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ERYKAH BADU, NIKKA COSTA Sun 8/26, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

BARENAKED LADIES, PROCLAIMERS, SARAH HARMER Fri 8/24, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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.

CHIC Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SHAWN COLVIN, EMMYLOU HARRIS & SPYBOY Tue 8/21, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

DAVID CRAWFORD Free in-store performance. Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook.

CREAM JONES Free concert. Fri 8/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CRYSTAL METHOD, UBERZONE, STATIC REVENGER 18 & over show. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

DESTINY'S CHILD, NELLY, DREAM, EVE, 3LW Sun 8/26, 6 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

THOMAS DUNNING, PLUNGING NECKLINES, JUSTIN ROBERTS, JOE CASSIDY, LIAM DAVIS Ghana/Ireland Festival concert and tribute to Irish pop and rock. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

EPICS Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/24, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

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.

FAMOUS BROTHERS, NAOMI ASHLEY perform as part of the Noble Fool Theater Company's comedy and music series "Wild Card Wednesdays." Wed 8/22, 7:30 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 8 E. Randolph. 312-630-2631 or 312-902-1500.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES, KEB' MO' Fri 8/24, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

GEEZERS, OTHERCIDE, ABALONE PENGUIN, MOXY BLUE Sat 8/25, 6 PM, Cloudland Studio, 2210 S. Halsted. 312-666-3445.

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.

GUITAR FISH Free concert. Thu 8/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ANNE HARRIS Thu 8/23, 6 PM, northwest terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410 or 312-902-1500.

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

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

JAYHAWKS, INDIGENOUS Benefit for Lincoln Park Zoo. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

JUNIOR, A-SET, STEREOTYPES, DJ MARY JANE Benefit for Trap Door Theatre. Sat 8/18, 8 PM, Gallery 2828, 2828 N. Milwaukee. 773-384-0494.

DAWN HOLT LAUBER Free concert. Fri 8/17 and Fri 8/24, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

MANY SONGS, ONE SPIRIT with Liz Pazik, Charles Brown, Laura Durocher & Jennie Landfield. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

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

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

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

THE NEED, HISSYFITS, LORAXX, MARY TIMONY & JAMES IHA, BARBARA MANNING & THE GO-LUCKY'S, NICOLE MITCHELL & WOMEN OF BLACK EARTH, TERESA VASQUEZ 17 & over show; see Spot Check. Fri 8/17, 9 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-4000.

TED NUGENT Thu 8/23, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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

O'JAYS, WHISPERS Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MAURA PHENEY & JACK SHORT 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.

DICK POLK ORCHESTRA performs ballroom music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/26, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RATDOG, RUSTED ROOT, KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE, KELLER WILLIAMS, DJ LOGIC Fri 8/24, 6 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

ST. JAMS Free concert. Sun 8/26, 4 PM, Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview. 312-742-7816.

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

MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND with Sheila E., Greg Lake, Roger Hodgson, Ian Hunter & Howard Jones. Wed 8/22, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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

WATCHA TOUR with La Ley, Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, Latin Froz, Juanes, Dover, El Otro Yo. Sat 8/18, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

WATERHOUSE Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

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.

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 8/17, 9 PM, Freakwater, Sally Timms, Town & Country. Sat 8/18, 9 PM, Riptones, Cash Audio, Moonshine Willy, Buzz & the Blobs, Big Breakfast. Thu 8/23, 8 PM, "Freeform Sessions" with Shampoobah, Subconscious Collective, Gross Prophets, Brother Noompsi. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Cane Corso, Torben Floor, Last Great Liar, Rain Gods. 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 8/18, Patchouli. Fri 8/24, Greg Steele. Sat 8/25, Seraphine. 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 8/17, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, Jeff White & the Front Porch, Joe Kile. Sat 8/18, Travelbee, Baroo, John Dalton Band. Sun 8/19, Greedy Gretchen, Charm. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/21, Tug Boat, Copper. Wed 8/22, Down the Line, Dunbar. Thu 8/23, Deadly Snakes, Guilty Pleasures, Peelers. Fri 8/24, Polkaholics, Spies Who Surf, Finches. Sat 8/25, Low Rent, American Cosmonaut, Hagers Bend, Dolari. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/17, Julius Caeser, Lake Shore Drive, Leisure Dynamics. Sat 8/18, Good Goddamns, Violently Ill, Turkies Dunn, Millimeters Mercury. Fri 8/24, Buzzfuzzter, Fever Dog. Sun 8/26, Qualifire. 773-384-0043.

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

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Flocos. 708-535-4800.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley. Sat 8/18, 11 AM, Laura Glyda; 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. Sun 8/19, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Trio. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thursdays, 9 PM, Slam Papi's Postmodern Vaudeville hosted by Marc Smith. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 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 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Greyhounds. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Chicago Horns. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/17, Salvation Amy. Sat 8/18, Guilty. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 8/24, Swank, Forgotten Toys. Sat 8/25, Nightride. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wed 8/22, acoustic jam session with Matt McBride. Fri 8/24, Jimmy Van Zant. Sat 8/25, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/17, Strange Diva. Fri 8/24, Dogs Undecided. 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 8/17, Suede & Blue Roy. Fri 8/24, Tumbleweeds. Sat 8/25, Bryan Harrell. 847-256-8870.

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Fri 8/17, 9 PM, Acoustic Alternatives, Mighty Joe. 630-778-6350.

