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LYNN BREEDLOVE & NOMY LAMM Performance and reading from Breedlove's novel Godspeed; free admission. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

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

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.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. 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.

ENCORE BROADWAY with Beth Gilman, Mark Pence, Karen Rahn, and pianist Tom Silvak with the Dominican University Center Stage Show Choir. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

MIKE ERRICO Free concert. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Brune Patio, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3230.

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-O, INSYDERZ, CR-33 Sat 4/27, 6 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 630-833-3733.

BERES HAMMOND, SHADO Sat 4/27, 8:30 PM, Dolton Expo Center, 14200 S. Chicago, Dolton. 708-841-3820.

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.

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.

LISA HEMMINGER, J.T. NEWMAN, JENFISH SUPERSTAR, KETURAH ROGERS, JANE HALDIMAN perform as part of the first annual Lesbian Arts Festival. Thu 5/2, 7:30 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

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 4/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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.

PATRICK KELLY Free in-store performance. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

STEVE KOUBA performs keyboards and guitar as part of Frump Tucker Theatre Company's performance of Trust. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 5:30 and 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

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.

LOCAL H, CHEVELLE, BURNING BRIDES All-ages show. Sat 5/4, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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

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.

MATT NEUROTH & DAVE MENDEZ Free concert. Fri 5/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

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.

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

PATCHOULI Free in-store performances. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

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

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.

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

ANDRINA SINGER Free concert. Sun 5/5, 1:30 PM, Lake County Discovery Museum, Lakewood Forest Preserve, 27277 Forest Preserve Dr., Wauconda. 847-223-0093.

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.

SPIRITUALIZED, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB 18 & over show. Mon 4/29, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

TALLULAH, OH MY GOD, DAVID SINGER & THE SWEET SCIENCE Benefit for WLUW. Thu 5/2, 9 PM, Rainbo Roller Rink, 4836 N. Clark. 773-271-5668.

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.

TUBUKU, AUGUST PREMIER, ARTICLE 57, AUDIOBIOGRAPHY Fri 4/26, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

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.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Martin Zellar & the Hardaways, David Singer & Sweet Science, Cedarcase, Gear Daddies. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops. Sun 4/28, 9 PM, Estradasphere, Masters of the Hemisphere, Track Star. Wed 5/1, 9 PM, Link Wray (see Critic's Choice), Riptones, San Andreas Fault. Thu 5/2, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan, Ken Stringfellow, Long Winters. Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Natural History, Nerves, French Kicks. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Waxwings, Hentchmen, Light FM. Sun 5/5, 8 PM, Cliff Erickson. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Thu 5/2, 9 PM, Bookstore Cowboys. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Mpulse spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. Mon 4/29, 9 PM, Dave Tamkin. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. Thu 5/2, 9:30 PM, Michael Rodio. 773-348-5100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. 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 4/27, 9 PM, Pirates Over 40. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike with Paul Allodi. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Street Corner Blue. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 4/26, Horizontal Action Rock 'n Roll Blackout (see Spot Check) with Baseball Furies, Spits, Clone Defects, Del Gators, Slurs. Sat 4/27, Horizontal Action Rock 'n Roll Blackout (see Spot Check) with Compulsive Gamblers, Les Sexareenos, Sunday Drunks, Ponys, White Outs. Sun 4/28, 7 PM, Danglers, Bed Frames. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/30, Buzz Kapuzzi, Goodwill Ambassadors. Wed 5/1, Bleary, 1000 Rubs, Fazer. Thu 5/2, Read Letter, Differents, Bleeding Turnips. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Ether Frolics, Leon Chance & the Long Shots, Vertonen, Que Verde, Jeff Rufo & the Abandoned Silos. Sat 5/4, Cornmeal, Sweet Potato Project, Mathie. 773-281-4444.

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 4/26, 10 PM, Cantina. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Rattlebox. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/26, Speargrass. Sat 4/27, Big Tasty, Groovatron. Sun 4/28, Melvin Seals & Melting Pot. Tue 4/30, Cedarcase. Thu 5/2, Family Style. Fri 5/3, 1000 Vertical Ft. Sat 5/4, Greyhounds. Sun

5/5, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/26, Catfish Jenkins. Sat 4/27, Icarus Crash. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 5/3, Still, Swank. Sat 5/4, Entrinzic. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 4/26, Shawn & Jenell. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 5/3, Guitarman Dave. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26, 7Deez. Fri 5/3, Damn Hoovers. 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 4/28, Tim Hort's Radio Hour, Amber Fairbanks. 773-348-8536.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/26, DJ Scotty Mac Attack spins soul, funk, and punk. Sat 4/27, 9 PM, DJ Method 3, Fort Rile Dog, Tacit Blue Project. Fri 5/3, Expatriates, Dutchmen. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/27, Sol Reys. Sun 4/28 and Sun 5/5, Bosco & Jorge. Wed 5/1, Leslie Smith Combo. Fri 5/3, Wild Ones. 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.

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: Thu 5/2, 9:30 PM, Chris Connelly. 773-878-8241.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs "El Prieto," Alex Perez, Fantazma & Sombra spin Saturdays after 9 PM; live Latin rock bands in the Dirty Worm Room at 11 PM. Sat 4/27, Confusion. Sat 5/4, Profecia. 773-489-9600.

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

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: Tue 4/30, 9 PM, Dave Tamkin. 312-642-3449.

