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Rock, Pop, etc.

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RYAN ADAMS, TEGAN & SARA Sold out. Tue 10/15 and Wed 10/16, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JASON AJEMIAN, JOHN KANNENBERG, LOAM, PRESSBOARD, PHILIP VON ZWECK perform as part of the Stasisfield.com showcase. Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

BECK, FLAMING LIPS Sold out. Fri 10/18, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

LAURA CANTRELL Free in-store performances. Mon 10/14, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Tue 10/15, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031. Tue 10/15, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700.

EUGENE CHADBOURNE performs on the electric rake. Sat 10/19, 9 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

CHUBBY CHECKER & HIS WILDCATS Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS, LAURA CANTRELL Thu 10/17, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

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.

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, HOT ROD CIRCUIT, RHETT MILLER Sold out. Sat 10/19, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

GOV'T MULE with Warren Haynes & Matt Abts, George Porter Jr., Greg Rzab & Danny Louis; 18 & over. Wed 10/16, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

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.

KARI HOWARD under the direction of Bob Moreen. Sun 10/20, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

ILL LIT Free in-store performance. Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

IN POTENTIA Free concert of electronic & acoustic music. Tue 10/15, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

CORY JAMISON Wed 10/16, 6:15 PM, the Club, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

JARS OF CLAY Sun 10/13, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Fri 10/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LAMYA Free in-store performance. Tue 10/15, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

GORDON LIGHTFOOT Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

LOS LOBOS, DETROIT COBRAS 18 & over. Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ABRA MOORE, DAN DARRAH Thu 10/17, 6-11 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

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 10/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

JOAN OSBORNE, SISSY SIERO All-ages. Fri 10/18, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

KELLY PRICE, DAVE HOLLISTER, GLENN LEWIS Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

PSYCHO SCAPEGOAT, EJERCITO SIN SON Sat 10/19, 6 PM, New World Resource Center, 2600 W. Fullerton. 773-227-4011.

HOLLIS RESNIK See Critic's Choice. Mon 10/14, 8 PM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-595-5600.

SHEDAISY Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SISSEL Free in-store performance. Mon 10/14, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan, 312-573-0564.

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.

LINDA THOMPSON WITH TEDDY THOMPSON Sold out. Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

TOP TEN AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE with Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Tamyra Gray, R.J. Helton, Ryan Starr, Nikki McKibbin, A.J. Gill, EJay Day, Jim Verraros & Christina Christian. Wed 10/16, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

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.

UNDERWORLD 18 & over. Mon 10/14, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CHUCK YAMEK Free in-store performances. Tue 10/15, 7 PM, Sam Ash, 1139 S. Main, Lombard; 630-424-0767. Wed 10/16, 7 PM, Sam Ash, 1305 Dundee, Buffalo Grove. 847-253-3151. Thu 10/17, 7 PM, Sam Ash, 7780 S. Cicero, Burbank; 708-499-3485.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 10/11, 10 PM, Hothouse Flowers (see Spot Check), Colin Devlin. Sat 10/12, 8 PM, +/-, Autopilot Off, the Reputation, Everybody Uh-Oh (18 & over). Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 10/16, 9 PM, Glands (see Spot Check), Sunshine Fix, Departure Lounge. Thu 10/17, 8:30 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong (see Spot Check). Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Peaches, Chicks on Speed, W.I.T., Tracy & the Plastics, DJ Larry Tee (10/18 show 18 & over). Sun 10/20, 7 PM, Kasim Sulton, Ellen Rosner; 10:30 PM, J Mascis, Cobra Verde. 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 10/11, Dogs Undecided. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 10/18, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd tribute). 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 10/11, Jason Loewenstein, Pedal Steel Transmission, Jim Yoshi Pile-Up. Sat 10/12, Waste, Jesus and the Devil, Decibators, Watsonville Patio. Sun 10/13, 8 PM, benefit for American Stroke Association with Roots Rock Society. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/15, Sergeant Bilko Memorial Orchestra, Utah Carol. Wed 10/16, Mighty Short Bus. Thu 10/17, Family Haircut, Bryter, Baroo. Fri 10/18, Immortal Lee County Killers, Dan Melchior's Broke Revue, Modey Lemon. Sat 10/19, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Gary Stier, Earl. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Killie McGee, Frantic Appetite. Sat 10/12, Skinvent, Norge Glass Co. Thu 10/17, Citizens. Sat 10/19, NYR. 773-384-0043.

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

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Musical Outfit. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/11, Patty Elvis Band. Sat 10/12, Huge Pontoons, Stickfight. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wed 10/16, Superstrain. Thu 10/17, Basement. Fri 10/18, Schvilkus, Banned Band. Sat 10/19, Speargrass. 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 10/11, Jimmy Mac. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 10/18, Paul Allodi. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 10/20, Cafta Quintet, Becky Sharp & Rachel Banning. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/11, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Fri 10/18, Tumbleweed. Sat 10/19, Jr. & the Mudcats. 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. Fri 10/11, Trophy Husbands, Ol' Yeller. Sat 10/12, Torturing Elvis. Tuesdays, open mike. Sat 10/19, Riptones. Sun 10/20, Black Velvet Band. 773-384-2547.

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.

