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concerts

BOB ARCI Sun 9/23, 1:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth, River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3835.

BACKSTREET BOYS Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID BYRNE Fri 9/14, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CABARET AT NOON Impersonators perform at a benefit for Community Service Options, Inc. Sat 9/22, noon, Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th, Hickory Hills. 773-884-1000, ext. 247.

GEORGE & JOE CHRISTOPOULOS Benefit for LINKS North Shore Youth Health Service. Sat 9/15, 6 PM, Warner Park & Gardens, 1440 W. Warner. 773-348-1254.

MIKE CLARK'S PRESCRIPTION RENEWAL, B-SIDE PLAYERS, DJ GREYBOY See Spot Check. Thu 9/20, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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.

WES CUNNINGHAM Free concert. Fri 9/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RUSTY DAVIS Fri 9/14, 2 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT, RAY'S MUSIC EXCHANGE See Spot Check. Fri 9/14, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DISCO BISCUITS Sat 9/15, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

KEVIN DRUMM & SIMPARCH at an opening for their architecturally site-specific sound exhibit. Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

PHIL DUNAVAN Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

EARTH WIND & FIRE, RUFUS WITH CHAKA KHAN Thu 9/20, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

FANTOMAS Sun 9/16, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GABERDINE Free concert. Fri 9/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Sat 9/22, 7 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

DANIELA MERCURY, GIGI, GANGE BRASS BAND Thu 9/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-1322 or 312-559-1212.

MILLS BROTHERS Thu 9/20 and Fri 9/21, 2 PM, and Sat 9/22, 6 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

MOE Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

OVERSOUL Benefit for Madison Hobley & the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Sun 9/16, 6 PM, La Cumbamba, 2311 W. North. 773-955-4841.

WILLY PORTER, CATHY BRAATEN, WENDY DEBIAS Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SLIPKNOT, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RAMMSTEIN, MUDVAYNE, NO ONE See Spot Check. Fri 9/14, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SONIDO INK with Brenda Cardenas. Sat 9/15, 2 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

SPINOUT Free all-ages concert with Nortec Collective and Mazi. Sat 9/22, 2-6 PM, Burnham Park, 31st and Lake Shore Dr. 312-742-1938.

MICHAEL STRENING JR. Free concert. Thu 9/20, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Sat 9/22, 4 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 13 W. Rand, Arlington Heights. 847-259-5304.

THINGFISH performs at an opening reception for the art exhibit "Finders Keepers." Fri 9/14, 5:30 PM, 2nd Floor Gallery, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-514-1802.

TIERRA, LITTLE JOE Y LA FAMILIA, RICHARD BEAN, TOGETHER Sat 9/22, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TRICKY, CANIBUS See Critic's Choice. Wed 9/19, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TWIST OF MARLEY with Lee Ritenour, Gerald Albright, Phil Perry & Jonathan Butler. Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

UNDER YOUR SPELL Tribute to Phyllis Hyman. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Legacy Cultural Theatre, 12952 Western, Blue Island. 708-239-0285.

WEEZER, COLD, THE START Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS, RON SEXSMITH Mon 9/17, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

XTRAVAGANZA Multimedia performance by the Builders Association explores the history of entertainment through theater and technology. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, 8 PM, and Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5432.

MARY YOUNGBLOOD, WADE FERNANDEZ, CLAN/DESTINE Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 9/14, 11 PM, Brassy (see Critic's Choice), Dishes. Sat 9/15, 6 PM, Minus Five with Wilco (see Post No Bills); 10 PM, Brother, Dezi Donnelly, Eamon McElholm. Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Dave Wakeling, Deals Gone Bad, DJ Chuck Wren. Wed 9/19, 8 PM, Yayhoos (see Spot Check), Steepwater Band, S.O.S. Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Strain Busy Sky. Sun 9/23, 8 PM, Kila, Mark Sheehy, Annika Bentley. 773-478-4408.

ALIVEONE 2683 N. Halsted: "Live" jukebox music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, "bootleg night." 773-348-9800.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Thu 9/20, 9 PM, Aunt Janet. 773-348-5100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/14, Zach Phillips & Gloria Taylor. Sat 9/15, Dan Hazlett. Fri 9/21, Celestial Static. Sat 9/22, Julia Fachet. 630-778-9090.

BABY DOLL POLKA CLUB 6102 S. Central: Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Polkaholics (no cover). 773-58 2-9706.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Sundays, Fuego da Burnah, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, DJs spin hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs spin classic rock, metal, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Ivan, Tim Burnz & Fuego tha Burnah. Fri 9/21, V90. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 9/14, Riptones, Earl, Brother Lowdown. Sat 9/15, Hundo, Punsapaya, Wes Hollywood. Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Pro & Con Productions with Spo, Tony Banies, Rugged Science. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/18, Naked Soul, Hello Hello. Wed 9/19, Full, Rat Bag Hero. Thu 9/20, Love Cowboys, the Charm. Fri 9/21, Holly Golightly, Ponys, Happy Supply. Sat 9/22, the Bomb, Reno Divorce, Punching Grey. 773-281-4444.

BIG DOWNTOWN 124 S. Wabash: Wed 9/19, 7 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 312-917-7399.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/14, Squid Virtual, JR Truckdriver, Your Mom SRO. Sat 9/15, Wolcott, Krypton, Sfso's, Just Add Water, Sugarfried Super O's. Fri 9/21, Blue Ribbon Brothers. 773-384-0043.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 9/15, 11 AM, Chris Walz; 10 PM, Justin Planasch. Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Gingi Lahera & Bradley Williams. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thursdays, 9 PM, Slam Papi's Postmodern Vaudeville hosted by Marc Smith. Fri 9/21, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley. Sat 9/22, 11 AM, Jennifer French Quartet; 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. Sun 9/23, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Trio. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sat 9/15, Astral Project. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with the Chicago Horns. Fri 9/21, Speargrass. Sat 9/22, Blue Turtle Tea Party. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/14, Catfish Jenkins. Sat 9/15, Pop Fiction, Thousand Ways. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 9/21, Stray Toasters. Sat 9/22, Wombat Carnival. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, Professor John Band. Sat 9/15, T.J. Dennis. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. Sat 9/22, Chubby Carrier. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/14, Soul Pigs. Fri 9/21, Six Strings. 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.

BUTCH McGUIRE'S 20 W. Division: Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Sometime Singers. 312-337-9080.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/14, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 9/22, Montgomery Road. 847-256-8870.

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Shermans, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Quasar Wut Wut. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/15, Diplomats of Solid Sound. Sun 9/23, Chris Mills. 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 9/15, Brothers in Arms. 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 español, and hip-hop. 312-397-0600.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (9/20 with Kristin Van Meter, Gayle Weiss). 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. Tue 9/18, 6 PM, Captu Colioney. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, Family Style, 56 Hope Road. Sat 9/15, acoustic jam with Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Rico. Fri 9/21, Pat McCurdy. Sat 9/22, Air This Side of Caution, Absinthe Blind, Treeline. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, Dan Darrah Band. Sat 9/15, Underwater People, BMC. Thursdays, M-80's. Fri 9/21, Soul Cracker, Pleasing Betty. Sat 9/22, Then Again, Murph's Band. 773-327-1662.

