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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES TRIBUTE) performs at a Valentine's Day dinner dance; benefit for the Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center. Sat 2/14, BeauJolie by Victoria, 9550 W. Lawrence, Schiller Park. 847-758-9172.

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

AZITA, MARK SHIPPY, ROPE Sat 2/14, 11 PM, Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western. 773-296-6024.

B2K Sun 2/15, 6 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

GINO CALANTONI, BELINDA COPELAND, JAMES EDWARD DAUPHIN, KATHRYN DIANE, KATHLEEN GALLAGHER, T.G. GRAY, JAIME MCTAGGART, J. MITCHELL, NINA O'NEILL, MIKE CASTELLANETA perform "From the Heart and Other Body Parts." Fri 2/13 and Sat 2/14, 7 PM, Sauganash Park, 5861 N. Kostner. 312-742-7618.

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.

JOE COLLEY Sat 2/14, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performances. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MIKE DANGEROUX Thu 2/12, 10:15 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

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

DIGABLE CAT Free in-store performance. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

DJ GREEDY spins at the "Legends of Love" party. Fri 2/13, 6-10 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

JESUS ENRIQUES, LIL' WISH, 90 DAY MEN, KWIET STORM, HYDRO, RICKY LUIS, LIL' MAN, MAGIC ROCKER, TAYLOR MOORE, VI & others perform at the Chicago Music Awards. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

GINA GIBSON Free concert. Fri 2/13, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

GINUWINE, JOE, JAGGED EDGE, AVANT Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOSH GROBAN Sold out. Thu 2/12, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

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

COLIN HAY, PAUL CEBAR Sat 2/14, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ERIC HIMAN Free in-store performance. Thu 2/12, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

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 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.

ERIN JORDAN Free in-store performance. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ALICIA KEYS, JAHEIM, KEITH SWEAT, MUSIQ SOULCHILD, MAURICE MAHON, JS Fri 2/13, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

CYNDI LAUPER, LILI HAYDN Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Cadillac Palace, 151 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

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

KAREN MASON Free concert. Fri 2/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NAN MASON, AUDREY MORRIS & others perform music from the 1950s in "That's Amore"; free concert. Fri 2/13, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

BRADFORD NEWQUIST, JIM ROLLINS, RUSS LONG, MICHELLE BRADLEY, ELIZABETH DOYLE, AUDREY MORRIS perform "Let's Duet." Sat 2/14, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

NUMBERS Free in-store performance. Sat 2/14, 4:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

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.

STEPHEN RADER performs in a tribute to Dolly Parton, with guitarist Trey Maclin, violinist Terri Worman, and vocalist Jennifer Byers; free concert. Sat 2/14, 3 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DR. GUTHRIE P. RAMSEY hosts an in-store musical demonstration and discussion of his book Race Music: Black Cultures From Bebop to Hip-Hop. Thu 2/12, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

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.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performances. Fri 2/6 and Fri 2/13, 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.

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

PAM TILLIS, JUICE NEWTON Sat 2/14, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

MARSHALL TITUS performs at an opening reception for the show "Throb," with art illusionist Alan Emerson Hicks. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Izzo/Jones Arena for the Arts, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

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.

WHEAT Free in-store performance. Fri 2/6, 6 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

GARY YERKINS hosts a free jam session. Wed 2/11, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: 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, Mindsight, Tripside, 8 Per Second. Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7, Dag Juhlin, DAT. Fri 2/13, 9:30 PM, Los Lonely Boys, John Eddie (18 & over). Sat 2/14, 9 PM, Numbers, Ssion, Misty Martinez, Trin Tran (18 & over). 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.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/6, Second Hand Poets. Sat 2/7, Kevin Conlin. Fri 2/13, Alexandra Georgas. Sat 2/14, Zach Phillips. 630-778-9090.

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/6, Everyday Celebrity, Echo Farm, Marmalade. Sat 2/7, Susie Gomez, Faye Ray & the Aldi Bags. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Fri 2/13, Felonious Funk, Long Pause, Stab Atlas. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Dragonfly Red, Hoyne, Dynamos. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 2/11, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. 847-381-8585.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/6, 9 PM, First Name Basis, Fetor, Innerthrone. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Friends Like These, Sono, Vultures Are Lovebirds, Revolver Modele. Sun 2/8, 9 PM, Air This Side of Caution, Scarecrow Garden, Paulina. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/10, 9 PM, Personals, Abalone Penguin. Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Dang, This Side Up, Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch. Thu 2/12, 9 PM, Highway Road, Sweet Mama Gumbo. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Supermercado, Gaskit, Triptych. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, DeMilos. Sun 2/15, 9 PM, Paul Draws a Blank, Best Days Behind, A Month of Somedays. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/7, Steph Staa, Marqseven, Shannon L., Endangered Species, Ryan Officer. 773-770-2039.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 773-435-0130.

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

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

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 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. Mon 2/9, 8 PM, Bizarro, Emulsion, Anarchy Ass & the Anarchids. Tue 2/10, 8 PM, Stay All Day, Makeouts. Wed 2/11, 8 PM, Twitch, Cells, Highball, Saps. Thu 2/12, 8 PM, Lacona, South, Story of Everest. Fri 2/13, 6 PM, University, Junior Varsity, Matthew, Softest Sound (all-ages); 10 PM, Reagan National Crash Diet, Thing 3, Audakon Revival. Sat 2/14, 7 PM, Duvall, Menthol, Woolworthy (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Tobin Sprout (18 & over). Sun 2/15, 5 PM, Ditchwater, Inept, Infrared, Agent Zero (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/6, Spare Parts, Shane Jonas Sextet. Sat 2/7, Punsapaya, Callisto. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Fri 2/13, Major's Junction. Sat 2/14, Benevento & Russo. 773-384-8600.

