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A VERY SENSITIVE DEVICE, APRIL NOISE, SOME OF THE QUIET, GRAIN, SUFFIX perform at Criticalartware's Hello.World exhibition of artware files and performances. Fri 9/20, 8:30 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

AMERICAN MUSIC DRIVEWAY TOUR Jay Mathes and other artists perform in local driveways and parking lots through mid-October. Sat 9/21, 1 PM (with Something Ordinary), Board Dog Skate Shop, 7 S. Park, Lombard. Fri 9/27, La Spiaza, 114 N. Main, Wheaton. Sat 9/28, 7 PM (with Something Ordinary), Dairy Queen, 205 Main, Lombard. 630-495-0993.

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.

COLDPLAY, ASH Tue 9/24, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

DUVALL, THE GHOST Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Turner Conference Center, Student Resource Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2712.

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.

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. 312-993-0243.

PAMELA SUE FOX Free concert. Tue 9/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

REBECCA GATES Free concert. Fri 9/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BOB GELDOF, PJ OLSSON 18 & over show. Tue 9/24, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 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.

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 9/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

IN POTENTIA Experimental music series. Tue 9/24, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

JAGUARES See Spot Check. 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 Tue 9/24, 5 PM (free open rehearsal), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-294-3000. Sat 9/28, 10 PM (with Nona Hendryx and guest DJs and musicians as part of the World Music Festival), Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959.

LLAMA, CARBON LEAF All-ages show. Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PAUL McCARTNEY Tue 9/24, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

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

MEXICAN ACID QUEEN, CALIGULA 2000 World Music Festival concert and conversation with Alaska of Fangoria; free admission. Fri 9/27, 5:30 PM, Centerspace Gallery/Rooftop Garden, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

KEN MORRIS and others perform as part of the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival, following the play Women of Heart and Steel. Wed 9/25, 7:30 PM, Guild Complex, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

AUDREY MORRIS & FRIENDS Free concert. Fri 9/27, 1 PM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Sat 9/28, 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 All-ages show. Fri 9/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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

RELIENT K, BLEACH, PHILMORE, HOLLAND All-ages show. Sat 9/21, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JOAN SEBASTIAN Sun 9/22, 3 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

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

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND See Spot Check; sold out. Wed 9/25, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE STRINGER Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Moksha Yoga Center, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-942-9642.

PETER STUART Free in-store performance. Sat 9/28, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

3 GIRLS 3 perform "In the Mood." Wednesdays, 1:30 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 312-458-0850.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 9/20, 10 PM, Pere Ubu, 90 Day Men. Sat 9/21, 10 PM, Mudhoney (see Spot Check), Nerves, Cash Audio. Sun 9/22, 8:30 PM, Jesus Christ Superstar with Nora O'Connor & Steve Frisbie. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thu 9/26, 9 PM, Rod Argent & Colin Blunstone (see Spot Check), Hushdrops. Fri 9/27, 10 PM, Elf Power, Of Montreal, Koester. Sat 9/28, 7 PM, Grant Lee Phillips, Kristin Hersh, John Doe; 11 PM, Gogol Bordello, Szaszcsavas (World Music Festival concert). 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. Fri 9/20, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 9/21, Jim Barclay Band. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 9/27, Mr. Myers. Sat 9/28, Heartsfield. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 9/20, Light FM, Janus, His & Her Vanities, National Jet Set. Sat 9/21, Gelflings, Raingods, Chlorine, Pee-Wee Fist. Sun 9/22, 7:30 PM, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Urban Twang. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/24, Audible Campaign, Welcome to Ashley, Elan Anthem. Wed 9/25, Paper Airplane Pilots, Pet Lover. Thu 9/26, Roho, Quasar Wut Wut, Spies Who Surf. Fri 9/27, Vulgar Boatmen, Riviera, R.D. Roth. Sat 9/28, Waco Brothers, Forty Piece Choir. 773-281-4444.

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 9/20, pH Balance. Sat 9/21, Living Daylights. Sun 9/22, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Groove Conspiracy. 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. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Ricky Lee. 847-625-8520.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 9/20, Paul Willaert. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 9/27, G'tarman Dave. 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 & the Criminals of Tomorrow, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. Sun 9/29, Richard Fameree, Katie Wall & Karlis Kanderovskis. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/20, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 9/21, Tumbleweed. Tue 9/24, Andrew Delneky. Fri 9/27, Beatle Brothers. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/20, Hushpuppies. Sat 9/21, Mayflies. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wed 9/25, Delafields. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/20, Mud Toys. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: 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.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-743-5650.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle Ave., Forest Park: Wed 9/25, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Thu 9/26, DJ Sarah. Sat 9/28, Glam Nite with DJs Chuck, Lauree, Joe Mushugana, Dave Roberts & Mike Rytie. 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. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-274-6057.

