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KEN ARLEN ORCHESTRA in a free concert entitled "The Jazz Soul of Stevie Wonder." Tue 8/14, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church & Sheridan, Evanston. 847-448-8260 or 847-448-8058.

TONY BENNETT WITH THE RALPH SHARON QUARTET Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JONATHA BROOKE Fri 8/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

THE BUSINESS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/17, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RIPLEY CAINE Free performance. Thu 8/16, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

CAPTURE THE FLAG Free in-store performance. Mon 8/13, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

CHEAP TRICK, FRISBIE, HARMONY RILEY Fri 8/17, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA performs ballroom music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/12, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

COULD IT BE MAGIC? THE BARRY MANILOW SONGBOOK Five cast members and a six-piece band perform a musical tribute to Barry Manilow. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, Sundays, 3 and 7 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700 or 312-902-1500.

GENO DELAFOSE & FRENCH ROCKIN' BOOGIE Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/10, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ANI DiFRANCO, PATTI SMITH perform at the Campus Greens Super Rally. Fri 8/10, 7:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-684-0015.

ROBERTA DUCHAK, TABLE FOR FIVE Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

E-MICS Free concert. Fri 8/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

EVIL BEAVER, STAR DEATH, EFFLORESCE, RAINBOW SUGAR, PARIS BY NIGHT All-ages show. Fri 8/17, noon, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-4000.

FOUR TOPS, TEMPTATIONS Thu 8/16, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MARGIE GIBSON Fri 8/17, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

GODSMACK, DEFTONES, PUDDLE OF MUDD, CKY, FROM ZERO Sat 8/18, 7 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

BRUCE HORNSBY Fri 8/17, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BIG JOHN HOWELL & THE BORN TO BOOGIE BAND Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/10, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

DANIELLE HOWLE, KELLY HOGAN, ANTJE, KAYTEE BODLE Fri 8/17, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

R. KELLY, SUNSHINE ANDERSON, SYLEENA JOHNSON Sat 8/11, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

DAWN HOLT LAUBER Free concert. Fri 8/17, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

LE TIGRE, AMY RAY, THE BUTCHIES, TAMI HART, PUERTO MUERTO, SUMMER CHANCE All-ages show; see Spot Check on Amy Ray. Thu 8/16, 5:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000.

LIL' ROMEO, VI3 Wed 8/15, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

BARBARA MANNING Free in-store performance. Thu 8/16, 7 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

JOHN MELLENCAMP, WALLFLOWERS Sat 8/18, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL Mon 8/13, 7 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

METAL 2 METAL, HONOR SYSTEM performs at "Caught Guerrilla Handed in Chicago." Sat 8/11, 5:30 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-252-6019.

MR. MYERS Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/17, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

IKUE MORI, SKULI SVERRISSON Sun 8/12, 6 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MUD CATS Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/10, 11 AM-2 PM, at the park on York & Western, Blue Island. 708-388-5735.

MYSTIC, ESG, BRATMOBILE, PUTA-PONS, MISTY MARTINEZ, DISHES, LONG GOODBYE, SONIDO INK (QUIETO) 17 & over show. Sat 8/18, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-4000.

THE NEED, HISSYFITS, LORAXX, BARBARA MANNING & THE GO-LUCKY'S, NICOLE MITCHELL & THE EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC WORKSHOP, TERESA VASQUEZ 17 & over show. Fri 8/17, 9 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-4000.

NORA O'CONNOR Free concert. Fri 8/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ONE WAY STREET, BRINT ANDERSON BLUES BAND, ROCKIN' RIVIERA REVIEW Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MAURA PHENEY & JACK SHORT Fri 8/10 and Fri 8/17, 10:30 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

POI DOG PONDERING Sat 8/18, 9 PM, and Sun 8/19, 8 PM (sold out), Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON, FOUR MAN ACOUSTICAL BAND perform at the Junior League of Chicago's summer soiree "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-664-4462.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Fri 8/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SEVERED HEAD OF STATE, SPAZM 151, SIN ORDEN, AUTHORITY ABUSE, SYSTEMIC INFECTION All-ages show. Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Snapcult, 1035 W. Lake. 312-494-5869.

SNOW FAIRIES Free in-store performance. Wed 8/15, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

SU NAM, KATE HERS Free "Rising: Asian American Songs of Chicago" concert includes performances by the Angel Island Theater Company. Wed 8/15, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TAKE FIVE Free concert. Fri 8/17, 7 PM, Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve. 312-746-5559.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

THREE DOLLAR BILL, TORMENTULA, APOCALYPSTICK, THE SHAME, STEWED TOMATOES All-ages show. Sat 8/18, noon, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-4000.

UMPHREY'S McGEE Thu 8/16, 6 PM, northwest terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410 or 312-902-1500.

VELVET JANES Free in-store performance. Sat 8/18, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

WEISS BROTHERS perform ballroom dance music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/19, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS See Critic's Choice. Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

SHANNON WRIGHT Free in-store performance. Sat 8/18, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

ADAM WYLE ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 8/17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BILL WYMAN & THE RHYTHM KINGS Sat 8/18, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 8/10, 7 PM, Kasim Sulton, Miga; 10:30 PM, Blueground Undergrass, Cornmeal. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Marvel Kind, Jonny Polonsky, Cells. Wed 8/15, 9 PM, Joydrop (see Spot Check), Gertrude. Fri 8/17, 9 PM, Freakwater, Sally Timms, Town &

Country. Sat 8/18, 9 PM, Riptones, Cash Audio, Moonshine Willy, Buzz & the Blobs, Big Breakfast. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Thu 8/16, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Wed 8/15, 9 PM, Smythe. 312-337-4349.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/10, Kimi Hayes. Sat 8/11, Acoustic Sensations. Sat 8/18, Patchouli. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Sundays, Fuego da Burnah, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, DJ Pap G. spins dancehall. Tuesdays, DJs spin classic rock, metal, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Jahson, Ivan & Alo spin reggae & hip-hop. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 8/10, M's, John Mathie & Megan Wright, Howie Kantoff. Sat 8/11, Segway, Hello Hello, Joe Kile. Sun 8/12, Buzzfuzzter, Lunar Breakdown, Crumble. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/14, Punching Grey. Wed 8/15, Emilie Autumn, Mystechs. Thu 8/16, Sono, Kleinfelter. Fri 8/17, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, Jeff White & the Front Porch, Joe Kile. Sat 8/18, Travelbee, Baroo, John Dalton Band. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/10, National Jet Set, Kill Your Guitars, D-funct. Sat 8/11, Krypton, Grissel, Sign of Chaos, Yes Men. Thu 8/16, Moodstar, Colour Blue, Hathead. Fri 8/17, Julius Caeser, Lake Shore Drive, Leisure Dynamics. Sat 8/18, Good Goddamns, Violently Ill, Turkies Dunn, Millimeters Mercury. 773-384-0043.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Cedarcase. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Fat Time. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thursdays, 9 PM, Slam Papi's Postmodern Vaudeville hosted by Marc Smith. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley. Sat 8/18, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. 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 8/11, Freelance Bishops. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Tue 8/14, Hanuman. Wednesdays, Chicago Horns. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Greyhounds. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Maria Hines (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/10, Most Guitars. Sat 8/11, Tractor Boy. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 8/17, Salvation Amy. Sat 8/18, Guilty. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wed 8/15, acoustic jam session with Matt McBride. Thu 8/16, Brother Brother, Hundo. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/10, 7 Deez. Fri 8/17, Strange Diva. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/10, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 8/11, Weeds. Fri 8/17, Suede & Blue Roy. 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 8/10, Phenomenal Cats, Perio. Fri 8/17, Faux Harmonics. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/10, Deanna Varagona, Central Falls. Sat 8/11, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 8/18, Lush Budgett. 773-384-2547.

