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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

TONY ANDRIACCHI performs "With a Little Help From My Friends." Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

ALEXANDRA BILLINGS performs "The Songs That Got Away: The Unknown Judy Garland." Fri 4/23, 8 PM, and Sat 4/24, 2 and 8 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

BILLIONS, WATASHI WA, BILL MALLONEE Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 800-965-9324.

MARY J. BLIGE, GLENN LEWIS, MARIO WINANS Sat 5/1, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

BLUE DAHLIA provides the sound track at a screening of the 16-mm film 7 Chances. Sat 5/1, 4 PM, Doc Films, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8289.

JOHN BRODEUR Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 2 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

BUCKINGHAMS, GRASS ROOTS, TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS, HERMAN'S HERMITS WITH PETER NOONE, GARY LEWIS Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CAREEN Free in-store performance. Wed 4/28, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS performs "Low Hanging Fruit." Fri 4/23, 8 PM, and Sat 4/24, 5 and 8:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-296-0541.

LLOYD COLE, DAVE DERBY Sat 5/1, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

THE COLLECTIVE Free hip-hop and break dancing concert. Mon 4/26, noon, student center lounge, Building A, Harper College, Roselle & Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performance. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LARRY O. DEAN Free in-store performance. Sat 5/1, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MARK DENARDO, JOHN SHEFFIELD, MILES TILMAN, CALLE ROACH & NICK ALVAREZ, DJ BEAUX perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar in Section Two); all-ages. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-837-0145.

DISKETTE, WE ARE A BAND, WE ARE IN LOVE, ELIZABETH HILL Sun 5/2, 9 PM, the Attic, 320 N. Second, De Kalb. 815-787-3875.

RICHARD FAMMEREE, LINNAEUS Richard Fammeree performs with violinist & vocalist Melissa Dittmann and ballerina Jeanette Aylward; Linnaeus performs with keyboardist Aki Nitta & percussionist Sven Oscar; poet Arica Hilton also performs. Sun 4/25, 7 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

FIVE BY DESIGN performs "Club Swing." Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

NELLY FURTADO All-ages. Fri 4/30, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BILL GAITHER Sat 5/1, 6 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

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

HUMBUGS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/23, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

HUSHDROPS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

INDIGO GIRLS, KELLY HOGAN All-ages. Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

INDIGO GIRLS, CORDERO Sold out. Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

CUI JIAN All-ages. Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JOHNNY L. Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PAULA KELLEY Free in-store performance. Fri 4/23, 6 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

STEVE KRAKOW, REBECCA GATES, THE LAY ALL OVER ITS, JOHN KLOS, TARA GRAYSON, ROYAL WE, ADAM SCOTT perform at an opening for Johanna Billing's film and live music project "You Don't Love Me Yet." Fri 4/30, 6 PM, Vedanta Gallery, 835 W. Washington. 312-432-0708.

KWAME & WAN AFRIKA Free concert as part of the "AfroFolk Live" series (preceded by an acoustic, roots, rock, and reggae workshop at 6 PM). Sat 4/24, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

TALIB KWELI, JEAN GRAE, PRIMERIDIAN, RAISLAN & SKIP LAVA Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. 773-493-8696.

ADRIAN LEGG Sun 5/2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LOS LOBOS, NICHOLAS TREMULIS ORCHESTRA Fri 4/30, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MAGIC RECORDING EYE, DENIM AND DIAMONDS, BUNNYBRAINS, J+J+J, DJ JUNKROC perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar in Section Two). Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. 773-837-0145.

ANDREA MARCOVICCI Fri 4/30, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

MARIZEN Free in-store performance. Sun 4/25, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MIGGS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MURS, PERCEPTIONISTS, SA SMASH See Critic's Choice; all-ages. Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

NEW HORIZONS BAND Free concert. Tue 4/27, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

OCTOBER Free in-store performance. Mon 4/26, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

DANIEL O'DONNELL Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

STANLEY PAUL ORCHESTRA performs at a gala benefit for the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Fri 4/30, 6:30 PM, Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 312-739-0120, ext. 44.

LAWRENCE PETERS & CRAIG PREHN perform at the closing-night party for the Video Mundi festival. Sat 4/24, 11:30 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N.

Milwaukee (second floor). 773-342-4597.

POI DOG PONDERING, ROCKETS OVER SWEDEN All-ages. Sat 5/1, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

POLKAHOLICS Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln. 773-561-8191.

REFORMA, EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT, DIGITAL KILL Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Cortelyou Commons, DePaul University, 2324 N. Fremont. 773-325-7308.

DAMIEN RICE, FRAMES Sold out. Tue 4/27, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SPIDER SALOFF performs "It Had to Be You: A Night of Great Chicago Songwriters." Thu 4/29 and Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

AMANDA SENA Free in-store performance. Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SHESUS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

SISSEL Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, GOD FORBID Sold out. Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

SMOKING FISH performs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's 7th annual Sunshine Bash to benefit research and treatment of Acute Liver Failure (preceded by a dinner and silent auction). Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie. 312-926-7133.

SNOW PATROL See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Sun 4/25, 2 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

STROKES, RAVEONETTES Sold out. Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

CRAIG TAUNMANN, ALBERTO MIZRAHI perform at the 3rd annual Arnold H. Kaplan Memorial Concert. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-868-5119.

THURSDAY, POISON THE WELL, ENGINE DOWN, SPITALFIELD All-ages. Mon 4/26, 6 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

TRACY & THE PLASTICS, QUAILS, NOMY LAMM, MARRIAGE Sun 4/25, 6 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-254-5356.

UNIVERSITY OF HIP-HOP, GAMALIEL RAMIREZ & SIJISFREDO AVILES, CESAR CASAMAYOR, POETIC JUSTICE, TIM AVERY perform at a celebration of May Day and Cinco de Mayo. Sun 5/2, 1 PM, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 2739 W. Division. 773-446-9920, ext. 207.

USA IS A MONSTER, VIALKA, WEATHER, MONSTER DUDES Mon 4/26, 8 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-677-1353.

VAGUE Free in-store performance. Fri 4/30, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

YELLOWCARD, SOMETHING CORPORATE, FORMAT, SLEEPING AT LAST Sold out. Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Savath & Savalas (see Critic's Choice), Juana Molina, DJ Nobody (18 & over). Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Future Rock. Tue 4/27, 9 PM, Push Stars, Braam, Ladies and Gentlemen. Wed 4/28, 9 PM, Evan and Jaron, Adam Wyle (18 & over). Thu 4/29, 8 PM, the Alarm. Fri 4/30, 7:30 PM, Off Broadway, EIEIO, Enuff Z'nuff, Dolly Varden, Supermint, Bradburys, Stingray Green perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Evan Dando, Robbie Fulks, All Systems Go. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike X, DJ Too Much Funk. 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.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/30, Second Hand Poets. 630-778-9090.

BACCHUS NIBBLES 20817 Quentin, Lake Zurich: Fridays, 10 PM, Evan Frazer. 847-438-3212.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 4/29, BLT. 773-334-4040.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Fri 4/23, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts

spin breaks, funk, soul, and hip-hop. Wednesdays, open turntables. 773-395-3002.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, M.O.T.O., Piper Downs, Goldstars, Handcuffs, Vestals, Swinger, Webstirs, My Record Player perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Second Sound, Unique Chique, Pomes. Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Q-Blue performs at the Mish Mash variety show, with monologues by Kenneth Yoder, a performance by Park Avenue Produce, and improv by Broken Pilgrims. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/27, 9 PM, Johnny Rev. Wed 4/28, 9 PM, Red Effect, Paul Draws a Blank, Lacona. Thu 4/29, 7:30 PM, Frisbie, Riots, Nice Device, High Strung, Rants, Hard Lessons, GT40s, Abbeys perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Delafields, Cutters, Revelator, Inchworm. Sat 5/1, 1 PM, Gidgets Ga Ga, Bazooka Jones, Neil Traynor & the Emergency Broadcast System, Leave, Vague, Fooled by April, Oohs perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule); 7:30 PM, Waxwings, Lackloves, Myracle Brah, Winnerys, Contrast perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). 773-281-4444.

BIG BAR Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker: Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson plays piano; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 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: Thu 4/29, 9 PM, Echo Farm. 773-770-2039.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike for hip-hop and freestyle battles hosted by Monsoon, with DJ Journey. 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.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin until 10 PM-2 AM nightly, until 3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, Analog Addicts spin hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae, and rock. Tuesdays, DJ F'n Bauer spins local music (bands may bring in CDs). Wednesdays, Smilax & DJ Sleez E spin electro. Thursdays, DJ Megs & Simple Steve spin 80s music. 773-384-0701.

