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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ALUMINUM GROUP Free in-store performance. Fri 12/19, 7 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

BETTER BOYFRIENDS perform "Christmas With Zardoz," with the Merry Dials. Fri 12/19, 9:30 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

BEYONCE, BOW WOW, DA BAND, MURPHY LEE & ST. LUNATICS, MONICA, TWISTA See Critic's Choice. Fri 12/19, 6:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

GLEN CAMPBELL with Debby Campbell; see Critic's Choice. Sat 12/20, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

MARGARET CARLSON, CHAVANDUKA, KWAME STEVE COBB, KIMBERLY JONES, CORNELIUS JONES perform at "Peaceable Kingdom," with the Yellow River Dance and Performance Arts Company; free admission. Sat 12/27, noon-3 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

ARI CRUZ Free in-store performance. Sat 12/20, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, CORNMEAL 18 & over. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DJS TOUCHMASTER INFINITI, JESSICA HOPPER, BEN FASMAN & MISS MONEYPENNY spin at a benefit for the DJ/electronica program of the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls; see Post No Bills. Sat 12/20, 10 PM, Highschool, 1542 N. Milwaukee (third floor). 773-292-9255.

EVèN SH'SIYAH Sat 12/20, 7:30 PM, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303 Dodge, Evanston. 773-550-1543 or 847-328-7678.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL performs with Omar & Vicoy Bautista and spoken-word artist Kay Barrett. See Critic's Choice. Fri 12/19, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HARBOR LIGHTS Free in-store performance. Sat 12/27, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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.

HELLO DAVE, BRIAN VANDER ARK, ARTHUR LEE 18 & over. Sat 12/27, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

KEM Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

KAREN MASON Free in-store performance. Sat 12/20, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

NAN MASON Free concert. Fri 12/19, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

DAVE MATTHEWS & FRIENDS, EMMYLOU HARRIS Sold out. Mon 12/22, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

NATIVE PSALMS OF CHICAGO: LOCAL ARTISTS UNBOTTLED Free in-store performance. Sat 12/20, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

MARILYN PRICE Sat 12/27, 11 AM and 1:30 PM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

PETER SALTZMAN Free in-store performance. Sun 12/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performances. Fri 12/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ARAM SHELTON, BENJAMIN BALCOM, NATHANIEL JAMES Sun 12/21, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

PAM STERN Free in-store performance. Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LAURIE SUCHER, JIM COX, MANGURTEN perform at a Hanukkah celebration; free admission. Fri 12/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANDY WILLIAMS Christmas concert. Sat 12/20, 3 and 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). Fri 12/19, 10 PM, Los Straitjackets (see Spot Check), World Famous Pontani Sisters, Legendary Shack Shakers. Sat 12/20, 10 PM, U.S. Maple (see Critic's Choice), Cheer-Accident, Rope. Sun 12/21, 7 PM, Flood Ritual, Black Box, Dumpstar. Mon 12/22, 9 PM, Split Lip Rayfield, Slick 57. Fri 12/26, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Frank Catalano, Cameron McGill. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, A Villain's Theory, Piel Plastica, Herbert Wiser Band, Electric Catfish. 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 and 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 12/20, Herb Kent hosts the V103 steppers' ball. 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 12/19, Felonious Funk, Stab Atlas. Sat 12/20, Commodes, Monkey Monkey Monkey. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. 773-395-3002.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 12/19, Woolworthy, Suffrajett (see Spot Check), Skid Marks, Assembly. Sat 12/20, Ryan See, Chickenwire, Outnumbered, Northside. Sun 12/21, Lights Over Bridgeport, Stereo South, Outfit. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 12/23, Something Strange, KK. Fri 12/26, Blackmaker, American Cosmonaut. Sat 12/27, live karaoke. 773-281-4444.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 12/19, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sat 12/20, 7 PM, and Sat 12/27, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mon 12/22, 8 PM, Bob Solone. 773-435-0130.

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 12/20, 9 PM-1 AM, Gail Becker. Sat 12/27, 9 PM-1 AM, MaryMonica Thomas. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 12/19, 8 PM, MirrorAmerica, Treatment, Chris Fuller. Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Sol Reys, Diplomats of Solid Sound. Sun 12/21, 5 PM, Eclectics, Know Hows, Enemigos de Paquita, DJ Chuck Wren, DJ Superkid (all-ages). Fri 12/26, 8 PM, Shot Baker, Big Big Shoulders, Vortis. Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Kongfuzi. Sun 12/28, 8 PM, Cased, Dirtbox Racers, Open-Heart Surgery. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/19, Dorian Taj. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Fareed Haque Group. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 12/19, Steve Roth. Sun 12/21 and Sun 12/28, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 12/26, Hammers & Adams. 847-550-1127.

BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJ Sandy spins local rock and punk (local bands may bring CDs). Tuesdays, DJ Bridget hosts karaoke. 773-394-9898.

