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Rock, Pop, etc.

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AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute concert. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

NICHOLAS BARRON'S GALAXY 5 performs as part of the MCA's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 10/4, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

BUCKINGHAMS, IDES OF MARCH, CRYAN' SHAMES Sun 10/6, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DAVID CASSIDY Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

CHER, CYNDI LAUPER Benefit for the Children's Craniofacial Association. Tue 10/8, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE STUDENT JAM SESSION hosted by Joe Cerqua with Doug Lofstrom & Frank Donaldson; free admission. Thu 10/10, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

JEANNE COTTER Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, St. Michael's Catholic Church, 14327 Highland, Orland Park. 708-873-4627.

CATIE CURTIS, ELLEN ROSNER Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RICH DANIELS QUARTET, MIKE & JOE perform at the Casino Swing 2002 benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Cristo Rey High School, Rush Pediatrics, and the Rehab Institute of Chicago. Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Union Station, 310 S. Canal. 312-409-3454.

LARRY O. DEAN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/4, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

EMILY SPARKS Free in-store performance. Tue 10/8, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

KEITH ERIC & WATERHOUSE Free concert. Wed 10/9, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

EVE Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA under the direction of Larry O'Brien. Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

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.

KIMI HAYES Free concert. Fri 10/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HERMAN'S HERMITS, GARY PUCKETT, GRASS ROOTS Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

HIP FETISH Free in-store performance. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JARS OF CLAY Thu 10/10, 7 PM (with opening band the Elms; all-ages), Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212. Sun 10/13, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN KANNENBURG Free concert of electronic improvised music. Tue 10/8, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

KNOCKOUT, TOMSAWYER, RETRO MORNING, FALLOUT BOY Fri 10/4, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

LUCKY DUBE, DUB DIS, URAS, BONNIE JACKSON, DEVON BROWN Sat 10/5, 10 PM, E2, 2347 S. Michigan. 312-326-2300.

DOUG MARTSCH, MIKE JOHNSON

See Critic's Choice. Sun 10/6, 10 PM (18 & over), Mon 10/7, 6:30 PM (all-ages; also with Ian Waters) and 11 PM (18 & over), and Tue 10/8, 9 PM (18 & over; also with Ian Waters), Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700 or 312-559-1212.

COLLEEN McHUGH Free concert. Tue 10/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NO DOUBT, GOOD CHARLOTTE, DISTILLERS Fri 10/11, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

KEVIN O'BRIEN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

PELICAN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/11, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

RED LIGHTS, MASCOTTS, NO COMPLY, COUGHS Sat 10/5, 6 PM, New World Resource Center, 2600 W. Fullerton. 773-227-4011.

RUSTED ROOT, MIKE DOUGHTY Tue 10/8, 7 PM, Joseph Gentile Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 800-756-9652.

SECOND HAND POETS free in-store performance. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

THE STROKES, YOU AM I, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR Sold out. Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

THOTH, TAMPICO Sat 10/12, 7 and 10 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

25 SUAVES, MAMMAL, NO DOCTORS, 36 INVISIBLES, LIFE ROCKS, FALSE SEX Free concert. Sat 10/12, 9 PM, Reynolds Club, University of Chicago, 5706 S. University. 773-702-8289.

CARLOS VIVES, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA Fri 10/4, 8:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CRIS WILLIAMSON, HOLLY NEAR Benefit for the Unitarian Church of Evanston and Housing Opportunities for Women. Sat 10/5, 7 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 10/5, 5 PM, Rory Lake's Battle of the One-Man Bands (18 & over; no cover); 9 PM, Uno-a-Go-Go one-man band festival with Lonesome Organist, Brick Layer Cake, Homer Henderson, Monotrana, TV Sheriff, Entrance, Steve Lamos, Skimask & the Bucketmen, Panicsville (18 & over). Sun 10/6, 9 PM, Box-o-Car, Capitol Years, Read Letter. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thu 10/10, 9 PM, Melt-Banana, Grand Ulena, Salvo Beta, He Who Corrupts (18 & over). Fri 10/11, 10 PM, Hothouse Flowers, Colin Devlin. Sat 10/12, 8 PM, +/-, Auto Pilot Off, the Reputation, Everybody Uh-Oh (18 & over). 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Zuaz. Thursdays, DJ Zanman. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Too Much Funk. Sundays, DJ Double J. Tuesdays, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, DJs Mike Z & Too Much Funk. 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 10/4, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Sat 10/5, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 10/11, Dogs Undecided. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 10/4, Olde Style, the Me Decade, Mathie. Sat 10/5, Watershed, M.O.T.O., Deans. Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Lori Wyatt, Mark Sheehy & los Architectos del Amor. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/8, Bella Trevelle, Blue Shade Witness. Wed 10/9, Dead Raccoons, Digital Kill. Thu 10/10, Double Forte, My Life. Fri 10/11, Jason Loewenstein, Pedal Steel Transmission, Jim Yoshi Pileup. Sat 10/12, Waste, Jesus & the Devil, Decibators, Watsonville Patio. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Wunderlust, Imperial Deluxe, Simple Something, Mindshaft. Sat 10/5, Transition Transistor, Audreys, Filament Circus Sound, Stories for Boys. Thu 10/10, Hockey Dads, Discommected, Hope Kills Fear. Fri 10/11, Killie McGee, Frantic Appetite. Sat 10/12, Skinvent, Norge Glass Co. 773-384-0043.

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

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-535-4800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Cornmeal, John McKay. Sat 10/5, Hushdrops. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wed 10/9, Ulu. Thu 10/10, In Theory. Fri 10/11, Patty Elvis. Sat 10/12, Huge Pontoons, Stickfight. 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.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 10/4, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 10/11, Jimmy Mac. 847-550-1127.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/11, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJs Pat B., Mike G. & Rockstar. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, open mike. Fri 10/11, Trophy Husbands, Ol' Yeller. Sat 10/12, Torturing Elvis. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/5, Drubins, Wanderers, Sometime 7, Hot Dog City. 312-922-6392.

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

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

CIGS 366 Northwest Hwy., Cary: Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-516-8585.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, DJ Carrie Monster. Thu 10/10, DJs Benny & Marco spin death rock and horror punk. 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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Shockwave spins reggae. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Hat Guys. Sat 10/5, Goodband.com. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 10/11, Magpie. Sat 10/12, Statik. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM; Fridays, DJ Marty B.; Saturdays, DJ Lou Dogg. Sat 10/5, Exceptions. Sat 10/12, Rockin' Riviera Revue. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/4, 9:30 PM, Jump 'n' the Saddle, Workin' Man. Wed 10/9, 9 PM, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd with Crash Poet, Lift Point, Ill Root. Thu 10/10, 9 PM, unsigned band showcase with Orson's Well, Neon Black, Wish. Fri 10/11, 9:30 PM, Domestic Problems, Push Down & Turn, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Hello Dave, Ellen Rosner, CWB. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/4, Snowshoe Crabs. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Alex & the All-Stars, Smalls. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 10/11, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 10/12, Wunderlich. 847-541-4700.

