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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

BETTER THAN EZRA, COWBOY MOUTH All-ages show. Fri 3/22, 7:30, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BIG WU, STRANGEFOLK 18 & over show. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BRICK LAYER CAKE Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 7:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

C-1-2 Sat 3/23, 9:30 PM, Elastic Revolution Productions, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

JIM COLE Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

COLONY Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

CRASH INTO JUNE Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

CREPUSCULOUS, DJ BOSCO perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Fri 3/22, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

FAMILY TREE Free concert. Fri 3/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HASKELS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

BORIS HAUF, ADAM SONDERBERG, TV POW See Critic's Choice. Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

HEAVY PETTING, $87,000, DJ ROTTEN MILK perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Sat 3/23, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS Tue 3/26, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

INNOCENTS Free in-store performance. Thu 3/28, 4:30 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

JUST ADD WATER Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

KNOMADZ, BRICKHEDZ, LUNCH BOX LAW, SB CREW, DJ MP perform at "Element Five" beatbox showcase. Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Angel Island Theatre, 1731 W. Sheridan. 773-235-2202.

UTE LEMPER Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LETTERMEN Fri 3/22, 2 and 8:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

MICAH & THE URBAN CRU Sat 3/23, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

STANTON MOORE with Chris Wood, Skerik, Brian Seeger & John Ellis; 18 & over show. Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MYSTECHS Free in-store performances. Sat 3/23, 2 PM, Tower Records, 1209 E. Golf, Schaumburg. 847-619-8777. Sat 3/23, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

OH MY GOD Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PIPER DOWNS Free in-store performances. Fri 3/29, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994. Sat 3/30, 2 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

PUDDLE OF MUDD, TRUST COMPANY, 30 SECONDS TO MARS Sold out. Sat 3/30, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CATHERINE SMITKO BAND Free concert. Fri 3/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STRINGWOOD Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SUBVERSIVES Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

TELEPATHIC BUTTERFLIES Free in-store performance. Sun 3/31, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ULTRA MILKMAIDS, V., CORNUCOPIA See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

VELVET TEEN, THE GHOST Free in-store performance. Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

VIOLENTS, SYSTEMIC INFECTION, STOMP OUT APATHY perform at "Festival of Unrestival" benefit for the Rebel Grrrl Collective and the zine Stories and Strategies of Survival. Sat 3/23, 9 PM (festivities begin at 4 PM with workshops, comedy, and a documentary), Autonomous Zone, 2129 N. Milwaukee. 773-481-2452.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Wed 3/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WES HOLLYWOOD SHOW Free in-store performance. Thu 3/28, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Push Stars, Juleps. Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Pinetop Seven, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, Orso. Tue 3/26, 9 PM, Streetwalkin' Cheetahs (see Spot Check), Paperbacks, English Softhearts. Wed 3/27, 9 PM, Sheila Divine, Damn Personals, 34 Below, Scott Miller. Thu 3/28, 9 PM, Clinic (see Critic's Choice), Kingsbury Manx, the Pattern. Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Walkmen, Mazarin, AM/FM, Mezodigm. Sat 3/30, 7:30 PM, Pranks, Rockfour, Green, Wes Hollywood Show, Colony, Irresponsibles, Just Add Water, Swizzlesticks. 773-478-4408.

BALLY MUCK 1930 Grand, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, and Johnny Rocker. 847-244-5636.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Paul Allodi. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 3/22, Crooked County, Flat Mean Tires, Buck 50, Susan Calloway. Sat 3/23, Arcwelder, Evil Beaver, Brick Layer Cake, Life at Sea. Sun 3/24, Olde Style, Acrobatic Ashes. Mon 3/25, Lost Sounds, Ponys, the Shame. Tue 3/26, YAR, Jay Squared & the Mental Floss Group. Wed 3/27, "Folk You!" with Larry O. Dean, Steve Becker, Michael Carpenter, Kat Parsons, and Patrick Potts. Thu 3/28, Demolition Doll Rods, American Deathray, Tijuana Hercules. Fri 3/29, American Motherload, Pinch, Butterfat Mastermind, Stories for Boys. Sat 3/30, Mashers, Horrors, Last Vegas, Urinal Mints. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Story So Far, Silent Treatment, Midwest Blue, Secret Unknown. Sat 3/23, Towers Open Fire, Channel J, Buzzfuzzter. Sun 3/24, Hotlips Messiah, Dead Steel Mill, Deadhounds, Gravetones. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Glo Glee Group. Fri 3/29, Neill Downe & the Altar Boys. 773-435-0130.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Anacron. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Joe Lanasa Band. Sun 3/31, 9 PM, Devil Lounge. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, Family Style. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/22, Sonnets. Sat 3/23, Othercide. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 3/29, Undertoad. Sat 3/30, Tractor Boy. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 3/22, 7 PM, Kimi Hayes, Paula Marr. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 3/29, 7 PM, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Naughty Boy Jack. Fri 3/29, Abu. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 3/24, Umanamion, Andreas Kapsalis with percussionists Jamie Gallagher, Kotaro Seki & Mateo Fabro. Sun 3/31, Amber Fairbanks, Chris MacCarthy. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/22, Bryan Harrell. Fri 3/29, Weeds. Sat 3/30, Casey McDonough. 847-256-8870.

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: No cover. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Indignants, Los Gatos Diablos, Rotten Fruits. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 3/27, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 3/30, All Hat No Cattle. 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: Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Sat 3/23, 9:30 PM, Maria Hines Trio; 11 PM, Shampoobah. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike for poets and musicians. 773-743-5650.

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Thu 3/28, 8 PM, El Sindicato Argentino del Hip-hop, Kinto Sol, Conflictos. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

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 3/22, Schuers. Sat 3/23, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 3/29, Thrifty Nickel, Umbrella, Scottish. Sat 3/30, Bucktown Players, Entrinzic, Dirty MF. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/22, 10:30 PM, Snow Shoe Crabs, Molly. Sat 3/23, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Studiotone. Sat 3/30, 10:30 PM, Quantum Leep, Boda Band. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/22, Harmony Riley. Sat 3/23, Snow Shoe Crabs. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/29, Underwater People. Sat 3/30, Mike & Joe. 847-541-4700.

