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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

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. Sat 2/1, 8 PM (preceded by dinner at 6 PM), Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

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.

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY, TWIZTID Thu 1/30, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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 1/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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.

STEVE EDWARDS ORCHESTRA performs at the Groundhog Gala. Sat 2/1, 7 PM, Student Center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-327-1113.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Fri 1/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

RUSS LONG Free piano concert. Fri 1/31, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

MORCHEEBA, ROSEY 18 & over. Thu 1/30, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

NILE, NAPALM DEATH, DARK TRANQUILITY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, BERZERKER All-ages. Fri 1/31, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performances. Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

SPIES WHO SURF, DJ JUST JOEL perform at the Spy Ball. Sat 2/1, 8 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LINDA TILLERY & THE CULTURAL HERITAGE CHOIR Sun 2/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

STEPH TURNER Free concert. Fri 1/31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Leon Russell, Buzz Kilman & the Blues Rocket Scientists. Thu 1/30, 9 PM, Everybody Uh-Oh, Julia Sets, Celestial Static, Floating City. Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Garaj Mahal, Jerry Goodman, 1000 Vertical Ft. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Impossible Recording Machine, Bicycle Tricycle, Twilight Babies. 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. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, Jim Wodjyla. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Julian "Jumpin'" Perez. Saturdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. Sundays, DJ Double J. Thursdays, DJ Mike Z. 847-397-3100.

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 1/24, Shadowtribe, Jute, Raised on Zenith. Sat 1/25, Lost Sounds (see Spot Check), Ponys, Combo #3. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/28, Twat Vibe. Wed 1/29, Frank Tribes, Woodrows. Thu 1/30, Big Big Shoulders. Fri 1/31, Gaza Strippers, Last Vegas, White Outs. Sat 2/1, Lucero, Steepwater Band, Siderunners. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/24, Frantic Appetite, Madluv, Wombat Carnival. Sat 1/25, Mammoth Car, Krypton, 18 Speed Tranny. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Thu 1/30, Role Models, Krunchies, Nixer. Fri 1/31, Smythe, Sleepers, Plods. Sat 2/1, June's Arrival, Radio Hour, Second Hand Poets. 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.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/24, Superbig, Zero to Nine, Split Habit, Rolls (18 & over). Sat 1/25, 6 PM, Liquid Moon, Sound Mob, Iconoclast; 9 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Epicycle, Sonnets. Sun 1/26, DJ Rachel. Wed 1/29, Racecar Melody, Roy G. Biv, the Industry. Thu 1/30, Braintree, Suite 13, Empyrean. Fri 1/31, Turnerjoy, American Cosmonaut, Office, National Jet Set. Sat 2/1, Differents, Kiss 'N' Ride, Carbonfour (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/24, Speargrass. Sat 1/25, Old No. 8, Cast Iron Filter. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 1/30, Broken Grass. Fri 1/31, Bill Dickens 7-String Band. Sat 2/1, Big Tasty. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 1/24, 7 PM, Jim Henning & James Wayman (no cover). Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 1/31, 7 PM, Gypsy (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 1/26, Erin Jordan, Kenosis, Andreas Kapsalis & Company. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Gayle Ritt & Thirteen Flowers. Sun 2/2, Ugly Side Up, Malleable Tet. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/24, Tumbleweed. Tue 1/28, 7:30 PM, Andrew Delneky. Fri 1/31, John Geis. Sat 2/1, Half A Dozen. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/24, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sat 1/25, Riptones. Sat 2/1, Junkers. 773-384-2547.

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

CIGS 366 Northwest Hwy., Cary: Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-516-8585.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Wed 1/29, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

CLEARWATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Thu 1/30, Gypsi Fari. 847-836-8820.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, DJ Carrie Monster. 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 1/24, Dan Darrah, DJ Albino Red. Sat 1/25, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Tom Chase Band. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 1/31, Three Minute Mile, Rain Gods, First Name Basis. Sat 2/1, Family of Souls, Babaganoo, Family of Groove Company. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 1/25, Exceptions. Sat 2/1, Sold Out. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/24, 9:30 PM, Mic One. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Magic Rocker. Mon 1/27, 9 PM, Chris Connelly, Voodou, Martin Atkins spins the new Pigface record. Wed 1/29, 9 PM, God Help Us, Spent, Disinter. Thu 1/30, 9 PM, Genuine Sons, Shantee. Fri 1/31, 9:30 PM, Seven Day Run, 56 Hope Road. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/24, X-Side. Sat 1/25, Sweettarts. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/31, Bumpus. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/24, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 1/27, 10 PM-2 AM, Diverse, DJ Dumb American, DJ Ray_Rod (no cover). 773-489-6457.