COSI 116 S. Michigan: Fri 5/3, 5-7 PM, 3rd Floor Perspective. 773-667-2134.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mon 4/29, 7 PM, screening of short videos by students of the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by music with the Red Secretaries. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/26, Somewhere in Between, Strangers in Dreams. Sat 4/27, Chain Daisy, Middletown, Dry County. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 5/3, Domestic Problems. Sat 5/4, Super Deluxe, Rudder Head Lounge. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/4, Out of Control. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Underwater People. Sat 4/27, 10:30 PM, Then Again. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 5/3, Maggie Speaks, Bryter. Sat 5/4, Quantum Leep, Frawd. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan. Sat 4/27, Core. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 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 4/26, 8 PM, Tracy Adams; 10:30 PM, Jordan Simonson. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Charlene Brooks & Rick Snyder. Wed 5/1 and Thu 5/2, 8 PM, Lisa Menninger. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Lisa Menninger; 10:30 PM, David Balsi, Jeanne Croft, Matt Davis, Patty Morabito, and Dan Stetzel (tribute to Leonard Cohen). Sat 5/4, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Lisa Menninger. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/27, DJ Radio Ron. Sun 4/28, DJ Mike Miller. Mon 4/29, DJ Rekliner spins punk. Tue 4/30, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 5/1, DJs Matt & Lee spin country & western (Peggy Lee tribute). Thu 5/2, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: 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 and Mon 4/29, 9 PM, Frank Black & the Catholics, Eileen Rose (Sun 4/28 sold out). Tue 4/30, 8:30 PM, Water on Electricity, Soulfix, Primo, Maroon 5. Wed 5/1, 9 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Lunch, Yellow House. Thu 5/2, 10 PM, Prong, Red River. Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Dovetail Joint, Million Yen, Digs. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Echobrain, Helio Sequence. 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 4/26, Video Stars. Sat 4/27, Hidden Agenda. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/3, D'Zyre. Sat 5/4, Sofa King. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26, Midway Ramblers. Sat 4/27, Magpie. Fri 5/3, Vendima, La Jaula, Descarja. 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 4/26, Then Again. Sat 4/27, Quantum Leep, Gelheads. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 5/3, Friends of Pete. Sat 5/4, Maggie Speaks. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/27, Olupus. Sat 5/4, the Nod. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/26, Red Elvises, Naked & Shameless. Sat 4/27, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Miles of Empty, Blue Marvin, Nectarine Knockout. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 4/29, 7:45 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Greata Mae Varietae. Tue 4/30, 8 PM, Butch Walker; 9 PM, Sage, Wombat Carnival. Wed 5/1, Pedal, 68s. Fri 5/3, Segway, Fin, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Jimmy Atto. Sat 5/4, Upside Down DJs spin. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/26, Further Notice. Sat 4/27, Rage. Fri 5/3, Mr. Hand. Sat 5/4, Chrome. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 4/28, 9:30 PM, Dictators (see Spot Check), Gaza Strippers. Mon 4/29, 9 PM, No Doctors, Xela Said, Plutonium Pie, Laundryroom Squelchers. Thu 5/2, 9:30 PM, Fireballs of Freedom, Lost Goat (see Spot Check), Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Fri 5/3, 9:30 PM, Anti-Pop Consortium, Diverse, DJ Old Man Malcolm. Sat 5/4, 9:30 PM, DJ Lori Barbero, Chicago Kings, Service Anxiety, the Rope (benefit for Michele Mahoney's film The Undergrad.) 773-276-3600.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays; no cover. Wed 5/1, Big Backyard. Thu 5/2, Brianne & Andy. Fri 5/3, Cammi's NRG. Sat 5/4, Kato & the Houseboys. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Rick Alaska & Co. 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 4/26, 7 PM, Supersleuth, All Else Fails, Myopia. Sat 4/27, 6 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Black Beauties, Stepsister; 10 PM, Cerberous Shoal, Michael Columbia: 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. Mon 4/29, 6 PM, Casket Lottery, Spitalfield, Forstella Ford, Dead Letter Auction. Tue 4/30, 6 PM, Cephalic Carnage, Kung Fu Rick, Flying Luttenbachers, Nigel Peppercock. Wed 5/1, 6 PM, Converge, Glassjaw, Reach the Sky, Stalemate. Thu 5/2, 6 PM, Converge, Glassjaw, Brand New, Afterproject. Sat 5/4, 6 PM, Mushuganas, Tiltwheel, Timversion; 10 PM, Wolf Eyes, Viki, Mammal. Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Vitamin X, Total Fury, Amdi Petersen's Arme, Def Choice, Reaccion. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Paperboys, Sons of the Never Wrong. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Over the Rhine, Anna Fermin & Andon Davis. Wed 5/1, 9 PM, Stickfigure. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, NRBQ. 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.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 4/26, G.B. Leighton. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/3, Kimi Hayes Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/26, 50 Lb. Head, Kids on Smack. Sat 4/27, Steve Buscemi's Teeth, Turbo Skirts, Ex-patriates. Fri 5/3, Richie Demichael & friends. Sat 5/4, Psychodeli. 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 and Tue 4/30, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 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. Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM, Lynn Breedlove reading from her novel Godspeed with Nomy Lamm, Jen Porter. 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 4/26, Bucky Dent, Phisten Verona. Sat 4/27, Milkbaby, Primitive, Coma Savants, Detholz. Thu 5/2, King Candy, #1 Son. Fri 5/3, Painscale, Walking Man. Sat 5/4, Pop Fly, Dayna Malow. 773-472-5139.

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. Sat 4/27, Freeform Sessions, Genral Patton & His Privates, Secret Agent Bill. Thu 5/2, Alton Rex with Chris Beirne. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/26, 10 PM, benefit for WLUW with Frisbie, Dag Juhlin. Sat 4/27, 9:30 PM, Dishes, MarC/DC (see Spot Check), Nerves; 12:30 AM, DJ Lucifer Sam. Sun 4/28, 9 PM, Bobby Conn, Canned Hamm. Mon 4/29, 10 PM, Cantina (no cover). Wed 5/1, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Ruth Buzzy, Digs, Capitol Rock, Dylan Nelson. Thu 5/2, 9:30 PM, Fruitbats, the Sun. Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Euphone. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Rebecca Gates; 12:30 AM, DJ Rudy Day. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/26, V90, Synge. Sat 4/27, Lightning & Thunder, P53. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Thu 5/2, Convulsions. Fri 5/3, Pat McCurdy. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Sat 4/27, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics. Thursdays, open mike with the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: 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 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/26 and Thu 5/2, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. Fri 5/3, Paul McKinney Band. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26, 6:15 PM, Lit, Pressure 4-5, Handsome Devil; 11 PM, X-ecutioners, the Coup (see Critic's Choice), Kenny Mohammad. Sat 4/27, 9 PM, Samples, Dan Darrah; 10 PM, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett (on the Back Porch Stage). Sun 4/28 through Tue 4/30, 8 PM, Robert Hunter. Wed 5/1, Midnight Oil, Will Hoge (sold out). Thu 5/2, 6:30 PM, Howie Day, Matt Nathanson (sold out); 11 PM, Midnight Oil, Will Hoge. Fri 5/3, KC & the Sunshine Band. Sat 5/4, 6:30 PM, Supersuckers, Jesse Dayton; 11:30 PM, Ekoostik Hookah, 56 Hope Road. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 4/28, New Flavor. Mondays, open mike. Fri 5/3, Reggie McCants. Sat 5/4, 3 Piece. Sun 5/5, Dub Flex. 312-266-2400.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Butterfly McQueen. Sun 5/5, 1 PM, Catfight, Maggie Speaks. 773-327-4646.

