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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ANALOG RADIO, DJ JUST JOEL perform at Spy Ball 2004; proceeds benefit Chicago Cultural Center events. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANN-MARGRET Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY perform "Sibling Revelry." Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 708-524-6942.

CHICAGO DIDGERIDU CHORUS, CARLA STARLA, DJ L'AURA G perform at the "Sanctuary" drum jam and dance. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performance. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DENNIS DEYOUNG Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DELICIOUS FOOD, JAGOFF, DJS MATT & ROZE perform at the T.H.O.N.G. party promoting organic food (discount for persons wearing a thong and/or cape). Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

FOUR FRESHMEN Fri 1/30, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

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.

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT with Brian Gore, Pierre Bensusan, Andrew York. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE under the direction of David H. Bell. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, Sun 2/1, 2 PM, Thu 2/5 and Fri 2/6, 7:30 PM, Sat 2/7, 2 and 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/8, 2 PM, Josephine Louis Theatre, Northwestern University, 1949 Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-7282.

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

LIGHTNING & THUNDER, CANNED HAMM, LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS, ABSORB, DJ BRONSKI BEAT See Spot Check on Canned Hamm. Thu 2/5, 8 PM, Chicago Avenue Social Club, 1538 W. Chicago. www.mpshows.com.

LOOP 2-4-3 Percussion concert. Sun 2/8, 8 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Sat 1/31, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO spins with DJ Jahi Sundance at the Lesbian Community Cancer Project's 13th annual Coming Out Against Cancer Ball. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-561-4662.

O.A.R. Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Convocation Center, Northern Illinois University, 1525 Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-752-6800.

NORA O'CONNOR Free concert. Fri 2/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

OH MY GOD, EXO, 80*D, JOHNNY REV All-ages. Sat 2/7, 8:30 PM, Wheaton Grand Theater, 123 Hale, Wheaton. 630-221-0667.

POLKAHOLICS perform at the DANK Fox Valley Fasching Dance. Sat 2/7, 5:30 PM, Batavia VFW Hall, 645 River Rd., Batavia. 630-232-0099.

RIFF ROCKETS, THOMAS GUNTHER BAND perform at the 7th annual Swinger's Ball. Sat 2/7, 7 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

SCREAMING IN MUSIC features an audio collage of vocal screaming curated by Marc Fisher; free admission. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Mess Hall, 6932 N. Glenwood. 773-465-4033.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performances. Fri 2/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

7TH GRADE UNDERDOG, VALLYNN, LAST ANNUAL, WRONG KIND OF GOOD, A GIRL NAMED CRAIG, DRIVEN TO STEREO Fri 1/30, 7 PM, Wheaton Grand Theater, 123 Hale, Wheaton. 630-221-0667.

SIMPLE PLAN, MXPX, SUGARCULT, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK Sold out. Fri 1/30, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

STAIND Sun 2/8, 7:30 PM, Convocation Center, Northern Illinois University, 1525 Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-752-6800.

SURROGATE SOUND Free 12-hour performance. Fri 1/30, 6 PM, Little Known Gallery, 614 W. Monroe. 312-928-0441.

FRED THOMAS, BUD MELVIN perform at a release party for TENbyTEN magazine. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 312-421-0480.

TRIBUTOSAURUS TRIO covers various bands; free concert. Fri 1/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

UNCLE PHIL Mon 2/2, 7 PM, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 Roselle, Schaumburg. 847-923-3186.

WACO BROTHERS, RICO BELL, LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS, JON RAUHOUSE STEEL GUITAR RODEO & others perform at Bloodshot Records' 10th-anniversary celebration (early show sold out; preceded by an art opening at 5 PM). Sat 2/7, 8 and 11:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, Puerto Muerto, Rope, Zelienople, Morning Recordings. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock (see Spot Check), Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7, Nine Miles. Thu 2/5, 8 PM, Big Wu, Tambien (18 & over). Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Hey Mercedes, Wheat, Reputation. Sat 2/7, 6 PM, Brother Ali, Immortal Technique, Iomos Marad, DJ PNS, DJ Bim (18 & over); 11 PM, Trailer Bride, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Sun 2/8, 9 PM, Tripside, Mindsight. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays and Tuesdays, DJ Patrick B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, 5:30 PM, and Saturdays, 8 PM, Ryan Hagen. 847-397-3100.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/30, Dirty Things, Danger. Sat 1/31, Zerostars, Eric Chial. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Fri 2/6, Everyday Celebrity, Echo Farm, Marmalade. Sat 2/7, Susie Gomez, Faye Ray & the Aldi Bags. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 2/4, 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. Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Returnables, Dials (see Spot Check), Paper Bullets, His & Her Vanities. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, live karaoke, Swizzle Tree, Empyrean. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/3, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Thu 2/5, 9 PM, Artless, Mabel, Inspector Owl. Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Jason Blake Band, Innerthrone. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Friends Like These, Sono, Revolver Modele. Sun 2/8, 9 PM, Scarecrow Garden. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/30, Ann Julie Dawn Band, Fertile Minds. Sat 1/31, Ann Julie Dawn Band, Yuri Alexander, Just Kevin. 773-770-2039.

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

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

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Sat 1/31, 8 PM-midnight, Heather Moran with pianist Damian Espinosa. 312-587-3660.

