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Rock, Pop, etc.

Concerts

RYAN ADAMS & THE LAX, PAUL BURCH See Spot Check. Wed 10/10, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

YOLANDA ADAMS, MARY MARY, SHIRLEY CAESAR, VIRTUE Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

BASS X Free in-store performance. Fri 10/5, 7 PM, Crow's Nest Music, 1157 W. Fullerton. 773-935-9196.

BJORK, MATMOS Sold out. Sun 10/14, 7:30 PM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-419-0033 or 312-559-1212.

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

KARLA BONOFF, KENNY EDWARDS Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Nathan Manilow Theatre, Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood, Park Forest. 708-747-0580.

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

GRETA CLARK, ELIZABETH DOYLE, MAURA PHENEY, STEPHEN RADER, JACK SHORT, CYNTHIA STEVENS & OTHERS Benefit for United Way and New York Community Trust September 11 Fund. Fri 10/5, 11 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

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.

ROBERT CRAY BAND, MONTE MONTGOMERY Sat 10/13, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

NEIL DIAMOND Mon 10/8, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

THE DOG & EVERYTHING performs at the Chicago Design Show. Sat 10/6, 2 PM, second floor, Merchandise Mart, 200 World Trade Center. 312-926-7430.

FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL performs at the Chicago Design Show. Sun 10/7, 2 PM, second floor, Merchandise Mart, 200 World Trade Center. 312-926-7430.

GROOVATRON Free in-store performance. Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SAM HARRIS Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

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

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.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DJ DAMON LOCKS, JOHN GREENFIELD, FRANK DiCOSTANZO Bridge magazine release party. Fri 10/12, 9:30 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

JOHN VINCENT MAHADY performs "As Long As I'm Singing." Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble. 773-583-7810.

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

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

NICKELBACK, PETE YORN, LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION perform at the New Rock Block Party; benefits the Q101 Relief Fund and Maryville Academy. On the second stage: Swinging Love Hammers, A Band Called Horse, Caviar, Gelheads, Oh My God. Sat 10/6, 3 PM-midnight, A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport. 312-527-8348 or 312-559-1212.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Thu 10/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

OVERTONE, GAINSAY, RULE 22, PIEHOLE Fri 10/5, 7 PM, Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay, North Chicago. 847-309-4056.

DAVE PAVKOVIC'S EXCITING TRIO performs at the Chicago Design Show's Party on the Spot; benefit for the American Red Cross. Fri 10/5, 6 PM, second floor, Merchandise Mart, 200 World Trade Center. 312-926-7430.

PHYLA COEFFICIENT Performance and interactive CD-ROM. Sat 10/6, 9 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

JEAN-LUC PONTY Free in-store performance. Thu 10/11, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RATDOG Wed 10/10, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

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 concerts. Sun 10/7, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sun 10/14, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SLIPKNOT, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RAMMSTEIN, MUDVAYNE Tue 10/9, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, STAIND, LINKIN PARK, STATIC X, SPIKE 1000 Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 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.

TRAVIS, REMY ZERO Wed 10/10, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

WEIRD SISTERS perform as part of the Noble Fool Theater Company's comedy and music series "Wild Card Wednesdays." Wed 10/10, 7:30 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 8 E. Randolph. 312-630-2631 or 312-902-1500.

DAR WILLIAMS, CATIE CURTIS Thu 10/11, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959.

KELLER WILLIAMS, CHARLIE HUNTER Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Proclaimers, Tristen. Sat 10/6, 9 PM, Dave Edmunds, Jon Langford, Riptones. Wed 10/10, 9 PM, Josh Joplin, Jesse Dayton (see Spot Check), Miga. Thu 10/11, 8 PM, Beulah (see Critic's Choice), Mates of State, David Singer & Sweet Science. Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Plastics Hi-Fi, Tenki, Hushdrops. Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. 773-478-4408.

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 10/5, Organ Wolf, Sugarfriedsuper O's. Sat 10/6, Go Go Devils, Torturing Elvis. 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 10/12, Gidgets Ga Ga. Sat 10/13, Pinheads, Kong. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 10/5, Low Rent, Stunt Cat, Stroller, Mystechs. Sat 10/6, Glow Bugs, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Nine in Hiding, 2 lbs. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/9, the Effect, DeMilos. Wed 10/10, Paperbacks. Thu 10/11, Second Hand Poets, T.J. Dennis Band. Fri 10/12, Brides, Baseball Furies, Kilo Watts. Sat 10/13, benefit for Melanoma Cancer Awareness with Waco Brothers, Sons of the Soil. 773-281-4444.

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

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/12, Pinheads, Hotlips Messiah, Dead Popes Society. 773-384-0043.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Sun 10/7, 6 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 630-406-0008.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Gingi Lahera & Bradley Williams. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 10/12, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. Sun 10/14, 11 AM, Gayle Ritt; 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 10/5, Carlos Washington & Giant People. Sat 10/6, Rodney Jones's Soul Manifesto (see Critic's Choice), Carlos Washington & Giant People. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with the Chicago Horns. Fri 10/12, Lotus. Sat 10/13, Hanuman. 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 10/5, Noveto Trio. Sat 10/6, Rur. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 10/12, T.J. Dennis. Sat 10/13, Serilian. 708-387-0050.

