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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.

AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES TRIBUTE) Mon 11/24, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

OSWALD BERTHOLD Sat 11/29, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

JIM BRICKMAN Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

CALIFONE, SIN ROPAS See Spot Check. 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. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

CRADLE OF FILTH, TYPE O NEGATIVE, MOONSPELL See Spot Check on Moonspell; all-ages. Sat 11/22, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

DEFTONES, THRICE, THURSDAY All-ages. Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

EARTH, WIND & FIRE, ISLEY BROTHERS See Critic's Choice; 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.

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. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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

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.

ERIC IDLE See Spot Check. Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

INSIDE THE STUDIO Benefit for Theatre Building Chicago with pianist James Collins, Walter Stearns, Charissa Armon, Margaret Boehm, Carolyn Gaul Briggs, Gabrielle Brite, Ghuon "Max" Chung, Vic Doylida & others. Tue 11/25, 7 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

AL JARREAU, MELISSA MANCHESTER, DAVID BENOIT perform "A Concert for Christmas." Wed 11/26, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

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. 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.

JOHN MAYER, THORNS All-ages. Fri 11/28, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

AUDREY MORRIS Free concert. Fri 11/28, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

MOSQUITOS See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Mon 11/24, 12:30 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

MOTION TO FIX Free concert. Fri 11/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MEGAN MULLALLY See Critic's Choice; 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.

O'JAYS, WHISPERS, DELLS Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PELICAN Free in-store performance. Sat 11/22, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

POPPIES, A BRAND NEW BRAND OF ENERGY, REGALS, JIM PFEIFFER BAND Free concert. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Chicago Underground Studio, 1538 W. Chicago. 773-486-7449.

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.

JOSH RITTER Free in-store performance. Sat 11/29, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JOSH RITTER, LESSER BIRDS OF PARADISE Sat 11/29, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PETER SALTZMAN Free in-store performances. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6103 N. Lincoln. 773-267-4822. Sun 11/30, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

SEAL, WILSHIRE 18 & over. Wed 11/26, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

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.

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MORBID ANGEL, DEVILDRIVER All-ages. Tue 11/25, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WANDERING ENDORPHIN Free in-store performances. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Mon 11/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). 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 (11/22 sold out; 11/23 18 & over). Tue 11/25, 8 PM, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks. Wed 11/26, 10 PM, OK Go, Like Young, Thunderbirds Are Now (18 & over). Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Tortoise, Eternals, Hypnotic, DJ Matt Fields (benefit for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund). Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Rocket From the Tombs, Nerves, Methadones. Sun 11/30, 8:30 PM, Leon Russell, Kristin Shout. 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 11/21, American Motherload, Loomis. Sat 11/22, Kevin Lee, Gidgets Ga Ga. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. 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. Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Powerknobs, Forty Piece Choir, the Effect, Unique Chique. Sat 11/22, 9:30 PM, Sybris, Precious Blood, Super 8 Cum Shot, Bizarro, Stewed Tomatoes (benefit for Estrojam). Sun 11/23, 8:30 PM, Harlan Pepper, Monstro, Greenlight. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 11/25, 8:30 PM, Tangerine Arts Group. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, New Duncan Imperials, Scarecrow Garden. Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Buried at Sea, Devil May Care, Inshi. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Sour Deluxe, Sounddrifter. Sun 11/30, 9 PM, Superchrist. 773-281-4444.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wed 11/26, 9 PM, High Plains Drifter, DJ 33-1/3, Joe Black, DJ Spin, Sepgod. 312-243-1699.

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

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.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute) (no cover). 773-472-1502.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 9 PM-1 AM, Heather Moran. Sat 11/22, 9 PM-1 AM, Gail Becker. Sat 11/29, 9 PM-1 AM, MaryMonica Thomas. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Peelers, Red-Eyed Legends, Siderunners, 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 (18 & over). Tue 11/25, 8 PM, No Doctors, Winfred E. Eye, Casey Meehan & the Delta Still. Wed 11/26, 6 PM, Agnostic Front, Ringworm, Disavow (all-ages). Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Traindodge, Quatre Tete, Ring Cicada. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Fruit Bats, Children's Hour, Thin Man. Sun 11/30, 8 PM, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bobby Stratosphere, I Love Rich. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/21, Motion for Alliance, Future Rock. Sat 11/22, Speargrass, Ernie Hendrickson. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wed 11/26, Broken Grass. Fri 11/28, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Voodoo Monkey Child, Kevin M. Buck. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Tenshun, Paxills. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays. Fri 11/21, Scott Nev. Sun 11/23, Steve Roth. Fri 11/28, Shards. Sun 11/30, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. 847-550-1127.

