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PAUL ALLODI & THE A.C.E. ALL-STARS Free concert. Wed 7/24, noon, Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield, Bloomingdale. 630-529-3120.

MARC ANTHONY Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

ANTJE, RIPLEY CAINE, KATIE TODD, ANNE HARRIS, SUMMER CHANCE Benefit for the Chicago Abused Women's Coalition. Sun 7/28, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-226-2663.

BAD RELIGION, NOFX, ALKALINE TRIO, NEW FOUND GLORY perform on the Vans Warped Tour, with No Use for a Name, the Line, Thursday, Alkaline Trio, Ozma, Rx-Bandits, Something Corporate, Sugarcult, Allister, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, MxPx, Boy Sets Fire, Reel Big Fish, Good Charlotte, Glassjaw, Flogging Molly, Casualties, the Used, Morgan Heritage, the Start, Wanted Dead, Hot Water Music, Starting Line, Unseen, Riddlin' Kids, Tiger Army, Quarashi, Finch, Ultimate Fakebook, Anti-Flag, Arkham, Places to Park, Movie Line, Boralis. Sat 7/27, 1 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

FRANZ BENTELER'S ROYAL STRINGS ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 7/28, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BIG GUITARS FROM MEMPHIS Sun 7/21, 5 PM, Mitchell Park, Wilmot & Hazel, Deerfield. 847-945-0650.

BUFFALO SHUFFLERS Fri 7/26, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

CAN-KY-REE Free concert. Fri 7/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHER, CYNDI LAUPER Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO CATS Fri 7/19, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

CLINIC, ANDREW W.K., KILL HANNAH, PETE FRANCIS, LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION, CUSTOM, LLAMA Sat 7/27, 2 PM, parking lot, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SHAWN COLVIN, BRUCE COCKBURN, ALICE PEACOCK 18 & over show. Thu 7/25, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

CONCRETE BLONDE 18 & over show. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

COUSTEAU Free in-store performance. Fri 7/19, 1 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

COWBOY JUNKIES, JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH, RALPH COVERT perform at "Jammin' at the Zoo." Fri 7/26, 6 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Sat 7/20, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

JULIA FORDHAM Free in-store performance. Tue 7/23, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

HARRY PALMZ HOUSE OF GROOVEZ with Deep, Freeform Sessions, Horseless Headsmen, Robust, Nico B, Pane with Sound Merchants, Blue Line Experiment, DJ Itchie Fingers, Cannon Can-2, Miklo, Longshot, Katastrophe, Reason; no cover. Sat 7/27, 7 PM, Jeffery Lanes, 125 N. Wolf, Wheeling. 847-537-5370.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

RICK JAMES, DAZZ BAND, BAR-KAYS, S.O.S. BAND, CONFUNKSHUN Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

JEFF & JANIS Free concert. Sun 7/28, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

LENNY KRAVITZ, PINK, ABANDONED POOLS Fri 7/26, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

JON LANGFORD, SALLY TIMMS & OTHERS perform at a party for Punk Planet; free admission. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD with KT McCammond & pianist James Cebastien. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 or 312-559-1212.

NAN MASON Free concert and tribute to Judy Garland. Fri 7/19, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

JOHN MAYER, GUSTER, MARTIN SEXTON Sold out. Sat 7/27, 9 PM, A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

MAZE WITH FRANKIE BEVERLY, ROBERTA FLACK, HUGH MASEKELA perform at the Freedom Concert and Awards Ceremony at the Rainbow/PUSH and Citizenship Education Fund Annual Conference. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL Free concert. Tue 7/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MIKE MUSICK Free concert. Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, Waldorf Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 847-824-4924.

NEW EDITION, EN VOGUE Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

NEW INVADERS Sat 7/20, 6 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TED NUGENT, DAVE UHRICH perform at the Du Page County Fair. Thu 7/25, 8 PM, Du Page County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester, Wheaton. 630-668-6636.

FRANK ORRALL Tue 7/23, 7:30 PM, Business and Social Science Center Theatre, J143, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

OUTKAST, LAURYN HILL, THE ROOTS, JURASSIC 5, TRUTH HURTS, CEE-LO perform on the Smokin' Grooves Tour. Wed 7/24, 6 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

POINTY TEETH Free concert. Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

HOLLIS RESNIK Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

REVOLVER Free concert and tribute to the Beatles. Tue 7/23, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church & Sheridan, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS perform at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ELLEN ROSNER Free in-store performance. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

RUSH See Spot Check. Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

TAKE FIVE Sun 7/28, 6 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TAKING BACK SUNDAY, SWIZZLE TREE, THE DOG & EVERYTHING, CLOSE ENOUGH, PGS, FULL RANGE, STARSTRUCK, SHOOTING BLANKS, MORNINGSIDE DRIVE, SLICK McFAVORITE, OFF BALANCE, HALF STACHON, 504 PLAN, ROCKY DENIS, KIWIS, DOMESTIC PLAY, KIL' CUPID perform at the Trojan Blast. Sat 7/20, 11 AM, Triton College East Campus, 2000 5th, River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3383.

TASTY NOISE Wed 7/24, 11:30 AM, front lawn, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

KAT TAYLOR with Bob Moreen. Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

UMPHREY'S McGEE Fri 7/26, 7 PM (all-ages show) and Sat 7/27, 6 PM (18 & over show), Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

SONIA VANNEST Free concert. Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, Waldorf Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 847-824-4924.

PHIL VARCHETTA ORCHESTRA performs ballroom dance music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 7/21, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

VIDA BLUE, THE SLIP All-ages show. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WEIRD SISTERS Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 16 W. Randolph. 312-726-1156.

WHITE SADDLE BAND Sun 7/28, 5 PM, Mitchell Park, Wilmot & Hazel, Deerfield. 847-945-0650.

JAGUAR WRIGHT performs as part of the Neo Soul Explosion series. See Critic's Choice. Wed 7/24, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

YES Sold out. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Sally Timms & Jon Langford. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Drive-By Truckers. Thu 7/25, 9 PM, Poster Children, Frisbie, Churchills, Lackloves (18 & over show; benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Walter Williams Band, John Collier Band. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Trailer Bride, Cash Audio, Peelers. Sun 7/28, 9 PM, DJ? Acucrack, Aavikko, Pilot Scott Tracy. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fri 7/19, Rod Anthony. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Sundays, DJ Ryan. Thu 7/25, Guitarman Dave. Fri 7/26, Mighty Joe. Sun 7/28, noon-5 PM, Wing Festival with music by Deja Vu (benefit for Woodfield Area Children's Organization. 847-397-3100.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 7/19, Brother Lowdown, Mathie, Red Star Belgrade, Chris Fuller. Sat 7/20, Morris Minors, Black Keys, Mezodigm, Jones Bridge Massacre. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Shampoobah, Until Now. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 7/23, New High Low, Mer. Wed 7/24, Stickfigure, Arbo. Thu 7/25, Wayne Healy, Soul Shakedown. Fri 7/26, Head Down, Audio Tank, Wendy DiBias, Tim Nagel. Sat 7/27, Wes Hollywood, Pop Fly, Apple Cake. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Phil Baron. 312-787-1300.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/19, Los Shut Up, Audreys, Stories for Boys, Not the Only One. Sat 7/20, Best Cellar, Radio Hour. Wed 7/24, Dutchmen. Thu 7/25, Drone Conductor, Gazing at Laces. Fri 7/26, Extra Credit Assignment. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Frank Raven. 773-435-0130.

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

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Fri 7/26, 7 PM, benefit for Gilda's Club of Chicago and the FWF Education Programs with Di Griffin (program also features comedy, performance, and a short film). 312-944-2200.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Urban Twang. Sun 7/21, noon, Linda Weseman. Wed 7/24, 9 PM, Steve & Liam. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 7/19, Railroad Earth. Sat 7/20, Cast Iron Filter, Helen Stellar. Sun 7/21, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons. Tue 7/23, Psychedelic Breakfast. Thu 7/25, Tea Leaf Green. Fri 7/26, RAQ, Super Strain. Sat 7/27, Old #8. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/19, Baked Goods. Sat 7/20, Naughty Boy Jack. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 7/26, Blackmaker, Gelheads. Sat 7/27, Catch-22. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 7/19, Paul McKinney. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 7/26, Hammers & Adams. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 7/21, Gina Holsopple, Aerin Tedesco. 773-348-8536.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Sux, karaoke hosted by Joe. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs Pat B. & Mike G. spin retro and Top 40. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/19, Great Plains Gypsies. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wed 7/24, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Fri 7/26, Hushpuppies. Sat 7/27 and Sun 7/28, Virginia Klemens with Max. 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 7/24, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sat 7/27, 9 PM, Chubby Nothn' & the Bone performs at the Edge comedy showcase. 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. Thu 7/25, DJs Don Hedeker & John battles (tribute to Johnny Thunders). 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. 773-489-9600.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, Other Voices open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: Tue 7/23, 9 PM, Dave Tamkin. 312-642-3449.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/19, Schuers, Analog Radio. Sat 7/20, Friends of Pete. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 7/26, 24 Elsinor. Sat 7/27, Hat Guys. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/27, Intrigue. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 7/19, 10:30 PM, Dan Darrah, Cycle Something, Javier Mendoza Band. Sat 7/20, 10:30 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Funktelligence. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 7/25, Quantum Leep. Fri 7/26, 10:30 PM, Mabel Mabel, Josh Holmes, Lori Wyatt. Sat 7/27, 10:30 PM, Then Again. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 7/19, 10:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 7/20, 10:30 PM, Dan Darrah. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 7/26, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 7/27, 10:30 PM, Quantum Leep. 847-541-4700.

