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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.

AMPOL-AIRES, ROGER MAJESKI & HIS HARMONY KINGS perform at the "St. Patrick's Polka Blowout." Sun 3/14, 1:30 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 800-659-6811.

ABI CRUZ Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Major Hall, 5660 W. Grand. 773-237-8089.

MOIRA CUE performs "Fashion Passion Songs" in conjunction with the exhibit "Social Seduction." Wed 3/10, noon, Betty Rymer Gallery, 280 S. Columbus. 312-443-3703.

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

DJ TOBIAS, LAVENDER CABARET perform at an exhibition opening for work by Anna Shteynshleyger. Fri 3/5, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

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.

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. Mon 3/8, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

EVE Free concert by Columbia College students. Wed 3/10, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

FAUN FABLES See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 3/6, 1 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

SAGE FRANCIS, JOE BEATS, GRAND BUFFET, MAC LETHAL, GIMME FUND All-ages. Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-463-5808.

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

GAELIC STORM Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 5:15 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

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

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

ANNE HARRIS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

RUBY HARRIS & PHIL CIRCLE Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

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.

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

JOEL JANIS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JOSH KELLY Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

KID ROCK, GOV'T MULE Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

LUCKY PIERRE performs as part of the PAC/edge Performance Festival. Sat 3/13, 4:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

LYING IN STATES Free in-store performance. Fri 3/5, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MANCINI AT THE MOVIES with Monica Mancini & the Henry Mancini Institute Alumni Orchestra. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MAVERICKS, BR549 Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MOONLIGHTERS, MATTHEW R. JONES perform at the "Moonlight Masquerade Ball" benefit for children's programming. Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-723-2484.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

NATIVE PSALMS OF CHICAGO: LOCAL ARTISTS UNBOTTLED Free in-store performance with Morris Mills. Fri 3/5, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

ONE MORE TYME, EDDIE BLAZONCZYK'S VERSATONES perform at the "St. Patrick's Polka Blowout." Sat 3/13, 7 PM, House of the White Eagle, 6839 N. Milwaukee, Niles. 800-659-6811.

PALA Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

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.

LIZ PHAIR Free acoustic set. Sat 3/13, 2 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

LIZ PHAIR, RACHAEL YAMAGATA, PATRICK PARK Sold out. Fri 3/12, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

SAW DOCTORS, SHAMBLES Sat 3/13, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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 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. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

KATHY SHERMAN Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park. 708-482-5054 or 708-579-8922.

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

VIENNA TENG Free in-store performance. Wed 3/10, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

TINY HAIRS, MOLAR, GENE COLEMAN & JONATHAN CHEN perform as part of the PAC/edge Performance Festival. Sun 3/14, 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

TUSK, SWEET COBRA, RAISE THE RED LANTERN, BRICKLAYER perform at a video premiere for Concussion Skate Mag. Sat 3/6, 6 PM, Union House, 3259 S. Union. 773-550-1316.

TUSK, PLAGUE BRINGER, CONDUCTOR, HELEN KELLER, FUNERAL ETIQUETTE Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Command Center, 1357 W. Augusta. 630-222-3630.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE, SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN 18 & over. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

WRENS, CONSTANTINES, BOTTOM OF THE HUDSON All-ages. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600.

YOUNG DUBLINERS, MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, SHANNON ROVERS PIPE BAND perform at the Young Irish Fellowship Club's "Forever Green" party; benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Bucks for Burn Camp. Fri 3/12, 6-10 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE 3/4 show sold out. 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 3/5, 9 PM, Luomo (see Critic's Choice), Billy Dalessandro, Popkan (18 & over). Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Ladies and Gentlemen, Heavenly States, Twilight Babies, Bicycle Tricycle, Cloud Cult. Tue 3/9, 8 PM, Azure Ray, Elected, Neva Dinova, Consafos (18 & over). Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7, DJ Scooter B. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Sweet Mama Gumbo, Second Hand Poets. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Ike Reilly Assassination, Sinclair & the Rovers. Sat 3/13, 11:30 PM, Grant Lee Phillips. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, 10 PM-4 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 3/5, Kimi Hayes. Fri 3/12, John Boda. Sat 3/13, Ron Hayden. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Fri 3/5, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. 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 3/10, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. 847-381-8585.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 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. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Stereo 360, Eric & the Implants, Welcome to Ashley. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Chris Shaffer, Gene Stovall & the Leftist, Moon Rivir. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Grackles, Pet Lover, Bleeding Charity, Kristin Cotts. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Vagabonds, Highway Band, Stone City Stragglers, Mark Lonsway & Dayna Malow. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Lavender Cabaret with Weapons of Mass Seduction, at the Mish Mash variety show hosted by Miss Tallulah Bankhead. 773-281-4444.

BIG BAR Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker: Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson plays piano. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Lindsay Spruill, Tiffany Baumann. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, Tony Ocean. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Moods. 312-565-1234, ext. 4999.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, Son of John Doe, Wookie Hangover. Sat 3/6, 9:30 PM, Gravetones, Glori 5, Penthouse Sweets, Loafers, Burbanks, Nomenclature. Sun 3/7, 7 PM, Iomos Marad, Pacifics. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Plus, Elvin, Lucida. Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Took to the Sea, Jet Set International, Lesser Events, Geisert 8 Band. Sat 3/13, 8:30 PM, Nebulous 9, Spizm, DJ Xion, DJ Jonas, Serch & Stretch. 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 3/5, 6 PM, Best Days Behind, Holden's Catch, Why Intercept?, Long Distance Runner (all-ages); 10 PM, Pelican, Timeout Drawer (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 (see Spot Check), Behold! the Living Corpse, Unearthly Trance, Torso. Mon 3/8, 8 PM, Hockey Night, Millimeters Mercury, Spectaculo. Tue 3/9, 8 PM, Singles, Fertile Minds, Abominable Snowmen. Thu 3/11, 8 PM, Vodka Moxie, Drastics. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Analog Radio, Cisco Pike, Calliope, Hanalei. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Cheer-Accident, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Faun Fables (see Critic's Choice), Dresden Dolls (18 & over). Sun 3/14, 5 PM, Rock & Roll Daredevils

(all-ages); 9 PM, Demolition Doll Rods, Superhopper. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/5, Ray's Music Exchange, Continuum. Sat 3/6, Anne Harris. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Charmain & Joey Busch host karaoke. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Thu 3/11, Echo Base. Fri 3/12, Voice of Addiction. 773-384-8600.

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

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/6, Angry Chair (Alice in Chains tribute), Powerking. Sat 3/13, Heathens. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 3/5, Mighty Joe. Sun 3/7 and Sun 3/14, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 3/12, Tim Nolan. 847-550-1127.

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

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 3/7, Conscripted. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 3/12, 8:30 PM, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Sun 3/14, 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 3/12, Neverly Brothers. Sat 3/13, Penthouse Playboys. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Jones Fernandez, Last Caress (Misfits tribute). Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Doze Mary Pool, Deconstructing Jim, Emily Shrine. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Next to You, Cancer Merchants, Stunned. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Returnables, Doombuggy, Goldstars. 312-922-6392.

