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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AEROSMITH, KID ROCK, RUN-D.M.C. Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

AMERICAN MUSIC DRIVEWAY TOUR Jay Mathes and other artists perform in local driveways and parking lots through mid-October. Sat 9/14, 7 PM (with Something Ordinary and Elenie Dimoulis), parking lot, Northwest Church of God, 6333 W. Belmont. Sat 9/21, 1 PM (with Something Ordinary), Board Dog Skate Shop, 7 S. Park, Lombard. 630-495-0993.

BEACH BOYS Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MICHAEL BOLTON Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BRIGHT EYES, M. WARD & THE BRUCES Fri 9/13, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CABARET CAVALCADE Concert performers by members of Chicago Cabaret Professionals. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14 under the direction of Beckie Menzie, Alexandra Billings, Ralph Lampkin Jr., and Kat Taylor. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, 7:30 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000.

RIPLEY CAINE Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

CHICAGO LABOR & ARTS FESTIVAL CONCERT Music and poetry on two stages with Amoreys, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Home Cookin', Brenda Cardenas & Sonido Ink (Quieto), Michael Watson, Common Taters, Carlos Cortez, Jimmy Keane & Bohola, Bill Adelman, Ellen Rosner, Kevin Coval/Low End Summit, Kent Foreman, Mars Gamba-Adisa Caulton & others. Sat 9/21, 3 PM, UNITE Union Hall, 333 S. Ashland. 773-761-1229.

TOY DE IORIO performs at an exhibit of her photography entitled "Branching Out--Honoring the Trees"; free admission. Thu 9/19, 6:30 PM, A Tavola, 2148 W. Chicago. 312-409-3240.

DETACHMENT KIT Free in-store performance. Tue 9/17, 7:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

EVEN IN BLACKOUTS performs at a book-release party for What the Sea Means; free admission. Sat 9/21, 3 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. 773-275-5255.

MARIANNE FAITHFULL See Spot Check. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FARM CREW, PBR, JUPITER, VISUALAUDIO perform as part of "Summer's Sexxy Biscuit," a benefit for Theatrevolution, with photography by Jason Lazarus and fashions by Taissa Lada & Michael Spears. Sat 9/21, 10 PM, Theatrevolution Loft, 123 N. Jefferson #1R. 312-993-0243.

GLORIA GAYNOR Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

AMY GRANT, FERNANDO ORTEGA Sat 9/21, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

BUCKY HALKER and others perform as part of the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival, following a panel discussion entitled "Is There a Working Class Music?" Wed 9/18, 9:30 PM (discussion begins at 8 PM), Guild Complex, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

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

HIP FETISH Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

JAGUARES perform as part of Revolucion 2002. Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

AL JARREAU, JOYCE COOLING Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

JUBA COLLECTIVE hosts a jam session; performers include Kahil El'Zabar, Ari Brown, Robert Irving, Fareed Haque, Frank Orrall, Primeridian, Tamara Madson-Shaw, and Susan Sandoval. Sat 9/14, 3 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

KARMA SUTRA Fri 9/13, 9 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

ROBERT KRAMER performs "Songs of Past Lives." Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North. 312-951-7323.

TYSON MEADE Free concert. Fri 9/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MEKONS Free concert. Fri 9/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MR. MYERS Free concert. Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. 312-742-7590.

NEW INVADERS Sun 9/15, 4 PM, Camera Park, Fullerton & Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights. 630-668-9409.

BRADFORD NEWQUIST performs Broadway classics; free concert. Fri 9/13, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DARYL NITZ Sun 9/15, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

KEVIN O'BRIEN Free in-store performance. Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JOHN PARIS TRIO Free in-store performances. Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 9/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ALICE PEACOCK BAND All-ages show. Fri 9/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PHANTOM 3 SYMPHONY DUO performs as part of the Brian Costello Show; free admission. Sat 9/14, 7:30 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

POI DOG PONDERING, ABRA MOORE 18 & over show, with performances by 8fatfat8, J. Davis Trio, and DJs Jess & Aris. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JEN PORTER performs "Girls That Rock"; free concert. Fri 9/13, 4:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center Gallery, 72 E. Randolph. 877-244-2246.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, . . . AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, BURNING BRIDES 18 & over show. Sun 9/15, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

RATDOG All-ages show. Fri 9/20, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ROLLING STONES, PRETENDERS Sold out. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Comiskey Park, 333 W. 35th. 312-559-1212. Mon 9/16, 8 PM (with Dr. John & Shemekia Copeland; see Critic's Choice), Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

SALT CREEK BAND Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Golf Farm, 2100 N. Rand, Wauconda. 847-526-4000.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

DARDEN SMITH, 45 SOULS Fri 9/20, 7:30 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Centre, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 277.

SUGARCULT Free in-store performance. Sat 9/21, 5 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

3 GIRLS 3 Tue 9/17, 12:15 PM (free admission), Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Wednesdays, 1:30 PM (performing "In the Mood"), Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 312-458-0850.

M. WARD Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 6:15 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Mekons (performing music from '85 to '91 for their 25th anniversary tour), Nelsons (Mekons tribute). Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Handsome Family (see Spot Check), Andrew Bird, Sinister Luck Ensemble. Sun 9/15, 9 PM, Spoon (see Critic's Choice), John Vanderslice, David Singer. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thu 9/19, 9 PM, Cornmeal performs at a screening of the Widespread Panic movie The Earth Will Swallow You. Fri 9/20, 10 PM, Pere Ubu, 90 Day Men. Sat 9/21, 10 PM, Mudhoney, Nerves, Cash Audio. Sun 9/22, 8:30 PM, Jesus Christ Superstar with Nora O'Connor & Steve Frisbie. 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. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Sundays, DJ Ryan. 847-397-3100.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 9/20, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 9/21, Jim Barclay Band. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 9/13, Afflictions (see Spot Check), Happy Supply, Ponys. Sat 9/14, Gaza Strippers, "Demons" (see Spot Check), Busy Kids. Sun 9/15, 7 PM, Sol Fantom, All for Adeline. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/17, the Creation (see Spot Check), Plastic Crimewave & the Fake, Bitter Pills. Wed 9/18, the Creation (see Spot Check), White Outs, Mark Mallman. Thu 9/19, High on Fire, Jucifer, Hustler. Fri 9/20, Light FM, Quiver Lip, His & Her Vanities. Sat 9/21, Gelflings, Raingods, Chlorine, Pee-Wee Fist. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/13, the Effect, Dark Yellow, Gunshy, Shifties. Sat 9/14, Transistor Dummyhead, Gazing at Laces, Pornlab. 773-384-0043.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Garaj Mahal. Sun 9/15, Astral Project. Tue 9/17, Dexter Grove. Wednesdays, Groove Conspiracy. Fri 9/20, PH Balance. Sat 9/21, Living Daylights. Sun 9/22, Terrapin Flyer. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. 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 9/20, Ken Franz. 847-625-8520.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 9/13, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 9/20, Paul Willaert. 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 9/22, Aaron Ackerson. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 9/13, 9 PM, New Invaders. 847-358-0200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/13, Marigold Engine, Spare Change. Fri 9/20, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 9/21, Tumbleweed. 847-256-8870.

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Tue 9/17, 8 PM, Charlotte Horton (benefit for the LMH Foundation). 630-778-6350.

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.

CAFE MOZART 600 Davis, Evanston: Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Erick Rudiak. 847-492-8056.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 9/18, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 9/20, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Music after 10 PM. Sat 9/21, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 708-499-4140.

