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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AND YOU DON'T STOP Free Street's hip-hop show featuring Brave Monk, Franco de Leon, Robert Karimi, Idris Goodwin, Mateo Zapata, and others. Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Ferguson Theater, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Free Street, Pulaski Park Studio, third floor, 1419 W. Blackhawk. 773-772-7248.

MURIEL ANDERSON & RACHEL BARTON Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

BAD RELIGION, CASUALTIES, GAZA STRIPPERS All-ages. Sat 4/26, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BLOODHAG Sat 5/3, 4 PM, Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. 847-663-1234.

JERRY BUTLER, BEN E. KING, GENE CHANDLER, LLOYD PRICE Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

COLD, DEPSWA, LOVEHAMMERS Sat 5/3, 7:30 PM, 115 Bourbon St., 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park. 708-388-8881.

DISTURBED, TAPROOT, CHEVELLE, UNLOCO Sat 5/3, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

HOWARD FISHMAN QUARTET Free concert. Thu 5/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FLAMING LIPS, SUN Sold out. Sat 5/3, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

JOEL FRANKEL Children's concert. Sun 5/4, 4 PM, Happy Child Studios, 741 Main, Evanston. 847-733-9545.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

PAT HALL & THE FAT GUYS Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 847-836-8820.

MARVIN HAMLISCH Benefit for Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. Thu 5/1, 5:30 PM, Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 312-341-3849.

REGGIE HARRIS, GREG GREENWAY & TOM PRASADA-RAO Fri 5/2, 8:30 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

RICHIE HAVENS, KAREN SAVOCA Fri 4/25, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KELLY HOGAN with Andy Hopkins & Dave Max; free concert. Fri 5/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ELTON JOHN, BILLY JOEL Wed 4/30, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

KANSAS CITY CONNECTION Free concert. Fri 5/2, 7 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-427-1676.

R. KELLY Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

KICKING OUT PRISCILLA Free concert. Fri 4/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LAKESIDE SINGERS perform "Sing, Sing, Spring." Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. Sun 5/4, 3 PM, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive, Arlington Heights. 847-382-5085.

THOMAS LEHN Sat 5/3, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617.

PHYLLIS MARCONI Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MATCHBOX 20, SUGAR RAY, MAROON5 Fri 5/2, 7 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MATTER Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, ANNE HARRIS Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 11th. 773-445-3838.

BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL Wed 4/30, 1:30 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 312-458-0850.

JOHN MOONY, RACHEL KATZMAN, CHRIS GRANT, DON MALONEY Benefit for the Council for Disability Rights. Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Miei Amici, 325 E. Main, Barrington. 847-304-0700.

DJ MARGARET NOBLE spins at First Fridays. Fri 5/2, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

NOCHE DE JUVENTUD features hip-hop performances and an open mike. Sun 5/4, 6-9 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

DICK O'DAY & BECCA KAUFMAN Wed 4/30, 7 PM, Crossroads Theater, 22 E. Chicago, Naperville. 630-428-4730.

PALAXY TRACKS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

PARTY GUERILLA Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, 10:30 PM, Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland. 773-384-0494.

PEDRO THE LION, STRATFORD 4, ESTER DRANG All-ages. Wed 4/30, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

RED VINEGAR, SHEEPDOG SOCIETY Sun 4/27, Berry Memorial United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt. 773-275-9735.

TEDDY RICHARDS Free in-store performance. Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DAVE SHWATAL Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

RACHEL SPELLER with poet Susan Sandoval. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Fri 4/25, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

BEN TAYLOR BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 12:30 PM, Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard, Skokie. 847-676-3047.

THAT OLD BILBAO MOON with Suzanne Petri, Martie Sanders, Dawn Bach, John Mohrlein, Jennifer Kern, and others (tribute to Kurt Weill). Sun 5/4, 7:30 PM, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron. 773-929-1031.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TORTURING ELVIS, DEUCE AMBIENCE, RHYTHM ROCKETS, SAM BURCKHARDT COMBO, DJ BIG TYME RILEY WIMES Sat 4/26, 8:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

WALLFLOWERS, RON SEXSMITH All-ages. Fri 5/2, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DAR WILLIAMS, BEN TAYLOR BAND All-ages. Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LOUIS YOELIN Free in-store performance. Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

PETE YORN Free in-store performance. Thu 5/1, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PETE YORN, GRANDADDY, ROONEY Sold out. Thu 5/1, 6:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ZRAZY Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, Summerdale Community Church/Good Shepherd Parish M.C.C., 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Capitol Years, Witnesses, Izzys, Decibators. Sat 4/26, 1 PM, Wiplot, National Anthem, Trouble Dolls, Crash Into June, It's My Party!, Wendy Ip, Van Go, Adam McIntyre perform as part of International Pop Overthrow; 7 PM, Shazam, Shoes (see Spot Check), Magnaphonic, Terry Anderson & the Olympic Ass-Kickin' Team, King Radio, Chris von Sneidern, Joe Giddings, Blakes, Doug Bobenhouse perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Sun 4/27, 9 PM, Jason Lowenstein, +/- (see Spot Check), Atombombpocketknife, Peelers (18 & over). Thu 5/1, 7:30 PM, the Girls, Famous FM, Johnny Monaco, Wombats, Dag Juhlin, Marc Carroll, Tim Lee, Math & Science perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Fri 5/2, 10 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Dixie Bop. Sat 5/3, 10 PM, Gogol Bordello, Forty Piece Choir. 773-478-4408.

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. Tue 4/29, DJ Stixx. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Ryan Hagen (with DJ 2 Much Funk Saturdays in the Loft). Thursdays, DJ Mike Z. 847-397-3100.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/25, Greg Steele. Sat 4/26, Kristin Cotts. 630-778-9090.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/25, Mr. Myers. Sat 4/26, Family of Souls, Strangers in Dreams. First Friday of every month, Rhythm Rockets. 847-381-8585.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 4/25, Mr. Airplane Man (see Spot Check), Audreys, the Girls, Miss Alex White. Sat 4/26, Bad Wizard, Last Vegas, Drag Strip Syndicate, Steepwater Band. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/29, Boll Weevil, Particle Sound, Easy Tiger. Wed 4/30, Voodoo Pilot, Seers Poncho. Thu 5/1, Satellite 66, Bleeding Charity. Fri 5/2, Phenoms, Wanamaker. Sat 5/3, Pepper Boy, Analog Radio, Lemon Drops. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Wed 4/30, Lacquer, Smear Campaign, Amazing Interceptors, Tris Lucas. 773-278-5785.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 4/25, 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 5/1, 7 PM, Mary Clare Barker. 773-435-0130.

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

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

BLUE IGUANA 17265 Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 5/3, 10 PM, Dizzy Stick (no cover). 708-429-1000.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 4/27, noon, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Jim Buckner. 708-460-7566.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Psychedelic Breakfast, Westfall, the Niche. Sat 4/26, 6 PM, Jinxpack, Bound to Change, Best Days Behind; 10 PM, Pistol Whipped, Monostar, Unique Chique. Sun 4/27, DJ Christian Webb. Wed 4/30, 6 PM, Simple Something, Rollo Tomasi, Extra Credit Assignment, Janus; 10:30 PM, Quadrophonica. Thu 5/1, 2 Skinnee J's, McGregor, Bicycle Tricycle (18 & over).