JD MUGGS 437 S. Addison Rd., Addison: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 630-833-2570.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Mon 4/29, 9 PM, Andrew Morgan (no cover). 773-645-3667.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/26, Marty Lloyd Band, Tim Mahoney. Sat 4/27, Eddie Money, John Eddie (benefit for the Gus Foundation and Mercy Home for Boys and Girls). Thu 5/2, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 5/3, Dan Darrah Band, Seven Day Run, Karma Tease. Sat 5/4, Hairbangers' Ball. 312-337-3486.

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

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/26, 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 4/26, 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. Tue 4/30, 8 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wed 5/1, Planeside, Plasma. Thu 5/2, Famous Brothers, Sonic Voodoo. Fri 5/3, Powervibe, Domestic Godzilla. Sat 5/4, Hysterics, Pound of Flesh, All Systems Halt. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Old #8, Saps, Wingnuts. Sat 4/27, 10:30 PM, Casolando, Red Star Belgrade, Utah Carol. Wed 5/1, 8 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 5/2, 9:30 PM, "Big C Jamboree" (no cover). Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Bernie Worrell & the Woo Warriors with Jen Durkin, Funktelligence. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Dan Bern, Anne Heaton, Bob Hillman. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 4/27, D'Zyre. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/26, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Sleeping at Last, Stripping the Pistol, Whimsical, DJ Tommie Sunshine; 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. Mon 4/29, 7 PM, Pedro the Lion (see Spot Check), Damien Jurado & Gathered in Song, T. W. Walsh. Wed 5/1, 6:30 PM, Flogging Molly, Slackers, Avoid One Thing. Thu 5/2, 6 PM, Juice, Sage Francis, One Man Army with Subterraneous, Musab, Qwazzar, Qwel with Meatyogre & DJ Whitelightning, Prime with DJ Madd Crates, DJ PNS. Fri 5/3, 6:30 PM, Cranes, For Stars; 11 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Steepwater Band. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Tiger Army. Sun 5/5, 6:30 PM, Tracer, Turner Joy, American Cosmonaut, Morris Minors. 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Fri 5/3, 3:30 PM, Frank & Dave. 312-655-0600.

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.

MULLEN'S 3527 N. Clark: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM. 773-325-2319.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/26, Hot Lips Messiah, Pinheads, Aakatas, American Dream. Tue 4/30, Plate Position, Cream Weaver. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 5/2, Labrat, Warblob. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/26, John Kamys, Ellen Rosner, Dylan Rice. Sat 4/27, Frank Catalano, C.D.O., Cornmeal. Fri 5/3, Hillbillies From Space. Sat 5/4, NYC Smoke, John Washburn. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wed 5/1, 8 PM, John Washburn. Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 5/2 with Scott Hasbrouck). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/26, 10 PM, Homunculus, Raingods. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Brother Brother, Band That Saved the World. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tue 4/30, 9 PM, Salvo Beta, Heartworm, Absorb, DJ Amok. Wed 5/1, 9 PM, Sidewalk Skolaz, Garden Foundation, Farm Crew, Knomadz. Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Carbonfour, Sono, Alphabet. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Premium, Blackmaker, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Elvi. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26, Supermint, Dremana, Echosend. Sat 4/27, Flathead Fillups, Mindshaft, Red River, Animation (Rush tribute band), Tracer X. Fri 5/3, American Motherload, Bunker Hill, Blown. Sat 5/4, Dem*Agin, Gaskit. Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Downbreed, Chapter Seven, Solstice, Simple Something, Figure H8. 708-756-0600.

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

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26, Denise Tomasello. Saturdays, Erin McDougald. Fri 5/3, Nan Mason. 312-527-1010.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/27, Creepy D. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 5/2, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/27, Randi Fox & Bobby Rex. Sat 5/4, Paul Allodi. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/26, Arthur Lee. Sat 4/27, Brendan Russell. Fri 5/3, Jon Gram. Sat 5/4, Mighty Joe. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26, Behold! the Living Corpse, Murdered, 36 Invisibles, Three Finger Demon. Sat 4/27, Phantom Three, Dr. Killbot, Lepers. Mon 4/29, Fleshies, Chargers Street Gang. Wed 5/1, Service Anxiety, Miniwatt, Tale of Gengi. Thu 5/2, Those Peabodys, Good Goddamns. Fri 5/3, Mashers, Methadones, Lynyrd's Innards. Sat 5/4, Zero to Nine, the Girls, Omegamen, 10 Words for Snow. Sun 5/5, 10 PM, Ol' Yeller, Josh Wiese. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/27, English Channel (Beatles tribute band). Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. 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. Sat 4/27, Magnetosphere, Tina Tuna & the Wahoo. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Sat 5/4, Polkaholics. 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.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Alton Rex with Chris Beirne. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, 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 4/26, Phonograph Scientists. Sat 4/27, DJ Suerte, DJ Devios & Syre 1. 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. 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 4/26, 7:30 PM, David Wilcox (see Spot Check); 10:30 PM, Khan (see Critic's Choice), Kid Congo Powers, Del Rey. Sat 4/27, 7:30 PM, David Wilcox (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Hush Drops, Tenki (see Spot Check), Bigger Lovers. Tue 4/30, 8 PM, Nitelite for Kids: benefit for P.L.A.Y. & the Pediatric AIDS Junior Committee with Pedal Steel Transmission, Riviera, Phenoms. Wed 5/1, 9 PM, Sara Osmer, Wendy DeBias. Thu 5/2, 9 PM, Zincs, My Secret Service, the Race. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Joe Pernice, Jaime Woods; 10:30 PM, Edith Frost, Central Falls. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Oskar Saville & friends with Jaime Babbitt. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/27, Jane Doe. Sat 5/4, Terata. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Phil Angotti. 312-337-7900.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Mormans. 847-329-0478.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Mr. Meyers. Sat 5/4, Traffic Jam. 847-991-2150.

