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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

A GRAPE DOPE, 11'S, JANET BEAN, PATTY MANNING, SAM PREKOP, XIANGGANG DELIGHT, EDWARD G. perform at a benefit concert accompanying the exhibit "Coming Clean." Sat 5/15, noon-10 PM, Gallery Augusta, 1000 N. California. 773-278-4159.

ANNIE & HENNA, THIS ROOM OCCUPIED, MIKE ROCK Fri 5/14, student center atrium, DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson. 630-776-5985.

CRAIG CHAQUICO Sun 5/23, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, THRICE, GET UP KIDS, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK Fri 5/21, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

GAP BAND, ROSE ROYCE, MORRIS DAY & THE TIME, SOS BAND Fri 5/21, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

GINUWINE, JAGGED EDGE, JOE, AVANT Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

GODSMACK, TANTRIC, DROWNING POOL, SOIL Sat 5/22, 6 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

PATTY GRIFFIN, CRAIG ROSS Sold out. Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

CALVIN JOHNSON, COME ONS Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

KALLIKAK FAMILY, DIRTY PROJECTORS, FAR RAD Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Transmission Gallery, 840 W. Washington (second floor). 312-666-9143.

KANE, BRANDEN HART Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-604-2234 or 312-559-1212.

KUMBIA KINGS, DON OMAR, ILIXION All-ages. Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-562-2328 or 312-559-1212.

MARGARITA & KOSTA LOIS, ELECTRA & others perform Greek pop music. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-915-0181.

MOODY BLUES Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JASON MRAZ, MAKANA, DJ BOB NECK SNAPP Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

KARI NELSON Free concert. Fri 5/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

OFFSPRING, AUF DER MAUR, START All-ages. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

SOUTH SIDE IDOL Contest based on American Idol (must reside south of the Sears Tower to enter). Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

TIMOTHY, REVELATOR, FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS, VERTONEN, FUCKING WEREWOLVES Free concert. Sat 5/22, noon, main quads, University of Chicago, University between 57th and 59th. 773-702-8289.

VELVET REVOLVER, SILVERTIDE Sold out. Wed 5/19, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Clinic, Ratatat (see Spot Check; 18+). Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Michelle Anthony (in the pub; no cover); 9:30 PM, Riptones, Hi-Q's, Leslie Smith Combo, Ken Mottet & the Western Casuals. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners (in the pub; no cover). Wed 5/19, 10 PM, Rjd2 (see Critic's Choice), Diverse, Automato (18+). Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Waste, Domestic Godzilla, Nuisance, Project 44. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Radiators. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Brilliant Mistakes (in the pub; no cover). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike X, DJ Too Much Funk. 847-397-3100.

THE ATTIC 320 N. Second, De Kalb: Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Calvin Johnson, Gnome Exit, Little Headhunter. 815-787-3875.

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. Mon 5/17, Lisa Derosia & Lush Budgett. Thu 5/20, BLT. 773-334-4040.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/14, Farm Crew. Sat 5/22, Underbelly, Audiobon. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Phistine Verona, Jesus & the Devil, Late Nights, Aya Sofia, She's Your Sister. Sat 5/15, 9:30 PM, SweetMamaGumbo, Adam Wyle, Seth. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Genius Bracelet, Satoru Iga perform as part of the Mish Mash variety show, with the Flicks and Bits Film Collective. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 5/18, 9 PM, SAFE, Burnham Project, Three Quarters Blue. Wed 5/19, 8:30 PM, Anjuli Dawn Band, Rob Waller Band, Gwendolyn Greer. Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Primo, Michael Moushon, Bleeding Turnips. Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Rollover, Marty Wylder. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Love and Addiction, Cyclesomething. Sun 5/23, 5 PM, Hoyne performs as part of the Mish Mash variety show, with a reading by A.B. Drea and film and multimedia images by Pra-jekt Pro-jekt. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/14, 8:30 PM, Domestic Godzilla, Cased, Die Symphony, Hybrid Glitch, Callisto. Sat 5/15, Disown, Dirty Pawz, Cinematix, Chokehold. Fri 5/21, Gotards, Plus. Sat 5/22, Sticky Tongue Farm. 773-770-2039.

BIOGRAPH 2433 N. Lincoln: Movieside Film Festival runs 5/14 through 5/16 and features screenings and live music by Environmental Encroachment & others. Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Coughs, Gentleman John Battles, Functional Blackouts. Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Sally Timms; 11:30 PM, Manhandlers, Mucus. Sun 5/16, 4 PM, Three Dollar Bill, Phenoms. 312-444-3456.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 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.

BLACK ORCHID 230 W. North: Wed 5/19, 7:30 PM, Glen Phillips, Andy Stochansky. 312-944-6200 or 312-559-1212.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Andrew W.K. (see Spot Check), the Locust (see Spot Check), No Motiv, Fireball Ministry (all-ages). Sat 5/15, 5 PM, Escape From Earth, Liftpoint, Reforma, Inept, Shades of Fiction (all-ages); 10 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Skapone, Koffindragger. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Light Changes, Grackles, Plods, Memories. Tue 5/18, 8 PM, Cosmic Rough Riders (see Spot Check), Webb Brothers (DJ set). Wed 5/19, 8 PM, Drastics, Dropped Once, Rude King. Thu 5/20, 8 PM, Murmur, Codebreaker, Inspector Owl, Where's Jimmy K At? Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Snaklab All-Tsars, Sleepwalker Defense, Shooting Blanks, Explanation. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Cobra Verde, Drapes, Dead Electric, Grafton. Sun 5/23, 6 PM, Tub Ring, Haste, Calico System (all-ages); 10 PM, Fleshgrind, Origin, Curbstomp (18+). 773-975-0505 or 800-594-8499.

BUCK'S ROCK 'N' ROLL GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 5/14, Mighty Joe. Fri 5/21, Tim Nolan. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 5/16, Schizowave. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 5/14, 8:30 PM, Eddie Gadel Band. Fri 5/21, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. Sat 5/22, 8:30 PM, Ain't Lyin'. 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, 10 PM Saturdays, and 9 PM Sundays. Sat 5/15, Hushpuppies. Sundays, Nightwatch. Sat 5/22, Neverly Brothers. 773-384-2547.

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, Suzanne Palmer. 312-346-3500.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/14, Carla Starla. Sat 5/15, Atomsworks. Fri 5/21, Satellite Thieves. Sun 5/23, Shelley Miller & Pete Cassani. 773-245-0399.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Tue 5/18, Neil Rose Band (no cover). 847-279-1199.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Wed 5/19, 9:30 PM, Mythic Figs, Fred, Dobro Joe with Pot Luck and Fairly Unbalanced at "The Illustrated Horsey Show." 708-771-2123.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Local H. Sun 5/16, 5:30 PM, "Battle of the Bands." 847-836-8820.

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.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, DJs spin alternative and 80s rock. 773-388-1877.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/14, 9:15 PM, Simmering, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Javier Mendoza Band, Tommy Knox. Sat 5/15, Hubbards, A Month of Somedays. Sun 5/16, 9 PM, Michael Glabicki, Cornmeal. Thu 5/20, Kings Full, Aunt Janet. Fri 5/21, Catfight. Sat 5/22, Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 5/14, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 5/15, 10:30 PM, King Solomon's Grave. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 5/21, 10:30 PM, Members Only. Sat 5/22, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/14 and Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Lynne Rothrock; 10:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts a variety showcase. Sat 5/15 and Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Denise Tomasello; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 5/16 and Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Pegi Johns performs "A Window Into Our Hearts: Songs That Got Us Through the War." Wed 5/19, 1:30 PM, Tony Gibson & Chuck Larkin perform "Movers and Shakers"; 8 PM, Jason Grimm & Trista Smith. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 5/16, DJ Dread Scott. Mon 5/17, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 5/18, DJ Alex. Wed 5/19, Scott Cizek spins rockabilly. Thu 5/20, DJ Jen B. Sun 5/23, Mike Miller. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, the Reputation (see Spot Check), Changes, Starlister. Sat 5/15, 9:30 PM, Punsapaya (see Spot Check), Dig for Fire, Lavellas, Duenow, Stray Root (acoustic). Sun 5/16, 9 PM, Cardigans, Jonathan Rice. Mon 5/17, 9 PM, Dick Dale, San Andreas Fault, DJ Mike Miller. Tue 5/18, 9 PM, Sudden Dark, Accident Experiment, D'z Nutz, Element Eighty. Wed 5/19, 9 PM, Marmoset (see Spot Check), Satellite 66, A Fir-Ju Well, Walter Meego. Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Thunderwing, Woolworthy, Cordy, Paper Bullets, DJ Tankboy vs. tankPOD. Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Milkplow, Temple of Low Men, Pod. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Legendary Pink Dots. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/14, Mr. Myers. Sat 5/15, Libido Funk Circus. Thu 5/20, Schreiber & Co. Fri 5/21, Pesz & the Dispensers. Sat 5/22, Hidden Agenda. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Yesmen, Segway, Sounddrifter. Sun 5/16 and Sun 5/23, 8 PM, "Battle of the Bands." Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 5/20, 9:30 PM, Too White Crew. Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Arra. Sat 5/22, noon-4:30 PM, Dave Tamkin, Dan Darrah, Mike Himebaugh perform at the spring beer festival; 9:30 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/14, 9:15 PM, Downtown Tripper Mind, Pimps, Disposable Pets, Amazing Catfish. Sat 5/15, 8:30 PM, Model One, Perfect Red, Water on Electricity, Sound & Fury, Big Bang Music Theory, Sister Child. Tue 5/18, 8:30 PM, Urban Achievers, Lavellas. Wed 5/19, 9:15 PM, Alora, Ray Flower. Thu 5/20, 8 PM, Solarize, Magnaphonic, La Cassette, Heavy Mental, Ellen Rosner, R.D. Roth, Scottish McMillan, Mark Johnson (benefit for Bekele Welch). Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Blackmaker, Ivory Wire, 19 Wheels, Gelheads. Sat 5/22, 9:30 PM, Blackmaker, Drive, Honest Pod, Callisto. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Reatards, CPC Gangbangs, Real Losers, Catholic Boys, Dirges perform at Horizontal Action Blackout. Sat 5/15, 2 PM, Brian Costello hosts a variety showcase with Aileen & the Truck Drivers, Tyrades, Krunchies & others (no cover); 9 PM, Testors, Zodiac Killers (see Critic's Choice), Knaughty Knights, Clorox Girls, Guilty Pleasures perform at Horizontal Action Blackout. Sun 5/16, 9:30 PM, Eleventh Dream Day, Antietam (see Critic's Choice). Mon 5/17, 9:30 PM, Michael Hurley, Born Heller (see Critic's Choice), Bill Bungeroth & the Armistice. Tue 5/18, 9:30 PM, Detachment Kit (see Spot Check), Challenger, Thin Man. Wed 5/19, 9:30 PM, Constantines, El Guapo, Narrator. Thu 5/20, 9:30 PM, Riddle of Steel, No More Lies, Meth and Goats. Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Miss Alex White, Mystery Girls. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Shannon Wright, Pedal Steel Transmission, Brian Straw. Sun 5/23, 9:30 PM, Knife in the Water, Standard, Kallikak Family. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Too Shy. Sat 5/15, Cammi's NRG. Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. Sat 5/22, Hans & the Hormones. 847-516-0300.