BRAUER HOUSE 57 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside: Second Wednesday of every month, 9:30 PM-1 AM, Madman Jam. 708-449-8900.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/7, Synix, A.N.I.M.A.L. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 2/6, David Bruce. Sun 2/8 and Sun 2/15, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 2/13, Tim Nolan. 847-550-1127.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 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. Fri 2/13, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Vicky, Fertile Minds. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Secret Order of the Black Hand, Grafton, Nerves. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 2/7, 9 PM, Johnny Star & the Meteors. Fri 2/13, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

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

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

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Biff & Sniff. 847-279-1199.

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

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Sat 2/14, Brenda K. Starr. 312-666-8106.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Wed 2/11, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Fred, Dobo Joe, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

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.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Robin Lukas; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Saturdays, 11:30 AM, Sami Scot; 7 PM, Robin Lukas; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Colleen McNabb & Tom Muellner. Mondays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Colleen McNabb, Tom Muellner, and Bill Klewitz. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/6, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 2/7, 11 PM, Peek-a-Boo Revue. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Pornstar, DJ Mike. Fri 2/13, 24 Elsinor. Sat 2/14, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe (preceded by an acoustic duo performance at 8:30 PM). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 2/6, 10:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 2/7, 10:30 PM, Lounge Puppets. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Ten With Strangers. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, 16 Candles. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Brother John. 847-706-1700.

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 2/6, Wed 2/11, and Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Suzanne Petri performs "Songs of Love and Other Delights." Fri 2/6 and Fri 2/13, 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 2/7 and Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Justin Hayford performs "Look Who's Been Dreaming: Neglected Treasures From Hollywood's Golden Age"; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Sun 2/8 and Sun 2/15, 5 PM, Ester Hana performs "Travel My Way"; 7 PM, Michelle Lukovich. Mon 2/9, 8 PM, Dan Stetzel. Thu 2/12, 1 PM, MaryMonica Thomas. 312-458-0850.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Mon 2/9, Dave Chamberlain spins punk. Tue 2/10, Mike Cook. Wed 2/11, DJs Tex & Dean spin country & western. Thu 2/12, John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Milkplow, Dremana, Julian's Ride. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Autumn Defense, Cameron McGill, Kelley Stoltz. Tue 2/10, 9 PM, South, Metric (see Critic's Choice). Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Suffrajett, American Cosmonaut, Ivory Wire, Bicycle Tricycle. Thu 2/12, 8 PM, Bob Mould (no cover). Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Venomous Concept with Buzz Osbourne, Kevin Sharp & Danny Herrera, Nausea, X-Terrorizer, Last Vegas, Buried at Sea, DJ Tony McQuaid. Sat 2/14 and Sun 2/15, 10 PM, Urge Overkill, Sights (sold out). 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 2/14, 9 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Third Sunday of every month, 8:30 PM, Sway. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. 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 2/6, 7 PM, Michael McDermott; 9:30 PM, Maggie Speaks, Sofa King. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 2/12, 9:30 PM, Voices. Fri 2/13, 9:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 2/14, 9:30 PM, Swamp Honkys. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: 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 PM, Sumo, Stephanie Wells. Mon 2/9, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 2/10, 9 PM, Dirty Blue, Liam. Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Ferdinand Fox, Maniacal Bill & the Enablers. Thu 2/12, 9 PM, Grommits, DJ A.L.I.A.S. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Linus, Ludo, Sara Hollister Band, Karlye Lapatina. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura, Freaky Deaky, Tabakin. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Bang! Bang! (see Spot Check), Functional Blackouts, Vee Dee. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Poster Children (see Spot Check), Terminus Victor, Triple Whip. Sun 2/8, 9:30 PM, Seksu Roba, Los Shut Up, My Favorite (see Spot Check). Mon 2/9, 9:30 PM, Dutchmen, Vibrolas, Sugarwalls (no cover). Thu 2/12, 9:30 PM, Everyoned, the Love of Everything, New Sense. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, We Ragazzi, Ponys, Volcano, I'm Still Excited. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Him, Mice Parade, Mileece. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/7, Night Riders. 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 2/14, Alex & the All-Stars. 847-516-0300.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. 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 2/6 and Wed 2/11, Shockwave & Matrix. Sat 2/7 and Sun 2/15, Hydro. Sun 2/8, Dub Dis. Fri 2/13, Indika. Sat 2/14, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. 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: Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Nuts & Bolts. 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 2/6, 8 PM, Only Sons. Sat 2/7, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, JP & the Cats. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. 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 2/6, 9 PM, Matt Hayes. Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Swizzle Tree. 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 2/6, 6 PM, Bayside, Audition, Silent Treatment, Shooting Blanks; 10 PM, Big Buildings, Paper Airplane Pilots, Intelligent Dennis. Sat 2/7, 5 PM, Sadaharu, Oval Portrait, Fire for Effect; 10 PM, Thin Man (see Spot Check), Grimble Grumble, Dorian Taj. Tue 2/10, 8 PM, Tokyo Sex Destruction (see Spot Check), Bullet Train to Vegas, Volcano. Wed 2/11, 7 PM, Denali, Pinebender, LaGuardia, Catfish Haven. Fri 2/13, 6 PM, Since by Man, Raise the Red Lantern, Missing Autumn. Sat 2/14, 5 PM, Poison the Well, Murder by Death, Bled, the Kinison; 10 PM, William Elliott Whitmore, Early Risers, Chris Fuller. Sun 2/15, 5 PM, Poison the Well, Murder by Death, Bled, the Kinison; 9 PM, My Hotel Year. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/6, 9:30 PM, Parlourfones, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Sat 2/7, 9:30 PM, Robbie Fulks, Special Consensus. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Wed 2/11, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Heidi Fieschko, Kathleen O'Toole, Kimberly Washington & Brian Hilligoss. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Deke Dickerson, Joel Paterson Blues Roundup. 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 2/6, Shards. Sat 2/7, Cleavers. Wed 2/11, Jim & James host an open mike. Fri 2/13, Steepwater Band. Sat 2/14, Kimi Hayes. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 2/6, Five Year Jacket. Fri 2/13, Lazy Maybes. Sat 2/14, Tribute Band. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/6, Rock Bottom, Seventh Sons, Voodoo Pilot. Sat 2/7, Coma Savants. Wed 2/11, Envy Is Blind, Harmonxcape, Gothsicles. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 2/13, Mass Shivers. Sat 2/14, Injured, Genral Patton & His Privates. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 2/14, 9 PM, John Vinopal. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 2/6, 7:30 PM, Carla Gordon & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 2/7, 7:30 PM, Dan Myers; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 2/8 and Sun 2/15, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 2/9, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 2/10, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 2/11 and Thu 2/12, 8 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 2/13, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 2/14, 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 2/6, 5:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 2/7 and Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Mon 2/9, 8 and 10:30 PM, Marc Shaiman performs "This Is Your Life!" (see Critic's Choice; benefit for the Harbor and Bonaventure House; early show sold out). Tue 2/10, 8 PM, Jen Porter. Wed 2/11 and Thu 2/12, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 2/13, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 2/15, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. 312-836-0933.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 2/14, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 2/8, 7 PM, Cayne Collier, Brad & Gingi perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam hosted by Marc Smith. 773-878-5552.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: 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, Card Catalog, Facing Winter, Chris MacCarthy. Thu 2/12, 9 PM, Black Giraffe, Mabel, Braves. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 2/12, Gypsy Garage Combo. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 2/7, 9 PM, Dragonfly Red, Moses Gun. Tue 2/10, 8 PM, singer/songwriter showcase. Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Blue Tongue Quartet. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/6, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt with Sarah Staskauskas, Ryan Hembrey, Kevin McDonough, and Evelyn Weston, with an opening set by Graham Lindsey; 10 PM, Baby Teeth, Orso. Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Lost Souls of the Great Lakes with the Talbott of Earl; 11 PM, Jamie Levinson, Gate Rettig & Mark Renard spin at the Pistil magazine dance party. Sun 2/8, 8:30 PM, Jon Rauhouse Steel Guitar Rodeo, Laurie Stirratt. Wed 2/11, 8 PM, Anna Fermin with Gary Sheppers & Alton Smith. Thursdays, 9 and 11 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Thin Man (see Spot Check), Mr. Rudy Day, Struts (benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center). Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo; 10 PM, DJ Tainted Love. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/6, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls, Brill Babies. Sat 2/7, Pat McCurdy. Wed 2/11, Martin Gollogly hosts an open mike. Fri 2/13, Pala, Naked Mile. Sat 2/14, Rhino. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 2/10, 9:30 PM, Iomos Marad, Treologic, Abstract Giants, Rusty Chains, Verbal Kent, DJ Striz, DJ Spontaneous. Thu 2/12, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Suffrajett (at a screening of James Spooner's documentary film Afro-Punk: The Rock and Roll Nigger Experience). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: 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). Wed 2/11, 7 and 11 PM, Kanye West, Really Doe (18 & over; early show sold out). Fri 2/13, 9 PM, North Mississippi Allstars, Brown 'n' Burnside (18 & over). Sat 2/14, 9 PM, Nick Cannon, Cassidy, Yin Yang Twins, Ryan Duarte. Sun 2/15, 8 PM, Dweezil Zappa & Lisa Loeb (seated all-ages show). 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. Fri 2/13, Mahp. 312-245-0333.

