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AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 Williams, Crystal Lake. 815-356-9212.

BACK 40 Free in-store performance. Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

BACK TO THE 60s AND 70s Rock On Entertainment impersonators perform tributes to Tom Jones, the Beatles, Rod Stewart, Karen Carpenter, Neil Diamond, and Elvis, with MC Ron Onesti. Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills, Willowbrook. 630-323-7530 or 844-458-5551.

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS 18 & over. Sat 1/25, 9 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ALEXANDRA BILLINGS, ALANDA COON, NAN MASON, SUSAN MAY, TOM MICHAEL perform under the direction of Bill Underwood at a benefit for 44th Ward aldermanic candidate Tom Tunney. Tue 1/21, 6 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 312-645-9400, ext. 23.

COMMONBOND Fri 1/24, 9 PM, the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-748-2880. Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, Summerdale Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performances. Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 1/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DJSHEWOLF, TERESA VASQUEZ, JUSTIN C. ROUNDS, MOIRA CUE, JONATHAN CHEN, DEREK HOFFEND, DJ MESSY STENCH and others perform at a gallery reception for "All Good Girls Go to Heaven." Fri 1/24, 9 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

RUSS FORSTER celebrates the release of his documentary about tribute bands, Tributary, with a DVD screening and a live performance; free admission. See Post No Bills. Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

BORIS HAUF & LITO WALKEY, NATHANIEL BRADDOCK ENSEMBLE, DJ JUNKROC perform as part of the "Decomposure at Deadtech" series. Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

HERMAN'S HERMITS WITH PETER NOONE, GRASSROOTS WITH ROB GRILL, BUCKINGHAMS Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PHIL KEAGGY Benefit for Lazarus House. Sat 1/25, 7 PM, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

ERIC LEONARDSON, DOUGGPOUND, SEAN OWENS Wed 1/22, 8 PM, second floor, Buddy Space, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

NAN MASON, KAT TAYLOR, MICHELLE BRADLEY, STEPHEN RADER, TOM MICHAEL, BECKIE MENZIE, SUZANNE PETRI with bassist John Whitfield, saxophonist James Perkins, and pianist Bob Moreen perform "Come On-A My House: A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney"; benefit for American Theater Company. Fri 1/17, 7 PM, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron. 773-929-1031.

JON MUELLER performs as part of the "NOW" music series. Thu 1/23, 8:30 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. 773-645-8075.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC STAFF MEMBERS & FRIENDS perform a tribute to the Rolling Stones. Fri 1/17, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ALICE PEACOCK Free in-store performance. Thu 1/23, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS, WHISPERS Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

JIM PETERIK performs and leads a workshop entitled "Songwriting for Dummies." Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

QUIET STORM with Norman Connors & the Starship Orchestra, Jean Carne, Michael Henderson, Keith Washington, Michael Ross. Sun 1/19, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ROLLING STONES, RYAN ADAMS Tue 1/21 and Wed 1/22, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

HENRY ROLLINS performs spoken word; all-ages. Wed 1/22, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SHAKIRA, PAY THE GIRL See Critic's Choice. Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

PETER STUART Free in-store performance. Wed 1/22, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Wed 1/22, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Thu 1/23, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

FRANK TRIBES Free in-store performance. Fri 1/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

URBAN SOUND perform at a discussion and performance by visual artist and pianist Akainyah at a live taping of Afriscope Radio. Sat 1/18, 6:30 PM, Akainyah Gallery, 357 W. Erie. 312-654-0333.

USUAL SUSPECTZ, LYRISIS, IMAN, MJH, ONE CHANCE, ILLANOYZE & others Free concert and showcase hosted by Elemental. Fri 1/17, 7 PM, Conaway Multicultural Center, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. 312-663-1600.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Tue 1/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WINTER DANCE PARTY 2003: A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS & THE BIG BOPPER with John Mueller, Ray Anthony, J.P. Richardson Jr., and Sherry Holly. Thu 1/23, 8 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 1/17, 10 PM, and Sat 1/18, 6 and 10 PM, Camper Van Beethoven (see Spot Check; 1/18 early show 18 & over; 1/17 and 1/18 late show sold out). Thu 1/23, 9 PM, Waco Brothers, the Sadies, Jon Langford & the Sadies (see Spot Check). Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Leon Russell. 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 1/21, Dropout. 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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. In the Music Room: Fri 1/17, Amoreys. Sat 1/18, Zero 260. 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 1/17, Knee Deep Shag, Tim Nagle, Olde Style. Sat 1/18, Drapes, M's, Clyde Federal. Sun 1/19, 10 PM, Reigning Sound, Fondas. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/21, Sleepers, Exit 68. Wed 1/22, 9 PM, Megaphone Crooners, Powderhouse, Quinn's Uncle. Thu 1/23, Paper Airplane Pilots, Wanderlust. Fri 1/24, Shadowtribe, Jute, Raised on Zenith. Sat 1/25, Lost Sounds, Ponys, Combo #3. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/17, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Bleak, Killie McGee. Sat 1/18, Parade of Fools, Sister Child, Black Velvet Band. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Fri 1/24, Wombat Carnival, Madluv. Sat 1/25, Mammoth Car, Krypton. 773-384-0043.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Fridays, 3-7 PM, and Saturdays, 1-5 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.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 1/19, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/17, Callaghan, Apartment, Ethos, Unique Chique. Sat 1/18, 6 PM, Toasters, Safes, Skapone (all-ages); 10 PM, Ether, Buzzhorn, Ten Minute Vision (18 & over). Sun 1/19, Stage Fright: Animal Kingdom of Rock. Wed 1/22, open mike hosted by Outlaw Family Band. Thu 1/23, Last of the Showmen, Deer, Gold Coast Refuse (18 & over). Fri 1/24, Superbig, Zero to Nine, Split Habit, Rolls (18 & over). Sat 1/25, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Epicycle, Sonnets. Sun 1/26, Rick Ness. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Herminators with Rodney Holmes, Kip Reed & Mitch Stein. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 1/23, Banned Band. Sat 1/25, Old No. 8, Cast Iron Filter. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 1/17, 7 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 1/24, 7 PM, Jim Henning & James Wayman (no cover). 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 1/19, the Me Decade, Larry O. Dean & Derek Walvoord. Sun 1/26, Erin Jordan, Kenosis, Andreas Kapsalis & Company. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/18, JR & the Mudcats. Fri 1/24, Tumbleweed. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/18, Hush Puppies. Fri 1/24, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sat 1/25, Riptones. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Sat 1/18, 8 PM, David & Marian. 847-835-3320.

