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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES TRIBUTE) Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/26, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOAN BAEZ, ERIN McKEOWN Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CAROLYN BERK, GNOME EXIT, CANDY SWEAT, VARIABLE WHY All-ages. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, the Attic, 320 N. Second, DeKalb. 815-787-3875.

BEYONCE, ALICIA KEYS, MISSY ELLIOTT, TAMIA Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

JONATHA BROOKE All-ages. Fri 4/2, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BURN ROME BURN, CRICKET RUMOR MILL, VOICE BOX Benefit for the Hubbard Street Mural Project. Thu 4/1, 8:30 PM, Dante's, 1200 W. Hubbard. 312-226-4858.

CAMPBELL BROTHERS, CALVIN COOKE See Critic's Choice. Sat 3/27, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED Sun 4/4, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MOIRA CUE, DEREK HOFFEND, JOSHUA ROSENSTOCK, RORY SHACKLES, MATTHEW STEINKE, AARON WILLIAMS perform "New Sound Works" as part of the PAC/edge Performance Festival. Sun 3/28, 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performance. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

DARKNESS, WILDHEARTS See Critic's Choice; sold out. Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DJ RILEY spins at a swing dance. Sun 4/4, 7:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

JOHN GARVEY, AL WITTEK, JIM TOMASELLO, DAN SAMPSON & FRIENDS perform at the 15th annual Nelson Algren Birthday Party (with readings, video, and performance). Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Acme Art Works, 1741 N. Western. 773-235-1522.

GRANDADDY, SAVES THE DAY, FIRE THEFT, HEY MERCEDES All-ages. Sat 4/3, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BOB GUINEY Free in-store performance. Tue 3/30, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

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.

HEAD OF FEMUR, GENIUS BRACELET Benefit for Rick Foley features a comedy showcase and a performance by Collaboraction Theater Company. Mon 3/29, 6 PM, Black Orchid, 230 W. North. 773-263-4972.

HELP ME HELP ME I CAN'T BREATHE, SAM DOLE, GROODIES, LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, CAPTAIN SUPREME, HEWHOCORRUPTS Fri 3/26, 6 PM, Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church, Libertyville. 847-918-8880.

KELLY HOGAN & SCOTT LIGON perform at a live taping of the radio show Sound Opinions. Thu 4/1, 6 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL WITH JOHNNY FRIGO & THE CABARET PAREE SEXTET perform "Romance Language: French Songs for Lovers." Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

JOHNNY L. Free in-store performance. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

R. KELLY, MAURICE MAHON, JAGGED EDGE Fri 3/26, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

JON LANGFORD & THE PINE VALLEY COSMONAUTS Free concert. Fri 4/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Sat 4/3, 8:30 PM, and Sun 4/4, 4 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

M'S Free in-store performance. Fri 4/2, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performances. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

NARRATOR Free in-store performance. Sat 4/3, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

NESS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/3, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

NEWSBOYS, REBECCA ST. JAMES, DON MOEN, JEREMY CAMP, SARAH GROVES, PAUL BALOUCHE, LENNY LEBLANC Fri 3/26, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-559-1212 or 800-965-9324.

OLD TIME RELIJUN, GASLIGHT GASLIGHT See Spot Check; all-ages. Mon 3/29, 8 PM, 7th Street Space, 106 S. 7th, DeKalb. 815-787-3875.

PARTICLE, BUCKETHEAD 18 & over. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PRINCESS performs at a benefit concert and party with DJs Grady Gillan, Psycho Killer, and Judy James. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-254-5356.

SOUND TRIBE SECTOR NINE 18 & over. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PAM STARON Free in-store performance. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LORIAN STEIN-SCHWABER & PENELOPE CAMPBELL Fri 3/26, 6:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

PAM STERN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

MICHAEL TAYLOR & THE HOLY GOAT ENSEMBLE perform at "First Friday," followed by an open stage at 10 PM. Fri 4/2, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

UNICORNS, BEANS, PONYS All-ages. Sun 4/4, 8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

VINES, JET, LIVING END, NEON Sold out. Fri 3/26, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WHIFFENPOOFS Benefit for the Children's Literacy Initiative. Sat 3/27, 3 PM, Sky Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 800-595-4849.

XIANGGANG DELIGHT with a screening of videos by Jim Dorling. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC Sat 3/27, 5 and 9 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000. Sun 3/28, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Proclaimers (see Spot Check), Anne Harris. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Skeleton Key, Mazarin, Light FM, Magnus (18 & over). Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Strawberry Fields cast performance. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Drive-By Truckers, Runner & the Thermodynamics. Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Blonde Redhead, Secret Machines (4/2 18 & over). 773-478-4408.

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, neosoul, and poetry, hosted by Jamila. 847-717-6759.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Fri 3/26, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Sat 3/27, Deans, Gidgets Ga Ga, Adam's Mom, Vax Wallow. Wednesdays, open turntables. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/27, Pat McCurdy. Wed 3/31, 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.

BEACON TAP 1374 Lee, Des Plaines: Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Heathens. 847-296-2335.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/26, 9:30 PM, Last of the Showmen, Missile, Magnaphonic. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Bizarro, Psycho Ex-Lover, Orange Order, Stereo South. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Vernon Tonges & the Inepti perform at the Mish Mash variety show. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Divebar, New Breed, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Thrift Store Heroes, Pistol Punch, She's Your Sister. Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Seth, Frank Tribes, Easy Tiger, Istvan & His Imaginary Band. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Somewhere In Between, Lori Wyatt, Humpback Wail, Kyle Vincent. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Rich Experience, Slow News Day perform at the Mish Mash variety show. 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 3/26, 9:30 PM, LFT, Cutter Lang, Eva Destruction. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Bound to Change, Paul Draws a Blank, Never Look Back, Eli. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Signsedso, Dolorous Canter, One Last Walk. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Fly Man Tell, Nomad Planets. Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Last Years Man, Barajas, Happy Endings. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Episode Seven, Wookie Hangover, Society X, Ephnix. 773-770-2039.

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

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

BLUE IGUANA 17265 Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/2, Voices. 708-429-1000.