BORDO'S EATERY & SAUCE 2476 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM-midnight, Meg Allison (no cover). 773-529-6900.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 1/30, 6 PM, Long Distance Runner, Numb, Knuckleduster, Wall of Poseidon (all-ages); 10 PM, Premium, Acumen Nation, Stripping the Pistol. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Cooler by the Lake, American Heritage, Sugarwalls, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, New Black perform at a battle of the bands hosted by Rory Lake. Sun 2/1, 5 PM, Why Intercept?, Medic, When She Falls (all-ages); 9 PM, Magnetosphere, Magnus. Wed 2/4, 8 PM, Dylan Rice & the Dynasties, Lavellas, Lucida. Thu 2/5, 8 PM, Everyothers; 9 PM, DJ Brian Moss spins punk (upstairs). Fri 2/6, 8 PM, London Calling (Clash tribute), Rockaway Cobra, Electric. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Nadas, Josh Seib & Satellite 66, Matt Hoffer. Sun 2/8, 5 PM, Toasters, Big D & the Kids' Table, Indecisives, Out of Line (all-ages); 10 PM, Sequoia, Late Nights, Buzz Specters. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/30, Motion for Alliance. Sat 1/31, New Monsoon, Continuum. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Thu 2/5, Deal's Gone Bad. Fri 2/6, Spare Parts. Sat 2/7, Punsapaya. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 1/30, Tamara Pierce. Sun 2/1 and Sun 2/8, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 2/6, David Bruce. 847-550-1127.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 1/30, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Sat 1/31, Wild Ones. Wed 2/4, Fabulous Beyondos. Fri 2/6, Spare Change. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Sundays, 6 PM, DJ Patrick B & MC Rozco. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, 8 PM, Mike G., Mike Z., mPulse, DJ Spin, Derek V. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 1/31, Snatch Inc. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Philly Sisters, Forgotten Four, Phenoms, I Love Rich. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Bible of the Devil, Ruiners, Bobby Stratosphere. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam. 708-499-4140.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover Fri 1/30, Paul Willaert. 630-584-2100.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 630-953-7095.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Thu 2/5, 9 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-279-1199.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/30, Covergurl, Superbig. Sat 1/31, Even Flow (Pearl Jam tribute). 847-524-9910.

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

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

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. 773-489-0379.

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

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

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

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Black Eye Plague. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Pornstar, DJ Mike. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 1/30, 10:30 PM, Sofa King. Sat 1/31, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 2/6, 10:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 2/7, 10:30 PM, Lounge Puppets. 847-541-4700.

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Shannon Strodel, Scott Montgomery, Dan Stetzel. Fri 1/30 and Fri 2/6, 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, KT McCammond performs music by Eartha Kitt; 10:30 PM, Kristofer Simmons performs "I Ain't Got No Shame." Sun 2/1 and Sun 2/8, 5 PM, Ester Hana; 7 PM, Michelle Lukovich. Mon 2/2, 8 PM, Dan Stetzel. Tue 2/3, 8 PM, Peter Saltzman. Wed 2/4, 8 PM, Jason Grimm & Lauri (tribute to James Taylor). Fri 2/6, 8 PM, Suzanne Petri. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Justin Hayford performs "Look Who's Been Dreaming: Neglected Treasures From Hollywood's Golden Age"; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 2/1, DJs Mark & Pete. Mon 2/2, Mark DeRosa spins punk. Tue 2/3, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 2/4, DJ Mattloch spins country and western. Thu 2/5, DJs John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, Giant Step, Caviar, Silent Treatment, Strategy Game. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Thrills (see Critic's Choice; no cover); 9 PM, Muck Brothers. Tue 2/3, 9 PM, Dodge City Getouts, Gin Palace Jesters, Daley Harold. Wed 2/4, 9 PM, Harmony of Lies, Nuisance. Thu 2/5, 9 PM, Means, Grafton (see Spot Check), Bible of the Devil. Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Milkplow, Dremana, Julian's Ride. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Autumn Defense, Kelley Stoltz. 773-489-3160.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/30, Gearhead. Sat 1/31, Alex & the All-Stars. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Hello Dave, Truckstop Supermodel. Sat 1/31, 9:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 2/5, 9 PM, Covergurl. Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Michael McDermott; 9:30 PM, Maggie Speaks, Sofa King. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Pet Lover, Parade of Fools, Callisto. Sat 1/31, 9:45 PM, Deuce, the Charm, Thinland, Rebecca F. Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo. Tue 2/3, 9 PM, Array, Something Beautiful, Ballistic Edna. Wed 2/4, 9:15 PM, Nadafinger, 12:71 AM. Thu 2/5, 9 PM, Lubriphonic, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Tiffany Hull. Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Silver Atlas, Dive, Marigold Engine, Thomas Pace. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, All Fours, Sancocho, Pocket. Sun 2/8, 9:15 PM, Stephanie Wells. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Mahjongg (see Post No Bills), Watchers, DJ Damon Locks. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Andre Williams & the Greasy Wheels, Dead Horse Hill, Deadhounds. Sun 2/1, 9:30 PM, Houston, Grinner, Riddle of Steel. Mon 2/2, 9:30 PM, Favorite Saints, Alora, Textbook (no cover). Tue 2/3, 9:30 PM, Country Teasers (see Critic's Choice), No Doctors, Hamicks. Thu 2/5, 9:30 PM, Monolake (see Critic's Choice), Matthew Mercer, Dave Siska. Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Bang! Bang!, Functional Blackouts, Vee Dee. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Poster Children, Terminus Victor, Triple Whip. Sun 2/8, 9:30 PM, Seksu Roba, Los Shut Up, My Favorite. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/31, Deja Vu. Sundays, 7 PM, Jeff Smith hosts an open mike. Mondays, Infamous Joe hosts karaoke (no cover). Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus. Thursdays, Mason hosts karaoke (no cover). Sat 2/7, Night Riders. 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. Wednesdays, 9:30 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 1/30, Hard Core Dancehall. Sat 1/31, Dub Dis with Devon Brown. Sun 2/1, Dub Dis. Mondays, Nick & the Noise. Wednesdays, DJ Daddy Lester, Shockwave, Matrix. Thu 2/5, Hydro. Fri 2/6, Indika. 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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, DJ Marcus. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Jack the Lad. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ 2 Much Funk, DJ Patrick B. Wednesdays, DJ Rich Rockin' K. Thursdays, DJ Patrick B. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Generations. Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute). Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 2/6, 8 PM, Only Sons. Sat 2/7, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/31, Way Cool. Mondays, open mike with Love Jam. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea (with featured performers at 9 PM). Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Movis. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Triptii, Scarecrow. Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Matt Hayes. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays and 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 1/30, 6 PM, the Dog and Everything, Matches, Short Arm Trick, Berlin Project. Sat 1/31, 5 PM, Deal's Gone Bad; 10 PM, Life During Wartime DJs, the Flesh. Sun 2/1, 5 PM, For This I Have Fallen, Psychward, Before I Wake. Tue 2/3, 6 PM, Still Life Projector, Drive Like June, Midwest Blue. Wed 2/4, 7 PM, Starstruck, Park, Higher, Mayfield. Thu 2/5, 8 PM, Drip, Kings of Nuthin'. Fri 2/6, 6 PM, Bayside, Audition; 10 PM, Big Buildings, Paper Airplane Pilots, Intelligent Dennis. Sat 2/7, 5 PM, Sadaharu, Oval Portrait; 10 PM, Thin Man, Grimble Grumble, Dorian Taj. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Rico. Sat 1/31, 9:30 PM, Webb Wilder, Last Train Home. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Thu 2/5, 8:30 PM, Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane. Fri 2/6, 9:30 PM, Parlourfones, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Sat 2/7, 9:30 PM, Robbie Fulks, Special Consensus. 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. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/30, Biff & the Waybacks. Sat 1/31, Groovatron. Fri 2/6, Shards. Sat 2/7, Cleavers. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 1/30, Waterdawgs. Fri 2/6, Five Year Jacket. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Bed of Nails, Fella, T Bag, Suth, Dr. Chuco. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/30, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 1/30, 5:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, DJs spin after 8 PM. 773-549-3232.

