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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ERYKAH BADU, FLOETRY Sat 2/28, 7 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

TRACY BECK Free concert. Wed 2/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BIG BAND Tribute to big-band music. Fri 2/20, Sat 2/21, Fri 2/27, and Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-3948.

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

NATHANIEL BRADDOCK ENSEMBLE Free concert with performances by Hedwig Dances. Fri 2/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

JONATHA BROOKE Free in-store performance. Thu 2/26, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

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.

DAVID BROZA Benefit for the Hillels of Illinois' programs for Jewish students. Sat 2/28, 8:30 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-444-2868.

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

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performances. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

DEEP PURPLE, THIN LIZZY Tue 2/24, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

DIGABLE CAT Free in-store performances. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

EVANESCENCE, DEFAULT, ATOMSHIP All-ages. Wed 2/25, 6:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

FE-MAIL Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

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

40 BELOW SUMMER, SLITHERYN All-ages. Wed 2/25, 7:30 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 847-836-8820.

GEORGIA SEA ISLAND SINGERS Free concert. Sat 2/28, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

MICHAEL GLABICKI, BIG SKY STRING BAND Benefit for the Field Museum. Thu 2/26, 6-11 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7600.

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

HEWHOCORRUPTS, OVER & OVER, UNDO TOMORROW, AFTERPROJECT, 17 YEAR TRAGEDY, HADDONFIELD, I.R.E., OF PARTING WORDS Fri 2/27, 4 PM, Subculture Skate Park, 37 W 950 Mason, Elgin. 847-931-0813.

MATT HOTZ performs at "The Headphones Tour" art installation and performance piece; free admission, reservations required. Mon 2/23, 7 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-5270.

JARS OF CLAY All-ages. Thu 2/26, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 312-559-1212 or 800-965-9324.

ERIN JORDAN Free in-store performances. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

JOHN LEGUIZAMO Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

LUDACRIS, CHINGY, DAVID BANNER, KNOCTURNAL All-ages. Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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.

DONALD NEALE ENSEMBLE performs song cycles based on the poetry of Langston Hughes; benefit for Austin High School Scholarship Fund. Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-921-8581.

O.A.R., ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND, TOOTHPICK Sold out. Thu 2/26, 6 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

GRETA POPE performs "Sophisticated Lady." Thu 2/26, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

JIM ROLLINS & LIZ DOYLE Free concert and tribute to Fred Astaire. Fri 2/27, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performances. Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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

MICHAEL SHIMKUS Sat 2/28, 8 PM, TZ Studio & Gallery, 1834 W. North. 773-342-8676.

SPARROWHAWK FAMILY, ENTRANCE, 500 MG perform at the "Cake White Palace" art exhibition, with DJs Mana-Burn, DW James, Plastic Crimewave, and John Wyatt. Sat 2/28, 7 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-459-7277.

STING Sold out. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

SWITCHFOOT, SLEEPING AT LAST Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5390 or 800-965-9324.

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.

TROLLLODOS Fri 2/20, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

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

DAVID WILCOX, RIC HORDINSKI Sold out. 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.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Anne Harris, DJ Heavy E. Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Fenians. Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Bang! Bang!, Celestial Static, Earl Gray. Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Shamier, Braam, First Name Basis. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Town and Country, White Light. 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. Tuesdays, DJ Hurricane. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike Z., 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 2/20, Greg Steele. Sat 2/21, Dan Becker. Fri 2/27, Brian Starr. 630-778-9090.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through Mondays. Tue 2/24, 5 PM-2 AM, DJs Mark Mardell & Paul Taylor spin at the 19th annual Fat Tuesday Ball. 773-227-6859.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 2/23, Black Giraffe. 773-334-4040.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/20, Savitre, Legs for Days. Sat 2/21, Farm Crew. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Fri 2/27, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Sat 2/28, Gidgets Ga Ga, Model One. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 2/25, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. 847-381-8585.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/20, 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. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/24, 9 PM, A Band Called Blower, Arge, Clipperton Brigade. Wed 2/25, 9 PM, Bunnies, Great Plains Gypsies. Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Dead Shaggy Pony, Pleyel, Secret Agent Bill. Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Velvetron, Death of a Salesman. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Native Fiction, Zerostars. Sun 2/29, 9 PM, Highway Road, Sweet Mama Gumbo. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: 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. Thu 2/26, 9 PM, A.M.P. Fri 2/27, 9:30 PM, Exaggeration, 13 Question Method, Marty Wylder. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Zamandoque Tarahum, Sobredosis, Descarga, Morte. 773-770-2039.

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

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

BLUE BAYOU 3734 N. Southport: Sat 2/21 through Tue 2/24, 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 2/20, 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); 9 PM, Deal's Gone Bad, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Heeby Jeebies, Deadhounds. Sun 2/22, 8 PM, Thin Man, Reverend Glasseye & His Wooden Legs. Tue 2/24, 8 PM, Robust, Qwel, Meaty Ogre, Offwhyte (see Spot Check), Dr. Jones, Mestizo, Royce (18 & over). Wed 2/25, 8 PM, Tilda Tora, Sweet Science, Lavellas. Thu 2/26, 6 PM, Gossip, Ponys, Tyrades, Young People (see Critic's Choice; all-ages); 10 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Alaska, Tim Rutili (18 & over). Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Gossip, Hot Machines, Mahjongg, Young People (see Critic's Choice). Sat 2/28, 5 PM, Unseen, Virus, Vice Dolls (all-ages); 9 PM, Thunderwing, Afflictions, Decibators. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/20, Fareed Haque Group. Sat 2/21, Lavellas, Cameron McGill. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Wednesdays, Speargrass. 773-384-8600.

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

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/21, David Shankle Group, I.R.E. Sat 2/28, Myths of Truth. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 2/20, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sun 2/22, Steve Roth hosts an open mike. Fri 2/27, Paul Allodi. Sun 2/29, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. 847-550-1127.

