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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

BON JOVI, GOO GOO DOLLS Sold out. Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

JIM BUCKNER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CHAPTER 6 with Adam Richman. Thu 3/6, 7:30 PM, Business & Social Science Center Theatre, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

JAMIE CHURA Free concert. Wed 3/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

COSMIC HAZE Free in-store performance. Thu 3/6, 7 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JOHN DOE TRIO, M. WARD Sun 3/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LINDA EDER Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

ENNIS SISTERS Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

MARK FARNER, OFF BROADWAY Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MADISON GREENE, SHANTA KLARE, ABRAM JONES & THE COLD WAR Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Pierce Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

JR & THE MUDCATS Free in-store performances. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Border Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LAST POETS Sun 3/2, 2 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-7459 or 773-947-0600. Mon 3/3, 2 PM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 312-344-7459.

NAN MASON, ROBERT OLLIS with members of Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Slickers, and Unison: Windy City Lesbian & Gay Singers; benefit for Windy City Performing Arts. Sat 3/1, 5:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-404-9242.

CHRIS MILLS Free concert. Fri 3/7, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANTHONY MOLINARO, HOWARD LEVY Sun 3/2, 5 PM, East Side United Methodist Church, 11000 Ewing. 773-721-4141.

MYTHIC FIGS, POT LUCK, HERMAN FRITZ perform as part of Sharko Bizarre's Gong Show. Sat 3/1, midnight, WNEP Theater, 3209 N. Halsted. 773-296-1100.

REVA L'SHEVA, EVèN SH'SIYAH Sun 3/9, 7:30 PM, Ryan Family Auditorium, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan. 773-550-1543.

DEBBIE REYNOLDS performs with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Joey Singer. Fri 3/7, 8:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Border Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SAW DOCTORS 18 & over. Sat 3/8, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE, DOKKEN Fri 2/28, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE SHWATAL Free in-store performance. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

STYLISTICS, DRAMATICS, CHI-LITES, PERSUADERS, INTRUDERS, JIMMIE WALKER Sat 3/1, 7 and 11 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TABLA BEAT SCIENCE with Zakir Hussain, Bill Laswell, Sultan Khan, Karsh Kale, Gigi, DJ Disk, Sultan 32, and Ganesh Iyer; all-ages. Wed 3/5, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

THREE JEWISH TENORS See Critic's Choice. Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-868-5139.

BILL UNDERWOOD Free piano concert. Fri 2/28, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

SHARA WORDEN & AWRY Free concert. Fri 2/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Sage Francis, Gruvis Malt, Prime (18 & over). Mon 3/3, Koop, J. Davis Trio. Thu 3/6, Josh Joplin, Val Emmich, Kristin Shout. Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, DJ Logic. Sat 3/8 and Sun 3/9, Cat Power, Entrance (3/8 with Rabbit Rabbit; 3/9 18 & over). 773-478-4408.

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

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte.14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Lou Dogg, Mike G., Pat B. Saturdays, Pat B. Tue 3/4, Mike G., Louie. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez. Saturdays, 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. Wed 3/5, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi & Don Maloney. Fri 3/7, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Sat 3/8, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 847-381-8585.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 2/28, Afflictions, Hot Machines, Cyril Lords, Vee Dee. Sat 3/1, Jet Set Cutie, Starrunner, Electricities. Sun 3/2, 5 PM, Virgil Shaw, Anna Fermin & Andon Davis. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 3/5, Lunch, Union Pulse, Mark Sheehy. Thu 3/6, Peelers, Horrors, Phenoms. Fri 3/7, Volta Sound, Turner Joy, Dreadful Yawns, Riviera. Sat 3/8, Pelican, American Draft, Rhineland Bastards. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/28, Jesse Jarnow, Changes, Paper Airplane Pilots. Sat 3/1, Ness, Frank Tribes, Tom Chase Band. Sundays and Wednesdays, open jam with Ziggy 2000 (no cover). Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Sadar, DJ Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Fri 3/7, Pissbucket, Waste, Redneck Exorcist. Sat 3/8, Blaked, Former Teenage Idols. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the cocktail lounge. Music upstairs in the show lounge starts at 9:30 PM: Sat 3/8, 7 PM, CSPS Singers (under the direction of Janice Pantazelos). 773-435-0130.

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 3/9, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/28, 6 PM, Living Legends Crew with Murs (see Critic's Choice), Aesop, the Grouch, Bicasso, Eligh, Mystic Journeymen, Scarub, Luckyman, PSC, Sunspot Jonz & Arata, Rhymesayers with Eyedea & Abilities (all-ages); 10 PM, Deans, Pie-Eyed Pete. Sat 3/1, 6 PM, Empyrean, Saraphine, Drawing a Blank, PGS (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Hedonists Maybe. Sun 3/2, Stage Fright: Where The Streets Have Names. Wednesdays, Glen Koe, DJ Ken L Worth spin punk, funk, disco, electroclash, and Brit pop. Thu 3/6, Ryco, Roho, Silver Atlas. Fri 3/7, 6 PM, Ivorywire, Moda, Dexter, Silver Lining (all-ages); 10 PM, Troubled Hubble, Snaggs, Saps. Sat 3/8, 6 PM, Swidden, Spiritfall, Order by Chaos, Emetic, Reforma (all-ages); 10 PM, Rollo Tomasi, Mount St. Helen. Sun 3/9, High Pilot (My Bloody Valentine tribute), DJ Anthony Illarde. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Diplomats of Solid Sound, Kongfuzi. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 3/6, Carlos Washington & Giant People. Fri 3/7, Westfall, Future Rock. Sat 3/8, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 2/28, 7 PM, Coventry Jones. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 3/7, 7 PM, Tim Nolan. 847-550-1127.

BUMPER'S BILLARDS & SPORTS BAR 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Fri 3/7, 9:30 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-541-2500.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/28, John Geis. Sat 3/1, Wild Ones. Sat 3/8, Paul Wenzel. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/28, Dan & the Crank. Sat 3/1, Fallen Angels. Sat 3/8, Junkers. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 3/1, Sweet Logic. 847-835-3320.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 3/7, Paul Reddick & the Sidemen. 630-513-0074.

