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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS accompany Buster Keaton's silent film Steamboat Bill Jr.; free admission. Wed 11/28, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BAD BOY 4 LIFE THANKSGIVING JAM Fri 11/23, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-4000 or 312-559-1212.

PEABO BRYSON, MICHAEL MCDONALD, OLETA ADAMS, SHEENA EASTON "Colors of Christmas" concert. Fri 11/30, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GLEN CAMPBELL Christmas concert. Fri 11/30, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

COLDPLAY, JJ72 Sold out. Fri 11/30, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

HARRY CONNICK JR. BIG BAND Sold out. Tue 11/27, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

NIKKA COSTA, MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS All-ages show. Sun 12/2, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FIVE FOR FIGHTING, BLUES TRAVELER, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, BRIAN VANDER ARK Sat 12/1, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

ARETHA FRANKLIN, OTIS CLAY Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

JOE GRUSHECKY & THE HOUSE ROCKERS, MICHAEL McDERMOTT, JOE D'URSO & STONE CARAVAN Benefit for the Greater Chicago Food Depository & World Hunger Year. Sat 12/1, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN WESLEY HARDING, DAVID LEWIS Sat 12/1, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

EMMYLOU HARRIS, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, BRUCE COCKBURN, STEVE EARLE, PATTY GRIFFIN & NANCI GRIFFITH Benefit for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World. Sun 12/2, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS, JOHN EDDIE Tue 11/27, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994. Tue 11/27, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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

INDIGENOUS, RONNIE BAKER BROOKS Fri 11/30, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JA RULE, JADAKISS See Critic's Choice. Thu 11/29, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

JAGUARES Fri 11/23, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

KING CRIMSON, JOHN PAUL JONES Sat 11/24, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

O'JAYS, TEDDY PENDERGRASS, STEPHANIE MILLS Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

P.O.D., FENIX TX, BLINDSIDE Sun 11/25, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

PSYCHEDELIC FURS, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN 18 & over show. Mon 11/26, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SLOWJANE Free concert. Fri 11/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BRITNEY SPEARS, O-TOWN Sold out. Wed 11/28, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SPIES WHO SURF Free concert. Fri 11/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STARSTRUCK Free in-store performance. Fri 11/23, 8 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA performs "Christmas Eve & Other Stories." Tue 11/27, 7:30 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

JACI VELASQUEZ Christmas concert. Sun 12/2, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

WILCO with Califone on Fri 11/23 (sold out); with Mercury Rev on Sat 11/24. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 11/23, 8 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Chamber Strings, Frisbie, Lemonpeeler (see Spot Check). Thu 11/29, 8 PM, Descendro Allegro, Art Loinz & the Wet Dixxx, Bible of the Devil. Fri 11/30, 9 PM, Monte Montgomery, Cedarcase. Sat 12/1, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Nick Curran & the Nitelife, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Thu 11/29, 9 PM, Smalls. 773-348-5100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 11/23, Kimi Hayes. Fri 11/30, Julia Fachet. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. 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 11/23, Jones Bridge Massacre, Mud Toys, Girls, Paper Airplane Pilots. Sat 11/24, Pudder Project, Wolcott, Bamboo Grove. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Dayna Malow, Wendy DiBias. Wed 11/28, Sober Dozi, Animus. Thu 11/29, 8 PM, Brother El, Larry Hilla. Fri 11/30, Vulgar Boatmen, Jim Roll Band, Unibrow. Sat 12/1, American Deathray, Ponys, Tomorrow's Caveman, Steve Bullwinkle. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/23, Whitepid. Sat 11/24, Hedonists Maybe, Ants, Kingvideo. Thu 11/29, Money Shot. Fri 11/30, Sara Hollister Band, Half Mad Poet, Second Hand Poets. Sat 12/1, Paul Draws Blank. 773-384-0043.

BIG SHOTS 19931 Wolf, Mokena: Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-478-0771.

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

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Sat 11/24, Ann Hampton Callaway with the Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BLUE IGUANA 17265 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Fri 11/23, 9 PM, V90. 708-429-1000.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 11/24, 11 AM, Laura Glyda. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thu 11/29, 9 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 11/30, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/24, 7Deez. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Sat 11/24, Lubriphonic. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, Herb Walker, Bernard Reid, Clyde Davis & others. Fri 11/30, Big Tasty. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 11/30, 8:30 PM, Maria Hines & Aoife Lyons (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/23, Catfish Jenkins. Sat 11/24, Rib Tip. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 11/30, Sonnets. Sat 12/1, Still. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, Trippin' Billies. Sat 11/24, Lightning & Thunder. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/23, Infinity. Fri 11/30, 7Deez. 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.

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, Havox, Mushuganas, Phenoms. Fri 11/30, Bleary, Sara Osmer. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/23, Cedarcase. Sat 11/24, Shame Train. 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 11/23, On My Way. Sat 11/24 and Thu 11/29, Brothers in Arms. Fri 11/30, User Friendly. 708-460-1771.

