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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

BEANS, BOBBY CONN, JOHN HERNDON, BEN STOKES perform at the digital-arts showcase Version>03: Technotopia vs. Technopocalypse. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

BIG WU 18 & over. Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FRANK BLACK Free in-store performance. Sat 3/29, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

BODENSTANDIG 2000, 8-BIT CONSTRUCTION SET, GAY NERDS, VOLTAGE, POTIONS at the 2003 Beige Cassette Jockey World Championship and Version>03 closing party. Sat

3/29, Camp Gay, 2001 N. Point.

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DEF LEPPARD Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

DELLS, EMOTIONS, BLOODSTONE, ENCHANTMENT Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

DONNA THE BUFFALO 18 & over. Fri 3/28, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GUSTER, BLUE MERLE All-ages. Sat 3/29, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

HARRIJ DE WAIJ BAND, ECHOSEND Wed 3/26, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MURPHY'S LAW, DISCIPLINE All-ages. Fri 3/21, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performances. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Sun 3/30, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JOE JACKSON BAND, MARY LEE'S CORVETTE Sold out. Sun 3/30, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JAHEIM, K-CI & JOJO Sun 3/30, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOHNNY L. Free in-store performance. Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

LIFEHOUSE, SR-71 All-ages. Wed 3/26, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LIVE FROM MARS Benefit for Poetry Center's "Hands on Stanzas" programs with Krystal Ashe, John Collins, Kent Foreman, Gui with Brian Peterson, Al Rose, Marvin Tate, and other poets and musicians. Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Mars Gallery, 1139 W. Fulton. 312-899-1229.

LORD OF THE YUM YUM, TV SHERIFF, OVT VISUALS, EVOLUTION CONTROL COMMITTEE perform at the digital-arts showcase Version>03: Technotopia vs. Technopocalypse. Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MALO, TIERRA, TOGETHER, GABRIEL IGLESIAS Sat 3/29, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

M. MERCER, WARMDESK perform at a release party for their new albums and for Polvo magazine. Sat 3/22, 3-7 PM, Weekend Records & Soap, 1919 W. Division. 773-342-5761.

RHETT MILLER Free in-store performance. Tue 3/25, noon, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

MILLY'S ORCHID SHOW with David Cale & Jonathan Kreisberg, Abra Moore, Peter Dennis (reading A.A. Milne), belly dancers Read My Hips, tap dancer Maxanova, Wild Hare & James Kolstad, Milly May Smithy & the Sequins, Coal Diggers, and others. Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

NEON HUNK, EXTREME ANIMALS perform with Forcefield members P. Lobe & Gorgon Radeo, Barkley's Barnyard Critters, Paper Rad, and Dearraindrop at the digital-arts showcase Version>03: Technotopia vs. Technopocalypse. Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

NEW INVADERS, BOB WEST, JESSICA DAVIS, CHICAGO ROSE, JOHN TRUNCALI, PAUL BARILE perform "Back to the 60s and 70s." Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 847-458-5551.

TUSK, NO ROOM IN HELL perform at the Movieside Film Festival. Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln. 773-856-5220.

PAPA ROACH, NONPOINT, REACH 454, DIE TRYING All-ages. Sat 3/29, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

POLKAHOLICS Free concert. Fri 3/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVE SHWATAL Free in-store performance. Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MIKE SMITH, GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS, MARK LINDSAY Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SUPER 8 CUM SHOT, DR. KILLBOT perform at the Movieside Film Festival. Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln. 773-856-5220.

MARYMONICA THOMAS performs "Sepia Tones: The Music of Dorothy Dandridge"; pre-performance supper at 6:15. Wed 3/26, 8 PM, the Club, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3333.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Mon 3/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GEORGE WINSTON Sold out. Sat 3/22, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TOM WOPAT Fri 3/21, 8 PM, and Sat 3/22, 4 and 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

YANNI Fri 3/28, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 3/21 and Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Black Dice (3/21 sold out). Sun 3/23, 9 PM, Warlocks, Lab Partner (18 & over). Tue 3/25, 9 PM, Rhett Miller, Nora O'Connor (sold out). Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Gourds, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Prick, Salvo Beta, Project.44. Sun 3/30, 9 PM, Spoon (sold out). 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 3/25, DJ Speed. 815-356-6000.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/21, Jack Straw. Wed 3/26, open mike with Don Maloney. Fri 3/28, Pat McCurdy. Sat 3/29, Michael McDermott, Dayna Malow. 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 3/21, Slobberbone, Amateur Love, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. Sat 3/22, Bystander, Sound Mob, Gelflings, Walking Man. Sun 3/23, Unwed Sailor, Singing Mechanic. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 3/25, Woodrows, Letterpress Opry. Wed 3/26, 8:30 PM, Busy Kids, Forgotten Four, Cursed at Birth (at a benefit for the documentary film The King, the Lawyers, and the Cheese). Thu 3/27, Danger Adventure, Avocet, Ofays. Fri 3/28, Paybacks, Dishes, Rioteers. Sat 3/29, Gogol Bordello, Palomar. Sun 3/30, Sonny Vincent, Spits. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/21, 55. Sun 3/23, Atomic Crash, Thomas Comerford, Brendan Massei. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Sadar, DJ Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Wed 3/26, 8 PM, Johnny Rev, Ratbag Hero, Parr-5. Fri 3/28, Gold So Red. Sat 3/29, Cosmic Haze, Killie McGee. Sun 3/30, 8 PM, Open Jamz with Ziggy 2000 (no cover). 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 3/21, 9 and 11 PM, Daryl Nitz, Lucia Spina, Joan Curto, Matt Davis, George Howe. 773-435-0130.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room and cocktail lounge: Fridays, 7 PM, Joel Barry. Saturdays, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tue 3/25, 7:30 PM, Dave Green. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Mary Clare Barker. 773-435-0130.

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

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

BLACK ORCHID 230 W. North: Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Steve Kimock Band. 312-944-6200.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 3/30, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/21, Om Trio, Buddha's Belly (18 & over). Sat 3/22, Sour Deluxe, Light FM, Analog Radio. Sun 3/23, Stage Fright: Oscar Party with Ness, Cells, Hushdrops, Webb Brothers, Local H, Caviar, the Girls, Bicycle Tricycle. Wednesdays, Glen Coe, DJ Ken L. Worth spin punk, funk, disco, electroclash, and Britpop. Fri 3/28, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Raq, Future Rock (18 & over). Sat 3/29, Bizarbies, Impossible Recording Machine, Chris Holmes, Chris Randall (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/21, P-1, Mad Lab. Sat 3/22, Recipe, Speargrass. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 3/27, Olospo. Fri 3/28, Electric Magi. Sat 3/29, Major's Junction. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 3/21, 7 PM, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sundays, 3 PM, open mike. Fri 3/28, 7 PM, Paul McKinney. 847-550-1127.