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

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.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 5/2, 3:30 PM, Guitarman Dave. 312-441-9334.

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 10 PM. Sat 4/27, Boston-Chicago Connection Hip-Hop Showcase with T-Ruckus, C Rays Walz, Virtuoso & Prime, Vakill, Mass Hysteria. 773-278-6600.

T. PATRICK MURPHY'S 9953 Southwest Hwy., Oak Lawn: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/27, Leftovers. Fri 5/3, Five Guys Named Moe. 630-495-1171.

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

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

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

T'S 5025 N. Clark: 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 4/26, Linda Smith, Gavra Lynn, Saldo Kreek. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Grant Langston; 9 PM, Tret Fure. Sun 4/28, John Hasbrouck, Julie Frost, Kevin Leeds. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 4/30, Katie Todd. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Sat 5/4, Stone, Jason Blake Band. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/26, Waste, Jesus & the Devil. Sat 4/27, Dara Cox & friends with members of Pistol Whipped. 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 4/26, Noveto Trio. Saturdays, open mike. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/26, Ark Band. Sat 4/27, Anthem, Carl Brown. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/26, Steepwater Band, Cane Corso. Sat 4/27, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, Ruben Waters Loves You. Tue 4/30, Mr. Blotto, Mark Anderson Band. Wed 5/1, Groovatron. Thu 5/2, Mark Anderson Band, Meet the Head. Fri 5/3, Starcandy, DJ Easy Go. Sat 5/4, 10:30 PM, Freekbass. 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. 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 4/26, E-Smoove, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Andre Harris. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wednesdays, 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 6 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 PM-3 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 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 techno, industrial, aggro, and synthpop 9:30 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, DJ Billy Seagrave, DJ Toast. Thu 5/2, Chris Connelly, 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 after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. Wednesdays, Reflections DJs spin "audiodiversity." Thursdays, Ken Sumka spins rock, pop, and alternative. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/26, DJ Frique. Saturdays, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Sun 4/28, DJ Ralphi Rosario, Sauci Bernaise, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure, DJ Ken E, Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/29, 10 PM, "Play" with Jamie Hodge. 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 house and hip-hop. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, Sybian DJs spin house, techno, and trance. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 5/5, 9 PM, "Big Up!" with Chicago Underground Duo, Orton Socket with Panning Action, DJ Jacob Ross, DJ Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays though Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. 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 Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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 house 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 Ben. Saturdays, DJ Frique & AM/PM. 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 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through 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. Sat 5/4, Blind Date party hosted by Roger Lodge with DJ Chris Tomasone, DJ Smurf, and DJ Dannyboy. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Cache 22 & Shaky Shawun spin funk & R&B. Saturdays, DJ Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays and Wednesdays, DJs spin rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin reggae. Thursdays, DJ Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 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 and dancing nightly after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators hosted by Barbie Doll. 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.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin dance music Thursdays and Fridays 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 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: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Caffeine. Saturdays, DJs Billy the Kid & DVS. Thursdays, DJs spin hip-hop & R&B. 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. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs Mike Dunn, Tony T., Phantom, Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, DJ Mike Love. 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 4/26, Rick Garcia, Jon Lemmon, Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/26, Pepe Bradock. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos & Agent 47. Fri 5/3, Family Party with DJ Quincy. 312-733-6699.

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-5 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 4/26, David Alvarado, Darrell Woodson. Sat 4/27, Ursula 1000, Nicola Conte, Dave Brock. Mon 4/29, Aaron Shinn, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth, ethereal, and electro. Wed 5/1, Ben Watt, Jay Hannah, Darrell Woodson. Thu 5/2, Angelist, Dave Brock. Fri 5/3, Jay-J, Janel Roland. Sat 5/4, Justin Long, James Curd. 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 Tuesdays through Sundays (until 5 AM. Saturdays) Fridays, DJ Darkie spins house and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins old-school house. Sundays, "Whiplash" with DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins rock & roll. 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 (Tue 4/30 with Dirty MF & the Smoking Section). Wed 5/1, DJ David Chavez spins Latin jazz and 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. Fridays, DJs Alberto Gomez & Rudy spin salsa & merengue. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. Thursdays, DJ Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. 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

TERRY BREEN Free concert. Wed 5/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PATTI ECKER & THE PRAIRIELAND BAND Free admission. Sun 5/5, 2:30 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-376-2787 or 847-376-2839.

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

FISH CREEK RAMBLERS Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 4300 N. Winchester. 773-583-0124.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performances. 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.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

LEE MURDOCK Sun 4/28, 2 PM (free concert), Indian Trails Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck, Wheeling. 847-459-4102. Sat 5/4, 7:30 PM (benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee), Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-964-4871. Sun 5/5, 2 PM (free concert), Algonquin Area Public Library, 16000 Harnish, Algonquin. 847-458-6060.

TOM PAXTON, ANNE HILLS, DAVE CARTER & TRACEY GRAMMER Sat 5/4, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Benefit for the south-side tutoring and mentoring program Strive. Sat 5/4, 11 AM, Ellis Avenue Church, 5001 S. Ellis. 773-268-4910.

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

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC See Fairs & Festivals.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music at 8 PM. Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage with Home Cookin'. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Hillbilly Roundup with Kent Rose & the Haunted Hearts. 312-226-6666.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/27, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. Sat 5/4, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 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 4/26, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 4/27 and Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Dalriada. Fri 5/3, 9:30 PM, Napper Tandy. Sun 5/5, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Gerard Haughey. 708-687-9323.

