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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

TOM ANDERSEN Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

BEA ARTHUR with pianist Billy Goldenberg. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Sat 5/26, 5 and 9 PM, Sun 5/27, 5 PM, and Tue 5/29 through Thu 5/31, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-902-1500.

BIG WU, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND Sat 6/2, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY BASH with Covered in Honey, BLT, Michael Miles, Hunter Adams, Julie Frost, Barb Silverman, John Mead, Eric Lugosch, Aerin Tedesco, and the Old Town School's Bob Dylan Ensemble under the direction of Jimmy Tomasello. Fri 5/25, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BRIAN & EDDIE ORCHESTRA WITH THE EXIGENT THEATRE COMPANY performs Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, 9 and 11 PM, Louis Room, Norris Student Center, Northwestern University, 1999 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-2305.

JIMMY BUFFET & THE CORAL REEFER BAND Sat 6/2, 8 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

NEKO CASE, SALLY TIMMS, JON RAUHOUSE perform at a 16-millimeter film screening. Sat 6/2, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

DJ JESSE DE LA PE--A performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 6/1, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

DJ SHANI & LADY D spin at a group exhibition entitled "Disco." Sat 6/2, 3-6 PM, Arena Gallery, 311 N. Sangamon. 312-421-0212.

FLASHING LIGHTS Free in-store performance. Mon 5/28, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

FRISBIE Free performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

JULIE FROST Free in-store performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, Renaissance Place, 1849 Green Bay, Highland Park. 847-432-8806.

GRACE NOTE Free admission. Fri 5/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

DJ BRETT HAYNES performs at a group exhibition entitled "Disco." Sat 5/26, 3-6 PM, Arena Gallery, 311 N. Sangamon. 312-421-0212.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH "Rock 'n' roll glam-punk musical" with Nick Garrison, Katrina Lenk, Joe Pecorino & others. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 and 11 PM, Sundays, 7 PM, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Broadway Theatre, 3175 N. Broadway. 773-388-3818.

BEKI HEMINGWAY Free performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

JASON (OF VERBOW) Free in-store performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0187.

DAG JUHLIN Free performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 601 N. Martingale, Schaumburg. 847-605-0476.

KEEN, EARWIG SPECTRE Sat 5/26, 7 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

KENNED & CARL Free admission. Sat 6/2, 7:30 PM, Unity of Oak Park, 405 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-848-0960.

KRAIG KENNING Free performance in the cafe. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LOVE OF EVERYTHING Free in-store performance. Thu 5/31, 7 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

NICK MARKOS Free performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

MASQUERADERS Free concert. Thu 5/31, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MATTHEW Free performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

MERCURY PROGRAM Free in-store performance. Fri 5/25, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

MR. CENTIPEDE Free in-store performance. Mon 5/28, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MOGWAI, BARDO POND See Critic's Choice. Thu 5/31, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Sat 5/26, 7 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

NYREE Sat 6/2, 7:30 PM, Kuhn Barn, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

CARLOS ORTEGA Free performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777.

ALICE PEACOCK Free performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

PLUNGING NECKLINES Free in-store performance. Fri 6/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

RISING: ASIAN AMERICAN SOUNDS OF CHICAGO with Charles Kim, Sur La Mer, Tatsu Aoki's Myumi Project, Off Whyte, and Kim. Free admission. Sat 6/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ELLEN ROSNER, DONNA ADLER perform at an evening with authors Paula Kamen and Sandi Wisenberg. Wed 5/30, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SCOTT STENTON Free in-store performance. Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1070 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-271-1998.

TANTRIC, STRAIN BUSY SKY, SWINGING LOVEHAMMERS Fri 6/1, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

YOU, ME, US: OUR THANG DJs spin future soul, disco and house, jazz, and African rhythms; hosted by Khari B. the Disco Poet. Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Axis Gallery, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-536-3227.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 5/25, 9 PM, Apples in Stereo, Lucksmiths, Salteens, Longitude, Beauty Pageant. Sat 5/26, 9 PM, Swag (see Critic's Choice), Archer Prewitt, Slugs, David Singer, Buddy Revelles. Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Frisbie, Kleenex Girl Wonder (see Spot Check), M.O.T.O., Hushdrops, Happy Supply. Thu 5/31, 9 PM, Wing Nuts, Blue Lit Souls, Doug Allen. Sat 6/2, 9 PM, Split Lip Rayfield, Robbie Fulks Band, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thu 5/31, 10 PM, Big Backyard (no cover). 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Wed 5/30, 9 PM, Trippin' Billies. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fri 5/25, JP & the Cats. Thu 5/31, Arthur Lee. Fri 6/1, Trippin' Billies. 847-397-3100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/25, Daves. Sat 5/26, In the Weeds. Sat 6/2, Celestial Static. 630-778-9090.

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

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin funk, soul, and disco. Saturdays, DJs spin funk, soul, and acid jazz. Sundays, Acoustolingus. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 5/25, Kokopelli, Eight Ball Grifter, Plan 9 From Outerspace. Sat 5/26, Growth Ltd., Rollover, Void Where Prohibited. Sun 5/27, 7:30 PM, L. Mas. Tue 5/29, Mr. Brownshoes, Black Cuntry, Bizarro. Wed 5/30, Stockboy, Vida Blues. Thu 5/31, 8 PM, Brian Whitman (no cover); 9:30 PM, Guava, Second Hand Poets. Fri 6/1, Glowbugs, Wotan, Family Haircut. Sat 6/2, Shameless Goods, Viery Peel. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. 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 5/25, Delirious Danny, DJ Steve Melvage. Sat 5/26, Andre Harris, DJ Spin. Sun 5/27, DJs Derrick Wize & Aubrey. Mon 5/28, DJ Steve Melvage 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 5/25, Freakalicious Alien Booty, DeMilos, Violently Ill. Sat 5/26, Your Mom SRO, Architecture, Jr. Truckdriver. Sun 5/27, Dorks, Mighty John Waynes, Runarounds. Thu 5/31, James McKenna, Scrounge for Change. Fri 6/1, Big Wow. Sun 6/3, Glory Whores, Blamed, Vapid, American Radio Police. 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 5/30, Star Eyes, Bass by the Pound DJs. 773-235-9100.

