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!!! Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice. Thu 11/8, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

A WOMAN WROTE THAT SONG! Chicago Humanities Festival program pays musical tribute to Billie Holiday, Dorothy Fields, Kay Swift & others. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

ROBERT ACRI QUARTET Mon 11/5, 1:30 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844.

ALL NATURAL performs following a Chicago Humanities Festival discussion on "The Language of Hip-hop." Sat 11/3, 12:30 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

NICHOLAS BARRON, MVP perform at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 11/2, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

TONY BENNETT Benefit concert. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

BLOOZE BROTHERS Sat 11/3, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BUTTHOLE SURFERS, KID-606 Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

CAKE, BEULAH Mon 11/5, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CALIFONE with filmmakers Carolyn Faber and Jeff Economy in an improvised set of music and film loops; in the second set Califone accompanies Ladislav Starewicz's The Mascot. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-2305.

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

LLOYD COLE, DAVID POE Sat 11/10, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

RICH DANIELS & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Sat 11/3, 6 PM, Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan. 312-738-9245.

DIAMOND RIO Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-559-1212.

PHIL DUNAVAN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PATTI ECKER Free admission. Sat 11/3, 10:30 AM, Des Plaines Public Library, 841 Graceland, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

EVERYBODY UH-OH Free in-store performance. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Tower Records, 1209 E. Golf, Schaumburg. 847-619-8777.

FIVE BY DESIGN Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

GINUWINE Sat 11/3, 8 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-559-1212.

ANNE HARRIS Free concert. Fri 11/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HELLO DALI: FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE SURREAL Chicago Humanities Festival program directed by Paul Amandes, with Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Beau O'Reilly & Jenny Magnus. Sat 11/10, 11 AM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

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

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CLAIRE HOLLEY Free in-store performance. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

IAN HUNTER, JOHN EDDIE Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

INCUBUS, THE START Sold out. Sat 11/3 and Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

INSANE CLOWN POSSE, DARK LOTUS, TWIZTID, BLAZE Thu 11/8, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ISLEY BROTHERS, KENNY LATTIMORE Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

CORDELL JACKSON Sat 11/10, 9 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

JACOBSTONE Free performance. Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

KANSAS, THE BOYZZ Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

THE LAST WALTZ Free tribute to the last concert by the Band by students and staff of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Fri 11/2, 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PHIL LESH & FRIENDS Thu 11/8, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

LIVE, CITIZEN COPE Thu 11/8, 7:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, PINETOP SEVEN Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DAMIAN "JR. GONG" MARLEY, GHETTO YOUTH CREW Wed 11/7, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MATT MARQUE Free in-store performance. Sat 11/3, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MEGADETH, ICED EARTH Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

NEW FOUND GLORY, H2O, RX BANDITS, HOT ROD CIRCUIT Sold out. Fri 11/2, 6:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

OYSTERHEAD, DRUMS & TUBA Sold out. Fri 11/2, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

PATCHOULI Free concert. Wed 11/7, 11:30 AM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2712.

MANDY PATINKIN with pianist Paul Ford. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, 8 PM, and Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ Benefit dinner and concert tribute to Irving Berlin with Marilyn Horne, Taina Elg, Melissa Errico, William Bolcom, Joan Morris, Three Broadway Tenors, Max Morath, and orchestra under the direction of Kevin Stites. Fri 11/2, 8 PM (preceded by dinner at 6 PM), Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-661-1028, ext. 20 or 312-494-9509.

ROCK MY ASS Studio video recording (live audience admitted) with Echosend. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, at Rock My Ass, 9651 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-674-5422.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free concert. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

BOZ SCAGGS, JIMMY DILLON Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SLITHERYN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/9, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

STARBALL Free performance. Sat 11/3, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

GREG TAMBLYN Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

RANDY TRESSLER & GIGI BUFFINGTON perform "The Prince of Wales: A Grownup Faerie Tale" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/10, 3 PM, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

TV POW, JUSTIN ROUNDE, EKG Wed 11/7, 8 PM, Splinter Group Audio, 450 N. Leavitt. 312-829-6543.

WILLIAM WARFIELD, BENJAMIN MATTHEWS & ROBERT SIMS Benefit for the Evanston Ecumenical Action Council's programs for the homeless and the hungry. See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-475-1150.

MATTHEW WEST Free concert. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 11/2 through Sun 11/4, 8 PM, Steve Kimock. Tue 11/6, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night" with Alana Davis. Wed 11/7, 8 PM, Flaming Stars (see Critic's Choice), Return of the Few, Viza-Noir. Thu 11/8, 8 PM, Freeform Sessions. Fri 11/9, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Trailer Bride, Moonshine Willy. Sat 11/10, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks, Trailer Bride. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Thu 11/8, 9 PM, James Wold. 773-348-5100.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 11/3, 10 PM, English Channel (Beatles tribute band). 708-848-2801.

BACKDROP CAFE 26 LaGrange Rd., LaGrange: Sat 11/3, 7 PM, Guilty. 708-354-9055.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Herod, Regime 13. Sat 11/3, Torchlily, Nobs. 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. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 11/2, New Duncan Imperials, Polkaholics, Orson's Well. Sat 11/3, Bare Jr., Starch Martins, Flat Mean Tires. Sun 11/4, 8 PM, White Outs, Grafton, Functional Blackouts. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 11/6, Family Haircut, Tuffy, Insta. Wed 11/7, Chicago Typewriter, Suran Song in Stag, Better Boyfriends. Thu 11/8, Murmur, Bryter. Fri 11/9, Mathie, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Low Rent. Sat 11/10, Mushuganas, Resinators, Jive Turkeys, Manhandlers. 773-281-4444.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thu 11/8, 9 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/10, 7Deez. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sat 11/3, Old #8. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Tue 11/6, Motet. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, J Cappo, Herb Walker, Clyde Davis, Skatch & others. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 11/2, 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 11/2, Timeless. Sat 11/3, 3rd Blast, Swank. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 11/9, Entrinzic. Sat 11/10, Triangle Green. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Mr. Blotto. Sat 11/3, Rebecca's Statue. Wed 11/7, Yes Mam. Fri 11/9, Frawd. Sat 11/10, T.J. Dennis. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/2, Sister Envy. Fri 11/9, Cammi's NRG. Sat 11/10, Animation (Rush tribute band). 847-541-2500.

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

BURTON PLACE 1447 N. Wells: Sat 11/3, 9 PM, We R. 312-644-9106.

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. Fri 11/2, Outlaw Family Band. Sat 11/10, Wild Ones. 773-384-2547.

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

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 11/3, Kameron Fry. Thu 11/8, Sober Dozi. Fri 11/9, Over Easy. Sat 11/10, Pantheon Band. 708-460-1771.

CHICAGO SPORTS BAR & GRILL 227 W. Jackson: Fridays, 7 PM, Michael Charles (no cover). 312-427-2856.

