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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ALL NATURAL Free concert. Mon 5/14, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

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.

BLACK CROWES, OASIS, SPACEHOG Sun 5/20, 6:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BLACKS, PISTOL PETE & POPGUN PAUL Free concert. Thu 5/17, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BLUES TRAVELER, PETE YORN All-ages show. Tue 5/15, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CATHY BRAATEN Free admission. Fri 5/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BUMPUS performs at "After Hours" museum tour and party. Thu 5/17, 5:30-9:30 PM, ballroom, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000.

PAUL BURCH Free in-store performance. Fri 5/18, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

DAVID BYRNE, JOE HENRY Sold out. Sun 5/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

COWBOY JUNKIES Free in-store performance. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DISTURBED, LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION, FROM ZERO, LINKIN PARK, STAIND, PAPA ROACH, FUEL, RUN-DMC, CRAZY TOWN, COLD, ALIEN ANT FARM, MONSTER MAGNET, SALIVA Sat 5/19, 1 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

DOOBIE BROTHERS Benefit for Sacred Heart Schools of Chicago. Fri 5/18, 8:30 PM, A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport. 773-262-4446, ext. 345.

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

TOMMY EMMANUEL Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Elburn Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main, Elburn. 630-789-5263.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO performs his own compositions as part of the theatrical production By the Hand of the Father. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

JAY FARRAR, PETER BRUNTNELL All-ages shows. Wed 5/16 and Thu 5/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DAVIS GAINES Benefit for Jane Addams Hull House. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Radisson Hotel, 1001 W. Warrenville, Lisle. 312-906-8600.

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.

GROOVATRON Free in-store performance. Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Caribou Coffee, 3424 N. Southport. 773-529-4902.

GUIDED BY VOICES, CREEPER LAGOON, CHAMBER STRINGS Sat 5/12, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH "Rock 'n' roll glam-punk musical" with Nick Garrison, Katrina Lenk, Joe Pecorino & others. Thu 5/17, 8 PM, Fri 5/18, 8 and 11 PM, and Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Broadway Theatre, 3175 N. Broadway. 773-388-3818.

HOTHOUSE FLOWERS, EDDI READER & BOO HEWERDINE All-ages show. Tue 5/15, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS, TURTLES WITH FLO & EDDIE, BUCKINGHAMS Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BILLY JOEL, ELTON JOHN Sold out. 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.

LEON KENDRICK & THE CELESTIAL VOICES Thu 5/17 and Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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

DAVID LINDLEY, ULELE TRIO Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD, 8 BOLD SOULS Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

MOTION-NESS Benefit for the Conjugate Project and El Hogar del Niño Community Center with DJs Tommie Sunshine, Traxx, Lady D, Lego & others; visual artists and video artists will also be present. Sat 5/19, 9 PM-midnight, aboard six CTA el trains commuting to city neighborhoods "important to the development of electronic music." 773-370-7995.

MY KIND OF TUNE: CHICAGO WRITERS SING OUT Chicago Musical Theatre Works concert with Sean Blake, Jane Blass, Sara Davis, Jeff Dumas, Tony Gibson, Steve Hinger, Kathy Jaeck, Sean Krill, Beckie Menzie, Hollis Resnick, Cheryl Silvester, Nancy Voigts, and Jonathan Weir. Mon 5/14, 8 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000.

NEW ORLEANS MUDCATS Free in-store performance. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JIM O'ROURKE, ASIMINA CHREMOS & NATHANIEL BRADDOCK, SINISTER LUCK ENSEMBLE perform as part of "Reverberate: an Evening of Aural Arousal," which features music, dance, and film; benefit for Experimental Sound Studio. Thu 5/17, 7 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-784-0449.

OK GO Free concert. Fri 5/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

POI DOG PONDERING Free concert. Sat 5/12, 3:30 PM, parking lot, Soldier Field, 16th at Lake Shore Dr. 312-454-5918.

IGGY POP 18 & over show; sold out. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

SKILLS "Concrete styles and hip-hop rhythms": Sat 5/12, 8 PM-2 AM, Merit Jazz Band, DJs Essence, We XL & Vel, MCs Ftr, Ill Nature & Uni, and breakdancing by the Brickheads; Sun 5/13, 8 PM-1 AM, DJ Gregor Mortis, DJ Skitlz spins trance, DJ Haroon spins breakbeat, and DJ Seedub spins drum 'n' bass, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

SPINOUT Free performances with DJs Heather, Josh Werner, Erik Tallacson & Rik Shaw. Sat 5/12, 11 AM-4 PM, Chicago Skate Park, 31st and Lake Shore. 773-539-2285.

STING, JILL SCOTT Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MARVIN TATE'S D-SETTLEMENT Thu 5/17, 5 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-1500.

THRILLHOUSE COLLECTIVE Free in-store performance. Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Tower Records, 1209 E. Golf, Schaumburg. 847-619-8777.

TOOL All-ages show; sold out. Thu 5/17, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

TRAIN, PAT McGEE BAND All-ages show. Wed 5/16, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

TWANG BANG performs at a 16-millimeter film screening. Fri 5/18, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

U2, PJ HARVEY Sold out. Sat 5/12, Sun 5/13, Tue 5/15, and Wed 5/16, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 5/11, 9 PM, Jon Langford & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Groobees, Greg Trooper. Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Cave Catt Sammy, Pennsylvania Dave, Jess Klein. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 5/17, 10 PM, Frank Paul Duo (no cover). 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Wed 5/16, Sweet Jane. 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.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 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.

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 5/11, Holiday Costume, Sour. Sat 5/12, Polkaholiks, Tuffetts, Orgones. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 5/16, John Dalton, Pudder Project. Thu 5/17, Heavy Duty Felt, Shady Grove. Fri 5/18, Lush Budgett, Urban Twang, Spies Who Surf. Sat 5/19, Puta-pons, Hamicks, Down & Outs. Sun 5/20, Swidden. 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. 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. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 5/11, DJ Gene Lopez, DJ Steve Melvage. Sat 5/12, DJ Brian Borden, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJs Dave Britton & Gene Lopez. Mondays, DJ Slowride spins 80s music. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Mel Hammond. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/11, Second Hand Poets, Sabrosa, Sugarfried Super O's, Janus. Sat 5/12, Quasar Wut-Wut, Prolixon, Concrete Raison Band. Thu 5/17, Buzzfuzzter, Fever Dog, Waste. Fri 5/18, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes, Susanna Hollywood, Surf Zombies. Sat 5/19, Plad, Wolcott, So Far. 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 5/16, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs. Sat 5/19, midnight, Motion-ness (see separate listing under Concerts) after-party with Mr. Egg Germ & guest DJs. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, Free Association. Thursdays, "Deep" with DJ Joe Schmoe & DJ Verb. 773-384-0701.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 5/11, 10 PM, Fat Time. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Noise Conspiracy. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thu 5/17, 9 PM, Slam Papi's Postmodern Vaudeville hosted by Marc Smith. Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Lill & Will. Sun 5/20, 8 PM, Shirley Bock. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 5/11, the Gruv. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, J Cappo, Herb Walker, Clyde Davis, Skatch & others. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 5/11, Thick Red Shag. Sat 5/12, Ex-boyfriends. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 5/18, 3rd Degree. Sat 5/19, Swank, Penny Dreadful. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/11, B.M.C. Sat 5/12, Voices. Wed 5/16, Jon Gram. Fri 5/18, Mr. Blotto. Sat 5/19, Rebecca's Statue. 773-528-0888.