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

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

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: 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. Tue 3/9, 9 PM, Bobby Dunne. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Hare. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Tom Carey Band. Sat 3/13, noon, Todd Donnelly; 10 PM, Mr. Myers. Sun 3/14, noon, Matthew McBride; 8:30 PM, Steve Roth. 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.

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 3/5, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 3/6, Amy Loftus, Brother Lowdown, Pete Shukoff, June's Arrival. Fri 3/12, 10:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 3/13, Muck Brothers, Dogs of Brian. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Chris Shaffer, Big Deal. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, 20 Over. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 3/12, 10:30 PM, Members Only. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks. 847-541-4700.

CULLEN'S 3741 N. Southport: Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Diver. 773-975-0600.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sun 3/7, Michael Rodio. Wed 3/10, New Breed. Thursdays, Matthew McBride. Fri 3/12, Ripleys, Only Sons, Donnybrook. Sat 3/13, Matthew McBride Band, Voices, Prodigals, Fonnmohr, Rowdy Irishmen, Voices. 847-706-1700.

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 3/5 and Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Heather Moran (Rosemary Clooney tribute); 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 3/6 and Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Pamela Peterson & Jan Slavin; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Sun 3/7 and Sun 3/14, 5 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals; 7 PM, Hilary Ann Feldman. Wed 3/10, 8 PM, Megon McDonough. Thu 3/11, 8 PM, Lili-Anne Brown. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 3/7, DJ Lexi. Mon 3/8, DJs Joe & Dean spin punk. Tue 3/9, Mike Cook. Wed 3/10, DJ Sam-a-Rama spins country & western. Thu 3/11, John Almonte. Sun 3/14, DJ Lexi. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Rock Star Club, Sour Deluxe, Woolworthy, Bon Mots. Sat 3/6, 9:30 PM, Acumen Nation, Egostatic, Left Setter, Gaskit. Tue 3/9, 9 PM, the Industry, Memories, Everyothers, Harold Washing Machine. Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Sono, Digable Cat, Seespeoples, Camera. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Disposable Pets, Big Creak (see Spot Check), Model One, Callisto. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Von Bondies, the Like Young, Avatars. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Paul Kelly, Peter Searcy. 773-489-3160.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/5, Hat Guys. Sat 3/6, Insomnia. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 3/11, David Sarkis. Fri 3/12, Peg 7. Sat 3/13, Libido Funk Circus. Sun 3/14, 4:30 PM, 3 Pints Gone. 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 3/5, 10 PM, Segway, Frawd, Star 69. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, King Solomon's Grave, Dan Darrah Band, Backyard Tire Fire. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Poi Dog Pondering. Fri 3/12, 8:30 PM, Bottle of Justus, Panoramic Blue. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Lounge Puppets, Mysteries & Mayhem. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Dyrtybyrd, Ghost Story, Opal Candy. Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Drunken Monkey, the Charm, Something Ordinary, Matt Benoist. Sun 3/7, 8 PM, Gayle Ritt; 10:30 PM, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Mon 3/8, 10 PM, Marizen. Tue 3/9, 9 PM, Dead Radio, Somber, Othersense. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Bumpus, La Cassette (benefit for Dennis Kucinich). Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Ferdinand Fox, Buddy Nuisance, Cyclesomething, Easy Tiger. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Loaded, Drawing a Blank, AKA, Jenna Mate. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Sumo, Dave Miller Group, Tar Beach. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Brill Babies. Sat 3/6, Minus One. Fri 3/12, Brother Willis. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 3/5, 10 PM, British Sea Power (see Critic's Choice), Kaito. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Don Caballero, Dianogah, Taking Pictures. Sun 3/7, 9:30 PM, Dials, Annie Quick (see Spot Check), Sybris. Mon 3/8, 9:30 PM, No Doctors, Japanther, Killer Dreamer (no cover). Thu 3/11, 9:30 PM, Dirtbombs (see Critic's Choice), Baseball Furies. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Thunderwing, Suffrajett, Von Sass. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, "Demons," Cougars, Resinators. Sun 3/14, 9:30 PM, Scout Niblett, Jason Anderson, Son Ambulance. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/6, Going South. 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 3/13, Mr. Blotto. 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 3/5, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Sat 3/6, Indika. Sun 3/7 and Sun 3/14, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Shockwave & Matrix. Thu 3/11, Baby J Issicial. Fri 3/12, Hydro. Sat 3/13, Flex Crew. 773-348-3998.

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

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 3/5, 8 PM, Backstage Pass. Sat 3/6, 9 PM, X-Side. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Magpie. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Kato the Houseboy. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. 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). 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, Night People, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 630-416-3310.

50 NORTH 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/6, Brother Willis. Sat 3/13, Weathered (Creed tribute). 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 3/5, 6 PM, Tha 446, the Ghost, Mount St. Helens, Pines, Faultlines. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, New Black (see Spot Check), Coachwhips, Call Me Lightning, Russian. Sun 3/7, 7 PM, Few & Far Between, Mock Orange, Army of Me, Raise the Red Lantern. Tue 3/9, 6 PM, Seyarse, Inshi, Illuminati, Fallout Project; 10 PM, Locked Sound, Stylex, Shuttlecock. Wed 3/10, 7 PM, It's. Thu 3/11, 8 PM, Vexers (see Critic's Choice), Pearlene, Bloody Hollies, Retisonic, Bamboo Kids. Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Troubled Hubble, Absinthe Blind, J+J+J, the Show Is the Rainbow, Glorybee. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Xiu Xiu, X27, Pegasvs, Grimble Grumble. Sun 3/14, 5 PM, Cave In, Sweet Cobra, the End, 27, American Heritage. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, Leon Russell, Kevin Gordon. Sat 3/6, 9:30 PM, Instant Karma (John Lennon tribute). Sun 3/7, 2 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight Junior" with Julia Rose Belsky, Jessica Harling, Rachel Meyer, Samantha Sawall, Carrie Schwebl, Emily Scott. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Wed 3/10, 8 PM, Nick Kitsos, Lucinda Johnston, Erin Kay, Carole Baskin perform at "Chicago Singer Spotlight." 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 3/5, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 3/6, David Golan. Wed 3/10, Jim & James host an open mike (no cover). Fri 3/12, Yesmen. Sat 3/13, Flashpoint. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/5, Remedy. Fri 3/12, Hello Dave. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. 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. Wed 3/10, Them Damn Kids. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Sat 3/13, Specs, Aras, Chocolate Covered Karma. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, and Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Sun 3/7, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Emilie Autumn. Mon 3/8, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin. Tue 3/9, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 3/10 and Thu 3/11, 8 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 3/14, 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 3/5 and Fri 3/12, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 3/6 and Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 3/7, 8 PM, John Paluch hosts an open mike. Mon 3/8, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Denise Tomasello with Beckie Menzie. Tue 3/9 through Thu 3/11, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie 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.

GILHOOLEY'S 3901 W. 103rd: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Voices Lite. 773-233-2200.