CUCINA BELLA 1612 N. Sedgwick: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. 312-274-1119.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Jeff Harnar. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Jeff Harnar; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Jeff Harnar. Mon 3/25, 8 PM, Dan Stetzel. Wed 3/27, 8 PM, Mary Monica Thomas (benefit for the Furry Friends Foundation). Thu 3/28, 8 PM, Tom Michael & Beckie Menzie (see Critic's Choice). Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri (tribute to Marlene Dietrich). Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Ronald Keaton; 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. Sun 3/24, DJ Girl Kris (tribute to James Brown). Mon 3/25, DJ Dave Chamberlain spins punk rock. Tue 3/26, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 3/27, DJ Joe Camarillo spins hard country. Thu 3/28, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Lucius Warbaby, Scrounge for Change, Disonic. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, the Slip, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, 1000 Vertical Feet. Tue 3/26, 9 PM, Sons of Jorel, Gayle Ritt, Phistine Verona. Wed 3/27, 10 PM, Kosheen. Thu 3/28, 9 PM, Unibrow, Echosend, Knuckleduster. Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Josh Deep. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Sun 3/31, 8 PM, Muchacha, Deals Gone Bad, Hustler, Ruben Waters Loves You. 773-489-3160.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 3/22, Deloreans. Sat 3/23, Libido Funk Circus. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/29, Bart Alonzo Group. Sat 3/30, Mooch. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Stevie Starlite. Sat 3/23, Hip Fetish. Fri 3/29, Chaser. Sat 3/30, Toby & the Tremors. 708-788-4065.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 3/22, Rubber. Sat 3/23, Heartsfield, Sweet Betty. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 3/29, Sofa King, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 3/30, Dogs Undecided, Urban Funk Ordinance. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/30, Son of God. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/22, Water on Electricity, Anatomic, Echo Park, Tom Slater. Sat 3/23, Rusk, the Pocket, Daniel Roughan & the B-Side Symphony. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 3/25, Killie McGee, Autumn War. Tue 3/26, Pedal, Lone Assassins, Jamie Meyer. Wed 3/27, DJs spin. Thu 3/28, MVP. Fri 3/29, Blue New World, Adam Wyle, Down the Line, Jason Tillery. Sat 3/30, Fly Williams, E-Mics, Moon Men, Dayna Malow. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/22, Nighttime Lover & the Groove. Sat 3/23, DFX. Fri 3/29, Smalls. Sat 3/30, Eric McCabe & the Brian Lupo Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/22, Detroit Cobras, Chargers Street Gang, Baseball Furies. Sat 3/23, . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Explosions in the Sky, Liars. Mon 3/25, 9:30 PM, Hot Snakes (see Spot Check), Atombombpocketknife, Selby Tigers. Thu 3/28, 9:30 PM, Oh My God, Cougars, Detholz. Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Califone, Knife in the Water, Miighty Flashlight, Mendoza Line. Sat 3/30, Tiny Hairs, Ribbon Effect, Lou Mallozzi & Michael Zerang. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 3/23, Bob Musial. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 3/22, Amy Luetgert. Fri 3/29, Tom Van Dorn. 630-435-5288.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, "Hip-hop Cafe" with E3, Diz Crown, Vision & others. Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/29, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Jer Holister. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Acoustic Duel. 630-922-9821.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/22, 5 PM, Coalesce, Casket Lottery, Esoteric, Miasis; 10 PM, Del Rey, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Peralta. Sat 3/23, 5 PM, Arab on Radar, La Mantra de Fhigria, He Who Corrupts, Stillwell, English Softhearts; 9 PM, Cheer-Accident, Arab on Radar, Bride of No No, Vaz. Sun 3/24, 6 PM, Dillinger Four, Arrivals, Selby Tigers, Rivethead; 9 PM, Catheters, Dead Low Tide. Mon 3/25, 6 PM, Belvedere, Missing 23rd, Orange Island, All Else Fails. Tue 3/26, 7 PM, Hot Snakes (see Spot Check), Detachment Kit, Clone Defect. Wed 3/27, 7 PM, Cougars, Natural History, Robo Dream Date, I Am Secretly an Important Man. Thu 3/28, 6 PM, Spare Change, Secret Agent Bill, Very Metal, Slapriot. Fri 3/29, 6 PM, Honor System, Army of Ponch, Grabass Charlestons, Billy Reese Peters. Sat 3/30, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Yellowcard, Starting Line, Colossal; 10 PM, Loraxx, Quatre Tete, Vortis, Snails. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Chris Mills. Tue 3/26, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Fallen Angels. Fri 3/29, 9:30 PM, Stephen Bruton, Juleps. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Wed 3/27, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Michael Strening Jr. 773-528-4033.

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. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/22, Dirty Love, San Andreas Fault. Sat 3/23, Big Step Down, Group Therapy. Mon 3/25, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Home Kookin', Dwain Story, Ron Cooper, Musker. Wed 3/27, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. Sat 3/30, Mormon Anti-Matter Choir. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 3/25, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ruby & Vicky Boofont with Beckie Menzie. Tue 3/26, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 3/27, 5:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 3/28, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 3/24 and Sun 3/31, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Fri 3/29, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sat 3/30, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Jen Porter. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 3/27, 9:30 PM, Half Mad Poet (no cover). Thu 3/28, 9:30 PM, Brianne. 773-871-4210.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/29, 9:30 PM, the Business. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Groovepushers. 773-395-0066.

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 3/22, Butterside Down, Soulfix. Sat 3/23, Peelers, Dummy, Ruth Buzzy. Thu 3/28, Somewhere, In Between, Radio Flyer. Fri 3/29, Beatnik Turtle, Ripley Caine. Sat 3/30, Carbon Four, Cycle Something, Regal Standard. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/22, Big Bang Music Theory, Emilie Autumn. Fri 3/29, Kimi Hayes Band, Piper Downs. 312-943-2252.

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.