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. 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 10/11, Magpie. Sat 10/12, Statik. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 10/18, Pat McCurdy. Sat 10/19, Fojimoto. 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 10/12, Rockin' Riviera Revue. Sat 10/19, R. Gano. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/11, 9:30 PM, Domestic Problems, Air This Side of Caution, Katie Todd Band. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Hello Dave, Ellen Rosner, CWB, Jen Porter. Wed 10/16, 9 PM, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd with Red River, Enematic, God Help Us. Thu 10/17, 9 PM, unsigned band showcase with Treeline, Pinch, Marizen. Fri 10/18, 9:30 PM, Pete Cosey & Children of Aghartha. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Brian Auger & the Oblivion Express, Blues Monks, the Glow. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/11, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 10/12, Wunderlich. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 10/18, Mike & Joe. Sat 10/19, Generations. 847-541-4700.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 10/14, 10 PM-4 AM, Jamie Hodge (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Charlene Brooks; 10:30 PM, Bill Larkin. Sun 10/13, 7 PM, Charlene Brooks; 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Wed 10/16 and Thu 10/17, 8 PM, Lee Lessack. Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Lee Lessack; 10:30 PM, Bill Larkin. Sat 10/19, 8 and 10:30 PM, Lee Lessack. Sun 10/20, 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 10/13, DJ Lexi. Mon 10/14, DJ Matt spins punk. Tue 10/15, DJ Alex. Wed 10/16, DJ Mike Miller spins country & western. Thu 10/17, DJ Jen B. spins heavy rock. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: 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. Mon 10/14, 9 PM, Theory of a Deadman, Head On, Thunderwing. Wed 10/16, 9 PM, Skeleton Key, Volta Do Mar, Darediablo. Thu 10/17, 9 PM, Quiver Lip, Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Super Deluxe. Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Morris Minors, Magnus, Dames. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Pork Tornado. 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 10/11, Peg 7. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/18, Fabulous Janes, Somnistatic. Sat 10/19, Alex & the All-Stars. 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 10/11, King Solomon's Grave, Never the Hero, Paul Allodi. Sat 10/12, Core, Pimps, Dave Tamkin & Jason Vinluan. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 10/16, G'tar Man Dave. Thu 10/17, Quantum Leep. Fri 10/18, Mr. Myers. Sat 10/19, American English (Beatles tribute). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Exo, Moda, Gelheads, Julie Korman. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Roho, Three Minute Mile, Alphabet. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 10/15, Canvasser, Parr 5. Wed 10/16, Pet Lover, Boda. Thu 10/17, R.D. Roth & the Issues, Model One. Fri 10/18, Blackmaker, Ligion, Pimps, Buzzhorn. Sat 10/19, Embers, Cycle Something, Whet. 773-549-5549.

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Sideshow (no cover). 630-844-1115.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Damn Hoovers. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 10/11, 10 PM, Bellrays (see Spot Check), Means (see Spot Check), Oranges. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Do Make Say Think, Fly Pan-Am (see Spot Check), Timeout Drawer. Sun 10/13, 9:30 PM, Burning Brides, Redline, Blackouts. Mon 10/14, 9:30 PM, Early Day Miners, Love of Everything, Dave Fischoff, Swamp Sugar. Tue 10/15, 9:30 PM, Edition Terranova, TRS-80, Caural. Thu 10/17, 8 PM, Found magazine party with Tim Haldeman Quartet, Killing Tree, Service Anxiety, Original Brothers & Sisters of Love, and open mike. Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Abilene, the Race, Sicbay. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Yakuza, 31 Knots. Sun 10/20, 9:30 PM, Acid Mothers Temple, Kinski, Plastic Crimewave. 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.

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 10/11, 7Deez. Sat 10/12, Mooch. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 10/17, Weeds. Fri 10/18, 11th Hour. Sat 10/19, Chaser. 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 10/11, 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. Mon 10/14, Ultimate Fakebook, Motion City Soundtrack, the People. Wed 10/16, Peralta, Army of Ponch, Fourteen or Fight. Thu 10/17, Brothers of Conquest, Sourvein. Fri 10/18, Half Stachon, Capture the Flag, Kid Brother Collective. Sat 10/19, Honor System, 5th Hour Hero, Ste. Catherines. Sun 10/20, Troubled Hubble, Breaking Pangaea, John Brown Battery. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/11, 9 PM, Fallen Angels, Lucky Ones, Mark Anderson Band. Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Fri 10/18, Harvest Moon Festival on two stages: 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 8:45 PM, Eddie Blazoncyk's Versatones; 7:45 and 9:15 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove; 9:30 PM, 10:45 PM, and midnight, Devil in a Woodpile; 10:15 PM, Funkadesi; 10:30 PM and midnight, Funkhouse. Sat 10/19, Harvest Moon Festival on two stages: 7 PM, Adrian Legg; 7:15 PM, Sleepy LaBeef; 8:30 PM, David Lindley & Wally Ingram; 10:15 PM, Iguanas; 10:30 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys; 11:45 PM, Waco Brothers. Sun 10/20, 2 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Cory & Kristin Veselka, EQ-Live, Lindsay Boven, Morgan Ottier, Caroline Kerns, Miranda Huber. 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, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 10/12, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sundays, open jam session (no cover). Fri 10/18, Hundo. Sat 10/19, Cornmeal. 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 10/11, Posin' (Poison tribute). Thu 10/17, Cryin' Souls. Fri 10/18, Dough. Sat 10/19, Rico. 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 10/11, 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 10/11, Sweet Medicine, Frank Tribes Group, Fred Prellberg. Sat 10/12, Whiskey Drill, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 10/18, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Craig Moorefield. Sat 10/19, Garrett's birthday bash with the Community of Galleryans jam. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/12, Abu. Sat 10/19, Marc-Alan Barnette. 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 10/14, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 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. Mon 10/14, 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 10/19, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 10/20, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: No cover. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 10/15, 7:30 PM, Lamya, Cameron McGill. 773-395-0066.

