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ANJB3 performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

ARBOR AVENUE STATION Free in-store performance. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3539 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-443-8160.

BILLY BRAGG & THE BLOKES, BLACK 47 18 & over show. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & NANCY DAVIS BOOTH Fri 4/19, 8 PM, and Sat 4/20, 5 and 8:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, NEKO CASE & HER BOYFRIENDS Fri 4/26, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

CHEMICAL BROTHERS, PAUL OAKENFOLD, SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, JIMMY VAN M 18 & over show. Sat 4/20, 7 PM-2 AM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

THE CHURCH Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ELVIS COSTELLO Free in-store performance. Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

CRAZY CURT & THE FIREBALLS, LIL' T-BONE, EILEEN BOEVERS TRAVELING TROUPE and others perform at a benefit for the Children's Heart Foundation. Fri 4/26, 6 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 630-428-1298.

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Thu 4/25, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

DEKAM performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performances. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

DISHES Free in-store performance. Fri 4/26, 7 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

EARWIG SPECTRE, KEEN perform in "Blondes in Despair: A Drag Musical Homage to the Films of David Lynch"; with the Coughs & others. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Crac House, 1626 S. Newberry. 312-491-1062.

ESKE, NONFICTION NOISE, PUNCH IN THE FACE, AUTHORITY ABUSE, PRETENTIOUS ASSHOLES, VICE DOLLS, VIRUS perform as part of Chicago Fest 2002. Sat 4/27, 7 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-667-1418.

FIVE IRON FRENZY, STRETCH ARMSTRONG, SQUAD FIVE-0, INSYDERZ, CR-33 Sat 4/27, 6 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 630-833-3733.

DEBBIE FRIEDMAN Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Temple Beth El, 3610 Dundee, Northbrook. 847-205-9982.

GOV'T MULE, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART 18 & over show. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ESTER HANA Benefit for the Northtown Arts Center Summer Dance Camp. Sun 4/28, 8 PM, Northtown Arts Center, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

JOHN HASBROUCK Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, Gerber-Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville. 773-381-8030.

HEATHER'S DAMAGE, SUMMER CHANCE, RIPLEY CAINE, ELLEN ROSNER perform as part of the first annual Lesbian Arts Festival. Wed 4/24, 7:30 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

HELLO DAVE, LLAMA, 56 HOPE ROAD 18 & over show. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

HEXSTATIC performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MARIA HINES Free in-store performance. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

HIP FETISH Free in-store performance. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performances. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

IDES OF MARCH Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

LOS JODIDOS, TRAS DE NADA, GUARDA, SYSTEMIC INFECTION, BREAD & WATER, SKARP, KUNG FU RICK perform as part of Chicago Fest 2002. Sun 4/28, 1 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-667-1418.

KEN KAGAWA & THE ALTER EGOZ, GINA COSTELLO, RAINBOW SONG LEAF, ROLLIE ST. BACON and others perform at a show hosted by Brian Costello; no cover. Fri 4/26, 7 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

SINUOUS, YUPPSTER, ALEX KISLITSYN, ROYAL SPACE FORCE perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Fri 4/19, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

STEVE KOUBA performs keyboards and guitar as part of Frump Tucker Theatre Company's performance of Trust. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Thu 4/25 and Fri 4/26, 8 PM, and Sat 4/27, 5:30 and 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

LA DEUCE performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, midnight, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

L'ALTRA performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 11 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

PATTY LARKIN, GREG BOERNER Concerts for a Cause benefit concert for Lazarus House. Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

CYNDI LAUPER Benefit for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Sat 4/27, 6 PM, grand ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker. 312-922-2322, ext. 335.

JOAN FORREST MAGE Sat 4/20, 7 PM, Healing Earth Resources, 3111 N. Ashland. 773-327-8459.

MALADE DE SOUCI Free in-store performance. Sat 4/20, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MAMMALS, FLASHBULB, TROLLODOS ENSEMBLE, DJ BOSCO perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Sat 4/20, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

MARTHA'S TROUBLE Free in-store performance. Sun 4/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Sold out. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN McENTIRE, JOHN HERNDON, CASEY RICE, CGC, JORDAN BENWICK, RDIE perform as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

KEN MEDEMA Sun 4/28, 6:30 PM, Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill, Naperville. 630-922-0470.

MERKABA performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, 1 AM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MUSHUGANAS, LA MANTRA DE FHIQUIRA, IV ROTOR, VULTURE, TUBUKU perform as part of Chicago Fest 2002. Sun 4/28, 6 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-667-1418.

NOMAD PLANETS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

NUDGE performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 1 AM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

OK GO, THE DOG & EVERYTHING, THE EXPLANATION perform at Loyolapalooza, with host Dustin Diamond. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Joseph Gentile Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3928.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

DONNY OSMOND Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

PAL:NDROM performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

PROMISE RING Free in-store performance. Wed 4/24, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PULSEPROGRAMMING performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, midnight, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

STEPHEN RADER Sun 4/21, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

ADAM RICHMAN Free concert. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3230.

ANDRE RIEU with the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Mon 4/22, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

SERILIAN Free in-store performances. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3539 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-443-8160.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

REMY SHAND All-ages show. Sun 4/28, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES, EX-GIRL, DJ SCARY LADY SARAH Sun 4/21 and Mon 4/22 (Sun 4/21 sold out), 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SONIC HEROES 1: CHICAGO Tribute to Willie Dixon, Laurie Anderson, Thomas A. Dorsey, and Billy Corgan with performances by Lesser Birds of Paradise, Libby Reed, Rob Stephenson, Nick Macri, Micky Greenberg & friends, Anacron & Boogie, Magnesium, and Lubbock. There will also be a screening of a film by Tom Palazollo. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SUM 41, GOLDFINGER, AUTOPILOT OFF Sold out. Fri 4/26, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

TEMPTATIONS REVIEW WITH DENNIS EDWARDS Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

A VERY SENSITIVE DEVICE performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, 11 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

SLOAN WAINWRIGHT Free concert. Fri 4/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARY WILSON & THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA perform Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies." Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, 8 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

YASGUR'S FARM FOLK 'N' ROCK BAND Sat 4/20, 7 PM, VFW Cantigny Post, Horseshoe Dr. & Black Rd., Joliet. 815-722-5398.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Super Furry Animals (see Critic's Choice), Cex (sold out). Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Von Bondies, Soledad Brothers, American Boyfriends, Last Vegas. Sun 4/21, 2 PM, benefit for Jimmy Erskine with Bad Examples, Betsy & the Boneshakers, Brad Peterson, Dick Holiday, Nicholas Tremulis, New Duncan Imperials, Jimmy Bartholomew, Remainders & others; 9:30 PM, Bill Mallonee. Thu 4/25, 9 PM, Fridge, Explosions in the Sky, Parlour. Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Martin Zellar & the Hardaways, David Singer & Sweet Science, Cedarcase. Sun 4/28, 9 PM, Estradasphere, Masters of the Hemisphere, Track Star. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Mpulse spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Fri 4/19, 7 PM, 40 Hour Sunday. Thu 4/25, Dave Anderson. 773-348-5100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/19, John Boda. Sat 4/20, Patchouli. Fri 4/26, Ryan Dengel. Sat 4/27, Chris MacCarthy. 630-778-9090.

