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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ANCIENT GREEKS Free in-store performance. Thu 3/13, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

CORA BALDWIN Free concert. Mon 3/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JELLO BIAFRA Benefit for the Chicago Green Candidates Fund (see www.14thDistrict.org for more information). Thu 3/13, 8:30 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 847-492-0495.

KENNY CHESNEY, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, KELLIE COFFEY Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID CROSBY & JUDY COLLINS Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

CRAIG DAVID Fri 3/14, 6:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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.

ERASURE, COOLER KIDS Sold out. Mon 3/10, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

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

FLOGGING MOLLY, MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, TOSSERS All-ages. Sat 3/15, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

FRONTSIDE, EARLY DAY MINERS, PREACHER GONE TO TEXAS, RATBAG HEROS Fri 3/7, 6:30 PM, McGaw Hall, room 130, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-4062.

JUSTIN HAYFORD Free concert. Tue 3/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HELLO DELI with Eileen Berman & Dan Detloff. Sat 3/15, 6 PM, TenHoeve Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf, Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

CATHERINE IRWIN Free in-store performance. Sat 3/8, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

KING CRIMSON All-ages; 3/15 sold out. Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LANTERNA Free in-store performance. Fri 3/7, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

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

NAKED & SHAMELESS Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Wing & Groove Theatre, Flat Iron Building, 19351/2 W. North. 773-782-9416.

O.A.R., PSEUDOPOD, MARC BROUSSARD All-ages. Thu 3/13, 6:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

FERNANDO ORTEGA Benefit for Lazarus House. Thu 3/13 and Fri 3/14, 7:30 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

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, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SPIDER SALOFF Wed 3/12, 7 PM, Crossroads Theater, 22 E. Chicago, Naperville. 630-428-4730.

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

DAVE SHWATAL Free in-store performances. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JEFF SNYDER, BLAKE EDWARDS Sun 3/16, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

SPARTA, GLASSJAW, HOT WATER MUSIC, DREDG All-ages. Mon 3/10, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

URBAN TWANG Free concert. Fri 3/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PHIL VASSAR, JESSICA ANDREWS Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, DJ Logic. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Cat Power (see Critic's Choice), Entrance, Rabbit Rabbit. Sun 3/9, Cat Power (see Critic's Choice), Entrance (18 & over). Mon 3/10, Calexico (see Spot Check), Nicolai Dunger (see Critic's Choice). Tue 3/11, 10 PM, Sparta performs at Sound Opinions Live with Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot (no cover). Thu 3/13, Folk Implosion, Mia Doi Todd (see Critic's Choice), Alaska. Fri 3/14, 10 PM, John Parish, Howe Gelb, Sue Garner. 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 3/11, DJ Theory, MC Slim. 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.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Thu 3/13, noon, Steve Sandner. 312-642-6805.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/7, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Sat 3/8, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). Wed 3/12, open mike with Don Maloney. Sat 3/15, Cornmeal. 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 3/7, Volta Sound, Turner Joy, Dreadful Yawns, Riviera. Sat 3/8, Pelican, American Draft, Rhineland Bastards. Sun 3/9, Naughty Candy, Isabella Parole, Grand Marais. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 3/11, Twat Vibe, M-Sord, Loma. Wed 3/12, Ratbag Heros, Parr-5, Gone All Summer. Thu 3/13, Failure to Fly. Fri 3/14, Detholz, Forty Piece Choir, Regal Standard. Sat 3/15, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Malcolm Effect, Phistine Verona, Dakota/Dakota (benefit for WLUW). 773-281-4444.

BIG CHICKS 5024 N. Sheridan: Fri 3/14, 11 PM, DJs spin music by Lisa Stansfield and others (no cover). 773-728-5511.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/7, Pissbucket, Waste, Redneck Exorcist. Sat 3/8, Blaked, Former Teenage Idols. 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. Thu 3/13, Bedheads. Fri 3/14, Extra Credit Assignment, Sleepaway Camp, Rocky Denis. Sat 3/15, Presets. 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: Saturdays, 1-5 PM, and Fridays, 3-7 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 3/9, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. 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, 6 PM, Overtone, Fingertight, Extra Credit Assignment, Celestial Static; 9 PM, High Pilot performs The Yes Album, DJ Anthony Illarde. Wednesdays, Glen Coe, DJ Ken L Worth spin punk, funk, disco, electroclash, and Brit pop. Thu 3/13, Second Hand Poets. Fri 3/14, Tobin Sprout, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror. Sat 3/15, Something for Joey. Sun 3/16, Stagefright Sundays: with DJ Lexxxi. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/7, Westfall, Future Rock. Sat 3/8, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 3/13, Little Charlie & the Boy Scouts, the Niche. Fri 3/14, Patty Elvis. Sat 3/15, Speargrass. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 3/7, 7 PM, Tim Nolan. Sundays, 3 PM, open mike. Fri 3/14, 7 PM, Paul Allodi, Rizzo Show. 847-550-1127.

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

BUNGALOW JOE'S 7406 Jensen, Hanover Park: Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Evenskies, Eye Skyward. 630-830-8899.

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. 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. Sat 3/8, Junkers. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/7, Chucklehead, Suburban Blood Drive, Safes. 312-922-6392.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sat 3/15, Elevation (U2 tribute). 773-473-5263.

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. Fridays and Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk & glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop & rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. Second Thursday of every month, DJ Misa, DJ Roadhouse. 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.

COSI CAFE 1101 Lake, Oak Park: Wed 3/12, 7:30 PM, Prism, Spectrum Youth perform at the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association's Coffee House Soiree, hosted by Eric Martin. 708-848-0273.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/7, 9 Mile, Stank Willie, Shampoobah. Sat 3/8, Broken Grass, Speargrass. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 3/14, Missile, 9-Fifty, Changes. Sat 3/15, Pat McCurdy. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 3/8, the Mix. Sat 3/15, R-Gang. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/7, 9:30 PM, Fabulous Janes, Amy Peterson. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Truckstop Supermodel, Scott Conine, Segway, Revolve. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 3/14, 25-20, Bryter, Karma Tease. Sat 3/15, Mike & Joe. 773-327-1662.

