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ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, dance music and electronica, funk,

reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL

includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard

to music type.

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AC/DC, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT Sun 4/8, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

ADVERSARIES Free in-store performance. Sat 4/7, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

ALKALINE TRIO Free in-store performance. Sun 4/1, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

BANJO FACULTY OF THE OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC Free performance. Fri 4/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BEACH BOYS Sun 4/8, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BONBON Miss Tiger's Bijou Erotic Cabaret directed by Eric Hensley with an all-male cast. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

BUTCHER SHOP QUARTET with Quasar Wut Wut, DJ Break It Down. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

CALIFONE Sun 4/8, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

RIPLEY CAINE Free in-store performance. Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT Sat 4/7, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

EAST VILLAGE PROJECT performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 4/6, 6-10 PM, Museum of

Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

ETERNAL FLAMES Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

FORTY PIECE CHOIR Sat 3/31, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GLEN ROAD Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 4/7, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA under the direction of Larry O'Brien performs at a dinner dance for the Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders. Mon 4/2, 7 PM, Porretta's Banquets, 3718 N. Central. 847-559-1500.

GODSMACK, STAINED, COLD & SYSTEMATIC Wed 4/4, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5700 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES WITH THE CYRUS CHESTNUT QUARTET Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HIGH GRASS DOGS, FORTY PIECE CHOIR, RUCK LA' ROU, MOS ISLEY, LANK FAME Sat 3/31, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

INDIGENOUS Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID JOHANSEN & THE HARRY SMITHS, SYD STRAW See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KOKAPELLI Free in-store performance. Sat 3/31, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

PATTI LABELLE Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SHANE MacGOWAN & THE POPES, TOSSERS Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MAHONEY BROTHERS & JOHNNY THOMPSON perform "Elvis Meets the Beatles." Fri 3/30, 8:30 PM, Sabre Room, 8900 W. 95th, Hickory Hills. 630-249-1115.

MARK V Free performance. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MILEMARKER, YAPHET KOTTO, VOLUME 11, LA MANTRA DE FHIQRIA, TALE OF GENJI, CALVERY Fri 3/30, 7 PM, Infant Island, 1800 W. Huron. 312-494-5869.

DEGENERATION See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Fri 3/30, 7:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MINDERS See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Fri 3/30, 7 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MOTUS DJ Wax spins techno, DJ Cheech spins house, DJ Pique spins drum and bass, and DJ Phil Freeart spins hardcore. Sun 4/1, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

PLUNGING NECKLINES Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Sun 4/1, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

BILL QUATEMAN Fri 3/30, 8:30 PM, Norris Center, Northwestern University, 1999 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-2350.

SARAH RIDGE Free in-store performance. Sat 3/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

SEVEN NATIONS Free in-store performance. Tue 4/3, 2 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

MARVIN TATE'S D-SETTLEMENT Free in-store performance. Sat 4/7, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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.

BILL WARD Free in-store performance. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sat 3/31, 9 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band), Day Birds. Tue 4/3, 8 PM, Chick Singer Night. Wed 4/4, 9 PM, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash (see Spot Check), Torturing Elvis. Thu 4/5, 9 PM, Bill Quateman. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Swag, Devil in a Woodpile, Red Elephant, Deanna Varagona. Sat 4/7, 9 PM, Chris Mills & Sally Timms. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 4/5, 10 PM, Loose Screws (no cover). 773-348-5100.

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

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

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

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/30, Second Hand Poets. Sat 3/31, Drumatics. Fri 4/6, Eric & Beth Carlson. Sat 4/7, Zach Phillips. 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 3/30, DJs Andre Solaris & Chris Walsh. Saturdays, DJs Jeff Moyer & Jimmie Page. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

AVALANCHE II 3 S 071 Rte. 59, Warrenville: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/7, Stevie Starlite. 630-393-3141.

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. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Sticky Lupree (no cover). 773-348-3665.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 3/30, Nikki Sudden, Warlocks. Sat 3/31, Rusk, Smoke-off Vinyl, Vibeflight Mission. Sun 4/1, Equinox 5, Ikk Wu. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/3, Suran Song in Stag. Wed 4/4, Over 30, Murmur. Thu 4/5, Tav Falco & the Panther Burns, Valentine Killers, Mistreaters. Fri 4/6, Andy G. & the Roller Kings, Clone Defects, Daylight Lovers, Black Beauties. Sat 4/7, Dirtbombs, Mullens, Buzzards, Guilty Pleasures. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM, Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus. Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus. Fri 4/6, benefit for Ladyfest. 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, with guest DJ Hiroki. Saturdays, DJ Spin spins hip-hop, house, and old school, with guest DJ Uncle Milty. Sundays, DJs Dave Britton & Gene Lopez. Mondays, DJ Slowride spins 80s music. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/30, Differents, Rectangle, Danger Adventure. Sat 3/31, My Delusion, Johnny Underdog. Thu 4/5, Hindersole, Freakalicious Alien Booty, Guido's Racecar. Fri 4/6, AJ Rosales, the Deans, Second Hand Poets. Sat 4/7, J.J. Squared & the Mental Floss Group, Hired Goons, Chris Devins Debacle, Equinox 5. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Sat 3/31, DJ Bouto. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mon 4/2, DJ Recloose, Hiroki, Jordan Zawideh. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 4/4, L Double. 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." Thursdays, DJ Speed. 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.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Mon 4/2, Pat McDonald. Fri 4/6, Mark Zeus. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/31, Selective Recall. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/30, Peterbilts. Sat 3/31, Stu Remley Band. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Mondays, Karaoke with Prino. Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam. Fri 4/6, Freesome. Sat 4/7, Tony Furtado Band. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 3/30, Wombat Carnival. Sat 3/31, Serilian. Fri 4/6, Feel. Sat 4/7, Tractor Boy. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/30, Cryin' Souls. Sat 3/31, Hoochie Suit. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/6, Stevie Starlite. Sat 4/7, Howard & the White Boys. 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 3/30, Tony Calderisi. Wed 4/4, 6 PM, Pop Lincoln. Fri 4/6, Beatle Brothers. Sat 4/7, Bryan Harrell. 847-256-8870.

