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Rock, Pop, etc.

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ANDERSON COUNCIL Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PAUL ANKA Sun 4/14, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ARBOR AVENUE STATION Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700.

BEACH BOYS, STEVE MORRIS Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, JOHN EDDIE 18 & over show. Sat 4/6, 8:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BLUE CARTOON Free in-store performance. Sun 4/7, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

RAY CHARLES & HIS ORCHESTRA Benefit for Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation. Mon 4/8, 8:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL CHERTOCK Piano performance and discussion as part of the program "A Night at the Movies." Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Arcada Theatre, 12 S. First Ave., Saint Charles. 630-584-3378.

CHICAGO STUDIO OF PROFESSIONAL SINGING performs works by Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Porter, Berlin, Sondheim & others at a dinner concert. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan. 773-764-5022.

CHURCHILLS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

JIM COLE Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

COMMONBOND Sun 4/14, 7 PM, the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 815-748-2880.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performances. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3539 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-443-8160. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

DRUNKEN MONKEE, WORLD FAMOUS, THUMP, JAMEISHA TRICE, DJ SPIDER perform at "Fashion Euphoria." Thu 4/11 and Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 62 E. 11th. 312-344-8134.

DUMMY ANTENNA, FLECK/VELAT, 1234 perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Fri 4/5, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

HERB EIMERMAN Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

KEITH ERIC & WATERHOUSE Free concert. Thu 4/11, 11 AM, cafeteria, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 263.

FACE TO FACE Free in-store performance. Mon 4/8, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

FIVE FOR FIGHTING, WAYNE All-ages show. Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

FIVE YEAR JACKET Fri 4/5, 9 PM, the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 815-748-2880.

FLOWER KINGS, CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO All-ages show. Mon 4/8, 8 PM, Cutting Hall Theater, 150 E. Wood, Palatine. 773-878-8974.

4 HIM, KATINAS Mon 4/8, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GALACTIC, PHARCYDE, TRIPLE THREAT 18 & over show. Thu 4/11, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

JOHNNY GILL & DOTTIE PEOPLES perform "A Fool for Love." Thu 4/11, 7:30 PM, Fri 4/12, 8 PM, and Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3539 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-443-8160.

RON HAWKING Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Sat 4/6, 3 and 8 PM, and Sun 4/7, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

HEATHER'S DAMAGE, THE PUSH, BRANDIE MADRID, JULIE SCOTT, BIG SMITH, RIPLEY CAINE, ELLEN ROSNER, AND SUMMER CHANCE perform at "Sound/Motion" as part of the Lesbian Arts Festival. Wed 4/10, 7:30 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

CLIFF HILLIS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL QUARTET Wed 4/10, 8 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

THE IDEA Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

JV, RUSSOUL, ANDREUS, RAMELLE, SEVEN & MARQSEVEN perform at the Chicago Talent Network Neo-Soul Showcase. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

PAULA KELLEY Free in-store performance. Sun 4/7, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

LAKE EFFECT, NICK SONDY & ED REARDON, LUMBERJACKASS perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Sat 4/6, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

KEVIN LEE Free in-store performance. Mon 4/8, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

LIL' ROMEO Sat 4/6, 3 and 7 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-559-1212.

LOGAN'S LOSS Free concert. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3230.

RON MAZUREK performs in "Electronic Encounters" with video by Gregg Biermann as part of Pulse 2002. Sat 4/13, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

PAUL McCARTNEY Wed 4/10 and Thu 4/11, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL J. MILES ENSEMBLE with Jackie Allen & Glenda Zahra Baker, in a performance of America 1941: Songs, Literature, Politics. Sun 4/7, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BOB MOULD Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

BOB MOULD, HER SPACE HOLIDAY All-ages show. Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

NATURALLY SEVEN Free concert. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Founders Lounge, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3230.

NO DOUBT, THE FAINT See Critic's Choice; sold out. Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

'NSYNC Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

O'JAYS, DRAMATICS, TEMPTATIONS REVIEW WITH DENNIS EDWARDS Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

OPEN MIKE Sat 4/13, 7 PM, True Right Church, 311 E. 95th. 773-468-6006.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2520 Sycamore, De Kalb. 815-758-8771.

ELLEN ROSNER, CHICAGO DRAG KINGS, BETTI BLU & HER FABULOUS DRAG KINGS and others perform as part of Chicago Collegiate Pride Fest 2002. Sat 4/6, 6:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-413-9862.

SCUMMERAI, HANS GRUSEL'S KRANKENKABINET, METALUX, RUBBER O CEMENT, NAUTICAL ALMANAC, PANICSVILLE, KINQUE VOLUTE and others perform as part of the Electronic Puppenhorten Festival; see Critic's Choice on Hans Grusel. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Office Space, 755 N. Ashland. 773-671-6085.

MARTIN SEXTON 18 & over show. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

STARBALL Free in-store performance. Sun 4/7, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Ozomatli opens Fri 4/12; Keller Williams opens Sat 4/13. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 6:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

SUPERMINTS Free in-store performance. Mon 4/8, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

SUPERS Free in-store performance. Thu 4/11, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

MARVIN TATE'S D-SETTLEMENT Wed 4/10, 9 PM (preceded by an open mike at 8 PM), Guild Complex, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

TENACIOUS D, HOME TOWN HERO All-ages show; sold out. Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

TURKIES DUNN, ROB REID & JASON BRAUN No cover. Sun 4/14, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 618-670-8933.

THE VAGUE Free in-store performance. Wed 4/10, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

MARK WATSON BAND Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ROB ZOMBIE, SINISSTAR Sold out; all-ages show. Fri 4/5, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Elvis Brothers, Starbelly, Shazam, Terry Anderson, Bobby Sutliff, Cliff Hillis, General Store, Michael Carpenter. Sat 4/6, 1 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Violet Time, Cherry Blossom Clinic, Cells, Capitol Years (see Spot Check), Bradburys, Shy Nobleman, Sketch Middle; 10 PM, Clem Snide (see Spot Check), Stickman Jones, Kevin So. Sun 4/7, 9 PM, Giant Sand (see Critic's Choice), Sally Timms. Thu 4/11, 9 PM, Red Star Belgrade, Danzig & Wolley, Kent Rose. Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Beulah, Mazarin, Happy Supply. Sat 4/13, 9 PM, Ee, Dan Littleton, Chiyoko Yoshida, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thu 4/11, Sweet Jane. 773-348-5100.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Mr. Meyers. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike with Paul Allodi. Sat 4/13, 9 PM, Tom Carey Band. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 4/5, Holly Golightly (see Critic's Choice), Greenhornes, Ponys. Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Supermint, Grip Weeds, Supremium, Sparklejets, Andersons, Hutch, the Stand, Barry Holdship Four. Sun 4/7, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Paranoid Lovesick, Parallax Project, Beatifics, Kenny Howes, Einstein's Sister, Nice Guy Eddie, National Drag, Joy Poppers. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/9, Anny, Dayna Malow. Wed 4/10, Lunar Breakdown, Negligence, Collusion. Thu 4/11, Wes Hollywood, Bon Mots, Phil Rockrohr. Fri 4/12, Woggles, Bleed, Lords of the Altamont. Sat 4/13, Pudder Project, Boda. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Kneedrill, Gaskit, Klepto. Sat 4/6, 1000 Rubs, Mud Toys, Method 3. Thu 4/11, Lori Wyatt. Fri 4/12, Blues Monks, Man From Fiery Hill, Strangers in Dreams. Sat 4/13, Relax Boy, Postfader, Jupiter. Sun 4/14, Crusterz, Resination, Shooting Blanks. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Frank D'Rone. 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.