HEART & SOUL CAFE 253 Rand, Mount Prospect: Sun 3/24, 7:30 PM, Underoath, Copeland, Every Person's Dream. 847-506-1024.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/22, McKays. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Nelson Algren Birthday Party with Dan Sampson & friends, Covered in Honey, Jim Tomasello, Al Wittek, Scott Parrish & others. Fri 3/29, Family of Souls. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/22, 9:30 PM, Potomac Accord (see Spot Check), Mahjongg, Low Skies. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six; 12:30 AM, DJ Rudy Day. Mon 3/25, 10 PM, Edward Burch, Leroy Bach (no cover). Wed 3/27, 9:30 PM, American Draft, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift. Thu 3/28, 10:30 PM, Tallulah, Bitter Tears of Petra Van. Fri 3/29, 9:30 PM, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Settler, LAX. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Wet 'n' Wild Dance Team DJ spins. Sun 3/31, 9 PM, Diane Izzo, Eleni Mandell. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/22, DJ Farr. Sat 3/23, Mazland, Radio Flyer. Wed 3/27, Chip Knighton. Thu 3/28, P53. Sat 3/30, 56 Hope Road, 100% Spent. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Sat 3/23, Universal Expression. Thursdays, open mike with the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/22, 9 PM, "Dark Fantasy" with Apartment, DJ David Chavez with bassist Griffin Rodriguez & vocalist Matt Snyder, DJs Alex Alvarez, Sherwin Ovid & Mike Sussman. Wed 3/27, 8 PM, Backyard Variety Show. 312-362-9707.

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

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/27, Kimi Hayes, Paula Marr. Thu 3/28, Paul Allodi & Joe Sonnefeldt. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/27, Paul McKinney & Eli Bennett. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Wed 3/27, 9 PM, Jimmy Mac. 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Umphrey's McGee, Particle. Sat 3/23, 6:45 PM, NOFX, Mad Caddies, Frenzal Rhomb, Fabulous Disaster (sold out); 11:30 PM, Wu-Tang Clan (see Critic's Choice). Sun 3/24, 6:45 PM, Dashboard Confessional, Anniversary, Ben Kweller, Legends of Rodeo (sold out). Mon 3/25 and Tue 3/26, 6:45 PM, Dashboard Confessional, Anniversary, Ben Kweller, Seafood (sold out). Wed 3/27, 7 PM, Avant, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Thu 3/28, 5:30 PM, Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber, Ill Nino, 40 Below Summer, Left Undone. Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Disco Biscuits, Paul Norman, Miss Biobooster. Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Disco Biscuits, Gabriel Palomo. Sun 3/31, 9 PM, Maceo Parker. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Steppers Set with Tenry Johns. Sat 3/23, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. Sun 3/24, Yabba. Mon 3/25, Star Candy. Thu 3/28, Diamond Project. Sat 3/30, Fat Time. Sun 3/31, Aswah Greggori. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/22, Prodigals, Arthur Lee. Sat 3/23, Simmering, Javier Mendoza Band, Sam Post. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/29, Domestic Problems, Miles of Empty. Sat 3/30, Common Ground. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3330.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Cryin' Souls, Brett Cain Band. Sat 3/23, Harmony Riley, Missile, Rockaway Cobra. Thu 3/28, Oblique Dysfunctional Dementia. Fri 3/29, Heroes, Dazy Head Mazy. Sat 3/30, Underwater People, Matthew Moon Band. 773-975-0505.

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

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

LINCOLN SQUARE LANES 4874 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-561-8191.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Vitamin M, Perv 54, Yer Mother's Lovers. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Ingenious Whittler, Time Bomb Taxi, Pousto. Sun 3/24, 8 PM, Pave the Sun, Phistine Verona (no cover). Tue 3/26, 8:30 PM, Truth About, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wed 3/27, 9 PM, Karl Montaka Organ Band. Thu 3/28, 9:30 PM, E-Mics, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Temple of Low Men, Pinch. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Milk Plow, Nectarine Knockout, V90. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Diverse, Free Basic, Long Shot, DJs Rude One, Doc West, Anomaly & Teebot. Tue 3/26, 9 PM, Ed Harcourt. Wed 3/27, 8 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 3/28, 10 PM, the Recipe, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio. Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Brother Brother, Ray's Music Exchange. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Paul Kelly. 773-404-9494.

McGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Thu 3/28, 10 PM, Voices. 773-549-8200.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/23, Gel. Fri 3/29, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 3/30, Roadhouse Dogs. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Plaid, Nobukazu Takemura (see Critic's Choice), Mira Calix, Bob & Ray_Rod (see Post No Bills). Sat 3/23, 8 PM, "Fourth Waltz" (see Spot Check) with Graham Parker, Ronnie Spector, Nicholas Tremulis Band, David Amram, Jimmy Chamberlain, Blondie Chaplin, Steve Earle, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Hogan, Sonny Landreth, Jon Langford, Ivan Neville, Ken Nordine, Shawn Christopher, Paris Delane, Michael Scott, John Stirratt & others (benefit for Heartland Alliance's Neon Street). Sun 3/24, 6:30 PM, Dismemberment Plan (see Critic's Choice), Death Cab for Cutie (see Critic's Choice), Cex (sold out). Thu 3/28, 7:30 PM, "Troublemakers: Literary Rock & Roll" with readings by Irvine Welsh, John McNally & Joe Meno, followed by a DJ set by Irvine Welsh. Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Soul Asylum, Dovetail Joint, Pinch. Sat 3/30, 7 PM, Eels. Sun 3/31, 6:30 PM, Primer 55, Step Kings, Switched, Buzzhorn. 773-549-0203.

MIEI AMICI ESPRESSO CAFE 325 Main, Barrington: Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Evidence. 847-304-0700.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Matthew McBride. 847-259-9724.