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

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

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 4/6, 10 PM, Ellen Rosner, Sarah Osmer. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 3/31, Lush Budget. Thu 4/5, Jim Barclay 3 with Chris Forman. Sat 4/7, Susie & the Hollywoods. 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 3/30, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHASERS 87 Executive Dr., Aurora: Fri 3/30, 8:30 PM, Icon of Coil, Stromkern, Cruciform Injection, Halo 13, Xeromix. 630-851-6930.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Artificial Flavor. Sat 3/31, Blizzard of Oz. Sat 4/7, Sister Envy. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 3/31, Stevie Starlite. Sat 4/7, Jostelen Weed. 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. 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. Wed 4/4, DJs Droopy, Dekko, Brian Balli, DVS, Renan, Mart Dog. 773-327-4646.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, DJs Don, Joe & Bart spin punk and progressive pop. 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 3/30, Seers Poncho & the Dopes. Sat 3/31, Swerve. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/31, Deja Vu. Sat 4/7, Midnight Sun. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 3/30, David Waxman. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol, Earl Pleasure & Michael Serafini. Wednesdays, DJ Chris Gin. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/30, benefit for the American Heart Association with Maggie Speaks, Seventy Seven. Sat 3/31, Gary Allan. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Confusion. Fri 4/6, 9:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Knee Deep Shag, Young Blood Brass Band, the Dog and Everything. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 4/6, Matthew McBride. Sat 4/7, Quantum Leap. 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 3/30, 8 and 10:30 PM, Sat 3/31, 8 PM, and Sun 4/1, 7 PM, Corky Hale. Wed 4/4, 8 PM, June Shellene. Thu 4/5, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Megon McDonough; 10:30 PM, Annie Pringle & Mark Burnell. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Lori McClain Trio; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. 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. Sat 3/31, 6 PM, Tapeheads. Sun 4/1, DJs Pete & Mark. Mon 4/2, DJs Matt & Chris spin punk. Tue 4/3, Scott spins AC/DC. Wed 4/4, DJ Nan. Thur 4/5, DJs Kris, John & Ben. Sun 4/8, DJ Lexi. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/30, 10 PM, Electric Wizard (see Spot Check), Warhorse, Behold! the Living Corpse, Bongzilla. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, "All Fools Fetish Ball." Sun 4/1, 9:30 PM, Texas Terri & the Stiff Ones (see Spot Check), Shovel Head, Mashers. Mon 4/2, 9 PM, Glass Family, Runner, Cricket Rumor Mill. Wed 4/4, 9 PM, Israel, Elbow, Pinheads. Thu 4/5, 9:30 PM, Richard Devine (see Post No Bills), Salvo Beta, Twine. Fri 4/6, 10 PM, 12Rods, Spies Who Surf, Matthew. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Premium, Great Apes, Lifeblood. Sun 4/8, 9 PM, Honky, Tummler, Pistolero, Yakuza. 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 3/31, Crash. Sat 4/7, Swingin' Lovehammers. 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 3/30, Rubber. Sat 3/31, Artificial Flavor. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/6, The Only Sons. Sat 4/7, Pirates Over 40. 815-356-9980.

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 3/30, Pat McCurdy, Kimi Hayes. Sat 3/31, Battery (Metallica tribute band). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 4/6, Disfunktion. Sat 4/7, Wicked Garden with House Arrest. 847-358-9150.

EARTHQUAKES 7900 W. Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort: Sat 4/7, 6 PM, Audio I.D., Infrared. 815-469-9450.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/30, 10 PM, Super Big, Echo Base, Nicotine. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, 4-Fi, BB Gun, Deja Voodoo. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo with Concord Frequency. Mon 4/2, Adam Greenberg, Jack Cunningham, Rebecca Francis Scotti. Tue 4/3, 9 PM, Rathmatics, Since the Accident, 77. Wed 4/4, 9:15 PM, Seeking Homer, Heager's Band, Cudahy. Thu 4/5, 9:30 PM, Black Country Rock, Bizzaro. Fri 4/6, 10 PM, National Drag, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Hungries. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Fuse, Urt, Suite Oblivion, Area Man. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Slip Mickey. Sat 3/31, Spinshine. Fri 4/6, Mr. Meyers. Sat 4/7, American Slang. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/30, White Stripes, Comeons, Geraldine. Sat 3/31, Crooked Fingers, Azure Ray, Fruit Bats. Sun 4/1, 9 PM, Dillinger Four, Apocalypse Hoboken, Arrivals, the Squad. Mon 4/2, 9 PM, Fly Pan Am, I Am Spoonbender, Slaves, Ben Vida. Thu 4/5, 90 Day Men, Cutthroats 9, Gogogo Airheart. Fri 4/6, Dianogah, Tara Jane O'Neil, Michael Hurley. Sat 4/7, "Saturday Night Beaver" with Evil Beaver, Monkeypaw, Ravine. Sun 4/8, 7 PM, Cerberus Shoal, Detachment Kit, the Falling; 10 PM, Supreme Court and Dante Carfagna spin heavy funk and soul. 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 3/30, 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 3/30, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 3/31, Seven Deez. Wed 4/4, G'tarman Dave. Thu 4/5, Big Deal. Fri 4/6, J.P. & the Cats. Sat 4/7, Eleventh Hour. 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. Wednesdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/30, 7 PM, MU330, Lawrence Arms, Big D & the Kids' Table, the Phuzz, Retarded. Sat 3/31, 5 PM, Callaghan, J.J. Nobody & the Regulars, Bump-n-Uglies, Hudson Falcons, Armchair Martian; 10 PM, Wolcott, Volta Do Mar, Tekulvi. Sun 4/1, 7 PM, Penny & the Loafers, Amazing Transparent Man, Split-Habit, Logan's Loss, Trundle. Mon 4/2, 7 PM, Seven Days of Samsara, Employer Employee, Mini Watt, Milly. Tue 4/3, 6 PM, Midtown, Hot Rod Circuit, Cadillac Blindside; 10 PM, Enemymine, the Rapture, Gogogo Airheart, Tale of Genji. Wed 4/4, 7 PM, Sandkicker, All Else Fails, Spitalfield; 10 PM, Tiny Hairs, Mora, Herring Honeman. Thu 4/5, 9 PM, Motion City Soundtrack, Attention, Red Hot Valentines. Fri 4/6, 6 PM, Synnecrosis, Enforsaken, Rightarmdeaththreat, Vitamin X; 10 PM, Need, Hurricane Lamps. Sat 4/7, 6 PM, Pedro the Lion, Unwed Sailor, White Octave; 10 PM, Peralta, TV Savage, Snails. Sun 4/8, 7 PM, Fire Show, Mumble & Peg, Lozenge, Illusion of Safety. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/30, 10 PM, NRBQ, Slugs. Fri 4/6, 8:30 PM, Ian Moore, Blazers. Sat 4/7, 9:30 PM, Ides of March. 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 9:30 PM. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/30, Disfunktion. Fri 4/6, Kimi Hayes. 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Sat 4/7, Tuneage. 630-964-5000.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Sun 4/1, 9 PM, Evil Beaver (no cover). Wed 4/4, Stank Willie (no cover). 773-248-3330.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/30, Rock Bottom. Sat 3/31, Heavy Mental, Solar Trance. Wed 4/4, Laura Braun & Scott. Fri 4/6, 50 Lb. Head. 773-489-5471.