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

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/10, Alter Image. Thu 8/16, Mojo Jojo. 708-460-1771.

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

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

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (8/16 with Moses & Gary Guzman, Kevin Newhall). 773-907-3500.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. Mondays, 10 PM, hip-hop open mike. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/10, Blue Lit Souls, Flocos, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 8/11, Time Beings, Telstar, Blind Man's Bluff. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Robert Cornelius 7. Fri 8/17, Halfway Jane, Dolari. Sat 8/18, Dogs Undecided, Murphys Band. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/10, Maggie Speaks, Good Word. Sat 8/11, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sundays, M-80's. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 8/17, Domestic Problems, Plain Jane. Sat 8/18, Underwater People, Friends of Pete. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 8/10, Core. Sat 8/11, X-Side. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 8/17, Rubber. Sat 8/18, Mike & Joe. 847-541-4700.

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 8/10, 8 PM, Don Orlando; 10:30 PM, Ray St. Ray. Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Tracy Adams; 10:30 PM, Ray St. Ray. Sun 8/12 and Sun 8/19, 7 PM, Keith Cornell, Andrea Behegan-Gough, Tairen M. Foster & Allison Whittier (performing "Say Yes: The Kander & Ebb Songbook.") Wed 8/15, 8 PM, Kevin Barthel. Thu 8/16, 8 PM, Jennifer Chada. Fri 8/17, 8 PM, Kevin Barthel; 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Sat 8/18, 8 PM, Jennifer Chada; 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Ed Martin. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Derek V. Mondays, DJ Freddie O. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/10, MC Fester 9000 DJs spin (tribute to Keith Moon). Sun 8/12, DJ Lexi. Mon 8/13, DJ Dave Simon spins punk. Tue 8/14, DJ Mike Cook & the Mike O'Connell Dancers. Wed 8/15, DJ Megan spins insurgent rock. Thu 8/16, DJ Tony spins blues rock. Fri 8/17, DJ Mike Miller (tribute to Elvis). 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, 6 PM, Fabulous Ambassadors (Elvis tribute band); 8 PM, Elvis tribute concert with Mark Hussman & friends; 9 PM, 11th annual All-Elvis competition. Sun 8/12, 10 AM-3 PM, "Sunday Brunch With the King." 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Ruby, Dredge, Valve. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Rocket From the Crypt, the Dishes. Tue 8/14, 10 PM, Buckcherry, Sinomatic. Wed 8/15, 9 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Phenoms. Thu 8/16, 9 PM, Hog Molly, Bunker Hill, Bible of the Devil, Bleed. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 8/10, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/11, Four Cast. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/17, Insomnia. Sat 8/18, Smalls. 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 8/10, Bottle of Justus, Ophur. Sat 8/11, Garbo Swag, Plainside. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 8/17, Underwater People, Kimi Hayes. Sat 8/18, Stray Toasters, Steve Kouba. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/10, Left Setter, Escape From Earth, Kiss-n-Ride. Sat 8/11, Fly Williams, Kid Chroma, Hungries. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 8/13, Daniel Roughman & the B-side Symphony, Matt Lome. Tue 8/14, Milhous, Four Letter Story, Seven Percent. Wed 8/15, Little Machine, Rain Gods. Thu 8/16, Tekluvi, Melochrome, Western Automatic. Fri 8/17, Wish, Walking Man, Soul Food, Richard Miller. Sat 8/18, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, East Village Project, Midnight Larry, Blue Gum Art. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/10, Victoria & the Repeat Offenders. Fri 8/17, Ali Baba & the Thieves. Sat 8/18, the Blast. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/10, Dirtbombs (see Critic's Choice), Bobby Stratosphere & the Bloodclub, Phantom Three. Sat 8/11, Promise Ring, Detachment Kit, Rhythm of Black Lines. Sun 8/12, 8 PM, Zeni Geva (see Critic's Choice), Arab on Radar (see Critic's Choice), KK Null, Behold! the Living Corpse. Mon 8/13, 9 PM, Fatal Flying Guilloteens, Pearly Sweet & the Platonics, Lost Kids (see Spot Check), Lennon. Thu 8/16, 9 PM, Persons, Happy Supply, Bright Lights, Snow Fairies. Fri 8/17, 5:30 PM, Shannon Wright, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Bees Are Black, Pistol Whipped, Tuffets; 10 PM, Haymarket Riot, Check Engine, Del Rey. Sat 8/18, 5:30 PM, Janet Bean, Sally Timms, Fast Product, Heather's Damage; 10:30 PM, Varnaline, Fruitbats, Matt Marque. Sun 8/19, 7 PM, Tracy & the Plastics, Metalux, Analog Tara, Occasional Detroit, Aches. 773-276-3600.

ESCENTS OF LIFE 325 E. Garfield: Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, Thirteenth Tribe. 773-802-1745.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/10, 6 PM, Martyr, Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, Sante Sangre; 10 PM, Tekulvi, Tristan Psionic, Seventies. Sat 8/11, 6 PM, Osker, All Else Fails, Belvedere; 10 PM, Helms, Jerry Andriano. Sun 8/12, 6 PM, Small Brown Bike, Phobia, Circle of Dead, Children, True North, Stillwell. Mon 8/13, 8 PM, Arab on Radar (see Critic's Choice), Bride of No No, Flying Luttenbachers, Tale of Genji. Tue 8/14, 6 PM, NJ Bloodline, Settle the Score, Over & Over. Wed 8/15, 7 PM, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Peralta, Jade Syndicate, Tora Tora Torrance. Thu 8/16, 6 PM, Fastlane, Light the Fuse & Run; 10 PM, Firebird Band, Mercury Program, Buddy Revelles. Fri 8/17, 7 PM, Lords of Lightspeed, Katzenmallets. Sat 8/18, 6 PM, Blectum From Blechdom, Lupine, Kim, Slumber Party, Sailor Harlette, the Rope, Silverado. Sun 8/19, 6 PM, Kind of Like Spitting, Rose of Sharon; 10 PM, Cock ESP, Absorb, Chicago Sound. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Blazers, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Nick Curran. Tue 8/14, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Duke Tumatoe. Sat 8/18, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & the Louisiana Red Hot Band. 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.

