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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

TOBIAS BERNSTRUP performs at a group exhibition entitled "Disco." Sat 5/12, 5:30-10:30 PM, Arena Gallery, 311 N. Sangamon. 312-421-0212.

BLINK-182, ALKALINE TRIO, ATARIS All-ages show; sold out. Wed 5/9, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CATHY BRAATEN Free concert. Fri 5/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

COUCH Free in-store performance. Fri 5/11, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE Free in-store performance. Fri 5/4, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

DISMEMBERMENT PLAN, CURSIVE, ENON See Critic's Choice. Thu 5/10, 8 PM, Centrum Hall, 1309 N. Ashland. 773-486-2700.

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.

E3 with Spacebrewer, Paul Fox & Kurt Morgan. Fri 5/11, 7:30 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

ECTOMORPH Free in-store performance. Thu 5/10, 5 PM, Weekend Records & Soap, 1919 W. Division. 773-342-5761.

FATBOY SLIM, DARREN MERSON, SCANTY SANDWICH See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 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.

RICHIE HAWTIN, JOHN ACQUAVIVA Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 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.

BILLY JOEL, ELTON JOHN Sold out. Mon 5/7, Wed 5/9, and Fri 5/11, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

K-CI & JOJO, JON B., DAVE HOLLISTER Fri 5/11, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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

CAROL LAWRENCE & MICHAEL GOULET with the Indiana Symphony Orchestra. Wed 5/9, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

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.

LIL BOW WOW, LIL ZANE, ROC, LIL JOHNNY, DJ SHAKIM Sun 5/13, 3 and 7:30 PM (3 PM show is sold out), Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

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

LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION Free in-store performance. Sat 5/12, 1 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

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 See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS AND CHORALE perform music from the movies and Broadway under the direction of Nicholas Thomas. Sat 5/5, 7:30 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5281.

MAX MORATH Ragtime piano concert. Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

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

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

PEACHES Free in-store performance; see Spot Check. Wed 5/9, 5 PM, Weekend Records & Soap, 1919 W. Division. 773-342-5761.

GLEN PHILLIPS, PETER STUART All-ages show. Thu 5/10, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

T. RAUMSCHMIERE Free in-store performance. Tue 5/8, 5 PM, Weekend Records & Soap, 1919 W. Division. 773-342-5761.

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

ALEJANDRO SANZ Wed 5/9, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

KATE SCHUTT Benefit for AIDS Ride. Fri 5/4, 7 PM, High Risk Gallery, 1115 W. Belmont. 773-871-7610.

MARTIN SEXTON Fri 5/11, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

SLICK SHOES, ACE TROUBLESHOOTER, CALIBRETTO 13, .ROD LAVER Sun 5/6, 6 PM, Cornerstone, 855W 5000 N Rd., Bourbonnais. 847-888-8670.

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

STAVESACRE, PROJECT 86, LIVING SACRIFICE Fri 5/4, 7:30 PM, Wonderland Ballroom, 310 E. Chicago, Elgin. 847-888-8670.

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.

SYNEXUS V1.0 Multi-arts networking event features live music, workshops, seminars, and exhibits: Fri 5/4, 8 PM-2 AM, Drapes, Naked & Shameless, Twang Bang, Turner Joy, Saps, Detholz; Sat 5/5, 2 PM-2 AM, A Modern Joy, the Gist, 1000 Vertical Feet, Aziola Cry, Prolixon, Hedonists Maybe, Naked & Shameless; Sun 5/6, 5 PM-2 AM, Casper, Radiata, Four/4, Ciro, Livewire, Cheech, DJ Warp, DJ Gregor Mortis, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

TOSSERS Free in-store performance. Fri 5/4, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

U2, PJ HARVEY Sold out. Sat 5/12 and Sun 5/13, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

VIBE FLITE MISSION, MELEKYONIN, DJ ANACRON Thu 5/10, 9:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

VOICES OF A NEW BLACK MILLENNIUM Music and poetry showcase features funk and soul with Omega, Pat Smillie Band (free admission). Wed 5/9, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

CAROLYN WEHNER in a free concert. Wed 5/9, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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 5/4, 9 PM, Jeff Tweedy, Nicholas Tremulis. Sat 5/5, 9 PM, Blacks, Kevin So. Thu 5/10, 8 PM, Big Breakfast, Nomad Planets, Llama. Fri 5/11, 9 PM, Jon Langford, Groobees (see Spot Check), Greg Trooper. 773-478-4408.

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

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

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

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

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/4, 7 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 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. Saturdays, DJs Jeff Moyer & Jimmie Page. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

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 5/4, Merle, Capitol Rock, Bucky Dent. Sat 5/5, Bedtime, New Pocks, Petting Zoo. Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Whimsical, Soulin'. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 5/8, Lawn Boy, Missile. Wed 5/9, Mr. Brownshoes, Rain Gods. Thu 5/10, Michelle Cross, Swerve. Fri 5/11, Holiday Costume, Sour. Sat 5/12, Polkaholiks, Tuffetts, Orgones. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. Sat 5/5, 9:30 PM, Odd Is He; 11 PM, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. Fri 5/11, 10:30 PM, Scarlet Life, DJ Greg Haus. Sat 5/12, 9:30 PM, Ellen Rosner; 11 PM, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus. Sun 5/13, benefit for Illinois Gay Rodeo Association and Howard Brown Health Center with DJ Shawn Mock. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 5/4, Frank Q., DJ Steve Melgave. Sat 5/5, Derrick Wize, DJ Spin. 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 5/4, Los Shut Up, Stories for Boys. Sat 5/5, Bizarro, Hammerlane, Rev Luv, Reagan National Crash Diet. Thu 5/10, Leisure Dynamics, Subterranean, Jenny Choi. Fri 5/11, Second Hand Poets, Sabrosa, Sugarfried Super O's, Janus. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris. Saturdays, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 5/9, Snuggles, Casper & Ry-n, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thu 5/10, Ectomorph. 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.

