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Music listings are compiled by

LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, including a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail to musiclistings@chicagoreader.com.

WHERE TO FIND IT

ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, funk, reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. DANCE includes techno, house, electronica, ambient, and disco. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard to music type.

ROCK, POP, ETC.

CONCERTS

AVALON WITH MARK SCHULTZ & JOY WILLIAMS Mon 2/25, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

AZURE RAY Free in-store performance. Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

BACKBEAT Beatles tribute band. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

BLIND MAN'S BLUFF Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 630-724-9789.

BLUE LIT SOULS performs as part of the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 3/1, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

CALIFONE accompanies the films The Mascot and Salome. See Post No Bills. Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Columbia College Ferguson Theater, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA performs American popular songs in a program called "Stormy Weather." Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

DJ SOLE, SOMBIONX & LINDSAY, MICHAEL PATRICK, SALVO BETA and others perfom at the Undershorts Film Fest 5. Fri 3/1, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-272-2211.

STEVE EARLE performs as part of the "Traffic" series with poet Tony Fitzpatrick in a program entitled The Remembered City. Mon 2/25, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO TRIO, ROBBIE FULKS Fri 3/1, 7:30 PM, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO TRIO, SCOTT MILLER Sat 3/2, 2 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Sat 3/2, 7:30 and 10 PM (7:30 PM show sold out), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BEN FOLDS & A PIANO, DIVINE COMEDY All-ages show; sold out. Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

FRUIT Thu 2/28, 8:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

GORILLAZ, DAN THE AUTOMATOR Sold out. Sun 3/3, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

HALL & OATES Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON AND THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH with teachers, friends, and students of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL & JOHNNY FRIGO Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

JON LANGFORD, JON RICE & PATTY BRENNAN Free concert. Fri 3/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LYNYRD'S INNARDS, BISCAYNE, MEXICAN CHEERLEADER, BROCKMEYERS Fri 2/22, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

ANNE MURRAY Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PRINCE Sold out. Sat 3/2 and Sun 3/3, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

RATDOG All-ages shows; sold out. Sat 2/23 and Sun 2/24, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BOB SCHNEIDER, CONVOY, BILL HARVEY 18 & over show. Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SNACKPANTS, ALVIS Sat 2/23, 8:30 PM, Elastic Revolution Productions, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

GARY STIER Free in-store performance. Sat 2/23, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

STYLISTICS, CHI-LITES, DELPHONICS, HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUENOTES, CUBA GOODING, INTRUDERS, PERSUADERS Sat 2/23, 7 and 11 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

RICHARD THOMPSON Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TRISTEN Sun 2/24, 3 PM, John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, TEDDY THOMPSON All-ages show; sold out. Fri 2/22, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Wed 2/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROCK, POP, ETC.

CLUBS

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 2/23, 10 PM, New Pornographers, Frames (see Post No Bills), Matt Pond PA. Mon 2/25, 8 PM, Jonathan Richman (see Critic's Choice), Happy Supply. Wed 2/27, 8 PM, Bullfrog (see Critic's Choice), Drums & Tuba. Thu 2/28, 9 PM, Letter E, Bric-a-Brac, Colonial Catastrophe. Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Fenians. Sat 3/2, 9 PM, Agent Orange, Bottle Rockets, Dexter Romweber. Sun 3/3, 9 PM, Brother, Cane Corso. 773-478-4408.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nicholas Barron/Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

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 2/22, Helen Stellar, Warlocks, Turner Joy, Perfume. Sat 2/23, Matthew, Gaskit, Jive Turkeys, Insta. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 2/27, "Folk You!" with Larry O. Dean, Steve Dawson, Wendy DeBias, and Dave & Dan Thomas. Thu 2/28, Mr. Rudy Day, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Warren Leming. Fri 3/1, Mud Toys, Rollover, Bleary. Sat 3/2, Riptones, Ruben Waters Loves You, Riviera. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Polkaholiks. 773-384-0043.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Cantina. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley, County Fair. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/22, Speargrass, Calico Cats. Sat 2/23, Steepwater Band. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Thursdays, Family Style. Fri 3/1, Swing Gitan. Sat 3/2 and Sun 3/3, Larry. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 2/23, Jack Salamander. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 3/1, Entrinzic. Sat 3/2, Transmission, St. John's Wort. 708-387-0050.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 2/24, Leslie Hunt, Just Jayme. Sun 3/3, Barry Bennett & Louis Stockwell. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/2, Casey McDonough. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/23, All Hat No Cattle. Sun 2/24, Bosco & Jorge. Wed 2/27, Wild Ones. Fri 3/1, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 3/2, Nick Willett. 773-384-2547.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike for poets and musicians (sign-up at 9:30 PM). Thu 2/28, 8 PM, Borderbend with Aurora Borealis Box & others. 773-743-5650.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: Fri 2/22, 11 PM, Jaguar Wright with ?estlove & DJ Phat Mike. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Debbie Harry & the Fish Sticks, DJ Laura B. 773-325-2233.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 2/28, DJs Bess, Matt & Chuck. 773-489-0379.

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

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/22, Peking Turtle, Josh Richter Band. Sat 2/23, Maggie Speaks, Pimps and Hoes Party. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 3/1, Dry County, Tugboat. Sat 3/2, Family Style, Megaphone Crooners. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/22, Butter Side Down, Cycle Something. Sat 2/23, Air This Side of Caution, Tree Line. Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 3/2, Dan Darrah Band, Seven Day Run. 773-327-1662.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 2/22, 8 PM, "There Goes My Heart" with vocal music from the swing era; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 2/23, 8 and 10:30 PM, "The Very Best of Times" with Andrea Behegan Gough, Keith Cornell, Tairen Foster & Allison Whittier. Sun 2/24 and Sun 3/3, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Cole Porter). Mon 2/25, 8 PM, Ronald Keaton. Thu 2/28, 8 PM, Gillian Kelly performs "Mirrors of Myself: The Words and Music of Dorothy Fields and Amanda McBroom." Fri 3/1, 8 PM, Caron Buinis; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Caron Buinis; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. 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. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/22, DJs Tony & Tim Larson spin Brit pop. Sun 2/24, DJ Chris spins garage rock. Mon 2/25, DJ Red Sonja spins punk rock. Tue 2/26, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 2/27, DJ Jon Langford. Thu 2/28, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, American Motherload, Premium, Ditch Water, Foot. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Giant Step, Verbow, Reputation, Red Elephant. Mon 2/25, 9 PM, Mike Doughty. Tue 2/26, 9 PM, Last Drag, Super Big, Blo Pop. Wed 2/27, 9 PM, All Systems Halt, Perv 54, National Jet Set. Thu 2/28, 9 PM, Atari Star, Life at Sea, Lax. Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Kill Hannah, Impossible Recording Machine, Suite 13, DJ Tommie Sunshine. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, South, Elbow. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-204-9991.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/22, Remedy. Sat 2/23, Katy Lied. Fri 3/1, Video Stars. Sat 3/2, Infinity. 708-788-4065.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/22, Joe Bigsley, Bed, Nectarine Knockout. Sat 2/23, Three Card Guts, Bartley Fritzsche, Penny Dreadful. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 2/25, Col Catastrophe, West of Rome. Tue 2/26, Marizen, Stories for Boys, Proximity. Wed 2/27, Multivitamins, Animus, Stylus. Thu 2/28, MVP, Blue Monks, Tony Lucca. Fri 3/1, Pinch, Synge, Vitamin M. Sat 3/2, U.R.T., Walking Man, Orson's Well. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/22, Empty Can Band. Sat 2/23, Terry Luc Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/22, Los Hombres Perdidos, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio, Cruelest Aprils (see Spot Check). Sat 2/23, Yakuza, Grand Ulena, Lozenge. Mon 2/25, 9 PM, Profound, Kenny Bogus, Hall of Fame, Urbanized Music, Qualo, Rugged Science. Thu 2/28, 9:30 PM, Cub Country (see Spot Check), Decibullies, Miighty Flashlight. Fri 3/1, Deadly Snakes, Immortal Lee County Killers, Letter E. Sat 3/2, Nerves, the Shiv, White Outs. 773-276-3600.

