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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ALABAMA Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

ART ALEXAKIS, DAN DARRAH Mon 11/17, 7:30 PM, Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario. 312-943-2252.

AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES TRIBUTE) All-ages. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

PETER BLASSER, TWIG HARPER, FASHION FLESH, ROTTEN MILK Sat 11/15, 9 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

BOOFONT SISTERS, SHIRLEY Q. LIQUOR Sun 11/16, 9 PM, Lakeshore Theatre, 3175 N. Broadway. 773-472-3492.

GREG BROWN, AL ROSE Sold out. Sat 11/22, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CALIFONE, SIN ROPAS Sat 11/22, 7:30 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-1234.

CATHERINE AVE. Free in-store performances. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

CHI-LITES, DELFONICS Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

BRUCE COCKBURN Wed 11/19, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

KRISTIN COTTS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

RALPH COVERT & FRIENDS, DJ DAN LUNA Benefit for the Scholarship Fund of St. Gregory the Great High School. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, St. Gregory the Great High School, 1609 W. Gregory. 773-907-2114.

CRADLE OF FILTH, TYPE O NEGATIVE, MOONSPELL All-ages. Sat 11/22, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

RODNEY CROWELL, CHIP TAYLOR & CARRIE RODRIGUEZ Sold out. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

BRIAN DIBBLEE, JIM RYAN, TODD CARTER Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

DUCES ACES, A POCKET THEORY, MYLLHOUSE, ONE MAN CROWD Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Wheaton Grand Theater, 123 Hale, Wheaton. 630-221-0667.

EARTH, WIND & FIRE, ISLEY BROTHERS with Rickey Smiley, Earthquake, Bruce Brice, Adele Givens. Sun 11/23, 7:15 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT, SAMBA 1, DJ TIMITIL Benefit for the Capoeira Angola Foundation, with capoeira performances and poetry by Motep. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Quilombo Cultural Center, 1753 N. Kimball. 773-227-8879.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free in-store performances. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6103 N. Lincoln. 773-267-4822. Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, CAVIAR All-ages. Wed 11/19, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DOMINIC GAUDIOUS Free in-store performances. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 11/22, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4824 W. 211th, Matteson. 708-679-1835. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

GIN BLOSSOMS Fri 11/21, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

GOODIEPAL, MILES TILLMAN, BARRY BENNETT Wed 11/19, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

ALEJANDRA GUZMAN All-ages. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

HERO: THE ROCK OPERA with Michael Tait, Rebecca St. James, Mark Stuart. Mon 11/17, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

KRISTIN HERSH, HOWE GELB, ANDREW BIRD Sat 11/15, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HEWHOCORRUPTS, RULE 22, UNTIL I BLEED DRY, ILLUMINATI, HELP ME HELP ME I CAN'T BREATHE, SEYARSE Sat 11/15, 6:30 PM, Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church, Libertyville. 847-918-8880.

JEFF & JANIS Free concert (tickets required in advance). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt. 847-677-5277.

TRISH KEMPORAS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

KORN, LIMP BIZKIT Sold out. Tue 11/18, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

LIZ LARIN Free in-store performances. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6103 N. Lincoln. 773-267-4822. Sun 11/23, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

PHIL LESH & FRIENDS 18 & over. Wed 11/19 through Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS Sun 11/23, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MACK'S CREEK, EMITTER, CRYPTIC VISIONS, SEVEN TEN, SICKFROWN, TERMINAL FIX, CLOSED WORLD, CRAWPUPPIES, SOUL PRIDE, MONKEY COCKTAIL Sun 11/23, 2 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MATTER Free in-store performance. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

DEIDRE MCCALLA Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, Summerdale Community Church/Good Shepherd Parish Metropolitan Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

JASON MRAZ, TRISTAN PRETTYMAN Tue 11/18, 7:30 PM, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, Lucinda & Normal, De Kalb. 815-753-3146 or 815-753-1580.

MEGAN MULLALLY Benefit for Northlight Theatre. Sat 11/22, 7:30 and 9 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

ORFYN, VELVET VELVET, LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, SPIN PERRY, VALLYNN, ANOTHER LETTER RED, 7TH GRADE UNDERDOG, WAIF, NOT A CHANCE, AXIDENTPRONE Sat 11/15, 4 PM, Wheaton Grand Theater, 123 Hale, Wheaton. 630-221-0667.

MANDY PATINKIN with pianist Paul Ford. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

GLEN PHILLIPS, TEITUR Sun 11/16, 8:30 PM, Black Orchid, 230 W. North. 312-944-6200 or 312-559-1212.

PILLAR, SPOKEN, DISCIPLE, KIDS IN THE WAY Mon 11/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 800-965-9324 or 312-559-1212.

RANCID, TIGER ARMY, ROGER MIRET & THE DISASTERS All-ages. Sun 11/23, 6:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

RATDOG, BOB WEIR Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Convocation Center, Northern Illinois University, 1525 Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-752-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SPIDER SALOFF WITH BILL SHELDON & JEREMY KAHN perform "Over the Rainbow," a tribute to E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. Mon 11/17, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

SCRAP ARTS MUSIC Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

MIKE SHIFLET, BURNING STAR CORE, VERTONEN, TV POW See Critic's Choice on Vertonen. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

ROBERT SOLONE Free concert. Fri 11/21, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

STAIND, SEVENDUST, LO PRO All-ages. Thu 11/20, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

PAM STERN Free in-store performance. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

STOMP! Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Sat 11/22, 5 and 9 PM, and Sun 11/23, 2:30 and 6:30 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

MARYMONICA THOMAS Free concert. Fri 11/14, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

NICHOLAS TREMULIS ORCHESTRA, MIKE & JOE Benefit for the Field Museum. Thu 11/20, 6-11 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-559-1212.

20 MILES See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Fri 11/14, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

PHIL VASSAR, CRAIG MORGAN, LITTLE BIG TOWN Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JACI VELASQUEZ Sat 11/15, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

WANDERING ENDORPHIN Free in-store performances. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

REGGIE WILSON performs with Fist & Heel, Black Umfolosi, the Noble Douglas Dance Company; 11/16 sold out. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Plaid, Luke Vibert, Chris Clark, N.E.D. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Arab Strap, Slumber Party, Malcolm Middleton. Sun 11/16, 9 PM, the Fixx, Cooler by the Lake. Wed 11/19 and Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Subdudes. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Pedal Steel Transmission, Lonesome Tumblers (18 & over). Sat 11/22, 10 PM, and Sun 11/23, 9 PM, Guided by Voices, Tobin Sprout (11/23 18 & over). 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.

BANDOLEROS LOUNGE 225 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/14, Susie Gomez, Faye Ray. Sat 11/15, Moses Gun, Dragonfly Red, Alien Resident. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Fri 11/21, American Motherload, Loomis. Sat 11/22, Kevin Lee, Gidgets Ga Ga. 773-395-3002.

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 11/14, Waco Brothers, Kelly Steward (4th annual "Fight Cancer" benefit concert). Sat 11/15, Digable Cat, Finneus, Dreaming Tree, Shadyside All-Stars. Sun 11/16, Velvet Sun, Lyla Stone. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 11/18, Dave Specter, Tony Rogers. Wed 11/19, Bleeding Turnips, Artless, Mabel. Thu 11/20, Dead Horse Hill, Lauren & Vince, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. Fri 11/21, Forty Piece

Choir, the Effect. Sat 11/22, Stewed Tomatoes, Sybris, Precious Blood, Super 8 Cum Shot, Bizarro. Sun 11/23, Harlan Pepper, Monstro. 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 11/14, Burbanks, Low Profile, Burnside Bridge. Sat 11/15, Bent-Til-Broken. 773-770-2039.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, DJ Journey spins, plus hip-hop open mike and freestyle battles. 773-235-9100.

