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ANNE-MARIE AKIN Free in-store performance. Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

BELLE & SEBASTIAN Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-559-1212.

DANNY BLACK Free concert. Fri 5/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BOXSTEP Free in-store performance. Sat 5/18, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

COWBOY JUNKIES, JENNIE STEARNS 18 & over show. Fri 5/10, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DENNIS DEYOUNG performs the music of Styx with an orchestra and rock band, with the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

DR. MADD VIBE'S MAYHEM, THE PUNISHMENT perform as part of the free music and poetry series Voices of a New Black Millenium. Wed 5/15, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DOLLY VARDEN, CHRIS MILLS See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

EX-ASTRONAUTS perform as part of the "Illegitimate Arts Festival." Fri 5/10, 10 PM (preceded by a gallery exhibition at 6 PM and multimedia performances at 8 PM), ACM Chicago Arts Program, 3340 N. Clark. 773-529-4458, ext. 10.

ROBERTA FLACK Benefit for the Walter Payton Cancer Fund. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 847-342-7469 or 312-559-1212.

KID ROCK, ZWAN, TENACIOUS D, UNWRITTEN LAW, STROKES, OUR LADY PEACE, TRIK-TURNER, QUARASHI, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, EARSHOT, HOOBASTANK, THURSDAY perform at Q101's Jamboree. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

DR. AL KOOPER & THE FUNKY FACULTY Sat 5/18, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

JONITA LATTIMORE, JIM POST, DICK CONNETTE, SONYA COHEN and others perform at a tribute to Studs Terkel hosted by Garrison Keillor. Thu 5/16, 6:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LONESOME BOB Free in-store performance. Fri 5/10, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MANHANDLERS, SYSTEMIC INFECTION, COUGHS, ZORRA, OBJECTS, DEATH BY ROBOT, 4TH ROTOR, RED LIGHTS, MASCOTTS perform at a benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center. Fri 5/17, 6 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2129 N. Milwaukee. 773-481-2452.

BIZ MARKIE, BIG DADDY KANE, MC LYTE, SLICK RICK, DOUG E. FRESH, WHODINI Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

JAY MATHES Free in-store performances. Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SUSAN MAY & JOANIE PALLATTO Sun 5/19, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

MAZE WITH FRANKIE BEVERLY, JOE Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

MEGON McDONOUGH performs "An Interesting Bunch of Gals." Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PETER MURPHY, MICHAEL J. SHEEHY 18 & over show. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, CHOCOLATE GENIUS All-ages show. Sun 5/19, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

OCTOPUS PROJECT Free in-store performance. Sun 5/12, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

OPEN MIKE Free admission. Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt. 773-728-2361.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

PILLAR, ROD LAVER, EAST WEST, EARTHSUIT, BENJAMIN'S GATE Sat 5/11, 6 PM, Cornerstone Church, 855 W 5000 N, Bourbonnais. 630-833-3733.

RADIATORS, DJ HELLO KITTY Benefit for the Field Museum of Natural History. Thu 5/16, 6 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-559-1212.

RACHEL SAGE Free concert. Wed 5/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAYONARA MISS SAIGON Joe Foronda, Angel Island Theater Company, and others perform music from Asian-themed musicals; free admission. Tue 5/14, 7 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SING YOURSELF SONDHEIM Sing-along and benefit for Pegasus Players hosted by Danielle Ferland. Sun 5/19, 3:30 PM, O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts, Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson. 773-878-9761.

STRING THEORY, LOCAL INFINITIES, LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS perform at a presentation of video and audio installations. Fri 5/10, 6-11 PM, G-factor Studio, suite 2E, 2255 S. Michigan. 312-225-0996.

TAUTOLOGIC performs the first act of their rock theater piece "At the Apartment." Tue 5/14, 8 PM, third floor theater, Reynolds Club, University of Chicago, 1135 E. 57th. 773-702-1234.

2 FROM 4 Free in-store performance. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

WAXER performs as part of "Peripheral Vision: Trans/Genderqueer Multimedia From Chicago," which also features videos, poetry, photography, and spoken word. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark. 773-769-3850.

WHISPERS, DELLS, MILLIE JACKSON, MANHATTANS WITH GERALD ALSTON, BLUE LOVETT Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

WRITTEN IN THE SAND, ST. MONROE, LIKE YOUNG, PUNCHING GREY Fri 5/10, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Ellen Rosner, Mary Janes, Myshkin's Ruby Warblers, Miga. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Honeybees, BellFuries, Hi-fi & the Roadburners, Torturing Elvis. Sun 5/12, 9 PM, Dave Davies (see Spot Check), Slugs. Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Convoy, Lush Budgett, Brother Lowdown. Fri 5/17, 10 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Earl, Sons of Jorel. Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, John Vanderslice, Constantines. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Michael Rodio. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Mpulse spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. Mon 5/13, 9 PM, Dave Tamkin. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. Thu 5/16, 9:30 PM, Desi Bros. 773-348-5100.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Kevin Purcell. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike with Paul Allodi. Sat 5/18, 9 PM, Holly McGuire. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 5/10, Returnables (see Spot Check), Muchacha, Matics, Sugar Jets. Sat 5/11, Rudy Ray Moore (see Spot Check) with the Sol Reys, Bric-a-Brac. Sun 5/12, Dan Raab, Octopus, Capital 8. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, Olo, Architecture. Wed 5/15, Head Down, Courageous Rue. Thu 5/16, Crack Pipes, Peelers, Team Rockit. Fri 5/17, Hasil Adkins, Tijuana Hercules, Boss Martians. Sat 5/18, Cheetah Chrome, Baseball Furies, Reagan National Crash Diet. Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Pono. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Margie Stroud. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Phil Baron. 312-787-1300.

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 5/10, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin Band. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Lone Star State. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Primo. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 5/10, Global Funk Council, Smokestack. Sat 5/11, Patty Elvis. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Thu 5/16, Hillbilly Winos. Fri 5/17, Del Mar, the Nod. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/10, Transmission. Sat 5/11, R.U.R. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 5/17, Country Funkins. Sat 5/18, Mojo Sapiens. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 5/10, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 5/17, Shine On. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/17, 7Deez. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 5/17, Construct/Destruct, Psykotropik. 773-348-8536.

CAJUN KITCHEN 1155 Golf, Rolling Meadows: Sat 5/18, 5, 6:30, and 8 PM, Mojo & the Bayou Gypsies. 847-290-5500.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/10, Strange Friends, Final Solution. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/10, Torturing Elvis. Wed 5/15, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 5/18, Riptones. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 5/15, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike for poets and musicians. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Apartment. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Pointy Teeth. 773-743-5650.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3661.

