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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

BEAUSOLEIL, MARCIA BALL Sold out. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

BLACK CROWES, BEACHWOOD SPARKS Fri 10/5, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

BLUE MONKS, RUBBER, DROP, FREE BEER, BRITISH EXPORT, BOOKSTORE COWBOYS, FIRE Benefit for World Trade Center Disaster Relief Funds. Sun 9/30, 11AM-8 PM, Rosati's, 185 Lake, Bloomingdale. 630-894-6611.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BREATHER, WHIMSICAL, MONOSTAR, GREY SKIES ARE SLEEPING, SINCE THE ACCIDENT, CAPTAIN SPACEMAN Sat 9/29, 6:30 PM, Amovement Project Space, second floor, 411 N. Wolcott. 312-751-9567.

BETTY BUCKLEY performs at the opening night gala for Centre East. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ALICE COOPER Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 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.

RAY DAVIES See Spot Check. Tue 10/2, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free concert. Tue 10/2, 12:30 PM, quad, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

BEN FOLDS, CITIZEN COPE Sold out. Wed 10/3, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

FREEBUS, SYBIL DORITO, GELFLINGS, ETHER FROLICS, ABALONE PENGUIN Sun 9/30, 1 PM, Cloudland Studio, 2210 S. Halsted. 312-666-3445.

GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR, CALIFONE, TELEFON TEL AVIV Tue 10/2, 8 PM, Centrum Hall, 1309 N. Ashland. 773-486-2700.

GOV'T MULE See Critic's Choice. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HAYMARKET RIOT Free in-store performance. Sat 10/6, 3:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

HELLO DAVE, DOMESTIC PROBLEMS Fri 9/28, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HILLBILLIES IN THE CITY Miss Tiger's Cabaret directed by Eric Hensley, with Lisa Rock, Angelique Evans-Manto, Kerry Lynn McSweeny, Stefan Mantyk, and Robby Nothstine. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

HOME COOKIN', SONIDO INK (QUIETO), BUCKY HALKER Wed 10/3, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

MAXWELL Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

MEGADETH, ENDO Thu 10/4 and Fri 10/5, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MILLY'S ORCHID SHOW: THE ALL-GAL REVIEW hosted by Brigid Murphy, with Kelly Kessler's Wichita Shut-ins, Maxinova, Paula Killen & the Disgraces with Alexandra Billings & Honey West, the Sequins, and others. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959.

NICKELBACK, PETE YORN, LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION and others perform at the New Rock Block Party; benefits the Q101 Relief Fund and Maryville Academy. Sat 10/6, 3 PM-midnight, A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport. 312-527-8348 or 312-559-1212.

PILLOW performs at an installation by Karen Reimer and Constance Bacon called "Cold Comfort." Fri 10/5, 8:30 PM, Hyde Park Art Center, 5307 S. Hyde Park. 773-324-5520.

DEBBIE REYNOLDS Fri 9/28, 2 PM, Sat 9/29, 6 PM, and Sun 9/30, 3:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

ELLEN ROSNER BAND performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 10/5, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

MELISSA SIENICKI Free concert. Sun 10/7, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SOUL MANIFESTO with Rodney Jones, Arthur Blythe, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Idris Muhammad & Fred Wesley; with opening band Kudu. Sat 10/6, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

STYLISTICS, DRAMATICS, CHI-LITES, RAY, GOODMAN & BROWN Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

TENACIOUS D, SOUND OF URCHIN Sold out. Fri 10/5, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

TURNUPS, AUDIO ID, CANE CORSO, MOXY BLUE Sat 9/29, 5 PM, Cloudland Studio, 2210 S. Halsted. 312-666-3445.

UNDER YOUR SPELL Tribute to Phyllis Hyman. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, and Sun 9/30, 4 PM, Legacy Cultural Theatre, 12952 Western, Blue Island. 708-239-0285.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, El Vez (see Spot Check), New Duncan Imperials, Blue Moon Boys. Tue 10/2, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Thu 10/4, 8 PM, Manplanet, Crackpot, Bicycle Tricycle, DJ Hamster & Bunny Hug. Fri 10/5, 9 PM, Proclaimers, Tristen. Sat 10/6, 9 PM, Dave Edmunds, Jon Langford, Riptones. 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 10/4, 9 PM, Jim Wojdyla. 773-348-5100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 9/29, Wicks. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, Returnables, German Art Students. Sat 9/29, Paperbacks, Regine 13. Sundays, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, DJs spin hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs spin rock, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Ivan, Tim Burnz & Fuego tha Burnah. Fri 10/5, Organ Wolf, Sugarfriedsuper Os. Sat 10/6, Go Go Devils, Torturing Elvis. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 9/28, Zero to Nine, Four Letter Story, Uniform. Sat 9/29, Pudder Project, Butterfat Mastermind, Discohesive. Sun 9/30, 7 PM, Barbara Barrow, Jim Craig, Al Day, J.D. Dragus, Tom Dundee, Chris Farrell, Robbie Fulks, Michael McDermott, Betsy Redhead, Harry Waller, Gary Yerkins, Swamp Dogs, Rockamatics (tribute to Mike Jordan). Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/2, Stories for Boys, V90. Wed 10/3, Garden of Dreams, Shadow Tribe. Thu 10/4, Mothers Little Helper, Opal Candy. Fri 10/5, Low Rent, Stunt Cat, Stroller, Mystechs. Sat 10/6, Glowbugs, Blue Ribbon Brothers. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/29, Databitch, DJ Shamanlove. Sat 10/6, Scarlet Life. 773-348-4975.

BIG DOWNTOWN 124 S. Wabash: Wed 10/3, 7 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 312-917-7399.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Slam Papi's Postmodern Vaudeville hosted by Marc Smith. Sun 9/30, 8 PM, Wendy Joy Heart. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Gingi Lahera & Bradley Williams. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 9/28, Smokestack. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with the Chicago Horns. Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, Carlos Washington & Giant People. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 10/5, 8:30 PM, Maria Hines (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/28, Jack Salamander. Sat 9/29, Rib Tip. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 10/5, Noveto Trio. Sat 10/6, Rur. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, Mr. Blotto. Sat 9/29, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/28, 7 Deez. 847-541-2500.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Tumbleweed. Sat 9/29, 9 PM, Beatle Brothers. Sat 10/6, Weeds. 847-256-8870.

