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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AC ROCK Free family-oriented concert with magic by Paul Lee & Company and poetry by Bill Buczinsky. Fri 11/15, 7 PM, Evanston Public Library, Church & Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0312.

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 277.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BOX CAR RACER, H2O, TAKING BACK SUNDAY All-ages. Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

C2: COLLEGE BY CULTURE Free program of music by Christopher Book, Andrew O. Jones, Stripped, Hicham Chami, and Prime Elements. Sat 11/16, 2 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CANYON Free in-store performance. Tue 11/12, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performances. Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ANI DiFRANCO Sold out. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

DISCO BISCUITS 18 & over. Sat 11/9, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DOUGLASS KINGS Sun 11/10, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-421-5337.

EAT A PEACH, HIGHWAY BAND, DANK, BEDHEADS, NEOTRIBE, GRAPE SODA, WOLCOTT, EGNARO, INZANE, EIGHTY .94 Sun 11/17, 2 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PETER GABRIEL, BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, HUKWE ZAWOSE See Spot Check; 11/12 show sold out. Tue 11/12 and Thu 11/14, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MIKE GORDON & LEO KOTTKE All ages; sold out. Wed 11/13, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

NOT TOO GOOD, ANARCHY ASS & A 'N' R KIDS, REVENANTS, REGIS PHILBAND, GOTARDS Sat 11/9, 6 PM, New World Resource Center, 2600 W. Fullerton. 773-227-4011.

ANNE HARRIS BAND Free concert. Fri 11/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HAUJOBB, HOCICO, DAS ICH, CENOBITA, CUT.RATE.BOX 18 & over. Sat 11/16, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JUSTIN HAYFORD performs "A Rare Kind"; free concert. Fri 11/8, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

HEWHOCORRUPTS, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, SPITALFIELD, CHALET CHALET Fri 11/8, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

IN STRICT CONFIDENCE, DECODED FEEDBACK, ASSEMBLAGE 23, GRENDEL, CRUCIFORM INJECTION 18 & over. Sun 11/17, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JOSH JOPLIN GROUP, PETER STUART, MADVIOLET All-ages. Fri 11/8, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JULEPS Free concert. Mon 11/11, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

JURASSIC 5 Free in-store performance. Sat 11/9, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

JURASSIC 5, BEATNUTS 18 & over. Fri 11/8, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

PETER KATER Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North. 312-951-7323.

LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY, GARY MULLIS Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

LORDS OF ACID, DJ REDBOY 18 & over. Thu 11/14, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

AIMEE MANN Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA, DJ WARP Fri 11/15, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MATTHEW, UNDERWATER PEOPLE Fri 11/8, 6-11 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN MAYER, ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND Sold out. Sat 11/16, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL McDERMOTT Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

ROD McKUEN Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MOTELS WITH MARTHA DAVIS Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

NAD NAVILLUS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/16, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

NEWSBOYS Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 630-941-9292 or 312-559-1212.

PLUS ONE Sun 11/17, 2 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

POINTY TEETH WITH BROTHER TOM All-ages. Sat 11/9, 7 PM, Adidam Center & Bookstore, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-661-0127.

WILLY PORTER BAND, KIM RICHEY, JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH 18 & over. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MARTIN SEXTON, COLLEEN SEXTON All-ages. Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SHEER BLISS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747.

SIGUR ROS WITH AMINA, SIGGI ARMANN All-ages; see Critic's Choice. Sun 11/10, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER All-ages; benefit for Step Up Women's Network. Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS & ROCIO DURCAL Sun 11/17, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

SOMETHING WONDERFUL: RICHARD RODGERS' CENTENNIAL OF SONG with Heather MacRae, Mark Nadler, Craig Rubano & KT Sullivan. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

STARCANDY Free concert. Fri 11/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAM STRYKE Free piano concert. Fri 11/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

THIEVERY CORPORATION 18 & over. Sun 11/17, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ALLEN TURNER performs as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival in a program entitled "How I Learned to Play the Piano." Sat 11/9, 2 PM, the Casino, 195 E. Delaware. 312-494-9509.

UMPHREY'S McGEE, NEW DEAL 18 & over. Sat 11/16, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LONIE WALKER ENSEMBLE performs "Isadora, I Love You" at a benefit for Teen Living Programs, Rainbow House, and Stauros USA. Mon 11/11, 7 PM, Thorne Auditorium, 710 N. Lake Shore Dr. 312-266-7761 or 312-664-7981.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Wolfe Tones. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Black Heart Procession (see Spot Check), Cherry Valence, Tara Jane O'Neil (18 & over). Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Sammy Llanas, Silos, Snaggs. Wed 11/13, 8:30 PM, Battlefield Band. Thu 11/14, 9 PM, Written in the Sand, Absinthe Blind, Thistle, L'Spaerow. Fri 11/15, 10 PM, Supersuckers, Throw Rag, Peelers. Sat 11/16, 10 PM, Black Dice, Wolf Eyes, Plastic Crimewave, Kevin Drumm. 773-478-4408.

THE ALLEY 210 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 9 PM: Fri 11/8, Batteries Not Included. Fri 11/15, Confinement. 847-433-0304.

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

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. In the Music Room: Fri 11/8, Mr. Meyers. Sat 11/9, Zero to 60. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Thu 11/14, Heartsfield. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, Alan Gresik. Saturday, Jen Porter. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 11/8, Slobberbone, Glossary, Tijuana Hercules (see Spot Check). Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Off Broadway, Apple Cake, Supermint. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 11/12, Superchrist, Behold! the Living Corpse, School Shooter. Wed 11/13, Perfume, Nerva Dinova, Artificial West. Thu 11/14, Bobby Stratosphere, Electric Eel Shock, TV Savage. Fri 11/15, Jet Set Cutie, Wolcott, Lunch. Sat 11/16, Spits, Epoxies, Tyrades, Vee Dee. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/8, IDs, Highway Band, Space Cushion, Gouda. Sat 11/9, Young & Pretty, Black Velvet Band, Used to Be Women, Hathead. Thu 11/14, Molasses, Madluv, Detour. Fri 11/15, Spread, Inchworm, Frank Tribes. Sat 11/16, Chlorine, Transition, Transistor, Sons, Penny Dreadful. 773-384-0043.

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

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 11/16, 10:30 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-535-4800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/8, Freespace, Major's Junction. Sat 11/9, Siderunners. Sun 11/10, 8 PM, Ed Volker. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 11/14, Giant People. Sat 11/16, Groovatron, Westfall. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 11/15, G'tar Man Dave. 847-550-1127.

BUMPER'S 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/15, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 11/10, Kotaro Seki, Andreas Kapsalis & J Gallagher. Sun 11/17, Shannon Roberts, Outland Jazz Orchestra. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/8, 8 PM, open mike. Fri 11/15, Beatle Brothers. Sat 11/16, L.U.V. 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 11/15, Torturing Elvis. Sat 11/16, Gin Palace Jesters. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 11/13, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. 847-647-8282.

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

CITY LIGHTS 3809 N. Harlem: Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute; no cover). 773-777-9500.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, DJ Carrie Monster. 773-489-0379.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/15, 9 PM, Los Prisioneros. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

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 11/8, Treeline, Yellow House, Arbo. Sat 11/9, Hat Guys, Callisto. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Funkadesi. Fri 11/15, Pat McCurdy. Sat 11/16, Courtney Taylor, Pete, Bikes Will Take Us, John Kimler. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Marty B. Sat 11/9, JP & the Cats. Sat 11/16, Stay Tuned Orchestra. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Waste, Disonic, Gaskit, Director's Cut, Blue Nova. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Johnny Socko, Knee Deep Shag, Fuglegs. Wed 11/13, 9 PM, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd with Life Without, Infamous, Meqqa, Portrait. Thu 11/14, 9 PM, unsigned band showcase with Flapjacks, Earl, Raingods. Fri 11/15, 9 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove, Strain Busy Sky, Josh Holmes Band. Sat 11/16, 10 PM, Simmering. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 11/8, Domestic Problems. Sat 11/9, Static. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/15, Love Monkeys. Sat 11/16, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-541-4700.

