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A-FIR-JU WELL, M.O.T.O., MORIS TEPPER perform at the multimedia art opening "Too Much Power Is Us," with MC John Fillips. Sun 10/27, 6 PM, Chop Shop, 1000 N. California. 773-645-9578.

ASCAP CABARET: HER TURN Chicago Humanities Festival program hosted by Jason Graae under the direction of Michael Kerker & Dan Stetzel. Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509 or 312-494-9610.

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

DJ BILL BENNETT spins at the Stryker Ball Fall Fetish Festival. Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Rainbo Roller Rink, 4836 N. Clark. 800-494-8497.

BLACK LIPSTICK, OCTOPUS PROJECT Free in-store performance. Sat 10/26, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

DONNA BLAKELY, DJ FREDDIE BAIN, DJ RALPHI ROSARIO at the 4th annual Scaredy Cat Ball. Fri 10/25, 9 PM, Cheetah Gym, 5248 N. Clark. 773-728-7777.

VANESSA CARLTON, BEN LEE All-ages. Tue 10/29, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JONATHAN CHEN GROUP manipulates prerecorded voiceovers in The Owners, with Moira Cue, Carol Genetti & Lara Oppenheimer. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Artemisia Gallery, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

CKY performs at Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huckjam. Sat 11/2, 7 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

DESIRING MACHINES Free concert. Tue 10/29, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

BOB DYLAN Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

FOLK-N-STEIN Halloween party with Environmental Encroachment, DJ Burnt Norton; 18 & over. Sat 10/26, 8 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.

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, SLIGHTLY STOOPID 18 & over. Thu 10/31, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ART GARFUNKEL, MAIA SHARP, BUDDY MONDLOCK Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

GWAR, BLOODLET, CATTLE DECAPITATION All-ages. Fri 11/1, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 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. Fri 10/25, 7:30 PM, Sat 10/26, 6 PM, and Sun 10/27, 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.

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

MANÁ Thu 10/31, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SUZANNE McDERMOTT Sun 10/27, 3 PM, southwest courtyard, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774. Mon 10/28, 7 PM, Justice Public Library, 7641 Oak Grove, Justice. 708-496-1790. Tue 10/29, 7 PM, Midlothian Public Library, 14701 S. Kenton, Midlothian. 708-535-2027. Wed 10/30, 4 PM (children's concert) and 7 PM, Town & Country Library, 320 E. North, Elburn. 630-365-2244. Sat 11/2, noon, Mokena Community Public Library, 11327 W. 195th, Mokena. 708-479-9663.

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

DONNA McKECHNIE Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

SYLVIA McNAIR, KLEA BLACKHURST, BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES, BOBBI WILSYN perform a tribute to Richard Rodgers under the direction of Kevin Stites at a benefit gala for the Chicago Humanities Festival. Fri 11/1, 8 PM (preceded by dinner at 6 PM), Armour Stage, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509 (concert only) or 312-661-1028, ext. 20 (benefit dinner and concert).

MIGHTY SPARROW, ROOTS ROCK SOCIETY Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

MOODY BLUES Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MAX MORATH performs a tribute to Carrie Jacobs Bond with soprano Kathy Morath as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509 or 312-494-9610.

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., ONE LAST WALK, PAPER BAG DROPOUT, EJERCITO SIN SON 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.

ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO, DJ SUNDANCE KID 18 & over. Fri 11/1, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 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.

NO USE FOR A NAME, YELLOW CARD, EYELINERS, SLICK SHOES All-ages show. Sat 11/2, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PAN GO STEEL BAND under the direction of Paul Ross; free concert. Thu 10/31, 12:15 PM, room 205, Music Instruction Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

RAINE Free concert. Fri 11/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RUSH Wed 10/30, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

TOM SHARPE & THE SHARPEWORLDMUSIC ENSEMBLE Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

SR-71, EXIES All-ages. Mon 10/28, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

KIRSTEN STOLTMANN, SIEBREN VERSTEEG, CHRISTOPHER VASSELL WITH LARZ & HOGAN COUGAR perform as part of the series "E3: Electronic Sound and Video Art" in conjunction with the exhibit "Here and Now." Free admission. Tue 10/29, 8 PM, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS with readings by 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.

MARYMONICA THOMAS Wed 10/30, 1:30 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

TRACHTENBURG FAMILY SLIDESHOW PLAYERS, B.J. SNOWDEN Sat 11/2, 7 and 10 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

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 10/25, 10 PM, Imperial Teen, Archer Prewitt, Assassins. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Calexico, Destroyer (see Spot Check), Nicolai Dunger. Sun 10/27, 9 PM, Red Elvises, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thu 10/31, 10 PM, Lambchop, M. Ward. Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 11/2, 7 PM, Midge Ure, Swampsugar. 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. Tue 10/29, 9:30 PM, Frank Catalano, Rhythm Tribes Percussion Ensemble, DJs FLX and the Mad Thinker perform at the Independent Urban Media Assault, which also features films and visual art. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Too Much Funk. Sundays, DJ Double J. 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 10/25, Pat McCurdy. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Sat 11/2, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 10/25, Silkworm, Black Lipstick, My Business Failed in Three Weeks. Sat 10/26, Clone Defects, Piranhas, Mystery Girls, Vee Dee, Red Lights. Sun 10/27, 8 PM, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Nouns. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/29, Stank Willie, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Wed 10/30, Burbanks, Dirt Box Racer, Snare Campaign. Thu 10/31, Spread, Stone Puppet. Fri 11/1, Real Kids, Methadones, Janus Figure, Ponys. Sat 11/2, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Sour Deluxe, Asher, Kissinger. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/25, First Name Basis, Intelligent Dennis, Baby Boy Odell, Red Wigglers. Sat 10/26, Digital Kill, Not the Only One, Fazer, Gasoline Rainbows. Thu 10/31, "Spinal Tap," Downtown Tripper Mind, Heavy Mental. Fri 11/1, Model One, Blue Harvest. Sat 11/2, Trading Brains, Audio Tank, Face of Fury. 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: Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Devil Lounge, Manhandlers. 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 10/25, Lalo, P-1, Abstract Giants. Sat 10/26, Blues Monks. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Tue 10/29, Clumsy Lovers. Thu 10/31, 1000 Vertical Ft. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, Jive. Sun 11/3, Om Trio. 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 10/25, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 11/1, Hammers & Adams. 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 10/27, Mark Bose &Jeremy Baka Freer, Mantra with Ian Meyer, Gina Marie Bracco & Mickey Conga. Sun 11/3, Ellen Rosner, John Hasbrouck. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/25, Four Man Band. Sat 10/26, Tumbleweed. Sat 11/2, Matt Fedderman. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/25, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 10/26, Shame Train. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Fri 11/1, Jimbo Delta. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Dead Celebrity Ball with Drapes, Tijuana Hercules, Quasar Wut Wut. 312-922-6392.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Mark Lyons. 847-835-3320.