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

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Lucia Spina; 10:30 PM, Bill Larkin. Sat 10/5, 8 and 10:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Lucia Spina; 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Wed 10/9, Thu 10/10, and Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Charlene Brooks. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Charlene Brooks; 10:30 PM, Bill Larkin. Sun 10/13, 7 PM, Charlene Brooks; 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 7:30 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, Souls for Rent, DJs MD & Johnny Price. Saturdays, DJs Ethan David & Johnny Price. Tuesdays, Johnny Price spins breakbeat. 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 10/6, Sol Reys, DJs Mark & Pete. Mon 10/7, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 10/8, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 10/9, DJ Jayson spins country & western. Thu 10/10, DJ John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, 1000 Vertical Ft. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Supermint, Lovehammers, Synge, Head On (sold out). Thu 10/10, 9 PM, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, DJ Lou Dooben. Fri 10/11, 10 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Anne Heaton, Edie Carey. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, Ramsay Midwood. Sun 10/13, 9 PM, Simmering, Mighty Fine Machine, Sapo. 773-489-3160.

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

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Voices (no cover). 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Only Sons. Sat 10/5, Jane Doe Band. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/11, Peg 7. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8:30 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 10/4, Underwater People. Sat 10/5, Karma, 20 Over. Sun 10/6, Julie Dutchak & Dave Tamkin. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 10/9, G'tar Man Dave. Thu 10/10, Quantum Leep. Fri 10/11, King Solomon's Grave, Never the Hero, Paul Allodi. Sat 10/12, Core, Pimps, Dave Tamkin & Jason Vinluan. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Nine 24, Snaggs, Joe Bigsley. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Vagiant, E.M. Grueve, 5 Penny Theatre. Sun 10/6, 8 PM, Dolomites, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret; 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 10/8, Johnny Five Gallon, Family Groove Co. Wed 10/9, Treason Brothers, Outlaw Family Band. Thu 10/10, Richard Neal Miller, Odde, Summer Chance. Fri 10/11, Exo, Moda, Gelheads, Julie Korman. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Roho, Three Minute Mile, Alphabet. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Detachment Kit, Love Life (see Spot Check), My Name Is Rar-Rar. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Ghost (see Spot Check), Glenn Kotche, El Guapo. Sun 10/6, noon, Uno-a-Go-Go one-man band festival closing party and noise brunch with Aerospace Soundwise, Goat, Ernst Karel, Lunaken, Mammal, Irene Moon (see Critic's Choice), Pod Blatz, Rob Ray, Seafoam, Mike Shiflet, Vertonen, Zombi; 9:30 PM, Xiu Xiu (see Spot Check), Old Time Relijun, Pegasus. Mon 10/7, 9:30 PM, L'Spaerow, Maserati, Paper Lions. Tue 10/8, 9:30 PM, Aluminum Group, Emily Sparks, Seana Carmody. Thu 10/10, 10 PM, Von Bondies, Kills, Blackouts. Fri 10/11, 10 PM, Bellrays, Means, Oranges. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Do Make Say Think, Fly Pan Am, Timeout Drawer. Sun 10/13, 9:30 PM, Burning Brides, Redline, Blackouts. 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 10/4, Big Mo & the Phat Groove. 312-266-1944.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. 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 10/4, Wookie Luv. Sat 10/5, Video Stars. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 10/10, Smalls. Fri 10/11, 7Deez. Sat 10/12, Mooch. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. 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 10/4, Uno-a-Go-Go one-man band festival with Bob Log III, King Louie One Man Band, Euphone, Margaret Dollrod, World Provider, Bud Melvin, Hungry Ghost, Rhythm Chicken, Buh Zombie. Sat 10/5, Enon, Happy Supply, Tale of Genji. Sun 10/6, New Bomb Turks, Baseball Furies, Phenoms. Mon 10/7, Digger, Billy Music. Wed 10/9, Standard, Pinebender, Moped Band. Fri 10/11, Pansy Division, Plus Ones, Crush, Flatus. Sat 10/12, Shelter, Keepsake, Bayside, Me Without You. Sun 10/13, Tomsawyer, Murder in the Red Barn, Holden's Catch. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 10/5, 9:30 PM, Vanessa Davis Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Wed 10/9, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Jodi Kaitlyn, Bob Stroud, Stephanie Rogers, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. Thu 10/10, 9 PM, Kevin Gordon, Claire Holley (see Critic's Choice). Fri 10/11, 9 PM, Fallen Angels, Lucky Ones, Mark Anderson Band. Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. 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 10/4, Steve Kessler & the Saturday June Band. Sat 10/5, Tumbleweed. Sundays, open jam session (no cover). 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Zion & Brian Paul spin (upstairs). Fri 10/4, Breakin' Strings. Sat 10/5, Juke Band. Thu 10/10, Mighty Joe. Fri 10/11, Posin' (Poison tribute). 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Fridays and Mondays, 8 PM, Three Dollar Bill accompanies Nomenil Theatre Company's production of Pushin' Up Roses. 773-271-4598.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 10/4, Generations. Fri 10/11, Hello Dave. 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 and Tuesdays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Chris B spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Molly Showcase with Bart Davenport, Perfume. Sat 10/5, People Like Me, Heavy Mental. Mon 10/7, Ron Cooper. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 10/11, Frank Tribes Group, Sweet Medicine, Fred Prellberg. Sat 10/12, Whiskey Drill, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/5, Kondziolka Reunion (Grateful Dead tribute). Sat 10/12, Abu. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Rudy De La Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy De La Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 10/7, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 10/5, 7:30 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Jeff Roscoe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 10/6, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Mon 10/7, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 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. Sat 10/12, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 10/13, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & 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: No cover. Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Something 7, Revolver. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 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 (no cover). 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 10/4, Detholz, Phistine Verona, Coma Savants. Sat 10/5, Entrinzic, Dimebox. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Thu 10/10, Mindsight 20/20, Second Seed. Fri 10/11, Sour Deluxe, E-Mics, Dayna Malow. Sat 10/12, Union, Rockaway Cobra, Silt. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. Tue 10/8, 7 PM, Michael Rodio. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/4, 10 PM, SubArachnoid Space (see Spot Check), Grimble Grumble, Innerthrone. Sat 10/5, 9:30 PM, Puerto Muerto (see Spot Check), Barbeau; 12:30 AM, DJ Nick Devin. Mon 10/7, 11:30 PM, open mike hosted by Jack Sweeney. Wed 10/9, 9 PM, Katy, Goldenboy, Family Outing. Thu 10/10, 9 PM, Bloodyminded, Laminator perform as part of the Z Film Festival. Fri 10/11, 9 PM, Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show with Tommy Connell, Sally Timms, Kelly Hogan, Kevin O'Donnell & Tom V. Ray, Mark Greenberg & Rebecca Gates. Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, Light FM, Ill Lit, David Singer; 12:30 AM, DJ Tainted Love. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 10/4, Abstract Giants, David Stagle & the Burning Daylights. Sat 10/5, P53, Tom Chase Band, Enamur. Wednesdays, open mike. 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.