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 4/20, 9 PM, Dave Anderson & the I-Lites. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike with Paul Allodi. Sat 4/27, 9 PM, Pirates Over 40. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 4/19, 9 PM, "Nitelite for Kids" with Peelers, Geraldine, Drapes, Quasar Wut Wut (benefit for P.L.A.Y., Possibilities in Life: Art for Youth, and the Junior Committee of Pediatric AIDS Chicago). Sat 4/20, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Riviera, Siderunners. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/23, David Dondero, Carey Ott, Buddy Revelles. Wed 4/24, "Folk You!" with Larry O. Dean, Eva Hunter, Ethan Sellers, Jere Stormer. Thu 4/25, New Bomb Turks, Paybacks, Preacher's Kids, Holy Ghosts. Fri 4/26, Baseball Furies, Spits, Clone Defects, Del Gators, Slurs. Sat 4/27, Compulsive Gamblers, Les Sexareenos, Sunday Drunks, Ponys, White Outs. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Mick Archer. 312-787-1300.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Punching Grey, Tubuku, Paul Draws Blank. 773-384-0043.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Dry County. Sun 4/21, noon, Linda Wiseman. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Cantina. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/20, Smokehouse. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/19, New Math, Treologic Organ Theory. Sat 4/20, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Thu 4/25, Dexter Grove, Gavra Lynn. Fri 4/26, Speargrass. Sat 4/27, Big Tasty, Groovatron. Sun 4/28, Melvin Seals & Melting Pot. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/19, Big Yield. Sat 4/20, Ragweed. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 4/26, Catfish Jenkins. Sat 4/27, Icarus Crash. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 8 PM. Fri 4/19, Dave "Skip" Andersen. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 4/26, Shawn & Jenell. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Jane Doe. Sat 4/20, Animation (Rush tribute band). Fri 4/26, 7Deez. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 4/21, Vaudeville Voyeurs, Shelley Miller. Sun 4/28, Tim Hort's Radio Hour, Amber Fairbanks. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Paul Allodi. 847-358-0200.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/19, Thee Shams, Indoor Boy, Naughty Candy. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/20, Riptones. Sun 4/21 and Sun 4/28, Bosco & Jorge. Wed 4/24, Lone Assassins. Sat 4/27, Sol Reys. 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.

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 4/19, L.U.V., Eric Howell & the Implants. Sat 4/20, Peking Turtle, Josh Richter Band. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 4/26, Somewhere in Between, Strangers in Dreams. Sat 4/27, 100% Spent, Middletown, Dry County. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, X-Side. Sat 4/20, 10:30 PM, Rubber. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Underwater People. Sat 4/27, 10:30 PM, Then Again. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/19, Domestic Problems. Sat 4/20, Frawd, Soulfix. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan. Sat 4/27, Core. 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 4/19 and Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Tracy Adams; 10:30 PM, Jordan Simonson. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh (see Critic's Choice). Sun 4/21, 8 PM, Sara Davis; 10 PM, David Balsi. Thu 4/25, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3 performs music by Burt Bacharach & Hal David. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh (see Critic's Choice); 10:30 PM, Charlene Brooks & Rick Snyder. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe & Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. 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 4/21, DJ Kevin McComb. Mon 4/22, DJ Kathy (Iggy Pop tribute). Tue 4/23, DJ Jen B. spins heavy rock. Wed 4/24, DJ Jon Langford (Willie Nelson tribute). Thu 4/25, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Howling Diablos, Blackmaker. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Nine 24, Harmony Riley, 13 Flowers, Snaggs. Mon 4/22, 9 PM, Autumn War, Miga, Adam Wyle. Tue 4/23, 9 PM, Zero 7, Numinous Radio. Wed 4/24, 9 PM, American Motherload, Dust for Life, Mighty Fine Machine. Thu 4/25, 9 PM, Jesus & the Devil, Sober Dozi, Knuckleduster. Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Spirit Caravan, Place of Skulls, November's Doom. Sat 4/27, 11 PM, Eyes Adrift, Guardian Alien. Sun 4/28, 9 PM, Frank Black & the Catholics, Eileen Rose (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 4/19, Spinshine. Sat 4/20, Alex & the All-Stars. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/26, Video Stars. Sat 4/27, Hidden Agenda. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, High in the Lower 80's. Sat 4/20, 7Deez. Fri 4/26, Midway Ramblers. Sat 4/27, Magpie. 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 4/19, Mike & Joe. Sat 4/20, Underwater People, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thu 4/25, Catfight. Fri 4/26, Then Again. Sat 4/27, Quantum Leep, Gelheads. 847-358-9150.

EDGE 147th & Cicero, Midlothian: Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-687-4244.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/19, Big Backyard, Nectar, Powder House. Sat 4/20, Penthouse Playboys, Holding Mercury, Marizen. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 4/22, Hanoi Hilton. Tue 4/23, Project Illume, Paul Mabin, Mark Maxwell. Wed 4/24, Off Balance, Full, Ratbag Hero. Thu 4/25, MVP, Naked Oil Twister, Second Hand Poets. Fri 4/26, Red Elvises, Naked & Shameless. Sat 4/27, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Miles of Empty, Blue Marvin, Nectarine Knockout. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/19, Remedy. Sat 4/20, DJs spin. Fri 4/26, Further Notice. Sat 4/27, Rage. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Magas (see Post No Bills), Misty Martinez, Paul B. Davis, DJ Kevin Drumm. Sat 4/20, 7 PM, Robert Rich, Chris Connelly; 10 PM, DJ Vadim, Russian Percussion with Yarah Bravo, Mr. Thing, Demolition Man. Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Robert Rich, Chris Connelly. Mon 4/22, 9:30 PM, Captured! By Robots (see Spot Check), Goblins, Herc. Tue 4/23, 9:30 PM, Arsonists, Sucka MCs, DJ Third Rail. Sun 4/28, 9:30 PM, Dictators, Gaza Strippers. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 4/20, Tom Van Dorn. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 4/19, Amy Luetgert. Fri 4/26, Randy Amundsen. 630-435-5288.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, His Pop Band. 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 4/19, 7 PM, Written in the Sand, Silent Treatment, Eiffel, Potomac Accord, Moped Band. Sat 4/20, 7 PM, Wesley Willis, Captured! By Robots (see Spot Check), Beautys, Malade de Souci. Sun 4/21, 8 PM, TV Sheriff & the Video Ape, White Collar Crime, Animal Charm. Mon 4/22, 8 PM, Tracy & the Plastics, Happy Supply, Jacqueline Bon Bon. Wed 4/24, 6 PM, Fallout Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Same Day Service. Thu 4/25, 7 PM, World/Inferno Friendship Society, Afflictions, Last Man Out, Vulture. Fri 4/26, 7 PM, Supersleuth, All Else Fails, Myopia. Sat 4/27, 6 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Black Beauties, Stepsister; 10 PM, Cerberous Shoal, Pots & Pans, Arco Flute Foundation. Sun 4/28, 2:30 PM, Half Stachon, English Softhearts, Kindness, Rocky Denis, Krunchies; 8 PM, Owls, Need New Body, Mansion, Maserati. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 4/24, 9 PM, Red Elvises. Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Paperboys, Sons of the Never Wrong, Sloan Wainwright. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Over the Rhine, Anna Fermin & Andon Davis. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Wed 4/24, open mike. 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. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/26, G.B. Leighton. 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. Sat 4/20, Grandpa's Pants. Mon 4/22, Will & Lill, Don Gibson. Fri 4/26, 50 Lb. Head. Sat 4/27, Steve Buscemi's Teeth. 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. Mondays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 4/23, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wed 4/24, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thu 4/25, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 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. 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 (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 4/24, 10 PM, Meisha Herron, Nic & Shaun. Thu 4/25, 9:30 PM, Emilie Autumn. 773-871-4210.

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 4/19, A Month of Somedays, So Scared. Sat 4/20, Kevin Lee, Mark Watson Band. Thu 4/25, Ten Ten, Leave. Fri 4/26, Bucky Dent, Phisten Verona. Sat 4/27, Milkbaby, Primitive, Coma Savants, Detholz. 773-472-5139.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM; no cover. Sat 4/20, pianist Buddy Charles. 847-724-7171.

