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Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, in-cluding a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail to musiclistings@chicagoreader.com.

WHERE TO FIND IT

concerts clubs

rock, pop, etc. 43 44

dance 60

folk & country 64 66

blues, gospel, R&B 68 68

jazz 70 70

international 75 75

classical 76

fairs & festivals 78

Miscellaneous 78

ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, funk, reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. DANCE includes techno, electronica, ambient, and disco. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional

Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian

classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS &

FESTIVALS are listed in a separate

category without regard to music type.

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

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.

ALLOY ORCHESTRA accompanies the silent film The Black Pirate; a discussion follows the performance. Wed 10/23, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BADLY DRAWN BOY, ADAM GREEN All-ages. Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BECK, FLAMING LIPS See Critic's Choice; sold out. Fri 10/18, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID CALE, JONATHAN KREISBERG, DAVID CLEMENT, ERIN HALL, ROB BAILEY & JIM TRUE-FROST perform as part of the "Traffic" series. Mon 10/21, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY performs "Silent Footsteps," a tribute to Anne Frank, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Chicago Book and Author Luncheon. Thu 10/24, 11:30 AM, Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water. 847-433-8099.

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.

ALICE COOPER Tue 10/22, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

COUNTING CROWS, O.A.R., GRAHAM COLTON Mon 10/21, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

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.

DAYNA CLAY BAND performs at readings by author Paul McComas. Fri 10/18, 7 PM, Gescheidle Art Gallery, 300 W. Superior. 312-654-0600. Sat 10/19, 7 PM, Studio 1123, 1123 Florence, Evanston. 847-475-5159.

DEATH IN JUNE, NON, LUFTWAFFE All-ages. Sun 10/20, 6 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000.

FLOGGING MOLLY, ANDREW W.K., ALLISTER, LOST CITY ANGELS All-ages. Tue 10/22, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

FOLK-N-STEIN Halloween party with Environmental Encroachment, DJ Burnt Norton; 18 & over. Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FOURPLAY Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

BUCKY HALKER, ALLAN SCHWARTZ perform as part of "Beyond Haymarket and Pullman: Mapping Chicago's Working-Class Struggles," which also feature speakers. Free admission. Fri 10/25, 7 PM, UNITE Union Hall, 333 S. Ashland. 312-996-2491.

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

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 10/25, 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.

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

JOHN BROWN BATTERY, LA MANTRA DE FHIQRIA, PHANTOM THREE, ENGLISH SOFTHEARTS, J PLUS J PLUS J perform at WRRG's Halloween Hoedown benefit for 88.9 FM. Sat 10/26, 6:30 PM, cafeteria, Triton College, 2000 Fifth, River Grove. 708-583-3110.

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 See Spot Check; 18 & over. Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SUZANNE McDERMOTT Sun 10/27, 3 PM, southwest courtyard, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

ROGER McGUINN Sun 10/27, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

MOODY BLUES Wed 10/23, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212. Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

AUDREY MORRIS Free concert. Fri 10/25, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

MOTEP Free concert. Fri 10/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

M.O.T.O., NO COMPLY, ANARCHY ASS & THE A&R KIDS, REGIS PHILBAND Sat 10/26, 6 PM, New World Resource Center, 2600 W. Fullerton. 773-227-4011.

ANNE MURRAY Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

NAUGHTY BY NATURE, KOOL MOE DEE, TOO SHORT, EPMD Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

NELLY & THE ST. LUNATICS, BIG TYMERS, LIL WAYNE, FABOLOUS, AMERIE Sun 10/27, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

NEW FOUND GLORY, FINCH, SOMETHING CORPORATE, FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER All-ages; sold out. Tue 10/22, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 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.

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.

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

STRING OF PEARLS ORCHESTRA performs the 1940s musical revue "In the Mood." Wed 10/23, 2 and 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS with author Dave Eggers. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS Free in-store performance. Sat 10/26, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LINDA THOMPSON See Critic's Choice; sold out. Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Tue 10/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KELLER WILLIAMS 18 & over. Sat 10/26, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: 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 (see Spot Check), Cobra Verde. Mon 10/21, 9 PM, Lou Barlow, Earli Mart, Alaska. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thu 10/24, 9 PM, Ekoostik Hookah, Grandpa's .38. Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Imperial Teen, Assassins. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Calexico, Destoyer, Nicolai Dunger. Sun 10/27, 9 PM, Red Elvises, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners. 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 10/18, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd tribute). Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 10/25, Pat McCurdy. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. 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. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/22, Porch Ghouls, Mr. Airplane Man. Wed 10/23, Treason Brothers, Busy Kids, Working Class Jack, New High Low. Thu 10/24, American Cosmonaut, Ming, Space Team Electra. Fri 10/25, Silkworm, Black Lipstick, My Business Failed in Three Weeks. Sat 10/26, Clone Defects, Piranhas, Mystery Girls, Vee Dee. Sun 10/27, Trouble With Sweeney, Lesser Birds of Paradise. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/18, Sick Cell, Egnaro, Last Year's Man. Sat 10/19, Blue Nova, NYR, VD6. Thu 10/24, Dirty Rugs, Electric. Fri 10/25, Intelligent Dennis, First Name Basis, Red Wigglers, Baby Boy Odell. Sat 10/26, Digital Kill, Not the Only One, Fazer, Gasoline Rainbows. 773-384-0043.

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

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

BOOMERS 5035 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Paris Delane & the Hyper Harp (no cover). 773-334-2182 or 312-337-2559.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/18, Schvilkus, Banned Band. Sat 10/19, Speargrass. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Mon 10/21, Even in Blackouts. Tue 10/22, Danny Godinez Band. Thu 10/24, Future Rock. Fri 10/25, Lalovibes, P-1, Abstract Giants. Sat 10/26, Blues Monks. 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 10/18, Paul Allodi. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 10/25, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-550-1127.

BUNGALOW JOE'S 7406 Jensen, Hanover Park: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-830-8899.