HOT SHOTS 2S610 Route 59, Warrenville: Fri 10/11, 10 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-393-1241.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 10/4, Matt Russell. Tuesdays, Jim Roney. Wednesdays, Maya. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Umphrey's McGee, OM Trio (18 & over). Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Stone Sour, Chevelle, Sinch (all-ages). Wed 10/9, 6:30 PM, Reel Big Fish, Starting Line, Kicks (all-ages). Fri 10/11, Bjorn Again (ABBA tribute; 18 & over). Sat 10/12, Soulive (18 & over). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/4, E-Mics. Tue 10/8 through Fri 10/11, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/4, Mark Harrod Project. Thu 10/10, Ben Arnold. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Roy Ayers. 312-266-2400.

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

J.J. KELLEY'S 2445 Bernice, Lansing: Music after 8 PM. Fri 10/4, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush. 708-474-9977.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/4, dueling pianos with Deuces Wild, Tuck Pence. Sat 10/5, Hairbanger's Ball. Sun 10/6, Beatnuts, Non-Phixion, Juice. Fri 10/11, Liquid Soul. Sat 10/12, Underwater People, Weed Street Band. Sun 10/13, 9 PM, F8 with Leif Garrett. 312-337-3486.

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

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Crookshanks, Psychobilly Cadillacs. Sat 10/5, Underwater People. Wed 10/9, Changes, Sometimes 7. Fri 10/11, Missile. Sat 10/12, Dazy Head Mazy. 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 10/4, 9 PM, Muchacha, Reagan National Crash Diet, Peelers. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Silents, Planet of the Planets. Thu 10/10, 9 PM, Analog Radio, Unibrow. Fri 10/11, 9 PM, Baseball Furies, Ponies, Functional Blackouts. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Temple of Low Men, Milk Plow. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Blue Rodeo, Cash Brothers. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Zincs, Tallulah, Leroy Bach. Tue 10/8, 8 PM, Todd Snider, Mike Plume. Wed 10/9, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 10/10, 9 PM, Drive, Lyla Stone. Fri 10/11, 10 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Bree Sharp. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Harmony Riley, Tamar Berk, Daybirds. 773-404-9494.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 10/5, 9 PM, Cinerama, Frames, VHS or Beta (see Spot Check), Ballboy (see Critic's Choice; 18 & over). Sun 10/6, 6 PM, F magazine release party with DJ Joe Shanahan, author Irvine Welsh, and others. Wed 10/9, 6:30 PM, Mooney Suzuki (see Spot Check), Sahara Hotnights (see Spot Check), Realistics, Washdown (all-ages). Thu 10/10, 6:30 PM, Sleater-Kinney (see Critic's Choice), Quails (all-ages; sold out). Fri 10/11, 6:30 PM, Sleater-Kinney (see Critic's Choice), Quails (all-ages); 11:30 PM, North Mississippi All-Stars, Mofro (18 & over). Sat 10/12, 5:30 PM, PXL, Starstruck, Silent Treatment, Much the Same; 11:30 PM, Clinic, Apples in Stereo, the Standard (18 & over). Sun 10/13, 6:30 PM, Tub Ring, Monster Trux, Breaking Benjamin, Acumen Nation (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 10/4, 9 PM, EM Grueve. Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, Atomic Martinis. 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. Sat 10/5, Dave Anderson & Burt Fonte. 847-259-9724.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 10/4, 9 PM, DJs spin. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Red Line. Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rovers. Sun 10/13, 8 PM, tribute to FDNY with Joe Cantafio. 708-366-8073.

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

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 10/4, Godwafer. Sat 10/5, Za Band. Thu 10/10, I Attack, More Fucked, Insult to Injury. 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. Thu 10/10, 9 PM, Future Rock. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. Sat 10/12, 9 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six; 11 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 10/5, noon, open mike. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (10/10 with Samaiya Ewing & Your Hero). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Shadow Tribe, Zehenia Koval, DJs J.B. & Red Lox. Sat 10/5, Jason Blake, Jacobstone, DJ Dirty MF. Sundays, 10 PM, DJs Form & 8. Mon 10/7, Truth in Fiction, DJ Jason. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Consolidated hip-hop and freestyle open mike with Alo, Fuego, I-Ron & Larry Millah. Wed 10/9, Starch Martins, Stall; 1:30 AM, DJ Form. Fri 10/11, Fly Williams, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 10/12, Freekbass, Ascendant, DJ Dirty MF. 773-489-0011.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Even Flow (Pearl Jam tribute), Quarterlife. Sat 10/5, Tossers, Stank Willie. Tue 10/8, Reggie (no cover). Fri 10/11, Mr. Myers, Squai. Sat 10/12, Prank. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/4, Sonnets. Sat 10/5, Poster Children, Ruth Buzzy. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Thu 10/10, Chi-Town Reggae. Fri 10/11, Buzzards, J.J. Tindall, Sun Dog. Sat 10/12, Wellstones. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Rudy Gonzalez, Marty, Josh James (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Fri 10/11, Menthol. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 10/10, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/5, Paul Allodi. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Slip Mickey. Sat 10/5, Joe Moss Band. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Mexican Cheerleader, Sidecar, Libido Grande, A Band Called Blower. Sat 10/5, Heather's Damage, Negligents, Wendy Schneider. Sun 10/6, Chalet Chalet, Replicator, Microwaves. Tue 10/8, Stinking Lizaveta, Holy Ghost, Rube Waddell. Wed 10/9, Palms. Thu 10/10, Crimson Sweet. Fri 10/11, Big Breakfast, Cooksie. Sat 10/12, Scotty Karate, End of the West. Sun 10/13, Someday I, Polymer, Dutchmen. 773-248-3093.

PUB 222 222 Main, St. Charles: Thu 10/10, 8 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-584-4222.

