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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AC/DC, WIDEMOUTH MASON 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.

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. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, 11 PM, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

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

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

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE Free in-store performance. Fri 4/6, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT, MIRACLE ORCHESTRA 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.

FREE ASSOCIATION performs at a gallery reception for "Inside Out." Fri 4/13, 6 PM, Arena Gallery, 311 N. Sangamon. 312-421-0212.

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.

CHESTER GREGORY, PACO, JIMMY TILLMAN, CRUMAR, RICK & DAVE, PHIL HOWARD, RAN JOHNSON, MEDIC PHIL PERKINS perform the music of Jackie Wilson. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 2:30 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-528-2428.

GUITAR ECLECTIC DUO Free in-store performance. Fri 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ISAAC HAYES & CYRUS CHESTNUT See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TISH HINOJOSA, JIMMY LAFAVE, TOM RUSSELL & ELIZA GILKYSON Fri 4/13, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

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

TODD LEITER-WEINTRAUB Free in-store performance. Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4159 W. Peterson. 773-205-7440.

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

PAT McLAUGHLIN, JOHN RICE, PAT BRENNAN, CLEM HAYES & ANGELO VARIOS perform following a reading by Tony Fitzpatrick. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

FRANK MERKENDORFER Free performance. Sat 4/14, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

NAKED & SHAMELESS, CHEATIN' WIVES Fri 4/13, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

OLD #8 Free admission. Fri 4/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

OLD 97'S, HONEYDOGS Fri 4/13, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PERFECTO WITH PAUL OAKENFOLD, D:FUSE Sold out. Fri 4/13, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

TIM REYNOLDS, PETER PRINCE Sat 4/14, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JESSE SCINTO & THE DIGNITARIES Free in-store performance. Sat 4/14, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Sat 4/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DUNCAN SHEIK, FISHER Thu 4/12, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SWAG See Spot Check. Free in-store performance. Sat 4/7, 12:30 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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

UNDERWATER PEOPLE Thu 4/12, 6 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-549-0606, ext. 2065.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Swag (see Spot Check), Devil in a Woodpile, Red Elephant, Deanna Varagona. Sat 4/7, 9 PM, Sally Timms, Chris Mills, Gaberdine. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Cornmeal. Thu 4/12, 9 PM, Spinshine, Funkdamentals. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, Ulele, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 4/12, 10 PM, Weeds (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. Sat 4/7, Zach Phillips. Fri 4/13, Greg Steele. 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 4/6, DJs Andre Solaris & Nosmo. Saturdays, DJs Jeff Moyer & Jimmie Page. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. Fri 4/13, DJ Keith Lotta, DJs Andre Solaris & Nosmo. 312-266-2114.

AVALANCHE II 3 S 071 Rte. 59, Warrenville: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/7, Stevie Starlite. Sat 4/14, Scramble. 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 4/6, Horizontal Action Rock 'n' Roll Blackout (see Spot Check) with Andy G. & the Roller Kings, Clone Defects, Daylight Lovers, Black Beauties. Sat 4/7, Horizontal Action Rock 'n' Roll Blackout (see Spot Check) with Dirtbombs, Mullens, Buzzards, Guilty Pleasures. Sun 4/8, 8 PM, Strange Friends, Almighty Rogers. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/10, BMC. Wed 4/11, Grace Note, Knockhopper. Thu 4/12, Sally, Jesters. Fri 4/13, Bouncin' Balls, Short Fuses, Third Grade Teacher. Sat 4/14, Snake Oil. 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, 9 PM, benefit for Ladyfest with Jennie Wood and Stolie. Sat 4/7, 9:30 PM, Summer Chance. Sun 4/8, Billy Seagrave. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. Fri 4/13, DJ Pulz-8, Greg Haus. Sat 4/14, 9:30 PM, Ripley Caine. Sun 4/15, DJ Shawn Mock. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 4/6, Vic Lavender, DJ Steve Melvage spins hip-hop, house, and old school, with guest DJ Hiroki. Sat 4/7, Derrick Wize, 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 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. Thu 4/12, Prolixon, Tension Wire, Made to Be Broken. Fri 4/13, Big Wow, Negligents, SKG. Sat 4/14, AKA, Sweater Girl, Tone Deaf George. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 4/11, L Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs. 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: Fri 4/6, 10 PM, Thunderboltz with Mark Zeus. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Matt Weber & Tim Menard. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 4/13, 10 PM, T.J. Dennis. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, songwriter showcase hosted by Lill & Will. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 4/6, Freesome. Sat 4/7, Tony Furtado Band. Sun 4/8, "Grateful Dead jam night" with J.L. Styles. Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, J Cappo, Herb Walker, Clyde Davis, Skatch &

others. Thu 4/12, Living Daylights. Sat 4/14, Old #8. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 4/6, Feel. Sat 4/7, Tractor Boy. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 4/13, Midnight Larry. Sat 4/14, Entrinzic. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/6, Nicholas Barron. Sat 4/7, Voices. Fri 4/13, Matthew McBride Band. Sat 4/14, DeLoreans. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/6, Stevie Starlite. Fri 4/13, Jostelen Weed. 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 4/6, Beatle Brothers. Sat 4/7, Bryan Harrell. Wed 4/11, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 4/14, Casey McDonough. 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. Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, Great Plains Gypsies. 773-384-2547.