Fri 5/2, Chocolate Covered Karma. Sat 5/3, Nadas, Jonasay. Sun 5/4, 5 PM, Stereo 360, Gelheads, Split Habit, Sweater Girl, Moda, Safes perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Fareed Haque Group. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 5/1, Seven League Boots. Fri 5/2, Danny Godinez Band. Sat 5/3, New Math. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Matt Wolf. Sundays, 3 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 5/2, 7 PM, Rizzo Show. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sun 4/27, Larry O. Dean, Second Hand Poets, Amy Van Dyne. Sundays, 9 PM, music and spoken word performances (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 4/25, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 4/26, 8:30 PM, Spare Change. Sun 4/27, 7 PM, open jam with Alton J & Spur of the Moment. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/25, Torturing Elvis. Sat 5/3, JT & the Clouds. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/25, Quiet Kid, Boxcar Satan, Bachmans, Loraxx. 312-922-6392.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9:30 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Miles Tilmann & Mark Denardo, Tamarin, Law-Rah Collective, M50, Cliff Swank. 773-743-5650.

CIAO FOR NOW 32 E. Grand, Fox Lake: Fri 5/2, 9 PM, DJs spin and host karaoke. 847-973-8250.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Wed 4/30, Mythic Figs. 708-771-2123.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fourth Friday of every month, Chicago Kings. 773-325-2233.

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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Pugslee Atomz, Black Reign, Infinito, Stephstaa, Ryan Officer. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/25, Al Weber, Wendy Ip, Trouble Dolls. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

COZZI'S ADVENTURE GOLF & GAMES 405 Rand, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM. Fri 5/2, Jimmy Mac. Sat 5/3, Tim Nolan. 847-438-8088.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Saturdays, Lou Dogg, R-Gang. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 4/25, Underwater People with Barely Standing. Sat 4/26, Rubber, Pimps. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 5/2, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 5/3, 10 PM, Daniel Brown, Osezua, Errol T. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 4/26, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/2, Hit List. Sat 5/3, Mr. Blotto. 847-541-4700.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North, Oak Park: Thursdays, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. 708-848-3434.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Joan Curto. Fri 4/25, 10:30 PM, Naked (Leonard Cohen tribute). Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Sara Davis & Justin Hayford. Sun 4/27, 6 PM, Jeanne Scherkenbach. Mon 4/28, 8 PM, Better Living Through Chemistry with Scott Montgomery, Dan Stetzel, and the Velvet Voices. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Thu 5/1 through Sat 5/3, 8 PM, and Sun 5/4, 7 PM, Neile Adams. Fri 5/2, 10:30 PM, Grapefruit Moon (Tom Waits tribute). Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader (Dolly Parton tribute). 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 4/27, DJ Nora. Mon 4/28, DJ Gregor. Tue 4/29, Horizontal Action DJs spin. Wed 4/30, Tracy Dear. Thu 5/1, DJs John & Ben. Sun 5/4, DJs Mark & Pete. 773-472-2771.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sat 4/26, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Vic Lavender. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Water with Kennedy Octane and others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 312-421-1759.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/25, 9:30 PM, Lovehammers, Simmering, Blackmaker. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Flathead Fillups, Pinch, Gelheads. Sun 4/27, 9 PM, Bozo Porno Circus, Fashion Bomb. Tue 4/29, 9 PM, 13 Flowers, Plura, Rubies. Wed 4/30, 9 PM, Jesters, Drawing a Blank, Points West, Ratbag Hero. Thu 5/1, 8 PM, Mahjonng, Codebreaker, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Fri 5/2, 10 PM, Left Setter, Dirty Love, Riddle of Steel, Flood Ritual. Sat 5/3, 7:30 PM, Off Broadway, Enuff Z'nuff, Rosenbergs, the Dog & Everything, Million Yen, 10 Heads High, Swinger, Flashcubes perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/25, Ozone. Sat 4/26, Michael Heaton Band. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/2, Jack Straw. Sat 5/3, Agent 86. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8:30 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 4/25, Phix (Phish tribute), Julie Dutchak & Plan B. Sat 4/26, Tempest. Sun 4/27, Gina Gonzalez. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Evidence (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 5/2, Rubber, DMV. Sat 5/3, Hayseed Dixie, Modern Day Romeo. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 4/25, June's Arrival, Disposable Pets, Thing 3. Sat 4/26, Motiv, Pocket. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 4/29, Stone Puppet, Saddest Member of Your Family, Father Grundy. Wed 4/30, Audiobon, Molasses. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/25, Ripleys. Sat 4/26, Crossroads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 4/27, 9:30 PM, Legowelt, Orgue Electronique, Bangkok Impact, DJ TLR. Mon 4/28, 9:30 PM, Kills (see Critic's Choice), Hot Machines, Motion. Tue 4/29, 9:30 PM, Thomas Fehlmann, Jan Jelinek, Greg Davis & Steven Hess, DJ J Moody. Wed 4/30, 7 PM, Grand Drive, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Josh Bennett. Thu 5/1, 10 PM, 90 Day Men, Paper Chase, Panthers. Fri 5/2, 10 PM, Trans Am, Dalek, Herc. Sat 5/3, 10 PM, I Am Spoonbender, Bang! Bang!, Poison Arrows, J+J+J. Sun 5/4, 10 PM, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, El Guapo, Sweet Heat. 773-276-3600.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: 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. Fri 4/25, Dub Dis. Sat 4/26, Rasta Kelly. Sun 4/27, Indika. Mondays, Daddy Lester. Wed 4/30, Devon Brown. Thu 5/1, RSB Reggae Band. Fri 5/2, Indika. Sat 5/3, Dub Dis. Sun 5/4, Devon Brown. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Fridays and Saturdays, Joe Garza, DJ Pascal, Jeff Moyer. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJ Alex, DJ Danny. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Lime. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/25, Dzyre, DJ Zuaz. Sat 4/26, X-Side. Thu 5/1, Neil Rose Band. Fri 5/2, Brother Willis. Sat 5/3, Tereta. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/25, Assailants. Tuesdays, open mike with Nicky's Band. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Kevin Conlin. 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 4/25, 6 PM, Elliott (see Spot Check), Matthew, Lewis & Clarke; 10 PM, Phantom Three, Dr. Killbot, Vacation Bible School. Sat 4/26, 4 PM, Dead to Fall (see Spot Check), Shattered Realm, Undying, Remembering Never, King of Clubz; 9 PM, Phenoms, Hentchmen, Mashers, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Sun 4/27, 5 PM, Southside Orphans, Last Annual, Rotten Fruits, PK Dores, First Class. Tue 4/29, 7 PM, Combo #3, Mighty Rime, Pegasus, Last Valley. Wed 4/30, 6 PM, Narcissus, Silverstein, Amongst the Dead, Preacher Gone To Texas; 10 PM, No Doctors, Laundryroom Squelchers, Les Baton Rouge. Thu 5/1, 6 PM, Matics, Shooting Blanks, Imidazole, Explanation; 10 PM, Robust & His Imaginary Friend, Baron Samedi Ecstatic Soul Quintet. Fri 5/2, 6 PM, Duvall, Start, Red Hot Valentines; 10 PM, Ex-Models, Red-Eyed Legends, Racebannon. Sat 5/3, 5 PM, Pelican, Behold the Living Corpse, Bloodhag, Knuckle Dragger, Summer Dying; 10 PM, Civilized Age, Datson Four, Singles. Sun 5/4, 2 PM, Facing Forward, 3-Dimensional Stick Figures, Man Called Sting; 7 PM, Blood Brothers, Akimbo, Since by Man. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 4/26, 10 PM, NRBQ, Riptones. Mon 4/28, 8 PM, Felicia Fields, George Keating, Sean Allan Krill, Susie McMonagle, Keely Vasquez perform at Chicago Singer Spotlight Center Stage. Wed 4/30, 9 PM, Three Bad Jacks. Thu 5/1, Derailers. Fri 5/2, Off Broadway, Spiders, Elephants. Sat 5/3, Los Straitjackets, Bigger Lovers. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 11 PM, DJs spin. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 4/25, 56 Hope Road, Jocelyn Baker. Sat 4/26, Delafields. Fri 5/2, Tumbleweed. Sat 5/3, Cleavers. 847-821-1234.

FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL 2060 N. Cleveland: Saturdays, 9 PM, Chico. 773-935-2060.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 4/25, 9:30 PM, dueling pianos. Sat 5/3, Prairie Surfers. Sun 5/4, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/25, Vapor Eyes, Temp II, Incognito. Sat 4/26, Baby Kage, Donnyboy the Rocker. Wed 4/30, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 5/2, Matt McGaughey Band, Chris Sipos & the Farm Report. Sat 5/3, Genral Patton & His Privates, Heavy Mental. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Sun 4/27, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Mon 4/28, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 4/29, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter hosts a jam session; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 4/30, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 4/25, 9 PM, and Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Mon 4/28, 9 PM, John Mahady & Tom Michael with Beckie Menzie. Tue 4/29, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 4/30, 9 PM, Martha Lorin & Bobby Schiff. 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 4/25, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 773-549-9624.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/25, Harmony Riley, Nope. Sat 4/26, Edward Burch, Stephen Dawson & Diane Christiansen, Riviera, Angie Mead (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ike Reilly. Sat 5/3, Muck Brothers. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 4/30, Nad Navillus performs at U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Mon 4/28, 9 PM, Michael Zapruder & John Vecchiarelli. Thu 5/1, 9 PM, Red Stars Galore. Sat 5/3, 9 PM, Michael Kelsey. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/25, 5:30 PM, Pete Krebs & the Who Now; 10 PM, Dianogah, Pinebender, Pedal Steel Transmission (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.). Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, We Ragazzi, Mercury Program, Strick City. Sun 4/27, 8 PM, Burlesque Tartare with Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. Mon 4/28, 9:30 PM, Sam Henderson. Wed 4/30, 9 PM, Saturday Nights, Changes. Thu 5/1, 9:30 PM, Autumn Leaves, Goldstars, Quasar Wut Wut (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.). Fri 5/2, Silkworm, Chris Fuller. Sat 5/3, 8 and 10 PM, Burlesque Tartare with the Thin Man and DJ Viva La Stace at the late show. Sun 5/4, 3 PM, Anne-Marie Akin (children's show); 8 PM, Chris Mills, Terminal 4. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/25, Running Still, Joe Batters. Sat 4/26, Carly Lapetina Band, Smythe, Friend of Pete. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Thu 5/1, Flow, Something In Between. Sat 5/3, Void Where Prohibited, RU.R, Abe Quigley. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 4/29, 8 PM, Brother El, Opus, Serpiko, DJ Yazi (18 & over). Thu 5/1, 7 and 10:30 PM, Funkadesi. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/25, 4 PM, Halford, Testament, Immortal, Primal Fear, Amon Amarth, Carnal Force, Painmuseum & others (all-ages). Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Richard Thompson (see Critic's Choice), Lynn Miles. Sun 4/27, 9 PM, Tom Cochrane & Red Rider. Mon 4/28, 6:15 PM, Dope, Tapping the Vein, Zug Izland, A.D.D. (all-ages). Thu 5/1, 6:15 PM, Soulfly, E Town Concrete, Sworn Enemy (all-ages). Fri 5/2, 6:15 PM, Project 86, Blamed (all-ages); 11:30 PM, De La Soul, C-Rayz Walz, Nacrobats (18 & over). Sat 5/3, 9 PM, Robert Earl Keen (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 4:30 PM, the Zone. Wed 4/30 and Thu 5/1, 4:30 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

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

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike (singer/songwriter). 773-235-9795.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/25, Lounge Puppets, Triangle Green. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Weed Street Band, Bam Bam Buddha, Jephree & Bush Doktor, Eljaye, Hum-V perform at the Music in America Festival with DJ Soundz, Opie Kuttingham, DJ Structure, DJ Dianna, DJ Stixx, Alan "Baddmixx" Boyd, DJ Dino, D-Jam, DJ Anthony Frantantion, DJ Tempest, and DJ Wonderdog; 11 PM, Rob Base. Thu 5/1, Wayne Healy Band. Fri 5/2, 17th Floor, Miles & Dave Tamkin. Sat 5/3, 8 PM, El Guapo. 312-337-3486.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, live karaoke. 630-325-3732.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: 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, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 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 Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic & industrial dance. 773-665-1110.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. First Saturday of every month, Riviera. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/25, Bric-a-Brac. Fridays, 9 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. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Saturdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx spin hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

LOLA'S 1005 N. Western: Tue 4/29, 9 PM, Misty & the Novice, Absorb, DJ Bobby Conn, DJs Coco La Roc & Champagne James. 773-862-7208.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/25, Bomb, Radio Holiday, Returnables, Messengers. Sat 4/26, Vertical Method, Sober Dozi, Talman Project. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Pete Special, Brother Brother. Tue 4/29, Wendy Morgan. Thu 5/1, Into the Green, Orquesta Ranura. Fri 5/2, 10 PM, Redneck Exorcist, M.O.T.O., Gentlemen Callers. Sat 5/3, 10 PM, ZeroDefekts. Sun 5/4, 9 PM, Millimeters Mercury, Planck Length, Written in the Sand. 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.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar & lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. Wed 4/30, 7:30 PM, Robert Zellinger. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Nitrous Foxide, Tristen. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Phix (Phish tribute), Pudder Project. Tue 4/29, 9 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Wed 4/30, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 5/1, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree hosted by Dixie Bop (no cover). Fri 5/2, 10 PM, Otiel & the Peacemakers, Danglers. Sat 5/3, Old No. 8, First Coat, Leon Chance & the Long Shots. Sun 5/4, 8 PM, Vital Information with Bill Evans. 773-404-9494.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, Margarita Island (Jimmy Buffet tribute; no cover). 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/25, 6:30 PM, Stripping the Pistol, Escape From Earth, Premium, Inept (all-ages). Sat 4/26, 6:45 PM, Subhumans UK, Tossers, Enemies (all-ages). Sun 4/27, 6:30 PM, PXL, Swizzle Tree, Full Range, Amici (all-ages). Wed 4/30, 7 PM, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (see Critic's Choice), Greenhornes, DJ Mother Hubbard (all-ages). Thu 5/1, 6:30 PM, Starstruck, Split Habit, 15 Minutes Late, Off by One (all-ages). Fri 5/2, 9 PM, Watchers, Eternals, Apes, Party of Helicopters, DJ Tainted Love, the Mayor, Disc Jockey CB (18 & over). Sat 5/3, 6:30 PM, Fallout Boy, August Premier, Punchline, Jinxpack (all-ages). Sun 5/4, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Assassins, Tommie Sunshine (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 5/3, 10 PM, Sag Valley Boys. 708-366-8073.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Sat 5/3, Jory Lyle. 847-259-9724.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Anne Harris; 11 PM, Down the Line. Sat 4/26, 8:30 PM, Hot Club of Cowtown. Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Vex, Iconoclast, Jesters (all-ages). Mon 4/28, 7:30 PM, M.O.T.O., Pages, Kenny Howes & the Yeah, New Constitution, M's, Brambles, Abbeys. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul & hip-hop. Wed 4/30, 9 PM, Larry O. Dean, Andrew Geonetta, Erin Jordan, Tristen Shields. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Fri 5/2, 5:30 PM, Antje, Ripley Caine, Heather's Damage, Las Guitarras de Espana (no cover). Sat 5/3, 11 PM, Ether. Sun 5/4, 7 PM, Lucky Ned Peppers, Gnome Attic (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/3, Nicholas Barron. 773-252-1155.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Emetic, Spent, Inspiteofyou, Chapter Seven. Wed 4/30, 9 PM, Random Acts of Violence, Komosayama. Sat 5/3, 10 PM, Torn, Grindbox. 773-794-1317.