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

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3 PM, Chico's Jam. Thursdays, 9 PM, Gus Friedlander & friends. 773-878-3343.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/26, Fast Eddie. Sat 4/27, Velvet Green. Fri 5/3, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 5/4, Paddy Go Easy. Sun 5/5, 5 PM, Joe Burke & Charlie Lennon. 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: Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Paperboys, Sons of the Never Wrong. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/27, Ed Hall. Sat 5/4, Leonardo. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 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. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Thu 5/2, 10 PM, Alton Rex with Chris Beirne. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 5/1, 8 PM, Robert Hopper performs as part of the May Day Extravaganza, with the cabaret play Cold Chicago: A Haymarket Fable. 312-362-9707.

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

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

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

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 5/4, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Sun 5/5, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-645-3667.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Fair Play. Sat 4/27, 9 PM, Clann Na Gael. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly. Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Chicago Rovers. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Dooley Brothers. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/29, 8 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. 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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Thu 5/2, 9 PM, Sag Valley Boys. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Alton Rex with Chris Beirne. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, 7:30 PM, David Wilcox (see Spot Check). Sun 4/28, 6 and 9 PM, John Gorka, Mustard's Retreat. Mon 4/29, 8 PM, Sam Shaber, Andrew Kerr, Jennie DeVoe. Sat 5/4, 7 PM, Sara Hickman. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 4/26, Andrew McKnight. Fri 5/3, O'Hara & Laffey. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: 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. Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 5/4, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

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 4/26, 9 PM, Dave Specter Quartet. Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 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 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mon 4/29, Grana Louise Band. Tue 4/30, Zora Young Band. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 5/2 through Sat 5/4, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 4/30, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 4/28, Jimmy Burns. Mon 4/29, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/30, Rob Stone & the C-Notes with Katherine Davis. Wed 5/1, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 5/2, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Fri 5/3, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 4/28, noon, Chris Walz. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ruby Harris. Sun 5/5, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/26, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Little Floyd & Mike Dangeroux. Sat 4/27, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 10 PM, W.C. Clark (see Critic's Choice), River Rats. Sun 4/28, Eric George Band. Mon 4/29, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 4/30, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Wed 5/1, Joe Moss Band. Thu 5/2, Larry Garner. Fri 5/3, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Larry McCray, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Sat 5/4, 6:30 PM, Giles Corey; 10 PM, Johnnie Johnson, Mighty Joe Young Jr. 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.

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 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Nellie Travis. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/26, Marty Sammon Band. Sat 4/27, Otis Rush. 630-513-0074.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 312-697-0975.

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.

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (Thu 5/2 with Over Easy). 312-433-0013.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26, Byther Smith & the Nightriders. Sat 4/27, Jimmie Lee Robinson Band. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Jimmy Burns. 847-605-9900.

DORIS'S 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike with Crumar; 9 and 11 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band 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 5/3, 10 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Cryin' Souls. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 4/26, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Fri 5/3, Code Blues. Sat 5/4, CJ & Company. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 4/27, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 5/4, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/26, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-767-4838.

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 4/27, 9:30 PM, Johnnie Marshall. Tue 4/30, 8:30 PM, Brian Lupo Blues Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 5/4, 9:30 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 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 4/26, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 4/27, Paul Berrere & Fred Tackett. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

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

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/26, Big Money Mike & the Sex Machine. Sat 4/27, Liz Mandville Greeson. 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. 708-547-1456.

JOHNETTA'S 6530 S. Damen: Mondays, 9 and 10:45 PM and midnight, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 773-436-0320.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Chris James. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 5/2, Marty Sammon (live radio broadcast), Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, John Primer. 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.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: No cover. Fri 5/3, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 773-252-7636.

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.

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 4/27, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 5/4, Jimmy Johnson. 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 4/29 with Ken Saydak.) 708-756-0600.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/26, Matthew Skoller Quartet. Sat 4/27, Mississippi Heat. Fri 5/3, Carl Davis Band. Sat 5/4, Big Time Sarah. 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 4/26, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 4/27, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Wed 5/1 and Sat 5/4, Pistol Pete. Fri 5/3, Roger & the Wraybands. 815-477-0340.

PUSH RODS 15652 S. Dixie Hwy., Harvey: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM, Bob Jamerson & Killer Ray. 708-225-0178.

REAL BIG "O" HOUSE 5339 S. Halsted: Sundays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Jerry Jones with Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. Thursdays, 7 and 10 PM, Elmore James with Charles & the Keynotes. 773-373-7283.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 4/27, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/26, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater & Jody Williams. Sat 4/27, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater & Robert Lockwood Jr. (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 5/1, William Pervis & Seventh Sons. Thu 5/2, Little Smokey Smothers. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Melvin Taylor. 773-645-5200.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Pinetop Perkins with Willie Smith. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 5/3, Billy Branch (tribute to Little Walter). Sat 5/4, Sugar Blue (tribute to Little Walter). 773-342-0452.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. Thursdays, Jimmy Pryor with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. 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 4/26, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 4/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Fri 5/3, Felix & the Cats with Elmo Bliss. Sat 5/4, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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

jazz

concerts

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.

OSCAR BROWN JR. performs at the first annual International Tea Extravaganza and benefit for restoration of University Church's E.M. Skinner Pipe Organ. Sun 4/28, 5 PM, University Church, 5655 S. University. 773-363-8142.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 5/5, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ & WIND ENSEMBLES under the direction of Bruce Mack; with guest artists David Bandman, Mike Caplan, Rex Merriweather, Scott Bliege, Bill Chapin, Jim Batson, and Amy Nelson. Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

LOL COXHILL See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/27, 3 PM, fern room, Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2400 N. Stockton. 773-276-3600.

DIPLOMATS JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Wed 5/1, 7:30 PM, North Theatre, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ COMBOS Free admission. Thu 5/2, 7:30 PM, Silverado Grill, 447 Spring, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100.

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.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE JAZZ BAND under the direction of Chuck Morgan, with the Lockport High School Jazz Band under the direction of Karin Fannin. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2232.