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

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. Sun 11/30, Malleable Tet, Nerve Speech. 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. Sat 11/22, Wild Ones. Fri 11/28, Casey, Phil & George. Sat 11/29, Wandering Endorphin. 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 11/21, Grassland Quintet. Sat 11/22, Rhythm Owls. Mon 11/24, Torturing Elvis. Wed 11/26, Urban Djin, Red Dust. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Worst, Krunchies, Stud Dogs, Arena Venus. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Rebecca F., Suburban Blood Drive, Lone Assassins, Bourbon Legends. 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: Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Uproar. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam, Stevie Starlite. 708-499-4140.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 Streamwood Ave., Streamwood: Sat 11/29, 9:30 PM, Night Riders. 630-830-2565.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 11/29, Muck Brothers. 773-473-5263.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: 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). Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto, Sofa Kings. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Moe Loves Myra, Suckerpush (18 & over). Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Aenima (Tool tribute). 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. Thu 11/27, DJ Bennie spins Latin punk and ska. 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.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Kindred, Calvin Richardson. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Air This Side of Caution, Roscoe Plush, Al Weber, Matt Hoffer, X-Krush. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Abu, Tommy Rocks. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, JP & the Cats, Well Hung Jury. Wed 11/26, 10 PM, Evenflow (Pearl Jam tribute). Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/28, 10:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 11/29, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. 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 11/21, 8 and 10:30 PM, Sat 11/22, 8 PM, and Sun 11/23, 6 and 8 PM, Ann Hampton Callaway. Sat 11/22 and Sat 11/29, 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Wed 11/26, 1:30 PM, Pamela Sue Fox & George Howe. Fri 11/28, 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." 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 11/23, DJ Odie. Mon 11/24, DJ Kevin spins punk. Tue 11/25, Horizontal Action DJs spin. Wed 11/26, Jon Langford (DJ set). Thu 11/27, Chuck Wren spins ska. Fri 11/28, DJ Tony spins music by Morrissey and the Smiths. Sun 11/30, DJ Bobby, DJ Jeff. 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 11/21, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Stylus, Bamboo Grove, Scott Conine. Sat 11/22, 9:30 PM, Eleventh Dream Day (see Critic's Choice), Dump, Sam Prekop. Tue 11/25, 9 PM, Goddamn Jets, Riddle of Steel, Rollo Tomasi, Emily Shrine. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Detroit Cobras, Tight Phantomz, Safes. Thu 11/27, 10 PM, Mondo Generator, Likehell, Beer Nuts. Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Buzzcocks, Dummy. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Poi Dog Pondering (sold out). 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/21, Catfight. Sat 11/22, Alex & the All-Stars. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wed 11/26, Core, Agent 86. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 11/27, David Sarkis (restaurant closed; bar opens 7 PM). Sat 11/29, Peg 7. 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 11/21, Core, Paul Allodi. Sat 11/22, Seventh Heaven, Cousin It. Wed 11/26, Catfight (in the tent); Matt McBride, Backstage Pass (in the club). Thu 11/27, Mike & Joe (in the tent). Fri 11/28, Dave Tamkin & the PPC (in the tent); Stank (in the club). Sat 11/29, King Solomon's Grave, Gearheads, Bucket #6. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/21, Lunar Breakdown, the Charm, Empyrean, Easy Tiger. Sat 11/22, Gaskit, Goodyear Pimps, AKA, Twelve AX2. Sun 11/23, Stratospheerius, Sumo. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 11/25, Donner Surprise Party, Triangle Green, Tides of Mars. Wed 11/26, Sumo, Freaky Deaky. Fri 11/28, Marizen, Freewheelin '56, Psycho Ex-Lover. Sat 11/29, Entrinzic, Shamier, Sancocho. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 11/21, 10 PM, High & Mighty, Cage, Akrobatik (see Critic's Choice). Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Ms. John Soda, B. Fleischmann, Christian Kleine. Sun 11/23, 9:30 PM, Ancient Greeks, Hanged Up, Polmo Polpo. Mon 11/24, 9:30 PM, My Were They, Miss Alex White. Tue 11/25, 9:30 PM, Michael Colombia, Heavenly States, Mobius Band (see Spot Check). Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Metric, Timeout Drawer, New Black. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, King Kong, Baby Teeth, Los Shut Up. Sun 11/30, 9:30 PM, My Secret Service, Hang-Ups, Melsimatics. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/22, R-Gang. Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike. Sat 11/29, Rumor Has It. 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 11/21 and Thu 11/27, Indika. Sat 11/22 and Wed 11/26, Devon Brown. Sun 11/23, Rasta Kelly. Mondays, DJs spin. Fri 11/28, Dub Dis. 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 11/22, 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. Sat 11/22, Rubber. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 11/29, Infinity. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Brothers Clyde. Fri 11/28, Burbanks, Charleston Dueling Society. 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. Fri 11/21, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Fri 11/28, 9:30 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 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 11/21, 6 PM, Racebannon, Thunderbirds Are Now, Crimson Teeth. Sat 11/22, 5 PM, Much the Same, Undercast, Near Miss, Wilhelm Scream; 9 PM, Textbook, Braves. Sun 11/23, 4 PM, Kung Fu Fetus, Shagbark, Road Crew, Vodka Moxie, What Went Wrong (benefit for Cornerstone homeless shelters); 9 PM, Thing 3, Hotlips Messiah. Tue 11/25, 6 PM, Last Annual, Uphill Ski Team, Amity, Before I Wake, Rocky Denis. Wed 11/26, 7 PM, Ifarm. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Tyrades, Ponys, Corbeta Corbata, Wurst. Sat 11/29, 4 PM, Stretch Armstrong, Bled, Kinison, AKA'S. Sun 11/30, 5 PM, Silverstein, Preacher Gone to Texas, Bayside, Emily Shrine. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/21, 9:30 PM, Robbie Fulks, Kelly Hogan & the Soul Makeout Band. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Paul Burch. Tue 11/25, 9 PM, Great Plains Gypsies. Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson Band, Anne Harris. Sat 11/29, 9:30 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Danny Barnes. 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 11/21, Groovatron. Sat 11/22, Kraig Kenning. Wed 11/26, Hi Fi. Fri 11/28, Backyard Tire Fire. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 11/21, 9:30 PM, Shaking Tree. Fri 11/28, 9:30 PM, Hello Dave. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/21, Michael Pushka, Debe Welch, Jay Mathes. Sat 11/22, Zero Defects, Milkbaby. Wed 11/26, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara, open mike. Fri 11/28, Pedestrians. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Sun 11/23, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 11/24, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 11/25, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 11/26, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 11/27, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 11/28, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/29, 7:30 PM, Alexandra St. James & Jason Krinhdley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/30, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/21 and Wed 11/26 through Fri 11/28, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 11/22 and Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 11/23 and Sun 11/30, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 11/24, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Craig Stewart & Beckie Menzie. Tue 11/25, 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 11/28, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wed 11/26, 10 PM, Underwater People. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Almost Rosario. 773-549-9624.

