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AC ROCK Free concert. Sat 10/27, 4 PM, Community Meeting Room, Evanston Public Library, Church & Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

AEROSMITH, THE CULT Tue 10/23, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

ALLOY ORCHESTRA accompanies the silent film The Lost World (DVD restoration will be shown); free admission. Tue 10/23, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TORI AMOS, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Sold out. Tue 10/23, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

AVALON, ZOEGIRL, JOY WILLIAMS Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600.

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, OLD 97'S, CHRIS WHITLEY'S ROCKETHOUSE perform at the Boogeyman Ball. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-836-4299 or 312-559-1212.

BIS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/19, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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

DAVID CRAWFORD Free in-store performance. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CURSIVE, DESAPARECIDOS, SORRY ABOUT DRESDEN, ABILENE Thu 10/25, 8 PM, Centrum Hall, 1309 N. Ashland. 773-486-2700.

DC TALK, TOBY MAC, TAIT, KEVIN MAX Wed 10/24, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

DEFINITE CHOICE, LA MANTRA DE FHIQRIA, SYSTEMIC INFECTION perform at an anniversary party for the Autonomous Zone. Sat 10/20, 7 PM, 1217 N. Milwaukee. 773-220-5043.

ANI DIFRANCO, BITCH AND ANIMAL Sun 10/21, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

DROPKICK MURPHYS, SICK OF IT ALL, TIGER ARMY Fri 10/19, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BOB DYLAN Sat 10/27, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

EL TRI Fri 10/19, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

FAMILY OF SOULS, PEAL, RPM, LIBIDO FUNK CIRCUS, DJ JOHN MURGES perform as part of Halloween 2001: A Scare Odyssey. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, 1501 N. Magnolia. 312-642-4500.

VICENTE & ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ Sat 10/20, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS, PHANTOM THREE perform as part of the Brian Costello Show. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

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 concert. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

HOOT NIGHT ALL-STARS Free concert and tribute to Kirsty MacColl. Fri 10/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HOT SOUP Fri 10/19, 7:30 PM, Friendship Hall, 1000 W. Central, Mt. Prospect. 847-632-9333.

HUON, STEWARD, CHURCHBUILDER, JEN TURRELL Fri 10/26, 9:30 PM, South Lounge, Reynolds Club, University of Chicago, 5706 S. University. 503-706-2468.

INZANE, FREE RAINE, STEEPWATER BAND, AMERICAN MOTHERLOAD, FLATHEAD FILLUPS, GRAVELBONE, MONKEY COCKTAIL, GRAPE SODA Sun 10/28, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JANE'S ADDICTION, LIVE, STEREO MC'S Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

KRAIG KENNING Free in-store performances. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music,

1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LA PAZ Wed 10/24, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

MARTIN LAWRENCE Sat 10/27, 8 PM, and Sun 10/28, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

LOW, KID DAKOTA Fri 10/26, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

AUDRA McDONALD Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LEONA NAESS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/19, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

HOLLY NEAR with pianist John Bucchino; benefit for Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Youth Programs and That All May Freely Serve. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-9373.

OLO Free in-store performance. Fri 10/26, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

ORGANIC MIND UNIT, PUGSLEE ATOMZ, MANHANDLERS, 4TH ROTOR, UMANAMION and DJ Kevin Fountain perform at a benefit for Guerrilla Love Radio and Red Line Radio. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Crachouse, 1626 S. Newberry. 312-491-1062.

MARC RIBOT See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ROCKIN' FENDERSKIRTS, RPM MUSIC Benefit for the World Trade Center Relief Fund. Sun 10/21, noon-4 PM, football field, Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park, Libertyville. 847-525-1234.

SNOOP DOGG, KURUPT, THA EASTSIDAZ, DAZ SOOPAFLY, THA LIKS, BUTCH CASSIDY, THA ANGELS Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

B.J. SNOWDEN, JAN TERRI Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

STARS OF LAWRENCE WELK with Myron Florem, Bobby & Elaine, Anacani & Ken Delo. Fri 10/19, 2 PM, and Sat 10/20, 6 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

SUM 41, UNWRITTEN LAW, GOB Sold out. Fri 10/26, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, OK GO Fri 10/19, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SUZANNE VEGA & ROBERT HILLMAN Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-3442.

JAY WARREN accompanies a screening of Wallace Worsley's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Brother El, Earatik Statik, Bon & Nip. Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, J-200, Sara Osmer. Thu 10/25, 8 PM, Tim Easton, Jay Bennett, Mark Sheehy. Fri 10/26, 9 PM, . . . And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Attack Formation, Explosions in the Sky. 773-478-4408.

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

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Thu 10/25, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. 773-348-5100.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Farm Crew. Sat 10/20, Negligents, New Love Designers. Sundays, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, open mike. 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 10/26, Plan 9, Immaculate Deceptions. Sat 10/27, Headaches, Deans. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 10/19, Poundseven, Wish, Gaskit. Sat 10/20, Shadow Tribe, Spies Who Surf, Go Go Devils, Janus. Sun 10/21, Free Form Sessions, Hedonists, Maybe. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/23, Blue Harvest, Torchlily. Wed 10/24, Jacobstone, Aziola Cry. Thu 10/25, Last Dance, A New January. Fri 10/26, Bucky Dent (Pink Floyd tribute), Busker Soundcheck & Bruce Lamont (Led Zeppelin tribute), Bondo (Alice Cooper tribute). Sat 10/27, Harmony Riley, Phil Sheaff, Lunch. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Wed 10/24, benefit for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund with Janus, Half Mad Poet, Blaqlily, Shelley Miller, Alex Dent, Sandy Andina. 773-384-0043.

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

BLUE IGUANA 17265 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, V90. 708-429-1000.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. Sun 10/21, 11 AM, Gayle Ritt; 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Trio. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sun 10/28, 11 AM, Gayle Ritt; 8 PM, Pam Peterson. 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 10/19, Steepwater Band. Sat 10/20, Cedarcase. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with the Chicago Horns. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 10/19, 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 10/19, Autumn War, Rust. Sat 10/20, Penny Dreadful, Forgotten Toys. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 10/26, Mel. Sat 10/27, Guilty. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Jack Straw. Sat 10/20, Statik. Wed 10/24, Matt McBride. Sat 10/27, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-0888.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/19, Casey McDonough. Fri 10/26, 9 PM, Tumbleweed. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Scrounge for Change. 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/20, Casolando, Karma Sutra. Sat 10/27, Lush Budgett. Sun 10/28, Sinister Luck Ensemble. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Fri 10/26, 9 PM, Tractor Boy, Mammon's Grave, Infamous. 708-499-4140.

