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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

B-52'S, POI DOG PONDERING, JANAH Wed 12/31, 8 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-836-4299 or 312-559-1212.

B2K Sun 1/4, 6 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

BELL DUET GUYS Fri 12/26, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

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.

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.

J. DAVIS TRIO, ELEVATION (U2 TRIBUTE) Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-943-7600 or 312-559-1212.

ARETHA FRANKLIN, JACKIE ALLEN See Critic's Choice. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

GIRLS NEXT DOOR Sat 1/3, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

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). Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 3 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.

IDES OF MARCH Wed 12/31, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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

FRANK LAFON performs in an Elvis tribute concert. Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA performs at Willowbrook Ballroom's 65th annual New Year's Eve party, preceded by dinner at 7 PM. DJs John & Bonnie Newcomer spin country & western in the Arbor Room after 7 PM. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

LIBIDO FUNK CIRCUS, RETRO

ROCKETS, DJ ENERGY BRAD Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Hyatt Regency, 151

E. Wacker. 312-552-2000 or 312-559-1212.

MOODS, DJ DANCE ALL NIGHT Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Hyatt Regency, 1800 E. Golf, Schaumburg. 847-605-1234.

MUSIC KING, DJ FOOK Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 W. Bryn Mawr, Rosemont. 847-696-1234.

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

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.

LUBABALO SIBINDLANA & JEREMY KAHN Free concert. Tue 12/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STRING CHEESE INCIDENT with Leo Kottke 12/29 & Garaj Mahal 12/30; sold out. Mon 12/29 through Wed 12/31, 7 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

SWING SETS Free concert. Fri 1/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

A TRIBUTE TO THE MOTOWN GREATS Sat 12/27, 7:30 PM, and Sun 12/28, 3 and 7 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 888-891-6359.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE 12/29 all-ages; 12/30 and 12/31 18 & over; 12/30 with Juice. Mon 12/29, 6 PM, and Tue 12/30 and Wed 12/31, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WHITE STRIPES, FLAMING LIPS, BLANCHE Sold out. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

WOLF EYES, NO DOCTORS, BURNING STAR CORE, FAR RAD, TINA HART See Spot Check. Wed 12/31, 11 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-254-5356.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). 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. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto, Cornmeal. Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Andreas Kapsalis Trio, Wonderloaf, Doubtful Guest. Sat 1/3, 9 PM, Rollover, Dirty Love, John Kimler Band. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. 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.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Mon 12/29, Black Giraffe (no cover). 773-334-4040.

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/26, Echo Farm, Everyday Celebrity. Sat 12/27, Dave Schultz & the Jubilee Songbirds, Chuck's Wagon. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Wed 12/31, Powerknobs, DJ Temp. Fri 1/2, Lone Assassins, Vamplifier. Sat 1/3, Bobby Holiday. 773-395-3002.

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

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 12/26, Blackmaker, American Cosmonaut, Jesus & the Devil. Sat 12/27, live karaoke with Swizzle Tree. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 12/30, Ginchy, On Sale, Little Sisters of Philly. Wed 12/31, Andre Williams & the Greasy Wheels, Audreys, Volcanos. Fri 1/2, Audiotank, Kameron Fry, Soul Shakedown, Everyday Celebrity. Sat 1/3, CSM, Miles, Lemondrop. Sun 1/4, Snoozie & the Mitonics, Commodes, Bleeding Turnips. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/26, Phisted, On Sale, Nehele, Ecxett in Red. Sat 12/27, Dan Barkee, Racecar Melody. Wed 12/31, Fertile Minds. 773-770-2039.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Sat 12/27, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mon 12/29, 8 PM, Bob Solone. 773-435-0130.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Wed 12/31, 8 PM, Montgomery Street Band with Terry Donlon's Comedy Showcase. 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: Fridays, 3-7 PM, and Saturdays, 1-5 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 9 PM-1 AM, Heather Moran. Sat 12/27, 9 PM-1 AM, MaryMonica Thomas. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 12/26, 8 PM, Shot Baker, Big Big Shoulders, Vortis. Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Kongfuzi. Sun 12/28, 8 PM, Open-Heart Surgery, Cased, Dirtbox Racers, Otherwise. Wed 12/31, 8 PM, Tossers (see Critic's Choice), Deal's Gone Bad, Methadones. Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Tribes of Neurot, Steven Von Till, Blood & Time with members of Neurosis. Sat 1/3, 8 PM, Cooler by the Lake, American Heritage, Galactic Inmate, Drip, Juzt Nutz, Beekeeper, Bunky Rumblesmith, Norah Utley perform at a battle of the bands hosted by Rory Lake. Sun 1/4, 8 PM, Sa Ermott, Violently Ill. 773-975-0505.

