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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

RYAN ADAMS, STILLS 18 & over. Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

AUTUMN DEFENSE See Post No Bills; free in-store performance. Fri 12/5, 7 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

BARENAKED LADIES, LIZ PHAIR, JASON MRAZ perform at "Miracle on State Street V" (a portion of proceeds benefits La Rabida Children's Hospital & Research Center). Sold out. Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

NICHOLAS BARRON'S HYPERACTIVE performs at an opening exhibition for work by John Parot. Fri 12/5, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

PEABO BRYSON, SHEENA EASTON, IRENE CARA, CHRISTOPHER CROSS Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

BUCKINGHAMS Sat 12/13, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEKO CASE, JOHN & LAURIE STIRRATT Sold out. Fri 12/12, 8 and 10:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CASTRATION DJ, JOHN CIBA, COUGHS, ARCADE, AUDREYS perform at a party for the Movieside Film Festival. Fri 12/12, 8 PM, Acme Art Space, 1741 N. Western. 773-856-5220.

CATHERINE AVE. Free in-store performance. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS performs "A Sassy, Brassy Christmas." Fri 12/12, 8 PM, and Sat 12/13, 5 and 8:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-296-0541.

COOK, DIXON & YOUNG Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

KRISTIN COTTS Free in-store performances. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 12/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LINDA EDER Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

HARVEY SID FISHER, CHEER-ACCIDENT Sat 12/13, 7 and 10 PM, Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

DALE FRANCIS Free in-store performances. Sat 12/6 and Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ANTHONY HAMILTON, JAVIER Wed 12/10, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

RUBY HARRIS, HERSHY WORCH Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Young Israel of West Rogers Park, 2706 W. Touhy. 773-338-5273.

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.

HOGGLE & FRIENDS Wed 12/10, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

GEORGE HOWE performs "All Aboard for Broadway"; free concert. Fri 12/5, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

DIANE IZZO performs at a Movieside Film Festival screening of Melvin Goes to Dinner and other films and videos (see movie listings). Sun 12/14, 6 PM, Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln. 773-856-5220.

JANE'S ADDICTION, KORN, 311, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, AFI perform at Q101's "Twisted 10" (a portion of proceeds benefits the Matt White Cure ALS Foundation). Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

JOAN OF ARC performs at a Movieside Film Festival screening of Down by Law and other films (see movie listings). Sat 12/13, 6 PM, Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln. 773-856-5220.

KIT KAT HONEYS, ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT perform at a Movieside Film Festival screening (see movie listings). Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln. 773-856-5220.

RAMI KLEINSTEIN Sun 12/7, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LIZ LARIN Free in-store performances. Sat 12/13, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Sun 12/14, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

GERALD LEVERT, WILL DOWNING Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LOW, HALEY BONAR All-ages. Fri 12/12, 10 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DAYNA MALOW, JOHN HASBROUCK Sat 12/13, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

CAMERON MCGILL Free in-store performance. Sat 12/6, 2 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL Free concert. Fri 12/12, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

BETTE MIDLER Wed 12/10, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

AUDREY MORRIS, NAN MASON, BECKIE MENZIE, TOM MICHAEL, DARYL NITZ, TY PERRY, KAT TAYLOR perform a tribute to Judy Garland under the

direction of Robert Solone; free admission. Sat 12/6, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BRADFORD NEWQUIST Christmas concert. Thu 12/11, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

FRANK ORRALL Free in-store performance. Fri 12/12, 7 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

EMILE PANDOLFI Comedian James Sibley opens. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PANICSVILLE, ICON/PRIX, MACH 4, MULTI-MODAL play at a party for the release of VGM Mix Tape #8; see Critic's Choice. Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ELLEN ROSNER Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, Summerdale Community Church/Good Shepherd Parish Metropolitan Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

THE SECOND CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS: LETTERS TO SANTA Second City improvisers perform for 24 hours with musical guests Sally Timms & Jon Langford, Jeff Tweedy, Billy Corgan, Steve Albini, Blisters, Human Calliope, Lonesome Organist (benefit for families in need includes raffles and auctions). Tue 12/9, 8:30 PM, Second City E.T.C., 1608 N. Wells. 312-337-3992.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performance. Fri 12/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JANE SIBERRY Sun 12/14, 8 PM, Black Orchid, 230 W. North. 312-944-6200 or 312-559-1212.

STARS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC Sat 12/13, 11 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

BOBBIE & DOUG STEWART Free in-store performance. Sat 12/13, 10:30 AM, Book Stall, Chestnut Court, 811 Elm, Winnetka. 847-446-8880.

STILLS Free in-store performance. Sat 12/13, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

TANIQ, DJ SHOCK perform at "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a stepping workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 12/13, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

TEMPTATIONS Fri 12/12, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS See Spot Check. Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM (all-ages), the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212. Sat 12/6 and Sun 12/7, 2 and 4 PM (sold out), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TINGLE-TANGLE MENAGERIE with Burger Damage, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Serafima the Soggy Songstress, Celestial Ramblers, Sir David Marine, Farfalina, DJ Hunter H. See Critic's Choice. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-254-5356.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT See Critic's Choice; sold out. Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WATERBOYS See Spot Check; all-ages. Tue 12/9, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PAUL WINTER performs "The Nature of Things." Sun 12/7, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). Fri 12/5, 10 PM, TRS-80, Salvo Beta, Odd*is*he, A New January. Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Girlesque Burlesque, Apartment. Sun 12/7, noon, Street Corner Blue (benefit for Toys for Tots). Tue 12/9, 9 PM, Hypnofugue, Prids, Quilts. Thu 12/11, 9 PM, Gary Hoey. Sat 12/13, 7 PM, Fred Holstein, Ed Holstein; 10:30 PM, Lightning & Thunder. 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, Pat B. Tuesdays, Pat B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Ryan Hagen. 847-397-3100.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 12/6, Mixed Company. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 12/11, Indika, DJ Rodney B. Sat 12/13, Moods. 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 12/5, RPS, Scottish McMillan. Sat 12/6, Personals, the Industry, Lavellas. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: First Friday of every month, 8:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 847-381-8585.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 12/5, Lovelies, Dig for Fire, Camera. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Peelers, Goldstars, the Wes Hollywood Show. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 12/9, 8:30 PM, This Side Up, Hilary Scott, Michelle Anthony. Wed 12/10, Van Allen Belt, Montro. Thu 12/11, Matt Russell, Motorside, Jesters, Trouser. Fri 12/12, Bunnies, Western Grand, Harold Washing Machine. Sat 12/13, 10 PM, Returnables, Slugs, Steve & Liam (benefit for H.A.V.E.: Helping Autistic Voices Emerge). Sun 12/14, Radiant Darlings, Where the Moon Came From, Gaberdine. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/5, David Bravas, Teresa Long, Montra. Sat 12/6, James, Racecar Melody, Fertile Minds, Lowest of the Low. Sun 12/7, Sayla, Summer's End, Illumination. 773-770-2039.