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 9/14, 8 PM, Lucia Spina; 10:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. Sat 9/15, 8 and 10:30 PM, Keith Cornell, Andrea Behegan-Gough, Tairen M. Foster & Allison Whittier perform "Say Yes: The Kander & Ebb Songbook." Sundays, 7 PM, 3 Girls 3. Wed 9/19, 8 PM, Robert Whorton. Thu 9/20, 8 PM, Sarah Motes. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Lucia Spina; 10:30 PM, Kat Taylor. Sat 9/22, 8 and 10:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. 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 9/14, DJ Tim Larson spins Brit pop. Sun 9/16, DJs Bob & Kevin. Mon 9/17, DJ Sonja spins punk. Tue 9/18, DJ Billy Spunke. Wed 9/19, DJs Mike & Megan spin country & western. Thu 9/20, DJ Tony. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/14, 9 PM, Ike Reilly, Starball, Rob La Forte. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Toilet Boys (see Spot Check), Electric Frankenstein, Hustler, DJ Andrew Malcolm. Sun 9/16, 9 PM, Trailer Hitch, Metropolis, High Plains Drifter. Wed 9/19, 9 PM, Superbig, Zero to Nine, Split Habit. Thu 9/20, 9 PM, Turnerjoy, American Cosmonaut, Ming. Fri 9/21, 9:30 PM, Iffy, Giant Step, Plastics Hi-Fi, Ebb-n-flow. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Hellshock, Crash Poet, Milk Plow, Meqqa. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/21, the Blast. Sat 9/22, Lisa Renee. 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 9/14, Dr. Kinetic, Core. Sat 9/15, Pimps, Synge. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 9/19, Pleasing Betty, Milhous, 12AX2. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 9/21, Seventh Heaven, Blackout. Sat 9/22, Harmoney Riley, Billhouse. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/14, Dolari, Lyla Stone, Treeline, Alan Dee. Sat 9/15, Bumpus, Group Therapy, Nectar. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 9/17, Lexie Bloor Band, Barbara Sorensen. Tue 9/18, Winter Leoncour, Stories for Boys, Nectarine Knockout. Wed 9/19, Clip, Half Stanchon. Thu 9/20, Valve, Silicon Honey. Fri 9/21, Pinch, Last of the Showmen, King Candy. Sat 9/22, Java, Telstar, Magnaphonics, T.J. Dennis. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/14, Camouflage Guru. Sat 9/15, Chuckleheads. Fri 9/21, Statik. Sat 9/22, Cryin' Souls. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, 9 PM, Dead Moon, Easy Action, Bible of the Devil (see Spot Check). Sat 9/15, Clinic (see Critic's Choice), Tenki, Happy Supply. Sun 9/16, 7 PM, Convocation Of, X27, Che Arthur. Mon 9/17, "Metallicaid" with Stagecoach, Phantom Three. Wed 9/19, To Rococo Rot, Ribbon Effect, Marymari. Thu 9/20, Ex-Girl (see Spot Check), Evil Beaver, Loraxx. Fri 9/21, Nerves, Atombombpocketknife, Ping-Pong Bitches. Sat 9/22, Dr. Israel & Seven, Youngblood Brass Band, Molemen. Sun 9/23, 8:30 PM, Rapture, the Vue, Dan Friel. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Breakin' Strings. Fri 9/21, Abi. 630-435-5288.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, "Hip-hop Cafe" with E3, Diz Crown, Vision & others. Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJs spin goth & industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael 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 9/14, 6 PM, Impossibles, River City High, Recover. Sat 9/15, 9 PM, Black Beauties, Sweet J.A.P., 100 Flowers, White Outs. Sun 9/16, 7 PM, Electric Frankenstein, Mashers, Mexican Cheerleader, Monster Trux. Mon 9/17, 6 PM, Blood Brothers, Wolf Colonel, Stillwell, La Mantra de Fhiqria, Heligoats. Tue 9/18, 7 PM, Army of Ponch, Rules of Attraction, Tubuku. Wed 9/19, 7 PM, Scared of Chaka, Applicators, the Ghost. Thu 9/20, 8 PM, Phantom Limbs, Quatre Tete. Fri 9/21, 7 PM, New End Original, Lupine, Story So Far, Pezz. Sat 9/22, 5 PM, Converge, Drowning Man, Nora, Playing Enemy; 10 PM, Zeke, Nerves, Killer Elite. Sun 9/23, 6 PM, Strike Anywhere, Supersleuth, Saturday Supercade, Littleman Complex. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Rico. Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Bill Quateman & Self Control with Buzz Feiten. 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. Thu 9/20, Michael Lescher Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8:45 PM; no cover. Sat 9/15, Ultimate Party Band. Sat 9/22, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/21, Rico. Sat 9/22, American English. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 9/22, Last Chance. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/14, Annihilator Excruciator, Yard Gnomes. Sat 9/15, Last Drag, Gasoline Rainbows. Wed 9/19, Nancy & Garrett Showcase. Fri 9/21, Nakidhed. Sat 9/22, Feo. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/14, Homage Sun. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 9/14, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 9/17, 9 PM, Diane Sinclair & Beckie Menzie. Tue 9/18, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 9/19, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 9/20, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Fri 9/21, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/14, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sat 9/15, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 9/16, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 9/17, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 9/18, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 9/19, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Thu 9/20, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 9/23, 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.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. 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 9/14, Life in General, Mystechs. Sat 9/15, Audio ID, Magnesium, Oucho Sparks. Thu 9/20, Triple Process, Tautologic. Fri 9/21, Dummy, Walking Man. Sat 9/22, Rolls, Danglers. 773-472-5139.

