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concerts

AIR SUPPLY Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ANTJE Free concert. Sat 2/15, 6 PM, Art Gallery Kafe, 1907 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-2351.

ANTJE, RIPLEY CAINE, SUMMER CHANCE Free in-store performance. Fri 2/21, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

LISA ASHER, JUDY BARNETT, ANNA BERGMAN, DINA JOY BYRD, BRIAN DELORENZO, NAN MASON, AUDREY MORRIS, DENISE PERRIER, JULIE REYBURN, JEANNE SCHERKENBACH, BOBBI WILSYN perform as part of the Chicago Cabaret Convention (see sidebar for full schedule). Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JOYCE BREACH, JENNIFER CHADA, MARK COFFIN, BJ CROSBY, JOAN CURTO, NATALIE DOUGLAS, COLLEEN McHUGH, BECKIE MENZIE, TOM MICHAEL, PATTY MORABITO, GEORGA OSBORNE, JOHNNY RODGERS, SPIDER SALOFF, DARYL SHERMAN perform as part of the Chicago Cabaret Convention (see sidebar for full schedule). Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JIM BUCKNER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free in-store performance. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

THE BUSINESS, LIL' BRENDA & THE MIDNITE WALKERS Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 773-247-0200.

CANTINA Free concert. Fri 2/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KASEY CHAMBERS, ROBINELLA & THE CC STRINGBAND All-ages. Tue 2/18, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO CATZ performs as part of the Chicago WinterDance festival, with dance lessons one hour before the performance; free admission. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

COASTERS, DRIFTERS, PLATTERS Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

ERIC COMSTOCK, MARY FOSTER CONKLIN, PAMELA SUE FOX, JUSTIN HAYFORD, LYNN LOOSIER, SIDNEY MYER, PHILLIP OFFICER, AVERY SOMMERS, LUCIA SPINA, KAT TAYLOR, LUMIRI TUBO, PAULA WEST perform as part of the Chicago Cabaret Convention (see sidebar for full schedule). Mon 2/17, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DONNIE Free concert. Fri 2/21, 9 PM (preceded by an open mike at 6 PM), Conaway Multicultural Center, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. 312-344-7459.

ROBB DRINKWATER, UNCLE WOODY SULLENDER, DIMA STRAKOVSKY perform as part of the "Decomposure at Deadtech" series. Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO STRING QUARTET, KELLY HOGAN Sold out. Fri 2/14, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GALACTIC, LYRICS BORN WITH JOYO VELARDE & DJ D-SHARP 18 & over. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

GAYS IN THE MILITARY, VOLTA DO MAR, KLEPTO, BUDDHA NATURE, J, PIXEL & THE CHRONIC NETWORK Sat 2/15, 8 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-834-5550.

ALEJANDRA GUZMAN, ALEKS SYNTEK All-ages. Fri 2/14, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-879-9111 or 312-559-1212.

HELLO DAVE, JANAH Thu 2/20, 6 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-559-1212.

TOM HENRY Free in-store performance. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL performs "A Valentine From Paris." Sat 2/15 and Sun 2/16, 5:30 PM, Center of Palos Park, 13100 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park. 708-361-3650.

ISLEY BROTHERS Fri 2/14, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

JARS OF CLAY, CAEDMON'S CALL, RANDALL GOODGAME Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Athletic Center, Benedictine University, 5700 College, Lisle. 630-833-3733.

JR & THE MUDCATS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JORMA KAUKONEN & BLUE COUNTRY, RUTHIE FOSTER See Spot Check. Sat 2/15, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HABIB KOITE, DJ WARP Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CARLYN LLOYD & JON WARFEL Free "Salute to the Presidents" concert on piano and flute. Fri 2/21, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

KENNY LOGGINS Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LOST & FOUND Fri 2/14, 7 PM, north gym, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3188.

ANDREA MARCOVICCI performs "So in Love: The Songs of Cole Porter" as part of the Chicago Cabaret Convention (see sidebar for full schedule); see Critic's Choice; sold out. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DJ WALI MUHAMMAD spins at a stepper's set dance party; free admission. Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 312-344-7459.

NEON HUNK, VIKI, TERROR AT THE OPERA, FOAMULA See Critic's Choice. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Pink Section, 3165 S. Archer. 773-927-0136.

NOBLE FOOL CABARET CONCERT Free admission. Fri 2/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GEORGA OSBORNE Free admission. Sat 2/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PHISH Sold out. Thu 2/20, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

POI DOG PONDERING 18 & over. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PRETENDERS, ALL MIGHTY SENATORS Sold out. Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

REGGIE & THE FULL EFFECT Free in-store performance. Mon 2/17, 9 PM, Record Breakers, 1588 W. Algonquin, Hoffman Estates. 847-359-7544.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DARYL SHERMAN Free concert. Sun 2/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVE SHWATAL Free in-store performance. Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SINCE BY MAN, PLAN OF ATTACK, LAPIS SANCTUARY, LITTLEMAN COMPLEX Fri 2/14, 6:30 PM, McGaw Hall, room 130, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-4062.

CATHERINE SMITKO & LEX McCAULEY Free concert. Tue 2/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SIOBHAN SULLIVAN, NEDA SPEARS & WALTER TAMBOR Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, Village Players Theater, 1010 W. Madison, Oak Park. 708-524-1892.

SUM 41, NO USE FOR A NAME, STARTING LINE, AUTHORITY ZERO Sold out. Fri 2/21, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

3 DOORS DOWN, THEORY OF A DEADMAN Sold out. Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, BLEU, WHEAT Sold out. Tue 2/18, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Tue 2/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PAUL WELLER, SUPERDRAG All-ages. Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JULIE WILSON, KT SULLIVAN, DAVID STALLER, CRAIG RUBANO, ANIKA NONI ROSE, SYLVIA McNAIR, SHELLEY MACARTHUR, CORY JAMISON, JEFF HARNAR, RITA GARDNER, BARBARA CARROLL, ALEXANDRA BILLINGS perform as part of the Chicago Cabaret Convention (see sidebar for full schedule). Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Empire Room, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-726-7500.

ANDREW W.K. Fri 2/21, 7 PM, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, 425 W. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-753-3146 or 815-753-1580.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Apples in Stereo, Oranger, Young People (see Critic's Choice). Sat 2/15, Dave Davies (see Spot Check), Epicycle, Green. Wed 2/19, 9 PM, Link Wray, Jet City Fix, Phenoms. Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Fastball, Butch Walker. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, U.S. Maple, King Kong, Rope. Sun 2/23, Wolfetones. 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 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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/15, Jack Straw. Wednesdays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi & Don Maloney. Sat 2/22, Scottish McMillan Band. 847-381-8585.

BARRINGTON COUNTRY BISTRO 700 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington: Fri 2/14, 6-9 PM, Claudia Hommel with accordionist Don White. 847-842-1300.