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 8/17, Faux Harmonics. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/18, Lush Budgett. Fri 8/24, Immigrant Suns Orchestra, Scavenger Quartet. 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. Sat 8/18, Brothers in Arms. Thu 8/23, Tyson Parker Band. Fri 8/24, Sundance. 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 (8/23 with Tom Yore, Thunder Ed). 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 8/17, Halfway Jane, Dolari. Sat 8/18, Dogs Undecided, Murphys Band. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Robert Cornelius 7. Fri 8/24, the Lash. Sat 8/25, Pat McCurdy. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/17, Domestic Problems, Plain Jane. Sat 8/18, Underwater People, Friends of Pete. Sundays, M-80's. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 8/23, the Band Not Formerly Known as KISS. Sat 8/25, Rubber, Sofa King. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 8/17, Rubber. Sat 8/18, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 8/24, Quantum Leep. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Holeshot. 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 8/17, 8 PM, Kevin Barthel; 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Sat 8/18, 8 PM, Jennifer Chada; 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Sun 8/19 and Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Keith Cornell, Andrea Behegan-Gough, Tairen M. Foster & Allison Whittier (performing "Say Yes: The Kander & Ebb Songbook.") Wed 8/22, 8 PM, Holly McNeill. Thu 8/23, 8 PM, Sally Schleker. Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Holly McNeill; 10:30 PM, Sally Schleker. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Sally Schleker; 10:30 PM, Holly McNeill. 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 8/17, DJ Mike Miller (tribute to Elvis). Sun 8/19, DJs Mike & Kenny (tribute to Radio Birdman). Mon 8/20, DJ Kathy spins punk (tribute to Joe Strummer). Tue 8/21, DJ Jen B. Wed 8/22, DJ Daniel spins country & western. Thu 8/23, Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/17, 9:30 PM, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (see Critic's Choice), Detachment Kit, Woolworthy. Sat 8/18, 10:30 PM, Starball, Julie Korman. Wed 8/22, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Goblins. Thu 8/23, 9:30 PM, Bouncing Balls, Ellen Rosner, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Gayle Ritt. Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Giant Step, Howlin' Maggie, Brain Rakes. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Grant Lee Phillips, David Lovering. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 8/17, Insomnia. Sat 8/18, Smalls. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/24, Mooch. Sat 8/25, Bounty Hunter. 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 8/17, Underwater People, Kimi Hayes. Sat 8/18, Stray Toasters, Steve Kouba. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 8/24, 1160. Sat 8/25, Crazy Diamond, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. 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. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 8/20, Lexie Bloor Band, Tony Piscotti. Tue 8/21, Red Elvises, Stray Toasters. Wed 8/22, Rachel Yamagata, Popfly. Thu 8/23, Josh Richter Band, Swag, Naked & Shameless. Fri 8/24, Joe Armstrong, Sour Deluxe, Unique Chique. Sat 8/25, Nubile Thangs, Starch Martins, Morris Minors, Wes Cunningham. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/17, Ali Baba & the Thieves. Sat 8/18, the Blast. Fri 8/24, Abu. Sat 8/25, Chuckleheads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. 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, Fruitbats (see Spot Check), Matt Marque. Sun 8/19, 7 PM, Metalux, Tracy & the Plastics (see Critic's Choice), Analog Tara, Occasional Detroit, Aches. Mon 8/20, 10 PM, Novasonic Down Hyperspace, Hickson Compact Group, Miles Tilmann. Tue 8/21, Martires del Compas (see Critic's Choice). Wed 8/22, Mudhoney (see Spot Check), Gaza Strippers. Thu 8/23, Mudhoney (see Spot Check), Cobra Verde. Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Pinback, We Ragazzi, Northern Song Dynasty, Zincs. Sat 8/25, Khan, Julee Cruise, Maximum Cloud. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Ted Leo Pharmacists, Juno, A-Set. 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 8/17, 7 PM, Art Loinz & the Wet Dixxx, 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, Pilot to Gunner; 10 PM, Cock ESP, Absorb, Chicago Sound. Tue 8/21, 6 PM, Sig Transit Gloria, Reunion Show, the Exit, Nine Lives, Gina Go Faster. Wed 8/22, 6 PM, Cipher, Abeyance, Endicott, Boxing Water; 10 PM, Metric System, Neptune (see Spot Check), Rom. Thu 8/23, 6 PM, Sky Came Falling, Waterdown (see Spot Check), I Farm, Recension; 10 PM, Tricky Woo, Geraldine, Means. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, American Heritage, Anthem 88, Anodyne, Suicide Note. Sat 8/25, 6 PM, First Grade Crush, God's Reflex, Park, Boy Lion; 10 PM, Early Humans. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Homesick for Space, Emily Shrine. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Duke Tumatoe. Sat 8/18, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & the Louisiana Red Hot Band. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Thu 8/23, 8:30 PM, Magnolia Sisters. Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Jack Ingram & the Beat Up Ford Band, Hollisters, Pat Haney & the Well Readnecks. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24, 9 PM, John McHugh & Co. 847-821-1234.

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 8/18, Quiet Storm. Sat 8/25, Midnight. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 8/17, Lisa Renee Band. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/24, Maggie Speaks. 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 630-964-5000.