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

CLEARWATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Thu 1/23, RSB. 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. Sat 1/18, Tag Team DJs spin at an 8th anniversary celebration. 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. Fri 1/17, David Perry's Purple Tree. Sat 1/18, Pat McCurdy. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 1/24, Dan Darrah, DJ Albino Red. Sat 1/25, Surly, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Tom Chase Band. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 1/18, R-Gang. Sat 1/25, Exceptions. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/17, 9:30 PM, Cover Gurl, Wookie Love. Sat 1/18, 11 PM, Mad Cobra with Rasta Kelly & Bunny Jackson. Wed 1/22, 9 PM, Sunset Black, Blown, Simple Something. Thu 1/23, 9 PM, Blackout, Ion Veil, Walking Man. Fri 1/24, 9:30 PM, Mic One. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Magic Rocker. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/17, Toys. Sat 1/18, Infinity (Journey tribute). Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/24, X-Side. Sat 1/25, Sweettarts. 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; 10:30 PM, Matt Davis. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Tony Rodgers. Sundays, 7 PM, Kate Loitz. Mon 1/20, 8 PM, Jana Robbins (Cy Coleman tribute). Thu 1/23, 8 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm. 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. Sun 1/19, DJ Baby Z. Mon 1/20, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 1/21, DJ John Almonte. Wed 1/22, DJ Billy D. spins country & western. Thu 1/23, DJ Kevin. Sun 1/26, Lady J Experience. 773-472-2771.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sun 1/19, Six Strings & Vinyl. Sat 1/25, Starcandy. 312-421-6485.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Kenny Brown, Old No. 8, Cornmeal. Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Funkadesi, Deep, Karma Sutra. Mon 1/20, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra with Blondie Chaplin. Tue 1/21, 9 PM, Sono, Interociter, Union. Wed 1/22, 9 PM, Leroy Fix, Disengage, Knife of Simpson, Redneck Exorcist. Thu 1/23, 9 PM, Conscious Pool, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Volta Sound, Alphabet. Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Division of Laura Lee, Burning Brides, Catheters, Spindle. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Dorian Taj, Chocolate Covered Karma, Dirty Love. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/17, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 1/18, Hidden Agenda. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/24, Jack Straw. Sat 1/25, Michael Heaton Band. 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 1/17, Fabulous Janes, Kickin' Otis. Sat 1/18, Scheme, Yes Men. Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 1/24, 9:30 PM, X2. Sat 1/25, Terata, Blender, Dave Tamkin. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Big Bang Music Theory, June's Arrival, Jet Set Cutie. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Lunch, Cycle Something, Family Groove Co. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 1/21, 9 PM, 22 Down, Memories, Peel. Thu 1/23, 9 PM, Fags. Fri 1/24, 9:45 PM, Sean Kelly, Tom Askin, Chris Gilmartin. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Pala, the Charm, Starcandy. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Goblins, Witches (see Spot Check), Patsys. Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Seasonal Depression Social with Misty Martinez & the Novice, Foamula, the Doppelganger, Emotions, DJ Z Manic. Sun 1/19, 9 PM, live-band karaoke with the Hootenanners, Karaoke Dokies. Mon 1/20, 9:30 PM, the Industry, Arnold Jackson, Young & Pretty. Thu 1/23, 9 PM, Def Harmonic, Signaldrift, Caural, Wobblyhead DJs. Fri 1/24, 10 PM, Tenki, Sights, Organ Wolf. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Appleseed Cast, Pinebender, Chin Up Chin Up. Sun 1/26, 9:30 PM, DJ? Acucrack, Pointy Teeth, Odd*is*he, DJs Chris Gin & Nosmo. 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. Sat 1/18 and Thu 1/23, Rasta Kelly. Sun 1/19 and Fri 1/24, Indika. Wed 1/22, Devon Brown. Sat 1/25, 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. Fri 1/17, Velocity. Sat 1/18, Video Stars. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 1/23, Jim Wodjla. Fri 1/24, Only Sons. Sat 1/25, Aunt Janet. 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, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Allie Partynski, Josiah Spinelli. Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Disposable Pets, Swizzle Tree. 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 1/17, 6 PM, Jinxpack, Amazing Transparent Man, Much the Same, Starstruck; 10 PM, Murder in the Red Barn, No Funeral, Red Ink. Sat 1/18, 7000 Dying Rats (see Spot Check), Pelican, No Doctors, He Who Corrupts, Lozenge, Ganon. Sun 1/19, "Flip the Hip-Hop Script" with D-Stage, Ill-De-Script, Mateo, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jonathan Chen, Farm Crew (benefit for P.A.N.G.: Producing Arts for a New Generation). Tue 1/21, 6 PM, Keepsake, Fallout Boy, Mae, Mayfield; 10 PM, Archaeology, Fort Rile Dog, Digital Kill. Wed 1/22, Little Joe Gould, Narrator, A-Set, Braves. Thu 1/23, Detachment Kit, Honor System, Evaluation. Fri 1/24, 6 PM, Preacher Gone to Texas, Plan of Attack, Scissors; 10 PM, Milk at Midnight, School Shooter, Superchrist. Sat 1/25, 5 PM, One Man Army, the Exit, Deminer; 10 PM, Lying in States, Dials, Exo, Heather's Damage (benefit for WLUW). Sun 1/26, 6 PM, Brazil, Fairview, Kissing Chaos, Ex-Mineral, Pop Unknown; 10 PM, DaborSpasBeken, Male Models, No. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/17, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Tue 1/21, 9 PM, Western Box Turtles, Gin Palace Jesters, Honeybees. Wed 1/22, 9 PM, Leave, Inchworm. Fri 1/24, 10 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Frisbie. 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 1/17, Vona. Sat 1/18, Free Beer. Fri 1/24, Core. 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.

FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL 2060 N. Cleveland: Sat 1/25, 9 PM, Chico. 773-935-2060.