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-535-4800.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Andersons. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Church Dog & Tim Nagle. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Jason Narducy. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/6, Lisa Tindell & Moonlit Candy. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Carlos Washington & Giant People. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Thu 4/11, Pseudopod. Fri 4/12, Liza & the Soulstars. Sat 4/13, 1000 Vertical Feet. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/5, Autumn War, Space Potatoes. Sat 4/6, Serilian. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 4/12, Uproar. Sat 4/13, Midnight Larry. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 4/5, 7 PM, Paul Allodi. Sat 4/6, 7 PM, DJ Paulie A. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 4/12, 7 PM, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Evolution. Fri 4/12, Terata. 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 4/7, Leslie Hunt, Just Jayme, Hiroki Tamai & Joel Meister. 773-348-8536.

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/5, Bleary, Elmer Hotly, Fergus Daly & Jessica Billey. Sat 4/6, Yellow House, Nobs, Celestial Crumb. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/5 and Sun 4/14, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sun 4/7, Soul Slipper. Wed 4/10, Delafields. 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: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike for poets and musicians. 773-743-5650.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM on weekends. Sat 4/13, Dirty Dan Buck, Deluxury. 630-513-0074.

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

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

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/5, Maggie Speaks, Barking Mad. Sat 4/6, Milkplow, Drawing a Blank. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 4/11, Arthur Lee. Fri 4/12, Pat McCurdy. Sat 4/13, Friends of Pete, Hat Guys. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Schaffer Street, Dan Darrah Band. Sat 4/6, 10:30 PM, Waste, Twisted Brain, Genral Patton & His Privates. Mon 4/8, "WB on Tour" hosted by Jamie Kennedy, with Course of Nature, Nappy Roots (no cover). Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 4/13, 10:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Daily Bridge Club. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/5, Mr. Blotto. Sat 4/6, Dan Darrah Band, Bryter. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/12, Rubber, Overtone. Sat 4/13, Quantum Leep. 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 4/5, 8 PM, Tracy Adams; 10:30 PM, Kevin So. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh. Sun 4/7, 8 PM, David Balsi. Mon 4/8, 8 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Cole Porter). Thu 4/11, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3 performs music by Burt Bacharach & Hal David. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Tracy Adams; 10:30 PM, Jordan Simonson. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Charlene Brooks Trio. Sun 4/14, 8 PM, Sara Davis; 10 PM, David Balsi. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe & Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Sundays and Mondays, 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 4/7, Sol Reys, DJs Pete & Mark spin soul. Mon 4/8, DJs Tim & Dan spin punk rock. Tue 4/9, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 4/10, DJs Jayson & Keith. Thu 4/11, DJ John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Ocean Blue, Hang Ups, Light FM. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Pages, Box-o-Car, Wolcott, Lovelies. Mon 4/8, 9 PM, Leave, the Wait, Hindersole. Tue 4/9, 9 PM, Things Outside the Skin, Ceoxime, Sealed in Silence. Wed 4/10, 9 PM, Annika Bentley, Stuart Davis, Wendy DeBias. Thu 4/11, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Million Yen, Vandalias, Enuff Z'nuff, Johnny Monaco, the Girls, Rosenbergs, Daybirds. Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Zwan, Frogs (sold out). Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Zwan, Sleeping at Last (sold out). Sun 4/14, 10 PM, Zwan, Impossible Recording Machine (sold out). 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: Wednesdays, 11 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 4/5, Underwater People. Sat 4/6, Naughty Boy Jack. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/12, Jack Straw. Sat 4/13, Lisa Rene Band. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Acid Overdrive. Sat 4/6, Takabite. Fri 4/12, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 4/13, Don't Ask. 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 4/5, Wicked Garden, Drop. Sat 4/6, Catfight. Sun 4/7, Julie Dutchak & Dave Tamkin. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thu 4/11, Catfight. Fri 4/12, Core, Nobody, Paul Allodi. Sat 4/13, Pat McCurdy. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/13, the Nod. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/5, Orson's Well, Bartley Fritsche, Dexter, Nectar. Sat 4/6, Drunken Monkeys, Number One Son, Voodoo Kings. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 4/9, Acrobatic Ashes, Pousto, Enamor. Wed 4/10, 8:30 PM, benefit for Open Hand Chicago with Chris McCoy, Michael Jantz, and Julie Korman. Thu 4/11, MVP, Stratospherius, 56 Hope Road. Fri 4/12, Silicone Honey, Release, Shifties. Sat 4/13, Big Bang Music Theory, Sean Wiggins, Big Daddy Roaches & Little Roach. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/5, Ripleys. Sat 4/6, Terata. Fri 4/12, the Blast. Sat 4/13, Chuckleheads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, TRS-80 (see Spot Check), K-Rad, Pal:ndrom. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Hood (see Critic's Choice), Pulseprogramming, Eternals, DJ Bob, DJ Dyber. Sun 4/7, 10 PM, Kid606 (see Critic's Choice), Gold Chains (see Critic's Choice), Lesser. Mon 4/8, 9:30 PM, Nad Navillus, Rivulets, Seth Knappen. Thu 4/11, 10 PM, "Nitelite for Kids" with Poem Rocket, Tom Daily & the Volunteers, and Ether Net (benefit for P.L.A.Y., Possibilities in Life: Art for Youth, and the Junior Committee of Pediatric AIDS Chicago). Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Pegboy, Dillinger Four, Arrivals. Sat 4/13, 9:30 PM, Cursive, Appleseed Cast, An Automotive, Rollo Tomasi. Sun 4/14, 7 PM, Frontier performs at a screening of found films with filmmakers Jeff Economy & Carolyn Faber; 9 PM, Sage Francis, DJ MF Shalem B, Edan the Humble Magnificent, Grand Buffet. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Second Hand Poets. Sat 4/13, Jen G. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 4/5, Amy Luetgert. Fri 4/12, 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.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Wed 4/10 and Thu 4/11, 4 PM, New Invaders. 312-266-1944.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. 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. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Pele, An Automotive, Coptic Light (see Spot Check), Kaito. Sat 4/6, 6 PM, River City Rebels, Boris the Sprinkler, Briefs, Manda & the Marbles; 10 PM, Rubber O Cement, Mark 4, Grand Ulena, Sicbay, Vertonen, Brent Gutzeit. Sun 4/7, 5 PM, Cadaver Inc., Madcap, Dead & Gone, Otophobia, Sbitch, Systemic Infection. Mon 4/8, 6 PM, Crown, Darkest Hour, All That Remains, Enforsaken, Dead to Fall. Tue 4/9, 7 PM, Check Engine, Volta Do Mar, Stinking Lizuveta, Tale of Genji, Tungsten 74. Wed 4/10, 7 PM, Pavers, Full, Reno Divorce, Ratbag Hero. Thu 4/11, 6 PM, Stryder, the Story So Far, Few & Far Between, Pilots Provided. Fri 4/12, 6 PM, Cursive, Appleseed Cast, God's Reflex, One Fifth Griffith. Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Strike Anywhere, Trial by Fire, Kill Pill; 5 PM, Mustard Plug, Logan's Loss, 500 Hats, Lizdezics; 10 PM, Hella, Xiu Xiu. Sun 4/14, 5 PM, Sage Francis with DJ MF Shalem B, Edan the Humble Magnificent, Grand Buffet; 9 PM, Shiner, Schatzi, Ten Grand. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/5, 9 PM, Reckless Kelly, Mary Cutrufello, Gary Stier. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Christy McWilson with Dave Alvin, Scott McCaughey, Bobby Lloyd Hicks, Joe Terry & Rico Bell. Wed 4/10, 8 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight" with Jen Chada, Jim Loftus, Fannie Floros & Jeani Filip. Thu 4/11, 8:30 PM, Saps, the What. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Mabel Mabel. Sat 4/13, Gizzae, Time. 847-821-1234.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 4/5, Friends of Pete. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/12, Starch Martins. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Mondays, 8 PM, DJ Chris spins punk rock. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/5, art opening with Kym. Sat 4/6, Drubins, Wanderers, Nonetheless, Van Palicke, Sometimes Seven. Fri 4/12, Vandalias, Dorian Taj. Sat 4/13, Brother Noompsi, Los Maneros, Freeform Flows. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 4/8, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ruby & Vicky Boofont. Tue 4/9, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wed 4/10, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thu 4/11, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 4/6 and Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 4/7, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. 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, Mark Farris. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Jim Wright & Mark Vornado; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 4/14, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Jen Porter. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 4/10, 9:30 PM, Susie Windish (no cover). Thu 4/11, 9:30 PM, Ripley Caine. 773-871-4210.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/5, 9:30 PM, Fat Time. Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Fly Williams. 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 4/5, Bob's Yer Uncle, Brother Lowdown. Tue 4/9, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Cycle Something, Churchills, Harmony Riley, Kevin Lee, Mark Watson Band, Time Beings, Trolley, Shakes. Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with New Duncan Imperials, Doug Roberson & the Swarays, Swinger, Ted Ansani Project, Violet Time, Evelyn Forever, Anderson Council, Freak City Soundtrack. 773-472-5139.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM; no cover. Sat 4/6, pianist Buddy Charles. 847-724-7171.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/5, Quantum Leep, Chrome. 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: Fri 4/12, 7 PM, 1000 Foot Krutch, Ace Troubleshooter, Justifide, Nifty Tom Fifty. Sun 4/14, 7:30 PM, Dennison Marrs, the Blamed, Sea & Ocean, Never Enough. 847-506-1024.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 4/6, Michael Kelsey. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/5, 9:30 PM, benefit for WLUW with Butterfly Child, Settler, Steph Turner. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Reckless Kelly; 12:30 AM, DJs Mary Nisi & Colleen McHale. Sun 4/7, 8 PM, "Burlesque Tartare" features "performances inspired by traditional and burlesque acts"; 10 PM, Japanize Elephants. Mon 4/8, 10 PM, Edward Burch & Leroy Bach (no cover). Wed 4/10, 9:30 PM, Archaeology, Prosperity Wallet. Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, benefit for WLUW with Riptones, Jon Langford, Gary Stier, Red Star Belgrade. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Pullman, Janet Bean & Concertina Wire; 12:30 AM, DJ Meow Mix. Sun 4/14, 10 PM, Pullman, Janet Bean & Concertina Wire. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Thu 4/11, Rubber, Sofa Kings. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/6, Blue Marvin, Hacks. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Thu 4/11, Something In-Between, Second Nature. Sat 4/13, Seven Day Run, LSD, Urban Decay. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 4/14, 4 PM, "Sunday Songs" with Lucy Smith, Mari Anne Jayme. 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. Fri 4/5, Dave Andersen Band. Thu 4/11, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Fri 4/12, Steve Roth & Sean Albrecht. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 4/10, Jon Gram. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Wed 4/10, 9 PM, Shawn & Jenell. 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/5, 6:15 PM, Sparta, Thursday, Detachment Kit. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Radiators, Seven Day Run. Sun 4/7, 6:30 PM, Reel Big Fish, Red Light Green Light. Mon 4/8, 5:20 PM, Face to Face, Midtown, the Movielife, Thrice, Half Stachon. Thu 4/11, 6:15 PM, Cannibal Corpse, Dark Funeral, Pissing Razors, Incantation. Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Sizzla, Turbulence. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 4/6, Andrea, Detour. Mondays, open mike (Mon 4/8 with Carlton Dixon, Loose Society, Chester Gregory, Roger Harris). Tue 4/9, Tony Smith. Sun 4/14, Fada Wayne & the High Grades. 312-266-2400.