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. Thu 10/31, DJ Kelly spins spooky music. 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 10/25, Ivari, Ten Ten, A Month of Somedays. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Funkadesi. Sat 11/2, Megaphone Crooners, Nadafinger, Tom Chase Band. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Marty B. Sat 10/26, Mystery Train. Sat 11/2, Sold Out. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/25, 9:30 PM, Bumpus, Phat Phunktion, Urban Funk Ordinance. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Funkhouse, Starcandy, P-1. Wed 10/30, 9 PM, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd with NIL8, Tub Ring, Pimps, Chainsaw Johnny. Thu 10/31, 9 PM, unsigned band showcase with Then Again, Rosedales, Pleasing Betty. Fri 11/1, 9:30 PM, Schaffer Street, Shaking Tree, Gooding. Sat 11/2, Naughty Boy Jack, Dry County. 773-327-1662.

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

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

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-790-4878.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: 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. Wed 10/30, 8 PM, and Fri 11/1, 8 and 10:30 PM, Kinsey Sicks. Thu 10/31, 7:30 PM, MaryMonica Thomas. 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, 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. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Punsapaya, Rana, Dirty Love. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, the Streets (see Critic's Choice), Brad Owen. Sun 10/27, 9 PM, Yohimbe Brothers with Vernon Reid & DJ Logic, J. Davis Trio. Mon 10/28, 7:30 PM, Soft Boys (see Critic's Choice), Lonesome Organist. Tue 10/29, 9 PM, Rockit Girl, Campfire Girls, Tuffetts. Wed 10/30, 8:30 PM, 6th annual Halloween bash (see Spot Check) with Local H (ZZ Top tribute), Fig Dish (INXS tribute), Gaza Strippers (Blue Oyster Cult tribute), Giant Step (Van Halen tribute), Bicycle Tricycle (Meatloaf tribute), Monster Trux (Suicidal Tendencies tribute), Last Vegas (Foghat tribute). Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Legendary Pink Dots (see Spot Check), Origami Galaktika. Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Blues Monks, Forty Piece Choir, Wolcott, Head Down. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Mustache, Dragstrip Syndicate, Last Vegas, Holy Ghosts. 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 10/25, Modern Day Romeo. Sat 10/26, Blind Roosevelts. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/1, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 11/2, Four Story. 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 10/25, Terata, Radio Flyer. Sat 10/26, 7th Heaven, Stolen Goods. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 10/30, 9 PM, Core (Ozzy Osbourne tribute), Sofa King (Sublime tribute), Acquiecse (Oasis tribute). Thu 10/31, 10 PM, Catfight. Fri 11/1, Rubber, Paul Allodi. Sat 11/2, Quantum Leep, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/25, Aberdeen City, Carbonfour, Terminal Bliss. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo (10/27 with Honey Tongue). Mon 10/28, Greta Mae Varietae. Tue 10/29, Lori Wyatt, Adam Wyle. Wed 10/30, Arnold Jackson, Savitre, the Industry. Thu 10/31, Mike Heaton, Stray Toasters, Gravetones. Fri 11/1, Mastermind, Dimension X, Parallel Minds. Sat 11/2, Penny Dreadful, Walking Man, Drawing a Blank. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars (see Spot Check), Prosaics. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Pan*American, Radian (see Critic's Choice), Signer. Mon 10/28, 9:30 PM, the Standard (see Spot Check), Low Skies, Nik Freitas. Tue 10/29, 9 PM, David Dondero, Virgil Shaw, Good Ship, Lovers. Wed 10/30, 9:30 PM, Scene Creamers (see Spot Check), Bluebird, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics. Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Captured by Robots, Frontier, Drag the River (see Spot Check). Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice, Baptist Generals. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Los Straitjackets, Goldstars. Sun 11/3, 10 PM, Jack Danger (DJ set), Ben Stokes. 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 10/25, Only Sons. Sat 10/26, Hurricane. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 10/31, D'Zyre. Fri 11/1, Ultimate Party Band. Sat 11/2, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 10/26, Epicycle. Wednesdays, open jam with Hambone. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Trojanowski. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly at 7 PM. Fri 10/25, River City Rebels (see Spot Check), Shattered Angel, Article 57, 7th Grade Underdog. Sat 10/26, Liars (see Spot Check), Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Prosaics. Sun 10/27, Pretty Girls Make Graves, the Exit, Velvet Teen, Minus the Bear. Mon 10/28, Books Lie, Rocky Denis. Tue 10/29, Glass Candy and the Shattered Theatre (see Critic's Choice), Black Hole, Absorb, Psychiatrists. Wed 10/30, Celestial Static, Science of Yabra. Thu 10/31, Scene Creamers (see Spot Check), Afflictions, Last Caress (Misfits tribute). Fri 11/1, Atari Star, Re: Rec, Her Flyaway Manner, Audreys. Sat 11/2, Owls, Rye Coalition, Sterling, Lying in States (benefit for Voices in the Wilderness). Sun 11/3, Today Is the Day, Bongzilla, All That Remains, Total Shutdown. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Red Elvises. Wed 10/30, Pieta Brown & Bo Ramsey. Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Saps, Psychobilly Cadillacs. 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 10/25, 219 West. Sat 10/26, Shards. Wed 10/30, AC.E. open mike. Thu 10/31, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd tribute). 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 10/25, Deja Voodoo. Sat 10/26, Smalls. Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Fridays and Mondays, 8 PM, Three Dollar Bill accompanies Nomenil Theatre Company's production of Pushin' Up Roses. Thu 10/31, 8 PM, Friends of Pat & Tyler Halloween party with Rob Reil, DJ Will Rogers & others. 773-271-4598.