FUTURE WORLD 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 on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/17, Scrounge for Change, Steve Buscemi's Teeth, Silverado. Sat 8/18, Muck Stungun, Unique Chique. Wed 8/22, Nancy & Garrett's Songwriter Showcase. Fri 8/24, Pasquale. Sat 8/25, Surf Zombies. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/17, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mon 8/20, 9 PM, Jared Michaels. Tue 8/21, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jared Michaels. Wed 8/22, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 8/23, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Fri 8/24, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Mon 8/20, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 8/21, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 8/22, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 8/23, 5:30 PM, Scott Montgomery & Matt Long; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/25, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/26, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 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. 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.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 8/24, 5 PM, Mighty Joe. 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 8/18, 10 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Jack Straw. Sat 8/18, 10:30 PM, Cryin' Souls. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/17, Fin, Blind Man's Bluff. Sat 8/18, Big Hello, You're Pretty. Thu 8/23, Millions. Fri 8/24, Thousand Waves, Alan Ruffin, Over Easy. Sat 8/25, Aldermen, Rock & Roll Daredevils. 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.

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 8/17, 4 PM, Tallulah, From Quagmire, Jenny Toomey, Rebecca Pearcy; 10 PM, Dolly Varden, Centromatic, Little Grizzly. Sat 8/18, 10 PM, Frontier (with film loops by Jeff Economy & Caroline), Ashtar Command. Mon 8/20, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 8/22, 9 PM, Martires del Compas (see Critic's Choice), Abberation Quartet. Thu 8/23, 9 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Kelly Hogan & Andy Hopkins, Riptones (benefit for Turn It Down: A Campaign Against White Power Music). Sun 8/26, 9 PM, Reverend Screaming Fingers & Phantom Drummer, Bric-a-brac, Thin Man. 773-227-4433.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fridays, steppers dance party. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/17, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sun 8/19, 5 PM, Millinary, Sur La Mer, Ripley Caine, Minim. Wed 8/22, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" with the Whiplash Orchestra & others. Thu 8/23, 8 PM, benefit for WRTE with Nortec Collective (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/17, 9:30 PM, Incognito. Sat 8/18, Tower of Power, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Mon 8/20, 7 PM, Exo, Jupiter Blue, Marvel Kind. Tue 8/21, 6:45 PM, Left Undone, Seven Day Run. Wed 8/22, 6:45 PM, Dexter Freebish, Sugar Bomb, Kameron Fry. Thu 8/23, 6:45 PM, Days of the New, Pete, Lennon. Fri 8/24, Zebra, Radakka. Sun 8/26, Vanilla Fudge. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 8/18, 9 PM, Felix & the Cats. 312-245-0333.

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 8/17 and Sat 8/18, A-440. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Shiri. Sat 8/25, Fat Time. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 8/17, Marty Lloyd Band, Bottle of Justus. Sat 8/18, Tantric, Swinging Love Hammers. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Fri 8/24, Mr. Blotto, Hundo. Sat 8/25, M-80's. 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 8/17, Mr. Blotto, Hello Mr. Arthur. Sat 8/18, Something for Joey, Mini Reubens. Fri 8/24, Vida Blues, Butterside Down. Sat 8/25, Segway, Treeline, Pinch. 773-975-0505.

LEE STREET BILLIARDS 1122 Lee, Des Plaines: Sun 8/26, 6 PM, Backdowns, Louie & the Baracudas, Perps. 847-296-8934.

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 8/17, DJ Ray Fielder. Sat 8/18, Hundo, Penthouse Playboys. Sun 8/19, Red Dahlia, Very Metal. Tue 8/21, A.J. Love, Town Sound. Wed 8/22, R.U.R., Negligents, D'z Nutz. Thursdays, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 8/24, All Systems Halt. Sat 8/25, Milk Plow. Sun 8/26, Blue Lit Souls, Kam. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/17, Oh My God, Quasar Wut Wut, Ruben Waters Loves You. Wed 8/22, MVP, Lubraphonic. Thu 8/23, 9 PM, Mil Mulliganos, Forms, Clyde Federal. Fri 8/24, Robbie Fulks, J-200. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Melissa Ferrick. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Fri 8/17, Wild Bob. Sat 8/18, Recliners. Fri 8/24, Fonnmohr. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Selective Recall. Sat 8/25, Recliners. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Squarepusher (see Critic's Choice), 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. Mon 8/20, 6:30 PM, Reggie & the Full Effect, Hot Rod Circuit, Ultimate Fakebook, Koufax. Tue 8/21, 6:30 PM, Nada Surf, Ozma, Rilo Kiley, Auroro Rien. Thu 8/23, 5:30 PM, "Plea for Peace: Take Action Tour" (see Spot Check) with Alkaline Trio, Hot Water Music, Cave In, Selby Tigers, Eyeliners, Thrice (benefit for the National Hopeline Network). Fri 8/24, 6:30 PM, No One, Crash Poet, American Head Charge, Logic 34. Sat 8/25, 6:30 PM, Plain White T's, Split Habit, the Dog & Everything, Tone Deaf George; 11 PM, Bad Boy Bill, Paul Johnson, Gant Garrard. Sun 8/26, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Empyrean, Seraphine, Milhous. 773-549-0203.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Carrie Monster & YZGI spin goth. Sat 8/18, Libido Grande, Textbook. Tue 8/21, live bands perform. 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: Sat 8/18, 10:30 PM, ARC, Spacegod Reunion, turntablist Abdul Bosko. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/17, 10 PM, Bob's Yer Uncle. Sat 8/18, 10 PM, Ethan Semone's All-Star Stage Spectacular (no cover). Mon 8/20, 9 PM, Universe Neo, Illios, Garden Foundation, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Wed 8/22, 9 PM, Seven Day Run. Thu 8/23, 9:30 PM, Martires del Compas (see Critic's Choice). Fri 8/24, 9:30 PM, Mark Watson Band, Lauren Brombert, Beki Hemingway. Sat 8/25, 9:30 PM, "Thaxploitation" with Triple Process, Ched, Kindness, Raccoons. 847-869-0450.