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: 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 5/11, Descarga. Sat 5/18, Jaula. 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 5/14, 9 PM, Dave Tamkin. 312-642-3449.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/10, Billy Ray Valentine Band, Night Fever. Sat 5/11, Fonnmhor, 24 Elsinor. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 5/16, Pat McCurdy. Fri 5/17, Frawd. Sat 5/18, Jackson Rohm, Tasty Burger. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/11, Intrigue. Sat 5/18, Mystery Train. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Toys. Sat 5/11, 10:30 PM, Sweet Tarts, the Exit. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Core, Honeytongue. Sat 5/18, 10:30 PM, Skinny, Rock Star Club, King Super. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/10, Then Again. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/17, Underwater People. Sat 5/18, Remedy. 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 5/10, 8 PM, Sat 5/11, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Cory Jamison (tribute to the Singers of the Stan Kenton Orchestra: Anita O'Day, June Christy, and Chris O'Connor). Mon 5/13, 8 PM, Steve Wallem. Wed 5/15 through Sat 5/18, 8 PM, and Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Sally Schleker. 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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/18, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-605-9900.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 5/12, DJ Lexi. Tue 5/14, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 5/15, DJ Lawrence spins country & western. Thu 5/16, DJ Tony spins heavy rock. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Baldwin Brothers (see Spot Check) with Angie Hart, Geri Soriano-Lightwood, Barron Ricks, David Max-Crawford & Joshua Bell, VHS or Beta, La Makita Soma. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Michael McDermott, Pepper's Ghost, Katie Todd Band; Simmering (late set). Tue 5/14, 9 PM, Ed Harcourt, Eileen Rose. Wed 5/15, 9 PM, Exo, Custom on It, Silent Treatment. Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Domestic Problems, Knee Deep Shag, Orson's Well. Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Acumen Nation, Atombombpocketknife, Chris Connelly. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, the Lust, Gaza Strippers, Bottom, Monster Trux. 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. Sat 5/11, Insomnia. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/17, Generations. Sat 5/18, Flyte. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/10, Terata. Fri 5/17, Half Mad Poet. 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 5/10, Rubber, Othercide. Sat 5/11, Tempest, Caliban. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 5/15, Hairbanger's Ball. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 5/17, Swing Crew. Sat 5/18, Mike & Joe. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Hungries. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/10, Jujubees, Serilian, Red Elephant, Utah Carol. Sat 5/11, Three Card Guts, Dimebox, Halfway Jane. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 5/14, Buzzfuzzter, Sunhead King. Wed 5/15, Sara Hollister Band, Frantic Appetite. Thu 5/16, MVP, Madhops, Metzger's Car. Fri 5/17, Cycle Something, Butterside Down, Blues Monks. Sat 5/18, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Casolando. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/10, Dave Dunne. Fri 5/17, Souled Out. Sat 5/18, Don't Ask. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Damo Suzuki & Cul de Sac (see Critic's Choice), Defender. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Bright Eyes, Good Life, Mayday. Sun 5/12, 9 PM, Sole, Passage, Restiform Bodies, Kevin Blechdom. Mon 5/13, 9 PM, New Constitution, Perfect Teeth, Mosquitos, Head of Femur. Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Drums & Tuba, Taking Pictures, the Race, Clairvoyants. Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Promise Ring, Certainly Sir, Emily Shrine. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Weakerthans, Light FM, Simpatico. Sun 5/19, 9:30 PM, Kid Koala, Phonograph Scientists, DJ Gigglebyte. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Toy Band. 773-973-2233.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/18, Tom Van Dorn. Sat 5/11 and Fri 5/17, Amy Luetgert. 630-435-5288.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 5/10, Tom Carey Band. Wed 5/15, Joe Cantafio. Thu 5/16, Trippin' Billies. Sat 5/18, Mr. Myers. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Wandering Endorphin, Mike O'Cull. 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 5/10, 6 PM, Tone Deaf George, Close Enough, Plain White T's; 10 PM, Lozenge, Panicsville, Lotus, Neon Hunk. Sat 5/11, 5 PM, Sole, Passage, Restiform Bodies, Kevin Blechdom; 10 PM, Thrones, Orthrelm, Coachwhips, Numbers. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Callaghan, GC5, Bump 'n' Uglies, Tankaray, Once a Hero. Mon 5/13, 6 PM, the Exit, the Ghost, Coheed and Cambria (see Spot Check), Stillwell. Tue 5/14, 6 PM, Regatta 69. Wed 5/15, 7 PM, Tub Ring, Cougars, Mong Hang, Dacqueri. Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Watchers, DJ Tommie Sunshine, DJ Jordan Zawideh. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Chicago Sound, Twin Haters, Murdered, Where the Moon Came From, Sear. Sat 5/18, 7 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, Who Club, Pirx the Pilot, From the Room. Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Weakerthans, Track Star, Atari Star. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/10, 9 PM, Lonesome Bob, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Pieta Brown & Bo Ramsey. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Pieta Brown & Bo Ramsey. Tue 5/14, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with David Bravos. Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Fonnmhor. Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Off Broadway, Helen's Promise, Aquavit. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Jimmy LaFave. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Joe Bigsley; 9 PM, Bamboo Grove. 847-821-1234.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/10, Lazy Maybes. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/17, Trippin' Billies. 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 5/10, Lone Assassins, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 5/11, Surf Zombies, Detox Dropouts, Johnny Vomit. Wed 5/15, Dirty Love, San Andreas Fault. Fri 5/17, Better Boyfriends. Sat 5/18, Pre Pop Post, Feral Kids, Marij. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Michael McAssey. Saturdays, 10 PM, Michael McAssey. Sundays, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Mon 5/13, 9 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Beckie Menzie. Tue 5/14, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Michael McAssey. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 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. Wed 5/15, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 5/16, 7:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbaugh & John Paluch; 10 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: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 5/15, 9:30 PM, Rachel Sage (no cover). Thu 5/16, 9:30 PM, the Push. 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Swing Crew (no cover). 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Fly Williams. 773-395-0066.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/10, Rollover, E-Mics. Sat 5/11, Oh My God, Absinthe Blind. Thu 5/16, Dexter, Craig Christiansen. Fri 5/17, Karma Sutra, Ripley Caine. Sat 5/18, Molasses, Saps. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/10, Guilty. 312-943-2252.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music. Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Ethan Sellers Band. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, and Sun 5/12, 8 PM, David Gans. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Pinebender (see Spot Check), Calliope, Taking Pictures. Sat 5/11, 8 and 10:30 PM, Burlesque Tartare; 12:30 AM, DJ Junior. Mon 5/13, 9:30 PM, Charalambides (see Critic's Choice), Plastic Crimewave & the Fake, Spires. Wed 5/15, 9 PM, Songs: Ohia, Brendan Messai, Children's Hour. Thu 5/16, 9:30 PM, Afflictions, Kings County Queens, M's. Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Light FM, Tom Daily, Siderunners. Sat 5/18, 9:30 PM, Mansion, Box Step, Cheree Jetto; 12:30 AM, Qualls, DJ Supreme Court & Pickle. Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Dag Juhlin, Jason Narducy (tribute to Pete Townsend). 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Second Nature. Thu 5/16, Dem Agin, Further Notice. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sat 5/11, Punsapaya, Groovatron. Wed 5/15, open mike hosted by Sam. Thu 5/16, Underwater People, Martin Gollogy. Sat 5/18, Mr. Blotto, Thrifty Nickel. 773-929-0944.