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. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 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 10/9, 7 PM, Dave Andersen. 847-520-1222.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Arturo Santana; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thu 10/10, 8:30 PM, Robbie Fulks. 312-738-9971.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Julie Dutchak, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 10/5, Black Orchid, Withdrawal. Sundays, 7 PM, Dave Uhrich & friends. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Ryan Fletcher. Thu 10/10, Trading Brains, Stigma Doll. Fri 10/11, Lydon Moon, Eric Mantel. Sat 10/12, Meqqa, Haeger's Bend, Life Without, Driven. 847-670-8888.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Tue 10/8, 8 PM, Dave Andersen. 847-295-7140.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys (see Spot Check), Damnations, Mary Janes. Sat 10/5, 6:30 PM, Written in the Sand, Atari Star, Rutabega (all-ages); 10 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Jeep, Brooklyn Cowboys. Sun 10/6, 9 PM, Curlew (see Critic's Choice). Mon 10/7, 8 PM, "Thax Marks the Spot" with the Bolts, Intelligent Dennis, C.H.E.D., Mushroom (18 & over). Tue 10/8, 9 PM, Tift Merritt, Catherine Irwin. Wed 10/9, 7:30 PM, Rosey; 9 PM, Tift Merritt, Anna Fermin. Thu 10/10, 8 PM, Haven, Division of Laura Lee. Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, K., A-Set (18 & over); 10 PM, Karate, Chris Brokaw, Check Engine. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Tenki, Pleasant Grove, Peter Andreadis. Sun 10/13, 8 PM, Jason Anderson, Khaela, Mike Kinsella, Michael Johnson (Jawbreaker tribute; 18 & over). 773-525-2508.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Sat 10/5, 9:30 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Stevie Starlite. 847-991-2150.

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

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 10/4, 10 PM, D'z Nutz, Bad News Jones. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Speechworks, Casual, Pacifics, DJs Rude One & Doc West. Fri 10/11, Youngblood Brass Band, Molemen. In the lounge: Fridays, DJ Verb. Saturdays, DJ Trew. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane & D-Double, hip-hop open mike hosted by Voltaire & Rexford. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bad News Jones. 773-278-6600.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Mondays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic, industrial & dance. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos. 312-274-9500.

SYNERGY II 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Music after 10 PM. Sat 10/5, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Tempered Faith. 630-231-6000.

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 10/4, 7 PM, Felix McTeigue, Cathy Braaten, Amy Speace, Tom Orland, Ralston Bowles. Sat 10/5, 6 PM, Paris Delane; 8 PM, Jonathan Rundman, Kate Morrissey, Rachel Gaudry. Sun 10/6, Aerin Tedesco, Fojimoto, Kristin Shout. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 10/10, Andrew Calhoun, Jimmy Atto, Rose Fries. Fri 10/11, Brenda Weiler, Seth Horan. Sat 10/12, Dave Boutette, Annie Capps, Tony Piscotti. Sun 10/13, Erich Specht, Jay Mathes, John Sabal. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Surly, the Industry. Sat 10/5, Imperative Reaction, Azoic. Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VERANDA 4642 N. Francisco: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 10/5, Ripleys. 773-588-4549.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: 18 & over shows at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/4, Lying in States, Danglers. Fri 10/11, Buck 50, Jim Roll, Casey Mehan & Late Night Radio. 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. Fri 10/4, Ark Band. Sat 10/5, Melaku, Carl Brown. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. Thu 10/10, Aswah Greggori. Fri 10/11, Flex Crew. Sat 10/12, Stagalag, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/4, Smokestack, Perpetual Groove. Sat 10/5, Halias. Mon 10/7, 8 PM, Ralph Covert's Old Town School of Folk Music singer/songwriter showcase with Laura Doherty, Stephanie Fletcher, Donna Adler, Maureen Brill & others (no cover). Tue 10/8, Blues Monks (no cover). Wed 10/9, Daniel James Band (no cover). Thu 10/10, Musical Outfits, My Secret Service. Fri 10/11, Flapjacks, Kimi Hayes. Sat 10/12, 56 Hope Road, Del Mar. 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. Tue 10/8, Mach 1, DJ M-Pulse. Thursdays, Jim Wodjyla, DJ Marty B. 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. 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 (10/5 with Shaka 23; 10/12 with Jesse Saunderson). 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. Fri 10/4, DJs Derrick Carter, Oscar McMillan, Michael Serafini, Josh Werner & Angelist. 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 ORO 3109 W. Irving Park: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM. Sat 10/5, DJs Kwik, Vialgo, Exta-C, Rampage, Big Boy Garcia, Scream & Flex. 773-463-3579.

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 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/4, Jes One, Agent 47, Ernie Vega, Chris Tomasone, DJ Fritz. Sat 10/5, John Curley, Chris Walsh, Mark Centennial, Ritchie King, Pedzie. 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.

DJ TUCCI, KARMA SUTRA Give Peace a Dance event features video projection of dance parties worldwide as part of the Earth Dance: Global Party for Peace. Benefit for the Legacy Project for Kids. Sat 10/12, 6 PM-midnight, Adidam Center & Bookstore, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-250-3564.

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, Pat Mann & Slim. Tuesdays, Double J. In Club X: Thursdays, 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.

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

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

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJs Frique & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 773-528-3400.

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

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 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.

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 (Fri 10/4 with DJ Jermaine). Saturdays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Confusion, Billy the Kid, Mark Almonte, Peter Haze. 312-491-1931.

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.

OXYGEN 1529 W. Armitage: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Vaughn Woods, John Hernandez, Sin, Mark Matraz, Kwik, Eddie B. House. 773-394-9106.

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. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 10/9, Matrix, Flipside, Brandon S, Droopy. 773-278-1009.

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

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

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

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & 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 10/4, Lady D, Dayhota, Matty. Sat 10/5, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs Rekleiner & Darius Hurley spin American and British punk. Thu 10/10, Bugz in the Attic's Afronaught & Daz-i-kue. Fri 10/11, Colette, DJ_S. Sat 10/12, DJ Heather, Mark Grant. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thu 10/10, Little Louie Vega. Fri 10/11, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-787-4480.

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. Fri 10/11, Chris Tomasone, Vitamin G, DJ Confusion. 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 Peña. 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.

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. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 10/5, Lee Combs, Mazi, Chris Gin, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Sat 10/12, Evolution, Noel Sanger, Johnny Chaos, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. 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 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Structure & Theory. Saturdays, DJs Mike Z & Mach 1 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 10/4, Traxx, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 10/5, Tobias, Bear Who?, Andre Harris, PNS. Fri 10/11, Ruben Mancias, DJ Monna, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 10/12, Marco Carola. 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

THE BERRYMANS Sat 10/12, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

CHIRPS, STEVE COHEN Fri 10/11, 8 PM, gazebo, Prairie Crossing, Route 45 and Route 137, Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, CHRIS McNAMARA Sat 10/12, 7:30 PM, Streets of Yesteryear, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

CATIE CURTIS, ELLEN ROSNER Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVE EVANS & RIVERBEND, CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Fri 10/4, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

JEWELS & BINOCULARS with Michael Moore, Lindsey Horner & Michael Vatcher (Bob Dylan tribute); See Critic's Choice; free admission. Sat 10/5, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BONNIE KOLOC, ED HOLSTEIN Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

DAVID MALLET, KATE CAMPBELL Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

BILL MORRISSEY, RACHAEL DAVIS Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

WILLIE NELSON Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY PATTIS Fri 10/4, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

RICK PICKREN, DREW CARSON benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/5, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171 or 630-964-4871.