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

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 E. Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/15, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 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. Mon 3/10, 8 PM, Scott Montgomery. Wed 3/12, 8:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Foiled Again (Joni Mitchell tribute). Sat 3/15, 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 3/16, 7 PM, Jennifer Chada. 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. Sun 3/9, DJ Lexi. Mon 3/10, Rob Hernquist spins punk. Tue 3/11, Mike Cook spins music by the Clash. Wed 3/12, DJ Jayson spins country & western. Thu 3/13, John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Bottle of Justus, Matthew, King Solomon's Grave. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Electric Six (see Critic's Choice), Gaza Strippers, Ponys. Tue 3/11, 9 PM, Bizarro, Miles of Empty, Gold Cash Gold, Inchworm. Wed 3/12, 9 PM, F.O.S., Drop, Second Seed, Blackout. Thu 3/13, 9 PM, Big Daddy Kane (see Critic's Choice), Killah Priest (see Critic's Choice), Bazaar Royale. Fri 3/14, 10 PM, Ike Reilly, Muck Brothers (18 & over). Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Joe Bigsley, Seven Day Run, Yesmen, Bamboo Grove (sold out). 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/7, Jane Doe. Sat 3/8, Alex & the All-Stars. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/14, Peg 7. 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 3/7, 6 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys, Professor John; 10 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sat 3/8, King Solomon's Grave, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Evidence. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 3/14, Mike & Joe, 20 Over. Sat 3/15, Margarita Island. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 3/7, Flossmor, Pet Lover, Mile One. Sat 3/8, Best Days Behind, Arch Visceral Parlor, Whimsical, Bystander. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 3/10, Pinch. Tue 3/11, Callisto, Artificial West. Wed 3/12, Killie McGee, Winter. Thu 3/13, Crash Poet, Life Without, Portrait, D'z Nutz. Fri 3/14, Five Penny Theatre, Three Card Guts, Easy Tiger. Sat 3/15, Boda, KB. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Sugarman 3, Oh My God, Dante Carfagna. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Azita (see Post No Bills), On Fillmore, Boxstep. Sun 3/9, 9:30 PM, Detachment Kit, Victory at Sea, the Race (see Spot Check). Mon 3/10, 9 PM, Oranges Band, Natural History, Narrator. Thu 3/13, 9:30 PM, Wolf Eyes (see Critic's Choice), No Doctors, Little Howlin' Wolf, Vertonen. Fri 3/14, 10 PM, Ancient Greeks, Sorry About Dresden, Forms. Sat 3/15, 10 PM, the Gossip, Tijuana Hercules, Sweet Heat, Miss Alex White. Sun 3/16, 9:30 PM, Danielle Howle, Django Haskins, Anthony Whitaker. 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 3/7 and Sun 3/9, Dub Dis. Sat 3/8 and Wed 3/12, Rasta Kelly. Fri 3/14, Indika. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 3/7, 10 PM, DJ Marcus. 312-836-0066.

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 3/7, the Mix. Sat 3/8, X-Side. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 3/13, Aunt Janet. Fri 3/14, 7 Deez. Sat 3/15, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). 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.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Sat 3/15, 3 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 773-282-7035.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. 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. Tue 3/11, 6 PM, Blessing the Hogs, Buried at Sea, Pistols at Dawn, Cursed, Mi Amore. Wed 3/12, 7 PM, Album Leaf, Children's Hour, Melochrome; 8 PM, Fruit Bats (see Spot Check), Tallulah, Kaspar Hauser. Thu 3/13, 6 PM, Written in the Sand, Atari Star, J+J+J, Violently Ill. Fri 3/14, 6 PM, River City Rebels, Knockout, 500 Hats, Article 57; 10 PM, School Shooter, Twin Haters, Riddle of Steel. Sat 3/15, 5 PM, the Dog & Everything, Starstruck, One Life; 10 PM, 4NR, Joan of Arc, the Love of Everything, Stillwell. Sun 3/16, 6 PM, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Count the Stars, Spitvales, Amazing Transparent Man; 10 PM, live karaoke. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 3/11, 8:30 PM, Ben Hollis. Wed 3/12, 8 PM, Andie Miles, Abby Maxwell, Tami Tucker, Kevin O'Brien perform at Chicago Singer Spotlight. Thu 3/13, 8:30 PM, Mike Plume, Jenny Orenstein. Fri 3/14, 9:30 PM, Paul Cebar, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Sun 3/16, 2 PM, Ciara, Stephanie Hamel, Susan May, Zach Perlmutter, Courtney Wilson, Lil' T-Bone perform at Chicago Singer Spotlight Junior. 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 3/7, Epicycle. Sat 3/8, Free Space. Fri 3/14, Flat. Sat 3/15, Frankenpony. 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. Fri 3/14, 9:30 PM, Air This Side of Caution, Dan Darrah. 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. Wed 3/12, 10 PM, Ophur. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sat 3/8, Arable Farmland record release. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 3/14, Grandpa's Pants. Sat 3/15, Arthur Bludgeon. 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 3/8, 10 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners. Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Mr. Slate. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Mon 3/10, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 3/11, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 3/12, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 3/13, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 3/14, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 3/15, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 3/16, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & 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 3/7 and Tue 3/11 through Fri 3/14, 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 3/8 and Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 3/9 and Sun 3/16, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 3/10, 8:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor; midnight, Joe Kregor. 312-836-0933.

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

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 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. Thu 3/13, 9 PM, War Brides, Boll Weevil. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Wednesdays, 9 PM, U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield (3/12 featuring Geoff Greenberg; no cover). 773-384-9546.