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Treeline. Sat 10/20, Brothers in Arms. Thu 10/25, Sober Dozi. Fri 10/26, Lootheads. 708-460-1771.

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

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

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (10/25 with

Aerin Tedesco, Lynda Licina). 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 10/19, Karma Tease, Locals, Tom Bowles. Sat 10/20, Peking Turtle, Amphibian Funk. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 10/26, Kisha Rhyne, Risbo. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Domestic Problems, Bryter. Sat 10/20, Rubber. Tue 10/23, Eek-a-mouse. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 10/26, Simmering, Air This Side of Caution, Adam Wyle & the Coyotes. Sat 10/27, Underwater People, Plain Jane. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 10/19, Turnstyles. Sat 10/20, Michael McDermott. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 10/26, Then Again. Sat 10/27, Core. 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 10/19, 8 PM, Joan Curto; 10:30 PM, tribute to Tom Waits with David Balsie, Matt Davis, Patty Morabito, and Dan Stetzel. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Jennifer Chada. Sun 10/21 and Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Stardust (music of the 1940s). Mon 10/22, 8 PM, Sara Davis, George Keating, Lisa Menninger, and Jon Weir (performing songs by Cheri Coons). Tue 10/23, 5 PM, Justin Hayford. Wed 10/24 and Thu 10/25, 8 PM, Lee Lessack. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Lee Lessack; 10:30 PM, tribute to Tom Waits with David Balsie, Matt Davis, Patty Morabito, and Dan Stetzel. Sat 10/27, 8 and 10:30 PM, Lee Lessack. 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 10/19, DJs Robert & Tony spin Britpop. Sun 10/21, DJs Sonja & Specky. Mon 10/22, DJ Don T. spins punk. Tue 10/23, DJ Jen B. Wed 10/24, DJ Jon Langford spins country & western. Thu 10/25, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Trailer Hitch, Drunken Master III, Nova Driver, Peelers. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Lucius Warbaby, American Motherload, Slow Motion, Chinese Downhill. Mon 10/22, 10 PM, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Leona Naess. Tue 10/23, 9 PM, William Darke & Mark Faje Psycho Circus & Freak Show. Wed 10/24, 9 PM, American Cosmonaut, Dolari, Sour Deluxe, Tracer. Thu 10/25, 9 PM, Ivy (see Critic's Choice), David Mead. Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Anne Heaton. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Halloween show with Local H (Sex Pistols tribute), Figdish, Marvelkind (Billy Idol tribute), Woolworthy (Aerosmith tribute), Premium (Ratt tribute), Monster Trux (Twisted Sister tribute), Hustler (Stooges tribute). Sun 10/28, 9 PM, Halloween show with Local H (Tom Petty tribute), Beer Nuts (Beastie Boys tribute), Cells (Clash tribute), Box-o-car (Pretenders tribute), Custom On It (Iron Maiden tribute), Yakuza (Slayer tribute), Jonny Polonsky (Pixies tribute). 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 10/19, Wicked Garden. Sat 10/20, Sofa King. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/26, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 10/27, Alex & the All-Stars. 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. Sat 10/20, Maggie Speaks, Everyman. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 10/26, Pat McCurdy. Sat 10/27, Rubber, Synge. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/19, Cycle Something, Sean Kelly & Rob Somers, Samples. Sat 10/20, Four Letter Story, Midnight Larry, Knee Deep Shag. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 10/22, E-Mics, John Collier Band. Tue 10/23, Paperbacks, Stories for Boys, WHT. Wed 10/24, Naked Soul, Remember Rome. Thu 10/25, Last Drag, Head Down, Lubriphonic. Sat 10/27, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, the Go, Von Bondies, Shakes. Sat 10/20, Zen Guerrilla (see Spot Check), Cash Audio. Mon 10/22, 9 PM, Reynols, Wolf Eyes, No Doctors, American John(s), Panicsville. Tue 10/23, Bullfrog with Kid Koala, Brother El, Def Harmonic. Thu 10/25, Man or Astro-man?, Atombombpocketknife (see Spot Check), Fin Fang Foom. Fri 10/26, Ribbon Effect, Fridge, La Makita Soma. Sat 10/27, Buff Medways, Greenhornes, Pillowmints. Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Hard Feelings, Hamicks, Ponies. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 10/20, Mark Yde. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/19, Randy Amundsen. Fri 10/26, 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: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Dark Ritual. 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 10/19, 7 PM, Back Drop, Favez, Times Spent Driving, Scott Richter. Sat 10/20, 5 PM, Hudson Falcons, Callaghan, GC5, Daycare Swindlers; 9 PM, Haymarket Riot (see Spot Check), American Heritage, Squad, Intima. Sun 10/21, 5 PM, 500 Hats; 9 PM, Hustler, Lost Goat, Bad Wizard. Mon 10/22, 6 PM, Small Brown Bike, Slumber Party, Trocar, Palomarsky Survey. Tue 10/23, 8 PM, Creature Comforts, Sheilbound, Mezzanine C14. Wed 10/24, 8 PM, Man or Astro-man?, Captured by Robots. Fri 10/26, 6 PM, Showoff, Benjamins, Fairview; 10 PM, Sicbay, Vida Blue, Grand Ulena. Sat 10/27, 1 PM, Panic, Final Plan, Punch in the Face; 5 PM, Bhopal Stiffs, Tie That Binds, Biscayne, Spitalfield, Munition; 10 PM, Tracy & the Plastics, Misty Martinez, Panama, Absorb. Sun 10/28, 8 PM, Smog, Neil Michael Hagerty, Argentina, Universal Recovered. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Mike Plume Band. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Anders Osborne. Tue 10/23, 7 PM, Mo-men-thy, Link Freeman's Volunteers. Wed 10/24, 8:30 PM, Chris Knight Band, Mary Cutrufellow. Thu 10/25, 8:30 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Anne O'Meara Heaton. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Los Straitjackets, Big Sandy & Pontani Sisters. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 10/19, Shards. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8:45 PM; no cover. Sat 10/20, Rockin' Riviera Review. Sat 10/27, Midnight Renegade. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/19, Starch Martins, Stray Toasters. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 10/26, Friends of Pete. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/19, Garrett Lane. Sat 10/20, Dead Steel Mill. Sat 10/27, 50 Pound Head. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/20, Barely Standing. 847-541-7530.

