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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES TRIBUTE) Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

SANDY ANDINA Free in-store performance. Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BEN ARTHUR, JENNIFER MARKS Tue 1/20, 10 AM, Wheeling High School, 900 S. Elmhurst, Wheeling. 847-718-7000. Tue 1/20, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

TRACY BECK Free concert. Thu 1/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

CAPITOL STEPS 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.

NEKO CASE, JOHN & LAURIE STIRRATT Fri 1/23, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

COMMONBOND Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, Summerdale Community Church/Good Shepherd Parish Metropolitan Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

ANI DIFRANCO, NOE VENABLE See Critic's Choice on Ani DiFranco; see Spot Check on Noe Venable; sold out. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

DOG FASHION DISCO, WOLFPAC All-ages. Thu 1/22, 7 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 847-836-8820.

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

JOHN GOODWIN performs with the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra in a tribute to George Gershwin. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

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.

HEWHOCORRUPTS, HEAD HITS CONCRETE, RAMMER, DESTROY THE FOUNDATION Fri 1/23, 6 PM, McGaw Hall, room 130, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-4062.

KELLY HOGAN & SCOTT LIGON, DEVIL IN A WOODPILE, BUY BULLETS Free concert. Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8289 or 773-702-8477.

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

STEVEN LUTVAK, WEIRD SISTERS 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.

MANISHEVITZ Free in-store performance. Fri 1/16, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MAUREEN McGOVERN Sat 1/24, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

RHETT MILLER Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice on Old 97's. Sun 1/18, 11:30 AM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

KATHY MISURAC Free concert in the ballroom. Mon 1/19, 6:30 PM, The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. 815-609-0669.

MORAL DECAY, HEWHOCORRUPTS, ATTENTION SPAN, FORK KNIFE SPOON, ORGAN, INVERTED Sat 1/24, 6:30 PM, South Pointe Centre, 200 Gurler, De Kalb. 815-758-5636.

NINE MILES Free in-store performance. Sat 1/24, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

FRANK ORRALL with Susan Voelz, Earl Talbot, Dag Juhlin, Leddie Garcia, Rick Gehrenbeck, Eddie Carlson, Poi Dog Pondering (acoustic), J. Davis Trio. Thu 1/22, 6-11 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7600 or 312-559-1212.

JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

ROOTS ROCK SOCIETY Free concert. Wed 1/21, noon, student center lounge, Building A, Harper College, Roselle & Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

MARK SCHULTZ Benefit for Lazarus House. Sat 1/17, 7 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900 or 800-511-1552.

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

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

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: 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, DJ Rikler. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Thu 1/22, 8 PM, Treologic, Heiruspecs, Daily Bridge Club, Small Change. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Baldwin Brothers. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Jennifer Hartswick Band, 1000 Vertical Ft., Punsapaya (18 & over). 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.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Sat 1/24, 2 PM, Ben Arthur, Jennifer Marks. 630-778-9090.

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/16, Kevin Lee, Cory Hance. Sat 1/17, Moses Gun, Dragonfly Red. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Fri 1/23, Signified Sound System. Sat 1/24, Johnny Rev. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 1/21, open mike with Evidence. 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 1/16, Patsys, Jumpsuit, Where's Jimmy K At?, Alex Maier. Sat 1/17, Siderunners, Woodrows, Delafields, Revelator. Sun 1/18, Cancer Merchants, Dark Green Bottles, Easy Tiger. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/20, 7 PM, Tangerine Arts Group hosts an open mike. Wed 1/21, Future Leaders of the World, Eric Mahle. Thu 1/22, Red Vinegar. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Trouser, Sounddrifter, Scale. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Artist Formerly Known as Vince, Ruth Buzzy, Wiplot, Pie-Eyed Pete. Sun 1/25, Sa Ermott, Unicycle Dragrace, Fort Rile Dog. 773-281-4444.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 773-435-0130.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike for hip-hop 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. Fri 1/23, 8 PM-midnight, Heather Moran with pianist Steve Carson. 312-587-3660.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: 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; 10 PM, DJ Pure Pop for the Now People spins upstairs. Sun 1/18, 5 PM, Skapone, Vicious de Papa, 2 Face, Captain Supreme, Nine Spot (all-ages); 9 PM, Stunt Double Jesus, Domestic Godzilla, Hedspin. Tue 1/20, 8 PM, Inspector Owl, Burnside Bridge, 48 Sin, Straight Jack. Wed 1/21, 8 PM, American Draft, Foxtail VST, Polymer, Last Year's Man; 10 PM, Darren Spitzer spins upstairs. Thu 1/22, 8 PM, the Motion, Danglers, Douglass Kings, Kalahari. Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Mr. Len, Roosevelt Franklin, Kice, Diverse (18 & over). Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Frogs, New Black, Dutchmen, Drapes, No Doctors perform at a battle of the bands hosted by Rory Lake. Sun 1/25, 5 PM, Scissors, Eric Kmick Quintet (all-ages); 9 PM, Arks, Roma Saddam, Personals, Sorins. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 10:30 PM, and Thu 1/22, 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. Sun 1/18 and Sun 1/25, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 1/23, Shards with John "Sniff" Metzger. 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. Fri 1/23, Voices Lite. Sat 1/24, Tumbleweed. Sun 1/25, Zack Karr hosts an open mike. 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.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 1/23, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

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

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

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/16, Only Sons. Sat 1/17, Wave. Fri 1/23, Cousin It. Sat 1/24, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). 847-524-9910.