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

MUSE CAFE 3422 Ridge, Lansing: Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Mike O'Cull. 708-418-1550.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/22, Vesicant, Great Solar, Cougars. Sat 3/23, Lunar Breakdown, Cellar, Steve Gatermewer Band. Sun 3/24, Sealed in Silence, Things Outside the Skin. Tue 3/26, Fudgie & the Fufu, Little Billy Catfish, Bill Parker & the Mother Scratchers. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 3/28, the Effect, Half Stachon, Janus. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/22, Long Shot, Organic Mind Unit, Free Basics, Speechwerks. Sat 3/23, Casolando, Karma Sutra. 847-869-0450.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Pissing Razors, December, Scar Culture, Smoke, Bunker Hill, Sprung. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 3/28 with Laura Beagle, Sapna Kumar). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, David Singer, Hushdrops, Simpletons. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Convulsions, Fenster. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tue 3/26, 9 PM, Elvi, Hemicuda, Monster Trux. Wed 3/27, 9 PM, Big Thick Skin, Silent Treatment. Fri 3/29, 10 PM, the Lust, NIL8, Milkplow. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Fat Time, Gild. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 9 PM. Sun 3/24, Beatle Jam with Vince Welnick, Blue Floyd, and Jazz Is Dead. 708-388-8881.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Sat 3/23, 10 PM, M.O.T.O., Secret People (no cover). Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Dave Tamkin & Jones Davis. 815-758-2715.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 3/22, 9:30 PM, Tempered Faith. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/22, Dark Ritual, Swek. Sat 3/23, Creepy D. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 3/27, Scurvy, Elephant. Thu 3/28, Missouri Compromise. 773-486-9862.

PIAZZA M RISTORANTE 816 W. Erie: Music in the Galleria. Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. 312-421-0022.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 3/28, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/22, Dave Andersen. Sat 3/23, Kimi Hayes, Paula Marr. Fri 3/29, Matthew McBride. Sat 3/30, Jimmy Mac. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Hamicks, Nerves, Means. Sat 3/23, Muchacha, Boris the Sprinkler, the Itch. Sun 3/24, Lozenge, Boris Hauf (see Critic's Choice). Mon 3/25, Littleman Complex, Story So Far. Wed 3/27, Fonmhor, Munition. Thu 3/28, Punchinggrey, Highball, Deadhounds. Sat 3/30, Holy Ghosts, Sweet Jap, Kill-a-watts, All Night. Sun 3/31, Sicbay, Vaz. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. Sat 3/30, Groovatron. 773-927-6073.

Q NIGHTLIFE 858 W. Ontario: Sundays, 7 PM, Soul Sanctuary, open mike (Sun 3/24 with Infinite Soul; no cover). 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Wed 3/27, 9 PM, Blo-Pops, Stephanie Rearick. 773-342-4738.

RACHEL'S CAFE & BOOKS 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths from 8:30 AM-5:30 PM. 847-310-9678.

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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Silkworm, Mates of State (see Spot Check), Swords Project. Mon 3/25, 9 PM, Release the Kraken, Knievel (see Spot Check), Crackpot. Tue 3/26, 8 PM, Jump Little Children (see Spot Check), Matt Nathanson. Wed 3/27, 8 PM, "Hoot Night: The Cure vs. Diana Ross." Thu 3/28, 7 PM, Cary Pierce, Julie Korman; 10 PM, Cary Pierce, Easily Amused. Fri 3/29, 7:30 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Doleful Lions, Brian Leach, Neilson Hubbard, Signalmen, Adam Schmitt, Innocents. Sat 3/30, noon, Yuma House, Haskels, It's My Party, Starch Martins, Pipitone, Static Radio, Kat Parsons, Rumors; 8 and 10 PM, Dolly Varden, Waterloo. Sun 3/31, 6 PM, Telepathic Butterflies, Outrageous Cherry, Lackloves, Jigsaw Seen, Pop Lolita, Crash Into June, Goldstars, Abbeys. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/23, Sister Envy. Sat 3/30, Liquid Courage. 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Jazzkammer, TV Pow. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: Sun 3/24, 11:30 PM, Micronaut with Chris Randall & Miguel Turanzas. 773-549-4140.

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

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/23, Rumor Has It. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Nicholas Barron. 773-296-9620.

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

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sat 3/23, 7 and 10 PM, Stuart Davis. Sun 3/24, Django Haskins, Mostly John, Aziola Cry. Mondays, open mike. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by John Hasbrouck. Fri 3/29, Ellis, Raine. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Fallen Angels, Hobo Junction. Sun 3/31, Josh Eden, Laura Boton, Julie Frost. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Black Country Rock, Bizarro. Sat 3/23, Aerosol Halo. Sun 3/24, Pie Hole, Gelflings. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Sat 3/30, Daily Bridge Club. 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.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Crash. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/22, Genral Patton & His Privates. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 3/29, Karmaggedon. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/22, Universal Expression, RSB. Sat 3/23, Stagalag, Aswah Greggori. Sun 3/24, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 3/27, Carl Brown. Thu 3/28, Aswah Greggori. Fri 3/29, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Sat 3/30, Gizzae, Michael Black, Spiritual, Tony Big Red, Errol T. Sun 3/31, John Osborn, Junior Demus, Major Mackrel. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/22, Homunculus, Starcandy, Lazy Rocket. Sat 3/23, Mobile Chicken Party Unit, Smokestack. Sun 3/24, 9 PM, Garaj Mahal. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Anne Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ralph Covert & friends. Thu 3/28, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Skins. Fri 3/29, Off Broadway, Helen's Promise. Sat 3/30, Urban Twang, Hillbillys From Space, John Brown & Sons of the Soil. Sun 3/31, 12:30 PM, Analog Radio; 1 PM, Stickman; 1:30 PM, Drysdales; 2 PM, Oohs; 2:30 PM, Heathrow; 3 PM, Subversives; 3:30 PM, Roger Klug; 4 PM, Maggies; 5:30 PM, Piper Downs. 773-929-1300.

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

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. Tue 3/26, 12:30 AM, DJ PNS. 773-348-5100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Dujuan. 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. Fri 3/22, Timo Maas, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, acid house, and breakbeat. Sat 3/23, DJ Nosmo, DJs Christopher Robin & John Jackson. Sundays, DJ Chester spins pop and alternative. Mondays, DJs spin synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini spins progressive house. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Delirious Danny, Steve Melvage. Sat 3/23, Andre Harris, Steve Melvage. 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. Fridays, DJ Andre Harris. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wed 3/27, Stakka & Skynett, MC Blackeye, 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. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and soul (benefit for Avon Three-Day Walkathon). 773-477-3661.