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. Sun 10/27, Mark Bose & Jeremy Baka Freer, Mantra with Ian Meyer, Gina Marie Bracco & Mickey Conga. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/18, Tumbleweed. Sat 10/19, Jr. & the Mudcats. Tue 10/22, 7:30 PM, Maureen Brill. Fri 10/25, Four Man Band. Sat 10/26, Tumbleweed. 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. Sat 10/19, Riptones. Sun 10/20, Black Velvet Band. Tuesdays, open mike. Fri 10/25, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Afflictions, Alex White, Two-Chords, 36 Invisibles (no cover). 312-922-6392.

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

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

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 10/18, Pat McCurdy. Sat 10/19, Fojimoto, First Name Basis. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Funkadesi. Fri 10/25, Ivari, Ten Ten, A Month of Somedays. 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 10/19, R. Gano. Sat 10/26, Mystery Train. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Brian Auger & the Oblivion Express, Blues Monks, the Glow. Wed 10/23, 9 PM, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd with Acumen Nation, Iron Lung Corp., Ego Static. Thu 10/24, 9 PM, unsigned band showcase with Family Groove Co., On the Sun, the Girls. Fri 10/25, 9:30 PM, Bumpus, Phat Phunktion, Urban Funk Ordinance. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Funkhouse, Starcandy, P-1. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/18, Mike & Joe. Sat 10/19, Generations. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 10/25, Arra. Sat 10/26, Then Again. 847-541-4700.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 10/21, 10 PM-4 AM, Rob Sevier (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 10/18, 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. Wed 10/23 and Thu 10/24, 8 PM, Jennifer Chada. Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Jennifer Chada; 10:30 PM, Bill Larkin. Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Jennifer Chada. Sun 10/27, 7 PM, Jennifer Chada; 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 10/20, DJs Kimetic, Yantron, Janitor & Mia More. Mon 10/21, DJ Delphine spins punk. Tue 10/22, DJs Nathan & Todd. Wed 10/23, Cashed Johnnies, DJ Billy D. (Johnny Cash tribute). Thu 10/24, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Morris Minors, Magnus, Snails. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Pork Tornado (sold out). Wed 10/23, 9 PM, Sing-Sing, Venus Hum. Thu 10/24, 9 PM, Frank Black (see Spot Check), Chris Forte Band. Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Punsapaya, Rana, Dirty Love. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, the Streets, Brad Owen. Sun 10/27, 9 PM, Yohimbe Brothers with Vernon Reid & DJ Logic, J. Davis Trio. 773-489-3160.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/18, Fabulous Janes, Somnistatic. Sat 10/19, Alex & the All-Stars. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/25, Modern Day Romeo. Sat 10/26, Blind Roosevelts. 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 10/18, Mr. Myers. Sat 10/19, American English (Beatles tribute). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 10/23, G'tar Man Dave. Thu 10/24, Catfight. Fri 10/25, Terata, Radio Flyer. Sat 10/26, 7th Heaven, Stolen Goods. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/18, Blackmaker, Ligion, Pimps, Buzzhorn. Sat 10/19, Embers, Cycle Something, Whet, Tom Bowles. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo (10/27 with Honey Tongue). Mon 10/21, Sealed in Silence, Emulsion, Mindflex Funeral. Tue 10/22, Truth About, Mind Charger. Wed 10/23, Daniel Roughan & the B-Side Symphony, Rachel Goldstein & Neshama. Thu 10/24, Jet Set Cutie, Cased. Fri 10/25, Aberdeen City, Carbonfour, Terminal Bliss. 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 10/18, 10 PM, Abilene, the Race, Sicbay. Sat 10/19, 9:30 PM, Yakuza (see Spot Check), 31 Knots, Triage, Phistine Verona. Sun 10/20, 9:30 PM, Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (see Critic's Choice), Kinski, Plastic Crimewave. Mon 10/21, 9:30 PM, Euphone, Owls. Tue 10/22, 9:30 PM, Italo, Roots of Orchis, Oma Yang. Wed 10/23, 9:30 PM, Broklyn Beats records showcase (see Critic's Choice) with 1-Speed Bike, Criterion,

Doily, Implode. Thu 10/24, 9:30 PM, Greenhornes (see Spot Check), Forty-Fives, Douglass Kings. Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, Prosaics. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Radian, Pan American, Signer. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE BAR & GRILL 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Sat 10/26, 9 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 847-516-0300.

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 10/18, 11th Hour. Sat 10/19, Chaser. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 10/24, Tripping Billies. Fri 10/25, Only Sons. Sat 10/26, Hurricane. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 10/19, DJ Popeye. Wednesdays, open jam with Hambone. Sat 10/26, Epicycle. 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 10/18, Half Stachon, Silent Treatment. Sat 10/19, Honor System, 5th Hour Hero, Ste. Catherines. Sun 10/20, Troubled Hubble, Breaking Pangaea, John Brown Battery. Mon 10/21, Kind of Like Spitting, the Red & the Black, Plan B. Tue 10/22, Against Me. Wed 10/23, Seyarse, Dearest Fae. Thu 10/24, Rewound, Dakota/Dakota, Naughty Candy, Extra Credit Assignment. Fri 10/25, Rock Star Club, Shattered Angel, Article 57, 7th Grade Underdog. Sat 10/26, Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Prosaics. Sun 10/27, Pretty Girls Make Graves, the Exit, Velvet Teen, Minus the Bear. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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 (see Critic's Choice); 8:30 PM, David Lindley & Wally Ingram; 10:15 PM, Iguanas; 10:30 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys; 11:45 PM, Waco Brothers (see Spot Check). Sun 10/20, 2 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Cory & Kristin Veselka, EQ-Live, Lindsay Boven, Morgan Ottier, Caroline Kerns, Miranda Huber. Tue 10/22, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Westerly. Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Red Elvises. 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. Fri 10/18, Hundo. Sat 10/19, Cornmeal. Sundays, open jam session (no cover). Thu 10/24, DJs spin (no cover). Fri 10/25, 219 West. Sat 10/26, Shards. 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 10/18, Dough. Sat 10/19, Rico. Thu 10/24, Rob Russo. Fri 10/25, Deja Voodoo. Sat 10/26, Smalls. 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 10/18, Michael Heaton Band. 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 10/18, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Craig Moorefield. Sat 10/19, Garrett's birthday bash with the Community of Galleryans jam. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 10/25, Grandpa's Pants. Sat 10/26, DJs spin at a Halloween party. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. 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 10/21, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays and 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. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Mon 10/21, 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. Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. 773-348-1053.