FRANK'S 4501 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, Freeform Sessions. 773-935-4329.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 8/11, Rockin' Riviera Review. Sat 8/18, Quiet Storm. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 8/10, G.B. Leighton. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/17, Lisa Renee Band. 630-416-4898.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 8/18, JR Truckdriver. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/11, Wingnuts, Whylom. Mon 8/13, 9 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Miss Lisha Fawn, James Burke, Joey Isreal, Dobro Joe Shive, Scott Parrish the Thought, Herman Fritz. Wed 8/15, Ted Hogarth Group. Fri 8/17, Steve Buszemi. Sat 8/18, No, Muckstun Gun, Unique Chique. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/10, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/12, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 8/13, 9 PM, Andy Rabensteine & Mark Burnell. Tue 8/14, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 8/15, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 8/16, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/17, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/10, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Cissy Connor & Lex McCauley. Sat 8/11, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sun 8/12, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Mon 8/13, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Tue 8/14, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 8/15, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Thu 8/16, 7:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Fri 8/17, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sat 8/18, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 8/19, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

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. Tue 8/14, open mike hosted by Carrie Grant. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

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

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/10, Audio ID, Tom Atteberry. Sat 8/11, Kieran Halpin, Ver Sacrum, Butterfly Child. Thu 8/16, Echobase, Egregor. Fri 8/17, Fin, Blind Man's Bluff. Sat 8/18, Big Hello, You're Pretty. 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 8/11, 9:30 PM, Princess Records DJs spin soul and R&B. 312-943-2252.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Peter Wolf. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Hamicks, Drapes, Sex Hunters. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Grimble Grumble, DJ Supreme Court. Mon 8/13, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 8/15, 9:30 PM, X27 (see Spot Check), Plastic Crimewave & the Fake (see Spot Check), Spires That in the Sunset Rise. Thu 8/16, 9:30 PM, Rob Halverson's Robinson Ear Machine. Fri 8/17, 4 PM, Tallulah, From Quagmire, Jenny Toomey, Rebecca Pearcy; 10 PM, Dolly Varden, Centromatic, Little Grizzly. Sat 8/18, 10 PM, Frontier, Ashtar Command (with film loops by Jeff Economy & Caroline). 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/11, Pat McCurdy. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fridays, steppers dance party. Sat 8/11, Yvad & Take No Prisoners Posse Band. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Loren Chasse, Jason Kahn, Richard Chartier, Hecker, and Pita. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sun 8/19, 5 PM, Millenary, Sur La Mer, Ripley Caine, Minim. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/10, Giselle. Sat 8/11, Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band, Rebecca's Statue. Sun 8/12, Roots, Jaguar, Jellestone. Mon 8/13, 7:30 PM, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts (sold out). Tue 8/14, 6 PM, Vision of Disorder, Primer 55, God Forbid; 10:30 PM, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts (sold out). Wed 8/15, 8:30 PM, "Elvis Anniversary Spectacular 2001" with Mark Hussman & Rick Saucedo, Michael Kennedy, Patty Elvis, Amy Hohimer, Madeline Antic, Martin Anthony & others. Thu 8/16, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush. Fri 8/17, 9:30 PM, Incognito. Sat 8/18, Tower of Power, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 8/10, 6 PM, Mandi Loomis & Gene Kilty. 312-245-0333.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Tue 8/14, 8:30 PM, Subconscious Collective, Brother Noompsi (no cover). 773-935-2118.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/10, Lubraphonic. Sat 8/11, Groove Pushers. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Shiri. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, A-440. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 8/10, Rich Hardesty Band. Sat 8/11, Mike & Joe. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. 312-337-3486.

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.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/10, Jack Straw, Cryin' Souls. Sat 8/11, Sponge, Missile. Fri 8/17, Mr. Blotto. Sat 8/18, Something for Joey, Mini Reubens. 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. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Dee Jay Jayster. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: 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.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin nightly 9 PM-2 AM. 773-477-6513.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/17, noon, Lisa Hahn, Meghan Galbraith, Brigitte DeMeyer, Jeanne Dark Band, C'yen, Flaming Red, Katie Todd (all-ages show). Sat 8/18, 5:30 PM, Sara (Cooperators), Jennifer Peterson, Joy Eden Harrison, Aerin Tedesco, Emily White, Josephine Foster, Stolie. 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 8/10, Soulfix, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Sat 8/11, Amoreys, Young Fathers. Sun 8/12, Leftovers. Tue 8/14, 1000 Vertical Feet, Almighty Rogers. Wed 8/15, Matt Gerarty Trio, Flupway, Fiercely Me. Thursdays, 9:45 PM, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 8/17, DJ Ray Fielder. Sat 8/18, Hundo, Urb. Sun 8/19, Red Dahlia, Very Metal. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/11, Tracer, Saps. Wed 8/15, MVP, Lubraphonic. Thu 8/16, 9 PM, Turnerjoy, Brother Greg, Swank. Fri 8/17, Oh My God, Quasar Wut Wut, Ruben Waters Loves You. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Fri 8/10, Camouflage. Fri 8/17, Wild Bob. Sat 8/18, Recliners. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/10, Wild Bob. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Hank Williams III, Blacks. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Ocean Blue, Orange Peels (see Critic's Choice), Owls, David Singer & the Sweet Science. Sun 8/12, 6:30 PM, God's Reflex, Swizzle Tree, Sign Offs, Backdrop. Tue 8/14, 6:30 PM, Catch 22, Arrivals, First Grade Crush, Logan's Loss. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Squarepusher, Plaid, Mira Calix. Sat 8/18, 6:30 PM, Business, Agnostic Front, Ensign, Reach the Sky. Sun 8/19, 6:30 PM, Elvi, Shifter, Knuckleduster, Overtone. 773-549-0203.