CHICAGO SPORTS BAR & GRILL 227 W. Jackson: Fridays, 7 PM, Michael Charles (no cover). Thursdays, 6 PM, open mike hosted by Michael Charles. 312-427-2856.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle Ave., Forest Park: Sat 12/1, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 11/29, DJ Derek spins music by the Fall. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, open mike for music and poetry. Fri 11/23, 8 PM, Trinity. 773-274-6057.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (11/29 with Moses, Gregg Shapiro, Shannon Kenney). 773-907-3500.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, Family Style. Sat 11/24, X-Ray Roger Jimmy. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 11/30, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, 56 Hope Road. Sat 12/1, Thrifty Nickel. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, Mike & Joe. Sat 11/24, Fraud, Rosco Plush. Thu 11/29, Howling Diablos. Fri 11/30, Underwater People. Sat 12/1, Knee Deep Shag. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 11/23, Then Again. Sat 11/24, Underwater People. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 11/30, Hairbangers Ball. 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 11/23, 8 PM, and Sat 11/24, 8 and 10:30 PM, Eric Svejcar & Tammy Meneghini. Sun 11/25, 7 PM, Anjali Asokan. Wed 11/28 through Fri 11/30, 8 PM, and Sat 12/1, 8 and 10:30 PM, Daryl Nitz. 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. Fri 11/23, DJ Tony spins Morrissey and the Smiths. Sun 11/25, DJ Jason spins garage rock. Mon 11/26, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 11/27, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 11/28, DJ Tracy Dear spins hard country. Thu 11/29, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Verve Pipe (see Spot Check), Cells, Rosenbergs. Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Woolworthy, Ike Reilly, Cathy Braaten. Wed 11/28, 9:30 PM, Thought Industry, Crash Poet, Left Setter. Thu 11/29, 9:30 PM, American Motherload, Blackpanels, Text Book. Fri 11/30, 10 PM, New Bomb Turks, Gaza Strippers, Marvelkind. Sat 12/1, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Million Yen, Zero to Nine. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 11/23, Mr. Myers. Sat 11/24, Jostelen Weed. Tue 11/27, Bluz Dadees. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/30, Tom Carey Band. Sat 12/1, Dawn Patrol. 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 11/23, 9:30 PM, Ophur; 10 PM, Quantum Leep (outdoors on the Beer Festival Stage); midnight, Bottle of Justus. Sat 11/24, 9:30 PM, Naughty Boy Jack; 10 PM, Seventh Heaven (outdoors on the Beer Festival Stage). Sun 11/25, No Love Lost. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Fri 11/30, Dan Darrah Band. Sat 12/1, Pat McCurdy. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/23, Segway, Serilian, Over Easy. Sat 11/24, Silicone Honey, Fin, Clip, Dimebox. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 11/26, Colour Blue, Irma Garden. Tue 11/27, Loop Hole, Brown Odds, Overtone. Wed 11/28, Blue New World, West of Rome. Thu 11/29, Maz Land, Holding Mercury, Aziola Cry. Fri 11/30, Slipstream, Sour Deluxe, Nectarine Knockout, Jen Dainton. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 11/24, Damn Hoovers. Fri 11/30, Mudy Flor Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Redline, Chargers Street Gang, Monkey Paw, Reagan National Crash Diet. Sat 11/24, Poster Children, Mezzanines, Rules of Attraction. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Runner, 41 Rivers. Mon 11/26, 9:30 PM, Mystechs, Audiofauve, Triple Process. Thu 11/29, 10 PM, Bosco & Jorge, Tiny Hairs, Rabbit Rabbit. Fri 11/30, Goblins, the Bomb, Paperbacks. Sat 12/1, 9:30 PM, J. Mascis, Pinebender, Spa Lounge. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 11/24, Tourists. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 11/23, Amy Luetgert. 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 11/23, and Sat 11/24, Peter Guerin. 773-685-8083.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 11/23, 7 PM, Atmosphere with Mr. Dibbs, Eyedea & Abilities with Crescent Moon, Sage Francis & DJ MF Shamlem B, Deejaybird, Nikoless, Skratch, Rude One. Sat 11/24, 6 PM, First Grade Crush, Logan's Loss, Eiffel, Indecisives. Sun 11/25, 6 PM, Liars' Academy, Cadillac Blindside, Schatzi, Tomsawyer. Tue 11/27, 6 PM, Against All Authority, Last Man Out, International Playboys. Wed 11/28, 6 PM, Converge, American Heritage, Thrice, Hope Conspiracy. Thu 11/29, 6 PM, Much the Same, Smackin' Isaiah, All Else Fails; 10 PM, Wolf Eyes, Neon Hunk, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Royal Space Force. Fri 11/30, 6 PM, Piebald, Lawrence Arms, Recover, the Exit. Sat 12/1, 5 PM, Most Precious Blood, Death Threat, 100 Demons; 10 PM, Aspera Ad Astera, Bionic Rat. Sun 12/2, 6 PM, Climber, August Premier, Red Planet, Seventies. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/23, 9:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Riptones, Katie Belle. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Wed 11/28, 8:30 PM, Bruce Robison, Big Breakfast. Thu 11/29, 7:30 PM, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Jeff & Vida (see Spot Check). Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, 10 PM, Joe Ely & Joel Guzman, Anna Fermin & Andon Davis. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 11/24, Biff & the Waybacks. Wed 11/28, open mike. Thu 11/29, Cirrus Falcon. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23 and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/30, JP & the Cats. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 12/1, Gerald Rafael. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/23, Burton Iam Productions. Sat 11/24, Rock Bottom. Wed 11/28, Ms. Laura Braun & friends. Fri 11/30, Feo. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 11/24, Hip Fetish. 773-262-5767.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/23, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sun 11/25, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 11/26, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 11/27, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 11/28, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thu 11/29, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Fri 11/30, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, and Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/25, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 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 11/29, 5:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 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 11/23, Ruck La Rou. Sat 11/24, Karma Sutra, Arcanta. Thu 11/29, Eric Powell & the Implants, Painscale. Fri 11/30, Walking Man, Echosend, Hypnofugue. Sat 12/1, Brother Lowdown, Blind Man's Bluff. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Mabel Mabel, Velvateen. Sat 11/24, Sweet Jane. Wed 11/28, 10 PM, Spinshine, Undertow, Gravelbone. Thu 11/29, 8:30 PM, Deloreans. Fri 11/30, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr, Kimi Hayes Band, Valerie James. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, 9:30 PM, Jolie Rickman, Family of Souls. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Harvey Sid Fisher (see Spot Check) with Cheer-Accident and the Dancing Girls. Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Jason White, J-200, Jeff & Vida (see Spot Check). Mon 11/26, 9:30 PM, Edward Burch & Leroy Bach (no cover). Wed 11/28, 9:30 PM, Palaxy Tracks, Royal City, Bees Are Black. Thu 11/29, 9:30 PM, Competitorr, Dolomites, X27. Fri 11/30, 9 PM, Forty Piece Choir, Turnerjoy, Plane, Ruck La Rou, Troy. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23, Johnny Socko, Garbo Swag. Sat 11/24, Maggie Speaks, Leftovers. Fri 11/30, Pimps, Cane Corso. Sat 12/1, Chris Shaffer & Shaffer Street, 56 Hope Road. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Ben McKoy & the Belizean Melody Swingers, Antonio Gregorio, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8:30 PM, Sonia Dada, Leftover Salmon. Sun 11/25, 8:30 PM, Hootie