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

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

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: No cover. Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Stone Puppets, Changes. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. 773-549-9624.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 312-915-0071.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/18, Outlaw Family Band, Rainkings. Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Tanna; 10 PM, Cane Corso, Sono, Monovox. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Thu 10/24, Snaklab All-Stars with D'z Nutz. Fri 10/25, Chlorine, Heather's Damage, Miles of Empty. Sat 10/26, New Duncan Imperials, Ruth Buzzy. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 10/22, 7 PM, Dave Andersen. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Tim Hort, Michelle Shafer, Laura Braun, Jackson Daly Group. Tue 10/22, 9 PM, Martha Redbone. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: 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 (see Critic's Choice), Eternals. 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). Wed 10/23, 9:30 PM, Pacifics, Alo, Farm Crew, Sidewalk Skolaz. Thu 10/24, 9:30 PM, St. Thomas, Noahjohn, Hand & a Hacksaw. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Harvey Sid Fisher, John Greenfield, Eric Roth, Laurie Miller, Stacey Earley, Erika May, Teria Gartellos, Troy Morris; 12:30 AM, DJs John Benetti & Matt Baterer. Sun 10/27, 9 PM, Archer Prewitt, Nicolai Dunger. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 10/24, Tripping Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sat 10/19, Willamena. Wed 10/23, 7 PM, benefit for Will Act for Food with 56 Hope Road, Ghettobillies, Amy & Chris Kaye. 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 10/22, 8 PM, benefit for Chicago Women's Health Center with Ang 13, Nemiss, PMS, Mary Jane & AM/PM. 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 10/18, 6:45 PM, Hoobastank, Blindside, Greenwheel (sold out). Sat 10/19, Beenie Man, Smilez & Southstar, Silver Kat, Kirk Davis (18 & over). Mon 10/21, 6 PM, New Found Glory, Finch, Something Corporate, Further Seems Forever (sold out). Tue 10/22, 6:45 PM, Nonpoint, Sunset Black, Head On (all-ages). Wed 10/23, 7:30 PM, Alice Cooper, White Light Motorcade. Thu 10/24, 6:30 PM, (Hed) P.E., Z-Trip, Slitheryn. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, 9:30 PM, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (18 & over). Sun 10/27, Musiq (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 10/18, Empty Can Band. Fri 10/25, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/18, Freshwater Collins. Sat 10/19, Pearl St. Band. 312-245-0333.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/18, 5 PM, benefit for Children's Wish List with Dogs Undecided, Dan Darrah; 10 PM, Catfight, Only Infinity. Sat 10/19, Monsters of Mock with Atomic Punks (Van Halen tribute), Weathered (Creed tribute), Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). Fri 10/25, Good Charlotte, 17th Floor. Sat 10/26, Mike & Joe. 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 & the Hyper Harp. 773-348-7592.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/18, Pie-Eyed Pete, Bucketshop. Sat 10/19, the Girls, Ophur, Joe Bigsley. Wed 10/23, Tom Chase Band. 773-975-0505.

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

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. Tuesdays, 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 10/18, 9 PM, Gas Chamber, Slurs, Vee Dee, Negligents. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Finneus, Heavy Mental, Bonfire Mechanics. Sun 10/20, 9 PM, June's Arrival, Willamena. Tue 10/22, Randy Sacks & the Holy Rollers. Wed 10/23, 7:30 PM, Michel, Los Mineros. Thu 10/24, 9 PM, Blue Shade Witness, Jesters. Fri 10/25, 9 PM, Gas Chamber, Aldermen, Mystery Girls. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Strangefolk. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Derek Trucks Band, Ben Taylor Band. Sun 10/20, 8 PM, Chizh & Co. Wed 10/23, 9 PM, Dale Watson, Hillbilly Winos. Thu 10/24, 9 PM, Anne Harris, Kristin Shout & Smoking Kitten, Ted Wulfer's Beggars Banquet. Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos, Ohno. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Seven Day Run, Helen Stellar. 773-404-9494.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Amon Tobin, Prefuse 73, Bonobo, DJ P-Love (18 & over). Wed 10/23, 6:30 PM, Hot Water Music, Thrice, Coheed & Cambria, Vendetta Red (all-ages). Thu 10/24, 7 PM, Bob Mould, Jason Narducy (all-ages). Fri 10/25, 9 PM, Neko Case, John Doe, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops (18 & over). Sat 10/26, 7 PM, Pedro the Lion, Seldom, Scientific (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Particle (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/26, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. 847-259-9724.

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

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 10/18, Hedonists Maybe, Intelligent Dennis, Suran Song in Stag. Sat 10/19, Gravetones, Raymond Marino, Allen Swartz. Wed 10/23, Madahari. Thu 10/24, Sweet Medicine, Forgotten Four. Fri 10/25, Powerknobs. 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: Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Jupiter, Danger Adventure, Utah Carol. Sat 10/19, 9 PM, Bella Trevelle, Hop on Pop. Sat 10/26, 9 PM, Antje, Zrazy, Leah Gaylean Band. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 10/22, 8 PM, Michael Zapruder, Jon Bernson. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (10/24 with Karen Van Fossan & Kitko). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/18, Jute, A New January, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 10/19, Starcandy, Punishment, DJ Dirty MF. Sun 10/20, Leddie Garcia, DJs Madrid & Billy Dickens, DJs Form & 8. Mon 10/21, Drive, Dirty Love, DJ Jason. Tue 10/22, 11 PM, Good Time Women. Wed 10/23, Blackout, Chinese Downhill, Meqqa, Trauma Concept; 1:30 AM, DJ Form. Fri 10/25, Garden Music, Speech Works, Monkeywrench, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 10/26, Ruben Waters Loves You, Wendy Debias, DJ Dirty MF. Sun 10/27, Lot Six, Bleek Symptoms, Slow Horse, DJs Form & 8. 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 10/19, 11 PM, I Decline, Kaiva, Suncry, Electricon. 708-293-1837.