JD MUGGS 437 S. Addison Rd., Addison: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 630-833-2570.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Mon 4/8, 9 PM, Peter Andreadis (no cover). 773-645-3667.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 4/6, Hairbanger's Ball. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 4/12, Seattle, Soulfix, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 4/13, Mike & Joe. 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 4/5, Supermint, Fin, the Tide. Sat 4/6, Then Again, Javier Mendoza Band. Wed 4/10, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Wombats, Vague, Epicycle, Supers, Returnables, Kelly's Heels, Matt Backer, Shawn Stuckey. Thu 4/11, Friends of Pete. Fri 4/12, Flapjacks, Trio Logic, the Deer. Sat 4/13, Nadas, the Charm. 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. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. Tuesdays, Rich Gonshak, Todd Harper, Victor Mariano. 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.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Primo, Bob Rising & the Suck City News Flash, Multivitamins. Sun 4/7, 10 PM, Heavy Mental (no cover). Tue 4/9, 7:30 PM, Michel, Convulsions. Wed 4/10, 9 PM, Lunar Pilots, Cattle Queen (no cover). Thu 4/11, 9 PM, the Pocket, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Sober Dozi. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Radio Flyer, Calico Cats. Sun 4/14, 9 PM, Gelflings, Olde Style (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Tony Levin Band (see Spot Check). Sat 4/6, 8 PM, benefit for Crossroads Fund and Nuclear Energy Information Service with Tallulah, Jeff Tweedy, M. Fix, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch. Wed 4/10, 8 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Monte Montgomery, Highway 9. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Funkadesi. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/6, Smalls. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Luv. Sat 4/6, Tumbleweeds. Fri 4/12, Killer Stevens. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/5, 9 PM, Tanya Donelly (see Spot Check), Chris Lee. Sat 4/6, 6:30 PM, Showoff, Eyeliners, Allister, Reunion Show; 11:30 PM, Bumpus, Urban Funk Ordinance. Sun 4/7, 6:30 PM, Forty Piece Choir, Sainte Chappelle, Absinthe Blind. Mon 4/8, 7 PM, the Faint, the Lust, Interpol. Wed 4/10, 7:30 PM, "30 Bands in 30 Minutes" with Cane Corso, Cells, Ralph Covert, David Young Dek-Tette, Doug Hoekstra, Felt Ups, Frisbie, Gentleman John Battles, Go-Go Devils, Fareed Haque & Goran Ivanovic, John Greenfield's Rock Band, John Hasbrouck, Lynne Jordan, Karma Sutra, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Kim, Jon Langford, Mystechs, Jess Pillmore, Ellen Rosner Band, Sister Child, Slink Moss & the Flying Aces, Starball, Stone, Convulsions, Stuart Davis, Scott Free, El Grupo, Twang Bang, Dolly Varden, and Verbow (benefit for the Neo-Futurists). Thu 4/11, 7 PM, Les Savy Fav (see Spot Check), Milemarker, Apes. Fri 4/12, 6:30 PM, the Business, Strife, Rise Against, Pistol Grip; 11:30 PM, Flickerstick, Ruby Horse. Sat 4/13, 5:30 PM, Atmosphere, Heiruspecs, Aesop Rock, Soul Position, Brother Ali, Qwel, DJs Mr. Dibbs, Deejaybird & PNS. Sun 4/14, 7 PM, Millencolin, Home Grown, Bombshell Rocks. 773-549-0203.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Amy Kelly Band. 630-446-4001.

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: Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes Band. 847-259-9724.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/5, Head Down, Blanco, High Ball. Sat 4/6, Vote Quimby, Symptoms. Sun 4/7, Robin Dean. Tue 4/9, Maria Luz & the Prophets of the Lord. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 4/11, Transistor Dummyhead, Water On Electricity, Blue Sixteen. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, B-3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield, Buddha's Belly. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Mabel Mabel, Claire Massey, Deb Montgomery. Sun 4/7, 8 PM, Andrew Calhoun. Mon 4/8, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with 3rd Degree, Tommy Flake, Starball, Lovelies, Arthurs, Paula Kelley, Blue Cartoon, Post Office. Tue 4/9, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Vertigo with Kid Charlamagne. Thu 4/11, 8 PM, Dub Dis. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, David Olney, Bucky Halker. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Dorks, Faux Jean, Decals, Kickouts. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Anne Harris, Ruben Waters Loves You, Melissa Rose Ziemer. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tue 4/9, 9 PM, Bananasac, Meqqa, Waste. Wed 4/10, 10 PM, DJ Moe, DJ Norm Rockwell, DJ Miss Tasha, Don Mallet. Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Woolworthy, Rock Star Club, Swizzle Tree, Stories for Boys. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute), Bobby Stratosphere & the Blood Club, Almighty Rogers. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Crash. 708-756-0600.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Off Broadway. 708-388-8881.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome (no cover). 630-782-9091.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Dave Tamkin & Jones Davis. 815-758-2715.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/13, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/5, Surf Zombies, Rotgut. Sun 4/7, Trapeze Unit. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 4/10, Pajama Man. Thu 4/11, Joe Mannix. Fri 4/12, Grickle Grass. Sat 4/13, Land of the El Caminos, System & Station, Room 101. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 4/11, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Steve Roth, Nikki Alvarez. Sat 4/13, Arthur Lee. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/5, Devlin & Dietel. Sat 4/6, Paul McKinney. Fri 4/12, Matthew McBride. Sat 4/13, Steve Roth & Nikki Alvarez. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/6, Like Young, Braves, Written in the Sand, S.T. Monroe. Sun 4/7, 10 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Flatus, Dutchmen. Mon 4/8, Two-Man Advantage, Reunion Show, Rotten Fruits. Tue 4/9, Chased, Nobs, Pillowmints, Mike Ill. Wed 4/10, Cougars, Paper Airplane Pilots, Princeton Reverb Colonials, Month of Sundays. Thu 4/11, Kaspar Hauser, Jason Frederick, Children's Hour, Mechanical/Electrical. Fri 4/12, Milk at Midnight, the Motion, Planck Length, No. Sat 4/13, Three Dollar Bill, Sixty-Eights. Sun 4/14, 10 PM, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Microwaves, Xoca. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/6, Lubriphonic. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. 773-927-6073.

Q NIGHTLIFE 858 W. Ontario: Sundays, 7 PM, Soul Sanctuary, open mike, DJ Mike Flow (no cover). 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Tue 4/9, Shady Grove. Wed 4/10, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Cooler by the Lake. Thu 4/11, Casolando. Sat 4/13, King Candy, Joe Irizarry. 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, Arturo Santana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Philips. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic. 312-640-1000.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/5, 10:30 PM, Christy McWilson with Dave Alvin, Scott McCaughey, Bobby Lloyd Hicks, Joe Terry & Rico Bell. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Mason Jennings, Cameron McGill. Sun 4/7, noon, International Pop Overthrow with Sneeze, Eric Howell & the Implants, Moviestar, Wendy Lp, Rich Cox Band, Family Jules, Herb Eimerman, Julian Leal; 8 PM, Mason Jennings, Steph Turner Overdrive, DJ Evil Vince. Mon 4/8, 7 PM, Catfish Haven, Danny Black's Healthy White Baby, Matt Melde & Doug Lyons, DJs Matt Fields & Dave Rucins. Tue 4/9, 9 PM, Frank Orrall & friends. Wed 4/10, 7 and 10 PM, Carla Bozulich & friends perform Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger (see Spot Check), Nels Cline Singers (see Spot Check). Thu 4/11, 9 PM, Town & Country, Swamp Sugar, Bosco & Jorge. Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Of Montreal, Marshmallow Coast, Songs: Ohia, Early Day Miners. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Sadies, Cash Audio, Jon Langford. Sun 4/14, 9 PM, Webb Brothers, the Reputation. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Sponge, V90. 630-257-6383.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/5, Only Sons. Sat 4/6, Stevie Starlite. Sat 4/13, Jostelen Weed. 630-372-2900.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Sat 4/13, 9 PM, Mark Snell. 847-329-0478.

602 NORTH 602 North, Chicago Heights: Sat 4/13, 11 PM, We R (no cover). 630-790-6100.

60 WEST, AMERICAN GRILL 950 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Turnstyles. Sat 4/6, Salt & Silver. Fri 4/12, Nanuco. 847-549-6111.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Stevie Starlite. 847-991-2150.

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

STARGAZE 5419 N. Clark: Thu 4/11, 8 PM, Commonbond. 773-561-7363.

