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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AEROSMITH, KISS, SALIVA Fri 9/26, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

AFI, HOT WATER MUSIC, BLEEDING THROUGH All-ages. Sun 10/5, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

MARSHALL ALLEN, MICHAEL GIBBONS perform at a screening of films by James Harrar. Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Ferguson Theater, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

A.N.I.M.A.L., CABRITO VUDU, ROD LEVARIO perform at Aztlan Fest. Thu 10/2, 7 PM, SMC Hall, 1640 N. Pulaski. 773-983-0207 or 773-339-8020.

BEATLEMANIA Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

DAVID BEHRMAN with Fred Lonberg-Holm. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617.

BRUJERIA, GARROBOS, ALMALAFA, SEIS PISTOS, SHRED, MONOSPIT, KARDOID Thu 10/2, 6:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

IRVING & RAGINA BUNTON with Judith Arleen Mitchell & Crystal White. Sun 9/28, 4 PM, University Church, 5655 S. University. 773-363-8142.

CAEDMON'S CALL, GINNY OWENS, PAUL WRIGHT Fri 10/3, 7 PM, Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day, Deerfield. 630-833-3733.

CALEXICO See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Thu 10/2, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

CELLS Free concert. Fri 10/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CRYSTAL VISION Free in-store performance. Fri 10/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DADA, GOLDSTARS All-ages. Sat 9/27, 7:30 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-604-2234.

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, MXPX, BRAND NEW, PIEBALD Sold out. Fri 10/3, 6:45 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

RICK DERRINGER Fri 9/26, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

DIRECT FROM VEGAS: A TRIBUTE TO THE RAT PACK Steve Apple, Gary Corsello, and Lonnie Parlor perform in a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. Sat 10/4, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

FRIENDS FOREVER, METALUXX, LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS, POD BLOTZ, WINTER CAROUSEL See Critic's Choice. Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY with Ciaran Sheehan, Fiona Murphy, Eily O'Grady. Sat 10/4, 7:30 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-792-2377 or 773-763-1416.

FRUIT BATS, BAGPIPES AND DRUMS OF THE EMERALD SOCIETY, ACROSS THE WATER, DALRIADA perform at a benefit to raise reward money to catch the killer of Barry Cunnane. Sun 10/5, 3-9 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

FUEL Free in-store performance. Sat 9/27, 7:30 PM, Best Buy, 7401 W. Lemont. 312-988-4067.

PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE performs the sound track to Koyaanisqatsi at a screening of the film. Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way: A Tribute to the Man and His Music" (Frank Sinatra tribute). Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, NBC Tower, 455 Cityfront Plaza. 312-222-1188.

HOT HOT HEAT, FRENCH KICKS, IMA ROBOT All-ages. Fri 10/3, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LIGHTNING BOLT, COUGHS, NECRONOMITRON Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer. 773-620-6131.

LOWEN & NAVARRO, EDDIE FROM OHIO 18 & over. Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

STEPHEN LYNCH All-ages. Sat 10/4, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MAZE WITH FRANKIE BEVERLY Fri 10/3, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MIDNIGHT CIRCUS performs The Flower Thieves. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Sun 9/28, 2 PM, Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, 8 PM, and Sun 10/5, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Fri 10/3, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Sat 10/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MARY KAY NOTTER Free in-store performance. Fri 10/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

PRESTON KLIK RITUAL Fri 10/3, 8:18 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

R.E.M., SPARKLEHORSE Fri 9/26, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

JUSTIN C. ROUNDS, PHIL WENSTRAND Wed 10/1, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

SPIDER SALOFF with organist Jay Warren accompany the silent film Wings. Sun 9/28, 2 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-892-8136.

SCARECROW GARDEN, REMEMBER THE TIGER TALES Fri 10/3, 9:30 PM, Wheaton Grand Theater, 123 Hale, Wheaton. 630-221-0667.

THE SEA AND CAKE, NATIONAL TRUST All-ages. Sun 10/5, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600.

MARGERY SNYDER & WHITMAN MCGOWAN Sun 9/28, 5 PM, Las Manos Gallery, 5220 N. Clark. 773-728-8910.

SONOSCAPE [MOVEMENT NO. 1] Audio/video installation with music by Atropa, Telefon Tel Aviv, String Theory, Miles Tilmann, Koutaro Fukui, Solow; video performances by Sean Capone, Jeffers Egan, Peter Gogarty, Christian Matts; and dance by Lucky Plush Productions. Fri 9/26, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PAT TRAVERS Sat 9/27, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

WANDERING ENDORPHIN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

WE COULD GO ON SINGING: A MUSICAL FEAST CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF AMERICAN POPULAR SONG with Julie Wilson, Audrey Morris, Sharon Carlson, Jennifer Chada, Joan Curto, Matt Davis, Elizabeth Doyle, Pamela Sue Fox, Kari Howard, Cory Jamison, Rob Lindley, Nan Mason, KT McCammond, Tom Michael, Roberta Miles & others. Sat 9/27, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-409-3106.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Ike Reilly, Bottletones, Celestial Static. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Mates of State (see Critic's Choice), Hawnay Troof, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Victory at Sea (18 & over). Thu 10/2, 9 PM, Pearlene, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Audreys. Fri 10/3, 9:30 PM, Big Wu, Recipe (18 & over). Sat 10/4, 7 PM, Split Lip Rayfield, Slobberbone (18 & over); 11:30 PM, Papa M, Rabbit Rabbit, Entrance. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. 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, DJ Rozco, Pat B. Tuesdays, Pat B. 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). 847-397-3100.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, DJ Rodney B. 847-717-6759.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Rebecca F., Istvan & His Imaginary Band, Kringle. Sat 9/27, Powerknobs, Gidgets Ga Ga. First Sunday of every month, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Pat McCurdy. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Six Strings Down. Wed 10/1, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). First Friday of every month, 8:30 PM, 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 at 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Left Setter, Velvet Sun, Vodka Moxie, 420. Sat 9/27, Beerzone, Last Target, Son of John Doe, Reagan National Crash Diet. Sun 9/28, Peelers, Thunderwing, Safes. Wed 10/1, Run Logan, Welcome to Ashley, Javelinas. Thu 10/2, Cost of Recess, Lunar Breakdown, Otherworld. Fri 10/3, Shazam, Boss Martians, Van Go, Cyclesomething. Sat 10/4, Last of the Showmen, Model One, Frank Tribes, Zax Swallow. Sun 10/5, Bluebottle, Flats. 773-281-4444.

BIG BAR Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker: Thursdays, 9 PM-midnight, Moods. 312-565-1234, ext. 4999.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Patina, Pleyel, Mr. Doyle. Sat 9/27, Half Stachon, Marmora, Gelflings. 773-770-2039.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 9/26, 7 PM, Arnie Lanza. Sat 9/27, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Bob Solone hosts an open mike. Tue 9/30, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. 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.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 9/26, 6 PM, Distillers, the Bronx (see Spot Check), Arrivals (all-ages). Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Weakerthans, Constantines (see Spot Check), Monarques (18 & over). Sun 9/28, 6 PM, Weakerthans, Constantines (see Spot Check), Roy (all-ages); 10 PM, Aislers Set (see Spot Check), Lying in States, Gardeners (18 & over). Tue 9/30, 6 PM, Converge, A Life Once Lost, Sweet Cobra, Breather Resist (all-ages). Wed 10/1, 8 PM, Treatment, Rizzudo. Thu 10/2, 6 PM, Rx Bandits, Format, Split Habit, This Is Me Smiling (all-ages); 10 PM, Danko Jones, Bang! Bang!, Dutchmen. Fri 10/3, 7 PM, Slackers, Maxeen (all-ages); 10 PM, Chuck Wren (no cover). Sat 10/4, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Killing Tree, the Ghost, Open-Heart Surgery (all-ages); 10 PM, Paperbacks, Hot Dog City, Like Young. Sun 10/5, 7 PM, Cruxshadows, 48 Sin, DJ Alyda (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/26, Who Did Bender. Sat 9/27, Ordinary Way. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 10/2, Raq. Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, Col. Bruce Hampton & the Code Talkers. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Absentees, Broken Finger, Minedive. Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Seeking Syd (Pink Floyd tribute), Zea Mays. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays. Fri 10/3, Paul Allodi (no cover). Sun 10/5, Tim Nolan hosts an open mike. 847-550-1127.

BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJ Sandy spins local rock and punk (local bands may bring CDs). Wednesdays, Jimmy the Finger spins. 773-394-9898.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Lurrie Bell. 312-427-0333.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 9/28, Gynna B. Cray, Ozkr du Soleil. Sun 10/5, Sandy Andina, Kara Hetz, Sabrina Chapadjiev, Shannon Rose, Samantha Twigg Johnson. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Sat 9/27, Wild Ones. Sat 10/4, Beyond Blond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, Mike G., Mike Z., Derek V. 630-830-7200.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Tue 9/30, 10 PM, Starvations (see Spot Check), Sailors, Miss Alex White. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. 847-647-8282.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Ecliptic. 773-477-3661.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/26, Libido Funk Circus, Smak. Sat 9/27, Person to Person, Paradigm Shift. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/26, Baaro. 630-513-0074.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike (no cover). 847-836-8820.

CLEO'S 1935 W. Chicago: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Chapman. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Wes Hollywood. 312-243-5600.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 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 and glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop and rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. First Thursday of every month, Monika & Patty spin punk, pop, and emo. 773-489-0379.

CLUB OASIS Second floor of Sportsman's Inn, 4501 S. Cicero: Sun 9/28, 3-8 PM, Nate Griffin. 773-582-4184.

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: Mondays, 10 PM, Big Sug hosts an open mike. 312-341-9787.

CRAVE BAR & FOOD JOYNT 1204 Rand, Arlington Heights: Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-259-2602.

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/26, Rubber, Pimps. Sat 9/27, 8 PM, DJ Teddy, DJ TC (no cover). Thu 10/2, Digital Underground. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Underwater People. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Peg 7. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Scott Montgomery, Dan Stetzel, Velvet Voices perform "Sleep Deprived." Fri 9/26 and Fri 10/3, 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Paul Mullen & Amy Arbanzi. Sat 9/27 and Sat 10/4, 10:30 PM, Sharon Carlson. Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 9 PM, Old Town Cool with Heidi Letzmann, Liz Beckman, Joe Wright, Chris Granner perform "Saturday Morning." Wed 10/1, 1:30 PM, MaryMonica Thomas. Wed 10/1 through Sat 10/4, 8 PM, and Sun 10/5, 7 PM, Megon McDonough. Sun 10/5, 5 PM, Hilary Ann Feldman. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Mike D, Tony K. Sundays and Mondays, Ed Vantage. Tuesdays, Johnny Price spins breakbeat. Wednesdays, Ed Vantage, DJ Bliss. Thursdays, Mike D. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 9/28, DJ Z. Mon 9/29, Mike Miller spins punk. Tue 9/30, Horizontal Action DJs spin. Wed 10/1, DJ Mattloch spins country & western. Thu 10/2, DJs John & Ben spin mod and garage. 773-472-2771.

DIZZY'S BAR 401 S. Rte. 83, Grayslake: Music starts at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chris Sipos hosts an open mike. 847-223-7788.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Houston, House of Large Sizes, Quatre Tete, Chiral. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Some Girls, Unbusted, Air This Side of Caution. Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Beer Nuts, Waco Brothers, Insiders, Trailer Hitch, Rock & Roll Daredevils (benefit for "the Deuce"). Tue 9/30, 9 PM, Model One, Red Hot Valentines, Male Model of the Year. Wed 10/1, 9 PM, Nadas, Pomeroy, Mer, Wonderful Smith. Thu 10/2, 9 PM, Kings of Leon. Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Bumpus, Greyhounds. Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Edward Ka-Spel, Coven of One. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/26, Catfight. Sat 9/27, Eleventh Hour. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/3, Gearhead. Sat 10/4, Souls for Rent. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and old school (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJs spin reggae (no cover). Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Ultamaxx. 708-788-4071.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 9/26, Mr. Blotto, Paul Allodi. Sat 9/27, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Stank, Evidence. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thursdays, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Fri 10/3, Hayseed Dixie, Kerosene Brothers. Sat 10/4, Smoke Off Vinyl, Fonograf. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Cane Corso, Lyla Stone, Plura, Josh B. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Jimmy Deluxe, Dexter, Mojo Filter, Dylan Laing. Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo. Mon 9/29, Extra Credit Assignment. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 9/30, 9 PM, Braintree, Passion Trip, Taxi. Wed 10/1, 9:15 PM, Rosetta West. Thu 10/2, 9:15 PM, Linus Whip, Lucida. Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Sancocho, Mad Hops, Not the Only One. Sat 10/4, 9 PM, Sagtown Hustlers, Pocket, Dana Abbott. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/26, Antix. Sat 9/27, Night Riders. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, !!!, Sunn0))), Pulseprogramming, John Butcher/Kaffe Matthews/Andy Moor perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Stewart Walker, Califone, Lightning Bolt, Text of Light perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival. Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Adult., Michael Gira, Michael Zerang with Jim Baker & Kyle Bruckmann, Six Organs of Admittance perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival. Mon 9/29, 9:30 PM, Cass McCombs, Apollo Sunshine, Che Arthur. Tue 9/30, 10 PM, Watchers, Rogers Sisters (see Critic's Choice), Ponys. Thu 10/2, 7 and 10 PM, No-Neck Blues Band, Trad Gras Och Stenar (early show with Wayne Rogers Unit; late show with Plastic Crimewave Sound). Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Kills, Fever, Wide Right. Sat 10/4, 3 PM, Holy Ghosts, Krunchies perform as part of "The Brian Costello Show"; 10 PM, We Ragazzi, Tight Phantomz, New Constitution, the Occasion. Sun 10/5, 9 PM, Polyphonic Spree, Starlight Mints, Corn Mo. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/27, Mr. Clean. Fri 10/3, Libido Funk Circus. 847-516-0300.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. Fri 10/3, 7 PM, Cat's Eye. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 9/26 and Fri 10/3, Indika. Sat 9/27 and Wed 10/1, Dub Dis. Sun 9/28, Rasta Kelly. Mondays, DJs spin. Thu 10/2 and Sat 10/4, Hydro. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn spins indie rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, DJ Zauz. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. Thursdays, DJ Patrick B & MC Rozco. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; DJ Scotty Mix spins until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/26, Jane Doe. Sat 9/27, Fabulous Janes. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 10/3, Catfight. Sat 10/4, Short Cuts. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/26, Burnside Bridge. Sat 9/27, Country Line. 773-685-8083.