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

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Paula Sinclare, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM 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. 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. Sat 3/23, Micronaut with Chris Randall. Wednesdays, Sacrilege with DJ Toast. Thursdays, DJ Odd. Sat 3/30, DJ Abe. 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. Fri 3/29, DJs John Curley, Walsh & Sommer, Mark Centennial & Antonio. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 3/25, 10 PM, "Play" (see Post No Bills) with Kevin D. 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 nightly, 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. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 3/31, 9 PM, "Big Up!" DJs spin with Fila Brazillia, Damon Locks & Jacob Ross. 773-276-3600.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 10 PM, Glenn Underground, Mr. A.L.I. 773-395-0066.

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

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin electronic music. 773-271-4711.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin nightly until 2 AM. 773-394-2066.

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 Gene Lopez spins hip-hop and house. Tuesdays, Uncle's Living Room (metal night). Wednesdays, DJ Johnny. 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.

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

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.

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

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

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phatom. 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. 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, midnight, DJ Form. 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 & Christopher. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thu 3/28, Shaka 23, 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. Fri 3/22, DJs Gene Hunt & Farley Jackmaster Funk. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Diz, Jesse de la Pena, Damien Johnson, Julius the Mad Thinker & Cedric spin house, R&B, hip-hop, reggae & dancehall. Saturdays, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Sat 3/30, Christopher Lawrence. 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 3/28, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with Dissolvent, Evan Toutz, DPM. 312-738-9971.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 3/30, 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. Tue 3/26, DJ Red Lox spins salsa, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs Mazi, Nathan Larsen & Aaron Thompson. 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, DJs David Balquiedra, Steve Cadiz & Inbum spin house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/22, Mr. Scruff, Chris Widman. Sat 3/23, Janel Roland, Shani. Sun 3/24, Micronaut with Chris Randall & Miguel Turanzas. Mon 3/25, DJ Madrid, 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 3/28, FLX, Flip, Dave Brock. Fri 3/29, Mad Thinker, Darrell Woodson. Sat 3/30, Dave Brock, Chris Gin. 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 (Sat 3/23, midnight, "Ink" with Xviara Snow, Regina Upright, Monique Moyet, Mona Monclair & Jus Jac). 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 3/24, Ambivert, Mike Rosey, Dave Z. 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, Refried Beats with the Mass Transit DJ Crew. Sundays, RB & Ronnie. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Tom spins rock. Wednesdays, DJs Mind, Noble, Jes-e, Jockraw C. & MC Nico. Thursdays, Miss Gina & David. 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. Thu 3/28, DJs John Curley, Damien Johnson, Jernell Geronimo & Shaka 23 spin at Pure's Spring Fling Fashion Show. 312-491-9729.

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. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Tue 3/26, 70x7, DJ Mercurio. Thu 3/28, Angel Melendez y Tributo Lavoe. 847-969-1602.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, DJ Uncle Milty. Fri 3/29, 11 PM, Miss Kittin & the Hacker, David Carretta, Ellen Allien. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ALABAMA Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GREG BROWN, KAREN SAVOCA Sold out. Sat 3/23, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CLEARWATER CONNECTION Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performances. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6971 Grand, Gurnee. 847-249-1845.Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS IN NAPERVILLE 8TH ANNUAL INDOOR BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL & FIDDLE CONTEST See Fairs & Festivals.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC ALL-NIGHT PARTY See Fairs & Festivals.

KAT PARSONS Free in-store performance. Sun 3/31, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

RASCAL FLATTS, CHRIS CAGLE Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SOLAS Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

folk & country

clubs

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Lone Star State. 312-226-6666.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 3/25, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 3/26, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. Sat 3/30, 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 3/22, 9:30 PM, Dirty Love. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Big Step Down, Group Therapy. Sun 3/24, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Pat Daly & Sounds of Green. Fri 3/29, 9:30 PM, Gerard Haughey. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Allan Dee. Sun 3/31, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. 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.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 3/24, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Fred Eaglesmith, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/23, Curtis & Loretta. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 3/25, Mythic Figs, Home Kookin', Dwain Story. Wed 3/27, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. 773-465-8005.

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.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Solas, Antje Duvekot. Mon 3/25, 9 PM, Jim DeWan & Aileen Dillane (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Fast Eddie. 630-941-7100.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Terry Farmer. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck, Joel Paterson. 773-743-3355.

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. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 3/26, 9 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

SHANNON'S LANDING 192nd & Burnham, Lansing: Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-895-6919.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 3/22, Mustard's Retreat. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Old Time Barn Dance with the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band and caller Marianne Mohrhusen. Fri 3/29, Women of the Heartland. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Christopher Williams, Andrew Kerr. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 3/30, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

ROY HYTOWER, AUDREY QUEEN ROY, RICK STONE perform in the musical tribute Muddy Waters (The Hoochie Coochie Man). Fri 3/22, 8 PM, and Sat 3/23 and Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451.

B.B. KING, BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND, KOKO TAYLOR & HER BLUES MACHINE Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LADY BIANCA DUO Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 3 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

FRANK RAVEN BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

KEITH SCOTT performs with comedian Frank Caliendo. Fri 3/22, 7:30 PM, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Dave Specter Quartet. 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 3/22, Sat 3/23, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/26, John Primer Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 3/26, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 3/24, Aaron Moore with Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Mon 3/25, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/26, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 3/27, Pistol Pete. Thu 3/28, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 3/30, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 3/24, 11:30 AM, Chris Walz. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ruby Harris. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/22, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Lady Bianca, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Felix the Cat. Sun 3/24, Willie Kent & the Gents. Mon 3/25, jam hosted by King Corey Band. Tue 3/26, Matthew Skoller. Wed 3/27, Bad News Blues Band. Thu 3/28, John Brim. Fri 3/29, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Guitar Shorty, Roger Hurricane Wilson. Sat 3/30, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 10 PM, Otis Rush, Chicago Blues Angels. 312-427-0333.