BUDDIES' 3301 N. Clark: Restaurant and bar. Thu 5/17, 9 PM, Daisy Mae, Lilly Ov'Da Alley, and Linda Licina (no cover). 773-477-4066.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/11, Tonguebath. Fri 5/18, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute band). 847-541-2500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 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. Thursdays, 8 PM, Bandoleros. 312-475-9800.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/11, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Fri 5/18, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 5/19, Casey McDonough. 847-256-8870.

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

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

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 5/11, 10 PM, Genuine Goat, Logan. Fri 5/18, 10:30 PM, Typical Cats. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 5/12, Riptones. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 5/19, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. Sun 5/20, Paulina Hollers. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 5/11, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/12, Smalls. Sat 5/19, Abu. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/12, 1160. Sat 5/19, Dirty Deeds (AC/DC tribute band). 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 5/11, DJ Laura B., DJ Aubrey Jones. 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 5/18, DJ Jeff Sobon, Paul Meyers. 773-325-2233.

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

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

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/18, midnight, Sentidos Opuestos. 312-421-5272.

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

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Millie & Tilly. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini/Keith Ware. 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 5/11, Blind Rivet Season, Brain Rakes, Cats & Jammers. Sat 5/12, Pat McCurdy. Fri 5/18, Bamboo Grove, Kilgore Trout. Sat 5/19, Golden Egg. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/12, JP & the Cats. Sat 5/19, R-Gang. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 5/11, Chris Laino, DJ Chris Gin, DJs Hiroki & Artek. Wednesdays, DJ Chris Gin. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/11, Souled Out, Aftergrace. Sat 5/12, Michelangelo. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 5/18, Wicked Garden, Rubber. Sat 5/19, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with the Memphis Horns, Big Daddy Roaches. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 5/11, Then Again. Sat 5/12, American English (Beatles tribute band). Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 5/18, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with the Memphis Horns, Big Daddy Roaches. Sat 5/19, Domestic Problems. 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. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 5/14, 10 PM, Paul B. Davis, 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 5/11, 8 PM, Sat 5/12, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Karen Mason. Mon 5/14, 7:30 PM, benefit for Season of Concern with Suzanne Petri, Lisa Lauren, Karen Mason, Nan Mason, Michael McAssey, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Patty Morabito, Audrey Morris, Joanie Pallatto, Spider Saloff & others. Wed 5/16 through Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Sat 5/19, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/20, 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. Fri 5/11, DJ Bob Depugh spins power pop. Sun 5/13, DJ Lexi spins rock. Mon 5/14, DJ Mark spins Naked Raygun. Tue 5/15, DJs Jason & Craig spin garage. Wed 5/16, DJ Rob Miller spins country & western. Thu 5/17, DJ Tony spins rock. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/11, 10 PM, Jah Wobble (see Spot Check), 8 Bold Souls, K-Rad. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Suicide (see Critic's Choice), 90 Day Men, Atombombpocketknife. Sun 5/13, 10 PM, Anti-pop Consortium, Mike Ladd, Sonic Sum. Tue 5/15, 9 PM, David Mead, C. Wed 5/16, 9:30 PM, Spa Lounge, Kleinfelter, Sixto. Thu 5/17, 9 PM, Ebb-n-Flow, Poundseven, Pillowmints. Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Tummler, Five Horse Johnson, Halfway to Gone. Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Atomic Numbers, Stingray UK, Rosenbergs, Today's My Super Spaceout Day. Sun 5/20, 9 PM, Nashville Pussy, Tricky Woo, Sixty Watt Shaman. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Justin G. spins progressive house, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Saturdays, DJ Myke T. spins progressive house and trance, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Sundays, DJ Javier Temple. Thursdays, DJs spin house. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 5/11, Nobody. Sat 5/12, Fabulous Houserockers. Tuesdays, Modern Day Romeos, Wojdyla (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/18, John Doe Band. Sat 5/19, Alex & the All-Stars. 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 5/11, Underwater People, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 5/12, Umphrey's McGee. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 5/18, Pimps, Ophur. Sat 5/19, Mike & Joe. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/11, 10 PM, Gelheads, Valve, Young Fathers. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Peking Turtle, Bad Cat, Funktelligence. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 5/14, 9 PM, Elvi, Helicopter Helicopter. Tue 5/15, 10 PM, Release, Busted Bottle, Julie Korman. Wed 5/16, 9 PM, AIDS Ride benefit with Echosend, Clip. Thu 5/17, 9:30 PM, the Feel, Streamliner. Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Dolari, Walking Man, Dimebox. Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Nubile Thangs, Stockboy, Rolls, Jacobson Organ. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/11, the Blast. Sat 5/12, Mr. Myers. Fri 5/18, Crystal Eye. Sat 5/19, Messin' With Texas. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/11, 9 PM, Bevis Frond (see Critic's Choice), 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, the Browns. Mon 5/14, 9 PM, Love Life, Metalux, Gaper's Delay, Panicsville. Tue 5/15, 7 PM, Cuong Vu Trio (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, Fucking Champs (see Spot Check), Drunk Horse, Black Dice. Thu 5/17, Ec8or, Salvo Beta, Rome. Fri 5/18, Mick Turner, Terminal Four, Central Falls. Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Diverse, DJ Rude One, I-Ron. Sun 5/20, 9 PM, Tekulvi, Zelienople, Melochrome, Lesser Birds of Paradise. 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. 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 5/11, 8 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band), Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band), Happy Jack (the Who tribute band). Wed 5/16, 8 PM, Blue New World, Mega Super Ultra, Webstirs. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/11, Only Sons. Sat 5/12, Deja Vu. Wednesdays, G'Tarman Dave. Thu 5/17, Red Pop Theory. Fri 5/18, Seven Deez. Sat 5/19, Seventh Heaven. 847-593-2200.