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 12/19, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 12/20, Dan Kahn Band. Mon 12/22, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Fri 12/26, Tumbleweed. Sat 12/27, Casey McDonough. 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 12/19, Lush Budgett. Fri 12/26, All Hat No Cattle. Sat 12/27, Hushpuppies. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 12/19, 10 PM, Mud City Manglers (see Spot Check), Dutchmen, Tall Dark Stranger. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 12/19, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 12/20, 9 PM, Twist & Shout (Beatles tribute). 847-647-8282.

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

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

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. Fri 12/19, Don Hedeker, Joe Wislar. Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. Thu 12/25, Mike Rytie. 773-489-0379.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 10 PM, Big Sug hosts an open mike. 312-341-9787.

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

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 12/19, 9 PM, Monster Trux, Gelheads, Sister Child, Team Rockit (benefit for Juvenile Diabetes research). Sat 12/20, 10 PM, Peek-a-Boo Revue, Julian's Ride. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Simmering. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/19, Friction. Sat 12/20, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 12/26, Deja Vu. Sat 12/27, DJ Russ. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Sun 12/21, 7 PM, and Mon 12/22, 8 PM, Karen Mason performs "Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!" Fri 12/19, 10:30 PM, Foiled Again Trio. 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 12/21, DJ Kenny Schurnstein. Mon 12/22, DJ Greg spins punk. Tue 12/23, DJ Delphine spins punk. Wed 12/24, Joe Camarillo spins country & western. Thu 12/25, DJ Alex. Sun 12/28, Mike Miller. 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 12/19, 9 PM, Drawing a Blank, Unibrow, Superbig, Ratbag Hero. Sat 12/20, 9 PM, Smoke Off Vinyl, Pulse, Malpractice Ltd., Burn Rome Burn. Tue 12/23, 9 PM, Barron James Band, Band Called Pharisee, Temple of Low Men, Dirty Blue. Fri 12/26, 9 PM, Ricky Canning Band, First Name Basis, Quilts, Waste, Ataba. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Segway, Roscoe Plush, Soulfix, Karma Tease, Javier Mendoza. 773-489-3160.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/19, Barfunk, Carnies. Sat 12/20, Hans & the Hormones. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 12/25, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Fri 12/26, Wojdyla. Sat 12/27, Friction. 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 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 12/19, Bottle of Justus. Sat 12/20, Lounge Puppets, Remedy. Sun 12/21 through Tue 12/23, DJs spin. Thu 12/25, Catfight. Fri 12/26, Fabulous Janes, Infinity. Sat 12/27, Hairbanger's Ball. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 12/20, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Pilot. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/19, Pat DiNizio, Al Weber, Matt Hoffer. Sat 12/20, Daily Bridge Club, All Fours, Contriband, Singular Fashion. Sundays, Sumo, Deuce. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 12/23, Inchworm, Free Wheels, Sequoia. Fri 12/26, Mike Gallagher Band, Chinchilla Fury, Dylan Laing, Hilary Scott. Sat 12/27, Bizarro, Arbo, Smoke Off Vinyl, Shooting Blanks. Sun 12/28, Gayle Ritt. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 12/19, 10 PM, National Trust, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, DJ Supreme Court. Sat 12/20, 10 PM, Yakuza, Dave Rempis & Tim Daisy, Buried at Sea. Sun 12/21, 8 PM, Kenny Kash, Swing, Thirsty Cambodians, DJ Geno, DJ Flash G. Mon 12/22, 9:30 PM, Exercise Tiger, DJ Damon Locks, DJ Jacob Ross perform, preceded by a screening of the film The Undergrad at 7 PM. Fri 12/26, 10 PM, Azita. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Evil Beaver, Sybris, Bloody Hollies. Sun 12/28, 10 PM, Urbanized Music, Lyrisis, Profound, LT Dilla, DJ Journey (benefit for the Chicago Hip-Hop Initiative). 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/20, Pesz & the Dispensers. Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike. Sat 12/27, Minus One. 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 12/19, Dub Dis. Sat 12/20, Flex Crew. Sun 12/21 and Fri 12/26, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 12/24, Rasta Kelly. Thu 12/25, Hydro. 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.