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

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

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

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

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/31, Ali Baba & the Thieves. Sat 4/7, Fairlanes. 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 3/30, Stevie Starlite. Sat 3/31, Major Woody. Fri 4/6, Blizzard of Oz. Sat 4/7, M.F. Tyson. 630-833-3534.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/30, Morris Miners, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 3/31, The Steepwater Band, Saps. Thu 4/5, Steve Fanagan. Fri 4/6, The Bomb, Dummy. Sat 4/7, Young Fathers, Difference. 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. Thu 4/5, 10 PM, Illroot, Left Setter. 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. 773-248-5933.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/30, 10 PM, Ann E. DeChant. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Bill Quateman. Fri 4/6, 10:30 PM, J.L. Styles, Deja Voodoo. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Bill Quateman. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/30, 10 PM, Jenny Toomey with Amy Domingues & Mark Greenberg, Can-Ky-Ree, Sweeder. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, DJ Supreme Court. Sun 4/1, 9 PM, Bobby Conn, Mr. Quintron (see Spot Check), Magas. Mon 4/2, 9 PM, Manishevitz, Terminal Four, Scott Tuma. Wed 4/4, 10 PM, Drovers, Lift Point, Wes Cunningham, Light FM. Thu 4/5, 9:30 PM, Hot Dog City, Brendon Massei, the Means. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Lalala, Arianne Lydon. Sun 4/8, 4 PM, "Kid's Show" with Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Dianne and Steve of Dolly Varden, Urban Djin, Red Dust. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Mario (no cover). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Michael T. Wed 4/4, Rico. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/30, Antje, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. Sat 3/31, Mercury Redstone, Flammable Dress. Fri 4/6, Trippin' Billies. Sat 4/7, Hoochie Suit with Zambow. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/31, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, DJ Squeeze. Tue 4/3, 9 PM, "Interface 2001.04.03" featuring the Phil Mosberg Quartet & Chris Clepper, Christian Matts, Matt Biederman, Hecker (see Post No Bills). Fri 4/6, 10 PM, Bobby Conn, On Fillmore. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/30, Strain Busy Sky, Shoemaker, Mabel Mabel. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Pat McGee Band, Monte Montgomery, Howie Day. Sun 4/1, J. Mascis & the Fog, Cobra Verde. Thu 4/5, "an evening with" the Disco Biscuits. Fri 4/6, Ekoostik Hookah, Seven Day Run. Sat 4/7, 6:45 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, the Dog and Everything, Phunk Junkeez; 11:30 PM, Luciano, Junior Kelly, Mikey General, Dean Fraser & the Firehouse Crew. Sun 4/8, 7:45 PM, Melanie C, Faze Four. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays through Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Underwater People. Fri 4/6, Seven Nations, Tim Mahoney. Sat 4/7, Then Again. Sun 4/8, Johnny Winter. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. 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 Flipside. 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. Sat 3/31, Arthur Lee Band. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 4/6, Nada's, Flapjacks. Sat 4/7, Common Ground, Core. 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursdays, Cedarcase. Fri 4/6, Rockin' Billy. 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. Sat 3/31, Avid, Carla Prather. 708-388-6755.

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

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

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/30, Peking Turtle, E-Mics. Sat 3/31, Milk Plow, Banana Sac. Sun 4/1, Pete Special Band, Jimbo Delta. Tue 4/3, 7:30 PM, acoustic open mike with Mighty Joe; 9 PM, Almighty Rogers. Wed 4/4, 9 PM, West of Rome, A Twist on Friday. Thu 4/5, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff

Freling (no cover). Fri 4/6, Wendy Morgan with Inside Out, Kate Milan & Her Band. Sat 4/7, Hundo, Renaissance, C-1-2. Sun 4/8, 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. Fridays, DJ Brian Gardner with percussionist Louie Roman, DJ Jevon Jackson. Sat 3/31, Playin' 4 the City, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sun 4/1, Peven Everett with Seance Divine. Mondays, 7 PM, spoken word with Mental Graffiti; 10 PM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty spin house. Tue 4/3, DJs Justin Reed, Striz, Shaka 23 spin trip-hop. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. 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.