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Flocos. 708-535-4800.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 5/4, 10 PM, T.J. Dennis. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thu 5/10, 9 PM, Gertrude. Fri 5/11, 10 PM, Fat Time. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Noise Conspiracy. 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. Fri 5/11, the Gruv. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 5/4, Wombat Carnival. Sat 5/5, Salvation Amy. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 5/11, Thick Red Shag. Sat 5/12, Ex-boyfriends. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Deloreans. Sat 5/5, Trippin' Billies. Wed 5/9, Arthur Lee. Fri 5/11, B.M.C. Sat 5/12, Voices. 773-528-0888.

BUD'S SPORTS BAR 13030 Burr Oak, Blue Island: Sat 5/5, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-389-2800.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/11, Tonguebath. 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. Sat 5/5, Weeds. Fri 5/11, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. 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 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 5/5, Lonestar State. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 5/12, Riptones. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 3240 N. Ashland: Fri 5/4, 7 PM, Maria Hines. 773-281-3362.

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 5/4, 9 PM, Breezin'. Fri 5/11, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/5, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 5/12, Smalls. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/5, Tonguebath. Sat 5/12, 1160. 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 5/4, DJ Earl Pleasure. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. Fri 5/11, DJ Laura B., DJ Aubrey Jones. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on week-

ends. 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 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.

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin downtempo electronic music Wednesdays through Fridays until 2 AM and Saturdays until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

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 5/4, Whiskey Kitchen, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. Sat 5/5, Knee Deep Shag, Jesters. Fri 5/11, Blind Rivet Season, Brain Rakes, Cats & Jammers. Sat 5/12, Pat McCurdy. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/5, DJs spin. Sat 5/12, JP & the Cats. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Curt Caris, Chris Gin, DJs Hiroki & Artek. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Afrodisiacs. Sat 5/5, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 5/11, Souled Out, After Grace. Sat 5/12, Michelangelo. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 5/4, Harmony Riley. Sat 5/5, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 5/11, Then Again. Sat 5/12, American English (Beatles tribute band). 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: Mondays, 10 PM, DJs Ray_rod & Bob (no cover). 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 5/4 and Sat 5/5, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Joan Curto. Wed 5/9 through Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Sat 5/12, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Karen Mason. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday; DJs spin Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 5/6, DJs Mark & Pete spin R&B. Mon 5/7, DJ Mike B. spins punk. Tue 5/8, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 5/9, DJs Jayson & Keith spin country & western. Thu 5/10, DJ John Almonte spins heavy rock. 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 5/4, 10 PM, Toadies, Elliott, Diffuser. Sat 5/5, 9:30 PM, Old #8, Last Vegas, Custom On It, Drapes. Sun 5/6, 9 PM, Therapy?, Project .44, Swamp Ass. Mon 5/7, 9 PM, D.M.S., Weaves, December's January, Sugartalk. Wed 5/9, 9 PM, Hypnofugue, Wolcott, Echosend, Area Man. Thu 5/10, 9 PM, Helen Stellar, Personals, Lo Document. Fri 5/11, 10 PM, Jah Wobble, 8 Bold Souls, K-Rad. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Suicide, 90 Day Men, Atombombpocketknife. Sun 5/13, 10 PM, Anti-pop Consortium, Mike Ladd, Sonic Sum. 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). Fri 5/4, Rob Base, DJ EZ Rock. Fri 5/11, DJ Matty. 312-751-2900.

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 5/4, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 5/5, Brews Brothers. Tuesdays, Modern Day Romeos, Wojdyla (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/11, Nobody. Sat 5/12, Fabulous Houserockers. 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 5/4, Disfunktion, Paul Allodi. Sat 5/5, Core, Dr. Kinetic. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 5/11, Underwater People, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 5/12, Umphrey's McGee. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/4, 10 PM, S2M, Aftergrace, Clip. Sat 5/5, 10:15 PM, Bumpus, Fenster. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 5/7, 9 PM, E-Mics, Nerve Tonics. Tue 5/8, 9 PM, Gilby Clarke, Velvet Sun. Wed 5/9, 9 PM, Billy Bacon, Mike Heaton, Fiercely Me. Thu 5/10, 9:30 PM, Twist on Friday, Swidden. Fri 5/11, 10 PM, Gelheads, Valve, Young Fathers. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Peking Turtle, Bad Cat, Funktelligence. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/4, Ripleys, Magnaphonic. Sat 5/5, Innerdrive. Fri 5/11, the Blast. Sat 5/12, Mr. Myers. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Swingin' Neckbreakers, Greenhornes (see Spot Check), Bantam Rooster. Sat 5/5, Chicago Underground Duo, Orton Socket, Chicago Underground Trio. Sun 5/6, 9:30 PM, Shiner, Houston, With Your Shield or on It. Mon 5/7, String Theory, T. Raumschmeire, Kero. Tue 5/8, Bobby Conn, Peaches & Gonzales (see Spot Check). Wed 5/9, 10:30 PM, Knoxville Girls (see Spot Check), Tijuana Hercules (see Spot Check). Thu 5/10, 9 PM, Joey Burns & Neko Case, Casolando, Fruit Bats, Sur La Mer. Fri 5/11, 9 PM, Bevis Frond, Pinetop Seven, Tenki, Busy Signals. Sat 5/12, 9 PM, Bellrays, Evil Beaver, We Ragazzi, Bobby Stratosphere & the Bloodclub. Sun 5/13, Robert Johnson, Athletic, Browns. 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/5, Randy Amundsen. Sat 5/12, pianist Abi Demirgian. 847-718-9272.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Fri 5/4, 9 PM, Da Buzz. Fri 5/11, 8 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band), Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band), Happy Jack (the Who tribute band). 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 5/4, Victoria & the Character Defects. Sat 5/5, Big Deal. Wednesdays, G'Tarman Dave. Thu 5/10, Video Stars. Fri 5/11, Only Sons. Sat 5/12, Deja Vu. 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 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, Big D and the Kids Table, Last Day Parade, South of No North. Wed 5/9, 6 PM, Dashboard Confessional, Koufax, Evergreen Trio; 10 PM, Peaches & Gonzales (see Spot Check), Magas, Happy Supply. Thu 5/10, 6 PM, Impossibles, Grade (see Spot Check), Movielife; 10 PM, Tummler, Keelhaul, Meatjack. Fri 5/11, 7 PM, Slackers, Deals Gone Bad, 2nd Hand. Sat 5/12, 5 PM, Rise Against, Ensign, Big Wig, Gob; 10 PM, Retsin, K., Pele, Victory at Sea. Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Missing 23rd, Wednesdays. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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. Tue 5/8, 8 PM, Rich Ingle followed by an open stage. Wed 5/9, 8 PM, Dinah Barthelmess, Amy Mowery, Wendy Morgan, Derrick Procell. Thu 5/10, 8:30 PM, James McMurtry, Groobees (see Spot Check). Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Tempest; 11 PM, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men, Rick Shea. 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 5/4, JP & the Cats. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/11, Frisbie. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ James. 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 5/4, Pepper Showcase with the Red Hots. Sat 5/5, Epicycle, Sonnet, Mythic Figs. Fri 5/11, Nick Gonzales Moco Mabana. Sat 5/12, Anti. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Sat 5/5, 9:30 PM, Matt & Tim. Sat 5/12, Jerry Sprague. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 5/4, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 5/7, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Debbie Matt & Beckie Menzie. Tue 5/8, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 5/9, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thu 5/10, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Fri 5/11, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Debbie Matt & Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/6, 6 PM, Honey West & Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Gino DeLuca. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 5/8, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 5/9, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 5/11, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/12, 7:30 PM, Pamela Fox & Dan Stetzel; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/13, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 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 5/5, Abu. Sat 5/12, Incognitos. 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 5/4, Texas Flood. Sat 5/5, Eliminator (ZZ Top tribute band). Fri 5/11, Incognitos. Sat 5/12, Dollhouse. 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 5/4, Life in General, Fin. Sat 5/5, Cedarcase, Steve Owen, Fetch. Thu 5/10, Hip Pocket, Leah Galyean Band. Fri 5/11, Poonsapaya, Timebomb Taxi, Troy. Sat 5/12, Morris Miners, Air This Side of Caution, King's Highway. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJ Winter Wolski spins nightly until 4 AM. 312-337-0561.