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 12/19, Fairlanes. Sat 12/20, Howard & the White Boys. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 12/27, Kato the Houseboy. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 12/19, Lakefront. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Scarecrow Garden, Something Ordinary. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fri 12/19, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays and Fri 12/26, 9:30 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 12/19, 8 PM, Sweet Cobra, HeWhoCorrupts, Gasoline Fight, Breather Resist, Russian. Sat 12/20, 5 PM, Himsa (see Spot Check), Freya, Black Dahlia Murder, Three Inches of Blood; 9 PM, Stare, Disengage, Amps to Eleven. Sun 12/21, 5 PM, Dead Steel Mill; 9 PM, Qui, Inshi, Hospital. Tue 12/23, 8 PM, I Love Rich, Mashers, Phenoms. Fri 12/26, 6 PM, Attractive Female Twins, Racecar Melody, Story of Everest, Best Days Behind; 10 PM, Go Go Attack Attack, American Draft, Billy Chow. Sat 12/27, 5 PM, Modern Life Is War, Killer, Suicide Note, Bled for Days; 10 PM, Millimeters Mercury, Unique Chique, Pleyel. Sun 12/28, 5 PM, Ryan's Hope, Down in Front, Kid Presentable, Evil Us's, Ascending/Descending. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 12/20, 9:30 PM, Los Straitjackets (see Spot Check), World Famous Pontani Sisters, Legendary Shack Shakers. Tue 12/23, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 12/26, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 12/27, 9 PM, Off Broadway, Belvederes, Subversives. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 12/19, 9 PM, Spism Drums & Bass. Saturdays, 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 12/19, Shards. Sat 12/20, Sleepyhead, Josh Stiver. Fri 12/26, Sharks. Sat 12/27, Haegar's Bend. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 12/19, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Fri 12/26, 9:30 PM, Magpie. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 12/19, Mythic Figs (Todd Kelley memorial concert). Sat 12/20, Fred & friends. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 12/20, 9 PM, John Vinopal. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 12/19, 7:30 PM, Pamela Sue Fox & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Ginger Tam & Chuck Larkin. Sat 12/20, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Sun 12/21, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Mon 12/22, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 12/23, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 12/24, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Thu 12/25, 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 12/26, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Ginger Tam & Chuck Larkin. Sat 12/27, 7:30 PM, Carla Gordon & Jim Cebastien; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 12/28, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 12/19, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Sat 12/20, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Sun 12/21 and Sun 12/28, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 12/22, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Tony Andriacchi & Beckie Menzie. Tue 12/23, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 12/24, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Thu 12/25, 9 PM, Pamela Sue Fox & Dan Stetzel. Fri 12/26, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Sharon Carlson. 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.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 12/21, 7 PM, Futz performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9 PM, Speargrass with Bobby Georges. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/19, Lying in States, Quasar Wut Wut, Devin Davis. Sat 12/20, Dead Horse Hill, Thin Man, Fissure. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/19, 9 PM, Amelia Royko. Sat 12/20, 9:30 PM, Teresa Long Experience. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 12/19, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners; 10 PM, Pearly Sweets. Sat 12/20, 9 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Illinois First (benefit for Bike Winter). Sat 12/27, 9:30 PM, Tilda Tora; 11 PM, DJ John Ciba. 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: Tue 12/23, 9:30 PM, Hermit hosts "Strange Brew," with Eye Spy, Almost Rosario, Lune Blues Machine, Dynamic Vibrations & others. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 PM. Tue 12/23, Doctor Bonobo, Seth Gershberg & Byron Durham, Richard Syska. Thursdays, open mike. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, 8:30 PM, Michael Schenker Group, George Lynch, Enuff Z'nuff (12/19 sold out; 12/20 with Adler's Appetite). Fri 12/26, 5:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Starstruck, Much the Same, One Life (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Empyrean (18 & over). Sat 12/27, 6:15 PM, Kill Hannah, Revis, Tommie Sunshine (all-ages). Sun 12/28, 6:15 PM, Mushroomhead, Dope, Burning Down (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 12/19, Mahp. 312-245-0333.

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

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 12/21, 9:30 PM, Guy Grace. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Sun 12/28, 9:30 PM, Tristan Lucas. 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 MARCHETTI'S RISTORANTE 825 W. Erie: Sat 12/20, 9 PM, Kelly Steward. 312-421-0022.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 12/19, 17th Floor, Members Only. Sat 12/20, Leonard Brothers, Gina Gonzales. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, Larry Hinds hosts the "Sixties Sunday Brunch." Sat 12/27, Michele Van Note & Freddie Allen. 773-348-7592.

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

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Sundays, DJ Mach 1. Wednesdays, Janelle's Three, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-2583.