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 2/14, Viva L'American Death Ray Music (see Spot Check), Thee Shams, Audreys. Sat 2/15, Humpback Wail, Filament Circus Sound. Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Three Words to Live By, Matthew, Facing Winter. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/18, Georges, Osays. Wed 2/19, 8:30 PM, Adam Wyle, Underbelly, Marvin Etzioni. Thu 2/20, Alphabet. Fri 2/21, Quasar Wut Wut, Unibrow, Granian, Don Pedigo. Sat 2/22, Volta Do Mar, Earlimart, Fear & Trembling. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Joe Dizillo, Brett Callaway, Mumbo Jumbo. Sat 2/15, Alora, Wonderloaf, Conglomatron, Silt. Sundays and Wednesdays, open jam with Ziggy 2000 (no cover). Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Thu 2/20, Welcome to Ashley, Burnside Bridge, Last Valley. Fri 2/21, Three on a Tree, Heavy Mental. Sat 2/22, Shooting Blanks, America's #1 Sweetheart, Imaginary Baseball League, Indoor Boy. 773-384-0043.

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

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 2/16, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/14, 6 PM, Split Habit, Swizzle Tree, Grasshopper Takeover, Sketchmiddle (all-ages); 11 PM, Godspeaks, Safes. Sat 2/15, 6:30 PM, Leftsetter, Euforeum, Dye the Sky (18 & over); midnight, Superdrag (18 & over). Sun 2/16, Stage Fright: "Smell the Love." Wednesdays, Audium Trio. Thu 2/20, Reuben Waters Loves You, Katie Todd Band, Big Bang Music Theory. Fri 2/21, Chinese Downhill, Flatline, Sullen, Twice Removed (18 & over). Sat 2/22, 6 PM, Exo, Jupiter Blue, Neptune Crush (all-ages); 10 PM, Nadas, Matthew Moon, Life in General. Sun 2/23, 6 PM, Inspektah Deck, Killah Priest, Cappadonna, Remedy, Family Tree, Verbal Kent, Rusty Chains, Bamski, Dug Infinite, DJ Precyse, Prime (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/14, Groovatron. Sat 2/15, Sweet Potato Project, Nine Miles. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 2/20, 1000 Vertical Ft. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 2/14, 7 PM, G'tar Man Dave (no cover). Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 2/21, 7 PM, Jim Henning & James Wayman (no cover). 847-550-1127.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, open mike. Fri 2/21, Tumbleweed. Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, Lake Shore Jive. 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 2/14, Susie Gomez & the Hollywoods. Sat 2/15, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 2/21, Torturing Elvis. Sat 2/22, JT & the Clouds. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/14, Blackouts, Intelligent Dennis, Latest. Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Hedonists Maybe. 312-922-6392.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 2/15, David & Marian. Sat 2/22, John McHugh. 847-835-3320.

CARIBOU COFFEE 1647 Algonguin, Rolling Meadows: Cafe with music at 8 PM. Fri 2/14, Bullets. 847-734-1007.

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

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 2/14, 9 PM, DJ Lauer spins at Love-o-Rama (benefit for the House Theatre of Chicago). Sat 2/15, Rubies, Sensei. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 2/21, Inchworm, Deer, Pap Scan. Sat 2/22, World Class Noise. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 2/15, JP & the Cats. Sat 2/22, Libido Funk Circus. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 2/14, 9:30 PM, From Zero, Blank Theory, Pimps. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 2/20, 9 PM, Kevin McDunna, Chris Gilmartin. Fri 2/21, 9:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball, Pleasing Betty. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Segway, 25-50, Stylus, Scott Conine. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/14, Love Monkeys. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 2/21, Fabulous Janes. Sat 2/22, Catfight. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/21, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Grant Robbin; 10:30 PM, Tony Rogers. Sat 2/15, 5 PM, Colleen McHugh; 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers; 11 PM, Craig Rubano. Sun 2/16, 3 PM, Lisa Asher; 5 PM, Julie Wilson; 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble with Jeannie Lambert. Tue 2/18, 8 PM, Ron Cohen. Wed 2/19, 8 PM, Georga Osborne. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Grant Robbin. Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers. Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble with Jeannie Lambert. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Ed Vantage & Johnny Price. Tuesdays, DJ Johnny Price spins breakbeat. Wednesdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/14 and Tue 2/18, DJ Alex. Sun 2/16, Mike Miller. Mon 2/17, Joe Camarillo spins punk. Wed 2/19, DJ Lawrence spins country & western. Thu 2/20, DJ Tony. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/14, 10 PM, the Girls, Box-o-Car, Missile, America's #1 Sweetheart. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Gaskit, Waste, Quiver Lip, Damnwells, Blue Nova. Tue 2/18, 10 PM, Vietnambla, Jumbo's Killcrane, Bible of the Devil. Wed 2/19, 9 PM, Drunken Monkeys, Daniel Roughan, Lori Wyatt. Thu 2/20, 9 PM, Frogs, Menthol, Manplanet. Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Ness, Sour Deluxe, Woolworthy, South of Houston. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Tijuana Hercules, A.S.N., Mistreaters, Street Van. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Voices. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/14, Catfight. Sat 2/15, Jam Buoy. Tue 2/18, Paul Wenzel. Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/21, 10:30 PM, Wicked Garden. Sat 2/22, Kryer. 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 2/14, American English (Beatles tribute), Paul Allodi & Chris Michaels. Sat 2/15, Rubber. Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 2/21, Pat McCurdy. Sat 2/22, Weathered (Creed tribute). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Ravenhouse, Bed, Serilian. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Freebasic, Vultures Are Lovebirds, Zeyer Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Mon 2/17, Lovehammers. Tue 2/18, Milkplow, Mindsight 20/20, Butterfat Mastermind. Wed 2/19, 9 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Stacia, Alex V. Thu 2/20, 9 PM, Squai, Voodoo Pilot, Second Hand Poets. Fri 2/21, 9:45 PM, Last of the Showmen, Mojo Filter, Down the Line. Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Strip for Parts, Zipperhead, Karmageddon (benefit for the American Diabetes Association) . 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/14, Ripleys. Sat 2/15, Eric McCabe/Brian Lupo Band. Fri 2/21, Dollhouse. Sat 2/22, Zero 260. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Centaur, Pelican (see Critic's Choice), No Funeral. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Chicago Kings (see Spot Check), DJs MG & Kitty. Sun 2/16, 9:30 PM, Zelienople, Nigel, Candyland Riots. Thu 2/20, 9:30 PM, TRS-80, Atombombpocketknife, Codebreaker. Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Shipping News, Dianogah, DJ Dante. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Watchers, Saturday Looks Good to Me. Sun 2/23, 10 PM, Bobby Conn, Eternals, Spires That in the Sunset Rise (benefit for Chicago Women's Health Center) . 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 2/14 and Sun 2/16, Dub Dis. Sat 2/15, Flex Crew. Wed 2/19, Rasta Kelly. Thu 2/20, RSB. Fri 2/21, 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.

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 2/14, Only Sons. Sat 2/15, Terata. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 2/20, Neil Rose Band. Fri 2/21, Eleventh Hour. Sat 2/22, Kato & the Houseboys. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Someone's Doubting Thomas. 630-922-9821.

FATTY'S 1312 W. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Gold Coast Refuse. 815-758-7737.

