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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CHARLOTTE CHURCH Thu 5/3, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY CENTER STAGE performs "Remembering Rodgers and Hammerstein." Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

DOUGH! Free performance. Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO performs at a reading with author Larry Brown. Sat 4/28, 4 PM, Barbara's Bookstore, 1350 N. Wells. 312-642-4818.

FATBOY SLIM, DARREN MERSON, SCANTY SANDWICH Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

FFH, MARK SCHULTZ & GINNY OWENS Mon 4/30, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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.

ANNE O'MEARA HEATON Free concert. Fri 4/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HELLO DAVE, NADAS Fri 4/27, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HIGH & MIGHTYS performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 5/4, 6-10:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

CHAKA KHAN, KEVIN COLE, HINDA HOFFMAN perform at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 11th annual "Not Just Song & Dance" black-tie gala. Sat 5/5, 6 PM, Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water. 312-922-2322, ext. 302.

KIM, KEVIN SO, JENNY CHOI, SU NAM Free concert entitled "Emerging: Asian American Sounds" also features Filipino theater group Pintig. Thu 5/3, 7 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARK KNOPFLER, PAUL THORN Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

UTE LEMPER performs at a black-tie benefit for the Goodman Theatre; dancing follows the performance with the Bradley Young Orchestra. Sat 5/5, 7 PM, Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus. 312-443-3811, ext. 586.

ELLA LEYA Free in-store performance. Sat 4/28, 8:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE Sat 5/5 (with Jack Johnson) and Sun 5/6 (with Princes of Babylon), 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

M.O.T.O. Free in-store performance. Sat 5/5, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY & TOSHIO KAJIWARA, BUS RATCH Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MIXMASTER MIKE performs at Generation Freestyle Action Sport Team Competition. Fri 4/27, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5700 or 312-559-1212.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Benefit for Prevent Child Abuse of Illinois. Sat 4/28, 7 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

MOTUS DJ P-phunk spins house, DJ Wax spins techno, DJ Conor K spins house, and DJ Seedub spins drum 'n' bass. Sun 4/29, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

ANNE MURRAY Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

KEVIN O'DONNELL'S QUALITY SIX Benefit concert. Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

OH MY GOD Free admission. Fri 5/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SIGUR ROS Sold out. Sun 5/6, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SONIC CIRCUITS FESTIVAL Showcase of national and local electronic, electroacoustic, and multimedia musicians with Richard Lerman, Shawn Decker, Douglas Ewart, Nicolas Collins, Kato Hideki, and Nolimetangere. See Critic's Choice. Wed 5/2, 6 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Insitute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 773-722-5463.

DON SPRINGER Theater pipe organ concert and tribute to Hal Pearl. Sun 5/6, 2:30 PM, Patio Theatre, 6008 W. Irving Park. 773-282-0037.

SUPREMES WITH MARY WILSON Sat 5/5, 4 and 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

TWANG BANG, HONEST POD, DJ GREGOR MORTIS Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

VERTICAL HORIZON, FIVE FOR FIGHTING Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

WANG CHUNG Sat 5/5, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

KELLER WILLIAMS Fri 5/4, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Rev, White Label. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Larry Kirwan, Chris Connelly & the Bells, Billhouse. Tue 5/1, 9 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Wed 5/2, 8 PM, Jeff Tweedy, Sally Timms. Fri 5/4, 9 PM, Jeff Tweedy, Nicholas Tremulis. Sat 5/5, 9 PM, Blacks, Kevin So. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 5/3, 10 PM, Tamara Pierce (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.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Wed 5/2, 8 PM, Deja Vu. 815-356-6000.

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 4/28, Patchouli. 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 4/27, Sean Kozak, DJ Andre Solaris. Saturdays, DJs Jeff Moyer & Jimmie Page. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

AVALANCHE II 3 S 071 Rte. 59, Warrenville: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/28, Funky Fish. 630-393-3141.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Fri 5/4, 10 PM, Flocos. 708-848-2801.

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.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays. 773-394-1313.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 4/27, Delafields, Hundo, Trading Brains. Sat 4/28, Come-Ons, Aerosol Halo, Kedvales. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 5/1, Pennies, Sparkle Drive, Wonderdrug. Wed 5/2, Gouda, Insta. Thu 5/3, Thick Red Shag, Link. Fri 5/4, Merle, Capitol Rock, Bucky Dent. Sat 5/5, New Pocks, Bedtime. Sun 5/6, Whimsical, Soulin'. 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. Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus. Sun 4/29, DJ Samnation. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Sat 5/5, Odd Is He, Mr. E DJ. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. 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 4/27, Wotan, Slaveship. Sat 4/28, Little Man, Wrathmatix, Tension Wire, Below the Sound. Sun 4/29, Unx, Dickforshort, Last Addition. Thu 5/3, Lost Generation, Hindersole, Leroy Fix. Fri 5/4, Los Shut Up, Stories for Boys. Sat 5/5, Bizarro, Hammerlane, Rev Luv, Reagan National Crash Diet. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris. Sat 4/28, Alexi Delano, Brian G, Julius. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 5/2, Juju, 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." 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: Fridays, 10 PM, T.J. Dennis. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Cantina. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thu 5/3, 9 PM, Gertrude. 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. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, J Cappo, Herb Walker, Clyde Davis, Skatch & others. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 4/27, Country Funkins. Sat 4/28, Dick Ourada Band. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 5/4, Wombat Carnival. Sat 5/5, Salvation Amy. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/27, Jack Straw. Sat 4/28, Lightning & Thunder. Wed 5/2, Yes Mam. Fri 5/4, Deloreans. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/27, Only Sons. Sat 4/28, Afrodisiacs. 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 4/27, Mighty Joe. Sat 5/5, Weeds. 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 4/27, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley, Lone Assassins, Bleary, Rumbleseat. Fri 5/4, 8 PM, DJ Slick Scotty Mac spins soul and funk. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 4/28, Rebecca Gates. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 5/5, Lonestar State. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/28, Slip Mickey. Sat 5/5, American English (Beatles tribute band). 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/28, Wave. Sat 5/5, Tonguebath. 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 4/27, DJ Alex Lauterstein. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu spins salsa & merengue. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

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

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

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Panteon Rococo, Maria Fatal. 312-421-5272.

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.

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.

COMMUNE CAFE AND BAR 1616 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Therm spins hip-hop and soul (no cover). 773-772-7100.