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

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

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 9 PM-1 AM, Heather Moran. Sat 12/6 and Sat 12/13, 9 PM-1 AM, Gail Becker. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 12/5, 6 PM, Motion City Soundtrack (see Spot Check), Jamison Parker, Red Hot Valentines, Attention (all-ages); 10 PM, Nadas. Sat 12/6, 5 PM, Amazing Transparent Man, Even in Blackouts, Vortis (all-ages); 10 PM, Quadrophonica. Mon 12/8, 8 PM, Slowride, Bound Stems, Signsedso. Thu 12/11, 8 PM, Branches, Tenki, .22. Fri 12/12, 8 PM, Detholz, Ancient Greeks, Intelligent Dennis. Sat 12/13, 6 PM, Sleeping at Last, Braille, University (all-ages); 10 PM, Star Spangles, Dead Electric, Waxon 7. Sun 12/14, 4 PM, Super Mercado, Organic, Emetic, Ditchwater, Tension Level, Infamous, Domestic Godzilla (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/5, Lavellas. Sat 12/6, Family Style. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wed 12/10, Speargrass. Fri 12/12, Punsapaya. Sat 12/13, Abi Cruz. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 12/5, David Bruce. Sun 12/7, Mike Beck hosts an open mike. Fri 12/12, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sun 12/14, 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.

BUDDIE'S 3301 N. Clark: Sat 12/6, 3 PM, Patty Elvis (benefit for Lakeview Shelter). 773-477-4066.

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 12/6, Stank. 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 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 12/5, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sat 12/6, Rhythm Owls. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 12/6, TV Pow. 773-463-0158.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 12/5, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Fri 12/12 and Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. 847-647-8282.

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam. 708-499-4140.

CHANTERELLES 11 Bartlett Ave., Bartlett: Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-830-1700.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 913 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Wed 12/10, 9 PM, open mike. 847-279-1199.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Tue 12/9, 8 PM, Twiztid (all-ages). 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. 773-489-0379.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Tue 12/9, 9 PM, Moenia, Kinky. 773-227-4266.

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: Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Magic Rocker. Thu 12/11, 10 PM, Stereophonics. Fri 12/12, 9 PM, Julian's Ride. Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Rubber. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 847-541-4700.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 12/7, Andy Buttell spins punk rock. 773-276-1411.

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 12/5, 8 PM, Sat 12/6, 7 and 9 PM, Fri 12/12, 8 PM, and Sat 12/13, 7 and 9 PM, Colleen McHugh & Miriam Plotkin perform "There's Noel in Chanukah." Fri 12/5 and Fri 12/12, 10:30 PM, Foiled Again Trio. Sun 12/7, 5 PM, Rita McConville. Sun 12/7 and Sun 12/14, 7 PM, Scott Montgomery & Shannon Strodel perform "Christmas Flakes." Mon 12/8, 7 PM, "Holiday Cabaret 2003" with Daryl Nitz, George Howe, Foiled Again (benefit for Teen Living Programs). Wed 12/10, 1:30 PM, Margaret Reeder performs "A Holiday Retrospective"; 8 PM, Jason Grimm & Trista Smith perform "Santa Claus & Other Lies." Thu 12/11, 8 PM, Joan Curto, Sara Davis, and Keith Cornell perform "A Christmas Survival Guide." Sun 12/14, 3 PM, Rus Rainear performs with Beckie Menzie in a tribute to Carol Channing (benefit for Healthworks Theatre Company); 5 PM, Daryl Nitz with Joan Curto, Matt Davis, George Howe, Cory Jamison, Steve Kimbrough, KT McCammond, Margaret Reeder, Kristofer Simmons, Robert Whorton. 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 12/7, DJs Mark & Pete. Mon 12/8, DJ Sam spins punk. Tue 12/9, Mike Cook. Wed 12/10, DJ Sappy spins country & western. Thu 12/11, John Almonte. Sun 12/14, DJ Lexi. 773-472-2771.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 12/5, 9 PM, 10 Bay, June's Arrival, Aberrant, 53 Minutes. Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Escape From Earth, Premium, Devil May Care, Plura. Tue 12/9, 9 PM, Callisto, Murmur, Terminal Bliss. Wed 12/10, 9 PM, Emilie Autumn, Supernatural Yes, Loaded, Big Bang Music Theory (benefit for Ataxia/Parkinson's Foundation). Thu 12/11, 9 PM, Kurtis Blow, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Rhyme 'n' Reason. Fri 12/12, 9 PM, Last Vegas, High Plains Drifter, Bible of the Devil, DJ Tony McQuaid, DJ Rotten Gimmick (with a late set by Steepwater Band). Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Head of Femur. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: First Sunday of every month, 8:30 PM, Sway. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/5, Jane Doe Band. Sat 12/6, Hidden Agenda. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 12/11, Everyman. Fri 12/12, Sofa King. Sat 12/13, Libido Funk Circus. 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 12/5, Media, Smackdown. Sat 12/6, Pat McCurdy. Mondays, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Tuesdays, 20 Over. Wednesdays, Catfight. Fri 12/12, Downtime, Smoke Off Vinyl. Sat 12/13, Covergurl, Sky Lion. 847-358-9150.

85 BRINK 85 Brink, Crystal Lake: Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Night Riders. 815-788-8585.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 12/5, Joe Armstrong Band, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising, Pala, Wandering Endorphin. Sun 12/7, Hopah, Sumo. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 12/9, Aya Sofia, Pleyel, Jimmy Newquist. Wed 12/10, Smush, Chuck's Electric. Thu 12/11, Digable Cat, Hazing Kate, Tom Slater, Kristoffer Carter. Fri 12/12, Raised on Zenith, Regels, Serilian, Liz Larin. Sat 12/13, Fly Williams, Licks, Trelogic, Joseph Messing. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Lungfish (see Critic's Choice), Taking Pictures, Narrator. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Office, Crush Kill Destroy, La Makita Soma, GA Shoagie, Staxx (with spoken-word performances by Chicago poets). Sun 12/7, 9:30 PM, Means, 36 Invisibles (see Spot Check), Galactic Inmate. Mon 12/8, 9:30 PM, Via Satellite, Western Automatic, Static Films. Thu 12/11, 9:30 PM, Pinebender, Pelican, Half-Cut. Fri 12/12, 10 PM, Dishes, This Moment in Black History, Voltz. Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Death in June, Der Blutharsch, Changes. Sun 12/14, 9:30 PM, Los Fancy Free, Twig Harper, Fashion Flesh, Peter B., Skeletons. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/6, Modern Day Romeos. Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 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 12/5 and Thu 12/11, Hydro. Sat 12/6 and Wed 12/10, Indika. Sun 12/7 and Fri 12/12, Dub Dis. Mondays, DJs spin. 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: Fri 12/5, 9 PM, Jack the Lad. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ 2 Much Funk, Pat B. Wednesdays, DJ Rich Rockin' K. Thursdays, 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. Fri 12/5, 4-Cast. Sat 12/6, Posin'. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 12/12, Brother Willis. Sat 12/13, Flapjacks. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 12/13, 10:30 AM, Happy Monkey. Sun 12/14, 6 PM, Article 57, Cobs, Set Forth, Infidelity. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays and Fri 12/12, 9:30 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Sat 12/13, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