CHANDLER'S CHOPHOUSE 401 N. Roselle, Schaumburg: Fri 9/13, 9 PM (preceded by dinner at 7 PM), Chicago Rat Pack. 847-885-9009.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Inch Worm. Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Organic Mind Unit, Typical Cats, Heiruspecs. Sun 9/15, 8 PM, Jaz Cowboys. 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. 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.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/13, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 9/20, Your Little Pony. Sat 9/21, Stylus, Greenstreet, Granian, Euphoria. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/14, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 9/21, Hip Pocket. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/13, Knee Deep Shag, Blue October, Studiotone. Sat 9/14, 2 PM, Wish, Gareth Woods (benefit concert); 10 PM, Underwater People, Cider, Newcomer Home. Wed 9/18, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd with Spent, Ditchwater, Stigma Doll. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, unsigned band showcase (9/19 with Voodoo Kings, Sour Deluxe, South Paw). Fri 9/20, Charles Levi & Black From the Dead. Sat 9/21, Seven Day Run, Dry County, Karma Tease. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 9/13, X-Side. Sat 9/14, Rubber. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/20, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 9/21, Mr. Blotto. 847-541-4700.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 9/16, 10 PM, Chris Quinn (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: Fridays, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers. Sundays, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Jerome Kern). Wednesday, 8 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm. Thursdays, 8 PM, Sara Davis. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sundays, 8 PM, and Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 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 9/15, DJ Chris. Mon 9/16, DJs Sam & Rekleiner spin punk. Tue 9/17, DJ Alex. Wed 9/18, DJ Lawrence Peters spins country & western. Thu 9/19, DJ Jen B. spins heavy rock. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/13, 9:30 PM, Turner Joy, Irradio, Absinthe Blind, Demilos. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Meg Lee Chin, Chris Connelly (see Spot Check), TRS-80, Monster Trux. Sun 9/15, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra with Blondie Chaplin. Tue 9/17, 9 PM, Trouble With Sweeney, Denison Witmer, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Little Joe Gould. Wed 9/18, 9 PM, Helen Stellar, American Cosmonaut, Plane. Thu 9/19, 7 PM, benefit for the Chenny Troupe with Steepwater Band, Radioflyer. Fri 9/20, 10 PM, Dolari, Static Age, Garden of Dreams. Sat 9/21, 10 PM, Beer Nuts, Arrivals, Gutwrench, Bitchy. Sun 9/22, 9 PM, Gus Gus, Balligomingo. 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 9/13, Trilogy. Sat 9/14, 6 PM, Halfway to St. Pat's Day Fest with Chicago Rovers, Cross Rogues, McNulty Step Dancers. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/20, Four Man Band. Sat 9/21, Nobody. 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 9/13, Then Again. Sat 9/14, Crazy Diamond. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 9/17, Umphrey's McGee. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 9/20, Terata. Sat 9/21, Drop, No Good. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, 8:30 PM, Down the Line, Sara Hollister Band, the Pocket, Alex Skolnick Trio. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Bumpus, Daily Bridge Club. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 9/17, Reforma, Driven, Irma Garden. Wed 9/18, Freebasic, Ascendant. Thu 9/19, My Delusion, Stroller. Fri 9/20, Second Seed, Sage, D'z Nutz, Melismatics. Sat 9/21, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Bartley Fritzsche, Outer Drive. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/13, Insomnia. Sat 9/14, Joyce Band. Fri 9/20, Ripleys. Sat 9/21, the Rage. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/13, 9 PM, Legowelt (see Critic's Choice), Orgue Electronique, Orange Sunshine, Schmerzlabor, TLR. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Money Mark, Diverse, Ai. Sun 9/15, 9:30 PM, Bellini, Parlour, Crush Kill Destroy. Mon 9/16, 9:30 PM, Birth, Jeb Bishop Trio, Grey Ghost. Tue 9/17, 10 PM, Pole, Andrew Pekler, Evolution Control Committee. Thu 9/19, 10 PM, Luna (see Spot Check), Slumber Party. Fri 9/20, 10 PM, Dead Moon, Baseball Furies, Goldstars. Sat 9/21, 10 PM, U.S. Maple, David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness (World Music Festival concert). Sun 9/22, 9:30 PM, Everybody Uh-Oh, Her Flyaway Manner, V for Vendetta. 773-276-3600.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement. Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Music at 7 PM. Fri 9/13, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). Fri 9/20, 215 West. 312-266-1944.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: 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. Fri 9/13, the Mix. Sat 9/14, Scheme. Thu 9/19, Only Sons. Fri 9/20, Deja Vu. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/13, Underdogs. Saturdays, DJ Popeye. Wednesdays, open jam with Hambone. Fri 9/20, Bloodbath. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Trojanowski. 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 9/13, Tekulvi, Miasis, Playing Enemy, Lick Golden Sky. Sat 9/14, Rise Against, Dead to Fall, Black Widows, Preacher Gone to Texas. Sun 9/15, Mates of State, Victory at Sea, Red Hot Valentines, Dear Nora. Tue 9/17, 10 PM, David Dondero. Wed 9/18, 9 PM, Slackers. Thu 9/19, Fairweather, Liars Academy, Openhand, Code Seven. Fri 9/20, Mustard Plug, First Grade Crush, Indecisives, Article 57. Sat 9/21, Behold! the Living Corpse, Teen Chuthlulu, Seyarse. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Mekons (performing music from '92 to '02 for their 25th anniversary tour), Ugly Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman (9/17 with Mo-men-thy). Thu 9/19, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman. Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Mike Plume Band, Anna Fermin & Andon Davis, Gary Stier. 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 9/14, Bamboo Grove, Stank Willie. Sundays, open jam session (no cover). Fri 9/20, Kraig Kenning Trio. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/14, John Hasbrouck. 630-393-1247.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, DJ Zion & Brian Paul. Sat 9/14, Second Hand Poets. Thu 9/19, Mighty Joe. Fri 9/20, Dough. Sat 9/21, Topaz. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 9/13, Marvins. Fri 9/20, Anne Harris. 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 9/13, Geezers, Rotgut. Sat 9/14, Gasoline Rainbows. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Wed 9/18, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. Fri 9/20, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine, Sonnets. Sat 9/21, Steve Buscemi's Teeth, Gravetones. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 9/16, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Ruby & Vicky Boofont with Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/14, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & 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. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/21, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. 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 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/13, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 9/14, Cover Girl. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. 773-549-9624.