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Johnny B. 847-885-2112.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/31, 9 PM, John Hammond's Wicked Grin. Wed 4/4, 8:30 PM, Chris Cutler (see Spot Check), All Rectangle. Thu 4/5, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree, Riptones. Fri 4/6, Brad Peterson, Slowjane. Sat 4/7, Dave Zollo, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot. 773-404-9494.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM; dance floor Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM until 2 AM; DJs spin 80s disco after 8:30 PM Thursdays. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 4/7, Desi Brothers. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/31, Slip Mickey. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Soft Boys (see Critic's Choice), John Wesley Harding & the Radical Gentlemen. Sat 3/31, 6:30 PM, Blank Theory, Chevelle, Headspace, Mad Hops; 11:30 PM, Grooverider & Fabio, Ry-n, Kevin Cunningham. Sun 4/1, 6:30 PM, Alkaline Trio, Figgs, Honor System. Mon 4/2, 6:30 PM, Alkaline Trio, Dillinger Four, Sweep the Leg Johnny. Tue 4/3, 7 PM, Big Dumb Face with Wes Borland, El Greco, Airbrush. Thu 4/5, 7 PM, BS 2000, the Need. Fri 4/6, 6:30 PM, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Chestnut Station; 11:30 PM, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. Sat 4/7, 7 PM, Hey Mercedes, Mock Orange, Nymb. Sun 4/8, 6:30 PM, Anniversary, Firebird, Retro Morning, Tenki. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Guitar Dave. Fri 4/6, Margarita Mike. 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 3/30, Kokapelli, John Lundbom Quartet. Sat 3/31, Calahan, Hudson Falcon, Black Beauties, Runarounds. Tuesdays, "Triptych" open mike hosted by Kea Lynn. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open turntables; midnight, DJs Dr. Deege Gnosis & Melvin X. Fri 4/6, Swollen Members. Sat 4/7, God Module, Negative Format; DJs Spectre & Agent Webb spin after the show. 773-764-6401.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM. Sat 4/7, The Geezers. 773-486-7774.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Lozenge, Jackson Krall & Mark Hennen. 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: Fri 3/30, 11 PM, Helen Steller, Julius Caesar. Sat 3/31, 11 PM, Convulsions, Ghettobillies. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 4/2, 10 PM, Big Man & Friends. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Spheres of Influence. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 4/6, 11 PM, Woolworthy, Ethyline, Swizzle Tree. Sat 4/7, 12 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/6, Afrodisiacs. Sat 4/7, Bello. 708-756-0600.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 4/7, 9 PM, I Decline, Banana Sac, Forty Piece Choir. 708-371-0802.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Open at 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. DJs spin Thursdays and Fridays. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, pianist Chad Willetts. 312-787-2200.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Genuine Goat. Sat 3/31, R&R, Bamboo Groove. Sun 4/1, Voodoo Pilot. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 4/4, The Lung. Thu 4/5, Tetrafry. Fri 4/6, Thrill House Collective. Sat 4/7, Whiskey Drill & the Bits. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, I-Ron, Pete Pong, W01 & others. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, Peking Turtle. Thu 4/5, Suede & Blue Roy. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thu 4/5, 9 PM, Jazz Solution. Sat 4/7, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-276-9730.

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

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

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

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

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 3/30, DJs Christopher Robin, Devo, Heather & Bear Who? Sat 3/31, Ken Ishii. 312-733-6699.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Sun 4/1, 6:30 PM, Cryptopsy, Candiria, Origin, Poison the Well (all-ages show). 630-896-1031.

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.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, the Feel, In the Flesh (Pink Floyd tribute band). 630-543-3101.

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 3/30, 6:30 PM, Kasey Chambers (see Critic's Choice), Jeb Loy Nichols (see Spot Check); 10:30 PM, Minders (see Critic's Choice), Fuck, Fire Show. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Peter Mulvey; 10 PM, Ass Ponys, Moviola, Joan of Arse (see Spot Check). Sun 4/1, 9 PM, Sadies, Nora O'Connor with Andrew Bird. Mon 4/2, 6 & 9 PM, Melissa Ferrick. Wed 4/4, 9 PM, Gourds (see Critic's Choice), Cash Brothers, Dave Ramont. Thu 4/5, 8 PM, Sara Hickman with Barbara Kessler. Fri 4/6, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10:30 PM, Slobberbone, Trent Summar & the New Row Mob. Sat 4/7, 7:30 PM, Ian Moore; 10:30 PM, Mark Kozelek with Blake Zweig. Sun 4/8, Michael Hurley with Nad Navillus. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/31, Big Deal. Sat 4/7, Slip Mickey. 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.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Mirror (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 2 PM-4 AM Sundays, and 5:30 PM-midnight Mondays. Fridays 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 downtempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thursdays, Beat Parlor DJs spin. 312-932-0006.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 3/31, 10:30 PM, V.90, Jerkys. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/30, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 3/31, Kenny Hawkes, DJ Sativa. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy, Brian Ford. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin British punk, new wave, rockabilly & ska. Fri 4/6, Mauricio Aviles, Darrell Woodson. Sat 4/7, Darrell Woodson, Josh Werner. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/30, Sacred Groove, Monkey Drive, Undertow, Far From Empty. Sat 3/31, Jungle Rot, Vehement, Enforsaken. Fri 4/6, Highspeeddirt. Sat 4/7, Leyden Moon with Michael Angelo Batio. 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. Sundays and Tuesdays, VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Tim O. & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fri 3/30, 8 PM, SKG, Land of the El Caminos, Evergreen Terrace. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Gels, Cancer Merchants, Frederick. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. 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 3/30, 9 PM, Ivory Coast, East Village, Dahui, Earl. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, All Fours, DJ Cory Labadie, Pusapaya. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Bamboo Grove, Monorail, Marina. 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. Thursdays, Shakejunt with Minnesota Fabric. 773-278-6600.