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, Brother Lowdown. Sat 9/29, Los Gatos Diablos, Lone Assassins. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/29, Steph Turner, Cedarcase. Thu 10/4, 8:30 PM, My Damn Butterfly. Sat 10/6, Urban Djin, Red Dust. 773-384-2547.

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

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

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

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (10/4 with Ripley Caine and Don Babst). 773-907-3500.

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

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, Bryter, Amoreys. Sat 9/29, East Village Project. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Rico. Fri 10/5, Thrifty Nickle, Seed Band. Sat 10/6, Jessie & the Beaver. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, Harmony Riley, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 9/29, Garbo Swag, Perv 54, Onlys. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 10/4, Emitter, Wish, Synge. Fri 10/5, Maggie Speaks. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 9/28, Freshwater Collins, Rebecca's Statue. Sat 9/29, Dan Darrah Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 9/28, 8 and 10:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Sat 9/29, 8 and 10:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. Sundays, 7 PM, 3 Girls 3. Wed 10/3 through Fri 10/5, 8 PM, and Sat 10/6, 8 and 10 PM, Baby Jane Dexter (see Critic's Choice). 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 9/30, DJ Jeff spins glam. Mon 10/1, DJ Phantom Creeper spins punk. Tue 10/2, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 10/3, Bloodshot DJs spin country & western. Thu 10/4, DJs Kris, Ben & John spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/28, 9 PM, benefit for the Twin Towers Fund with A Band Called Horse, Pegboy, Cells, Million Yen, Blank Theory, Mil Mulliganos, Bob Rising & the Blisters, Ness, 22 & others. Sat 9/29, benefit for the Twin Towers Fund with Evil Beaver, Kill Hannah, Premium, Macabre Minstrels, Piss Bucket, Metropolis, Smoke, Custom On It, Drapes. Sun 9/30, 9 PM, Mike Watt & the Tom and Jerry Show, Slightly Stoopid, Bargain Music. Wed 10/3, 9 PM, Redneck Exorcist, Blue Blood, Piss Bucket, DJ Jen. Thu 10/4, 9 PM, Smog (see Critic's Choice), Neil Michael Hagerty, Chestnut Station. Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Graham Parker, Figgs. Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Webb Brothers, Butterfly Child. 773-489-3160.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 9/29, V90. 815-834-0084.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 9/28, Jack Straw. Sat 9/29, Jane Doe. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/5, Decades. Sat 10/6, Livin' Large. 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 9/28, Underwater People. Sat 9/29, Voices. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 10/3, Nectarine Knockout, Walking Man, Remember

Rome. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 10/5, Rico. Sat 10/6, Dan Darrah, Fraud. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/28, Johnny Socko, Ravenhouse. Sat 9/29, Synge, Pound Seven, Emilie Autumn, Chris Gilmartin. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 10/2, Waste, Scrounge for Change, Gaskit. Wed 10/3, Graves, Phenoms. Thu 10/4, Josh Richter Band, Swag, Medium Pulp. Fri 10/5, Ditch Farulla, Jones Bridge Massacre, Vultures Are Lovebirds. Sat 10/6, Joe Bigsley, John Dalton Band, Junch, Jesse Malin. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/28, Nightime Lover & the Groove. Sat 9/29, Undercover Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, Firewater (see Spot Check), Longitude, Thin Man. Sat 9/29, Ely Guerra, Eternals. Sun 9/30, 7 PM, Check Engine, Pele, Quadratics. Mon 10/1, 9 PM, Kabuki Mono, Bill Horist (see Spot Check), Roslyn Dunlop. Thu 10/4, 9 PM, 90 Day Men, Lovelife, Oneida (see Spot Check), Victory at Sea. Fri 10/5, Rocket From the Crypt, Redline, Douglass Kings. Sun 10/7, 7 PM, Tape Beatles, Jupiter, Projectionists. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 9/28, 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. Thu 10/4, Bozo Porno Circus. 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 9/28, 7 PM, Yakuza, Lick Golden Sky, Suicide Note, Positively Negative, He Who Corrupts. Sat 9/29, 5 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Venice Shoreline Chris, Alderman, RnR Daredevils; 10 PM, Pistolero, Mushuganas, Munition. Sun 9/30, 2 PM, Plain White T's, Knockout, Retro Morning, Spittlefield; 7 PM, AM/FM, Tom Daily, Watchers, Hudson Assembly. Mon 10/1, 6 PM, Black Halos, Bleed, Mexican Cheerleader, Bible of the Devil; 10 PM, Nautical Almanac, Misty Martinez, Zulu as Kono, Neon Hunk, Meerk Puffy. Thu 10/4, 9 PM, Owls, the Race, Rabbit Rabbit. Fri 10/5, 6 PM, Pop Unknown, Grey AM, Knuckleduster, Wolcott; 10 PM, the Motion, Tricky Woo, Shams. Sat 10/6, 9 PM, Butchies, Star Death, Puta-pons, Elizabeth Elmore & friends. Sun 10/7, 8 PM, From L.A., Stitches, Kill-a-watts, Gina Go Faster. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Juleps. Sat 9/29, 9:30 PM, Heartsfield. Sun 9/30, 4:20 PM, benefit for old-growth redwoods with Brother John, Hurricane Gumbo, and Why Not. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Wed 10/3, 8 PM, Hip Fetish. Thu 10/4, 9 PM, Little Blue with Damian Smith. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: 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. Sat 9/29, White Saddle Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8:45 PM; no cover. Sat 9/29, D'zyre. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/28, Johnny Clueless. Sat 9/29, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/28, Geezers. Sat 9/29, Loafers, Yard Gnomes. Wed 10/3, Nancy & Garrett. Fri 10/5, Epicycle Elvis, Lake Shore Drive. Sat 10/6, Shermans, 1000 Rubs. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 9/28, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 9/30, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, Rico. 773-395-0066.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Strange Days (Doors tribute band). 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 9/28, Morris Minors, Difference. Sat 9/29, Troy, Turn. Thu 10/4, Chicago Typewriter, Mickey Brothers. Fri 10/5, Holding Mercury, Segue. Sat 10/6, Great Crusades, Fetch. Sun 10/7, Black Beauties, Dorks. 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. Sat 9/29, Kato the Houseboy. Thu 10/4, Sammy Ray & the Texas Flood. 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S LONG BAR 13115 S. Western, Blue Island: Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-388-5319.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Sun 9/30, 7 PM, Michael Strening Jr. 773-381-3042.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, Dark Green Bottles, Evidence, Sugar Lips. Sat 9/29, 9 PM, benefit for Thresholds with Al Day & others. Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Tina Lie Band. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, Land of the El Caminos, Ilgi. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Edith Frost, Central Falls, Perio. Mon 10/1, 9:30 PM, Kennett Brothers (no cover). Wed 10/3, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Scott Lucas, Menthol, Kat Parsons, Zero to Nine, Duvall. Thu 10/4, 9:30 PM, Buddy Revelles, Five Head, Palaxy Tracks. Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, "Tighten Up" with DJ Brian Poust, DJ Sean Cavanaugh, BJ Ben Pirani, DJ Jason Tinkey, and DJ Aret Sakalian (Fri 10/5 also with Conquerors; Sat 10/6 also with Diplomats of Solid Sound). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 9/29, 7 PM, Funkadesi. Fri 10/5, 10:30 PM, Yah Zarah, Fathom, DJ Kemal. Sun 10/7, 8 PM, My Damn Butterfly; 10 PM, Tiger Lillies. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 9/28, Half Mad Poet. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike hosted by Soul People. Fri 10/5, Sandy Andina. Sat 10/6, Silver Measure. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/28, Robin Trower, Billy McLaughlin. Sat 9/29, 8:30 PM, Samples, Big Wu. Sun 9/30, 8:30 PM, Big Wu, Samples, Rustic Overtones. Wed 10/3, 6:30 PM, Tantric, Oleander, Beautiful Creatures. Thu 10/4, Ozomatli, Quetzal. Sat 10/6, 7:30 PM, Little Feat, Joe Bonomassa; 1 AM, Sound Tribe Sector 9. Sun 10/7, 6:45 PM, Modest Mouse, FCS North, Sick of Recorder (sold out); 11:45 PM, Modest Mouse, Sick of Recorder. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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. Sat 9/29, Titus. Sun 10/30, Gizzae. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Shiri. Fri 10/5, 8:30 PM, Shiri. Sat 10/6, Acoustic Alchemy with Jeff Kashiwa. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, American English (Beatles tribute band), Dave & Rae. Sat 9/29, Monsters of Mock (tribute to Van Halen, Pink Floyd, and AC/DC). Tue 10/2, 8 PM, benefit for America's Disaster Relief Funds with Hello Dave, Maggie Speaks, Then Again, Arthur Lee, Beatle Brothers, Crazy Diamond, Down the Line, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Quantum Leep, Sam Cockrell & the Groove, Weed Street Band, and members of Mr. Blotto, Underwater People, Mike & Joe, Common Ground, Durty Lounge Lizards, and the Baldwin Brothers. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Fri 10/5, Gore, Drop, Mr. Macky, Flathead Fillups. Sat 10/6, Generations. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/28, Nadas, Framing Amy. Sat 9/29, Something for Joey, Dobbler Effect. 773-975-0505.