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

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 3/28, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0384.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/22, Tumbleweed. Fri 3/28, Casey McDonough. Sat 3/29, L.U.V. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/21, Torturing Elvis. Sat 3/22, Randy Rich & the Poor Boys. Fri 3/28, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 3/29, Gin Palace Jesters. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Big Buildings, John Greenfield, Bleary. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Thu 3/27, 8:30 PM, Kaspar Hauser, Reagan National Crash Diet. 708-499-4140.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thu 3/27, 7:30 PM, Stewed Tomatoes, Sweet Accord, Joan Jett-Blakk, Cheryl Trykv perform as part of the Big Goddess Pow Wow 11. Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, Ellen Rosner, Honey West, Lisa Alvarado & RoiAnn Phillips, Donna Rose perform as part of the Big Goddess Pow Wow 11. Sat 3/29, 7:30 PM, Patty Elvis, Duriel E. Harris, Bev Spangler & Lisa Samra, Jessica Halem perform as part of the Big Goddess Pow Wow 11. 773-871-7610.

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. Fourth 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.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/21, Family Groove Company. Sat 3/22, Pat McCurdy. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 3/28, Al Weber. Sat 3/29, Running Still. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 3/22, Exceptions. Sat 3/29, Moods. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/21, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Waste, Disonic, Lucius Warbaby, Blue Nova, Bizarro. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 3/28, 9:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 3/29, 9:30 PM, Dry County, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Corduroy, Karma Tease, Conine, Schmitt. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/21, Shaffer Street. Sat 3/22, X-Side. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/28, Evenflow. Sat 3/29, Slip Mickey. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh. Sat 3/22, 8 PM, KMC & Company; 10:30 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals with Tricia Grennan, Liz Paxinos, Caryn Caffarelli, Eric Whitman, and Caron Buinis. Sun 3/23, 5 PM, Paula Bernadel; 7 PM, Jennifer Chada. Mon 3/24, Sharon Carlson. Wed 3/26, 8:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Foiled Again (Joni Mitchell tribute). Sat 3/29, 8 PM, KMC & Company; 10:30 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals with Gail Becker, Patty Morabito, MaryMonica Thomas, and Joan Curto. Sun 3/30, 5 PM, Paula Bernadel. 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 3/23, DJ Odie. Mon 3/24, DJ Sonja spins punk. Tue 3/25, Horizontal Action DJs spin. Wed 3/26, Joe Camarillo spins country and western. Thu 3/27, Chuck Wren spins ska and reggae. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/21, 10 PM, Idlewild (see Spot Check), French Kicks. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Clem Snide, Cub Country, Jimmy's Comet. Tue 3/25, 9 PM, Meqqa, Chinese Downhill, Portrait, Flatline (no cover). Thu 3/27, 9 PM, Thunderwing, Drunk Horse, Last Vegas, Nate Denver's Neck. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Frank Black & the Catholics, David Lovering. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/21, Insomnia. Sat 3/22, Only Sons. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/28, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 3/29, Modern Day Romeo. 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 3/21, Euforeum, Dye the Sky, Frantic Appetite, Paul Allodi. Sat 3/22, Jane Doe. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Evidence (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 3/28, Underwater People, Jory Lyle. Sat 3/29, Rubber. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/22, Wombat Carnival. Sat 3/29, Hungries. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 3/21, 10 PM, Pala, Wonderlust, Drunken Monkeys. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Huxter, Over Easy, Mad Hops. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 3/25, Welcome to Ashley. Thu 3/27, 8:45 PM, Vacation Bible School, Rosedales, the Girls, Mimsies, Sweater. Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Ode, Super Mercado & the Electric Torpedos, Pimps. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 3/21, 9 PM, the Suntanama (see Spot Check), Central Falls (see Spot Check), Mark Shippy, Pages. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Sole (see Critic's Choice), Grand Buffet, Speechwerks. Sun 3/23, 9:30 PM, Seluah, Project Perfect, Halon, Kjehl Johansen. Mon 3/24, 9:30 PM, Think

Machine, Cock ESP, Panicsville, Vertonen, Noiseman433. Tue 3/25, 9:30 PM, Braves, Alphabet. Thu 3/27, 9 PM, Kanda, A-Set, Phoebe Quest, Boyracer (see Spot Check). Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Bellrays, D4, Electric Six. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Pulseprogramming, Beans, A Grape Dope, DJ Kenny, Birdy Num Num. Sun 3/30, 9 PM, Le Syndicat Electronique, It & My Computer, Porn.Darstellar, Raison Future, Rollinka, Ottomas Adventure. 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 3/21, Dub Dis. Sat 3/22 and Wed 3/26, Rasta Kelly. Sun 3/23, Indika. Fri 3/28, Flex Crew. 773-348-3998.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays, Rick Hype. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 3/21, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 3/22, Chaser. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 3/27, Mighty Joe. Sat 3/29, Video Stars. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/28, Day Tripper. Sat 3/29, Operation. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Wandering Endorphin. 630-922-9821.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/21, 7 PM, Engine Down, Haymarket Riot, Check Engine, Her Flyaway Manner. Sat 3/22, 6 PM, Eyeliners, Glasseater (see Spot Check), Methadones (see Spot Check), Manda & the Marbles (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Los Perros, Carbonas, Waxon 7. Sun 3/23, 6 PM, Atom & His Package (see Spot Check), Sole (see Critic's Choice), Brazil, Grand Buffet. Tue 3/25, 6 PM, Full-Blown Chaos, Dead Wrong, Insult to Injury. Wed 3/26, 6 PM, Attention!, Lovelite Shines, Roy G. Biv; 10 PM, Ponys, Thermals, English Softhearts. Thu 3/27, 7 PM, Elliott, Matt Pond PA, Army of Me. Fri 3/28, 7 PM, Watchers, We Ragazzi, Xiu Xiu, Taking Pictures. Sat 3/29, 5 PM, Swingin' Utters, One Man Army, Pistol Whip; 10 PM, Scene Creamers, Nerves, Boas. Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Stereo, Belles, Division; 8 PM, Pinback, Herc., Pilot to Gunner. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/21, 9:30 PM, Beausoleil. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Tue 3/25, 9 PM, Sidewinders, Jake Head. Wed 3/26, 9 PM, Saps, Outlaw Family Band. Thu 3/27, 9 PM, Groove Hogs. Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Riptones. 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 3/21, Dinner With Strangers. Sat 3/22, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Wed 3/26, open mike hosted by the Shards (no cover). Sat 3/29, Hillbilly Winos. 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 3/28, 9:30 PM, Kimi Hayes Band. 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 3/26, Cathy Braaten, Jen Dainton. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/21, Dorian Taj, Randall Pike. Sat 3/22, Gravetones. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 3/22, 9 PM, John Vinopal. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Dayna Lane & Friends. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 3/21, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 3/22, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 3/23, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 3/24, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 3/25, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 3/26, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 3/27, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 3/29, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 3/30, 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 3/21 and Tue 3/25 through Fri 3/28, 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 3/22 and Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 3/23, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mon 3/24, 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Sun 3/30, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N Damen: Fri 3/28, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/21, 10 PM, Clip. 630-833-3534.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Gypsi Fari. 773-549-9624.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 312-915-0071.