HAMILTON'S BAR & GRILL 6341 N. Broadway: Fri 4/19, 9 PM, benefit for WLUW with Scrounge for Change, Matics, Colossal, Blower. 773-764-8133.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/19, Trading Brains, the Vegetables. 312-943-2252.

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

HEART & SOUL CAFE 253 Rand, Mount Prospect: Sun 4/28, 7:30 PM, Madison Greene. 847-506-1024.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/19, Karma Sutra. Sat 4/27, benefit for Hempfest with Genral Patton & His Privates. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, benefit for WLUW with Brother El, Mr. Perkins, SPO. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics; 12:30 AM, DJs Supreme Court, Qualiz & Quilty. Sun 4/21, 9 PM, benefit for Rape Victim Advocates with We Ragazzi, Blackbird, You the Ghost. Mon 4/22, 10 PM, Cantina (no cover). Wed 4/24, 9:30 PM, Princeton Reverbs Colonial, Triple Process. Thu 4/25, 9:30 PM, Child Abuse Awareness Month benefit with Puerto Muerto, Orso, Hypnofugue, Myke Adams. Fri 4/26, 10 PM, benefit for WLUW with Frisbie, Dag Juhlin. Sat 4/27, 9:30 PM, Dishes, MarC/DC, Nerves; 12:30 AM, DJ Lucifer Sam. Sun 4/28, 9 PM, Bobby Conn, Misty Martinez, Canned Hamm. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Thu 4/25, Suite Oblivion, Spirit Creek. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/19, Generations. Sat 4/20, Chris Shaffer & Shaffer Street, Family of Souls. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Thu 4/25, Hacks. Fri 4/26, V90, Synge. Sat 4/27, Lightning & Thunder, P53. 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: Fri 4/19, 9 PM, tribute to Gil Scott-Heron with Marvin Tate's D-Settlement and Family Tree. Wed 4/24, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew with Que Payasos. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, "discopoet" Khari B., House of Twang. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Maya. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/19, Paul Allodi & Joe Sonnefeldt. Thu 4/25, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Fri 4/26, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 4/24, Randi Fox & Bobby Rex. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 4/24, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, the Church, Red Elephant. Sat 4/20, Steve Kimock Band. Mon 4/22, Spin Doctors, Warbrides. Tue 4/23, 6:15 PM, Murphy's Law, Tossers, Arrivals, Secret Agent Bill. Thu 4/25, 9:30 PM, Punsapaya, Big Bang Music Theory, Wolcott. Fri 4/26, 6:15 PM, Lit, Pressure 4-5, Handsome Devil; 11 PM, X-ecutioners, the Coup, Kenny Mohammad. Sat 4/27, 9 PM, Samples, 56 Hope Road; 10 PM, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett (on the Back Porch Stage). Sun 4/28, 8 PM, Robert Hunter. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 4/20, Donell Jones. Sun 4/21, Sharissa, Indika. Mondays, open mike. Thu 4/25, Neo Soul. Sun 4/28, New Flavor. 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 4/22, 9 PM, Benjamin Balcom & Jamie Levinson (no cover). 773-645-3667.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/19, Underwater People, Butterside Down. Sat 4/20, Crush, Moon Men. Thu 4/25, Guitarmageddon. Fri 4/26, Marty Lloyd Band, Tim Mahoney. Sat 4/27, Eddie Money, John Eddie (benefit for the Gus Foundation). 312-337-3486.

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

KNOCKOUTS 325 N. Jefferson: Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Bellsize, Northern DJs. 312-648-0100.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Cycle Something, Booda Velvets, Know Boundaries. Sat 4/20, Taboot, Blue Magoo. Thu 4/25, Ryan Patrick Imming. Fri 4/26, Mabel Mabel, Radioflyer, Ashworth. Sat 4/27, Shaking Tree, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Melissa Rose. 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. Tuesdays, Rich Gonshak, Todd Harper, Victor Mariano. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. 773-665-1110.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Ensemble Exu, Milk Plow. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Joe Bigsley, Yes Men, Thrifty Nickel. Tue 4/23, 8 PM, Big Sky String Band. Wed 4/24, 9 PM, Kick the Cat (no cover). Thu 4/25, 9 PM, E-Mics, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Katie Todd, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Purr Box, Truth About, Snaggs. Sun 4/28, 8 PM, Blue Lit Souls, Darwin's Dilemma. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Mofro, Mutida 4. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, AB Positive, Helen Stellar, Morris Minors. Wed 4/24, 8 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 4/25, 9 PM, June, Temple of Low Men, Heroes. Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Old #8, Saps. Sat 4/27, 10:30 PM, Casolando, Red Star Belgrade, Utah Carol. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/20, Reveri. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Ric Murphy & the Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett tribute). Sat 4/20, Hurricane Blue. Fri 4/26, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 4/27, D'Zyre. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/19, 7 PM, Iomos Marad, Akbar, Athletic Mic League, Invincible, DJ Tone B. Nimble. Sat 4/20, 6 PM, Duvall, Ultimate Fakebook (see Spot Check), Red Hot Valentines, the Ghost; 11 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress with Fred Wesley, Topaz, DJ Cappo. Sun 4/21, 6:30 PM, Q & Not U, Life at Sea, El Guapo, Troubled Hubble. Thu 4/25, 9 PM, Red River, Lucius Warbaby, Synge, Dolari. Fri 4/26, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Sleeping at Last, Stripping the Pistol, Whimsical; 11:30 PM, Strawberry, Oh My God. Sat 4/27, 6:30 PM, Penny & the Loafers, Split Habit, August Premier, Off Balance. Sun 4/28, 6 PM, Cry for Dawn, Vacation Bible School, Overtone, Last Addition, Myrium Ava. 773-549-0203.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/27, Matthew McBride. 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 4/19, Killie McGee, Government Warning. Sat 4/20, Hedonists Maybe, Spankenstein, Sapo. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/19, Big Hello, Glowbugs, Stall. Sat 4/20, Your Dad, John Whitney, Digs. Wed 4/24, 9 PM, Air This Side of Caution. Fri 4/26, John Kamys, Ellen Rosner, Dylan Rice. Sat 4/27, Frank Catalano, C.D.O., Cornmeal. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Freekbass, Junbug. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Cells, Thee Shams, Diplomats of Solid Sound; Helicopter Helicopter (see Spot Check; late set). Sun 4/21, 9 PM, Princess Superstar (see Critic's Choice), Bumpus. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 4/24, 9 PM, V90, D-Funct, Garbo Swag, Yer Mother's Lovers. Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Homunculus, Raingods. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Brother Brother, Band That Saved the World. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Dust for Life, Neotribe, Life Without. Sat 4/20, Whiskey Road, S&M, Pantheon. Fri 4/26, Supermint, Dremana, Echosend. Sat 4/27, Flathead Fillups, Mindshaft, Red River, Animation (Rush tribute band), Tracer X. 708-756-0600.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Jefferson Starship with Paul Kantner & Marty Balin. 708-388-8881.

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

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

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Denise Tomasello. Saturdays, Erin McDougald. 312-527-1010.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/19, Chi-Town Reggae. Sat 4/20, Fort Rile Dog. Sun 4/21, Parage. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 4/24, Madahari. Thu 4/25, Polyester Starfish. Sat 4/27, Creepy D. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Patty Elvis Band. Thu 4/25, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/20, Matthew McBride. Sat 4/27, Randi Fox & Bobby Rex. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/19, Shawn Hutchings. Sat 4/20, Paul Allodi. Fri 4/26, Arthur Lee. Sat 4/27, Brendan Russell. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Tuffets, Returnables, Negligents, Doombuggy. Sat 4/20, Secret Agent Bill, Fighting 407's, American Plague. Sun 4/21, 10 PM, Bosco & Jorge, Collection of Colonies of Bees. Mon 4/22, Atari Star, Rocking Horse Winner, Poulin. Wed 4/24, Penny Dreadful, Tractor Kings, Dakota Floyd, Fooled by April. Thu 4/25, 41 Rivers, Stillwell, Kill Me Tomorrow (see Spot Check), Runner. Fri 4/26, Behold! the Living Corpse, Murdered, 36 Invisibles, Three Finger Demon. Sat 4/27, Phantom Three, Dr. Killbot, Lepers. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. Sat 4/27, English Channel (Beatles tribute band). 773-927-6073.