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. Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Chicago Rose. 312-642-7440.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/5, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Family Style. 773-395-0066.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Cody Diekoff with the Herbert Wiser Band. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Jack Straw. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Nancy Antevski & friends. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Handshake, Say Hi to Your Mom, Palaxy Tracks. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Night Callers, Sol Reys. Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Tara Jane O'Neil, Bosco & Jorge. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Wilkie Surprise, Voltage, Swimmer Missing, Passenger. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 3/10, Nora O'Connor performs at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Rufus Brown, Brett Vandonsel, Healer. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Dynamic Vibrations, T-Scar. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: 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. Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo; 10:30 PM, Dollar Store. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 3/12, 6 PM, Laurie Stirratt & friends. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Darren Spitzer, Satellite 66, Palaxy Tracks; 11 PM, DJ Matt Fields. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, DJ Carla, Just Kevin, RPS, Walter Meego. Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Somewhere In Between, Three Days Old, Cutter. Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Martin Gollogly hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 3/12, 10 PM, 16 Candles. Sat 3/13, 9:30 PM, Miles, 5th of Paradise. 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: Sat 3/6, 10:30 PM, Karsh Kale (see Spot Check). Sun 3/7, 8 PM, Rabbinical School Dropouts. Tue 3/9, 9:30 PM, Mic One, Verbal Kent, Urbanized Music, DJ Spontaneous, DJ Striz (with a break-dance showcase by TNA Crew). Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Shooglenifty, Goran Ivanovic Group; midnight, Seven League Boots. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Liam. Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Flexe, R_Garcia, Colour With Sound, Flutter. www.hottibiscotti.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Edwin McCain Band (3/5 with Blue October, 3/6 with Toby Lightman; 18 & over). Sun 3/7, 6:30 PM, Techn9ne with K. Kash, Thirsties, Swing, Diszwone (all-ages). Tue 3/9, 8:30 PM, Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Julian Marley & Uprising Band (18 & over). Fri 3/12, 9 PM, the Church, Sea Ray. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Gaelic Storm, Black 47 (18 & over). Sun 3/14, 6:30 PM, Liz Phair, Wheat, Rachael Yamagata (sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/5, Pearl Street Band. Sat 3/6, Run of the Mill. Fri 3/12, Exit. Sat 3/13, Jen Porter. 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). Fri 3/12, Jostelen Weed. 847-934-3474.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN'S SALOON 17358 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/5, dueling pianos. Sat 3/6, Voices. Thu 3/11, Dan Darrah. Fri 3/12, 215 West. Sat 3/13, Switch. 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.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 3/5, 10 PM, Clarence Clemons & the Temple of Soul, John Eddie. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball, John Eddie. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Jackson Rohm. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Sun 3/14, 9 PM, Bootleg Beatles. 312-337-3486.

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

KAFEIN 1621 Chicago, Evanston: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. 847-491-1621.

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/5, Schreiber & Co. Sat 3/6, Downtime. 847-991-2420.

LAST RESORT 25605 W 173, Antioch: Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Andy Magnuson & the Heathens, LYZ (no cover). 847-838-3540.