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old-school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sat 12/20, 9 PM, Quarterturn, MJ & the Talent Show Band. 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 12/19, 10 PM, Luxury Pushers, Love Dictators, Fancy Lads. Sat 12/20, 9 PM, Joint Chiefs, the Industry, Century Rocket Building, Madahari. Tue 12/23, 9 PM, Best Days Behind, Bound to Change. 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 12/19, 9 PM, Stone Puppet, Signified Sound System, Pancho Sancho. Sat 12/20, 10 PM, JT & the Clouds, Beatnik Turtle. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Saps, Harmony Riley, KB. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 12/19, 10 PM, Dwele, Slum Village, Molemen (18 & over). Sat 12/20, 6:30 PM, the Dog and Everything, Saraphine, Until Sundown, Triptii (all-ages). Sun 12/21, 6 PM, Murder by Death (see Critic's Choice), Troubled Hubble, Like Young, The Show Is the Rainbow (all-ages). Fri 12/26, 5:30 PM, Macabre, Usurper, Diabolic, Inflict, Orion Nine (all-ages). Sat 12/27, 6:30 PM, Liftpoint, Ditchwater, A.D.D., Infrared (all-ages). Sun 12/28, 6:30 PM, Rule 22, Sleepaway Camp, Extra Credit Assignment, 1908, Daedalus (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 12/20, 10 PM, Matt Scharpf. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 12/26, 8 PM, Joe Cantafio & friends (benefit for Gary Olson Scholarship Fund). Sat 12/27, 10 PM, the What. 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.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: BYOB restaurant with music at 7 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays. Fri 12/19, DJ White Russian. Sat 12/20, Evil Vince. Sat 12/27, DJ V. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Sat 12/20, Mike Beck Group. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 12/20, Rick Ardisano (Elvis tribute). Fri 12/26, B-Cuz. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/19, Dirtbikes, Plods. Sat 12/20, Los Gatos Diablos, Stiffs, Matt Muthafucker Tyner. 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: 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.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 12/19, 10 PM, Downtown Tripper Mind, Barron James Band, Paper Tree, Van Allen Belt. Sat 12/20, 10 PM, Y-N-R, Triple 3, Nameless Entertainment, Wicket. Sundays, 11 PM, Sunn0))). Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad, Tony Mojica (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Reggaeton. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 12/19, 6 PM, Nonpoint, Fractured, ODM, Under My Skin, Inept, Tides of Mars (all-ages). Sat 12/20, 5 PM, Blage, Standing 8, Tribal Scar, Else, Tenshun (all-ages); 9 PM, Inzane, Rigid. Sat 12/27, 5 PM, Fleshgrind, Incarnate, Anal Blast, Decadent, Envy the Dead (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irene. Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

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

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 12/19, 7 PM, Dust for Life. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/19, Specs, Matt Messiah. Sat 12/20, Julian's Ride. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Sat 12/27, Crackpot. Sun 12/28, JC3. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 12/20, Roma (no cover). 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 12/19, Johnny Star & the Meteors. Sat 12/20, 7 Deez. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 12/20, Drive, Dirty Love, Heartbreak Speed. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). 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.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/19, Humpback Wail. Sat 12/20, Machete Monks, Aberrant. Fri 12/26, Stevie Starlite. Sat 12/27, War Pigs (Black Sabbath tribute), Jam Hammer'd. Sun 12/28, Smak, Lori Wyatt Band. 630-543-3101.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 12/19, 7:30 PM, Vic Chesnutt (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, Reputation, New Constitution, Runner & the Thermodynamics. Sat 12/20, 7:30 PM, Eef Barzelay (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Katie Todd Band, Michelle Anthony. Sun 12/21, 7 PM, Mer, Pomeroy, Dave Tamkin Trio (all-ages). Mon 12/22, 9 PM, Album Leaf, Pele (see Spot Check), Via Satellite. Tue 12/23, 8 PM, Nicholas Markos (seventh annual Christmas revue). Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Waco Brothers (12/26 with Crime & Judy; 12/27 with Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon). Sun 12/28, 7 PM, Oval Opus, Cardinal Direction, Andrew Fraker (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/19, Fabulous Janes. Sat 12/20, Libido Funk Circus. Fri 12/26, Smokin' Gunz, Off High Road. Sat 12/27, Rubber, Hardline. 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.

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

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. 773-373-2233.

ST. CHARLIES PUB 312 W. Main, Saint Charles: Music starts at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/20, Night Riders. 630-587-4251.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Sat 12/20, Bumpus, Mad Lab, Jerry DeVivo Band. Fri 12/26, Peel, Cost of Recess, Ella Music Group, John Wasem. Sat 12/27, Drapes, Waxwings, Audreys. 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 12/19, 8 PM, Debe Welch, Melissa Adams, Samantha Twigg Johnson, Alain DeCourtenay, Christopher Sullivan. Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Tony Piscotti, Marlee MacLeod, Ernie Hendrickson. Sun 12/21, 7 PM, Kate Morrissey, Victoria, Kellie Lin Knott, John Sabal. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Fri 12/26, 8 PM, Billy Bungeroth. Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Jeff Vezain, Tommi Zender, Justin Roberts, Mike Mangione. Sun 12/28, 7 PM, Brianna Lane, Julie Frost, Brother Sean. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 12/19, Radiant Darling. Sat 12/20, Roger Lump, Pete Shukoff. 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.

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. Wed 12/24, Afrodisiacs. 312-266-2114.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/19, Walkman Light, Three on the Tree, Roscoe Plush. Sat 12/20, Dayna Malow, Naked Mile. Sat 12/27, Hillbillies From Space, Urban Twang. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/19, Arra. Sat 12/20, Elite. Fri 12/26, Jimmy Kingsway, Five Year Jacket. Sat 12/27, JP & the Cats. 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 12/19, Universal Expression. Sat 12/20, Rico, Zapology. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 12/22, Trump Tight. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, Devon Brown (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 12/25, Indika. Fri 12/26, Gizzae. Sat 12/27, Carl Brown, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/19, Little Man, Memories, Bandages, Nolan. Sat 12/20, 10 PM, Unit, Jive Dharma. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Fri 12/26, Playback, Grand Machuda, Freaky Deaky. Sat 12/27, Lunar Breakdown, Bish, Interociter, Dark Green Bottles. 773-929-1300.