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

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/11, 10:30 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 5/12, 10:30 PM, Bliss Gypsies. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: 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. Mon 5/7, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 5/10, 9:30 PM, "Super Electro Dance Party" with Junior, Jaro & friends. Fri 5/11, J-200. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Lovelies, Phantom Three, Sons of the Soil. Sun 5/13, 9 PM, Charles Kim & others perform as part of the Chicago Underground Film Festival "audio/visual soiree." 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Cryin' Souls, Voices. Sat 5/5, Pat McCurdy. Fri 5/11, Lightning & Thunder. Sat 5/12, the Gruv, Gowhead. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Myke Wade spins reggae, soca, punta, and soul. Sat 5/5, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJ Myke Wade. Sat 5/12, Universal Expression, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 5/4, 10:30 PM, J. Davis Trio. Tue 5/8, 10 PM, Susie Ibarra. Thu 5/10, 6 PM, benefit for Street Level Youth Media with Funkadesi. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/5, Average White Band, Robert Cornelius 7. Sun 5/6, Savatage, Fate's Warning. Mon 5/7, 8:30 PM, AIDS Ride benefit with Strain Busy Sky, the Help, Sons of Jorel, Paris Delaney, Robert Cornelius, Dirty MF, Anthony Polenza, Bandoleros. Fri 5/11, Musiq Soulchild. Sat 5/12, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Grasshopper Takeover, Swizzle Tree. 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. Fri 5/11, 5:30-9 PM, Mandi Loomis. 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 5/4, Young MC, Maggie Speaks. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Spazmatics; 11:30 PM, Sizzla. Thu 5/10, G.B. Leighton; Dave & Rae (in the front room). Fri 5/11, the Ruse; Tuck Pence (in the front room). Sat 5/12, Underwater People. 312-337-3486.

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.

KERRIGAN'S 2 5355 N. Clark: Sat 5/12, 9 PM, Thrillhouse Collective. 773-784-8700.

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 5/4, Hoochie Suit, Mini Reubens. Sat 5/5, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 5/11, Flapjacks, Ryan Tracy Band. Sat 5/12, Something for Joey, Clusterfuck. 773-975-0505.

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 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Pedal Steel Transmission. Fri 5/11, Rockin' Billy. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/4, Mighty Joe & Conga Boy. 708-388-6755.

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

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

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/12, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. 773-489-3490.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. Fri 5/11, 8 PM, benefit for Windy City Hemp Fest 2001 with Rockford Brown, Slaveship, Genral Patton & His Privates, Soul Food & Los Marijuanos. 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 5/4, Lowen & Navarro, Beki Hemingway. Sat 5/5, 9:30 PM, Terrapin Nation. Tue 5/8 and Wed 5/9, 9 PM, Mike Doughty (see Critic's Choice). Thu 5/10, 9 PM, Butterfly Child, Prayer Boat, Gaberdine. Fri 5/11, James McMurtry. Sat 5/12, Chris Connelly, Bees Are Black, TV Pow. Sun 5/13, 7:30 PM, Rufus Wainwright, Tegan & Sarah (sold out). 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/4, 6:30 PM, Showoff, Juliana Theory (see Spot Check), Squad 5-0, Plain White T's. Sat 5/5, 6 PM, Anti-flag, One Man Army, Unseen, Jersey, Methadones. Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Badly Drawn Boy. Tue 5/8, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Penny & the Loafers, Logan's Loss. Wed 5/9, 6:30 PM, Yo La Tengo with Susie Ibarra, Eleventh Dream Day, Pinebender (sold out). Thu 5/10, 7 PM, Television, Preston School of Industry; 11 PM, Cibo Matto, Wagon Christ. Fri 5/11, 10 PM, Autechre, Kevin Drumm, Rob Hall & Russell Haswell. Sat 5/12, 9 PM, J-Live, Cage-Copyright, J-Zone, Akrobatik, Mass Hysteria, DJs PNS, Rude One & Doc West. 773-549-0203.