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

LOESCHER TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 4/27, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

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

MOONLIGHTERS Big-band dance concert. Wed 5/1, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 59 and Rte. 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Tim Aubuchon. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

MUNSTER HIGH SCHOOL & WILBUR WRIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLES in a free concert. Thu 5/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA JAZZ STUDIES DEPARTMENT Free concert. Mon 4/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

JULI WOOD & EARMA THOMPSON Free concert. Tue 4/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steve Zuterek with Ron Brown, Paul Bata, and Deborah Kelly. 773-286-9337.

ANDIE'S 5253 N. Clark: Restaurant. Mon 4/29, 6 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Bryan Nichols. 773-784-8616.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 5/1, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Franz Jackson with Joe Johnson, Dan Delorenzo & Bob Cousins; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 5/2, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 5/3, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones, Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/4, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Max Hook Sextet. 312-642-6805.

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Carlos Cannon. Tue 4/30 through Sat 5/4, Charlie Johnson. Sun 5/5, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BARCELONA 3474 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project. 773-244-8000.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fri 4/26, Mick Archer. Sat 4/27, Phil Baron. 312-787-1300.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: No cover. Fri 4/26 and Sat 4/27, 6:30 PM, Audrey Morris; 9 PM, Frank D'Rone. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Audrey Morris. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, 6:30 PM, Audrey Morris; 9 PM, Milt Trenier. 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 5/1, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 4/27, 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. Fri 4/26, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thu 5/2, Todd Boyce Quartet. 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.

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

EL CID 2115 N. Milwaukee: Tue 4/30, 7 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-252-4747.

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.

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wed 5/1 through Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/26, 9:30 PM, AALY Trio with Ken Vandermark (see Critic's Choice), Lol Coxhill (see Critic's Choice) & Torsten Muller. Sat 4/27, 9:30 PM, Paul Rutherford Ensemble (see Critic's Choice), David Stackenas & Johan Berthling, David Boykin Expanse. Tue 4/30, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 5/1, 10 PM, Paul Hession with Jeb Bishop & Fred Lonberg-Holm. Sun 5/5, 9 PM, "Big Up!" with Chicago Underground Duo, Orton Socket with Panning Action, DJ Jacob Ross, DJ Fred Wells. 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 Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 4/27, Tam Van Dorn. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 4/28, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Sun 5/5, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. 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. Thu 5/2, 7:30 PM, Scott Stevenson Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 4/26, 7:30 PM, Birdwatch. Sat 4/27, Equinox 5 with William Kurk. Sun 4/28, 10 AM, jazz brunch with pianist Jordan Baskin. Wed 5/1, Kirsten Gustafson Trio. Thu 5/2, Upbeat Trio. Fri 5/3, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 5/4, Vincent, Allen, Howell. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 4/27, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 4/28, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 4/26, 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. Mon 4/29, 9 PM, Kelly Brand Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 5/1, 9 PM, Orbert Davis Sextet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/3, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Lonnie Plaxico Group; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Lonnie Plaxico Group; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 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 5/2, 8 PM, Roy Campbell & Massamalgam (see Critic's Choice). Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Dave Douglas New Quintet; midnight, Tatsuya Nakatani with Jim Baker & Josh Abrams. Sun 5/5, 9 PM, Aurora Borealis Box. 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Mon 4/29 through Wed 5/1, 10 PM, Steve Tyrell (on the Back Porch Stage). 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Tue 4/30, 9 PM, BMR4. 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 4/26, Harry Allen with the Eddie De Haas Trio. Sat 4/27, Sun 4/28 (4 and 8 PM only), and Mon 4/29, 8 and 10 PM, Mingus Big Band (see Critic's Choice). Tue 4/30 through Sun 5/5, "West Coast Invasion" with Bud Shank, Pete Christlieb, Joe LaBarbera, Larry Novak & Larry Gray. 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 4/26, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa performs "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs?"; 9:30 PM, Scott Burns Quartet. Sun 4/28, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Jodie Christian, Scott Burns. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach 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: Sun 4/28, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Spazztet. Sun 5/5, 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.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 4/26, 9 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. Sat 4/27, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Wed 5/1, 7 PM, Pete Stoltman Group. 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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 5/1, 9 PM, Ken & Jim Show with Larry Beers, Dave Onderdonk, Carl Kozlowski & Matt North. 847-869-0450.

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 8:30 PM. Fri 4/26, Jose Valdes Trio. Sat 4/27, Laksar Reese 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 4/26, Dan Cray Trio. Sat 4/27, Ragtime Ramblers. Mondays, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Tuesdays, Ryan Cohan Trio. Wednesdays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, 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 4/26, 5:30 PM, April Aloisio & Dave Onderdonk; 9 PM, Katherine Davis Group. Sat 4/27, 9 PM, Joanie Pallatto & the Machine Band. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 5/1, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Thu 5/2, 8:30 PM, Keli Briggs Allison Trio. Fri 5/3, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Ken Chaney Experience. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/27, Judy Roberts Quartet. Tue 4/30, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 5/1, Steve Kessler. Sat 5/4, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/26, Jazz Solution. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 5/3, Q-Blue. 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: Music after 8 PM. Wed 5/1, Yves Francois et Son Jazz. Fri 5/3, Cecile Savage Duo. Sat 5/4, Fritz Legros. 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: Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Rubato Jazz Ensemble. Thursdays, 8 PM, John Goldman's Special Interest Group. Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Justin Kramer Trio. Sat 5/4, 8:30 PM, Equinox 5. 847-329-0478.

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

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.

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

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Thu 5/2, 9 PM, Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra. 773-862-3616.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: No cover. Tue 4/30, 5:30 PM, Elmhurst College Jazz Band. 630-832-9797.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartette (no cover). 847-991-7006.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 4/29, Ryan Shultz. 773-327-2739.

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 4/26 and Sat 4/27, Shawn Loescher Trio. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 5/2, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 5/3, Harold Attyberry & Partners in Time. Sat 5/4, Jeff Marx Quartet with Harrison Bankhead. 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

LIRA SINGERS & CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE perform Mexican and Polish carols and hymns in a free concert. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 773-508-7040.