& the Blowfish, Jonasay (sold out). Mon 11/26 through Wed 11/28, Michael Schenker Group, the Plot

with Pete Way, Betty Blowtorch. Thu 11/29, 8 PM, Maldita Vecindad,

Julieta Venegas. Fri 11/30, Umphrey's McGee, Baldwin Brothers. Sun 12/2,

7 PM, Saves the Day, Hey Mercedes, Thursday. 312-923-2000 or 312-

559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/23, N'Dambi (see Critic's Choice), DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sat 11/24, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sun 11/25, Roots, Stems & Branches. Mon 11/26, R-Gang. Tue 11/27, Shiri. Wed 11/28, Chicago Catz. Sun 12/2, Gypsi Fari Band. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, Underwater People, Kirkwood. Sat 11/24, Hello Dave, Weed Street Band, Javier Mendoza Band. Sun 11/25, midnight, Mr. Cheeks, Outfitters. Fri 11/30, Barenaked Ladies, Dave & Rae. Sat 12/1, Common Ground. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/23, Dan Darrah Band, Daily Bridge Club. Sat 11/24, Mr. Blotto. Sundays, 7 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Sat 12/1, Anne Harris Band, Framing Amy, Leisure McCorkle. 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.

LIGHTHOUSE CAFE 7442 Cicero, Bedford Park: Fri 11/30, 6:30 PM, benefit for the World Wildlife Fund's Great Barrier Reef Campaign with Hot Lips Messiah, Hysterics, Homicidal Squirrels. 708-458-3660.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Myths of Truth, Domestic Godzilla. Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Lil' Roach, Ellen Rosner. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Freefall. Tue 11/27, 8 PM, Wendy Morgan, Thrifty Nickle. Wed 11/28, 9:30 PM, Bad Dog, Kick the Cat. Thu 11/29, 9:30 PM, E-Mics, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 11/30, 10 PM, Pete Special Band. Sat 12/1, 10 PM, Jesters, Van Go. Sun 12/2, 9 PM, Seventh Sons, Three Card Guts. 773-871-3757.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Fri 11/23, 9:30 PM, Lubriphonic. 773-252-7636.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, Ulele. Sat 11/24, Dan Bern, Mike Butterworth. Tue 11/27, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thu 11/29, 9 PM, Helen Stellar, Morris Minors, Casey Meehan. Fri 11/30, 9:30 PM, Anish, Butterfly Child, Gareth Woods. Sat 12/1, Saps, Baroo, Architecture. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/23, 6:30 PM, Plain White T's, Elizabeth Elmore, Allister, Close Enough. Sat 11/24, 7 PM, Tomahawk, DJ Swamp; 11:30 PM, Robert Armani, Lego, Ron Carroll, Mr. A.L.I., Tommie Sunshine. Sun 11/25, 6:30 PM, Dismemberment Plan (see Critic's Choice), Ted Leo/Pharmacist(s), Diastemeta. Fri 11/30, 5:30 PM, Duvall, Honor System, Mike Felumlee, Tom Daily, Retro Morning, Red Hot Valentines. Sat 12/1, 7 PM, Juliana Theory, Student Rick, Movielife. Sun 12/2, 7 PM, Smash Mouth. 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.

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 2156 W. Belmont: Music in the Back Room. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, D-Funct. 773-882-8897.

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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 11/23, 9:30 PM, Erie Street, Anne Harris. Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Loraxx, Vortis (see Spot Check), Scott Free. Mondays, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/23, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Little Hercules with Ajax. Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Left Undone, Orson's Well. Sundays, 10 PM, and Wed 11/28, 9 PM, Knife of Simpson, Janus. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 11/30, 10 PM, Mil Mulliganos, Pillowmints, Today's My Super Spaceout Day. Sat 12/1, 10 PM, Minim, Flutter. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Thanatopsis. 708-756-0600.