CUCINA BELLA 1612 N. Sedgwick: Sat 11/16, 10 PM, Walkman Light. 312-274-1119.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 11/11, 10 PM-4 AM, Rik Shaw (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Gail Becker performs "Can't Stop Talking: The Songs of Betty Hutton"; 10:30 PM, MaryMonica Thomas performs "Sepia Tones: The Music of Dorothy Dandridge." Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Pamela Sue Fox performs "Let's Misbehave! The Comedy Songs of Cole Porter"; 10:30 PM, Kat Taylor. Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Beth Bergmann. Mon 11/11 and Wed 11/13 through Sat 11/16, 8 PM, and Sun 11/17, 7 PM, Cory Jamison, Joan Curto, Tom Michael & Dan Stetzel perform the Richard Rodgers tribute "Across a Crowded Room." 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. Sun 11/10, DJ Lexi. Mon 11/11, DJ Mo*par spins punk. Tue 11/12, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 11/13, DJ Jayson spins country & western. Thu 11/14, DJ John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Push Stars, Daybirds, Mayflies USA. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Warlocks (see Critic's Choice), Boas, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Bad Wizard, Mashers, Prehistorics. Mon 11/11, 9 PM, Tahiti 80, Children's Hour. Tue 11/12, 9 PM, Phantom Three, Dr. Killbot, Manhandlers, Resinators. Wed 11/13, 9 PM, Hot Machines, Ravonettes, Blackouts, White Outs. Thu 11/14, 9 PM, House of Large Sizes, Detholz, Holy Ghost. Fri 11/15, 10 PM, Fountains of Wayne, Motion City Soundtrack. Sat 11/16, 9:30 PM, Wheat, Verbow, Tracer, Geoff Sabin. Sun 11/17, 9 PM, Savage Republic, Lanterna. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/8, Nobody. Sat 11/9, Insomnia. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/15, Wicked Garden. Sat 11/16, Mr. Meyers. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S GRILL 476 Liberty, Wauconda: Fri 11/8, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-526-0002.

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 11/8, Then Again. Sat 11/9, Weathered (Creed tribute), Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 11/13, G'tar Man Dave. Thu 11/14, Catfight. Fri 11/15, Naked (BoDeans tribute), Joe Bigsley. Sat 11/16, Sofa King, Modern Day Romeo. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/9, Amores. Sat 11/16, Son of Dad. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8, Marigold Engine, Madhops, June's Arrival. Sat 11/9, Timebomb Taxi, Blue New World, the Charm. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Mon 11/11, Buddha's Belly, Rachael Yamagata. Tue 11/12, Madahari, Electricon, Monster Party. Wed 11/13, Missing Since High School, Blackmaker. Thu 11/14, Changes, Scottish McMillan, Matt Russell. Fri 11/15, Drive, Lyla Stone, Ivory Wire. Sat 11/16, Supermercado & the Electric Torpedos, Flathead Fillups, Swidden. 773-549-5549.

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/9, Linda Rose Band. Sat 11/16, Jerry & the Lunatics. 630-844-1115.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/8, Insomnia. Fri 11/15, Remedy. Sat 11/16, Batteries Not Included. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Datsuns, Black Keys, Shakes. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Gaza Strippers, the Lust, Thunderwing. Sun 11/10, 9:30 PM, Shiner, Capitol City Dusters, Aina. Mon 11/11, 9:30 PM, Mecca Normal (see Critic's Choice), Jeff Parker & Michael Zerang, Grey Ghost. Tue 11/12, 9:30 PM, Oneida (see Spot Check), Canyon, Viza-Noir. Thu 11/14, 9:30 PM, Add N to (X) (see Spot Check), Soviet, DJ Warp. Fri 11/15, 10 PM, Sun City Girls, 90 Day Men. Sat 11/16, 9:30 PM, Lali Puna, Opiate, Pulseprogramming, Styrofoam. Sun 11/17, 9 PM, Metalux, KXS (benefit for Women in the Director's Chair; with film screenings by Selena Tripp). 773-276-3600.

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

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement. Thursdays, 9 PM, Saba's Speakeasy: music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 11/8, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 11/9, Blind Roosevelts. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 11/14, Keith Schrieder. Fri 11/15, JP & the Cats. Sat 11/16, Smalls. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. 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 11/8, Flying Luttenbachers (see Post No Bills), Grand Ulena, No Doctors. Sat 11/9, Like Young, Agenda, New Constitution, Paper Lions. Sun 11/10, Appleseed Cast, Chinup Chinup, Damn Personals (see Spot Check). Tue 11/12, Hanalei, Koufax, Burn Disco Burn. Wed 11/13, Tragedy, Punch in the Face, I Attack. Thu 11/14, Italo, Badger King, English Softhearts. Fri 11/15, Throwdown, Eighteen Visions, Under Oath, Terror. Sat 11/16, Matthew, Audible Campaign, Higher Burning Fire. Sun 11/17, Much the Same, the Code, Last Annual. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Heartsfield, Flapjacks. Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks, Slewfoot Records Revue with Morells, Brian Capps, Kristie Stremel. Tue 11/12, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Samantha Johnson. Wed 11/13, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Gayle Bisesi, Betsy Katz, Paula Ramsey & Jackie Broderick. Fri 11/15 and Sat 11/16, 9:30 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller, Peter Case & the Beeline Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

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 11/15, Loose Screws. Sat 11/16, Dough! 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Three Dollar Bill accompanies Nomenil Theatre Company's production of Pushin' Up Roses. 773-271-4598.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 11/8, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 11/9, Mauds. 630-416-4898.

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 11/8, Todd Leiter-Weintraub, Melissa Ziemer. Sat 11/9, Cats on Smack, Fifty Pound Head, Grounded. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Wed 11/13, Child Slave Hearts. Fri 11/15, Tunnel of Joy, Jel Tyson. Sat 11/16, Dead Steel Mill. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/9, Mr. Slate. Sat 11/16, John McHugh. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/8, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Francis. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 11/11, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie. Tue 11/12, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 11/13 through Fri 11/15, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 11/16, 10 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 11/8 and Fri 11/15, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 11/10, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 11/11, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 11/12, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 11/13, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 11/14, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/16, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/17, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. 773-348-1053.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 6 PM-2 AM Sundays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach (no cover). Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Go Girls Rock live band showcase (no cover). 773-871-4210.

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

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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Jack Straw. 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 11/8, Roho, Honey Don't, Jesters. Sat 11/9, Life in General, Popfly. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Thu 11/14, Bentframe, Huxter, Stank Willie. Fri 11/15, Brother Lowdown, the Buzz, Down the Line. Sat 11/16, 9 PM, Ether, Kadence, Stylus, Kevin Lee. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 11/12, 7 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. Wed 11/13, 7 PM, Matthew McBride. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Saturdays, 11 PM-5AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Catherine Irwin (see Spot Check), Apartment #9, Spigot. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Tallulah, Bitter Tears of Petra Van Kant; 12:30 AM, DJ Spectronix. Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs, Weary Boys. Wed 11/13, 9 PM, Michael Fracasso, Mark Sheehy. Fri 11/15, 10 PM, Ruth Buzzy, Antigone Rising, Seven Harkey. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Professor John Band, Twang Bang, Kelly Hogan & Andy Hopkins, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel (benefit for Lawrence Hall Youth Services); 12:30 AM, DJ Mr. Rudy Day. Sun 11/17, 8 PM, John Whitney, Tijuana Hercules (see Spot Check), M.O.T.O. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 11/14, 9 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove, Humpback Wail, Logic of Elliot. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/8, Pat McCurdy. Sat 11/9, 3 PM, Punsapaya, BBMT, Billhouse, V90, Echosend & others. Sun 11/10, Mr. Blotto. Wed 11/13, open mike with Shannon Rose. Thu 11/14, ODM, Jimmy Kingsway Band. Fri 11/15, Family of Souls, Strangers in Dreams. Sat 11/16, Boda, Willamena, Laurie Wyatt. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Sunday Songs hosted by Lucy Smith with Peking Turtle, Passing for Normal. Tue 11/12, 9 PM, Hippocracy. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8, Radiators, Liquid Moon (18 & over). Sat 11/9, 6:15 PM, Kottonmouth Kings, Mix Mob, Ill Kid (all-ages); 11 PM, Jim Breur's Lighten Up Tour, Paul Bond (18 & over). Sun 11/10, 8 PM, Down (sold out). Tue 11/12, Wailers, Punsapaya (18 & over). Thu 11/14, George Clinton & Parliament/