BUZZ BENKOWSKI'S CORNER BAR Rte. 83 and Lake, Grayslake: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-223-8958.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/23, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/22, Brother John. Sat 3/23, Gareth Best, Ross Bon & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. 773-384-2547.

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

CARTON'S LOUNGE 21 E. Chestnut: Fridays, midnight, Bobby Holiday. 312-664-5512.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Pete Special. 773-743-5650.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Willie White. 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 3/22, Anthony Gomes Band. Sat 3/23, Lonnie Brooks. Fri 3/29, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Sat 3/30, Eddie C. Campbell. 630-513-0074.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Deborra. 312-341-9787.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-605-9900.

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

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/23, Ruby Harris. 773-878-3343.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Holmes Brothers. 708-788-2118.

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. Fri 3/22, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 3/23, Howard Scott & the World Band. Fri 3/29, Hello Dave. Sat 3/30, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 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 on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/22, 9:30 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 3/23, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/26, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Mike Wheeler (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 3/30, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. 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. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Wed 3/27, 7 PM, Avant, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (on the Main Stage). 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Steppers Set with Tenry Johns. Fri 3/29, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/30, "Chicago All-Star Blues Revue" with Judy Noa, Johnny Cosgrove, R.P. Michaels, Patrick Doody, Peaches Staten, Joe Jammer, Nathalie Drasse, Tony "Cash" Caccitolo, Tony Ferraro, Mike Gibb, Jimmy Kenny, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns, Hank Ford, and Kenny Anderson. 708-389-7810.

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 3/26, 8:30 PM, Blind Lemon Pledge. 708-547-1456.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/22, 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 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 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 3/28, Big T (live radio broadcast). Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-477-4646.

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, Crumar & friends with Mac "Jay" Jordan. 708-756-2327.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Saturdays, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. & friends. 773-989-4569.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/22, Bluesmyth. Sat 3/23, Tenry Johns Band. Sat 3/30, Penthouse Playboys. 630-446-4001.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/23, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 3/30, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/30, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 3/26, 8:30 PM, Ken Saydak Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/23, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Fri 3/29, Matthew Skoller Quartet. Sat 3/30, Mansfield Blues Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 3/22, Bea Brady Rock & Soul Revue. Sat 3/23, Doug McDonald & the Blue Mirror Band. Fri 3/29, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 3/30, J.B. Ritchie. 815-477-0340.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Johnny Rawls. Sundays, 11 AM, gospel brunch; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 3/27, Vini & the Demons. Thu 3/28, Dave Weld. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Jimmy Burns. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 3/22, Pinetop Perkins. Sat 3/23, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Jody Williams. 773-342-0452.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Killer Ray & the WJ Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. 773-723-0592.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Steve Cushing & the Ice Cream Men. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 3/29, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 3/30, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Wed 3/27, BK Elmore. 312-943-7815.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MICHAEL BAZAN, MAUREEN CHRISTINE & STEVE RAMSDELL perform in "Jazz It Up!" Mon 3/25, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

TODD BOYCE Free in-store performances. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH KURT ELLING under the direction of Jeff Lindberg performs A Tribute to the Arranger: Nelson Riddle, Billy May & Quincy Jones. Sun 3/24, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

NICK COLIONNE performs at the annual Spring Jazz Showcase. Sat 3/23, 8:30 and 10 PM, Radisson Hotel, 75 W. Algonquin, Arlington Heights. 847-639-3333 or 847-338-8855.

JIMMY ELLIS & JODIE CHRISTIAN Benefit for "Day to Create" art education program. Fri 3/22, 6 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

BORIS HAUF & ADAM SONDERBERG, TV POW See Critic's Choice. Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

BONEY JAMES Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

DIANA KRALL Sold out. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

KEIKO MATSUI Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE performs as part of Chicago WinterDance; free admission. Sun 3/24, 3 PM (with dance lessons at 2 PM), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

JON WEBER Free concert. Tue 3/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVID YOUNG & FRIENDS Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, 9:30 PM, Elastic Revolution Productions, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

jazz

clubs

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

ANDIE'S 5253 N. Clark: Restaurant. Mon 3/25, 6 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 773-784-8616.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/22, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Doug Hayes & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/23, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Steve Sandner Quintet with Jasper Thilo & Ann Farholt. 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 3/27, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 3/28, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 3/29, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/30, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Alejo Poveda Sextet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-1919.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 3/24 through Sat 3/30, Detour. Sun 3/31, Christopher's Project. 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 AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/27, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/29, Bradley Williams & His 21st Century Review (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 773-384-8600.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Fri 3/22, 7:30 PM, John Bany Quartet with Claudia Stefanski. 630-574-2155.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 3/30, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 3/28, Typhanie Monique Trio. Fri 3/29, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 3/23 and Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Segue. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Wed 3/27, 8 PM, Guy Fricano Band. Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Bob Centano & Spider Saloff. Sun 3/31, 2 PM, Judy Roberts. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 3/28, 6 PM, Kelly Brand. 773-489-4757.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 3/24, 2 PM, Nite Beats Trio. 773-743-5650.

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Les Walton Trio. Thursdays, Scott Stenten Duo. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain (no cover). 630-469-1080.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Sundays, 8 PM, East Winds. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 3/26, 9:30 PM, Triage. Wed 3/27, 10 PM, John Butcher & Rhodri Davies (see Critic's Choice). Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Tiny Hairs, Ribbon Effect, Lou Mallozzi & Michael Zerang. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/29, Elaine Dame. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 3/28, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 3/30, Trio du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 3/23, Don Saran Trio. Sat 3/30, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/24, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Big Band. Wed 3/27, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Left Bank Playboys. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY Upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Thu 3/28, 7:30 PM, Steve Million Duo. 630-978-2088.