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

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

50 NORTH 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/27, Hardline. 630-372-2900.

FINN MCCOOL'S IRISH PUB 15 W. Division: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-337-4349.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 9/26, 7 PM, Cougars, Karaoke Dokies, Red-Eyed Legends. Sat 9/27, 6 PM, HeWhoCorrupts, Preacher Gone to Texas, Fordirelifesake; 10 PM, Remember the Tiger Tales, Foxtail, Simply Done Well, Swimmer Missing. Sun 9/28, 6 PM, Shattered Angel, Myopia, Make Outs, the Truth About. Mon 9/29, 6 PM, Shattered Angel, Myopia, Make Outs. Wed 10/1, 6 PM, Ultimate Fakebook, the Dog & Everything, Fifteen Minutes Fast, Plus Nomination. Thu 10/2, 6 PM, As I Lay Dying, Haste, Afterproject; 10 PM, Rwake, Buried at Sea, Black Black Ocean. Fri 10/3, 6 PM, Jinxpack, First Class, One Life, Ste. Catherines; 10 PM, Plus Ones, Sonnets. Sat 10/4, 9 PM, Haymarket Riot, 31 Knots, Stillwell, Self-Made Man. Sun 10/5, 6 PM, Akimbo, Seyarse, Littleman Complex, Swing by Seven. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Vanessa Davis Band. Thu 10/2, 10 PM, Zen Feat, Abstract Giants, Optica. Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Red Elvises. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. 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 9/26, Backyard Tire Fire. Sat 9/27, Kimi Hayes. Thu 10/2, 5 PM, and Sun 10/5, 3 PM, Steve's Bavarian Oompah-Oompah Band, Karl-Hinz Bauer & Richard Janco perform in the tent at the club's Oktoberfest celebration. Thu 10/2, 8 PM, Shards. Fri 10/3, 5 PM, German Oompah-Oompah Boys, Karl-Hinz Bauer & Richard Janco perform in the tent at the club's Oktoberfest celebration; 8 PM, Frank Bang (in the tent); 9 PM, Boatbuilders. Sat 10/4, 3 PM, Biff & the Waybacks, Paul Allodi, Steve's Bavarian Oompah-Oompah Band perform in the tent at the club's Oktoberfest celebration; 9 PM, Half Dazed. Sun 10/5, 7 PM, Kraig Kenning (in the tent). 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 9/26, 9:30 PM, Air This Side of Caution. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, DJs spin salsa. Fri 10/3, 9:30 PM, Matthew Moon. Sat 10/4, 9 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/26, Laura Braun. Sat 9/27, Genral Patton & His Privates (benefit for Nancy Skinner). Wed 10/1, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 10/3, Synchronicity Music & Madness. Sat 10/4, Dead Steel Mill. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Leroy hosts a karaoke contest (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike (hip-hop MC battle). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/26, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/27, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 9/28, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 9/29, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 9/30, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 9/26, 9 PM, and Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 9/29, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 9/30, 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Fri 10/3, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GLORY DAYS SPORTS BAR 2755 Black Rd., Joliet: Music starts at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/26, dueling pianos. Sat 9/27, Matthew McBride Band. 815-744-9887.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Damian Rivero & El 40 Elemento. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Stone Puppet, Sixth on the Bill. Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Red Vinegar. 773-549-9624.

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Arturo. 312-642-7440.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Fridays, 6 PM, Gareth Wood. 312-664-5496.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9 PM, Speargrass with Bobby Georges. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/26, Matthew, Gold So Red, Favorite Saints. Sat 9/27, Tex La Homa, Morning Recordings, Zelienople, Sola. Thu 10/2, 9 PM, West of Rome, Boy Howdy, Outlaw Family Band. Fri 10/3, Jenny Choi, Everybody Uh-Oh, This Is Me Smiling. Sat 10/4, 9 PM, Leroy Fix, Buy Bullets. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 10/1, 10 PM, Rob Reid performs at "U-Lock Rock" with John Greenfield (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Thu 10/2, 7:30 PM, Revis, Swizzle Tree, Halfway to Nowhere. 312-943-2252.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/26, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Danny Black; 10 PM, DJ Tainted Love. Mon 9/29, 9:30 PM, Edward Burch. Tue 9/30, midnight, CanKickers. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Fri 9/26, Boda, Shamier. Sat 9/27, Segway, Blue Shade Witness, Zagotta. Wed 10/1, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. Fri 10/3, Somewhere in Between, Speargrass, Everet Atkins & the Downslope. Sat 10/4, Foam Rubber. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 9/30, 9 PM, Black Elephant, Poetree Chicago, Urbanized Music, Lyrisis, DJ Squeeze. Fri 10/3, 9 PM, Avishai Cohen Quartet, Hamster Theatre. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Sizzla, Turbulence, Dub Dis, DJ Field Marshall (18 & over). Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Burning Spear (see Critic's Choice), Chicago Afrobeat Project (18 & over). Mon 9/29, 9 PM, Lisa Marie Presley, John Eddie (sold out). Wed 10/1 and Thu 10/2, 6:15 PM, Saves the Day, Taking Back Sunday, Moneen (10/1 sold out; all-ages). Fri 10/3, 9 PM, Leftover Salmon (18 & over). Sat 10/4, 9 PM, Steve Winwood (sold out). Sun 10/5, 9 PM, Fischerspooner, Kenna (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, Hashbrowns. Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Gina Gershon with Girls Against Boys. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/26, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 9/27, Freshwater Collins. Thu 10/2, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Fri 10/3, Turnstyles. 312-245-0333.

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 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

IDOLS SPORTZCLUB 1601 N. Rand, Palatine: Music starts at 10 PM. Sat 9/27, Jostelen Weed. Sat 10/4, Bad Monkey. 847-934-3474.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 9/28, 9:30 PM, Rob Davenport. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike for singer-songwriters hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. 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. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Then Again. Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Bret Michaels. Sat 10/4, Seventh Heaven, Elevation (U2 tribute). 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Ron Thurman, Tony Garcia spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 10/5, 11 AM-2 PM, Larry Hinds hosts the "Sixties Sunday Brunch." 773-348-7592.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Mondays, Greg Shirilla. 773-772-3355.

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 Thursdays, DJ Structure. Sundays, DJ Mach 1. Wednesdays, Janelle's Three, DJ Rhythm. 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 Scott Lucas. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. 773-665-1110.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Audiotank. Mondays, 10 PM, Playback & friends. Fri 10/3, 8 PM, One Below Nothing. Sat 10/4, 8 PM, South Side Music Coalition, This Is Me Smiling. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: 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. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx, Danny G spin hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, M.O.T.O., Vee Dee, Mascots. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, American Cosmonaut, First Friday, RTB. Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Regina Rodriguez. Tue 9/30, 8 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the "Local Vocal Brew." Wed 10/1, 9 PM, Foibles, Fire for Effect. Thu 10/2, 10 PM, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising. Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Functional Blackouts, Krunchies, Hot Lips Messiah, Kill the Hippies. Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Pete Shukoff, Convulsions, Sin City Injectors. 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 and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Frank Orrall with Dag Juhlin, Eddie Carlson, Rick Gehrenbeck, Ted Cho, John Nelson. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Old No. 8, Pedal Steel Transmission. Wed 10/1, 8:30 PM, "Tributosaurus: Talking Heads," Motion to Fix. Thu 10/2, 9 PM, Big C Jamboree with Hank Thomas & the Western Starlanders (no cover). Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Dan Bern, Stew. Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Peel, Seven Day Run. Sun 10/5, 5 PM, Rattlers & others perform at a benefit for Dave Ungerleider & Stan Staggs. 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-8200.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Jay Farrar, Canyon (18 & over). Sat 9/27, 6:30 PM, Bouncing Souls, Tsunami Bomb, Strike Anywhere (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Stratford 4 (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Sun 9/28, 6:30 PM, Exo, Giant Step, Phistine Verona, Sono (all-ages). Tue 9/30, 6:30 PM, Bowling for Soup, Never Heard of It, 15 Minutes Late (all-ages). Wed 10/1, 9 PM, Calexico (see Critic's Choice), Frames (18 & over). Thu 10/2, 9 PM, Mogwai, Boas (18 & over). Fri 10/3, 6:30 PM, Nada Surf, Ozma, Reputation (all-ages). Sat 10/4, 6:30 PM, Pegboy, Phenoms, Dummy (all-ages). Sun 10/5, 5:30 PM, 56 Hope Road, Down the Line, Katie Todd Band, Knee Deep Shag (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Mos Def, Family Tree, Kenny Kash (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/4, Usuals. 847-362-6688.

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

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

MOJOE'S CAFE LOUNGE 2256 W. Roscoe: Tue 9/30, 9 PM, Mercy Fall. 773-388-1236.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 10/3, 9 PM, Shaved Pork (benefit for juvenile diabetes organizations). 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.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/26, Ken Horton. Sat 9/27, Switchback. Tue 9/30, Robert Kramer. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 10/3, Frank & Dave. Sat 10/4, George Glass Band. 630-688-8866.