Funkadelic (18 & over). Fri 11/15, Jerry Jeff Walker, Devil in a Woodpile (18 & over). Sat 11/16, Leftover Salmon, Cabaret Diosa (18 & over). Sun 11/17, 6:30 PM, Circle Jerks, Rise Against, Phenoms (all-ages). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/8, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Tue 11/12 through Fri 11/15, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/8, Junk in the Trunk. Thu 11/14, DJs BJAK & Cordell Johnson. Fri 11/15, Sean Wiggins. Sat 11/16, Twisted Jazz. 312-245-0333.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 7:45 PM Sundays through Thursdays. 312-863-7427.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Sun 11/10, Melaku. Sun 11/17, Terra Firma. 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.

JESUS ALIVE COFFEE HOUSE 219 Pine Lane, Bensenville: Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Skillet. 630-766-5559 or 708-453-9419.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/8, Graham Colton, Wayne Healy Band, Lloyd Dobbler Effect, Only Infinity. Sat 11/9, Hairbanger's Ball, Urban Funk Ordinance. Thu 11/14, Deuces Wild. Fri 11/15, John Cowan Band, Hayseed Dixie. Sat 11/16, Arra. Sun 11/17, 8 PM, Souled Out, Lonnie Brooks, Liquid Soul (benefit for Rocco Prestia). 312-337-3486.

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

JUST ONE 2628 N. Harlem, Elmwood Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/15, Wanderlust. 708-456-5566.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/8, Underwater People. Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Luce, Seven Day Run (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Mark Watson, Kiss-n-Ride. Wed 11/13, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Thu 11/14, Royston Langdon, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Sono (18 & over). Fri 11/15, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Sat 11/16, Audio ID, Carbonfour, Sayers, Cycle Something. 773-975-0505.

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: Wednesdays, 8 PM-midnight, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LION HEAD PUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Johnny Vegas. 773-348-5100.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Manhandlers, Forgotten Four, Working Class Jack. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, American Dream. Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Last Year's Man, Bella Travelle. Tue 11/12, 9 PM, Convulsions. Thu 11/14, 9 PM, Los Shut Up, Dimebox. Fri 11/15, 10 PM, Gas Chamber. Sat 11/16, 9 PM, Lisa Brandt, Solar Tribe, Patty Elvis, Psycho Ex-Lover, Serilian, Bloodbath (benefit for Andrew Heckman). Sun 11/17, 9 PM, Bloodbath. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Donna the Buffalo. Sat 11/9, 7 PM, Joseph Arthur, Jonny Society; 10 PM, Dan Bern, Andy Stochansky. Tue 11/12, 9 PM, Dime Store String Band. Wed 11/13, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Fri 11/15, 10 PM, Seven Nations, Reed Foehl. Sat 11/16, 10 PM, Blue Dogs, J-200. Sun 11/17, 8 PM, Porcupine Tree. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/9, Gel. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/9, Livin' Large. Fri 11/15, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 11/16, O'Briens. 630-513-6300.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/8, 6:30 PM, Ataris, Sugarcult, Auto Pilot Off, Rufio (sold out); 11 PM, Del tha Funky Homosapien, People Under the Stairs, Skhoolyard, Lifesavas (18 & over). Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Superdrag, Box-o-Car, Ness, Monovox (18 & over). Sun 11/10, 9 PM, Cash Money, Malik Yusef, Crucial Conflict (18 & over). Mon 11/11, 7 PM, the Used, Sleeping at Last (sold out). Wed 11/13, 8 PM, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, Citizen Bird, Cato Salsa Experience (18 & over). Thu 11/14, 6:30 PM, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, DJ BK1, Murs, Opus, Deejaybird (all-ages). Fri 11/15, 6:30 PM, Llama, Ari Hest, Mer, Georgia Avenue (all-ages); 11 PM, Metro Area, Robert Hood, Harry the Bastard. Sat 11/16, 6:30 PM, Dillinger 4, Arrivals, Boris the Sprinkler, Trial by Fire; 11:30 PM, Flickerstick, Shazam (18 & over). Sun 11/17, 6:30 PM, Glassjaw, American Nightmare, Blood Brothers, Christiansen (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

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

MOJOE'S 15447 S. 94th, Orland Park: Wed 11/13, 9 PM, Sheer Bliss. 708-403-5354.

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.

MOXIE'S 3517 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Love in a Box (no cover). 773-935-6694.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/8, Brodie, Linus Whip, the High Strung. Sat 11/9, Funk Lubricator, Stalemate. Wed 11/13, Florida Orange. Thu 11/14, Patterson Project, One Sad Monkey. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Jeff & Vida, Delafields. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, tribute to Gene Clark with Carla Olson, Rick Clark, Freddie Steady Krc & Cam King, Buddy Woodward, Phil Angotti & the Idea, the Me Decade, Whiskey Sunday, Siderunners, Stephen Lee Canner & Will Branch, Todd Leiter-Weintraub, Ric Salazar & Mike Lee (benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 11/10, 7:30 PM, Allette Brooks, Maria Hines & friends. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (11/14 with Bill Cruz, Richard Doherty). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 11/8, Freebasic, Sidewalk Skolaz. Sat 11/9, Crash Poet, Dremana, DJs Sleeperz & Gabriel 6. Sundays, Pleasure Trip with Leddie Garcia, DJ Brazil & Billy Dickens (11/10 with Ryan Mackstaller Trio, John Wojciechowski; 11/17 with Family Groove Company). Mon 11/11, Polly Ester, Safety Net, 7th Grade Underdog, Kill Cupid. Wed 11/13, Los Marijuanos, Damien Rivero, El Guapo. Sat 11/16, Bomb, Itch, Douglass Kings. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM on Sundays. Sun 11/10, Kittie, Unloco, Clockwise, Acacia. Sat 11/16, Watershed. 708-756-0600.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/8, Weathered (Creed tribute). Sat 11/9, American English (Beatles tribute). 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/8, Red Wigglers. Sat 11/9, Nympha. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Thu 11/14, Chi-Town Reggae, DJ Gold "D." Fri 11/15, Stump Whoopt, Mary. Sun 11/17, Jason Blake Band. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/8, Decatur Paul. Tue 11/12, It's a Wise Child. Wed 11/13, Treehouse Project. Fri 11/15, Helen Stellar, Anthony & Travis (no cover). 773-252-7767.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/9, Rhoads & Craven. Sat 11/16, Dave Andersen. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8, Catfight. Thu 11/14, JR & the Mudcats. Fri 11/15, Mr. Meyers. Sat 11/16, X-Side. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8, Check Engine, Lozenge (see Spot Check), Christmas Decorations (see Spot Check). Sat 11/9, Rockit Girl, Nobs, I Love Rich. Mon 11/11, Lewis & Clarke, Sa Ermott, Violently Ill, Magnetosphere. Wed 11/13, Sweater Girl. Thu 11/14, Acrobatic Ashes, Sixty Stories. Fri 11/15, Odd Numbers, Super Chinchilla Rescue Mission, Tomsawyer. Sat 11/16, Mushuganas, Phenoms, Soviettes, Mexican Cheerleader. 773-248-3093.