SYNERGY II 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Music after 10 PM. Sat 3/31, Voodoo Kings. 630-231-6000.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Mark Buxton & Mike Steele. Saturdays, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. 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 3/30, Al Rose, Marc Rosenthal. Sat 3/31, 9 PM, Travis Dow, Katie Todd. Sun 4/1, 7 PM, Ellen Rosner Band. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Twang Bang, Billy Jonas. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/30, Pills, Mega Super Ultra. Sat 3/31, Los Shut Up, SugarfriedsuperO's. Sundays, DJs Nole & Mungo spin old-school R&B and funk. 773-327-2739.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. 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, Phonic Bombers, DJs Subzero, Delphi, Justin Reed. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Decades. Sat 3/31, Rico. Fri 4/6, Arra. Sat 4/7, Deja Vu. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/30, Jaked. Sat 3/31, Knee Deep Shag. Wed 4/4, Domestic Problems. Thursdays, Chia Band. Fri 4/6, Soulfix, Voodoo Kings. Sat 4/7, Bryter, Dan Darrah Band. 773-929-1300.

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

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mon 4/2, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/30, Sepia. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, benefit for Windy City Hemp Fest with Big Daddy Roaches, Genral Patton & His Privates, Oucho Sparks, Ad Rok Committee. 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 3/30, Weebles. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Flex Crew. Sat 3/31, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Sun 4/1, Shine Head, Rocker T, DJ Field Marshall. Mon 4/2, 4 PM, Dub Dis; 8 PM, DJ Redlax. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 4/4, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 4/5, Dansika. Fri 4/6, Debbi DeFire, Tchaka. Sat 4/7, Zeleke, Daughters of Jah. Sun 4/8, Daughters of Jah. 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 (4/5 with Thunder Ed & Jeffrey Altergott). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Turnstyles. Sat 3/31, Uncle John Band. Wed 4/4, Arthur Lee. Thu 4/5, Cornmeal. Sat 4/7, Seeking Homer. 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. Fridays, DJs Justin Long spins uptempo house, tech house, and tracks; DJ Sativa spins downtempo, hip-hop, and dancehall. Saturdays, DJ Sean Kozak & the Lower Sessions, DJ Jason Christopher, percussionist Miro. Fri 3/30, DJ Assault, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Sean Deason. Fri 4/6, Derrick May, Cedric. Sat 4/7, Diz Classic, Tweekin, Guidance, Hula Groove. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

CHERISH THE LADIES Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

LARRY CORDLE & LONESOME STANDARD TIME Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

TOM DUNDEE Sat 3/31, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

FOREST VIEW EXPRESS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BUCKY HALKER with Don Stiernberg. Sun 4/8, 3 PM, auditorium, Thornhill Education Center, Morton Arboretum, Rte. 53 north of I-88, Lisle. 630-719-2465.

KATHLEEN HANNAN Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

DAVID JOHANSEN & THE HARRY SMITHS, SYD STRAW See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHTDRIVERS, CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Fri 4/6, 8 PM, American Legion Post, 1032 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

MICHAEL MCNEVIN Sat 4/7, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

ANITA MILLER & JOE FILISKO Free in-store performance. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Caribou Coffee, 3424 N. Southport. 773-529-4902.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performances. Fri 4/6, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3232 Lake, Wilmette. 847-256-3220. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

MICHAEL SMITH, ERIC LUGOSCH Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music at 8 PM. Fri 3/30, 9 PM, Mark Zeus & Thunderboltz, Moondogs, A to Z. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. 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 4/1, Can-Ky-Ree. Sun 4/8, 6:30 PM, Honky Tonk Hayride. 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.

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 3/30, Dooley Brothers. Sat 3/31, Dal-Riada. Fri 4/6, Burren Ceili Band performs for a "Ceili Mor" traditional Irish social dance. Sat 4/7, Salt Hill Mines. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 4/4, 8 PM, Beausoleil. Thu 4/5, 8:30 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong with Al Day and friends. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/31, On the Mainline. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 4/4, 9 PM, Laura Braun & Scott. 773-489-5471.

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

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. 773-248-5933.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tue 4/3, 9:30 PM, Devil In A Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 8 PM, songwriter showcase. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Louise Cloutier. 773-235-9795.

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

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 9 PM-midnight, live Irish music. 773-935-6669.

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Fri 3/30, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/30, 9 PM, Eddie From Ohio, Alice Peacock. Mon 4/2, Anish. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 3/31, Napper Tandy. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/6, Recliners. Sat 4/7, Triple Play. 630-513-6300.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Al Day's Song Circle with Nancy Walker. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/30, 6:30 PM, Kasey Chambers (see Critic's Choice), Jeb Loy Nichols (see Spot Check). Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Peter Mulvey. Mon 4/2, 6 & 9 PM, Melissa Ferrick. Wed 4/4, 9 PM, Gourds (see Critic's Choice), Cash Brothers, Dave Ramount. Thu 4/5, 8 PM, Sara Hickman with Barbara Kessler. Fri 4/6, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman. Sat 4/7, 7:30 PM, Ian Moore; 10:30 PM, Mark Kozelek with Blake Zweig. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 3/30, Jim Bartholomew. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Jutta & the Hi-Dukes. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/30, Al Rose & the Transcendos with Marc Rosenthal. Sat 3/31, Cal Hollow, Katie Todd. Sun 4/1, 7 PM, Ellen Rosner Band. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Twang Bang, Billy Jonas. 773-929-3680.