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 3/22, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 3/23, Equinox 5 with Allison Belleville. Wed 3/27, Shawn Salmon Trio. Thu 3/28, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Fri 3/29, Upbeat Trio with Chris Siebold. Sat 3/30, Steve Evans Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Tue 3/26, 9 PM, Conjunto. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Sun 3/31, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 3/22, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Orbert Davis Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Orbert Davis Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/24, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Lloyd Brodnax King Sextet, Mitch Paliga Quintet; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 3/27, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 3/29, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 3/24, 5:30 PM, Theo Bleckmann & John Hollenbeck; 8 PM, tribute to Light Henry Huff with Sound Therapy, Sherry Scott, Breath with Dee Alexander, Yosef Ben Israel & Avreeyal Ra, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Mwata Bowden, Ari Brown, Douglas Ewart & others. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 3/28, 8 PM, Him. Fri 3/29, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls, Tricolor. Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Chicago Quintet with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Anderson, Harrison Bankhead, Ari Brown & Vincent Davis. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Thursdays, open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

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.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thu 3/28, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-893-0300.

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 3/22 through Sun 3/24, Cyrus Chestnut Trio. Tue 3/26 through Sun 3/31, Charles McPherson Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. 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: Sun 3/24, noon, Tim Green Trio. Wed 3/27, 8 PM, Layni Katz Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MASCK 730 Waukegan, Deerfield: Fri 3/22, 9:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. 847-236-1400.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 3/27, 7 PM, Bob Baglione Duo. Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. 630-446-4001.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Sundays, 5-8 PM, Leon Keyes Jr. & Phriends. 630-325-2900.

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 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Dave Specter Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Jesper Thilo Quintet. 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. Sun 3/24, Jazz Avengers. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 8 PM. Sundays, Emilie Conway Trio. 773-465-1483.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 3/22, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Nicole Kestler Quartet. Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 3/27, 8:30 PM, Typhanie Monique Trio. Thu 3/28, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 3/29, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/22, BMR4. Sat 3/23, Dave Gordon Trio. Tue 3/26, Donny Nichilo Duo. Wed 3/27, Dave Flippo Trio. Sun 3/31, 8 PM, "Singer Spotlight" with Gerald McClendon, Dina Joy Byrd, Eugenia Elliott, and Tamara Anderson. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sun 3/24, 9 PM, Lozenge, Boris Hauf (see Critic's Choice). 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thu 3/28, Fred Miller. 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. 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.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Fridays, 9 PM, Justin Kramer Trio. 847-329-0478.

SHEBEAN KING BOHEMIAN CAFE 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

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. 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). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble (call 312-263-1649 for more information). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

SPIRIT CAFE 131 Dundee, Buffalo Grove: Thursdays, 8 PM, Nick Tesker Quartet. 847-465-1526.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. Sundays, 6 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-486-7427.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fridays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio (no cover). 847-991-7006.

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 3/22, Fred Anderson Quartet. Sat 3/23, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 3/28 through Sat 3/30, Thurman Barker Quartet. 312-791-9050.

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

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 3/28, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

GUNDECHA BROTHERS Dhrupad recital with Umakant & Ramakant Gundecha (vocals) and Akhilesh Gundecha (pakhawaj). Sat 3/23, 6:30 PM, Chinamaya Mission Auditorium, 11 South 80, Route 83, Hinsdale. 630-415-2620.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES perform klezmer, Greek, Gypsy, Balkan, and Scandinavian music. Sat 3/23, 7 PM, Great Oaks Waldorf School, Hemenway United Methodist Church, 933 Chicago, Evanston. 847-864-9980.

ORQUESTA RUMBA Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-7827.

international

clubs

BLACK FOREST 8840 Waukegan, Morton Grove: Saturdays, 6 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 847-965-3113.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Thu 3/28, 8 PM, El Sindicato Argentino del Hip-hop, Kinto Sol, Conflictos. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Josh Deep. 773-489-3160.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Hocchiku with Hiroyuki Kodama. 773-381-3042.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by cha-cha dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/23, 9:30 PM, Rembetika. 773-348-7592.

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

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

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. 773-481-2050.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music; 10:30 PM, open mike. 773-545-7022.

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

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

CRISTINA ALTAMURA piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (D. Scarlatti, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Chopin). Wed 3/27, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BASSANO QUINTET (Milhaud, Wolf, Rossini, Dvorak). Sat 3/23, 3 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

SEAN BENNETT piano (Bizet, Chopin, D. Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Gluck, and others). Sat 3/30, 7 PM, the Beautiful Sound piano showroom, County Line Square, 120 Burr Ridge Pkwy., Burr Ridge. 630-325-9999.

CHAMPAGNE PLAYERS (Dohnanyi and others). Sun 3/31, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

CHICAGO CHORALE Bruce Tammen, conductor (Howells, Bach, Bruckner, Kreuz, Palestrina, Persichetti). Sun 3/24, 8 PM, First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn. 773-667-4571.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Alexander Platt conducts Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 3/28, 8 PM, Fri 3/29, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/30, 8 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with cellist Lyn Harrell (Rossini, Lutoslawski, Rimsky-Korsakov). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Sat 3/23, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with pianist Theodora Satolia and soprano Maria Zouves (Theodorakis, Skalkottas). Sun 3/24, 4 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY BAND Richard R. Fischer conducts a free concert (Jenkins, Camphouse, Grainger, Allen, Bennett, Anderson, Barker). Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY SCHOLA CANTORUM Wed 3/27, 11 AM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT COMPOSERS RECITAL Free admission. Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CORINTHIAN TRIO (Grieg, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

DU PAGE CHORALE Lee Kesselman, conductor. Sun 3/24, 7:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JENNET ENGLE, PAUL HAMILTON, AND STEVE INGLE oboe, piano, and bassoon, in a free concert (Telemann, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc). Mon 3/25, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with soprano Rose Guccione (Schubert, R. Strauss). Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR performs music of Mozart in a religious service. Sun 3/24, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FLUTES UNLIMITED Fri 3/22, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MORNING CHOIR in a Good Friday religious service (Poulenc, Lotti, Monteverdi, Victoria, and others). Fri 3/29, 7:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Cube performs music of Roscoe Mitchell, Malcolm Goldstein, and Bongani Ndodana. 312-362-9707 or 312-554-1133.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Steve Mazarowski. 773-486-4093.