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 3/7, 10 PM, Sin Ropas (see Spot Check), 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. Mon 3/10, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach, Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 3/12, 9:30 PM, the Frames, Josh Ritter. Fri 3/14, 9:30 PM, Winnie. Sat 3/15, 9:30 PM, Big Creak, Applecake, Genuine Sons; 12:30 AM, DJ Missa Messian. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 3/7, Eleven Days, Shooting Blanks, Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins tribute). Sat 3/8, Stall, Mark Watson Band, Grift. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Thu 3/13, Weed Street Band. Fri 3/14, Sleepers, Smythe. Sat 3/15, 4:30 PM, Hacks, P53, Blue Shade Witness, 18 Speed Tranny. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/7, 9 PM, Fertile Ground, Twilite Tone. Tue 3/11, 9 PM, Galapogos 4 (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/7, 9 PM, Eric Johnson, Tony Furtado (18 & over). Sat 3/8, 9 PM, Gang Starr, Talib Kweli, Floetry (sold out). Thu 3/13, 9 PM, Edwin McCain, Pete Riley, Tristen (18 & over). Fri 3/14, 9 PM, Vonda Shepard, Sugarland (18 & over). Sat 3/15, 6 PM, Oleander, Kevin Martin & the Hiwatts, Revis, Lovehammers (all-ages); 12:15 AM, Macy Gray, Lamya (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, the Zone. Wed 3/12 and Thu 3/13, E-Mics. 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" live karaoke 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.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Wed 3/12, Dub Dis. 312-266-2400.

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 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. Wed 3/12, 9 PM, Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, Trina. Thu 3/13, Deuces Wild. Fri 3/14, Larkins. Sat 3/15, Dave & Rae. 312-337-3486.

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/14, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 630-325-3732.

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. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx. 773-348-5100.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Top 40 and soul. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-477-6513.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/7, Boris the Sprinkler, Paperbacks, Spokesmen. Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Lori Wyatt, Sensei, Logic of Elliot. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Pete Special, Brother Brother. Tue 3/11, 9 PM, Chris Sipos, Dan Roughan & the B-Side (no cover). Wed 3/12, 9 PM, Homestyle, Jagz (no cover). Thu 3/13, 10 PM, Maccende (no cover). Fri 3/14, 10 PM, Clone Defects, Mistreaters, Manhandlers. Sat 3/15, Not the Joneses. 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 3/7, 10 PM, Anne Heaton, Rachel McCartney (with a late set by Ellen Rosner). Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, Richard Shindell, Tracy Grammer; 10 PM, Ode, Pudder Project. Wed 3/12, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 3/13, 9 PM, Antigone Rising, Scale, Gold Coast Refuse. Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Project/Object (Frank Zappa tribute). 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: 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 (see Spot Check) with Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Billy Corgan & Jimmy Chamberlin, Ian Hunter, David Johansen, Mavis Staples, Graham Parker, James Chance, Ivan Julian, Alice Peacock, Kurt Elling, Alejandro Escovedo, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan & Nora O'Connor, Jon Langford, David Amram, Scott Lucas, Sally Timms, Hubert Sumlin, and others (benefit for Neon Street Programs for Homeless Youth; 18 & over). Sun 3/9, 6:30 PM, Rise Against, Mad Caddies, Real McKenzies, Flipsides (all-ages). Mon 3/10, 7 PM, Supergrass, the Coral (sold out). Tue 3/11, 7 PM, Switchfoot, Noise Ratchet, Denison Marrs (all-ages). Thu 3/13, 10 PM, Royksopp (see Critic's Choice; 18 & over). Fri 3/14, 6:30 PM, Hot Rod Circuit, Plain White T's, Tsunami Bomb (all-ages). Sun 3/16, 5:30 PM, Toasters, Deals Gone Bad, Zvooks, Superdot, the Indecisives, Out of Line, Chuck Wren (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 3/14, 9 PM, and Sat 3/15, 9:30 PM, EM Grueve. 630-446-4001.

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

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 3/7, 10 PM, 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. Sat 3/15, Paul Willaert. 847-259-9724.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/7, Roy G. Biv, Knuckleduster, Your Black Star, Rolls. Sat 3/8, Buddha's Belly, Soulfix, Air This Side of Caution. Tue 3/11, live karaoke (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 3/13, Dub Dis. Fri 3/14, 10 PM, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift, Eric Blowtorch & the Inflammables, Richard Neal Miller. Sat 3/15, 9 PM, Nadine, Magnolia Summer (no cover). 847-869-0450.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/8, 10 PM, Smoke, Face of Fury, Maggot Twat, Chinese Finger Trapp. Wed 3/12, 9 PM, Roman Meal, Wrathmatix. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Linda Lubell, Anne-Marie Akin perform as part of "We Interrupt This War." Wed 3/12, 8 PM, Partly Dave Show: Dave Awl hosts a cabaret variety show with Ellen Rosner, Scott Hermes, Dan Kaufman, and Dorothy Milne. 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 3/7, Bluestone, the Captain, Avex Axiom, Zeek. Sat 3/8, Jute, Jason Blake, Jacobstone. Sundays, Pleasure Trip with Leddie Garcia, DJ Form, Rick Garcia, Mark Fullaflava. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Fri 3/14, Luster, Saps, Sometimes Seven, Disposable Pets. Sat 3/15, Dreaming Tree, Finneus, Seans. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Thu 3/13, 10 PM, Dizzy Stick (no cover). 708-388-8881.