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

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 12/26, Hammers & Adams. Sun 12/28 and Sun 1/4, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 1/2, Tim Nolan. 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 12/26, Tumbleweed. Sat 12/27, Casey McDonough. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 12/26, All Hat No Cattle. Sat 12/27, Hushpuppies. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes with Susie Gomez. Fri 1/2, Urban Djin, Red Dust. 773-384-2547.

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: Wed 12/31, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show, Jerry Owings. 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. Thu 12/25, Mike Rytie. Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. Thu 1/1, DJ Monika, DJ Patty. 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: Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Simmering. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 12/26, Deja Vu. Sat 12/27, DJ Russ. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). 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: Wed 12/31, 6 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 8 PM, Paul Mullen & Amy Arbizzani. Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Shannon Strodel, Scott Montgomery, Dan Stetzel; 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeane Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 1/3, 8 PM, KT McCammond performs music by Eartha Kitt; 10:30 PM, Kristofer Simmons performs "I Ain't Got No Shame." 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Mach 1. Thursdays, Mike D. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ghost. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 12/24, Joe Camarillo spins country & western. Thu 12/25, DJ Alex. Sun 12/28, Mike Miller. Mon 12/29, DJ Sigh spins punk. Tue 12/30, Mike Hodgkiss. Wed 12/31, Horizontal Action DJs. 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 12/26, 9 PM, Ricky Canning Band, First Name Basis, Quilts, Waste, Ataba. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Segway, Roscoe Plush, Soulfix, Karma Tease, Javier Mendoza. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Local H, Electric Six (see Spot Check), Suffrajett. Fri 1/2, 9 PM, Super D, Herbert Wiser Band. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Donnie Vie, I Love Rich, Bobby Stratosphere. 773-489-3160.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. 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. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Insomnia. Thu 1/1, Schreiber & Co. Fri 1/2, Crawpuppies. Sat 1/3, Colour. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Thu 12/25, Catfight. Fri 12/26, 10:30 PM, Fabulous Janes, Infinity. Sat 12/27, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Wed 12/31, 8:30 PM, King Solomon's Grave, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Underwater People. Sat 1/3, 9:30 PM, Rubber. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/26, Mike Gallagher Band, Chinchilla Fury, Dylan Laing, Hilary Scott. Sat 12/27, Bizarro, Arbo, Smoke Off Vinyl, Shooting Blanks. Sundays, Sumo, Gayle Ritt. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 12/30, Ernie Hendrickson Band, Lubriphonic, Tiffany Hull. Fri 1/2, Last of the Showmen, Boda, Ghost Story. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 12/26, 10 PM, Azita (see Spot Check), Little Corporal. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Evil Beaver, Sybris, Bloody Hollies. Sun 12/28, 10 PM, Urbanized Music, Lyrisis, Profound, LT Dilla, DJ Journey, BYOB All-Stars with PMS, Animal Kingdom, 360 & others (benefit for the Chicago Hip-Hop Initiative). Mon 12/29, 8 PM, Brian Costello hosts a variety showcase with music by the Mistreaters, Krunchies & others. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Har Mar Superstar (see Critic's Choice), Quintron & Miss Pussycat (see Spot Check), No Doctors, DJs Champagne James, Friar Tuck, Jordan Zawideh. Fri 1/2, 10 PM, Archaeology, Mount St. Helens, Rollo Tomasi. Sat 1/3, Zzzzs, Low Skies, Manhandlers, Vicki. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/27, Minus One. Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike. Wed 12/31, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Sat 1/3, Dzyre. 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. Wed 12/24 and Sun 12/28, Rasta Kelly. Thu 12/25, Hydro, Hydro. Fri 12/26, Indika, Indika. Sat 12/27, Devon Brown. Mondays, DJs spin. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJ Statikfire spins industrial, techno, goth, and darkwave. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wed 12/31, DJ Pascal. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Rich Rockin' K. Thursdays, Pat B. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ 2 Much Funk, Pat B. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 12/27, 9 PM, Kato the Houseboy. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Catfight. Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Fabulous Janes. Sat 1/3, 9 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wed 12/31, Brothers Clyde, Madman Blues Band. 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. Sun 1/4, 8 PM, Jackson/Thomas. 630-922-9821.