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 3/26, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Dillinger 4, Grabass Charlestons, Knuckleduster (sold out). Sat 3/27, 5 PM, Scarecrow Garden, Garden of Dreams, Cells, Happy Endings, Audible Campaign (all-ages); 9 PM, Dig for Fire, Van Allen Belt, Ella Music Group, Quiet Kid. Sun 3/28, 6 PM, Yakuza, Burning Down, Acumen Nation, Decapitado (all-ages); 9 PM, +/-, Aveo, Bound Stems. Mon 3/29, 6 PM, Bleu, Sono, Sleeping at Last, Braille (all-ages); 10 PM, Suffrajett, Negligents, Hells. Tue 3/30, 8 PM, Poulain, Palaxy Tracks, Silent Treatment, Magnetosphere. Wed 3/31, 8 PM, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Ifihadahifi, Mono Stripe, New Blind Nationals. Thu 4/1, 8 PM, Modey Lemon, Apes, Gris Gris (18 & over). Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Mahjongg, Red Light Sting (all-ages); 11 PM, DJ Mother Hubbard, DJ J2K. Sat 4/3, 6 PM, Slackers, Drastics (all-ages); 10 PM, Velvetron, Canasta, Health and Beauty, Millimeters Mercury (18 & over). Sun 4/4, 6 PM, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, Alexis on Fire, Opiate for the Masses (all-ages); 10 PM, Dirty Things, A Band Called Blower, Sekiden. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/26, Glowb, Electric Medicine, John Sinclair. Sat 3/27, the Flock. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Charmain & Joey Busch host karaoke. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Fri 4/2, Ten Mile Ride. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/27, Voodoo Monkey Child, Cased, My Delusion. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, C.D.P., Low Profile, Input Output. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S ROCK 'N' ROLL GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 3/26, Gypsy. Sun 3/28 and Sun 4/4, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 4/2, David Bruce. 847-550-1127.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Sat 3/27, 8:30 PM, Wild Ones. Sun 3/28, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Zack Karr. 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.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, We Can and We Must. 773-736-3033.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/26, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 3/27, Hushpuppies. Sundays, Nightwatch. Sat 4/3, Riptones. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Tuffy, Sonnets, Tom Atteberry. Sun 3/28, 9 PM, Catholic Boys, Holy Shit, Functional Blackouts. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Walter Meego, Welcome to Ashley, Paper Bullets, Todd Bowie. 312-922-6392.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant with music from 6-9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Jim Rollins. Tuesdays, Peter Polzak. Wednesdays, Lonnie Grant. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/26, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

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

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 3/27, noon, Todd Donnelly; 10 PM, Finneus. Sun 3/28, noon, Matthew McBride; 8:30 PM, Patrick Kelly. Tue 3/30, 9 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Tom Carey. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Prairie Surfers. Sat 4/3, noon, Todd Donnelly; 10 PM, Lisa Tyndall & Moonlit Candy. Sun 4/4, noon, Paul Allodi (no cover). 630-953-7095.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 847-279-1199.

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

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

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

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

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Robin Lukas; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Saturdays, 11:30 AM, Sami Scot; 7 PM, Robin Lukas; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Colleen McNabb & Tom Muellner. Mondays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Colleen McNabb, Tom Muellner, and Bill Klewitz. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. 312-932-4623.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 10 PM, Big Sug hosts an open mike. 312-341-9787.

CRAVE BAR & FOOD JOYNT 1204 Rand, Arlington Heights: Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-259-2602.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/26, Elevation (U2 tribute), 16 Candles. Sat 3/27, X-Side, Covergurl. Tue 3/30, 8 PM, Frank Gambale Trio, Ohm. Wed 3/31, Kimi Hayes Band. Thu 4/1, Josh Holmes, John Hasbrouck. Fri 4/2, 10:30 PM, Seventh Heaven. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 3/26, 10:30 PM, Seventh Heaven. Sat 3/27, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 4/2, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. Sat 4/3, 10:30 PM, Catfight. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/26, Loose Screws. Thursdays, Matthew McBride. 847-706-1700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. In the Cabaret: Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Heather Moran (Rosemary Clooney tribute). Fri 3/26 and Fri 4/2, 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Pamela Peterson & Jan Slavin. Sat 3/27 and Sat 4/3, 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Sun 3/28, 5 PM, Chicago Cabaret Professionals; 7 PM, Hilary Ann Feldman. Wed 3/31, 8 PM, Megon McDonough. Thu 4/1, 8 PM, John Vincent Mahady. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael perform "I Hear Music." Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson performs "Keeping Love Alive." 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 3/28, DJ Tony spins music by the Smiths. Mon 3/29, DJ Andy spins punk. Tue 3/30, Horizontal Action DJs. Thu 4/1, DJs John & Ben spin mod, soul, garage, and psychedelic. Fri 4/2, DJs Mark & Pete. Sat 4/3, Mark DeRosa. Sun 4/4, DJ Scot spins metal. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, the Slip, Orquesta Ranura. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Mekons (see Spot Check); 11:30 PM, Southern Culture on the Skids, Greenhornes. Tue 3/30, 9 PM, Dragons, Swampass, I Love Rich, Drip. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Bob Guiney, Brian Vander Ark. Thu 4/1, 8 PM, Devil May Care, Drop, Flood Ritual, Interworld. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Graham Colton Band, Needtobreathe. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Pernice Brothers, Long Winters, Bigger Lovers. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

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 3/26, Barfunk Carnies. Sat 3/27, Alex & the All-Stars. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 4/1, Murph. Fri 4/2, Seventh Heaven. Sat 4/3, Sofa Kings. 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 3/26, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 4/1, 9:30 PM, 16 Candles. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Dan Darrah. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Infinity, Hi-Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). Sun 4/4, 6 PM, Trading Brains, Scottish, Nuisance, Damage. 847-358-9150.

THE EDGE 147th & Cicero, Midlothian: Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 708-687-4244.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Emma Blowgun, Johnny Letcher, Dexter. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Fly Williams, Tiffany Hull, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Joseph Messing. Sun 3/28, 9 PM, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Tue 3/30, 9 PM, Tractor Kings, Jay Mathes, Rob Waller Band. Wed 3/31, 9:15 PM, Ben Lehl Band, Moves. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Lucida, Frankenpony, Nyco. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Opal Candy, Luster, Chinchilla Fury. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Punsapaya, Indignant, Booty Juice, Wandering Endorphin. Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Sumo, Chip Ratliff's Electric Chitlin Stew. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/26, Hot Carl. Sat 3/27, One-Way Street. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 3/26, 7 PM, Franz Ferdinand (see Critic's Choice), the Race (sold out); 11 PM, TV on the Radio (see Critic's Choice), Panthers. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Paybacks, Last Vegas, Back in Spades, Some Action. Sun 3/28, 9:30 PM, 25 Suaves, Coughs, Inshi. Mon 3/29, 9:30 PM, A-Set, Terror at the Opera, Michael Columbia (no cover). Wed 3/31, 9:30 PM, Greg Davis (see Critic's Choice), Radian, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Casino Versus Japan. Thu 4/1, 9:30 PM, Sam Prekop, Archer Prewitt, Architecture in Helsinki (see Spot Check), Liz Payne & Ben Vida. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Decibully, Catfish Haven, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Launderettes, Ruiners. Sun 4/4, 9:30 PM, Dexter Romweber, Ghostwriter, William Elliott Whitmore. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. 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). 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 3/26 and Sun 3/28, Indika. Sat 3/27, Hydro. Wednesdays, Strictly Dancehall. 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 3/26, 8 PM, JP & the Cats. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Sofa Kings. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/26, Lakefront. Sat 3/27, Way Cool. 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. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FINN MCCOOL'S IRISH PUB 15 W. Division: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Ed Vantage. 312-337-4349.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/26, 7 PM, Dr. Killbot, Rollo Tomasi, Hell in the Cannon, Afterproject. Sat 3/27, 6 PM, Manhandlers, Krunchies, Jet Set, Wurst; 10 PM, Eternals, Zelienople, Arks. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Turn Pale, Radio Berlin (see Spot Check), It's a Wise Child. Tue 3/30, 8 PM, Old Time Relijun (see Spot Check), Fort Rile Dog, Pegasvs. Thu 4/1, 8 PM, Riverboat Gamblers, Arrivals, Wednesdays, Manda & the Marbles. Fri 4/2, 6 PM, Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, Dan Potthast, Rick Johnson Rock & Roll Machine, Goodnight Sweethearts. Sat 4/3, 5 PM, Methadones, J Church, Textbook; 10 PM, Meatjack, Buried at Sea, Indian. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Joan of Arc, Make Believe, the Love of Everything, Narrator. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Southern Culture on the Skids, Greenhornes. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Insiders, Nicholas Tremulis, Cooksie. Sun 3/28, 9:30 PM, Mekons (see Spot Check), Devil in a Woodpile. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Braam, Gold Coast Refuse. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Lost Souls of the Great Lakes. 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 3/26, Project I. Sat 3/27, Son of Dad. Wed 3/31, Jim & James host an open mike (no cover). 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 3/26 and Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band (no cover). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/26, Oxymorons, Heart Brothers. Mon 3/29, God Wafer, Healer, Kentucky Jelly. Wed 3/31, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 3/26, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 3/28, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 3/29, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin. Tue 3/30, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 3/31, 8 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 3/26, 5:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, John Paluch hosts an open mike. Mon 3/29, 8 PM, members of the Phantom of the Opera touring company (benefit for Habitat for Humanity). Tue 3/30 and Wed 3/31, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