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.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 2/22, 6 PM, Reunion Show, Silent Treatment, 504 Plan, Munition. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Slaughter & the Dogs (see Spot Check), Mushuganas, Riffs. Sun 2/24, 6 PM, Malcolm Effect, Afterproject, North by Northwest. Tue 2/26, 7 PM, "Video Game Music Show" with Panicsville, Mark 4, Royal Space Force, Handheld, Multi Modal Force. Wed 2/27, 7 PM, Bruce Chi Affair, Stale Chofli, AKA, Patient 307, Zarbuddies. Thu 2/28, 6 PM, Thursday, the Ghost, Cadillac Blindside, Prosperity Wallet. Fri 3/1, 7 PM, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Viza-Noir, Lynyrd's Innards, Attention. Sat 3/2, 6 PM, Darkest Hour, All Else Failed, Flying Luttenbachers. Sun 3/3, 7 PM, OK Go, Reputation with Elizabeth Elmore & friends, Zero to Nine. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Shaggers. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Mike Plume Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Thu 2/28, 8:30 PM, John Fournier, Rebecca Finnegan (tribute to Peggy Lee). Fri 3/1, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Jim Roll Band. Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Heartsfield. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Wednesdays, 7 PM, "Verbatim Verboten" cabaret hosted by Kurt Kolar. 312-409-1887.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 2/22, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/1, Rico. Sat 3/2, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/22, Sonnets, Phantom 3. Sat 2/23, Dead Steel Mill, Hillside Stranglers, Johnny Vomit. Mon 2/25, Dwain Story, Mythic Figs, Home Kookin'. Fri 3/1, 36 Invisibles, Silverado, Bud Melvin. Sat 3/2, Rock Bottom Blues Band. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 2/22, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Jen Porter. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 2/25, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Tue 2/26, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 2/28, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 2/24, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 2/26, 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 2/28, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 2/27, 9:30 PM, Kerri Grant (no cover). Thu 2/28, 9:30 PM, Stolie, Little Roach, Jesse. 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 312-915-0071.

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 2/22, So Scared, Jank, Wendy DeBias. Sat 2/23, Karma Sutra, Emilie Autumn. Fri 3/1, Union, Revolver, Earshot. Sat 3/2, Groovepushers, Hypnofugue. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Sweet Jane. Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Only Sons. 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Bookstore Cowboys. 773-248-5933.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Apsaras Dreaming. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/22, 9 PM, benefit for the 2002 Conference on Justice and Global Security with Lesser Lights, Bagwis, Azteca, Jennifer Asidao & others. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, J.L. Stiles. Sun 3/3, 7 PM, benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center with Julie Frost & Betsy Godwin. 773-465-8005.

HI RICKY 941 W. Randolph: Restaurant and bar. Sat 3/2, 7 PM, "Dissolve" features experimental art and film with music by Mark 4, Miles Tilmann, Dan Chambers, and the Nervous. 312-491-9100.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/22, 9:30 PM, Drapes, Land of the El Caminos, 34 Satellite. Sat 2/23, 9:30 PM, Tractor Kings, Blackouts, Imaginary Pose, Solips; 12:30 AM, DJ Rudy Day. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 2/28, 9:30 PM, Punishment. Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Danny Black's Healthy White Baby, Red Star Belgrade. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Miighty Flashlight. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Thu 2/28, Dreaming Tree. 773-348-0009.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Sat 2/23, Ivanees. Thursdays, open mike hosted by the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 2/28, 7 PM, Celebrity Karaoke (benefit for the Inner Voice). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Maya. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM; Tuesdays through Fridays, 4:30-7 PM, E-Mics perform on the Back Porch Stage. Sun 2/24, 6:15 PM, Mushroomhead, Lamb of God, Five Pointe 0, Eighteen Visions. Wed 2/27, 7:30 and 11:45 PM, Nas (see Post No Bills; early show sold out). Thu 2/28, 6:45 PM, Abandoned Pools, Gelheads, Jupiter Blue. Fri 3/1, Buckwheat Zydeco. Sat 3/2, Sanchez, Terry Linen. Sun 3/3, 6:15 PM, Dimmu Borgir, Cryptopsy, Krisium, Diabolic. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 2/23, Big Daddy Kane with Slick Rick (see Post No Bills), Family Tree, Abstract Mindstate (call 312-285-5855 for more information). Sun 2/24, Raw Dawg. Sat 3/2, Bemaji & the House of Twang. Sun 3/3, Jorge From Yard. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/22, Skinny, Wicked Garden, Bello. Sat 2/23, Merl Saunders & His Funky Friends, King Johnson Band, Cryin' Souls. Wed 2/27, 9 PM, Dennis Quaid & the Sharks. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 2/23, 9 PM, comic monologuist and pianist Jonathan Menchin. 773-348-7592.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/22, Mike Plume Band, Red Dirt Rangers. Sat 2/23, Glamour Girls, Mini Reubens. Thu 2/28, Freshwater Collins. Fri 3/1, Hundo, Know Boundaries. Sat 3/2, Beatnik Turtle, David Stagl & the Burning Daylight, Only Infinity. 773-975-0505.