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 10/18, Generations, Amber V. Sat 10/19, Mike & Joe, Undermine. Tue 10/22, Reggie (no cover).Wed 10/23, Samples. Fri 10/25, Mr. Blotto, Blackout. Sat 10/26, Mr. Blotto, Saving Face. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/18, Smiler, Tina Sparkle. Sat 10/19, Big Buildings, Reround. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 10/23, Kevlar. Thu 10/24, Cyclone's Madness. Fri 10/25, Creepy D, the Girls. Sun 10/27, Michael Colombia. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/18, Larry O. Dean, Troy (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Thu 10/24, Melissa Rose Ziemer (no cover). Fri 10/25, Nerve Twins, Chris Tischler (no cover). Sat 10/26, Kiss-N-Ride, David Singer (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 10/24, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/26, Paul Willaert. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Sat 10/19, 9 PM, Division Street. Fri 10/25, 7 PM, Dave Andersen; 10 PM, JP & the Cats. Sat 10/26, 7 PM, Jr. & the Mudcats; 10 PM, 7Deez. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/18, Hayshakers, Rants, Exit Parade. Sat 10/19, Neva Denova, Autumn-Waking, 1000 Rubs, Racecar Melody. Sun 10/20, Foot, Waste, Scissors. Mon 10/21, Leghounds, Joggers. Tue 10/22, Longitude, Mile One, Fooled by April, Dakota Floyd. Wed 10/23, Wesley Willis, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio, Triple Process. Thu 10/24, Dead Raccoons, Digital Kill, Me Infecto, Why Intercept? Fri 10/25, An Automotive, American Draft, Little Joe Gould. Sat 10/26, Thee Monarchy V, Saxon Shore, Red Lights. Sun 10/27, Tekulvi, Stillwell, Daryl, My Spacecoaster. 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 10/23, 7 PM, Tim Nolan. 847-520-1222.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. 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.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Tue 10/22, 6 PM, Toxic Narcotic, Two Man Advantage, Daycare Swindlers. 630-896-1031.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/18, Lady Upstairs, Donner Surprise Party, Moe Loves Myra. Sat 10/19, Leroy Fix, Biofeedback, Bello. Sundays, 7 PM, Dave Uhrich & friends. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Ryan Fletcher. Thu 10/24, Trading Brains. Fri 10/25, Hypnofugue, Stigma Doll, Psycho Ex-Lover. Sat 10/26, Secret Agent Bill, Baby Boy Odell, Project Illume. 847-670-8888.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Tue 10/22, 8 PM, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. 847-295-7140.

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 10/18, 7:30 PM, Marc Ribot; 10 PM, Eyes Adrift (see Spot Check), Drapes. 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). Mon 10/21, 7 PM, Tommy Emmanuel; 10 PM, "Thax Marks the Spot" with Mercury Program, Kindness. Tue 10/22, 9 PM, Forty-One Rivers, Kilowatthours, Alto Heceta. Wed 10/23, 8 PM, Hella (see Spot Check), Ex-Models, Party of Helicopters (18 & over). Thu 10/24, 8 PM, Michelle Malone, Stolie (18 & over). Fri 10/25, 7:30 PM, Tommy Keene. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Chris Mills & the City That Works, Zincs. 773-525-2508.

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

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-403-1688.

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 10/24, 4:30 PM, Michael Rodio. 312-441-9334.

SQUARE ONE cafe 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 10/18, 9 PM, All Fours, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, DJ Mass Transit. Sat 10/19, 9 PM, DJ Johnnie Summerset. Sun 10/20, 8 PM, Ripley Caine. Thu 10/24, 9 PM, Endangered Species, Urbanized Music, Steph Staa, Lt., Bamski & the B, Von Doe, E Luv, DJ SP-1, DJ Ricochet, DJ B. Vax. In the lounge: Fridays, DJ Verb. Saturdays, DJ Trew. Sun 10/20, DJs JB, Stranjah, Red Lox & Marcus Iyah. 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. Wednesdays, DJs David Chavez & Cazwell James spin Latin jazz and house. 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.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/18, Blown, Joe Dizzy. Sat 10/19, Detour. Sat 10/26, Leader Dog, Face of Fury. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. 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. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 10/24, Philip DeStefano. Fri 10/25, Stuart Davis, Allette Brooks. Sat 10/26, Sunnyside Up, Anne-Marie Akin, Chris Moore. Sun 10/27, Aselin, Julie Frost, Amy Kaye. 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 10/18, 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 10/19, Cover Girls. Fri 10/25, Weebles. Sat 10/26, DJs spin at a Halloween party. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/18, Indika. Sat 10/19, Spraga Benz. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Mon 10/21, 8 PM, Nguzo & Groovement. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 10/24, Warsaw Poland Bros. Fri 10/25, Gizzae, MP-1. Sat 10/26, Selah, Aswah Greggori. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/18, Mary Prankster, Powerknobs, Deans. Sat 10/19, Homunculus, One-Eyed Show. Tue 10/22, Blues Monks (no cover). Thu 10/24, Family of Souls. Fri 10/25, Smushies, Church Dog, Boda. Sat 10/26, Katie Todd Band, Three Minute Mile, Jesters. 773-929-1300.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Sat 10/26, 9 PM, Mystery Driver. 847-432-6430.

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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 10/22, DJ Structure, 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 10/18, DJ FLX, Steve Melvage. Sat 10/19, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tue 10/22, DJ Mel Hammond spins house. Wed 10/23, 4th anniversary party with DJs JC, Shon Dervis, Bruno, Spin, Steve Melvage, Jesse de la Peña & Mary Jane. 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 (10/19 with Dayhota). 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 10/18, Seb Fontaine, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, Hiroki. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. Fri 10/25, Anthony Pappa, Johnny Chaos. 312-413-7000.