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.

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.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 5/5, 9 PM, Andy Shapiro, Front of May Sky. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music after 8 PM. Fri 5/4, the Shiv. Sat 5/5, Family Haircut, Peter Andreadis. Mon 5/7, DJs Tee Bot & Anomaly. Tue 5/8, Yo La Tengo. Thu 5/10, John Greenfield Rock Band, Cedarcase. Fri 5/11, Tossers, Arrivals, Bitchy. Sat 5/12, Tom Atteberry, Read Letter. 847-869-0450.

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

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Fri 5/4, 9 PM, DJs Jephree & the Hitman spin hip-hop and house. 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 5/4, 10 PM, Jonny Polonsky, Butterfly Child, Light FM. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Premium, the Help, Israel. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs Shon Dervis, Alo, I-Ron & friends spin hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Fri 5/11, Garden Foundation, Pacifics, Farm Crew, Frontline. Sat 5/12, 11 PM, Left Undone, Youngblood Brass Band. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Afrodisiacs. 708-756-0600.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/12, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 630-357-4350.

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

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. Fri 5/4, Thrillhouse Collective, Guido's Racecar. Sat 5/5, Bamboo Grove. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 5/9, 7 PM, benefit for three uninsured renters who lost their homes with Royal Brown, System & Station, Land of the El Caminos. Thu 5/10, California Girls. Fri 5/11, Kleinfelter, Architecture, Mongrel, Sue Roth. Sat 5/12, Crackpot. Sun 5/13, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Fanchon Stinger. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Tue 5/8, Blimp Radio DJs spin. 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.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 5/9, Peking Turtle. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Rock Bottom. 773-276-9730.

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

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

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

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

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Peter Ford, Josh Werner, Christopher Robin. Sat 5/5, Samuel L Session, Sabeo, Charles Little, Disco D, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Wed 5/9, Tommie Sunshine. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Project .44, Empire Day. 708-423-1188.

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

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Trading Brains. 847-392-6446.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: 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. Wed 5/9, 9 PM, Del Rey, Emperor Penguin, Acetone (see Spot Check), Potomac Accord. Thu 5/10, 9 PM, Goldfrapp, Stars. Fri 5/11, 7 PM, Couch, L'Altra, Pulseprogramming; 11 PM, Damon & Naomi with Kurihara, Songs: Ohia. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/5, Kashmir. Fri 5/11, Stevie Starlite. Sat 5/12, Butterside Down. 630-372-2900.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: No cover. Sun 5/6, 1 PM, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. 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.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Cheer-Accident, Monotrona. Wed 5/9, 8 PM, Limp Wrist, the Oath, Sin Orden, Authority Abuse, Punch in the Face. 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

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. Wednesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Steve Bravo spin downtempo, hip-hop, and soul. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. Sat 5/5, Ben Watt, Jay Hannan, Darrell Woodson. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Brian Ford. Wed 5/9, DJ Yasuharu Konishi. Thu 5/10, Wagon Christ, DJ Warp. Sat 5/12, DJs Heather & J-Dub, Shani. 773-549-4140.

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, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon. 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: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). 708-922-9950.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 5/4, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Josh Richter Band, Spheres of Influence. Sat 5/5, Katie's Basement. Fri 5/11, Oh My God, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Kid Brother Collective. Sat 5/12, Pros & Cons. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb spins Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. 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 5/4, Mark Lewis, DJs Marc Buxton & Mike Steele. Saturdays, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. Thu 5/10, Diz, Jernell Geronimo. Fri 5/11, DJs Marc Buxton & Mike Steele. 312-491-9729.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/4, Grant Langston, Ellen Rosner. Sat 5/5, Mary Janes, Jonathan Rundman. Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Ben Linford, Urban Twang, Jim Loftus. Mondays, open mike. Wed 5/9, Amoreys, Eric Lambert. Thu 5/10, Ben Bochner, Andrew Kerr. Fri 5/11, 7 and 9 PM, Don Conoscenti. Sat 5/12, Joe Jencks, Bucky Halker. Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Stephanie Fletcher & Vince Dickinson, Jen Erb, Jen 'n' Mel. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, DJs Nole & Mungo spin old-school R&B and funk. 773-327-2739.

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

UNION TAVERN 2858 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Rock Bottom. 773-755-9870.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Crazy Cat George, Local Zero, Winch. Fri 5/11, Flocos. 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 5/4, 7th Heaven. Sat 5/5, Red Woody. Fri 5/11, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 5/12, R'Gang. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/4, Dreaming Tree, Guilt Trip. Sat 5/5, Sofa Kings, Seers Poncho. Tue 5/8, Sam Post (no cover). Wed 5/9, Dr. Gruvenstein. Fri 5/11, Lost in Lodi. Sat 5/12, Matthew McBride, King Super. 773-929-1300.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Fridays, 10:30 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins dance music from the Middle East and Spain (no cover). 773-862-1540.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/4, Midlife Crisis. Fri 5/11, Laymen's Terms. 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 5/4, Sister Carol, Skapone. Sat 5/5, Gizzae, Roots Stems Branches. Sun 5/6, Gizzae. Mon 5/7, DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 5/9, Carl Brown. Thu 5/10, Rico. Fri 5/11, Baaro. Sat 5/12, Ark Band, Worsow. Sun 5/13, Ark Band. 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 (5/10 with Wishing Chair & C.C Carter). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/4, Brett Cain Band. Sat 5/5, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers. Wed 5/9, Anne Harris Band. Thu 5/10, Cornmeal. Fri 5/11, Cryin' Souls. Sat 5/12, Warsaw. 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. Fri 5/4, Mazi, DJ Jes, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher, percussionist Miro. Fri 5/11, DJ Julius, 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.