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

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

CLEO'S 1935 W. Chicago: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Chapman. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Wes Hollywood. 312-243-5600.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. 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 1/16, 10 PM, Dan Darrah, Al Weber, Pete Shukoff, Wonderful Smith. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Lexxus. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Pornstar, DJ Mike. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Voodoo Kings. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/16, Catfight. Sat 1/17, Fabulous Janes, Love in a Box. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Sat 1/24, Weathered (Creed tribute). 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 1/16 and Fri 1/23, 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 1/17 and Sat 1/24, 8 PM, KT McCammond performs music by Eartha Kitt; 10:30 PM, Kristofer Simmons performs "I Ain't Got No Shame." Sun 1/18 and Sun 1/25, 7 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm perform "Table for Two." Wed 1/21, 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. Sun 1/18, Thunderwing, DJ Baron Von Sass. Mon 1/19, DJ Andy. Tue 1/20, DJ Alex. Wed 1/21, Scott Cizek spins rockabilly. Thu 1/22, DJ Gina. Sun 1/25, DJ Jillian. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Four Man Band with Michelle Kubart (Janis Joplin tribute). 312-836-7870.

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 1/16, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks, Cooksie. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Evan Dando, Steve & Liam. Tue 1/20, 9 PM, Matthew, University, Brian Whitman, Scarecrow Garden. Wed 1/21, 9 PM, Psycho Ex-Lover, Lifter. Thu 1/22, 9 PM, Baseball Furies, Functional Blackouts, Vee Dee, Miss Alex White, Manhandlers, Horizontal Action DJs perform at a release party for Maybe Chicago? (see Spot Check). Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Ode, Katie Todd Band, Dirty Love. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Downtown Tripper Mind, Silents, Blackbox, Terminal Bliss. 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 1/16, 20 Over. Sat 1/17, McTavish. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 1/22, Wojdyla. Fri 1/23, Backstage Pass. Sat 1/24, Otherwise Civilized. 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: Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Simmering, Air This Side of Caution (with a late set by Kryer). Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Fri 1/23, 9:30 PM, X-Side, Ten With Strangers, Supermint. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Bamboo Grove, Segway, Yesmen. Sun 1/25, 9 PM, Michael Glabicki, Dave Tamkin. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: 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. Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Wed 1/21, 9 PM, Cockfight, Taxi, Electricon. Thu 1/22, 9 PM, Fit Centurion, Souls for Rent. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Drunken Monkey, Buddy Nuisance, Pulse. Sat 1/24, 9:45 PM, Dropped Once, Nine Spot, Thing 3, Dyrtybyrd. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 1/16, 9:30 PM, Modey Lemon, Sights, Bang! Bang! Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Del Rey, Unicorns (see Critic's Choice), Candyland Riots. Sun 1/18, 9:30 PM, Joan of Arc, Chris Brokaw, Rabbit Rabbit. Mon 1/19, 9:30 PM, Donna Summer, Stunt Rock, Cruder & Dorkmeister. Thu 1/22, 10 PM, Thunderwing, Euphone, Wizards. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Califone, Make Believe. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Greenhornes, Hot Machines, Tears. Sun 1/25, 8 PM, Academy Records, Flowers of Evil, Hamza Walker, Glasses, Singing Flowers, Stories for Boys (benefit for InterReview magazine). 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/17, Alex & the All-Stars. Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike. Sat 1/24, Mr. Clean. 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. Fri 1/16 and Thu 1/22, Indika. Sat 1/17, Flex Crew. Sun 1/18, Big People Tings. Mondays, DJs spin. Wednesdays, DJ Daddy Lester. Fri 1/23, Hydro. 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 1/16, 8 PM, Wombats. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Weathered (Creed tribute). Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Flashpoint. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Hi Fidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/17, the Niche. Mondays, open mike with Love Jam. Sat 1/24, Love Jam. 773-685-8083.

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

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fri 1/16, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 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 1/16, 6 PM, Holden's Catch, the Like Young (see Spot Check), End Transmission, Typewriter; 10 PM, Three Dollar Bill, Pal, Waste. Sat 1/17, 5 PM, F Minus, the Kinison (see Spot Check), Failed Resistance; 9 PM, Volta Do Mar, the Moment, Ris, Piglet. Sun 1/18, 7 PM, Unicorns (see Critic's Choice), Pit Er Pat (see Spot Check). Wed 1/21, 7 PM, Vyle, Pugslee Atomz, JD Walker, Unorthodox, Iomos Marad. Thu 1/22, 6 PM, Off by One. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Coup Forre. Sat 1/24, 5 PM, Braille, Ammi; 10 PM, New Constitution. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Thu 1/22, 8:30 PM, Blue Velvet Highway. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. Fri 1/23, 10:30 PM, Joe Corrado, Francesca Ruffo, KC Wilkerson (no cover). 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 1/16, Boatbuilders. Sat 1/17, Free Space. Fri 1/23, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 1/24, Seven Day Run, 56 Hope Road. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 1/16, 9:30 PM, Bottle of Justus. Fri 1/23, 9:30 PM, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/16, Dirty Switch. Sat 1/17, Choke Hold. Wed 1/21, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 1/23, Jack Crofoot, Nancy Connelly, Jim Frazier. Sat 1/24, Prairie Town, Hungries. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Triple Dawg Dare. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Evidence (benefit for Bear Necessities pediatric cancer foundation). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/16 and Fri 1/23, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/17 and Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/18 and Sun 1/25, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/19, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 1/20, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 1/21, 7:30 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/22, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 1/16, 5:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 1/17 and Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 1/18 and Sun 1/25, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 1/19, 8 PM, Debbie Matt & Beckie Menzie. Tue 1/20, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 1/21 and Thu 1/22, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 1/23, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 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. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Taniq. 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 1/18, 7 PM, Weird Sisters & Strange Brothers perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