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

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 9/20, Dawn Patrol. Sat 9/22, Mike & Gina. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Karma Sutra. Fri 9/21 10 PM, Family of Souls. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/14, 8 PM, "Energy Bath" hosted by Cheryl Trykv with Sally Timms, Katherine August, Vernon Tonges, David Isaacson, Missing Tooth, and Lovely Little Girls; 10:30 PM, Pistol Whipped, Third Grade Teacher. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Pullman (see Critic's Choice), Papa M, Orso. Sun 9/16, 9 PM, Herc., Rube Waddell, Dorian Taj. Mon 9/17, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 9/20, 8 PM, benefit for the Wicker Park Campaign to End the Death Penalty with Ancient Greeks & others. Fri 9/21, 10 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Wilders. Sat 9/22, 5th annual Hideout Block Party (benefits Possibilities in Life: Art for Youth): 2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 3 PM, Dr. Israel & Seven; 4 PM, Kelly Hogan; 5 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 6 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire; 7 PM, Bare Jr.; 8 PM, New Pornographers; 9 PM, Baldwin Brothers. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/14, Chris Shaffer & Shaffer Street, Billhouse. Sat 9/15, Sprung Rhythm. Sat 9/22, Blue Marvin. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fri 9/14, Da Millennium Boys. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Frank Muslar & the Belizean Gold, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 9/17, 6 PM, percussionist Sebastiao Apolinario performs at a poetry, short fiction, and prose reading by members of the the Nommo Gathering Black Writers Collective. Wed 9/19, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" with Plunging Necklines, Chad Southarn, Tango School, Biz the Clown & others. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 9/14, Brian Fox. Sat 9/15, Cat in the Hat. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/14, 7:30 PM, Five for Fighting, Jude (sold out). Mon 9/17, 6 PM, Verve Pipe (no cover). Wed 8/19, Big Bang Music Theory, Gertrude, Telstar, 56 Hope Road. Thu 9/20, Ted Nugent. Fri 9/21, Black Eyed Peas, Mystic. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HUBBARD STREET GRILL 351 W. Hubbard: Fri 9/14, 6:30 PM, gala benefit for American Theater Company with cajun music by We're Late and We Smell Like Beer. 773-929-1031.

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 9/14, Groovepushers. Sat 9/15, Titus. Tuesdays and Thu 9/20, Shiri. 312-266-2400.

J.J. KELLEY'S 2445 Bernice, Lansing: Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Flower Kings, Fluid Time. 708-474-9977.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, Mac McAnally & the Coral Reefer Band. Sat 9/15, Maggie Speaks. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with Life Without, Drop, Rubber. Sat 9/22, "Hairbanger's Ball." Sun 9/23, Umphrey's McGee. 312-337-3486.

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.

LITTLE ITALIAN PIZZA & PUB 1175 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/22, Backdowns, Wack Trucks. 847-459-4900.

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: Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Negligents. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Wingnuts, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Leftovers. Sun 9/16, Info Nympho. Tue 9/18, Big Electric, Almighty Rogers. Wed 9/19, Aziola Cry, Leisure Dynamics. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Matt Geraghty Group with Fareed Haque & Dana Hall. 773-252-7636.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Blue Rodeo. Tue 9/18, 9 PM, Almighty Senators, All Rectangle. Wed 9/19, MVP, Family of Souls. Thu 9/20, 9 PM, Snake Oil, Sara Osmer, Miga Trio. Fri 9/21, 9:30 PM, Gaza Strippers, Last Vegas. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Push Stars, Athenaeum, Alva Star. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 9/15, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 9/22, 7 Deez. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/15, Triple Play. Fri 9/21, 7 Deez. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 9/14, 7 PM, Stereophonics, Turin Brakes, Matthew Jay. Sat 9/15, 6:30 PM, Jimmy Eat World, Hey Mercedes, Reuben's Accomplice (sold out). Sun 9/16, 6:30 PM, 8 Stops 7, Poundseven, Close Enough, Sleeping at Last. Mon 9/17, 6:30 PM, Atmosphere with Mr. Dibbs, Cannibal Ox, Mr. Lif, Eyedea & Abilities, Aesop Rock, Prime with the Molemen. Tue 9/18, 6:30 PM, AFI, Movielife, Rise Against, American Nightmare. Wed 8/19, 6:30 PM, From Zero, Life Without, Exo, Flatline. Thu 9/20, 7 PM, Lit, Handsome Devil (sold out). Fri 9/21, 11 PM, Nortec Collective, Dr. Israel & Seven. Sat 9/22, 11 PM, World Famous Beat Junkies, Visionaries, RJ D2, Hide. Sun 9/23, 6:30 PM, Perv 54, Laine, Zen Darlings, Tracer. 773-549-0203.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, Dony Greco. 312-226-5989.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Carrie Monster & YZGI spin goth. Sat 9/15, Psychodeli. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Mon 9/17, 5 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 312-595-7437.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Bill Horist, Illusion of Safety. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Alluvion, Mora. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sat 9/15, 9:30 PM, Big Hello, Moxy Blue. Mon 9/17, 9 PM, Northside, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Wed 9/9, "Nirvanamind" with Land of the El Caminos, Pinebender, Nu Pocks, Brendon Massel, Scout Nibblett, Mike Lust, Rob Bochnik & Sue Roth. Fri 9/21, 10 PM, Pointy Teeth, Blair Mitch Project, Letters to Strangers. Sat 9/22, 8 and 11 PM, Bill Quateman, Antje. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Sirenz, Jules Taylor, Eddy Two Rivers, Steve Verdino, Anthony Whitaker, Larry Winfield & others. Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Micki Croisant. Wed 9/19, 8 PM, Brittany Safranek, Mary Kelly, Roberta Donnay. 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 9/14, Cells, Mil Mulliganos, Team Rockit, Plug Spark Sanjay. Sat 9/15, Mos Isley, Alpha Wave, Wonsers. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 9/21, Marvelkind, Amazing Kilowatts, Kiss & Ride. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, V90. 708-756-0600.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/14, Downwinders. Sat 9/15, E-Vans. Sun 9/16, Jazz Avengers. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 9/19, Peking Turtle. Thu 9/20, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 9/14, 9 PM, Black Cuntry Rock. Mon 9/17, 10 PM, Convocation Of, North by Northwest. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Tue 9/18, 9 PM, Shady Grove. 773-276-9730.

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

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

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Foam Rubber, Shady Grove. 708-423-1188.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/22, Trading Brains, Steamliner, Haeger's Bend. 847-392-6446.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Bill Quateman; 10:30 PM, Slobberbone, Star City. Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Bill Quateman. Mon 9/17, 9 PM, Tungsten 74, Saragossa & the Rock Preservation Society. Tue 9/18, 9 PM, Hello Dave, K-Floor. Thu 9/20, 9 PM, Arlo, Ellen Rosner, Marmoset. Fri 9/21, 10:30 PM, Del Rey, Abilene. Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Ken Stringfellow, Peter Salett; 10:30 PM, Sunshine Fix, Four Corners, John Vanderslice. Sun 9/23, 9 PM, Box-o-car, Push Kings. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/15, Dogs Undecided. Sat 9/22, Jostelen Weed. 630-372-2900.