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

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. Thu 5/16, Shawn "Hutch" Hutchings. Fri 5/17, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thu 5/16, Paul McKinney. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 5/16, Paul Allodi & Dave Andersen. 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 5/10, 9 PM and 1:15 AM, Musiq, Cee-Lo (see Critic's Choice). Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Down (sold out). Sun 5/12, 6:30 PM, Slitheryn (see Spot Check), Red River, Colonel Stem, Crash Poet. Mon 5/13, 6:30 PM, Dick Dale, Last Vegas. Wed 5/15, 7:30 PM, Mobb Deep, Outfitters, Vicious. Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Shane MacGowan & the Popes, Seanchai & the Unity Squad. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 5/10, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Tue 5/14 through Fri 5/17, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Zeleke; 9 PM, Joe. Mondays, open mike. Thu 5/16, Diamond Project. Sun 5/19, Black Star. 312-266-2400.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/10, Mr. Blotto. Sat 5/11, Mike & Joe. Wed 5/15, 6:30 PM, Triple Threat (in the Beer Garden; benefit for Multiple Sclerosis Society of Illinois). Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 5/17, Maggie Speaks. Sat 5/18, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-477-3330.

KING SOLOMON'S MINES 1207 W. 63rd: Sat 5/11, 8:30 PM, Soul's Expo open mike for music, poetry, and comedy. 773-925-5489.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/10, Underwater People, Daniel James Band. Sat 5/11, New Math, Trio Logic. Thu 5/16, Dan Darrah Band. Fri 5/17, Segway, Big Backyard, Down the Line. Sat 5/18, Perv 54, Release, Rob Roy. 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 5/10, 10 PM, Olupus, Disposable Pets. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Nineveh, Hundo. Tue 5/14, 9 PM, Airport Lounge (no cover). Wed 5/15, 9 PM, Fizgig, Who's This Mary? (no cover). Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Stonefish, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Magnaphonic, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Mushuganas, Wreckin' Ball. Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Shifties, All Jive Aside. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Verbow, Tallulah, Nora O'Connor. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Giant Step, Clarks, Starch Martins. Wed 5/15, 8 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 5/16, 10 PM, Dave Weckl Band. Fri 5/17, 9:30 PM, Mabel Mabel, Anne Harris, Miga Trio. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Funkadesi. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/10, 6:30 PM, Queers (see Spot Check), Independents, Eyeliners, Methadones. Sat 5/11, 11 PM, Sloan (see Critic's Choice), Audio Learning Center. Sun 5/12, 6:30 PM, River City High, Student Rick, Lefty, Starstruck. Tue 5/14, 8:30 PM, Apoptygma Berzerk, Beborn Beton, Computorgirl. Wed 5/15, 6:30 PM, Hypocrisy, Soilwork, Kill Switch Engage, Scar Culture. Thu 5/16, 6:30 PM, El-P (see Critic's Choice), with Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, DJ Abilities, RJD2, Soul Position, Opus. Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Cornershop, Radio 4, Jeffrey Lewis. Sat 5/18, 6:30 PM, Home Grown, Allister, Yellowcard, Logan's Loss. Sun 5/19, 6:30 PM, Sour Deluxe, South of Houston, Helen Stellar, Gypsy Fly. 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/10, Guitarman Dave. Fri 5/17, Joe Cantafio. 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 5/11, Paul Allodi & the A.C.E. All-Stars. Sat 5/18, 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 5/10, Blue Sixteen, Gladhind, Transzistor Dummyhead. Sat 5/11, Trash Brats, Rotten Fruits, Busy Kids, Ex-Patriots. Sun 5/12, Los Shut Up, Vessels. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 5/16, Symptoms, Vote Quimby. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/10, Strain Busy Sky, Pepper's Ghost. Sat 5/11, Global Funk Council, Seven Day Run, Peter Andreadis. Fri 5/17, Vortis, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Mid-States. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 5/16 with Rachel Sage, Beth Tanner). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Bicycle Tricycle, Kim, Pistol Whipped. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tue 5/14, 9 PM, Hope Kills Fear, Escape From Earth, Suite 13. Wed 5/15, 9:30 PM, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift, Erie Street, Kaliceo. Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Dolari, Stonefish, Blue Nova. 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 5/18, 9 PM, V90, Radio Slave, Liquid Courage. 708-293-1837.

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. Fridays, Nan Mason. Saturdays, Erin McDougald. 312-527-1010.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/10, Downwinders, Alex Dent. Sat 5/11, Red Sentence, Rot Gut. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 5/15, 4 Chord Max, Shooting Blanks. Thu 5/16, C Pants. Sat 5/18, Violet Time, Differents, New Brutalism. Sun 5/19, Michael Colombia. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 5/16, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/10, Moods. Wed 5/15, Chris, Dave & Mack. 815-477-0340.

POTATO CREEK JOHNNY'S 1850 Waukegan, Glenview: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/18, Tabasco Sound Kitchen. 847-486-1007.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Arthur Lee. Sat 5/18, Shawn "Hutch" Hutchings. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/10, Steve Roth & Sean Albrecht. Sat 5/11, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Fri 5/17, Matthew McBride. Sat 5/18, Paul Willaert. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/10, Fast Product, Switchblade Romance. Sat 5/11, Check Engine, 31 Knots, Beeline. Sun 5/12, 10 PM, the Actual, Tomsawyer, the Deans. Tue 5/14, Smyth, Celestial Static. Wed 5/15, Flat Stanley, Squids. Thu 5/16, Kill Pill, Kid Brother Collective, Dolorous Canter. Fri 5/17, Hello Operator, Hysterics, Deadhounds, Terminous Victor. Sat 5/18, Treason Brothers, the Itch, No Good Heroes. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/11, Mama's Dirty Secret. 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 5/11, Urban Funk Ordinance. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Wed 5/15, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Fri 5/17, Diatribe. Sat 5/18, Stories for Boys, Milk at Midnight. 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.

RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY 700 Milwaukee, Wheeling: No cover. Fri 5/10, 6 PM, Paul Allodi. 847-520-1222.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 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.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-423-1188.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/10, 5:30 PM, Dub Narcotic Sound System (see Spot Check), Organ Wolf; 10:30 PM, Lyla Stone, Wish List, Lindsie Reitz. Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Rose Polenzani, Jeffrey Foucault; 10:30 PM, Scott Miller & the Commonwealth, Chuck Prophet. Sun 5/12, 6:30 PM, Chris Trapper, Julie Korman; 9 PM, Kristin Shout, Dorian Taj. Mon 5/13, 8 PM, Owen with Mike Kinsella, Defender, Holy Ghosts, Michael Johnson. Tue 5/14, 9 PM, Mud Toys, Thin Man, Lucero. Wed 5/15, 8 PM, Static Films, Drekka (see Spot Check), Impossible Shapes (see Spot Check). Thu 5/16 and Fri 5/17, 7 and 11 PM, Umphrey's McGee. Sat 5/18, 7 PM, Joey Sweeny, Bill Ricchini, Chris Fuller; 10 PM, 764-Hero, Swearing at Motorists, Six Parts Seven. Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Caitlin Cary, Florence Dore, Mike Daly. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/11, Peg 7. Sat 5/18, Boda. 630-372-2900.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 5/16, 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. Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Holding Mercury, Air This Side of Caution, Synge. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, All Fours, Dirty Love. Fri 5/17, 9:30 PM, Goodgoddamns, Bible of the Devil, Redneck Exorcist, Leroy Fix. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Deadly Dragon, Iron Neck Yardies. 773-278-6600.