BOHICA BAR & GRILL 5518 S. Archer: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/23, Flapjacks. Sat 4/24, Dollhouse. Wednesdays, DJ Vic. 773-581-0397.

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 4/23, 6 PM, Against Me, Planes Mistaken for Stars, No Choice, Fuel for Fire (all-ages); 10 PM, Low Flying Owls (see Spot Check), Layaways, Aireil. Sat 4/24, 5 PM, A Static Lullaby, Bled, Silverstein, Paris TX, Classic Case (all-ages); 10 PM, New Model Army. Sun 4/25, 6 PM, Project 86, Stripping the Pistol, Leroy Fix (all-ages). Mon 4/26, 8 PM, Seachange (see Spot Check), the Race, Narrator (18 & over). Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Radio 4, Fever, Disc Jockey CB (18 & over). Sat 5/1, 5 PM, Renaissance, Ryan's Hope, Article 57, Knuckleduster (all-ages); 10 PM, Outrageous Cherry, Clyde Federal. Sun 5/2, 5:30 PM, Sour Deluxe, Gelheads, Faded perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule; all-ages); 9 PM, Pelican, Sweet Cobra, Cougars (benefit for lymphedema and breast cancer awareness; 18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/23, Breakfast. Sat 4/24, Vendooza, Krates. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam, Vince Welnick. Mondays, 10 PM, Charmain & Joey Busch host karaoke. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Thu 4/29, Apollo Project. Fri 4/30, Free Space. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 5/1, 9:30 PM, Myths of Truth. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S ROCK 'N' ROLL GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 4/23, Lisa Rainz. Sun 4/25, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 4/30, Paul Allodi. 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. Fri 4/23, 8:30 PM, Spare Change. Sat 4/24, 8:30 PM, Casey McDonough. Sun 4/25, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Zack Karr. Tue 4/27, 7:30 PM, Becky Johnson. Fri 4/30, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. Sat 5/1, 8:30 PM, Salt 'N' Silver. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sundays, Nightwatch. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Phil Angotti & the Idea. 312-922-6392.

CARLUCCI'S 1801 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 630-512-0990.

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.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Kyra Auslander, Jeff Carpenter, John Engelmann, Marla Gal. 773-743-5650.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Hat Guys. Sat 4/24, noon, Todd Donnelly; 10 PM, Mr. Meyers. Sun 4/25, noon, Matthew McBride; 8:30 PM, Patrick Kelly. Tue 4/27, 8:30 PM, Voices Lite. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 4/29, 9 PM, Hare. Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes Band. 630-953-7095.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Drunken Style. Sun 4/25, 5:30 PM, "Battle of the Bands." Wed 4/28, 7:15 PM, Shred, Whut, Inner Rage of Emotion, Gravatus (all-ages). Fri 4/30, 8:30 PM, Illucid Garden, Alternate End. Sat 5/1, 9 PM, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). 847-836-8820.

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 4/23, Reckoning (R.E.M. tribute). Sat 4/24, Underwater People. Fri 4/30, Karma Tease, Stolie, Sounddrifter. Sat 5/1, Jimmy Kingsway Band. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 4/23, 10:30 PM, Fabulous Janes. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 4/30, 10:30 PM, Seattle. Sat 5/1, 10:30 PM, Seventh Heaven. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/23, Voices Lite. 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, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 4/23 and Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael perform "I Hear Music." Fri 4/23, 10:30 PM, Suzy Petri, Carla Gordon, Ty Perry, Hilary Ann Feldman, Joel Kopishke perform "From the Ridiculous to the Sublime," directed by Dan Stetzel. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson performs "Keeping Love Alive"; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Thu 4/29, 8 PM, John Vincent Mahady. Fri 4/30, 10:30 PM, Suzy Petri & Robert Whorton perform "Hooray for Hollywood!," directed by Ron Jung. Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Denise Tomasello; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 5/2, 3 PM, Peggy Johns. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 4/25, DJs Corey & Adam. Mon 4/26, DJ Jessica spins punk. Tue 4/27, Horizontal Action DJs. Wed 4/28, Joe Camarillo. Thu 4/29, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Raised on Zenith, Anatomic, Band Called Pharisee, Seldom, On a Dime, Grigori 3, Lutraphobia, Amined. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Dedkor, Run Logan, 9mm, Blu Magoo, Over Man, Source of Life, Mellow Minds, Risk of Faith. Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Misunderstood, Wretched, Aberrant, Eighty Sick, Quick Change, Then Nine Six, Hybreed, Faceless. Tue 4/27, 9 PM, Terminal Bliss (see Spot Check), Heavenly States, Bicycle Tricycle. Wed 4/28, 9 PM, Soul Demise, War Machine, High Speed Dirt. Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Misguided Youth, Rachael's Surrender, Ghettobillies, the Shiv, Water on Electricity, Kongfuzi, Camp Element, Prolixon. Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Interociter, Flood Ritual, Crankchest, Fifty Caliber, Inner Chains, Urn, Vesticant, Downfall. Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Mad Hornet After Hour, Haegar's Bend, Zen Feat, Chestafried, Voodoo Monkey Child, Licks, Stellar Road, Apollo Project. Sun 5/2, 8 PM, All Systems Halt, Angry Souls, Brokn, Low Chain, Acid Dime 7, 53 Minutes, Adrenaline, Ethyline. 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 4/23, Covergurl. Sat 4/24, Cousin It. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 4/29, Seventh Heaven. Fri 4/30, Aunt Janet. Sat 5/1, 16 Candles. 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 4/23, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 4/24, 10:30 PM, Swamp Honkys. Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Dance Climax. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 4/28, 9:30 PM, Catfight. Thu 4/29, 10:30 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Thelonious Funk. Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Hello Dave. 847-358-9150.

85 BRINK 85 Brink, Crystal Lake: Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 815-788-8585.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Boxkar, Gelheads, Doggybag. Sat 4/24, 9:45 PM, Dropped Once, Nine Spot, Forgotten Four, Twelve Ax. Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Sumo, Ataba. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Tue 4/27, 8:30 PM, Jason Blake Band, Dirty Blue. Wed 4/28, 9 PM, This Side Up, Bifunkal, Austin Willacy. Thu 4/29, 8:45 PM, New Breed, Ryan Auffenburg, Jimmy Newquist. Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Shades of Fiction, Mindsight, Sudden Dark, Naked & Shameless. Sat 5/1, 9:30 PM, Pray for the Soul of Betty, Arbo, One Below Nothing, Sound Mob. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 4/25, 7 PM, DJ JR Nelson spins at a spoken-word performance by Mark E. Smith (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Snow Patrol (see Spot Check), Carina Round. Mon 4/26, 9:30 PM, Beauty Pill, All City Affairs, Canasta (see Spot Check; no cover). Tue 4/27, 9:30 PM, LCD Soundsystem (see Critic's Choice), Eternals, DJ Jordan Zawideh. Wed 4/28, 9:30 PM, Deerhoof (see Critic's Choice), 54-71, Head of Femur. Thu 4/29, 10 PM, Baby Teeth, Manishevitz, Danger Adventure. Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Bang! Bang!, Audreys, Blackouts. Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Sights, Death From Above, Rants, Voltage. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Too Shy. Sat 4/24, Alex & the All-Stars. Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. Sat 5/1, Tumbleweed. 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 4/23 and Thu 4/29, Hydro. Sat 4/24, Flex Crew. Sun 4/25 and Fri 4/30, Indika. Wednesdays, Shockwave & Matrix. Sat 5/1 and Sun 5/2, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/23, Jack the Lad. Sat 4/24, DJ Marcus. Fri 4/30, Michael Heaton Band. 312-836-0066.