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

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 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 11/21, Katie Todd Band, Tres Femmes. Sat 11/22, David Singer & the Sweet Science, Interociter, Chinchilla Fury. Mon 11/24, 9 PM, Mosquitos (see Spot Check), Morning Recordings. Fri 11/28, Middle Eight, Tiffany Hull. Sat 11/29, Zebulun, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Jason Miller's Djangology. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Andy Hopkins performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/21 and Fri 11/28, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Starlee Kine's Floor Show. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Coat; 10 PM, Orso; 11 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Wed 11/26, 9:30 PM, Spot; 10:30 PM, Jim Becker & Tim Rutili. Thu 11/27, 8 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Danny Black; 10 PM, DJ Dreamberg. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Grift, Brill Babies. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Miles, CSM. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Punsapaya, Roach Farmers, St. Louis Horns. Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Shakedowns, Don't Tell Mom, Dan Spielman. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Commodes. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 11/25, 9 PM, "Strange Brew" hosted by Eye Spy, with Jo Fixxx-it, Monsoon, Fly Fisherman. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Fertile Ground, Andreas, DJ Twilite Tone. Thu 11/27, 9 PM, Drunken Monkey, Elle Black, Celeste perform at "Soul Poetry Cafe." Fri 11/28, 9 PM, discopoet Khari B., Mwata Bowden & Sound Spectrum. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Dan Gillogly. Thursdays, open mike. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/21 through Sun 11/23, 9 PM, Tom Jones (sold out). Mon 11/24, 6:15 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Zebrahead, Plain White T's (all-ages); 11:45 PM, Obie Trice, Bubba Sparxxx (see Critic's Choice; 18 & over). Tue 11/25 and Wed 11/26, 8:30 PM, Jaguares, La Internacional Sonera Santanera (11/25 sold out; 18 & over). Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Better Than Ezra, Troubled Hubble (18 & over). Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Umphrey's McGee, J. Davis Trio (18 & over). Sun 11/30, 6:30 PM, Something Corporate, Rx Bandits, Mae, Days Away (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/21, 4:30 PM, Hashbrowns. Wed 11/26 through Fri 11/28, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/21, Mahp. Sat 11/29, Freshwater Collins. 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. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute). 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.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Pride of Lions, Off Broadway. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Then Again. Wed 11/26, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 11/28, 10 PM, 17th Floor. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. 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.