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 12/5, 6 PM, Blood In Blood Out, Killer, Plan of Attack, Too Pure to Die; 10 PM, Undercast, Foundation Allstars, Extra Medium, Signal Intent. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Lungfish (see Critic's Choice), Red-Eyed Legends, Make Believe, School Shooter. Sun 12/7, 5 PM, Psycho Scapegoat, HeWhoCorrupts, Stash, Insurrection, Curbstomp. Wed 12/10, 6 PM, Marmora, Everest, Chasing You, Big Collapse; 10 PM, Aireil, My Were They. Thu 12/11, 8 PM, Drag the River, Catfish Haven, Old Canes, Hanalei. Fri 12/12, 6 PM, Black Print, Sterling, Sleepwalker Defense, I Collide; 10 PM, Headache City. Sat 12/13, 5 PM, Stale Chofli, By Any Means, Myopia, Secret Agent Bill, Dead Steel Mill; 10 PM, Menthol, Bang! Bang!, It's, Office. Sun 12/14, Monofonika, NWC, Press, Powerknobs, Leroy Fix (benefit for Free Street Programs). 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Indugu. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Code West, Leave, Bucket Shop (in the club); Inchworm, Yellow Hammers, Sag Valley Boys (in the side bar). Mon 12/8, 8 PM, Instant Karma (John Lennon tribute). Wed 12/10, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Beth Higgins, Francine Chica, Jon Michaels, Kym Franklin. Thu 12/11, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Dynamic Vibrations. Fri 12/12, 10 PM, Brave Combo, Randy Erwin. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 12/5, 10:30 PM, Spizm. 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 12/5, 9-Fifty. Sat 12/6, Plus Teasin'. Wed 12/10, Shards host an open mike (no cover). Fri 12/12, Tumbleweed. Sat 12/13, Euforeum. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Twist & Shout. Fri 12/12, 9:30 PM, Hells Bells (AC/DC tribute). Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sun 12/14, 8 PM, Ursula Rucker. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 12/5, Palomine. Sat 12/6, 50-Pound Head. Wed 12/10, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 12/12, Genral Patton & His Privates, Rocky Galati. Sat 12/13, I/O. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Triple Dawg Dare. 847-541-7530.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Arthur Lee. Sat 12/13, 10 PM, Weed Street Band. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 12/5 and Fri 12/12, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 12/6 and Sat 12/13, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 12/7 and Sun 12/14, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 12/8, 7:30 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Wed 12/10, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 12/11, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 12/5, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, John Mahady & Tom Michael with Beckie Menzie. Sun 12/7 and Sun 12/14, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 12/8, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Craig Stewart & Beckie Menzie. Tue 12/9, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 12/10, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 12/11, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 12/12, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Sat 12/13, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. 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: Every other Friday, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. 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 12/5, Mexican Cheerleader, Sonnets, Pine Hill Haints. Sat 12/6, Pass It Around with members of Dodge City Getouts, Old No. 8, Outlaw Family Band, Wingnuts. Thu 12/11, 9 PM, 9-Fifty, 2 Fast Jack. Fri 12/12, Rock Star Club, Paper Bullets, Otherworld. Sat 12/13, Redline, Favorite Saints, Scarecrow Garden. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 12/10, 9 PM, Janet Kim performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). Fri 12/12, 10 PM, Ellen Rosner Band performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/5, 9 PM, Andy Shaw, Andy Abdau. Sat 12/6, 9 and 11 PM, Funkadesi. Fri 12/12, 9 PM, Jorge from Yard. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 12/5 and Fri 12/12, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Pearly Sweets. Sat 12/6, 9:30 PM, Mark Anderson, Lindsey Graham; 11:30 PM, DJ Matt Fields. Wed 12/10, 8:30 PM, Sweet Hello with an opening set by the Old Town School of Folk Music's Indigo Girls Class Ensemble. Thu 12/11, 8 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Fri 12/12, 10 PM, DJ Roxanne, DJ Pillz. Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Stet 5; 11 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. 773-227-4433.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Ely Guerra, Juana Molina (see Critic's Choice), DJ God Is My Name. Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Sarah Aroeste Band, Rashan. Tue 12/9, 9:30 PM, Organic Mind Unit, Heiruspecs, Longshot, Prime, Matlock. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Tue 12/9, Michael Hartman. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bottletones (sold out). Tue 12/9, 9 PM, Wayne Wonder (see Critic's Choice; 18 & over). Fri 12/12, 6:15 PM, Coheed & Cambria, Straylight Run, Detachment Kit, Three (all-ages). Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Wyclef Jean, Baby Bash, Frankie J, Avant, 112, Murphy Lee (18 & over). Sun 12/14, 6 PM, Squirtgun, Amazing Transparent Man, Break the Silence, Methadones, Split Habit (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 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 12/5, Turnstyles. Thu 12/11, Blue Background. Fri 12/12, Jen Porter. Sat 12/13, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 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.

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 with music at 10 PM. Fri 12/5, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 12/6, Arra. Fri 12/12, Mr. Blotto. Sat 12/13, Something for Joey. 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.

KELLY'S PUB 11012 Rte. 47, Huntley: Fri 12/12, 9:30 PM, Night Riders. 847-669-0003.

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. 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 12/5, 10 PM, Kilgores, Krunchies, Night Terrors, Dirtbox Racers. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Saps, Penthouse Sweets, Sharks. Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Darwin's Dilemma. Sundays, 10 PM, Pete Special. Tue 12/9, 9 PM, Roma Saddam, Sequoia. Wed 12/10, 9 PM, Mumbo Jumbo, Felonious Funk, Julian's Ride. Thu 12/11, 9 PM, Foibles, People Will Blink, Donner Surprise Party. Fri 12/12, 10 PM, Burnside Bridge, Cobs, Shooting Blanks, Low Profile. Sat 12/13, 9:30 PM, Phil Angotti, Pudder Project, Hot Front. Sun 12/14, 10 PM, Melissa Ziemer. 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 12/5, 10 PM, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale (see Critic's Choice). Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Jump Little Children, Yesmen, Adam Richman. Wed 12/10 and Thu 12/11, 9 PM, Hot Tuna, Rob McNurlin. Fri 12/12, 9 PM, Luther Wright & the Wrongs, David Zollo & the Body Electric, Charlie Pierce & James Weigel. Sat 12/13, 10 PM, Rebirth Brass Band, BS Brass Band. Sun 12/14, 8 PM, Over the Rhine, Susan Enan. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 12/5, 7 PM, Anthrax, Ill Nino (all-ages). Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Blank Theory, No One, Reforma, Inept, Blackout (all-ages). Sun 12/7, 6:30 PM, Hey Mercedes (see Spot Check), Hopesfall, Haste, Bear vs. Shark (all-ages). Wed 12/10, 9 PM, Rahzel, Lifesavas, Tha Spooks, DJ JS1 (18 & over). Thu 12/11, 9 PM, Danger Adventure, Plane, Health & Beauty, Chalet Chalet (18 & over). Fri 12/12, 6:30 PM, Aquabats, Short Arm Trick (all-ages). Sat 12/13, 5:30 PM, Pigface, Dope, Professional Murder Music, Rachel Stamp (all-ages). Sun 12/14, 6 PM, Yellowcard, Matchbox Romance, Acceptance, Maxeen, Reeve Oliver (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. 630-446-4001.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 12/13, Betty Soul. 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 12/5, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes, Paula. 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 12/6, Group du Jour. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 12/5, Skinny Dippers. Sat 12/6, Rebel Rousers. Thu 12/11, Mike Brumfield. Fri 12/12, Another Pint. Sat 12/13, Loose Screws. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/5, Meat Stack, It's a Wise Child. Sat 12/6, Loomis, Vamplifier, Spare Change. Sun 12/7, Audreys, Lucida, Crap Engine. Wed 12/10, Gifts of Tongue, Drug Honky, Skittles Boris. Thu 12/11, Lesser Events, Et Cetera. 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 12/5, 9:30 PM, Marvin Tate, Edward Burch, Kristin Shout, Mark Sheehy, Delafields, RD Roth & the Issues, Steph Turner, Orphans (Tom Waits tribute hosted by Larry O. Dean). Sat 12/6, 9:30 PM, Bumpus, Danny Black, Al Day Trio, Big Sky String Band, Cheer-Accident, Mia Park, Joe Cannon (Tom Waits tribute hosted by Larry O. Dean). Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Al Day Trio, Ingrid Graudin (all-ages). Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. 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: Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 12/11, 8 PM, Ripley Caine, Kurt Heintz perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Farm Crew, Organic Mind Unit, Small Change, Garden Music, Sidewalk Skolaz; 1:30 AM, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sun 12/7, 11 PM, Sunn0))). Mondays, 10 PM, John Swift, Clash Titan with Phunk & Nevs-One. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 12/10, 10:30 PM, Reggaeton. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 12/12, 9 PM, Lacuna Coil, Dog Fashion Disco, Avernus, Inner Section (all-ages). Sat 12/13, 9 PM, No One, Factory 81, Lollipop Lust Kill (all-ages). Sun 12/14, 6 PM, Double Drive, Slaves on Dope, Wolfpac, Society 1, Second Too Late, A.D.D. (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Fri 12/5, 9 PM, Burbanks. 708-293-1837.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/5, Pimps. Sat 12/6, Mr. Blotto. Fri 12/12, Mike & Joe. 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 12/5, Building Lights, Highball, JJ Tindall. Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Dharma Garden, Ayme Frye, City Stickers; 10 PM, Dudez. Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Craig Moorefield; 10 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 12/10, Roger & the Wraybands. Thu 12/11, Los Gatos Diablos. Fri 12/12, Broken Radio. Sat 12/13, Creepy D. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 12/6, Projector. Sat 12/13, Daryl. 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 12/5, Libido Funk Circus. Wed 12/10, John Devlin & Mary Dietel. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 12/6, Brother Noompsi, Luis Jhan. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Sat 12/13, Stripped for Parts. 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. Sun 12/14, 9 PM, Ripley Caine hosts a singer-songwriter slam. 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 12/5, 8 PM, Dolly Varden, Mary Janes; 11 PM, Mark Kozelek (see Spot Check; sold out). Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Autumn Defense (see Post No Bills), John & Laurie Stirratt, Cynthia G. Mason. Sun 12/7, 9 PM, Funeral Home Photographers, William Elliott Whitmore (see Spot Check), Eliot Lipp. Mon 12/8, 9 PM, Yayhoos, RD Roth & the Issues. Tue 12/9, 9 PM, Carbon Four, Matthew, Transition (18 & over). Thu 12/11, 9 PM, Dan Darrah, 56 Hope Road, Granian. Sat 12/13, 7 and 10 PM, Jackopierce (sold out). 773-525-2508.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/5, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute), Strange Days. Sat 12/6, Generations. Sat 12/13, Insomnia. 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. Fri 12/12, Core. 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.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 12/11, Weeds. 312-441-9334.

