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TRENT CARLINI Elvis tribute. Sat 1/4, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA performs music about food, including "Fragments From His Dish" and "Chili con Carne," in a program entitled "Tastes of Paradise." Free admission. Thu 1/9, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RALPH COVERT & FRIENDS Free admission. Fri 1/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

DJ TOBIAS spins as part of the MCA's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 1/3, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

ELVIS BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE with Shawn Klush, Justin Shandor, Rivington Station, Ryan Pelton, D.J. Fontana. Sat 1/4, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

CHRIS GILMARTIN Free concert. Fri 1/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHRIS KEFER Free concert. Thu 1/9, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOE KREGOR Neil Diamond tribute; free concert. Fri 1/3, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

LUCID APPLE OPEN MIKE hosted by David Crawford. Wed 1/8, 8 PM (sign-up at 7:30 PM), Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MATTER Free in-store performance. Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

MUSIC FROM THE BASEMENT Free in-store performances. Fri 1/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 1/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JIM PETERIK performs and leads a workshop entitled "Songwriting for Dummies." Sat 1/11, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RHYS' PIECES perform as part of the Chicago WinterDance festival, with dance lessons one hour before the performance; free admission. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

REGINALD ROBINSON Scott Joplin tribute; free concert. Fri 1/10, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

SAM STRYKE Free concert. Fri 1/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JEFF TWEEDY See Spot Check; 18 & over; 1/8 and 1/9 sold out. Mon 1/6, Wed 1/8, and Thu 1/9, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WITCHES, MASCOTS, EJERCITO SIN SON Fri 1/3, 7 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2129 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-7370.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Turnerjoy, Morris Minors, Finneus. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Riptones, Bottletones, Gin Palace Jesters, Slick 57. Thu 1/9, 9 PM, Moneyshot, Cane Corso, Quatre Tete. Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Pele. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Versus, +/-. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, until 2 AM Fridays. Fridays, DJs Lou Dogg, Mike G. & Pat B. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tue 1/7, DJ Tim "Spinnin'" Schommer. Thursdays, DJ Marty B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Speed, DJ Smurf, DJ M-Pulse. Saturdays, DJ M-Pulse. Tuesdays, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, DJ Mike Z. 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 Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. In the Music Room: Fri 1/3, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 1/4, Scottish McMillan Band, Jon Moony & friends. Wed 1/8, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Thu 1/9, Heartsfield. 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 1/3, Alan Trammell Band, Dry County, Woodrows. Sat 1/4, Big Buildings, Treason Brothers, Arbo, Dials. Sun 1/5, 7 PM, Empyrean, Celestial Static. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/7, "Chick Singer Night" with Nikki Rich, Wendy George Valasso, Tony Gordon, Angie Wendt. Thu 1/9, Rachel Surrender. Sat 1/11, Rebel Peasants, Amy Peterson, Puckering Wink (benefit for Kerrie Long). Sun 1/12, 7 PM, Rico. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Free Raine, Simple Frustration. Sat 1/4, Michael Moushon. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Thu 1/9, Second Seed, Bound to Change, Bystander. Fri 1/10, Illusions of Abbey. Sat 1/11, No Reason. 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.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Pickle & Company. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, the Captain spins rock. 773-384-0701.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Kameron Fry, Infrasonics, Extra Credit Assignment. Sat 1/4, Acumen Nation, Swidden, Project 44, A.D.D. (18 & over). Wed 1/8, open mike with Van Go. Thu 1/9, National Drag, Wes Hollywood Show, Gelflings. Fri 1/10, Punsapaya, Buddha's Belly (18 & over). Sat 1/11, Pages, Ella Music Group, New Constitution. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/3, Harmony Riley. Sat 1/4, Freespace. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 1/9, DVD screening of "Waiting for the Snow to Fall," a documentary about the String Cheese Incident. Sat 1/11, Rock Star Club, Huge Pontoons. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 1/3, 7 PM, Greg Greer. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 1/10, 7 PM, Barb & Jeff Trudell. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 1/5, Outland Jazz Orchestra, Shawn Kellner. Sun 1/12, Kenosis, Bonehead, poet Natasia Rana. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/4, Tumbleweed. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/3, Torturing Elvis. Sat 1/4, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Fri 1/10, Randy Rich & the Poor Boys. Sat 1/11, Gin Palace Jesters. 773-384-2547.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Capital D, Verbal Kent & Rusty Chainz, the Opus, Lord 360 & others (all-ages). 773-743-5650.

CLEARWATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Thu 1/9, Gizzae. 847-836-8820.