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

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 2/22, 1-2-3-4, Pedestrians. Sun 2/29, Nerve Speech. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 2/20, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. Sat 2/21, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. Sun 2/22, 6:30 PM, Beyond Blonde. Fri 2/27, 8:30 PM, Casey McDonough. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Zack Karr hosts an open mike. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Lucky. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, 8 PM, Mike G., DJ Hurricane, mPulse, Derek V. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 2/20, Thommy Gunther Trio with Pamela Fernandez. Sat 2/21, Hushpuppies. Fri 2/27, Torturing Elvis. Sat 2/28, Kristin Shout & Smoking Kitten. 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: Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Wed 2/25, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 2/27, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

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

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Brother John. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Voices. 630-953-7095.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-279-1199.

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

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

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

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

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

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. 312-932-4623.

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 2/20, Infinity. Sat 2/21, Elevation (U2 tribute), Voices. Fri 2/27, Maggie Speaks, Paramours, Big Deal. Sat 2/28, Elephant Man, Kiprich, Ninja Kid, Round Head, Usuall Suspectz. 773-851-4634.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 2/20, 10:30 PM, X-Side. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Calm Like a Bomb, Funky Monks. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Cryan' Shames. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Arra, Slag. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 2/20 and Fri 2/27, 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 2/21 and Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Justin Hayford performs "Look Who's Been Dreaming: Neglected Treasures From Hollywood's Golden Age" (see Critic's Choice); 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Sun 2/22 and Sun 2/29, 5 PM, Ester Hana performs "Travel My Way"; 7 PM, Michelle Lukovich. Mon 2/23, 8 PM, Dan Stetzel. Wed 2/25, 8 PM, Jason Grimm & Lauri (tribute to James Taylor). 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 2/22, DJ Sergio spins new wave. Mon 2/23, DJ Greg spins punk. Tue 2/24, Brian Nervous & Brian Costello. Wed 2/25, Jon Langford spins country & western. Thu 2/26, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: 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, Future Leaders of the World. Sun 2/22, 8 PM, Romantics, Chesterfield Kings (see Spot Check), Lust Killers. Tue 2/24, 9 PM, Mohica, Electricon, Snaklab All-Tsars, Late Lorraine. Wed 2/25, 9 PM, Wingnuts, Steepwater Band, Soul Pride. Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Knuckleduster, Dutchmen, Sleepwalker Defense. Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Blackmaker, Boogata Fix. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Redshirt, Blackmaker. Sun 2/29, 9 PM, Elefant, Changes, Life at Sea. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Voices. 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 2/20, 9:30 PM, Seventh Heaven, Roscoe Plush; 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Prezence. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 2/25, 9:30 PM, Umphrey's McGee, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Thu 2/26, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Rubber; 10 PM, Dave Tamkin. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: 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. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 2/24, 9 PM, Alora, Brother Sean, Aaron Fox. Wed 2/25, 9:15 PM, Paper Tree, Angelo Chresanthakes. Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Greta Mae Varietae variety show. Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Water on Electricity, Perfect Red, Black Box, Pinch. Sat 2/28, 9:45 PM, Rainy Day Crush, the Effect, Janus, Ely Sound. Sun 2/29, 10:30 PM, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 2/20, 10 PM, 90 Day Men (see Critic's Choice), CocoRosie (see Critic's Choice), Pit Er Pat. Sat 2/21, 9:30 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. Mon 2/23, 8 PM, Brian Costello hosts a variety showcase with Kill-a-Watts, Krunchies & others. Thu 2/26, 9:30 PM, Bobby Conn & the Glass Gypsies (see The Meter), Magas, DJ Shoulders. Fri 2/27, 10 PM, High Llamas, Azita, Branches. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Mountain Goats, Manishevitz. Sun 2/29, 9:30 PM, Red-Eyed Legends, Thunderbirds Are Now, Party of Helicopters. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/21, Bullfrog. Sundays, 7 PM, Jeff Smith hosts an open mike. Mondays, Infamous Joe hosts karaoke (no cover). Tue 2/24, Ronnie Starr & Mystery Train. Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus. Thursdays, Mason hosts karaoke (no cover). Sat 2/28, Fabulous Janes. 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. Fri 2/20, 6-9 PM, Covergurl (benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 2/20, Dub Dis. Sat 2/21, Sun 2/22, Thu 2/26, and Sun 2/29, Indika. Mondays, Reggae Madness. Wednesdays, Shockwave & Matrix. Fri 2/27, Shockwave. Sat 2/28, Flex Crew. 773-348-3998.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Ryan Hagen. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Patrick B. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Eleventh Hour. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Jane Doe. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Underwater People. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Somewhere in Between. Fri 2/27, Dicking. Sat 2/28, Assailants. 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 2/20, 9 PM, Mike Music. Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Sancocho. Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Snoozie & the Miltronics, I Need Sleep. 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 2/20, 6 PM, Dead Meadow, Where the Moon Came From, Treatment, Amortifera. Sat 2/21, 7 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Arrivals, Repos, Soviettes, Motel Blonde. Sun 2/22, 5 PM, Senses Fail, Moneen, Beautiful Mistake, Folly. Wed 2/25, 7 PM, Piglet, De Triomphe. Thu 2/26, 6 PM, A Day at the Fair. Fri 2/27, 7 PM, Division, Open-Heart Surgery, Divide by Zero, Bar the Door, Fuel the Fire. Sat 2/28, 5 PM, Methadones, Bomb, Sonnets, Copyrights; 10 PM, Flying Luttenbachers, Flaccid Trip, Coughs, No Doctors. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Engine Down, Jealous Sound, Statistics. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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). Mon 2/23, 8 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys perform at the 10th annual Jambalaya Cookoff and Mardi Gras party. Tue 2/24, 6:30 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys, Roy Rubenstein's Chicago Hot Six perform at the Fat Tuesday celebration. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tue 2/24, 8 PM, BS Brass Band performs at the 7th annual Mardi Gras party (no cover). 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/20, Fat Boy Clark. Sat 2/21, Bamboo Grove. Tue 2/24, 8 PM, Smells Like Beer. Wed 2/25, Jim & James host an open mike. Fri 2/27, Half Dazed. Sat 2/28, Betty's Soul. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Fri 2/20, Shaking Tree. Fri 2/27, Night People. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/20, Herbert Wiser Band, Ataba, Cody Pikhoff. Sat 2/21, Waxon 7, Shifties, DeMilos. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: 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 2/20 and Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Fri 2/20 and Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 2/20 and Fri 2/27, 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 2/21 and Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 2/22 and Sun 2/29, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 2/23, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 2/24, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 2/20, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 2/21 and Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 2/22 and Sun 2/29, 8 PM, John Paluch hosts an open mike. Mon 2/23, 8 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Tue 2/24, 8 PM, Desiree Irwin. Wed 2/25 and Thu 2/26, 8 PM, Emilie Autumn. Fri 2/27, 5:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