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

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 12/5, Abstract Giants, Funktelligence, Teresa Long. Sat 12/6, Canasta, Owen, Like Young. Sun 12/7, Super D. Mon 12/8, Drop, the Kick, Pits. Wed 12/10, Heligoats, Lucida, Gunshy. Thu 12/11, Not the Only One. Fri 12/12, Redwalls, Regal Standard. Sat 12/13, Silents, Cordy, Second Sound. 773-278-6600.

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

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Val. 708-389-7810.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Anne E. Dechant, Anne Deming. Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Jen Dainton, Rose Fries. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 12/10, 8 PM, Joe Armstrong, Dave Sills. Thu 12/11, 8 PM, Eric Nassau, Thomas Pace. Fri 12/12, 8 PM, FM Smith, John Hasbrouck, Jeff Libman. Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Ryan Auffenberger, Tommi Zender. Sun 12/14, 8 PM, Donna Adler, Kristin Shout. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Chops. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 11 PM, Pete Special; 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. 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: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Back Porch Ramblers. Sat 12/6, Brother Lowdown, Farmageddon. Thu 12/11, Duenow. Fri 12/12, Danglers, Mississippi Cactus. Sat 12/13, Digable Cat, TV Mike. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/5, Red Woody. Sat 12/6, Generations. Fri 12/12, Lisa Rene Band. Sat 12/13, Eleventh Hour. 630-264-2739.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/5, Ark Band. Sat 12/6, Hydro, New Flavor. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, Devon Brown (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 12/11, Carl Brown (benefit for Velocity Youth Performers). Fri 12/12, Baaro. Sat 12/13, Andrea, Indika. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/5, Emitter, Stone Puppet, Ludo. Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Chris Shaffer, Wonderful Smith. Mon 12/8, 7 PM, Ralph Covert hosts a songwriters' showcase. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 12/10, Chinchilla Fury. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 12/12, Clearly & the Mainstream, Chuck's Electric. Sat 12/13, Homunculus, Fuzz. 773-929-1300.

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LAUREN FLAX Free DJ performance. Mon 12/8, 7 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

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 Too Smooth. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Thursdays, 5:30 PM, 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). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Second Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa. 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). 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. Thursdays, Dirty MF, DJ Kenwood. 312-243-1699.

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

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.

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, First Friday of every month, and Second 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 downtempo, hip-hop, and deep house (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: 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 12/8, Vir Unis vs. James Johnson (live), DJ Phonaut, DJ M50, 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. Sat 12/6, Slacky J & Red Lox. Mon 12/8, Tim Shumaker, JT Donaldson, Steve Melvage. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. Thursdays, Greg Norwood, DJ FLX spin house, DJ Devo, Justin Long. 773-276-1411.

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

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Sundays, DJ Pharris. Thursdays, Paul Blair. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (no cover). 312-787-7600.

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

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

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Sat 12/6, 10 PM-3 AM, Kennedy Octane spins at the Holiday African Dance Party. 773-338-6100.

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. Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. 312-266-1944.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Rhythm spins downstairs. Saturdays, Scott Coyte spins downstairs. 847-593-2200.

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). Wednesdays, 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.

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

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); patio open all season. Fridays, DJ Detroit spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins, with fortune tellers. Thursdays, Todd Victory, DJ Tobias, DJ Madrid. 773-394-2066.

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

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

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

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

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, 10 PM, Danny G, DJ Stixx, Mach 1 spin house and hip-hop. 773-348-5100.

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

MORETTI'S 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). First Friday of every month, Razer X, Ryan Bedlam. 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. 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.

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, Usual Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 12/5, Dimitri From Paris, Dayhota. Sat 12/6, Kaskade, Marc Buxton. First and second Sunday of every month, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 12/11, DJ D-Styles, Toadstyle, Intel, Real One. Fri 12/12, Colette, Brad Owen. Sat 12/13, Derrick May, Audiophile. 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. Mondays, 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. Second Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

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

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: 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. Thursdays, Hector Lopez. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Detroit. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spinning old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 773-227-4906.

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

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie spin house, disco, and breaks. 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, John Curley, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 12/11, John Flemming. 312-491-9729.

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

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Schim. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, Pat Clark, DJ Schim. Thursdays, DJ Alexo, DJ Big Time, DJ Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Sat 12/6, Adam Beyer, Common Factor, Kyle Szmurlo, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies with guests. Mondays, John Curley, Jay Prasad. Wednesdays, Chris Gin. Fri 12/12, Alex Peace, Bam Bam, Jimmie Page, Johnny Chaos, James Lauer, Justin Long, Monna & FLX, Hipolito Sanchez, Tim Eb, Aaron Chase. Sat 12/13, Crystal Method, Chris Liberator, Mazi. 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 12/5, Lady D & friends. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Fri 12/12, Joe Claussell, Julius the Mad Thinker. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

CHUCK'S ELECTRIC performs at "First Friday," hosted by John Storms-Rohm (preceded by a song circle at 6:30 PM). Fri 12/5, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KATHY COWAN & HER WOMEN'S CHOIR host the Old Town School of Folk Music's Christmas Sing-Along; free admission. Fri 12/5, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ROSS CREAN Free in-store performance. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

STEVE EARLE Free in-store performance. Fri 12/5, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

STEVE EARLE Sold out. Sat 12/6, 7:30 and 10 PM, and Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TOMMY MAKEM, ARRANMORE with the McNulty Irish Dancers. Sun 12/14, 2 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

BALLYDOYLE 5120 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 12/5 and Fri 12/12, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Vernam Cipher. 630-969-0600.