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

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (11/8 with Dylan Rice, Skott Freedman, Sevillesdote). 773-907-3500.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, David Stagl & Burning Daylights. Sat 11/3, Dan Darrah, Tom Bowles, Urban Funk Ordinance. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 11/9, Pat McCurdy. Sat 11/10, Emperor Jones, Mojo Filter. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, the Dog & Everything. Sat 11/3, Big Youth & the Blue Riddim Band. Wed 11/7, Princes of Babylon, Sam Cockrell. Thu 11/8, Indignants, Crude, Jesus & the Devil. Sat 11/10, Friends of Pete, Sofa King. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Bumpus, Zambow. Sat 11/3, Generations. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 11/9, X-Side. Sat 11/10, Domestic Problems. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Julie Gold. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Justin Hayford (no cover). Sun 11/4, 5 PM, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich; 7 PM, Michele Brourman & Carol Hall. Mon 11/5, 8 PM, Phillip Officer. Wed 11/7 and Thu 11/8, 8 PM, Cory Jamison. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Cory Jamison; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 11/10, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Cory Jamison. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe & Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 11/4, Return of the Few, DJs Mark & Pete. Mon 11/5, DJ Mark DeRosa spins punk. Tue 11/6, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 11/7, Waco Brothers, DJs Nan & Rob. Thu 11/8, DJ John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Preston School of Industry, Shins, Standard. Sat 11/3, 9 PM, tribute to Gram Parsons (see Spot Check) with John Stirratt, Jay Bennett, A Band Called Horse, Danny Black, Chamber Strings, Butterfly Child, Conservative Club, Hushdrops, Ness, Tom Szidon & John Roeser, Tijuana Hercules. Mon 11/5, 9 PM, Lisa Loeb, Phil Cody. Tue 11/6, 9 PM, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sheila Divine, Vue. Wed 11/7, 9 PM, Cutthroats 9, Bongzilla, American Heritage. Thu 11/8, 9 PM, Poe, Think of England. Fri 11/9, 9 PM, benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with I Decline, Sister Child, Milkplow, Brain Rakes, Team Rock-it. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Nebula, Immortal Lee County Killers, Glass Pack. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 11/2, Nobody. Sat 11/3, Mudy Flor. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/9, Hans & the Hormones. Sat 11/10, Mooch. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM, Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 11/2, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 11/3, Mr. Blotto, Kimi Hayes. Sun 11/4, Chris Michaels. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 11/7, Joe Bigsley, Sweet Betty. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 11/9, Drop, Nobody, Paul Allodi. Sat 11/10, Underwater People. Sun 11/11, Greg Greer. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/2, Fly Williams, Rain Gods, Area Man. Sat 11/3, Leningrad, Multivitamins, Irrational V. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 11/6, Plasma, Bloody Williams, Planeside. Wed 11/7, Guided Imagery, Helen Stellar. Thu 11/8, Brother Lowdown, Second Hand Poets. Fri 11/9, Punsapaya, Catfish Jenkins, Rico. Sat 11/10, Meqqa, Liftpoint, Colonel Stem, Elvi. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Hoobastank, Lost Prophets, Handsome Devil. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Abu. Sat 11/3, Innerdrive. Fri 11/9, the Blast. Sat 11/10, Terata. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Momus, Stereo Total (see Spot Check). Sat 11/3, Brokeback, I-Sound, Orton Socket. Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Chiyoko (see Spot Check), Pele, Ivory Coast. Mon 11/5, Sterling, Get Hustle, Cry Baby Cry. Tue 11/6, 8 PM, Fizz, Horn Band, Bamm Bamm (at a screening of Discount Cinema films). Thu 11/8, Les Savy Fav (see Critic's Choice), !!! (see Critic's Choice), Detachment Kit. Fri 11/9, Solex, Dalek, Pal:ndrm. Sat 11/10, Nerves, We Ragazzi, Soledad Brothers, Bloodthirsty Lovers. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Olo, National, Elk City. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 11/10, Mark Yde. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Abi. Fri 11/9, Tom Van Dorn. 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 11/2, Rick Saucedo. Sat 11/3, Rock Bottom. Sat 11/10, Ronnie & the Rockets. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sat 11/3, Kraig Kenning. Fri 11/9, open mike. Sat 11/10, Celestial Static. 630-922-9821.

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 11/2, 6 PM, Methadones, Brockmeyers, Reunion Show, Brand New, Scrounge for Change. Sat 11/3, 5 PM, Hot Water Music, 4-Squares, John Brown Battery, Peralta; 10 PM, Enon, Drowsy Birds, Me Me Me. Sun 11/4, 6 PM, Independents, I Love Rich, Kill Devil Hills; 10 PM, Jucifer (see Spot Check), Metropolis, Brought Low. Tue 11/6, 6 PM, Zao, Fairweather, Spoken; 10 PM, Oxbow, No, Takers. Wed 11/7, 7 PM, Unwed Sailor, Taking Pictures, Yesterday's Kids. Thu 11/8, 8 PM, Hilo, Mini-watt, Centimeters. Fri 11/9, 6 PM, Sloppy Seconds, Mashers, Beautys, Welt; 10 PM, Chicago Sound, 25 Suaves, Microwaves. Sat 11/10, 5 PM, Bane, Reach the Sky, Glasseater, Dead to Fall; 10 PM, New End Original, Garrison, Braves. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Arrivals, Mexican Cheerleader. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Pat McLaughlin Band, Kevin Gordon Band. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Thu 11/8, 7:30 PM, benefit for Firehouse No. 5 with Joe Cantafio. Fri 11/9, 9:30 PM, Juleps, Yellowhammers. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Paladins, Cave Catt Sammy. 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 11/2, Kraig Kenning Trio. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8:45 PM; no cover. Sat 11/3, Exceptions. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Kimi Hayes Band. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/2, Children's Hour. Sat 11/3, Steve Buscemi's Teeth. Wed 11/7, Nancy & Garrett. Fri 11/9, Joe Lanasa & friends. Sat 11/10, Drubiris, Blue in the Face. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/2, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 11/4, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 11/5, 9 PM, Jen Porter. Tue 11/6, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Michael McAssey. Wed 11/7, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Michael McAssey. Thu 11/8, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Michael McAssey. Fri 11/9, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Michael McAssey. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Michael McAssey. Sun 11/11, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/4, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 11/8, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

