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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, 9 PM, BeauJolie by Victoria, 9550 W. Lawrence, Schiller Park. 847-758-9172.

AMY ARMSTRONG & FREDDY ALLEN Free concert. Sat 2/14, 3 PM, studio theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS 18 & over. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BRIGHT EYES, JIM JAMES, M. WARD Sold out. Sat 2/21, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN Wed 2/18, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

BROOKS & DUNN, JEB NICHOLS, JOSH TURNER Fri 2/20, 7:30 PM, Convocation Center, Northern Illinois University, 1525 Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-752-6800.

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, Sat 2/14, Fri 2/20, and Sat 2/21, 7 PM, Sauganash Park, 5861 N. Kostner. 312-742-7618.

PHIL CIRCLE Free in-store performance. Sat 2/14, 6:30 PM, Caribou Coffee, 90 E. Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect. 847-259-2080.

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

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performances. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

HOWIE DAY, STEREOPHONICS See Critic's Choice. Thu 2/19, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

DIGABLE CAT Free in-store performances. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free concert. Fri 2/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

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.

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS Thu 2/19, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Wed 2/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ERIN JORDAN Free in-store performances. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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.

KINGSTON TRIO Fri 2/20, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

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

ANDREA MARCOVICCI performs "If I Were a Bell: The Songs of Frank Loesser." Sun 2/22, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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.

KT MCCAMMOND Free concert. Fri 2/20, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL 2004 Sat 2/21, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

MERCY ME, AMY GRANT, BEBO NORMAN Sat 2/21, 7 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

MEST, FALLOUT BOY, MATCHBOX ROMANCE, DYNAMITE BOY Sold out. Fri 2/20, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MUSHROOMHEAD, DOPE, TWISTED METHOD All-ages. Sun 2/22, 7:30 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 847-836-8820.

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.

ALEXANDRE PIRES Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

PETER SALTZMAN BAND Free concert. Tue 2/17, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performances. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JENNY GRAF SHEPPARD, JONATHAN CHEN, DJ ROTTEN MILK Sun 2/22, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

10,000 MANIACS, DAN DARRAH BAND 18 & over. Sat 2/21, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, SHANNON MCNALLY All-ages. Fri 2/20, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Mon 2/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAVID WILCOX, RIC HORDINSKI Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARK WILLIAMS, PSALM SWARR & GRACE LLOYD Benefit for FLORESTA reforestation project. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Pierce Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5000.

THOMAS WRIGHT Mon 2/16, 7 PM, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 Roselle, Schaumburg. 847-923-3186.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/13, 9:30 PM, Los Lonely Boys, John Eddie (18 & over). Sat 2/14, 9 PM, Numbers (see Critic's Choice), Ssion, Trin Tran, New Black (18 & over). Wed 2/18, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7, Electric. Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Free Space, Pala, Buddha's Belly. Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Anne Harris, DJ Heavy E. Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Fenians. 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.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJ Snooze spins at the "My Philosophy 101" showcase for hip-hop, neo-soul, and poetry, hosted by Jamila. 847-717-6759.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/13, Alexandra Georgas. Sat 2/14, Zach Phillips. Fri 2/20, Greg Steele. Sat 2/21, Dan Becker. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/13, Felonious Funk, Long Pause, Stab Atlas. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Dragonfly Red, Hoyne, Dynamos. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Fri 2/20, Savitre, Legs for Days. Sat 2/21, Farm Crew. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 2/18, open mike with Evidence. 847-381-8585.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Supermercado, Gaskit, Triptych. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, River Oaks, DeMilos, Red Wigglers. Sun 2/15, 9 PM, Paul Draws a Blank, Best Days Behind, A Month of Somedays. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/17, 8 PM, Tangerine Arts Group hosts a variety show. Wed 2/18, 9 PM, Terminus Victor, Bear Claw, Blaked. Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Pomes, Son of Dad. Fri 2/20, 9:30 PM, Riviera, Quasar Wut Wut, Millions (3rd-anniversary party for Glorious Noise). Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Forte, Nine Miles, Entrinzic. Sun 2/22, 9 PM, Whimsical, Aireil, Hoss. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/13, 9:30 PM, Et Cetera, Bound to Change, Where's Jimmy K At? Sat 2/14, 10 PM, 32 Over, Geisert 8 Band, It's. Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Royal, Tragic Vitality. Fri 2/20, 9:30 PM, Midway Story, Plods, A Month of Somedays. Sat 2/21, 9:30 PM, Go Novas, Aya Sofia, Frantic Appetite, Memories. 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.

BLUE BAYOU 3734 N. Southport: Sat 2/21 and Sun 2/22, 9 PM, Dexter Ardoin & the Creole Ramblers (no cover). 773-871-3300.

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 2/13, 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 (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Sun 2/15, 5 PM, Ditchwater, Inept, Infrared, Agent Zero (all-ages). Tue 2/17, 8 PM, Cisco Pike, Ode, Burnside Bridge. Wed 2/18, 6 PM, Reforma, Synikal (all-ages). Thu 2/19, 8 PM, Indian, Pines. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, London Calling (Clash tribute), Missile, Twice Pipes. Sat 2/21, 5 PM, Red Hot Valentines, Split Habit, Ryan's Hope, Pointe (all-ages); 10 PM, Deal's Gone Bad, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Heeby Jeebies, Deadhounds. Sun 2/22, 9 PM, Reverend Glass Eye. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/13, Major's Junction. Sat 2/14, Benevento & Russo. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Thu 2/19 and Fri 2/20, Fareed Haque Group. Sat 2/21, Lavellas, Cameron McGill. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/21, David Shankle Group, I.R.E. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 2/13, Tim Nolan. Sun 2/15, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 2/20, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sun 2/22, Steve Roth hosts an open mike. 847-550-1127.

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

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sat 2/14, Gift of Tongues, Phoenix 68. Sun 2/15, Conscripted, Michael Columbia. Sun 2/22, 1-2-3-4, Pedestrians. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 2/13, 8:30 PM, Jim O'Connell All-Star Band. Sat 2/14, 8:30 PM, Over the Hill (benefit for Bare Necessities). Fri 2/20, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. Sat 2/21, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. Sun 2/22, 6:30 PM, Beyond Blonde. 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. Fri 2/20, Thommy Gunther Trio with Pamela Fernandez. Sat 2/21, Hushpuppies. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/13, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. 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: Tue 2/17, 8:30 PM, Voices Lite. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Brother John. 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.

