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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

3RD ANNUAL ALL-CITY MC BATTLE Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-764-2277.

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

BIG BAND Tribute to big-band music. 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.

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

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.

MOIRA CUE performs "Fashion Passion Songs" in conjunction with the exhibit "Social Seduction." Tue 3/2, noon, Betty Rymer Gallery, 280 S. Columbus. 312-443-3703.

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performance. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Benefit for the Rex Foundation. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 415-457-1296 or 312-559-1212.

MARK DENARDO, BUD MELVIN, JOHNNY SQUARE perform at the "009 Come Out and Play With the Cyborg" Gameboy Music Festival. Fri 2/27, 9 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

DIGABLE CAT Free in-store performance. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DJ L'AURA G, C.G. THE SOLAR KING perform at the "Sanctuary" drum jam and dance. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

DOLOROUS CANTER, RISE OF MARAKARA, SEYARSE, HIDDEN WALL OF MACHINE GUNS, HEWHOCORRUPTS Fri 3/5, 7 PM, Loyola Student Union, 1125 W. Loyola. 773-973-9036.

DUENOW, DREMANA Thu 3/4, 7 PM, Crunch, 939 W. North. 312-337-1244.

BOB DYLAN Sold out. Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212. Sun 3/7, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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

GALACTIC, MIKE DOUGHTY 18 & over. Fri 3/5, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

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.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

ERIN JORDAN Free in-store performance. Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SAM KNUTSON & KATHRYN MUSILEK perform at an opening for the art exhibit "Living a Colorful Life." Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Fleur Gallery, 1833 S. Halsted. 312-421-8929.

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

MARY LOU LORD with Gingersol; see Critic's Choice. Free in-store performance. Fri 2/27, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

LUDACRIS, CHINGY, DAVID BANNER, KNOCTURNAL See Critic's Choice on Ludacris; sold out. Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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.

NESS See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Fri 2/27, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

ALICE PEACOCK performs at the Wine-Tasting Benefit for the Steppenwolf Theatre Auxiliary Council. Fri 3/5, 7 PM, The Casino, 195 E. Delaware. 312-654-5672.

RABBINICAL SCHOOL DROPOUTS Sat 3/6, 8:30 PM, Lakeside Congregation, 1221 County Line, Highland Park. 773-550-1543.

WAYNE RICHARDS, MARK TIBERI perform at a tribute to musical theater. Mon 3/1, 7 PM, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 Roselle, Schaumburg. 847-923-3186.

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.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performances. Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

PAM STARON Free in-store performance. Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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

MICHAEL STRENING JR. Benefit for Breadline Theatre. Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Breadline Theatre, 1800 W. Berenice. 773-327-6096.

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.

JASON TALBOT & JASON SOLIDAY, TV POW, KOURA, VADIM SPRIKUT Sat 2/28, 6 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE 3/4 show sold out. Thu 3/4 and Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Shamier, Braam, First Name Basis. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Jackie-O Motherfucker (see Critic's Choice), Town and Country, White Light. Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Nerves, Thee Shams, Dead Horse Hill. Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Luomo, Billy Dalessandro, Popkan (18 & over). Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Ladies and Gentlemen, Heavenly States, Twilight Babies, Bicycle Tricycle, Cloud Cult. 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 2/27, Brian Starr. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Fri 2/27 and Fri 3/5, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Sat 2/28, Gidgets Ga Ga, Model One. Sat 3/6, Safes, Wes Hollywood & the Shivers. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 3/3, open mike with Dan Maloney & Chris Grant. 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 2/27, 10 PM, Velvetron, Death of a Salesman, Violence Ammunition. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Native Fiction, Zerostars. Sun 2/29, 9 PM, Highway Road, Sweet Mama Gumbo. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Satori, Arks, Tiger Rag. Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Audiotank, Chris Gilmartin, Mumbo Jumbo. Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Sevenstar, Arbo, Late Nights, Aya Sofia (benefit for leukemia research). Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Planeta de Crystal, Damian Rivero & El 4To Elemento, Sol Azul. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/27, 9:30 PM, Exaggeration, 13 Question Method, Marty Wylder. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Zamandoque Tarahum, Sobredosis, Descarga, Morte. Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Echo Farm, Brianne Bassetto. Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates, Son of John Doe, Wookie Hangover. Sat 3/6, 9:30 PM, Gravetones, Glori 5, Loafers, Nomenclature. 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.

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 2/27, 8 PM, Gossip, Hot Machines, Mahjongg, Young People. Sat 2/28, 5 PM, Unseen (see Spot Check), Virus, Vice Dolls (all-ages); 9 PM, Thunderwing, Afflictions, Decibators. Tue 3/2, 8 PM, Dirty Tricks, Copilot, Felix Culpa. Thu 3/4, 8 PM, Wizards, A-Set. Fri 3/5, 6 PM, Best Days Behind, Holden's Catch, Why Intercept?, Long Distance Runner (all-ages); 10 PM, Pelican, Timeout Drawer, Sterling (18 & over). Sat 3/6, 5 PM, Casualties, Global Threat, Briggs (all-ages); 10 PM, Three Blue Teardrops, Riptones, Urban Twang. Sun 3/7, 5 PM, Fashion Bomb, Alluring Eve, 48 Sin (all-ages); 9 PM, Lair of the Minotaur, Behold! the Living Corpse, Unearthly Trance, Torso. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Vince Welnick, Terrapin Flyer. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. First Monday of every month, Charmain & Joey Busch host karaoke. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Fri 3/5, Ray's Music Exchange. Sat 3/6, Anne Harris. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/28, Myths of Truth. Sat 3/6, Angry Chair (Alice in Chains tribute), Powerking. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 2/27, Paul Allodi. Sun 2/29 and Sun 3/7, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 3/5, Mighty Joe. 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 2/29, Nerve Speech. Sun 3/7, Conscripted. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. 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 2/27, Torturing Elvis. Sat 2/28, Kristin Shout & Smoking Kitten. Fri 3/5, Grassland Quintet. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/27, 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 2/27, 10 PM, Lisa Renee Band. Sat 2/28, noon, Todd Donnelly; 10 PM, Voices. Sun 2/29, noon, Eric Ortiz; 8:30 PM, Andrew Jess. Tue 3/2, 9 PM, Captain Rick Murphy. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Paramours. Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Shortcuts. Sat 3/6, noon, Paul Allodi (no cover); 10 PM, Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band. Sun 3/7, noon, John Guarnieri; 8:30 PM, Voices Lite. 630-953-7095.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 847-279-1199.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/6, Lillian Axe, Broken Teeth. 847-524-9910.