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. Sat 10/6, Weeds. Fri 10/12, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 10/13, Big Sweaty Men. 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 10/5, American Standard, Bleary. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/6, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Fri 10/12, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops. Sat 10/13, Paulina Hollers. 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. Thu 10/11, DJ Don Hedeker spins polka. 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 (10/11 with Aaron Frankel, Tanya Depass). 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 10/5, Thrifty Nickel, Seed Band. Sat 10/6, Jessie & the Beaver. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 10/12, Pat McCurdy. Sat 10/13, Anne Harris, Pinch, Roscoe Plush. 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 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/5, Maggie Speaks. Sat 10/6, Spirit Creek, Suite Oblivion. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 10/12, K-Floor, Honey Tongue. Sat 10/13, Harmony Riley. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. 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 10/5, 8 PM, and Sat 10/6, 8 and 10 PM, Baby Jane Dexter. 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. Fri 10/5, DJ Bob spins British Invasion. Sun 10/7, DJs Mark Blade & Pete Nathan. Mon 10/8, DJ Billy spins punk. Wed 10/10, DJs Jayson & Keith spin country & western. Thu 10/11, DJ Marshall Grady. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Graham Parker (see Spot Check), Figgs. Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Webb Brothers (see Spot Check), Butterfly Child, Nicholas Tremulis. Wed 10/10, 9 PM, Elvi, Phantom 3, Vacation Bible School, Callaghan. Thu 10/11, 9:30 PM, New Deal, 1000 Vertical Feet. Fri 10/12, 10 PM, Life Without, Black Panels, Meqqa, Moaning Lisa. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Box-o-car, Atomic Numbers, Missile, Area Man. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 10/5, Decades. Sat 10/6, Livin' Large. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/12, Revolver. 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 10/5, Rico. Sat 10/6, Dan Darrah, Fraud. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 10/12, Then Again. Sat 10/13, Garbo Swag, Kolbe. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/5, Ditch Farulla, Jones Bridge Massacre, Vultures Are Lovebirds. Sat 10/6, Joe Bigsley, John Dalton Band, Lunch, Jesse Malin. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 10/8, Jimmy Kingsway Band, Punctured Bicycle. Tue 10/9, Lull, Penny Dreadful, Blue Harvest. Wed 10/10, Krembone, Tugboat. Thu 10/11, Kristin Shout, Bleeding Turnips, Aziola Cry. Fri 10/12, Rusk, Voodoo Kings, Mercury Redstone. Sat 10/13, Ego Static, Exo, Wish List, Echo Base, Julie Korman. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/5, Rocket From the Crypt, Redline, Douglass Kings. Sun 10/7, 7 PM, Tape Beatles, Jupiter, Innerthrone. Mon 10/8, Ken Vandermark's Crisis, DJ Bundy K. Brown, DJ Geoffrey Wilson. Tue 10/9, Inkblot (see Spot Check), Jon Sheffield. Thu 10/11, Bobby Stratosphere & the Bloodclub, Bob Rising & the Blisters, Means. Fri 10/12, Dianogah, Zincs, Sun DL. Sat 10/13, 9:30 PM, Bardo Pond, Thalia Zedek, Explosions in the Sky, Hella. Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Tennis, Warmdesk, Si-cut.db. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Fri 10/5, Randy Amundsen. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/12, 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.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Rock Bottom. 773-685-8083.

