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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

SANDY ANDINA Free in-store performances. Fri 1/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DAVID BOWIE, MACY GRAY Sold out. Tue 1/13, Wed 1/14, and Fri 1/16, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CAPITOL STEPS Wed 1/14 and Thu 1/15, 7:30 PM, Fri 1/16, 8 PM, and Sat 1/17, 5 and 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

TRENT CARLINI Elvis tribute concert. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

ANI DIFRANCO, NOE VENABLE Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

ADIA GINNEH DOBBINS & JEREMY KAHN Free concert. Tue 1/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FAST EDDIE & THE CORVETTES Free concert; advance tickets required. Sun 1/18, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood. 847-677-5277.

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

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Fri 1/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LEADFOOT, DEUCE, TREOLOGIC, MANDROID, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART perform at the Southern Lights Exposition. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

STEVEN LUTVAK, WEIRD SISTERS Wed 1/14 through Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Sat 1/17, 4:30 and 8:30 PM, and Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Noble Fool Theater Company, 16 W. Randolph. 312-726-1156.

TOM MICHAEL, BECKIE MENZIE, CORY JAMISON, DARYL NITZ, AUDREY MORRIS perform "Peel Me a Grape: A Celebration of Supper and Song." Fri 1/9, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

MORNING 40 FEDERATION, LANGHORNE SLIM, THUNDERBUNNY perform at "The Amazing Big Deal Show" (see also Dance listings). Sat 1/10, 9:30 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-742-2543.

NINA NASTASIA, TIM ERIKSEN See Critic's Choice. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KATHRYN PAYNE Free concert. Fri 1/9, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

ABE QUIGLEY Free concert. Mon 1/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MARK SCHULTZ Benefit for Lazarus House. Sat 1/17, 7 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN Free in-store performance. Sat 1/17, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SWEET HELLO performs at "First Friday," followed by an open stage at 10 PM. Fri 1/9, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GREG TROOPER See Critic's Choice. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

VOLTA DO MAR, CHEER-ACCIDENT, TIME OF ORCHIDS Free concert. Thu 1/15, 7 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-684-5348.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fridays, 7 PM, Oh! Pair (in the pub). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Fri 1/16, 9:30 PM, Conscious Pool, Doubtful Guest, Andreas Kapsalis Trio, Specs. Sat 1/17, 9:30 PM, K-Rad, DJ? Acucrack, Odd*is*he, Milkbaby, A New January, Andre Solaris. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays and Tuesdays, Pat B. 815-356-6000.

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

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/9, Deans, Safes, Hawk. Sat 1/10, Van Go, Gidgets Ga Ga. Sun 1/11, Roche, Parallel Ensemble, Enso, Audio 8. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Fri 1/16, Kevin Lee, Cory Hance. Sat 1/17, Moses Gun, Dragonfly Red. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/10, Pat McCurdy. Wed 1/14, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. 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 1/9, Money Shot, Gary Stier, Quilts. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Second Sound, Raised on Zenith, El Orbits. Sun 1/11, Thrift Store Heroes, Burnside Bridge, Cobs. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/13, Canula, War Brides. Wed 1/14, Leroy Fix, Murmur, Future Leaders of the World. Thu 1/15, Spozstas, Memories, Cost of Recess. Fri 1/16, 10 PM, Patsys, Jumpsuit, Where's Jimmy K At?, Alex Maier. Sat 1/17, Siderunners, Woodrows, Delafields, Revelator. Sun 1/18, Dark Green Bottles. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/9, Drivers (see Spot Check), Jfksc, Situation, Disrobed. Sat 1/10, Drivers (see Spot Check), the Lowest of the Low, Poppies, Rich Experience. 773-770-2039.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Mondays, Marc Smith hosts a music and poetry showcase. 847-424-9800.

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

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fri 1/16, 8 PM-midnight, Heather Moran with pianist Damian Espinosa. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 1/9, 8 PM, Jesse Garon Presley & the Branson Family, Lord of the Yum Yum, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Bud Melvin. Sat 1/10, 5 PM, King Django with Eastern Standard Time, Dr. Ring Ring, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages); 9 PM, Polkaholics, Descendro Allegro, Sugarwalls, Quasar Wut Wut, Lynyrd's Innards perform at a battle of the bands hosted by Rory Lake. Sun 1/11, 5 PM, Fallout Boy, Haunted Life, Starstruck, Academy (all-ages); 9 PM, Goldman, Big Breakfast, A-Set. Tue 1/13, 8 PM, Late Nights, Evil Us's, Bear Claw. Wed 1/14, 8 PM, A Band Called Blower, Smush, Grinner. Thu 1/15, 8 PM, Camera, Dig for Fire, Silver Flint. Fri 1/16, 6 PM, Even in Blackouts, Last Annual, Suits, First Class (all-ages); 10 PM, Vodka Moxie, Saturday Nights, Handcuffs. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Demolition Doll Rods, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Super 8 Cum Shot, Tough & Lovely, Bon Appetit perform at a battle of the bands hosted by Rory Lake. Sun 1/18, 5 PM, Skapone (all-ages); 9 PM, Stunt Double Jesus, Domestic Godzilla, Emetic. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/9, Bump. Sat 1/10, Ernie Hendrickson Band. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Speargrass. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 1/9, Steve Roth. Sun 1/11 and Sun 1/18, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. 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. Sat 1/17, Marigold Engine. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 1/10, JT & the Clouds. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Sun 1/18, 8:30 PM, Paul Allodi. 630-953-7095.

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND STUDIO 1538 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike. 312-421-7860.

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. Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. 773-489-0379.