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

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Chicago Rose. 312-642-7440.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Zerokas. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wed 3/31, 10 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Starcandy. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Acoustilingus. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Brother. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Tuffetts, Clerics, MirrorAmerica. Mon 3/29, 9 PM, Jen Chapin, Kristin Shout. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Milk at Midnight, Mass Shivers, Paulina. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Lying in States, Killing Gift, We're All Broken. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Naysayer, Mascott, Jennifer O'Connor. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Bon Mots, Epicycle, El Oso. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 3/31, John Greenfield & Jai Henry perform at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 4/1, Intelligent Dennis, Stone Puppet, Wicked Liz. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pete Wolf. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Anne E. Dechant. Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Gordy Malis, This Side Up, Spartakeith. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Everest performs at a benefit for the publication Peace In Our Times, with EJ Friese & Mark Lester, Rachel Katzman, Robert Emmit, and Siham Chowdhury. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Jann Klose. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, More Dogs, Shibboleth Orchestra. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Captain Yonder, Bevel; 11 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops, Carolyn Mark. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo. Thu 4/1, 8:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg, Carolyn Mark. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Stet 5, Slink Moss Explosion. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Tight Phantomz; 11 PM, Sheer Magic DJ Team. Sun 4/4, 7 PM, Contractors. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 3/26, 9:30 PM, Shooting Blanks, Burbanks, Dark Green Bottles. Sat 3/27, 9:30 PM, CSM, Gene Stovall & the Leftist. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Void Where Prohibited, Half Mad Poet, Those Kids. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Avidus, Carl Lapetina Band. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Chicago Breakerz. Thu 4/1, 10 PM, Goapele, DJ Twilite Tone. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, discopoet Khari B. hosts "Soul Poetry Cafe" (preceded by an open mike). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Al Green (see Critic's Choice), Ricky Fante (3/26 sold out). Mon 3/29, 9 PM, Psychedelic Furs, Berlin, the Pleased. Tue 3/30, 6:15 PM, Ill Nino, Flaw, 40 Below Summer, Element Eighty (all-ages). Wed 3/31, 9 PM, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic (18 & over). Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Control Machete, Plastilina Mosh (no cover). Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Floetry, Dwele (18 & over). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/26, Mahp. Sat 3/27, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. Fri 4/2, Freshwater Collins. 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 3/26, Mr. Myers. Sat 3/27, Elevation (U2 tribute). Wed 3/31, Pat McCurdy. 847-934-3474.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN'S SALOON 17358 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/26, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 3/27, Hat Guys. Fri 4/2, dueling pianos. 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 3/26, 10 PM, Wojdyla. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Members Only. Wed 3/31, 10 PM, and Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Adler's Appetite, Enuff Z'nuff. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Convulsions. 773-348-7592.

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Sun 3/28, 1 PM, Rob Reid, Them Kids. 312-829-4150.

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/2, Rob Waller Band. 847-991-2420.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Mondays, Greg Shirilla. 773-772-3355.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. 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. Fri 3/26, Krypton, Vessel. Sat 3/27, Duenow, Dirty Switch. Sun 3/28, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Alex Sands. Wed 3/31, Blue Shield, Exaggeration. 773-525-2422.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, 25 Suaves, M.O.T.O., Choking Susan, Black Beauties. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Old School, Bradberrys, Running Madd (benefit for the family of Bruce Brodie). Sun 3/28, 9:30 PM, Brother Brother. Tue 3/30, 8 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the "Local Vocal Brew." Wed 3/31, 7:30 PM, Kick the Cat. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Crash & the Witness, Hirudin, Kaufmans. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Krunchies, Star Spangles, Audreys, Grackles. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Goldman, Snaggs, Ghettobillies. Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Pete Special. 773-871-3757.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros (no cover). 312-337-8080.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Dylan Rice & the Dynasties (see Spot Check), KB, Bartley Fritzsche. Sat 3/27, 9:30 PM, Brothers Past, Future Rock. Tue 3/30, 9 PM, Kari Nelson. Wed 3/31, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix. Thu 4/1, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with the Neverly Brothers (no cover). Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Monte Montgomery, Troy Johnson. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, JT & the Clouds, Sean Hayes. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Great Big Sea (see Spot Check), Push Stars (18 & over). Sat 3/27, 6:30 PM, Mad Caddies, Split Habit, Short Arm Trick (all-ages); 10 PM, My Robot Friend, DJ Pier Novikov, Greg Haus (18 & over). Sun 3/28, 9 PM, Wolfsheim, Hungry Lucy (18 & over). Mon 3/29, 6:30 PM, Juliana Theory, Anberlin, Bayside, Number One Fan (all-ages). Tue 3/30, 6 PM, Norma Jean, Underoath, Beloved, Dead Poetic, Haste the Day (all-ages). Wed 3/31, 8:30 PM, Dead Electric, Riviera, Duenow, Trelogic (18 & over; no cover). Fri 4/2, 9 PM, Egostatic, Fashion Bomb, Premium, Supermercado (18 & over). Sat 4/3, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, the Dog and Everything, Empyrean, Disonic (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Teresa Long. Sundays, 4 PM, Bob Bradley plays piano; 9:30 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Susie Gomez Band. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Paul McKinney Group. 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. Fri 3/26, 10 PM, John Fournier. Saturdays, DJ V. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. Wednesdays, Brian Borden. Thu 4/1, 9:30 PM, Rachel Loshak. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Wed 3/31, David Calloway hosts an open mike. Sat 4/3, Group du Jour. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/26, Switchback. Sat 3/27, 24 Elsinor. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Wed 3/31, B-Cuz. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/26, Dirtbikes. Sat 3/27, Barajas, Skank, Genral Patton. Tue 3/30, Shitty Music for Shitty People. Thu 4/1, Sparring Noyes. 773-486-7774.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 3/26, 9:30 PM, Bible of the Devil, Dead Electric, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, Kate Newcomer, Sandy Andina, Phyllis Marconi, Jackson Daly, Maggie Daly, Leah Meyer, Pamela Richardson, Shelley Miller, Kristin Cotts, Donna Adler, Andrea Bunch, Aerin Tedesco (18 & over). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Rong (18 & over). Fri 4/2, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Group, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Andreas Kapsalis (18 & over). Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Bad Examples. Sun 4/4, 7:30 PM, Pas/Cal, Stephanie Rearick, Milkbaby (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones, Diamond Rex, Leyden Moon, T.D. Clark, Kevin M. Buck. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Urn, Numb, Wilx Booth, One Step Behind. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 4/1, 8 PM, Tom Erge, Angie Maloney perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Lars Von Keitz. 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Peter Guerin. 773-775-7525.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Left Setter, Sudden Dark, Superbig. Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, Terminal Bliss, Comasoft, Stewed Tomatoes (benefit for Estrojam); 10 PM, Rev. Vince Anderson & His Love Choir, After Dark. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep hosts a "heavy band" showcase (no cover). 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 3/26, 5 PM, Terror, One Life Crew, Ringworm, First Blood, Confront Reunion, Distance, Heavyweight X-Integrity, Desperate Measures, Mental, On Broken Wings, Nodes of Ranvier, 25 Ta Life, Will to Live (all-ages). Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Steepwater Band, Gary Stratton Band, Balloonatic. Thu 4/1, 7 PM, A Dozen Furies, Scatter the Ashes, Numb, Rigid, Dark Fall (all-ages). Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Die Symphony. 708-756-0600.