JOHN PRINE, IRIS DEMENT Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SAG VALLEY BOYS Free in-store performance. Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ANGELO SANTUCCI & PAT TURNER Sat 10/12, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

TOY Free concert. Fri 10/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TRICK PONY Sun 10/6, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

CRIS WILLIAMSON, HOLLY NEAR Benefit for the Unitarian Church of Evanston and Housing Opportunities for Women. Sat 10/5, 7 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Victoria Williams with Mark Olson & the Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers. Mon 10/7, 9 PM, Tannahill Weavers. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Sun 10/13, 8 PM, Irish jam session. 773-478-4408.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 10/6, Kenny Mihlfried. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 10/7, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Tue 10/8, 7:30 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, DJ Pat B. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/11, Trophy Husbands, Ol' Yeller. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE Rte. 83 & 63rd, Willowbrook: Sat 10/5, 8 PM, benefit for Wellness House with Queenie. 630-734-0493.

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 10/4, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Dalriada. Sun 10/6, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. Fri 10/11, 9:30 PM, Week Back. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sun 10/13, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Velvet Green. 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. Thu 10/10 through Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Dermot O'Brien. 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 10/4, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 10/5, Barry Fagan Band. Fri 10/11, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. Sat 10/12, Inca. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 10/10, 9 PM, Kevin Gordon, Claire Holley (see Critic's Choice). 708-788-2118.

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: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers (no cover). Mondays, 9 PM, Cantina (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.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Fair Play. Sat 10/5, Larkin Brothers. Wednesdays, Irish session. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Sat 10/12, Salthill Mines. 630-325-3732.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Wed 10/9, 9 PM, Twang Off, Old No. Eight, Hard Times Bluegrass Band. 773-871-3757.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 10/11, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-366-8073.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Wed 10/9, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers's Montrose Saloon Bluegrass Jam. 773-463-7663.

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

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 10/12, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/4, 7:30 PM, Don Conoscenti; 10 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys (see Spot Check), Damnations, Mary Janes. 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 10/4, Westerly, Red Candy. Fri 10/11, Rick Neeley Trio. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Mon 10/7, 8 PM, Ralph Covert's Old Town School of Folk Music singer/songwriter showcase with Laura Doherty, Stephanie Fletcher, Donna Adler, Maureen Brill & others (no cover). 773-929-1300.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

SCOTT DIRKS TRIO Free in-store performance and tribute to Little Walter. Sat 10/5, noon, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 10/5, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 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.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. Sat 10/5, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sun 10/6, Jimmy Burns. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/8, John Primer & the Real Deal. Wed 10/9, Pistol Pete. Thu 10/10, Vino Louden. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Eddy Clearwater. Sun 10/13, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 773-528-1012.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/12, Barrelhouse Chuck Band. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Fri 10/11, and Sat 10/12, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/8, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/4, Sat 10/5, Sundays, and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/8, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 10/6, noon, Chris Walz. Sun 10/13, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/4 and Sat 10/5, Buddy Guy House Band. 630-574-2155.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/4, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9 PM, Guitar Shorty, Johnny Marshall. Sat 10/5, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Marty Sammon Band. Sun 10/6, Joanna Connor. Mon 10/7, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 10/8, Doug McDonald. Wed 10/9, Dave Specter, Tad Robinson. Thu 10/10, Steepwater Band. Fri 10/11, 5:30 PM, Roy Hytower (no cover); 9 PM, Duke Tumatoe, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 10/12, 6 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Sonny Landreth, Studebaker John. Sun 10/13, Carl Weathersby. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/5, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

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 10/4 and Sat 10/5 , Nellie Travis. 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.

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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/12, Howard & the White Boys. 815-356-9980.

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Noonday Darkness (no cover). 630-844-1115.

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

FATMAN INN 36309 N. Highway 41, Gurnee: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-244-8300.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys, Blues Monks. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sun 10/13, 5-11 PM, benefit for the Bob Whitman Research Foundation with Dave Specter & others. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: No cover. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Noonday Darkness. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 10/5, Vini & the Demons. Sat 10/12, Zora Young. 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.

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 10/5, 9:30 PM, Johnnie Marshall Blues Band. Tue 10/8, 8:30 PM, Biscuit & the Mix. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 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 Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/4, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Tue 10/8, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Wed 10/9, Chicago Playboys. Thu 10/10, Joe Moss Band. Fri 10/11, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 10/12, Jimmy Burns. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 10/5, Toronzo Cannon. 312-245-0333.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 10/4, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/4 and Sat 10/5, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Frank Pellegrino & friends, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 10/10, J.W. Williams. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Chris Beard. 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: Sat 10/5, 9:30 PM, Transmission. Fri 10/11, 9 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. 630-446-4001.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/5, Seventh Sons. Sat 10/12, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/5, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings, Matthew Skoller Band. Wed 10/9, Matthew Skoller Duo. Sat 10/12, Dave Gordon Trio, Blue Rubies. 847-266-1313.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 10/4, Joanna Connor. Sat 10/5, Charlie Love. Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 10/9, Kelly Richey Band. Thu 10/10, Katie Bell & the Bell Ringers. Fri 10/11, Little Al Thomas. Sat 10/12, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 10/4, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 10/5, Detroit Junior, Eddie Taylor Jr., Jimmy Burns, Bob Stroger. Tuesdays, Fri 10/11, and Sat 10/12, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis. Thu 10/10, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo, Eddie Taylor Jr. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 10/6, Rockin' Johnny. Tue 10/8, Dave Specter. Thu 10/10, Joel Paterson & Jimmy Sutton. Sun 10/13, King Corey & Richard King. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 10/4, Maurice John Vaughn. Fri 10/11, Eddie Shaw. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/5, Pat Smillie Band. Fri 10/11, Chicago Express. Sat 10/12, Steepwater Band. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 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. Sat 10/5, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 815-337-3663.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

BALLIN' THE JACK See Critic's Choice; free concert. Mon 10/7, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND Sun 10/13, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

TODD BOYCE Free in-store performance. Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 10/6, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHAMBER JAZZ GROUP Free concert. Tue 10/8, 12:30 PM, lobby, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

CREPUSCULE Free multimedia performance with artists, activists, youth, and community residents, directed by Douglas Ewart (tribute to Von Freeman). Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Washington Park, 57th and Payne. 312-727-1676.

KAHIL EL'ZABAR'S EXPERIMENTAL BAND, BILLY BANG Sun 10/13, 8:30 PM, Ascension Loft, 17 N. Elizabeth. 312-226-5688.