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 2/14, 7 PM, Ten Grand, Grand Ulena, Seyarse; 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Chi-B, Fullmetalsostak, Mossmaster B. Sat 2/15, 5 PM, Boris the Sprinkler, Decibators, Avert13, First Class, Break the Silence; 10 PM, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. Sun 2/16, 5 PM, Vodka Moxie, Shagbark, Mindstrung, La Migra (benefit for Cornerstone Community Homeless Shelter); 9 PM, Paris TX, New Constitution, Red Hot Valentines. Tue 2/18, Milemarker, Blood Brothers, Little Ax. Wed 2/19, 6 PM, Knockout, Dumbstruck, Short Arm Trick, Farewell Night; 10 PM, Pal, Manhandlers. Thu 2/20, Static Films, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio, New High Low, Portrait Perfume. Fri 2/21, 6 PM, Plain White T's, Don't Look Down, Holiday, Matches. Sat 2/22, 6 PM, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Jeff Caudill, Buzz Specters; 10 PM, Damo Suzuki, Defender, Midstates, Timeout Drawer. Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Embodiment, Narcissus, Dearest Fae; 7 PM, Queers, Teen Idols, Armstrong. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Sonny Landreth (see Spot Check), Juleps. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Sonny Landreth (see Spot Check), Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Tue 2/18, 9 PM, Leave, Braam. Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. 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 2/14, Western Box Turtles. Sat 2/15, Salvation Army, Soulfix. Fri 2/21, Arthur Lee. Sat 2/22, Radio Flyer. 847-821-1234.

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 2/14, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 2/21, 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 2/14, Harold Washing Machine, Western Grand, January T. Miller Band. Sat 2/15, Baby Kage, Crusters. Mon 2/17, Jamie Lynn Paradise & the Love Goddesses of the Lake. Wed 2/19, Nancy & Garrett. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 2/21, Loaded. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thu 2/20, Phil Circle & Ruby Harris. 773-262-5767.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 2/15, 9 PM, John Vinopal. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Jeff Roscoe. Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & Elizabeth Doyle; 10 PM, Boofant Sisters. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 2/17, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 2/18, 7:30 PM, Boofant Sisters; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 2/19, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Jen Porter. Thu 2/20, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 2/14, 5:30 PM, Joe Kregor; 9 PM, Boofant Sisters. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Joe Kregor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 2/17, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Craig Stewart & Beckie Menzie. Tue 2/18, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 2/19, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thu 2/20, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Fri 2/21, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, David Petro & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

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

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/21, Foam Rubber. 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: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 847-657-6023.

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 2/14, Loraxx, Barbeau, Celestial Static. Sat 2/15, Melochrome, Troubled Hubble (see Spot Check). Thu 2/20, 9 PM, Serene, Can-Ky-Ree, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 2/21, Pinebender, Head of Femur. Sat 2/22, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. 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 2/14, 5:30 PM, live karaoke (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJ Tainted Love. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, DJs Mary Nisi & Colleen McHale. Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Sara Osmer, Seven Harkey, Original Brothers & Sisters of Love. Mon 2/17, 9:30 PM, Cantina (no cover). Wed 2/19, 9 PM, Hamell on Trial, Entrance (see Spot Check). Thu 2/20, 9:30 PM, Rope, Brick Layer Cake, Funeral Home Photographer. Fri 2/21, 10 PM, 20 Miles, Greg Foreman, Danny Black. Sat 2/22, 12:30 AM, Disc Jockey CB. Sun 2/23, 9 PM, Mark Mallman. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 2/14, Dreaming Tree, Void Where Prohibited. Sat 2/15, Buddha's Belly, Mississippi Cactus. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Thu 2/20, Luster. Sat 2/22, Kung Fuzi, Maurice & the Cheeks. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 2/16, 8:30 PM, Home. Tue 2/18, 9 PM, Tambayan, PACIFICS, Kiwi, Bambu. Thu 2/20, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Michael Columbia & Sean Haefeli. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 2/15, Beth Gillis. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Buckwheat Zydeco, Benjy Davis Project (18 & over). Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Sixpence None the Richer, Luce, Sarah Slean (all-ages). Sun 2/16, Kinky, DJ Eduardo Cavillo (18 & over). Tue 2/18, 6:30 PM, Trapt, Exies, Stage (all-ages). Wed 2/19, 6:30 PM, Otep, Sworn Enemy, Hemlock, Heavils (all-ages). Fri 2/21, 9:30 PM, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (18 & over). Sat 2/22, 7 PM, Virginia Coalition, Ari Hest, Oval Opus (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, the Zone. Wed 2/19 and Thu 2/20, Gayle Ritt. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/14, Edie Carey. Sat 2/15, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Fri 2/21, Gregory Douglas. 312-245-0333.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 7:45 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You Sing It Sundays" open mike with backup singers and a band, hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

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

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

JOE BAILLY'S TAVERN 10854 S. Western: Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Motiv. 773-238-1313.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/14, Danger Kitty, Maggie Speaks (preceded by a rock auction and benefit for Lawrence House Youth Services). Sat 2/15, Mike & Joe. Wed 2/19, DJ Clue, Desert Storm Family. Thu 2/20, 9 PM, live karaoke with Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 2/21, 17th Floor, Catfight. Sat 2/22, Lovehammers, Wish, Molly. 312-337-3486.

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

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

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

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Lindsie Reitz Band, Soulfix. 773-384-1040.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 8 PM, "The Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. 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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Polkaholics. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Egnaro, Last Caress. Sun 2/16, 9 PM, Dayna Malou. Tue 2/18, 10 PM, Little Big Men. Wed 2/19, 9 PM, Reactavox. Thu 2/20, 9:30 PM, Saps, Woodrows, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. Fri 2/21, 10 PM, MHZ, White Outs, Beautys, Vagiants. Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Wackers, Mickey Brothers, Growth Ltd., Finneus, Slap Happy, Wax Buddha (benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Sun 2/23, 9 PM, Darwin's Dilemma, Blue Lit Souls. 773-871-3757.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Rebirth Brass Band (2/15 with Devil in a Woodpile). Wed 2/19, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos (no cover). Thu 2/20, 9 PM, Ten Ten, the Charm, Two Car Garage. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Luther Wright & the Wrongs. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Old No. 8, Hoyle Brothers. 773-404-9494.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Audrey Morris with Justin Hayford, Yoko Noge & Clark Dean, and Joe Vito (tribute to Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini). 312-742-1748.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/14, 5:30 PM, Local H, Duvall, Tossers, Arrivals, the Ghost, Dishes, Check Engine, Matics, Bitchy (see Post No Bills; all-ages); 11 PM, Dieselboy with MC J Messinian, Bad Company UK, DJ? Acucrack, DJ Glyde (18 & over). Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Umphrey's McGee (all-ages). Sun 2/16 and Mon 2/17, 6:30 PM, Finch, the Used, Movielife, My Chemical Romance (sold out). Tue 2/18, 6:30 PM, Mindless Self Indulgence, Tub Ring, Bizarbies (all-ages). Thu 2/20, 9 PM, Absinthe Blind, Air This Side of Caution, Magnus, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir (18 & over). Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Bumpus, Punsapaya, Star Candy (18 & over). Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Smiling Assassins, Kenny Brown Band (18 & over). Sun 2/23, 6:30 PM, Sleater-Kinney, Black Keys, Sweet Heat (sold out). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 2/22, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY'S 2450 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/14, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Fri 2/21, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. 773-435-0007.

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.