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

GROUNDS FOR APPEAL ESPRESSO BAR & CAFE 3242 S. Oak Park, Berwyn: Fri 1/23, 4 PM, Ben Arthur, Jennifer Marks. 708-749-2233.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/16, Manishevitz, Head of Femur (see Critic's Choice), Troubled Hubble. Sat 1/17, Two Cow Garage, Riviera. Tue 1/20, 7:30 PM, Neverly Brothers (no cover). Thu 1/22, 9 PM, Names, Loomis, Long Distance Runner. Fri 1/23, Sour Deluxe, Harlan Pepper, Greenlight. Sat 1/24, Eleni Mandell, Pine Hill Haints. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Wed 1/21, 9 PM, Kristin Shout performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

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: Fri 1/16, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt & friends. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Branches. Thu 1/22, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Nora O'Connor Band; 11 PM, DJ Matt Fields. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/16, Blue Star Highway, Barron James Band, Guam. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Lightning & Thunder. Wed 1/21, open mike hosted by Sam Gjokaj. Fri 1/23, Opal Candy, Quinn's Uncles, David Wilner. Sat 1/24, Shore, Superbig, Freak in a Jar. 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 1/16, 10 PM, discopoet Khari B. & Malik Yusef host the "Soul Poetry Cafe" open mike. Tue 1/20, 9:30 PM, Mass Appeal hip-hop showcase hosted by Sang Y. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/16, Brandon Rizzo. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 1/17, 9 PM, the Samples, Brian Vander Ark (18 & over). Sun 1/18, 7 PM, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson (sold out). Wed 1/21, 6:15 PM, Sevendust, Ill Nino, Element Eighty (sold out). Thu 1/22, 9 PM, Dave Matthews Cover Band, Scratchtrack (18 & over). Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute), Members Only (18 & over). 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'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wed 1/21, 8 PM, Karaoke Cult. Fri 1/23, Seventh Heaven, Members Only. Sat 1/24, Infinity. 312-337-3486.

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

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 1/16, 10 PM, Bleed, Forgotten Four, Crookshanks, Powerknobs. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Temple of Low Men, Ghettobillies. Sundays, 10 PM, Pete Special. Tue 1/20, 9 PM, E-Vibe Music. Wed 1/21, 9 PM, 24-Hour USA, Twitch. Thu 1/22, 9 PM, Dayna Malow, Blind Robins, Travis Dow. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Fourth Rotor, Gammits, Reagan National Crash Diet, Paper Bullets. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Redneck Exorcist, Knife of Simpson, Money Shot. 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 1/16, 10 PM, Garaj Mahal, Fly Williams. Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Raised on Zenith, Hyper Maximus, A Girl With a Gun. Tue 1/20, 9 PM, Numbers. Wed 1/21, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 1/22, 9 PM, Clearly & the Mainstream, Bill Mike, Segway. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, the Wes Hollywood Show, City Will Save Us, Celestial Static. Sat 1/24, 8:30 PM, Greyhounds, Tea Leaf Green. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/16, 6:30 PM, Stripping the Pistol, Inept, Read Yellow, 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 (see Critic's Choice), Damnwells (sold out). Sun 1/18, 6 PM, Empyrean, Best Days Behind, Drawing a Blank, October Fall, Aesthetic Sense (all-ages). Tue 1/20, 8:30 PM, Dan Andriano, Bob Nanna, Elizabeth Elmore, Darren Spitzer, Justin Pierre perform as part of the Metro Night School series (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Burn Rome Burn, Stylus, Brother Lowdown, Soulfix (18 & over). Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Appleseed Cast, Pelican, Cougars, Chin Up Chin Up (18 & over). Sun 1/25, 6:30 PM, Junior Varsity, Phoenix Rising, Glasseater, Three Words to Live By (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: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Deuce. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Jimmy Cole, Andon Davis, Brian Wilke. 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. Fridays, DJ White Russian. Sat 1/17 and Thu 1/22, DJ V. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. Wed 1/21, Brian Borden. Sat 1/24, Chris Miller. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/24, Group du Jour. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/16, Mama's Dirty Secret. Thu 1/22, Mike Ryan Trio. 630-688-8866.