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

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 9 PM-1 AM, Heather Moran. Sat 11/15 and Sat 11/22, 9 PM-1 AM, Gail Becker. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 11/14, 7 PM, New Model Army (see Spot Check); 10 PM, 20 Miles (see Spot Check), Catfish Haven, Redwalls. Sat 11/15, 6 PM, Duvall, Reputation, Ilya, University (all-ages); 11 PM, Trouble, DSG. Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Grand Champeen, Riviera, Two Cow Garage. Mon 11/17, 6 PM, Zao, Chemistry, This Day Forward, Beloved (all-ages). Wed 11/19, 6 PM, Straylight Run, New Amsterdams, Murder by Death, Format (all-ages). Thu 11/20, 8 PM, Helicopter Helicopter, Analog Radio, Camera, the Industry. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Peelers, Phenoms. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Polkaholics, Skapone. Sun 11/23, 5 PM, the Locust, Tracy & the Plastics, El Guapo (all-ages); 9 PM, Egostatic, Mighty Fine Machine, Drive. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/14, Simplicity. Sat 11/15, Freespace, Shad. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 11/20, Major's Junction, Everett Atkins. Fri 11/21, Motion for Alliance, Future Rock. Sat 11/22, Speargrass, Ernie Hendrickson. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Voodoo Monkey Child, Kevin M. Buck. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays. Fri 11/14, Mighty Joe. Sun 11/16, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 11/21, Scott Nev. Sun 11/23, Steve Roth. 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.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 11/23, Voicebox, Phoenix 68. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 11/14, Tumbleweed. Sat 11/22, Wild Ones. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/14, Hushpuppies. Sat 11/15, Lonestar State. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Reaction, Brain Regiment, Kingdom Flying Club. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Swivel, Lugnut, Stump. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Kevin Martin & the Hiwatts, Soul Pollution, Romans Ran Faster. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Uproar. 708-499-4140.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Something Strange, Supermint, Lix (18 & over). Thu 11/20, 8 PM, "Mass Influence" MC & DJ battle (all-ages). Fri 11/21, 8:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Vertical Method, Man the Mighty, Desypher (all-ages). Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band. Sun 11/23, 5:30 PM, open mike (with a "battle of the bands"; 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. Third Thursday of every month, DJ Sarah spins indie and classic rock. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, "One Voice" open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: 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: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Kindred, Calvin Richardson. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Kevin Martin & the Hiwatts, X-Side. Sat 11/15, 10:30 PM, Catfight. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Abu, Tommy Rocks. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, JP & the Cats, Well Hung Jury. 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 11/14 and Sat 11/15, 8 PM, and Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Baby Jane Dexter. Fri 11/14, 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." Sat 11/15 and Sat 11/22, 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Wed 11/19, 1:30 PM, Pamela Sue Fox & George Howe. Wed 11/19 and Thu 11/20, 8 PM, Fri 11/21, 8 and 10:30 PM, Sat 11/22, 8 PM, and Sun 11/23, 6 and 8 PM, Ann Hampton Callaway (see Critic's Choice). 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 11/16, DJ Tony. Mon 11/17, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 11/18, DJ Jen B. Wed 11/19, DJ Billy D. spins country & western. Thu 11/20, DJ Alex. Sun 11/23, DJ Odie. 773-472-2771.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music in the Blue Rooster Lounge at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/22, Roots Rock Society. 630-325-0780.

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 11/14, 10 PM, James Chance & the Fibbs, Watchers, Mahjongg, Life During Wartime DJs. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Thorns, Mavericks, Joe Firstman. Tue 11/18, 9 PM, Three Dollar Bill, Dr. Killbot, Apartment, Our Missiles Are. Wed 11/19, 9 PM, Darkness, Webb Brothers (sold out). Thu 11/20, 9 PM, American Cosmonaut, Phistine Verona, Black Box, Buchanan, Lovedrug. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Stylus, Bamboo Grove, Scott Conine. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Eleventh Dream Day, Dump, Sam Prekop. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Third Sunday of every month, 8:30 PM, Sway. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/14, David Sarkis, Release. Sat 11/15, Trilogy. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Fri 11/21, Catfight. Sat 11/22, Alex & the All-Stars. 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). 708-788-4071.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 11/14, Colour, Liquid Courage. Sat 11/15, Sofa Kings. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thu 11/20, Dave Tamkin. Fri 11/21, Core, Paul Allodi. Sat 11/22, Seventh Heaven, Cousin It. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/14, 9:30 PM, Driveway Ninjas, Vultures Are Lovebirds, My Left Arm. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Indignant, Lunch, Second Hand Poets, Ludo. Sun 11/16, 9 PM, EN2, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 11/18, 9 PM, Alora, Ghost Story, Buddy Nuisance. Wed 11/19, 9 PM, Liquid Thread, Outlit, Tommy Gun. Thu 11/20, 7:30 PM, the Alarm. Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Lunar Breakdown, the Charm, Empyrean, Easy Tiger. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Gaskit, Goodyear Pimps, AKA, Twelve AX2. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Night Riders. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Swingin' Neckbreakers, Paybacks, Holy Ghosts. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, T. Raumschmiere, Ellen Allien (see Critic's Choice), Apparat, Meiotic Soundsystem with DJs Marc Martin & Shift, Latest (no cover). Sun 11/16, 9:30 PM, Steve Turner, Marc Olsen, Matt Marque. Mon 11/17, 9:30 PM, Hidden Cameras, Fiery Furnaces (see Critic's Choice), Tallulah. Tue 11/18, 9:30 PM, Miminokoto (see Spot Check), Plastic Crimewave Sound, Spires That in the Sunset Rise. Wed 11/19, 9:30 PM, Lydia Lunch (spoken-word performance), Sterling, Chris Connelly. Thu 11/20, 9:30 PM, Explosions in the Sky (see Spot Check), Del Rey, Lazarus. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, High & Mighty, Cage, Akrobatik. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Ms. John Soda, B. Fleischmann, Christian Kleine. Sun 11/23, 9:30 PM, Ancient Greeks, Hanged Up, Polmo Polpo. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, Mason & Knobs host karaoke. Sat 11/15, Livin' Large. Sat 11/22, R-Gang. 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. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 11/14, Hydro. Sat 11/15, Flex Crew. Sun 11/16, Dub Dis. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 11/19 and Sun 11/23, Rasta Kelly. Thu 11/20, Hydro. Fri 11/21, Indika. Sat 11/22, Devon Brown. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJ Statikfire spins industrial, techno, goth, and darkwave. 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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, DJ Zauz. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. Thursdays, DJ Rozco, Pat B. 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 11/14, JP & the Cats. Sat 11/15, X-Side. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 11/22, Rubber. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/14, Fat Cat. Fri 11/21, Brothers Clyde. 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, 9:30 PM, and Fri 11/14, 9:30 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. Fri 11/21, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 630-416-3310.