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. Thu 1/30, 8 PM, Bill Larkin. Sun 2/2, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble with Jeannie Lambert performs "The Night Life." 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 1/26, Lady J Experience. Mon 1/27, DJ Don T. spins punk. Tue 1/28, Rachel's Last Stand, Horizontal Action DJs spin. Wed 1/29, DJ Joe C. spins country & western. Thu 1/30, Deals Gone Bad DJs spin ska. 773-472-2771.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Wed 1/29, Bandoleros. 312-421-6485.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Division of Laura Lee (see Spot Check), Burning Brides, Catheters, Spindle. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Dorian Taj, Chocolate Covered Karma, Dirty Love. Tue 1/28, 9 PM, Johnny Marr & the Healers (see Spot Check), Mellowdrone (sold out). Wed 1/29, DJ CB, DJ Mother Hubbard (in the Dirt Room). Thu 1/30, 9 PM, All Night, Tummler, Five Horse Johnson, Cooler by the Lake. Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Marshall Crenshaw & His Two or Three Friends. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Dolly Varden. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/24, Jack Straw. Sat 1/25, Michael Heaton Band. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/31, Revo. Sat 2/1, Core. 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 1/24, 9:30 PM, X2. Sat 1/25, Terata, Blender, Dave Tamkin. Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 1/31, Underwater People, Liquid. Sat 2/1, Phix, Groovatron. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/24, 9:45 PM, Sean Kelly, Tom Askin, Chris Gilmartin. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Pala, the Charm, Starcandy. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Mon 1/27, Carbonfour. Tue 1/28, Rollo Tomasi, the Effect, Josh Holmes, Detour. Wed 1/29, Torn, Twin Haters, Biofeedback. Thu 1/30, 9:15 PM, Void Where Prohibited, Smoke Off Vinyl, Neon Black. Fri 1/31, 9 PM, Anatomic, Huxter, Mile One, Matt Russell. Sat 2/1, Fly Williams, Entrinzic, Kevin O'Brien. Sun 2/2, 8 PM, Twinemen. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: 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. Mon 1/27, 9:30 PM, Longitude, Atari Star, Written in the Sand (see Spot Check). Wed 1/29, 9:30 PM, D4, Forty-Fives, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Thu 1/30, 9:30 PM, Grand Ulena, Mark Shippy, Rope. Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Bill Mallonee, 41 Rivers. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Crush Kill Destroy, Feud, Lying in States. Sun 2/2, 9:30 PM, Verbena, Douglass Kings. 773-276-3600.

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

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

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM; DJ Daddy Lester spins Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Fri 1/24 and Sun 1/26, Indika. Sat 1/25 and Fri 1/31, Dub Dis. Wed 1/29, Rasta Kelly. Thu 1/30, Indika. 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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Morgan Singleton. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, DJ Lime. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/24, Only Sons. Sat 1/25, Aunt Janet. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 1/30, Paul Willert. Fri 1/31, Deja Vu. Sat 2/1, Four Man Band. 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 1/25, 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 1/24, 6 PM, Myopia, Preacher Gone to Texas, Plan of Attack, Scissors; 10 PM, Milk at Midnight, School Shooter, Superchrist. Sat 1/25, 5 PM, the Exit, Deminer, Copyrights; 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. Tue 1/28, 6 PM, Matthew, Blue Shade Witness, Segway; 10 PM, Decibators, Bible of the Devil, Southside Orphans. Wed 1/29, Knockout, Sloppy Meateaters, Berlin Project, Article 57. Thu 1/30, Slackers, Madcap, Count the Stars. Fri 1/31, Arrivals, Methadones, Mexican Cheerleader, Matics. Sat 2/1, 5 PM, GC5, Shattered Angel, Rules of Attraction, Anarchy Ass; 9 PM, Monster Trux, Phantom Three, Vacation Bible School, Tension Wire. Sun 2/2, Coheed & Cambria, One Line Drawing, Hopesfall, Codeseven. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/24, 10 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Frisbie. Thu 1/30, 8:30 PM, Persuasions. Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band. Sat 2/1, Rico, Mark Erelli. 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 1/24, Core. Wed 1/29, A.C.E. open mike with Shards. Fri 1/31, Shards. Sat 2/1, Mint. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Zion & Brian Paul spin upstairs. Fri 1/31, Biff & the Waybacks. 630-963-2739.

FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL 2060 N. Cleveland: Saturdays, 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 1/24, Frank Orrall & friends. Fri 1/31, dueling pianos. 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 1/24, Green Gnome Project with Laura Braun. Sat 1/25, Fly-By-Night Hillbillies, Loaded. Mon 1/27, Ray Augustine & friends. Wed 1/29, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. Fri 1/31, Baby Kage, Heavy Mental. Sat 2/1, Talman Project. 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 1/26, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mon 1/27, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Tue 1/28, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 1/29, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thu 1/30, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Mon 1/27, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 1/28, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 1/29, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Jen Porter. Thu 1/30, 5:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe. Fri 1/31, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. 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. Sat 1/25, Convulsions. Fri 1/31, Gin Palace Jesters. 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 1/24, Daybirds, Mark Sheehy. Sat 1/25, Beatnik Turtle, Hillbillies From Space, Lunar Breakdown. Thursdays, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. Fri 1/31, Anne Harris, Style. Sat 2/1, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Trouble With Sweeney. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Sweet Medicine. Wednesdays, open mike.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 1/24, 5:30 PM, HiHi Barbicane, Miss Alex White (no cover); 10 PM, Manishevitz, Kissinger. Mon 1/27, 8 PM, Nora O'Connor with Eric Z. & Steve Frisbie. Wed 1/29, 9 PM, Saturday June Band, Graymoor Mercy. Thu 1/30, 9:30 PM, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift (see Spot Check), Mark Maxwell, Stephanie Dosen. Fri 1/31, 5:30 PM, HiHi Barbicane, Miss Alex White (no cover); 10 PM, Entrance, Devendra Banhart, Children's Hour, Brendon Massei. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/24, Foam Rubber, Jimmy Kingsway Band, Caly Lapetina Band. Sat 1/25, Groovepushers, Hypnofugue. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Thu 1/30, Eleven Days. Fri 1/31, Speargrass, Willamena. Sat 2/1, Boda, Stone Puppet. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 1/29, 8 PM, Backyard Variety Show hosted by Douglas Grew with Tevell Rose, Magic Sam, Paul Miller, Mike Didomenico. Thu 1/30, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's 2002 Revue with Andrew Bird, Shu Shubat, Colin Bunn, Quality Six with Kelly Hogan. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 2/1, Cathy Braaten. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/24, Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute), Tijuana Strip Club (sold out). Sat 1/25, Erykah Badu, Cody Chesnutt (see Critic's Choice; sold out). Mon 1/27, 6:15 PM, Opeth (see Critic's Choice), Paradise Lost (see Critic's Choice), Tapping the Vein (all-ages). Thu 1/30, Dave Matthews Cover Band, Ingram Hill. Fri 1/31, Phix, Stone Samadhi (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, the Zone. Wed 1/29 and Thu 1/30, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/24, Mieka Pauley. Thu 1/30, Three Degrees of Freedom. Fri 1/31, Memphis Wolf. 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.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/24, Too White Crew. Sat 1/25, 8 PM, Something for Joey, Dogs Undecided (benefit for Steph Wetzel and the Lupus Foundation of America); X2 (in the front room). Wed 1/29, Jonasay. Fri 1/31, Mr. Blotto, Wayne Healy Band, Arthur Lee. Sat 2/1, Mix Master Mike, Penelope Tuesdae, DJs Jesse de la Pena, John Curley & Nosmo, DJ Finesse. 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.

LA ZINGARA 2300 E. Rand, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere. 847-398-3700.

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

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam (Sun 1/26 with DJ Chris). Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ DuJuan. Wed 1/29, DJ 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 (1/24 with Shelley Miller, Kumail, Joe Fournier; 1/31 with Tom Agna, Plunging Necklines, Sven Wechsler). 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. Saturdays, DJ Structure. 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.

LUNAR CABARET 2827 N. Lincoln: Sat 2/1, 7 and 10 PM, benefit for Curious Theatre Branch hosted by Ira Glass with Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Jenny Magnus, Beau O'Reilly, Michael Zerang, Greg Allen, and others. 773-327-6666.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/24, 10 PM, Phantom 3, Highball, M.O.T.O., Pizzle. Sat 1/25, 9 PM, Alora, Wake of Aces, Sagtown Hustlers. Tue 1/28, 8 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" hosted by Wendy Morgan. Wed 1/29, 10 PM, E-Mics. Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Box-o-Car, Afflictions, Mystery Girls, Negligents. 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: Sat 1/25, 9:30 PM, Starrunner, Humpback Wail, Time Bomb Taxi. Wed 1/29, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 1/30, 9 PM, Al Rose, Katie Todd, Twang Bang. Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Joseph Arthur. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Dry County, Radio Flyers, Silver Atlas. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/24, Brother Willis. Sat 1/25, Jimmy Minx Band. Fri 1/31, Frank & Dave. Sat 2/1, Desi Brothers. 630-941-7100.