MUSE CAFE 3422 Ridge, Lansing: Sat 8/11, 8 PM, "Crosstown Voices Songwriter Showcase" hosted by Mike O'Cull with Bookstore Cowboys, Phyllis Marconi, Kat Parsons, Wandering Endorphin, and Drivin' Blind. 708-418-1550.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Carrie Monster & YZGI spin goth. Sat 8/11, Dandy Pratts, Gone Daddy Finch, Steve Gattermyer. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

THE NATURAL 6535 Joliet, LaGrange: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/18, Slip Mickey. 708-354-6020.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/11, Slogun, Xavier Laradji, Bloodyminded, Panicsville, Vertonen. Sat 8/18, 10:30 PM, ARC, turntablist Abdul Bosko. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Pages, Last of the Showmen. Sat 8/11, 10:30 PM, Butterfat Mastermind, Stunt Cat. Mon 8/13, 9 PM, Garden Foundation DJs, Universe Neo, Illios, DJs Tee Bot & Anomaly. Tue 8/14, 9 PM, Stu Remley Band. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Bob's Yer Uncle. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJ Tankboy spins funk and disco-house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Ethyline, Split Habit, Red Animal War. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Metropolis, Monkey Paw, Dragstrip Syndicate, Cats & Jammers. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, hip-hop hosted by Alo. Sat 8/18, 10:30 PM, Bumpus, Westfall. 773-489-0011.

PHLAIR 1945 N. Damen: Fridays, 11 PM, Since Birth. 773-772-3719.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/10, Hello Operator. Sat 8/11, Community. Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Crazy Juice. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 8/15, Jazz Avengers. Thu 8/16, Raven House. Fri 8/17, Lush Budget. Sat 8/18, Creepy D. Sun 8/19, 7 PM, 3 Card Guts; 10 PM, Bible of the Devil, Returnables, Filthy Jim. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Wed 8/15, 9 PM, Peking Turtle. Thu 8/16, 8:30 PM, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Mer. Sat 8/18, 9:30 PM, Lieutenant Squirrel. 773-248-3093.

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.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 8/10, Blind Roosevelts. Fri 8/17, Smalls. 630-964-0773.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, O'nit. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Trailer Bride (see Spot Check), Blanche, Danny Black. Sun 8/12, 9 PM, Orange Peels (see Critic's Choice), Happy Supply, Joe Cassidy. Mon 8/13, 8 PM, Stephanie Rogers, Kaytee Bodle, Wendy Debias, Julie Korman. Wed 8/15, 9 PM, Hot Dog City (see Spot Check), Buddy Revelles, Tracy Spuehler. Thu 8/16, 9 PM, Million Yen, Box-o-car, A Band Called Horse, Carlos Ortega. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Rose Polenzani, Tegan & Sara, Ellen Rosner. Sat 8/18, 8 PM, Pete Yorn, Ours (sold out). Sun 8/19, 8 PM, Will Hoge, Steph Turner Overdrive. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/11, Decades. Sat 8/18, Rubber. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Sat 8/11, 9 PM, User Friendly. 312-337-7900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 8/10, Sweet Jane, DJ Mikey B. Sat 8/11, Martzen. Thu 8/16, DJ Mikey B. Fri 8/17, Big Backyard, DJ Mikey B. Sat 8/18, Alex & the All-stars. 708-526-7174.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 8/10, Bluerock, Targets, Losers Inc., Zarbuddies. Sat 8/11, benefit for Sputnik with Evergreen Terrace, C.U.P., Juve Kids, Color Blue, Lizdexics. Mon 8/13, Amona, Ten Times a Day, E-Z. Tue 8/14, Always Grounded, Midway. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 8/16, Animus, Swidden. Fri 8/17, Kilswitch, Infrared, Fault Line, Chrysalis. Sat 8/18, Arrivals, North by Northwest, Rollo Tomasi. 708-922-9950.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Sun 8/12, 8 PM, Ambivert, DJ Mike Rosey. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 8/10, J.U.I.C.E. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, "Soundclash" with Techno Animal vs. Def Jux Crew (Mr. Lif, Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, Lumba, Thawfor, DJs John Herndon & Mary Jane. Thu 8/16, 10:30 PM, Drag Kings, Trixie Delicios & the Lott Lizards, His & Her Vanities. Sun 8/19, 5 PM, open mike; 8 PM, Stella Marie, Locals, Doria Roberts, Diana Darby, the Push. 773-278-6600.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/11, Gladhand, R.U.R. Wednesdays, Acoustic X. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM; no cover. Sat 8/11, Radio Hour, Tamara Pierce, Michelle Shafer. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/10, Matics (see Spot Check), Mexican Cheerleader. Sat 8/11, Midnight Larry, Moodstar. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. Fri 8/17, Allan Camp, Indoor Boy, Powerwagon. Sat 8/18, Milkplow, Sister Child, Elbow. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 9 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

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 Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/10, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 8/11, High Infidelity. Wed 8/15, Jimmy Kingsway, Limbo Stroll. Fri 8/17, Generations. Sat 8/18, J.P. & the Cats. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/10, Peking Turtle. Sat 8/11, David Stagle & the Burning Daylight, Zambo. Tuesdays, Acoustalingus. Thu 8/16, Schaffer Street. Sat 8/18, Fat Time. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/10, Jimbo Delta. Sat 8/11, Laymen's Terms. Fri 8/17, Mickey Brothers. Sat 8/18, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/10, Zeleke, U & I, Deals Gone Bad. Sat 8/11, Yellow Man, DMD. Sun 8/12, Reggae Cowboys. Mondays, RSB. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 8/15, Indika, Ras Kelly, Doggie. Thu 8/16, Skapone. Fri 8/17, Dub Dis, Pelvic Delta. Sat 8/18, Innocent, Michael Black. Sun 8/19, Innocent. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/10, the Gruv. Sat 8/11, Michael McDermott. Wed 8/15, S.G.B. Fri 8/17, Blue Turtle Tea Party. Sat 8/18, Seed Band. Sun 8/19, Greyhounds. 847-432-6430.

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ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

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, DJ Jeff Moyer. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Gene Lopez & Brian Borden. Saturdays, David Britton. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Mondays, DJ Friendly. Tuesdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, DJ Aaron. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 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.

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. Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam. 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. Sundays, DJs Slacky J & Red Lox. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, downtempo, and R&B. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23. Wed 8/15, Future Cut, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, "Synesthesia" DJs spin. 773-235-9100.

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

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.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. 312-475-9800.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 8/14, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 8/10, DJs Rubio & Kid, Aubrey Jones & Laura B. spin trance. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. Fri 8/17, DJs spin R&B, house, and drum 'n' bass. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 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 nightly, 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 MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 10 PM. 312-427-1774.

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.