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 847-724-1390.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/21, Clumsy Lovers, Chris Gilmartin. Sat 3/22, Gingersol, Yellowhammers, Fetch. Fri 3/28, 9 PM, Tweed. Sat 3/29, Farm Crew, Shadow, Dynamic Vibration. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Wed 3/26, 9 PM, Twang Bang performs at U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/21, 10 PM, Matt Russell. Mon 3/24, Lori Amey. Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Michael Kelsey. 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 3/21, 10 PM, Brando, Caribbean, Satellite 66. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Birddog (see Spot Check), Jeff London, Davey Wrathgaber; 12:30 AM, Stoned Soul Picnic, DJ MR. Sun 3/23, 7:30 PM, Abra Moore. Mon 3/24, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach, Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 3/26, Leslie Nuss. Thu 3/27, 9:30 PM, Bobby Bare Jr., Reverend Vince. Fri 3/28, Bee & Flower. Sat 3/29, 9:30 PM, Eleni Mandell, Can-Ky-Ree; 12:30 AM, DJ Dreamburg. Sun 3/30, 9 PM, Pegasus, Mandarin, Lo-Fi Chorus. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 3/21, Terata, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Sat 3/22, Friday Eve, Lightning & Thunder (Neil Diamond tribute). Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Fri 3/28, Scottish McMillan, Tom Chase Band, Chris Long. Sat 3/29, Quinn's Uncles, Enamur, Blind Rhino. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Sol Azul (benefit for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs). Tue 3/25, 9 PM, Farm Crew, Dynamic Vibration (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/21, 9 PM, KC & the Sunshine Band, DJ Toby. Sun 3/23, 6:15 PM, Movielife, Onelinedrawing, A Static Lullaby, Vendetta Red (all-ages). Tue 3/25, 7 PM, CKY, Atreyu, Escape From Earth (all-ages). Wed 3/26, 9 PM, Gilberto Santa Rosa. Thu 3/27, 6:30 PM, Jump Little Children, Red Wanting Blue, Carbon Leaf (all-ages). Fri 3/28, 9 PM, George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars (18 & over). Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Buju Banton (18 & over). Sun 3/30, 6:30 PM, Ataris, Juliana Theory, Further Seems Forever, Damone (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, the Zone. Wed 3/26 and Thu 3/27, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 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. Fri 3/21, Avain Hightower. Sat 3/22, the Business. Sun 3/23, Ava Sain. Wed 3/26, Mike Dunn, Felony Davis, Twista, Malik Yusef, Strong, 3PC, Carl Thomas, Cap One, Carona, Big Nastee, Mikkey, Legit Ballaz, Qualo, Chae, Redd, Crucial Conflict and others (E2 benefit and memorial concert). Fri 3/28, Jamaica. Sun 3/30, Typhanie Monique. 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 3/21, Arra. Sat 3/22, Then Again. Fri 3/28, John Eddie. Sat 3/29, Underwater People. 312-337-3486.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/22, Riviera. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 8 PM, 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, DJ Slowe spins 80s synthwave, alternative, gothic, and industrial dance. 773-477-6513.

THE LOFT 303 E. Kensington, Mount Prospect: Sat 3/22, 9 PM, Core. 847-670-0330.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/21, 10 PM, Hentchmen, Peelers, Fags, Reagan National Crash Diet. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Temple of Low Men, Ghettobillies. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Pete Special, Brother Brother. Tue 3/25, 8 PM, Local Vocal Brew hosted by Wendy Morgan. Wed 3/26, 10 PM, Kick the Cat. Thu 3/27, 9 PM, Luster, Into the Green. Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Kill Allen Wrench, Torg, Lazy American Workers. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Outer Drive, Stripped for Parts, Convulsions. 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 3/21, 10 PM, Youngblood Brass Band (see Spot Check), Drums & Tuba. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Tony Levin Band. Tue 3/25, 8 PM, Robbie Fulks, Heatersons, Shellac, Liz Carroll & Jim DeWan, Buddy Miller. Wed 3/26, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 3/27, 9 PM, Jeffrey Gaines, Dan Darrah. Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Family Style, Corn Fed. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Roger Clyne. 773-404-9494.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/21, 9 PM, Helen Stellar, Morris Minors, Life at Sea, Spindle (18 & over). Sat 3/22, 9 PM, Particle (18 & over). Sun 3/23, 6:30 PM, Emily Shrine, Knockout, Divide by Zero, Tomsawyer (all-ages). Mon 3/24, 7 PM, Fire Theft, Jealous Sound (all-ages). Wed 3/26, 6:30 PM, Biohazard, Most Precious Blood, Sworn Enemy, E Town Concrete (all-ages). Thu 3/27, 11:30 PM, Plaid, Prefuse 73 (see Critic's Choice), Warp DJs (18 & over). Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, 9 PM, the Sea & Cake (3/28 with 90 Day Men, Lonesome Organist; 3/29 with Joan of Arc, Aluminum Group; 18 & over). Sun 3/30, 6:30 PM, Rocket from the Crypt, Sahara Hotnights, Ikara Colt, Washdown (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 3/29, 9:30 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/22, Third Rail. Sat 3/29, Red Eye Express. 847-362-6688.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 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: Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Joe Dex. Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. 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. Sat 3/22, Group du Jour (no cover). 847-259-9724.

MUSE CAFE 3422 Ridge, Lansing: Sun 3/23, 8 PM, Ellis. 708-895-3072.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/22, Black Hole, Foamula, Pal. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Tue 3/25, live karaoke. Wed 3/26, "Folk You!" with Antje, Michael Heaton, John Kamys, and Larry O. Dean. Thu 3/27, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks, Delafields, Brian Vander Ark, Larry O. Dean, Siderunners, Michael McDermott, Bobby Broom, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Jupiter in "Werewolves of Evanston" ( Warren Zevon tribute). Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Ike Reilly, Pages, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Dylan Rice, Delafields, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift, Larry O. Dean, Super 8 Cum Shot in "Werewolves of Evanston" (Warren Zevon tribute). Sat 3/29, 9 PM, David Olney, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. 847-869-0450.