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.

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: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 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 5/14, 8 PM, Jane Doe. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Kato the Houseboy. Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Underwater People. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Slip Mickey. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/14, Fat Cat. Fri 5/21, Monkey Tongues. Sat 5/22, Warp Speed Willie. 773-685-8083.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 5/14, 6 PM, Monday's Hero, Ifihadahifi, Signal to Trust; 10 PM, New Black, This Moment in Black History, May or May Not. Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Menthol, Afflictions, It's. Sun 5/16, 6 PM, Dead to Fall, A Life Once Lost, Preacher Gone to Texas, Over & Over; 10 PM, Blow-Chi, Lord of the Yum Yum, Interns. Wed 5/19, 6 PM, Best Days Behind, 15 Minutes Late, Amber, Flatbush 56; 10 PM, Neverly Brothers. Thu 5/20, 8 PM, Saps, Big Buildings, Intelligent Dennis, Hot Dog City, Phonocaptors. Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Retisonic, Rollo Tomasi, Black Hand, New Transit Direction. Sat 5/22, 5 PM, Beatnik Termites, Shakedowns, Rushmores; 10 PM, Alden Tyrell, Novamen, DJ Overdose. Sun 5/23, 8 PM, Thermals, the Hold Steady, Like Young, Health and Beauty. 773-486-2700 or 800-594-8499.

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: Fri 5/21, 9:30 PM, Off Broadway, Enuff Z'nuff. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Iguanas, Mary McBride. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 5/14, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Fri 5/21, 9:30 PM, Chris Long. 630-416-4898.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/21, BeatleNerds, Phil Angotti. 219-464-4700.

FUNKY JAVA COFFEEHOUSE 40 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park: Sat 5/22, 7:30 PM, Michael Kent Smith plays guitar and exhibits his own paintings (no cover). 630-833-8233.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/14, Slacker Jack, Izzy Alone. Sat 5/15, Synchro Night showcase hosted by Kym. Fri 5/21, Immaculate Deceptions. Sat 5/22, 50-Pound Head, Girl Activity. 773-489-5471.

GAPEESH 550 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Fri 5/14 and Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 847-433-5515.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, Carla Gordon & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Bret Wolfe Confidential; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 5/16 and Sun 5/23, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 5/17, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Wed 5/19 and Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 5/21, 7:30 PM, Ginger Tam & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/22, 7:30 PM, Bret Wolfe Confidential; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 5/14, 5:30 PM, Mark Przeradowski; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 5/15 and Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Mark Burnell hosts an open mike. Mon 5/17, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Tue 5/18 through Thu 5/20, 8 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Fri 5/21, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 5/14, 8:30 PM, Seven Day Run, Ultrafix, Circlefour. Sat 5/15, 8:30 PM, Milkplow, Hot Oil Treatment, Jason Blake Band, Herbie Hinkle Ensemble, Rubies. 773-549-9624.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Mark Solotroff spins postpunk, minimal synth, and death rock. 773-477-8880.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/14, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Agave. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Strange Brothers perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Pure Temptation. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Uncle Boogie Pants. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Cells, Kevin Lee, Modify, Steve Bequette. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Katie Todd Band, Gina Cutillo, Anne Deming. Wed 5/19, 8 PM, Synergi, E-Mics. Thu 5/20, 8:30 PM, Goldman, Sleepover. Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Electric, My Were They, Zapruder Point. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Analog Radio, Dynamos, Gidgets Ga Ga. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 5/19, Stephanie Morris performs at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 5/20, Screamin' Blue Dogs, Evenflow (Pearl Jam tribute), Balloonatic. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Big Breakfast. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Spartakeith, This Side Up, Gordy Malis. Tue 5/18, 8 PM, singer-songwriter showcase. Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Dynamic Vibrations, Bad Fathers. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Kulica. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/14 and Fri 5/21, 6 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Illinois First! (see Spot Check), Telenovela; 11 PM, DJ Woodsy the Owl. Wed 5/19, 9:30 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Low Skies, Dagons. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, Mother Hubbard. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/14, Bleeding Charity. Sat 5/15, Jonathan Kuss, Pistol Punch. Fri 5/21, Stellar Road, 5th of Paradise. Sat 5/22, Ferdinand Fox, WarBrides, Saturday June Band, Brad Cole. 773-929-0944.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Subdudes, Hello Dave (acoustic). Sat 5/15, 6:15 PM, Allister, Punchline, Lola Ray, Split Habit (all-ages). Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Greyboy All-Stars (18 & over). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 5/16, Sophie B. Hawkins, Ellen Rosner. 312-923-2000.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Larkins. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Mike & Joe, Seventh Heaven, Jackson Rohm. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Lt. Dan Band with Gary Sinise (benefit for the Vietnam Veterans Art Museum). Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Well Hungarians. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Modern English, Gene Loves Jezebel, Underwater People. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Soulio. 773-348-7592.

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Sat 5/15, 5 PM, Jimbo Delta (no cover). Wed 5/19, 8 PM, DJ Greedy spins house, retro-alternative, and hip-hop (all-ages; no cover). 312-829-4150.

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/21, Biff & Sniff. 847-991-2420.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/14, Fat Boy Clark. 773-665-7885.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Phenoms, Cheezetones, Big Buildings, Negligents. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Wingnuts, Seers Poncho. Tue 5/18, 8:30 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the "Local Vocal Brew." Wed 5/19, 9 PM, D'Haene, Sunspots, Huge Pontoons. Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Krunchies, Rotten Fruits, Feelers, Hotlips Messiah. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Troubadours, Volcanos, Cocktail Preachers, Roger & the Wraybans. 773-871-3757.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Garaj Mahal (5/14 with Chicago Afrobeat Project, 5/15 with Freespace). Tue 5/18, 8:30 PM, Kimotion with Gary Sinise. Wed 5/19, 9 PM, Sondre Lerche, Charlotte Martin. Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Jamie Cullum (see Critic's Choice), Gabriel Mann. Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Old No. 8, Cornmeal, Outlaw Family Band. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Boxstep, Chase Lounge, My Record Player. Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Waco Brothers, Bon Mots (benefit for Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School). 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Detroit Cobras, Split Lip Rayfield (18+). Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Brides of Destruction, Amen, Living Things (all-ages). Sun 5/16, 6:15 PM, June, Mayfield, Starter Set, Small Towns Burn a Little Slower, Missing Autumn (all-ages). Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Tortoise (see the Meter), Beans, Pelican (18+). Fri 5/21, 7 PM, My Morning Jacket, M. Ward (all-ages). Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Sloan, Kicks (18+). Sun 5/23, 6 PM, Inept, October Fall, Sue Generis, Until Sundown, Arizing (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 Farnsworth, Aurora: Fri 5/21, 9:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-820-7447.

