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AEROSMITH, KID ROCK, RUN-D.M.C. Sun 9/1, 6 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

AEROSOL GREY MACHINE Sun 9/8, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

AMERICAN MUSIC DRIVEWAY TOUR Jay Mathes and other artists perform in local driveways and parking lots through mid-October. Fri 8/30, 7 PM, the Haupts' driveway, 635 Hiawatha, Carol Stream. Sat 8/31, 1 PM, the Kellys' driveway, 557 Brewster, Lombard. Sat 9/7, 1 PM, the Kellners' driveway, 9 S. 530 Clarendon Hills Rd., Hinsdale. 630-495-0993.

NICHOLAS BARRON Free concert. Fri 8/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JAY BENNETT, DOLLY VARDEN Free in-store performance. Wed 9/4, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH, DOLLY VARDEN Free in-store performance. Fri 9/6, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CAKE, FLAMING LIPS, DE LA SOUL, MODEST MOUSE, KINKY, HACKENSAW BOYS perform on the Unlimited Sunshine Tour. See Critic's Choice; all-ages show. Fri 8/30, 6 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

PAUL CEBAR & THE MILWAUKEEANS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/30, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 9/1, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

KELLEY CLUTE, LUCY PABST, MARIZEN, KAT EGGLESTON, BOHNI KEMPTON Benefit for the Chicago Foundation for Women and Apna Ghar Inc. Fri 8/30, 7 PM, Bell Studio, 3428 N. Southport. 773-281-2172.

COVERED IN HONEY Fri 9/6, 10 PM (preceded by a song circle and open stage at 6:30 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DJ JEROME SANS performs at an opening reception for the Dzine Wall Project. Sat 9/7, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sun 9/8, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

DAVE HOLLISTER, CONYA DOSS perform as part of the Neo Soul Explosion series. Wed 9/4, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

JAY-Z, 311, HOOBASTANK, N.E.R.D., NAPPY ROOTS, TALIB KWELI, TECH N9NE, NONPOINT Mon 9/2, 3 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

KARMA SUTRA Fri 9/6, 7:30 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

JOE KREGOR performs "Could It Be Magic: Remembering the 70's." Fri 9/6, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

MOBB DEEP, SLUM VILLAGE, DOUG E. FRESH at the Kool Mixx national DJ competition; no cover. Sun 9/1, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 877-604-5665.

MARTIN NIEVERA, LANI M. Sat 8/31, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

WILLY PORTER Free in-store performance. Sat 9/7, 2 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SEANCE DIVINE Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/31, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SERVICE ANXIETY performs at a zine release party; free admission. Sat 8/31, 7:30 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performances. Fri 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 9/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STACIA Free in-store performance. Sat 8/31, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

STEELIN' JAZZ Free concert. Fri 9/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TELEFON TEL AVIV, T. RAUMSCHMIERE, DABRYE, PERSPECTS, MAERSK, DJ JORDAN ZAWIDEH perform as part of Correspondence Event .002; 18 & over. Sat 9/7, 7 PM, Butcher Shop, 1319 W. Lake. 773-771-7017.

THIN MAN, DANTE'S VOODOO CABARET, SPIRES THAT IN THE SUNSET RISE perform at the Tingle-Tangle Menagerie, which includes burlesque acts and performance art. Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Pilsen Cafe, 2110 S. Halsted. 312-226-2211.

3 GIRLS 3 performs "In the Mood." Wed 9/4, 1:30 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 312-458-0850.

TUCK & PATTI Sat 9/7, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DJ CARL WARNICK, DJ JERNELL GERONIMO spin rap, new wave, and house as part of the MCA's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 9/6, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

WOMAN TALK: THE WTLK RADIO SHOW with Carol Moss, Helen Merrier, Laurie Sucher & Carol Weston. Sat 8/31, 8 PM, and Sun 9/1, 7 PM, Royal George Cabaret Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Daybirds, Spokane. Tue 9/3, 10 PM, George Clinton's Showcase of New Stars with Secret Agent Bill, Kei-Key Bu, Kendra Foster, Kim Manning, Blackbyrd McKnight, Belita Woods, Frankie "Kash" Waddy, SAPO, DJ Cappo (18 & over show). Thu 9/5, 9 PM, M.O.T.O., Snaggs, Swizzlesticks. Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Girls Against Boys, French Kicks, Pele (18 & over show). Sun 9/8, 9 PM, Pietasters, DJ Chuck Wren, Deals Gone Bad. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, DJ M Pulse. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fri 8/30, Michael Rodio. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Sundays, DJ Ryan. T847-397-3100.

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: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 9/6, Lightning & Thunder. Sat 9/7, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 8/30, Deans, Mayflies USA (see Spot Check), Apple Cake. Sat 8/31, 9:15 PM, I Decline, Helen Stellar, Powerknobs, Planet Delirium. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/3, Planet of the Planets, It's a Wise Child. Wed 9/4, Passenger Messenger. Thu 9/5, Changes, Dynamo Theorem. Fri 9/6, American Cosmonaut, Morris Minors, Read Letter. Sat 9/7, Lost Sounds, Peelers, Black Keys. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Sat 8/31, Sick Brothers. Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Aerosol Halo. 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.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: Thu 9/5, 9 PM, Misty Martinez, Kevin Blechdom (see Critic's Choice), Goodiepal (see Critic's Choice). 773-235-9100.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Sat 9/7, 8 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-406-0008.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/30, All Fours. Sat 8/31, Oucho Sparks. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Tue 9/3, Carlos Ortega Trio. Wednesdays, pro funk jam. Sat 9/7, Mudita Quartet, Recycled Future. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/30, Penny Dreadful. Sat 8/31, RUR. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. 708-387-0050.

BRYDGES HOUSE 3035 Belvidere, Waukegan: Restaurant and lounge with music at 7 PM. Fri 9/6 and Sat 9/7, Melody. 847-625-8520.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 8/30, Nikki & Eleni. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 9/6, Kevin McGuckin. 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 9/1, Kim Ruehl, Chicks That Kick with Becky Sharp & Andrea Bunch. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sat 8/31, 8:30 PM, Bookstore Cowboys. 847-358-0200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/30, 9 PM, L.U.V. Sat 8/31, Douglas & Tucker. 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. Fri 8/30, Jimbo Delta. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/30, Cooksie, Bleary, Dorian Taj. Sat 8/31, Busy Kids, Twat Vive, Dead Batteries. 312-922-6392.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Chi & the Cosmic Caravan. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-743-5650.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 9/1, DJ Sandie. 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, One Voice open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/31, Exceptions. Sat 9/7, Deja Vu. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/30, King Solomon's Grave, the Dog & Everything. Sat 8/31, King Solomon's Grave. Sun 9/1, DJ Tim Schommer. Wed 9/4, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, unsigned band showcase (9/5 with Blue New World, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Analog Radio). Fri 9/6, Jimmy Van Zant, Bihlman Band, Lori Wyatt. Sat 9/7, Gravel Bone, Project .44, Life Without, Simple Something. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 8/30, Fabulous Janes, Mr. Hand. Sat 8/31, Catfight. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/6, Underwater People. Sat 9/7, Mike & Joe. 847-541-4700.