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 10/25, Grandpa's Pants. Sat 10/26, DJs spin at a Halloween party. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Mon 10/28, Laura Braun. Wed 10/30, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. Sat 11/2, Yer Mother's Lovers. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Peter Harry Project (no cover). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 10/25, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Rudy De La Mor. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Rudy De La Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 10/28, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 10/29, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Tom Michael & Beckie Menzie. Wed 10/30, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Thu 10/31, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 10/25, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 10/26, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Mon 10/28, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Nan Mason & Terry Higgins. 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. Thu 10/31, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

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

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: No cover. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. 773-549-9624.

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

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

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 10/25, Chlorine, Heather's Damage, Miles of Empty. Sat 10/26, New Duncan Imperials, Ruth Buzzy. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Thu 10/31, Abstract Giants, Daily Bridge Club. Fri 11/1, Purrbox, Leave, Rolls. Sat 11/2, 9 PM, Steepwater, Highway, Hershyl. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 10/29, 7 PM, Matthew McBride. 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 11/2, 9 PM, Michael Kelsey. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: 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. Wed 10/30, 8 PM, benefit for Chang's Martial Arts & Fitness with Bric-a-Brac, Danger Adventure, Stories for Boys. Thu 10/31, 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Andrew Bird, Features. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Evenflow (Pearl Jam tribute). 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wed 10/30, open mike. Fri 11/1, Hootchie Suit, Hacks. Sat 11/2, Pudder Project, Segway. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 10/29, 8 PM, Family Tree, Diverse. Wed 10/30, 8 PM, Backyard Variety Show. Thu 10/31, 9 PM, "Dark Fantasy" party with DJs, dancing, and art. Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Better Days showcase hosted by Common. 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 10/25 and Sat 10/26, 9:30 PM, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (18 & over). Sun 10/27 and Mon 10/28, Musiq, Aires (18 & over; 10/27 sold out). Tue 10/29, 7 PM, Flaw, 3rd Strike, Noise Therapy, Color Red (all-ages). Thu 10/31, Jerry Cantrell, Mad at Gravity, Udora, Comes With the Fall (18 & over). Sat 11/2, Samples, Tom Askin (18 & over). Sun 11/3, 8:30 PM, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Baldwin Brothers, Ben Neill (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 10/25, E-Mics. Tue 10/29 through Fri 11/1, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/2, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Sun 11/3, Gizzae. 312-266-2400.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/25, 6 PM, Good Charlotte, 17th Floor. Sat 10/26, Mike & Joe. Thu 10/31, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 11/1, Janah, Maggie Speaks. Sat 11/2, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thu 10/31, 8 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 630-325-3732.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/25, Then Again. Sat 10/26, Freespace, Geen Scene, the Pocket. Wed 10/30, the Union, Sidewall. Thu 10/31, Liquid Soul. Fri 11/1, Chinchilla Fury, Millimeter Mercury, Interociter, Bad News Jones. Sat 11/2, Prong, Domestic Godzilla, Project 44. Sun 11/3, Nine Days, Dishwalla. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: Wed 10/30, 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 11/2, Riviera. 773-525-2422.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 10/25, 9 PM, Aldermen, Mystery Girls, Roustabouts. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Rudy Protrudi, Crookshanks, 3-D Invisibles. Sun 10/27, 9 PM, Shampoobah, Brother Noompsi. Tue 10/29, 8 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" hosted by Wendy Morgan. Thu 10/31, Ghettobillies. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos, Las Guitarras de España, Ohno. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Seven Day Run, Helen Stellar. Wed 10/30, 8 PM, Alternatives Big Band, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Detholz, Indoor Boy, Apartment. Fri 11/1, 10 PM, James McMurtry, Dayna Kurtz. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Dr. Didg, Pudder Project. 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 10/25, 9 PM, Neko Case (see Critic's Choice), 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). Wed 10/30, 9 PM, Rasputina, Evil Beaver, Lennon (18 & over). Thu 10/31, 6:30 PM, Alkaline Trio, Lawrence Arms, Colossal (sold out). Fri 11/1, 6:30 PM, Alkaline Trio, Donnas, Lawrence Arms (sold out). Sat 11/2, 7 PM, Brad, Happy Chichester (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Remy Shand. Sun 11/3, 6:30 PM, Neotribe, Liftpoint, Simple Something, Triptych (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 1530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Thu 10/31, 9 PM, DJ Suspect. 630-446-4001.