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

115 BOURBON STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/26, History's End. Sat 3/27, Maggie Speaks. Thu 4/1, Voices. Fri 4/2, Infinity. Sat 4/3, Blues Brothers. 708-388-8881.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/26, Mr. Blotto. Sat 3/27, Pimps. Thursdays, Cast Iron Skillet. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/26, Johnny Rocker & the High Rollers. Sat 3/27, Blue Money. Sundays, G Town. Thu 4/1, Terminus Victor, Blackouts. Fri 4/2, Tangy. Sat 4/3, 99 Octane. 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 3/26, Bargain Brodus. Sat 3/27, Waste, Machete Monks. Sun 3/28, JC3. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 3/31, Nemwatts. Thu 4/1, T Bag. Fri 4/2, Locked Sound. Sat 4/3, Wishbone Jones. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 4/3, Jupiter, Gothic Blues Quartet (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 3/26, Denny Diamond & the Long Fellows (Neil Diamond tribute). Sat 3/27, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. Wed 3/31, Michael Rodio. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/26, Dean Grant Duo. Sat 3/27, Blenders. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/26, Blenders. Sat 3/27, Gypsy. 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.

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Fri 3/26, 9 PM, and Thu 4/1, 8 PM, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Voices. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Katie Sullivan Band. 630-428-4274.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Neverly Brothers. 773-348-7291.

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

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sun 4/4, 7 PM, Runaway Wordsmyths perform poetry. 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.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/27, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-543-3101.

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

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Music at 8 PM. Fri 4/2, Abe Quigley. 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/26, 7 and 10 PM, Josh Ritter, Willy Mason (early show 18 & over). Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, John Gorka; 10 PM, Ian Moore, Milton Mapes. Sun 3/28, 7 PM, Panoramic Blue, Low Life, Dave Tamkin (all-ages); 10 PM, Panoramic Blue. Mon 3/29, 9 PM, Neko Case & the Sadies, Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops, Carolyn Mark. Tue 3/30, 9 PM, Neko Case & the Sadies, Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops, Cordero. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Neko Case & the Sadies, Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops, Carolyn Mark. Thu 4/1, 8 PM, and Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Decemberists, Clearlake (see Spot Check), Tom Heinl (4/1 18 & over show with Dios; 4/2 sold out). Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Preston School of Industry, Natural History, Sodastream. Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Life at Sea, Sleepwalker Defense, Middle Men. 773-525-2508.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 4/3, Agent 86. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 3/30, open mike. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wed 3/31, Felix & the Cats. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 4/1, Michael Rodio. 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 3/27, My Sacrifice (Creed tribute). 630-587-4251.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge after 10 PM: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Trew. Mondays, open mike hosted by Cisco Lobo. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by 606 Entertainment. Thursdays, Jordan Taggart hosts a poetry and spoken-word open mike. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/26, 9:30 PM, Dolly Varden, Stet. Sat 3/27, 10:30 PM, Lost Sounds, Ponys, Fuse. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, National, Low Skies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Bible of the Devil, Business Machines (see Spot Check), Dutchmen. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Weirdos, Role Models, Vee Dee, Functional Blackouts. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Ike Reilly Assassination, M's, Andreas, Hot Dog City (benefit for Inspiration Cafe). 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/27, Band on the Run (Paul McCartney tribute). 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.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Adam Wyle, Andi & I, Kristy Hanson. Sun 3/28, 7 PM, Dana Lawrence, Ian Moore, Jennifer Boeder. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 3/30, 8 PM, Rod MacDonald, Back 40. Wed 3/31, 8 PM, New Harmony Indiana, Dick Prall. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Tamara Pierce, Tim Hort, Phil Circle. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Joel Ackerson, Joel Henderson, Brother Sean. Sun 4/4, 7 PM, GreenChoby, Them Damn Kids, Gregory Douglas. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, live karaoke. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Jen Porter. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Sundays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 8 PM, talent search. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 8 PM, Miga; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/26, Locals, Riviera, Two Cow Garage. Sat 3/27, Irradio. Fri 4/2, Rachel Loshak. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/26, Mother Was Right, Piano Man (Elton John/Billy Joel tribute). Sat 3/27, Skinny Dippers. Fri 4/2, Skunk City. 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 3/26, Bed Bugs. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: All-ages shows at 9 PM. Fri 3/26, Picture Day, A Girl Named Craig, My Left Arm, Textbook. Sat 3/27, Vanilla Village Villains, Hook Line & Sinker, 7th Grade Underdog, Law Abiding Citizens. 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. Fri 3/26, Baaro. Sat 3/27, Carl Brown, New Flavor. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Fri 4/2, Zeleke. Sat 4/3, Indika, Universal Expression. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Segway, Street Van, Danger Adventure, Bucket Shop, Banana Sac. Sat 3/27, Seven Day Run, Breaking Laces, Brick Briscoe, Cutters. Sundays, Starrunner. Tuesdays, Simmering. Thu 4/1, Minds Hideaway, Nadafinga, Mad Hornet After Hour. Fri 4/2, Boda, World Without Sundays, Bish. Sat 4/3, Orquesta Ranura, Hairy Apes BMX. 773-929-1300.

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JOSH WERNER Free in-store performance. Tue 3/30, 6 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. 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 3/27, Lance Desardi, Jon Huang. Sun 3/28, DJ Pussy Galore. Tuesdays, DJs spin downbeat lounge. Wednesdays, L-Tek, Frankie J, Stunna, Brendan Clark spin drum 'n' bass, garage, deep house, downtempo, and breaks. 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.