NEW DATING GAME 8924 S. Stony Island: Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin neo-soul, deep house, and old school at an open mike for poetry and spoken word. 773-374-8883.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Among the Living (Anthrax tribute), Dropmouth. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/21, 9 PM, Phil Circle. Sat 3/22, 9 PM, Coma Savants. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Robert Blake. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 3/21, Alabama Thunderpussy, Last Vegas, RPG, Bible of the Devil. Sat 3/22, Anatomic, Volume Control, Murmur. Sundays, Pleasure Trip with Leddie Garcia, DJ Form, Rick Garcia, Mark Fullaflava. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 3/26, Mistress Rhymes, Big Sunny, B-Roc. Fri 3/28, Wanamaker, Drive, Mimsies, Mojica. Sat 3/29, Swingin' Utters, GC5, One Man Army, Callaghan. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 3/21, 9:30 PM, Mindsight 20/20, 11th Hour Reprieve, Finneus, Officer 27. Sat 3/22, 7 PM, From Zero, Head On, Neotribe, Scumgrief (all-ages). Sun 3/23, 5 PM, New Blood, Immortality, Ten Minute Vision, SWS, Absolute Zero (all-ages). Mon 3/24, 7 PM, Oleander, Kevin Martin & the Hiwatts. Fri 3/28, 9:45 PM, Harmony Riley, Skywind. Sat 3/29, 5 PM, Highspeedirt (Megadeth tribute), Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute), Aenima (Tool tribute), No Remorse (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Espuma, Inflicted, On a Dime, Figure H8. Sun 3/30, 5 PM, Ditchwater, Drill 187, Skywind, Twisting Roses, Vertical Method (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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. Tue 3/25, Papa Roach, Nonpoint, Reach 454 (18 & over). 815-758-2715.

PADDY MAC'S 4157 N. Pulaski: Bar and grill with music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Linus Whip Band (no cover). 773-279-9300.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/21, Broken Radio. Sat 3/22, Buzzards. Sun 3/23, Astropop. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Fri 3/28, Saddest Member of Your Family. Sat 3/29, Banana Sac. Sun 3/30, 9 PM, Cocktail Preachers, Knuckle Dragger, Destination Earth. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 3/21, Sat 3/22, and Fri 3/28, live karaoke. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Lama. Thu 3/27, Denty Westlake Trio. Sat 3/29, Wendy DeBias, Spidale Bauer Sour Hour, Ross. 773-252-7767.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 3/21, 9 PM, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio, Explanation, Narrator. Sat 3/22, 8 PM, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Hair Police, Monotract, Burning Star Core, What Now My Love. Sun 3/23, 8 PM, Hearse. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Tue 3/25, 8 PM, Shakedowns, Kickouts, Differents. Wed 3/26, 8 PM, Mark. Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Leroy Fix, Omegamen, Roman Meal. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Dead Electric, Migraines, Gidgets Ga Ga. Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Thing 3, Fonzarellies. Sun 3/30, 8 PM, Pirx the Pilot, Tomsawyer. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/22, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Sat 3/29, Patty Elvis. 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: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Sat 3/22, 7 PM, Triple Blak hosts spoken word; 10:30 PM, Holy Goat Ensemble, Ripley Caine. Tue 3/25, 9 PM, open floor "Tap Jam." Thu 3/27, 10 PM, Battire. 312-492-6100.

RILEY'S ROCKHOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Fri 3/28, 6 PM, Shadows Fall, Shai Hulud, Unearth, Cephalic Carnage. 630-896-1031.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/21, 8 and 11 PM, Kid Koala, DJ P-Love, DJ Jester (early show 18 & over). Sat 3/22, 7 PM, Mary Timony, Panda Panda (18 & over); 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, the Boggs, Bosco & Jorge. Sun 3/23, 9 PM, Songs: Ohia (see Post No Bills), Impossible Shapes, Static Films (18 & over). Mon 3/24, 7 PM, Webb Brothers, Read Letter (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Vinyl, JT & the Clouds. Tue 3/25, 8 PM, Catie Curtis, Deb Talan. Wed 3/26, 9 PM, Hackensaw Boys, Devil in a Woodpile, Petty Booka. Thu 3/27, 9 PM, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Sun, Lonesome Tumblers. Fri 3/28, 7 PM, Mark Eitzel, L'A; 10 PM, Brian Jonestown Massacre, LaGuardia, Long Division. Sat 3/29, 7 PM, Rockwell Church, Mr. Biggins (18 & over); 10 PM, King Missile III, Bradford Reed & His Amazing Pencilina, Detholz. Sun 3/30, 8 PM, Kings of Leon. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sat 3/22, Matthew Martin, J Moody, Shift, M50. 773-549-4444.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 3/21, 9:30 PM, Vultures Are Lovebirds, Fonograf. 630-790-6100.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 3/21, 9 PM, Pita (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/21, Agent 86. Thu 3/27, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/22 and Sat 3/29, Q Blue. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. 773-772-6656.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. 773-805-9036.

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, DJ Trew spins 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, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, Shack O' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, showcase with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/21, 9 PM, Family of Souls with Natty Nation. Sat 3/22, 9 PM, Bumpus, Abstract Giants. Thu 3/27, 9 PM, House of Twang, Marqseven, Ugochi, Khari B. Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Organic Mind Unit, Rusty Chains, Matlock Altruisms. Sat 3/29, Earatik Statik, DJ Rude One, Diverse, Monkey Wrench Factory with Tyisreal. 773-278-6600.

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

TRIPLE D'S 1902 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/28, Flutter, Mystechs, Johnny Love, DJ Trancid. 773-871-6239.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/28, Dog Fashion Disco. Sat 3/29, Broken Finger. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Peter Salett, Brandy Johnson, Stephanie Dosen. Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Tony Piscotti, Annie Capps, Jere Stormer. Sun 3/23, 7 PM, Lori Arney, Robert Rial, Leina-ala & Lani. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 3/26, 7 PM, Phyllis Marconi, Wandering Endorphin, John Hasbrouck (C.H.A.T. music showcase). Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Third Wheel, Philip DeStefano, Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch, Jon Allmett. Fri 3/28, 7 PM, Kicking Out Priscilla, Travis Dow, Robert Blake. Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Stephanie Morris, Karl Miles. Sun 3/30, 7 PM, Amy Speace, Bruises, Abe Quigley (no cover). 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. 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.