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 1/17, Only Sons. Fri 1/24, Frank Orrall. 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 1/17, Rotgut, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 1/18, Gravetones, Immaculate Deceptions. Wed 1/22, Darkroom Chemicals. Fri 1/24, Green Gnome Project with Laura Braun. Sat 1/25, Fly-By-Night Hillbillies. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jen Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Sun 1/19, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 1/20, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Beckie Menzie. Tue 1/21, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 1/22, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Thu 1/23, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sun 1/26, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/17, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/19, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/20, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 1/21, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 1/22, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Jen Porter. Thu 1/23, 5:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe. Fri 1/24, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Jeff Roscoe. Sun 1/26, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 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: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/17, Mark Vee, Maria Hines. Sat 1/25, Convulsions. 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.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/17, David Zollo, Puerto Muerto. Sat 1/18, Stephanie Rogers. Thursdays, 8 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. Fri 1/24, Daybirds, Mark Sheehy. Sat 1/25, Beatnik Turtle, Hillbillies From Space, Lunar Breakdown. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 1/18, Chicago Catz. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 1/24, 9 PM, and Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Sweet Medicine. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN COVE 5338 N. Lincoln: DJs spin and host karaoke nightly after 10 PM. 773-275-6711.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/17, 5:30 PM, HiHi Barbicane, Miss Alex White (no cover). Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Ancient Greeks (see Critic's Choice), Nad Navillus, Tim Kinsella. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Tallulah, Ryan Rapsys. Mon 1/20, 8 PM, Nora O'Connor with Eric Z. & Steve Frisbie. Wed 1/22, 10 PM, Boas, 90 Day Men. Thu 1/23, 9 PM, Ofays, Bitter Tears of Petra Van Kant, Danger/Adventure (benefit for Thax Douglas). Fri 1/24, 5:30 PM, HiHi Barbicane, Miss Alex White (no cover); 10 PM, Manishevitz, Kissinger. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/17, Chronic Itch, Smythe, F.E.L.T. Sat 1/18, Minus Zero, Daniel Roughan & the B-Sides. Wed 1/22, open mike. Thu 1/23, Sweet Medicine, R.U.R. Fri 1/24, Foam Rubber, Jimmy Kingsway Band, Caly Lapetina Band. Sat 1/25, Groovepushers, Hypnofugue. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Hip-Hop Hoodios, Organic Mind Unit. Tue 1/21, 9 PM, "Tambayan" hosted by KP & Universe Neo, with DJ Stizo, Gina Magsombol & others (18 & over). 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 1/17, Teena Marie, DJ Diego. Sat 1/18, Jackopierce, Starch Martins (sold out). Sun 1/19, 6:30 PM, Get Up Kids, Coheed & Cambria, Daniel Andriano (all-ages). Tue 1/21, 6:45 PM, Kittie, Biohazard, 18 Visions, Brand New Sin (all-ages). Thu 1/23 and Fri 1/24, Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute), Tijuana Strip Club (1/24 sold out). Sat 1/25, Erykah Badu, Cody Chesnutt (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, the Zone. Wed 1/22 and Thu 1/23, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/17, Karlye. Sat 1/18, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Thu 1/23, Three Minute Mile. Fri 1/24, Mieka Pauley. 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. Sundays, 8 PM, "You Sing It Sundays" open mike with backup singers and a band, hosted by Bill Larkin. 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.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Wed 1/22, neo-soul and poetry open mike hosted by Kwana Knight. 773-684-8665.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 1/18, 17th Floor. Thu 1/23, 8 PM, Deuces Wild; 10 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 1/24, Too White Crew. Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Something for Joey, Only Infinity (benefit for Steph Wetzel and the Lupus Foundation of America); X2 (in the front room). 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.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: No cover. Tue 1/21, 9:30 PM, F. Lawrence Grassen & the Floating Gondolas, Lool Cuab, Lord of the Yum Yum, DJs Rotten Milk & Bosco spin electronic, experimental, and IDM. 773-728-2663.

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. Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ DuJuan. Wed 1/22, Dave Roberts. 773-665-1110.

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

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 8 PM, "The Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase (1/17 with Twang Bang; 1/24 with Shelley Miller, Kumail, Joe Fournier). 773-248-1820.

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 1/17, 10 PM, Tears, Giggies, Powerknobs, Spchial Ed. Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Blue Shade Witness, Malcolm Effect, Saraphine, Knuckleduster. Sun 1/19, 9 PM, Dexter, Wanderlust (no cover). Tue 1/21, 9 PM, Little Big Men (no cover). Wed 1/22, 9 PM, 420, WHT. Thu 1/23, 9 PM, Logic of Elliott. Fri 1/24, 10 PM, Phantom 3, Highball, M.O.T.O., Pizzle. Sat 1/25, 9 PM, Alora, Wake of Aces. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos & Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Harmony Riley, Casey Mehan, Chauncey. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Otiel Burbridge & the Peacemakers, Freefall. Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Jeff Coffin Mu'tet. Wed 1/22, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 1/23, 9 PM, Freefall, Mad Lab, Arthur Bludgeon. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Starrunner, Humpback Wail, Time Bomb Taxi. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/24, Brother Willis. Sat 1/25, Jimmy Minx Band. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Helen Stellar, Tracer, American Cosmonaut, Sour Deluxe (18 & over). Sat 1/18, 11 PM, "Ice Ball" with DJ Earl Pleasure. Sun 1/19, Mon 1/20, Wed 1/22, Thu 1/23, and Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, Zwan (see Spot Check; sold out; 1/19 with Children's Hour; 1/20 with Dead Meadow; 1/22 with Assassins; 1/23 with King Kong; 1/25 with South of Houston). Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Guided by Voices, Boas (18 & over). Sun 1/26, 5:30 PM, Alkaline Trio, Hot Water Music, the Ghost, the Exit, Solea (all-ages benefit for the National Lymphedema Network and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/17, Jack Straw. Sat 1/18, the Pack. 847-362-6688.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/25, Gypsy. 847-259-9724.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Jackson Rohm. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Tight Fit. 708-366-8073.