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Dee Jay Jayster. Thursdays, open mike. Sat 3/2, Simmering. 773-384-1040.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Turn, Yer Mother's Lover. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Domestic Godzilla, Milk Plow. Sun 2/24, 8 PM, Joan Anderson & Church Dog, Blue Lit Souls. Tue 2/26, 8 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wed 2/27, 9 PM, Kick the Cat. Thu 2/28, 9 PM, E-Mics, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 3/1, 10 PM, 2nd Seed. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Katie Todd, Freefall. Sun 3/3, 8 PM, Opal Candy, Olupus (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Project Object with Ike Willis & Napolean Murphy Brock performs music by Frank Zappa. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Local H (see Critic's Choice), Quasar Wut Wut, Missile. Wed 2/27, 8 PM, Al Rose & the Transcendos (no cover). Thu 2/28, 9 PM, Morris Minors, Starch Martins, Courageous Rue. Fri 3/1, 9:45 PM, Fly Williams, A.J. Love, Shadow Tribe. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Funkadesi. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/22, 6:30 PM, Sick of It All, Suicide Machines, Distillers, Shai Hulud. Sat 2/23, 6:30 PM, Tiger Army, Nekromantix, Callaghan, South of No North; 11:30 PM, Trailer Hitch, Tijuana Hercules, DJ David Yow. Sun 2/24, 6:30 PM, Tha Liks, Defari, Living Legends (see Post No Bills). Wed 2/27, 6:30 PM, Catch 22, Grade, Reach the Sky, Student Rick. Thu 2/28, 6:30 PM, Hatebreed, Poison the Well, Bane, What Feeds the Fire. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, 7 PM, Rollins Band. Sun 3/3, 6:30 PM, Life Without, Rearview Mirror, J. Davis Trio, Detachment Kit. 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; no cover. Fri 2/22, Los Des Peinados, Holy Ghost, Vince Rocket & the Cherry Bombs. Sat 2/23, Labrat, Angel-i-cat, Stigmadoll. Sun 2/24, Turkies Dunn, Scrotum Pole. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Fri 3/1, Callaghan, Urinal Mints, Hotlips Messiah. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/22, Quantazelle, Moblin, Secret Agent Gel. Sat 2/23, The [Law-rah] Collective with Tarmvred, Wilt, and VOS (performances of ambient music and experimental electronics with performance art, video, and mixed-media sculpture). Sun 2/24, 7 PM, TV Pow, Lake Effect, Dummy Antenna. Mon 2/25, 8:30 PM, Uncle Woody Sullender, Ethan E, 20goto10, Neil Jendon/Just Me & My Moog. Tue 2/26, 9 PM, Aram Shelton & Zoe Buck, Mora-P & Boris Hauf. Wed 2/27, 9 PM, Staklo. Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Basic Food Group/Blinded From Glue/Beneath Fertile Ground. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Fareed Haque Group, Darkroom Chemicals. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Vince Bell, R.D. Roth. Sun 2/24, 10 PM, Fonnmhor. Tue 2/26, 9 PM, Tripping Billies. Wed 2/27, Audio Fave. Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Clip, Channel J, Triple Process, Thrillhouse Collective. Sat 3/2, Sidewinders, Hawk, Lush Budgett. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 2/28 with Ripley Caine, Kurt Heintz). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Amazing Kilowatts, Ness, Bon Mots. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 2/27, 9 PM, V90, Carbonfour, King Rat. Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Devilounge, Ghettobillies, Rosedales. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Pipe Circus. 773-489-0011.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/22, Creepy D. Sat 2/23, Bargain Brodus. Sun 2/24, Michael Columbia. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Thu 2/28, Harjo. Fri 3/1, Power Knobs. Sat 3/2, Torturing Elvis, Surf Zombies, DJ John Battles. Sun 3/3, Trapeze Unit. 773-486-9862.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/23, Vax Wallo, Murdered, White Outs, Pum. Wed 2/27, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Puerto Muerto, Gary Stier. Thu 2/28, Houston, Returnables, Paperbacks, the Shame. Fri 3/1, No, Deadly Numbers, Stalemate. Sat 3/2, Gravetones, Trip Daddys, Rolemodels, Sixsouth. Sun 3/3, 10 PM, Burning Brides, Kants. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/23, Dragonfly. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Wed 2/27, Blastrocks, Bible of the Devil, Three Imaginary Boys. 773-342-4738.

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.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 9:30 PM. Mondays, open mike. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Preston Reed; 10:30 PM, Good Life (see Spot Check), Ancient Greeks, Azure Ray. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Amy Rigby (see Critic's Choice), Sara Osmer, Graves. Sun 2/24, 6 PM, benefit for Furry Friends Animal Shelter with Dovetail Joint, Red Elephant, Julie Korman & others. Mon 2/25, 8 PM, George Harrison Birthday Tribute with Che Arthur, Joe Cassidy, Mark Federighi, Cheree Jetton, Nora O'Connor, Carlos Ortega, Mary Dee Reynolds, John San Juan, Steph Turner, and Jamie Woods (benefit for the American Cancer Society). Tue 2/26, 9 PM, Brian

Jonestown Massacre (see Spot Check), Asteroid No. 4, Bikes Will Take Us. Wed 2/27, 9 PM, Cheer-Accident, Sounds Like Braille, Olo, Mahogany Throttle. Thu 2/28, 9 PM, Frames (see Post No Bills), Nad Navillus. Fri 3/1, 9:30 PM, Ellen Rosner, Glow Bugs, Heather's Damage. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, My Morning Jacket, Swearing at Motorists, Catfish Haven. Sun 3/3, 8 PM, Volta Do Mar, La Makita Soma, Absinthe Blind, Volante. 773-525-2508.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 2/24, 9 PM, New Invaders. 773-878-0894.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: Sun 3/3, 10 PM, Presence, Urbanized Music, Cool out Chris, Amina, Absolute Ikon, DJ Jerry. 773-549-4140.