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

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

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.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and funk. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

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 nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Fri 8/10, 8:30 PM, Dave Carlson (tribute to Elvis). 312-266-1944.

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

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

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

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, Eric Daley. Tuesdays, Doc, Mickey International. Wednesdays, DJ Hello Kitty. Thursdays, Gary Guy & Kevin Maxey. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJ Vince Lawrence & percussionist Louie Louie. 312-587-8469.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Hello Kitty. Saturdays, Matt Warren. Thursdays, DJ Jevon Jackson. 312-527-5600.

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.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. 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. Thursdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Vince Lawrence, DJs Speed & Flipside. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Flipside, DJ Mike Steele. 773-528-3400.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Brian Borden. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. Thu 8/16, "Semiconscious and Cosmic Breaks." 773-665-1110.

LINCOLN PARK ATHLETIC CLUB 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM. 773-477-3661.

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.

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.

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.

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

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (5 AM Saturdays). 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly after 10:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Mood, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, Hector Lopez, DJ V. Thu 8/16, Romain, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

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.

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.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/10, Christopher Robin, Derrick Carter, Diz. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Sutekh, Kit Clayton, Tujiko Noriko (see Critic's Choice), Hecker, Dettinger (see Critic's Choice), and Monolake (see Critic's Choice), Frique & Majid, Chris Walsh, Chad Sommer, Charles Little. Mondays, "Heavy Rotation." Wed 8/15, Defharmonic, Ray_rod, Rik Shaw, One-F, T-nek, and Bob. Sat 8/18, DJ Heaven. 312-733-6699.

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.

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. Sundays, Lee Collins & Sadar, DJ Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Shon Dervis. Tuesdays, Derrick Carter, DJ Matty. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs spin. Thursdays, David Balquiedra. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/10, DJ Colette, DJ Loczi. Sat 8/11, DJs Dayhota & J-Dub. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Brian Ford spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Rekleiner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Fri 8/17, JT Donaldson, Tim Shumaker, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/18, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, DJ Heather. 773-549-4140.

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 Julian & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPINOUT Free all-ages concert with Steve "Silk" Hurley, Bear Who?, Lego, and Chris Gin. Sat 8/11, 2-6 PM, Burnham Park, 31st and Lake Shore Dr. 312-742-7529.

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: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: 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 with DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb. Thu 8/16, 11 PM, Lauren Flax, DJ Jenuine, DJ Minx. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin 6 PM-5 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, DJ Beth. 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. Fri 8/10, Saeed & Palash. Fri 8/17, Frankie Feliciano. 312-491-9729.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Swing dance concert. Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

VENUE 738 N. Clark: Thu 8/16, 10 PM, Hipolito Sanchez, Dave Brock (no cover). 312-932-0202.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Wednesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJs Martin "Boogie Man" Luna & Artie Czaja spin progressive trance and vocal house. 312-832-1717.

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). Sun 8/19, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Maestro Joe Bryl. 773-862-1540.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo and percussionist Miro. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo spin progressive house, trance, R&B, and hip-hop. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/10, DJ Traxx. Sat 8/18, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs PNS, Sativa, Tobias, Justin Long, Andre Harris, Cedric & John Patterson. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

JOHN BROWN Free in-store performance. Sat 8/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LIMELITERS Benefit for Kane-Kendall Service Coordinators. Sat 8/11, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

REBA McENTIRE, MARTINA McBRIDE, SARA EVANS, JAMIE O'NEIL, CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON Fri 8/10, 7 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

CYRIL PAHINUI & LED KAAPANA Hawaiian slack key guitar concert. Sat 8/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PETER, PAUL & MARY Sat 8/18, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SMALL POTATOES Fri 8/10, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

TOM SWEENEY, MICHAEL McDERMOTT Benefit for Hoffman Estates High School Scholarship Fund. Fri 8/10, 7 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-301-7587.

TURKIES DUNN Sun 8/12, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 773-772-8623.

GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS See Critic's Choice. Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 8/10, 10:30 PM, Blueground Undergrass, Cornmeal. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Fri 8/17, 9 PM, Freakwater, Sally Timms, Town & Country. 773-478-4408.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Honkytonk Hayride; 10 PM, DJ spins country music. Sun 8/19, 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.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 8/19, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/10, Velvet Green. Sat 8/11, Fast Eddie. Fri 8/17, Larkin Brothers. Sat 8/18, Salt Hill Mines. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 8/16, 8:30 PM, Kathy O'Hara & Diana Laffey. 708-788-2118.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Tim Grimm. 773-465-8005.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 8/14, 8 PM, Gaelic Storm. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 8/11, George & Jeanette Castady. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/17, Lazy Maybees. Sat 8/18, O'Briens. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Hank Williams III, Blacks. 773-549-0203.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 8/15, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 8/14, 8 PM, Mark Olson, Victoria Williams & the Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers. 773-525-2508.

SOUTHWIND SALOON 6915 S. Pershing, Stickney: Sun 8/12, 3 PM, benefit for the family of Gerard "Bear" Stroner with Crossfyre, Johnny Reb Band, Signature, and Breakin' Loose. 708-788-0404 or 312-886-9144.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 8/10, Art Lang & Cathy Ciolac. Fri 8/17, Bryan Dagenhart. 630-969-9720.

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

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 8/16, Cornmeal. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

KINGSNAKES Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/17, 11 AM-2 PM, at the park on York & Western, Blue Island. 708-388-5735.

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

ONE WAY STREET, BRINT ANDERSON BLUES BAND, ROCKIN' RIVIERA REVIEW Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Group. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, C.J.'s All-Star Revue with Mimi Jackson, Mike McCall & Tony Whitehead (no cover). 773-734-0491.

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck & John Carpenter. 847-549-1972.

BIG DOWNTOWN 124 S. Wabash: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Stan Jones Revue. 312-917-7399.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/14, Chico Banks Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Eddy Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 8/14, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Maurice John Vaughn 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 8/10, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 8/11, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sun 8/12, 5 PM, King Corey; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. Mon 8/13, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 8/14, Eddie Shaw. Wed 8/15, pro jam hosted by Big Ray. Thu 8/16, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 8/17, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 8/18, Vance Kelly. Sun 8/19, Frank Pellegrino & friends. 773-528-1012.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, 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 8/10, 5:30 PM, Joel Patterson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Sat 8/11, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds (no cover); 9:30 PM, Bryan Lee, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Sun 8/12, Carl Weathersby. Mon 8/13, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 8/14, Matthew Skoller. Wed 8/15, Nick Moss. Thu 8/16, Big John Dickerson. Fri 8/17, 5:30 PM, Joel Patterson (no cover); 9:30 PM, James Solberg, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sat 8/18, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Lucky Peterson, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 8/19, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Sat 8/18, 9 PM, Big Sweaty Men. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 8/13, DJ Ethan spins R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues and gospel. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, pianist Professor John. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICAGO BEACH CAFE Theater on the Lake, Fullerton and Lake Shore Dr.: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 PM, Professor John Band (no cover). 773-404-3600.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/10, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 8/11, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 8/17, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets. Sat 8/18, Tab Benoit. 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. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Deborra. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/10, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Fri 8/17, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Dizzy Bolinski & the Bluesline Express (no cover). 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 8/11, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 8/18, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 630-416-4898.