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

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

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 5/25, 10 PM, Matt Weber's Rockin' Wall of Sound. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thursdays, 9 PM, Slam Papi's Postmodern Vaudeville hosted by Marc Smith. Fri 6/1, 10 PM, Captain Doorman. Sat 6/2, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 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 5/25, Patty Elvis. Sat 5/26, Garaj Mahal. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, J Cappo, Herb Walker, Clyde Davis, Skatch & others. Fri 6/1, Old #8. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 5/25, Guilty. Sat 5/26, Mr. Brownshoes. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 6/1, Noveto Trio. Sat 6/2, Liz Berg, Anty Emm. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Dimebox. Sat 5/26, Lightning & Thunder. Wed 5/30, Yes Mam. Fri 6/1, Rico. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/25, Biofeedback. Fri 6/1, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 6/2, Fair Warning (Van Halen 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 5/25, Mighty Joe. Sat 5/26, Bryan Harrell. Sat 6/2, Weeds. 847-256-8870.

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.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Bleary, Buck 50. Fri 6/1, Phenom, Pedal Steel Transmission. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 5/26, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 6/2, Disaster Action Team. 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 6/1, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHASERS 87 Executive Dr., Aurora: Sun 5/27, 9 PM, "Foam Party" with DJs Chris Tomasone, Breakdown B & Tony 2 Much. 630-851-6930.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/26, Hearts & Armor, Reasons. Sat 6/2, Rick Saucedo. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/26, Messin' With Texas. Sat 6/2, Sister Envy. 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 5/25, Love Tribe, Pepper Mashay, DJ Abel. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mon 5/28, DJ Brett Hendrichsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. Fri 6/1, DJ Earl Pleasure. Sun 6/3, 6 PM, benefit for Project Vida with Veronica Zaid, Pingui; 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. 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-2 AM, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs spin underground house. Wednesdays, DJs spin progressive techno. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 773-327-4646.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/25, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Den Hedeker & John Battles (Joey Ramone tribute). 773-489-0379.

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

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Millie & Tilly. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini/Keith Ware. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (5/31 with the cast of Faggot Bunny Daddy and Jeffrey Essmann). 773-907-3500.

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 5/25, Laymen's Terms, Murph's Band. Sat 5/26, Mr. Blotto. Wed 5/30, Domestic Problems. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/26, Midnight Sun. Sat 6/2, the Mix. 847-952-8555.

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 5/25, 10 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Nucleus. Sat 5/26, Afrodisiacs. Sun 5/27, 10:30 PM, Spazmatics. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 6/1, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks, Garbo Swag. Sat 6/2, 10:30 PM, Underwater People, Plain Jane. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 5/25, Quantum Leep. Sat 5/26, Rubber. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. 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 5/28, 10 PM, Found Objects, 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 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Daryl Nitz. Sun 6/3, 7 PM, Rus Rainear. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 5/27, DJ Stacy. Mon 5/28, DJ Dave Chamberlain spins punk. Tue 5/29, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 5/30, DJ Jon Langford spins insurgent country. Thu 5/31, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DENNY'S DINER 19099 S. Old LaGrange, Mokena: Sun 5/27, 6 PM benefit for Save the Children USA with Cat Sass (no cover). 708-479-6488.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/25, 10 PM, Zen Darlings, Million Yen, Torben Floor, Half Way Jane. Sat 5/26, U.S. Maple (see Critic's Choice), Marquis de Tren & Bonny "Prince" Billy. Sun 5/27, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Mon 5/28, 9 PM, Venue, Heavy Petting, 2 La, S.E.T.H. Wed 5/30, 9:30 PM, Bi-Level, Audio I.D., Liquid. Thu 5/31, 9:30 PM, Gwenmars, Echo 7. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Kelly Hogan, Mason Jennings. 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 5/25, Only Sons. Sat 5/26, Agent 86. Tuesdays, Modern Day Romeos, Wojdyla (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 6/1, Mooch. Sat 6/2, Naughty Boy Jack. 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 5/25, Bumpus, Aftergrace. Sat 5/26, Taboot (Phish tribute band). Sun 5/27, 9:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 6/1, Copperminds, Cryin' Souls. Sat 6/2, Heartsfield, U.R.B. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/25, 9 PM, Johnny Socko, A.K.A., Tone-Deaf George. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, 4-Fi, Synge, Mercury Redstone, Basement What. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 5/29, 9 PM, Waste, Murmur, Trading Brains. Wed 5/30, 8 PM, MusicAfrica benefit with LBA Trio, Ulele Trio, Michael Taylor's West African Drum Ensemble, and Fat Time. Thu 5/31, 9 PM, benefit for the March of Dimes with Voodoo Kings, Sister Child, Echosend. Fri 6/1, Punsapaya, Telstar, Everydays. Sat 6/2, Urt, Royal Brown, Saraphine, Katie Todd. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/25, Nightime Lover & the Groove. Sat 5/26, Camouflage Guru. Fri 6/1, Abu. Sat 6/2, Spoonfed. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Kleinfelter, Saps, National Drag, Missile. Sat 5/26, Chamber Strings, Waxwings, Deathray Davies. Sun 5/27, 9 PM, Moreno, Light FM, Pillowmints, Common Cold. Mon 5/28, 9 PM, All Natural (see Critic's Choice), Molemen (see Critic's Choice), DJ Thirdrail, DJ Rude One, Doug Infinite & Bamski, Mass Hysteria, Family Tree. Thu 5/31, Owls, the Race, Ancient Greeks. Fri 6/1, Cinerama, Pinebender, Plastics Hi-Fi. Sat 6/2, Califone, Canyon, Chris Mills. Sun 6/3, Delta 72, Starlight Mints, Bees Are Black. 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.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Sat 5/26, midnight, Ann Lee. Sun 5/27, 9:30 PM, DJ Spaz, Taki Z, DJ Ice, DJ Phreak, DJ Con. Wed 5/30, 8 PM, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Michael Heaton Band, Hello Hello. Fri 6/1, American English (Beatles tribute band). 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 5/25, 4 Cast. Sat 5/26, Chaser. Wednesdays, G'Tarman Dave. Fri 6/1, JP & the Cats. Sat 6/2, Kato the Houseboy. 847-593-2200.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 5/25, 6 PM, Good Clean Fun, God Forbid, Affront; 10 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Them Wranch. Sat 5/26, Country Teasers, Wesley Willis, This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Devil Is Electric, Amish Armada. Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Wolfie, God's Reflex, Glass Family. Mon 5/28, 6 PM, Tale of Genji, Providence Union, Excelsior. Tue 5/29, 6 PM, Icarus Line, Benjamins, Mock Orange, Paris TX, Forstella Ford. Wed 5/30, 6 PM, U.S. Bombs, Union 13, Role Models, Fonzerellies. Thu 5/31, 8 PM, X27, Trance & the Arcade, ABC Trio. Fri 6/1, 7 PM, Blue Tip, Rollo Tomasi, Mount Saint Helens, John Brown Battery. Sat 6/2, 5 PM, Mustard Plug, Flashlight, Logan's Loss; 10 PM, the Faint, Salvo Beta, My Name Is Rar-Rar. Sun 6/3, 5 PM, Yellow Snomen, Sea & Ocean, Troubled Hubble, Ched, Kindness; 9 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Frenetics, American Dream. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/25, 9:30 PM, Tommy Malone Band, Kraig Kenning. Sat 5/26, 9:30 PM, Tommy Malone Band, Nicholas Tremulis Band. Tue 5/29, 8 PM, open stage with Bob Collum. Thu 5/31, 9 PM, Libra 66. Fri 6/1, 9 PM, Yellowhammers, C.O. Jones. Sat 6/2, 10 PM, Funkadesi. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, 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 5/25, Nadas. Sat 5/26, Public I. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 6/1, Red Pop Theory. 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. Sat 6/2, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Greyboy, DJ Jesse de la Peña. 312-666-1695.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 312-932-0202.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Jim Musker Trio. Sat 5/26, No, Moreno, Tractor Boy. Mon 5/28, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Hermann Fritz, Victoria Lamarr, Epicycle Acoustic, Scott Bailey. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Sat 5/26, Rich Hardesty. Sat 6/2, Matt & Tim. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 5/25, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Debbie Matt & Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 5/28, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie. Tue 5/29, 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. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/27, 6 PM, Honey West; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 5/29, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 5/30, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. 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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 5/26, Breezin'. Sat 6/2, Victoria & the Character Defects. 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. Sat 5/26, Entrenzik. Fri 6/1, Butter Side Down. Sat 6/2, Danny & the Twisters. 630-833-3534.

