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ALTERNATIVES Free concert. Wed 12/4, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

TORI AMOS, HOWIE DAY Sold out. Fri 11/29, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

BURD EARLY, NATE DENVER'S NECK Free in-store performance. Fri 11/29, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

C5 New works by members of the Columbia College Chicago Composers' Collective will be performed under the direction of James MacDonald. The program includes works by Jeff Abell, Joe Cerqua, Joseph Cancellaro, Scott Hall, Sebastian Huydts, Gustavo Leone, Doug Lofstrom, Kim McCarthy, Howard Sandroff, Philip Seward, Richard Woodbury & Gary Yerkins. Thu 12/5 and Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan. 312-344-8300.

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO Free in-store performances. Sun 12/1, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852. Sun 12/1, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CEDARCASE Free in-store performance. Sat 11/30, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

RAY CHARLES & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Fri 12/6, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO KINGS, DR. KILLBOT, JUGGLERS AGAINST WAR, ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT perform at the Movieside Film Festival. Sun 12/8, 8 PM, Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln. 312-444-3456, ext. 520.

JAMES CHRISTIE, NANCY CONNELLY, GARRETT LANE perform at "Tainted Chicken." Sun 12/8, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-421-5337.

CIPHER ENGINE Mauro Frosio and Augustin Alvarez perform at an art exhibition. Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland. 773-384-0494.

BOBBY CONN, DRAGONS 1976, ANDREW BIRD, CYNTHIA PLASTER CASTER perform at the Movieside Film Festival. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln. 312-444-3456, ext. 520.

WILL DOWNING Fri 11/29, 7 and 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, GARRISON STARR See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/30, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MARK EITZEL Free concert. Fri 12/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FIVE IRON FRENZY, SQUAD FIVE-O, 38TH PARALLEL, ACE TROUBLESHOOTER, HUNTINGTONS Sat 12/7, 6 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 630-833-3733.

BILL GAITHER & THE GAITHER VOCAL BAND, IVAN PARKER, JEFF & SHERI EASTER, BEN SPEER, JANET PASCHAL, JESSY DIXON, SANDI PATTY, HOPPERS, TAYLOR MASON & MARK LOWRY Fri 12/6, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

GET HUSTLE See Critic's Choice. Sun 12/1, 8 PM, Pink Section, 3165 S. Archer. 773-927-0136.

KELLI ANN GLASER Holiday cabaret concert. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Northtown Arts Center, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

ANDY HALL, MATTHEW HANNER, STEVE LACY perform at a record-release party for Filler: Whitewalls #44. Wed 12/4, 8 PM, Creamco, 1000 W. Cermak. 773-342-3476.

INDIA.ARIE, SLUM VILLAGE, FLOETRY Fri 11/29, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-559-1212.

KORN, TRUST COMPANY, MARZ Sold out. Fri 11/29, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

NAN MASON performs "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"; free concert. Fri 12/6, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

BOBBY McFERRIN & THE CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sun 12/1, 3 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

COLLEEN McHUGH & MIRIAM PLOTKIN perform "There's Noel in Hanukkah"; free concert. Tue 12/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DON McLEAN Sat 11/30, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, BIG WIG, SIMPLE PLAN, SLICK SHOES All-ages. Fri 11/29, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PATRICIA MUSKER performs "Roxy Bellows & Friends." Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 16 W. Randolph. 312-726-1156.

NEAR NORTH MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY & JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Wed 12/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ALLEN NICHOLS Free concert and tribute to Irving Berlin. Fri 11/29, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

1964: THE TRIBUTE Beatles tribute. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

O'JAYS, GERALD LEVERT Fri 11/29 and Sat 11/30, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

OAKENFOLD, APHRODITE, HERNAN CATTANEO Paul Oakenfold will also DJ; 18 & over. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

OTHER ONES, ROBERT HUNTER Mon 12/2, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

RICHARD RODGERS AT 100: THE MUSIC OF RODGERS AND HART under the direction of Gary Griffin, with Peggy Roeder, Susan Moniz, Greg Walter, Gary Alexander, Kelly Cronin, Roberta Duchak, Cory Goodrich, Harriet Nzinga Plumpp, and James Rank. Benefit for Season of Concern. Mon 12/2, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-272-5706.

ELLEN ROSNER & STUART ROSENBERG "Hooray for Hanukkah" concert; free admission. Fri 11/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOE SATRIANI All-ages. Fri 12/6 and and Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SAVES THE DAY, ASH, KIND OF LIKE SPITTING, CIRCLE & SQUARE All-ages. Sun 12/1, 6:15 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL W. SMITH, POINT OF GRACE, KARA Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

MARVIN TATE & D-SETTLEMENT perform at an opening of new work by Chicago artist Kerry Skarbakka. Fri 12/6, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

SUSAN TEDESCHI, JEFFREY GAINES All-ages. Sun 12/8, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TEMPTATIONS Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS perform music from their recent children's album; sold out. Sat 12/7 and Sun 12/8, 2 and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III Sat 11/30, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Tue 12/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

A WHITE CHRISTMAS: A TRIBUTE TO ROSEMARY CLOONEY with Audrey Morris, Nan Mason, Suzanne Petri, Bradford Newquist, and Justin Hayford; free concert. Sat 12/7, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 11/29, 10 PM, Sea and Cake (see Spot Check), Zincs. Sat 11/30, 10 PM, (Smog) (see Spot Check), Rebecca Gates, Chin Up Chin Up. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thu 12/5, 9 PM, Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers, Citizens Band, Urban Twang. Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Buzz Killman & the Blues Rocket Scientists, Vanessa Davis Band. Sat 12/7, 10 PM, Ike Reilly, Manplanet, the Reputation. 773-478-4408.

THE ALLEY 210 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 9 PM: Fri 11/29, Night Riders. 847-433-0304.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Eddie & Breeze. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Louie V. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, Jim Wodjyla, DJ Marty B. 815-356-6000.

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: Sat 11/30, Groovatron. Thursdays, Heartsfield. Sat 12/7, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd tribute). In the Piano Bar: Fridays, Alan Gresik. Saturdays, Jen Porter. 847-381-8585.

THE BASSMENT 6057 N. California: Sundays, 4-7 PM, open mike for turntables, spoken word, and poetry. 773-764-2277.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 11/29, Chet's Armada, Sound Mob, Arbo. Sat 11/30, Domestic Godzilla, Blue Nova, Suite 13, Murmur. Sun 12/1, Lights Over Bridgeport, Gnome Attic, Five Days' Notice. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 12/3, "Chick Singer Night" with Shelly Miller, Sara Western, Tamara Anderson, Mary Anderson. Wed 12/4, Paper Airplane Pilots, Steve Hub Bub. Thu 12/5, Italo, 27, Narrator. Fri 12/6, Matthew, Giant Step, Wolcott. Sat 12/7, Deadly Snakes, Ponys, Tijuana Hercules, Audreys. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Expatriates, Bump-n-Uglies, Manhandlers, Dead Hounds. Sat 11/30, Psycho Ex-Lover, Norge Glass Co., Loafers. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare grooves, and underground. Thu 12/5, Foibles. Fri 12/6, Boda, Smythe, King Super. Sat 12/7, AKA. 773-384-0043.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Saturdays, 1-5 PM, and Wednesdays, 3-7 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 12/8, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/30, Only Sons. 847-697-7311.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Old #8, Billhouse, Hillbillies From Space. Sat 11/30, 7 PM, Red Hot Valentines, the Dog & Everything, Close Enough (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Zero to Nine, Temple of Low Men. Wed 12/4, Larry O. Dean & Derek Walvoord, Second Hand Poets, Brother Lowdown, Michael Heaton, Shelley Miller. Thu 12/5, My Left Arm, Supermercado, Unique Chique. Fri 12/6, Prodigals, Gan Bua. Sat 12/7, Moaning Lisa, Alablaster, Monovox, Andy Woods. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/29 and Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Thu 12/5, Andreas Kazakis Quartet. Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7, Terrapin Flyer, David Gans. 773-384-8600.