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

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.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/8, Dead to Fall. 630-896-1031.

ROCK HOUSE CAFE 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8, Gelheads, Smoke off Vinyl, Blackmaker. Sat 11/9, Air This Side of Caution, Streamliner, Ella Music Group. Thu 11/14, Trading Brains. Fri 11/15, Triple Threat, Pauline York, Opal Candy. Sat 11/16, Hevels, Nuisance, Life Without. 847-670-8888.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, G'tar Man Dave. 847-295-7140.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/8, 7 PM, Erin McKeown, Kris Delmhorst (18 & over); 10 PM, Mclusky, Matt Pond PA, Helio Sequence. Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Smokey & Miho, La Makita Soma (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Smokey & Miho, Timeout Drawer. Sun 11/10, 8 PM, RD Roth & the Issues, Noahjohn, Jeff & Vida. Mon 11/11, 9 PM, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Cass McCombs, Entrance, Ben Johnson. Tue 11/12, 9 PM, Artist Formerly Known as Vince, Garageland, Teddy Goldstein. Wed 11/13, 8 PM, Midnight Mind magazine release party with Giant Step, Dick Prall, Julie Korman (18 & over). Thu 11/14, 9 PM, Circulatory System, the Instruments/Pipes You See Pipes You Don't, Zelienople. Fri 11/15, 10 PM, Nad Navillus, Central Falls, Winter Blanket, T. Griffin. Sat 11/16, 10 PM, Pinetop Seven, Shannon Wright, Sin Ropas. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/9, Big Deal. Sat 11/16, Scheme. 630-372-2900.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Vultures Are Lovebirds. 630-790-6100.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Marc Behrens (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/15, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Fri 11/8, 10 PM, Jesse Scinto. 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 11/14, 3:30 PM, Dave Weld & Jeff Taylor. 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: Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Katie Todd Band. Fri 11/15, Bernie Worrell & the Woo Warriors, Allfours, DJ Mass Transit. In the lounge: Fridays, DJ Verb. Saturdays, DJ Trew. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane & D-Double, hip-hop open mike hosted by Voltaire & Rexford. 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.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/9, Huge. Sat 11/16, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). 630-213-1006.

TIN LIZZIE 2483 N. Clark: Thu 11/14, 10 PM, Lightning & Thunder. 773-549-1132.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/8, the Me Decade. Sat 11/9, Heavon.com. Fri 11/15, King Super, Savitre, War Brides. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 11/8, Sarah Slean, Emm Gryner, Jenny Choi. Sat 11/9, Justin Roth, Chris Cunningham, Garageland. Sun 11/10, Eli, Andrea Burch, Rose Fries. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 11/13, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Leah Galyean Band. Thu 11/14, 7 PM, Andy Levin, Mark Dvorak, Linda Lubell. Fri 11/15, Mike Dunbar, Greenchoby, Noah Harris. Sat 11/16, Adam Ezra, Betty Tong. Sun 11/17, annual Jeff Buckley tribute concert (sold out). 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. 773-327-2739.

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

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

VELVET LOUNGE 21281:::2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 11/14, Vocal Poynt. 312-791-9050.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: 18 & over shows at 10:30 PM. Sat 11/16, Loraxx, Boxcar Satan, Brick Layer Cake. 773-296-6024.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/8, Farmageddon. Saturdays, open mike. Fri 11/15, Joe I. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/8, Ark Band. Sat 11/9, Sam Ghansah, Zeleke. 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 11/14, Rico. Fri 11/15, Melaku, Universal Expression. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/8, Super D, Radio Flyer, Bamboo Grove. Sat 11/9, Charlie Mars, Lindsie Reitz, Regal Standard. Wed 11/13, Andy Band. Thu 11/14, Jeep, Starch Martins, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Fri 11/15, Spies Who Surf, Dylan Rice Band, Gary Stier Band. Sat 11/16, Mighty Fine Machine, Sunhead King, Gazing at Laces, Riviera. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Louie V. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tuesdays, DJ M-Pulse. 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 (Sat 11/9, midnight, Gray Area). 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. Fri 11/8, Lady D, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Mel Hammond spins house. Wednesdays, DJ 33-1/3, Bruno. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Miller. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs D Double, Norman Rockwell & Artek. Saturdays, DJs spin Chicago house. 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.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, acid jazz & more. Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Architektur. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, Andre Shakom. 773-244-0400.

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. 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. Fri 11/15, DJ Aladdin. 312-266-1200.

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

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

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

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

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

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/8, DJ Dan, Christopher Lawrence. Sat 11/9, Luke Slater (see Spot Check), John Patterson, Agent 47. Sun 11/10, DJ Ra. Wed 11/13, Rob Base, DJ E-Z Rock. Fri 11/15, DJ Sneak, Bear Who? Sat 11/16, Curt Caris, Jimmie Page, Mike Fritz, DJ Pedzie. 312-337-5001.

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 (11/10 with DJ Hitman). 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.

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.

GROOVE THERAPY with DJs Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol, Bam Bam, Alex Peace, Caffeine, Mixin' Marc, Marksi, Xcite & Blue Mike; 18 & over. Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Studio 21, 2121 E. New York, Aurora. 630-582-7006.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. Sundays, Magellan's Sphere. Tuesdays, 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. Sat 11/9, DJs Suhel, Aladdin, Lil' Cee & Flow. 312-491-1931.

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

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

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

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 11/13, DJs Lamebrane, Ikai'ka, Grandmarky, Moodswing, Carbide, Clone, Spahn, Evol. 773-278-1009.

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

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

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 11/8, DJ Colette, Pete Moss. Sat 11/9, J-Dub, DJ Hrme. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Mondays, iPod open DJ night (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & Darius Hurley spin punk, ska, new wave & reggae. Thu 11/14, Tiga (see Critic's Choice), Tommie Sunshine. Fri 11/15, 9 PM, Pete Heller, Larry Heard, Bernard Badie, Gabe Real. Sat 11/16, Kenny Hawkes, Brad Owen. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Thursdays, Derrick Carter. Fri 11/15, 808 State, Hippe & Halo. 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). Sat 11/16, midnight, Blush with Xviara Snow, Monique Moyet, Mona Montclair, Regina Upright, K.C. King & others. 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Jason Davis & Tempo spin house and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, DJs Andre Harris & Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house. 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 Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. 773-252-9700.

SWANK 710 N. Clark: DJ spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & Andre Harris. Saturdays, Johnny Chaos. Wednesdays, DJ Speed. Thursdays, Uncle Milty. 312-274-9500.

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 (no cover). 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Alberto Gomez, Marco Hernandez & Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa. Saturdays, DJs Goose & Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo & Uncle Milty. Thu 11/14, DJ Apocalypse, Chris Gin, Goose, Hac Le, Sattiva, Jeremy Coutre. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 11/8, DJs Mazi, Nique, Dmitry Lovebone, Kyle Szmurlo, Johnny Chaos, Caffeine, Seneca & Jojo. Sat 11/9, Sandra Collins, Chris Fortier, Naveen G, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Sat 11/16, Deepsky, DJ Hyper, Kazell, 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.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, Architektur spins downtempo, trip-hop, and groove. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/8, Marques Wyatt, DJs Justin Long & Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 11/9, Bear Who?, Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. Fri 11/15, Derrick Carter, Johnny Fiasco, DJs Justin Long & Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 11/16, Christian Verela, Tim Baker, 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

PAUL BRADY & NIAMH PARSONS Sun 11/17, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ALISON BROWN QUARTET Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

HAZEL DICKENS & FRIENDS with Mike Seeger, Tracy Schwarz & Ginny Hawker. See Critic's Choice. Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

EDDIE FROM OHIO All-ages. Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GROOVELILY, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE Sat 11/9, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JEZ LOWE & THE BAD PENNIES Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

MINSTROSITY, CROSS ROGUES, NANCY CAIRNS, NEAL PECK, STEVE & SYLVIA FRANCOIS, ELAINE WAGNER, JIM SIMONIS, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY perform at the 12th annual Mini Dulcimer Festival. Sat 11/16, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

RICK NEELEY WITH MERIDIAN GREEN Tribute to Bob Gibson. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

JAMIE O'REILLY, JENNIFER FRIEDRICH, PAUL AMANDES, DAMIEN HINOJOSA, LESLIE BUCHBINDER-FIGA, NIA O'REILLY AMANDES & MAX GREENBERG perform "The Golden Comb: The Power of Hair and Symbols of Brains and Beauty in Folksong & Fairy Tale" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/10, 1 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-661-1028.