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 10/11, Sour Deluxe, E-Mics, Dayna Malow. Sat 10/12, Union, Rockaway Cobra, Silt. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Thu 10/17, Snaggs, Gidgets Ga-Ga, National Drag. Fri 10/18, Outlaw Family Band, Rainkings. Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Tanna; 10 PM, Cane Corso, Sono, Monovox. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 10/15, 7 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Wed 10/16, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-943-2252.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/11, 10 PM, benefit for Critical Mass with Skitchers, John Greenfield & others. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Tim Hort, Michelle Shafer, Laura Braun, Jackson Daly Group. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/11, 9 PM, Jon Rauhouse (see Critic's Choice) 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 & the Sweet Science; 12:30 AM, DJ Tainted Love. Sun 10/13, 7 and 9 PM, De Corps Costume Collective with music by Thin Man, Skulls (Misfits tribute). Mon 10/14, 11:30 PM, open mike hosted by Jack Sweeney. Wed 10/16, 9 PM, Faun Fables (see Spot Check), Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Delicate AWOL. Thu 10/17, 9:30 PM, Geoff Greenberg, Rakes, Exit Parade. Fri 10/18, 9:30 PM, Bric-a-Brac, Significant Others, Bud Melvin, Roller Boulder, Deanna Varagona, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins, Scott Tuma & Jessica Billey, Veery, Ferari-Boy Brad & Onion Blister Brett, Palms, Straight Up & Down. Sat 10/19, 9:30 PM, Sue Garner. Sun 10/20, 7 PM, Reagan National Crash Diet, Loraxx, 22, Missouri Compromise, DJ Mr. Cody Bear (with the film Candy Coated Pill Popping Pedophiles and an exhibit of paintings by Myke Adams). 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 10/17, Maggie Speaks. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wednesdays, open mike. Sat 10/19, Willamena. 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.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 10/19, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-956-1170.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 10/15, 9 PM, Uni-Verses, poet Kevin Coval, Phenom, Amina. Thu 10/17, 9 PM, Toe, Blackbirds. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. 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 10/11, Bjorn Again (ABBA tribute), DJ Pulz-8 (18 & over). Sat 10/12, Soulive (18 & over). Wed 10/16, Cam'ron, Noreaga, M.O.P., Naam Brigade (18 & over). Thu 10/17, Edwin McCain, Himebaugh, Bolger & Lee (18 & over). Fri 10/18, 6:45 PM, Hoobastank, Blindside, Greenwheel (sold out). Sat 10/19, Beenie Man, Smilez & Southstar, Silver Kat, Kirk Davis (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 10/11, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Tue 10/15 through Fri 10/18, Empty Can Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/11, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Fri 10/18, Freshwater Collins. Sat 10/19, Pearl St. Band. 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.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/11, Liquid Soul. Sat 10/12, Underwater People, Weed Street Band. Sun 10/13, 9 PM, F8 with Leif Garrett. Fri 10/18, Catfight, Only Infinity (benefit for Children's Wish List). Sat 10/19, Monsters of Mock with Atomic Punks (Van Halen tribute), Weathered (Creed tribute), Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). 312-337-3486.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 10/19, 9:30 PM, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp. 773-348-7592.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Missile, Brain Tree, Archaeology. Sat 10/12, Amazing Kilowatts, Silent, Radio Hour. Wed 10/16, Still Not Sorry, Rock Star Club. Thu 10/17, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, ESB. Fri 10/18, Pie-Eyed Pete, Bucketshop. Sat 10/19, the Girls, Ophur, Joe Bigsley. 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 10/11, 9 PM, Baseball Furies, Ponys, Functional Blackouts. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Temple of Low Men, Milkplow. Tue 10/15, 9 PM, Logic of Elliot. Wed 10/16, 9 PM, Mumbojumbo, Alora. Thu 10/17, 8:30 PM, Felt. Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Gas Chamber, Slurs, Holy Ghosts. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Finneus, Heavy Mental, Bonfire Mechanics. Sun 10/20, 9 PM, June's Arrival, Willamena. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/11, 10 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Bree Sharp. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Harmony Riley, Tamar Berk, Daybirds. Wed 10/16, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 10/17, 9 PM, Arbo, Changes, Siderunners. Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Strangefolk. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Derek Trucks Band, Ben Taylor Band. Sun 10/20, 8 PM, Chizh & Co. 773-404-9494.

McGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Sat 10/12, noon-2 AM, Rocktoberfest 2002 with music in the tent and in the club: noon, Bihlman Bros. 2:30 PM, Elevation; 7 PM, Hairbanger's Ball; 11 PM, Sometimes Y. 773-549-8200.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/11, 6:30 PM, Sleater-Kinney, Quails (sold out); 11:30 PM, North Mississippi All-Stars, Mofro (18 & over). Sat 10/12, 5:30 PM, PXL, Starstruck, Silent Treatment, Much the Same (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Clinic, Apples in Stereo (see Critic's Choice), the Standard (sold out). Sun 10/13, 6:30 PM, Tub Ring, Monster Trux, Breaking Benjamin, Acumen Nation (all-ages). Mon 10/14, 9 PM, Chameleons U.K., Tracer, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tue 10/15, 6:30 PM, Mindless Self-Indulgence, Dog Fashion Disco, Trouble Is (all-ages). Wed 10/16, 6:30 PM, the Damned, Tiger Army, Tsunami Bomb (all-ages). Thu 10/17, 6:30 PM, Snapcase, Boy Sets Fire, Atreyu, Time in Malta (all-ages). Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Amon Tobin, Prefuse 73, Bonobo, DJ P-Love (18 & over). Sun 10/20, 6:30 PM, Jets to Brazil, Decibully (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: 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.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: 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 10/11, Fear Itself. Sat 10/12, Killie McGee, Humpback Wail, Uncle Fister, 5 Penny Theatre. 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: 7th annual Jump and Verve Jazz Fest runs through 10/12 (call 847-332-2933, ext. 112). 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. Wed 10/16, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Greg Parker. Thu 10/17, 8 PM, Indika. Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Jupiter, Danger Adventure, Utah Carol. Sat 10/19, 9 PM, Bella Trevelle, Hop on Pop. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Young Pervs with Molly Cain & Katurah Davis. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (10/17 with Gregg Shapiro & Aaron Frankel, David Clement). 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Sat 10/12, Gizzae, Kid & Papa G. 312-266-7842 or 773-383-2332.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/11, Fly Williams, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 10/12, Freekbass, Ascendant, DJ Dirty MF. Sundays, 10 PM, DJs Form & 8. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Consolidated hip-hop and freestyle open mike with Alo, Fuego, I-Ron & Larry Millah. Wed 10/16, My Delusion; 1:30 AM, DJ Form. Fri 10/18, Jute, A New January, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 10/19, Starcandy, Punishment, DJ Dirty MF. Sun 10/20, Leddie Garcia, Abstract Expressions, DJs Form & 8. 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 10/11, Mr. Myers, Squai. Sat 10/12, Prank. Tue 10/15, Reggie (no cover). Fri 10/18, Generations, Amber V. Sat 10/19, Mike & Joe, Undermine. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/11, Buzzards, J.J. Tindall, Sun Dog. Sat 10/12, Wellstones. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Thu 10/17, Full Moon Orchestra. Fri 10/18, Rollercoaster, Smiler. Sat 10/19, Big Buildings, Reround. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/11, Menthol. Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Fri 10/18, Cordy, Troy. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 10/17, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Big Breakfast, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Cooksie. Sat 10/12, Scotty Karate, End of the West. Sun 10/13, Someday I, Polymer, Dutchmen. Mon 10/14, Pod Blatz, Black Elf Speaks, Ripit. Tue 10/15, Demolition Dollrods, Phantom Three, Hustler, Knotwells. Wed 10/16, Oakley Hall, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Puerto Muerto. Thu 10/17, Library of Congress, Violently Ill, Prescription Junkies. Fri 10/18, Hayshakers, Rants, Exit Parade. Sat 10/19, Neva Denova, Autumn-Waking, 1000 Rubs. Sun 10/20, Foot. 773-248-3093.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY 700 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Wed 10/16, 7 PM, Michael Rodio. 847-520-1222.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Tue 10/15, 8 PM, Mark Vickery. Wednesdays, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, open mike. 773-743-3355.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Fri 10/18, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