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.

THE LOFT 303 E. Kensington, Mount Prospect: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/29, Fairlanes. Sat 10/6, Rick Saucedo. 847-630-0330.

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: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, James Taylor Quartet, DJ Greyboy. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Missile, Quasar Wut Wut, URT. Tue 10/2, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Wed 10/3, 9:30 PM, MVP, Jim's Big Ego. Thu 10/4, 9:30 PM, Rust Belt Boys (no cover). Fri 10/5, Strangefolk, A Band Called Horse. Sat 10/6, Baldwin Brothers, Funktelligence. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 9/29, Sister Envy. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Michael McDermott, Nicholas Tremulis, J. Davis Trio. Sun 9/30, 5:30 PM, Gravelbone, Lungbrush, Slitheryn, Eli Stone, Taxi War Dance. Thu 10/4, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Caviar, Ashtar Command, Neptune Crush, DJ Tommie Sunshine. Fri 10/5, 6:30 PM, Tossers, Haymarket Riot, Sons of the Soil, Matics; midnight, Strokes, Moldy Peaches. Sat 10/6, 2 PM, Ballistic, Smoke, Vis@40, Speakers of the Popular Front, Godsize, Slitheryn, Psycho Scapegoat, Disonic, Taxi War Dance; 11:30 PM, Jonathan Richman. Sun 10/7, 6:30 PM, Primer 55, 40 Below Summer, Hellshock, Red River. 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Carrie Monster & YZGI spin goth. Sat 9/29, Scott Free, Three Dollar Bill, Boys' Entrance. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Thomas Ankersmit & others. Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Notstandskomitee, Elektronengehirn, Delray. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Oh My God, Deanna Varagona. Sat 9/29, Plunging Necklines, Nancy Walker & Jenny McCarthy, Bienemann, Joe Cassidy & Merritt Lear, Justin Roberts & Dan Zapruder. Mondays, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Wed 10/3, 9 PM, Bumpus. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Micki Croisant. 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 9/28, Helen Stellar, Heavy Duty Felt, Pillowmints. Sat 9/29, Baldwin Brothers, K-Rad. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 10/3, 9 PM, Ruck La Rou, Long Division, Differents, Adam Ashbach (benefit for the International Association of Firefighters 911 Disaster Fund). Fri 10/5, 9 PM, Homunculus, Starch Martins, Gnappy. 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Fri 9/28, 9 PM, I Decline, Mangy, Colonel Stem. 708-371-0802.