STEPHANIE FLETCHER Free in-store performance. Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

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.

LAWRENCE FAMILY Sat 5/12, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

NICKEL CREEK Free in-store performance. Tue 5/8, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

TIM O'BRIEN & DARRELL SCOTT WITH JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN COWAN BAND See Critic's Choice. 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. Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

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 5/6, 8 PM, Cornmeal, Clumsy Lovers, Bone Pony. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 5/9, 9 PM, Cornmeal. Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Bohola. 773-478-4408.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 5/4, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

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 5/4, 9:30 PM, Devlin & Dietel. Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Joe McShane. Fri 5/11, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sat 5/12, 9 PM, Switchback. 312-337-1005.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Tommy & Co. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/4, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 5/5, Dooley Brothers. Fri 5/11, Larkin Brothers. Sat 5/12, Dave Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 5/12, 9:30 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller, Tarbox Ramblers. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/5, Tricia Alexander. Sat 5/12, David HB Drake. 630-393-1247.

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

GUVNOR'S PUB 207 N. State: Wed 5/9, 7 PM, Switchback. 312-236-3696.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 5/4, David Dunne. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: 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.

JACK DESMOND'S IRISH PUB 10339 S. Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge: Fri 5/11, 9 PM, Switchback. 708-857-7910.

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

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Private residence. Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Joe Jencks. 630-830-7487.

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 5/11, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander, Strong Voices. 773-743-3355.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, 9 PM, Switchback. 630-428-4274.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 5/6, 6 PM, Zrazy; 9 PM, Bill Morrissey, Josh Ritter. Mon 5/7 and Tue 5/8, 8 PM, Nickel Creek (sold out). 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 5/4, Dev Singh. Fri 5/11, Molly & the Tinker. 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

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.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/8, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 5/9, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 5/8, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Allen Batts Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/4, Lil' Ed & the Original Blues Imperials. Sat 5/5, Junior Watson. Sun 5/6, Lindsey Alexander. Mon 5/7, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/8, Vino Louden. Wed 5/9, Chico Banks, Pistol Pete. Thu 5/10, Biscuit & the Mix. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 5/5, 10 PM, and Sundays, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 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 5/4, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, John Mayall, Biscuit & the Mix. Sat 5/5, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Big Bill Morganfield, Chicago Blues Angels. Sun 5/6, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 5/7, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 5/8, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Wed 5/9, Charles Walker & Johnny Jones. Thu 5/10, Walter Trout & the Radicals. Fri 5/11, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Sonny Rhodes, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Sat 5/12, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Shemekia Copeland, Joe Moss. 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 5/12, Keith Scott. 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 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Willie Buck. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 5/4, Larry McCray. Sat 5/5, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. Fri 5/11, Walter Trout. Sat 5/12, Big Bill Morganfeld. 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. Fri 5/4, King Kong Rocker. Sat 5/5, Sidney Joe Qualls. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, "Cotton Club 1st Annual Local Blues Awards" with the Killer Ray Players, MC Holly Maxwell & Chick Rodgers, Deborra & Gwen, and MC Kenny Wells. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company with Ronnie. 312-341-9787.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 5/4, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Sat 5/5, Howard & the White Boys. 312-266-2400.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/5, Mississippi Heat. Sat 5/12, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

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

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Stank Willie (no cover). 773-248-3330.

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. Fri 5/11, Jake & the Money Makers (no cover). Sat 5/12, ABU. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/4, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 5/5, 9:30 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Tue 5/8, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Pistol Pete (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 5/12, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. 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 5/4, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 5/5 and Wed 5/9, Phil Armetta. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 5/8, Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs. Thu 5/10, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 5/11, Blue Mirror Blues Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Sat 5/12, Marty Sammon Band. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Eddy Clearwater, 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 5/10, Jimmy Burns, Charlie Love. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Sam Cockrell & the Groove, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (no cover). Fri 5/11, Pat Smillie Band. 312-566-0555.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/12, West Side Blues Revue with Jumpin' Willie Cobbs. 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 5/10, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/5, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 5/12, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

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.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 5/8, Greg Pasenko Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/4, Willie Kent Band with Bonnie Lee. Sat 5/5, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Thu 5/10, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 5/12, Carl Davis Band. 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 5/4, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Sat 5/5, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees. Wed 5/9, Fruteland Jackson. Fri 5/11, Jon McDonald Band. Sat 5/12, John Primer. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 5/4, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sat 5/5, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 5/10, Rockin Johnny Band. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Chico Banks Band. 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 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 5/6, Junior Watson. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 5/9, Sugar Blue. Thu 5/10, Lorenzo Thompson. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Charles Walker & Johnny Jones. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM; no cover. Sun 5/6, 6 PM, Matthew Skoller. Tue 5/8, Jon McDonald. Thu 5/10, Dave Specter. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/5, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Fri 5/11, Pistol Pete. Sat 5/12, Nellie Travis. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Wabi Blues Project Band. Mondays, Rockin Johnny Band. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/5, Vida Blues. Sat 5/12, Penthouse Playboys. 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 5/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

KARRIN ALLYSON Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

BEBOP BRASS! Free concert with Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass. Fri 5/11, 7 PM, Tuley Park, 90th and S. King Drive. 312-427-1676.

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

SAM BURCKHARDT COMBO Benefit for Roadworks Productions. Mon 5/7, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-492-7150, ext. 14.

CROSSWIND, DJ LUTHER Benefit for the Sickle Cell Anemia Volunteer Enterprise. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Rothschild Building, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 2816 S. Ellis. 312-791-2231.

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

ELIANE ELIAS TRIO Sat 5/12, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

JON FADDIS, WILLIE PICKENS TRIO, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Tribute to Duke Ellington. Sun 5/13, 4 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-734-2000 or 773-667-2707.