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

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Lydon Moon, Eric Mantel. Sat 10/12, Meqqa, Haeger's Bend, Life Without, Driven. Sundays, 7 PM, Dave Uhrich & friends. Tue 10/15, Metal night with Nine24. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Ryan Fletcher. Fri 10/18, Lady Upstairs, Donner Surprise Party, Moe Loves Myra. Sat 10/19, Leroy Fix, Biofeedback, Bello. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/19, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, K., A-Set (18 & over); 10 PM, Karate, Chris Brokaw (see Spot Check), Check Engine. Sat 10/12, 10 PM, Tenki, Pleasant Grove, Peter Andreadis, American Minor. Sun 10/13, 8 PM, Jason Anderson, Khaela, Mike Kinsella, Michael Johnson (Jawbreaker tribute; 18 & over). Mon 10/14, 8 PM, "Thax Marks the Spot" with La Divina Demora, Jim Elkington, Tom Atteberry, J+J+J (18 & over). Tue 10/15, 8 PM, Vinyl, New Math (18 & over). Wed 10/16, 8 PM, Will Kimbrough, Jaime Woods, Greg Klyma. Thu 10/17, 8 PM, Rock Four, Bleu, Read Letter (18 & over). Fri 10/18, 7:30 PM, Marc Ribot; 10 PM, Eyes Adrift. Sat 10/19, 6:30 PM, Calvin Johnson, Little Wings, C.O.C.O. (all-ages); 10 PM, Songs: Ohia, Damien Jurado. Sun 10/20, 8 PM, Rilo Kiley, Arlo, Clyde Federal (18 & over). 773-525-2508.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Nicolas Collins. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 10/17, 4:30 PM, Dave Weed & Jeff Tatlou. 312-441-9334.

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

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 10/11, 10 PM, Youngblood Brass Band, Molemen. Sat 10/12, 9 PM, the Opus, Primeridian, Thawfor, Earatik Statik, Lumba, Single Minded Pros (see Post No Bills). Sun 10/13, DJs Mungo, Earth & Pajama Party. Tue 10/15, 10 PM, Akbar. Fri 10/18, 10 PM, All Fours, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, DJ Mass Transit. Sun 10/20, 8 PM, Ripley Caine, Dark Green Bottles. 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.

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

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/11, Unbecomingyou, Urn, Born Against Time. Sat 10/12, Sonnets, Ted Aliotta & Groove Machine. Fri 10/18, Joe Dizzy. Sat 10/19, Detour. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. 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. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 10/15, Katie Todd. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 10/17, Melissa Adams, Adam Brodsky. Fri 10/18, Antara, Al Rose, Brooke Fox. Sat 10/19, Dag Juhlin, Ellen Rosner, Matt Tiegler, Tommi Zender. Sun 10/20, Ryan Adcock, Jim Marlowe, Noah Riemer. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. 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. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJs spin. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: 18 & over shows at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/11, Buck 50, Jim Roll, Casey Mehan & Late Night Radio. Fri 10/18, Siderunners, Perfume, Funeral Home Photographer (with the film Candy Coated Pill Popping Pedophiles and an exhibit of paintings by Myke Adams). Sat 10/19, Devil in a Woodpile, John Cook. 773-296-6024.

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

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

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/12, Slap Happy. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/11, Flex Crew. Sat 10/12, Stagalag, Zeleke. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. Thu 10/17, Rico. Fri 10/18, Indika. Sat 10/19, Spraga Benz. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/11, Flapjacks, Kimi Hayes. Sat 10/12, 56 Hope Road, Del Mar. Sun 10/13, Swivel Hips Smith. Tue 10/15, Blues Monks (no cover). Wed 10/16, Daniel James Band (no cover). Thu 10/17, Orquesta Ranura, Ash Ganley. Fri 10/18, Mary Prankster, Powerknobs, Deans. Sat 10/19, Homunculus, One-Eyed Show. 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 10/15, DJ Speed, 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. Sat 10/19, Pointy Teeth with DJ Skeptik & Tiombe. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Greg Gray, Steve Melvage. Sat 10/12, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tue 10/15, DJ Mel Hammond spins house. 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 (10/12 with Jesse Saunders). 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. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid, DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez & El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

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

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

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

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

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, DJ Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. Thursdays, Ken Sumka spins rock, pop, and alternative. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/11, Timo Maas. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. Fri 10/18, Seb Fontaine. 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 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: Fridays and Saturdays, midnight-4 AM, B Side DJs spin rare groove, jazz, mambo, Cuban, funk & soul (no cover). 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Globesonic Earth & bass DJs spin "Arab electronica, campesino beats, Asian massive, African grooves, and Brazilian jungle." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Thu 10/17, DJs Jevon Jackson & Vince Lawrence. 312-245-0333.