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

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/17, 10 PM, "Identical 2 None" with Brother El, Sidewalk Scholars, Braids, Cache 22, Alo, DJs Reel One & Skor. Sat 8/18, 10:30 PM, Bumpus, Westfall. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Wolcott, Ruck La' Rou, So Far. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Fly Williams. 773-489-0011.

OLD TINLEY PUB & EATERY 17020 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 8/25, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-422-8017 or 708-532-4409.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Sat 8/18, Rock Bottom. 773-267-5197.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/25, Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath tribute band), Hells Bells (AC/DC tribute band). 847-428-0562.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/17, Lush Budget. Sat 8/18, Creepy D. Sun 8/19, 7 PM, 3 Card Guts; 10 PM, Bible of the Devil, Returnables, Filthy Jim. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 8/22,

Aaron Bowland, Cara Bech, Manny Guevara, Dan Wallace. Thu 8/23, Nurv Tonic, Milkbaby. Fri 8/24, Mongrel, White. Sat 8/25, Wellstones. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Dolly Varden. 773-486-9862.

PIONEER TAP 7445 Randolph, Forest Park: Sun 8/19, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 708-771-4909.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sat 8/18, 9:30 PM, Lieutenant Squirrel. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Twisted Hoedown. 773-248-3093.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Thu 8/23, 8 PM, Mighty Joe. 630-428-4274.

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 8/17, Smalls. Fri 8/24, Only Sons. 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 8/17, 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, Justin Roberts. Tue 8/21, 9 PM, Songs: Ohia, Gaberdine, Intelligibles. Wed 8/22, 9 PM, Autoliner, Wes Hollywood, Meg Super Ultra. Thu 8/23, 9 PM, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Bottletones, Dear Johns. Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Shins, Busy Signals, Oranges Band. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Daevid Allen & the University of Errors, Analogue II, Denali. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Kevin Coyne; 9:30 PM, Alto Heceta, Speed of Sauce. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/18, Rubber. Sat 8/25, Animation. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Joey Edwin. 312-337-7900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 8/17, Big Backyard, DJ Mikey B. Sat 8/18, Alex & the All-stars. Thu 8/23, Nobody's Romeo. Fri 8/24, Wojdyla, DJ Mikey B. Sat 8/25, Mudy Flor Band. 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 8/17, Kilswitch, Infrared, Fault Line, Chrysalis. Sat 8/18, Arrivals, North by Northwest, Rollo Tomasi. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 8/23, Perps, Ben Brodsky. Fri 8/24, Musical Vibrations. Sat 8/25, Shattered Angels, Punk-Rock, Sector 7. 708-922-9950.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Sun 8/26, 8 PM, Ambivert, Ray_rod. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Sun 8/19, 5 PM, open mike; 8 PM, Stella Marie, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, Doria Roberts, Diana Darby, the Push. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb. Sat 8/25, Knee Deep Shag, All Fours. 773-278-6600.

TUCKAWAY TAVERN 2545 Plainfield, Joliet: Sat 8/25, 6:30 PM, Mighty Joe. 815-436-9259.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/17, Rock Star Club, Indoor Boy, Powerwagon. Sat 8/18, Elbow, Sister Child, Milkplow. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. Wed 8/22, Symptoms. 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 8/17, Generations. Sat 8/18, J.P. & the Cats. Wed 8/22, Blackmaker, Release. Sat 8/25, Arra. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/17, Mickey Brothers. Sat 8/18 and Sat 8/25, open stage. Fri 8/24, Andrew & the Tree. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/17, Dub Dis, Pelvic Delta. Sat 8/18, Innocent, Michael Black. Sun 8/19, Innocent. Mondays, RSB. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 8/22, Carl Brown. Thu 8/23, Blezz Brezz. Fri 8/24, Flex Crew. Sat 8/25, D'jambi. Sun 8/26, Worla Girl. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/18, Fat Time. Tuesdays, Acoustolingus. Thu 8/23, the Gruv. Fri 8/24, Delorians. Sat 8/25, Pat MacDonald. 773-929-1300.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/17, Blue Turtle Tea Party. Sat 8/18, Seed Band. Sun 8/19, Greyhounds. Wed 8/22, S.G.B. Fri 8/24, Dexter Grove. Sat 8/25, Living Daylights. 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.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJ Rudy spins merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

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 (Sun 8/26, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince). 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. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. 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 spin techno and house. Wed 8/22, DJ? Acucrack, 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 8/21, DJ Stevie 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 8/17, DJs spin R&B, house, and drum 'n' bass, with vocalists Sandy B. & Ali Damisi. 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 8/24, Suzanne Palmer, Dana Stovall, DJ Mark Picchiotti. Sat 8/25, Pepper Mashay. Sun 8/26, Loletta Holloway. 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). Fri 8/24, Derrick May. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 8/26, 10 PM, "Version" with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7 PM-midnight Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). 312-338-3788.