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

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/21, Hip Pocket. Sat 9/28, Intrigue. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/20, Black From the Dead with Charles Levi. Sat 9/21, Seven Day Run, Dry County, Karma Tease. Wed 9/25, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, unsigned band showcase (9/26 with Freshwater Collins, Honey Tongue, Stank Willie). Fri 9/27, Otherwise Civilized, Hip Coke Dogs, Box of Rocks. Sat 9/28, Rubber. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 9/20, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 9/21, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/27, Sweettarts. Sat 9/28, Off Broadway. 847-541-4700.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 9/23, 10 PM, DJ Form (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 9/22, DJ Jason. Mon 9/23, DJ Red Sonja. Tue 9/24, DJ Jon Langford. Wed 9/25, DJ Joe Camarillo spins country & western. Thu 9/26, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: 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. Tue 9/24, 9 PM, Keelhaul, Chicago Sound, Knife of Simpson. Thu 9/26, 9 PM, Dave Wakeling. Fri 9/27, 10 PM, Atari Star, Braves, Triple Process. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Mason Jennings. 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 9/20, Four Man Band. Sat 9/21, Nobody. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/27, Hidden Agenda. Sat 9/28, Insomnia. 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 9/20, Terata. Sat 9/21, Drop, No Good. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 9/27, Quantum Leep. Sat 9/28, Dawn Patrol. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, Second Seed, Sage, D'z Nutz, Melismatic. Sat 9/21, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Bartley Fritzsche, Outer Drive. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 9/24, Reforma, June's Arrival, Crazed. Wed 9/25, 9-Fifty, Mile One. Thu 9/26, Huxter, Opal Candy, Ted Wulfers & Beggars Bridge. Fri 9/27, Drunken Monkeys, Dexter, Lemon Drop, Seven Harkey. Sat 9/28, Dovetail Joint, Gaskit, June. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/20, Ripleys. Sat 9/21, the Rage. Fri 9/27, Undercover Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/20, 10 PM, Dead Moon (see Spot Check), 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 (see Spot Check), V for Vendetta. Mon 9/23, 9:30 PM, Watchers, Gogogo Airheart, Apes (see Spot Check). Thu 9/26, 9 PM, Isis, Oxes (see Critic's Choice), Dalek, Pelican. Fri 9/27, 10 PM, Boas, Tim Rutili, Tim Kinsellas. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Fangoria, Karma Sutra (World Music Festival concert). Sun 9/29, 9:30 PM, Asteroid No. 4, Sights, Thee Snuff Project. 773-276-3600.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Fridays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-338-6100.

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 9/20, 215 West. Fri 9/27, Dub Dis. 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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 9/21, 10 PM, Zoo Station (tribute to U2). 312-836-0066.

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 9/20, Deja Vu. Thu 9/26, Neal Rose Band. Fri 9/27, Intrigue. Sat 9/28, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/20, Bloodbath. Saturdays, DJ Popeye. Wednesdays, open jam with Hambone. 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 9/20, Mustard Plug, First Grade Crush, Indecisives, Article 57. Sat 9/21, Behold! the Living Corpse, Dutchmen, Teen Cthulhu, Seyarse, DJ Holocaust. Wed 9/25, Brandston, Perfume. Fri 9/27, Stereo, Like Young, End Transmission, Spitalfield. Sat 9/28, Doseone & Jel, Alias. Sun 9/29, Arrivals, Scaries, Shattered Angel. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Mike Plume Band, Anna Fermin & Andon Davis, Gary Stier. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman (9/24 with Richie Rich). Fri 9/27, 9:30 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Freebo. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, Kraig Kenning Trio. Sundays, open jam session (no cover). Wed 9/25, A.C.E. open mike with the Shards. Fri 9/27, Houda Band. 847-821-1234.

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 spin (upstairs). Fri 9/20, Dough. Sat 9/21, Topaz. Thu 9/26, Cryin' Souls. Fri 9/27, Three Card Guts. Sat 9/28, Deja Voodoo. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. 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 9/20, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine, Sonnets. Sat 9/21, Steve Buscemi's Teeth, Gravetones. Mon 9/23, Mythic Figs, Dwain Story, Home Kookin'. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 9/27, Better Boyfriends. Sat 9/28, Jim Musker. 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 9/23, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thu 9/26, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Michael McAssey. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/20, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/21, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 9/22, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Mon 9/23, 9 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. Fri 9/27, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Trisha Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 9/29, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. 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. 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 9/20, Director's Cut, Blue Nova, Disonics. Sat 9/21, Katheter, Tim, Andy Woods. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Thu 9/26, Aerosol Grey Machine, Silents, Hershyl. Fri 9/27, Splitsville, Popfly, Pop Fiction. Sat 9/28, Transmission, Steve Owen, the Pocket. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 9/24, 7 PM, Paul Allodi. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/20, Hideout Workers Variety Show and 6th annual block party (see Spot Check; benefit for P.L.A.Y. and Tuesday's Child): 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 (see Spot Check; benefit for P.L.A.Y. and Tuesday's Child): 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. Wed 9/25, 9:30 PM, Runner, Colossal, Hanalei. Thu 9/26, 9 PM, CD listening party for the Flaming Lips' Zaireeka. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Rabo de Lagartixa with Estevao Teixiera, Kevin O'Donnell & the National Quartet, Rebecca Gates (World Music Festival concert); 12:30 AM, DJ Bob DePugh. Sun 9/29, 9 PM, Cerberus Shoal. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 9/26, Underwater People, Daynah Lane. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/20, Roach Farmers, St. Louis Horns. Sat 9/21, Meatus, Terata, Statik. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 9/26, Blue Shade Witness, Changes, Grift. Fri 9/27, Boda, Chrome. Sat 9/28, Core, Minus Zero, Milhous. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/20, 6 PM, benefit for Pets Are Worth Saving with JT & the Clouds, Meet the Head, Brian Anderson, Big Breakfast, Lucky Ones. Sat 9/21, 5 PM, benefit for Pets Are Worth Saving with Joe Lansana Band, Chris Hess, Dana Abbott & friends, Maya, Tim Menard & Fallen Angels. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, Quantum Leep, Rubber, Catfight (18 & over show). Sat 9/21, Neville Brothers, Liquid Moon (18 & over show). Mon 9/23, the Who, Eddie Vedder (sold out). Wed 9/25, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, John Scofield (18 & over show). Thu 9/26, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Susana Baca (18 & over show). Fri 9/27, 6:45 PM, Mest, Catch-22, Homegrown, Madcap (all-ages show; sold out). Sat 9/28, 8:30 PM, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Eightball & MJG, Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, Lady May, Now City (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 9/20, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Tue 9/24 through Fri 9/27, E-Mics. Wed 9/26, 6 PM, Luce (free concert). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/20, Mark Harrod Project. Thu 9/26, Funk Train. 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 BAILLY'S TAVERN 10854 S. Western: Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 773-238-1313.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/20, Dave Matthews Cover Band, Dan Hannon Band. Sat 9/21, Maggie Speaks, 24 Elsinor. Fri 9/27, Generations, Epic. Sat 9/28, Then Again, Tim Mahoney. 312-337-3486.