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.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Surly, Plods, Tim Nagle & Jason Reed. Sat 3/1, Family of Souls, Water on Electricity. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 3/7, 9 Mile, Stank Willie, Shampoobah. Sat 3/8, Broken Grass, Speargrass. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 3/1, Deja Vu. Sat 3/8, the Mix. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Rubber. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 3/7, 9:30 PM, Fabulous Janes, Amy Peterson. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Truckstop Supermodel, Scott Conine, Segway, Revolve. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/28, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 3/1, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/7, Turnstyles. Sat 3/8, Mike & Joe. 847-541-4700.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 3/1, 9:30 PM, Chris Gilmartin. 630-790-4878.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Grant Robbin; 10:30 PM, Lisa Lauren. Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers; 10:30 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals with Kat Taylor, Sharon Carlson, Caron Buinis, Pamela Sue Fox, Tricia Grennan, Eric Whitman, Gail Becker, Patty Morabito, MaryMonica Thomas, and Joan Curto. Sun 3/2, 5 PM, Mark Fernandez; 7 PM, Jennifer Chada. Mon 3/3, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Wed 3/5, 8:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Foiled Again (Joni Mitchell tribute). Sat 3/8, 8 PM, KMC & Company; 10:30 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals with Kat Taylor, Sharon Carlson, Caron Buinis, Pamela Sue Fox, Tricia Grennan, Eric Whitman, Gail Becker, Patty Morabito, MaryMonica Thomas, and Joan Curto. Sun 3/9, 5 PM, Mark Fernandez; 7 PM, Jennifer Chada; 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/28, DJ Tony. Sun 3/2, Pete Nathon, Mark Blade spin R&B. Mon 3/3, DJ Greg spins punk. Tue 3/4, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 3/5, DJ Matt spins country. Thu 3/6, DJ John, DJ Ben spin mod, psych & garage. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Detroit Cobras, Greenhornes, Drapes. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Blackmaker, American Motherload, Pinch, Nouvots. Tue 3/4, 9 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Freekbass, Pipe Circus, Oucho Sparks. Wed 3/5, 9 PM, Weedeater, Hustler, Earthride, Dummy. Thu 3/6, 9 PM, Tonic (sold out). Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Bottle of Justus, Matthew, King Solomon's Grave. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Electric Six, Gaza Strippers, Ponys. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Release. Sat 3/1, Triangle Green. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/7, Jane Doe. Sat 3/8, Alex & the All-Stars. 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 2/28, X-Side, Covergurl. Sat 3/1, Dawn Patrol, Liquid Courage. Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Evidence. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 3/7, 6 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys, Professor John; 10 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sat 3/8, King Solomon's Grave, Ted Wulfurs & Beggar's Bridge. 847-358-9150.

EDISON PARK INN 6715 N. OImsted: Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Love in a Box. 773-775-1404.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 2/28, Superbig, Mighty Fine Machine, Plura. Sat 3/1, Outer Drive, Radio Hour, Downtown Tripper Mind, Eljaye. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 3/3, Chicago Rock Club with members of Moda, Barajas, Easy Tiger, Wanderlust, Echosend, Yer Mother's Lovers, Regal Standard, Simple Frustration, Head Down, and Ivory Wire. Tue 3/4, Altair Four, Twelve AX2. Wed 3/5, Blank Theory, Mad Hops. Thu 3/6, Egostatic, Emilie Autumn, Duenow, Stylus. Fri 3/7, Flossmor, Pet Lover, Mile One. Sat 3/8, Best Days Behind, Arch Visceral Parlor, Whimsical, Bystander. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/28, Van Go. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Del Rey (see Spot Check), Yakuza, Miles Tillman, Atropa, Quantazelle. Sun 3/2, 9 PM, Pele, Colossal, New High Low, Hanalei (benefit for the Furry Friends Foundation). Mon 3/3, 9:30 PM, New Constitution, A Month of Somedays, Heavy Duty Felt (see Spot Check). Thu 3/6, 9:30 PM, Oxes, Cougars, Cass McCombs. Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Sugarman 3, Oh My God, Dante. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Azita, On Fillmore, Boxstep. Sun 3/9, 9:30 PM, Detachment Kit, Victory at Sea, the Race. 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 2/28 through Sun 3/2 and Fri 3/7, Dub Dis. Wed 3/5, Devon Brown. Thu 3/6, Roots Stems & Branches. 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. Fridays, Rick Hype. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 2/28, JP & the Cats. Sat 3/1, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 3/6, Hare. Fri 3/7, the Mix. Sat 3/8, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly at 7 PM. Fri 2/28, Casket Lottery, Rollo Tomasi, Dakota/Dakota, Elevator Division. Sat 3/1, Lawrence Arms, Arrivals, Colossal, Murder By Death. Sun 3/2, 8 PM, 90 Day Men, Count Sensor. Mon 3/3, 6 PM, Hot Hot Heat, Michael Makeout & His Bedfellows, Lying in States. Tue 3/4, Yaphet Kotto, Seven Days of Samsara, Calvary, Littleman Complex. Wed 3/5, 6 PM, Reunion Show, Motion City Soundtrack, Spitalfield, Switchblade Romance, Bayside. Thu 3/6, 6 PM, Big D & the Kids' Table, Rescue, Why Intercept?; 10 PM, Bang! Bang!, Houston, Paper Lions (see Spot Check). Fri 3/7, Deals Gone Bad, Gadjits, Boys From County Hell, Role Models. Sat 3/8, 6 PM, Kungfu Rick, Since by Man, La Mantra de Fhiqria, Step Forward Look West; 10 PM, Mashers, Mexican Cheerleader, Deadhounds, Urinal Mints. Sun 3/9, Locust, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Countdown, Also Moving Units, Fast Forward. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Paul Burch (see Critic's Choice). Mon 3/3, 7:30 PM, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas. Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, Tom Rush. 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 2/28, Frank Bang. Tue 3/4, Fire on the Bayou. Fri 3/7, Epicycle. Sat 3/8, Free Space. 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: Fri 3/7, 9:30 PM, dueling pianos. Sat 3/8, 9 PM, Lil' Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. 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, 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 2/28, Better Boyfriends. Sat 3/1, Deal With It, American Dream, Dead Steel Mill. Wed 3/5, Nancy & Garrett host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Sat 3/8, Arable Farmland record release. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Darren. 847-541-7530.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Dana & friends. Thu 3/6, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 2/28, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Jeff Roscoe. Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 3/2, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Mon 3/3, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 3/4, 7 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 3/5, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 3/6, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 3/7, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 3/9, 6 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 3/2 and Sun 3/9, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 3/3, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 3/4 through Fri 3/7, 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N Damen: Fri 2/28, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, Smittyvision. 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. 847-724-1390.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Judah Johnson, Bon Mots. Sat 3/1, Bosco & Jorge, Architecture, Travel Wide. Thu 3/6, 8:30 PM, Waco Brothers, Andy Hopkins, John Greenfield's Rock Band. Fri 3/7, 7 PM, Professor John & His Band (benefit for the Avon Breast Cancer Two-Day Walk). Sat 3/8, Rockit Girl, LAX, Bugatti Type 35. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 3/8, 9 PM, Mad Hornets. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN COVE 5338 N. Lincoln: Nightly, DJs spin and host karaoke. 773-275-6711.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, live karaoke. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Deep Steps, Siderunners. Sat 3/1, 9:30 PM, Paper Airplane Pilots, Changes, Audreys. Mon 3/3, 9:30 PM, Cantina, King Wilkie. Tue 3/4, 7 PM, DJ Missa Messian, XKS (benefit for Women in the Director's Chair also features film screenings). Wed 3/5, 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Clyde Federal, Katie Belle, Puerto Muerto, Thursday perform at Chicago's Finest Hour. Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Sin Ropas, Lanterna, A Whisper in the Noise. Sat 3/8, 9 PM, Human, Roy Owens Jr. with DJs Mary Nisi & Carrie Weston perform at a release party for Chunklet magazine; 12:30 AM, DJ Tainted Love. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 2/28, Shtick, Millimeter Mercury, Strangers in Dreams. Sat 3/1, Family Style, Abstract Giants. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 3/4, 9 PM, All Natural, Daily Plannet, Iomos Marad, Mr. Greenweedz, Rita J (18 & over). Wed 3/5, 8 PM, Oscar Brown Jr., Marc Smith, Maria McCray, Diverse, Freebasic, Ted Sirota, Mars Gamba, DJ Sergio (benefit for Not In Our Name; 18 & over). Fri 3/7, 9 PM, Fertile Ground, Twilite Tone. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 2/28, 7:30 PM, Nick Carter, Sev, Vi3 (sold out). Sat 3/1, 8:30 PM, Mer, Detour, Digable Cat, Scottish McMillan (18 & over). Sun 3/2, 9 PM, Les Nubians, Jesse de la Pena (18 & over). Mon 3/3, 9 PM, Status Quo, Slick. Fri 3/7, 9 PM, Eric Johnson, Tony Furtado (18 & over). Sat 3/8, 9 PM, Gang Starr, Talib Kweli, Floetry (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, The Zone. 312-923-2000.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 7:45 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.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman. Sundays, 9 PM, Magellan's Sphere. Tuesdays, DJ Brock spins 80s electronica & Britpop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-394-2066.