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 11/2, Caviar, Webb Brothers. Sat 11/3, Uniform, Turn. Sun 11/4, Dorks, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Poppycocks. Thu 11/8, New Goldstars. Fri 11/9, Big Hello, Lackloves. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/3, Mike & Gina, Jennie DeVoe Band, Ann McWilliams Band. Wed 11/7, 10 PM, Cycle Something, Elbow, Bunker Hill. Thu 11/8, Byrds tribute bands perform. Sat 11/10, Antje, Kerri Grant, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, Half Mad Poet, Kristin Shout, Katie Schutt (benefit for the Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation). 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Bookstore Cowboys. 773-248-5933.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Shadow Tribe. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Amoreys. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Bric-a-Brac, Wammo & Muff Busters, Golden Arm Trio. Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Mighty Blue Kings. Sun 11/4, 6 PM, benefit for Citizen's Utility Board with Fred Anderson Trio, Umbrella Unlimited. Mon 11/5, 9:30 PM, Edward Burch & Leroy Bach (no cover). Wed 11/7, 9:30 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Wes Hollywood, Honeybees, Epicycle, Glow Bugs, Kevin Junior, and comedian Rachel Lichtman. Thu 11/8, Fallen Angels, Dana Robinson. Fri 11/9, 10 PM, Anne Harris, Mark Sheehy. Sat 11/10, 9:30 PM, Multivitamins, Whimsical, Supernatural Yes, Gertrude, Five Second Society. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/3, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). Sat 11/10, Lake Shore Drive, Defunkt, Naughty Boy Jack. Thursdays, 8 PM, Mother's Little Helper. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 11/8, 8 PM, Katalyst, Mike Logan. Fri 11/9, J. Davis Trio, Apsara's Dreaming. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/3, Radiators, Bottle of Justus. Sun 11/4, Huey Lewis & the News. Wed 11/7, Big Bang Music Theory, 56 Hope Road, Ophur. Thu 11/8, Butterside Down, Seven Day Run. Fri 11/9, 6:15 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Bad Ronald, River City High, Riddlin' Kids (sold out); midnight, Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Planet Asia & Rasco, Pep Love, Kutmasta Kurt, Motion Man. Sat 11/10, 1:45 and 7 PM, Good Charlotte, Mest, Movielife (late show sold out).

Sun 11/11, 6:15 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Bad Ronald, River City High, Riddlin' Kids. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/2, Sax Man. Sat 11/3, World Class Noise. Mon 11/5, R-Gang. Tue 11/6, Shiri. Thu 11/8, Chicago Catz. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, A440. Sun 11/11, Roots Stems & Branches. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Hairbanger's Ball, Decades. Sat 11/3, Digital Underground, DJs Mike Love, Jay Too & D-Double. Sun 11/4, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Outfitters, Quaolo. Fri 11/9, Mr. Blotto, Butterside Down. Sat 11/10, Tim Mahoney, John Eddie. 312-337-3486.

JUST FOR KICKS 1620 Plainfield, Joliet: Sat 11/10, 9:30 PM, Thanatopsis. 815-730-0424.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 11/3, 9:30 PM, Cal Hollow. 773-348-7592.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/2, Love Monkeys. Sat 11/3, King Konga, Seven Day Run, Kokapelli. Sundays, 7 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 11/9, Underwater People. Sat 11/10, Hundo, Knee Deep Shag, Freshwater Collins. 773-975-0505.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Sarah Hollister Band, Yes Men. Sat 11/3, Eric Howell & the Implants, Phil Angotti Band, the Idea, Kat Suey. Sun 11/4, Bullet, WHT. Tue 11/6, Mike Ferro's Town Sound. Wed 11/7, Bird Watch, Realm. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Frank Orrall & friends. Tue 11/6, 9 PM, Jack Straw with Vince Welnick. Wed 11/7, 9:30 PM, MVP. Thu 11/8, 8 PM, "Nuove Musiche" with members of Brand X, Sarah Pillow with John Goodsall & Percy Jones, Tunnels (see Critic's Choice). Fri 11/9, Mike Keneally & Beer for Dolphins. Sat 11/10, Lo Faber Band, Schleigho. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/2, 6:30 PM, Suicide Machines, Ensign, Big Wig, Very Metal. Sat 11/3, 7 PM, King's X, Moke; 12:30 AM, My Life

With the Thrill Kill Kult (see Spot Check), Professional Murder Music. Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Alien Ant Farm, Pressure 4-5, Apex Theory (sold out). Tue 11/6, 7 PM, Puddle of Mudd, Mesh. Thu 11/8, 6:30 PM, (International) Noise Conspiracy (see Critic's Choice), Milemarker, 90 Day Men, Hives. Fri 11/9, 9 PM, Femi Kuti, Josh Deep. Sat 11/10, 6:30 PM, Dashboard Confessional, Duvall, Rival Schools, Seville (sold out). Sun 11/11, 5:30 PM, Lungbrush, Infamous, Premium, Bunker Hill, Fleshhold. 773-549-0203.

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

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/2, 9:30 PM, Yakuza, Keelhaul, Bible of the Devil. Sat 10/10, 10 PM, Argone Evolution, Monorail. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Million Yen, Stunt Cat, Post Office. Sat 11/3, Apartment, M.O.T.O., Peking Turtle, Todd Leiter-Weintraub, the Flashbulb. Sun 11/4, 1 PM, Ingrid Graudins; 4 PM, Bill Quateman. Mondays, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Tue 11/6, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 11/8, 9 PM, Fareed Haque Group, 1000 Vertical Feet. Fri 11/9, 10 PM, J-200, Mary Janes. Sat 11/10, Apple Cake, Peter Andreadis, Lax. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Tarts, Turbo ACs, Peelers. Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Homunculus, Ruben Waters Loves You. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 11/7, 8 PM, Band That Saved the World, Robert Cornelius 7. Fri 11/9, 10 PM, Plastics Hi-Fi, Tamar, Troy. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Cells, Amazing Killowatts, Insta. 773-489-0011.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 630-357-4350.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Red Wigglers. Sat 11/3, Surf Zombies, DJ Mr. Wiggles. Wed 11/7, Silver Measure. Thu 11/8, Naughty Candy, Spotlight. Fri 11/9, Hello Operator. Sat 11/10, Dorks, Mighty John Wayne. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 11/8, Turnstyles. Fri 11/9, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-266-1313.

POUNDER'S 21635 Lincoln Hwy., Lynwood: Thu 11/8, 9 PM, Five Guys Named Moe. 708-758-2800.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/2, FM 1960. Wed 11/7, Herc., English Softhearts, Kabochack, Wontons. 773-248-3093.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Fanchon Stinger, Jumpers, Better Boyfriends. 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, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Haegers Bend, Self Destruct Sequence, Streamliner. Sat 11/3, Hypnofugue, Southpaw, Flushcard. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 11/9, St. Monroe, Blind Rivet Season, Wombat Carnival. Sat 11/10, Echosend, Growth Ltd., Dark Ritual. 847-392-6446.