SMALL POTATOES, PETE NORMAN Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

STRONG VOICES Fri 11/8, 7:30 PM, Healing Earth Resources, 3111 N. Ashland. 773-327-8459.

DENNIS WARNER, CHRIS McNAMARA Sat 11/16, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-964-4871.

DENNIS WARNER, MARK NOWAKOWSKI Sun 11/17, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

WEAVERMANIA, VOLO BOGTROTTERS, SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG, MICHAEL MILES & JACKIE ALLEN, MARVIN TATE, FRANK HAMILTON, CORKY SIEGEL, BRICKEY LEVITT & TOMASELLO Sat 11/16, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WYNONNA, STEVE AZAR Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Wolfe Tones. Sundays, Irish session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 11/11, 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. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/8, Hushpuppies. Sat 11/9, Western Box Turtles. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Sat 11/9, 8 PM, David & Marian. 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 11/8, 9:30 PM, Anish. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Larkin Bros. Sundays, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper and dancing (11/10 with Velvet Green; 11/17 with John Dillon). Fri 11/15, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 11/16, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. 708-687-9323.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 11/17, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/8, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Sat 11/9, Dooley Brothers. Fri 11/15, Barry Fagan Band. Sat 11/16, John Beag Flaherty. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 11/14, 8 PM, Geoff Muldaur. Fri 11/15 and Sat 11/16, 9:30 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller, Peter Case & the Beeline Band. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/9, Paul Kolodny. Sat 11/16, Clearwater Connection. 630-393-1247.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Thu 11/14, 8:30 PM, Greg Boerner. 630-963-2739.

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

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers (no cover). Mon 11/11, 9 PM, Matt Weber. Tue 11/12, 8:30 PM, Liquor Pickers (no cover). Thu 11/14, 9 PM, Meat Purveyors, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

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

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Fri 11/15, Brendan Loughrey. Sat 11/16, O Lookie Mo. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 11/11, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/16, Wicks. 630-941-7100.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sun 11/10, 6 PM, benefit for Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy with Thursday's Child. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Jeff & Vida, Delafields. Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Frank Wakefield, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 11/8, 8 PM, "We Interrupt This War: Music for Peace & Protest" hosted by Anne-Marie Akin, with Gary Snyderman, Linda Robertson, and African percussionist Diamana Diya. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Minna Bromberg. 773-743-3355.

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

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 11/16, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/16, 10 PM, Outlaw Family Band, Wingnuts. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/8, 7 PM, Erin McKeown, Kris Delmhorst (18 & over). Sun 11/10, 8 PM, RD Roth & the Issues, Noahjohn, Jeff & Vida. Fri 11/15, 7:30 PM, Vance Gilbert. Sun 11/17, 6 and 8:30 PM, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Phillip Roebuck (18 & over). 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 11/8, Calico. Fri 11/15, Ariane Lydon. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Carrie Newcomer, L.J. Booth. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, GLEN McCARTHY, LES WILLIAMSON perform as part of the North Park University Festival of the Arts, with the Tangeni Dance Troupe and painter Tim Lowly; free admission. Fri 11/8, 7 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5553.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 11/16, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

GOSPEL STAR SEARCH GALA features eight vocalists and finalists from the House of Peace Christian Book Center and Plaza Mall Gospel Star Search contest. Fri 11/15, 7 PM, Salem Baptist Church, 11800 S. Indiana. 773-371-2300.

DARRELL HALLMAN & FOR HIS GLORY SINGERS Benefit for the Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship; free admission. Sat 11/9, 5 PM, Bray Temple C.M.E. Church, 1049 E. 73rd. 773-213-5555.

ELSA HARRIS & HARRIS HOUSE OF MUSIC CHOIR Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Edison Park Lutheran Church, 6626 N. Oliphant. 773-631-9131.

ONE IN THE SPIRIT MULTICULTURAL GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT CHOIR under the direction of Percy Gray Jr., with Spirit of David and Pilgrim Gospel Ensemble. Sun 11/10, 6 PM, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake, Oak Park. 312-201-2602.

GLORIA SHANNON BAND Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

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 11/8, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. Fri 11/15, 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 11/8, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sat 11/9, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 11/10, Don Shipps, Lurrie Bell. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/12, Lorenzo Thompson. Wed 11/13, Pistol Pete. Thu 11/14, Vino Louden. Fri 11/15, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/15, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 11/16, Penthouse Playboys. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/12, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 11/14 through Sat 11/16, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 11/12, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/15 and Sat 11/16, Grana Louise Band. 312-661-0100.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 11/10 and Sun 11/17, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 11/8, Kevin McGuckin & the Blues Bandits. 847-550-1127.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/8, 5:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Joel Paterson Trio. Sat 11/9, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Bill Perry, Mike Gibb & the Homewreckers. Sun 11/10, John Primer. Mon 11/11, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 11/12, Maurice John Vaughn. Wed 11/13, Lurrie Bell. Thu 11/14, Percy Strothers. Fri 11/15, 5:30 PM, Giles Corey; 9:30 PM, Tinsley Ellis, Eric Gerardi. Sat 11/16, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Chicago Blues Angels. Sun 11/17, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

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.

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

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

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 11/8, Shirley Johnson. Sat 11/9, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 11/15, Jimmy Burns Band. Sat 11/16, Michael Coleman. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 11/16, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 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 11/8, 9 and 11 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 11/9, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. Tue 11/12, 8:30 PM, Jimmy Burns & Joanna Connor (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Big Ray (no cover). Sat 11/16, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/16, 9 PM, J.L. Styles, Ain't Lyin'. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Thu 11/14, 9 PM, Meat Purveyors, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 11/14, 8 PM, Boubacar Traore, Aaron Moore. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/15, Jerry Jeff Walker, Devil in a Woodpile (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/8, No Mercy Band. Sat 11/9 and Thu 11/14, Chicago Redhots. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 11/12 and Wed 11/13, Dynatones. Fri 11/15, Pete Special. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 11/9, Toronzo Cannon. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 11/15, Kinsey Report, Marshall Titus. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, A.C. Reed. 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 11/15 and Sat 11/16, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Wednesdays, Trimble Quartet. Thursdays, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

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

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 11/9, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. Sat 11/16, 9:30 PM, Tenry Johns Band. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/15, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-362-6688.

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 11/9, Dave Specter & friends. Sat 11/16, King Corey. 773-252-1155.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Hans Olson (benefit for Century Lodge #492 Charities). 847-428-0562.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/9, Mississippi Heat. Sat 11/16, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/9, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-605-9900.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/8, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 11/9, Roy Hytower. Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 11/13, Scott Holt Band. Thu 11/14, Lindsey Alexander. Fri 11/15, Zora Young. Sat 11/16, Cedell Davis & friends. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Phillip Walker (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis. Thursdays, Ariyo, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 11/15 and Sat 11/16, Pinetop Perkins. 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.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/8, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 11/9, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 11/16, Chicago Redhots. 847-991-2150.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/8, Dog Bone. Fri 11/15, Madman Blues Band. Sat 11/16, Da Blues Guys. 773-281-7112.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND Sun 11/10, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

HAMIET BLUIETT, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, PROVISO EAST JAZZ BAND, KENWOOD ACADEMY JAZZ BAND, CURIE METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND perform at the Geraldine de Haas Scholarship Program. Sun 11/10, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

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

ALISON BROWN QUARTET Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

LAVERNE BUTLER, BOBBY HUTTON Fri 11/15, 7:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600, ext. 236.