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: Wednesdays, 7 PM, neo-soul and poetry open mike hosted by Kwana Knight. 773-684-8665.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Captain Snack, Hayseed Dixie (see Spot Check). Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Too White Crew, DJ Kico; 10 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones. Fri 3/7, 11 PM, Nite School with DJ Speed, DJ Assassin, Brian "Breakdown" B., DJ Flawless, and DJ Sobhash. Sat 3/8, Hairbanger's Ball, Tuck Pence, Pleasing Betty. 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, 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, Johnny Price. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Janelle's Three, 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. 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 Rd.: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Sonnets, Expatriates, Soviettes, Audreys. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Banana Sac, People Will Blink, Wonderloaf. Sun 3/2, Pete Special, Brother Brother. Tue 3/4, Bag of Barbies. Wed 3/5, Pala, L&L All-Stars. 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 2/28, 10 PM, Aluminum Group, Kerri Grant, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Daniel James Band. Wed 3/5, 9 PM, Tributosaurus: Steely Dan tribute. Thu 3/6, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Slink Moss's Rockabilly Explosion (no cover). Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Anne Heaton, Rachel McCartney. Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, Richard Shindell, Tracy Grammer; 10 PM, Ode, Pudder Project. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Ladytron (see Critic's Choice), Simian (see Spot Check; 18 & over), DJ Tom Windish. Sat 3/1, 6:30 PM, Crash Poet, Escape From Earth, Liftpoint, Nuisance (all-ages). Sun 3/2, 6:30 PM, Hey Mercedes, Armor For Sleep, Panic in Detroit, Silent Treatment (all-ages). Wed 3/5, 7 PM, Trust Co., Blindside, Depswa, Pacifier (all-ages). Thu 3/6, 8 PM, Def Poets, Prince Akbar & Maximino Arcineago (followed by a discussion with Russell Simmons; 18 & over). Fri 3/7, 7 PM, Ben Kweller, Centromatic, AM Radio (sold out); 11:30 PM, Polkaholics, Quasar Wut Wut (18 & over). Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Waltz V with Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Billy Corgan & Jimmy Chamberlain, Ian Hunter, David Johansen, Mavis Staples, Graham Parker, James Chance, Ivan Julian, Alice Peacock, Kurt Elling, Alejandro Escovedo, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Jon Langford & others (benefit for Heartland Alliance's Neon Street). Sun 3/9, 6:30 PM, Rise Against, Mad Caddies, Real McKenzies, Flipsides (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/1, Idaho Vandals. Fri 3/7, J.T. & the Tomcats. Sat 3/8, Aunt Janet. 847-362-6688.

MICKEY'S 2450 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/28, 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: Fri 3/7, P53. 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.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/7, 45s. 847-259-9724.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/28, Killie McGee, Tears on Sundown, Stinky Pinky. Sat 3/1, Vamplifier, Tim, Street Creeps. Tue 3/4, Pony Dance Party. Wed 3/5, Dr. Disco. Thu 3/6, Tension Wire, Which Bob. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28, 5:30 PM, Antje, Ripley Caine, Heather's Damage, Urban Twang, Las Guitarras de Espana. Fri 3/7, Roy G. Biv, Knuckleduster. Sat 3/8, Buddha's Belly, Soulfix, Air This Side of Caution. 847-869-0450.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/1, Groovepushers. 773-252-1155.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/1, Digital Manipulation, In Spite of You, Figure H8. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 2/28, Stripped for Parts, Leroy Fix, Omegamen, Crazy Flying Giants. Sundays, Pleasure Trip with Leddie Garcia, DJ Form, Rick Garcia, Mark Fullaflava. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Jesse de la Pena, DJ Precyse, DJ 33-1/3, DJ Supacuts & De La. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 3/5, Farm Crew, Garden Foundation, Knomadz, Stony Island, Sidewalk Skolaz, DJ Form. Fri 3/7, Bluestone, the Captain, Avex Axiom, Zeek. Sat 3/8, Jute, Jason Blake, Jacobstone. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Sherrie Adams Band, D'z Nutz, Leyden Moon. 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W. 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Fri 2/28, R-Gang. 630-629-2940.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Highway, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Shooter, Krutch, Uphill Ski Team. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Cosmic Haze. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/28, Make Believe. Sat 3/1, Loomis. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Thu 3/6, Sonnets, Crookshanks. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/28, Mono Star. Sat 3/1 and Fri 3/7, live karaoke. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Lama. Sat 3/8, Pascal. 773-252-7767.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28, Dinner With Strangers. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Big Breakfast, Apartment, A-Set, Strugglers. Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Lucky Jeremy & the Recipe, Avocet, Ifihadahifi. Sun 3/2, 8 PM, Starlister, Pubes, Logic of Elliot. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Tue 3/4, 8 PM, Bitmoth, Quantazelle, Salvatore Dellaria. Wed 3/5, 8 PM, First Coat, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Thu 3/6, 8 PM, Figgs, White Outs, Clyde Federal, Jake Brennon. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Red-Eyed Legends, Voodoo Organist, Strange Attractor, Lisa Hemminger perform at a Movieside film screening. Sat 3/8, 9 PM, Bomb, Deminer, Kid Brother Collective, Chase Theory. Sun 3/9, 7 PM, Polymer, Emily Shrine, Divide by Zero, University. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/1, Crystal Soul. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix, Bible of the Devil, Knife of Simpson. Wed 3/5, Francois Dillinger, Hedonists Maybe, 13 Stars. Sat 3/8, Kongfuzi. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-274-3239.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Thu 3/6, Raw Dawg 2. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Ajoite. Thu 3/6, 8:30 PM, DJ Nate performs at Some Like It Black's "Night of Networking." 312-492-6100.