STREGA NONA 3747 N. Southport: Italian restaurant. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Bob Burger-Zellinger (Frank Sinatra tribute), DJ Tito Renghini spins R&B. 773-244-0990.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room. Fri 4/5, 9 PM, June, Stolie. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Karma Tease, Rockaway Cobra. Fri 4/12, Starcandy. 773-278-6600.

T. PATRICK MURPHY'S 9953 Southwest Hwy., Oak Lawn: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/6, Velocity. Sat 4/13, Fuzz. 630-495-1171.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. Sat 4/13, Smokestack. 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 Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 4/5, benefit for the Chicago Abused Women's Coalition with Antje, Ripley Caine, Summer Chance, Anne Harris, Aerin Tedesco, and Katie Todd. Sat 4/6, 6 PM, Danny Flannigan, Green Choby, Kennedys. Sun 4/7, Nicolette Manglos, Nomad Planets, Jen Porter. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 4/11, Punctured Bicycle. Fri 4/12, Eric Hansen, Micki Croissant. Sat 4/13, Melaniejane, Wendy DeBias. Sun 4/14, Jim Marlowe, Danzig & Woolley, Jay Mathes. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Hushdrops, Ness, Joypoppers, Sono. Sat 4/6, Hundo. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Fri 4/12, Team Hoss. Sat 4/13, Head Down, 2GK, Panic 12:52. 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/5, Jimbo Delta. Sat 4/6, Goldstars, Gouda. Fri 4/12, Free Beer. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/6, Slap Happy. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/5, Baaro. Sat 4/6, Shado, New Flavor. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 4/10, DJ Field Marshal. Thu 4/11, Rico. Fri 4/12, 5 PM, Rico; 9:30 PM, Gizzae. Sat 4/13, Zeleke, Kojo. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/5, 1000 Vertical Feet, Groovatron, Lotus. Sat 4/6, 8 and 11 PM, Webb Wilder, Urban Twang. Wed 4/10, Heartsfield. Thu 4/11, Groovatron. Fri 4/12, Cedarcase, Lush Budgett, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 4/13, Delafields, Jeff & Vida, Cantina. 773-929-1300.

YAK-ZIES 3710 N. Clark: Fri 4/5, 6 AM-1 PM, live radio broadcast with Bob Mould, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, Waco Brothers & others. 773-525-9200.

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

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. 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. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, acid house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 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. Saturdays, 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 4/10, Dom & Roland, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thu 4/11, Feed the Machine. 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. Sat 4/6, DJ Chris Gin. Mondays, "House of Tut" drag night; DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wednesdays, DJs Mustafa Rocks & Jay Too spin hip-hop, disco, soul, and R&B. Thursdays, DJ Pharris. 312-266-1234.

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

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

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

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. 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. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, Sacrilege with DJ Toast. Thursdays, DJ Odd. 773-878-8241.

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

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

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

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

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/8, 10 PM, "Play" with Hood (see Critic's Choice). 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. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 312-204-9991.

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

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

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

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

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. 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.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Saturdays, 11:30 PM-5 AM, DJs Whoski & Derek Flaum spin house music in the Foundation Room (Sat 4/6 with DJs Jes & Ares; Sat 4/13 with DJs FLX & Julius the Mad Thinker). 312-923-2035.

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. Thu 4/11, 8 PM, DJs spin house, hip-hop, and soul at a benefit for the Avon 3-Day Walkathon. 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 & Phantom. 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: Fri 4/5, 9 PM, DJs Mixin' Marc, Erik K. & Fuel. 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). 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. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, DJ Robbie D. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, 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 4/5, Gene Hunt, Robert Owens, Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Fri 4/12, Ron Carroll, Teddy Douglas, Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/5, Roy Davis Jr., DJs Diz, Jesse de la Pena, Damien Johnson, Julius the Mad Thinker & Cedric. Sat 4/6, Ken Ishii, John Curley, Keith Swiat, Hiroki & Mark Centennial. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos & Agent 47. 312-733-6699.

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

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Paul Norman, Mista Mashup & Liquid G-zus. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & Julius the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK 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, DJs spin hip-hop. Saturdays, 7 PM-7 AM, DJs Justin Long & Sativa spin house. Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs Sadar, Lee Collins, Rusoul & Richie Rich spin disco, house, underground, funk, and soul; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norm 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 4/5, Andy Caldwell, Darrell Woodson. Sat 4/6, Justin Long, Alana. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth, ethereal, and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and New York punk & new wave. Thu 4/11, 4BZ, DJ Anton, El Del. Fri 4/12, DJ Colette, Devo. Sat 4/13, DJ Heather, Brett Haynes. 773-549-4140.

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

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJ Earl Pleasure spins trance and house. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins hip-hop & house. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins metal. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop, trance, house, and progressive. Thursdays, DJs 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, 8 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJs spin reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb spin hip-hop. Wed 4/10, Indigenous DJs spin downtempo house. 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 (no cover). Sundays, Form & DJ 8. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Tom spins rock. Thursdays, DJs RB & Ronnie. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

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. Saturdays, DJs Mike Z. & Structure. 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. 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. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

MIKE AGRANOFF, CHRIS McNAMARA Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171 or 630-964-4871.

BROOKS & DUNN, GARY ALLAN, DWIGHT YOAKAM, TRICK PONY, CHRIS CAGLE Sat 4/13, 5:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

CENTURY CELTIC ENSEMBLE Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

FOREST VIEW EXPRESS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ANNE HARRIS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747.

JOE HIGGINS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ANTHONY KEARNS Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Saint Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-1416.

SUE McCLELLAND Free concert. Fri 4/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performances. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

RICHARD SHINDELL, KATE RUSBY WITH JOHN McCUSKER & ANDY CUTTING Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SKIRTLIFTERS Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MICHAEL SMITH, ERIC LUGOSCH Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Sat 4/13, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

KEN WALDMAN Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

WEAVERMANIA performs a tribute to the Weavers. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Nathan Manilow Theatre, Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood, Park Forest. 708-747-0580.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tue 4/9 and Wed 4/10, 9 PM, Danu. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Hardtimes. Sun 4/14, 7 PM, Hillbilly Roundup with Kent Rose & the Haunted Hearts. 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 4/8, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/6, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Clodhoppers, Ellie Mays. Fri 4/12, Mayflys. 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 4/5, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Sun 4/7, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Sun 4/14, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Gerard Haughey. 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. Thu 4/11, 8 PM, Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey. 773-473-5263.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, Gus Friedlander & friends. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/8, 7:30 PM, bluegrass band the Grass Menagerie performs; on the same program, Sherry Kramer's play David's Redhaired Death. 773-549-5549.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 4/6, Switchback. Fri 4/12, Paddy Go Easy. Sat 4/13, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 4/6, 7 PM, Ellis Paul (see Critic's Choice). Tue 4/9, 8:30 PM, Tom Russell, Andrew Hardin. Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Dale Watson, Trent Summar. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, J.D. Crowe & the New South. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Cornmeal, Tacit Hounds. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/6, Cooper, Nelson & Early. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 4/10, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 4/5, David Dunne. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Fri 4/12, Velvet Green. 847-724-7171.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session; 8 PM, Gareth Woods. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 4/11, 9:30 PM, Can-Ky-Ree, Jeff & Vida, Thin Man. 773-227-4433.