MILL RACE INN 4 E. State, Geneva: Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Peggy Ann. Sat 5/15, 8:30 PM, Virgil Kane. Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Jason Hubbard. Sat 5/22, 8:30 PM, Exceptions. 630-232-2030.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Phil Calkins. Sundays, 4 PM, Bob Bradley plays piano. 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. Fri 5/14 and Fri 5/21, 9 PM, DJ White Russian. Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Karmic Soul. Sat 5/15 and Sat 5/22, 9 PM, DJ V. Tue 5/18, 9 PM, DJ Mister D. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Brian Borden spins house, jazz, and disco. Thu 5/20, 10 PM, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 5/15, Group du Jour. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/14, Gavin Coyle Duo. Sat 5/15, Latin Experience. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Wed 5/19, Switchback. Thu 5/20, Eddie Elliott Band. Fri 5/21, Frank & Dan. Sat 5/22, Tony Alvarez Band. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/14, the Junk, Altivo, Masked Messiah. Sat 5/15, Drug Honky, Skittles Boris. Sun 5/16, Manaconda, the Girls, Stare. Tue 5/18, Shitty Music for Shitty People, Venom Lords. Wed 5/19, HDR. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 5/14, 8:30 PM, Matthew, Braam, Bystander, Dean Evans Band, Matthew Clay (18+). Sat 5/15, 5 PM, M.O.T.O., Johnny Rev, Gotards, Burnside Bridge (all-ages); 8:30 PM, Tristen, Ellis, Mark Selby, Patrice Pike, Mark Lonsway (18+). Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Get Everett, Nolan, Shagbark (all-ages). Thu 5/20, 8 PM, Farmageddon, Big Sky String Band, West of Rome (all-ages). Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Ryan Auffenberg, Ode, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls, Tommi Zender. Sat 5/22, 7:30 PM, Grateful Dads. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 5/20, 8 PM, Raphael Kadushin & Emily Bate 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. 630-434-1290.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Supermercado, Egostatic, Premium, Gatlin, Ben & Ray. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Last of the Showmen, Gelheads, Pinch, 19 Wheels, Left Setter. Sun 5/16, 10 PM, Liz Toussaint, BLT. Wed 5/19, 11 PM, Bleary, Eighth Grade, Roman Meal & Motocops 2000 (no cover). Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Dorian Taj. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Jelly Bann'd, Paper Tree, Sunhead King. Sun 5/23, 10 PM, Terrapin Flyer. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Vital Remains, Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Watch Them Die, Burning Down, Ragmen (all-ages). Sat 5/15, 9 PM, King's X, NDX, Ion Vein (18+). Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Tommy Lee, 3 Brooms of Mayhem (18+). Sun 5/23, midnight, No One, Dreadlocked, Terminal Fix, Born Against Time, Burning Autumn, Nothing Left to Decay, Neutral State, Face of Fury, Farewell Fix, D.O.C., Tribal Scar (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/14, 7 and 10 PM, Sam Bush, Danny Barnes. Sat 5/22, 7 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Blackberri, Ernest David Lijoi, Wishing Chair, Andrea Bunch perform at the 4th annual Queer Is Folk Fest, hosted by Scott Free. 773-728-6000.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/14, Evil Weazil, Abarat. Sat 5/15, Eleven Days of Rain, Silent Lightning. Tuesdays, Stellar Road. Thursdays, live karaoke. Fri 5/21, Got Smack (Godsmack tribute), My Own Prison (Creed tribute). Sat 5/22, KK, Voodoo Pugs. 708-293-1837.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/14, Superstring. Sat 5/15, Chronic Harlot, Blue Money. Fri 5/21, Million, Harmony of Lies. Sat 5/22, Riddle of Steel, Blaked, No More Lies. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/14, Moonboots. Sundays, G Town. Fri 5/21, Deconstructing Jim, Locked Sound. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/14, Locked Sound. Sat 5/15, Los Gatos Diablos, Matt Messiah. Sun 5/16, Sunday Night Trio. Wed 5/19, Pickpockets. Thu 5/20, Blanks. Fri 5/21, Jupiter. Sat 5/22, Bargain Brodus. Sun 5/23, JC3. 773-486-9862.

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

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, live karaoke. Sat 5/15, 9:30 PM, Magnus, My Left Arm, Divine, Mimi Ferocious (no cover). Wed 5/19, 9 PM, Happy Hour Music (no cover). Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Wingnuts (no cover). 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 5/14, Manny B & the Rhythm Nights. Fri 5/21, Fairlanes. Sat 5/22, Moods. 815-477-0340.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Drivers. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Trailers. 773-274-3239.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Jon Allmett. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Runaway Wordsmyths perform poetry. Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Rico. 312-492-6100.

SAM MAGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/14, Connextion. Sat 5/15, Voices. Thu 5/20, Neverly Brothers. Fri 5/21, Sampost. Sat 5/22, Not Them. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Tim Easton, Rosavelt, Mic Harrison, V-Roys. Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Down the Line, Mark Ingram (all-ages); 10 PM, Dan Darrah, Dave Tamkin, Air This Side of Caution. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Pete Schmidt, 2nd Hand, Michael Celedon (all-ages). Mon 5/17, 7 PM, Ron Sexsmith (see Critic's Choice), David Mead. Tue 5/18, 7 PM, Seers Poncho, Ginge, Insignificant Others, Ann Torralba, Stacy Buehler (benefit for Voices for the Children; 18+). Wed 5/19, 9 PM, Ambulance Ltd., Sleeping at Last, City Will Save Us (18+). Thu 5/20, 9 PM, U.S.E., Aqueduct, Life During Wartime DJs. Fri 5/21, 7 and 10 PM, Jump (early show 18+; late show with the Features). Sat 5/22, 7 PM, Teitur, Griffin House (18+); 10 PM, Slugs, Ruben Waters Loves You, Vale & Year. Sun 5/23, 8 PM, Rebecca F., Alex Maier, Adam Wyle, Jacky Dustin (18+). 773-525-2508.

7TH STREET SPACE 106 S. 7th, De Kalb: Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Kallikak Family, Handmedown Satellites (all-ages). 815-787-3875.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 5/16, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Cinema (Genesis tribute). 630-790-6100.

SKYLARK 2149 S. Halsted: Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Grey Ghost, I Love Presets, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Moira Cue, Soft Serve, John Polachek. 312-948-5275.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/14, Stevie Starlite. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 5/15, Family Style. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Thu 5/20, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 5/20, Sister Sez. 312-441-9334.

SPAZIO 483 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield: Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Third Rail Band. Sat 5/22, 8:30 PM, Sam Magdal (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 847-272-9922.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Wed 5/19 and Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Michael McAssey. 773-338-0600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Deathray Davies, Early Risers, America Owns the Moon, Carey Ott. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Holger Czukay (see Critic's Choice), Defender. Sun 5/16, 9 PM, Olde Style, Tripperblue, Nouveau Broke. Thu 5/20, 10 PM, Heroine Sheiks, Buried at Sea, Silents. Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Butchershop Quartet, Rope, K-Rad. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Mumbo Jumbo, Zerostars, Black Tiger, Lake at Night. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

TRAXX 833 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield: Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band. 847-236-0203.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Sat 5/22, midnight, Flatline. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Patrice Pike, Ellis, Stephen Taylor. Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Seven Day Run, Al Rose, Second Hand Poets, Istvan & His Imaginary Band. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Paging Raymond, Dan Vaillancourt, Frankenixon. Thu 5/20, 8 PM, Bill Deasy, Waz. Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Tony Piscotti, Amanda Sena. Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Eric Nassau, Brent Palmer, Jaik Willis. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 5/14, 8:30 PM, El Guapo, Detour, Rob Dova, Half Mad Poet, Everyday Celebrity. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Cyclesomething, Ben Lehl Band, For All I Care, Modern Day Zero, Tim Fagan. Sat 5/22, Heathens. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mon 5/17, 10 PM, Down the Line. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 8 PM, Miga; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Tue 5/18, 9 PM, Ha*ash, Planeta de Crystal, Damian Rivero, DJ Charly. 312-427-2572 or 847-969-1602.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/14, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 5/15, History's End. Fri 5/21, Magpie. Sat 5/22, Hed'n West. 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 5/14, Bottom Feeders. Fri 5/21, Suckinators. 312-943-7815.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/14, Chris Shaffer, Twitch, Anne Harris. Sat 5/15, RedLine, Ralph Covert, Middle 8, Rich McCulley Band. Sun 5/16, Nathan Brown, Madhappy, Serengeti. Mon 5/17, Walter Meego, Playback, Frankenixon. Tue 5/18, Simmering. Wed 5/19, Blanks, Vessel, Green Light. Thu 5/20, Dylan Rice & the Dynasties, Chris Gilmartin, New Breed. Fri 5/21, Fly Williams, Starrunner. Sat 5/22, Spare Parts, Fareed Haque. 773-929-1300.

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

Hip-Hop

Concerts

MALACHI THOMPSON TRIO with poet Amiri Baraka, followed by an open mike for poets and rappers. Fri 5/14, 6:30 PM, Center for Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. 773-536-6555.