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

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 12/26, 6 PM, Attractive Female Twins, Racecar Melody, Story of Everest, Best Days Behind; 10 PM, American Draft, Chow Billy. 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; 9 PM, Herc. hosts a variety show with Call Me Lightning, members of Los Shut Up, January T. Miller, and Diana. Tue 12/30, 7 PM, Monday's Hero, Audition, Progress, Starter Set, Shadow & the Silence. Wed 12/31, 8 PM, Paper Chase (see Spot Check), Haymarket Riot, Just a Fire, Zzzzs, Old Canes. Fri 1/2, 6 PM, Medic, Lost Boys, Buzz Specters, Before I Wake; 10 PM, the Strike. Sat 1/3, 6 PM, Shattered Angel, Burning in Effigy; 10 PM, Magnetosphere. Sun 1/4, 5 PM, Haunted Life, Undercast, Insurrection, Heads Will Roll, Winner Kills All. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 12/26, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 12/27, 9 PM, Off Broadway, Belvederes, Subversives. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson Band with Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans (in the side bar). Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Pat McLaughlin. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Bad Examples. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 12/26, Sharks. Sat 12/27, Haegar's Bend. Wed 12/31, Travis Morris Band, Hi-Fi. Fri 1/2, Core. Sat 1/3, June's Arrival. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: 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. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Mon 12/29, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 12/30, 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/1, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 1/2, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/3, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/4, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. 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. Sun 12/28, 9 PM, and Sun 1/4, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 12/29, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Beckie Menzie. Tue 12/30, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Thu 1/1, 8 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Fri 1/2, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. 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.

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-271-9000.

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 12/28, 7 PM, Naomi & Ben perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Wed 12/31, Centaur, Helen Money. Sat 1/3, Family Style, Don Tisch/Ian Torres Quintet, Star People. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Mon 12/29, 11:45 PM, Elastic Mystic. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers, Old No. 8, Los Dinamicos de Guerrero. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 12/27, 9:30 PM, Tilda Tora; 11 PM, DJ John Ciba. Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Pearly Sweets. 773-227-4433.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 12/30, 10 PM, All Natural, Iomos Marad (see Critic's Choice), Daily Plannet (see Critic's Choice). Fri 1/2, 9 PM, HotHouse Family Affair. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike. Tue 12/30, Brady Rose, Richard Syska. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: 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). Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Guster, Sister Hazel, Thorns. Thu 1/1, 6:30 PM, Jordan Knight, Aja, Jerry Reid (all-ages). Fri 1/2, 9 PM, Ekoostik Hookah, Groovatron (18 & over). Sat 1/3, 9 PM, Bottle of Justus, Dan Darrah, Backyard Tire Fire, Nate Holly (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Cowboy Mouth, Bleu. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute), James Lauer. 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.

JAVA OASIS 2240 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, 7 PM, "People's Vocal Reactionary Liberation Movement" hosted by Danny Devine & discopoet Khari B. 312-328-1216.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Mike & Joe. Tue 12/30, Strain Busy Sky. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Then Again. Fri 1/2, 10 PM, Never the Hero. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Jerkys, My Two Sons. 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. Sat 12/27, Michele Van Note & Freddie Allen. Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, Larry Hinds hosts the "Sixties Sunday Brunch." 773-348-7592.

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

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

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, DJ Rhythm. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Sundays, DJ Mach 1. 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. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old-school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 8 PM, "Upstarts" new-band showcase. Sundays, 11 AM, Caribbean Castaways perform at a reggae brunch (all-ages). 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. Wed 12/31, 7 PM, DJ Structure spins house and hip-hop. 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: Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Blues Rocket Scientists, Art Spiegel & Stuart Rosenberg. Tue 12/30, 9 PM, Naked & Shameless, Fidgits, Synthetic Folk Hero, Brown Stuff. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Ghettobillies. Thu 1/1, 9 PM, Fat Cat. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Dropped Once, Mike Ingram. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer-songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Saps, Harmony Riley, KB. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Muck Brothers. Thu 1/1, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries (no cover). Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Brother Brother, Bamboo Grove, Thomas Pace. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 12/26, 5:30 PM, Macabre, Usurper (see Spot Check), 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). Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Violent Femmes, Siderunners (18 & over). Fri 1/2, 6:30 PM, 504 Plan, Divide by Zero, Academy, Mayfield, DJ LL (all-ages). Sat 1/3, 6 PM, Mustard Plug, Deal's Gone Bad, Kingpins, Zvooks, Indecisives, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages). Sun 1/4, 6:30 PM, Lucius Warbaby, Triptych, Nuisance (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 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: 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. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. 708-366-8073.