ROCKY VANDERS 698 N. Milwaukee, Prospect Heights: Sat 11/10, 9 PM, benefit for the American Red Cross and United Way hosted by Harry F'n Palmz and Infinate P with Manifest Destiny, Centric IE, Deep (of the Straight Jacket Society), Ill Nature, Them Badd Apples, Landlords, Cannon Can-2, Novacain, Lord 360, Varbal & Jargon, Platter Pirates, and Nizm. 847-563-3001, ext. 9391.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Garden of Dreams, Suite 13. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10:30 PM, Silos (see Critic's Choice), Fetch, Todd Thibaud. Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10:30 PM, Tara Jane O'Neil (see Spot Check), K., Flashpapr. Sun 11/4, 9 PM, Beachwood Sparks (see Critic's Choice), Neil Casals, Forty Piece Choir. Mondays, 9 PM, Danny Black's Healthy White Baby (see Spot Check). Tue 11/6, 9 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Band, Cal Hallow. Wed 11/7, 9 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Thin Man. Thu 11/8, 9 PM, Trent Summar & New Rob Mob, Cedarcase. Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Chris Trapper, Dick Prall; 10:30 PM, Baldwin Brothers, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Michelle Malone, Michelle Penn; 10:30 PM, Trembling Blue Stars, Adam Franklin. Sun 11/11, 9 PM, Dash Rip Rock, Appalachian Death Ride. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/3, Major Woody. Sat 11/10, Crush. 630-372-2900.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Qwazaar, Juice & friends. Sat 11/3, DJ Kico, DJ Spryte 1, Joe Glass, DJ Moe, Don Mallet, Sank You. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike and DJ-mix competition. 773-278-6600.

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

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/3, Stevie Starlite. Sat 11/10, Disposable Pets. 630-213-1006.

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 11/2, Teddy Goldstein, Pros From Dover. Sat 11/3, Capital Sun Rays, Jonathan Rundman. Sun 11/4, Michel Tristen, Pat Burtis. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Tue 11/6, Andras Jones. Wed 11/7, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Ethan Sellars, Echosend, A.J. Rosales. Thu 11/8, Shara Worden, Chris Gilmartin, Plain Jane. Fri 11/9, Beki Hemingway, Claire Holley. Sat 11/10, Edie Carey, Ellis. Sun 11/11, Jan Dainton, Aerin Tedesco, Upsy Daisy. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/2, Mega Super Ultra, Wod. Wed 11/7, Phantom Reign, Tractor Boy, Boogotta Fix. Fri 11/9, Pills, Vincents. Sat 11/10, Celestial Crumb, Product. 773-327-2739.

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Five Year Jacket. Sat 11/3, Red Woody. Fri 11/9, Desi Brothers. Sat 11/10, Mr. Myers. 630-264-2739.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/2, UNI, Roots Vibrations. Sat 11/3 and Sun 11/4, Universal Expression, Edi Okri. Mondays, RSB. Tue 11/6, Dub Dis. Wed 11/7, Indika. Thu 11/8, Rico. Fri 11/9, Ark Band. Sat 11/10 and Sun 11/11, Jah Works, RSB. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Starch Martins, Greg Trooper, Paging Raymond. Sat 11/3, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Tue 11/6, 56 Hope Road. Wed 11/7, Pelvic Delta, DJ E. Thu 11/8, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Matt Weber, Blue Marvin. Fri 11/9, Fareed Haque Group. Sat 11/10, Grinn, Jaked. 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: DJs spin 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. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 11/2, DJ Lego, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, Vinyl Kitty DJs spin. 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 11/7, Usual Suspects, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, Free Association. Thursdays, "Deep" with DJ Joe Schmoe & DJ Verb. 773-384-0701.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. 312-475-9800.

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

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-477-3661.

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. 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. Wed 11/7, R. Kelly World Tour Homecoming Party. 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 spin new wave, industrial, and electronica after 9:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-878-8241.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin house, Latin & Caribbean, rock en espanol, hip-hop, and house. 312-397-0600.

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

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

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 11/2, Saeed & Palash, DJs Chad Sommer, Roki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 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 11/4 with I-Sound; Sun 11/11 with Jacob Ross). 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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Desire (dance performance). Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, "Go Girls Music Night" with local performers. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

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.

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

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 house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno 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.

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, DJ $#&@!. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

NIKEETA'S 633 E. Sibley, Dolton: 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, DJ JC. 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. Thursdays, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

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

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

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

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/2, Rob Lemon, Christopher Robin, Diz, James Curd. Sat 11/3, Timo Mass, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, Frique & Majid. Tuesdays, Jim Belanger, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sat 11/10, Max Graham. 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thu 11/8, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered" with Angelist & Eryka, DJs Poolside & Dissolvent. 312-738-9971.

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 11/2, Darrell Woodson, Gregory Dalphond. Sat 11/3, Darrell Woodson, Julio Bishop. 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 11/9, DJ Colette, Matty. Sat 11/10, DJ Heather, Shani. 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, DJ J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt DJs spin rare groove. 773-278-6600.

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

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

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 312-491-9729.

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

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

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

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/2, Mark Grant. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, Vince Adams, D-Double, JayToo, DJ Steele. Fri 11/9, Julius aka the Mad Thinker. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

LOU & PETER BERRYMAN, MUSTARD'S RETREAT Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

MARK CHESNUTT, TRACY BYRD Sun 11/4, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

COOPER NELSON & EARLY Free concert. Sat 11/10, 1 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

DALRIADA Wed 11/7, 1 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

LILA DOWNS Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT, CHICAGO ACADEMY OF IRISH MUSIC Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

DEBBIE FRIEDMAN Sat 11/10, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

HEIDI HOWE Free concert. Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION WITH JERRY DOUGLAS Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

LONESTAR, JAMIE O'NEAL, BLAKE SHELTON Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

MICHAEL MILES Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MICHAEL MILES Chicago Humanities Festival concert features performers from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Sat 11/10, 1 PM, National-Louis University, 2840 Sheridan, Evanston. 312-494-9509.

NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS, KOERNER, RAY & GLOVER See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/3, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TWILA PARIS & FRIENDS, OUT OF THE GREY, MICHELLE TUMES Mon 11/5, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PHIL PASSEN & TOM CONWAY Free concert on hammered dulcimer and guitar. Thu 11/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TOM PAXTON & JOEL MABUS Benefit for Suicide Prevention Services. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

JOHN SEBASTIAN & THE J-BAND Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

PEGGY & MIKE SEEGER Tribute to Crawford Seeger. Sun 11/11, 7:30 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

ANNA STANGE, GREAT LAKES NAVAL STATION BAND, ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE and the Park Forest Singers and Homewood/Flossmoor High School Band and Choir. Benefit for the Chicago Tribune Disaster Relief Fund. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-534-6366.