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 12/8, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Fri 12/12, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. 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 12/5, Larkin Brothers. Sat 12/6, James Tighlman & the Marshalls. Fri 12/12, Bruce Foster. Sat 12/13, Katie Sullivan. 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 12/5, Loose Chippings. Sat 12/6, Baal Tinne. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 12/12, Anish. Sat 12/13, Academy of Irish Music. 773-473-5263.

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

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: Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Anish. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/5, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 12/6, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Fri 12/12, Barry Fagan Band. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Robbie & Donna Fulks, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Andrew Bird, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Devil in a Woodpile, Matt Miller, Scott Ligon, Jane Baxter Miller, Kent Kessler, Vernon Tonges, Chris Ligon & others perform at Chris & Heather's Country Calendar Show. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 12/6, Larry Penn. 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. Second Sunday of every month, open stage. 847-949-5355.

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

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 12/10, David Boykin. 773-486-1099.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale (see Critic's Choice). Mon 12/8, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOJOE'S CAFE LOUNGE 2256 W. Roscoe: Thu 12/11, 7:30 PM, Larry O. Dean. 773-388-1236.

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

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

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 12/12, 7:30 PM, Paul Thorn; 10 PM, Hackensaw Boys, Down the Line, Mieka Pauley. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 12/5, Tipler's Way. Sat 12/6, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 12/12, 8 PM, open mike. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

OLETA ADAMS, COOK, DIXON & YOUNG Free black-tie performance. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester. 773-667-2332.

BARRELHOUSE BONNI & LARRY TAYLOR Free in-store performance. Sat 12/6, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

LONNIE BROOKS, TOM CRIVELLONE & TWO FOR THE BLUES, L.C. WALKER & TROUBLE NO MORE Fri 12/12, 8 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-604-2234.

THOMPSON COMMUNITY SINGERS Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Christ Universal Temple, 11901 S. Ashland. 708-366-9770.

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 12/5, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 12/6, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Thursdays, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 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 12/5, and Sat 12/6, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 12/9, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 12/11 through Sat 12/13, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. Tue 12/9, Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thu 12/11, Shirley Johnson Band. Fri 12/12, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sat 12/13, Linsey Alexander Band with Grana Louise. 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 12/5 and Sat 12/6, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 12/7, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Mon 12/8, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 12/9, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Wed 12/10, Pistol Pete. Thu 12/11, Jimmy Burns. Fri 12/12 and Sat 12/13, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 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 12/5, 5:30 PM, Jimmy Burns; 9:30 PM, Bobby Rush (see Critic's Choice), Nellie Travis. Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Kenny Neal, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Sun 12/7, Joel Paterson. Mon 12/8, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 12/9, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Wed 12/10, Jimmy Johnson. Thu 12/11, John Primer. Fri 12/12, 5:30 PM, Joel Paterson; 9:30 PM, Tab Benoit, Lurrie Bell. Sat 12/13, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 312-427-0333.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Mon 12/8, noon, Bobby Davis Band. Wed 12/10, noon, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. Fri 12/12, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/5, Kenny Neal. Sat 12/6, Bobby Rush (see Critic's Choice). 630-513-0074.

DAVID ADLER CULTURAL CENTER 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Sun 12/7, 2 PM, Ernie Hawkins. 847-367-0707.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music in the Blue Rooster Lounge at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/6, Neil Rose Band with Robert Stroeger. 630-325-0780.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/13, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners. 847-516-0300.

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

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Josiah Spinelli & Richard Flint. 630-922-9821.

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 12/6, 9 PM, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds. Wed 12/10, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 12/12, 7 PM, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Fri 12/5, 10 PM, Mississippi Heat. 847-705-0555.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 12/6, Brian Lupo Band. Tue 12/9, Jimmy Burns (no cover). Thu 12/11, Sam Cockrell hosts an open jam (no cover). Sat 12/13, Pat Smillie Band. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, 9:30 PM, Deanna Bogart. Sun 12/7 and Sat 12/13, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 12/9 and Sun 12/14, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Wed 12/10, 9:30 PM, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Thu 12/11, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. Fri 12/12, 9:30 PM, Big G & the Real Deal. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 12/6, Toronzo Cannon. 312-245-0333.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/5, Erwin Helfer. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Osee Anderson & the Blooze Folks, Dion Payton. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 12/11 through Sat 12/13, John Lee Hooker Jr., Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 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.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Tenry Johns Band. 630-446-4001.

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 12/6, Brother John & friends. Sat 12/13, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 773-252-1155.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Noonday Darkness. 630-782-9091.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 12/6, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Fri 12/12, Casey Jones. Sat 12/13, Nellie Travis. 815-477-0340.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Sat 12/13, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/12, Q Blue. 773-276-9730.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/5, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 12/6, Nora Jean. Tuesdays, Fri 12/12, and Sat 12/13, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thu 12/11, Eddie Taylor Jr. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 12/5, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 12/6, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. Sat 12/13, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 12/6, Billy Flynn Band. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. 773-772-6656.

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

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

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Sat 12/6, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers, Jimmy Johnson, Marty Binder. 815-337-3663.

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

Jazz

Concerts

JACKIE ALLEN & JUDY ROBERTS perform songs for the holidays; free admission. Tue 12/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BEBOP BRASS! with Orbert Davis, Corey Wilkes, Art Hoyle, Steve Berry, Tom Garling, Norman Palm, Von Freeman, Eric Schneider, Ari Brown, Douglas Ewart, Mwata Bowden, Willie Pickens, Ken Chaney, Larry Gray, Kobie Watkins; free concert. Fri 12/5, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-427-1676 or 312-742-7529.

BLACK HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL & DINNER with Al Green, John Whitfield, Jordan Baskin, Duke Payne, Anita Jeffries, Barney Lewis, Ray Bailey, Roosevelt Martin. Sun 12/7, 4-7 PM, Christ Center of Truth, 402 W. 71st. 773-487-3088.

DAVID BOYKIN, JEROME BRYERTON, ASIMINA CHREMOS, CAROL GENETTI, ANDREW LAFKAS perform on a program with performance art group Local Infinities. Fri 12/12, 7:30 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. 773-862-2447.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 12/7, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs "The Benny Goodman/Jimmy Dorsey Songbook" with Brian Patti. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLES in a free concert. Thu 12/11, 7:30 PM, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ COMBO performs under the direction of Mark Nagy. Thu 12/11, 7 PM, Hunt Choral Room, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7240.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs with the Elgin Community College Concert Choir under the direction of John G. Slawson. Mon 12/8, 7:30 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

BURGESS GARDNER, ERIC THOMAS Mon 12/8, 7 PM, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Sun 12/14, noon-3 PM, Gethsemane Garden Center, 5801 N. Clark. 773-878-5915.