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 4/23, 8 PM, Only Sons. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Shortcuts. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by David Bruce. Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 4/30, 8 PM, JP & the Cats. Sat 5/1, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Somewhere in Between. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea (with featured performers at 9 PM). 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. 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 4/23, 6 PM, As I Lay Dying, Everytime I Die, Black Dahlia Murder, Scarlet; 10 PM, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Sat 4/24, 5 PM, Northstar, Moneen, the Fight, Park; 9 PM, Chin Up Chin Up, the Ghost, Hot Machines, Mt. St. Helens, M.O.T.O. (benefit for the Chris Saathoff Foundation). Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Dropsonic, Riddle of Steel, My Hotel Year, Wadsworth. Wed 4/28, 8 PM, A-Frames, Red-Eyed Legends, Headache City, Fucking Werewolves. Thu 4/29, 6 PM, Hotcross, Lick Golden Sky, American Heritage, Wolf & Cub, Coliseum; 10 PM, Hawnay Troof, Electrocute (see Spot Check), Safety Pin, the Planet The. Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Boyskout, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard, DJ J2K. Sat 5/1, 6 PM, Strike Anywhere, Challenger, Paint It Black, Regress; 10 PM, Ela, Roosevelt Franklin, Dujeous. Sun 5/2, 5 PM, Rivethead, Off With Their Heads, Folly. 773-486-2700.

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Peter Quinn. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Roots Rock Society. 847-367-6168.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Paladins, Torturing Elvis. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). Thu 4/29, 9 PM, Down the Line, May or May Not. Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Rico. Sat 5/1, 9:30 PM, Heartsfield, Big Breakfast. 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 4/23, Underbelly. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Wastelands, Timmy MC & Trajik with a Widespread Panic tribute and comic Tim Husted. Wed 4/28, 9 PM, Jim & James host an open mike (no cover). 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 4/23, 9:30 PM, Buddy Nuisance (no cover). Fri 4/30, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. 630-416-4898.

FULTON LOUNGE 955 W. Fulton Market: Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Anny, Jennifer Peterson & Randy Morris perform at "Destiny: An Evening Honoring the Feminine Spirit." 312-942-9500.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/23, At First Light, Latest Church Bus, One Mo. Mon 4/26, Jeremiah Stone. Wed 4/28, Songwriter Joe. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 4/30, Bleeding Turnips, Satori. 773-489-5471.

GAPEESH 550 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Fri 4/23 and Fri 4/30, 7 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 847-433-5515.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Mark Przeradowski; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 4/24, Thu 4/29, and Sat 5/1, 7:30 PM, Alexandra St. James & Jason Krumwiede. Sat 4/24, Thu 4/29, and Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 4/25, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 4/26, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 4/27, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 4/28, 8 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 4/30, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 4/23 and Fri 4/30, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, and Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 4/26, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 4/27 through Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 4/24, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 4/25, 11 PM, Duenow performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Major's Junction. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Somewhere in Between, Lady & the Tramp. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Mark Zeus & the Thunderboltz. Sat 4/24, 1:30 PM, Phil Angotti, Maxtone Four, Fuglees, Wonderdrug, Humbugs, Tim Casey & the Martyrs, Shifties perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule); 7:30 PM, Millions, Second Saturday, Splitsville, Johnny Monaco, Paula Kelley, Kelly's Heels, Popular Genius, Suzy Brack & the New Jack Lords perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Tue 4/27, 7:30 PM, Jeremy, Ringles, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Raquel's Boys, Herb Eimerman, Glowfriends, Terry Eason, Julian Leal perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Thu 4/29, 9 PM, Riviera, Paper Airplane Pilots, Telectro. Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Devil May Care, Straight Jack, Johnny Letcher. Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Wanamaker, Cynthia G. Mason, Telenovela. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 4/28, Robert Cruz & Alan Scapone perform at "U-Lock Rock." Thu 4/29, Duenow. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, DJ Masta Ventura. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pete Wolf. Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Drivers. Sat 5/1, 9 PM, Thelonious Funk. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/23 and Fri 4/30, 6 PM, Danny Black & Sarah Staskauskas. Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Thin Man, Roommate (benefit for the Video Mundi festival). Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Apparitions, Kite Club; 11 PM, DJ CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Thu 4/29, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Billy Schuh & the Foundry, David Singer & the Sweet Science. Sat 5/1, 9 PM, Pleasant Grove, Red Thread. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 4/23, 9:30 PM, Pat McCurdy. Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Sticky Tongue Farm. Wed 4/28, 9 PM, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 4/30, 9:30 PM, Deal's Gone Bad, First Name Basis. Sat 5/1, 9:30 PM, Hazing Kate, Gold Coast Refuse. 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 4/23, 8 PM, Funkadesi, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Cool Life perform at the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong perform at the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival. Tue 4/27, 9:30 PM, "Strange Brew." Wed 4/28, 8:30 PM, Fivestar Boogie presents "The Girlie Show," with dancers and DJs. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Pat McGee Band, Dexter Freebish (18 & over). Sun 4/25, 6:30 PM, H.I.M., Kill Hannah, Eighteen Visions (sold out). Tue 4/27, 6:45 PM, Superjoint Ritual, Zeke, Slitheryn (all-ages). Wed 4/28, 9 PM, Fito Paez (18 & over). Thu 4/29, 9 PM, Better Than Ezra, Bottle of Justus (18 & over). Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Jackpot (all-ages). Sun 5/2, 9 PM, Blondie. 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 4/23, Jen Porter. Sat 4/24, Exit. Fri 4/30, Mahp. 312-245-0333.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN'S SALOON 17358 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/30, American Slang. 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: Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Then Again. Thu 4/29, 9 PM, Shania Twin (Shania Twain and Garth Brooks tribute). 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.

KEY WESTER 1975 Glacier Park, Naperville: Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-778-8700.

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/23, Biff & Sniff. 847-991-2420.

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

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wed 4/28, Voices Lite. 312-337-2583.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Vegetarian restaurant. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Fat Boy Clark. 773-665-7885.

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: Fri 4/23, 9:30 PM, Mindpiece, Bound Stems, Quasar Wut Wut (benefit for breast cancer research and prevention). 773-525-2422.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Fourth Monday of every month, 8 PM, Robert Cruz & Alan Scalpone (accordion/guitar duo). 773-489-9554.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Plastic Crimewave, Strange Attractor, Gentleman John Battles, Manaconda. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Pousto, Pete Shukoff, Jonathon Kuss & the Corporation. Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Pete Special. Tue 4/27, 8 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the "Local Vocal Brew." Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Dutchmen, 220's, Deadhounds, Dead Steel Mill. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 7 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.

MARTINIS 11 W. Sauk Trail, South Chicago Heights: Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Josh Holmes Band. 708-756-7920.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Model Leaf, Corn Fed, Lavellas. Sat 4/24, 6 PM, Story Hill; 10 PM, Bad Plus (see Critic's Choice). Tue 4/27, 9 PM, Kari Nelson. Wed 4/28, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 4/29, 9 PM, E-Mics, October Crifasi & Miki Greenberg, Twilight Babies. Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Graham Parker & the Twang Three, Anne McCue. Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Bumpus, Homunculus. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/23, midnight, Muse, Exit (sold out). Sat 4/24, 5 PM, Bouncing Souls, Avail, Unseen, Let It Burn (all-ages); 11:30 PM, the Fall, Shesus, Ponys (18 & over). Sun 4/25, 6:15 PM, Phoenix Rising, Faultlines, Monday's Hero, Response, Holden's Catch (all-ages). Tue 4/27, 8:30 PM, Redwalls, Runner & the Thermodynamics, Dears, University (see Critic's Choice; 18 & over). Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Einsturzende Neubauten (18 & over). Sat 5/1, 6:15 PM, Ditchwater, Burning Autumn, Fear of Sound, Lifter (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Michael McDermott, Drag (18 & over). Sun 5/2, 6:30 PM, Oh My God, Dremana, Dick Prall, Saraphine, Punsapaya (benefit for War Child U.S. Relief Network; all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 5/1, 9:30 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. 630-446-4001.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 Farnsworth, Aurora: Fri 4/30, 9:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-820-7447.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Azure Bloom. Sundays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Gel. 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. Saturdays, DJ V. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. Wednesdays, Brian Borden. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Wed 4/28, Tim Nolan hosts an open mike. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/23, Loose Screws. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 4/30, In Roads. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/23, Champion Defender, Volcano. Sat 4/24, Atava, Herbert Wiser Band, Lacquer. Sun 4/25, DJs spin. Thu 4/29, Shiba Inu, Something Beautiful, the Junk. Fri 4/30, open jam with On Da Groove. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Howard Fishman Quartet, Down the Line (18 & over). Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Manhandlers, Vicki, Sugarwalls perform at Pistil magazine's "All-Bitches Punk Rock Night" (18 & over). Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Dummy, Subincision, Destroy Everything (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Telepathy, Wine Poetry, Kennedys (18 & over). Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Fooled by April, Bon Mots, RD Roth & the Issues, Danny Schmidt, Carmaig. 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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Sven Soderberg, Christopher Becerra perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 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. Fri 4/30, Magpie. 630-434-1290.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/23, 10:30 PM, Pimps, Future Leaders of the World. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Downtown Tripper Mind. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae (no cover). Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep hosts a "heavy band" showcase (no cover). Fri 4/30, 10:30 PM, Phistine Verona, One Last Walk, Input Output. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Satyricon, Premonitions of War (all-ages). Sat 4/24, 6 PM, Somerset (all-ages). Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Six Feet Under, Black Dahlia Murder, Red Chord, Soilent Green, Cattle Decapitation, Heavils, Figure H8 (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Stellar Road. Wednesdays, open jam. Thursdays, live karaoke. Sat 5/1, War Machine, Souls Demise. 708-293-1837.