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, V90. Sat 9/15, Low Birth Weight, Handicappin', Farm Team. Tue 9/18, Tarnish, Smiling Politely. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 9/20, Space & Noise Productions, Bradley Report, Star Patrol. Fri 9/21, Plain White T's, Don't Look Down, Close Enough. 708-922-9950.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, Head Down, Stunt Cat, Moskeeta & the Hypodermics. Sat 9/15, Swinging Love Hammers. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike hosted by DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & AM/PM. Fri 9/21, Frontline, Spitball, Kanser, Fine Artz. Sat 9/22, Drag Kings. 773-278-6600.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Thursdays, 10 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-296-9620.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 8/14, Tony Piscotti, Danny Santos. Sat 9/15, Tony Rogers. Sun 9/16, 7 PM, Jen Erb, Stephanie Fletcher, Jen Dainton. Mon 9/17, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Tue 9/18, BMI. Wed 9/19, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Ellen Rosner with Kristin Shout, Patty Manning, and Patty Ortega. Thu 9/20, Brittany Safranek, Mary Kelly, Roberta Donnay. Fri 8/21, Tommi Zender, Peter Salett, Andras Jones. Sun 9/23, Urban Twang. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/14, Morris Minors, Regulars. Sat 9/15, DJ Riverman, DJ Hedspin & DJ Pat Parsons spin drum 'n' bass and electronica. 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.

VAIL STREET CAFE 19 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Music at 8 PM. Fri 9/21, Remember Rome. 847-392-1164.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/14, Generations. Sat 9/15, Deluxury. Fri 9/21, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 9/22, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/14, Exhale Band. Sat 9/15, A.J. Tempo. Fri 9/21, Stone Free. Sat 9/22, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/14, Carl Brown. Sat 9/15, Flex Crew, Michael Black. Sun 9/16, Flex Crew. Mondays, RSB. Tue 9/18, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Wed 9/19, Indika, Ras Kelly, Doggie. Thu 9/20, Deals Gone Bad. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, Deloreans. Sat 9/15, Cane Corso, Lake Shore Drive. Wednesdays, Domestic Problems. Fri 9/21, Cedarcase, Paging Raymond. 773-929-1300.

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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 Peña. Mondays, DJ Friendly. Tuesdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, DJ Aaron. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

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

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 9/14, DJ Philz Deep, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Slacky J, DJs Red Lox. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Steve Melvage & Joe Buddah. 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. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 9/19, Marcus Intalex, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thu 9/20, Matter, Atomly. 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.

CAFE DOLCE 749 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Mediterrano DJ Red Lox spins music from the Middle East and Europe. 312-397-0000.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 9/18, 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 9/14, Aubrey Jones, DJ Laura B. Sat 9/15, DJ Robbie Tronco. Sun 9/16, 5 PM, Veronica Zaid, DJ Pablo. 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 9/21, Georgie Porgie, Papo Sanchez, Soul Foundation with Obioma, DJs Xavier Joshua & Tony Cano. Sat 9/22, DJ Excape. Sun 9/23, Paula Sinclare, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. 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.

DJs IXL & EXCESS perform "Hop Fu" to the film The Prodigal Son. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-2305.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Tue 9/18, 10 PM, DJ Rudy Tardy & CJ, Ideas Thief AKA Panicsville & Zipperspy (in the Dirt Room). 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). Sat 9/15, DJ Doc Martin, DJ Stefan. 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: Sundays, 10 PM, "Big Up!" with (9/16 with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells; 9/23 with Damon Locks, Wayne Montana & 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.

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.

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 Peña, 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, Eric Ross, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Flipside. 312-587-8469.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Karma Sutra. 773-465-8005.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Super Estrella Dance Party with Joselito. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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. Saturdays, DJs spin trance, house, funk, and techno. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Tim O. 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, DJs David Britton & Jimmie Page. 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. 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.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Kwest. Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Sundays, Tha Afterset Players with Marz play acid jazz. 312-649-5874.

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

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM, and Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJ Johnny B with the Revelation Fire Dancers. 847-885-2112.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM; dance floor Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM until 2 AM; DJs spin 80s disco after 8:30 PM Thursdays. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

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

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

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

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

THE 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. Wednesdays, 2 AM, DJ Malort. Thursdays, 2 AM, DJ Tasso. 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.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly after 10:30 PM. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, 10:30 PM, E-Tronneck Show, Lady D. Tuesdays, Lady D. Wednesdays, Hector Lopez, DJ V. Thursdays, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

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 9/14, Devo, Christopher Robin, Bear Who?, James Curd, Erick. Sat 9/15, Sean Hall, Billy Zane, Chris Walsh, Chad Sommer, Frique & Majid. Mon 9/17, "Heavy Rotation" with DJs Rich Medina & Ja Bril. Tue 9/18, DJ Jim Belanger spins trance. Thu 9/20, Darren Emerson. Sat 9/22, Bad Boy Bill. 312-733-6699.

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, DJs 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 9/14, Sylk 130 with King Britt, DJ Colette. Sat 9/15, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Synergy. 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 9/21, Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn, Lady D. Sat 9/22, Greg Norwood, Darrell Woodson, Kenny Carvajal. 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. Sundays, 10 PM-3 AM, "Whiplash" fetish night with Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Chilli Winters. 312-587-8779.

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 9/14, David Alvarado. Fri 9/21, Kevin Saunderson. 312-491-9729.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sat 9/15, DJ Riverman, DJ Hedspin & DJ Pat Parsons spin drum 'n' bass and electronica. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. 773-327-2739.

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.

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 9/14, Derrick Carter, Cedric, Justin Long, Sativa. Thu 9/20, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Fri 9/21, Fresh & Low. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM Celtic Festival kick-off concert; free admission. Fri 9/14, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CELTIC FEST CHICAGO has been canceled.

MIKE & AMY FINDERS, EVIE BARTON, FM SMITH, KAREN MOONEY, KENT & DOROTHY McDANIEL, JIM SIMONIS, NATURAL BOB & MIKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY Sat 9/15, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

TERRY McNAMARA, TOM ORLAND Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 9/15, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

MOUNTAIN HEART, CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Assembly of God Church, 1201 N. Dean, Woodstock. 847-726-0521.

CARRIE NEWCOMER Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

RIDERS IN THE SKY Sat 9/15, 4 and 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

STATLER BROTHERS Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900. Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS, RON SEXSMITH Mon 9/17, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DWIGHT YOAKAM, GARY ALLAN Sun 9/23, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MARY YOUNGBLOOD, WADE FERNANDEZ, CLAN/DESTINE Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 9/14, 7 PM, John Cowan, Cornmeal. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Susana Seivane, Tommy Peoples & Sean Tyrrell. Sun 9/23, 8 PM, Kila, Mark Sheehy, Annika Bentley. 773-478-4408.