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 2/28, Heavy Matters, Uncle Crusty, 18 Speed Tranny. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo & Revival. Sat 3/1, Dollhouse, Liquid. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, David Singer & the Sweet Science, A Pollinaire Rave (see Spot Check), Like Young, Eskimos (see Spot Check). Sat 3/1, 7 PM, Kelly Joe Phelps, Zubot & Dawson; 10:30 PM, Dan Darrah, Karma Tease, Kadence. Sun 3/2, 8 PM, Cameron McGill & the Go To Sleep Sweeties, Volcano, I'm Still Excited, Rob McColley, Jeff Hanson. Mon 3/3, 8 PM, Elekibass (see Spot Check), Candyland Riots, 63 Crayons (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Tue 3/4, 8 PM, Hello Dave, Benjy Davis Project, Panoramic Blue. Wed 3/5, 9 PM, Light FM, DeMilos. Thu 3/6, 9 PM, Crooked Fingers (see Critic's Choice), Nad Navillus, Polite. Fri 3/7, 7:30 PM, Chris Trapper; 10 PM, Rilo Kiley & the Good Life, Mayday (18 & over). Sat 3/8, 9:30 PM, Stars, University, Washington Social Club, Bigger Lovers. Sun 3/9, 7 PM, Ingram Hill, Down the Line (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Sat 3/1, Redshirt. 847-566-7000.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 3/2, 9 PM, New Invaders. 773-878-0894.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/7, Mr. Meyers. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/1, Madcap. 773-509-9888.

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. 773-772-6656.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs 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, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, David Chavez, Cazwell James spin Latin jazz and house. Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word showcase with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 2/28, Gaskit, Sister Child, Trading Brains (benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research). 773-278-6600.

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 2/28, Scandelle Us, DJ Mo King. 708-389-7810.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28, 10 PM, Grigori 3, Clip, Sealed in Silence, Carrie Monster, DJ Yzgi. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Shara Worden & Awry, Stephanie Dosen, Ellis. Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Sunnyside Up, Toy. Sun 3/2, 7 PM, Kathryn Musilek, Peden Young, Rose Fries. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 3/4, 8 PM, Dylan Rice, L&J. Wed 3/5, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck, Al Rose. Thu 3/6, 7 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Mer, Garen, Katie Todd. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Simple Pleasures (DJ Review). Wednesdays, and Sat 3/1, live karaoke. Sundays, open turntables. Mondays, Drumattix. Fri 3/7, DJ? Acucrack. Sat 3/8, Rock Water, Dayna Malow. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Thursdays, 1 AM, Koko Brunson. Sundays, 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, Miga; 9 PM, open mike; 2 AM, Mark Madson. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas; 11 PM, Motel Tramps. 312-266-7761.

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/28, Core. Sat 3/1, Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). Thu 3/6, 8:30 PM, Three Bean Salad hosts an open jam. Fri 3/7, Remedy. Sat 3/8, Maggie Speaks. 630-264-2739.

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 2/28, Joe Rodriguez. Sat 3/1, Heavy Mental. Fri 3/7, Celestial Crumb. Sat 3/8, Lizard Kings. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Lubriphonic. Sat 3/8, Slap Happy. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/1, Kwame, Roots Stems & Branches. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 3/6, Carl Brown. Fri 3/7, Ark Band. Sat 3/8, Dansika, Baaro. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Super D, Boda, Echosend. Sat 3/1, Powerknobs, Phenoms, Because We Are Fearless Men. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Thu 3/6, Malachy Papers, Family of Groove Company, Babaganoo. Fri 3/7, 56 Hope Road, Somewhere In Between, Circadian. Sat 3/8, Dry County, Delafields, Peel. 773-929-1300.

Dance

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays. Fridays, DJ DuJuan. Tue 3/4, Mark Mardell, Paul Taylor. 773-227-6859.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco. 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, Dave Britton. Sundays, Shon Dervis, DJ 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, Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Christopher Robin, John Jackson spin trans-Euro groove. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, 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 2/28, Louie Louie, DJ Frique. Sat 3/1, Mel Hammond, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, Steve Melvage. Mondays, Submit, DJ BJAK. Wednesdays, DJ Phreak, DJ Spaz. Thursdays, DJ 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, DJ D Double, DJ Artek spin reggae, hip-hop, and soul. Sat 3/1, Shaka 23. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage, and indie rock. Wed 3/5, KC, Radiata, Ikai'ka. 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. Sat 3/1, Battle of the Decks with DJ Bliss, Opie Kutingham, Flipside, DJ Mixx. Sat 3/8, Battle of the Decks with DJs Zio, "S," Theory & Danny Boy. 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 Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old school house & reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins high energy house & hip-hop. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 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, DJ 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, DJ Eddie, DJ 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: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 6 PM-3 AM, DJs spin; 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: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 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, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

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

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs spin top 40. 312-377-1727.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sat 3/1, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Paul Johnson, Kent Foreman, DJ Hiroki. Sat 3/8, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Ron Carroll, DJ Hiroki. 312-421-1759.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, 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. 312-787-7600.

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: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, DJs spin after 7 PM. 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. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Sundays, Spankie. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Double J. 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: Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM-2 AM, Saturdays, 7 PM-3 AM, and Sundays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 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 and others. 773-395-0066.

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

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

HOGS & HONEYS 1555 N. Sheffield: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs spin. 312-377-1733.

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, Johnny Chaos, Agent 47, DJ Marcel. 312-440-8841.

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 spin high-energy dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJ Frique, DJ AM/PM. Thursdays, DJ 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, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 312-337-4040.