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. 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 10 PM. Sat 3/6, Mad Hornet After Hour, Gaslight Drifters. Sun 3/7 and Sun 3/14, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Alex Sands. Mon 3/8, Will Wesley hosts a hip-hop showcase. Wed 3/10, Blue Shield, Exaggeration. Thu 3/11, Playback & friends. Fri 3/12, National Jet Set, Prolixon. 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 3/5, 10 PM, Last Vegas, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Chopper Chicks. 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. Wed 3/10, 10 PM, Red Effect, Ephnix, Hollow. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Alora, Carrion Rouge, Wonderloaf. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, New Constitution, Crookshanks, Green Light, Goldstars. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Last Caress (Misfits tribute), Magnafux. 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 3/5, 10 PM, Dub Is a Weapon, David Gans & friends. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Soul of John Black, Nyco, Chicago Afrobeat Quartet. Wed 3/10, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Orange Order, Epicycle, Tom Slater. Sun 3/14, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Irradio, Tom Sharpe (benefit for Dennis Kucinich). 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Forty Piece Choir (see Spot Check), 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 (see Spot Check), Recover, Rocky Votolato (all-ages). Tue 3/9, 8:30 PM, Lying in States, Tight Phantomz, Temper Temper, Casey Meehan & the Delta Still (18 & over). Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Walkmen (see Critic's Choice), French Kicks, M's (18 & over). Sat 3/13, 6:30 PM, Tossers, Spider Stacy's Pogue Mahone, Siderunners (all-ages). Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Poi Dog Pondering, Pegboy, Scott Lucas, Giant Step, DJ Colette (benefit for David-James and Sonya Figueroa; all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sun 3/7, 5:30 PM, Natchez Avenue; 8 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Sun 3/14, 5 PM, Hip Fetish; 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. 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. Sat 3/6, Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute). Wed 3/10, Tim Nolan hosts an open mike. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/5, Gavin Coyle Duo (with free Irish dance lessons). Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Wed 3/10, Two of Us. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 3/12, Frank & Dave. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/5, Kentucky Shades, Dials, Bang! Bang! Sat 3/6, Low of the Low, Taxi, Acshen. Sun 3/7, open jam with On Da Groove. Wed 3/10, Stereo Sound, Hirudin. Thu 3/11, Legs for Days. 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: Sat 3/6, 5:30 PM, Love Kill, Letters Organize, Pink Spiders (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Chlorine, Loomis, Gelflings. Sun 3/7, 7 PM, Pill Face Jones, Ovadya, Naked Blue. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 3/11, 8:30 PM, John Adams 4, Stereo 360, Foster Walker Complex (18 & over). Fri 3/12, 11 PM, Kissers (no cover). Sat 3/13, 11 PM, Michael McDermott (no cover). Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Twice Pipes, Holden's Catch, In Soot I Sleep (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/6, 10 PM, O.S.M., Soul Joke, Powervibe. Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Mantis, Mokkadi, Hybreed. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Future Leaders of the World, Broken Finger, Renzo. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 3/11, 8 PM, Dylan Rice performs with Christopher Piatt at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1211 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Music and DJs after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Radikal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Rick Hype spins old school. 630-434-1290.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Product, Ari Ben Moses Band, 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. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Tue 3/9, 10 PM, Earthride, Salt of the Earth. Tuesdays, midnight, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep hosts a "heavy band" showcase (no cover). Thu 3/11, 10:30 PM, Dirth Switch, Primo, Dusk, Lavellas, Lucid Echo, Dirty Wordsmen, Brother Noompsi, Mad Hornet After Hour. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Coretechs Three, El Guapo, Ado, That Saturday, Voodoo Kings, Monkey Cocktail, Pump Five, Catfish Jenkins, Junket. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Et Cetera, Van Go, Black Luster, My Last Letter, Transit, Musket Arm, Collapse, Vacant Lot, Episode Seven. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, A Thousand Voices, Licks, Slavedrum, Haegar's Bend, James Ulrich, Downfall, Minds Hideaway, Scarecrow Garden. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Chimaira, God Forbid, Full-Blown Chaos, Terminal Fix (all-ages); 9 PM, Gary Allan, Dayna Malow. Sun 3/14, 6 PM, Dope, Twisted Method, A.D.D., Infrared, Marazene (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome performs a tribute to the Rat Pack. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irene Flores. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/5, Asa, Trepidation, Bog. Sun 3/7, 7 PM, Escape From Earth, Blackout, Burning Autumn, Facing Forward. Thursdays, Cast Iron Skillet. Fri 3/12, Swizzle Tree. Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, 15 Minutes Late, Triptii, Emily Shrine (18 & over). 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/5, Starter Kit. Sundays, G Town. Thu 3/11, Silent Treatment, Self-Evident, Lee Enfield. Fri 3/12, Deconstructing Jim. 815-758-2715.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/5, Red Wigglers, Mary. Sat 3/6, Cocktail Preachers, Heavies. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Thu 3/11, Hoyne. Fri 3/12, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 3/13, Wellstones. Sun 3/14, Craig Moorefield. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 3/13, Gidgets Ga Ga, Vax Wallow (no cover). 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 3/5, Tumbleweed. Sat 3/6, Pranksters. Sat 3/13, Sidewinders. 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). Fri 3/12, Blenders. Sat 3/13, Dean Grant Duo. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/5, Wind Gypsies. Sat 3/6, Desi Brothers. Thu 3/11, Seventh Heaven. Fri 3/12, Gypsy. Sat 3/13, Blenders. 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: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Mojo Bishops. 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, 7 and 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.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/5, 7:30 PM, Faun Fables (see Critic's Choice), Spires That in the Sunset Rise; 10:30 PM, Richard Buckner, Carter Little. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, LP, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Say Hi to Your Mom. Sun 3/7, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Whiskey Tit. Mon 3/8, 8 PM, Blue October, 9 Miles Band. Tue 3/9, 8 PM, Vienna Teng, Kyler England (18 & over). Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Washington Social Club, Paper Airplane Pilots, Clyde Federal, Ambulance Ltd. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, the Hold Steady (see Spot Check), Rockfour, Lackloves. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Antigone Rising, Wonderful Smith. Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Chris Mills, Havenots; 10 PM, John Vanderslice, Okkervil River, Trouble With Sweeney. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Lillian Axe, Broken Teeth. Sat 3/6, V90, Hit List. 630-257-6383.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 3/6, Brian Lupo. Fri 3/12, Stevie Starlite. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Thu 3/11, Erlend Oye (DJ and vocal set). 773-549-4140.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 3/11, Mighty Joe. 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. Sat 3/13, Hardline. 630-587-4251.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 3/5, 45s, Detroit City Council, Dead Electric. Sat 3/6, Quiver Lip, Bish, Lunar Breakdown. Sun 3/7, Usuall Suspectz, Iomos Marad, Blaq Dawn Collective with DJ Legacy. Tue 3/9, Mixx DJ Competition. Wed 3/10, Saps, Crush Kill Destroy, 36 Invisibles, Husbands. Thu 3/11, Health and Beauty, Spooning With Nora, Moe Black. Fri 3/12, Second Sound, Chris Long, In Theory. Sat 3/13, Shipping News, Pit Er Pat, Joe Manning, DJ Dante. Sun 3/14, Woggles, Dials, Avatars, Deadhounds. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/6, Fairlanes. Sat 3/13, Yabba Griffith & Traxx. 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 3/5, 8 PM, Andy Friedman, Howie Kantoff, Kate Newcomer. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Dark Green Bottles, Thrift Store Heroes, Alain DeCourtenay. Sun 3/7, 7 PM, Regina Rodriguez, Teresa Storch, Ballistic Edna. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 3/10, 8 PM, Walkman Light, Dick Prall. Thu 3/11, 7 PM, Michelle Anthony & Stick Pony, Stuart Davis. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Dag Juhlin, Mark Balletto, Lance Drake. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Mr. Boots, Jenny Choi, Kris Racer. Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Tristen, Cindy Kalmenson, Annie Higgins. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 3/5, N Visible Man, Squai, Tabakin, Network. Sat 3/6, live karaoke. Thursdays, live karaoke. Fri 3/12, Stilway. Sat 3/13, Gravetones, Suits, Scissors. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. 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 3/5, Down the Line. Fri 3/12, Dave Ramont, Mick Ducker Group, Backyard Tire Fire. Sat 3/13, Hillbilly Winos, Skunk River Bandits. 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. Fri 3/12, Broken Vegas. Sat 3/13, Red Woody. 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 3/12, Voodoo Pugs. Sat 3/13, Layman's Terms. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: All-ages shows at 9 PM. Fri 3/5, Avidus, Dot Org, Fur, Joy Tree. Sat 3/6, September, Sh*t Karate, Weakdaze, Gentlemen Tip Their Hats. Thu 3/11, 7 PM, open mike. Fri 3/12, Sons of Liberty, Happy Endings, Bonus Marchers, Zero Talent, Let's Go Home. Sat 3/13, Close to Home, Douglass Kings, Starlike Collision, Secret Unknown. 630-221-0667.

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. Sat 3/6, Ari Ben Moses Band. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 3/11, Julian Marley. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/5, Waste, Future Leaders of the World, Machete Monks. Sat 3/6, Homunculus, Chase Lounge. Sundays, Starrunner. Wed 3/10, Thrift Store Heroes. Thu 3/11, Dirty Blue. Fri 3/12, Broken Grass, Spare Parts. Sat 3/13, Ode, Rainy Day Crush, Bish, Johnny Rocker & the High Rollers. 773-929-1300.

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JEFF PAZEN & GIL BURNS spin house; free in-store performance. Tue 3/9, 6 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Luomo (see Critic's Choice), Billy Dalessandro, Popkan (18 & over). 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Thursdays, DJ Hector spins salsa, bachata, merengue, and cumbia. 815-356-6000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and

breakbeat. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). 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 Chester. 773-348-4975.

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

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

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sat 3/6, Dank, Ansel, Walter Stallworth. Sun 3/7, DJ Boywonder. Tuesdays, DJs spin downbeat lounge. Wednesdays, L-Tek, Frankie J, Stunna, Brendan Clark spin drum 'n' bass, garage, deep house, downtempo, and breaks. Sat 3/13, Frank Solano, Stacy Kidd. Sun 3/14, DJ Shipwreck. 773-235-9100.

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

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

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

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

BUTTERFIELD 8 713 N. Wells: 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.

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 3/5, Sat 3/6, Fri 3/12, and Sat 3/13, 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 3/7, Pete Crow. Sun 3/14, Teri Bristol. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, and funk. Saturdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop, retro, funk, and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, Dino G & DJ Abell spin hip-hop and house. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 3/8, TRS-80, DJ M50, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Second Monday of every month, Tim Shumaker, Steve Melvage. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. Thursdays, DJ Devo & guests spin house, acid jazz, Brazilian lounge, jungle, dancehall, and Afrobeat. Second Friday of every month, DJ 4BZ & guests spin at "Sunny Side Up," hosted by Mwelwa (3/12 with DOMU). 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.