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 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, Bump-n-Uglies, Kill-a-watts, Gina Go Faster. Mon 10/8, 6 PM, Mock Orange, Audiobiography, Over It, Staring Back. Wed 10/10, 10 PM, Magas, Resineators, Traxx, Stagecoach. Thu 10/11, 8 PM, Service Anxiety, Creta Bourzia, Rom, N-O. Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Rise Against, Honor System, Redline. Sat 10/13, 4 PM, 9 Shocks Terror, Exclaim, Hellnation, Kill the Man Who Questions, Allergic to Whores, Scorned, Awakening; 10 PM, Speed of Light, Dysrithmia, Overlords of the Underworld. Sun 10/14, 5 PM, Student Rick, Exit, Split Habit; 9 PM, Pissbucket, Drunkenmaster Three, Throttlerod, the Shame. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Wed 10/10, 8 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight" with Charlotte Horton, Marianne Jayne, Mary Anderson, and Matt Tiegler. Thu 10/11, 8:30 PM, Richard Buckner, Anders Parker. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, NRBQ, Devil in a Woodpile. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8:45 PM; no cover. Sat 10/6, Johnny Starr & the Met. Sat 10/13, Good Word. 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 10/12, Harmony Riley. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/5, Epicycle, Lake Shore Drive. Sat 10/6, Shermans, 1000 Rubs. Wed 10/10, Silver Measure. Fri 10/12, Snake Oil, Vona. Sat 10/13, benefit for the New York City Firefighters 911 Disaster Relief Fund with Baby Kage, Blue Harvest. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Tue 10/9, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wed 10/10, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thu 10/11, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 10/5, 7:30 PM, Allen Nicholas; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sun 10/7, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 10/8, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 10/9, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 10/10, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 10/11, 7:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. Sat 10/13, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 10/14, 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. Tue 10/9, open mike hosted by Carrie Grant. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Oucho Sparks (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 10/5, Holding Mercury, Segue. Sat 10/6, Great Crusades, Fetch. Sun 10/7, Black Beauties, Dorks. Thu 10/11, Popfly, Tony Piscotti. Fri 10/12, Big Bang Music Theory. 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 10/11, Deloreans. Sat 10/13, Weeds. 312-943-2252.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 10/6, Tina Lie Band. Fri 10/12, Family of Souls, Rob McNurlin. Sat 10/13, Bliss Gypsies. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/5, "Tighten Up" with DJ Jason Tinkey, DJ Sean Cavanaugh, DJ Ben Pirani, and DJ Aret Sakalian. Sat 10/6, "Tighten Up" with Diplomats of Solid Sound, Conquerors, DJ Brian Poust. Mon 10/8, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Fri 10/12, 8 and 10:30 PM, Kelly Hogan (late show with Evelyn Weston). Sat 10/13, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops. Sun 10/14, 9 PM, benefit for Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty with the Mekons & friends. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 10/6, Mark Watson Band, Synge, Troy. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/5, 10:30 PM, Yahzarah (see Spot Check), Fathom, DJ Kemal. Sun 10/7, 8 PM, My Damn Butterfly; 10 PM, Tiger Lillies (see Spot Check). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/5, Sandy Andina. Sat 10/6, Silver Measure. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken word and music open mike. Fri 10/12, Chitown. Sat 10/13, Neil Dixon Smith. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 10/6, 7:30 PM, Little Feat, Joe Bonamassa; 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 (sold out). Mon 10/8 and Wed 10/10, Rusted Root (Mon 10/8 sold out). Thu 10/11, 6:15 PM, Misfits, Bottletones, Mesh. Fri 10/12, Nickel Creek, Glen Phillips. Sun 10/14, Enrique Bunbury, Elefantes. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 10/6, 9 PM, Big Beat Embassy. 312-245-0333.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Shiri. Sat 10/6, Acoustic Alchemy. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/5, Gore, Drop, Mr. Macky, Flathead Fillups. Sat 10/6, Generations. Fri 10/12, Prodigals, John Eddie. Sat 10/13, RPM. 312-337-3486.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: Wed 10/10, 8 PM, "Funkadelic Fusion" with Kei Key Bu with George Clinton & members of P-Funk, Secret Agent Bill, Subconscious Collective, and Fella. 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/5, Mabel Mabel, Plain Jane. Sat 10/6, Electric X, Dave Tompkin & the Red Team. Thu 10/11, Brett Cain Band. Fri 10/12, Underwater People, Zambow. Sat 10/13, Honey Tongue. 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 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: Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Bob Rising & the Blisters, Walking Man. Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Pudder Project, Silverbacks, Cal Hollow. Sun 10/7, We the Cats, Seers Poncho, Nectarine Knockout. Tue 10/9, Savitre, Almighty Rogers. Wed 10/10, John Dalton Band, Brian Anderson Band. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/5, Strangefolk, A Band Called Horse. Sat 10/6, Baldwin Brothers, Funktelligence. Tue 10/9, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Wed 10/10, 10 PM, MVP, Lubriphonic. Thu 10/11, 9:30 PM, John Brown's Body, Moon Boot Lover. Fri 10/12, Moxy Blue, Rock Star Club, Insta. Sat 10/13, Garaj Mahal, Frank Catalano Band. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/5, 6:30 PM, Tossers, Haymarket Riot, Sons of the Soil, Matics; midnight, Strokes (see Spot Check), Moldy Peaches (see Critic's Choice); sold out. 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. Tue 10/9, 8 PM, Basement Jaxx, Ugly Duckling. Wed 10/10, 6:30 PM, Anniversary, Lawrence Arms, Selby Tigers, Filthy Jim. Thu 10/11, 7 PM, American Hi-Fi, Phantom Planet. Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Waterboys, Tom McRae; 11:30 PM, the Damned, Swingin' Utters. Sat 10/13, 6:30 PM, the Faint, Now It's Overhead, Marvelkind, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. 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. Fri 10/5, Sugar Daddies. Sat 10/6, Skirt Chaser, Misery Compromise, Matics. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. Thu 10/11, Children's Hour, Sugar Hook, Teen Wolf. Sat 10/13, Broken April, Fear Itself, Soul Vasq. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/5, Notstandskomitee. Sat 10/6, Elektronengehirn, Delray. Fri 10/12, Found Object, Epectir, Heavy Petting, DJ Chaos. Sat 10/13, Faun Fables, Earwig Spectre, Keen. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Boliver Shagnasty Brass Band; 10 PM, David Young's Wild Funk Band. Mondays, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Tue 10/9, 7 PM, Michelle Thomas; 8 PM, Xperimental Funk Quintet; 9 PM, Chris Greene. Thu 10/11, 9 PM, Vertigo open mike. Fri 10/12, 5 PM, Ethan Semone; 10 PM, John Kamys. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, John Kamys. 847-869-0450.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/5, 9 PM, Homunculus, Starch Martins, Gnappy. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Wed 10/10, 9 PM, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Family Tree, Plush Noise (benefit for the American Red Cross). Fri 10/12, 10 PM, Light FM, Uniform, Gelheads. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Nubile Thangs, Toe. 773-489-0011.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 10/13, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 630-357-4350.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/5, Sonnets. Sat 10/6, Knife of Simpson, Buzzfuzzter, Dark Yellow. Wed 10/10, the Effect. Thu 10/11, Celestial Crumb, Product. Fri 10/12, Violet Time, Van Go. Sat 10/13, Fiercely Me. 773-486-9862.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sat 10/6, 9 PM, Drexel, J.R. Truckdriver, Millimeter Mercury. Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Leroy Fix, Michael Colombia's Pots & Pans. Sat 10/13, 9:30 PM, Evan Jacover, Sideways Brian. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Sun 10/14, 10 PM, Faun Fables. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 10/6, 9:30 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Anne Feeney & Chris Chandler's Flying Poetry Circus. 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 10/5, Universal Mystic, Maiko. Sat 10/6, Monorail, Bamboo Grove. Sun 10/7, Blind Spot Trio, Hearing From the Gap. Wed 10/10, Strangers of Grace. Fri 10/12, Bushoong, Just Nuttz. Sat 10/13, Nectarine Knockout. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Idaho, Winter Blanket, Geoff Greenberg. Sat 10/6, 10 PM, Clem Snide, Moviola, The Trouble With Sweeney. Mon 10/8, 9 PM, Summer Hymns, Destroyer, Atari Star. Tue 10/9, 8 PM, Lori Carson, Brenda Weiler. Wed 10/10, 8 PM, Anne Heaton, Jennie DeVoe. Thu 10/11, 9 PM, Freedy Johnston (see Spot Check), Cole Guerra. Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Freedy Johnston (see Spot Check), Wendy DeBias; 10:30 PM, Silkworm,