Dance

DJS TOUCHMASTER INFINITI, JESSICA HOPPER, BEN FASMAN & MISS MONEYPENNY spin at a benefit for the DJ/electronica program of the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls; see Post No Bills. Sat 12/20, 10 PM, Highschool, 1542 N. Milwaukee (third floor). 773-292-9255.

KEN WAGNER spins; free admission. Mon 12/22, 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. Sat 12/27, DJ Margaret Noble. 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. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Ralphi Rosario & Izzy spin disco. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. Last Sunday of every month, 3:01 AM, DJ Samnation & DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ PCS. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. 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. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, 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-2 AM, 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. Fridays, DJ Platinum, Yo Jimbo. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 12/19, DJ Frique, Victor R. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, Jordan Caine. Sun 12/21, 7 PM-4 AM, Lydia Primm, Ralphi Rosario, Greg Drescher (performances by Circuit Mom throughout the evening). Fri 12/26, Scumfrog, DJ Frique, Victor R. Sun 12/28, Manny Lehman, Greg Drescher. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin 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 12/22, BOB, DJ Krank, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 12/19, Zac Jones, Gene Compton, Bill Hardy spin underground house and nu jazz. Sat 12/20, Fathom DJ & DJ K spin house, classics, funk, and jazz. Sun 12/21, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Ethan. Mon 12/22, Fred & Clayton. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wed 12/24, DJ Benzo, Doc West, Rude One. Thursdays, DJ Devo & guests spin house, acid jazz, Brazilian lounge, jungle, dancehall, and Afrobeat. 773-276-1411.

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

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

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

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

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Holland, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory spins music of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

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

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.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thu 12/25, 10:30 PM, DJs spin at the annual Christmas Groove dance party (18 & over). Sat 12/27, 11:59 PM, DJ Chrismix, DJ Flow, DJ Skyy, DJ Shag, Kidd Ice, DJ Transit. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/26, Hi-Fi Lounge. 312-245-0333.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Mondays, DJ Rob Axis. 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 spins 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.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X. 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. Sat 12/20, midnight, DJ Trew, Verb, DJ Panacea. 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 & DJ Julius 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. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Peven Everett. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 12/19, Miles Maeda, Josh Werner. Sat 12/20, John Acquaviva. Sun 12/21 and Sun 12/28, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Fri 12/26, DJ Heather, J-Rod. Sat 12/27, Justin Long, Huggy, Mike Pugh. 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. 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. Sat 12/20, Chris Eterno, VJ Boom Boom. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (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). Sat 12/27, VJ Nikole. 773-327-7711.

SPOON 1240 N. Wells: Sat 12/20, 10 PM, DJ Madrid. 312-642-5522.

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. Fourth 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. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spin 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.

TINI MARTINI 2169 N. Milwaukee: Sat 12/20, 10 PM, DJ Margaret Noble. 312-269-2900.

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. 312-491-9729.

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

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 12/19, Psycho Bitch, DJ Mike Z., DJ Spin. Sat 12/20, Christopher Lawrence, Jonas Temple, Seneca, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies with guests. Mondays, John Curley, Jay Prasad. Wednesdays, Chris Gin, DJ Droopy & others spin at "Lunacy: The Dark Playground." Fri 12/26, Ryan Paradise, Chris May, Tobias, DJ Rockstar, Toula, DJ Brock, Tony Duffy, Nikki Starr spin at a "Synth City" party. Sat 12/27, Grayarea, Dan Efex, Chris Gin, Angelist. 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 12/19, Tim Shumaker, Pat Nice, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 12/26, Angel Alanis, Paul Anthony. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Sun 12/21, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Shawn Edwards, Brett Lee, Triple X, Johnny Quest, DJ Night, Larry Simon, DJ Limit, DJ Supreme. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

BOHOLA performs "Nollaig: A Celtic Celebration of Christmas." Sat 12/20, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ROSS CREAN Free in-store performance. Fri 12/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BETSY NESTLE Free in-store performance. Fri 12/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

OAK RIDGE BOYS Christmas concert. Sun 12/21, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 9 PM, Irish session with John Daley (no cover). 773-478-4408.

BALLYDOYLE 5120 Main, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Vernam Cipher (followed by an open stage). 630-969-0600.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 12/21, Cooper & Nelson. 847-424-9800.

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

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

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Saturdays, 8-11 AM, Saturday Morning BuzzGrass with members of the Oak Park Farmer's Market Band. 708-524-2899.

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 12/19, Bernie Glynn & Country Roads. Sat 12/20, Clan na Gael. 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 12/19, Sprigs. Sat 12/20, Wanderers. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 12/26, house band. Sat 12/27, Anish. 773-473-5263.