TWISTA, MEMPHIS BLEEK, BUMPY JOHNSON All-ages. Thu 5/20, 6 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

Hip-Hop

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Wed 5/19, 10 PM, Rjd2 (see Critic's Choice), Diverse, Automato (18+). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

COZMO'S 2506-08 N. Clybourn: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fridays, Artek & Norman Rockwell. Saturdays, Shon Dervis. Sundays, Larry Millah & guests. 773-404-7414.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Dynamic Vibrations, Bad Fathers. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 5/18, 9:30 PM, DJ Squeeze spins dancehall and hip-hop. Thu 5/20, 10 PM, Jungle Brothers. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 5/15, 11:45 PM, Talib Kweli, MF Doom (18+). Sun 5/16, 9 PM, Jadakiss with the Ultimate DJ Challenge: DJ 33-1/3 vs. Big Kap (18+). Wed 5/19, 9 PM, Cypress Hill (18+). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/14, 11 PM, Jungle Brothers, Mr. Greenweedz. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah host an open mike for MCs. 773-489-0011.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Thu 5/20, Pete Rock. 312-226-7600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Wed 5/19, 9:30 PM, Signified Sound System, Konee Rok, DJ PNS, Community Service (benefit for Back to the Lab). 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

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: Fridays through Thursdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin (no cover). 773-227-6859.

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Loki. 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: No cover. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs Alfredo & Eduardo spin tropicalia. 773-348-3665.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fridays and Sundays, Analog Addicts spin breaks, funk, soul, and hip-hop. 773-395-3002.

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3 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, reggae, and old school (no cover). 312-243-1699.

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.

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

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: Mondays, 8 PM, Sample Ed1t with Stop., Chip-Chop, and RSB1000 (public may bring in tracks to add to the mix; no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, Shon Dervis, Frank Orrall (no cover). 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, Lee Farmer, Cisco, Tik-Tak, Shawn Mack, JC Soto. 312-475-9800.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin after 9 PM. Sat 5/15, Sun 5/16, 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, DJ Abell, DJ Bliss, Dino G, Bam Bam Buddha. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O. Thursdays, DJ Agent X & Adibwoy. 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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. 773-325-2233.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Saturdays, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. 773-477-1420.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Frique, Victor R., Wizz Kid, Felix da Housecat. Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nate Scott. Sun 5/16, Ralphi Rosario. Thursdays, Andrew Vonn, Marc Ryan, Alex Peace, Greg Corner, Johnny Rocket, Zim Zum. Sun 5/23, Teri Bristol. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Agent X spins dance, retro, and house. Saturdays, DJ Abell spins hip-hop, retro, and dance. Thursdays, DJ Abel & DJ Bliss. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 5/17, Jimmy Edgar (live and DJ sets), Quantazelle (live), DJ AZLIII, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Second Friday of every month, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ 4BZ & guests spin at "Sunny Side Up," hosted by Mwelwa. Sat 5/15, Fathom DJ spins house, funk, and jazz. Sun 5/16, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Ethan. Mon 5/17, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Peach Fuzz & DJ Specialguest spin downtempo and hip-hop. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wed 5/19, Doc West, Rude One, Stizo. Thu 5/20, Brock & Tobias. Fri 5/21, Zac Jones & Gene Compton spin underground house and nu jazz with DJ Motion & Sean Michaels. Sat 5/22, George Bates, Ron C., DJ Cheez, Boo Williams. 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.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Daminato & Matt King spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, and deep house. 773-549-5549.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Hurricane 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.

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. Sundays, 7 PM-1 AM, Curt Clay & friends spin house, jazz, funk, and bossa nova (no cover). 773-477-8880.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Mondays, 9 PM-4 AM, Lego, Michael Serafini, Johnny Chaos, Just Joey, Uncle Milty. Thursdays, 9 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Carla Prather, Dajae, Vic Lavender. 773-395-0066.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Just Joey, Brian Borden. 312-527-5600.

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

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted:. Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 5/14, 10 PM-4 AM, Oscar G. Sat 5/15, 10 PM-5 AM, Chris Eterno. Sun 5/16, 9 PM-4 AM, Frankie Knuckles, Julius the Mad Thinker. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 11 PM, Greg Drescher. Fri 5/21, 10 PM-4 AM, Joe Gauthreaux. 773-975-9244.

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. Third Thursday of every month, DJ Mass Transit. 773-394-2066.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. 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. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/14, Johnny Love, Trancid & Tobias spin at "No Labels, Please." 773-772-3355.

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: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sat 5/15, Drippin' Wet with Ayrun spin downtempo and deep house. Tue 5/18, PJ Alton, Sean O & friends spin "antique electronic lounge tempo." Thu 5/20, G. & guests spin "eclectic rhythm." Fri 5/21, Sunny D. spins dub, breakbeat, and old school. Sat 5/22, Eric Williams. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 5/15, 11 PM, Solid Gold Dancers, DJ Pier Novikov, Mara Mars (18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, Platestation DJ (no cover). 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Jason Christopher & Mike Hahn, Jesse de la Pena, DJ Soul Boogie & D Square. Fri 5/21, Aventura, J-Boogie. 312-828-9000.

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: Wed 5/19, 9 PM, John Simmons with guests. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Nate Manic, Duke Shin. 773-862-8686.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. 312-738-9971.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Sun 5/16, 10 PM, Eliot Lipp, JRick. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Brian Kelley. Sun 5/23, 10 PM, Toby Worscheck, JRick. 773-276-7036.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Angelist, Nick K, Josh Werner, Freq1C spin jungle, techno, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 773-549-4444.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 5/14, John Acquaviva, Jonas Tempel. Sat 5/15, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, new wave, and alternative. Thu 5/20, DJ Teebee, MF, Radiata, Lamebrane, Frankie J, Midway. Fri 5/21, Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn, Neil Aline, Whyteout. Sat 5/22, Julius Papp, Brad Owen. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Joe Bryl. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. 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 5/20, Pete Rock. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/14, Steve Porter, Chris Fortier, Johnny Chaos, John Grammatis, Orchard Lounge, Hiroki. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23. Thu 5/20, Loco Dice, Lego, Diz, Flipside, Devin & Michelle, Heaven & Earth Division. Fri 5/21, Mauro Picotto, DJ Apocalypse, Wale, Avex Axiom, John Grammatis, Orchard Lounge, Hiroki. 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. 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. Sat 5/15, Lamebrane, MF, Ry-N, Matthew J. Martin, Frankie Vega, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, MF, Vijay, Renan, 40 Oz. 773-388-0185.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 9 PM, Chris Underwood spins hip-hop, neosoul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge after 10 PM: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-2:30 AM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, disco, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Maryjane, D Double spin at the 606 Entertainment open mike. Wednesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, David Chavez & Cazwell James spin deep house. 773-278-6600.

SYN 1009 N. Rush: Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, DJs spin. 312-664-0007.

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.

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. 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, Jay Funk. 312-491-9729.

UPTOWN LOUNGE 1136 W. Lawrence: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM; no cover. Fri 5/14, Joe Glover. Saturdays, Sean Patrick spins funk, soul, disco, hip-hop, and acid jazz. Wednesdays, Trew & Verb spin funk, soul, disco, hip-hop, and old school. Thursdays, DJ Spin. Fri 5/21, Carl Burke. 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 5/14, Paul Anthony, Josh Da Funky 1, Jimmie Page, David Fenmore, Rees Urban, Mark Almaria & Solange, Alena, Spencer Lokken. Sat 5/15, DJ Icey, DJ T-1000, John Simmons, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. Sat 5/22, Marco V, Dan Efex, Chris Santiago. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 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. Tuesdays, DJ Kenny spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego & DJ Reggie spin progressive house and trance. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/14, Johnny Fiasco, Dizzy, Nate Manic, Chris Gin, Rock Dee, Sativa, Jay Funk, Jon Huang. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Wednesdays, Julius the Mad Thinker, DJ FLX, DJ Monna. Thursdays, DJs spin downtempo, hip-hop, old school, and house. Fri 5/21, Jesse Saunders, Paul Anthony, Chip E, Sativa, Jay Funk, Jon Huang, Dysqo, Nate "Gonzo" Gans, Rez, Dank Poet, Mili Zefic, Rich Grant. 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.

ZZA ZZO 551 N. Ogden: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Rick Garcia. 312-733-9000.

Folk & Country

Concerts

SAM BUSH Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

VINCE GILL Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TISH HINOJOSA Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 773-394-1055.

CONNIE KALDOR, JERRY THIEL Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

KELLY KESSLER & THE WICHITA SHUT-INS WITH LAWRENCE PETERS Free concert. Fri 5/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MONEY CREEK BOYS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Jo Mortland. Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822. Sun 5/16, 2 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

RONNIE RENO & THE RENO TRADITION WITH RYAN HOLLADAY Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

SMALL POTATOES Sun 5/16, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 111 Main, Round Lake Park. 847-949-5355.

STEPHIE & THE BOYS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Tom Senior. Mon 5/17, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

THREE ON A STRING performs patriotic and popular songs from the Civil War. Sat 5/22, 2 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1573.

WEAVERMANIA Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

WILD CARROT Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

WOODS TEA COMPANY Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Riptones, Hi-Q's, Leslie Smith Combo, Ken Mottet & the Western Casuals. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (in the pub). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 5/18, Chris Walz & Keith Baumann. 773-334-4040.

