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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

DEVENDRA BANHART Free in-store performance. Sat 4/5, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

BEANS, BOBBY CONN, JOHN HERNDON, BEN STOKES perform at the digital-arts showcase Version>03: Technotopia vs. Technopocalypse. See Critic's Choice about Beans; see Post No Bills about John Herndon. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

ANDREW BIRD, SHU SHUBAT, JELLYEYE DRUM THEATRE Sat 4/5, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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. www.post-data.org/cassette or www.versionfest.org.

MAGGIE BROWN, PAT SOUL perform at a spoken word festival. Mon 3/31, 7 PM, Bethel Cultural Arts Center, 1140 N. Lamon. 773-473-7893, ext. 191.

DAVE CHAPPELLE Thu 4/3, 8 PM, Congress Theatre, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

DENNIS DEYOUNG Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

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

EVERCLEAR, EXIES All-ages. Thu 4/3, 6:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BURGESS GARDNER ORCHESTRA Free concert. Fri 4/4, 7 PM, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 312-427-1676.

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

KIMI HAYES BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

PETER HIMMELMAN Children's concerts. Sun 4/6, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

KARI HOWARD & BOB MOREEN Pre-performance supper at 6:15. Wed 4/2, 8 PM, the Club, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3333.

ROBERT HUNTER All-ages. Wed 4/2 and Thu 4/3, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

IGUANAS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/5, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Sun 4/6, 6:30 PM, Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling. 847-718-7700.

ANNIE LENNOX Sold out. Tue 4/1, 8 PM, Shubert Theatre, 22 W. Monroe. 312-977-1701 or 312-902-1500.

LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS, DAME DARCY, NORA V. KEYES Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Butcher Shop, 1319 W. Lake. 773-771-7017.

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.

SHERRILL MINES & MARIA ZOUVES Sun 4/6, 4 PM, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

OPERA PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINERS REPERTOIRE ASSOCIATION performs French opera and cabaret songs. Fri 4/4 and Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

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.

TONY PISCOTTI, DAWN & ALLY Sat 4/5, 9 PM, Bighouse, second floor, 3036 N. Lincoln. 773-259-2223.

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

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

RUNAWAY WORDSMYTHS with Triple Blak, Avery R. Young, and others perform at a spoken word concert. Fri 4/4, 7 PM, Bethel Cultural Arts Center, 1140 N. Lamon. 773-473-7893, ext. 191.

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.

3 GIRLS 3 Wed 4/2, 7 PM, Crossroads Theater, 22 E. Chicago, Naperville. 630-428-4730.

A TRIBUTE TO THE RAT PACK with Steve Apple, Gary Corsello, and Lonnie Parlor. Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

VINES, THE MUSIC All-ages. Sun 4/6, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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 3/28, 10 PM, Gourds (see Critic's Choice), Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Prick, Salvo Beta, Project.44. Sun 3/30 and Mon 3/31, 9 PM, Spoon, Crooked Fingers (3/30 sold out). Thu 4/3, 9 PM, Strain Busy Sky (no cover). Fri 4/4, 10 PM, Bettie Serveert, Slumber Party, Man Planet. Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Kinski, Grimble Grumble, Cordy. 773-478-4408.

ALL IN ONE CAFE 2556 W. Fullerton: Sat 4/5, 7 PM, Destroy the Foundation, I Attack, Maggot Twat, Death Explode, Gozarian (no cover). 773-235-6663.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze. Saturdays, DJ Mpulse. 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. 815-356-6000.

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

BABY DOLL POLKA CLUB 6102 S. Central: Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Polkaholics (no cover). 773-582-9706.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/28, Pat McCurdy. Sat 3/29, Michael McDermott, Dayna Malow. Sat 4/5, Big Sky String Band, Evidence. 847-381-8585.

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

BEACON TAP 1374 Lee, Des Plaines: Sat 4/5, 9:30 PM, Dave Carlson (Elvis tribute). 847-296-2335.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 3/28, Paybacks, Dishes, Rioteers. Sat 3/29, Palomar (see Spot Check). Sun 3/30, Sonny Vincent, Spits, Baseball Furies. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/1, Gwen Hughes, Benita Hill, Rivka, Gayle Bisesi. Thu 4/3, Changes, Saturday Nights, Paper Airplane Pilots. Fri 4/4, Pala, Lisa G. & Montage. Sat 4/5, 10:30 PM, Rolling Clones. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/28, Gold So Red. Sat 3/29, Cosmic Haze, Killie McGee. Sun 3/30 and Wed 4/2, 8 PM, Open Jamz with Ziggy 2000 (no cover). Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Sadar, DJ Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Sun 4/6, 8 PM, Last Man Out, Johnny Rev, Last Annual, Punk Bitch. 773-384-0043.

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. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Ester Hana. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Thu 4/3, 7 PM, Mary Clare Barker. Fri 4/4, 7:30 PM, Daryl & George's Dinner Show. 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.

BLARNEY STONE 15400 Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-535-4800.

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

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/28, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Raq, Future Rock (18 & over). Sat 3/29, Bizarbies, Impossible Recording Machine, Chris Holmes, Chris Randall (18 & over). Wednesdays, Glen Coe, Ken L. Worth spin punk, funk, disco, electroclash, and Britpop. Thu 4/3, Easy Tiger, Gold Coast Refuse. Fri 4/4, Local H, Jucifer, Matics. Sat 4/5, 6 PM, Local H, Pelican, Bitchy (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Old No. 8, Read My Hips, Pie-Eyed Pete. Sun 4/6, Stage Fright: Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/28, Electric Magi. Sat 3/29, Major's Junction. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 4/3 and Fri 4/4, Global Funk Council. Sat 4/5, Brian Auger. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 3/28, 7 PM, Paul McKinney. Sundays, 3 PM, open mike. 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: Fri 3/28, 8:30 PM, Casey McDonough. Sat 3/29, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. Fri 4/4, 8:30 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 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 3/28, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 3/29, Gin Palace Jesters. Fri 4/4, Man From Fiery Hill. Sat 4/5, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/28, Big Buildings, John Greenfield, Bleary. Sat 3/29, Nobs, Paperbacks, Mudtoys. Fri 4/4, Goldstars, Deal With It. Sat 4/5, Shakedowns, Deep Steps, Pistol Whipped. 312-922-6392.