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. Tue 1/7, DJs Pete & Joe. 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. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 1/4, the Mix, DJ Lou Dogg. Sat 1/11, Rockin' Riviera Review. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/3, 9:30 PM, Malpractice, My Left Arm, Yes Men, Bamboo Groove. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Bryter, Joe Bigsley, Roscoe Plush, Resolve, Matt Hoffer. Wed 1/8, 9 PM, Devil May Care, Cry for Dawn, Hope Kills Fear, Figure H8. Thu 1/9, 9 PM, Dan Darrah, Anne E. DeChant. Fri 1/10, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Wish, American Motherload, Red Shirt, Pinch. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Jostelen Weed. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Strain Busy Sky. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Evenflow, Smalls. Sat 1/11, 10:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Pamela Peterson. Sundays, 7 PM, Kate Loitz. 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 and Saturdays, DJs Ed Vantage & Johnny Price. Tuesdays, DJ 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 1/3, DJ Dread Scott spins music by David Bowie. Sun 1/5, Sol Reys, DJs Pete & Mark. Mon 1/6, DJ Greg spins music by Joe Strummer and the Clash. Tue 1/7, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 1/8, DJs Robert & Jim (upstairs); DJ Jayson spins country & western (downstairs). Fri 1/10, DJ Mike Miller spins music by Elvis. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Lucius Warbaby, VD6, Yer Mother's Lovers, Homage Sun, Logic of Elliot. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Unsane (see Spot Check), Nerves, Keelhaul. Tue 1/7, 9 PM, Mystery Girls, Holy Ghosts, Goldstars, Spokesmen. Wed 1/8, 9 PM, Saps, Outlaw Family Band, Brother Lowdown. Thu 1/9, 9 PM, Rubies, Lindsie Reitz Band, Mighty Fine Machine, Electricon. Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Poi Dog Pondering (sold out). Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Paybacks, Gore Gore Girls, Nice Device, Hot Machines. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/3, X-Side. Sat 1/4, Spiraldig. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/10, Insomnia. Sat 1/11, Eleventh Hour. 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 1/3, King Solomon's Grave, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Paul Allodi. Sat 1/4, Pat McCurdy. Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 1/10, Dogs Undecided, Tom Chase Band. Sat 1/11, 8 PM, No Love Lost, 2nd Dimension, Howard Rapture, Dirty Looks, Chris Michaels, Paul Allodi, Jeff Smith. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Paul Strolia Band, Five Penny Theatre, Truth About. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Boda, Marigold Engine, Kevin O'Brien. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 1/7, 9:15 PM, Reactavox, Torn. Wed 1/8, 9 PM, Opal Candy, Second Seed. Thu 1/9, 9:15 PM, Willamena, Chris Long. Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Head On, F.O.S., Terminal Bliss. Sat 1/11, Bumpus. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Mid-States, La Makita Soma, High Strung. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Combo #3, Doris Henson, Oxymoronatron. Sun 1/5, 9:30 PM, Single Unit, Voltage, Kevin Drumm. Mon 1/6, 9 PM, Archaeology, Dakota Dakota, La Manta de Fhiqria. Thu 1/9, 9:30 PM, Bleary, Hot Dog City, Even Homer Nods. Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Archer Prewitt, Lonesome Organist, A-Set. Sat 1/11, Yum-Yum. Sun 1/12, 10 PM, "A Battle With Yoshimi: An Evening About and for the Flaming Lips" with Today's My Super Spaceout Day, DJ Dumb American. 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.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM; DJ Daddy Lester spins Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Fri 1/3 and Wed 1/8, Devon Brown. Sat 1/4, Flex Crew. Sun 1/5, Dub Dis. Thu 1/9, RSB. Fri 1/10, Indika. Sat 1/11, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

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, 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. Sat 1/4, Chaser. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 1/9, Tim & Jim Show. Fri 1/10, Jane Doe. Sat 1/11, Stolen Goods. 847-593-2200.

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

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

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael 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 1/3, Dutchmen, Mexican Cheerleader, Holy Ghosts, Paper Bullets. Sat 1/4, Owen, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Bob Nanna, Geese. Sun 1/5, Lovely Little Girls, Japanese Karaoke Afterlife Experiment, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Trin Tran. Mon 1/6, Southside Orphans, Tijuana Hercules, Saduharu, Ransoms. Tue 1/7, Sweet J.A.P. (see Spot Check), White Outs, Tyrades, Busy Kids. Wed 1/8, Cursive, Neva Dinova, Lying in States. Thu 1/9, Nervous, Young & Pretty, Mark Denardo. Fri 1/10, Family Tree, Prime. Sat 1/11, MU330, Divide by Zero, Indecisives, Campsite 20. Sun 1/12, Piebald, the Ghost, My Chemical Romance, Choke. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/3, 9:30 PM, Extraordinaires, Four Charms. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Webb Wilder & the Nashvegans, Saps. Tue 1/7, 9 PM, Lori Wyatt Band, Daniel Roughan & the B-Sides. Wed 1/8, "Chicago Singer Spotlight" with Jen Porter, Charlotte Horton, Kate Milan, Stripped. Thu 1/9, 9 PM, Strangers in Dreams, Dynamic Vibrations. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Dirty Love. Sat 1/4, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Fri 1/10, Jack Straw. Sat 1/11, Cleaver. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-528-4033.