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh & Miriam Plotkin; 10:30 PM, "Naked . . . The Music of Leonard Cohen." Sat 7/20 and 7/27, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Steve Wallem. Sun 7/21 and 7/28, 7 PM, Beth Bergmann performs songs from Disney movies. Thu 7/25, 8 PM, Pamela Peterson. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh & Miriam Plotkin. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 7/21, DJ Jason. Mon 7/22, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 7/23, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 7/24, DJ Mike Miller spins country & western. Thu 7/25, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. Sat 7/27, DJs Tony & Tim Larsen spin Brit pop. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Light FM, Longwave, Life at Sea. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Rebecca's Statue, Milkplow, Banana Sac, Nectarine Knockout. Tue 7/23, 9 PM, Holding Mercury, Marizen, Regarding Angels. Wed 7/24, 9 PM, Bob Rising's Battle Donkey, Artist Formerly Known As Vince, C-Size Engine. Thu 7/25, 9 PM, Slick Idiot, Micronaut, 9mm. Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Fear of Sound, Dominion, Psychward, Sick Cell. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Marvelkind, Detholz, Hypnofugue, DJ Mzzo. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: Wednesdays, 11 PM, Bandoleros. 312-204-9991.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/19, Wicked Garden. Sat 7/20, Sofa King. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 7/26, Second Nature. Sat 7/27, Quarter Life. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/19, 215 West. Fri 7/26, R-Gang. 708-788-4065.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Heartsfield, Evidence. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Underwater People, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, 20 Over (no cover). Wed 7/24, 9:30 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Catfight. Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Friends of Pete, Terata, Joe Davis, Second Hand Poets. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy, Dave Tamkin. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/19, Superbig, Valve, Kevin Lee. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Segway, Digs, Moon Men, Formosa. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 7/22, Hopeful Cynics, Patio Kings. Tue 7/23, Jason Blake Band, Grey Skies Are Sleeping. Wed 7/24, Vos de Mano, Towers Open Fire, Thing 3. Thu 7/25, Aberdeen, Secret Agent, Powerknobs. Fri 7/26, Phistine Verona, Million Yen, 22, Will Seabrook Band. Sat 7/27, 9 PM, Fly Williams, Yes Men, Drawing a Blank, Lunabelle. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/19, Hat Guys. Sat 7/20, Joyce Band. Fri 7/26, Corridor. Sat 7/27, Top 9 at 9. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 7/19, 9 PM, Xiu Xiu (see Spot Check), Kill Me Tomorrow, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Rachid Taha (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, Soledad Brothers, Datsuns, Bogue, Prehistorics. Sun 7/21, 9 PM, Mittens on Strings, Forty Piece Choir, Macitajs on Acid, Elephant Micah. Mon 7/22, 9:30 PM, Ursula Rucker, Def Harmonic, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. Thu 7/25, 9:30 PM, Stewart Walker, Mercedez Ben. Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Princess Superstar, Occasional Detroit, Paul B. Davis. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Tossers, Gadjits, Siderunners. Sun 7/28, 8:30 PM, Teleseen, April Noise, Art Jones, Tremblexy, Repair, DJ Narendra. 773-276-3600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Music at 7 PM. Fri 7/19, New Invaders. Fri 7/26, 215 West. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Fridays, 8 PM, DJ Mike Z3. Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Lime. Tuesdays, 9 PM, karaoke with Soundbytes. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Richie Rich. Thursdays, DJ Lime. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 7/19, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 7/20, City Sound. Fri 7/26, Velocity. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Gus. Sat 7/27, One Day Old. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. 630-922-9821.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 7/19, 7 PM, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Lustre King, Haymarket Riot. Sat 7/20, 5 PM, Blueprint 76, Ratbag Hero, American Tragedy; 9 PM, Go Go Go Airheart, Paper Chase, Italo. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Methadones, Mexican Cheerleader, Twinhaters, Stepsister, Dead Steel Mill. Mon 7/22, 8 PM, Circuits of Steel Tour with Grand Buffet, Holocaust, Syne_lapse_variate, Climax Street, Manherringbone. Tue 7/23, 6 PM, Phenoms, Troubled Hubble, Amazing Kilowatts, Welcome Back Travis, Blind Luck Music. Wed 7/24, 6 PM, Norma Jean, Between the Buried & Me; 10 PM, Dead Meadow. Thu 7/25, 6 PM, Benjamins, Petit Project, Silent Treatment, Written in Sand. Fri 7/26, 6 PM, Brandston, Division, Goldenboy, Munition; 10 PM, Scene Creamers, Atomic Audio. Sat 7/27, 5 PM, Cock, Beatings; 10 PM, Ari Up, Lady D (benefit for Venus Zine). Sun 7/28, 5 PM, Throwdown, Most Precious Blood, Sworn Enemy, One Nation Under; 9 PM, Cancer Merchants, Daryls. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 7/23, 9 PM, Muldoons. Thu 7/25, 8:30 PM, Flupway, Abstract Giants. Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Morrells, Big Smith. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 7/19, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 7/20, Mabel Mabel. Sundays, open jam (no cover). Fri 7/26, Two Fires. Sat 7/27, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Mondays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 7/19, 9:30 PM, Soul Papas. Thu 7/25, 8:30 PM, Edmer. Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Digital Liquid. Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Three Card Guts. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 7/19, Cave Catt Sammy. Fri 7/26, Hairbangers Ball. 630-416-4898.

FREDDY'S RIBHOUSE 26 W. Hubbard: Nightly at 8 PM, Howl at the Moon dueling baby grand piano players lead a sing-along. 312-863-7427.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ James Cantrel. Mondays, 9 PM, DJ Chris B. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/19, Dirty Love, San Andreas Fault. Sat 7/20, 1 PM, IAM Crew with Urban Art drum 'n' bass. Mon 7/22, Child Slavehearts. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 7/26, Gladhand. Sat 7/27, Brother Noompsi, Freeform Flows, Los Maneros. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 7/20, 10:30 PM, Weathered (Creed tribute band). Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, John McHugh. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 7/19, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sun 7/21, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 7/22, 9 PM, Ruby & Vicky Boofant with Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thu 7/25, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Fri 7/26, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sun 7/28, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Ruby & Vicky Boofant. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 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 hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 7/24, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 7/25, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 7/24, 9:30 PM, Kite Club (no cover). 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/19, Westfall. Sat 7/20, Halfway Jane. Sat 7/27, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-549-9624.