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

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

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

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

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

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 2/27, Maggie Speaks, Paramours, Big Deal. Sat 2/28, Elephant Man, Kiprich, Ninja Kid, Round Head, Usuall Suspectz. Wed 3/3, 20 Over. Thu 3/4, Herbert Wiser Band. Fri 3/5, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 3/6, Amy Loftus, Brother Lowdown, Pete Shukoff, June's Arrival. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Cryan' Shames. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Arra, Slag. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Chris Shaffer, Big Deal. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, 20 Over. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/27, Marty Sammon & John Boda. Sun 2/29 and Sun 3/7, Michael Rodio. Wed 3/3, New Breed. Thursdays, Matthew McBride. 847-706-1700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 2/27, 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 2/28, 8 PM, Justin Hayford performs "Look Who's Been Dreaming: Neglected Treasures From Hollywood's Golden Age." Sat 2/28 and Sat 3/6, 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Sun 2/29, 5 PM, Ester Hana performs "Travel My Way"; 7 PM, Michelle Lukovich. Mon 3/1, 8 PM, and Fri 3/5, 10:30 PM, Dan Stetzel. Wed 3/3, 8 PM, Megon McDonough. Thu 3/4, 8 PM, Lili Anne Brown. Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Heather Moran (Rosemary Clooney tribute). Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Pamela Peterson. Sun 3/7, 5 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals; 7 PM, Hilary Ann Feldman. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/27, DJ Tony. Sun 2/29, DJ Chris Peeler. Mon 3/1, DJ Sonja. Wed 3/3, DJ Mattloch. Thu 3/4, DJ John, DJ Ben. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, DJs spin music from the Bloodshot label. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Blackmaker, Boogata Fix. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Redshirt, Blackout. Sun 2/29, 9 PM, Elefant, Changes, Life at Sea. Tue 3/2, 9 PM, Born Against Time, NDX, Sage, Bite the Hand. Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Just a Fire, Bear Claw, Riddle of Steel. Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Manhandlers, Vicki, Paperbacks, Krunchies perform at a benefit and party for Pistil magazine. Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Rock Star Club, Sour Deluxe, Woolworthy, Bon Mots. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Acumen Nation, Egostatic, Left Setter, Gaskit. 773-489-3160.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 3/4, Mighty Joe. Fri 3/5, Hat Guys. Sat 3/6, Insomnia. 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 2/27, 9 PM, Rubber. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 3/4, 10 PM, 16 Candles. Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Segway, Frawd, Star 69. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, King Solomon's Grave, Dan Darrah Band, Backyard Tire Fire. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: 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. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 3/2, Ryan Auffenburg, Medicine Hat. Wed 3/3, Let Me Introduce You to the End, Moe Black, Desperate Liars. Thu 3/4, Sound Drifter, Mark Allen Harrod Project. Fri 3/5, Dyrtybyrd, Ghost Story, Opal Candy. Sat 3/6, Drunken Monkey, the Charm, Something Ordinary, Matt Benoist. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Brill Babies. Sat 3/6, Minus One. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 2/27, 10 PM, High Llamas (see Critic's Choice), Azita, Branches. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Mountain Goats (see Critic's Choice), Manishevitz. Sun 2/29, 9:30 PM, Red-Eyed Legends, Party of Helicopters, Thunderbirds Are Now, Narrator. Mon 3/1, 9:30 PM, Delafields, Hoyle Brothers, Heathens (benefit for Chicago Women's Health Center). Wed 3/3, 10:30 PM, Northern State (see Critic's Choice). Thu 3/4, 9:30 PM, Haley Bonar, Sin Ropas, Bill Bungeroth & Armistice. Fri 3/5, 10 PM, British Sea Power, Kaito UK. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Don Caballero, Dianogah, Taking Pictures. Sun 3/7, 9:30 PM, Dials, Annie Quick, Sybris. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/28, Fabulous Janes. Sundays, 7 PM, Jeff Smith hosts an open mike. Mondays, Infamous Joe hosts karaoke (no cover). Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus. Thursdays, Mason hosts karaoke (no cover). Sat 3/6, Going South. 847-516-0300.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 2/27, Shockwave. Sat 2/28, Flex Crew. Sun 2/29, Indika. Mondays, Reggae Madness. Wednesdays, Shockwave & Matrix. Thu 3/4, Hydro. 773-348-3998.

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

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Jane Doe. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Underwater People. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Backstage Pass. Sat 3/6, 9 PM, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/27, Dicking. Sat 2/28, Assailants. Wednesdays, Somewhere in Between. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea (with featured performers at 9 PM). Fri 2/27, 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. Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, Night People. 630-416-3310.

50 NORTH 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/27, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 3/6, Brother Willis. 630-372-2900.