Kinski. Sat 10/13, 7:30 PM, Rockapella; 10:30 PM, Morris Minors, the Double. Sun 10/14, 8 PM, 77s, Jacobstone. 773-525-2508.

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 10/5, Robo Dreamdate, Everybody Uh-Oh, Snoogans. Sat 10/6, Wolcott, National Jet Set, Shams. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 10/11, Hysterics, All Charges Dropped, Uretha Franklin & the Ghetto Children. Fri 10/12, 7 PM, benefit for families of the New York City Fire Department with Tossers, Chris Connelly, Deals Gone Bad, Musical Vibrations, Plane, Egnaro, Rachel Mylan, Tate & others. Sat 10/13, 1:30-11:30 PM, benefit for families of the New York City Fire Department with Evergreen Terrace, Shattered Angel, Wolcott, Mike, Sweater Girl, C.U.P., Split Habit, Stiffs, Break of Day, Seventies, Subswitch, Tarnish, Much the Same. 708-922-9950.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike hosted by DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & AM/PM. Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Pelvic Delta, Motion for Alliance. Sat 10/13, Dan Darrah Band, Treeline. 773-278-6600.

THIRD BASE Rtes. 25 & 72, East Dundee: Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Buffalo River. 847-428-5438.

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 10/5, El McMeen, Larry Pattis. Sat 10/6, Jeff Talmadge. Sun 10/7, Kurt David Phillips, Kristy Kruger, Cedric Gauthier. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Wed 10/10, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Ellen Rosner. Thu 10/11, Jenn Adams, Andy Levin. Fri 10/12, Ruben Waters, Dag Juhlin, Al Rose. Sat 10/13, Ina May Wood, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann, Nancy Walker, Sloan Wainwright. Sun 10/14, Randy Rademaker. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/5, Effect, Janus. Sat 10/6, Hundo, Synesthesia, DeMilos, E-lux. Wed 10/10, Lawnboy, Lunar Breakdown. Fri 10/12, Aftergrace. Sat 10/13, Fly Williams, New Math. 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. Sat 10/6, Short Cuts. Fri 10/12, Horizontal Motion. Sat 10/13, Deja Vu. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/5, Jimbo Delta. Saturdays, open stage. Thu 10/11, O'Briens. Fri 10/12, Clams. 312-943-7815.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/6, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Tue 10/9, 56 Hope Road. Wednesdays, Pelvic Delta. Fri 10/12, Fat Time. 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 & 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. Fri 10/5, Thea Austin. Saturdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (Sat 10/6, DJs Crystal Clear & Mike Love, Madison Avenue, DJs Paul Johnson, Luis Segura, Laura B., Lucia, Chris Tomasone, Confusion & DJ Jes). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

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

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

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

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJs John Jackson, 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. Fridays, 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, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 10/10, Total Science, 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 10/9, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

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

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 10/5, Hugo, Pablo. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. 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. Sat 10/13, benefit for the Joel Hall Dancers with Jessica Halem and T.C. Carson. 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. Fri 10/5, David Coleman & Sen-sei, DJs John Curley & Chad Sommer, Roki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Thu 10/11, 9:30 PM, New Deal. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Justin G. spins progressive house, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Saturdays, DJ Myke T. spins progressive house and trance, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Sundays, DJ Javier Temple. Thursdays, DJs spin house. 312-733-7800.