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 2/15, Dog Bone. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike. 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 2/14, Smear Campaign, Mashers, Squared Off. Wed 2/19, Open Hole Soul. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/14, Famous Brothers, Saps, Lone Assassins. Sat 2/15, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Juleps. Sun 2/16, 2 PM, Al Day Trio with Stacia. Tue 2/18, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Indika. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Exo, American Cosmonaut, Tuffy, Sons of Jorel. Sat 2/22, No Doctors, Metalux, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Little Howlin' Wolf, Vertonen. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (2/20 with Richard Richards & Ellen Keyt). Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Phil Circle. Sat 2/22, Minna Bromberg, Dave Martin. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 2/14, Flutter, Emergence, Terminal Bliss. Sat 2/15, Smokin' With Superman, Pugslee Atomz, Psalmone, Black Reign, Infinito. Sundays, Pleasure Trip with Leddie Garcia, DJ Form. Mon 2/17, Blue Groove Lounge with Jesse de la Peña, Spo, Windy Woosh Wrec, DJ Precyse, DJ 33-1/3, DJ Supacuts. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Alo, I-Ron, Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 2/19, Autumn War, Digital Manipulation, DJ Abe. Fri 2/21, Core Project, Daily Bridge Club. Sat 2/22, Ghettobillies, Rambler 454, Randy Burke & the Prisoners. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 2/14, 9:30 PM, Wild Side (Motley Crue tribute). Sat 2/15, 5 PM, 3/4 Sex Bolt, Dumpstar, VD6, Blown (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Stone Jones, Rosedales, Treacle, Crookshanks. Sun 2/16, 5 PM, Hired Geeks, Duct Tape Mustache, Myopia, Weakdaze, Missing the Point (all-ages). Thu 2/20, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Fri 2/21, 7 PM, 40 Below, E-Town Concrete, A.D.D. Sat 2/22, 5 PM, Vertical Method, Lucius Warbaby, Heavils, I Love Rich, Animus (all-ages); 11 PM, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Sun 2/23, 5 PM, Mesa, Grindbox, Illroot, Face the Fury, Centilla (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Moods. Sat 2/22, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. 630-629-2940.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 2/15, 9 PM, I Decline, Inner Recipe, Banana Sac. 708-293-1837.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Thu 2/20, Urban Funk Ordinance. Fri 2/21, Mike & Joe. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/15, Smushies, Miki Greenberg's Songs of Love. Sun 2/16, Heavy Matters. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 2/19, Saddest Member of Your Family. Fri 2/21, Banana Sac. Sat 2/22, L&J, Shane Train. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/14, A Month of Somedays. Sat 2/15, Analog Radio, Josiah Mazzaschi. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Lama. Thu 2/20, Jupiter, Capital 8. Fri 2/21, live karaoke. Sat 2/22, Helen Stellar, Murmur. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 2/21, 6 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-472-1000.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/15, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 2/22, Rhoads & Craven. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Hat Guys. Sat 2/15, Desi Brothers. Thu 2/20, Blue Diamond. Fri 2/21, Desi Brothers. Sat 2/22, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Reagan National Crash Diet, Tuffets, Treason Brothers. Sat 2/15, Lozenge, Herc., Jootwtsylfaess, Life Rocks! Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Dead Steel Mill, Urinal Mints. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Swansea Mass, Cock E.S.P., Gays in the Military. Fri 2/21, Kasper Hauser, Children's Hour, Brendan Massei. Sat 2/22, Steepwater Band, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Sun 2/23, 8 PM, Paul B. Davis, Lord of the Yum Yums, DJ Doug Pound. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/15, Shane Train, Gina Black. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 2/19, Stevie Lizard. Sat 2/22, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. 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.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays and Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Dahui. Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle. Thu 2/20, 9 PM, Roosevelt University Percussion Ensemble. 312-492-6100.

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

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

ROCK HOUSE CAFE 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Humpback Wail, Haeger's Bend. Sat 2/15, Donner Surprise Party, Mashers, Ella Music Group. Fri 2/21, Psycho Ex-Lover, Wombat Carnival, Epicycle. Sat 2/22, Portrait, Mercy, June's Arrival. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/14, 9:30 PM, and Sat 2/15, 9:45 PM, Fabulous Janes. Fri 2/21, Jane Doe Band. Sat 2/22, Dawn Patrol. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/14, 10:30 PM, Lightning & Thunder (Neil Diamond tribute). Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Patrice Pike, Ripley Caine; 10 PM, Legendary Shack Shakers, Riptones, Kent Rose. Sun 2/16, 9 PM, David Thomas & Two Pale Boys (see Spot Check), Puerto Muerto. Mon 2/17, 8 PM, Bryter, Boda, Matt Hoffer. Tue 2/18, 9 PM, the Sun, Catfish Haven, Spindle (18 & over). Wed 2/19, 9 PM, Pleasure Club, Starflyer 59, Heavy Duty Felt (18 & over). Fri 2/21, 10 PM, Chris Mills & the City That Works, Archer Prewitt. Sat 2/22, 7 PM, David Wilcox; 10 PM, Waxwings, M's, Even Homer Nods. Sun 2/23, 8 PM, David Wilcox. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/15, Hardline. Sat 2/22, Dinner With Strangers. 630-372-2900.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. Thu 2/20 and Sat 2/22, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 2/20, 3:30 PM, Michael K. 312-441-9334.

STANLEY'S 1970 N. Lincoln: Music after 8 PM. Sundays, live karaoke. 773-642-0007.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Prime, Clewrock & Perphect, Qwazaar, Nacrobats, Seel, Shamgod, DJ Kico, DJ Mental. 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.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/15, Prowlers. Sat 2/22, Night Riders. 630-213-1006.

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

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/14, DJ Mo King. Sat 2/15, Bad Idea. Fri 2/21, DJ Sweetsound, DJ Shuteye, DJ V Boy Beto, DJ Wilddag. Sat 2/22, Mr. Blotto. 708-389-7810.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Urn, Sore. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 2/14, 6 PM, Rhythm Futur. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Ruby Harris, Phil Circle, Inderjeet Sidhu, Jeff Libman. Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Abi Tapia, Matt Wahl, Dark Green Bottles. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 2/18, 8 PM, Your Little Ponies. Wed 2/19, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Melissa Adams, Kelley Clute, Ellen Rosner. Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Mark Selby. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Standing on the Ruins of the Stage, DJ Blank. Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Back 40, Utah Carol. Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Jessica Weiser, Julie Frost, Eric Lee Saitz. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/14, DJ Cardiac spins anti-Valentine's Day party. Sat 2/15, Danglers, Annavox. Sun 2/16, Dirty Love, Alphabet, Million. Mondays, DJ Vibe Instigatah. Wednesdays, live karaoke (2/19 with the Hootenanners). Fri 2/21, Frankenpony. Sat 2/22, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. 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. Fri 2/14, Lizard Kings. Sat 2/15 and Sat 2/22, open stage. Fri 2/21, Peter Cunningham & the Shades. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/15, Cover Girls. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/14, Carl Brown. Sat 2/15, Dansika, Dub Dis. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/14, 56 Hope Road, Katie Todd Band, First Name Basis. Sat 2/15, Homunculus, Daily Bridge Club, Three Minute Mile. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Wayne Healy Band. Thu 2/20, Olde Style, Interociter, Skinvent. Fri 2/21, Smokestack, June's Arrival. Sat 2/22, Black Velvet Band, Downcast, Rain Gods, Sleepers. 773-929-1300.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Live music on Thursdays after 9 PM. Wed 2/19, Paul Wenzel. 773-549-4949.