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

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. 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.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Methadones, Krunchies, New Black, Hotlips Messiah, New Black. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Sagtown Hustlers, Yesmen, Salt Shakers. Sundays, 9 PM, Pete Special. Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Sunspots, Three Words to Live By. Thu 2/12, 9 PM, Darwin's Dilemma, Bleeding Charity. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Sin City Injectors, Gravetones, Vicki, Scissors. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Dirges, Die Rotz, Kill-a-Watts. 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Old No. 8, Little Marsh Overflow. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Hank Williams III, Scott Biram (sold out). Wed 2/11, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 2/12, 8 PM, Anne Heaton, Katie Todd, Teddy Goldstein. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Tractor Kings, Ruth Buzzy, Sunhead King. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Ojos de Brujo perform as part of Flamenco 2004, with DJ Pincha Extra Z. 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 773-549-8200.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/6, 5:30 PM, Chicago Rocks hip-hop showcase featuring Vakill, Longshot, Infinito, All Natural, Daily Plannet, Qwel, Offwhyte, Robust, Mestizo, DJs Meaty Ogre & Dr. Jones, the Opus (see Critic's Choice) with Rubberoom, Mass Hysteria, EC Illa, Qwazaar, Zoser, O-Type & Jah Safe, Psalm One & Thaione Davis, Rusty Chains, Verbal Kent, Matlock, DJ PNS, DJ 3rd Rail (all-ages). Sat 2/7, 9 PM, Fashion Bomb (see Spot Check), American Motherload, Gelheads, High Plains Drifter (18 & over). Sun 2/8, 9 PM, the Notwist (see Critic's Choice), Themselves (18 & over). Tue 2/10, 8:30 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Head of Femur, Tenki, Ella Music Group (18 & over). Fri 2/13, 6 PM, Starstruck, Much the Same, Break the Silence, Wilhelm Scream, Last Annual (all-ages). Sat 2/14, 9 PM, Evil Beaver, Countdown, Acumen Nation, Streetwisemen (18 & over). Sun 2/15, 6:30 PM, Redwalls, New Constitution, Rockets Over Sweden (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Paul McKinney Group. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." 708-366-8073.