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. Sun 10/21, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 10/22, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 10/23, 5:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wed 10/24, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thu 10/25, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 10/28, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 10/19, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 10/21, 6 PM, Honey West & James Sebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 10/22, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 10/23, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 10/24, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 10/25, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 10/28, 6 PM, Honey West & James Sebastien; 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 10/23, 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.

GREAT AMERICAN BAGEL 353 W. Ogden, Westmont: Sun 10/28, 10 AM, Michael Moushon. 630-963-9090.

GREAT AMERICAN BAGEL 4700 Gilbert, Western Springs: Sun 10/28, noon, Michael Moushon. 708-246-5516.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/19, Jason Levasseur, Fin. Sat 10/20, Carbon Four, Kevin Lee. Thu 10/25, Blues Monks, Union. Fri 10/26, Riptones, Nelsonics. Sat 10/27, Beatnik Turtle, Emilie Autumn. 773-472-5139.

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

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Dempseys, Brunswicks. 773-486-1512.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 10/20, Tom Carey Band. Thu 10/25, Seven Nation Tour, Strain Busy Sky. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Umbrella Unlimited, Paul Hunt. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Michael Kelsey, Charlie Strater. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Phantom Three, 31 Knots, Pontius Copilot. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Drapes, Wildbunch, Modey Lemon. Mon 10/22, 9:30 PM, Edward Burch & Leroy Bach (no cover). Wed 10/24, 9:30 PM, English Softhearts, Troubled Hubble, Turnerjoy (tribute to Nirvana). Thu 10/25, 9:30 PM, Flying Luttenbachers, Neon Hunk, X27. Fri 10/26, 9:30 PM, Tallulah, Autumn Defense, Birddog, Glenn Kotche. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Drive-By Truckers. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/19, NYC/DC benefit show with Plain Janes, Bed, Short Bus, Returnables, A New Journey, Sugarfried Super O's. Sat 10/20, Pat McCurdy. Fri 10/26, Maggie Speaks. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Sat 10/20, Belize Breeze, DJ Myke Wade. Sat 10/27, Universal Expression. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Katalyst Live, Ledisi. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/19, Delbert McClinton, Randall Bramblett. Sat 10/20 through Mon 10/22, Midnight Oil, Will Hoge (Sat 10/20 and Sun 10/21 sold out). Tue 10/23, Alice Cooper, Lennon. Thu 10/25, 8 PM, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Burn Unit; 11:30 PM, Black 47, bagpipes and drums of the Emerald Society CPD. Fri 10/26, Ekoostik Hookah, Railroad Earth, Shantee. Sat 10/27, Beenie Man, Tanta Metro & Devonte, Louchie Lou & Michie One, Silver Cat, Kirk Davis. Sun 10/28, De La Soul, Biz. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 10/19, 7 PM, Mandi Loomis & Black Cat Jones. 312-245-0333.

HUNT CLUB/ALGONQUIN ROADHOUSE 440 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin: Sat 10/27, 9:30 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-658-1700.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 10/20, Rico. Sun 10/21, Gizzae. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Shiri. 312-266-2400.

JAK'S TAP 901 W. Jackson: Sat 10/27, 9 PM, DJ Grave Digger spins at a Halloween party. 312-409-7772.

JOAN'S PLACE 6950 W. 95th, Oak Lawn: Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-599-1700.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Then Again, Dave & Rae. Sat 10/20, Underwater People, Jeff Coffin. Thu 10/25, Rolling in the Hay. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. 773-665-1110.

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

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, 9 PM, T.J. Dennis. 708-388-6755.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln Ave: Mondays, 8 PM, Windy City Jammers. 773-248-1820.

LOGAN SQUARE/BUCKTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2417 N. Western: No cover. Fridays, 7:30 PM, acoustic jam and poetry open mike hosted by Moses. 773-292-2992.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Pete Special Band. Sat 10/20, Disposable Pets, Gravy, Aftergrace. Sun 10/21, Wrathmatix, Half Mad Poet. Tue 10/23, Strange Friends, Almighty Rogers. Wed 10/24, Todd Martin, Face for Radio. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Ulu, Ray's Music Exchange. Sat 10/20, Pedal Steel Transmission, Novasonic Down Hyperspace. Tue 10/23, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Wed 10/24, MVP, Zack Brock Quintet. Thu 10/25, 9 PM, Chris Knight, Brother Lowdown. Fri 10/26, California Guitar Trio, Fluid Time. Sat 10/27, Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/19, 7 PM, Death Cab for Cutie (see Spot Check), Shiner, Prom; 11:30 PM, Bis, Baldwin Brothers. Sun 10/21, 6:30 PM, Soil, Alone, Rebels Without Applause, Stripping the Pistol. Mon 10/22, 8 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror. Tue 10/23 and Wed 10/24, 9 PM, Poi Dog Pondering. Thu 10/25, 9 PM, Beta Band (see Critic's Choice). Fri 10/26, 6:30 PM, Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, One Man Army, Madcap; 11:30 PM, Umphrey's McGee. 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.