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). 630-963-2739.

4-PLAY 3517 N. Clark: 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. Fri 1/3, dueling pianos. Fri 1/10, Hello Dave. 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 on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/3, Sara Sara showcase. Sat 1/4, Sonnets, Echo Three. Sat 1/11, Shooting Blanks. 773-489-5471.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 4857 N. Damen: Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Jason & friends with Greg Read & Natalie Brown. 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Krembone. 773-549-9624.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 1/4, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/3, Slick 57, Great Crusades. Sat 1/4, David Singer, Andrew Morgan, Katie Todd. Thursdays, 8 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. Fri 1/10, Stolie, Kristen Shout, Chris Gilmartin. Sat 1/11, Pedal Steel Transmission, Quasar Wut Wut. 773-472-5139.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Fri 1/3, 8 PM, Kent Rose & His Driving Cowboys (Hank Williams tribute), Rockabilly Record Hop. 773-486-1512.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Karlos G., Deejay Cease & Jesse de la Pena spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Ashtray Boy, Card Catalog, CQ. Sat 1/4, 12:30 AM, DJ Woodsy. Sun 1/5, 9 PM, Rotational Solos, Duos, and Trios with Tim Barnes, Chris Corsano & Glenn Kotche. Wed 1/8, 10 PM, Boas (see Spot Check), We Ragazzi. Thu 1/9, 9 PM, Artist Formerly Known as Vince, Wiplot, Mary. Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Grinner, Chiral. Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Everyone, Watchers, Mahjongg, DJ Supreme Court (benefit for Voices in the Wilderness); 12:30 AM, DJ Tainted Love. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/3, Hoochie Suit, Stellas. Sat 1/4, Segway, Blind Rhino, Chris Long. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/3, 9 PM, Surrealist Soul Party hosted by Griffin Rodriguez with Orso, Royce, Roctopus, Blackbirds, Michael Columbia & others. Tue 1/7, 9 PM, Family Tree. Fri 1/10, 9 PM, Soul Poetry Cafe hosted by discopoet Khari B. 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Bottle of Justus, Why Store (18 & over). Sat 1/4, Gregg Allman & friends, Strangefolk (sold out). Wed 1/8, 8 PM, Elvis Birthday Spectacular with Mark Hussman, Rick Saucedo, Al Dvorin, Buzz Kilman & others (18 & over). Sat 1/11 and Sun 1/12, Sister Hazel, Von Ray (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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 1/3, Deuces Wild. Sat 1/4, Hairbanger's Ball. Thu 1/9, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 1/10, Rubber, Wicked Garden, Life Without, Modern Day Romeos (benefit for Children's Wish List). Sat 1/11, Catfight, Danger Kitty. 312-337-3486.

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

KNOCKOUTS 325 N. Jefferson: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Kelly Williams. 312-648-0100.