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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. Fridays, DJs Lou Dogg & Mike G. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tue 2/18, Jimmie Page. Thursdays, Jim Wodjyla. 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.

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s alternative, synthwave, gothic, and industrial dance. 773-477-5238.

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 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 2/14, percussionist Louie Louie. Sat 2/15, Mel Hammond, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sun 2/16, DJ Steve. Mondays, DJ BJAK. Wed 2/19, DJs Phreak & Spaz. Thu 2/20, DJs FLX & Chris Million. 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. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage & indie rock. Wed 2/19, Juju. 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.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Sun 2/16, Jesse de la Peña spins Latin funk, Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum & bass, bossa nova, dancehall, Afro-beat, and dub. 773-528-2220.

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.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 2/17, 10 PM-2 AM, Bill Vanloo, DJ Krank, DJ Ray_Rod (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Paul Blair & Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 312-204-9991.

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

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

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

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

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, Can Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence & Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fridays and Saturdays, midnight-4 AM, B Side DJs spin rare groove, jazz, mambo, Cuban, funk & soul (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender & others. 773-395-0066.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Jesse de la Peña & 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/14, 11 PM, Dieselboy with MC J Messinian, Bad Company UK, DJ? Acucrack, DJ Glyde (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Bear Who? & Majid. 312-828-9000.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phantom. 312-642-2582.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum & bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

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

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, DJs DVS & Billy the Kid spin Euro, progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Souljunkies.com hosts "Water" with DJ Kennedy Octane and guest DJs spinning deep global house, Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, tribal, and downtempo (upstairs in the Sky Lounge). 312-491-1931.

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

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, 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. Thu 2/20, Tracy Toby. 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 2/14, Colette, James Curd. Sat 2/15, Ron Trent, Brad Owen. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs spin punk, ska, new wave, and reggae. Thu 2/20, Jeff Samuel, Magda, Mercedez Ben, Josh Werner, Marko Katic. Fri 2/21, Julius Papp, J-Dub. Sat 2/22, Miles Maeda, Hrme. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Tyrone. 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. 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 (2/19 with DJ Kumar). Thursdays, DJ Dan. 773-227-4906.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ MassTransit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Greg spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, hip-hop open mike hosted by Saiyid. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, DJ Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, 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. Sat 2/15, DJ Dannyboy, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, DJ Goose, DJ Flipside, DJ Jayfunk. Wed 2/19, Paul Van Dyk, John Curley, Johnny Chaos, DJ Apocalypse, Ashish Shah, Donnie Stash, Chris Tomasone, Justin Gardner, Hac Le, DJ Lovebone, Mark Centennial, Agent 47. Thu 2/20, DJ Hybrid, John Curley, David Fenmore, Eric Ross. Sat 2/22, Johnny Vegas, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Goose, DJ Flipside, DJ Jayfunk. 312-491-9729.

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJs Markski & Schim. Sundays, DJs Kola, Scorpio & Erik K. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, DJs Pat Clark & Schim. Thursdays, DJs Alexo, Big Time & Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Mike Z. & Solange. Fri 2/14, DJs Dan Efex, Gray Area, Apocalypse, Bucky Fargo, Chris Gin, Mark & Karl Almira, Mona, Justin Gardner, Mike Z. & Solange. Sat 2/15, Jimmy Van M, Pat Fosheen, Brian Bolcher, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Sat 2/22, Johnny Fiasco, Justin Long, Hipolito Sanchez, 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 2/14, Terry Hunter, Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 2/15, Misstress Barbara, John Patterson, John Curley, Andre Harris, PNS. Fri 2/21, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Lego, Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. 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

DONNA ADLER Free concert. Wed 2/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

J.D CROWE & THE NEW SOUTH, SPECIAL CONSENSUS Fri 2/21, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO STRING QUARTET, KELLY HOGAN Sold out. Fri 2/14, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PAUL GEREMIA Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MELVIN GOINS & WINDY MOUNTAIN, JOHN & ELLEN WRIGHT All-ages; see Post No Bills. Sun 2/16, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

FRED HOLSTEIN Sat 2/15, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

LONG VALLEY HILLBILLIES perform at a barn dance with calling by Dan Saathoff. Sun 2/16, 2 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-840-2061.

JOHN McCUTCHEON Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DARRYL PURPOSE, MICHAEL & DAVID HUGHES Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Park City. 847-949-5355.

BILL STAINES Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

TEFLONS Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171 or 630-964-4871.

folk & country

clubs

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 2/17, 8 PM, Whistle Pig 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 2/14, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Week Back. Fri 2/21, 9:30 PM, Clan na Gael. Sat 2/22, 10 PM, Gerard Haughey. 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.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Fri 2/21, 7 PM, Tippler's Way. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 2/16, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Paul K. and Chico M. 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 2/14, Switchback. Sat 2/15, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 2/21, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Sat 2/22, Velvet Green. 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 2/15, Tom Dundee. Sat 2/22, Barbara Silverman. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Pamela Means. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Andi & I. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/14, 6 PM, Tom O'Callaghan. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Sun 2/23, Vince Gill (sold out). 312-923-2000.

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

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

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 2/16, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Three Men in Kilts. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/17, 9:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Irish session. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 2/19, 9 PM, "Folk You!" with Larry O. Dean, Howie Kantoff, Mark Sheehy, Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch. 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.

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/14, 7 PM, Tommy Emmanuel. 773-525-2508.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 2/14, John Heasly. Fri 2/21, Jim Kanas. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ELMHURST COLLEGE GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3222.

HOWLING AT THE MOON Jackie Taylor & Jimmy Tillman's "bluesical" about Howlin' Wolf, with Rick Stone, Dwight Neal, Qween Roy, and Desla Epison. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451 or 312-902-1500.

FERNANDO JONES Mon 2/17, 10:30 AM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

JOHN PRIMER Free in-store performance. Sat 2/15, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

FRANK SCOTT JR. & THE MOTAVATIONS performs at an opening reception for the exhibition "Frank Scott Jr. and the Struggle to Preserve Maxwell Street." Fri 2/21, 6 PM, 1926 Exhibition Studies Space, 1926 N. Halsted. 773-665-4802.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES WITH KURT ELLING Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHORUS, ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR, BARRETT SISTERS, CHICAGO MASS CHOIR, CHIP JOHNSON Randi Von Ellefson conducts a gospel concert. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-9075.

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 2/14, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. 312-642-6805.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/21, Penthouse Playboys. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/18, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 2/21, and Sat 2/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/18, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Lindsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. 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 2/14, Don Shipps & the Titanic Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. Saturdays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 7 PM, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. Tuesdays, 7 PM, jam session hosted by the Blues Crew. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Blues Revue. Thursdays, 7 PM, Thunderfoot & the Blues Kickers. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/14, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Jody Williams, Danny Draher. Sat 2/15, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Homey & the Juicy Blues Band. Sun 2/16, Vance Kelly. Mon 2/17, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 2/18, Dave Specter. Wed 2/19, Charlie Love. Thu 2/20, Jimmy Burns. Fri 2/21, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 2/22, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Chick Willis, Michael Coleman. Sun 2/23, Byther Smith. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, Willie White. 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 2/14, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 2/15, Anthony Gomes. Fri 2/21, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 2/22, Wayne Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

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. Fri 2/14, Madman Blues Band. Sat 2/15, Rover Pruitt Jr. Blues Band. Tuesdays, open jam with Duke Rupert & the Koala Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 2/21, Undertoad. Sat 2/22, Silver Lining. 773-685-8083.