MUSE CAFE 3422 Ridge, Lansing: Sat 10/20, 8 PM, "Crosstown Voices Songwriter Showcase" hosted by Mike O'Cull with Bookstore Cowboys, Sandy Andina, Gwen Mitchell, Matt Valuckis, Kiedaisch Graves & Baker. 708-418-1550.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Sat 10/20, Rules of Attraction, Vern Elgin, Ammunition. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Wed 10/24, 9 PM, M-3 with Roger Miller. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, X-Space, Screne. Sun 10/28, 8 PM, Anne Hutchinson, Hot Lips Messiah. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 10/19, 9:30 PM, Lisa Lauren, Paul Mabin. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Webb Wilder, Wes Hollywood Show. Mon 10/22, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with Family Tree, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Thu 10/25, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan, Kristin Shout. Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Butterfat Mastermind. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Dorian Taj, Urban Twang, Delafields. 847-869-0450.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Moreno, Tracer. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section, Chicago Typewriter. 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 10/24, 9 PM, Devil Lounge, I Love Rich, Sonnets. Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Menthol, Torben Floor, Autoliner. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Bumpus, Triple Process. Sun 10/28, 9 PM, Bucky Dent. 773-489-0011.

OLD TINLEY PUB & EATERY 17020 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 10/20, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-422-8017 or 708-532-4409.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Love in a Box. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/19, Creepy D. Sat 10/20, Bible of the Devil, Hillside Stranglers, the Crush, South of No North. Sun 10/21, Son of John Doe. Wed 10/24, Children's Hour. Thu 10/25, 10% Solution, Great Tobasco Fiasco, Mezzanine Seat C-14. Fri 10/26, Unibrow. Sat 10/27, Big Wow. Sun 10/28, Savitre. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/19, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/19, Berlin Project. Sat 10/20, K. (see Spot Check), Lenola, Isabella, Catfish Haven. Tue 10/23, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Track Star, True Love Always, New Constitution. Wed 10/24, Flat Stanley. Fri 10/26, Black Cuntry Rock. Sat 10/27, Face for Radio. 773-248-3093.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Old #8. 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Pernice Brothers, Kingsbury Manx, Scott Tuma (see Spot Check). Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Pernice Brothers, Kingsbury Manx, Matt Marque. Sun 10/21, 8 PM, Rockwell Church, Sam Shaber. Mon 10/22, 9 PM, Court & Spark, Nad Navilus, Paulina Hollers. Tue 10/23, 8 PM, Lois Maffeo & Brendan Canty (see Spot Check), Sean Na Na. Wed 10/24, 9 PM, Post, Race, Dave Fischoff. Thu 10/25, 9 PM, Jupiter Coyote. Fri 10/26, 10:30 PM, Fruit Bats, Zincs, Tim Rutili. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Chris Mills, Orso; 10:30 PM, Papa M, Rock*A*Teens. Sun 10/28, 8 PM, Sonia. 773-525-2508.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Dave Uhrich Band. 847-566-7000.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: No cover. Fri 10/19, 8:30 PM, Maceo Parker, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Umphrey's McGee, Topaz. 312-527-2722.

SHE*NANNIGANS HOUSE OF BEER 16 W. Division: Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Josh Joplin Group. 312-656-2757.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Kasper T. Toeplitz. 773-227-3617.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 10/27, 9:30 PM, Foam Rubber, Paul Frigo. 708-403-1688.

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 10/19, 8 PM, Deals Gone Bad. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 10/25, Full, Farewell Society, Ratbag Hero. Fri 10/26, Colonel Stem, Blank Theory, Madhops. Sat 10/27, Musical Vibrations. 708-922-9950.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Pimps, Sour Deluxe, Troy. Sat 10/20, Topaz, Greyhounds. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike hosted by DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & AM/PM. 773-278-6600.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Toy Band. 773-784-6000.

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 10/19, Suzanne McDermott, Andrew Karr. Sat 10/20, Pat MacDonald, Fred Gillen Jr., Terry Farmer. Sun 10/21, Jim Loftus, Melissa Rose, Sandy Andina. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Wednesdays, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 10/25, Jack Cunningham, John Sabal, Katie Todd. Fri 10/26, Hal Hixson, Dan Zapruder, Mike Merz. Sat 10/27, Kevin Leeds, Steve Thorngate, Chris Smith. Sun 10/28, Andy Scheinman, Julie Frost, Adam Marsland. 773-929-3680.

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/19, J.P. & the Cats. Sat 10/20, Blast. Fri 10/26, Decades. Sat 10/27, Lisa Rene Band. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/19, Wax Buddha. Saturdays, open stage. Thu 10/25, Buddha All-stars. Fri 10/26, Nestor Contrado. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/19, Gizzae, Rico. Sat 10/20, Carl Brown, Third Coast. Sun 10/21, Culture. Mondays, RSB. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Wed 10/24, Indika. Thu 10/25, Capoeira, Belize Breeze. Fri 10/26, Zapology. Sat 10/27, Stagaag, Aswah Greggori. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/19, Old #8. Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Danny Paradise & friends; 11:30 PM, Karma Sutra. Tue 10/23, 56 Hope Road. Wednesdays, Pelvic Delta. Thu 10/25, Rockin' Billy. Fri 10/26, Oh My God, Pat McDonald, Eli. 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. 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: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJs John Jackson, Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam (Sun 10/28, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince). Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sun 10/21, Manhandlers, Vinyl Kitty. 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 10/24, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thu 10/25, 11 PM, Scarlet Life. 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 10/23, 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. 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. Sun 10/28, 9:30 PM, Chicago Kings. 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.

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs play dance music from Britain, continental Europe, and the U.S. after 9 PM. Fri 10/19, DJ Richard. Sat 10/20, DJ Abe. 773-878-8241.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Millie & Tilly. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini/Keith Ware. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

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

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs John Curley & Chad Sommer, Roki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DJ JOHN CURLEY spins at Chicago-scene.com Halloween Costume Ball. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water. 312-226-2088.

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 Josh Abrams & Fred Wells spin (Sun 10/21 with Damon Locks; Sun 10/28 with John Herndon). 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. 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.

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

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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, DJ? Acucrack, KC, Poolside, Flipside. 773-549-0203.