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

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

GROUND ZERO ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX 19081 Old LaGrange, Mokena: Fri 6/1, 8 PM, V.90, Flatheadfillups. 708-478-0600.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Mundy; 10 PM, Milkbaby, Detholz. Sat 5/26, Slink Moss & the Flying Aces, Ted Ansani, Headaches. Wed 5/30, 8 PM, Ivelisse Antongiorgi. Thu 5/31, Callaghan, Beerzone, Mashers. Fri 6/1, Oh My God, Pelvic Delta. 773-472-5139.

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

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

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

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Fri 6/1, 7 PM, Prem Joshua Band. 773-381-3042.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/25, Tautologic, Vernal Pool. Sat 5/26, Ember Swift, Aerin Tedesco. Fri 6/1, Umbrella, Stolie. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/25, 10 PM, Asylum Street Spankers (see Critic's Choice), Twang Bang. Sat 5/26, 9:30 PM, Silver Measure, Chiyoko, Marydee Reynolds. Sun 5/27, 9 PM, Will Sexton, Kittygordon, Jeff Klein. Mon 5/28, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 5/31, 9:30 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys (see Spot Check), Delafields, Ol' Yeller. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Keri Grant, Big Bang Music Theory. Sat 5/26, Jaked, Josh Dodes Band, Mark Watson Band. Fri 6/1, Trippin' Billies. Sat 6/2, Hoochie Suit. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 5/29, 9 PM, Mark Booth, Artificial Forehead Hides Monstrous Eye, Hearing From the Gap, Carol Gennetti. Wed 5/30, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" with Cheryl Trykv, Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, Evelyn Westin, and Tevell Rose. Thu 5/31, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sat 6/2, 9 PM, "Feast of Fools Cabaret" with Fausto Fernos, Asimina Chremos, Silky Jumbo, Victoria Lamarr, Scott Free, Anthony Willis & Diana Parker; midnight, Gil Scott-Heron. Sun 6/3, 8 PM, "Each to Each" art opening with music by Him, Sterling. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/25, 7 PM, Black Eyed Peas (see Spot Check), J. Davis Trio; 11:30 PM, Anything Box. Sat 5/26, 6:30 PM, Finger Eleven, Boy Hits Car, Seven Channels; 11 PM, Dave Ralph, Chad Sommer & Chris Walsh, DJ Dayhota. Tue 5/29, 6:45 PM, C.O.C., Speed Dealer, Karma to Burn. Wed 5/30, 6:45 PM, Evan & Jaron, Athenaeum, Gabe Dixon Band. Fri 6/1, Quantum Leep. Sat 6/2, Harmony Riley, Seven Day Run, Bottle of Justus. 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.

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 5/25, Rich Hardesty Band, Bahama Llama. Sat 5/26, Michaelangelo. Sundays, RPM. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Thursdays, Sam Post. Fri 6/1, Dave & Rae. Sat 6/2, Then Again, Yves-Jean Band. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 5/25, DJ Tim O. Saturdays, DJs spin trance, hip-hop, techno, house, and funk. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. Fri 6/1, DJ Izzi. 773-477-3330.

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

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Flipside. Saturdays, DJ Speed. Thursdays, DJs Mike Steele, Vince Lawrence & Mike James spin dance music, deep house, and hip-hop (no cover). 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/25, Zambow. Sat 5/26, Blue New World, Aftergrace. Sun 5/27, Matt McBride. Fri 6/1, Bamboo Grove. Sat 6/2, Hello Dave. 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. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mike O'Connell, Herb & JSJ. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Jayster. Sat 5/26, Face, Fiercely Me. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/25, Gary Tu. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Avid, Carla Prather. Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, 9 PM, T.J. Dennis. 708-388-6755.

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

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 5/25, Brother Brother, Tom McCarthy. Sat 5/26, Solar Trance, Convulsions, Milkplow. Sun 5/27, Soul Fix, Juleps, Somewhere in Between. Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, Almighty Rogers. Wed 5/30, 9 PM, Bad Dog, Kick the Cat. Thu 5/31, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling. Fri 6/1, Wild Ones, Roger & the Wraybans. Sat 6/2, DJ Ray Fiedler. 773-871-3757.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. 773-975-9244.