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

DAILY GRIND CYBER CAFE 119 N. Marion, Oak Park: Saturdays, 8 AM-noon, Saturday Morning CyberGrass with members of the Oak Park Farmer's Market Band. 708-524-5282.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sat 12/20, 6:30 PM, Whiskey Brothers (no cover). 815-356-9980.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Chico. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/19, Dalriada. Sat 12/20, John Beag. Fri 12/26, Bluestack. Sat 12/27, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 12/21, 6:30 and 8:30 PM, Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith & friends perform Gift of the Magi. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 12/20, Phil Cooper & Margaret Nelson, Kate Early, Susan Urban perform at a Christmas and winter solstice concert. 630-393-1247.

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

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

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

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, David Boykin. 773-486-1099.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 12/21, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. Fri 12/26, Chicago Rovers. 630-325-3732.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 12/19, 10 PM, Switchback. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 12/27, Gavin Coyle. 630-688-8866.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Andi & I, Brian Spencer. 773-743-3355.

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

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 12/19, Jones Family Christmas show. Sat 12/20, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 12/26, Pete Norman. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

LYNNE JORDAN Free holiday concert. Tue 12/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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 12/19, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 12/20, Chico Banks. Sun 12/21, 10 PM, Aron Burton (no cover). Tue 12/23, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Thu 12/25, Mystery Blues Band. Fri 12/26, the Buzz. Sat 12/27, Pistol Pete & the Professionals. 847-424-9800.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 12/23, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, John Primer Band with Grana Louise. Tue 12/23, Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Grana Louise Band. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/19, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Sat 12/20, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. Sun 12/21, Chico Banks. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 12/23, Linsey Alexander. Wed 12/24, Pistol Pete. Thu 12/25, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Fri 12/26, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 12/27, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 12/28, Slam Allen. 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 12/19, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers, Wailin' Walter & the Blues Screamers. Sat 12/20, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Duke Tumatoe, Jim Greene Trio. Sun 12/21, Doug McDonald. Mon 12/22, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 12/23, Matthew Skoller. Fri 12/26, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Steepwater Band. Sat 12/27, 6 PM, Christopher Walz; 9:30 PM, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sun 12/28, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Fri 12/19, 5:30 PM, Aron Burton Band. Mon 12/22, noon, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. 312-744-6630.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 12/20, Backstreet Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Dirty Dog. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 12/26, Madman Blues Band. Sat 12/27, Rock Bottom. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Tastes Like Chicken. 630-922-9821.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 12/19, 10 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks performs at a birthday party for Lonnie Brooks. 708-788-2118.

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 12/20, 9 PM, Phil Guy. 630-416-4898.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 12/27, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 12/20, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 12/23, Marty Sammon (no cover). Sat 12/27, Steepwater 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 12/19 and Sat 12/20, 9:30 PM, Chicago Playboys. Sun 12/21 and Sun 12/28, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 12/23, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, Eddie Shaw. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Osee Anderson & Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Nellie Travis. 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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Sun 12/21 and Sun 12/28, 10 PM, Blues Rocket Scientists, Pete Special. 773-871-3757.

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

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

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 12/19, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-688-8866.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 12/20, Dave Specter. Sat 12/27, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Noonday Darkness. 630-782-9091.

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/27, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

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

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Gloria Shannon. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/26, Smilin' Bobbie & His Blues Machine. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: No cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sat 12/20, 8:30 PM, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 12/26, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 12/27, Doug McDonald & the Blue Mirror Band. 815-477-0340.

REALTO LOUNGE/VISIONZ 8038 S. Ashland: Third Sunday of every month, 5 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions (no cover). Fourth Sunday of every month, 5-9 PM, Sydney Joe & the Just Kicking It Rhythm & Blues Band (no cover). 773-651-3197.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, Pinetop Perkins with Eddie Taylor Jr. (and Detroit Jr. after midnight on Saturday). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Fri 12/26, Lurrie Bell. Sat 12/27, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Sat 12/20, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-393-2300.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 12/19, Eddie King. Sat 12/20, Liz Mandville Greeson. Fri 12/26, Joanna Connor. Sat 12/27, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 12/19, Chicago Bound Blues Band. Sat 12/20, Outta the Blue. 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.

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

Jazz

Concerts

HAMID DRAKE & MICHAEL ZERANG 13th annual winter solstice percussion concerts. Sat 12/20 through Mon 12/22, 6 AM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-871-5318.

HEISTBACH Free concert. Mon 12/22, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

DAVE KOZ Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

JAMES MOODY, BURGESS GARDNER ORCHESTRA with Everett Greene & Aisha de Haas. Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, 7:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600, ext. 250.

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, BOBBY SCHIFF, JOHN WHITFIELD, JERRY COLEMAN, KEN JANDES, NANCY HAGEN, ANDY TECSON perform "Holy Night: A Jazz Celebration of Christmas"; free admission. Sat 12/20, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

KELLI RICH Sat 12/20 and Sat 12/27, 8 and 9:30 PM, Some Like It Black, 4500 S. Michigan. 773-374-2660.