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. 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; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. 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 1/3, 10 PM, American Dream, TV Savage, Urinal Mints, Tension Wire. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Barajas, Ghettobillies. Tue 1/7, 10 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 1/8, 9 PM, Sunspots, Penguins With Shotguns (no cover). Fri 1/10, 10 PM, Resinators, Mushuganas, Manhandlers, Forgotten Four. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Talman Project, Soul Dust, Sober Dozi. Sun 1/12, 9 PM, Applecake, Joe DiZillo (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Tributasaurus (Traffic tribute). Sat 1/4, 9:30 PM, On a Sun, Ruben Waters Loves You, Alphabet. Wed 1/8, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 1/9, 8 PM, Lowen & Navarro, Don Conoscenti. Sat 1/11, 9 PM, 56 Hope Road, Seven Day Run. 773-404-9494.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/3, 9 PM, J-Live (see Critic's Choice), El Da Sensei (see Critic's Choice), Djinji Brown, Diverse, Dug Infinite & Bamski, DJs Kico & Tone B. Nimble, hosted by members of Family Tree (18 & over). Sat 1/4, 5:30 PM, Mustard Plug (see Spot Check), Deals Gone Bad, Dan Potthast, First Grade Crush, Corey Dixon & the Zvooks, Vicios de Papa, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages). Sun 1/5, 6:30 PM, Garden of Dreams, Whimsical, Jupiter Blue, Neptune Crush (all-ages). Thu 1/9, 6:30 PM, Stripping the Pistol, Gravelbone, Leftsetter, Emetic (all-ages). Fri 1/10, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Exo, Liftpoint, Simple Something (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Baldwin Brothers (18 & over). Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Tortoise, Sparklehorse, Seconds (18 & over). Sun 1/12, 9 PM, Interpol, Calla, the Race (sold out). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/11, Original Rockin' Fenderskirts. 847-362-6688.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/11, 45s Deluxe. 847-259-9724.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Marty B. 773-631-1223.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/3, 9 PM, Anne Harris, Todd Lieberman. Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Future Rock, Free Basic. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 1/4, 7 PM, benefit for progressive organizations for peace with David Martin. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. Wed 1/8, 8 PM, "The Partly Dave Show: Bowie Birthday Bash" hosted by Dave Awl, with music by the Sonnets. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/9 with Ripley Caine, Xan). Sat 1/11, 8 PM, "We Interrupt This War" showcase hosted by Anne-Marie Akin. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 1/3, Shon Dervis, Jesse de la Pena, Spheres of Influence. Sat 1/4, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Sundays, 10 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Madrid, Billy Dickens, DJ Form. Mon 1/6, 8:30 PM, Yakuza, Postman Syndrome; 11 PM, Blue Groove Lounge with Jesse de la Pena, Djinji Brown, El Da Sensei (see Critic's Choice), J.U.I.C.E., Precyse, 33-1/3, Supacuts, Dirty MF. Tuesdays, midnight, DJs Alo, I-Ron, Fuego. Wednesdays, 1:30 AM, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 1/3, 5 PM, Aenima (Tool tribute). Sat 1/4, 5 PM, Pelao, Knotdown, Simple Frustration, the Stash (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Thanatopsis, Officer 27, Twelve AX2, Regal Standard. Sun 1/5, 5 PM, Fallout Boy, Fent 21, 7th Grade Underdog, Epsin Twelve, Felonstar (all-ages). Fri 1/10, 9:30 PM, Dumpstar, Hispanic Panic, Perve, Neon Black. Sat 1/11, 5 PM, Rigid, Dominion, Talage, Mental Image (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Sandbox Junkies, Boom Candle. Sun 1/12, 5 PM, Glych, Slavedrum, Emetic, NST, Cosgrove (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/3, Ofays. Sat 1/4, Black Velvet Band. Wed 1/8, Tallman Project. Thu 1/9, Pajama Man. Fri 1/10, Semiprecious. Sat 1/11, DJ Gold "D." 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 1/5, El Salvador Dalai Llamas. 773-252-7767.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Leroy Fix, Bible of the Devil, Superchrist, Devil to Pay. Sat 1/4, M's, Better Boyfriends, Latest. Sun 1/5, Knuckleduster, Racecar Melody, Form of Rocket, Roy G. Biv. Wed 1/8, Jagz. Thu 1/9, Speed of Light, Schoolshooter. Fri 1/10, Barbeau, Sometimes Seven, Black Black Ocean. Sat 1/11, Sixtyeights, Millimeters Mercury, Starlister, Nada Om. Sun 1/12, Polymer, Sinister Quarter, Edmonton, Twinstar. 773-248-3093.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/4, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers. Wednesdays, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, open mike. 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. 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, 10 PM, and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, drum circle. 312-492-6100.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen (see Spot Check), Cooksie. Sat 1/4, 7 PM, Rockwell Church, Kaytee Bodle; 10 PM, the Reputation (see Critic's Choice), Wanamaker, Paperbacks. Sun 1/5, 7 PM, Like Young, Zetamale, Troubled Hubble (all-ages). Tue 1/7, 9 PM, Read Letter, Utah Carol, Junior. Wed 1/8, 9 PM, Emily Shrine, Indoor Boy, Blackouts (18 & over). Thu 1/9, 9 PM, Riviera, Differents, Portrait Perfume. Fri 1/10, 7:30 PM, Aluminum Group, Bosco & Jorge (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Aluminum Group, Cynthia Plaster Caster. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, J-200, John Kimler, Bikes Will Take Us, Megan Reilly. Sun 1/12, 9 PM, Parker & Lily, Children's Hour, Sin Ropas. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 1/12, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-772-6656.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Chicago Project CD release party with Thawfor, Earatik Statik, Lord 360, Lost One, Puertochinko, Verbal Kent & Rusty Chainz, the Opus, DJs Striz & Spontaneous. In the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. 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.