BRAUER HOUSE 57 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Sleepy LaBeef. 708-449-8900.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 11/29, Steve Roth & Jen Alleavitch. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 12/6, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-550-1127.

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

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.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Fri 11/29, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-342-4555.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/30, Torturing Elvis. Fri 12/6, Great Crusades. Sat 12/7, Riptones. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Sat 11/30, 8 PM, David & Marian. 847-835-3320.

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

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

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

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, One Voice open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 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. Sat 11/30, James Barron Band, Malpractice, Bamboo Grove, Changes. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Funkadesi. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Marty B. Sat 11/30, the Mix. Sat 12/7, Deja Vu. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 11/29, 9 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Sponge, Air This Side of Caution, Gold Cash Gold. Wed 12/4, 9 PM, URN, Pontiffer's Penny. Thu 12/5, 9 PM, Stylus, Stacia, Strangers in Dreams. Fri 12/6, 9:30 PM, Kadence, Mer, Treeline. Sat 12/7, 9:30 PM, Barrington Levy. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 11/29, Then Again. Sat 11/30, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 12/6, 9 PM, DJ Russ (no cover). Sat 12/7, Snowshoe Crabs. 847-541-4700.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 11/30, 9 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-790-4878.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/6, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 12/2, 10 PM-4 AM, Striz (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 11/29 and Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Sat 11/30 and Sat 12/7, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 12/1 and Sun 12/8, 7 PM, Colleen McHugh & Miriam Plotkin perform "There's Noel in Hanukkah." Fri 12/6, 10:30 PM, Foiled Again with Allison Bazarko, Rob Lindley & Sheridan Smith. 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. Fri 11/29, DJ Tony (spins the music of Smiths/Morrissey). Sun 12/1, Sol Reys, DJs Pete & Mark. Mon 12/2, DJ Dave Chamberlain spins punk. Tue 12/3, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 12/4, DJ Matt spins country & western. Thu 12/5, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/29, 10 PM, Second Seed, American Motherload, Thunderwing, Drive. Sat 11/30, 9 PM, Michael McDermott & Brian Fitzpatrick; Anne Harris (late set). Sun 12/1, 9 PM, Sneaker Pimps (see Spot Check), Countdown. Mon 12/2, 9 PM, Teen Idols, the Bomb, Woolworthy, Rumblers. Tue 12/3, 9 PM, Left Setter, Lyla Stone, Velvet Sun, Sober Dozi. Wed 12/4, 9 PM, Vivian Green. Thu 12/5, 9 PM, Mistreaters, Peelers, Bleed. Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Cedarcase. Sat 12/7, 10 PM, Sour Deluxe, American Cosmonaut, Light FM, Sono. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Naked (BoDeans tribute). 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/29, Dogs Undecided. Sat 11/30, Naughty Boy Jack. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 12/6, Jane Doe Band. Sat 12/7, JP & the Cats. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8:30 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 11/29, Bottle of Justus, Catfight. Sat 11/30, Dave Tamkin, Mr. Blotto. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 12/4, G'tar Man Dave. Thu 12/5, Catfight. Fri 12/6, Wicked Garden. Sat 12/7, Flathead Fillups, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/30, Roho Band. Sat 12/7, Nod. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Superbig, Jesus & the Devil, Lemondrop. Sat 11/30, Three Card Guts, Anyway, Cyclones. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 12/3, Government Warning, Inchworn, Ravenhouse. Wed 12/4, Avalon. Thu 12/5, Walkman Light, Silver Atlas, New High Low. Fri 12/6, Jeep, Two Ton Levy, Plura. 773-549-5549.

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/30, Sideshow. 630-844-1115.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/29, Further Notice. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 11/29, 10 PM, Mick Turner (see Spot Check), Nate Denver's Neck, Burd Early. Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Hrvatski, Salvo Beta, String Theory, Timeout Drawer. Sun 12/1, 9 PM, Sutekh, Pele, Atropa, K-Rad (see Critic's Choice). Mon 12/2, 10 PM, Need New Body, Blackbirds, Michael Columbia. Tue 12/3, 9:30 PM, Lo-Hi, Athletic, L'Spaerow. Thu 12/5, 9 PM, My Name Is Rar-Rar, World/Inferno Friendship Society, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Kash. Fri 12/6, 9 PM, Bosco & Jorge, Noyes, An Automotive, Atropa. Sat 12/7, 10 PM, Abilene, Mighty Rime, Che Arthur, Geese. Sun 12/8, 10 PM, "Big Up" with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross, Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

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.

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

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. 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 11/29, Mr. Myers. Sat 11/30, Kato & the Houseboys. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 12/5, Michael Rodio. Fri 12/6, Mary Ann & the Professors. Sat 12/7, Bart Alonzo Group. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/29, 80 Proof. Saturdays, DJs spin. 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 11/29, Cex, Magas, Numbers (see Critic's Choice), Stars as Eyes (see Critic's Choice). Sat 11/30, 5 PM, Wesley Willis, Mock Orange, Indecisives, Article 57; 10 PM, Get Hustle (see Critic's Choice), V for Vendetta (see Spot Check). Sun 12/1, Deals Gone Bad, Mushuganas, Zvooks. Mon 12/2, Underoath, My Chemical Romance, Brazil. Tue 12/3, Codeseven, Dredge, In Pieces. Wed 12/4, Seyarse, Scissors. Thu 12/5, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, French Toast, the Exit. Fri 12/6, Nerf Herder, Ultimate Fakebook, Fairview, Layman's Terms. Sat 12/7, World/Inferno Friendship Society, Cougars, La Mantra de Fhiqria. Sun 12/8, Payback, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Disavow. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/29, 10 PM, Bad Examples. Sat 11/30, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Tue 12/3, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Dan Spielman. Fri 12/6, 9 PM, Chris & Heather's Country Calendar Show with Robbie & Donna Fulks (Carl Butler & Pearl tribute), Neko Case (Roger Miller tribute), Waco Brothers (Lefty Frizzell tribute), Kelly Hogan (Connie Smith tribute), Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins (Stonemans tribute), Vernon Tonges (Homer & Jethro tribute), Scott Ligon (Johnny Cash tribute), Chris Ligon (Hank Snow tribute), Matt Miller (Elvis tribute), Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler (Wanda Jackson tribute), Sally Timms (Waylon Jennings tribute), Jon Rauhouse (Flatt & Scruggs tribute). Sat 12/7, 9 PM, Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, Tandy, Greg Trooper. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 12/6, 8-Ball with Dave Salzman. Sat 12/7, Yes Men, Air This Side of Caution. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Zion & Brian Paul spin (upstairs). Fri 11/29, Biff & the Waybacks. Sat 11/30, Dollhouse. Thu 12/5, Cryin' Souls. Fri 12/6, Hacks. Sat 12/7, Core. 630-963-2739.