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 11/21, 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. Sundays, 9 PM, Pete Special. Tue 11/25, 10 PM, Kick the Cat. Wed 11/26, 9:30 PM, Ghettobillies, Soulfix, Pete Shukoff. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Phunk Sway, Swaylo, Avery Young, Motep, Ascencent. 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 11/21, 7 PM, Storyhill; 10 PM, Trainwreck, Matt Beckler. Tue 11/25, 8:30 PM, Rattlers. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Michael McDermott, Harmony Riley. Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Seven Day Run, Jerry DeVivo Band. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Major's Junction, Goods, Lyndsey O'Brien. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: 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). Mon 11/24, 6:30 PM, Symphony X, Devin Townsend Band (all-ages). Tue 11/25, 6:30 PM, Mindless Self Indulgence, Uncle F**ker, TRS-80 (all-ages). Wed 11/26, 6:30 PM, Mindless Self Indulgence, Tub Ring, Daquiri (all-ages). Fri 11/28, 6:30 PM, Bollweevils, Apocalypse Hoboken, Traitors, Dutchmen, Mexican Cheerleader (all-ages). Sat 11/29, 5:45 PM, Millencolin, Senses Fail, Matchbox Romance (all-ages). Sun 11/30, 6:30 PM, Burn Rome Burn, Segway, Last of the Showmen, Who Did Bender (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. 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 11/21, 10 PM, Avitas. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Azure Bloom. 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 11/21, R-Gang. Sat 11/22, Night People. Wed 11/26, Mike Brumfield. Fri 11/28, British Report (Beatles tribute). Sat 11/29, Neil Rose Band. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/21, Geezers, Lynyrd's Innards. Sat 11/22, Littleman Complex, Mexican Cheerleader, Divide by Zero, Bar the Door. Wed 11/26, Control+Alt+Delete, the Take. Thu 11/27, Death by Robots, Nathan Cowlings, Foxtail. 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 11/21, 9 PM, No Doctors, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers, Mommy Won't Wake Up. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan, Anne Harris, Urban Twang. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Sun 11/30, 6 PM, Iomos Marad, Longshot, Verbal Kent, Rusty Chains, Matlock, Babble (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones, Beyond Betty Jean, Hit List. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Emetic, Lupara, Code Blue, Passing Through. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Headlok, Maggot Twat, Basement Love Underground. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Manifesto Destiny (Green Party Legal Offensive benefit). 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 11/21, 10 PM, Estradasphere, Soul Vasq. Sat 11/22, 10 PM, Deep, Jacob Stone, Dive, Odd Trio. Sun 11/23, 8 PM, Marija Naumova, Stone Puppet. Sundays, 11 PM, 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 11/26, 9 PM, Delete; 10:30 PM, Reggaeton. Thu 11/27, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba, DJ Form. Fri 11/28, 10 PM, Bystander. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Stripped for Parts. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sun 11/23, 6 PM, Lennon, Detour, Model One, Blage (all-ages). Thu 11/27, 8 PM, Euphoria, Bad Boy Bill. 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 11/29, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/21, Guided by Voices. Fri 11/28, Harmony Riley. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Nine Spot, Marizen. 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 11/21, Julian's Ride, Buddy G. Sat 11/22, Bargain Brodus. Sun 11/23, Half 'n' Half Band. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 11/26, Dugout. Fri 11/28, Banana Sac. Sun 11/30, JC3. 773-486-9862.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 11/21, Wild Ones. Wed 11/26, Rte. 66. 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. Sat 11/22, Georges. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 11/26, Mick Ducker Group. Sat 11/29, Great Crusades. 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: Fridays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. 312-492-6100.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays) Wednesdays, 10 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/21, 7 and 10:30 PM, Sondre Lerche, Rachael Yamagata (early show 18 & over; late show sold out). Sat 11/22, 7 PM, Hamell on Trial (see Spot Check), Don Gibson; 10 PM, John Kimler, Palliard. Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Blu Sanders, Andrew Kerr (all-ages). Tue 11/25, 8 PM, Lost Trailers, Downtown Tripper Mind (18 & over). Wed 11/26, 10 PM, Chris Mills & the New Miserable Bastards, Tilda Tora. Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Caviar with DJs B.BimBop, the Hustler, Rolling Rockland, Poseur, S.K. Okie, Le Crook, Prairie Cartel. Sat 11/29, 7 and 10 PM, Asylum Street Spankers. Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Ingram Hill, Rich Price (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: 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 11/21, Mike & Joe. Sat 11/22, War Pigs (Black Sabbath tribute), Life After Death. Wed 11/26, Lounge Puppets, Wild Side (Motley Crue tribute). Fri 11/28, Liquid Courage, Peg 7. Sat 11/29, Bret Michaels, V-Ninety, American Anthem. 630-893-9346.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: 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. Sat 11/29, Steepwater Band. 847-991-2150.

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

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Mon 11/24, 10:30 PM, Town & Country. 312-226-7600.

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 11/21, Detholz, Annie Quick, Security Council, Maxel Toft. Sat 11/22, Bottle Rockets, Edward Burch & friends. Sun 11/23, 9 PM, Virulife, M.A.P., Bills & Bucks, Family Tied, J. Sun, E.T., Emcee Sol. Mon 11/24, Lake at Night, Earl Grey, Seagreen Incorruptible. Tue 11/25, Iomos Marad, Denizen Kane, Qwel, Qualo. Fri 11/28, Loafers, Deer, Stereo South, DeMilos. Sat 11/29, Waste, Frantic Appetite, Last Year's Man. Sun 11/30, Names, Black Tiger. 773-278-6600.

SYNERGY 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Fri 11/21, 10 PM, Tempered Faith. 630-231-6000.

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Tue 11/25, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 11/21, 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. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 11/26, 8 PM, Travis Dow, John Hasbrouck, Conor Loughridge. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Chris Moore, Andy Germak. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, Dark Green Bottles, M.K. Gallina, Tim Hort. Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Sonya Lorelle, Julie Frost, Brother Sean. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/21, Domestic Godzilla. Sat 11/22, Gravetones, Cocktail Preachers, Deadhounds. Tuesdays, DJ Chops. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 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 11/21, 9 PM, Gnome Attic, Temple of Low Men. Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Arminta & the Blaq Lily, Boda, Callisto. Wed 11/26, 10 PM, SB, Signified Sound System. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Fools Gladly. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Broken Vegas. Sat 11/22, Second Opinion. Wed 11/26, Michael Heaton Band. Fri 11/28, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 11/29, Eddie Butts Band. 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. Sat 11/22, Celestial Crumb. Thu 11/27, ESP. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/21, Replay Band. Sat 11/22, 3 Quarters. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Baaro. Sat 11/22, Aswah Greggori, Dub Dis. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 11/24, Bumpy J, Big Nastee, Lil' Wish, Watusi. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 11/27, Carl Brown. Fri 11/28, Soulfyah. Sat 11/29, Michael Black, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/21, Mandorico, Jimmy Deluxe, Dress Rehearsal. Sat 11/22, Bumpus, World Without Sundays, Chase Lounge. Sundays, Mudcat Grant. Mon 11/24, Quinn's Uncles, M.K. Gallina, Brian Sharpe. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 11/26, Steepwater Band, Somewhere in Between. Fri 11/28, Peel, Stone City Stragglers, Hazing Kate. Sat 11/29, Spare Parts, Jive Dharma. 773-929-1300.

Dance

DJ JAMES E. spins at the Leather Lovers Dance Party. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Days Inn, 1900 Mannheim, Melrose Park. 630-336-1470.

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 nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Zuaz. Tuesdays, DJ Mary Nisi, DJ Kevin McComb, Stu Helm. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world music. 773-394-1313.