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

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free performances. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909. Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 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 & John Carpender. 847-549-1972.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 3/31, Bea Brady & Rockin' Soul Revue. 847-776-9850.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Thu 4/5, 11 PM, Mel Hammond. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Eddy Clearwater Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, 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 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Carlos Johnson. Sun 4/1, Blues Alley Sunday with Lindsey Alexander. Mon 4/2, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/3, Ron Prince. Wed 4/4, Rockin' Johnny. Thu 4/5, J.W. Williams. Fri 4/6, Vino Louden. 773-528-1012.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

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 3/30, 5:30 PM, Lil' Ed; 9:30 PM, Frankie Lee, Bobby Murray & the Sax Man. Sat 3/31, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 10 PM, Bernard Allison, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Sun 4/1, Carl Weathersby. Mon 4/2, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 4/3, Mississippi Heat. Wed 4/4, Lynne Jordan. Thu 4/5, Big Jack Johnson. Fri 4/6, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. Sat 4/7, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Joe Louis Walker, Marty Sammon Midnight Street Jam. Sun 4/8, Carl Weathersby. 312-427-0333.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/7, Howard & the Whiteboys. 847-541-2500.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/31, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

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 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Vance Kelly. 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 3/30, Bernard Allison. Sat 3/31, Larry McCray. 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. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. 847-520-4800.

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

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

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 3/30, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam. Sat 3/31, Dell "the Saxman" Knickerbocker. Sun 4/1, 11 AM, John Primer; 9 PM, Fruteland Jackson. Mon 4/2, Steve Arvey. Tue 4/3, Marty Sammon Duo. Wed 4/4, Fruteland Jackson. Thu 4/5, Casey Jones. Fri 4/6, Phillip Walker. Sat 4/7, Wayne Baker Brooks. Sun 4/8, 11 AM, Brian Katz Duo; 9 PM, Fruteland Jackson. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Holmes Brothers (see Critic's Choice). 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 3/31, Joanna Connor Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Sat 3/31 and Wed 4/4, Strange Brew. 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.

HALFTIME'S 665 Roosevelt, Lombard: Sat 3/31, Roger Connelly & the Blues Merchants. 630-932-9596.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 3/31, 9:30 PM, Big G & the Real Deal. Tue 4/3, 8:30 PM, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Redhots (no cover). Thu 4/5, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 4/7, 9:30 PM, Sam Lay Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

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 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/3 and Thu 4/5, Dynatones. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Sat 3/31, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Byther Smith. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 4/5, Nuwki Nu & Charlie Love. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Bobby "Slim" James. Sat 3/31, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 312-566-0555.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays 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 3/31, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 4/7, West Side Blues Revue. 773-525-2422.

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

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

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 4/5, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/31, Dave Specter. Sun 4/8, 6 PM, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/31, Ken Saydak Trio. Fri 4/6, Mississippi Heat. 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. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Eddie King & the Swampbees. Sun 4/1, 8:30 PM, "Sunday Head Cutting Session" with Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, Carey Bell, Ronnie & Wayne Baker Brooks. Fri 4/6, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 4/7, Eddy Clearwater with Lonnie Brooks. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Lurrie Bell, Dion Payton & the 43rd St. Blues Band. Sundays, Carlos Johnson, Michael Coleman. Mondays, A.C. Reed, Lurrie Bell. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. 312-733-6577.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, John Primer Band with Pinetop Perkins (see Critic's Choice). Sat 3/31, 9:30 PM, John Primer Band with Pinetop Perkins (see Critic's Choice); midnight, John Primer Band with Detroit Junior. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. 773-342-0452.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 4/4, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues Allstars. Fri 4/6, the Wabi Blues Project Band. Sat 4/7, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 4/5, 3:30 PM, Airtight. 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.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. 773-728-3114.

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

jazz

concerts

BANJO BUDDIES DIXIELAND BAND Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA with Jeff Lindberg conducting a "Big Band/Big Dance" concert; free admission. Fri 4/6, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake. 312-427-1676.

FLOYD CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 4/6, 11:30 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FOURTH ANNUAL WOMEN OF SOUTHPORT FESTIVAL featuring vocalists Alexandra Billings, Katherine Davis, Eugenia Elliot, Christiana Moffa & Joanie Pallatto in a free concert. Tue 4/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA under the direction of Larry O'Brien. Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

ISAAC HAYES WITH THE CYRUS CHESTNUT QUARTET Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 4/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOB MILNE Wed 4/4, 1 PM & 7 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL JAZZ GROUP in a free concert. Thu 4/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBO Free concert. Wed 4/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SOUND & THE FURY Swing dance concert. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

KEN SPURR TRIO Free concert. Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3330.

SUPERBONES: JAZZ TROMBONE CLINIC featuring Steve Wiest and the Chicago Trombone Choir under the direction of Christopher Trinche. Sat 4/7, 12:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5560.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/30, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/31, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Men of Note. 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 4/4, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 4/5, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Band. Fri 4/6, noon, Eric Schneider, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/7, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Andy Goodrich Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

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 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Nick Colionne. Sun 4/1, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. Tue 4/3 through Sat 4/7, Carmen Stokes. Sun 4/8, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-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 4/4, 8 PM, Ron Smith Duo (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, 5 PM, Scott Holman solo piano; 7 PM, Scott Holman Quartet. 847-368-0792.

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.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wed 4/4, 7 PM, Judi K. Jazz Quintet. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 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.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Tom Hope. 312-467-0546.

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 4/3, Jeb Bishop Trio, Chris Jonas Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Wed 4/4, Chris Speed Trio (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 4/5, 8 PM, Paul Jacki Trio (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 3/31, Paul Abella Group. Sat 4/7, Ron Smith Duo. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 3/31, Jazz Vertigo. Fri 4/6, Abi. Sat 4/7, Brenden Giusti Trio. 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 4/1, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Tue 4/3, 8 PM, Sense of Urgency. Sun 4/8, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Nick Vegas & the Roulettes. 773-528-4033.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Sat 4/7, Judi K. Jazz Quintet. 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.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 3/30 and Fri 4/6, Jose Valdes Latin Jazz Trio. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 3/31, Bernard Alcorn. Sat 4/7, Groovatron. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Mon 4/2, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/30, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 3/31, The Business. Mon 4/2, Tim Green Quartet. Tuesdays, 8 PM, pro jam hosted by Detour. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 4/5, Ken Chaney Experience. Fri 4/6, Shawn Christopher. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 3/30, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/1, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group with Chris Jonas (see Critic's Choice); 7 PM, Pong Unit; 11 PM, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 4/4, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/8, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon sings Billie Holiday. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 3/30, Melodaires Jazz Orchestra. 847-724-7171.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/30, 8 PM, 8 Bold Souls; 11 PM, Olu Dara. Wed 4/4, 8 PM, Niki Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, Cream Jones. Thu 4/5, 8 PM, Charles Gayle with Harrison Bankhead & Avreeayl Ra, Chicago Underground Duo. 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.