PENNY ROAD PUB 28 W 705 Penny, East Dundee: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Trading Brains, Life Without, Agent Zero. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/28, Nerve Tonic. Sat 9/29, Volta Do Mar, DMS, Second Story Man. Sun 9/30, Remember Rome. Wed 10/3, Silver Measure. Thu 10/4, BK Elmore, Rock Bottom. Fri 10/5, Sonnets. Sat 10/6, Buzzfuzzter, Dark Yellow, Knife of Simpson. 773-486-9862.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Wed 10/3, 10 PM, Taxil Langley, Six Week Setback. Sat 10/6, 9 PM, Drexel, J.R. Truckdriver, Millimeter Mercury. 773-248-3093.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/29, Michael Strening Jr. 773-348-7291.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 9/29, 9 PM, Family Style. 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.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/28, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, American Analog Set (see Critic's Choice), AM/FM, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Denison Witmer, Adam Marsland, Ben Connelly; 10:30 PM, Mason Jennings, Convoy. Sun 9/30, 8 PM, Lucy Kaplansky, Andrew Kerr. Mon 10/1, 9 PM, Beaver Nelson, Hangdogs. Wed 10/3, 9 PM, David Grubbs, Orton Socket (see Critic's Choice). Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Idaho, Winter Blanket, Geoff Greenberg. Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Clem Snide, Moviola, the Trouble With Sweeney. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/29, Rubber. 630-372-2900.

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 9/28, Penny & the Loafers, Mike, Short Arm Trick. Sat 9/29, Midway, Holden's Catch, Mayfield. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). 708-922-9950.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, DJ Kico, Def Harmonic, Pacifics, Ms. Tosha, Bob, Alejandro Urzagaste Quartet. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike hosted by DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & AM/PM. 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 9/28, Shara Worden, Stuart Davis. Sun 9/30, Kristin Shout, Julie Frost, Nomad Planets. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/28, Peelers, Rock 'n' Roll Daredevils, Tarts. Sat 9/29, Orson's Well, Fever Dog. Fri 10/5, Effect, Janice. Sat 10/6, Hundo, Synesthesia. 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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/28, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 10/6, Short Cuts. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/28, Garble. Sat 9/29, Turkies Dunn. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/28, Ark Band. Mondays, RSB. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, Justin Planasch & the Downpours, Cowboy Kent Rose. Sat 9/29, Fat Time, Pelvic Delta. Sun 9/30, John Brown & Sons of the Soil, open jam hosted by Matt Weber. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Matthew Skoller & the Funky Wordsmyth. Wed 10/3, Schaffer Street. Thu 10/4, Cedarcase. Sat 10/6, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 773-929-1300.

dance

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

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie & DJ Breeze spin 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. Sat 10/6, DJs Crystal Clear & Mike Love, Madison Avenue, DJs Paul Johnson, Luis Segura, Laura B., Lucia, Chris Tomasone, Confusion & DJ Jes. 312-266-2114.

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

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Gene Lopez & Brian Borden. Saturdays, David Britton. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Mondays, DJ Friendly. Tuesdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, DJ Aaron. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

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

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJs John Jackson, Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam (Sun 9/30, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince). Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 9/28, DJ Brian G, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Slacky J, DJ 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. Fri 9/28, DJ Bouto, DJs Masa & MD. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 10/3, Danny the Wildchild, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. 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.

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 9/28, Darude. Sat 9/29, Madison Avenue, DJ Lulu, DJ Hugo. Sundays, Paula Sinclare, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 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. 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, DJs John Curley & Chad Sommer, Roki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 10/1, 10 PM, Kondriac (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DJ M. RACZYLA performs at an opening reception for Flatform studio's multimedia exhibition; free admission. Fri 9/28, 7 PM, Flatform, 726 W. 18th. 312-733-0634.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). Fri 9/28, Kevin Yost. Sat 9/29, DJ Nader, DJ Red Lox. 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 (Sat 9/29, Tony Rayos & Jay Funk, DJ Confusion, DJ Khaaliq). 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!" DJs spin. 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. Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Lucia, Paul Johnson, Laura B., DJ Jes, Chris Tomasone, Luis Segura, DJ Confusion. 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 Pena, 33 1/3, Nonstop & De La spin hip-hop, reggae, and original breaks. 312-666-1695.

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

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Vince Lawrence, 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.

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 Thursdays through Saturdays. 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.

MFX1 860 W. Evergreen: Sound installation with live music performances at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, Spheres of Influence, J. Davis Trio, AM/PM, Dayhota. Sat 9/29, Midnight Express. Sun 9/30, DJ Traxx, Jon Simmons. Tue 10/2, Dumb American, Craque & Peccaui. Thu 10/4, 3 Degrees with DJ Frique. Fri 10/5, Anacron, Shon Dervis & Double D. Sat 10/6, Leddie Garcia & friends. www.mfx1.com.

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 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop. Saturdays, DJs Geoff & R.A.F. spin electro industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

NIKEETA'S 633 E. Sibley: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike D. spins hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and house. 773-377-5002, ext. 4287.

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. Fridays, DJ Mood, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Mood. 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 9/28, Christopher Robin, Devo, Derrick Carter, Tim Shumaker, Diz. Sat 9/29, Nosmo, Krispy, Russ Deep, Frique & Majid. Mon 10/1, Rich Medina, Ja Bril. Tue 10/2, Jim Belanger, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thu 10/4, Dave Seaman. Sat 10/6, Deep Dish. 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 9/28, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 9/29, Kenny Hawkes, DJ Sativa. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Josh Deep 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 10/5, Miguel Migs, Lisa Shaw, Darrell Woodson. Sat 10/6, Darrell Woodson, Dayhota, Sista Stroke. 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.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Sun 9/30, Marc Helner, Andy Bryant. Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Ambivert, Mike Rosey. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. 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 9/28, Larry Heard, Bernard Badie, Frique, Dayhota, percussionist Louie Louie. 312-491-9729.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. 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 9/28, Mark Farina, Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Sat 9/29, Cajmere, PNS, Tobias, Andre Harris, Sabeo. Sat 10/6, Tim Baker. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ELKE BAKER Scottish fiddle. Fri 9/28, 7:30 PM, Scottish Home, Heritage Hall, 28th & Des Plaines, North Riverside. 773-528-7824.

BEAUSOLEIL, MARCIA BALL Sold out. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORMAN BLAKE, CHRIS WALZ & KEITH BAUMAN Sun 10/7, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CANTRELLS Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

EDDIE FROM OHIO, DA VINCI'S NOTEBOOK Fri 9/28, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BOB FRANKE Sat 10/6, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

LEO KOTTKE Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

LORETTA LYNN Sun 10/7, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600.

EL McMEEN & LARRY PATTIS Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Elburn Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main, Elburn. 630-365-3260.