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

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Last Sunday of every month, 3:01 AM, DJ Samnation, DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wed 11/26, midnight, DJ Ralphi, DJ Izzi. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Ralphi Rosario, Izzy spin disco. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS spins house, R&B, and hip-hop. 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. Fri 11/21, DJs spin spin hip-hop and house. Sat 11/22, James Curd spins house. Sun 11/23, DJ Pussy Galore spins at "Homo Reality." Tuesdays, Nate Ballard, M50 spin techno, DBit. Wed 11/26, Derrick Carter, Honey Dijon. Thu 11/27, Trendroid. Sat 11/29, Lego. Sun 11/30, DJs spin retro. 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 and Tuesdays, 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, Mike Mroz, DJ Bliss, DJ Abell. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Wednesdays, DJs spin at "industry night," hosted by Tommy Z. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins R&B, 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, 10 PM, John Simmons spins house, downtempo, and global grooves (no cover). Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (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 11/21, 9 PM-4 AM, Pete Tong. Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, Teri Bristol, Jernell Geronimo. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin spins hip-hop, retro, and funk. Saturdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop, retro, funk, and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, Dino G, DJ Abell spin hip-hop and house. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 11/24, Nick Nice, DJ Krank, 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 11/21, Zac Jones, Gene Compton. Sat 11/22, Faire 1, Sean Smith, Sean Sounds, Whyteout, Glenn Underground. Sun 11/23, DJ Foulmouth, Greg Shirilla. Mon 11/24, Fred. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One, Tone B. Nimble. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Reinhard Voigt, Michael Mayer (see Critic's Choice), Kate Simko. 773-276-3600.

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

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fri 11/28, Vicious Mike, R-Dub. 312-850-3740.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 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: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays) Fridays, DJ Striz, Justin Reed. Saturdays, DJ Form spins downtempo and hip-hop. Mondays, Mandorock, Larone G., Wonyupkim, Funsho with JJ Jameson & Avery B. Young. Tuesdays, Jalel spins downtempo and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Form, DJ 8. Thursdays, RB spins B-sides, soul, funk, and hip-hop. 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: Music at 10 PM. 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: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 11/21, Rich Medina, DJ Beej the Binaryjocke. Sat 11/22, DJ Yellow. Wed 11/26, David Mancusco, JustJoey, Brian Borden. 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: Thu 11/27, 10 PM, Frankie Knuckles. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/28, Hi-Fi Lounge. 312-245-0333.

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). 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, DJs spin. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Thursdays, DJ Bacchus. 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. Saturdays, DJ Striz spin hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover), Gene Hunt. Sundays, DJ Jam Sandwich, Castration DJ. 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: Wed 11/26, 11 PM, DJ Craze, DJ Swamp, Adam F., MC Question Mark, Qualo (18 & over). Fri 11/28, 11 PM, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, Fast Eddie & DJ Jes Live with Sundance, Rolando, Traxx, Chuck Blue, JustJoey (all-building event; 18 & over in Metro, 21 & over in Smart Bar). 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. Sun 11/23, midnight, RB Green. Wednesdays, midnight, RB Green. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 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.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays) Fridays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world rhythms. Saturdays, DJ Allen. 773-384-8454.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Abell spins house (no cover). 312-932-1750.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Restaurant. Last Saturday of every month, 4 AM, DJ Burak spins Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin, Euro, and Persian dance music. 773-381-7171.

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

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

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Peven Everett. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 11/21, Luke Solomon, Diz. Sat 11/22, Miles Maeda, Marco Morales. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie rock, Britpop, and new wave, DJ Fun, Handclap. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wed 11/26, DJ Heather, Colette, Dayhota, Lady D. Fri 11/28, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, Fast Eddie & DJ Jes Live with Sundance, Rolando, Traxx, Chuck Blue, JustJoey (all-building event; 18 & over in Metro, 21 & over in Smart Bar). Sat 11/29, Bugz in the Attic, DJ Striz, DJ 4BZ. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare groove. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ Cortland spins soul, funk, R&B, jazz, Latin, African, and Brazilian at "The Supreme Court Hearings." Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. 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 11/24, Pulz-8, 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. Fourth Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Wed 11/26, Ron Trent, Blak Beatniks, DJ Anthony Nicholson, D Squared. 773-278-6600.

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: DJs spin Wednesdays through Sundays 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover Fridays, Omar spins Latin beats and house. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, DJ Angel, DJ Garnetta, Rob Merrit. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. 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. Sat 11/22, Deep Dish with Dubfire, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, John Curley, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 11/27, Sven Vath. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: 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 11/21, Psycho Bitch, Mike Z., Jimmie Page, Bam Bam Buddha, Hipolito Sanchez, DJ Spin, Dougie Stylz, Milo Mahi, Ed White, Gary Lacosta, Nick Rockwell, James Lauer, John Evolution, D-Jam. Sat 11/22, Fergie, Marco V, Matt Nee. Mondays, John Curley, Jay Prasad. Wed 11/26, Penelope Tuesdae, Ryan Bedlam spin at "Spanksgiving 2003" (with a fetish and bondage showcase by the Rack). Fri 11/28, Chris May, DJ Tobias, DJ Toula, DJ Brock, Tony Duffy, Nikki Starr, DJ Trancid. Sat 11/29, Roger Sanchez, Infusion, Brenda D. 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 11/21, Mark Grant, Terry Hunter. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Kenny Bobien, Jojoflores, Scott K, the Mad Thinker, DJ Monna, Jeremiah Seraphine, DJ FLX. Fri 11/28, Mike Dixon, James Curd, Justin Long. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

TRICIA ALEXANDER Sun 11/23, 4 PM, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

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

BOB BOVEE & GAIL HEIL perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Spider Vetter. Mon 11/24, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

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.