CHICAGO IMPROVISORS GROUP with Chris Jonas, Todd Margasak, Tim Daisy, Jeb Bishop, Jim Baker, Dave Rempis & Kyle Bruckmann; free concert. Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "Sketches of Spain" and "Jubilatum" under the direction of William Russo, with trumpeter Orbert Davis. Sat 11/9, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Wed 11/13, 7 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan.312-344-6245.

ELAINE DAME DUO performs "There Is Nothing Like a Dame"; free concert. Fri 11/15, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

NATHAN DAVIS, STEVE BUTTERS perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound, which also features films and videos. Fri 11/15, 8:30 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 773-784-0449.

ERNEST DAWKINS & LIVE THE SPIRIT performs "From Armstrong to the Avant-Garde" at the Chicago Humanities Festival closing concert. Sun 11/10, 7:30 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-494-9509.

DePAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, JAZZ ORCHESTRA & JAZZ WORKSHOP BIG BANDS Free concert. Tue 11/12, 8 PM, Student Center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-325-7664.

ELIZABETH DOYLE Free concert. Tue 11/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

AL JARREAU, JOYCE COOLING Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

JAZZ AMBASSADORS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY Free concert. Tue 11/12, 7 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

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

DOUG LOFSTROM WITH FRANK DONALDSON & THOMAS GUNTHER Free concert. Tue 11/12, 7 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 708-784-1004 or 312-344-6179.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Tue 11/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JASON PANICI & SHOJI NAITO Free concert. Thu 11/14, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

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

MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO performs music by Robert Johnson, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker & Miles Davis. Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO performs "From Rags to Rhythm" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/10, 2:30 PM, Katherine Dunham Theatre, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 312-494-9509.

ROOTS N D BLUES with Oscar Brown Jr. and Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago; on the same program, Ameen Muhammad's Negretto will be performed. Free admission. Fri 11/15, 7 PM, LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie. 312-427-1676.

ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET Free concert. Wed 11/13, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs music of the swing era under the direction of Myron McReynolds. Fri 11/8, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SPECTRALINA, JEB BISHOP WITH JASON ROEBKE & AARON SIEGEL, BERNARD SANTACRUZ & JIM BAKER Sat 11/9, 9:30 PM, Elastic Revolution Productions, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

SUENOS Sun 11/17, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1015 Curtis, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200.

SUMMIT with George Brooks, Zakir Hussain, Fareed Haque, Kai Eckhardt & Steve Smith. See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/8, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RICHARD TEITELBAUM & CARLOS ZINGARO, HUGH DAVIES, FRED LONBERG-HOLM WITH TERRI KAPSALIS & LOTTA MELIN perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6339 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

DAVID YOUNG & FRIENDS perform "A Time for Fables, A Time for Dancing" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/9, 7 PM, Katherine Dunham Theatre, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 312-494-9509.

CARLOS ZINGARO performs as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Sun 11/17, 3 PM, GAR Rotunda/Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-784-0449.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/8, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Dan Delorenzo, Wayne Jones & Tom Hope; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/9, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 11/13, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 11/14, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 11/15, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Doug Hayes & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/16, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Al Green Quintet with Othello Anderson. 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 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 11/10 through Sat 11/16, Carlos Cannon. Sun 11/17, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 11/8, Nan Mason. Sat 11/9 and Fri 11/15, Bob Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Sat 11/16, Frank D'Rone. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 9 PM, Bob Solone. Thu 11/14, 7 PM, Beckie Menzie. 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 11/13, Jazz Vertigo. 630-406-0008.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 11/16, 9 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission. 312-226-6666.

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

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 11/17, Shannon Roberts, Outland Jazz Orchestra. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 11/12, 7:30 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Stardust. Sat 11/9 and Sat 11/16, 9 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 11/15, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 11/14, 6 PM, pianist Jordan Baskin. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 11/13, 9:30 PM, Sean Meehan & Toshimaru Nakamura. 773-276-3600.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/10, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 11/17, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 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 11/14, 7:30 PM, Mark Colby Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Mon 11/11, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Wed 11/13, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. Thu 11/14, Elaine Dame Duo. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 11/17, 2 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 11/9, 9 and 11 PM, Ultimate Touch Band. Tue 11/12, 6 PM, Rich Pardo Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 11/14, 6 PM, Gina McLaughlin Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/8, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Charlie Kohlhase Quintet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Charlie Kohlhase Quintet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Ed Miller Band, Jonathan Maestro; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Mondays, 10 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 11/13, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/15, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Jerry Steinhilber Trio with George Carzone; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Jerry Steinhilber Trio with George Carzone; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, David Young Trio. Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Sunday Songs hosted by Lucy Smith with Peking Turtle, Passing for Normal. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Fri 11/15, 9 PM, Leroy Jenkins & Joseph Jarman. Sun 11/17, 4 PM, Steve Duke; 8 PM, (Richard Nickle) Transaction Ensemble, Tiny Hairs. 312-362-9707.

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 11/10, Jason Ajemian Quartet. Sun 11/17, Triage. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 11/8, Nick Colionne, Spider Saloff. Sat 11/9, Nick Colionne, Elaine Dame Trio (no cover). Sun 11/10, noon-4 PM, jazz brunch with Chester McSwain; 7 PM, Marzette Griffith. Mon 11/11, Crosswind. Tue 11/12, Peter Lerner. Thu 11/14, Marion Meadows. 312-266-2400.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 11/8, 9 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 11/8 through Sun 11/10, Louie Bellson Quintet. Tue 11/12 through Sun 11/17, Sam Rivers Trio. 312-670-2473.

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

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 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 11/8, 9:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Sat 11/9, 9:30 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green & Tim McNamara. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. Fri 11/15, 9:30 PM, Bradley Young Quartet. Sat 11/16, 9 PM, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson. 773-348-7592.

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: Thu 11/14, 9 PM, Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts, Spazztet. 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: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, BMR4. Wed 11/13, 7 PM, Airborne. Fri 11/15, 9 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Ken & Jim Show with Roscoe Mitchell. 847-869-0450.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (11/10 with Dragons 1976). 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. Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. 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.

PENINSULA CHICAGO 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby restaurant. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Stephanie Browning Trio. 312-573-6754.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 11/15 and Sat 11/16, Bob Dogan Quartet. 847-328-0399.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Wed 11/13, 9:30 PM, Bill McKay Quintet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 11/8, 6 PM, Warren Beck; 9 PM, Bradley Young (Chet Baker tribute). Sat 11/9, BMR4. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Wed 11/13, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Fri 11/15, 6 PM, Warren Beck; 9 PM, Rachel Charson Quartet. Sat 11/16, Tight Like That. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/8, Yoko Noge. Sat 11/9, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. Tue 11/12, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 11/13, Scott Holman Trio. Fri 11/15, Tight Like That. Sat 11/16, Von Freeman. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

RED FROG PUB & GRILL 5353 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 9 PM, John Paris Trio (no cover). 773-545-3761.

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). Sat 11/16, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 11/17, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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.

THE STUDIO 8717 Lincoln, Morton Grove: Fridays, 8 PM, Gina Gibson Trio. 847-965-1962.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Thu 11/14, Toby Summerfield Group, Jason Roebke Trio. 773-862-3616.

TROPICAL DEN 7209 S. Exchange: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by George Freeman. 773-978-2341.