4-PLAY 3517 N. Clark: Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Bob Georges & Mike Ritchie. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Ritchie. 773-929-4000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Wed 12/4 and Fri 12/6, Poi Dog Pondering. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). 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 11/29, Craig Morefield Band, Outlaw Family Band. Sat 11/30, Chis Sipos & the Farm Report, Helen Stellar. Wed 12/4, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. Fri 12/6, Chocolate Covered Karma. Sat 12/7, Better Boyfriends. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/29, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Wed 12/4, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 11/29, 7:30 PM, K.T. McCammond & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/30, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 12/1, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 11/29, 10 PM, Gypsy Fari. 773-549-9624.

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

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

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

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Sat 11/30, 10:30 PM, Foam Rubber. 773-767-4838.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 12/3, 7 PM, G'tar Man Dave. Wed 12/4, 7 PM, Matthew McBride. Fri 12/6, 5:30 PM, Gypsy. 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. Fri 11/29, DJs Karlos G., Mustafa Rocks & Cease spin hip-hop, R&B, reggae & house. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Family of Souls. Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Jackson Daly Group. Sat 12/7, 10 PM, Jute, Keen. Sun 12/8, 9 PM, David Gans. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/29, 9:30 PM, Clyde Federal, Exit Parade, Grand Mariner. Sat 11/30, 9 PM, "Hooray for Hanukkah" with John Greenfield's Rock Band, Geoff Greenberg, Dag Juhlin, Mystechs, Ellen Rosner, Kelly Kessler, Al Rose, Kim, Love on the Rocks, Greg Gillam, Kevin Coval, Eric Roth & the Silver Schmateez, Tommi Zender. Mon 12/2, 9 PM, Cantina (no cover). Wed 12/4, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters (sold out). Thu 12/5, 9:30 PM, Saturday Nights, Wanamaker, Miss Alex White. Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Mark Eitzel, Tim Rutili, Jim Becker, Ben Massarella. Sat 12/7, 10 PM, Chris Mills & the City That Works, Blanche; 12:30 AM, DJ Bloody Groove Symposium. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/29, Lightning & Thunder (Neil Diamond tribute), King Solomon's Grave, Grift. Sat 11/30, Penthouse Playboys, Amoreys. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Thu 12/5, Mother's Little Helper. Fri 12/6, Hoochie Suit, Terata. Sat 12/7, David Stagl & the Burning Daylight, Tom Chase Band, Vona. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/29, 9 PM, "Damn Right, I'm a Black Superhero!!! & Other Stories of Antiterrorism" with discopoet Khari B. and music by Mwata Bowden's Sound Spectrum. Thu 12/5, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Funkadesi. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. Fri 12/6, Maya (benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless). Sat 12/7, 5 PM, Laura Braun, Michelle Shafer, Barb Nashold, Guy Grace & Andrea Bunch, Tim Hort & friends, Pierce & Ramsdell, John Sabaduquia, Pater & Joe Griffin (benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless). 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Jaguares (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Sat 11/30, 6:45 PM, Riddlin' Kids, Allister, Don't Look Down, Authority Zero (all-ages); 11:45 PM, Nappy Roots, Kool Keith (18 & over). Sun 12/1, Dio (see Spot Check), King's X, Hammerfall. Wed 12/4 and Thu 12/5, the Roots (18 & over; see Critic's Choice). Fri 12/6, Better Than Ezra, Graham Colton, Kelli Owens (18 & over). Sat 12/7, Great White (benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/30, Freshwater Collins. Thu 12/5, DJs Bruce Tantun & Janel Roland. Fri 12/6, Junk in the Trunk. Sat 12/7, Toronzo Cannon. 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.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/29, X-Crush, Three Minute Mile, DJ Durty Dave. Sat 11/30, Underwater People, Catfight, Never the Hero. Fri 12/6, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-337-3486.

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

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays and Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Janelle's Three, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. Tuesdays, DJ Dujuan. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. Thursdays, Rick Ness. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 773-348-5100.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Top 40 and soul. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-477-6513.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 11/29, 10 PM, Slurs, Suicide Clutch, Spunks. Sat 11/30, Ethyline. Sun 12/1, 9 PM, Cocktail Preachers, On a Sun. Tue 12/3, 9:30 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 12/4, 9 PM, Matt Russell, Acoustic Boy. Thu 12/5, 10 PM, Sonic Voodoo. Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Holy Ghosts, Brass Knuckle Boys, Paperbacks, Hookers in Orbit. Sat 12/7, 10 PM, King Candy, Gracey, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Sun 12/8, 8 PM, Beki Hemingway, Blue Lit Souls. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/29, 9 PM, Plane, Low Skies, Utah Carol, Read Letter. Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Beatnik Turtle, Pain Scale, Mark Anderson. Wed 12/4, 8 PM, Tributasaurus (George Harrison & John Lennon tribute), Motion to Fix. Thu 12/5, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Gin Palace J esters (no cover). Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Willie Waldman Project. Sat 12/7, 10 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Twistin' Tarantulas. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/30, Selective Recall. 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 11/29 and Sat 11/30, 9 PM, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Hazy Malaze (18 & over). Sun 12/1, 6 PM, Murderdolls, Clockwise, Manmade God (all-ages). Thu 12/5, 6:30 PM, Movielife, Brand New, Christiansen, Spitalfield (all-ages). Fri 12/6, 5:30 PM, Vakill & Juice, Rhymefest, Family Tree, Qwel & Offwhyte, Mass Hysteria with DJ Precyse, Qwazaar & O-Type Star, Prime with DJ Madd Crates, Infinito & Nacrobats, DJ PNS, DJ Precyse (all-ages). Sat 12/7, 6:30 PM, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Twelfth Gate (all-ages). Sun 12/8, 6:30 PM, the Lust, Skeleton Key, Bible of the Devil (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/29, Wind Gypsies (no cover). Fri 12/6, Prowlers. 847-362-6688.

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.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/30, Dave Andersen. 847-259-9724.

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

MOJOE'S 2256 W. Roscoe: Fri 12/7, 8 PM, Larry O. Dean. 773-388-1236.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). 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. Thu 12/5, Helen Stellar. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 11/30, 9 PM, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Lindsie Reitz, Pinch, Regal Standard. Mon 12/2, 9 PM, Buddha's Belly, Circadian. Wed 12/4, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Fri 12/6, 9 PM, Dolly Varden, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch. Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, Joey McIntyre; 10 PM, "Hooray for Hanukkah" with John Greenfield's Rock Band, Geoff Greenberg, Dag Juhlin, Mystechs, Ellen Rosner, Kelly Kessler, Al Rose, Kim, Love on the Rocks, Greg Gillam, Kevin Coval, Eric Roth & the Silver Schmateez, Tommi Zender. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (12/5 with Kay Barrett, Yvonne Doll). Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Guilty. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Sat 12/7, 10 PM, 3rd Eyelanders. 312-266-7842.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 11/29, Helen Stellar, Conscious Pool. Sun 12/1, Pleasure Trip with Leddie Garcia, DJ Madrid, Billy Dickens, Family Groove Company. Mon 12/2, Pocket. Tuesdays, midnight, Consolidated hip-hop and freestyle open mike with Alo, Fuego, I-Ron & Larry Millah. Wed 12/4, Bongzilla, Bloodlet, Buried at Sea, Lick Golden Sky. Fri 12/6, Smokin' With Superman, Banned Band. Sat 12/7, Respect the Mic. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sun 12/1, 5 PM, Tubring, Split Habit, Much the Same, Down in Front, Spitalfield. Fri 12/6, 9:30 PM, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute), Lethal Injection, Lyz. Sat 12/7, 5 PM, Coma, Lotis, Hearsay Tao, One Step Behind. Sun 12/8, 6 PM, Wolcott, Duct Tape Mustache, Soulvasq, City Water Bandits. 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 11/29, Andrew Bemis & Forty Thieves. Sat 11/30, Shooter, Transmission. Tue 12/3, True Family Unit Party with DJs Turbotic, William Lee & Bryan Balli (no cover). Fri 12/6, Umphrey's McGee (18 & over). 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/29, B.K. Read Band, J.J. Tindall. Sat 11/30, Treason Brothers, Sonnets, Standard Thompson. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 12/4, DJ Gold "D." Thu 12/5, POP 1280, M. Fix, Son of Dad. Sat 12/7, Street Van. 773-486-9862.