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 5/25, Youngblood Brass Band, Almighty Senators. Sat 5/26, Tallulah, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, Kennett Brothers. Tue 5/29, 9:30 PM, Argon Evolution, Waterworks. Wed 5/30, MVP. Thu 5/31, 9:30 PM, Volta Do Mar, Fachon Stinger. Fri 6/1, Strangefolk. Sat 6/2, Bill Bruford's Earthworks. 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 5/25, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Die Symphony, Camden, Iffy; 11 PM, Ralphi Rosario, Tony Lage, Sound by Sound Investment. Sun 5/27, 5:30 PM, Plain White T's, Penny & the Loafers, Swizzle Tree, Close Enough, Retro Morning, Backdrop, the Dog & Everything. Tue 5/29, 7 PM, benefit for Congressman Rod Blagojevich with the Nicholas Tremulis Band. Wed 5/30, 6:30 PM, Stereomud, Endo, Spike 1000. Thu 5/31, 6:30 PM, Dorks, Don't Look Down, Sullen, All Else Fails. Fri 6/1, 11 PM, Green Velvet, Derrick Carter, Halo Varga, Justin Long. Sat 6/2, 9 PM, Down to the Bone. 773-549-0203.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 847-488-0320.

MOJOE'S 15447 S. 94th, Orland Park: Fri 5/25, 8:30 PM, the Dog & Everything, Plain White T's. 708-403-5354.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin dance music Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-631-1223.

MUSE CAFE 3422 Ridge, Lansing: Sat 6/2, 8 PM, "Crosstown Voices Songwriter Showcase" with James Laczkowski, Marlon Longid, Ellen Rosner, and Immortality. 708-418-1550.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 5/26, 4 PM, Dustin Parker Band; 8 PM, Video Stars. Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Mon 5/28, 11:30 AM, Stephanie Rogers Band; 4 PM, JP & the Cats; 8 PM, BBI. Wed 5/30, 8 PM, BBI. Fri 6/1, 8 PM, World Class Noise. Sat 6/2, 11:30 AM, Twist & Shout; 4 PM, Movin' On; 8 PM, Nicholas Barron. Sun 6/3, 1 PM, Deja Vu; 5:30 PM, Aswah Greggori. 312-595-7437.

NEIGHBORHOOD INN 2322 Hassell Rd., Hoffman Estates: Music at 10 PM. Sun 5/27, Trading Brains. 847-843-8048.

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: Fri 5/25, 9 PM, Electronic Puppenhorten Festival (see Critic's Choice) with Rubber O Cement, Bassface, Maximum Cloud, Unagi, Disco Del Tron. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 5/25, 9:30 PM, Sweet Sweet Candy, Continued Education, Tipler Contingent. Sat 5/26, 9:30 PM, Gertrude. Sun 5/27, 6:30 PM, God's Reflex, Twerpentines, Break of Day. Mon 5/28, DJ Tee Bot & others. Tue 5/29, 8 PM, Niteskool Records showcase. Wed 5/30, 9 PM, benefit for Heartland Twin Cities AIDS Ride with Liquid Soul, Clip. Thu 5/31, 9:30 PM, Puta-pons, Insta, Triple Process. Sat 6/2, Professor Louie & the Chromatics. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 5/25, 8 PM, June Shellene. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 5/25, Cattivo, Strawberry, Matthew. Sat 5/26, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section, Spheres of Influence. Sun 5/27, Chicago Samba. Mon 5/28, DJ Izrael spins house and soul. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis, Alo, I-Ron & friends spin hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, Chicago Samba. Fri 6/1, Nymb. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 9 PM. Sun 6/3, Liquid Soul. 708-388-8881.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Recipe, Larry. Sat 5/26, Off Broadway. Thu 5/31, Umphrey's McGee. 815-758-2715.

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. Sun 5/27, CJ Mackintosh, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Sun 6/3, Frankie Feliciano. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, DJ Mood. In Yow Bar: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Mood. Thursdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/26, Trading Brains. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/25, Terafry, Waste. Sat 5/26, Dark Ritual, Boys Like to Scare You. Sun 5/27, 7 PM, King's Four Trio. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 5/30, Black Shroud. Thu 5/31, Crazy Juice. Fri 6/1, Green, Lackloves. Sat 6/2, American Draft, Wonder Loaf, Milwaukees. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, "Psalm 23" with Rik Shaw & the Great Silence. Tuesdays, Sheer Magic DJs spin soul and funk. Thursdays, Blimp Radio DJs. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 5/30, Peking Turtle. Thu 5/31, Suede & Blue Roy. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/25, Moods. Fri 6/1, Rhythm City. 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, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Robert Boziach. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Justin Long & Josh Werner, Christopher Robin & Devo. Sat 5/26, Laurent Garnier (see Spot Check), Charles Little, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Sun 5/27, Andre Hatchett, Jamie 326, DJ Reggie. Wed 5/30, Derrick Carter, Tommie Sunshine. 312-733-6699.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/25, 10 PM, Silkworm, Kim. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Sprague Brothers (see Spot Check), Doug Hoekstra, Brunswicks. Sun 5/27, 7:30 PM, Asylum Street Spankers (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, Butterfly Child, Atari Star, Boys Star Library, Koko & the Future. Mon 5/28, 8 PM, Derailers, Lush Budget. Wed 5/30, 9 PM, Ye Shinie Ghostes, Tundra Survey, Longitude. Thu 5/31, 9 PM, Marvel Kind, Stingray UK, Uniform. Fri 6/1, 10 PM, Jim Roll, Michael Heaton, Cafeteria. Sat 6/2, 7 and 11 PM, Umphrey's McGee. Sun 6/3, 9 PM, Royal City, Time Beings, Trouble With Sweeney. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: No cover. Sun 5/27, 1 PM, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SHE*NANNIGANS HOUSE OF BEER 16 W. Division: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike. 312-656-2757.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fridays, DJs spin. Sat 5/26, Sofa King. Thu 5/31, Sweet Jane. Sat 6/2, Lyz. 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 5/25, Roots Rock Society. 847-991-2150.

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

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron spin breakbeats, future bass, and jazz atmospheric. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Brian Ford spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Fri 6/1, Ra Soul, Darrell Woodson. Sat 6/2, DJ Cam, Darrell Woodson, Numinous Radio. 773-549-4140.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Wed 5/30, 9:30 PM, Stop & Listen Boys with David Lightbourne. 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 5/25, Mike, Don't Look Down. Sat 5/26, winners of Brother Rice High School battle of the bands. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 5/31, Vilius. 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.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 6300 S. Kingery Hwy., Willowbrook: Music at 4 PM. Fri 5/25, Cirrus Falcon. 630-654-2078.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 535 Dundee, East Dundee: Music at 4 PM. Fri 5/25, Chicago Rose. 847-551-9005.

LA STRADA 155 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-11 PM, Bobby "Grand" Ballog Duo. Mondays through Thursdays, 5-9 PM, pianist Robert Christiansen. 312-565-2200.

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 5/25, Milkplow, Gowhead, Ill Logic. Sat 5/26, open mike with Rec Center. 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. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, DJ Dave. 847-455-0088.