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 11/14, 7 PM, Health & Beauty, the Moment, It's, Took to the Sea. Sat 11/15, 6 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Zvooks; 9 PM, Turn Pale. Sun 11/16, 4 PM, the Dog and Everything, Anything but Joey, Pomeroy, Saving Face; 8 PM, Icarus Line. Tue 11/18, 7 PM, Naked Aggression, the Frisk, Swindle. Wed 11/19, 6 PM, From Ashes Rise (see Spot Check), American Heritage, Afterproject. Thu 11/20, 10 PM, Casiotone, Nate Denver's Neck. Fri 11/21, 6 PM, Racebannon, Thunderbirds Are Now. Sat 11/22, 5 PM, Much the Same, Undercast, Near Miss, Wilhelm Scream. Sun 11/23, 4 PM, Kung Fu Fetus, Shagbark, Road Crew, Vodka Moxie, What Went Wrong (benefit for Cornerstone homeless shelters). 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Nine Miles, Down the Line. Fri 11/21, 9:30 PM, Robbie Fulks, Kelly Hogan & the Soul Makeout Band. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Paul Burch. 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 11/14, Jack Straw. Wed 11/19, Shards. Fri 11/21, Groovatron. Sat 11/22, Kraig Kenning. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 11/14, 9:30 PM, Tim Mahoney. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. Fri 11/21, 9:30 PM, Shaking Tree. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Downtown Charlie Brown Band. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/14, Specs, Chris McCarthy. Sat 11/15, Barajas, Egnaro. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 11/21, Michael Pushka, Debe Welch, Jay Mathes. Sat 11/22, Zero Defects, Milkbaby. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike (hip-hop MC battle). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/16 and Sun 11/23, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 11/17, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 11/18, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 11/19, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 11/20, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 11/21, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/22, 7:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/14 and Wed 11/19 through Fri 11/21, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 11/15 and Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 11/16 and Sun 11/23, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 11/17, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie. Tue 11/18, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. 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.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Futz performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. 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 11/14, Cased, Delusion. Sat 11/15, Endangered Species, Garden Music, Steph Staa, E-luv, Zamora. Wed 11/19, 9 PM, Po' Girl, Sunnyside Up, JT & the Clouds. Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Skid Marks, Orphans, Wanamaker, Lynyrd's Innards. Fri 11/21, Katie Todd Band, Tres Femmes. Sat 11/22, David Singer & the Sweet Science, Interociter, Chinchilla Fury. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Sun 11/16, 9 PM, Kris Narunatvanich. Wed 11/19, 9 PM, Phil Ajjarapu performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Mon 11/17, 9 PM, Caraher. Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Jackson Daly. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Hideout Workers' Comp CD-release party (see Spot Check) with performances by Drapes, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Kim, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Laurie Stirratt, Clyde Federal, Juliana Armbrust, Jeff Thomas, Anastasia Davies Hinchsliff. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Hideout Workers' Comp CD-release party (see Spot Check) with performances by Punk Band, Lovely Little Girls, Manishevitz, Burger Damage, Can-Ky-Ree, Paulina Hollers, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon, Jeff Maharry, Don Schwieger. Thu 11/20, 8 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Fri 11/21, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners; 10 PM, Starlee Kine's Floor Show. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Coat; 10 PM, Orso; 11 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/14, Chadwicks, Tony Roberts & Roger Lump. Sat 11/15, Bandages, Enamur, Drive. Wed 11/19, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike. Fri 11/21, Grift, Brill Babies. Sat 11/22, Miles, CSM. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 11/15, 9 PM, and Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Jellyeye Drum Theatre with Kevin O'Donnell & Shu Shubat. Tue 11/18, 9 PM, Binkis performs at the "Mass Appeal" showcase, hosted by Sang Y. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Rotten Milk, Western Automatic. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Los Lonely Boys (sold out). Sat 11/15, 6:45 PM, Shins (see Critic's Choice), Aislers Set, Broadcast Oblivion (sold out). Sun 11/16, 9 PM, Molotov (18 & over). Mon 11/17 through Wed 11/19, 9 PM, Duran Duran (sold out). Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Jonny Lang, Indigenous (sold out). Fri 11/21 through Sun 11/23, 9 PM, Tom Jones (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. Wed 11/19 through Fri 11/21, 4:30 PM, Hashbrowns. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/14, Jen Porter. Thu 11/20, DJ Mig. Fri 11/21, Mahp. 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: Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Night Riders. 847-934-3474.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike 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.

JJ KELLY'S 2455 Bernice, Lansing: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Marizen, Gidgets Ga Ga. 708-474-9977.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Jackson Rohm, Rubber, Nitrous Foxide, Strain Busy Sky. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Never the Hero, Too White Crew. Wed 11/19, 9 PM, John Eddie, Pie-Eyed Pete. Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Pride of Lions, Off Broadway. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 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 nightly (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: Sundays, 11 AM, Caribbean Castaways perform at a reggae brunch (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, "Upstarts" new-band showcase. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 10 PM, Playback & friends. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Matt Andrews, Eclectic Muse, Dan Winter, Drury Brothers, Josh Cheney perform as part of the "Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. 773-248-1820.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 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 11/14, 10 PM, Sonnets, Waxon 7, I Attack, No Slogan. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Millimeters Mercury, Sixty-Eights, Rusty Pipes. Sundays, 9 PM, Pete Special, Blues Rocket Scientists with Buzz Kilman. Tue 11/18, 8 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the "Local Vocal Brew." Wed 11/19, 9 PM, Something Ordinary, Run Logan, Amici. Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Ginchy, Three on the Tree. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Dummy, Destroy Everything, Rock & Roll Daredevils. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Temple of Low Men, Great Crusades, West of Rome. 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.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays; no cover. Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

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 11/14, 10 PM, Carbon Leaf, Down the Line. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, El H, Pinch. Wed 11/19, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Bob Schneider, Dave & Steve. Fri 11/21, 7 PM, Story Hill; 10 PM, Trainwreck, Matt Beckler. Sun 11/23, 7:30 PM, Todd Snider, David Zollo, Keith Sykes. 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-8200.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/14, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Inept, Disonic, Dysception (all-ages). Sat 11/15, 6:30 PM, Spitalfield, Owen, Until Sundown, Ris (all-ages); 11 PM, Qbert, X-Ecutioners, Jazzy Jay, Z-Trip (18 & over). Mon 11/17, 6:30 PM, Sugarcult, Plain White T's, Story of the Year, Jackson (see Spot Check; all-ages). Wed 11/19, 7 PM, Lillix, Brassy, Start, Lennon (all-ages). Thu 11/20, 8 PM, Ari Hest, Clarks, Pseudopod (18 & over). Fri 11/21, 5:30 PM, Anti-Flag, Rise Against, Against Me, None More Black, Thoughtriot (all-ages). Sat 11/22, 6:30 PM, and Sun 11/23, 1 PM, Brand New, Hot Rod Circuit, Eisley (11/22 with Spindle, sold out; 11/23 all-ages). Sun 11/23, 10 PM, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ssion, 90 Day Men, DJ Mother Hubbard (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/15, Boatbuilders. Sat 11/22, Third Rail. 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.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Michael Charles. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Paul McKinney Group. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." 708-366-8073.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Sat 11/22, Tom & Scott's Acoustic Sideshow. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/14, Loose Screws. Sat 11/15, Bluestack. Tue 11/18, Tony Alvarez. Thu 11/20, Mike Brumfield. Fri 11/21, R-Gang. Sat 11/22, Night People. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/14, tribute to Wesley Willis. Sat 11/15, Jeremy Raskin, I Love Rich, Boll Weevil, Rock Water. Wed 11/19, Facing Winter, Three Words to Live By. Thu 11/20, Dirtbikes. 773-486-7774.

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: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Waystation, Clearly & the Mainstream, My Secret Service. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, M.O.T.O., Millions, Manhandlers, Manaconda. Sun 11/16, 6 PM, 23-Skidoo, Undefined, Koncrete Edge, Enticing Minors (all-ages). Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 11/20, 9 PM, J. Davis Trio. Fri 11/21, 9 PM, No Doctors, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers, Mommy Won't Wake Up. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan, Anne Harris, Urban Twang. 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 11/15, 10 PM, Last Caress (Misfits tribute), Rosedales, Mayfairs. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 11/19, 9 PM, Westbury, Loophole. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones, Beyond Betty, Hit List. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 11/20, 8 PM, Roi Ann Phillips performs 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 nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Blackmaker, Mighty Fine Machine, Assembly. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Granola Funk Express, Cornmeal. Sun 11/16, 11 PM, and Tue 11/18, 10 PM, Caraher Funkatronica, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, John Swift, Clash Titan with Phunk & Nevs-One. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 11/19, 10:30 PM, Gnome Attic, Klepto, Medium. Thu 11/20, 10:30 PM, Thrall, Speed of Light, Leroy Fix. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Estradasphere, Soul Vasq. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Deep, Jacob Stone, Thin Man, Odd Trio. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sun 11/23, 6 PM, Lennon, Detour, Model One, Blage (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.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/14, Mike & Joe. Sat 11/15, Leon Russell. Fri 11/21, Guided by Voices. 815-758-2715.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Saturdays and Tuesdays, 11 PM, Parados. 312-397-0100.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/14, Rotgut. Sat 11/15, 6 PM, City Stickers; 10 PM, Moonshine Sway. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 11/15, Milwaukees. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: No cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Thu 11/20, 8 PM, "Singer Spotlight North Shore" with Rachelle Kole, Eric Whitman, Miranda Huber, Margaret Stewart, and Paula Ramsey. 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 11/14, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. Sat 11/15, Back Alley. Wed 11/19, Jasper Buchanan. Fri 11/21, Wild Ones. 815-477-0340.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/21, Wingnuts, Brother Lowdown. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 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: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Dahui. Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. 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.