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

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Fri 4/25, 7 PM, open mike. 773-235-2757.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Dub Dis, DJ Cojo B (at the "Dare to Dream" Caribbean party). 312-266-7842.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 4/25, Dutchmen, Cheerleader, Hustler, Saltwater Vampires. Sat 4/26, Logic of Elliot, Sullen, Spunji, Rockit Girl. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Fri 5/2, Bear Claw, Meqqa, Generator 9, Stereo Project. Sat 5/3, Ethyline, Woolworthy, Milwaukees, Brian Frazee. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 4/25, 6 PM, Buddha's Belly, Gold So Red, Urban Funk Ordinance, Fixate, Pave the Sun, Euforium, Undermine. Sat 4/26, 5 PM, Autumn War, Lyz, Twenty Spot, Braincage, Low Chain, Index Case, Mental Image, Cradle. Sun 4/27, 5 PM, Aedes, Seedlock, Bloodloss, Lucid Echo, Numb. Sun 5/4, 6 PM, Unloco, Factory 81, Drop, Figure H8 (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W. 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Fri 4/25, Sam Savage. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, and others. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. Fri 5/2, R-Gang. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Five Guys Named Moe. Thu 5/1, 9:30 PM, Smalls. Fri 5/2, 10 PM, Hat Guys. Sat 5/3, 10 PM, Skunk City. 708-388-8881.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Highway, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/25, Tossers, Autumn War Fuse. Sat 4/26, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute), Empyreon Bog. Wed 4/30, Trepidation. Sat 5/3, Motorhead, Asa. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/25, Squared Off, Genral Patton & His Privates, Smear Campaign. Sat 4/26, Smear Campaign, Squared Off. Sun 4/27, Michael Colombia. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 4/30, Mad Tubers. Thu 5/1, Charlie Smith & Erin Hess. Fri 5/2, Shane Train. Sat 5/3, Cocktail Preachers, Von Rippers, Heavies perform at the Mid-Coast Surfers Stomp. Sun 5/4, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PIZZA PALACE 117 Addison, Elmhurst: Sat 5/3, 6 PM, Paul Allodi. 630-834-5900.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/25, live karaoke. Sat 4/26, Cameron McGill & the Go to Sleep Sweeties. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 4/25, Libido Funk Circus. Fri 5/2, Wild Ones. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE MOON 1502 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant. Wed 4/30, 7 PM, Julie Frost ("parents' night out" concert with free babysitting). 847-733-9545.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/26, Gypsy. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/25, Fabulous Frank & Dave. Sat 4/26, Dinner With Strangers. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Lozenge, Service Anxiety, Voltage. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Midstates (see Spot Check), Elvin. Sun 4/27, 8 PM, Milk at Midnight, the Fit, Georges. Mon 4/28, 9 PM, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake (no cover). Tue 4/29, 8 PM, Redline, Stereotyperider, Perfect Panther. Wed 4/30, 8 PM, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Little Billy Catfish. Thu 5/1, 8 PM, 25 Suaves (see Critic's Choice), Easy Action, Tijuana Hercules. Fri 5/2, 9 PM, Jagz, Unstuck. Sat 5/3, 9 PM, Decibators, Paper Bullets, Wadsworth. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/26, Slats, 12 String Program, Stories for Boys. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Tue 4/29, Underdog, Phil Mosberg. Thu 5/1, Resario Focus, Crush Kill Destroy. Sat 5/3, Polkaholics. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10 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; 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Kenny Phelps. 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 5/1, Raw Dawg. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Thursdays, Leddie Garcia, Taylor, Rick Garcia; 10 PM, Battire. Sat 5/3, Ajoite. 312-492-6100.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Menthol, the People, Dolly Varden, Neilson Hubbard, Beatifics, Jonathan Scott perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Asylum Street Spankers; 10 PM, Topaz, Diplomats of Solid Sound. Sun 4/27, 8 PM, and Mon 4/28, 7 PM, Dan Wilson & Mike Doughty (see Spot Check). Mon 4/28, 10 PM, Pete Krebs & the Who Now. Tue 4/29, 7:30 PM, Jeremy & the Millions, Starch Martins, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Florapop, Glowfriends, Ringles, Billy King perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Wed 4/30, 7:30 PM, Tamar Berk, Scott Bennett, Morty Shallman, Elms, Holland, Rolls, Allen Keller, Radial Angel perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Thu 5/1, 9 PM, Happy Apple, Kevin O'Donnell & the National Quartet. Fri 5/2, 7:30 PM, Alan Sparhawk, Haley Bonar & Ifthousands (18 & over); 10 PM, Blanche, Puerto Muerto, Sin Ropas. Sat 5/3, 7 PM, David Garza, Mark Sheehy; 10 PM, Oskar Saville. Sun 5/4, 2:30 PM, John Storms-Rohm (all-ages); 8 PM, Urban Twang, Antje. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/26, Insomnia. 630-372-2900.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 4/27, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/25, Agent 86. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/26, Smokin' Trio. Sat 5/3, Aviva Gibbs. 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.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 5/1, Caribbean Castaways. 312-441-9334.

EL SOMBRERO 1100 S. Elmhurst Rd., Mount Prospect: Fri 5/2, 10 PM, Paul Allodi, John Metzger. Sat 5/3, 10 PM, David Bruce. Sun 5/4, 9 PM, Group du Jour. 847-364-0030.

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

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 4/25, 9 PM, Matt Pond PA, Bitter Bitter Weeks, Lefty's Deceiver, Millions. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Opus, Darkstar, Nacrobats, Organic Mind Unit, Weird Science, Candiamore, DJ Knowone. Sun 4/27, June Panic, Clyde Federal. Wed 4/30, 9:30 PM, Remedy. Thu 5/1, Baseball Furies, Blow Tops, Strangers. Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Outrageous Cherry, Grip Weeds, Three-4-Tens, Singles, Lackloves, Telepathic Butterflies, Datson Four perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Sat 5/3, 1 PM, Violet Time, Cherry Blossom Clinic, Wonderdrug, Oohs, Herb Eimerman, CJ Grogan, Velvet, Pop Project perform as part of International Pop Overthrow; 9:30 PM, Oro, Lanterna, Charles Kim, Babymaster (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.). 773-278-6600.

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

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Next Door Nicks, Cook County Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jeff Morrison & Friends (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. Sat 5/3, 10 PM, Dang (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner, Jen Cass Barnes, Dave Sills, Greg Wood & Jupiter Sunrise. Sat 4/26, 6 PM, Dave Boutette, Tim Monger, Pete Krebs, Speechwriters LLC. Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Hal Hixson, Julie Frost, Eric Nassau. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 4/29, 8 PM, Maery Lanahan. Wed 4/30, 8 PM, Brad Peterson, Carey Ott, John Pirrucello. Thu 5/1, 8 PM, Sam Shaber. Fri 5/2, 6:30 PM, Twang Bang, Example: None, Christopher Williams. Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Carmin Turco. Sun 5/4, 7 PM, Leina-ala & Lani, Kate Schrock, Mike Plishka. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, live karaoke. Sat 5/3, SMP, Manufactura, Mind Flux Funeral. 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, 8 PM, Miga; 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Fri 4/25, Daniel Roughan & the B-Sides. 773-871-7799.