MEMORIES 4358 N. Cicero: Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Burbanks, Squared Off. 773-286-8640.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Guided by Voices, Boas (18 & over). Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, Zwan, South of Houston (sold out). Sun 1/26, 5:30 PM, Reality Rock Show with Hot Water Music, Hey Mercedes, the Ghost, the Exit, Solea (see Spot Check; all-ages benefit for the National Lymphedema Network and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation). Thu 1/30, 6:30 PM, Waste, Janus, Disonic, Domestic Godzilla. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, the Anniversary, Grand Champeen, Mike Felumlee, T.K. Webb (18 & over). Sun 2/2, 6:30 PM, Overtone, Milkplow, Extra Credit Assignment, Sleepaway Camp (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/31, Lincoln Logs. 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: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/25, Tight Fit. Fri 1/31, Fellers. Sat 2/1, Beauregards. 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. Fri 1/24, Expatriates. Sat 1/25, Buzzfuzzter, Welcome to Ashley, Georges. Fri 1/31, Powerknobs, Steve Gattermeyer Band, Arena Venus, Low Profile. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/24, 9 PM, Urban Twang, Hoyle Brothers, Kent Rose. Wed 1/29, 9 PM, "Folk You" open mike hosted by Larry O. Dean with Jennifer Boeder, Scott Free, Dylan Rice. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/30 with Anne-Marie Akin, Robert McDonald). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 1/24, Ultramaxx. Sat 1/25, Woolworthy, Drive, Ethyline. Sun 1/26, Behold the Living Corpse, Buried at Sea, Dysrhythmia, Rune. Sundays, Leddie Garcia, DJ Madrid, Billy Dickens, DJ Form. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Jesse de la Pena. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Alo, I-Ron, Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 1/29, Mashers, I Love Rich, Callaghan, Dutchmen. Fri 1/31, Schfvilkus. Sat 2/1, Slackers. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: 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. Fri 1/31, 9:30 PM, Sumhate, Shadowz Edge, Foundre, Ravensthorn. 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley (tribute to Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin, Tom Jones & others; no cover). Fri 1/31, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 630-629-2940.

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 1/24, Catfight. Sat 1/25, DJ? Acucrack, Pointy Teeth, Odd*is*he, DJs Chris Gin & Nosmo. Thu 1/30, Wayside. Fri 1/31, Generations. 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 1/24, Citizens. Sat 1/25, Red Wigglers. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/25, America's #1 Sweethearts, Artist Formerly Known As Vince. Thu 1/30, Miles of Empty, Troy. Sat 2/1, Bon Mots, Gina Crosley. Sun 2/2, 9 PM, Firetrucs. 773-252-7767.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. 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. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Wed 1/29, 8 PM, Johnny Five Gallon. Thu 1/30, 8 PM, Buzzfuzzter, Vodka Moxie, Glam Dan & Fancy Lad. Fri 1/31, Leon Chance & the Long Shots, Geese, First Coat. Sat 2/1, Heroes, Mrs. White, Ambivert, Blackouts. Sun 2/2, 8 PM, Particles & Fields, Ants, Monday's Hero. 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.

RINGSIDE 544 E. Devon, Elk Grove Village: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/1, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 847-364-0044.

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 1/24, Lydon Moon, Vic Perrino, Question of Honor. Sat 1/25, Life Without, El Guapo, Savitre, Escape From Earth. Thu 1/30, Trading Brains Experience. Fri 1/31, Strangers in Dreams, No Love Lost, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 2/1, Driven, Premium, Roman Meal, M.T. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/24, Wild Side (Motley Crue tribute), Soul Joke. Sat 1/25, Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute), Blu Magoo. Fri 1/31, Cryan' Shames, Naked Oil Twister. Sat 2/1, Weathered (Creed tribute), Triangle Green. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/24, 10 PM, Del Rey, Countsensor with Ryan Rapsys, Taking Pictures. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Oskar Saville, Josh Ritter. Mon 1/27, 8 PM, Jason LeVasseur, Rob Gonzales, Stolie (18 & over). Tue 1/28, 9 PM, the Sun (see Spot Check), Jay Bennett, Cory Branan (18 & over). Wed 1/29, 8 PM, Jeff Lang, Anne-Marie Akin. Thu 1/30, 8 PM, Mike Heaton Band, Jeep, Air This Side of Caution, Karma Tease. Fri 1/31, 7 PM, "Live From New York" with Anne Heaton, Edie Carey, Andrew Kerr, Teddy Goldstein (18 & over); 10 PM, Menthol, Torben Floor, Always Sunday. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Quasar Wut Wut, Detholz. Sun 2/2, 8 PM, Bill Mallonee & the Trophy Wives, Will Kimbrough. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 2/2, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-527-2722.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Thu 1/30, 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 1/24, 9 PM, Bryter, Matt Hoffer, My Left Arm. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Deadly Dragon Sound System with DJs Rik Shaw & Scratch Famous. Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura, Westfall. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Joe Glass, Ambiance, Larry Millah, Megalomedia, DJs Journey, Moe & Emo. 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 1/24, 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. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 1/30, 8 PM, Zebulun. Fri 1/31, 6 PM, Martha's Trouble, Nancy Connelly & Garrett Lane, Will Kimbrough. Sat 2/1, 6 PM, Echosend, Kate Morrissey, Paris Delane. Sun 2/2, 7 PM, Bruises, Laura Doherty, Martin Devaney. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/24, DJ Droopy & Illegal Operation DJs spin drum & bass, hip-hop, dub, and house. Sat 1/25 and Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. Sundays, DJs spin funk, R&B, and soul. Mondays, DJ Vibe Instigatah. 773-327-2739.