115 BOURBON STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/23, Blue Stack. Sat 4/24, Seventh Heaven. Thu 4/29, Maggie Speaks. Fri 4/30, Members Only. 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 4/23, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Sat 4/24, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Thursdays, Cast Iron Skillet. Fri 4/30, Generations. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/24, Best Days Behind, 15 Minutes Late. Sundays, G Town. 815-758-2715.

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

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Escape From Earth, Empyrean, Rubber. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/23, Genral Patton & His Privates, Ravenhouse. Sat 4/24, Wellstones. Sun 4/25, Fly Man Tell. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 4/28, Section Four. Thu 4/29, Them Damn Kids. Fri 4/30, Moe Black. Sat 5/1, Rotgut, Fly-by-Night Hillbillies. Sun 5/2, Betty Neals. 773-486-9862.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Wed 4/28, Anne Pringle with Mark Burnell & Buddy Charles. 773-927-7656.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 4/24, Paper Bullets, Autumn's Remorse. Sat 5/1, Milk at Midnight (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. Sat 4/24, Libido Funk Circus. Fri 4/30, Selective Recall. Sat 5/1, Rare Earth. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/23, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 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 4/23 and Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Cirrus Falcon. Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Mighty Joe. Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Paramours. 630-428-4274.

RAINBO 1150 N. Damen: Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Neil Hamburger (no cover). 773-489-5999.

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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/30, Fat Cat. 773-645-5200.

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 4/25, 8 PM, open mike for spoken word. Sat 5/1, midnight, Jim Donovan (Donovan leads a workshop from 10 AM-5 PM; drum circles begin at 10 PM). Sun 5/2, 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.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 4/26, Tim Rutili. 773-276-7036.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/24, Centerline, Free Beer. Fri 4/30, Silent Lucidity, Hooked On. Sat 5/1, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/23, 7 and 10 PM, Sufjan Stevens, Rosie Thomas, Denison Witmer (early show 18 & over). Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Fruit, Brandon McCulloch; 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, James O'Brien & the Church of the Kitchen Sink. Sun 4/25, 1:30 PM, Jeremy Richter, Inevitable Breakups, Cherry Blossom Clinic, John Brodeur, Chris Church, October Crifasi, Frank Tribes perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule); 7:30 PM, Ruth Buzzy, Corporate Circus, Cyclesomething, Turnstyles, Dag Juhlin, Matt Wolf Band, Allen Keller perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Mon 4/26 and Tue 4/27, 7 PM, Matt Wertz, Griffin House, Dave Barnes, Eliot Morris (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Josh Rouse (see Critic's Choice), Bees, DJ Matt Fields. Wed 4/28, 7:30 PM, Bon Mots, LAX, Epicycle, Careen, Wonderful Smith, Bill Mallonee, World Record, Morty Shallman perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Lowen & Navarro. Fri 4/30, 7 PM, Lucy Kaplansky, Martyn Joseph; 10 PM, Satellite 66, Grimble Grumble, Brando. Sat 5/1, 7 PM, Jay Bennett, Cole Guerra; 10 PM, Lake Trout, Del Rey, Delicious. Sun 5/2, 9 PM, 50 Foot Wave, Pieces (18 & over). 773-525-2508.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Sat 5/1, 9 PM, Zach & the Walk-Ins. 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/30, Charleston Sound Machine. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 4/29, Gypsy Duo. 312-441-9334.

SPAZIO 483 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield: Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Third Rail Band. 847-272-9922.

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

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 4/23, 10 PM, Welcome to Ashley, Matthew, My Secret Service, Lacona. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Of Montreal, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Like Young. Mon 4/26, 9 PM, Defender, Zelienople, Bionic Rat, Sullivan Saliva, DJ Thomas Wax. Tue 4/27, 9 PM, Slum Village, Pacifics, Lotec, Jrunk Unklz. Thu 4/29, 9 PM, Stephanie Wells Project, Aziola Cry, Gene Stovall & the Leftist. Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Crack Pipes, Magnus, Douglass Kings, Mannequin Men. Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Drums & Tuba, Tenki, Quasar Wut Wut. Sun 5/2, 9 PM, Gogol Bordello, Drag the River, DJ Hutz. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Thu 4/29, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/23, Gotards, Scar, Juzt Nutz. Sat 5/1, Code Blue. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Urban Twang, Rita Ruby, Michelle Perry. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Jeremy Richter, Mike Mangione, Cameron Martin Cochran. Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Katie Reider, Dave Potts, David Wilner. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 4/28, 8 PM, Carmaig DeForest, Shelley Miller, Stoll Vaughan. Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Thomas Kovacs, Bill Passalacqua. Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Orphan Train, Jeff Libman, Tristen Shields. Sat 5/1, 7 and 9 PM, Teddy Goldstein, Edie Carey. Sun 5/2, 7 PM, Donna Adler, Rob Reid, Seth. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/23, Knucklehead. Sat 4/24, Otherz, Network, N Visible Man. Thursdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Fri 4/30, Legs for Days, Roger Lump. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Pete Special. Fri 4/23 and Fri 4/30, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jen Porter & Lorna Boston. Sat 4/24, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Lorna Boston. Sundays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mon 4/26, 8 PM, Derek Fawcett; 10 PM, Jen Porter Trio. Tue 4/27, 8:30 PM, Brad Robin. Wed 4/28, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band. Wednesdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Heather Horton. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/30, Voices. Sat 5/1, Red Woody. 630-264-2739.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/23, Bed Bugs. Sat 4/24, open stage. Fri 4/30, Karmageddon. Sat 5/1, Dead Bedroom. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Sun 4/25, 6 PM, Sound Exile, Greg Boerner, Wandering Endorphin. 630-221-0667.

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

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/23, Half & Half. Sat 4/24, Phat Hats. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/23, Flex Crew. Sat 4/24, Carl Brown, Gizzae. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Fri 4/30, Soulfyah. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/23, Rock Star Club, Mary Prankster, Future Leaders of the World, Tim Casey & the Martyrs. Sat 4/24, Abstract Giants, Ill Reck, Contriband. Sun 4/25, Cactrot, Piper Downs, Collectors. Mon 4/26, 7:30 PM, Eric & the Implants, Wiplot, Heathrow, Vandalays, Bruise, Layaways, Brandon McCulloch perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Tue 4/27, Mr. Blotto. Wed 4/28, Quinn's Uncles, M.K. Gallina, Brian Sharpe. Thu 4/29, the Effect, Julian's Ride. 773-929-1300.

ZITTI'S 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-571-3600.

Dance

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 Too Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Tuesdays, DJ Mpulse. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, 8 PM, DJ Mike G., DJ Too Much Funk. Tuesdays, 10 PM, and Thursdays, 5:30 PM, DJ OuttaControl. 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. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Ralphi Rosario & Izzy spin disco. 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 spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins hip-hop and house. Sundays, DJ UltraGirl & Miss Sasha spin breaks and techno. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Wednesdays, Joe Black spins rock. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. 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. Tuesdays, Gene Farris spins house. 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.

BLUE FIN 1952 W. North: Restaurant. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Splinter spins downtempo. 773-394-7373.

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. Mondays, 8 PM, Sample Ed1t with Stop., Chip-Chop, and RSB1000 (public may bring in tracks to add to the mix; no cover). Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, KScape. 773-244-0400.

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

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

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. 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. Wednesdays, DJs spin "one-hit wonders." 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.