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 4/27, Revolver (Beatles cover band). Sat 4/28, L.U.V. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 5/4, Whiskey Kitchen, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. Sat 5/5, Knee Deep Shag, Jesters. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/28, Deja Vu. Sat 5/5, DJs spin. 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. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 4/27, Domestic Problems, Seers Poncho. Sat 4/28, Dan Darrah Band, Go Tom, Mental Insect. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 5/3, DJ Confusion. Fri 5/4, Afrodisiacs. Sat 5/5, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Sat 4/28, Domestic Problems. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. 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.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/30, 10 PM, Mora, Bob & Ray_rod. 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Megon McDonough; 10:30 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Lori McClain Trio; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 4/29 and Mon 4/30, 8 PM, "Mookie Jam" benefit for artists with Multiple Sclerosis with Rebecca Finnegan, Sean Blake, Greta Clark, the Finches, Anne Harris, Tina Glushenko, and Mierka Girten. Wed 5/2 and Thu 5/3, 8 PM, Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Joan Curto. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe, Daryl Nitz. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, 9 PM, Mark Burnell. Mondays, 9 PM, George Howe. 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 5/3, 10 PM, Tommy Joe. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/27, DJ Radio Ron. Sun 4/29, DJ Butterknife. Mon 4/30, DJ Sonja spins punk. Tue 5/1, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 5/2, DJ Nan spins country & western. Thu 5/3, DJ Kris spins northern soul. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Sat 5/5, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Evan Dando, Ben Kweller, Elizabeth Elmore. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Evan Dando, Ben Kweller, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror. Mon 4/30, 9 PM, Jerry Cantrell, Mirv, Swarm (sold out). Tue 5/1, 9 PM, Placebo, Idlewild (sold out). Wed 5/2, 9:30 PM, Rollerdome, Phil Angotti & the Idea, National Drag. Thu 5/3, 9 PM, Mad Hops, Pimps, Hydraulic Ave. Fri 5/4, 10 PM, Toadies, Elliott, Diffuser. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Old #8, Last Vegas, Custom On It, Drapes. Sun 5/6, 9 PM, Therapy?. 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 4/28, Five Guys Named Moe. 815-834-0084.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 4/27, Insomnia. Sat 4/28, Wally's Garage. Tuesdays, Modern Day Romeos, Wojdyla (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/4, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 5/5, Brews Brothers. 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 4/27, Melvin Seals, JGB, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 4/28, Mr. Blotto. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 5/4, Disfunktion, Paul Allodi. Sat 5/5, Core, Dr. Kinetic. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Joe Armstrong, King's Highway, Framing Amy, Tony Lucca. Sat 4/28, Curtis R. Vance Foundation benefit with Dovetail Joint, Jonny Polonsky, Slipstream, the Girls, and 40-Minute Finish. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 4/30, 9:15 PM, Barbara Sorensen, Kat Parsons. Tue 5/1, 9 PM, 77, Rocks Pennycar, the Shiv. Wed 5/2, 9:15 PM, Mr. Brown Shoes, Hot Tub Bob. Thu 5/3, 9 PM, Jeep. Fri 5/4, 10 PM, S2M, Aftergrace, Clip. Sat 5/5, Bumpus, Fenster. 773-549-5549.

ELMHURST PUBLIC HOUSE 683 Saint Charles, Elmhurst: Sat 4/28, 9:30 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 630-834-8989.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/28, Undercover. Fri 5/4, Ripleys, Magnaphonic. Sat 5/5, Innerdrive. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/27, Alejandro Escovedo, Havox. Sat 4/28, Shipping News, Taking Pictures, Check Engine. Sun 4/29, 9:30 PM, Fireballs of Freedom, Gasoline, Douglass Kings. Mon 4/30, 9 PM, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Kaspar Hauser, Mandarin, Thin Man. Tue 5/1, 10 PM, Kyborg with Sarah Marrs, video artist Anna Wagner with Antye Greie-Fuchs, Drowsy Birds. Thu 5/3, benefit for Ladyfest with the Dishes, Selby Tigers (see Spot Check), Competitorr. Fri 5/4, Swingin' Neckbreakers, Greenhornes, Bantam Rooster. Sat 5/5, Chicago Underground Duo, Orton Socket, Chicago Underground Trio. Sun 5/6, Shiner, Houston, With Your Shield Or On It. 773-276-3600.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Fri 5/4, 9 PM, Da Buzz. 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 4/27, Decades. Sat 4/28, Chaser. Wed 5/2, G'tarman Dave. Thu 5/3, Four Man Band. Fri 5/4, Victoria & the Character Defects. Sat 5/5, Big Deal. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: 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 4/27, 7 PM, Sidekick Kato, Hertzsprung Gap, Rollo Tomasi, Haymarket Riot. Sat 4/28, 5 PM, Teen Idols, Fairlanes, Poonannies, Flatus, Role Models; 10:30 PM, the Shame, Jumbo's Kill Crane, Totimoshi. Sun 4/29, 6 PM, benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and the Chicago Food Bank with John Brown Battery, Student Rick, Frontside, and Tom Sawyer. Tue 5/1, 8 PM, Distances, Whisper Campaign, North of America, Che Arthur. Wed 5/2, 7 PM, Lovesick, Sau. Thu 5/3, 7 PM, Rich Mackin, Systemic Infection. Fri 5/4, 7 PM, Kill Sadie, Trepan Nation, Last Ditch Effort, Fourth Rotor. Sat 5/5, 5 PM, Death Threat, Martyr, Brothers Keeper, Killing Tree, Sante Sangre. Sun 5/6, 5 PM, Lawrence Arms, Cadillac Blindside, Bigandthekidstable, Last Day Parade, South of No North. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/27, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo, Los Mariachis. Tue 5/1, 8 PM, Justin Planasch followed by an open stage. Thu 5/3, 9 PM, Billy Lee Riley, Joel Paterson & Jim Barclay, Brad Berr, Nick Willett. Fri 5/4, 10 PM, Jon Langford & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Church of Hard Country with David Yow, Edith Frost, John Rice, Pat Brennan, Tom Ray & John Camarillo. Sat 5/5, 9:30 PM, Heartsfield. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/27, Loose Screws. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/4, JP & the Cats. 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 4/28, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 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.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/27, Sticks Comedy. Sat 4/28, R.U.R., Gladhand. Sun 4/29, 3-9 PM, short stories and music with the Liar's Club. Wed 5/2, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane. Thu 5/3, 6-9 PM, GEO Speedwagon, Big Sky String Band. Fri 5/4, Pepper Showcase with the Red Hots. Sat 5/5, Epicycle, Sonnet, Mythic Figs. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Fri 4/27, 9:30 PM, Fair Warning (Van Halen tribute band). 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 4/27, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 4/30, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sun 4/29, 6 PM, Honey West & Alexandra Billings with Russ Long. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. 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. 773-871-4210.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/28, Midnite Band. Sat 5/5, Abu. 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 4/27, Rico. Sat 4/28, Fairwarning (Van Halen tribute band). Fri 5/4, Texas Flood. Sat 5/5, Eliminator (ZZ Top tribute band). 630-833-3534.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze (no cover). 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/27, Snake Oil, Walking Man. Sat 4/28, Bob's Yer Uncle, Kerri Grant Show. Thu 5/3, War Brides, Greedy Gretchen. Fri 5/4, Life in General, Fin. Sat 5/5, Cedarcase, Steve Owen, Fetch. 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 4/27, 11 PM, Drop, Israel, Vis@40. Thu 5/3, 11 PM, L.A. Guns. 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. Sat 4/28, 10:30 PM, Michael Kelsey. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Slugs, the Service. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Disaster Action Team. Mon 4/30, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 5/2, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Yum Yum, Nash Kato, Kill Hannah, Marvel Kind. Thu 5/3, 9 PM, Golden Arm Trio, Terminal Four, On Fillmore. Fri 5/4, 10 PM, Fire Show, Ancient Greeks, Hamicks. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Ulele, Nicholas Tremulis. Sun 5/6, 9 PM, Palms, Bingo Trappers, Noahjohn. 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. Sat 4/28, 9:30 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Rain Gods, Jennifer Peterson Band. Fri 5/4, Cryin' Souls, Voices. Sat 5/5, Pat McCurdy. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Wed 5/2, 8 PM, poetry, music, and visual art with Fusebranch Envelopcity. Thu 5/3, 8 PM, Silver Measure accompanies a screening of the first half of Fritz Lang's Metropolis. Fri 5/4, 10:30 PM, J. Davis Trio. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/27, 9 PM and 1 AM, Psychedelic Furs, Tinfed (no opening band for 1 AM show). Sat 4/28, 2 PM, Queers, Yesterday's Kids (sold out); 9:30 PM, Gary Numan (see Spot Check), Gwenmars. Sun 4/29, 6:30 PM, Misfits Anniversary Tour (see Spot Check) with Dez Cadena, Robo, Marky Ramone, Impotent Sea Snakes, Independents, Desinence. Mon 4/30, 6 PM, Eve 6 (no cover); 6:30 PM, Fear Factory, Hinge, Switched. Tue 5/1, 6:15 PM, Cannibal Corpse, Dimmu Borgir (see Critic's Choice), Haunted, Lamb of God. Wed 5/2, Miguel Mateos. Thu 5/3, 6:30 PM, Kottonmouth Kings, Corporate Avenger, Phunk Junkeez, Sprung Monkey. Fri 5/4, Soulive. Sat 5/5, Average White Band. Sun 5/6, Savatage, Fates Warning. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fri 5/4, 5:30-9 PM, Mandi Loomis & Gene Kilty. Sat 5/5, 9 PM- 1 AM, Big Beat Embassy. 312-245-0333.