ENERGY FINAL 5 with DJ Confusion, Breakdown B, Tony 2 Much, DJ Justin, DJ Dropout, DJ Structure, Defdasm, Fast Fingaz Franky, Phil K Swift. Fri 8/17, 9 PM-4 AM, Studio 21, 2121 E. New York, Aurora. 630-415-3464.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 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, DJs Vince Lawrence, Jimmie Page & Martin "Boogieman" Luna, 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 8/23, 8 PM, benefit for WRTE with Nortec Collective (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

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. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/25, 11 PM, Bad Boy Bill, Paul Johnson, Grant Garrard. 773-549-0203.

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

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Fieldgrade, Music For. 773-728-5010.

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: DJ Tankboy spins funk and disco-house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. 773-489-0011.

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.

SARINA PARIS, ROCKELL, CHILI HIFLY, NEW LIFE CRISIS, KIM SOZZI, ALI DAMISI, ULTRA NATE, THUNDERPUSS, TKA perform at Energy Blast 2001. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, the Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 630-833-8368 or 312-559-1212.

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 8/23, Alton Miller, 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 Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/17, DJ Heather, Bear Who?, Devo, Christopher Robin. Sat 8/18, DJ Heaven, Phil Smart, Chad Sommer, Frique & Majid. Mondays, "Heavy Rotation." Tue 8/21, Trancenation with DJ Jim Belanger. Wed 8/22, Hiroki, Josh Werner. Thu 8/23, Natassa, Kurt Frederick, John B.I.D. Simmons, Realm, Splinter, Dave Reality. Sat 8/25, Chris Walsh, Chad Sommer, Charles Little. 312-733-6699.

SANCTUARY with Fission 451, Chris Tomasone, DJ Justin, Alex Peace, Mixin' Marc, Naw-T-Boy Nardi, JesOne, Eric Marquez, DJ Schmidt, Q, Mario Sainz, Jeremy Juice & DJ Limit. Sat 8/25, 7 PM-8 AM, call for location. 847-622-7832.

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 8/17, JT Donaldson, Tim Shumaker, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/18, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, DJ Heather. 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 8/24, Todd Omotani, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/25, Kenny Hawkes, Luke Solomon. 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.

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.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Sun 8/26, 8 PM, Ambivert, Ray_rod. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Verb & Pure spin Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt DJs spin rare groove. 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 spins progressive house. 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 8/17, Frankie Feliciano. Fri 8/24, Alexi Delano. 312-491-9729.

VENUE 738 N. Clark: Thu 8/23, 10 PM, Tim Zavier, Andrei Morant (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 8/17, DJ D-Double, DJ Traxx, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 8/18, DJs PNS, Sativa, Tobias, Justin Long, Andre Harris, Cedric & John Patterson. Fri 8/24, Natural Rhythm, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 8/25, Oxia & the Hacker. 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.

SHAWN COLVIN, EMMYLOU HARRIS & SPYBOY Tue 8/21, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GREAT BIG SEA, NATALIE MACMASTER, MICHAEL MC DERMOTT Sat 8/25, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DAVID HONIGSBERG Free concert. Fri 8/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

folk & country

clubs

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Switchback. 312-226-6666.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 8/19, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 8/25, Kelly Kessler & Lawrence Peters with Lonestar State. Sun 8/26, Brother Greg. 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 8/17, 9:30 PM, and Sat 8/18, 10 PM, Dalriada. Fri 8/24, 9:30 PM, Velvet Green. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, John Dillon. 708-687-9323.

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 8/17, Larkin Brothers. Sat 8/18, Salt Hill Mines. Fri 8/24, Napper Tandy. Sat 8/25, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 8/22, 8:30 PM, Lucky Break. 708-788-2118.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 8/22, Nancy & Garrett's Songwriter Showcase. 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: Thu 8/23, 10 PM, David Honigsberg. 773-465-8005.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 8/23, 9 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Kelly Hogan & Andy Hopkins, Riptones (benefit for Turn It Down: A Campaign Against White Power Music). Fri 8/24, 9:30 PM, Steepwater, Urban Twang. Sat 8/25, 9:30 PM, Riptones, Boulivar Shagnasty Brass Band, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 8/25, O'Briens. 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 8/20, 9 PM, Ol' Yeller, Catfish Haven. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 8/17, Bryan Dagenhart. Fri 8/24, Steve Castle. 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 8/23, Cornmeal. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ANTHONY BROWN Benefit for Urban Life Center. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd. 773-293-3087.

CHICAGO DRIVESHAFT Free in-store performance. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

15TH ANNUAL COME AS YOU ARE GOSPEL MUSICAL FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Free concert. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski. 312-744-1252.

B.B. KING, JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS, TOMMY CASTRO perform at Lloyd's Blues Music Festival. Tue 8/21, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-902-1500.

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.

KEVIN PURCELL & THE NIGHTBURNERS, SABERTOOTH QUARTET, KEN SAYDAK QUARTET, BOBBY LEWIS QUINTET perform at Eclectic Picnic XIII. Sun 8/26, 1 PM, courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ROSA'S BLUES CRUISE with the Platinum Band, aboard the Spirit of Chicago, departing Sat 8/25, 12:30 AM, from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 773-342-0452.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Mick Taylor & His All-star Blues Band. 773-478-4408.