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

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 10/25, Powerknobs, Tin Soldiers. Mon 10/28, Foil Kit, Lampy. Thu 10/31, Labrat, Warblob. 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 10/25, 10 PM, Avocet, Athletic. Sat 10/26, 9 PM, Antje, Zrazy, Leah Gaylean Band. Mon 10/28, 9 PM, Kenny Howe & Robbie Rist. Wed 10/30, 9 PM, "Folk You" hosted by Larry O. Dean with John Cook, Ellen Rosner & Erick Rudiak; 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 10/31, 8:30 PM, Halloween show with Robbie Fulks (Jonathan Richman tribute), Pearly Sweets & the Platonics (Huey Lewis tribute), Dylan Rice (David Bowie tribute), Mid-States (New Order tribute), Heather's Damage (Nirvana tribute), and Eddie, Steph, Jason & Mia (Go-Go's tribute). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wed 10/30, 8 PM, Tagging Satellites. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (10/31 with Mystechs, Joseph Ravens). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. 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. Mon 10/28, Tinnitus, Jim Crack, Nairobi Trio. Wed 10/30, Devil Lounge (Misfits tribute), Rosedales, Ruck La Rou; 1:30 AM, DJ Form. Sun 11/3, Brown Whornet. 773-489-0011.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/25, Mr. Blotto, Blackout. Sat 10/26, Mr. Blotto, Saving Face. Mon 10/28, They Might Be Giants. Tue 10/29, Reggie (no cover). Fri 11/1, Liquid Soul. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/25, Creepy D, the Girls. Sat 10/26, Black Velvet Band. Sun 10/27, Michael Colombia. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 10/30, Salvation Amy, M. Fixx. Thu 10/31, Gouda, Los Gatos Diablos. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/25, Nerve Twins, Chris Tischler (no cover). Sat 10/26, Kiss-N-Ride, David Singer (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Fri 11/1, Rachael Yamagata, Cameron McGill (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 10/31, Kevin Gig (Kiss tribute). 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/26, Paul Willaert. Sat 11/2, Hammers & Adams. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Fri 10/25, 7 PM, Dave Andersen; 10 PM, JP & the Cats. Sat 10/26, 7 PM, Jr. & the Mudcats; 10 PM, 7Deez. Fri 11/1, Night Riders. Sat 11/2, Loose Screws. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/25, An Automotive, American Draft, Little Joe Gould. Sat 10/26, Thee Monarchy V, Saxon Shore. Sun 10/27, Tekulvi, Stillwell, Daryl, My Spacecoaster. Tue 10/29, Super 8 Bit Brothers, Vaux, Braille. Wed 10/30, Bible of the Devil, School Shooter, Swampass. Thu 10/31, Behold! the Living Corpse, Tormentula, Stone Sabbath, Manivar. Fri 11/1, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Redneck Exorcist, Weedeater, No. Sat 11/2, Mashers, Stitches, Bump-n-Uglies. Sun 11/3, Pegasus, Palms, Big Buildings. 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 10/30, 7 PM, Matt Fedderman. 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.

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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Thu 10/31, 8:30 and 10:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. 773-645-5200.

ROCK HOUSE CAFE 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/25, Hypnofugue, Stigma Doll, Psycho Ex-Lover. Sat 10/26, Secret Agent Bill, Baby Boy Odell, Project Illume. Thu 10/31, Mercy, Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath tribute), Nine24. Fri 11/1, Meqqa, Driven. Sat 11/2, Radio Hour, Growth Ltd., Autumn War. 847-670-8888.

SATISFIED FROG 29W012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-393-2300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/25, 7:30 PM, Tommy Keene, Phil Rockrohr. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Chris Mills & the City That Works, Zincs. Mon 10/28, 8 PM, "Thax Marks the Spot" with Stories for Boys, Audreys, Baby Animals, Heligoats (18 & over); 11 PM, listening party for new albums by Tori Amos and Sigur Ros (no cover). Tue 10/29, 9 PM, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons, Chris Gilmartin, Paul Dempsey. Wed 10/30, 9 PM, Richard Pinhas (see Spot Check), Chris Fuller. Thu 10/31, 7 and 10 PM, Jump Little Children, Dick Prall (early show 18 & over). Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, John Wesley Harding, Josh Ritter. Sun 11/3, 8 PM, Shannon McNally, Jason Mraz. 773-525-2508.

SHE*NANNIGANS HOUSE OF BEER 16 W. Division: Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Peter Wolf, Janah. 312-656-2757.

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 10/31, 4:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 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 10/25, 9 PM, Pala, Doria Roberts. Thu 10/31, 9 PM, Halloween show features free hot dogs with music by Vietnambla (Turbo Negro tribute), Dorian Taj (the Who tribute), Leroy Fix (Headcase tribute), Goodgoddamns (Johnny Cash tribute). In the lounge: Fridays, DJ Verb. Saturdays, DJ Trew. Sun 10/27, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 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. Sat 10/26, Leader Dog, Face of Fury. Thu 10/31, Neptune Crush, Logic of Elliott, Shawn Salmon Trio. Fri 11/1, Blown, Genral Patton & His Privates, Broken Finger, Stone Puppets. Sat 11/2, Detour, Sinckwhole, Layman's Terms, Pelao. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. 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. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 10/29, Katie Todd. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 10/31, Eric Diedrichs. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/25, In Theory, Inchworm, Yer Mother's Lovers, Leroy Fix. Sat 10/26, Fashion Bomb. Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. Fri 11/1, Gravetones, Cyclones. Sat 11/2, Catalyst, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. 773-327-2739.