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 2/13, 24 Elsinor. Sat 2/14, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe (preceded by an acoustic duo performance at 8:30 PM). Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Pornstar, DJ Mike. Fri 2/20, Infinity. Sat 2/21, Remedy, Voices. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Ten With Strangers. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, 16 Candles. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 2/20, 10:30 PM, X-Side. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Calm Like a Bomb, Funky Monks. 847-541-4700.

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

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 2/13 and Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Suzanne Petri performs "Songs of Love and Other Delights"; 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 2/14 and Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Justin Hayford performs "Look Who's Been Dreaming: Neglected Treasures From Hollywood's Golden Age"; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Sun 2/15 and Sun 2/22, 5 PM, Ester Hana performs "Travel My Way"; 7 PM, Michelle Lukovich. Mon 2/16, 8 PM, Dan Stetzel. Wed 2/18, 8 PM, Jason Grimm & Lauri (tribute to James Taylor). 773-278-1830.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Venomous Concept (see Spot Check), 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). Tue 2/17, 9 PM, Dead Horse Hill, Great Crusades, Stories for Boys. Wed 2/18, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band, JT & the Clouds, Grand Fury. Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Speedealer, Knife of Simpson, JJ's Paradise Club, Decibators. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Pulse, Air This Side of Caution, Stylus, Al Weber. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Premium, Drive, Shots Fired, Head On. Sun 2/22, 8 PM, Romantics, Chesterfield Kings, Lust Killers. 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 2/13, 9:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 2/14, 9:30 PM, Swamp Honkys. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 2/19, 9 PM, 56 Hope Road, Continuum. Fri 2/20, 9:30 PM, Seventh Heaven, Roscoe Plush. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Prezence. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Linus, Ludo, Sara Hollister Band, Karlye Lapatina. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura, Freaky Deaky, Tabakin. Sun 2/15, 9:15 PM, Sumo, 24-Hour USA. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 2/17, 9 PM, Run Logan, Digital Kill. Wed 2/18, 9 PM, S-Control, In Theory. Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Lazarus James, Band Called Pharisee, Driving Forward. Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Ravenhouse, Goodyear Pimps, Blackout, Phil Avalos. Sat 2/21, 9:45 PM, Johnny Letcher, 45 Souls, Vodka Moxie, Shores. Sun 2/22, 10:30 PM, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, We Ragazzi, Ponys (see The Meter), Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! (see Spot Check). Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Him, Mice Parade, Mileece. Sun 2/15, 9:30 PM, Mark Denardo, San Serac, William Young. Mon 2/16, 9:30 PM, Zelienople, Russian Futurists (see Critic's Choice), Some of the Quiet (no cover). Thu 2/19, 9:30 PM, DJ Spooky, Eliot Lipp, Stedy Serv with Norph. Fri 2/20, 10 PM, 90 Day Men, Coco Rosie, Pit Er Pat. Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Jake Fairley, Pan/Tone, Reynold (Duplex 100), Claudia P. Toile, John Patterson. Sun 2/22, 9:30 PM, Michael Columbia, Measles Mumps Rubella, Foxtail. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/14, Alex & the All-Stars. 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 2/21, Bullfrog. 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. Fri 2/20, 6-9 PM, Covergurl (benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 2/13 and Thu 2/19, Indika. Sat 2/14, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Sun 2/15, Hydro. Wed 2/18, Shockwave & Matrix. 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 2/13, 8 PM, JP & the Cats. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Eleventh Hour. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 2/14, Innocence. Wednesdays, Somewhere in Between. 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 2/13, 9 PM, Swizzle Tree. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Mike Music. 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 2/13, 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 (sold out); 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, Emily Shrine. Tue 2/17, 7 PM, Mr. T Experience, Manplanet, Even in Blackouts. Wed 2/18, 6 PM, Typewriter, Fifteen Minutes Fast, Soapstar. Thu 2/19, 6 PM, Digger, Madcap, Goodwill. Fri 2/20, 6 PM, Where the Moon Came From, Treatment, Amortifera. Sat 2/21, 7 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Arrivals, Soviettes, Motel Blonde, Repos. Sun 2/22, 5 PM, Senses Fail, Moneen, Beautiful Mistake, Folly. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Deke Dickerson, Joel Paterson Blues Roundup. Tue 2/17, 9 PM, Night Riders, open mike (in the side bar). Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Honeybees. Sun 2/22, 3-9 PM, Paul Cebar, Chicago Salty Dogs (Parkinson's Disease benefit). 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 2/13, Steepwater Band. Sat 2/14, Kimi Hayes. Fri 2/20, Fat Boy Clark. Sat 2/21, Bamboo Grove. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Fri 2/13, Lazy Maybes. Sat 2/14, Tribute Band. Fri 2/20, Shaking Tree. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/13, Mass Shivers. Sat 2/14, Injured, Genral Patton & His Privates. Mon 2/16, Jamie Lynn Paradise. Wed 2/18, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 2/20, Herbert Wiser Band, Ataba, Cody Pikhoff. Sat 2/21, Shifties. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 2/14, 9 PM, John Vinopal (no cover). Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Yabba Griffith (no cover). Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Lisa Rainz (no cover). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Sun 2/15 and Sun 2/22, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 2/16, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 2/17, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 2/18 through Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 2/20, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 2/21, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 2/13 and Fri 2/20, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 2/14 and Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 2/15, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 2/16, 8 PM, Craig Stewart & Beckie Menzie. Tue 2/17, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 2/18 and Thu 2/19, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 2/22, 8 PM, John Paluch hosts an open mike. 312-836-0933.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/13, Convulsions, Melissa Rose Ziemer (no cover). 773-549-9624.