MUSE CAFE 3422 Ridge, Lansing: Wed 1/21, 7 PM, Ben Arthur, Jennifer Marks. 708-895-3072.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: No cover. 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 1/16, 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. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 1/22, 8 PM, Rusty Chains, Verbal Kent, Matlock, Lord 360, Psalm One, Thaione Davis (all-ages). Fri 1/23, 9:30 PM, Freekbass, Electric, Eric Blowtorch & the Inflammables, Baby Dayliner. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Andreus, Joseph Messing, Scottinho. Sun 1/25, 7 PM, Functional Blackouts, 23-Skidoo, Destroy Everything, Krunchies (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Animus, Whut, Loknut, Paincore. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor & DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 1/21, 9 PM, Mokkadi. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, DSG, Smoke, Rosedales, Orion Nine. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike. Thu 1/22, 8 PM, Kristie Stremel performs with Kamika at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Ben Arthur, Jennifer Marks. 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). Sun 1/18, 8 PM, Rockit Girl, Flutter, Bitch Be Cool. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad, Tony Mojica (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 1/21, 10 PM, Cells, Spiders, Suffrajett, American Cosmonaut. Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Missile, Woolworthy, Melismatics, Chopper 5. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, My Left Arm, Dirty Blue, Black Tiger, Lacona. Sun 1/25, 11 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae. 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). Wed 1/21, 7 PM, Dog Fashion Disco, Wolfpac, Faceless, Standing 8 (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 1/16, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 1/17, Julian's Ride. Sun 1/18, Sunday Night Trio. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 1/17, Polkaholics. Sat 1/24, Wonderful Smith (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 1/22, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/17, 10:30 PM, Teresa Long; midnight, Treologic. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Katie Todd Band, Terry Mertens (benefit for Housing Opportunities for Women), DJ Masta Ventura (benefit for Santa Anita Co-op Bus Project in Guatemala). 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 1/16, 7 PM, Joie Calio, Dick Prall; 10 PM, Kevn Kinney (see Spot Check), David Zollo. Sat 1/17, 7 and 10 PM, Wrens (see Critic's Choice; 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. Mon 1/19, 10 PM, Jimmy Gnecco. Tue 1/20, 9 PM, Rope, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Mark Shippy. Wed 1/21, 9 PM, New Sense, Codebreaker, Thanksgiving. Thu 1/22, 9 PM, Changes, Early Risers, Satellite 66, Life During Wartime DJs. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Archer Prewitt, Chris Connelly, Bon Mots. Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Steve Forbert (18 & over); 10 PM, Adam Green, Redwalls, Baby Dayliner (18 & over). Sun 1/25, 6:30 PM, Ordinary Peoples, Pomeroy, Toothpick (all-ages); 10 PM, April March, the Girls. 773-525-2508.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Cinema (tribute to Genesis and Peter Gabriel). Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 630-790-6100.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 1/22, David Bruce. 312-441-9334.

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 1/16, Major's Junction, In Theory, Lori Wyatt Band, Mike Grill. Sat 1/17, Farm Crew, Garden Music, Dynamic Vibrations, DJ Itch13. Mon 1/19, Tino Red, Grav Lil Ray, Chef Sean, Big Grizz, Woodwork. Wed 1/21, Not the Only One, They Walk Among Us, Halfway Jane. Thu 1/22, Steepwater Band, Doxies, Dodge City Getouts. Fri 1/23, Trading Brains, Waste, Unique Chique. Sat 1/24, Azita (with comedians Todd Barry & Kumail Nanjiani). 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 1/16, 8 PM, Dan Zapruder, Mike Uva, John Aselin. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Erich Specht, Anna Porter. Sun 1/18, 7 PM, Annie Higgins, Tony Piscotti, Jackson Daly. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 1/21, 8 PM, Travis Dow, Jacky Dustin. Thu 1/22, Gypsy Garage Combo, Robin Bienemann. Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Phil Circle, Guilty, Dawn Kinnard. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Mike & Amy Finders, Tony Piscotti, Annie Capps. Sun 1/25, 7 PM, Sonya Lorelle, Adam Ollendorf, John Hasbrouck. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/16, Cyclesomething. Fri 1/23, Rhino. Sat 1/24, War Brides, Ferdinand Fox. 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. Mon 1/19, 8 and 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band, Heather Horton, Jen Porter, Debi Bulkowsi (Janis Joplin tribute). 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 1/16, Jassy Grazz, Sons of Ra. Sat 1/17, Waxon 7, Flat Atom, Milk at Midnight. Thu 1/22, Sharks, New Brand of Energy. Fri 1/23, Hopah, Peel. Sat 1/24, Mother Grove, Big Fur. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/16, Release, Members Only. Sat 1/17, Magpie. Fri 1/23, Wombats. Sat 1/24, Second Opinion. 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, Scott Bailey hosts an open mike. Mon 1/19, 10 PM, Gregario Gomez hosts an open mike. 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 1/16, Flex Crew, Westbound Train. Sat 1/17, Rico, New Flavor. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 1/19, Cap 1, 3 Piece Usage. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 1/22, Aswah Greggori. Fri 1/23, Indika. Sat 1/24, Michael Black, Dansika. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/16, Starcandy, Licks, Mike Gallagher Band. Sat 1/17, Shamier, Heligoats, Run of the Mill. Sundays, Starrunner. Mon 1/19, Future Leaders of the World, Prolixon. Fri 1/23, Abstract Giants, Pala, Mandorico. Sat 1/24, Chris Long, Blue Shade Witness, Chase Lounge, Troy. 773-929-1300.

Dance

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 1/17, 9:30 PM, K-Rad, DJ? Acucrack, Odd*is*he, Milkbaby, A New January, Andre Solaris, DJ Rikler. 773-478-4408.

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.

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. 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.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJs spin house & progressive. Sat 1/17, Chris Santiago, Frank Solano, Jon Huang. Sundays, DJs spin "electro 80's dance." Tuesdays, DJs spin downbeat lounge. Wed 1/21, Jesse de la Pena. Thursdays, DJs spin house and other genres, hosted by Rock Dee. Sat 1/24, JT Donaldson, Frank Solano. 773-235-9100.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Platinum, Yo Jimbo. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/16, Cedric Gervais, Victor R. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, Jordan Caine. Sun 1/18, Dream T with Brett Hendricksen, Greg Drescher. Fri 1/23, Scumfrog, Victor R. Sun 1/25, Teri Bristol, 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 1/19, Rob Sevier, DJ Earwig, Autodata, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 1/16, Dave Britton, David Montenegro. Third Saturday of every month, Fathom DJ, DJ K. Sun 1/18, DJ Ethan. Third Monday of every month, Fred & Clayton. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. Thursdays, DJ Devo & guests spin house, acid jazz, Brazilian lounge, jungle, dancehall, and Afrobeat. 773-276-1411.