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

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 9/13, 9 PM, Eric Howell, Dylan Rice, Matt Russell, Dana Lawrence. Sat 9/14, Shakes, Missile. Wed 9/18, Rob Gonzalez, Jen Dayton, Gina Gonzalez, Thu 9/19, Millions, Magnaphonics, Van Go. Fri 9/20, Director's Cut, Blue Nova, Sonics. Sat 9/21, Katheter, Tim, Andy Woods. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 9/17, 7 PM, Two From Four. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 10 PM. Thu 9/19, "A Shot at the Cabo Wabo" unsigned band competition. 312-943-2252.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Brian Frazee Trio. Sat 9/21, 10 PM, Cactus Highway. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/13, 9:30 PM, Cameron McGill, Eva Hunter, Cooksie. Wed 9/18, 9:30 PM, Fakebrain, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, New Constitution. Thu 9/19, 9 PM, John Hasbrouck, Devil in a Woodpile, Twang Bang, Jason Walker, Ellen Rosner, Doug Alan, Steve Doyle, Edgar Gabriel, Joel Paterson, Jason Walker, Lawrence Peters, Jim Redd, Barb Silverman, Catfish Stephenson. Fri 9/20, Hideout Workers Variety Show and 6th annual block party: 5 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch; 5:15 PM, Brendon Massei & Katie Urcioli; 5:25 PM, Anastasia Davies Hinchsliff; 5:35 PM, Clyde Federal; 5:55 PM, Applecake; 6:10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters & Evelyn Weston; 6:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers with Kelly Hogan; 7 PM, Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys; 8:15 PM, Cantina; 8:30 PM, Manishevitz; 8:45 PM, Junior; 9:15 PM, Kim; 9:30 PM, Drapes; 9:45 PM, Mike / Jim Hinchsliff, Katie Tuten, Joe Foster & Tim Tuten Experience; 10:30 PM, Punk Band with Tyler Meyers, Jeff Maharry & Nat Ward, Leroy Bach, Edward Burch & Ryan Rapsys. Sat 9/21, 6th annual block party: 2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 2:45 PM, Roughnecks; 3:20 PM, Tallulah; 4 PM, David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness (as part of the World Music Festival); 5 PM, Yerba Buena (as part of the World Music Festival); 6 PM, Guided by Voices; 7:30 PM, Detachment Kit; 8:15 PM, Electric Six; 9 PM, Mr. Rudy Day; 10:30 PM, Sheer Magic DJ Team. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 9/19, Dem Again, Wicked Garden. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/13, Family of Souls, Somewhere In Between. Sat 9/14, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 9/19, PGS. Fri 9/20, Roach Farmers, St. Louis Horns. Sat 9/21, Meatus, Terata, Statik. 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: Sun 9/15, 8 PM, Quetzal. Tue 9/17, 10 PM, Strombolli's Island of Donkeys & Dolls with Morty Diamond, End of the World, Tara Jepsen, Ricky Lee, Ali Liebegott, Bucky Sinister & Michelle Tea (all-ages show). 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, 7:15 PM, Virginia Coalition, Mer, Red Wanting Blue (all-ages show). Sat 9/14, 6:30 PM, Chevelle, Lift Point, Codeseven (all-ages show). Sun 9/15, Ruff Endz, Dohn (18 & over show). Mon 9/16, 7 PM, Sevendust, Skywind, Depswa (all-ages show). Tue 9/17, Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman. Thu 9/19, Sheryl Crow (sold out). Fri 9/20, Quantum Leep, Rubber, Catfight (18 & over show). Sat 9/21, Neville Brothers (18 & over show). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 9/13 and Tue 9/17 through Fri 9/20, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Thu 9/19, Trippin' Billies. Fri 9/20, Mark Harrod Project. 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 9/13, Hairbanger's Ball, Dimebox. Sat 9/14, Afrodisiacs (benefit for Ed Kotler Leukemia Research Fund). Fri 9/20, Dave Matthews Cover Band, King Konga. Sat 9/21, Maggie Speaks. 312-337-3486.

JOEY T'S ON THE FOX 1202 Riverside, McHenry: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/14, Melody. Fri 9/20, Warren Beck. 815-344-2445.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/14, 9:30 PM, Jade & Her Band. 773-348-7592.

KB'S USTABEE'S PUB & GRILL 750 S. Highway 21, Gurnee: Fri 9/20, 9 PM, New Invaders. 847-549-9955.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Ophur, Roscoe Plush, Treeline. Sat 9/14, Love on the Rocks, the Frawd. Fri 9/20, Echosend, Steepwater Band, Donny Boy the Rocker. 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, DJ Dujuan. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. Thursdays, Rick Ness. 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 9/13, 10 PM, Pousto, 3 Card Guts. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Detholz, Time Bomb Taxi, Leave. Tue 9/17, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band, Musical Outfits (no cover). Wed 9/18, 9 PM, Jason Blake, Johnny Five Gallon (no cover). Fri 9/20, 10 PM, Bob Rising's Battle Donkey. Sat 9/21, 9 PM, Agave. 773-871-3757.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Fri 9/13, 9:30 PM, Jesse Scinto. 773-252-7636.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Oregon, Lurrie Bell. Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Oregon, John Williams & Dean McGraw. Tue 9/17, 9:30 PM, Can Ky Ree (no cover). Wed 9/18, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 9/19, 9 PM, Clarks, Katie Todd Band. Fri 9/20, Yerba Buena, Funkadesi (World Music Festival concert). Sat 9/21, Bears with Adrian Belew. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/14, O'Briens. Fri 9/20, Squai. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, 7Deez. Sat 9/14, Highs in the Lower 80s. Fri 9/20, O'Briens. Sat 9/21, Selective Recall. 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 9/13, 9 PM, All Natural, Capital D, Molemen, Lone Catalyst, Prime, Family Tree with Mr. Greenweedz, Iomas Marad, Daily Pannet & Rita J, Typical Cats, Singleminded Pros, DJ Tone B. Nimble, DJ PNS (18 & over show). Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Wire (see Critic's Choice; 18 & over show). Sun 9/15, 6:30 PM, Logan's Loss, Spitalfield, Knockout, Fall Out Boy (all-ages show). Thu 9/19, 7 PM, OK Go (see Post No Bills), Baldwin Brothers, Grand National (all-ages show). Fri 9/20, 6:30 PM, Midtown, Taking Back Sunday, Recover, Armor for Sleep (all-ages show). Sat 9/21 and Sun 9/22, 6 PM, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, (International) Noise Conspiracy, Common Rider (all-ages show). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 9/19, 9 PM, Mindsight 20/20. 630-446-4001.

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. Fri 9/20, A.C.E. All-Stars with Paul Allodi & others. 847-259-9724.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Stewart & Boucher. 708-366-8073.

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 9/13, Functional Blackouts, Paper Bullets, Vee Dee. Sat 9/14, Son of John Doe, Crusterz, Los Gatos Diablos. Wed 9/18, Zarathustra. Thu 9/19, Logic of Elliot, Magic Brew. 773-486-7774.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Sound Reflections with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Sat 9/21, benefit for WLUW with Vortis, Katie Todd Band, Heather's Damage, Jason Narducy. Sun 9/22, Mabel Mabel, Kristin Shout. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (9/19 with JT Newman & Aerin Tedesco). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/13, Bootyjuice, Low-Tek & the Humans. Sat 9/14, Eye Spy, Jabba Jones, Garden Musik & the Truth. Sundays, DJs Form 8 & Brazil. Mon 9/16, Los Shut Up. Tuesdays, "Consolidated" with Alo, Fuego, I-Ron & Larry Millah. Wed 9/18, Molasses, Dirty Love. Fri 9/20, Subway Series Tour with Ming & FS, Reid Speed, Droopy, Burst Architecture, Shon Dervis. Sat 9/21, Smokin' with Superman, Funktelligence, Gold Cash Gold. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, X-Aisle, Born Against Time, Sleeper, Lifeblood. Sat 9/14, Mr. Blotto. Sun 9/15, Disinter, Decrypt, Bound & Gagged, Reprobation, Corpse Vomit (all-ages show). Fri 9/20, Chapter Seven, Downbreed, 9mm. Sat 9/21, S'more, Chaser. Sun 9/22, Nash, Withdrawal, Taxi War Dance, Ditchwater, Quickchange, Broken (all-ages show). 708-756-0600.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Mighty Fine Machine, Synge, Homage Sun. 708-293-1837.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Voices, Underwater People. 708-388-8881.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, DeKalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/13, Catfight, Transmission. Sat 9/14, Elevation, Undermine. Thu 9/19, Lucky Boys Confusion (18 & over show). Fri 9/20, Mike & Joe. Sat 9/21, Pimps, Douglas Kings. 815-758-2715.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Sat 9/14, 9 PM, Echosend, Milkplow, Voodoo Kings, Dye the Sky (benefit for the Rainbow Foundation). 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/13, God Wafer. Sat 9/14, Handles, the Itch, Keith Blaze. Sun 9/15, 7 PM, Silver Measure; 10 PM, Monster Party. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Thu 9/19, DJ Gold "D," Sick Brothers, Dorian Taj. Sun 9/22, Spare Change. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/13, Stevie Lizard, Sour Deluxe (no cover). Sat 9/14, Great Crusades, Plane (no cover). Sun 9/15, Alphabet, Anthony & Travis (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Fri 9/20, Cory Hance, Artist Formerly Known as Vince. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 9/19, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Fri 9/13, Moods. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/14, Dean Granite Duo. Sat 9/21, JR & the Mudcats. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/19, Dae Duo. Fri 9/20, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 9/21, Hat Guys. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Leroy Fix, Buzzsawyers, Juzt Nutz. Sat 9/14, Rewound, Thing 3. Sun 9/15, Suplecs, Johnny Vomit, Flatus. Wed 9/18, Speed of Light, School Shooter. Thu 9/19, Mustard Plug, Rockitgirl, Cougars, Violents. Fri 9/20, Shut In, Decataur. Sat 9/21, Pinheads, Geezers, Rolemodels, Dead Steelmill. Sun 9/22, Handsome Fellows, Cidelement, Bird Gets That Smile, Cardboard Boxes, Soul Child. 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 9/14, 10 PM, Jesse Scinto. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 9/18, Cricket Rumor Mill, Michael Columbia. Sat 9/21, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. 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 9/18, 7 PM, Jasun Edelmann Duo. 847-520-1222.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Fri 9/21, Jack Crofoot. 773-348-7291.