BUTCH McGUIRE'S 20 W. Division: Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Sometime Singers. 312-337-9080.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 9/17, 8 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/14, Wabash Jug Band. Fri 9/21, Fallen Angels. 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 9/14, 9:30 PM, Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Dalriada. Fri 9/21, 9:30 PM, Velvet Green. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Gavin Coyle. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSING 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 9/15, Gareth Woods. Sat 9/22, Joey Edwin. 312-337-1005.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sat 9/15, 6 PM, Chicago Rovers, Tippler's Way, Irish Step Dancers. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 9/16, 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 9/14, Velvet Green. Fri 9/21, Napper Tandy. Sat 9/22, Fast Eddie. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 9/18, 8 PM, Lunasa, Karan Casey Trio with Niall Vallely. Thu 9/20, 8:30 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller (see Critic's Choice), Duane Jarvis. Sat 9/22, 9:30 PM, Beausoleil. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/15, Clearwater Connection. Sat 9/22, Carolyn Cruso. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 8/19, Nancy & Garrett Showcase. 773-489-5471.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 9/22, 5th annual Hideout Block Party (benefits Possibilities in Life: Art for Youth): 2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 3 PM, Dr. Israel & Seven; 4 PM, Kelly Hogan; 5 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 6 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire; 7 PM, Bare Jr.; 8 PM, New Pornographers with Neko Case (see Post No Bills); 9 PM, Baldwin Brothers. 773-227-4433.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/15, 9:30 PM, John Williams & Dean McGraw. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/14, Seamus O'Kane. Wed 9/19, Phoebe Fuller. Fri 9/21, Paul McHugh. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/14, Salthill Mines. Sat 9/22, O'Briens. 630-513-6300.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sun 9/16, 6:30 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-248-3093.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 9/15, 10:30 PM, Drovers, the Lash. Sun 9/16, 7 PM, Allison Moorer (see Critic's Choice), Sally Timms; 10 PM, Allison Moorer (see Critic's Choice), Jay Bennett. Wed 9/19, 9 PM, Cornmeal, Be Good Tanyas. Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Will Kimbrough, Bill Passalaqua. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 9/14, Sean Smith. Fri 9/21, Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sat 9/22, 8 PM, "Will Folk for Food" with Lis Harvey, Sarah Pinkser. 773-929-3680.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BOBBY BLAND, TYRONE DAVIS, OTIS CLAY, NELLIE TRAVIS, ARTIE WHITE, FLOYD TAYLOR & JOHNNIE TAYLOR JR., CARL WRIGHT and others perform at the National Academy of Blues International Blues Festival. Sat 9/15, 6:30 and 10:30 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 773-247-6514.

JO JO & THE BLUES TRAIN Free in-store performance. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

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

WILLIE "BIG EYES" SMITH Free "Speakin' of the Blues" performance and discussion. Tue 9/18, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

SOUTHSIDERS Free in-store performance. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND Sat 9/22, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/14, 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.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/18, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 9/18, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Chico Banks 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 9:30 PM. Fri 9/14, Joanna Connor. Sat 9/15, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sun 9/16, Lorenzo Thompson. Mon 9/17, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/18, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Wed 9/19, pro jam hosted by Big Ray. Thu 9/20, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, John Primer & the Real Deal. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 9/16 and Sun 9/23, 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 9/14, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald (no cover); 9:30 PM, Rusty Zinn, Jerry Knight Band. Sat 9/15, 6:30 PM, Ben Stevens (no cover); 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Gene Barge, Mike Zito. Sun 9/16, Joanna Connor. Mon 9/17, jam hosted by King Corey Band. Tue 9/18, Eric Culberson. Wed 9/19, Chicago Blues Angels. Thu 9/20, Eddie Shaw. Fri 9/21, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Matt "Guitar" Murphy with Brother John, Eric George Band. Sat 9/22, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Rod Piazza, Steepwater Band. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 9/17, DJ Matt spins R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues and gospel. Sat 9/22, Eric Noden. 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 9/14 and Sat 9/15, 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.

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.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Sat 9/22, 10:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-541-4700.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, Howard & the White Boys. 815-356-9980.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/14, 8:30 PM, Penthouse Playboys. 773-549-5549.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 9/14, Nightcrawlers. Thu 9/20, Michael Lescher Band. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9:30 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 9/15, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/14, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/14, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Sat 9/15, 9:30 PM, Joan Baby. 312-943-2252.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 9/15, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 9/18, 8:30 PM, Buzz Kilman & Ben Stevens (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 9/22, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. 708-484-3610.

HARVEY INN 17040 S. Halsted, Harvey: Sundays, 5 PM, Harmonica Jack & the Harvey Houserockers (no cover). 708-596-6927.

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. Sat 9/15, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 9/17, Joanna Connor. Tue 9/18, Phil Armetta. Wed 9/19, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Thu 9/20, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 9/14, 6 PM, Mandy Loomis & Gene Kilty. Sat 9/15, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays and Wed 9/19, Chick Rodgers. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Preston Shannon. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, John Primer. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 9/20, Lil' Al Thomas, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. 312-566-0555.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 10 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-826-0317.

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 9/15, Dave Specter. Sat 9/22, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Dianna Laffey, Susan Boreland, Tricia Alexander. 773-743-3355.

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 9/18, Carl Davis Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/14, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 9/15, Carl Davis Band. Fri 9/21, Mississippi Heat. Sat 9/22, Billy Flynn Band. 847-266-1313.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 9/14, 9 PM, Ben Stevens. 773-743-3355.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/14, Johnny Rawls Review. Sat 9/15, Little Smokey Smothers. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 9/19, Lil' Ed Duo. Thu 9/20, Jump City Swing Band. Fri 9/21, Dave Weld. Sat 9/22, Tremblues Swing Band. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Carlos Johnson. Mondays, open jam session with A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 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 9/14, Sat 9/15, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 9/19, Sharon Lewis. Thu 9/20, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/14, Chicago Express. Sat 9/15, Howard Scott. Fri 9/21, Pistol Pete. Sat 9/22, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/14, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 9/15, Felix & the Cats. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All Stars. 773-772-6656.

STARBUSTERS 930 Pappas, De Kalb: Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-756-3438.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 9/15, Liz Mandville Greeson. 773-404-4555.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tue 9/18, 9 PM, Matthew Skoller. Sat 9/22, Pat Smillie Band. 773-929-1300.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KYLE ASCHE TRIO Free concert. Wed 9/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOPOLOGY Swing dance concert. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

CAT CATALANI in a free performance entitled "Gershwins to Now! Favorites From the 1930s to Today." Sun 9/16, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts Duke Ellington's Black, Brown & Beige. Sat 9/22, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 312-344-6180.

CREPUSCULE Multimedia performance with artists, activists, youth, and community residents, directed by Douglas Ewart. Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Washington Park, 57th and Payne. 312-727-1676.

ELAINE DAME & MARK BURNELL Free concert. Tue 9/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KURT ELLING Sat 9/15, 9:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FROM THE EDGE WITH LAURIE LEE MOSES, DUSHON MONIQUE BROWN perform at a jazz brunch cruise aboard the Odyssey; benefit for the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. Sun 9/16, 10 AM-2 PM (ship departs at noon), Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 773-561-4662.