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

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

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

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Even Flow (Pearl Jam tribute). Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Pornstar, DJ Mike. Fri 1/16, 10 PM, Al Weber, Pete Shukoff, Wonderful Smith. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Lexxus. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/9, Underwater People. Sat 1/10, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 1/16, Catfight. Sat 1/17, Fabulous Janes. 847-541-4700.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Second Sunday of every month, Jason Mojica, Eric Ottens. 773-276-1411.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 1/9 and Fri 1/16, 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 1/10 and Sat 1/17, 8 PM, KT McCammond performs music by Eartha Kitt; 10:30 PM, Kristofer Simmons performs "I Ain't Got No Shame." Sun 1/11, 5 PM, Ed Rutherford performs "If You Can Find Me, I'm Here." Sun 1/11 and Sun 1/18, 7 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm perform their Christmas show "Table for Two." Wed 1/14, 8 PM, Thalia Tarsinos & Robin Trilling with accompanist Bob Allen. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/9, Mike Miller (Elvis tribute). Sun 1/11, DJ Lexi. Mon 1/12, Joe Camarillo. Tue 1/13, Mike Cook. Wed 1/14, DJ Sam-a-Rama spins country & western. Thu 1/15, DJ Jen B. Sun 1/18, Thunderwing, DJ Baron Von Sass. 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 1/9, 9 PM, Monster Trux, Chopper 5, Dead Electric, Paperbacks. Sat 1/10, 9 PM, D'z Nutz, Ken Sommer & the Substitutes, Last of the Showmen, Phoenix Sidewinder. Tue 1/13, 9 PM, Gone All Summer, Scissors, Gelheads, Thrift Store Heroes. Wed 1/14, 9 PM, Descarga, Sobredosis, ZT, Sfvmuto (no cover). Thu 1/15, 9 PM, Mindsight, Sudden Dark. Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Evan Dando, Steve & Liam. 773-489-3160.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/9, Covergurl. Sat 1/10, Mr. Myers. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 1/15, Murph. Fri 1/16, 20 Over. Sat 1/17, McTavish. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/10, 9 PM, Swamp Honkys. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by

Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Simmering, Air This Side of Caution. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Audiobon, Vultures Are Lovebirds, Slight Eccentric. Sat 1/10, 9 PM, Freaky Deaky, Mojo Filter, Halfway Jane, Matt Benoist. Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 1/13, 9 PM, Laca Sette, Pleyel, Bandages. Wed 1/14, 9:15 PM, Donner Surprise Party, KK. Thu 1/15, 8 PM, Mercury Daylong Cruise, Something Ordinary, Jay Mathes. Fri 1/16, 10 PM, Disposable Pets, 56 Hope Road, Tom Slater. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Loaded, Blackmaker, Future Leaders of the World, Big Bang Music Theory, Naked & Shameless. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Andrew Bird, Janet Bean & the Concertina Wire. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Duvall, Life at Sea, Emily Shrine. Sun 1/11, 9:30 PM, Barbeau, Forms, Crime and Judy. Mon 1/12, 8 PM, Brian Costello hosts a variety showcase with Kensuke Kagawa, featuring Darius Hurley, Lance "Romance" D'Ambrosia, musical guest M.O.T.O., and house band Krunchies. Thu 1/15, 10 PM, Fiery Furnaces, Baby Teeth. Fri 1/16, 9:30 PM, Modey Lemon, Sights, Bang! Bang! Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Del Rey, Unicorns, Candyland Riots. Sun 1/18, 9:30 PM, Joan of Arc, Chris Brokaw, Rabbit Rabbit. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike. Sat 1/17, Alex & the All-Stars. 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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Sat 1/10 and Thu 1/15, Hydro. Sun 1/11 and Fri 1/16, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Wednesdays, DJ Daddy Lester. Sat 1/17, Flex Crew. Sun 1/18, Big People Tings. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, Chris Gates, DJ Karyn. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn. 773-395-2700.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 1/9, 8 PM, 7Deez. Sat 1/10, 9 PM, X-Side. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Wombats. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Weathered (Creed tribute). 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/10, Undertow. Mondays, open mike with Love Jam. Sat 1/17, the Niche. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 630-922-9821.

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

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 1/9, 6 PM, Big D & the Kids' Table, Article 57, Rosedales, Negligents; 10 PM, Small Brown Bike (see Spot Check), Casket Lottery, Black Print. Sat 1/10, 5 PM, Steel Train, Fold, Switchblade Romance, Veritas; 9 PM, Small Brown Bike (see Spot Check), Casket Lottery, Russian. Sun 1/11, 8 PM, Personals, Southerly, Conversation. Tue 1/13, 8 PM, Goldblood, White Light, Daughter. Wed 1/14, 10 PM, the Talk (see Spot Check), Rushmores. Thu 1/15, 7 PM, Westbound Train, Zvooks, A Girl Named Craig. Fri 1/16, 6 PM, Holden's Catch, Like Young, End Transmission, Everest; 10 PM, Three Dollar Bill, Pal, Waste. Sat 1/17, 5 PM, F Minus, Kinison; 9 PM, Volta Do Mar, the Moment, Ris, Piglet. Sun 1/18, 7 PM, Unicorns, Blackbirds. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Wed 1/14, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Richard Schoen, Tonic, Fannie Floros, Tina Jenkins Crawley. Thu 1/15, 8:30 PM, Greg Trooper (see Critic's Choice), Mark McKay. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/9, 10:30 PM, KC Wilkerson, Barbara Hollek, Joe Corrado, Francesca Ruffo. Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 1/9, Changes. Sat 1/10, Malpractice Ltd. Wed 1/14, Shards host an open mike (no cover). Fri 1/16, Boatbuilders. Sat 1/17, Free Space. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, Dan Darrah. Fri 1/16, 9:30 PM, Bottle of Justus. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/9, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sat 1/10, Specs. Wed 1/14, Those Damn Kids. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 1/16, Dirty Switch. Sat 1/17, Choke Hold. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/9 and Fri 1/16, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/10 and Sat 1/17, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/11, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/12, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 1/13, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 1/14, 7:30 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/15, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/18, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 1/9, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 1/10 and Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 1/11 and Sun 1/18, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 1/12, 8 PM, Craig Stewart & Beckie Menzie. Tue 1/13, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 1/14 and Thu 1/15, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 1/16, 5:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

GILHOOLEY'S 3901 W. 103rd: Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Voices Lite. 773-233-2200.