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 3/7, 8 PM, Cosmic Haze. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/8, Genral Patton & His Privates. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 3/12, John France, Pajama Man. Thu 3/13, Make Believe. Fri 3/14, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 3/15, Dugout. Sun 3/16, Boll Weevil. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/7 and Fri 3/14, live karaoke. Sat 3/8, Blo-Pop, Pascal. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Lama. 773-252-7767.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: 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. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Tue 3/11, 8 PM, Ofays, Los Shut Up. Wed 3/12, 8 PM, M.O.T.O., Lynyrd's Innards, Wanamaker, Rotten Fruits. Thu 3/13, 8 PM, Steve Sleeve, New Black. Fri 3/14, 9 PM, America's #1 Sweetheart, St. Monroe, Last Valley. Sat 3/15, 7 PM, Brian Costello; 9 PM, Functional Blackouts, Vee Dee, Needles. Sun 3/16, 8 PM, Where the Moon Came From, Strollers. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/8, Kongfuzi. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 3/12, the Seems, Michael Columbia. Thu 3/13, Casolando. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle. Tue 3/11, 9 PM, open floor "Tap Jam." Thu 3/13, 10 PM, Battire. 312-492-6100.

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

SAMMY K'S 335 N. McLean, South Elgin: Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Starrunner, Free Space. 847-695-6666.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/7, 7:30 PM, Chris Trapper; 10 PM, Rilo Kiley (see Spot Check), Good Life, Mayday (sold out). 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). Mon 3/10, 9 PM, Webb Brothers, Belles, Capitol Years. Tue 3/11, 9 PM, the Frames, Josh Ritter Band. Wed 3/12, 8 PM, Deanna Varagona, Shame Train, Michelle Rumball. Thu 3/13, 7 PM, Jank, Seers Poncho, Insignificant Others, Stacy Buehler (benefit for Voice for the Children). Fri 3/14, 7:30 PM, Michael McDermott; 10 PM, Anne Harris, Katie Todd. Sat 3/15, 7 PM, Rose Polenzani, Stolie; 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Starch Martins. Sun 3/16, 7:30 PM, Michael McDermott, Ugochi. 773-525-2508.

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

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. Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 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 3/7, 9 PM, Good Goddamns, Mojica, Leroy Fix. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, J.U.I.C.E., Po'Bum, Xclusive, Drunken Style, Moe Loves Mayra, DJ Immaculate. Sun 3/9, Piece by Piece. 773-278-6600.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/14, Jennifer Walshe performs as part of the Discrete series with poets Lisa Jarnot and Mark Salerno. 773-862-3616.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Mer, Garen, Katie Todd. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 3/12, 7 PM, Catfish Stephenson, Christine Costanzo, John Hasbrouck (C.H.A.T. music showcase). Thu 3/13, Jen Dainton. Fri 3/14, Navid, Al Rose, Guitar Duo Eclectico. Sat 3/15, Stephanie Corby, Andrew Kerr, Joe Reilly. Sun 3/16, Donna Adler. 773-929-3680.

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 7 PM, Miga; 9 PM, open mike; 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 10 PM, Down the Line. 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 3/7, Remedy. Sat 3/8, Maggie Speaks. Thu 3/13, Mike & Joe. 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 3/7, Celestial Crumb. Sat 3/8 and Fri 3/14, Lizard Kings. Sat 3/15, Ben Experience. 312-943-7815.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/7, Ark Band. Sat 3/8, Dansika, Baaro. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 3/13, Carl Brown. Fri 3/14, Flex Crew. Sat 3/15, Universal, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/7, 56 Hope Road, Somewhere In Between, Circadian. Sat 3/8, Dry County, Delafields, Peel. Sundays, 8 PM, Entrinzic (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Wed 3/12, Scottish McMillan, Dark Green Bottles. Thu 3/13, Transition, Digable Cat, Segway. Fri 3/14, Stone Puppets, Sunhead King, Big Bang Music Theory. Sat 3/15, Harmony Riley, Supermint, Chris Gilmartin. 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. 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). Fridays, Louie Louie, DJ Frique. 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. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage, and indie rock. Wed 3/12, Adam F, Craze, MC MC, Poolside. 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 3/8, 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: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, 9 PM-2 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.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Sat 3/8, Chris Gin (no cover). 773-227-2277.

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: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 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.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sun 3/16, Jesse de la Pena. 773-528-2220.

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 3/8, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Ron Carroll, DJ Hiroki. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Water with Kennedy Octane and others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. Sat 3/15, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Vic Lavender, 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: Sundays, 8 PM-2 AM, Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 7 PM-3 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.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 9 PM, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s, George Bates & Mike Hahn spin deep house. 773-477-8880.

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, 9 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: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 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.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar & lounge. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Low Key spin hip-hop and house. 312-957-0460.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: 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. Tue 3/11, DJ Lego, Cedric. 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 ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 PM-4 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.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 3/8, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Cisco spins Colombian salsa, merengue, Spanish rock and samba. 773-381-7171.

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 3/7, King Britt, Whyteout. Sat 3/8, Dayhota, Manic. Sundays, DJ Erin, DJ Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Second Wednesday of every month, Andrew Church spins punk, indie, and hardcore. Fri 3/14, Colette, Frank Q. Sat 3/15, Dixon, Brad Owen. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 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.

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. Sat 3/8, Roger Sanchez, DJ Vibe, Rees Urban. Mondays, DJ Structure, DJ Theory. Sat 3/15, Scumfrog, Steve Porter, Infusion, Chris Gin. 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 3/7, Wally Callerio, Tasha. Sat 3/8, Marco Carola, Dave Ralph, Chris Walsh. Fri 3/14, Inland Knights. Sat 3/15, Umek, Valentino. 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. Sat 3/8, Rockell, DJ Markski, DJ Caffeine. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

ARRANMORE, ISLA with McNulty Irish Dancers. Sat 3/15, 7:30 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

JOAN BAEZ, LUCY KAPLANSKY Sun 3/16, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO ROVERS Sat 3/8, 6 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 312-787-8040. Sat 3/15, 6 PM, St. Ann's Church, 120 N. Ela, Barrington. 847-358-9150.