ROSS CREAN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

RODNEY CROWELL, CHIP TAYLOR & CARRIE RODRIGUEZ See Critic's Choice; sold out. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

LEE MURDOCK Sat 11/29, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

CRIS WILLIAMSON & HOLLY NEAR See Spot Check. 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.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tue 11/25, Irish session with Cleek & Motti. 773-334-4040.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 11/23, Art Lang & Cathy Ciolac. 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 11/24, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, 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 at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 11/21, John Dillon. Sat 11/22, Flintlock. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Kieran Conway. Fri 11/28, Gerard Haughey. Sat 11/29, Bernie Glynn & Country Roads. 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 11/21, John Williams. Sat 11/22, Academy of Irish Music. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 11/28, Anish. 773-473-5263.

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

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

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: 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 11/21, Dooley Brothers. Sat 11/22, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Sun 11/23, 7:30 PM, Frankie Gavin & Sean Gavin. Fri 11/28, Bluestack. Sat 11/29, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Junior Brown, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Thu 11/27, 8 PM, Kenny Ray Horton (no cover). Sat 11/29, Cornmeal. Sun 11/30, 11 AM-2 PM, Special Consensus. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/22, Andi & I. Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Bryan Bowers. 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. Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Tom Dundee & friends. 773-465-8005.

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

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 11/24, 8 PM, Jim DeWan (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. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Jimmy & Seamus Boyle, John Shine. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Mark Sheehy hosts a singer-songwriter showcase with Rachel Davis, Andy Mead & others. (all ages). 847-869-0450.

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.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 11/21, Laws. Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Plank Road Band, Suddenly Country. Fri 11/28, Sandy Andina, Stephen Lee Rich. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

TORONZO CANNON & THE CANNONBALL EXPRESS perform at "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a blues harmonica workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 11/29, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

DAFILLED Sun 11/30, 7:45 and 11:15 AM, Park Manor Christian Church, 600 E. 73rd. 773-483-2115.

REGINALD R. ROBINSON, ERWIN HELFER, EARMA THOMPSON, REVEREND DWAYNE MASON See Post No Bills. Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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 11/21, John Primer. Sat 11/22, 4 PM, Big Time Sarah (benefit for BEHIV); 9 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 11/23, 10 PM, Aron Burton (no cover). Tue 11/25, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 11/26, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. Thu 11/27, Mystery Blues Band. Fri 11/28, Kinsey Report. Sat 11/29, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with "Big Daddy" Gene Barge. 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. Mondays, Fri 11/21, and Sat 11/22, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/25, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, Howard Scott & the World Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 11/25, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 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 11/21 and Sat 11/22, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 11/23, Mike Wheeler. Mon 11/24, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/25, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Wed 11/26, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. Thu 11/27, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 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); Harmonica Hinds hosts an acoustic jam Sundays at 6 PM. 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. Mon 11/24, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 11/25, Byther Smith. Wed 11/26, Phil Guy. Fri 11/28, 5:30 PM, Christopher Walz; 9:30 PM, Shemekia Copeland, Charlie Love. Sat 11/29, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Son Seals, Mississippi Heat. Sun 11/30, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 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.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Fri 11/21, 5:30 PM, Johnny Drummer. Mon 11/24, noon, Deitra Farr. Wed 11/26, noon, Billy Flynn. Fri 11/28, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Museum All Stars. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/21, Bernard Allison. Sat 11/22, Chris Duarte. Fri 11/28, Mem Shannon. Sat 11/29, Steve Arvey. 630-513-0074.

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. Wed 11/26, 8 PM, Fabulous Fish Heads. Sat 11/29, T-Bird Huck & the Blues Busters. 630-325-0780.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 11/22, Backstreet Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Dirty Dog. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 11/28, Burbanks. Sat 11/29, Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 11/22, 9 PM, Downtown Charlie Brown Band. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 11/28, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 11/22, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Tue 11/25, Harlan Terson & friends (no cover). Wed 11/26, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 11/29, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Snatch. 773-465-8005.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. Sun 11/23, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 11/25, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. Wed 11/26, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. Sun 11/30, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Linsey Alexander, 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. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Detroit Junior, Charlie Love, Bobby Too Tough. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Vance Kelly, Linsey Alexander, Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

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.

MR. BILL'S 1246 W. 127th, Calumet Park: Sundays, 8 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions. 708-388-9760.

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. Sat 11/22, Chicago Catz. Sat 11/29, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Sun 11/30, Shemekia Copeland. 815-758-2715.

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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Wed 11/26, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-243-3700.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: No cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, John Juuls & friends with Dawn O'Keefe Williams and Jimy Rogers. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 11/22, Anthony Gomes. Fri 11/28, Kingsnakes. Sat 11/29, Street Corner Blue. 815-477-0340.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Jr. Blues Band. 773-274-3239.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge. Fri 11/21, Sat 11/22, Wed 11/26, and Thu 11/27, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RIVER LANE PUB 65 N. River Ln., Geneva: Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams (no cover). 630-845-9633.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Dee Alexander, Bill McFarland, Dennis Winslett, Kirk Brown, Yosef Israel, Leon Joyce. Sat 11/22, James Wheeler with the Sam Goode Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fri 11/28, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 11/29, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-393-2300.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Vance Kelly. Sat 11/22, Phil Guy. Wed 11/26, Pat Smillie. Fri 11/28, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/21, Cash Box Kings. Sat 11/22, Jim Murphy Band, Tail Dragger, Willie Smith. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Fri 11/28, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 11/29, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. Sat 11/29, 10 PM, 21st annual Thanksgiving All-Star Blues Revue with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, Kenny Anderson, Tony Ferraro, Jody Noa, Johnny Cosgrove, Joe Jammer, Patrick Doody, John Falstrom, Tony Caccitolo, Peaches Staten. 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. 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.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "Concerto for Jazz Orchestra" under the direction of Bill Dobbins. 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.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA Tribute to Benny Carter, with saxophonist Frank Wess. Sun 11/23, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 11/24, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