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, 9:30 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 DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 1/17, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/11, 7 PM, Futz performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 1/9, 9 PM, Nancy Antevski & friends. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Zen Feat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Indugu. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, Clyde Federal, Palliard, Puerto Muerto. Sat 1/10, Street Van, Ethyl Mermen (see Spot Check), Wizards. Tue 1/13, 7:30 PM, Sunnyside Up (no cover). Thu 1/15, 9 PM, Interociter, Chinchilla Fury. Fri 1/16, Manishevitz, Head of Femur, Troubled Hubble. Sat 1/17, Two Cow Garage, Riviera. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/9, 9 PM, Ben Hollis Band. Thu 1/15, 9 PM, Funky Wordsmyths. Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Catfish Stephenson, Christine Costanzo. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Snatch. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/9, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt & friends; 10 PM, Swamp Sugar. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Lindsey Graham; 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Thu 1/15, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Fri 1/16, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt & friends. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Branches. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/10, Speargrass, Herbert Wiser Band, Catfish Jenkins. Wed 1/14, open mike hosted by Martin Gillogly. Fri 1/16, Blue Star Highway, Barron James Band, Guam. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Lightning & Thunder. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/9, 9:30 PM, J. Davis Trio, Baldwin Brothers. Sun 1/11, 6 PM, Mango Tribe, Pacifics, Serpent Feline. Tue 1/13, 9:30 PM, Pugslee Atomz, Speechwerks, Adam Babble, Altruisms, DJ Spontaneous, DJ Striz. Fri 1/16, 10 PM, discopoet Khari B. & Malik Yusef host the "Soul Poetry Cafe" open mike. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 PM. Tue 1/13, Filtered by the Spiral, Richard Syska. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 1/9, 7 PM, Virginia Coalition, Alice Peacock (all-ages). Thu 1/15, 9 PM, Jazz Mandolin Project with Jon Fishman, Gamble Brothers Band (18 & over). Sat 1/17, 9 PM, the Samples, Brian Vander Ark (18 & over). Sun 1/18, 7 PM, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

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.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Third Sunday of every month, 6-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

JOE BAILLY'S TAVERN 10854 S. Western: Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Dizzy Stick. 773-238-1313.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, Hairbanger's Ball. Wed 1/14, 8 PM, Karaoke Cult. 312-337-3486.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, Larry Hinds hosts the "Sixties Sunday Brunch." Mon 1/12, Astro Beat Circus. Tue 1/13, JT & the Clouds. 773-348-7592.

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

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

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

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

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sundays, 11 AM, Caribbean Castaways perform at a reggae brunch (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, "Upstarts" new-band showcase. 773-384-1040.

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

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

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 773-665-4500.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Mondays, 8 PM, Robert Cruz plays accordion. 773-489-9554.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/9, 10 PM, 220's, Failed Resistance, Rule 22, Autumn's Remorse. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Milkplow, Sonnets, Twice Pipes. Sundays, 10 PM, Pete Special. Tue 1/13, 9 PM, Everyday Celebrity, Phoenix Rising. Wed 1/14, 9 PM, Renzo, Stab Atlas (no cover). Fri 1/16, 10 PM, Powerknobs. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Sensei, Smoke Off Vinyl. 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: Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Cane Corso, Bobby Stratosphere, Cordy. Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Dub Is a Weapon (see Critic's Choice), Organ Wolf, Scale. Tue 1/13, 8 PM, Tom Wright, Zach Brock, Matt Ulery & the Narbia Quintet. Wed 1/14, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 1/15, 9 PM, Christopher Sullivan, Radiant Darling, Spin Spin Coupling. Fri 1/16, 10 PM, Garaj Mahal, Fly Williams. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Raised on Zenith, Hyper Maximus, A Girl and a Gun. 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Thu 1/15, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-8200.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/9, 7 PM, Cappadonna, Remedy, GZA (see Critic's Choice), Killah Priest, Rhyme 'n' Reason, Dezert Eez, Ill Noiz (all-ages). Sat 1/10, 6:30 PM, Lovehammers, Myllhouse, Egostatic, Premium (all-ages); 11 PM, Cappadonna, Remedy, GZA (see Critic's Choice), Killah Priest, Rhyme 'n' Reason, Dezert Eez, Ill Noiz (18 & over). Sun 1/11, 6:30 PM, Down the Line, Flapjacks, Kissers, Ernie Hendrickson (all-ages). Tue 1/13, 8:30 PM, Sleeping at Last (see Spot Check), Air This Side of Caution, Number One Fan, Scarecrow Garden (18 & over). Fri 1/16, 6:30 PM, Stripping the Pistol, Inept, Perfect Red (all-ages). Sat 1/17, 6:30 PM, Dillinger Escape Plan, the Locust, Your Enemy's Friends, the Oath (all-ages); midnight, Old 97's, Damnwells (sold out). Sun 1/18, 6 PM, Empyrean, Best Days Behind, Drawing a Blank, October Fall, Aesthetic Sense (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Moco Magana. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." 708-366-8073.

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

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar with DJs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7 PM, and jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Fri 1/9 and Fri 1/16, DJ White Russian. Sat 1/10, Chris Million. Tue 1/13, DJ Evil Vince. Sat 1/17, DJ V. 773-764-8900.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/9, Switchback. Sat 1/10, Stark Raving Dad. Thu 1/15, David Bruce. Fri 1/16, Mama's Dirty Secret. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/9, Steve, Conglomatron, Joe Fix It, Wonderloaf. Sat 1/10, Hoyne, Virage, Names. Wed 1/14, Facing Winter, Three Words to Live By. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Frontside, Tale of Genji, Chronic Bleeding, Syndrome, HeWhoCorrupts. 773-486-7774.