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

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/25, Joe Armstrong Band, A.J. Rosales. Sat 5/26, Justin Roberts Band, Karla Manzour. Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Tom Slater, Julie Frost, Dan Israel. Mondays, open mike. Wed 5/30, Amoreys, Sandy Andina. Thu 5/31, Nyree, Jenny Choi. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/25, Cells, Zero to Nine. Sat 5/26, Leroy Fix, Omegamen. Sundays, DJs Nole & Mungo spin old-school R&B and funk. Wed 5/30, Amish Armada, Bible of the Devil. Fri 6/1, Tension Wire. Sat 6/2, Jesters, Green Means Go. 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. Thu 5/31, 10 PM, Fran Allen. 312-266-7761.

UNION TAVERN 2858 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Rock Bottom. 773-755-9870.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/26, Babylonian Tiles, Urn, Rachael's Surrender, DJ Carrie Monster. Sat 6/2, Flocos. 773-871-7799.

VOLTAIRE 3231 N. Clark: Sun 5/27, 5 PM, benefit for Equality Illinois with Ernie Lijoi, Dudley Saunders, Tom Yore & Scott Free. 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 Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays. Fri 5/25, Go Figure. Sat 5/26, Brat Pack. Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Chicago Express. Fri 6/1, Underwater People. Sat 6/2, Deja Vu. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Braam, Radio Slave, Power Puff. Sat 5/26, Bumpus, Zambow. Tue 5/29, Sam Post (no cover). Thu 5/31, the Gruv. Fri 6/1, Urban Funk Ordinance, Java. Sat 6/2, Timebomb Taxi, Leave, Milkplow, Colby Band. Sun 6/3, Nadas. 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 5/25, Andrew & the Tree. Saturdays, 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 5/25 and Fri 6/1, Carl Brown, Third Coast. Sat 5/26, Gizzae, Universal Expression. Sun 5/27, Universal Expression. Mondays, DJ Rex Lax. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 5/30, Toyes. Thu 5/31, Belizean Vibes. Sat 6/2, Baaro, Indika. Sun 6/3, Reggae Cowboys. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/25, Ancient Harmony. Fri 6/1, the Gruv. 847-432-6430.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher, percussionist Miro. Fri 5/25, DJ Marques Wyatt, DJ Diz. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY BASH with Covered in Honey, BLT, Michael Miles, Hunter Adams, Julie Frost, Barb Silverman, John Mead, Eric Lugosch, Aerin Tedesco, and the Old Town School's Bob Dylan Ensemble under the direction of Jimmy Tomasello. Fri 5/25, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SAM BUSH Sat 6/2, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

LEE MURDOCK & THE BLUE WATER BAND Benefit for Lazarus House. Sat 5/26, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performances. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6971 Grand, Gurnee. 847-249-1845. Fri 6/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

GEORGE STRAIT, ALAN JACKSON, LONESTAR, LEE ANN WOMACK, BRAD PAISLEY, SARA EVANS, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL See Spot Check. Sat 5/26, 1 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Cornmeal. Sun 6/3, Irish jam session. 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 6/1, On the Mainline. 630-778-9090.

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

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 6/1, 9:30 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 6/2, 10 PM, Gerard Haughey. 708-687-9323.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/25, Dal Riada. Sat 5/26, Three Men in Kilts. Fri 6/1, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 6/2, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/26, L.J. Slavin & Patti Ecker. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Fri 5/25, Jim Musker Trio. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

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

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 6/2, 10:30 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. 773-883-0304.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 5/28, 9 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover). 773-404-9494.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 6/1, 3:30 PM, Bert Cattoni Band. 312-595-7437.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander. Sundays, 3 PM, songwriters' circle hosted by Al Day. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Wed 5/30, 8 PM, Devlin & Dietel. 815-477-0340.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 5/25, Mike & Amy Finders. Fri 6/1, Mark Sheehy. 630-969-9720.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT. Thursdays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CLASSIC ACT CHORAL ENSEMBLE "Concert in the Spirit." Sun 6/3, 3:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 773-779-3355.

COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN Sun 6/3, 3 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-673-3831.

MAXWELL STREET BLUES JAM Sundays, 1 PM, Old Maxwell Street Market, Maxwell & Halsted. 312-831-1051 or 312-341-3696.

ROCKIN JOHNNY BAND Thu 5/31, 5 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-1500.

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 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/29, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Zora Young. Wed 5/30, James Wheeler Band with Grana Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 5/29, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/25, Carlos Johnson. Sat 5/26, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Sun 5/27, Jimmy Burns. Mon 5/28, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/29, Larry Garner & the Boogaloo Swamp Band. Wed 5/30, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal; 11:45 PM, Carlos Johnson. Thu 5/31, Chicago Rhythm & Blues. 773-528-1012.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays and Sat 6/2, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/25, 5:30 PM, Ken Saydak; 9:30 PM, Carey Bell, Carl Davis. Sat 5/26, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Bill Perry, the Buzz. Sun 5/27, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Tue 5/29, Matthew Skoller. Wed 5/30, Dave Specter. Thu 5/31, Joanna Connor. Fri 6/1, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Bob Margolin, Jay Stulo Band. Sat 6/2, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Levon Helm & the Barn Burners, Matthew Skoller. Sun 6/3, King Corey Band. 312-427-0333.

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

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, pianist Professor John. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. 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. Fri 5/25, Lonnie Brooks. Sat 5/26, Michael Burks. 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 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Boys. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, Killer Ray Players. 312-341-9787.

DAVIS STREET FISHMARKET 501 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 847-869-3474.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 6/2, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. 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.

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.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/25, Chicago Red Hots. 630-833-3534.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Sun 5/27, 9:30 PM, Willie Hayes, Chick Rodgers, Johnny Dollar. 312-943-2252.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 5/26, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Tue 5/29, 8:30 PM, Stan Skibby & the Love Souldiers (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 6/2, 9:30 PM, L.C. Walker & Trouble No More. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 5/25, Pete Special. Sat 5/26, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 5/29, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Wed 5/30 and Thu 5/31, Chicago Playboys. Fri 6/1, Eddie King. Sat 6/2, Jimmy Burns. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Sat 5/26, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band. 312-245-0333.