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

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 2/22, Ken Saydak Trio. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 2/15, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 2/22, Mississippi Heat. 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. Sat 2/22, B.K. Read & the Blinding Light Band, poet J.J. Tindall. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/14, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

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 2/15, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. Tue 2/18, 8:30 PM, Brian Lupo Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 2/22, 9:30 PM, Mike Wheeler 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 2/14, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 2/15, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 2/18, Chicago Playboys. Wed 2/19, Joe Moss Band. Thu 2/20, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Fri 2/21, the Buzz. Sat 2/22, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 2/22, Vini & the Demons. 312-245-0333.

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 2/14 and Sat 2/15, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, Charlie Love, Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Lurrie Bell, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 2/20, Marty Sammon (live radio broadcast). Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 2/15, 9:30 PM, Transmission. 630-446-4001.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/15, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Sat 2/22, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM: Tue 2/18, Professor John. Thu 2/20, Greg Pasenko. 312-787-9596.

PADDY MAC'S 4157 N. Pulaski: Bar and grill with music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/15, Luke Rytel Blues Band. Sat 2/22, Madman Blues Band. 773-279-9300.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/14, Smilin' Bobbie & His Blues Machine. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 2/20, Keith Scott Trio (no cover). Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sun 2/23, 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 2/14, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. Sat 2/15, Blue Rubies. Fri 2/21, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Sat 2/22, Pistol Pete. 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 2/14, Charlie Love. Sat 2/15, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 2/19, Li'l Smokey Smothers (no cover). Thu 2/20, Andre Taylor (no cover). Fri 2/21, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 2/22, Eddy Clearwater with Kid Dynamite. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 2/14, Tad Robinson, Alex Schultz. Sat 2/15, Kinsey Report. Tue 2/18 and Fri 2/21, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 2/19, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thu 2/20, Lurrie Bell. Sat 2/22, Detroit Jr. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 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. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Pat Smillie. Sat 2/15, Bumblebee Bob. Fri 2/21, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 2/22, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/14, Juke Joint Money Makers. Sat 2/15, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Fri 2/21, Chicago Blues Angels. 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix (2/18 with T-Bird Huck). 708-389-7810.

VERSIE'S LOUNGE 4310 S. Prairie: Sundays, 9 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-723-3694.

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

jazz

concerts

ANCESTRAL RESURRECTION ENSEMBLE Sat 2/15 and Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Love Foundation, 553 E. 75th. 312-263-1649.

TRIBUTE TO MARIAN ANDERSON AND SALUTE TO MAHALIA JACKSON with Millicent Sylvester, Kimberly Jones, Alfreda Burke, Joanne Hawkins-White, pianists Lee Koonce & Earma Thompson, and bassist John Whitfield. Sun 2/16, 4 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

PATRICIA BARBER, JOHNNY FRIGO QUARTET See Critic's Choice. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

KELLY BRAND Sun 2/23, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

RICK BRAUN, KIRK WHALUM, NORMAN BROWN Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

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

CHICAGO COALITION JAZZ SEPTET Sun 2/16, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH FRANZ JACKSON & JOHNNY FRIGO perform "The Birth of Jazz" with music by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Bix Beiderbecke. Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. Wed 2/19, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 312-344-6245.

CHICAGO STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE followed by a panel discussion on "The Future of Black Jazz" with David Young, Dennis Winslett, and Nicole Mitchell. Tue 2/18, 6 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-344-7459.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Sun 2/16, 3 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3110.

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA WITH BUTCH MILES performs under the direction of Grover Mitchell as part of the 36th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

ORBERT DAVIS Free admission. Thu 2/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Thu 2/20, 6 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7459.

DePAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH VINCE MAGGIO & MARK COLBY Free concert. Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Student Center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-325-7664.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ BAND WITH BOBBY SHEW, GARY SMULYAN, AND DENNIS MACKREL performs as part of the 36th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Sun 2/23, 9 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLES perform as part of the 36th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 1 and 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/23, 1 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

VON FREEMAN, JODIE CHRISTIAN, BURGESS GARDNER Free performance and discussion. Tue 2/18, 11:30 AM, Conaway Multicultural Center, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. 312-344-7459.

JOHNNY FRIGO Free concert. Fri 2/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JAMMIN' WITH POPS Tribute to Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald. Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

MARCIN JANUSZKIEWICZ QUARTET Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

JIM KULL QUINTET Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

JOE LOVANO STREET BAND WITH GIL GOLDSTEIN Sat 2/22, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Fri 2/14, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

BOB MINTZER BIG BAND performs as part of the 36th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Daniel J. Farris. Mon 2/17, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 2/20, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SHAWN SALMON TRIO Free concert. Fri 2/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SPIDER SALOFF TRIO Performance, discussion, and luncheon. Fri 2/14, 11:45 AM, Ray Hartstein Campus, Oakton Community College, 7701 N. Lincoln, Skokie. 847-635-1411.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES WITH KURT ELLING Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/14, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/15, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Snatch, Inc. 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 2/19, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Franz Jackson Quartet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 2/20, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 2/21, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/22, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Joan Hickey Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

BABALUCI 2152 N. Damen: Restaurant with live jazz upstairs on weekends at 8 PM. Fri 2/21, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-486-5300.

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 2/14 through Sun 2/16, Bobby Lewis. Thu 2/20 through Sun 2/23, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Sat 2/15, Montgomery Street Band. Fri 2/21, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. Sat 2/22, John Mahady & Beckie Menzie (tribute to Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis). In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 7 PM, Joel Barry. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Green. 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 2/19, John Mose Trio. 630-406-0008.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Tue 2/18, 9 PM, Dead Cat Bounce (see Critic's Choice). 773-384-8600.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 2/18, 8 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Segue. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Full Effect Trio. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

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

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

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

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 2/18, 9:30 PM, Roy Campbell's Pyramid Trio (see Critic's Choice), Vandermark 5. Wed 2/19, 9:30 PM, Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack with Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, Kurt Johnson & Jen Clare Paulson. 773-276-3600.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/16, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Wed 2/19, 6 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Chicago Collective of Performing Jazz Orchestra. Thu 2/20, 8 PM, David Polk Project. Sun 2/23, 6 PM, Brienn Perry Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music at Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Alex Martinez Latin Experience. Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Bob Baglione Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Sat 2/15, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. Wed 2/19, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Fri 2/21, Taku Akiyama Quartet. 773-262-5767.

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 2/16, 2 PM, West End Jazz Band. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

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 2/14, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Frank Portolese Orchestra. Sat 2/15, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Quartet (no cover). Tue 2/18, 6 PM, Bill Cochran Trio (no cover). Wed 2/19, 9 PM, Sam Burkhardt Orchestra. Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Kathy Kelly Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/14, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/16, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group with Dave Rempis, Jim Baker, Josh Berman, Aram Shelton, Jason Roebke, and Tim Daisy; 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Example: None; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet (Marilyn Monroe tribute). 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 2/21, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Bob Mintzer Big Band; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (Harold Arlen tribute). 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Jazz Unlimited Orchestra with Rodney Clark. Thu 2/20, 9 PM, Ted Hogarth Sextet. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Dee Alexander. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Fri 2/21, 6 PM, Mike Barber. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, and Mike Reed. 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 2/16, Damon Short Quintet. 773-935-2118.