JOEY T'S ON THE FOX 1202 Riverside, McHenry: Music at 8 PM. 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: Wed 9/25, 9:30 PM, Brian O'Hern & others perform songs by Burt Bacharach at a Valley of the Dolls party. 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 9/20, Echosend, Steepwater Band, Donnyboy the Rocker. Sat 9/21, Nadas, Radio Flyer. Wed 9/25, Last December, Lunch, Adam Has Crabs. 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 9/20, 10 PM, Soulfix, Bob Rising's Battle Donkey. Sat 9/21, 9 PM, Agave, Ghettobillies. Tue 9/24, 9 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" hosted by Wendy Morgan. Wed 9/25, 9 PM, Kick the Cat. Thu 9/26, Cretin. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/20, Yerba Buena, Funkadesi (World Music Festival concert). Sat 9/21, Bears with Adrian Belew. Tue 9/24, 9:30 PM, Can Ky Ree (no cover). Wed 9/25, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Fri 9/27, Old #8, Floorbirds, Danglers. Sat 9/28, Project/Object (Frank Zappa tribute), Eric Roth & the Silver Schmateez. 773-404-9494.

McGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Thu 9/26, 10 PM, Voices. 773-549-8200.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, Squai. Fri 9/27, Desi Brothers. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, O'Briens. Sat 9/21, Selective Recall. Fri 9/27, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 9/28, Six Strings Down. 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 9/20, 6:30 PM, Midtown, Taking Back Sunday, Recover, Armor for Sleep (all-ages). Sat 9/21 and Sun 9/22, 6 PM, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, (International) Noise Conspiracy, Common Rider (all-ages; Sat 9/21 sold out). Mon 9/23, 5:30 PM, Promise Ring, (International) Noise Conspiracy, Poison the Well, Lawrence Arms, Daniel Andriano, Common Rider (all-ages). Tue 9/24, 6:30 PM, El-P Mr. Lif (see Critic's Choice), DJ Fakts One, Rjd2 (see Critic's Choice), Cage & Copywrite (all-ages). Thu 9/26, 6:30 PM, Blank Theory, Colonel Stem, Swidden, Escape From Earth (all-ages show). Fri 9/27, 6:30 PM, Sparta, Cave In, Small Brown Bike (all-ages); 11:30 PM, the Slip (18 & over). Sat 9/28, 6:30 PM, Guttermouth, Suicide Machines, Gob, 1208 (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Phix (Phish tribute; 18 & over). Sun 9/29, 6:30 PM, Retro Morning, 15 Minutes Late, Fertility, Full Range (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. Sat 9/28, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. 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.

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 9/20, Megaphone Crooners, Opal Candy. Sat 9/21, Vote Quimby, Sailing Anderson. Sun 9/22, Killie McGee. Wed 9/25, breast cancer benefit with the Negligents. Thu 9/26, Braille, Snack Lab, All Tsars. 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. Fri 9/20, Mabel Mabel, Kristin Shout & Smoking Kitten, Ron Miller Experience. Sat 9/21, benefit for WLUW with Vortis, Katie Todd Band, Heather's Damage, Jason Narducy. Sat 9/28, Pages, Michael McDermott, Orphans. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (9/26 with Dave Awl & Anthony Whitaker). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/20, Subway Series Tour with Ming & FS, Reid Speed, Droopy, Burst Architecture, Shon Dervis. Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Smokin' with Superman, Funktelligence, Gold Cash Gold. Mondays, 1:30 AM, DJ Jason. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Consolidated hip-hop and freestyle open mike with Alo, Fuego, I-Ron & Larry Millah. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM on Sundays. 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). Fri 9/27, Domestic Godzilla, Crimson Tyde, Dropmouth. Sun 9/29, No One, Crash Poet, Red River, Simple Something, Add (all-ages show). 708-756-0600.

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, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/20, Mike & Joe. Sat 9/21, Pimps, Douglas Kings. Thu 9/26, Local H (18 & over show). Fri 9/27, Rubber, Mabel Mabel. Sat 9/28, Bog (no cover). 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/20, Full Moon Orchestra, Sun Dog. Sun 9/22, Spare Change. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 9/25, Black Velvet Band. Thu 9/26, Downtown Trippermind. Fri 9/27, Heliport. Sat 9/28, Red Wigglers, Unibrow. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/20, Cory Hance, Vince. Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Fri 9/27, Joe Cassidy, Jim Elkington. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 9/26, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/21, Jr. & the Mudcats. Sat 9/28, Arthur Lee. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 9/21, Hat Guys. Thu 9/26, Arthur Lee. Fri 9/27, Only Sons. Sat 9/28, Deja Vu. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, Treason Brothers, Shut-In, Decatur. Sat 9/21, Pinheads, Geezers, Rolemodels, Dead Steelmill. Sun 9/22, Handsome Fellows, Cidelement, Bird Gets the Smile, Cardboard Boxes, Soul Child. Wed 9/25, Powerknobs, Planet of the Planets. Thu 9/26, Reagan National Crash Diet, Decibators, Clerics. Fri 9/27, Mushuganas, I Love Rich, Paperbacks. Sat 9/28, Dillinger Four, Agenda, Toys That Kill, Rivethead. Sun 9/29, Bible of the Devil, Tusk. 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 9/21, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 9/25, Schepack. Sat 9/28, Canvasser, Stories for Boys. 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 9/25, 7 PM, Paul Willaert. 847-520-1222.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Sat 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. Mon 9/23, 6 PM, Cro-Mags, Hope Conspiracy, No Warning, Miscreants, Plan of Attack. 630-896-1031.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/20, Stash, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Groovepushers. Sat 9/21, Transmission, Vic Perrino. Thu 9/26, Pimps. Fri 9/27, Shadoz Edge, Nuisance, Dysception. Sat 9/28, A Goldfish Named Blade, Fleshold, Sum Hate. 847-670-8888.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Tue 9/24, 8 PM, Limbic System. 847-295-7140.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/21, 9 PM, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds. Fri 9/27, Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute). Sat 9/28, Cherry Pie. 630-543-3101.