Q NIGHTLIFE 358 W. Ontario: Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Miss Kimm. 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Wed 4/24, Last Drag, Analog Radio. Sat 4/27, Magnetosphere, Tina Tuna & the Wahoo. 773-276-9730.

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.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 4/19, Juicy. Sat 4/20 and Sat 4/27, DJ Suerte, DJ Devios & Syre 1. Sun 4/21 and Sun 4/28, 11:30 PM, "Soulgasm" MC battle hosted by Larry Miller with DJ Verb. Mondays, 8 PM, Underground Motions with Khaaliq, X-Ray & Shawn. Tuesdays, Quarter Ounce & D.O.A. Wednesdays, DJ Boobe, DJ Roc, DJ Silk. Thursdays, Knomadz with DJ 3rd Rail. Fri 4/26, Phonograph Scientists. 312-733-6577.

SAMMY K'S 335 N. McLean, South Elgin: Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Delinquent Seven. 847-695-6666.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/19, 10:30 PM, Bare Jr., Starch Martins. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch (see Spot Check), John Peacock Pop Quintet. Sun 4/21, 7 PM, benefit for the New Millennium Theater Company with Airport Lounge, Strange Friends. Mon 4/22, 9 PM, Ladybug Transistor, Essex Green, James William Hindle. Tue 4/23, 9 PM, Lesser Birds of Paradise (see Spot Check), Cricket Rumor Mill (see Spot Check), Adam Marsland. Wed 4/24, 7 PM, Voice for the Children benefit with Jank, Seers Poncho, Artist Formerly Known as Vince. Thu 4/25, 9 PM, Kevn Kinney, Angie Aparo. Fri 4/26, 10:30 PM, Khan, Kid Congo Powers, Del Rey. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Hush Drops, Tenki, Bigger Lovers. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/20, Naughty Boy Jack. Sat 4/27, Jane Doe. 630-372-2900.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Sat 4/20, 8:30 PM, Jeff & Janis. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Mormans. 847-329-0478.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Kapotte Muziek (see Critic's Choice). Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Goem (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

60 WEST, AMERICAN GRILL 950 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Jeri Rite. Sat 4/20, Kreflo. Fri 4/26, Turnstyles. Sat 4/27, Kreflo. 847-549-6111.

SLUGGERS 3540 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/27, Foam Rubber. 773-472-9696.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 4/20, 10 PM, We R. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: Sun 4/28, 10 PM, David Cray & His Live Performers. 773-549-4140.

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

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 at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Punsapaya, Dirty Love, Turn. Sat 4/20, Rolling Clones. Wed 4/24, Slum Village with DJ Jesse de la Pena, Frontline, Butta Junction, the Committee, Battlecats, Thaione, Skip Lava, Mic Luter, Raistlin & Knowledge. 773-278-6600.

T. PATRICK MURPHY'S 9953 Southwest Hwy., Oak Lawn: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/20, Shortcuts. Sat 4/27, Leftovers. 630-495-1171.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/20, Serilian. Sat 4/27, 7Deez. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sun 4/21, Ruben Waters Loves You. 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: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Sexual Chocolate. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 4/19, Brenda Weiler, Jenny Bruce, Amy Speace. Sat 4/20, 6 PM, Charlie Strater; 8 PM, Cathy Braaten, Nancy Walker, Martha's Trouble. Sun 4/21, Alex Dent, Julie Kryk, Jim Loftus. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 4/25, Dan Hart, Andrew McKnight. Fri 4/26, Linda Smith, Gavra Lynn, Saldo Kreek. Sat 4/27, 6 PM, Sloan Wainwright; 8 PM, Grant Langston; 9 PM, Tret Fure. Sun 4/28, John Hasbrouck, Julie Frost, Kevin Leeds. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Ceoxime, Things Outside the Skin, Sealed in Silence. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 8 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 4/19, WBB Band. Saturdays, open mike. Fri 4/26, Noveto Trio. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/19, Gavra Lynn, Mickey Brothers. Sat 4/20, Murph's Band. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/19, Aswah Greggori, Andrea. Sat 4/20, Rising Lion, RSB. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 4/24, Carl Brown. Thu 4/25, Capoeira. Fri 4/26, Ark Band. Sat 4/27, Anthem, Carl Brown. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/19, Frank Catalano Band, Buddha's Belly. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Heartsfield. Tue 4/23, 8 PM, Family Gathering (no cover). Wed 4/24, Heartsfield. Thu 4/25, Adam Wyle, Ashworth. Fri 4/26, Steepwater Band, Cane Corso. Sat 4/27, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, Ruben Waters Loves You. 773-929-1300.

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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 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Sundays, 10:30 PM, DJ Chester spins pop and alternative (Sun 4/28, DJ Samnation spins Prince). Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan (Wed 4/24, DJs Ralphi Rosario & Izzy spin disco). Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Shawn Mock spins Chicago underground and vocal house. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Gene Hunt, Steve Melvage. Sat 4/20, Derrick Wize, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. Fri 4/26, E-Smoove. 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 4/24, LTJ Bukem, Nookie & MC Conrad, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Form. 773-384-0701.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays and until 5 AM Saturdays. 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.

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 Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 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 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 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, DJ Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. 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 spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/19, DJ Frique, DJ Hiroki. Saturdays, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Sun 4/21, DJ Tony Moran. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/22, 10 PM, "Play" with Gregory Dalphond. 773-489-6457.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, on three levels. Thursdays, DJs Uncle Milty and Danny the Wildchild spin drum 'n' bass. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 4/20, 10 PM, DJ Vadim, Russian Percussion with Yarah Bravo, Mr. Thing, Demolition Man. Sun 4/21, 10 PM, "Big Up!" with DJ Jeff Silverman, DJ Phillip Lehman, DJ Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

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

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

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

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.

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. 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs DVS & Mix. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Earl Pleasure. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins funk, punk, rock, drum 'n' bass, and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, 2 AM, DJ Alo spins hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fridays through Sundays, DJs spin in Club Bleu after 10 PM. 708-756-0600.

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. 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 4/19, Mazi, Rick Preston, Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Fri 4/26, Rick Garcia, Jon Lemmon, 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. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos & Agent 47. Fri 4/26, Pepe Bradock. 312-733-6699.

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

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 4/27, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

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 4/19, Marques Wyatt, Darrell Woodson. Sat 4/20, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Matty. Mon 4/22, Rob Hamilton, Ray_rod, 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 4/25, benefit for the World Evolution Project with Derrick Carter (see Critic's Choice), Mark Farina. Fri 4/26, David Alvarado, Darrell Woodson. Sat 4/27, Ursula 1000, Nicola Conte, Dave Brock. 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 4/24, DJ Indigenous spins downtempo house. Thursdays, spoken word and music with Pelvic Delta. 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. Fri 4/19, DJs Taj, Casper, Dissolvent, Klute, Focus, Kevin Cunningham, Tremulent & J Initial, Dr. Groo, Ruckus & MC Blackeye. 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

AILEEN & AIDAN Free Celtic music concert. Fri 4/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ALTAN, LIZ CARROLL See Spot Check. Sat 4/20, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BEATS SETTIN' HOME Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171 or 630-964-4871.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700.