DOC WATSON & DAVID HOLT Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts

Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DAN ZANES Sun 11/4, noon and 3 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/2, Outlaw Family Band. Sat 11/3, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. Sun 11/4, Can-Ky-Ree. Mon 11/5, DJ Steve. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues, gospel, country, and honkytonk. Sun 11/11, Brother Greg. 773-384-2547.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Country music at 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Diamondback. Sundays, open jam with Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CELTIC CROSSING 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 11/10, Switchback. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Fri 11/2, Connelly Family. Sat 11/3, Kieran O'Hare & friends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Thu 11/8, Frankie Gavin. 773-473-5263.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/2, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 11/3, Switchback. Fri 11/9, Sullivan Brothers. Sat 11/10, Seamus O'Kane & friends. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Hackensaw Boys. Wed 11/7, 8:30 PM, Junior Brown, Teddy Morgan. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/3, Eric Lugosch. Sat 11/10, Kat Eggleston. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 11/7, Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Wed 11/7, 9 PM, Gan Bua. 773-472-5139.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 11/8, Fallen Angels, Dana Robinson. 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Maya. Sat 11/3, Kathryn Gauthier. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken word and music open mike. Fri 11/9, Katie Haverly. Sat 11/10, Strangers of Grace. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Marty Stuart, Big John Howell. 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: Mon 11/5, 8 PM, Bohola. 773-348-7592.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 11/5, 8:30 PM, Mick Keneally, Bernie Keneally, Aileen Dillane & Aidan O'Toole (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/2 and Fri 11/9, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

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

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 11/2, Claire & Audrey. Fri 11/9, Mark Zeus. 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

CHANCEL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN CHURCH-BAPTIST performs Jesus Is a Rock! Hallelujah for a live recording (Randall M. Johnson, director). Sun 11/11, 4 PM, St. John Church-Baptist, 4821 S. Michigan. 773-536-3215.

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

ONE IN THE SPIRIT MULTICULTURAL GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT under the direction of Dr. Keith Hampton & Brother Shelby Webb, with Choral Thunder. Sun 11/11, 6 PM, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake, Oak Park. 312-326-0070 or 312-201-2602.

PINETOP PERKINS, SUGAR BLUE, BILLY BRANCH, FERNANDO JONES Chicago Humanities Festival concert. Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-494-9509.

FRANK RAVEN BAND Free in-store piano performance. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. 815-455-0302. Thu 11/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

ALBERTINA WALKER, WALT WHITMAN & THE SOUL CHILDREN OF CHICAGO perform "The Glory of Gospel" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/10, 1 PM, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 312-494-9509.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/2 and Fri 11/9, 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 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/6, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Eddy Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/2, Sat 11/3, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 11/6, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 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 11/2, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 11/3, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. Mon 11/5, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/6, Lorenzo Thompson. Wed 11/7, pro jam hosted by Big Ray. Thu 11/8, Chico Banks. Fri 11/9, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Pat Smillie Band. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Professor John Band. Sun 11/11, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Fri 11/2, Rockin' Johnny Band. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/2, 5:30 PM, Jim Green (no cover); 9:30 PM, Long John Hunter, Ken Saydak. Sat 11/3, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds (no cover); 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Jan James Band. Sun 11/4, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 11/5, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 11/6, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Wed 11/7, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Thu 11/8, Sean Costello. Fri 11/9, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey (no cover); 9:30 PM, W.C. Clark, River Rats. Sat 11/10, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Kim Wilson, Phil Guy. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues, gospel, country, and honkytonk. Fri 11/9, Wabash Jug Band. 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 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 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 11/2, Debbie Davies. Sat 11/3, E.C. Scott. Fri 11/9, Smokin' Joe Kubeck. Sat 11/10, Little Charlie & the Nightcats with Rusty Zinn. 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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Joe Moss Band. 847-605-9900.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 11/3, Ron Smith Duo. 630-916-6242.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Liberty Blues Band. Fri 11/9, 9:30 PM, 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 11/9, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 11/10, CJ & Company. 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 11/3, Tenry Johns Band. Fri 11/9, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 11/10, Mighty Sam McClain. 630-416-4898.

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

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 11/10, Ron Harris. 773-256-1570.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 11/9, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 11/3, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal. Tue 11/6, 8:30 PM, Biscuit & the Mix (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 11/10, 9:30 PM, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. 708-484-3610.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 11/6, No Mercy Band. Wed 11/7, Phil Armetta. Thu 11/8, Jimmy Burns. Fri 11/9, Roy Hightower. Sat 11/10, Big G & the Real Deal. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Eddie Shaw. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Nellie Travis. Thursdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Fri 11/9, Carl Weathersby. Sat 11/10, Chris Beard. 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. 773-493-3477.

LOVERS LOUNGE 7251 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Jamison & the Untouchable Band. 773-488-9807.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Wed 11/7, 8 PM, North Mississippi Allstars, T-Model Ford. 773-549-0203.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Steepwater Blues Band. Thu 11/8, 9 PM, 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 11/10, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 11/6, Carl Davis Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/3, Ken Saydak. Wed 11/7, Keith Scott Band. Sat 11/10, Carl Davis 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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Maurice John Vaughn. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 11/7, Roy Mack, Eddy Clearwater. Thu 11/8, Michael Coleman. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Maurice John Vaughn. 773-645-5200.

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 11/3, Sugar Blue. Tuesdays, Sharon Lewis. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 11/9, Detroit Jr., Ariyo. Sat 11/10, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Stroger, Ariyo. 773-342-0452.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-566-7000.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Sat 11/3, Howard & the White Boys. 708-526-7174.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/2, JP & the Cats. Sat 11/3, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Fri 11/9, Howard Scott. Sat 11/10, Zora Young. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, and Fri 11/9, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 11/10, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

STARBUSTERS 930 Pappas, De Kalb: Fri 11/2, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-756-3438.

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

jazz

concerts

ASSUMPTION CHURCH CHOIR with members of Holy Name Cathedral choir and Saint Joseph's choir perform "Praise in Jazz" at a religious mass. Sun 11/11, 5 PM, Assumption Church, 323 W. Illinois. 312-644-0036.

SY BOUNDS JAZZ CAFE Free in-store performance. Mon 11/5, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs William Russo's Chicago Suite No. 2. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 312-344-6180.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BOBBI WILSYN, BARRETT SISTERS, FRANZ JACKSON, ROBERT JR. LOCKWOOD, HONEYBOY EDWARDS perform music from the Original Regal Theater at the closing concert for the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sold out. Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-494-9509.

LORRAINE DENHAM Free in-store performance. Sat 11/3, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LORRAINE DENHAM Free in-store performance. Sat 11/10, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Peter Ballin, director. Mon 11/5 and Wed 11/7, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Bob Lark, director. Tue 11/6, 8 PM, Stuart Center, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

MARK DRESSER & DENMAN MARONEY See Critic's Choice. Mon 11/5, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

KURT ELLING Free in-store performance. Fri 11/2, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

EQUINOX 5 Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

HOWARD FISHMAN QUARTET performs as part of the "Traffic" series. Mon 11/5, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

JIM GAILLORETO QUARTET Mon 11/5, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

ERIC HOCHBERG TRIO Free concert. Tue 11/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KEITH JARRETT, GARY PEACOCK & JACK DE JOHNETTE Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JAZZMIN' Free in-store performance. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JEFF LASKY Free in-store performance. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ROSS LEHMAN, JIM CLARK'S JAZZ PEOPLE WITH DEBBIE MILLER & SUSAN MONIZ perform at a gala benefit for Apple Tree Theatre. Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Apple Tree Theatre, Suite 210, 595 Elm Place, Highland Park. 847-432-8223.