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

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

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. 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 10/25, Gizzae, MP-1. Sat 10/26, Selah, Aswah Greggori. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 10/31, Rico, Capoeria. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/25, Smushies, Church Dog, Boda. Sat 10/26, Katie Todd Band, Three Minute Mile, Jesters. Tue 10/29, Blues Monks (no cover). Wed 10/30, Daniel James Band (no cover). Thu 10/31, Halias. Fri 11/1, Fly Williams, Kongfuzi. Sat 11/2, Smokestack, Freshwater Collins. 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 10/29, DJs Theory & Slim, DJ M-Pulse. Thursdays, Jim Wodjyla, DJ Marty B. 815-356-6000.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays. Fridays, DJ Dujuan. 773-227-6859.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Sat 10/19, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Miller. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs D Double, Norman Rockwell & Artek. Saturdays, DJs spin Chicago house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins house, hip-hop, and R&B. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don & Shaka 23 spin house. Wednesdays, Chris Gin and guest DJs spin progressive. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Form. 773-384-0701.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 5 AM Saturdays, until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs MF, Regge, Lamebrane & Radiata spin drum & bass (10/31 with Snuggles/Slak, Carbide, Natty, and MCs Blackeye, Entro & Abel). 773-736-3033.

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 10/25, Anthony Pappa, Johnny Chaos. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. Thu 10/31, Exotic Erotic Ball with DJs Johnny Chaos, Mixin' Marc, Jimmie Page, XXX, Mike Fritz, Pulz-8, Agent 47 & Jeff Moyer. Fri 11/1, Carl Cox. 312-413-7000.

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

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

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

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 312-204-9991.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In the Cabaret Room: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Mondays, Pat Mann & Slim. Tuesdays, Double J. In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, Jesus Enriquez y Su Orquesta; DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

DJs JERNELL GERONIMO & MARTIN "BOOGIEMAN" LUNA perform at the Dead Man's Ball. Fri 10/25, 9 PM, W Chicago-Lakeshore Hotel, 644 N. Lake Shore Dr. 312-226-2088.

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.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. 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, DJ Brock spins 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.

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. 312-491-1931.

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

OXYGEN 1529 W. Armitage: DJs spin after 10 PM. Thu 10/31, Tone Loc. 773-394-9106.

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

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

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 10/30, Trace, Glyde, Lamebrane, Future Prophet. 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. Thu 10/31, Rob Thurmond, DJ Aladdin. 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.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Abell spins house (no cover). 312-932-1750.

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 10/25, DJ Pierre, Brad Owen. Sat 10/26, Miles Maeda, Brett Haynes. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wed 10/30, James Lavelle, Caural, DJ Bob. Thu 10/31, Ladytron (DJ set), Disc Jockey CB. Fri 11/1, Neil Aline, Josh Deep. Sat 11/2, Justin Long, Duane. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/25, Dave Aude, Cirrus. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Thursdays, Derrick Carter. Fri 11/1, DJs Markie, Garth, Jeno & Thomas. 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 10/26, Global Adrenaline Halloween Costume Ball. Thu 10/31, Lee Burridge, Tobias, Flipside. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 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. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Fri 11/1, DJs Mike Z, Mach 1 & Ryan Hagen. Sat 11/2, Dirty Vegas, Nick Nice, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 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 10/25, David Harness, Nick Santillan, Charles Spencer, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 10/26, the Hacker, Kiko, Vitalic (see Critic's Choice), Venue, Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. Fri 11/1, Lego & Dayhota, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 11/2, Cajmere, Hugo Moya, Lester Fitzpatrick, 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

ERIC BOGLE, JAMES KEELAGHAN Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BOB DYLAN Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

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.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ISLA Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

CHRISTINE LAVIN, DON WHITE Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LINDA LUBELL Free concert. Tue 10/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

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.

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. Wed 10/30, 9 PM, Distant Shores (no cover). Sun 11/3, 8 PM, Irish jam session. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 10/28, 8 PM, 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. Fri 11/1, 9:30 PM, Terri Clark. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/2, Junkers. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Mark Lyons. 847-835-3320.

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 10/25, 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. Fri 11/1, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sun 11/3, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. 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.

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 10/25, Velvet Green. Sat 10/26, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 11/1, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 11/2, Chancey Brothers. 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. Tue 10/29, 9 PM, Mark Erelli, Beth Amsel. Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Switchback. Sat 11/2, Claudia Schmidt, Madcat & Kane. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/26, Gene Gryniewicz & Diane Ladley. Sat 11/2, Michael Miles. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 10/28, Laura Braun. Wed 10/30, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

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

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 10/30, 7:30 PM, Solas, Liz Carroll (18 & over). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/25, Clann Na Gael. Sat 10/26, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, Irish session. 630-325-3732.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, CoDM. Sat 10/26, 10 PM, Switchback. Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 10/30, 10:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 847-869-0450.

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

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

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Tue 10/29, 9 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 773-743-3355.

THE ROOM 5900 N. Broadway: Sun 11/3, 6 PM, Sweet Accord. 773-989-7666.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Sat 11/2, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Johnny Dowd, John Kimler, Buddahead. 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 10/25, Acoustic Prism. Fri 11/1, Long Journey Home. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ELVIN BISHOP, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, COREY HARRIS, HENRY BUTLER, DEBORAH COLEMAN perform in Front Porch Blues' "Celebrating the Delta Blues Tradition." Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 11/2, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

LIZ MANDVILLE GREESON Free in-store performance with storytelling by novelist Tina Jens. Tue 10/29, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

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.

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

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR under the direction of Rollo Dilworth. Sun 11/3, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

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 10/25, 8 PM, and Sun 10/27, 5 PM, Legacy Cultural Theatre, 12952 Western, Blue Island. 708-895-4225.