JOHNNY FRIGO & JOE VITO Free concert. Thu 5/10, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GEPHART LONG QUARTET Free concert. Tue 5/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

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.

KENTON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 5/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO with the Illinois Chamber Symphony. Sat 5/12, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

MANGELO, JOHN WRIGHT QUARTET perform during a Mother's Day brunch. Sun 5/13, noon-4 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

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.

JOANIE PALLATTO WITH KING FLEMING & SPARROW in a free concert. Thu 5/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JIMMY SMITH GROUP Sat 5/12, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TERELL STAFFORD QUINTET See Critic's Choice. Tue 5/8, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121. Wed 5/9, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100. Thu 5/10, 7:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600, ext. 250.

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 5/11, 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.

WRIGHT COLLEGE JAZZ BAND under the direction of Rich Corpolongo. Mon 5/7, 7:30 PM, North Theatre, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragensett. 773-481-8143.

jazz

clubs

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

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/4 through Mon 5/7, Detour. Tue 5/8 through Sat 5/12, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. Sun 5/13, Gerald McClendon. 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 5/9, 8 PM, Scott Angst Trio (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 5/4, 8 PM, Frank Portolese Trio. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, John Jeffrey Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, John Proulx & Scott Mason. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 847-368-0792.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Saturdays, 11 AM, Jess Birch Quartet. 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. Sat 5/12, Chicago Swing Guitar Club. 773-384-8600.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Fridays, 8 PM, Yiannis Hadjiloizou, Rhaezyl Maribao & George Varsos. Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Ron Surace. Mon 5/7, 7 PM, Zach Brach Trio. Wed 5/9, 7 PM, Tito Carrillo. Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Katherine Davis & Earma Thompson. 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 5/10, John Beard Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 5/6, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Sun 5/13, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

CHEZ TAM CAFE 4054 N. Lincoln: French Senegalese restaurant. Fridays, Gladys & 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. Sat 5/5, Chicago Underground Duo, Orton Socket, Chicago Underground Trio. Wed 5/9, 8 PM, Scott Fields Ensemble (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 5/10, 8 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 5/5, Trio Du Jour. Sat 5/12, Jazz Vertigo. 630-916-6242.

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 5/6, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Freida Lee. Sun 5/13, 6 PM, Brienn Perry & the Woody Herman Orchestra. 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.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 5/5, Matt Tompk Band. Sat 5/12, Zach Brock Band. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Mon 5/7, Ron Cooper. Wed 5/9, Ted Hogarth. 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: Sat 5/5, 10 PM, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. Sun 5/6, 8 PM, Don Walker Quartet. Mon 5/7, 8 PM, James Sanders Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Alejo Poveda, Steve Eisen, Jose Valdes, and Thomas Kini. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 5/10, Henry Johnson Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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 & Greg Fishman. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tue 5/8, 9 PM, Barclay 3 with Jonathan Doyle. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 5/11, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mike Jones Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Mike Jones Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/13, 11 PM, Jenna Mammina Trio. 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 5/8, 8 PM, Phil Mosberg & Eric Roth; 10 PM, Susie Ibarra. Wed 5/9, 6 PM, Corky McClerkin (no cover). 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 5/6, Jeb Bishop Trio. Sun 5/13, Dave Rempis. 773-935-2118.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fri 5/4, Eric Ferris Trio with Harry Hmura. Sat 5/5, Airborne. Thu 5/10, Wally Brath Trio. Fri 5/11, Marcus Jefferson Trio. Sat 5/12, Alejandro Urzagaste Trio. 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 5/4 through Sun 5/6, Sir Charles Thompson Quartet. Mon 5/7, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble Big Band. Tue 5/8 through Sun 5/13, Bob Brookmeyer with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wed 5/9, 7 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. 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.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sun 5/6, 11 AM, Anne Sullivan & David Van Schouwen. Wed 5/9, 7 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sun 5/13, 11 AM, Anne Vincent Davis Trio. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Jazz brunch 10 AM-2 PM Sundays. Sun 5/6, Studebaker Spatz. Sun 5/13, 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.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 5/13, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sun 5/6, 8 PM, Boxhead Ensemble. Thu 5/10, 9 PM, Dave Rempis with Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler & Tim Daisy, Scott Rosenberg with Nathaniel Braddock & Frank Rosala. 773-728-5010.

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: Fri 5/4, 9 PM, Laurie Lee Moses, Reacharound Trio, Marco Eneidi Trio. Sundays, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam with Josh Quinlin. 773-743-3355.

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

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PALMER HOUSE HILTON 17 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Dennis Carrol Trio. 312-726-7500.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Larry Novak Trio. Mon 5/7, Maura Pheney. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 5/9, Barclay Trio. Thursdays, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, George Freeman Quartet. 847-328-0399.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 5/6, Bruce Mak Quartet. Mondays, Our Thing. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Paul Westlake Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Von Freeman Quartet. Sundays, Urban Twist. Mon 5/7, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 5/9, Frank Catalano Trio. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 5/11, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 5/12, Corky McClerkin Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/4, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 5/5, Franz Jackson Quartet. Tue 5/8, Dana Lawrence. Fri 5/11, Rankinfyle. Sat 5/12, Redd Holt Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 5/6, Maureen Christine Quartet. Sun 5/13, Ken Cooper 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 5/12, 10:30 PM, Ken Vandermark & Mac McCaughan, Fred Anderson & Robert Barry, Ken Vandermark & Mat Maneri. Sun 5/13, 8 PM, Ken Vandermark/Mat Maneri Quartet. 773-525-2508.

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.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 5/12, 6:30 PM, guitarist Zuonimir Tot. 630-264-0634.