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

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, Ellen Rosner, Honey West, Lisa Alvarado & RoiAnn Phillips, Donna Rose perform as part of 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 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. First Thursday of every month, Monika & Patty spin punk, pop & emo. 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 3/28, Al Weber. Sat 3/29, Junior Varsity. Wednesdays, open mike. Sat 4/5, Run of the Mill. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 3/29, Moods. Sat 4/5, Hip Pocket. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/28, 9:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Knee Deep Shag, Anne E. Dechant. Sat 3/29, 9:30 PM, Dry County, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Corduroy, Karma Tease, Scott Conine, Luke Schmitt. Wed 4/2, Elephantman with Danny English, Wayne Marshall, Kiprich, Egg Nog & Turtleman. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Dan Darrah. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/28, Evenflow. Sat 3/29, Slip Mickey. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/4, Rubber. 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 3/28, 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 Suzanne Petri, Gail Becker, Patty Morabito, MaryMonica Thomas, and Joan Curto. Sun 3/30, 5 PM, Paula Bernadel. Wed 4/2, 8:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Thu 4/3, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Joan Curto; 10:30 PM, Grapefruit Moon (Tom Waits tribute). Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Sara Davis & Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Tammy Meneghini. Sun 4/6, 5 PM, Tammy Meneghini. 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 3/30, DJ Helles, Mike Miller spin surf. Mon 3/31, Mark DeRosa spins punk. Tue 4/1, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 4/2, DJ Matt spins country and western. Thu 4/3, DJ John, DJ Ben. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Frank Black & the Catholics, David Lovering. Tue 4/1, 9 PM, Quatre Tete, Decatur, Blo-Pop. Wed 4/2, 9 PM, Unibrow, Celestial Static, Disposable Pets, Pousto. Thu 4/3, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band, Hillbilly Winos, Cooksie. Fri 4/4, 10 PM, Sapo, Lindsie Reitz Band, Head On, Sharks. Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Crash Poet, Premium, Sober Dozi, Reforma. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/28, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 3/29, Modern Day Romeo. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/4, Fabulous Janes. Sat 4/5, Lisa Rene Band. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/4, 9 PM, Clip. 708-788-4065.

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 3/28, Underwater People, Jory Lyle. Sat 3/29, Rubber. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Evidence (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 4/4, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Tom Chase Band. Sat 4/5, Bonesugar, Mindsight 20/20. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/29, Hungries. Sat 4/5, 9 Mile. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 3/28, Ode, Super Mercado & the Electric Torpedos, Pimps. Sat 3/29, Sleepers, Janus, Bizarro, the Effect. Sundays, Sumo (3/30 with Kongfuzi). Mon 3/31, VD6, Gravity Studio. Tue 4/1, Grandpa's Pants, Cope. Wed 4/2, Deconstructing Jim, Matt McGaughey. Fri 4/4, Second Seed, Opal Candy, F.O.S. Sat 4/5, Willamena, Time Bomb Taxi, Babaganoo. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/4, the Blast. Sat 4/5, Scheme. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Bellrays, D4 (see Spot Check), Electric Six. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Pulseprogramming (see Critic's Choice), Beans (see Critic's Choice), A Grape Dope (see Post No Bills), DJ Kenny, Birdy Num Num. Sun 3/30, 9 PM, Le Syndicat Electronique, It & My Computer, Porn.Darstellar, Raison Future, Rollinka, Ottomas Adventure (see Critic's Choice on Invasion Planete Showcase). Thu 4/3, 10 PM, DJ Vadim & the Russian Percussion, First Rate, Beneath the Autumn Sky. Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Triple Threat DJs with Apollo, Shortkut & Vinroc, Pacifics. Sun 4/6, 9 PM, Stewart Walker, Nobukazu Takemura, John Herndon (see Post No Bills) & Matt Lux, Gregory Schiff, DJ Hellz Bellz, DJ J Moody, DJ Shift, DJ M50. 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 3/28, Flex Crew. Sat 3/29, Devon Brown. Sun 3/30 and Wed 4/2, Dub Dis. Thu 4/3, Carl Brown. Fri 4/4, Indika. 773-348-3998.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. 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. Sat 3/29, Video Stars. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 4/3, Only Sons. Fri 4/4, Deja Vu. Sat 4/5, Short Cuts. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music 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 3/28, 7 PM, Watchers, We Ragazzi, Xiu Xiu, Taking Pictures. Sat 3/29, 5 PM, Swingin' Utters, One Man Army, Pistol Grip; 10 PM, Scene Creamers (see Spot Check), Nerves, Boas. Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Stereo, Belles, Division; 8 PM, Pinback, Herc., Pilot to Gunner. Wed 4/2, 8 PM, Mrs. White, Audreys, Intima, How Soon Is Now. Thu 4/3, 8 PM, White Outs, Oh Beast! (see Spot Check), 36 Invisibles. Fri 4/4, 6 PM, Northstar, Armor for Sleep, Goodwill; 10 PM, Like Young, Dials, New Constitution. Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Aislers Set, Hella, Quails, Tim Kinsella. Sun 4/6, 6 PM, Smear Campaign, M.O.T.O., Low Profile. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Riptones. Mon 3/31, 8:30 PM, Fred Eaglesmith & the Flathead Noodlers. Thu 4/3, 9 PM, Billy C. Wirtz. Fri 4/4 and Sat 4/5, Iguanas. 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. Sat 3/29, Hillbilly Winos. Fri 4/4, Soulfix with Kate. Sat 4/5, Seven Day Run. 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.