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

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/27, Finneus, Soul Decision, Pleasing Betty. Sat 4/28, Vince Neil (see Spot Check), Swinging Lovehammers. Thu 5/3, Georgia Avenue. Fri 5/4, Young MC, Maggie Speaks. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Spasmatics; 11:30 PM, Sizzla. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/27, Lootheads. Sat 4/28, User Friendly. 773-248-3600.

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

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 4/27, Underwater People. Sat 4/28, Then Again, Hazel Miller Band. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 5/4, Hoochie Suit. Sat 5/5, Mr. Blotto. 773-975-0505.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: Sat 4/28, DJs Lady D & Brenda D, DJ Nick Santillian. 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post. 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 4/27, 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 4/27, Milk Plow, Leave. Sat 4/28, Ethyline. Sun 4/29, Calico Cats, Jimbo Delta. Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-871-3757.

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

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

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM, and Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJ Johnny B with the Revelation Fire Dancers. 847-885-2112.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Steve Kimock Band (sold out). Tue 5/1, 9 PM, Last Drag, American Standard (no cover). Wed 5/2, 9 PM, MVP, Jim's Big Ego. Thu 5/3, 9:30 PM, "Big C Jamboree" with the Penthouse Playboys (no cover). Fri 5/4, Lowen & Navarro, Beki Hemingway. Sat 5/5, 9:30 PM, Terrapin Nation. 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 4/28, Selective Recall. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/28, 7 Deez. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/27, 7 PM, Sister Machine Gun, Kill Hannah, Marvel Kind. Sat 4/28, 6:30 PM, Vacation Bible School, Escape From Earth, Shifter, Mkshft. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, Muchacha, Apocalypse Hoboken, Nil8, Callahan. Tue 5/1, 7 PM, Ocean Colour Scene, Ours, Sleeping at Last. Wed 5/2, 7 PM, Melvins (see Spot Check), Folk Implosion. Thu 5/3, 9 PM, I Decline, Ruck La Rou, National Jet Set, Wishlist. Fri 5/4, 6:30 PM, Showoff, Juliana Theory, Squad 5-0, Plain White T's. Sat 5/5, 6:30 PM, Anti-flag, One Man Army, Unseen, Methadones. Sun 5/6, 7:30 PM, Badly Drawn Boy. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/27, 5:30 PM, Dae; 9:30 PM, Everyman. 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.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Thu 5/3, 10 PM, Beardicus Enormous. 773-486-7774.

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: Music after 8 PM. Fri 4/27, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality 6, Can-Ky-Ree, Sara Osmer. Sat 4/28, Frisbie, Dorian Taj, Jennifer Peterson. Sat 5/5, Family Haircut. 847-869-0450.

NOAH'S ARK 3428 S. King Dr.: Sat 4/28, 7 PM, Damian Rozelle. Fri 5/4, 7 PM, Chosen. 312-225-1420.

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 4/27, 10 PM, Torben Floor, C. with Brad Peterson, DJ Combat. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Homunculus, Mike Farley Band; DJ Form spins drum 'n' bass late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs Shon Dervis, Alo, I-Ron & friends spin hip-hop and soul. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 5/4, midnight, Jonny Polonsky, Butterfly Child. Sat 5/5, 11 PM, Premium, the Help, Israel. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Afrodisiacs. Sat 4/28, Gas Giants. 708-756-0600.

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.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Thu 5/3, Ekoostik Hookah. 815-758-2715.

OVER THE EDGE 25520 S. Governors Hwy., Monee: Sat 5/5, 9:30 PM, Crimson Tyde. 708-534-8900.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 4/29, 8 PM, benefit for Denis Mueller & Deb Ellis documentary film project with Frankie Machine Blues Band, Covered in Honey, and Michael Greenberg. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Sat 4/28, Psalm 23, Rik Shaw. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Tue 5/1, World Wonders, Shaky Shaun. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, I-Ron, Pete Pong, W01 & others. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Sun 5/6, 8 PM, Urban Twist. 773-472-1000.