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, Brian G., Brenda D., Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Rotten Milk, DJ 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, DJ Low Key spin hip-hop and house. 312-957-0460.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays through Thursdays, DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin spin downtempo & trip-hop. 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Bear Who?, DJ Majid. 312-828-9000.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 220 E. Chicago: Fri 3/7, 6-10 PM, DJ Joseph & IRISoundsystem. 312-280-2660.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJ World, DJ Flipside. Sundays, John Styles, DJ Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJ Pharris, Mike Love, DJ 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. Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Todd. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Sheldon. 312-575-9900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Sat 3/1, Steph Star, Bamski, L.T., Presence, DJ SP-1, DJ Ricochet, Adrienne Sanchez. 773-489-0011.

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

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. 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, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, 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, Funktion DJs spin. Saturdays, Twilite Tone, DJ 33-1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, Mark Grant, DJ Lego, Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

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

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Fridays, DJs spin Spanish rock. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-491-9600.

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

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, Paul Norman, Mista Mashup, Liquid G-Zus. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble, Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, 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.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/28, John Acquaviva. Sat 3/1, Natural Rhythm, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. First Wednesday of every month, DJ John, DJ Booker. Thu 3/6, Twonz, Karl Meier, Marko Katic, Josh Werner, Mani. Fri 3/7, King Britt, Whyteout. Sat 3/8, Dayhota, Manic. 773-549-4140.

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Timmy Loop (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, 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, Jason Davis, DJ Tempo spin house and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. 312-587-8779.

STAR BAR 2150 Ogden, Aurora: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Pat Clark, Kenny Jammin' Jason, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Erik K, Blitz. Thursdays, Retroactive. 630-236-0900.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Nightly, DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Deadly Dragon Sound System, DJ Scratchfamous, DJ Rikshaw. 773-278-6600.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Andre Harris. Saturdays, Johnny Chaos. Mondays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic & industrial dance. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos. Thursdays, Uncle Milty. 312-274-9500.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Saturdays, Refried Beats with Mass Transit, Spinello, and J-Biz. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Dan. 773-227-4906.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Greg Dalphone spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, hip-hop open mike with live band, hosted by Tabakin & Saayid. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, 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. 312-491-9729.

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Mike Z, Solange, Johnny Chaos, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ 33-1/3, Laura B, Mad House Miguel, Shaka 23, Agent 47. Mondays, DJ Structure, DJ Theory. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. Tuesdays, Rick Martinez, Alex Perez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Structure, DJ Theory. Saturdays, Mike Z, DJ 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 2/28, Jay-J & Chris Lum, Sativa, Frank Solano, Chris Santiago. Sat 3/1, Charles Feelgood, Scott Henry, School & Sheffield, Andre Harris, PNS. Fri 3/7, Wally Callerio, Tasha. Sat 3/8, Mark Carola, Dave Ralph, Chris Walsh. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Billy the Kid. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Jonny Quest, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Double J spin Euro and progressive. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Caffeine. Sun 3/2, DJ Markski, DJ Caffeine, Jonny Quest, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Double J. Sat 3/8, Rockell. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

CHICAGO MARITIME FESTIVAL with John Conolly, 97th Regimental String Band, Mlynn, Tom & Chris Kastle, Johnny Collins, Lanialoha Lee and Kat yn 't Seil. Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 773-774-7216.

ENNIS SISTERS Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

FALLEN ANGELS Sun 3/2, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Waukegan. 847-662-6500.

GRAPES OF WRATH: A FOLK OPERA Barbara Barrow, Al Ehrich, Colby Maddox, Linda M. Smith and Chris Walz perform music by Michael Smith. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GERARD HAUGHEY performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Sun 3/9, 4 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

MARTIN HAYES & DENNIS CAHILL Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

TOM HENRY Free in-store performance. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ANNE HILLS & MICHAEL SMITH Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

IRISH ROVERS Sat 3/1, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300. Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222. Sun 3/9, 7 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

IRISH TENORS Thu 3/6, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Tue 3/4, noon, Student & Administration Center, Harper College, Roselle & Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035, ext. 20.

RICK NEELEY, CHRIS McNAMARA Sat 3/8, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

TIM O'BRIEN BAND, OLD BLIND DOGS Sat 3/1, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PATRICK STREET Sun 3/9, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

BILL STAINES Sat 3/1, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

VELVET GREEN performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Sun 3/2, 4 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

DOC WATSON, CATHERINE IRWIN Sun 3/9, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, the Fenians, Larry Nugent. Sun 3/2, Paddy Reilly, Irish session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Mon 3/3, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, 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 2/28, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Brendan Loughrey. Thu 3/6, 8 PM, Pat Woods. Fri 3/7, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 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. Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, and Sundays, 4-8 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Thursdays, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Paul K. & 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 2/28, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Paul Burch (see Critic's Choice). Tue 3/4, 6 PM, Lil' Band O' Gold. Thu 3/6, 8:30 PM, Danu. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W. 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Fri 2/28, Cantrells. Sat 3/8, David HB Drake. 630-393-1247.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAPLE STREET CHAPEL Maple and Main, Lombard: Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, Arranmore. 630-629-2630.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 3/8, 2 PM, Peter Whelan; 6:30 and 8 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers; 9:30 PM, Paul McHugh & the Celtic Aires. 708-366-8073.

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 3/1, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 773-274-3239.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 2/28, Thursday's Child. Fri 3/7, Joe Hickerson. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Matt Russell, Seth Horan. Sun 3/9, 7 PM, Ivari, Rory Merritt Stitt, Laura Doherty. 773-929-3680.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Mon 3/3, Ralph Covert. 773-929-1300.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

FIRST WE SING Area choirs perform gospel and liturgical music. Sun 3/2, 3:30 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 708-422-1346.

BUDDY GUY Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MEISHA HERRON Free concert. Tue 3/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

HOWLIN' 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.

DOC WATSON, CATHERINE IRWIN Sun 3/9, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/28, 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. First Tuesday of every month, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/1, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/4, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/7 and Sat 3/8, Eddy Clearwater. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. Sun 3/2, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Thu 3/6 through Sun 3/9, Johnny B. Moore Band. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Eddy Clearwater. Sun 3/2, John Primer. Mon 3/3, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/4, Chico Banks. Wed 3/5, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam. Thu 3/6, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 3/7, Kinsey Report. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 3/2, noon, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. Sundays, 7 PM, and Saturdays, 10 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.

BRUDDERS 3600 N. Pulaski: Tue 3/4, 9 PM, Inroads. 773-283-4117.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/28, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Phil Guy, Sammy Fender. Sat 3/1, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Kenny Neal, Matthew Skoller. Sun 3/2, Carl Weathersby. Tue 3/4, Michael Coleman. Wed 3/5, Little Arthur Duncan with Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 3/7, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones, Lurrie Bell; 5:30 PM, John Primer. Sat 3/8, Hubert Sumlin, Nick Moss; 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/7, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Howard Scott & the World Band. Thursdays and Sundays, 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 2/28, Kenny Neal. 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.