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 7/19, New Love Designers, Ripley Caine, Leave. Sat 7/20, Apartment, Milkbaby, Magnesium. Sun 7/21, Callaghan, Hudson Falcons, Amazombies (see Spot Check), Tension Wire. Wed 7/24, Peter Stuart. Thu 7/25, Caviar. Fri 7/26, Soulfix, Karma Tease, Rain Kings. Sat 7/27, Gary Stier, Gareth Woods, Cathy Braaten, Alicia Corbett. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 7/23, 7 PM, Michael Rodio. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 7/27, Brain Surgeons with Alex Bouchard. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/19, Morgan Fingleton. Sat 7/20, Smalls. Fri 7/26, Turn. Sat 7/27, Underbelly. 773-883-0304.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Cousteau, Tom Clues. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Cordero (see Spot Check), Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Christian Gibbs, DJ Rudy Day, and Ralph Syverson's puppet show. Sun 7/21, 3 PM, "The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides" with Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Jon Langford, Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler, Katie Belle & Lennie Dietsch, Steph Turner; 9 PM, Matt Marque, Scott Tuma, Soltero. Mon 7/22, 10 PM, Cantina (no cover). Wed 7/24, 9:30 PM, Wendy Bucklew, Sara Osmer. Thu 7/25, 9:30 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 7/26, 10 PM, National Trust, Chestnut Station. Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Chicago Cinema/Orchestra features Jeff Parker, Pan American, Sinister Luck Ensemble, and Fred Lonberg-Holm performing scores to films by Tatsu Aoki, Carolyn Faber, Paula Froehle, and John McGeehan. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 7/19, Penthouse Playboys, Atomic Martinis. Sat 7/20, Jaked, Locals, Radioflyer. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 7/25, Tree, Polly Hall. Fri 7/26, Band X, Boda. Sat 7/27, NVS, King Super, Beatnik Turtle. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 7/23, 8 PM, Iswhat, Hippocracy. 312-362-9707.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Thu 7/25, 8 PM, Two From Four. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/19, Tragically Hip, Marc Copely. Sat 7/20, Average White Band, Maroon5. Sun 7/21, DMC Regionals with DJ Non-Phixion, Radar, DJ A-Trak, DJ Klever, MC Kuttin Kandi (18 & over show). Mon 7/22, Alien Crime Syndicate, Christiansen, A.I., Still Not Sorry (all-ages show). Tue 7/23, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa. Wed 7/24, Robert Earl Keen, Lost Trailers. Thu 7/25, Mickey Hart & Bembe Orisha. Fri 7/26, Angeles del Infierno, Alebrije. Sat 7/27, Sister Hazel, Ingram Hill. Sun 7/28, Blondie. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 7/19 and Tue 7/23 through Fri 7/26, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Sat 7/27, 9 PM, Second Nature. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/19, discopoet Khari B. with House of Twang, Tshurhad the Pharisee with Breath Control, Chicago Outfitters with DJ Gregg D. Sat 7/20, Lettuce, Mofro, Anthony Nicholson. 312-266-2400.

JAVA OASIS 2240 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, 7 PM, People's Vocal Reactionary Liberation Movement hosted by Danny Devine & discopoet Khari B. 312-328-1216.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 7/19, Underwater People, Swinger. Sat 7/20, Mike & Joe. Fri 7/26, Afrodisiacs, Catfight, Only Infinity. Sat 7/27, Pete Francis, Bleu, Graham Colton. 312-337-3486.

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

KITSCH'N 2005 W. Roscoe: Restaurant and beer garden; no cover. Wed 7/24, 8 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-248-7372.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/19, 56 Hope Road, Bamboo Grove, E Double. Sat 7/20, Seven Day Run, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Leslie Nuss. Sun 7/21, Parallel Mind, Big Electric. Wed 7/24, Super Christ, Cretin, Abolisher. Fri 7/26, Mr. Blotto. Sat 7/27, Halfway Jane, Miles of Empty, July for Kings. Sun 7/28, Almost Steve. 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.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Time Bomb Taxi, Bellsize, Bananasac. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, My Delusion, Supernatural Yes. Sun 7/21, 9 PM, Cretin (no cover). Tue 7/23, 9 PM, Agenda, Hot Front (no cover). Wed 7/24, 9:30 PM, Kick the Cat, Bad Dog. Thu 7/25, 9 PM, Steepwater Band. Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Waste, Genral Patton & His Privates, Secret Agent Bill. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Acrobatic Ashes. Sun 7/28, 9 PM, Blue Lit Souls. 773-871-3757.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Fri 7/19, 9:30 PM, Fat Time. 773-252-7636.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Box-o-Car, Mighty Fine Machine. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Boduli, Split, Bob & Buco. Tue 7/23, 9:30 PM, Can-Ky-Ree (no cover). Wed 7/24, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 7/25, 10 PM, Addison Groove Project. Fri 7/26, 7 PM, Poi Dog Pondering; 10 PM, Slowjane, Greenview, Stephanie Rogers. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Katie Todd Band, Stuart Davis. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar; no cover. Fridays, 4:30 PM-1 AM, DJs spin. Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Steve Blair & the Melange Blue Band; 8:30 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 630-571-3600.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Brainstorm with Adam Zahl (18 & over show). Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Breeders (see Critic's Choice), Imperial Teen (see Critic's Choice), Bratmobile (all-ages show). Sun 7/21, 6:30 PM, Acumen Nation, Iron Lung Corporation, Bile, Project .44 (all-ages show). Thu 7/25, 8 PM, Tuatara, Minus Five, Wayward Shamans, Cedell Davis (see Spot Check; 18 & over show). Fri 7/26, 6:30 PM, Lawrence Arms, Small Brown Bike, Arrivals, Ten Grand. Sat 7/27, 6:30 PM, Swidden, Escape From Earth, Liftpoint, Saraphine (all-ages show). Sun 7/28, 6:30 PM, Starstruck, Off Balance, Much the Same, Curbside Service (all-ages show). 773-549-0203.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/27, Matthew McBride. 847-259-9724.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Dave Vella. 708-366-8073.

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

NARCISSE 710 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins music fro m the 80s. 312-274-9500.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Flapjacks. Sat 7/20, 3:30 PM, Tumbleweed; 8 PM, Mack Pherson & the Struts. Sun 7/21, 1 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Wed 7/24, 4 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Fri 7/26, 4 PM, Planet Strange; 8 PM, Heartsfield. Sat 7/27, 3:30 PM, Subversives; 8 PM, the Business. Sun 7/28, 1 PM, Twist & Shout; 6 PM, Libido Funk Circus. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 7/19, 8 PM, BLT, Unstrung Heroes. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Long Shot, 2 Die For, Iomos Marad, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Mondays, 9 PM, Sound Reflections with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Deals Gone Bad. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Starcandy, Lunch, Ghettobillies. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tuesdays, midnight, DJs Alo & Larry Millah spin hip-hop and soul. Wed 7/24, 1 AM, DJ Form spins funk and hip-hop. Fri 7/26, 10 PM, 1000 Vertical Feet, Recycled Future. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, American Cosmonaut, Sur Deluxe, Volta Sound, Turner Joy. 773-489-0011.

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.

PALMER PLACE 56 S. La Grange, La Grange: Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Gary Charles Metz. 708-482-7127.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/19, Go-Go Devils, Urban & Megan. Sat 7/20, Treason Brothers, Shelley Miller. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 7/24, Bring Your Sister. Thu 7/25, Max Cady Band. Fri 7/26, Hello Operator. Sat 7/27, Creepy D. Sun 7/28, DJ Gold "D." 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 7/25, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 7/20, Jimmy Mac. Sat 7/27, Dave Andersen. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/19, Joe Moss, Jimmy Mac. Sat 7/20, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss. Thu 7/25, Tim Nolan. Sat 7/27, 8:30 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante, Sean Albrecht. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/19, Broken Finger, Heliport, Hayshakers, Squat. Sat 7/20, Secret Agent Bill, Gamma Rays, Surf Zombies. Sun 7/21, Schatzi, Hot DS, Hello Operator. Wed 7/24, Phantom Three, M.O.T.O. Thu 7/25, Windsor for the Derby, Bosco & Jorge. Fri 7/26, Oh My God, Kung Fu USA. Sat 7/27, Redline, Sidecar, Thunderwing, Ants. Sun 7/28, Behold! the Living Corpse, Rwake, Buried at Sea, Christpunchers. 773-248-3093.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. 773-276-9730.

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

RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY 700 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Wed 7/24, 7 PM, Matthew McBride (no cover). 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 & Ruby Harris. 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.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 7/19, Roots Rock Society. Fri 7/26, Margarita Island. 630-964-0773.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/19, Uncle Crusty, Braintree, Delinquent 7. Sat 7/20, Nine 24, I Love Rich. Thu 7/25, Trading Brains. Fri 7/26, Triple Threat, Donna Matrix, Kerby James. Sat 7/27, Streamliner, Growth Ltd., El Guapo. 847-392-6446.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Tue 7/23, 8 PM, Paul Allodi, Steve Roth. 847-295-7140.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Joe Carey. Sat 7/27, Kameron Fry. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Blue Dogs, Troll for Trout, Tom Bowls. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Papas Fritas, David Singer & the Sweet Science, I Am the World Trade Center, Sunshine Fix. Sun 7/21, 9 PM, Bernie Worrell & the Woo Warriors, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics. Mon 7/22, 8 PM, Julia Fordham; 10 PM, Face for Radio, Upsy Daisy. Tue 7/23, 9 PM, Radar Brothers, Riviera, Possibilities. Wed 7/24, 9 PM, Ian Moore Action Company, Port Eleki. Thu 7/25, 9 PM, Neil Halstead, Kevin Tihista, Sid Hillman. Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Simon Joyner, Marrianes, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, American Analog Set, Her Space Holiday, Chin Up Chin Up. Sun 7/28, 8 PM, American Analog Set, Her Space Holiday. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/20, Rubber. Sat 7/27, Boda. 630-372-2900.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Eryka & Her Mighty Crew. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Urban Hog Wranglers. 773-772-6656.