CHICO FREEMAN QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sat 10/5, 2 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

VON FREEMAN WITH GEORGE FREEMAN, CHICO FREEMAN, MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS, SAM RIVERS & OTHERS See Post No Bills. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

THOMAS GUNTHER BAND Free concert. Mon 10/7, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

9TH ANNUAL HYDE PARK/KENWOOD JAAZ FESTIVAL with Bill Saxton, Jimmy Ellis, Ernest Dawkins, Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass with Dee Alexander, Hypnotic, Damian Espinosa Trio, Live the Spirit Ensemble with Maurice Brown & David Young. Sun 10/13, 6 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-536-6555.

JAZZ IN THE SANCTUARY IV with Rachael Lee, Everett Greene & the Ray Bailey Quintet; benefit for outreach ministries of Morgan Park Presbyterian Church. Sat 10/12, 12:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 773-779-3355.

MARCUS JEFFERSON TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

JEWELS & BINOCULARS with Michael Moore, Lindsey Horner & Michael Vatcher. See Critic's Choice; free admission. Sat 10/5, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MICHAEL KOCOUR TRIO Sat 10/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MANHATTAN TRANSFER Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET with Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis & Jeff "Tain" Watts; tribute to Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane & John Lewis. Sold out. Sun 10/13, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KRISTI MERIDETH Free in-store performance. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Tue 10/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JANE MONHEIT Sun 10/6, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Fri 10/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SOUTHPORT ALL-STARS Free concert. Tue 10/8, 5 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

CLAUDIA STEFANSKI QUARTET performs jazz vespers. Sun 10/6, 7:30 PM, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 8450 Shermer, Niles. 847-965-8210.

JOHN TACHI & BARRY ALTSCHUL, ERNEST DAWKINS QUARTET Fri 10/11, 8:30 PM, Ascension Loft, 17 N. Elizabeth. 312-226-5688.

TRI-FACTOR, NICOLE MITCHELL ENSEMBLE WITH DAVID BOYKIN Sat 10/12, 8:30 PM, Ascension Loft, 17 N. Elizabeth. 312-226-5688.

TRUMPET SUMMIT WITH ORBERT DAVIS, ART HOYLE, TITO CARILLO & ART DAVIS Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

GEBHARD ULLMANN, HAMID DRAKE & DARIUS SAVAGE Sun 10/6, 6 PM, Fassbender Stevens Gallery, 835 W. Washington. 312-666-4302.

MICHAEL ZERANG and others perform with choreographers and performance artists as part of Illinois Arts Week. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/4, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Rob Amster; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/5, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Steve Sandner Quartet. 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 10/11, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Dan DeLorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/12, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/4 and Sat 10/5, Nick Colionne. Sun 10/6 through Sat 10/12, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 10/13, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9 PM: Fri 10/4, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Sat 10/5, Big House Band. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Frank D'Rone. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 9 PM, Bob Solone. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Gary Filip. 773-435-0130.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 10/9, John Mose Trio. 630-406-0008.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Fri 10/4, 6 PM-2 AM, First Fridays 10th anniversary celebration with Ray Silkman, Pharris Thomas (call 773-866-8022 for more information). 312-944-2200.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Johnie Faren. 630-574-2155.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 10/5 and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Yves Francois E.S. Orchestre Rocamambu. 773-279-9141.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 10/13, Outland Orchestra, MacKay/Rumback Jazz Variations. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 10/4, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/4, Steve Million. Sat 10/5, Chris Foreman Trio. Sun 10/6, Mike McNay Trio. Thu 10/10, Juli Wood. Sun 10/13, Pete Benson Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/5, Frank Gratkowski with Jim Baker & Kent Kessler. Mon 10/7, Tony Bevan with Jeb Bishop, John Edwards & Michael Zerang. Thu 10/10, Rob Ray. Fri 10/11, Matt Weston. Sat 10/12, Hal Rammel with Jon Mueller, Jeff Klatt & Thomas Gaudynski. 773-463-0158.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 10/5, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Trio. 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 10/11, 9 PM, Chambers Trio. Sat 10/12, 9 PM, Mike Martinez 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.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

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: Wed 10/9, 10 PM, Frode Gjerstad Trio with Paal Nillson-Love & Oyvind Storesund. 773-276-3600.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/6, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Sun 10/13, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 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 10/10, 7:30 PM, Ken Saydak Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 10/7, Ron Cooper. Wed 10/9, Dragons 1976. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/4, 9 and 11 PM, Detour. Sat 10/5, 9 and 11 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 10/6, 8 PM, Steve Evans Quartet (no cover). Tue 10/8, 6 PM, Robin Lukas Trio (no cover); 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 10/4, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Michal Urbaniak Quartet with vocalist Grazyna Auguscik (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam hosted by Tennessee Mary Fons; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 10/7, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/11, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Fareed Haque Group; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Fareed Haque Group; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 10/13, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/4, Gebhard Ullmann with Ernest Dawkins & Isaiah Spencer. Sat 10/5, Jazz Masters Jam hosted by Gebhard Ullmann. Sun 10/6, clarinet duo with Gebhard Ullmann & David Boykin. Mon 10/7, Jim Gailloreto with Ken Haebich, Hamid Drake & Gebhard Ullmann. Tue 10/8, Tatsu Aoki with Robbie Lynn Hunsinger & Gebhard Ullmann. 773-465-8005.

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: Sun 10/6, 5 PM, Jean Derome. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Tue 10/8, 8 PM, Kalima II with pianist Audra Wilson, the Derrick Bounds Trio & members of the Nommo Gathering Black Writers' Collective. Wed 10/9, 9 PM, Underdog 3, Anders Svanoe Quintet. Thu 10/10, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Sun 10/13, 4 PM, "Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith" features Stripped, Passing for Normal. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/5, Lautenbach & Fisher. Mondays, David Boykin Expanse. 773-486-4093.

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

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 10/4 through Sun 10/6, Chris Potter Quartet. Mon 10/7, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tue 10/8 through Sun 10/13, Cedar Walton Trio with Stefon Harris. 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Sundays, noon, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong features musicians from the AFGA Salon Musicians' Collective. 773-684-8665.

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: 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 10/11, 9:30 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, Aaron Johnson 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. Mondays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 10/6, 9 PM, Joshua Redman Elastic Band (see Critic's Choice), Joel Cummins. Mon 10/7, 7 PM, Scott Henderson Trio. 773-404-9494.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 10/9, 7 PM, Ron Smith Duo. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thu 10/10, 10 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission. 708-366-8073.