CLARKE BUEHLING & THE SKIRTLIFTERS Sat 4/20, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

MITAR MITCH COVIC, JOHN S. O'CONNOR Wed 4/24, 7:30 PM, Guild Complex, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

FAIRPORT CONVENTION Sun 4/28, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FIDDLERS 4 with Michael Doucet, Bruce Molsky & Darol Anger, and cellist Rushad Eggleston. Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN, JUDY & KEITH Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performances. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2520 Sycamore, De Kalb. 815-758-8771.

NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, JIM SIMONIS, SUSAN URBAN, STEVE & SYLVIA FRANCOIS, MOOSE RIVER, KAREN MOONEY, LISA KANE, JERE STORMER Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747.

CHRIS VALLILLO performs a "musical portrait of the history and lifestyle of the Midwest." Sun 4/21, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood. 847-677-5277.

SLOAN WAINWRIGHT Free concert. Fri 4/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music at 8 PM. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage with Home Cookin'. Sat 4/27, Tommy Peoples & Sean Tyrell, Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops. 773-478-4408.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 4/22, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/19, Fallen Angel. Sat 4/27, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 4/19, 9:30 PM, Fair Play. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sun 4/21, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. Fri 4/26, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Dalriada. 708-687-9323.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 4/21, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Brendan Loughrey & Pat Finnegan. Sat 4/20, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 4/26, Fast Eddie. Sat 4/27, Velvet Green. 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: Thu 4/25, 8:30 PM, James Lee Stanley. Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Paperboys, Sons of the Never Wrong, Sloan Wainwright. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/20, Rick Pickren. Sat 4/27, Ed Hall. 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 4/24, songwriter show

case with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

GROUNDS FOR APPEAL ESPRESSO BAR 3242 S. Oak Park, Berwyn: Fri 4/26, 8 PM, On the Mainline. 708-749-2233.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 4/19, Sullivan Brothers. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Thu 4/25, Will Ward's Ceilidh Band. 847-724-7171.

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/19, Pam Starton. Sat 4/20, Equinox. Wednesdays, John Hasbrouck. Fri 4/26, Old Towne Cool. Sat 4/27, Poetic Odysseys. Sun 4/28, 2 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-486-4093.

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

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

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

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 4/21, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 4/19, 9 PM, Salthill Mines. Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Fair Play. Sat 4/27, 9 PM, Clann Na Gael. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/22, 9 PM, Anish (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Friedlander & Hall, Doug Lofstrom. 815-338-5164.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Donnybrook. Fri 4/26, Morgan. 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.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thu 4/25, Switchback. 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Tue 4/23, 8 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jen. 773-276-9730.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, Stephen Fearing. Sat 4/20, 7 PM, Toshi Reagon Trio, Brenda Weiler. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, 7:30 PM, David Wilcox (Sat 4/27 sold out). Sun 4/28, 6 and 9 PM, John Gorka, Mustard's Retreat. 773-525-2508.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 4/19, Leonardo. Fri 4/26, Andrew McKnight. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sat 4/27, 6 PM, Sloan Wainwright. Sun 4/28, 7 PM, John Hasbrouck, Julie Frost, Kevin Leeds. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA performs "Go Down, Moses," a retrospective of African-American spirituals with storytellers Momma Kemba, Oba William King, and Mama Edie. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

DA FELLAS Free admission. Sat 4/20, 10 AM-noon, Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island. 312-742-4907.

FIRST, WE SING features area choral groups in a "concert of gospel and contemporary liturgical music." Sun 4/21, 3:30 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 708-899-0267.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 4/20, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

BONNIE LEE Free "Speakin' of the Blues" performance and discussion. Wed 4/24, 12:15 PM, lower level auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES performs "Five Planets in Harmonic Convergence." Fri 4/26, 8 PM, and Sat 4/27, 7 and 9:30 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-542-2204.

WHEATON COLLEGE GOSPEL CHOIR, WALT WHITMAN & THE SOUL CHILDREN OF CHICAGO Fri 4/26, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/19 and Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Dave Specter Quartet. 312-642-6805.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Eddy Clearwater Band. Mon 4/22, Grana Louise Band. Tue 4/23, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 4/23, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Nellie Travis. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Charlie Love 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 4/19, Lucky Peterson. Sat 4/20, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnson. Sun 4/21, Vino Louden. Mon 4/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/23, Larry Garner & the Boogaloo Swamp Band. Wed 4/24, Pistol Pete. Thu 4/25, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 4/27, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Thursdays, 9 PM, Ruby Harris. Sun 4/28, noon, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/19, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Sonny Rhodes, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. Sat 4/20, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 10 PM, Tab Benoit, Matthew Skoller. Sun 4/21, John Primer. Mon 4/22, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 4/23, Jimmy Burns. Wed 4/24, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Thu 4/25, A.C. Reed. Fri 4/26, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Little Floyd & Mike Dangeroux. Sat 4/27, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 10 PM, W.C. Clark, River Rats. Sun 4/28, Eric George Band. 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.

CAFE EXPRESS 615 Dempster, Evanston: Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Joe Bella (tribute to Muddy Waters). 847-864-1868.

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 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Joe Barr & the Soul Purpose Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/19, Bob Margolin. Sat 4/20, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Fri 4/26, Marty Sammon Band. Sat 4/27, Otis Rush. 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 4/19, Little Arthur Duncan & the Backscratchers. Sat 4/20, Ken Saydak Band. Fri 4/26, Byther Smith & the Nightriders. Sat 4/27, Jimmie Lee Robinson Band. 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.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/19, 9:30 PM, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Joe Moss Band. Fri 4/26, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 4/20, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 4/27, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 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.

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 4/20, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Tue 4/23, 8:30 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 4/27, 9:30 PM, Johnnie Marshall. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 4/19, Chicago Playboys. Sat 4/20, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 4/22, Joe Moss Band. Tue 4/23, Phil Armetta. Wed 4/24, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Thu 4/25, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 4/26, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 4/27, Paul Berrere & Fred Tackett. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Preston Shannon. Sat 4/27, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/19, Steve Arvey & the Outsiders. Fri 4/26, Big Money Mike & the Sex Machine. 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 4/23, Blind Lemon Pledge. 708-547-1456.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, A.C. Reed. 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. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 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. 773-493-3477.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Tue 4/23, Pete Special. 773-525-2422.

MARY'S PLACE 501 W. Garfield Blvd.: Sundays, 5-10 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-846-7374.

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: Sat 4/20, 9:30 PM, Keith Scott Band. 630-446-4001.

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

NEW IMLA LOUNGE 1116 W. 51st: Mondays, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 773-373-3841.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/20, Dave Specter. Sat 4/27, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Ray "the Flame" Sucash, Biscuit Miller, and Moe T. (Mon 4/22 with Pauline York.) 708-756-0600.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/26, Matthew Skoller Quartet. Sat 4/27, Mississippi Heat. 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 4/19, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 4/20, Woody Johnson. Wed 4/24, Studebaker John. Fri 4/26, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 4/27, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/19, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 4/20, Mississippi Heat. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Thu 4/25, Benny & the Jets. Fri 4/26, Eddy Clearwater & Jody Williams. Sat 4/27, Eddy Clearwater & Robert Lockwood Jr. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 4/19, Eddie Taylor Jr., Detroit Junior, Jimmy Burns, Larry Taylor. Sat 4/20, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Pinetop Perkins. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Joanna Connor. Sat 4/20, Maurice John Vaughn. Fri 4/26, Pistol Pete. Sat 4/27, Jimmy Burns. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 4/19 and Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 4/20, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith & the Ice Cream Men. Fri 4/26, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 4/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

STARBUSTERS 930 Pappas, De Kalb: Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-756-3438.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sat 4/20, 6 PM, Charlie Strater. 773-929-3680.

jazz

concerts

PETER AGLINSKAS, CHRISTOPHER WHITE perform Latin jazz; free admission. Thu 4/25, 7:30 PM, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

BERNARD ALCORN in a free concert. Tue 4/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

APRIL ALOISIO, ALEXANDRA BILLINGS, KATHERINE DAVIS, EUGENIA ELLIOTT, CHRISTIANA MOFFA, JOANIE PALLATTO, LINDA TATE with pianist Sparrow and guitarist John Paris; free in-store performance. Sat 4/20, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BASS IS THE PLACE Free concert and tribute to Malachi Favors Maghostut with Tatsu Aoki, Harrison Bankhead, Steve Berry, Mwata Bowden, David Boykin, Adegoke Steve Colson, Ernest Dawkins, Douglas Ewart, Yosef Ben Israel, Ameen Muhammad, Avreeayl Ra, Rollo Radford, Cecile Savage, Darius Savage, and Ann Ward. Fri 4/26, 7 PM, Hamilton Park, 510 W. 72nd. 312-427-1676 or 312-747-7529.