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.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Music after 10 PM. Sat 9/21, December. 630-896-1031.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/13, Dropmouth, Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath tribute). Sat 9/14, Neon Black, Lifter, Bliss. Tue 9/17, Metal Night with Nine24. Thu 9/19, Trading Brains. Fri 9/20, Stash, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Groovepushers. Sat 9/21, Transmission, Vic Perrino. 847-670-8888.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Tue 9/17, 8 PM, Steve Roth & Paul Allodi. 847-295-7140.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/13, Wild Side (Motley Crue tribute), Posin' (Poison tribute). Sat 9/21, 9 PM, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/13, 7:30 PM, Anne Heaton, Pamela Means; 10:30 PM, John Butler Trio. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Melvin Seal's Melting Pot. Sun 9/15, 9 PM, Chuck Prophet, Starch Martins. Mon 9/16, 8 PM, Rachel Yamagata, Ari Hest (18 & over show). Tue 9/17, 8 PM, Glen Phillips, Bree Sharp (sold out). Wed 9/18, 9 PM, Centro-matic, Bigger Lovers, LAX. Thu 9/19, 8 PM, Lucy Kaplansky, Anne-Marie Akin. Fri 9/20, 10:30 PM, Brian Jonestown Massacre, M's. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/14, Further Notice. Sat 9/21, Peg 7. 630-372-2900.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/13, Midway Ramblers. Fri 9/20, Jimmy Burns. 847-517-2722.

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 9/19, 4:30 PM, Fabulous Frank & Dave. 312-441-9334.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Saturdays, 3 PM, Earl Gray Saturday Afternoon Tea hosted by Tina M. Howell. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, DJs Shaun & Le Deuce. Mondays, Matt Fields. Tuesdays, Mike Kandel. Wednesdays, J. Cantrell. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Abstract Giants, Tabakin. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Deadly Dragon Sound System. Fri 9/20, 9 PM, Bryter, Fin, V90. Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Pistol Whipped, Tormentula, Stewed Tomatoes, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement (and a screening of Jett Set: A Tribute to the Bad Ass Ladies of the 80's). In the lounge: Fridays, DJ Verb. Saturdays, DJ Trew. Sun 9/15, DJs Mungo, Earth & Pajama Party. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane & D-Double, hip-hop open mike hosted by Voltaire & Rexford. Thursdays, 10 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 9/14, Splitfoot. Sat 9/21, Serilian. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-296-9620.

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

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Sundays, noon-3 PM, Dylan Rice. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Sexual Chocolate. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 9/13, 6 PM, Danny Santos; 8 PM, Twang Bang, John Hasbrouck, Prince Myshkins, Frank Morey. Sat 9/14, Linda Lubell, Dee Adams. Sun 9/15, Katy Tessman, Anne Deming, Jennifer Marks. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 9/17, Katie Todd, Rachel McCartney. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 9/19, Debe Welch, Steve Elowson, Terry Vittone. Fri 9/20, Ellis, Mark Dignam. Sun 9/22, Eric Nassau, Tom Broughton, Steve Joyner, Randy Rademaker, Dale Petersohn. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/13, Interociter, Aftergrace. Sat 9/14 and Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke with live band. Tue 9/17, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. Fri 9/20, VD6, Meqqa, Dark Matter. 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: 18 & over shows at 10:30 PM. Fri 9/13, Funeral Home Photographers, Danny Black. Sat 9/14, Siderunners, Cameron McGill. Fri 9/20, Sara Osmer, Jim Roll. 773-296-6024.

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Peking Turtle, Tall Grass Magicians. Sat 9/14, Gary Smith Band. 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 9/13, RSB, Zeleke. Sat 9/14, Urban Roots, Stagalag. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends (9/18 with Frankie Paul). 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/13, Swivel Hips Smith, Shantee. Sat 9/14, Mabel Mabel, John Fournier. Mon 9/16, Jules Taylor, Aerin Tedesco, Anthony Whitaker, Andrea Bunch. Tue 9/17, Acoustalingus. Wed 9/18, Andy Band. Thu 9/19, Moonshine Still. Fri 9/20, Yellowhammers, Dave Schultz. Sat 9/21, Blue Monks, Starch Martins, Super Deluxe. 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. Fridays, Steve Melvage (9/13 with Gene Hunt). Saturdays, Heather Doble, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Wednesdays, DJ 33-1/3, Bruno. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Miller. 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 (9/14 with Mike Steele). Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins house, hip-hop, and R&B. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don & Shaka 23 spin house. Wednesdays, Chris Gin and guest DJs spin progressive. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. 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 (9/13 with Mark Farina & Gene Farris; 9/20 with Deep Dish featuring Dubfire & Sharam). 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.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 9/18, 11 PM, Big Up! with Josh Abrams, Chris Johnson & Fred Wells. 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 (9/19 with Alexander East). 773-395-0066.

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

IMPORT MEGASHOW with DJs Bobby D, Speed, Mixin' Marc, Smurf, Marksi, Caffeine, Nino Chicago, Julian Jumping Perez, Chris Tomasone, Confusion, MJB, XTC, Blue Mike, Jason Gil, Xero, Urban, Chris Mix & Rampage. Sat 9/21, 5 PM-2 AM, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-559-1212.

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. 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.

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). Fri 9/13, DJ Rat. 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. Saturdays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Confusion, Billy the Kid, Mark Almonte, Peter Haze. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/20, 10 PM, Subway Series Tour with Ming & FS. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

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

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs Mike Dunn, Tony T., Phantom, Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, DJ Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/13, Ron Carroll, Mr. A.L.I. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 9/18, Craze & Klever, Danny the Wildchild, Bass by the Pound DJs Poolside & Glyde. 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. 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.

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 & 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 9/13, Colette, James Curd, Shawn Francis. Sat 9/14, Recloose, DJ Heather. 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 9/19, Sombionx & Lindsay, Sean Patrick, Eric Ross, Kid City. Fri 9/20, Miss Honey Dijon, Dan X, Brad Owen. Sat 9/21, King Britt, Janel Roland. 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: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, 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. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. 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 & Martin "Boogieman" Luna (9/14 with DJ Speed; 9/21 with DJ Chris Walsh). Thu 9/19, Donald Glaude, Derrick Carter, John Huang, Flipside. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 9/14, Max Graham, John Debo, Andre Solaris, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJs Mood & Shaka23. 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. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/13, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 9/14, Stuart McMillan & Order Miekle, DJs John Curley, Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. Fri 9/20, Roy Davis Jr., Jevon Jackson, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 9/21, Dmitri Lovebone, Keith Lotta, Boris the Blade, DJs Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4AM Fridays and Saturdays. 630-985-1111.

folk & country

concerts

ANNE-MARIE AKIN Free in-store performance. Mon 9/16, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

CHICAGO LABOR & ARTS FESTIVAL CONCERT Music and poetry on two stages with Amoreys, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Home Cookin', Brenda Cardenas & Sonido Ink (Quieto), Michael Watson, Common Taters, Carlos Cortez, Jimmy Keane & Bohola, Bill Adelman, Ellen Rosner, Kevin Coval/Low End Summit, Kent Foreman, Mars Gamba-Adisa Caulton & others. Sat 9/21, 3 PM, UNITE Union Hall, 333 S. Ashland. 773-761-1229.