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.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/18, Airtight Garage, Ballcock Assembly, Forgotten Four, Zeno. Sun 1/19, Karmageddon. Tue 1/21, Pony Dance Party. Wed 1/22, Jumpsuit. Thu 1/23, T-Bone & friends. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Wolcott, National Jet Set, Vatican Unit. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Urban Twang, Hoyle Brothers, Kent Rose. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Phil Circle & friends. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/23 with John Hasbrouck, Don Bapst). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 1/17, Sunhead King, Downtown Tripper Mind, Stone Puppet, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Hip-Hop Hoodios, Organic Mind Unit, Endangered Species, Dirty MF. Sundays, Leddie Garcia, DJ Madrid, Billy Dickens, DJ Form. Mon 1/20, 7 PM, Tinted, Skywind, Symptoms, Blue Groove Lounge with Jesse de la Pena. Tuesdays, midnight, DJs Alo, I-Ron, Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 1/22, 10 PM, Dreaming Tree, Musical Outfits, Dean; 1:30 AM, DJ Form. Fri 1/24, Ultamaxx. Sat 1/25, Woolworthy, Drive, Ethyline. Sun 1/26, Behold the Living Corpse, Buried at Sea, Dysrhythmia, Rune. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 1/17, 9:30 PM, Seven Degrees From Center, Flathead Fillups, Pimps, Pinch. Sat 1/18, 5 PM, Blank Theory, Faceplant, Sunset Black, Gravelbone (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Monster Trux, Faceplant, Suckerpunch, Life Without. Sun 1/19, 5 PM, Homage Sun, Lucius War Baby, Great Solar Stance, Animus, I Love Rich (all-ages). Fri 1/24, 9:30 PM, D'z Nutz, Eyesore, Hope Kills Fear, Santeria. Sat 1/25, 5 PM, Faceless, Shred, Mutter, Canula (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Holy Moses, Simmering, Pete Berwick & the Renegades. 708-756-0600.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Fri 1/17, 10 PM, My Sacrifice (Creed tribute). 708-293-1837.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/17, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 1/18, Mike & Joe. Thu 1/23, Electric Rhino. Fri 1/24, Catfight. Sat 1/25, DJ? Acucrack, Pointy Teeth, Odd*is*he, DJs Chris Gin & Nosmo. 815-758-2715.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 1/24, 10 PM, My Sacrifice (Creed tribute). 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/17, Son of Dad, Lucky Jackson. Sat 1/18, Naked Oil Twister. Sun 1/19, Jarod Bufe & friends. Wed 1/22, Surly. Thu 1/23, Maslow Needs. Fri 1/24, Citizens. Sat 1/25, Red Wigglers. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/18, Rock Star Club, Fizzgig. Sun 1/19, El Salvador Dalai Llamas. Thu 1/23, Battle of the Monster Drunks. Sat 1/25, America's #1 Sweethearts, Artist Formerly Known As Vince. 773-252-7767.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Thu 1/23, Paul Allodi. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/17, Deals Gone Bad, the Itch, Zvooks. Sat 1/18, Phenoms, Bump 'n' Uglies, Expatriates, Big Spit. Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Silt, Secret Unknown. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Tue 1/21, 8 PM Aram Shelton's Gray Ghost, Keefe Jackson Group, World According to Nouns. Wed 1/22, 8 PM, Pal, the Stare. Thu 1/23, 8 PM, Family Tree, Nacrobats, Prophets of the Ghetto, DJs Kevin Maxey & Tone B. Nimble. Fri 1/24, Solea, Jupiter, Turn Pale, Michael Columbia, Pots & Pans. Sat 1/25, Troubled Hubble, the Moment, Steven, Story Of. Sun 1/26, 8 PM, Smush, Son of John Doe, Georges. 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. 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 Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle. 312-492-6100.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Chris Tomasone & Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

ROCK HOUSE CAFE 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/17, Frankenpony, Jesters, Maurice & the Cheeks. Sat 1/18, Disonic, Flathead Fillups, Nuisance, Life Without. Thu 1/23, Platinum, Paleo, Last Valley. Fri 1/24, Lydon Moon, Vic Perrino, Question of Honor. Sat 1/25, Life Without, El Guapo, Savitre, Escape From Earth. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/17, Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath tribute), Born Against Time. Sat 1/18, American English (Beatles tribute). Fri 1/24, Wild Side (Motley Crue tribute), Soul Joke. Sat 1/25, Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute), Blu Magoo. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Lilys (see Spot Check), Light FM, Saturday Nights. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Dolly Varden, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Nadine. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Graham Colton, Georgia Avenue (all-ages); 10 PM, Paris, TX, Missile, Decibully, Elizabeth Elmore. Tue 1/21, 8 PM, Mary Lou Lord, Adam Goldman. Wed 1/22, 9 PM, Waybacks, JT & the Clouds, Cub Country. Thu 1/23, 7:30 PM, California Guitar Trio (see Spot Check). Fri 1/24, 10 PM, Del Rey, Countsensor, Taking Pictures. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Oskar Saville, Josh Ritter. 773-525-2508.

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

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Sat 1/18 and Sat 1/25, 9 PM, Q-Blue (no cover). 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Thu 1/23, 9:30 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: Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Celestial Static, Dark Green Bottles. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Earatik Statik, Rise & Shine, Profound, PACIFICS, Sun, DJs Doc West & Alo. Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Bryter, Matt Hoffer. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Deadly Dragon Sound System with DJs Rik Shaw & Scratch Famous. 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, 9 PM, spoken word showcase with live bands. 773-278-6600.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Carmin Turco, Stuart Davis. Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Jeffrey Altergott, Summer Chance, Yvonne Doll. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Andy Levin, Chicago Stick Duo, Wandering Endorphin. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 1/21, 8 PM, Your Little Ponies. Wednesdays, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase (1/22 with Larry O. Dean, Marlon Longid, Seventy-Two Others, Shelley Miller). Fri 1/24, 8 PM, Twang Bang, Example: None. Sat 1/25, 6 PM, Teflons, Kicking Out Priscilla, Patchouli. Sun 1/26, 7 PM, Kristin Shout, Julie Frost, Dayna Malow. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/17, Arnold Jackson, Leave. Sat 1/18, In Theory, Benjamin Lehl Band. Sundays, DJs spin funk, R&B, and soul. Mondays, DJ Vibe Instigatah. Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. 773-327-2739.

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

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: Music after 9 PM. Wed 1/22, Pinch, Moda, Fags, Missile, Elvi, Animal Farm. 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 1/17, Carl Brown, Rising Lion. Sat 1/18, New Flavor, Dub Dis. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Swivel Hips Smith, Smokestack, Del Mar. Sat 1/18, 9:30 PM, Quiver Lip, NYR, All for Adeline, Josh Holmes Band. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights (no cover). Mondays, 8 PM, Starrunner (no cover). Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Wayne Healy Band. Wed 1/22, 9 PM, the Effect. Thu 1/23, 9 PM, Bound to Change, Best Days Behind. Fri 1/24, 10 PM, Cosmic Haze, Head Down. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Bob Wiseman, Damn Ugly Children. 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 1/24, percussionist Louie Louie, DJs Eric Ross, Frique & Uncle Milty. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJs D Double & Artek spin reggae, hip-hop & soul. Sat 1/18, DJ Splinter. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage & indie rock. Tue 1/21, Jeremy James, DJ Striz. Wed 1/22, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thu 1/23, Devo, Chris Gin, Avex Axiom. Sat 1/25, DJ Lego. 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.

BREATHE 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fri 1/17, DJ Fritz, Chris Gin. 773-528-3400.

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.

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. Sun 1/19, DJ Tom McBride. 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.

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

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. Fri 1/17, Johnny Chaos & John Curley, Scarlett Etienne. 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.