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 2/27, 7 PM, Division (see Spot Check), Open Heart Surgery, Divide by Zero, Fuel the Fire, Bar the Door. Sat 2/28, 5 PM, Methadones, Bomb, Sonnets, Copyrights; 10 PM, Flying Luttenbachers (see Critic's Choice), Coughs, No Doctors, Flaccid Trip. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Engine Down, Jealous Sound, Statistics. Tue 3/2, 6 PM, Preacher Gone to Texas, Haunted Life, Spindle, As Tall as Lions; 10 PM, Jesus & the Devil, Dakota/Dakota, Rescue. Wed 3/3, 8 PM, Fucking Werewolves (see Spot Check), Plastic Crimewave, Chromatics (see Spot Check), Black Hand. Thu 3/4, 8 PM, Gogogo Airheart, Dirty Things. Fri 3/5, 6 PM, Tha 446, the Ghost, Mount St. Helens, Faultlines. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, New Black, Coachwhips, Call Me Lightning, Russian. Sun 3/7, 7 PM, Few & Far Between, Army of Me. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar), Stone City Stragglers, John Condron & the Benefit, Hillbilly Winos. Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, Leon Russell, Kevin Gordon. Sat 3/6, 9:30 PM, Instant Karma (John Lennon tribute). 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/27, Half Dazed. Sat 2/28, Betty's Soul. Fri 3/5, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 3/6, David Golan. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Fri 2/27, Night People. Fri 3/5, Remedy. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/27, Sunspots, San Andreas Fault, Chocolate Covered Karma & others. Sat 2/28, Girl Activity, 50-Pound Head. Wed 3/3, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 3/5, Scott Parrish, Jack Crofoot, Fred, Dobro Joe perform at an opening of paintings by Parrish, with Pot Luck and Fairly Unbalanced hosting the "Illustrated Horsey Show." Sat 3/6, Zero Defects, Palomino. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 2/29, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 2/27, 5:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 2/29, 8 PM, John Paluch hosts an open mike. 312-836-0933.

GEORGIO'S CHICAGO PIZZERIA & PUB 75 E. Woodstock, Crystal Lake: Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Voices Lite. 815-459-8888.

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 2/29, 7 PM, J. Davis Trio performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 2/27, 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. Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Lacona, Black Tiger, Mass Shivers. Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Say Hi to Your Mom, Palaxy Tracks. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Night Callers, Sol Reys. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 3/3, John Paris performs at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Ami Saraiya & Radiant Darling, Ben Clarke. Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Dental School Swim Team with belly dancer Youkta (benefit for Rogers Park Community Action Network). Tue 3/2, 9 PM, Taylor Davis. Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Adam Brockman, Tisa & Gregg, Regina Rodriguez (benefit for Dennis Kucinich). Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Rufus Brown, Brett Vandonsel, Healer. Sun 3/7, 8 PM, David Rovics, Attila the Stockbroker. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/27, 11 PM, Tallulah. Sat 2/28, 8 PM, DJ CB, DJ Mother Hubbard, Codebreaker. Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 3/5, 6 PM, Sarah Staskauskas & Danny Black; 10 PM, Swamp Sugar, Rebecca F. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Rosie Flores; 11 PM, DJ Mr. Rudy Day. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 2/27, 9:30 PM, WarBrides, Ferdinand Fox. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Opal Candy, Junket. Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, DJ Carla, Just Kevin, RPS, Walter Meego. Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Something in Between, Three Days Old, Cutter. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Tue 3/2, 9:30 PM, Daily Plannet, Longshot, Lord 360, Thaione Davis & Cosmo Galactus, Jah Safe, Novacain, Zoser, Family Jewelz, Birthwrite, Frontline with hosts DJ PNS & DJ Mental. Sun 3/7, 8 PM, Rabbinical School Dropouts. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 3/2, 9:30 PM, Jason Talbot, Brent Gutzeit, Blake Edwards, Woody Sullender, Robb Drinkwater (no cover). www.hottibiscotti.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 2/27, 6:15 PM, Pennywise, Guttermouth, Stretch Armstrong, Bleed the Dream (all-ages). Sat 2/28, 6 PM, Tantric, Shinedown, Silvertide (sold out). Sun 2/29, 6:15 PM, Cannibal Corpse, Hypocrisy, Exhumed, Vile (all-ages). Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Edwin McCain Band (18 & over). Sun 3/7, 6:30 PM, Techn9ne (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). Fri 3/5, Pearl Street Band. Sat 3/6, Run of the Mill. 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.

IDOLS SPORTZCLUB 1601 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/5, Seventh Heaven. Sat 3/6, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). 847-934-3474.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN'S SALOON 17358 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/27, Boondock Saints. Sat 2/28, Shortcuts. Thu 3/4, Flapjacks. Fri 3/5, dueling pianos. Sat 3/6, Voices. 708-429-7000.

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. Sat 2/28, Nitrous Foxide. Fri 3/5, Clarence Clemons & the Temple of Soul. 312-337-3486.

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

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Sat 2/28, 6 PM, Them Kids (no cover). 312-829-4150.

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/27, Voices Lite. Sat 2/28, Shadowbox. Fri 3/5, Schreiber & Co. Sat 3/6, Downtime. 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 2/27, DJ Polish Sausage. 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Mon 3/1, Voice Box. Thu 3/4, Playback & friends. Sat 3/6, Mad Hornet After Hour. 773-525-2422.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Vortis, Manhandlers, Vee Dee, Dials. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Gravey, Seers Poncho, Chickenwire, Ginge. Tue 3/2, 9:30 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 3/3, 9 PM, B!, Phil Angotti, Ravenhouse. Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Primo, Mike Ingram, Cory Judd. Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Last Vegas, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Chopper Glides. Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Spooning With Nora, Sixty-Eights, First Coat, B.B.M.T. (benefit for Dennis Kucinich). Sundays, 10 PM, Pete Special. 773-871-3757.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Boris Grebenshikov & Aquarium, Raised on Zenith. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, and Sun 2/29, 9 PM, Chris Whitley (see Spot Check), Teitur. Wed 3/3, 8:30 PM, "Tributosaurus: Little Feat," Motion to Fix. Thu 3/4, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Lustre Kings (no cover). Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Dub Is a Weapon, David Gans & friends. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Soul of John Black, Nyco, Chicago Afrobeat Quartet. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Exo, Silent Treatment, Regal Standard (18 & over). Sat 2/28, 6 PM, Anberlin, Me Without You, Ace Troubleshooter, Watashi Wa, Emery (all-ages). Sun 2/29, 6:30 PM, Academy, Midwest Blue, October Fall, June (all-ages). Tue 3/2, 7 PM, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ssion (see Spot Check), Entrance (sold out). Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Quatre Tete (see Spot Check), Georges, Mirror America, Bound Stems (18 & over). Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Forty Piece Choir, Catfish Haven, Unique Chique, Radiant Darling (18 & over). Sat 3/6, 6:30 PM, Liftpoint, Inept, Shades of Fiction, Infrared (all-ages). Sun 3/7, 6:30 PM, Get Up Kids, Recover, Rocky Votolato (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Thu 3/4, 9:30 PM, Regressors. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Uncle Boogie Pants. Sun 2/29, 4 PM, Bob Bradley (piano concert). Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Sun 3/7, 5:30 PM, Natchez Avenue; 8 PM, open mike. 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. Sat 2/28, 11 PM, Mad Lab. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. Wednesdays, Brian Borden. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Wed 3/3, Tim Nolan hosts an open mike. Sat 3/6, Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute). 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/27, George Glass Band. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 3/5, Gavin Coyle Duo (with free Irish dance lessons). 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/27, Duna Hill, Funk Shut, Murmur. Sat 2/28, Pistol Punch, Something Beautiful, Shooting Blanks, Diaper Fetish. Wed 3/3, Dr. Disco hosts karaoke. Thu 3/4, Hex, Closer to Judgment. 773-486-7774.