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 5/11, 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, 6 PM, Littleman Complex, All Else Fails, Missing 23rd, Wednesdays. Mon 5/14, 8 PM, B-Movie Rats, Hotlips Messiah, Swampass. Tue 5/15, 8 PM, Rondelles, Dead Meadow, Love Life, Pearly Sweets, Platonics. Wed 5/16, 7 PM, Fucking Champs (see Spot Check), American Heritage, Unitas, Drunk Horse, Mastodon. Thu 5/17, 6 PM, Stryder, Lovelight Shine (see Critic's Choice), Moods for Moderns (see Critic's Choice), Story So Far; 10 PM, Grant Hart, the Bomb. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Ec8or, Wolf Eyes, Frontier. Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Euphone, Runner, Volta Do Mar. Sun 5/20, 5 PM, Synnecrosis, In Dying Days, Hyde; 9 PM, Panicsville, Monotract, Metalux, Animals, Belial. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Tempest; 11 PM, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men, Rick Shea. Tue 5/15, 8 PM, T.J. Dennis followed by an open stage. Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Joe Cantafio & Jade. Sat 5/19, 9:30 PM, Wanda Jackson, Rosie Flores Band, Cadillac Angels. 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 5/11, Frisbie. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/18, Maggie Speaks. 630-416-4898.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Mondays, 10 PM, Blue Groove Lounge DJs Jesse de la Peña, 33 1/3, Nonstop & Supacuts spin hip-hop, reggae, and original breaks. 312-666-1695.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/11, Nick Gonzales Moco Mabana. Sat 5/12, Anti. Wed 5/16, Nancy Connelly & Garrett Lane. Sat 5/19, Feo. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Sat 5/12, Jerry Sprague. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 5/11, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Debbie Matt & Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 5/14, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, David Gallagher & Beckie Menzie. Tue 5/15, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Fri 5/18, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9 PM, Dick O'Day & Becca Kaufman; 11 PM, Dina Joy Bird & Dan Stetzel. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Alexandra Billings & Gino DeLuca. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 5/15, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 5/16, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/20, 6 PM, Honey West & Jeff Roscoe. 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 5/12, Incognitos. Sat 5/19, Slip Mickey. 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 5/11, Incognitos. Sat 5/12, Dollhouse. Fri 5/18, Stevie Starlite. Sat 5/19, Statik. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/11, 9:30 PM, Rico. 773-395-0066.

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 5/11, Poonsapaya, Timebomb Taxi, Troy. Sat 5/12, Morris Miners, Air This Side of Caution, King's Highway. Wed 5/16, Ive Lisa, Anton Giorgia. Thu 5/17, Absinthe Blind, O'nit. Fri 5/18, Stu Remley Band, Blind Man's Bluff. Sat 5/19, New Duncan Imperials, Vierry Peel. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Blissfield. 312-943-2252.

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

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/11, 10:30 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 5/12, 10:30 PM, Bliss Gypsies. Thu 5/17, 10 PM, Pamela Means. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/11, 10 PM, J-200, Downwinders. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Lovelies, Phantom Three, Sons of the Soil. Sun 5/13, 9 PM, Charles Kim performs with "film loop contortionists" Carolyn Faber & Jeff Economy as part of the Chicago Underground Film Festival. Mon 5/14, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 5/16, 9 PM, Oh Susanna, Jon Langford & John Rice. Thu 5/17, 9 PM, "Pete Townshend's Birthday Celebration" with Dag Juhlin and Jason Narducy. Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Paul Burch & the W.P.A. Ball Club, Deanna Varagona. Sun 5/20, 5 PM, benefit for Chicago Greens with Bittersweet Tears of Petra Von Kant, Christine Back, and Steve Boyer. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/11, Lightning & Thunder. Sat 5/12, the Gruv, Gowhead. Thu 5/17, Gertrude, Freshwater Collins. Fri 5/18, Mercury Redstone, 56 Hope Road, Spinshine. Sat 5/19, Core, Kolbe Band. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Thomas Mapfumo. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/11, Musiq Soulchild, Res. Sat 5/12, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Grasshopper Takeover, Swizzle Tree. Mon 5/14, Dick Dale, Riptones. Wed 5/16, Hombres G. Thu 5/17, 10 PM, DJ? Acucrack, DJs Glyde & Poolside. Fri 5/18, Common. Sat 5/19, Cappadonna, Remedy. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fridays, 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 5/11, the Ruse; Tuck Pence (in the front room). Sat 5/12, Underwater People. Sundays, RPM. Fri 5/18, Trippin' Billies, Pelvic Delta, DJ TS Soundz. Sat 5/19, Swinging Lovehammers, Drop, Go Tom. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs spin trance, hip-hop, techno, house, and funk. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. Thu 5/17, Dan Darrah, DJ Izzi spins house. Fri 5/18, DJ Syd Barrett spins Britpop. 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 5/11, Flapjacks, Ryan Tracy Band. Sat 5/12, Something for Joey, Clusterfuck. Thu 5/17, KC's, Shaking Tree. Fri 5/18, Matthew Moon, Arthur Lee. Sat 5/19, Matthew Moon, Butterside Down, Anne Harris Band. 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 5/11, Rockin' Billy. Fri 5/18, Petropolis. 773-525-2422.

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

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

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. Fri 5/11, 8 PM, benefit for Windy City Hemp Fest 2001 with Rockford Brown, Slaveship, Genral Patton & His Privates, Soul Food & Los Marijuanos. Sat 5/12, Ethyline. Sun 5/13 and Sun 5/20, John Spiegel & Buzz Kilman (no cover). Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, Almighty Rogers. Wed 5/16, Los Shut Up. Thursdays, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling. Fri 5/18, Great Plains Gypsies, Seers Poncho. 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.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/11, Voodoo Kings. Sat 5/12, Fat Time. Sat 5/19, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-252-7636.