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

NANA'S COFFEE & MORE 5322 W. Lawrence: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kolette Stim hosts karaoke and an open mike. 773-777-5711.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/9, 5 PM, Jenny Bienemann (no cover); 9:30 PM, Milkbaby, Troy, Dad Factory. Sat 1/10, 5:30 PM, Goiter, Read More Learn More, Pomerantz (all-ages); 10 PM, National Quartet, Fareed Haque & Liz Conant. Sun 1/11, 7:30 PM, Future Leaders of the World, PGS, Basic Mind, Problem of the Day (all-ages). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Dutchmen, the Industry, Unique Chique, Crusterz. Sat 1/17, 5 PM, Indecisives, Societies Toilet, Undefined (all-ages); 9 PM, 56 Hope Road, Mer, Micki Croisant. 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Leyden Moon, T.D. Clark, Soul Pollution, Government Warning. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor & DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 1/14, 9 PM, Agent Zero, AM. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Whut, Loknut, Paincore. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike. Thu 1/15, 8 PM, Pal performs with Ken Hunt at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/9, 10 PM, DJ Bougie Soliterre, David Chavez, Cordell Johnson, Caswell James. Sat 1/10, 9 PM, Mojica, Head On. Sun 1/11, 11 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad, Tony Mojica (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 1/14, 10:30 PM, Reggaeton. Sun 1/18, 8 PM, Rockit Girl, Flutter, Bitch Be Cool. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Alan Parsons, Pride of Lions. Sat 1/17, 5 PM, Apartment 26, Fake Thing, Bite the Hand, Low on Life, Dreadlocked, Shiver, Honest Pod, Lifter (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irene Flores. 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. Fri 1/9, Johnny Rev. Sat 1/10, Marmalade, Steve Clark. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 1/14, Moe Black. Thu 1/15, Thac 0. Fri 1/16, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 1/17, Julian's Ride. Sun 1/18, Sunday Night Trio. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 1/10, Pat MacDonald, Eli Emily, Chicago Chicks (no cover). Sat 1/17, Polkaholics. 773-252-7767.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/10, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Sat 1/17, 9:30 PM, Teresa Long Experience. 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: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sun 1/18, 7:30 PM, Runaway Wordsmyths. 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.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Steve Poltz. Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Anne Harris; 10 PM, Stolie, Canasta. Sun 1/11, 8 PM, Robert Crenshaw, Don Dixon, Jamie Hoover, Bill Lloyd (see Critic's Choice). Wed 1/14, 8:30 PM, Tenki, Cisco Pike, Skid Marks. Thu 1/15, 9 PM, Lying in States (see Spot Check), Means, Where the Moon Came From, Narrator. Fri 1/16, 7 PM, Joie Calio, Dick Prall; 10 PM, Kevn Kinney, David Zollo. Sat 1/17, 7 and 10 PM, Wrens (early show with Architecture; late show with Ela, Paper Airplane Pilots; both shows sold out). Sun 1/18, 8 PM, Rockets Over Sweden, Helen Money. 773-525-2508.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Cinema (tribute to Genesis and Peter Gabriel). 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.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 1/15, Weeds. 312-441-9334.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Mon 1/12, Roche, Parallel Ensemble, Enso. 312-226-7600.

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 1/9, Problematica, Apollo Sunshine (see Spot Check), Chlorine. Sun 1/11, Tari Follet, Them Damn Kids, Volcano! Wed 1/14, Artificial West, Whitsend. Thu 1/15, Alan Trammell Band, Zaragoza Quartet, Duenow. Fri 1/16, Major's Junction, In Theory. Sat 1/17, Farm Crew, Garden Music, Dynamic Vibrations, DJ Itch13. 773-278-6600.

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

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

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 1/9, 9 PM, Amelia Royko, Andrue Sullivan. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Happy Ashtray, Dime Store String Band. Sun 1/11, 7 PM, Jen Dainton, Stephanie Dosen, Sue Fink, Jenny Bienemann. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Mon 1/12, 8 PM, Paul Christianson. Wed 1/14, 8 PM, Zach Berkman. Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Dan Zapruder, Mike Uva, John Aselin. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Erich Specht. Sun 1/18, 7 PM, Jackson Daly. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/9, Lunar Breakdown. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 11 PM, Pete Special; 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/9, Lucille, Bullet Called Life, Swizzle Tree. Sat 1/10, Regina Rodriguez, Hillbillies From Space. Thu 1/15, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Fri 1/16, Sons of Ra. Sat 1/17, Milk at Midnight, Flat Atom, Waxon 7. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/9, Hung Jury. Sat 1/10, Mike & Joe. Fri 1/16, Release, Members Only. Sat 1/17, Magpie. 630-264-2739.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Saturdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Scott Bailey. 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: Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Abe Quigley, Benjamin Dauer. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/9, Baaro. Sat 1/10, Roots Stems & Branches, Zeleke. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 1/12, D-Mose. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 1/15, Original Steppers, Mellow Cris. Fri 1/16, Flex Crew, Westbound Train. Sat 1/17, Rico, New Flavor. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/9, the Effect, Boda, Leaving Town (benefit for Estrojam). Sat 1/10, One-Eyed Show, Family Groove Company, Starrunner. Sundays, Starrunner. Wed 1/14, Continuum, Orquesta Ranura. Fri 1/16, Starcandy, Licks, Mike Gallagher Band. Sat 1/17, Shamier, Free Wheels, Run of the Mill. 773-929-1300.

Dance

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: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Rhythm (no cover). Thursdays, 5:30 PM, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim. 847-397-3100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through Mondays. Saturdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-227-6859.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, Frankie J. 312-733-3512.

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays. Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synth wave, goth, and industrial. 773-477-5238.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Zuaz. Tuesdays, DJ Mary Nisi, DJ Kevin McComb, Stu Helm. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world music. 773-394-1313.

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sun 1/11, Roche, Parallel Ensemble, Enso, Audio 8. 773-395-3002.

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ PCS. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. 312-243-1699.