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 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Eddy Clearwater Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/21, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Allen Batts Band with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 8/21, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. 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 8/17, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 8/18, Vance Kelly. Sun 8/19, Frank Pellegrino & friends. Mon 8/20, Big James. Tue 8/21, Sammy Fender & Rockin' Johnny. Wed 8/22, Pistol Pete. Thu 8/23, Vino Louden. Fri 8/24, Platinum Band. Sat 8/25, John Primer & the Real Deal. Sun 8/26, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 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 8/17, 5:30 PM, Joel Patterson (no cover); 9:30 PM, James Solberg, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sat 8/18, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Lucky Peterson, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 8/19, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 8/20, jam hosted by

King Corey. Tue 8/21, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys with Madison Slim. Wed 8/22, Joe Moss. Thu 8/23, Pistol Pete. Fri 8/24, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Roomful of Blues, Mondos Blues Angels. Sat 8/25, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Wayne Brooks, Eric George Band. Sun 8/26, Carl Weathersby. 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 8/20, DJ Steve 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 8/17 and Sat 8/18, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. 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 8/17, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets. Sat 8/18, Tab Benoit. Fri 8/24, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. Sat 8/25, Anthony Gomes Band. 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 8/17, 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 8/18, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 8/25, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. 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.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 8/18, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. Tue 8/21, 8:30 PM, Tom Holland & Kingdom Blues (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 8/25, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie 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 8/17, Simmering. Sat 8/18, Eddie Burke. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 8/20, No Mercy Band. Tue 8/21, Maurice John Vaughn. Wed 8/22, Phil Armetta. Thu 8/23, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Etta James, Bobby Murray Band (on the Main Stage); 10 PM, Chicago Playboys (on the Back Porch Stage). 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 8/17, 6 PM, Mandi Loomis & Gene Kilty. Fri 8/24, 6 PM, Deep Fried Blues Duo. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. 312-245-0333.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Nellie Travis. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 8/23, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/17, Laretha Weathersby & the Wrist Band. Sat 8/18, BB Queen & Her Detroit Road Show. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. Wed 8/22, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (no cover). Fri 8/24, Nellie Travis & the Men in Black. Sat 8/25, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. 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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/18, Barclay 3. Sat 8/25, Big Sweaty Men. 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 8/21, Ken Saydak Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/17, Keith Scott Band. Sat 8/18, Carl Davis Band. Wed 8/22, Keith Scott Band. Thu 8/23, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 8/25, Joe Moss 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 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Mississippi Heat. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wed 8/22,

Matthew Skoller. Thu 8/23, Soul Kitchen. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Carey Bell, Eddy Clearwater. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Carlos Johnson, Shirley King & SKB Blues. Sundays, Carlos Johnson. Mondays, open jam session with A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. Tue 8/21, Shirley King Band. Wed 8/22, Jimmy Burns. Thu 8/23, Lurrie Bell & the New Generation. Fri 8/24, Zora Young, Jimmy Burns. Sat 8/25, Zora Young, Pevin Everett. 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 8/17, Grana Louise. Sat 8/18, Ruby Andrews (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 8/22, Sharon Lewis. Thu 8/23, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 8/24, John Primer. Sat 8/25, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/17, Vance Kelly. Sat 8/18, Howard Scott. Fri 8/24, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 8/25, Jostelyn Weed. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/17, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 8/18, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 8/24, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 8/25, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 8/18, Aaron Moore. 773-404-4555.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Fri 8/24, Howard & the White Boys, King Corey. 630-264-2739.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free concert. Tue 8/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FRED ANDERSON & ROBERT BARRY Free in-store performance. Thu 8/23, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

SANDIP BURMAN, STANLEY CLARKE, HOWARD LEVY, JERRY GOODMAN, STEVE SMITH, PAUL BOLLENBACK & DAVID PIETRO Mon 8/20, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY JAZZ FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

RON HAYES QUINTET Thu 8/23, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Free concert. Thu 8/23, 7 PM, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. 312-742-7634.

JERRY JOHNSON Free concert. Sun 8/26, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

KEVIN PURCELL & THE NIGHTBURNERS, SABERTOOTH QUARTET, KEN SAYDAK QUARTET, BOBBY LEWIS QUINTET perform at Eclectic Picnic XIII. Sun 8/26, 1 PM, courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

RIPPINGTONS Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

ROOTED: ORIGINS OF NOW Tatsu Aoki, composer, performed by Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Ameen Muhammad, Hide Yoshihashi, Hiroshi Eguchi, Taku Akiyama, Toru Hironaka, Jason Matsumoto, Ryan Toguri, Mia Park, Jonathan Chen & Yoko Noge. Free admission. Sun 8/26, 3 PM, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th. 312-427-1676.

RICK SHANDLING TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Swing dance concert. Fri 8/24, 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 8/17, 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. 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 8/22, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 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 8/24, noon, Kim Cusack, Ric Bendel, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/25, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 9:30 PM, Eddie Johnson/Ryan Shultz/John Young/John Bany. 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 8/17 through Sat 8/25, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 8/26, Danny Lerman. 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: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 8/22, Scott Lies Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 8/25, 11 AM, Eric Lugosch. 312-226-6666.

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. Fri 8/17, Los Hombres Perdidos. Thu 8/23, John Paris/Steve Thomas Quartet. 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. Mon 8/20, 7:30 PM, Judi K Trio. 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.

CUCINA ROMA 185 Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Sat 8/18, 7:30 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Dan Gillogly. 847-478-9600.