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Every other Friday, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/30, Krembone, Angelo Ent. Sat 1/31, Underwater People. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. 773-549-9624.

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-271-9000.

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Arturo. 312-642-7440.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 2/1, 7 PM, Pong Unit One performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Catfish Jenkins, Speargrass. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Nancy & friends. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Jack Straw, Three Days Old. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Noe Venable, Stolie. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Jeremy Keeler, S.T. Monroe. Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Bonepony. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Millimeters Mercury, First Coat, Pixel & the Chronic Network, Starlister. Sun 2/8, 6 PM, Facing Winter, Card Catalog. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Wed 2/4, 9 PM, Kris Natarunatvanich performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/31, 9 PM, B5. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/30, 6 PM, John & Laurie Stirratt; 10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Mahjongg (see Post No Bills), DJ T3XXX W6tson, Celestial Ramblers & friends. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Anna Fermin & friends. Thursdays, 9 and 11 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Baby Teeth. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Lost Souls of the Great Lakes, Talbot of Earl; 11 PM, Jamie Levinson, Gate Rettig, Mark Renard. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Mark Watson Band, Van Go, Half Mad Poet. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, 16 Candles. Wed 2/4, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike. Fri 2/6, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls, Brill Babies. Sat 2/7, Pat McCurdy. 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.

HOLIDAY CLUB 4000 N. Sheridan: Wed 2/4, 8 PM, DJs spin at the 2nd-anniversary party. 773-348-9600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, Barbara Morganstern, Maximilian Hecker. Tue 2/3, 9:30 PM, Thai One, Verbal Kent, Eurorythmics. Thu 2/5, 10 PM, Mosquitos, Lonesome Organist. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, KC & the Sunshine Band. Thu 2/5, 6:15 PM, Life of Agony, Flaw, Apartment 26 (all-ages). Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Buckwheat Zydeco, Benjy Davis Project (18 & over). Sat 2/7, 7:30 and 11:30 PM, Paramount's Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular (early show sold out; late show 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.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Sprague Brothers. 312-245-0333.

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

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

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: First 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. Sat 1/31, Leonard Brothers. Sat 2/7, 17th Floor. 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 7 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Janelle's Three. 312-337-2583.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

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.

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 1/30, 10 PM, Johnny Rev, Shooting Blanks, Sun Spot, Starlike Collision. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Something Ordinary, Miles, Entrinzic. Tue 2/3, 10 PM, Bag of Barbies. Thu 2/5, 9 PM, Culprits, Bunnies. Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Methadones, Krunchies, Hotlips Messiah. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Sagtown Hustlers, Yesmen, Salt Shakers. Sundays, 9 PM, Pete Special. 773-871-3757.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays; no cover. Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros (no cover). 312-337-8080.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Major's Junction, Maxel Toft, Seven League Boots. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Bumpus, Youngblood Brass Band. Wed 2/4, 8 PM, "Tributosaurus: Stevie Wonder," Numbers. Thu 2/5, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with the Starlight Drifters (no cover). Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Old No. 8, Little Marsh Overflow. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Hank Williams III, Scott Biram (sold out). 773-404-9494.

MEMORIES 4358 N. Cicero: Sat 2/7, 9:30 PM, Michael Charles. 773-286-8640.

MESSNERS 3553 N. Southport: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Balloonatic (no cover). 773-325-0123.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/30, 6:30 PM, Stunt Double Jesus, Celldweller, Devil May Care, Loophole (all-ages). Sat 1/31, 6:30 PM, Blackout, Disonic, Simple Something, Fear of Sound (all-ages). Tue 2/3, 9 PM, Super Furry Animals (see Spot Check), Papa M (18 & over). Wed 2/4, 6:30 PM, Mae, Copeland, Working Title, Slow Coming Day (all-ages). Fri 2/6, 5:30 PM, Molemen with Longshot, Infinito & Vakill, All Natural, Daily Plannet, the Opus with Rubberoom, Galapagos 4, Mass Hysteria, Qwzaar, Zoser, O-Type & Jah Safe, EC Illa, Psalm One & Thai One, Rusty Chains, DJ PNS, DJ 3rd Rail (all-ages). Sat 2/7, 9 PM, Fashion Bomb, American Motherload, Gelheads, High Plains Drifter (18 & over). Sun 2/8, 9 PM, the Notwist, Themselves (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Yellow Hammers. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Paul McKinney Group. 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 9 PM, and jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ White Russian. Saturdays, DJ V. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. Wednesdays, Brian Borden. Thu 2/5, Tee Bot. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Wed 2/4, Mike Beck hosts an open mike. Sat 2/7, Mike Beck Duo. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/30, George Glass Band. Sat 1/31, DJ Barb. Thu 2/5, Mike Brumfield. Fri 2/6, 9:30 PM, Brother John. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/30, Son of John Doe, Cripple Town. Sat 1/31, Torn Between, Stash, Smear Campaign, Trafficant. Wed 2/4, Dr. Disco hosts karaoke. 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 1/30, 5-8 PM, Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago (no cover); 9:30 PM, Inchworm, Applecake, Ryan Auffenberger. Sat 1/31, 6 PM, New Invaders (no cover); 9 PM, Sista Otis & the Wholly Rollers, Jupiter, Vodka Moxie, Integrated Cookbook. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 2/5, 10 PM, Northwestern University battle of the bands. Fri 2/6, 9 PM, My Big Brother, Shot Baker, Burnside Bridge, Cobs. Sat 2/7, 5:30 PM, Fear Unknown, Slampede, On Fall (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Regals, May or May Not, Braam. Sun 2/8, 6:30 PM, Get Everett, Alex Maier, Lucida, Shagbark. 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 1/31, 9 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones, Diamond Rex, Rebels Without Applause, Face of Fury, Aberrant. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor & DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Life After Death (Iron Maiden tribute), Soul Joke. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike. Thu 2/5, 8 PM, Xan, Heathens perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1211 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Music and DJs after 9 PM. Fri 1/30, Off High Road, Minds Hideaway. Saturdays, DJ Radikal. Sun 2/1, Killed by the First, Slavedrum, Poison 4 Profit, Law Abiding Citizens, Another Letter Red. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Rick Hype spins old school. 630-434-1290.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Guilty, Jack Salamander, Scottish McMillan. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Buddha's Belly, Del Mar. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae with Papa G. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad, Tony Mojica (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep (no cover). Fri 2/6, 10:30 PM, Psychokinetics. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Egostatic, Thunderwing, Digital Mindy, Neptune Crush; midnight, Chicago Afrobeat Project. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 1/31, 6 PM, Fractured, Second Too Late, Beyond Therapy (all-ages); 10 PM, Rigid, Tracks. 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 performs a tribute to the Rat Pack. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irene Flores. 630-782-9091.