YO-YO MA WITH THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice. Wed 5/1, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RAJERY with his quartet from Madagascar performs on valiha; free concert. Mon 4/29, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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 See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/27, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

AKIKO SUGANO, MI SON LEE, IKUKO ARMANDI, YELLOW RIVER PERFORMING ARTS Asian/Pacific American Heritage month concert; free admission. Thu 5/2, 7 PM, Edgebrook branch, Chicago Public Library, 5331 W. Devon. 312-744-8313.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN, FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN under the direction of Raharja; free admission. Sun 5/5, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8484.

GARY VALENCIANO Fri 5/3, 8:30 PM, Gateway Theatre, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-742-2701 or 847-679-7634.

BETTY XIANG & WEI YANG, TATSU AOKI & HIDE YOSHIHASHI perform as part of "West to East: Selected Asian-American Arts Performances" with poet Ifti Nasim, Angel Island Theater Company, and Kalapriya Dance Company; free admission. Thu 5/2, 7 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 4/28, 7 PM, "Feria of Seville" flamenco competition with Azucena Vega. Fri 5/3, 10:30 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta (preceded by cha-cha dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3335 N. Clark: Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Sol Azul. 773-528-6775.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wed 5/1, 7:30 PM, "Love & Springtime": Music in Greek, English, German, Russian & Italian. 773-348-7592.

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.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop (Tue 4/30, 10 PM, Bajo Cero, 70 x 7). Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez. 847-969-1602.

classical

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE AND CHRISTOPHER COSTANZA piano and cello, in a free concert. Fri 4/26, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE, CHRISTOPHER COSTANZA, AND STEFAN HERSH piano, cello, and violin, in a free concert. Tue 4/30, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Diamond, Chopin, Copland, Barber). Sun 5/5, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

CLARICE ASSAD piano, with soprano Alissa McLauchlan, pianist Ligia Takei, marimbist Sean Kopp, oboist Mick Masterson, cellist Carolina Gomez, and others in a program of her own compositions. Sun 4/28, 2 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash. 773-334-3214.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL 2002 Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston: Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Bach Week Festival Chamber Orchestra with trumpeters Kevin Hartman, Channing Philbrick, and Margaret Philbrick, organist Christine Kraemer, violinists Mathias Tacke and Kathleen Brauer, flutist Sandra Morgan, and oboist Judith Zunamon Lewis (Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel, anonymous). Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Bach Week Festival Chorus and Orchestra with organist Merlin Lehman and flutists Louise Dixon and Amy Hartman (Bach, Zelenka). 847-236-0452.

BAROSSA WIND QUINTET in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Persichetti, Reicha, Milhaud, Barber). Wed 5/1, 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.

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.

CAVALCADE OF CANTORS features Shimon Farkas, Benzion Miller, Alberto Mizrahi, Deborah Bard, Richard Cohn, Steve Stoehr, Eric Wasser, and Ilana Goldberg with the Anshe Emet Festival Choir. Tue 4/30, 7:30 PM, Beth Hillel Congregation, 3220 Big Tree, Wilmette. 847-432-8900.

CLAIRE CHASE, AMY DISSANYAKE, AND PETER TANTSITS flute, piano, and tenor (Reich, Paganini, Schoenfeld). Free admission. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

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

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor, with oboist Cara Gray (Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 5/5, 2:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 773-636-6388.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with pianist Robert Schmidt (Mozart, Brahms). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with recorder soloist Aldo Abreu in a free concert (Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky). Tue 4/30, 7:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-341-2239.

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

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/26, 1:30 PM, and Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, with pianist Martin Kasik (Haydn, Schumann, Takemitsu). Thu 5/2, 8 PM, Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, and Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor, with cellist John Sharp in an all-Britten program. "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.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Terrance Gray, conductor, with the Amelia Piano Trio and the Chicago Children's Choir (Dvorak, Beethoven, Thomas, Berlioz). Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

MEMBERS OF CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sun 4/28, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

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.

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.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in public rehearsal. Sat 5/4, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DOUGLAS CLEVELAND organ, with tenor Kurt Hansen (Howells, Decker, Larsen, Locklair, Durufle, Vierne). Tue 4/30, 7:30 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan, Northwestern University, Evanston. 847-491-5441.

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.

COMBINED CHOIRS OF ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL AND ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH perform Haydn's Mass in Time of War in a free concert. Sun 4/28, 3 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

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 SENIOR HONORS RECITAL Free admission. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

EMILIO DEL ROSARIO piano (Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Chopin). Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY VOCAL SHOWCASE Sat 4/27, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND WIND SYMPHONY Sun 4/28, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

JENNIFER DUBROW, KIMMY SZETO, RICHARD OLSON, DEIRDRE KELLY, AND PELARIN BACOS violins, viola, cello, and piano, in a free recital (Bartok, Shostakovich). Thu 5/2, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with violinist Robert McDuffie (Torke, Barber, Copland). Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, 8 PM, and Sun 5/5, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

TOM FARRELL guitar, in a free recital (Ponce, Takemitsu, Henze, Mertz). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood. 847-475-3403.

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

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIR Jerry Jelsema, conductor, with organist David Lornson (Rutter, Requiem). Sun 5/5, 4 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-6161.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/26, 12:10 PM, clarinetist David Malito (Bassi, Lutoslawski, Debussy, Gershwin). 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with tenors Vyacheslav Polozov, Josef Shalaymev, and Anatoliy Ryukunuv (Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Mascagni, Rimsky-Korsakov, traditional). Sat 5/4, 7:30 PM, Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan, Northfield. 847-729-6001.

HANDEL WEEK 2002 features all-Handel programs at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park: 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.

INTIMATE OPERA (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). 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 CHAMBER SINGERS Philip Spencer, conductor (Mozart, Rutter, traditional, and others). Sat 5/4, 7 PM, Main Campus Dining Hall, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2223.

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.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND Jerry E. Lewis, conductor (Mozart, Rossini, Sousa, Ives, Gould, Ticheli, Bennett, Bilik, Platko). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020.

KARA KANE AND KARIM SULAYMAN soprano and tenor, perform opera excerpts in a benefit for the Illinois Hunger Coalition. Fri 5/3, 7 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-629-9580.