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

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

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 2/15, 7 PM, Futz & Blair Blair perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Acoustilingus. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Steph Staa, Ryan Officer, Layman, Kenny Kash, G.Q., Da Teacher, Iomos & Akbar. Thu 2/19, 10 PM, Lisa Derosia & Lush Budgett, Seven Harkey & the Graves, EBF. Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Architecture, Wendy DeBias, Cricket Rumor Mill. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Missouri Compromise, Jesus & the Devil, Girth Nation. Sun 2/22, 7 PM, Jeff Klein, Honorary Title. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 2/18, Marylander performs at "U-Lock Rock." Thu 2/19, Gypsy Garage Combo. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/13, 9 PM, Blue Tongue Quartet. Mon 2/16, 8 PM, Old No. 8 (benefit for judicial candidate Michael Strom). 773-465-8005.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 224 S. Main, Naperville: Music at 7 PM. Fri 2/13, Dixie Tornadoes. Sat 2/14 and Sun 2/15, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. Sat 2/21, Professor John & His Band. 630-717-0777.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 2/13, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. Sat 2/14 and Sat 2/21, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Fri 2/20, Hurricane Gumbo. 773-477-7818.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 600 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Fri 2/20, Professor John & His Band. Sat 2/21, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. 312-280-7774.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Thin Man, Mr. Rudy Day, Struts (benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center). Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo with Mademoiselle Raven; 10 PM, DJ Tainted Love. Wed 2/18, 8 PM, Anna Fermin & friends. Thursdays, 9 and 11 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 2/20, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt & friends, Pat MacDonald. Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Health and Beauty, Impossible Shapes; 11 PM, DJ John Ciba. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/13, Pala, Naked Mile. Sat 2/14, Rhino. Wed 2/18, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike. Sat 2/21, Gold Coast Refuse, Hazing Kate, Truckstop. 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: Thu 2/19, 10 PM, discopoet Khari B. & Malik Yusef host an open mike. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: 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 (sold out). Sun 2/15, 8 PM, Dweezil Zappa & Lisa Loeb (see Spot Check; seated all-ages show). Tue 2/17, 6:30 PM, Opeth, Devil Driver, Moonspell (all-ages). Wed 2/18, 8 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute), Members Only (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. 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 2/13, 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. Fri 2/20, Never the Hero. Sat 2/21, Then Again. 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. Sat 2/14 and Sat 2/21, DJ John San Juan. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old-school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. Fri 2/20, DJ Polish Sausage. 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 2/13, 10 PM, Sin City Injectors, Gravetones, Vicki, Scissors. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Kill-a-Watts, Dirges, Die Rotz, Headache City. Sundays, 9 PM, Pete Special. Tue 2/17, 9 PM, Dead Shaggy Pony. Wed 2/18, 9 PM, Thrift Store Heroes, By Any Other Name, Voice of Addiction. Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Farcus, Smear Campaign, Low Profile, Remember the Tiger Tales. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Milkplow. 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 2/13, 10 PM, Tractor Kings, Ruth Buzzy, Sunhead King. Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Ojos de Brujo (see Critic's Choice) perform as part of Flamenco 2004, with DJ Pincha Extra Z. Sun 2/15, 6 PM, Home, Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, Daniel Roughan, Susan Tunney & others (benefit for Trap Door Theatre). Wed 2/18, 8:30 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Todd Snider, Keith Sykes. Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Willamena, Pat McDonald, Michael Tolcher. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Robben Ford. Sun 2/22, 8 PM, Steve Smith & Buddy's Buddies. 773-404-9494.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: 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, the Countdown (see Spot Check), Acumen Nation, Streetwisemen (18 & over). Sun 2/15, 6:30 PM, Redwalls, New Constitution, Rockets Over Sweden, Bang! Bang! (all-ages). Tue 2/17, 6:30 PM, Sounds, Kill Hannah, Ima Robot (all-ages); 11 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah (18 & over). Thu 2/19, 8 PM, Suicidegirls (live burlesque show), Bloom, Threefold. Fri 2/20, 6 PM, From Autumn to Ashes, Walls of Jericho, Armor for Sleep, Silverstein, A.K.A.s (all-ages). Sat 2/21, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Burning Autumn, Chacopa, A.D.D. (all-ages). Sun 2/22, 6:30 PM, Dead to Fall, Killer, Somehow Hollow, HeWhoCorrupts, Fordirelifesake (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Jackson Rohm. 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. Wed 2/18, Jimmy Mac hosts an open mike. Sat 2/21, Jimmy Mac Duo. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/14, Neil Rose Band. Thu 2/19, Mike Brumfield. Fri 2/20, Sweet Time. Sat 2/21, Mama's Dirty Secret. 630-688-8866.

MULLEN'S 3527 N. Clark: Fri 2/13, 8:30 PM, Heeby Jeebies, Violently Ill, Jamie Holesha perform at pH Productions' "Anti-VD" party. 773-325-2319.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/13, Junk. Sat 2/14, Leroy Street Band, Douglas Factor, Finger Over Tip. Tue 2/17, Shitty Music for Shitty People. Thu 2/19, Voltage, Nervous. 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 2/13, 9 PM, New Math, Starcandy, Helen Money. Sat 2/14, 5:30 PM, Vex, No Fate, Chronic State (all-ages); 9 PM, the Girls, Foxtail, Love Dictators, A Girl Named Craig (all-ages). Sun 2/15, 3 PM, Midway Ramblers. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 2/19, 8:30 PM, Phil Angotti, Kristie Stremel, Thomas Pace, Istvan & His Imaginary Band. Fri 2/20, 9:30 PM, Crookshanks, Epicycle, Textbook. Sun 2/22, 6:30 PM, Junior Varsity, Cellar Door, Nailing Amy (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

19 NORTH 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0384.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 2/14, 10 PM, For This I Have Fallen, Gravewax. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor & DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 2/18, 9 PM, Lost Dog, I.R.E. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Loophole, Duna Hill, Bloodbath. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike. Thu 2/19, 8 PM, Samantha Ewing, Richard Doherty, Aaron Frankel perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chance. Sundays, 7 PM, Chris Colletti. Thursdays, 7 PM, Jerry Rite. 773-775-7525.