MYRON & PHIL 3900 W. Devon, Lincolnwood: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, pianist Johnny Burnett. 847-677-6663.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Siderunners, Down the Line, Flapjacks. Sat 9/27, Bumpus, Wit's End, Bleeding Charity (all-ages). Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Vex, Basic Mind, 23-Skidoo (all-ages). Mon 9/29, 8 PM, All Natural, Balthazar de Ley, Dakota/Dakota (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 10/2, Electric, A New January, Clip. Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Spiders, Drip, the Industry. Sat 10/4, 7:30 and 10 PM, Mason Jennings (early show 18 & over). Sun 10/5, 8 PM, Joseph John (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.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Chapter Seven, InSpiteofyou, Animus, Conquest, Madder World. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 10/1, 9 PM, Big Bang Music Theory, Coretechs Three. Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Tommy Gunn, Numb Giblets, Full of Silence. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 10/2, 8 PM, Marcus Waller, Kristin Ronne, Andrea Bunch perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ripley Caine hosts a songwriter slam. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, University, A Villain's Theory, Psycho Ex-Lover. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Loretta, Miles of Empty, Empyrean, Blown. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Phunk, Nevs-One. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Fri 10/3, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Light FM, Stepford 5, Miranda Sound. Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Small Change. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 9/27, 5 PM, From Now Until Tomorrow, Blage (all-ages); 8 PM, Cacti, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Sun 9/28, 5 PM, Burbanks, Twice Removed, Method, Farewell Fix (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Dean Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/26, Deja Vu. Sat 9/27, Elevation (U2 tribute). 708-388-8881.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Thu 10/2, Crimson Tyde. 815-758-2715.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Souls for Rent. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/26, Broken Radio. Sat 9/27, Space, Frank Raven & Jim Desmond. Sun 9/28, Jems. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 10/1, Bushoong. Fri 10/3, Phoenix 68. Sat 10/4, Creepy D. Sun 10/5, 7 PM, Craig Moorefield; 10 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fri 9/26, Michael Coleman. Tue 9/30, Matt Wolf. 847-266-1313.

POP'S SPORTS PUB 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Tempered Faith. 630-924-9368.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/27, Arthur Lee. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Denny Diamond. Sat 9/27, Blenders. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Outlaw Family Band, Leon Chance & the Longshots. Sat 9/27, Les Elephants, Face of Fury, Fire for Effect, Jupiter's Child. Fri 10/3, Tracy Peterson, Joseph Messing, Limbic System. Sat 10/4, Three Words to Live By, the Industry, Personals. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Notary Public, Goods, Lonesome Tumblers, Milk at Midnight (no cover). Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Fri 10/3, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-348-7291.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fri 9/26, 5:30 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Fri 9/26, 11 PM, Jim Donovan. Sat 9/27, noon, Jim Donovan hosts a drumming workshop. Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. Fri 10/3, 5:30 PM, Caravan of Unity (no cover). 312-492-6100.

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

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Parados. 312-222-1226.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 9/26, Guitar Duo Eclectico. 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Silkworm (see Spot Check), Karl Hendricks Trio. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Lake Trout, Pinebender, Runner & the Thermodynamics (18 & over). Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Brown Couch, Robert Skoro (all-ages); 10 PM, Bill Mallonee (see Spot Check), David Wolfenberger (18 & over). Mon 9/29, 8 PM, Erin McKeown, Andy Stochansky (18 & over). Tue 9/30, 9 PM, Hoyle Brothers, Anne-Marie Akin Band. Wed 10/1, 8 PM, Allison Moorer, Mark Huff. Thu 10/2, 9 PM, Elefant, Troubled Hubble, Gunshy (18 & over). Fri 10/3, 7:30 PM, Sarah Harmer; 10 PM, Josh Ritter, Jake Brennan, Dick Prall. Sat 10/4, 7 PM, David Mead; 10 PM, Ida, Fred Thomas. Sun 10/5, 7 PM, Lucy Kaplansky; 9:30 PM, Trevor Watts Celebration Band. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 9/28, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, Felix & the Cats. Thursdays, Jesse Scinto. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 10/2, David Bruce. 312-441-9334.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. Sundays, 8 PM, "Equilibrium" poetry open mike features a jazz band and DJs. 773-373-2233.

ST. CHARLIES PUB 312 W. Main, Saint Charles: Music starts at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/27, Antix. 630-587-4251.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Jersey. 773-486-7427.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Shack o' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken-word showcase hosted by Jordan Taggart with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 9/26, Oh My God, Combo #3, Second Sound. Sat 9/27, Bon Mots, Analog Radio, Raised on Zenith, Mathie. Sun 9/28, Kraven Moorehead, Supernatural Yes, Memories. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wed 10/1, Tall Friends, Early May, Riviera. Thu 10/2, Sono, Loretta, Assembly. Fri 10/3, Mr. Airplane Man, Geraldine, Vee Dee, Limes. Sat 10/4, Centromatic, Six Parts Seven, Glossary. Sun 10/5, Grinner, Death of a Salesman, V9R9D, Barbeau. 773-278-6600.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/3, 8:30 PM, Born Heller, Jack Rose, Bridget St. John, Espers, Heather Leigh Murray, Fursaxa. 773-862-3616.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/27, Storm Crow. 630-213-1006.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Brothers Past. Fri 10/3, Electricon, 9Soft, Shift by 3. 773-871-7799.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Jeff Vezain, Tommi Zender, Erich Specht. Sat 9/27, 7 PM, Phil & the Idea, Mark Watson Band, Kim Fox, Jen Chapin & Stephan Crump. Sun 9/28, 8 PM, Sarah Pierce, Julie Frost. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 9/30, 8 PM, Easy Tiger. Wed 10/1, 8 PM, Jami Lunde, Kristin Cotts. Sat 10/4, Alain DeCourtenay. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/26, Joe Dittman & friends. Sat 9/27, Monorail, Passion Trip, NE1. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. 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, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/26, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 9/27, Michael Heaton Band. Fri 10/3, Jamestown Massacre, Arbor Avenue. Sat 10/4, Voices, Brother Willis. 630-264-2739.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays and Tuesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/26, Rico, Baaro. Sat 9/27, Zeleke, Hydro. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 9/29, 100%. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thursdays, Aswah Greggori. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Bumpus, Starcandy. Sat 9/27, Synge, Spread, Bandages, Ode. Sun 9/28, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. Mon 9/29, Ralph Covert hosts the Old Town School of Folk Music Alumni Show. Mondays, 11 PM, live karaoke. Tue 9/30, Heather Horton, Chicks With Picks, Marizen. Wed 10/1, Nyco, Everyday Celebrity, Pave the Sun. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 10/3, Free Space, Green Scene. Sat 10/4, Waste, Arbo, Swizzle Tree, Deer. 773-929-1300.

ZAKOPANE 1734 W. Division: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Polkaholics with Li'l Wally. 773-486-1559.

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SKIP & THE UPTOWN 2 Free in-store performance. Fri 10/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

BOO WILLIAMS 18 & over. Tue 9/30, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-509-5019.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Porkchop. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Thursdays, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim. 847-397-3100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through 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: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays. Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synth wave, goth, and industrial. 773-477-5238.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, Dave Britton. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, James Lauer, Bickabus. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, 2-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: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. Last Sunday of every month, DJ Samnation, DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. First Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS spins house, R&B, and hip-hop. Mon 9/29, Brenda D., Nesjck, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ Laura spins new wave and pop. 312-243-1699.

BEVI AMO'S 1558 W. Taylor: Restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, Greg Norwood spins deep house. 312-371-1239.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 9/26, Heather Doble, DJ Cedric with guest DJs. Sat 9/27, DJ Lego. Tue 9/30, DJ ESP/Woody McBride, DJ Sinjin, Nathan Ballard. Wednesdays, 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, DJ 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.

BLU 2247 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Speed. 773-549-5884.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin industrial, electro, synth pop, and noise on the second floor. 773-975-0505.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, KScape. 773-244-0400.

BUTTERFIELD 8 713 N. Wells: First Thursday of every month, 7 PM, DJ Groove, Sunny Singh. 312-327-0940.

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, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and 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: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Mike Kandle. Saturdays, Chris Gin. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Verge spins hip-hop and dance. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O, DJ Izzi spin hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop and house. 773-477-3661.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with 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.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fri 9/26, Ming & FS. 773-296-1478.

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, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins house, downtempo, and global grooves (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, Blackout DJs spin with a percussionist. 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.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop, old school, and house. Saturdays, DJ Joey spins dance, hip-hop, and pop. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 9:30 PM. Mon 9/29, DJ Striz, K-Scape, 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.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Thursdays, Greg Norwood, DJ FLX spin house (no cover). 773-276-1411.