MYRON & PHIL 3900 W. Devon, Lincolnwood: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, pianist Johnny Burnett. 847-677-6663.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Mabel, Bishop Allen, Wonderful Smith, Renee Giron. Sat 2/28, 5:30 PM, First Class, Signal 6, Midway Story (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Manaconda, Hotlips Messiah, Modine Supercharger. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Deal's Gone Bad, Forgotten Four, No Slogan, Brain Termites (all-ages). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 3/4, 8 PM, Mark McKay; 8:30 PM, Mark Sheehy, Rachel Zylstra, Julie Scharm, Mark McKay with a late set by the Red Stick Ramblers (18 & over). Sat 3/6, 5:30 PM, Love Kill, Letters Organize, Pink Spiders (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Chlorine, Loomis, Gelflings. 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Fake Thing (Faith No More tribute), Code Blue, Dead Envy. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, O.S.M., Soul Joke. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 3/4, 8 PM, Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch perform with JT Newman 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. 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 2/27, 8 PM, Ghettobillies, Gelheads, Balloonatic. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, 1000 Vertical Ft., Lotus, Future Rock, DJ Cappo. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Tuesdays, midnight, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep hosts a "heavy band" showcase (no cover). Thu 3/4, 10:30 PM, Run Logan, Little Sisters of Philly, Voice of Addiction, Something Beautiful, ODM, Dedkor, Burnside Bridge, Monospit. Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Product, Ari Ben Moses, Angry Souls, Decrypt, Jetsons, Acid Dime 7, Low Chain, Darwin. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Kongfuzi, Chapter Seven, Regels, All Systems Halt, Aberrant, Psychic Luv Chain, 8 Per Second, First Class, Emoval, Waterstreet; midnight, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sun 3/7, 8 PM, Flood Ritual, Blue Background, Interociter, Gypsy Fly, Renzo, Procreation, Conscious Pool, Memories. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: 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.

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. Sat 2/28, Mr. Blotto. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, A.D.D., Infrared, Million, Solister (18 & over). Thursdays, Cast Iron Skillet. Fri 3/5, Asa, Trepidation, Bog. Sun 3/7, 7 PM, Escape From Earth, Blackout, Burning Autumn, Facing Forward. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, G Town. Thu 3/4, Changes, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. Fri 3/5, Starter Kit. 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 2/27, 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 2/28, Roger & the Wraybands. Sun 2/29, Trading Punches With Grandma. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Thu 3/4, Joe Lanasa Band. Fri 3/5, Red Wigglers. Sat 3/6, Cocktail Preachers. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 2/27, Moods. Sat 2/28, Rte. 66. Fri 3/5, Tumbleweed. Sat 3/6, Pranksters. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/5, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 3/6, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Thu 3/4, Gypsy. Fri 3/5, Wind Gypsies. Sat 3/6, Desi Brothers. 847-605-9900.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Double Barrel Daryl. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sun 3/7, 9 PM, Ari Ben Moses Band. 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. Mon 3/1, 10 PM, Weapons Grade School Night. 773-276-7036.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/27, 7:30 PM, Peter Case (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Mary Lou Lord (see Critic's Choice) with Gingersol. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Ness (see Spot Check), Hot Dog City, Bishop Allen. Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Carbon Leaf, Gooding (all-ages). Mon 3/1, 8 PM, Blue October, Kyle Riabko (18 & over). Tue 3/2, 8 PM, Anne-Marie Akin Band, Honky Tonk Angels Ensemble, Thad Cockrell (18 & over). Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Califone, Rick Rizzo. Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Kraig Jarret Johnson & the Program, Riviera. Fri 3/5, 7:30 PM, Faun Fables, Spires That in the Sunset Rise; 10:30 PM, Richard Buckner, Carter Little. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, LP. Sun 3/7, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Whiskey Tit. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Lillian Axe, Broken Teeth. 630-257-6383.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 3/2, Fabulous Fish Heads. 312-527-2722.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Vultures Are Lovebirds. 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/27, Core. Sat 3/6, Brian Lupo. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/27, Susie Gomez. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, Felix & the Cats. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 3/4, Wojdyla. 312-441-9334.

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

ST. CHARLIES PUB 312 W. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/6, Core. 630-587-4251.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 2/27, Junior Brown, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sat 2/28, Strategy Game, Assembly, Undercast. Sun 2/29, Lotec, Shadow Master, Jrunk Unklz, Map Virulife, P-Dash. Mon 3/1, CSM, Zapruder Point, David Stagl. Tue 3/2, Mixx DJ Competition. Thu 3/4, Qualo, Garden Music, Iomos Marad, Underground Railroad. Fri 3/5, 45s, Detroit City Council, Dead Electric. Sat 3/6, Quiver Lip, Bish, Lunar Breakdown. Sun 3/7, Usuall Suspectz, Blaq Dawn Collective. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/6, Fairlanes. 630-213-1006.