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

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: 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 5/11, James McMurtry, Dolly Varden. Sat 5/12, Chris Connelly, Bees Are Black, TV Pow. Sun 5/13, 7:30 PM, Rufus Wainwright, Tegan & Sarah (sold out). Tue 5/15, 9:30 PM, Mos Isley, All Rectangle. Thu 5/17, 9 PM, Mike Keneally & Beer for Dolphins. Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Monkey Paw, Baldwin Brothers, Ancient Greeks. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins. 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 5/11, 10 PM, Autechre (see Critic's Choice), Kevin Drumm, Rob Hall & Russell Haswell. Sat 5/12, 9 PM, J-Live, Cage-Copywrite, J-Zone, Akrobatik, Mass Hysteria, DJs PNS, Rude One & Doc West. Mon 5/14, 6:30 PM, Jets to Brazil, Love Scene, Honor System. Fri 5/18, 6:30 PM, Sig Transit Gloria, God's Reflex, Split-Habit, Influents; 11 PM, Danny the Wild Child, Teri Bristol, Justin Long, Lego, Nosmo. Sat 5/19, Common. Sun 5/20, 6:30 PM, Giant Step, Howlin' Maggie, Forty Piece Choir, Turner Joy. 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 5/12, 10 PM, Stak-lo. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music after 8 PM. Fri 5/11, Tossers, Arrivals, Bitchy. Sat 5/12, 9:30 PM, Jay Bennett, Tom Atteberry, Read Letter. Mon 5/14, DJs Tee Bot & Anomaly. Fri 5/18, Starball, Cells, Jonny Polonsky. Sat 5/19, Torben Floor, Land of the El Caminos, Light FM. Sun 5/20, Tuffy. 847-869-0450.

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 5/11, Garden Foundation, Pacifics, Farm Crew, Frontline. Sat 5/12, 11 PM, Left Undone, Youngblood Brass Band. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 5/14, "Nightcap With Shap" with Betty's Pimps. 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. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 5/18, 1 AM, Bucky Dent. Sat 5/19, 11 PM, Homunculus, Fly Williams, Guest House. 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.

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 Mood. In Yow Bar: Fridays, DJ Justin. Saturdays, DJ Mood. Thursdays, DJ Jevon Jackson. 312-255-0022.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/11, Architecture, Kleinfelter, Mongrel, Sue Roth. Sat 5/12, Crackpot. Sun 5/13, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Fanchon Stinger. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 5/16, Lunch. Thu 5/17, Seven Four Slide, Punchy. Fri 5/18, Violet Time, Differents, Kickouts. Sat 5/19, Fetal Position, Aerin Tedesco, Chapter Objectives. Sun 5/20, Bible of the Devil, Filthy Jim, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, "Psalm 23" with Rik Shaw, Great Silence, and LeDeuce. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Tue 5/15, World Wonders, Shaky Shaun, Hodge, LeDeuce. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, I-Ron, Pete Pong, W01 & others. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 5/16, Peking Turtle. Thu 5/17, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 5/16, Chris, Dave & Mack. Fri 5/18, Pirates Over 40. 815-477-0340.

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

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly and 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays on two floors. Fridays, DJs Bone, Hardcore D, Confusion & Venom spin progressive. Saturdays, DJ M&M spins progressive, trance, and underground. Tuesdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass. 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 5/11, J-Dub, Sativa, Devo, Christopher Robin. Sat 5/12, Richie Hawtin, John Acquaviva, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Wed 5/16, Josh Werner, Marko Katic, Billy Dalessandro. Sat 5/19, Marco Corola. 312-733-6699.

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

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Music after 10 PM. Thu 5/17, Deicide, Gorguts, Marduk. 630-896-1031.

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. Sat 5/12, Children of the Grave (tribute to Black Sabbath). 847-392-6446.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, Chance. 773-775-7525.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/11, 7 PM, Couch (see Spot Check), L'Altra, Pulseprogramming; 11 PM, Damon & Naomi with Kurihara, Songs: Ohia. Mon 5/14, 8 PM, Heather Eatman, Ripley Caine. Tue 5/15, 8 PM, Autoliner, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Donna Adler. Wed 5/16, 9 PM, Justin Planasch, Ric Salazar. Thu 5/17, 9 PM, Of Montreal, Marshmallow Coast, Insta, Mia Doi Todd. Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Chocolate Covered Karma, Turner Joy, Kedvales. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Johnny Dowd, Oh Susanna, Danny Black. Sun 5/20, 9 PM, Ellen Rosner, Matt Tiegler Band, Dag Juhlin. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Foam Rubber. 630-257-6383.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/11, Stevie Starlite. Sat 5/12, Butterside Down. Sat 5/19, Jostelen Weed. 630-372-2900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 5/11, Disfunktion. Thu 5/17, Sweet Jane. Fri 5/18, Decades. Sat 5/19, Cassandra & Company. 708-526-7174.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis spins dancehall, dub, and funk. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Tuesdays, Dave Britton spins house. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble spins Afro-beat, nbombolo, soukous, zouk, and reggae. Thursdays, DJ BJAK & the Soul Foundation Crew. 773-278-7797.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/18, Wave. 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.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 5/19, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Sat 5/12, DJs Heather & J-Dub, Shani. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Brian Ford. Fri 5/18, Neil Aline, Darrell Woodson. 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: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 5/11, Vilius, Dixie Wreck, Broken. Sat 5/12, Summer League, Juneau, Waffle House. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 5/17, Phinny's Secrets, Drexel. Fri 5/18, Plain White T's, Amona, Gels. Sat 5/19, Chris Connelly, Polyfuse. 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 5/11, Oh My God, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Kid Brother Collective. Sat 5/12, Rugged Science, Tony Baines. Fri 5/18, All Fours, Smoking With Superman. Sat 5/19, Beatnik Turtles. 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. Fri 5/18, Ellen Rosner. 847-455-0088.