MARK DVORAK Fri 9/13, 8 PM, gazebo, Prairie Crossing, Route 45 and Route 137, Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

MOLLY FREIBERT Lap and hammer dulcimer concert and workshop. Sun 9/22, 2 PM, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 1140 Wilmette St., Wilmette. 847-432-1701.

ANNIE GALLUP benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 9/21, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171 or 630-964-4871.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

JEREMY KITTEL & JOHN BEHLING, SUSANA SEIVANE perform at the Chicago Celtic Festival Kickoff Concert; free admission. Fri 9/13, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LEADFOOT, DYED IN THE WOOL, ANNA STANGE Grand opening celebration also includes a blues jam with Paul Patrietis Band, a drum circle, and children's activities. Free admission. Sat 9/14, 5 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

LYNN MILES Sat 9/14, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

LYNN MILES Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. 847-382-1300.

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY, VICTORIA SHAW & BOB LEMERE Sat 9/21, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

CARRIE NEWCOMER Free in-store performance. Fri 9/20, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

RIDERS IN THE SKY Sat 9/14, 4 and 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

DAVID ROTH Sat 9/21, 8 PM, Tai Chi Center of Oak Park, 433 South Blvd., Oak Park. 708-218-1966.

MICHAEL SMITH Sat 9/21, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

TLEN-HUICANI, WADE FERNANDEZ & THE MARK CLEVELAND BAND perform as part of the Native American Equinox Celebration and the World Music Festival. Sun 9/22, 6 and 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHRIS VALLILLO Sun 9/22, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

BRAD YODER Free concert in English and German. Sat 9/21, 6:30 PM, suite 200, Goethe-Institut Library, 150 N. Michigan. 312-263-0472.

DAN ZAHN, DON STIERNBERG & JOE PESZ Sat 9/21, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sun 9/15, 8:30 PM, Irish session. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 9/16, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sat 9/14, 6 PM, Halfway to St. Pat's Day Fest with Chicago Rovers, Cross Rogues, McNulty Step Dancers. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 9/15, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Anish. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Pub Domaine. Sat 9/14, John Bog Flaherty. Fri 9/20, Dal Riada. Sat 9/21, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Mon 9/16, 8:30 PM, Lunasa with Karan Casey. Fri 9/20, 9:30 PM, Derailers, Mayflies of Johnson County. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/14, John Hasbrouck. Sat 9/21, Live Bait. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 9/18, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

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

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-883-0304.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers (no cover). Mondays, 9 PM, Cantina (no cover). Thu 9/19, 9 PM, John Hasbrouck, Devil in a Woodpile, Twang Bang, Jason Walker, Ellen Rosner, Doug Alan, Steve Doyle, Edgar Gabriel, Joel Paterson, Jason Walker, Lawrence Peters, Jim Redd, Barb Silverman, Catfish Stephenson. Fri 9/20, Hideout Workers Variety Show and 6th annual block party: 5 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch; 5:15 PM, Brendon Massei & Katie Urcioli; 5:25 PM, Anastasia Davies Hinchsliff; 5:35 PM, Clyde Federal; 5:55 PM, Applecake; 6:10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters & Evelyn Weston; 6:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers with Kelly Hogan; 7 PM, Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys; 8:15 PM, Cantina; 8:30 PM, Manishevitz; 8:45 PM, Junior; 9:15 PM, Kim; 9:30 PM, Drapes; 9:45 PM, Mike / Jim Hinchsliff, Katie Tuten, Joe Foster & Tim Tuten Experience; 10:30 PM, Punk Band with Tyler Meyers, Jeff Maharry & Nat Ward, Leroy Bach, Edward Burch & Ryan Rapsys. 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 9/13, 5 PM, Clan na Gael; 9 PM, Napper Tandy. Sat 9/14, Larkin Brothers. Wednesdays, Irish session. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Fri 9/20, St. James Gate. 630-325-3732.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Thu 9/19, 9 PM, Famous Brothers, Stank Willie. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/14, 8 PM, John Williams & Dean McGraw open for Oregon. Sun 9/15, 8:30 PM, Four Men & a Dog. Mon 9/16, 8 PM, Willie Beaton, Mairi Sine Chaimbeul, Donny O'Rourke, Kieran O'Hare & Jim DeWan (no cover).773-404-9494.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, John Williams & Dean McGraw. 847-869-0450.

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

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.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Sat 9/21, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Peter Mulvey. Fri 9/20, 7:30 PM, Carrie Newcomer. Sat 9/21, 7:30 PM, Over the Rhine, Reed Foehl; 10:30 PM, Over the Rhine, Jennie Stearns. Sun 9/22, 8 PM, Radney Foster, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins. 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 9/13, Linda M. Smith. Fri 9/20, Sammy From Miami. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 9/20, Ellis, Mark Dignam. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BLAKE 'N' BLUE Free in-store performance with Rich Corpolongo & John Roothaan. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

SHEMEKIA COPELAND See Critic's Choice. Mon 9/16, 8 PM (opening for the Rolling Stones with Dr. John), Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212. Wed 9/18, 7 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Thu 9/19, 6 PM, northeast terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-922-9410.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 9/21, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

YOKO NOGE Fri 9/13, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111. Fri 9/20, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/13, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. Fri 9/20, 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. 773-734-0491.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 9/21, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 708-848-2801.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/13, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sat 9/14, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 9/15, Lurrie Bell. Mon 9/16, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/17, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Wed 9/18, pro jam with Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 9/19, Lorenzo Thompson. Fri 9/20, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Penthouse Playboys. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/17, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Eddy Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Sat 9/14, Sundays, and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 9/17, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/13, 5:30 PM, Roy Hytower (no cover); 9 PM, Carlos Johnson, Nick Moss. Sat 9/14, 6 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Holmes Brothers, Lurrie Bell. Sun 9/15, 3:30 PM, benefit for Al Brown hosted by Matthew Skoller & Carlos Johnson; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby. Mon 9/16, jam hosted by Nick Moss. Tue 9/17, Michael Coleman. Wed 9/18, Scott Ellison. Thu 9/19, Pistol Pete. Fri 9/20, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds (no cover); 9 PM, John Primer, Stan Skibby & Love Souldiers. Sat 9/21, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Kid Ramos, Chicago Blues Angels. Sun 9/22, Vino Louden. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Doug McDonald. 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 9/13, Holmes Brothers. Sat 9/14, Tab Benoit. Fri 9/20, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 9/21, Otis Rush. 630-513-0074.

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

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Thursdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

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. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FILTER 1585 N. Milwaukee: Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Chris Bell & 100% Blues (see Critic's Choice). 312-427-2610.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Tab Benoit. 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 9/13, Blues Guys. Sat 9/21, Code Blues. 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 9/14, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 9/21, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/13, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

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

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 9/14, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 9/17, 8:30 PM, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Big Ray (no cover). Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents. 708-484-3610.

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. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM; gospel brunch Sundays at 9:30 AM and noon. Fri 9/13, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 9/14, Roy Hytower. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 9/17, Midway Ramblers. Wed 9/18, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Thu 9/19, Joe Moss Band. Fri 9/20, Scott Ellison. Sat 9/21, Big G & the Real Deal. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, John Primer, 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 9/19, Big Ray. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Eddie Shaw. 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Lurrie Bell opens for Oregon. 773-404-9494.

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. Fri 9/20, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Steepwater. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/14, Dave Specter. Sat 9/21, Jimmy Burns. 773-252-1155.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/21, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/21, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/13, Wailin' Walter & the Blues Screamers. Sat 9/14, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings, Ken Saydak Trio. Wed 9/18, Keith Scott Trio. Fri 9/20, Carl Davis Band. Sat 9/21, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 9/14, Howard & the White Boys. Fri 9/20, Rhythm City. Sat 9/21, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 9/14, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 847-605-9900.