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: Wed 5/2, 8 PM, Marlon St. John, Greg Steele, Home Cookin'. 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 4/27, Lego, Zachary Lubin, Matty, Christopher Robin, Devo. Sat 4/28, Dave Ralph, Walsh & Sommer, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Wed 5/2, Derrick Carter. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 4/28, 10 PM, V90. 708-423-1188.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Push Stars, Churchills, Twigs, Colony. Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Anne O'Meara Heaton, Sam Shaber; 10:30 PM, Starch Martins, Morris Minors, T.W. Walsh (see Spot Check). Sun 4/29, 9 PM, Frantic Flattops, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners. Mon 4/30, 9 PM, Frank Orrall & friends. Tue 5/1, 8 PM, Howie Day (sold out). Wed 5/2, 9 PM, 41 Rivers, Sixto, Detachment Kit. Thu 5/3, 9 PM, Jupiter Coyote. Fri 5/4, 10 PM, Clarks, Spymob, Wes Cunningham. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Drovers, Torben Floor. Sun 5/6, 6 PM, Zrazy; 9 PM, Bill Morrissey, Josh Ritter. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/28, Spoonfed. Sat 5/5, Kashmir. 630-372-2900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 4/27, Video Stars. Sat 4/28, Rubber. Fri 5/4, Only Sons. Sat 5/5, Lounge Puppets. 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.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/4, Mr. Meyers. 847-991-2150.

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, Norman Rockwell, Shon Dervis. Tue 5/1, DJ Josh Werner. Wednesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Steve Bravo spin downtempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thu 5/3, Beat Parlor DJs spin with DJ Johnny Fiasco. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 4/27, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 4/28, Brett Haynes, J Digz & Juice. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Brian Ford. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin British punk, new wave, rockabilly & ska. Fri 5/4, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. Sat 5/5, Ben Watt, Jay Hannan, Darrell Woodson. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/27, Made to Be Broken, Hinder Soul, Stalemate. Sat 4/28, 6 PM, Lungbrush, Oblivious, Infamous, Dominion; 9 PM, Lungbrush, Bunker Hill, Withdrawal, Standing 8. Sun 4/29, 4 PM, Disinter, Vomit Remnants, Internal Suffering, Brodequin, Morbid Butchery, Emesis. 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 4/27, 7:30 PM, Colonel Stem, Blank Theory, Bluerock Targets. Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Penny & the Loafers, SKG, Frequency of Change. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. 312-587-8779.

STARGAZE 5419 N. Clark: Thu 4/26, 8 PM, open mike. 773-561-7363.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 4/27, 9:30 PM, benefit for P.L.A.Y.: Possibilities in Life: Art for Youth with Benny B, DJ Current, Kid Entropy, Option, J. Initial, and Miss Bio Booster. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Rec Center. Fri 5/4, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Josh Richter. Sat 5/5, Katie's Basement. 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. Wednesdays, DJ Lf8tr spins techno & electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt spins old soul, funk, and rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Tuedays and Wednesdays, DJ Dave. 847-455-0088.

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. Fri 4/27, Teri Bristol, DJs Marc Buxton & Mike Steele. Sat 4/28, Ralphi Rosario, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. Thu 5/3, Mark Grant, Jernell Geronimo. Fri 5/4, Mark Lewis, DJs Marc Buxton & Mike Steele. 312-491-9729.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/28, Terry Farmer. Fri 5/4, Grant Langston. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/27, Monorail, Bluelit Souls. Sat 4/28, Gelheads, Smoke Off Vinyl. 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. Fri 5/4, Crazy Cat George, Local Zero, Winch. 773-871-7799.

VOLTAIRE 3231 N. Clark: Mondays, 7 PM, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 and 9 PM, Voltaire variety show. 773-528-3136.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/27, Horizontal Motion. Sat 4/28, JP & the Cats. Fri 5/4, 7th Heaven. Sat 5/5, Red Woody. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/27, Air This Side of Caution, Sono, Treeline. Sat 4/28, Core. Thu 5/3, Johnny Socko. Fri 5/4, Dreaming Tree, Guilt Trip. Sat 5/5, Sofa Kings, Seers Poncho. 773-929-1300.

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

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mon 4/30, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/27, Top Secret Band. Sat 4/28, open stage. Fri 5/4, Midlife Crisis. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo and percussionist Miro. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo 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 4/27, Dub Dis. Sat 4/28, Innocent, Melaku. Sun 4/29, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 5/2, Carl Brown. Thu 5/3, Dansika. Fri 5/4, Sister Carol, Skapone. Sat 5/5, Gizzae, Roots Stems Branches. Sun 5/6, 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 (5/3 with Jamie Anderson & Robert Klein Engler). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/27, Stir Fried. Sat 4/28, URB. Wed 5/2, Arthur Lee. Thu 5/3, Cornmeal. Fri 5/4, Brett Cain Band. Sat 5/5, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers. 847-432-6430.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Justin Long spins uptempo house, tech house, and tracks; DJ Sativa spins downtempo, hip-hop, and dancehall. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher, percussionist Miro. Fri 5/4, Mazi, DJ Jes, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

MURIEL ANDERSON & RACHEL BARTON Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

RODNEY CROWELL, STEPHEN DAWSON & DIANE CHRISTIANSEN See Critic's Choice. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

BONNIE KOLOC & HOWARD LEVY Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

16TH ANNUAL MIDWEST SACRED HARP CONVENTION Free admission. Sat 4/28 and Sun 4/29, 9:30 AM-3 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-324-2144 or 773-276-4277.

TIM O'BRIEN & DARRELL SCOTT WITH JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN COWAN BAND Sat 5/5, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

CHRIS SMITHER, PETER CASE See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG, ANDI & I Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sun 4/29, 8 PM, Old Blind Dogs (see Spot Check). Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Sun 5/6, 8 PM, Cornmeal, Clumsy Lovers, Bone Pony. 773-478-4408.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Music at 7 PM. Fri 5/4, Linda M. Smith. 708-524-2899

CAFE BOOST 5400 N. Clark: Sun 5/6, 2 PM, Julie Frost, Kat Parsons, Sean Cleland, Barb Laing. 773-907-8674.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sundays, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 4/27, 9:30 PM, Velvet Green. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, John Dillon. Fri 5/4, 9:30 PM, Devlin & Dietel. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Joe McShane. 708-687-9323.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo, Havox. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/27, Seamus O'Kane. Sat 4/28, Velvet Green. Fri 5/4, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 5/5, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo, Los Mariachis. Wed 5/2, 8 PM, Naomi Ashley Band, Blue Ribbon Brothers. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/28, Patty Stevenson & Craig Siemsen. Sat 5/5, Tricia Alexander. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 5/2, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane. 773-489-5471.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 4/27, 10:30 PM, Evidence. Fri 5/4, 10:30 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 5/1, 7 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch perform on a program of films in commemoration of International Workers Day. 312-362-9707.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/30, 9 PM, Smashing Wooley Jumpers (no cover). Sun 5/6, 7:30 PM, Deana Carter. 773-404-9494.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/5, Cat Catalani. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Diana Laffey & Susan Borland. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander, Dev Singh. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Al Day, Tricia Alexander, Dev Singh. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Wed 5/2, Eric Nassau. Thu 5/3, 8 PM, Jerree Small Minn. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Anne O'Meara Heaton, Sam Shaber. Sun 5/6, 6 PM, Zrazy; 9 PM, Bill Morrissey, Josh Ritter. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 4/27, David Stocker & One Drum. Fri 5/4, Dev Singh. 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

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES, BONNIE KOLOC Sat 4/28, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

CHRIS SMITHER, PETER CASE See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KIM STRATTON Benefit for Saint Stephen A.M.E. Church. Sun 4/29, 5 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-666-4164.