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

TOWN HOUSE 1696 W. Oakton, Des Plaines: Sat 5/19, 9:30 PM, Barely Standing. 847-296-3183.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/11, DJs Marc Buxton & Mike Steele. Saturdays, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. Thu 5/17, Tate Boyd, Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. 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. Mondays, open mike. Wed 5/16, Amoreys, Brian Dunn Trio, Mark. Thu 5/17, Tom Case, Melaniejane. Fri 5/18, Kristin Ronne, Upsydaisy. Sat 5/19, 7 and 9 PM, Stuart Davis. Sun 5/20, 7 PM, Randy Rademaker, Katie Todd, Summer Chance. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/11, Rock Star Club, Team Hoss, Long Division. Sat 5/12, Tautologic, Your Mom SRO. Sundays, DJs Nole & Mungo spin old-school R&B and funk. Fri 5/18, Salad Burn. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Pete Special. Sundays, 9 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. Mon 5/14, 10 PM, Almighty Rogers. Thu 5/17, 10 PM, Oversoul. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/11, Flocos. Sat 5/12, Travelbee. 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 5/11, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 5/12, R'Gang. Fri 5/18, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 5/19, Michael Heaton Band. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/11, Lost in Lodi, Dan Darrah. Sat 5/12, Matthew McBride, King Super. Tue 5/15, Sam Post (no cover). Wednesdays, Dr. Gruvenstein. Thu 5/17, Underwater People. Fri 5/18, Jack Straw. Sat 5/19, Deloreans, 2 Lbs., Wish. 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 5/11, Laymen's Terms. Fri 5/18, Calico Cats. Sat 5/19, open stage. 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 5/11, Baaro. Sat 5/12, Ark Band, Worsow. Sun 5/13, Ark Band. Mondays, DJ Rex Lax. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 5/16, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 5/17, Skapone, Zvook. Fri 5/18, Thomas Mapfumo. Sat 5/19, Flex Crew, Kwame. Sun 5/20, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 7:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (5/17 with Fausto Fernos & Taylor E. Ross). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/11, Cryin' Souls. Sat 5/12, Warsaw. Wed 5/16, Arthur Lee. Fri 5/18, Shaking Tree. Sat 5/19, Ben Stevens. 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 5/11, DJ Julius, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher, percussionist Miro. Fri 5/18, DJ Heather, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND WITH TOMMY BOYD Free in-store performance. Fri 5/11, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, CYNTHIA SHELHART, CROSS ROGUES, ISAAC ALDERSON, SARAH WILFONG, JIM WEARNE, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO performs his own compositions as part of the theatrical production By the Hand of the Father. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

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

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

SMALL POTATOES Sun 5/20, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performances. Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Bohola. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 5/16, 9 PM, Cornmeal. Thu 5/17, 8 PM, John Stewart, Adrian Legg. Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Waco Brothers, Cash Audio. 773-478-4408.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Honkytonk Hayride. Sat 5/19, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. Sun 5/20, Paulina Hollers. 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 5/11 and Fri 5/18, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Velvet Green. 708-687-9323.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 9 PM. Sat 5/19, Baal Tinne. 773-583-3066.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 5/20, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/11, Larkin Brothers. Sat 5/12, Dave Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 5/18, Napper Tandy. Sat 5/19, Fast Eddie. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 5/12, 9:30 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller, Tarbox Ramblers. Thu 5/17, 9 PM, Cornmeal. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/12, David HB Drake. Sat 5/19, Cat Catalani. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 5/16, Nancy Connelly & Garrett Lane. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 5/11, Velvet Green. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Fri 5/18, Sullivan Brothers. 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: Sat 5/19, 10:30 PM, Tim Hort, Jordan Marcarus, Tamara Pierce, and Michelle Shafer. 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.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 5/16, 9 PM, Oh Susanna, Jon Langford & John Rice. 773-227-4433.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 5/14, 9 PM, Bohola (no cover). Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins. 773-404-9494.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander, Strong Voices. Thu 5/17, 9 PM, "No Exit Folk Project" hosted by Andy Levin. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Minna Bromberg. 773-743-3355.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Wed 5/16, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 5/14, 8 PM, Heather Eatman, Ripley Caine. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 5/11, Molly & the Tinker. Fri 5/18, Andrew Kerr. 630-969-9720.

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.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 5/17, Cornmeal. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

LEON KENDRICK & THE CELESTIAL VOICES Thu 5/17 and Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/15, Chico Banks Band with Zora Young. Wed 5/16, James Wheeler Band with Grana Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, James Wheeler Blues Band with Grana Louise & Zora Young. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Allen Batts Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 5/15, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, Johnny B. Moore 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 5/11, John Primer & the Real Deal. Sat 5/12, Michael Coleman. Sun 5/13, Jimmy Burns. Mon 5/14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/15, Eddie Taylor Jr. Wed 5/16, 9:30 PM, pro jam hosted by Big Ray with Mike Wheeler; 11:45 PM, Hollywood, Mark Skyer. Thu 5/17, J.W. Williams. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 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 5/11, 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. Sun 5/13, King Corey Band. Mon 5/14, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 5/15, R.J. Mischo. Thu 5/17, Nigel Mack. Fri 5/18, 5:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Kinsey Report, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Sat 5/19, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Michael Burks, Steepwater Band. Sun 5/20, Mem Shannon & the Membership. 312-427-0333.

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.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 5/11, Walter Trout. Sat 5/12, Big Bill Morganfeld. Fri 5/18, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 5/19, Willie Kent & the Gents. 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 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company with Ronnie. 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 5/18, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 5/19, Lindell Jones. 312-341-9787.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/12, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 5/19, the Fins. 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.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 5/12, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. Tue 5/15, 8:30 PM, Dan "King" Kahn (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 5/19, 9:30 PM, Kax Blues Band. 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 5/11 and Tue 5/15, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Sat 5/12 and Fri 5/18, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Wed 5/16, RJ Mischo. Thu 5/17, Chicago Red Hots. 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 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Sam Cockrell & the Groove, 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 5/17, Mem Shannon, Charlie Love. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, John Primer, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

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

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, 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. Sat 5/19, West Side Blues Revue with Calvin Harrington. 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 5/17, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/12, Dave Specter. Sat 5/19, Danny Draher. 773-252-1155.

NOAH'S ARK 3428 S. King Dr.: Fri 5/11, 7 and 10 PM, gospel musicians perform in "The Best Is Yet to Come." 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 5/15, Yoko Noge Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/12, Carl Davis Band. Sat 5/19, Ken Saydak 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 5/11, Jon McDonald Band. Sat 5/12, John Primer. Sat 5/19, Jimmy Johnson. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Chico Banks Band. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 5/17, Sammy Fender. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, Melvin Taylor & the Slack 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 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Charles Walker & Johnny Jones (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 5/17, Eomot Rasun. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, tribute to Louis Armstrong with Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass with Katherine Davis. Sun 5/20, Sir Dobyne. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant; no cover. Sun 5/13, 1 PM, Wailin' Walter; 6 PM, Matthew Skoller. Tue 5/15, 7 PM, Matthew Skoller. Thu 5/17, Rockin Johnny. 312-527-2722.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 5/13, 9 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. 773-878-0894.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/11, Pistol Pete. Sat 5/12, Nellie Travis. Sat 5/19, Cadillac Joe. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin Johnny Band. Fri 5/18, Rockin Johnny Band. Sat 5/19, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 5/17, 3:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 312-441-9334.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. 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.

RUBEN ALVAREZ & NEVADA HADARY with the Lake View High School Latin Jazz Ensemble; free concert. Wed 5/16, 7:30 PM, auditorium, Lake View High School, 4015 N. Ashland. 773-534-5440.