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 3/30 through Sun 4/1, Junior Mance Trio. Tue 4/3 through Sun 4/8, Cecil Payne with Eric Alexander. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis Quintet; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Kelly Brand Trio. 312-595-5299.

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

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Gary Tu. 773-525-2422.

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

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

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Hunter & the Jazz Hounds. 773-489-3490.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays. 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. Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 4/1, 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 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Atomic Martini. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, Dan Farris Quartet. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 3/30, Ryan Shultz Trio. Sat 3/31, Margaret Murphy Group. Wed 4/4, 7 PM, Ryan Cohan Trio. Fri 4/6, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sat 4/7, Henry Johnson Quartet. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sun 4/1, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with Studebaker Spatz. 847-742-5040.

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

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/30, 9 PM, Gary Dacanay Quartet. Sun 4/1, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Fareed Haque. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Lozenge, Jackson Krall & Mark Hennen. 773-743-3355.

ORBIE'S INTERNATIONAL CAFE 525 Torrence, Calumet City: Music at 8 PM. Thu 4/5, jam session with Samuel Mohammed, Muslimah & friends. 708-891-3900.

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 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Ron Surace Trio. Fri 4/6, Five Spot Quintet. Sat 4/7, Joan Hickey Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sat 3/31, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Temple Schultz. 708-848-4250.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/30, Greg Sergo Quartet. Sat 3/31, Jodie Christian Quartet. Sun 4/1, Elaine Dame Trio. Mon 4/2, Women of Southport Festival Opening Night with Joanie Pallatto, Sparrow, Frank Portolese & Carolyn Aguila. Tue 4/3, Christiana Moffa with Bobby Schiff. Wed 4/4, Eugenia Elliot Trio. Thu 4/5, Katherine Davis Trio. Fri 4/6, 5:30 PM, Katherine Davis Trio; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings with Bill Underwood. Sat 4/7, Joanie Pallatto, April Aloisio Quintet. Sun 4/8, Alison Ruble Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Rankinfyle. Sat 3/31, Henry Johnson Quartet. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Sat 4/7, in the club: Redd Holt Trio; in the bar: Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 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.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Stenten Trio. 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, 9 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 3/31, John Beard Trio. 630-305-0230.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 4/7, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-264-0634.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: no cover. Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Leonardo plays flamenco & Latin jazz. Fridays, 6:30-9:30 PM, John Jeffrey. 630-832-9797.

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

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 3/30, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Sat 3/31, David Boykin's Expanse. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fri 3/30, 5:30 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Buddy Charles. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Wed 4/4, 8:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Julie Wood & Joan Hickey. 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

LIZ CARROLL, DAVID JAMES Traditional Irish folk music. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

KARAN CASEY & SOLAS Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

DELCIA Lithuanian musicians perform traditional Easter songs. Sun 4/1, 2 PM, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski. 773-582-6500.

ALI JIHAD RACY ENSEMBLE perform classical Arabic music on traditional instruments; benefits Arab American Action Network. Sun 4/1, 3:30 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-829-3055.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features Puerto Rican cuatro with Cuatrisimo and Fabian Saldana. Wed 4/4, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SZASZCSAVAS BAND performs traditional gypsy music from Transylvania; free. Sat 4/7, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-744-6630.

international

clubs

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

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

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

DULCE VIDA CAFE 1338 W. Madison: Fri 3/30, 7 PM, Argentine singer Luis Jahn, Mexican singer Ramon Marines (benefit for Casa Guatemala). 312-666-1920.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 4/5, 9 PM, Billy Rivera con Su Orquesta. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 11 PM, Quatro Fantasticos. 773-395-0066.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Sat 4/7, 9 PM, Belizean Vibes. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/7, 4 PM, Szaszcsavas; 10 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orchestra. Sun 4/8, 3 PM, "Marimba Rumba" with CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Latin Street Dancing with DJ El Papichulo. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mon 4/2, 7 PM, Angel D'Cuba y Su Combo. 312-932-0006.

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

classical

SERGIO AND ODAIR ASSAD guitar (D. Scarlatti, Rameau, Debussy, Piazzolla, Soler, Brouwer). Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Rossini's La Cenerentola. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Wed 4/4, 2 PM, and Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Goodfellow Hall, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY CHORALE in a free concert (Mozart, traditional, and others). Thu 4/5, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-346-3278 or 309-677-2600.