EDISON PARK INN 6715 N. OImsted: Fri 2/28, 8:30 PM, Brian Lupo & the All-Stars. 773-775-1404.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/28, Monkey Tongues. Tuesdays, open jam with Duke Rupert & the Koala Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Shemekia Copeland. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 3/1, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/28, Dr. H & the Blues Keepers. Fri 3/7, Strange Brew. Sat 3/8, Ken Saydak Trio. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Maurice John Vaughn. 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. Fri 3/7, Rock Bottom. 773-489-5471.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/1, Howard & the White Boys (no cover). 773-549-9624.

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 3/1, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Tue 3/4, 8:30 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 3/8, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. 708-484-3610.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Fri 2/28, Sat 3/1, and Tue 3/4, 6 PM, Banditos Yankees. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, 10 PM, Professor John & His Band. Tue 3/4, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-477-7818.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 600 N. Michigan: Fri 2/28, 7 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 3/1, 7 PM, Dixie Tornados. Tue 3/4, 6 PM, Professor John & His Band. 312-280-7774.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Thu 3/6, 9:30 PM, Big DooWopper, Frank Morey Band, Aaron Moore perform at a 50th anniversary party for Delmark Records; a screening of rare blues films precedes the performance. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch features local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/28, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 3/1, Jimmy Burns Band. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 3/4, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Wed 3/5, Joe Moss Band. Thu 3/6 and Fri 3/7, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Willie Clayton, Otis Clay (benefit for Grassroots Foundation). 312-266-2400.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/7, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs, Linsey Alexander with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey 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 3/6, Alberta Adams, Charlie Love Band. Fri 3/7 and Sat 3/8, Chris Beard, Linsey Alexander with Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

MARTY'S BAR & GRILL 19931 S. Wolf, Mokena: Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-478-0771.

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 3/1, 9:30 PM, Tenry Johns Band. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-362-6688.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/8, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Sat 3/8, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 2/28, Moods. Sat 3/1, Nellie Travis. Fri 3/7, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 3/8, Kingsnakes. 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; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 2/28, Melvin Taylor. Sat 3/1, Mississippi Heat. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 3/5, Marty Sammon. Fri 3/7, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 3/8, Chicago Blues Angels. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 2/28, John Primer. Sat 3/1, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Fri 3/7, and Sat 3/8, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28, Joanna Connor. Sat 3/1, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 3/8, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. 708-389-7810.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Band. 312-266-7761.

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

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

Jazz

Concerts

JACKIE ALLEN QUARTET Sun 3/2, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND performs music by Frank Sinatra and the Benny Goodman Band. Sun 3/9, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-784-6000.

BEBOP BRASS! with Kurt Elling, Ken Chaney, Orbert Davis, Corey Wilkes, Tito Carillo, Bill McFarland, Norman Palm, Tom Garling, Kobie Watkins, and Marlene Rosenberg. Fri 3/7, 7 PM, Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd. 312-427-1676.

NICK BROSTE TRIO, SPAZZTET Sun 3/2, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

PETER BROTZMANN performs at an opening reception for an exhibit of his own work entitled "The Inexplicable Flyswatter: Works on Paper 1959-1964"; see Post No Bills. Fri 3/7, 6-9 PM, 1926 Exhibition Studies Space, 1926 N. Halsted. 773-665-4802.

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

OSCAR BROWN JR. & MAGGIE BROWN with actor Ben Sexton, American Indian Dance Center Drum & Dance Group, and Tamboula Haitian Drum & Dance Group perform as part of "Celebrating DuSable's Legacy on Chicago's 166th Birthday." Tue 3/4, 7 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 3/2, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CARIBE Free concert. Wed 3/5, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CERQUA RIVERA ART EXPERIENCE WITH BOBBI WILSYN perform "A Tribute to Nina Simone and Music of the Black Aesthetic." Fri 2/28, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7459.

ERWIN HELFER WITH AVREEAYL RA & JOHN WHITFIELD Free concert. Tue 3/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

THOMAS KINI TRIO Sun 3/2, 6:30 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

DOUG LOFSTROM TRIO Tue 3/4, 7 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

MARIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL JAZZ PROGRAM Free concert. Fri 2/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Thu 3/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

THE MOONLIGHTERS Wed 3/5, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 48 and Rte, 56, Warrenville. 630-393-3130.

MOTHRA QUARTET Thu 3/6, 7 PM, the Stupe, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5028.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PRIME ELEMENTS Thu 3/6, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

DIANNE REEVES, ROY HARGROVE QUARTET Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET with Yoko Noge performs under the direction of Mwata Bowden; free concert. Thu 3/6, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/28, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Peter Roothaan, Dan DeLorenzo. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 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. Fridays, 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 2/28 through Mon 3/3, Carlos Cannon. Tue 3/4 through Sat 3/8, Bobby Lewis. Sun 3/9, Carmen Stokes. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/28, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the cocktail lounge. Music upstairs in the show lounge starts at 9:30 PM: Fri 2/28, Bob Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/5, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Tue 3/4, 7:30 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

CAFE DOLCE 749 N. Clark: Sundays, 6-9 and 10 PM-midnight, Daily Bridge Club performs at a poetry and jazz jam session. 312-397-0446.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. 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. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Ken Shiokawa. 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. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-786-1401.

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

CIAO BELLA RESTAURANTE 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. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigon & Arlene Bardelle. Mondays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 7:30 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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/28, Sat 3/1, and Tue 3/4, 6 PM, Sinful Saints. 815-356-9980.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 3/4, 9:30 PM, Peter Brotzmann (see Post No Bills) with Robert Barry. Wed 3/5, 9:30 PM, Peter Brotzmann (see Post No Bills) with Nasheet Waits. 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.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Tue 3/4, 8 PM, B S Brass Band (no cover). 773-348-6000.

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 upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 3/1, Alex Martinez's Latin Experience. Thu 3/6, John Mose Trio. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 3/3, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/28, Petropoulos Organ Quartet. 773-262-5767.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Melvin Sparks Band. Sun 3/2, 8 PM, Don Walker Quartet (no cover). Tue 3/4, 6 PM, Curtis Black Trio. Wed 3/5, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thu 3/6, 8 PM, Rich Pardo Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph. Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Suenos. Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/2, 7 PM, Pong Unit One (performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam). Sun 3/2 and Sun 3/9, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 3/7, 9 PM, and Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. Sun 3/9, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/7, Amelia Royko. 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 2/28, 6 PM, George Banks. Sun 3/2, 7:30 PM, Life in Review performs at Poetry Competition Explosion III. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Thu 3/6, 8 PM, Andreas Kapsalis Quartet, Paul Wertico Trio (18 & over). Sat 3/8, 9 PM, and Sun 3/9, 8 PM, Shu Shubat, Jellyeye Drum Theater, Kevin O'Donnell & the National Quartet (3/9 18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. 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 3/2, Nick Broste Trio, Spazztet. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Mondays, Detour & Divas. 312-266-2400.