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

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

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 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. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 3/2, 8 PM, Rob Reid. Wed 3/3, 8 PM, Tad Dreis. Thu 3/4, 8 PM, Brenda Weiler. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Dark Green Bottles, Thrift Store Heroes, Alain DeCourtenay. Sun 3/7, 7 PM, Regina Rodriguez, Teresa Storch, Ballistic Edna. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, live karaoke. Fri 3/5, N Visible Man, Squai, Tabakin, Network. 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 2/27, Larry O. Dean & the Impractical Jokers, Jimmy Kingsway Band. Sat 2/28, Delafields, Saps. Fri 3/5, Down the Line. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 3/6, Modern Day Romeos. 630-264-2739.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10:30 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. 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 2/27, Universal Expression, Dub Dis. Sat 2/28, Rico, Aswah Greggori. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 3/1, Cache. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/27, Mr. Blotto. Sat 2/28, Burnside Bridge, Relapse, Troy. Sundays, Starrunner. Mon 3/1, Michael Metivier hosts an Old Town School of Folk Music showcase. Tue 3/2, Ghettobillies. Wed 3/3, Dave & Steve, Katie Todd, Three Days Old. Thu 3/4, Rob Waller Band, Jive Dharma. Fri 3/5, Waste, Parade of Fools, Future Leaders of the World. Sat 3/6, Chase Lounge. Sun 3/7, Starrunner. 773-929-1300.

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CHRIS WALSH spins house; free in-store performance. Tue 3/2, 6 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ PCS. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae (no cover), Griffen. 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. Sat 2/28, Mark Grant, Jon Huang. Sundays, DJs spin "electro 80's dance." Tuesdays, DJs spin downbeat lounge. Wednesdays, L-Tek, Frankie J, Stunna, Brendan Clark. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. 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.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Thu 3/4, David Chavez, Caswell James. 773-384-8600.

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

BUTTERFIELD 8 713 N. Wells: First Thursday of every month, 7 PM, DJ Groove, Sunny Singh. Fri 3/5, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Cisco, Tik-Tak, Sean Mac spin salsa, merengue, hip-hop, and house. 312-327-0940.

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

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Fri 2/27, 10 PM, DJ Spaz, DJ Ice, DJ Phreak. 312-454-1227.

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

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

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/27, Sat 2/28, Tue 3/2, Fri 3/5, and Sat 3/6, 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: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Sundays. Fridays, Victor R., Frique, Wizz Kid. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, John Curley. Sun 2/29, DJ DeMarco spins at an Oscars after-party. Wed 3/3, Timo Maas, John Curley, Johnny Chaos, Mili Sefic, Nick Rockwell. Thu 3/4, Danny Howells, Jay Prasad, Agent 47, Brian Ffar, Daniel Mnookin. Sun 3/7, Pete Crow. 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 3/1, DJ Cody Bear, Mark Ferguson. 773-489-6457.

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

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

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 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.

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: Fri 2/27, 9:30 PM, Edgar Marroquin, Escandolo Gomez, Rollin Rivera, DJ Sabor, El Papichulo spin salsa and mambo. 312-850-3740.

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). 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 3/6, 10:30 PM, Karsh Kale & Realize. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 3/4, Vinyl Experiment. 312-245-0333.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fri 2/27, 11 PM, Joe Gauthreaux. 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. 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-2 AM 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.

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. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

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

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

LE PASSAGE 937 N. Rush: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, DJ Victor "Wolf" spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, and Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente & Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. 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. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/27, Miles Maeda, Scott Looney, Josh Millman, Tyrel Williams. Sat 2/28, John Acquaviva. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 3/4, Jazzanova, Ame, Striz. Fri 3/5, Dixon, Dayhota, Alena. Sat 3/6, Cosmo, Margaret Noble. First Sunday of every month, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. 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 2/28, Chris Eterno. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Tyrone. Thursdays, "Best of the 80s" with VJ Steven Farias (no cover). First Saturday of every month, DJ Stoney spins hip-hop. 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 2/28, Eye-D, Atomly, Jesse Martinez, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, MF, Vijay, Disko Kitty. Sat 3/6, Cause4Concern, NeBulous. 773-388-0185.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Axis. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello & J-Biz spin old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Mondays, 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, Disko 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: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). First Saturday of every month, 10 PM-3 AM, Mixology Science DJs spin underground, live PA (no cover). 773-857-5212.

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 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, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory, DJ Structure, Mach 1. Sat 3/6, Micro, Mili Sefic, Nino. 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). Fridays, Jayfunk, Jon Huang. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 3/5, Demarkus Lewis, Andrew Emil, Steve Melvage, Laurin Fedora. 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

ALTAN Wed 3/3, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441. Fri 3/5, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

ANYBODY'S GUESS performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Gladys Overwith. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

ARRANMORE Sat 3/6, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

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; sold out. Sat 2/28, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHIEFTAINS Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

THE CROSSING, DANU Sat 3/6, 7 and 10 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.

MARK DVORAK Benefit for the Emergency Project Walk-In Ministry of Lombard and Villa Park. Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 Highland, Lombard. 630-627-3912.

GAELIC STORM Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

GOLDEN HORSE RANCH SQUARE DANCE BAND Sat 2/28, 7 PM, Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. 312-738-2140.

HIRED HANDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Watkins. Mon 3/1, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

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

LENNY MARSH performs at "First Friday," followed by an open stage at 10 PM. Fri 3/5, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

AIDAN O'TOOLE Free concert. Fri 3/5, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RHONDA VINCENT, CHERRYHOLMES FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND Sun 3/7, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

BOB ZENTZ, JOHNSON GIRLS, TOM LEWIS, DON DINETI, TOM & CHRIS KASTLE perform at the Chicago Maritime Festival (preceded by seminars, workshops, and exhibits from 10 AM-4 PM). Sat 2/28, 7 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 773-774-7216.

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.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 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 3/7, Tom Dundee. 847-424-9800.

BUMPER'S BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 847-541-2500.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Saturdays, 8-11 AM, Saturday Morning BuzzGrass with members of the Oak Park Farmer's Market Band. Sat 3/6, 7 PM, John Hasbrouck. 708-524-2899.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Sat 2/28, 8:30 PM, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. Mon 3/1, 7:30 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. Sun 3/7, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 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.

CAFE CARIBE 1132 S. Roselle, Schaumburg: Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Phil Cooper, Kathy Folkerts, Susan Urban (benefit for People and Animals in Community Together). 630-375-7017.