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.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/17, Fri 8/24, and Sat 8/25, 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 8/17, Mark Lessman Duo. Sat 8/18, Matt Erion Trio. Thu 8/23, Spats & His Dixie Cats. Fri 8/24, Gessner/Baglione Duo. Sat 8/25, Marcus Jefferson Trio. 630-377-9222.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Equinox 5. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/19, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Sun 8/26, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. 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.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 8/25, Damian Espinosa. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 8/20, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Band. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/17, A-Sharp Chicago Jazz with Kolette Stims. Sat 8/18, Joey Dunna & Top Shelf. Sat 8/25, Andy Meacham Trio with Layni Katz. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 8/26, 2 PM, tribute to Jim Beebe (retirement party and benefit). 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/17, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sun 8/19, 8 PM, Ryan Shultz Quartet (no cover). Mon 8/20, 8 PM, Mike Ferro Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Alejo Poveda, Steve Eisen, Jose Valdes, and Thomas Kini. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 8/23, 9 PM, Todd Herbert Quartet with Jodie Christian. Fri 8/24, Fareed Haque Quintet. Sat 8/25, Detour with Phil Seed. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/24, 9 PM, B-3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, B-3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 8/22, 9 PM, Martires del Compas (see Critic's Choice), Aberration Quartet. 773-227-4433.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 8/19, 21-10 Trio. Sun 8/26, Nate Walcott's Heart Break Ensemble. 773-935-2118.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays. Fri 8/17, Scott Stenten. Sat 8/18, Gary Tu Trio. Thu 8/23, Wally Brath Trio. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Sandie Gilson. 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 8/17 through Sun 8/19, James Moody Quartet. Tue 8/21 through Sun 8/26, Kenny Burrell Quartet (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. 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: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: 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.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Sun 8/19, 6 PM, Equinox 5. 773-252-1639.

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

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 8/17, 9 PM, Eldee Young & Marshall Vente. Sat 8/18, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Thu 8/23, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Bill Dickens, Roz Ellington. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 8/22, 7 PM, Airborne. 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 8/23, Jerry Bryerton/D. Maddox/Carol Genetti/Jim Baker. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show (8/19 with Dave Onderdonk & Larry Beers; 8/26 with Ken Nordine, Chris Nordine & Paul Wertico). 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 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Kathy Kelly Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Redd Holt 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 8/17, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 8/18, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Sundays, Urban Twist. Mon 8/20, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 8/22, Peter Z. Trio. Fri 8/24, Long Count Quartet. Sat 8/25, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 8/18, Derrick Stout Quintet. Tue 8/21, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Fri 8/24, Rankinfyle. Sat 8/25, Franz Jackson Quartet. 847-266-1313.

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

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 8/19, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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 8/25, 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 LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 8/20, Equinox 5. 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. 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 8/17 and Sat 8/18, Ari Brown Ensemble. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 8/23, 5 Aftr 5. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Ernest Dawkins Trio. 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 8/17, Joanna Ashley & Laura Hoffman. 773-404-4555.

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

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

international

concerts

LOS BANDITS Free concert. Thu 8/23, 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.

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.

DIE FIDELEN KIRCHHEIMER Free concert. Mon 8/20, 7 PM, Giddings Plaza, 4700 N. Lincoln. 773-728-3890.

FUERZA Y ALMA Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GHANIAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, CONCORDE Ghana/Ireland Festival concert; free admission. Sun 8/26, 2 PM, Fourth Floor Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GHANNATA INTERNATIONALE WITH JOE DE ACHISO Ghana/Ireland Festival concert; free admission. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Fourth Floor Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

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.

NUEVA CHARANGA Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/25, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BILLY RIVERA CON SU ORQUESTA Thu 8/23, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

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 8/22, 10:30 PM, DJs Lulu & Luis; 11 PM, Papa Sanchez y Su Fuerza y Alma. 773-325-2233.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tue 8/21, Martires del Compas (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 8/22, 9 PM, Martires del Compas (see Critic's Choice), Abberation Quartet. 773-227-4433.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/18, 9 PM, Mambo Express. Thu 8/23, 8 PM, benefit for WRTE with Nortec Collective (see Critic's Choice). Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Orquesta Latira. 312-362-9707.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/24, Lalo Rodriguez, Cano Estremera. 312-266-2400.

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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Thu 8/23, 9:30 PM, Martires del Compas (see Critic's Choice). 847-869-0450.

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.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 8/23, Grupo Sabor. 773-472-1000.

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.

TJ'S RESTAURANT Radisson Lincolnwood Hotel, 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Thu 8/23, 7:30 PM, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. 847-982-5647.

classical

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

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman in a free concert (Prokofiev, Bizet, Elgar, Gershwin, and others). Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM, Wing Park, 1000 Wing, Elgin. 847-931-5613.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 8/17, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with Andean folk ensemble Inca Son (Ginastera, Fernandez, Chavez, traditional). 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. 312-742-4763.

SUSAN HOFFMAN voice, in a free concert. Wed 8/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Zubin Mehta, conductor, with violinist Pinchas Zukerman (Bartok, Mozart, Schubert). Wed 8/22, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

KIMBERLY E. JONES soprano, with pianist Jeff Panko in a free vocal recital (Faure, Debussy, R. Strauss, Barber, Gershwin, Handel). Mon 8/20, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

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.

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.

McHENRY COUNTY CHAMBER WINDS in a free concert (Mozart, Beethoven). Wed 8/22, 7:30 PM, Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. 847-854-9786.

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

NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA with pianist Christina Ay-Chen Long and nickelharpist Jim Kendros in a free concert (Chopin, L. Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Grieg, Bartok, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Bizet, Gliere). Sun 8/19, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

L'OPERA PICCOLA Richard Boldrey conducts Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/26, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-560-1072.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Thu 8/23 ("dress rehearsal") and Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Andrew Litton conducts Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with the Canadian Brass. 847-266-5100.