THE HUDDLE 9501 W. Devon, Rosemont: Saturdays, 10 PM, Big D & the Chicago Flyers (no cover). 847-318-7591.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Sandra Hall, 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 5/31, Studebaker John, Charlie Love. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, Vance Kelly, 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 5/25, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 5/26, Roy Hytower. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (no cover). Thu 5/31, Bobby Slim James. Fri 6/1, Laretha Weathersby & the Risk Band. Sat 6/2, Roy Hytower & the Root Doc. 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.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sun 6/3, noon, "River West Blues Jam" with Vida Blues, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots, Andre Taylor Band, Sammy Fender Band, Hi-Tones, and Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/26, West Side Blues Revue with Eddie Taylor Jr. 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 5/31, 9 PM, JoJo's Blues Train. 630-446-4001.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sun 5/27, 11:30 AM, Big Roy. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/26, Little Al Thomas. 773-252-1155.

939 BLUES CENTER 939 N. Pulaski: Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Pat Smillie Band with Merv Murphy, Ava Green, James Cook & others. 773-384-2875.

NOAH'S ARK 3428 S. King Dr.: Tuesdays, 7 PM, gospel poetry open mike (no cover). Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, 7 PM, Sheila Jones. 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 5/29, Ken Saydak Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/26, Billy Flynn Band. Fri 6/1, Keith Scott 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. Sat 5/26, Melva LeBlanc & the Blue Groove Band. Sat 6/2, Howard Scott & the World Band. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/26, Zanne Mack Band. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, King Corey (Sat 5/26 with Eddy Clearwater). Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 5/31, Rockin' Johnny. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, Byther Smith. 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 5/25, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 5/26, Kinsey Report. Sun 5/27, Rosa's All-Star Blues Jam. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 5/31, Eomot RaSun. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, Big Jay McNeely with Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant; no cover. Sun 5/27, 6 PM, Matthew Skoller. Tue 5/29, 7 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson. Thu 5/31, 7 PM, King Corey. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/26, Jimmy Burns. Fri 6/1, Pete Special. Sat 6/2, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 5/25, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Sat 5/26, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin Johnny Band. Wed 5/30, Stop & Listen Boys with David Lightbourne. 773-772-6656.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 6704 Joliet, Countryside: Music at 4 PM. Sat 5/26, Evidence. 708-246-7320.

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

jazz

concerts

ALJALA Free in-store performance. Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

BEBOP BRASS BAND WITH VON FREEMAN Free concert. Fri 6/1, 7 PM, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 773-427-1676.

JEFF BELLA QUINTET Free in-store performance. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JAAP BLONK See Spot Check; free admission. Tue 5/29, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BOPOLOGY Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MAGGIE BROWN Free in-store performance. Sat 5/26, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 6/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER JAZZ QUINTET performs at Roosevelt University's Alumni Awards Celebration, which features a talk by Wynton Marsalis. Fri 6/1, 7:30 PM, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3623.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ COMBOS Free admission. Thu 5/31, 6 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6322.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Scott Hall; free admission. Wed 5/30, 7 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6322.

ERNEST DAWKINS TRIO Sun 5/27, 6 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

FRANCINE GRIFFIN TRIO Free concert. Tue 5/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

NICHOLAS PAYTON, DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHRIS POTTER Free in-store performance. Sat 6/2, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

JAMES SANDERS QUARTET in a free concert. Wed 5/30, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUMMER JAZZ QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Free in-store performance. Sat 5/26, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI Sat 6/2, 5 PM, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster. 773-561-8496. Sun 6/3 (with her trio), 2 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-5215.

DAVID YOUNG Free in-store performance. Sat 5/26, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/25, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/26, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Joanie Pallatto with the King Fleming Trio. 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 5/30, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson 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 6/1, noon, Peter Roothan, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 6/2, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Dick Reynolds Quintet with Cathy Cousins. 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 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steven Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 312-263-0700.

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 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 5/27 through Thu 5/31, Carmen Stokes. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, Nick Colionne. 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 5/30, 8 PM, Andy Meacham Trio (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.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Fridays, 8 PM, Yiannis Hadjiloizou, Rhaezyl Maribao & George Varsos. Mon 5/28, 7 PM, Ryan Cohan Trio. Wed 5/30, 7 PM, Kevin Korschgen. 312-454-1227.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 6/1, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 5/31, Barclay Three. 773-384-2547.

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

847-647-8282.

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 PM, midnight, and 2 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 Lukas. 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.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Wed 5/30, 8 PM, MusicAfrica benefit with LBA Trio, Ulele Trio, Michael Taylor's West African Drum Ensemble, and Fat Time. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tue 5/29, Triage. Wed 5/30, Fred Lonberg-Holm with Josh Abrams, Niki Mitchell & Michael Zerang. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Gary Dacanay Quartet (no cover). 773-973-2233.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 5/31, 8 PM, Ron Smith Trio. Fri 6/1, Airborne. Sat 6/2, Trio Du Jour. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 5/26, Trio Du Jour. Sat 6/2, Jazz Vertigo. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 5/26, Dave Gessner. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 5/27, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Wed 5/30, 8 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. Sun 6/3, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 5/26, 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 5/26, David Boykin. Sat 6/2, Lenny Marsh. 773-256-1570.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/25, 9:30 PM, Detour with Phil Seed. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Juli Wood 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 5/31, Dee Alexander Quartet. Fri 6/1, Fareed Haque Quintet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 5/25, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Fareed Haque Group; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Garaj Mahal; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/27, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Mon 5/28, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 5/30, 9 PM, Frank Catalano/Randy Brecker Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 6/1, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Greg Osby Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 6/2, 8 PM, Greg Osby Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 6/3, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (Marilyn Monroe tribute). 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 5/25, Dick Mattick Swing Quintet. 847-724-7171.

HANCOCK OBSERVATORY John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Sat 6/2, 7 PM, Kevin Pike Duo. 888-875-8439.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/26, Glawdys. 773-271-4711.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fri 5/25, Airborne. Sat 5/26, Chris Neal Trio. Thu 5/31, Two for Brazil. 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 5/25 through Sun 5/27, Freddy Cole Quartet. Tue 5/29 through Sun 6/3, Dave Holland Quintet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Ken Cheney. Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 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: Sat 5/26, 9 PM, Midtown Trio. Wed 5/30, 7 PM, Mike Ferro with Larry Gray & Joe Iaco. 773-348-7592.