RAMSEY LEWIS, BILLY TAYLOR Sold out. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TATSUYA NAKATANI See Critic's Choice. Thu 11/1, 8 PM (with Eric Leonardson) and Fri 11/2, 8 PM (solo and with Bob Falesch, and with opening group Kinkophonics), Splinter Group Audio, 450 N. Leavitt. 773-486-5710.

LITTLE JIMMY SCOTT Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONIDOS CALIENTES Free concert with Bill Zayas & the Mofongo Society Marching Band. Fri 11/9, 7 PM (preceded by salsa dance lessons at 6 PM), Pulaski Park, 2210 W. Pershing. 312-427-1676.

DAVID YOUNG & THE NEW REPUBLIC WITH VON FREEMAN & MALACHI THOMPSON performs Beneath the Bronze Belt as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/10, 7 PM, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 312-661-1028.

jazz

clubs

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

BACINO'S 2204 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steve Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 773-472-7400.

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 11/2 through Mon 11/5, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Tue 11/6 through Sat 11/10, Carlos Cannon. Sun 11/11, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BARTON'S Park Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Leon Keyes Jr. & Phriends (no cover). 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 11/7, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission. Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Nicole Kestler. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 11/10, 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. Tuesdays, DJs spin jazz. Thu 11/8, Tim Fitzgerald Group. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. Sun 11/4, Tatsuya Nakatani (see Critic's Choice) with Carol Genetti & Fred Lonberg-Holm. 773-463-0158.

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

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.

CULTURALLY CORRECT CENTER 618 E. 71st: Fridays, 7 PM, David Boykin Trio. 773-326-1471.

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

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Tim Tobias Quartet with Lorraine Denham. 847-605-9900.

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 11/7, Half As Much, Tatsuya Nakatani (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 11/8, Bob Baglione Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 11/3, Trio Du Jour. Sat 11/10, Jazz Vertigo. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/4, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Sun 11/11, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 11/3, Alejandro Urdajanda Trio. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 11/5, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 11/2, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 11/3, Vincent, Allen, Howell. Wed 11/7, Steve Evans Trio. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Sat 11/10, Andy Meacham Trio with Layni Katz. 773-262-5767.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/2, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/4, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mon 11/5, 9 PM, Dee Alexander. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 11/7, 9 PM, Chevere. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/9, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Rene Marie; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/11, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 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: Fri 11/9, 10 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 11/4, 6 PM, benefit for Citizen's Utility Board with Fred Anderson Trio, Umbrella Unlimited. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Jane Bunnett & Spirits of Havana. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 11/6, 8 PM, Tatsuya Nakatani (see Critic's Choice) & Tatsu Aoki, Toe. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 11/4, Tim Daisy Quartet, World According to Nouns. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 11/2, 10 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

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 11/2 through Sun 11/4, Benny Golson Quartet. Tue 11/6 through Sun 11/11, Monty Alexander Trio with Ed Thigpen. 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: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 11/6, 10 PM, Steve Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Equinox 5. 773-489-3490.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Music at 6 PM. Sun 11/4, Equinox 5. 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 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

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

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Fri 11/9, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 11/10, 9 PM, Roz Ellington. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/2, Tim Aubuchon Trio. Wed 11/7, Bob Baglione & the Tsunami Jazz Ensemble. Fri 11/9, Two for Brazil. Sat 11/10, Chris Greene & New Perspective. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Fri 11/2, 7 PM, benefit for the American Red Cross with the musical tribute General Bingo and the West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

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

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 11/3, 9:30 PM, Jeffrey Allport & Tim Olive, Tatsuya Nakatani (see Critic's Choice), solo and with Kurt Johnson & Kyle Bruckmann. Thu 11/8, 10 PM, Keefe Jackson/Nick Broste/Alec Ramsdell/Jerry Bryerton Quartet. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 11/7, 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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/3, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Ken Chaney Quartet. Mon 11/5, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tue 11/6, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 11/7, George McRae Trio. Thu 11/8, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Mark Stevens. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 11/4, 9 PM, Bruce Mak Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 11/2, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Jim Gailloreto Quartet. Sat 11/3, 9 PM, Greg Sergo Quartet. Sun 11/4, 8:30 PM, Russell Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 11/7, 8:30 PM, Steve Million Trio. Thu 11/8, 8:30 PM, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Fri 11/9, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Brian Gephart/Bob Long Quartet. Sat 11/10, 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sun 11/11, 8:30 PM, Urban Twist. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Rankinfyle. Sat 11/3, Von Freeman Quartet. Tue 11/6, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Sat 11/10, Ryan Cohan Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, guitarist Scott Stenten & His Group. 773-271-9944.

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

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

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Sun 11/4, 6 PM, members of the Chicago Studio of Professional Singing. 773-278-6600.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 11/3, 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 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Fred Anderson, Jeff Parker, Tatsu Aoki, and Chad Taylor. 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 11/8, Tim Aubuchon Quartet. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, David Boykin Expanse. 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.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Fareed Haque Group. 773-929-1300.

international

concerts

LILA DOWNS Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPANA Free concert. Fri 11/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES Sat 11/10, 7 PM, Hemenway United Methodist Church, 933 Chicago, Evanston. 847-864-1022 or 847-864-9980.

LA MANIVELLE Alsatian band performs cabaret and traditional ballads. Thu 11/8, 6 PM, Alliance Francaise de Chicago, 810 N. Dearborn. 312-337-1070.

LJUPCO MILENKOVSKI, VENTZI SOTIROV, MICHAEL KUHARSKI & OTHERS perform at the Chicagoland Fall Ball, which includes folk dance and Slavic dance and singing workshops (call for full schedule). Fri 11/2, 10 PM, and Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Saint Josaphat Church, 2311 N. Southport. 773-506-8222.

NEW BUDAPEST ORPHEUM SOCIETY performs "Zionist songs and Jewish cabaret songs" in Dancing on the Edge of the Volcano. Sun 11/11, 4 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 773-442-4978.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS WITH STEVE RAMSDELL perform "Hispania" under the direction of Lee Kesselman. Sun 11/4, 4 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS Free Latin dance concert. Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

LA PENA Latin music showcase and open mike features salsa and cha-cha with Charambo. Wed 11/7, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BIROL TOPALOGLU See Critic's Choice. Thu 11/8, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TRIBUS FUTURAS performs with Ecuadorian street dancer Wilson Pico as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/10, 3 PM, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/3, 9 PM, benefit for Nicaragua Solidarity Committee with Orquesta Nabori. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Chicago Samba, Sergio Peres Band. Sun 11/11, 7:30 PM, classical Arabic music with Taqasem Ensemble. 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.