T. PATRICK MURPHY'S 9953 Southwest Hwy., Oak Lawn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/10, Suspect. Sat 5/11, Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band). Fri 5/17, Steepwater Band. Sat 5/18, Krew. 630-495-1171.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Spinshine. Sat 5/18, Seville Row. 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 5/10, Stuart Davis, Al Rose. Sat 5/11, Joe Armstrong Band, Tony Piscotti, Annie Capps. Sun 5/12, Dylan Rice, Joe Rathbone, Jason Blake Band. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 5/16, Mark McKay. Fri 5/17, Jacobstone, Gabriel Reed. Sat 5/18, Nicholas Barron, Javier Mendoza. Sun 5/19, Martha Redbone, Rachel Sage, Psylus. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/10, Rosedales, Last Caress, Thunder Wing. Sat 5/11, Smythe, Drag County, Transmission. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Fri 5/17, Phenoms, Hope Kills Fear. Sat 5/18, Soulfix. 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 5/10, Genral Patton & His Privates. Saturdays, open mike. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/10, Gizzae. Sat 5/11, Lee Jahn, Sam Gansan. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Field Marshal, Cojo. Thu 5/16, Zeleke. Fri 5/17, 5 PM, Twin City; 9:30 PM, Indika, Sister Maria. Sat 5/18, Stagalag, Dansika. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/10, Polkaholics. Sat 5/11, Ralph Covert's Rockin' Combo, Helen's Promise. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Famous Brothers with Will Klinger. Tue 5/14, Mr. Blotto, Mark Anderson Band. Wed 5/15, 9:30 PM, Groovatron. Thu 5/16, David Amram, John Fournier Band. Fri 5/17, 56 Hope Road, Ashley Wentworth. Sat 5/18, Brad Peterson Band, Katie Todd Band, Dark Green Bottles. 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. Sat 5/11, 9:30 PM, tribute to La Mere Vipere with DJs Bob Skafish, Morry Barak, Rick Addy, Mike Rytie, John Babbin & Rick "Radio" Faust. 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. Sun 5/12, 10:30 PM, DJ Chester spins pop and alternative. 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. Thu 5/16, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Manic. Sun 5/19, 10 PM, DJs Samnation & Chad spin music by Prince. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 5/10, Heather Doble, Steve Melvage. Sat 5/11, DJ Harry the Blade, 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. Sat 5/11, Mike Steele. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wed 5/15, T3mul3nt & J Initial, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Sat 5/18, Shaka 23. 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.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

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. Fridays, DJ Eddie spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Sundays, DJs Eddie & Freddie O. Wednesdays, DJs Mr. D, Kosmo & Beezwax. Thursdays, DJ Izzi (no cover). 773-477-3661.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Fri 5/10, Derrick Carter, Roberto Marroni, Jay Cunning, Def Cut Don, Angelist. 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. Fri 5/10, midnight, Katia. 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. Thursdays, DJ Odd. 773-878-8241.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 312-397-0600.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, DJ Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 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 5/10, Richard F., DJ Frique, DJ Hiroki. Saturdays, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sun 5/12, Pete Crow, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure, Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. Fri 5/17, Timo Maas. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 5/13, 10 PM, "Play" with Jordan Zawideh vs. Maersk. 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 5/12, 9 PM, Sole, Passage, Restiform Bodies, Kevin Blechdom. Sun 5/19, 9:30 PM, Kid Koala, Phonograph Scientists, DJ Gigglebyte. 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 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Scratch n' Sniff. Saturdays, Melting Pot with Mass Transit & Soulride. 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. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 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. 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 and 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.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Bear Who? & Majid. 312-828-9000.

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 and electro industrial. 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, midnight, DJs Alo & Larry Millah spin hip-hop and soul; 1 AM, DJ Form. 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. Sat 5/11, Robert Owens, K-Alexi, Stax, Brian G., Greg Norwood, Ernie Perez, DJ Striz & Shaka 23. Fri 5/17, Jesse de la Pena. 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 5/10, DJ Ron Carrol, Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh & Mr. A.L.I. 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 and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/10, Julius the Mad Thinker, Diz, Cedric, Flipside. Sat 5/11, Mindaugelis, Marius Ivanoff, Keith Swiat, Hiroki & Mark Centennial. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos & Agent 47. Thu 5/16, Scott Henry, DJs Christopher Robin, Devo, Kid Chaos, Mark Mayhem, Coleman Burditt & Heather Doble. Fri 5/17, Robert Huth, Baby Ford, Frique. Sat 5/18, Steve Lawler, Stacey Pullen, Diz. 312-733-6699.

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 5/10, DJ Colette, Bear Who? Sat 5/11, Mark Farina, DJ Heather. Sun 5/12, Las Vegas spoken-word night hosted by Shomari. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tue 5/14, DJ Jah Clembone, DJ Bill E. Boy, DJ Blazeone 23. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thu 5/16, Nolean, Jamal Moss, Nate Williams. Fri 5/17, Darrell Woodson, Kenny Carvajal. Sat 5/18, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Brett Haynes. 773-549-4140.

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

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM 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 (Sun 5/12, DJ Rude One; Sun 5/19, Urban Mines). Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D-Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Wed 5/15, DJ David Chavez spins Latin jazz and house. Thursdays, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, with DJs D-Double & Alo. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Therm. Sundays, Form & DJ 8. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Tom spins rock. Wednesdays, DJs Mass Transit & Soulride. 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. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/17, Deep Dish with Dubfire, BT, Dissolvent, Jesse Saunders, Nick Nice, Johnny Chaos, Ink_UK, Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45, Focus, Kid Entropy, MC Stun. Sat 5/18, DJ Tone B. Timble. 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.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: Thu 5/16, 9 PM, DJ 33 1/3. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/10, Craig Richards, Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Saturdays, DJs Andre Harris, Tobias, Bear Who? & PNS. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, DJ Uncle Milty. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BIG FISH LITTLE FISH: EMERGING WOMEN IN CHICAGO MUSIC Free concert with Antje & others. Fri 5/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BLACK MUDDY RIVER BOYS Sat 5/11, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