GEORGE GEE & HIS JUMP JIVE & WAILERS Sun 9/16, 8:30 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

JEFF LASKY TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ROOM SERVICE Free concert. Sun 9/16, 2:30 PM, outdoor garden, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

ALISON RUBLE & LIBBY YORK with Jeremy Kahn, Rob Amster, Tim Davis & Louis Stockwell; benefit for Fourth Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Programs. Sun 9/23, 12:30 PM, Gold Coast Room, Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton. 312-787-2729, ext. 231.

DAN SAURA TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

DON TISCH Free in-store performance. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

jazz

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Thu 9/20, 8 PM, Robin Nolan Trio. 773-478-4408.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/14, noon, Franz Jackson, Eric Schneider, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 9/15, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyami, Tim Halderman, Josh Thurston Milgram, Noritaka Tavaka & Andres Castillo. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 9/19, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Bill Cochran; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet. Fri 9/21, noon, Peter Roothan, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 9/22, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Jeanne Lambert Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steven Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 312-263-0700.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, Nick Colionne. Sun 9/16, Jade Williams & Co. Tue 9/18 through Sat 9/22, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 9/23, Gerald McClendon. 312-751-2433.

BARTON'S Park Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Sundays, 5 PM, Leon Keyes & Phriends. 630-325-2900.

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 9/19, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sat 9/15, Astral Project. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 9/15, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 9/20, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

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

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

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the Cigar Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Les Walton Trio. Sundays, 5 PM, Gary Tu Trio. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 630-469-1080.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1 AM, Arlene Bardelle & Craig Lanigan. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Sundays, 8 PM, East Winds. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tue 9/18, Sound in Action Trio. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 9/20, Airborne. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 9/15, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Sat 9/22, Jazz Vertigo. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 9/16, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Wed 9/19, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 9/23, 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: Fri 9/14, 9:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 9/15, Alejandro Urzagasta Quartet. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 9/17, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Sat 9/15, Shawn Salmon Trio. Wednesdays, Kimberly Gordon. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 9/21, Equinox 5. Sat 9/22, Shaken & Stirred with Suzanne Knuti. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 9/16, 2 PM, Ellington Dynasty. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Detour with Phil Seed. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 9/14, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Astral Project; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Astral Project; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/16, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Tue 9/18, 9 PM, Barclay 3. Wed 9/19, 9 PM, Bob Dogan Sextet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/21, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Billy Harper Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Billy Harper Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/23, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Steelin' Jazz. Thu 9/20, 9 PM, Public Eye. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Tue 9/18, 8 PM, Zach Brock Quintet, Vibe Flite Mission (at a party for 5a Talent Agency). Thu 9/20, 8 PM, Fred Anderson Quartet. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Phrenology Fest runs Sun 9/16 through Tue 9/18 (see Post No Bills). Sun 9/16, Alec Ramsdell/Jerry Bryerton/Dave Rempis, Shelton/Dibblee Quartet, Jeb Bishop/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Ken Vandermark. Mon 9/17, Spazztet, Dough Monkey, Triage. Tue 9/18, Andiamo, Exciting Trio, Jim Baker/Josh Abrams/Avreeayl Ra. 773-935-2118.

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 9/14 through Sun 9/16, Frank Morgan with the Willie Pickens Trio. Tue 9/18 through Sun 9/23, Charles Lloyd Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Ken Chaney. Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: 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/Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotta. 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: Music at 6 PM. Sun 9/16, Equinox 5. 773-252-1639.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Thursdays, 10 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-649-5874.

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.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Matt Geraghty Group with Fareed Haque & Dana Hall. 773-252-7636.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Thu 9/20, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Mauree Hunter, Reginald T. McCants & Buddy Fambro. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 9/19, 7 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-446-4001.

MISKA'S 3205 N. Leavitt: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-935-5373.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show. 847-869-0450.

NEW APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Von Freeman & friends. 773-483-7728.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 7 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 9/14, Tuey Connell Quartet. Sat 9/15, Erie Street. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Fri 9/21, Barclay 3. 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 9/14, 6 PM, Donny Niccolo; 9 PM, Scott Stevenson Quartet. Sat 9/15, Steve Million Quartet. Sundays, Russell Rowe Trio. Mon 9/17, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 9/19, Tito Carrillo Trio. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 9/21, 6 PM, Donny Niccolo; 9 PM, Tuey Connell Quartet. Sat 9/22, Brienn Perry Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/15, Franz Jackson Quartet. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Sat 9/22, Tuey Connell Trio. 847-266-1313.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant. Sat 9/15, 9 PM, Equinox 5. 312-467-1600.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 9/14, Kapsalis Quartet. 630-964-0773.

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

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

SEUL'S TAVERN & GRILL 1735 Orchard Lane, Northfield: Thu 9/20, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company (no cover). 847-441-8290.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 9/16, 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.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Musical Vibrations. 708-922-9950.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 9/22, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 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.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, 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 9/14, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Gary Bartz (tribute to John Coltrane). Sat 9/15, Yapree Howell & the Spacebop Vanguard. 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 9/20 and Fri 9/21, Assif Tsahar with Peter Kowald & Hamid Drake. Sat 9/22, R.J. Temple Quartet. 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, 6:30 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Fri 9/14, Joanna Ashley. 773-404-4555.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 9/20, Noveto Trio. 312-943-7815.

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Restaurant and bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-724-5100.

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

WYNDHAM LISLE HOTEL 3000 Warrenville, Lisle: Music in the Wyndham Symposium Room. Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Marlene Rosenberg. 630-325-8624.

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concerts

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Susana Seivane, Tommy Peoples & Sean Tyrrell. 773-478-4408.

VALERIE SALGADO BOOKER performs Latin jazz, boleros, and Brazilian and Colombian folk music. Sat 9/15, 2 PM, Legler branch, Chicago Public Library, 115 S. Pulaski. 312-746-7730. Thu 9/20, 6 PM, West Addison branch, Chicago Public Library, 7536 W. Addison. 312-746-4704.

FREDDY C. Free Latin/Caribbean music concert. Wed 9/19, 6 PM, Hall branch, Chicago Public Library, 4801 S. Michigan. 312-747-2541.

PANDIT HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA Hindustani classical music concert (bansuri). Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 847-858-4493.

AVISHAI COHEN & THE INTERNATIONAL VAMP BAND, GORAN IVANOVIC & FAREED HAQUE Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GEORGE DAVIDSON & EUGENIO LEON MIRANDA Piano and Paraguayan harp. Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 847-382-4235.

FLECHSIG'S BAND performs at Oktoberfest 2001 (benefit for First Saint Paul's Building Restoration Fund). Sat 9/22, 5 PM, First Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. 312-642-7172.

GANGBE BRASS BAND Free concert. Sat 9/22, 1 PM, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-742-1938.

GANGE BRASS BAND, LIVE THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY BAND Sat 9/22, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010 or 312-397-4010.