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: Bar & lounge. Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, DJ Teflan spins hip-hop 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Amon Tobin, Prefuse 73, Bonobo, DJ P-Love (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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 Tim Buck 2, Diza & Big Reese spin hip-hop, R&B, house & reggae. Saturdays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Confusion, Billy the Kid, Mark Almonte, Peter Haze. 312-491-1931.

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

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

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

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 10/16, Phantom 45 & Bass by the Pound DJs Flipside, Glyde & Poolside. 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 10/11, Colette, DJ_S. Sat 10/12, DJ Heather, Mark Grant. 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 10/17, Kooky Scientist, Gabriel Palomo, Matthew Martin, Shift, Wale. Fri 10/18, Mr. Scruff, DJ Bob. Sat 10/19, John Acquaviva. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/11, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins (see Post No Bills). Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Thu 10/17, Kevin Yost, Armand Van Helden. Fri 10/18, DJ Rap, Dieselboy, Atomic Babies. 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, VJ Steven Farias. 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.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Real One, Jackin' Jamie & Skor spin house, disco & and breaks. 773-477-3400.

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. Thu 10/17, Sander Kleinenberg. Sat 10/19, Jody Wisternoff. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Mike Z, Mach 1 & Ryan Hagen. Sat 10/12, Evolution, Noel Sanger, Johnny Chaos, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Sat 10/19, BT, Dissolvent, Todd Richmann, 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 10/11, Ruben Mancias, DJ Monna, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 10/12, Marco Carola. Fri 10/18, James Curd, Iz, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. 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

TRICIA ALEXANDER, BETH LODGE RIGAL, LESLIE FREDERICK, EILEEN CENSOTTI, RADICAL NUANCES, DAWN MIDDLETON, SUSAN URBAN, JIM SIMONIS perform at the 13th annual Women in Entertainment Night. Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

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

LJ BOOTH, PETE JONSSON Sun 10/20, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

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.

FARMAGEDDON, OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC BOB DYLAN ENSEMBLE, CATS DON'T CARE perform at the Berry Jam concert and song circle. Sat 10/12, 7 PM, Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt. 773-728-2361.

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN Fri 10/18, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

HARMONIOUS WAIL benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171 or 630-964-4871.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

HOT SOUP Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5165.

IRISH HERITAGE SINGERS perform as part of the Irish American Forum; the program features lectures by Mick Moloney, Jamie O'Reilly, Thomas J. Boyle, and Bill Margeson. Sun 10/20, 2 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

KATHY MATTEA Sun 10/20, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MEGON McDONOUGH Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

BILL MORRISSEY, RACHAEL DAVIS Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 630-789-5088.

JAMIE O'REILLY, CECILIE O'REILLY, IRISH HERITAGE SINGERS with vocalists from the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, the Shamrock American Club, and Chicago Gaelic Park perform as part of the Irish American Forum. Fri 10/18, 7:30 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

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

PRINCESS OWANA SALAZAR & LED KAAPANA Hawaiian slack key guitar concert. Sat 10/19, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG, BIG TOP CHAUTAUQUA See Spot Check; benefit for the Elgin Public Museum and the Community Crisis Center. Sat 10/19, 7 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

LINDA THOMPSON WITH TEDDY THOMPSON Sold out. Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

ED TRICKETT Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

WEAVERMANIA Benefit for Glenwood School. Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sun 10/13, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thu 10/17, 8:30 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong (see Spot Check). 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 10/14, 8 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. Thu 10/17, Sweet Accord. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 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. Fri 10/18, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, John Dillon. Sun 10/20, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Gerard Haughey. 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. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Dermot O'Brien. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 10/20, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. Sat 10/12, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. Fri 10/18, Seamus O'Kane. Sat 10/19, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/19, Alan Darveaux. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 10/16, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. Sat 10/19, Garrett's birthday bash with the Community of Galleryans jam. 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.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/12, Salthill Mines. Wednesdays, Irish session. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Fri 10/18, St. James Gate. Sat 10/19, O Lookie Moe. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 10/14, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, John Hoyt. 815-338-5164.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 10/13, 2 PM, Andrew Calhoun. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 10/15, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Minna Bromberg. 773-743-3355.

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

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wed 10/16, Oakley Hall, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Puerto Muerto. 773-248-3093.

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.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wed 10/16, 8 PM, Will Kimbrough, Jaime Woods, Greg Klyma. 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 10/11, Rick Neeley Trio. Fri 10/18, Small Potatoes. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 10/19, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

KINGSNAKES Free in-store performance. Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MUSIC TO SOOTHE ALL SOULS Benefit for Shoesmith Elementary School's music program with Billy Always, Sterling Watson, Maggie Brown, Eddie Campbell & others. Sun 10/13, 4 PM, Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone. 773-535-1764.

A PIECE OF MY SOUL with Monique Whittington, Felicia Coleman-Evans, Roberta Thomas, Phyllis Overstreet, Stephanie Booth, Lou Johnson, Lang Turner, Deanna Reed & Jesse Stanford. Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/20, 5 PM, Legacy Cultural Theatre, 12952 Western, Blue Island. 708-895-4225.

KELLY PRICE, DAVE HOLLISTER, GLENN LEWIS Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/11, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. 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 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Eddy Clearwater. Sun 10/13, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/15, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wed 10/16, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 10/17, Lil' Dave Thompson. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/12, Barrelhouse Chuck Band. Sat 10/19, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Sat 10/12, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/15, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/15, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. 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 and Sun 10/20, Carl Weathersby. Mon 10/14, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 10/15, Larry Garner. Wed 10/16, Lil' Dave Thompson. Thu 10/17, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne. Fri 10/18, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene (no cover); 9 PM, Kenny Neal, the Buzz. Sat 10/19, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Alberta Adams, Stan Skibby & the Love Souldiers. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Charlie Love. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/11, Sue Foley. Sat 10/12, Kenny Neal. Thu 10/17, 9 PM, Janiva Magness. Fri 10/18, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne. Sat 10/19, Matthew Skoller Band. 630-513-0074.