MOONSHINE WILLY Free concert. Fri 9/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STARVED ROCK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL & FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP See Fairs & Festivals.

TANGLEFOOT Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630. Sun 9/30, 7 PM (with opening band Shank's Pony), Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Park City. 847-949-5355.

SUSAN WERNER, ELLIS PAUL Sat 10/6, 7 and 10 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. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Cornmeal. 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/28, Carol Kinsey. 630-778-9090.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 9/30 and Sun 10/7, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 10/6, Urban Djin, Red Dust. 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. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Dalriada. Fri 10/5, 9:30 PM, and Sat 10/6, 10 PM, John Dillon. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSING 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 9/29, Joel Tyson. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-473-5263.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/28, Seamus O'Kane & friend. Sat 9/29, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 10/5, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 10/6, Seamus O'Kane. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Mon 10/1, 8 PM, Dervish with Cathy Jordan. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Fri 10/5, 9 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/29, Lil' Rev. Sat 10/6, Cooper & Nelson. 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 10/3, Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, Dark Green Bottles, Evidence, Sugar Lips. Sat 9/29, 9 PM, benefit for Thresholds with Al Day & others. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 10/5, 7 PM, Sandy Andina. 773-486-4093.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 8 PM, Bohola. 773-348-7592.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 10/1, 9:30 PM, Aidan O'Toole, Aileen Dillane & Liz Knowles (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/28, Joe McShane. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/29, Recliners. 630-513-6300.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Micki Croisant. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 9/29, 10:30 PM, Mason Jennings, Convoy. Sun 9/30, 8 PM, Lucy Kaplansky, Andrew Kerr. Tue 10/2, 9 PM, Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart, John Kimler. Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Geoff Muldaur, Eric Noden. 773-525-2508.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Urban Hog Wranglers. 773-772-6656.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 9/28, Cantrells. Fri 10/5, Buddy Tabor. 630-969-9720.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BOYS CHOIR OF HARLEM Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

FERNANDO JONES, TROUBLE NO MORE WITH MARILYNN CLAIRE, MIKE MEDINA, WILLIAM KURK PROJECT, NELLIE TRAVIS and others perform at a concert for Black Arts Week. Thu 10/4, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-769-5201.

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

PHAVAH Free a cappella concert. Tue 10/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LOU PRIDE Sat 10/6, 8 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free in-store performance. Sat 10/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TIM WALTERS, HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND, JOEL FRANKEL Thu 10/4, 6-10 PM, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway. 312-742-7591.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Curtis Robinson 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 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, Allen Batts Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Johnny Moore Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/2, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 9/30, Vino Louden. Mon 10/1, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/2, John Primer & the Real Deal. Wed 10/3, pro jam hosted by Big Ray. Thu 10/4, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 10/5, Big Time Sarah. Sat 10/6, Eddie C. Campbell. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 9/30, 11 AM, Eric Noden. Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Eric Noden. Sat 10/6, 11 AM, Chris Walz; 10 PM, Professor John Band. Sun 10/7, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sat 9/29, Larry McCray. 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 9/28, 6:30 PM, Jim Green (no cover); 9:30 PM, James Cotton, Joel Paterson. Sat 9/29, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Walter Trout, Jay Stulo Band. Sun 9/30, Marty Sammon Band. Tue 10/2, Percy Strothers. Wed 10/3, Larry Garner. Thu 10/4, John Brim. Fri 10/5, 5:30 PM, Ken Saydak (no cover); 9:30 PM, Cash McCall, Felix & the Cats. Sat 10/6, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Magic Slim, Carl Davis. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 10/1, DJ Steve spins R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues and gospel. 773-384-2547.

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Willie Buck. 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.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 10/6, Howard & the White Boys. 630-830-2565.

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.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/5, 9:30 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks Blues Band. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 9/28, Joe Moss Band. 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 10/6, Mississippi Heat. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-767-4838.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Sat 10/6, 9:30 PM, Joan Baby. 312-943-2252.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 9/29, 9:30 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Tue 10/2, 8:30 PM, Maurice John Vaughn & Joanna Connor (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 10/6, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. 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.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Sat 9/29, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 9/28, 6 PM, Mandy Loomis & Gene Kilty. Sat 9/29, 9 PM, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. 312-245-0333.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 10/4, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, Nellie Travis. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. 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 9/29, King Corey. Sat 10/6, Rhythm City. 773-252-1155.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 PM, Killer Ray Allison, Harmonica George & Jimmy Pryor, Double J Band. 773-821-9165.

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Sat 9/29, 4 PM, Phil Barron's Boogie Trio. 312-664-1650.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/29, Mississippi Heat. Thu 10/4, Jimmy Burns Quartet. Fri 10/5, Mississippi Heat. Sat 10/6, Big Time Sarah. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 9/28, Howard & the White Boys. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 9/29, Geneva Red & the Roadsters. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 10/3, Eddy Clearwater. Thu 10/4, Gloria Shannon. Fri 10/5, Charlie Love. Sat 10/6, Maurice John Vaughn. 773-645-5200.

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 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Sugar Blue. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 10/3, Sugar Blue. Thu 10/4, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, Thornetta Davis. 773-342-0452.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Geoff Muldaur, Eric Noden. 773-525-2508.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/28, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 9/29, Vance Kelly. Fri 10/5, Jimmy Burns. Sat 10/6, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/28, Wabi Blues Project. Sat 9/29, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays and Fri 10/5, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 10/6, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 9/29, Aaron Moore. 773-404-4555.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Sat 9/29, Chicago Express. Fri 10/5, Howard & the White Boys. 630-264-2739.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/5, Son Seals. 773-929-1300.

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

jazz

concerts

SY BOUNDS JAZZ CAFE Free in-store performance. Mon 10/1, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TODD BOYCE Free in-store performance. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts Duke Ellington's Black, Brown & Beige. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-6180.

JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ PROJECT Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

LAUREL MASSE Sun 9/30, 7 PM, Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North. 312-951-7323.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

PARADOX TRIO Free admission. Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Benefit concert. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 3 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

JAMES SANDERS & CONJUNTO Free concert. Fri 9/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAN SAURA TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3232 Lake, Wilmette. 847-256-3220.