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

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: BYOB restaurant with music at 7 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays. Sat 12/27 and Sat 1/3, DJ V. Fri 1/2, DJ White Russian. 773-764-8900.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 12/26, B-Cuz. Wed 12/31, Skinny Dippers. Thu 1/1, Mike Brumfield. Fri 1/2, Neil Rose Band. Sat 1/3, Debe Welch. 630-688-8866.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 12/27, 9 PM, Penthouse Sweets, Analog Radio, Celestial Static. Sun 12/28, 7 PM, Los Osos Scandalosos, Lucky Ned Peppers (all-ages). Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Super Honcho All-Star Band with Eddie Carlson, Marshall Dawson, Birdie Lawson, Jason Batchko, Laura Caragher, Dan Polonsky & Pearly Sweets perform music from 1983-1984. Fri 1/2, 9 PM, Redwalls, New Constitution, University (all-ages). Sat 1/3, 9:30 PM, Katie Todd Band, Dan Lipton, Goldman. Sun 1/4, 7 PM, Ovadya, Bruce Williams Orkestra (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: 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 12/26, 10 PM, Bear Claw, RB Green Big Band, Shon Dervis, Groundskeeper Willy. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, Growing Nation, Bad News Jones. Sundays, 11 PM, Sunn0))). Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad, Tony Mojica (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 12/31, 10:30 PM, Matador Down, Drive, American Motherload, Thunderwing, Shon Dervis. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 12/27, 5 PM, Fleshgrind, Incarnate, Anal Blast, Decadent, Envy the Dead (all-ages). Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute), Vertical Method. 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 Flores. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/27, Crackpot. Sun 12/28, JC3. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Hello Operator, Rotgut, Bear Claw, Darkmoor. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Tue 12/30, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. Wed 12/31, live karaoke (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. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Rte. 66. 815-477-0340.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Kenny Phelps. 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. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays, 10 PM, Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Wed 12/31, 7 PM-2 AM, 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, 10:30 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/26, Stevie Starlite. Sat 12/27, War Pigs (Black Sabbath tribute), Jam Hammer'd. Sun 12/28, Smak, Lori Wyatt Band. Wed 12/31, 8 PM, Jam Hammer'd, Sawbones. 630-543-3101.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: 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). Mon 12/29, 8 PM, Andrew Jonathan, Stephen Holmes, Sam Dole, Hansi Haas. Tue 12/30, 9 PM, and Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Ike Reilly (12/30 with Bon Mots; 12/31 with Jake Brennan). Fri 1/2, 8 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Poseur, DJ Mr., DJ Harvey & others. Sat 1/3, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Catfish Haven, Ol' Yeller. Sun 1/4, 7 PM, Exo, Julie Korman, Megan Stielstra (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/26, Smokin' Gunz, Off High Road. Sat 12/27, Rubber, Hardline. 630-893-9346.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). 630-790-6100.

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

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

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: Fri 12/26, Peel, Cost of Recess, Ella Music Group, John Wasem. Sat 12/27, Drapes, Waxwings, Audreys. Sun 12/28, Esperanza, Lacona, Sally. Mon 12/29, Velvetron, Ampire, Crap Engine. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, All Fours. Fri 1/2, Abstract Giants, Trelogic, Zzaje. Sat 1/3, Welcome to Ashley, Cells, Lazarus James. 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.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Tue 12/30, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: 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, Brother Sean. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 12/30, 8 PM, Dan Lipton. Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Andrew Morgan, Dana Lawrence. Sun 1/4, 7 PM, Knotworking, Unstrung Heroes, Katie Haverly. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. 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. 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 12/26, Craig Stoneman, Rob. Sat 12/27, Urban Twang, Wood Box Gang. Fri 1/2, Yellowhammers, Memphis Wheels. Sat 1/3, Scott Conine, Small Change, Hazing Kate. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/26, Jimmy Kingsway, Five Year Jacket. Sat 12/27, JP & the Cats. Fri 1/2, Brother Willis, Covergurl. Sat 1/3, Fabulous Janes. 630-264-2739.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 12/27 and Sat 1/3, open mike hosted by Scott Bailey, with Rocky Galati. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Tuesdays, Bandoleros (no cover). 312-337-8080.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Wed 12/31, 9 PM, DJs spin at the New Year's Eve Bash. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 12/25, Indika. Fri 12/26, Gizzae. Sat 12/27, Carl Brown, Zeleke. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 12/29, Ghetto Spy. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, Devon Brown (no cover). Wed 12/31, Dub Dis. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/26, Playback, Grand Machuda, Freaky Deaky. Sat 12/27, Lunar Breakdown, Bish, Interociter, Dark Green Bottles. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 12/31, Bump. Fri 1/2, Clip, Sour Deluxe, Pete Shukoff & the Answers. Sat 1/3, Speargrass, Deep Fried Pickle Project. Sundays, Starrunner. 773-929-1300.

ZAKOPANE 1734 W. Division: Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-486-1559.

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TERI BRISTOL, PSYCHO BITCH, JOHN CURLEY, JOHHNY CHAOS, MARTIN "BOOGIEMAN" LUNA, DJ DANNY BOY, AGENT 47, JAY PRASAD Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan. 312-836-0100.