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. Fridays, DJ Dayhota, DJ Mood. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Mood. Tuesdays, Lady D. Wednesdays, Hector Lopez, DJ V. Thu 10/25, DJ Hakan Lidbo, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2390.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly and 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays on two floors. Fridays, DJs Bone, Hardcore D, Confusion & Venom spin progressive. Saturdays, DJ M&M spins progressive, trance, and underground. Tuesdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass. 312-409-7777.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/19, Surgeon, Josh Werner, Karl Meier, DJ Mani, Christopher Robin. Sat 10/20, DJ Heaven, Javier Santos, Chris Walsh, Frique & Majid. Tuesdays, Jim Belanger, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thu 10/25, DJ Dan. Sat 10/27, Tarrentella: Redanka, Miss Dinky. 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 10/19, Darrell Woodson, Jeremiah Seraphine. Sat 10/20, Miles Maeda, Synergy. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. 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 10/26, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 10/27, Kenny Hawkes, DJ Sativa. 773-549-4140.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Ken (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Julian & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Sundays, 10 PM-3 AM, "Whiplash" fetish night with Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Chilli Winters. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Verb & Pure spin Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt DJs spin rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin 6 PM-5 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, DJ Beth spins progressive house. 847-455-0088.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/19, DJ David Alvarado, Dayhota & Frique. Sat 10/20, DJ Sean Cusick, Jimmie Page & Goose. 312-491-9729.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. 773-327-2739.

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

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

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/19, Seance Divine with Peven Everett, Diz, Julius, Mark Grant, Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Sat 10/20, Mike Dearborn, John Patterson, Brian Bretz, PNS, Tobias, Andre Harris. Fri 10/26, Cedric, Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Sat 10/27, Tobias, John Patterson. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BOB DYLAN Sat 10/27, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

TIM GRIMM Postshow concert following Immoral Imperatives. Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln. 773-871-3000.

RICHIE HAVENS, JANIS IAN Sat 10/27, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LILA & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, CHIX MIX, KATHY FOLKERTS, MICKI CROISANT, KATHRYN & CAITLAIN MORSKI, SUSAN URBAN & JIM SIMONIS Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

INNISFREE Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

BILLY J. IVERS & THE LONESOME CITY BLUEGRASS BAND, ELLEN & JOHN WRIGHT, ACIE CARGILL Sat 10/20, 7 PM, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad, Sandwich. 708-841-2090.

JOHN McDERMOTT Thu 10/25, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

SUZANNE McDERMOTT Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

JESUS "CHUY" NEGRETE performs folk songs of the Mexican and Chicago labor movements. Sat 10/20, 2 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

SHANTIES: A CELEBRATION OF SEA MUSIC with the Old Bells, Forebitter, Lee Murdock, Tom & Chris Kastle, Mechanicy Shantey, Mlynn. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, 7 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-774-7216.

SMALL POTATOES Benefit for the Glenwood School. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

SONS OF SAN JOAQUIN Sun 10/28, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS, LEADFOOT Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT Sun 10/28, 7 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.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, Cornmeal. 773-528-0888.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 10/21, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 10/27, Lush Budgett. 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 10/19, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Fri 10/26, 9:30 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-687-9323.

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/27, Dalraida. 708-460-1771.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Fri 10/19, Salthill Mines. Sat 10/20, Donnybrook. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 10/21, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/19, Fonnmorh. Sat 10/20, Fast Eddie. Fri 10/26, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 10/27, David Dunne in Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/26, 9 PM, Del McCoury & Special Consensus. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/20, Karen Mueller. Sun 10/28, 8 PM, David Massengill. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Fri 10/19, Garrett Lane. Wed 10/24, Susie Windish & Erin Jordan. 773-489-5471.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 10/23, 8 PM, Rosalie Sorrels (see Critic's Choice), Edward Burch & Jay Bennett. Wed 10/24, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Tish Hinojosa. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/19, Jason Jones. Sat 10/20, Ron Hayden. Wed 10/24, Blue Sunrays. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. Fri 10/26, Brian Fox. Sat 10/27, Steve Mazorowski. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thu 10/25, 11:30 PM, Black 47, bagpipes and drums of the Emerald Society CPD. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Private residence. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander, Kate Moretti. 815-338-3655.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/19, 9 PM, George Casey & Keith Benson. Sat 10/20, Houndz. Fri 10/26, Napper Tandy. Sat 10/27, Pub Domain. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 10/20, 3 PM, pub sing with Revels Chorus. Wed 10/24, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Fallen Angels. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Minna Bromberg, Kid Sister. Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Micki Croisant. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander & Sue McClelland, Alpha Stewart Jr. 773-743-3355.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 10/24, Switchback. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Tue 10/23, 8 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band, Ellen and John Wright. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Switchback. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 10/23, 9 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Roy Book Binder, Jeff Black. 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 10/19, Jack Williams. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Special Consensus. Fri 10/26, David Massengill. 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

JOJO & THE BLUES TRAIN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

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

ODETTA, JUDY HENSKE See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES, RANDY SABIEN Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Nathan Manilow Theatre, Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood, Park Forest. 708-747-0580.

KOKO TAYLOR & HER BLUES MACHINE, ARTIE "BLUES BOY" WHITE, OTIS CLAY, DELORES SCOTT, JOE BARR & SOUL PURPOSE, ULTIMATELY BLESSED, JOHN CASTRO, NELLIE TRAVIS, CHARLIE LOVE, LONNIE BROOKS & BISHOP JOE SIMON Benefit for Koko Taylor's Celebrity Aid Foundation. Sun 10/21, 6 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-566-0555 or 312-559-1212.

WALT WHITMAN & THE SOUL CHILDREN perform "Our Journey His Message" with David Hollister. Sat 10/27, 7 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-881-8120 or 312-559-1212.

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 10/19, Sat 10/20, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/23, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 10/24, Grana Louise Blues Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/23, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Willie Kent & the Gents. 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 10/19, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sat 10/20, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnson. Sun 10/21, Jimmy Burns. Mon 10/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/23, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 10/24, Pistol Pete. Thu 10/25, Chicago Rhythm & Blues