SLAID CLEAVES BAND, MATT PASSALACQUA Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, BRIGHID MALONE, CROSS ROGUES, O'CAROLAN'S DAUGHTERS, SUSAN URBAN, JIM WEARNE, KRISTEN SHILT, DAVID H.B. DRAKE Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

DORIANS Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

EDGEWATER SINGERS with Kenneth Burns perform country and western selections in a concert called "How the West Was Sung," directed by Diane Aitken, with pianist Anne Basye and readings by Al Frank. Free admission. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 220 Plum Grove, Palatine. 847-446-3822.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

ALAN JACKSON Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

JAMES KING BLUEGRASS BAND, CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND See Critic's Choice. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

TOM MAY, CASSANDRA & COMPANY Benefit for Literacy Volunteers of America. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, VFW Post 1197, Rte. 25 & Wilson, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

MEGON McDONOUGH performs "An Interesting Bunch of Gals." Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PHIL OCHS SONG NIGHT with Magpie, Kim & Reggie Harris, Josh White Jr., Pat Humphries, Greg Greenway, Sonia, Tom Prasada-Rao, Sons of the Never Wrong, and Kat Eggleston. Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CLAUDIA SCHMIDT, MADCAT & KANE Benefit for Reach for the Moon Foundation. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

MICHAEL SMITH, MARCIA KRIEGER Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

RANDY TRAVIS Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

CHARLIE WALLER & THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN, KARL SHIFLETT & BIG COUNTRY SHOW Sat 5/18, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

CHERYL WHEELER Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music at 8 PM. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage with Home Cookin'. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Switchback, the What. 312-226-6666.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 5/13, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 5/19, Bosco & Jorge. 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 5/10, 9:30 PM, Pat Daly & Sounds of Green. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Dalriada. Sun 5/12, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. Fri 5/17, 9:30 PM, Devlin & Dietel. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. 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.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/11, Fonnmhor, 24 Elsinor. 773-528-7569.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3 PM, Chico's Jam. 773-878-3343.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, On the Mainline. 630-922-9821.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/10, Sullivan Brothers. Sat 5/11, Daghda. Fri 5/17, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Sat 5/18, John Beag. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Fonnmhor. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/11, Colby Maddox Quartet. Sat 5/18, Patricia Pettinga & Bill Willging. 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.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sundays, noon, JT & the Clouds. 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.

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

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 5/10, 9 PM, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Napper Tandy. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly. Fri 5/17, 9 PM, John Dillon. Sat 5/18, 9 PM, Fair Play. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 5/14, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree (no cover). 773-404-9494.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Switchback Trio. 773-927-6073.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Rose Polenzani, Jeffrey Foucault. Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Caitlin Cary, Florence Dore, Mike Daly. 773-525-2508.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Lisa Boucher, Matt Stewart & Jim Cole. 773-772-6656.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 5/10, George Mattson. Fri 5/17, Kevin Mulvenna. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

JOANNA CONNOR Free concert. Tue 5/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 5/18, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

MIGHTY BLUE KINGS, KIMI HAYES Free concert. Sat 5/18, 3 PM, North and Marion, Oak Park. 708-383-4145.

MARIA MULDAUR, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART Fri 5/17, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ROLLIN' & TUMBLIN' Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Prairie Crossing, Route 45 and Route 137, Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/10, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Band. 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 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mon 5/13, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/14, John Primer Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 5/16, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 5/14, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. 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 5/10, Kinsey Report. Sat 5/11, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnson. Sun 5/12, Jimmy Burns. Mon 5/13, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/14, Lorenzo Thompson. Wed 5/15, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 5/16, Vino Louden. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 5/12 and Sun 5/19, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/10, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Eric George Band. Sat 5/11, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 10 PM, Michael Burks, Josh Boyd & the V.I.P. Band. Sun 5/12, Vino Louden. Mon 5/13, jam hosted by King Corey. Tue 5/14, Chicago Blues Angels. Wed 5/15, Omar & the Howlers. Fri 5/17, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Kinsey Report, Eric Gerardi. Sat 5/18, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden; 10 PM, Son Seals, Sammy Fender. Sun 5/19, John Primer. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Tue 5/14, Jimbo Delta. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/10, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 5/11, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-587-8081.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/10, Anthony Gomes Band. Sat 5/11, Joanna Connor. Fri 5/17, Buddy Miles. Sat 5/18, Omar & the Howlers. 630-513-0074.

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

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike with Over Easy. 312-433-0013.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, After Hours. 847-605-9900.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/10, Howard & the White Boys. 815-356-9980.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 5/18, 9:30 PM, Madman Blues, Scott Madden. 773-878-3343.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Eric McCabe & Brian Lupo Blues Band. 773-775-2848.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 5/11, Howard & the White Boys. Fri 5/17, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/10, Microblues. Sat 5/11, Blue Rage. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Eric Lurie. Fri 5/17, Swingbilly. Sat 5/18, Rockets Blues. 773-685-8083.

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 5/17, Small Time Dave & Windy City Groove. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 5/11, Vini & the Demons. Sat 5/18, Mississippi Heat with Carl Weathersby. 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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/10, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 1131 Sibley, Dolton: Sundays, 7:30 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 708-841-5000.

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 5/11, 9:30 PM, T-Bird Huck Blues Band. Tue 5/14, 8:30 PM, Joe Kelly & the Blue Shadow (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 5/18, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. 708-484-3610.

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

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Bosse, Elk Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-956-1170.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/10, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 5/11, Jimmy Burns. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 5/13, Phil Armetta. Tue 5/14, Junior Watson. Wed 5/15, No Mercy Band. Thu 5/16, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 5/17, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 5/18, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Masheen Co. Band. Tue 5/14, Blind Lemon Pledge. 708-547-1456.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 5/11, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Sandra Hall. 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 5/16, Lurrie Bell (live radio broadcast), Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Vance Kelly. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and 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.

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

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

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 5/18, 9:30 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

NEW IMLA LOUNGE 1116 W. 51st: Mondays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-373-3841.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/11, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 5/18, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Ray "the Flame" Sucash, Biscuit Miller, and Moe T. 708-756-0600.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Devil in a Woodpile. 847-328-0399.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/17, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Mississippi Heat. Wed 5/15, Stank Willie. Fri 5/17, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Sat 5/18, Matthew Skoller Band. 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. Sat 5/11, Shirley King. Fri 5/17, Lindsey Alexander. Sat 5/18, Zora Young. 815-477-0340.

POTATO CREEK JOHNNY'S 1850 Waukegan, Glenview: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-486-1007.

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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Charlie Love. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 5/15, Tommy McCracken. Thu 5/16, Andre Taylor. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Phil Guy. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/10, Sat 5/11, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 5/17, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 5/18, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29W012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Sat 5/18, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-393-2300.

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 5/10, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 5/11, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Fri 5/17, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 5/18, Chicago Express. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/10, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Fri 5/17, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 5/18, Little Arthur & the Back Scratchers. 773-772-6656.