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 3/21, Peter Cunningham & the Shades. Sat 3/22 and Sat 3/29, open stage. Fri 3/28, Jack Salamander Band. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/21 and Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Mr. Opporknockity. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/21, Indika. Sat 3/22, Gizzae, Lazo. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 3/27, Zeleke. Fri 3/28, Dub Dis. Sat 3/29, Melaku, Carl Brown. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/21, Lovehammers, Emitter. Sat 3/22, Miles of Empty, Arbo, Dreaming Tree. Sundays, 8 PM, Entrinzic. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Wed 3/26, Zamandoque, Uno de Mas. Thu 3/27, Fear & Trembling, Illusions of Abbey. Fri 3/28, Wes Hollywood Show, Smushies, Instant Camera, Suggestions. Sat 3/29, One-Eyed Show, Full Size Jimmy, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge. 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). Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons (3/24 with Caswell James). Tue 3/25, DJ Silver. Wed 3/26, DJ Risky Bizness, DJ Heather. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. Fri 3/28, DJ PCS, Jevon Jackson. Sat 3/29, Mel Hammond, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house, R&B, & hip-hop. Sun 3/30, DJ PCS. 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 3/26, Phantom 45 and Bass by the Pound DJs. 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.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, acid jazz & more. Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Architektur. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, Andre Shakom. 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old school house & reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins high energy house & hip-hop. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum & bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Fridays, Mike Kandle. Sat 3/22, Chris Gin (no cover). Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 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.

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.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 3/24, DJ Warp, Chris Widman, Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: 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 3/22, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Craig Alexander, DJ Hiroki. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Water with Kennedy Octane and others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. Sat 3/29, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Lady D, 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.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wild Child, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (Mental Graffiti spoken word open mike 7:30-10 PM). Tuesdays, Vince Adams, Pharris Thomas, Phat Mike, John Styles. Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. 312-666-1695.

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.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Fri 3/21, 8 PM, DJ Tucci, Kenny Dread, Carla Washington spin trance, tribal, and house at an Equinox gathering. 773-250-3564.

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

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

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin house. 773-271-4711.

ICE BAR 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos, Agent 47, DJ Marcel. 312-440-8841.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Leonard "Remix" Rroy, Sean Smith, DJ V-Rod, Leonard Part Sixx. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin high-energy dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJ Frique, DJ AM/PM. Thursdays, DJ Flipside, Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. Saturdays, Brian G., Brenda D., Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

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

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: 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 3/25, Lawrence Vince, Cedric. Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Bear Who?, DJ Majid. 312-828-9000.

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, (F)unktion 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 3/29, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Burak spins Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin, Euro, and Persian dance music. 773-381-7171.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sat 3/29, Mike Dearborn, Duplex100, Ptoile. 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. Last Wednesday of every month, Peven Everett. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/21, J-Dub, Hrme. Sat 3/22, Miles Maeda, Brian Walls, DJ_S. Sundays, DJ Erin, DJ Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Fourth Wednesday of every month, Mike Cook spins rap, rockabilly, 80s metal, and classic rock. Thu 3/27, Andrew Weatherall (see Critic's Choice), 8-Bit Construction Set, Bitch Ass Darius, Paul B. Davis. Fri 3/28, Kenny Hawkes, Jack Trash. Sat 3/29, Heather, Brenda D. 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, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, 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.

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: Wed 3/26, Jori Hulkkonen, Tobias. 312-223-9232.

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 synthwave, 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 3/22, Adam Beyer, Tim Xavier, Submerge 101. Mondays, DJ Structure, DJ Theory. Sat 3/29, Donald Glaude, Steve Porter, Woody McBride, Brad Owen. 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 3/21, Lance Desardi. Sat 3/22, Andre Harris, PNS. Fri 3/28, Johnny Fiasco, Dizzy. Sat 3/29, Green Velvet. 312-787-0400.

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

Folk & Country

Concerts

DONNA ADLER Free concert. Wed 3/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOE BLACK & TIM SPARKS Sun 3/30, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CANTRELLS Sat 3/22, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

J.D. CROWE & THE NEW SOUTH Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

JOHN DILLON performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Sun 3/23, 4 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

TOM HENRY Free in-store performance. Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

KITKO Free in-store performance. Fri 3/21, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

BILLY LEATHAM performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Sun 3/30, 4 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

ELIZABETH NESTLE Free in-store performances. Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

REILLY & MALONEY Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-255-5380.

SINISTER LUCK ENSEMBLE, GLENN KOTCHE, ORSO, TOWN & COUNTRY Sat 3/29, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Sun 3/30, 2:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

BROOKS WILLIAMS Sat 3/22, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. Mon 3/24, 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 3/21, 9:30 PM, Week Back. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Joe McShane. Fri 3/28, 9:30 PM, and Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Billy Leatham. 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. Sat 3/22, 9 PM, Baal Tinne. 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.

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. Sun 3/23, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Chico. 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 3/21 and Fri 3/28, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/21, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. Sat 3/22, Dalriada. Fri 3/28, Pat Woods. Sat 3/29, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W. 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/22, Rick Pickren. Sat 3/29, Joni Laurence. 630-393-1247.

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

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-724-1390.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

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

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

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

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Fri 3/28, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 3/24, 9 PM, Laurence Nugent with John Craven & Frank Burke (no cover). Tue 3/25, 8 PM, Robbie Fulks, Heatersons, Shellac, Liz Carroll & Jim DeWan, Buddy Miller. 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Irish session. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Don Conoscenti. 847-869-0450.

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

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 3/21, open mike. Fri 3/28, Mike Arganoff. 630-969-9720.

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

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

MIKE AVERY, OPAL STAPLES, BEN WILSON, COLBY BESERRA perform "Gospel Music: The Story of Song;" free admission. Sat 3/29, 2 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

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

MARK JOURDAN Sat 3/22, 8 PM, American Indian Center, 1630 W. Wilson. 773-907-4665.

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. Sat 3/22, Rhythm Rockets. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/21 and Sat 3/22, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/25, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/21 and Sat 3/22, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sun 3/23 and Fri 3/28 through Sun 3/30, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 3/25, Vino Louden Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Thu 3/27, Johnny B. Moore Band. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/21, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted with Carl Weathersby. Sat 3/22, Howard Scott & the World Band with Miss Jessie. Sun 3/23, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 3/24, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/25, Linsey Alexander. Wed 3/26, Pistol Pete. Thu 3/27, Biscuit & the Mix. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 3/30, Bel Airs. 773-528-1012.