GIGI Free in-store performance. Fri 9/21, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

LOURDES GUERRERO Mexican and Latin American folk stories accompanied by guitar. Wed 9/19, 3:30 PM, Independence branch, Chicago Public Library, 3548 W. Irving Park. 312-744-0900.

LAS GUITARRA DE ESPA--A, ENSEMBLE ESPA--A perform with Latin dance ensembles at a benefit for Children's Memorial Hospital's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and the Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital of Loyola University Pediatric Oncology Department. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, 8 PM, and Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Dance Center of Columbia College, 4730 N. Sheridan. 312-344-8300 or 312-427-2572.

GORAN IVANOVIC & FAREED HAQUE Free in-store performance. Sun 9/23, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DANIELA MERCURY, GIGI, GANGE BRASS BAND Thu 9/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-1322 or 312-559-1212.

EMELINE MICHEL Free live radio broadcast. Fri 9/21, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NUEVA CHARANGA Cuban and Latin American music concert; free admission (tickets required). Thu 9/20, 7:30 PM, Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

OPUS CUATRO performs Latin American folk music and tango. Wed 9/19, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Thu 9/20, 7 PM, Getz Theatre, Columbia College, 72 E. 11th. 312-431-1330.

TRICIA SEBASTIAN Folk music from Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia. Mon 9/17, 6 PM, video theater, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

SUSANA SEIVANE, HECTOR FERNANDEZ & TOM KIMBALL Sun 9/23, 7 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 312-742-1938.

SUSANA SEIVANE Free performance. Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

SIMON SHAHEEN & QANTARA Free in-store performance. Sat 9/22, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

NELSON SOSA performs Latin American music. Thu 9/20, 10:30 AM, Jeffery Manor branch, Chicago Public Library, 2410 E. 100th. 312-747-6479.

COLLEEN SPRINGER performs Latin American music on guitar. Wed 9/19, 7 PM, Lozano branch, Chicago Public Library, 1805 S. Loomis. 312-746-4329. Sat 9/22, 2 PM, Daley branch, Chicago Public Library, 3400 S. Halsted. 312-747-8990.

COLLEEN SPRINGER, FIRST CUATRO ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO and member's of Linda's Dance Studio perform at a kick-off concert for Hispanic Heritage Month. Sat 9/15, 2 PM, Humboldt branch, Chicago Public Library, 1605 N. Troy. 312-744-2244.

TARIKA Sat 9/22, 1 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410 or 312-742-1938. Sun 9/23, 7 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

TRIBUS FUTURAS perform music from the Andes. Sat 9/22, 2 PM, Albany Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 5150 N. Kimball. 312-744-1933.

URNA "Songs From the Mongolian Grasslands." Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WEI YANG & BETTY XIANG perform traditional Chinese music on pipa and erhu. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

YAT-KHA Tuvan music ensemble. Sun 9/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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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: Sun 9/16, 5 PM, Veronica Zaid, DJ Pablo. Wed 9/19, 10:30 PM, DJs Lulu & Luis; 11 PM, Jesus Enriquez. 773-325-2233.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 9/11, 9 PM, Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Habib Koite & Bamada, Gange Brass Band. Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Tarika; 11 PM, Emeline Michel. Sun 9/23, 8 PM, Azukar, Joaquin Diaz. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJ Sean Joyce; 10 PM, Casolando (on the Back Porch Stage). 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sundays, noon-2 PM, flamenco guitarist Eugenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

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

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays and Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

OPEN PITA 8743 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Thu 9/20, 7:30 PM, Jazmer. 847-867-0030.

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

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

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly. Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Gigi, Emeline Michel. 773-327-4273.

classical

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (Grier, Tchaikovsky, Brahms). Sun 9/23, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

LA BOHEME Valhalla Studios production of Puccini's opera. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, 7 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509.

BORROMEO STRING QUARTET (Copland, Debussy, Beethoven). Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

NAZZERENO CARUSI piano (D. Scarlatti, Liszt). Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller, conductor (Monteverdi, Miller, and others). See Critic's Choice. Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

MEMBERS OF CHICAGO OPERA THEATER YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM in a free recital. Mon 9/17, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 9/21, 8:30 PM ("Opening Night Gala"), and Sat 9/22, 7 PM (as part of Marshall Field's Day of Music; see separate listing in Fairs & Festivals), Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Maxim Vengerov (Wagner, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA VIOLIN COMPETITION Sun 9/16, 11 AM-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DA CORNETO OPERA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor, in a program of opera excerpts (Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, and others). Sat 9/15, 7:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Church of St. Hilary, Bryn Mawr and California. 847-662-2694.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with violinist Pinchas Zukerman (Rossini, Respighi, Beethoven). Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

STEPHEN HARGREAVES piano, in a free recital (Bach, Corigliano). Thu 9/20, 7:30 PM, Bethany United Church of Christ, 4250 N. Paulina. 773-549-5348.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Jorge Federico Osorio in an all-Beethoven program. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN AND DONNA MILANOVICH guitar and flute (Giuliani, C.P.E. Bach, Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Dyens, York, traditional). Sun 9/16, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

VLADIMIR LEYETCHKISS piano, in a free recital (Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Wagner). Sun 9/23, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 9/22, 7 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming, tenor Ben Heppner, and baritone Lucio Gallo (Verdi, Otello). 312-332-2244.

PABLO MAHAVE-VEGLIA AND PAULINA ZAMORA cello and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Cassado, Posada, Glazunov). Free admission. Wed 9/19, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC See Fairs & Festivals.

WARREN MOULTON, THERESE LUDDEN, JOHN PAYONK, AND RODNEY STAPLETON tenor, soprano, baritone, and bass, with others in a free concert. Sun 9/16, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6569.

JON NAKAMATSU piano (Wolfl, Schumann, Arrigo, Liszt). Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Moser Performing Arts Center, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists (Beethoven, Copland, Friesen-Carper). Thu 9/20, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

ORION ENSEMBLE with clarinetist Charlene Zimmerman (Martinu, Amon, Tchaikovsky). Sun 9/23, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET with violist Roland Vamos in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Kritz). Sun 9/23, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-5025.

ANNIE PICARD, JULIE GOLDBERG, AND KUANG-HAO HUANG voice, guitar, and piano, with other North Park University faculty members (Villa-Lobos, Walton, and others). Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5567.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 9/15, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WILLIAM JEAN RANDALL organ, in a free recital (Vierne, Walcha, Taylor, Dupre, Karg-Elert, Messiaen). Fri 9/14, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext 600.

CHRISTIAN RINGENDAHL performs organ music of Josef Rheinberger. Fri 9/21, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

ST. BENEDICT'S FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Matthew Wolka, conductor (Brahms, R. Strauss, Copland, and others). Sun 9/23, 3 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-588-6484, ext. 203.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Schubert, Bach, Haydn, Smetana, Puccini, Gluck). Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

VERMEER QUARTET in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 9/16, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

CAROL WINCENC AND NANCY ALLEN flute and harp (Gorecki, Bach, Tower, Gossec, Ravel, Ibert, Bartok). Sat 9/15, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

WINDY CITY STRINGS Sat 9/22, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

EDWARD ZIMMERMAN organ. Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

fairs & festivals

CELEBRATE ROGERS PARK CARNIVAL 2001 United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse: Sat 9/22, 6:30 PM, Bank One Gospel Choir, United Church of Rogers Park Ensemble. 773-761-2500.