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 (1/21 with F. Lawrence Grassen & the Floating Gondolas, Lool Cuab, Lord of the Yum Yum). 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: Tue 1/21, Sombionix, DJ Adam Nelson. 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 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo. Saturdays, Nandy Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop, DJ Solange (in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Nandy Maxx, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin hip-hop and house. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Finesse, DJ Solange (1/23 with DJ Thomsvast). 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 1/17, Heather, Cesar Ramirez. Sat 1/18, Miles Maeda, DJ_S. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs spin punk, ska, new wave, and reggae. Fri 1/24, Nick Nice, Brad Owen. Sat 1/25, J-Dub, Hrme. 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. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Terp. 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. 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. 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. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy (no cover). 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 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). Sat 1/18, Saeed & Palash, Medicine 8, Naveen G, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Sat 1/25, DJ Three, Rowan Blades, Jonathan Ojeda, Chris Gin, DJ Laura B. 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. Fri 1/17, Eddie Armador, DJ Nique, Justin Long & Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 1/18, Duane King, John Curley, Ashish Shah, Johny Chaos, Tobias, Andre Harris, PNS. Fri 1/24, Brett Johnson, Greg Norwood, DJ Alvin, Justin Long & Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 1/25, Omar Perez, Rick Guerrero, Luis Segura, Beto Rox, 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

TOM DUNDEE Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, gymnasium, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

JIMMIE DALE GILMORE, PIETA BROWN & BO RAMSEY Sat 1/25, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TIM GRIMM SMALL BAND Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-964-4871.

IN THE DEEP HEART'S CORE with Kathy Cowan, Joseph Sobol, Tom Orf & Laura Risk. Sun 1/19, 3 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ISLA, BONNIE & TERRY OLDFIELD Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Park City. 847-949-5355.

BONNIE KOLOC BAND WITH HOWARD LEVY Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JOHN SMITH Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

ROSALIE SORRELS, SPIDER JOHN KOERNER, MARK DVORAK, CHRIS WALZ Tribute to Dave Van Ronk and benefit for the Dave Van Ronk Scholarship Fund. Fri 1/24, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN WILLIAMS & STEAM Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-779-7059.

DARRYL WORLEY, TRACE ADKINS Fri 1/24, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

folk & country

clubs

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/25, Bert Cattoni Band. 847-381-8585.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 1/20, 8 PM, John & Ellen Wright. Sat 1/25, 8:30 PM, jam session hosted by 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 1/17, 9:30 PM, Celtic Aires. Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Katie Sullivan. Fri 1/24, 9:30 PM, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Clan na Gael. 708-687-9323.

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

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 1/19, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 8 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 1/17, Paddy Go Easy. Sat 1/18, Dooley Brothers. Fri 1/24, Amy Dolan & friends. Sat 1/25, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 1/23, 8:30 PM, Tish Hinojosa. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 1/25, Eric Lugosch. 630-393-1247.

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

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Liquor Pickers (no cover). 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 9 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 1/19, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

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

McNAMARA'S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 4328 W. Irving Park: Music at 7 PM. Sat 1/18 and Sat 1/25, Cecile & Mac. 773-725-1800.

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: Sat 1/18, 7 PM, Al Stewart (sold out). 773-525-2508.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 1/17, Natural Bob & Micky Holdsworth. Fri 1/24, Traveler's Dream. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Thu 1/23, 8 PM, Ticklepenny Corner. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

SOLOMON BURKE, CICERO BLAKE, OTIS CLAY & THE PLATINUM BAND, MAVIS STAPLES perform at the Chicago Soul Jamboree; see Critic's Choice. Fri 1/17, 7 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

JIMMY BURNS, JOHNNY B. MOORE, JODIE CHRISTIAN & FRED ANDERSON, ERNEST DAWKINS NEW HORIZONS ENSEMBLE WITH JEFF PARKER Free admission. Thu 1/23, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-427-1676.

SHIRLI & BUTCH DIXON Free "Speakin' of the Blues" performance and discussion. Fri 1/17, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-744-3315.

GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA Local gospel choirs perform. Sat 1/25, 7 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5300.

YOKO NOGE Free concert. Fri 1/24, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE performs spirituals, hymns, and gospel music in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. Free concert. Mon 1/20, 11 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS, WHISPERS Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

RHYTHM ROCKETS All-ages. Fri 1/17 and Fri 1/24, 9 PM (with swing dance lessons at 8 PM), Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BAND Free admission. Fri 1/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KEN SMITH Free concert. Wed 1/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ANN WARD & FRIENDS perform "Searching for the Promised Land: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement." Mon 1/20, 1:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600, ext. 236.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/17 and Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Manuel Arrington Blues Revue with New Orleans Beau. 773-483-7728.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

B&W LOUNGE 2611 W. Ogden: Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Taildragger. 773-722-8744.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. In the Music Room: Fri 1/24, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 1/21, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Lindsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 1/21, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. 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 1/17, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted with Jimmy Johnson. Sat 1/18, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Mon 1/20, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/21, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Wed 1/22, Pistol Pete. Thu 1/23, Lindsey Alexander. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 1/26, noon, Eric Lugosch. 312-226-6666.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Blues Crew with Al Harris. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Chi West Band (1/18 with Blues Crew featuring Al Harris, Harmonica Khan). 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 1/17, Buddy Guy, John Primer (sold out). Sat 1/18, Buddy Guy, Kenny Brown (sold out). Sun 1/19, Buddy Guy, Larry McCray (sold out). Mon 1/20, Buddy Guy, Carlos Johnson (sold out). Tue 1/21, Joanna Connor. Wed 1/22, Vance Kelly. Thu 1/23, Buddy Guy, Matthew Skoller (sold out). Fri 1/24, Buddy Guy, Popa Chubby (sold out). Sat 1/25, Buddy Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (sold out). 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/17, Big Sweaty Men. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/17, Ken Saydak Trio. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/17, Carl Weathersby. Sat 1/18, Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang. Fri 1/24, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Sat 1/25, Popa Chubby. 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.

EDWARDS' ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGE 4252 S. King Dr.: Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Killer Ray & the Killer Band. 773-536-7292.

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.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Big Jack Johnson. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Michael Coleman. 708-788-2118.

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. Sat 1/25, Code Blues. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 1/18, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. Sat 1/25, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 630-416-4898.

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

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

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

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Music at 10 PM. Fridays and Sat 1/18, Johnny B. Moore Blues Revue. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/18, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. Tue 1/21, 8:30 PM, Toronzo & Cannonball Express (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 1/25, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Blues on the 88s. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch features local choirs. Wed 1/22, 8 PM, Taj Mahal Trio, Steepwater Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 1/21, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 1/22 and Thu 1/23, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 1/24, Pete Special. Sat 1/25, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 1/25, Toronzo & Cannonball Express. 312-245-0333.

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. Thu 1/23 through Sun 1/26, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues. 312-670-2473.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Larry McCray. 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 1/23, Vance Kelly. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Anthony Gomes. 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 ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGE 7247 S. Racine: Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Willie White & the Concept Band. 773-865-5583.

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.

MARTY'S BAR & GRILL 19931 Wolf, Mokena: Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-478-0071.

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 1/17, 9 PM, Transmission. Sat 1/18, 9:30 PM, Tenry Johns Band. Fri 1/24, 9 PM, and Sat 1/25, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander. 630-446-4001.