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

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar with DJs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 9 PM, jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ White Russian. Saturdays, DJ V. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. Wednesdays, Brian Borden. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 2/7, Mike Beck Duo. Wed 2/11, Tim Nolan hosts an open mike. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/6, 9:30 PM, Brother John. Wed 2/11, Switchback. Sat 2/14, Neil Rose Band. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/6, Blanco, Blind Rivet Season, No Doctors. Sat 2/7, Ataba, Herbert Wiser Band, Boomjack. Sun 2/8, open jam with On Da Groove. 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 2/6, 9 PM, Evans Out, Cobs, My Big Beautiful, Burnside Bridge. 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. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 2/12, 9 PM, Trent Summar & the New Row Mob, Cutters, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. Fri 2/13, 9 PM, New Math, Starcandy, Helen Money. Sat 2/14, 5:30 PM, Vex, No Fate, Chronic State (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Love Dictators, the Girls. Sun 2/15, 2-6 PM, Midway Ramblers. 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 2/7, 10 PM, Life After Death (Iron Maiden tribute), Soul Joke. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor & DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Mokkadi. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, For This I Have Fallen, Gravewax. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike. Wed 2/11, 8 PM, Big Smith performs at "The Partly Dave Show." Thu 2/12, 8 PM, Katherine Bardales, Eric Himan 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. Saturdays, DJ Radikal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Rick Hype spins old school. 630-434-1290.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 2/6, 10:30 PM, Knomadz, Torture Chamber, Sidewalk Skolaz. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Egostatic, Thunderwing, Digital Mindy, Neptune Crush; midnight, Chicago Afrobeat Project. 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). Thu 2/12, 7:30 PM, Apollo Project, Anatomic, Raised on Zenith, What If?, Ghettobillies, Modern Day Catastrophe, Psychward, Into Oblivion perform at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands Festival. Fri 2/13, 7:30 PM, Torn, Stone Puppet, Water on Electricity, Firewheel, Tommy Gun, Voodoo Monkey Child, Asylum, Iliketv perform at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands Festival. Sat 2/14, 7:30 PM, Atlantic Piano Trio, Madahari, Camp Element, Broken, Crimson Tyde, Adrenaline, Prolixon, Fear Unknown perform at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands Festival. Sun 2/15, 7:30 PM, Grigori 3, Crankchest, Myopia, Marizen, Seek, Vesicant, Amined, Cellar Door perform at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands Festival. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wed 2/11, 7 PM, Sworn Enemy, As I Lay Dying, Himsa, With Honor (all-ages). Fri 2/13, 7 PM, V Shape Mind, Shades of Fiction, Born Against Time, Farewell Fix (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome 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.

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

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 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. Fri 2/6, R-Gang. Sat 2/7, 7 Deez. Fri 2/13, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 2/14, Class of '68. 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. Sat 2/7, House Breaker, Sonnets, Slats. Sun 2/8, Kathy Greenholdt. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Tue 2/10, Grant & Carl. Wed 2/11, New Math. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/14, Voices. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Troubadours of Divine Bliss. 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). Tue 2/10, 9 PM, DJ Inc. 312-492-6100.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Rachael Davis, Down the Line (18 & over); 10 PM, M's (see Critic's Choice), Kim, Danger Adventure. Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Amy Rigby, RD Roth & the Issues, Michelle Anthony (see Spot Check). Mon 2/9, 8 PM, Andrew Jonathan, Hansi Haas, Ayesu Lartey. Tue 2/10, 9 PM, Carlsonics, Monkey Paw, Dead Electric. Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Standard, Organ Wolf. Thu 2/12, 9 PM, Tarbox Ramblers (see Spot Check), Dollar Store (see Post No Bills). Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Matt Wertz, David Berkeley. Sat 2/14, 7 PM, John Ondrasik (sold out); 10:30 PM, Cheer-Accident. Sun 2/15, 8 PM, Van Hunt. 773-525-2508.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: 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. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, Felix & the Cats. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 2/12, Michael Rodio. 312-441-9334.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: 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, Twice Pipes, Anti. Wed 2/11, Arks, Static Films, Loomis. Thu 2/12, Souls for Rent, Four Times Daily. Fri 2/13, Bartley Fritzsche, For All I Care. Sat 2/14, Detholz, Timeout Drawer, Sybris. 773-278-6600.

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Marlon St. John, Seth Thompson (benefit for New World Repertory Theater). 630-969-9720.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Easy Tiger, Cory Hance, Kristie Stremel, Christine Costanzo. Sat 2/7, 6 PM, Rosanna Lee, Cari Clara, Jeff Libman, Lis Harvey. Sun 2/8, 7 PM, Micah Hall, Arlo Leach, Javier Mendoza. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Pat McDonald. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Brian Webb, Teddy Goldstein, Pete Schmidt. Sun 2/15, 7 PM, the Verse, Richard Burnett, Andrew Bemis. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sat 2/7, Pharisee. Thursdays, live karaoke. 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.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/6, Abstract Giants, Digable Cat. Sat 2/7, Episode Seven, Little Sisters of Philly. Thu 2/12, Duenow. Fri 2/13, Pete Special, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 2/14, Andy Magnuson & the Heathens, Stone City Stragglers. 312-360-9488.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/7, Karmageddon. Fri 2/13, Jack Salamander. Sat 2/14, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/6, Carl Brown. Sat 2/7, Sound Station, Ark Band. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 2/9, Sick Doctor. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 2/12, Memories, Winston Blake, Meritone Disco. Fri 2/13, Indika. Sat 2/14, Hydro, Gizzae, Baaro, Flex Crew. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/6, Charleston Sound Machine, Arbo, Deer. Sat 2/7, Bump, Slight Eccentric. Sundays, 9 PM, Starrunner. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Doug Powell performs at the Edge comedy showcase. Wed 2/11, Quinn's Uncles, M.K. Gallina, Brian Sharpe. Thu 2/12, Quiver Lip, Pill Face Jones, Medicine Hat. Fri 2/13, Somewhere in Between, Family Groove Company, Humpback Wail. Sat 2/14, Rose Hill Drive, Simmering. 773-929-1300.

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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 Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Second Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 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. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, DJ Hiroki. 773-235-9100.