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

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

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. 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: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/24, Cosmic Haze, Head Down, Highway Band. Sat 1/25, 10:30 PM, J. Davis Trio, Bob Wiseman, Damn Ugly Children. Mondays, 8 PM, Starrunner (no cover). Tue 1/28, Lone Assassins, Big Buildings. Wed 1/29, Parade of Fools, Infrasonics, Tim. Thu 1/30, 8:30 PM, Wayne Healy Band. Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Clip, Lunasect, Miles of Empty. Sat 2/1, Demilos, Riviera. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, until 2 AM Fridays. Tue 1/28, Psycho Bitch. 815-356-6000.

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

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

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

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

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 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 1/25, DJ Lego. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage & indie rock. Tue 1/28, DJ Sinjin & Zachary Lubin spin techno. Wed 1/29, Dara, Hive, Violence, Renegade Hardware, Poolside, Ruckus. Thu 1/30, Pulz-8, Chris Gin. 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. 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.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sat 1/25, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Michael Angelo, DJ Hiroki. Sat 2/1, Mr. A.L.I., Carla Prather, Vic Lavender, DJ Hiroki. 312-421-6485.

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). Sun 1/26, 9:30 PM, DJ? Acucrack, Pointy Teeth, Odd*is*he, DJs Chris Gin & Nosmo. 773-276-3600.

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

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

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

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Sat 1/25, DJ Striz, DJ Form, Caural. 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. 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). 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 1/28, Streetbeat DJs, DJ Supernova, DJ Operator, Maximum Phifty, Dave the Slave. 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. 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 1/24, Nick Nice, Brad Owen. Sat 1/25, J-Dub, Hrme. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs spin punk, ska, new wave, and reggae. Fri 1/31, Josh Wink, D'Julz. Sat 2/1, Justin Long, Dan X, Mike Pugh. Sun 2/2, Dirty Vegas Soundsystem. 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, DJ 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.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/24, Illegal Operation DJs spin drum & bass, hip-hop, dub, and house. 773-327-2739.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Mike Z. & Solange. Sat 1/25, DJ Three, Rowan Blades, Jonathan Ojeda, Chris Gin, DJ Laura B. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Sat 2/1, Nick Warren, Lego, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. 312-266-2114.

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

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Structure & Theory. Saturdays, DJs Mike Z & Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. Thursdays, DJs spin house, techno & electro. 312-440-3223.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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. Fri 1/31, J-Dub, Lego, Justin Long & Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 2/1, DJ Rap, DJ Blame, Scott Henry, Ry-N, Andre Harris, PNS, School 'n' Sheffield. 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

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY Sat 2/1, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

TOM DUNDEE Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, 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.

JIMMY LaFAVE, ELLIS PAUL, ELIZA GILKYSON, SLAID CLEAVES Tribute to Woody Guthrie includes a screening of the film All or None. Sat 2/1, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MERRY PLOUGHBOYS Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

CATHIE RYAN Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

ROSALIE SORRELS, SPIDER JOHN KOERNER, MARK DVORAK, CHRIS WALZ Tribute to Dave Van Ronk and benefit for the Dave Van Ronk Scholarship Fund. See Critic's Choice. 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: Sat 1/25, 8:30 PM, jam session hosted by Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. Mon 1/27, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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

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 1/24, 9:30 PM, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Clan na Gael. Fri 1/31, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Joe McShane. 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.

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 1/24, Amy Dolan & friends. Sat 1/25, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 1/31, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. 773-282-7035.

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

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: Mon 1/27, 10 PM, Cantina (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.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 1/27, 7 PM, Jim DeWan, Clodagh Ryan, Sean Ryan, Sean MacGabhann (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNAMARA'S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 4328 W. Irving Park: Music at 7 PM. Sat 1/25, Cecile & Mac. Sat 2/1, Gerry. 773-725-1800.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 1/29, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Tue 1/28, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. 773-276-9730.

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 1/24, Traveler's Dream. Fri 1/31, Dennis Warner. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

EDDIE C. CAMPBELL Sun 2/2, 2 PM, Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. 847-663-1234.

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.