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

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

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Paul Blair & Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin (10/20 with DJ Hitman, DJ Stixx). 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 10/24, DJs Tommie Sunshine & Rafael Colon. Fri 10/25, DJ Todd Richman spins house. 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.

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. Sat 10/19, Chris Gin, Tim Shipley, Alex Peace. 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 10/23, Patife & MC Stamina, Snuggles & Slak, Poolside, Basis. 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 10/18, Mr. Scruff, DJ Bob. Sat 10/19, John Acquaviva. 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 10/24, Alex Paterson, DJ Warp, Chris Widman. Fri 10/25, DJ Pierre, Brad Owen. Sat 10/26, Miles Maeda, Brett Haynes. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/18, DJ Rap, Dieselboy, Atomic Babies. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Thu 10/24, Derrick Carter, Diz, DJ Heather, Honey Dijon. Fri 10/25, Dave Aude, Cirrus. 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. 312-587-8779.

SQUARE ONE cafe 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. Sat 10/19, Jody Wisternoff. Thu 10/24, Keith Fohrman, Vygo, DJ Splinter, Pulz-8, Christopher Robin & Andre Solaris. Sat 10/26, Global Adrenaline Halloween Costume Ball. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 10/18, Hair Ball benefit for Open Hand Chicago. Sat 10/19, BT, Dissolvent, Todd Richmann, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Fri 10/25, Mixin Marc, Alex Peace, Bam Bam, Rees Urban, Bjoern Wilke, Pound Boys, Floorfillerz, Nique. Sat 10/26, DJ Tiesto, Andy Hughes, Dan Efex, 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 10/18, James Curd, Iz, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 10/19, Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. Fri 10/25, David Harness, Nick Santillan, Charles Spencer, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 10/26, the Hacker, Kiko, Vitalic, Venue, Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. 312-787-0400.

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

folk & country

concerts

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.

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

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN Fri 10/18, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059. Sat 10/19, 8 PM (John Hoyt opens), Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

ARLO GUTHRIE Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222. Sat 10/26, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

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.

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.

LENAHAN Wed 10/23, noon, Waubonsee Community College, Rte. 47 & Harter, Sugar Grove. 630-466-7900. Wed 10/23, 7:30 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-879-1115.

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.

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.

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.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG, BIG TOP CHAUTAUQUA 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 See Critic's Choice; sold out. Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

TIM VANA Fri 10/25, 7:30 PM (with Don Stiernberg, Chris McNamara & Randy Cerqua), and Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM (with Mickey Croissant, Randy Cerqua, Kim Vana & Michelle Burke), Stage One Theatre, 620 Lee, Des Plaines. 847-299-4120.

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

KELLY WILLIS, PAUL BURCH Fri 10/25, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 10/21, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Wed 10/23, 8 PM, James King, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 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.

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 10/18, 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. Fri 10/25, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Larkin Brothers. Sun 10/27, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Pat Daly & Sounds of Green. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 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 10/18, Seamus O'Kane. Sat 10/19, Dooley Brothers. Fri 10/25, Velvet Green. Sat 10/26, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Susan Werner. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/19, Alan Darveaux. Sat 10/26, Gene Gryniewicz & Diane Ladley. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sat 10/19, Garrett's birthday bash with the Community of Galleryans jam. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers (no cover). Mondays, 9 PM, Cantina (no cover). 773-227-4433.

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

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

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 10/20, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/18, St. James Gate. Sat 10/19, O Lookie Moe. Wednesdays, Irish session. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Fri 10/25, Clann Na Gael. Sat 10/26, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Wed 10/23, 9 PM, Dale Watson, Hillbilly Winos. 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 10/18, 9:30 PM, Mayflies of Johnson County. Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Celtic Aires. Tue 10/22, 8 PM, Lenahan. Fri 10/25, 10 PM, CoDM. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: 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.

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. Tue 10/22, 9 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 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: Mon 10/21, 7 PM, Tommy Emmanuel. Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Johnny Dowd, John Kimler, Buddhahead. Sat 10/26, 7 PM, and Sun 10/27, 8 PM, Ellis Paul, Laurie Geltman. 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 10/18, Small Potatoes. Fri 10/25, Acoustic Prism. 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.

JO JO & THE BLUES TRAIN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

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

GEORGE MAYS & THE VOICES OF PRAISE Benefit concert. Sun 10/20, 4 PM, New Life in Christ Bible Church, 1642 S. 15th, Maywood. 773-826-0422.

ERIC NODEN Sat 10/26, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

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, Sun 10/20, 5 PM, Thu 10/24 and Fri 10/25, 8 PM, and Sun 10/27, 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.

THUNDER & LIGHT with Jubilate Children's Choir, Trinity United Church of Christ Gospel Choir, Holy Goat Percussion Ensemble. Fri 10/25, 7:30 PM, First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago, Evanston. 847-535-9873.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/18 and Fri 10/25, 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 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Jimmy Johnson. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sun 10/20, Chico Banks. Mon 10/21, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/22, Nellie Travis & the Men in Black. Wed 10/23, Pistol Pete. Thu 10/24, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 773-528-1012.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/19, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 10/26, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/22, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/22, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 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. Sun 10/20, Carl Weathersby. Mon 10/21, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 10/22, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 10/23, Matthew Skoller. Thu 10/24, R.J. Mischo. Fri 10/25, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9 PM, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 10/26, 6 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Eddie Cotton, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sun 10/27, Joanna Connor. 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 10/18 and Sat 10/19, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. 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 10/18, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne. Sat 10/19, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 10/25, Anthony Gomes. Sat 10/26, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. 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.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Pat Smillie Band. 847-520-4800.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 10/19, 9:30 PM, Madman Blues Band. 773-878-3343.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 10/18, Mars Blues Band. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 10/25, Liberty 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 10/24, 8:30 PM, Professor John Band, BS Brass Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 10/19, Nighthawks. Fri 10/25, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 10/26, Tenry Johns Band. 630-416-4898.