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

JAMADA 241 E. 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 2/28 through Sun 3/2, David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. Mon 3/3, Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tue 3/4 through Sun 3/9, Pat Martino Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Sundays, 7 PM, 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.

JUSTINS 3358 N. Southport: Tue 3/4, 8 PM, Grady Johnson Orchestra. 773-929-4844.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill & John Moulder. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Clark Sommers & Mike Schlick with Selina Baker. Sat 3/8, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz Trio. 773-348-7592.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 3/4, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Tue 3/4, 10 PM, Horn House with Ryan Bennett, Thaddeus Franklin, Eric Koppa, Matt Ulery & John Zelinsko. 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 Scott. 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 2/28, Peter Schwendener Quartet. Wed 3/5, 7 PM, Jazz Vertigo. 630-446-4001.

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Doug Rosenberg Trio (Fri 2/28 with Kyle Asche & Clark Sommers; Sat 3/1 with Mike Allemana & Lorin Cohen). 630-904-7401.

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.

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: 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 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Dave Specter Trio. Sun 3/2, Northwestern University Jazz Combos. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Fri 3/7 and Sat 3/8, Deep Blue. Sundays, Typhanie Monique Duo. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scott. 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. Sun 3/2, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 3/9, Square Root of 5 Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 3/3, Dragons 1976. Wednesdays, Treehouse Project Quintet. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM weeknights, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Fri 2/28, 6 PM, Jack Crofoot. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/28, Steve Kessler & Saturday June. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/28, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 3/4, Dave Rempis Triage. Thu 3/6, Jazz Avengers. 773-276-9730.

THE RANCH 2121 S. Plum Grove, Palatine: Fri 3/7, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet. 847-397-4111.

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.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. 312-491-1122.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 2/28, Bill Peterson Duo with Rich Fudoli. 312-787-9596.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Dror Feiler (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: First Saturday of every month, 10 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). 773-297-3511.

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

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Sat 3/1, 9 and 10:30 PM, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Gary Bartz & Billy Harper. 773-805-9036.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. 773-486-7427.

THE STUDIO 8717 Lincoln, Morton Grove: Fridays, 8 PM, Gina Gibson Trio. 847-965-1962.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 3/6, Red Shift with Dave Rempis, Jim Baker, Jason Roebke & Tim Daisy. 773-862-3616.

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

TROPICAL DEN 7209 S. Exchange: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by George Freeman. 773-978-2341.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Joanna Ashley. 773-784-6000.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Lisa McLowry Band. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sun 3/2, 8 PM, Fran Allen Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 1:30 AM, 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 2128fi S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/28, Anders Svanoe Quintet. Sat 3/1, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. 312-791-9050.

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

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 2/28, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-663-9467.

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

International

Concerts

KAZEM AL SAHER See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/2, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Sun 3/2, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

ART RAW POD performs on a program of Bosnian music and poetry. Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

HUUN HUUR TU Sat 3/8, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LUIS JAHN Argentinian guitarist, with poet Susan Sandoval. Sun 3/2, noon, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

International

Clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 N. River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, 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: Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians, singers and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

BRUDDERS 3600 N. Pulaski: Fri 2/28, 9 PM, Banda Explosion, DJ Rob perform at a Mardi Gras salsa party. 773-283-4117.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 2/28, 9:30 PM, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 3/1, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/1, 9:30 PM, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Nikos Panomitros, Nikos Lambrinatos, Dimitrios Panayiotidis, and Haris Georgakopoulos. 773-348-7592.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Fridays, 9 PM, Yorumba performs Latin jazz and salsa (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: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Thursdays, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, Johnny Rumba, DJ El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9:30 PM. 312-642-7251.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-545-7022.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Tue 3/4, 9 PM, and Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-492-6100.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thursdays, Juan Carlos spins salsa and merengue. 312-266-2114.

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

ELENORE ANDERSON piano, in a free recital. Thu 3/6, 7 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

ARS ANTIGUA Jerry Fuller, conductor (Monro, Oswald). Free admission. Sat 3/8, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391.

CANADIAN BRASS Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College Ave., Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND PLAYERS in a free concert (Mouret, G. Gabrieli, Mozart, Sousa). Sun 3/9, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA with violinist Stefan Hersh in a free concert (Mozart, Stravinsky, Ravel). Mon 3/3, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama and soprano Tony Arnold (Walton, Lutoslawski, Beethoven). Sun 3/2, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 312-236-3681, ext. 12. Mon 3/3, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/28, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Stewart Goodyear (Brahms, Schoenberg, Beethoven). Sat 3/1, 8 PM, and Tue 3/4, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider (Haydn, Szymanowski, Mendelssohn). Thu 3/6, 8 PM, Fri 3/7, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Robert Chen (Haydn, Carter, R. Strauss). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

INAH CHOI piano (D. Scarlatti, Mozart, Debussy, Chopin). Sun 3/9, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 846-446-3822.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 3/1 and Sat 3/8, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Mendelssohn, Shostakovich). Sun 3/9, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-346-3278.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with violinist David Volfe, cellist William Cernota, soprano Sharon Quattrin, and mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley (Kodaly, Rozsa, Fekete). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CUBE performs music by women composers (Williams, Misurell-Mitchell, Marsh, O'Leary, Higdon, Tann, Abe). Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor, with pianist Lukas Vondracek (Shostakovich/Barshai, Prokofiev, Dvorak). Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CHORUS AND MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CHORUSES in a free concert. Sun 3/9, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY COMPOSERS' FORUM Free admission. Mon 3/3, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Sun 3/9, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND WIND SYMPHONY in a free concert. Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE performs Puccini's Tosca. Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Bauman, conductor, with cellist Sharon Robinson in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Fri 2/28, 8:30 PM, Sat 3/1, 8 PM, and Sun 3/2, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with cellist Charlie Tyler and dancers from the Mayer School of Irish Dance (Maxwell Davies, Moncayo, Tchaikovsky, Elgar). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, auditorium, York High School, 355 W. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ELIZABETH FAGAN soprano, in a free concert (Faure, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, and others). Thu 3/6, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484 or 773-702-8069.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/28, 12:10 PM, pianist Robert Vanderschaaf. Fri 3/7, 12:10 PM, pianist Soyoung Kee. 312-787-4570.

FOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND Colin Holman conducts a free children's concert (Graham, Humperdinck, de Meij, Cichy). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Geneva High School, 415 Logan, Geneva. 847-695-7096.