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

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BLU 2247 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Speed. 773-549-5884.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, KScape. 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old-school house, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 312-475-9800.

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

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, Chris Gin. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Mike Mroz, DJ Bliss, DJ Abell. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Wednesdays, DJs spin at "industry night," hosted by Tommy Z. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins R&B, hip-hop, and house. 773-477-3661.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: Saturdays, 6 PM-3 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJs spin; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 312-397-0600.

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

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

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins downtempo, hip-hop, and deep house (no cover). Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Lugo spins with percussionist Louie Louie. 773-528-2220.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ 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 1/9, Felix da Housecat, Victor R. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, Jordan Caine. Sun 1/11, Pete Crow, Greg Drescher. Fri 1/16, Cedric Gervais, Victor R. Sun 1/18, Dream T with Brett Hendricksen, Greg Drescher. 312-266-1900.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 1/12, Vivache (live set), DJ M50, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Second Friday of every month, DJ 4BZ, DJ Kino, Mwelwa spin downtempo, Afrobeat, Latin, electro, nu jazz, and house. Sat 1/10, Pamp & Bear Who? spin hip-hop, classics, neo-soul, and Latin grooves. Second Sunday of every month, Jason Mojica, Eric Ottens. Second Monday of every month, Tim Shumaker, Steve Melvage. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. Thu 1/15, Justin Long, DJ Devo & guests spin house, acid jazz, Brazilian lounge, jungle, dancehall, and Afrobeat. 773-276-1411.

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

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

DRU'S LOUNGE 2101 S. China Place: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sat 1/10, DJ Primal & DJ Jeremy spin underground house and trance. Tue 1/13, Brian Ffar, Alex Mattson. 312-567-9349.

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, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ Theory. Mondays, 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 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). Fridays, DJ Frique, Dirty MF. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (preceded by the Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike at 7:30 PM). Tuesdays, Vince Adams, Pharris Thomas, Phat Mike, John Styles. Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. Fri 1/16, Grand Wizard Theodore. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Striz, Justin Reed. Saturdays, DJ Form spins downtempo and hip-hop. Mondays, Mandorock, Larone G., Wonyupkim, Funsho with JJ Jameson & Avery B. Young. Tuesdays, Jalel spins downtempo and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Form, DJ 8. Thursdays, RB spins B-sides, soul, funk, and hip-hop. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays); no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

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

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, Chip-Chop & RSB1000 spin electronic music at "Sample Ed1t" (tracks may be brought in to add to the mix). 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, JustJoey, Brian Borden. 312-527-5600.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

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

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Mondays, DJ Rob Axis. 773-394-2066.

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

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

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

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

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

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Saturdays, DJs spin. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Thursdays, DJ Bacchus spins house (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. Thursdays, Jesse de la Pena. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, General Jah Son. Saturdays, DJ Striz spins hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover). Sundays, DJ Jam Sandwich, Castration DJ. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, Flirt with Margaret Noble, Rebecca, Janel Roland, Code Blue, Michelle Musial, Brenda D, Shaka 23, Kali. Thursdays, Shon Dervis & DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

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

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, 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.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 773-528-2622.

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly in the Ghost Bar (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Todd. Saturdays, DJ Sheldon. 312-575-9900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Sat 1/10 and Sat 1/17, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Tony 2 Much, Billy the Kid. 708-756-0600.

ORLY'S 1660 E. 55th: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Stoney & DJ Corleone spin hip-hop, deep house, and reggae (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Stoney. Mondays, Leonard Part Sixx & Jam Master J spin deep house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-638-2469.

LE PASSAGE 937 N. Rush: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, DJ Victor "Wolf" spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, and Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente & Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

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

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-733-6699.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 1/9, Kenny Hawkes, DJ Heather. Sat 1/10, Colette, Rock Dee. Sun 1/11, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Sat 1/17, Justin Long, Traxx, Mike Pugh. Sun 1/18, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 1/9, DB, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare groove. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Mon 1/12, Roche, Parallel Ensemble, Enso. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. 312-226-7600.

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

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Chilliwinters. Mondays, Mike Fritz with guests. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

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

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

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. Second Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). Third 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. Fridays, Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Schim. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, Pat Clark, DJ Schim. Thursdays, DJ Alexo, DJ Big Time, DJ Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 1/9, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Alex Peace, Bam Bam, Jimmie Page, Johnny Chaos, James Lauer, Justin Long, DJ Monna, DJ FLX, Hipolito Sanchez, Tim Eb, Aaron Chase. Sat 1/10, D:fuse, Eddie Hallowell, Gary Lacosta. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory. Wednesdays, Chris Gin, DJ Droopy & others spin at "Lunacy: The Dark Playground." Sat 1/17, Kevin Saunderson, Ron Carroll, Mazi. 312-266-2114.

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

WHITE STAR 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. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Storm, DJ Phatman & Jeremy Coutre spin house. Mondays, DNS, Monna & Monna spin jazz and house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego, DJ Reggie & DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, George Bates & Savoir Faire spin deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/9, DJ Garth, DJ Jeno, James Curd. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 1/16, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Ron Carroll, Dajae. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

BRYAN BOWERS Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

CHICAGO SACRED HARP SINGERS anniversary concert with Tim Eriksen (see Critic's Choice). Sun 1/11, 10 AM-4 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-276-4277.

FREE HAM performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Spider Vetter. Mon 1/12, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

JOEL MABUS Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

NINA NASTASIA, TIM ERIKSEN See Critic's Choice. Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OSBORNE BROTHERS Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Sat 1/17, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

SWEET ACCORD Free concert. Fri 1/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GREG TROOPER See Critic's Choice. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

WALTER & PATTY perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Sun 1/11, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

DENNIS WARNER Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

WRONG ROAD STRING BAND performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Dot Kent. Sun 1/18, 2 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with John Daley (no cover). 773-478-4408.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tue 1/13, Irish session with Cleek Schrey & Motti Pikelny. 773-334-4040.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 1/11, 7 PM, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. 847-424-9800.