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

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Twilite Tone with percussionist Louie Louie. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, DJ Inc. Sundays, 8 PM, Water with Kennedy Octane & others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 312-421-1759.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Thursdays, Paul Blair, Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (no cover). 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.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, DJs spin after 7 PM. 312-338-3788.

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: Fri 9/26, 10:30 PM, Goose, Justin G., David Fenmore. 312-850-3740.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 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, DJ Theory. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

EZULI 1415 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Cisco spins dancehall and Latin beats. 773-227-8200.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique, Dirty MF. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (preceded by the Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike at 7:30 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; no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Saturdays and Wednesdays, George Bates, DJ Savoir Faire. Thursdays, 9 PM, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Mustaf Rox. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, Lawrence Vince & guest DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5 AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Judon & the Femme Fatale, DJ AM/PM. 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.

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, DJ Detroit 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, Todd Victory, DJ Tobias, DJ Madrid. 773-394-2066.

JEDYNKA 5610 W. Diversey: Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 773-889-7171.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Quentin. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin 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. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host "Sassy Sundays" with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb, Pharris Thomas. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Chicago DJ Explosion (no cover). Thursdays, 7 PM, DJ Mike O (no cover). 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 1401 W. Irving Park: hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Fridays, DJs spin. Saturdays, Derrick Wize. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Tuesdays, DJ Basic spins drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, DJs spin. 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. Thursdays, Jesse de la Pena. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, General Jah Son. Saturdays, DJ Striz spin hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover), DJ Hiroki. Sundays, DJs spin underground house. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, Flirt with Margaret Noble, Rebecca, Janel Roland, Code Blue, Michelle Musial, Brenda D, Shaka 23, Kali. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

MARY Y SOL 816 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/3, 11 PM, Mark Grant, Frique, Lady D, Brad Owen, Common Factor, Justin Long, Josh Werner, Jevon Jackson, Mel Hammond, Nikki Cam Cam, Ron Carroll, John Curley, John Patterson, Johnny Chaos, Sabeo, Hipolito Sanchez, Lego, Kyle Szmurlo, DJ Jes, Just Joey spin at an all-building event (18 & over in Metro, 21 & over in Smart Bar). 773-549-0203.

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

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, Club Babalou DJs spin salsa. 312-427-2572.

MY BAR 3555 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Architektur spins downbeat, trip-hop, nu jazz, and dub. 773-296-1770.

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 synth pop and electro-industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. 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 'n' 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 NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fridays, 11 PM, Shon Dervis spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 11 PM, DJ AM/PM. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Abe spins glam, garage, and punk. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Tony 2 Much, Billy the Kid. 708-756-0600.

ORLY'S 1660 E. 55th: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Stoney, DJ Corleone spin hip-hop, deep house, and reggae (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Stoney. Mondays, Leonard Part Sixx, Jam Master J spin deep house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-638-2469.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Pl.: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Ryan Norsworthy, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Mixmaster DJs. 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.

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, and Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente, Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

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, DJ Twilite Tone, DJ 33-1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, Mark Grant, DJ Lego, Dave Britton, Derrick Carter, Rick Garcia. 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: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs spin Spanish rock. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, 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: Restaurant. Last Saturday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Burak spins Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin, Euro, and Persian dance music. 773-381-7171.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 10 PM, Ciro, Frankie J, Stunna, Moodswing, Seanie Mack spin drum 'n' bass & more (no cover). 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble, Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue, and 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: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 9/26, Doc Martin, Justin Long. Sat 9/27, Miles Maeda, Matty. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie rock, Britpop, and new wave. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, Laura Shawcago spins punk, rock, and glam metal. Thu 10/2, Blowoff with DJs Bob Mould & Richard More. Fri 10/3, Mark Grant, Frique, Lady D, Brad Owen, Common Factor, Justin Long, Josh Werner, Jevon Jackson, Mel Hammond, Nikki Cam Cam, Ron Carroll, John Curley, John Patterson, Johnny Chaos, Sabeo, Hipolito Sanchez, Lego, Kyle Szmurlo, DJ Jes, Just Joey at an all-building event (18 & over in Metro; 21 & over in Smart Bar). Sat 10/4, Dayhota, Brad Owen. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare groove. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ Supreme Court spins soul, funk, R&B, jazz, Latin, African, and Brazilian. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. 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 Nikole. 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 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, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 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.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 9 PM, Torin Edmunds spins house and disco. Saturdays, 9 PM, Chris Underwood spins hip-hop, neo-soul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. 773-252-9700.

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

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Omar spins house and hip-hop. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, Mad Music Lab DJs spin house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. First Thursday of every month, Analog Addicts spin hip-hop. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Detroit. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spinning old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. 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, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. 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. 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. Thu 10/2, Lee Burridge. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). First Saturday of every month, 10 PM-3 AM, Mixology Science DJs spin underground, live PA (no cover). 773-857-5212.

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. DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 9/26, JoJo Baby performs a tribute to Olivia Newton-John, DJ Pier Novikov, Sparkle Motion roller-skating team. Sat 9/27, Tall Paul, Kazell, Mili Sefic. Sat 10/4, DJ Dan, Alex Peace, Mike Steele, Hrme. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin 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.

VOYEUR 151 1/2 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Boolu Master spins hip-hop, salsa, and reggae. Saturdays, DJ Omega, Crazy Cut Carlos. 312-832-1717.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. Thursdays, DJ Solange, DJ Finesse. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Chris Walsh, Jeremy Coutre spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego, DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, George Bates & Savoir Faire spin deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/26, Terry Hunter, 8fatfat8, Janel Roland, Cedric. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol. Fri 10/3, Paul Johnson, Stacy Kidd, Byron Stingley. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Night, Shawn Edwards, DJ MJB. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

BRAD BRICKNER & CYNTHIA SHELHART perform Scottish & Irish music in a free concert. Thu 10/2, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

MARK CHESTNUTT, TRACY LAWRENCE, JOE DIFFIE Fri 10/3, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

FRAGMENT Sun 9/28, 3 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353.

FRUIT BATS, BAGPIPES AND DRUMS OF THE EMERALD SOCIETY, ACROSS THE WATER, DALRIADA perform at a benefit to raise reward money to catch the killer of Barry Cunnane. Sun 10/5, 3-9 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

LOST & FOUND BLUEGRASS BAND, DEROSIA, LISA & ACOUSTIC LUSH Sun 9/28, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

BILL MILLER, SHKI BMAADZI perform at the Fall Equinox celebration; see Spot Check. Bill Miller will lead a Native American flute workshop on Saturday, September 27, at 3 PM. Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PETER NYE Free in-store performance. Sun 10/5, Borders Books & Music, 1700 Maple, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

ROBBER'S DAUGHTER Free concert. Fri 9/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Sat 10/4, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS, UNCLE EARL Sun 10/5, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHARLIE WALDEN performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Eric Zorn. Mon 9/29, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 7:30 PM, Irish session (no cover). Sun 9/28, 8 PM, John Williams, John Doyle. Sun 10/5, 8 PM, Arty McGlyn & Nollaig Casey. 773-478-4408.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Saturdays, 9 AM, song circle. 708-386-6927.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Ruby Harris, Wavey Dave & others host a bluegrass jam. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Sundays, Alton J. hosts an open jam. 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 (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Country music at 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Diamondback. Sundays, open jam with Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Murphy Roche Irish Music Club. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Chico. 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Salthill Mines. Sat 9/27, Gareth Wood. 312-836-0066.

FILTER 1865 N. Milwaukee: Thu 10/2, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band perform at an open mike. 773-227-4850.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/27, Fred Holstein. Sat 10/4, Carolyn Cruso. 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.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 10/4, 9 PM, Kraig Kenning. 847-705-0555.

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

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

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/29, 9 PM, Jim DeWan, Clodagh Ryan, Mike Austin (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Sag Valley Boys. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Dooleys. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Sun 9/28, 2 PM, Midway Ramblers. 847-869-0450.