DOMAINE 1045 N. Rush: Fri 3/5, 9 PM-4 AM, Gipsy Influence, DJ Aladdin, DJ Ali, DJ Skyy. 312-397-1045.

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: Thursdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Phat Mike spins hip-hop, house, and R&B. 630-479-8264.

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). Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. 312-266-1944.

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

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). 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 Peven 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.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. Fri 3/5, 10 PM-4 AM, Chris Cox. Thursdays, 11 PM, and Sat 3/6, 10 PM-5 AM, Jim Lewis. Sun 3/7, 4 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Fri 3/12, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Wayne G. 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.

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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/12, 9 PM, DJ SS, Grooverider, Shy FX, Twisted Individual, Frenzic, Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45, DJ Skelectric, Glyde, Flipside, Poolside, Carbide, MC Skibadee, MC Question Mark, Killa Kella, MC Trip (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Nate Manic, Duke Shin. 773-862-8686.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJ Frankie J. spins hip-hop, merengue, bachata, disco, and pop. 312-427-2572.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X & Ryan Bedlam spin electroclash and industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 773-528-2622.

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

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. Sat 3/13, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. 773-489-0011.

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

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

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

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

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

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente & Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. Tuesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Play, DJ Kwik & others spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

REDLINE 228 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Stop spins downtempo, electro, and breaks. 312-266-2222.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-491-9600.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world rhythms. Saturdays, DJ Allen. 773-384-8454.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Wed 3/10, 10 PM, DJ Michael Eaton. 773-276-7036.

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

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Angelist, Nick K, Josh Werner, Freq1C spin jungle, techno, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). Saturdays, 10 PM, Ciro, Frankie J, Stunna, Moodswing, Seanie Mack spin drum 'n' bass & more (no cover). 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJ Felix & DJ Julius spin house. Tuesdays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue, and samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/5, Dixon, Dayhota, Alena. Sat 3/6, Cosmo, Margaret Noble. First and second Sunday of every month, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 3/11, Erlend Oye (DJ and vocal set), Brad Owen. Fri 3/12, Michael Mayer, Superpitcher, Shift. Sat 3/13, Colette, Kaskade, Heather Doble. 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, Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. 312-226-7600.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. First Saturday of every month, DJ Stoney spins hip-hop. 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). 773-327-7711.

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

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

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

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

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. Saturdays, David Chavez & Caswell James spin Afro-Latin jazz and house. Second Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

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

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

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

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Axis. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello & J-Biz spin old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Mondays, 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). Fri 3/5, Frankie J, Green Eyes, Juan Predator, 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). 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. Saturdays, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies, Micro, Mili Sefic, Nino. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory, DJ Structure, Mach 1. Fri 3/12, Jimmie Page, Marc Buxton, DJ Structure, Mach 1, John Evolution, Tim Baker, Bobby Pharrelle, Dino G, Aaron, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez. Sat 3/13, Sasha, Harry Romero, Hipolito Sanchez. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. Tuesdays, Rick Martinez & Alex Perez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJ Danny Boy with Mike D. & DJ Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Phatman. Mondays, DNS & Monna spin jazz and house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego & DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, George Bates & Savoir Faire spin deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 3/5, Mike Wagner, Shann, Dysqo, Sean Alvarez, Chicago Groove, Sativa, Jayfunk, Frank Solano, Chris Santiago, Seph, John Ferrarina, Eric Burba, Serg Vicious, Da Oracle, House Jivin', Uniko, Dottcom. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 3/12, Boy George (DJ set). 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 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.

BOHOLA Free in-store performance. Sun 3/14, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

BRYAN BOWERS performs (preceded by an Autoharp workshop; call 630-889-9121 for more information). Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

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

COMMON TATERS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Watkins. Sun 3/14, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

THE CROSSING, DANU See Spot Check on Danu; early show sold out. Sat 3/6, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARK DVORAK Free concert. Fri 3/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DYED IN THE WOOL Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Petty Auditorium, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

GLEN AYRE Sun 3/14, 4:30 PM, John Farson House, 217 Home, Oak Park. 708-383-2654.

TIM GREGORY & THE COTTON-

PICKERS BAND Free in-store performance. Sat 3/13, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

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

DAVID MASSENGILL sings and performs on the mountain dulcimer and leads a dulcimer workshop. Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Saint Augustine's Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-432-1701.

LEE MURDOCK & THE BLUE WATER BAND, JEFFREY HEDQUIST Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

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

PATT & POSSUM perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Mon 3/8, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

SIUCRA Fri 3/5, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

CHRIS VALLILLO, DENNIS OSTROW-SKI perform "A Musical Portrait of the History and Lifestyle of the Midwest." Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

RHONDA VINCENT, CHERRYHOLMES FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND See Critic's Choice; early show sold out. Sun 3/7, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RHONDA VINCENT See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Mon 3/8, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

CHERYL WHEELER, KENNY WHITE Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WHISKEY BROTHERS perform under the direction of Dan Marcotte. Mon 3/8, 7 PM, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 Roselle, Schaumburg. 847-923-3186.

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). Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Ike Reilly Assassination, Sinclair & the Rovers. Sat 3/13, 1 PM, Tim O'Shea & Gavin Whelan; 3 PM, Larry Nugent & Maurice Lennon; 5 PM, Sinclair & the Rovers; 7 PM, McCabes; 10 PM, Mulligan Stew (with Irish dancers and bagpipers at 12:30 PM and 9 PM). 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. Sun 3/14, Fred Campeau & Mitch Thomas. 847-424-9800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/13, Leadfoot, Back Porch Ramblers. 773-384-8600.

BUMPER'S BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Fri 3/5, 9 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. Mon 3/8, 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/5, Grassland Quintet. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 3/5, Billy Leatham. 708-687-9323.

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

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

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/6 and Sun 3/14, Donnybrook. Sat 3/13, Fonnmohr, Rowdy Irishmen. 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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Sun 3/14, 10:30 AM, Molly & the Tinker perform at the St. Patrick's Family Day Festival and Irish brunch; 2:30 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers; 4:30 PM, 3 Pints Gone. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 3/12, 6 PM, Zen Celts (no cover). Sun 3/14, noon, Whiskey Brothers; 4 PM, McNulty Irish Dancers. 847-358-9150.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: 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. Fri 3/5, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 3/6, Dyed in the Wool. Fri 3/12, Fast Eddie. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/12, 9:30 PM, Hackensaw Boys, Weary Boys. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/13, Dakota Dave Hull. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/5, Matthew Fox. Fri 3/12, Kennedy's Kitchen. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Fri 3/12, Michael Plishka, Shelley Miller, Sarah B., Pamela Richardson, Wendell McCaskill. 773-489-5471.