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

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/7, Sister Envy. Sat 4/14, Camouflage Guru. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/7, Jostelen Weed. Sat 4/14, Kiss Alive. 630-830-2565.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle Ave., Forest Park: Wed 4/11, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Stephanie Fletcher, Vince Dickinson. 708-771-2123.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 4/6, DJ Earl Pleasure. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu spins salsa & merengue. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. Fri 4/13, DJ Aubrey Jones. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

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

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, DJs Don, Joe & Bart spin punk and progressive pop. 773-489-0379.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Hector Silveira Orchestra. 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 4/6, Lucid, Dazy Head Mazy. Sat 4/7, Left Undone. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 4/13, Ali Baba & the Thieves, Flocos. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/7, Midnight Sun. Sat 4/14, R-Gang. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. 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 4/6, 9:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Knee Deep Shag, Youngblood Brass Band, the Dog and Everything. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 4/12, 9 PM, King Konga, Mag Scrambler. Fri 4/13, 9:30 PM, Harmony Riley, Princes of Babylon. Sat 4/14, 9:30 PM, Quantum Leap. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 4/6, Matthew McBride. Sat 4/7, Quantum Leap. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 4/13, DJs spin. Sat 4/14, Cats Under the Stars. 847-541-4700.

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Megon McDonough; 10:30 PM, Annie Pringle & Mark Burnell. Saturdays, 8 PM, Lori McClain Trio; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Wednesdays, 8 PM, June Shellene. Thursdays, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. 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. Thu 4/12, Crash. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 4/8, DJ Lexi. Mon 4/9, DJ Dave Simon spins punk. Tue 4/10, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 4/11, DJs Jayson & Keith. Thu 4/12, DJ John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/6, 10 PM, 12Rods (see Critic's Choice), Spies Who Surf, Matthew. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Premium, Great Apes, Lifeblood. Sun 4/8, 9 PM, Honky (see Spot Check), Tummler, Pistolero, Yakuza. Mon 4/9, 9 PM, Kleinfelter, the Race, Che Arthur, Andy Hawthorne. Wed 4/11, 9 PM, Tarts, Dummy, Differents. Thu 4/12, 9:30 PM, Polkaholiks, M.O.T.O., Hoodoo Hoedown, Twang Bang. Fri 4/13, 10 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress with Fareed Haque, Living Daylights. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Fareed Haque Group. 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 4/7, Swingin' Lovehammers. Sat 4/14, Stevie Starlite. 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 4/6, Only Sons. Sat 4/7, Pirates Over 40. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/13, Seventh Heaven. Sat 4/14, Mr. Blotto. 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 4/6, Disfunktion, Paul Allodi. Sat 4/7, Wicked Garden, House Arrest. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 4/13, Garbo Swag, Woolworthy, Lost in Lodi. Sat 4/14, Mike & Joe. 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 4/6, 10 PM, National Drag, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Hungries. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Fuse, Urt, Suite Oblivion, Area Man. Sun 4/8, 8 PM, Sumo, Sunday Funnies. Mon 4/9, 9 PM, the Alarm, Stuntcat. Tue 4/10, 9 PM, the Shiv, Waste, Wish. Wed 4/11, 9:15 PM, Red Elvises, Stray Toasters. Thu 4/12, 9 PM, D-Funct, Viery Peel, Blue Ash Inc. Fri 4/13, 9 PM, Escape From Earth, Cycle Something, Ratbag Hero, Michelle Cross. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, Big Backyard, Platonics, Honey Tongue. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/6, Mr. Meyers. Sat 4/7, American Slang. Sat 4/14, Blind Roosevelts. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/6, Dianogah, Tara Jane O'Neil, Michael Hurley. Sat 4/7, "Saturday Night Beaver" with Evil Beaver, Monkeypaw, Ravine, Myrium Ava. Sun 4/8, 7 PM, Cerberus Shoal, Detachment Kit, the Falling; 10 PM, Supreme Court and Dante Carfagna spin heavy funk and soul. Mon 4/9, Volta Do Mar, South of No North, Jai Alai. Thu 4/12, Town & Country, Martin Arnold, White Blue Yellow & Clouds. Fri 4/13, "He Is My Rock: Will You Be My Roll?" with Goblins, Bobby Conn, Mr. Rudy Day, Damon Locks, Chris Ligon, Cattivo Horns & others. Sat 4/14, Hot Water Music, Leatherface, Small Brown Bike. Sun 4/15, Lefty's Deceiver, the Race, Tom Daily. 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 4/13, 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 4/6, J.P. & the Cats. Sat 4/7, Eleventh Hour. Wed 4/11, G'tarman Dave. Thu 4/12, Seven Deez. Fri 4/13, Standing Room Only. Sat 4/14, Rendezvous. 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 4/6, 6 PM, Synnecrosis, Enforsaken, Rightarmdeaththreat, Vitamin X; 10 PM, the Need, Flying Luttenbachers, Hurricane Lamps. Sat 4/7, 6 PM, Pedro the Lion, Unwed Sailor, White Octave; 10 PM, Peralta, TV Savage, Snails. Sun 4/8, 8 PM, Fire Show, Lozenge, Mumble & Peg, Illusion of Safety. Mon 4/9, 8 PM, Elizabeth Elmore, K., Naysayer, Winter Blanket. Tue 4/10, 6 PM, Ruck La Rou, Cephid, Dick for Short, Unx. Wed 4/11, 6 PM, Atom & His Package (see Critic's Choice), Har Mar Superstar, Q and Not U, Busy Signals. Thu 4/12, 7 PM, Hot Stove Jimmy, Tub Ring, Perfect Nothings. Fri 4/13, 7 PM, Hot Water Music, Leatherface, Small Brown Bike. Sat 4/14, 5 PM, Boy Lion, Seventies, Leaning on Sill; 9 PM, benefit for Ladyfest with Descendro Allegro, Kim, the Rope, Service Anxiety. Sun 4/15, 8 PM, Titan Clash, Exzoskeleton. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/6, 8:30 PM, Ian Moore; 10:30 PM, Blazers. Sat 4/7, 9:30 PM, Ides of March. Tue 4/10, 9 PM, Red Elvises. Wed 4/11, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Andie Miles, Libby Mollman, Nick Kitsos, and Jennifer Peterson. 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 4/6, Kimi Hayes. Fri 4/13, Mudy Flor 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 4/7, Tuneage. Wed 4/11 and Fri 4/13, Urban Surf. 630-964-5000.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. 773-248-3330.