DAVE DIETER Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Hyatt Regency, 1400 Corporetum, Lisle. 800-233-1234.

DJ ALADDIN, SUNNY SINGH Wed 12/31, 9 PM-3 AM, Navy Pier Crystal Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-565-8000.

MAURO PICOTTO, ALEX PEACE, JIMMIE PAGE 18 & over. Wed 12/31, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wed 12/31, Ed Vantage. 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. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Thursdays, DJ Hector spins salsa, bachata, merengue, and cumbia. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Thursdays, 5:30 PM, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Ryan Hagen. 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). Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world music. Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Zuaz. Tuesdays, DJ Mary Nisi, DJ Kevin McComb, Stu Helm. 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, Margaret Noble. 773-348-3665.

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wed 12/24, DJ Bruno. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. 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. Wed 12/31, DJ Spin, DJ Stixx. 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. Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, KScape. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. 773-244-0400.

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

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 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. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wed 12/31, Chris B. 630-830-7200.

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. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, Chris Gin. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. 773-227-2277.

CHANDLER'S 401 N. Roselle, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, mPulse. 847-885-9009.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJs spin at "industry night," hosted by Tommy Z. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins R&B, hip-hop, and house. Fridays, Mike Mroz, DJ Bliss, DJ Abell. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. 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. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 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. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 6 PM-3 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: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 312-397-0600.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. 773-388-1877.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Lugo spins with percussionist Louie Louie. 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). 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 Flipside, 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 12/26, Scumfrog, DJ Frique, Victor R. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc. Sun 12/28, Manny Lehman, Greg Drescher. Wed 12/31, DJ Frique, Mixin' Marc, Jordan Caine. Fri 1/2, DJ Frique, Victor R. Sun 1/4, Teri Bristol, Greg Drescher. 312-266-1900.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 12/29, Mr. Projectile (live), Miles Tilmann (live), Cepia (live), DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Wed 12/24, DJ Benzo. Thursdays, DJ Devo & guests spin house, acid jazz, Brazilian lounge, jungle, dancehall, and Afrobeat. Fri 12/26, Steve Melvage. Sat 12/27, 9 PM-3 AM, Pumpin' Pete, Harry the Blade, Trancid (aka Miguel Martin), Jesse de la Pena. Sun 12/28, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Play, DJ Kwik spin Latin grooves (with dance lessons at 9 PM). Mondays, Fred & Clayton. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Thu 1/1, Coleman Burditt. Fri 1/2, Stephen P spins deep house. Sat 1/3, Doc West, Rude One, DJ Stizo. Sun 1/4, Andy Buttell, DJ Knievel. 773-276-1411.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wed 12/31, DJ Holland. 773-871-0205.

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). Thursdays, Paul Blair. Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Sundays, DJ Pharris. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (no cover). Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (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 and Saturdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Holland, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Wed 12/31, 7 PM, DJ Slim, DJ Katfish, Pat Mann. Thursdays, Ed Vantage. 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 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wed 12/31, DJ Rhythm. 847-587-9677.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. 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. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, DJ Form, DJ 8. Thursdays, RB spins B-sides, soul, funk, and hip-hop. 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. 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.

GREEN ROOM 130 S. Green: Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Green. 312-560-4422.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Moustafa Rocks. 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 with DJ Szmurlo. 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: Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-3 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. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Chicago DJ Explosion (no cover). Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host "Sassy Sundays" with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb, Pharris Thomas. 312-337-3486.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Thursdays, DJ Flipside, Louie Louie. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJ Frique, DJ AM/PM. 773-549-6000.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Bacchus spins house (no cover). Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Saturdays, DJs spin. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. 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). Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. Thursdays, Jesse de la Pena. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. 312-337-4040.

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

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wed 12/31, Mike D. 312-337-2583.

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

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wed 12/24, 11 PM, Frank Solano, Rock Dee (benefit for Awassa Children's Project). 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 164 S. Rte. 12, Fox Lake: Wed 12/31, 9 PM, DJ Berrens, DJ Fred. 847-973-1800.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Frankie J. spins hip-hop, merengue, bachata, disco, and pop. 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.

NARCISEE 710 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wed 12/31, DJ Dean James. 312-944-4100.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. Fridays, Razer X. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. First Friday of every month, Ryan Bedlam. 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 12/27, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Tony 2 Much, Billy the Kid. Thu 12/25, 9 PM-4 AM, Green Velvet, Roy Davis Jr., Hyperactive, Angel Alanis, Aaron Chase, Mixin' Marc, DJ Caffeine, Psycho Bitch, DJ Funk, Amanda Trevino, DJ Limit, DJ Dara, Danny the Wildchild, Ry-N, Snuggles, MF, Breakdown B, Chris B, Johnny Chaos, Shawn Edwards, DJ Supreme (18 & over). 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. Wednesdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). 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: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente & Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. 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: Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs spin. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. 312-491-9600.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. Fridays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. 312-738-9971.