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 2/27, Pat Daly & the Sounds of Green. Sat 2/28, Blue Stack. Fri 3/5, Billy Leatham. 708-687-9323.

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

CHANGES 260 Cunningham, Park Forest: Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Natural Bob Holdsworth & Mike Lenich perform solo and as Garage Folk Reunion. 708-747-9190.

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.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/28, Gan Bua. Sat 3/6, Donnybrook. 847-706-1700.

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.

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 2/27, Deirdre Reilly. Sat 2/28, Barry Fagan Band. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 3/3, 8:30 PM, Red Stick Ramblers. 708-788-2118.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/28, Alan Rhody. Fri 3/5, Matthew Fox. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Andi & I, Amy Curl. 773-465-8005.

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). www.

hottibiscotti.com.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. 773-235-9795.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 3/1, 9:30 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 2/28, 9 PM, Thursday's Child. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, Dooleys. Sat 3/6, 2 PM, Katie Sullivan Band; 3 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers; 6 PM, Erin Lowery & Theresa Shine; 10 PM, Another Pint. 708-366-8073.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 3/3, John Devlin & Mary Dietel. 815-477-0340.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tue 3/2, 8:30 PM, bluegrass jam. 773-274-3239.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 2/27, Christopher Waltz. Fri 3/5, Teflons. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Andy Friedman, Howie Kantoff, Kate Newcomer. 773-929-3680.

VILLAGE SQUARE 37 S. Main, Sandwich: Fri 2/27, 7 PM, open stage. 815-878-2693.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. First Tuesday of every month, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 2/27, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 2/28, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Gene Barge. Sun 2/29, 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 3/3, Mr. G & the Mystery Band. Fri 3/5, Pistol Pete. Sat 3/6, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/2, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tuesdays, Nellie Travis. Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. 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 2/27, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted with Carl Weathersby. Sat 2/28, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 2/29, Rob Stone & the C-Notes with Dan Rabinowitz. Mon 3/1, Slam Allen with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/2, Mike Wheeler. Wed 3/3, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 3/4, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 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.

BOULEVARD BLUES CLUB 3733 Grand Blvd., Brookfield: Wed 3/3, 8:30 PM, Brother John. 708-485-9900.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 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. Mon 3/1, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 3/2, Carlos Johnson. Wed 3/3, Billy Branch. Thu 3/4, John Primer. Fri 3/5, 5:30 PM, Joel Paterson; 9 PM, Holmes Brothers, Matthew Skoller. Sat 3/6, 6 PM, Scott Nev; 9 PM, Carey Bell, Cash Box Kings. 312-427-0333.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: 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 2/27, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers. Sat 2/28, Wayne Baker Brooks. Sun 2/29, 9 PM, Coco Montoya. Fri 3/5, Tab Benoit. Sat 3/6, Holmes Brothers. 630-513-0074.

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

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. 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 3/6, Howard Scott & the World Band. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Mississippi Heat. 847-705-0555.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 2/28, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Tue 3/2, Big Daddy & the Real Gone Guys. Thu 3/4, Sam Cockrell hosts an open mike. Sat 3/6, Jimmy Johnson. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Chicago Playboys. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. 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. First Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

JOHN'S 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Sat 3/6, 9 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 630-752-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Erwin Helfer. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Larry McCray. 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 3/4, Phil Guy. Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. 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. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Barrelhouse Bonni & Larry Taylor with Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters (benefit for Dennis Kucinich). Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Tuesdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 3/6, 9:30 PM, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 630-446-4001.

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/6, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-688-8866.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/28, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 3/6, Rhythm City. 773-252-1155.

OLD TINLEY PUB 17020 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park: Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Taylor Brothers. 708-532-4409.

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/6, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 773-267-5197.

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 2/27, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 847-266-1313.

REALTO LOUNGE/VISIONZ 8038 S. Ashland: First Sunday of every month, 5 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions (no cover). 773-651-3197.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Carlos Johnson. Tuesdays, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/27, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Lurrie Bell, Paul K. Sat 2/28, Carlos Johnson. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 3/5, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 3/6, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 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. Thu 3/4, Rockin' Johnny. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 2/28, Pistol Pete. Fri 3/5, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 3/6, Brian Lupo. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 9 PM; no cover. 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. Sat 2/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 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.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Sat 3/6, Twitch, Boatbuilders, Sidewinders. 312-360-9488.

Jazz

Concerts

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.

DAVID BOYKIN & JEROME BRYERTON Sat 2/28, 8:30 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. 773-862-2447.

CHICAGO ALL-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Mon 3/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RYAN COHAN Free concert. Tue 3/2, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 3/1, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Tue 3/2, 8 PM, recital hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 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.

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

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.

MARCIN JANUSZKIEWICZ QUARTET Free concert. Sun 3/7, 4 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-2069.

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 WITH ALAN LICHT, NICOLE MITCHELL & MIKE REED, END OF LAST YEAR QUARTET perform as part of the 2nd annual Elastic Festival of Improvised Music (see Spot Check). Sat 2/28, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

METTA QUINTET performs a concert for young people. Wed 3/3, 10 AM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 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.

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

SAVOIR FAIRE Free concert. Fri 3/5, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

DOC SEVERINSEN & HIS BIG BAND Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

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

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET Free concert under the direction of Mwata Bowden, with Fred Anderson and discopoet Khari B. Thu 3/4, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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 (see Spot Check). Fri 2/27, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

ELDEE YOUNG/MARSHALL VENTE TRIO Sun 3/7, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

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 2/27, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Eric Schneider Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. 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. 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.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Jasper Stone. Sun 2/29 and Mon 3/1, Mauree. Tue 3/2 through Sat 3/6, Bobby Lewis. Sun 3/7, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Rhythm Rockets. 847-381-8585.

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

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 3/5, 7:30 PM, and Sat 3/6, 8:30 PM, Brother John. 630-574-2155.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Tue 3/2, 7:30 PM, Al Keeler. Fri 3/5, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Sat 3/6, 8:30 PM, Who Needs Dave. 847-256-8870.