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

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM: Tue 1/21, Greg Pasenko. 312-787-9596.

PADDY MAC'S 4157 N. Pulaski: Bar and grill with music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/25, Madman Blues Band. 773-279-9300.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Tue 1/21, Brother John Duo. Thursdays, Steve Ditzell. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Carl Davis 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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 1/23, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-276-9730.

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 1/17, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 1/18, Jimmy Burns. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender (see Critic's Choice). Wed 1/22, Studebaker John (no cover). Thu 1/23, Sammy Fender (see Critic's Choice), Sugar Babe (no cover). Fri 1/24, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 1/25, Steve Arvey. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band (1/18 with Eddie Taylor Jr.). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 1/22, Sharon Lewis. Thu 1/23, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Fri 1/24, Popa Chubby. Sat 1/25, Kinsey Report. 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 1/19, John Kattke. Thu 1/23, Grana Louise. Sun 1/26, Steve Harvey. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/17, Dave Specter. Fri 1/24, Chicago R&B Band. 847-517-2722.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Sat 1/18 and Sun 1/19, 11 AM-2 PM, Greg Pasenko Duo. 312-787-9596.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/17, Pat Smillie. Sat 1/18, Liz Mandville Greeson. Fri 1/24, Bart Alonzo Band. Sat 1/25, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/17, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Sat 1/18, Billy Flynn & the Flynntones. Fri 1/24, Chicago Blue Angels. Sat 1/25, Easy Baby Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 1/23, 3:30 PM, Michael Rodio. 312-441-9334.

STASH LEAHY'S PUB 13404 Olde Western, Blue Island: Sat 1/25, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-389-3865.

TAILGATE BILL'S PUB 10240 S. Kedzie, Evergreen Park: Sat 1/18, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-499-0022.

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/17, Rockin' Johnny Band. 815-337-3663.

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

jazz

concerts

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK & PAULINHO GARCIA Free admission. Fri 1/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BARRISTERS BIG BAND Free concert. Fri 1/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MWATA BOWDEN & SOUND SPECTRUM Free "Musicality of Poetry" concert with Sekou Sundiata. Thu 1/23, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MWATA BOWDEN & SOUND SPECTRUM performs at "Words in Motion: The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr." with poet Bassey Ikpi and others. Mon 1/20, 7 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

NICK BROSTE & FRED LONBERG-HOLM Free concert. Tue 1/21, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

ARI BROWN performance and discussion with author Ashley Kahn. Thu 1/23, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Fri 1/24, 8 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

OSCAR BROWN JR. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-221-6566.

JIMMY BURNS, JOHNNY B. MOORE, JODIE CHRISTIAN & FRED ANDERSON, ERNEST DAWKINS NEW HORIZONS ENSEMBLE WITH JEFF PARKER Free admission. Thu 1/23, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-427-1676.

ORBERT DAVIS Free in-store performance. Fri 1/17, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Fri 1/17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DONALD HARRISON QUINTET WITH THE MARDI GRAS INDIANS, KERMIT RUFFINS & THE BARBECUE SWINGERS Fri 1/17, 8 PM (preceded by a discussion with Donald Harrison at 6:30 PM in Buntrock Hall), Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Fri 1/24, 7:30 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO JAZZ FAIR 2003 See Fairs & Festivals.

BOB MOREEN Free concert. Fri 1/17, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

NORTH HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND & JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Mon 1/20, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JEFF PARKER TRIO Free concert. Tue 1/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

BARRY WINOGRAD & THE ALTERNATIVES BIG BAND WITH JACKIE ALLEN perform as part of the Chicago WinterDance festival, with dance lessons one hour before the performance; free admission. Sun 1/26, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/17, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Art Davis, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/18, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Redd Holt Quartet. Sundays, 8 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 1/22, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Franz Jackson Quartet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 1/23, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 1/24, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/25, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Russ Phillips Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

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: Thu 1/23, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 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 1/17 through Sun 1/19, Carlos Cannon. Thu 1/23 through Sun 1/26, Christopher's Project. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Sat 1/18, Bob Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Fri 1/24, Nadine's Jazz Showcase. Sat 1/25, Flash. 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 1/22, Bob Baglione Trio. 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: Tue 1/21, 8 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: 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.

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.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Sundays, 7:30 PM, and Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigon & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Ray Silkman. Fri 1/24, Detour. 312-421-6485.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 1/21, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 1/22, 9:30 PM, Jason Ajemian Group. 773-276-3600.

FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island: Mon 1/20, 6-10 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-734-8545.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 1/19, 6 PM, Brienn Perry Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music at Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Thu 1/23, 7:30 PM, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. 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 1/20, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/17, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 1/18, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. Wed 1/22, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Thu 1/23, Juli Wood Duo. Fri 1/24, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Sat 1/25, Jazz Solution. 773-262-5767.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/17, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 1/18, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Tue 1/21, 6 PM, Paul Mutzabaugh Trio (no cover). Thu 1/23, 6 PM, John Roothaan Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 1/17, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Jeff Newell New-Trad Octet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/18, 12:30 PM, Bloom School of Jazz music recital; 8 PM, Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with Futz; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/24, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Chip McNeill Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Steve Million Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/26, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. Thu 1/23, 8 PM, Kathryn Gauthier. 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 (18 & over). Thu 1/23, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project, Ptsh! (18 & over). 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 with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr & Tim Davis. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 1/19, Triage. Sun 1/26, David Boykin with Karl E.H. Seigfried & Mike Reed, Keefe Jackson with Frank Rosaly & Jim Baker. 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: Fri 1/17, 8:30 PM, Two for Brazil, Tropicale with Rita Duarte, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Jose Valdes & Descarga. Sat 1/18, 8:30 PM, Project 9 with Billy Harper (see Critic's Choice), Joanie Pallatto, Sparrow & the Machine Band. Sun 1/19, 3 PM, Project 9 with Billy Harper (see Critic's Choice), Judy Roberts Group with Greg Fishman & Jackie Allen. Mon 1/20, 8 and 10 PM, Diva (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Sat 1/18, Montgomery & Musa Mose Hollins, Benny & 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 1/17, 6:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Organ Quartet. Sat 1/18, 9:30 PM, Carl Leukaufe Quartet. 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 Schlick. Fri 1/24, 9:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Sat 1/25, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

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

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 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 1/22, 7 PM, Ron Smith Duo. 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. 773-743-7855.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM: Sun 1/19, Brad Williams Duo. Mon 1/20, Bill Peterson Duo. Wed 1/22, JoAnn Daugherty. Thu 1/23, Dennis Luxion. Sun 1/26, Bill Peterson Duo. 312-787-9596.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (1/19, Taku Akiyama Trio). 773-743-3355.