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

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

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

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 10/19, 9:30 PM, Lil' Dave Thompson. Tue 10/22, 8:30 PM, Brian Lupo Band with Eric McCabe. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 10/26, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/18, No Mercy Band. Sat 10/19, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Mon 10/21, Joe Moss Band. Wed 10/23, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 10/24, Chicago Playboys. Sun 10/27, Matthew Skoller. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 10/26, Blue Flames. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Frank Pellegrino & friends, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 10/24, Phil Guy. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 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 10/25, 9 PM, Lindsey Alexander. 630-446-4001.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/19, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 10/26, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/26, Big Time Sarah. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/18, Chicago Red Hots. 847-605-9900.

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

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/26, Ain't Lyin'. 773-743-3355.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 10/18 through Sun 10/20, 8:30 and 11 PM, Bobby Rush. Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 10/23, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. Thu 10/24, Carolyn Wonderland. Fri 10/25, Steve Arvey. Sat 10/26, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 10/18, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 10/19, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 10/23, Big Time Sarah. Thu 10/24, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Bettye LaVette. 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 10/20, Danny Draher. Mon 10/21, Lindsey Alexander. Tue 10/22, Gregg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. Wed 10/23, 5:30 PM, BMR4. Thu 10/24, Wailin' Walter. Fri 10/25, Matthew Skoller. Sun 10/27, Grana Louise. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 10/18, Rockin' Johnny. Fri 10/25, Pete Special. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/18, Lil' Dave Thompson. Sat 10/19, Vance Kelly. Fri 10/25, Joanna Connor. Sat 10/26, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 10/25, Dusty Brown with the Billy Flynn Blues Band. Sat 10/26, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/18, Blue Marlins. 773-281-7112.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ALLOY ORCHESTRA accompanies the silent film The Black Pirate; a discussion follows the performance. Wed 10/23, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JODIE CHRISTIAN Free concert. Tue 10/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JIM CLARK'S JAZZ PEOPLE WITH BOB MASON, DEBBIE MILLER & KAT TAYLOR perform at a benefit for Apple Tree Theatre. Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM, Apple Tree Theatre, Suite 210, 595 Elm Place, Highland Park. 847-432-4335.

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.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE STUDENT CHAMBER JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Tue 10/22, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

D-ERANIA Benefit concert. Sat 10/26, 6 and 8 PM, St. Martin's Church, 5700 W. Midway Park. 773-378-8111.

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

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.

JON JANG & DAVID MURRAY, JOSEPH JARMAN/ROBBIE HUNSINGER/TATSU AOKI perform as part of the Asian American Jazz Festival. Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

JON JANG'S TWO FLOWERS ON A STEM WORKSHOP Discussion and demonstration as part of the Asian American Jazz Festival. Sun 10/27, noon, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MARCUS JEFFERSON Free in-store performance. Sat 10/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

DOUG LOFSTROM & NEW QUARTET with Michael Levin, Leandro Lopez-Varady, James Sanders & Sarah Allen. Free concert. Fri 10/18, 7:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 708-784-1004 or 312-344-6179.

DOUG LOFSTROM WITH FRANK DONALDSON & THOMAS GUNTHER Tue 10/22, 7 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.

YOSHIHIDE OTOMO'S NEW JAZZ QUINTET WITH SACHIKO M perform as part of the Asian American Jazz Festival; on the same program, Otomo performs ANODE #4 with Ensemble Noamnesia members Lisa Goethe, Kyle Bruckmann, Audrey Schadt, and Steve Butters, Franz Hautzinger (see Critic's Choice), Sachiko M, and TV Pow. Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

YOSHIHIDE OTOMO'S PORTABLE ORCHESTRA WORKSHOP Discussion and demonstration as part of the Asian American Jazz Festival. Sat 10/26, 11 AM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

CAROL RAND QUARTET Sun 10/20, 2:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 312-321-2542.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Fri 10/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WU MAN, TATSU AOKI perform as part of the Asian American Jazz Festival. Thu 10/24, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. 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 10/25, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/26, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, BMR4. 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 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Detour. Sun 10/20 through Sat 10/26, Carlos Cannon. Sun 10/27, Robby Celestin. 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 10/18 and Sat 10/26, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Fri 10/25, Frank D'Rone. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 9 PM, Bob Solone. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Gary Filip. 773-435-0130.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 10/23, Airborne. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oakbrook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/18, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Sat 10/19, Dan Ferris. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Bany Weekend. 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 10/20, Cafta Quintet, Becky Sharp & Rachel Banning. 773-348-8536.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/18 and Thu 10/24, Elaine Dame Trio. Sun 10/27, Pete Benson Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/18, Dave Rempis & Ben Gray. Sat 10/19, Burton Green, Robert Falesh, Weasel Walter, Clay Grossman, and Nick Sondy. Fri 10/25, Ernest Dawkins & friends. Sat 10/26, Kyle Bruckmann & Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 10/18, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 10/19, 9 PM, Aron Monreal Trio. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 10/25, 9 PM, Richie Pardo Trio. Sat 10/26, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 10/19, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. Thu 10/24, 6 PM, pianist Tom Muellner. 773-489-4757.

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

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, Ari Seder/Adam Kraus Duo. 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.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Thursdays, 6 PM, Charles Matthews ("Mr. Keys"; no cover). 312-326-2300.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/18, Marcus Jefferson. 630-435-5288.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/20, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra; 9:30 PM, Skip Heller Quartet. Wed 10/23, 8 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. Sun 10/27, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. 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 10/24, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Duo. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Mon 10/21, 9 PM, Savoir Faire East Side Project. Wed 10/23, 10 PM, Dragons 1976 (see Critic's Choice). 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 10/19, 9 and 11 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Sun 10/20, 8 PM, Andrew Distel Quartet. Tue 10/22, 6 PM, Russ Hunt Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 10/24, 6 PM, Ryan Shultz Trio. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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 with JoAnn Daugherty Trio, Lloyd King Group; 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Pong Unit One; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 10/23, 9 PM, Tierney Sutton Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/25, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Dave Liebman Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Dave Liebman Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 10/27, 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. 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 10/20, 5 PM, violinist Gunda Gottschalk. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Wed 10/23, 8 PM, Rob Scheps Quartet. Sun 10/27, 7 PM, Asian American Jazz Festival with Jimmy Biala & John-Carlos Perea & the Search 5 Project, Hide Yoshihashi & Tsukasa Taiko Group, Seiji Wabi with the Yoko Noge All-Stars, Jen Shyu. 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 10/20, Hats. Sun 10/27, Underdog 3, Bill McKay Quartet. 773-935-2118.