PIECE 1927 W. North: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). 773-772-4422.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/29, Gidgets Ga-Ga (no cover). Sun 12/1, El Salvador, Dali Lama. 773-252-7767.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/30, Arthur Lee. Sat 12/7, Devlin & Dietel. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Terata. Sat 11/30, Kimi Hayes Band. Thu 12/5, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Fri 12/6, My Two Sons. Sat 12/7, Arthur Lee. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Grant Hart, Joe Sepi & Co. Sat 11/30, Trash Brats, Mashers, Geezers, Deadhounds. Sun 12/1, Arnold Jackson, Sikhara, the Industry. Tue 12/3, Mud Toys, Steve Thorngate. Wed 12/4, Callaghan, Arrivals, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Dutchmen. Thu 12/5, Murdered, Loraxx, Quatre Tete, Wobblies. Fri 12/6, the Ghost, Italo, Honor System, Lynyrd's Innards. Sat 12/7, Mostley Crue (Motley Crue tribute), Phantom Three, Negligents. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 11/30, Dragonfly. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Tue 12/3, Robin Dean. Wed 12/4, Wingnuts, Fallen, Brother Lowdown. Sat 12/7, Joe Irizarry. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/30, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers. Wednesdays, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, open mike. Sat 12/7, Spinal Pat, Double Face, Damn Hoovers (benefit for Toys for Tots). 773-274-3239.

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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM, drum circle. Sat 11/30, 9 PM, Grupo Okokan. Wednesdays, midnight, open percussion jam. 312-492-6100.

ROCK HOUSE CAFE 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Apraizal, Savitre, Neon Black. Sat 11/30, Braintree, Biofeedback, Rust. Sat 12/7, Wanderlust. 847-670-8888.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Fri 12/6, 9 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-295-7140.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/29, Jane Doe Band. Sat 11/30, Mostley Crue (Motley Crue tribute), Dropmouth. Sun 12/1, Planet X, Kopecky. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/29, 7 PM, Switchback; 10 PM, David Singer & the Sweet Science, American Mars, A-Set. Sat 11/30, 7 and 10 PM, Asylum Street Spankers. Sun 12/1, 7 PM, Michael McDermott, Gary Stier, Drapes, Danny Black, Lush Budgett, Differents (benefit for St. Josaphat's School). Mon 12/2, 9 PM, Stars, Washington Social Club, Everybody Uh-Oh. Wed 12/4, 9 PM, Cary Pierce, Kat Parsons. Thu 12/5, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Phenoms. Fri 12/6, 7:30 PM, Ian Moore, Jon Dee Graham (18 & over); 10:30 PM, 2nd annual WLUW holiday sing-along with Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Josh Caterer, Tom Daily, RD Roth, Darkroom Chemicals, Jejeunes & others (benefit for WLUW). Sat 12/7, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Over the Rhine, Bill Mallonee (early show 18 & over). Sun 12/8, 8 PM, Mary Lee's Corvette, Floorbirds, Deanna Varagona. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/29, Only Sons. Sat 11/30, Wanderlust. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 12/6, 9 PM, Matt Carter Band. 312-337-7900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 11/29, 7 PM, the Haggard (see Spot Check), Sextional, Nomy Lamm (all-ages). Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Yasunao Tone & Florian Hecker (see Critic's Choice; call 312-666-0795 for more information). Sat 12/7, 7 PM, Audio Relay launch party with Red Cabinet Theater, First Plenary Session of the Revolutionary Party of Saturn, Tiny Hairs, and others. 773-227-3617.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/6, Agent 86. 847-991-2150.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 12/5, 3:30 PM, Neil Rose. 312-441-9334.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 11/29, 9 PM, Luke Schmitt, Yellow House, Joe Bigsley. Sat 11/30, 8 PM, Sex Worker's Art Show; 10 PM, Apartment, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret, Stephanie Rearick, Ravenous Gorge, Erhard the German, Betsy Chainsaw. Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Vakill, Opus, Organic Mind Unit, Ndvisual, Musab, DJ PNS, DJ Precyse. In the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Sun 12/1, DJs Rude One & Doc West. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane & D-Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. 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 11/30, Zero 260. 630-213-1006.

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 12/6, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Soulvasq, Blu Magoo. Sat 12/7, Menthol, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 11/29, Miga, Dave Sills. Sat 11/30, Jeff Libman. Sun 12/1, Brian Joseph, Tom Slater. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 12/3, L&J. Wed 12/4, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 12/5, Philip DeStefano. Fri 12/6, Raine, Christine Costanzo, Catfish. Sat 12/7, Mercy Greymoor, FM Smith, Paris Delane. Sun 12/8, Mike Plishka, Kristin Cotts. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/29, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Sat 11/30 and Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. Mondays, Test Tube DJs spin. Thu 12/5, Family Groove Company. 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.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: Music after 9 PM. Wed 12/4, Figure H8, Sister Child, Blown, Sapo, Diamond Rexx. 312-266-2114.

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

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/29, Flex Crew. Sat 11/30, Carl Brown, Gizzae. Sun 12/1, 6 PM, Starcandy (benefit for the Awassa Children's Project of Ethiopia); 10:30 PM, Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 12/5, Rico. Fri 12/6, Aswah Greggori. Sat 12/7, Melaku, Stagalag. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/29, Polkaholics, Astronauts. Sat 11/30, Disonic, Three Minute Mile, Janus, Waste. Tue 12/3, Mr. Blotto. Wed 12/4, Andy Band (no cover). Thu 12/5, Lori Wyatt Band, Leisure McCorkle, June's Arrival. Fri 12/6, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix. Sat 12/7, Money Shot, Director's Cut, Two Cow Garage, Black Velvet Band. 773-929-1300.

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

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

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

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

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Frank Solano, 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 Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 11/29, Phonograph Scientists. Sat 11/30, DJ Lego spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins house, hip-hop, and R&B. Tue 12/3, DJ Jeremy James spins house, DJ Striz. Wednesdays, Hard Candy with DJ Chris Gin. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM and DJs Tobias & Chris May. Sat 12/7, DJ Shaka 23. 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. 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 11/29, Danny Howells. Fri 12/6, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch. 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. 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.

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). 773-395-0066.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Fri 11/29, DJ Todd Richman spins house. 312-245-0333.

ICE BAR 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos, Agent 47 & Marcel. 312-440-8841.