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 and 10 PM Sundays. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, None of the Above Folk Cabaret. 847-424-9800.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 5/17, 7:30 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 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.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 5/14, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Kieran Conway. Fri 5/21, Gerard Haughey. Sat 5/22, Flintlock. 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 5/14, 9 PM, Billy Knox & Brendan Bulger. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Five Mile Chase. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Bluestack. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Katie Sullivan Band. 773-473-5263.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Thu 5/20, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Al Day. 773-278-1830.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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. Mon 5/17, 9:30 PM, Michael Hurley, Born Heller (see Critic's Choice), Bill Bungeroth & the Armistice. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Donnybrook. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/14, Tony Leonard & L.J. Slavin. Sat 5/15, Jack Sullivan & Friends. Fri 5/21, Fast Eddie. Sat 5/22, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

FIREHOUSE GRILL 750 Chicago, Evanston: Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Bluegrass Advocates. 847-733-1911.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 5/15, 9:30 PM, Billy Joe Shaver. Thu 5/20, 8:30 PM, Bluehouse (in the SideBar), Hot Club of Cowtown (see Critic's Choice). Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Greg Trooper (in the SideBar). 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/15, John Hasbrouck. Sat 5/22, Michael Miles. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/14, Bill Staines. Sat 5/15, Doug Rice & Beat 66. Sat 5/22, Barb Ryman. 219-464-4700.

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.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 5/20, Some of the Girls. 773-384-9546.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Crooked Jades, Dick Smith. 773-227-4433.

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

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. 773-235-9795.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 5/16, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Stone City Stragglers, Earl, Famous Brothers. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 5/17, 9:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Old No. 8, Cornmeal, Outlaw Family Band. 773-404-9494.

MOJOE'S CAFE LOUNGE 2256 W. Roscoe: Tue 5/18, 7:30 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-388-1236.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa Shine & Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Mondays, 8 PM, Dime Store String Band (18+; no cover). 847-869-0450.

NOLA'S 32ND WARD SEAFOOD HOUSE 1856 W. North: Mondays, 10 PM, Wingnuts, DJ Koondog. 773-395-4300.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Niamh Parsons, Andy Irvine. Fri 5/21, 7 PM, Tom Rush, Paul Geremia. 773-728-6000.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Raven Desmond Songs. Tue 5/18, 8:30 PM, Mighty Fine String Band. 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Down the Line, Mike Ingram. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 5/21, Barb Ryman. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Patrice Pike, Ellis, Stephen Taylor. 773-929-3680.

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

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

MEN OF VICTORY, TRIUMPH & PRAISE, COSMOPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH CHOIR, KEITH BUTLER & THE DELEGATION FOR CHRIST CHORALE & others perform at a benefit for Fresh Start Academy. Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Cosmopolitan Community Church, 5249 S. Wabash. 312-735-2005.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Billy Branch. 312-642-6805.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 and 10 PM Sundays. Fri 5/14, Carey Bell Band. Sat 5/15, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mondays, Nigel Mack (acoustic show; no cover). Wed 5/19, Fernando Jones & My Band. Fri 5/21, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 5/22, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 5/23, Jerry Stormer. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/18, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott & Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 5/14, and Sat 5/15, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 5/18, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express 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 5/14 and Sat 5/15, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sun 5/16, Slam Allen. Mon 5/17, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/18, Chico Banks. Wed 5/19, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam. Thu 5/20, Michael Coleman. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Nuwki Nu. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Bonnie Watts. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Larry "Bluesman" Jenkins. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes & the Smokestack Lightning Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Big D & His Band. Sun 5/23, 8 and 11 PM, Bobby Rush. 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 5/14, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Michael Burks, Joanna Connor. Sat 5/15, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Bill Perry, Joe Moss. Sun 5/16, John Primer. Mon 5/17, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 5/18, Lurrie Bell. Wed 5/19, Craig Horton Band. Thu 5/20, Larry Garner. Fri 5/21, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Jody Williams, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 5/22, 6 PM, Steve Nev; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Sharon Lewis. Sun 5/23, Doug McDonald. 312-427-0333.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/21, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 847-279-1199.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 708-771-2123.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Sundays, 5 PM, "Stop by the Church: A Gospel Cabaret" with KT McCammond, Daryl Nitz, Jimmy Odom, Carla Parker. 773-278-1830.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 8 PM. Fridays, Motor City Josh. Sat 5/15, Blues DeVille. Sat 5/22, Big G & the Real Deal. 630-325-0780.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/15, Backstreet Blues Band. Wednesdays, Innocence hosts an open jam. 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 5/14, 9:30 PM, Charlie Musselwhite (see Critic's Choice), Dave Specter. 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 5/15, 9 PM, Tenry Johns Band. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Downtown Charlie Brown Band. 630-416-4898.

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 5/15, Brian Lupo Band. Tue 5/18, Pauline York Band. Sat 5/22, Joe Moss Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, Chicago Red Hots. Mon 5/17, Joanna Connor. Wed 5/19, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Thu 5/20, Jimmy Burns. Fri 5/21 through Sun 5/23, No Mercy Band. 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. Third Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Ben Ruth's Off the Hook Blues Band. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, Son Seals. 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. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, Magic Slim. 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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Sun 5/16, 9 PM, Blues Rocket Scientists. 773-871-3757.

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

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Thu 5/20, 7 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-742-1748.

MIKE'S BAR & GRILL 1837 S. 17th, Broadview: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Carlos Johnson with Lawrence Fields, Roosevelt "Hatter" Purifoy, Sam Green, Pooky Styx (no cover). 708-681-0135.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/15, Dave Specter. Sat 5/22, Jimmy Burns. 773-252-1155.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Thu 5/20, 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. Sat 5/15, Mississippi Heat. 847-243-3700.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/14, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. Sat 5/15, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 5/21, Chris Winters & the Nucleus Project. Sat 5/22, 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. Sat 5/15, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Wed 5/19, Lil' Ed. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Sundays, 9 PM, Nate Manos hosts the blues jam. Mondays, 9 PM, Carlos Johnson & friends. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Vini & the Demons. Wed 5/19, 9 PM, Pete Special. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, and Sat 5/15, 9:30 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band (5/15 with Urban Blues Union). Tuesdays, 10 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo & Tony Mangiullo. Fri 5/21, 9:30 PM, Willie Davis & the All-Star Band with Brian Lupo. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Billy Boy Arnold, Bob Stroger, Willie Smith, James Wheeler. 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 5/18, Jon McDonald. Sun 5/23, Quintus McCormick. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 5/15, Pistol Pete. Fri 5/21, Bumblebee Bob. Sat 5/22, Pat Smillie. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 5/14, Scott Anderson. Mondays, Continental. Wed 5/19, Chicago Bound Blues Band. Fri 5/21, Billy Flynn Band. Sat 5/22, Dave Specter. 773-772-6656.

TIME-OUT LOUNGE 8216 S. Vincennes: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Eric Davis & His New School Blues Band. 773-224-8430.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 5/14, Paul Kaye. 630-969-9720.

WINE & ROSES 1130 S. Main, Algonquin: Thu 5/20, 8 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 847-658-7641.

Jazz

Concerts

ALLOS CONSORT, JORRIT DIJKSTRA FLATLAND COLLECTIVE Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Koten Chapel, North Central College, 329 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

TATSU AOKI'S MIYUMI PROJECT Free concert. Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Tuley Park, 90th and King Dr. 312-427-1676.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND Sun 5/16, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

KEITH BAUMANN & BRIAN WILKE Free concert. Tue 5/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LEE BURSWOLD Free concert entitled "Ragtime and Popular Piano: An American Odyssey." Sun 5/23, 3 PM, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-825-6659.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE with tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton. Fri 5/21, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DUPAGE COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 5/23, 1:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

FRANZ JACKSON performs with his ensemble. Tue 5/18, 6 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-981-3566.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sun 5/23, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

DIANNE REEVES TRIO Fri 5/21, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300. Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

MARIA SCHNEIDER performs with Joel Spencer, Michael Kocour, and the Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combos. Sat 5/22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

RON SURACE & THE IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA Free concert. Sun 5/16, 2 PM, Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge, Evanston. 847-448-8250.

MALACHI THOMPSON TRIO with poet Amiri Baraka, followed by an open mike for poets and rappers. Fri 5/14, 6:30 PM, Center for Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. 773-536-6555.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/14, 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. Sundays, 7 PM, John Watson Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet/Ron Friedman Quintet; 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 5/21, noon, Franz Jackson. Sat 5/22, 9:30 PM, Everett Greene. 312-642-6805.