RHYTHM ROCKETS All-ages. Fri 1/24 and Fri 1/31, 9 PM (with swing dance lessons at 8 PM), Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

LINDA TILLERY & THE CULTURAL HERITAGE CHOIR Sun 2/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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 1/24 and Fri 1/31, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/24, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 2/1, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/24, Sat 1/25, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 1/28, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, Eddy Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 1/28, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, Grana Louise Band. 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 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 1/26, Lorenzo Thompson. Mon 1/27, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/28, Mike Wheeler. Wed 1/29, Biscuit & the Mix. Thu 1/30, Big Time Sarah & Chico Banks. Fri 1/31, Pistol Pete. Sat 2/1, Nellie Travis & the Men in Black. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 1/26, noon, Eric Lugosch. Sat 2/1, 10 PM, Mars Blues Band. 312-226-6666.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/24, Buddy Guy, Popa Chubby (sold out). Sat 1/25, Buddy Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (sold out). Mon 1/27, jam hosted by Jimmy Burns. Tue 1/28, Byther Smith. Wed 1/29, Joel Paterson. Thu 1/30, Lurrie Bell. Fri 1/31, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Percy Strothers, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 2/1, 6 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Eddie C. Campbell, Joe Moss. Sun 2/2, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/31, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 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 1/24, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Sat 1/25, Popa Chubby. Fri 1/31, the Buzz. Sat 2/1, Matthew Skoller Band. 630-513-0074.

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

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

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

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Dr. H & the Blues Keepers. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 1/25, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 2/1, Wayne Baker Brooks. 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, Johnny B. Moore Blues Revue. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/25, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 1/28, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Frank Blinkal (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 2/1, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch features local choirs. 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 1/24, Pete Special. Sat 1/25, No Mercy Band. Sundays, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 1/28, Chicago Red Hots. Wed 1/29, Phil Armetta. Thu 1/30, Jimmy Burns. Fri 1/31, Commander Cody. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 1/25 and Sat 2/1, 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. Fri 1/24 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 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Anthony Gomes. 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. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

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 1/24, 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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/25, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 2/1, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 773-252-1155.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM: Tue 1/28, Professor John. Wed 1/29, 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. Sat 2/1, J.B. Ritchie Band. 773-279-9300.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Carl Davis Band. Tue 1/28, Brother John Duo. Thursdays, Steve Ditzell. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Howard Scott & the World Band. Fri 1/31, Doug McDonald & the Blue Mirror Band. Sat 2/1, John Primer. 815-477-0340.

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

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 1/24, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 1/25, Steve Arvey. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 1/29, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson (no cover). Thu 1/30, Chicago Blue Angels (no cover). Fri 1/31, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sat 2/1, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

RINGSIDE 544 E. Devon, Elk Grove Village: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/25, Howard & the White Boys. 847-364-0044.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/24, Popa Chubby. Sat 1/25, Kinsey Report. Tue 1/28 and Thu 1/30, Lurrie Bell. Wed 1/29, Sharon Lewis. Fri 1/31 and Sat 2/1, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 1/31, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 630-393-2300.

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 1/26, Steve Harvey. Tue 1/28, Gregg Rockingham. Thu 1/30, Marty Sammon. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/24, Chicago R&B Band. Fri 1/31, Pete Special. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/24, Bart Alonzo Band. Sat 1/25, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Fri 1/31, Joanna Connor. Sat 2/1, Lindsey Alexander. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/24, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 1/25, Easy Baby Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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

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

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 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.

ARI BROWN performance and discussion with author Ashley Kahn as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Fair. 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.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH JON FADDIS performs J.J. Johnson and Dizzy Gillespie's Perceptions. Sun 2/2, 3 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BILLY HARPER & MARSHALL VENTE Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ERNEST KHABEER DAWKINS & MUNTU DANCE THEATRE perform "Trans-migration: Triumph of the Tragedy" with Live the Spirit Community Jazz Band. Sat 2/1, 8 PM (followed by a discussion with Muntu Dance Theatre Artistic Director Amaniyea Payne & Ernest Khabeer Dawkins), and Sun 2/2, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

DIANE DELIN QUARTET Sun 1/26, 2 PM, Triton College Performing Arts Center, 2000 Fifth, River Grove. 708-456-0300.

PAUL HARTSAW & FRIENDS Free concert. Tue 1/28, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

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.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ NIGHT III under the direction of Daniel Farris and Don Owen. Sat 2/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

RED ROSE RAGTIME JAZZ BAND

performs at a brunch and concert under the direction of Joan Reynolds. Sun 2/2, 1 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

ALISON RUBLE TRIO Free concert. Tue 1/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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 1/24, 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. 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 1/29, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Franz Jackson Quartet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 1/30, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 1/31, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Wayne Jones, Dan Delorenzo & Tom Hope; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/1, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. 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 1/30, 8 PM, Eddie Harrison Band. 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 1/24 through Sun 1/26, Christopher's Project. Mon 1/27 through Sun 2/2, Natalie Yokley. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/31, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: 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 1/29, Jazz Vertigo. 630-406-0008.

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

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.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Sun 2/2, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble with Jeannie Lambert performs "The Night Life." 773-278-1830.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. 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 1/28, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5, Alan Licht (see Critic's Choice) with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Ken Vandermark. 773-276-3600.

FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island: Mon 1/27, 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: Wed 1/29, 8 PM, John Burnett. Sun 2/2, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music at Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Thu 1/30, 7:30 PM, Gephart/Long Duo. Fri 1/31, 9 PM, Scott Stevenson Trio. 630-978-2088.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/24, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Sat 1/25, Jazz Solution. Wed 1/29, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Thu 1/30, Upbeat Trio with Chris Siebold. Fri 1/31, Upbeat Trio with Carla Beard. 773-262-5767.

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

GOURMAND COFFEEHOUSE 728 S. Dearborn: Fridays, 8 PM, Nick Alvarez Quartet with Alison Belleville Hooper (no cover). 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/24, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Del Brown's Rockin' Riviera Review. Sat 1/25, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Tue 1/28, 6 PM, Jimmy Willis Trio (no cover). Thu 1/30, 6 PM, Bill Pasquale Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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 (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/26, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 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 1/31, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/2, 2 PM, Bob Long & friends; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Fri 1/31, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls, DJs John Phillips & Brian Page. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by David Boykin Expanse. 773-486-1099.

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 1/26, David Boykin with Karl E.H. Seigfried & Mike Reed, Keefe Jackson with Frank Rosaly & Jim Baker. Sun 2/2, Caffeine. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 1/31, Nick Colionne. 312-266-2400.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with John Paris & Anthony Brock. 773-244-9191.

JACKSON HARBOR GRILL 6401 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thursdays, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Thu 1/30 through Sun 2/2, Lee Konitz Trio (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Sundays, 1 PM, jazz jam session. 773-684-8665.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias. 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 1/24, 9:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Sat 1/25, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman 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 1/31, 9:30 PM, Ron Cooper Combo. 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 and 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 1/29, 7 PM, Airborne. Fri 1/31, 9 PM, Sonic Species. 630-446-4001.

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

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 1/26, Bill Peterson Duo. Mon 1/27, Paul Garcia Duo. Thu 1/30, Dennis Luxion. 312-787-9596.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/24 and Sat 1/25, Kelly Brand Trio. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Fri 1/31, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Sat 2/1, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: 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: Mondays and 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 1/24, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Andrew Distel Quartet. Sat 1/25, 9 PM, Rachel Charson Quintet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 1/28, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wed 1/29, Alison Ruble Trio. Thu 1/30, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 1/31, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 2/1, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/25, Dave Gordon Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Flippo Duo. Fri 1/31, Rankinfyle. Sat 2/1, Joan Hickey Trio, Rankinfyle. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/31, Equinox 5. 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. Fri 1/31, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill Duo. 312-787-9596.

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.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Sat 2/1, 10 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). 773-297-3511.

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. Sat 1/25, Tatsu Aoki with Robbie Lynn Hunsinger & Joseph Jarman. Thu 1/30, Michael Zerang & Kent Kessler (see Post No Bills). 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 1/24, Nicole Mitchell & Ed Wilkerson. Sat 1/25, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thursdays, Ernest Dawkins Ensemble. Fri 1/31, Doug Rosenberg Quartet. Sat 2/1, Explosion Ensemble with William Perry, Harrison Bankhead, Jim Baker, Vincent Davis, Billy Brimfield, Greg Ward & Fred Anderson. 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

LINGUA MUSICA under the direction of Donald Neale. Sun 1/26, 3 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-764-0503.

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

PEOPLE'S MUSIC SCHOOL TRIO Free Latin American music concert. Thu 1/30, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/24, 9 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. Sun 2/2, 7:30 PM, Azucena Vega's Soul y Duende, Lily Sie Vega, Edo Sie, Tomas de Utrera, Hector Fernandez, Tom Kimball. 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 1/25 and Sat 2/1, 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 1/25, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura. Thu 1/30, 9 PM, Yves Francois et Son Orchestre Racombo. 312-492-6100.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Fri 1/31, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura, Westfall. 773-278-6600.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa and merengue. 312-266-2114.

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

JASON ALDEN organ, in a free recital (Bach, Franck, Ferko). Sun 1/26, 4 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET with clarinetist Eli Eban (Shostakovich, Brahms). Sun 2/2, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

AMELIA TRIO performs music of Carter Pann and others. Fri 1/31, 8 PM, and Sun 2/2, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

AMERICAN HORN QUARTET (Tippett, Bizet, Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Turner, and others). Wed 1/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Christina Naughton (Stravinsky, R. Strauss, Saint-Saens). Sun 2/2, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

VICTORIA ASCHHEIM, BETH PAGLINI, MICHAEL PECAK, TOM CLOWES, TINA BEVERLY marimba, euphonium, piano, cello, and soprano in a "New Century Young Artists" program (Creston, Senaille, Beethoven, Liszt, Kodaly, and others). Sat 1/25, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