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

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Tue 2/26, 7 PM, all-women's open mike with vocalist Ugochi. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 2/22, Cloud Nine, Notice Co., DJ Virus. Wed 2/27, 9 PM, benefit for the Undershorts Film Festival with Stuntcat, Phantom 3, Form, Lisa Hahn, Smoking Section & others. Thu 2/28, 7:30 PM, Howie Kantoff, Nick Marcos, Jeff Maharry, and Dan Lipton. 773-278-6600.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wed 2/27, 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: Tue 2/26, 8 PM, Apartment, Stewed Tomatoes. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Toy Band. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 2/22, Jimbo Delta, Channel J. Sat 2/23, Pros From Dover, Punctured Bicycle. Sun 2/24, Dan Raab, Julie Frost, Jason Blake Band. Mondays, open mike hosted by Kevin Spiegel & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 2/28, Travis Dow, Kevin Leeds. Sun 3/3, Joe Rathbone, Brother Sean, Jen Erb. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/22, Muchacha, Huge Pontoons. Sat 2/23, "Reconnection" with DJ Riverman. Sun 2/24, Powder House. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/23, open stage. Wed 2/27, Cary Cohen. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/22, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Sat 2/23, Baaro, Rico. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 2/27, RSB. Thu 2/28, Tropical Riddims & Beats. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/22, Yellow Hammers, Urban Twang, Pie-Eyed Pete. Sat 2/23, Homunculus, Groovatron. Sun 2/24, 1 PM, Fareed Haque Group with Dan Leali, DJ Cappo (benefit for the Avon Breast Cancer Walkathon). Tue 2/26, Dragonfly, Trio Logic. Wed 2/27, Dan Darrah. Thu 2/28, Lush Budgett, Brother Lowdown. Fri 3/1, Flapjacks, Deuce. Sat 3/2, Fat Time, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 773-929-1300.

DANCE

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

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie & DJ Breeze spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. 773-227-6859.

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 7 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays and 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. 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 and Sundays through Tuesdays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, acid house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Dion. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam. Mondays, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, "women's night" with DJ Dion. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini spins progressive house. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 2/22, DJ Lego, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. 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. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Mon 2/25, "Mixed Up" fashion and art show with Lindsay, Sombionx, and DJs Ruffhouse & Joseph. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 2/27, DJ Phix, MC Question Mark, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Mondays, "House of Tut" drag night; DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wednesdays, DJs Mustafa Rocks & Jay Too spin hip-hop, disco, soul, and R&B. Thursdays, DJ Pharris. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Thursdays, DJ Orin. 773-384-0701.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, 9:30 PM Saturdays, 6 PM Sundays and Wednesdays, and 10 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

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. Fri 2/22, 11 PM, Jaguar Wright with ?estlove & DJ Phat Mike. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 2/22, Debbie Harry & the Fish Sticks, DJ Laura B. 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 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Victor Rocha & Mike Pierce, DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ Lee, Danny the Wildchild, Evol & Lauren Flax spin drum 'n' bass. Thu 2/28, Kill Hannah, Anatomic, Dayhota, Charles Little, Chad Somer, Chris Walsh & Rock Dee. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on weekends. Fridays, Neural Intoxications and Soulamytes. Saturdays, Citron. Sundays, DJ Vic Lavender. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs spin new wave, industrial, and electronica 9:30 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, DJ Richard. Thursdays, DJ Danny. 773-878-8241.

CLUB NYX 310 S. Halsted: Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, "International Nite" DJs Red Lox, Mar, and Con spin bhangra and music from Europe, South America, South Asia, and the Middle East. 312-993-0933.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, 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 Thursdays and 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. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 2/25, 10 PM, Molar Mill. 773-489-6457.

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

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels. Fridays, DJs Jay Funk, Env, Maurice Halsted, Miracle, Stix & Predator. Saturdays, DJ Legacy, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love & DJ Steele. Sundays, DJs Word & Mustafa Rocks spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Sheldon spins hip-hop, R&B, and reggae, DJ Question spins jazz and R&B. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. 312-204-9991.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins Middle Eastern dance music. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and funk. Thursdays, 7-10 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-1 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). Wednesdays, Therapy DJs spin. Thursdays, DJ Cache 22 & DJ Real 1. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJ Jeff Moyer. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ JC. 773-248-3330.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin after 9 PM. Mondays, DJs Dion & Jisz spin rock and soul. 773-252-4090.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Cedric Combs, Flipside & Vince Lawrence spin house and hip-hop. 312-587-8469.

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

RYOJI IKEDA mixing in Memorandum with the dance-theater collective Dumb Type; see Post No Bills. Thu 2/28 through Sat 3/2, 8 PM, and Sun 3/3, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

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.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Frique & AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Ben. Thursdays, DJ Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

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. Fridays and Saturdays, 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. 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, DJ Madrid spins bebop, hip-hop, Brasilia, broken beat, and dub. 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.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, Derrick Wize spins house. Saturdays, DJ Troy spins hip-hop and dance. Mondays, "alt.mondays" with DJ Gene Lopez. Tuesdays, Uncle's Living Room (metal night). Wednesdays, Bartender's Choice. Thursdays, Leddie Garcia, DJ Gene Lopez. 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, 10 PM, Tha Afterset Players with Marz play acid jazz. 312-649-5874.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM. 312-255-8579.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Jesse de la Pena & A+ spin house, soul, Latin, and hip-hop. 312-928-2000.

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

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJs World & Flipside. 312-642-2582.

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 $#&@! spins industrial. 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. Fri 3/1, Mixin' Marc. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins funk, punk, rock, drum 'n' bass, and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, 2 AM, DJ Alo spins hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 2 AM, DJ Form. Thursdays, 2 AM, DJ Cirrhosis. 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 Johnny Rumba spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Mood & Lady D. Saturdays, DJs Mood & Carvajal. Tue 2/26, "My Kind of Town" with DJ Robbie D. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thu 2/28, Danny Krivit, DJs Mood & Oscar McMillan. 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. Thursdays, Ralphi Rosario. 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Terry Mullan, Ron Carroll, Mazi & Rick Garcia spin deep house. Saturdays, DJs Twilite 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. 312-733-6699.

RHYTHMATIC 6007 W. Grand: Fridays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJs Wreck, Big Boy Garcia, Exta-C & Loki. 773-514-2253.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thu 2/28, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with Tommie Sunshine, Dissolvent. 312-738-9971.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Sundays, DJ Khaaliq spins hip-hop, deep house, and R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins reggae. 312-733-6577.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 2/23, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music, with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ JR. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJs FLX & Julius the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Timbuk 2. Wednesdays, DJ Shon Dervis spins Afro-beat, R&B, disco, roots, dancehall, hip-hop, and Latin. Thursdays, DJ Fathom spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Fridays, 7-10 PM, DJ INC spins soul, funk, and disco; 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 7 PM-7 AM, DJs Justin Long & Sativa spin house. Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs Lee Collins & Sadar spin disco & house; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell & Shon Dervis spin hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJ Hiroki spins house, hip-hop, and progressive. Thursdays, 11:30 PM-4 AM, DJ David Balquiedra spins soulful house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/22, Andrew Macari, Darrell Woodson. Sat 2/23, Ron Trent, DJ V. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth, ethereal, and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and New York punk & new wave. Thu 2/28, FLX, Flip, Dave Brock. Fri 3/1, Rasoul, Darrell Woodson. Sat 3/2, Liquid Todd, Justin Long, DJ Jes. 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 (no cover). 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 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJ Earl Pleasure spins trance and house. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins hip-hop & house. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins metal. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop, trance, house, and progressive. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris & Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house. 312-587-8779.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM-midnight, DJ Mellow Man spins house. Saturdays, 8 PM, Groove Distribution DJs spin broken beats and nu jazz; midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJ Felix spins house. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 8:30 PM. Sun 2/24, Ambivert, Birdie Num Num, A Guy Called Gary. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Verb spins funk. Saturdays, DJ True spins funk. Sundays, DJ J.B. spins reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, Indigenous DJs spin electronica. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Mass Transit. Sundays, RB & Ronnie. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Springa. Wednesdays, DJ Noble. Thursdays, Doyonne & Gina Spandex spin goth. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. 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.