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. Tue 10/9, Inkblot (see Spot Check), Jon Sheffield. 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 10/5, Anacron, Shon Dervis & Double D. Sat 10/6, Leddie Garcia & friends. www.mfx1.com.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

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. Fri 10/5, DJ Rob Mello. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Mood. Tuesdays, Lady D. Wednesdays, Hector Lopez, DJ V. Thursdays, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. Fri 10/12, DJ Alton Miller. 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. Sat 10/6, Deep Dish, Chad Sommer, Frique & Majid. Thu 10/11, John Acquaviva. 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 10/5, Miguel Migs, Lisa Shaw, Darrell Woodson. Sat 10/6, Darrell Woodson, Dayhota, Sista Stroke. 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 10/12, DJ Colette, Rees Urban. Sat 10/13, DJ Heather & J-Dub. 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 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. 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. Sat 10/6, Tim Baker. Fri 10/12, Julius aka the Mad Thinker. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

JENNIFER ARMSTRONG Sat 10/13, 8 PM, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-869-9447.

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

BELA FLECK, EDGAR MEYER Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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

KATHY KALLICK BAND Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BONNIE KOLOC & ED HOLSTEIN Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 773-779-7059.

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

DOUGIE MACLEAN Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIMMY MARTIN, SPECIAL CONSENSUS Sat 10/13, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JAMIE O'REILLY & MICHAEL SMITH Sun 10/14, 2 PM, Kagan Home for the Blind, 3525 W. Foster. 773-478-7040.

LENI STERN Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

BACKDROP CAFE 26 LaGrange Rd., LaGrange: Sat 10/13, 7 PM, Sandy Andina (no cover). 708-354-9055.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Switchback. 312-226-6666.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/6, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sun 10/7, Can-Ky-Ree. Fri 10/12, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops. Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Honkytonk Hayride. 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 10/5, 9:30 PM, and Sat 10/6, 10 PM, John Dillon. Fri 10/12, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Gavin Coyle. 708-687-9323.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Fri 10/5, Gareth Woods. Sat 10/6, Thri Nua. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/5, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 10/6, Seamus O'Kane. Fri 10/12, Larkin Brothers. Sat 10/13, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/12, 9:30 PM, Twangbangers with Bill Kirchen, Dallas Wayne, Joe Goldmark, and Redd Volkaert. 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 10/6, Cooper & Nelson. Sat 10/13, Live Bait. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Wed 10/10, 10 PM, Cornmeal (no cover). 773-525-7313.

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 10/12, 10 PM, Family of Souls, Rob McNurlin. 773-465-8005.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 10/11, 9:30 PM, Red Meat, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. Fri 10/12, 8 and 10:30 PM, Kelly Hogan (late show with Evelyn Weston). Sat 10/13, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops. 773-227-4433.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Nickel Creek, Glen Phillips. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Prodigals. 312-337-3486.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 10/8, 8:30 PM, Gaelic Storm (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Wed 10/10, 8 PM, open jam hosted by Chicago Bluegrass Club. 773-463-7663.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 10/10, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Micki Croisant. Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Rob McNurlin. 773-743-3355.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 10/9, 9 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Geoff Muldaur, Eric Noden. Tue 10/9, 8 PM, Lori Carson, Brenda Weiler. 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 10/5, Buddy Tabor. Fri 10/12, David Crawford. 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

YOLANDA ADAMS, MARY MARY, SHIRLEY CAESAR, VIRTUE Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

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

PATRICIA COX & ULTIMATE TOUCH BAND WITH MARTHA JACKSON, WILLIE D & HIS BLUES REVUE, LAMAGIC & J WICKED "Stars of Tomorrow: A Soul, Rhythm & Blues Review." Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-287-5213, 773-379-3851, or 312-328-1376.

ROBERT CRAY BAND, MONTE MONTGOMERY Sat 10/13, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HONEYBOY EDWARDS, EOMOT RASUN Free performance and discussion as part of the series "The Darker Muse: Black Chicago and Creative Suggestion." Tue 10/9, 7 PM, auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5209 or 847-491-4852.

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

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.

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 10/5 and Sat 10/6, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/9, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 10/10, Grana Louise Blues Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/5, Sat 10/6, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/9, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. 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 10/5, Pistol Pete. Sat 10/6, Eddie C. Campbell. Sun 10/7, Eddie Taylor Jr. Mon 10/8, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/9, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Wed 10/10, Pistol Pete. Thu 10/11, Rob Stone & the C-Notes with Katherine Davis. Fri 10/12, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sat 10/13, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: 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: 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 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. Sun 10/7, Joanna Connor. Mon 10/8, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 10/9, Marty Sammon Band. Wed 10/10, Chris Beard. Thu 10/11, Eddie King. Fri 10/12, 5:30 PM, Jim Green (no cover); 9:30 PM, Jimmie Vaughan. Sat 10/13, 6:30 PM, Steve Arvey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Charlie Musselwhite, Corey Harris. Sun 10/14, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, 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.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/5, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Sat 10/6, Carey Bell. Fri 10/12, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 10/13, Chris Beard. 630-513-0074.

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.

DORIS'S 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 and 11 PM and midnight, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-821-9165.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 10/13, Ron Smith Duo. 630-916-6242.

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.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Killer Ray Players with Jimmy Pryor, Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-684-6800.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 10/12, Keith Scott. 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. Sat 10/13, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 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 10/12, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland, Calumet Park: Mon 10/8, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band. 708-385-3100.