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

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 9/2, 10 PM, Kscape (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, 8 PM, "Across a Crowded Room." Sundays, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Jerome Kern). Wed 9/4, 8 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm. Thu 9/5, 8 PM, Sara Davis. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz. Sat 9/7, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers. 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 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ MD. Saturdays, DJs Ethan David & Johnny Price. Sundays, DJ Freddie O. Wednesdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 9/1, Sol Reys, DJs Pete & Mark. Mon 9/2, DJ Mike B. spins punk. Tue 9/3, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 9/4, DJs Matt & Lee spin country & western. Thu 9/5, 8 PM, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/30, 10 PM, V90, Water on Electricity, Rev Luv. Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Second Seed, Synge, American Motherload, Plura. Sun 9/1, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Mon 9/2, 8 PM, Zuco 103, Brad Owen. Tue 9/3, 8 PM, DJ Nicholas Sacco. Wed 9/4, 8 PM, Mouse on Mars (see Critic's Choice), Pulseprogramming, DJ Bob. Thu 9/5, Vax Wallo, Sour Deluxe, Zero to Nine. Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Loleatta Holloway, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender. Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Bitch & Animal, Vicious, Ellen Rosner. 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 8/30, Catfight. Sat 8/31, Over 21. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/6, Dave Tamkin & PPC. Sat 9/7, Aunt Janet. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 8/30,

Core, Blackout, Dave Andersen. Sat 8/31, Rubber, Colonel Stem. Sun 9/1, 7 PM, O Us; 8 PM, Thunk, Planet Whitey; 9 PM, Tracer X; 9:15 PM, Shards; 10 PM, No Love Lost; 10:45

PM, Dave Tamkin; 11 PM, Diamond Rexx; midnight, Dave Uhrich. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 9/6, Sofa King. Sat 9/7, Dogs Undecided, Orson's Well. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/31, Soulfix, Luke Schmitt. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Easy Tiger, Serilian, Blues Monks. Sat 8/31, Three Card Guts, Toe, Lindsie, Fazer. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 9/3, the Industry, Ivari, Mark Maxwell. Wed 9/4, Farewell Society, Ratbag Hero, Blue 16. Thu 9/5, Pousto, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. Fri 9/6, Pinch, Release, Nectarine Knockout. Sat 9/7, Somnia, Radio Hour, Holding Mercury, Zeyer Band. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/31, Big Witness. Fri 9/6, Jane Doe. Sat 9/7, Anxiety Society. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/30, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Soledad Brothers (see Spot Check), Ponys. Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Mid-States, Aspera, L'Spaerow, Arco Flute Foundation. Sun 9/1, 10 PM, Wale Taiwo, Matthew Martin, Jmoody. Thu 9/5, 10 PM, Love of Everything, Zincs, Bosco & Jorge. Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Interpol, New Constitution, Stag Party. Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Zelienople, Melochrome. 773-276-3600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Music at 7 PM. Fri 9/6, Pat Boulanger. 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: DJs spin after 8 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, DJ Lime. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Sat 8/31, Dogs on the Side. Fri 9/6, Suspect. Sat 9/7, Jane Doe. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 8/31, Hiatus. Wednesdays, open mike with Hiatus. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Trojanowski. Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Cassandra. 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 at 7 PM. Fri 8/30, No Doctors, Sightings, New Brutalism, Pankration. Sat 8/31, Calvary, Fourth Rotor, Funeral Diner, End Transmission, the Boggs (see Spot Check). Sun 9/1, Paper Chase, King Coda. Mon 9/2, Forstella Ford, Yage, Step Forward Look West. Tue 9/3, Dillinger Four, Toys That Kill, Rivethead. Wed 9/4, Celestial Static,

Rockit Girl, the Metic. Thu 9/5, Lying in States, Ten Grand, Dracula Sucks. Fri 9/6, Check Engine, Fin Fang Foom, Rockets Red Glare, Stillwell. Sat 9/7, Milemarker, Atombombpocketknife, Service Anxiety, Sadaharu. Sun 9/8, Methadones, Littleman Complex. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 8/31, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Wed 9/4, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Dynamic Vibrations, Spanky Treats. Thu 9/5, 9 PM, Sublime Lenz. Sun 9/8, noon, Joe Cantafio. 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. Sat 8/31, Hit List. Sundays, open jam session (no cover). Fri 9/6, High-Fi. Sat 9/7, Plus Teasin'. 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: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Zion & Brian Paul. Thu 9/5, 8:30 PM, Patchouli. Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Soul Papas. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/30, Harmony Riley. 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: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays through Sundays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Seoul spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/30, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Lone Assassins. Sat 8/31, Outlaw Family Band, Johnny Five Gallon. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 9/6, Pepper Showcase. Sat 9/7, Rocket 88. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/30, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mondays, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/30, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/31, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. 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. 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage. 312-915-0071.

GOVNOR'S PUBLIC HOUSE 220 Randall, Lake in the Hills: Music after 9 PM. Sat 8/31, Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute). 847-658-4700.

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Fridays, 6 PM, Frank Raven & Jim Desmond. 847-724-1390.