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

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Sat 3/13, 7 PM, Fonnmohr, Highway Road with Spriorad Damhsa Irish Dancers. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 3/6, 9 PM, Andi & I, Amy Curl. Sun 3/7, 8 PM, David Rovics, Attila the Stockbroker. Thu 3/11, 8 PM, Amy Martin. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Jackson Daly, Steff Mahan, Drew Nelson. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Tim O'Shea & Gavin Whelan. 773-465-8005.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. 773-227-4433.

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Country Sky Band. 312-337-3486.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 3/8, 9:30 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). Fri 3/12, 7 PM, Aengus Finnan (no cover); 9:30 PM, Bohola, Aengus Finnan. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, John Daly, Joe Sheehan, Cleek Shrey (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: 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. Mon 3/8, 7 PM, Glenn Aires. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Fri 3/12, 6 PM, Kate Flanagan & Her Traveling People, McNulty Irish Dancers (upstairs). Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Erin Lowery & Theresa Shine (upstairs); 8 PM, Tim O'Hare School of Irish Dance; 9 PM, Jimmy & Seamus Boyle. Sun 3/14, 6 PM, Sag Valley Boys, McNulty Irish Dancers (upstairs). 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 3/12, 6 PM, Baal Tinne; 9 PM, Fonnmohr; 11 PM, Kissers (no cover). Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Larkin Brothers; 9 PM, Fitz & the Celts (no cover). 847-869-0450.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tue 3/9, 8:30 PM, Back Porch Ramblers. 773-274-3239.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/12, Root Cellar (no cover). 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Fitz & the Celts. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 3/5, Teflons. Fri 3/12, open mike. 630-969-9720.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Mon 3/8, Ralph Covert hosts a showcase of musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music. 773-929-1300.

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

LONNIE BROOKS Fri 3/12, 7 PM, St. Patrick Performing Arts Centre, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844.

BUDDY GUY Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-642-6805.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 3/5, Pistol Pete. Sat 3/6, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 3/7, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mondays, Lil' Ed (acoustic show; no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 3/10, Chainsaw Dupont. Fri 3/12, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 3/13, Carl Weathersby. 847-424-9800.

BLACK FOREST 8840 N. Waukegan, Morton Grove: Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Rhythm on 22nd. 847-965-1642.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Mondays and Thu 3/11 through Sat 3/13, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/9, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 3/9, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Linsey Alexander Band (3/12 with Nellie Travis; 3/13 with Shirley Johnson). 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 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 3/7, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy Horse Band. Mon 3/8, Slam Allen & Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/9, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 3/10, Pistol Pete. Thu 3/11, Lurrie Bell. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 3/5, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor Band, Garland Green (see Critic's Choice), L.C. Pierce, L.T. McGee. Sundays, 6-10 PM, Larry "Bluesman" Jenkins. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 9 PM, Big D & His Band. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/5, 5:30 PM, Joel Paterson; 9 PM, Holmes Brothers, Matthew Skoller. Sat 3/6, 6 PM, Scott Nev; 9:30 PM, Carey Bell, Cash Box Kings. Sun 3/7, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Tue 3/9, Scott Holt. Wed 3/10, Tad Robinson. Thu 3/11, Percy Strothers. Fri 3/12, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9 PM, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Carlos Johnson. Sat 3/13, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Popa Chubby, Lurrie Bell. 312-427-0333.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Sat 3/13, 10 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 847-279-1199.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/5, Tab Benoit. Sat 3/6, Holmes Brothers. Fri 3/12, James Armstrong. Sat 3/13, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 630-513-0074.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fri 3/5, 10 PM, and Sat 3/6, 10:30 PM, Madman Blues Band. 312-341-9787.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 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: Sat 3/13, 9:30 PM, Omar & the Howlers. 708-788-2118.

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

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. Sat 3/13, Nellie Travis. 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 3/6, Jimmy Johnson. Tue 3/9, Nigel Mack. Thu 3/11, Sam Cockrell hosts an open mike. Sat 3/13, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 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. Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Keb' Mo', Kaki King (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Big G & the Real Deal. Sat 3/6, No Mercy Band. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Tue 3/9, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Thu 3/11, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Kenny Burns, Cedric Burnside, T-Model Ford, Spam, Paul Wine Jones. 312-923-2000.

IDOLS SPORTZCLUB 1601 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/13, Lonnie Brooks, Wind Gypsies. 847-934-3474.

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. Second Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. 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 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Sam Goode & Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Les Getrex. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Mem Shannon. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 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. Sat 3/13, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. 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. Sat 3/13, Neil Rose Band. 630-688-8866.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/6, Rhythm City. Sat 3/13, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 773-252-1155.

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

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

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/6, Mars Blues Band. Thu 3/11, Barrelhouse Chuck Duo. Fri 3/12, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 3/13, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 3/10, Nuwki Nu. Fri 3/12, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 815-477-0340.

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

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 3/5, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 3/6, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Fri 3/12, and Sat 3/13, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 3/9, Dave Specter. Thu 3/11, Quintus McCormick. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 3/6, Brian Lupo. Sat 3/13, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 3/8, Bottom Feeders. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/5, Chicago Bound Blues Band. Sat 3/6, Billy Flynn Band. Mon 3/8, Continental. Wed 3/10, Back on the Porch Band. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 3/12, Roger & the Wraybands. Sat 3/13, Outta the Blue. 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

BEBOP BRASS! with Bobby Broom; free concert. Fri 3/12, 7 PM, La Follette Park, 1333 N. Laramie. 312-427-1676.

JANICE BORLA QUINTET Wed 3/10, 7:30 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 3/8, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

CROSSWIND, MARVINETTA PENN Mon 3/8, 7 PM, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

FRANK D'RONE Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, 8 PM, SecondSpace, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

FUTURE RHYTHM Free in-store performance. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

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

BEN LEWIS Free concert. Fri 3/12, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

DOUG LOFSTROM TRIO Free concert. Tue 3/9, 7 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

NICOLE MITCHELL Free concert as part of the "Groundbreaking Women" series. Mon 3/8, 12:30 PM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 312-344-7994.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

JAMES RENDER Free concert. Tue 3/9, 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.

KIERAN STECKA, SARAH & CATHERINE KUKEC, DAVID IWANIEC perform with other Morton College faculty and students; free concert. Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

MALACHI THOMPSON QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sun 3/14, 3:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

LIBBY YORK with Bradley Williams, Kelly Sill, Eric Schneider, Greg Sergo. Sun 3/14, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

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. 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. 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.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 3/6, Leeman/Boss Guitar Duo. 630-778-9090.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Bobby Lewis. Sun 3/7 through Sat 3/13, Detour. Sun 3/14, Bobby Hutton. 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. 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.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/6, Don Malone, Stephen Simms. Fri 3/12, Jeff Parker & Michael Zerang. Sat 3/13, Stefen Robinson, Hank Hofler, Stephen Ganser, Joe. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Sat 3/13, 9 PM, Jazz Masters with Gina Gibson. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/5, Marshall Vente Duo. Sat 3/6, Neal Alger Duo. Fri 3/12, Neal Alger Duo with vocalist Typhanie Monique. Sat 3/13, Terry Andrews. 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 3/5, Dave Simone Trio. Sun 3/7, 6 PM, Dan Myers. Thu 3/11, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 3/12, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 3/13, Ed Coward Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

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 3/9, 9:30 PM, Jeff Parker Ensemble. Wed 3/10, 9:30 PM, Indoor/Outdoor. 773-276-3600.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/7, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. Sun 3/14, 6 PM, Grandstand Big Band. 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: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays. Wed 3/10, 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 3/8, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

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

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: No cover. Sundays, 5-9 PM, 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 3/5, 9 PM, and Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio with Ronnie Cuber. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/7, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 3/10, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, and Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Peter Bernstein/Melvin Rhyne Quartet. 773-878-5552.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Thu 3/11, 9 PM, Don Tisch Quintet, Shane Jonas Sextet, Carl Fritz Quintet. 773-472-5139.