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 10/6, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/9, 8:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 10/13, 9:30 PM, Eddie C. Campbell Band. 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. Fri 10/5, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 10/6, Roy Hightower. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 10/9, Joanna Connor. Thu 10/11, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 10/5, 6 PM, Ken Saydak Band. Fri 10/12, 6 PM, Deep Fried Blues Band. Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Felix & the Cats. 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 10/5 and Sat 10/6, Nellie Travis. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Thu 10/11, Lil' Al Thomas, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Eddy Clearwater. 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.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/5, 10 PM, Amy Kelly Band. Sat 10/6, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 10/11, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

MY FRIEND LOUNGE 10815 S. Michigan: Sundays, 6 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-624-6336.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/6, Rhythm City. Sat 10/13, Danny Draher. 773-252-1155.

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

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

PUSH RODS 15600 S. Dixie Hwy.: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 1 AM, Killer Ray Allison, Jimmy Pryor, Crumar, Mr. Shorty Mack. 312-719-3094.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 10/5, Charlie Love. Sat 10/6, Maurice John Vaughn. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 10/10 and Thu 10/11, Ann Rabson. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Mississippi Heat. 773-645-5200.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 10/11, Jimmy Burns Band. 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 10/5 and Sat 10/6, Thornetta Davis (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 10/10, Sugar Blue. Thu 10/11, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 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 10/5, Jimmy Burns. Sat 10/6, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 10/12, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. Sat 10/13, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/5, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 10/6, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Billy Flynn Band. 773-772-6656.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 10/6, Liz Mandville Greeson. 773-404-4555.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: 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. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Matthew Skoller & the Funky Wordsmyth. Sat 10/13, John Primer with the Matthew Skoller Band. 773-929-1300.

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

jazz

concerts

RAY BAILEY QUINTET WITH RACHAEL LEE & EVERETT GREENE Benefit concert. Sat 10/13, 12:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 773-779-3355.

DAVID BENOIT Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

MAGGIE BROWN Free concert and tribute to Oscar Brown Jr. Tue 10/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CERQUA RIVERA ART EXPERIENCE Fri 10/5, 7:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6300.

ANDREW D'ANGELO Free in-store performance. Wed 10/10, 4 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

MATT DARRIAU'S PARADOX TRIO See Critic's Choice. Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVE DOUGLAS See Critic's Choice. Thu 10/11, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOHNNY FRIGO QUARTET with the Chicago Sinfonietta under the direction of Lara Webber. Sun 10/14, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681, ext. 1.

RANDY JOHNSTON TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 10/6, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

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.

GLENN KOSTUR SAXOPHONE QUARTET Thu 10/11, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6300.

HOWARD LEVY & THE LEVITES Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 312-236-4587.

JEAN-LUC PONTY Free in-store performance. Thu 10/11, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LENI STERN Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KELLER WILLIAMS, CHARLIE HUNTER Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. 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 10/10, noon, Steve Sandner; 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 10/12, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 10/13, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 10/5 and Sat 10/6, Detour. Sun 10/7and Mon 10/8, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. Tue 10/9 through Sat 10/13, Carlos Cannon. Sun 10/14, 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 AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 10/10, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Gingi Lahera & Bradley Williams. Sun 10/14, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 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 10/5, Carlos Washington & Giant People. Sat 10/6, Rodney Jones's Soul Manifesto (see Critic's Choice), Carlos Washington & Giant People. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 10/13, 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 10/5, Yves Francois. Thu 10/11, Typhanie Monique Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. Tue 10/9, Cor Fuhler & Gert-Jan Prins (see Critic's Choice). 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. Sun 10/7, 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. Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Two for Brazil. 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 Stenten 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. Fri 10/5 and 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. Mon 10/8, Ken Vandermark's Crisis, DJ Bundy K. Brown, DJ Geoffrey Wilson. Tue 10/9, 7:30 PM, Jeb Bishop Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Wed 10/10, Cor Fuhler & Gert-Jan Prins (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant; no cover. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 10/11, Gessner/Baglione Duo. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/5, Kevin Kline. Sat 10/6, Steve Koerber Trio. Sat 10/13, Jazz Vertigo. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/7, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Sun 10/14, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 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 10/6, Alejandro Urzagasta Quartet. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 10/8, Brian Giusti Group. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 10/5, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 10/6, Vincent, Allen & Howell. Wednesdays, Kimberly Gordon. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Sat 10/13, Rob Roy & the Bitters. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/5, 9:30 PM, Robert Irving III & School of Cool. Sat 10/6, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sun 10/7, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Quartet (no cover). Mon 10/8, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 10/11, 9 PM, Doug Little/Giacomo Aula. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 10/10, 9 PM, David Young's New Republic. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/12, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mike Jones Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Mike Jones Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 10/9, 9 PM, Carol Genetti Ensemble, Jerome Bryerton & Alec Ramsdell. Wed 10/10, 8:30 PM, Hanah Jon Taylor Artet. Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet with Melissa Walker. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 10/7, Phil Mosberg/Eric Roth Duo. Sun 10/14, Alec Ramsdell with Brian Dibblee & Todd Margasak. 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 10/5 through Sun 10/7, Lou Donaldson Quartet. Tue 10/9 through Sun 10/14, Danilo Perez Quintet. 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 10/5, 10 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs?" with Denise La Grassa, Neal Alger, David Pavkovic & Matt Thompson. Wed 10/10, 8 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 10/12, 10 PM, John Goldman 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 10/7, Equinox 5. Sun 10/14, Ikkyu. 773-252-1639.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays, 9:30 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-649-5874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Sun 10/14, 10 PM, Equinox 5. 773-871-3757.