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

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

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 2/22, 7 PM, Roxy Bellows & Larry perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Jason Berger Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Somewhere in Between. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: 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. Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Jaik Willis, Amoreys, Milkbaby (benefit for Dennis Kucinich). Fri 2/27, 9:30 PM, High Q's, Honeybees, Ken Mottet & His Western Casuals. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, live karaoke hosted by the Hootenanners. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Dolorean, Eric Mahle. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 2/25, Cajun Jedi performs at "U-Lock Rock." Thu 2/26, Gypsy Garage Combo. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Detagoh. Tue 2/24, 8 PM, Sam Shaber. Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Ami Saraiya & Radiant Darling. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Dental School Swim Team, Pop 1280 (benefit for Rogers Park Community Action Network). 773-465-8005.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 224 S. Main, Naperville: Music at 7 PM. Sat 2/21, Professor John & His Band. Tue 2/24, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-717-0777.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Fri 2/20 and Tue 2/24, Hurricane Gumbo. Sat 2/21, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-477-7818.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 600 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Fri 2/20 and Tue 2/24, Professor John & His Band. Sat 2/21, Chainsaw Dupont. 312-280-7774.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: 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. Wed 2/25, 8:30 PM, Kevin O'Donnell Revue performs at the "Prime Shorts" film screening. Thursdays, 9 and 11 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 2/27, 11 PM, Tallulah. Sat 2/28, 8 PM, DJ CB, DJ Mother Hubbard, Codebreaker. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Sat 2/21, 9:30 PM, Gold Coast Refuse, Hazing Kate, Truckstop. Wed 2/25, 9 PM, Martin Gollogly hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 2/27, 9:30 PM, WarBrides, Ferdinand Fox. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Opal Candy, Junket. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 2/24, 9:30 PM, Kevin Coval, Denizen Kane, DJ Deadbent perform at "Pelo Bueno: A Day in the Life of a Nuyorican Poet, Bonafide Rojas." Thu 2/26, 9:30 PM, DJ Mike Flo, Stare, Qualo. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Tue 2/24, 6:30 PM, O.A.R., Matt Nathanson (all-ages). Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Afrodisiacs, DJ Diego (18 & over). Fri 2/27, 6:15 PM, Pennywise, Guttermouth, Stretch Armstrong, Bleed the Dream (all-ages). Sat 2/28, 6 PM, Tantric, Shinedown, Silvertide (all-ages). Sun 2/29, 6:15 PM, Cannibal Corpse, Hypocrisy, Exhumed, Vile (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/27, Turnstyles. Sat 2/28, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 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.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Spizm (no cover). 773-645-3667.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/20, Never the Hero. Sat 2/21, Then Again. Sat 2/28, Nitrous Foxide. 312-337-3486.

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

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Voices Lite. 847-991-2420.

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.

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. Fri 2/20 and Fri 2/27, DJ Polish Sausage. Sat 2/21 and Sat 2/28, 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. 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 2/20, 10 PM, Farcus, Smear Campaign, Low Profile, Remember the Tiger Tales. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Milkplow, Funkshui. Sun 2/22, 9 PM, She's Your Sister. Tue 2/24, 8 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the Local Vocal Brew. Wed 2/25, 10 PM, Orange Order, Landslides, Exit. Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Dirty Blue, Jagz, Goat Rodeo. Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Vortis, Manhandlers, Vee Dee. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Gravey, Seers Poncho, Chickenwire, Jimmy Finger. 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 2/20, 10 PM, Willamena, Pat MacDonald, Michael Tolcher. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Robben Ford, Frank Bang's Secret Stash. Sun 2/22, 8 PM, Steve Smith & Buddy's Buddies. Wed 2/25, 8:30 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Vax Wallow, Inchworm, Othersense. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Boris Grebenshikov & Aquarium, Raised on Zenith. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, and Sun 2/29, 9 PM, Chris Whitley, Teitur. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: 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). Tue 2/24, 8:30 PM, King Solomon's Grave, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Mer, Sevenstar. Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Dirty Love, Street Van, Dorian Taj, Saturday Nights (18 & over). Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Exo, Silent Treatment, Regal Standard (18 & over). Sat 2/28, 6 PM, Anberlin, Me Without You, Watashi Wa, Emery (all-ages). Sun 2/29, 6:30 PM, Academy, Midwest Blue, October Fall, June (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Jackson Rohm. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Uncle Boogie Pants. Sun 2/29, 4 PM, Bob Bradley. 708-366-8073.

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

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 2/21, Jimmy Mac Duo. Wed 2/25, Mike Beck hosts an open mike. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/20, Sweet Time. Sat 2/21, Mama's Dirty Secret. Thu 2/26, Mike Brumfield. Fri 2/27, George Glass Band. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/20, Geezers, Wellstones. Sat 2/21, Locked Sound, Idle Hours, Social Justice, Hootenanny. Sun 2/22, Pleyel, Andremokrome, Secret Agent Bill. Wed 2/25, Mississippi Breaks, Illumination. 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 2/20, 9:30 PM, Crookshanks, Epicycle, Textbook. Sun 2/22, 6:30 PM, Junior Varsity, Cellar Door, Nailing Amy (all-ages). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 2/26, 9:30 PM, Bystander, My Left Arm, Tuffy, Future Leaders of the World. Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Mabel, Bishop Allen, Wonderful Smith, Renee Giron. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Manaconda, Hotlips Messiah, Modine Supercharger. 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 2/21, 10 PM, Loophole, Bloodbath, Duna Hill. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor & DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 2/25, 9 PM, Publik Disturbance, 12:71 AM. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Fake Thing (Faith No More tribute), Code Blue, Dead Envy. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 2/26, 8 PM, Brian Kirst, Kevin Newhall 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 2/20, 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, 8 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. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae with Papa G. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad, Tony Mojica (no cover). Tue 2/24, Fri 2/27, and Sat 2/28, Vince Welnick, Terrapin Flyer. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep (no cover). Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Ghettobillies. Sat 2/28, 8 PM, 1000 Vertical Ft. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 2/20, 4 PM, Dead Envy, Asylum (all-ages). Sat 2/21, 7:30 PM, 40 Below Summer, Slitheryn, Neutral State (all-ages); 11 PM, Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute). Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, Duct Tape Mustache, Cougars, Lupara, Last Year's Man (all-ages). Sat 2/28, 4 PM, Synikal, Slavedrum, Still Remains, NDX, Jettared (all-ages); 11 PM, Wild Side (Motley Crue 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.