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

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/6, 50 Lb. Head. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/6, Rich Hardesty. Sat 4/7, Jerry Sprague. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 4/8, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Michael McAssey. Mon 4/9, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, David Gallagher. Tue 4/10, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wed 4/11, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thu 4/12, 5:30 PM, John Paluch; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 4/15, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Fri 4/13, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sat 4/14, 7:30 PM, Pamela Fox & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, DJs spin "retro classics." Thursdays, Hello Kitty DJs spin. 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. Thu 4/12, 8 PM, Bionic Finger, Sarah B. & the Gist. 773-871-4210.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/7, Fairlanes. Sat 4/14, Seven Deez. 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 4/6, Blizzard of Oz. Sat 4/7, M.F. Tyson. Fri 4/13, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Sat 4/14, Kato the Houseboy. 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 4/6, the Bomb, Dummy. Sat 4/7, Young Fathers, Difference. Thu 4/12, Turner Joy, Sour, Halloween Costume. Fri 4/13, Ian Crockett, Voodoo Pilots. 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: Fri 4/6, 10 PM, benefit for Restoration Ministries with the Hounds, Jacky Dustin. Thu 4/12, 10 PM, C-4 Band. 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. Thursdays, DJ Lego. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. 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 4/6, 9 PM, La La La, Ariane Lydon (see Spot Check). Sun 4/8, 4 PM, "Kids' Show" with Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Dianne and Steve of Dolly Varden, Urban Djin, and Red Dust. Mon 4/9, 9:30 PM, Elizabeth Elmore, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch. Thu 4/12, 9:30 PM, "Bric-A-Brac" variety show with Danger-Adventure, Edward Torres, Jessica Billey, Maureen O'Shea, and the Humboldt 2. Fri 4/13, 9:30 PM, Descendro Allegro, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Sunset & Boots, DJ Will B. Eye. Sat 4/14, 9:30 PM, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Beauty Pageant, Clyde Federal. Sun 4/15, 9 PM, Souvenirs, Danni Leigh. 773-227-4433.

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

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/6, Trippin' Billies. Sat 4/7, Hoochie Suit, Zambow. Fri 4/13, Peking Turtle, Seers Poncho. Sat 4/14, Pat McCurdy. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/6, 10 PM Bobby Conn, On Fillmore, DJ Peter Andreadis. Sun 4/8, 8 PM, Interzone Perceptible. Thu 4/12, 8 PM, Sur la Mer, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project, Sinister Luck Ensemble. Fri 4/13, 9 PM, Baldwin Brothers, Organic Mind Unit. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, "Feast of Fools Cabaret." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/6, Ekoostik Hookah, Seven Day Run. Sat 4/7, 6:45 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, the Dog and Everything, Phunk Junkeez (sold out); 11:30 PM, Luciano, Junior Kelly, Mikey General, Dean Fraser & the Firehouse Crew. Sun 4/8, 7:45 PM, Melanie C, Faze Four (sold out). Wed 4/11, Yngwie Malmsteen, Lizzy Borden. Thu 4/12, 6:30 PM, Amorphis, Opeth (see Spot Check), November's Doom, Enforsaken. Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, 8:45 PM, Southern Culture on the Skids, Cowboy Mouth. Sun 4/15, M.O.P., Smut Peddlars. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Louise Cloutier performs "Scent of a Burnt Rose" (call 773-465-5486 for reservations). 773-235-9795.

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. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Seven Nations, Tim Mahoney. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Then Again. Thu 4/12, 9 PM, Glen Hughes. Fri 4/13, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto, the Gruv. Sat 4/14, Marty Lloyd Band, Bottle of Justus. 312-337-3486.

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

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. 773-665-7557.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ 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. Fri 4/6, Nadas, Flapjacks. Sat 4/7, Common Ground, Core. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. 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. Fri 4/6, Rockin' Billy. Fri 4/13, Sons of the Soil. 773-525-2422.

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 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. Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. Tue 4/10, 7:30 PM, Bruce Mak Quartet, Almighty Rogers. Wed 4/11, 9 PM, Big Breakfast, Naomi Ashley. Thu 4/12, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 4/13, 10 PM, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, Redneck Exorcist, Callaghan, Skeleton Crew, Headcases, Morte. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays, 10:30 PM Saturdays, and 10 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 4/6, Demon Ritchie, DJ Frank Nigel, DJ Brian Gardner with percussionist Louie Roman. Sat 4/7, Marques Wyatt, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, Peven Everett with Seance Divine, Brian Gardner & Frique. Mondays, 7 PM, spoken word with Mental Graffiti; 10 PM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty spin house. Tuesdays, DJs Justin Reed, Striz & Shaka 23 spin trip-hop and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Fri 4/13, Mr. Egg Germ, DJ Brian Gardner with percussionist Louie Roman. Sat 4/14, Frankie Feliciano, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Sat 4/14, 8 PM, Bionic Finger. 312-957-0460.