SPAZIO DI LUCCA 483 Lake Cook, Deerfield: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Ester Hana. 847-272-9922.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. Mondays, DJ Matt Fields. Tuesdays, DJ Mike Kendal. Wednesdays, DJ JC. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 7/19, Sugarman 3, B3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield, DJ Fly Fohrman. Sat 7/20, Masters of Groove with Reuben Wilson, Grant Green Jr., Greyhounds, DJ Fly Fohrman. Thu 7/25, 9 PM, Bungdoons, Barnyard Oddities, Deeds Not Words, Leader. 773-278-6600.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s lounge and synth wave. 312-274-9500.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 7/20, Roadhouse Dogs. Sat 7/27, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 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: Sundays, noon-3 PM, Dylan Rice. 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 7/19, Al Rose & the Transcendos (Bob Dylan tribute concert). Sat 7/20, Sunnyside Up, F.M. Smith. Sun 7/21, Roho, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann, Becky Blocksom. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 7/25, 7 PM, Cameron McGill, Acousticboy. Fri 7/26, Deb Lader, Jeff Libman, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann. Sat 7/27, Gabriel Reed Luedtke, Noah Harris. Sun 7/28, Alex Dent, Julie Frost, Barb Nashold & Guy Grace. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/19, Stick Fight, Rock & Roll Daredevils. Sat 7/20, E.M. Grueve, Bryter, Barron James. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. 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.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: Wed 7/24, 9 PM, Filament Circus Sound, Julie Koran. 773-296-6024.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open mike. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/20, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/19, Dub Dis, Flex Crew. Sat 7/20, Flex Crew, RSB, Zeleke. Sundays, Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. Thu 7/25, Rico. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/19, Smokestack, John Fournier. Sat 7/20, Homunculus, Stylus. Tue 7/23, Mr. Blotto. Wed 7/24, Andy Band (no cover). Thu 7/25, Free Space, Guest. Fri 7/26, Trading Brains, Forty Piece Choir, Dolari. Sat 7/27, Halias, Core Project. Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Lake Shore Jive; 9 PM, Moonshine Still. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Louie V. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tuesdays, DJ M-Pulse. Thursdays, DJ Marty B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ M Pulse. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. 773-348-5100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays. Fridays, DJ Dujuan. 773-227-6859.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM 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. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Heather Doble, 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 (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs D Double, Artek & Norman Rockwell spin hip-hop. Sat 7/20, Dayhota. Thursdays, Synesthesia DJs spin (7/25 with Venue, DJ Ryan Paradise). Fri 7/26, Phonograph Scientists. Sat 7/27, DJ Lego. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 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 nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 5 AM Saturdays, until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. 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. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Barcode DJs spin. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid, DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez & El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 6 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 PM-3 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 312-427-1774.

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

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. 773-388-1877.

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.

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. 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. Fridays, DJs Frique & Hiroki. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 7/22, 10 PM, Koutaro Fukui vs. Aero (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin Saturdays after 10:30 PM. 312-243-9350.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Mike Dodson, Johnny Price. Saturdays, Ethan David, Johnny Price. Sundays, DJ Freddie O. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

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: 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.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In the cabaret room: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Mondays, Spankie. Tuesdays, Double J. In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, DJ David Visan. 312-278-7130.

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 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, Can Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence & Cedric. 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: Sun 7/21, 9 PM, DMC Regionals with DJ Radar, DJ A-Trak, DJ Klever, MC Kuttin Kandi. 312-923-2035.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Scratch n' Sniff. Saturdays, Melting Pot with DJs Mass Transit & Spinello. Tuesdays, Montage Audio Visual Collisions with DJs Alpha & Brock spinning new wave. 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, DJs Frique & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs 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, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 7/19, percussionist Bam Bam Buddha with DJs Rick Guerrero, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Doc & Madhouse Miguel. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. Saturdays, DJ Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, DJ Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJs spin reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, DJ Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin progressive, hip-hop, swing & jazz 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Derrick Wize & friends. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, DJ Gene Lopez spins hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Neil & Elixx DJs spin house, soul & funk. 773-477-6513.

LOCKDOWN with DJs Markski, Caffeine, Limit, Breakdown B, Loverboy, Chris B., Jumpin' James & Devo. Fri 7/19, 9 PM-3 AM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. www.totalchaosproductions.com.

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.

MICHAEL'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 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays. Fridays, DJ Marty Boblat. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 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 (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Caffeine. 312-491-1931.

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 Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-255-0022.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy. 773-252-7767.

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.

PUMPING COMPANY 6157 N. Broadway: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Tuesdazed" with DJ Ae, Blue Shift, DJ Linx. 773-743-7994.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh & Mr. A.L.I. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 7/24, Dylan, Kid Entropy, Glyde, Lamebrane. 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. Sat 7/20, 7 PM, DJ Hell (see Critic's Choice), Traxx (see Critic's Choice), DJ Deecoy, Tommie Sunshine, Superstars of Love. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. Fri 7/19, Lugo Rosado, DJ Matt Warren. Fri 7/26, Maurice Joshua, DJ Matt Warren. 312-491-9600.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 7/27, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

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

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ 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, Norman Rockwell & Shon Dervis spin hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJ Hiroki spins house, hip-hop, and progressive. Thursdays, 11:30 PM-4 AM, DJs David Balquiedra, Steve Cadiz & Inbum spin house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 7/19, Common Factor, Darrell Woodson. Sat 7/20, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Dong. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Wednesdays, DJs Rekliner & Darius Hurley spin American and British punk. Thu 7/25, Chris Gin, Dave Brock. Fri 7/26, Ron Trent, Madrid. Sat 7/27, Mark Grant, Brad Owen. 773-549-4140.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (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). Fri 7/19, DJ Jason Davis, DJ Pelyo, DJ Tempo. 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 Spinsterwun & Marc Davis spin house. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Wed 7/24, DJ Madrid. Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart; 11 PM, Dirty MF & DJ Artek. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Therm. Mondays, DJ Dan. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. 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, Marco Hernandez & Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

PAUL VAN DYK 18 & over show. Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 7/19, "Spundae" with DJ Icey, Jerry Bonham, Boom Boom Boom with DJs Lego & David Britton, Danny the Wild Child, Ruckus, MF, Aekae. Sat 7/20, DJs Mike Z., Ethan David & Tony 2 Much. Fri 7/26, "Spundae" with Meat Katie, Andre Solaris, Donnie Stash, Lemon D & Dillinja, Focus, Chamberweed. 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: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Frank Martinez & Mike Z. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Structure spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. Fri 7/26, DJ Kid Capri. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJs Jesse de la Pena & Uncle Milty. Fri 7/26, Traxx (see Critic's Choice), DJs Justin Long, Sativa & Shon Dervis. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

LOU & PETER BERRYMAN Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, TAIKO DRUMMERS OF THE MIDWEST BUDDHIST TEMPLE Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN with Allison Krauss & Union Station, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, Norman & Nancy Blake, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury Band, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Whites, Chris Thomas King. Mon 7/22, 7:30 PM, Theater, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID MASSENGILL Free concert. Fri 7/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WILLIE NELSON, LEE ANN WOMACK Tue 7/23, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

PETER, PAUL & MARY Wed 7/24, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SCARLET CONFESSIONS, A MUSICAL DIARY with Paul Amandes, Anne Hills, Jamie O'Reilly & Michael Smith. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, and Sat 7/20, 5:30 and 8:30 PM, Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln. 773-871-3000.

SMALL POTATOES Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Prairie Crossing, Route 45 and Route 137, Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sun 7/21, 4 PM, Academy of Irish Music. 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 7/27, Patchouli. 630-899-3761.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 7/22, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons at 7:30 PM Fridays through Tuesdays. Fridays, Saturdays,and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Mondays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJs Pat B., Mike G. & Rosco. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 7/21, Fairfields. 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.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 7/20, Morgan Fingleton. Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. Sat 7/27, Dalriada. 312-337-1005.

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.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Wed 7/24, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 7/21, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/19, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 7/20, Dooley Brothers. Fri 7/26, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 7/27, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 7/24, 8:30 PM, Steve Young. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 7/20, Mike & Amy Finders. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 7/24, songwriter showcase with Garret & Nancy. 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 session. 773-883-0304.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 7/24, 9 PM, Robert Earl Keen, Lost Trailers. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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 7/21, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/19, John Dillon. Sat 7/20, St. James Gate. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, Kelly Griner. Fri 7/26, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 7/27, O' Lookie Mo. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 7/22, 9 PM, Wilding (no cover). 773-404-9494.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 7/19, 8 PM, BLT, Unstrung Heroes. 847-869-0450.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Tue 7/23, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band, Ellen & John Wright. Thu 7/25, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jen. 773-276-9730.