TAO SU Free in-store performance. Fri 12/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/19, 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 12/20, 9:30 PM, Snatch. 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 12/23, 5:30 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 12/26, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 12/27, 9:30 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 12/19, Lady T. Sat 12/27, Nick Colionne. 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: Every other Sunday, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, Jasper Stone. Sun 12/21 through Tue 12/23 and Fri 12/26 through Sun 12/28, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

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

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

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: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Tue 12/23, 7:30 PM, Freddie & Michelle. 773-435-0130.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 12/20, 9 PM, Kate Foley & the Jazz Kickers. Sat 12/27, 9:30 PM, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. 773-435-0130.

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

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 12/19 and Fri 12/26, 7:30 PM, John Bany Trio with Claudia Stefanski. 630-574-2155.

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

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

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

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6-9 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. 312-942-0095.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 12/20, Kimberly Gordon Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sun 12/21, 5 PM, Arlene Bardelle Duet. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Fri 12/26, 9 PM, Tom Muellner Duo. Sat 12/27, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sun 12/28, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM Wednesdays, 8:30 PM Thurdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 12/19, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 12/20 and Sat 12/27, Ed Coward Trio. Fri 12/26, 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.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30-11 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-10 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover). 847-394-3090.

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 12/23, 9:30 PM, Triage. 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 12/21, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Sun 12/28, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 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.

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. Fri 12/19, 8 PM, Bill MacKay & the Sounds of Now. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 12/19, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, and Sat 12/20, 7:30 and 9:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Fri 12/26, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lake Effect. 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph. Fri 12/19, 9 PM, and Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Mike Jones Trio (see Critic's Choice). Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 12/21, 1 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group with Tim Daisy, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Jim Baker. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Fri 12/26, 9 PM, and Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Von Freeman & Edward Petersen. 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. Sun 12/28, 7:30 PM, Sax in the City. 312-362-9707.

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

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

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Mon 12/22, 9:30 PM, jam session hosted by Josh Berman & Mike Reed. Sun 12/28, 9:30 PM, Matt Bauder & Jessica Pavone, Bob Dogan/Dan DeLorenzo/Joe Adamik (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 12/19 through Sun 12/21, Benny Golson Quartet. Fri 12/26 through Sun 12/28, Hank Crawford with Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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. Sun 12/21 and Sun 12/28, 4 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/19, Carol Kagy Quartet. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sat 12/20, Elaine Dame Trio. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian, Dennis Carroll. Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 12/26, 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fri 12/19, 9:30 PM, Douce Ambiance. 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: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Speakeasy Swing Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 12/20, 7 PM, Howard Levy Acoustic Express. 773-404-9494.

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 12/19, 9 PM, and Sat 12/20, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: BYOB restaurant with music at 7 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays. Sun 12/21 and Sun 12/28, Nate Wolcott. 773-764-8900.

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

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 12/19 and Fri 12/26, 7 PM, Linda Tate Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. 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. Fri 12/19 and Sat 12/20, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Ken Chaney Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 12/26, 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. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 12/21, 8 PM, Tom Jasek Group. Mondays, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

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

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 12/19, 6 PM, Yoko Noge (no cover); 9 PM, George McRae Quartet with Jim Gailloreto. Sat 12/20, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Trio (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble & JoAnn Daugherty. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan. Thursdays, Frank Russell Trio. Fri 12/26, 6 PM, Yoko Noge (no cover); 9 PM, Zvonimir Tot Quartet. Sat 12/27, Neal Alger Trio. 773-472-1000.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 12/24, 6:30-9:30 PM, Ron Mills & Kate Rafferty. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/26, Jazz Solution. 773-276-9730.

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

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

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

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

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 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.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Sun 12/28, 7 PM, Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass performs as part of the Bronzeville Jazz and Blues Revue series, with Bronzeville historian Tim Black. 773-536-6555 or 773-536-1988.

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: Fri 12/19, 10 PM, Peter Brotzmann & Hamid Drake (see Critic's Choice; advanced tickets sold out). 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.

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

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

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

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: 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 12/19 and Sat 12/20, AACM Large Ensemble. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Fri 12/26, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. Sat 12/27, Greg Ward Trio with Fred Anderson. 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. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

ESTEBAN Fri 12/19, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

FRULA Sat 12/20, 11 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

LA FUERZA BORINQUEN Sat 12/20, 1:30 PM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

MIORITA Sat 12/20, 2:45 PM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmur performs Turkish music (belly dancers also perform). 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: Sat 12/27, 9 PM, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 12/19, 9:30 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Morikeba Kouyate & the Jaliya Ensemble. Sat 12/20, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 12/21, 7 PM, Raiz Viva performs at a winter solstice celebration. Fri 12/26, 9 PM, Mambo Express, William Gomez Con Cache Orquesta, Carpacho y Su Super Combo perform at a Latin descarga (no cover with canned food donation). Sat 12/27, 9:30 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana. 312-362-9707.