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

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 312-943-5228.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Nan Mason. Wednesdays, open mike. 312-527-1010.

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

PENINSULA CHICAGO 108 E. Superior: Music at 8:30 PM in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning, Eric Remschneider, Mike Jeffers, Chris White. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Dave Onderdonk Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Kelly Brand Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fri 1/17, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 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 1/17, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. Sat 1/18, 9 PM, Al Green/Othello Anderson Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 1/21, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wed 1/22, Alison Ruble Trio. Thu 1/23, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 1/24, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Andrew Distel Quartet. Sat 1/25, 9 PM, Rachel Charson Quintet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/18, Rick Shandling Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Flippo Duo. Sat 1/25, Dave Gordon Trio. 847-266-1313.

PREGO 2901 N. Ashland: Sundays and Tuesdays, 6 PM, Valerie Booker performs Latin jazz. 773-472-9190.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Tue 1/21, 8 PM Aram Shelton's Gray Ghost, Keefe Jackson Group, World According to Nouns. 773-248-3093.

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

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

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Sundays, 5 PM, Tommy Bradford Band. 312-421-8164.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. Sat 1/25, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, and Sat 1/25 and Sun 1/26, 11 AM, Bill Peterson Duo. 312-787-9596.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 1/19, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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

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 1/23, Fredy Studer & friends. 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 1/17 and Sat 1/18, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thursdays, Ernest Dawkins Ensemble. Fri 1/24, Nicole Mitchell & Ed Wilkerson. Sat 1/25, Kaliq Woods Quartet. 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

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Thu 1/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BONGA See Critic's Choice. Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HICHAM CHAMI Tue 1/21, 5:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

CUBE presents a program of klezmer music (Morehead, Levinson, Wolpe), with violinist Alex Koffman and cantor Deborah Bard. Sun 1/19, 4 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 312-554-1133.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, Stevenson High School West Auditorium, 2 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. 847-634-4000, ext. 1882.

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, singers, and belly dancers perform. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/17, 10 PM, Grupo Okokan. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/24, 8 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orchestra, Carpacho y su Super Combo. Sat 1/25, 9 PM, Mambo Express Afro-Cuban Band. Sun 1/26, 8 PM, Basilio Marquez & Eclipse. 312-362-9707.

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

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Fridays, 9 PM, Latin jazz and salsa with Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

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.

RAS DASHEN 5846 N. Broadway: Restaurant. Sat 1/18 and Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Saful Rumba performs African, Brazilian, and Caribbean music. 773-506-9601.

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

PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD piano (Messiaen, Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jesus). See Critic's Choice. Sun 1/19, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ERICA BURTNER ANDERSON, CHARLES HAWES, DEBORAH KATZ KNOWLES, AND OTHERS perform wind, brass, and percussion music. Fri 1/24, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Martin Deppe, conductor, performs Copland and spirituals as part of a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Mon 1/20, 2 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

BETTY HAAG ACADEMY OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY in a concert by children (Bach, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn). Sat 1/18 and Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CANTUS Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-244-7465.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE EMPORDA Free concert (Falla, Serra, Monsalvatge, Turina, Toldra). Fri 1/17, 1 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS BRASS (Bach, Arnold, Thomas). Sun 1/26, 2:30 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE with soprano Sharon Quattrin, clarinetist Wagner Campos, pianist Gerald Rizzer, and violinist Kevin Case (Hovhaness, Maggio, Brahms, Schubert, Debussy). Sun 1/19, 5 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. Sun 1/26, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago,1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO PRO MUSICA with violinist Albert Igolnikov, cellist Richard Hirschl, clarinetist John Bruce Yeh, hornist Daniel Gingrich, percussionists James Ross and Vadim Karpinos, and pianist Easley Blackwood (Ives, Shapey, Brahms, Bartok). Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with the Apostolic Church of God Choir, the Luna Negra Dance Theater, and the TSU debate team in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. (Tchaikovsky, Ginastera, and others). Mon 1/20, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with violist Scott St. John (Brahms, Bartok, Mendelssohn). Wed 1/22, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/17, 1:30 PM, and Sat 1/18, 8 PM, Charles Dutoit, conductor (Ravel, Berlioz). Wed 1/22, 7:30 PM, and Thu 1/23, Fri 1/24, and Sat 1/25, 8 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with organist David Schrader (Barber, Corigliano, Bernstein, Copland). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHORAL SOUNDS OF CHICAGO performs madrigals, rounds, and other music for "a Renaissance garden." Sat 1/25, 2 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440 or 773-442-4636.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Free admission. Sat 1/18 and Sat 1/25, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Cliff Colnot, conductor, with soprano Julia Bentley, Eighth Blackbird, and others (Lerdahl, Leef, Ali-Zadeh, Benjamin). Sun 1/19, 5 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

EL CORO DE CANTO GREGORIANO, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Ismael Fernandez de la Cuesta and Randi von Ellefson, conductors, (Victoria). Free concert. Sun 1/19, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

CUBE presents a program of klezmer music (Morehead, Levinson, Wolpe), with violinist Alex Koffman and cantor Deborah Bard. Sun 1/19, 4 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 312-554-1133.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with trumpeter Allen Vizzutti in a pops concert (Vizzutti, Verdi, Bizet, and others). Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 1/18, 8 PM, and Sun 1/19, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

FORCES OF VIRTUE ENSEMBLE AND CHOIR presents "Music of War and Peace From the Renaissance" (Des Prez and others) with soloist Najib Bahri. Free admission. Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 1/19, 2:30 PM, St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. 773-454-4584.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/17, 12:10 PM, organist Jason Alden (Mathias, Bach, Buxtehude, Franck). Fri 1/24, 12:10 PM, organist Michael Bloss (Vierne, Messiaen, Buxtehude, Proulx, Reger). 312-787-4570.

LORI ANN FULLER soprano (Gershwin, Weill, Arlen, Kritz, and others). Sun 1/26, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-6925.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/19, 2-6 PM, new-music concert featuring compositions by George Flynn and others. 773-878-5552.

FAREED HAQUE AND BRIAN TOROSIAN guitars (Corelli, Leclair, Mertz, and others). Thu 1/23, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

HARWOOD EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE in a program of music from the Italian Renaissance. Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 312-443-3680.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with trumpeter Craig Morris in a free concert (Haydn, Telemann, Mozart). Sun 1/26, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

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

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, MC HENRY COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY Russell Vinick, conductor, with soprano Sheryl Veal (Bizet, Villa-Lobos, Brahms). Sun 1/19, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 1/17 and Wed 1/22, 7:30 PM, and Sun 1/26, 2 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming and baritone Thomas Hampson (Massenet, Tha•s). Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, Tue 1/21, 2 PM, and Fri 1/24, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Alexandra von der Weth, tenor Frank Lopardo, and baritone Roberto Frontali (Verdi, La traviata). 312-332-2244.