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

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

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

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

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old-school house, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, Lee Farmer, Cisco, Tik-Tak, Shawn Mack, JC Soto. 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. Wed 2/11, Dan Efex, Mike Fritz. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. Sat 2/14, 8 PM-3 AM, Andre Solaris, Nosmo, Avex Axiom, Rikler, Mili Sefic, Daniel Mnookin, James Lauer, Paul G., Jasen Infamus & JP. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/6, Sat 2/7, Tue 2/10, Fri 2/13, and Sat 2/14, 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 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin techno, progressive, house, and techno. Saturdays, Dino Latino & Tim "Spinnin" Schommer spin house, hip-hop, reggae, and old school in the main room; DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop in the Red Room. Fri 2/13, Psycho Bitch. Sat 2/14, Brenda K. Starr. 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: Fri 2/6, 10 PM-4 AM, Victor R., Frique, Wiz Kid. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, John Curley. Sun 2/8, 10 PM-4 AM, Pete Crow. Fri 2/13, 9 PM-4 AM, Felix da Housecat, Frique, Victor R. Sun 2/15, 10 PM-4 AM, Susan Morabito. 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 2/9, Proswell, Chris Widman, DJ Warp, DJ Anacron. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Second Monday of every month, Tim Shumaker, Steve Melvage. 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. Second Friday of every month, DJ 4BZ, DJ Kino, Mwelwa spin downtempo, Afrobeat, Latin, electro, nu jazz, and house. 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.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 2/8, DJ Lexi. 773-472-2771.

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). Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. 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 2/6, DJ Red Alert, Dirty MF spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, DJ SupaMan spins hip-hop, soul, reggae, and house. Wednesdays, Carnaval de Soul with Peveren Everett, DJ Hugo H, 816. Thursdays, Vince Adams & Lil' Mikey spin hip-hop and house. 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.

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.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 2/12, Vinyl Experiment. 312-245-0333.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fri 2/6, 4 PM-4 AM, DJ Oscar G. Sat 2/7, 4 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 2/8, 4 PM-4 AM, Frankie Knuckles, DJ Jeremy. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 11 PM, and Sat 2/14, 4 PM-5 AM, Jim Lewis. Fri 2/13, 4 PM-4 AM, Barry Harris. Sun 2/15, 4 PM-4 AM, DJ Lego. 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). Tuesdays, the Professor. Wednesdays, Champagne James, N-Diggy, Frier Tuck, Nothin' but Trouble. 773-394-2066.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Chris Gin. 773-862-8686.

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.

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, DJ Form. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. Sat 2/14, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Tony 2 Much, Billy the Kid. 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 2/7, 10 PM-3 AM, Sunny Singh, Sherlock. 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 2/6, Dayhota, Lady D, Sista Stroke. Sat 2/7, Simon Lee, Brad Owen. 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 2/12, Angelist, Josh Werner, Marko Katic, Christina Jane, Mani. Fri 2/13, Jay-J, Jeff Craven. Sat 2/14, Colette, Matty. Third Sunday of every month, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 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. First Saturday of every month, DJ Stoney. 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). Sat 2/14, Chris Eterno. 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. Second Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 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. Fridays, DJ Axis. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello & J-Biz spin old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Mondays, Tattoo Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy & DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Szechwan Polyphonics. Thursdays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. 773-227-4906.

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

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

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

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

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

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 2/6, V5 Entertainment DJs spin hip-hop, Latin, Spanish rock, and pop. Sat 2/7, Max Graham, Remy in the Sky. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory. Fri 2/13, Marc Buxton, Peter Haze & Thomas Vast, Milo Wahi, Greg Norwood, Chris Santiago, Gary Lacosta, Misteries. Sat 2/14, Erick Morillo, J-Dub, John Curley 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 2/6, Eddie Amador, DJ Nique. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 2/13, Terry Hunter, Byron Stingley, George Jackson, DJ Emmanuel (tribute to Paul Johnson). 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, 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.

CHIRPS & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Collins. Mon 2/9, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

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.

KAT EGGLESTON, KATE MACLEOD Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

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.

GORDONS, CHRIS MCNAMARA & RICK NEELEY Sun 2/15, 3 PM, Highlands Presbyterian Church, 1901 W. 58th, La Grange. 708-246-1911.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE, ERIC & BETH CARLSON Sat 2/14, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

BONNIE KOLOC, HOWARD LEVY Sat 2/14, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ARIANE LYDON Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, 367 Spring, Elmhurst. 630-832-6149.

KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE Fri 2/13, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHRIS MCNAMARA & RICK NEELEY, GORDONS Sat 2/14, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

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.

KENNY ROGERS Fri 2/13, 8 PM, and Sat 2/14, 3 and 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

STEVE SHARP & others perform at the Chicago Music Awards. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Sun 2/15, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-949-5355.

STEPHIE & THE BOYS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Ford. Sun 2/15, 2 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

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.

PAM TILLIS, JUICE NEWTON Sat 2/14, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 2/10, Irish session with Cleek Schrey & Motti Pikelny. 773-334-4040.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 2/8, Andy Young. 847-424-9800.

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

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: 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. Sat 2/7, Lone Star State. 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.

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 2/7, Katie Sullivan. Fri 2/13, Jerry Eadie. 708-687-9323.

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

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

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 2/12, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

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

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

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

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. Fri 2/13, Chancey Brothers. Sat 2/14, Dooley Brothers. 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 2/7, Eric Lambert. Fri 2/13, Troubadours of Divine Bliss. 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.

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 2/6, Country Road. Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Smokin' Gunz. 312-337-3486.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/13, 7:30 PM, Mindy Smith. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 2/6, Bob Patnaude. Fri 2/13, Gordons. 630-969-9720.

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

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

DARIUS BROOKS & SDM, DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS, BILLY BRANCH & THE SONS OF BLUES, CALVIN BRIDGES, JAMIAH ROGERS, LOOP LAB SCHOOL CHILDREN'S GOSPEL GROUP, ADRIAN RIVIERA & others perform at the Chicago Music Awards. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

LITTLE ARTHUR DUNCAN & THE BACKSCRATCHERS, TAIL DRAGGER, LITTLE AL THOMAS See Critic's Choice. Sat 2/7, 9 PM, American Legion Hall, 3916 W. Roosevelt. 773-722-4097 or 773-539-5001.

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.

DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS performs and participates in a panel about the blues with Studs Terkel and Paul Garon. Sat 2/14, 10 AM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

DEITRA FARR, PATTI LUPO, GRANA LOUISE Free concert. Fri 2/13, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

PHIL GUY BAND Free concert. Mon 2/9, 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.