FOX & HOUND SMOKEHOUSE & TAVERN 1416 N. Roselle, Schaumburg: Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute) (no cover). 847-884-6821.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 3/28, 9:30 PM, Kimi Hayes Band. Fri 4/4, 9:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Seoul spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/28, Josh Seib, Satellite 66. Sat 3/29, Bonfire Mechanics. Wed 4/2, Next Step. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 4/4, 12 Gauge Noise, Blanco, Silverbacks. Sat 4/5, Los Feos del Norte. 773-489-5471.

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

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Mon 3/31, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & 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 3/28, 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 3/30, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 3/31, 9 PM, Chicago Gay Men's Review. Tue 4/1 through Fri 4/4, 9 PM, and Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. 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.

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 3/28, 9 PM, Tweed. Sat 3/29, Farm Crew, Shadow, Dynamic Vibrations. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ike Reilly. Thu 4/3, Betty Dylan, Gavra Lynn, Reckless Truth Pail. Fri 4/4, Easy Action, Vortis. Sat 4/5, Ancient Greeks, Low Skies. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Wed 4/2, 9 PM, Janet Kim performs at U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 3/28, Milkplow. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/28, 9 PM, Michael Kelsey. Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates, Groodies, Your Little Ponies (benefit for Peace Fest). Mon 3/31, David Rovics. 773-465-8005.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/28, Bee & Flower. Fridays, 5:30 PM, live karaoke. 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. Wed 4/2, Duenow, Artist Formerly Known as Vince, Temple of Low Men, Gerry A. Lorenzi perform at Chicago's Finest Hour. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 3/28, Scottish McMillan, Tom Chase Band, Chris Long. Sat 3/29, Quinn's Uncles, Enamur, Blind Rhino. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Fri 4/4, David Stagl & the Burning Daylights, Dreaming Tree. Sat 4/5, Sweet Medicine, Dye the Sky, Black Velvet Band. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 4/1, 9 PM, All Natural, Daily Plannet, Iomos Marad, Mr. Greenweedz, Rita J (18 & over). Fri 4/4, 9 PM, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Tin Hat Trio. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/28, 9 PM, George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars (18 & over). Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Buju Banton, Indika (18 & over). Sun 3/30, 6:30 PM, Ataris, Juliana Theory, Further Seems Forever, Damone (sold out). Tue 4/1, 7:45 PM, Queens of the Stone Age, Head On, Ivorywire. Wed 4/2, 7 PM, Common, Talib Kweli (all-ages). Thu 4/3, 9 PM, Common, Talib Kweli (18 & over). Sat 4/5, 7 and 11:30 PM, 50 Cent, Clipse (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 4:30 PM, the Zone. Wed 4/2 and Thu 4/3, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Axis spins hip-hop, rock, and new wave. 773-394-2066.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. 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 3/28, John Eddie, Never the Hero, Awesome Party Band (in the front room). Sat 3/29, Underwater People, Twenty (in the front room). Fri 4/4, C&C Music Factory, DJ Smurf, DJ Speed, Deuces Wild. Sat 4/5, Catfight. 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.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fri 3/28, 8:30 PM, Joe Simek, Paul's Sad Bastard Chicken Coop. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

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 ON THE VINE 5108 RFD Arlington Heights Rd., Long Grove: Sat 4/5, 7:30 PM, Ticklepenny Corner. 847-634-9993.

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

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.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Kill Allen Wrench, Torg, Lazy American Workers. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Outer Drive, Stripped for Parts, Convulsions. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Pete Special, Brother Brother. Tue 4/1, 9:30 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 4/2, 9 PM, ZeroDefekts, Francois Dillinger. Thu 4/3, 9 PM, Acrobatic Ashes, Rocky Denis. Fri 4/4, 10 PM, Mashers, Tomorrow's Cavemen, Roustabouts. Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Johnny Vomit, Leroy Fix, Redneck Exorcist. 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 3/28, 10 PM, Family Style, Corn Fed. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Roger Clyne. Wed 4/2, 9 PM, Tributosaurus: the Cars, Motion to Fix. Thu 4/3, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Hy-Fire Three (no cover). Fri 4/4, 10 PM, Seven Nations. Sat 4/5, 9 PM, Delafields, Braam, Sara Osmer. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/28, 9 PM, the Sea and Cake (see Critic's Choice), 90 Day Men, Lonesome Organist (18 & over). Sat 3/29, 9 PM, the Sea and Cake (see Critic's Choice), Joan of Arc, Aluminum Group (18 & over). Sun 3/30, 6:30 PM, Rocket From the Crypt (see Spot Check), Sahara Hotnights, Ikara Colt (see Spot Check), Washdown (all-ages). Tue 4/1, 8 PM, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Caesars, Palo Alto (18 & over). Wed 4/2, 6:30 PM, Allister, Fallout Boy, Don't Look Down, Much the Same (all-ages). Thu 4/3, 9 PM, Datsuns, Sights, Waxwings (18 & over). Fri 4/4, 9 PM, Dirty Three, Bonnie Prince Billy, Scott Tuma (18 & over). Sat 4/5, 7 PM, Mason Jennings, Black Eyed Snakes (all-ages). Sun 4/6, 1:15 PM, Taking Back Sunday, From Autumn to Ashes, Recover, My Chemical Romance (sold out); 9 PM, Delgados, Aereogramme, In English (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 3/29, 9:30 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. Sat 4/5, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/29, Red Eye Express. Sat 4/5, Fenderskirts. 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: Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. 708-366-8073.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Thu 4/3, Dave Weld. 312-427-2572.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