Kings. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

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.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Thu 10/25, Professor John Band. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/19, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald (no cover); 9:30 PM, Kenny Neal, the Buzz. Sat 10/20, 6:30 PM, Lil' Ed (no cover); 9:30 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats with Rusty Zinn, Nick Moss. Sun 10/21, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 10/22, jam hosted by King Corey Band. Tue 10/23, Charlie Love. Wed 10/24, Junior Watson. Thu 10/25, Charles Walker. Fri 10/26, 5:30 PM, Marty Sammon (no cover); 9:30 PM, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 10/27, 5:30 PM, Giles Corey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Larry McCray, Big G & the Real Deal. Sun 10/28, Carl Weathersby. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/20, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 10/22, 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 10/19, Sat 10/20, and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/19, Duke Robillard. Sat 10/20, Kenny Neal. Fri 10/26, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 10/27, Howard & the White Boys. 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.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Liberty Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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 10/26, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Dizzy Bolinski & the Bluesline Express (no cover). 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 10/20, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 10/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 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. Mon 10/22, Wabi Down Home Blues Project. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 10/20, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 10/23, 8:30 PM, Studebaker John & John Primer (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 10/27, 9:30 PM, L.C. Walker & Trouble No More. 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, Honeyboy Edwards, 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 10/19, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 10/20, Jimmy Burns. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 10/23 and Wed 10/24, Dynatones. Thu 10/25, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Band. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays and Wednesdays, Chick Rodgers. Fri 10/26, Preston Shannon. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 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 10/25, John Primer, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Vance Kelly. 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.

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. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Mary Lane & The No Static 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. Thu 10/25, 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 10/20, Dave Specter. Sat 10/27, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 10/23, Willie Kent Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/20, Steve Ditzell Blues Band. 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.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/26, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 10/19, Voodoo Swing Band. Sat 10/20, Phil Guy. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 10/24, Rockin' Johnny. Thu 10/25, Chico Banks. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Eddy Clearwater. 773-645-5200.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Jake Labotz; 10 PM, Lurrie Bell & Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 10/20, Kinsey Report. Tue 10/23, Sharon Lewis. Wed 10/24, Sugar Blue. Thu 10/25, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Terry Evans. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/19, Studebaker John. Sat 10/20, Eddie King. Fri 10/26, Liz Mandville Greeson. Sat 10/27, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 10/26, Felix & the Cats. Sat 10/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 10/27, Liz Mandville Greeson. 773-404-4555.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Matthew Skoller & the Funky Wordsmyth. 773-929-1300.

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

jazz

concerts

BOB ACRI QUARTET Sun 10/21, 2 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

WALTER BEASLEY, CHUCK LOEB, CHIELI MINUCCI, KIM WATERS Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

ZACH BROCK QUINTET Free concert. Tue 10/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TITO CARILLO WITH THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, JAZZ BAND, AND JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Daniel Farris, with percussionist Ruben Alvarez. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH FRANK D'RONE Fri 10/19, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA under the direction of Buddy Morrow. Sun 10/28, 2 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

VON FREEMAN with Eddie Johnson, Billy Brimfield, John Young, Larry Gray, and Michael Adams. Benefit for Saint Joseph Church. Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Saint Joseph Church, 1107 N. Orleans. 312-787-7174.

HERBIE HANCOCK, MICHAEL BRECKER & ROY HARGROVE Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ROBERT IRVING III Free performance and panel discussion as part of the 2001 Music Network Forum. Sat 10/20, 1 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

EYVIND KANG TRIO, TATSU AOKI BIG BAND WITH GEORGE YOSHIDA & FRANCIS WONG Asian American Jazz 2001 concert; Tatsu Aoki's Big Band performs Rooted: Origins of Now. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, JOLIET CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND, TROY CRAUGHWELL COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT FIFTH GRADE CHORUS and others perform at the 3rd annual Binder Scholarship concert. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA Thu 10/25, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DOUG LOFSTROM & THE NEW QUARTET Mon 10/22, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

KAWABATA MAKOTO, SAADET TURKOZ WITH ELLIOTT SHARP & EYVIND KANG Asian American Jazz 2001 concert. Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MIYA MASAOKA TRANS-TIMBRAL-LITERATION TRIO, MANODHARMA TRIO Asian American Jazz 2001 concert. Thu 10/25, 6:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARIAN McPARTLAND TRIO with Franz Jackson, Bobby Lewis, and Russ Phillips; tribute to Jimmy McPartland. See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-834-7966.

JOHN PARIS TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MARC RIBOT See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIMMY SUTTON'S FOUR CHARMS Swing dance and benefit concert. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM (with swing dance lessons at 7 PM), St. Gertrude Church Social Hall, 1401 W. Granville. 773-465-7913.

BUTCH THOMPSON & LAURA SEWELL Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Free in-store performance. Wed 10/24, 7:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

MARSHALL VENTE & PROJECT 9 Free concert and big band dance. Fri 10/19, 7 PM, McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing. 312-427-1676.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21ST CENTURY REVIEW perform as part of the Noble Fool Theater Company's comedy and music series "Wild Card Wednesdays." Wed 10/24, 7:30 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 8 E. Randolph. 312-630-2631 or 312-902-1500.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/19, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 10/20, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Jeanne Lambert 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 10/24, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Bill Cochran; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet. Fri 10/26, noon, Franz Jackson, John Watson, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 10/27, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Earma Thompson Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Nick Colionne. Sun 10/21 through Sat 10/27, Detour. Sun 10/28, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 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, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 10/24, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 10/20 and Sat 10/27, 11 AM, Hunter Adams. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 10/27, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/19, Barclay 3. Thu 10/25, BMR4. Fri 10/26, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Les Walton Trio. Thursdays, Scott 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. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Wed 10/24, Joe McPhee & Raymond Boni (see Critic's Choice), Nicholas Collins & Peter Cusack. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/19, Elaine Dame Duo. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Marshall Vente Trio. 312-565-7997.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 10/19, 7 PM, John Goldman with Kelly Sill & Mike Raynor. 312-326-2300.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 10/25, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 10/27, Trio Du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 10/20, Matt Erion Trio. Sat 10/27, Danlchaz Trio. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/21, 6 PM, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Sun 10/28, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 10/19, Equinox 5. Sat 10/20, Andy Meacham Trio. Wednesdays, Kimberly Gordon. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 10/26, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Sat 10/27, Shaken & Stirred, Suzanne Knuti. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 10/21, 2 PM, Norrie Cox & His New Orleans Stompers with Butch Thompson. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREAT AMERICAN BAGEL 4700 Gilbert, Western Springs: Sun 10/21, noon, Neo Trio. 708-246-5516.