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

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

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Restaurant. Sat 12/27, 10 PM, DJ Burak. 773-381-7171.

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

SHARK BAR 212 N. Canal: Wed 12/31, 9 PM-3 AM, Electric Skychurch, DJ Green Lantern, DJ Allday. 800-965-4827.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 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. 773-278-7797.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Peven Everett. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 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. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Fri 12/26, DJ Heather, J-Rod. Sat 12/27, Justin Long, Huggy, Mike Pugh. Sun 12/28, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Colette, Miles Maeda, Justin Long, Brad Owen. Fri 1/2, Janel Roland, Margaret Noble, Michelle Musial. Sat 1/3, J-Dub, Mike Steele. Sun 1/4, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Fridays, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare groove. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. 312-226-7600.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Tyrone. Thursdays, "Best of the 80s" with VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sat 12/27, VJ Nikole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wed 12/31, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sat 1/3, DJ Stoney, Peter Mavrik. 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thursdays, Andre Harris. 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. 312-587-8779.

STAR BAR 2150 Ogden, Aurora: DJs spin after 8 PM. Thursdays, Retroactive. Fridays and Saturdays, Pat Clark, Kenny "Jammin'" Jason, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Erik K, Blitz. 630-236-0900.

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

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Trew. 773-278-6600.

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

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin Wednesdays through Sundays 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Thursdays, Hector Lopez. Fridays, Omar spins Latin beats and house. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, DJ Angel, DJ Garnetta, Rob Merrit. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 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. 773-227-4906.

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

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

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie spin house, disco, and breaks. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. 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: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). First Saturday of every month, 10 PM-3 AM, Mixology Science DJs spin underground, live PA (no cover). 773-857-5212.

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Pat Clark, DJ Schim. Thursdays, DJ Alexo, DJ Big Time, DJ Stoy Boy. Fridays, Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Schim. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. 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. 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. Saturdays, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies with guests, Grayarea, Dan Efex, Chris Gin, Angelist. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory. Wed 12/31, 7 PM, Mike Z., DJ Spin, Scott Margolies. Sat 1/3, Tag & Gianni, Hipolito Sanchez & Inbum Cho. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. Tuesdays, Rick Martinez & Alex Perez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 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 with Hitman & DJ Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Hitman, Mach 1. 312-337-8080.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 12/26, Angel Alanis, Paul Anthony. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Wed 12/31, Ron Trent, Julius the Mad Thinker, DJ Monna, Eric Williams & DJ Emmaculate, Sativa, Maintain, Profound. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

ERIC & BETH CARLSON, PETE NORMAN & D.K., SARA BERENDT & DON BEYER, CHRIS MCNAMARA & RICK NEELEY, RAY GARDNER Wed 12/31, 8:30 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353.

KATHY COWAN, KILTARTAN ROAD Sun 1/4, 3 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Fri 1/2, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

TOM PAXTON, ANNE HILLS, GREG GREENWAY, SUSAN WERNER See Critic's Choice. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-279-2020 or 773-728-6000.

STEPHIE & THE BOYZ perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Big Bill Sudkamp. Mon 12/29, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tue 12/30, Charlie Madigan, Dennis Cahill, Al Day. 773-334-4040.

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

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

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

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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Mon 12/29, Root Cellar. Sat 1/3, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Chris B spins country. Sundays, 6 PM, Big John. Mondays, Big John (with country dance lessons with Sharman). Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Darryl Perry Band. 630-830-7200.

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

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 12/26, house band. Sat 12/27, Anish. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

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

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.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM, Chico. 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 12/26, Bluestack. Sat 12/27, Velvet Green. Wed 12/31, 7 PM, Studio A. 773-282-7035.

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.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. Sun 12/28, 9:30 PM, Tristan Lucas. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. 773-235-9795.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 12/26, 8:30 PM, St. Stephen's Day Celtic concert. Mon 12/29, 9 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

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

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.

QUIGLEY'S 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 1/3, 9 PM, Chicago Rovers. 708-952-4774.