CRISTAL LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ OuttaControl (no cover). 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Sundays. Fridays, Frique, Victor R., Wizz Kid. Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nate Scott. Sun 4/25, Teri Bristol. Sun 5/2, Tracy Young, RKM Futureboys. 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 4/26, Billy Dalessandro, DJ Krank, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: No cover. Fri 4/23, 10 PM-3 AM, Doc West, Norm Rockwell, Stizo. Sat 4/24, 10 PM-3 AM, Jesse de la Pena & guests spin music from 1982. Sun 4/25, 10 PM-2 AM, Don Smithivus spins "jazztronica" and trip-hop. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wed 4/28, 10 PM-2 AM, Doc West, Rude One, Tone B. Nimble. Thu 4/29, 10 PM-2 AM, Fred & Ethan spin garage, soul, and Britpop. Fri 4/30, 10 PM-2 AM, Steve Melvage. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 4/27, 9:30 PM, LCD Soundsystem (see Critic's Choice), Eternals, DJ Jordan Zawideh. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

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 Hurricane 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.

HOLIDAY CLUB 4000 N. Sheridan: Sundays, 9:30 PM, DJ Psycho Mike spins mashups and psychedelic trance (no cover). 773-348-9600.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/23, 8 PM and 1 AM, Crystal Method, DJ Hyper (early show all-ages; late show 18 & over). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. Fri 4/23, 10 PM-4 AM, Susan Morabito. Sat 4/24, 10 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 4/25, 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 4/30, 10 PM-4 AM, Alyson Calagna. 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). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, hip-hop, and R&B. Saturdays, Andrew YKK. Wednesdays, DJ Syzygy spins hip-hop and soul. 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.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Structure. Saturdays, DJ Hitman. Sundays and Thursdays, Mach 1. 312-337-2583.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Vegetarian restaurant. Fri 4/23, 10 PM-2 AM, Sunny D. spins dub, breakbeat, and old school. Sat 4/24, 10 PM-3 AM, Drippin' Wet with Ayrun spin downtempo and deep house. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, PJ Alton, Sean O & friends spin "antique electronic lounge tempo." Thu 4/29, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Noleian spins house, soul, and glitch. 773-665-7885.

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.

THE LOFT 15 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Ed Vantage. 312-337-4349.

MAMBO GRILL 412 N. Clark: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Wak spins deep house, Motown, disco, and funk. 312-467-9797.

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

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Nate Manic, Duke Shin, Chris Gin. 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. Saturdays, 1:30 AM, 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, 10 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. 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, 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. Sat 4/24, DJ Striz, DJ Matt McQueen. Sun 4/25, Myke Adams. Wed 4/28, 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 4/23, Elliot Eastwick, Brad Owen. Sat 4/24, Miles Maeda, DJ Heather, Brett Haynes. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wed 4/28, 2 Many DJs, James Murphy (see Critic's Choice on LCD Soundsystem), Disc Jockey CB perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar in Section Two). Thu 4/29, John B., Defiant, MF, Lamebrane, Radiata. Fri 4/30, Mauricio Aviles, J-Dub, Janel Roland. Sat 5/1, Tiefschwarz, Common Factor. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Joe Bryl, Alton Miller. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sun 4/25, Slicker, Prefuse 73, DJ Nobody, Rik Shaw, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ Courtland hosts guest DJs for the "Supreme Court Hearings." Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. Thu 4/29, Bobbito Garcia, DJ Twilite Tone, Tim Buck 2, Hier(la) (no cover). Fri 4/30, Miles Tackett. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/23, Duane King, John Grammatis. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23. Thu 4/29, Seb Fontaine, Lego, Flipside, Devin & Michelle, Andrew Vonn. Fri 4/30, Laurent Garnier, John Patterson, John Grammatis. 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-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Julius Buckland, Trackmaster D, Mixin' Margot, Manchild. Saturdays, 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. Fourth Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge 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. Sundays, DJ Rich Rock. Mondays, DJ Dan Ryan. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy & DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. 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.

TOTU CAFE 2300 5th Ave., River Grove: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJs spin prog, breaks, house, funk, and dub. Saturdays, DJs spin prog, tribal house, breaks, and techno. 708-583-1003.

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.

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.

UPTOWN LOUNGE 1136 W. Lawrence: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fri 4/23, Carl Burke. Saturdays, Sean Patrick. Fri 4/30, Joe Glover. 773-878-1136.

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 4/23, Mixin' Marc, Hitman, Khaaliq, DJ Limit, Billy the Kid, Mili Sefic, Jimmie Page, KC J, Mazi, Steve Melvage, Sista Stroke, Miss Michaela, Bam Bam Buddha spin at Ballers Ball 2004. Sat 4/24, Bad Boy Bill, Steve Smooth, Alex Peace, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. Fri 4/30, Angelist, Chris Gin. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Darren Emerson, Szmurlo & Sanchez. 312-266-2114.

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

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

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/23, Cece Peniston, Ron Carroll, George Jackson. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 4/30, DJ Steinski. 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

AMAZING GRACE 25-year reunion concert with Bonnie Koloc, Bill Quateman, Redwood Landing, and Megon McDonough. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

MAX BROWN & YVONNE, ACIE CARGILL, JOHN & ELLEN WRIGHT Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad, Sandwich. 815-786-2555.

PAUL BURCH Free concert. Fri 4/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SLAID CLEAVES Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JIM CRAIG & FRIENDS with Fred Campeau, Mitch Thomas, Vivian Craig. Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

IRIS DEMENT Sold out. Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KELLY HOGAN & SCOTT LIGON Free concert and tribute to Willie Nelson. Fri 4/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JANIS IAN Sold out. Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353.

KELLY KESSLER & THE WICHITA SHUT-INS WITH LAWRENCE PETERS Sun 4/25, 1:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

KLAATU VERADA NIKTU perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Mon 4/26, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

OLD BLIND DOGS, JOHN RENBOURN See Spot Check. Fri 4/23, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TONY RICE & THE LONESOME RIVER BAND, KING WILKIE Sat 4/24, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SUSAN SALIDOR with Peter Buttita & Matt Yanny-Tillar. Sat 4/24, 11 AM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

SUSAN URBAN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS, LLOU JOHNSON & PHAVA Fri 4/30, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-573-0443.

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.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 4/24, Eric & Beth Carlson. 630-778-9090.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: 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 4/25, Eric Klyma. 847-424-9800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sundays, 8:30 PM, bluegrass jam with Ruby Harris & the Grateful Bluegrass Band. 773-384-8600.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Sat 5/1, 7 PM, John Hasbrouck. 708-524-2899.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Mon 4/26, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays and Saturdays, 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.

CAFE BOOST 5400 N. Clark: Sun 4/25, 3 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-907-8674.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 4/24, Bluestack. Sun 4/25 and Sun 5/2, 4-9 PM, Velvet Green performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Fri 4/30, Donnybrook. Sat 5/1, Jerry Eadie. 708-687-9323.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: No cover. Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Baal Tinne. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Another Pint. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Sun 5/2, 2 PM, Academy of Irish Music. 773-473-5263.

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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/1, Anish. 312-836-0066.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Slaid Cleaves (in the SideBar). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/24, Cooper, Nelson & Early. Sat 5/1, Rick Pickren. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 4/23, Greg Klyma. Sat 4/24, open mike with Mami J. Thu 4/29, open mike with Paul Stauffer. Fri 4/30, John & Viv. Sat 5/1, Flintlock. 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 4/23, 9 PM, Ariane Lydon. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 6-9 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 773-772-9970.

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 4/23 and Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Country Sky Band. 312-337-3486.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/26, 9:30 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

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

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Music at 8 PM. Fri 4/23, Dave Potts. Fri 4/30, GreenChoby. 847-823-3634.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Peter Nye & the Chicago Bluegrass Band, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 4/23, Larry Penn, Clay Ryness. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Old Time Dance Party with music by members of the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band. Fri 4/30, Live Bait. 630-969-9720.

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

LEFTY COLLINS & THE NO MERCY BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

GRANA LOUISE BAND Fri 4/30, 8 PM, African-American Cultural Center, 710 17th, North Chicago. 847-473-1569.