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.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJs Rotten Milk & Bosco spin electronic, experimental, and IDM. 773-728-2663.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar & lounge. Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Teflan and DJ Low Key spin hip-hop and house. 312-957-0460.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs and dancing nightly after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Ultra Glam female impersonators hosted by Barbie Doll. 312-255-8579.

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.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin nightly in the Ghost Bar until 2 AM. 312-575-9900.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs DVS & Billy the Kid spin Euro, progressive, house, and trance (Sat 11/30 with DJ Ray Munn). 312-491-1931.

OAKENFOLD, APHRODITE, HERNAN CATTANEO Paul Oakenfold will also DJ; 18 & over. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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 12/4, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs. 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.

SILVER ROOM 1410 N. Milwaukee: Sat 11/30, 11 PM, Ron Trent, JFU, James Vincent, Ian Friday. 773-278-7130.

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 11/29, DJ Heather, East Coast Boogiemen. Sat 11/30, Miles Maeda, Michael Serafini. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Mondays, iPod open DJ night (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Thu 12/5, DJ_S, Josh Deep, Margaret Noble. Fri 12/6, Dayhota, Iz & Diz. Sat 12/7, Justin Long, Lance de Sardi, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/29, DJ Keoki. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, Best of the 80s with DJ Julian & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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.

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, and J-biz. 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. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Mike Z, Mach 1 & Ryan Hagen. Sat 11/30, Mauro Picotto, John Patterson. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Sat 12/7, Three, Jonathan Lisle, Randall Jones, 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 Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Structure & Theory. Saturdays, DJs Mike Z & Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. Thursdays, DJs Shaka 23 & Whyteout spin house. 312-440-3223.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ French Toast. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/29, JT Donaldson, DJ Jes, Andrew Emil, Jeremiah Seraphine, Mr. Egg Germ, Justin Long & Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 11/30, Julian Jumpin Perez, Bear Who?, 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

BITTERSWEET CHRISTMAS BAND with Susan Urban and Cooper, Nelson & Early; benefit for Kane Kendall Service Coordinators. Sat 11/30, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

CELTIC TENORS Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 277.

THE CHRISTMAS REVELS with Vernon Clark & the Heirs of Joy, Wrong Road String Band with Chirps Smith, LJ Slavin, Barb Silverman, Gail Tyler & Val Mindel, Revels Appalachian Chorus & others. Thu 12/5 and Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Sat 12/7, 2 and 8 PM, and Sun 12/8, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-7000.

GUY CLARK, MARY GAUTHIER See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/29, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, GARRISON STARR See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/30, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE FORBERT Jimmie Rodgers tribute. Sun 12/8, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

IRISH HERITAGE SINGERS perform traditional and contemporary Christmas music. Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035, ext. 20.

MAPLE STREET CHAPEL SING-ALONG with Pete Norman & Chris McNamara, organist Bryan Dagenhart, and others. Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

MARTINA McBRIDE "Joy of Christmas" concert. Sun 12/8, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

NEAL McCOY Christmas concert. Sun 12/1, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JO DEE MESSINA Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

MICHAEL MILES TRIO Sat 12/7, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

LEE MURDOCK Sat 11/30, 7:30 PM (annual Christmas Ship concert), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NICKEL CREEK All-ages. Mon 12/2, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PETER ROWAN & DON EDWARDS, LONG JOURNEY HOME Sat 12/7, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ART STEVENSON & HIGHWATER Fri 11/29, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

WINDHAM HILL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT with Liz Story, Will Ackerman, and Jenna Mammina. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Sundays, Irish session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 12/2, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

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

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 11/29, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Anish. Sundays, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper and dancing (12/1 with Velvet Green; 12/8 with Gerard Haughey). Fri 12/6, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 12/7, 10 PM, John Dillon. 708-687-9323.

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

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 12/6, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. Sat 11/30, Jimmy Moore & friends. Fri 12/6, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 12/7, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 12/6, 9 PM, Chris & Heather's Country Calendar Show with Robbie & Donna Fulks (Carl Butler & Pearl tribute), Neko Case (Roger Miller tribute), Waco Brothers (Lefty Frizzell tribute), Kelly Hogan (Connie Smith tribute), Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins (Stonemans tribute), Vernon Tonges (Homer & Jethro tribute), Scott Ligon (Johnny Cash tribute), Chris Ligon (Hank Snow tribute), Matt Miller (Elvis tribute), Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler (Wanda Jackson tribute), Sally Timms (Waylon Jennings tribute), Jon Rauhouse (Flatt & Scruggs tribute). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/30, Bryan Bowers. Sat 12/7, Kat Eggleston. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 12/4, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 11/29, 10 PM, Brian Fitzpatrick. 773-472-5139.

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: Mon 12/2, 9 PM, Cantina (no cover). Wed 12/4, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters (sold out). 773-227-4433.

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

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

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 12/7, 10 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 11/30, Ploughboys. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Sat 12/7, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 12/2, 9 PM, Aidan O'Toole, John Daly, Jackie Moran (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Salthill Mines. 630-941-7100.

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.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/29, 7 PM, Switchback. Tue 12/3, 9 PM, John Kimler, Roger Wallace. Sat 12/7, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Over the Rhine, Bill Mallonee (early show 18 & over). 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

SUNDANCE SALOON 2061 W. Maple, Mundelein: Fri 12/6, 10:30 PM, Brad Martin. 847-949-0858.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 11/29, Mark Dvorak. Fri 12/6, Bittersweet Christmas Band. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN 33rd annual holiday concert celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa; free admission. Sun 12/8, 3 PM, Good Shepherd Congregational Church, 5700 S. Prairie. 312-427-4830, ext. 3830 or 312-673-3830.

BO DIDDLEY, BUDDY GUY, SUGAR BLUE, MAVIS STAPLES & HER BAND, FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, EDGAR WINTER Benefit for Lawrence Hall Youth Services. Thu 12/5, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 312-456-2497 or 312-559-1212.

WILL DOWNING Fri 11/29, 7 and 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 11/30 and Sat 12/7, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Buzz Killman & the Blues Rocket Scientists, Vanessa Davis Band. 773-478-4408.

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 11/29, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. Fri 12/6, 9 PM, and Sat 12/7, 9:30 PM, Denise Thimes Jazz & 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. Tue 12/3, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 708-848-2801.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Joanna Connor. Sat 11/30, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 12/1, Jimmy Burns. Mon 12/2, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Tue 12/3, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Wed 12/4, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 12/5, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/6, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Sat 11/30, and Wed 12/4 through Sat 12/7, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Sun 12/1, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mon 12/2, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29 and Sat 11/30, John Primer Band with Shirley Johnson. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Mon 12/2, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wed 12/4, Grana Louise Band. Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 12/1, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/29, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Larry McCray, the Buzz. Sat 11/30, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Kinsey Report, Joe Moss. Sun 12/1 and Sun 12/8, Carl Weathersby. Mon 12/2, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 12/3, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wed 12/4, Nick Moss. Thu 12/5, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Fri 12/6, 5:30 PM, Giles Corey; 9:30 PM, Sean Costello, Jimmy Burns. Sat 12/7, 6 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Mike Wheeler. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 12/6, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/29, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 11/30, Liz Mandville Greeson. Fri 12/6, Marty Sammon Band. Sat 12/7, Sean Costello. 630-513-0074.

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

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

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

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 11/29, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Sat 11/30, Little Arthur Duncan. 847-821-1234.