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

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

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike with Over Easy. 312-433-0013.

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

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: Thu 10/17, 8:30 PM, Roy Book Binder. 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, 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 10/12, Zora Young. Sat 10/19, Nighthawks. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin (no cover). 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/11, 9 and 11 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Tue 10/15, 8:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie & the Shadow. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 10/19, 9:30 PM, Lil' Dave Thompson. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 10/12, 9 PM, Jade & Company. 773-465-8005.

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 10/11, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 10/12, Jimmy Burns. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mon 10/14, Phil Armetta. Tue 10/15, Hurricane Gumbo. Wed 10/16, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Thu 10/17, Maurice John Vaughn. Fri 10/18, No Mercy Band. Sat 10/19, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 10/12, Wailin' Walter. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Chris Beard. 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. 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: 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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 10/13, 7 PM, open blues jam hosted by Mr. G & friends with Brian James. 847-869-0450.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/12, Dave Specter. Sat 10/19, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 773-252-1155.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. 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 10/11, Little Al Thomas. Sat 10/12, Vini & the Demons. Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Fri 10/18 through Sun 10/20, 8:30 and 11 PM, Bobby Rush. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 10/11, Sat 10/12, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis. Thu 10/17, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 10/18, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 10/19, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 10/13, King Corey & Richard King. Tue 10/15, Jon McDonald. Thu 10/17, Alan Batts. Sun 10/20, Danny Draher. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 10/11, Eddie Shaw. Fri 10/18, Rockin' Johnny. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Chicago Express. Sat 10/12, Steepwater Band. Fri 10/18, Lil' Dave Thompson. Sat 10/19, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/11, Juke Joint Money Makers. Sat 10/12, Jim Baby Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Madman Blues Band. 773-281-7112.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free concerts. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Tue 10/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

MARK COLBY & VINCE MAGGIO Free concert. Tue 10/15, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Tom Tallman. Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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.

STEVE FLOWERS Free in-store performance. Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

VON FREEMAN Thu 10/17, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-427-1676.

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

AL GREEN/OTHELLO ANDERSON QUINTET Benefit concert. Sat 10/19, 6 and 8 PM, St. Martin's Church, 5700 W. Midway Park. 773-378-8111.

TED HOGARTH QUARTET Free concert. Wed 10/16, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

9TH ANNUAL HYDE PARK/KENWOOD JAAZ FESTIVAL with Alto Madness (Jimmy Ellis, Ernest Dawkins & Dennis Winslett), Damian Espinosa Trio, Three Bass Hit (Harrison Bankhead, Darius Savage & Paul Steinbeck), Malachi Thompson & Africa Brass with Dee Alexander, Live the Spirit Ensemble, Hypnotic. Sun 10/13, 6:30 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.

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

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET with Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis & Jeff "Tain" Watts; tribute to Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane & John Lewis. Sun 10/13, 7:30 PM (sold out), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Tue 10/15, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MUSIC TO SOOTHE ALL SOULS Benefit for Shoesmith Elementary School's music program with Billy Always, Sterling Watson, Maggie Brown, Eddie Campbell & others. Sun 10/13, 4 PM, Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone. 773-535-1764.

NEW QUARTET with Doug Lofstrom, Mike Levin & James Saunders. Free concert. Mon 10/14, 12:30 PM, and Fri 10/18, 7:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ NIGHT I under the direction of Don Owens, Daniel J. Farris & Joel Spencer. Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

JERRY RUTHRAUFF TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 10/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

COREY WILKES TRIO Free concert. Tue 10/15, 5 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MICHAEL ZERANG performs percussion with choreographers Asimina Chremos, Adriana Durant & Janet Schmid, performance artist Pam Linnell, and John Fishback & Daedalus D'Alamut as part of the program "In Celebration of Link's Hall." 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 10/11, 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. 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 10/18, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/19, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Johnny Frigo & Dick Reynolds Quartet with Rick Frigo, Jim Cox & Margaret Carlson. 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 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 10/13 through Sat 10/19, Detour. Sun 10/20, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BAR BIBO 112 N. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursdays, 8 PM, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger. 630-377-7022.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9 PM: Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Frank D'Rone. Fri 10/18, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. 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. Thu 10/17, 7:30 PM, Libby York. 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 10/16, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oakbrook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/11 and Sat 10/12, Johnie Faren. Fri 10/18, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Sat 10/19, Dan Ferris. 630-574-2155.

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

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 10/13, Outland Orchestra, MacKay/Rumback Jazz Variations. Sun 10/20, Cafta Quintet, Becky Sharp & Rachel Banning. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 10/15, 7:30 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 10/13, Pete Benson Trio. Fri 10/18, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/11, Matt Weston. Sat 10/12, Hal Rammel with Jon Mueller, Jeff Klatt & Thomas Gaudynski. Thu 10/17, violinist Gunda Gottschalk. Fri 10/18, Dave Rempis & Ben Gray. Sat 10/19, Burton Green, Robert Falesh, Weasel Walter, Clay Grossman, and Nick Sondy. 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 10/11, 9 PM, Chambers Trio. Sat 10/12, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 10/19, 9 PM, Aron Monreal Trio. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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 10/16, 8 PM, Annette Krebs/Chris Forsyth/Ernesto Diaz-Infante (see Critic's Choice). 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 10/13, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 10/16, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 10/20, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra; 9:30 PM, Skip Heller Quartet. 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 10/17, 7:30 PM, Barry Winograd Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 10/14, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 10/20, 2 PM, Classic Jazz Stompers. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 10/12, 9 and 11 PM, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. Tuesdays, 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 10/11, 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; 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Cin Salach & Ten Tongues; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 10/14, 8 PM, Branford Marsalis Quartet (sold out); 10 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 10/16, 9 PM, Bob Dogan Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/18, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Von Freeman Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 10/20, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HANSEN'S BAKING CO. 114 E. State, Geneva: Sat 10/19, 7 PM, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger. 630-262-3755.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/12, 9 PM, Jade & Company. Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Equinox 5. 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 10/13, 4 PM, "Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith" features Stripped, Passing for Normal. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Wed 10/16, 7 PM, Samuel del Real Orchestra. Sun 10/20, 5 PM, violinist Gunda Gottschalk. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. 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.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 10/13, Thread Quintet. Sun 10/20, Hats. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Tue 10/15, 7-10 PM, Absolut Jams jazz talent competition. 312-266-2400.