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

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Housewreckin' Blues Jam with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum & Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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 10/25 and Sat 10/26, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 10/27, Lorenzo Thompson. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/29, Lindsey Alexander. Wed 10/30, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Thu 10/31, Biscuit & the Mix. Fri 11/1, Nellie Travis. 773-528-1012.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/29, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, Allen Batts Band with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/29, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 10/27, noon, Eric Noden. Sun 11/3, noon, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. 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. Mon 10/28, jam hosted by Toronzo. Tue 10/29, Eric George. Wed 10/30, Lurrie Bell. Thu 10/31, Vino Louden. Fri 11/1, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss (no cover); 9 PM, Rod Piazza, Nick Moss. Sat 11/2, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 11/3, My Sisters Blues Band. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/25, Sat 10/26, 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 10/25, Anthony Gomes. Sat 10/26, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. Thu 10/31, Howard & the White Boys. 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.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 10/25, Liberty Blues Band. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 11/1, Zora Young. Sat 11/2, Big Time Sarah. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Sat 11/2, 10 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 630-963-2739.

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. Fri 10/25, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 10/26, Tenry Johns Band. Sat 11/2, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/25, 9 and 11 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 10/26, 9 and 11 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 10/26, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Tue 10/29, 8:30 PM, Joe Kelly Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 11/2, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Johnny Winter, T-Model Ford. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sun 10/27, Matthew Skoller. Mon 10/28 and Wed 10/30, Joanna Connor. Tue 10/29, Hurricane Gumbo. Thu 10/31, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 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 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Frank Pellegrino & friends, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 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. Sat 11/2, 9:30 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. 630-446-4001.

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

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/1, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/2, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 847-266-1313.

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 10/25, Steve Arvey. Sat 10/26, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 10/30, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Thu 10/31, 8:30 and 10:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Fri 11/1, Big Time Sarah. Sat 11/2, Chicago Blue Angels. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Bettye LaVette (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 10/30, Sharon Lewis. Thu 10/31, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 11/1, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 11/2, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. 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. Fri 10/25, Matthew Skoller. Sun 10/27, Grana Louise. Tue 10/29, Dan Darrah. Thu 10/31, John Primer. 312-527-2722.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/25, Joanna Connor. Sat 10/26, Pistol Pete. Fri 11/1, Bart Alonzo Band. Sat 11/2, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

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

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Sat 11/2, Barrelhouse Chuck Band. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

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

BANDA MANTIQUEIRA, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Wed 10/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

GARY BARTZ ENSEMBLE WITH OSCAR BROWN JR. perform a tribute to Langston Hughes as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-494-9509 or 312-494-9610.

BORDERBEND, SLUMBER SONICS, SERENDIPITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, BRAIDED PHANTOM CIRCUIT Fri 10/25, 8 PM, Elastic Revolution Productions, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

JONATHAN CHEN GROUP manipulates prerecorded voiceovers in The Owners, with Moira Cue, Carol Genetti & Lara Oppenheimer. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Artemisia Gallery, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

JODIE CHRISTIAN & FRIENDS perform at a benefit for Phoebe's Place. Fri 11/1, 6 PM, Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th, Hickory Hills. 773-429-6917.

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 LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLES with Sandburg Middle School Jazz Ensemble and Lake Forest High School Jazz Ensemble. Free concert. Fri 10/25, 7:30 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

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

JIM GAILLORETO QUINTET Free concert. Wed 10/30, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

CHRIS GREENE & NEW PERSPECTIVE Free concert. Tue 10/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TED HOGARTH Free in-store performance. Sat 10/26, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

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.

MARY ANNE JAYME Free concert. Thu 10/31, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

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, Sachiko M, and TV Pow. See Critic's Choice. 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. See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/26, 11 AM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

RADICAL NUANCE Free in-store performance. Mon 10/28, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

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

JAMES SANDERS QUARTET Free concert. Mon 10/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

KEN SPURR Free piano concert. Mon 10/28, 7 PM, Gale Street Inn, 4914 N. Milwaukee. 773-725-1300.

TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA, TAKU SUGIMOTO & GENE COLEMAN See Critic's Choice. Thu 10/31, 7:30 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute, 112 S. Michigan. 773-722-5463.

LINDA TATE WITH THE BRADLEY WILLIAMS QUARTET perform at a Halloween party and benefit for Thresholds and Educational World Charities. Thu 10/31, 6 PM, GAR Rotunda/Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-755-0433.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. 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. 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 10/25 and Sat 10/26, Carlos Cannon. Sun 10/27, Robby Celestin. Mon 10/28 through Sat 11/2, Charlie Johnson. Sun 11/3, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 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 10/25, Frank D'Rone. Sat 10/26, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 9 PM, Bob Solone. 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 10/30, Mike Louie Duo. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oakbrook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. 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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 10/29, 7:30 PM, Al Keeler. Fri 11/1, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 10/27, Pete Benson Trio. Thu 10/31, Academy of Fists. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/25, Ernest Dawkins & friends. Sat 10/26, Kyle Bruckmann & Michael Zerang. Thu 10/31, Jeff Parker with Bernard Santacruz Vega & 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 10/25, 9 PM, Richie Pardo Trio. Sat 10/26, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 11/2, 9 PM, David Stone & friends. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Fri 11/1, 10 PM, Ken Shiokawa Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 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.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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 10/31, 7:30 PM, Steve Million 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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 10/25, Rob Zettl Quartet. Sat 10/26, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Wed 10/30, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Thu 10/31, Petropoulos Organ Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 10/27, 8 PM, Bernie Meisinger Quartet. Tue 10/29, 6 PM, Dave Turner Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 10/31, 6 PM, Duane Harvey Trio. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Weird Sisters; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 10 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 10/30, 9 PM, Aaron Parks Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/1, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 11/3, 2 PM, KRad. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensmble. 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. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). 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 10/27, Underdog 3, Bill McKay Quartet. Sun 11/3, Damon Short. 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 10/25 through Sun 10/27, Mose Allison Trio. Tue 10/29 through Sun 11/3, Jesse Davis Quartet. 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, 10 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 10/25, 9:30 PM, Pat Mallinger, Mike Raynor & Matt Ferguson. Sat 10/26, 9:30 PM, Zach Brock Quintet with Rob Scheps. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. 773-348-7592.