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

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Bobby Stratosphere, Millions, Skintight. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/31, Red Wigglers. Sun 2/1, Don Tisch Quartet. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Thu 2/5, Renzo, Ida Red. Fri 2/6, Locked Sound, Deadhounds, Jimi Falls. Sat 2/7, Creepy D. Sun 2/8, Craig Moorefield. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 2/7, Four Letter Words. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 1/31, Exceptions. Wed 2/4, Denny Diamond & Stevie Saphire. Fri 2/6, R-Gang. Sat 2/7, 7 Deez. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 847-605-9900.

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

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/30, Voices. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

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

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

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Wed 2/4, DJs spin at "Weapons Grade School Night." 773-276-7036.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Train (sold out). Mon 2/2, 8 PM, Andrew Jonathan, Fold, Noah Harris. Tue 2/3, 8 PM, Crash Test Dummies, Seven Harkey & the Graves. Wed 2/4, 9 PM, Ben Weaver, Marylander, Charlemagne. Thu 2/5, 9 PM, Maritime (see Spot Check), Decibully (18 & over). Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Rachel Davis, Down the Line (18 & over); 10 PM, M's, Kim, Danger Adventure. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Amy Rigby, RD Roth & the Issues, Michelle Anthony. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Tue 2/3, Fabulous Fish Heads. 312-527-2722.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Powerknobs. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 630-790-6100.

SKYLARK 2149 S. Halsted: Sun 2/8, 8 PM, Dan Layne, Winter Carousel, Lumberjackass perform at a release party for The2ndhand #13 and Terry Plumming, with readings by John L. Sheppard, Mickey Hess, Erika Mikkalo, Joe Meno. 773-278-7034.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/6, Elevation (U2 tribute). 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/30, Star People. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, Felix & the Cats. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-772-6656.

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

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 1/30, Lee Rocker, Back Porch Mary, Riptones. Sat 1/31, Honeydogs, Tractor Kings, Low Rent. Tue 2/3, Dirty MF, Vice Verse, Jitu. Wed 2/4, If I Had a Hi Fi, Runner & the Thermodynamics, Mannequin Men. Thu 2/5, Dig for Fire, Gone All Summer, Legs for Days. Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Cobra Verde, Cisco Pike, Tiara, Denovo. Sat 2/7, June's Arrival, 10 Bay 4, Malpractice Ltd. Sun 2/8, Moe Black. 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 1/30, 8 PM, Edie Carey, Tina Angotti. Sat 1/31, 7 PM, Urban Twang, Michelle Perry, Rita Ruby. Sun 2/1, 7 PM, Bill Isles, Donna Adler, Joel Henderson. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 2/4, 8 PM, Ben Summers, Aaron Fox. Thu 2/5, 7:30 PM, "Singer Spotlight Unplugged." Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Easy Tiger, Cory Hance, Kristie Stremel, Christine Costanzo. Sat 2/7, 9 PM, Cari Clara. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sat 1/31, Egnaro, Last Caress (Misfits tribute), Audiotank. Thursdays, live karaoke. Sat 2/7, Pharisee. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggert. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. 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 1/30, Stone Puppet, the Effect. Sat 1/31, Hillbilly Winos, Smokin' Gunz. Thu 2/5, Kimi Hayes Band, Flapjacks, Jesters. Fri 2/6, Abstract Giants, Digable Cat. Sat 2/7, Episode Seven, Little Sisters of Philly. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/30, Lazy Maybes. Sat 1/31, Infinity. 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. Mondays, 10 PM, Gregario Gomez hosts an open mike. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Sat 1/31, 7 PM, Houston, Blaked, Radial Bloom, Celestial Static, Sequoia, Reverend Flydaddy & the Sinners. 630-221-0667.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/30, Dub Dis. Sat 1/31, Kwame, Gizzae. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Thu 2/5, Aswah Greggori. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/30, National Jet Set, River Oaks, Farewell Anthem, Musical Outfits. Sat 1/31, Clumsy Lovers (see Spot Check), Hazing Kate, Riviera. Sundays, Starrunner. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Doug Powell performs at the Edge comedy showcase. Wed 2/4, Rainy Day Crush, Dark Green Bottles, Travis Dow. Thu 2/5, Matt Russell Motorside, Heff's Way. Fri 2/6, Charleston Sound Machine, Arbo, Deer. Sat 2/7, Bump, Slight Eccentric. 773-929-1300.