FERNANDO JONES, VANCE KELLY & THE BACKSTREET BLUES BAND perform and lead a workshop entitled "Blues History and Modern Music." Thu 2/12, 10:15 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

LIZ MANDVILLE GREESON, KATHERINE DAVIS, SONIA PEREZ Free concert. Sat 2/14, 2 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

NEVILLE BROTHERS, DR. JOHN Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ZORA YOUNG & HOTT Free concert. Wed 2/11, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 2/6, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 2/7, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/6, Sat 2/7, and Mon 2/9, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/10, Andre Taylor Blues Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 2/13, and Sat 2/14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Linsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 2/10, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/13 and Sat 2/14, Charlie Love 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 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 2/8, Larry Garner. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/10, Mike Wheeler. Wed 2/11, Pistol Pete. Thu 2/12, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 2/13, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sat 2/14, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Larry "Bluesman" Jenkins. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 9 PM, Big D & His Band. 773-722-8744.

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 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. Mon 2/9, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 2/10, Charlie Love. Wed 2/11, Lurrie Bell. Thu 2/12, Jimmy Johnson. Fri 2/13, 5:30 PM, Christopher Waltz; 9:30 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sat 2/14, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Phil Guy, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sun 2/15, Vino Louden. 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 2/6, Carl Weathersby. Sat 2/7, Larry Garner. Fri 2/13, Hadden Sayers Band. Sat 2/14, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 630-513-0074.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Sat 2/7, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 708-771-2123.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/6, Madhouse Band, Madman Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Dirty Dog. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 2/14, 9:30 PM, Siegel-Schwall Band. 708-788-2118.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. 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 2/7, Pistol Pete. Tue 2/10, Pauline York Blues Band. Thu 2/12, Lenny Spatafore hosts an open mike. Sat 2/14, Joanna Connor. 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 2/6, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 2/7, 9:30 PM, Roy Hytower. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 2/10, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. Wed 2/11, 9:30 PM, Pete Special. Thu 2/12 and Fri 2/13, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Eddie Shaw. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Osee Anderson & Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 2/12, Tom Holland, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 2/13 and Sat 2/14, Eddy Clearwater. 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.

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.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/13, Jamestown Massacre. 630-688-8866.

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

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 2/6, 9:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners, Rex Carroll Band. 847-428-0562.

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. Wed 2/11, Nuwki Nu. 815-477-0340.

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

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/6, Pinetop Perkins, James Wheeler, Bob Stroger, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 2/7, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 2/13 and Sat 2/14, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Tue 2/10, Dave Specter. Thu 2/12, Linsey Alexander. Sun 2/15, Quintus McCormick. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 2/7, Tenry Johns Band. Fri 2/13, Vance Kelly. Sat 2/14, Slam Allen. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 2/9, Bottom Feeders. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/6, Chicago Bound Blues Band. Sat 2/7, Billy Flynn Band. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 2/13, Dave Specter. Sat 2/14, Back on the Porch Band. 773-772-6656.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/6, Bombay Alley. 312-943-7815.

Jazz

Concerts

RICK BRAUN Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

NICK BROSTE QUINTET, KEEFE JACKSON & KARL E.H. SEIGFRIED Thu 2/12, 9:30 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

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

BARBARA CARROLL Free concert. Sun 2/15, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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. Thu 2/12, 7:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Hononegah Community High School Performing Arts Centre, 307 Salem, Rockton. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. Sun 2/15, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-344-6245.

AMY CIMINI, ADAM SONDERBERG, KATIE YOUNG Free concert. Mon 2/9, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

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.

KURT ELLING & THE LAURENCE HOBGOOD TRIO Fri 2/13, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

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.

SENABELLA GILL & GEORGE NUTALL Free in-store performance. Sat 2/14, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

KCR ENSEMBLE & others perform at the Chicago Music Awards. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114. Sat 2/14, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Robeson Theater, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3000.

LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS in a children's program. Sat 2/14, 11 AM and 1 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JOE LOVANO hosts a free workshop (preceded by a discussion at 1:30 PM). Tue 2/10, 5 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

JOHN MCLEAN with Dave Marr & Jack Mouse. Wed 2/11, 7:30 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

MEN OF NOTE Sun 2/15, 2 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

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

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.

RED ROSE RAGTIME JAZZ BAND Sun 2/15, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

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

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Fri 2/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROVA See Critic's Choice; free concert. Wed 2/11, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PETER SALTZMAN TRIO Free concert. Tue 2/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WEST AURORA HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Tue 2/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOBBI WILSYN Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

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. Fri 2/6, noon, Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 2/7, 9:30 PM, Bob Dogan Quintet. 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 2/10, 5:30 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 2/13, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Sat 2/14, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. 312-642-6805.

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

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 2/15, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/6 through Sun 2/8, Detour. Thu 2/12 through Sun 2/15, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 2/14, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Frank D'Rone Trio. 773-435-0130.

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

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.

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

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6-9 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. 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 2/6, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. Sat 2/14, Kimberly Gordon Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/6, Paolo Angeli. Sat 2/7, Paolo Angeli, Lou Mallozzi, Michael Zerang. Fri 2/13, Loop 2-4-3. Sat 2/14, Fred Lonberg-Holm. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Jack Miuccio Duo. 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. Sat 2/14, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/6, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 2/7, Ed Coward Trio. Wed 2/11, Dede Sampaio Duo. Thu 2/12 and Sat 2/14, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 2/13, Greg Vasquez 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.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Wednesdays, 5-11 PM, Scott Earl Holman Trio (no cover). 847-394-3090.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 2/10, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 2/11, 9:30 PM, Keefe Jackson Trio. 773-276-3600.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Aaron Krueger Duo. Thu 2/12, 7:30 PM, Nuclear Jazz Quarktet. 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. Thu 2/12, 9 PM, Carlos Del Junco. Sun 2/15, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLIGHT WINE BAR 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview: Tuesdays, 7-11 PM, Erin McDougald Trio. 847-729-9463.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. 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.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, 9 PM, Zzaje. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 2/9, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

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

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: No cover. Sundays, 5-9 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-928-9900.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/6, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Crosswind. Sat 2/7, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 2/6, 9 PM, and Sat 2/7, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Gary Bartz & Billy Harper. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/8, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Jim Trompeter Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Dave Douglas Quintet. Sun 2/15, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio (Harold Arlen tribute). 773-878-5552.