GAELIC STORM, ELEVATION (U2 TRIBUTE), SHANNON ROVERS Benefit concert. Fri 3/14, 6 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

GAELIC STORM, LENAHAN Sat 3/15, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

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

TOM HENRY Free in-store performances. 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 3/8, 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.

LUNASA, THE MAMMALS Sat 3/15, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOEL MABUS, TERRY BREEN Sat 3/15, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

TOMMY MAKEM & THE MAKEM BROTHERS, ARRANMORE Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035, ext. 20.

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

ELIZABETH NESTLE Free in-store performance. Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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

RIVERBEND BLUEGRASS BAND WITH DAVE EVANS, LURRIE BELL Fri 3/14, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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. Sundays, Irish session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Thu 3/13, Finbar McCarthy (in the pub). Fri 3/14, 10 PM, Celia Flaherty, Mark Bennett (in the pub; no cover). Sat 3/15, 1 PM-1 AM, Fonnmohr, McCabes, Mulligan Stew. Sun 3/16, 10 PM, McCabes. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Mon 3/10, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, 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 3/7, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 3/8, 10 PM, and Sun 3/16, 7 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. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/14, noon, Kat Eggleston; 6 PM, CrossRogues. Sat 3/15, 6 PM, CrossRogues. Sun 3/16, 10:30 AM, Kat Eggleston; 2:30 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers; 4:30 PM, Molly & the Tinker. 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 3/14, noon and 5 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). Sun 3/16, 12:30 PM, Molly & the Tinker; 4 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers. 847-358-9150.

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: Fri 3/7, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. Fri 3/14, 5:30 PM, Dan & the Crank. 773-276-3600.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Wed 3/12, 8 PM, Morgan. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/7, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 3/8, Chancey Brothers. Fri 3/14, Paddy Go Easy. 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: Fri 3/7, 9 PM, Heartsfield Acoustic Trio, Special Consensus. Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, Tom Rush (see Critic's Choice). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W. 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/8, David HB Drake. Sat 3/15, Patchouli. 630-393-1247.

FOX'S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 9240 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn: Sun 3/16, noon, Three Men in Kilts. 708-499-2233.

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

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Thu 3/13, 8 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-724-1390.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Second Sunday of every month, open stage. Sun 3/16, David Massengill, Judy & Keith. 847-949-5355.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/14, 7 PM, Baal Tinne; 9 PM, Salthill Mines, Tim O'Shea. Sat 3/15, 2 PM, Katie Sullivan; 7:30 PM, Baal Tinne, Gan Bua. 773-472-5139.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 3/12, 8 PM, Karen Casey, Tim O'Shea & Gerald Culhane (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sun 3/16, 9 PM, Leahy, Paul Fitz & the Celts (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/7 and Sat 3/8, 9:30 PM, Gerry O'Connell. 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.

IRISH OAK 3511 N. Clark: Fri 3/14, 9 PM, Sat 3/15, 5 and 9 PM, and Sun 3/16, 6 PM, Damien Butler. 773-935-6669.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/7, Chicago Rovers. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. 630-325-3732.

MAPLE STREET CHAPEL Maple and Main, Lombard: Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, Arranmore. Sat 3/15, 7:30 PM, David Massengill, Alastair Mook. 630-629-2630.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 3/8, 1 PM, Liz Knowles, Kieran O'Hare, Mike Austin (children's Irish music concert). Mon 3/10, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). Sun 3/16, noon, Tim O'Shea & Gerald Culhane (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/14, Gael Sli. Sat 3/15, Celtic Aires. Sun 3/16, 8 PM, Another Pint. 630-941-7100.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sun 3/16, 4 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers. 847-362-6688.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 3/8, 2 PM, Peter Whelan. Sat 3/8, 6:30 and 8 PM, Sat 3/15, 6 and 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/16, 4 and 7 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers. Sat 3/8, 9:30 PM, Paul McHugh & the Celtic Aires. Thu 3/13, 8 PM, Irish session. Fri 3/14, 10 PM, Jimmy Boyle. Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Another Pint. Sun 3/16, 8:30 PM, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/14, 6:30 PM, Salthill Mines, Sons of the Never Wrong, Stephanie Corby (in the pub; no cover). Sun 3/16, John Williams hosts an all-day Irish session. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/15, Minna Bromberg. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Sat 3/8, 9 PM, Sat 3/15, 11 AM, and Sun 3/16, 4 PM, Chicago Rovers. 312-787-9400.

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

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Smokin' Shamrocks. 312-492-6100.

SAM MCGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Wed 3/12 and Sat 3/15, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-460-1771.

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 3/7, Joe Hickerson. Fri 3/14, Mackie Redd. 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.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Long Haul Road Show. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

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

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

ODETTA, FRED HOLSTEIN Sun 3/16, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis. 312-642-6805.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/14, Duke Tumatoe. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/7 and Sat 3/8, Eddy Clearwater. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/11, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, Grana Louise Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/7 through Sun 3/9, Thu 3/13, and Sun 3/16, Johnny B. Moore Band. Tue 3/11, Vino Louden Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/7, Kinsey Report. Sat 3/8 and Sun 3/16, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 3/9, Slam Allen. Mon 3/10, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/11, Mike Wheeler. Wed 3/12, Pistol Pete. Thu 3/13, Vino Louden. Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 3/16, noon, Eric Noden. 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.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 3/7, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9 PM, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones, Lurrie Bell. Sat 3/8, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Hubert Sumlin, Nick Moss. Sun 3/9, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Mon 3/10, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 3/11, 9:30 PM, Dion Payton. Wed 3/12, 9:30 PM, Linsey Alexander. Thu 3/13, 9:30 PM, Larry Garner. Fri 3/14, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9 PM, Lazy Lester, Eric George. Sat 3/15, Carey Bell, Chicago Blues Angels; 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene. Sun 3/16, 9:30 PM, John Primer. 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 3/7 and Sat 3/8, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 3/8, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 3/14, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 3/15, Groove Hogs. 630-513-0074.