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 10/11 through Sun 10/13, Cedar Walton Trio with Stefon Harris. Tue 10/15 through Sun 10/20, Wallace Roney Quintet (see Critic's Choice). 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: Fri 10/11, 9:30 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. Sat 10/12, 9:30 PM, Aaron Johnson Trio. 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 10/18, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. 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.

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 10/16, 7 PM, Jazz Vertigo. Fri 10/18, 9 PM, and Sat 10/19, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 630-446-4001.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 7th annual Jump and Verve Jazz Fest runs through 10/12 (call 847-332-2933, ext. 112); additional shows take place at Pete Miller's Steakhouse (see separate listing). 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 (10/13 with Savoir Faire's East Side Project; 10/20 with William Perry, David Boykin & Avreeayl Ra). 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. Sat 10/12, Denise Tomasello. Wednesdays, open mike. Sat 10/19, Summer Kwai Duo. 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 through 10/12 (no cover); additional shows take place at Nevin's Live (see separate listing). 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, 7 PM, Joanie Pallatto; 9 PM, Southport All-Stars with Johnny Frigo, Bobby Lewis, Joanie Pallatto, Willie Pickens, Sparrow, Charles Walton & Bill Yancey. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Redd Holt Quartet. 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 10/13, 7 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 10/20, 7 PM, Shawn Salmon Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/11, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 10/12, Ken Chaney Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (10/20 with Susan Hofer). Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Keli Briggs Allison. Wednesdays, Peter Lerner Trio. Thursdays, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Fri 10/18, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, John Paris/Steve Thomas Quartet. Sat 10/19, Typhanie Monique Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/11, Rankinfyle. Sat 10/12, Dave Gordon Trio. Tuesdays, Warren & Beck. Wed 10/16, Yoko Noge Duo. Fri 10/18, John Juul & friends. Sat 10/19, Ken Chaney Experience. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. 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.

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Sundays, 5 PM, Tommy Bradford Band. 312-421-8164.

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

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Nicolas Collins. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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.

SWIFT MANSION 4500 S. Michigan: Mondays through Fridays, 11 AM-2 PM, jazz lunch with Samuel Mohammed. 773-624-0803.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Thu 10/17, Straight Up & Down, Dave Rempis/Jim Baker/Jason Roebke/Tim Daisy Quartet. 773-862-3616.

TOWN HOUSE CAFE & WINE BAR 105 N. Second, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM. 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 10/11, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Sat 10/12, D.E.T. Reunion Tour with the Damian Espinosa Trio. 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 10/17 and Fri 10/18, John Tchicai, Paul Smoker, Adam Lane & Barry Altschul. Sat 10/19, David Boykin Expanse. 312-791-9050.

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

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

international

concerts

ALY BAIN & ALE MÖLLER Sun 10/20, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PANDIT VISHWA MOHAN BHATT accompanied by Sri Subrata Bhattacharya (tabla). Sun 10/20, 5 PM, Chinamaya Mission Auditorium, 11 South 80, Route 83, Hinsdale. 708-349-6396.

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.

HICHAM CHAMI Fri 10/18, 7:30 PM (free concert), Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. Sat 10/19, 7 PM (with clarinetist Eve Monzingo; benefit for Genesis at the Crossroads), Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 847-830-8277.

CUTUMBA Free Cuban folk music concert. Fri 10/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JIMMY'S BAVARIANS Sat 10/19, noon, Dinkel's Bakery, 3329 N. Lincoln. 773-281-7300.

EDDIE KOROSA JR. & THE BOYS FROM ILLINOIS Free concert. Thu 10/17, 7 PM, Lozano branch, Chicago Public Library, 1805 S. Loomis. 312-746-4329.

SVETOZAR "DJULA" MILOSAVLJEVIC Free accordion concert. Thu 10/17, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

RZESZOWIACY Free concert by the Folk Song and Theatre Group of the Polish Youth Organization from the John Paul II Catholic Center of Polish Culture. Thu 10/17, 7 PM, Austin-Irving branch, Chicago Public Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. 312-744-6222.

SLEBODNI performs traditional songs and dances from the Tatra Mountains under the direction of Joanna Bobak; free concert. Sat 10/19, 2 PM, Austin-Irving branch, Chicago Public Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. 312-747-2805.

WEI YANG & BETTY XIANG perform traditional Chinese music. Sun 10/13, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-442-4978.

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.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Manteca O Folk Ensemble. 773-274-6057.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 10/16, 10:30 PM, Hassan Hakmoun. 773-276-3600.

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.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, 6 PM, Jimmy's Bavarians. 847-724-7171.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 10/16, 7 PM, Samuel del Real Orchestra. Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Hassan Hakmoun. Sat 10/19, 9 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 10/20, 8 PM, Las Guitarras de España. 312-362-9707.

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

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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 10/20, 8 PM, Chizh & Co. 773-404-9494.

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 perform 13th-century songs. Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

BEL SONORE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Handel, Haydn, Muczynski, R. Strauss, Butterworth, Ellington). Sun 10/20, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

FREDERIC BLANC organ. Sun 10/20, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan, Northwestern University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Bartok, Mozart, Spohr). Sun 10/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 10/11, 1:30 PM, and Sat 10/12, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim conducts an all-Mozart program. Thu 10/17 through Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Angela Denoke, tenor Peter Seiffert, baritone Roman Trekel, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus in a program of excerpts from Wagner's Tannh9user. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Free admission. Sat 10/11 and Sat 10/19, 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.