GREAT AMERICAN BAGEL 4700 Gilbert, Western Springs: Sun 10/21, noon, Neo Trio. 708-246-5516.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 10/19, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/21, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 10/24, 9 PM, Don Stiernberg Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/26, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Kevin Tkacz Quartet with Bill Carrothers; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Kevin Tkacz Quartet with Bill Carrothers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/28, 11 PM, Hinda Hoffman Trio. 773-878-5552.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Mondays, 9 PM, DJs spin swing dance music (preceded by dance lessons at 7 and 8 PM). 773-486-1512.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Thu 10/25, 9 PM, Public Eye. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/26, 7 PM, Trio ex Nihilo, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues with George Yoshida, Karma Sutra (Asian American Jazz 2001 concert). 312-362-9707.

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 10/19 through Sun 10/21, Steve Turre Quintet. Mon 10/22, 8 and 10 PM, DePaul University Big Band. Tue 10/23 through Sun 10/28, David Sanchez 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 10/19, 10 PM, Gingi Lahera, Bradley Williams & Marc Smith. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs?" with Denise La Grassa, Neal Alger, David Pavkovic & Matt Thompson. Wed 10/24, 8 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Music at 6 PM. Sun 10/21, Equinox 5. Sun 10/28, Ikkyu. 773-252-1639.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM nightly. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

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

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Roz Ellington. Fri 10/26, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Buddy Fambro with Walter Henderson & Mike Logan. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Wed 10/24, Airborne. Fri 10/26, Marshall Vente Trio. Sat 10/27, Atomic Martinis. 630-446-4001.

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 2256 W. Belmont: Music in the Back Room (Dilligaf's). Mondays, 7:30 PM, Wilson Avenue Jazz Band. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-935-2537.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Joe Foster with Jean-Paul Jenkins & Bryan Eubanks. Wed 10/24, 9 PM, M-3 with Roger Miller. Thu 10/25, 10 PM, Jason Ajemian Group. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 10/19, 9:30 PM, Lisa Lauren. Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show. 847-869-0450.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Josh Quinlan. 773-743-3355.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

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: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 10/19, 6:30 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Von Freeman Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Urban Twist. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 10/24, 8:30 PM, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thu 10/25, 8:30 PM, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Fri 10/26, 6:30 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Redd Holt Quartet. 773-472-1000.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Sat 10/27, 8:30 PM, Judi K. 312-266-0360.

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

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/19, 10:30 PM, Sergio Pires Group. Saturdays, 10 PM, guitarist Scott Stenten & His Group. 773-271-9944.

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

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 10/21, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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

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

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 10/20, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-264-0634.

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

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

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/19, Damon Short Quartet. Sat 10/20, Nicole Mitchell/David Boykin Quartet. 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 10/25, Nicole Mitchell Trio. Fri 10/26, Healing Force with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Derek Polk & Vincent Davis. Sat 10/26, Ernest Dawkins Trio. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAK HOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio (no cover). 630-653-2110.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 10/20, Francine Griffin. 773-404-4555.

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

WYNDHAM LISLE HOTEL 3000 Warrenville, Lisle: Music in the Wyndham Symposium Room. Sun 10/28, 3 PM, Jeannie Lambert with Russ Phillips, Art Hoyle, Ron Dewar, Tom Hope, Stewart Miller, and Greg Sergo. 630-325-8624.

international

concerts

CHICAGO SAMBA Wed 10/24, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ELLAS Y SU RUMBA with Lisa La Boriqua, Susan Alban, Libby Komaiko, Sandra Adrian, and Clara Ines Jaramillo. Thu 10/25, 6 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

VICENTE & ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ Sat 10/20, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

GENESIS PROJECT: A CABARET OF MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURE with Ali Jahid Racy, poet Mansour Ajami, Alberto Mizrahi Ensemble, Titiko, Salaam, Jasmin Jahal & Ward El Sahara, Atissa Azar Dance Ensemble, and Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Sun 10/28, noon-6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-929-0224.

LAS GUITARRAS DE MEXICO Tue 10/23, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

PHENIX, MONA perform at the Dank Fox Valley Oktoberfest. Sat 10/20, 6 PM, Indian Lakes Resort, 250 W. Schick, Bloomingdale. 630-830-9120.

POLISH HIGHLANDERS Free concert. Sat 10/27, 2 PM, Lower Level Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4714.

RANARIM See Critic's Choice; free concert. Wed 10/24, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CIARAN SHEEHAN, MAIRE O'BRIEN, EANAN PATTERSON & EILY O'GRADY Sat 10/20, 8 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

STIMMEN: WORLD VOICES FEST features West African griot singing, French rap, Hungarian gypsy singing, Alpine yodelling, and other programs. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/20, Casolando, Karma Sutra. 773-384-2547.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, 9 PM, and Sun 10/21, 8 PM, Mezcla. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Angel Melendez y su Orquesta, DJ El Papichulo (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Flamenco de la Mision. Thu 10/25, 8 PM, Sones de Mexico, Casolando. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Hot Domingos with David Rodriguez & Street Sounds. 312-362-9707.

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, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

OPEN PITA 8743 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Thu 10/25, 7:30 PM, Jazmer. 847-867-0030.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Lugo Rosado & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 312-427-2572.

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

ANDERSONVILLE STRING QUARTET Sun 10/28, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI piano (Beethoven, Janacek, Bach). Fri 10/26, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO (Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Fux, Leopold I). Sun 10/21, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 312-409-7874.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts a benefit for cancer research organizations (Rutter, Tavener, Bennett, Berkeley, Matthews, Panufnik, Swayne, McCartney). Sun 10/28, 3 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

BIAVA STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Bartok, Beethoven). Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

BOLTON HILL TRIO (Stravinsky, Copland, Ives, Khatchaturian). Sun 10/21, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

MICHAEL BORISKIN performs piano music of Aaron Copland in a free concert. Mon 10/22, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CAMERATA SOCIETY OF CHICAGO (Mozart). Sun 10/21, 6 PM, Campagnola Restaurant, 815 Chicago, Evanston. 847-475-6100.