MOXIE'S 3517 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Love in a Box (no cover). 773-935-6694.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/28, Ten Ten, A Month of Somedays, Rimmer. Sat 3/29, Fuzzy Substrate, Collateral Campaign, Wonderful Smith, Mike AVL. Wed 4/2, Dr. Disco hosts karaoke. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 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; see Spot Check). Sat 3/29, 9 PM, David Olney, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Fri 4/4, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp, 56 Hope Road. Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, On Fillmore, Paul K. Sun 4/6, 7 PM, Gold So Red, Kat Parsons (all-ages). 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 3/29, 10 PM, Leyden Moon, T.D. Clark, Monkey Voodoo Child. Wed 4/2, 9 PM, Omegamen, Fixate. Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Animal, Loophole, Smoke, Bloodbath. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Robert Blake. Tue 4/1, 8 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free; 4/3 with Elizabeth Whitney & Antara. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 3/28, Wanamaker, Drive, Mimsies, Mojica. Sat 3/29, Swingin' Utters, GC5, One Man Army, Callaghan. 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 4/2, Willie Waldman Project with Rob Wasserman & friends. Fri 4/4, J. Davis Trio, Farm Crew. Sat 4/5, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Major's Junction, Von Frickle with DJs Lou Dooben & Bobby Pharelle. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: 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). Sat 4/5, 5 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Triptuch, A.D.D., Alias X, Suite 13. Sun 4/6, 5 PM, Tripwire, Shred, Exhibit A, Cod M, Asa. 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W. 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Fri 3/28, Standing Room Only. Sat 3/29, Tony Ocean. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, and others. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 708-388-8881.

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

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Redshirt. 847-428-0562.

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

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 3/28 and Fri 4/4, live karaoke. Sat 3/29, Wendy DeBias, Spidale Bauer Sour Hour, Ross. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Lama. Sat 4/5, Erie Street. 773-252-7767.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/5, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Thu 4/3, Kimi & Paula. Fri 4/4, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. Sat 4/5, Arthur Lee. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: 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. Tue 4/1, 8 PM, Kristin Forbes, Todd Giles. Wed 4/2, 8 PM, Wingnuts. Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Last Caress (Misfits tribute), Rosedales, Enargo, Superchrist. Sat 4/5, 9 PM, Beret!. Sun 4/6, 8 PM, Lying in States, Bionic Rat. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/29, Patty Elvis. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

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

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Thu 4/3, Ultramaxx. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle. Thursdays, 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.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/28, Infinity. Sat 3/29, Stevie Starlite. Fri 4/4, Battery (Metallica tribute), Dropmouth. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: 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 (see Critic's Choice), Bradford Reed & His Amazing Pencilina, Detholz. Sun 3/30, 8 PM, Kings of Leon (see Spot Check), Catfish Haven. Mon 3/31, 9 PM, Webb Brothers, Gaza Strippers, Ness. Tue 4/1, 9 PM, Hem, Riviera. Wed 4/2, 7 PM, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Langhorne Slim, Bric-a-Brac (all-ages). Thu 4/3, 9 PM, Caviar, His & Her Vanities, William Seidel. Fri 4/4, 10 PM, Angels of Light, Devendra Banhart. Sat 4/5, 7 PM, Pete Krebs & the Who Now, Joe Adamik, Manishevitz; 10 PM, Phenoms, Mistreaters, Holy Ghosts. Sun 4/6, 8 PM, Architecture, Pele, the Geese, 54-71 (18 & over). 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/5, Sofa Kings. 630-372-2900.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. 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.

SPOT 6 3343 N. Clark: Sat 4/5, 9 PM, DJ Cisco, DJ Skor (benefit for Better Existence with HIV). 847-475-2115.

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 3/28, 10 PM, Organic Mind Unit, Rusty Chains, Matlock, Altruisms. Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Earatik Statik, DJ Rude One, Diverse, Monkey Wrench Factory with Tyisreal. Tue 4/1, 9 PM, DJ Mixx Competition. Wed 4/2, 9 PM, Marigold Engine. Fri 4/4, 9 PM, Junior Brown, Riptones. Sat 4/5, Holly Golightly, KO & the Knockouts, Tijuana Hercules. Sun 4/6, Rude One, Doc West, Precyse, Stizo. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/5, Smackdown. 630-213-1006.

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 3/28, 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). Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 4/1, 8 PM, Eddy Burke, L&J. Wed 4/2, 7 PM, Carey Ott, Gavin DeGraw. Thu 4/3, 8 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Little Mojo, Mer, Eric Specht. Sat 4/5, 6 PM, Jennifer Daniels, Seth Horan, Jeff Libman. Sun 4/6, 7 PM, Rachael Sage, Mary Ann Redmond, Justin Roth. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 3/28, DJ Droopy, Nanotech. Sat 3/29, Neon Black, Ion Vein. 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. 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 3/28, Jack Salamander Band. Sat 3/29, open stage. 312-943-7815.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/28, Wes Hollywood Show, Smushies, Instant Camera, Suggestions. Sat 3/29, One-Eyed Show, Full Size Jimmy, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge. Sundays, 8 PM, Entrinzic. Tue 4/1, Artificial West, Simple Frustration. Wed 4/2, Mindsight 20/20, Wehrle. Thu 4/3, Differents, Smythe, Lori Wyatt. Fri 4/4, Al Rose & the Transcendos, Newcomers Home, Starcandy. Sat 4/5, June's Arrival, Ripley Caine, Second Hand Poets. 773-929-1300.