VENUE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins soul and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ J. Honey spins soul and hip-hop. Mondays, DJ EN Green spins trance and breaks. 312-932-0202.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Goose, DJ Johnny Price. Saturdays, DJ Speed, DJ Uncle Milty. Thursdays, DJ Laura B. 312-266-2114.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 2/22, DJ Sneak, Bear Who?, John Curley, Justin Long & Sativa. Thursdays, DJs Vince Adams & D-Double spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. 312-787-0400.

FOLK & COUNTRY

CONCERTS

CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL with Johnny Cunningham, Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, and Ged Foley; early show sold out. See Spot Check. Sun 2/24, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHARMING AXE with Rob Newhouse; free concert. Fri 2/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JUDY COLLINS Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

DIAMOND RIO Sun 2/24, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

STACEY EARLE, MARK STUART Sun 3/3, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE EARLE performs as part of the "Traffic" series with poet Tony Fitzpatrick in a program entitled The Remembered City. Mon 2/25, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

RICHIE HAVENS, JANIS IAN Sat 3/2, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

ANNE HILLS Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 3/1, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

STEVE & JENNY MOSS Sun 3/3, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

MUZSIKAS WITH MARTA SEBESTYEN Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RAGTIME RAMBLERS Sat 2/23, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

FOLK & COUNTRY

CLUBS

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Wolfe Tones with Noel Nagle, Tommy Byrne & Brian Warfield. Sat 2/23, 6 PM, Paddy Reilly. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Wed 2/27, "Folk You!" with Larry O. Dean, Steve Dawson, Wendy DeBias, and Dave & Dan Thomas. 773-281-4444.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/23, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 2/22, 9:30 PM, Morgan Fingleton. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Dalriada. Sun 2/24 and Sun 3/3, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. Fri 3/1, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Fair Play. 708-687-9323.

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.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/22, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 2/23, Salthill Mines. 773-282-7035.

FITZERS PUB Fitzpatrick Chicago Hotel, 166 E. Superior: Sundays, 4 PM, Anish. Thursdays, 6 PM, Morgan. 312-787-6000.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/23, James McCandless & Julianne Macarus. Sat 3/2, On the Mainline. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 2/25, Dwain Story, Mythic Figs, Home Kookin'. Wed 2/27, Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

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.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Fri 2/22, Jim Stachio & friends (tribute to the concert for Bangladesh). 773-486-4093.

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

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 7 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/25, 9 PM, Jim DeWan & Liz Knowles (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 3/2, 7 PM, open stage. 815-338-5164.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 2/24, 8 PM, Fonnmhor (no cover). 847-869-0450.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 2/22, Napper Tandy. Sat 2/23, Seamus O'Kane, Jimmy Moore. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). Fri 3/1, Donnybrook. Sat 3/2, Fast Eddie. 847-577-7733.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 2/26, 8 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band, Whistle Pigs, Steve & Jenny Moss. Thu 2/28, open mike hosted by Jen. 773-342-4738.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 2/26, 9 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, Carrie Newcomer. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

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 2/22, Pat Gaughan & Joe Wadz. Fri 3/1, Chuck Suchy. 630-969-9720.

BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B

CONCERTS

BIG TIME SARAH & THE BTS EXPRESS, NEW ORLEANS BEAU & THE BIG EASY Fri 2/22, 7 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

BOYS CHOIR OF HARLEM Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 3/2, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

ERWIN HELFER Free in-store performance. Sat 2/23, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

ROY HYTOWER, AUDREY QUEEN ROY, RICK STONE perform in the musical tribute Muddy Waters (The Hoochie Coochie Man). Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451.

JOHNNY LAWS Free concert. Thu 2/28, noon, Jobe Student Lounge, Student Resource Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7939.

VOICES FROM THE SOUL Free concert with soprano Kimberly E. Jones, with readings by poet Irma P. Hall. Mon 2/25, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B

CLUBS

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

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23,

Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/26, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays and Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/26, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Lil' Ed & the Original Blues Imperials. Sun 2/24, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Mon 2/25, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/26, Katherine Davis, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Wed 2/27, Pistol Pete. Thu 2/28, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Ernie Peniston. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 2/24, 11:30 AM, Chris Walz. Thu 2/28, 9 PM, Ruby Harris. Sun 3/3, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/22, Chicago Flyers. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/22, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Jan James. Sat 2/23, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Chris Beard, Eric George Band. Sun 2/24, John Primer. Mon 2/25, jam hosted by King Corey Band. Tue 2/26, Roy Hytower. Wed 2/27, Dave Specter. Thu 2/28, James Armstrong. Fri 3/1, Tinsley Ellis, Jay Stulo Band. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Son Seals, Ken Saydak. Sun 3/3, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/22, Jerry DeVivo Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 2/22, Chris Beard. Sat 2/23, James Armstrong. 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. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar. 312-341-9787.

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

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 2/23, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 630-416-4898.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Fridays, 10 PM, Johnny B. Moore. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 2/23, 9:30 PM, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sun 2/24, 6 PM, benefit for the Animal Care League with Joanna Connor Band, Buzz Kilman & others. Tue 2/26, 8:30 PM, Ken Saydak Trio (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 708-484-3610.

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 & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Jimmy Rogers & the Mauds (on the main stage); 10 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings (on the Back Porch Stage). Sat 2/23, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 2/26, Pete Special. Wed 2/27, Jimmy Burns. Thu 2/28, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fri 2/22, 5:30 PM, Mandi Loomis & Black Cat Jones. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/22, BTL & Music Group, Preston Shannon. Mon 2/25, Casey Jones. Tue 2/26, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Thu 2/28, UB. Fri 3/1, Artie "Blues Boy" White. 312-266-2400.