SAM MCGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Thu 11/20, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/14, 10 PM, Marc Broussard, Mer (18 & over). Sat 11/15, 7 PM, and Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Al Stewart. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Magnolia Electric Co., Danny Black, Trouble With Sweeney. Mon 11/17, 7 PM, John Wesley Harding, Edward Burch; 9:30 PM, Kevin O'Donnell, Shu Shubat, Ken Fountain. Tue 11/18, 9 PM, Bleu, Air This Side of Caution (18 & over). Wed 11/19, 9 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Fiery Furnaces (see Critic's Choice), Like Young (18 & over). Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Pleasure Club, Mr. Rudy Day, Bon Mots (see Spot Check). Fri 11/21, 7 and 10:30 PM, Sondre Lerche, Rachael Yamagata (early show 18 & over). Sat 11/22, 7 PM, Hamell on Trial, Don Gibson. Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Blu Sanders, Andrew Kerr (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute), Reckoning (R.E.M. tribute). 630-257-6383.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/14, MST, Token. Sat 11/15, Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). Fri 11/21, Mike & Joe. Sat 11/22, War Pigs (Black Sabbath tribute), Life After Death. 630-893-9346.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Nine Spot. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Cosmic Haze (all-ages). Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 11/14, Stevie Starlite. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays and Fri 11/14, Felix & the Cats. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Thursdays, Jesse Scinto. 773-772-6656.

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.

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 11/14, Honeydogs, Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen, Low Rent. Sat 11/15, Jesus & the Devil, Intelligent Dennis, Superbig, Arbo. Sun 11/16, Piece X Piece. Tue 11/18, 8 PM, Denison Witmer, Sufjan Stevens. Wed 11/19, Guitar Wolf, Functional Blackouts, Civilized Age. Thu 11/20, Farm Crew, Indian, Fear & Trembling, Tenki (benefit for Estrojam). Fri 11/21, Detholz, Annie Quick, Security Council, Maxel Toft. Sat 11/22, Bottle Rockets, Edward Burch & friends. 773-278-6600.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Frankfurt School, ONDA perform at the "Elastro" showcase of electro-acoustic music. 773-862-3616.

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

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Val. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 11/22, 9:30 PM, Dizzy Stick. 708-389-7810.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Adam Ezra, Paul Stauffer. Sat 11/15, 7 PM, Paul Curreri, Devon Sproule, Awry, Tony Roberts. Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Jennifer Boeder, Jeanne Arrigo. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Matt Tiegler, Mark Balletto, Dag Juhlin. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Brad Cole, Dave Sills. Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Bachelor Red, Laws, Ben Connelly. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/14, James Ulrich, Broken Finger, 18 Speed Tranny, God Wafer. Sat 11/15, Natural Addiction, Slide Show, Ro Ro Mato. Sun 11/16, Sealed in Silence, Things Outside the Skin, Gothicals with the Lucky Devils Circus Sideshow. Tuesdays, DJ Chops. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. Fri 11/21, Domestic Godzilla. Sat 11/22, Gravetones, Cocktail Preachers, Deadhounds. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 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.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Old No. 8, Saps. Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Outlaw Family Band, Roundups. Thu 11/20, 9:30 PM, Anna Fermin, Middletown. Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Gnome Attic, Temple of Low Men. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Arminta & the Blaq Lily, Boda, Callisto. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/14, Underwater People. Sat 11/15, Short Cuts. Fri 11/21, Broken Vegas. Sat 11/22, Second Opinion. 630-264-2739.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/14, Bed Bugs. Sat 11/15, open stage. Sat 11/22, Celestial Crumb. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/14, Flex Crew. Sat 11/15, Indika, Gizzae. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 11/20, Kwame. Fri 11/21, Baaro. Sat 11/22, Aswah Greggori, Dub Dis. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/14, Sharks, Meshes, Angels With Dirty Faces, Black Squirrels (benefit for Hostage Radio). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Bob Rogan. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Mudcat Grant, True Pilsner. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 11/19, Larry Beers, Keith Scott & the Plastic Bag. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 11/21, Dress Rehearsal, Mandorico, Jimmy Deluxe. Sat 11/22, Bumpus, World Without Sundays, Chase Lounge. 773-929-1300.

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PETE TONG Free in-store DJ performance. Fri 11/21, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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, Frankie J. 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 (until 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 Larissa, DJ Dion. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Third Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. Last Sunday of every month, 3:01 AM, DJ Samnation, DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. 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. Mondays, 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 nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sat 11/15, Flipside. Sun 11/16, DJ Missa Messian, Gigglebyte spin 80s electro. Tue 11/18, Zachary Lubin, Matt Mercer, Atomly, Nate Ballard, M50 spin techno. Wed 11/19, Phantom 45, Zew, Midway spin drum 'n' bass. Thu 11/20, Lawrence Vince, Carl Kennedy, John Dill. Sat 11/22, James Curd. Sun 11/23, DJ Pussy Galore spins at "Homo Reality." 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.

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. Saturdays, Second Friday of every month, and Third Friday of every month, 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.

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: Fridays, John Simmons. 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, DJ Lugo spins with percussionist Louie Louie. 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.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: Fri 11/14, 9 PM-4 AM, Felix da Housecat, Victor R. Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, Teri Bristol, Jernell Geronimo. Fri 11/21, 9 PM-4 AM, Pete Tong. 312-266-1900.

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 10 PM; no cover. Mon 11/17, Pepe Deluxe (DJ set), DJ Tom Windish, 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 nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 11/14, DJ 4BZ, Matt Dean, DJ Madrid, Stephen P spin deep house. Third Saturday of every month, Fathom DJ, DJ K. Sun 11/16, DJ Ethan. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. Thursdays, Greg Norwood, DJ FLX spin house. 773-276-1411.

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

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Sundays, DJ Pharris. Thursdays, Paul Blair. 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.

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. Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Holland, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory spins music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. 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 nightly (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 (until 5 AM Saturdays); no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

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

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Moustafa Rocks. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, Chip-Chop, RSB1000 spin electronic music at "Sample Ed1t" (tracks may be brought in to add to the mix). 773-472-5139.

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.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 11/15, 11:45 PM, Paul Van Dyk (sold out). 312-923-2000.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); patio open all season. Fridays, 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: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Saturdays, Derrick Wize. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Tuesdays, DJ Basic spins drum 'n' bass. Wednesdays, Ron Thurman, Tony Garcia spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 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 (until 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. Sat 11/15, DJ Why B, DJ Striz spin hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover). Sundays, Castration DJ, DJ Jam Sandwich. 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: Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Hybrid, Barry Ashworth (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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). Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 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 nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Saturdays, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, DJ Panacea, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Wednesdays, midnight, and Thu 11/20, midnight, RB Green. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 11/23, midnight, RB Green. 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 937 N. Rush: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 9 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, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays (until 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 (until 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. 773-278-1009.

REDLINE 228 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Stop spins downtempo, electro, and breaks. 312-266-2222.

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. 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 (until 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. Sat 11/15, 10 PM-3 AM, Sunny Singh spins bhangra and Hindi. 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 11/14, Elliot Eastwick, Brad Owen. Sat 11/15, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 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 11/20, Kill Memory Crash (live performance), Venue (live performance), Soultek vs. Billy Dalessandro, Matt Nee vs. Frankie Vega. Fri 11/21, Luke Solomon, Diz. Sat 11/22, Miles Maeda, Marco Morales. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/14, Kyoto Jazz Massive, 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 Cortland spins soul, funk, R&B, jazz, Latin, African, and Brazilian at "The Supreme Court Hearings," DJ Ja-Jazz. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. Thu 11/20, Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio, Karl Injex, Josh Deep. 312-226-7600.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Saturdays, VJ Nikole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & 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 Mondays through Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Chilliwinters. Mon 11/17, Kerry K., Mike Fritz with guests. 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. 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. Third Thursday of every month, DJ FLX. 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.

TIZI MELLOUL 531 N. Wells: Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Disco Kitty. 312-670-4338.

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 (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, John Curley, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 11/20, Layo & Bushwacka. Sat 11/22, Deep Dish with Dubfire. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Third Saturday of every month, 10 PM-3 AM, Mixology Science DJs spin underground, live PA (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (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 (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 11/14, Ron Carroll, J-Dub, Nino, John Simmons, Billy the Kid, Shawn Jackson, Justin Gardner, Splinter, Boris the Blade, Ernie P. Sat 11/15, Donald Glaude, Bear Who?, KG Beats. Mondays, John Curley, Jay Prasad. Fri 11/21, Hipolito Sanchez, DJ Spin, Dougie Stylz, Milo Mahi, Ed White, Gary Lacosta, Nick Rockwell, James Lauer, John Evolution, D-Jam, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch. Sat 11/22, Fergie, Marco V, Matt Nee. 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.