BOB & LOIS'S PLACE 745 E. 75th: Sundays, 9 PM, Danny Reed & the DR Express Band. 773-488-1355.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 3/23, noon, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 3/21, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9 PM, Honeyboy Edwards, Joel Paterson. Sat 3/22, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Roomful of Blues, Carlos Johnson. Sun 3/23, Byther Smith. Mon 3/24, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 3/25, Jimmy Johnson. Wed 3/26, Phil Guy. Thu 3/27, Bryan Lee. Fri 3/28, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Nora Jean. Sat 3/29, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Sonny Rhodes, Carl Weathersby. Sun 3/30, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 3/21, Holmes Brothers. Sat 3/22, Tinsley Ellis. Fri 3/28, Larry Garner. Sat 3/29, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

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

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

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/21, Max Cady Band. Sat 3/22, Lake Effect. Tuesdays, open jam with Duke Rupert & the Koala Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Tastes Like Chicken. 630-922-9821.

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

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 3/28, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 3/21, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 3/22, Ken Saydak Trio. Sat 3/29, Strange Brew. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 3/22, 9 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King. 630-416-4898.

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

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

GIOVANNI'S 1131 E. Sibley, Dolton: Saturdays, 2 and 6 PM, Loretta Lee & Marilyn B. 708-388-6991.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/21, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 3/22, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Katherine Davis. 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 3/22, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 3/25, 8:30 PM, Frank Blinkal & Pistol Pete. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 3/29, 9:30 PM, Marty Sammon Band. 708-484-3610.

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

J.W. HOLLSTEIN'S SALOON 17358 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-429-7000.

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 3/21, No Mercy Band. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 3/25, Pete Special. Thu 3/27 through Sat 3/29, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-923-2000.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 3/21, Deborah Coleman, Charlie Love Band with Kid Dynamite. Sat 3/22, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 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 3/27, Shirley Johnson, Charlie Love Band. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, Eddy Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

MARTY'S BAR & GRILL 19931 S. Wolf, Mokena: Fri 3/21, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-478-0771.

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 3/21, 9 PM, Noonday Darkness. Sat 3/22, 9:30 PM, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/22, Rhythm City. Sat 3/29, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/21, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. Wed 3/26, Matthew Skoller Duo. Thu 3/27, Barrelhouse Chuck Duo. Fri 3/28, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 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 3/21, Glen Davis & the Blues Commission. Sat 3/22, Four Charms. Wed 3/26, John Devlin & Mary Dietel. Fri 3/28, Moods. Sat 3/29, Jay Stulo Band. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 3/27, ZZ Hill Jr. 773-276-9730.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Fri 3/21 and Sat 3/22, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

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 3/21, Pistol Pete. Sat 3/22, Eddie Shaw. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 3/26, Eddy Clearwater & Jimmy Johnson. Thu 3/27, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Fri 3/28, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Sat 3/29, Jimmy Burns. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, Pinetop Perkins (with Detroit Jr. after midnight on Saturday). 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 3/22, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Fri 3/28, Vance Kelly. 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

BERNARD ALCORN Free concert. Tue 3/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA with Orbert Davis, Eddie Johnson, and Frieda Lee in a tribute to Billy Strayhorn. Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-409-3947. Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

RYAN COHAN Free concert. Wed 3/26, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Tue 3/25, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

JACQUES COOK Free in-store performance. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Fri 3/21, 8 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

HAWLEY HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 3/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHUCK HEDGES SWINGTET Free concert. Mon 3/24, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

IN POTENTIA Tue 3/25, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

BONEY JAMES Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

BIRELI LAGRENE, ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN See Critic's Choice; early show sold out. Fri 3/21, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS Fri 3/28, 8 PM, and Sat 3/29, 11 AM and 1 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DAVID McKENZIE Free admission. Wed 3/26, 8:45 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

MIDPOINT JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 3/21, 6-9 PM, Edgewater Antique Mall, 6314 N. Broadway. 773-262-2525.

JOHN MOULDER Free concert. Fri 3/21, 5:30 PM, Swedenborg Library, 77 W. Washington, suite 1700. 312-346-7003.

ALAN PERLMAN, RUSTY JONES & BRIAN SANDSTROM Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Congregation Beth Or, 2075 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. 847-945-0477.

RICK SHANDLING TRIO Free concert. Tue 3/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ARAM SHELTON OCTET Free concert. Sun 3/23, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21st CENTURY REVIEW Sat 3/22, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/21, noon, Kim Cusack. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 3/22, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 3/26 and Thu 3/27, noon, Steve Sandner. Wednesdays, 5 PM, Franz Jackson Quartet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 3/28, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 3/29, 9:30 PM, Marlene Rosenberg. 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.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

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 3/21 and Sat 3/22, Detour. Sun 3/23, Mon 3/24, and Sun 3/30, Carmen Stokes. Tue 3/25 through Sat 3/29, Natalie Yokley. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Sat 3/22, Bob Perna & Persistence with Josie Falbo. Fri 3/28, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. Sat 3/29, 7:30 PM, John Mahady & Beckie Menzie perform at a "Frank and Sammy Crooner Dinner & Cabaret Show." 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/26, Jazz Vertigo. 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: Sat 3/22, 9 PM, Full Effect Trio. Sun 3/23, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 3/28, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sat 3/29, King Fleming Trio. Sun 3/30, 5 PM, Arlene Bardelle Duet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 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 with music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Craig Lanigon & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays and Mondays, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 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.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Sun 3/30, David Boykin Expanse. 773-489-6457.

DUNLAP'S 6513 W. 123rd, Palos Heights: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Vibrations. 708-388-5335.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 3/26, 8 PM, ICP Orchestra (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, John Butcher with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Glenn Kotche (see Critic's Choice). 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 3/23, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Sun 3/30, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 3/27, Mark Colby Duo. Fri 3/28, Bob Baglione Trio. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 3/21, 9:30 PM, J. Davis Trio, Home with Jacqueline Wilson. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 3/21, Rob Zettl Quartet with Vince Clark. Sat 3/22, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Wed 3/26, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. Thu 3/27, Alison Ruble & Dave Onderdonk. Fri 3/28, Petropoulos Organ Quartet with Chris Neal. Sat 3/29, Kristi Merideth Quartet. 773-262-5767.