JERRY'S NITE LIFE 12303 S. Halsted: Fridays, 9 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-821-1427.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Masheen Co. Band. Tue 2/26, 8 PM, Blind Lemon Pledge. Thursdays, jam session with the Neil Rose Band. 708-547-1456.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/1, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, John Primer. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Thu 2/28, Jimmy Burns (live radio broadcast). Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Eddy Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Mon 2/25, 8 PM, James Conway (no cover). 773-989-5674.

LADY BLUE LOUNGE 2953 W. Madison: Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LUCIA'S 504 Dixie Hwy., Chicago Heights: Saturdays, 9 PM, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar. 708-756-2327.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Sat 2/23 and Sun 3/3, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. with the Motivation Blues Band. 773-989-4569.

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 2/23, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Gospel Music Box. 773-743-3355.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 2/27, BK Elmore. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 2/26, 8:30 PM, Keith Scott Band. 773-472-1000.

PUSH RODS 15600 S. Dixie Hwy.: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 1 AM, Killer Ray, 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. Sat 2/23, 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 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Mississippi Heat. Sun 2/24, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 2/27, James Wheeler. Thu 2/28, Chico Banks. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, George Stencell. Sun 3/3, 11 AM, gospel brunch with Leanne Faine; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Vini & the Demons. Thursdays, J.M. & the New Generation. 312-733-6577.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 2/22, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 2/23, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Sugar Blue. 773-342-0452.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 2/23, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 3/1, Felix & the Cats with Elmo Bliss. Sat 3/2, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

JAZZ

CONCERTS

MAGGIE BROWN Free concert. Fri 2/22, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

OSCAR BROWN JR. & MAGGIE BROWN, CORKY McCLERKIN, LISA GOOCH and tap dancer Brill Barrett & Co. perform in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.; benefit for Anderson-Noble Foundation Scholarship Fund. Thu 2/28, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-334-3050 or 312-747-2536.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs The Music of Duke Ellington: Sacred & Secular. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 312-344-6180.

DUKES OF DIXIELAND Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

GEORGE FREEMAN, HAVANA, KEITH M. KELLEY perform at a benefit for Franklin Fine Arts Center. Sat 2/23, 6 PM, Sotheby's, 215 W. Ohio. 773-534-8510.

VON FREEMAN, MWATA BOWDEN, ARI BROWN, DUKE PAYNE & ERIC SCHNEIDER perform at "Saxophone Summit," with pianist Ken Chaney, bassist Harrison Bankhead, and percussionist Kobie Watkins; free admission. Fri 2/22, 7 PM, Tuley Park Auditorium, 90th and S. King Dr. 312-427-1676.

GLAWDYS Free concert. Thu 2/28, 7 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

JOAN HICKEY TRIO Sun 2/24, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

17TH ANNUAL HISTORICAL/MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MARIAN ANDERSON Millicent Sylvester, Felicia Coleman-Evans, Roberta Thomas, Earma Thompson, Lee Koonce, John Whitfield, and others pay tribute to the famed contralto. Sun 2/24, 4 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

HOLLAND HIGH JAZZ BAND & CHOIR Free concert. Fri 3/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JAZZMIN' Free in-store performance. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

PATTI LUPO Sun 3/3, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

NICOLE MITCHELL TRIO Free concert. Tue 2/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SUENOS Free concert. Thu 2/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET under the direction of Mwata Bowden; free admission. Thu 2/28, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

JAZZ

CLUBS

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Thursdays, 8 PM, Steve Zuterek with Ron Brown & Paul Bata. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/22, noon, Art Davis, Eric Schneider, Rob Amster, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/23, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Bobbi Jordan Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 2/27, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 2/28, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman 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.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/22 through Sun 2/24, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Thu 2/28 through Sun 3/3, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). 773-348-3665.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Tue 2/26, Frank Catalano Group. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 3/2, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/1, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/22, Jerry DeVivo Quartet. Thu 2/28, Juli Wood Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Ed Wilkerson & Michael Zerang (see Critic's Choice). 773-463-0158.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo. 847-570-9838.

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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Tue 2/26, Triage, Le Beast. Wed 2/27, Josh Berman Group. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Elaine Dame. 312-565-7997.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/24, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Live music Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 PM. Fridays, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/22, Upbeat Trio. Sat 2/23, Michelle Moore. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Trio. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. Sun 2/24, 8 PM, Gregory Aguirres Big Four (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mambo Jazz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 2/28, 9 PM, Eddie Piccard Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/22, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Marvin Stamm Quartet with Ed Soph; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Marvin Stamm Quartet with Ed Soph; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Jo Ann Daugherty Ensemble, Bob Dogan Ensemble; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 2/25, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 2/27, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Thu 2/28, Jabbew Trio, Don Tisch Quintet. 773-472-5139.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Thu 2/28, 9 PM, Sonic Species. 773-465-8005.

HEAT 1507 N. Sedgwick: Thu 2/28, 7 PM, guitarist Peter Lerner. 312-397-9818.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Giovanni Hidalgo Sextet (see Critic's Choice), Afro-Rican Ensemble. Sun 2/24, 8 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/1, Shawn Salmon Trio. 773-486-4093.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/24, 1234 with Mike Hagedorn, David Lee Smith, Steve Ivan, and Andre Marquett. Sun 3/3, Design Flaw with Brian Dibblee, Jon Doyle, and Frank Rosaly, Alec Ramsdell/Jeb Bishop/Brian Dibblee Trio. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fridays, 10 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with John Paris & Anthony Brock. 773-244-9191.

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 2/22 through Sun 2/24, Scott Hamilton Quartet. Tue 2/26 through Sun 3/3, Pat Martino Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. 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: Fri 2/22, 9:30 PM, Michael Raynor Quartet. Wed 2/27, 8 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet with Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz. Sun 3/3, noon, Tim McNamara 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio (Sun 2/24 with Spazztet). 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 2/22, 4:30 PM, Jeannie Tanner; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Mon 2/25, 4:30 PM, Jeannie Tanner. Tue 2/26 and Wed 2/27, 4:30 PM, Erin McDougald. Thu 2/28, 4:30 PM, Jeanne Becker; 9 PM, Spider Saloff (no cover). 312-565-6665.

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 3205 N. Leavitt: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-882-8897.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tue 2/26, 9 PM, Aram Shelton & Zoe Buck, Mora-P & Boris Hauf. Thu 2/28, 10 PM, Frank Rosaly with Clifton Hyde & Paul Hartsaw. Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Basic Food Group/Blinded From Glue/Beneath Fertile Ground. 773-728-5010.