Dance

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

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

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

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

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

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ PCS, Jevon Jackson. Saturdays, Mel Hammond, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house, R&B, & hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons (3/31 with Sean Smith). Tuesdays, DJ Silver. Wednesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJ D Double, DJ Artek spin reggae, hip-hop, and soul. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage, and indie rock. Tue 4/1, Jeremy James spins at the Illmeasures art showcase. Wed 4/2, Plane, T3mul3nt, Chamberweed. Thu 4/3, Chris Gin, Mazi, Szmurlo & Sanchez, Nathan Drew Larsen. 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. 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 3/31, 10 PM, DJ Warp, Chris Widman, Ray_Rod (no cover). 773-489-6457.

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

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: 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 3/29, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Lady D, DJ Hiroki. Sun 3/30, Souljunkies. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Water with Kennedy Octane and others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 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.

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.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/4, 10 PM, Seb Fontaine, Chris Walsh, Johnny Chaos, Bucky Fargo (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. 773-394-2066.

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

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs 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. Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Bear Who?, DJ Majid. 312-828-9000.

MODA 25 W. Hubbard: Fri 3/28, 10 PM, Dmitry Lovebone, Andre Solaris, Chris Gin. 312-670-2200.

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 10 PM-2 AM nightly in the Ghost Bar (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Todd. Saturdays, 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. Mon 3/31, Johnny Love, Phil Free Art, DJ Trancid, Livewire. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble, Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

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

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/28, Kenny Hawkes, Jack Trash. Sat 3/29, Heather, Brenda D. Sundays, DJ Erin, DJ Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. First Wednesday of every month, DJ John, DJ Booker spin punk, metal & rock. Thu 4/3, George David, Matt Martin, Josh Werner, Mani, Christina Sheradon. Fri 4/4, Mike Steele, Hrme, J-Digz, J.U.I.C.E. Sat 4/5, Mazi, Common Factor. 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.

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. Fridays, DJ Scratch-n-Sniff spins retro rock and old school hip-hop. Saturdays, Refried Beats DJs spin hip-hop and dance music. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, R&B, funk, and hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 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. Fri 3/28, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Sat 3/29, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, DJ Goose, DJ Flipside. 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 3/29, Donald Glaude, Steve Porter, Woody McBride, Brad Owen. Mondays, DJ Structure, DJ Theory. Sat 4/5, Saeed & Palash, Three, DJ Jes. 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 Danny Boy, DJ Theory, Chris Tomasone, Peter Haze. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1, Peter Haze, Victor R. 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 3/28, Johnny Fiasco, Dizzy. Sat 3/29, Green Velvet. Tue 4/1, Chris Gin. 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

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

TOM HENRY Free in-store performance. Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ANNE HILLS Sat 4/5, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

IDES OF MARCH, CRYAN' SHAMES Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

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

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035, ext. 20.

MUSTARD'S RETREAT Sat 4/5, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

CARRIE NEWCOMER, MUSTARD'S RETREAT Sun 4/6, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

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 3/28, 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. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 3/28 and Fri 4/4, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. 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 3/29, Joni Laurence. Sat 4/5, Cooper, Nelson & Early. 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.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Sun 4/6, Walter Kraft. 847-949-5355.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 4/5, 9 PM, Dave Martin, Voices, Sones de Mexico (benefit for Voices in the Wilderness and Illinois SOA Watch). 773-465-8005.

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. Fri 3/28, Three Men in Kilts. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. 630-325-3732.

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 8:15 PM. Fri 3/28, 8:45 PM, Mike Arganoff. Fri 4/4, Peg Lehman. 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.

ISLEY BROTHERS, STEPHANIE MILLS Fri 4/4, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

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. First Tuesday of every month, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/1, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/4 and Sat 4/5, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/28 through Sun 3/30, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thu 4/3 through Sun 4/6, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 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 3/28 and Sat 3/29, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 3/30, Bel Airs. Mon 3/31, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/1, Jimmy Burns. Wed 4/2, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam. Thu 4/3, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 4/4, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 4/5, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. 773-528-1012.

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

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 3/28, 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 (see Critic's Choice), Carl Weathersby. Sun 3/30, Willie Kent & the Gents. Mon 3/31, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 4/1, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 4/2, Lurrie Bell. Thu 4/3, Carl Weathersby. Fri 4/4, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Robert Lockwood Jr., Vance Kelly. Sat 4/5, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Magic Slim, James Wheeler. Sun 4/6, 8:30 PM, Round Robin jam featuring Jimmy Burns, Carl Weathersby, John Primer, Kenny Smith, Jimmy Sutton, Steve Doyle, and Joel Paterson. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/28 through Sun 3/30, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. 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 3/28, Larry Garner. Sat 3/29, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

CITY LIGHTS 3809 N. Harlem: Fri 3/28, 9 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 773-777-9500.

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: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open jam with Duke Rupert & the Koala Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

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. Sat 3/29, Strange Brew. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King. Sat 4/5, 9 PM, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. 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.

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 3/29, 9:30 PM, Marty Sammon Band. Tue 4/1, 8:30 PM, Scott Nev & In the Pocket (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Toronzo. Sat 4/5, 9:30 PM, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Mon 3/31, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/1, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. Wed 4/2, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Thu 4/3, 9:30 PM, and Fri 4/4 and Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/4, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, Eddy Clearwater with Kid Dynamite & Linsey Alexander. 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 4/3, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 4/4 and Sat 4/5, Sandra Hall, Kid Dynamite, Marty Sammon Band. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

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

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Tue 4/1, Son Producshun Blues Band. 773-486-7774.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/29, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 4/5, Michael Coleman. 773-252-1155.