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 3/6, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. 773-384-2547.

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

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 2/28, Barry Winograd Duo. Fri 3/5, Marshall Vente Duo. Sat 3/6, Neal Alger Duo. 630-584-2100.

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 2/27, Dede Sampaio Trio. Sat 2/28, Ed Coward Trio. Mon 3/1, 9:30 PM, Dave Simone Orchestra. Wed 3/3 and Thu 3/4, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 3/5, Dave Simone Trio. Sun 3/7, 6 PM, Dan Myers. 847-969-9900.

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

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

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 3/2, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Tue 3/2, 7:30 PM, Q Blue performs at Chicago Community Cinema's 4th-anniversary film screening. 312-266-1944.

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. Thu 3/4, 6 PM, Brother John (benefit for Youth in Crisis Inc.). Sun 3/7, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30). 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 3/1, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

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

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: No cover. Sundays, 5-9 PM, and Tuesdays, 5-8 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 2/27, 9 PM, Jeff Newell New-Trad Octet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/28, 12:30 PM, Bloom School of Jazz (no cover); 8 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls (see Critic's Choice). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/29, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 3/3, 9 PM, Jim Gailloreto Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 3/5, 9 PM, and Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio with Ronnie Cuber. 773-878-5552.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: 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 10 PM; no cover. Sun 2/29, Hats, Greg Ward Quartet. Sun 3/7, Desiring-Machines, Butcher Shop 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 2/27 through Sun 2/29, Lynne Arriale Trio. Thu 3/4 through Sun 3/7, McCoy Tyner 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: Fri 2/27, 10 PM, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp. Sat 2/28, 10 PM, Jeru with Art Davis, Joe Pallicastro, Julie Woor. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 3/1, 9:30 PM, Jodie Christian, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Dennis Carroll. First Tuesday of every month, 9 PM, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Erwin Helfer. 773-348-7592.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: First Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 312-266-1414.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 3/2, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra (no cover). 630-571-3600.

METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY 1039 W. Granville: Tue 3/2, 7 PM, Chicago Jazz Conspiracy (no cover). Thu 3/4, 7:30 PM, Charles Rumback Trio (no cover). 773-764-0400.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 2/27, 9 PM, Paul Abella Quintet. Sat 2/28, 9:30 PM, Paul Jacki Trio. Tue 3/2, 9 PM, Three Blind Mice. Wed 3/3, 7 PM, Paul Abella Quintet (no cover). Fri 3/5, 9 PM, David Jennings Acoustic Ensemble. 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 2/29, Rob Denty Trio. 773-764-8900.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 3/3, Dave Miller Trio. 630-688-8866.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 2/27, 5-8 PM, Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago. 847-869-0450.

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

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 2/27 and Sat 2/28, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/27 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. Sun 3/7, Don Tisch 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 2/27, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Jeannie Tanner Quartet. Sat 2/28, Alison Ruble/JoAnn Daugherty Quintet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wed 3/3, Dan Cray Trio. Thu 3/4, Frank Russell Trio. Fri 3/5, 6 PM, Ryan Cohan; 9 PM, Matt Geraghty Quartet. Sat 3/6, Tito Carrillo Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 3/4, 9 PM, Ken Chaney Xperience with Duke Payne, Kafele Bendele, and discopoet Khari B. 312-492-6100.

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. Sun 3/7, Brother John Duo. 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.

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. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quintet. 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 3/3, Ben Gray, Joel Wanek, Dan Godsen. 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 2/27, Fred Anderson, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake. Sat 2/28, Andrew Lamb Trio. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. 312-791-9050.

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

International

Concerts

AGUAS DE MARCO: A TRIBUTE TO ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM with Paulinho Garcia, Heitor Garcia, Grazyna Auguscik, Steve Eisen, Gingi Lahera, Julie Koidin, Rita Duarte. Sun 3/7, 5:30 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-465-3717.

NAJIB BAHRI & EL AMAL perform, preceded by a drum and 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.

DANIEL BINELLI & POLLY FERMAN Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 3/3, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NICOLAE FERARU & HIS ROMANY ENSEMBLE, KURT BJORLING & FRIENDS, JOHN PARRISH, DUCHOWIE Fri 2/27, 7 PM, Szalas, 5214 S. Archer. 773-617-9919.

NUESTRO TAMBO, GRUPO YUBA Benefit for poet Pedro Pietri. Sun 2/29, 3-6 PM, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 1632 N. Milwaukee. 773-734-9606 or 773-235-3988.

RABBINICAL SCHOOL DROPOUTS Sat 3/6, 8:30 PM, Lakeside Congregation, 1221 County Line, Highland Park. 773-550-1543.

International

Clubs

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 2/28, 10:30 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Tue 3/2, 6:30 PM, Daniel Binelli & Polly Ferman. Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, Grupo Oko Kan. Sat 3/6, 10:30 PM, Karsh Kale & Realize. Sun 3/7, 8 PM, Rabbinical School Dropouts. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Rembetika. 773-348-7592.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 3/4, Orquesta Ranura. 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

SARAH BARTON ALEXANDER cello, in a free concert. Thu 3/4, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

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.

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

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.

BEL CANTO CHORUS (Bruckner, Stravinsky, Rutter). Sun 3/7, 4 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan, Techny. 414-481-8801.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider, conductor (Taverner, Byrd, Purcell, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Howells, Britten, Tavener). Fri 2/27, 8 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 2/29, 7:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 3/3, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CALLISTO ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Bernstein, Mendelssohn). Sun 3/7, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-566-9318.

CHAMBER SOLOISTS OF CHICAGO (Hindemith, Schubert). Sun 3/7, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

KEVIN CHANG & SIWOO KIM piano & violin, in a free concert. Sun 3/7, 3 PM, Petty Auditorium, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

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. Tue 3/2, 7 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 773-889-4206.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover, conductor (Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea). Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. 312-704-8420, ext. 10.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor (Mozart, Cordero, Sibelius). Thu 3/4, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. 312-334-7777.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor & piano (Beethoven, Schoenberg). Thu 3/4, 8 PM, Fri 3/5, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Charles Dutoit, conductor (Faure, Martin, Prokofiev). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO with violinist Joseph Glymph in a chamber concert (Bach, Mozart, Hindemith, Haydn, Mozart). Free admission. Sun 2/29, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free admission. Wed 3/3, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR with community chorus & orchestra in a free performance of Faure's Requiem. Sun 3/7, 3 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 110 W. Webster. 773-325-7260.