KEN KILIAN SAXTET performs at the Mistletoe Ball and benefit for the Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society and History Museum. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Turner Hall, 115 S. Bench, Galena. 815-777-9129.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs under the direction of Doug Bratt. Sun 12/14, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ BAND performs under the direction of Theresa Lams; free concert. Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Footlik Theater, Oakton Community College, 1600 Golf, Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

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.

JOANIE PALLATTO, BOBBY LEWIS Sat 12/13, 3 PM, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main, Downers Grove. 630-968-6231.

DUKE PAYNE & KEN CHANEY with Frank Russell & Charles Heath; benefit concert. Second Sunday of every month, 4 PM, Love Foundation, 553 E. 75th. 773-846-2566.

KELLI RICH Sat 12/6 and Sat 12/13, 8 and 9:30 PM, Some Like It Black, 4500 S. Michigan. 773-374-2660.

TAO SU Free in-store performance. Fri 12/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

TRI-DIM Free concert. Sat 12/13, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BOBBI WILSYN & ORBERT DAVIS Wed 12/10, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/5, 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 12/6, 9:30 PM, Jeannie Lambert Quartet. 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 12/9, 5:30 PM, Ron Friedman 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 12/12, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 12/13, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 12/5, Paul Abella Jazz Fusion. 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 12/7, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, Carlos Cannon. Sun 12/7 and Mon 12/8, Detour. Tue 12/9 through Sat 12/13, Bobby Lewis. Sun 12/14, Detour. 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.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 8 PM, Shara. 312-243-1699.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 12/13, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Frank D'Rone Trio. 773-435-0130.

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

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 12/5, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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

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

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

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

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/5, Fractured Flag. Fri 12/12, Alan Kushan, Guillermo Greggorio, Nicole Mitchell, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang. Sat 12/13, David Stackenas, Ingar Zach, Hakon Kornstad. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 12/6, 9 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Sun 12/7, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Sun 12/14, 6 PM, Judy Roberts. 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 Wednesdays, 8:30 PM Thurdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 12/5, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 12/6 and Sat 12/13, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 12/11, Dan Meyers. Fri 12/12, Greg Vasquez Duo. 847-969-9900.

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

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. 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.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 4 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Tue 12/9, 9:30 PM, Triage. Wed 12/10, 9:30 PM, Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit. 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 12/7, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Sun 12/14, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 12/8, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 12/5, 7 PM, Upbeat Trio with Mike Cassio. Sat 12/6, 7 PM, Vincent Allen Howell; 11 PM, David Basse. 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 12/5, 9:30 PM, David Basse & City Light with Bill Goodwin. Sun 12/7, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 12/11, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). Fri 12/12, 9:30 PM, Detour. 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 12/5, 5-8 PM, Jonathan Mastro, Ben Rudolph; Fri 12/5, 9 PM, and Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Jim Trompeter Quartet with John Swana. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Pong Unit performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 12/10, 9 PM, Guitar Madness (benefit for Toys for Tots). Fri 12/12, 9 PM, and Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Paul Wertico Trio. Sun 12/14, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Fri 12/12, 9 PM, Ed Wilkerson Jr. Ensemble performs the work-in-progress Harold in Chicago. Sat 12/13, 7 PM, Michael Zerang & friends with Alan Kushan perform Ecstatic Dissent. Sun 12/14, 7:30 PM, Jim Baker performs the work-in-progress Approximation and Compliance. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/5, Blue Line Quintet. 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 12/7, 9:30 PM, Ryan Shultz Trio (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 12/5 through Sun 12/7, Danilo Perez Trio. Tue 12/9 through Sun 12/14, Dave Holland 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. 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. Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 12/12, Jade Maze Quartet. 773-348-7592.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Second Monday of every month, 8 PM, and Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 773-989-5674.

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

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fri 12/5, 9 PM, Econosize. 773-728-2663.

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: Second Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, T-Monique 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: Fri 12/5, 9 PM, Zen Seat. Wed 12/10, 7 PM, WesBound Trane. Fri 12/12, 9 PM, BMR4. 630-446-4001.

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

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

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

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 12/10, Rendon & Lewis Trio. 630-688-8866.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Healing Force with Billy Brimfield, Avreeayl Ra, Derek Polk. 773-743-3355.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Thu 12/11, 6:30 PM, Meta-Stable Zoo. 773-235-2757.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Sundays, 7 PM, Gina Gibson with Wallace Burton & Bill Yancey. 773-775-7525.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Fri 12/5 and Fri 12/12, 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. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, and Wednesdays, 7 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, Brian Patti Orchestra with Greta Pope. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Wed 12/10, BMR4. 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. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 12/5, 6 PM, Yoko Noge (no cover); 9 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 12/6, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Sun 12/7, 8 PM, Joe Hurt Group (reservations required). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Trio (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble & JoAnn Daugherty. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan. Thursdays, Frank Russell Trio. Fri 12/12, 6 PM, Yoko Noge (no cover); 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Nicole Kestler Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 12/9, 9:30 PM, Grant Strombeck & Carl Leukaufe with Dan Shapera & Jordan Baskin. Wed 12/10, Zaragoza Quartet. 773-276-9730.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 12/11, 9 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective. 312-492-6100.

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

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 12/13, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Tue 12/9, Elaine Dame Trio. Sun 12/14, Elaine Dame Duo. 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 12/13, 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. Thu 12/11, 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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/13, Greg Davis, Christopher Willits. 773-862-3616.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Six-Piece Orchestra. Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Trio. 312-226-4300.

TROPICAL DEN 7209 S. Exchange: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by George Freeman. 773-978-2341.

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

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston. Thursdays, 1 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 12/5, Corey Wilkes & Gettin' Funk'd Up. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. 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

HOLY GOAT ENSEMBLE, YVES FRANCOIS ET ROCAMBU JAZZ, WAA NGUEWEL & MINIANKA AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE ENSEMBLE & others perform at a benefit for Morikeba Kouyate. Sun 12/7, 3-6 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LIRA ENSEMBLE in its annual Polish-American Christmas Gala. Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Oak Park & River Forest High School, 201 Scoville, Oak Park. 773-508-7040.

PAN-AFRICAN CARNIVAL with Samba 1 Dance Group and the West Indian Folk Dance Company perform at "AfroFolk Live" (preceded by a Brazilian dance workshop at 6 PM); free admission. Sat 12/6, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

PANORAMIC with Liam Teague perform at "AfroFolk Live"; free admission. Wed 12/10, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ARTURO SANDOVAL, JON SECADA, JACI VELASQUEZ Holiday concert. Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

TIBETAN ALLIANCE OF CHICAGO with members of the Tibetan community perform music and dance at a commemoration of the 1989 awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Dalai Lama. Fri 12/12, 6:30 PM, Flatfile Galleries, 118 N. Peoria. 773-275-7454.

International

Clubs

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 12/12, DJ Pingui. 847-717-6759.

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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Thu 12/11, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Orquesta Ranura. 773-525-7313.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 12/13, 9 PM, Ajoite. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 12/5, 9:30 PM, Ely Guerra, Juana Molina (see Critic's Choice), DJ God Is My Name. Thu 12/11, 8 PM, Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company with guitarist Roberto Castellon and singer Curro Cueto. Sat 12/13, 10:30 PM, Angel Melendez & Angelle. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/6, Rembetika. Wednesdays, Carlos Ortega Trio. Sat 12/13, Carlos Ortega, Zach Brock, Dan Abu-Absi, Katerina. 773-348-7592.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 12/6, 10 PM, Hip Fetish. 708-366-8073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/5, Havana. Thu 12/11, Conjunto. 773-276-9730.