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

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 9/14, Geneva Red & the Roadsters. 312-467-1600.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/13, Chris Bell & 100% Blues (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/14, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 9/18, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Thu 9/19, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons. Fri 9/20, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 9/21, Jimmy Johnson. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Sugar Blue. Tuesdays, Fri 9/20, and Sat 9/21, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo, 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.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 9/15, Danny Draher. Tue 9/17, Jon Gram. Thu 9/19, King Crazy. Sun 9/22, Joel Paterson. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Vance Kelly. Sat 9/14, Lindsey Alexander. Fri 9/20, Naughty Boy Jack. Sat 9/21, Nick Moss. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/13, Elmo Bliss, Felix & the Cats. Sat 9/14, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Ice Cream Men. 773-772-6656.

SPAGO 520 N. Dearborn: Thu 9/19, 6 PM, Sheryl Swope-DuPree. 773-536-4230.

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

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/14, Gary Smith Band. Fri 9/20, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 9/21, Roy Hytower. 815-337-3663.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BEBOP BRASS BAND with Orbert Davis, Art Davis, Burgess Gardner, Tracy Kirk, Tom Garling, TS Galloway, Marlene Rosenberg, Leon Joyce & Oscar Brown Jr. Free admission. Fri 9/13, 7 PM, Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th. 312-427-1676.

KYLE BRUCKMANN'S MA NON TROPPO See Critic's Choice. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CAB CALLOWAY ORCHESTRA under the direction of Calloway Brooks. Sat 9/21, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs Duke Ellington's Jump for Joy under the direction of William Russo. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ELAINE DAME performs "What's In a Dame?"; free concert. Fri 9/20, 4:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center Gallery, 72 E. Randolph. 877-244-2246.

TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA conducted by Buddy Morrow. Sat 9/21, 7 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

EXPERIMENTAL BAND under the direction of Kahil El'Zabar performs as part of the Ascension Loft series. Sat 9/14, 8:30 PM, 17 N. Elizabeth. 312-226-5688.

STEVE FLOWERS Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

VON FREEMAN TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 9/14, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

AL JARREAU, JOYCE COOLING Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

MARCUS JEFFERSON TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

JUBA COLLECTIVE hosts a jam session; performers include Kahil El'Zabar, Ari Brown, Robert Irving, Fareed Haque, Frank Orrall, Primeridian, Tamara Madson-Shaw, and Susan Sandoval. Sat 9/14, 3 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

KRISTI MERIDETH QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

NICOLE MITCHELL TRIO Free concert. Tue 9/17, 5 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

PARIS COMBO Sat 9/14, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Fri 9/20, 8 PM, room J143, Business and Social Science Center Theatre, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

HAL RAMMEL performs at an exhibition of art by Rammel and by Gina Litherland. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, 1926 Gallery, 1926 N. Halsted. 773-665-4802.

SPIDER SALOFF TRIO performs "Songs for All Seasons: Gems From the Great American Songbook." Sun 9/22, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-6925.

OMAR SOSA OCTET, JUBA QUARTET perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/21, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010 or 312-742-1938.

TERRITORY BAND-3 performs as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, 10:30 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497 or 312-742-1938. Sun 9/22, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-742-1938.

EDWARD WILKERSON & MICHAEL ZERANG Thu 9/19, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-427-1676.

CASSANDRA WILSON See Critic's Choice. Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ROB ZETTL Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MATTHIAS ZIEGLER improvises on traditional flutes and electroacoustically amplified contrabass flute. Sun 9/15, 2 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 630-712-5458.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/13, noon, Franz Jackson, Sony Turner, Dan DeLorenzo, Steve Sandner & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 9/14, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, 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. Fri 9/20, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Doug Hayes, Wayne Jones & Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 9/21, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Kelly Brand Nextet. 312-642-6805.

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

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 9/19, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Tue 9/17, Wed 9/18, Fri 9/20, and Sat 9/21, Detour. Sat 9/14, Carlos Cannon. Thu 9/19, Brian Danzy. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9 PM: Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Bob Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 6:30 PM, Bob Solone. Thursdays, 7 PM, Bobby Harrison. 773-435-0130.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM in the beer garden; no cover. Fri 9/13, Matt Erion Trio. Wed 9/18, Jazz Vertigo. Fri 9/20, John Mose Trio. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/13, David Polk. Sat 9/14, Johnie Faren. Fri 9/20, Don Stille Trio. Sat 9/21, Sketches in Blue. 630-574-2155.

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

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 9/15, McKay/Rumback Quartet. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 9/17, 7:30 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Ameen Muhammed & Tatsu Aoki. Sat 9/14, Torsten Mueller with Jeb Bishop & Fred Lonberg-Holm. Sun 9/15, Torsten Mueller with Kevin Drumm, John Corbett & Jeb Bishop. Tue 9/17, Axel Dorner with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 9/13, 9 PM, Aron Monreal Trio. Sat 9/14, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. 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. Sat 9/21, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 9 PM, Ted Sirota. 773-743-5650.

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.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3-6 PM, Hot Club of Edgewater Djam. 773-878-3343.

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: Mon 9/16, 9:30 PM, Birth, Jeb Bishop Trio, Grey Ghost. Wed 9/18, 9 PM, Territory Band-3: Small Groups with Jeb Bishop, Per-Ake Holmlander, Kent Kessler, Fred Lonberg-Holm & Paal Nilssen-Love. 773-276-3600.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 9/15, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Wed 9/18, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 9/22, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. 708-788-2118.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: No cover. Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Noonday Darkness. 630-963-2739.

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 9/19, 7:30 PM, Sam Burckhardt 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 9/16, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Sat 9/14, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Wed 9/18, Michelle Moore & friends. Thu 9/19, Rob Zettl & Vince Clark. Fri 9/20, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 9/21, Andy Meacham Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 9/15, 2 PM, Dave Remington's Chicago Jazz Reunion. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/13, 9:30 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Katherine Davis Band. Sun 9/15, 8 PM, Thomas Gunther Band. Tue 9/17, 6 PM, Bill Yancy Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 9/19, 6 PM, Don Walker Trio. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 9/13, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Astral Project; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Astral Project; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 9/15, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Futz; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 9/16, 9 PM, John McLean Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 9/18, 9 PM, "Deep In a Dream: The Life and Music of Chet Baker" with Spider Saloff & the Dennis Luxion Quartet featuring Oscar Brown Jr. and James Gavin. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/20, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/21, 8 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-878-5552.

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the Six Continents Room. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 9/16, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM); 10 PM, Willem Breuker Kollektief. Wed 9/18, 9 PM, Treehouse Project, Grey Ghost. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Mondays, David Boykin & Myron Cherry. 773-486-4093.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 9/15, Keefe Jackson Trio, Grant Strombeck Trio. 773-935-2118.

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

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

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

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thursdays, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 9/13 through Sun 9/15, Kenny Garrett Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Tue 9/17 through Sun 9/22, Danilo Perez Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak 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: Fri 9/13, 9:30 PM, Thomas Gunther Quintet with Bobbi Wilsyn. Sundays, 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.

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. 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. Fridays, Tom Linsk & Stan Karcz. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Holman. Saturdays, Robin Lukas. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. 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: Fri 9/13, 9 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. Wed 9/18, 7 PM, John Mose Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (9/15, Bill Brimfield's Spontaneous Combustion Quartet; 9/22, Radio Improved with Tim Aubuchon, Mitch Paliga, Patrick Williams & Ryan Bennett). 773-743-3355.

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

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. Fridays, Nan Mason. Saturdays, Denise Tomasello. 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 9/13, Ragtime Ramblers. Sat 9/14, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Steve Million Trio. Fri 9/20, Don Stiernberg Quartet. Sat 9/21, New Power Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselr ing. 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. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Yoko Noge with John & Sonny. Wednesdays, Alison Ruble Trio. Thursdays, Ken Saydak Band. Fri 9/20, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 9/21, BMR4. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tue 9/17, Warren Beck. Sat 9/21, Ken Chaney Experience. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/13, Petropolis. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Thu 9/19, Astronauts. Fri 9/20, Havana. 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.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 9/15, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 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.