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.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Fri 4/13, 9:30 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-252-7636.

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. Fri 4/6, C with Brad Peterson, Slowjane. Sat 4/7, Dave Zollo, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot. Tue 4/10, 9 PM, Stone. Wed 4/11, 9 PM, MVP, Beanstalk. Thu 4/12, 9:30 PM, Quasar Wut-Wut, Moxy Blue. Fri 4/13, Funkadesi. Sat 4/14, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Cabaret Diosa. 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. Fri 4/13, Cirrus Falcon. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/6, 6:30 PM, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (see Critic's Choice; sold out), Chestnut Station; 11:30 PM, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (see Critic's Choice). Sat 4/7, 6:30 PM, Hey Mercedes, Mock Orange, Nymb. Sun 4/8, 6:30 PM, Anniversary, Firebird, Retro Morning, Tenki. Mon 4/9, 6:30 PM, Slaves on Dope, No One, Factory 81, Drowning Fool. Tue 4/10, 7 PM, Ginuwine (sold out); 11 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 4/12, 6:30 PM, Amy Ray & the Butchies, Rose Polenzani. Fri 4/13, 5:30 PM, Mystik Journeymen, Murs, Vakill, Buck 65, Sage Francis, Slug, DJ Mr. Dibbs, DJ Rude One, DJ Precyse, DJ PNS, DJ Stizo & others; 11 PM, benefit for Lifebeat with Paul Oakenfold, Barry Harris. Sat 4/14, 9 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Handsome Family, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch. Sun 4/15, 6:30 PM, Colonel Stem, Undertow, Sound & Fury, Chinese Downhill. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/6, Margarita Mike. Fri 4/13, Regulators. 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 4/6, Swollen Members, Moka Only, Oldominion, Them Bad Apples. Sat 4/7, God Module, Negative Format; DJs Spectre & Agent Webb spin after the show. Sundays, DJs Heele & Warp spin acid jazz. Tuesdays, "Triptych" open mike hosted by Kea Lynn. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open turntables; midnight, DJs Dr. Deege Gnosis & Melvin X. Thu 4/12, Abby Travis. Fri 4/13, Missile, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-764-6401.

MUSE CAFE 3422 Ridge, Lansing: Sat 4/7, 8 PM, "Crosstown Voices Songwriter Showcase" hosted by Mike O'Cull with Carlos Quezeda, Bucky Halker, Tristen, and Patrick John Eddy. 708-418-1550.

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

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

THE NATURAL 6535 Joliet, LaGrange: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/7, Tourists. Sat 4/14, Rewired. 708-354-6020.

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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Thu 4/12, 6 PM, Steve & Liam; 8 PM, Delafields (no cover). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Lozenge, Jackson Krall & Mark Hennen. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 4/6, 11 PM, Woolworthy, Ethyline, Swizzle Tree. Sat 4/7, midnight, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section; DJ Stallion Luv spins late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 4/9, Betty's Pimps. Tuesdays, 10 PM, "Spheres of Influence" with Shon Dervis, Evan Coleman, and RB Greene. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 4/13, 11 PM, Cells, Area Man. Sat 4/14, 11 PM, Zero to Nine, Flat Mean Tires; DJ Ron spins late. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Afrodisiacs. Sat 4/7, Bello, Slaveship. Sat 4/14, Kashmir (Led Zepplin tribute band). 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.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/14, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 630-357-4350.

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

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

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/6, Thrillhouse Collective. Sat 4/7, Whiskey Drill & the Bits. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 4/11, Saliva, Ill Logic, Mkshft. Thu 4/12, Hot Water, High in the Lower 80s. Fri 4/13, Stories for Boys, Catfish Haven, Glass Family. Sat 4/14, Bible of the Devil, Peralta, Fleshies. 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 4/12, 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: Sat 4/7, 10 PM, 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 4/6, Wyatt Earp, Josh Werner, Spindly Cowboy, Christopher Robin. Sat 4/7, Max Graham, Walsh & Sommer, Frique & Majid. 312-733-6699.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Thursdays, DJ Tim Too Hype spins "hi-nrg, progressive, trance, and underground." 630-964-0773.

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

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

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

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 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, Blake Zweig (sold out). Sun 4/8, 8 PM, Michael Hurley, Nad Navilus, Sarah Melson. Mon 4/9, 9 PM, Nina Hynes, Gareth Woods. Tue 4/10, 9 PM, Turner Joy, Rolls, Imaginary Posse. Wed 4/11, 7 and 10 PM, OK Go & others. Thu 4/12, 9 PM, Jad Fair (see Spot Check), Adult Rodeo, Thin Man. Fri 4/13, 7:30 PM, Marshall Crenshaw; 10 PM, Giant Step, Ours, Action Slacks. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, Richard Baluyut, Orange Space. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/7, Slip Mickey. Sat 4/14, Seventh Heaven. 630-372-2900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 4/6, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 4/7, Dead Smiley. Fri 4/13, Mr. Meyers. Sat 4/14, Big Deal. 708-526-7174.

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

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 2 PM-4 AM Sundays, and 5:30 PM-midnight Mondays. Fridays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop, disco, and soul. Saturdays, DJ Darrell Woodson spins house. Sundays, Lee Collins & Sadar, DJ Tone B. Nimble. Tue 4/10, DJ Spencer Kincey. Wednesdays, DJs Duro, Shon Dervis & Steve Bravo spin downtempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thursdays, Beat Parlor DJs spin. 312-932-0006.