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.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL CHORUS AND KAPELLE performs music of Maurice Durufle in a free concert. Sun 10/20, 7:30 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

BETTE COULSON AND LISA GOETHE-McGINN piano and flute, in a program of contemporary music. Thu 10/17, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

DA CORNETO OPERA COMPANY with the City Symphony Orchestra in a program of opera excerpts. Wed 10/16, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

JOSE MANUEL DAPENA guitar (Sor, Turina, Tarrega, Green, Walton). Thu 10/17, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

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

DENISE DJOKIC AND DAVID JALBERT cello and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Barber, Schumann). Free admission. Wed 10/16, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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.

KARIN REDEKOPP EDWARDS piano, performs music of "great composers who suffered mental illness." Mon 10/14, 8 PM, Pierce Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson conducts music of Cole Porter in a pops concert. Fri 10/18, 8:30 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 10/19, 8 PM, and Sun 10/20, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA with violist Vincent Royer in a new-music program (Ligeti, Dusapin, Radulescu, Walshe, Coleman, Sciarrino). Fri 10/11, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 773-973-2501.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 10/11, 12:10 PM, organist Rino Rizzato. Fri 10/18, 12:10 PM, violinist Sherry Hong. 312-787-4570.

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

VADIM GLUZMAN AND ANGELA YOFFE Tue 10/15, 7:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

GUADAGNINI ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Brahms). Sun 10/20, 7 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

HAYDN BY THE LAKE in a period-instruments concert (Haydn, Giuliani, Hummel, Beethoven, Mozart). Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636. Sun 10/20, 4 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 773-442-4978.

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 10/20, 2 PM, trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and bass clarinetist Gene Coleman in a program of improvisations and original compositions. 312-362-9707.

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

KLANG (Bartok, Berio, Garrop, Kapsalis, Brubeck/Kapsalis). Fri 10/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN guitar, in a free concert (Bach, Narvaez, Lauro, Barrios, Rodrigo, Dyens, Rak, Lucia, Peña, Reed). Sun 10/13, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

SIMON KYUNG LEE, LUBOMIRE STAMOV, AND FRANCO MARTORANA tenors, in a free program of opera excerpts. Sun 10/20, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

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.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with cellist Rachel Galay and vocalist Tamuz Shiran. Thu 10/17, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-297-4808.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with baritone Andrew Schulze (Tcherepnin, Tchaikovsky, Borodin). Sun 10/20, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-920-9569.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 10/11 and Mon 10/14, 7:30 PM, and Thu 10/17 and Sun 10/20, 2 PM, 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). Sat 10/12, 7:30 PM, and Wed 10/16, 2 PM, Julius Rudel, conductor, with soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, bass Samuel Ramey, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey (Floyd, Susannah). 312-332-2244.

SUZANNE MENTZER, WILBUR PAULEY, SANDRA RADVANOVSKY, AND SAMUEL RAMEY perform music of Ricky Ian Gordon and others in a benefit for Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House. Sun 10/20, 7 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 773-327-9921.

MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE Vincent Cichowicz, conductor, with trumpeter John Hagstrom (Bach, Gabrieli, Respighi, Wagner, Bloch). Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4014.

ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER AND LAMBERT ORKIS violin and piano (Faure, Brahms, Kreisler, Gershwin/Heifetz, Previn). Mon 10/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NEUER KNABENCHOR HAMBURG Brigitte Siebenkittel conducts a free concert (J. Bach, B. Bach, J.S. Bach, Lotti, Handel, Mendelssohn, Tavener, Franck, Britten, Chilcott, Humperdinck, traditional). Wed 10/16, 7 PM, Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2645 W. Belmont. 312-744-8074.

MARILYN NONKEN piano, in a solo recital (Babbitt, Rakowski, Eckardt, Nauert, Finnissy). Tue 10/15, 6:15 PM, Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario. 312-787-3997.

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.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with pianist Michael Chertock (Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Daugherty). Thu 10/19, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

ELENA PAPANDREOU guitar (Bach, Chopin, Dyens, Koshkin). Sun 10/20, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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.

ANNIE PICARD AND JULIE GOLDBERG soprano and guitar (Brahms, Britten, Sor, Foster). Sun 10/13, 3 PM, Oremus Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 10/12 and Sat 10/19, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MAGDALENE ROLKA piano, in a free concert. Mon 10/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAINT 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.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND (Gould, Whitacre). Sun 10/20, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

GIL SHAHAM, TRULS MORK, AND YEFIM BRONFMAN violin, cello, and piano (Schubert, Tchaikovsky). Sun 10/20, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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). 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.

GUINEVERE TIFFIN, WARREN KAMMERER, AND LUIS GALVEZ soprano, bass, and tenor, with pianists Carmelita Saldajeno and John Tiffin (Bellini, Berlioz, Bizet, Debussy, Donizetti, Haydn, Verdi). Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie. 847-674-8356.

TOWN HOUSE CAFE 105 N. 2nd, Saint Charles: Sat 10/19, 8 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-584-8603.

TRIO SETTECENTO (Krieger, Buxtehude, Bach, Couperin, Marais, Leclair). Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Andrea Marcon, conductor, with violinist Giuliano Carmignola in an all-Vivaldi concert. Thu 10/17, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

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

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.

ZURICH BOYS' CHOIR Alphons von Aarburg, conductor (Schütz, Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rossini). Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729 or 312-787-4584.

fairs & festivals

SCARECROW FESTIVAL Lincoln Park, Main and Randall, Saint Charles: Fri 10/11, 10:30 AM, Bill Hooper; noon-6 PM, "Battle of the High School Bands"; 1 PM, Pat Surface; 2:30 PM, Fox Valley Swedish Choir; 4 PM, Aquarius; 7 PM, Blooze Brothers, Mabel Mabel. Sat 10/12, 3 PM, Rhythm Revolution. Sun 10/13, 11 AM, Tropical Sound Steel Band; 1 PM, Charlie B & friends; 4 PM, Smokin' Gunz; 3 PM, Avalanche. 630-377-6161.

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.

RALPH'S WORLD Free children's concerts. Tue 10/15, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852. Thu 10/17, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 595 Central, Highland Park. 847-433-9130.

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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