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: 7th annual Jump and Verve Jazz Fest runs 10/8 through 10/12 (call 847-332-2933, ext. 112); additional shows take place at Pete Miller's Steakhouse (see separate listing). Wed 10/9, 7 and 9 PM, Dee Dee Bridgewater. Thu 10/10, 9 PM, Future Rock; 10 PM, Frank Catalano & Fareed Haque. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee; 9 PM, Howard Fishman Quartet. Sat 10/12, 9 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six; 11 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire. 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 (10/6 with Nicole Mitchell & Strings). 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. 7th annual Jump and Verve Jazz Fest runs 10/8 through 10/12 (no cover); additional shows take place at Nevin's Live (see separate listing). Fri 10/4, Jeff Marx Quartet. Sat 10/5, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tue 10/8, 7 PM, New Trier High School Jazz Combo; 9 PM, Alphonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 10/9, 10 PM, Von Freeman with the Ron Perrillo Trio. Thu 10/10, 7 PM, Evanston Township High School Jazz Combo; 9 PM, Orbert Davis Sextet. Fri 10/11, 7 PM, Deerfield High School Jazz Combo; 9 PM, Three on the Keys with Mike Kocour, Ron Perrillo, Dan Trudell & others. Sat 10/12, 9 PM, Southport All-Stars with Johnny Frigo. 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: Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Trapeze with Bill Brimfield. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Wed 10/9, 9 PM, Jazz Avengers. Sun 10/13, 7 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/4, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Jeannie Tanner Quartet. Sat 10/5, violinist Savoir Faire. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Keli Briggs Allison. Wednesdays, Peter Lerner Trio. Thursdays, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Fri 10/11, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Gephart/Long Quartet. Sat 10/12, Ken Chaney Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/4, Red Eye Express. Tuesdays, Warren & Beck. Fri 10/11, Rankinfyle. Sat 10/12, Dave Gordon Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/4, Carl Leukaufe/Grant Strombeck Quartet. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 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). Sat 10/5, 10:30 PM, Elaine Dame & Randy Tressler (no cover). 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 10/6, 9 PM, Curlew (see Critic's Choice). 773-525-2508.

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.

SPOON 1240 N. Wells: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 312-642-5522.

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

TOWN HOUSE CAFE & WINE BAR 105 N. Second, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM. Sat 10/5, Leeman/Boss Duo. Sat 10/12, Jim Kanas. 630-584-8603.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Sat 10/12, 10:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-665-4410.

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 10/4, Frank Gratkowski with Jim Baker, Kent Kessler & Steve Hunt. Sat 10/5, Jeff Marx with Derek Pope & Avreeayl Ra. 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 10/10, Triage. Fri 10/11, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Sat 10/12, D.E.T. Reunion Tour with the Damian Espinosa Trio. 312-791-9050.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Marco Garcia Jazz Ensemble with vocalist Stephanie Crawford. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

AFRICARIBE Tue 10/8, 5:30 PM, Herman D. Conaway Multicultural Center, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. 312-344-8866.

PEPE AGUILAR Sat 10/5, 8:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

BRAZILIANA! WITH CHRISTOPHER PARKENING & JUBILANT SYKES A discussion will follow the performance. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000. Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

ENTREQUATRE Free concert with the Spanish guitar quartet. Thu 10/10, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

EDDIE KOROSA JR. & THE BOYS FROM ILLINOIS Free concert. Wed 10/9, 7 PM, McKinley Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 1915 W. 35th. 312-747-6082.

T.M. KRISHNA Carnatic vocal concert with B.U. Ganesh Prasad (violin) and J. Vaidhyanathan (mridangam). Sat 10/5, 6:30 PM, Arts Center of Oak Park, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 773-684-7866 or 708-798-2025.

IVO PAPAZOV & ORKESTAR KOLORIT in a concert of Bulgarian folk, Romany, and jazz followed by a dance party. See Post No Bills. Fri 10/4, 7 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-324-1247 or 773-753-2274.

RED ARMY CHORUS & DANCE ENSEMBLE Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

SANGRE NATIVA Free concert. Fri 10/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CARLOS VIVES, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA Fri 10/4, 8:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

international

clubs

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

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/5, Tito Puente Jr., Casolando. 773-327-1662.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 10/5, 9 PM, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Las Guitarras de España. 312-362-9707.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 10/5, 10:30 PM, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Niko Panomitros, Andreas Kalassoundas & Nikos Lambrinatos. 773-348-7592.

KHARMA LOUNGE 1645 W. Jackson: Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Axent (Gypsy Kings tribute), DJ Burak. 773-381-7171.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Fridays, 9 PM, Latin jazz and salsa with Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 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 PE--A 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 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 Kwik & Bravo spin salsa and Caribbean music with Latin dance lessons by Evie. 847-982-1400.

classical

ANONYMOUS 4 Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO Andrew Schultze, conductor, with members of the St. Vincent de Paul Church Choir in a program of French Renaissance composers. Sun 10/6, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 312-409-7874.

LAWRENCE AXELROD AND JEFFREY STRAUSS piano and baritone (Takemitsu, Crumb, Mason, Gade, Axelrod). Sun 10/6, 3 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 773-271-8811.

BRAD BRICKNER clarinet, in a free solo recital (Stravinsky, Carter, Bolcom, Smith, Crosse). Thu 10/10, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8670.

BRYGIDA BZIUKIEWICZ soprano, with pianist Linda Hirt (Chopin, Moniuszko, Szymanowski, Ptaszynska). Free admission. Sat 10/5, 3 PM, Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 7312-747-4300.

YIAN CHEN AND HANAH STUART piano and violin. Sun 10/6, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller conducts "music about pleasures of the palate." Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Mozart, Beethoven). Mon 10/7, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Turina, Wernick, Brahms). Thu 10/10, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Wed 10/9, 7:30 PM, Thu 10/10, 8 PM, Fri 10/11, 1:30 PM, and Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim conducts an all-Mozart program. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (Mozart, Mahler, Beethoven). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 10/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Free admission. Sat 10/11, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor, with pianist Lang Lang (Mendelssohn, Shostakovich). Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

COLOGNE CATHEDRAL BOYS CHOIR (Palestrina, Bach, Mendelssohn, Durufle, Verdi, and others). Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-8036.