ORBIE'S INTERNATIONAL CAFE 525 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays, 9 PM, Barbie Doll Patton. 708-891-3900.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Take Note with Antony. 312-527-1010.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23, World Gone Mad. Sat 11/24, Wellstones. Sun 11/25, Love Is a Verb. Wed 11/28, Ziio Trio. Thu 11/29, Explanation, Nouns, Stale Chofli. Fri 11/30, Creepy D. Sat 12/1, Swek. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/23, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Wed 11/28, Laura Liska. Thu 11/29, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

POUNDER'S 21635 Lincoln Hwy., Lynwood: Thu 11/29, 9 PM, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute band). 708-758-2800.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/24, South of No North, Snaklab All-Stars, This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, David Dondero. Sun 11/25, Pinheads, No, Pelican, Black Left Pinky. Tue 11/27, Flying Luttenbachers, Liars, American Heritage. Wed 11/28, Rules of Attraction, Libido Grande, Few & Far Between, Itch. Fri 11/30, Haymarket Riot, Paperchase, Crush Kill Destroy. Sat 12/1, Munition, Nobs, Story So Far. 773-248-3093.

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

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 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 11/23, Fuse, Given, Bruno & Anthony, Fallen Gates. Sat 11/24, Earatik Statik, Lone Assassin. 847-392-6446.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Album Leaf, Melochrome, Saragossa. Sat 11/24, 7:30 PM, Vance Gilbert, Lisa Kane; 10:30 PM, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 (see Spot Check), Rick Rizzo. Mon 11/26, 9 PM, Danny Black's Healthy White Baby, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. Tue 11/27, 8 PM, Buck 50, SKXL, Cropduster, Lemonpeeler (see Spot Check). Wed 11/28, 9 PM, Patrice Pike & the Black Box Rebellion, Katie Todd. Thu 11/29, 7 and 10 PM, John Wesley Harding, David Lewis. Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, Asylum Street Spankers; 10 PM, John Wesley Harding, David Lewis. Sat 12/1, 7:30 PM, Asylum Street Spankers; 10:30 PM, Sadies, Mary Janes. Sun 12/2, 7 PM, Eef Barzelay; 9:30 PM, Popa Chubby, Diamond Jim Greene. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/24, Peg 7, Fluid. 630-372-2900.

602 NORTH 602 North, Chicago Heights: Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Barely Standing. 630-790-6100.

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 11/23, 9 PM, Dahui & friends. Sat 11/24, Molemen, Seel, Infinito, Prime, Matlock, Kaos, Family Tree, All Natural, Triangle Offense, Verbal, Pugslee, Demon, Offwhyte. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike and DJ-mix competition. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/24, Final Answer. 630-213-1006.

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

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by the Polyrhythmic Arts Collective. 773-477-3400.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 11/23, Melaniejane, Miga. Sat 11/24, Trina Hamlin. Sun 11/25, Julie Frost. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Wed 11/28, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Ethan Sellars. Thu 11/29, Delafields, Bucky Halker, Christopher Williams. Fri 11/30, Adam Brodsky, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/23, Reconnection, DJ Riverman. Sat 11/24, Waste, Pruno, Sister Child. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Duo. Sundays, 8 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23, Arra. Sat 11/24, Generations. Fri 11/30, the Core. Sat 12/1, Sister Envy. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/23, Dugo Band. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 11/30, Jimbo Delta. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23, Flex Crew. Sat 11/24, Thinga Stewart, Tyro Styles, Zapology, Gulli Banque. Sun 11/25, Gizzae. Tue 11/27, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Wed 11/28, Carl Brown. Thu 11/29, Capoeira, Rico. Fri 11/30, Belizean Breeze. Sat 12/1, Baaro. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/24, Cadre Quarters with PMS, Lunatic the Messiah, Amina & Absolute Ikon, Cru Life, Battle Cats, Ang 13, Dream 1, DJ Journey. Thu 11/29, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Fri 11/30, Old #8, Jeff & Vida (see Spot Check). Sat 12/1, Starch Martins, Paging Raymond. 773-929-1300.

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

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie & 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 (Sun 11/25, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince). Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. 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. Fridays, Andre Harris spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 11/28, 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. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Skor, Cache 22, Real 1, and Shabaz spin hip-hop, reggae, and house. 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 Tuesdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Tuesdays, DJs Danko & Al. Wednesdays, DJ Richard. Thursdays, DJ Danny. 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. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DJ DANIEL GIVENS performs with Josh Abrams, Nicole Mitchell & others as part of the "Voices of a New Black Millennium" series. Wed 11/28, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). Fri 11/23, DJs Twilite Tone, Vince Lawrence, Jason Christopher & Wayne Williams. 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 11/25 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. Wed 11/28, 9:30 PM, Kristin Shout. 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/23, 10 PM, DJs Jason Grady & Ken. 312-362-9707.

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.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Cache 22, Shon Dervis & Shaky Shawun spin funk, soul, old school, and R&B (no cover). Sundays, "Miles Ahead" with DJ Luke Finn. 773-772-3355.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Kevin Loftus. 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.

MARWEN 833 N. Orleans: Thu 11/29, 5-8 PM, DJ Madrid spins at a benefit for visual arts programs for underserved youth. 312-944-2418, ext. 231.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 11/24, 11:30 PM, Robert Armani, Lego, Ron Carroll, Mr. A.L.I., Tommie Sunshine. 773-549-0203.

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

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

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop. Saturdays, 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. 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). Wednesdays, DJ El Papichulo & DJ Lugo Rosado. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Lady D, DJ Mood. Saturdays, DJ 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. Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, Lil' John. Saturdays, DJs Twilight Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs, Mark Grant, Lego, Dave Britton & Psycho Bitch. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sat 11/24, Angel Alanis & Alex Gold. Tuesdays, Jim Belanger, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with DJ 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 11/23, J-Dub, Darrell Woodson. Sat 11/24, Dave Brock, Geoffrey. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Fri 11/30, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 12/1, JT Donaldson, Lance Desardi, Darrell Woodson. Sun 12/2, DJ Krush, Synergy. 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, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins 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 Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Alex Perez, DJ Mercurio. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez. 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.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Sun 12/2, 9 PM, "And Your Mind Will Follow": DJ Joe "Maestro" Bryl spins rare grooves and funky 45s (no cover). 773-862-1540.