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

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Chris Walsh, Jeremy Coutre spin house. Mondays, DNS, Monna spin jazz and 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 (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 11/14, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lego. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Fri 11/21, Mark Grant, Terry Hunter. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON Free concert. Fri 11/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DONNA ADLER Free concert. Tue 11/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TRICIA ALEXANDER Sun 11/23, 4 PM, Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-969-9720.

BOB BOVEE & GAIL HEIL Sat 11/22, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

JUDY COOK, ACIE CARGILL Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

ROSS CREAN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4824 W. 211th, Matteson. 708-679-1835.

PAT DONAHUE, DUCK BAKER, ERIC LUGOSCH perform at the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FRED, CHIRPS, RHYS & STEVE perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Eric Zorn. Sun 11/16, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 773-777-7822.

FRANKIE GAVIN & SEAN GAVIN Sun 11/23, 7:30 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

MELVIN GOINS & WINDY MOUNTAIN with Ms. Rita Ruby. Sun 11/16, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

GOOD INTENTIONS PAVING COMPANY performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Jo Mortland. Mon 11/17, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

ANNE HILLS Benefit for Church World Service, Nicaragua Medical Alliance, and Nicaragua Solidarity Committee. Sun 11/16, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 773-283-4361.

JORDAN & friends perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Watkins. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

REELTIME TRAVELERS, PAUL TYLER & FRIENDS Tribute to The WLS National Barn Dance. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

COSY SHERIDAN, MARK DVORAK Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

VALERIE SMITH & LIBERTY PIKE, EVIDENCE Fri 11/14, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

PHIL VASSAR, CRAIG MORGAN, LITTLE BIG TOWN Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

CRIS WILLIAMSON & HOLLY NEAR Sat 11/22, 7 PM, Arthur Rubloff Building, Northwestern University School of Law, 357 E. Chicago. 847-414-4508.

DARRYL WORLEY, REBECCA LYNN HOWARD Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 7:30 PM, Irish session (no cover). 773-478-4408.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 11/16, None of the Above Folk Cabaret. 847-424-9800.

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 Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Mon 11/17, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 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, 6 PM, 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.

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music starts at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 11/14, Clan na Gael. Sat 11/15, Katie Sullivan. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Kieran Conway. Fri 11/21, John Dillon. Sat 11/22, Flintlock. 708-687-9323.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 11/14, Anish. Sat 11/15, house band. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 11/21, John Williams. Sat 11/22, Academy of Irish Music. 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.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sun 11/16, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

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: Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Larkin Brothers. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/14, Chuck & Mary. Sat 11/15, Dalriada. Fri 11/21, Dooley Brothers. Sat 11/22, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Sun 11/23, 7:30 PM, Frankie Gavin & Sean Gavin. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Jeff & Vida (in the side bar). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/15, John Williams. Sat 11/22, Andi & I. 630-393-1247.

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

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

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/21, 9:30 PM, Sandy Andina, Jackson Daly, Kelly Steward, Kate Newcomer. 773-465-8005.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 11/19, 9:30 PM, Paulina Hollers. 773-227-4433.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 11/16, 9:30 PM, Jason Braun. Sun 11/23, 9:30 PM, Robert Rial. 773-235-9795.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 11/16, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

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

KITSCH'N ON ROSCOE 2005 W. Roscoe: Restaurant. Thu 11/20, 7 PM, Brandon Harvey, Ross Freedman, Kara Hetz, Kyra Auslander, Jeff Carpenter, Steve Sliga, Stephanie Knol (no cover). 773-248-7372.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 11/17, 9:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 11/18, Gavin Coyle. 630-688-8866.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 11/19, 8:30 PM, Larry O. Dean & Derek Walvoord, Pete Bosack, Stephanie Morris, Robert Stewart perform at "Folk You!" Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Mark Sheehy hosts a singer-songwriter showcase with Rachel Davis, Dick Prall & others. (all ages). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Andi & I, Amy Curl. 773-743-3355.

ONE EAST WILSON GRILL & PUB 1 E. Wilson, Batavia: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Joe James hosts an acoustic open mike. 630-761-8309.

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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Darden Smith. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, John Kimler, Palliard. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 11/14, Dev Singh. Sat 11/15, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 11/21, Laws. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Plank Road Band, Suddenly Country. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

REGINALD R. ROBINSON, ERWIN HELFER, EARMA THOMPSON, REVEREND DWAYNE MASON Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND REUNION CONCERT Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

WHEATON COLLEGE GOSPEL CHOIR Sat 11/22, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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

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

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 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 11/14, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sat 11/15, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 11/16, 10 PM, Aron Burton (no cover). Tue 11/18, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 11/19, Eddie Taylor Jr. Thu 11/20, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Fri 11/21, John Primer. Sat 11/22, 4 PM, Big Time Sarah (benefit for BEHIV); 9 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 847-424-9800.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/14, Sat 11/15, and Thu 11/20, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Fri 11/21, and Sat 11/22, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/18, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thu 11/20, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 11/18, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, Howard Scott & the World Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/14, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 11/15, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sun 11/16, Slam Allen. Mon 11/17, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/18, Linsey Alexander. Wed 11/19, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 11/20, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, Jimmy Johnson. 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: 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 11/14, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson, Vino Louden. Sat 11/15, 6 PM, Jimmy Burns; 9:30 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Joanna Connor. Sun 11/16, Carl Weathersby. Mon 11/17, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 11/18, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Wed 11/19, Linsey Alexander. Thu 11/20, Dion Payton. Fri 11/21, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 11/22, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Bernard Allison, Johnny Drummer. Sun 11/23, Sharon Lewis. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 11/21, Big Sweaty Men. 847-256-8870.

CHANTERELLES 11 Bartlett Ave., Bartlett: Fri 11/14, 11 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-830-1700.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Fri 11/14,

5:30 PM, Big Fun Blues Band. Mon 11/17, noon, Gloria Shannon. Wed 11/19, noon, Jesse Scinto. Fri 11/21, 5:30 PM, Johnny Drummer. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/14, Michael Hill's Blues Mob with Ana Popovic. Sat 11/15, Tinsley Ellis. Fri 11/21, Bernard Allison. Sat 11/22, Chris Duarte. 630-513-0074.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Street Corner Blue. 847-836-8820.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Brother John. 847-706-1700.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music in the Blue Rooster Lounge at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/15, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 630-325-0780.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 11/15, Big Mo' Groove. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Dirty Dog. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Sat 11/22, Backstreet Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 11/15, Code Blues. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Duke Tumatoe. 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. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 11/14, 7 PM, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 11/15, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Tue 11/18, Pauline York Blues Band. Thu 11/20, Joe Moss hosts an open mike. Sat 11/22, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Wed 11/19, 9:30 PM, Paulina Hollers. 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 11/14 and Sat 11/15, 9:30 PM, Joe Bonamassa. Mon 11/17 through Wed 11/19, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers, Joanna Connor. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, A.C. Reed, Dion Payton with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Osee Anderson & the Blooze Folks, Dion Payton. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 11/20, Kid Dynamite, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Linsey Alexander, Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S ET LOUNGE 7247 S. Racine: Sat 11/15, 9 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.

MAIN STREET INN 225 E. Main, Round Lake Park: Thursdays, 8:30 PM-1 AM, Bruce Williams Orkestra hosts an open jam. 847-740-4625.

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

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 11/15, Dave Specter. Sat 11/22, Chicago Catz. 773-252-1155.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Noonday Darkness. 630-782-9091.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/21, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-328-0399.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 11/22, Anthony Gomes. 815-477-0340.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-927-6073.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge. Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RIVER LANE PUB 65 N. River Lane, Geneva: Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 630-845-9633.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Fri 11/14, and Sat 11/15, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. Sat 11/22, James Wheeler with the Sam Goode Band. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 11/15, Jimmy Burns. Fri 11/21, Vance Kelly. Sat 11/22, Phil Guy. 847-991-2150.

SLUGGERS 3540 N. Clark: Sat 11/15, 9:30 PM, GG Sutton & the Blues Actors. 773-472-9696.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Fri 11/21, Cash Box Kings. Sat 11/22, Jim Murphy Band, Tail Dragger, Willie Smith. 773-772-6656.

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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 11/20, My Sister's Blues Band. Fri 11/21, Bombay Alley. 312-943-7815.

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

Jazz

Concerts

TATSU AOKI, JONATHAN CHEN, CAROL GENETTI Fri 11/21, 8:30 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. 773-862-2447.