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.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Sat 11/3, 9 PM, Chicago Samba, Sones de Mexico. 312-733-6577.

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

classical

AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM presents music of Chicago-area composers in a free concert (Mortensen, Wahlback, Bacos, Koykkar, Axelrod). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-922-6311.

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Church of St. Priscilla, 6969 W. Addison. 630-960-2251.

IKUKO ARMANDI AND JOY HOFFMAN Chinese flute and harp. Fri 11/9, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

ARS ANTIGUA in a free program of Renaissance music. Sat 11/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with cellist Steven Honigberg (Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 11/11, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-234-1811 or 847-673-6300.

IAN BALL organ (Vierne, J.S. Bach, Elgar, Franck, Cochereau). Fri 11/9, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

PHYLLIS CHEN piano. Sun 11/4, 3:30 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (R. Strauss, Hindemith, Brahms). Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Mon 11/5, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Hindemith, Kodaly). Mon 11/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jay Friedman conducts a free concert (Kurka, Mozart). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 262-605-0274.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE in a program of contemporary music (Hartke, Paterson, Carl, Bauer, McCloskey). Sun 11/11, 6 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Respighi, Beethoven, Mozart). Thu 11/8, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY AND LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRAS Stephen Squires conducts a free concert (Mozart, Martin, Hummel, Griffes, Ravel). Mon 11/5, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/2, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Jun MŠrkl, conductor, with pianist Andreas Haefliger (Mozart, R. Strauss). Thu 11/8, 8 PM, Fri 11/9, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor, with pianist Krystian Zimerman (Eotvos, Bartok, Mussorgsky/Ravel). "Pre-concert conversation" takes place one hour and 15 minutes before performances. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Allen Tinkham, conductor, with violist Lisa Steltenpohl (Moran, Bartok, Webern, Respighi). Sun 11/11, 3:30 PM, Barrington High School, 616 W. Main, Barrington. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with winners of the Italian Cultural Center Vocal Scholarship Competition. Wed 11/7, noon, Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 11/3 and Sat 11/10, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LARRY COMBS AND DEBORAH SOBOL clarinet and piano, in a free Brahms recital. Tue 11/6, 5:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-377-0823 or 312-338-0804.

COMMUNITY PLAYERS OF CHICAGO Philip Simmons, conductor (Copland, Rossini, Brahms, Granados, Levinson, and others). Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln. 847-475-4819.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CUBE (Misurell-Mitchell, Morehead, and others). Sat 11/3, 4 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-494-9509.

DA CORNETO OPERA Stephen Blackwelder conducts opera excerpts (Donizetti, Verdi, and others). Sun 11/11, 4 PM, Church of St. Hilary, California and Bryn Mawr. 847-662-2694.

DE PAUL MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CHORUS Clayton Parr and Keith Hampton conduct a free concert. Wed 11/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Stefan Hersh, conductor. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Mozart, Mendelssohn). Sun 11/4, 4 PM, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-604-6338.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY COMPOSER'S FORUM Free admission. Tue 11/6, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Robert Kaminskas, conductor. Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/4, 2:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY TRUMPET ENSEMBLE in a free recital. Fri 11/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

STEFANIA DOVHAN soprano (Handel, Rossini, Mozart, Poulenc, Bervinsky, Lysenko). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION in an all-Mozart program. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300 or 847-214-7225.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CIVIC ORCHESTRA Ernest Gross, conductor (Holst, Corelli, Kennan, Hummel). Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson conducts a family concert. Sat 11/3, 10 AM and 11:15 AM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

JEFFERS L. ENGELHARDT piano, in a free recital (Tsontakis, Ghost Variations). Thu 11/8, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with soprano Marie Ann Lewis and bass-baritone Samuel Smith (Brahms, A German Requiem). Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

FESTIVAL OF THE SEASONS Area Methodist choirs perform in a free concert (Mulholland, Hopson, Althouse, Harris, Carter, Larson, Thompson). Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-236-4548.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MORNING CHOIR performs Herbert Howells's Requiem. Sun 11/4, 6:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

MICHAEL HALL viola, with pianist Mary Ann Krupa in a free recital (Clarke, Hindemith, Shostakovich). Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

ESTER HANA HANVIRIYAPUNT piano (Ravel, Satie, Debussy, Poulenc, Buencamino, Cornejo, Molina, de Leon). Wed 11/7, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 773-262-6434.

JOY HOFFMAN harp. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Powell residence, 5 N 144 Maple, Saint Charles. 630-513-5347.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL CHAMBER SINGERS AND GALLERY SINGERS Matthew Walsh conducts Durufle's Requiem. Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone conducts an all-Gershwin program. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

INTIMATE OPERA (J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus). Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509.

IQUITOS ENSEMBLE (Stravinsky, Marsalis). Tue 11/6, 8 PM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-595-5600.

KIM JONES AND MICHAEL SHAWGO soprano and organ. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan. 312-225-4951.

YOLANDA KONDONASSIS AND CHEE-YUN harp and violin (Saint-Saens, Ibert, Massenet, Ravel, Bartok, Natra, Andres). Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

STEPHEN KOVACEVICH piano (Beethoven, Schubert). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Eric Hachikian (Copland, Hanson, Hachikian). Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAKESHORE BRASS in a free program. Mon 11/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MARGARET LATTIMORE, MARY PHILLIPS, AND ELIZABETH SHAMMASH mezzo-sopranos, with pianists Ricky Ian Gordon, Jack Heggie, and J.J. Penna (Argento, Sondheim, Rodgers, Gordon, Heggie). Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DALIA LIETUVNINKAS piano, in a free concert. Sat 11/10, 7 PM, McCormick Recital Hall, Kretzmann Hall, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

KONSTANTIN LIFSCHITZ piano (Schubert, Gershwin, Bach/Brahms). Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Pavane, Mendelssohn). Sun 11/11, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Richard Buckley, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Weill, Street Scene). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, and Wed 11/7 and Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Bruno Campanella, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova and soprano Andrea Rost (Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi). 312-332-2244.

PATRICE MICHAELS AND REBECCA ROLLINS soprano and piano, perform music of Ruth Crawford Seeger. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

EUGENIA MOLINER AND ROB BROEK flute and piano (Enescu, Guarnieri, Shostakovich, Poulenc, Borne). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5170.