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 WIND ENSEMBLE Donald DeRoche, conductor, with clarinetists Larry Combs & Julie DeRoche in a free concert (Raff, Stravinsky, Krommer, Keuris). Sun 3/7, 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.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with alto Dorothy Byrne, tenor Kenneth Gayle, bass Robert Swan, the Elgin Choral Union & the Northern Illinois University Chorus in a performance of Verdi's Requiem. Fri 3/5, 8:30 PM, Sat 3/6, 8 PM, and Sun 3/7, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop conducts a free youth concert (Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Hall, Poulenc). Sun 3/7, 3 PM (with preconcert presentation at 1:30 PM), auditorium, York High School, 355 W. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

FALSTAFF Frederick Ockwell conducts a Northwestern University production of Verdi's opera. Fri 2/27 and Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/29, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-7282.

FLORESTAN TRIO (Haydn, Smetana, Schubert). Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/27, 12:10 PM, organist Brian Wentzel. Fri 3/5, 12:10 PM, clarinetist Jennifer Woodrum, cellist Herine Coetzee & pianist Matthew Ganong. 312-787-4570.

FULCRUM POINT in a new-music program (Ives, Lena, Mackey, Bermel). Tue 3/2, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. 312-334-7777.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with pianist Kevin Kordi in a free all-Beethoven concert. Sun 3/7, 3 PM, Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake, Glenview. 847-920-9569.

STEWART GOODYEAR piano (Mozart, Ravel, Barber, Rachmaninoff). Sun 3/7, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

THOMAS GOUWENS organ, in a free concert (Lidon, Duron, Bach, Liszt, Fleury, Alain, Sowerby, Vierne). Fri 3/5, 7:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-981-3595.

ROBERT GUTHRIE guitar. Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636 or 773-442-5921.

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.

STANISLAV IOUDENITCH piano (Mozart, Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Schubert, Stravinsky). Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

KATINKA KLEIJN & WILLIAM MCDANIEL cello & piano (Brahms, Falla, Huydts). Sun 3/7, 4 PM, private residence, Highland Park. Call for location. 773-442-4978.

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.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 2/27, Wed 3/3, and Sat 3/6, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with baritone Neal Davies & soprano Elizabeth Futral (Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance). Sat 2/28, 7:30 PM, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor, with soprano Natalie Dessay, tenor Marcelo Alvarez & baritone Ashley Holland (Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor). Mon 3/1 and Fri 3/5, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Sylvie Valayre & tenor Roberto Aronica (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). 312-332-2244.

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

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORALE in a program of opera excerpts. Mon 3/1, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

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 CLASSIC SINGERS Lee R. Kesselman, conductor, with bassist David Murray (Bach, Avshalomov). Sat 3/6, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW MUSIC DEPAUL in a free program of contemporary composers (Ginther, Falesch, Malone, Fritts, Rhys). Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

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.

NEWBERRY CONSORT in a program of Baroque composers. Thu 3/4, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Fri 3/5, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 3/7, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

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.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Paul Vermel, conductor, with violinist Lei Hou (Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 3/7, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY MUSIC FACULTY & STUDENTS in a free concert of women composers (F. Mendelssohn, C. Schumann, A. Mahler, Beach, Peterson, Larsen, Hoover, Ptaszynska, Ran). Tue 3/2, 1:40 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE Robert A. Harris, conductor (Bach, Purcell, Taverner, Copland). Sun 3/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 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.

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.

ORIANA SINGERS (Weelkes, Lauridsen, Messiaen, Ravenscroft, Kverno, Dowland, Britten, Flecha, Lassus). Sat 3/6, 8 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6622.

ORION ENSEMBLE with violinist Guillaume Combet (Lutoslawski, Muczynski, Dvorak, Shostakovich). Sun 2/29, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Wed 3/3, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. Sun 3/7, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

PASSACAGLIA baroque ensemble in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Couperin, Bach, Gordon, Fischer). Free admission. Wed 3/3, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PASSACAGLIA baroque ensemble in a free concert (Couperin, Fischer, Bach, Telemann, Gordon). Wed 3/3, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

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. Fri 2/27, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph, conductor, with clarinetist Andrew Volk in a free concert (Creston, Berlioz, Brahms, Weber). Sun 3/7, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

PEDER REIFF & RICK HAGEDORN tenor & piano, in a free concert. Wed 3/3, noon, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

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.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Myron McReynolds conducts music of African-American composers (Still, Prince, Foster). Benefit for Saint Xavier Music Student Scholarships. Sun 2/29, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421 or 773-298-3448.

GRAHAM SCOTT piano, in a free concert (Mozart, Schumann). Thu 3/4, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

SHERWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Kostov & Eric Garcia, conductors (Bach, Rossini, Mendelssohn). Sun 3/7, 7 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

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.

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.

TRIO SETTECENTO with soprano Amy Conn. Fri 3/5, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Copland, Barber, Bernstein). Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

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.

VOX CAELESTIS Paul Carey, conductor. Fri 3/5, 7:30 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 630-375-7709.

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.

MICHAEL ZAKEM & YOKO YAMADA-SELVAGGIO saxophone & piano, in a free recital (Albright, Debussy, Heiden, Robert-Diessel). Sun 3/7, 5 PM, recital hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

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.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY A CAPPELLA Free concert. Thu 3/4, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

ENLOE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Free concert. Fri 3/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOEL FRANKEL Children's concert. Sat 2/28, noon, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln. 773-404-9494.

LAKESIDE SINGERS, RED ROSE CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sat 3/6, 7:30 PM, Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. 847-548-8432.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 2/27, Living Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

Y'ALL COME CHOIR Free concert under the direction of Sue Young. Sun 3/7, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

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