BORDERLINE 1958 W. North: Thursdays, midnight, Rick Garcia. 773-278-5138.

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

BUTTERFIELD 8 713 N. Wells: First Thursday of every month, 7 PM, DJ Groove, Sunny Singh. 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: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, Chris Gin. Thursdays, DJs spin hip-hop. 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: Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, El Prieto. Mondays, 10 PM, Disco Bingo hosted by Paula sinclaire, with DJ Martin. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, 9 PM, 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 and Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins downtempo, neo-soul, disco, 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.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Sundays. Fri 3/26, Frique, Felix da Housecat, Wizz Kid. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, John Curley. Sun 3/28, Ralphi Rosario. 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 3/29, Slicker, DJ Sad Pants, 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: No cover. Fri 3/26, 10 PM-2 AM, Steve Melvage. Sat 3/27, 10 PM-3 AM, Jesse de la Pena, Brian Borden, Harry the Blade, Chaka T & others spin at "1981." Sun 3/28, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Jump Cut. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wed 3/31, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Heather spins at a release party for the film Maestro. Thu 4/1, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Peach Fuzz, Buzy Bee. Fri 4/2, 10 PM-2 AM, Stephen P & The Greg spin deep house. Sat 4/3, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Red Lox & Slacky J. Sun 4/4, 9 PM-1 AM, Andy Buttell & DJ Knievel spin punk. 773-276-1411.

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

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

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

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

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

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: 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). 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.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: DJs spin in Club GT after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, DJ Funky J & others spin hip-hop, house, and retro. 630-833-3534.

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.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 4/1, Vinyl Experiment. 312-245-0333.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. Fri 3/26, 10 PM-4 AM, Chad Jack. Sat 3/27 and Sat 4/3, 10 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 3/28, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Lego. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 11 PM, Jim Lewis. Fri 4/2, 10 PM-4 AM, Lydia Prim. Sun 4/4, 10 PM-4 AM, Frankie Knuckles. 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.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

MARY Y SOL 816 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 3/27, 10 PM, My Robot Friend, DJ Pier Novikov, Greg Haus (18 & over). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

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

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

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Sat 3/27, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

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

ONTOURAGE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Chris Tomasone & Nandy Maxx spin hip-hop and dance. Saturdays, Jernell Geronimo, Nandy Maxx, Mark Jandes spin hip-hop and house. 312-573-1470.

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: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 3/31, DJ Madrid. 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 3/26, Marques Wyatt, Mark Grant. Sat 3/27, Miles Maeda, Brad Owen. Fourth Sunday of every month, DJ Kevin spins UK punk, early hardcore, and new wave. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 4/1, Traxx, Matt Nee & Adam Killing, Johnny Love, Tobias & Trancid, John Simmons. Fri 4/2, Dayhota, Tortured Soul (live set), Sista Stroke. Sat 4/3, Josh Wink, Jevne, Miss Michaela. First Sunday of every month, DJs Rich & Banker spin 50s and 60s rock, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, and rocksteady. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 3/26, Greyboy (DJ set), 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.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 3/26, Lee Cabrera. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo. Fri 4/2, Junkie XL. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Tyrone. Thursdays, "Best of the 80s" with VJ Steven Farias (no cover). First Saturday of every month, DJ Stoney spins hip-hop. 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 3/26, Radio Flyer, Julius Buckland, Trackmaster D, Mixin' Margot, Manchild. Sat 3/27, DJ Riverman, Renan, MF, Nanotech, T.H.C., Filament, Kulprit, 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, neosoul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). 773-857-5212.

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 3/26, DJ Traxx, Venue, DJ Tobias spin at "Synth City." Sat 3/27, Jeff Mills, Szmurlo & Sanchez. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory, DJ Structure, Mach 1. Sat 4/3, George Acosta, Seneca, Peter Haze, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies. 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). Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 4/2, Gene Farris, Jason Hodges. 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

ERIC ANDERSEN Sun 4/4, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RUSS ARVIDSON, CHRIS MCNAMARA, ERIC & BETH CARLSON, PETE NORMAN & D.K. KOLARS, TIM LOCKMAN, CHESTER perform at the Sandwich Area Fire Victims benefit concert. Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad, Sandwich. 815-786-2555.

CRAWLING HANDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Mon 3/29, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

MICHAEL DONAGHY & RICHARD PETTENGILL Free Irish music concert. Thu 4/1, 8 PM, Commons, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5190 or 847-735-5277.

GERALD EVANS & THE PARADISE BLUEGRASS BAND, CHIRPS SMITH & HIS OLD TIME BAND All-ages. Sun 4/4, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-573-0443.

JUDITH-KATE FRIEDMAN, SLURS & INSULTS Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

GATLIN BROTHERS Sun 3/28, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

JOHN GORKA, JUSTIN ROTH Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

BRENDAN GRACE Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

ED HOLSTEIN, ELLA JENKINS, CORKY SIEGEL, FRED CAMPEAU & MITCH THOMAS, ED TRICKETT, KATHY O'HARA & DIANA LAFFEY, MARK DVORAK, MICHAEL MILES, BARBARA BARROW, KATHY COWAN, JIM DEWAN, JIM CRAIG, BARBARA SILVERMAN, CHRIS FARRELL, JIMMY T. & STEVE LEVITT, AL DAY, CHRIS WALZ, RICK NEELEY & others perform at a tribute to Fred Holstein; proceeds benefit Fred Holstein Scholarships for students at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Sat 4/3, 4:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NAOMI & BEN Free concert. Fri 3/26, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

OAK RIDGE BOYS Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

JOE SAMOJEDNY performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Ford. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

DEB TALEN & STEVE TANNEN Free concert. Fri 3/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KEN WALDMAN with Jordan Wankoff & others. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

DOC WATSON, DAVID HOLT Sold out. Sun 3/28, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Home Cookin' (in the pub). 773-478-4408.

AMERICAN DREAMS 207 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora: Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 630-859-0255.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Vernam Cipher (followed by an open stage). 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Dave Schultz & Chuck Pinney host the "Twang Night" showcase. 773-395-3002.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 3/28, Charlie Madigan. Mon 3/29, Barbara Silverman. 847-424-9800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30 PM, bluegrass jam. 773-384-8600.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Mon 3/29, 7:30 PM, Root Cellar. 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 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 and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 4/2, Urban Djin, Red Dust. 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.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: No cover. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Bluestack. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Sun 4/4, 2 PM, Academy of Irish Music. 773-473-5263.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/27, Pat Woods. Sun 3/28, Peter Haas. 847-706-1700.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 3/31, Joe Camarillo spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: 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 or 800-594-8499.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/26, Sprigs. Sat 3/27, Johnny Gleeson & Ted Healy. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Jeff & Vida. 708-788-2118.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/27, T.R. Ritchie. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

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

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Catfish Stephenson, Christine Costanzo. 773-465-8005.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/26, 6 PM, Jeff & Vida. 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 4/2, 9 PM, Big John Howell & the Born to Boogie Band. 312-337-3486.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/27, John Hasbrouck. 773-868-1857.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/26, Larkin Brothers. Sat 3/27, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 3/28, 8 PM, Solas, Gan Bua. Mon 3/29, 9:30 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOJOE'S CAFE LOUNGE 2256 W. Roscoe: Tue 3/30, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-388-1236.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 3/31, 7:30 PM, Larry O. Dean, Jackson Daly, Marvin Tate, Tommi Zender perform at "Folk You!" 847-869-0450.