ROUGE 1529 W. Armitage: Thu 9/26, 11:30 PM, Styles P. 773-394-9106.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/20, 10:30 PM, Brian Jonestown Massacre, M's. Mon 9/23, 8 PM, Rachel Yamagata, Townstyle Music, Cary Ott (18 & over). Tue 9/24 and Wed 9/25, 8 PM, Vivian Green. Thu 9/26, 8 PM, the Good Life (see Spot Check), Denali (18 & over). Fri 9/27, 10 PM, Shipping News, Salua, Blackbirds. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Verbow, Drive, Heidi Phillips. Sun 9/29, 9 PM, Dolly Varden, Tim Easton. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/21, Peg 7. Sat 9/28, Kimi Hayes. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 9/20, 9 PM, John Almett. 312-337-7900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Eliane Radigue. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 9/26, 4:30 PM, Jim Wojala. 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 9/20, 9 PM, Bryter, Fin, V90. Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Pistol Whipped, Tormentula, Stewed Tomatoes, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement (benefit for Coup d'Etat, with screening). Thu 9/26, 8 PM, Power Up Chicago with Lisa Hahn, Lynette & Erick. In the lounge: Fridays, DJ Verb. Saturdays, DJ Trew. Sun 9/22, DJs JB & Stranjah. 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. Sun 9/29, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 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 9/21, Serilian. Sat 9/28, Stevie Starlite. 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 9/20, Ellis, Mark Dignam. Sun 9/22, Eric Nassau, Tom Broughton, Steve Joyner, Randy Rademaker, Dale Petersohn. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Fri 9/27, Sue Demel, Dale Petersohn, Al Day, Butch Ross. Sat 9/28, Andrew Kerr, Second Hand Poets. Sun 9/29, Kristin Cotts, Julie Frost, Freebo. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/20, VD6, Meqqa, Dark Matter. Sat 9/21, Cycle Something, Stoli. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke with live band. Fri 9/27, Gravetones, Rosedales, Vladimirs. 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.

VERANDA 4642 N. Francisco: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 9/21, DJ Chuckie. Thu 9/26, Ty Perry. Sat 9/28, DJ Daniel Baker. 773-588-4549.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: 18 & over shows at 10:30 PM. Fri 9/20, Sara Osmer, Jim Roll. Fri 9/27, Thin Man, John Cook. Sat 9/28, Peelers, Thee Shams, Phenoms. 773-296-6024.

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

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/20, Yellowhammers, Dave Schultz. Sat 9/21, Blue Monks, Starch Martins, Super Deluxe. Mon 9/23, 7 PM, Dan Raab, Katie Wall, John Kimler. Tuesdays, Acoustilingus (no cover). Wednesdays, Andy Band (no cover). Thu 9/26, Cathy Braaten. Fri 9/27, Shaking Tree, Three Minute Mile. Sat 9/28, Lindsie Reitz, Church Dog, Fazer. 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. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 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 (9/20 with percussionist Louie Louie). 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. 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 (9/20 with Deep Dish featuring Dubfire & Sharam; 9/27 with Miss Kittin, Electric Indigo, Miss Dinky). 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.

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. 773-395-0066.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Fri 9/27, DJ Todd Richman spins house. 312-245-0333.

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.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Sat 9/21, 10 PM-3:30 AM, DJs Mark Fullaflava, Twilite Tone & Big Reese spin disco, hip-hop, house, neosoul, and R&B. 312-266-2400.

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.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DJ Bowman spins acid jazz and house. 312-957-0460.

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, Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays. Fridays, DJ Marty Boblat. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phantom. 312-642-2582.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

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

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs TimBuck2, Diza & Big Reese spin hip-hop, R&B, house & reggae. 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, Reid Speed, Droopy, Burst Architecture, Shon Dervis. Sundays, 10 PM, DJs Form & 8. Wednesdays, 1:30 AM, DJ Form. 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 9/20, Rick Garcia, Mr. A.L.I. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 9/25, Mathematics, Ry-N, Flipside, Ciro. Fri 9/27, Mazi, Mr. A.L.I. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-6699.

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

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 9/28, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

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

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & 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 9/20, Miss Honey Dijon, Dan X, Brad Owen. Sat 9/21, King Britt, Janel Roland. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs Rekleiner & Darius Hurley spin American and British punk. Thu 9/26, Global Uprise! with Sultan32, Derek Beres, DJ Warp, Chris Widman, LSE, Anacron, Funkadesi, Karma Sutra (World Music Festival concert). Fri 9/27, Danny Krivit, Darrell Woodson. Sat 9/28, Miles Maeda, DJ Hrme. 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, Jernell Geronimo & Uncle Milty (9/21 with Chris Walsh; 9/28 with Chris Tomasone). Thu 9/26, Tommie Sunshine, John Curley, Ashish Shah, Bear Who?, Flipside. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thu 9/26, Return of the Nu Bang Clan with Greg Gray & Craig Loftis, Terry Hunter, Andre Hatchett, Music 101 DJs Mood & Shaka 23. Fri 9/27, Adam Freeland, DPM. Sat 9/28, John Creamer, Cass, Hipolito Sanchez. 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 9/20, Roy Davis Jr., Jevon Jackson, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 9/21, Dmitri Lovebone, Keith Lotta, Boris the Blade, DJs Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. Fri 9/27, Lance de Sardi, FLX, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 9/28, Atmosphere, DJ Said, Darrell Woodson, the Mad Thinker, FLX, DJs Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. 312-787-0400.

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

folk & country

concerts

BROCK-McGUIRE BAND Fri 9/27, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

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.