SLUGGERS 3540 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/6, Foam Rubber. 773-472-9696.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 4/6, Mauricio Aviles, Darrell Woodson. Sat 4/7, Darrell Woodson, Josh Werner. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mon 4/9, Impossible Recording Machine, 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 4/13, DJ Colette, Josh Deep. Sat 4/14, J-Dub, DJ Gryphon. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/6, Highspeeddirt (Megadeth tribute band), Signs of Chaos. Sat 4/7, C-4 with Michael Angelo Batio, Leyden Moon. Fri 4/13, Court Jester, Autumn War, R-N-R. Sat 4/14, Immolation, Goatwhore, Morgue Supplier. 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 4/6, 7:30 PM, Audiobiography, Mock Orange, Boy Lion. Sat 4/7, 7:30 PM, Sleeping At Last, Jan Smooda, Lacking Ability. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 4/12, 7:30 PM, Tossers. Fri 4/13, 7:30 PM, Mushuganas, Bitchy, Seventies. Sat 4/14, 7 PM, "Beatlestomp 2001" with Wolcott, Dixiewreck, DJ Unit One, Nowhere Men, Vilius, Frederick, Gels, Your Dad, Staid of Mind, Amona, Bluerock Targets, Mushuganas & others. 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 4/6, 9 PM, All Fours, DJ Cory Labadie, Punsapaya. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Bamboo Grove, Monorail, Marina V. Fri 4/13, 9 PM, Shoeshine Boy, Air This Side of Caution, Absinthe Blind, Breather. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section, DJ DVS. 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.

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 4/6, 9 PM, Twang Bang, Billy Jonas. Thu 4/12, 5 PM, Tuey Connell. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. 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 4/6, Arra. Sat 4/7, Deja Vu. Fri 4/13, Exceptions. Sat 4/14, Victoria & the Character Defects. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/6, Soulfix, Voodoo Kings. Sat 4/7, Bryter, Dan Darrah Band, Farvegas. Tue 4/10, Mr. Blotto. Wed 4/11, Domestic Problems. Thu 4/12, Underwater People. Sat 4/14, Aftergrace, Remedy. 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.

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 HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/6, Carl Brown, Tchaka. Sat 4/7, Zeleke, Daughters of Jah. Sun 4/8, Daughters of Jah. Mon 4/9, DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 4/11, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 4/12, Rico. Fri 4/13, Ark Band, Oversoul. Sat 4/14, Aswah Greggori, Dub Flex, Deals Gone Bad. Sun 4/15, Gizzae. 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 (4/12 with Kimi Hayes & Abe Louise Young). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/6, Tony Furtado Band. Sat 4/7, Seeking Homer. Wed 4/11, Anne Harris Band. Thu 4/12, Cornmeal. Fri 4/13, Beanstalk. Sat 4/14, Living Daylights. 847-432-6430.

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

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant with music nightly after 8 PM. 312-280-1700.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Piano bar with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Tom Oman. Sundays, open jam session with Gary Filip & friends. Mondays, pianist Ruth Allen. Tuesdays, pianist Gary Filip. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/6, Derrick May, Cedric. Sat 4/7, Diz, Tweekin', Guidance, Hula Groove. Fri 4/13, DJ Julius. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

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.

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.

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

SEAMUS KENNEDY Sat 4/7, 6:30 PM, auditorium, Saint Scholastica Academy, 7416 N. Ridge. 773-764-5715, ext. 364.

MICHAEL McNEVIN, STEVE KOUBA 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.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music at 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Fri 4/13, 9 PM, Devlin & Dietel. 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/6, Eric & Beth Carlson. 630-778-9090.

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 4/8, 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.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 4/15, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/6, Burren Ceili Band performs for a "Ceili Mor" traditional Irish social dance. Sat 4/7, Salt Hill Mines. Fri 4/13, John Dillon. Sat 4/14, Finbar Fagan Band. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 4/12, 8 PM, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/7, Ed Hall. Sat 4/14, Sag Valley Boys. 630-393-1247.

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

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

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: Thu 4/12, 9:30 PM, "Bric-A-Brac" variety show with Danger-Adventure, Edward Torres, Jessica Billey, Maureen O'Shea, and the Humboldt 2. 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.

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

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 4/14, Dave Dunne & Blackwater. 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. Sat 4/14, Mike Heaton Band. 630-513-6300.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Wed 4/11, 8 PM, open jam hosted by Chicago Bluegrass Club. 773-463-7663.

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: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/6, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman. Sat 4/7, 7:30 PM, Ian Moore; 10:30 PM, Mark Kozelek, Blake Zweig (sold out). 773-525-2508.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Thu 4/12, Whitey O'Day. 708-526-7174.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 4/6, Michael McNevin. Fri 4/13, Sandy Ross. 630-969-9720.

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

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

B.B. KING, BOBBY BLUE BLAND, GERLAD ALSTON & BLUE LOVETT Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free performances. Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

KIM STRATTON, RICKY DILLARD'S NEW GENERATION CHORALE, WALT WHITMAN & THE SOUL CHILDREN, NEW DIRECTION perform at V103's Expo for Today's Black Woman. Sun 4/8, 3 PM, McCormick Place, 2300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-360-9060.