SOUL MANIFESTO with Rodney Jones, Arthur Blythe, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Idris Muhammad & Fred Wesley; with opening band Kudu. Sat 10/6, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

TIM WALTERS, HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND, JOEL FRANKEL Thu 10/4, 6-10 PM, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway. 312-742-7591.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/28, noon, Franz Jackson, John Watson, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 9/29, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Francine Griffin Quintet. 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 10/3, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 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 10/5, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 10/6, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Everett Greene Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. Sun 9/30, 9 PM, Jimmy Tillman Trio performs at a kick-off breakfast for Black Arts Week. 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 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 9/30, Gerald McClendon. Mon 10/1 through Sat 10/6, Detour. Sun 10/7, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. 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 ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 9/29, 11 AM, Hunter Adams. Mon 10/1, 9 PM, Cook County Jazz Commision. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 9/29, 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 10/5, 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. Fri 9/28, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Tue 10/2, DJ Stevie spins jazz. Thu 10/4, John Beard Quartet. Fri 10/5, Yves Francois. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Leroy Jenkins & Michael Zerang, "First/Last" performance and video with music by Sandra Binion, Leroy Jenkins, and Lou Mallozzi. 773-463-0158.

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, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Les Walton Trio. Thursdays, Scott Stenton Duo. 847-969-9900.

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

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

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

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

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wed 10/3 through Sat 10/6, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tue 10/2, World According to Nouns. Wed 10/3, 8 PM, Mark Helias (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, Konk Pack (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant; no cover. Fri 9/28, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 9/28, 7 PM, John Goldman with Kelly Sill & Mike Raynor. 312-326-2300.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 9/29, Airborne. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/7, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 708-788-2118.

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 9/29, Angel Afro-Cuban Latin Band. Sat 10/6, Alejandro Urzagasta Quartet. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 10/1, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 9/28, Upbeat Trio. Sat 9/29, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. Wednesdays, Kimberly Gordon. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 10/5, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 10/6, Vincent, Allen & Howell. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 9/30, 8 PM, Juli Wood Quartet (no cover). Mon 10/1, 8 PM, Al Green Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 10/4, 9 PM, Mark Madsen Quartet. Fri 10/5, Robert Irving III & School of Cool. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 9/28, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Lonnie Plaxico Group (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Lonnie Plaxico Group (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/30, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tue 10/2, 9 PM, Professor John Band. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/5, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, John McLean Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/6, 8 PM, John McLean Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/7, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 10/2, 9 PM, Damon Short Quintet, Benjamin Balcoum. Wed 10/3, 8 PM, David Young & New Republic. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 9/30, Treehouse Project. Sun 10/7, Phil Mosberg/Eric Roth Duo. 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 9/28 through Sun 9/30, Sonny Fortune Quartet. Tue 10/2 through Sun 10/7, Lou Donaldson 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: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Matt Pinizotto Trio. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs?" with Denise La Grassa, Neal Alger, David Pavkovic & Matt Thompson. Wed 10/3, 8 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotta. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Juli Wood Trio. 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 9/30, Aaron Krueger Trio. 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.

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

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Thu 10/4, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Sat 10/6, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-6665.

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

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Thomas Ankersmit & others. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Silver Measure. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 6th annual Jump & Verve Jazz Festival 10/2 through 10/6. Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show (Sun 9/30 with Grazyna Auguscik, Kalyan Pathak & Steve Roberts; Sun 10/7 with Kurt Elling). Tue 10/2, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. Thu 10/4, 8 PM, George McRae; 9 PM, Fareed Haque Group. Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Boliver Shagnasty Brass Band; 10 PM, David Young's Wild Funk Band. Sat 10/6, 8 and 10 PM, Patricia Barber. 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: Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Silver Measure. Sundays, 7 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Josh Quinlan. 773-743-3355.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Fri 9/28, noon, Jim O'Reilly. 312-527-1010.

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. 6th annual Jump & Verve Jazz Festival October 2 through 6. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Tue 10/2, 7 PM, Northwestern University Jazz Combo; 9 PM, Mike Kocour Trio. Wed 10/3, 6 PM, Typhanie Monique Trio; 8:30 PM, Von Freeman with the Ron Perrillo Trio. Thu 10/4, 7 PM, New Trier High School Jazz Combo (tribute to Stephane Grappelli); 8:30 PM, Tito Carrillo Sextet. Fri 10/5, 7 PM, Evanston Township High School Jazz Combo; 9 PM, Bradley Williams & His Original 21st Century Review. Sat 10/6, 7 PM, Ron Surace; 9 PM, Southport All-Stars with George Freeman & Bobby Lewis. 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, Mark Stevens. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 10/7, Bruce Mak Trio. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Fri 9/28, 7 PM, Bradley Williams performs preceding a partial screening of the video Wrigley Field, Beyond the Ivy. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/28, 6 PM, Donny Niccolo; 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 9/29, Elijah Levi Quartet. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/28, Rankinfyle. Sat 9/29, Rick Shandling Trio. Sat 10/6, Jodie Christian. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Jazz Solution with Tunia. 773-276-9730.

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

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Thu 10/4, 9 PM, Gregg Bendian's Interzone (see Critic's Choice). 773-525-2508.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet performs music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 10/7, 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 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Andrew Lamb Trio. 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 10/4, David Boykin Quartet. Fri 10/5, Francois Houle Trio. Sat 10/6, Hanah Jon Taylor with Brian Smith. 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 9/28, Joanna Ashley & Tom Muellner. 773-404-4555.

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

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Restaurant and bar. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, 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.

international

concerts

VALERIE SALGADO BOOKER performs Latin jazz, boleros, and Brazilian and Colombian folk music. Tue 10/2, 7 PM, Merlo branch, Chicago Public Library, 644 W. Belmont. 312-744-1139. Wed 10/3, 6:30 PM, Albany Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 5150 N. Kimball. 312-744-1933. Thu 10/4, 7 PM, McKinley Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 1915 W. 35th. 312-747-6082.

ALTAMIRO CARRILHO & SIMPLEMENTE MUSICA Concert and lecture/demonstration. Sat 9/29, 6 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-427-6267.

LOS COJOLITES Free Mexican music concert. Wed 10/3, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DOIS NO CHORO with pianist Maria Teresa Madeira. Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-5025.