Dance

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 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. First Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 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 (no cover). 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 and progressive. Sundays, DJs spin "electro 80's dance." Tuesdays, DJs spin downbeat lounge. Thursdays, DJs spin house and other genres, hosted by Rock Dee. 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.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, DJ Chilliwinters, Jane Gremlin, DJ Weird Sketch (upstairs). 773-975-0505.

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.

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

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. 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, Lee Farmer, Cisco, Tik-Tak, Shawn Mack, JC Soto, DJ Shabazz, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin at an anniversary party for the Bassment. 312-475-9800.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/30, David Waxman, Victor R. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, Jordan Caine. 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 2/2, DJ Rikshaw, DJ Black Nuclear Power, 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. First 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.

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

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

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

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. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Thursdays, Ed Vantage spins in Club X; DJs spin salsa and merengue upstairs (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 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 1/30, DJ Hollywood. 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 2/6, DJ Red Alert. 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 nova (no cover). Thursdays, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 1/31, 11 PM-5 AM, Nandy Maxx, Omar Perez, DJ Mighty, Andy Lopez, Julius Oliver, Spin Doctor, Cisco. 773-395-0066.

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: Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, Chip-Chop & RSB1000 spin electronic music at "Sample Ed1t" (tracks may be brought in to add to the mix). 773-472-5139.

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

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

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

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fri 1/30, 4 PM-4 AM, Jim Lewis. Saturdays, 4 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 11 PM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 11 PM, Jim Lewis. Fri 2/6, 4 PM-4 AM, DJ Oscar G. Sun 2/8, 4 PM-4 AM, Frankie Knuckles, 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.

JEFFERSON CLUB 325 N. Jefferson: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Frankie Vega, Gabriel Palomo, Sinjin, Nate Ballard, M50 spin in the Loft. 312-648-0100.

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.

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

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs. Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Mach 1 spins hip-hop and house (no cover on Wednesdays). Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Structure. 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: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, 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 and 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 1/31, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. Fri 2/6, 1:30 AM, 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.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Josh Werner, James Anthony. 773-276-7036.

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

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Restaurant. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, DJ Burak. 773-381-7171.

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 1/30, Morgan Geist, Common Factor. Sat 1/31, Neil Aline, Julius Papp, DJ S. First and second Sunday of every month, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 2/5, DJ S, Madrid. Fri 2/6, Dayhota, Lady D, Sista Stroke. Sat 2/7, Simon Lee, Brad Owen. 773-549-4140.

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sat 1/31, DJ Eric Hall, VJ Boom Boom. 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). First Saturday of every month, DJ Stoney. 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, Disco Kitty. 773-388-0185.

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. Saturdays, David Chavez & Caswell James spin Afro-Latin jazz and house. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Wednesdays, 10 PM, David Chavez, Caswell James, Cordell Johnson spin deep house (no cover). 773-278-6600.

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 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Sundays (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 2/5, Hernan Cattaneo, Johnny Chaos, Jay Prasad. 312-491-9729.

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

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 1/30, DJ Tobias, Chris May, DJ Brock spin at "Synth City." Sat 1/31, Judge Jules, Billy the Kid. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory. Fri 2/6, V5 Entertainment DJs spin hip-hop, Latin, Spanish rock, and pop. Sat 2/7, Max Graham, Remy in the Sky. 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: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, 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. 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 1/30, Jesse de la Pena, Pumpin' Pete, Uncle Milty. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 2/6, Eddie Amador, DJ Nique. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 1/31, DJ MJB, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Shawn Edwards, DJ Night, Brett Lee, Hollywood Bob, Triple X, DJ Angel, DJ Limit. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

BERRYMANS Sat 2/7, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

CAJUN JEDI Fri 2/6, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

COSMIC OTTERS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Spider Vetter. Mon 2/2, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

J.D. CROWE & THE NEW SOUTH Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

DALZIEL Sun 2/1, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-949-5355.

DUST DEVILS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Tony Scarimbolo. Sun 2/8, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

BELA FLECK & EDGAR MEYER Benefit for the Music Learning Community at Northwestern University. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ALAN JACKSON, MARTINA MCBRIDE Fri 1/30, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

JAMES KING BAND, PETER NYE Sun 2/1, 3 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

NATALIE MACMASTER Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 773-728-6000 or 312-334-7777.

CYRIL PAHINUI, CINDY COMBS, DENNIS KAMAKAHI perform at a Hawaiian slack-key-guitar concert. Sun 2/8, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SWING SISTER SWING performs at "First Friday," followed by an open stage at 10 PM. Fri 2/6, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with John Daley (no cover). Sat 2/7, 9 PM, Dyed in the Wool (in the pub; no cover). 773-478-4408.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 2/3, Michael Miles. 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 2/8, Andy Young. 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. Sun 2/1, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, DJ Chris B spins country (with dance lessons with Sandy on Tuesdays, with Julie, Don & Larry on Fridays). Sundays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 7:30 PM, Big John spins (with country dance lessons with Sharman on Mondays). 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 2/6, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-473-5263.

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

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Thu 2/5, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

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.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/6, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 2/7, Bluestack. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 2/7, 9:30 PM, Robbie Fulks, Special Consensus. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/7, Patchouli. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 1/31, Mustard's Retreat. Sat 2/7, Eric Lambert. 219-464-4700.

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

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

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

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 2/5, 8 PM, Cliff Eberhardt. 773-465-8005.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/6, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt & friends, Lindsey Graham. Sun 2/8, 8:30 PM, Jon Rauhouse Steel Guitar Rodeo, Laurie Stirratt. 773-227-4433.

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

hottibiscotti.com.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: 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. Fri 1/30, Smokin' Gunz. Fri 2/6, Country Road. 312-337-3486.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/30, Anish. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Ploughboys. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/2, 9:30 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 1/31, 9:30 PM, Dooleys. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

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

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 1/30, Cindy Kallet. Sat 1/31, Sandy Andina, Jill Dawson, Ron Hayden, Greg Steele. Fri 2/6, Bob Patnaude. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Mon 2/2, Ralph Covert hosts a showcase of musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music. 773-929-1300.

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

BILLY BRANCH & THE SONS OF BLUES, GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE perform at the Museum of Science & Industry's Black Creativity 2004 Gala. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

LITTLE ARTHUR DUNCAN & THE BACK SCRATCHERS, TAIL DRAGGER, LITTLE AL THOMAS Sat 2/7, 9 PM, American Legion Hall, 3916 W. Roosevelt. 773-539-5001 or 312-222-1467.

DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS & MICHAEL FRANK, GREGG PARKER & THE CHICAGO BLUES MUSEUM ALL-STARS Free concert and discussion. Fri 2/6, 3:30 and 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

BILLY FLYNN Free concert. Wed 2/4, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

GRANA LOUISE Free concert. Mon 2/2, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

ERWIN HELFER, KATHERINE DAVIS Free concert. Fri 2/6, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

JONNY LANG, JOHNNY A. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

RODNEY LEWIS performs a gospel tribute. Tue 2/3, 10:15 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

MARTY SAMMON BAND performs in the main auditorium. Mon 2/2, 10:15 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES Free concert. Fri 1/30, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, "Housewreckin' Blues Jam" with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum, Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

AL'S 404 LOUNGE 404 W. 79th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-846-5467.

ANDIES RESTAURANT 5253 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Eric Noden & Roots Music (no cover). 773-784-8616.

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. First Tuesday of every month, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 1/30 and Wed 2/4, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. Sat 1/31, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sun 2/1, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Fri 2/6, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 2/7, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 847-424-9800.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Fri 1/30, and Sat 1/31, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Fri 2/6, and Sat 2/7, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 2/3, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. 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 1/30 and Sat 1/31, Eddy Clearwater. Sun 2/1, Slam Allen. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/3, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. Wed 2/4, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 2/5, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

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

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Tail Dragger, Lurrie Bell. Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Piano C. Red & the Flat Foot Boogie Blues Band. Sundays, 6-10 PM, Larry "Bluesman" Jenkins. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 9 PM, Big D & His Band. 773-722-8744.

BOULEVARD BLUES CLUB 3733 Grand Blvd., Brookfield: Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, Brother John. 708-485-9900.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/30, 5:30 PM, Joel Paterson; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (sold out). Sat 1/31, 6 PM, Jimmy Burns; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Phil Guy (sold out). Sun 2/1, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Mon 2/2, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 2/3, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 2/4, John Primer. Thu 2/5, Larry Garner. Fri 2/6, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Sat 2/7, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents, Carl Weathersby. Sun 2/8, Doug McDonald. 312-427-0333.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 847-768-3000.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/30, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 1/31, Downtown Charlie Brown Band. Thu 2/5, Buckwheat Zydeco. 630-513-0074.

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

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 1/31, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Sat 2/7, Vini & the Demons. 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.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Evolution. 847-705-0555.

GENTLE PERSUASION 8959 S. Ashland: Mondays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-233-4800.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 1/31, L.C. Walker & Trouble No More. Tue 2/3, John Primer. Thu 2/5, Lenny Spatafore hosts an open mike. Sat 2/7, Pistol Pete. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. 312-923-2000.

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 1/30 through Sun 2/1, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues with Randy Sabien (shows at 4 and 8 PM only on Sunday). 312-670-2473.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, Chris Beard. 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 2/5, Quintus McCormick. Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Eddie Shaw. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 2/7, 9:30 PM, Big Daddy & the Real Gone Guys. 630-446-4001.

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

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/31, Dave Specter. Sat 2/7, Chicago Catz. 773-252-1155.

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

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 1/30 and Sat 1/31, Dave Weld & the Blues Imperials. 847-243-3700.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 1/30, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. 815-477-0340.

REALTO LOUNGE/VISIONZ 8038 S. Ashland: First Sunday of every month, 5 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions (no cover). Second 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 1/30, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sat 1/31, Floyd Lee (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 2/6, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Stroger. Sat 2/7, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 630-393-2300.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 2/5, Rockin' Johnny. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/30, Joanna Connor. Sat 1/31, Pat Smillie. Sat 2/7, Tenry Johns Band. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 1/31, Outta the Blue. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 2/5, Dave Weld & Jeff Taylor. 312-441-9334.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: Mondays, 6-11 PM, Elmore James Jr. performs at "Poetry in Blue." 773-285-2852.

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

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

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

Jazz

Concerts

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 2/8, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JONATHAN CHEN, BRIAN LABYCZ, ROTTEN MILK Free concert. Mon 2/2, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE with saxophonist and conductor Joe Lovano performs "On This Day" and music by Tadd Dameron, Woody Herman, and Thad Jones. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 312-344-6245.

MARK COLBY, VINCE MAGGIO Sun 2/1, 1 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE with Burgess Gardner. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ORBERT DAVIS, ED PETERSEN, LARRY GRAY, JOEL SPENCER, VALERIE NICHOLSON perform at the Prairie State College Jazz Festival. Fri 2/6, 8 PM, auditorium, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights. 708-709-3500.

DECOY Free concert. Tue 2/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BELA FLECK & EDGAR MEYER Benefit for the Music Learning Community at Northwestern University. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NNENNA FREELON Fri 2/6, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 2/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ NIGHT with the Northwestern University Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Bands, and Jazz Combos under the direction of Don Owens and Daniel J. Farris. Fri 1/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

STEVE RAMSDELL Mon 2/2, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

REGINALD R. ROBINSON Fri 2/6, 10:15 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

PETER SALTZMAN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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.

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, Steve Zuterek Trio. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Sat 1/31 and Fri 2/6, noon, Franz Jackson. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 1/31, 9:30 PM, BMR4. 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 2/3, 5:30 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Sat 2/7, 9:30 PM, Bob Dogan Quintet. 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 2/1, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/30 through Sun 2/1, Jasper Stone. Thu 2/5 through Sun 2/8, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 2/2, Keith Scott Trio. 773-334-4040.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/6, Rhythm Rockets. 847-381-8585.

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

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 7-11 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 312-587-3660.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 2/6, 7:30 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio with Colleen Timler. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Quartet. 630-574-2155.

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

BURGUNDY INN 2706 N. Ashland: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Albert G. 773-327-0303.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Mon 2/2, Al Keeler. Thu 2/5, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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

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

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Paul Giallorenzo Trio. Sundays, 6-9 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Mondays, 8 PM, David Boykin Expanse. 312-942-0095.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Piano bar with music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/30, Lloyd Wilson Trio. Fri 2/6, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/30, Mike Hagedorn, Andre Marquetti, Richard Theodore, Steve Ivan. Sat 1/31, Boris Hauf, Ernst Karel, Todd Carter, Kurt Johnson, Michael Hartman, Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sundays, 5-9 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover Sat 1/31, Zvonimir Tot. 630-584-2100.