JEFF BELLA QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JOEL BRANDON Free concert and lecture-demonstration. Tue 4/23, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & NANCY DAVIS BOOTH Fri 4/19, 8 PM, and Sat 4/20, 5 and 8:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CEDAR RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND & CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/26, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs The Music of Woody Herman. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-679-9501.

MITAR MITCH COVIC, JOHN S. O'CONNOR Wed 4/24, 7:30 PM, Guild Complex, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLES WITH FRANK MANTOOTH under the direction of Mark Bettcher. Mon 4/22, 7:30 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ BAND & VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 4/25, 8 PM, Mill Theatre, Elmhurst College, 253 Walter, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100 or 630-617-3515.

FREE FLIGHT ENSEMBLE with flutist Jim Walker. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-622-0300.

HENRY JOHNSON'S ORGAN EXPRESS, RODERICK HARPER TRIO Thu 4/25, 7:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600, ext. 250.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Big band dinner dance. Sun 4/21, 6:30 PM, Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling. 847-718-7700.

LINCOLN EAST JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 4/26, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND under the direction of Dana Legg; free admission. Mon 4/22, 7 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS JAZZ ENSEMBLES Sun 4/28, 4 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

MORTON COLLEGE JAZZ BAND Free concert. Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND & JAZZ ENSEMBLE, CARIBE Free admission. Wed 4/24, 7:30 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School Auditorium, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-442-4636.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH RANDY BRECKER under the direction of Ron Carter. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND & COMBOS under the direction of Daniel Farris. Thu 4/25, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

JOANIE PALLATTO & BRADLEY PARKER-SPARROW WITH EUGENIA ELLIOTT & DAVE ONDERDONK Free concert. Tue 4/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs music by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, and Oliver Nelson; benefit for music scholarships to Saint Xavier University students. Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

JAMES SANDERS QUARTET Free concert. Mon 4/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LINDY THOMAS with pianist Boris Marques; free admission. Fri 4/19, 7 PM, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan. 312-742-7871.

TIMBER RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Wed 4/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

VIBES with performance poet Gary Mex Glazner performs as part of Beatfest 2002 (tribute to the Beat Generation). Sat 4/20, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

AARON WEINSTEIN WITH THE NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, New Trier High School, 385 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 847-784-6701.

AARON WEINSTEIN TRIO Sun 4/28, 4 PM, Lake View Center, Gilson Park, Michigan & Washington, Wilmette. 847-256-2805.

MARY WILSON & THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA performs Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies." Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, 8 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

JIMMY WRIGHT QUARTET Free concert and jam session with Ishma Durah & others. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Maywood Park, 8600 W. North, Maywood. 708-344-4740.

JACK WRIGHT, GRANT STROMBECK, NICK SONDY, BOB FALESCH Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

JOHN ZORN'S MASADA, MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/19, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/19, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Doug Hayes & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/20, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 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 4/24, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 4/25, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 4/26, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/27, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Earma Jean Thompson & the Jazz Legends. 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.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 4/25, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

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 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Detour. Tue 4/23 through Sat 4/27, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Scott Holman. 312-787-1300.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Audrey Morris; 9 PM, Frank D'Rone. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Audrey Morris. 773-435-0130.

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 4/24, WesBound Trane. 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 4/27, 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 4/25, John Sanford. Fri 4/26, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: 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.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

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

EL CID 2645 N. Kedzie: Tue 4/23, 7 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-395-0505.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 4/24, 10 PM, Erik Truffaz (see Critic's Choice), Greg Kelley with Kyle Bruckmann, Jim Baker, Kurt Johnson. Thu 4/25, 9:30 PM, Mats Gustafsson with Kevin Drumm & Torsten Muller, Triage. Fri 4/26, 9:30 PM, AALY Trio with Ken Vandermark, Lol Coxhill & Torsten Muller. Sat 4/27, 9:30 PM, David Stackenas & Johan Berthling, David Boykin Expanse, Paul Rutherford Ensemble. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 4/27, Trio du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 4/20, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Sat 4/27, Tam Van Dorn. 630-435-5288.

EVE'S 202 E. 144th: Music at 8 PM. Tue 4/23, Elements of Sound. Thu 4/25, Marcus & Co. 708-841-3693.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 4/21, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Sun 4/28, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand 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 4/25, 7:30 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 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. Fri 4/19, Grounded Trio. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 4/19, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 4/20, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. Sun 4/21, 10 AM, jazz brunch with pianist Tom Vaitsas. Wed 4/24, Jaii Beckley & Dennis Luxion. Thu 4/25, Don Tisch Quintet. Fri 4/26, 7:30 PM, Birdwatch. Sat 4/27, Equinox 5. Sun 4/28, 10 AM, jazz brunch with pianist Jordan Baskin. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 4/21, 2 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 4/19, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Either/Orchestra (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Either/Orchestra (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/21, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Jeff Beer Octet, Dave Onderdonk Trio; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 4/22, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/26, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Paul McKee/John Fedchock Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Paul McKee/John Fedchock Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/28, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Fri 4/26, 7 PM, Dick Mattick Swing Quintet. 847-724-7171.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 4/25, 8:30 PM, Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass. 312-362-9707.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Tue 4/23, 9 PM, Ray Silkman. 312-266-2400.

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 4/19 through Sun 4/21, Randy Weston Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Tue 4/23 through Sun 4/28, Harry Allen with the Eddie De Haas Trio. 312-670-2473.

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

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

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill & John Moulder. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/19, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mon 4/22, 8:30 PM, George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Jodie Christian & Scott Burns. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 4/24, 8 PM, Layni Katz & the Andy Meacham Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 4/26, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 4/27, 9:30 PM, Scott Burns Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

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

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

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Steve Blair. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Urban Project Trio; 3-7 PM, jam session hosted by Bruce Oscar Quartet. 630-571-3600.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wed 4/24, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Thu 4/25, 4:30 PM, Marshall Vente; 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 4/19, 9 PM, Sonic Species. Wed 4/24, 7 PM, John Mose Trio. Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. Sat 4/27, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. 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.

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Julie Ponce Trio. 630-876-2000.

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 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Deep Blue. Mondays, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Tuesdays, Ryan Cohan Trio. Wednesdays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 4/26, Dan Cray Trio. Sat 4/27, Ragtime Ramblers. 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, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

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

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 4/19, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, BMR4. Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 4/23, 8:30 PM, Alexandra Billings, Susan May. Wed 4/24, 8:30 PM, Linda Tate Trio. Thu 4/25, 8:30 PM, Christiana Moffa Trio. Fri 4/26, 5:30 PM, April Aloisio & Dave Onderdonk; 9 PM, Katherine Davis Group. Sat 4/27, 9 PM, Joanie Pallatto & the Machine Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/20, Ron Surace Trio. Tue 4/23, Dave Flippo Duo. Wed 4/24, Peter Lerner Trio. Sat 4/27, Judy Roberts Quartet. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 4/26, Jazz Solution. 773-276-9730.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/26, 9:30 PM, Peter Lerner Quartet. 312-467-1600.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Don Tisch Trio. 773-665-8965.