FULL-BLOWN TRIO See Critic's Choice. Wed 11/26, 9:30 PM, Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western. 773-296-6024.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Sun 11/23, noon-3 PM, Gethsemane Garden Center, 5801 N. Clark. 773-878-5915.

KERRI JOHNSTRUD Free in-store performances. Fri 11/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ELIEZER KAPLAN, WILL S, DAMEN AMAYA, TOM GILLIS, JOHN ASELIN Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

DOUG LOFSTROM, FRANK DONALDSON, THOMAS GUNTHER Free performance. Wed 11/26, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

JEFF MARX Free in-store performance. Sat 11/22, 2 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

DONNY MCCASLIN & DEANNA WITKOWSKI Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice on Deanna Witkowski/Donny McCaslin Quartet. Sat 11/22, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

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

NEW DEAL VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free performance; tribute to Duke Ellington. Sat 11/22, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Don Owens, Daniel J. Farris, Joel Spencer. Mon 11/24, 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.

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.

REGINALD R. ROBINSON, ERWIN HELFER, EARMA THOMPSON, REVEREND DWAYNE MASON See Post No Bills. Sun 11/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SAVOIR FAIRE & E.S.P. perform at "AfroFolk Live"; free admission. Wed 11/26, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI/DONNY MCCASLIN QUARTET See Critic's Choice. 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. Mon 11/24, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LIBBY YORK TRIO Free concert. Tue 11/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/21, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Alejo Poveda. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 11/22, 9:30 PM, Eddie Johnson/Ryan Schultz Quintet with Claudia Stafanski. 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 11/25, 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 11/28, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 11/29, 6 PM, Susan May; 9:30 PM, Southport Allstars with Bobby Lewis, Joanie Pallatto, Bobby Schiff, Sparrow, Thomas Kini, Leon Joyce. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain Quartet. Sun 11/23, 5 PM, Lady T's Vocal Stage with Marilyn B., Kim Church, and Liz Gross. Sat 11/29, Nanette Frank. 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 11/21 and Sat 11/22, Jasper Stone. Sun 11/23 through Wed 11/26, Fri 11/28, and Sat 11/29, Detour. Sun 11/30, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

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

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

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 11/22, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Frank D'Rone Trio. 773-435-0130.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 11/21, 7:30 PM, BMR4. 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.

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. Wed 11/26, 8 PM, Marshall Vente & Nick Tountas with Rita Duarte. 773-862-5996.

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. Sat 11/22, Tatsu Aoki, Jonathan Chen. Sat 11/29, Ed Wilkerson Jr., Tatsu Aoki, Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: 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. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thu 11/27, 2-6 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Fri 11/28, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Sun 11/30, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

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 11/21, Greg Vasquez Duo. Sat 11/22 and Sat 11/29, Ed Coward Trio. Fri 11/28, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RESTAURANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain (no cover). 630-469-1080.

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. 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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/28, Herbal Jazz Cigarettes. 815-356-9980.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: 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 11/23, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 11/30, 8 PM, Chicago Grandstand 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 11/24, Blue Line Quartet. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 11/21, 7 PM, Kristi Merideth. Sat 11/22, 7 PM, Andy Meacham. Fri 11/28, 7 PM, Demos Petropoulos. 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 11/21, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Sat 11/22, 9:30 PM, Jim Payne's House of Payne. Sun 11/23, 8 PM, Peter Schwendener Trio (no cover). Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Sat 11/29, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Sommers. 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 11/21, 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Deanna Witkowski/Donny McCaslin Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ 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. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 11/26, 9 PM, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns. Fri 11/28, 9 PM, and Sat 11/29, 8 PM, Frank Catalano Quintet. Sun 11/30, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group. 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.

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: Fri 11/21, 9 PM, Roscoe Mitchell Quartet. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, open mike. 773-486-1099.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr, Tim Davis. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic, Paul Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, David Williams. 312-649-1121.

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Sun 11/23, 9:30 PM, D. Bayne Septet (no cover). Sun 11/30, 9:30 PM, Keefe Jackson Project (no cover). 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 11/21 through Sun 11/23, Chris Potter Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Mon 11/24, 7 PM, Roosevelt University Jazz Orchestra & Jazz Lab Band with Tim Hagans. Tue 11/25 through Sun 11/30, Roy Hargrove Quintet. 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/21, Stephanie Browning. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian. Fri 11/28, Who's Your Daddy? with Dan Trudell. 773-348-7592.