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 9/30, Dry County, Monovox, Suite 13. Sundays, DJ B. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Thu 9/5, Gasoline Rainbows, Cattle Queen. Fri 9/6, the Rolls, Olde Style. Sat 9/7, Paleface, Head Down, Trading Brains. Sun 9/8, Still Not Sorry, Sixer, the Girls. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). 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.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/30, 9 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Will Johnson. Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Nad Navillus, Tigersaw, Sue Garner (see Spot Check), Liz Janes; 12:30 AM, DJ Nightcap, DJ Dreamberg. Wed 9/4, 10 PM, Chicago's Finest Hour with Stray Toasters, Torben Floor, Bicycle Tricycle, the Girls. Thu 9/5, 9 PM, Farm Crew, Contraband, Garden Musik, Monkey Wrench Factory, DJ Verb. Fri 9/6, 9:30 PM, Drapes, White Outs, Southern Bitch. Sat 9/7, 9:30 PM, Abilene, Ribbon Effect, Low Skies; 12:30 AM, DJ Handclap. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 9/1, 8 PM, DJ Armando, Big Daddy House, Malichi, Nu-World, Endangered Species, Double C, Ra-i, Playa Mob, Dro, Quarta Ounce, CTA & others. Thu 9/5, Remedy, Pop Evil. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 8/30, Johnny Five Gallon, Josh Holmes Band. Sat 8/31, Opal Candy, Shooting Blanks, Mind Charger. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 9/5, Groovatron, Strange Pleasures. Fri 9/6, Heartsfield. Sat 9/7, Hacks, Outlaw Family Band. 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 9/3, 8 PM, Molemen. Sun 9/8, 4 PM, Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith featuring Taniq, Passing for Normal. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/30, Tecora Rogers. Tuesdays, Maya. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Smithereens, Holding Mercury, Joe Bigsley. Sat 8/31, Jerry Jeff Walker, Juleps. Fri 9/6, Mighty Blue Kings, Rachel Yamagata. Sat 9/7, Papa Roach, Gelheads. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 8/30, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Tue 9/3 through Fri 9/6, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 9/5, DJ Nate Williams. Fri 9/6, Junk in the Trunk. 312-245-0333.

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 8/30, Afrodisiacs, Voices, Arthur Lee. Sat 8/31 and Sun 9/1, Mike & Joe. Mon 9/2, Jay-Z & the Roc-a-Fella Family afterparty. Thu 9/5, Deuces Wild. Fri 9/6, 7 PM, 5th annual Lobster Boil/Surf & Turf party with Lifesize Figures; 10 PM, Catfight, Spookie Daly Pride. Sat 9/7, 17th Floor. 312-337-3486.

JOEY T'S ON THE FOX 1202 Riverside, McHenry: Music at 8 PM. Fri 9/6, Warren Beck. 815-344-2445.

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

LABOTOMY 2048 W. Division: Fri 8/30, 9 PM, Justin C. Rounds; 10 PM, Slippery Elm. 773-394-2055.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Julius Bragg, Leisure McCorkle. Sat 8/31, Mabel Mabel, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Pound & Beers. Wed 9/4, Portrait, Finneus, Growth Ltd. Fri 9/6, V90, Mer, Smythe. Sat 9/7, Bamboo Grove, the Deer, Big Sky String band. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Janelle's Three, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

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. 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 8/30, 10 PM, Sagtown Hustlers, Sober Dozi, Silents. Sun 9/1, Canvasser, Void Where Prohibited. Tue 9/3, Krescent 4, Meqqa. Wed 9/4, Killie McGee. Thu 9/5, Big Drag. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/30, Detholz, Quasar Wut Wut, Roho. Sat 8/31, 9:30 PM, 56 Hope Road, Llama, Mudita. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Terrapin Nation. Wed 9/4, 8 PM, Tributosaurus (Sly & the Family Stone tribute), Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 9/5, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Nick Willette (no cover). Fri 9/6, 9:30 PM, Youngblood Brass Band, Kari Nelson, Lexie Bloor. Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Spaceheads, Drums & Tuba. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/7, Cirrus Falcon. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, 4 Man Band. 630-513-6300.

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 8/30, 7 PM, Taproot, Deadsy, Dredge (all-ages show); 11:30 PM, Steepwater Band, Old #8 (18 & over show). Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Shiner, Detachment Kit, We Ragazzi (18 & over show). Sun 9/1, 6:30 PM, Tracer, Mira, Absinthe Blind, Whimsical (all-ages show). Mon 9/2, 7 PM, Phantom Planet, Stickfigure, Torben Floor (all-ages show). Thu 9/5, 6:30 PM, Bunker Hill, Rising Up Angry, Emetic, Slave Drum (all-ages show). Fri 9/6, 9 PM, Detroit Cobras, Dirtbombs, Electric Six, Witches (18 & over show). Sat 9/7, 6:30 PM, the Dog & Everything, Empyrean, South of Houston, Saraphine (all-ages show). 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/30, Fabulous Frank & Dave Show. 312-655-0600.

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

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/7, Paul Willaert. 847-259-9724.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/30, Foundre, Concubine Forming, Dirty Sweets. Sat 8/31, Mexican Cheerleader, He Who Corrupts, Stillwell, Tusk. Thu 9/5, Confusion. 773-486-7774.