FULCRUM POINT with soprano Tony Arnold and mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley in a program of contemporary Chinese and Chinese-American composers. Tue 3/4, 7:30 PM, Ballroom, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 773-722-5463.

MATTHEW GANONG AND SHIHO TOYONAGA piano and viola (Mozart, Clarke, Schubert, Bridge, Beethoven). Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Berry Memorial United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt. 773-784-3273.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with pianist Tzimon Barto (Beethoven, Mozart). Sun 3/9, 3 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 841-831-3810.

ROBERT HOLL AND DANIEL BARENBOIM baritone and piano, perform music of Hugo Wolf. Sun 3/9, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NANCY HUMPHREY harpsichord, in an all-Bach program. Sun 3/2, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

JUSTIN KOLB performs piano compositions of William Ferris. Fri 2/28, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636 or 773-442-4978.

TENG LI AND ANDREA SWAN viola and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Brahms). Wed 3/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-6184.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 3/1 and Thu 3/6, 7:30 PM, Harry Bicket, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Futral and countertenors David Daniels and Bejun Mehta (Handel, Partenope). Mon 3/3 and Fri 3/7, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Veronica Villaroel, tenor Neil Shicoff, and baritone Dmitiri Hvorostovsky (Verdi, A Masked Ball). Wed 3/5 and Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Patrizia Ciofi, tenor Jonas Kaufmann, and baritone Kim Josephson (La traviata). 312-332-2244.

MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE in a program of American composers (Copland, Ives, Hagen). Sat 3/8, 2 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 773-442-4636.

NEW MUSIC DE PAUL Free concert. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, DePaul University Recital Hall, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

BARBARA NISSMAN piano (Prokofiev, Ginastera, Liszt). Sun 3/2, 2:30 PM, Norton Building, 200 W. 11th, Lockport. 708-429-6853.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY with pianist Andrea Swan (Schumann, Stravinsky, Dello Joio, Foster). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian, conductor, with pianist Claudio Richerme (Dukas, Villa-Lobos, Brahms). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-777-7900.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE with the Michigan State University Children's Choir (Bach, Harris, Smith). Sun 3/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SPRING COMPOSERS' FESTIVAL features music of student composers from area colleges and universities; free admission. Mon 3/3 and Tue 3/4, 5 and 7:30 PM, and Wed 3/5, 5 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE (Bernstein, Stravinsky, Hanson, Copland). Fri 2/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with winners of the 2002 Northwestern University Concerto Competition (Nielsen, Lutoslawski, Schwantner). Fri 3/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

OPERATUNITIES (Poulenc, The Dialogues of the Carmelites). Wed 3/5 and Fri 3/7, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-975-2250.

ORION ENSEMBLE with soprano Patrice Michaels (Faure, Haydn, Clarke, Schubert). Sun 3/2, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591. Sun 3/9, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

WALTER PREUCIL, CHANNING PHILBRICK, EMILY LODINE, RICHARD WEBSTER, AND DANIEL GINGRICH cello, trumpet, soprano, organ, and horn, with others in a benefit concert for Bach Week Festival in Evanston (Mozart, Clarke/Purcell, Saint-Saens, Schickele, and others). Sun 3/2, 7 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-236-0452.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 3/1 and Sat 3/8, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Gliere, Grofe, Respighi, Kabalevsky). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

ROBERT ROHLAND AND DEVVORA PAPATHEODOROU perform four-hand piano music in a free concert (Schubert, Ravel, Brahms). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-577-5200.

SAINT LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND BACH CHOIR Mark Bangert conducts Bach's Cantata BWV 105 in a free concert. Sun 3/9, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

ANDRAS SCHIFF piano, performs Bach's Goldberg Variations. Sun 3/9, 5 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JAIMIE SORIA guitar, in a free concert. Mon 3/3, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

STUTTGART CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dennis Russell Davies, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Bolcom, Haydn, Glass). Wed 3/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

MAIA SURACE AND DAVID KEAR BOOTH sing opera, operetta, and musical comedy excerpts. Fri 2/28, 7 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with baritone David Holloway in a free concert of contemporary works (Levinson and others). Sat 3/1, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with violinist John Frederiksen (Prokofiev, Beethoven). Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon, conductor, with trumpeter John Hagstrom (Sousa, Levy, Sullivan, King). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Andrew Carpenter conducts in a benefit for the University of Illinois at Chicago Scholarship Fund (Alford, Sousa, Jacob, Zdechlik, Rimsky-Korsakov, Bennett, Rodgers). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1044 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Chopin, Brahms, Mozart). Sun 3/9, 3 PM, St. Josaphat Church, 2311 N. Southport. 773-327-8955.

VOX CAELESTIS Paul Carey, conductor, with the Affinity String Trio (Convery and others). Sun 3/2, 3 PM, Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. Fifth, Naperville. 630-375-7709. Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 630-375-7709.

WAUKEGAN CONCERT CHORUS Sylvanus Tyler, conductor (Bernstein, Rutter, Barber). Sun 3/2, 4 PM, St. Anastasia Church, 624 Douglas, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

YUAN-QING YU, STEPHEN BALDERSTON, GREGORY SMITH, AND DANIEL HORN violin, cello, clarinet, and piano (Debussy, Dahl, Beethoven). Sun 3/9, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 11th. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

Miscellaneous

ALL-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERT BAND Free concert. Mon 3/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RACHEL BUCHMAN Children's concert. Sun 3/2, 4 PM, Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr. 773-529-4900.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CHORUS AND MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CHORUSES in a free concert. Sun 3/9, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

FIRST WE SING Area choirs perform gospel and liturgical music. Sun 3/2, 3:30 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 708-422-1346.

KIDS FARE Children's program entitled "We Sing: Songs From Around the World" features the Jubilate Children's Choir. Sat 3/8, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LIZ KNOWLES, KIERAN O'HARE, MIKE AUSTIN Irish music kids concert. Sat 3/8, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln. 773-404-9494.

NEW PRAGUE HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Fri 3/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RALPH'S WORLD Free in-store children's performance. Tue 3/4, 10 AM, Border Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 3/8, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

SCRIBBLEMONSTER & HIS PALS Children's concert; no cover. Sun 3/2, 1 PM, 115 Bourbon St., 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park. 708-388-8881.

SHU SHUBAT, JELLYEYE DRUM THEATER, KEVIN O'DONNELL & THE NATIONAL QUARTET 3/9 18 & over. Sat 3/8, 9 PM, and Sun 3/9, 8 PM, HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo. 312-362-9707.

UNCLE MOISHY Children's concert. Sun 3/9, 2 PM, Congregation K.I.N.S., 2800 W. North Shore. 773-761-4000.

CHUCK CHEESEMAN Kids' show. Sat 3/1, 4 PM, Uncommon Ground Cafe, 1214 W. Grace. 773-929-3680.

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