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

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

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/7, Assailants. Sat 3/8, Nublooz. Tuesdays, open jam with Duke Rupert & the Koala Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 3/14, Undertoad. Sat 3/15, 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, Rockin' Johnny Band. 708-788-2118.

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

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 3/7, Strange Brew. Sat 3/8 and Sat 3/15, Ken Saydak Trio. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 3/15, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/7, Rock Bottom. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 3/14, 10 PM, Moneymakers. 847-541-7530.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 3/8, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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 3/8, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. Tue 3/11, 8:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & Joanna Connor. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 3/15, 9:30 PM, Sam Lay Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/7 and Sat 3/8, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 3/11, Blue Mirror Band. Wed 3/12, Rockin' Johnny Band. Thu 3/13 through Sat 3/15, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/15, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 3/7, the Business. Sat 3/8, Fire & Desire. Tue 3/11, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. Sat 3/15, Chicago Catz. Sun 3/16, noon-4 PM, Soul Invaders. 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 3/7 and Sat 3/8, Chris Beard, 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 3/13 through Sat 3/15, Larry McCray. 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.

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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/8, Dave Specter. Sat 3/15, Jimmy Burns. 773-252-1155.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/14, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-328-0399.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/7, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Wed 3/12, Matthew Skoller Duo. Thu 3/13, Barrelhouse Chuck Duo. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 3/7, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 3/8, Kingsnakes. Wed 3/12, Chris, Dave & Mack Show. Fri 3/14, Linsey Alexander. Sat 3/15, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. 815-477-0340.

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 3/7, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 3/8, Chicago Blues Angels. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 3/12, Sammy Fender. Thu 3/13, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons. Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, Eddy Clearwater (3/15 with Billy Branch). 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, Fri 3/7, and Sat 3/8, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Fri 3/14, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Lurrie Bell. Sat 3/15, Harmonica Shah. 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. Sat 3/8, Pistol Pete. Fri 3/14, Jimmy Burns. Sat 3/15, Bumblebee Bob. 847-991-2150.

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. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliott Taggart. 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

ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE, KIDJAZZ! Fri 3/14, 7 PM, and Sun 3/16, 1 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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.

PETER BROTZMANN performs at an opening reception for an exhibit of his own work entitled "The Inexplicable Flyswatter: Works on Paper 1959-1964." 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.

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 3/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JACQUES COOK Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

KOUTARO FUKUI Tue 3/11, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

TED HOGARTH SEXTET Free concert. Wed 3/12, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

DAVE HOLLAND BIG BAND, DAVE BURTON & MAKOTO OZONE Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ANSELM KOENIG BAND performs music based on poems by Herman Hesse; free concert. Tue 3/11, 8 PM, Goethe-Institut Chicago, suite 200, 150 N. Michigan. 312-263-0472.

RAMSEY LEWIS Sat 3/15, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5300.

MORTON COLLEGE JAZZ UNLIMITED Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

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.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sat 3/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Wed 3/12 and Thu 3/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DIANE SCHUUR Sat 3/15, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/7 and Fri 3/14, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 3/8, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. 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, Franz Jackson Quartet. Wed 3/12, noon, Tom Hope. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Sat 3/15, 9:30 PM, Alejo Paveda. 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 3/7 and Sat 3/8, Bobby Lewis. Sun 3/9, Mon 3/10, and Sun 3/16, Carmen Stokes. Tue 3/11 through Sat 3/15, Charlie Johnson. 312-751-2433.

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

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

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.

CAFE ORANGE 5639-41 N. Lincoln: Every other Thursday, 10 PM, Preetham Marati Quartet. 773-275-5040.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/7, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 3/8, 9 PM, Full Effect Trio. Sun 3/9, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 3/14, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sat 3/15, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sun 3/16, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Fri 3/7, 10 PM, Ken Shiokawa. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Thursdays, 7 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. Sundays, 7:30 PM, and Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Fri 3/7, 5 PM-2 AM, Detour, DJ Freckles, Vince Adams perform at First Fridays Chicago. 773-866-8022.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 3/11, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 3/12, 9:30 PM, Who Cares How Long U Sink. 773-276-3600.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/9, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Sun 3/16, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 3/13, Barry Winograd Trio. Fri 3/14, Bob Baglione 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 3/10, Baked Beans. Wed 3/12, Sandy & Jay. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Wed 3/12, 7:30 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 773-262-5767.

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 3/16, 2 PM, Art Davis & the Andy's All-Stars. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GOURMAND COFFEEHOUSE 728 S. Dearborn: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Nick Alvarez Quartet. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/7, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Big Fun. Sun 3/9, 8 PM, Jerry Dimuzio Quartet (no cover). Tue 3/11, 6 PM, Ray Bailey Trio; 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thu 3/13, 8 PM, Colleen McNabb & John Roothaan Trio (no cover). Sun 3/16, 8 PM, Libby York Quartet with pianist Steve Million. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph. Fri 3/7, 9 PM, and Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls (see Critic's Choice). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/9, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group. Sun 3/9 and Sun 3/16, 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 3/14, 9 PM, and Sat 3/15, 8 PM, Sheila Jordan. 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: 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). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Thu 3/13, 9 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls (see Critic's Choice), Jeff Parker (18 & over). Fri 3/14, 9 PM, Don Byron Quintet, 8 Bold Souls. 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 3/9, Jim Baker with Steve Hunt & Harrison Bankhead. Sun 3/16, Jerry Bryerton Trio, Paul Hartsaw Trio. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Sun 3/9, noon-4 PM, Jordan Baskin Quartet. Mondays, Detour & Divas. Thu 3/13, Snatch. 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 3/7 through Sun 3/9, Pat Martino Quartet. Tue 3/11 through Sun 3/16, Cyrus Chestnut Trio. 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Sundays, 7 PM, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong. 773-684-8665.