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

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Fri 5/25, 9 PM, jam session hosted by John Raffielli. 708-388-6755.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Equinox 5 (no cover). 773-489-3490.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/25, 9 PM, Tom McCarthy & Co. 773-871-3757.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM nightly. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM nightly. 630-543-1010.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 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 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Wed 5/30, 7 PM, Ted Hogarth Trio. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, Henry Johnson Quartet. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Jazz brunch 10 AM-2 PM Sundays. Sun 5/27, West End Jazz Band. Sun 6/3, 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.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Wed 5/30, 4 PM, Eddie Harrison Jump Stars. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 6/3, 8 PM, Ken Haebich & Jim Gailloreto with tabla player Kalyan Pathak. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 6/1, 9 PM, Jack Wright, Laurie Lee Moses. Sundays, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Josh Quinlan. 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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/25, Judy Roberts Trio. Sat 5/26, Ted Hogarth Quintet. Mon 5/28, Elizabeth Conant & Fareed Haque. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 5/30, Barclay Three. Thu 5/31, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Fri 6/1 and Sat 6/2, Ron Perrillo 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. Sun 6/3, Bruce Mak Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/25, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 5/26, Brienn Perry Quartet. Wed 5/30, Mitch Paliga Trio. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 6/1, Long Count Quartet. Sat 6/2, Elijah Levi Quartet. Sun 6/3, Urban Twist. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/26, Judy Roberts Trio. Tue 5/29, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 6/3, Ron Mills/Kate Rafferty Trio. 815-477-0340.

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.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Sundays, noon-3 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

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.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 6704 Joliet, Countryside: Music at 4 PM. Fri 5/25, Dan Gillogly Trio. 708-246-7320.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 345 S. Rand, Lake Zurich: Music at 4 PM. Fri 5/25, L.J. Slavin Duo. Sat 5/26, Heavy Hitters Trio. 847-438-9210.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 6300 S. Kingery Hwy., Willowbrook: Music at 4 PM. Sat 5/26, Wes Chehos Duo. 630-654-2078.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 535 Dundee, East Dundee: Music at 4 PM. Sat 5/26, Dan Gillogly Trio. 847-551-9005.

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

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

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

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 5/28, Ryan Shultz. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mon 5/28, 7:30 PM, Michelle Cross; 10 PM, Desiree. 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 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Malachi Favors (Miles Davis tribute). 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 5/31, Jack Wright. 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 5/25, 5:30 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Buddy Charles. 773-728-3114.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Jazz Tempo Trio. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

DOIS NO CHORO Sat 5/26, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

TROPICAL HARMONY performs Latin American music. Sat 5/26, 2:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

VOICES OF A NEW BLACK MILLENNIUM Music and poetry showcase features Zimbabwean mbira music with Cosmas Magaya and Beauler Dyoko; on the same program, the African dance troupe Tumo Movement Project (free admission). Wed 5/30, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

international

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 6/1, 9 PM, Chicago Samba, Caledonia Pipes & Drums. 773-478-4408.

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. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 773-276-5762.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Wed 5/30, 8 PM, MusicAfrica benefit with LBA Trio, Ulele Trio, Michael Taylor's West African Drum Ensemble, and Fat Time. 773-549-5549.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 5/31, 9 PM, DJ Prieto, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Casolando, Samuel del Real. Sun 5/27, 2 PM, Mongolian Folk Ensemble; 7 PM, Hot Domingos with David Rodriguez & Street Sounds. 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 and Sun 5/27, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Cuban restaurant with live music. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Hector Silviera y Su Orquesta. Sundays, 6 PM, Cesar Fuentes. Thursdays, 7 PM, Mellina. 773-509-9332.

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

ZAFIRE 1529 W. Armitage: Thu 5/31, 8 PM, Johnny Albino "El Rey del Bolero." 312-431-1330.

classical

MANUEL BARRUECO guitar (Bach, Piazzolla, and others). Sun 6/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

STUDENTS OF BETTY HAAG ACADEMY (Bach, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, and others). Sun 5/27, 1 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Zwilich, Cage, Kurtag, Lutoslawski, Sessions). Fri 5/25, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/25, 1:30 PM, and Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Peter Zimmermann (Tchaikovsky, Berlioz). Thu 5/31, 8 PM, Fri 6/1, 1:30 PM, and Sat 6/2, 8 PM, Lawrence Foster, conductor, with violinist Pinchas Zukerman (Cherubini, Berg, Dukas). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CELLO SECTION Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BENEFIT CHORAL CONCERT features "a chorus of 80-plus voices from Chicago and suburbs" with musicians from the Van Der Cook School of Music. Sun 6/3, 3:30 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5106 N. LaCrosse. 773-545-7300.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 6/2, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

COLLEGE OF DU PAGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Harold Bauer conducts a free concert (Kraus, Vauhal, Bach). Thu 5/31, 1 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-3008.

COMBINED CHOIRS OF HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL, FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, AND ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL perform Mendelssohn's Elijah. Sun 6/3, 3 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Northwestern University production of Marc Blitzstein's opera. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DuPAGE CHORALE Lee Kesselman, conductor (Orff, Dvorak). Sun 6/3, 7:30 PM, Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

EAST MEETS WEST MUSIC ARTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA with cellist Gary Stucka and the Naperville Chinese Choir. Sun 6/3, 2:30 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 630-961-3344.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 5/25, 12:10 PM, soprano Edna Williams (Handel, Chausson, Schubert, Adams, Still, Price, Hayes, Hogan). Fri 6/1, 12:10 PM, flutist Janice MacDonald. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

MICHAEL FRIESEN organ, in a free lecture-concert. Sun 6/3, 4 PM, Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt. 708-579-5433.

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

SANGEETA GILL flute, with pianist Saori Chiba in a free recital (Mozart, Saint-Saens, Poulenc, Rimsky-Korsakov). Tue 5/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

EDITH HINES violin, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 5/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

HOLLAND AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY CELLO COMPETITION FINALS Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HOLLAND AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY CONFERENCE WINNERS CONCERT Sun 5/27, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HOLLAND AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY VIOLA COMPETITION FINALS Sat 5/26, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BERNARDO ILLARI, EDWARD UPTON, MARTIN PERGLER, AND SAMUEL ROBLES harpsichord, tenor, bass, and percussion, in a free program of Peruvian baroque composers (Aruajo, Torrejon, and others). Thu 5/31, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427.