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.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Thu 4/12, 11 PM, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/6, Sat 4/7, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/10, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 4/11, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays and Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 4/10, Allen Batts Blues Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 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 4/6, Vino Louden. Sat 4/7, Joanna Connor. Sun 4/8, Bel Airs. Mon 4/9, King Corey. Tue 4/10, King Corey. Wed 4/11, Pistol Pete. Thu 4/12, Chico Banks. Fri 4/13, Big Jack Johnson. 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, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Fri 4/13, Devil in a Woodpile. 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 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. Mon 4/9, jam hosted by the Buzz. Wed 4/11, Matthew Skoller. Thu 4/12, Sean Costello. Fri 4/13, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Road Masters, Joel Patterson Trio. Sat 4/14, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 312-427-0333.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mon 4/9, DJ Ethan. 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.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Toni Thomas Scarlet Rhythm & Blues Band. 847-647-8282.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, JoJo Murray. 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. Sat 4/14, Debbie Davies. 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.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/14, Screaming Blue Dogs with Rima. 773-528-7569.

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 4/6, Phillip Walker. Sat 4/7, Wayne Baker Brooks. Sundays, 11 AM, Brian Katz Duo; 9 PM, Fruteland Jackson. Mon 4/9, Steve Arvey. Tue 4/10, Harry Nino. Wed 4/11, Eric Noden. Thu 4/12, Joanna Connor. Fri 4/13, John Primer. Sat 4/14, Joe Moss. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/13, 10 PM, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers. Sat 4/14, 9 PM, Jimmy LaFave, Tom Russell. 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 4/7, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 4/14, Big Al & the Heavyweights. 630-416-4898.

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

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 4/7, 9:30 PM, Sam Lay Blues Band. Tue 4/10, 8:30 PM, Studebaker John & Joanna Connor (no cover). Thu 4/12, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 4/14, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/10, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Wed 4/11, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 4/12 and Fri 4/13, Big Al & the Heavyweights. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/14, "Easter Parade Chicago All-Star Blues Revue" with Judy Noa, Johnny Cosgrove, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns, Hank Ford, Kenny Anderson, Tony "Cash" Caccitolo, Leontine Dupree, Tony Wilson, Joe Jammer, Nathalie Wright, Rusty Hall, Patrick Doody & Ron Anaman. 708-389-7810.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Sun 4/8, Johnny Winter, the Ruse. 312-337-3486.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, John Primer, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. 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 4/12, Lindsey Alexander, Charlie Love. Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, Sandra Hall, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. 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 4/7 and Sat 4/14, 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.

LOVERS LOUNGE 7251 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Jamison & the Untouchable Band. 773-488-9807.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 4/12, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 4/8, 6 PM, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 4/14, Danny Draher. 773-252-1155.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Fridays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. Sundays, 9 PM, Killer Ray Allison, Harmonica George & Jimmy Pryor, Double J Band. 773-821-9165.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 4/10, Billy Flynn. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/6, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 4/13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 815-477-0340.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 4/6, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 4/7, Eddy Clearwater, Lonnie Brooks. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 4/12, John Primer. Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, Eddie Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 8:30 PM. 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 4/6 and Sat 4/7, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 4/11, Detroit Jr. Thu 4/12, Lorenzo Thompson. Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM; no cover. Tue 4/10, Liz Mandville Greeson. Thu 4/12, Dave Specter. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 4/6, Wabi Blues Project Band. Sat 4/7, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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

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

ALLEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND AND CHOIR in a free concert. Wed 4/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

AMM Sun 4/15, 8 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-666-4412 or 312-222-1467.

BOPOLOGY Swing dance concert. Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA Jeff Lindberg conducts 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.

KURT ELLING QUARTET Benefit for West Suburban PADS Program and the South Suburban Christian Vision Center. Fri 4/13, 7:30 PM, Austin Boulevard Christian Church, 634 N. Austin, Oak Park. 708-386-5664.

DICK ELLIOTT ORCHESTRA Sat 4/14, 8:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

EQUAL FOOTING/EARING Program of music and dance curated by Dave Pavkovic and Sheldon B. Smith; local band Ancient Greeks perform. Thu 4/12, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

ISAAC HAYES & CYRUS CHESTNUT See Critic's Choice. 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.

NAPERVILLE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Thu 4/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SPLIT DECISION Free concert. Tue 4/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

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.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 4/13, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

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clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. 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 4/11, noon, Steve Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 4/12, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Band. Fri 4/13, noon, Franz Jackson, George Bean, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/14, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 4/14, Leeman-Boss Duo. 630-778-9090.

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 4/6 and Sat 4/7, Carmen Stokes. Sun 4/8 through Sat 4/14, Detour. Sun 4/15, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. 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 4/11, 8 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-406-0008.

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

BOILER ROOM JAZZ AND SUPPER CLUB 2 S. Vail, Arlington Heights: Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Scott Holman Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, John Proulx & Scott Mason. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Fri 4/13, 8 PM, Jeff Morrison Group. Sat 4/14, Rob Zettl/Edgar Gabriel Quartet. 847-368-0792.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Music at 6 PM; no cover. Sun 4/8, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wed 4/11, Spider Saloff & Jeremy Kahn. Sun 4/15, Paulinho Garcia & Greg Fishman. 312-454-1227.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 4/12, Alfonso Ponticelli Trio. 773-384-2547.

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. Sun 4/8, 5:30 PM, Greg Fishman Duo. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 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.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the Cigar Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Les Walton Trio, Andy Meacham Trio. 847-969-9900.