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 9 PM. Sat 1/11, Big Creak. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 1/3, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck, Levee Breakers, Donna Frost. Sat 1/4, 6 PM, Paris Delane; 8 PM, Dave Sills, Ben Frey. Sun 1/5, 7 PM, Dana Lynn & John Sabal, Ivari (Jeff Buckley tribute), Psylus. Tue 1/7, 8 PM, L&J. Wednesdays, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase (1/8 with Mark Sheehy, Ralph Rowley, Second Hand Poets, Shelley Miller. Thu 1/9, 7 PM, Mark Bose & Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Ami Saraiya & Radiant Darling. Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Mer, Dolly Varden. Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Don Conoscenti, Matt Russell. Sun 1/12, 7 PM, Laura Doherty, Mark McKay. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sundays, DJs spin funk, R&B, and soul. Mondays, DJ Vibe Instigatah. 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 1/8, Strain Busy Sky, Box-o-Car, Janus, Escape From Earth, the Effect. 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. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/3, Sound Mob, the Stash, Skinvent. Sat 1/4, Chet's Armada, Pap Scan, Walking Man, Blue Nova. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Gary Stier Band. Mondays, Starrunner. Tuesdays, Wayne Healy Band. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, bands and DJs perform at a tribute to Joe Strummer and the Clash, with Old #8, Cedarcase, Cells, Delafields, Gary Stier, Wes Hollywood, Unique Chique & others. 773-929-1300.

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DEE ALEXANDER, DJ MARK FULLA FLAVA perform at First Friday Chicago. Fri 1/3, 5:30 PM-2 AM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-419-0033.

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 1/3, Steve Melvage. Sat 1/4, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sat 1/4, Shaka 23. Wed 1/8, the Seminar with DJ Storm, Flipside & Glyde. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM and DJs Tobias & Chris May. 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.

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 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays, until 5 AM Saturdays. 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 1/3, DJs Gene Farris & John Curley. Sat 1/4, DJs Curt Caris, Dan Efex, Mike Fritz, Agent 47, Dave Reality, Jimmie Page. Sun 1/5, DJs Agent 47, Curt Caris, Dan Efex, Dave Reality, Freddie Bain, Gene Farris, Harry the Blade, Hiroki, Jesse de la Pena, Jimmie Page, John Curley, Michael Serafini, Mike Fritz, Psycho Bitch, Pulz-8, Teri Bristol, Uncle Milty. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 10 PM, Big Up! with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells (upstairs). 773-276-3600.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Sundays, Spankie. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, Double J. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. 312-266-1944.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic, and industrial dance. 773-549-0400.

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). Thursdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender & others. 773-395-0066.

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

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. 773-230-3333.

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, DJs 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, DJs 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.

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 & 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 10 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, DJs DVS & Billy the Kid spin Euro, progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Souljunkies.com hosts "Water" with DJ Kennedy Octane and guest DJs spinning deep global house, Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, tribal, and downtempo (upstairs in the Sky Lounge). 312-491-1931.

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

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

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

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, (F)unktion DJs spin. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

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

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

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

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Paul Norman, Mista Mashup & Liquid G-Zus. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 1/3, Dayhota, Sombionix & Lindsay. Sat 1/4, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Mondays, iPod open DJ night (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Fri 1/10, Colette, Devo. Sat 1/11, Rasoul, Marc Buxton. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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). 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 (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. Sat 1/11, Chris Widman, DJs Eric H & Joseph spin 2-Step garage, brokenbeat, dancehall & dub. 773-252-9700.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & Andre Harris. Saturdays, Johnny Chaos. Mondays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic & industrial dance. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos. 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 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, DJs 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 1/4, D:Fuse, Kazell, Angelist, DJ Laura B., Tony 2 Much. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Sat 1/11, Scumfrog, John Curley, Chris Walsh, Kyle Szmurlo, 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 spin house, techno & electro. 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. 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

BRIAN BORU: THE HIGH KING OF TARA features music composed by Maurice Lennon, with Dennis Cahill and members of the Academy of Irish Music. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035, ext. 20.

DONNYBROOK Free concert. Sat 1/4, 4 PM, Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan. 312-742-7529.

FAMILIAR FACES, KATHY FOLKERTS, SUSAN URBAN, NATURAL BOB HOLDSWORTH Sat 1/11, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 1/3, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

PETER MULVEY Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

LEE MURDOCK, ED TRICKETT Annual "Hometown" concert. Sat 1/4, 7:30 PM, Kaneville Community Center, Main at Harter, Kaneville. 630-557-2742.

OSBORNE BROTHERS Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

RHYS' PIECES perform as part of the Chicago WinterDance festival, with dance lessons one hour before the performance; free admission. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

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.

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.

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: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 1/4, Whiskey Hollow Band. Fri 1/10, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Sat 1/11, Dyed in the Wool. 773-282-7035.

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

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

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

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Fri 1/3, 8 PM, Kent Rose & His Driving Cowboys (Hank Williams tribute), Rockabilly Record Hop. 773-486-1512.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 1/6, 9 PM, Cantina (no cover). Tue 1/7, 8:30 PM, Liquor Pickers. 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, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 9 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 1/6, 9 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). 773-404-9494.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/10, 9 PM, John Williams & Tony Lutzkanov. 847-869-0450.