BRENDA HUANG piano. Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

AARON KRISTER JOHNSON piano (Schumann, Beethoven, D. Scarlatti). Sat 3/23, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 773-294-1577.

DOUG LOFSTROM AND THE NEW QUARTET (Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky, Piazzolla, Lofstrom, and others). Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

MARTHA MASTERS guitar. Fri 3/22, 7:30 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

METROPOLIS YOUTH SYMPHONY Robert Ian Winstin, conductor. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

DAVID MULBURRY organ, in a free recital (Bach, Sowerby, Rheinberger). Fri 3/22, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Kenneth Slowik, conductor, with soprano Ann Monoyios and violinist Elliott Golub (Marais, Campra, Leclair, Rameau). Fri 3/22, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor (Mozart, Dvorak, Martinu, Smetana). Sun 3/24, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NOVA PIANO QUARTET (Mozart, Martin, Brahms). Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Martin, Berry, Berkey). Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 3/23, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

THE SECOND CITY MUSICK and others in a concert of viola da gamba music (Byrd, Gibbons, Lawes, Locke, Purcell, and others). Sun 3/24, 4 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 773-764-4342.

ARUNA SERBANESCU AND MICHAEL WILSON soprano and piano, in a free recital (Handel, Mozart, Frank, Stradella, Serbanescu). Sat 3/23, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-987-1196.

PETER SERKIN piano (Schoenberg, Beethoven). Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RITA SIMO presents music of Chicago composer Florence Price in a free lecture-concert. Sat 3/23, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

GREGORY SMITH clarinet, with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang (Debussy, Brahms, Finzi). Mon 3/25, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with the Trinity Christian College Choir (Pergolesi, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Borodin). Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with pianist John Browning (Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Webern, Barber). Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

SYMPHONY II STRING QUARTET performs Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Tue 3/26, 7:30 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-753-7406.

MARK VALENTI (Beethoven, D. Scarlatti, Prokofiev, Debussy). Tue 3/26, 7:30 PM, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect. 847-253-5675.

VERMEER QUARTET features "original meditations" by speakers Michael Pfleger, Addie L. Wyatt, John Shea, Landis McAlpin, Donald L. Parson, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Alison L. Boden, and Martin E. Marty in a performance of Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Wed 3/27, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

THOMAS WEISFLOG organ, with narrator Kenneth Norcott (Dupre, Le chemin de la croix). Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

WESTMINSTER CHOIR Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor (Verdi, Poulenc, Messiaen, Brahms, Schoenberg, Britten, Barber, Menotti, Custer, Ives, traditional). See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 231.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

fairs & festivals

BALKANSKE IGRE 37TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING FESTIVAL features "traditional music and dance of the Balkans and Eastern Europe." International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th: Fri 3/22, 8 PM, "mini-workshop and party." Sat 3/23, 9 AM-5 PM, dance and music workshops; 7:30 PM and 9 PM, Balkanci, Izgrev, Kolorit, Sladok Son & others. Sun 3/24, 9 AM-5 PM, dance and music workshops. 773-324-1247.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS IN NAPERVILLE 8TH ANNUAL INDOOR BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL & FIDDLE CONTEST Holiday Inn Select, 1801 Naper Blvd., Naperville: Fri 3/22, 7 PM, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lynwood Lunsford & the Misty Valley Boys, Tommy Brown & County Line, Nob Hill Boys, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Sat 3/23, 10:30 AM and 1 and 7 PM, Jim & Jesse, Mountain Heart, Special Consensus, Northwest Territory, Art Stevenson & High Water. Sun 3/24, 1 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water, fiddle contest. Festival also includes music & dance workshops & open jams. 630-505-4900.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC ALL-NIGHT PARTY features continuous music in various rooms from Sat 3/30, 6 PM, to Sun 3/31, 6 AM, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln: 6 PM, "Leadbelly singalong" with Mark Dvorak & friends, Midway Ramblers Cajun Band, Tania Fel; 6:45 PM, Greg Cahill & friends; 7 PM, Wilson Avenue; 7:05 PM, "Rat Pack singalong" with Jonathan Gross; 8:10 PM, Jackie Allen; 9:30 PM, Robbie Fulks, Aerin Tedesco, Antje, Upsy Daisy, Ben Porter, Graves, Covered in Honey & others; 10 PM, Ted Parrish & Lenny Marsh; 12:15 AM, B.L.T.; 1 AM, Will Sims & Chris Winters; 1:45 AM, E.E.; 2:45 AM, Karma Sutra; 3:45 AM, Lush Budgett with Susana Pineda. Program also features workshops and open jams. 773-728-6000.

miscellaneous

BIG SMITH performs percussion at the Women Writers Series, which features poet Ruth Weiss and an open mike. Wed 3/27, 7:30 PM, Guild Complex, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Hocchiku with Hiroyuki Kodama. 773-381-3042.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Cube performs music of Roscoe Mitchell, Malcolm Goldstein & Bongani Ndodana. 312-362-9707 or 312-554-1133.

JACKSON HEIGHTS COBRA SINGERS Free concert. Fri 3/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 8 PM, music and spoken word with the Men's Art Forum. 773-348-7592.

DAN LEMONNIER Children's concert entitled "Tales of Mother Goose." Sat 3/23, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

JOAN FOREST MAGE performs "Season Songs." Tue 3/26, 7 PM, Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North. 312-951-7323.

RAMSEY HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Fri 3/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

REGINA DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA, JAZZ CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, REGINA SINGERS & CHORALE under the direction of David Hiett perform at the 44th annual spring benefit concert. Sun 3/24, 7 PM, O'Shaughnessy Theatre, Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust, Wilmette. 847-256-7660.

TAKE 10 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 3/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 3/22, Hinton High School Community Band. Tue 3/26, Blackhawk Christian High School Concert Band. Wed 3/27, Midland Lutheran College Concert Choir, Midlander's Girls' Chorus. 312-346-3278.

WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL BAND & CHOIR Free concert. Mon 3/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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