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 11/23, Halo of H Foundation. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, Vince Adams, D-Double, JayToo, DJ Steele. Fri 11/30, Gene Farris. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

MURIEL ANDERSON WITH RACHEL BARTON & STANLEY JORDAN Benefit for Music for Life Alliance. Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-968-4984.

BELLAMY BROTHERS, LACY J. DALTON Sun 12/2, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

EMMYLOU HARRIS, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, BRUCE COCKBURN, STEVE EARLE, PATTY GRIFFIN & NANCI GRIFFITH Benefit for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World. Sun 12/2, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

IRISH TENORS Sat 12/1, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

LAURIE LEWIS & TOM ROZUM Sun 12/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LEE MURDOCK Annual "Christmas ship" concert. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SAMMY FROM MIAMI Sun 12/2, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

CINDY SHELHART performs traditional Scottish and Irish harp music. Thu 11/29, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

LIZ STORY, WILL ACKERMAN, SAMITE Sun 11/25, 7 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

THREE IRISH TENORS Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, Egyptian Theatre, 135 Second, DeKalb. 815-753-3146.

VOICES OF THE PRAIRIE with Bonnie Koloc, Dave Moore, and Chuck Suchy. Sat 12/1, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 11/24, Russell & Gray. 630-778-9090.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues, gospel, country, and honky-tonk. Sat 12/1, Robbie Fulks. Sun 12/2, Can-Ky-Ree. 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.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 12/1, Chris Griffith. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 11/30, Chris Griffith. 630-435-5288.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/23, Barry Fagan's Band. Sat 11/24, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 11/30, Pat Finnegan & Brendan Loughrey. Sat 12/1, Barry Fagan Band. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 11/29, 7:30 PM, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Jeff & Vida (see Spot Check). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/24, Bryan Bowers. Sat 12/1, Andrew Kerr. 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 11/28, Ms. Laura Braun & friends. 773-489-5471.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Wed 11/28, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 12/1, 10 PM, Evidence. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Jason White, J-200, Jeff & Vida (see Spot Check). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 11/28, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew with the Irish Folk Ensemble & others. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 11/26, 8:30 PM, Jim DeWan, Liz Knowles & Aileen Dillane (no cover). Fri 11/30, 9:30 PM, Anish, Butterfly Child, Gareth Woods. 773-404-9494.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Tue 11/27, 8 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. Thu 11/29, 9:30 PM, Sag Valley Boys. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 11/24, 7:30 PM, Vance Gilbert, Lisa Kane. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Peter Mulvey, Jeffrey Foucault. 773-525-2508.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 11/23, Greg Trafidlo. Fri 11/30, Tricia Alexander, Alpha Stewart Jr. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/30, Old #8, Jeff & Vida (see Spot Check). 773-929-1300.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ARETHA FRANKLIN, OTIS CLAY Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

FROM GRASSROOTS TO GLORY: THE ANTHOLOGY OF GOSPEL II under the direction of Rodney Lewis. Sat 11/24, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/25, 4 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

INDIGENOUS, RONNIE BAKER BROOKS Fri 11/30, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Group. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, C.J.'s All-Star Revue with Mimi Jackson, Mike McCall & Tony Whitehead (no cover). 773-734-0491.

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck & John Carpenter. 847-549-1972.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/27, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 11/30, and Sat 12/1, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 11/27, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 11/25, Nellie Travis. Mon 11/26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/27, Biscuit & the Mix. Wed 11/28, Pistol Pete. Thu 11/29, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Ernie Peniston. Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Jimmy Burns. Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 12/1, 10 PM, Professor John Band. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23, 5:30 PM, Ken Saydak (no cover); 9:30 PM, Jimmy Thackery, Mike Zito. Sat 11/24, 6:30 PM, Jon McDonald (no cover); 9:30 PM, Kinsey Report, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sun 11/25, Doug McDonald. Mon 11/26, jam hosted by King Corey. Tue 11/27, Joe Moss. Wed 11/28, Eddie Shaw. Thu 11/29, Buddy Guy, Marty Sammon Band (benefit for the American Diabetes Association). Fri 11/30, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Shemekia Copeland, Mike Gibb. Sat 12/1, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, Chris Duarte, Steepwater Band. Sun 12/2, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 11/26, DJ Ethan spins R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues, gospel, country, and honky-tonk. 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 11/23, Sat 11/24, and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 11/23, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 11/24, Lonnie Brooks. Fri 11/30, Tab Benoit. 630-513-0074.

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Wednesdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

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.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Liberty Blues Band. Fri 11/30, Liberty Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Koko Taylor, Felix & the Cats. 708-788-2118.

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

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 11/24, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 12/1, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

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

FULL MOON BAR & GRILL 113 S. Batavia, Batavia: Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-406-9891.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 11/24, 9:30 PM, Maurice John Vaughn. Tue 11/27, 8:30 PM, Kingsnakes (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). 708-484-3610.

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

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 11/24, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 11/27, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Thu 11/29, Chicago Red Hots. Fri 11/30, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Thu 11/29, Matthew Skoller. Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, Chicago Playboys. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/24, "Chicago All-Star Blues Revue" with Judy Noa, Johnny Cosgrove, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns, Hank Ford, Kenny Anderson, Tony "Cash" Caccitolo, Leontine Dupree, Joe Jammer, Nathalie Wright, Patrick Doody & Ron Ananman. 708-389-7810.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Sandra Hall. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Thu 11/29, Lindsey Alexander (live radio broadcast). Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, Nellie Travis. 773-477-4646.