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: Fri 10/5, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Sat 10/6, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 10/10, 7 PM, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Two for Brazil. 630-446-4001.

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: Sun 10/7, 8:30 PM, Jack Wright with Carol Genetti & Jerry Bryerton. Thu 10/11, 10 PM, Blindspot Trio, Design Flaw. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 6th annual Jump & Verve Jazz Festival through 10/6. 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. Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show (Sun 10/7 with Kurt Elling). 847-869-0450.

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

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 through 10/6. 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.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/6, Jodie Christian. 847-266-1313.

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.

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 10/6, 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.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Sat 10/6, 10:30 PM, Equinox 5. 773-871-7799.

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 10/5, Dylan van der Schyff Trio (see Critic's Choice). Sat 10/6, Hanah Jon Taylor with Brian Smith. 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 10/11, David Boykin Trio. Fri 10/12, David Boykin's Expanse. Sat 10/13, Roscoe Mitchell Trio with Fred Anderson. 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. Sat 10/13, Francine Griffin. 773-404-4555.

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

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

international

concerts

VALERIE SALGADO BOOKER performs Latin jazz, boleros, and Brazilian and Colombian folk music. Tue 10/9, 6:30 PM, North Pulaski branch, Chicago Public Library, 4300 W. North. 312-744-9573.

LOS COJOLITES Mexican teen music group. Sat 10/6 and Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. Sat 10/6, 10 PM (benefit for Teatro Trono), Stone Soup Co-op, 4637 N. Ashland. 312-464-7676.

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

LOS FOLKLORISTAS Sat 10/6 and Sun 10/7, noon, Stanley Field Hall, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

LATIN PALOOZA DJs and live bands perform. Thu 10/11, 10 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

LIRA ENSEMBLE performs Polish folk songs. Tue 10/9, 12:15 PM, Lower Level Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4714.

MARIA TERESA MADEIRA Brazilian pianist performs choros. Wed 10/10, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Free Andean music concert. Fri 10/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

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 10/12, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 10/5, 9 PM, Tito Nieves. 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 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.

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

classical

AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM presents music of Chicago-area composers in a free outdoor concert (Axelrod, La Spata, Misurell-Mitchell, Rusche, McFerron, Mortensen, Wahlback, Bacos, Koykkar). Sun 10/14, 2 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-922-6311.

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.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in a program of opera excerpts. Sun 10/7, 2 PM, Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery, 207 Park, Evanston. 847-347-5236.

KATHLEEN BATTLE soprano. Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

HORNS OF THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC (Rossini, Gabrieli, Wagner, and others). Tue 10/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Claudio Abbado conducts an all-Beethoven program. Wed 10/10, 8:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas conducts a free concert (Hummel, Hines, Beethoven). Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-4470, 312-922-5570, or 262-605-0274.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS AND LAKE FOREST LYRICA Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Beethoven, Bartok, Dvorak). Wed 10/10, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 10/5 and Sat 10/6, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano, with soprano Angela Denoke, tenor Peter Seiffert, and bass John Tomlinson (Mundry, Wagner). Thu 10/11, 8 PM, and Fri 10/12, 1:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano, with soprano Elizabeth Connell (Mundry, Wagner). Sat 10/13, 6 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Waltraud Meier, tenor Christian Franz, mezzo-soprano Nadja Michael, baritone Andreas Schmidt, bass John Tomlinson, and men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Wagner, Tristan and Isolde). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor (Haydn, Debussy/Schoenberg, Mozart). Sun 10/7, 7:30 PM, concert chapel, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-294-3807. Mon 10/8, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DA CORNETO OPERA (Verdi, I Lombardi). Sun 10/14, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-662-2694.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SINGERS Clayton Parr conducts a free concert. Fri 10/5, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot conducts a free concert. Tue 10/9, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

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, 4 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.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor (Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Liadov). Sun 10/13, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

LUC FERRARI See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/6, 8 PM (with Ensemble Noamnesia, David Grubbs, Vincent Royer, Gene Coleman, and DJ Martin Tetreault), and Sun 10/7, 7 PM (with Ensemble Noamnesia, Julia Bentley, and Ian Pace), theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

RENEE FLEMING, SUSANNE MENTZER, LUCIO GALLO, DEAN PETERSON, JUDY CHRISTIN, DAVID CANGELOSI, DINA KUZNETSOVA, ROBERT TWETEN, AND OTHERS perform in the 10th annual "Jubilate Opera Gala." Benefit for Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House. Sun 10/7, 7 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo. 773-327-9921, ext. 335 or 132.

FULCRUM POINT in a program of "music inspired by children's literature." Fri 10/5, 7:30 PM, auditorium, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 280 S. Columbus. 773-722-5463.

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.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS with violinists Marilyn Shonfeld, Francine Sherman, Deborah Sherman, and David Taylor (Vivaldi, Schubert, Beethoven). Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

ROBERT P. HOLLAND trombone, with pianist Siu Yuin Pang (Galliard, Carter, La Montaine, Tremblot de la Croix, Busser, Guilmant). Sun 10/7, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 847-446-7777.