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

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Nick Alvarez Quartet. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Southside Anthony's Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 3/25, 6 PM, Marshall Vente Trio (no cover). Wed 3/26, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Kelly Brand Trio. Sat 3/29, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Christian McBride Band. 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 9 PM, Jimijon Jazz Experience. 312-664-5496.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph. Fri 3/21, 9 PM, Kurt Elling with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Tom Garling Sextet. Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/23, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Kelly Brand Nextet, Don Tisch/Ian Torres Quintet; 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 3/28, 9 PM, and Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Astral Project. Sun 3/30, 2 PM, Bloom School of Jazz; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (Sarah Vaughan tribute). 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 3/22, 10 PM, Ami Saraiya & Radiant Darling. Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Kathyrn Gauthier. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Fred Anderson Quartet; 10:30 PM, Eddie Palmieri y La Perfecta II (see Critic's Choice). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Wed 3/26, 8 PM, AACM tribute to Ameen Muhammad (benefit concert; 18 & over). Thu 3/27, 8 PM, ICP Orchestra (see Critic's Choice). 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. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic & Paul Martin. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 3/23, Aram Shelton. Sun 3/30, Fred Lonberg-Holm with Jeb Bishop & Marc Untenauer. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Mondays, Detour & Divas. Tue 3/25, Michael Ross. Thu 3/27, Slave. 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 3/21 through Sun 3/23, David Sanchez Quartet. Mon 3/24, 8 and 10 PM, Zach Brock & the Coffee Achievers. Tue 3/25 through Sun 3/30, Houston Person Quartet. 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. Thursdays, Tim Tobias. 312-595-5299.

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/21, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 3/22, 9:30 PM, Elaine Dame 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 3/28, 9:30 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. Sat 3/29, Spider Saloff & Mark Sonksen. 773-348-7592.

LANDMARK INN 1352 Shermer, Northbrook: Sat 3/22, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-559-1919.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. Tue 3/25, 7:30 PM, Loam, John Kannenberg, Minor, Schoenecker & Mueller perform at "Rotten Tuesdays" with DJs Rotten Milk & Bosco (no cover). 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: Music at 10 PM. Mon 3/24, A View From the Side with Eric Koppa, Thaddus Franklin, Sean Parsons, Matt Ulery, and John Smillie. 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 3/26, 7 PM, Paul Abella & the New Breed. Fri 3/28, 9 PM, Paulinho Garcia. 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 3/23, Bradley Williams & Alison Ruble. Mon 3/24, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 3/25, Professor John. Wed 3/26, Kelly Brand. Thu 3/27, Dan Cray. Sun 3/30, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. 312-787-9596.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 3/30, 4-7 PM, East West Band. 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 3/21 and Sat 3/22, Ken Chaney Trio. Sundays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, Don Stiernberg Quartet. 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. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, 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 3/21, Dan Cray Trio, Yoko Noge. Sat 3/22, Neal Alger Trio. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Tuesdays, George McRae Trio. Wed 3/26, Steve Evans Quartet. Thu 3/27, Yoko Noge with John & Jimmy. Fri 3/28, Corky McClerkin Trio, Yoko Noge. Sat 3/29, Ken Chaney Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/22, Wallace Burton Trio, Blue Rubies. Tue 3/25, William Platt. Sat 3/29, Morphology Quartet, 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 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/21, Havana. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 3/25, Matt Ross & the Renegades, Robin Dean Quartet. Fri 3/28, Jazz Solution with Tunia. 773-276-9730.

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

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

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/21 and Sat 3/22, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Dee Alexander & Oscar Brown Jr. (see Critic's Choice). 773-342-0452.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Sat 3/29, 7 PM, David Boykin Trio. 312-491-1122.

SHEBEEN KING 6501 S. St. Lawrence: Fridays, 8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble perform at an open mike for poets and musicians. 312-263-1649.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 3/21, Bradley Williams & Stuart Miller. Sat 3/22, Bill Peterson & John Whitfield. Sun 3/23 and Sun 3/30, 11 AM, Bill Peterson. Fri 3/28, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 3/29, JoAnn Daugherty & Rich Fudoli. 312-787-9596.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Thursdays, 7 PM, Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9 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.

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 3/21, Damon Short Group. Sat 3/22, Jeff Marx Group with Harrison Bankhead. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 3/27, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, 8 Bold Souls. 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.

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-724-5100.

International

Concerts

CHAVA ALBERSTEIN Sat 3/29, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

ISSA BOULOS ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 3/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MONKS OF THE DREPUNG LOSELING MONASTERY perform "Sacred Music, Sacred Dance for World Healing." Sat 3/22, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

GENESIS PROJECT features a multimedia art exhibit, dance and spoken word, ethnic cuisine, and music by Hicham Chami, Yoel Ben Simhon, Nick Chbat, Simon Shaheen & Qantara, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band & others. Sun 3/30, noon-6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-929-0224.

INTI-ILLIMANI, NELSON SOSA Sat 3/22, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

IRSHAD KHAN & ANINDO CHATTERJEE See Critic's Choice; free admission. Thu 3/27, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LINGUA MUSICA Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-626-9385.

MARTIN NIEVERA, REGINE VELASQUEZ Sat 3/22, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

NOCHE FLAMENCA with the Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater. Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300. Sun 3/23, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ORQUESTA RUMBA Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0516.

ALLA PUGACHEVA, MAXIM GALKIN Sun 3/23, 7 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

TRIO VORONEZH Sun 3/23, 7 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

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: Sun 3/23, 8 PM, Acoustic Planet (18 & over). Fri 3/28, 8 and 11:30 PM, and Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Lila Downs, Viva Raiz (3/28 18 & over; 3/29 sold out). Sat 3/29, midnight, Orquesta Latira. 312-362-9707.

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. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Thursdays, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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

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

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

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Il-Kwa-Nori, Kaminari Daiko. 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

FRANK ABBINANTI, JULIA BENTLEY, CARRIE BIOLO, JEFF KOWALKOWSKI, CHRIS NEAL, AND ERIC ROTH piano, trombone, voice, percussion, and saxophone, in a free program of politically themed new music. Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Exhibit Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-774-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MEREDITH BARBER AND DANA BROWN soprano and piano (Debussy, Wolf, Brahms, Mozart, Gershwin). Sun 3/23, 4 PM, private residence, call for location. 773-442-4978.

JAMES BAUR, TOM FARRELL, AND GONZALO MOLANO guitars (Aguado, Albeniz, Bach, Brouwer, Mertz, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Takemitsu). Sun 3/23, 4 PM, Impact Art Studio and Gallery, 5239 N. Damen. 773-275-2777.