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 12/26, Pete Norman. Fri 1/2, Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern. Sat 1/3, Sandy Andina, Jill Dawson, Ron Hayden, Greg Steele. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Mon 12/29, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music songwriters' showcase. 773-929-1300.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

KATHERINE DAVIS, ERWIN HELFER Wed 12/31, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

JAMIAH ROGERS Free concert. Sat 1/3, 1 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 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. Thu 12/25, Mystery Blues Band. Fri 12/26, the Buzz. Sat 12/27, Pistol Pete & the Professionals. Tue 12/30, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 12/31, Melvin Taylor. 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. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays and Wed 12/31, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Grana Louise Band. Tue 12/30, Nellie Travis. Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. 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. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 12/30, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Wed 12/31, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

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

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Sundays, 6 PM, Nuwki Nu. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover); Harmonica Hinds hosts an acoustic jam Sundays at 6 PM. 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. Mon 12/29, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 12/30, Charlie Love. Wed 12/31, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Quintus McCormick. 312-427-0333.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Mon 12/29, noon, Eomot RaSun. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/26, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 12/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Wed 12/31, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Fri 1/2, Chris Duarte. 630-513-0074.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open jam with Dirty Dog. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 12/26, Madman Blues Band. Sat 12/27, Rock Bottom. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wed 12/31, Brothers Clyde, Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine with Nellie Travis. 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 12/27, Steepwater Band. Tue 12/30, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band (no cover). Sat 1/3, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 1/3, 9:30 PM, Professor John. 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 12/26 and Sat 12/27, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. Sun 12/28, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Nellie Travis. 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. Wed 12/31, Son Seals, John Primer. Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, A.C. Reed. 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. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 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. 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 12/28, 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.

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 12/27, Big Sweaty Men. Wed 12/31, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/3, Rhythm City. 773-252-1155.

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. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 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: Fourth Sunday of every month, 5-9 PM, Sydney Joe & the Just Kicking It Rhythm & Blues Band (no cover). First Sunday of every month, 5 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions (no cover). 773-651-3197.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/26, Lurrie Bell. Sat 12/27, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Fri 1/2, and Sat 1/3, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 12/26, Joanna Connor. Sat 12/27, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Wed 12/31, Joanna Connor. Fri 1/2, Jimmy Burns. Sat 1/3, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 12/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 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

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JAZMER Sun 12/28, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

ROBERTA MILES QUARTET Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Hyatt Regency, 1909 Spring, Oak Brook. 800-233-1234.

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.

RHYTHM CITY, TUEY CONNELL ORGAN TRIO Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Hyatt Regency, 2233 S. Martin Luther King. 312-528-4137.

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

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Alejo Poveda. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 12/27, 9:30 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet. Sundays, 7 PM, Alejo Poveda. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 12/30, 5:30 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 12/31, 5 PM, John Brumbach; 9:30 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. 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.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/26 through Tue 12/30, Carlos Cannon. Wed 12/31, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

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

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

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

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 12/27, 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 12/26, 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.

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 1/2, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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

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

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6-9 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 1/3, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: 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 12/26, Greg Vasquez Duo. Sat 12/27, Ed Coward Trio. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Ed Coward Quartet. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RESTAURANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain (no cover). Wed 12/31, 8 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain. 630-469-1080.

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

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

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: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-10 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30-11 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 12/30, 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 12/28, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Tue 12/30, 8 PM, Chicago Salty Dogs. Sun 1/4, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 12/26, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lake Effect. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, the Business. Fri 1/2, 9:30 PM, Bill Dickens Band. 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 (no cover). Fri 12/26, 9 PM, and Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Ed Petersen & Von Freeman (see Critic's Choice) with Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, Robert Shy. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet with Ed Petersen, Stefon Harris, Laurence Hobgood, Rob Amster, Frank Parker Jr.; 1 AM, jam session. Fri 1/2, 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 1/3, 8 PM, Chevere. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 12/28, 7:30 PM, Sax in the City with Ray Silkman, Skinny Williams, Audley Reid. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues, Erwin Helfer, Ari Brown. 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. Wednesdays and Thursdays, David Williams. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr, Tim Davis. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic, Paul Martin. 312-649-1121.

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Sun 12/28, 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 12/26 and Sat 12/27, 9 and 11 PM, Sun 12/28, 4 and 8 PM, Mon 12/29 and Tue 12/30, 8 and 10 PM, and Wed 12/31, 9 and 11 PM, Hank Crawford (see Critic's Choice) with Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Fri 1/2 through Sun 1/4, Barry Harris. 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. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sun 12/28, 4 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. 312-595-5299.

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

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

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

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

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Wed 12/31, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 630-571-3600.

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 12/28, 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: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Fri 12/26, 7 PM, Linda Tate 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: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, and Fridays through Sundays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 12/26 and Sat 12/27, Ken Chaney Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wed 12/31, 6 PM, Alison Ruble Quartet; 9 PM, Tom Loncaric & His Orchestra. 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. Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, Deep Blue Organ Trio. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Sami Scot. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. 708-848-4250.

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

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 12/26, 6 PM, Yoko Noge (no cover); 9 PM, Zvonimir Tot Quartet. Sat 12/27, Neal Alger Trio. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Trio (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble & JoAnn Daugherty. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: No cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. 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. 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.