MACALASTER COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Robert L. Morris conducts a free concert. Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, University Church, 5655 S. University. 773-363-8142.

KATARZYNA MARZEC piano (Bach, Scriabin, Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninoff). Sun 1/19, 4 PM, private residence (call for location), Evanston. 773-442-4978.

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE CHOIR Michael Krueger conducts a free concert (MacMillan, Parker, Shaw, Vaughan Williams, and others). Fri 1/24, 8 PM, Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood. 773-238-2600.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT Free admission. Sat 1/25, 4:30 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NEW CENTURY YOUNG ARTISTS (Creston, Senaille, Beethoven, Liszt, Kodaly, and others). Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

NEW PHILHARMONIC (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven). Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Mon 1/20, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with pianist Alibek Alpiyev (Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Rachmaninoff). Sun 1/19, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:30 PM), Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston: Fri 1/17, 7:30 PM, narrators Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves, flutist Richard Graef, oboists Jelena Dirks and Michael Henoch, clarinetists Russell Dagon and Sean McNeely, bass clarinetist and basset hornist J. Lawrie Bloom, basset hornist Sunshine Simmons, saxophonist Frederick Hemke, bassoonists William Buchman and Dennis Michel, trumpeter Charles Geyer, French hornists Oto Carrillo, Daniel Gingrich, James Smelser, and Gail Williams, percussionist Michael Burritt, cellist Richard Hirschl, and double bassist Michael Hovnanian (Walton, Mozart). Sun 1/19, 7:30 PM, violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman, violinist Blair Milton, violists Lawrence Neuman & Yukiko Ogura, cellists Amanda Forsyth and John Sharp, and pianist Milana Pavchinskaya (Schubert, Mozart, Tchaikovsky). Fri 1/24, 7:30 PM, clarinetist Russell Dagon, bassoonist Robert Barris, French hornist Gail Williams, violinist Gerardo Ribeiro, violist Catherine Brubaker, cellist Richard Hirschl, double bassist Michael Hovnanian, and pianist Alan Chow (Prokofiev, Gliere, Beethoven). Sun 1/26, 3 PM, cellists Lynn Harrell and Stephen Balderston, violinists Robert Chen and Susan Synnestvedt, violists Baird Dodge and Robert Swan, and pianist Ursula Oppens (Boccherini, Beethoven, Schoenberg). 847-467-4000.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Paul Lindblad, conductor (Biebl, G. Wagner, Tindley, and others). Sun 1/19, 4 PM, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-383-4742.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville, with tenors Jay Morrissey and Warren Moulton. Sat 1/18, 3 PM, and Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. Sat 1/25, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-432-1515 or 847-831-2938.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Stravinsky, R. Strauss, and others). Sun 1/26, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 1/18 and Sat 1/25, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC CONCERTO COMPETITION features members of the Protege Philharmonic competing to solo with the orchestra. Sun 1/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DMITRY RACHMANOV piano, in a free recital (Beethoven, Rachmaninoff). Thu 1/23, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

READING ORCHESTRA AND STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis and Mahjabeen Karim conduct a free concert. Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with pianist Sebastian Huydts and violist Richard Young (Bach, Huydts, Mozart). Sun 1/19, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-929-7277.

DESIREE RUHSTRAT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, AND ELAINE FELDER violin, cello, and piano (Schonfield), and soprano Susan Charles (Gershwin, Copland), in a free concert. Fri 1/17, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with the Downers Grove Choral Society and vocal soloists (Mozart, Brahms). Sun 1/19, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

ANDREAS SCHOLL countertenor, with harpsichordist Markus Markl (Nauwach, Krieger, Hammerschmidt, Handel). Fri 1/24, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

ROBERT SIMS baritone, in a program of African-American spirituals, Broadway selections, and music by Aaron Copland. Fri 1/17, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor, with Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition winners (Khachaturian, Paganini, Liszt, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sun 1/26, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SOUTHSIDE FAMILY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Mon 1/20, noon, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

LORIAN STEIN-SCHWABER AND FRANK WINKLER soprano and piano, in a free concert (Bernstein, Sondheim, Rogers). Wed 1/22, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Ho Chung Yeh and Kim Diehnelt, conductors, with violinist Noah Geller and Momenta in a family concert (Saint-Saens, Prokofiev). Sun 1/26, 3:30 PM, Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

MARK VALENTI piano (Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Debussy). Sun 1/19, 2 PM, Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Old Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire. 847-634-3650.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder conducts a benefit concert (Mozart). Sun 1/19, 7 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 122 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

STEVEN WENTE organ (Mendelssohn, Franck, Bach). Sun 1/19, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

WHEATON COLLEGE OPERA MUSIC THEATER (Puccini). Fri 1/17 and Sat 1/18, 7:30 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

CHARLES WILLIAMS piano (Rzewski, Bibalo, Johnson). Mon 1/20, 8:15 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 847-477-2857.

ARIANNA ZUKERMAN AND JONATHAN HAYS soprano and baritone, with pianist Craig Ketter in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Handel, Lully, Mozart, Wolf, and others). Free admission. Wed 1/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

fairs & festivals

JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO JAZZ FAIR 2003 Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: Fri 1/24, 7:30 PM (in Preston Bradley Hall), Joseph Jarman, Famoudou Don Moye, Tatsu Aoki; 8 PM (in Claudia Cassidy Theater), Bronzeville Stomp with John Primer, Erwin Helfer, John Watson & John Brumbach; 9 and 10:30 PM (in Randolph Cafe), Chicago All-Star Latin Jazz Band; 9:30 PM (in Preston Bradley Hall), Trumpet Legacy with Orbert Davis, David Young & Jon Faddis; 9:45 and 10:45 PM (in Claudia Cassidy Theater), Hammond B3 x 2 with Chris Foreman & Dan Trudell, Bobby Broom & Duke Payne. 312-427-1676.

miscellaneous

CHAPTER 6 A cappella concert. Sun 1/26, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

CHICAGO CONSORTIUM OF COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOLS Free concert by vocalists, instrumentalists, and ensembles from eleven local schools. Sun 1/19, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630

KIDS FARE: NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CHAMBER MUSIC Children's program in conjunction with the Northwestern University Winter Chamber Music Festival. Sat 1/18, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 1/25, 4 PM, children's show with Justin Roberts (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 1/17, students from Curie High School perform in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Wed 1/22, Holy Cross High School Jazz Ensemble. Thu 1/23, Wayland Academy Choir. Fri 1/24, Saint Ignatius High School Concert Band. 312-346-3278.

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