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. Wed 2/11, 9 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, Daisy/Baker/Seigfried Trio. Fri 2/13, 9:30 PM, Dee Alexander. 312-362-9707.

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

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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 2/8, Hurculaneum, Indoor/Outdoor. Sun 2/15, Bill McKay's Sounds of Now, Tim Daisy Group. 773-935-2118.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 2/6 through Sun 2/8, Larry Coryell Trio. Thu 2/12 through Sun 2/15, Judy Roberts, Two for Brazil. 312-670-2473.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7-10:30 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet with Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

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: Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 2/9, 9:30 PM, Jeff Grossberg. Tue 2/10, 9 PM, Earma Thompson & Juli Wood. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon. 773-348-7592.

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

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Fri 2/6, 7 PM, Jeff Nolan & friends, Lubriphonic, Giles Corey, Jimbo Delta & others (no cover). Sun 2/8, 2 PM, Rob Reid's Jazz Sounds (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: Second Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Neal Alger (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.

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: Fri 2/6, 9 PM, Metropolis Organ Trio. Wed 2/11, 7 PM, Three Free (no cover). Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policastro, Tim Davis. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Five After Five. 708-366-8073.

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, jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. 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. Thu 2/12, Dave Miller Trio. 630-688-8866.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/14, Organ Movers. 773-252-1155.

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

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.

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. Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Juli Wood Quartet. Fri 2/13 and Sat 2/14, Tuey Connell Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Wed 2/11, BMR Trio. Thu 2/12, Dan Trudell's Funky Trio. Fri 2/13, Alison Ruble Quartet. Sat 2/14, Alison Ruble Quintet. 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.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thu 2/12, Chicago Rose, Johnny Frigo Trio. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/6, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 2/7, BMR4. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wed 2/11, Tim Green Trio. Thursdays, George McRae Quartet with Jim Gailloreto. Fri 2/13, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Jeff Marx Quartet. Sat 2/14, Rachel Charson Quintet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 2/11, Flippo/DeSanto Duo. 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 2/12, 7:30 and 9 PM, Nick Colionne & friends. 312-492-6100.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. 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.

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

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tue 2/10, Kyle Asche Organ 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.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Thu 2/12, 8 PM, Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. 312-226-7600.

STETSON'S CHOP HOUSE & BAR Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker: Restaurant. 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.

LA TACHE 1475 W. Balmoral: Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-334-7168.

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.

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

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 2/6 and Sat 2/7, Dushun Mosley & the Vizitors. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 2/12, Vincent Davis & Hanah Jon Taylor. Fri 2/13, Triage, Jeb Bishop & Josh Abrams. Sat 2/14, Alejandro Urzagaste Trio. 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.

International

Concerts

CHILDREN OF UGANDA Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-328-4540.

CHILDREN OF UGANDA Benefit for the Fleetwood-Jourdain Art Guild. Sat 2/14, 7 PM, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster, Evanston. 847-328-4540.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

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

MUSZIKAS, TAMBURITZA RROMA Sun 2/15, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GERARDO NUNEZ WITH ANTONIO ALVAREZ "PITINGO" Free concert as part of Flamenco 2004; see Post No Bills. Mon 2/9, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmur performs Turkish music (belly dancers also perform). 773-506-2233.

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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Orquesta Nabori (benefit for Nicaragua Solidarity Committee, with free salsa dance lessons). 773-465-8005 or 773-973-6529.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/6, 10 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. 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. Sat 2/14, 9:30 PM, Planeta de Crystal, Damian Rivero, El 4to Elemento. 312-362-9707.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Ojos de Brujo perform as part of Flamenco 2004. 773-404-9494.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/6, Havana. 773-276-9730.

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.

Classical

MATTHEW ALBERT & NICHOLAS PHOTINOS violin & cello, in a free concert (Ravel, Kodaly). Sun 2/15, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS Community production of Gian Carlo Menotti's one-act opera. Sat 2/7, 7 PM, and Sun 2/8, 3 PM, Edison Park Lutheran Church, 6626 N. Oliphant. 773-631-9131.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert. Sat 2/14, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO performs 18th- and 19th-century music by composers of African descent (Johnson, Sancho, Saint-Georges). Sun 2/15, 7 PM, Student Center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-425-0867.

ARTEMIS CHAMBER BRASS (Monteverdi, Bach, Ewald, Gabrieli, Franck, Lutoslawski, Bernstein, Gigout). Sat 2/14, 8 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6622.

STEPHEN BALDERSTON cello, with pianist Daniel Paul Horn, soprano Megan Balderston, and mezzo-soprano Denise Gamez in a free concert (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, Hegge). Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

BAROSSA QUINTET in a free concert (Mozart, Zemlinsky, Ligeti, Pierne, D'Rivera). Sat 2/14, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

JONATHAN BISS piano (Berg, Kirchner, Schumann, Beethoven). See Critic's Choice. Tue 2/10, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 2/11, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

REBEKAH CAMM, SHARON QUATTRIN, DODIE MORRIS WHITAKER, DOMINIQUE FRIGO, JOHN CONCEPCION, STEVEN HUFFINES, ERIC MIRANDA & RICHARD HOSKINS sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritones, piano & organ, in a program of opera excerpts (Mozart, Bizet, Massenet, Verdi, Bernstein, Gounod, Charpentier, Puccini, Donizetti, Offenbach). Sun 2/15, 2:30 PM, St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. 312-944-1083, ext. 19.