MARCEL WORMS Free concert. Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 312-642-6805.

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 5/3, 11 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, James Wheeler Band with Patricia Scott & Zora Young. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wed 5/2, James Wheeler Band with Grana Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 5/1, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary

Lane. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 312-661-0100.

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

BLUE IGUANA 17265 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-429-1000.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/27, Lucky Peterson. Sat 4/28, Eddie King. Sun 4/29, Jimmy Burns. Mon 4/30, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/1, Katherine Davis, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Wed 5/2, Maurice John Vaughn, Rockin' Johnny. Thu 5/3, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 5/4, Lil' Ed & the Original Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, 11 AM, and Sat 5/5, 10 PM, 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. 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 4/27, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 4/28, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, W.C. Clark, Dave Specter. Sun 4/29, Carl Weathersby. Mon 4/30, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 5/1, Brother John. Wed 5/2, Junior Watson. Thu 5/3, Nellie Travis. Fri 5/4, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, John Mayall, Biscuit & the Mix. Sat 5/5, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM,

Big Bill Morganfield, Chicago Blues Angels. 312-427-0333.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/4, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-541-2500.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/28, Matthew Skoller & Johnny Iguana. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Wednesdays, DJ Brian. 773-384-2547.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE 4830 S. Cottage Grove: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. 773-548-4812 or 773-285-8353.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Howard Scott & the World Band. 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 4/28, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers. Fri 5/4, Larry McCray. Sat 5/5, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. 630-513-0074.

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Wednesdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10:30 PM, 12:30 AM, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, Killer Ray Players. 312-341-9787.

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

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Fri 4/27, 10:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-541-4700.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Melvin Seals, JGB, Kimi Hayes. 847-358-9150.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/27, Tommy McCracken. 773-775-2848.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 4/27, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Sat 4/28, Howard & the White Boys. Sun 4/29, 11 AM, Joe Moss; 9 PM, Fruteland Jackson. Mon 4/30, Steve Arvey. 312-266-2400.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/28, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 5/5, Mississippi Heat. 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.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-541-7530.

GOOD ROCKIN' LOUNGE 2 7432 S. Racine: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Nellie Travis. Thursdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-2319.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 4/28, 9:30 PM, Chico Banks Band. Tue 5/1, 8:30 PM, Carl Davis Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 5/5, 9:30 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 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 4/27, Pete Special. Sat 4/28, Blueprints. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 5/1, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 5/2, Joe Moss Band. Fri 5/4, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 5/5, Phil Armetta. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Sugar Blue, 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 5/3, Charlie Love. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Eddy Clearwater, 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. Fri 4/27, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 4/28, Roy Hytower. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (no cover). 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 4/28, West Side Blues Revue. 773-525-2422.

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 5/3, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

NOAH'S ARK 3428 S. King Dr.: Tuesdays, 7 PM, gospel open mike (no cover). 312-225-1420.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 PM, Killer Ray Allison, Harmonica George & Jimmy Pryor, Double J Band. 773-821-9165.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 4/29, 8 PM, benefit for Denis Mueller & Deb Ellis documentary film project with Frankie Machine Blues Band, Covered in Honey, and Michael Greenberg. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 5/1, Billy Flynn Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/28, in the bar: Carl Davis Band. Tue 5/1, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 5/2, Jimmy Burns Band. Thu 5/3, James Wheeler Band. Fri 5/4, Willie Kent Band with Bonnie Lee. Sat 5/5, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 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 4/27, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 4/28, Melva LeBlanc & the Blue Groove Band. Wed 5/2, Jasper Buchanan. Fri 5/4, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Sat 5/5, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Sandra Hall (see Critic's Choice), Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 5/3, Tommy McCracken. Fri 5/4, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sat 5/5, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 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 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 5/2, Sugar Blue. Thu 5/3, Eomot Rasun. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 5/6, Junior Watson. 773-342-0452.

739 739 N. Pulaski: Sun 4/29, 6 PM, Little Arthur Duncan & the Backscratchers. 773-374-2875.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/5, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 4/27, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 4/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 5/3, 3:30 PM, Thomas Yurik Band. 312-441-9334.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Sat 5/5, 9 PM, Vida Blues. 312-943-7815.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KYLE ASHE TRIO in a free concert. Wed 5/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOPOLOGY Swing dance concert. Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

CINDERS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ORBERT DAVIS QUARTET WITH STRINGS ATTACHED Sun 5/6, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

DOUGLAS EWART & THE INVENTIONS CLARINET CHOIR Sun 5/6, 6 PM, Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood. 312-360-2659.

GOLDEN ARM TRIO performs an original score to accompany the silent film Pandora's Box. Wed 5/2, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6569.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE JAZZ BAND, ROMEOVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BAND Fri 5/4, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2223.

BONNIE KOLOC & HOWARD LEVY

Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Free performance in the cafe. Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free in-store performance. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JEFF LASKY GROUP Free in-store performance. Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Big band dinner dance. Sun 4/29, 6:30 PM, Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling. 847-718-7700.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Robert Holst; free admission. Wed 5/2 and Thu 5/3, 3 PM, Ives Recital Hall, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS Fri 4/27, 8 PM, and Sat 4/28, 11 AM (family concert), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Tim Aubuchon. Fri 5/4, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND under the direction of Joe Lill. Wed 5/2, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND AND COMBOS Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KEVIN O'DONNELL'S QUALITY SIX Benefit concert. Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

EOMOT RASUN Free concert and tribute to Little Walter. Tue 5/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Thu 5/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JAMES SANDERS QUINTET Free concert. Mon 4/30, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BYRON STRIPLING, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 5/6, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MARCEL WORMS Free concert. Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/27, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/28, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Kelly Brand Nextet. 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 5/2, 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 5/3, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Band. 312-642-6805.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/27, Rob McDougle. 630-778-9090.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 6-10 PM, key-

boardist 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 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 4/29 and Mon 4/30, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. Tue 5/1 through Sun 5/6, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, Big Joe's jam session with Darren Scorza, John Kregor, Bob Lovecchio, Ted Hogarth & Michele Thomas. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 5/2, 8 PM, Ron Smith Duo (no cover). 630-406-0008.