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

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

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

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 2/14 through Sun 2/16, Judy Roberts Quartet (2/16 at 4 PM only). Thu 2/20 through Sun 2/23, Sonny Fortune Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Sundays, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong. 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. 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 2/14, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz Trio. 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, Clark Sommers & Mike Schlick with Selina Baker. Fri 2/21, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 2/22, 9:30 PM, Andreas Kapsalis Trio. 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Tue 2/18, 10 PM, Horn House with Ryan Bennett, Thaddus Franklin, Eric Koppa, Matt Ulery & John Zelisko (live recording). 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. Sundays and Mondays, Lynette Stawling. Tuesdays, Sami Scot. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Lenny Perrata & Brent Benteler. 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.

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: Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Two for Brazil. Wed 2/19, 7 PM, WesBound Trane. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Union Circle. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. 708-366-8073.

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, 8:30 PM, Neshama (sit-ins welcome). 773-743-7855.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 2/16, Kelly Brand Duo. Mon 2/17, Bill Peterson Duo. Wed 2/19, Paulinho Garcia. Sun 2/23, Bradley Williams Duo. 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 2/14 and Sat 2/15, Bobby Broom Quartet. Sundays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Los Hombres Perdidos. 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 2/23, Shawn Salmon Trio. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Mon 2/17, Dragons 1976. 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 2/14, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 8:30 PM, Alison Ruble Quartet. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Jordan Baskin/Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sun 2/16, Russell Alan Rowe Trio with Thecla Heuring. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 2/18, Erin McDougald Trio. Wed 2/19, Denise La Grassa Trio. Thu 2/20, Bradley Williams Trio with Gingi Lahera. Fri 2/21, 6 PM, Jack Crofoot; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 2/22, 9 PM, Savoir Faire. Sun 2/23, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/14, Wallace Burton Quintet with Rachel Charson, Gerald McClendon Band. Sat 2/15, Ken Chaney Trio, Mark Madsen Trio. Tue 2/18, Dave Flippo Duo (no cover). Wed 2/19, Mark Madson (no cover). Sat 2/22, King Fleming Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Tue 2/18, 8 PM, Fred Lonberg-Holm Quartet, Four Thirteen. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/14, Q Blue. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 2/18, D. Bayne Septet. Thu 2/20, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Fri 2/21, Havana. 773-276-9730.

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

RED PEPPER LOUNGE 428 E. 87th: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Snatch, Inc. 773-873-5700.

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

SALERNO'S 1201 W. Grand: Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 312-666-3444.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. Sat 2/22, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SAVOR 358 W. Ontario: Fri 2/14, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-944-3586.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 2/14, Bill Peterson Trio with Kevin Kizer. Sat 2/15, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 2/16, 11 AM, Kelly Brand. Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, Bill Peterson Duo with Rich Fudoli. Sun 2/23, 11 AM, Paulinho Garcia. 312-787-9596.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Kevin Drumm (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/15 and Sat 2/22, Q Blue. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mon 2/17, John Brumbach Quartet. Tue 2/18, Taku Akiyama Quartet. 773-772-6656.

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

SPAREROOM 2416 W. North: Thu 2/20, 8:30 PM, NOW music series with Carol Genetti, Andrew Lafkas, Eric Leonardson, Asimina Chremos. 773-862-2447.

STARFISH 804 W. Randolph: Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Preetham Marati Quartet. 312-997-2433.

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.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. 773-278-6600.

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 2/14 and Sat 2/15, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 2/20, Kaliq Woods Quintet, Tanya Reed & the Jazz Continuum. Fri 2/21, David Boykin Expanse, Black Folk Music with Dennis Winslett. Sat 2/22, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble, David Young Group, Matana Roberts. 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.

LA ZINGARA 2300 E. Rand, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Frank Lamphere Duo. 847-398-3700.

international

concerts

DANK FOX VALLEY FASCHING DANCE with music by Hirsch. Sat 2/15, 7 PM, VFW Post 1197, Rte. 25 & Wilson, Batavia. 630-232-0099.

WILLIE GARCIA Y SU ORQUESTA SABOR performs as part of the Chicago WinterDance festival, with dance lessons one hour before the performance; free admission. Sun 2/16, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

ALEJANDRA GUZMAN, ALEKS SYNTEK All-ages. Fri 2/14, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-879-9111 or 312-559-1212.

PACO JAVIER JIMENO, ROCIO BAZAN, DAVID MORALES perform "Novisimo" as part of Flamenco 2003. Wed 2/19 and Thu 2/20, 7 PM, Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green. 312-327-2000.

HABIB KOITE, DJ WARP Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

LINGUA MUSICA under the direction of Donald Neale. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-764-0503.

BETTY XIANG & WEI YANG perform on erhu and pipa. Sat 2/15, 2 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 773-442-4978.

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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Orquesta Nabori (benefit for the Nicaragua Solidarity Committee). 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Wed 2/19, 8 PM, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble. Fri 2/21, 9 PM, Asakivle, Sir Shina Owolabi & the African Morning Stars Band. Sat 2/22, 9:30 PM, Angel Melendez & Angelle, DJ El Papichulo. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Thu 2/20, Giorgos Alkaios (18 & over). 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 2/15, 9:30 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

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

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

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

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

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Sat 2/15, 10 PM, and Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Szakcsi Lakatos Trio. 773-736-4949.

LA PE--A 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 2/15, 8 PM, and Thu 2/20, 7:30 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 2/15, 10 PM, Dahui. 312-492-6100.

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

ALBAN BERG QUARTET (Haydn, Janacek, Beethoven). Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ASE TRIO (Hailstork, Moore, Perkinson, Savage). Sun 2/16, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7509 S. South Shore Dr. 773-783-3143.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts Frank Ferko's Stabat Mater. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

CHANTICLEER vocal ensemble (Lienas, Gershwin, and others). Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA (Zaimont, Crabtree, Turner, Applebaum, Olson). Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 2/16, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND Colin Holman, conductor (Norbury, Hohne, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Widor, Ball, Respighi). Fri 2/21, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor (Holst, Elgar). Sun 2/16, 2:30 PM, Saint Ignatius College Prep School, 1076 W. Roosevelt. 773-878-0575.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS premiere Bruce Adolphe's Witches, Wizards, Spells and Elves: The Magic of Shakespeare in a family concert. Sat 2/15 and Sat 2/22, 10 and 11:30 AM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Sun 2/16, 7:30 PM, organist Douglas Cleveland with saxophonist Frederick Hemke (Proulx, Simmons, Broege, Ferko, Locklair, Hancock, Decker). Sun 2/23, 3 PM, organist Johannes Unger. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Boccherini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Schubert, Perle). Wed 2/19, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with clarinetist Larry Combs (Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/14, 1:30 PM, and Sun 2/16, 3 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Radu Lupu (Brahms, Schoenberg, Beethoven). Tue 2/18, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Stewart Goodyear (Brahms, Schoenberg, Beethoven). Thu 2/20 through Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Pinchas Zukerman (Elgar, Sibelius). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free concert. Sat 2/15, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO with violinist Jospeh Glymph in a free chamber music concert (Rota, Brahms, Villa-Lobos, Haydn). Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT COMPOSERS RECITAL Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY TUBA STUDENTS in a free recital. Tue 2/18, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

EAST MEETS WEST Fengshi Yang, conductor, with soprano Linda Ogden Hagen in a free concert. Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-357-6714.