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

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 1/3, Diane Ippel. Fri 1/10, John Hasbrouck. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

AFC PRAISE ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sun 1/5, 2 PM, Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan. 312-742-7529.

CEPHAS & WIGGINS, ERIC NODEN Sat 1/11, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN 33rd annual holiday concert; free admission. Sun 1/5, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 312-427-4830.

RHYTHM ROCKETS All-ages. Fri 1/3 and Fri 1/10, 9 PM (with swing dance lessons at 8 PM), Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

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 1/7, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Twisted Jazz. 708-848-2801.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. In the Music Room: Fri 1/10, Four Charms. Sat 1/11, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Sat 1/4, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 1/7, Andre Taylor Band with Nellie Travis. Wed 1/8, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 1/10, and Sat 1/11, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Sat 1/4, Sundays, and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 1/7, Grana Louise Band. Wed 1/8, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, John Primer Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sat 1/4, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 1/5, Lorenzo Thompson. Mon 1/6, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/7, Robert Fetzer Blues Band with Willie Hayes. Wed 1/8, Pistol Pete. Fri 1/10, Ernie Peniston Band with Big Time Sarah. Sat 1/11, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 1/5, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Blues Crew with Al Harris. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Chi West Band. Sundays, 7 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. Tuesdays, 8 PM, blues jam with Blues Crew. Wednesdays, 8 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 8 PM, Chi West Band. 847-724-7171.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/3 through Mon 1/6 and Thu 1/9 through Sun 1/12, Buddy Guy (1/3, 1/4, 1/10, and 1/11 sold out). 312-427-0333.

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

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

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

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/3, Jimmy Thackery. Sat 1/4, Bob Margolin & Hubert Sumlin. Fri 1/10, Cafe R&B. Sat 1/11, Charlie Love. 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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 1/4, Tenry Johns. Sat 1/11, Big Al & the Heavyweights. 630-416-4898.

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

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

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Sundays, 8 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-642-7440.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/3, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Katherine Davis Band. 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 1/4, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. Tue 1/7, 8:30 PM, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 1/11, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander Band. 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. Sundays, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. 312-923-2000.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Sundays, 8 AM-noon, gospel brunch. 773-684-8665.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/3, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through

Saturdays. Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sundays, Charlie Love, 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 1/9, Jimmy Lane. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, Eddie Shaw. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 1/3, 9 PM, Noonday Darkness. Sat 1/4, 9:30 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/10, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-362-6688.

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

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/4, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4, Ken Saydak Trio. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-605-9900.

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

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4, Geneva Red & the Roadsters. 312-467-1600.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-640-1000.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/3, Charlie Love. Sat 1/4, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 1/8, Chico Banks (no cover). 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/3, Vini & the Demons, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 1/4, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Easy Baby, Little Arthur. Tuesdays, Fri 1/10, and Sat 1/11, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 1/8, Sharon Lewis. Thu 1/9, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. 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. Tue 1/7, Fabulous Fish Heads. Thu 1/9, Da Blues Guys. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/3, Eddie Shaw. Fri 1/10, Maurice John Vaughn. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/3, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/4, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fri 1/10, Magic Red & the Voodoo Tribe. Sat 1/11, Chicago Express. 847-991-2150.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 1/9, 3:30 PM, Dave Weld. 312-441-9334.

WIDOW McCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 5 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

jazz

concerts

DEE ALEXANDER, DJ MARK FULLA FLAVA perform at First Friday Chicago. Fri 1/3, 5:30 PM-2 AM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-419-0033.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND performs music by Frank Sinatra and the Benny Goodman Band. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 1/5, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JOHNNY FRIGO & JOE VITO Free concert. Tue 1/7, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS JAZZ ENSEMBLES with Mark Colby & Frank Portolese. Sat 1/11, 7:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-926-9898.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Tue 1/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOHN MOULDER & KEN HALL perform preceding author Li-Young Lee. Sun 1/5, 6 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

SPYRO GYRA Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

ANDY TECSON JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs jazz carols to celebrate the end of the Christmas season. Sun 1/5, 7 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

KENT WEHMAN & FRIENDS Proceeds benefit the restoration of Park Ridge Community Church. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

FRANK WINKLER TRIO Fri 1/10, noon, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Denise Thimes Jazz & Blues Show. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. 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. Wednesdays; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Twisted Jazz. 708-848-2801.

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 1/3 through Sun 1/5 and Tue 1/7, Bobby Lewis. Thu 1/9 through Sun 1/12, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 1/10, Ester Hana & Company. Sat 1/11, Frank D'Rone. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 7 PM, Joel Barry. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Green. 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 1/8, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 1/5, Outland Jazz Orchestra, Shawn Kellner. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 1/3, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 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: 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 1/3, 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.