DAVID CATES harpsichord, in an all-Bach recital. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

PAWEL CHECINSKI piano, in a free recital (Chopin, Ginastera, Piazzolla). Fri 4/6, 7:30 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Milhaud, Ibert, Pierne). Mon 4/2, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Alexander Platt conducts Robert Kurka's The Good Soldier Schweik. Sat 3/31, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Oliver von Dohnanyi, conductor, with pianist Andre-Michel Schub and tubist Rex Martin (Mozart, Horowitz). Sun 4/1, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Mon 4/2, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Dvorak, Bartok, Beethoven). Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Dvorak, Schoenberg, Beethoven). Wed 4/4, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 8 PM, and Tue 4/3, 7:30 PM, Leif Segerstam, conductor, with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes (Rachmaninoff, Holst, Matthews). Thu 4/5 and Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Antonio Pappano, conductor, with soprano Dawn Upshaw (Honegger, Britten, Beethoven). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Respighi, Dvorak, Mozart). Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 3/31 and Sat 4/7, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CUBE (Stockhausen, Grazier, Maxwell Davies, Dinescu, Gena, Taub). Fri 3/30, 7:30 PM (with "prelude concert" by Trio d'Amore at 6:45 PM), Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

ALICIA DE LARROCHA piano (Chopin, Turina, Albeniz). Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD in a new-music program (Kellogg and others). Sat 4/7, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CHRISTIAN ELLENWOOD clarinet, in a free recital (Beethoven, Brahms). Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor (Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Britten). Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR performs excerpts from Bach's Saint Matthew Passion. Sun 4/8, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

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

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/30, 12:10 PM, Seraphim. Fri 4/6, 12:10 PM, flutist Mary Stolper. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

OSCAR GHIGLIA guitar (Bach, Milhaud, Roussel, Poulenc, Donatoni). Sun 4/1, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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

MATTHEW HAGLE, ANN KAEFER, AND MICHAEL DUGGAN piano, violin, and cello (Shostakovich, Beethoven). Fri 4/6, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 4/8, 3 PM, Cube (Piazzolla, Maslanka, Misurell-Mitchell, Brün, Lomon). 312-362-9707.

KUANG-HAO HUANG piano, in a free concert (Bach, Debussy, Kapralova, Janacek, Chen, Messiaen). Sun 4/8, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5170.

INVENTIONS "Visual music quartet" performs music "for duo clarinet and duo movement." Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass, Argonne. 630-252-3751.

KIPNIS-KUSHNER PIANO DUO in an all-Schubert program. Sat 4/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

KLANG (Bartok, Crumb). Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-667-1618.

McHENRY COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Tue 4/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MUSICIANS FROM RAVINIA'S STEANS INSTITUTE in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 4/4, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with violinist Yoon Kwon (Dvorak, Paulus, Sarasate). Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT Fri 3/30, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware. Sat 3/31, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

AYANO NINOMIYA violin (Bach, Beethoven, Ysaye, Webern, Ravel). Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, ORCHESTRA, AND GOSPEL CHOIR Rollo Dilworth and Tom Zelle conduct a benefit concert (Dvorak, Basler, and others). Sun 4/1, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 773-244-5625.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Sergio Tiempo (Ravel and others). Sun 4/1, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY STRING QUARTET in a free concert. Sun 4/1, 3 PM, north campus, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8863.

OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SIX PIANO ENSEMBLE (Brahms, Beethoven, Joplin, Faure, Berlin). Sat 3/31, 8 PM, and Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Performing Arts Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-2185.

IAN PACE piano (Yim, Ferneyhough, Dillon, Liszt, Sciarrino, Ravel, Rhys). Wed 4/4, 6:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PRESSENDA TRIO (Beethoven, Brahms, Arensky). Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084, 312-294-3000, or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 3/31 and Sat 4/7, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY HONORS MUSIC RECITAL Sun 4/1, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Chopin, Schumann). Fri 4/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Douglas Schneider, conductor. Free admission. Fri 4/6, 7:30 PM, St. Anne Church, 120 N. Ela, Barrington. 847-437-2158.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Douglas Schneider, conductor. Sun 4/8, 7 PM, Fourth Congregational Church, 2625 N. Talman. 773-486-1184.

THE SIXTEEN Harry Christophers, conductor (Byrd, Palestrina, Victoria). See Critic's Choice. Tue 4/3, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570 or 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

SOUTH RANGE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND in a free performance. Fri 3/30, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PATRICIA SPENCER flute (Sollberger, Copland, Carter, Tower, Mozart, C.P.E. Bach). Sat 3/31, 7:30 PM, Pierce Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, 433 N. Washington, Wheaton. 630-752-5098.

CRISPIAN STEELE-PERKINS baroque trumpet (Mozart, Haydn, Charpentier, Purcell). Tue 4/3, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

LISA SUN AND LISA STELTENPOHL piano and viola, in a free concert. Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

STEVE SUVADA AND STEVEN VAZQUEZ guitars, with guitarist Richard Brune, flutist Cynthia Fudala, pianist Mark Mrozinski, violinists Kristen Oyler and April Lucker-Berkowski, Tamburitza Orchestra Ojula, and others (Paganini, Sor, Granados, Piazzolla, Corea, Garson, Regan, Vazquez). Sat 3/31, 7:30 PM, Business and Social Science Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with violinist Paul Kantor (Welcher, Dvorak, Brahms). Sun 4/1, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts an a cappella program (Palestrina and others). Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Chopin, Beethoven). Sun 4/1, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor, with violinist Tracy Figard (Bizet, Dvorak, Lalo). Sun 4/8, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4742.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE with flutist Donald Peck, soprano Sunny Joy Langton, harpist Stephen Hartman, violist Keith Conant, oboist Ricardo Castaneda, clarinetist Christie Vohs, organist Thomas Weisflog, and the Moose Project dance ensemble in a program of music of William Ferris. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

GAIL WILLIAMS horn, with pianist Mary Ann Covert and violinist Stephen Hersh (Wilson, Harbison). Thu 4/5, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

miscellaneous

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY CHORALE in a free performance of Irish and Welsh folk songs & music by Bradley composers. Thu 4/5, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

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

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

NAPERVILLE MEN'S GLEE CLUB with the Young Naperville Singers. Sat 4/7, 7:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-961-1276.

SACRED MUSIC CONCERT featuring Tibetan chants, Korean folk percussion and dance & gospel songs by One Human Family Workshop Ensemble of the Bahai Temple. Fri 4/6, 7:30 PM, Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 W. Cornelia. 773-528-8685.

SCHILLER BOWL 9500 Irving Park, Schiller Park: Fridays, 10:30 PM, and Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri" with Becky. 708-452-5630.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 3/30, Napoleon High School Concert Band. 312-346-3278.

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