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.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/25, Gizzae. Sat 4/26, Aswah Greggori, Zeleke. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 4/28, Cosmic Slop. 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 10 PM. Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Off Broadway, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Homunculus, Filament Circus Sound. Sun 4/27, 1 PM, Roscoe Project, Starclock, Darby Jones, Bradburys, Diginova, Yellow Second, Homunculus, Annette Summersett perform as part of International Pop Overthrow; 7:30 PM, Swizzlesticks, Leisure McCorkle, Eugene Edwards Band, Ruth Buzzy, Tearaways, Mike Shupp, Radio Hour perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Mondays, 11 PM, live karaoke. Tue 4/29, 8 PM, Skinvent, Turnstyles, Father Grundy. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Forty Piece Choir. Thu 5/1, 9 PM, Broken Grass, Speargrass. Fri 5/2, 9 PM, J. Davis Trio, Starcandy. Sat 5/3, 9 PM, Three Minute Mile, Humpback Wail, Jonathan Kuss, Frank Tribes. Sundays, 9 PM, Gary Stier. 773-929-1300.

Dance

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays. Saturdays, 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. Last Sunday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Samnation, DJ Chester. 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. Thursdays, 10 PM, Heather Doble. 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, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons, Andre Harris. Tuesdays, DJ Silver. Wednesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Sadar, DJ Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. 773-278-5785.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJ D Double, DJ Artek spin reggae, hip-hop, and soul. Sat 4/26, DJ Lego. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage, and indie rock. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin & guests spin techno. Wed 4/30, Influx Datum, Snuggles, Slak, DJ Carbide. Thu 5/1, Derrick Carter, Szmurlo & Sanchez, Chris Gin. 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. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 312-475-9800.

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

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

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: 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. Sat 4/26, 6 PM, Latin Soul hosts a benefit show with Veronica Zaid, Monique Green, Miss Noel, Pingui & Virgil Robertson for Linx Young Men's Program; 10 PM, DJ Kimberly S. 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: Saturdays, 6 PM-3 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJs spin; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 312-397-0600.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. 773-388-1877.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sundays, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum & bass, bossa nova & Afro-beat. 773-528-2220.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/28, DJ Tom Windish, DJ Dumb American, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

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

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

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

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 11 PM, Ron Troupe & Shaun T. spin house. Saturdays, 6 PM, Malik Shabazz & Beto Roxx spin hip-hop, house, and R&B. 773-235-5700.

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 Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. 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: Saturdays, 7 PM-3 AM, Sundays, 8 PM-2 AM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 773-252-4090.

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

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. Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/25, 11 PM, Timo Maas (see Critic's Choice), Justin Long, John Curley (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); patio open all season. Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins, with fortune tellers. Thursdays, DJ Axis spins hip-hop, rock, and new wave. 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.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host Sassy Sundays with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb & Pharris Thomas. 312-337-3486.

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.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 5/3, 11 PM, Advent, Mike Dearborn, Steve Rachmad, Rino Cerrone, Mani, Josh Werner, Marko Katic (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs 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.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, Club Babalou DJs spin. 312-427-2572.

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.

ORLY'S 55th and South Hyde Park: Saturdays, DJ Stoney. 773-638-2469.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo (DJ Matt Wells spins in the Yow Bar). Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Solange spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Nandi 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: Last Saturday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Burak spins Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin, Euro, and Persian dance music. 773-381-7171.

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

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

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 4/25, the Three Chairs with Moodyman, Theo Parrish, and Rick Wilhite, Marcellus Pittman. Sat 4/26, Miles Maeda, Marc Buxton. Sundays, DJ Erin, DJ Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Thu 5/1, Tim Xavier, Gabriel Palomo, Zachary Lubin. Fri 5/2, Dayhota, Alena. Sat 5/3, John Acquaviva. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: Sun 4/27, Nicola Conte. 312-226-7600.

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. 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, DJ Goose, Ronnie G., DJ Abyss. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. 312-587-8779.

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

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

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays) Last Friday of every month, Bear Who?, DJ Lego, Julio Bishop, DJ Matty, Chris Quinn. Saturdays, Harry the Blade, DJ Tobias. Wednesdays, Justin Reed, DJ Solace spin Brazilian and Latin house. Thursdays, Shaka 23. 312-223-9232.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Saturdays, DJ Vic, DJ Isaac. Tuesdays, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, Psycho Bitch, Nick Cam Cam, DJ Taso, DJ Danny Boy. 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. Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. 312-491-9729.

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, 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 Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/25, W.I.T., Larry Tee, Ryan Bedlam, Pier Novokov spin electroclash, Mike Z, DJ Spin. Sat 4/26, Tyrant, Lee Burridge, Craig Richards. Mondays, DJ Theory, DJ Structure. Fri 5/2, DJs spin hip-hop, Latin, and pop. Sat 5/3, Armin Van Burren, Dan Efex. 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 Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM 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. 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 4/25, Roy Davis Jr. Fri 5/2, Kenny Dope, DJ Jazzy Jeff. 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

JENNIFER ARMSTRONG Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

ANDREW CALHOUN, SUSAN MCCLELLAND Sat 5/3, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

DAVID DAVIS & THE WARRIOR RIVER BOYS Fri 5/2, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

KAT EGGLESTON performs at a wine tasting hosted by Viva le Vine. Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-247-0004.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE Wed 4/30, 8 PM, St. Mark's, 1509 Ridge, Evanston. 847-784-6739.

MERLE HAGGARD See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

TOM HENRY Free in-store performance. Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BILLY J IVERS & LONESOME CITY BLUEGRASS BAND Wed 4/30, 8:30 PM, Claus's, 2159 W. Addison. 773-472-6160.

ALVIN McGOVERN, CHRIS McINTOSH, RAY SEFFER, TOM LAKARS, DAN PERRIN, ERIC LUGOSCH, DAVE MARTIN, JANO, CHRISTINE GAYLORD & JOE WADZ, MICHAEL MILES, JEFFREY HEDQUIST, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, JOE HICKERSON, SUZANE BUIRGY, TOM DUNDEE and musicians of the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale perform at a benefit for the Earth Harmony Fund. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 630-323-2885.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND All-ages. Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035, ext. 20.

BILL MILLER Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

PATT & POSSUM perform at a barn dance with caller Bill Sudkamp. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. Mon 4/28, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

TOM PAXTON Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 11th. 773-779-7059 or 773-445-3838.

UTAH PHILLIPS Sold out. Sun 5/4, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN RENBOURN & JACQUI McSHEE, JOHN WILLIAMS & DENNIS CAHILL Sat 5/3, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SUSAN WERNER & LUCY KAPLANSKY Sun 4/27, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN WILLIAMS, CHIRPS SMITH, DOT KENT & FRIENDS, MICHAEL JONES & JAMIE LOU Free admission. Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University. 773-702-8289.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 4/28, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, Big John, DJ Sux. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/2, Urban Djin. 773-384-2547.

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 4/25, 9:30 PM, Clan na Gael. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Another Pint. Sun 4/27, 4-7 PM, John Dillon performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Fri 5/2, 9:30 PM, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. Sat 5/3, 10 PM, Week Back. 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: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Salthill Mines. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/25, Dalriada. Sat 4/26, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W. 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/26, Andrew Calhoun. Sat 5/3, Patty Stevenson & Craig Siemsen. 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. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. Sun 5/4, Granary Girls. 847-949-5355.