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

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

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

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 1/12, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Fri 1/16, Bluegrass Advocates. 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). 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. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Wednesdays, open mike. 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.

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: Thu 1/15, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Robin Bienemann. 773-278-1830.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fridays, 5:30 PM, and Sundays, 3:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/16, 7:30 and 10 PM, Bonnie Koloc. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 1/10, Ed Hall. 630-393-1247.

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

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Sean Cleland & Pat Finnegan host an Irish session. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jim DeWan hosts an Irish session. 773-271-9000.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Second Sunday of every month, open stage. 847-949-5355.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 1/14, 9:30 PM, Tractor Kings. 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, 6-9 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band (no cover). 773-486-1099.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 1/11, 9:30 PM, Rob Reid. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. Sun 1/18, 9:30 PM, Melissa Hart. 773-235-9795.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Country Road. 312-337-3486.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 1/12, 9:30 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). Sun 1/18, 9 PM, Gan Bua. 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Code West. 708-366-8073.

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

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 1/13, 8 PM, Mike Mangione, Christopher Sullivan, Michael Cerveris. 773-525-2508.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Sat 1/10, Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band, Hoyle Brothers. 773-278-6600.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 1/9, Tim Grimm. Fri 1/16, Wandering Endorphin. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

CORA BALDWIN, MINISTER PATRICK MCCALL, PRAISE & ANOINTED CHOIR, MARQSEVEN, SB, IBU, ADRIOHN RICHARDSON & others perform at the Chicago Music Opportunity Project Artists' Concert. Fri 1/9, 7 PM, Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S. Federal. 773-638-5808.

CHAINSAW DUPONT Free in-store performance. Sat 1/10, 1 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

CHICAGO BLUES MUSEUM ALL STARS Free concert. Fri 1/16, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

ERWIN HELFER Free concert. Fri 1/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HUBERT SUMLIN, DAVID JOHANSEN, PINETOP PERKINS, DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS, DEVIL IN A WOODPILE, NICHOLAS TREMULIS ORCHESTRA, CESAR ROSAS & DAVID HIDALGO perform at the 13th annual Hopefest benefit for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, with a tribute to John "Juancho" Donahue by Studs Terkel. Sun 1/18, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-435-4548 or 312-559-1212.

HOWARD TATE, BETTYE LAVETTE, CHICAGO BLUES MACHINE Tribute to Koko Taylor. Fri 1/16, 7 PM, Shubert Theatre, 22 W. Monroe. 312-902-1400.

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.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 1/9, Mississippi Heat. Sat 1/10, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 1/11, 10 PM, Aron Burton (no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 1/14, Eddie Taylor Jr. Thursdays, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants host a jam. Fri 1/16, Matthew Skoller & Lurrie Bell. Sat 1/17, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 847-424-9800.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Fri 1/9, and Sat 1/10, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/16 and Sat 1/17, Grana Louise Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Thursdays, Sundays, Fri 1/16, and Sat 1/17, Shirley Johnson Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 1/11, Slam Allen. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/13, Liz Mandville Greeson. Wed 1/14, Pistol Pete. Thu 1/15, Jimmy Burns. Fri 1/16 and Sat 1/17, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

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

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Fri 1/9, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Willie Kent & the Gents (sold out). Sat 1/10, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Dion Payton (sold out). Sun 1/11, 4 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 7:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Wayne Baker Brooks. Mon 1/12, 9:30 PM, Brother John hosts the jam. Wed 1/14, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Thu 1/15, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene (no cover); 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Nick Moss. Fri 1/16, 5:30 PM, Lurrie Bell; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Nicholas Tremulis (sold out). Sat 1/17, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Billy Branch (sold out). Sun 1/18, 9:30 PM, Doug McDonald. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Tue 1/13, Whompeters. 847-256-8870.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/9, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. Sat 1/10, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fri 1/16, Groove Hogs. Sat 1/17, Kenny Neal. 630-513-0074.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 1/10, 9:30 PM, Recliners. 630-790-4878.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/10, Howard & the White Boys. 847-516-0300.

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

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 1/10, 9 PM, Mississippi Heat. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 630-416-4898.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Thursdays, midnight, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/9, 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 1/10, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Tue 1/13, Detroit Danny & the Road Kings (no cover). Thu 1/15, Mike Wheeler hosts an open jam (no cover). Sat 1/17, Buzz Kilman & the Blues Rocket Scientists. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Catfish Stephenson, Christine Costanzo. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Snatch. 773-465-8005.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, 9:30 PM, Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 1/13, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. Wed 1/14 and Thu 1/15, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Second Sunday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 708-647-6519.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, Billy Branch. 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. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 1/15, Vino Louden. Fri 1/16 and Sat 1/17, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Tuesdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

LINDA'S LOUNGE 1044 W. 51st: Mondays, 9:30 PM, L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band. 708-335-1271.

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

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

MESSNERS 3553 N. Southport: Tue 1/13, 8 PM, Twisted Jazz. 773-325-0123.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 1/16, 10 PM, Swing Face. 708-366-8073.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/10, Heavy Hitters. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 1/17, Smooth as Silk. 630-688-8866.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/10, Dyno-Mite Blues Band. Sat 1/17, Jimmy Burns. 773-252-1155.

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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/9, Q Blue. Wed 1/14, Neil Rose Band. 773-276-9730.

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

RHAPSODY 65 E. Adams: Mondays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Twisted Jazz. 312-786-9911.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/9, Vini & the Demons. Sat 1/10, Nora Jean. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 1/16, Eddie Taylor Jr., Larry Taylor. Sat 1/17, Billy Boy Arnold, James Wheeler. 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 1/9, Byther Smith. Sat 1/10, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 1/16, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 1/17, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/9, Billy. Sat 1/10, Jimmy Upstairs. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Thursdays, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Sat 1/17, Eddie Taylor Jr. 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

AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-550-1543.