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. Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9 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 Timuel Black. Mon 12/29, 7 PM, Maggie Brown performs "Legacy: Our Wealth of Music." 773-536-6555 or 773-536-1988.

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

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

TONY PAISON'S 5101 Washington, Gurnee: No cover. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman Trio. Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 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: Thursdays, 1 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Fri 12/26, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. Sat 12/27, Greg Ward Trio with Fred Anderson. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. 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

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 12/26, 9 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's 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. Sat 1/3, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba (preceded by free dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Casolando. 773-348-7592.

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.

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

Classical

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.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober conducts a free concert (Vivaldi, Telemann, Dvorak, Biber, Kreisler, Koch). Sun 1/4, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MALCOLM & ELLEN DICKINSON woodwinds & piano, in a free concert (Brahms, Mozart, Vivaldi & others). Tue 12/30, 7:30 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-905-1500.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kenneth Slowik, conductor & harpsichord (Bach, Handel, Beethoven). Fri 1/2, 8:30 PM, Sat 1/3, 8 PM, and Sun 1/4, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

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 12/26, 12:10 PM, alto Carol Carpenter & organist John W.W. Sherer. Fri 1/2, 12:10 PM, violinist Eunice Keem & pianist Tatyana Stepanova. 312-787-4570.

MATTHEW HAGLE piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Schubert, Schoenberg, Beethoven). Wed 12/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

LIGHT OPERA WORKS Peter Lipari, conductor (J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus). Sat 12/27, 8 PM, Sun 12/28 through Tue 12/30, 2 PM, Fri 1/2 and Sat 1/3, 8 PM, and Sun 1/4, 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.

BILL MCMURRAY baritone, with pianist Matt Long in a free concert (Handel, Berlioz, Johnson & others). Mon 12/29, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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.

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.

Fairs & Festivals

FIRST NIGHT EVANSTON features live music at various Evanston venues. Wed 12/31, Evanston Bible Fellowship, Church & Sherman: 6 PM, Celia & Lil Rev. Mather Gardens, 1615 Hinman: 6 PM, Hurricane Saxophone Quartet; 8 PM, Vocal Poynt; 10 PM, Hard Times Bluegrass Band. North Shore Hotel, Davis & Chicago: 6 PM, Bucket Boys; 8:30 PM, Deluxury. Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago: 6 PM, Chicago Brass Quintet; 8 PM, Evanston Symphony Chamber Ensemble; 9 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana. First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman: 6:30 PM, Robert Wootan Choral Ensemble; 8:30 PM, Texture Jazz Quartet; 9:30 PM, Dansika. First Bank & Trust, Church & Benson: 7:30 PM, Karma Sutra; 9:30 PM, Small Potatoes. First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago: 7:30 PM, KCR Ensemble; 9:30 PM, Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band. First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman: 7:30 PM, Jazmer; 9:30 PM, Orquesta Sabor. Lake Street Church, 607 Lake: 8 PM, Orchestra Izgrev; 9:30 PM, Dennis Stroughmatt & the Creole Stomp. Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington: 8 PM, Katherine Davis; 9:30 PM, Marshall Vente & Tropicale, Tom & Lisa Orchestra. McManus Hall, Orrington & Church: 8 PM, Aaron Weinstein Jazz Group. Rotary Cafe, Sherman & Grove: 9:30 PM, Lavesh Mikell & Jackie Dustin. Fountain Square Stage, Orrington & Davis: 9:30 PM, Bucket Boys. 847-328-5864.

FIRST NIGHT HIGHLAND PARK features live music in various Highland Park venues. Wed 12/31, Karger Recreation Center, 1850 Green Bay: 6:15 PM, Jim Pfitzer; 8:30 PM, Battle of the Bands; 10 PM, Shantytown. Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan: 6:15 PM, Highland Park High School Jazz Combo; 7:30 PM, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; 8:20 PM, Tom Hankinson; 8:50 PM, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; 9:40 PM, Tom Hankinson; 10:10 PM, Choral Thunder. Suburban Fine Arts Center, 1957 Sheridan: 6:15 PM, Edgar Garcia; 7:15 PM, members of the Highland Park Strings. 847-831-2265.

Miscellaneous

ACAPPELLAGO Sat 1/3, 12:15 PM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

CANTATE A cappella concert. Sat 12/27, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

ENCORE CHICAGO Thu 1/1, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

JUSTIN HAYFORD performs Disney tunes for children; free admission. Sat 1/3, noon, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LIRA ENSEMBLE Fri 1/2, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

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

TICK TOCK HARP DUO Sun 1/4, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

WESTMINSTER HANDBELL ENSEMBLE Wed 12/31, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

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