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

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 9/7, 12:30 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Stewed Tomatoes, Tom Yore. Sat 8/31, 9:30 PM, Phonographic Scientists, Bamski, Iomos Marad. Mondays, Sound Reflections with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Fri 9/6, Kick the Cat, Jeff Vezain, Andreas Kapsalis. Sat 9/7, Illinoticz. 847-869-0450.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Broken Finger, Genral Patton & His Privates, Heliport. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (9/5 with Cowpoke, Moses Valdez). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/30, Rock Star Club, Nerve Twins, Douglas Kings. Sat 8/31, the Deep, DJ Form. Tuesdays, "Consolidated" with Alo, Fuego, I-Ron & Larry Millah. Wed 9/4, Sidewalk Skolaz, Farm Crew, Garden Foundation, Konmadz, Stony Island. Fri 9/6, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 9/7, Electric Chitlin' Stew, Free Basic, DJ Form. Sun 9/8, Table Scraps. 773-489-0011.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, DeKalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/30, Psychosomatic. Sat 8/31, Fixate. Sun 9/1, Pelao, Breathe, Power Vibe (18 & over show). Tue 9/3, Washington Green (no cover). Thu 9/5, Herbal Jazz Cigarettes. Fri 9/6, Mr. Blotto, Prank. Sat 9/7, Megga. 815-758-2715.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Sat 8/31, Rock Bottom. 773-267-5197.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/30, Pete Berwick & the Renegades, Toni Baloni. Sat 8/31, Sonnets, Son of Dad, Lucky Jackson. Sun 9/1, 7 PM, Trapeze Unit; 10 PM, Deans, Big Buildings. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/7, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Wed 9/4, 8 PM, Jasper Buchanan. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/31, Dae. Sat 9/7, Mighty Joe Duo. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, 4 Man Band, Sat 8/31, Prowlers. Thu 9/5, Loose Screws Duo. Fri 9/6, Mr. Myers. Sat 9/7, Blind Roosevelts. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Like Young, Mountain Men, Tomsawyer, Dolorous Canter. Sat 8/31, Tummler, Brothers of Conquest, Melt. Sun 9/1, Autumn Waking, Perfume, Ribtip. Tue 9/3, Mind Charger, Cruster, Bleeding Turnips. Wed 9/4, Better Boyfriends, Vagiants. Thu 9/5, Earthlings? Fri 9/6, Death . . . Explode!, Japanther, Beatings. Sat 9/7, Stories for Boys, Lisboa, Nouns. Sun 9/8, Tiny Hairs, Regeneration, Mora. 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 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 8/31, Polkaholics. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Tue 9/3, Martyrs, Knife of Simpson. Wed 9/4, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Thin Man. Sat 9/7, Sons of Jorel, Phistine Verona. 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 9/4, 7 PM, Matt Feddermann. 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.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/7, Foam Rubber. 708-423-1188.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 8/30, Desi Brothers. 630-964-0773.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Thu 9/5, Groovepushers. Fri 9/6, Pete Berwick, Psycho Ex-Lover, Janus. Sat 9/7, Crown Me King, Johnny Monaco, Ella Music Group. 847-670-8888.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Tue 9/3, 8 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. 847-295-7140.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/30, Weathered (Creed tribute), Ire. Sat 8/31, Dawn Patrol. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/30, 10 PM, Tommy Keene (see Spot Check), Cane Corso, the Boggs (see Spot Check). Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Swearing at Motorists, Pegasus, Early Day Miners. Sun 9/1, 9 PM, Stuart Davis, Katie Todd. Tue 9/3, 8 PM, Longitude, Static Films, Picastro, Lapel. Wed 9/4, 9 PM, Air This Side of Caution, Dan Darrah. Thu 9/5, 9 PM, Toshi Reagon, Kristin Shout. Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Mink Lungs, Winnie, Tallulah. Sun 9/8, 9 PM, Richard X. Heyman, the Me Decade. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, Only Sons. Sat 9/7, Savage Angel. 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 8/31, 7 PM, Microphones, Jason Anderson, Wolf Colonel, Fort Rile Dog (sold out). 773-227-3617.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 9/5, 4:30 PM, Weeds. 312-441-9334.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 8/30, 9:30 PM, Family of Souls, Yours Truly, King James, Segway. Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Regional DJ Mixx competition. Tue 9/3, 10 PM, Jabar with Nyquil, Tony Baines vs. Artek. Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Jaba Jones, Verbal Remedies, Dynamic Vibrations. In the lounge: Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, hip-hop open mike hosted by Undecided One & Rexford. Thursdays, 11 PM, Bad News Jones. 773-278-6600.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic, industrial & dance. 312-274-9500.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/7, Hat Guys. 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. Sat 8/31, Dark Green Bottle, L & J. Sun 9/1, Kelley Clute, Leah Galyean Band, Abi Tapia. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 9/3, Katie Todd Band, Rachel McCartney. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Megaphone Crooners. Sat 8/31, Iam Groove, Seven Day Run. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke with live band. 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: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/31, DJ Chris Johnson. 773-296-6024.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/30, 9 PM, Katy Lied (Steely Dan tribute). 312-266-2114.

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Sat 9/7, Popa Chubby. 815-337-3663.

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 HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/30, Baaro. Sat 8/31, Aswah Greggori, I & I, Flex Crew, Kwame. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. Thu 9/5, Capoeria. Fri 9/6, Gizzae. Sat 9/7, Brent Berry, Outlaws, I & I. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/30, Halias, Yamagata. Sat 8/31, 10:30 PM, Kongfuzi, New Math. Sun 9/1, Homunculus, Church Dog. Tue 9/3, Acoustalingus (no cover). Wed 9/4, Andy Band (no cover). Thu 9/5, Dragonfly Halo, Johnny Monaco. Fri 9/6, Ruck La Rou, Plane. Sat 9/7, Spookie Daly Pride, Starcandy. 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. 815-356-6000.

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. Fri 8/30, E Smoove, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Heather Doble, DJ Spin. Sun 9/1, Mel Hammond, DJ PCS. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs D Double, Norman Rockwell & Artek. Saturdays, DJs spin Chicago house (8/31 with Lego). Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins house, hip-hop, and R&B. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don & Shaka 23 spin house. Thu 9/5, 9 PM, Misty Martinez, Kevin Blechdom (see Critic's Choice), Goodiepal (see Critic's Choice). 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.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

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. 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 (8/30 with Mike Steele; 9/6 with Mistress Barbara). 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.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Tue 9/3, 8 PM, DJ Nicholas Sacco. Wed 9/4, 8 PM, Mouse on Mars (see Critic's Choice). Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Loleatta Holloway, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, on three levels. Thursdays, DJs Paul Blair & Greg Norwood. 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. Sun 9/1, midnight, Will Soliman plays tabla, DJ Yallah spins house, bhangra, and Arabic music. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 9/4, 10 PM, Big Up! with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells. Sun 9/8, 9 PM, DJ Sammy Dee, Josh Werner, Marko Katic, DJ Mani. 773-276-3600.

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.

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, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender & others (9/5 with E Smoove). 773-395-0066.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin house. 773-271-4711.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. Saturdays, DJs Mass Transit & Spinello. Sundays, Magellan's Sphere. Tuesdays, DJs Amanda & Brock spin 80s electronica & Britpop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Leonard "Remix" Rroy, Sean Smith, DJ V-Rod, Leonard Part Sixx. 773-363-8555.

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 (Fri 8/30 with Cache 22). 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. 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, DJ Red Lox spins 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, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Thursdays, Brockout! DJs spin jungle & drum 'n' bass. 773-665-1110.

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.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (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, DJs TimBuck2, Diza & Big Reese spin hip-hop, R&B, house & reggae. 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. Fri 9/6, DJ Jernell Geronimo. 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. Fri 8/30, Nick Holder, Luis Baro, Mr. A.L.I. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 9/4, DJ DB, MC Question Mark, KC, Flipside, Dr. Groo. Fri 9/6, Harrison Crump, Mr. A.L.I. 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 8/31, Scott Bond. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Resident DJ Matt Warren and guests spin after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. 312-491-9600.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 8/31, 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.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/30, J-Dub, Brad Owen. Sat 8/31, DJ Dixon, Janel Roland. Sun 9/1, Justin Long, Sativa. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron spin ambient breakbeats and future bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs Rekleiner & Darius Hurley spin American and British punk. Thu 9/5, DJs Unknown, Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh. Fri 9/6, Jon Cutler, Darrell Woodson. Sat 9/7, Huggy, Justin Long. 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. Sundays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Alex. 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 Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. 773-252-9700.