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

DOMAINE 1045 N. Rush: Fri 1/23, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak, DJ Banti, DJ Skyy spin Mediterranean, Arabic, bhangra, Persian, Turkish, Bollywood remix, Latin, and hip-hop. 312-397-1045.

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. Tue 1/20, Kyle Szmurlo, L-Tek. 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. 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). Fri 1/16, Grand Wizard Theodore. 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 1/23, DJ Luv Bug Starski. 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. Sundays, 7 PM-1 AM, Curt Clay & friends spin house, jazz, funk, and bossa (no cover). 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, DJ Masta Ventura. 773-465-8005.

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.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/17, Jack Nielson spins old-school house & hip-hop. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/23, Rick Garcia. 312-245-0333.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 11 PM. Fri 1/16, Jim Lewis. Sat 1/17, Susan Morabito. Sun 1/18, DJ Lego, DJ Jeremy. 773-975-9244.

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, Ryan Bedlam spin electroclash & industrial. 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 1/17 and Sat 1/24, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Wed 1/21, midnight, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep. 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: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Angelist, Nick K, Josh Werner, Freq1C spin jungle, techno, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 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 1/16, Tommie Sunshine, Brad Owen. Sat 1/17, Justin Long, Traxx, Mike Pugh. Sun 1/18 and Sun 1/25, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 1/22, Flip, Christina Jane, Marko Katic, Josh Werner, Mani. Fri 1/23, Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn, Nick Nice. Sat 1/24, Miles Maeda, Heather Doble. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare groove. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tue 1/20, Margaret Noble & DJ Noleian spin at an art exhibition. 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. Tue 1/20, DJ Reverend Bob Sinewave, DJ Stuntrock, DJ Ray_Rod. 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. Thu 1/22, John Curley & John Grammatis spin 80s music. 312-491-9729.

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

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Sat 1/17, Kevin Saunderson, Ron Carroll, Mazi. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory. Wednesdays, Chris Gin, DJ Droopy & others spin at "Lunacy: The Dark Playground." Fri 1/23, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Psycho Bitch, Mazi, Johnny Chaos, Kyle Szmurlo, Hipolito Sanchez, Jimmie Page, Chris Thomasone, Dannyboy, Hitman, Stixx, Mike Z., DJ Spin, HRME, Brian Boncher, DJ Limit, Greg Bauer, D-Jam, Dino G, John Borto, Jeremy P, KC J, Bam Bam Buddha spin at the Chicago Promoter's Ball (partially benefits Chicago Police Department Peer Support Group). Sat 1/24, Bryan Zentz, Woody McBride, Matt Nee. 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 spin jazz and house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego & DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, George Bates & Savoir Faire spin deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/16, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Ron Carroll, Dajae. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 1/23, DJ Rush, Marco Remus. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

ANYBODY'S GUESS performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Jennifer Jeffries. Mon 1/19, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

BARBARA BARROW, LINDA M. SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WALZ, COLBY MADDOX, AL EHRICH perform "The Grapes of Wrath: A Folk Opera." Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

CHIRPS & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Dot Kent. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

ROSS CREAN Free in-store performances. Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TOM DUNDEE Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

HUDSON SHAD performs a tribute to cowboy and country & western music entitled "The Good, the Shad, and the Ugly." Wed 1/21, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ELLA JENKINS performs at a tribute to Martin Luther King. Mon 1/19, 2 PM, Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood. 773-233-3100.

JOEL MABUS Sun 1/18, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 111 Main, Round Lake Park. 847-949-5355.

CHRIS MCNAMARA & RICK NEELEY Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Highlands Presbyterian Church, 1901 W. 58th, La Grange. 708-246-1911.

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

A TRIBUTE TO CARTER & CASH performed by Old Town School of Folk Music faculty and staff. Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

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 1/20, BLT. 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 1/18, None of the Above Folk Cabaret. 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. Fri 1/16, Bluegrass Advocates. Mon 1/19, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 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: Thu 1/22, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Al Day. 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.

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. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

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

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 1/21, 9:30 PM, Tractor Kings. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, King Wilkie. 773-227-4433.

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

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 1/18, 9:30 PM, Melissa Hart. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. 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. Fri 1/16, Larkin Brothers. Sat 1/17, Clan na Gael. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. Fri 1/23, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 1/24, Bluestack. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 1/18, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). Mon 1/19, 9:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Sat 1/17, 10 PM, Bluegrass Advocates. 630-941-7100.

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/23, Gavin Coyle. 630-688-8866.

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

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 1/16, Wandering Endorphin. Fri 1/23, Mike & Amy Finders. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Old Time Dance Party with music by members of the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band. 630-969-9720.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, Justus. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

BRONZEVILLE STOMP Free concert with Erwin Helfer, Skinny Williams, Jon Whitfield, John Watson & others. Sat 1/24, 1 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

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, NICHOLAS TREMULIS ORCHESTRA, PINETOP PERKINS, DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS, DEVIL IN A WOODPILE, 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 See Critic's Choice. Fri 1/16, 7 PM, Shubert Theatre, 22 W. Monroe. 312-902-1400.

VOICES OF PRAISE Sat 1/24, 7 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469 or 630-637-5411.

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.

ALCOCK'S 411 S. Wells: Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Chainsaw Dupont, Green Mill Allstars (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 312-922-1778.