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

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thursdays, JT & the Clouds. 312-491-1122.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Wed 10/1, 7:30 PM, Dayna Malow. 773-338-0600.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 9/26, Tom & Chris Kastle. Fri 10/3, Chris McNamara, Rick Neeley. Sat 10/4, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

TAMMY HARRIS Free concert. Wed 10/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

HOLMES BROTHERS, DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS, RICK SHERRY Sat 9/27, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES Sat 10/4, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS Fri 9/26, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CHRIS SMITHER, RAY BONNEVILLE See Critic's Choice. Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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

AL'S 404 LOUNGE 404 W. 79th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-846-5467.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 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.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 9/26, Howard Scott & the World Band. 847-424-9800.

BLUE BAYOU 3734 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Brother John. 773-871-3300.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Fri 9/26, and Sat 9/27, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/30, Andre Taylor Blues Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, John Primer, Grana Louise. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 9/30, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, Shirley Johnson Band. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 9/28, Joe Barr. Mon 9/29, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Wed 10/1, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 10/2, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Sat 10/4, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-528-1012.

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

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. Sat 9/27, 9:30 PM, Geneva & the Chicago Blues Crew. Sundays, 6 PM, Nuwki Nu. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 9/26, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds. Sat 9/27, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene (no cover); 9:30 PM, Cafe R&B, Joel Paterson. Sun 9/28, John Primer. Mon 9/29, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 9/30, Quintus McCormick. Wed 10/1, Little Arthur Duncan. Thu 10/2, Johnny Rawls Revue. Fri 10/3, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Sonny Rhodes, Mike Gibb & the Homewreckers. Sat 10/4, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene (open mike); 9:30 PM, Otis Rush, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sun 10/5, Carl Weathersby. 312-427-0333.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Fri 9/26, 5:30 PM, John Primer Quartet. Mon 9/29, noon, Fruteland Jackson. Fri 10/3, 5:30 PM, Phil Guy. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 9/27, Nigel Mack & the Blue Attack. 630-513-0074.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music in the Blue Rooster Lounge at 9 PM. Sat 9/27, Michael Charles Band. Sat 10/4, T-Bird Huck & the Blues Busters. 630-325-0780.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Thursdays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-367-6168.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 9 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 9/27, 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.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-549-9624.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 9/27, Pat Smillie Band. Tue 9/30, Brother John & Joanna Connor. Thursdays, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 10/4, Mike Wheeler Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Lurrie Bell. 773-465-8005.

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 featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, and Sat 9/27, 9:30 PM, Chicago Playboys. Sun 9/28 and Mon 9/29, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 9/30, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 10/4, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, Billy Branch. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Dion Payton, Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 10/2, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, Eddie Shaw. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S ET LOUNGE 7247 S. Racine: Thursdays, 8 PM, and Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-865-5583.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Tuesdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

LINDA'S LOUNGE 1044 W. 51st: Mondays, 9:30 PM, L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band. 708-335-1271.

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, Pete's All-Stars. 773-846-7374.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 10/1, Neil Rose Band. 630-688-8866.

NEW MAXWELL STREET MARKET 1600 S. Canal: Sundays, 8 AM-3 PM, Piano C. Red & the Flat Foot Boogie Blues Band. 312-437-0808.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/27, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 10/4, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 773-252-1155.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fri 9/26, Michael Coleman. Sat 9/27, Blue Rubies. Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 9/26, West Side Andy & the Mel Ford Band. Sat 9/27, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners. 815-477-0340.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-927-6073.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/26, Aaron Moore, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 9/27, Uvee Hayes. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, and Sat 10/4, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. Fri 10/3, 9:30 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-342-0452.

SAM MCGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Thu 10/2, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 708-460-1771.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 10/3, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 630-393-2300.

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 9/30, Michael Coleman. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Pistol Pete. Sat 9/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/26, Danny Draher. Sat 9/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, John Brumbach & Dave Specter. 773-772-6656.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Sun 10/5, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter. 773-338-0600.

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

WALLACE'S CATFISH CORNER 2800 W. Madison: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Cyrus Hayes with Lady Lee & others. 773-638-3474.

WIDOW MCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 4-8 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

Jazz

Concerts

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK WITH THE ANDRZEJ JAGODZINSKI TRIO, JOHN MCLEAN Sat 10/4, 8 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

DAVID BEHRMAN with Fred Lonberg-Holm. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 10/5, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CARIBBEAN JAZZ PROJECT Sat 10/4, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARGARET CARLSON Sun 9/28, 2 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

ORNETTE COLEMAN See Critic's Choice. Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TUEY CONNELL Free in-store performance. Sat 10/4, noon, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

CREPUSCULE Free concert with Douglas Ewart & others (tribute to Timuel Black and Ameen Muhammad). Sun 10/5, 3 PM, Washington Park, 5700 S. Payne. 312-427-1676.

JAMES FALZONE Free in-store performance. Mon 9/29, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

MIKE HAGeDORN TRIO, RICHARD THEODORE perform with poet Joe Roarty. Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Springman Studio, 120 W. Kinzie. 312-399-3016.

ANDRZEJ JAGODZINSKI TRIO Free concert. Tue 9/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GUY KLUCEVSEK & PHILLIP JOHNSTON Free concert. Sat 10/4, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MOONLIGHTERS Wed 10/1, 9 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rtes. 48 & 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

OPEN JAM hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer, pianist Justin Dillard (no cover). Sundays, 3-7 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7051 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Fri 10/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOZ SCAGGS, WARREN HILL Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

DON STILLE Free performance. Thu 10/2, 7 PM, Northbrook Court Shopping Center, 2171 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook. 847-498-8161.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/26, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 9/27, 9:30 PM, Franz Jackson with Art Davis. Sundays, 7 PM, Alejo Poveda. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 9/30, 5 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 10/3, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Fridays, 9 PM, Alejo Poveda. Sat 10/4, 9:30 PM, Ari Brown Quartet. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/26, Fri 10/3, and Sat 10/4, Zvonimir Tot, Nick Tountas, Rusty Jones. Sat 9/27, Nick Colionne. Wed 10/1, Mary Anne Garrett Trio. 847-717-6759.

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, Rudy Jackson & Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: First Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Kristi Merideth. 708-848-2801.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, Charlie Johnson. Sun 9/28 and Tue 9/30 through Sat 10/4, Carlos Cannon. Sundays and Mondays, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BANDERA 535 N. Michigan: Restaurant with music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays and Wednesdays, Bob Dogan/Mark Beringer/Joe Adamik. Saturdays and Thursdays, Miguel de la Cerna Trio. Sundays through Tuesdays, Dip Trio. 312-644-3524.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Fri 9/26, 9:30 PM, Skip Griparis Well-Swung Trio. Sat 9/27, 9:30 PM, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. 773-435-0130.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri

10/3, 7:30 PM, and Sat 10/4, 8 PM, Brother John. 630-574-2155.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Fri 9/26, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. Fri 10/3, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CAFE CAPPUCCINO 5 N 105 S. Rte. 53, Itasca: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain & friends. 630-285-1020.

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6 PM, David Boykin, Karl Seigfried, Mike Reed host an open jam session. 312-942-0095.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, Chieko Kurauchi. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CAFFE BACI 225 W. Wacker: Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mood Swing Music. 312-251-0135.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Eastern Seaboard Trio with Seth Nanaa. Sat 9/27, Tatsu Aoki & Jonathan Chen. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sun 9/28, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Wed 10/1, noon, Neil Rose Band. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/26 and Fri 10/3, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 9/27 and Sat 10/4, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 10/2, Bob Davis 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.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. First Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. First Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 312-697-0975.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lannigan & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Joe Iaco & Richie Pardo. 312-467-0546.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, John Butcher/Kaffe Matthews/Andy Moor perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival. Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Michael Zerang with Jim Baker & Kyle Bruckmann perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival. Tue 9/30, 8 PM, Vandermark 5, Steve Swell's New York BrassWood Trio (see Critic's Choice). Wed 10/1, 9:30 PM, Mat Maneri (see Critic's Choice) plays a set with John McLellan followed by a set with McLellan, Ken Vandermark, and Kent Kessler. 773-276-3600.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Fridays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-338-6100.

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.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barrett & Erenberg Group. Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. Thursdays, 6 PM, Mark Barrett. 773-528-4033.