ELMORE JAMES JR. Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Swift Mansion, 4500 S. Michigan. 773-285-2852.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/24 and Sat 5/1, noon, Devil in a Woodpile. Mon 4/26, Chris Winters Trio. 773-334-4040.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 4/23, the Buzz. Sat 4/24, Pistol Pete. 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 4/28, Chainsaw Dupont. Fri 4/30, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. Sat 5/1, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Fri 4/23, and Sat 4/24, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/27, Matthew Skoller Band with Peaches. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 4/30, and Sat 5/1, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Howard Scott & the World Band with Joanna Graham. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 4/27, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/30 and Sat 5/1, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. 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 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 4/25, Liz Mandville Greeson. Mon 4/26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/27, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 4/28, Pistol Pete. Thu 4/29, Lurrie Bell. Fri 4/30 and Sat 5/1, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band with Barrelhouse Bonni. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Mary Lane with Bobby "Slim" James & the Variety Band. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes & the Smokestack Lightning Band. 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 4/23, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9 PM, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers, Joel Paterson. Sat 4/24, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Eddy Clearwater, Ruby Harris Band. Sun 4/25, John Primer. Mon 4/26, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 4/27, Charlie Love. Wed 4/28, Phil Guy. Thu 4/29, Jimmy Johnson. Fri 4/30, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Son Seals, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 312-427-0333.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 4/24, 9 PM, CJ Stanley, Flock Horns. 847-836-8820.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fri 4/30 and Sat 5/1, 10:30 PM, Madman Blues Band. 312-341-9787.

DOC RYAN'S 7432 Madison, Forest Park: Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Madman Blues Band. 708-366-2823.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Kim Wilson's Blues Revue. 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 5/1, 9 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 630-416-4898.

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

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 4/24, Pat Smillie Band. Tue 4/27, Pistol Pete. Thu 4/29, Mike Wheeler hosts an open mike. Sat 5/1, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/23, Chicago Red Hots. Sun 4/25, Matthew Skoller, Matthew Skoller. Mon 4/26, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/27, Blue Mirror Band. Wed 4/28, Pete Special. Thu 4/29 through Sat 5/1, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, John Primer. 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. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Les Getrex. Thu 4/29, Sam Goode. Fri 4/30 and Sat 5/1, Billy Branch. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

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

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with Chris Sipos, Tuck Dailey, Danny King. 847-662-6090.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Big Muddy. Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 630-446-4001.

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/24, Rabble Rousers. Sat 5/1, Neil Rose Band. 630-688-8866.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/24, Dave Specter. Sat 5/1, Joel Paterson. 773-252-1155.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Thu 4/29, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 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. Wed 4/28, Keith Scott Trio. 847-243-3700.

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 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 4/29, 9 Miles Band hosts a pro jam. Fri 4/30, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 4/23, Shirley King. Wed 4/28, Shirley King. 815-477-0340.

REALTO LOUNGE/VISIONZ 8038 S. Ashland: Fourth Sunday of every month, 5-9 PM, Sydney Joe & the Just Kicking It Rhythm & Blues Band (no cover). 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. Sundays, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express host the blues jam. Mondays, Carlos Johnson & friends. Tuesdays, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

ROOT INN 234 W. Root: Thu 4/29, 9 PM, Eric Davis & His New School Blues Band. 773-285-5280.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Big Jay McNeely, Jesse Scinto. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays and Fri 4/30, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Sat 5/1, Howard Scott & the World Band with Jesi' Terrell. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 4/27, Jon McDonald. Thu 4/29, Grana Louise. Sun 5/2, John Kattke. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/23, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 4/24, Nigel Mack. Sat 5/1, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

WINE & ROSES 1130 S. Main, Algonquin: Wed 4/28, 8 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 847-658-7641.

Jazz

Concerts

FRED ANDERSON performs solo and with Isaiah Spencer & Harrison Bankhead; free concert. Sat 4/24, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TATSU AOKI performs with taiko drummers Hide Yoshihashi, Amy Homma, and Ryan Toguri, preceded by a talk at 6:30 PM. Sat 5/1, 7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-297-4010.

GEORGE BENSON Fri 4/30 and Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

JERRY COLEMAN'S NINE BURNER Free concert. Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. 312-427-1676.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 4/26, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

WOLFGANG FUCHS Trio with Jerome Bryerton & Damon Smith; duo with Carol Genetti. Thu 4/29, 8:30 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. 773-862-2447.

JOSEPH JARMAN, ROSCOE MITCHELL, FAMOUDOU DON MOYE with Jaribu Shahid, Corey Wilkes, Baba Sissoko. Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

STEVEN KING Free concert and workshop. Thu 4/29, 6 PM, Guitar Center, 2108 E. 80th, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-794-1330.

MAROON Sat 4/24, 8 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

MORTON COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DAN PHILLIPS TRIO Thu 4/29, 9:30 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free in-store performance. Mon 4/26, noon, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RICK SHANDLING TRIO Free concert. Tue 4/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GREG WEINSTEIN QUARTET Free admission. Sun 5/2, 4 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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 4/23, 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. Sun 4/25, 10:30 AM and 1 PM, Eric Schneider Quintet performs at a brunch and benefit for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's education programs. 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 4/27, 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 4/30, noon, Franz Jackson. 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 4/25, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 4/27, 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. 847-424-9800.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-587-3660.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 4/30, 8 PM, BMR4. 630-574-2155.

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

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. 312-942-0095.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 4/23, Rhythm Rockets. Sat 4/24, Bob Perna & Persistance with Josie Falbo. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: 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. Fri 4/23, Marshall Vente & Scott Mason. Sat 4/24, 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 4/23, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 4/24, Ed Coward Trio. Tue 4/27, 6:30 PM, Dave Allen. Wed 4/28 and Fri 4/30, Greg Vasquez Trio. Thu 4/29, Bob Davis Trio. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RESTAURANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain (no cover), Liz Goss. Fri 4/30, 8:30 PM, Jarod Bufe Quartet. 630-469-1080.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, John Paris Quartet hosts an open mike (no cover). 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/23, 10:30 PM, Anthony Coleman Group, Kent Kessler Ensemble perform as part of the 8th annual Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Koch/Schutz/Studer (see Critic's Choice), Klaas Hekman, Robert Barry & Josh Berman perform as part of the 8th annual Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music. 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 4/25, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Julie Creighton. Wed 4/28, 8 PM, Chicago Salty Dogs. Sun 5/2, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sat 4/24, Laura Braun. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 4/23, Demos Petropoulos. Sat 4/24, Birdwatch. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Ken Shiokawa. Sat 5/1, Gary Tu. 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.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/23, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover). Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sat 4/24, 8 PM, George Freeman Quartet. Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/25, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with John Erickson Trio, Kelly Brand Nextet; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (tribute to Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald). Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 4/28, 9 PM, Tom Garling Sextet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 4/30, 9 PM, and Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Melvin Sparks Band. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 5/1, 1 PM, Bloom School of Jazz. Sun 5/2, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 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: Mon 4/26, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 4/28, 5-7 PM, jazz jam session hosted by Ken Chaney, Ari Brown, Charles Heath & Frank Russell (no cover). Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Von Freeman, Fred Anderson. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 4/27, 10 PM, Divide by Pi. 773-772-9970.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 5/2, Nick Broste Quintet. 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 4/23 through Sun 4/25, Rene Marie Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Tue 4/27 through Sun 5/2, Frank Wess/Willie Pickens Trio (Friday and Saturday with Northern Michigan State University Faculty Quintet). 312-670-2473.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7-10 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet with Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Brother John. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Soulio. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Jeru Band. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 4/26, 9 PM, Frank Portolese & Joanie Pallatto, the Instigatah. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Douce Ambiance. 773-728-2663.

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

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Wed 4/28, 8 PM, Mike Ferro's Town Sound, Kick the Cat. 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Bad Plus (see Critic's Choice). 773-404-9494.

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Tue 4/27, 8 PM, Paul Abella Trio. Wed 4/28, 7 PM, Matt Erion Trio (no cover). Fri 4/30, 9 PM, Jazz Central. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Nightscape. Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Steve Million, Tim Davis. Fri 4/30, 10 PM, Jeru. 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 4/30, 5 PM, Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago (no cover). 847-869-0450.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 4/25, Kelly Brand. Mon 4/26, Bill Peterson. Tue 4/27, Larry Luchowski. Wed 4/28, Dennis Luxion. Thu 4/29, Paulinho Garcia. 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.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 5:30-11:30 PM, Denise LaGrassa. 312-787-6604.