RAIN DOG BOOKS & CAFE 408 S. Wabash: Wednesdays, 1 PM, John Hasbrouck. 312-922-8311.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Outlaw Family Band. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 7/22, 10 PM, Face for Radio, Upsy Daisy. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 7/19, Victoria Parks. Fri 7/26, Eric Lugosch. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BIG FUN BAND Free concert. Sun 7/28, 5 PM, Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf. 312-743-7857.

FLASHBACK CHICAGO Free concert. Thu 7/25, 7:30 PM, James Park, Dodge & Oakton, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 7/20, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

HOLY VESSEL BAPTIST CHURCH CHOIR Free gospel concert. Sun 7/21, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-742-1079.

ROSA'S BLUES CRUISE with Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band, aboard the Duck Cruiseliner, departing Sat 7/20, 11:30 PM, from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 773-342-0452.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/19, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. Fri 7/26, 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 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 7/23, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 7/23, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Grana Louise Band. 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 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Kinsey Report. Sun 7/21, Gloria Thompson Rogers. Mon 7/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 7/23, Chico Banks. Wed 7/24, Pistol Pete. Thu 7/25, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 7/26, Toni Lynn Washington. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 7/28, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/19, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, Joel Paterson Trio. Sat 7/20, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 10 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Nick Moss. Sun 7/21, Doug McDonald. Mon 7/22, jam hosted by Nick Moss. Tue 7/23, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Wed 7/24, Charlie Love. Thu 7/25, Carlos Johnson. Fri 7/26, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Dave Hole, Studebaker John. Sat 7/27, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 10 PM, Syl & Jimmy Johnson, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sun 7/28, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CAFE PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/20, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith with Gareth Best & Ross Bon. 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 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by Bruce Williams with Bobby Wolf, Sonny Sloan & Jeff Blum. 847-587-8081.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 7/27, Dave Hole. 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.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 7/19, Mars Blues Band. Sat 7/20, Undertoad. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 7/19, 9:30 PM, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues with Randy Sabien. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Professor John. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 7/20, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 7/27, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin (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.

GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 1131 Sibley, Dolton: Sundays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 708-841-5000.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Katherine Davis Quintet. 773-395-0066.

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

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Wed 7/24, 10 PM, Vini & the Demons. 312-943-2252.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 7/20, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. Tue 7/23, 8:30 PM, Mike Wheeler & Jimmy Burns (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Penthouse Playboys. 773-929-0944.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/19, Terrance Simien. Sat 7/20, Eddie Burke. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 7/23, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 7/24, Jimmy Burns. Thu 7/25, Chicago Playboys. Fri 7/26, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 7/27, Maurice John Vaughn. 312-923-2000.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Masheen Co. Band. Tue 7/23, Blind Lemon Pledge. 708-547-1456.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

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: Fridays, 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 Junior. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Sandra Hall. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam with Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Chris James. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 7/25, Li'l Ed Williams. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Sugar Blue. 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. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-493-3477.

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Tuesdays, 9 PM, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-667-3130.

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.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 7/20, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander. Thu 7/25, 9 PM, Tenry Johns Band. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Transmission. 630-446-4001.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sun 7/14, 1 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sun 7/21, 1 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries; 6 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/20, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 7/27, Virginia Klemens. 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.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 7/20, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 7/27, Yoko Noge Trio. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-605-9900.

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.

REDHEAD 42 E. Superior: Tuesdays, 11:45 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-787-2600.

REMINGTON BLUES 195 Remington, Bolingbrook: Restaurant and lounge with music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, "Diva Day" open jam for women. 630-759-7978.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 7/19, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater with Son Seals. Sat 7/20, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. Sun 7/21, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. Wed 7/24, Kelley Richey Band. Thu 7/25, Keith Doder. Fri 7/26, Steve Arvey. Sat 7/27, Roy Hytower. Sun 7/28, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, blues jam with Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 7/19, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 7/20, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 7/25, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo. Fri 7/26, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 7/27, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/19, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 7/20, Cadillac Dave. Fri 7/26, Pistol Pete. Sat 7/27, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 7/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

jazz

concerts

BOB ACRI'S CAVALCADE OF MUSIC Wed 7/24, 2 PM, Gateway Theatre, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Thu 7/25, 2:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 800-468-0040.

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performances. Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BERNARD ALCORN Free concert. Tue 7/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAM BURCKHARDT GROUP Free concert. Wed 7/24, 7 PM, McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California. 312-742-7585.

ORBERT DAVIS QUARTET Fri 7/26, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

DETOUR Thu 7/25, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

GEORGE FREEMAN WITH JIMMY ELLIS & TATSU AOKI Tue 7/23, 5-8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

GALLERY 37 LATIN BIG BAND Free concert. Fri 7/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TED HOGARTH Free concert. Fri 7/26, 6:30 PM, Winnemac Park, 5100 N. Leavitt. 312-742-5101.

HOT JAZZ, 6 COOL NIGHTS Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp concerts featuring Judy Niemack and Suzanne Pittson with Floyd Standifer, Dan Haerle, Kelly Sill, Jack Mouse, and Jeanfrancois Prins. Fri 7/19, Sat 7/20, and Mon 7/22 through Thu 7/25 (tribute to John Coltrane on Thu 7/25), 8 PM, Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5620.

JAZZ MUSIC THEATER Free concert. Thu 7/25, 7 PM, 63rd Street beach, 6300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-747-6187.

DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

JEFF LASKY Free in-store performances. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

CHUCK LOEB & JEFF KASHIWA Free concert. Thu 7/25, 5:30 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-645-9686.

NICOLE MITCHELL & BLACK EARTH ENSEMBLE Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Northeastern Illinois University Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood. 773-752-2212.

MOOD SWING MUSIC Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ ENSEMBLE & NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE JAZZ COMBOS Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ARTURO SANDOVAL Sun 7/28, 7 PM, courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SMOOTH Free concert. Fri 7/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUENOS Sat 7/27, 2-4 PM, Garden Plaza, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan. 312-787-9596.

KEN VANDERMARK Solo concert and "blindfold test" with Kevin Whitehead. Thu 7/25, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-525-7529.

BRADLEY YOUNG Free in-store performance. Sat 7/20, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/19, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 7/20, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Sonny Turner & Judi K. Sundays, 8 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 7/24, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Franz Jackson with Joe Johnson, Dan DeLorenzo & Bob Cousins; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 7/25, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 7/26, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 7/27, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Bob Dogan Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 7/25, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/19, Detour. Sat 7/20 through Sat 7/27, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 7/28, Gerald McClendon. 312-751-2433.

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

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Phil Baron. 312-787-1300.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Show Lounge at 9:30 PM: Sat 7/20, Frank D'Rone. Fri 7/26, Joe Vito & Johnny Frigo. Sat 7/27, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. In the Restaurant Piano Bar: Fridays, 6:30 PM, and Sundays and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays, 6:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Thursdays, 7 PM, Gary Filip. 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 in the beer garden; no cover. Fri 7/19, Trio Du Jour. Wed 7/24, Bob Baglione Duo. Fri 7/26, New Breed. 630-406-0008.

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

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 7/19, Don Stille Trio. Sat 7/20, BMR4. Fri 7/26, Guy Fricano Sextet. Sat 7/27, Bradley Williams trio with Gingi Lahera. 630-574-2155.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 7/20, 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 7/28, Toru Hironaka, Kotaro Seki, Satoru Iga. 773-348-8536.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 7/25, Juli Wood 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 7/19, 9 PM, Spider Saloff. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sun 7/21, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 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 7/27, 9 PM, Claudia Stefanski Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo; 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO FIREHOUSE 1401 S. Michigan: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-786-1401.

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 7/23, 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.

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

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Thursdays, 8 PM, and Sat 7/20, 9:30 PM, Paul Abella & the New Breed (no cover). 630-844-1115.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 7/23, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 7/24, 8 PM, Jason Ajemian & Jeb Bishop. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 7/19, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 7/20, Jefferson/Lies Trio. Fri 7/26, John Mose Trio. Sat 7/27, Trio Du Jour. 630-377-9222.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Sun 7/28, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. 708-788-2118.