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 5/4 and Sat 5/5, Black Earth Ensemble with Niki Mitchell. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 5/10, Mitch Paliga. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions with Wallace LaRoy McMillian, Mwata Bowden, Dushun Mosley, Tatsu Aoki, Darius Savage, and Duriel Harris. 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 5/4, 5:30 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Kelly Brand & Hinda Hoffman. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Fri 5/11, 5:30 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Juli Wood & Jodie Christian. 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 and Fri 5/11, 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 Mexican music concert. Sat 5/12, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE AND LIRA SINGERS in a free concert of Mexican and Polish music. 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.

MAHOTELLA QUEENS Fri 5/11, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAN MOSTELLO Free in-store flamenco performance. Sat 5/12, 8:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

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.

ALEJANDRO SANZ Wed 5/9, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

EYAL SELA & DARMA Sat 5/12, 8 PM (preceded by a performance with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band at 7 PM in the lobby), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SHIVKUMAR SHARMA & ZAKIR HUSSAIN Santoor and tabla. Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 800-366-8332.

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

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

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clubs

ARKADASH 5271 N. Clark: Restaurant. Tue 5/8, 7:30 PM, Margot Leverett with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. 773-506-2233.

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.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Wed 5/9, 10:30 PM, DJ Dino Latino, DJ Play; 11 PM, Merenbanda performs at a salsa dance contest. 773-325-2233.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 5/10, 9 PM, Fuerza y Alma, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Joe spins African music. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: 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. Fri 5/11, 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orquesta. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Wed 5/9, Giorgos Alkeos. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and bachata. 312-427-2572.

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.

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.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL IN EVANSTON Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston: Fri 5/4, 8 PM, organist Christine Kraemer, flutists Louise Dixon and Anita Miller Rieder, 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). Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Richard Webster, conductor, with organist David Schrader, soprano Patrice Michaels, oboist Michael Honeoch, and the Bach Week Festival Orchestra (Bach, Handel); 10:15 PM, flutist Anita-Miller Rieder, violinists Rachel Barton and Jeri-Lou Zike, violist da gamba John Mark Rozendaal, and harpsichordist David Schrader (Bach, Musical Offering). Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Bach Week Festival Chamber Orchestra and Chorus with soprano Patrice Michaels, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, alto Karen Brunssen, tenor Trevor Mitchell, and bass Douglas Anderson (Bach, Mass in B minor). 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.

LA BOHEME Valhalla Studios production of Puccini's opera. Sat 5/12 and Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509.

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.

TANYA LESINSKY CAREY AND LEONORA SUPPAN-GEHRICH cello and piano, in a free all-Beethoven concert. Sat 5/12, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert. Mon 5/7, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Boulez, Rihm, Berio, Donatoni, Dalbavie, Carter). Mon 5/7, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk by Pierre Boulez at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

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, 312-922-5570, 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 SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore and members of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Bernstein, Songfest). Mon 5/7, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/4, 1:30 PM, Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Sun 5/6, 3 PM, and Tue 5/8, 7:30 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor, with pianist Mitsuko Uchida (Dalbavie, Ravel, Bartok). See Critic's Choice. Thu 5/10, 8 PM, Fri 5/11, 7:30 PM, and Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Mikko Franck, conductor, with pianist Adam Neiman (Lindberg, Grieg, Sibelius). 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 William Eddins, conductor, with the Natya Dance Theatre in a family concert featuring music of southern India and of Western classical composers (Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Rimsky-Korsakov, R. Strauss). Sat 5/12, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Rossen Milanov and Terrance Gray, conductors, with soprano Cynthia Haymon (Bizet, Ticheli, Elgar). Sun 5/6, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 5/5 and Sat 5/12, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a joint performance (Verdi, Prokofiev, Brahms, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky). Sun 5/13, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY CONCERT BAND Free admission; tickets required. Thu 5/10, 7:30 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

FINGHIN COLLINS piano (Bach, Brahms, Liszt, Berg, Schubert). Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

COLORADO QUARTET (Mozart, Ives, Schubert). Sun 5/13, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

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.

JACQUES DESPRES piano (Kraus, Liszt, Mussorgsky). Sun 5/12, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with "symphonic mimes" T. Daniel and Laurie Willets (Smetana, Vaughan Williams, Mussorgsky/Ravel). Sun 5/13, 7:30 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-690-8644.

ELECTRONIC MUSIC AT LEWIS 2001 FESTIVAL Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville: Sat 5/5, 10 AM and 2, 5, and 8 PM, and Sun 5/6, 10 AM and 2 PM, music by James Mobberley and other composers. Free admission. 815-836-5291.

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.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS (Beethoven and others). Tue 5/8, 6 and 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

STEPHANIE ENDY, SHEILA OH, SETH MOLAND-KOVASH, AND GUNTHER VOGEL violins, viola, and cello, in a free concert (Dvorak). Thu 5/10, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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 5/4, 12:10 PM, cellist Katinka Kleijn. Fri 5/11, 12:10 PM, organist Rhonda Sider. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FOX VALLEY COMMUNITY HANDBELL ENSEMBLE in a program of "secular and sacred music." Fri 5/4, 8 PM, St. Francis de Sales Church, Rte. 22 and Buesching, Lake Zurich. 312-507-5306.

FOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND Colin Holman conducts a free concert (Shostakovich, Sousa, Balmages, Holsinger, and others). Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Elburn Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main, Elburn. 630-789-5263.

FULCRUM POINT AND THE AMERICAN CONCERTO ORCHESTRA in a program of Latin American music (Marquez, 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.

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

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

KATHLEEN GOLDING oboe, in a solo recital. Mon 5/7, 7:30 PM, Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-279-4040.

RICHARD GOODE piano (Chopin, Bach). Sun 5/13, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HANDEL WEEK 2001 features all-Handel programs at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park: 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.

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.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS Robert Howell conducts a benefit for the Douglas F. Oxborrow Chorale/Vocal Schoalrship Fund (Mozart, Schubert, J.C. Bach, Donato, Bateson, and others). Sat 5/5, 7 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2223.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND James Barnes and Harry Begian, conductors (Barnes, Frescobaldi, Sousa). Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020.