STEVE EDWARDS AND PHILIP SIMMONS guitars, with pianist Melody Lord (Castelnuovo-Tedesco and others). Sun 2/23, 3 PM, Glenview New Church, 73 Park Dr., Glenview. 847-920-9569.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD in a new-music program (DeSantis, Silverman, Ueno, Etezady). Sun 2/16, 5 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/14, 12:10 PM, organist Alistair Reid. Fri 2/21, 12:10 PM, soprano Annie Picard and guitarist Julie Goldberg. 312-787-4570.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY WIND ENSEMBLE performs music of Mozart in a free concert. Sun 2/16, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

MARTHA GUTH soprano, with pianist Alison D'Amato (Copland, Liszt, Grieg, Crumb). Sun 2/16, 3 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 2:15 PM), Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

THOMAS HAMPSON AND DANIEL BARENBOIM baritone and piano, perform selections from Hugo Wolf's Mörike Lieder. Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HOLLAND WIND PLAYERS Tue 2/18, 7:30 PM (Dvorak, Hartmann, Mozart, Keuris), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441. Sun 2/23, 7 PM (Mozart, Rossini, Weber, and others), Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3070.

MIHAELA IONESCU, RUSSELL HERSHOW, DIANE MUES, BRADLEY OPLAND, MATHIEU DUFOUR, DENNIS MICHEL, CRAIG MORRIS, AND PATRICIA LEE violins, viola, bass, flute, bassoon, trumpet, and harpsichord (J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Rossini, Ysaye, Zelenka, Fasch). Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

GORAN IVANOVIC guitar (Brouwer, Piazzolla, Ivanovic, and others). Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 630-323-2885.

BARNABAS KELEMEN AND JEAN DUBE violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Liszt, Wieniawski, Sarasate). Free admission. Wed 2/19, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MARGARET McELWAIN KEMPER organ, in a free concert (Bach, spirituals, and others). Sun 2/16, 7 PM, North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel, Glencoe. 847-835-1227.

KRONOS QUARTET See Critic's Choice. Wed 2/19, 6 and 8 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-575-8000.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with violinist Adele Anthony (Mendelssohn, Brahms). Fri 2/21 and Sat 2/22, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

SANG MEE LEE AND ALMITA VAMOS violins, with pianist Milana Pavchinskaya in an all-Prokofiev program. Sun 2/23, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 2/14, Mon 2/17, and Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Harry Bicket, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Futral and countertenors David Daniels and Bejun Mehta (Handel, Partenope). Sat 2/15 and Wed 2/19, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Veronica Villarroel, tenor Neil Shicoff, and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Verdi, A Masked Ball). 312-332-2244.

WINNERS OF MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston: Sat 2/22, 3:30 PM, violinist Conrad Tao with Midwest Young Artists Orchestra (Mendelssohn, Haydn, Schubert); 5:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Percussion, Wind, Brass, and String Ensembles; 7:30 PM, trombonist Rachel Levin and soprano Alisa Jordheim with Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra (Menott, Schubert, Hindemith). 847-926-9898.

ANTHONY MOLINARO piano (Prokofiev, Gershwin). Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

CHASE PAMELA MORRISON cello, with harpsichordist Andrew Paul Fredel (D. Gabrielli, Antoniotti, Pergolesi). Sun 2/16, 4 PM, St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. 847-251-0771.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Harry Bicket, conductor, with soprano Carolyn Sampson (Gluck, Mozart). Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Alexander Toradze in an all-Prokofiev program. Sun 2/16, 4 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Mary Springfels, conductor (Frescobaldi, Cangiasi, and others). Sat 2/22, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS Wed 2/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WINTER OPERA Frederick Ockwell conducts Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Thu 2/20 through Sat 2/22, 8 PM, and Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium,

Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS Julia Davids, conductor, with pianist Emily Parker (Legrenzi, Purcell, Pachelbel, Hatfield, Telfer). Sun 2/23, 7:30 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland, conductor, with soprano Aruna Serbanescu, violinist Peter Blagoev, and cellist Heather Moncrief (Brahms, Ravel, Tchaikovsky). Sun 2/23, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

PACIFICA QUARTET performs all five string quartets of Elliott Carter. Fri 2/21, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

EMMANUEL PAHUD AND HELENE GRIMAUD flute and piano (Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Poulenc). See Critic's Choice. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PINOTAGE (Orrego-Salas, Start). Sat 2/22, 2 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 773-442-4978.

STEPHEN POWELL AND BARBARA SHIRVIS baritone and soprano, in a program of "love songs through the ages." Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 2/15, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DESIREE RUHSTRAT, PHYLLIS ADAMS, ABE STOKMAN, BARBARA ANN MARTIN, EMILY DAVIS, DAVID CUNLIFFE, JULIA BENTLEY, AND JOHN McGUIRE violin, harp, piano, soprano, flute, cello, mezzo-soprano, and French horn, perform music of Lita Grier and Julian Harvey. Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

DAVID SCHRADER harpsichord and clavichord. Sun 2/16, 2:30 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Thu 2/20, 8 PM, Matt Haimovitz performs Bach cello suites. 773-525-2508.

ANDREW SCHULTZE bass-baritone, performs music of "classical composers from the African diaspora" in a free recital. Wed 2/19, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7459.

FLORENCE SCHWARTZ AND JELENA DIRKS violin and piano (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 2/16, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Chopin, Liszt, Grieg). Fri 2/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

TANO VENTI WOODWIND QUINTET Sun 2/23, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

ALEXANDER TORADZE with other pianists from the Toradze Piano Studio. Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Steven Huang conducts a free concert (Mozart, Herbert, J. Strauss, Gilbert and Sullivan). Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO VOCAL SHOWCASE Free admission. Thu 2/20, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484 or 773-702-8069.

VERMEER QUARTET (Beethoven, Mozart, Britten, Grieg). Sun 2/16, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-663-1628 or 773-722-5463.

DALE VOELKER organ (Bach, Mozart, Widor). Thu 2/20, 7:30 PM, Herrick Chapel, Judson College, 1151 N. State, Elgin. 847-695-2500.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor (Bizet, R. Strauss, Mozart, Rachmaninoff). Sun 2/16, 3:30 PM, Hinsdale South High School, 75th and Clarendon Hills Rd., Darien. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Sat 2/22, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

miscellaneous

RALPH COVERT Children's concert. Sun 2/23, 2, 4, and 6 PM, Happy Child Studios, 741 Main, Evanston. 847-733-9545.

GRENADIER GUARDS, SCOTS HIGHLANDERS Mon 2/17, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 2/23, 2 PM, kids' show with Steph Turner, Zak Morgan, Kelly Hogan, Steve & Liam, Justin Roberts. 773-227-4433.

STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS Children's Mardi Gras concert. Sun 2/16, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 2/18, Chicago Board of Education All-City High School Band. Wed 2/19, Safer Foundation Choir. 312-346-3278.

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