3 G'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 14202 S. Cottage Grove, Dolton: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Tre & the Blueknights. 773-928-2172.

jazz

concerts

ABSHALOM BEN SCHLOMO ETHNIC EXPERIENCE Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Institute of Divine Understanding, 205 E. 75th. 773-224-0104.

TATSU AOKI & LARA OPPENHEIMER Contrabassist and performance artist collaborate on stories and songs. Sun 5/12, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-227-7713.

PATRICIA BARBER Benefit for Jane Addams Hull House Association. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Alsdorf Auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 312-906-8600, ext. 212.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND with Gingi & Lou Nocera. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

RICK BRAUN Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

SAM BURCKHARDT ORCHESTRA Free big band concert. Fri 5/17, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Marquette Park, 6374 S. Kedzie. 312-427-1676 or 312-742-7529.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH JOHNNY FRIGO, VINCENT GARDNER, JON FADDIS & SCOTT ROBINSON performs Duke Ellington's "Black, Brown, and Beige." Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/12, 3 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 62 E. 11th. 312-344-6322.

RICH DANIELS & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

ERNEST DAWKINS & THE LIVE THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY BAND WITH MWATA BOWDEN Free concert. Thu 5/16, 6:30 PM, Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 13 W. 72nd. 773-651-7563.

DJ HERB KENT "A Pre-Mother's Day Tribute to Women of Jazz and Jazz Steppers Set." Benefit for Noble Productions Scholarship Fund. Sat 5/11, 8 PM (preceded by dinner at 7 PM), DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-334-3050.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Mark Nagy; free admission. Wed 5/15, 7 PM, Hunt Family Choral Room, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-622-0300.

BURGESS GARDNER Tue 5/14, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CLYDE "LIGHTNING" GEORGE & THE STEELIN' JAZZ TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 5/11, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD 18 & over show. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

JAMES MOODY WITH THE MIKE KOCOUR TRIO, ELLINGTON DYNASTY Tribute to Duke Ellington. Sun 5/19, 4 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-734-2000 or 773-667-2707.

MAX MORATH performs ragtime music. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 5/17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

YOKO NOGE Free in-store performances. Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE JAZZ COMBOS, VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, AND BIG BAND under the direction of Jack Mouse, Dave Marr, and Janice Borla; free concert. Wed 5/15, 7:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES AND COMBOS WITH JOHN MOULDER under the direction of Don Owens, Daniel Farris & Joel Spencer. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ALISHA ST. JOHN Free concert. Mon 5/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/10, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothan, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/11, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 5/15, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Franz Jackson with Joe Johnson, Dan Delorenzo & Bob Cousins; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 5/16, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 5/17, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Doug Hayes & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/18, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Wallace Burton Quartet. Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 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 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Carlos Cannon. Sun 5/12 through Thu 5/16, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Nick Colionne. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank D'Rone. In the Restaurant Piano Bar: Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, 6 PM, Audrey Morris. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM, Mary Claire Barker. 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 5/15, Don Saran 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 5/11, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 5/12, Toru Hironaka's Umanamion. 773-348-8536.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/11, Jerry DeVivo Quartet. Sun 5/12, Jabbew Trio. Thu 5/16, Mike Allemana Trio. Fri 5/17, Chris Foreman Trio. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 5/10, 9 PM, Marc Pompe, Brian Sandstrom, Frank Portolese. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts. 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. Sat 5/18, 9 PM, Gina Gibson & friends. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

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 5/14, 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. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. 312-341-9787.

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 5/14, 10 PM, Jason Ajemian/Zoe Buck/Tim Daisy/Ernst Karel Group, Metamorphosis. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/10, Sat 5/11, Fri 5/17, and Sat 5/18, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 5/12, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Big Band. Wed 5/15, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Big Band. Sun 5/19, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan 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 5/16, 7:30 PM, Jose Valdes Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 5/13, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Sat 5/11, Michelle Moore & friends. Wed 5/15, Kirsten Gustafson Trio. Thu 5/16, Upbeat Trio with Chris Siebold. Fri 5/17, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 5/18, Andy Meacham & Layni Katz. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 5/19, 2 PM, Cynthia Sayer's Hot Jazz. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 5/11, 10 PM, the Business. Sun 5/12, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Sun 5/19, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Kevin Mahogany (benefit concert). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 5/10, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, B3 Bombers featuring Clyde Stubblefield (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, B3 Bombers featuring Clyde Stubblefield (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/12, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 5/13, 9 PM, Dave Onderdonk Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 5/15, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/17, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Suenos; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/19, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HOMESTEAD 3020 W. 95th, Evergreen Park: Restaurant and lounge. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio (tribute to the Rat Pack). 708-857-4400.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 5/10, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls (see Critic's Choice), Jackson Project (benefit concert). Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Bill Frisell's Intercontinental Quartet (see Critic's Choice; benefit concert). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Tue 5/14, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque. Wed 5/15, 8 PM, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Alec Ramsdell Trio. 312-362-9707.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Tue 5/14, 9 PM, Detour. 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 5/10 through Sun 5/12, Jim McNeely Trio & Big Band. Mon 5/13, 8 PM, Jazz Directors' Big Band (benefit for the Merit School of Music jazz program). Tue 5/14 through Sun 5/19, Nicholas Payton Quintet. 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 5/10, 9:30 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan with Ron Carter. Saturdays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa performs "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs?"; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sun 5/12 and Sun 5/19, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Jodie Christian, Scott Burns. Wed 5/15, 9 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotto. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. Fri 5/17, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy 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 5/12, 7:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Treehouse Project. Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Dave Weckl Band. Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Spazztet. 773-404-9494.

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

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Tue 5/14, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 5/10, 9 PM, Tom Muellner Trio. Wed 5/15, 7 PM, Matt Erion Trio. Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-446-4001.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). 630-325-2900.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 5/19, 4 PM, "Unusual Pairings" with William Perry's Explosion Trio. 773-743-3355.

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/18, Laksar Reese Trio. Sat 5/11 and Fri 5/17, Julie Ponce Trio. 630-876-2000.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Sun 5/12, Erie Street. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Barclay 3. Sun 5/19, 7 PM, P.A.F. Trio with Paolo Fresu. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 6:30 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. Sun 5/12, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 5/10, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (Sun 4/19 with percussionist Doug Brush). Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 5/14, 8:30 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Wed 5/15, 8:30 PM, Peter Lerner Trio. Thu 5/16, 8:30 PM, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 5/17, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Bradley Young Quartet. Sat 5/18, 9 PM, BMR4. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/10, Redeye Express Quartet. Sat 5/11, Redd Holt Trio. Tue 5/14, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Sat 5/18, Franz Jackson Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thu 5/16, Fred Miller. 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: No cover. Sundays, 10 PM, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. Thu 5/16, 9 PM, Bruce Mak Quartet. 773-276-9730.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Music after 8 PM. Wed 5/15, Yves Francois et Son Jazz. 773-665-8965.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Jeanie Grace & Creme de la Creme. 773-271-9944.

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

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Thursdays, 8 PM, John Goldman's Special Interest Group. 847-329-0478.