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

SAVE MORE LIQUORS 4060 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 9 PM, Ray Hillburn & the Georgia Pines. 773-281-1444.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Wed 3/31, 7 PM, Sweet Accord. 773-338-0600.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 3/26, 8:15 PM, Rick Pickren. 630-969-9720.

WEST GATE COFFEEHOUSE 924 W. Madison: Sun 4/4, 3 PM, John Hasbrouck. 312-829-9378.

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

CAMPBELL BROTHERS, CALVIN COOKE See Critic's Choice. Sat 3/27, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LEFTY COLLINS & THE NO MERCY BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

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 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-642-6805.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 3/29, Stevie Doyle's S.R. 773-334-4040.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 3/26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sat 3/27, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Sundays, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mondays, Lil' Ed (acoustic show; no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 3/31, Chainsaw Dupont. Thu 4/1, Matthew Skoller. Fri 4/2, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 4/3, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Fri 4/2, and Sat 4/3, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Grana Louise, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 3/30, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/26, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. Sat 3/27, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 3/28, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Mon 3/29, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/30, Linsey Alexander. Wed 3/31, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam with Pistol Pete & Chico Banks. Thu 4/1, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 8 PM, Big D & His Band. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 3/26, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Cafe R&B (see Critic's Choice), Doug McDonald. Sat 3/27, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, W.C. Clark, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sun 3/28, Joanna Connor. Tue 3/30, Byther Smith. Wed 3/31, Jimmy Johnson. Thu 4/1, Johnny Rawls Revue. Fri 4/2, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks, Stan Skibby. Sat 4/3, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Rod Piazza, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. Sun 4/4, Quintus McCormick. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 3/26, 8:30 PM, Wampeters. 847-256-8870.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Fri 3/26 and Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 847-768-3000.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/26, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Sat 3/27, Mem Shannon & the Membership. 630-513-0074.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/27, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners. 847-516-0300.

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 4/3, 10 PM, Tab Benoit. 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: Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Tenry Johns Band. Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Downtown Charlie Brown Band (no cover). 630-416-4898.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 3/27, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 3/27, Slam Allen Band. Tue 3/30, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons. Thu 4/1, Mike Wheeler hosts an open mike. Sat 4/3, Willie Kent & the Gents. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Catfish Stephenson, Christine Costanzo. 773-465-8005.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sun 3/28, Matthew Skoller. Mon 3/29, Joanna Connor. 312-923-2000.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tue 3/30, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Byther Smith. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Phil Guy, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wed 3/31, Junior Wells Band performs at a screening of Don't Start Me Talkin': The Life Story of Junior Wells, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Les Getrex. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-477-4646.

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 3/27, Insomnia, Dawn O'Keefe Williams, Uncle Bob & the Bluzers with Ms. Etta (benefit for Noah Sanchez). 847-991-2420.

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.

THE LOFT 303 E. Kensington, Mount Prospect: Sat 4/3, 9 PM, Dawn Williams Band, Uncle Bob & the Bluzers with Ms. Etta. 847-670-0330.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 3/27, 9:30 PM, Strange Brew. 630-446-4001.

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/2, Smooth as Silk. Sat 4/3, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-688-8866.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/27, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 4/3, Little Big Men. 773-252-1155.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/27, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 773-267-5197.

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

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/26, Rankinfyle. Sat 3/27, Shirley King with Rankinfyle. Wed 3/31, Matthew Skoller Duo. Thu 4/1, 9 Miles Band hosts a pro jam. Fri 4/2, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. Sat 4/3, Expresso Blues Band. 847-266-1313.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express host the blues jam. Mondays, Carlos Johnson & friends. 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. Wednesdays and Fri 3/26, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 3/27, Billy Boy Arnold, Bob Stroger, James Wheeler. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 4/2, Uvee Hayes, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 4/3, Lurrie Bell. 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 3/30, Marty Sammon. Thu 4/1, Rockin' Johnny. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/26, Joanna Connor. Sat 3/27, Eddie King. Fri 4/2, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 3/29, Bottom Feeders. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/26, Dave Specter. Mon 3/29, Continental. 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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/3, Eddie Butts Band. 630-264-2739.

WINE & ROSES 1130 S. Main, Algonquin: Thu 4/1, 8 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 847-658-7641.

Jazz

Concerts

DAVID BERKMAN QUARTET Free concert. Mon 3/29, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs Lalo Schifrin's Gillespiana and Slide Hampton's Africa Suite under the direction of Jon Faddis. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 312-344-6269.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA performs a tribute to Wes Montgomery with guitarist Bobby Broom; see Critic's Choice. Sun 3/28, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

RICHARD ELIOT, PAUL TAYLOR, GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF LORBER Benefit for the Grover Washington Jr. Protect the Dream Foundation. Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

PETER LERNER Free concert. Fri 3/26, 7 PM, Soka Gakkai International, 1455 S. Wabash. 312-913-1211.

MILLARD NORTH HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND AND SWING CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JANE MONHEIT Sat 3/27, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

KELLI RICH performs a tribute to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington. Sun 3/28, 4 PM, Some Like It Black, 4500 S. Michigan. 773-374-2660.

MARTEZ RUCKER performs at the "Jazz Supper Club." Fri 3/26, 6:30 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

HECTOR SILVIERA Y SU ORQUESTA Free concert. Fri 4/2, 7 PM, West Pullman Park Cultural Center, 401 W. 123rd. 312-427-1676.

BRAD WHEELER with Laurence Hobgood, John Moulder, Rob Amster, Frank Parker. Sun 3/28, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

BRAD WHEELER TRIO Free concert. Tue 3/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Jazz

Clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, Steve Zuterek Trio. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/26, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 3/27, 9:30 PM, Alejo Poveda Sextet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 3/30, 5:30 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 4/2, noon, Franz Jackson. Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Everett Greene. 312-642-6805.

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

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 3/28, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Jasper Stone. Sun 3/28 through Sat 4/3, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 3/30, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-334-4040.

BASTA PASTA 6733 N. Olmsted: Fridays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Mark Chapin Trio. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Saura Trio. 773-763-0667.

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 3/26 and Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, BMR4. Fri 4/2, 7:30 PM, Bobby Hutton. Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Jose Valdes. 630-574-2155.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 4/2, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Sat 4/3, 8:30 PM, Jim O'Connell All-Star Band. 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.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/26, David Jennings Acoustic Ensemble. Sat 3/27, Jim Baker/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Michael Zerang Trio. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 3/27, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sun 3/28, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 3/27, Terry Andrews. Fri 4/2, Steve Ramsdell Duo. Sat 4/3, Barry Winograd & Zvonimir Tot. 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 3/26 and Fri 4/2, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 3/27, Ed Coward Quartet. Thu 4/1, Bob Davis Trio. Sat 4/3, Ed Coward Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: First Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 312-697-0975.