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

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

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 4/6, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Sundays, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-645-3667.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 4/5, 9 PM, Morgan Fingleton. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, New Element. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 9 PM, St. James Gate. 630-325-3732.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Mon 4/8, John Hasbrouck. 773-989-5674.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/8, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Salthill Mines. Fri 4/12, Celtic Clann. Sat 4/13, Joey Edwin. 630-941-7100.

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: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Richard Buckner, Che Arthur; 10:30 PM, Christy McWilson with Dave Alvin, Scott McCaughey, Bobby Lloyd Hicks, Joe Terry & Rico Bell. Sat 4/6, 7 PM, Don Conoscenti, Graves. 773-525-2508.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ARBOR AVENUE STATION Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

GUY DAVIS Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

JOHNNY GILL & DOTTIE PEOPLES perform "A Fool for Love." Thu 4/11, 7:30 PM, Fri 4/12, 8 PM, and Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 4/6, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

KEYSTONE ALLEY "Music and Masterpieces" music concert; free admission. Thu 4/11, 2 PM, Martin D'Arcy Museum of Art, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-2679.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR under the direction of Rollo Dilworth. Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-4890.

FRANK RAVEN BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3232 Lake, Wilmette. 847-256-3220.

WOOD & WIRES Free in-store performances. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/5, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 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 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mon 4/8, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/9, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Sat 4/6, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 4/9, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Nellie Travis. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. 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 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sun 4/7, Jimmy Burns. Mon 4/8, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/9, John Primer & the Real Deal. Wed 4/10, Pistol Pete. Thu 4/11, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, noon, Eric Noden. 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 4/5, 5 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Anson Funderburgh & Sam Myers, Mojo & the Boogie Man. Sat 4/6, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 10 PM, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, Toronzo & Cannonball Express. Sun 4/7, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 4/8, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 4/9, Paul Reddick. Wed 4/10, Charlie Love. Thu 4/11, Pistol Pete. Fri 4/12, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Carey Bell, Big G. & the Real Deal. Sat 4/13, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden; 10 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Wailin' Walter & the Blues Screamers. Sun 4/14, Joanna Connor. 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.

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.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Phil Guy. 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 4/5, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 4/6, Holmes Brothers. Fri 4/12, Biscuit & the Mix. 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 4/5, Jimmy Burns Band. Sat 4/6, Dave Specter Trio. Fri 4/12, Willie Kent & Bonnie Lee. Sat 4/13, Rockin' Johnny. 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.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Joe Bella (tribute to Muddy Waters). 773-973-2233.

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 4/6, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 4/13, Phil Guy & the Chicago Blues Machine. 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: Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 4/6, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. Tue 4/9, 8:30 PM, JM & the New Generation (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 4/13, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sun 4/14, 6 PM, benefit for Growing Home with Erwin Helfer, Detroit Junior, Les Brown, Katherine Davis & others. 773-465-8005.

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. Fri 4/12, 9 PM, 8 Hands on 88 Keys with Barrelhouse Chuck, Erwin Helfer, Detroit Junior, and Pinetop Perkins. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 4/5, Chicago Playboys. Sat 4/6, Matthew Skoller. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/9, Phil Armetta. Wed 4/10, Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 4/13, Vino Louden. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/5, Blue Plate Special. Fri 4/12, Patrick Doody Group. 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 4/9, 8:30 PM, Blind Lemon Pledge. 708-547-1456.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 4/6, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. 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 4/11, John Primer (live radio broadcast). Fri 4/12, John Primer. Sat 4/13, Carl Weathersby. 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.

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 4/5, Lindsey Alexander. Thu 4/11, Blue Plate Special. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Steepwater. 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 4/13, Rhythm City. 773-252-1155.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 4/9, 8:30 PM, Carl Davis Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/12, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 4/13, Ken Saydak Trio, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 4/5, Savoy Brown. Sat 4/6, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Wed 4/10, Pete Special. Fri 4/12, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 4/13, Carl Davis Band. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Geneva Red. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 4/10, Vini & the Demons. Thu 4/11, Marty Sammon Band. Fri 4/12, Matthew Skoller Band. Sat 4/13, Matthew Skoller & Little Smokey Smothers. 773-645-5200.

RINGSIDE 1122 W. Devon, Elk Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Howard & the White Boys. 847-895-9444.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 4/5, Sat 4/6, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 4/12, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 4/13, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band. 847-329-0478.

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.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/6, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Fri 4/12, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 4/13, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 4/5, Felix & the Cats with Elmo Bliss. Sat 4/6, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

jazz

concerts

FARUQ Z. BEY & THE NORTHWOODS IMPROVISORS Free concert. Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JANICE BORLA, ART DAVIS, MARK COLBY, JOHN McLEAN, FRANK CARUSO, DAVE MARR & JACK MOUSE Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 4/7, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

EQUINOX 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MAYNARD FERGUSON & THE BIG BOP NOUVEAU BAND Sat 4/13, 8 PM (Thornridge High School Jazz Ensemble opens), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222. Sun 4/14, 7 PM (College of Lake County Jazz Ensemble opens), Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

JOHNNY FRIGO QUARTET Sun 4/7, 6 PM, Bethany Lutheran Church, 235 Lundy Lane, Leland. 815-495-4431.

MARNIE GLASER QUARTET with Dennis Luxion, Nick Tountas, and Rusty Jones performs jazz vespers. Sun 4/7, 7:30 PM, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 8450 Shermer, Niles. 847-965-8210.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA with Larry O'Brien and Kevin Sheehan. Fri 4/5, 2 and 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

MARCUS JEFFERSON Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2520 Sycamore, De Kalb. 815-758-8771.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MICHAEL J. MILES ENSEMBLE with Jackie Allen & Glenda Zahra Baker, in a performance of America 1941: Songs, Literature, Politics. Sun 4/7, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES WITH BOB OJEDA Mayo Tiana, director; free admission. Thu 4/11, 7:30 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School Auditorium, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-442-4636.

JOANIE PALLATTO & SPARROW with John E. Magnan & Alejo Poveda. Fri 4/5, 7 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-466-9473.

NORMAN PALM JR. Free concert. Tue 4/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Sun 4/14, 2:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA WITH JANICE BORLA Highland Park High School Jazz Band opens; benefit for Highland Park Community House. Sat 4/13, 7 PM, Midlane's Green to Tee Golf Dome, 2201 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Wed 4/10 and Fri 4/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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 4/8, 6 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Leandro Lopez-Varady. 773-784-8616.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/5, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/6, noon, Bloom School of Jazz; 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Everett Green Quintet. 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 4/10, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 4/11, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 4/12, noon, Franz Jackson, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope, Dan Delorenzo & Peter Roothan; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/13, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Nick Colionne. Tue 4/9 through Sat 4/13, Charlie Johnson. 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 4/10, Steve Koerber Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 4/13, 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 4/11, Pete Benson & Scott Burns, George Flaudas. Sat 4/13, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. 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: Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Claudia Stefanski Quartet. 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. 847-647-8282.