STEVE EARLE Free in-store performance. Tue 9/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

WADE FERNANDEZ, MARK CLEVELAND BAND perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/22, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FREEBO Sat 9/28, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

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.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

PAT HUMPHRIES, SANDY OPATOW perform as part of the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival. Thu 9/26, 3 PM, Simpson Multipurpose Room, Loyola University, Winthrop & Sheridan. 773-761-1229.

EL McMEEN & LARRY PATTIS Benefit for Batavia Mainstreet. Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

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.

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.

SUSAN TRUMP Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

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: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 9/23, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Tue 9/24, 10 PM, David Allan Coe. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/28, Fallen Angels. 773-384-2547.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Country music at 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Diamondback. Sundays, open jam with Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 9/20, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 9/21, 10 PM, Dalriada. Fri 9/27, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Larkin Brothers. 708-687-9323.

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. Sat 9/28, 9 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-473-5263.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/20, Dal Riada. Sat 9/21, Velvet Green. Fri 9/27, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Sat 9/28, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 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 9/21, Live Bait. Sat 9/28, Madeline MacNeil. 630-393-1247.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: No cover. Sat 9/28, 9 PM, Greg Boerner (upstairs). 630-963-2739.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/20, Hideout Workers Variety Show and 6th annual block party (see Spot Check; benefit for P.L.A.Y. and Tuesday's Child): 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. Mondays, 9 PM, Cantina (no cover). Fri 9/27, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers (no cover). 773-227-4433.

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

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, St. James Gate. Wednesdays, Irish session. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Fri 9/27, Dooley Brothers. Sat 9/28, Salthill Mines. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/23, 9 PM, Gan Ainm (no cover).773-404-9494.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Wed 9/25, "Folk You!" with Bucky Halker, Jen Porter, Allen Keller, and Larry O. Dean. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wed 9/25, 10 PM, Pat Humphries & Sandy Opatow. 773-743-3355.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Tue 9/24, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band, Sherri Farley. Thu 9/26, open mike hosted by Jen. 773-276-9730.

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

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

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: Fri 9/20, 7:30 PM, Carrie Newcomer. Sat 9/21, 7:30 PM, Over the Rhine, Reed Foehl (18 & over show); 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 9/20, Sammy From Miami. Fri 9/27, David Francey. 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. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3232 Lake, Wilmette. 847-256-3220.

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE CENTURY BAND Tue 9/24, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

HOPEFEST 2002 Benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless with Eddy Clearwater, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Otis Clay, Cathy Richardson Band, Lonnie Brooks, House of Daniel Choir. Thu 9/26, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-435-4548 or 312-559-1212.

YOKO NOGE Fri 9/20, 1 PM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/20 and Fri 9/27, 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 PM. Fri 9/20, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 9/21, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sun 9/22, Vino Louden. Mon 9/23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/24, Lindsey Alexander. Wed 9/25, Pistol Pete. Thu 9/26, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 9/29, Jimmy Burns. 773-528-1012.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Eddy Clearwater Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/24, Gloria Shannon Band. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 9/27, and Sat 9/28, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 9/24, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Grana Louise Band. 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, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. 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. Mon 9/23, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 9/24, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Wed 9/25, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Thu 9/26, Percy Strothers. Fri 9/27, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald (no cover); 9 PM, Long John Hunter, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. Sat 9/28, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Rusty Zinn, Eric George. Sun 9/29, Joanna Connor. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/27, Jim Cole & Andon Davis. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/20, Sat 9/21, 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 9/20, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 9/21, Otis Rush. Fri 9/27, Bernard Allison. Sat 9/28, Long John Hunter. 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. Fri 9/27, Microblues. 773-685-8083.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 9/21, Code Blues. Sat 9/28, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; 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 9/21, 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.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 9/21, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

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 9/21, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 9/24, 8:30 PM, Jimbo Delta. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Big Ray (no cover). Sat 9/28, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM; gospel brunch Sundays at 9:30 AM and noon. Fri 9/20, Scott Ellison. Sat 9/21, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Tue 9/24, Midway Ramblers. Wed 9/25, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 9/26, Chicago Playboys. Fri 9/27, Joanna Connor. Sat 9/28, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 9/21, Toronzo Cannon. Sat 9/28, Blue Flames. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Eddie Shaw. 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 9/26, Terry Evans. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Sandra Hall. 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, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Wednesdays, Trimble Quartet. Thursdays, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

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

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-846-7374.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20 and Thu 9/26, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Steepwater. 630-446-4001.

MY PLACE 5652 Dixie Hwy., Markham: Mondays, 9:30 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 708-225-0178.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Sun 9/29, open mike. 847-869-0450.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/21, Jimmy Burns. Sat 9/28, Big Sweaty Men. 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 9/20, Carl Davis Band. Sat 9/21, Mississippi Heat. Sat 9/28, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 9/20, Rhythm City. Sat 9/21, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. Fri 9/27, Woody Johnson Band. Sat 9/28, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 815-477-0340.

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

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/20, Phil Guy (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/21, Jimmy Johnson (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 9/25, Sammy Fender. Thu 9/26, Devil in a Woodpile. Fri 9/27, Terry Evans. Sat 9/28, Eddy Clearwater. 773-645-5200.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Fri 9/20, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 9/20, Sat 9/21, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 9/27, Sharon Lewis. Sat 9/28, Kinsey Report. 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 9/22, Joel Paterson. Tue 9/24, Greg Rockingham. Thu 9/26, John Primer. Sun 9/29, Jon McDonald. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/20, Jimmy Burns. Fri 9/27, Shirley Johnson. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, Naughty Boy Jack. Sat 9/21, Nick Moss. Fri 9/27, Pistol Pete. Sat 9/28, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Ice Cream Men. Mondays and Fri 9/27, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 9/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

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. Fri 9/20, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 9/21, Roy Hytower. Fri 9/27, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 9/28, Michael Coleman. 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.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK WITH JAREK BESTER & THE CRACOW KLEZMER BAND perform as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

SANDIP BURMAN WITH DAVE PIETRO & PAUL BOLLENBACK, SUBURBAN JAZZ VOICES Sat 9/28, 7 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

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. Sat 9/21, 8 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. Wed 9/25, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. Sat 9/28, 7 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 312-344-6245.