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.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, blues jam with the Matthew Skoller Band. 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 11/29, 9:30 and 11:30 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 11/30, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. Tue 12/3, 8:30 PM, Larry & the Lugnuts (no cover). Thu 12/5, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 12/7, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/29, Roy Hightower. Sat 11/30, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. 312-923-2000.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 11/29 and Sat 11/30, Ty Brown, Larry Springfield. Tue 12/3, Marshall Titus. Fri 12/6, Shari. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/30, Jody Noa, Joe Jammer, Patrick Doody, John Falstrom, Johnny Cosgrove, Tony Caccitolo, Tony Ferraro, Tony Wilson, Steve Arvey, Marilynn Claire, Joey Miroballi, Chicago Horns with Bill McFarland. 708-389-7810.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 12/6, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/29 and Sat 11/30, Son Seals. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Lurrie Bell, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 12/5, Chris James & Blue Four, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7, Eddy Clearwater. 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 11/30, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander. Thu 12/5, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. Sat 12/7, 9:30 PM, Transmission. 630-446-4001.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 12/3, 8 PM, John Wills. 773-743-3355.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 12/7, 9 PM, Lonnie Brooks. 708-756-0600.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/30, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Thu 12/5, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-328-0399.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/29, B.K. Read Band, J.J. Tindall. Fri 12/6, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/29, Carl Davis Band. Sat 11/30, Dave Specter Trio. Wed 12/4, Yoko Noge. Thu 12/5, Steve Ditzell Duo. Fri 12/6, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. Sat 12/7, Robert Fetzer Band. 847-266-1313.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/29, Eddy Clearwater, Jody Williams. Sat 11/30, Eddy Clearwater, Carey Bell. Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 12/4, Devil in a Woodpile. Thu 12/5, Toronzo & Cannonball Express. Fri 12/6, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 12/7, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 11/29, Vino Louden with Pat Soul, Charlie Love, ZZ Hills Jr., Gloria Hardiman. Sat 11/30, Eddie Taylor Jr., Sumito Ariyoshi, Tony Mangiullo. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis. Thu 12/5, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7, Lucky Peterson. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 12/1, King Corey. Tue 12/3, Dan Darrah. Thu 12/5, Matthew Skoller. Sun 12/8, Dan Draher. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 12/6, Rockin' Johnny. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Jan James. Sat 11/30, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 12/7, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

jazz

concerts

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND performs music by Frank Sinatra and the Benny Goodman Band. Sun 12/8, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Fri 12/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BOB OJEDA performs the music of Count Basie. Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TIM DAISY Free concert. Tue 12/3, 7 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

ENSEMBLE 9 Free concert. Tue 12/3, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

SCOTT FIELDS ENSEMBLE performs "musical settings of literary works by David Mamet and Samuel Beckett"; free admission. Wed 12/4, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOHNNY FRIGO Free concert. Fri 11/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO & NEAL ALGER Free concert. Mon 12/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROY HAYNES'S BIRDS OF A FEATHER, McCOY TYNER Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

KEN KILIAN SAXTET performs at the Mistletoe Ball; benefit for Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Turner Hall, 115 S. Bench, Galena. 815-777-9129.

WYNTON MARSALIS performs at the 10th annual Christmas Glory black-tie concert; free admission. Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester. 773-256-4180.

MOONLIGHTERS Big-band dance concert. Wed 12/4, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 59 and Rte. 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Douglass Bratt. Sun 12/8, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs under the direction of Mayo Tiana; free admission. Wed 12/4, 7:30 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School Auditorium, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-442-4636.

SPIDER SALOFF Free in-store performance. Sat 12/7, 1 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1441 Webster. 773-871-3825.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET Free concert under the direction of Mwata Bowden. Thu 12/5, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

jazz

clubs

ALLGAUER'S Hilton Northbrook, 2855 Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-480-7500.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/29, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/30, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. 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 12/4, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 12/5, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 12/6, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Denise Thimes Jazz & Blues Show. Sat 12/7, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Denise Thimes Jazz & Blues Show. 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 11/29 and Sat 11/30, Nick Colionne. Sun 12/1 through Sat 12/7, Carlos Cannon. Sun 12/8, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/29, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 12/6, Nan Mason Trio. Sat 12/7, Esther Hana & friends. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 9 PM, Bob Solone. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, 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 12/4, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Sat 11/30, 8:30 PM, Sam Barsheshet. 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 11/29, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 11/30, 9 PM, Segue Dance Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Fri 12/6, 10 PM, Ken Shiokawa Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, Ari Seder/Adam Kraus Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO FIREHOUSE 1401 S. Michigan: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-786-1401.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain (no cover). 630-469-1080.

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

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3-6 PM, Hot Club of Edgewater Djam. 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 12/4, 9:30 PM, Ken Vandermark & Tim Daisy. 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 12/1, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Thu 12/5, 8 PM, Hip Fetish. Sun 12/8, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Yolanda Farina Jazz Ensemble. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music at Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Fri 11/29, 8:30 PM, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 12/5, 7:30 PM, Ken Saydak Duo. Fri 12/6, 8:30 PM, Alex Martinez's Latin Experience. 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 12/2, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 11/29, Rob Zettl Quartet with Vince Clark. Sat 11/30, Steve Evans Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 11/30, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. Sun 12/1, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/29, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Chevere; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 11/30, 8 PM, Chevere; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 12/1, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Pong Unit One; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tue 12/3, 9 PM, Professor John Band. Wed 12/4, 9 PM, Orbert Davis Sextet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 12/6, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, John McLean Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Thu 12/5, 8 PM, Kathryne Gauthier with Chris White & Alex Bednarke. 773-465-8005.

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: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Sat 12/7, 8 PM, 8 Bold Souls, Ron Surace Trio. Sun 12/8, 4 PM, Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith & Passing for Normal. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by David Boykin with Mike Reed & Karl E. H. Seigfried. 773-486-4093.

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 12/1, Fred Lonberg-Holm Quartet. Sun 12/8, Dragons 1976. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Sun 12/1, noon-4 PM, jazz brunch with Steve Flowers. Mon 12/2, Detour & Divas. 312-266-2400.

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 11/29 through Sun 12/1, Roy Hargrove Quintet. Mon 12/2, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble Big Band performs Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert. Tue 12/3, Eddie Johnson, Eric Schneider, Eddie de Haas, George Fludas, Willie Pickens (Ray Brown tribute). Wed 12/4 through Sun 12/8, Monty Alexander Trio (Ray Brown tribute). 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 11/29, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 11/30, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz Trio. Sun 12/1, 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 12/6, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

LAKE ROOM 728 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 11/30, 8:30 PM, Kristi Merideth Quartet. 708-358-8900.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. 773-728-2663.

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Sundays, 6-9 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-667-3130.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 12/3, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Music at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Cecile Savage. Saturdays, Ken Shiokawa Duo. Thursdays, Ken Shiokawa. 312-829-4600.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Sundays and Mondays, Lynette Stawling. Tuesdays, Sami Scott. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 312-266-1414.