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

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Valerie Salgado Booker & Andres Castillo perform Latin jazz. 773-545-7022.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Michael Weiss. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 2/27, Frank Catalano Trio. Thu 2/28, Jeff Parker Trio. 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, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 8 PM. Sun 2/24, 9 PM, Dual Frequency. Sun 3/3, Emilie Conway Trio. 773-465-1483.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 2/22, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sat 2/23 and Sat 3/2, 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mon 2/25, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 2/27, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Thu 2/28, 8:30 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Fri 3/1, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Matt Geraghty Project. 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/22, Jazz Solution. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-342-4738.

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

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Thursdays, 8 PM, Vince Green & 7th Avenue. 312-932-0006.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/22, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Tuesdays, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

TRE'S 1528 E. 63rd: Restaurant: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM and midnight, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

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. 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 2/22, Andrew Lamb Trio. Sat 2/23, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 2/28, Orion Collective. 312-791-9050.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/22 and Thu 2/28, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

INTERNATIONAL

CONCERTS

CHICAGO DJEMBE PROJECT Free West African percussion concert. Fri 3/1, 7 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-624-3185.

CONJUNTO Free concert. Tue 2/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KIM DUK-SOO & HIS GROUP perform at "Samulnori," a Korean percussion and dance performance. Tue 2/26, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

GHAZAL Free concert. Thu 2/28, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MUZSIKAS WITH MARTA SEBESTYEN Sat 2/23, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONS OF SEPHARAD perform Sephardic folk and liturgical music. Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-868-5126.

YURI YUNAKOV ENSEMBLE Free concert with Bulgarian and gypsy dance lessons with John Parrish. See Critic's Choice. Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

INTERNATIONAL

CLUBS

FOURTH WORLD 3440 N. Southport: Fri 2/22, 7 PM, Chicago Didjeridu Chorus (followed by a drum circle at 8 PM). 773-404-5200.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Caribbean music by Rafo International, with Haitian dance troupe Asakivle. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Giovanni Hidalgo Sextet (see Critic's Choice), Afro-Rican Ensemble. Wed 2/27, 8 PM, Frifot. Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Hugh Masekela. Sat 3/2, 10:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, DJ El Papichulo (preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Sun 3/3, benefit for Free Street Theater with saxophonist Carlos Averhoff. 312-362-9707.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz and bassist Liz Payne perform French musette music. 773-489-9554.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. Sat 3/2, 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble with Mike Maldonado. 773-481-2050.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Sat 2/23 and Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

PANGEA 1935 W. Irving Park: Restaurant and lounge. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Captain Insano spins Latin music. 773-665-1340.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Thursdays, Ecuadoran vocalist Alex Silva. 773-736-9498.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

RODOPA 7150 W. Grand: Bulgarian restaurant. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Yuri Yunakov Ensemble (see Critic's Choice), Ork Izgrev. 773-889-6088.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mondays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz spins salsa (with dance lessons by Manny Lopez). 312-932-0006.

CLASSICAL

SALEEM ABBOUD-ASHKAR AND SHAI WOSNER pianos. Sun 2/24, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC Christopher Hogwood, conductor, with fortepiano soloist Robert Levin in an all-Mozart program. Wed 2/27, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JOSEPH AGNEW tuba, with pianist Patrick Sinozich (Hindemith, Jacobs, Vaughan Williams, Wilder). Wed 2/27, 7:30 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 244 E. Center, Lake Bluff. 847-234-9163.

MARIE-CLAIRE ALAIN organ. Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM (lecture-concert), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441. Sun 2/24, 7:30 PM (Bach, A. Alain, J. Alain, and others), St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-348-3829.

ALTENBERG TRIO (Shostakovich, Ives, Haydn, Brahms). Sun 3/3, 3 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 2:15 PM), Johnson Auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop, conductor (Haydn, Puccini, Mascagni, Durufle, Verdi, Mulet, Rutter, Paulus, and others). Sun 2/24 and Sun 3/3, 3 PM, St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison. 773-275-7166.

JENNIFER BEAZLEY AND KIMI NISHI piano (D. Scarlatti, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Debussy). Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

ELIZABETH BLUMENSTOCK, PATRICIA AHERN, WILLIAM BAUER, AND JOHN MARK ROZENDAAL violins, viola, and cello, perform Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Sun 2/24, 4 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. 773-281-0371.

BRENTANO QUARTET with poet Mark Strand (Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ). Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

ALFREDA BURKE soprano (Bach, Mozart, Faure, R. Strauss, Boito). Fri 2/22, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SUSAN CHARLES AND DAVID HOLLOWAY soprano and baritone (Purcell, Mozart, Schumann, Verdi, Faure). Sun 2/24, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover conducts Mozart's Cos" fan tutte. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA (Elgar, Kreisler, Smetana, Tchaikovsky). Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with pianist Leon Bates and clarinetist Julian Bliss (Perkinson, R. Strauss, Weber, Falla). Sun 3/3, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Franz Welser-Most, conductor, with pianist Radu Lupu (Saariaho, Mozart, Dvorak). See Critic's Choice. Thu 2/28 through Sat 3/2, 8 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham (Stravinsky, Mozart). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Duane Wolfe conducts a family concert featuring dancers from the Joffrey Ballet (Lassus, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Orff, Bizet, Offenbach, Borodin, Rodgers). Sat 2/23, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Sat 2/23, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCERTO ARTISTICO performs new music of Timothy Dwight Edwards in a lecture-concert. Sun 2/24, 4 PM, Palos Country Club, 131st and Southwest Hwy., Palos Park. 708-671-3755.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Sun 2/24, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CUBE performs music of women composers in a free recital. Fri 3/1, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

DANIEL DAVIES AND LEE JOINER cello and violin, with others. Mon 2/25, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, tenor Robert Bracey, baritone Robert Orth, and the Elgin Children's Chorus and Choral Union (Orff, Stravinsky). Fri 3/1, 8:30 PM, Sat 3/2, 8 PM, and Sun 3/3, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

KRISTIN FIGARD viola, in a free recital. Fri 3/1, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

GENOVA AND DIMITROV piano duo, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Wed 2/27, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GILCHRIST CHAMBER SOCIETY (Bach/Ferrin, Barber, Hindemith). Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with soprano Tony Arnold and cellist Katinka Kleijn (Rossini, Kritz, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, C.P.E. Bach, Dvorak). Sun 2/24, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

17TH ANNUAL HISTORICAL/MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MARIAN ANDERSON Millicent Sylvester, Felicia Coleman-Evans, Roberta Thomas, Earma Thompson, Lee Koonce, John Whitfield, and others pay tribute to the famed contralto. Sun 2/24, 4 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

KUANG-HAO HUANG piano. Sat 2/23, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

SHARON HUNTER performs music of Chopin in a free recital. Thu 2/28, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

EDIE JOHNSON organ, in a free recital. Fri 2/22, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sun 2/24, noon-2 PM, guitarist Evgenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

HENNING KRAGGERUD AND HELGE KJEKSHUS violin and piano (Brahms, Franck, Beethoven). Tue 2/26, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore (R. Strauss, Wagner, Bruckner). Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

JONITA LATTIMORE AND BRITTANY COTTO soprano and violin. Mon 2/25, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN guitar (Sor, Bach, Dyens, and others). Sun 2/24, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Vaughan Williams, Janacek, Barber, Mendelssohn). Sun 2/24, 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: Fri 2/22, Mon 2/25, Wed 2/27, and Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Dorothea Roschmann, tenor Paul Groves, and baritone Gerald Finley (Mozart, The Magic Flute). Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Patricia Racette and tenor Frank Lopardo (Puccini, La boheme). Tue 2/26 and Fri 3/1, 6 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Gosta Winbergh, soprano Catherine Malfitano, baritone Mark Delavan, and bass Matti Salminen (Wagner, Parsifal). 312-332-2244.