CY'S CRAB HOUSE 3819 N. Ashland: Fridays, 8 PM, Minor Third Quartet. 773-883-8900.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, 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: Tue 1/7, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 1/8, 9:30 PM, Sound in Action Trio (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/3, 9:30 PM, Extraordinaires, Four Charms. Sun 1/5, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Sun 1/12, 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. Thu 1/9, 7:30 PM, Mark Colby Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Mon 1/6, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GIBSON'S 5464 River Rd., Rosemont: Mondays, 5-8 PM, pianist Scott Holman (no cover). 847-928-9900.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 1/5, 8 PM, Andrew Distel Quartet (no cover). Tue 1/7, 6 PM, Don Stille Trio (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 1/9, 6 PM, Peter Schwendener Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 1/3, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, John Moulder Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/4, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/5, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with Pong Unit One; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 1/6, 9 PM, John McLean Quintet. Tue 1/7, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 1/8, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/10, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Vandermark 5; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Vandermark 5; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 1/5, 9 PM, Rotational Solos, Duos, and Trios with Tim Barnes, Chris Corsano & Glenn Kotche. 773-227-4433.

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. Thu 1/9, 8 PM, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble, Ed Wilkerson/Nicole Mitchell Quartet. Sun 1/12, 4 PM, Sunday Songs hosted by Lucy Smith, with JoAnn Daugherty; 7:30 PM, Life in Review Jazz Band performs at the Poetry Competition Explosion II. 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, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 1/5, Tim Daisy. 773-935-2118.

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 1/3 through Sun 1/5, Barry Harris Trio. Mon 1/6, 8 and 10 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble perform music by Woody Herman. Thu 1/9 through Sun 1/12, Larry Coryell Trio. 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Saturdays, Pettis Pace & friends, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong. Sundays, 1 PM, jazz jam session. 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 1/3, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. Fri 1/10, 9:30 PM, Zach Brock. 773-348-7592.

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 1/7, 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. 630-573-1010.

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, 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 1/8, 7 PM, Matt Erion Trio. Fri 1/10, 9 PM, and Sat 1/11, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 630-446-4001.

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

MULLIGAN'S CAFE 7644 N. Sheridan: Saturdays, 8 PM, jazz jam session with Neshama (1/5 and 1/11 with June Gearon). 773-743-7855.

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. 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 1/3 and Sat 1/4, Deep Blue. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, Fareed Haque Quintet. 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 1/5, Trapeze Unit. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 1/12, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

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 1/3, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Alison Ruble Quartet. Sat 1/4, 9 PM, Jordan Baskin/Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 1/7, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wed 1/8, Alison Ruble Trio. Thu 1/9, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 1/10, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 1/11, 9 PM, Roderick Harper Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/4, Sam Bar-Sheshet Trio. Tue 1/7, Matt Federman. Wed 1/8, Dave Flippo Duo. Thu 1/9, Steve Ditzell. Sat 1/11, Redd Holt Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

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

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. Sat 1/11, 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 1/9, Jonathan Chen & Tatsu Aoki, the Hats with Dave McDonnell, Matt Schneider, Griffin Rodriguez & Dylan Ryan. 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.

VALLEY LODGE 906 Diamond Lake, Mundelein: Fridays, 8 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 847-281-8800.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/3, Damien Espinosa Trio. Sat 1/4, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thursdays, Ernest Dawkins Ensemble. Fri 1/10, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 1/11, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 312-791-9050.

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

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

international

concerts

CUERDAS CLASSICAS STRING ENSEMBLE & LIRA SINGERS in a concert of Polish and Mexican carols & hymns. Sat 1/4, 7 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. Sun 1/5, 3 PM, St. Bede the Venerable Church, 8200 S. Kostner. 773-539-4900.

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.

BOUZOUKI LOUNGE 310 S. Halsted: Thursdays through Sundays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians and singers perform with a belly dancer. 312-707-8600.

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, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue as part of "Tropical Thursdays" hosted by Orlaida Colon, with live bands and dance lessons by Milly. 312-266-1944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/4, 9:30 PM, Angel Melendez & Arallue, DJ El Papichulo (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM by Lisa la Boriqua). Sat 1/11, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 1/4, 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.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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

LA 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.

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, La Nueva Trova with Ramon Badillo. 312-421-8164.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJs El Guapo & Mercurio 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

ARS ANTIGUA performs Domenico Sarri's La furba e lo sciocco in a free concert. Sat 1/11, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391.