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.

DAVID BOYKIN Saxophone. Sun 5/13 and Sun 5/20, 6 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

AL CARVER BAND Free performance in the cafe. Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH CLARK TERRY directed by Jeff Lindberg. Fri 5/18, 12:15 PM (free open rehearsal; call 312-747-4850 for more information), and Sun 5/20, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

RICH DANIELS & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA WITH SUZANNE PALMER & MARK MADSEN Benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

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

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.

FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT & JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Fri 5/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

LEEMAN-BOSS Free in-store performance. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

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.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD, 8 BOLD SOULS Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MELTON MUSTAFA WITH THE COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 5/18, 7 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PHILL NIBLOCK with Thomas Buckner, Niki Mitchell, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Michael Colligan. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 312-666-4412.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ FEST WITH CARL FONTANA under the direction of Daniel J. Farris, Antonio J. Garcia, and Don Owens. Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

REVERBERATE: AN EVENING OF AURAL AROUSAL Jim O'Rourke, Asimina Chremos & Nathaniel Braddock, and Sinister Luck Ensemble perform at a benefit for Experimental Sound Studio. See Spot Check. Thu 5/17, 7 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-784-0449.

SAINT CHARLES NORTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Thu 5/17, 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.

KAT TAYLOR Free concert. Tue 5/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Swing dance concert. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

VOICES OF A NEW BLACK MILLENNIUM Music and poetry showcase features jazz with violinist Savoire Faire, pianist Audra Wilson, and fashion designer Hendrik Hatutale (free admission). Wed 5/16, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WHITNEY YOUNG JAZZ ENSEMBLE, TAFT'S STEEL DRUMS, LINCOLN PARK STRING ENSEMBLE Benefit for March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation also features storytelling, dance, and art exhibitions. Sat 5/12, 6-9 PM, Great Hall, Union Station, 310 S. Canal. 312-435-4007.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/11, noon, Franz Jackson, Ric Bendel, Dan DeLorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/12, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 6 PM, Sam Burckhardt Trio; 8 PM, Chicago Swing. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 5/16, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Jaco & Danny Martin; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 5/18, noon, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/19, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Marcus Belgrave/Steve Sandner Quartet. 312-642-6805.

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. Sun 5/13 and Mon 5/14, Gerald McClendon. Tue 5/15 through Sat 5/19, Danny Lerman. Sun 5/20, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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 5/16, 8 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-406-0008.

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

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 5/13, 7 PM, Katherine Davis & Earma Thompson. Mon 5/14, 7 PM, Ryan Cohan Trio. Wed 5/16, 7 PM, Lloyd Wilson & Bobby Broom. Sun 5/20, 7 PM, Dave Gordon. 312-454-1227.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 5/17, Typhanie Monique Trio. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 5/13, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. 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. Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Frank Pisani & Bob Centano. Sun 5/20, 5:30 PM, Buddy Charles. 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.

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. Tue 5/15, 7 PM, Cuong Vu Trio (see Critic's Choice). Wed 5/16, Poire_Z (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 5/17, 8 PM, Mark Lessman Duo (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 5/12, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 5/19, Ron Smith Duo. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 5/19, Airborne. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 5/13, 6 PM, Brienn Perry & the Woody Herman Orchestra. Wed 5/16, 7 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Hersey High School Jazz Band, Naperville Central High School Jazz Band. Sun 5/20, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/19, Cat Catalani. 630-393-1247.

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 5/12, Zach Brock Band. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Mon 5/14, Brendon Giusti Quartet. Fri 5/18, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

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

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 5/20, 2 PM, Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 5/13, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio (no cover). Mon 5/14, 8 PM, Mike Ferro 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 5/17, Herb Walker Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Jenna Mammina Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tue 5/15, 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 5/18, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jerry Steinhilber Trio with George Garzone; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Jerry Steinhilber Trio with George Garzone; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/18, 10:30 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Liz Conant Band. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 5/15, 9 PM, Nathaniel Braddock's Operative; 10:30 PM, Damon Short Quartet. Wed 5/16, 9 PM, Dave Pavkovic's Exciting Trio, Laurie Lee Moses Quartet. Thu 5/17, 9:30 PM, David Young. Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Leroy Jenkins & Joseph Jarman, David Boykin's Expanse. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Sat 5/19, Elaine Dame. 312-245-0333.

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

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fri 5/11, Marcus Jefferson Trio. Sat 5/12, Alejandro Urzagaste Trio. Thu 5/17, Airborne. Fri 5/18, Jeff Lasky Trio. Sat 5/19, Todd Boyce 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 5/11 through Sun 5/13, Bob Brookmeyer with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble. Tue 5/15 through Sun 5/20, Louis Hayes Quintet. 312-670-2473.

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

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

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6 PM, Peter Sax Duo. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wed 5/16, 7 PM, Mike Ferro with Larry Gray & Joe Iaco. 773-348-7592.

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

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

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

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Hunter & the Jazzhounds (no cover). Wed 5/16, 9 PM, DJ spins swing music for dancing. 773-489-3490.

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 5/11 and Sat 5/12, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sun 5/13, 11 AM, Anne Sullivan & David Van Schouwen. Wed 5/16, 7 PM, Ryan Cohan Trio. Fri 5/18, Tim Green Trio. Sat 5/19, Bobby Broom Trio. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Jazz brunch 10 AM-2 PM Sundays. Sun 5/13, West End Jazz Band. Sun 5/20, Studebaker Spatz. 847-742-5040.

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

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Thu 5/17, 9 PM, Matt Bauder, Jim Baker, Jason Ajemian, Jenn Claire Paulson, Jerome Bryerton, Tim Daisy. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: 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 5/11, George Freeman Quartet. Sat 5/12, Bobby Broom Quartet with Ron Perrillo. Mon 5/14, Elizabeth Conant & Fareed Haque. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 5/16, Barclay 3. Thu 5/17, Dave Onderdonk Trio. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, Barclay 3 Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Nicoleson. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Temple Schultz. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800

W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Our Thing. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Paul Westlake Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/11, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 5/12, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sundays, Urban Twist. Mon 5/14, Lorraine Denham/Tim Tobias Trio. Wed 5/16, Ted Hogarth Trio. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 5/18, Geoff Bradfield Quartet. Sat 5/19, Ryan Schultz Quartet. Sun 5/20, 11:30 AM, benefit for StreetWise features jazz musicians. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/11 and Fri 5/18, Rankinfyle. Sat 5/12, Redd Holt Trio. Tue 5/15, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Sat 5/19, Yoko Noge Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 5/13 and Sun 5/20, 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.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, tribute to Louis Armstrong with Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass with Katherine Davis. 773-342-0452.