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 2/13, 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, Ethyline, 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. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae with Papa G. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad, Tony Mojica (no cover). Tue 2/17, 9 PM, Camp Lo, Grand Agent, Tajai, Spaztik Emcee, Maestro Black, DJ Teeko, DJ Devro. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep (no cover). Thu 2/19, 7:30 PM, Vile Order, Three Bean Soup, Chesta Fried, Stellar Road, Dream Haven, Inner Chains, Fifty Caliber perform at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands Festival. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, the Shiv, Three Words to Live By, Dr. Dizzle, Broken Cause, Morning Star, Restoration, Seven Six, Zoospore perform at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands Festival. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Eighty Sick, Seven Ten, Shadowcaster, Tragic Mistake, Augustine's Garden, Quick Change, Misunderstood, Jettlag perform at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands Festival. Sun 2/22, 7:30 PM, Latin Experience, Source of Life, Blu Magoo, F.O.G., Common Diversity, Three Simple Words, Urn, Zen Feat perform at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands Festival. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 2/13, 7 PM, V Shape Mind, Shades of Fiction, Born Against Time, Farewell Fix (all-ages). Sat 2/14, 4 PM, Calgary, Shred, Mindsight, Nine Soft, I 9-D; 11 PM, High in the Lower 80s. Fri 2/20, 4 PM, Dead Envy, Asylum (all-ages). Sat 2/21, 7:30 PM, 40 Below Summer, Apartment 26, Slitheryn, Neutral State (all-ages); 11 PM, Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute). 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.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 2/14, 11:30 PM, Stellar Road. 708-293-1837.

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.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/13, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Sat 2/14, Baldwin Brothers, Treologic, Great Influence Machine. Sun 2/15, Giant Step, Exo, Blaked (18 & over). Thu 2/19, Cast Iron Skillet, the Moment, Felix Culpa. Fri 2/20, Mike & Joe. Sat 2/21, Dropped Once, Harmony Riley, D'z Nutz. Sun 2/22, Saraphine, Flat, Triptii, Bullets in Madison (18 & over). 815-758-2715.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/13, Los Gatos Diablos. Sun 2/15, Sunday Night Trio. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 2/18, DJ Mike Gordon. Sat 2/21, Broken Brodus. Sun 2/22, JC3. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. 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 2/13, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 2/14, Class of '68. Fri 2/20, Six Strings Down. Sat 2/21, Rare Earth. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/14, Bible of the Devil, Knife of Simpson, School Shooter. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

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

QUIGLEY'S 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Voices. 708-952-4774.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Drivers. 773-274-3239.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). 312-492-6100.

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

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Wed 2/18, Nights in Shining Orange. 773-276-7036.

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

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Music starts at 8 PM. Fri 2/20, Michael Kelsey. 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/13, 7:30 PM, Mindy Smith (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Matt Wertz, David Berkeley. Sat 2/14, 7 PM, John Ondrasik, Peter Searcy (sold out); 10:30 PM, Cheer-Accident. Sun 2/15, 8 PM, Van Hunt (see Spot Check), Carlos Ortega. Mon 2/16, 8 PM, Andrew Jonathan, New Kentucky Quarter, Faithful. Tue 2/17, 9 PM, Marah (see Critic's Choice) with Jon Wurster, David Singer. Wed 2/18, 9 PM, 56 Hope Road, Bamboo Grove, Seven Day Run. Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Small Change, Contriband. Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Light FM, Midstates, Penthouse Sweets. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Centro-Matic, Summer Hymns, Pale. Sun 2/22, 6:30 PM, Zox, Duenow, Playback (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 2/17, Dan Darrah. Sun 2/22, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/20, Steep Water. 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 2/19, Bobby Dunne. 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 2/13, Bartley Fritzsche, For All I Care, Hirudin. Sat 2/14, Detholz, Timeout Drawer, Sybris. Sun 2/15, Sally, Specs, Long Distance Runner. Tue 2/17, Nebula, Drapes, Silents. Wed 2/18, TMC, Vondoe, Animal Kingdom, Tray. Thu 2/19, Loretta, Rockit Girl, Milk at Midnight. Fri 2/20, Reigning Sound, Latest, Quilts. Sat 2/21, Rachel's Surrender, Soulscape, Green Scare. 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: Music at 8:15 PM. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Marlon St. John, Seth Thompson (benefit for New World Repertory Theater). 630-969-9720.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Black Muff. 773-871-7799.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Pat McDonald, Andrew Kerr, Jake Armerding. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Brian Webb, Teddy Goldstein, Pete Schmidt. Sun 2/15, 7 PM, the Verse, Richard Burnett, Andrew Bemis. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Mon 2/16, 8 PM, Lojo Russo. Tue 2/17, 8 PM, Bill Bungeroth. Wed 2/18, 8 PM, Wandering Endorphin. Thu 2/19, 8 PM, Leah Galyean Band, Whiskey Bob Taylor. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Anne E. Dechant, Dorothy Scott, Jon Robert. Sat 2/21, 7 PM, Christopher Sullivan, Ann Julie Dawn Band, Kristin Shout; 8 PM, Dorothy Scott, Heathens. Sun 2/22, 7 PM, Berger, Sabal, and Smith, David Rogers, David Wilner. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/13, Ben Lehl Band. Sat 2/14, DJ Broken Heart spins at the "Screw Cupid" party. 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, 8 PM, Pete Special; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart; 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band; 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. 312-266-7761.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/13, Pete Special, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 2/14, Andy Magnuson & the Heathens, Stone City Stragglers. Tue 2/17, Episode Seven, Little Sisters of Philly. 312-360-9488.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/13, Jack Salamander. Sat 2/14 and Sat 2/21, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/13, Indika. Sat 2/14, Hydro, Gizzae. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 2/16, Big Mo. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 2/19, Carl Brown. Fri 2/20, Soulfyah. 773-327-4273.

WINDS CAFE 2657 N. Kedzie: Sat 2/21, 8 PM, DJ Evil Vince, Jackson Daly, Kate Newcomer. 773-489-7478.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/13, Somewhere in Between, Family Groove Company, Humpback Wail. Sat 2/14, Rose Hill Drive, Simmering. Sundays, 9 PM, Starrunner. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Doug Powell performs at the Edge comedy showcase. Thu 2/19, Tracks, Frankenixon, Jon Phillips Band. Fri 2/20, Nyco, Boyce's Road. Sat 2/21, Indignant, Bandages. 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 Chester. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wed 2/18, DJ Boa. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. Last Sunday of every month, 3:01 AM, DJ Samnation & DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ PCS. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae (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 hip-hop and progressive. Fri 2/13, 8 PM, DJ Hiroki spins at the club's 4th-anniversary party (no cover). Sat 2/14, Rick Garcia, Frank Solano. Sundays, DJs spin "electro 80's dance." Tuesdays, DJs spin downbeat lounge. Wednesdays, L-Tek, Frankie J, Stunna, Brendan Clark. Thursdays, DJs spin house and other genres, hosted by Rock Dee. Thu 2/19, 8 PM, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Fri 2/20, DJ Hiroki, Nate Manic. Sat 2/21, Iz & Diz, Chris Santiago, Frank Solano. 773-235-9100.