CONCERT IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND CAREER OF WILLIAM WARFIELD features Northwestern University concert ensembles, voice faculty, and others in a tribute to the late bass-baritone. Sun 10/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO with pianist Theodora Satolia in a program of music by Mikis Theodorakis. Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

ANGELA DENOKE, THOMAS QUASTHOFF, AND DANIEL BARENBOIM soprano, bass-baritone, and piano, perform Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch. Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DUO DANICA in a free concert (Bach, Haumann, Grönbech). Sun 10/13, 4 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with pianist Kevin Cole (Copland, Hovhaness, Gershwin). Fri 10/4, 8:30 PM, Sat 10/5, 8 PM, and Sun 10/6, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with pianist Ursula Oppens (Brahms, Liszt, Stucky). Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA with pianist Paulo Alvares and violist Vincent Royer (Cage, Feldman, Donatoni, Coleman, Scelsi, Brown). Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

ENTREQUATRE guitar quartet in a free concert. Thu 10/10, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

ANA FAU piano (Chopin, Albeniz, Mussorgsky). Benefit for Alice Kindler Scholarship Fund. Sun 10/6, 4 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 800-728-8668.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 10/4, 12:10 PM, violinist Dorothy Shaw Hall. Fri 10/11, 12:10 PM, organist Rino Rizzato. 312-787-4570.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with pianist Radoslav Kvapil (Dvorak, Brahms). Sat 10/13, 3:30 PM, Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan, Northfield. 847-920-9569.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY STRING ENSEMBLES Philip Simmons conducts a free concert (Ibert, Massenet, Villa-Lobos, Mozart). Sun 10/6, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

GUARNERI STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Ullman, Beethoven). Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

SUNG MOON HO piano, with violinist Injoo Mo (Liszt, D. Scarlatti, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Franck). Sun 10/13, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 10/6, 2 PM, flutist Lisa Goethe McGinn and percussionist Steve Butters in a new-music program (Powell, Sciarrino, Lipp, Applebaum, Rzewski). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sundays, 2-4 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce (Albeniz, Barrios, and others). 773-486-4093.

ANGELA JIA KIM piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Ravel, Schubert). Free admission. Wed 10/9, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

BEATRIZ LEVI AND GARFIELD SALLMAN in a duo piano concert (Bach, Mozart, Barber, Falla). Sun 10/6, 3 PM, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

LIBER UNUSUALIS in a program of medieval and early Renaissance music. Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

YULIA LIPMANOVICH piano (Chopin, Liszt). Sun 10/6, 4 PM, McCormick Theological Seminary, 5555 S. Woodlawn. 773-442-4978.

LOOSENDA STRING QUARTET Free in-store performance. Mon 10/7, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 10/4, 7:30 PM, Sun 10/6, 2 PM, and Wed 10/9 and Sat 10/12, 7:30 PM, Julius Rudel, conductor, with soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, bass Samuel Ramey, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey (Floyd, Susannah). Sat 10/5, Tue 10/8, and Fri 10/11, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with sopranos Dolora Zajick and Svetla Vassileva, tenors Vincenzo La Scola and Johan Botha, baritone Jean-Phillippe Lafont, and mezzo-soprano Susan Nicely (Mascagni, Leoncavallo). 312-332-2244.

MOSCOW CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Constantine Orbelian, conductor and piano, with cellist Alexander Zagorinsky (Mozart, Haydn, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky). Sun 10/6, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:15 PM), Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianist Ralph Votapek (Brahms, Barber, Hanson). Fri 10/4 and Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with trumpeter Craig Morris (Haydn, Borodin). Sun 10/13, 2:30 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Huydts, Mozart, Schumann). Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Fox Valley Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Janacek). Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

CHRISTOPHER PARKENING AND JUBILANT SYKES guitar and baritone (Villa-Lobos, Almeida, Piazzolla, and others). Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 10/5 and Sat 10/12, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS (Schubert, Thuille). Mon 10/7, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-4883.

St. BENEDICT FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Matthew Wolka conducts a free concert (Poulenc, Mozart, Telemann, Glinka, Gerber). Fri 10/11, 8 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-588-6484, ext. 203.

SAINT LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND BACH CHOIR Mark Bangert conducts Bach's Cantata BWV 49. Sun 10/13, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3373.

ARUNA SERBANESCU AND MICHAEL WILSON soprano and piano, perform Rossini arias in a free recital. Thu 10/10, 7:30 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-939-3380 or 773-427-1043.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Haydn, Mozart, Hummel). Fri 10/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SIMON AND SON piano duo. Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

MARY SPRINGFELS viola da gamba, with harpsichordist David Schrader (Hume, Marais, Bach, and others). Thu 10/10, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), and Fri 10/11, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 10/12, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NAOKO TAKADA marimba, in a free recital. Thu 10/10, noon, Koten Chapel, Student Service Center, North Central College, 329 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5217.

MARK VALENTI piano (Haydn, Prokofiev, Ives). Sun 10/6, 2 PM, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Forest. 708-456-0300, ext. 3757.

VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Andrea Marcon, conductor, with violinist Giuliano Carmignola (Vivaldi and others). Tue 10/8, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

VIENNA WALTZ ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Haydn, Hummel, J. Strauss). Sun 10/13, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

WALLER AND MAXWELL GUITAR DUO in a free concert (Tedesco, Falla, Marais, Guiliani, Mertz, and others). Thu 10/10, 7:30 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 773-442-5921.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with pianist Maria Honigschnabel (Beethoven, Smetana, Shostakovich, Liszt). Sun 10/13, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

ZAWA! flute duo in a program of "recently commissioned and traditional duo works." Sun 10/13, 2 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1014 S. Michigan. 630-712-5458.

fairs & festivals

ALTERNATIVE OKTOBERFEST A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport: Fri 10/4, 5 PM, Underwater People; 7 PM, Big Wu; 9:15 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 10/5, 4 PM, Mike & Joe; 8 PM, Anne Harris; 9:30 PM, Dishwalla. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

FALLING LEAF FESTIVAL on the grounds of Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th: Sun 10/6, noon-7 PM, Dyed in the Wool, Leadfoot, Anna Stange, Dave Becker & others. 773-233-3100.

HARVEST FEST, A TASTE OF ROSCOE VILLAGE Wolcott between Fletcher and Belmont: Sun 10/6, 2 PM, Casolando; 4 PM, Ralph Covert; 7 PM, Mr. Blotto. 773-327-5123 or 773-248-7372.

OUTRAGEOUS OPEN STUDIO WALK & SUCCULENT STREET FAIR Glenwood between Greenleaf and Farwell: Sat 10/5, 1 PM, Stript for Parts, Caravan Band; 2 PM, Good Goddamns, Planck Length; 3 PM, Back Porch BBQ Ramblers, Pointy Teeth; 5 PM, Old #8, Outside In Trio. 847-982-3211.

miscellaneous

ALL-VILLAGE SINGERS Free concert. Sat 10/12, 2 PM, community room, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0312.

AZTEC STORIES Michael Heralda performs contemporary ballads and tells oral stories about the history of Aztec culture in a program for children. Sat 10/12, 6:30 PM, West Side Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western. 312-431-1330.

KIDS FARE: MARCH WITH THE BAND Children's concert and discussion with the Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band; children may bring an instrument. Sat 10/12, 10:30 AM, Trienens Hall, Northwestern University, 2707 Ashland, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

RAFFI Sold out. Sun 10/6, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-559-1212.

RALPH'S WORLD Free children's concert. Sat 10/5, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SWING SETS Children's concert with Rob Newhouse, Laura Doherty & Eric Delli Bovi. Sun 10/13, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MICHAEL ZERANG and others perform with choreographers and performance artists as part of Illinois Arts Week. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

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