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. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 3/10, 7 PM, Yoel Ben-Simhon & Sultana (with poets Rosellen Brown & Sarwat Rumi). Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Doug Wamble Quartet, Can-Ky-Ree. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 3/7, Desiring-Machines, Butcher Shop Quartet. Sun 3/14, Brian Citro's Video Gum Culture, Jeff Marx Group. 773-935-2118.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 3/5 through Sun 3/7, McCoy Tyner Trio (see Critic's Choice). Tue 3/9 through Sun 3/14, Tom Harrell Quintet. 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman. Sat 3/6, 10 PM, Erwin Helfer. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 3/8, 9:30 PM, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp. Tue 3/9, 9 PM, Earma Thompson & Juli Wood. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Sat 3/13, 10 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 773-348-7592.

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

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Fri 3/5, 7 PM, Jeff Nolan & friends, Urban Djin, Giles Corey, Jimbo Delta, Lori Wyatt Band. 312-829-4150.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Second Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Neal Alger (no cover). 773-862-7877.

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

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

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

METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY 1039 W. Granville: Mondays, 7 PM, Jazz Conspiracy (no cover). 773-764-0400.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 3/5, 9 PM, David Jennings Acoustic Ensemble. Wed 3/10, 7 PM, Pete Castronova Quartet with Al Keeler (no cover). Thu 3/11, 9:30 PM, Green Light. Fri 3/12, 9 PM, David Polk, Rhythm Rockets. 630-446-4001.

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

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

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

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 3/7, Bradley Williams. Mon 3/8, Bill Peterson. Tue 3/9, Kelly Brand. Wed 3/10, Dennis Luxion. Thu 3/11, Paulinho Garcia. Sun 3/14, Bryan Nichols. 312-787-9596.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, and Wednesdays, 7-11 PM, Sketches in Blue. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 630-782-9091.

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 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Bob Perna & Persistance. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 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 3/5 and Sat 3/6, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Wed 3/10, Neal Alger Trio. Thu 3/11, King Fleming Trio. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Sun 3/7, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

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

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thu 3/11, 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 3/5, 6 PM, Ryan Cohan; 9 PM, Matt Geraghty Quartet. Sat 3/6, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Ed Coward Trio. Tue 3/9, Mark Madsen (no cover). Wed 3/10, Flippo/DeSanto Duo (no cover). 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.

RAMADA INN 4900 S. Lake Shore: Fridays, 7 PM, Jazz Masters with Gina Gibson. 773-288-5800.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 3/11, 7:30 and 9 PM, Nick Colionne with Alyson Williams & Bobby Lyle. Sun 3/14, 8 PM, Kafele. 312-492-6100.

ROSEWOOD RESTAURANT 9421 Higgins, Rosemont: Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 PM, David Turner. 847-696-9494.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 3/7, Brother John Duo. Sun 3/14, BMR4. 312-527-2722.

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

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 3/5, Fri 3/12, and Sat 3/13, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 3/6, Bill Peterson & Kelly Sill. Sun 3/7 and Sun 3/14, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia. 312-787-9596.

SIGNATURE ROOM GRILLE 6401 Purchase, Woodridge: Music at 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, and 5:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 3/5 and Fri 3/12, Kelly Brand & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 3/6 and Sat 3/13, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. Sun 3/7 and Sun 3/14, JoAnn Daugherty. Tue 3/9 and Wed 3/10, Bill Peterson. Thu 3/11, Dennis Luxion. 630-598-9777.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tue 3/9, Sam Burckhardt Trio. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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

LA TACHE 1475 W. Balmoral: Sun 3/7, 6 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-334-7168.

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

TONY PAISON'S 5101 Washington, Gurnee: No cover. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quintet. 847-625-1500.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/6, 9:30 PM, Caravan of Unity. 773-857-5212.

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 10 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston. Thursdays, 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 3/5, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 3/6, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis & friends. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band. 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.

WILLIAM TELL RESTAURANT 6201 Joliet, Countryside: Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 11 AM, David Turner. 708-354-4200.

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.

KINAN AZMEH, ISSAM RAFEA, DIMA ORSHO, KINAN ABU-AFASH, OMAR AL-MUSFI perform in a Syrian music concert. Tue 3/9, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427.

YOEL BEN-SIMHON & SULTANA Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Sephardic Congregation, 1819 W. Howard. 773-550-1543.

PAULA MONSALVE Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 3/10, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

HABIBULLAH WARDAK performs traditional Afghani music with members of the Middle East Music Ensemble; free concert. Thu 3/11, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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.

DAMEN GRILL 2145 N. Damen: Thu 3/11, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-782-3200.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 3/6, 9:30 PM, Orquesta International. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/5, 9:30 PM, Grupo Oko Kan. Sat 3/6, 10:30 PM, Karsh Kale (see Spot Check). Sun 3/7, 8 PM, Rabbinical School Dropouts. Fri 3/12, 10 PM, Shooglenifty, Goran Ivanovic Group. Sat 3/13, 10:30 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta. 312-362-9707.

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

N 2977 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Son Trinidad (no cover). 773-866-9898.

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

ARS ANTIGUA in a free program of Mexican Baroque women composers. Sat 3/13, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532. Sun 3/14, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Arensky). Sun 3/14, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 847-615-1811.

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

VLADISLAV BLAHA guitar (Brouwer, Falla, Willis, Duarte, Stedron). Sun 3/7, 5 PM, Our Lady of the Mount Church, 2400 S. 61st, Cicero. 708-652-2791.

KEITH BRION & THE NEW SOUSA BAND in a program of American marches. Sat 3/13, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CAFE BOOST 5400 N. Clark: Thu 3/11, 12:15 PM, Jennifer Trowbridge. 773-907-8674.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 3/10, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

TANYA LESINSKY CAREY cello, with cellists Charles Wendt & Steven Balderston, pianist Joan Huang, violinist Almita Vamos & violist Roland Vamos (Bach, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Stravinsky, Ott, Paoli, Zwilich). Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-325-4390.