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

BOILER ROOM JAZZ AND SUPPER CLUB 2 S. Vail, Arlington Heights: Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Rob Zettl Quartet. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Roberta Miles. Wednesdays, 7 PM, John Proulx & Scott Mason. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Frank Portolese Trio. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, John Jeffrey Trio. 847-368-0792.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 4/28, 11 AM, Jess Birch Quartet. 312-226-6666.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Music at 6 PM; no cover. Sun 4/29, Samuel Israel Trio. Wed 5/2, Kevin Korschgen Quartet. 312-454-1227.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/4, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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 5/3, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 4/29, 5:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. 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.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble. 773-325-2233.

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. Sundays, 7 PM, Ritual Rhythms. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

CUCINA ROMA 1163 W. Ogden, Naperville: Music at 6 PM. Fridays, Robin Lucas. Saturdays, Ed Warble. 630-355-4444.

CUCINA ROMA 800 E. Ogden, Westmont: Music at 6 PM. Fridays, John Proulx. Wednesdays, Ed Warble. Thursdays, Steve Sandner. 630-654-9600.

CUCINA ROMA 185 Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Gary Filip. Sundays, 5 PM, and Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Steve Goers. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Sami Scot. Thursdays, 6 PM, Dan Gillogly. 847-478-9600.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Tom Hope with flutist & vocalist Elaine Dame. 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. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, Rajesh Mehta & Paul Lovens (see Critic's Choice). Tue 5/1, 7 PM, Kato Hideki & Nicholas Collins. Wed 5/2, Marco Eneidi Trio. Sat 5/5, Chicago Underground Duo, Orton Socket, Chicago Underground Trio. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Gary Dacanay Quartet (no cover). 773-973-2233.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 5/3, 8 PM, Gessner/Baglione Duo (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 4/28, Danlchaz Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 4/27, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 4/28, Matt Erion Trio. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 4/29, 6 PM, William Russo's Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Sun 5/6, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 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 4/27, Jose Valdes Latin Jazz Trio. Sat 4/28, Shelley Yoelin Trio. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 4/28, Lenny Mars. Sat 5/5, Matt Tompk Band. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Mon 4/30, Ikkyu. 773-489-5471.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/27, Del Knickerbocker 5 with Herb Walker & Will Crosby. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, the Business. Mon 4/30, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble (no cover). Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, pro jam hosted by Alejo Poveda, Steve Eisen, Jose Valdes, and Thomas Kini. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 4/27, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, David Berkman Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, David Berkman Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Pong Unit; 11 PM, Martha Lorin Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 5/4, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/6, 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, David Byrd's Oversoul with Daryl Thompson. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 5/3, 9 PM, Golden Arm Trio, Terminal Four, On Fillmore. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 4/29, 7 PM, David Hernandez & Street Sounds. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Thu 5/3, 8 PM, Silver Measure accompanies a screening of the first half of Fritz Lang's Metropolis. 312-362-9707.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fri 4/27, Peter Lerner Trio. Sat 4/28, Bobby Broom. Thu 5/3, Andy Meacham Trio. Fri 5/4, Eric Ferris Trio with Harry Hmura. Sat 5/5, Airborne. 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 4/27 through Sun 4/29, "Joe Segal's Birthday Party" with Conte Candoli, Ira Sullivan, and others. Tue 5/1 through Sun 5/6, Sir Charles Thompson Quartet. 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.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fri 4/27, 6 PM, Peter Sax Duo. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Mike Ferro with Larry Gray & Joe Iaco. 773-348-7592.

LALUCE 1393 W. Lake: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Ivory Pittman & the Individual Artist. 312-850-1900.

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.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM. Fridays, Dan Myers. Saturdays, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM. Fridays, Stan Karcz. Saturdays, Chicago Rose/Peter Miletic. 630-543-1010.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 10 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 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Atomic Martini. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/27, Tim Green Trio. Sat 4/28, Toni Moore Trio. Wed 5/2, 7 PM, Airborne. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Henry Johnson Quartet. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sun 4/29, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with Studebaker Spatz. Sun 5/6, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with West End Jazz Band. 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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/5, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam with Josh Quinlin. Fri 5/4, 9 PM, Laurie Lee Moses, Reacharound Trio, Marco Eneidi Trio. 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Restaurant. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, 8:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 773-775-7525.

ODDO'S 3535 N. Pulaski: Restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 4/27, Frank Lamphere Trio. 773-583-6163.

O'FAMÉ 750 W. Webster: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-929-5111.

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 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. 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. 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 4/27, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 4/28, Greg Sergo Quartet with Libby York. Sun 4/29, Mark Madsen Trio. Mon 4/30, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 5/2, John Goldman Trio. Thu 5/3, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Von Freeman Quartet. Sun 5/6, Urban Twist. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/27, Rankinfyle. Sat 4/28, in the club: Franz Jackson Quartet. Fri 5/4, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 5/5, Franz Jackson Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 4/29, Mike Knauf Quartet. Sun 5/6, Maureen Christine Quartet. 815-477-0340.

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. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Big Tyme Riley Wimes spins swing (preceded by dance lessons at 8:30 PM). 773-271-9944.

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

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio performs music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays through Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. 312-527-3510.

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

302 WEST 302 W. State, Geneva: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Wally Brath & Michael Arnopol. 630-232-9302.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: no cover. Fridays, 6-8:30 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 4/27, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Harold Attyberry & Partners in Time. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fri 4/27, 5 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Kelly Brand with Kelly Sill & Ron Dewar. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Fri 5/4, 5 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Kelly Brand & Hinda Hoffman. 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 Tempo Trio. 312-943-7815.

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

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Restaurant and bar. Fri 5/4, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-724-5100.

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

LUIS CASAL & SAMUEL ROBLES Free Panamanian music concert. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE AND LIRA SINGERS in a free concert of Mexican and Polish music. Sat 4/28, 7 PM, Seven Holy Founders Church, 12400 S. Ada, Calumet Park. Sun 4/29, 4 PM, St. Mary of Celle Church, 1428 Wesley, Berwyn. Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 773-539-4900 or 773-508-7040.

GRUPO CULTURAL MONJA BLANCA performs Guatemalan music and dance. Sat 5/5, 3:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

JAVANESE GAMELAN ENSEMBLE, FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN Free admission. Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

MARACA Afro-Cuban flutist; free in-store performance. Sat 4/28, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARACA Y OTRA VISION Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MUSIC FROM MACEDONIA AND THRACE See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/28, 7 PM, Rubloff Auditorium, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 847-729-3406.

ROGELIO OLGUIN, ANA JUARDO & LUIS MONTENEGRO perform Latin American music and poetry. Sat 5/5, 2:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features an open mike (call ext. 3341 to sign up). Wed 5/2, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONES DE MEXICO, LOS BACHATUCES Benefit for Erie's Adult Education Program. Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Roberto Clemente Community Academy Auditorium, 1147 N. Western. 312-666-3430.