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 (see Spot Check), Fred Anderson & Robert Barry, Ken Vandermark & Mat Maneri (see Spot Check). Sun 5/13, 8 PM, Ken Vandermark/Mat Maneri Quartet (see Spot Check). 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 and Sat 5/19, 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, 7:30 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Joe Thomas; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. 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. 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 5/17, George Freeman with Tatsu Aoki & Elijah Levi. Fri 5/18, Phil Kidder Ensemble. Sat 5/19, Players Step Outside. 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 5/11, 5:30 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Juli Wood & Jodie Christian. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Fri 5/18, 5:30 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Kelly Brand, Kelly Sill & Ron Dewar. 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. Fridays, 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

17TH ANNUAL ALL-CHINESE MUSIC CONCERT Free concert with Thomas Yang, Brenda Huang, Steven Huang, and the Sunrise Chorus. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-913-0979.

BRASIL BRASIL Mon 5/14, 10:15 AM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

CUERDAS CLASICAS Mexican music concert. Sat 5/12, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

CUERDAS CLASICAS Sun 5/20, 2:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

ENSEMBLE ESPA--OL performs music and dance of Spain. Sat 5/19, 3:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN Free concert with the Bill Whitner Group. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

ELMIRA KOCHUMKUL-KIZI performs on the komuz; free admission. Fri 5/11, 8:30 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 60th. 773-667-2071.

LA LAMBA Wed 5/16, 10:15 AM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

DAVID LINDLEY, ULELE TRIO Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MACHU-PICCHU Peruvian music concert. Sun 5/20, 3:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

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

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Thu 5/17, 7:30 PM, Imperial Ballroom, Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-982-1400.

MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

OXIB KAJAU performs Guatemalan music and dance. Sat 5/19, 2:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

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 See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/11, 8 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 800-366-8332.

SOUNDS OF BRAZIL Tue 5/15, 10:15 AM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

international

clubs

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

CAFE RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/11, Yorumba. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 773-276-5762.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Wed 5/16, 10:30 PM, DJ Dino Latino, DJ Live; 11 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo performs at a salsa dance contest. 773-325-2233.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 5/17, 9 PM, Orquesta Isla, 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: Fri 5/11, 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orquesta. Sat 5/12, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Thomas Mapfumo. Sun 5/20, 2 PM, Cambodian folk opera Lakhon Bassac; 8 PM, Las Guitarras de España. 312-362-9707.

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

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.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Thomas Mapfumo. 773-327-4273.

classical

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Verne Schwager, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman (J. Strauss, Mahler). Sun 5/20, 4 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-392-9026.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL IN EVANSTON Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston: 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.

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.

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 A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller conductor (Debussy and others). Fri 5/11, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/20, 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams, conductor, with organist Randy Manges (Britten, Davies, Thompson, Copland, Barber, Berger, traditional). Sat 5/19, 8 PM, United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd. Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Harbison, Carter, Purcell, Stravinsky, Webern, Jobim). Sun 5/13, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR (Schubert, Schumann, Barber, and others). Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-849-8300, ext. 222.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/11, 7:30 PM, Sat 5/12, 8 PM, and Tue 5/15, 7:15 PM, Yoel Levi, conductor, with pianist Adam Neiman (Lindberg, Grieg, Sibelius). Thu 5/17, 8 PM, Fri 5/18, 1:30 PM, and Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with clarinetist Larry Combs (Martinu, Rouse, Brahms). 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 CONCERT ORCHESTRA Terrance Gray and Steven Huang, conductors, with marimbist Jeffrey DeRoche (Bizet, Rosauro, Sowande, Bartok, Sibelius). Sun 5/13, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CHINESE FINE ARTS SOCIETY presents violinist Thomas Yang, pianist Branda Huang, the Sunrise Quartet, Chicago Classical Quartet, and others in a free program of Chinese composers. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-907-2187.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Christoph Eschenbach, conductor. Free admission; tickets required. Sun 5/20, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 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.

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.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Graca Moura, conductor, with pianist Jose Maria Parra Mas (Turina, Moura, Ginastera). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-658-6050.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Barbara Schubert, conductor, with the Pacifica Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, and mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley in a program of music by University of Chicago graduate student composers (Chong, Dewhirst, Milew, Sevilla, Smooke, Volker). Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

JACQUES DESPRES piano (Kraus, Liszt, Mussorgsky). Sat 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.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Richard Zielinski conducts Mendelssohn's Elijah. Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONCERT BAND James Kull conducts a program of patriotic music. Wed 5/16, 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with soprano Patrice Michaels and violinist Brittany Cotto (Ferko, Orff, Bruch). See Critic's Choice. Sat 5/12, 8 PM, and Sun 5/13, 3 PM, auditorium, York High School, 355 W. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS Mary Brown conducts a free concert. Sat 5/12, 4 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, wth violinist David Taylor (Glazunov, Vaughan Williams, Brahms, Rossini/Britten). Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 5/11, 12:10 PM, organist Rhonda Sider (Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Dupre, Vierne, Slater, Preston). Fri 5/18, 12:10 PM, Yeo Jung Kim (Bach). 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

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

GLEN ELLYN CHILDREN'S CHORUS Megan Marshall, Beth Mengel, Emily Ellsworth, and Dottie Williames, conductors (Vivaldi, Brahms, Kodaly, Britten, Copland, Paulus, Page, Ziegenhals, Brunner, Hatfield, Raminsh, Kesselman). Sat 5/12, 7 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-858-2471.

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

HAYDN BY THE LAKE (Haydn, Beethoven). Sun 5/20, 4 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 773-465-1969.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos conducts a free concert (Bach, Handel, Elgar). Sun 5/20, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (Handel, Holst, Walton). Sat 5/19, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton (Brahms, Beethoven). Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 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 5/20, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Anatoly Lysenko, conductor, with guitarist Philip Simmons (Villa-Lobos, Massenet, Lalo, Honneger). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

WARREN MOULTON AND RODNEY STAPLETON tenor and bass-baritone, with pianist Gabriella Scanu. Free admission. Mon 5/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

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

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Thomas Wikman, conductor, with violinist Elliott Golub and mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer (Mozart, Haydn, Myslivecek). Sun 5/20, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

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 CLASSIC SINGERS Lee Kesselman conducts music of Nick Page. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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.