CECELIA PIANO QUARTET (Mozart, Hindemith, Brahms). The concert is part of a series exploring the link between music and the visual arts and includes an introductory discussion and slide presentation and postconcert guided gallery tour. Sun 2/1, 2 PM, Fullerton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer (Bach, Mozart, Harbison). Sun 2/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

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 1/26, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER performs excerpts from Handel operas. Fri 1/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore (Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Walker, Ginastera). Sun 2/2, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY BRASS QUINTET (Vierdanck, Locke, Holborne, Hellendaal, Arnold, Bernstein). Tue 1/28, 8 PM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-595-5600.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/24, and Sat 1/25, 8 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with organist David Schrader (Barber, Corigliano, Bernstein, Copland). Thu 1/30, Fri 1/31, and Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Mark Elder, conductor (Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Delius, R. Strauss). 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 in free concerts. Sat 1/25, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Sun 2/2, 3 PM (Verdi, Dvorak, Bernstein, Hindemith), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor (Prokofiev, Respighi, Sibelius). Fri 1/31, 8:30 PM, Sat 2/1, 8 PM, and Sun 2/2, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. Preconcert talks are given 45 minutes before each performance. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with cellist Stephen Balderston and bagpiper Ron Burlingame (Maxwell Davies, Elgar, Vaughan Williams). Sun 2/2, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 1:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

LIAM FITZPATRICK flute, in a free recital (Mozart, Doppler). Thu 1/30, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/24, 12:10 PM, organist Michael Bloss (Vierne, Messiaen, Buxtehude, Proulx, Reger). Fri 1/31, 12:10 PM, pianist Irina Voro (Shchedrin, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff). 312-787-4570.

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

WENDY GILLESPIE, ANNALISA PAPPANO, KEN PERLOW, JOHN MARK ROZENDAAL, MARY SPRINGFELS, AND CRAIG TROMPETER violas da gamba, perform instrumental fantasias by William Lawes interwoven with poetry by John Donne and contemporaries. Sun 2/2, 1 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

KAI GLEUSTEEN AND CATHERINE ORDRONNEAU violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Janacek, Shostakovich, Dvorak). Free admission. Wed 1/29, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

NATHAN GUNN baritone, with pianist Julie Jordan Gunn in a free concert (Duparc, Musto, Ibert, Barber, Ives, and others). Thu 1/30, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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). 773-486-1099.

HUNGARIAN NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Zoltan Kocsis, conductor and pianist (Beethoven, Liszt). Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Anton Nel (Bernstein, Mozart, Poulenc). Sat 2/1, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 708-481-7774.

JENNET INGLE AND PAUL HAMILTON oboe and piano, in a free concert (C.P.E. Bach, Ravel, Dutilleux, Loeffler). Sun 2/2, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LINCOLN TRIO performs works by American composers. Mon 1/27, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sun 1/26, 2 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming and baritone Thomas Hampson (Massenet, Tha•s). Fri 1/24, Mon 1/27, and Friday 1/31, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Alexandra von der Weth, tenor Frank Lopardo, and baritone Roberto Frontali (Verdi, La traviata). Sat 2/1, 7:30 PM, Harry Bicket, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Futral and countertenors David Daniels and Bejun Mehta (Handel, Partenope). 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.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Sat 2/1, 8 PM, soprano Michelle Areyzaga, mezzo-soprano Jessye Wright, tenor Jay Morrissey, and bass-baritone Mark Whatley perform opera excerpts. 312-742-8497.

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 HORIZONS FRESHMAN BAND in a free concert. Thu 1/30, 1 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-3822.

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.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Dietz, Holst, Colgrass). Fri 1/31, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston: 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.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville, with tenors Jay Morrissey and Warren Moulton. Sat 1/25, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-831-2938.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET (Carter, Mozart, Mendelssohn). Fri 1/31, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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 1/25, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

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.

VINCENT P. SKOWRONSKI AND SAORI CHIBA violin and piano, in a free concert (Vieuxtemps, Foote, Prokofiev, Monti, Debussy, Chopin, and others). Sun 1/26, 3:30 PM, Self Help Home, 908 W. Argyle. 847-491-9155.

ANDREA SWAN piano (Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 2/2, 4 PM, private residence, Evanston (call for location). 773-442-4978.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Ho Chung Yeh and Kim Diehnelt, conductors, with violinist Noah Geller and the Momenta Performing Arts Company 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.

TRIO LYDIA Mon 1/27, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Kodaly, Bolcom, Brahms, J. Strauss, Bernstein). Sat 2/1, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

ZEHETMAIR QUARTET (Schumann, Cage, Bartok). Fri 1/31, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

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 (see Critic's Choice); 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays, 10 PM, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle. 312-492-6100.

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 1/24, Saint Ignatius High School Concert Band. 312-346-3278.

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