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 spins house. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, DJs spin Latin jazz and house. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, Refried Beats with Mass Transit & Spinello (Sat 8/31 with Cache 22). Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop (9/4 spinning Blackalicious and Slum Village). Thursdays, DJ Dan. 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 (8/31 with Scott Bond). 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 8/31, Dirty Vegas, Deep Sky, Pako & Fredrick, Dan Efex, Laura B., Tony 2 Much. Sun 9/1, midnight, Lucas Prata. Sat 9/7, Crystal Method, Duane King, Dissolvent, DJ Laura B. 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. Sun 9/1, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Euro and international dance music. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/30, Derrick Carter, Lego. Sat 8/31, DJ Ra Soul, Julius the Mad Thinker, Alain Corazon, Miguel Migs with Lisa Shaw, Mauricio Aviles, DJ Monna, Jeremiah Seraphine, FLX. Sundays, DJs Jesse de la Pena & Uncle Milty. Fri 9/6, Nigel Richards. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4AM Fridays and Saturdays. Sun 9/1, DJs Markski, Bobby D, Billy the Kid, Jonny Quest, Phil, Shawn Edwards & Chris B. 630-985-1111.

folk & country

concerts

FOX VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performance. Thu 9/5, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

LYLE LOVETT, BONNIE RAITT Sold out. Sat 8/31 and Sun 9/1, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DEL McCOURY BAND, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Sun 9/8, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035 or 773-478-4408.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Fri 8/30, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

STATLER BROTHERS Sold out. Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

WEAVERMANIA Benefit for the Nicaragua Medical Alliance and Nicaragua Solidarity Committee. Sat 9/7, 8:30 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 773-276-5626.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. 773-478-4408.

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. Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 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.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Anish. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. Sat 8/31, Ted Healy & friends. Fri 9/6, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 9/7, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 8/31, Joni Laurence. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/30, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Lone Assassins. Sat 8/31, Outlaw Family Band, Johnny Five Gallon. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 9/4, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

GROUNDS FOR APPEAL ESPRESSO BAR 3242 S. Oak Park, Berwyn: Fri 8/30, 8 PM, On the Mainline. 708-749-2233.

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

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 (no cover). 773-227-4433.

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

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, St. James Gate. Sat 8/31, Salthill Mines. Sun 9/1, Fair Play. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Fri 9/6, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 9/7, John Dillon. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/2, 9 PM, Anish (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/7, Salthill Mines. 630-513-6300.

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.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Thu 9/5, 9:30 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. 773-645-5200.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/30, 7:30 PM, Tommy Emmanuel (sold out). Sat 8/31, 7 PM, Jason Ringenberg (see Spot Check). Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Allison Moorer, David Zollo. 773-525-2508.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 8/30, open mike. Fri 9/6, Andi & I. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 8/31 and Sat 9/7, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/30, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tue 9/3, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/30, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 8/31, John Primer & the Real Deal. Sun 9/1, 3 PM, benefit for "Fishman" with Liz Mandville Greeson, Son Seals, Michael Coleman, Sammy Fender, Mike Gibb, Shay Jones, Sam Cockrell, Willie Hayes, Vince Agwada, Jody Noa, Bill McFarland, Frank Pellegrino Jr., B.K. Read, Jasper Buchanan, Jan McDonald, Ken Cooper, Twist Turner, Big Jim & others. Mon 9/2, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/3, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wed 9/4, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 9/5, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 9/6 and Sat 9/7, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/3, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Grana Louise Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 9/3, John Primer Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/6 and Sat 9/7, John Primer Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 9/1 and Sun 9/8, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/30, 5:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Corey Harris (see Critic's Choice), Michael Coleman. Sat 8/31, 6:30 PM, Joel Paterson; 9:30 PM, Big Jack Johnson, Eric George Band. Sun 9/1,Jimmy Burns. Tue 9/3, Little Smokey Smothers. Wed 9/4, Marty Sammon Band. Thu 9/5, Biscuit & the Mix. Fri 9/6, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents, Toronzo & Cannonball Express. Sat 9/7, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CAFE PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fri 8/30, 6:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). 312-243-3600.

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.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, all-star blues jam with Ruby Harris & the Head Band. 773-743-5650.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Willie Buck. Sundays and 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. Fri 8/30, Lloyd Jones. Sat 8/31, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 9/6, Anthony Gomes. Sat 9/7, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 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.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 233 E. Wacker: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Sammy Fender & the Blue Sugar Band. Sundays, 4-7 PM, Neil Rose & Bobbi Davis. 312-616-2000.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/30, Rockerbox. 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 8/30, 10 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials (see Critic's Choice). 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Nick Moss. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDRY Music upstairs in the 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 8/31, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 9/7, Downtown Charlie Brown Band. 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.

GOVNOR'S PUBLIC HOUSE 220 Randall, Lake in the Hills: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-658-4700.

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

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 9/3, 7 PM, Nick Moss. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 8/31, 9:30 PM, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Tue 9/3, 8:30 PM, Blues Crew Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Big Ray (no cover). Sat 9/7, 9:30 PM, Brother John Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/6, 9 PM, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Fri 9/6, 7 PM, Erwin Helfer. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/6, 9 PM, Mighty Blue Kings, Rachel Yamagata. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM; gospel brunch Sundays at 9:30 AM and noon. Fri 8/30, No Mercy Band. Sat 8/31, Maurice John Vaughn. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 9/3, Hurricane Gumbo. Wed 9/4, Nick Moss. Thu 9/5, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 9/6, Chicago Playboys. Sat 9/7, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

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

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. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Frank Pellegrino & friends, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 9/5, Anthony Gomes. Fri 9/6 and Sat 9/7, Billy Branch. 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.

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: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/5, Tom Rogers Band. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/31, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 8/31, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/30, West Side Andy & the Mel Ford Band. Sat 8/31, Street Corner Blue. Fri 9/6, Bea Brady Rock & Soul Revue. Sat 9/7, Kingsnakes. 815-477-0340.

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

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. Fri 8/30, Vini & the Demons. 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 8/30, Li'l Smokey Smothers. Sat 8/31, Lindsey Alexander. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Fri 9/6, Johnny Rawls. Sat 9/7, Zora Young. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Boo Boo Davis (see Critic's Choice). Sun 9/1, Detroit Jr. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 9/6, Pinetop Perkins. Sat 9/7, benefit for Eddie Taylor Jr. 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 8/30, John Primer. Sat 8/31, Pistol Pete. Fri 9/6, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 9/7, Agent 86. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/30, Juke Joint Money Makers. Sat 8/31, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Nora Jean. Sundays, Willie D. 773-533-9208.

jazz

concerts

TATSU AOKI & HIDE YOSHIHASHI Free concert. Tue 9/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY ORCHESTRA Sun 9/8, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

BONA FIDE Thu 9/5, 5:30 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

BOSSA CHICAGO WITH JOANIE PALLATTO Free concert. Fri 8/30, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 9/1, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See pullout guide.