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

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

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. Wednesdays, Irish session. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/28, 8 PM, Jim DeWan & friends (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MITCHELL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston: Thu 5/1, Al Jewer. 847-328-4292.

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: Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 4/27, 3:30 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Al Day. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 4/25, Terry Vittone & Rob Anderlik. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Old Time Dance Party with caller Marianne Mohrhusen. Fri 5/2, Dave Crossland. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

JERRY BUTLER, BEN E. KING, GENE CHANDLER, LLOYD PRICE Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DOWN TO THE BONE, MINDI ABAIR Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

GOSPELFEST features Lewis University student performers. Free admission. Sat 4/26, 5 PM, Sancta Alberta Chapel, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

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.

EAMOT RASUN Free concert with pianist Harunobu Tsuchida and discussion with Caleb Dube. Fri 5/2, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

VOICES OF THE WORLD Free gospel concert. Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

WHEATON COLLEGE GOSPEL CHOIR Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis. 312-642-6805.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Fri 5/2, and Sat 5/3, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/29, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. Tue 4/29, Vino Louden Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 5/2, and Sat 5/3, 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 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. Sun 4/27, Slam Allen. Mon 4/28, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/29, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 4/30, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Thu 5/1, Larry Garner & the Baby Blue Band. Fri 5/2 and Sat 5/3, Kinsey Report. 773-528-1012.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 5/4, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. 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 4/25, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9 PM, Kinsey Report, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 4/26, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Carl Weathersby. Sun 4/27, Phil Guy. Mon 4/28, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 4/29, Joanna Connor. Wed 4/30, Joel Paterson. Thu 5/1, Jimmy Johnson. Fri 5/2, 5:30 PM, Jake La Botz; 9 PM, Larry McCray, Carlos Johnson. Sat 5/3, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Cafer & B, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/26, Lurrie Bell. 773-384-2547.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/25, Jody Williams. Sat 4/26, Ana Popovic. 630-513-0074.

CLARK'S LOUNGE 3245 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Sundays, 9:30 PM, AC blues jam. 847-662-3020.

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

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning (no cover). 630-790-4878.

CUZINS PUB & EATERY 17704 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park: Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-633-1144.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/26, Madman Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Conner Scanlon, Charlie Noel. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Otis Clay. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 4/26, 9 PM, E.C. Scott. 630-416-4898.

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.

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 4/26, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/29, 8:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 5/3, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. 708-484-3610.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fridays, Ken Saydak. Saturdays, Professor John. 773-477-7818.

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 4/25, 10 PM, Roy Hytower. Sun 4/27, 9:30 PM, Rockin' Johnny. Mon 4/28, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Wed 4/30, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/26, Vini & the Demons. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, 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 5/1, Billy Branch (live radio broadcast). Fri 5/2 and Sat 5/3, John Primer, Kid Dynamite with Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

MARTY'S BAR & GRILL 19931 S. Wolf, Mokena: Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-478-0771.

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Dain Brammage. Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/26, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

NOLA'S 32ND WARD SEAFOOD HOUSE 1856 W. North: Thursdays, 8 PM, Professor John & His Band (no cover). 773-395-4300.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Wed 4/30, Wailin' Walter Duo. Fri 5/2, 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. Sat 4/26, Mississippi Heat. Wed 4/30, Dave Weld & Jeff Taylor. Sat 5/3, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 4/30, Expresso. 773-276-9730.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/25, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sat 4/26, A.C. Reed. Sun 4/27, Vini & the Demons host the open jam. Wed 4/30, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted (no cover). Fri 5/2, Marty Sammon. Sat 5/3, Jimmy Johnson. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 4/25, Lurrie Bell, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Sat 4/26, Honeyboy Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Tuesdays, Fri 5/2, and Sat 5/3, 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.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 4/29, Greg Rockingham. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/26, Bumblebee Bob. Fri 5/2, Nigel Mack & the Blue Attack. Sat 5/3, Joanna Connor. 847-991-2150.

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliott Taggart. 312-266-7761.

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

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

Jazz

Concerts

JASON AJEMIAN & MATT KROENING, GREY GHOST Sat 4/26, 9 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK with Jarek Bester & others; see Critic's Choice. A preconcert reception with music by the Polish Highlanders starts at 6 PM. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK & PAULINHO GARCIA See Critic's Choice; free concert. Tue 4/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 5/4, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CLASSICAL JAZZ QUARTET, KENNY BARRON'S CANTA BRASIL Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ELAINE DAME Free concert. Fri 4/25, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

KURT ELLING & THE LAURENCE HOBGOOD TRIO, JEANNIE TANNER QUINTET Thu 5/1, 7 and 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TIM HAGENS & RICK MARGITZA with the Elgin Community College Jazz Ensemble. Mon 4/28, 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

JUST 4 KICKS, TAKE ONE perform at the Niles North Vocal Jazz Festival. Tue 4/29, 8 PM, auditorium, Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler, Skokie. 847-626-2122.

MIKE KNAUF QUARTET performs at the Chef's Showcase Jazz Brunch and benefit for the Woodstock Mozart Festival. Sun 4/27, 11 AM-2 PM, McHenry County College, Lucas & Rte. 14, Crystal Lake. 847-497-3269.

LAUNDRYROOM SQUELCHERS No cover. Wed 4/30, 8:45 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

URS LEIMGRUBER/JACQUES DEMIERRE/BARRE PHILIPS TRIO Free concert. Sat 5/3, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert under the direction of Dr. Robert Holst. Wed 4/30, 3 PM, Ives Recital Hall, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University,

Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 5/2, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHORUS Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

MORTON COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 5/4, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

EVAN PARKER & JOE MCPHEE See Critic's Choice; free concert. Sat 4/26, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/25, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 4/30, noon, Steve Sandner. 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 5/2, 5 and 9 PM, and Sat 5/3, 6 and 9:30 PM, Women of Southport Festival with April Alosio, Eden Atwood, Alexandra Billings, Katherine Davis, Eugenia Elliott, Martha Lorin, Susan May, Christiana Moffa, Joanie Pallatto, and Linda Tate. 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 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Bobby Lewis. Sun 4/27 through Sat 5/3, Natalie Yokley. Sun 5/4, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 4/25, Tricia Grennan. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 4/30, John Mose Trio. 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 4/29, 8 PM, Al Keeler. Fri 5/2, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 430 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Sun 5/4, 2 PM, Bob Long & Barry Winograd (benefit for WDCB). 630-942-4200.

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

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/25, Michael Zerang. Sat 4/26, Tatsu Aoki with Ed Wilkerson Jr. & Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Two of Us. Sun 4/27, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

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; no cover. Fri 4/25, Bob Davis. Thu 5/1 and Fri 5/2, Bob Davis Trio. Sat 5/3, Ed Coward 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.

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

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 8 PM, the Truth. 773-235-5700.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Manring/McGill/Stevens. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Alexander von Schlippenbach (Thelonious Monk tribute), Paul Lytton with Ken Vandermark & Joe McPhee (see Critic's Choice). Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Evan Parker Trio (see Critic's Choice), Daniele D'Agaro Quartet (see Critic's Choice), Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. Wed 4/30, 10 PM, Brian Dibblee Trio, Brian Dibblee & Ken Vandermark. 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 4/27, 6 PM, Brienn Perry Orchestra. Tue 4/29, 7 PM, In the Loop, New Deal (no cover). 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 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 5/1, Kelly Brand Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 4/28, Next Step. 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 4/25, Petropoulos Organ Quartet. Sat 4/26, Kristi Merideth Quartet. Wed 4/30, Hinda Hoffman Trio. 773-262-5767.