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 9/29, Blue Line Quintet. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Saturdays, midnight, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 773-262-5767.

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

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, What's Going On. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, T.S. Monk. Sun 9/28, 8 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 8 PM, jam session hosted by Ari Brown Trio (no cover). Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, 9:30 PM, Brian Augers Oblivion Express. 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 (no cover). Fri 9/26, 9 PM, and Sat 9/27, 8 PM, John Moulder Quartet. Fridays, 1-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 10/1, 9 PM, Jim Gailloreto Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/3, 9 PM, and Sat 10/4, 8 PM, Jean-Michel Pilc Trio. 773-878-5552.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL 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: Sun 9/28, 8 PM, Omar Sosa Quintet. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 10/2, 7 PM, Lizz Fields. Fri 10/3, 9 PM, Avishai Cohen Quartet, Hamster Theatre. Sat 10/4, 7 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Wed 10/1, 9 PM, Marqseven. 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. Wednesdays and Thursdays, David Williams. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 9/28, Toby Summerfield, Matt Lux, Tim Daisy, In Potentia. 773-935-2118.

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 9/26 through Sun 9/28, Marian McPartland Trio (see Critic's Choice; no 10 PM show on Sunday). Tue 9/30 through Sun 10/5, Nicholas Payton Septet. 312-670-2473.

JC'S PUB & RISTORANTE 13101 Cicero, Midlothian: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Manfree & Vibrations. 708-388-7755.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet, Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

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 6 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 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Long Count Quartet (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/26, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sat 9/27, Jeff Marx Quartet. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio (no cover); 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian. Tuesdays, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). 773-348-7592.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Ron Salter & the Most Wanted Jazz Quartet host an open mike. 773-493-3477.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 312-266-1414.

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

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Bill & Sue Pasquale Trio. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 10/1, 7 PM, Airborne. 630-446-4001.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policatro, Tim Davis. 708-366-8073.

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

MOOD CAFE 446 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 9 PM, and Sundays, 6 PM, Trace Ellington. 773-624-8002.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Tue 9/30, 6:30 PM, Open Spirits Trio. 773-235-2757.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Fri 9/26, 7 PM, Linda Tate Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays through Sundays, 8:30 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Alison Ruble. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Greta Pope. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/26, Sat 9/27, and Tue 9/30, Ron Perrillo Trio. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Fri 9/26, John Goldman Quartet. Sat 9/27, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Mondays, Bobby Broom Trio. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Karl Johnson. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Nadine

Baxter. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

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

PIECE 1927 W. North: Restaurant with live music. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Taku Akiyama, Matthew Ulery, Frank Rosaly, Andrew Lautenbach. 773-772-4422.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/26, Elaine Dame Quartet. Sat 9/27, Roderick Harper Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble Quartet. Wednesdays, Erin McDougald Quartet. Thursdays, Dan Cray Trio. 773-472-1000.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 10/2, 9 PM, DeTour. 312-492-6100.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 9/27, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, Taku Akiyama. 773-772-6656.

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

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Thu 10/2, 7:30 PM, Suzanne Palmer with Nextet. 773-338-0600.

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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 10/2, Caffeine. 773-862-3616.

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.

TULLER'S CHOPHOUSE 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-577-5151.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jeff Morrison & friends (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Lisa McLowry Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon

Quartet with Lorna Boston; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, Hamid Drake Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 10/2, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Fri 10/3, Triage, Jeb Bishop Trio. Sat 10/4, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. 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.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Arlo Stanfield Sextet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

ARCHIGLAS CHOIR performs Russian sacred music and folk songs in a free concert. Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 E. Randolph, Oak Park. 708-848-4741.

REMEMBER SHAKTI with John McLaughlin & Zakir Hussain. Wed 10/1, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

CECILE SAVAGE, GLAWDYS, YVES FRANCOIS, NEA GABITZ TRIFE perform at the Francophone Institute of Chicago's 1st-anniversary celebration. Sat 10/4, 6:30 PM, Alliance Francaise, 54 W. Chicago. 312-337-1070 or 773-203-6736.

SEXTETO MAYOR performs as part of the musical production Tango Pasi--n. Fri 10/3, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

SPRING VALLEY KOTO ENSEMBLE, SHAKUHACHI TRIO Free concert. Mon 9/29, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Sat 9/27, noon, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

WADAIKO JAPANESE DRUM ENSEMBLE Free concert. Tue 9/30, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmur performs Turkish music. 773-506-2233.

BARBA YIANNI GRECIAN TAVERNA 4761 N. Lincoln: Restaurant. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 PM, Mosaic. 773-878-6400.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Chrigor. 773-975-0505.

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 LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/26, 9:30 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana, Andreas Kapsalis Quartet. Sat 9/27, 10:30 PM, 911 Mambo Orchestra (preceded by Latin dance lessons with Lisa "la Boriqua" at 9:30 PM). Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Carlos Ortega Trio. Sat 10/4, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Nikos Panomitros, Andreas Kalassoundas, Nikos Lambrinatos. 773-348-7592.

NBAHRI RHYTHMS 4726 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/26 and Sat 10/4, 8:30 PM, El Amal performs North African music. 773-878-2575.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 10/4, 10 PM, Dahui, Arirame. 312-492-6100.

Classical

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 9/26, 1:30 PM, and Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Evgeny Kissin (Schoenberg, Brahms). Thu 10/2, 8 PM, Fri 10/3, 1:30 PM, and Sun 10/5, 2 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Qing Hou (Mozart, Mahler). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MARK S. DOSS bass-baritone, with pianist Donna Brunsma in a free concert (Peri, Purcell, Lully, Handel, Schubert, Ravel, Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Thomson, traditional). Wed 10/1, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with Friends of the Gamelan (Berlioz, Debussy, Harjito). Sun 10/5, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with pianist Frederic Chiu (Mendelssohn, Gottchalk, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky). Fri 10/3, 8:30 PM, Sat 10/4, 8 PM, and Sun 10/5, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with pianist Rich Ridenour (Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius, Gershwin). Sat 10/4, 7 PM (with preconcert discussion at 5:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 9/26, 12:10 PM, organist Ockert Vermeulen (Bach, Buxtenhude, Reger, Messiaen). Fri 10/3, 12:10 PM, flutist Elizabeth Ko & pianist Laura Voigt (C.P.E. Bach, Koechlin, Kennan, Rutter). 312-787-4570.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Saturdays, 8 PM, Oistrach Ensemble. 773-868-1856.

CHRISTINE KRAEMER organ (Bach, Buxtehude, Diemer, Hindemith, Rheinberger, Vaughan Williams, Widor). Sun 9/28, 4 PM, Greenstone United Methodist Church, 11211 S. Saint Lawrence. 847-251-6120, ext. 17.

THERESA LAMS, MICHAEL ADAMCZYK & OTHERS in a chamber music program. Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Footlik Theater, Oakton Community College, 1600 Golf, Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN & BETH BRYNGELSON guitar & flute, in a free concert (Piazzolla, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Giuliani). Sun 10/5, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sun 9/28, Wed 10/1, and Sat 10/4, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, baritone Peter Mattei & bass Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro). Mon 9/29 and Fri 10/3, 7:30 PM, John Mauceri, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Blitzstein, Regina). See Critic's Choice. 312-332-2244.

JOY-DENISE MOORE soprano, with pianist Lori Mackie & trumpeter John Moore Jr. (Mozart, Debussy, Schubert, traditional). Sun 10/5, 4 PM, Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood. 773-238-2600.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Jane Glover conducts Bach's Mass in B Minor. Sun 9/28, 8 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 312-551-1414.

NAGAOKAKYO ENSEMBLE Yuko Mori, conductor, with cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (Bach, Boccherini, Mozart, Takemitsu, Barber, Dvorak, traditional). Fri 9/26, 6 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan & Adams. 312-263-3049.