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

VON FREEMAN Free in-store performance. Mon 9/23, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

STU GENOVESE & SOFT SOUNDS TRIO Free concert. Fri 9/27, 4:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center Gallery, 72 E. Randolph. 877-244-2246.

DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET, SANDIP BURMAN WITH DAVE PIETRO & PAUL BOLLENBACK Thu 9/26 and Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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

JUBA COLLECTIVE Tue 9/24, 5 PM (free open rehearsal), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-294-3000. Sat 9/28, 10 PM (with Nona Hendryx and guest DJs and musicians as part of the World Music Festival), Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free in-store performance. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

PARIS COMBO Fri 9/20, 8 PM, room J143, Business and Social Science Center Theatre, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

BETHANY PICKENS DUO Free concert. Tue 9/24, 5 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

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.

SPACEWAYS INC., FRED ANDERSON TRIO, JOSH BERMAN GROUP, KEEFE JACKSON'S PROJECT PROJECT perform as part of the 2nd annual WNUR Chicago Sounds Jazzfest. Sat 9/28, 6 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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. Sun 9/22, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

TRIFACTOR, KAHIL EL'ZABAR ENSEMBLE perform as part of the Ascension Loft series. Sat 9/21, 10:30 PM, 17 N. Elizabeth. 312-226-5688.

jazz

clubs

ALLERTON CROWNE PLAZA Taps on Two Lounge, 701 N. Michigan: Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, 5:30-9 PM, pianist Rachel Shaftman. 312-440-1500.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. 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 9/27, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 9/28, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. Sun 9/29, 8:30 AM, Black Arts Week Performance Festival kick-off breakfast with the Jimmy Tillman Trio. 773-483-3100.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Detour. Tue 9/24 through Sat 9/28, Charlie Johnson. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9 PM: Fri 9/20 and Sat 9/21, Bob Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 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 9/20, John Mose Trio. Wed 9/25, Airborne. Fri 9/27, Paul Abella & the New Breed. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/20, Don Stille Trio. Sat 9/21, Sketches in Blue. Fri 9/27, Guy Fricano Sextet. Sat 9/28, Dan Ferris. 630-574-2155.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 9/22, Pete Benson Trio. Thu 9/26, Taku Akiyama. Sun 9/29, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/26, Vinny Golia with Kent Kessler & Jerome Bryerton. Sat 9/28, 9 PM, Mwata Bowden with Harrison Bankhead & Khari B. 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: Sat 9/21, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. 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. Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Johnny Matt Trio. Sat 9/28, 9 PM, Segue Dance Band. 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: Tue 9/24, 9:30 PM, Triage. Wed 9/25, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik & Jarek Bester (World Music Festival concert). 773-276-3600.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Thu 9/26, 6 PM, Charles Matthews (call 773-343-1043 or 708-747-5659 for tickets). 312-326-2300.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 9/28, Marcus Jefferson. 630-435-5288.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Tuesdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazzmasters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 9/22, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. Wed 9/25, 8:30 PM, Sam Burckhardt Nonet. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Yolanda Farina Jazz Ensemble. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 9/26, 7:30 PM, John Mose Trio. 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. Wed 9/25, Dragons 1976. 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. Fri 9/20, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 9/21, Andy Meacham Quartet. Wed 9/25, Jaii Beckley & Dennis Luxion. Thu 9/26, Kirsten Gustafson. Fri 9/27, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Sat 9/28, Steve Evans. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/20, 9:30 PM, Agave. Sun 9/22, 8 PM, New Power Trio (see Critic's Choice). Tue 9/24, 6 PM, Ron Surace Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 9/26, 6 PM, benefit for the Therapy Institute with Kurt Elling & the Laurence Hobgood Trio. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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). Sun 9/22, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Dean Hacker, Jonathan Mastro & Rick Fazio; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 9/23, 9 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/27, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, John Moulder Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/28, 8 PM, John Moulder Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 9/29, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Damon Short Quintet, Don Tisch Ensemble. 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 9/23, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (World Music Festival concert; 18 & over show). 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 9/22, Lantern Marsh with Jaime Fennelley, Chris Peck & James Ilgenfritz. 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 9/20 through Sun 9/22, Danilo Perez Trio (see Critic's Choice). Tue 9/24 through Sun 9/29, Marian McPartland Trio (no 10 PM show 9/24 or 9/25). 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 9/20, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Organ Quartet. 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. Fri 9/27, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 9/28, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz & the Andy Meacham Trio. 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. Fri 9/20, Tom Linsk & Stan Karcz. Sat 9/21 and Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Fri 9/27, Dave Allen & Stan Karcz. Sat 9/28, Stan Karcz & Peter Miletic. 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. Sat 9/21 and Fri 9/27, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Raul Timbal y Su Mambo Jazz Band. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 9/25, 7 PM, Ron Smith Duo. 630-446-4001.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 9/22, 8 PM, Gebhard Ullmann's Conference Call (see Critic's Choice). 847-869-0450.

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 (9/22, Radio Improved with Tim Aubuchon, Mitch Paliga, Patrick Williams & Ryan Bennett; 9/29 with Noname Quartet, Isaiah Spencer). 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 9/20, Don Stiernberg Quartet. Sat 9/21, New Power Trio (see Critic's Choice). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Steve Million Trio. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Yoko Noge Quintet with John Watson. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 9/29, 9:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Band. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/20, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 9/21, BMR4. 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 9/27, Barbara Sfraga Quartet. Sat 9/28, Corky McClerkin Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/21, Ken Chaney Experience. Tue 9/24, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 9/25, Peter Lerner Trio. Fri 9/27, Steve Kessler, Saturday June Band. Sat 9/28, Barbara Sfraga Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/20, Havana. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 9/27, Jazz Solution. 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.