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 4/23, Neal Alger Trio. Sat 4/24, Monkey Farm. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 4/30 and Sat 5/1, Deep Blue Organ 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 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Tue 4/27, Elaine Dame Trio. Thu 4/29, Curtis Robinson 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.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thursdays, Chicago Rose, Johnny Frigo Trio. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Colleen McNabb Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn (no cover). Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Wed 4/28, Andy Distel Trio. Thu 4/29, Frank Russell Trio. Fri 4/30, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 5/1, Alison Ruble/JoAnn Daugherty Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tue 4/27, Mark Madsen (no cover). Wed 4/28, Flippo/DeSanto Duo (no cover). 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fourth Tuesday of every month, Suenos. 773-276-9730.

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

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 4/29, Jeff Parker, Nori Tanaka, Jason Ajemian. 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 4/24, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 4/25, Elaine Dame Trio. Sun 5/2, Brother John Duo. 312-527-2722.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 4/23 and Fri 4/30, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 4/24, Bill Peterson & Mike Arnapol. Sun 4/25, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. 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 4/23, Jackie Allen Trio. Sat 4/24, Kelly Brand & Dan DeLorenzo with Libby York. Sun 4/25, JoAnn Daugherty. Thu 4/29, Dennis Luxion & Marie Alexander. Fri 4/30, Kelly Brand/Kelly Sill Trio with Stephanie Browning. Sat 5/1, Elaine Dame Trio. 630-598-9777.

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

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

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

LA TACHE 1475 W. Balmoral: Sun 5/2, 6 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-334-7168.

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

TUTTO ORSI 324 S. Racine: Sat 4/24, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Frank D'Rone Trio. 312-421-3636.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Wed 4/28, Vincent Davis, Joel Wanek, Aaron Getsug. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Margie Stroud Trio; 1:30 AM, Lorna Boston & Margie Stroud host the pro jam. Thu 4/29, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/23, Sound on Survival with Marco Eneidi, Lisle Ellis, Peter Valsamis (see Spot Check). Sat 4/24, Aaron Getsug/Justin Dillard/Junius Paul/Isaiah Spencer. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 4/29, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 4/30, David Boykin with Karl E.H. Seigfried & Mike Reed. Sat 5/1, Chicago Creative Arts Ensemble with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Derek Polk, Alejandro, Vincent Davis. 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.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 4/30, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-663-9467.

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

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Keri Johnsrud Trio (no cover). 312-642-5140.

International

Concerts

CHICAGO SAMBA Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

CHICAGO SWEDISH MALE CHORUS Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark. 773-561-0764.

KAYHAN KALHOR ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice; free concert. Wed 4/28, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KHALIDAH'S NORTH AFRIKAN DANCE EXPERIENCE, SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURAL ARTS ORGANIZATION Free concert as part of the "AfroFolk Live" series (preceded by an Egyptian dance workshop at 6 PM). Sat 5/1, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free concert under the direction of Issa Boulos. Fri 4/30, 6 PM, Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 E. 58th. 773-702-9513.

OPUS CUATRO Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 4/28, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KARTIK SESHADRI with Subhankhar Banerjee (tabla) in an Indian classical music concert. Sun 5/2, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000 or 312-857-7138.

SONES DE MEXICO performs at a Chicago Latino Film Festival event. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 312-431-1330.

LOS TROPICANOS perform at a closing-night party for the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Wed 4/28, 6 PM, Sangria Cafe, 901 W. Weed. 312-431-1330.

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.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Sun 5/2, 6 PM, Mariachi Latino; 8:30 PM, DJ Hector spins Latin grooves. 847-516-0300.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Banda Rika. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits. Sat 5/1, 10:30 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express (preceded by free dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tue 4/27, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. Sat 5/1, 10 PM, Katerina, Zach Broch, Carlos Ortega, Dan Abu-Absi perform at the 5th annual Festival of Erotic Love and Spring, with poetry and flowers. 773-348-7592.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Thursdays, 7 PM, Los Tropicanos. 312-222-1226.

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 4/23, 9 PM, Grupo Cha Cha Cha (no cover). 312-733-9000.

Classical

MARIE ALATALO piano, with soprano Julia Bentley (Bernstein, Bolcom, Crumb, Ives). Sun 4/25, 4 PM, private residence, call for location. 773-442-4978.

ALICE MILLAR BRASS & CHAPEL CHOIR with organist Richard Webster & violinist Mathias Tacke in a benefit for Canterbury Northwestern Episcopal campus ministry (Monteverdi, Webster). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-328-8654.

ALPHA TRIO (Mozart, Martinu, Beethoven). Sun 5/2, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop, conductor, with members of Symphony II and vocal soloists in a program of opera excerpts (Borodin, Mascagni, Puccini, Verdi, Wagner). Sat 4/24, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-427-5620.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL IN EVANSTON First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston: Fri 4/30, 8 PM, organist Christine Kraemer, harpsichordist David Schrader, violinist Blair Milton, soprano Elizabeth Norman & others with the Bach Week Festival Orchestra (Bach, Vivaldi, Tartini, Heinichen). Sun 5/2, 7 PM, organist Eric Budzynski, violinist Stefan Hirsch, oboist Michael Henoch, soprano Patrice Michaels, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine & others with the Bach Week Festival Orchestra & Chorus in an all-Bach program. 847-236-0452.

BAROSSA QUINTET in a free concert. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Petty Auditorium, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider, conductor (Brahms, Isaac, Handl, Eccard, Schutz, Ahle, Bach). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming. Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College, Lisle. Sun 4/25, 7:30 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. 312-461-0723.

VIOLIN STUDENTS OF PAMELA BUBLITZ-SNIDER in a recital (Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Sarasate, Veracini, Massenet). Sun 5/2, 2 PM, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 9920 W. Grand, Franklin Park. 630-858-8803.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 4/28, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CALLIPYGIAN PLAYERS with violinist Martin Davids (Leclair, Corrette, Vivaldi, Tessarini, Schmeltzer, Purcell, Brade, Simpson). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake, Wilmette. 847-674-3204.

REBEKAH CAMM soprano, in a free concert. Mon 4/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF EUROPE Andras Schiff, conductor & piano (Mendelssohn, Bach). Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO BOY CHOIR James Brian Smith, conductor. Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan, Techny. 773-395-6020.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor & saxophone (Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Borodin, Tchaikovsky). Sun 5/2, 2:30 PM, St. Ignatius College Prep School, 1076 W. Roosevelt. 773-878-0575.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with pianist David Schrader in a free concert (Handel, Mozart, Schubert). Sun 5/2, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with violinist Misha Rosenker (Prokofiev, Maayani, Saint-Saens, Beethoven). Sun 4/25, 3 PM, West Suburban Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem, River Forest. 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER'S OPERA FOR ALL PROGRAM features area school students & the Audubon Opera Choir in a free concert of opera excerpts (Verdi, Lloyd Webber & others). Thu 4/29, 11 AM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-704-8420, ext. 10.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with trumpeter Tage Larsen & pianist Minjeong Lee (Haydn, Ibert, Tchaikovsky). See Critic's Choice. Sun 4/25, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Mon 4/26, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with pianist Guilio Favario (Dohnanyi, Beethoven). Sat 5/1, 6:30 PM, Chicago Chamber Music Society, 626 N. Michigan. 847-540-5708.

CHICAGO STRING SERENADE (Barber, Haydn, Schubert). Sun 4/25, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/23, 8 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (Dvorak, Beethoven). Sat 4/24, 8 PM, and Tue 4/27, 7:30 PM, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor, with cellist Xavier Phillips in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Thu 4/29, 8 PM, Fri 4/30, 1:30 PM, and Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor (Shostakovich, Dutilleux). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot, conductor, with the Apostolic Men's Choir in a free concert (Schubert, Thompson, Martin/Colnot, Mozart). Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester. 312-294-3075.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free chamber music concert (Mozart, Kodaly, Dvorak, Kume, Beethoven). Sun 4/25, noon-6 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521 or 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 4/24, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO & PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Brahms, Chaminade, R. Strauss, Bloch, Britten). Sun 5/2, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

CUBE (Shrude, Axelrod, Harbison, Rorem, Morehead). Fri 4/30, 7:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

EMILIO DEL ROSARIO piano (Brahms, Schubert, Ravel). Fri 4/30, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MUSIC DIVISION PERFORMATHON features performances by students on two stages. Sat 5/1, 9 AM-7 PM, School of Music, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY TUBA STUDENTS in a free recital. Wed 4/28, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY VOCAL SHOWCASE (Puccini, Mozart, Brahms, R. Strauss, Donizetti, Faure, Barber & others). Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE & WIND SYMPHONY Donald DeRoche conducts a free concert (Reindfleisch, Guarnieri, Chavez, Atehortua). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with cellist Mark Kosower (Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich, Brahms). Fri 4/30 and Sat 5/1, 8 PM, and Sun 5/2, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saens, Puccini). Sun 5/2, 4 and 7 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

FINDLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR in a free concert. Fri 4/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/23, 12:10 PM, organist Giorgio Parolini. Fri 4/30, 12:10 PM, organist Nathan Laube. 312-787-4570.