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 5/16, 9 PM, Todd Munnik Quartet. 773-862-3616.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartette. 847-991-7006.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 5/13, Jazz Avengers. 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 5/10 and Sat 5/11, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 5/16, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 5/17, Nicole Mitchell & Ed Wilkerson. Sat 5/18, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. 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

LUIS CASAL & SAMUEL ROBLES & VIVA PANAMA Free concert. Tue 5/14, 7 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CHINESE FINE ARTS SOCIETY, SUNRISE CHORUS Asian Pacific American Heritage Month concert with violinist Jasmine Lin and pianist Chiuling Lin. Sat 5/18, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

JARAMAR Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES perform as part of the International Ethnic Music Festival. Sat 5/11, 9 AM, Addison Public Library, 235 Kennedy, Addison. 630-458-3338.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES Sat 5/18, 7 PM, Great Oaks Waldorf School, Hemenway United Methodist Church, 933 Chicago, Evanston. 847-864-9980.

ASIF ALI KHAN & PARTY Benefit for Developments in Literacy; see Post No Bills. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 312-644-6160 or 847-922-8467.

TALANT MAWKANULI performs Kazakh music from Xinjiang as part of the 2002 Central Asian Music Festival; free admission. Fri 5/10, 6:30 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-753-2274.

MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE under the direction of Walid al-Hajali; free concert. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

SHASHMAQAM performs classical and folk music from Uzbekistan & Tajikistan and Bukharan Jewish liturgical music as part of the 2002 Central Asian Music Festival. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Assembly Hall, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-753-2274.

PASHALIS TERZIS, KAITI GARBI, DIONISIS SHINAS Fri 5/17, 8:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 847-298-2233.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (benefit concert). Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Bill Frisell's Intercontinental Quartet (see Critic's Choice; benefit concert). Tue 5/14, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

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. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays and Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa clasica, with Latin dance lessons by Lisa "La Boriqua" at 9:30 PM. 312-427-2572.

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 7 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop (Tue 5/14, 10 PM, 70 x 7). Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez, with Latin dance lessons by Lisa "La Boriqua" at 9:30 PM. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 9 PM, salsa and Caribbean music with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez, with Latin dance lessons at 10 PM. 312-427-2572.

classical

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR AND DUNBAR EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Stephen Alltop conducts a free concert (Corigliano, Ferko, Bach). Sun 5/19, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos, conductor (Shostakovich, Brahms). Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL 2002 Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston: Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Bach Week Festival Chamber Orchestra with mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, organist Margaret M. Kemper, trumpeters Kevin Hartman and Channing Philbrick, violinist Stefan Hersh, flutist Anita Miller Rieder, and harpsichordist David Schrader (Bach, Gabrieli, Vierdanck); 10:15 PM, cellist Christopher Costanza and harpsichordist David Schrader (Bach). Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Bach Week Festival Orchestra with hornists Daniel Gingrich, James Smelser, David Griffin, and Oto Carrillo, organist Eric Budzynski, violinist Blair Milton, harpsichordist David Schrader, soprano Maura Janton Cock, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, tenor Christopher Cock, bass Douglas Anderson, and choirs of the Parish Church of St. Luke (Bach, Telemann, Molter). 847-236-0452.

GURMINDER BHOGAL AND BYRON DUECK perform piano music for four hands in a free concert (Schubert, Ravel, Poulenc). Wed 5/15, 4 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

IAN BOSTRIDGE AND JULIUS DRAKE tenor and piano (Schubert, Britten). Tue 5/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CAREY TRIO Sat 5/11, 2 PM, Saint James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 312-782-3532.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams conducts a program of American songs (Copland, Thompson, Billings, Foster, traditional, and others). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Beethoven, Tower, Messiaen, Stravinsky). Mon 5/13, 7:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor. Sun 5/12, 3 PM (Handel, Haydn, Brahms), Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Errol Girdlestone conducts Handel's Semele. Fri 5/10, 7:30 PM, Sun 5/12, 3 PM, and Thu 5/16 and Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with flutist Mary Stolper, percussionist Robert Everson, bagpiper Eva Rychtova, and organist Stephen Alltop (Banfield, Gemrot, Saint-Saens). Sun 5/12, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Mon 5/13, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor, with soprano Olga Guriakowa, tenor Ian Bostridge, baritone Andreas Schmidt, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and the American Boychoir (Britten, War Requiem). See Critic's Choice. "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 William Eddins conducts a children's concert featuring the Magic Circle Mime Company (Britten, Bernstein, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Mozart). Sat 5/11, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY SINGERS Duain Wolfe, conductor (Ives, Rands, Larsen, Toch, Foster, Vaughan Williams, Deak, Britten, Fry, Fraser). Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH CONCERT ORCHESTRA Terrance Gray, conductor (Dvorak, Holst, Hummel, Kodaly). Sun 5/12, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 312-939-2207.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in public rehearsal. Sat 5/11, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph, conductor (Shostakovich, Tucker, Saint-Saens, Bernstein, Stravinsky, Wagner). Sun 5/12, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan conducts a program of contemporary French music (Landowski, Charrier, Connesson, Hersant). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS with the Pacifica Quartet and Eighth Blackbird in a Young Composers Concert (Robles, Coble, Hartman, Gordon, Dewhirst). Free admission. Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-702-8068.

DE PAUL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with oboist Alex Klein (Mahler, R. Strauss, Beethoven). Wed 5/15, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-294-3000.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE (Bernstein, Trouble in Tahiti). Fri 5/10, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/12, 2 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Shostakovich, Mussorgsky). Sun 5/12, 7:30 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-690-8644.

RHONDA SIDER EDGINGTON organ (Bach, Messiaen, Franck, Durufle, Bolcom). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-5215.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Randi Von Ellefson, conductor, with soprano Nancy Pifer, mezzo-soprano Stacy Eckert, tenor Kenneth Gayle, and bass-baritone John Shuffle (Verdi, Requiem). Sat 5/11, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Surinach, Ravel, Mussorgsky/Ravel, Weber). Sat 5/18, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA with tubaist Marc Unternaehrer and accordionist Krassimir Sterev in a free concert (Gubaidulina, Wolff, Wolman, Ferrari, Coleman). Tue 5/14, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS Mary Brown directs a free concert (Scarlatti, Beethoven, traditional). Sat 5/11, 4 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

FULCRUM POINT with soprano Angelina Reaux (Marquez, Alvarez, Rodriguez). Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 773-722-5463.

GLENBARD WEST HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER MUSICIANS AND PLAYERS William Ortega conducts Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 22W415 Butterfield, Glen Ellyn. 630-469-1394.

GRACE WELSH PIANO COMPETITION FINALS Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State: Fri 5/17, noon, pianist Nicholas Roth (Miaskovsky, Rochberg, Haydn, Liszt, Scriabin). Sat 5/18, 1:30 PM, finals competitors; 7 PM, pianist Angela Park (Mozart, Debussy, Brahms). 630-323-1299.