GOLEC UORKIESTRA Polish music concerts. Fri 9/28, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, and Sun 9/30, 5 PM, Gateway Theatre, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-481-6968. Mon 10/1, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ELY GUERRA Free performance. Sat 9/29, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

ILGI Free concert. Sat 9/29, noon, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

ILGI, SLAVEK HANZLIK & GROOVY LIX INTERNATIONAL Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PARADOX TRIO Free admission. Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SACAL performs Caribbean music; free concert. Sat 9/29, 3 PM, Harper Court, 52nd Place and Harper. 773-288-1538.

SHOZO SATO Kabuki master performs "Matsukaze: The Salt Maidens." Sat 9/29, noon, Price Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

NELSON SOSA performs Latin American music. Thu 10/4, 6:45 PM, Roosevelt branch, Chicago Public Library, 1101 W. Taylor. 312-746-5656.

TRIBUS FUTURAS performs music from the Andes. Thu 10/4, 7 PM, West Lawn branch, Chicago Public Library, 4020 W. 63rd. 312-747-7381.

international

clubs

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

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/29, Ely Guerra, Eternals. 773-276-3600.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/5, Orquesta Sabor. 630-416-4898.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 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: Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Ely Guerra, Chicago Samba. Sat, 9/29, 8 PM, Funkadesi. Sun 9/30, 4 PM, Azucena Vega; 7 PM, Hot Domingos; 10 PM, DJ Red Lox. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, DJ Sean Joyce; 10 PM, Casolando (on the Back Porch Stage). Fri 10/5, 9 PM, Tito Nieves. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/29, 9 PM, Ural Gypsies. 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 espanol. 773-297-3178.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays and Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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

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

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/29, Chicago Samba, Choro na Feira. 312-733-6577.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Sat 9/29, Casolando, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-278-6600.

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

classical

JASON ALDEN organ (Mozart, Mendelssohn, Walton, Sousa, Rorem, Ferko, Thalben-Ball, Gigout, Matthias, Guilmant). Sun 9/30, 4 PM, Pullman United Methodist Church, 112th and Saint Lawrence. 708-345-6724 or 219-922-1794.

MICHELLE AREYZAGA soprano, with pianist Jamie Shaak (Faure, Debussy, Roussel, Ravel, Poldowski, Turina, Guridi, Granados, Hoiby, Walker, Hundley). Sun 10/7, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

JAN BICKEL, STACY ECKERT, AND KATHLEEN VAN DE GRAAFF mezzo-sopranos and soprano (Mozart, Berlioz, Faure, Rachmaninoff, Rodrigo). Fri 10/5, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

ELISA BILLEY soprano (Purcell, Vivaldi, Rossini, Cooke, Wolf, Schubert). Fri 10/5, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller, conductor (Monteverdi, Miller, and others). Sun 9/30, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. Mon 10/1, 7:30 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Bach, Wagner, Honegger, Hindemith). Sun 9/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Mon 10/1, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Svoboda, Brahms, Hanson). Thu 10/4, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, 8:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and soprano Elizabeth Connell (Carter, Wagner). Thu 10/4 through Sat 10/6, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor and

piano, with soprano Angela Denoke, tenor Peter Seiffert, and bass John Tomlinson (Mendry, Wagner). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Barenboim conducts a chamber music concert in the "Music Now" series (Carter, Thomas). See Critic's Choice. Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor (Haydn, Debussy/Schoenberg, Mozart). Sun 10/7, 3 PM, concert chapel, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND WIND SYMPHONY Wed 10/3, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DOIS NO CHORO with pianist Maria Teresa Madeira (Piazzolla, Gnattali, Kritz, traditional). Free admission. Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-6925 or 773-442-4978.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with violinist Xiang Gao (Bruch, Adams, Schumann). Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 N. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with guitarist Christopher Parkening (Debussy, Rodrigo, Berlioz). Fri 10/5, 8:30 PM, Sat 10/6, 8 PM, and Sun 10/7, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA Thu 10/4, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

XIANG GAO violin, in a free recital (Mozart, Schumann, Li). Fri 10/5, noon, Koten Chapel, North Central College, 329 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5217.

MEMBERS OF THE GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA AND LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO with the Chicago Children's Choir, Chicago Youth Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Bella Voce vocal ensemble, violinist Rachel Barton, and others in a free concert honoring victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-744-8950 or 312-346-3278.

CHRIS HASSELBRING, EDGAR CAMPOS, KATHERINE STUBBINS, JASON HERRICK, AND SEAN WHITAKER trumpets, trombone, horn, and tuba (Lutoslawski, Arutunian, Debussy, Joplin, and others). Sun 9/30, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-492-8842.

INCANTO performs Baroque music (Monteverdi and others). Sun 9/30, 2 PM, All Saints Episcopal Church, 4550 N. Hermitage. 773-271-3779.

OTTO M. KRAEMER performs organ improvisations. Fri 9/28, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 9/28 and Mon 10/1, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/7, 2 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming, tenor Ben Heppner, and baritone Lucio Gallo (Verdi, Otello). Tue 10/2 and Sat 10/6, 7:30 PM, Richard Buckley, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Weill, Street Scene). 312-332-2244.

NEWBERRY CONSORT Fri 9/28, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Church of the Ascension, 1133 N. LaSalle. Sat 9/29, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, GOSPEL CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, AND WOMEN'S CHORUS Thu 10/4, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Paul Vermel, conductor, with violinist Desiree Ruhstadt (Mussorgsky, Glazunov, Mendelssohn). Sun 10/7, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT I features music of Athanasios Zervas, Dinos Constantinides, Michael Burritt, and others. Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Martinu, Amon, Tchaikovsky). Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1266 Willow, Winnetka. Wed 10/3, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA QUARTET with clarinetist Larry Combs (Brahms, Lombardo, Beethoven). Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068, 773-702-8069, or 773-702-9075.

PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor (Elgar, Beethoven). Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO in a free concert. Sat 9/29, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOEL RANEY AND JANE HOLSTEIN piano and organ. Sun 9/30, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

ANNE L. ROUNDS AND ANNE KLEPIKOV pianos, in a free concert (Bach, Schubert). Thu 10/4, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ARUNA SERBANESCU AND MICHAEL WILSON soprano and piano, in an all-Verdi program. Sun 9/30, 3:30 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-987-1196.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, performs music of Brahms in a lecture-concert. Fri 10/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SAMUEL SORIA organ (Gigout, Widor, Demessieux, Messiaen, Langlais, Vierne). Sun 10/7, 3:30 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 312-664-6963.