FOUNDRY Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Mark O'Connor Trio. Thu 7/25, 7:30 PM, Barry Winograd Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 7/19, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 7/20, Andy Meacham with Layni Katz. Wed 7/24, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Thu 7/25, Jeff Marx Trio. Fri 7/26, Birdwatch. Sat 7/27, Steve Evans Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 7/19, 9:30 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Sun 7/21, 3 PM, Havana with salsa dance lessons by Edgar Mejia; 8 PM, Jeannie Lambert Quartet (no cover). Tue 7/23, 6 PM, Marc Pompe Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 7/25, 6 PM, Tom Muellner Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 7/19, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Dave Schumacher New York/Chicago Quartet with Carl Leukaufe; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Dave Schumacher New York/Chicago Quartet with Carl Leukaufe; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 7/21, 1 PM, Howard Levy & Anthony Molinaro; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tue 7/23, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 7/24, 9 PM, Matt Geraghty Project. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 7/26, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Four Charms; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 7/28, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 7/21, Hats with Dave McDonnell, Griffen Rodriguez, Matt Schneider & Dylan Rice, Saxophone Quartet with Keefe Jackson, Dave Rempis, Aram Shelton & Matt Bauder. Sun 7/28, Dave Rempis with Jim Baker, Jason Roebke & Tim Daisy. 773-935-2118.

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

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

JACKSON HARBOR GRILL 6401 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

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 7/19 through Sun 7/21, George Coleman Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Tue 7/23 through Sun 7/28, Frank Morgan Quartet. 312-670-2473.

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

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sat 7/20, 9:30 PM, Edwin Daugherty Trio. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carrol with George Fludas, Scott Burns, and Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 7/24, 8:30 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Cecile Savage. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa with John Kregor. 312-829-4600.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Dan Gigliano. Sundays, Scott Holman. Sat 7/27, Dave Crawford. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Fridays through Sundays, 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 7/19, Tue 7/23, and Thu 7/25, Peter Miletic. Sat 7/20 and Fri 7/26, Dave Crawford. Wed 7/24, Tom Linsk. Sat 7/27, Stan Karcz. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, Scott Holman. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 7/21, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. Sun 7/28, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Spazztet. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Raul Timbal y Su Mambo Jazz Band. 630-571-3600.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fridays, 9 PM, Bradley Young. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 7/24, 7 PM, Jefferson/Lies Duo. Fri 7/26, 9 PM, BMR4. 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: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (7/21 with Nicole Mitchell Trio; 7/28 with Jim Baker with Harrison Bankhead & Avreeayl Ra). 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 773-775-7525.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 312-943-5228.

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartette performs songs of the Rat Pack. 630-876-2000.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Don Stiernberg Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Pete Benson Organ Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. 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. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 7/19, 9 PM, Jeff Morrison Quartet. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mon 7/22, 8:30 PM, Donny Nichilo Duo. Tue 7/23, 8:30 PM, George McRae Trio. Wed 7/24, 8:30 PM, Peter Lerner Trio. Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 7/27, 9 PM, BMR4. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 7/19, BMR4. Sat 7/20, Red Eye Express. Tue 7/23, Steve & Liam. Thu 7/25, Ava Logan, Kristi Alsip, Joni Larlee, Lucinda Johnston. Fri 7/26, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 7/27, Rick Shandling Trio, Yoko Noge Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/19, Havana. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 7/26, Jazz Solution. 773-276-9730.

RED FROG PUB & GRILL 5353 W. Irving Park: Fri 7/19 and Tue 7/23, 8 PM, John Paris Trio (no cover). 773-545-3761.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/19, 9:30 PM, Peter Lerner Quartet. 312-467-1600.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Vincent Davis Band. Mondays, jam session with the Vincent Davis Band. Sat 7/20, Malachi Thompson & Triad. Thursdays, Jimmy Wright Group with Ismah. 773-665-8965.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 7/22, 8 PM, Julia Fordham. 773-525-2508.

SHEBEAN KING BOHEMIAN CAFE 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fridays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble (call 312-263-1649 for more information). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Kuzzins (no cover). 773-871-0990.

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

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, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/19, Jarrad Harris Group. Sat 7/20 and Sat 7/27, 8 Bold Souls. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 7/25, Ernest Dawkins Ensemble. Fri 7/26, Jeb Bishop Trio. 312-791-9050.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: Mondays, 9 PM, Jon Doyle, Josh Berman, Kevin O'Donnell, Joel Paterson & Jason Ajemian (no cover). 773-296-6024.

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

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

international

concerts

AMADOU & MARIAM See Critic's Choice; free concert. Thu 7/25, 7:30 PM (at Chicago Summerdance; preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CONJUNTO Free Latin jazz concert. Mon 7/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FIRST ENCUENTRO DE JARANEROS WITH LOS COJOLITES, TARIMA Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Colibri Art Studio, 2032 W. 18th. 312-733-8431.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Free concert. Thu 7/25, 6:30 PM, Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan. 312-742-7529.

ZEN GRODECKI Free German music concert. Thu 7/25, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7529.

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPANA Sun 7/21, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

JULIO HUMALA Guitar and charango music concert. Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 312-431-1330.

LATVIAN FESTIVAL CHOIR Sun 7/21, 3 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

MAMBO EXPRESS Free concert. Sat 7/27, 6:30 PM, Avondale Park, 3516 W. School. 312-742-7581.

PILAR MONTENEGRO performs as part of the Totalmente Latina Tour. Sat 7/20, 3 PM (preceded by a forum for teens with Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Lesley Ann Machado, and Gloria Araya-Quinlan at 1 PM), McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-7252 or 877-485-8687.

ORCHESTRA RUMBA perform at "Luna Cabana" Latin dance party, with lessons from the Latin Rhythms Dance Studio. Thursdays, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0516.

POLISH-AMERICAN ACCORDION ASSOCIATION with Ed Smollen & Marek Lichota. Thu 7/25, 8 PM, Polish-American Accordion Association, 5835 W. Diversey. 773-763-2642.

HECTOR SILVEIRA Y SU ORQUESTA Free concert. Thu 7/25, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

SONES DE MEXICO Fri 7/19, 7 PM (benefit concert hosted by Illinois School of the Americas Watch), St. Gertrude Church, 1420 W. Granville. 312-641-5151. Fri 7/26, 7 PM, Stiner Pavilion, municipal beach on Seahorse Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

JOSE VALDES & THE MAMBO ALL-STARS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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.

ANGELINA RISTORANTE 3561 N. Broadway: Tuesdays, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino & bassist Liz Payne. 773-935-5933.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Rachid Taha (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 7/19, 7 PM, Haitian dance troupe Asakivle; 9 PM, Los Cojolites, Acoustic Planet. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM). Wed 7/24, 8 PM, Amadou & Mariam (see Critic's Choice), D'Gary (see Critic's Choice). Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Thu 7/25, Mickey Hart & Bembe Orisha. Fri 7/26, Angeles del Infierno, Alebrije. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, "3 Plays and 9 Songs" under the direction of Takis Theotokatos. 773-348-7592.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino & bassist Liz Payne. 773-489-9554.

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

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

MORETTI'S 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Alberto spins salsa & merengue. 312-850-0208.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 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.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Music after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. Sat 7/20, Orquesta Isla. Sat 7/27, Carpacho y Su Combo. 312-491-9600.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 7 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJs El Papichulo & 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 DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez, with Latin dance lessons at 10 PM. 312-427-2572.

classical

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO in a children's concert. Sat 7/20, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JAMES BAUR guitar (Villa-Lobos, Milhaud, Ohana, Britten, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Henze). Sun 7/28, 3 PM, The Musical Offering, 743 Custer, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

JENNIFER BINNEY flute, in a free concert. Mon 7/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MAYA BREDOTSKAYA, DAVID MARSHALL, AND DAVL COWEN piano, violin, and cello (Beethoven, Rachmaninoff). Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Temple Menorah, 2800 W. Sherwin. 773-761-5700.

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN CARILLON RECITALS Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe: Mon 7/22, 7 PM, Gijsbert Kok. 847-835-5440.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 7/19, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson (R. Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Wagner), followed by a "postlude" concert in Martin Theatre featuring musicians from the Ravinia Steans Institute. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Emanuel Ax, sopranos Christine Brewer, Melina Pyron, and Gayla Blaisdell, mezzo-soprano Louise Callinan, tenors Anthony Dean Griffey and Benjamin Butterfield, baritone Jonathan Lemalu, bass Robert Pomakov, the Dale Warland Singers, the Saint Charles Singers, and the Apollo Chorus of Chicago in an all-Beethoven program preceded by a preconcert talk at 7 PM. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, David Alan Miller, conductor, with pianist Christopher O'Riley and soprano Nicole Cabell in an all-Gershwin program. See Critic's Choice. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor, with pianist Yefim Bronfman (Verdi, Respighi, Brahms). Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Andrew Litton, conductor, with flutist James Galway in a program of music inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Borne, Bellini, Berlioz, Bernstein, Gounod, Henze, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Rota), and preceded by a 7 PM "preview concert" by the Chicago Symphony Singers in Bennett-Gordon Hall (Vaughan Williams, Britten, Harrison, Fry, Deak, Orsillo, Fraser). Sun 7/28, 7 PM (with preconcert talk in Bennett-Gordon Hall at 6:15 PM), John Mauceri conducts a "Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein" featuring vocalists Sylvia McNair, Marilyn Horne, Rodney Gilfry, and John Raitt; followed by a Martin Theatre "postlude concert" of Rodgers and Hart songs sung by artists from the Steans Institute. 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Free admission. Sat 7/20, 9 AM, Tue 7/23, 7 PM, and Sat 7/27, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Herold, Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms, Dvorak, Debussy, Wagner). Free admission. Sun 7/28, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO with violinist Jospeh Glymph in a free concert (Gaubert, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Sun 7/21, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CLOUD NINE CAFE 1944 N. Oakley: Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-486-3900.