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

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Nick Alvarez Quartet. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Matt Santos. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/25, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Agave. Sat 4/26, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. Sun 4/27, Bob Centano Quartet. Tue 4/29, 6 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thu 5/1, 8 PM, William Garcia Quartet. Fri 5/2, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 5/3, Jesse William's Ultimate Touch Band. 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph. Fri 4/25, 9 PM, and Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Jim Trompeter Quintet with Tim Hagens & Rick Margitza. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/27, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (tribute to Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald). 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 5/2, 9 PM, and Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Ryan Cohan

Quartet with Bob Sheppard. 773-878-5552.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Savoir Faire. 312-627-0409.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan, Kevin O'Donnell & le Qualite Cinq with Kelly Hogan, Les Yeux Noirs. Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira. 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 4/27, 10 PM, Subliminal 3. 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 4/25 through Sun 4/27, Ira Sullivan Quartet (4/25 with Faculty Jazz Ensemble of Michigan State University). Tue 4/29 through Sun 5/4, Eric Alexander Quintet. 312-670-2473.

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 4/25, 10 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Mon 4/28, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tue 4/29, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Clark Sommers & Mike Schlick with Selina Baker. 773-348-7592.

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

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

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 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 4/30, 7 PM, Mike Louie Trio. 630-446-4001.

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Doug Rosenberg Trio. 630-904-7401.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). 630-325-2900.

MULLIGAN'S CAFE 7644 N. Sheridan: Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Neshama (sit-ins welcome). 773-743-7855.

MYOPIC BOOKS 1468 N. Milwaukee: Music starts at 7:30; no cover charge. Tue 4/29, Jim Baker. 773-862-4882.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 4/27, noon, Northwestern University Jazz Combos, Northwestern University Jazz Quintet. Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Howard Fishman Quartet. 847-869-0450.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 4/27, Chris Barnhardt, Neil Alger Duo. Mondays, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 4/29, Frank Portolese. Wed 4/30, JoAnn Daugherty. 312-787-9596.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 4/27, 4 PM, East West Band with William Perry, Greg Ward, Tatsu Aoki & Nori Tanaka. 773-743-3355.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Savoir Faire. 773-235-2757.

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

NORTON'S 1905 Sheridan, Highland Park: Sat 5/3, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-432-3287.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Mondays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Nan Mason. Wednesdays, open mike. 312-527-1010.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio with Deane Myers & Keith Brady. 312-787-2200.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music at 8:30 PM in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning with Eric Remschneider, Mike Jeffers, and Chris White. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wed 4/30, Bobby Broom Trio. Sat 5/3, Howard Fishman Quartet. 847-328-0399.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Dragons 1976. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM weeknights, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/25, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 4/26, BMR4. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique & Dale Prasco (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble Quartet. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, Ryan Cohan Quartet, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 5/2, 6 PM, Jack Crofoot; 9 PM, Jeannie Tanner Quartet. Sat 5/3, Rachel Charson Quintet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/26, Dave Gordon Trio. Tue 4/29, Mark Madsen. 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 4/25, 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 PEPPER LOUNGE 428 E. 87th: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Snatch, Inc. 773-873-5700.

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

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 5/4, 7 PM, 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 4/25, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 4/26, Bill Peterson & Dan Delorenzo. Sun 4/27, 11 AM, Bill Peterson. 312-787-9596.

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

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

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

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

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 4/25, Ed Wilkerson/Nicole Mitchell Quartet. Sat 4/26, William Perry Explosion Ensemble with Greg Ward, Billy Brimfield, Vincent Davis, and Karl E.H. Seigfried. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Tue 4/29 and Wed 4/30, Billy Bang Quintet. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 5/1, New Horizons. Fri 5/2 and Sat 5/3, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. 312-791-9050.

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

International

Concerts

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK with Jarek Bester & others; see Critic's Choice. A preconcert reception with music by the Polish Highlanders starts at 6 PM. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BANDULA perform at the 4th annual Chicago Children's World Music Festival. Sat 5/3, 6 PM, Roberto Clemente Community Academy Auditorium, 1147 N. Western. 312-733-7330, ext. 481.

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB, AUSTRIAN MIXED CHORUS Sun 4/27, 3 PM, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-534-3680 or 773-631-8274.

GORAN IVANOVIC & FAREED HAQUE Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

NERMIN KAYGUSUZ, ISSA BOULOS, AND MARTIN STOKES perform music of the 19th-century Ottoman court in a free recital. Thu 5/1, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

LINGUA MUSICA Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-626-9385.

LIRA ENSEMBLE, CUERDAS CLASICAS Free concert in celebration of Polish Constitution Day and Cinco de Mayo. Sun 5/4, 3 PM, St. Richard's Church, 5032 S. Kostner. 773-539-4900 or 773-585-1221.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN, FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN perfom under the direction of I.M. Harjito; free admission. Sun 5/4, 4 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

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 Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-266-1944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo (benefit for Jane Addams Northside Family Literacy Program; call 312-906-8600, ext. 165, for more information). Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Feria of Seville!, Azucena Vega (18 & over). Fri 5/2, 9 PM, Antibalas, Yerba Buena. Sat 5/3, 11 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/2, Las Guitarras de Espana. 847-328-0399.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/2, Havana. 773-276-9730.

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Luis Badillo, Edgar Solorzano no cover. 312-421-8164.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 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

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO (Handel, Lully, Rathgeber). Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 312-409-7874.

ARTEMIS SINGERS perform Diane Benjamin's Where I Live: A Breast Cancer Oratorio. Sat 5/3, 7:30 PM, St. Patrick Performing Arts Centre, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-764-4465.

ASBURY BRASS QUARTET (Handel, Bach, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Jevtic, Debussy, Ravel, Bernstein, Gershwin, and others). Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts Guillaume Du Fay's Missa ave regina coelorum. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Road, Lisle. Sun 4/27, 7:30 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. 312-461-0723.

CAMERON CARPENTER organ. Sat 5/3, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 324 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-383-4983.

SAORI CHIBA AND VINCENT P. SKOWRONSKI piano and violin, in a free concert (Couperin, Barber, Mozart, Vieuxtemps, Schumann, Cui, Korngold). Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Mather Place of Wilmette, 2801 Old Glenview, Wilmette. 847-256-9567.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND Colin Holman conducts a free concert (Hohne, Geehl, Rossini, Respighi, and others). Sun 5/4, 2 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-236-4548.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with the Chicago Theatre Company (Stravinsky, Hindemith, Mozart). Sun 4/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. Mon 4/28, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with trumpeter Robert Allison in a free concert (Mozart, Oxenvad, Harvey). Sun 5/4, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE CONSERVATORY in a free performance of Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, and Sun 4/27, 2 PM, O'Malley Theatre, Roosevelt University, 431 S. Wabash. 312-341-3719.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS WIND ENSEMBLE Stephen Squires conducts a free concert (Stravinsky, Hindemith, Hahn, Benson). Wed 4/30, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-4337.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Emmanuelle Haim conducts Handel's Agrippina. See Critic's Choice. Wed 4/30 and Fri 5/2, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/4, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414 or 312-902-1500.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Lang Lang (Mendelssohn, Bruckner). Tue 4/29, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Ilya Gringolts (Mendelssohn, Bruckner). Thu 5/1, 8 PM, Fri 5/2, 1:30 PM, and Sat 5/3, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with baritone Andreas Schmidt (Schoenberg, Mahler, R. Strauss). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Duain Wolfe conducts music of Aaron Copland in a children's concert. Sat 4/26, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Humperdinck, Kodaly, Britten, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky). Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT HONORS RECITAL Free admission. Mon 4/28, 6 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS in a new-music progam (Tuur, Harvey, Primosch, Seeger). Sun 4/27, 5 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