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/30 and Fri 2/6, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 1/31, Dede Sampaio Trio with Babe Irving III. Thu 2/5, Bob Davis Trio. Sat 2/7, Ed Coward 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. First Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. First Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 312-697-0975.

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

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

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

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Wednesdays, 5-11 PM, Scott Earl Holman Trio (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: Wed 2/4, 9:30 PM, Mary Oliver Ensemble (see Critic's Choice). 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.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Aaron Krueger Duo. 630-922-9821.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazz Masters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/8, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. 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. Sundays, 5-9 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-928-9900.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/30, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, and Sat 1/31, 7 PM, Detour. 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 1/30, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo. Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/1 and Sun 2/8, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 2/2, 9 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 2/4, 9 PM, Tom Garling Sextet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/6, 9 PM, and Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Gary Bartz & Billy Harper. 773-878-5552.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Thu 2/5, 9 PM, Family Style, Don Tisch/Ian Torres Quintet, Star People. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Jade Maze Quartet. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, open stage.

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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: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 2/1, Jonathan Crawford & Steve Hess, Nicole Mitchell & David Boykin, Dave Rempis & Kevin Davis, Jeff Parker & Mike Reed. Sun 2/8, Hurculaneum, Indoor/Outdoor. 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. Mon 2/2, 7 PM, Mark Colby Quartet, JED Big Band. Thu 2/5 through Sun 2/8, Larry Coryell Trio. 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: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Lou Marini, Ron Cooper. Sat 1/31, 9:30 PM, King Fleming, George Flynn, Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Willie Pickens. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 2/2, 9:30 PM, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian, Dennis Carol. First Tuesday of every month, 9 PM, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Jeff Nolan & friends, Lubriphonic, Giles Corey, Jimbo Delta & others (no cover). 312-829-4150.

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: First Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Heavy Hitters Quartet (no cover). 312-266-1414.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: No cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 5 PM, and Saturdays, 6 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 2/3, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-404-9494.

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 2/4, 7 PM, Three Blind Mice (no cover). Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Metropolis Organ Trio. 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 9 PM, and jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Sun 2/1 and Sun 2/8, Rob Denty Trio. 773-764-8900.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/7, Joe Rendon Trio. 630-688-8866.

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, 7-11 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. Wed 2/4, BMR Trio. 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, Judy Roberts Duo. 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 2/5, 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. Sat 1/31, Alison Ruble/JoAnn Daugherty Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wed 2/4, Tim Green Quartet. Thursdays, George McRae Quartet with Jim Gailloreto. Fri 2/6, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 2/7, BMR4. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/30, Frank Portolese Trio. Sat 1/31, J.B. Ritchie Trio. 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.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-348-7291.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 2/5, 9 PM, Ken Chaney Xperience with Duke Payne. 312-492-6100.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Cushicles. 773-276-7036.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 1/31, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Sun 2/1, Brother John Duo. Sun 2/8, BMR4. 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.

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.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 9 PM-1 AM, open jam session hosted by Kelli Rich. 773-374-2660.

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

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

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

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

TONY PAISON'S 5101 Washington, Gurnee: No cover. Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Earl Holman. Tuesdays, 5-11 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 1/30, 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: Mondays, 10 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. Tuesdays, 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 1/30, William Perry Quartet. Sat 1/31, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Dushun Mosley & the Vizitors. 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.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 1/30, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-663-9467.

International

Concerts

HUUN-HUUR-TU See Critic's Choice. Fri 1/30, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOSE MERCE performs as part of Flamenco 2004, with an opening performance by Ensemble Espanol. See Critic's Choice. Thu 2/5, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MINIANKA Sat 2/7, 7 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

THULA SIZWE performs South African music. Sun 2/1, 11 AM, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. 773-539-3018.

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.

CITE 70th floor, 505 N. Lake Shore Dr.: Fri 1/30, 8:30 PM, DJ Cisco spins Argentine grooves, salsa, merengue, cumbia, and Spanish rock (with a live tango performance). 312-644-4050.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/31, 10:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo (preceded by free dance lessons at 9:30 PM; 18 & over). Sun 2/1, 8 PM, Badi Assad (see Critic's Choice), Paulinho Garcia. Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Chicago Samba hosts a dance competition. Sun 2/8, 9 PM, Les Yeux Noirs, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan, Danilo Milosavljevic. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Rembetika. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Casolando. 773-348-7592.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 2/7, 9 PM, Hip Fetish. 708-366-8073.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thu 2/5, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, 6-9 PM, DJs spin salsa dura and Afro-Caribbean jazz at "Saoco Sunday." 773-784-5439.

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

Classical

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR Stephen Alltop & Vincent Cichowicz, conductors, with soprano Julianne Baird (Charpentier, Dvorak, Handel). Sun 2/8, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LES ARTS FLORISSANTS William Christie conducts music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Sun 2/1, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 2/4, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND PLAYERS in a free concert (Gabrieli, Handel, Hazell & others). Fri 2/6, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100 or 847-506-0582. Sun 2/8, 3 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300 or 847-506-0582.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Hindemith, Schumann, Tilson Thomas). Sun 2/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. Mon 2/2, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas conducts a free concert (Dukas, R. Strauss, Stravinsky). Sun 2/8, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS in a free concert (Lemare, Durufle, Franck, Messiaen). Sun 2/8, 3 PM, Church of Saint Ita, 5500 N. Broadway. 773-561-5343.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Godfrey, Schumann, Beethoven, Dohnanyi). Sun 2/1, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. Tue 2/3, 7:30 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 773-889-4206.