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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/10, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/10, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 8/11, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod.773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 8/11, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Tue 8/14, 8:30 PM, Mike Dangeroux (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 8/18, 9:30 PM, Steepwater 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 8/10, Jimmy Burns. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band (on the main stage). Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 8/13, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/14 and Wed 8/15, Dynatones. Thu 8/16, Chicago Playboys. Fri 8/17, Simmering. Sat 8/18, Eddie Burke. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 8/10, 6 PM, Mandi Loomis & Gene Kilty. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 312-245-0333.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mon 8/13, Chick Rodgers. Wed 8/15, Marty Sammon Band. 312-266-2400.

JUST FOR KICKS 1620 Plainfield, Joliet: Sat 8/11, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 815-730-0424.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 8/16, Lil' Ed Williams, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Nellie Travis. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. 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.

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

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Mon 8/13, 6 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/11, Dave Specter. Sat 8/18, Barclay 3. 773-252-1155.

NOAH'S ARK 3428 S. King Dr.: Tuesdays, 7 PM, gospel poetry 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 8/14, Carl Davis Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 8/11, Katherine Davis Group. Fri 8/17, Keith Scott Band. Sat 8/18, Carl Davis Band. 847-266-1313.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/17, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Eddie Shaw. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wed 8/15, Michael Coleman. Thu 8/16, King Corey. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Mississippi Heat. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/10, Lurrie Bell & the New Generation, McNeal & Black Nite. Sat 8/11, Lurrie Bell & the New Generation, Pevin Everett. Sundays, Carlos Johnson. Mon 8/13, open jam session with A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. Tue 8/14, Ice Mike Blues & Foxy Lady. Wed 8/15, Chico Banks. Thu 8/16, Lurrie Bell & the New Generation. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Carlos Johnson, Shirley King & SKB Blues. 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 8/10, Sat 8/11, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 8/15, Sharon Lewis. Thu 8/16, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 8/17, Grana Louise. Sat 8/18, Ruby Andrews. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/10, Pistol Pete. Sat 8/11, Sol Fed Joe. Fri 8/17, Vance Kelly. Sat 8/18, Howard Scott. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 8/17, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 8/18, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 8/16, 3:30 PM, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 312-441-9334.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 8/11, Liz Mandville Greeson. 773-404-4555.

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

jazz

concerts

TIM AUBUCHON QUARTET Free concert. Tue 8/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GEORGE BENSON, NNENNA FREELON Tue 8/14, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BORDERBEND with music by Carol Genetti, Eric Leonardson, Jerome Bryerton, and Daniel Godston; no cover. Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Pilsen Cafe, 2200 S. Halsted. 312-226-2211.

PETER CALLOWAY TRIO Free concert. Sun 8/12, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

KEN CHANEY EXPERIENCE Thu 8/16, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

CHICAGO YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE Benefit concert under the direction of Scott Hall. Sun 8/19, 6:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6322.

JIMMY ELLIS QUARTET Free concert. Fri 8/10, noon, Golden Dome, Garfield Park, 100 S. Central Park. 773-442-4978.

5 AFTR 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Fri 8/10, 7 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-742-7572.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Sun 8/12, 8:30 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

SUENOS Free concert. Fri 8/10, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

TIERNEY SUTTON Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice. Fri 8/10, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

DON TISCH QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

TWO FROM FOUR Free in-store performance. Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 8/17, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

LIBBY YORK Free concert. Sun 8/19, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/10, noon, Eric Schneider, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/11, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 8/15, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 8/17, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/18, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 9:30 PM, Kathy Kelly Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/17, Rob McDougle. 630-778-9090.

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, 6-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Detour. Sun 8/12 through Thu 8/16, Carmen Stokes. Fri 8/17 through Sun 8/19, 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. Mon 8/13, 8:30 PM, Jeanie Grace & Creme de la Creme Trio. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 8/15, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 8/11, 11 AM, Eric Lugosch. 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 8/10, Lou Marini, Alphonse Ponticelli & Ron Cooper. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 8/18, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CAFE BOLERO 2252 N. Western: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, singers' jam session with Marvinetta & Company. 773-227-9000.

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 & Rich Pardo. 312-266-1414.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 8/16, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Fri 8/17, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-384-2547.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: 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 Braughn & John Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM, Chris Mayhew, Alex Bednarke & Mike Jeffers. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, John Kregor, Alex Bednarke & Mike Jeffers. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the Cigar Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Les Walton Trio. Sundays, 5 PM, Gary Tu 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, 8 PM, East Winds. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

EDGEWATER BEACH CAFE 5545 N. Sheridan: Sundays, noon-2 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wed 8/15, 9 PM, Triage, Jon Mueller & Steve Nelson-Raney. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/17, Elaine Dame Duo. Sat 8/18, Eldee Young Trio. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/10, Andy Meacham Trio. Sat 8/11, Trio Du Jour. Thu 8/16, Mike Louie Trio. Fri 8/17, Mark Lessman Duo. Sat 8/18, Matt Erion Trio. 630-377-9222.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/12, 6 PM, Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 8/15, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 8/19, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

FOR LOVERS ONLY 3451 S. Michigan: Social club. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Great Black Music Be Jazz" with the Vincent Davis Quartet, followed by afterset sessions. 312-842-6199.