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

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

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

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

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 10/18 through Sun 10/20, Wallace Roney Quintet. Tue 10/22 through Sun 10/27, Mose Allison Trio. 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 10/18, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. Fri 10/25, 9:30 PM, Mike Allemana Quintet with Bob Dogan. Sat 10/26, 9:30 PM, Zach Brock Quintet with Rob Scheps. 773-348-7592.

LAKE ROOM 728 Lake, Oak Park: Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Kristi Merideth Quartet. 708-358-8900.

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: Fri 10/18, 9 PM, and Sat 10/19, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Wed 10/23, 7 PM, WesBound Trane. 630-446-4001.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (10/20 with William Perry, David Boykin, Avreeayl Ra & Hamid Drake; 10/27 with Tri-Tone Project with Mwata Bowden). 773-743-3355.

NOLA'S 32ND WARD SEAFOOD HOUSE 1856 W. North: Thursdays, 8 PM, Carl Leukaufe Trio. 773-395-4300.

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 10/19, Summer Kwai Duo. Wednesdays, open mike. 312-527-1010.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, Redd Holt Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 10/25, Jose Valdes Quartet. Sat 10/26, Gephart Long 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 10/20, 7 PM, Shawn Salmon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PIONEER TAP 7445 Randolph, Forest Park: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Kristi Merideth Quartet. 708-771-4909.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/18, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, John Paris/Steve Thomas Quartet. Sat 10/19, Typhanie Monique 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 10/25, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 10/26, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/18, John Juul & friends. Sat 10/19, Ken Chaney Experience. Tuesdays, Warren & Beck. Wed 10/23, Matt Enbring Duo. Fri 10/25, Steve Kessler & the Saturday June Band. 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.

STONECUTTERS SEAFOOD & CHOP HOUSE 103 Stephen, Lemont: Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, 8:30 PM, 'Round Midnight. 630-243-7383.

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 10/24, Claudia Quintet. 773-862-3616.

TOWN HOUSE CAFE & WINE BAR 105 N. Second, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM. Sat 10/26, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 630-584-8603.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Joanna Ashley. 773-784-6000.

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 10/18, Adam Lane/John Tchicai/Paul Smoker/Barry Altschul (see Critic's Choice). Sat 10/19, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Tue 10/22, Sabir Mateen Test Quartet. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thu 10/24, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Fri 10/25, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. Sat 10/26, Fred Anderson/Vincent Davis/Darius Savage/Greg Ward. 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.

VINCITORI'S 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Restaurant with music at 8 PM. Fri 10/25, Marshall Vente Trio with Rita Duarte. 630-663-9467.

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 MOLLER See Critic's Choice. Sun 10/20, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Thu 10/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

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.

CONJUNTO Free concert. Mon 10/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

ROBERTO FERREYRA Free concert. Fri 10/18, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

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. Mon 10/21, 7 PM, Galewood-Mont Clare branch, Chicago Public Library, 6969 W. Grand. 312-746-5032.

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 10/24, 7 PM, Archer Heights branch, Chicago Public Library, 5055 S. Archer. 312-747-9241.

SLEBODNI performs traditional songs and dances from the Tatra Mountains under the direction of Joanna Bobak; free concerts. Sat 10/19, 2 PM, Austin-Irving branch, Chicago Public Library, 6100 W. Irving Park. 312-747-2805. Sat 10/26, 2 PM, Portage-Cragin branch, Chicago Public Library, 5108 W. Belmont. 312-744-0152.

WU MAN, TATSU AOKI perform as part of the Asian American Jazz Festival. Thu 10/24, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

ZEDASHE performs ancient polyphonic folk songs and sacred music from the Republic of Georgia. Sun 10/27, 2 PM, St. George Cathedral, 917 N. Wood. 312-666-5179.

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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.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/18, 9 and 11 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-395-0066.

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: Fri 10/18, 10 PM, Hassan Hakmoun. Sat 10/19, 9 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 10/20, 8 PM, Las Guitarras de España. Thu 10/24, 7 PM, Burton Greene; 10 PM, Tamburitza Rroma. 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

ERIC BURTNER ANDERSON AND JAMES RUSSELL BROWN oboe and organ (Bach, Telemann, Durufle, Rands). Sun 10/27, 7 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-446-3822.

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.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts Einojuhani Rautavaara's Vigil. Fri 10/25, 8 PM, St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Sun 10/27, 3 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

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. Mon 10/21, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Donald Chen conducts free performances. Mon 10/21, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Wed 10/23, 7:30 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with harmonica soloist Howard Levy and bass trombonist Chris Brubeck (Smetana, Abels, Levy, Brubeck, Aguila). Sun 10/20, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with violist Baird Dodge in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart). Free admission. Wed 10/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 10/18 and 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. Thu 10/24, 8 PM, Fri

10/25, 1:30 PM, and Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Andrey Boreyko, conductor, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble (Stravinsky, Kalhor, Rimsky-Korsakov). 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 10/19 and Sat 10/26, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Julia Dawson conducts Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea. Free admission. Fri 10/25, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/27, 2 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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.

ENCORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Allen Tinkham, conductor, with clarinetist John Bruce Yeh (Mozart, Dorff). Sun 10/27, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 10/18, 12:10 PM, violinist Sherry Hong. Fri 10/25, 12:10 PM, mezzo-soprano Laura Kubelka. 312-787-4570.

JULIE GOLDBERG guitar, in a free solo recital. Sun 10/27, 2 PM, Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln, Morton Grove. 847-965-4263.