JIMMY'S PLACE 13822 S. Indiana, Riverdale: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Senabella & Jazz Deluxe. 708-849-1990.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 10 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/7, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sat 3/8, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz Trio. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Clark Sommers & Mike Schlick with Selina Baker. Fri 3/14, 9:30 PM, Rhythm Club. Sat 3/15, 9:30 PM, Earma Thompson & Juli Wood. 773-348-7592.

LANDMARK INN 1352 Shermer, Northbrook: Fri 3/14, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-559-1919.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. Tue 3/11, 9:30 PM, Hiding in a Couch, Portable Dinosaur. 773-728-2663.

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 3/11, A View From the Side with Eric Koppa, Thaddus Franklin, Sean Parsons, Matt Ulery, and John Smiley. 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.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 3/12, 7 PM, Matt Erion Trio. 630-446-4001.

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Doug Rosenberg Trio. 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.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 3/9, Bob Dogan & Brian Sandstrom. Mon 3/10, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 3/11, Frank Portolese. Wed 3/12, Kelly Brand. Thu 3/13, Dennis Luxion. Sun 3/16, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. 312-787-9596.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 3/9, 4-7 PM, David Boykin Expanse perform at the series "Unusual Pairings." 773-743-3355.

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

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

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: 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 3/7 and Sat 3/8, Deep Blue. Sundays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Petropoulos Organ Trio. 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 3/9, Square Root of 5 Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 3/10, 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 3/7, Typhanie Monique Quartet, Yoko Noge. Sat 3/8, Esteban Sehinkman Quintet. Sun 3/9 and Sun 3/16, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Tuesdays, George McRae Trio. Wed 3/12, Keli Briggs Allison Trio. Thu 3/13, Pete Benson Trio. Fri 3/14, Alison Ruble Quartet, Joe Hurt. Sat 3/15, Tito Carrillo Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/8, Al Green & Othello Anderson, Blue Rubies. Tue 3/11, William Platt. Fri 3/14, Matthew Skoller Quartet, Brian Kaye. Sat 3/15, Henry Johnson Organ Express, Blue Rubies. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 3/11, Grant Strombeck, Carl Leukaufe, Dan Shapera & Brian O'Hern. Fri 3/14, Petropoulos Organ Trio. 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 LION PUB 2446 N. Lincoln: Sun 3/9, 5 PM, Zach Brock & Tom Wright. 773-348-2695.

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.

SERGIO'S CUCINA ITALIANA 280 N. Rohwing, Itasca: Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio. 630-773-0700.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 3/7, Larry Luchowski & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 3/8 and Fri 3/14, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 3/9, 11 AM, Paulinho Garcia. Sat 3/15, Dennis Luxion & John Whitfield. Sun 3/16, 11 AM, Kelly Brand. 312-787-9596.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 3/16, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/8 and Sat 3/15, Yellowtails. 773-509-9888.

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

STETSON'S CHOP HOUSE & BAR Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker: Saturdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Marshall Nelson Duo. 312-565-1234, ext. 4490.

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 3/13, Steve Swell Trio with Tom Abbs & Geoff Mann. 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. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

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

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/7 and Sat 3/8, Ari Brown. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 3/13, Ernest Dawkins. Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. 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.

International

Concerts

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

MORENO +2 Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 3/15, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 3/16, 8 PM, Fareed Haque, Pierre Bensusan (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 3/14, Serdar Ortac. 312-266-2400.

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, En Clave Negra. Sat 3/8, Monchy y Alexandra. 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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Sat 3/15, Conjunto. 847-328-0399.

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: 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

FRANCY H. ACOSTA AND JOSE LUIS POSADA soprano, lute, and guitar, with others in a program of South American music. Sun 3/9, 3 PM, Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St., Geneva. 630-584-9763.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop, conductor (Allaway, Bach, Byrd, Desamours, Harris, Spencer, Rachmaninoff, Vaughan Williams). Sun 3/9 and Sun 3/16, 3 PM, St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison. 312-427-5620.

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.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with harpist Elizabeth Cifani (Polifrone, Wagner, Elgar, Mendelssohn). Sun 3/16, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

BARTOK STRING QUARTET (Bartok, Beethoven, Haydn). Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

BRANDENBURG ENSEMBLE Jaime Laredo, conductor and violin, with pianist Peter Serkin in an all-Bach program. Wed 3/12, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

REBEKAH CAMM, DODIE MORRIS, SHARON QUATTRIN, STEVEN HUFFINES, ROBERT MC NEILL, ERIC MIRANDA, AND RICHARD HOSKINS sopranos, baritones, and piano, in a program of opera scenes and arias (R. Strauss, Mozart, Gounod, Massenet, Tchaikovsky, Korngold, Stravinsky). Sun 3/9, 2:30 PM, St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. 312-944-1083, ext. 19.

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 CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Adolphe). Sun 3/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA John Sherer, conductor, with pianist David Schrader (Haydn, Bach, Beethoven). Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Dvorak, Haydn, Macbride, Chausson, Brahms, Hindemith). Sun 3/9, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677. Tue 3/11, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/7, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/8, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Robert Chen (Haydn, Carter, R. Strauss). Thu 3/13, 8 PM, Fri 3/14, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/15, 8 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (Haydn, Nielsen, Brahms). 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.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Stacey Tappan and tenor Scott Ramsay (Wood, Beethoven). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 3/10, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 3/8 and Sat 3/15, 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.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY KAPELLE AND CHAMBER CHOIR Charles P. Brown conducts a free concert (Part, Bruckner, Lauridsen, Mozart, Schutz, Hillert, Thompson, Dawson, Fleming, Hogan, traditional). Sat 3/15, 7:30 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-711-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Richard R. Fischer conducts a free concert (Wagner, Hanson, Massenet, Bernstein, Bach, Gillingham, Schalk, Tchaikovsky). Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Geiseman Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CUBE See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. Sun 3/16, 2:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-554-1133.