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.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Wed 8/15, Ted Hogarth Group. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 8/11, Rob Roy & the Bitters. Fri 8/17, A-Sharp Chicago Jazz with Kolette Stims. Sat 8/18, Joey Dunna & Top Shelf. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 8/12, 2 PM, Budapest Ragtime Band. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 8/12, 8 PM, Curtis Black Quartet. Mon 8/13, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo (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 8/16, 9 PM, Mark Madsen Quartet. Fri 8/17, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/12, 11 PM, Tierney Sutton Trio (see Critic's Choice). Mon 8/13, 9 PM, Townsound. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/17, 9 PM, Von Freeman/JoBelle Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/18, 8 PM, Von Freeman/JoBelle Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/19, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Thu 8/16, 9 PM, Public Eye. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 8/14, 9 PM, Standard Deviation, Laurie Lee Moses. 312-362-9707.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays. Fri 8/10, Airborne. Sat 8/11, Lehman-Boss Guitar Duo. Thu 8/16, Andy Meacham Trio. Fri 8/17, Scott Stenten. Sat 8/18, Gary Tu 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 8/10 through Sun 8/12, Ray Brown Trio. Tue 8/14 through Sun 8/19, James Moody Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Ken Chaney. 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. Sun 8/19, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/10, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz & John Beard. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman. 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: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. Sat 8/18, 10 PM, Los Hombres Calientes. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Eldee Young & Marshall Vente. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Roz Ellington. Thu 8/16, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo; 9 PM, Eldee Young & Marshall Vente. Fri 8/17, 9 PM, Eldee Young & Marshall Vente. Sat 8/18, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 8/15, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thu 8/16, Scott Engle/Jason Roebke/Josh Abrams/Kent Kessler. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show (8/12 with Kalyan Pathak; 8/19 with Dave Onderdonk); see Critic's Choice. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Josh Quinlan. 773-743-3355.

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 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Don Stiernberg Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Kathy Kelly Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Fambro Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Cory Radford/Jon Lundbom Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/10, Tierney Sutton Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Sat 8/11, Redd Holt Quartet. Sun 8/12, Elaine Dame Trio. Mon 8/13, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 8/15, Tom Muellner Trio. Thu 8/16, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 8/17, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 8/18, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Sun 8/19, Urban Twist. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/10, Rankinfyle. Sat 8/11, Flippomusic. Tue 8/14, Dana Lawrence. Sat 8/18, Derrick Stout Quintet. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/10, Midtown Quartet. Thursdays, jazz jam hosted by Brian Abraham & Will Sadler. Fri 8/17, Corey Wilkes Quintet. 773-248-3093.

THE ROOM 5900 N. Broadway: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Gloria Shannon. 773-989-7666.

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. Fridays, 7 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 Quartet performs music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 8/11, 6:30 PM, guitarist Zvonimir Tot. 630-264-0634.

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

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 8 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Ken Vandermark with Hamid Drake & Nate McBride. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Tue 8/14, 8 PM, Placenta hosts an open mike. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 8/16, Players Step Outside. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Ari Brown Ensemble. 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. Fridays, 6 PM, Eric Lugosch. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Fri 8/10, Francine Griffin & Jodie Christian. 773-404-4555.

VIVA JAVA 1147 W. Granville: Sundays, 4 PM, Ikkyu. 773-274-8040.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/17, Paul Wertico Trio. 773-929-1300.

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

international

concerts

AZUKAR Thu 8/16, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

DAVID CALZADO Y CHARANGA HABANERA perform at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/18, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

INCA SON Sat 8/11, 7 PM (preceded by a preconcert discussion), Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-3442.

INCA SON with the Grant Park Orchestra. Fri 8/17, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-742-4763.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND in a children's concert. Sat 8/11, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ANGEL MELENDEZ & 911 MAMBO BAND Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/11, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

MUSIC IN THE HEART: SACRED MUSIC FROM DIVERSE CULTURES includes tonal chanting by Tibetan Monks, Deva 2000 Indian Kirtan Call & Answer, and others. Sat 8/18, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-864-2181.

SONES DE MEXICO Free concert. Thu 8/16, 7:30 PM (at Chicago Summerdance; preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

international

clubs

BLACK FOREST 8840 Waukegan, Morton Grove: Saturdays, 6 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 847-965-3113.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: 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.

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

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Wed 8/15, 10:30 PM, DJs Lulu & Luis; 11 PM, La Vanda Dura. 773-325-2233.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/11 and Sat 8/18, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 8/12, 8 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana. Wed 8/15, 8 PM, Rokia Traore (see Critic's Choice). Thu 8/16, 9 PM, Hector Silviera y Su Orquesta. 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 8/18, 10 PM, Los Hombres Calientes. 773-404-9494.

MI FAMILIA 1931 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and rock en espanol. 773-297-3178.

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, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-736-9498.

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.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mondays, 7:30 PM, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz. 312-932-0006.

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

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Thu 8/16, 10 PM, David Calzado & La Charanga Habanera. 312-427-2572 or 847-969-1602.

classical

BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA Keith Lockhart, conductor, with Mariachi Cobre (Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Guanieri, Copland, Fernandez, Piazzolla, and others). Sun 8/19, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CARIBOU COFFEE 2070 N. Clybourn: Sat 8/18, 6-9 PM, guitarist Kurt David Phillips. 773-755-7613.

ALICIA DE LARROCHA piano, in an all-Granados program. Mon 8/13, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NAZAR DZHURYN AND IVANA BUKVIC cello and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Dvorak, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky). Free admission. Wed 8/15, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

ELLEN ESPENSCHIED AND ROY LEE carillon. Sun 8/12, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059. Mon 8/13, 7 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

GALLERY 37 MUSICIANS in a free chamber music concert. Fri 8/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GALLERY 37 OPERATICS ENSEMBLES in free concerts. Tue 8/14 through Thu 8/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 8/10, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor (J. Strauss, Schumann, Stravinsky). Sat 8/11 and Sun 8/12, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham (Prokofiev, Williams). Thu 8/16 and Sat 8/18, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Martin, tenor Jonathon Welch, bass David Pittsinger, and the Grant Park Chorus in a performance of Verdi's Requiem. Fri 8/17, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with Andean folk ensemble Inca Son (Ginastera, Fernandez, Chavez, traditional). 312-742-4763.

KAIROS chamber ensemble in a free concert. Sat 8/11, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

LIRA SINGERS perform Polish and American hymns in a benefit for renovation of Jesuits' Millennium Center. Sun 8/19, 3 PM, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. 773-508-7040 or 773-539-4900.

VALENTINA LISITSA AND ALEXEI KUZNETSOFF pianos, with percussionists Pedro Carneiro and Michael Green (Bolcom, Bartok, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff). See Critic's Choice. Wed 8/15, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-742-4763.

LISA MAATOUK, ANN DIETER, WILLIAM CANDELARIO, AND JAMIE HAGEDORN soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, and piano (Mozart, Delibes, Puccini, Mascagni, Weill, Porter). Sun 8/19, 3 PM, Old St. Mary's Church, 23 E. Van Buren. 312-922-3444.