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.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Econosize Swing Orchestra. 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 4/9, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 4/10, 9:30 PM, Avram Fefer & Bobby Few (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Trio du Jour. Sat 4/13, Don Saran Trio. 630-435-5288.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 4/6, Equinox 5. Sat 4/13, Dave Kuliba Band. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 4/7, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Sun 4/14, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners 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 Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Thu 4/11, 7:30 PM, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 4/8, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 4/7, 9 PM, Ray Bailey Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 4/5, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/7, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/12, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, David Berkman Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, David Berkman Quartet; 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: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 4/10, 8 PM, Nicole Mitchell & Black Earth String Ensemble. Thu 4/11, 9 PM, John Lindberg & Wendell Harrison. 312-362-9707.

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 4/7, Dave McDonnell & Dylan Ryan, Aram Shelton & Jonathan Crawford. Sun 4/14, Ken Vandermark, Design Flaw. 773-935-2118.

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

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

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thursdays, 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 4/5 through Sun 4/7, Ira Sullivan Quartet. Tue 4/9 through Sun 4/14, Andrew Hill Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/5, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mon 4/8, 8:30 PM, George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Dan Trudell & Scott Burns. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 4/10, 8 PM, Layni Katz & the Andy Meacham Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa performs "Is There Anything Going on Upstairs?"; 9:30 PM, Jade & Her Funk & Jazz 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. Thu 4/11, 8:30 PM, Kari Nelson Trio, Zach Brock Quartet. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Wed 4/10, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Thu 4/11, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 4/10, 7 PM, WesBound Trane. Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill with Hinda Hoffman. 630-446-4001.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). 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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/6, Barclay 3. 773-252-1155.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue (no cover). 630-782-9091.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Guaranteed Swahili. Mon 4/8, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 4/12, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 4/14, Don Tisch 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 4/5, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 4/10, 8:30 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Thu 4/11, 8:30 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Fri 4/12, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 4/13, 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/5, Frank Portolese Trio. Sat 4/6, Edwin Daugherty Quartet, Carl Davis Band. Tue 4/9, Donny Nichilo Duo. Wed 4/10, Mark Madsen Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thu 4/11, Fred Miller. 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/5, Q-Blue. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 4/12, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 773-342-4738.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. 312-467-1600.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fri 4/5, 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.

60 WEST, AMERICAN GRILL 950 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/13, Kreflo. 847-549-6111.

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 LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 4/8, Jazz Avengers. 773-327-2739.

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 4/5, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 4/6, Rez Abbasi-Christian Howes Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wed 4/10, 47th Street Jazz & Poetry Revue with Michael Warr. Thu 4/11, Edwin Daugherty Quartet. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. 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. Thursdays, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

ARIS BISKIS ENSEMBLE Percussion ensemble; free concert. Wed 4/10, 11 AM, cafeteria, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 263.

BRAZIL BRAZIL Brazilian percussion ensemble; free concert. Mon 4/8, 11 AM, cafeteria, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 263.

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB WITH OMARA PORTUONDO Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

CHEVERE, HOWARD LEVY, BOOMSHAKA perform with a robot designed by Dan Kluk of the Laboratory for Intelligent Mechanical Systems at Northwestern University's annual Rite of Spring concert. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

ELIEZER & EL COMBO DE LAS ESTRELLAS performs as part of the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 4/5, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

HOWARD LEVY (keyboards, harmonica) with John Wubbenhorst (flute), Humayan Khan (vocals), and Anil Datar (tabla). Sun 4/7, 7 PM, Adidam Midwest, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-661-0127.

PANCHO SANCHEZ Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SLAVIC PROJECTION FOLK ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 4/12, 11 AM, cafeteria, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 263.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, tropical beats, and Latin pop. 312-427-2572.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Ydnac. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/6, 9:30 PM, Angel Melendez y Su Orquesta Arallue, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, DJ El Papichulo (preceded by Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). Sat 4/13, 9 PM, Portuguese Fado singer Mariza; 11 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 4/6, 9:30 PM, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Niko Panomitros, Andreas Kalamoundas & Niko Lambrinites. 773-348-7592.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sun 4/7, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino performs 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.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo & DJ Johnny Rumba spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

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.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez. 847-969-1602.

classical

ACCESSIBLE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC in a free program (Boustead, Assad, Velat, Torruella). Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Lakeview Lutheran Church, 835 W. Addison. 773-528-0233.

BACH SOCIETY MUSICIANS (Bach, Handel). Sun 4/14, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Gian Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and The Telephone. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Sun 4/7, 3 PM, Wed 4/10, 2 PM, Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 8 PM, and Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

MARK BRANDFONBRENNER, YUKIKO OGURA, KATHLEEN BRAUER, AND KEVIN CASE cello, viola, and violins, with others in a Holocaust Remembrance Day program (Krasa, Haas, and others). Mon 4/8, 7:30 PM, Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism, 1221 County Line, Highland Park. 847-432-7950.

CARDIFF AND VALE MUSIC SERVICE ORCHESTRA Mon 4/8, 2 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-506-2097.

DAVID CATES harpsichord, in a free concert. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

PAWEL CHECINSKI piano (Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiev, Piazzolla, Liszt). Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Brahms, Hindemith, Danzi). Sun 4/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Mon 4/8, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with former Senator Paul Simon, narrator (Copland, Beethoven). Free admission. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-346-3278 or 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky). Sun 4/7, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. Tue 4/9, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA Farobag Homi Cooper, conductor (Beethoven, Fuchs, Ippolitov-Ivanov). Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS (Heiden, Thomas, Mozart). See Critic's Choice. Sun 4/7, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Zubin Mehta, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider (Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Beethoven). Thu 4/11 through Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Zubin Mehta, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Nadja Michael, tenor Jon Villars, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Berlioz, The Trojans at Carthage). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with guitarist Brian Torosian in a free concert (Rossini, Rodrigo, Schumann). Sun 4/7, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-604-6776, 312-341-1521, or 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in public rehearsal. Sat 4/6 and Sat 4/13, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY HANDBELL CHOIRS Sun 4/7, 7 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CUBE (O'Leary, Maresca, Kruisbink, Campodonico, Boulez, Maderna, De Marez Oyens, Skalkottos, Heller, Gerhard). Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

EAST MEETS WEST MUSIC ARTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Fengshi Yang conducts a program of "Chinese and modern music for traditional and western instruments." Sun 4/7, 3:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-357-6714.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Ollie Watts Davis (Mozart, R. Strauss, Mussorgsky/Ravel). Fri 4/5, 8:30 PM, Sat 4/6, 8 PM, and Sun 4/7, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS AND BRASS CHOIR in public rehearsal. Sun 4/14, 4:30-9 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7203.