WINNERS OF MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston: Sat 2/23, 3:30 PM, cellist Anne Brunner with Midwest Young Artists orchestras; 7:30 PM, cellist Anna Burden and pianist Kathryn Huo with Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra and Senior Chorale (Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Prokofiev, Elgar, Beethoven, Dvorak, Haydn, and others). 847-926-9898.

MIRO STRING QUARTET (Beethoven, Shostakovich, Grieg). Sun 3/3, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE Daniel Wallenberg, conductor, with trumpeter Chris Hasselbring and the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir (Mozart, Bach, Telemann). Sun 3/3, 7:30 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church of Highland Park, 425 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler conducts students in a free concert (Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Warlock, Grainger, Anderson). Tue 2/26, 7:30 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Jane Glover, conductor, with soprano Ellen Hargis, mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson, tenor Alan Bennett, and baritone Douglas Anderson (Haydn, Mozart). Sun 2/24, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE AND ARS MUSICA CHICAGO perform music by black composers of the 16th through 18th centuries (Nunes-Garcia, Lusitano, Gines, Sancho, Mauricio, Saint-Georges, and others) in a free concert. Wed 2/27, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536 or 312-409-7874.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP English-language production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Fri 3/1, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Lecture Hall Auditorium, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE Robert A. Harris, conductor (Bach, Martin, Harris). Sun 3/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS (Grieg, Wagner). Wed 2/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Debussy, Hahn, Iannaccone, Messiaen). Fri 3/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WINTER OPERA performs Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and excerpts from The Fairy Queen. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, 8 PM, and Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS Orna Arania, conductor. Sun 2/24, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S with bassoonist Seymour Horwitz in a free concert (Franck, Karasis, Uth). Sun 2/24, 2 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

PHOENIX CAMERATA (Machaut, Purcell, Mozart, and others). Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Glenview New Church, 73 Park Dr., Glenview. 847-475-4819.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS with saxophonist David Pituch, bassoonist Robert Barris, and French hornist Michael Buckwalter (Beethoven, Kritz, Schulhoff, Bernstein, Koechlin, Milhaud). Sun 2/24, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-256-8763.

PORGY AND BESS Touring production of Gershwin's opera. Sun 2/24, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 2/23, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a free concert (Keltonic, Saint-Saens, Stravinsky, Franck). Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL CHOIR performs music of Maurice Durufle in a free concert. Sun 2/24, 3 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Myron McReynolds, conductor (Still, Zaninelli). Sun 2/24, 3 PM, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS, COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF GOD MEN'S CHORUS, DE PAUL COMMUNITY CHORUS, AND SOUTH SHORE CHILDREN'S CHORUS in a free program (Beethoven, Bernstein, Faure, Handel, and others). Sat 2/23, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3086.

MARY STOLPER flute, with pianist Jeffrey Panko, flutist Janice MacDonald, and harpist Stephen Hartman. Mon 2/25, 7:30 PM, Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-279-4040.

FREDERICK SWANN organ. Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5106 N. LaCrosse. 773-545-7300.

NATALIA SZADKOWSKI violin (Paganini, Khachaturian, Saint-Saens, Sibelius, Wieniawski). Sat 2/23, 7 PM, Polish Women's Alliance, 205 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. 847-384-1200, ext. 1218, or 773-202-0605.

ANNETTE TARANTO, SVEN ABERG, JOELLE MORTON soprano, lute, and viola da gamba (Weber, Balthazar, Rossi, Hotman, Lawes, Carissimi, A. Scarlatti, Bartolotti, Marazolli, Corelli, Stradella). Sat 2/23, 4 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5592.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert conducts a free concert (Zwilich, Albert, Huydts, Druckman). Sun 2/24, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Barber, Britten, Brahms). Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069 or 773-702-7300.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor (Shostakovich, Grainger, Schickele, Gould, Orr, Barnes, Schonberg). Sun 2/24, 3 PM, Theater, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1044 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

MARK VALENTI piano. Sun 2/24, 2 PM (Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Schubert, Debussy), Downers Grove Public Library, 1015 Curtis, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200. Wed 2/27, noon (Debussy, Schubert), Room 5506, Chicago Campus, National-Louis University, 122 S. Michigan. 312-621-9650, ext. 2657.

VERMEER QUARTET with violist Rami Solomonow in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 2/24, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture and discussion at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

VIENNA WALTZ ENSEMBLE (Haydn, Rossini, J. Strauss). Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

WALLER AND MAXWELL GUITAR DUO (Giuliani, Mertz, Falla, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Brouwer). Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst: Fri 2/22, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, Nicholas Payton Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration Band. Sat 2/23, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, Tim Hagens, Frank Mantooth & Chris Vadala with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band. Sun 2/24, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, Phil Woods Quintet. 630-617-5534.

MISCELLANEOUS

BOYS CHOIR OF HARLEM Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 2/24, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Switchback. 773-878-5552.

RYOJI IKEDA mixing in Memorandum with the dance-theater collective Dumb Type; see Post No Bills. Thu 2/28 through Sat 3/2, 8 PM, and Sun 3/3, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

LINGUA MUSICA Sun 2/24, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St., Geneva. 630-232-2350.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 2/23, 9:30 PM, The [Law-rah] Collective with Tarmvred, Wilt, and VOS (performances of ambient music and experimental electronics with performance art, video, and mixed-media sculpture). 773-728-5010.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS, COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF GOD MEN'S CHORUS, DE PAUL COMMUNITY CHORUS & SOUTH SHORE CHILDREN'S CHORUS in a free program. Sat 2/23, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3086.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 2/22, Curie High School Touring Dance Company. Mon 2/25, pianist Jeff Manuel. Tue 2/26, U.S. Navy Jazz Combo. Thu 2/28, Proviso East High School. 312-346-3278.

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