SONES DE MEXICO, CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sun 4/29, 6 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

TAKLA SOLIMAN Free in-store performance. Sun 4/29, 2 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

TARPUY performs Andean music. Sun 5/6, 2:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

TLEN-HUICANI Free Mexican music concert. Sat 4/28, 6 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Free in-store performance. Sun 5/6, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

international

clubs

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

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 5/3, 9 PM, Tony Tun-Tun, Billy Rivera Con Su Orquesta, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/28, Bandula. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, David Hernandez & Street Sounds. Sat 5/5, 7 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie & the African and American Unity Ensemble, Afrikinia Cultural Troupe of Ghana, University of North Texas African Dancers; 10 PM, Chicago Samba School. Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Feria of Seville flamenco dance competition features Sol y Duende. 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.

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

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, 6 PM, Mariachi Colima. 630-264-0634.

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

classical

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert. Sat 5/5, 7 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

MURIEL ANDERSON AND RACHEL BARTON guitar and violin, in a program of music by Anderson. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop, conductor, with members of Symphony II and vocal soloists (Durufle, Brahms, Bruckner). Sat 5/5, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 630-960-2251.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO Andrew Schultze conducts original 12th-century settings of Carmina Burana in a period-instruments performance. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 312-409-7874.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Deborah Hong (Prokofiev, Zwilich, Schubert). Sun 4/29, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

BACH SOCIETY MUSICIANS in a program of "trios, sonatas, and solos" (Handel, Loiellet, Bach). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL IN EVANSTON Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston: Fri 5/4, 8 PM, organist Christine Kraemer, flutists Anita Miller Rieder and Louise Dixon, violinists Blair Milton and Emma Shook, oboist Jonathan Fischer, and trumpeter Kevin Hartman (Bach, Quantz, Vitali); 10:15 PM, harpsichordist David Schrader and cellist Christopher Costanza (Bach). Sun 5/6, 7 PM, keyboardist Douglas Cleveland and violinists Stefan Hersh and Mathias Tacke with the St. Luke's Choir of Men and Boys, Girls Choir, and Schola (Bach, Heinichen, Handel). 847-236-0452.

BAROQUE MASTERPLAYERS with violinist Albert Wang in an all-Vivaldi program. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339 or 773-702-7300.

ARTHUR CAMPBELL AND HELEN MARLAIS clarinet and piano (Poulenc, Debussy, Weber, Ran, Saylor, Thomas). Thu 5/3, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 947-491-5441.

CANTATE Benjamin Rivera conducts a free a cappella concert (Durufle, Brahms, and others). Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-8606.

GIANLUCA CASCIOLI piano (Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, Bartok). Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CATAPULT (Torikai, Schwendinger, Morehead, Sollberger, Misurell-Mitchell). Sun 4/29, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-907-0615.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Bach). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Mon 4/30, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with pianist Holger Miersch (Gluck, Schwaen, Tucker, Mozart). Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 262-605-0274.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Bart Bradfield, conductor, with countertenor Lon Ellenberger and pianist Kenneth Smith (Bradfield, Bernstein). Sat 5/5, 8 PM, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1530 Jackson, River Forest. Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 773-549-7751.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Lawrence Rapchak conducts Benjamin Britten's one-act children's opera Noah's Flood. Fri 4/27, 6 and 8 PM, and Sat 4/28, 5 and 7 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/27, 1:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Wagner, Verdi). Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Deborah Voigt, mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana, tenor Johan Botha, bass Rene Pape, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus in a performance of Verdi's Requiem. Thu 5/3, 8 PM, Fri 5/4, 1:30 PM, Sat 5/5, 8 PM, and Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor, with pianist Mitsuko Uchida (Dalbavie, Ravel, Bartok). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pierre Boulez conducts a new-music program (Dalbavie, Taylor, Rakowski, Boulez). Wed 5/2, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with soprano Cynthia Haymon (Ticheli, Elgar). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033 or 630-516-2849.

CITY-WIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Jefferson Park Auditorium, 4822 N. Long. 312-742-7609.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with violinist Joseph Glymph in a free chamber-music concert (Mozart, Bach, Villa-Lobos, Beethoven). Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 4/28, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY SINGERS, CHOIR OF LAKE COUNTY Sun 4/29, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY, CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, HANDBELL CHOIR, GOSPEL CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR, AND FLUTE ENSEMBLE Richard R. Fischer, Jean Harrison, Jonathan Stahlke, Galen Prenevost, Ernest Taylor, Charles Brown, and Cynthia Tenny-Fudala conduct a free concert (Vivaldi, Bartok, Ravel, Holst, and others). Sun 4/29, 7 PM, Geiseman Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3109.

EMILIO DEL ROSARIO piano (Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Liszt). Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with pianist Valentina Lisitsa (Mozart, Daugherty, Stravinsky). Sat 5/5, 8 PM, and Sun 5/6, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

FLEUR DE LYS CHORALE Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Dvorak, Bartok, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, traditional, and others). Sun 4/29, 4 PM, North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 N. Lakewood. 773-281-2107.

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

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/27, 12:10 PM, Pinotage. Fri 5/4, 12:10 PM, cellist Katinka Kleijn. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FULCRUM POINT AND THE AMERICAN CONCERTO ORCHESTRA in a program of Latin American music (Marquez, Del Aguila, Piazzolla, Chaves). Fri 5/4, 8 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute, 280 S. Columbus Dr. 773-722-5432.

SIMIN GANATRA AND BRANDON VAMOS violin and cello (Kodaly, Lombardo, and others). Fri 5/4, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MARC-ANDRE GAUTHIER violin, wih pianist Louise-Andree Baril (Mendelssohn, Szymanowski, Paganini, Schumann, Wieniawski). Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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

GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY performs excerpts from operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan. Sun 4/29, 4 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-667-1618.

JULIE GOLDBERG AND CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN perform solo guitar music. Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-7877.

HANDEL WEEK 2001 features all-Handel programs at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 4/28, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:30 PM), baritone Philip A. Kraus and organist Melody Turner with orchestra and chorus. Tue 5/1, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:45 PM), soprano Lisa Flores with flutist Kaye Clements, cellist Susan Ross, and harpsichordists David Solem and Dennis Northway. Sun 5/6, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:15 PM), soprano Diane Ragains and organist Donald S. Wright with orchestra and chorus. 312-777-4043.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES Anne Heider conducts a program of international folk music. Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-461-0723.

NOEL HUDSON, PELARIN BACOS, AND KARL-DIETER CRISMAN cello and pianos, in a free lecture-concert (Beethoven, Mozart). Thu 5/3, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

NANCY HUMPHREY, JOHN ROBINSON, MARY BROWN, AND RICHARD YEO harpsichord, violin, flute, and cello (Bach, Handel, Loillet). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Philip Quint (Glinka, Kabalevsky, Khatchaturian). Sat 4/28, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), and Sun 4/29, 3 PM (family concert with preconcert talk at 2 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

JERUSALEM STRING QUARTET (Beethoven, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky). Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JUILLIARD QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Kurtag, Beethoven). Fri 4/27, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free recital (Persichetti, Saint-Saens, Debussy). Mon 4/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

KRONOS QUARTET Fri 4/27, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHORUS, CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, AND VOCAL SOLOISTS with the Garrick Players in a program of theater music. Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, and 4/28, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5216.