TAPS ON TWO LOUNGE Allerton Crowne Plaza, 701 N. Michigan: Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, 5:30-9 PM, pianist Rachel Shaftman. 312-440-1500.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/19, Paul Lytton, Axel Dorner. 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 9/13, Healing Force with William Perry & Bill Brimfield. Sat 9/14, Kaliq Woods Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thu 9/19, Slava Balasanov Quartet. Fri 9/20, Joel Brandon. Sat 9/21, Gebhard Ullman. 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.

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Restaurant and bar. Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-724-5100.

international

concerts

BRATKO BIBIC & THE MADLEYS accompany silent films from the Slovenian Film Archive in a program called "In the Family Garden"; part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/22, 4:30 PM (followed by a discussion), Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 312-846-2800 or 312-742-1938.

CARLOS CORNIER & THE RHYTHM BROTHERS Free in-store lecture and demonstration hosted by DanceAfrica Chicago. Fri 9/13, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

ESTEBAN Flamenco guitar concert. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

GARMARNA performs as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/20, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State, 312-606-0750 or 312-742-1938. Fri 9/20, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000 or 312-742-1938.

MAMAR KASSEY performs as part of the World Music Festival; free concert. Fri 9/20, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-742-1938.

DAVID KRAKAUER'S KLEZMER MADNESS Free performances as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/20, 12:30 PM (solo performance, interview, and live radio broadcast), Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 312-744-6630 or 312-742-1938; 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564 or 312-742-1938.

PARIS COMBO Sat 9/14, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Fri 9/20, 8 PM, room J143, Business and Social Science Center Theatre, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

SUSANA SEIVANE performs as part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/22, 7:30 PM, Beverly Arts Center of Chicago, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838 or 312-742-1938.

OMAR SOSA OCTET, JUBA QUARTET perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/21, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010 or 312-742-1938.

LUCIANA SOUZA & ROMERO LUBAMBO: BRAZILIAN DUOS Free in-store performance as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564 or 312-742-1938.

SUSANA SEIVANE, LUCIANA SOUZA & ROMERO LUBAMBO: BRAZILIAN DUOS perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/21, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000 or 312-742-1938.

TAMA performs as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/21, 2 PM, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100 or 312-742-1938. Sun 9/22, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909 or 312-742-1938.

TRUCO Y ZAPEROKO, YERBA BUENA, JUBA COLLECTIVE Concert and jam session as part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/22, 2 PM, Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1400 N. Humboldt. 312-397-4010 or 312-742-1938.

BRAD YODER Free concert in English and German. Sat 9/21, 6:30 PM, suite 200, Goethe-Institut Library, 150 N. Michigan. 312-857-7161

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, DJ 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, cumbia, and Latin pop with Latin dance lessons by Amir. 847-233-0011.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 9/21, 10 PM, U.S. Maple, David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness (World Music Festival concert). 773-276-3600.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Sat 9/14, 10 PM, "Good Evening Africa" features readings, performance, dance, an open mike hosted by Cyril Ibe, Ghanian actor Nat Banini, Sengalese Jali Morikeba Kouyate, Sudanese musician Barnaba Lual Madut, Nigerian dramatist Cyprian Njoku, poet/writer M. Eliza Hamilton Abegunde, storyteller Mama Edie & others. 773-338-6100.

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.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 9/21, 4 PM, David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness; 5 PM, Yerba Buena (World Music Festival concerts). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/13, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 9/14, 10:30 PM, Viva Flamenco! festival closing night concert with Juerga, Elena Andujar, Tomas de Utrera, Hector Fernandez, and Acoustic Planet. Fri 9/20, 9:30 PM, Mamar Kassey, Luciana Souza & Romero Lubambo: Brazilian Duos (World Music Festival concert). Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Yerba Buena, Truco y Zaperoko, DJ Madrid (World Music Festival concert). Sun 9/22, 8 PM, Omar Sosa Octet, Tama (World Music Festival concert). 312-362-9707.

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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/20, 10 PM, Yerba Buena, Funkadesi (World Music Festival concert). 773-404-9494.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa 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.

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

ALICIA BERNECHE soprano, performs "works by Argento, Crumb, and Rorem set to texts by female poets who have committed suicide." Mon 9/16, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

JOHN BRYANT organ (Bach, Ravel, Festing, Rorem, and others). Sun 9/15, 3 PM, Lake View Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison. 773-281-2655.

SUSAN CHAN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 9/18, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with pianists the Brown Family (Mozart, Poulenc, Hailstork, Piazzolla). Sun 9/22, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 9/20, 9 PM, Daniel Barenboim conducts the Opening Night concert (Bach, Mozart, Dvorak, Verdi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, J. Strauss, Kodaly, Salgan/Carli, Abreu/Oiveira/Colnot). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO VIRTUOSI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CANTATE CHOIR Pasquali Laurino conducts the premiere of Michael Karasis's An American Civil War Memorial: An Oratorio in Nine Parts. Sun 9/15, 7 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-946-1900.

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

CROSS SOUND, CHICAGO 21ST CENTURY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Tim Weiss conducts a free program of contemporary composers (First, Lee, Cox, Hackenberg, Saruya). Sat 9/14, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 773-338-0346.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with flutist James Galway (Mozart, Chaminade, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn). Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EROICA TRIO (Beethoven, Brahms, Schnyder). Sun 9/22, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-835-5084.

POLLY FERMAN piano. Sun 9/15, 3:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5640. Thu 9/19, 12:15 PM (free concert), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FLORENTINE OPERA COMPANY in a program of opera excerpts (Bizet, Floyd, Verdi). Sun 9/22, 2 PM, Divine Word International, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-326-7372.

UWE KARSTEN GROSS organ. Tue 9/17, 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

BEN HEPPNER tenor (Schumann, Duparc, Tosti, and others). Sat 9/21, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Bella Davidovich in an all-Mendelssohn program. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN AND STEVEN EDWARDS guitar duo. Sun 9/22, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

JENNIFER LAWYER-BROWN AND DOUGLAS BROWN trumpet and organ, in a free concert (Handel, Eben, Nelhybel). Fri 9/20, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 9/21, 7 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with sopranos Dolora Zajick and Svetla Vassileva, tenors Vincenzo La Scola and Johan Botha, baritone Jean-Philippe Lafont, and mezzo-soprano Susan Nicely (Mascagni, Leoncavallo). 312-332-2244.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC See Fairs & Festivals.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Jane Glover, conductor, with soprano Mary Nelson, tenor Rufus Muller, and baritone James Maddalena (Handel, Alexander's Feast). Sun 9/22, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR Timothy Woods conducts a "do-it-yourself choral experience" (Mozart, Vivaldi, Materna, Thompson, and others). Sun 9/22, 4 PM, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. 847-289-4484.

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH SHORE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS in a free concert (Bach, Ives, Widor, Sousa, Paine, Rawsthorne, Hampton, Diemer, Spong, and others). Sun 9/22, 4 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake, Wilmette. 847-251-7333.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with pianist Michael Chertock (Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Daugherty). Thu 9/19, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Huydts, Mozart, Schumann). Wed 9/18, 7:30 PM, Louis Sullivan Room, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. Sun 9/22, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

ORION ENSEMBLE with soprano Tony Arnold and baritone Robert Sims (Kritz, Mozart, Schumann). Fri 9/20, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

ELIZABETH PHELPS AND MELODY LORD flute and piano, in a free concert (Prokofiev, Arnold, Ran). Fri 9/13, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

POCKET OPERA PLAYERS Carmen Tellez conducts John Eaton's Don Quixote and . . . inasmuch. See Critic's Choice. Sat 9/14 and Sat 9/21, 8 PM, and Sun 9/22, 2 PM, Duncan YMCA Chernin Center for the Arts, 1001 W. Roosevelt. 312-738-5999.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 9/21, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RED PRIEST Baroque ensemble. Tue 9/17, 7:30 PM, Sancta Alberta Chapel, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with the Hinsdale South Madrigal Singers (Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Martini). Sun 9/22, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

VALERIE SMITH flute, in a free concert. Mon 9/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DEBORAH SOBOL, JASMINE LIN, RAMI SOLOMONOW, AND CHRISTOPHER COSTANZA piano, violin, viola, and cello, perform Mozart's Piano Quartet in G Minor. Tue 9/17, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 773-787-7360 or 312-751-6724.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bach, Brahms, Wolpe). Sun 9/15, 2 PM, Lisle Public Library, 777 Front, Lisle. 630-971-1675.