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.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 12/4, 7 PM, WesBound Trane. 630-446-4001.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (12/1 with Greg Ward Ensemble). 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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/29 and Sat 11/30, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Fri 12/6, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. Sat 12/7, BMR4. 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 12/1, 8 PM, Trapeze Unit with Bill Brimfield. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 12/8, 8 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PIONEER TAP 7445 Randolph, Forest Park: Fri 11/29, 10 PM, Kristi Merideth Quartet. 708-771-4909.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Treehouse Project Quintet. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 11/29, 6 PM, Warren Beck; 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Sat 11/30, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Sun 12/1, Bradley Williams Trio (no cover). Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Dan Cay Trio. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, George McRae Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Fri 12/6, Russell Alan Rowe, Steve Evans Quartet. Sat 12/7, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sun 12/8, Bradley Williams Group. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/30, Edwin Daugherty Quartet. Tue 12/3, Warren Beck. Sat 12/7, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/29, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Thu 12/5, BMR4. 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 11/30, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

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

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

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

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 12/5, Phil Mosberg Trio, Dragons 1976. 773-862-3616.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein 6-Piece Orchestra. Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Trio. 312-226-4300.

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 11/29, Kaliq Woods. Sat 11/30, Joel Brandon. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thu 12/5, Aaron Getsug, Isaiah Spencer. Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. 312-791-9050.

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

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Restaurant with music at 8 PM. Fri 11/29, Marshall Vente Trio with Rita Duarte. 630-663-9467.

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

international

concerts

HICHAM CHAMI & KALYAN PATHAK Free concert. Wed 12/4, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5786.

KWAME STEVE COBB & CHAVUNDUKA perform African percussion and dance at the 9th annual Harambee Pre-Kwanzaa festival. Wed 12/4 and Thu 12/5, 10:30 AM, AFC World Outreach Center, 7859 S. Ashland. 773-667-7578 or 773-667-2600.

DANK FOX VALLEY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT Holiday a cappella concert in German. Sun 12/1, 1 PM, St. John's United Church of Christ, 1190 Olefen, Naperville. 630-665-4655.

LIRA ENSEMBLE in its annual "Polish-American Christmas Gala." Sun 12/1, 3 PM, auditorium, Morton East High School, 2401 S. Austin, Cicero. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, auditorium, Maine East High School, 2601 Dempster, Park Ridge. 773-508-7040.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Fri 11/29, 10 AM (at the annual "Wreathing of the Lions"), front steps, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3600. Fri 11/29, 12:15 PM (free concert with a talk about the history of Yiddish and Klezmer music by Cyril Robinson), auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850. Sun 12/1, 2 PM (as part of the Yiddish Arts Ensemble's performance of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins), North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

international

clubs

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

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 11/30, 9:30 PM, Angel Melendez & Arallue, DJ El Papichulo (with dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9 PM). Tue 12/3, 7 PM, Guillermo Gomez-Pena with poet Achy Obejas. 312-362-9707.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Wed 12/4, Hector Silviera. 312-266-2400.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 12/7, 9:30 PM, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Nikos Panomitros, Andreas Kalassoundas & Nikos Lambrinatos. 773-348-7592.

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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 11/29, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays and Sat 11/30, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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

LA 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 12/7, 8 PM, Saful Rumba performs Afro-Latin and Latin jazz. 773-506-9601.

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

MEMBERS OF THE ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR, MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE, AND NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Stephen Alltop conducts a Christmas concert (Harris, Nelhybel, and others). Sun 12/8, 11 AM (with "prelude music" at 10:35 AM), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop conducts Handel's Messiah. Sat 12/7, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 866-468-3401.

CHANTICLEER vocal ensemble in a Christmas program. Tue 12/3 and Wed 12/4, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA in a holiday concert (Palestrina, Lauridsen, Applebaum, Clemens, Heider, Miller). Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 12/8, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET in free concerts. Mon 12/2, 12:15 PM (Brahms), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226. Sun 12/8, 4 PM (Haydn, Turina, Brahms), Bryan Colby Barn, 1561 Jone Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/29 and Sat 11/30, 8 PM, and Tue 12/3, 7:30 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor (Ravel, Roussel, Debussy). Thu 12/5, 8 PM, Fri 12/6, 1:30 PM, and Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor, with pianist Daniel Barenboim (Haydn, Schoenberg, R. Strauss). See Critic's Choice. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pierre Boulez, conductor, with soprano Christine Brandes and violinist Yuan-Qing Yu (Boulez, Thomas, Kurtag). Sun 12/1, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF ST. CLEMENT'S Randall Swanson conducts Handel's Messiah in a period-instruments performance. Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, and Sun 12/8, 4:30 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. 773-281-0371.

CHURCH OF ST. HILARY FESTIVAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA Marek Rachelski conducts Handel's Messiah. Sun 12/1, 4 PM, Church of St. Hilary, 5600 N. Fairfield. 773-989-2485 or 773-561-3474.

CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with singers from the Chicago Studio of Professional Singing in a free concert. Wed 12/4, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in open rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 11/30, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY BAND in a free Christmas concert (Tchaikovsky, Franck, Shostakovich, Ployhar, and others). Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Werner Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY KAPELLE, SCHOLA CANTORUM, AND HANDBELLS in a Service of Lessons and Carols. Free admission. Sat 12/7, 7 PM, and Sun 12/8, 4 and 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY SCHOLA CANTORUM Wed 12/4, 11 AM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

ELMHURST COLLEGE CHOIRS perform in the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. Free admission. Wed 12/4, 7 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHOIRS John W.W. Sherer and Mary Theresa Reed conduct an Advent Festival of Lessons and Music (Palestrina, Tavener, Piccolo, Proulx, and others). Free admission. Sun 12/8, 6:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 11/29, 12:10 PM, Tower Brass. Fri 12/6, 12:10 PM, Quintet Attacca (Steinmetz, Tamusuza, Faure). 312-787-4570.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with bassoonist David McGill, violinist Yuan-Qing Yu, oboist Michael Henoch, and cellist Stephen Balderston in a free concert (J.C. Bach, Vivaldi, Marcello, Haydn). Sun 12/8, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Free admission. Sun 12/1, 3:30 PM, Daniel Pollack (Couperin, Peeters, Wyton, Bach). Sun 12/8, 3:30 PM, H. Ricardo Ramirez (Leighton, Bach, Ramirez). Each recital is followed by an Advent vespers sung by the Cathedral Gallery and Chamber Singers at 4 PM. 312-664-6963.

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

INTIMATE OPERA (Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors). Fri 12/6, 7:30 PM, and Sat 12/7 and Sun 12/8, 3 PM, Grace United Methodist Church of Logan Square, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-0602.

LINCOLNWAY HIGH SCHOOL MADRIGALS Free in-store performance. Fri 12/6, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

LINCOLNWAY YOUTH STRINGS Free in-store performance. Sat 12/7, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

LIRA ENSEMBLE in its annual "Polish-American Christmas Gala." Sun 12/1, 3 PM, auditorium, Morton East High School, 2401 S. Austin, Cicero. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, auditorium, Maine East High School, 2601 Dempster, Park Ridge. 773-508-7040.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 11/29, Mon 12/2, and Fri 12/6, 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). Sat 11/30, Wed 12/4, and Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, Paul Gemignani, conductor, with bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, baritones Timothy Nolen and Nathan Gunn, sopranos Celena Shafer and Sheri Greenawald, mezzo-soprano Judith Christin, and tenor David Cangelosi (Sondheim, Sweeney Todd). 312-332-2244.

JENNIFER MARLAS AND BAIRD DODGE violins, with pianist Andrea Swan. Fri 12/6, 7 PM, Gallery 415, 415 N. LaSalle. 847-304-5467.

MAVERICK ENSEMBLE (Xenakis, Cage, Henze, Tipei, Levin, Martirano, Lopez, Thomas). Sun 12/8, 7 PM, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 312-666-4916.

METROPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with the Old St. Patrick's Church Holiday Choir in a Christmas concert. Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-831-9355.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE Daniel Wallenberg conducts "A Celebration of Brahms." Sun 12/8, 7:30 PM, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR Timothy Woods conducts a holiday concert (Rutter, Corelli, Mozart, Vaughan Williams). Fri 12/6, 7:30 PM, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. 847-965-3155.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY SANTA LUCIA PAGEANT features Christmas carols, folk music, and other "special vocal and instrumental musical selections." Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5592.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, ORCHESTRA, WOMEN'S CHORUS, CHAMBER SINGERS, AND BRASS ENSEMBLE with others in a holiday concert (Bach, Vivaldi, Bass, Handel). Fri 12/6 and Sun 12/8, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor (Dvorak, Martinu, Janacek). Sun 12/8, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND R. Shayne Cofer, conductor. Wed 12/4, 7:30 PM, auditorium, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-442-4636.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY STRING ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph, conductor (Bach, Hofmann, Flagello). Thu 12/5, 1:40 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor (Hindemith, Finzi, Brahms, Foss). Thu 12/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE with orchestra (Handel, Messiah). Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, and Sun 12/8, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORUS AND SINGERS Robert A. Harris and Judith Willoughby, conductors (Raminsh and others). Tue 12/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (Boulez, Xenakis, Messiaen, Thomas). Wed 12/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY FOR WINDS AND VOICES University Singers and others perform in Northwestern's annual holiday concert. Fri 12/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 11/30, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS in an all-Bach program. Thu 12/5, 7:30 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. Sun 12/8, 3 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University, 357 E. Chicago. 773-929-7277.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CHOIR AND MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts Advent vespers. Sun 12/8, 5 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL CHOIR in an Advent procession of lessons and carols. Free admission. Sun 12/1, 3 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

SALVATION ARMY CHICAGO STAFF BAND William Hines, conductor, with trumpeter Philip Smith, soprano Sheila Smith, and pianist Mara Mulder. Sat 11/30, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 847-294-2134.

FLORENCE SCHWARTZ, JELENA DIRKS, AND ROBERT SWANN violin, piano, and viola (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 12/8, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

GLENETTE SHURNEY, SARAH STERN, BILL GORDON, CHRIS RICHARD, AND ROGER BINGAMAN soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, and piano, in a Christmas concert. Sun 12/8, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Matthew Wolka conducts the St. Benedict Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Fri 12/6, 8 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-588-6484.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Sasha Gerritson Brauer, conductor. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Stephen Alltop, conductor. Free admission. Sun 12/8, 4 PM, North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel, Glencoe. 847-835-1227.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Theresa DuSell conducts in a benefit for area nonprofit organizations. Sun 12/8, 7:30 PM, St. Ignatius Church, 6559 N. Glenwood. 773-274-4480.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH James Mack conducts the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. Sun 12/8, 4 PM, Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan. 312-922-5570.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Willard Thomen, conductor. Sun 12/8, 4 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center, Naperville. 630-355-1483.

SOUTHPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Scott Arkenberg, conductor, with soprano Marie Michuda and members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra in a "Holiday Pops Concert." Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, St. Josaphat Church, 2311 N. Southport. 708-327-8955.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY BAND in a holiday concert. Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

DIANA STRONG piano, in a free recital (Bach, Schumann, Liszt). Thu 12/5, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with violinist Robert Chen and cellist John Sharp (Sibelius, Brahms). Sun 12/8, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLES Gene Collerd and Andrew Carpenter conduct the annual holiday concert (Dello Joio, Bach, Gabrieli, Byrd). Free admission. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 312-996-8746.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHORUS Randi Von Ellefson conducts Handel's Messiah. Fri 12/6, 8 PM, and Sat 12/7, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-9075.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Bartok). Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

URBAN BAROQUE in a free all-Bach recital. Sun 12/1, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free recital (Bach, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens). Sun 12/1, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

VOX CAELESTIS Paul Carey conducts a holiday concert (Rutter, Britten, Poulenc, Schalk). Sat 12/7, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter, Downers Grove. 630-375-7709.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with students of the Western Springs School of Talent Education in a holiday concert. Sun 12/1, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, La Grange. 630-887-7464.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Paul French conducts a holiday concert (Kronsteiner, Tye, Phillips, Hassler, Reger, Sousa, Tucker, Bouman, Edwards, traditional). Fri 12/6, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

AYAKO YOSHIDA AND JON KLIBONOFF violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Brahms, Alvanis, Saint-Saens). Free admission. Wed 12/4, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

miscellaneous

BEVERLY ARTS CENTER CAROLERS with cast members from the production of A Christmas Carol. Sat 11/30, 2-5 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

RABBI JOE BLACK performs at Centre East's "Hanukkah Nosh." Sun 12/1, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

BOYS CHOIR OF HARLEM in a holiday concert. Sun 12/8, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALL-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Fri 11/29, 12:15 PM, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

JAMES & PAIGE DAGUE perform songs for children and read from their book ScribbleMonster and the Broken TV. Sat 12/7, 1:30 PM, Barbara's Bookstore, 1100 Lake, Oak Park. 708-848-9140.

EXALTATION! FOX VALLEY COMMUNITY HANDBELL ENSEMBLE in a holiday concert. Fri 12/6, 8 PM, First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson, Crystal Lake. 815-206-0733.

HOLIDAY MUSIC AT CITY HALL City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle: Tue 12/3, noon, McDade Classical School Choir. Fri 12/6, noon, Les Finch Learning Tree School Choir. 312-744-3370.

HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT with organists David Wickerham & Jelani Eddington, pianist David Harris, Rialto Children's Choir, Joliet High School Choir & Joliet Alumni Choir. Sat 12/7, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

KIDS FARE: MUSIC FOR KIDS BY KIDS Children's program features Fred Koch and the Midwest Young Artists Pop Orchestra. Sat 12/7, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MATHER HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free holiday concert. Mon 12/2, 12:15 PM, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

BOBBY McFERRIN & THE CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sun 12/1, 3 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

MELODEERS CHORUS A cappella barbershop harmony chorus performs "Holiday Magic." Sun 12/8, 3 PM, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. 800-222-7552.

MORAINE VALLEY SUZUKI VIOLINISTS in a free holiday concert. Sat 12/7, 10:30 AM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

ORR COMMUNITY ACADEMY GIRLS CHORUS AND MIXED ENSEMBLE Free holiday concert. Fri 12/6, 12:15 PM, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

ST. PHILIP LUTHERAN SCHOOL BAND & CHOIR Free concert. Thu 12/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

SUSAN SALIDOR performs with storyteller Denise Berry-Hannah at Centre East's "Hanukkah Nosh." Sun 12/1, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SPECTRA Open forum for composers to showcase and discuss new works. Wed 12/4, 8 PM, Splinter Group Audio, 450 N. Leavitt. 312-829-6543.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS perform music from their recent children's album; sold out. Sat 12/7 and Sun 12/8, 2 and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 12/3, Melodia Russian Jewish Women's Choir. Wed 12/4, Rudolph Macciocchi & the City Symphony Orchestra with vocalists from the Chicago Studio of Professional Singers. Thu 12/5, Bonnie Lundholm School of Dance. 312-346-3278.

WHITNEY M. YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT CHOIR Free holiday concert. Wed 12/4, 12:15 PM, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

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