115 BOURBON STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10 PM. Tue 2/24, Voices. 708-388-8881.

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 2/20, Mike & Joe. Sat 2/21, Dropped Once, Harmony Riley, D'z Nutz. Sun 2/22, Saraphine, Flat, Triptii, Bullets in Madison (18 & over). Thu 2/26, Cast Iron Skillet, Three Words to Live By, Else. Sat 2/28, Mr. Blotto. Sun 2/29, A.D.D., Infrared, Million, Solister (18 & over). 815-758-2715.

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

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Gearhead, Driveline with Bedlum, Lupara, Shaved (downstairs). Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Media, Suite Oblivion with Point 6, Pelao, Illucid Garden (downstairs). Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Dollhouse, Absentees with Sunhead King, Boatbuilders (downstairs). Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Down Lo, Church of the Furious with Rebels Without Applause, Diamond Dog, Face of Fury, Apraizal (downstairs). 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/21, Broken Brodus. Sun 2/22, JC3. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 2/25, Just Kevin. Thu 2/26, DJ Mike Gordon. Sat 2/28, Roger & the Wraybands. Sun 2/29, Trading Punches With Grandma. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Pat MacDonald (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 2/26, Turnstyles. 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. Fri 2/20, Six Strings Down. Sat 2/21, Rare Earth. Fri 2/27, Moods. Sat 2/28, Rte. 66. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/21, Harold Washing Machine, Magnetosphere. Sun 2/22, 9 PM, Future Leaders of the World. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 2/25, Kongfuzi. 773-276-9730.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 2/21, 9 PM, Drivers. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Double Barrel Daryl. 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: No cover. Wed 2/25, 10:30 PM, Mark Denardo, Bit Shifter. 773-276-7036.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/20, Holy Moses, Trepidation. Sat 2/21, NDX. Fri 2/27, Z Sharp, One-Way Street. Sat 2/28, Faded Cross (Black Sabbath tribute), Factory. 630-543-3101.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Light FM (see Spot Check), Midstates, Penthouse Sweets. Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Centro-Matic, Summer Hymns (see Spot Check), Pale. Sun 2/22, 7 PM, Zox (see Spot Check), Duenow, Playback (all-ages). Mon 2/23, 8 PM, Andrew Jonathan, Jason Blake, Asher Streets. Tue 2/24, 6 PM, Bumpus, Melissa Rose Ziemer. Wed 2/25, 9 PM, Mary Timony with Jeff Goddard, Garland of Hours, Low Skies. Thu 2/26, 8 PM, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Common Rotation. Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, Peter Case; 10 PM, Mary Lou Lord Band, Gingersol. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Ness, Hot Dog City, Bishop Allen. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Carbon Leaf, Gooding (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. 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. Fri 2/27, Core. 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. Fri 2/27, Susie Gomez. 773-772-6656.

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 2/20, Reigning Sound, Latest, Quilts. Sat 2/21, Rachel's Surrender, Soulscape, Green Scare. Sun 2/22, Kick Plate, 3 Too Far, Echosend. Tue 2/24, We Got Next with Genetixx, Soul 360, Jrunk Unkles, DJ Mustafa Rocks. Thu 2/26, Los Shut Up, Light Changes. Fri 2/27, Junior Brown, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sat 2/28, Strategy Game, Assembly, Undercast. 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: Thu 2/26, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Anne E. Dechant, Dorothy Scott, Jon Robert. Sun 2/22, 7 PM, Berger, Sabal, and Smith, David Rogers, David Wilner. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 2/25, 8 PM, Jamie Chura, Greg Hess. Thu 2/26, 8 PM, Dave Sills, Dag Juhlin, Bill Bungeroth, John Aselin (Johnny Cash tribute night). Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Adam Ezra, Greg Wood. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Erik & Jeremy, Let Me Introduce You to the End. Sun 2/29, 8 PM, Greg Sorrell, Sam Knutson, Kathryn Musilek, Jen Dainton. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/20, Brother Noompsi, WarBrides. Sat 2/21, Abalone Penguin, A-Souls, Sol Azul. 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. Thursdays, 8 PM, Miga. 312-266-7761.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/20, Future Leaders of the World, Moral Decay, Repos, Tusk. Sat 2/21, Red Dawg & the Apostles of Funk, Taniq. Fri 2/27, Larry O. Dean & the Impractical Jokers, Jimmy Kingsway Band. Sat 2/28, Delafields, Saps. 312-360-9488.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/21, open stage. Fri 2/27, Bed Bugs. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/20, Soulfyah. Sat 2/21, Baaro, Flex Crew. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 2/23, Verb, Usuall Suspectz. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 2/26, DJ Mellow. Fri 2/27, Rico, Aswah Greggori. Sat 2/28, Universal Expression, Dub Dis. 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 2/20, Nyco, Boyce's Road. Sat 2/21, Indignant, Bandages. Sundays, 9 PM, Starrunner. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Doug Powell performs at the Edge comedy showcase. Thu 2/26, Smokestack. Fri 2/27, Mr. Blotto. Sat 2/28, Burnside Bridge, Relapse, Troy. 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. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Thursdays, DJ Hector spins salsa, bachata, merengue, and cumbia. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Ryan Hagen, MC Slim; 8 PM, DJ Mike G., DJ Lucky. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Rockstar (no cover). Thursdays, 5:30 PM, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim (no cover). 847-397-3100.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ PCS. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae (no cover). 312-243-1699.