BED OF NAILS QUARTET, KURT HILL ISLET, LAURIE LEE MOSES, BILL MACKAY & KYLE HERNANDEZ Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Luv N Care Dayschool, 5934 W. Diversey. 773-622-9433.

CARAVAN OF UNITY Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Triple D, 1902 W. Irving Park. 773-857-5212.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "Concerto for Jazz Orchestra" under the direction of Bill Dobbins. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Arthur Rubloff Auditorium, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Huntley High School District 158 Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony, Huntley. 312-344-6245.

DAVE GREER'S CLASSIC JAZZ STOMPERS Sun 11/16, 2-5:30 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

HARRY HMURA Free in-store performance. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

AHMAD JAMAL Fri 11/14, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JAZZ PIE: A MOVING SLICE OF AMERICA with Johnny Frigo, Orbert Davis, Corky Siegel, Cerqua Rivera Art Experience. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, and Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

KERRI JOHNSTRUD Free in-store performance. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JOHN KANNENBERG Free concert. Mon 11/17, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

ALEKS KOLKOWSKI WITH NICK BROSTE, NICOLE MITCHELL & JONATHAN CHEN, VALERI SCHERSTJANOI perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound, with videos by Ramon Schneider & Zeljka Marusic, Ed Rankus. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 312-846-2800.

CHARLES LLOYD QUINTET Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Free concert. Thu 11/20, 7:30 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

DONNY MCCASLIN QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sat 11/22, noon, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/14, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-8599.

MICHAEL MILES performs "Chicago: Rhythm and Rhymes" at a benefit for the Casablanca-Chicago Sister Cities Committee's humanitarian assistance projects. Wed 11/19, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-5320.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Fri 11/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MAX MORATH Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

MORTON COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 263.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Don Owens, Daniel J. Farris, Joel Spencer. Mon 11/17, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ NIGHT II under the direction of Don Owens, Daniel J. Farris, Joel Spencer. Sat 11/22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

WILLIE PICKENS Thu 11/20, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-427-1676.

TANYA REED, CHRIS GREENE & NEW PERSPECTIVE, SOUL CREATIONS & others perform at "Who Stole the Soul?," with spoken-word performances and art showcases; benefit for art-in-education projects. Sat 11/22, 6 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-3936.

JUDY ROBERTS & GREG FISHMAN Free concert. Mon 11/17, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

VALERI SCHERSTJANOI performs as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound; no cover. Mon 11/17, 6 PM, Goethe-Institut Chicago, suite 200, 150 N. Michigan. 312-263-0472.

MARLENA SHAW, WILLIE PICKENS TRIO WITH BETHANY PICKENS Fri 11/21, 7:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600, ext. 250.

MALACHI THOMPSON'S FREEBOP BAND with Gary Bartz & Dee Alexander. Sat 11/15, 5 PM, Steele Life Art Gallery, second floor, 4655 S. King. 773-536-1988.

AUBREE WEILEY Free concert. Tue 11/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI QUARTET Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010. Sun 11/23, 11 AM, LaSalle Street Church, 1136 N. LaSalle. 312-473-8800. Sun 11/23, 4 PM, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 320 Franklin, Geneva. 630-232-0133.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/14, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Alejo Poveda. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 11/15, 9:30 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet. 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 11/18, 5:30 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 11/21, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Sat 11/22, 9:30 PM, Eddie Johnson/Ryan Schultz Quintet with Claudia Stafanski. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain. 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 11/23, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, Bobby Lewis. Sun 11/16 through Sat 11/22, Jasper Stone. Sun 11/23, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tue 11/18, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-334-4040.

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.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, 10 PM, Tommy Bradford Band. 773-394-1313.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 8 PM-midnight, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-587-3660.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Brother John. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Trio with Rita Duarte. 630-574-2155.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats (no cover). 773-244-0400.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Tue 11/18, Al Keeler. 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: Sat 11/15, 8:30 PM, David Boykin Expanse. 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 11/14, Aleks Kolkowski, Michael Zerang perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Sat 11/15, Aleks Kolkowski, Robb Drinkwater & Jason Soliday, Jennifer Karmin perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Wed 11/19, Jack Wright, Phil Durant. Sat 11/22, Tatsu Aoki, Jonathan Chen. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sun 11/16, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Mon 11/17, 8 PM, Jerry Coleman's Nine Burner. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Fri 11/21, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Roberta Miles Quartet. Sun 11/23, 5 PM, Arlene Bardelle Duet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 7 PM, Razzemetazz. 773-743-5650.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Wednesdays, 7-10:30 PM, Mike Jeffers Trio with Dan Ferris. 847-768-3000.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 11/14, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 11/15 and Sat 11/22, Ed Coward Trio. Wed 11/19, Dan Meyer. Thu 11/20, Dede Sampaio Trio. Fri 11/21, Greg Vasquez Duo. 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.

CITE 70th floor, 505 N. Lake Shore Dr.: Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Jonathan Menchin. 312-644-4050.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. Third Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. Third 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.

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

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

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30-11 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-10 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-394-3090.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 11/16, Thu 11/20, and Sun 11/23, 4 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. 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.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/16, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. Wed 11/19, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 11/23, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 11/17, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band. Wed 11/19, John Bany/Martin Bany Trio. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Sat 11/15, 7 PM, Birdwatch. Fri 11/21, 7 PM, Kristi Merideth. Sat 11/22, 7 PM, Andy Meacham. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: No cover. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 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 11/14, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Sun 11/16, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). Sat 11/22, 9:30 PM, Jim Payne's House of Payne. 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 11/14, 9 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 11/15, 2 PM, Bloom School of Jazz (no cover); 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. 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 11/19, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Deanna Witkowski/Donny McCaslin Quartet. Sun 11/23, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Kathy Kelly, Kelly Brand, Jeff Beer, Jo Ann Daugherty, Bob Dogan, Lloyd Brodnax King, Dave Onderdonk, Mitch Paliga, Fred Simon, Don Tisch, Dan DeLorenzo, Kelly Sill, Damon Short, Tim Davis. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 11/21, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 11/20, 8 PM, Ted Hogarth Quintet. 773-465-8005.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the salon and bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, Judy Roberts (with Greg Fishman on Fridays and Saturdays; no cover). 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 11/20, 5 PM, Roscoe Mitchell performs at the Jazz Links High School jam session (no cover). Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Roscoe Mitchell Quartet. 312-362-9707.

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.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Jonathan Menchin. 312-640-0999.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Sun 11/16, 10 PM, Nick Broste Trio. 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 11/14 through Sun 11/16, Sphere. Tue 11/18 through Sun 11/23, Chris Potter Quartet. 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 with music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. 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 11/14, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sat 11/15, Zach Brock. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian. Tuesdays, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 11/21, Stephanie Browning. 773-348-7592.

LA DONNA 5146 N. Clark: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Joanna Ashley & John Beard. 773-561-9400.

LAKE ROOM 728 Lake, Oak Park: Thu 11/20, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Quintet. 847-221-2922 or 708-358-8900.

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.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Third Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Nicole Kessler (no cover). 773-862-7877.

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. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music from 7-10 PM Wednesdays. Fri 11/14, 9 PM, Marshall Vente & Tropicale with Rita Duarte. Wed 11/19, Matt Erion Trio. 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 Policastro, 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 EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 8 PM, William Perry & Company, Music Therapy 101. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Fri 11/14 and Fri 11/21, 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. Wednesdays, 7 PM, and Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, Sketches in Blue. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 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 11/14 and Sat 11/15, Peter Saltzman Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thu 11/20, Juli Wood Quartet. Sat 11/22, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 11/14, Don Stiernberg Quartet. Sat 11/15, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Tue 11/18, Jim Barclay Trio. Wed 11/19, BMR Trio. Thu 11/20, King Fleming Trio. Fri 11/21, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 11/22, Tuey Connell Organ 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, Sami Scot. 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. Sun 11/16, Tom Jasek Group. 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.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thursdays, Chicago Rose hosts the "Chicago South Side Jazz Nights" series, Johnny Frigo Trio. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: No cover. Tue 11/18, 9:30 PM, D. Bayne Septet. 773-276-9730.