ALON GOLDSTEIN piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Schubert, Rachmaninoff). Wed 4/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BILLY LYNN HEBERT piano (Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Westerberg, Flynn, Chopin). Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

HERITAGE CHORALE Kurt Amolsch, conductor (Puccini, Pinkham, Gershwin, Kahn & others). Sat 5/1, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/2, 3 PM, St. Bernardine Church, 7246 W. Harrison, Forest Park. 708-848-9066.

HOLLAND-AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY COMPETITION VIOLIN FINALS Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-409-7450.

ROBERT HORTON organ (Buxtehude, DuMage, Bach, Widor, Guillou, Roger-Ducasse, Hopkins). Sun 5/2, 4 PM, St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St. 773-927-6646.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with saxophonist Rick VanMatre (Mozart, Williams, Brahms). Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, COLLEGE CHORUS & FORESTER SINGERS Rami Levin & Kirk-Evan Billet, conductors, with pianist Henry Schenker in a free concert (Mozart, Grieg, Hildegard of Bingen, Levin). Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

LUTHERAN CHOIR OF CHICAGO (Schalk, Hillert, Bouman, Nicholson, Long, Weiland, Wade, Fredel). Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Sun 4/25, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-761-6051.

LYRIC OPERA CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARTISTS in a program of opera excerpts. Sun 4/25, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:15 PM), Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

TOMOMI MATSUMURA & DONNA SADLICKA sing "Broadway to Opera" in a free concert. Fri 4/30, 7 PM, Soka Gakkai International, 1455 S. Wabash. 312-913-1211.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS performs Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf in a children's performance. Fri 4/30, 11:15 AM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-926-9898.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ALL-SCHOOL MARATHON features performances by student musicians. Sat 4/24, 9 AM-9 PM, and Sun 4/25, 9 AM-5 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR (Josquin des Prez, Victoria, Bach, Arcadelt, Pitoni, Gabrieli, Allen, Rutter & others). Sun 4/25, 4 PM, St. Ignatius Chapel, 6559 N. Glenwood. 815-806-0066.

ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER, LYNN HARRELL & ANDRE PREVIN violin, cello & piano. Wed 4/28, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & UNIVERSITY CHOIR Tom Zelle & Rollo Dilworth, conductors (Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem). Fri 4/30, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CHORUS & CHAMBER SINGERS Michael Melton, conductor (Sametz, Tavener, Lauridsen, Orban, Belmont). Tue 4/27, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY STRING ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph, conductor (Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Holst, Anderson, Kaempfert). Thu 4/29, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian, conductor (Kabalevsky, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Bernstein). Sun 5/2, 3 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8863.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor (Vivaldi, Telemann, Ginastera, Surinach). Thu 4/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND Ryan Nelson, conductor (Gregson, Persichetti, Stucky, Hart). Sat 5/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor, with pianist Ursula Oppens (Mozart, Messiaen, Bach, Druckman, Daugherty). Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with pianist Natasha Mah (Hovhaness, Dvorak, Liebermann). Fri 4/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Paul Lindblad, conductor (Bouman, Gieschen, Hillert, Schalk, Ziegenhals, J.C. Bach, Burgk, Franco, Allen). Sun 5/2, 4 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-383-4742.

JONATHAN OBLANDER cantor. Sun 5/2, 4 PM, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University. 773-363-5662.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Handel/Halvorsen, Draganski, Dello Joio, Stern, Turina, Furstenau). Sun 5/2, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 4/24, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DMITRY RACHMANOV piano, in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, Rodrigo, Gregson). Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

JOHN RELYEA bass-baritone, with pianist Warren Jones (Ibert, R. Strauss, Barber, Tchaikovsky). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with tenor Daniel Taylor (Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Lieberman, Brahms). Sun 4/25, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. Mon 4/26, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-360-3145.

RESURRECTION CATHOLIC CHURCH CHOIR Bart Bradfield, conductor, with the Romanian Madrigals Consort, members of the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, vocal soloists & chamber orchestra (Mozart, Verdi, Faure, Durufle, Handel, Rossini, Mascagni, Bizet). Sun 5/2, 4 PM, Resurrection Catholic Church, 3043 N. Francisco. 312-266-1677.

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH FESTIVAL & CHILDREN'S CHOIRS Al Jackson, conductor, with organist Daniel J. Pollack & others (Copland, Mozart, Vierne, Handel). Sun 4/25, 7 PM, St. Joseph Church, 17951 Dixie, Homewood. 708-798-8412.

DAVID SCHRADER harpsichord, in a free concert (Bach, Rameau). Sun 4/25, 2:30 PM, St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. 312-944-1083, ext. 19.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS in an all-Schubert program. Sun 5/2, 4:05 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

JOHANNES SKUDLIK organ. Sun 4/25, 4 PM, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University. 773-363-5662.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Haydn, Respighi). Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

ABRAHAM STOKMAN piano, performs Bach's Goldberg Variations. Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MYKOLA SUK performs piano music of Liszt. Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4978.

MEMBERS OF SYMPHONY II Mike Nussbaum, narrator, with double bassist Collins Trier & pianist William Billingham (Dvorak, Dohnanyi, Deak). Sun 5/2, 2 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

THAVIU-ISAAK ENDOWED PIANO SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION features piano students of Northwestern University. Free admission. Sat 5/1, 2 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson, conductor (Whitacre, Pascanu, Somers, Brahms, Sondheim). Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with soprano Leann Sechrest, oboist Miguel Ramirez & pianist Lisa Buda (Donizetti, Pasculli, Tchaikovsky). Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CHOIR & ACANTHUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Mozart, Dobrogosz). Fri 4/30, 8 PM, Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 1224 W. Lexington. 312-996-8744.

KATHLEEN & PETER VAN DE GRAAFF soprano & bass (M. Haydn, F.J. Haydn, Hasse). Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

VOICE STUDENTS OF KATHLEEN VAN DE GRAAFF Free admission. Mon 4/26, 7 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNERS in a free recital. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-926-9898.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY & CONCERT CHORUS Sun 4/25, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-263-4386.

WEST SUBURBAN CHORAL UNION Paul Wiens conducts music of Rachmaninoff in a free concert. Sun 5/2, 6 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-784-5275.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat 5/1, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-784-5275.

WHEATON COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

DAVID YONAN & GEORGE LEPAUW violin & piano (Schubert, Ravel, Debussy, Gershwin, Part). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 847-337-9036.

YOUNG COMPOSERS OF CHICAGO FESTIVAL features music by students of area universities. Free admission. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, and Sat 5/1, 5 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

YOUNG NAPERVILLE SINGERS Sun 4/25, 4 and 7 PM, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale, Naperville. 630-369-9679.

Fairs & Festivals

WLUW RECORD FAIR Pulaski Park fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk: Sat 4/24, 10 AM-6 PM, Mike Kinsella, Bubblegone, Brian Moss & others. 773-508-8080.

Miscellaneous

A CHILD'S VOICE, KIDS CAN DANCE, EVANSTON ESCOLA DE SAMBA perform at "Spring Family Night." Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE STEEL BAND under the direction of Steve Butters. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

FINDLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHORUS AND COLLEGE SINGERS Free concert. Sun 5/2, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

ORGAN EXTRAVAGANZA VIII with Ron Rhode, Rob Richards, Dave Wickerham, and Jelani Eddington. Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

THADDEUS REX Children's concert. Sun 5/2, 4 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. 773-525-2508.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 4/23, North Branch High School Show Choir and Jazz Band. Mon 4/26, Israeli music and dance. Wed 4/28, Chicago Bar Association Orchestra and Chorus. Thu 4/29, Latin Street Dancing. Fri 4/30, Meridian High School Choir. 312-346-3278.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND AND CHORUS Free concert. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, West Leyden High School, 1000 Wolf, Northlake. 847-451-3049.

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