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 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.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Robert Debbaut conducts Leonard Bernstein's Candide. Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/16, 2 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with the Saint Charles Singers (Bach, Saint John Passion). Sun 3/16, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST COLLEGE GUITAR ENSEMBLES and others perform in the college's Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival. Fri 3/7, 7 PM, and Sun 3/9, 11:30 AM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-6184.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Ho Chung Yeh, conductor, with trumpeters Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer (Bizet/Hunsberger, Mozart, Tchaikovsky). Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/7, 12:10 PM, pianist Soyoung Kee. Fri 3/14, 12:10 PM, violinist Noah Geller. 312-787-4570.

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY Steven Huang, conductor, with the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra (Gilbert and Sullivan, The Gondoliers). Benefit for University of Chicago student performance ensembles. Thu 3/13, 7:30 PM, Fri 3/14 and Sat 3/15, 8 PM, and Sun 3/16, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Anatol Lysenka, conductor, with guitarists Steve Edwards and Philip Simmons and pianist Lyudmila Lakisova (Suppe, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Svetlanov, Shostakovich). Sun 3/9, 3:30 PM, Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan, Northfield. 847-920-9569.

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.

GORAN IVANOVIC guitar, in a benefit for Utopian Theatre Asylum and Ulysses Theatre Company. Fri 3/7, 7 PM, LIPA Art Gallery, 160 E. Illinois. 773-478-1061.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE with soprano Elaine Lemieux and flutist Emily Graef in a free concert. Mon 3/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with the Lincoln Hall Junior High School Orchestra (Mozart, Holst, Levinson). Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-920-9569.

LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET performs in Elmhurst College's Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival. 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: Fri 3/7, Tue 3/11, and Fri 3/14, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Veronica Villaroel, tenor Neil Shicoff, and baritone Dmitiri Hvorostovsky (Verdi, A Masked Ball). Sat 3/8, 7:30 PM, and Wed 3/12 and Sat 3/15, 2 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Patrizia Ciofi, tenor Jonas Kaufmann, and baritone Kim Josephson (Verdi, La traviata). 312-332-2244.

METROPOLITAN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Sisk and Soo Han, conductors, with violinist Daniel Shih and violist Stefan Smith (Weber, Mendelssohn, and others). Wed 3/12, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. Sun 3/16, 4 PM, Fine Arts Auditorium, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 630-257-2733.

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.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE AND FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF OAK PARK CHOIR Daniel Wallenberg conducts a joint concert of American choral works (Lauridsen, Barber, and others). Sun 3/16, 7:30 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 847-446-3822.

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

NEWBERRY CONSORT performs Alessandro Scarlatti's Agar et Ismaele. Thu 3/13, 3 PM, and Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700. Sat 3/15, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 312-255-3700. Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Jeordano Martinez conducts a free concert. Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469, 630-637-5300, or 630-637-5411.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Fri 3/14, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469, 630-637-5411, or 630-637-5300.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE INVITATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL Ramona W. Wis conducts a free concert. Wed 3/12, 7 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469, 630-637-5300, or 630-637-5411.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Paul Vermel conducts a family concert (Mozart, Kleinsinger, Prokofiev, J. Strauss). Sun 3/9, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY GUITAR SHOWCASE Free concert. Tue 3/11, 1:40 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5921.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Wed 3/12, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5921.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Robert G. Hasty and Robert A. Harris conduct an all-Beethoven program. Tue 3/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel J. Farris, conductor. Sun 3/9, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA AND UNIVERSITY SINGERS Sun 3/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND (Hartley, Schwantner, Holst, Grainger). Fri 3/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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). 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 3/9, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

NURIT PACHT violin, with pianist Avner Arad (Schubert, Ysaye, Harrison, Beethoven). Fri 3/7, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 3/8 and Sat 3/15, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Don Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Farrenc, Chaminade, Schumann, Offenbach, Delibes, Verdi, Gounod). Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

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.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI in a program of Spanish composers (Milan, Narvaez, Valderrabano, Aranes, Machado, Romero). Sun 3/16, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 3. Sun 3/9, 3:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

TEATRO LIRICO D'EUROPA performs Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Sun 3/9, 4 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

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.

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

VIENNA WALTZ ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Dittersdorf, Schubert, J. Strauss, and others). Sun 3/16, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

TRACY MOULD WATSON AND WILLIAM WATSON mezzo-soprano and tenor, in a free concert (Duparc, Faure, Wolf, Argento, Tosti, Britten). Thu 3/13, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

REGINA YEH piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Ligeti, Chopin, Debussy, Schumann, Liszt). Wed 3/12, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

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.

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 Children's concert. Sun 3/9, 3:30 PM, FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn. 708-788-2118.

RALPH'S WORLD Free in-store children's performance. Sat 3/8, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

SHU SHUBAT, JELLYEYE DRUM THEATER, KEVIN O'DONNELL & THE NATIONAL QUARTET Sat 3/8, 9 PM, and Sun 3/9, 8 PM (3/9 18 & over), 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.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Mon 3/10, Williamwood Pipe Band. Wed 3/12, Mather High School Orchestra. Thu 3/13, Daniel Wright High School Show Choir. 312-346-3278.

Fairs & Festivals

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 17TH ANNUAL SAINT PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Sat 3/15, 1 PM, Dyed in the Wool, Whiskey Hollow; 3 PM, Shannon Rovers; 3:30 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute), Sprigs, Anam Mor; 4:30 PM, Mullane; 5:30 PM, Rince Na Cara; 6 PM, Tim O'Shea & Gerard Culhane; 6:30 PM, Paddy Go Easy, Another Pint, Trinity; 7:30 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 8:30 PM, Shapeshifters; 9 PM, Burren Ceili Band, Rockin' Fender Skirts. 773-282-7035.

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