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

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Fri 4/19, 9 PM, Justin Kramer Trio. Thursdays, 8 PM, John Goldman's Special Interest Group. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Rubato Jazz Ensemble. 847-329-0478.

SHEBEEN KING BOHEMIAN CAFE 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fri 4/26, 8 and 10 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 4/21, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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. 773-486-7427.

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 2 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 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 4/19, Jeb Bishop Trio. Sat 4/20, Nicole Mitchell & Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wed 4/24, 47th Street Jazz & Poetry Revue with Oscar Brown Jr. Thu 4/25, Curtis Black Quartet. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Shawn Loescher Trio. 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

EL CUMBIAZO 2002 with Hermanos Flores, Aniceto Molina, La Rana, and Marito Rivera y Su Grupo Bravo. Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

IRSHAD KAHN sitar, with Vineet Vyas (tabla). Sun 4/21, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 708-798-2025 or 708-747-4180.

OPUS CUATRO Argentinean a cappella concert. Sun 4/21, 6 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-431-1330.

N. RAVIKIRAN Chitraveena recital with Kalpana Venkat (violin) and Rohan Krishnamurthy (mridangam). Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Chinamaya Mission Auditorium, 11 South 80, Route 83, Hinsdale. 630-415-2620.

SIMON SHAHEEN & QANTARA Sat 4/27, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

EMIL ZRIHAN ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice; free concert. Mon 4/22, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs "El Prieto," Alex Perez, Fantazma & Sombra spin Saturdays after 9 PM; live bands at midnight. Sat 4/20, Descarga. Sat 4/27, Confusion. 773-489-9600.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 4/19, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/20, 2 PM, percussion and dance workshop with Gideon Foli Alorwoyie; 9 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, Shina Owolabi & the African Morning Stars Band. Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Quetzal. Thu 4/25, 8:30 PM, Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass. Sun 4/28, 7 PM, "Feria of Seville" flamenco competition with Azucena Vega. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 4/24, 8:30 PM, Alkistis Protopsalti. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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: Music after 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez. 847-969-1602.

classical

MARIE ALATALO piano (Bach, Crumb, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann). Free admission; reservations required. Sat 4/20, 10 AM, Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan. 312-922-8080.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop, conductor, with soprano Julianne Baird, tenor Eric Ashcraft, and baritone Thomas Jones (Haydn, The Creation). Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-960-9901 or 630-960-2251.

ELENA BAKSHT piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Wed 4/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MOLLY BARTH AND PHILLIP PATTI flute and percussion, in a new-music program (Rands, Etezady, Robles, Ingebritsen). Free admission. Sun 4/28, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

BASICALLY BAROQUE (J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Telemann, Bon, Bodin, Stamitz). Sun 4/28, 4 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider, conductor (Schutz, Easter Oratorio). Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College, Lisle. Sun 4/21, 7:30 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. 312-461-0723.

ALFRED BRENDEL piano (Mozart, Schubert, Brahms). Sun 4/28, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SARAH BULLEN harp. Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Albert A. Robin Campus, Roosevelt University, 1400 N. Roosevelt. 847-956-7966.

NICOLE CABELL AND BRIAN LEERHUBER soprano and baritone, perform with pianist Donna Brunsma at a luncheon benefit for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Sun 4/21, 1:30 PM, Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th. 773-493-7465.

CHICAGO BOY CHOIR Sun 4/28, 4 PM, LaSalle Bank Auditorium, 4901 W. Irving Park. 773-286-2950.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Bach, Mozart, Bloch, Yedida, Lin). Sun 4/28, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Bartok, Beethoven). Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/19, 1:30 PM, Sat 4/20, 8 PM, and Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin, with conductor William Eddins and performers from Steppenwolf Theatre (Stravinsky, Bach). Thu 4/25, 8 PM, Fri 4/26, 1:30 PM, and Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, with pianist Martin Kasik (Haydn, Schumann, Takemitsu). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with soprano Tony Arnold and mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley (Davidovsky, Pintscher, Bainbridge, Nordentoft). Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Allen Tinkham, conductor (Mozart, Berlioz). Fri 4/26, 7 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

CHOIR OF LAKE COUNTY, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY SINGERS Free admission; tickets required. Sun 4/28, 4 PM, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Pinchas Zukerman, conductor (Mendelssohn, Schumann). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 4/22 and Tue 4/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3807.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with violinist Joseph Glymph in a free concert (Mozart, Beethoven, Faure, Schweitzer, Ginastera). Sun 4/28, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY CONCERT BAND Paul Hefner conducts a free concert. Wed 4/24, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBARO guitar, with guitarist Jose Feliciano (Assad, Columbaro, Piazzolla, Ponce, Sanz, Sor, Tansman, Villa-Lobos). Free admission. Sat 4/27, 3 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY KAPELLE, FESTIVAL CHORUS, AND FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA with soloists (Durufle, Vaughan Williams). Sun 4/28, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3110.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY, KAPELLE, SCHOLA CANTORUM, AND HANDBELL CHOIRS in their annual "Spring Festival" (Bernstein, Offenbach, and others). Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3110.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Carmen Helena Tellez, conductor, with the Pacifica Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, and others (Hartke, Radzynski, Adams). Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

STEVE EDWARDS AND PHILIP SIMMONS guitars (Carulli, Mertz, Sor, Granados, Falla). Sun 4/21, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-475-4819.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with pianist Rich Ridenour in a pops concert (Debussy, Gershwin, Joplin, and others). Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, and Sun 4/21, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

LON ELLENBERGER countertenor, with soprano Kate Gray and others (Vivaldi, Bach, Handel). Sun 4/21, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-2542.

ENSO STRING QUARTET (Schubert, Brahms, Mozart). Sun 4/21, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 4/27, 8-10 PM, guitarist Dave Byron. 630-922-9821.

FIRST, WE SING features area choral groups in a "concert of gospel and contemporary liturgical music." Sun 4/21, 3:30 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 708-899-0267.

ELLIOT FISK guitar (D. Scarlatti, Paganini, Sor, Beaser, Barrios). Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/19, 12:10 PM, soprano Kimberly Jones with pianist Jeff Panko (Purcell, A. Scarlatti, Faure, Rachmaninoff, Brahms). Fri 4/26, 12:10 PM, clarinetist David Malito (Bassi, Lutoslawski, Debussy, Gershwin). 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

ANTIGONI GONI guitar. Sun 4/21, 4 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

LINDA OGDEN HAGEN AND JESSICA PAUL soprano and piano, in a program of women composers (Bonds, Chaminade, Larsen, C. Schumann, Viardot). Free admission. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Koten Chapel, Student Service Center, North Central College, 329 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5372.

HANDEL WEEK 2002 features all-Handel programs at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park: Tue 4/23, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:45 PM), soprano Julia Bentley, violinist Thomas Yang, flutist Kaye Clements, cellist Susan Ross, and harpsichordist Dennis Northway. Sun 4/28, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:15 PM), soprano Diane Ragains, baritone Phil Kraus, cellist Susan Ross, and harpsichordist David Solem. 312-777-4043.

HILLIARD ENSEMBLE with violinist Christoph Poppen in an all-Bach program; see Critic's Choice. Thu 4/25, 7:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 773-722-5463.

SUSAN HOFFMAN soprano. Sun 4/21, 5 PM, Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn. 773-667-1364.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Mark Peskanov (Brahms, Bernstein, Beethoven, Bruch). Sat 4/20, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. Sun 4/21, 3 PM ("family-friendly matinee" with preconcert program at 2 PM), Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

INTIMATE OPERA (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, 7:30 PM, and Sun 4/28, 3 PM, Grace United Methodist Church of Logan Square, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-0602.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE CHORALE Philip Spencer, conductor (Dello Joio and others). Sun 4/28, 3 PM, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2223.