CHICAGO PRO MUSICA in a program of contemporary music (Van Vactor, Raimi, Ross, Quensel, Elliot). Sun 2/1, 7 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, with pianist Jonathan Gilad (R. Strauss, Mozart, Haydn). Thu 2/5 through Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Deborah Voigt, mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, tenor Clifton Forbis, bass Robert Holl & the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Beethoven, Schoenberg). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 1/31 and Sat 2/7, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Mozart, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff). Sun 2/1, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor (Wagner, Beethoven). Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Donald DeRoche, conductor, with trumpeter John Hagstrom (Dubois, Petrov, Surinach). Wed 2/4, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Rodney Dorsey conducts a free concert. Thu 2/5, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton (Khachaturian, Lutoslawski, Pazdziora). Sun 2/8, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alastair Willis, conductor, with violinist Stefan Jackiw (Rossini, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev). Fri 2/6, 8:30 PM, Sat 2/7, 8 PM, and Sun 2/8, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELAINE FELDER, SANG MEE LEE, SARAH MONTZKA, BLAKE BRASCH, JOANNA FELDER, STANLEY DAVIS & SUSAN CHARLES piano, violin, viola, cellos, clarinet & soprano (Prokofiev, Pasatieri, Schubert). Sun 2/8, 2 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

NELL FLANDERS, TANYA MAGGI & DAVID RUSSELL violin, viola & cello, in a free concert (Ravel, Weir). Thu 2/5, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/30, 12:10 PM, organist Thomas Wikman. Fri 2/6, 12:10 PM, pianist Katherine Lee. 312-787-4570.

MEMBERS OF THE GLENVIEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Schubert, Hess & others). Sun 2/1, 3 PM, Glenview New Church, 73 Park Dr., Glenview. 847-920-9569.

HANDEL WEEK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA & CHORUS (Handel, Esther). Sat 2/7, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 630-860-0338.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone conducts a "Valentine Pops" concert. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774 or 708-235-2222. Sun 2/8, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln, New Lenox. 708-481-7774.

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

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington conducts Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat in a young people's concert featuring mimes T. Daniel & Laurie Willets. Fri 1/30, 9:40 and 11 AM, Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan, Northfield. 847-295-2135.

LINCOLN TRIO (Bloch, Arensky, Shostakovich). Sat 1/31, 8 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6622.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 1/31, Wed 2/4, and Sat 2/7, 7:30 PM, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor, with soprano Natalie Dessay, tenor Marcelo Alvarez & baritone Ashley Holland (Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor). Fri 2/6, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with baritone Neal Davies & soprano Elizabeth Futral (Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance). 312-332-2244.

MA' ALOT WOODWIND QUARTETT (Mozart, Ligeti, Reicha, Piazzolla). Sun 2/8, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:15 PM), Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Fri 1/30, members of Chicago Opera Theater Young Artists Program. 312-742-1748.

PATRICE MICHAELS, LYON LEIFER & ELIZABETH BUCCHERI soprano, flute & piano. Sun 2/1, 4 PM, private residence, Hyde Park (call for location). 773-442-4978.

MILLENNIUM WAGNER OPERA performs semi-staged scenes from Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Sat 1/31, 3:15 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 888-270-5990.

MUSIC AT FIRST William Chin conducts Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/1, 4 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-5215, ext. 39.

NEWBERRY CONSORT Sun 2/8, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor, with violinist Margot Schwartz (Piston, Schickele, Karlins, Mendelssohn). Thu 2/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Adams, Copland, Lauridsen). Fri 2/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with pianist James Giles (Brahms, R. Strauss). Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK Francesco Milioto conducts Mozart's The Magic Flute. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, and Sun 2/1, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Haydn, Ptaszynska, Beethoven). See Critic's Choice. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Ben-Haim, Beethoven, Verdi/Bassi, Martinu). Sun 2/1, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 1/31 and Sat 2/7, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RAVINIA STEANS INSTITUTE CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Haydn, Harbison, Faure). Sun 2/1, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS (Levin, Rossini). Sun 2/8, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 312-360-3145.

RING OF FIRE HANDBELLS with the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ADAM ROTH guitar. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

PETER SERKIN piano (Knussen, Takemitsu, Berio, Messiaen, Beethoven). Sun 2/8, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS (Messiaen, Matheson). Sun 2/8, 4:05 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

PHILIP SIMMONS & MICHELE MCGOVERN guitar & flute, in a free concert. Sun 2/8, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

DENNIS R. SMITH clarinet, with pianist Bryan Shilander & clarinetist Joyce Stenzel (Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Vidor, Bernstein, JeanJean, Solomon, George). Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Naperville Congregational Church, 1 Bunting Lane, Naperville. 708-484-3797, ext. 2.

STUDENT OPERA SHOWCASE Area music students perform opera excerpts. Sun 2/1, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TEATRO LIRICO D'EUROPA (Verdi, La traviata). Sun 2/8, 4 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

OLLI-PEKKA TUOMISALO & RISTO-MATTI MARIN saxophone & piano (Sibelius, Schumann, Ellington, Kritz). Sun 2/1, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-5025. Tue 2/3, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. Wed 2/4, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Chung Park conducts a free concert (Gilbert & Sullivan, Purcell). Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with contrabassist Andy Cowan (Rimsky-Korsakov, Deak). Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

VERMEER QUARTET with pianist Kuang-hao Huang (Schubert, Shostakovich, Schumann). Sun 2/1, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463 or 312-663-1628.

Fairs & Festivals

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th: Fri 2/6, 8 PM, Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass, Cootie Stark, John Berquist & the South Side Swedes, Texas Shorty, Reed Island Rounders. Sat 2/7, 7:30 PM, Jason Frey, Travis Matte & Mark Latiolais, Ljupco Milenkovski, Liz Carroll & John Doyle, Texas Shorty, Cootie Stark, Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass. Sun 2/8, 6 PM, Glen Isle Ceili Band, Dusty Brown, Reed Island Rounders, Liz Carroll & John Doyle, Jason Frey, Travis Matte & Mark Latiolais. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-9793.

Miscellaneous

MIKE BECKER Lecture and demonstration entitled "Native American Flutes and Flute Music." Sat 2/7, 2 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-328-4292.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-334-7777.

CHICAGO DIDGERIDU CHORUS performs for the Center for Creative Living's Conscious Cafe Coffeehouse; no cover. Fri 1/30, 8-10 PM, Days Inn, 644 W. Diversey. 773-935-3776.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 1/30, Loyola Academy String Orchestra. 312-346-3278.

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