LAKE ROOM 728 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 10/26 and Sat 11/2, 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: Music at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Cecile Savage. Saturdays, Ken Shiokawa Duo. Thursdays, Ken Shiokawa. 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. 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 through Saturdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Wed 10/30, 8 PM, Alternatives Big Band, Motion to Fix (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 10/30, 7 PM, John Mose Trio. Fri 11/1, 9 PM, Sonic Species. 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 (10/27 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. 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 10/25, Jose Valdes Quartet. Sat 10/26, Gephart Long Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. 847-328-0399.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Trapeze Unit. 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 10/25, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 10/26, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 10/29, Keli Briggs Allison. Wednesdays, Peter Lerner Trio. Thu 10/31, benefit for the Anti-Cruelty Society with Elaine Dame Quartet. Fri 11/1, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 11/2, Neal Alger Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/25, Steve Kessler & the Saturday June Band. Tuesdays, Warren & Beck. Fri 11/1, BMR4. Sat 11/2, Scott Holman Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: Sat 10/26, 8:30 PM, Nancy Hays & Dennis Anderson. 312-266-0360.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/25, Jazz Solution with Tunia. 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.

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.

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 10/25, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble (see Critic's Choice). Sat 10/26, Fred Anderson/Vincent Davis/Darius Savage/Greg Ward. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thu 10/31, Savoir Faire. Fri 11/1, Jeff Parker with Bernard Santacruz Vega & Michael Zerang. Sat 11/2, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 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.

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Restaurant and bar. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-724-5100.

international

concerts

BANDA MANTIQUEIRA, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Wed 10/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

VASTUVADI BAUL Free Bengalese music concert. Wed 10/30, 7:30 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-288-1538.

ENSEMBLE ESPA--OL SPANISH DANCE THEATER under the direction of Dame Libby Komaiko, with Juan Mata and Ana Gonzalez. Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-902-1500.

AMJAD ALI KHAN Sarod recital with Amaan Ali Bangash & Ayaan Ali Bangash. Sat 11/2, 7 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 708-798-2025 or 630-416-9699.

ANGEL MELENDEZ & ARALLUE, EL GUAPO, DAMIAN RIVERO & EL 40 ELEMENTO perform at an opening of new work by Chicago artist Clare Rojas; Latin dance lessons provided by Lisa la Boriqua. Fri 11/1, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

MIGHTY SPARROW, ROOTS ROCK SOCIETY Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

ROBBEN ISLAND SINGERS performs at a benefit for the Robben Island Singers Film Project; footage from the documentary in progress will be shown. Wed 10/30, 7 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 62 E. 11th. 773-975-1345.

SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE with cellist Yo-Yo Ma & others. See Post No Bills. 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.

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

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.

international

clubs

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

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

DECIMA MUSA 1901 S. Loomis: Music at 8 PM. Fri 10/25, Grupo Bolero. Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, Nuestros Muertos. 312-243-1556.

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.

FOURTH WORLD 3440 N. Southport: Fri 11/2, 7 PM, Chicago Didjeridu Chorus (followed by a drum circle at 8 PM). 773-404-5200.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensmble. Fri 11/1, 6 PM, Hicham Chami with percussionist Catherine Alexander. Sat 11/2, 8 PM, benefit for La Voz de los Abajo with Guillermo Anderson. 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: Fri 10/25, 10 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos, Las Guitarras de España, Ohno. 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 with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa and Caribbean music with Latin dance lessons by Jerome. 847-982-1400.

classical

SARAH BARTON ALEXANDER cello, in a free solo concert (D. Gabrieli, Bach, Kodaly, Taylor). Mon 10/28, 12:30 PM, Music Center Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

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.

SERGIO AND ODAIR ASSAD guitar duo (Debussy, D. Scarlatti, Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Brouwer, Gismonti). Fri 11/1, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts Einojuhani Rautavaara's Vigillia. See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/25, 8 PM, St. Joseph's 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 Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

NICOLE CABELL, LAUREN McNEESE, AND ERIN MARIE WALL sing operatic arias with pianist Alan Darling in a Chicago Humanities Festival lecture-concert. Sun 11/3, 1:30 PM, video theater, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-494-9509.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with harmonica soloist Howard Levy and bass trombonist Chris Brubeck (Smetana, Abels, Levy, Brubeck, Aguila). Mon 10/28, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET Tue 10/29, 7:30 PM (Beethoven, Brahms, Turina), Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491. Wed 10/30, 7:30 PM (Wernick, Brahms, Turina, Haydn), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: 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). Wed 10/30, 7:30 PM, William Eddins conducts a family Halloween concert featuring pianist Jorge Federico Osorio. Thu 10/31, 8 PM, Fri 11/1, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/2, 8 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with pianist Jorge Federico Osorio (Saint-Saens, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Liszt). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WINSTON CHOI performs excerpts from Messaien's Catalogue d'oiseaux in a Chicago Humanities Festival lecture-concert. Sat 11/2, 4 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-661-1028.