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

ARCHITECTURAL ARTIFACTS 4325 N. Ravenswood: Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Tim Fitzgerald Group performs at a benefit for ThreeWalls arts organization, with DJs and a live auction. 312-432-3972.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, Carlos Cannon. Sun 5/16 through Sat 5/22, Bobby Lewis. Sun 5/23, Carmen Stokes. 312-751-2433.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 and 10 PM Sundays. Thursdays, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 847-424-9800.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Sat 5/15, 8:30 PM, Who Needs Dave. Tue 5/18, 8 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

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

CAFFE BACI 225 W. Wacker: Thu 5/20, 5:30 PM, James Beck Quartet. 312-251-1234.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays, and 9 PM Sundays. Fri 5/14, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Fri 5/21, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/21, Michael Colligan & Michael Zerang, Peter Schmid & Thomas Mejer. Sat 5/22, Ed Wilkerson with Tatsu Aoki & Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CARLUCCI'S 250 Marriott, Lincolnshire: Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-478-0990.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/14, Marshall Vente & Scott Mason. Sat 5/15, Zvonimir Tot Duo. Fri 5/21, Barry Winograd & Zvonimir Tot. Sat 5/22, Neal Alger Duo. 630-584-2100.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, Dave Simone Trio. Tue 5/18, 6:30 PM, Dave Allen. Wed 5/19, 6:30 PM, Dan Myers. Thu 5/20, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 5/21, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 5/22, Ed Coward Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

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 5/16, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Joni King. Wed 5/19, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, OPRF Jazz Band, Naperville North Jazz Band. Thu 5/20, 8:30 PM, Hot Club of Cowtown (see Critic's Choice). Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Leon Redbone. 708-788-2118.

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

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Mon 5/17, 7 PM, Libby York Quartet. 773-725-1300.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 5/17, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band. Wed 5/19, John Roothaan Quartet. 773-489-5471.

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 5/16, 2 PM, Norrie Cox Goodtime Jazz with Bill Mason. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 5/16, 8 PM, David D'Acosta Quartet (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. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 5/14, 9 PM, and Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Eric Alexander Quartet with Harold Mabern (see Critic's Choice). Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/16, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 5/19, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/21, 9 PM, and Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Ari Brown Quartet. Sun 5/23, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 773-878-5552.

GRIDLEY'S 4868 Rte. 83, Long Grove: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Bryan Allmann Quartet (with Sarah Nielson on Saturdays). 847-478-3663.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/21, 9 PM, David Jennings Acoustic Ensemble. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Paul Wertico Trio, Somewhere in Between. Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Vinx. Mon 5/17, 6:30 PM, Michael Zerang & Hamid Drake (performance and interview with Michael Warr; no cover; all-ages); 9 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 5/19, 5-7 PM, jazz jam session hosted by Ken Chaney, Ari Brown, Charles Heath & Frank Russell, with special guest Jorrit Dijkstra; 8 PM, Jorrit Dijkstra Flatland Collective, Grey Ghost. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 5/16, Loose Assembly. Sun 5/23, Jorrit Dijkstra Flatland Collective, Allos Consort. 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 5/14 through Sun 5/16, Houston Person Quartet. Thu 5/20 through Sun 5/23, Phil Woods with Bob Lark & the DePaul University Big Band (Sunday at 4 and 8 PM only). 312-670-2473.

JEFFERSON TAP 325 N. Jefferson: Thu 5/20, 9:30 PM, Thomas Gunther Trio. 312-648-0100.

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, 7:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Soulio. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 5/17, 9 PM, Jodie Christian, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Dennis Carroll. Tue 5/18, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Julia Tuff Trio. 773-348-7592.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Wed 5/19, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Senebella. 773-493-3477.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Thu 5/20, 9 PM, Jamie Cullum (see Critic's Choice), Gabriel Mann. 773-404-9494.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, BMR4. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Tue 5/18, 9 PM, Paul Abella Trio (no cover). Wed 5/19, 7 PM, John Mose Trio (no cover). Thu 5/20, 9:30 PM, Mueller Group. Fri 5/21, 9 PM, and Sat 5/22, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 630-446-4001.

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

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Layni Katz Trio. Sun 5/23, 8 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. 773-764-8900.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 5/16, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. Mon 5/17, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 5/18, Larry Luchowski. Wed 5/19, Dennis Luxion. Thu 5/20, Kelly Brand. Sun 5/23, Professor John Duo. 312-787-9596.

NORTHBROOK COURT 2171 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook: Thu 5/20, 7 PM, Terisa Griffin. 847-498-8161.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3131.

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 5/14, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 5/15, Gephart Long Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 5/21, Elaine Dame Quartet. Sat 5/22, Eliezer y su Nuevo Tumbao. 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 5/14, Gephart Long Quartet. Mon 5/17, Joan Hickey Trio. Tuesdays, Elaine Dame Trio. Wed 5/19, Trio Crepscalo. Thu 5/20, Curtis Robinson Trio. Fri 5/21, Eliezer y su Nuevo Tumbao. Sat 5/22, Elaine Dame Quartet. 847-243-3700.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Don Tisch Quintet. 773-486-9862.

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 5/15, BMR4. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn (no cover). Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Wed 5/19, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/15, Ken Chaney Trio. Tuesdays, Mark Madsen (no cover). Wed 5/19, Flippo/DeSanto Duo (no cover). Thu 5/20, John Juul hosts a pro jam. Sat 5/22, Metro Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 4-7 PM, Phil Gratteau. 773-645-5200.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Cushicles. 773-276-7036.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 5/14, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 5/15, Kelly Brand Duo. Sun 5/16, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia. Fri 5/21, Bill Peterson & Kelly Sill. Sat 5/22, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. Sun 5/23, 11 AM, Kelly Brand; 6:30 PM, Jim Ryan & Rich Fudoli. 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 5/14, Lisa Pappas & Steve Sandner Trio. Sat 5/15, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Thu 5/20, Jackie Allen Trio. Fri 5/21, Professor John & His New Orleans Trio. Sat 5/22, Bradley Williams Trio with Alison Ruble. 630-598-9777.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Sun 5/23, 9 PM, Shane Jonas Sextet, Organ Movers, Nate LePine Ensemble. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

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

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Fred Lonberg-Holm Group, Aram Shelton & Bob Falesch, Thomas Mejer & Paul Giallorenzo. Thu 5/20, 9:30 PM, Chicago Basses perform "Tartarelischer Tanz IV," Thomas Mejer with Peter Schmid/Tim Daisy/Frank Rosaly and with Aram Shelton/Keefe Jackson/Guillermo Gregorio. Sat 5/22, 9:30 PM, Michael Bettine & Percussion Chamber Music. 773-862-3616.

TOMBOY 5402 N. Clark: Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-907-0636.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Lynn Hilton Trio. Tue 5/18, 1 AM, Steve Sandner hosts the pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/14, Triage. Sat 5/15, Douglas Ewart & Orchestra Inventions: Clarinathology. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 5/20, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 5/21, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 5/22, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. 312-791-9050.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 5/20, ESP. 312-943-7815.

WOMEN'S CLUB OF EVANSTON 1702 Chicago, Evanston: Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Uptown Rhythm Club performs at Next Theatre's gala benefit. 847-475-1875.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wed 5/19, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-529-9135.

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

Experimental

Concerts

JANICE MISURELL-MITCHELL plays recorded music and video in "Against the Grain;" free admission. Thu 5/20, 7:30 PM, Mess Hall, 6932 N. Glenwood. 773-465-4033.

Experimental

Clubs

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/14, Test Tasting. Sat 5/15, Courtney Modesitt & Jay Demko. Fri 5/21, Michael Colligan & Michael Zerang, Peter Schmid & Thomas Mejer. 773-463-0158.

MYOPIC BOOKS 1564 N. Milwaukee: Mon 5/17, 7:30 PM, Koutaro Fukui (no cover). 773-862-4882.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Jean-Francois Laporte. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Mon 5/17, 9 PM, Defender, Dave Miller Trio, Geese, Golden Buttresses, DJ Thomas Wax. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Nicolas Collins & Jonathan Chen perform spoken texts and music, and Judd Morrissey performs a digital narrative, as part of the Discrete Poetry series. 773-862-3616.

International

Concerts

CUERDAS CLASICAS, SONES DE MEXICO Sat 5/22, 7 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. 312-334-7777.

NAFTALI HERSTIK performs cantorial music, Yiddish songs, Israeli songs, and opera. Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Congregation B'nai Torah, 2789 Oak, Highland Park. 847-433-7100.

LIRA SINGERS Paul Dijkstra, conductor, with pianists Adam Chlastawa & Daniel Surma in a program of Polish music. Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Mundelein Center Auditorium, Loyola University, 1020 W. Sheridan. 773-508-7040.

PALOMA performs at the Chicago German Cultural Center's May dance. Sat 5/15, 8 PM, DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western. 773-561-9181.

MICHAEL SHIMKUS & ZACH BROCK perform original gypsy-blues compositions, followed by percussion improvisation. Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Adidam, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-250-3478.

SONES DE MEXICO Sun 5/16, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

STREETDANCER performs, preceded by a spoken-word performance and film outtakes from the life of Lithuanian writer M. Kataliskis. Sat 5/22, 8:30 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

TANGO METROPOLIS with Daniel Binelli, Polly Ferman, Julio Grana, Cesar Angeleri, Martin Keledjian. Fri 5/14, 6:30 and 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Free concert for students. Thu 5/20, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

International

Clubs

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Sun 5/16, Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz. 773-245-0399.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Sat 5/15, Flex Crew. Sun 5/16, Hydro. Mondays, DJ Butterfly with vocals by Life (no cover). Wednesdays, One Blood Soundsystem. 773-348-3998.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/15, 10:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo with Zanya (preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Vinicius Cantuaria with Scottinho and Cash. Sat 5/22, 10:30 PM, Lunares, Mitote (preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. 773-348-7592.