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

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

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

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

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old-school house, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, 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. Sat 2/14, 8 PM-3 AM, Andre Solaris, Nosmo, Avex Axiom, Rikler, Mili Sefic, Daniel Mnookin, James Lauer, Paul G., Jasen Infamus & JP. Wed 2/18, Alex Peace, Manic. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/13, Sat 2/14, Tue 2/17, and Sat 2/21, 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. Fri 2/13, Psycho Bitch, 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, 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 2/13, 9 PM-4 AM, Felix da Housecat, Frique, Victor R. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, John Curley. Sun 2/15, 10 PM-4 AM, Susan Morabito. Mon 2/16, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. Fri 2/20, 10 PM-4 AM, John Curley, Victor R., Whiz Kid. Sun 2/22, 10 PM-4 AM, Teri Bristol. 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 2/16, String Theory, DJ Touch Master Infinity, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Second Friday of every month, DJ 4BZ, DJ Kino, Mwelwa spin downtempo, Afrobeat, Latin, electro, nu jazz, and house. Third Monday of every month, Fred & Clayton. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. Thursdays, DJ Devo & guests spin house, acid jazz, Brazilian lounge, jungle, dancehall, and Afrobeat. Third Saturday of every month, Fathom DJ, DJ K. 773-276-1411.

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

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

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

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 11 PM, Ron Troupe & Shaun T. spin house. Saturdays, 6 PM, Malik Shabazz & Beto Roxx spin hip-hop, house, and R&B. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Thu 2/19, 9:30 PM, DJ Spooky, Eliot Lipp, Stedy Serv with Norph. 773-276-3600.

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. 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, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Thursdays, Ed Vantage spins in Club X; DJs spin salsa and merengue upstairs (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-266-1944.

EZULI 1415 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Cisco spins dancehall and Latin beats. 773-227-8200.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 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. Fri 2/20, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Carvajal, Just Joey. 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 2/19, DJ Mig spins house. 312-245-0333.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fri 2/13, 4 PM-4 AM, Barry Harris. Thursdays, 11 PM, and Sat 2/14, 4 PM-5 AM, Jim Lewis. Sun 2/15, 4 PM-4 AM, DJ Lego. 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). Fri 2/20, 4 PM-4 AM, Hex Hector. Sat 2/21, 4 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 2/21, 11 PM, Pier Novikov, Chris Holmes perform at "Retro-Trash Electro-Clash" (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Nate Manic, Duke Shin. 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 Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 773-528-2622.

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

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Sat 2/14 and Sat 2/21, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

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

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

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Fri 2/20, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Cisco, DJ Burak. 312-397-0100.

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. Tuesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Play, DJ Kwik & others spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. 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.

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, Usuall 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 2/13, Jay-J, Jeff Craven. Sat 2/14, Colette, Matty. Third Sunday of every month, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 2/19, Ken Ishii, Gabriel Palomo, Matthew Martin. Fri 2/20, Jamie Lewis, Dan X. Sat 2/21, Halo, Common Factor. Fourth Sunday of every month, DJ Kevin spins UK punk, early hardcore, and new wave. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Joe Bryl. Fri 2/13, 10:30 PM, DJ Panko spins with members of Ojos de Brujo (see Critic's Choice). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. 312-226-7600.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sat 2/14, Chris Eterno. 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 2/21, Eric Hall. 773-327-7711.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 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. Thu 2/19, Steve Porter, Chris Gin, Pulz-8, Nosmo, Victor R. 312-491-9729.

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

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 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. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory. Fri 2/20, Sage, Phantom 45, MF, Radiata, Lamebrane, Ruckus spin drum 'n' bass in the Underground; Andre Solaris, Nosmo, Rikler, Mili Sefic spin in the Dome; DJ Johnny Vicious spins in the Sky. Sat 2/21, Armin Van Buuren, Jimmie Page 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 2/13, Terry Hunter, Byron Stingley, George Jackson, DJ Emmanuel (tribute to Paul Johnson), Jayfunk, Jon Huang. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 2/20, Diz, Paul Anthony, Heather Doble, Janel Roland. 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. Sun 2/15, Billy the Kid, Shawn Edwards, DJ Phanta C, Tony 2 Much, Hollywood Bob, Brett Lee, Triple X, DJ Supreme, DJ Night, DJ Angel & others. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

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

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

JASON HARROD Sat 2/21, 7 PM, North Park Covenant Church, 5250 N. Christiana. 773-463-5500.

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 See Critic's Choice; early show sold out. 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.

PADDY REILLY Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

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. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

BILL STAINES Sat 2/21, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

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.

STEPHIE & THE BOYS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Eric Zorn. Mon 2/16, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

BOBBIE & DOUG STUART Free in-store performance. Thu 2/19, 10:30 AM, Book Stall, Chestnut Court, 811 Elm, Winnetka. 847-446-8880.

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

TRAVELER'S DREAM Sat 2/21, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with John Daley (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Erin O'Toole (in the pub). 773-478-4408.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 2/16, Lisa Derosia & Lush Budgett. Tue 2/17, Keith Baumann, Brian Wilke. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5120 Main, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 8 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 2/15, None of the Above Folk Cabaret. 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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Mon 2/16, 7:30 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

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

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. Fri 2/13, Jerry Eadie. Fri 2/20, Gerard Haughey. Sat 2/21, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. 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 2/19, 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: Sat 2/14, 9 PM, Sag Valley Boys. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Chico. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/13, Chancey Brothers. Sat 2/14, Dooley Brothers. Fri 2/20, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Sat 2/21, Fairplay. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Richard Thompson (sold out). 708-788-2118.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 2/13, Troubadours of Divine Bliss. Sat 2/21, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 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. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

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

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 2/13, 9 PM, Smokin' Gunz. 312-337-3486.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM Saturdays and 7:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 2/19, Phil Passen. 773-868-1857.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Famous Brothers, Dick Smith, Second Hand Poets perform at "TwangOff: Battle of the Bands." 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/16, 9:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Switchback. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Sag Valley Boys. 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: Sat 2/21, 7:30 PM, Carrie Newcomer. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 2/13, Gordons. Fri 2/20, Amy Lowe. 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.