DELMARK ALL-STARS Free in-store brunch with performances by Fred Anderson/Othello Anderson/Tatsu Aoki, Ari Brown, Frank Catalano, Norrie Cox & His New Orleans Stompers, Ernest Dawkins, Hamid Drake, Al Green & Malachi Thompson. Sun 9/1, 10 AM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

KAHIL EL'ZABAR & KAMAU DAAOOD perform as part of Musicality of Poetry Series XI: Jazz Poetry, Roots & Rudiments. Wed 9/4, 7:30 PM, Guild Complex, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

KURT ELLING & FRIENDS in a benefit for St. Gregory the Great Church. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

GINA GIBSON performs "Bronzeville Diva of Swing" with Bernard Scavella, Yvonne Lindsay, Bill Yancey & Al Green. Sun 9/8, 3 PM, Swift Mansion, 4500 S. Michigan. 773-398-6354.

AL GREEN & FRIENDS Tue 9/3, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 773-722-5463.

JAZZ PSALMS Benefit for Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois with Howard Levy, Bobby Lewis, Art Hoyle, John Whitfield, Jerry Coleman, Jim Ryan, Ken Jandes, Andy Tecson, Carol Olsen, Lynn Hurdle, and Douglas Anderson. Sun 9/8, 4 PM Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-488-5568 or 847-635-4626.

JAZZMIN Free in-store performances. Fri 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MARCUS JEFFERSON TRIO Free in-store performances. Fri 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747. Sat 9/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

KRISTI MERIDETH Free in-store performance. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MOONLIGHTERS Big-band dance concert. Wed 9/4, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 59 and Rte. 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

SCOTT ROSENBERG CHICAGO BIG BAND PROJECT See Post No Bills; free concert as part of the 24th annual Chicago Jazz Festival. Fri 8/30, 12:15 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE, RITA DUARTE, PAULINHO GARCIA, HOWARD LEVY aboard the Windy, departing Fri 8/30, 10 PM, from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-5472.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/30, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/31, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Redd Holt Quartet. 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. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman 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.

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 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Charlie Johnson. Tue 9/3 through Sat 9/7, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 847-381-8585.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Chot Gomez. 312-787-1300.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 8/30, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Sat 8/31, Frank D'Rone. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Mary Clare Barker. Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Bob Solone. Sundays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 7 PM, Bob Centano & guests. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bobby Harrison. Thursdays, 7:30 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. Wed 9/4, Ron Smith Duo. Fri 9/6, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/6, Martin Bany. Sat 9/7, Dave Baney Quartet. 630-574-2155.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Yves Francois E.S. Orchestre Rocamambu. 773-279-9141.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sundays, 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. 847-647-8282.

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.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 9/1, 8 PM, Scott Rosenberg Chicago Big Band Project (see Post No Bills). Mon 9/2, 9 PM, "Red Chicken Leg" sound installation project with Kevin Drumm & Rob Mazurek, Casey Rice. Tue 9/3, 10 PM, Thread Quintet. Wed 9/4, 8 PM, Ken Vandermark, Paul Lovens & Paul Lytton (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Hot Club of Cowtown. Sat 9/7, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Co. with Bubba, Four Charms. Sun 9/8, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 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, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 9/5, 7:30 PM, Larry Harris Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 9/2, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/30, 9:30 PM, Caribbean Bop Orchestra. Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Dee Alexander/Dennis Winslett Quintet. Tuesdays, 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 9/5, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 8/30, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 9/1, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Pong Unit One; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Mon 9/2, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 9/4, 6 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/6, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, George Colligan Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/7, 8 PM, George Colligan Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/30, 8 PM, Marlene Rosenberg; 10 PM, 8 Bold Souls with Oliver Lake. Sat 8/31, 3 PM, NOW Orchestra (free open rehearsal); 10 PM, Roscoe Mitchell, Harrison Bankhead, Vincent Davis, Corey Wilkes & Craig Taborn. Sun 9/1, 9 PM, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Gary Bartz. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Wed 9/4, 9 PM, Marlene Rosenberg. Thu 9/5, 6 PM, Reginald R. Robinson; 8 PM, Dee Alexander, Ray Silkman & Savoir Faire. Sun 9/8, 4 PM, Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith featuring Taniq, Passing for Normal. 312-362-9707.

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 8/30 through through Sun 9/1, 9:30 PM, Ira Sullivan & the Willie Pickens Trio with George Coleman, Danilo Perez, Larry Coryell, Claire Daly, David Sanchez & others. Tue 9/3 through Sun 9/8, Heath Brothers (see Critic's Choice). 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 Trio. 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 8/31, 9:30 PM, Ron Cooper Combo. Sun 9/1, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. 773-728-2663.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 9/3, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Cecile Savage. 312-829-4600.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 8/30, Robin Lukas. Sat 8/31, Peter Miletic. Sundays, Scott Holman. 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 8/30, Stan Karcz & Dave Crawford. Sat 8/31, Stan Karcz. Sundays and Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Mondays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Fri 9/6, Stan Karcz & Dave Allen. Sat 9/7, Tom Linsk & 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. Fri 8/30, Peter Miletic. Sat 8/31, Robin Lukas. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. Thu 9/5 through Sat 9/7, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 9/4, 7 PM, WesBound Trane. Fri 9/6, 9 PM, and Sat 9/7, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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 (9/8, David Boykin Expanse). 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 312-943-5228.

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Thursdays, Fri 8/30, and Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio. 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.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/30 and Sat 9/7, Denise Tomasello. Sat 8/31, Nick Gonzalez Trio with Ron Cooper. Wednesdays, open mike. 312-527-1010.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio with Deane Myers & Keith Brady. 312-787-2200.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Larry Novak Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Steve Million Trio. Fri 9/6 and Sat 9/7, Jimmy Ellis 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: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Southport Records "After the Fest" programs August 30 and August 31. Fri 8/30, 5:30 PM, Susan May & Bobby Schiff; 9 PM, Ron Surace with Jimmy Ellis, Tatsu Aoki & Dave Pavkovic. Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Joanie Pallatto & the Machine Band with Sparrow, John E. Magnan & Alejo Poveda. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Tue 9/3, Yoko Noge Trio. Wed 9/4, Alison Ruble Trio. Thu 9/5, Ken Saydak Band. Fri 9/6, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Sat 9/7, Bob Long Trio with Keli Briggs Allison. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/30, Yoko Noge Trio. Tue 9/3, Warren Beck. Wed 9/4, John Jewel Trio. Thu 9/5, Steve Ditzell Duo. Fri 9/6, Frank Portolano Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/30, John Paris & Steve Thomas. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Thu 9/5, Jazz Avengers. Fri 9/6, Q Blue. 773-276-9730.