N 2977 N. Elston: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, David Pardo & friends spin bossa nova and Latin house. Tuesdays, Papa G spins reggae. 773-866-9898.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae (no cover). Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Emeline Michel, Tamboula. 773-728-6000.

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.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 8 PM, Roots Revival with Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart. 312-266-7761.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

Classical

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR & EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Stephen Alltop, conductor, with soloists & orchestra in an all-Monteverdi program. Sun 5/16, 7 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6 PM), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

THOMAS BAUER & ULA HIELSCHER baritone & piano, perform music of Schumann in a free concert. Wed 5/19, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

THOMAS BAUER & ULA HIELSCHER baritone & piano, perform lieder of Gustav & Alma Mahler. Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 773-531-7047.

CANDLEOPERA in an English-language production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Sat 5/15, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 773-590-2666.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Shostakovich, Blank, Brahms). Sun 5/23, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-889-4206.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Alexander Platt conducts Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice. Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. 312-704-8414 or 312-334-7777.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Raymond Leppard conducts Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims. Wed 5/19 and Fri 5/21, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. 312-704-8414.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO OPERA THEATER YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM in a free concert. Thu 5/20, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/14, 1:30 PM, Sat 5/15, 8 PM, and Tue 5/18, 7:30 PM, Mitsuko Uchida, conductor & piano, in an all-Mozart program. Thu 5/20 through Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Angela Denoke (Mozart, Berg, Janacek). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO WINDS in a free performance of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. Sat 5/22, 1 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-294-3803.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Allen Tinkham & Terrance Gray, conductors, with mezzo-soprano Buffy Baggott, baritone Wayne Tigges & the Chicago Children's Choir (Tchaikovsky, Start, Durufle). Sun 5/16, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

ALAN CHOW piano (Liszt, Haydn). Sun 5/16, 4 PM, private residence, Evanston. Call for location. 773-442-4978.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE STUDENT COMPOSERS RECITALS Free admission. Tue 5/18 and Thu 5/20, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE & GUITAR STUDIO SHOWCASE Free admission. Mon 5/17, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with cellist Stephen Balderston & violinist Ilya Kaler (Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Shostakovich). Free admission; tickets required. Wed 5/19, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 773-325-7260.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with soprano Stacey Tappan, mezzo-soprano Buffy Baggott & the DuPage Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Chorus (Mahler, Symphony No. 2). Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-690-8644.

RHONDA SIDER EDGINGTON organ (Vierne, Alain, Tournemire & others). Sat 5/22, 7 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-5215.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD & PACIFICA QUARTET perform music of University of Chicago student composers. Fri 5/21, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor (Brahms, Saint-Saens, R. Strauss). Sat 5/15, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

EXPOSURE new-music ensemble in a free concert (Vanneschi, Woodson, Roberts, Atkins, Liu, Epstein, Glover, H-Nahum, Pullman). Tue 5/18, 7:30 PM, Norris University Center, Northwestern University, 1999 Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-924-2323.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 5/14, 12:10 PM, clarinetist Gina Guhl & pianist Anne Breeden. Fri 5/21, 12:10 PM, organist Virginia Bolena. 312-787-4570.

GOODSPEED WINDS with pianist Clark Remington & harpsichordist Christian Kraus in a free concert (Poulenc, D. Scarlatti, Bach, Handel). Tue 5/18, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ELSA GRETHER & AIMEE TSUCHIYA violin & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Chopin/Milstein, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky). Wed 5/19, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FRANZ HAUK organ. Sun 5/16, 4 PM, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University. 773-363-5662.

MICHAEL HENOCH & RICHARD GRAEF oboe & flute, with clarinetist Russell Dagon, bassoonist Robert Barris, hornist Gail Harris & pianist Elizabeth Buccheri (Mozart, Riegger, Poulenc). Mon 5/17, 8:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francesco Milioto, conductor, with violinist Rong-Yan Tang (Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Borodin/Sargent). Sun 5/16, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

ICARUS QUARTET in free concerts. Sun 5/16, 7:30 and 8:30 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-294-3803.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Bruce Wallick (Addinsell, Rozsa, Borodin). Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE performs music of Columbia College Chicago student composers in an interdisciplinary program. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 72 E. 11th. 312-344-6300.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE performs music of Mozart in a free concert. Mon 5/17, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Richard Boldrey in an all-Gershwin program. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAKE STREET CHURCH COMBINED CHOIRS with chamber orchestra in a free performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah. Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-864-2181.

LYRA a cappella vocal group in a program of Russian church music & folk songs. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Berwyn United Lutheran Church, 2400 S. Harvey, Berwyn. 708-788-3727.

SUSANNE MENTZER, ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE, ILYA KALER, RAMI SOLOMONOV & STEPHEN BALDERSTON mezzo-soprano, piano, violin, viola & cello, in a free all-Brahms program. Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Jane Glover, conductor, with soprano Amy Burton, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, tenor Kurt Hansen & bass Peter Van De Graaff (Mozart, Haydn). See Critic's Choice. Sun 5/16, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 5/17, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. Wed 5/19, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 312-551-1414.

MUSICA CAMERATA (Mozart, Meyer, Schubert). Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS Lee Kesselman, conductor (Basler, Kesselman). Sat 5/22, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW MUSIC DEPAUL presents music of George Flynn, Stacy Garrop, Fred Gifford, Paul Rhys & Charles Wuorinen in a free concert. Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

NEWBERRY CONSORT performs music of Gaullaume de Machaut. Thu 5/20, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Fri 5/21, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 5/22, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor (Mozart, Kroeger). Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-272-2351.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYNAGOGUE BETH EL MEN'S CLUB SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL features cantors Larry Goller & Nancy Landsman, choirs from Beth El & Congregation B'Nai Torah & others (Bernstein, Copland & others). Wed 5/19, 7:45 PM, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-8900, ext. 222.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Alexander Toradze in an all-Rachmaninoff program. Sat 5/15, 6 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Alexander Toradze (Rachmaninoff, Delius, Schumann). Sun 5/16, 4 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Richard Fischer, conductor, with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang (Rimsky-Korsakov, Massenet, Hanssen, Webber, Shostakovich, Gershwin, Sousa, Graham, Williams, Mussorgsky). Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan, Northfield. 773-944-5939.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with singers from the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. Thu 5/20, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with guitarist Denis Azabagic (Rimsky-Korsakov, Chabrier, Rodrigo, Ravel). Sun 5/16, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton & Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-577-1300.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel J. Farris, conductor. Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Anne Waller, conductor (Telemann, Brouwer, Gimanez, Torroba). Sun 5/16, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Robert G. Hasty & Taras Krysa, conductors (Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Liadov). Sun 5/23, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SPRING OPERA Andrew Bisantz conducts Mark Adamo's Little Women. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, 7:30 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Husa, R. Strauss). Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS Julia Davis, conductor, with pianist Emily Parker. Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORIANA SINGERS William Chin, conductor (Monteverdi, Schutz, Bouzignac, Hammerschmidt). Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-262-4558.

ORION ENSEMBLE with bassoonist James Berkenstock (Glinka, Danzi, Harbison, Schoenfeld). Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Mozart, Hindemith, Dvorak). Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

PACIFICA QUARTET with pianist Lisa Kaplan in a program of University of Chicago student composers. Sun 5/16, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

PARK RIDGE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY Kurt Henning conducts Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, 8 PM, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 711 W. Crescent, Park Ridge. 847-604-4333.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Handel/Halvorsen, Dello Joio, Khachaturian, Draganski, Turina, Furstenau). Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

HENRY H. PLEAS & SHERYL VEAL tenor & soprano, with pianist Matthew Ganong. Thu 5/20, 7:30 PM, Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt. 773-784-3273.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC AUDITIONS Free admission. Sat 5/15, Sun 5/16, Sat 5/22, and Sun 5/23, 8 AM-8 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE OPENING DAY features free performances by sopranos Johanna McKenzie Miller & Nicole Cabell, violinists Lei Hou & Qing Hou & others. Sat 5/22, 9 AM-6 PM, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor, with soprano Sarah Hibbard (Mussorgsky, Bartok). Sun 5/16, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Deborah Guscott, sopranos Theresa Ludden & Nancy Pifer & tenor Cory Winter in a program of opera excerpts (Puccini, Delibes, Bizet, Wagner). Sun 5/23, 4 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free admission. Sun 5/23, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Chung Park, conductor, with trumpeter Jason Covey in a free concert (Marcello, Baldassare, Mozart). Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Hindemith, Persichetti, Shell). Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

VERMEER QUARTET with clarinetist Larry Combs (Mozart, Lutoslawski, Reger). Sun 5/23, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with soloists from the Western Springs School of Talent Education (Vivaldi, Haydn, Wagner). Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Community House, Eighth & Madison, Hinsdale. 630-887-7464.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & SINGERS Peter Lipari, conductor (Beethoven, Copland, Thomas). Sun 5/16, 3:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:45 PM), Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant, Hinsdale. 630-887-7464.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Philip Morehead, conductor, with new-music ensemble Cube & vocal soloists in a program of music by Ned Rorem. Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

In-Store Appearances

THE APPLE STORE 679 N. Michigan: Tue 5/18, 7 PM, Tom Pazen. 312-981-9882.