DEARBORN GARDEN WALK AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer conducts Carlisle Floyd's Susannah. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

GALILEO GALILEI Beatrice Affron conducts Philip Glass's new opera. Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Sat 7/20, 2 and 8 PM, and Sun 7/21, 2 and 7:30 PM, Tue 7/23 through Thu 7/25, 7:30 PM, Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Sat 7/27, 2 and 8 PM, and Sun 7/28, 2 PM, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. 312-443-3800.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, James Paul, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore and baritone Donnie Ray Albert (Thompson, Petitgirard, Brahms). Wed 7/24 and Sat 7/27, 6:30 PM, Federico Garcia Vigil, conductor, with vocalist Susana Rinaldi, bandoneon soloist Juan-Jose Mosalini, pianist Elida Gencarelli, and guitarist Sergio Fernandez in a program of tangos (Piazzolla, Mosalini, Ferrer, Barilari). See Post No Bills. Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, and Sun 7/28, 6:30 PM, George Manahan, conductor, with pianist Valentina Lisitsa (Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Harris). 312-742-4763.

HAKAN HAGEGARD baritone, with pianist Margo Garrett (Brahms, Stenhammar, Dupare, Berg, Argento, Grieg, R. Strauss). Thu 7/25, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Sun 7/21, 4 PM, Sarah Read. Sun 7/28, 4 PM, Alan Hommerding. 312-664-6963.

JAMES LENT piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach/Busoni, Rzewski, Schulz-Ever, Gershwin). Free admission. Wed 7/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Fri 7/19, 7 PM, Dinner and Opera Cabaret with the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Bizet, Weill, and others). 312-742-8497.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS SUMMER ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Rimsky-Korsakov and others). Fri 7/26, 7 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

BEST OF THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE Don Owens conducts a free concert. Wed 7/24, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA AND HONORS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES in a free concert (Prokofiev and others). Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT Free admission. Sun 7/28, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SOLO AND CHAMBER RECITALS Free admission. Sun 7/21, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE STRING FACULTY in a free recital. Tue 7/23, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND in a free concert (R. Strauss, Sousa and others). Sun 7/21, 2 PM, Millennium Park Tent, 55 N. Michigan. 877-244-2246.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Lewis University production of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Sun 7/21, 2:30 PM, Thu 7/25 through Sat 7/27, 8 PM, and Sun 7/28, 2:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 7/20, 2 PM, Wed 7/24, 7 PM, and Sat 7/27, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GERARDO RIBEIRO violin, with pianist Tatyana Stepanova in a free concert (Beethoven, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky). Thu 7/25, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CARILLON RECITALS Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn: Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Gijsbert Kok. Sun 7/28, 6 PM, Jim Fackenthal. 773-702-7059.

MARK VALENTI piano (Mozart, Bartok, Debussy, Mendelssohn). Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 9849 S. Winchester. 773-445-5300. Thu 7/25, 6 PM, People's Music School, 931 W. Eastwood. 773-784-7032.

DALE WARLAND SINGERS perform Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil. Mon 7/22, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NATHANIEL WEBSTER, KEVIN GREENLAW, LISA SHIHOTEN, AMY SUE BARSTON, IEVA JOKUBAVICIUTE, AND HSING-AY HSU baritones, violin, cello, and pianos, in the world premiere of Ned Rorem's Aftermath. Sat 7/27, 5:45 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with soprano Theresa Hudden (Respighi, Menotti, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini). Tue 7/23, 8 PM, Hubble Middle School, Roosevelt and Naperville Rds., Wheaton. 630-790-1430.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Ronald Zollman, conductor, with pianist Jeremy Menhuin (Haydn, Mozart). 815-338-5300.

YUAN-QING YU, KATINKA KLEIJN, AND DEBORAH SOBOL violin, cello, and piano, in a free concert (Schubert). Tue 7/23, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

fairs & festivals

BASTILLE DAY 5K RUN, WALK & BLOCK PARTY Jackson and Aberdeen: Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-868-3010.

BENFEST Irving Park and Leavitt: Fri 7/19, 6 PM, World Class Noise; 8:45 PM, Rico. Sat 7/20, 1:15 PM, Skinny Williams Group; 3 PM, Flirting with Joe; 5:15 PM, Nellie Tiger Travis & Men in Black; 8 PM, the Business. Sun 7/21, 2 PM, Old No. 8; 4:30 PM, Four Charms; 6:45 PM, Trippin Billies. 773-665-4682.

BROOKFEST JayCee/Ehlert Park, Gerritsen and Elm, Brookfield: Fri 7/19, 6 PM, Guilty; 7:30 PM, Rare Earth; 9:15 PM, Spencer Davis. Sat 7/20, 1 PM, Ron Smolen Orchestra; 5 PM, Stormy Monday; 7 PM, Brothers John; 9 PM, Mary Wilson. Sun 7/21, 1 PM, Ron Smrha; 3:30 PM, Revolver; 5:30 PM, Stormy Monday; 7:30 PM, Buzz Kilman's Blues Rocket Scientists. 773-868-3010, ext. 251.

CHINATOWN SUMMER FAIR 2002 Wentworth between Cermak and 24th: Sun 7/21, 10 AM-10 PM, Lori Wyatt Band, Ellen Rosner, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, Carol Plunk, Radiocraft, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Blue New World, Robin Stone, Alexis Antes, Fat Kid Dodge Ball & others. 312-225-6198.

DEARBORN GARDEN WALK AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL features classical music at 1400 N. Dearborn: Sun 7/21, 2:45 PM, Tremont Winds; 4:15 PM, Chicago Sinfonietta Quintet. 312-632-1241.

DuSABLE MUSEUM YOUTH HERITAGE FESTIVAL DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl.: Sat 7/27, 11:45 AM, Kelan Phil Cohran; 1:30 PM, Hall of Fame; 2:20 PM, Ladilyke; 3 PM, New Stewart Generation; 3:30 PM, Children of Gary Gospel Choir. 773-947-0600, ext. 272.

DU PAGE COUNTY FAIR DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester, Wheaton: Wed 7/24, 8 PM, Charlie Daniels Band; 8:30 PM, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds. Thu 7/25, 7 PM, Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band; 8 PM, Ted Nugent. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Joel Daly & Prairie Moon. Sat 7/27, 7 PM, Arra. Sun 7/28, 1 PM, Mariachi Real Guadalajara. 6 PM, Grupo Renovacion. 630-668-6636, ext. 11.

EVANSTON ETHNIC ARTS FESTIVAL Dawes Park, Sheridan and Church, Evanston: Sat 7/20, 12:30 PM, Chicago Turkish Folklore Ensemble; 1 PM, Il Kwa Nori; 1:30 PM, Blackwater; 2 PM, Guitarras de Espana; 3:30 PM, Jazmer; 4 PM, MidEast Beat; 5 PM, Tango Para Todos; 5:30 PM, Funkadesi. Sun 7/21, 12:30 PM, Johnny Drummer Blues Band; 1 PM, Voyageurs; 2 PM, Kolorit; 3 PM, Long Journey Home; 4:30 PM, Belize Breeze; 5:30 PM, Sones de Mexico Ensemble. Festival also features dance performances, poetry readings, and arts and crafts exhibits. 847-448-8260, ext. 102.