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

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Jason Ajemian, Jeff Parker, Nori Tanaka. 773-276-7036.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Malachi Thompson, Dee Alexander. 773-342-0452.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 11/22, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 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.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SMITH & WOLLENSKY 318 N. State: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-10 PM, Jonathan Menchin. 312-670-9900.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, Sam Burckhardt Trio. 773-772-6656.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Thu 11/20, Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio, Karl Injex, Josh Deep. 312-226-7600.

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

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Mon 11/17, Shane Jonas Quartet, Tisch Torres Quintet, Nina Quintet. 773-278-6600.

TANTRUM LOUNGE 1023 S. State: Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Verne Allison. 312-939-9160.

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.

TONY PAISON'S 5101 Washington, Gurnee: Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover). 847-625-1500.

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 11/14 and Sat 11/15, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 11/20, 9 PM, Maghostut Trio with Malachi Favors, Vincent Davis, Hanah Jon Taylor; 9:30 PM, Moghostut Trio. Fri 11/21, Greg Ward, Jim Baker, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Sat 11/22, Jeff Marx, Darius Savage, Tim Daisy. 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 nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Arlo Stanfield Sextet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

HICHAM CHAMI, ELISABETH JOHNSON & EVE MONZINGO, RICH JANKOWSKY Free performance of traditional Middle Eastern music. Wed 11/19, 8 PM, Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 E. 58th. 773-702-9513.

GINGARTE CAPOEIRA, WEST INDIAN FOLK DANCE COMPANY perform at "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a capoeira workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 11/15, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPANA Free concert. Fri 11/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HOMBRES G, TISUBY & GEORGINA, LA MADRE PATRIA Sat 11/15, 6:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 630-627-2525 or 312-559-1212.

JALIYA ENSEMBLE perform at "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a djembe workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 11/22, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

SIMON KASHAMA, DAN NICKY & HABIBULLAH WARDAK Free in-store performance. Sun 11/16, 1-4 PM, From Other Lands, 210 N. York, Elmhurst. 630-530-7767.

VICTOR MANUELLE Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE performs under the direction of Issa Boulos. Tue 11/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CHUY NEGRETE, CESAR CASAMAYOR perform at a banquet honoring Lorenzo Torres & other activists (preceded by a screening of the film Salt of the Earth). Sat 11/15, 6 PM, UNITE Hall, 333 S. Ashland. 773-446-9920, ext. 208.

RHODEE performs at "AfroFolk Live"; free admission. Wed 11/19, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SANDALWOOD Free in-store performance. Sat 11/15, 2-4 PM, From Other Lands, 210 N. York, Elmhurst. 630-530-7767.

TOM SHARPE Free concert. Thu 11/20, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TIERRA, TOGETHER with comedian Rudy Moreno. Sat 11/15, 8:30 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 312-666-7630.

VARBLOMMAN & SOLSTRALENS Sun 11/23, 1:30 PM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

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.

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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/15, 9 PM, Orquesta Nabori (benefit for Nicaragua Solidarity Committee). 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Barbarito Torres (see Critic's Choice). Thu 11/20, 8:30 PM, Issa Boulos Ensemble & others (benefit for Visions of Palestine media project). Sat 11/22, 5-9 PM, Camelo Romulus, Star People and capoeira performances (benefit for Haitian Arts Visual Education Organization); 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Ensemble M'chaiya. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Hector Silviera y Su Orquesta. 312-828-9000.

NBAHRI RHYTHMS 4726 N. Lincoln: Sat 11/15, 10 PM, El Amal (preceded by a Moroccan and Tunisian drum and dance workshop at 8 PM). 773-878-2575.

SUSHI SAMBA RIO 504 N. Wells: Sundays, 2-6 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-595-2300.

Classical

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR, ALICE MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE, MUSICA FORTE Stephen Alltop, conductor & organ, with organists Joy Garbutt & Nathan LeMahieu in a program of hymns. Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE, KEVIN COLE, IAN HOBSON, ANTHONY MOLINARO & MIKHAIL YANOVITSKY perform piano music in a free concert. Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHICAGO MASTER SINGERS Alan Heatherington, conductor, with bass Philip Kraus (Mendelssohn, Elijah). Sun 11/16, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

RANDALL AVERS (Piazzolla, Krause, Brouwer, Morel, Assad & others). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, LIPA Art Gallery, 160 E. Illinois. 312-329-0812.

BERLIN CHAMBER PHILHARMONIC (Mozart, Dvorak). Wed 11/19, 6 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC Sir Simon Rattle, conductor, with soprano Valdine Anderson (Haydn, Dutilleux, Schubert). Wed 11/19, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

OLGA BORNOVALOVA piano. Sun 11/23, 2 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 11/19, 7-9 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams, conductor (Brahms, Copland, Gilbert & Sullivan, traditional). Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. Fri 11/21, 7:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Hindemith, Schubert). Sun 11/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. Mon 11/17, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY Leo Brouwer, conductor, with guitarist Joaquin Clerch & others in a program of Brouwer's compositions. Thu 11/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-475-7877.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with pianist James Giles. Sat 11/22, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

CHICAGO STUDIO OF PROFESSIONAL SINGING in a program of opera arias. Sun 11/16, 4 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-764-5022.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/14, 1:30 PM, Sat 11/15, 8 PM, and Tue 11/18, 7:30 PM, David Zinman, conductor, with pianist Yefim Bronfman (Barber, Elgar, Prokofiev). Thu 11/20 through Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Kurt Masur, conductor, with violinist Vadim Repin (Glinka, Shostakovich, Beethoven). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY STRING QUARTET with pianist Rita Sloan (Ravel, Brahms). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO VIRTUOSI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pasquale Laurino, conductor, with soprano Aruna Serbanescu, narrators Paul Simon & Robert Swan & the Cantate Choir (Karasis). Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 815-338-3200.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Allen Tinkham, conductor, with violinist Ayane Kozasa (Kernis, Prokofiev, Brahms). Sun 11/23, 2 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:15 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CHICAGOLAND POPS ORCHESTRA Lloyd S. Butler, conductor, with soprano Kirsten Osbun-Manley, baritone Lance Ashmore & the Northwestern University Symphonic Chorus (Copland, Bernstein, Loesser & others). Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 312-559-1212.

JOSEPH CISAR piano, in a free program of Romantic composers. Fri 11/14, noon, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 11/15 and Sat 11/22, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO & PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Copland, Offenbach, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saens). Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO with violinist Joseph Glymph in a free chamber music concert (Dvorak, Leclair, Weissenborn, Mozart). Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Tom Hall, conductor, with flutist Donald Peck (Bach, Bloch, Warlock). Wed 11/19, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot conducts a free concert (Respighi, Gershwin, Mendelssohn). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Donald DeRoche conducts a free program of French composers (Hahn, Varese, Ibert, Schmitt). Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Rodney Dorsey conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Harris, Grainger). Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

MATHIEU DUFOUR & KUANG-HAO HUANG flute & piano (Reinecke, Hindemith, Levin, Prokofiev). Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Alexander Djordjevic (Falla, Mozart, Verdi, Kowalsky). Sun 11/16, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

STEVE EDWARDS & PHILIP SIMMONS perform duo guitar music in a free concert (Albeniz, Falla, Granados, Ruiz-Pipo, Turina, Zarate). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Randi Von Ellefson, conductor, with vocal soloists & members of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in a program of show tunes. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with the Elgin Children's Chorus (Holst, Grieg, Harris). Fri 11/14, 8:30 PM, Sat 11/15, 8 PM, and Sun 11/16, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS & WOMEN'S CHORUS Susan Moninger & Debra Utley conduct a free concert. Sun 11/23, 2 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with cellist Katinka Kleijn (Haydn, Amram, Floyd, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/16, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 1:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 11/14, 12:10 PM, cellist Peter McCaffrey & pianist David Dunford (Cassado, Beethoven, Britten). Fri 11/21, 12:10 PM, organist Christian Lane (Vierne, Whitlock, Roger-Ducasse, Liszt). 312-787-4570.

THOMAS GOUWENS organ (Bach, Alain). Sun 11/23, 7 PM, St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff, Naperville. 630-355-4545, ext. 141.

PAUL HENRY performs guitar music of Spain & Latin America. Fri 11/21, 7:30 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 11/20, 8:30 PM, Jennifer Trowbridge, Christine Steyer & others (benefit for Visions of Palestine media project). 312-362-9707.