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 1/16, Matthew Skoller & Lurrie Bell. Sat 1/17, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 1/18, Jerry Barry & Friends (no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 1/21, Tom Holland. Thursdays, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants host a jam. Fri 1/23, Pistol Pete. Sat 1/24, Michael Coleman. 847-424-9800.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/16 and Sat 1/17, Grana Louise Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays and Fri 1/23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Sundays, Fri 1/16, and Sat 1/17, Shirley Johnson Band. Tuesdays, Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/16 and Sat 1/17, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 1/18, Mike Wheeler. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/20, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Wed 1/21, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 1/22, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

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

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Little Howlin' Wolf & the Wolf Pack. Saturdays, 9 PM, Bobby "Slim" James. Sundays, 6-10 PM, Larry "Bluesman" Jenkins. Mon 1/19, 6 PM, Bobby "Slim" James, Tyrone Davis, Artie "Blues Boy" White, Cicero Blake, Johnny Dollar, Tail Dragger perform at a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. hosted by Joe's Barbecue. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: 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. Mon 1/19, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 1/20, 9:30 PM, Lurrie Bell. Wed 1/21, 5:30 PM, Carlos Johnson; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Carlos Johnson. Thu 1/22, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Matthew Skoller. Fri 1/23, 5:30 PM, Christopher Walz; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Carl Weathersby (sold out). Sat 1/24, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Cafe R&B (sold out). Sun 1/25, 4 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 7:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Howard & the White Boys. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/16, Groove Hogs. Sat 1/17, Kenny Neal. Fri 1/23, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/24, Lonnie Brooks. 630-513-0074.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fri 1/16, 10 PM, and Sat 1/17, 10:30 PM, Madman Blues Band. 312-341-9787.

DANNY'S PLACE 3334 W. 63rd: Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Taylor Brothers. 773-776-5153.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Manuel Arrington (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 773-488-1000.

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.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Marcia Ball Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 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.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 1/17, Buzz Kilman & the Blues Rocket Scientists. Tue 1/20, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. Thu 1/22, Mike Wheeler hosts an open jam (no cover). Sat 1/24, Big G & the Real Deal. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. 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: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Studebaker John & the Hawks (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Fourth Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Tre & the Blue Knights. Fourth 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 1/16 and Sat 1/17, John Primer. 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 1/22, Osee Anderson. Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, Vance Kelly. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S ET LOUNGE 7247 S. Racine: Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, ET All-Stars (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 773-865-5583.

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. Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Fantastic L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 773-373-1260.

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

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

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

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 1/17, Smooth as Silk. Sat 1/24, Chicago Drive Shaft. 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 1/17, Jimmy Burns. Sat 1/24, Big Sweaty Men. 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.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/16, Carl Davis Band. Fri 1/23, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Tue 1/20, 9 PM, Dan Noland & Blues Plus. 773-927-6073.

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

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 1/16, Eddie Taylor Jr., Larry Taylor. Sat 1/17, Billy Boy Arnold (see Critic's Choice), James Wheeler, Willie Smith, Bob Stroger. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 1/23, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with Lurrie Bell. Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Sharon Lewis (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 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 1/16, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 1/17, Pistol Pete. Fri 1/23, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 1/24, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 1/17, Eddie Taylor Jr. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Thursdays, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Fri 1/23, Cash Box Kings. 773-772-6656.

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

VI'S LAST CALL 9 S. First, Saint Charles: Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Recliners. 630-377-9875.

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.

KELLY BRAND, JONATHAN WEBER & others play piano, preceded by a discussion with jazz historian Tim Samuelson. Sun 1/25, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

ARI BROWN Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA, 8 BOLD SOULS, JODY WILLIAMS BAND, JIMMY ELLIS QUARTET WITH DEE ALEXANDER, CIN SALACH & TEN TONGUES Free concert and tribute to Count Basie as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 7 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

COOK COUNTY JAZZ COMMISSION performs at a benefit for the documentary film ALS: The Quest for a Cure, preceded by a performance of Cooking With Elvis with Lee Hall at 4 PM, and followed by a film clip and discussion with filmmaker Ben Byer. Sun 1/25, 6 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-848-5919 or 312-902-1500.

ERNEST DAWKINS' CHICAGO 12 Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Thu 1/22, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

JOHNNY FRIGO & JOE VITO Free concert. Tue 1/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FRANZ JACKSON QUARTET Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-427-1676.

KING FLEMING, GEORGE FLYNN, BRADLEY PARKER-SPARROW, WILLIE PICKENS Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Sun 1/25, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

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

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Tue 1/20, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

MOTHRA QUINTET Sun 1/25, 2 PM, Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 N. Lincoln, Morton Grove. 847-965-4220.

ALEJO POVEDO, HOWARD LEVY & ERIC HOCHBERG, CONJUNTO, JOSE RENDON & FRIENDS Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Sat 1/24, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

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 performance. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

PAUL WERTICO & THE CHICAGO PERCUSSION ALL-STARS with John Moulder, Eric Hochberg, Dede Sampaio, Kalyan Pathak, Ed Harrison & Boomshaka. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROBERT WHORTON Free concert. Fri 1/23, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

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 1/16, noon, Franz Jackson. 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 1/17, 9:30 PM, Suenos. 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 1/20, 5:30 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson 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 1/23, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Sat 1/24, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. 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: Sun 1/18, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-

276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/16 through Sun 1/18, Bobby Lewis. Thu 1/22 through Sun 1/25, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

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

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

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 1/17, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Frank D'Rone Trio. 773-435-0130.