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

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and progressive, DJ Hiroki, Nate Manic. Sat 2/21, Iz & Diz, Chris Santiago, 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. Sat 2/28, Mark Grant, Jon Huang. 773-235-9100.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Wed 2/25, Chris Gin, Pulz-8, DJ Droopy. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Sat 2/21, Tue 2/24, Fri 2/27, and Sat 2/28, Chris Gin. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

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

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin techno, progressive, house, and techno. Saturdays, Dino Latino & Tim Spinnin Schommer spin house, hip-hop, reggae, and old school in the main room; DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop in the Red Room. 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: DJs spin after 9:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Platinum, Yo Jimbo. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: Fri 2/20, 10 PM-4 AM, John Curley, Victor R., Whiz Kid. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, John Curley. Sun 2/22, 10 PM-4 AM, Teri Bristol. Fri 2/27, 10 PM-4 AM, Victor R., Frique, John Curley. Sun 2/29, 7 PM-4 AM, DJ De Marko. 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 2/23, Matt Paffel, Dave Olsen, DJ Krank, 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. Third Saturday of every month, Fathom DJ, DJ K. Fourth Monday of every month, Fred & Clayton. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. Thursdays, DJ Devo & guests spin house, acid jazz, Brazilian lounge, jungle, dancehall, and Afrobeat. 773-276-1411.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; Mike D spins on the main floor. Saturdays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; DJ Hurricane spins on the main floor. Wednesdays, DJ Structure. Thursdays, Mike D. 773-871-0205.

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

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

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

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, DJs spin after 7 PM. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Slim Maybe. 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). Fri 2/20, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Carvajal, Just Joey. Wednesdays, Just Joey, Brian Borden. 312-527-5600.

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

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

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fri 2/20, 4 PM-4 AM, Hex Hector. Sat 2/21, 4 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 11 PM, Jim Lewis. Fri 2/27, 11 PM, Joe Gauthreaux. 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. Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays and Thursdays, Mach 1. Wednesdays, DJ Lucky. 312-337-2583.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-2AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Mach 1. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, Mach 1 & DJ Structure spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 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, Chris Holmes, DJ Pier Novikov 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.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/28, DJ Barb. 630-688-8866.

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 2/21, 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.

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. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Peven Everett. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/20, Ewan Pearson, Dan X. Sat 2/21, Halo, Common Factor. Fourth Sunday of every month, DJ Kevin spins UK punk, early hardcore, and new wave. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 2/26, John Curley & Jay Prasad, Brad Owen & Nick Nice, Naveen G. Fri 2/27, Miles Maeda, Scott Looney, Josh Millman, Tyrel Williams. Sat 2/28, John Acquaviva. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Joe Bryl. 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 2/21, Eric Hall. 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 2/28, Chris Eterno. 773-327-7711.

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

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Chilliwinters. Mon 2/23, Chris Gin, 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. Fourth Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. 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. Saturdays, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies, Armin Van Buuren, Jimmie Page in the Sky. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory, DJ Structure, Mach 1. Fri 2/27, Kill Memory Crash (live performance) with Matt Nee, Tobias, Chris May, Brock, and Trancid at "Synth City." Sat 2/28, James Holden, Gabriel & Dresden, John Curley. 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 Mike D. & 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 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 2/20, Diz, Paul Anthony, Heather Doble, Janel Roland, Jayfunk, Jon Huang. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. 312-787-0400.

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

Folk & Country

Concerts

FRED CAMPEAU performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

CELTIC FIDDLE FEST with Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, Liz Carroll, Ged Foley. Sat 2/28, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN DALY, MOTTI PIKELNY Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Folk-lore Center & Acorn Coffee Bar, 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville. 630-393-1247.

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

IRISH ROVERS Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

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

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG 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.

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

JORDAN WANKOFF & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Tom Senior. Mon 2/23, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

DEREK WARFIELD & THE WOLFE TONES Sun 2/29, 6 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

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. Tue 2/24, BLT. 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 2/22, 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 2/23, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Sat 2/28, 8:30 PM, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. 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, 6-11 PM, Big John. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Big John & Chris B. spin (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 2/20, Gerard Haughey. Sat 2/21, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. Fri 2/27, Pat Daly & the Sounds of Green. Sat 2/28, Blue Stack. 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 2/26, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: 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 2/20, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Sat 2/21, Fairplay. Fri 2/27, Deirdre Reilly. Sat 2/28, Barry Fagan Band. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Richard Thompson (sold out). Thu 2/26, 8:30 PM, Asleep at the Wheel. 708-788-2118.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/21, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Sat 2/28, Alan Rhody. 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.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/27, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt & friends, Jim Baur. 773-227-4433.

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

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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.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM Saturdays and 7:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 2/26, Phil Passen. 773-868-1857.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/23, 9:30 PM, John Daly, Jim DeWan, Liz Knowles, Cleek Schrey (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Sag Valley Boys. Sun 2/22, 5 PM, Clodagh & Sean Ryan host a children's session. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Thursday's Child. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 2/25, 8:30 PM, Ripley Caine, Al Day, Larry O. Dean, Dan Olsen perform at "Folk You!" 847-869-0450.

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: Fri 2/20, Amy Lowe. Fri 2/27, Christopher Waltz. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Thu 2/26, 9 PM, Andi & I. 773-929-3680.

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

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

BIG FUN BLUES BAND Free concert. Sat 2/28, 4:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

KATHERINE DAVIS leads a workshop entitled "From Blues to Hip-Hop," with performances by students from Stone Academy. Thu 2/26, 10:15 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

JOHN HAMMOND JR., DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Sold out. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HARMONICA KHAN Free concert. Mon 2/23, noon, 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.

HOLLY MCGUIRE & THE BLUES CREW Mon 2/23, 10:15 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR, MUSIC AND ARTS MINISTRY OF THE SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH Free concert. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5729.

ROBERT PERKINS Free concert and dance performance. Sat 2/28, 3 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

GLORIA SHANNON Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

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.