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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/5, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/6, 8 PM, Charles Dutoit, conductor (Faure, Martin, Prokofiev). See Critic's Choice. Thu 3/11 through Sat 3/13, 8 PM, and Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Peter Schreier, conductor, with soprano Esther Heideman, tenor Randel Rushing, bass Kevin Burdette & the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Handel, Messiah). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHOIRS OF ST. RAPHAEL & ST. PETRONILLE CHURCHES with organists Robert Linn, Carol Olmstead, Karl Bruhn, April Stovall, Michael Surratt, Robert Horton, Trevor Kahlbaugh, Stephen Williams, Nicholas Basehore, William Berg & Shirley Grudzien (Mendelssohn, Guilmant, Bach, Franck, Lloyd Webber, Rutter, Lind). Sun 3/14, 7 PM, St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff, Naperville. 630-355-4545, ext. 141.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Enescu, Liszt, Berlioz). Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Wed 3/10, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE FACULTY RECITAL Free admission. Fri 3/5, 1 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CUBE in a program of new music by Illinois composers (Bowlby, Seward, Schwendinger, Axelrod, Nagel, Rubin, Sandroff). Thu 3/11, 12:30 PM (free admission), and Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Tom Hall, conductor (Schubert, Elgar, Herrmann). Sun 3/14, 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 OPERA THEATRE Stephen Barlow conducts Bizet's Carmen. Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

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.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Rodney Dorsey conducts a free concert. Tue 3/9, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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.

FIFTEENTH STREET TRIO with oboist Tim Sawyier (Bach, Poulenc, Kalliwoda, Shapiro, Schoenfeld, Beethoven). Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

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 3/5, 12:10 PM, clarinetist Jennifer Woodrum, cellist Herine Coetzee & pianist Matthew Ganong. Fri 3/12, 12:10 PM, flutist Margaret Lauer & pianist Melody Lord. 312-787-4570.

GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY Chung Park, conductor, with the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra (Gilbert & Sullivan, Patience). Thu 3/11, 7:30 PM, Fri 3/12 and Sat 3/13, 8 PM, and Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

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.

JANET KOKEN HICKEY piano (Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt). Sun 3/14, 5:30 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

ILLINOIS BRASS BAND Peter Lipari, conductor. Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900 or 847-604-4817.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Karen Lynn Deal conducts an all-Beethoven program. Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with narrator Nick Clooney (Delibes, Hovhaness, Tchaikovsky). Sat 3/13, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774.

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

ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Yoel Levi, conductor, with pianist Andre Watts (Beethoven, Shostakovich). Wed 3/10, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

NATALIA KHOMA, SUREN BAGRATUNI & MARTA BAGRATUNI cellos & voice, with pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky (Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Beethoven & others). Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-883-9737.

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

LINCOLN QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Beethoven). Sun 3/14, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSIC STUDENTS in a free piano & voice recital. Thu 3/11, 7:30 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 3/5, Tue 3/9, and Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Sylvie Valayre & tenor Roberto Aronica (Puccini, Madama Butterfly). Sat 3/6, Wed 3/10, and Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with baritone Neal Davies & soprano Elizabeth Futral (Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance). 312-332-2244.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES (Dvorak, Glazunov, Speer, Ravel, Ford). Sun 3/7, 2 PM, Midwest Young Artists, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE with the Chicago Children's Choir at Roger's Park in a program of African-American music. Sun 3/14, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

CHRISTINA & MICHELLE NAUGHTON pianos (Ligeti, Ravel, Chopin). Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

KAREN NELSON & LYNN BRANT violin & piano, in a free concert. Wed 3/10, noon, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

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.

NEWBERRY CONSORT in a program of Baroque composers. 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 CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Jeordano Martinez conducts a free concert. Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Fri 3/12, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE INVITATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL Free admission. Wed 3/10, 7 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

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.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with pianist Michael Shepphard in a program of Russian composers (Rubinstein & others). Sun 3/7, 3 PM, St. Patrick's High School, 5600 W. Belmont. 773-481-8535.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with cellist Juliana Rhee (Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Jones). Sat 3/13, 7:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:30 PM), Maine West High School, Oakton & Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-577-1300.

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 CHORUS & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Mendelssohn, Mozart). Tue 3/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel J. Farris, conductor. Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND Ryan Nelson, conductor (Ticheli, Gryc). Thu 3/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor (Bloch, Nielsen, Bartok). Fri 3/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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 3/7, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

ORION ENSEMBLE with violinist Guillaume Combet in a free concert (Shostakovich, Dvorak). Mon 3/8, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANTHONY PADILLA piano (Mozart, Granados, Wild, Liszt). Mon 3/8, 1 PM, Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest, Oak Park. 708-386-2729.

AMIT PELED & ASHLEY WASS cello & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Couperin, Chopin). Wed 3/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Schulhoff, Menotti, Milhaud, Hindemith, Shostakovich). Sun 3/14, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

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.

DAVID SCHRADER & SHARON ROGERS in a duo keyboard recital (Mozart, Mendelssohn). Free admission. Mon 3/8, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

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.

MARY STOLPER flute, with pianist Martin Amlin in the premiere of a composition by Amlin. Sun 3/14, 2:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 630-712-5458.

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

VOX CAELESTIS Paul Carey, conductor. Fri 3/5, 7:30 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 3/14, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter, Downers Grove. 630-375-7709.

GAIL WILLIAMS horn, with trumpeters Barbara Butler & Charles Geyer, trombonist James Campbell, soprano Sunny Joy Langton, clarinetist Larry Combs & pianist Mary Ann Covert (Rochberg, Berkeley, Cooke). Sun 3/14, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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.

Fairs & Festivals

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 18TH ANNUAL SAINT PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL Sat 3/13, 1 PM-midnight, Tim O'Shea, Finbar Fagan Band, Sprigs, Tony Leonard & L.J. Slavin, Burren Ceili Band, Spiorad Damhsa, Irish Heritage Singers & others. Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

Miscellaneous

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

JEWISH DRUM CIRCLE Sun 3/14, 2 PM, No Exit, 6970 N. Glenwood. 773-743-3355.

FERNANDO JONES Free in-store children's performance. Sat 3/13, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

KIDJAZZ! Children's concert featuring the Arts Center Jazz Ensemble with Darryl Boggs & Reginald Robinson. Fri 3/12, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

KIDS FARE Children's performance and discussion on the theme "Songs and Music o' the Irish." Sat 3/13, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

NAPERVILLE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Sun 3/14, 3:30 PM, Main West Theatre, 1755 S. Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-824-2591.

RALPH'S WORLD Free in-store children's performance. Sun 3/14, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

THADdEUS REX Free in-store children's performance. Sat 3/13, noon, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

RHYTHMS OF NATIONS Student percussion concert, accompanied by professional steel drum players. Thu 3/11, 10 AM, Budlong Elementary School, 2701 W. Foster. Thu 3/11, 1:15 PM, Haugan Elementary School, 4540 N. Hamlin. 773-442-4978.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Children's concert. Sun 3/14, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SPELMAN COLLEGE GLEE CLUB performs under the direction of Dr. Kevin Johnson; free admission. Tue 3/9, 7 PM, Carter Temple CME Church, 7841 S. Wabash. 773-734-8392.

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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