GUITAR DUO ECLECTICO Fri 1/9, 7:30 PM, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood. 773-539-0893.

BOBBY LEWIS, MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-926-9898.

FRED LONBERG-HOLM, ERNST KAREL, DJ NAMEZ Sun 1/18, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

WENDY MORGAN & KARL MONTZKA Sun 1/18, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

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

JUDY ROBERTS performs "The Great American Songbook." Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

PETER SALTZMAN Free in-store performances. Fri 1/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DAVID SANBORN Sat 1/10, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

SUENOS Sun 1/18, 2-3:30 PM, Deerfield Public Library, 850 Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-945-5000.

Jazz

Clubs

AACM NU BEGINNINGS 7051 S. Crandon: Sundays, 3-7 PM, open jam hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer and pianist Justin Dillard (no cover). 773-752-2212.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/9, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 1/10, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. 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 1/13, 5:30 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 1/16, noon, Franz Jackson. Sat 1/17, 9:30 PM, Suenos. 312-642-6805.

APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Von Freeman & friends. 773-483-7728.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Rudy Jackson & Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Every other Sunday, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/9, Sat 1/10, and Thu 1/15 through Sun 1/18, Bobby Lewis. Sun 1/11, Erin McDougald. 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.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Thursdays, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants host a jam. 847-424-9800.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thu 1/15, 7-11 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-587-3660.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 1/9, Who Needs Dave. 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. Fri 1/9, Rhythm Rockets. Fri 1/16, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Sat 1/17, Deep Blue Organ Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/10, John Wanzel, Philip von Zweck, Peter Rosenbloom, Jonathan Chen, Quentin Arnold. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. 847-647-8282.

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

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/9, Dede Sampaio Trio. Sat 1/10 and Sat 1/17, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 1/15, Bob Davis Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

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

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

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

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

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30-11 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-10 PM, Scott Earl Holman (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 1/13, 9:30 PM, Jeb Bishop Trio. Wed 1/14, 9:30 PM, Tim Daisy, Nate McBride, Aram Shelton, Ken Vandermark. 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 1/11, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. Sun 1/18, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 1/12, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 PM, Ken Shiokawa. 773-262-5767.

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: Sat 1/10, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). Fri 1/16, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 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 1/9, 9 PM, and Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Ernest Dawkins's Live the Spirit Band. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/11, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Damon Short Sextet (see Critic's Choice), Dave Onderdonk. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/16, 9 PM, and Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet with Bob Sheppard. 773-878-5552.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Wed 1/14, 9 PM, John Paris Duo performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sun 1/18, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 1/12, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 1/14, 8:30 PM, Paul Wertico Trio (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

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

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

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Sun 1/11, 9:30 PM, Jeb Bishop with Josh Abrams & Hamid Drake (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 1/9 through Sun 1/11, David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. Thu 1/15, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Jazz Festival with Eldee Young, Ryan Cohan, Bob Sheppard. Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Jazz Festival with Tropicale, Howard Levy, Bradley Young. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Jazz Festival with Project 9, Billy Harper, Anthony Brock. Sun 1/18, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Jazz Festival with Susan May, Bobby Schiff, Billy Harper. 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, 7-10:30 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet with Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

JIMMY'S PLACE 13822 S. Indiana, Riverdale: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Senabella & Jazz Deluxe. 708-849-1990.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Fri 1/9, 10 PM, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson. Sat 1/10, Carl Leukaufe. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Second Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, T-Monique Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

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

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 1/14, 7 PM, Ron Smith Duo (no cover). 630-446-4001.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 1/10, 10 PM, Five After Five. 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: Supper club and bar with DJs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7 PM, and jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Sun 1/11, Rob Denty Trio. 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.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 630-782-9091.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays through Sundays, 8:30 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

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

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Wed 1/14, Ernest Dawkins Trio. Thu 1/15, King Fleming. Fri 1/16 and Sat 1/17, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-243-3700.

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

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

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

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thu 1/15, Chicago Rose, Johnny Frigo Trio. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/9, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sat 1/10, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Thursdays, George McRae Quartet with Jim Gailloreto. Fri 1/16, 6 PM, Tim Green; 9 PM, Tim Green Quartet. Sat 1/17, John Goldman Quartet. 773-472-1000.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Pkwy.: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, Erin McDougald Trio. 312-266-0360.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 1/13, Grant Strombeck & Carl Leukaufe with Dan Shapera and Brian O'Hern. 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.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Tue 1/13, Brother John Duo. 312-527-2722.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Duo. 312-527-3510.

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

TONY PAISON'S 5101 Washington, Gurnee: No cover. Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Earl Holman. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman Trio. 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. Fri 1/9 and Fri 1/16, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-577-5151.

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

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

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/9, Gerald Davis Quintet. Sat 1/10, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis with Hanah Jon Taylor, Malachi Favors & others. Sat 1/17, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake, Ernest Dawkins. Sun 1/18, Ed Wilkerson, Nicole Mitchell, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra. 312-791-9050.

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

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

DIEGO AMADOR accompanied by percussionist Luis Amador performs at the opening-night concert of Flamenco 2004; free admission. Wed 1/14, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

VUSI MAHLASELA Mon 1/12, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/10, 10:30 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta, Lunares (preceded by free dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Sat 1/17, 10:30 PM, Papo Santiago, Franklin Paz, Mike Maldonado perform at "Battle of the Chicago Soneros," hosted by Angel Melendez. 312-362-9707.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 1/15, 9 PM, Orquesta Ranura. 312-492-6100.

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

Classical

AHN TRIO (Nyman, Piazzolla, Wreede, Yedidia & others). Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 708-524-6942.

ARS ANTIGUA in a free concert (Purcell, Corelli, Telemann, Handel, Bach). Sat 1/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391.

JOHN BRYANT, THOMAS GOUWENS, DEREK NICKELS & LOUIS PLAYFORD organists, with violinist Alison Alcorn-Oppedahl in a free concert (Alain, Bach, Buxtehude, Durufle, Thalben-Ball, Vierne). Sun 1/18, 4 PM, Church of the Holy Comforter, 222 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth. 847-251-6120.