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 11/8, Douglas Rosenberg Quartet. Sat 11/9, Ernest Dawkins with Maurice Brown, Darius Savage, Isaiah Spencer & Amiri Baraka. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thu 11/14, Vocal Poynt. Fri 11/15, William Perry's Explosion Ensemble. Sat 11/16, clarinetist Kaliq Woods. 312-791-9050.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

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

international

concerts

ALBORADA perform music from Central and South America. Fri 11/15, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

VICENTE AMIGO Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

H.N. BHASKAR & P.P. RAO Carnatic violin concert with Vinod R. Venkataraman (mridangam). Sat 11/16, 6:30 PM, Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, 11 S 80, Rte. 83, Hinsdale. 630-416-9699 or 708-798-2025.

ISSA BOULOS QUARTET Free concert. Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5786.

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB performs under the direction of Fred Fischer with tenor Richard Gersten at a concert and dinner. Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Grazie Restaurant & Banquets, 1050 E. Oakton, Des Plaines. 773-631-8274 or 847-534-3680.

DIAMANA DIYA Free in-store African percussion concert. Fri 11/15, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

ANNA FERMIN, RYAN TOGURI, CHINESE FINE ART SOCIETY and others perform as part of a benefit and fifth-anniversary celebration for the Center for Asian Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago. Sun 11/17, 4:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-344-7870.

FESTIVAL DE SON MEXICANO with Chuchumbe, Los Camperos de Valles, and Sones de Mexico. Sat 11/9, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HOLY GOAT ENSEMBLE Free African percussion concert. Fri 11/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA, DJ WARP Fri 11/15, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SAN JOSE TAIKO Sat 11/9, 7:30 PM, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 Williams, Crystal Lake. 815-356-9212.

SEA SONGS & SHANTIES FROM POLAND with Stare Dzwony, Mechanicy Szanty, Qftry, Mlynn, Pech. Fri 11/15, 7 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 815-464-5756.

SHANTIES FROM THE SEVEN SEAS with Geoff Kaufman, Lee Murdock, Marek Szurawski, Mystic Seaport's Forebitter, Stare Dzwony, Tom Lewis, Poles Apart, Mechanicy Szanty, Qftry, Mlynn. Sat 11/16, 6 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 815-464-5756.

SOL Y CANTO Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS & ROCIO DURCAL Sun 11/17, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

SUMMIT with George Brooks, Zakir Hussain, Fareed Haque, Kai Eckhardt & Steve Smith. See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/8, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CAETANO VELOSO See Critic's Choice. Thu 11/14, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

international

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sun 11/17, International Sea Songs and Shanties Festival: 2 PM, Mystic Seaport's Forebitter, Tom Lewis, Poles Apart, Qftry, Mechanicy Szanty; 4:30 PM, Jurek Porebski; 6:30 PM, Old Bells, Mechanicy Szanty, Poles Apart. 773-478-4408.

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

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/15, 9 PM, Los Prisioneros. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

DECIMA MUSA 1901 S. Loomis: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/9 and Thu 11/14, DJs spin. 312-243-1556.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Sat 11/9, 10 PM, live taping of the radio show Good Evening Africa hosted by Cyril Ibe, with live performances by Mashakiri, Kelan Phil Cohran & others. 773-338-6100.

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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 11/15, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/9, 9 PM, Orquesta Nabori (benefit for Nicaragua Solidarity Committee). 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/8, midnight, Carlos Manuel y Su Clan. Sat 11/9, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 11/10, 7 PM, Azucena Vega & Co., Soul y Duende. Thu 11/14, 8 PM, Boubacar Traore, Aaron Moore. Sat 11/16, 10 PM, Mambo Express Afro-Cuban Band (preceded by dance lessons with Tina Mangos at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Wed 11/13, 8 PM, Manoli Mitsia & Costa Makedona (all-ages). 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 11/8, 8 PM, "We Interrupt This War: Music for Peace & Protest" hosted by Anne-Marie Akin, with Gary Snyderman, Linda Robertson, and African percussionist Diamana Diya. Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Christie Phillips & Steve Vasquez perform traditional Mexican folk songs. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 11/15, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9:30 PM. 312-427-2572.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. 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.

RAS DASHEN 5846 N. Broadway: Restaurant. Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Saful Rumba performs Afro-Latin and Latin jazz. 773-506-9601.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/16, Blue Son. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 11/8, 9 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana. 773-929-3680.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJs El Guapo & Mercurio with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, DJ 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

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert. Sat 11/16, 7:30 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

ARS ANTIGUA Jerry Fuller directs a free Chicago Humanities Festival concert (Purcell, Pachelbel, Telemann). Sat 11/9, 2 PM, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-494-9509.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley (Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Raimi). Sun 11/17, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

WILLIAM AYLESWORTH AND DEREK NICKELS in a joint organ recital. Sun 11/10, 5 PM, Cornelia Avenue Baptist Church, 1709 W. Cornelia. 773-472-4525.

INON BARNATAN piano (Haydn, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Stevenson). Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SARAH BARTON five-string cello, in a free solo concert. Sun 11/10, 1:30 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-626-9385.

BEL CANTO CHORUS Richard Hynson, conductor (Debussy, Vaughan Williams). Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Performing Arts Center, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 414-481-8801.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY (Massenet, Werther). Fri 11/8, 8 PM, Sun 11/10, 3 PM, and Thu 11/14 and Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor (Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak). Sun 11/10, 2:30 PM, Saint Ignatius College Prep School, 1076 W. Roosevelt. 773-878-0575.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams, conductor (Vivaldi, Mozart, Purcell, Rachmaninoff). Sun 11/17, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with pianist David Schrader in a free concert (Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY RECITAL features violists Keith Conant, Terri van Valkinburgh, and Virginia Barron with the Chicago College of Performing Arts Viola Ensemble (Brahms, Schumann, Rochberg, Bruckner). Free admission. Wednesday, 1 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS with mezzo-soprano Suzanne Mentzer in a benefit for Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School (Respighi, Chausson, Brahms). Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park. 773-493-8880.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/8 and Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Christoph Von Dohnanyi, conductor (Ives, Lutoslawski, Brahms). Thu 11/14 and Fri 11/15, 8 PM, and Sun 11/17, 3 PM, Lorin Maazel, conductor, with soprano Jessica Jones (Mendelssohn, Kernis, Bartok). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO with violinist Joseph Glymph in a free concert of chamber music (Brahms, Dring). Sun 11/17, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY in free youth concerts. Thu 11/14, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM, Geiseman Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

DA CORNETO OPERA Kostin Protopapas conducts Verdi's Aida. Sun 11/17, 4 PM, St. Hilary Church, 5601 N. California. 847-662-2694.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Randi Von Ellefson, conductor, with members of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists in a program of music by Leonard Bernstein. Sat 11/9, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Raffaele Ponti, conductor, with violinist Philip Quint (Mendelssohn, Bruch, Brahms). Fri 11/15, 8:30 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, and Sun 11/17, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with soprano Winifred Faix Brown (Terricciano, R. Strauss, Still, Sibelius). Sat 11/17, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

JOHN ELMQUIST AND HARD ART GROOP in a free concert of new works by Elmquist. Mon 11/11, 7:33 PM, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster. 773-275-6492.

EUSIA STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy). Sun 11/10, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 11/8, 12:10 PM, hornist Joanna Stucki. Fri 11/15, 12:10 PM, tenor Bradley Schuller. 312-787-4570.

FOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND Colin Holman conducts a free concert (Cichy, Holst, Smalley, and others). Sun 11/20, 3 PM, Geneva High School, 415 Logan, Geneva. 847-695-7096.

FRY STREET QUARTET Fri 11/15, 8 PM (Beethoven, Rorem, Schubert), Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-440-4636. Sun 11/17, 4 PM (Haydn, Searce, Mendelssohn), private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

FULCRUM POINT with bass trombonist David Taylor in a program of new music (Bermel, Coleman, Schnyder). Tue 11/12, 7:30 PM, School of the Art Institute, 280 S. Columbus. 773-722-5463.

HARWOOD EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE in a program of Italian Renaissance music. Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 312-443-3680.