VERMEER QUARTET in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 9/15, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC VOICE FACULTY Mon 9/16, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

WINDY CITY STRINGS Sat 9/14, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

fairs & festivals

AROUND THE COYOTE arts festival presents live music outside Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/13, 5 PM, Close Fit Trio; 6 PM, Kristin O'Connor; 7 PM, Ethan Sellers; 8 PM, Epicycle; 9 PM, Jazz Avengers. Sat 9/14, 2 PM, Kristin O'Connor; 3 PM, David Azizi; 4 PM, Third City; 5 PM, Ethan Sellers; 6 PM, Michael Strening Jr.; 8 PM, Karma Sutra; 9 PM, Cathy Braaten Band. Sun 9/15, 5 PM, Kristin O'Connor; 6 PM, David Azizi; 7 PM, Michael Strening Jr.; 8 PM, Pointy Teeth. 773-342-6777.

ART ON HARRISON COURTYARD FAIR behind Thirty-One Art & Vintage, 31 Harrison, Oak Park: Sat 9/14 and Sun 9/15, noon-3 PM, Jeff Jenkins; 3-6 PM, Charlie McShane. 708-848-3131.

DOWNTOWN OAK PARK OKTOBERFEST North and Marion, Oak Park: Fri 9/20, 5:30 PM, Bumble Bee Bob & the Stingers; 8:30 PM, Koko Taylor. Sat 9/21, 4 PM, Hip Fetish; 6 PM, Bumpus; 8:30 PM, Liquid Soul. Sun 9/22, noon, Jimmy's Bavarians; 2 PM, Star Candy; 4 PM, David Young; 6:30 PM, Nick Colione. 708-383-4145.

ELI'S CHEESECAKE FESTIVAL Eli's Cheesecake World, Montrose and Forest Preserve Dr.: Sat 9/21, 12:30 PM, Vi3; 1 PM, Happiness Club. Sun 9/22, 11 AM, Horner Park Jazz Band. Festival also features cooking demonstrations and children's activities. 312-951-7455 or 773-736-3417.

FESTIVAL DE FIESTAS PATRIAS Plaza Garibaldi, 26th and California: Sun 9/15, 2-9 PM, Ezequiel Pena, Industria del Amor, Poder del Norte, Socios del Ritmo, Cadetes de Linares, Dinastia Nortena, Tamborazo Jerez 75. 312-421-5272.

57TH STREET CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR 57th St. and Kimbark: Sun 9/22, 2 and 3 PM, Susan Salidor; 2:30 PM, Hyde Park Youth Symphony; 4 PM, Joel Frankel. 773-684-1300.

FOX VALLEY OKTOBERFEST Rte. 31 south of Rte. 20, Elgin: Fri 9/20, 6 PM-midnight, Sterne der Heimat. Sat 9/21, noon-6 PM, Perlen; 6 PM-midnight, Phenix. Sun 9/22, noon-8 PM, Phenix. 847-888-2287.

HOWARD FEST Gale Park, Howard and Marshfield: Sat 9/14, 11 AM, Mystic Warriors; 11:30 AM, Good News Church Gospel Choir; noon, Iridium; 1:30 PM, Belize Breeze; 3 PM, Trinity; 4 PM, Katherine Gauthier. 773-465-6011.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC presents music on various stages at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sat 9/21, 2 PM, Daniel Barenboim conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Mozart, Bach, Verdi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, J. Strauss), string player finalists from 2002 CSO Youth Auditions, Ella Jenkins, Cuerdas Clasicas; 3 PM, Betty Xiang & Wei Yang, Justin Roberts; 4 PM, L'Opera Piccola, Lester Quintet, Old Town School of Folk Music Wiggleworms; 5 PM, Duain Wolfe conducts the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Apollo Chorus, CSO Percussion Scholarship Group, Sebastian String Quartet (Grieg); 6 PM, DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, members of Chicago Symphony Chorus (Bernstein, Brahms, Britten), Chicago Symphony Brass Quintet; 7 PM, Bratko Bibic & the Madleys, Quintetto Scherzoso, Jali Morikeba Kouyate; 7:30 PM, Walt Whitman & the Soul Children of Chicago; 8 PM, Greg Fishman & Paulinho Garcia, Liz Carroll, Hollis Resnik; 9 PM, Mamar Kassey; 9:15 PM, Maurice Brown Quintet, Diane Delin, Anna Fermin; 10:30 PM, Kahil El'Zabar's Tri-Factor & Experimental Band, Maggie Brown Quartet, Anne Harris, Katherine Davis Trio. 312-294-3000.

OSAKA GARDEN FESTIVAL Osaka Garden, Jackson Park, 57th and Lake Shore Drive: Sat 9/14, 10 AM, Chicago Koto Group & Bamboo Friends; 11 AM, San Gen Daiko; 3 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group; 4 PM, Yoko Noge & the Jazz Me Blues. Sun 9/15, 11:30 PM, Chicago Matsuri Daiko; 1 PM, Kokyo Taiko Group; 4 PM, Tatsu Aoki & the Miyumi Project. 312-744-8074.

STREETERVILLE SUMMER SEND-OFF FESTIVAL Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan: Fri 9/13, 12:15 PM, Robert Cornelius 7; 5 PM, Mighty Blue Kings; 7:15 PM, J. Davis Trio; 9 PM, Joanie Pallatto & the Machine Band. Sat 9/14, noon, Susan May Quartet; 2:15 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers; 4:15 PM, Underwater People; 6:15 PM, Marty Lloyd; 8:15 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Band. 773-868-3010.

TASTE OF ROMANIA Ashland and Barry: Sat 9/14 and Sun 9/15, 3 PM, Mariana Anghel; 4 PM, Anca Turcasiu; 5 PM, Etno; 6 PM, Endre; 7 PM, Anca Turcasiu; 9 PM, Etno; 9:30 PM, Endre. Festival also features folk dance performances. 773-929-8640.

miscellaneous

KYLE BRUCKMANN'S MA NON TROPPO See Critic's Choice. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

ROBBIE FULKS, ROSIE FLORES, KELLY HOGAN, DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Children's concert. Sun 9/15, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RALPH'S WORLD Free children's concert. Fri 9/13, 10 AM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 9/14, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Mon 9/16, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595. Tue 9/17, 10 AM, Borders Books & Music, 2520 Sycamore, De Kalb, 815-758-8771; 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3539 E. Main, Saint Charles, 630-443-8160. Wed 9/18, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031. Thu 9/19, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville, 630-637-9700; 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva, 630-262-8747. Fri 9/20, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

REDMOON THEATER DRUM TREE Free concert. Sat 9/21, 7 and 9:30 PM, Beverly Arts Center of Chicago, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Children's concert. Sat 9/14, 10 AM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060 or 847-236-9396.

TAIKO THUNDER performs at the inaugural gala and benefit for Beverly Arts Center of Chicago; Hubbard Street 2 dance company also performs. Fri 9/20, 6:30 PM, Beverly Arts Center of Chicago, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

TLEN-HUICANI, WADE FERNANDEZ & THE MARK CLEVELAND BAND perform as part of the Native American Equinox Celebration. Sun 9/22, 6 and 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MATTHIAS ZIEGLER improvises on traditional flutes and electroacoustically amplified contrabass flute. Sun 9/15, 2 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 630-712-5458.

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