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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Striated Splash, Quentin Arnold, Milkbaby. 773-862-3616.

TOWN HOUSE CAFE & WINE BAR 105 N. 2nd, Saint Charles: Sat 9/27, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 630-584-8603.

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 9/20, Joel Brandon. Sat 9/21, Gebhard Ullmann's Conference Call (see Critic's Choice). 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 9/26, John Goodman Quartet. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, David Boykin's Expanse. 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

ALL-NIGHT HINDUSTANI CONCERT & FESTIVAL with Ulhas Kashalkar (vocal), Mashkoor Ali Khan (vocal), Kushal Das (sitar), Amit Mukherjee (vocal), and others. Sat 9/21, 8 PM-4 AM, Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, 11 S 80, Rte. 83, Hinsdale. 630-654-3370.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK WITH JAREK BESTER & THE CRACOW KLEZMER BAND perform as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

BRATKO BIBIC & THE MADLEYS accompany the silent film In the Family Garden as 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.

ANOUAR BRAHEM TRIO performs as part of the World Music Festival. Thu 9/26, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010. Fri 9/27, 3 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan, 312-573-0564; 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th, 773-445-3838.

CRISTINA BRANCO performs as part of the World Music Festival. Thu 9/26, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Fri 9/27, 12:30 PM (free performance, interview, and live radio broadcast), Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CRISTINA BRANCO, IRENE FARRERA & VENEZUELA VIVA perform as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/27, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KEMANI CEMAL WITH GROUP SULUKULE perform as part of the World Music Festival; free admission. Mon 9/23, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Wed 9/25, noon, Daley Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

CRACOW KLEZMER BAND performs as part of the World Music Festival; free admission. Wed 9/25, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Thu 9/26, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SAMUEL DEL REAL performs music from his CD Piano Caliente. Wed 9/25, 8 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 62 E. 11th. 312-431-1330.

POLLY FERMAN & DANIEL BINELLI perform with dancers Claudio Hoffman & Pilar Alvarez as part of the concert "Argentina & Uruguay: Tango." Sun 9/22, 7 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-431-1330.

WADE FERNANDEZ, MARK CLEVELAND BAND perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/22, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FRA FRA SOUND, DOUGLAS EWART CLARINET CHOIR perform as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

GANGBE BRASS BAND, FRANK LONDON'S KLEZMER BRASS ALL-STARS perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GANGBE BRASS BAND performs as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/28, 2 PM, Rogers Park Community Day Parade, Loyola Park, Greenleaf & Sheridan. 312-742-1938. Sun 9/29, 3 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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. Fri 9/20, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET, SANDIP BURMAN WITH DAVE PIETRO & PAUL BOLLENBACK Thu 9/26 and Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TLEN-HUICANI performs as part of the World Music Festival; free concert. Mon 9/23, noon, Daley Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JAGUARES See Spot Check. Fri 9/20, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

JUBA JAM Musicians from the JUBA Collective, Yerba Buena, and Truco & Zaperoko perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/22, 2 PM, Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1400 N. Humboldt. 312-397-4010.

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

ALI AKBAR KHAN performs as part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/29, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MORIKEBA KOUYATE, YANG WEI & BETTY XIANG Free performance, interview, and live radio broadcast as part of the World Music Festival. Tue 9/24, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

LATIN DANCE REVUE 2002 Benefit for Chicago Cares and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with Lisa la Boriqua and Latin Street Dance Company. Sat 9/28, 8 PM, and Sun 9/29, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-559-1212.

FRANK LONDON'S KLEZMER ALL-STARS perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/28, 2 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

BOBAN MARKOVIC ORKESTAR performs as part of the World Music Festival; free concert. Fri 9/27, noon, Daley Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NATIVE AMERICAN EQUINOX CELEBRATION WITH TLEN-HUICANI as part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/22, 6 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NUEVO AMANECER Sat 9/28, 7 PM, Cristo Rey High School, 1852 W. 22nd. 312-641-5151.

PARIS COMBO Fri 9/20, 8 PM, room J143, Business and Social Science Center Theatre, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

MIGUEL POVEDA performs as part of the World Music Festival. Wed 9/25, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State, 312-606-0750; 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, 773-728-6000. Thu 9/26, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th, 773-445-3838.

MIGUEL POVEDA, ANOUAR BRAHEM TRIO Free performance, interview, and live radio broadcast as part of the World Music Festival. Thu 9/26, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RABO DE LAGARTIXA WITH ESTEVAO TEIXEIRA Free World Music Festival concert. Sat 9/28, 1 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

RADIO TARIFA performs as part of the World Music Festival. Wed 9/25, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

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

SUSANA SEIVANE, POLISH HIGHLANDERS Free performance, interview, and live radio broadcast as part of the World Music Festival. Mon 9/23, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SUSANA SEIVANE, LUCIANA SOUZA & ROMERO LUBAMBO 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.

SONES DE MEXICO World Music Festival concert. Fri 9/27, 7 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-665-7400.

OMAR SOSA OCTET Free in-store performance as part of the World Music Festival. Mon 9/23, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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.

LUCIANA SOUZA & ROMERO LUBAMBO 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.

SZASZCSAVAS, BISSEROV SISTERS perform as part of the World Music Festival. Thu 9/26, 8 PM, Polish Highlander Hall, 4808 S. Archer. 773-523-7632.

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

TRUCO Y ZAPEROKO Free performance as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/20, 7 PM, Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1400 N. Humboldt. 312-397-4010.

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

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 9/28, 11 PM, Gogol Bordello, Szaszcsavas (World Music Festival concert). 773-478-4408.

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). Wed 9/25, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik & Jarek Bester (World Music Festival concert). Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Fangoria, Karma Sutra (World Music Festival concert). 773-276-3600.