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

NANCY HUMPHREY, JOHN ROBINSON, AND RICHARD YEO harpsichord, violin, and cello (Bach, Rameau, Telemann). Sun 11/17, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with violinist Corey Cerovsek in an all-Dvorak program. Wed 11/13 and Thu 11/14, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAURIEN LAUFMAN cello (Bach, Brahms, Martinu). Sun 11/17, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

CLAIRE-LOUISE LUCAS mezzo-soprano, with pianist Jonathan Darnborough in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Britten, Darnborough, Williams, Elgar). Free admission. Wed 11/13, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sun 11/10, 1:30 PM, and Wed 11/13 and Sat 11/16, 6:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with baritone James Morris, sopranos Jane Eaglen and Deborah Voigt, tenor Thomas Studebaker, and mezzo-soprano Marjana Lipovsek (Wagner, Die Walkure). 312-332-2244.

LISA MAATOUK, ANN DIETER, RAYMON CUNHA, WILLIAM CRUZ CANDELARIO, AND JAMIE HAGEDORN soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, and piano, in a free concert (Verdi, Duparc, Ravel, Sondheim, Turina, Offenbach). Sun 11/17, 3 PM, Old St. Mary's Church, 1500 S. Michigan. 312-922-3444.

MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE with organist Thomas Weisflog in a program of "works from the time of Gabrieli through the 20th century." Sun 11/17, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100 or 773-702-7059.

HARRIET MUELLER organ, in a free concert (Bach, Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Aguila de Heredia, Daquin, Boelly, Brahms, Walcha, Hailstork). Sun 11/17, 3 PM, St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square, 2649 N. Francisco. 773-235-5420.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHORUS Mary Brown conducts a free concert. Sun 11/17, 3 PM, Winnetka Woman's Club, 485 Maple, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Philip Pickett, conductor, with violinist Elliott Golub, harpsichordist David Schrader, trumpeters Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, and oboist Robert Morgan (Bach, Vivaldi, A. Scarlatti, Marcello, Locatelli, Franceschini). Mon 11/11, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 630 Hinman, Evanston. Tue 11/12, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 N. Adams. 312-551-1414.

NEWBERRY CONSORT with soprano Ellen Hargis (Dowland, Byrd, Farnaby, Morley, and others). Thu 11/14, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), and Fri 11/15, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 11/16, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 11/17, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

SUSAN NIGRO contrabassoon, with pianist Mark Lindeblad in a free recital (Besozzi, Waddle, Mozart/Zuckerman, Cummings, Rossini/Zuckerman). Sun 11/10, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE AND CONCERT CHOIR Ramona M. Wis and Jeordano Martinez conduct a free concert. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 Center St., Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tom Zelle, conductor. Fri 11/15, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen conducts Handel's Alexander's Feast). Sun 11/17, 3 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Paul Vermel, conductor (Mozart, Borodin, Liszt, Beethoven). Sun 11/17, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY TRIO (Beethoven, Handel/Halverson, Brahms). Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM Frederick Ockwell conducts Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti and Gian Carlo Menotti's The Telephone. Fri 11/15 and Sat 11/16, 7:30 PM, Josephine Louis Theater, Northwestern University, 1979 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

STUDENTS OF THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC perform excerpts from a "workshop-stage" opera in a Chicago Humanities Festival lecture-concert. Sun 11/10, 1:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-494-9509.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Mozart, Schoenberg, Tippett). Fri 11/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-491-4000.

OAKTON TRIO in a free concert. Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland conducts Michael Karasis's oratorio Government Issue. Sun 11/10, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 773-549-1889.

ANTONIO POMPA-BALDI piano (Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninoff). Sun 11/17, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:15 PM), Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 11/9, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GEORGE RADOSAVLJEVIC piano (Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt). Sun 11/10, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

RALPH SHAPEY MEMORIAL CONCERT features pianist Gilbert Kalish, cellist Joel Krosnick, and violinist Joel Smirnoff in a program of Shapey's music. See Critic's Choice. Tue 11/12, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

SAINT LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET (Golijov, Mozart, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

SAINT LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND BACH CHOIR Mark Bangert conducts Bach's Cantata BWV 140. Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3373.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with the Tower Chorale and vocal soloists (Mozart, Brahms, Vaughan Williams). Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI in a program of Spanish music (Milan, Narvaez, Valderrabano, Aranes, Machado, Romero, and others). Sun 11/17, 2:30 PM, St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. 708-758-3750.

THE SECOND CITY MUSICK with others in a concert of English Renaissance viola da gamba music (Holborne, Lawes, Gibbons, Jenkins, Tye). Sun 11/10, Bryan Colby Barn, 1561 Jone Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

SOLANGE SIOR, JEAN-MARIE MINTON, RICHARD GERSTEN, RICHARD MARKLEY, AND SCOTT SPIRKA soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenors, and baritone, with pianist Howard Bakken in a program of opera and musical theater songs (Verdi, Leoncavallo, Sondheim, and others). Thu 11/14, 2 PM, and Fri 11/15, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

DEBORAH SOBOL, JASMINE LIN, AND CHRISTOPHER COSTANZA piano, violin, and cello (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert). Sat 11/16, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

DARIUSZ STACHURA, ADAM ZDUNIKOWSKI, AND PAWEL SKALUBA tenors, with the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra. Sun 11/10, 6:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 773-594-0704.

STEVEN STUSEK AND ELIZABETH LOPARITS saxophone and piano, in a free concert (Swerts, Lauba, Tanaka, Matitia, Garrop). Thu 11/14, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2239.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Ho Chung Yeh, conductor (R. Strauss, Mozart). Sun 11/10, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, in a free concert. Sun 11/17, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE (Gould, Tull, Van der Roost, Root, Rhoads). Sun 11/17, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MAXIM VENGEROV violin, in a solo recital. Sun 11/10, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET, YING QUARTET (Ravel, Milhaud, Summer, Price, Balakrishnan). Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

fairs & festivals

20TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF POLISH HIGHLANDER FOLK MUSIC, SONG & DANCE Polish Highlander Hall, 4808 S. Archer: Sat 11/9, 5 PM-2 AM, and Sun 11/10, 3 PM-midnight: festival features area folkloric music groups. 773-581-9655.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster: Fri 11/8, 7-10 PM, Community Renewal Chorus, Les Williamson, Glen McCarthy & others. 773-244-5553.

ST. CHRYSOSTOM'S HOLIDAY FAIRE St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn: Thu 11/14, 6 PM, Franz Benteler & the Royal Strings. Fri 11/15 and Sat 11/16, 12:15 PM, Classic Ring Carolers. Festival also features storytellers & children's entertainment. 312-961-4363.

miscellaneous

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY HANDBELL CHOIRS Sun 11/10, 4 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

HARRY CONNICK JR. Children's concerts. Sat 11/16, 2 and 4:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NATHAN DAVIS, STEVE BUTTERS perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound, which also features films and videos. Fri 11/15, 8:30 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 773-784-0449.

KIDS FARE: JUMP INTO MUSICAL THEATER Children's program features Northwestern University Music Theatre Program's fall production Into the Woods. Sat 11/16, 10:30 AM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Children's concert. Sun 11/17, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVE RUDOLPH'S HOLIDAY SAMPLER Fri 11/8, 10 and 11:30 AM (children's show), and Sat 11/9, 8 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-210-5741.

RICHARD TEITELBAUM & CARLOS ZINGARO, HUGH DAVIES, FRED LONBERG-HOLM WITH TERRI KAPSALIS & LOTTA MELIN perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Sat 11/16, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6339 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 11/12, Bobby R. Moss. Wed 11/13, Vincent Centeno & Sarah Renberg. Thu 11/14, Gospel Joy with Reverend Leonard Barr & friends. Fri 11/15, Lynette School of Dance. 312-346-3278.

CARLOS ZINGARO performs as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Sun 11/17, 3 PM, GAR Rotunda/Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-784-0449.

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