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. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wed 4/11, Carlos Actis Dato (see Critic's Choice), Ken Vandermark. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 4/12, 8 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 4/7, Ron Smith Duo. Sat 4/14, Jazz Vertigo. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 4/6, pianist Abi. Sat 4/7, Brenden Giusti Trio. Sat 4/14, Dave Gessner Duo. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 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. Saturdays, Judi K 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 4/6 and Sat 4/14, Jose Valdes Latin Jazz Trio. Thu 4/12, Shelley Yoelin Trio. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 4/14, Grover Washington. 773-256-1570.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 4/13, 7:30 PM, Kolette Stim's A-Sharp Chicago Band. 773-262-5767.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/6, 10 PM, Shawn Christopher. Sat 4/7, 10 PM, Detour. Sun 4/8, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Mon 4/9, 8 PM, Jens Bunge Quartet. Tuesdays, 8 PM, pro jam hosted by Alejo Poveda, Steve Eisen, Jose Valdes, and Thomas Kini. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 4/12, Henry Johnson Quartet. Fri 4/13, Chuchito Valdes Sextet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 4/6, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Kenny Werner Trio (see Critic's Choice); 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/7, 8 PM, Kenny Werner Trio (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/8, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon sings Billie Holiday. Mon 4/9, 9 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Tue 4/10, 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 4/13, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/14, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 4/12, 9 PM, Triage. Fri 4/13, 10:30 PM, Healing Force with Billy Brimfield, Vincent Davis, Tatsu Aoki & William Perry. Sat 4/14, 10:30 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Myumi Project. 773-465-8005.

HECKY'S JAZZ CLUB 1623 Simpson, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Fri 4/6, John Goldman Quartet. 847-869-3811.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 4/10, 9 PM, Dave Pavkovic Trio, Matt Bauder with Josh Abrams & Martin Arnold. Wed 4/11, 8 PM, Fareed Haque with percussionist Kahil El'Zabar and poet Leon "Douglas" Leiva Gallardo (tribute to Pablo Neruda). Thu 4/12, 8 PM, Sur la Mer, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project, Sinister Luck Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fri 4/6, Jeff Lasky Trio. Sat 4/7, Airborne. Fri 4/13, Andy Meacham Trio. Sat 4/14, Wally Brath Trio. 630-893-0300.

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 4/6 through Sun 4/8, Cecil Payne with Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern, John Webber, Jim Rotundi & Joe Farnsworth. Tue 4/10 through Sun 4/15, Ahmad Jamal Trio. 312-670-2473.

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

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.

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 4/14, 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: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, Dan Farris Quartet. Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, Jazz Conceptions. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/6 and Sat 4/7, Henry Johnson Quartet. Wed 4/11, 7 PM, Jose Valdes Trio. Fri 4/13, Emily Randle Trio. Sat 4/14, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sun 4/8, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with West End Jazz Band. Sun 4/15, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with Studebaker Spatz. 847-742-5040.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, Gary Filip & Donny Greco. Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, David Rothstein Orchestra. 312-226-5989.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 4/6, 9 PM, Lozenge, Jackson Krall & Mark Hennen. 773-743-3355.

ORBIE'S INTERNATIONAL CAFE 525 Torrence, Calumet City: Thursdays, 6 PM, jam session with Samuel Mohammed. 708-828-0152.

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 4/6, Five Spot Quintet. Sat 4/7, Joan Hickey Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Fri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, Guaranteed Swahili. 847-328-0399.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 4/8, Bruce Mak Quartet. Mondays, Our Thing. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Paul Westlake Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. 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. Mon 4/9, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson. Wed 4/11, Steve Million Trio. Thu 4/12, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Fri 4/13, Marshall Vente Trio. Sat 4/14, Scott Stevenson Trio. Sun 4/15, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/7, in the club: Redd Holt Trio; in the bar: Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Fri 4/13, Rankinfyle. Sat 4/14, in the club: Five Spot Quintet; in the bar: Yoko Noge Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, live piano music; 8:30 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio with Alison Ruble. Sundays through Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, live piano music. 312-266-0360.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Stenten Trio. Sundays, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. 773-271-9944.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 4/13, 10 PM, Eddie Prevost, Ken Vandermark & Michael Zerang. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, Keith Rowe. 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

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. 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. Fridays, 6:30-9:30 PM, John Jeffrey. Sundays, 6-8:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Leonardo plays flamenco & Latin jazz. 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 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 4/6 and Sat 4/7, Vandermark 5. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays and Thu 4/12, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. Fri 4/13, Jeb Bishop. Sat 4/14, Sidney & the Rite Connection. 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 4/6, 5 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Julie Wood & Joan Hickey. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Fri 4/13, 5 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Gina McLaughlin & Tom Muellner. 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

KAZEM AL SAHER, IHAB TAWFIC, NAWAL AL-ZOGHBY See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/6, 8:30 PM, Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 W. Bryn Mawr, Rosemont. 773-491-7771 or 847-696-1234.

SANDRA BONILLA Fri 4/6 through Sun 4/8, 8 PM, Aguijon Theater Company, 2707 N. Laramie. 773-637-5899.

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.

TEJENDRA NARAYAN Sarod, with Subhankar Banerjee (tabla). Sun 4/15, 2:30 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 708-798-2025.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features Andean music with Sisai. Wed 4/11, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SZASZCSAVAS See Critic's Choice; free admission. Sat 4/7, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Andean music concert. Tue 4/10, 7 PM, Community Meeting Room, Evanston Public Library, Church & Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

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clubs

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

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

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 4/12, 9 PM, Orquesta Isla. 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, 5 PM, Szaszcsavas (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orchestra. 312-362-9707.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Thursdays, 7 PM, John Goodman & Antonio Luciano play Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

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 4/9, 7:30 PM, Hector Silveira Orchestra, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz. 312-932-0006.