CHICAGO BLUES MUSEUM ALL STARS Free concert. Wed 2/18, noon, 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.

FERNANDO JONES Free in-store performance and discussion. Fri 2/20, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

FERNANDO JONES performs in the comedy/drama "I Was There When the Blues Was Red Hot." Sat 2/21, 1 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

HABIB KOITE, OTIS TAYLOR Fri 2/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

MISSISSIPPI HEAT Free concert. Mon 2/16, noon, 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.

RICHARD SMALLWOOD, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY GOSPEL CHOIR, JAMES W. SISSON & THE CHOSEN ONES Sat 2/21, 7 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-543-2300.

MARTHA STARKS Free performance. Sat 2/21, 2 PM, Woodson Regional Library Auditorium, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

VINI & THE DEMONS Free concert. Fri 2/20, 5:30 PM, 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 2/13, Joanna Connor. Sat 2/14, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 2/15, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 2/18, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. Fri 2/20, Pistol Pete. Sat 2/21, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Fri 2/13, and Sat 2/14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mon 2/16, Grana Louise & the BTS Express. Tue 2/17, Andre Taylor Blues Band with Joanne Graham. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Fri 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/13, Sat 2/14, and Tue 2/17, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Grana Louise Band. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/13, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sat 2/14, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. 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 2/13, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (see Critic's Choice), 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. Mon 2/16, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 2/17, Dave Weld & the Blues Imperials. Wed 2/18, Byther Smith. Thu 2/19, Carl Weathersby. Fri 2/20, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Mike Wheeler. Sat 2/21, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Sun 2/22, Joel Paterson. 312-427-0333.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Fri 2/20, 7 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 847-768-3000.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/13, Hadden Sayers Band. Sat 2/14, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 2/20, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Sat 2/21, Eddy Clearwater. 630-513-0074.

DANNY'S PLACE 3334 W. 63rd: Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Taylor Brothers. 773-776-5153.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Madman Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 2/20, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. Sat 2/21, Backstreet 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, 7 and 9:30 PM, Siegel-Schwall Band. Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Brian Lupo Band. 708-788-2118.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Sat 2/21, Mississippi Heat. 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.

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 2/14, Joanna Connor. Tue 2/17, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. Thu 2/19, Lenny Spatafore hosts an open mike. Sat 2/21, Jimmy Burns Band. 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. Fri 2/20, 8:30 PM, Delbert McClinton, Kelley Hunt. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/13, No Mercy Band. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 2/17, Jimmy Burns. Wed 2/18, Blue Mirror Band. Thu 2/19 through Sat 2/21, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Off the Hook. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 2/13 and Sat 2/14, Eddy Clearwater. 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 2/19, Doug McDonald. Fri 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Byther Smith. 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.

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 2/21, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). 312-243-3600.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/13, Neil Rose Band. Thu 2/19, Barrelhouse Chuck Duo. Fri 2/20, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 2/18, Studebaker John. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 2/18, Vini & the Demons. 773-276-9730.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/13, Eddie Taylor Jr. Thu 2/19 and Fri 2/20, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 2/21, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sun 2/22, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

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 2/13 and Sat 2/14, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 2/20, Nora Jean. Sat 2/21, Dee Alexander (tribute to Bessie Smith). 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 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 2/15, Quintus McCormick. Thu 2/19, Grana Louise. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/13, Vance Kelly. Sat 2/14, Slam Allen. Sat 2/21, Bumblebee Bob. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/13, Dave Specter. Sat 2/14, Back on the Porch Band. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 2/20, Cash Box Kings. Sat 2/21, Juke Joint Money Makers. 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.

Jazz

Concerts

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

CAFFEINE Thu 2/19, 9:30 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

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

CERQUA RIVERA ART EXPERIENCE WITH BOBBI WILSYN Free concert. Wed 2/18 and Thu 2/19, 12:30 PM, and Fri 2/20, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6300.

CHICAGO ALL-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free in-store performance. Sat 2/21, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE with saxophonist and conductor Joe Lovano performs "On This Day" and music by Tadd Dameron, Woody Herman, and Thad Jones. 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.

MICHAEL COLLIGAN, ANDREW LAFKAS, FRED LONBERG-HOLM Free experimental-music concert. Mon 2/16, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

ERNEST DAWKINS performs "Bach to Bebop" in a concert for all ages. Mon 2/16, 10:15 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

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.

ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE Sat 2/14, 9 PM, Industrial Court Artists Building, 319 N. Albany. 312-850-4906.

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

ROY HARGROVE WITH THE CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA perform Porgy and Bess. Sun 2/22, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

JAZZ DIPLOMATS Free concert. Thu 2/19, 7:30 PM, Events Building, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

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.

ROB MAZUREK & BLACK GOAT ENSEMBLE perform "Music for Shattered Light Box, 7 Posters, 4 Quadrants, 15 Paintings and Video," with visuals by Casey Rice and Raymond Harmon; free admission. Sun 2/22, 5 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

JOHN MOULDER & KEN HALL Sun 2/22, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 50TH-ANNIVERSARY TOUR with James Moody, Cedar Walton, Randy Brecker, James Carter, Howard Alden, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Joel Spencer. Mon 2/16, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

RAZZEMETAZZ Free concert. Sun 2/15, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood. 847-677-5277.

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

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

MARGARET STEWART WITH THE BOBBY SCHIFF TRIO Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

GRANT STROMBECK, BRIAN O'HERN, JIM QUINN, DAVIS KRIEG, MICHAEL BETTINE Sat 2/21, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

SUENOS Sun 2/22, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-960-1345.