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

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: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Speakeasy Swing Quartet (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: Wed 11/26, 7 PM, Three Blind Mice. 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. Fri 11/28, 10:30 PM, Ezel. 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, Healing Force with Billy Brimfield, Avreeayl Ra, Derek Polk. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Fri 11/21 and Fri 11/28, 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. Sat 11/22, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Neil Alger Quartet. 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 11/21, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 11/22, Tuey Connell Organ Trio. Tue 11/25, Jim Barclay Trio. Fri 11/28 and Sat 11/29, Marshall Vente Quartet. 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. 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. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/21, 6 PM, Yoko Noge (no cover); 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 11/22, BMR4. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Trio (no cover). Tue 11/25, Pete Benson Trio. Wed 11/26, Andy Distel Trio. Fri 11/28, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe (no cover); 9 PM, Jeannie Tanner Quartet. Sat 11/29, Corey Wilkes Quartet. 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fourth Tuesday of every month, Suenos. Fri 11/28, Jazz Solution. 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's Freebop Band with Dee Alexander, Bill McFarland, Dennis Winslett, Kirk Brown, Yosef Israel, Leon Joyce. 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 11/24, 9 PM, Kevin O'Donnell & the National Quartet. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

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

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Sat 11/29, 9 PM, Chris Bernhardt & Neal Alger. 312-787-9596.

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.

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

SOUK 1552 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Thursdays, 9 PM, BMR4 (no cover). 773-227-1818.

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.

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 11/21, Greg Ward, Jim Baker, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Sat 11/22, Jeff Marx, Darius Savage, Tim Daisy. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 11/27, 9 PM, Maghostut Trio with Malachi Favors, Vincent Davis, Hanah Jon Taylor. Fri 11/28, David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Sat 11/29, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. 312-791-9050.

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

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM 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

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

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.

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

FRANCO REINS Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Aguijon Theater, 2707 N. Laramie. 773-637-5899.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free performance. Fri 11/28, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: 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.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 11/26, Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

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.

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Tue 11/25 and Wed 11/26, 7 PM, Ibolya Nagy & Tamas Kraszni, Ferenc Santa & His Gypsy Orchestra. 773-736-4949.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/21, Boys of Havana. 773-276-9730.

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

Classical

BUFFY BAGGOTT & VALERIE MAZE mezzo-soprano & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Berlioz, Pinkerton, Vieillard). Wed 11/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

OLGA BORNOVALOVA piano, in a program of Russian composers (Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Mussorgsky). Sun 11/23, 2 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 11/26, 7-9 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND PLAYERS (Handel & others). Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Palos United Methodist Church, 12101 S. Harlem, Palos Heights. 847-577-7468.

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

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR with organist Thomas Weisflog & others in an interfaith Thanksgiving service. Thu 11/27, 11 AM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, 8 PM, Kurt Masur, conductor, with violinist Vadim Repin (Glinka, Shostakovich, Beethoven). Fri 11/28, 8 PM, John Williams conducts music from Hollywood movies. Sat 11/29, 8 PM, John Williams, conductor, with horn soloist Dale Clevenger in a program of his own compositions. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 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. 847-825-7677 or 312-559-1212.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. 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.

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.

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.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 11/21, 12:10 PM, organist Christian Lane (Vierne, Whitlock, Roger-Ducasse, Liszt). Fri 11/28, 12:10 PM, Tower Brass (Boyce, Tchaikovsky, Miller). 312-787-4570.

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

RICHARD GRAEF & STEPHEN ALLTOP flute & harpsichord, in a free concert (Telemann, Bach, Blavet). Sun 11/30, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MELODY HARTER & BENJAMIN LYNERD perform four-hand music for piano in a free concert (Barber & others). Tue 11/25, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 11/30, 3:30 PM, H. Ricardo Ramirez (Dupre, Buxtehude, Messiaen). 312-664-6963.

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.

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

JOSEPH KAISER cello, with pianist Fumiko Jensen in a free concert (Bach, Elgar, Martinu, Paganini). Sun 11/30, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

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.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with violinist Samuel Magad & violist Charles Pikler (Mozart, Shostakovich). Tue 11/25, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 11/21, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Mark Lundberg, bass-baritone James Morris & soprano Jane Eaglen (Wagner, Siegfried). Sun 11/23, Wed 11/26, and Fri 11/28, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with tenor Marcus Haddock & bass Samuel Ramey (Gounod, Faust). Mon 11/24 and Sat 11/29, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor John Treleaven, bass-baritone James Morris & soprano Jane Eaglen (Wagner, Siegfried). 312-332-2244.

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.

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.

NEWBERRY CONSORT with lutenist Paul O'Dette & soprano Ellen Hargis in a program of early Italian Baroque music (Monteverdi, Peri & others). 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. 312-255-3700. Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

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.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CHORUS & CHAMBER SINGERS Michael Melton conducts a program of German Baroque composers. Tue 11/25, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP performs R. Chapi's one-act zarzuela La Revoltosa. Fri 11/21 and Sat 11/22, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

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 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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor (Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev). Mon 11/24, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Schumann, Beethoven, Hindemith). Sun 11/23, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

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.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Fri 11/21, 7 PM, and Sat 11/29, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SERAPHIN QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Enescu, Brahms). Sun 11/30, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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.

RICHARD SLADEK piano, in a free concert. Tue 11/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Bartok, Beethoven). Tue 11/25, 7 PM, Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-825-3123.

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

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS in a holiday concert. Fri 11/28, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SUSAN YUN cello, in a free concert. Mon 11/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

MICHAEL BURRITT Marimba concert. Mon 11/24, 9:30 AM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5567.

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALL-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND performs at a holiday concert under the direction of Gerard Matthews. Fri 11/28, noon, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

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.

JUSTIN ROBERTS All-ages. Sun 11/23, 4 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. 773-525-2508.

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