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

DOS HERMANOS second floor, Sears Tower, 233 S. Wacker: Thu 4/1, 5:30 PM, BMR4. 312-993-0527.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 3/30, 9:30 PM, Loose Assembly. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 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 4/4, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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

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

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

GIBSON'S 5464 River Rd., 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: Fri 3/26, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Dan Peters Jump Swing Septet. 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 3/26, 9 PM, and Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Astral Project. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/28, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 3/29, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 3/31, 9 PM, Tom Garling Sextet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/2, 9 PM, and Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Ingrid Jensen's Project O. Sun 4/4, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (tribute to Billie Holiday). 773-878-5552.

GRIDLEY'S 4868 Rte. 83, Long Grove: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Bryan Allmann Quartet. 847-478-3663.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/26, 5:30 PM, Rene Marie (benefit for Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers). Sat 3/27, 10:30 PM, Tiempo Libre. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Tue 3/30, 8 PM, Motion Trio. Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre & the Light. Sun 4/4, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque. 312-362-9707.

THE HOUSE 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb: Tue 3/30, 8 PM, David Berkman Quartet. 815-748-2880.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 3/28, Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Frank Rosaly. Sun 4/4, Geof Bradfield, Ted Sirota, Clark Sommers. 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 3/26 through Sun 3/28, Winard Harper Sextet. Tue 3/30 through Sun 4/4, Pat Martino Quintet (see Critic's Choice). 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. Sun 3/28, 4 PM, Brother John Quartet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Brother John. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Fri 3/26, 10 PM, Dan Trudell's Funky Trio. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 3/29, 9 PM, George Freeman & John Whitfield, Joanie Pallatto & Sparrow. Tue 3/30, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Sat 4/3, 10 PM, Paris Delane. 773-348-7592.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 3/30, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Wed 3/31, 7:30 PM, Kick the Cat, Mike Ferro's Town Sound. 773-871-3757.

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 3/26, 9 PM, Outsiders. Tue 3/30, 9 PM, Three Blind Mice. Fri 4/2, 9 PM, and Sat 4/3, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 3/26, 5-8 PM, Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago (no cover). 847-869-0450.

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 3/28, Bradley Williams. Mon 3/29, Bill Peterson. Tue 3/30, Larry Luchowski. Wed 3/31, Dennis Luxion. 312-787-9596.

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 3/26, Hinda Hoffman Quartet with Ron Perrillo. Thursdays and Sat 3/27, Bob Perna & Persistance. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Wed 3/31, Neal Alger Trio. 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. Mondays, Don Tisch Quintet. 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.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Fri 4/2, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 4/3, BMR4. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tue 3/30, Mark Madsen (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 Dr.: Fridays, 7 PM, Jazz Masters with Gina Gibson. 773-288-5800.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 4/1, 9 PM, Ken Chaney Xperience with Duke Payne, Kaliq Woods, and discopoet Khari B. 312-492-6100.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 4/1, Jeff Parker, Nori Tanaka. 773-276-7036.

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

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 3/27, Elaine Dame Duo. Sat 4/3, Q-Blue. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 3/28, Elaine Dame Trio. Sun 4/4, 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 3/26 and Sat 3/27, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sun 3/28, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 4/4, 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 3/26, Dennis Luxion & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 3/27, Kelly Brand Duo. Sun 3/28, JoAnn Daugherty. Tue 3/30 and Wed 3/31, Bill Peterson. 630-598-9777.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tue 3/30, 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.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Mon 3/29, 10 PM, Shane Jonas Sextet, Nick Torres Quintet, Nia Quintet. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

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 4/4, 6 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-334-7168.

THREE PILLARS WELLNESS CENTER 1516 E. 53rd: Sundays, 3-5 PM, Avreeayl Ra hosts "Meditation in Motion: An Interactive Sound Healing-Performance Workshop," with Nicole Mitchell, Alex, Dr. Albert Gunn, Aquilla. 773-363-7607.

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.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Wed 3/31, Ben Gray & friends. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Eldee Young; 1:30 AM, jam session. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/26, David Boykin with Karl E.H. Seigfried & Mike Reed. Sat 3/27, Isaiah Spencer Quintet with Fred Anderson. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis & friends. 312-791-9050.

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

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

International

Concerts

BONGA Free concert. Wed 3/31, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MINIANKA AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE ENSEMBLE Free concert as part of the "AfroFolk Live" series, with a dance performance by Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company (preceded by a Haitian dance workshop at 6 PM). Sat 4/3, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

SONIDO ISLENO Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 3/31, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

International

Clubs

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 3/27, 10:30 PM, Tiempo Libre. Tue 3/30, 8 PM, Motion Trio. Fri 4/2, 7 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie & Afrikinia, African American Unity Ensemble. Sat 4/3, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. Fri 4/2, 10 PM, Rembetika. 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.

ZZA ZZO 551 N. Ogden: Fri 3/26, 9 PM, Grupo Cha Cha Cha (no cover). 312-733-9000.

Classical

ACAPPELLAGO Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 115 Oak, North Aurora. Sun 3/28, 3 PM, Naperville Congregational Church, 1 Bunting Lane, Naperville. 708-484-3797, ext. 2.

PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI piano (Bach, Szymanowski). See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/28, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE & VLADIMIR FELTSMAN with piano students of DePaul University in a free all-Rachmaninoff program. Thu 4/1, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY CHORALE (Mozart, Brahms, Barber, Sweelinck, Hawley, Lauridsen). Thu 4/1, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BRYNGELSON-LAUGHLIN DUO in a free concert (Piazzolla, Francaix, Ibert, Sor, Castelnuovo-Tedesco). Sun 4/4, 3 PM, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-0216.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 3/31, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams conducts settings of Shakespeare (Vaughan Williams & others). Sun 3/28, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. Fri 4/2, 7:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Haydn, Hindemith, Dvorak). Mon 3/29, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas conducts a free concert (Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak). Sun 4/4, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CHORALE Bruce Tammen, conductor (Mozart/Levin, Purcell, Chilcott, Golovanov, Distler, Gretchaninoff). Sat 4/3, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-667-4571.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Copland, Handel, Poulenc, Mitchell, Goossens, R. Strauss, Arnold). Sun 3/28, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-889-4206.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with pianist Gary Graffman (Haydn, Higdon, Dvorak). Sun 4/4, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, 8 PM, and Tue 3/30, 7:30 PM, Andrey Boreyko, conductor, with soprano Waltraud Meier (Franck, Chausson, Prokofiev). Thu 4/1 and Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Alan Gilbert, conductor, with violinist Tai Murray (Sibelius, Bernstein, Nielsen). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA William Eddins, conductor (Rimsky-Korsakov, Rodrigo, Albeniz, Falla, Bizet). Sat 4/3, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Andrey Boreyko, conductor (Turnage, Shostakovich). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 3/29, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 4/3, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

AMY CONN, ANITA RIEDER MILLER, LIZ KNOWLES, AVI STEIN & CHASE PAMELA MORRISON voice, traverso flute, violin, harpsichord & cello, in a free concert (Oswald, Munro, Kelly, Marshall & others). Sun 3/28, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Bobby Wei (Grieg, Beethoven, Fielding, Wagner). Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with pianist Stewart Goodyear (Mozart, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Borodin). Fri 4/2, 8:30 PM, Sat 4/3, 8 PM, and Sun 4/4, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with flutist Linda Chatterton (Mozart, Foss, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sun 3/28, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR performs music from Mozart's Requiem. Free admission. Sun 4/4, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

LEON FLEISHER in a solo piano recital (Bach, Kirchner, Sessions, Perle, Brahms, Schubert). Sat 4/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/26, 12:10 PM, organist Sean Vogt. Fri 4/2, 12:10 PM, oboist Jennet Ingle & pianist Paul Hamilton. 312-787-4570.