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

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.

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 11/24, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 12/1, Danny Draher. 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 11/27, Ken Saydak. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/24, Katherine Davis. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 11/30, Howard & the White Boys. 815-477-0340.

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

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/30, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/23, Eddy Clearwater Band. Sat 11/24, Carey Bell. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 11/28, Dave Weld. Thu 11/29, Rockin' Johnny. Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, Matthew Skoller Band. 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 11/23, Sat 11/24, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-342-0452.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 12/2, 9:30 PM, Popa Chubby, Diamond Jim Greene. 773-525-2508.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/23, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 11/24, Jimmy Burns. Fri 11/30, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/23, Felix & the Cats. Sat 11/24, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mon 11/26, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 11/30, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band with Billy Flynn. 773-772-6656.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/23, Rockin' Billy. 773-929-1300.

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

jazz

concerts

DEE ALEXANDER Free admission. Tue 11/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MURIEL ANDERSON WITH RACHEL BARTON & STANLEY JORDAN Benefit for Music for Life Alliance. Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-968-4984.

TATSU AOKI & LARA OPPENHEIMER "Solo + Solo + Duo: An Evening of Voice and Bass." Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-227-7713.

KYLE ASCHE TRIO Free concert. Wed 11/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Tom Tallman. Fri 11/30, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DJ DANIEL GIVENS performs with Josh Abrams, Nicole Mitchell & others as part of the "Voices of a New Black Millennium" series. Wed 11/28, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVID HERNANDEZ & STREET SOUNDS Wed 11/28, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

ICP ORCHESTRA See Critic's Choice; free admission. Mon 11/26, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE JAZZ BAND under the direction of Chuck Morgan, with the Joliet West Jazz Band under the direction of Kevin Carroll. Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2232.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Tim Aubuchon. Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Shayne Cofer, director; NEIU Concert Band also performs; free admission. Tue 11/27, 7:30 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School Auditorim, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-442-5919.

BUTCH THOMPSON performs "Yulestride: Christmas at the piano." Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

LONIE WALKER & BIG BAD ASS COMPANY BAND with Kimberly Gordon, Heather Horton, Suzanne Petri, Robin Kay, Sami Scot & others. Benefit for Teen Living Programs and Rainbow House. Tue 11/27, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-266-7761, 773-929-5959, or 312-559-1212.

DAVID YOUNG & THE NEW REPUBLIC Wed 11/28, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/23, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Dan DeLorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/24, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 11/28, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 11/29, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 11/30, noon, Kim Cusack, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 12/1, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACINO'S 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 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Carmen Stokes. Sun 11/25 through Sat 12/1, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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 11/28, Airborne. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Gingi Lahera. Sun 12/2, 8 PM, Anne Pringle. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Tue 11/27, Frank Catalano Band. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 11/24, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 11/25, Nate Lepine Trio. Tuesdays, DJs spin jazz. Thu 11/29, Barclay Trio. Fri 11/30, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-384-2547.

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

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.

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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Diane Delin Quartet. Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band. 847-605-9900.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tue 11/27, Tricolor. Wed 11/28, Medium Pulp. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Dr. Flippo Group (no cover). 773-973-2233.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/23, Marshall Vente. Sat 11/24 and Fri 11/30, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 11/29, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 11/24, Matt Erion Trio. Sat 12/1, Trio Du Jour. 630-435-5288.

FELT 3341 N. Halsted: Fri 11/30, 7 PM, Martha Lorin. 773-404-8100.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/25, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. Sun 12/2, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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 11/24, David Boykin Quartet. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 11/26, Ikkyu. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 11/23, Upbeat Trio with Chris Siebold. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Trio. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 11/30, Steve Evans Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 11/24, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Bob Dogan/Ron Dewar Quartet (no cover). Mon 11/26, 8 PM, Gregorio Aquirre Big Four (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 11/29, 10 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/23, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/25, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group, Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra; 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 11/28, 9 PM, Howard Levy Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/30, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 12/1, 8 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 12/2, 11 PM, Martha Lorin. 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: Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Thu 11/29, 8 PM, Gerry Hemingway & John Butcher. Fri 11/30, 9 PM, Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio with Billy Bang. Sat 12/1, 10 PM, Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre & the Light, Dave Pavkovic with Tatsu Aoki & George Freeman. Sun 12/2, 7 PM, "Cabaret de la Femme" with Maggie Brown. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, A.J. Jazz Trio. 773-486-4093.

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 11/23 through Sun 11/25, Roy Hargrove Quintet. Wed 11/28 through Sun 12/2, Jacky Terrasson/Stefon Harris Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 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 Trio. Wed 11/28, 8 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotto. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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 (Sun 12/2 with Spazztet). 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 11/23, 4:30 PM, Spider Saloff; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Roz Ellington hosts Malachi Thompson & Maurice Charles with Leah. Mon 11/26, Wed 11/28, and Thu 11/29, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame (no cover). Fri 11/30, 4:30 PM, Erin McDougald; 9 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Wed 11/28, Steve Ramsdell Duo. Fri 11/30, Don Saran/Andy Meacham Quartet. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Fri 11/23, 11 AM-5 PM, West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 2156 W. Belmont: Music in the Back Room. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Wilson Avenue Jazz Band/Don Tisch Quartet. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-882-8897.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 12/2, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Thu 11/29, 10 PM, Andrew Rench, Nathaniel Braddock Group. 773-728-5010.