CELTIC FEST CHICAGO has been canceled.

ESCHIKAGOU POWWOW Midway Plaisance, University of Chicago, 59th and Dorchester: Sat 9/22, 10 AM-8 PM, and Sun 9/23, 10 AM-6 PM, (reggae ensemble Native Roots performs at 7 PM), free Gathering of Nations event features American Indian musicians, dancers, artisans, and food. 888-974-5004 or 505-836-2810.

FARM HERITAGE FESTIVAL Lakewood Forest Preserve, Rte. 176 and Fairfield, Wauconda: Sat 9/22, noon, Judy Robinson; 1 PM, Jim Kanas. Sun 9/23, 11 AM, Neil Whitlam; noon, Judy Robinson; 1 PM, Neil Whitlam. 847-968-3400.

FIESTAS PATRIAS Plaza Garibaldi, 26th and California: Sun 9/16, 1-10 PM, Polo Urias, Los Razos, Jenni Rivers, Los Cadetes de Linares, Lod Dinamicos del Norte & others. 312-421-5272.

57TH STREET CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR 57th St. between Kimbark and Dorchester: Sun 9/23, 2:30 PM, Susan Salidor; 3:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Beatles Ensemble, Rup Tung Cack, Susan Salidor; 4 PM, Hyde Park Symphony; 4:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Beatles Ensemble. 773-536-8103 or 773-702-8359.

HEINEKEN CLAMBAKE State and Walton: Fri 9/14, 6 PM, Lurrie Bell; 8:30 PM, C.J. Chenier. Sat 9/15, 3 PM, Javier Mendoza Band; 5 PM, Gumbo Head; 6:30 PM, Cecilia; 8:30 PM, Buckwheat Zydeco. 773-868-3010.

LINCOLN SQUARE APPLEFEST Giddings Plaza, Lincoln and Lawrence: Sat 9/15, 11 AM, Country Affair. 773-728-3890.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC presents music on various stages at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sat 9/22, noon, violinist Maxim Vengerov and pianist Daniel Barenboim (Bach and others), Chicago Symphony Orchestra Percussion Scholarship Group, Anthony Quartet, Mariachi Guadalajara; 1 PM, Ella Jenkins, John Work Chorale; 1:15 PM, organist David Schrader (Bach); 2 PM, Civic Orchestra of Chicago with the Apollo Chorus, Elgin Choral Union, Naperville North High School Chorus, and South Shore Community Chorus in a sing-along program (Handel, Britten, Wagner), Lincoln Quartet, Ralph Covert, finalists from 2001 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions (Telemann, Creston, and others); 3 PM, Guadagnini Trio, Old Town School of Folk Music Wiggleworms perform children's music, Betty Xiang & Wei Yang perform Chinese traditional music; 4 PM, DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, violinist Yuan-Qing Yu and violist Russell Hershow (Bach, Mozart, Britten), FACC Cultural Ensemble; 5 PM, members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus perform opera excerpts, children's "drum-along"; 6 PM, jazz pianist Jodie Christian, guitarists Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque, Golosa performs Russian choral music; 7 PM, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (see separate listing in Classical), Don Stiernberg Quartet, L'Opera Piccola (Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi, and others), Jackie Allen; 8 PM, members of Civic Orchestra of Chicago (Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire), Frank D'Rone Quartet; 8:15 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express; 9 PM, members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Wagner, Berlioz, Mahler, Elgar, Britten), David "Honeyboy" Edwards; 9:30 PM, David Young's New Republic; 10 PM, Simon Shaheen & Quantara, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Low Brass Ensemble; 10:15 PM, Erwin Helfer; 10:45 PM, Fred Anderson Trio; 11:15 PM, Casolando, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms; 12:15 AM, Hoochie Suit. 312-294-3000.

PEACE FEST Cricket Hill, Lincoln Park, Montrose and the Lake: Sat 9/22, noon, David Azizi; 12:15 PM, Catfish Jenkins; 1 PM, Cleo Patricx & Ambidextrous; 2 PM, Info Nympho; 3 PM, Electric Medicine; 4 PM, Milk Plow; 5 PM, Trading Brains; 6 PM, Soul Food; 7 PM, Old #8; 8 PM, Off Broadway. Sun 9/23, noon, Sabrina; 12:15 PM, Subconscious Collective; 1 PM, Leroy Fix; 2 PM, Spare Change; 3 PM, I Love Rich; 4 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 5 PM, Big Hello; 6 PM, Groove Pushers; 7 PM, Gypsi Fari; 8 PM, Jack Straw. 708-795-1146.

POWER FEST 2001 Division and Wolcott: Sat 9/15, noon, Seven Day Run; 1 PM, Donnyboy the Rocker; 2 PM, Trading Brains; 3 PM, Elbow; 4 PM, Slave Ship; 5 PM, Peelers; 6 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 7 PM, Milk Plow; 8 PM, Sister Child; 9 PM, I Decline. 847-456-3439.

SAENGERFEST Olde Western Ave. between 132nd and 135th, Blue Island: Fri 9/21, 6 PM, 215 West; 7:30 PM, Kingsnakes; 9:15 PM, Mudcats. Sat 9/22, 6 PM, Show Choir; 7 PM, Carpacho y Su Combo; 9:30 PM, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Blues Band. 708-388-5735.

miscellaneous

CHILDREN FOR CHILDREN Children's vocal concert benefits children's charities. Sat 9/15, 6 PM, and Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 282. 

CREPUSCULE Multimedia performance with artists, activists, youth, and community residents, directed by Douglas Ewart. Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Washington Park, 57th and Payne. 312-727-1676.

ECHOES OF EARTH & SKY Free Native American music concert. Wed 9/19, 12:30 PM, quad, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

BOBBY EVERSON Percussion demonstration and concert for children. Thu 9/20, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

HOLY GOAT PERCUSSION Free drum circle. Sat 9/22, 4 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329 or 312-742-1938.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 9/17, 6 PM, percussionist Sebastiao Apolinario performs at a poetry, short fiction, and prose reading by members of the the Nommo Gathering Black Writers Collective. 312-362-9707.

KALAPRIYA DANCE COMPANY Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-742-1938.

TRICIA SEBASTIAN Children's concert of folk music from Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia. Sat 9/22, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

III OF A KIND A cappella concert, with comedian Rex Navarrete. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 9/18, Dance Africa 2001. Wed 9/19, United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. Thu 9/20, Ganghe Brass Band. 312-346-3278.

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