CUBE with baritone Bruce Hall (Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Krenek, Neuwirth). Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

CYPRESS STRING QUARTET with pianist Jennifer Higdon (Ravel, Debussy, Higdon). Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY VOCAL STUDENTS in free concert of American composers (Floyd, Moore, Bernstein, Copland, Glass, Ives, Barber, and others). Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Donald DeRoche conducts a program of American music (Copland, Bernstein, Westerberg). Free admission. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Rodney Dorsey conducts a free program of American music (Copland, Brooks, McAllister, Maggio). Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, mezzo-soprano Karen Brunssen, University of Chicago choirs, and the Elgin Choral Union (Mahler, Symphony no. 2). Fri 5/2, 8:30 PM, Sat 5/3, 8 PM, and Sun 5/4, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/25, 12:10 PM, guitarist Laura Knight and flutist Stephanie Pedretti. Fri 5/2, 12:10 PM, Trio Lydia. 312-787-4570.

FULCRUM POINT (Weill, Krasa, Hartmann, Gruber, Zorn). Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 773-722-5463.

JULIE GOLDBERG guitar. Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

LYDIA HONG AND CHRISTINE KIM violin and piano, with pianist Milana Pavchininskaya in a free recital (Debussy, Ravel, Beethoven, Brahms). Mon 4/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Hal Grossman and flutists Cynthia Fudala and Beth Bryngelson (Prokofiev, Bach, Dvorak). Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 708-481-7774.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, COLLEGE CHORUS, AND A CAPPELLA CHOIR Jamie Schmidt and Kirk-Evan Billet conduct a free concert. Tue 4/29, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

CHRISTOPHER LORIMER tenor, in a free recital of American music (Barber, Griffes, Lorimer, Thomas). Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with percussionist Michael Burritt (Schwantner, Holst, Bernstein). Sat 5/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-926-9898.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS YOUNGER ORCHESTRAS (Berlioz, Haydn, Mozart, Prokofiev). Sat 5/3, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-926-9898.

OLLI MUSTONEN piano (Bach/Busoni, Hindemith, Prokofiev). Sun 5/4, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR Timothy Woods, conductor, with the Niles Chamber Strings (Mozart, Rutter, Lloyd Webber). Sun 4/27, 4 PM, Mary Seat of Wisdom Church, 920 Granville, Park Ridge. 847-965-3155.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, WOMEN'S CHORUS, CHAMBER SINGERS, AND OTHERS Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5750 or 773-244-5567.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tom Zelle, conductor. Fri 5/2, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5750 or 773-244-5567.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Paul Vermel, conductor, with bassoonist Elizabeth Schurgin in an all-ages concert (Schubert, Weber, Copland). Sun 5/4, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with pianist Michael Chertock (Chopin, Grainger, Beethoven). Sun 5/4, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Lawrence Stoffel conducts a family concert (Sousa, Ticheli, Turina, Whitacre). Sun 4/27, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-965-6544.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian conducts a free concert (Herold, Mendelssohn, Franceschini, Dvorak, Weber, Donizetti, Puccini, Sieczynski, and others). Sun 5/4, 3 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8863.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with flutist Lindsey Goodman (Martinu, Faure, Bernstein, Mozart). Thu 5/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Dukas, Sweelinck, Mertl, Surinach). Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

URSULA OPPENS piano (Carter, Nancarrow, Rzewski, Leon). Wed 4/30, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260. Fri 5/2, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS perform music of Donald Draganski and others in a free concert. Sun 4/27, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-442-4978.

QUINTET ATTACCA (Cambini, Ravel, Hindemith, Ligeti, D'Rivera). Sun 5/4, 4 PM, private residence, call for location. 773-442-4978.

GERARDO RIBEIRO AND YUAN-QING YU violins, with pianist Tatyana Stepanova (Moszkowski, Prokofiev, Wieniawski, Leclair, Spohr, Bartok). Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SERAPHIN QUARTET (Mozart, Beethoven, Faure). Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SOPHIE SHAO AND BENJAMIN HOCHMAN cello and piano. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SLIP KNOT Workshop production of T.J. Anderson's new opera. Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Levere Chapel, Northwestern University, 1856 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL CHOIR Roz Ebstein, conductor, with youth artists from Chicago Opera Theater in a Holocaust Remembrance Day program. Free admission. Tue 4/29, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane conducts music of Richard Rodgers. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with oboist Alex Klein, sopranos Nancy Pifer and Patricia Hurd, and mezzo-soprano Deborah Guscott (Vaughan Williams, Bach, R. Strauss). Sun 5/4, 3:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

NATALIA SZADKOWSKA violin, with others. Sat 4/26, 6 PM, Polish Women's Alliance of America, 205 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. 847-384-1200.

TALLIS SCHOLARS Peter Phillips, conductor (Parsons, Byrd, White, Tallis). Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

CONRAD TAO AND ERICA HUDSON piano and violin, in a free concert. Sun 5/4, 3 PM, Petty Auditorium, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

THAVIU-ISAAK ENDOWED PIANO SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Free admission. Sat 5/3, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND WIND ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert and Wayne G. Gordon conduct a family concert (Kapilow, Caillet, Copland, Hague, Ives, Holsinger). Sat 5/3, 4 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CHOIR AND ACANTHUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Michael J. Anderson and Robert Kaminskas conduct a free concert (Rutter, Tot, Bizet, R. Strauss, Smetana). Fri 5/2, 8 PM, Notre Dame Church of Chicago, 1336 W. Flournoy. 312-996-8744.

VOX CAELESTIS Paul Carey, conductor (Debussy, Weelke, Larsen, Walker). Sat 5/3, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter, Downers Grove. Sun 5/4, 3 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 630-375-7709.

AKIRA WAKABAYASHI piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky). Wed 4/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND FESTIVAL CHORUS Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Mozart, Paganini). Sun 4/27, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Delta David Gier, conductor. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

YOUNG NAPERVILLE SINGERS (Bach, Handel, Britten, Chilcott, Applebaum, Dilworth). Sun 5/4, 6:30 PM, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark. 630-369-9679.

Fairs & Festivals

ROCKIN' DE MAYO Elston and Division: Fri 5/2, 4-10 PM, Flaming Lips, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra. Sat 5/3, 4-10 PM, Gin Blossoms, Cracker, Waco Brothers, Giant Step. 773-777-1700, 773-791-1809, or 312-415-1516.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLKLORE SOCIETY ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC Sat 5/3, 11 AM-7 PM, Hutchinson Courtyard, University of Chicago, 57th and University. 773-702-9793.

Miscellaneous

BINDER MEMORIAL CONCERT Lewis University alumni and community members perform in a tribute to Dr. Daniel and Phyllis Binder; free admission. Sat 5/3, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

MICHAEL BURRITT percussion, with the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra. Sat 5/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS performs selections from its spring revue "Just a Little Song and Dance." Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DIA DEL NINO Children's music and dance groups perform. Sun 5/4, noon-4 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

JELLYEYE DRUM THEATRE Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

KIDS FARE Children's concert and discussion entitled "Powerful Pipes: Music for Organ, Brass, and Voice." Sat 4/26, 10:30 AM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 4/25, Conneaut Lake High School Junior and Senior Marching Band. Tue 4/29, Ultimate Dance Ensemble. Wed 4/30, Chicago Bar Association Vocal Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

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