NEWBERRY CONSORT Thu 5/17, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), and Fri 5/18, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware. Sat 5/19, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Les Stahl conducts an English-language concert performance of Bizet's Carmen. Sun 5/20, 4:30 PM, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. 847-965-3155.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHAMBER PLAYERS with narrator John Callaway and others (Saint-Saens, Bartok, Ibert, Larsen). Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTH SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT BAND in a free performance. Fri 5/11, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NORTH WIND WOODWIND QUINTET in a free concert (Hindemith, Persichetti, Debussy, Ibert, Gershwin, Mozart). Sat 5/20, 3 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

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 UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel J. Farris, conductor. Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Don Owens, conductor (Berio, Powell, Yim, and others). Thu 5/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS Gail Williams, conductor. Mon 5/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Levitan, Sandstrom, Burritt, Rouse). Tue 5/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Debussy, Stravinsky). Fri 5/18, 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.

ORIANA SINGERS in a free concert (Monteverdi, Ravenscroft, Morales, Byrd, and others). Sat 5/12, 8 PM, Assumption Church, 323 W. Illinois. 773-262-4558.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Schickele). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 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 5/11 and Sat 5/12, 8 PM, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 711 W. Crescent. 847-604-4333.

BRENT POE guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Pernambuco, Henze, Aguafo, Britten). Free admission. Wed 5/16, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

PRISM BRASS QUINTET in a free recital. Tue 5/15, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4252.

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

SCHOLA ANTIQUA OF CHICAGO (Perotin, Dunstable). Sun 5/20, 7 PM, St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter. 312-208-1159.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS in an all-Mozart program. Sun 5/13, 4:05 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-475-7522.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Donald Chen, conductor with soprano Jonita Lattimore (Berlioz, R. Strauss, Debussy, Schumann). Sun 5/20, 4 PM (with preconcert talk at 3 PM), North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a pops program of movie music. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Evergreen Park Community High School, 99th and Kedzie, Evergreen Park. 708-802-0686, ext. 3.

RODNEY STAPLETON bass-baritone, in a benefit for Alcott School. Fri 5/18, 7 PM, Alcott School, 2625 N. Orchard. 773-534-5460.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor (Copland, Pugh, Schuman). Sun 5/20, 3:30 PM, Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

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 VOCAL SHOWCASE Free admission. Thu 5/17, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Ticheli, Camphouse, Helhybel). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 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.

LARS VOGT piano (Brahms, Janacek, Suk, Schumann). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SYLVIA WANG piano (Bach, Schubert). Wed 5/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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.

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

fairs & festivals

MAYFEST Ashland and Barry: Fri 5/18, 6 PM, U.R.B.; 8 PM, Bumpus. Sat 5/19, noon, Red Pop Theory; 1 PM, Sofa King; 3 PM, Pleasing Betty; 5 PM, Underwater People; 8 PM, Quantum Leep. Sun 5/20, noon, Gayle Ritt; 1 PM, Dan Darrah Band; 3 PM, Johnny Socko; 5 PM, Umphrey's McGee; 8 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-665-4682.

SKOKIE FESTIVAL OF CULTURES Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton, Skokie: Sat 5/19, 11 AM, Flippomusic, Fairview International Fiddlers; 2 PM, Jimmy's Bavarians; 3 PM, Thai Classical Music Academy; 6:30 PM, Abibigoromma African Drumming Group; 8 PM, Il Kwa Nori. Sun 5/20, noon, Nordland Band; 2 PM, Slavic Projection Folk Ensemble; 3 PM, Chicago Swedish Glee Club; 4 PM, Chicago Concert Choir; 5:30 PM, Jeff & Janis; 6:30 PM, Evan Sh'siyah. Festival also features dance and other ethnic cultural performances. 847-674-1500.

WINDY CITY HEMP FEST Lincoln Park, Montrose at the lake: Sat 5/19, noon, Gypsy Fari; 1 PM, Dopamine; 2 PM, Electric Medicine; 3 PM, Dave Band; 4 PM, Oucho Sparks; 5 PM, Blizzard of Ozz; 6 PM, Los Marijuanos; 7 PM, Big Daddy Roaches; 8 PM, Soul Food. Sun 5/20, noon, Pot Luck; 12:30 PM, Brian O'Hern & Model Citizen; 1:30 PM, Slaveship; 2:30 PM, Bello; 3:30 PM, Vis@40; 4:30 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 5:30 PM, Drop; 6:30 PM, Dead Steel Mill; 7:30 PM, Old Number 8. 773-381-9330.

miscellaneous

ALBRIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Tue 5/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RALPH COVERT Free in-store children's performance. Sat 5/19, 4:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

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.

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.

INSPIRATIONAL VOICES OF THORNRIDGE in a free concert. Wed 5/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

IVY HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4TH AND 5TH GRADES SHOW CHOIR Free concert. Mon 5/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ELLA JENKINS Children's concert also features dance troupe Nexus Soul; benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Sat 5/19, 10 AM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

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.

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.

MASS ENSEMBLE performs on "long-stringed sculptures" throughout the building as part of "Sound and Light, the Crown Instrument." Fri 5/11, 7 PM, and Thu 5/17 through Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Crown Hall, 3360 S. State. 312-243-2366.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 5/19, 4 PM, children's show with Ralph Covert. 773-525-2508.

SING CHILDREN SING Free concert with the Chicago Children's Choir In-School Choruses features music from around the world. Tue 5/15, 10 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-849-8300.

SOUTH SHORE INTERFAITH YOUTH CHOIR under the direction of Fredabelle B. Martin & V. Habibah Luqman. Sat 5/19, 6:30 PM, Haven of Rest Baptist Church, 7925 S. Chicago. 773-978-9955.

TRIBUS FUTURAS, WHIRLWIND BRASS QUINTET Free children's concert. Thu 5/17, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. 312-670-6888.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 5/11, North Shore Middle School Orchestra, Becker High School Choir. Mon 5/14 and Wed 5/16, 10:30 AM, children with disabilities perform in honor of Exceptional Children's Week. Thu 5/17, Chicago Human Rhythm. Fri 5/18, 10 AM, Caledonia High School Band; noon, North Shore Middle 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 5/11, 8 PM, and Sat 5/12, 2 and 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-7282.

WHITNEY YOUNG JAZZ ENSEMBLE, TAFT'S STEEL DRUMS, LINCOLN PARK STRING ENSEMBLE Benefit for March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation also features storytelling, dance, and art exhibitions. Sat 5/12, 6-9 PM, Great Hall, Union Station, 310 S. Canal. 312-435-4007.

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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