OTIS TAYLOR See Critic's Choice; with Habib Koite & Bamada (see Spot Check). Fri 2/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LITTLE AL THOMAS & THE CRAZY HOUSE BAND Free concert. Wed 2/25, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

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 2/20, Pistol Pete. Sat 2/21, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 2/22, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mondays, Li'l Ed (acoustic show; no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 2/25, Chainsaw Dupont. Fri 2/27, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 2/28, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Gene Barge. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/24, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 2/26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Grana Louise Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 2/24, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wed 2/25, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 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 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Howard Scott & the World Band with Miss Jesi. Sun 2/22, Chico Banks. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/24, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 2/25, Pistol Pete. Thu 2/26, Jimmy Burns. Fri 2/27, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted with Carl Weathersby. Sat 2/28, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 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 2/20, 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. Mon 2/23, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 2/24, Matthew Skoller. Wed 2/25, Linsey Alexander. Thu 2/26, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Fri 2/27, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 2/28, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Dion Payton, Joel Paterson. Sun 2/29, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Tue 2/24, 7:30 PM, Wampeters. 847-256-8870.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Fri 2/20 and Fri 2/27, 7 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 847-768-3000.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/20, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Sat 2/21, Eddy Clearwater. Fri 2/27, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers. Sat 2/28, Wayne Baker Brooks. Sun 2/29, 9 PM, Coco Montoya. 630-513-0074.

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

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 630-325-0780.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Tue 2/24, 7 PM, Brother John. 312-836-7870.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/20, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. Sat 2/21, Backstreet Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Sonny Landreth (2/27 with Cornmeal; 2/28 with Steepwater Band). 708-788-2118.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Sat 2/21, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/20, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 2/21, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Zora Young. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 2/21, Jimmy Burns Band. Tue 2/24, Li'l Ed. Thu 2/26, Lenny Spatafore hosts an open mike. Sat 2/28, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 708-484-3610.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 224 S. Main, Naperville: Music at 7 PM. Fri 2/20, Chainsaw Dupont. 630-717-0777.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 600 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sat 2/21, Chainsaw Dupont. 312-280-7774.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 7th floor, 111 N. Wabash: Tue 2/24, 5 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 312-263-6443.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 2/20, 8:30 PM, Delbert McClinton, Kelley Hunt. Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mon 2/23 and Wed 2/25, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 2/26 through Sat 2/28, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Mr. B. Sundays, 7-11 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fourth Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. 708-647-6519.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/20, 10 PM, Off the Hook. Tue 2/24, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Byther Smith. 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 2/26, Les Getrex. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Larry McCray. 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. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Barrelhouse Bonni & Larry Taylor with Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters (benefit for Dennis Kucinich). 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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/21, Dave Specter. Sat 2/28, Big Sweaty Men. 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.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/27, Smilin' Bobbie & His Blues Machine. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/20, Mississippi Heat. Fri 2/27, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 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 2/25, Jasper Buchanan. 815-477-0340.

REALTO LOUNGE/VISIONZ 8038 S. Ashland: 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 2/20, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 2/21, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sun 2/22 and Tuesdays, Vini & the Demons. Mondays, Carlos Johnson. 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 2/20, Nora Jean. Sat 2/21, Dee Alexander (tribute to Bessie Smith). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 2/27, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Lurrie Bell, Paul K. Sat 2/28, Carlos Johnson. 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. Tue 2/24, Marty Sammon. Thu 2/26, Matthew Skoller. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 2/21, Bumblebee Bob. Sat 2/28, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 2/23 and Sat 2/28, Bottom Feeders. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/20, Cash Box Kings. Sat 2/21, Juke Joint Money Makers. Mon 2/23, William P. Jenkens. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 2/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 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

BERNARD ALCORN Free concert. Tue 2/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PATTI AUSTIN performs at the 37th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Fri 2/27, 1 and 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

KAFELE BANDELE Free in-store performance. Fri 2/27, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Mon 2/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CERQUA RIVERA ART EXPERIENCE WITH BOBBI WILSYN Free concert. 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.

ORBERT DAVIS Free performance "explores the composers/arrangers who have contributed scores to film and television." Thu 2/26, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Tue 2/24, 8 PM, recital hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 2/26, 8 PM, Student Center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-325-7664.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ BAND with trumpeter Orbert Davis, saxophonist Mark Colby, trombonist Michael Danes, and pianist Phil Markowitz perform at the 37th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Sun 2/29, 9 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

RICH FUDOLI performs at the "Jazz Supper Club." Fri 2/27, 6:30 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

GORDON GOODWIN'S BIG PHAT BAND performs at the 37th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Sat 2/28, 1 and 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5534.

CHRIS GREENE & NEW PERSPECTIVE Free concert. Tue 2/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

ELLIS MARSALIS TRIO Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

IRVIN MAYFIELD performs Half Past Autumn Suite. Sun 2/29, 4 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

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.

ROB MAZUREK & BLACK GOAT ENSEMBLE WITH ALAN LICHT, NICOLE MITCHELL & MIKE REED, END OF LAST YEAR QUARTET perform as part of the 2nd annual Elastic Festival of Improvised Music. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

HOLLY MCGUIRE & THE HIGHHATTERS Wed 2/25, 10:15 AM, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Thu 2/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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 BAND under the direction of Daniel J. Farris. Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Joel Spencer. Mon 2/23, 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.

DAVE REMPIS, JIM BAKER, JASON ROEBKE, TIM DAISY Free experimental-music concert. Mon 2/23, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

TED SIROTA'S REBEL SOULS, JEB BISHOP & JOSH ABRAMS, ARAM SHELTON'S ARRIVE perform as part of the 2nd annual Elastic Festival of Improvised Music. Thu 2/26, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

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 perform at "Percussion Nacht II." 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.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Sun 2/29, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

KEN VANDERMARK'S CRISIS ENSEMBLE, JASON AJEMIAN & NORI TANAKA, JAMES FALZONE'S ALLOS CONSORT perform as part of the 2nd annual Elastic Festival of Improvised Music. Fri 2/27, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

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 2/20, noon, Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 2/21, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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 2/24, 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 2/27, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Eric Schneider Quintet. 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 2/29, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/20 and Sun 2/22, Charlie Johnson. Sat 2/21, Carlos Cannon. Mon 2/23 through Sat 2/28, Jasper Stone. Sun 2/29, Mauree. 312-751-2433.

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.