RENE GONZALEZ guitar, in a free recital. Mon 10/21, 12:30 PM, Music Center Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

EMILY GRAEF flute, in a free recital. Mon 10/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

FRANZ HAUTZINGER See Critic's Choice. Tue 10/22, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 10/20, 3 PM, trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and bass clarinetist Gene Coleman in a program of improvisations and original compositions (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

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

JOE JOHNSON AND DAVID DUNFORD cello and piano (Pann, Debussy, Rachmaninoff). Sun 10/20, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

KIEV SYMPHONY CHORUS Roger McMurrin conducts Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil. Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

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.

RADOSLAV KVAPIL piano, in a free recital (Chopin, Dvorak, Smetana, and others). Wed 10/23, 5:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

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.

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.

DAVID LISKER violin, in a free recital (Saint-Saens, Sarasate, Kreisler, Bach, Paganini). Sun 10/27, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

DAVID LORNSON, MARCIA VAN OYEN, AND RICHARD WEBSTER organ (Bach, Vierne, Widor, Sowerby, Howells, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Mulet). Sun 10/27, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn). Sun 10/27, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 10/19, Tue 10/22, and Fri 10/25, 7:30 PM, Julius Rudel, conductor, with soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, bass Samuel Ramey, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey (Floyd, Susannah). Sun 10/20, 2 PM, and Wed 10/23 and Sat 10/26, 7:30 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). 312-332-2244.

MANN SISTERS sopranos, with pianist James Wells (Mozart, Puccini, Offenbach, Delibes, Miller). Sat 10/26, 3 PM, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan. 773-478-8850.

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.

NEW MUSIC NORTHWESTERN features pianist Amy Williams, flutist Janice Misurell-Mitchell, percussionist Dane Richeson, trumpeter Franz Hautzinger (see Critic's Choice), bass clarinetist Gene Coleman, violinist Matt Albert, and the Northwestern University New Music Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble performing "music by Asian composers as well as American pieces inspired by Eastern musical cultures" (Cage, Mekara, Takano, Han, Hautzinger). See Critic's Choice. Wed 10/23, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with hornist Daniel Gingrich (Beethoven, Schubert, J. Strauss, R. Strauss). Sun 10/27, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MUSIC FACULTY AND STUDENTS perform "chamber music composed by or dedicated to the victims of the Nazi concentration camps" in a free concert. Wed 10/23, noon, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor, with clarinetist Russell Dagon (Adams, Grainger, Hindemith). Fri 10/25, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor (Brahms, Martinu). Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OLD WORLD ENSEMBLE (Piston, Messiaen). Sun 10/27, 2 PM, Fullerton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

YOSHIHIDE OTOMO'S NEW JAZZ QUINTET WITH SACHIKO M perform as part of the Asian American Jazz Festival; on the same program, Otomo performs ANODE #4 with Ensemble Noamnesia members Lisa Goethe, Kyle Bruckmann, Audrey Schadt, and Steve Butters, Franz Hautzinger (see Critic's Choice), Sachiko M, and TV Pow. Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

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.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 10/19 and Sat 10/26, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

QUINTET ATTACA (Tamusuza, McCormick, D'Rivera, Badings). Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

NORMAN RUIZ guitar, in a free recital. Wed 10/23, 12:30 PM, Music Center Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

RUSSIAN STATE CHORUS Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

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

SAVOY-AIRES Daniel Robinson conducts Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard. Fri 10/18 and Sat 10/19, 7:30 PM, Sun 10/20, 3 PM, Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/27, 3 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-251-8767.

ERIK SCHUMANN violin. Fri 10/18, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

VALERIE SMITH flute, in a free concert. Wed 10/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with violinist Kazuhiro Takagi (Beethoven, Vieuxtemps). Sun 10/27, 3:30 PM, Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor (Grieg, Haydn). Sun 10/27, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

NATALIA SZADOWSKI violin, with pianist Tatyana Stepanova (Mozart, Szymanowski, Wieniawski, Zuk). Sat 10/26, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

STEFAN SZKAFAROWSKY bass (Beethoven, Mozart, traditional). Sun 10/20, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts a free Humanities Open House concert. Sat 10/26, 9:30 AM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MUSIC STUDENTS in a free "piano showcase concert." Thu 10/24, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts a Halloween concert (Schmitt, Dubensky, Liszt, Saint-Saens). Sat 10/26, 7 and 9 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

WAUKEGAN CONCERT CHORUS (Bartok, Brahms, Dvorak, Larsen). Sun 10/27, 4 PM, St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 604 Douglas, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari conducts "Music of Halloween" (Mussorgsky, Dukas, Grieg, Saint-Saens). Sun 10/27, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Michael Teolis, conductor, with organists Jerry Jelsema, Paul Nicholson, Daniel Pollack, and Patricia Spencer (Faure, Wagner, Bach, Pachelbel, Langalis, Gounod, Handel, Boellmann, Bingham, Widor, Vaughan Williams, Barber, Bullock, Ferko, Lloyd Webber). Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

TODD WILSON performs organ music of Maurice Durufle. Mon 10/21, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

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

MONSTER BASH 2002 Greenview and Belmont: Fri 10/25, 5:30 PM, JT Elvis; 7 PM, American English. Sat 10/26, 4 PM, Terata; 6 PM, Quantum Leep; 8 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sun 10/27, 4:30 PM, Forty Piece Choir; 6 PM, Umphrey's McGee. 773-529-7547.

miscellaneous

RABBI JOE BLACK Family concert about Jewish values, traditions, and holidays. Sat 10/26, 7 PM, Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S. Highland, Lombard. 630-627-3912.

RALPH'S WORLD Free children's concerts. Fri 10/25, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471. Sat 10/26, 11:30 AM (at the Fall Harvest Festival), Christopher House, 2507 N. Greenview; 773-472-1083. Sat 10/26, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

RUSSIAN STATE CHORUS Sat 10/26, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 10/27, 4 PM, Halloween family show with Scribble Monster. 773-525-2508.

SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Sat 10/26, 3 PM (family concert), and Sun 10/27, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME GLEE CLUB Sun 10/27, 3:30 PM, Saint Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

WESTERN LIGHTS CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL, SURROUND SOUND, ALCHEMY Sat 10/26, 3 and 7:30 PM, Rider Auditorium, Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main, Lombard. 708-246-5661.

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