MOSCOW STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavel Kogan conducts an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Thomas Wikman, conductor (Handel, Bach, Telemann). Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 11/5, 8 PM, Old Saint Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. Tue 11/6, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 312-551-1414.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Cynthia Anderson and tenor Kenneth Gayle (Mahler, Mozart). Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NIMROD OPERA performs Thomas Ades's opera Powder Her Face. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, and Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010 or 312-494-9509.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE AND CONCERT CHOIR Ramona M. Wis and Jeordano Martinez conduct a free concert. Sun 11/11, 3 PM Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center St., Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Hollinden, Fitkin, Lundquist). Thu 11/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND (Schuman, Schwantner, Copland, Mussorgsky). Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE (R. Strauss, Rodrigo, Varese, Benson, Dahl). Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK performs opera excerpts (Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Mozart, J. Strauss). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-2938.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S with soprano Aruna Serbanescu in a free concert (Mozart, Bizet, Berlioz, Uth). Sun 11/11, 2 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

ORION ENSEMBLE in a free program (Beethoven, Dahl). Tue 11/6, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-491-1622 or 312-744-6630.

PARK RIDGE CIVIC ORCHESTRA Edgar Muenzer conducts a "musical biography" of Chicago composer John Alden Carpenter. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-494-9509.

GUYTANO PARKS piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Debussy). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Debussy, Reade, Brahms). Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-256-8763.

CARL PONTEN AND MICHAEL TSALKA in a free duo-piano concert. Mon 11/5, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-297-4886 or 312-346-3278.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 11/3 and Sat 11/10, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GERARDO RIBEIRO AND ALAN CHOW violin and piano (Vitali, Brahms, Grieg). Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Mozart, Beethoven, Mathias). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-322-9187.

SAVOY-AIRES Daniel Robinson, conductor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Ruddigore). Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-251-8767.

ISABELLE SCHNOLLER AND JURGEN KRUSE flute and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Burton, Kuhlau, Jolivet, Schulhoff). Wed 11/7, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SIABA STRINGS QUARTET, FIVE ALIVE WOODWIND QUINTET, AND OTHERS perform in a "Music and Art for Missions Evening." Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie. 847-673-1311.

SINE NOMINE ENSEMBLE and orchestra perform Mozart's Requiem in a religious service. Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter. 773-286-0500.

VINCENT P. SKOWRONSKI AND SAORI CHIBA violin and piano, in a free concert (Korngold, Schumann, Monti). Sun 11/4, 3:30 PM, Selfhelp Home, 908 W. Argyle. 847-491-9155.

SAMUEL SORIA organ. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-5215 or 773-262-4558.

SPAGHETTI OPERA Dan Detloff, Eileen Barman, and others perform operatic repertoire in a dinner-theater format. Sat 11/10, 6 PM, Business Conference Center Dining Room, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Ho Chung Yeh, conductor (Monteverdi, Lecouna, Gershwin, Wagner, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/4, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

TRIO VORONEZH Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-3442.

SHIRLEY TRISSELL piano (Korngold, Levant, Previn, Rachmaninoff). Fri 11/2, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert conducts a free program of Chicago composers (Wagner, Ogden, Dewhirst, Huydts). Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor, with horn soloist Julio de la Rosa in a free concert (F. Strauss, Bernstein, Mohaupt, Grainger, Ives, Vaughan Williams, Gregson, Stout). Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-996-8746.

URBAN BAROQUE (Frescobaldi, Strozzi, Marini, D'India, Fontana). Sat 11/10, 8 PM, St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. Sun 11/11, 4 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 773-878-1287.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free concert (Schubert, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Debussy). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Wauconda Public Library, 801 N. Main, Wauconda. 847-526-6225. Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Chiesa Nuova, 230 S. Laffin. 312-226-0983.

ROBERT VANDERSCHAAF piano (Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, R. Strauss). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

VIENNA PIANO TRIO (Schubert, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

WILLIAM WARFIELD, BENJAMIN MATTHEWS, AND ROBERT SIMS Benefit for the Evanston Ecumenical Action Council's programs for the homeless and the hungry. See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-475-1150.

WAUKEGAN CONCERT CHORUS (Bernstein, Schubert, Copland, Lauridsen). Sun 11/4, 4 PM, St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 604 Douglas, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor (Glinka, Stravinsky, Smetana, Shostakovich). Sun 11/4, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

ZENO AT 4 A.M. Performance of Kevin Volans's multimedia oratorio by the Duke Quartet and the Handspring Puppet Company. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, 8 PM, and Sun 11/11, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

fairs & festivals

19TH ANNUAL POLISH HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL Polish Highlander Hall, 4808 S. Archer: Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Herz Brothers Slovakian Band. Sat 11/10, 5 PM, Polish Highlander Children's Ensemble; 7:30 PM, Birol Topaloglu (see Critic's Choice) with Selim Bolukbasi; 9 PM, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble; 10 PM, Kapela Goralska. Sun 11/11, 2:30 PM, Kapela Goralska. Festival also features folk dance performances. 773-284-0978.

miscellaneous

CALIFONE with filmmakers Carolyn Faber and Jeff Economy in an improvised set of music and film loops; in the second set Califone accompanies Ladislav Starewicz's The Mascot. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-2305.

CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION VOCAL ENSEMBLE Free concert. Wed 11/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

EDGE O'TOWN CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES Sun 11/11, 2 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-528-2998.

ELMHURST COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, WOMEN'S CHORUS & VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sun 11/11, 2 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 11/4, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Marc & the Band. 773-878-5552.

RON HAWKING, ANNA STANGE, GREAT LAKES NAVAL STATION BAND, ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE and the Park Forest Singers and Homewood/Flossmoor High School Band and Choir. Benefit for the Chicago Tribune Disaster Relief Fund. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

ELLA JENKINS performs as part of the Children's Humanities Festival. Tue 11/6, 10 AM, Ogden Elementary School, 24 W. Walton. 312-494-9509.

KIDS FARE: A JOURNEY THROUGH LATINO MUSIC Children's concert and discussion with Ruben Alvarez. Sat 11/10, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DANIEL MARCOTTE performs with storyteller Judith Heineman as part of the Children's Humanities Festival. Thu 11/8, 10 AM, Ogden Elementary School, 24 W. Walton. 312-494-9509.

MERIT SCHOOL OF MUSIC students perform as part of the Children's Humanities Festival. Sat 11/3, 11:30 AM, Ogden Elementary School, 24 W. Walton. 312-494-9509.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND with percussionist Liam Teague, clarinetist Debbie Durham, and the Northern Illinois University Steel Band. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544.

PALOMA, WORLD FAMOUS FANFAHREN DRUM AND BUGLE BAND perform at the Rheinischer Verein Mardi Gras Society of Chicago opening party and crowning of the prince. Sat 11/3, 6:11 PM, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center & Ballrooms, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 773-447-2023.

PARACHUTE EXPRESS Family-oriented concert. Sun 11/11, 2 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

STEVE RASHID & THE PORKPIES Free "family night" concert. Fri 11/2, 7 PM, Evanston Public Library, Church & Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

WESTERN LIGHTS CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES under the direction of Bonnie Fedyski. Sat 11/10, 3 and 7:30 PM, Biester Auditorium, Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main, Lombard. 708-246-5661.

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