STUDENTS OF THE BETTY HAAG ACADEMY OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY (Bach, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Copland, and others). Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with violist Kristin Vigard (Stamitz, J.C. Bach, Tchaikovsky). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Michael Lewin (Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Menotti). Sat 5/18, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774.

DAVID KAISERMAN piano (Clementi, Brahms, Debussy, Liapunov). Fri 5/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SOYOUNG KEE piano. Sun 5/19, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Jon Noworyta, conductor, with saxophonist Leo Saguiguit (Glazunov, Vaughan Williams, Humperdinck). Sun 5/12, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

ELIZABETH LARSEN soprano, with pianist Dana Brown (Brahms, Faure, Rachmaninoff, Walton). Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 773-294-1577.

LINCOLN CHAMBER PRODUCTIONS AND MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR (Copland and others). Fri 5/10, 7:30 PM, Notre Dame of Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy. 815-806-0066.

MIAMI STRING QUARTET with violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (Mozart, Ginastera, Dvorak). Sun 5/12, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

ALAN MORRISON organ (Weaver, Cochereau, Franck, Rachmaninoff, Bovet, Widor). Sun 5/19, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner Gokce, conductor (Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart). Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-492-0495.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA AND STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis conducts a free concert (Tchaikovsky, Handel, Beethoven). Sun 5/12, 7:30 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Paul Hillier, conductor. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 630 Hinman, Evanston. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 312-551-1414.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS in a program of gospel music. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with violinist Jennifer Koh (Brahms, Bartok, Bauer). Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JESSYE NORMAN soprano. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor (Thompson, Argento). Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and members of Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Verdi, La traviata). Thu 5/16, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with cellist Aaron Lay (Dvorak, Ott, Ives). Sun 5/19, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY BRASS ENSEMBLES (Sampson, Mussorgsky). Wed 5/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel Ferris, conductor. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT VIII features music of Paul Martin Zonn, Stephen Syverud, and M. William Karlins. Mon 5/13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (Stock, Kalkanis, Zervas). Thu 5/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Anne Waller, conductor. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Michael Burritt, Brett Dietz, Eric Hollenbeck, and Blaine Inafuku conduct a new-music program (Astrand, Stock, Dietz). Tue 5/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Stravinsky, Bach, Husa). Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORION ENSEMBLE with oboist Alex Klein (Mozart, Lalliet, Saint-Saens, Milhaud, Labor). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

WANDA YI PAIK piano. Fri 5/10, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

EMILE PANDOLFI piano. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 5/11, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with L'Opera Piccola in an opera program (J. Strauss, Mascagni, Puccini). Sun 5/19, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS, SOUTH SHORE ENSEMBLE, SOUTH SHORE CHILDREN'S CHOIR, AND OTHERS Rae-Myra Hilliard, Ina Allen, Robert A. Harris, and Duain Wolfe conduct a free concert (Harris, Wilberg, Dillworth, Shaw, and others). Sat 5/18, 3 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3086.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with trumpeter Charles Geyer (Prokofiev, Williams). Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

MARIA TEGZES AND GEOFFREY BURLSON soprano and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Schubert, Bowles, Sorban, Dendrino, Kirculescu, Verdi). Wed 5/15, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free admission. Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Steven Huang, conductor, with flutist Joanna Messer (Mozart, Gregory). Free admission. Sun 5/12, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

VERMEER QUARTET (Mozart, Ligeti, Mendelssohn). Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

A.J. WESTER AND DOROTHY HALL mezzo-soprano and violin. Mon 5/13, 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.

WHEATON COLLEGE MUSIC ENSEMBLES in a "Festival of Faith." Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEELING HIGH SCHOOL MADRIGAL SINGERS in a program of Renaissance songs. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Michael Teolis, conductor, with pianist Justin Kolb and Cube (Schickele, Ferris, traditional). Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

fairs & festivals

MAYFEST Ashland and Barry: Fri 5/17, 6 PM, the Dog and Everything; 8 PM, Bottle of Justus. Sat 5/18, noon, Woolworthy; 1 PM, Million Yen; 2 PM, Frisbie; 3 PM, Trippin' Billies; 5 PM, Underwater People; 8 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sun 5/19, noon, Higgins Pet Celebration; 2 PM, Only Infinity; 4 PM, Friends of Pete; 6 PM, Quantum Leep; 8 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-665-4682.

WINDY CITY HEMP FEST Lincoln Park, Montrose at the lake: Sat 5/18, noon, Growth Ltd.; 1 PM, Electric Medicine; 2 PM, Planet Underground; 3 PM, 13 Flowers; 4 PM, Blizzard of Ozz; 5 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 6 PM, Los Marijuanos; 7 PM, Milk Plow; 8 PM, Enuff Z'nuff. Sun 5/19, noon, Terrapin; 1 PM, Oucho Sparks; 2 PM, Born Against Time; 3 PM, Lucius Warbaby; 4 PM, Waste; 5 PM, Secret Agent Bill; 6 PM, Trading Brains; 7 PM, Jack Straw; 8 PM, Freeform Sessions. 773-381-9330.

miscellaneous

DEVI 2000 Program of Sanskrit devotional chanting. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Moksha Yoga Center, 3334 N. Clark. 312-942-9642.

ELMWOOD PARK CIVIC CHORUS Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Elmwood Park Parks and Recreation Center, 2 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park. 708-453-5847 or 708-453-2992.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 5/19, 2 PM, Ralph's World (children's concert). 708-788-2118.

HARDING MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 5/17, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ELLA JENKINS Children's concert also features the Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Drumming Group; benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Sat 5/18, 10 AM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

KIDS FARE: VIOLINS, CELLOS & TRUMPETS, OH MY! Children's concert and discussion about instruments in the orchestra and band. Sat 5/11, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ZAK MORGAN Children's music and storytelling concert. Wed 5/15, 10:30 AM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 5/18, 6 PM, Horizon (U.S. Navy Band). 312-595-7437.

NAVY RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND CHOIR, DRILL TEAM, FLAG UNIT & BAND Sun 5/19, 11 AM, noon, and 1:45 PM, Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

ONE VOICE CHICAGO, VOCE FEMMINA perform in the choral concert "War to Hope to Peace." Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 708-386-6551.

SO Experimental percussion group performs music by Steve Reich at an installation by photographer Ellen Carey, "The Mourning Wall." Free admission. Fri 5/10, 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 312-663-5554.

SONES DE MEXICO, ELLA JENKINS Sat 5/11, 11 AM, Douglas Park Community and Cultural Center, 1406 S. Sacramento. 847-266-5000.

MELINDA SUTHERLAND Music and stories for children. Sat 5/18, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

THORNBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL VOICES Free concert. Thu 5/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 5/10, musical celebration of Romanian Independence Day. Mon 5/13, Gospel Joy with Rev. Leonard Barr & friends. 312-346-3278.

WINDY CITY CHORUS Benefit concert for educational programs at Emanuel Congregation. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan. 773-561-5173.

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