MALACHI THOMPSON QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sun 2/22, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

TRIAGE Free concert. Tue 2/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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 2/13, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 2/14, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 2/17, 5:30 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 2/20, noon, Franz Jackson. Sat 2/21, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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 2/13 through Sun 2/15, Bobby Lewis. Thu 2/19, Fri 2/20, and Sun 2/22, Charlie Johnson. Sat 2/21, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 2/17, Keith Baumann, Brian Wilke. 773-334-4040.

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.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Tue 2/17, 7:30 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

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. Sat 2/14, Kimberly Gordon Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/13, Loop 2-4-3. Sat 2/14, Fred Lonberg-Holm. Fri 2/20, Nick Zielinski. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 2/14, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sundays, 5-9 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Mon 2/16, 8 PM, Jerry Coleman's Nine Burner. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/13, Mark Colby Duo. Sat 2/14, Neal Alger Duo. Fri 2/20, Barry Winograd & Zvonimir Tot. Sat 2/21, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. 630-584-2100.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 7 PM, Razzemetazz (with swing dancing). 773-743-5650.

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/13 and Wed 2/18, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 2/14 and Thu 2/19, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 2/20, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 2/21, Ed Coward Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Third Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. Third Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 312-697-0975.

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 2/17, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 2/18, 9:30 PM, Daniele D'Agaro Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 9 PM, Donny DeMarco. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/15, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 2/18, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band with Sunny Wilkinson. 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.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. 630-978-2088.

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

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Mon 2/16, 7 PM, Marshall Vente & Tropicale. 773-725-1300.

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.

GRACIES 1119 W. Webster Pl.: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). 773-528-1788.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/13, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lake Effect. Sat 2/14, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 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 2/13, 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Dave Douglas Quintet (see Critic's Choice). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/15, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Fred Simon & Fredgrass, Mitch Paliga's 2, 4, 6 Ensemble; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio (Harold Arlen tribute). Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 2/18, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, and Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Vandermark 5. Sun 2/22, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 7 PM, Tommy Bradford Band (no cover). 312-527-5600.

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: Fri 2/13, 9:30 PM, Dee Alexander. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Fri 2/20, 9:30 PM, Kevin O'Donnell performs his "2003 Revue." 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 2/13, 8 PM, Guitar Duo Eclectico. www.hottibiscotti.com.

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 2/15, Bill McKay's Sounds of Now, Tim Daisy Group. Sun 2/22, Dragons 1976. 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 2/13 through Sun 2/15, Judy Roberts, Two for Brazil. Thu 2/19 through Sun 2/22, Bobby Watson Quartet. 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.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM Saturdays and 7:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 2/14, Damian Espinosa Duo. 773-868-1857.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/13, 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 2/16, 9:30 PM, Jodie Christian, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Dennis Carroll. Tue 2/17, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Sparrow & Joanie Pallatto with the Machine Band, the Instigatah. 773-348-7592.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Third Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Nicole Kessler (no cover). 773-862-7877.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 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 2/13, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, BMR4. 630-446-4001.

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

MOOD CAFE 446 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 9 PM, and Sundays, 6 PM, Trace Ellington. 773-624-8002.

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. 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 2/13 and Sat 2/14, Tuey Connell Trio. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Juli Wood Quartet. Fri 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Typhanie Monique Quartet. 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 2/13, Alison Ruble Quartet. Sat 2/14, Alison Ruble Quintet. Wed 2/18, BMR Trio. Thu 2/19, Dan Trudell's Funky Trio. Fri 2/20, Dead Cat Bounce. Sat 2/21, Bob Perna & Persistance. 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 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 2/19, 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 2/13, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Jeff Marx Quartet. Sat 2/14, Rachel Charson Quintet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wed 2/18, Tim Green Trio. Thursdays, George McRae Quartet with Jim Gailloreto. Fri 2/20, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Sachal Vasandani. Sat 2/21, Sachal Vasandani. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/14, Mark Madsen Quartet. Tue 2/17, Mark Madsen. Wed 2/18, Flippo/DeSanto Duo. Sat 2/21, Steve Kessler & Saturday June. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 2/17, D. Bayne Septet. 773-276-9730.

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

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

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.

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

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 LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Ben Grey hosts a live jazz showcase. 773-327-2739.

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 2/13, Triage, Jeb Bishop & Josh Abrams. Sat 2/14, Alejandro Urzagaste Trio. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 2/19, Daniele D'Agaro Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Fri 2/20, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. Sat 2/21, Loose Assembly, David Boykin Expanse. 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/20, ESP. 312-943-7815.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Mon 2/16, Tuey Connell Trio. 773-929-1300.

International

Concerts

CHRIS BAJMAKOVICH & STEFKA Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Saint Petka Church, 2056 N. Kedzie. 773-324-1247.

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.

CARLOS GARCIA Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 2/18, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HABIB KOITE, OTIS TAYLOR Fri 2/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

PACO DE LUCIA performs at the closing concert for Flamenco 2004. Mon 2/16, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL 2004 Sat 2/21, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

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

PAPO SANTIAGO, RICHARD MARTINEZ perform in "A Tribute to the Improvisational Singer," with Mario Donates Jr., Felix D'az, Nuestro Tamb--, and Ogacich. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Quilombo Cultural Center, 1753 N. Kimball. 773-784-5439.

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.

CAFE BA-BA-REEBA 2024 N. Halsted: Sun 2/22, 6 PM, Teresa y Los Preferidos (Flamenco dance show accompanied by guitar). 773-935-5000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: 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: Sat 2/14, 9:30 PM, Planeta de Crystal, Damian Rivero & El 4To Elemento. Sat 2/21, 10:30 PM, Angel Melendez, 911 Mambo Orchestra (preceded by Latin dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Sun 2/22, 7:30 PM, Azucena Vega's Sol y Duende. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. 773-348-7592.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Ojos de Brujo (see Critic's Choice) perform as part of Flamenco 2004, with DJ Pincha Extra Z. 773-404-9494.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/13, Conjunto. 773-276-9730.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 2/19, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-492-6100.

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.

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.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop, conductor (Handel, Thompson, Gawthrop, Parker, Vaughan Williams, Basler, Whitacre). Sun 2/22, 4 PM, St. Hedwig Church, 2226 N. Hoyne. 312-427-5620.