DAVID KAISERMAN piano (Mozart, Granados, Liapunov, MacDowell). Thu 5/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington conducts a free "Kids' Koncert" (Poulenc, Kleinsinger). Fri 5/4, 9:40 and 11 AM, main gymnasium, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-295-2135.

SANG MEE LEE, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, FRANK BABBITT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, MONTY ADAMS, BARBARA MARTIN, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN violins, viola, cello, flute, soprano, and piano, perform music of Jennifer Higdon. Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

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

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.

HOLGER MIERSCH AND CHARLES PIKLER piano and viola, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Bloch). Free admission. Wed 5/9, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA AND STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis and Clark Chafee conduct a free concert. Sat 5/12, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents mezzo-soprano Maia Surace and flutist Joanna Turska in a free concert. Fri 5/11, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453 or 312-744-6630.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert. Thu 5/10, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-344-7579.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with trumpeters Charles Geyer and Barbara Butler (Vivaldi, Copland, Eder, Brahms). Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Samuel Magad, conductor, with violinist Yura Lee (Beethoven, Shostakovich, Stravinsky). Sun 5/13, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE in a free recital. Mon 5/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE, CHORUS, AND SINGERS in a "choral gala." Sun 5/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS George Gregory Hobbes, conductor. Sun 5/13, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NOYE'S FLUDDE Charles Olson conducts a community production of Benjamin Britten's opera. Sat 5/5, 7 PM, and Sun 5/6, 3 PM, North Park Covenant Church, 5250 N. Christiana. 773-463-0055.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Schickele). Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Wed 5/9, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA QUARTET with pianist Alan Chow (Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Schumann). Sun 5/13, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

PARK RIDGE GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY (Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance). Fri 5/4, Sat 5/5, Fri 5/11, and Sat 5/12, 8 PM, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 711 W. Crescent. 847-604-4333.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 5/5 and Sat 5/12, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with violinist David Perry, clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom, and others (Smetana, Ran, Haydn, and others). Sun 5/6, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. Mon 5/7, 7:30 PM, Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario. 847-328-4883.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHORALE AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Martha M. Morris and Jan Bickel, conductors (Vaughan Williams, Schumann, J. Strauss). Sat 5/5, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with violinist Carrie Lyn Davids and pianist Beth Ridderoff (Mendelssohn, Everett, Mozart). Sun 5/6, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

THEODORA SATOLIA piano, with violinist Ira Potashner, guitarist Goran Ivanovic, pianist Neil Penesis, and vocalists Eftihia Papageorgiou-Stahlberg and Francesca Giannis in a program of classical and Greek folk music (Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Konstantinidis, Theodorakis, Piazzolla, Barrios, and others). Wed 5/9, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-679-9501 or 312-475-0493.

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.

SUBURBAN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, SUBURBAN YOUTH PHILHARMONIC, AND SUBURBAN YOUTH STRINGS Steve Ingle and Maryann Flock, conductors (Mozart, Dvorak, Sibelius, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Gliere, Debussy, Smetana, Mancini). Sun 5/6, 4 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-799-4826.

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 ORCHESTRA with horn soloist Jason Herrick in a free concert (Mozart, Haydn). Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

MARK VALENTI piano (Ives, Chopin, Bartok, and others). Sat 5/12, 2 PM, Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312-747-0511.

VALLEY CIVIC ORCHESTRA Ernest "Chip" Gross, conductor (C.P.E. Bach, Wilder, Haydn). Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONSERVATORY MUSIC ENSEMBLES in a "Festival of Faith." Fri 5/4, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE James Paul Bounemani, conductor, with Chicago Vocem and the Northwestern University Singers (Allegri, Thompson, Parry, Howells, Vaughan Williams, Ives, Sowerby, Moore, Teolis, Ferris). Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

WRIGHT COLLEGE CHORUS Rich Gersten, conductor. Tue 5/8, 7:30 PM, north campus, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG organ, in a free concert. Sun 5/13, North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel, Glencoe. 847-835-1227.

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.

ROCKIN' DE MAYO North and Clybourn: Fri 5/4, 4-10 PM, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kurt Neumann, Los Borrachos. 773-777-1700.

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.

ARROWHEAD HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Tue 5/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DePAUL UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MUSIC DIVISION PERFORMATHON Community music program students perform on two stages to raise money for the program's scholarship fund and community service project. Sat 5/5, 9 AM-7 PM, School of Music, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

EDGEWATER SINGERS perform "Sing, Sang, Sung: An Encore of Audience Favorites" under the direction of Diane Aitken, with pianist Anne Basye and narrator Al Frank. Free admission. Sat 5/12, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Elmdale. 773-561-4766.

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.

DOMINIC GAUDIOUS Free in-store acoustic guitar performance. Sat 5/5, 8 PM, Barnes & Noble, 5405 Touhy, Skokie. 847-329-8957. Sun 5/6, 7 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 7 N. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-374-0320.

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.

KIDS FARE: STORIES THROUGH SOUND Children's concert and discussion conducted by John Lynch. Sat 5/12, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

LAKESIDE SINGERS WITH BOBBY LEWIS Sat 5/12, 7 PM, Lake Street Church of Evanston, 607 Lake, Evanston. Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. 847-446-3822.

NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL BANDS, CHOIRS, AND ORCHESTRAS in a dinner concert. Sat 5/5, 6:30 PM, Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton, Skokie. 847-568-3551.

PERCUSSION GROUP CINCINNATI Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

SUSAN SALIDOR Children's concert and benefit for the Lakeview Pantry and 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.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 5/8, Francis Parker Elementary School Band. Wed 5/9, Chicago Business Men's Orchestra. Fri 5/11, North Shore Middle School Orchestra, Becker High School 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, Sun 5/6, 2 PM, Tue 5/8 through Fri 5/11, 8 PM, and Sat 5/12, 2 and 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-7282.

YUBA DRUMMERS & DANCERS Sat 5/12, 2:50 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

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