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

Classical

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR, BRASS ENSEMBLE & PHILHARMONIA in a Festival of Lessons and Carols (Monteverdi, Whitacre & others). Sun 12/7, 11 AM (with "prelude music" at 10:35 AM), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert. Sat 12/13, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

AULOS ENSEMBLE with soprano Julianne Baird (Bach, Vivaldi, Corrette, Scarlatti, traditional). Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts a holiday concert (Bizet, Howells, Barber, Part, Zielenski & others). Fri 12/12, 8 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. Sat 12/13, 7:30 PM, St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Road, Lisle. Sun 12/14, 7:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0732.

JULIA BENTLEY & DEBORAH SOBOL mezzo-soprano & piano, in a free concert (Hindemith, Das Marienleben). Sun 12/7, 4 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

REBECCA BROWN guitar, with the Gioco String Quartet in a free concert. Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Petty Auditorium, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-324-3126.

VIOLIN STUDENTS OF PAMELA BUBLITZ-SNIDER in a studio recital (Vivaldi, Paganini, Bach, Handel, traditional). Fri 12/5, 7 PM, CountrySide Care Center, 2330 W. Galena, Aurora. 630-858-8803.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 12/10, 7-9 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CANADIAN BRASS Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

CHANCEL BELLRINGERS Carolyn McBurney conducts a free holiday concert. Sun 12/14, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA in a holiday concert (Barber, Poulenc, Moore, Applebaum, Rogers, Miller, Clemens, Lindberg, Busto, Oweggi, Jennings). Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center, Naperville. Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 12/14, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA William Katz conducts a holiday concert (Tchaikovsky & others). Wed 12/10, noon, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050. Wed 12/10, 6:15 PM, Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth. 312-554-2081.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND John DeSalme conducts a holiday concert (Tchaikovsky & others). Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 847-577-7468 or 708-974-5500.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with soprano Valdine Anderson (Varese, Carter, Webern, Birtwistle). Sun 12/14, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-629-8696.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR in a holiday concert (Bach & others). Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-629-8696.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS WIND ENSEMBLE Stephen Squires conducts a free concert (Mussorgsky, Welcher, Murray, Gillingham). Tue 12/9, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS WOMEN'S CHORUS Anne Heider, conductor (Beach, Silva, Lassus, Brahms). Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO MASTER SINGERS with string players from the the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra in a program of traditional Christmas carols. Fri 12/12 and Sat 12/13, 8 PM, and Sun 12/14, 7 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan, Techny. 877-825-5267.

CHICAGO MASTER SINGERS CHORALE in a holiday concert. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, St. Anne Catholic Community, 319 E. Franklin. Sun 12/7, 7 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. 877-825-5267.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Leslie Dunner conducts a holiday concert (Bizet, Humperdinck, Herbert, Vaughan Williams, Anderson, Ellington/Strayhorn). Sat 12/6, 11:30 AM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 12/5, 8 PM, and Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor (Bartok, Ligeti, Messiaen, Ravel). Thu 12/11 through Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, tenor Matthew Polenzani, bass Robert Holl & the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Berlioz, Romeo and Juliet). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH CONCERT ORCHESTRA Terrance Gray, conductor, with flutist Kristen Predl in a free concert (Humperdinck, Williams, Mozart, Dvorak). Wed 12/10, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-939-2207, ext. 29, or 312-744-6630.

CHICAGOLAND POPS ORCHESTRA Lloyd S. Butler conducts a Christmas concert featuring the Lakeside Singers. Sun 12/14, 3 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-825-7677 or 312-559-1212.

CHOIR & ORCHESTRA OF ST. CLEMENT CHURCH Randall Swanson conducts a period-instruments performance of Handel's Messiah. Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, and Sun 12/7, 4 PM, St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming. 773-281-0371.

CHOIR & ORCHESTRA OF ST. CLEMENT CHURCH Randall Swanson conducts a shortened performance of Handel's Messiah for children & families. Sun 12/7, 2 PM, St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming. 773-281-0371.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Pierre Boulez, conductor (Ravel, Berlioz). Free admission; advance tickets required. Mon 12/8, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY CHOIRS & WIND ENSEMBLE in a holiday concert. Sun 12/7, 4 PM, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CORIOLIS chamber choir in a holiday concert (Poulenc, Sweelinck, Applebaum & others). Sun 12/7, 4 PM, St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St. Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-869-0223.

CURIE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT CHOIR in a free holiday concert. Mon 12/8, noon, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

EDGEWATER SINGERS Diane Aitken conducts a free holiday concert. Sat 12/13, 7:30 PM, Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. 773-561-4766.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONCERT BAND James Kull conducts a holiday concert (Tchaikovsky, Anderson & others). Wed 12/10, 7:30 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Kimberly Jones, vocal ensemble An Octave Above & the Elgin Children's Chorus in a holiday concert. Sat 12/13, 8 PM, and Sun 12/14, 2 and 5 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EMERITUS ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Puccini, Ravel, Tucker). Fri 12/12, 10 AM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 12/5, 12:10 PM, soprano Tina Beverly & pianist Alan Darling. Fri 12/12, 12:10 AM, flutist Hideko Amano & guitarist Brian Torosian. 312-787-4570.

MATTHEW HAGLE piano (Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann). Sun 12/7, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-905-1500.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with duo pianists Misha & Cipa Dichter in a family concert (Mozart, Haydn, Corelli, Turina). Sun 12/7, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 12/7, 3:30 PM, James Brian Smith (Bach, Buxtehude, Dupre, Daquin, Benton). Sun 12/14, 3:30 PM, Joseph Burgio (Clarembault, McGrath, Liszt). 312-664-6963.

NANCY HUMPHREY harpsichord, in an all-Bach program. Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

SHARON ISBIN guitar (Britten, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Duarte, Tan Dun). Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

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

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 12/5, Tue 12/9, and Fri 12/12, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with tenor Marcus Haddock & bass Samuel Ramey (Gounod, Faust). Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor John Treleaven, bass-baritone James Morris & soprano Jane Eaglen (Wagner, Siegfried). Sat 12/13, 7:30 PM, Emmanuel Villaume, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, tenor Jose Cura & baritone Jean-Philippe Lafont (Saint-Saens, Samson et Dalila). 312-332-2244.

METROPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with the Old St. Patrick's Holiday Choir in a Christmas concert. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-831-9355.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES in a free concert (Dvorak, Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Bizet, Stravinsky). Sun 12/7, 2 PM, Midwest Young Artists, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS JUNIOR CHORALE & SYMPHONY, READING, CADET & PREP ORCHESTRAS Pat Pearson & Allan Dennis, conductors (Beethoven & others). Sat 12/13, 3 and 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-926-9898.

MEMBERS OF THE MORTON COLLEGE CHORUS & SINGERS in a free Christmas concert. Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE Daniel Wallenberg conducts a holiday concert (Bach, Charpentier, Tucker). Sun 12/14, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler, conductor (Holst, Haydn, Beethoven, Bruckner, Applebaum). Fri 12/12, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS Lee R. Kesselman conducts a children's holiday program. Sat 12/13, 1 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS Lee R. Kesselman, conductor, with harpist Steve Hartman, flutist Donna Milanovich & the Robert Shaw Chorale in a Christmas concert. Sun 12/14, 4 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, WOMEN'S CHORUS, CHAMBER SINGERS & BRASS ENSEMBLE in a Christmas concert (Mozart, Rutter, Handel). Sat 12/6 and Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor, with orchestra in a holiday concert (Britten, Thompson, Tate & others). Sun 12/7, 2:30 PM, Faith, Hope & Charity Parish Church, 191 Linden, Winnetka. 847-272-2351.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Richard Fischer, conductor. Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton & Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-825-2982, 847-824-7321, or 847-824-2591.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY CHORUS Nancy Menk conducts a holiday program. Thu 12/11, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY FOR WINDS & VOICES Stephen Alltop & Ryan Nelson, conductors (Bach, Nelson, Hesketh, Anderson). Fri 12/5, 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 & CHORAL ENSEMBLES Robert A. Harris & Judith Willoughby conduct a Christmas concert (Respighi, Honneger). Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, and Sun 12/7, 3 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 12/7, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591.