FIESTA DEL SOL Cermak between Throop and Morgan: Thu 7/25, 6:15 PM, Grupo Nada; 6:30 PM, Juarez High School Mariachi Band; 7 PM, Rosalba Pina & Nico Salgado; 7:15 PM, Grupo Sueno Real; 8 PM, Frida y Grupo Kruel; 9 PM, Grupo Trinity, Grupo Onix. Fri 7/26, 6:15 PM, Sueno Real; 7 PM, Grupo Ansiedad; 8 PM, Grupo Trinity; 10 PM, Palominos. Sat 7/27, 1:15 PM, Grupo Patria; 2 PM, Grupo Sueno Real; 3 PM, Grupo Dizfraz; 4 PM, Frida y Grupo Kruel; 5 PM, Radio Unica; 7 PM, Eros; 8 PM, Voz de Mano; 10 PM, Odais Garcia. Sun 7/28, noon, Grupo Vendimia; 2 PM, Sueno Real; 3 PM, Grupo Onix; 4 and 6 PM, Radio Unica; 7 PM, Grupo Trinity; 8 PM, Voz de Mano; 10 PM, Tatiana Bolanos. 312-666-2663.

HOMEWOOD DAYS 183rd and Dixie Highway, Homewood: Fri 7/19, noon, Bag of Tricks; 12:45 PM, On Tap; 1:10 PM, Spooky What Squeaks; 1:35 PM, Lye; 2 PM, Tophats; 2:25 PM, Losing Streak; 2:50 PM, Fade 213; 3:15 PM, Silverlining; 3:40 PM, Citizen Drake; 4:05 PM, Fall Out; 4:30 PM, Panda Faust; 4:55 PM, Uprising; 5:30 PM, Simmering. 708-957-3367.

OLD ST. PAT'S WORLD'S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY Desplaines and Madison: Fri 7/19, 5:20 PM, Triple Process, Four Charms; 7 PM, Matthew; 7:40 PM, Phat Phunktion; 9 PM, Los Lobos. Sat 7/20, 5:30 PM, World Class Noise, Marty Lloyd Band; 7:30 PM, Dolly Varden; 9 PM, BoDeans. 312-648-1590.

25TH ANNUAL RASTAFARIAN/REGGAE CULTURAL FESTIVAL Washington Park, 57th and Payne: Sat 7/20, 10 AM-10 PM, Nyabinghi Drummers, Rockstone Sound, Watermelon Movements, Antony B., Ras Osezua, Messenjah Selah. Sun 7/21, 10 AM-10 PM, Yabba Griffiths, Devon Brown, Carl Brown, Sammy Dread, Major Mackerel, Sugar Minott, Junior Reed. 773-768-7463.

12TH ANNUAL ROGERS PARK CARNIVAL United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse: Wed 7/24 through Fri 7/26, 6-10 PM, and Sat 7/27 and Sun 7/28, 1-10 PM, folksinger Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, classical pianist David Ferguson, Sound Experience Percussion Ensemble & others. 773-761-2500.

ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE PARISH CARNIVAL on the grounds of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 6200 S. Lawndale: Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Coro; 9:30 PM, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 7/20, 8:30 PM, Steve Marion; 9:30 PM, Orquesta Nabori. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Coro; 8 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 773-735-1121.

ST. RICHARD PARISH FAMILY FEST & CARNIVAL St. Richard Parish, 5032 S. Kostner: Thu 7/25, 7 PM, Dancing Noodles. Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, Legends. Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, British Export. Sun 7/28, 1 PM, Gennie O & the Next Step; 2 PM, Patrick Henry Polka Show; 6 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones. 773-585-1221.

ST. STANISLAUS CARNIVAL 2002 St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church, 5352 W. Belden: Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Just for Kicks, White & Red Band, Casey's Band. Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Ampol Aires; 7:30 PM, Bialo Czerwoni. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Casey Homel & the World's Honkiest Polka Band with Richie Gomulka; 7:30 PM, Downtown Sound. Mon 7/22, 7:30 PM, Eddie Blazoncsyk's Versatones, Gennie O & the Next Step. Tue 7/23, 7:30 PM, Rick Rzeszutko's Music Company, Downtown Sound. Wed 7/24, 7:30 PM, Casey Homel & the Honky All-Stars with Richie Gomulka, Cousin Tina. Thu 7/25, 7:30 PM, Bill Gula's Dual Image, Billy Ray Valentine. Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk & the Versatones, White & Red Band, Bialo Czerwoni. Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, Gerry Kaminski's Merry Makers, Expo Band. Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Ampol Aires; 7:30 PM, Polonez Band. 773-237-5800.

SAM ADAMS WICKER PARK SUMMER JAM Division between Damen and Wood: Sat 7/20, noon, Air This Side of Caution; 12:45 PM, Star Candy; 1:45 PM, Simmering; 2:30 PM, Steepwater Band; 3:30 PM, Mighty Blue Kings; 4:30 PM, Punsapaya; 5:30 PM, Bottle of Justus; 6:15 PM, Chicago Samba School; 7:30 PM, Phantom Planet; 8 PM, 606; 9 PM, DJ Dayhota; 9:30 PM, Local H. Sun 7/21, noon, Clip; 12:45 PM, Dave Specter; 1:45 PM, Oh My God; 2:30 PM, All 4's; 3:30 PM, Connells; 4:30 PM, Synge; 5:30 PM, J. Davis Trio; 6:15 PM, Peking Turtle; 7 PM, Ben Kweller; 8:30 PM, Uncle Miltie; 8:45 PM, Abandoned Pools. 773-868-3010.

SHEFFIELD GARDEN WALK AND FESTIVAL Sheffield and Webster: Sat 7/20, 12:30 PM, Yellowhammers; 2 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove; 3:45 PM, Papas Fritas; 5:30 PM, Scott Miller & the Commonwealth; 7:30 PM, Dave Wakeling. Sun 7/21, 12:30 PM, Sour Deluxe; 2 PM, Cast Iron Filter; 3:45 PM, Jimmy Thackery; 5:30 PM, Drive-By Truckers; 7:30 PM, Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws. 773-929-9255.

TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE Lincoln between Fullerton and Wrightwood: Sat 7/27, 2:30 PM, Plane; 4 PM, Reputation; 5:30 PM, 12 Rods; 7 PM, Verbow; 8:30 PM, Bob Mould. Sun 7/28, 2:30 PM, Lori Wyatt; 4 PM, Javiar Mendoza; 5:30 PM, Bumpus; 7 PM, Michael McDermott; 8:30 PM, Cowboy Mouth. 773-472-9046.

THREADS OF ALBANY PARK Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway: Sat 7/20, noon-4 PM, Tribus Futuras, Jimmy's Bavarian Trio, Rhythm Revolution & others. 312-742-7591.

TIBETFEST Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome: Sat 7/20, 10 AM-7 PM, Chicago Didjeridu Chorus and others. 773-743-7772.

VIVA MEXICO FESTIVAL Plaza Garibaldi, 26th and California: Sun 7/21, 1:30 PM, Banda Machos, Banda Lagos, Pilar Montenegro, Ligeros Zacatecas, Enanitos Toreros. 312-421-5272.

miscellaneous

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, TAIKO DRUMMERS OF THE MIDWEST BUDDHIST TEMPLE Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

RALPH COVERT Free children's concerts. Fri 7/19, 3 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Village Crossing Center, 5405 Touhy, Skokie. 847-329-8460. Sun 7/28, 4 PM, Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview. 312-742-7816.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 7/21, 3 PM, "The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides" with Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Jon Langford, Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler, Katie Belle & Lennie Dietsch, Steph Turner. 773-227-4433.

RHYTHM REVOLUTION Drum circle with facilitator Arthur Hull. Sun 7/28, 1 PM, Grant Park, Columbus & Congress. 773-286-0605.

ELLA JENKINS Free concert. Wed 7/24, 6:30 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-742-7529.

RICK KELLY Children's concert. Thu 7/25, 7:30 PM, Business and Social Science Center Theatre, J143, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

PAUL MARGOLIS Children's concert. Tue 7/23, 6:30 PM, Juniper Park, 3652 N. Greenview. 312-742-7529.

RACHEL MASON performs a "narrative series of operatic songs based on various historical locations and people in Chicago." The performance will tour the Moody Bible Institute, Harpo Studios, LaSalle Street Bridge, Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and the Florsheim Building. Fri 7/19 and 7/26, 6 PM, and Sat 7/20 and 7/27, 5 PM, departing from the Picasso sculpture at Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington. 773-539-2690.

DAVE RUDOLPH Free concert. Fri 7/19, 7 PM, Stiner Pavilion, municipal beach on Seahorse Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

TRICIA SEBASTIAN Children's concert. Sat 7/27, 10 AM, Indian Road Park, 6010 W. Matson. 312-742-7850.

COLLEEN SPRINGER Free bilingual concert for children. Thu 7/25, 10 AM, Brighton Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 4314 S. Archer. 312-747-0666.

SUNSHINE CHOIR Sun 7/21, 6 PM, United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse. 773-761-2500.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 7/22, Joe Brigante & the Rockers. Tue 7/23, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church Chapel Choir & Handbell Ringers. 312-346-3278.

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