RED FROG PUB & GRILL 5353 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 9 PM, John Paris Trio (no cover). 773-545-3761.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Vincent Davis Band. Mondays, jam session with the Vincent Davis Band. 773-665-8965.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton (no cover). 312-491-1122.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Marcus Schmickler. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. 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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Dylan van der Schyff/Mars Williams/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Jason Roebke. Sat 8/31, Andreas Kapsalis Trio, 1-2-3-4. Thu 9/5, Fred Lonberg-Holm Quartet, Josh Berman/Jeb Bishop/Brian

Dibblee/Frank Rosaly. Fri 9/6, Joseph Suchy (solo and with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Kyle Bruckmann), Hrvatski, A-Musik Sound System. 773-862-3616.

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 8/30, Jarrard Harris Band. Sat 8/31 and Sun 9/1, Fred Anderson, Kidd Jordan, Tatsu Aoki, Malachi Favors, Hamid Drake & Jeff Parker. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. 312-791-9050.

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

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

international

concerts

CHICAGO SAMBA Wed 9/4, 5:30 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3510.

TITO FERNANDEZ Fri 9/6, 7 PM, Robert M. Collins Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. 312-996-3095 or 708-456-0300, ext. 3757.

QUE VIVA ESPANA Singer Maria Elena, pianist Juan Antonio Mata, percussionist Mick LaBriola, and guitarist and singer Paco Fonta accompany flamenco dancers Ana Gonzalez & Juan Mata. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, 7 PM, Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble. 312-431-1330.

SANGRE NATIVA Free concert. Fri 8/30, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

CAFE USA 3801 Mannheim, Schiller Park: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and cumbia with Latin dance lessons by Amir. 847-233-0011.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, Jesus Enrique y Su Orquesta; DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/7, Koto Phase. 630-393-1247.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 9/6, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 9/4, 6:30 PM, opening reception for the Viva Flamenco! festival with guitarists Tomas de Utrera & Hector Fernandez and dancer/choreographer Antonio Vargas (free admission). Sat 9/7, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sun 9/8, 8 PM, Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto perform music by Antonio Carlos Jobim (18 & over show). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Sundays, 9 PM, Magellan's Sphere. 773-394-2066.

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 and Sun 9/1, 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 dura and tropical beats 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.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Mondays, 8:30 PM, Greg Fishman & Paulinho Garcia. 773-472-1000.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, El Guapo & DJ Mercurio with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez spin salsa and Caribbean music with Latin dance lessons by Evie. 847-982-1400.

classical

BACH & BEYOND ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS with mezzo-soprano Jane McDonald Sullivan, violinist Anna Baumgaertner, and keyboardist Kent Jaeger in an all-Bach program. Sun 9/8, 3 PM, Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 2330 W. Sunnyside. 773-506-2191.

CHICAGO COMIC OPERA COMPANY Morry Matson conducts Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury. Fri 8/30, 7:30 PM, and Sat 8/31 and Sun 9/1, 2 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

JEANNE-MINETTE CILLIERS piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 9/4, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

SHERRY K. piano, in a free concert. Tue 9/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHIEKO KURAUCHI piano, in a free concert. Fri 9/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Sir Andrew Davis and Bruno Bartoletti, conductors, with vocalists Johan Botha, Mariusz Kwiecien, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Vincenzo La Scola, Sondra Radvanovsky, Samuel Ramey, Svetla Vassileva, and Dolora Zajick in a free concert of opera excerpts (Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Borodin, Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, Gounod, Giordano, Massenet, Donizetti). Sun 9/8, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-827-5925.

ANGELA PRESUTTI AND RON KORBITZ soprano and guitar, in a free concert (Soler, Handel, Giuliani, Schubert, Villa-Lobos). Fri 9/6, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Mon 9/2, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with the United States Army Field Band Soldiers' Chorus (Tchaikovsky, Rodgers, Wendel, and others). 847-266-5100.

fairs & festivals

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Washington Park, 55th and Cottage Grove: Fri 8/30, 4 PM, Hassan Hakmoun (see Spot Check); 5:30 PM, Diana King; 7 PM, Roy Ayers; 8:30 PM, Daniela Mercury (see Critic's Choice). Sat 8/31, 12:30 PM, Shina; 2 PM, Randy Murray; 5 PM, Emeline Michel; 6:30 PM, Bobby "Blue" Bland; 8:30 PM, George Duke. Sun 9/1, 2 PM, Sue Conway; 3:30 PM, Tracey King & the Cushites; 6:30 PM, Rachelle Farrell; 8:30 PM, Poncho Sanchez. Mon 9/2, 1 PM, Trinity United Church of Christ Women's Chorus; 2:30 PM, Malachi Thompson & Africa Brass with Gary Bartz & Dee Alexander; 4 PM, Muntu Dance Theatre; 5:30 PM, Mahotella Queens; 7 PM, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic. 773-955-2787.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See pullout guide.

EIGHTH ANNUAL STAY IN SCHOOL PICNIC Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph: Sat 8/31, 10 AM, Cornisha & Wayne; 10:30 AM, Euclid Gray; 11 AM, Dina Divine; 11:20 AM, Joe Rayshi; 11:45 AM, Trizonna McClendon; noon, Tanja; 12:15 PM, Endisdize; 12:35 PM, Daddio; 1 PM, Prime Meridian; 1:20 PM, Gold Child; 1:35 PM, One; 2 PM, Proymis; 3 PM, Mis; 3:15 PM, Lil Wish; 3:30 PM, One Chance; 3:35 PM, Lyricist; 4 PM, Legit Ballaz; 4:15 PM, VX3. 312-432-1995.

FOX VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL Island Park, Rts. 25 and 38, Geneva: Sun 9/1, noon, Weeda & Kubitscek; 12:30 PM, Mike Anderson; 1 PM, Cosy Sheridan; 1:30 PM, Tom Dundee; 2 PM, Jennifer Armstrong; 2:30 PM, Cooper, Nelson & Early; 3 PM, Mark Dvorak; 3:30 PM, Ellie & Leela Grace; 4 PM, Judy Cook; 5 PM, Al & Emily Cantrell; 5:30 PM, Bryan Bowers; 6 PM, Common Taters & others. Mon 9/2, noon, Cynthia Shelhart; 12:30 PM, Chicago Cajun Aces; 1 PM, Special Consenus; 1:30 PM, Small Potatoes; 2 PM, Reedy Buzzards; 2:30 PM, Ed Trickett; 3 PM, Bill Robinson & Friends; 3:30 PM, Joel Mabus; 4 PM, Cathy Barton & Dave Para; 4:30 PM, Dave Moore; 5 PM, Lee Murdock & the Blue Water Band; 5:30 PM, Mustard's Retreat. Festival also features workshop stages, storytellers, and entertainment for children. 630-844-3655.

GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVAL New City YMCA, North and Clybourn: Sat 9/7, 11:30 AM, Anne E. Dechant; 12:15 PM, Spookie Daly Pride; 1 PM, Oh My God; 2 PM, Shannon Rovers; 2:15 PM, Rico; 3 PM, Young Dubliners; 4:15 PM, Himebaugh, Bolger & Lee; 5:15 PM, Shannon Rovers; 5:30 PM, Janah; 7 PM, Sister Hazel; 8:15 PM, Connells; 9:30 PM, Doves. 312-868-3010.

HARVEST FEST 2002 Hanover Park Community Center, Maple and Church, Hanover Park: Fri 8/30, 7 PM, Planet Strange; 9 PM, the Outfield. Sat 8/31, 7 PM, Jonasay; 9 PM, Kansas. Sun 9/1, 7 PM, Infinity; 9 PM, Blue Oyster Cult. 630-372-4200.

INKIN' LINCOLN JAMBOREE Holiday Inn, 18501 S. Harlem, Tinley Park: Tattoo festival also features live music. Fri 9/6, 6 PM, Bad Monkey. Sat 9/7, 1-5 PM, Bobalee Blues Band; 6 PM, Midnight Band. Sun 9/8, 1-5 PM, Lord Vortex. 708-444-1100.

NAPERVILLE'S LAST FLING Jackson and Main, Naperville: Fri 8/30, 6 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Downtown Charlie Brown; 8 PM, David Crosby, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Sat 8/31, 2 PM, Spoke Norton; 3 PM, Anne Harris; 4 PM, Hoss; 5 PM, Angelique Kidjo; 6 PM, Bert Cattoni; 7 PM, Blues Traveler; 8 PM, Kimi Hayes. Sun 9/1, 2 PM, Cirrus Falcon; 3 PM, Sponge, Seven Mary Three, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms; 4 PM, Michael Heaton; 6 PM, Insomnia; 8 PM, High Infidelity. Mon 9/2, 1:30 PM, Marty Lloyd Band; 2 PM, Loose Screws; 3:30 PM, Sonia Dada; 4 PM, Mr. Myers. 630-961-4143.

NO BUTTS NO BOOZE BACK TO SCHOOL MUSIC FEST Howard and Ashland: Fri 8/30, 11 AM-7 PM, Isha, Energy, Time & Space with Sax Preacher, Donald Greene, Sankofa with Valroy & others. 773-338-1090.

SAENGERFEST Hart Park, 123rd and Western, Blue Island: Sat 8/31, 3 PM, Eisenhower Express Show Choir; 3:30 PM, Jimmy's Bavarians; 5 PM, Mariachi Sol de America; 6:30 PM, Skapone; 8 PM, Larkin Brothers; 9 PM, Anna Stange; 9:30 PM, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 708-388-5735.

STEPPENWOLF STREET FESTIVAL outside Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted: Sun 9/8, 11 AM-5 PM, Willy Porter, Pages, Box-o-Car, Applecake, Twang Bang, Jesse De La Pena & others. 312-654-5672.

TASTE OF POLONIA Milwaukee and Lawrence: Sat 8/31, noon, Take Five, Dixie Kings; 2 PM, Those Funny Little People; 2:30 PM, Loco Amor, Zatloka & Gorale; 2:45 PM, World Class Noise; 5 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo, Weselisko; 7 PM, Captain GQ; 7:30 PM, Downtown Sound. Sun 9/1, noon, Bat, Stas Golonka & the Chicago Masters, Pawlikowski Gorale; 2 PM, White & Red Band, 9 Fifty; 2:30 PM, Veselovsky; 4 PM, Captain GQ; 4:30 PM, Ron Smolen Orchestra; 5 PM, Dozynki; 6 PM, K.A.S.A.; 7:30 PM, Freeze Dried, Goranie. Mon 9/2, noon, Wanderband, Casey Homel & the World's Honkiest Polka Band, Slebodni; 2 PM, Gypsy Drivers, Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra; 4 PM, Swing Billy, Joe Walega's Happy Hearts, Weselisko; 6 PM, Bogan Fabianski, Norbi; 6:30 PM, American English. 773-777-8898, ext. 12.

TRICOLOR MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE FESTIVAL 2002 Western between 43rd and 47th: Fri 8/30, 3 PM, Cristina Galvan & Mariachi; 4 PM, Mariachi Zapopan; 5 PM, Grupo Ilusion Latina; 6 PM, Guerrero Norteno; 7 PM, Sueno Real; 8 PM, Guillermo Velazquez y los Leones de la Sierra de Xichu; 9 PM, Grupo Trinity. Sat 8/31, 3 PM, Pequena Herencia; 4 PM, Horoscopos; 5 PM, Grupo Rival; 6 PM, Lety Duarte; 7 PM, Grupo Principe; 8 PM, Alex Arroyo. Sun 9/1, 1 PM, Piropo Show; 2 PM, Banda Lagos; 3 PM, Guillermo Velazquez y los Leones de la Sierra de Xichu; 4 PM, Harradero Show; 5 PM, Navegantes del Norte; 6 PM, Banda Seris; 7 PM, Lionel el Ranchero; 8 PM, Calibre Norteno; 9 PM, Banda Villanueva; 9:30 PM, Grupo Trinity. Mon 9/2, 1 PM, Charly Brown; 2 PM, Sueno Real; 3 PM, Pensamiento Negro; 4 PM, Chenchos; 5 PM, Banda Coralillo; 6 PM, Esmeralda y los Diamantes; 7 PM, Conjunto Ilegal; 8 PM, Alcon de Durango, Chava y Miguel. 773-572-1200.

miscellaneous

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fri 8/30, 10:30 AM, children's concert with Robb Montgomery. Sat 8/31, 1 PM, kids' lip sync contest. 630-922-9821.

ROSE NADOLSKY plays autoharp and sings in French and English in a free children's concert. Thu 9/5, 6:30 PM, Adams Playground, 1919 N. Seminary. 312-742-7787.

REDMOON THEATER DRUM TREE Free concert. Wed 9/4 through Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan. 877-244-2246.

SPECTRA Open forum for composers to showcase and discuss new works. Wed 9/4, 8 PM, Splinter Group Audio, 450 N. Leavitt. 312-829-6543.

WILL TUTTLE Free admission. Sun 9/8, 1 PM, Theosophical Society in America, 1926 N. Main, Wheaton. 630-668-1571.

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