MENAHEM KOHL, ANITA SCHUBERT, ALAN M. SMOLEN, STEVEN STOEHR, AND ERIC L. WASSER cantors, with pianist Sonia Kass. Sun 6/3, 3 PM, Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division, Elgin. 847-741-5656.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL/WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Free admission. Sun 5/27, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-926-9898.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE Daniel Wallenberg, conductor. Sun 6/3, 7 PM, Winnetka Women's Club, 485 Maple, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler conducts a free concert. Tue 5/29, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NEW HORIZONS BAND Charles Hawes conducts a free concert. Thu 5/31, 7 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-3822.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen conducts Bach's Saint Matthew Passion. Sun 6/3, 3 PM, Parish Church of Saint Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FLUTE ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Fri 6/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor (Haydn, Ibert). Thu 5/31, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY NEW MUSIC MARATHON Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston: Sun 5/27, 4 PM, pianists Ursula Oppens (see Critic's Choice), Jacob Greenberg, and Ralph van Raat (Karlins, Birtwistle, Janssen, Germanus, Loevendie); 5 PM, cellist Anton Lukoszevieze (Goldstein, Wolman, Clarke, Corner, Stäbler, Kahrs, Maierhof), marimbist Edward Choi (Sueyoski), and percussionist Johan Bridger (Xenakis); 6 PM, Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo (Nancarrow, Cage, Satie, Williams), flutist Molly Barth (Sanchez-Gutierrez, Fukushima, Higdon), and flutist Eric Lamb (Dorati); 7 PM, Ensemble Accroche Note (Xenakis, Aperghis, Saariaho, Dusapin, Donatoni, Dillon, Mache), the Pacifica String Quartet (Ligeti), and vocalist Tony Arnold (Rands); 8:30 PM, California E.A.R. Unit (Feldman). 847-491-7315 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND John Lynch, conductor, with saxophonist Leo Saguaiguit (Harbison, Larson, Wagner, De Meij). Fri 6/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND SYMPHONIC CHOIR (Walton, Liszt, Abe, Hindemith). Sat 6/2, 7:30 PM, and Sun 6/3, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr. 847-491-5441.

OAKES HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Thu 5/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

URSULA OPPENS piano (Karlins, Beethoven). See Critic's Choice. Tue 5/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 6/2, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

SECOND CITY MUSICK (Simpson, Lupo, Bach, Marais). Sun 5/27, 4 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 773-764-4342.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS in a program of American composers (Bernstein and others). Sun 5/27, 4:05 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-475-7522.

RAY STILL, RUSSELL DAGON, DAVID McGILL, DANIEL GINGRICH, AND JOHN PERRY in a chamber music recital (Beethoven, Mozart, Poulenc). Sun 6/3, 2:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with guitarist Sharon Isbin (Berlioz, Stravinsky, Corigliano, Rodrigo). Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CHORUS, AND MOTET CHOIR Barbara Schubert conducts an all-Beethoven program featuring soprano Jonita Lattimore, mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson, tenor Kenneth Gayle, and bass Andrew Funk. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

VISSI D'ARTE ENSEMBLE (Dvorak, Schubert). Sun 6/3, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PIOTR ZUKOWSKI piano, in a tribute to Ignacy Jan Paderewski (Chopin, Liszt, Paderewski). Sun 5/27, 5 PM, Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 2112 W. LeMoyne. 773-278-1500.

fairs & festivals

BELMONT-SHEFFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL Sheffield between Belmont and Barry: Sat 6/2 , noon-10 PM, and Sun 6/3, 11:30 AM-10 PM, Seven Mary Three, Oleander, New Found Glory, American Hi-Fi, Seven Day Run, Box-o-car, Hello Dave, Swinging Lovehammers, Aftergrace, Swizzle Tree, Pelvic Delta, Underwater People, Nadas & others. 773-868-3010.

IRISH FESTIVAL 2001 Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Fri 5/25, 3:30 PM, Irish Musicians, Larkin Brothers, Dalriada; 5 PM, Irish Street Organ Show; 5:15 PM, Merry Ploughboys, Broken Pledge Ceili Band; 5:30 PM, Eileen Ivers Band; 6:30 PM, Sean Wilson; 7 PM, Reel Studio Irish Dancing; 7:30 PM, Paperboys; 7:45 PM, Bohola; 8 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 9:30 PM, Brother, Prodigals, Martin Cuffe Band. Sat 5/26, 12:30 PM, Burren Ceili Band, Velvet Green, Brendan Loughrey; 1:45 PM, Pat Daly & the Sounds of Green; 2 PM, Tom Sweeney; 2:45 PM, Makem Brothers; 3 PM, Martin Cuffe Band; 3:45 PM, Brother; 4:30 PM, Mark Forest; 4:45 PM, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 5:15 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 5:45 PM, Eileen Ivers Band; 6 PM, Tommy Makem; 6:45 PM, Conor McKay; 7:30 PM, Bohola, Paperboys; 8:15 PM, Noel Henry's Irish Showband; 9:30 PM, Merry Ploughboys, Prodigals; 9:45 PM, Sean Wilson. Sun 5/27, noon, Brendan Loughrey, Napper Tandy, Irish Musicians; 1:15 PM, Merry Ploughboys, Mike O'Connell & the Shannonaires; 1:45 PM, Tom Sweeney; 2:30 PM, Fenians, Conor McKay; 3:15 PM, Mark Forest; 3:45 PM, Jerry Haughey & the Ramblers; 4 PM, Aiofe Clancy Band; 4:45 PM, Tommy Makem; 5:15 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society, Martin Cuffe Band; 5:45 PM, Morning Star; 6 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 6:15 PM, Liz Carroll & Friends; 6:45 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 7:30 PM, McCabes; 7:45 PM, Brother; 8:15 PM, Sean Wilson; 9:30 PM, Makem Brothers, Black 47; 9:45 PM, Noel Henry's Irish Showband. 708-687-9323.

ST. PASCAL CARNIVAL St. Pascal Church, 6159 W. Irving Park: Wed 5/30, 7 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Thu 5/31, 7 PM, Undercover. Fri 6/1, 7 PM, Batteries Not Included; 8:30 PM, Confinement. Sat 6/2, 2 PM, Bob Young; 7 PM, Remarkables; 8 PM, Just Another Band. Sun 6/3, 1 PM, Battle of the Bands; 7 PM, Professor Loui & the Crowmatics. 773-725-7641.

THE STOCKYARDS RIB FEST Halsted and 41st Pl.: Sat 5/26, 11 AM-9 PM, Chicago Rose & others. Sun 5/27, 11 AM-9 PM, Jump City Voodoo Swing Band & others. 312-618-0649.

miscellaneous

RALPH COVERT Free children's concert. Fri 6/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

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.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Fri 6/1, 7 PM, Prem Joshua Band. 773-381-3042.

MASS ENSEMBLE performs on "long-stringed sculptures" throughout the building as part of "Sound and Light, the Crown Instrument." Fri 5/25 through Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Crown Hall, 3360 S. State. 312-243-2366.

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 6/2, 1 PM, children's show with Justin Roberts. 773-525-2508.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Thu 5/31, Broadmoor Baptist Church High School Choir & Band. 312-346-3278.

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