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.

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. Tue 1/20, Al Keeler. 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 1/16, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Sat 1/17, Deep Blue Organ Trio. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 1/16, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sat 1/17, 9 PM, Roberta Miles Quartet. Sun 1/18, 5 PM, Tom Muellner Duo. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sun 1/25, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 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. Sat 1/17 and Sat 1/24, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 1/22, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 1/23, Dede Sampaio 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 Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. 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 1/20, 9:30 PM, Jeb Bishop Trio. Wed 1/21, 9:30 PM, Allos Consort. 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 1/18, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Wed 1/21, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Y.J.E.D. Big Band. Sun 1/25, 6 PM, Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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: Fri 1/16, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 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). 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 1/16, 9 PM, and Sat 1/17, 8 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet with Bob Sheppard. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 1/21, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/23, 9 PM, John McLean Quintet. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Ron Perrillo Quartet. Sun 1/25, 1 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group. 773-878-5552.

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 1/19, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 1/21, 7 PM, Famoudou Don Moye Sun Percussion Summit with Dee Alexander, Enoch Williamson, Herb Walker, Babu Atiba, Harrison Bankhead, Clifton Robinson, P.C. Cotton, Selah Allen & others (benefit for the Art Ensemble of Chicago's Educational Foundation). 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 1/18, 9:30 PM, Nathaniel Braddock Ensemble, Toby Summerfield Group. Sun 1/25, 9:30 PM, Josh Abrams with Tim Daisy & Nori Tanaka, Dan McNaughton with Aron Gestug & Paul Giallorenzo. 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 1/16, 8:30 PM, Marshall Vente Jazz Festival with Tropicale Festival Ensemble, Howard Levy & Acoustic Express, Bradley Young Trio. Sat 1/17, 8:30 PM, Marshall Vente Jazz Festival with Marshall Vente & Project 9 with Eldee Young & Billy Harper, Brock & Beard. Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Marshall Vente Jazz Festival with Bobby Schiff Trio, Susan May, Marshall Vente & Project 9, Billy Harper. Thu 1/22 through Sun 1/25, Von Freeman & His Famous Jam Session with John Young, Mike Raynor, Matt Ferguson (also with Mike Allemana Saturday and Sunday). 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 1/16, 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 1/19, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian, Dennis Carroll. Tue 1/20, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Sat 1/24, Zach Broch, Ron Schepps, Morgan Childs, Jordan Baskin. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fri 1/16, 9:30 PM, Douce Ambiance. 773-728-2663.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Third Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Nicole Kessler (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 (no cover). 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 1/21, 7 PM, Matt Erion Trio (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: 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 1/25, Rob Denty Trio. 773-764-8900.

NEW APPROACH 641 E. 47th: Restaurant. Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

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 1/16 and Sat 1/17, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Wed 1/21, Ernest Dawkins Trio. Thu 1/22, King Fleming. Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, Marc Pompe Quartet. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Sami Scot. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. 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 1/22, 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 1/16, 6 PM, Tim Green; 9 PM, Tim Green Quartet. Sat 1/17, John Goldman 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 1/23, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 1/24, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/17, Steve Kessler & Saturday June. Tue 1/20, Mark Madsen. Wed 1/21, 8:30 PM, Flippo/DeSanto Duo. Sat 1/24, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 847-266-1313.

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: No cover. Tue 1/20, D. Bayne Septet. Fri 1/23, Jazz Solution. Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Carl Leukaufe (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 773-276-9730.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 1/22, 9 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective. 312-492-6100.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 1/22, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

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

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.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Sun 1/25, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo with Tom Hope (no cover). 773-338-0600.

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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Thu 1/22, 9:30 PM, Sounds of Now, Anton Hatwich Trio. 773-862-3616.

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

TONY PAISON'S 5101 Washington, Gurnee: 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 1/16 and Fri 1/23, 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 1/16, Ed Wilkerson, Nicole Mitchell, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra. Sat 1/17, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake, Ernest Dawkins. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis Trio. Fri 1/23, William Perry Explosion Ensemble with Derek Polk, Avreeayl Ra, Billy Brimfield, Greg Ward. Sat 1/24, Jeff Marx, Harrison Bankhead, Tim Davis. 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

NAJIB BAHRI, EL AMAL Sat 1/24, 8:30 PM, NBahri Rhythms, 4726 N. Lincoln. 773-878-2575.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free performance under the direction of Issa Boulos. Tue 1/20, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Orquesta Ranura. 773-525-7313.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/17, 10:30 PM, Papo Santiago, Franklin Paz, Mike Maldonado perform at "Battle of the Chicago Soneros," hosted by Angel Melendez. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Balkan Romalen Ensemble, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 1/24, 10:30 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thu 1/22, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/16, Havana. 773-276-9730.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Thu 1/22, Orquesta Ranura, DJ Lou Douben. 773-929-1300.

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 VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with violinist David Taylor (Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Honegger, Mendelssohn). Sun 1/18, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

DANIEL BARENBOIM, MATTHIAS GLANDER, ROBERT CHEN, BLAIR MILTON, FELIX SCHWARTZ, KYRIL ZLOTNIKOV & NABIL SHEHATA piano, clarinet, violins, viola, cello & double bass (Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak). See Critic's Choice. Sun 1/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BRENTANO QUARTET performs contemporary composers' responses to Bach's Art of the Fugue (Gubaidulina, Ran, Marsalis, Mackey, Adolphe, Maw, Horne, Chou, Zivian, Wourinen). Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

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.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 1/21, 7-9 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CALLISTO ENSEMBLE Cliff Colnot, conductor (Webern, Thomas, Stravinsky, Schumann). Sun 1/25, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-566-9318.