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Wed 2/25, 8 PM, Tropicale Trio with Rita Duarte. 773-862-5996.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6-9 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. 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.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/20, Nick Zielinski. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Sundays, 5-9 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Bob Owens Trio. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/20, Barry Winograd & Zvonimir Tot. Sat 2/21, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. Sat 2/28, Barry Winograd Duo. 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 2/20, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 2/21 and Sat 2/28, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 2/26, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 2/27, Dede Sampaio Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 2/24, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 2/25, 9:30 PM, Paul Hession Trio. 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 2/29, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage. 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: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Wed 2/25, 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.

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: 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 2/20, 9 PM, and Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Vandermark 5. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/22, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 2/25, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Jeff Newell New-Trad Octet. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/20, 9 PM, Ray Silkman (benefit for the Tommy Brewer Campaign Fund). 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/20, 9:30 PM, Kevin O'Donnell performs his "2003 Revue." Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

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 2/22, Dragons 1976 (see Critic's Choice). Sun 2/29, Hats, Greg Ward Quartet. 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 2/20 through Sun 2/22, Bobby Watson (see Critic's Choice) with the Willie Pickens Trio. Mon 2/23, 8 and 10 PM, Janice Borla Quintet. Thu 2/26 through Sun 2/29, Lynne Arriale Trio. 312-670-2473.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7-10 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, Brother John. 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 2/28, Damian Espinosa Duo. 773-868-1857.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 2/21, 10 PM, Sparrow & Joanie Pallatto with the Machine Band, the Instigatah. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 2/23, 9 PM, Fred Anderson & Tatsu Aoki. Tue 2/24, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. Thu 2/26, 9:30 PM, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian, Dennis Carol, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fri 2/20, 9:30 PM, Douce Ambiance. 773-728-2663.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Speakeasy Swing Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

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

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

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 2/20, 9 PM, BMR4. Wed 2/25, 7 PM, Matt Erion Trio (no cover). Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Paul Abella Quintet. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Paul Jacki Trio. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: 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.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar with DJs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 9 PM, jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Sun 2/22 and Sun 2/29, Rob Denty Trio. 773-764-8900.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wed 2/25, 8 PM, David Zielinski & David Jennings. 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 2/20 and Sat 2/21, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Juli Wood Quartet. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Bobby Lewis 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 2/20, Dead Cat Bounce. Sat 2/21, Bob Perna & Persistance. Wed 2/25, BMR Trio. Thu 2/26, Dan Trudell's Funky Trio. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Sami Scot. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, 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.

PIECE 1927 W. North: Restaurant with music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Andrew Lautenbach, Kyle Asche, Nori Tanaka, Matthew Ulery. 773-772-4422.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thursdays, 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 2/20, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Sachal Vasandani. Sat 2/21, Sachal Vasandani. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wed 2/25, Tim Green Trio. Thursdays, George McRae Quartet with Jim Gailloreto. Fri 2/27, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Jeannie Tanner Quartet. Sat 2/28, Alison Ruble/JoAnn Daugherty Quintet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/21, Steve Kessler & Saturday June. Tue 2/24, Mark Madsen. Wed 2/25, Flippo/DeSanto Duo. Sat 2/28, John Juul & friends. 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. Fourth Tuesday of every month, Suenos. 773-276-9730.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 2/28, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 2/29, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

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

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tue 2/24, Sam Burckhardt Trio. 773-772-6656.

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

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.

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. Tue 2/24, 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. Wed 2/25, Nicole Mitchell Trio. 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, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor Do Brasil; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/20, Nicole Mitchell Trio, Savoir Faire's East Side Project. Sat 2/21, Loose Assembly, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 2/26, Vincent Davis & Hanah Jon Taylor. Fri 2/27, Fred Anderson, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake. Sat 2/28, Andrew Lamb Trio. 312-791-9050.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/20 and Thu 2/26, ESP. 312-943-7815.

International

Concerts

NAJIB BAHRI & EL AMAL perform, preceded by a drum & dance workshop at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, NBahri Rhythms, 4726 N. Lincoln. 773-878-2575.

DANIEL BINELLI & POLLY FERMAN perform tango with flutist Julie Koidin; free concert. Sun 2/29, 4 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NICOLAE FERARU & HIS ROMANY ENSEMBLE, KURT BJORLING & FRIENDS, JOHN PARRISH, DUCHOWIE Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Szalas, 5214 S. Archer. 773-617-9919.

HABIB KOITE & BAMADA, OTIS TAYLOR See Spot Check on Habib Koite; see Critic's Choice on Taylor. Fri 2/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

VICTOR PICHARDO & FRIENDS Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 2/25, 8:30 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.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 2/22, 7:30 PM, Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz. 773-743-5650.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. Sat 2/28, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 2/21, 10:30 PM, Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra (preceded by Latin dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Sun 2/22, 7:30 PM, Azucena Vega's Sol y Duende. Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Sat 2/28, 10:30 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thu 2/26, 8 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/20, Havana. 773-276-9730.

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

Classical

AMELIA TRIO (Haydn, Rorem, Mendelssohn). Sun 2/29, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

ALESSANDRA AMMARA piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach/Hess, D. Scarlatti, Ravel, Chopin). Wed 2/25, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

AMSTERDAM LOEKI STARDUST QUARTET (Locke, Caldini, Steenhoven, Handel, Pohlit, Schubert, Sieg). Thu 2/26, 11 AM, Chicago Chamber Music Society, 626 N. Michigan. 847-540-5708.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop, conductor (Handel, Thompson, Gawthrop, Parker, Vaughan Williams, Basler, Whitacre). Sun 2/22, 4 PM, St. Hedwig Church, 2226 N. Hoyne. Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-427-5620.

AZMARI STRING QUARTET in a free concert (Mozart, Lutoslawski, Schumann). Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-427-6267.

BACH SOCIETY ENSEMBLE with oboist Robert Morgan (Bach, Handel, Telemann). Sun 2/29, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

DANIEL BARENBOIM piano (Beethoven, Schoenberg). Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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.