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

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

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 773-775-7525.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Jodie Christian Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, George McRae Trio. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Fri 11/30 and Sat 12/1, David Young & the New Republic. 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: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 11/23, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Kelly Brand/Suzanne Palmer Quartet. Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sun 11/25, 8:30 PM, Urban Twist. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 11/28, 8:30 PM, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thu 11/29, 8:30 PM, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Fri 11/30, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 12/1, 9 PM, Scott Stevenson Quartet. Sun 12/2, 8 PM, Bradley Williams & His Original 21st Century Review. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/24, Brienn Perry Quartet. Mon 11/26, Cobra Kai. Tue 11/27, Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis. Fri 11/30, Long Count Quartet. Sat 12/1, Yoko Noge, Tuey Connell Trio. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-248-3093.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Thu 11/29, Frank Lamphere Trio. 773-775-7525.

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, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyami Quintet (see Critic's Choice). 773-772-6656.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 12/1, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-264-0634.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Kimberly Gordon Duo; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mon 11/26, 10 PM, Desiree; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/23, Players Step Outside. Sat 11/24, Vincent Davis Quartet. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Orion Collective. Thursdays, Savoir Faire. Fri 11/30, Harold Atterberry. 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.

international

concerts

HOWARD LEVY (keyboards, harmonica) with John Wubbenhorst (flute), Humayan Khan (vocals), and Anil Datar (tabla). Fri 11/30, 8 PM, Adidam Midwest, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-278-1800.

LIRA ENSEMBLE presents its annual "Polish-American Christmas Gala." Sun 12/2, 3 PM, Morton East Auditorium, 2401 S. Austin, Cicero. 773-539-4900.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND, KOL SASSON perform at the "Do-It-Yourself Chanukah" concert. Sun 11/25, 7 PM (preceded by free workshops at 5:30 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RAVI SHAKAR in a "Farewell Concert" featuring Anoushka Shankar, Bikram Ghosh & Tanmoy Bose. Mon 11/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA performs "Christmas Eve & Other Stories." Tue 11/27, 7:30 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

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.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by cha-cha dance lessons at 9 PM). Sun 11/25, 7 PM, David Hernandez & Street Sounds. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thu 11/29, 8 PM, Maldita Vecindad, Julieta Venegas. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 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.

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

classical

BRIDGEPORT CHORAL SOCIETY in a benefit for the Chicago Remembers Fund (Rutter and others). Sun 11/25, 3 PM, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton. 312-326-3205 or 312-409-4570.

ESTHER BUDIARDJO piano (Haydn, Brahms/Moszkowski, Perle, Schumann). Fri 11/30, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BUGALLO-WILLIAMS PIANO DUO with pianist Ursula Oppens and others (Wolpe, Feldman, Shapey). Sat 12/1, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CANADIAN BRASS in a holiday show (Vivaldi, Purcell, Bizet, traditional, and others). Sun 12/2, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller conducts a holiday concert. Sat 12/1, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Sun 11/25, 3 PM, and Tue 11/27, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Samuel Magad (Bach, Shostakovich, Kodaly, Bartok). Thu 11/29 through Sat 12/1, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Dorothea Roschmann and baritone Thomas Quasthoff in an all-Mozart program. "Pre-concert conversations" take 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). Sat 11/24, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO with the Kithara Trio in a holiday concert (Saint-Saens and others). Sun 12/2, 3:30 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1107 N. Orleans. 773-935-3800.

CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with students of the Professional Singers Studio in a free "Under the Picasso" concert. Wed 11/28, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 11/24, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

COMBINED CHURCH CHOIR OF ITASCA AND SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan D'Andrea conducts a holiday concert. Sat 12/1, 7:30 PM, Hanmee Presbyterian Church, Rohlwing and Nordic Rds., Itasca. 630-773-8518.

DU PAGE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Mark Hengesh, conductor (Rossini, Fillmore, Handel, Gould, Gruber, Gorb, and others). Sun 12/2, 3 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD with soprano Tony Arnold (Rzewski, Wolpe, Karlin, Carter, Varese). Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Thu 11/29, 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tue 11/27, 6 and 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELMHURST CHORAL UNION James MacDonald conducts a Christmas concert (Bach, Mozart, Charpentier). Sun 12/2, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3338, ext. 7099.

CARLO GRANTE piano. Mon 11/26 (Busoni, Vlad, Finnisy), Tue 11/27 (Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Troncon, Vlad), and Wed 11/28 (Sorabji, Flynn), 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL CHAMBER AND GALLERY SINGERS in an Advent vespers. Sun 12/2, 4 PM (with organ recital by Derek Nickels at 3:30 PM), Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash. 312-664-6963.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Sun 12/2, 3:30 PM, Derek Nickels (Bach, Leighton, Widor). 312-664-6963.

SEBASTIAN HUYDTS in a free concert. Tue 11/27, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6300.

CHOIRS AND MUSICIANS OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH Steven Betancourt conducts Advent Lessons and Carols. Free admission. Sun 12/2, 7 PM, Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott. 773-775-3833.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND Jerry E. Lewis conducts a holiday concert (Holst, Sousa, Gershwin, Persichetti, Ticheli, Fillmore, Reeves, Kenny). Sun 12/2, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020.

EMI KELSEY AND SVETLANA BELSKY perform piano music for four hands (Mendelssohn, Schubert/Liszt, Verdi/Liszt, Rachmaninoff). Sun 11/25, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LAKESIDE BRASS OF CHICAGO in a program of Christmas music. Fri 11/23, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729 or 312-787-4570.