ROBERT CHEN & MARTA AZNAVOORIAN violin & piano (Faure, Debussy, Sarasate). Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

STUDENTS OF THE CHICAGO CONSORTIUM OF COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOLS in a free concert. Sun 1/11, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, 8 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with pianist Louis Lortie (Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Jones). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ALAN CHOW, RICHARD GRAEF, SCOTT HOSTETLER, J. LAWRIE BLOOM, LARRY COMBS, ROBERT BARRIS, GAIL WILLIAMS, RUSSELL HERSHOW, GERARDO RIBEIRO, YUAN-QING YU, DIANE MUES & STEPHEN BALDERSTON piano, flute, oboe, clarinets, bassoon, horn, violins, viola & cello (Poulenc, Grieg, Brahms). Fri 1/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 1/10 and Sat 1/17, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley & cellist Ani Aznavoorian (Khachaturian, Hovhaness, Spendiarov). Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS with vocalist Julia Bentley & Eighth Blackbird (Schoenberg, Chen, Fitzell, Mackey). Tue 1/13, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip J. Bauman, conductor, with baritone Kirk Walker & ballroom dancers

Tommye Giacchino & Gregory Day in a pops concert. Fri 1/16 and Sat 1/17, 8 PM, and Sun 1/18, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EVANSTON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, LINCOLN QUARTET with harpsichordist David Schrader, flutist Richard Graef, oboist Michael Henoch, clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom & double bassist Michael Hovhanian (Beethoven, Falla, Dvorak). Sun 1/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Eckerling, conductor, with violinist Nicolas Kendall (Mendelssohn, Falla, Shostakovich). Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/9, 12:10 PM, trumpeter Jeff Holbrook & pianist Gloria Cardoni. Fri 1/16, 12:10 PM, harpsichordist Shirley Grudzien. 312-787-4570.

HERITAGE CHORALE Kurt Amolsch, conductor (Pergolesi, Weelkes, Thompson). Sat 1/10, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 1/11, 3 PM, St. Bernardine Church, 7246 W. Harrison, Forest Park. 708-848-9066.

I VIOLINISTI VIRTUOSI (Prokofiev, Moszkowski, Sinding, Sarasate). Sun 1/11, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with guitarist Ana Vidovic (Bernstein, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Stravinsky, Gray). Sat 1/10, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774.

JENNET INGLE & PAUL HAMILTON oboe & piano, in a free concert (Bach, Schumann, Britten). Wed 1/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE Cliff Colnot conducts music of Bernard Rands in a free concert. Fri 1/16, 8 PM (preceded by a master class and open rehearsal at 6 PM), Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6300.

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

SOYOUNG KEE piano. Sun 1/11, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 847-324-3126.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with cellist Bion Tsang in an all-Dvorak program. Fri 1/9 and Sat 1/10, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor, with trumpeter Tage Larsen (Copland, Haydn, Tchaikovsky). Sun 1/18, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural & Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Edita Randova in a free concert (Ives, Dvorak, Faure). Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 1/9, Mon 1/12, Wed 1/14, and Sat 1/17, 7:30 PM, Emmanuel Villaume, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, tenor Jose Cura & baritone Jean-Philippe Lafont (Saint-Saens, Samson et Dalila). 312-332-2244.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS in a free chamber concert (Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Lepper, Liugren). Sun 1/18, 2 PM, Midwest Young Artists, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

NEWBERRY CONSORT Fri 1/9, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor (Brahms, Dvorak). Sun 1/18, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with pianist Sungha Kim in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 1/18, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton & Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Paul Lindblad, conductor (J.C. Bach, Zimmerman, Bairstow, Gieschen, B. Allen, Gardner, Burgk, Lindblad, K. Allen, Burleigh). Sun 1/18, 4 PM, St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-383-4742.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK in a free season preview. Mon 1/12, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

AURELIEN PEDERZOLI & EMILY ROSE HYUN Thu 1/15, 6 PM, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 500 N. Michigan. 312-822-9545.

PRAIRIE WINDS Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636. Sun 1/18, 4 PM, Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware. 773-442-4978.

PROTEGE CONCERTO COMPETITION Free admission. Sun 1/18, noon-6 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 1/10 and Sat 1/17, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ANITA MILLER RIEDER, PETER SWENSON & CRAIG TROMPETER flute, theorbo & bass viol, in a program of French Baroque composers (Couperin, Marais, Morel, Barre, Philidor & Hotteterre). Sun 1/11, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Don Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with violinists from the Talent School of Western Springs (Bach, Vivaldi, Bruch, Wineiawski, Farrenc). Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SCHOLA ANTIQUA OF CHICAGO Calvin M. Bower conducts plainchant & early polyphonic liturgical music (Dufay, Dunstaple & others). Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 312-208-1159.

ROBERT SIMS baritone (Mozart, Ravel, Grier, Kern). Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 1/15, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Radu Lupu in an all-Schumann program. Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in an all-Schumann program. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Gidon Kremer in an all-Schumann program. Sun 1/18, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Jonathan Biss in an all-Schumann program. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with pianists Cole DeGenova & Darius Weil, narrators Jim Gill & Carl Grapentine & dance company Momenta (Saint-Saens, Schickele). Sun 1/11, 4 PM, Oak Park River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

VERMEER QUARTET with pianist Andrea Swan & clarinetist Russell Dagon (Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky). Fri 1/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

VIENNA WALTZ ENSEMBLE Sun 1/11, 4 PM, Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, 1155 E. 57th. 773-442-4978.

WHEATON COLLEGE OPERA MUSIC THEATER performs Debussy's The Prodigal Son. Tue 1/13 through Sat 1/17, 7:30 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

Miscellaneous

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Thu 1/15, Curie High School Chorus performs a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Fri 1/16, Chicago Board of Education All High School Jazz Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

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