ORION ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Lutoslawski, Schumann, Muczynski). Mon 12/8, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

PHOENIX CAMERATA in a program of Renaissance-era Christmas music. Sun 12/14, 4 PM, Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents, 425 Illinois, Hoffman Estates. 847-885-7900.

PRESSENDA TRIO (Handel-Halvorsen, Ravel, Mendelssohn). Sun 12/14, 2 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Copland, Offenbach, Borodin, Sviridov, Anderson & others). Sun 12/14, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with soprano Ellen Hargis & harpsichordist David Schrader in a holiday concert (Bach, Falla). Sun 12/7, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. Mon 12/8, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-360-3145.

ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts an Advent Vespers service. Sun 12/7, 5 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

ST. JULIANA SCHOOL HANDBELL CHOIR in a free holiday concert. Fri 12/5, noon, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Bach, Albeniz, Debussy). Fri 12/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Matthew Wolka conducts the St. Benedict Festival Orchestra & Chorus. Fri 12/5, 8 PM, and Sun 12/7, 3 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-588-6484, ext. 203.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Sat 12/6, 7 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Sasha Gerritson Brauer, conductor, with the Park Ridge Community Church Chancel Choir & members of L'Opera Piccola. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 312-560-1072.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Williard Thomen, conductor. Sun 12/7, 4 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center, Naperville. 630-355-1483.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Thomas Weyland conducts the Orchestra of St. Vincent's with sopranos Aruna Serbanescu & Kathryn Cunningham, tenor Paul Wood & bass Rodney Stapleton. Sat 12/13, 2 PM, St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter. 847-895-2608.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Barbara Schubert conducts the DuPage Symphony Orchestra with soprano Linda Ogden Hagen, alto Buffy Baggott, tenor Harold Brock & bass Jeffrey Ray. Sun 12/14, 3 PM, Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Michael Poulos conducts the North Suburban Symphony. Sun 12/14, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

ALEX SLOBODYANYK piano (Chopin, Haydn, Skoryk, Tchaikovsky). Sun 12/7, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE CHORALE, VOICES & SYMPHONIC BAND with others in a free holiday concert. Fri 12/12, 7:30 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE VOICES, JAZZ COMBO & CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Wed 12/10, 7:30 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND in a holiday concert. Sat 12/13, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Linda Gervain & Alice Maguire, conductors, with the Music Ministry & Children's Spirit Choir of St. Linus Church & the Oak Lawn Park District Voices of the Valley in a Christmas concert (Vivaldi, Handel & others). Sun 12/14, 4 PM, St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler, Oak Lawn. 708-802-0686.

ANDREW KOHJI TAYLOR & TIMOTHY BOZARTH violin & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bennet, Faure). Wed 12/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

THORNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL CHORALE & CONCERT BAND with the South Suburban College Voices. Tue 12/9, 7:30 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHORUS Randi Von Ellefson, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, alto Roger Pines, tenor Calland Metts & baritone Peter Van De Graaff (Handel, Messiah). Fri 12/5, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd conducts a free holiday concert (Praetorius, Rutter, Nelson, Reed, Gabrieli, Ticheli, traditional). Sat 12/6, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 312-996-8746.

WAUKEGAN CONCERT CHORUS Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, St. Anastasia Church, 624 Douglas, Waukegan. 847-263-4386.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with the Agape Ringers handbell ensemble (Tchaikovsky, traditional & others). Sun 12/7, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Hinsdale Central High School Auditorium, 55th & Grant, Hinsdale. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONSERVATORY MUSIC ENSEMBLES in their annual Christmas Festival concert. Fri 12/5 and Sat 12/6, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE SUZUKI STRINGS in a free Christmas concert. Sat 12/13, 10 AM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5567.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Paul Nicholson conducts a program of traditional carols. Sun 12/14, 3 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

WRIGHT COLLEGE CHORUS in a free concert. Mon 12/8, 7 PM, Events Building, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8535.

YOUNG NAPERVILLE SINGERS in holiday concerts (Boyce, Brahms, Brunner, Hairston & others). Sun 12/14, 2:30 and 5 PM, Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th, Naperville. 630-369-9679.

YOUTH SYMPHONY OF DUPAGE in a free concert. Sun 12/7, 4 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-932-7927.

Miscellaneous

ALL VILLAGE SINGERS Holiday concert; free admission. Sun 12/14, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood. 847-677-5277.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE STEEL BAND under the direction of Steve Butters. Sun 12/14, 3 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ENLACE PARTNERSHIP'S STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM TALENT SHOW Local elementary, high school, and college students perform at a benefit for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for Hispanic Higher Education. Sat 12/6, 6 PM, Alumni Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4739.

GERMAN AMERICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sat 12/6, 1:30 PM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

HARDART GROOP performs music by George Crumb, Mary King, and John Elmquist, with performance artist M.K. Victorson; free admission. Mon 12/8, 7:33 PM, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster. 773-275-6492.

JOHNSE HOLT, LLOYD BRODNAX KING Free performance as part of the Illegitimate Arts Festival. Fri 12/12, 8 PM, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, 3340 N. Clark. 773-529-4458.

KIDS FARE Children's concert and discussion on the theme "Story Time: Tales in Music and Art." Sat 12/6, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LAKESIDE PRIDE CONCERT BAND performs at the Dance-Along Nutcracker (early show encourages attendance by children; free admission for both performances). Sun 12/7, 3 and 7 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LAKESIDE SINGERS Holiday concert. Mon 12/8, 7:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

DIDIER & JANE LEPAUW Fri 12/5, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

MELODEERS, WAYNE MESSMER, ADLAI STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CHORUS Sun 12/7, 3 PM, Stevenson High School West Auditorium, 2 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. 847-634-4000, ext. 1882.

MUSIC IS GOOD FOR KIDS Children's program of international and cross-cultural music presented by the club Martyrs'. Sat 12/6, noon and 1 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NAHUI-OLLIN CEREMONIAL DANCERS OF MEXICO perform at a tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe; free admission. Fri 12/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RANDOM RINGERS Free performance. Mon 12/8, 7 PM, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 Roselle, Schaumburg. 847-923-3349.

ROVING CAROLERS: VOICES TO GO perform throughout the building. Sat 12/6, 11 AM-2 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SCRIBBLEMONSTER & HIS PALS Children's show. Sun 12/14, 4 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. 773-525-2508.

SWEDISH CHILDREN'S CLUB performs at the annual St. Lucia concert. Sat 12/6, 7 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-282-9423.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 12/5, McDade Elementray School Choir, Band, and String Ensemble. Mon 12/8, Panther Choir of James Hart School. Tue 12/9, Broadway Bound Dance Company. Wed 12/10, Lane Technical High School Show Choir. Fri 12/12, Saint Lucia Swedish Queen of Light Ceremony and Performing Arts Program. 312-346-3278.

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