SEBASTIAN HUYDTS Tue 10/9, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6300.

BARTOMEU JAUME performs piano music of Joaquin Rodrigo in a free concert. Tue 10/9, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MISHA KEYLIN AND JANINE KNOX violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 10/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHORUS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Kirk-Evan Billet and Rami Levin, conductors (Purcell, Mersenne, Mozart, and others). Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5170.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with violinist Albert Igolnikov (Mozart, Levinson, Tchaikovsky, Arensky). Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

BENJAMIN LYNERD piano, in a free recital (Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann, Chopin). Thu 10/11, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 10/6, Tue 10/9, and Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Richard Buckley, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Weill, Street Scene). Sun 10/7, 2 PM, and Wed 10/10 and Sat 10/13, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming, tenor Ben Heppner, and baritone Lucio Gallo (Verdi, Otello). 312-332-2244.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert (Moore, Tillis, Singleton, and others). Wed 10/10, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-344-7559.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianist Andreas Klein (Beethoven, Smetana, Bavicchi). Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW YORK PHILOMUSICA piano (Beethoven, Olivero, Mozart, Spohr). Sun 10/14, 3 PM, auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

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

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with violinist Charles Pikler (Mendelssohn, Glazunov). Sun 10/14, 4 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with jazz trumpeter Bobby Lewis in a pops concert (Bernstein, R. Strauss, Grofe, Craft, and others). Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE (Britten, Wagner, Maslanka, Fillmore, Godfrey). Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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.

JEFFREY PANKO piano, in a free concert (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy). Sat 10/13, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

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.

GEORGE RADOSAVLJEVIC piano (Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt). Sun 10/14, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS (Mozart, Bartok, Brahms, Schoenberg/J. Strauss). Sun 10/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-4883.

DOUGLAS SCHNEIDER organ (Bach, Couperin, Widor, Dupre). Fri 10/12, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

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.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Paula Holcomb, conductor, with pianist David Leehey (Brahms, Shostakovich). Sun 10/14, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

TOKYO STRING QUARTET with violist Phillip Ying in an all-Brahms program. Fri 10/12, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

SYLVIA TORAN piano, performs music of Spanish and Latin American composers. Fri 10/5, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-431-1330.

SHIRLEY TRISSELL piano (Rachmaninoff, Korngold, Levant, Previn). Sun 10/7, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with organist Edward Zimmerman (Jongen, Saint-Saens). Sat 10/6, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

fairs & festivals

HEINEKEN CLAMBAKE State and Walton: Fri 10/12, 5-11 PM, Buckwheat Zydeco & others. Sat 10/13, 3-11 PM, Cecilia, C.J. Chenier. 773-868-3010.

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

SCARECROW FESTIVAL Main and Randall, Saint Charles: Fri 10/12, 10:30 AM, Joel Frankel; 1 PM, Pat Surface; 2:30 PM, Festive Singers; 4 PM, Pan Go Steel Band; 7 PM, Sister Envy. Sat 10/13, 10:30 AM, Fox Valley Swedish Choir; 3 PM, Rhythm Revolution; 3:30 PM, Four Charms; 4 PM, Grupo Folklorico; 5 PM, Rhythm Revolution; 7 PM, Blooze Brothers, New Invaders. Sun 10/14, 1 PM, Bake House Players; 3 PM, Tencat; 4 PM, Route 66. 630-377-6161.

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.

WINDY CITY LOST HARVEST FEST Lincoln Park, North and Lake Shore Dr.: Sat 10/13, noon, Laura Braun; 1 PM, Leroy Fix; 2 PM, I Decline; 3 PM, Ruck La-Rou; 4 PM, Blizzard of Ozz; 5 PM, Milk Plow; 6 PM, Los Marijuanos; 7 PM, Slitheryn; 8 PM, Gel Heads. Sun 10/14, noon, Sabrina; 1 PM, Subconscious Collective; 2 PM, Tension Wire; 3 PM, Lorenzo Goetz; 4 PM, Lucius Warbaby; 5 PM, Speargrass; 6 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 7 PM, Old #8; 8 PM, Wolcott. 708-795-1146 or 773-381-9330.

miscellaneous

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

CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN & ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CARILLON in an outdoor concert. Sun 10/7, 4 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR, GLEN ELLYN CHILDREN'S CHORUS, EXPRESSIONS, GLENBARD EAST HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT CHOIR, ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ BAND, ELMHURST COLLEGE CHOIRS, OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH OF NAPERVILLE BRASS, SOUNDTRACK DELUXE Benefit for American Red Cross. Sat 10/6, 7 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100.

DAHUI, JUDY PIAZZA & BENDIRA, BLISS GYPSIES, EDWINA LEE TYLER & GABRIELLE SCHAVRAN Percussion concert and drum circle. Sun 10/14, noon, auditorium, St. Gregory High School, 1677 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-907-2106.

MORAINE CHORALE performs "Do I Hear a Waltz?" Mon 10/8, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

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

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.

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. Fri 10/5, John Maggio Quintet. Wed 10/10, City Symphony Orchestra with da Corneto Opera Company. 312-346-3278.

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