BARNES & NOBLE 55 Old Orchard, Skokie: Fri 5/21, 8 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 847-676-2230.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1539 E. 53rd: Sun 5/16, 2 PM, Marshall Titus. 773-752-8663.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange: Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Amanda Sena. Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Mike Gallagher Band. Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Middle 8. 708-579-9660.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1500 16th, Oak Brook: Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Middle 8. Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Jeaninne Riske. Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Tracy Beck. 630-574-0800.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Susan Urban. 708-386-6927.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park: Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Amanda Sena. 708-460-7566.

JAZZ RECORD MART 444 N. Wabash: Sat 5/15, 2 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. 312-222-1467.

RECORD EMPORIUM 3346 N. Paulina: Sat 5/15, 5 PM, Abi Cruz. Sat 5/22, 5 PM, Frank Tribes. 773-248-1821.

Open Mikes & Jams

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Home Cookin' (in the pub). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: No cover. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 773-348-3665.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open turntables. 773-395-3002.

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.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 and 10 PM Sundays. Tuesdays, Lil' Ed Williams hosts the jam. 847-424-9800.

BUCK'S ROCK 'N' ROLL GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Sun 5/16 and Sun 5/23, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. 847-550-1127.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by the Yo Yo Contingency. 773-245-0399.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, John Paris Quartet hosts an open mike (no cover). 773-549-5549.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by David Bruce. 847-593-2200.

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.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). 708-788-2118.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Thu 5/20, open mike with Mitch Gregory. 219-464-4700.

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

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Tue 5/18, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Sun 5/23, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. 312-836-0933.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. 773-525-7313.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Thu 5/20, Lenny Spatafore hosts an open mike. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pete Wolf. 773-465-8005.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Wed 5/19, 9 PM, Martin Gollogly hosts an open mike (no cover). 773-929-0944.

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

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

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

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

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.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Sundays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 708-366-8073.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Wed 5/19, Jimmy Mac hosts an open mike. 847-259-9724.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. 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.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open jam. 708-293-1837.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. 773-486-9862.

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

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

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge after 10 PM: Mondays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo (no cover). Tuesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, open mike hosted by Strike III & Undecided1, with DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Maryjane, D-Double. Thursdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, open mike for poetry and spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, with live music. 773-278-6600.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. 773-929-3680.

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.

Fairs & Festivals

MAYFEST Barry and Ashland: Fri 5/21, 6 PM, Heathens; 8 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 5/22, 2 PM, Underwater People; 4 PM, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute); 6 PM, Afrodisiacs; 8 PM, Dave Matthews Cover Band. Sun 5/23, 2 PM, Kimi Hayes; 4 PM, Reckoning (R.E.M. tribute); 6 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute); 8 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-665-4682.

MECA MUSIC CONFERENCe & Festival

Besides the shows below, the Musician's Education and Career Advancement conference features panels, workshops, clinics, and mentoring sessions Thursday through Saturday, May 13 through 15, at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan. To purchase badges ($300; unlimited access to all events), day passes ($90; one day at the trade show and all four nights of music), or wristbands ($20; all live-music showcases) see www.mecamusicconference.

com. Walk-up registration runs from 9 AM to 6 PM on Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14, and from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, May 15.

FRIDAY, MAY 14:

Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont: 8:30 PM, She's Your Sister; 9:30 PM, Aya Sofia; 10:30 PM, Late Nights; 11:30 PM, Jesus & the Devil; 12:30 AM, Phistine Verona. 773-281-4444.

Big Horse Lounge, 1558 N. Milwaukee: 8:30 PM, Callisto; 9:30 PM, Hybrid Glitch; 10:30 PM, Die Symphony; 11:30 PM, Cased; 12:30 AM, Domestic Godzilla. 773-770-2039.

Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison: 9:15 PM, Tommy Knox; 10 PM, Javier Mendoza Band; 11:15 PM, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge; 12:30 AM, Simmering. 773-327-1662.

Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln: 9:15 PM, Amazing Catfish; 10:15 PM, Disposable Pets; 11:15 PM, Pimps; 12:30 AM, Downtown Tripper Mind. 773-549-5549.

Goose Island Brewery, 3535 N. Clark: 10:20 PM, Circlefour; 11:15 PM, Ultrafix; 12:10 AM, Seven Day Run. 773-549-9624.

Gunther Murphy's, 1638 W. Belmont: 9 PM, Steve Bequette; 9:45 PM, Modify; 10:30 PM, Kevin Lee; 11:30 PM, Cells. 773-472-5139.

Nevin's Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 8:30 PM, Matthew Clay; 9:15 PM, Dean Evans Band; 10 PM, Bystander; 11 PM, Braam; midnight, Matthew (18+). 847-869-0450.

The Note, 1565 N. Milwaukee: 9 PM, Ben & Ray; 9:45 PM, Gatlin; 10:30 PM, Premium; 11:30 PM, Egostatic; 12:30 AM, Supermercado. 773-489-0011.

Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport: 8:30 PM, Everyday Celebrity; 9:30 PM, Half Mad Poet; 10:30 PM, Rob Dova; 11:30 PM, Detour; 12:30 AM, El Guapo. 773-327-2739.

SATURDAY, MAY 15:

Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace: 9:30 PM, Leslie Smith Combo; 10:15 PM, Ken Mottet & the Western Casuals; 11:15 PM, Hi-Q's; 12:20 AM, Riptones. 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

Big Horse Lounge, 1558 N. Milwaukee: 9 PM, Chokehold; 10 PM, Cinematix; 11 PM, Dirty Pawz; midnight, Disown. 773-770-2039.

Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison: 10 PM, Hubbards, A Month of Somedays. 773-327-1662.

Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee: 9:30 PM, Stray Root; 10 PM, Duenow; 10:45 PM, Lavellas; 11:30 PM, Dig for Fire; 12:30 AM, Punsapaya. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln: 8:30 PM, Sister Child; 9 PM, Big Bang Music Theory; 10 PM, Sound & Fury; 11 PM, Water on Electricity; midnight, Perfect Red; 1 AM, Model One. 773-549-5549.

Goose Island Brewery, 3535 N. Clark: 8:30 PM, Rubies; 9:30 PM, Herbie Hinkle Ensemble; 10:30 PM, Jason Blake Band; 11:30 PM, Hot Oil Treatment; 12:30 AM, Milkplow. 773-549-9624.

Gunther Murphy's, 1638 W. Belmont: 9 PM, Anne Deming; 10 PM, Gina Cutillo; 11 PM, Katie Todd Band. 773-472-5139.

Nevin's Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 8:30 PM, Mark Lonsway; 9 PM, Patrice Pike; 10 PM, Mark Selby; 11 PM, Ellis; midnight, Tristen (18+). 847-869-0450.

The Note, 1565 N. Milwaukee: 9 PM, Left Setter; 9:45 PM, 19 Wheels; 10:30 PM, Pinch; 11:30 PM, Gelheads; 12:30 AM, Last of the Showmen. 773-489-0011.

Pontiac Cafe, 1531 N. Damen: 9:30 PM, Mimi Ferocious; 10:15 PM, Divine; 11:15 PM, My Left Arm; midnight, Magnus. 773-252-7767.

Schubas, 3159 N. Southport: 7 PM, Mike Ingram; 7:40 PM, Down the Line (all-ages); 10 PM, Air This Side of Caution; 10:45 PM, Dave Tamkin; 11:45 PM, Dan Darrah. 773-525-2508.

Uncommon Ground Cafe, 1214 W. Grace: 7 PM, Istvan & His Imaginary Band; 8 PM, Second Hand Poets; 9 PM, Al Rose; 10 PM, Seven Day Run. 773-929-3680.

Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport: 9 PM, Tim Fagan; 10 PM, Modern Day Zero; 11 PM, For All I Care; midnight, Ben Lehl Band; 1 AM, Cyclesomething. 773-327-2739.

WINDY CITY HEMP FEST Montrose at the lake: Sat 5/15, noon, Ad Roc Committee; 1 PM, Stash; 2 PM, Egostatic; 3 PM, Simmering; 4 PM, Secret Agent Bill; 5 PM, Blizzard of Ozz; 6 PM, Old #8; 7:30 PM, Big Tasty. Sun 5/16, noon, 9 Miles Band; 1 PM, God Wafer; 2 PM, Sisters of the Dark Moon; 2:30 PM, Sara Stevens; 3 PM, Terrapin Flyer; 4 PM, Genral Patton; 5 PM, Smoke; 6 PM, Fashion Bomb; 7 PM, Milkplow; 8 PM, Starrunner. Festival also features speakers on marijuana law reform. 708-795-1146 or 847-293-4862.

Miscellaneous

CHICAGO STUDIO OF PROFESSIONAL SINGING performs "Great Duets: Opera, Musical Comedy, and More." Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Wilmette Recreation Center Auditorium, 3000 Glenview, Wilmette. 773-764-5022.

COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN Benefit concert. Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights. 312-427-4830, ext. 3830 or 3832.

EDGEWATER SINGERS in a free concert. Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Elmdale. 773-561-4766.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND Free concert. Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

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