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). Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Rabo de Lagartixa with Estevao Teixeira, Kevin O'Donnell & the National Quartet, Rebecca Gates (World Music Festival concert). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: World Music Festival programs Fri 9/20 through Sun 9/29. Fri 9/20, 9:30 PM, Mamar Kassey, Luciana Souza & Romero Lubambo. Sat 9/21, 9:30 PM, Yerba Buena, Truco y Zaperoko, DJ Madrid. Sun 9/22, 8 PM, Omar Sosa Octet, Tama. Mon 9/23, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over show). Tue 9/24, 8 PM, Radio Tarifa, Kemani Cemal with Group Sulukule. Wed 9/25, 8 PM, Les Yeux Noirs, Bisserov Sisters. Thu 9/26, 8 PM, Fra Fra Sound, Cristina Branco, Erwin Helfer Trio. Fri 9/27, 9:30 PM, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars. Sat 9/28, 9:30 PM, Susana Baca, Gingarte Capoeira. Sun 9/29, 8 PM, Gangbe Brass Band, Lo'Jo. 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). Thu 9/26, 9 PM, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Les Yeux Noirs (World Music Festival concert). 773-404-9494.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. 847-869-0450.

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

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with horn soloist John Cerminaro (R. Strauss, Copland, Schumann). Sun 9/29, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

PAWEL CHECINSKI piano. Sun 9/29, 4 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5400 N. Saint Louis. 773-539-4900.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller conducts "music about pleasures of the palate." Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 9/29, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Bach, Schubert, Hindemith). Sun 9/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 773-342-5226.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with pianist Dmitry Rachmanov (Dvorak, Beethoven, Elgar). Mon 9/23, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Wed 9/25, 7:30 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 312-341-3511 or 312-341-3512.

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. Mon 9/23, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 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.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA perform music of Ravel in a lecture-concert. Fri 9/27, 10 AM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3170.

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

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.

TODD FICKLEY organ, in a free concert (Bach, Durufle, Distler, Neswick, Walton). Fri 9/27, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

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.

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.

DARA HOBBS soprano, in a free concert. Mon 9/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

VLADIMIR LEYETCHKISS Sun 9/29, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 9/21, 7 PM, and Tue 9/24 and Sat 9/28, 7:30 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. Mon 9/23, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 N. Adams. Wed 9/25, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 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.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FACULTY MUSICALE features music of Liszt, Ferko, Thomas, and others. Free admission. Mon 9/23, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland, conductor, with soprano Kathryn Cunningham in a free concert (Schubert, Rimsky-Korsakov, Caccini). Sun 9/29, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

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.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Huydts, Mozart, Schumann). Sun 9/22, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET (Mendlessohn, Brahms, Carter). Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LES PETITS CHANTEURS, CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR, STE. TRINITE STRING QUINTET Sat 9/28, 7 PM, and Sun 9/29, 10 AM (religious service), Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-624-3185.

POCKET OPERA PLAYERS Carmen Tellez conducts John Eaton's Don Quixote and . . . inasmuch. 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.

DIANE RAGAINS, RUTH LIDECKA, JAY MORRISEY, AND PHIL KRAUS soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone (Handel, Rodgers). Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-366-2288.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL CHOIR William P. Crosbie, conductor, with baritone Jeffrey Strauss and pianist Deborah Sobol (Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs). Tue 9/24, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 773-787-7360 or 312-751-6724.

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.

ROBERT SIMS baritone, in a memorial tribute to William Warfield. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe. 773-442-4978.

TRIO CAPRICE, QUINTUPLEX Sun 9/29, 4 PM, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

KATRINA WALTER, MELODY LORD, AND CORY HILL flute, piano, and marimba, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Ibert, Takemitsu, Genin). Free admission. Wed 9/25, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

YING QUARTET Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington: Sat 9/21, 8 PM (Bolcom, Pann, Beethoven). Sun 9/22, 3 PM, with clarinetist John Bruce Yeh (Brahms, Beethoven, Pann). See Critic's Choice. 312-243-9233.

fairs & festivals

DOWNTOWN OAK PARK OKTOBERFEST North and Marion, Oak Park: Fri 9/20, 5:30 PM, Bumblebee 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, Starcandy; 4 PM, David Young; 6:30 PM, Nick Colionne. 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.

ELMHURST CITY CENTRE UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY York between First and Second Sts., Elmhurst: Sat 9/28, 3 PM, Dick Theml's Memory Aires; 5 PM, Johnny Rome; 6 PM, Sound & the Fury Swing Band; 8 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 630-993-1600.

57TH STREET CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR 57th and Kimbark: Sun 9/22, 2 PM, Tlen-Huicani; 3 PM, Susan Salidor; 2:30 PM, Hyde Park Youth Symphony; 4 PM, Joel Frankel. 773-536-8103.

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.

HARVEST FEST Arvey Field, Grant Park, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr.: Sat 9/21, noon, David Azizi; 1 PM, The Truth About; 2 PM, Pinheads; 3 PM, Born Against Time; 4 PM, Genral Patton & his Privates; 5 PM, Los Marijuanos; 6:30 PM, Oucho Sparks; 8 PM, Speargrass. Sun 9/22, noon, Andreas Kapsalis; 1 PM, Electric Medicine; 2 PM, Blues Monks; 3 PM, Hispanic Panic; 4 PM, Brother Noopsi; 5 PM, Kei Key Bu; 6 PM, Old #8; 7:30 PM, Jack Straw. 708-795-1146.

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; 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, 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.

ST. ALPHONSUS OKTOBERFEST St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington: Fri 9/27, 6 PM, Alpiners; 8:30 PM, Paloma. Sat 9/28, 1 PM, Mike & Sally; 3 PM, Free Beer; 6:30 PM, Maggie Speaks; 9 PM, Underwater People. 773-525-0709.

miscellaneous

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concert with the Midnight Circus & others. Sun 9/29, 4 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-1322 or 312-559-1212.

RALPH'S WORLD Free children's concert. 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, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

SHAKURA ENSEMBLE RITUAL THEATRE performs "Cycles of Life" under the direction of Steven Young. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School Auditorium, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-743-7372.

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, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

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