LES ARTS FLORISSANTS William Christie conducts music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier in a holiday concert. See Critic's Choice. Tue 11/27, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 11/23, 7:30 PM, Sun 11/25, 2 PM, and Wed 11/28 and Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with bass Samuel Ramey, baritone Nathan Gunn, and tenor Kim Begley (Britten, Billy Budd). Sat 11/24, Tue 11/27, and Sat 12/1, 7:30 PM, Bruno Campanella, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova and soprano Andrea Rost (Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi). 312-332-2244.

MOZART SINFONIA AND LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHORUS Diana Kodner conducts a joint holiday concert (Mozart, Brahms, Britten). Sat 12/1, 7:30 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 847-492-0495.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE Daniel Wallenberg conducts a holiday concert. Sun 12/2, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents winners of its Trio Composition Competition in a free concert. Mon 11/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Les Stahl conducts a holiday concert (Vaughan Williams, Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, and others). Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. 847-965-3155.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, ORCHESTRA, CHAMBER SINGERS, BRASS QUINTET, AND HANDBELL CHOIR (Handel, Tchaikovsky, Bach, and others). Sat 12/1 and Sun 12/2, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CONCERT AND JAZZ BANDS in a free concert (Sousa, Persichetti, Williams, Bernstein, and others). Tue 11/27, 7:30 PM, auditorium, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-442-5919.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Don Owens, conductor, with pianist Jacob Greenberg and the Pacifica Quartet (Wolpe, Church, Davis). Thu 11/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with pianist Ruth Lin (Rachmaninoff/Respighi, Prokofiev, Tanayev). Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS Orna Arania, conductor. Sun 12/2, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 11/24 and Sat 12/1, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR AND MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts traditional Advent vespers. Free admission. Sun 12/2, 5 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Tue 11/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DOROTHEA ROSCHMANN, THOMAS QUASTHOFF, AND DANIEL BARENBOIM soprano, baritone, and piano. Sun 12/2, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RUTH ROSE piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Albeniz, Granados, Gottschalk, Ginastera). Wed 11/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SAINT CHARLES SINGERS with guitarist Goran Ivanovic in a Christmas concert. Sat 12/1, 8 PM, and Sun 12/2, 4 PM, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, Third and Main, Saint Charles. 630-234-4484.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL CHOIR in an Advent procession of lessons and carols. Free admission. Sun 12/2, 3 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHORALE AND CHAMBER SINGERS Jan Bickel, conductor (Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn). Sat 12/1, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Myron McReynolds, conductor (Schickele and others). Sun 12/2, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Matthew Wolka conducts the St. Benedict's Festival Orchestra. Fri 11/30, 7:30 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-588-6484, ext. 203.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH James Mack conducts the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. Free admission. Sun 12/2, 4 PM, Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan. 312-922-5570.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Sun 12/2, 7:30 PM, St. Ignatius Church, 6559 N. Glenwood. 773-274-4480.

MARY STOLPER AND ALISON ATTAR flute and harp, in a free concert (Berlioz, Otten, Liebermann, Hovhaness, Alwyn). Sun 12/2, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with violinist Robert Chen (Bruch, Wagner, Dvorak). Sun 12/2, 3:30 PM (with pre

concert talk at 2:45 PM), Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR, ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR, AND ROCKEFELLER BACH SOLOISTS Randi Von Ellefson conducts Handel's Messiah. Fri 11/30, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-7059.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Barbara Schubert and Randi Von Ellefson conduct a holiday concert (Honegger, Dvorak). Sat 12/1, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLES Gene Collerd, Joseph Agnew, and Andrew Carpenter conduct a free holiday concert (Bach, Gabrieli, Ives, Hanson, traditional, and others). Sat 12/1, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 312-996-8746.

ROBERT VANDERSCHAAF piano (Bach, Liszt, Chopin). Fri 11/30, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729 or 312-787-4570.

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS Raoul Gehringer, conductor (Britten, Franck, Mendelssohn, Kodaly, Schiske, Gehringer, J. Strauss, and others). Fri 11/23, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114. Sun 11/25, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari conducts a holiday concert. Sun 12/2, 3:30 PM, Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant, Hinsdale. 630-887-7464.

WESTERN WIND vocal ensemble in a holiday program. Sat 12/1, 8 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

WINDY CITY STRING ENSEMBLE Michael L. Hining, conductor (Bach, Hummel, Bernstein, Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi). Sun 11/25, 6:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-383-2025.

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TATSU AOKI & LARA OPPENHEIMER "Solo + Solo + Duo: An Evening of Voice and Bass." Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-227-7713.

JANET BEAN, ROBBIE & DONNA FULKS, DAG JUHLIN, JUSTIN ROBERTS, TIM RUTILI, KELLY KESSLER & THE WICHITA SHUT-INS, STEPH TURNER, KIM DOCTER, JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMMERS, BRIGID MURPHY, MIA PARK "Kids' Show Holiday Jamboree" benefits the Children's Place Association and P.L.A.Y. Sun 12/2, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-826-1230, ext. 32.

FRANZ BENTELER & THE ROYAL STRINGS Sun 11/25, 2:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA performs "Holidays A Cappella" under the direction of Jonathan Miller. Sat 12/1, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

RALPH COVERT Free in-store children's performance. Tue 11/27, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 11/25, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Phoss. 773-878-5552.

HOLIDAY SING-ALONG Sat 12/1, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

NEW HORIZONS BAND Charles Hawes conducts a free concert. Thu 11/29, 7:30 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-3822.

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