YOUNGEUN J. CHOI piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Scriabin, Schubert). Free admission. Wed 10/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CITY-WIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Chung Park conducts a free concert (Ponchielli, Lecuona, Charpentier). Sun 10/27, 3 PM, Jefferson Park Auditorium, 4822 N. Long. 312-742-7609.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Free admission. Sat 10/26, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RUSSELL DAGON, SYLVIA WANG, AND CLAUDIA LASAREFF-MIRONOFF clarinet, piano, and viola (Bruch and others). Fri 11/1, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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 Stephen Squires conducts a family concert. Sat 11/2, 11 AM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, 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.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR performs John Rutter's Requiem in a free concert. Sun 11/3, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

DAVID FIVECOATE alto saxophone, with pianist Penelope Bewsher (Milhaud, Piazzolla, Schulhoff, Françaix). Sun 11/3, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MORNING CHOIR John W.W. Sherer conducts Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna. Sun 11/3, 6:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 10/25, 12:10 PM, mezzo-soprano Laura Kubelka. Fri 11/1, 12:10 PM, soprano Bridget Rose, flutist Heather Hill, and harpist Karen Sheahan. 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.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Handel/Halvorsen, Schubert, Saint-Saens). Sun 11/3, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

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

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone conducts music of Richard Rodgers in a pops concert. Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222. Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

JOSEPH KEISER cello, in a free concert. Thu 10/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DEIRDRE KELLY AND KIMMY SZETO cello and piano, perform music of Vivaldi in a free recital. Thu 10/31, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

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.

EDYTA KULCZAK mezzo-soprano, in a Chicago Humanities Festival concert. Sat 11/2, 2:30 PM, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-494-9509.

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: Fri 10/25 and Tue 10/29, 7:30 PM, Julius Rudel, conductor, with soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, bass Samuel Ramey, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey (Floyd, Susannah). 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.

MARIAN ANDERSON QUARTET in a Chicago Humanities Festival concert. Sun 10/27, noon, Walter Payton College Prep School, 1034 N. Wells. 312-494-9509.

METROPOLIS YOUTH SYMPHONY Robert Ian Winstin conducts a Halloween concert. Mon 10/28 and Thu 10/31, 7:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

JESSICA MOORE AND JESSICA HUI flute and piano, in a free recital. Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

CHASE PAMELA MORRISON AND DAVID ARRIVEE baroque cello and harpsichord, in a free recital (Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Antoniotti, D. Gabrieli). Sun 11/3, 5 PM, Vail Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-7256.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Lawrence Rapchak, conductor (Haydn, Sibelius, Stravinsky). Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Lawrence Stoffel, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (Offenbach, Rodgers, Bernstein, Sousa, Chance, Sullivan/Mackerras). Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwetern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544.

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 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor, with trumpeter Rex Richardson (Haydn, Schubert). Tue 10/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 312-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORAL ENSEMBLES Robert A. Harris, Stephen Alltop, Judith Willoughby, and Julia Davids conduct "a choral spectacular." Sat 11/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Don Owens and others conduct music of student composers. Thu 10/31, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND Ryan Nelson, conductor (Weill, Bernstein, Welcher, Gould, Gorb). Fri 11/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-491-4000.

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.

PHOENIX ASCENDING Dan McDaniel, conductor, with chamber orchestra (Rutter, Barber). Sat 11/2, 7 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS with clarinetist Lisa Argiris in a free recital. Mon 10/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

HOWARD POLLACK, PATRYK WROBLEWSKI, AND JOAN GIBBONS in a Chicago Humanities Festival children's concert (Bernstein, Carpenter, Fine). Sun 10/26, 7 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-494-9509 or 312-661-1028.

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

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

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

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI in a program of Spanish music (Milan, Narvaez, Valderrabano, Arañes, Machado, Romero, and others). Sun 11/3, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-758-3750.

SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and others. See Post No Bills. 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.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor, with pianists Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss (Mozart, Beethoven, Britten). Sun 11/3, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300, ext. 3014.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Piotr Wijatkowski, conductor, with pianist Pawel Checinski (Chopin, Weber, Franck). Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

SPHINX LAUREATE QUARTET performs music of Dvorak and others in a Chicago Humanities Festival concert. Sat 11/2, 12:30 PM, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-494-9509.

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.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar, in a free "Halloween tribute to Pagaini." Thu 10/31, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

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 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.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor, with saxophonist Scott Sobczak in a free concert (Shostakovich, Gershwin, Cabezon/Grainger, Ticheli, Chance, C. Smith, Woolfenden). Sun 11/3, 3 PM, Theater, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1044 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

LUKAS VONDRACEK piano. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

WHEATON COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Sat 11/2, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Michael Teolis, conductor, with organists Jerry Jelsema, Paul Nicholson, Daniel Pollack, and Patricia Spencer (Faure, Wagner, Bach, Pachelbel, Langlais, 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.

PETER WISPELWEY AND DEJAN LAZIC cello and piano, in an all-Beethoven program. Fri 11/1, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

fairs & festivals

FALL FEST Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey: Sat 11/2, 10:30 AM, Ted Wulfe; 11:40 AM, Ray Cunha; 12:20 PM, Tom Eavenson; 1 PM, Twang Bang; 1:40 PM, Matt & Cindy Kuzma, Beth Bowman, David Drury; 2:30 PM, Ben Wilson, Amanda Berg & Colby Beserra. 773-209-8653.

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, 1:30 PM, Jimmy Dee; 4:30 PM, Forty Piece Choir; 7 PM, Umphrey's McGee. 773-529-7547.

RUMMAGE-PALOOZA A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport: Sat 10/26, noon, Humboldt Two; 12:45 PM, Todd Kessler; 1:30 PM, Danger Adventure; 2:30 PM, Bric-a-Brac; 3:30 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. Benefit for Children's Place Association. 773-826-1230, ext. 27.

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.

JOHN O'CONNOR performs settings for poems by Frost, Yeats, Cummings & others as part of the Children's Humanities Festival. Tue 10/29, 10 AM, Ogden Elementary School, 24 W. Walton. 312-494-9509 or 312-661-1028.

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.

ROBBEN ISLAND SINGERS performs at a benefit for the Robben Island Singers Film Project; footage from the documentary in progress will be shown. Wed 10/30, 7 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 62 E. 11th. 773-975-1345.

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.

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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