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

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a children's concert. Sat 1/24 and Sun 1/25, 9:30 and 11 AM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-692-9000 or 312-595-5600.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with trumpeter Tage Larsen & harmonica soloist Howard Levy (Haydn, Levy, Beethoven). Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-629-8696. Sun 1/25, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with pianist Deborah Sobol, oboists Michael Henoch & Scott Hostetler, clarinetists J. Lawrie Bloom & Russell Dagon, bassoonists Lewis Kirk & Dennis Michel & others (Mozart, Schumann, Dvorak). Fri 1/23, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 1/22, 8 PM, Fri 1/23, 1:30 PM, and Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Bach, Haydn, Beethoven). 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 1/17 and Sat 1/24, 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.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip J. Bauman, conductor, with baritone Kirk Walker & ballroom dancers Tommye Giacchino & Gregory Day in a pops concert. Fri 1/16, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 1/17, 8 PM, and Sun 1/18, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

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 1/16, 12:10 PM, harpsichordist Shirley Grudzien. Fri 1/23, 12:10 PM, organist Naomi Rowley. 312-787-4570.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/18, 2-5 PM, new music concert with Frank Abbinanti, Benjamin Balcom, Alan Cole, Larry Combs, Nina Corwin, Paul Failla, Robert Falesch, George Flynn, Jeffrey Kowalkowski, Don Malone, Julia Miller, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Patricia Morehead, Joanie Pallatto, Sparrow & Kurt Westerberg. 773-878-5552.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE Cliff Colnot conducts music of Bernard Rands in a free concert; see Critic's Choice. 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.

KIMBERLY JONES & GEORGE TENEGAL soprano & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Handel, Faure, Schumann, Barber, Puccini, Gershwin). Wed 1/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

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.

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sir Colin Davis, conductor (Beethoven, Stravinsky). Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 1/17, Tue 1/20, and Thu 1/22, 7:30 PM, Emmanuel Villaume, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, tenor Jose Cura & baritone Jean-Philippe Lafont (Saint-Saens, Samson et Dalila). Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor, with soprano Natalie Dessay, tenor Marcelo Alvarez & baritone Ashley Holland (Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor). 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.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA & STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis & Tony Porter conduct a free concert. Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Jane Glover, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Handel, Haydn, Purcell, Purcell/Britten). Sun 1/25, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-551-1414.

NEW CENTURY YOUNG ARTISTS Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Thomas Conlin, conductor (Brahms, Verdi, Copland). Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE & SINGERS Robert A. Harris & Judith Willoughby conduct a free concert of African-American composers. Mon 1/19, 11 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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 Francesco Milioto conducts Mozart's The Magic Flute. Sun 1/25, 2 PM (one-hour "kid-friendly" version), Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-6430.

KAREL PAUKERT organ (Franck, Liszt, Shrude, Wiederman, Janacek). Sun 1/25, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PRAIRIE WINDS (Ligeti, Ibert, Albeniz, Schifrin, Danzi, Rutter, Zemlinsky). 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 1/17 and Sat 1/24, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Don Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with violinists from the Talent School of Western Springs (Bach, Vivaldi, Bruch, Wieniawski, 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.

SECOND BAPTIST CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF EVANSTON Mon 1/19, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

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

RAPHAELLA SMITS guitar (Mertz, Giuliani). Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: 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, 3 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Jonathan Biss in an all-Schumann program. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JANOS STARKER, STEPHEN BALDERSTON, ROBERT CHEN, BLAIR MILTON & YUKIKO OGURA cellos, violins & viola (Mozart, Schubert). Sun 1/25, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MARY STOLPER flute, with harpist Steve Hartman. Sun 1/25, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free admission. Sun 1/18, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

WHEATON COLLEGE OPERA MUSIC THEATER performs Debussy's The Prodigal Son. Fri 1/16 and Sat 1/17, 7:30 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERTO COMPETITION Free admission. Fri 1/23, 4:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

Miscellaneous

SHEFA GOLD with members of the Community Renewal Chorus. Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Makom Shalom--The Community, 637 S. Dearborn. 312-913-9030.

LARRY GOLLER, HASHA MUSHA PERMAN, STEVE STOEHR, SOLOMON SCHECHTER CHOIR perform "From the Bimah . . . to Broadway . . . to the Borscht Belt!"; benefit for the Cantors Assembly. Sun 1/25, 3:30 PM, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-8900.

CORY GOODRICH Free in-store children's performance. Sat 1/17, 11 AM, Barbara's Bookstore, 1100 Lake, Oak Park. 708-848-9140.

ELLA JENKINS performs at a tribute to Martin Luther King. Mon 1/19, 2 PM, Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood. 773-233-3100.

KIDS FARE Children's performance and discussion with Paul Wertico & the Chicago Percussion All-Stars. Sat 1/24, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

TEDDI & FRED KOCH WITH THE LIL' COW BAND, MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Children's concert. Fri 1/23, 10 and 11:15 AM, Copernicus Cultural & Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 847-926-9898.

JASON RINGENBERG Children's concert. Sun 1/25, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SECOND BAPTIST CATHEDRAL CHOIR Benefit for the Music Institute of Chicago's William Warfield Scholarship. Mon 1/19, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 1/16, Chicago Board of Education All High School Jazz Ensemble. Thu 1/22, Chinese Fine Arts Society hosts a musical variety showcase. 312-346-3278.

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