BRENDA HUANG, SANG MEE LEE, EUGENE WIE, SARAH MONTZKA & BLAKE BRASCH piano, violins, viola & cello (Schumann, Dvorak). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

PATRICK JEE cello, with pianist Andrew Armstrong (Franck, Laderman, Brahms, Falla, Chopin). Sun 11/23, 3 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 2:15 PM), Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Mozart & others). Mon 11/17, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

JUPITER TRIO (Ives, Bresnick, Dvorak). Sun 11/16, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. Tue 11/18, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-566-9318.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with violinist Tasmin Little in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LANE TECH PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Fri 11/21, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

VLADIMIR LEYETCHKISS piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/23, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHORUS & CHAMBER SINGERS Wayland Rogers, conductor (Brahms, Barber, Copland, Lauridsen, Fine, Sondheim & others). Wed 11/19, 7:30 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

LUTHERAN CHOIR OF CHICAGO Anton Armstrong, conductor, with guest choirs. Sat 11/15, 8 PM, St. John's Lutheran Church, 4939 W. Montrose. 847-724-4668.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 11/14 and Tue 11/18, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor John Treleaven, bass-baritone James Morris & soprano Jane Eaglen (Wagner, Siegfried). Sat 11/15, Wed 11/19, and Sun 11/23, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with tenor Marcus Haddock & bass Samuel Ramey (Gounod, Faust). Fri 11/21, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Mark Lundberg, bass-baritone James Morris & soprano Jane Eaglen (Wagner, Siegfried). 312-332-2244.

MIDORI with pianist Jonathan Feldman in a benefit for North Park University's Urban Outreach Program (Hindemith, Bach, Brahms, Saint-Saens). Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE with organist Thomas Weisflog (Gabrieli & others). Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE Daniel Wallenberg, conductor, with the First United Sanctuary Choir, Cantate & the Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest (Mahler, Symphony no. 2). Sun 11/16, 4 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Nicholas Kraemer, conductor (Bach, Handel, Corelli, Tippett). Sun 11/16, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 11/17, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-551-1414.

MUSICA CORTESANA performs music of the Baroque era. Fri 11/21, 1 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278. Sat 11/22, 7 PM, Columbia College Chicago, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-431-1330. Sun 11/23, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-923-1196, ext. 24.

MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO (Mozart, Ravel, Schumann). Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SHARON NAKHIMOVSKY, PAUL GERAUD, JULIA BERIAN & UNHEE DO violins, viola & cello, perform Shostakovich's Quartet no. 3 in a free concert. Thu 11/20, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

NEWBERRY CONSORT with lutenist Paul O'Dette & soprano Ellen Hargis in a program of early Italian Baroque music (Monteverdi, Peri & others). Thu 11/20, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware. Fri 11/21, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 11/22, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

DEREK NICKELS organ (Bach, Bingham, Karg-Elert, Mozart, Parry, Sowerby, Vierne). Sun 11/16, 4 PM, University Church, 5655 S. University. 847-251-6120, ext. 17.

SUSAN L. NIGRO contrabassoon (Kurrasch, Albinoni, Bruns, McKenna, Rossini). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Jeordano Martinez conducts a free concert. Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS & CHAMBER WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE Ramona W. Wis conducts a free concert (Britten & others). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with contrabassoonist Susan Nigro & the Saint Luke's Bottle Band. Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with percussionist Lana Wordel & the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus (Bernstein, Rosauro, Ginastera). Thu 11/20, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Claudine Carlson (Berlioz, Mahler, Martini, Mendelssohn). Sun 11/23, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton & Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE performs music of student composers. Thu 11/20, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS Gail Williams, conductor (Gabrieli & others). Wed 11/19, 7:30 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY OPERA Frederick Ockwell conducts Gustav Holst's Savitri & The Wandering Scholar. Fri 11/14 and Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Michael Burritt, conductor, with marimbist Peter Martin (Reich, Brostrom). Tue 11/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Robert G. Hasty, conductor (Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, Sibelius). Sun 11/23, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS & WOMEN'S CHOIR Judith Willoughby & Julia Davids, conductors (Bach, Britten, Billings, Wargo). Fri 11/21, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson conducts a program of American music (Ives, Bird, Tower, Barber, Reynolds). Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WILDCAT MARCHING BAND Daniel J. Farris, conductor. Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

GARRICK OHLSSON piano (Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin). Thu 11/20, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Schumann, Beethoven, Hindemith). Wed 11/19, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

ORION ENSEMBLE & SINAI CHOIR Scott Kumer conducts a joint concert (Milhaud, Bloch, Kritz, Janowski, Steinberg). Sun 11/16, 11 AM, Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware. 312-482-9349.

ORQUESTA SINFONICA DE LA REGION CENTRAL (Turina, Saint-Saens, Villa-Lobos, Rossini, Mozart). Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-834-6131.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Haydn, Ptaszynska, Dvorak). Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PHILHARMONISCHE CAMERATA BERLIN with clarinetist Wenzel Fuchs in a free concert (Mozart, Smetana). Wed 11/19, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

THE PIANO TRIO (Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 11/16, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Rossini, Saint-Saens, Debussy, Poulenc). Mon 11/17, 11 AM, Chicago Chamber Music Society, 626 N. Michigan. 847-540-5708.

PRAIRIE BRASS BAND (Strauss, Gershwin, Sousa, Kenton & others). Sat 11/15, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Fri 11/14 and Fri 11/21, 7 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PAUL RUDY in a free lecture-recital of his own electroacoustic compositions. Thu 11/20, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5333.

SHANGHAI QUARTET (Schubert, Smetana, Zhou Long). Sun 11/23, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

SOLANGE SIOR, MARK JAMES MEIER, RICHARD GERSTEN & MIKE LEDBETTER soprano & tenors, with pianist Heidi Mayer & the O.P.E.R.A. Training Ensemble (Puccini, Verdi, Gershwin & others). Fri 11/21, 8 PM, and Sat 11/22, 2:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland, Elgin. 847-214-8340.

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL Free admission. Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with soprano Nancy Pifer & contralto Deborah Guscott (Mahler, Symphony no. 2). Sun 11/16, 4 PM (with preconcert talk at 3:15 PM), First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mertz, D. Scarlatti, Segovia, Roussel, Rochberg, Paganini). Wed 11/19, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CHORAL FESTIVAL features choirs from Timothy Christian High School, Illiana Christian High School & Chicago Christian High School (Schubert, Mendelssohn, Parry, Hampton & others). Fri 11/14, 7:30 PM, Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-597-3000.

TRIO CHICAGO with others (Mahler, Bernstein, Ellington & others). Wed 11/19, 7 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Chung Park conducts a free concert (Gounod, Handel, Haydn). Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with violinist Matthew Albert in a free concert (Weill, Crumb, Dorati, Maslanka, Ogden). Sun 11/23, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Zdechlik, Van der Roost, Wagner, Reed, Bennett). Sun 11/16, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Bartok, Beethoven). Sun 11/16, 7 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

VERMEER QUARTET Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-663-1628.

VIENNA WALTZ ENSEMBLE Sun 11/16, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

WHEATON COLLEGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Mon 11/17, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND in a children's concert. Thu 11/20, 10:30 AM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CONCERT CHOIR Paul Wiens & Daniel Sommerville, conductors, with soprano Gwynne Geyer, baritone Gerard Sundberg & the West Suburban Choral Union (Brahms, R. Strauss). Sat 11/15, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-762-5010.

JOHN BRUCE YEH, TERESA REILLY, T. DANIEL & LAURIE WILLETS perform music for clarinet duo & mimes. Fri 11/14, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4978.

Fairs & Festivals

DISTRICT 214 COMMUNITY EDUCATION 19TH ANNUAL HISPANIC FESTIVAL Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights: Sun 11/23, 4 PM, Sones de Mexico & others. 847-718-7700.

Miscellaneous

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB with Sasha Gerritson, Tomy Temerson. Sun 11/23, 3 PM, St. Patrick Performing Arts Centre, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-631-2854 or 773-631-8274.

ELLA JENKINS, ALLEN SCHWARTZ perform at a College of Complexes Class Reunion, with speakers and a book-release party; free admission. Sat 11/15, 1-3 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

KIDS FARE Children's program hosted by Judith Willoughby features Chicago's Greater Harvest Youth Choir & various vocal ensembles. Sat 11/15, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NEW HORIZONS BAND Thu 11/20, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 11/23, 4 PM, Justin Roberts (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

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