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.

GILDA BARSTON & DAVID DUNFORD cello & piano (Haydn, Beethoven, Martinu). Sun 2/22, 2 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

CECILIA BARTOLI mezzo-soprano, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Vivaldi, Gluck, Salieri & others). Wed 2/18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JAMES BAUR guitar, in a free concert (Villa-Lobos, Lauro, Ponce, Assad). Sun 2/22, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 2/18, 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.

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. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 2/22, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 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 QUINTET Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

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 CHORALE Bruce Tammen conducts Robert Levin's new completion of Mozart's Requiem. Sun 2/22, 3:30 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-667-4571.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover, conductor (Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea). See Critic's Choice. Wed 2/18 and Fri 2/20, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/22, 3 PM, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. 312-704-8420, ext. 10.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY BRASS QUINTET (Lutoslawski, Reynolds, Mattern, Gershwin). Sun 2/22, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/13, 1:30 PM, and Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Bach, Beethoven, Lieberson). Tue 2/17, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor & piano, with pianist Peter Serkin (Bach, Beethoven, Schoenberg). Thu 2/19 through Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Nikolai Znaider (Schoenberg, Beethoven). 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, conductor, 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 CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a string quartet concert. Sun 2/22, 6 PM, Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr. 773-525-4707, ext. 324 or 320.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM Saturdays and 7:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 2/21, Sharon Chung & Herine Coetzee. 773-868-1857.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 2/14 and Sat 2/21, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

COUNTRYSIDE CONCERT CHOIR & CHAMBER ENSEMBLE John Denny, conductor, with soprano Christine Kelner & tenors Calland Metts & Douglas Kelner (Bach, Piket, Hindemith & others). Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Countryside Church, 1025 N. Smith, Palatine. 847-359-8440.

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

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Dietz, Cage, Miki). Sun 2/22, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY SINGERS & CONCERT CHOIR Christopher Bell, conductor, with the Midwest Young Artists Senior Chorale & the Glenbard East High School Choir in a free concert (Rachmaninoff, Handel, Purcell, Taverner). Thu 2/19, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

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.

ETHEL string quartet in a free concert. Sat 2/21, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Sun 2/22, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

MARK FENNE & ERIC YATES trumpets, with organists William Berg & Shirley Grudzien, soprano Jacqueline Skelly & bass Robert Koverman (Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Britten). Sun 2/15, 7 PM, St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff, Naperville. 630-355-4545, ext. 141.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/13, 12:10 PM, flutist Jessica Moore & pianist Melody Lord. Fri 2/20, 12:10 PM, organist Keith Hampton. 312-787-4570.

ROLAND GLASSL & SHAO-YIN HUANG viola & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Milhaud, Schumann, Vieuxtemps, Hindemith). Wed 2/18, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

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.

KARA KANE & ERIN MARIE WALL sopranos, with others in a benefit for the Illinois Hunger Coalition. Fri 2/20, 7:30 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-629-9580.

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 2/13, Mon 2/16, and Fri 2/20, 7:30 PM, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor, with soprano Natalie Dessay, tenor Marcelo Alvarez & baritone Ashley Holland (Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor). Tue 2/17 and Thu 2/19, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with baritone Neal Davies & soprano Elizabeth Futral (Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance). Wed 2/18 and Sat 2/21, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Sylvie Valayre & tenor Roberto Aronica (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). 312-332-2244.

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.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS in a free concert (Colomer, Beethoven). Sun 2/15, 2 PM, Midwest Young Artists, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT & SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS with winners of the 2004 Walgreens Concerto Competition. Sat 2/21, 3 and 7:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 847-926-9898.

TONI-MARIE MONTGOMERY & ANTHONY ELLIOTT piano & cello (Rachmaninoff & others). Tue 2/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavel Sorkin, conductor, with pianist Yuri Rozum in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

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.

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

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Rachel Kudo (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 2/22, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Richard Fischer, conductor, with trumpeter David Ramos (Wagner, Hanson, Lauridsen, Corigliano, Arutunian, Sousa, Brahms, Shostakovich). Sun 2/22, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 773-944-5939.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Jan Williams & Daniel J. Farris, conductors, with harpsichordist Ursula Oppens & pianist Winston Choi in a program devoted to music of Elliott Carter. Thu 2/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS Gail Williams, conductor (J. Strauss, Tchaikovsky & others). Wed 2/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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.

OPERA A LA CARTE performs Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. Thu 2/19, 7:30 PM, Egyptian Theatre, Northern Illinois University, 135 N. Second, De Kalb. 815-753-3146. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 2/14 and Sat 2/21, 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.

ADAM ROTH guitar. Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

SAINT LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET with clarinetist Todd Palmer (Haydn, Ravel, Golijov). Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

THEODORA SATOLIA, NATHAN COLE, CLAIRE CHASE, JULIA BENTLEY, MICHELLE AREYZAGA, RICHARD HIRSCHL, GAIL CLEVENGER & BILL BILLINGHAM piano, violin, flute, mezzo-soprano, soprano, cello, French horn & piano, in a program of compositions by Lita Grier. Sun 2/15, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

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.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Bach, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Franck). Fri 2/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

SYMPHONY II Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor, with pianist Jorge Federico Osorio (Franck, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sun 2/22, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson (Falla, Cantaloube). Sun 2/22, 4 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

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

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 CHORUS & ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts Richard Einhorn's oratorio Voices of Light in accompaniment to Carl Dreyer's 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-9075.

MEMBERS OF UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO VOCAL ENSEMBLES in a free concert. Thu 2/19, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

WALLER & MAXWELL GUITAR DUO (Sor, Carulli, Beaser, Albeniz). Sat 2/21, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with soprano Sarah Hibbard (Bizet, Mahler, Barber). Sat 2/21, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:15 PM), Morton West High School, 2400 S. Home, Berwyn. 630-887-7464.

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

Miscellaneous

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.

ELLA JENKINS Free children's concert. Sat 2/21, 1 PM, Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard, Skokie. 847-676-3047.

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.

MADRIGAL ENSEMBLE OF THE CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955. Sun 2/22, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, 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.

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concert. Sun 2/22, 11 AM and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 2/20, All-City High School Choir (tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.). 312-346-3278.

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