EMERSON STRING QUARTET, KALICHSTEIN-LAREDO-ROBINSON TRIO (Beethoven, Wolf, Schoenberg, Brahms). Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

FINE ARTS QUARTET (Haydn, Elgar, Mendelssohn). Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/5, 12:10 PM, cellist Jennifer Fay Miyahira and pianist Fumiko Tokunaga Jensen (Bach, Haydn, Dvorak, Paganini, Massenet). Fri 4/12, 12:10 PM, DePaul Clarinet Choir (Bouffil, Putz, Mozart). 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FULCRUM POINT with soprano Tony Arnold and narrator Studs Terkel in a program of new music (Schoenfeld, Sellars, Weill, and others). Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, School of the Art Institute, 280 S. Columbus. 773-722-5463.

RACHEL GALAY-ALTMAN AND JUNICHI STEVEN SATO cello and piano, in a free recital (Beethoven, Piazzolla, Galay). Thu 4/11, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

OSCAR GHIGLIA guitar, in a tribute to Andres Segovia. Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HARP CONSORT in a program of Latin American composers. Tue 4/9, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

HARPER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler, conductor, with cellist Anthony Porter and guitarist Steven Suvada (Glazunov, Giuliani, Schubert). Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Building J Theatre, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

HILL-MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR AND CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Fri 4/12, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

HOLLAND-AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY COMPETITION Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston: Sat 4/6, 3 PM, viola finals; 8 PM, cello finals. Sun 4/7, 3 PM, winners concert. 847-467-4000.

ILLIAN ILIEV AND SLAVINA ZHELEZOVA clarinet and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bozza, Weber, Lovreglio). Wed 4/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MARIA VITTORIA JEDLOWSKI guitar, in a free concert (Campodonico, Maresca, Peyrot, Linnemann, Kruisbrink, Obrovska, Misurell-Mitchell, Westerberg, Ginther). Sun 4/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free recital (Hotteterre, Boismoiter). Mon 4/8, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

KLANG Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

LAWRENCE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Thu 4/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

VLADIMIR LEYETCHKISS piano (Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt). Thu 4/11,

7:30 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8535.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY HONORS RECITAL features student singers and pianists. Fri 4/12, 7 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO (Haydn, Hindemith, Mendelssohn). Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez, conductor (Hanson, Handel). Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-4019.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Brian Groner, conductor, with clarinetist Mary Payne (Vaughan Williams, Bartok, Rossini, Weber). Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT features soprano Ellen Hargis in "The Courtesan's Voice in the Time of Machiavelli" (Verdelot and others). Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Shane Mizicko, conductor (De Borgo, Cirone, Green, Neihaus, Ptaszynska, Kraft, Dawson). Wed 4/10, 7:30 PM, Recital

Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-2636.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor, with soprano Greta Pope and l'Harmonie de la Croix Valmer (Fontana, Lopez, Husa, and others). Sun 4/7, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRING QUARTET in a free concert. Sun 4/7, 3 PM, north campus, Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

OELWEIN HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Mon 4/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Levin, Beethoven). Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

MURRAY PERAHIA piano (Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin). Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 4/6 and Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with bass Douglas Anderson and soprano Linda Dayantis-Straub in a program of Bach cantatas. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. 773-248-4883.

DESIREE RUHSTRAT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, AND ELAINE FELDER violin, cello, and piano (Glinka, Waxman, Schoenfeld, Beethoven). Sun 4/14, 7 PM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE (Brouwer, Pachelbel, Beethoven, Hindemith). Sun 4/14, 4:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP (Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro). Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, and Sun 4/7, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Bartok, Prokofiev, Barber, Bernstein). Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Douglas Schneider, conductor. Free admission. Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, St. Anne Church, 120 N. Ela, Barrington. 847-381-6959 or 847-985-0837.

JOHN SNIJDER piano (Busoni, Scriabin, Rijnvos, Fox, Ayres). Thu 4/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

MYKOLA SUK piano (Mozart, Liszt, Revutsky, Kolessa). Sun 4/14, 2:30 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Ho Chung Yeh, conductor (R. Strauss, Hindemith, Buonamente, Chung, Copland). Sun 4/7, 3:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

TAKACS STRING QUARTET with poet Robert Pinsky (Janacek, Barber, Britten, and others). Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

TRIO LYDIA (Bach, Mozart, Sancan, Debussy). Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Saint James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 312-782-3532.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO COMPUTER MUSIC STUDIO in a free recital of University of Chicago composers (Sutherland, Start, Edwards, Volker, Sevilla, Snapper, Malsky, Shirley). Mon 4/8, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

DAWN UPSHAW soprano, in a benefit for Dominican University. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6454.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Prokofiev, Beethoven). Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1502 N. Hoyne. 773-394-0423.

WILLIAM WARFIELD baritone, with pianist Jeffrey Panko (Gershwin, Copland, Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Kern). Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Glenview United Methodist Church, 727 Harlem, Glenview. 847-475-4819.

RICHARD WEBSTER organ. Sun 4/7, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

WHEATON COLLEGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Mon 4/8, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

miscellaneous

ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/5, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LAURIE BERKNER Children's concert. Sun 4/7, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BIG SMITH performs percussion as part of Chicago Collegiate Pride Fest 2002. Sat 4/6, 4:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-413-9862.

WILLIE L. CARTER, KENNETH P. CARTER & COSMO Free children's concert. Sat 4/6, 2 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6915.

CHEVERE, HOWARD LEVY, BOOMSHAKA perform with a robot designed by Dan Kluk of the Laboratory for Intelligent Mechanical Systems at Northwestern University's annual Rite of Spring concert. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS performs a revue of popular show tunes entitled Sidetrack IV: Bottoms Up! Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Sat 4/13, 5 and 8:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

COMPUTERS & COMPOSERS Students from the University of Chicago computer music studio perform electronic music; with Timothy Edwards, Benjamin Sutherland, Elizabeth Start, Pieter Snapper, Matthew Malsky, John Shirley, Mark Volker, and Tiffany Sevilla. Mon 4/8, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-842-4402.

EDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT & JAZZ BANDS Free concert. Fri 4/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 4/7, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Futz. 773-878-5552.

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

KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR Sun 4/7, 3:45 PM, Lilydale First Baptist Church, 649 W. 113th. 773-928-0507.

KIDS FARE: OPERA WITHOUT TEARS, MUSICAL THEATER WITH A SMILE Children's concert with Northwestern University students. Sat 4/13, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 4/14, 11 AM and 4 PM, children's show with Justin Roberts. 847-869-0450.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 4/14, 4 PM, children's show with Nelson Gill. 773-525-2508.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 4/8, Phoenix Youth Jazz Band. Tue 4/9, Latin School Band. Wed 4/10, We Remember, We Care (gospel concert). Thu 4/11, tribute to Duke Ellington with musical excerpts from Sophisticated Lady. Fri 4/12, Saint James High School Choir. 312-346-3278.

WHEATON COLLEGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE WITH MICHAEL BURRITT under the direction of Kathleen Kastner. Mon 4/8, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

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