NEW ENGLAND LYRIC ARTS TRIO Fri 8/17, 7 PM, the Georgian, 422 Davis, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Ho Chung Yeh conducts lecture-concerts. Tue 8/14 and Thu 8/16, 7 PM, the Georgian, 422 Davis, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA with soprano Elizabeth Harrison (Mozart, Schubert). Wed 8/15, 7 PM, the Georgian, 422 Davis, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel conducts a swing music concert featuring vocalist Michael Gough. Wed 8/15, 8 PM, David Alan Miller, conductor, with pianist Jeremy Denk (Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, J. Strauss, R. Strauss, Ives/Schumann, Stravinsky, Copland). 847-266-5100.

ROB ROHLAND piano, in a free concert (MacDowell, Griffes, Gershwin). Tue 8/14, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

HELEN TINTES AND KLAUS SCHUERMANN in a free vocal recital (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Loewe). Mon 8/13, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Debussy). Sun 8/12, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

JOHN WIDMANN carillon. Sun 8/19, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Mark Peskanov, conductor and violin, with violinist Karen Smith (Mozart, Bach, Kreisler). 815-338-5300.

fairs & festivals

AUGUSTFEST 2001 Central Park between 26th and 27th: Fri 8/10, 5 PM, Nico Flores; 5:30 PM, DJ Rainbow; 6:30 PM, Nico Flores; 7 PM, singing contest; 8 PM, Poder Latino. Sat 8/11, 2 PM, Horizontes Mexicanos; 3:30 PM, Cuerdas Clasicas; 4:30 PM, Poder Latino; 5 PM, Nico Flores, Anita Jurado, Ismael Ochoa & Alondra de San Jose; 6 PM, Tierna Imagen; 7 PM, singing contest; 7:30 PM, Onyx. Sun 8/12, 10 AM, DJ Rainbow; 11:30 AM, Onyx; 12:30 PM, singing contest; 1 PM, Tierna Imagen; 1:30 PM, DJ Rainbow; 2:30 PM, Grupo Quien; 4 PM, Los Ciclones del Norte; 5 PM, Nico Flores, Alondra de San Jose, Los Fantasticos & Ismael Ochoa; 5:30 PM, Poder Latino; 7 PM, Banda Azteca, singing contest. 773-522-0142.

EDISON PARK FEST 2001 Olmsted and Oshkosh: Sat 8/18, 12:30 PM, Public I; 1:30 PM, Chuck & Friends; 2:45 PM, Mason Rivers; 5:30 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames; 8:30 PM, Maryann & the Professors. Sun 8/19, 12:30 PM, Bill O'Connell & the Skyliners; 3:15 PM, Anne & the Banned; 6:45 PM, Revolver. 773-631-0063.

46TH ANNUAL GINZA HOLIDAY Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee: Fri 8/17, 8:50 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group. Sat 8/18, 1 PM, Kogen Taiko Group; 2:20 PM, Hoetsu Daiko; 4:10 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group; 7 PM, Kogen Taiko Group. Sun 8/19, 1 PM, Kogen Taiko Group; 3:40 PM, Na Kapuna Ukulele Group; 4 PM, Hoetsu Daiko. Festival also features dance groups and martial-arts and crafts demonstrations. 312-943-7801.

GOLD COAST ART FAIR Huron and Wells: Sat 8/11 and Sun 8/12, noon-8 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 847-444-9600.

LOVE & PEACE FEST on the grounds of the George M. Eisenberg Boys & Girls Club, 1207 W. Taylor: Fri 8/10, 4-5:30 PM, Midnight Sun, Tommy Rollins, Northernaires & others. 312-266-6633.

MILK PAIL DAYS 2001 Milk Pail, Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Fri 8/10, 7-10 PM, Plunging Necklines & others. Sat 8/11, noon-10 PM, Echosend, Geary Smith Blues Band. 847-742-5040.

RETRO ON ROSCOE Roscoe and Damen: Sat 8/11, noon, Jennifer Peterson, Joel Frankel, Flammable Dress; 1:30 PM, Waystation, Covered in Honey; 3 PM, Seven Day Run, Custom on It; 5 PM, Virginia Coalition, Generations, Bumpus; 6:30 PM, Ophur; 7:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Mighty Blue Kings; 8:30 PM, Quantum Leep. Sun 8/12, noon, Mark Watson Band, Sara Osmar, Sam & S'Yen; 1 PM, Bottle of Justus; 1:30 PM, Strain Busy Sky; 3 PM, Tarbox Ramblers, Juleps; 4:45 PM, No Fate; 5 PM, Hello Mr. Arthur, Domestic Problems; 5:15 PM, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band; 7 PM, Casolando; 7:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Mike & Joe; 8:30 PM, Four Charms. 773-665-4682.

ROCK THE RIVER Michigan and Wacker: Fri 8/10, 5 PM, Carl Weathersby; 6:15 PM, Gizzae; 7:45 PM, Koffee Brown; 8:45 PM, Eden's Crush. Sat 8/11, 1:30 PM, Could It Be Magic? (Barry Manilow tribute); 2:30 PM, Release; 3:30 PM, Gullibanque; 5 PM, Yellowman; 6:45 PM, Alejandro Escovedo; 8:15 PM, Patti Smith. 1-800-306-0142.

ST. PROCOPIUS KERMESSE Allport between 16th and 18th: Fri 8/10, 6-11 PM, and Sat 8/11 and Sun 8/12, noon-11 PM, Inolvidable, Fuego 2000, Huaches de Michoacan, Conquistadores & others. 312-226-7887

WEED STREET FESTIVAL outside Joe's, 940 W. Weed: Sat 8/11, 2:30 PM, Spymob; 4 PM, the Ruse; 5:30 PM, Simmering; 7 PM, Swinging Lovehammers; 8:45 PM, Nine Days. Sun 8/12, 2 PM, John Eddie Band; 4 PM, Umphrey's McGee; 6:30 PM, Hello Dave; 8:30 PM, Samples. 312-337-3486.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL See Classical.

miscellaneous

BIG SMITH Drumming and performance parade. Sun 8/19, 3 PM, Humboldt Park Stables, 3105 W. Division. 312-742-1421.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Children's concert. Fri 8/17, 6:30 PM, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. 312-742-7843.

ELLA JENKINS Children's concert. Sat 8/18, 2 PM, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. 312-742-7624.

MUSIC IN THE HEART: SACRED MUSIC FROM DIVERSE CULTURES includes tonal chanting by Tibetan Monks, Deva 2000 Indian Kirtan Call & Answer, and others. Sat 8/18, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-864-2181.

PAUL'S BACKYARD Children's concerts. Wed 8/15, 1 PM, Wendt Park, 667 W. Roscoe. 312-742-7802. Sun 8/19, 2 PM, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway. 312-742-7591.

ZUCCHINI BROTHERS in a children's concert. Sat 8/18, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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