CANTATE a cappella ensemble in a free concert (Sweelinck, Hindemith, and others). Sun 10/21, 7:30 PM, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, St. Peter's Church, 8116 Niles Center, Skokie. 847-475-8606.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with violinist Michael Barta and bassoonist Charles Shapira (Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 10/21, 3 PM, West Suburban Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem, River Forest. 312-922-4470, 262-605-0274, or 708-366-9000.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO performs music of Vivaldi. Sun 10/28, 3:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-935-3800.

KAYE CLEMENTS AND SHANNON BROGAN clarinet and soprano, in a free recital. Mon 10/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHRIS COSTANZA cello, in a free Bach recital. Tue 10/23, 5:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-377-0823 or 312-338-0804.

GARRETT DAHM guitar (Albeniz, Bach, Carulli, Domeniconi, Sanz, Sor, Tarrega, York). Sun 10/21, 3 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515. Sun 10/28, 3 PM, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

BILL DRESDEN piano (Beethoven and others). Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION presents its first annual High School Choral Festival featuring area school choruses with members of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (Vivaldi and others). Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-622-0300 or 847-214-7225.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA performs music of Steffen Schleiermacher. Tue 10/23, 6:15 PM, Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario. 312-787-3997.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR David Lornson, conductor and harpsichord, with soloists and chamber ensemble in a free concert (Faure, Grandjany). Sun 10/28, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA OF LEIPZIG Herbert Blomstedt, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider (Nielsen, Brahms). Mon 10/22, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MATT HAIMOVITZ cello, with pianist Itamar Golan (Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Stern, Shostakovich). Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NANCY HUMPHREY, JOHN ROBINSON, AND RICHARD YEO harpsichord, violin, and cello (Bach, Rameau). Sun 10/28, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

EVGENY KISSIN piano (Bach/Busoni, Schumann, Mussorgsky). Sun 10/21, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JEFF KOWALKOWSKI performs his compositions in a free recital. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with violinist Minghuan Xu (Sibelius, Beethoven). Sun 10/28, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

THOMAS LILEY saxophone, with pianist Pamela Eyerly in a free concert (Bach, Schumann, Singlee, Morosco, Benson, Dubois). Sun 10/21, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

LIRA ENSEMBLE with pianist Pawel Checinski (Paderewski, Chopin). Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5400 N. Saint Louis. 773-539-4900.

LIRA ENSEMBLE performs music of Ignacy Paderewski in a free concert. Thu 10/25, 7 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

LUTHERAN CHOIR OF CHICAGO with other area church choirs in an "Annual Fall Festival of Song." Free admission. Sat 10/20, 7 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 Kimberly, Lisle. 847-491-6757 or 847-368-0356.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 10/20, Tue 10/23, and Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming, tenor Ben Heppner, and baritone Lucio Gallo (Verdi, Otello). Sun 10/21, 2 PM, and Wed 10/24 and Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Richard Buckley, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Weill, Street Scene). 312-332-2244.

NATALIE AND STEPHANIE MANN sopranos (Schumann, R. Strauss, Berg, Brahms). Fri 10/19, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

ADAM NEIMAN piano (Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff). See Critic's Choice. Sun 10/21, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

NEW MUSIC DE PAUL Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor (J. Stamitz, K. Stamitz, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach). Thu 10/25, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE, SINGERS, CHORUS, WOMEN'S CHORUS, AND ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR Robert A. Harris, Judith Willoughby, Stephen Alltop, and Orna Arania, conductors. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with pianist Jee-Eun Song (Elgar, Beethoven). Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Beethoven, Prokofiev, Haydn). Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DAVID PERRY AND WILLIAM KOEHLER violin and piano, with others (Beethoven, Chausson). Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

CHRISTA RAKICH organ. Sun 10/28, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

ROBERT REIFSNYDER trombone, with pianist Martha Krasnican (Wagensell, Stojowski, Casterede, Deluca). Sun 10/21, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY COMPOSERS RECITAL features music of Don Malone, Victoria Malaway, Patricia Morehead, and Ray Young. Free admission. Mon 10/22, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Myron McReynolds, conductor. Sun 10/21, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI in a program of 17th-century English and Italian songs (Attey, Danyel, Monteverdi, Caccini, Frescobaldi, Pickeringe, Kapsberger). Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. Sun 10/21, 2 PM, St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, St. Matthew's Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 708-758-3750.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor, with trumpeter Adolph Herseth (Verdi, Walton, Haydn, Mendelssohn). Sun 10/28, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

TREVOR STEPHENSON harpsichord, in an all-Bach recital. Fri 10/26, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

TRIO SETTECENTO Tue 10/23, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MUSIC STUDENTS in a free "Piano Showcase Concert." Thu 10/25, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts a Halloween concert (Weber, Rachmaninoff, Berlioz, Holst). Fri 10/27, 7 and 9 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Prokofiev, Schubert, Debussy). Sun 10/21, 2 PM, Morton Grove Library, 6140 Lincoln, Morton Grove. 847-965-4220.

VERMEER QUARTET with members of the Chicago String Quartet in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Brahms). Wed 10/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANDREW VON OYEN piano (Newman, Haydn, Ligeti, Schubert, Schubert/Liszt, Stravinsky, Brahms). Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor, with cellist William Anthony Porter (Mozart, Rossini, and others). Sun 10/28, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

miscellaneous

ALLOY ORCHESTRA accompanies the silent film The Lost World (DVD restoration will be shown); free admission. Tue 10/23, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JIM GILL Free children's concert and singalong. Sat 10/20, 11 AM, Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson, Naperville. 630-355-2665. Sat 10/20, 1 PM, Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-2665. Sat 10/20, 3 PM, Anderson's Bookshop, 176 N. York, Elmhurst. 630-832-6566.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 10/21, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Switchback. 773-878-5552.

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY DJs spin swing, Latin, and ballroom dance music. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Chicago Dance Studio, 3660 W. Irving Park. 773-267-3411.

KIDS FARE: MARCH WITH THE BAND Children's concert and march-along with the Wildcat Marching Band. Sat 10/27, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROBERT MIRABAL Native American music concert. Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, and Sun 10/28, 2 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 10/28, 3 PM, children's Halloween show with Danny Black, Kelly Hogan & others. 773-525-2508.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 10/22, Musicverlin Siegendorf. 312-346-3278.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photos/Michael Jackson, Cristopher Kreiling, Chris Anderson.

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