SOYOUNG KEE piano, in a free concert. Mon 4/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 630-654-0886 or 312-346-3278.

KREMERATA BALTICA with violinist Gidon Kremer (PŠrt, Desyatkinov, Auerbach, Tchaikovsky). Wed 4/24, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LAKESIDE PRIDE Thomas Kowalczyk, conductor (Grainger, de Meij, Grundman, Gregson, Prokofiev). Sun 4/21, 7 PM, auditorium, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-381-6693.

LINGUA MUSICA in a free concert. Sun 4/28, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second, Geneva. 630-232-2350.

LOYOLA UNiVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE AND SOLOISTS Wed 4/24, 7 PM, Galvin Hall, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

LUTHERAN CHOIR OF CHICAGO Andrew Lewis, conductor (Pachelbel, Schutz, F.M. Christiansen, P. Christiansen, and others). Sat 4/27, 7:30 PM, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Chicago, 4939 W. Montrose. 773-736-1112.

LYRIC OPERA CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARTISTS in a program of opera excerpts (Mozart, Rossini, and others). Sun 4/28, 3 PM (with preconcert presentation at 2:15 PM), Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1005 Grant, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

KRISTEN MATTHEN, YU-LIAN XU, AND KARL-DIETER CRISMAN violin, cello, and piano, perform music of Beethoven in a free recital. Thu 4/25, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHAMBER MUSIC MUSICALE AND WALGREENS COMPETITION WINNERS RECITAL Free admission. Fri 4/26, 2 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 847-926-9898.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS SUNDAY SOIREE features performances by student musicians. Free admission. Sun 4/21, 2-3 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner, conductor, with the Loyola University Chorus and Chamber Singers. Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Robert King, conductor, with sopranos Lorna Anderson and Sharon Quattrin, mezzo-soprano Catherine Robbin, tenor Calland Metts, oboists Robert Morgan and Judith Kulb, and trumpeters Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer (Vivaldi, Geminiani, Albinoni). Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Sun 4/28, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts music of Joseph P. Daley in a free concert. Wed 4/24, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-344-7559.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHAMBER PLAYERS (Moszkowski, Brahms, Musczynski, Sowerby). Sat 4/20, 3 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY with violinist Tracy Figard and oboist Alison Chung (Paulua, Beethoven, Handel, Mehul). Sun 4/21, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CHOIR AND CHAMBER SINGERS with violinists Sylvia Myintoo and Ann Duggan, violist John Ling, lutenist Brian Torosian, cellist Michael Duggan, organist Jane Kenas Heller, and others (Palestrina, Gabrieli, Josquin des Prez, Monteverdi, and others). Free admission. Fri 4/26, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP performs Thomas Breton's La Verbena de la Paloma. Free admission. Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-2636.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC CHOIR AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert A. Harris conducts Orff's Carmina burana. Sat 4/27 and Sun 4/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor, with pianist Jennifer Yeo (Debussy, Saint-Saens, Franck). Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson conducts music of 20th-century composers (Vaughan Williams, Schwantner, Hindemith). Fri 4/26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK Francesco Milioto conducts Verdi's La traviata. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, and Sun 4/21, 3 PM ("family matinee"), Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. Sun 4/28, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-831-2938.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET Sat 4/27, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Draganski, Leone, Martinu, Mendelssohn). Sun 4/28, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHORALE in a program of American music (Gershwin, Copland, Hanson, and others). Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Warde Academic Center, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS Jan Bickel conducts a program of American music (Walker, Hanson, and others). Fri 4/26, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Myron McReynolds, conductor (Jager, Jacob). Sun 4/28, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SCHOLA ANTIQUA OF CHICAGO FOUNDATION Calvin Bower conducts a program featuring recently rediscovered 13th-century liturgical music. Thu 4/25, 7:30 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN performs solo violin music of Bach. Fri 4/26, 7:30 PM, and Sun 4/28, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David Crane conducts a "youth concert" featuring pianist Benjamin Amenta and hornist Lauren Walker (Sibelius, Tchaikovsky). Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

ABRAHAM STOKMAN, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, AND JULIA MILLER piano, violin, and guitar, perform music of local composers Kathleen Ginther and Robert Lombardo. Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with violinist Elmar Oliviera (Saint-Saens, Bolcom, Shostakovich). Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

SYMPHONY II Lawrence Rapchak conducts an outreach concert featuring music composed by students of Bontemps Elementary School. Tue 4/23, 5 and 6:30 PM, Sherman Park Fieldhouse, 1307 W. 52nd St. 847-266-5000.

TRIO A PIACERE (Mozart, Schubert, Bruch, Scriabin). Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 773-294-1577.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR, ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR, PACIFICA QUARTET, AND ROCKEFELLER BACH SOLOISTS Randi von Ellefson, conductor, with vocal soloists (Bach, Carissimi, Purcell). Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianists Julia Zatsarinskaya and Benjamin Lynerd and trombonist Peter Martens (Saint-Saens, Gershwin, Grondahl, Janacek). Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069 or 773-702-7300.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor, with French horn soloist James Smelser in a free concert (Villa-Lobos, Sousa, Reed, Zdechlik). Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Theater, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1044 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

VOX CAELESTIS women's chorus with baritone Paul Grizzell in an all-Purcell program. Sun 4/21, 3 PM, St. Luke's Church, Lake and Lathrop, River Forest. Sun 4/28, 3 PM, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 207 S. Kensington, LaGrange. 630-375-7709.

GOTTLIEB WALLISCH piano (Webern and others). Sun 4/21, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-575-8000.

WARTBURG COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, and Sun 4/21, 8 and 10:30 AM (religious services), St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton. Sun 4/21, 4 PM, Edison Park Lutheran Church, 6626 N. Oliphant. Thu 4/25, 7:30 PM, Walther Lutheran High School, 900 Chicago, Melrose Park. 319-352-8499.

WAUKEGAN CONCERT CHORUS, WOODLANDS ACADEMY CHORUS Sun 4/21, 4 PM, St. Anastasia Church, 605 Douglas, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WHEATON COLLEGE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Sommerville, conductor (Rimsky-Korsakov, Hindemith, Weber, Rachmaninoff). Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

GAIL WILLIAMS horn, with pianist Mary Ann Covert in a program of French composers. Sun 4/21, 7:30 PM,

Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

fairs & festivals

A LITTLE TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1335 W. Harrison: Sun 4/21, 11 AM-1 PM, pianist Octavio Munoz, folksinger Alberto Tumbaco. Festival also features dance performances. Free admission. 312-738-0700, ext. 12.

miscellaneous

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB ORCHESTRA, RIDGEWAY CONSORT RECORDERS under the direction of Fred Fischer. Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-534-3680 or 773-631-8274.

RALPH COVERT Children's concert. Sun 4/21, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RALPH COVERT Free in-store children's performance. Tue 4/23, 10 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DIDGERIDU CHORUS Free concert and demonstration, with a discussion about "sacred sounds" and a poetry reading. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Center for Creative Living at the Days Inn, 644 W. Diversey. 773-935-3776.

FREE FLIGHT ENSEMBLE with flutist Jim Walker. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-622-0300.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/20, 2 PM, percussion and dance workshop with Gideon Foli Alorwoyie. 312-362-9707 or 312-554-1133.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND & JAZZ ENSEMBLE, CARIBE Free admission. Wed 4/24, 7:30 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School Auditorium, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-442-4636.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 4/22, Franklin Fine Arts Center Elementary School Choir. Tue 4/23, Francis Parker High School Band. Wed 4/24, Steppers Dance Party. 312-346-3278.

WIN-E-MACK HIGH SCHOOL BAND & CHOIR Free concert. Thu 4/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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