ROBERT BATES organ (Bach, Correa de Arauxo, PŠrt, Bates). Sun 1/12, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan, Northwestern University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

PAMELA BUBLITZ-SNIDER violin and viola, with pianist Shirley Grudzien (Brahms, Bach, Hindemith, Telemann). Benefit for Leslee Stevenson-Tejada medical expenses. Fri 1/10, 8 AM, Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan. 630-327-1116.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Peter Dabrowski, conductor, with pianist Haysun Khan in a free concert (Mozart, Bach, Elgar, Holst, J. Strauss). Sun 1/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 1/9 and Fri 1/10, 8 PM, and Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Antonio Pappano, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham (Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, Sibelius). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Free admission. Sat 1/11, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with pipa soloist Yang Wei and erhu soloist Betty Xiang in a program of Chinese and Western composers (Sheng, Ravel, and others). Sun 1/12, 4 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

BILL DRESDEN AND EMILY DAVIS piano and flute, with pianist Mary Drews (Griffes, Gershwin, Copland, Barber, Thomas). Wed 1/8, noon, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD in a new-music program. Thu 1/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with hornist Eric Ruske (Wagner, Bach/Ruske, Bach/Webern, Mozart, R. Strauss). Fri 1/3, 8:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:45 PM), Sat 1/4, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), and Sun 1/5, 3:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:45 PM), 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000 or 847-888-0404.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a family concert. Sat 1/11, 11 AM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Eckerling, conductor, with pianist Christopher Weldon (Respighi, Brahms, Rachmaninoff). Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-864-8804.

INNA FALIKS piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Schubert, Chopin). Free admission. Wed 1/8, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/3, 12:10 PM, soprano Dara Hobbs with pianist Jeffrey Panko (Handel, Chausson, R. Strauss, Caldwell). Fri 1/10, 12:10 PM, flutist Katrina Walter (Saint-Saens, Taktakishvili, Copland, Rimsky-Korsakov). 312-787-4570.

NORMA GENTILE soprano, sings music of Hildegard von Bingen. Sun 1/12, 4 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

JAMES GILES piano, with violinist Gerardo Ribeiro and cellist Marina Hoover (Barber, Shostakovich). Sat 1/11, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with cellist Ani Aznavoorian (Saint-Saens, Sibelius, Elgar). Sun 1/12, 3:30 PM, Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan, Northfield. 847-920-9569.

SCOTT HOSTETLER, J. LAWRIE BLOOM, ROBERT BARRIS, GAIL WILLIAMS, MATHIAS TACKE, RICHARD YOUNG, MARC JOHNSON, URSULA OPPENS, AND ANDREA SWAN oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, violin, viola, cello, and pianos (Mozart, Beethoven). Fri 1/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

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

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with cellist Emily Mantell, soprano Marie Michuda, and violinist Melissa White (Chabrier, Villa-Lobos, Bragato, Gershwin, Saint-Saens, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sat 1/11, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222. Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with the Chicago Master Singers Chorale in a program of American composers (Hansen, Rodgers, Harris, Bernstein). Fri 1/10 and Sat 1/11, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with trumpeter John Hagstrom (Haydn, Ives, Beethoven). See Critic's Choice. Sun 1/5, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-920-9569.

FRANK LITTLE AND BARBARA ANN MARTIN tenor and soprano (Ives, Crumb, Tucker). Mon 1/6, noon, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Mon 1/6, 7:30 PM, Thu 1/9, 2 PM, and Sat 1/11, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming and baritone Thomas Hampson (Massenet, Tha•s). 312-332-2244.

PATRICE MICHAELS, LYON LEIFER, MICHAEL BAHMANN, AND CRAIG TROMPETER soprano, flute, harpsichord, and cello (Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, and others). Sun 1/12, 3 PM, Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th. 773-442-4978.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Nicholas Kraemer, conductor and harpsichord, with countertenor Daniel Taylor (Handel, Bach). Sun 1/12, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

BRADLEY OPLAND AND TEA LOMDARIBZE double bass and piano, in a free concert (Vandhal, Koussevitzky). Mon 1/6, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

PACIFICA QUARTET with pianist Wu Han (Mendelssohn, Brahms). Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 1/11, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GIL SHAHAM, ADELE ANTHONY, BLAIR MILTON, BAIRD DODGE, LAWRENCE NEUMAN, STEPHEN BALDERSTON, AND ANDREA SWAN violins, violas, cello, and piano (Beethoven, Prokofiev, Brahms). Sun 1/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

MARK VALENTI piano (Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Debussy). Sun 1/12, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1015 Curtis, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200.

YUEN-FAT WONG violin, in a free concert. Wed 1/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

miscellaneous

CHICAGO ACCORDION CLUB Free in-store performance. Fri 1/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN 33rd annual holiday concert; free admission. Sun 1/5, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 312-427-4830.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB Tue 1/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-236-7850.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 1/3, students from the Dance Academy perform. Mon 1/6, Cafe Fusion Duo. Wed 1/8, Giordano II Jazz Dance Chicago. Fri 1/10, Cook County Jazz Commission. 312-346-3278.

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