CAVATINA DUO (Pujol, Sparaval, Lisner, Assad, Piazzolla). Sat 2/14, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

CELEBRATION SHERWOOD! Free community open house features performances by the All-City Youth Orchestra & others. Sat 2/7, 11 AM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-427-6267.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA & CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR MADRIGAL ENSEMBLE in a joint concert. Sun 2/15, 7:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-755-1628.

CHICAGO BRASS BAND Colin Holman, conductor (Curnow, Gregson). Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Breakey Theater, Chicago State University, 9501 S. Martin Luther King Dr. 847-577-7468.

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 BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor (Dvorak, Sarasate, Prokofiev, Bizet). Sun 2/15, 2:30 PM, Saint Ignatius College Prep School, 1076 W. Roosevelt. 773-878-0575.

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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/6 and Sat 2/7, 8 PM, and Tue 2/10, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Deborah Voigt, mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, tenor Clifton Forbis, bass Robert Holl & the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Beethoven, Schoenberg). See Critic's Choice. Thu 2/12, 8 PM, Fri 2/13, 1:30 PM, and Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Bach, Beethoven, Lieberson). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, composer, with oboist Michael Henoch in a contemporary music concert (Higdon, Lerdahl, Turnage). Sun 2/15, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free concert (Brahms, Faure). Sat 2/7, 3 PM, Northtown Arts Center, St. James Presbyterian Church, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 2/7 and Sat 2/14, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAVID DANIELS countertenor. Sun 2/15, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000.

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

DUO CONTROVERSO in a free concert. Sun 2/8, 4 PM, The Musical Offering, 743 Custer, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

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.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with violinist Rika Seko (Debussy, Mozart, Franck). Sun 2/15, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 1:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS with others in a free concert. Sat 2/14, 3 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

EXPOSURE in a free program of new music (Bartus-Broberg, Balter, Epstein, Rudavsky-Brody, Baker). Tue 2/10, 7:30 PM, Norris University Center, Northwestern University, 1999 Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-924-2323.

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.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/6, 12:10 PM, pianist Katherine Lee. Fri 2/13, 12:10 PM, flutist Jessica Moore & pianist Melody Lord. 312-787-4570.

HANDEL WEEK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in an all-Handel program. Sun 2/15, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:15 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-8036.

HANDEL WEEK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA & CHORUS (Handel, Esther). Sat 2/7, 7:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 630-860-0338.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with pianist Daniel Barenboim (Beethoven, Haydn, Mendelssohn). Sun 2/15, 3 PM, Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

BRENDA HUANG piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Liebermann, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Liszt). Wed 2/11, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

KATINKA KLEIJN & SEBASTIAN HUYDTS cello & piano. Sun 2/15, 4 PM, private residence, call for location. 773-442-4978.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 2/6 and Thu 2/12, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with baritone Neal Davies & soprano Elizabeth Futral (Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance). Sat 2/7, Tue 2/10, and Fri 2/13, 7:30 PM, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor, with soprano Natalie Dessay, tenor Marcelo Alvarez & baritone Ashley Holland (Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor). 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.

MAVERICK ENSEMBLE (Feldman, Ives, Kagel, Lipp, Okumura, Stockhausen, Weill). Sun 2/15, 7:30 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 312-771-4916.

PATRICE MICHAELS & ELIZABETH BUCCHERI soprano & piano, in a free concert (Still, Perkinson, Bonds, Musto). Mon 2/9, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler conducts a free concert. Fri 2/13, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

NEW BUDAPEST ORPHEUM SOCIETY in a free concert (Weill, Eisler, Dessau, Hollaender). Sun 2/8, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774. Tue 2/10, 7 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

NEWBERRY CONSORT (Buxtehude & others). Sun 2/15, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY CHORUS Nancy Menk, conductor, with vocalist Tod Kowallis in a "Valentine Pops" concert. Thu 2/12, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND Ryan Nelson, conductor (Welcher, Wilson, Grainger, McTee). Fri 2/13, 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.

JANET PACKER & ANTHONY PADILLA violin & piano, in a free concert (Orrego-Salas, Beach). Thu 2/12, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 2/7 and Sat 2/14, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

QUINTET ATTACCA in a free concert (Danzi, Sierra, Benjamin, Harbison). Fri 2/13, noon, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS (Levin, Rossini). Sun 2/8, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. Mon 2/9, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 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. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

KAREN SCHULTZ-HARMON & FRANCESCO MILIOTO cello & piano, in a free concert. Sun 2/15, 4 PM, The Musical Offering, 743 Custer, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

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 (Bartok, Dvorak, Chopin, Faure). 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.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Rimsky-Korsakov, Schubert, Dvorak). Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

BRUCE TAMMEN & KIT BRIDGES baritone & piano (Ravel, Faure, Duparc, Poulenc, Debussy). Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-667-4571.

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.

TRIO MEDIAEVAL in a program of Norwegian polyphonic songs. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

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.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free concert (Bach, Szymanowski, Debussy, Volpe, Beethoven). Sun 2/8, 2 PM, Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Old Half Day, Lincolnshire. 847-634-3650.

KATARINA VISNEVSKA violin, in a free concert (Bach, Paganini, Saint-Saens, Massenet). Sun 2/15, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

MICHELLE WRIGHTE mezzo-soprano (Handel). Tue 2/10, 7:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-8036.

CHEN YI violin. Sun 2/15, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

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.

BLACKS IN UNITY GROUP performs at a Black History Month celebration, which also features poetry and spoken word. Sat 2/14, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

CHICAGO ALL-CITY ELEMENTARY CONCERT BAND Free concert. Thu 2/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

AL JEWER Native American flute concert. Sun 2/15, 1-3 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-328-4292.

KIDS FARE Children's concert and demonstration hosted by Maria Hinojosa explores salsa, merengue, and cha-cha. Sat 2/14, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CONCERT with an "instrument petting zoo" and other group activities for children. Sun 2/15, 1 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

PAULIST CHOIR ALUMNI CHORALE, NOTRE DAME GLEE CLUB Sun 2/15, 4 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Benefit for the Woodstock Folk Festival. Sun 2/8, 3 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353.

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