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.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider, conductor (Taverner, Byrd, Purcell, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Howells, Britten, Tavener). Sun 2/29, 6:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 2/25, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA & CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR MADRIGAL ENSEMBLE in a joint concert. 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 QUINTET Fri 2/20, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Mozart, Schubert, Nielsen). Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Bach, Rorem, Swafford, Falla, Mozart). Sun 2/29, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-889-4206.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover, conductor (Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea). Fri 2/20, 7:30 PM, Sun 2/22, 3 PM, and Thu 2/26 and Sat 2/28, 7:30 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 2/20 and Sat 2/21, 8 PM, and Tue 2/24, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Nikolai Znaider (Schoenberg, Beethoven). Thu 2/26 through Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor & piano (Beethoven, Schoenberg). 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 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.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Roberto Minczuk, conductor (Schubert, Mussorgsky/Ravel). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 2/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a chamber concert. Free admission. Sat 2/28, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 2/21 and Fri 2/27, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COMPOSERS' FORUM Free admission. Mon 2/23, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Brouwer, Gimenez, Sor, Rak, Torroba, Berio, Rodrigo). Sun 2/29, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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

DIALOGUE OF THE CARMELITES Tom Zelle conducts a North Park University School of Music production of Francis Poulenc's opera. Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/29, 3 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

ETHEL string quartet in a free concert. See Critic's Choice. 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. Mon 2/23, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

FALSTAFF Frederick Ockwell conducts a Northwestern University production of Verdi's opera. Thu 2/26 through Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/29, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-7282.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/20, 12:10 PM, organist Keith Hampton. Fri 2/27, 12:10 PM, organist Brian Wentzel. 312-787-4570.

FRANCESCO GIL guitar, in a free concert. Mon 2/23, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Chicago, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

IAN HOMINICK piano (Beethoven, Czerny, Gershwin). Sun 2/29, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

BRENDA HUANG & SOO LEE perform music for two pianos. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

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.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with violinist Ilya Kaler (Khachaturian, Mussorgsky/Ravel). Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, 8 PM (with preconcert lectures at 7 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

DAVID LISKER violin, in a free concert (Sibelius, Bach, Kreisler, Paganini). Sun 2/29, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSIC STUDENTS perform medieval and Renaissance chants in a free concert. Thu 2/26, 3 PM, Martin D'Arcy Museum of Art, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-2679.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 2/20, Tue 2/24, and Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor, with soprano Natalie Dessay, tenor Marcelo Alvarez & baritone Ashley Holland (Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor). Sat 2/21 and Thu 2/26, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Sylvie Valayre & tenor Roberto Aronica (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). Mon 2/23 and Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with baritone Neal Davies & soprano Elizabeth Futral (Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance). 312-332-2244.

VERONICA MCHALE contralto, in a free concert. Mon 2/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS SENIOR & JUNIOR CHORALE (Bernstein, Houkom). Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Barat Seminary Chapel, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-926-9898.

FACULTY OF MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE in a free concert. Sun 2/22, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

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.

DAVID MYFORD, DAVID SCHRADER & JOHN MARC ROZENDAAL violin, harpsichord & viola da gamba. Sun 2/29, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Peter Lipari, conductor (Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Shostakovich, Smetana, Saint-Saens). Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor (Persichetti, Bernstein, Rutter). Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-272-2351.

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.

MEMBERS OF THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Daniel J. Farris conducts music of Northwestern University student composers. Thu 2/26, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Jan Williams conducts music of Lou Harrison. Tue 2/24, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS & PHILHARMONIA Judith Willoughby & Robert Hasty, conductors (Bach, Barber, Nelhybel, Bizet, Hansen). Sun 2/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Hindemith, Copland). Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS Julia Davids, conductor, with pianist Emily Parker & the Northwestern Chamber Singers (Hatfield & others). Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA A LA CARTE performs Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. Fri 2/20, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland, conductor, with soprano Aruna Serbanescu, French

hornists Colleen Whitty & Charles Sernatinger & trumpeter Richard Peck (Haydn, Copland, Massenet, Tchaikovsky). Sun 2/29, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 110 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

ORION ENSEMBLE with violinist Guillaume Combet (Lutoslawski, Muczynski, Dvorak, Shostakovich). Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591.

ELEONORE PAMEIJER & MARTA PTASZYNSKA flute & percussion, in a free program of contemporary composers. Thu 2/26, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

PINOTAGE (Axelrod, Edwards, Ginther, Marquetti, Start, Wallace, Westerberg). Sun 2/29, 4 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-519-7663.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 2/21 and Fri 2/27, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

REMEMBERING TED SHEN Memorial tribute to the Chicago arts critic & writer features soprano Patrice Michaels, mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley, flutists Mary Stolper & Janice Misurell-Mitchell, oboist Patricia Morehead, clarinetist John Bruce Yeh & others. Free admission. Wed 2/25, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RIDGEVILLE BAND OF EVANSTON in a free concert (J. Strauss, Rossini & others). Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Kingsley School, 2300 Green Bay Rd., Evanston. 773-763-8090.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY CONSERVATORY CHORUS & WIND ENSEMBLE Cheryl Frazes Hill conducts a free concert (Brahms, Debussy, Hindemith, Poulenc, Laurdissin, Whiteacre, Bernstein). Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3512.

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

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.

ROBERT SIMS baritone, sings spirituals & traditional songs in a free tribute to Paul Robeson. Thu 2/26, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STRIKE in a free concert of contemporary solo & duo works (Brady, Davidovsky, Xenakis, Chaitkin, Psathas). Sun 2/29, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

ANATOLIY TORCHINSKIY piano (Debussy, Ginastera, Haydn, Scriabin, Chopin, Brahms). Sat 2/28, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

TREBLE VOICE FESTIVAL Emily Ellsworth conducts a concert by members of local youth choirs. Sat 2/28, 3 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert conducts music of student composers. Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Roush, Del Borgo, Camphouse, Chance). Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

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.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Christopher Bell, conductor (Faure, Victoria, Lott, Viadana, Goioechea, Paulus, Ward). Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

Miscellaneous

AGAPE RINGERS David L. Weck conducts a handbell concert. Sun 2/29, 4 PM, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

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

MADRIGAL ENSEMBLE OF THE CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sat 2/21, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955. 2/22, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

joel frankel children's concert. Sat 2/28, noon, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln. 773-404-9494.

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concert; sold out. 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.). Wed 2/25, Whitney Young Magnet High School Band. Thu 2/26, Annette Hawkins Dance Ensemble. Fri 2/27, Living Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

BOB ZANTZ, TOM & CHRIS KASTLE Children's concert features international sailing songs and stories. Thu 2/26, 9:30 and 10:45 AM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

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