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Sat 4/5, 9:30 PM, Mojo Kings with Barrelhouse Chuck. 630-357-4350.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/28, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Fri 4/4, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 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 3/28, Moods. Sat 3/29, Jay Stulo Band. Wed 4/2, Steve Arvey. Fri 4/4, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 4/5, Bellinia. 815-477-0340.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-640-1000.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 3/28, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Sat 3/29, Jimmy Burns. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 4/2, Studebaker John. Fri 4/4, Vini & the Demons. Sat 4/5, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, Pinetop Perkins with Eddie Taylor Jr. & Hiroshi Egughi (with Detroit Jr. after midnight on Saturday). Tuesdays, Fri 4/4, and Sat 4/5, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/28, Vance Kelly. Fri 4/4, 10:30 PM, Mojo Kings with Barrelhouse Chuck. Sat 4/5, Big Guitars From Memphis. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/28, Chicago Blue Angels. Sat 3/29, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Band. 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

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE & LARRY NOVAK Free concert with DePaul University piano students. Wed 4/2, 6 PM, Belden-Stratford Hotel, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West. 773-325-7260.

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE & LARRY NOVAK performance and discussion entitled "Conversations at the Piano: All That Piano Jazz"; free admission. Thu 4/3, 5 PM, DePaul University Recital Hall, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

TATSU AOKI Free Asian American Heritage Program concert. Tue 4/1, 6 PM, Student Union Building, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5449.

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER performs a tribute to Kurt Weill with the Arts Center Jazz Ensemble and Orbert Davis. Sun 4/6, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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

BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET Sat 4/5, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

TERRY CALLIER & ERIC HOCHBERG Free concert. Fri 4/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 4/6, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA with Orbert Davis, Eddie Johnson, and Frieda Lee in a tribute to Billy Strayhorn; see Critic's Choice. Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 57th and Lake Shore Dr. Sun 3/30, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

JACQUES COOK Free in-store performances. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

FRED HO'S VOICE OF THE DRAGON See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

ETHAN IVERSON & THE BAD PLUS Free concert. Thu 4/3, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

SUMMER KWAI & THE HORIZON TRIO perform at a benefit for Terrapin Theatre. Sat 3/29, 7 PM, Royal George Theatre, 1633 N. Halsted. 312-464-1345.

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.

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE Free in-store workshop and discussion. Sat 3/29, 2 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

MOONLIGHTERS Wed 4/2, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 48 and Rte, 56, Warrenville. 630-393-3130.

ROTTEN MILK, J. GRAF No cover. Wed 4/2, 8:45 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

FRED SIMON Free piano concert. Tue 4/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME JAZZ BAND Sun 4/6, 2 PM, Seton Academy, 16100 Seton, South Holland. 708-333-6314.

MATT WILSON Free in-store performance. Sat 4/5, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/28, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 3/29, 9:30 PM, Marlene Rosenberg. 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 4/2 and Thu 4/3, noon, Bernard Alcorn. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 4/4, noon, Kim Cusack. Sat 4/5, 9:30 PM, Bob Dogan Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

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

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-1919.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29, Natalie Yokley. Sun 3/30 and Mon 3/31, Carmen Stokes. Tue 4/1 through Sat 4/5, Carlos Cannon. Sun 4/6, Lake Effect. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: 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." Fri 4/4, 7 PM, Nadine hosts a jazz showcase. Sat 4/5, 9:30 PM, Bob Perna & Persistence with Josie Falbo. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 4/2, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 4/1, 8 PM, Al Keeler. Sat 4/5, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/28, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sat 3/29, King Fleming Trio. Sun 3/30, 5 PM, Arlene Bardelle Duet. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

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.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Fri 3/28, Robert "Baabe" Irving. 312-421-1759.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 4/1, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 4/2, 9:30 PM, Jeb Bishop with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Guillermo Gregorio, and Marc Unternahrer. 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 3/30, 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. Fri 3/28, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 4/3, Paul Jacki Trio. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 3/31, Underdog 3. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 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: Fri 3/28, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Eddie Harrison Jump Stars. Sat 3/29, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Christian McBride Band. Sun 3/30, 8 PM, Margaret Murphy Quartet (no cover). Tue 4/1, 6 PM, Tim McNamara Trio (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thu 4/3, 8 PM, Steve Million Trio (no cover). Fri 4/4 and Sat 4/5, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Rene Marie. 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 3/28, 9 PM, and Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Astral Project (see Critic's Choice). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/30, 12:30 PM, Bloom School of Jazz (no cover); 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by the Weird Sisters; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (Sarah Vaughan tribute). Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/4, 9 PM, and Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Matt Wilson Quartet. Sun 4/6, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (Billie Holiday 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.

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: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Thu 4/3, 5:30 PM, Rene Marie (benefit for Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers). 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 3/30, Fred Lonberg-Holm with Jeb Bishop & Marc Unternahrer. Sun 4/6, Keefe Jackson with Josh Berman, Marc Unternahrer & Frank Rosaly. 773-935-2118.