FULCRUM POINT in a new-music program (Takemitsu, Gordon, Britten, Tower, Lacy). Tue 3/30, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. 312-334-7777.

OSCAR GHIGLIA guitar (Bach, Sor, Ponce). Sun 3/28, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

GREEK WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY CLUB NATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION FINALISTS Sat 3/27, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 773-338-0346.

BENJAMIN HOCHMAN piano. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

KAIROS vocal quartet (Hildegard von Bingen, Bach, Faure, Barnwell). Fri 3/26, 7:30 PM, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 124 N. Spring, LaGrange. 708-352-0168.

JEFF KOWALKOWSKI ENSEMBLE in a PAC/edge Performance Festival program (Kowalkowski, Cole, Robbinson-Parran, Senate). Sun 4/4, 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor (Nicolai, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev). Sun 3/28, 3:30 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 312-409-5670.

LANG LANG piano (Schumann, Haydn, Schubert, Tan Dun, Chopin, Liszt). Sun 4/4, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

KRISTIN LEE violin, with pianist Rohan De Silva (Schubert, Beethoven, Faure, Wieniawski). Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHORUS & CHAMBER SINGERS Wayland Rogers conducts a free concert (Vivaldi, Handel, F. Haydn, M. Haydn, Mendelssohn). Wed 3/31, 7:30 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

STEVEN LUBIN fortepiano, in a free lecture-concert (Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart). Thu 4/1, 1 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5726.

STEVEN LUBIN fortepiano. Sun 4/4, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

MILLENNIUM OPERA COMPANY Carol Berger, conductor, with tenor Hans Aschenbach (Wagner, R. Strauss, J. Strauss, Brahms, Humperdinck & others). Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson. 888-270-5990.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT RECITAL in a free concert. Fri 3/26, 6:30 and 8:15 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

STUDENTS OF THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO in a free children's concert. Sun 3/28, 1 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer conducts a program of opera excerpts (Wagner, Lehar, Massenet, R. Strauss). Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH SHORE UNITARIAN CHURCH CHOIR & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Wayland Rogers, conductor (Vivaldi, Haydn, Mendelssohn). Sun 3/28, 9:15 and 11:15 AM, North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day, Deerfield. 773-227-6383.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with soprano Sharon Quattrin, violist Charles Pikler & the Roosevelt University Women's Ensemble (Debussy, Bruch, Albeniz, Mozart, Duparc, Holst). Sun 4/4, 4 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP in an opera scene recital (Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Gilbert & Sullivan). Free admission. Thu 4/1, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

OAKTON QUARTET in a free concert (Mozart, Albeniz, Ravel, Adamczyk). Sun 4/4, 2 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-376-2787.

MENAHEM PRESSLER piano, with violinist Blair Milton, violist Yukiko Ogura & cellist Stephen Balderston (Brahms & others). Sun 4/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 4/3, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CARL RATNER, MATT AGNEW & JANE KENAS HELLER baritone, cello & piano (Handel, Tchaikovsky & others). Sun 3/28, 4 PM, private residence, call for location. 773-442-4978.

DESIREE RUHSTRAT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, SANG MEE LEE, CLAUDIA LASAREFF-MIRONOFF & ABRAHAM STOKMAN violin, cello, violin, viola & piano, perform music of Zhou Long. Sun 3/28, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CHOIR, MOTET CHOIR & SCHOLA ANTIQUA OF CHICAGO Randi Von Ellefson conducts a Holy Week concert of liturgical music. Sun 4/4, 7 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP (Rossini, Mozart, J. Strauss, Nicolai, Menotti). Fri 3/26 and Sat 3/27, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

GRAHAM SCOTT piano, in a free concert. Mon 3/29, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS (Nielsen, Arnold, Milhaud). Sun 3/28, 4:05 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY BAND Ray Forlenza, conductor (Gershwin, Copland, Lloyd Webber, Williams, Sousa). Sat 3/27, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

ERICK SUTER organ. Sun 3/28, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor & trombone, with conductor Ho Chung Yeh & trumpeter John Hagstrom (Brahms, Casterede, Muhlfeld). Sun 3/28, 4 PM (with preconcert discussion at 3:15 PM), First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

ANATOLIY TORCHINSKIY piano, in a free concert (Debussy, Brahms, Haydn, Schumann, Chopin, Ginastera). Sun 4/4, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-2293.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar. Fri 4/2, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636 or 773-442-5921.

JEAN & KENNETH WENTWORTH perform four-hand music for piano (Mozart, Brahms, Schubert). Fri 3/26, 11 AM, Chicago Chamber Music Society, 626 N. Michigan. 847-540-5708.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor (Falla, Ginastera, Turina, Mozart). Sat 3/27, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:15 PM), Morton West High School, 2400 S. Home, Berwyn. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND James Warrick, conductor. Fri 3/26, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ROGER WRIGHT piano, in a free concert. Wed 3/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Fairs & Festivals

10TH ANNUAL INDOOR BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL Holiday Inn Select, 1801 N. Naper Blvd., Naperville: Fri 3/26, 7 PM, Harman Family; 7:45 PM, Open Road; 8:30 PM, Williams & Clark Expedition; 9:20 PM, Chapmans; 10:05 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water. Sat 3/27, 10:30 AM, open stage; 1 PM, Special Consensus; 1:45 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water; 2:30 PM, Pine Mountain Railroad; 3:20 PM, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike; 4:05 PM, Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys; 7 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water; 7:45 PM, Special Consensus; 8:30 PM, Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys; 9:20 PM, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike; 10:05 PM, Pine Mountain Railroad. Sun 3/28, 1 PM, Clearwater Connection; 1:30 PM, fiddle contest. 217-243-3159.

Miscellaneous

ALDEN-CONGER HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND CHOIR Free concert. Fri 3/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MICHAEL JACOBS performs contemporary Native American music. Sun 4/4, 1 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-328-4292.

GUNNAR MADSEN Children's concert. Sun 4/4, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CONCERT with an "instrument petting zoo" and other group activities for children. Sun 3/28, 1 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concerts; 4 PM shows sold out. Sat 3/27, 11 AM and 4 PM, FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn. 708-788-2118. Sun 3/28, 11 AM and 4 PM, Nevin's Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston. 847-869-0450.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 3/26, Hinton Community High School Band. Mon 3/29, Helen Donovan & Ron Reynolds. Wed 3/31, Chicago Public School All City Dance Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

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