JOHN WIDMANN carillon. Sun 8/19, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059. Mon 8/20, 7 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

fairs & festivals

15TH ANNUAL COME AS YOU ARE GOSPEL MUSICAL FESTIVAL 63rd Street Beach, 63rd at the lake: Sat 8/18, noon-8 PM, Paulette Bush & the Chicago State University Gospel Choir, L'Andre Patterson & the Shop Choir, Walter Howard & the Dedicated to Christ Ensemble, Tony Tidwell & Righteous Living, Pastor Steve Jones & the Praise Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Church Choir, Shekinah Glory Ministry, Virtuous Standard, Larry Jones with One Accord, Dubose Brothers, Bishop Troy Gardner & the Victory Deliverance Choir, New St. Mark Church Choir, Anthony Macadory & the Resurrected Voices, Evening Star Baptist Church Choir, Christ Temple Apostolic Church Choir, Delon Bowen & the Tribe of Judah, Blessed, Changed Men, Minister Daniels William Smith Jr. & the Renewed Voices for Christ, Joel & the R.I.N.G. Family, Fountain of Life Baptist Church Joy Choir & others. 773-826-8575.

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 Chicago Skyliners; 3:15 PM, Anne & the Banned; 6:45 PM, Revolver (Beatles tribute). 773-631-0063.

ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY JAZZ FESTIVAL Racine between 64th and Marquette: Sat 8/25, Roscoe Mitchell, Von Freeman, George Freeman, Maggie Brown, Ernest Khabeer Dawkins, Live the Spirit Englewood Jazz Band. 773-651-7563.

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.

GOOSE ISLAND FEST Clybourn and Sheffield: Fri 8/24, 5 PM, Brain Rakes; 6:30 PM, Iffy; 8 PM, Bob Mould. Sat 8/25, 2 PM, Barry Winograd Trio; 3 PM, Brian Anderson; 4 PM, Signalman; 5:15 PM, Baldwin Brothers; 6:30 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire; 8 PM, Vertical Horizon. Sun 8/26, 1:30 PM, Butterfly Child; 3 PM, Sleeping at Last; 4:30 PM, Radiators; 6:30 PM, Graham Parker; 8 PM, Sonia Dada. 773-348-6784.

KANE COUNTY FAMILY RIBFEST on the grounds of Kane County Events Center, 34W002 Cherry, Geneva: Thu 8/23, 7 PM, Deluxury; 9:15 PM, Starship with Mickey Thomas. Fri 8/24, 7:15 PM, Off Broadway; 9:15 PM, Foghat. Sat 8/25, 2 PM, American English; 3 PM, Coyotees; 3:45 PM, Temptations; 5:15 PM, Coyotees; 6 PM, Doobie Brothers, Old Town School of Folk Music Family Sing-along; 8 PM, Infinity. Sun 8/26, 2 PM, Bopology; 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Family Sing-along; 5 PM, Deja Vu; 7:30 PM, John Waite. 630-208-9567.

PAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL Soldier Field, 16th and Lake Shore Dr.: Sun 8/19, noon-10 PM, Cheo Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Huey Dunbar & others. See Post No Bills. 312-421-5121.

ST. DANIEL'S SUMMERFEST on the grounds of St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 5330 S. Nashville: Fri 8/17, 8 PM, Backstreet. Sat 8/18, 2 PM, Stas Bulanda & Dyno Chicago; 8 PM, Fabulous Jones. Sun 8/19, 2 PM, Freeze Dried; 7 PM, Short Cuts. 773-586-1223.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL presents music on two Grant Park stages. Sat 8/25, La Super Estrella Day Stage, Columbus and Lake Shore Dr.: 11 AM, Ivana d'Arc; 11:40 AM, Orquesta Yorumba; 12:25 PM, Marco Antonia Cruz; 1 PM, Buscando Estrellas; 2:10 PM, Sona Reinas y Yomo Toro. Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus and Jackson: 2:35 PM, Grupo Dimension; 3:15 PM, Los Tecolines; 4:20 PM, Los Tigrillos; 5:15 PM, DC3; 6:20 PM, Caballo Dorado; 7:25 PM, Oro Solido; 8:30 PM, Fulanito. Sun 8/26, La Super Estrella Day Stage: 11 AM, Azabache; 11:50 AM, Everardo y su Flota; 12:40 PM, Grupo Fama; 1:30 PM, Buscando Estrellas; 2:20 PM, Joselito. Petrillo Music Shell: 2:35 PM, Rico; 3:20 PM Son Reinas y Yomo Toro; 4:15 PM, Dinora y la Juventud; 5:10 PM, Jalisco Band; 6:15 PM, Flaco Jimenez; 7:15 PM, Grupo Mania; 8:25 PM, Grupo Limite. 312-744-3370.

miscellaneous

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

EXPLOSION LATINA Children's concert of Puerto Rican music. Sun 8/26, 2 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312-527-1000.

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 concert. Sun 8/19, 2 PM, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway. 312-742-7591.

PRIMERA ORQUESTA DE CUATRO DE CHICAGO Children's concert of Puerto Rican music. Thu 8/23, 6:30 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312-527-1000.

JUSTIN ROBERTS & TONY ROGERS Children's concert. Sat 8/18, 4 PM, Bell Studio, 3428 N. Southport. 773-281-2172.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 8/17, Cook County Jazz Commission. Mon 8/20, Sarah Benkendorf Revue 2001 Young Performers. Tue 8/21, Latin Music Festival preview. 312-346-3278.

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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