SYLVIA TORAN piano, performs music of Spanish and Latin American composers. Mon 10/1, 7 PM, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. Fri 10/5, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-431-1330.

fairs & festivals

COMMUNITY-UNITY FEST Seward Park, Division and Orleans: Sat 9/29, 11 AM, Chris Green & New Perspective; 12:30 PM, Julie V & Friends; 1:30 PM, Havana; 2:30 PM, Sugar Blue; 3:30 PM, Byron Woods; 4 PM, Death Valley; 5 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks. Sun 9/30, 2 PM, Frank Matthew Methodist Church Gospel Choir; 3:30 PM, Trinity Praise Dancers; 4 PM, Wanda Rogers; 4:30 PM, Fellowship of Love Christian Choir; 5 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown. 773-881-2211.

ELMHURST OKTOBERFEST 2001 on the grounds of Elmhurst City Centre, York and Schiller, Elmhurst: Sat 9/29, 3 PM, Sarah Benkendorf; 4 PM, Lederhosen Duo; 7 PM, Dick Theml & the Alpiners. 630-993-1600.

ELMWOOD PARK ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL 75th between Grand and Fullerton, Elmwood Park: Fri 9/28, 6 PM, Twist & Shout (Beatles tribute); 8:30 PM, Chameleon. Sat 9/29, 2 PM, Jack Miuccio; 4 PM, Jay Juliano; 6 PM, Steve Richards Show; 8:45 PM, Intrigue. Sun 9/30, 2 PM, Freeze Dried; 3:15 PM, Gigolo Johnny; 4 PM, Deja Vu; 6 PM, Lucia; 6:45 PM, FZ4. 773-625-0506.

FALLING LEAF FESTIVAL on the grounds of Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th: Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Underwater People. Sun 9/30, noon-8 PM, Leadfoot, Bohola, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-233-3100.

FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS' FAIR Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills: Sat 9/29, 12:30 and 3:30 PM, singer/songwriter Gaia. Festival also features storytellers, puppeteers, and educational presentations. 708-974-5740.

ST. ALPHONSUS OKTOBERFEST St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington: Fri 9/28, 6:30 PM, Mike Pleska & Sally; 8:30 PM, World Class Noise. Sat 9/29, 1 PM, Mike Pleska & Sally; 1:45 PM, Bopology; 3:45 PM, Associates; 6:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers; 8:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. 773-525-0709.

ST. FLORIAN OKTOBERFEST St. Florian School, 13110 Baltimore: Sun 10/7, 12:30-4:30 PM, Deutsch-Meisters. 773-646-4877.

STARVED ROCK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL & FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP Allen Park, Rte. 23 and Hitt, Ottawa: Fri 9/28, 7 PM, Red Wine; 7:40 PM, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike; 8:25 PM, Jim & Jesse; 9:15 PM, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time; 10:05 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Sat 9/29, 10 AM, fiddle competition first round; 2:30 PM, Special Consensus; 3 PM, Lynwood Lunsford & the Misty Valley Boys; 3:30 PM, Fragment; 4 PM, Karl Shiflett & Big Country; 4:30 PM, Grasshopper; 5 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water; 5:30 PM, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage; 6:10 PM, Special Consensus; 6:50 PM, Lynwood Lunceford & the Misty Valley Boys; 7:30 PM, Fragment; 8 PM, Karl Shiflett & Big Country; 8:50 PM, Grasshoppers; 9:30 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water; 10:10 PM, Rhonda

Vincent & the Rage. Sun 9/30, 10:30 AM, Art Stevenson & High Water; 11 AM, fiddle competition finals; 2 PM, Fragment; 2:30 PM, Marcus & Megan Mullins; 3 PM, McGee Creek. 502-592-8397 or 888-688-2924.

TINLEY PARK'S OKTOBERFEST Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park: Fri 10/5, 7 PM, Shortcuts; 10 PM, Buckinghams. Sat 10/6, 1 PM, Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band; 5:30 PM, Hurry Sundown; 7 PM, Tak-A-Bite; 9 PM, Five Guys Named Moe. Sun 10/7, noon, Jungendblasorchester Concordia Kiel; 2 PM, Arts Alive Jazz Band; 4 PM, Kieran Conway; 6 PM, Tom Carey Band. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

miscellaneous

BOYS CHOIR OF HARLEM Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

LUC FERRARI Sat 10/6 program includes Tautologos 3 with Ensemble Noamnesia, David Grubbs, Vincent Royer, and Gene Coleman, and Les archives sauvees des eaux with DJ Martin Tetreault. Sun 10/7 program includes Poerte ouverte sur ville with Ensemble Noamnesia and Vincent Royer, Chansons pour le corps with Ensemble Noamnesia and Julia Bentley, and pianist Ian Pace. Sat 10/6, 8 PM, and Sun 10/7, 7 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Free children's concert. Sun 9/30, 2 PM, Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview. 312-742-7816.

MELODEERS CHORUS Sun 9/30, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 800-222-7552.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, GOSPEL CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, AND WOMEN'S CHORUS Thu 10/4, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

SONGS FOR WIGGLEWORMS Children's concert with Rob Newhouse, Stacey Buehler, Anne-Marie Akin, Julie Frost, Laura Doherty, Michael Miles, and Eric Delli Bovi. Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONGS OF HOPE Sing-along led by Old Town School of Folk Music staff (benefits the McCormick Tribune Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund). Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STOMP Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Sat 10/6, 5 and 9 PM, and Sun 10/7, 2:30 and 6:30 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 10/1, 12:30 PM, Paul Ciminello Quartet; 1:30 PM, Phoenix Youth Jazz Band. Wed 10/3, DiBella Duo. Thu 10/4, Paul Ciminello Quartet. Fri 10/5, John Maggio Quintet. 312-346-3278.

TIM WALTERS, HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND, JOEL FRANKEL Thu 10/4, 6-10 PM, Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway. 312-742-7591.

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