RYNA KRISHNIAH piano, in a free recital. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LAKESIDE SINGERS Robert Bowker, conductor (Britten, Grainger, Stanford, and others). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Lake Street Church of Evanston, 607 Lake, Evanston. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 200 N. Plum Grove, Palatine. 847-446-3822.

LINCOLN QUARTET (Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 5/5, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

YULIA LIPMANOVICH, ALBERT UGOLNIKOV, RICHARD HIRSCHL, AND CHRISTIE VOHS piano, violin, cello, and clarinet (Beethoven, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky). Mon 4/29, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

LIRA SINGERS AND CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE perform Mexican and Polish carols and hymns in a free concert. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 773-508-7040.

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.

YO-YO MA WITH THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice. Wed 5/1, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SUZANNE MENTZER mezzo-soprano, with the Rembrandt Chamber Players (Mahler/West, Ravel). Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 773-248-4883.

MERIT SCHOOL OF MUSIC YOUNG AWARD WINNERS Sun 5/5, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 733-442-4978.

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 READING, CADET, PREP, AND CONCERT ORCHESTRAS (Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-926-9898.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Gunther Schuller, conductor (Rachmaninoff, Copland, Stravinsky). Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-926-9898.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND Paul Kukec conducts music of John Williams in a free concert. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHORUS Sun 4/28, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

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. Mon 4/29, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 N. Adams. 312-551-1414.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert (McDaniel, Saint-Georges, Perkinson). Fri 5/3, 7:15 PM, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 8441 S. Saint Lawrence. 312-344-7559.

NEWBERRY CONSORT in a program of baroque zarzuela music (Hidalgo, Duron, Literes, and others). Thu 5/2, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), and Fri 5/3, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 5/4, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHAMBER PLAYERS (Dvorak, Menotti, Schumann, Heiden). Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tom Zelle, conductor (Copland, Shostakovich). Fri 4/26, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with violinist Ayano Ninomiya and organist Patricia Lee (Glazunov, Respighi). Sun 5/5, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Watson Auditorium, Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake, Glenview. 847-272-0755.

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.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian, conductor, with soprano Lisa Flores in a free concert (Copland, Mozart, Debussy, Wagner, Mozart, Puccini, J. Strauss, Kern). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-481-8863.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor, with baritone Bruce Hall (Stravinsky, Copland, Milhaud, Cimarosa). Thu 5/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND John P. Lynch, conductor, with soprano Greta Pope (Gershwin and others). Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 312-491-5441.

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 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.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Paul Lindblad, conductor, with the Paul Lindblad Choristers (Hillert, Peuerl, Hildner, Hassler, Christiansen). Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-383-4742.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK Francesco Milioto conducts Verdi's La traviata. Sun 4/28, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-831-2938.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland, conductor, with violinist Peter Blagoev and soprano Aruna Serbanescu in a free concert (Prokofiev, Karasis, Verdi). Sun 5/5, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

ORION ENSEMBLE with oboist Alex Klein (Mozart, Lalliet, Saint-Saens, Milhaud, Labor). Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591.

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

PACIFICA QUARTET with pianist Ursula Oppens (Rihm, Dvorak, Haydn). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

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

MAURIZIO POLLINI piano. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 5/4, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Bach, Bizet, Svendsen). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SERAPHIM (Tavener, Part, Debussy). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 N. Sheridan. 708-442-0561.

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.

SINGERS FROM ALAN STONE DEBUT ARTIST PROGRAM in a free recital of opera arias and duets. Mon 4/29, 12:15 PM (with dance lessons at 2 PM), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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.

JANOS STARKER cello, with pianist Shigeo Neriki (R. Strauss, Beethoven, Brahms). Fri 5/3, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

WILLARD THOMEN conductor, with sopranos Mary Elliott and Elizabeth Miller, the Community United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir, and orchestra in a performance of John Rutter's Requiem. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center St., Naperville. 630-355-1483, ext. 15.

UNIVERSITY CHURCH CHOIR Irving Bunton, conductor, with soloists in a religious service (Faure, Mozart). Sun 4/28, 10:30 AM, University Church, 5655 S. University. 773-363-8142.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MUSIC STUDENTS perform music of contemporary Panamanian composers (Pardo-Tristan, Quintero, Sa, Robles). Tue 4/30, 8 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with clarinetist Eric Mandat and trumpeter Rob Guzy in a free concert (Sheng, Zwilich, and others). Sun 5/5, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 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.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Beethoven, Chopin). Sun 5/5, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-2293.

VERMEER QUARTET Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 312-663-1628.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with violist Lisa Steltenphohl (Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Bartok). Sun 4/28, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WEST SUBURBAN CHORAL UNION AND WHEATON COLLEGE CHOIR with organist Edward Zimmerman and piano duo Redekopp and Edwards (Durufle and others). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor (Beethoven and others). Sun 4/28, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

STUDENTS OF WHEATON COLLEGE SUZUKI PROGRAM in a free concert (Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and others). Fri 5/3, 7 PM, Pierce Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5567.

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

CAROL WINCENC AND NANCY ALLEN flute and harp (Bach, Hindemith, Andres, Faure, Debussy, Gossec, Godard, Ibert, Bartok). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

fairs & festivals

ROCKIN' DE MAYO Division and Elston: Fri 5/3, 4-10 PM, Jayhawks, Frank Orrall & members of Poi Dog Pondering, Janah, Stick Figure with Jack McDowell. Sat 5/4, noon-10 PM, Rusted Root, Ike Reilly, Wayne, Highway 9. 773-777-1700.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC "Picnickers are encouraged to bring along instruments . . . to participate in a jam session of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and Irish tunes." Sun 5/5, noon-dusk, Hutchinson Courtyard, University of Chicago, 57th and University. 773-702-9793.

miscellaneous

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.

BILL HOOPER Children's concert. Sat 5/4, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORAL ENSEMBLES Sat 5/4, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

NEW TRADITION CHORUS Fri 5/3, 8 PM, and Sat 5/4, 2:30 and 8 PM, Watson Auditorium, Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake, Glenview. 800-746-9246.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Wed 5/1, Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra. 312-346-3278.

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