TANYA LESINSKY CAREY cello, with pianist Joan Huang in a free concert (Bernstein, Barber, Carter, Foss). Fri 3/21, 7 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

NAZZARENO CARUSI piano (Scriabin, Rachmaninoff). Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND Colin Holman, conductor (Graham, Swerts, Sparke, Roberts, and others). Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake, Glenview. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover conducts Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw. Wed 3/26 and Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414 or 312-902-1500.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/21, 1:30 PM, Sun 3/23, 3 PM, and Tue 3/25, 7:30 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin, in an all-Schubert program. Thu 3/27, 8 PM, Fri 3/28, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin, in an all-Dvorak program. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

INAH CHOI piano (D. Scarlatti, Debussy, Mozart, Chopin). Sun 3/23, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts public rehearsals; free admission. Sat 3/22 and Sat 3/29, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCERTANTE chamber ensemble (R. Strauss, Schoenberg, Dvorak). Sun 3/23, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY BAND in a free concert. Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND SCHOLA CANTORUM in a free concert. Sun 3/23, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

CUBE contemporary music ensemble (Cowell, Vali, Ranjbaran). Sat 3/22, 2 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 773-442-4978.

CUBE contemporary music ensemble (Gordon, Huydts, Misurell-Mitchell, Smooke, Sollberger, Saint-Marcoux, Morehead, Higdon, Start). Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

KELLY DANIELS French horn, in a free concert. Mon 3/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Karen Chien (MacDowell, Schumann, Tchaikovsky). Sun 3/23, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with violinist Krista Bennion Feeney (Vivaldi, Beethoven). Fri 3/28, 8:30 PM, Sat 3/29, 8 PM, and Sun 3/30, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/21, 12:10 PM, organist Tim Olsen. Fri 3/28, 12:10 PM, tenor Jeffrey Burish. 312-787-4570.

SIR JAMES GALWAY flute, with flutist Lady Jeanne Galway and pianist Phillip Moll in the annual Dominican Trustee Benefit Concert. Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 708-524-6299.

OSCAR GHIGLIA guitar, with violinist Blair Milton and cellist Katinka Kleijn (Giuliani, Gnattali, Schubert). Sun 3/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

JULIE GOLDBERG AND ANNIE PICARD guitar and voice. Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5750 or 773-244-5567.

JILL GREENMAN soprano, with pianist Ken Smith (Barber, Bowker). Sun 3/23, 2:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

JACK H#ANSEN, LYDIA SMUTNEY STERBA, DOREEN STERBA DE ZUR, TERRY TENNES, JOHN MILAN, EVELYN MALOUF BINZ, AND BETTE COULSON perform solo and duet piano music in a benefit for the Music Teachers National Association Foundation (Henselt, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy, and others). Sun 3/23, 3 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 773-878-7513.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor (Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky). Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

NINA KOTOVA cello (Bloch, Bruch). Sun 3/23, 2 PM, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 618 S. Michigan. 312-322-1769.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor, with percussionist Mitch Martin, bluegrass mandolinist Jeff Midkiff, and the Chicago Children's Choir (Beethoven, Britten, Gershwin, Stravinsky, Ellington, traditional, and others). Sun 3/30, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

LAKESIDE PRIDE BRASS CHOIR, CLARINET CHOIR, HORN ENSEMBLE, AND WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE (Handel and others). Sat 3/22, 7 PM, Broadway United Methodist Church, 3344 N. Broadway. 773-381-6693.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Britten, Arensky, Mendelssohn). Sun 3/30, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 3/21, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Patrizia Ciofi, tenor Jonas Kaufmann, and baritone Kim Josephson (Verdi, La traviata). Sat 3/22, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Veronica Villaroel, tenor Neil Shicoff, and baritone Dmitiri Hvorostovsky (Verdi, A Masked Ball). 312-332-2244.

MARIAN ANDERSON STRING QUARTET Fri 3/21, 11 AM, Chicago Chamber Music Society, 626 N. Michigan. 847-540-5708.

ERIE MILLS soprano, with pianist Jeffry Peterson in a free concert (Handel, Wolf, Debussy, Frazelle, Hoiby). See Critic's Choice. Wed 3/26, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY BRASS ENSEMBLE, CHAMBER STRINGS, WOODWIND ENSEMBLE, CHAMBER SINGERS, JAZZ COMBOS, AND HANDBELL CHOIR Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5750 or 773-244-5567.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHAMBER PLAYERS (Dvorak, d'Indy, Moszkowski). Fri 3/21, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

KATHLEEN OTTERSON AND JAMIE SCHMIDT mezzo-soprano and piano, in a free concert (Vivaldi, Schumann, Faure, Argento). Fri 3/21, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 773-244-5625.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts public rehearsals; free admission. Sat 3/22 and Sat 3/29, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS (Dohnanyi, Roussel, Mozart). Sun 3/30, 4:05 PM, Women's Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor, with Ballet Chicago (Bernstein, Gerber). Sun 3/23, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane, conductor, with narrator Henry Fogel (Copland, Smetana, Khachaturian, Sousa). Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

SIMON TRPCESKI piano. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bach, Mozart, Prokofiev, Debussy). Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Chiesa Nuova, 230 S. Laflin. 312-226-0983.

VERONA AREA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Fri 3/21, 11 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNERS in a free concert. Sun 3/23, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor (Copland, Bernstein). Sun 3/30, 3:30 PM, Hinsdale South High School, 75th and Clarendon Hills, Darien. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Sat 3/22, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

WHEATON COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE AND CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Bart Bradfield and James Paul Buonemani conduct a joint concert (Thompson, Persichetti, Dello Joio, Berkey, Buonemani). Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. Sat 3/29, 8 PM, St. John of the Cross Church, 5005 S. Wolf, Western Springs. 773-325-2000.

JENNIFER YEO piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Schubert, Ravel). Free admission. Wed 3/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

Fairs & Festivals

SPRING FESTIVAL features eastern European and Mediterranean music: Fri 3/21, 8 PM, Sat 3/22, 9 AM and 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/23, 9 AM, Balkanci, Izgrev, Kolorit, Alija Dalipovic, Ljupco Milenkovski, Siumni, Balkanske Igre & others. Festival also features music and dance workshops. 847-331-7842.

Miscellaneous

CHIC-A-GO-GO LIVE! with Ratso, Miss Mia, Farm Crew (all-ages). Sun 3/23, 4 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. 773-525-2508.

NAPERVILLE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Sat 3/22, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-961-5532.

RALPH'S WORLD Free in-store children's performance. Fri 3/28, 10 AM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

RALPH'S WORLD Sold out. Sun 3/23, 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 3/21, 4 PM, Owosso Marching Band. Thu 3/27, Mullane School of Irish Dance. Fri 3/28, Duchesne High School Concert Band. 312-346-3278.

WADENA DEeR CREek BAND & CHOIR Free concert. Thu 3/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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