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

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/19, Havana. 773-276-9730.

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

Classical

CYNTHIA ANDERSON mezzo-soprano, with chamber ensemble in a free concert. Mon 12/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop, conductor, with soprano Ellen Hargis, mezzo-soprano Angela Horn, tenor Calland Metts & bass-baritone Thomas Barrett (Handel, Messiah). Sat 12/20, 7 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666. Sun 12/21, 3 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-334-7777.

ALISON ATTAR & JOEL SPEARS harp & lute (Landini, Canova da Milano, Johnson, Weiss & others). Sun 12/21, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

RACHEL BARTON & JOHN MARK ROZENDAAL violin & cello, in a free holiday program (Biber, Tartini & others). Sun 12/28, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

RACHEL BARTON & MATTHEW HAGLE violin & piano (Beethoven, McEwen, Sarasate, Mackenzie). Fri 12/19, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams conducts a sing-along holiday concert. Sun 12/21, 7:30 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 12/19, 1:30 PM, and Sat 12/20, 8 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with tubaist Gene Pokorny (Beethoven, Stevens, Nielsen). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Duain Wolfe, conductor, with members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus & Children's Choir in a holiday concert. Fri 12/19, 7 PM, Sat 12/20, 3 PM, Sun 12/21, 3 and 7 PM, Mon 12/22, 7 PM, and Tue 12/23, 3 and 7 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Patrice Michaels, mezzo-soprano Michelle Wright, tenor James Doing & the St. Charles Singers (Handel, Messiah). Sun 12/21, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR in a free performance (Saint-Saens, Christmas Oratorio). Sun 12/21, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON in a free Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols (Rutter, Willcocks). Wed 12/24, 11 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 12/19, 12:10 PM, Evanston Township High School Choir. Fri 12/26, 12:10 PM, alto Carol Carpenter & organist John W.W. Sherer. 312-787-4570.

FULCRUM POINT in a free concert (Honegger, Enescu, Poulenc, Copland, Ibert). Sun 12/21, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

DARA HOBBS, GENEVIEVE LECHNER, CAROL WATKINS, JANET MENSEN-REYNOLDS, KEN DONOVAN & RONALD WATKINS sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor & baritone, with orchestra (Handel, excerpts from Messiah). Sun 12/21, 10:30 AM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-864-2181.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 12/21, 3:30 PM, John Clodig (Dupre, Bach). 312-664-6963.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with the Grande Prairie Singers, Cantate Children's Choir & Grande Prairie Children's Choir in a holiday concert. Sat 12/20, 7 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. Sun 12/21, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

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

LIGHT OPERA WORKS Peter Lipari, conductor (J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus). Sat 12/27, 8 PM, and Sun 12/28, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-869-6300.

MARK LUNDBERG tenor, in a candlelight Christmas Eve service. Wed 12/24, 8 PM, Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents, 425 Illinois, Hoffman Estates. 847-885-7900.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 12/20, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with tenor Marcus Haddock & bass Samuel Ramey (Gounod, Faust). Sun 12/21, 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.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS SYMPHONY & ALUMNI ORCHESTRAS with chamber ensembles, area high school choruses & others (Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak & others). Sat 12/27, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 847-926-9898.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Edward Zelnis conducts a holiday concert. Sat 12/20, 8 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan, Techny. 312-551-1414.

NEWBERRY CONSORT performs music of Renaissance Germany & Italy in a holiday concert. Sun 12/21, 3 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph, conductor, with clarinetist Wojtk Mrozek & the AMU Academic Choir in a Christmas concert (Borodin, Sviridov, Anderson & others). Sun 12/21, 3 PM, Copernicus Cultural & Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-341-1521.

ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CHURCH CHOIR, MEN'S & WOMEN'S CHANT GROUPS & CHILDREN'S CHOIR with chamber orchestra & others in a Christmas Festival of Carols, Lessons & Lights. Sun 12/21, 7:30 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

ST. LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA & BACH CHOIR Andrew Schulze conducts a Bach cantata program. Free admission. Sat 12/20, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

SHUNSUKE SATO & HUGH SUNG violin & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Kreisler, d'Ambrosio, Auric). Wed 12/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 ot 312-346-3278.

SCHURZ HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER GROUP in a free holiday concert. Fri 12/19, noon, grand lobby, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

TOWER BRASS in a Christmas concert. Sat 12/20, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

Miscellaneous

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 12/21, 1-4 PM, Devi 2000 & Firefly perform at the first annual Kirtan Winter Solstice Celebration of the Spirit (no cover). 312-362-9707.

REVELS CIRCLE OF SONG with vocalist Rita Ruby, the Greenwood Consort & others in a holiday carol sing-along. Sat 12/20, 4 and 7 PM, St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, 815 Wilmot, Deerfield. 312-458-0936.

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 12/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 12/22, Gospel Joy with Reverend Leonard Barr & friends. Tue 12/23, All City High School Band. 312-346-3278.

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