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

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

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

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 3/28 through Sun 3/30, Houston Person Quartet. Tue 4/1 through Sun 4/6, Bobby Hutcherson 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 3/28, 9:30 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. Sat 3/29, Spider Saloff & Mark Sonksen. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio. Sun 3/30, 8 PM, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp. 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 4/4, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sun 4/6, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & Strings. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. Tue 4/1, 9:30 PM, Raymond Harmon. 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 3/31, Horn House with Ryan Bennett, Thaddus Franklin, Eric Koppa, Bryan Doherty & Matt Ulery. 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: Fri 3/28, 9 PM, Paulinho Garcia. Wed 4/2, 7 PM, Ted Hogarth Trio. Fri 4/4, 9 PM, BMR4. 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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 4/6, noon, Northwestern University Jazz Combos. 847-869-0450.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 3/30, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. Mon 3/31, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 4/1, JoAnn Daugherty. Wed 4/2, Jeremy Khan. Thu 4/3, Dennis Luxion. Sun 4/6, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. 312-787-9596.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 3/30, 4-7 PM, East West Band with William Perry, Tatsu Aoki, Billy Brimfield, and Nori Tanaka. 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. 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 3/28 and Sat 3/29, Don Stiernberg Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scott. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. 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 3/28, Corky McClerkin Trio, Yoko Noge. Sat 3/29, Ken Chaney Trio. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble Quartet. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 4/4, 6 PM, Yoko Noge. Fri 4/4 and Sat 4/5, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. 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 3/28, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

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

RED LION PUB 2446 N. Lincoln: Sun 4/6, 5-7 PM, Tom Wright (no cover). 773-348-2695.

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

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

SALERNO'S 1201 W. Grand: Fri 4/4, 7 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 312-666-3444.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Sun 4/6, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

SHEBEEN KING 6501 S. Saint 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 3/28, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 3/29, JoAnn Daugherty & Rich Fudoli. Sun 3/30, 11 AM, Bill Peterson. Fri 4/4, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 4/5, Dennis Luxion & Stuart Miller. Sun 4/6, 11:30 AM, Kelly Brand. 312-787-9596.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mon 3/31, 7 PM, Jeff Midkiff; 9:30 PM, Esteban Sehinkman Quintet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: Sat 4/5, 10 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). 773-297-3511.

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 Six-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 3/28 and Sat 3/29, 8 Bold Souls. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 4/3, David Boykin Expanse. Fri 4/4 and Sat 4/5, Sound in Action Trio. 312-791-9050.

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

International

Concerts

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

ANJIKA MANIPURI DANCE TROUPE Free concert. Sun 4/6, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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 & Bassam Saba, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band & others. Sun 3/30, noon-6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-929-0224.

GENNETINES Free concert. Thu 4/3, 8 PM, Koten Chapel, North Central College, 329 E. School, Naperville. 773-278-8382.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES perform at a benefit for the Great Oaks Waldorf School. Sat 3/29, 7 PM, Hemenway Church, 933 Chicago, Evanston. 847-864-9980.

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

MARINELLA, GEORGE DALARAS Sun 4/6, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

RAGAMALA MUSIC & DANCE THEATER Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

PANCHO SANCHEZ Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

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.

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. Thursdays, Juan Carlos spins salsa and merengue. 312-266-1944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/28, 8 and 11:30 PM, and Sat 3/29, 9 PM, Lila Downs, Viva Raiz (sold out). Sat 3/29, midnight, Orquesta Latira. Wed 4/2, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic with Kalyan Pathak & Engineer Mohmand (18 & over). Thu 4/3, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project, Hats (18 & over). Sat 4/5, 7 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwayie, African American Unity Ensemble, Lagbaja (18 & over); 11 PM, Lagbaja. Sun 4/6, 8 PM, Laura Fuentes y Calicanto (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. Sat 4/5, 9:30 PM, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Nikos Panomitros, Nikos Lambrinatos, Dimitrios Panayiotidis, and Haris Georgakopoulos. 773-348-7592.

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

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, 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. Sat 4/5, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura. 312-492-6100.

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. See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Exhibit Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-774-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ACAPPELLAGO performs "Where Everything Is Music." Sun 4/6, 3 PM, Naperville Congregational Church, 1 Bunting Lane, Naperville. 708-484-3797, ext. 2.

MATT ALBERT violin, in a free recital (Bach, Ysaye, Kernis, Beethoven). Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ATLANTIC PIANO TRIO (Schoenfield, Brahms, Beethoven). Sun 4/6, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

MEREDITH BARBER soprano, in a free concert. Mon 3/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

JAUNELLE CELAIRE AND KATHRYN GOODSON soprano and piano, in a free concert (Dvorak, Wolf, Rorem, and others). Sat 4/5, 2 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-427-6267.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA (Pinkham, Purcell, Stanford, Biebl). Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-1628. Sun 4/6, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND Colin Holman, conductor (Graham, Swerts, Sparke, Roberts, and others). Thu 4/3, 7:30 PM, VanderCook College of Music, 3140 S. Federal. 847-577-7468.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover conducts Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw. Fri 3/28, 7:30 PM, Sun 3/30, 3 PM, and Thu 4/3 and Sat 4/5, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414 or 312-902-1500.

SINGERS FROM THE CHICAGO OPERA THEATER YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM perform in an all-Britten program; free admission. Sun 4/6, 8 PM, DePaul University Recital Hall, 804 W. Belden. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Angel Romero, conductor and guitar (Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven). Sun 4/6, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/28, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/29, 8 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin, in an all-Dvorak program. Thu 4/3, 7:30 PM, and Fri 4/4 and Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor, with violinist Midori (Salonen, Sibelius, Stravinsky). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor, with soprano Christine Brandes and cellist Stephen Balderston (Lindberg, Saariaho, Salonen). Sun 4/6, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph, conductor and violinist, in a free concert (Beethoven, Van Hal, Mozart, Schweitzer, Schubert). Sun 3/30, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FLUTE ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Sun 3/30, 3 PM, McCormick Recital Hall, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY HANDBELL CHOIRS in a free concert. Sun 3/30, 7 PM, band room, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

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.

HEATHER TAYLOR EARNHART AND MELODY LORD flute and piano, in a benefit for the Rome Festival Orchestra. Sat 3/29, 8 PM, LaSalle Street Church, 1136 N. LaSalle. 773-983-6316.