TANGO SUR 3763 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Argentine pianist Mauro Frosio. 773-477-5466.

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

BAKER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIR Jeffrey Hunt, conductor, with members of the St. Charles Festival Orchestra in a performance of Mozart's Requiem. Fri 4/13, 7:30 PM, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, Third and Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6680.

KATHLEEN BATTLE soprano, with pianist Martin Katz. Wed 4/11, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Rossini's La Cenerentola. 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.

ALFRED BRENDEL piano (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 4/15, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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 ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with musicians from Southern Illinois University (Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini). Sun 4/8, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 262-605-0274.

CHICAGO PRO MUSICA (R. Strauss/Hasenöhrl, Neil, Leone, Dorff, Dukas/Robinson). Tue 4/10, 8 PM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Antonio Pappano, conductor, with soprano Dawn Upshaw (Honegger, Britten, Beethoven). Thu 4/12 through Sat 4/14, 8 PM, William Eddins conducts a program featuring a screening of Charlie Chaplin's 1931 film City Lights (Copland, Crawford Seeger, Chaplin). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHURCH OF ST. LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR Mark P. Bangert conducts Bach's Saint John Passion in a free program. Fri 4/13, 8 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot conducts a free program of new American music (Chong, McFerron, Blumenthal). Mon 4/9, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

COMBINED CHOIRS OF ST. JOHN CHURCH-BAPTIST perform Rossini's Stabat Mater in a religious service. Fri 4/13, 7 PM, St. John Church-Baptist, 4821 S. Michigan. 773-536-3216.

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.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR in two religious services. Sun 4/8, 10 AM (Bach, excerpts from Saint Matthew Passion), and Sun 4/15, 10 AM (Handel, Beethoven, Widor), 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 4/6, 12:10 PM, flutist Mary Stolper. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

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.

DIONNE HANSEN flute, with pianist Melody Lord (Debussy, Bizet, Gluck, Dutilleux, Barber, Nielsen). Mon 4/9, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207.

STEFAN AND PAUL HERSH violin and piano, in an all-Beethoven recital. Tue 4/10, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 847-328-4883.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 4/8, 3 PM, new-music ensemble Cube with percussionist Dane Richeson (Piazzolla, Maslanka, Misurell-Mitchell, Brün, Lomon). See Critic's Choice. 312-554-1133 or 312-362-9707.

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

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free recital (Corigliano, Bach, Crumb, Roussel). Mon 4/9, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094, 312-341-1521, or 312-744-6630.

LISETTE KIELSON AND FUMI NISHIKIORI-NAKAYAMA flute, recorder, harpsichord, and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Finger, Eccles, Gibbons, Poos, Barber, Muczynski). Free admission. Wed 4/11, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

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.

MORGAN PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AND SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIRS Jacob Haywood conducts a joint performance of J.H. Maunder's Olivet to Calvary. Sun 4/8, 3:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 708-499-8005.

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.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE Robert A. Harris conducts Bach's Mass in B minor. Fri 4/13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MUSIC FACULTY, ALUMNI, AND STUDENTS perform music of Don Owens. Thu 4/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LINDA OGDEN AND JESSICA PAUL soprano and piano, perform music of women composers (Viardot, Vieu, Clarke, Hensel, Malibran, Perry, Moore) in a free concert. Fri 4/6, 8 PM, Koten Chapel, North Central College, 329 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5372.

URSULA OPPENS piano (Beethoven, Chen Yi). Mon 4/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PACIFICA QUARTET Thu 4/12, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CHOIR in a "Lamentations for Holy Week" concert (Palestrina, Gesualdo, Lassus, and others). Sat 4/14, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

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.

VERMEER QUARTET features "original meditations" by speakers John Ortberg, Peter Knobel, Martin Marty, Jean Bethke Elshtain, David Tracy, Alison Boden, Willie Cusic, and Camilla Burns in a performance of Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Wed 4/11, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300.

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.

PETER VON WIENHARDT piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Fri 4/13, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

miscellaneous

AMM Sun 4/15, 8 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-666-4412 or 312-222-1467.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 4/8, 4 PM, "Kids' Show" with Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Dianne and Steve of Dolly Varden, Urban Djin, and Red Dust. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 4/11, 8 PM, Fareed Haque with percussionist Kahil El'Zabar and poet Leon "Douglas" Leiva Gallardo (tribute to Pablo Neruda). 312-362-9707.

KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR Sun 4/8, 4 PM, Lilydale First Baptist Church, 649 W. 113th. 773-928-0507.

KIDS FARE: DYNAMIC DUO AT THE IVORIES Children's concert and discussion with pianist Igor Kipnis & Karen Kushner. Sat 4/7, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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.

OPERAKIDS! "Opera-enthused 6-to-12-year-olds" perform an abridged English-language version of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Wed 4/11, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-827-5925.

SACRED MUSIC CONCERT featuring Tibetan chants, Korean folk percussion and dance & gospel songs by One Human Family Workshop Ensemble of the Baha'i 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.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 4/13, 10 PM, Eddie Prevost, Ken Vandermark & Michael Zerang. Sat 4/14, 10 PM, Keith Rowe. 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

TAKE 10 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Fri 4/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WALT DISNEY MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Tue 4/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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