ALCIDES LANZA AND MEG SHEPPARD piano and voice, in a new-music program. Free admission. Fri 4/27, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

TEREZA LEE piano. Sat 5/5, 7 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 773-924-1234.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY CHOIR Robert Holst conducts a free concert. Tue 5/1, 7:30 PM, Santa Alberta Chapel, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

LINCOLN CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR (Stravinsky, Victoria, Viadana, Faure, Lotti, Handel, Allen, and others). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Saint Mary's Church, 1012 Lake, Evanston. 773-465-2568 or 815-806-0066.

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sir Colin Davis, conductor, with violinist Sarah Chang (Dvorak, Smetana). Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CAMPBELL McDONALD clarinet, with clarinetists Stephanie Wernli, Phil Pagliolonga, and Thomas Fortier in a free concert (Reich, Zorn, Carter, Stravinsky, Martino, Shapiro). Sun 5/6, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-952-5145.

MODERN ITALIAN ENSEMBLE (Busto, MacBride, Francia, Zappa). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT featuring the American Chamber Strings, Music Institute Orchestra, Kreisler Violin Ensemble, Lakeside Singers, New Horizon Band, Evanston Children's Chorus, and others. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-446-3822.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY with oboist Anna Steltenpohl and pianist Michael Hui (Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ward, Sibelius). Sat 4/28, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300. Sun 4/29, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-604-6776.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian conducts a free concert. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, south campus, Wilbur Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT VIII features soprano Katharina Rössner, flutist Caroline Pittman, guitarists Jesse Langen and Zachary Seldess, pianists Salvatore Spina and Amy Williams, and the Pacifica String Quartet (Wagendristel, Imbrie, Hollos, Karlins). Mon 4/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a program of modern American music (Gould, Wolman, Bernstein). Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

ORION CHAMBER ENSEMBLE in a free program (Mozart, W.F. Bach). Tue 5/1, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-491-1622 or 312-744-6630.

PARK RIDGE GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY (Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance). Fri 4/27, Sat 4/28, Fri 5/4, and Sat 5/5, 8 PM, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 711 W. Crescent. 847-604-4333.

PERLMAN TRIO (Haydn, Part, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Loeffler, Bruzdowicz, Spohr, Schubert, Draganski, Poulenc). Sun 4/29, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-256-8763.

PINOTAGE in a new-music program (Bogan, Benson, Ibert, Persichetti, Ptaszynska, Debussy, Berio). Sun 4/29, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 4/28, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS Jan Bickel, conductor (Bach, Vivaldi). Fri 4/27, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE performs "music from Spain, Latin America, and the United States." Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, with chamber orchestra in an all-Mozart lecture-concert. Fri 5/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SONIC CIRCUITS FESTIVAL features music of Richard Lerman, Shawn Decker, Douglas Ewart, Nicolas Collins, Kato Hideki, and Nolimetangere. See Critic's Choice. Wed 5/2, 6 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 773-722-5463.

MARY STOLPER flute. Sun 4/29, 4 PM, Wheeling High School, Elmhurst and Hintz Rds., Wheeling. 219-483-6639.

STORIONI TRIO violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Brahms). Free admission. Wed 5/2, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with pianist Andre-Michel Schub (Beethoven, McTee, Mendelssohn). Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free concert. Sun 4/29, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert conducts a free concert (Gubaidulina, Kraft, Ran, Rodrigo, and others). Sun 5/6, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Barbara Schubert and Randi Von Ellefson, conductors (Copland, Gould, and others). Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor. Sun 4/29, 3:30 PM, Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant, Hinsdale. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with clarinetist Kara Fariss (Ravel, Finzi, Theofanidis, Shostakovich). Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WINNETKA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIR AND ALLELUIA SINGERS Randall Menges conducts in a religious service (Mozart, Mendelssohn). Sun 4/29, 10 PM, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine, Winnetka. 847-441-3400, ext. 19.

fairs & festivals

CINCO DE MAYO CONCERT PARTY Superior between Wells and LaSalle: Sat 5/5, 3-11 PM, (Hed) Planet Earth, Flying Blind, Robert Cornelius 7, Swinging Lovehammers. 773-868-3010.

miscellaneous

MURIEL ANDERSON & RACHEL BARTON Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS "2001: A Gay Odyssey" concert. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB ORCHESTRA & ENSEMBLES under the direction of Fred Fischer. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-534-3680 or 773-631-8274.

CONVENT OF THE VISITATION SHOW CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DOZO SUSHI & LOBSTER RESTAURANT 100 E. Walton: Sun 4/29, 2 PM, benefit for Angel Island Theatre Company with taiko drummers Patti Adachi & Emi Adachi and conga player Michael Hampton (benefit also features comedy and theater). 773-973-7293.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE STEEL BANDS under the direction of Paul G. Ross. Sun 5/6, 3 and 6:30 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

58 GROUP Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, 8 PM, and Sun 4/29, 2 and 7 PM, Vittum Theater, Northwestern University Settlement House, 1012 N. Noble. 773-388-0558.

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.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Sat 5/5 and Sun 5/6, 2 PM, accordionist Rob Cruz. 773-989-5674.

LACRESCENT HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR in a free concert. Fri 4/27, 1:15 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 4/28, 4 PM, "T-Rex" children's show. 773-743-3355.

RESURRECTION HIGH SCHOOL BAND Sun 4/29, 2 PM, Resurrection High School, 7500 W. Talcott. 773-775-6616.

ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL SENIOR ORCHESTRA Free concert. Tue 5/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUSAN SALIDOR Children's concert and benefit for the Lakeview Pantry and the Juniper Playlot. Sat 5/5, 10 AM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700.

SCHILLER BOWL 9500 Irving Park, Schiller Park: Fridays, 10:30 PM, and Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri" with Becky. 708-452-5630.

SONIC CIRCUITS FESTIVAL Showcase of national and local electronic, electroacoustic, and multimedia musicians with Richard Lerman, Shawn Decker, Douglas Ewart, Nicolas Collins, Kato Hideki, and Nolimetangere. See Critic's Choice. Wed 5/2, 6 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Insitute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 773-722-5463.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 5/1, Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra. Thu 5/3, Faces, Cavaliers Show Choir. 312-346-3278.

WAA-MU SHOW Northwestern University student variety program entitled "Sorry, We're Booked" is directed by Dominic Missimi and conducted by Mallory Thompson. Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Sat 5/5, 2 and 8 PM, and Sun 5/6, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-7282.

WHO'S THAT GIRL? Female impersonators perform at a benefit for Howard Brown Health Center. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-388-8997.

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