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.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA with Marc Unternahrer, tuba; free admission. Thu 4/3, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/28, 12:10 PM, tenor Jeffrey Burish. Fri 4/4, 12:10 PM, harpist Alison Attar. 312-787-4570.

GALLERY 37 OPERATICS ENSEMBLE performs Purcell's Bonduca, Queen of Britain and Joplin's Treemonisha. Tue 4/1 and Thu 4/3, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

JAMES GILES piano (Schubert, Liszt, Liebermann, Hough, Wild, and Thomas). Thu 4/3, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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.

GRIGORY KALINOVSKY AND TATIANA GONCHAROVA violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Brahms, Shostakovich). Wed 4/2, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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.

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.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO MUSIC PROGRAM in a free recital by voice and piano students (Scarlatti, Brahms, Faure, Copeland, Rodrigo, and others). Fri 4/4, 7:30 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Dana Legg conducts a free concert (Sousa, Arlen, and others). Sun 4/6, 3 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

MARK MAXWELL AND ANNE WELLER in a free guitar recital. Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

MOTET CHOIR, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson and Eric Johnson, conductors, with organist Thomas Weisflog (Britten, Rautavaara, and others). Sun 4/6, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-9075.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Kenneth Slowik, conductor (Telemann, Buxtehude, Bach). Mon 3/31, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. Tue 4/1, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Wed 4/2, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez, director (Mendelssohn, Dvorak). Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-357-4019.

NEWBERRY CONSORT with Wei Yang and Betty Xiang, pipa and erhu, perform "The Marco Polo Show II." Thu 4/3, 3 PM, and Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Newberry Library Ruggles Hall, 60 W. Walton. Sun 4/6, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

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.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Maria Stamos (Beethoven, Liszt, Bartok). Sun 4/6, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Free concert. Tue 4/1, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5921.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor (Bernstein, Ticheli, Tull, Maslanka). Sun 4/6, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-804-8263.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRING QUARTET Michael Holian conducts a free concert (Ravel, Tchaikovsky). Sun 4/6, 3 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-777-7900.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with Susan Nigro, contrabassoon (Weber, Bach, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Stamitz, Fucik, Smetana, Gliere). Sun 4/6, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton and Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

ANGELA PRESUTTI AND RON KORBITZ soprano and guitar (Handel, Schubert, Cordero). Sun 4/6, 3 PM, John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Moraine Valley Community College Fine and Performing Arts Center, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

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

QUARTETTO GELATO Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with pianist Zeyda Ruga Suzuki and clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom (Mozart, Hurnik, Dvorak). Sun 4/6, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago. 773-929-7277.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with violinist Vadim Gluzman (Mendelssohn, Verdi, Bartok); free admission. Sun 4/6, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 312-341-2238.

BRIGHT SHENG Sun 4/6, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-575-8000.

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

MARY STOLPER flute, with pianist Melody Lord in a free recital. Fri 4/4, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Ho Chung Yeh, conductor (Elgar, Bach, PDQ Bach). Sun 4/6, 3:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

BRIAN TOROSIAN performs 19th-century guitar music. Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

TRIO SETTECENTO perform as part of the Baroque Festival. Fri 4/4, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 846-446-3822.

SIMON TRPCESKI piano (Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Chopin, Scherzo). 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.

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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daryl One, conductor. Mon 3/31, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

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, Bradfield, 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.

SEAN WONG AND ANDREW LING cello and violin, in a free concert (Bach, Ravel, Handel/Halvorsen). Thu 4/3, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

MIKHAIL YANOVITSKY piano, in a free recital. Wed 4/2, noon, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

Fairs & Festivals

CHICAGO COLLEGIATE PRIDE FEST 2003 Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: Sat 4/5, 3:15 PM, UNISON; 3:40 PM, Genesis Connection; 5:30 PM, Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen; 7:30 PM, Dramatic Diversity; 8:20 PM, Chicago Kings; 9 PM, DJ Timmy Loop. 312-413-9862.

9TH ANNUAL INDOOR BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL Holiday Inn Select, 1801 N. Naper Blvd., Naperville: Fri 3/28, 7 PM, Northwest Territory; 7:45 PM, Mark Newton Band; 8:30 PM, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; 9:20 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water; 10:05 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Sat 3/29, 10:30 AM, open stage; 1 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water; 1:45 PM, Special Consensus; 2:35 PM, Shankman Twins; 3:20 PM, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time; 4:05 PM, the Chapmans; 7 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water; 7:45 PM, Special Consensus; 8:35 PM, Shankman Twins; 9:20 PM, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time; 10:05 PM, the Chapmans. Sun 3/30, 1 PM, D.J. & Pat Trio; 1:30 PM, fiddle contest. 217-243-3159.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE Midwest Young Artists Center at Fort Sheridan, 878 Lyster, Highwood: Sat 4/5, 9 AM, open orchestra rehearsals; 1:30 PM, open jazz rehearsals; 5 PM, chamber music collage; 6 PM, jazz concert. Sun 4/6, 2 PM, Midwest Young Artists Sampler. 847-926-9898.

Miscellaneous

DELPHIAN HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Mon 3/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ELLA JENKINS performs at a spoken word festival with theater group Stories From Black Traditions. Wed 4/2, 7 PM, Bethel Cultural Arts Center, 1140 N. Lamon. 773-473-7893, ext. 191.

RALPH'S WORLD Free in-store children's performances. Fri 3/28, 10 AM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Tue 4/1, 10 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Wed 4/2, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 3/28, Duchesne High School Concert Band. Mon 3/31, gospel music with We Remember We Care. 312-346-3278.

WHEATON COLLEGE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Sat 4/5, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

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