NAGAOKAKYO ENSEMBLE Yuko Mori, conductor, with violinist Ryu Goto & pianist Evan Solomon (Brahms, Mendelssohn, Stamitz, Mozart & others). Sun 9/28, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441, 847-467-4000, or 312-263-3049.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianist Gustavo Romero (Prokofiev, Beethoven, R. Strauss). Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT (Byrd, Morley, Dowland & others). Thu 10/2, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Fri 10/3, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 10/4, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 10/5, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

YOKO NISHI koto, with Ensemble Noamnesia in a free concert (Kengyou, Takahashi, Cage, Coleman, Ferrari). Sun 10/5, 6 PM, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S with violinist Jonathan Richards (Sibelius, Beethoven, Smetana). Sun 9/28, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 110 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

ORION ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Schickele, Brahms). Mon 9/29, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

PADEREWSKI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wojciech Niewrzol-Victor, conductor, with vocalists Alicja Majewska, Jacek Wojnicki, Dorota Osinska & others (Korcz, The Lord Calls Us). Sun 10/5, 6:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 773-594-0704 or 312-294-3000.

ANTONIO POMPA-BALDI piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Czery, Beethoven, Moszkowski). Wed 10/1, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ANTONIO POMPA-BALDI piano. Fri 10/3, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 10/4, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BRIAN RIGGS guitar. Free admission. Sat 10/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

SAVOY-AIRES in a free preview performance (Gilbert & Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore). Sun 9/28, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS (Beethoven, Muczynski). Sun 9/28, 4:05 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Bach, Handel). Fri 10/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

THE SOUND OF A VOICE Alan Johnson conducts a production of Philip Glass's opera. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Sun 9/28, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Wed 10/1 and Thu 10/2, 7:30 PM, Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, 8 PM, and Sun 10/5, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis. 773-753-4472.

CHRISTINE STEYER & CELESTE RUE soprano & piano, in a free concert (Wolf, Prokofiev, Bach, Vivaldi, Franck, Mozart, Puccini). Sun 9/28, 3 PM, St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-366-2764.

THREE TALES: A THREE PART DIGITAL DOCUMENTARY VIDEO OPERA Chicago premiere of Steve Reich & Beryl Korot's new multimedia opera. Fri 10/3 and Sat 10/4, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, Debussy). Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

VERMEER QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms). Sun 9/28, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-722-5463.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONSERVATORY FACULTY, WOMEN'S CHORALE & GLEE CLUB Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

YUAN-QING YU, RUSSELL HERSHOW, YUKIKO OGURA, KATINKA KLEIJN & DEBORAH SOBOL violins, viola, cello & piano, perform music of Schumann in a free concert. Tue 9/30, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

Fairs & Festivals

FLATLANDER'S OKTOBERFEST Flatlander's Restaurant & Brewery, 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire: Thu 10/2, 5-11 PM, Steve's Bavarian Oompah-Oompah Band. Fri 10/3, 5 PM, German Oompah-Oompah Boys;

8 PM, Frank Bang; 10 PM, Boatbuilders. Sat 10/4, 5 PM, Steve's Bavarian Oompah-Oompah Band; 8 PM, Biff & the Waybacks; 10 PM, Half Dazed. Sun 10/5, 3 PM, Steve's Bavarian Oompah-Oompah Band; 7 PM, Kraig Kenning. 847-821-1234.

HOLY COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL Diversey & Waveland: Sat 9/27, noon, L'Orchestre Oeuf; 12:45 PM, Colby Beserra & Ben Wilson; 1:30 PM, Tom Eavenson; 2:15 PM, Donnyboy the Rocker; 3 PM, Holy Covenant Celebration Choir. 773-209-8653.

LAKE ZURICH OKTOBERFEST Mount Saint Joseph, 24955 N. Rand, Lake Zurich: Fri 9/26, 5-11 PM, Sat 9/27, noon-11 PM, and Sun 9/28, noon-3 PM, Mike & Joe, Johnny Wagner & others. 773-665-4682.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC features free performances on various stages at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sat 10/4, 2 PM, Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, Chicago Cuatro Orchestra, Dan Zanes; 3 PM, Ella Jenkins, Golosa; 3:15 PM, Dan Zanes; 4 PM, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Family Ensemble, Wiggleworms; 4:30 PM, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Percussion Scholarship Group; 5 PM, Civic Orchestra of Chicago; 5:30 PM, Evanston Chamber Ensemble; 6 PM, Guadagnini Ensemble, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Low Brass Ensemble; 6:30 PM, members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; 6:45 PM, Maxim Vengerov & Daniel Barenboim; 7:15 PM, Anna Fermin; 7:45 PM, the Business; 8:15 PM, John Young; 8:30 PM, Otis Clay, Anne-Marie Akin; 8:40 PM, Reginald R. Robinson; 9:05 PM, Michael Kocour; 9:15 PM, 911 Mambo Orchestra; 9:30 PM, Ryan Cohan; 9:45 PM, Fred Holstein; 9:55 PM, Willie Pickens; 10:20 PM, Kelly Brand; 10:30 PM, Terry Callier; 10:45 PM, Polkaholics, Ron Perrillo; 11 PM, Nicholas Barron; 11:10 PM, Erwin Helfer; 11:35 PM, Jose Valdes. 312-294-3000.

NEW ROCKTOBERFEST State & Walton: Fri 10/3, 5 PM, Seven Day Run; 7 PM, Bottle of Justus; 9 PM, Underwater People. Sat 10/4, 7 PM, Dan Darrah; 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. 773-868-3010.

NORTHCENTER OKTOBERFEST Lincoln & Belle Plaine: Fri 9/26, 5 PM, Michael Preska; 6 PM, Alpiners; 7 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute); 9 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sat 9/27, 5 PM, Alpiners; 6 PM, Cecilia; 9 PM, Waco Brothers. 773-868-3010.

OKTOBERFEST in parking lot behind Ann Sather, 929 W. Belmont: Sat 10/4, 2 PM, Queer as Polka; 3 PM, Those Kids; 3:30 PM, Queer as Polka; 4 PM, Patty Elvis; 5:30 PM, Kimi Hayes; 7 PM, Jan James; 8:30 PM, Cathy Richardson Band. 773-327-7711.

OKTOBERFEST St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont: Fri 10/3, 5:30 PM, Jimmy's Bavarians; 9 PM, Pat DiNizio. Sat 10/4, 5:30 PM, Jimmy's Bavarians; 9 PM, Michael McDermott. 773-282-9563.

OLD FASHIONED OKTOBERFEST Bowen Park, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan: Sat 10/4, 6-10 PM, Alpiners. 847-360-4740.

ST. ALPHONSUS OKTOBERFEST St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington: Fri 9/26, 6:30 PM, Paloma. Sat 9/27, 2 PM, Mike & Sally; 6:30 PM, Mike & Joe; 9 PM, Underwater People. 773-525-0709.

ST. BEN'S OKTOBERFEST St. Benedict Parish, 2215 W. Irving Park: Sun 10/5, 1-9 PM, Phenix. 773-588-6484.

UNDER THE WIRE FESTIVAL Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/26, 3 PM, DJ Junkroc, Uncle Woody Sullender; 4 PM, Olivia Block; 5 PM, TV Pow; 6 PM, Fred Lonberg-Holm; 7 PM, Panicsville. Sat 9/27, 3 PM, DJ Spare Tire, Koura; 4 PM, Kyle Bruckmann; 5 PM, Vertonen; 6 PM, Jason Soliday; 6:30 PM, Jim Baker; 7 PM, Jason Soliday/Jim Baker Duo. Sun 9/28, 2 PM, DJ Rob Ray, Nicole Mitchell & Mike Reed; 3 PM, K. Michael Babcock; 4 PM, Adam Sonderberg; 5 PM, Rotten Piece; 6 PM, Goldblood; 7 PM, Metaluxx. 773-342-4597.

Miscellaneous

GUY KLUCEVSEK & PHILLIP JOHNSTON in a free concert. Sat 10/4, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

NANCY WIEBE MAZUROWSKI performs and conducts a seminar for artists entitled "Inspiring Success." Fri 10/3, 7 PM, and Sun 10/5, 2:30 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-539-0893.

SUGARLOAF MIDDLE SCHOOL PEP BAND Free concert. Thu 10/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 9/26, Austrian music program. Mon 9/29, Spring Valley Koto Ensemble, Shakuhachi Trio. Tue 9/30, Wadaiko Japanese Drum Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

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