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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ANDREA BUNCH & AERIN TEDESCO Free concert. Fri 5/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CATFIGHT, STARCANDY, APSARAS DREAMING, PEEK-A-BOO REVUE, SHAKA 23, DJ HELLO KITTY, BEAR WHO? perform at the Madhatters' Ball (benefit for Lookingglass Theatre Company). Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Golan Productions Studio, 1501 N. Magnolia. 800-955-5566.

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

CON FUNK SHUN, GLEN JONES Fri 5/28, 6:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA Sun 5/30, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

DARK LOTUS, LAYZIE BONE All-ages. Sat 5/29, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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 See Critic's Choice. 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.

CALVIN JOHNSON, COME ONS See Spot Check. 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.

GINA KNIGHT ORCHESTRA FEATURING THE JETS Sun 5/30, 7:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

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.

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

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

CATHY RICHARDSON BAND, UNDERWATER PEOPLE, COUNTRY SKY BAND perform at "Play the Field" (benefits the Field Museum). Thu 5/27, 6 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 866-343-5303.

ZERO 7 18 & over. Wed 5/26, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ERIC ZIEGENHAGEN & others perform at the annual "Buddha's Birthday" celebration. Saturday evening includes dance, puppetry, and a vegetarian meal; the celebration also runs Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. Sat 5/29, 6 PM, Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 W. Cornelia. 773-528-8685.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Radiators (see Spot Check). Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Brilliant Mistakes (in the pub; no cover). Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners (in the pub; no cover). Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Tristen, Detagoh, Gidgets Ga Ga. Fri 5/28, 10 PM, Acid Mothers Temple, Wolf Eyes, Subarachnoid Space (18+). Sat 5/29, 10 PM, Califone, Sally Timms, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. 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 (see Spot Check), 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 5/24, Abe Quigley. Thu 5/27, BLT. 773-334-4040.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/22, Underbelly, Audiobon, LFT. Sat 5/29, Moses Gun, Loomis, Dragonfly Red. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Rollover, Sevenstar, Marty Wylder. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Love and Addiction, Cyclesomething, Brian McSweeney. 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. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 5/25, 9 PM, Donovan's Mom, Onsale, Cosmic Haze. Wed 5/26, 8:30 PM, Van Allen Belt, Taxi, Took to the Sea, Lacona. Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Dirty Love, Vandalays, Second Hand Poets. Fri 5/28, 9:30 PM, Sound Mob, Sleepers, Paul Draws a Blank. Sat 5/29, 9:30 PM, Miles of Empty, For All I Care, the Effect. Sun 5/30, 8 PM, Mexcellent performs as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase, with film & electronic music by Bikneva and poetry by Larry O. Dean. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/21, Gotards, Blanks, Bitter Tears. Sat 5/22, Bullet Called Life, Sticky Tongue Farm, Leroy Smokes, Drastics. Thu 5/27, Hidden Wall of Machine Guns. Fri 5/28, Souls for Rent, Argus, Francois Dillinger. Sat 5/29, Overhang, I Barabbas, LaDiDas. 773-770-2039.

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 FOREST 8840 N. Waukegan, Morton Grove: Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Neil Rose Band. 847-965-3113.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Snaklab All-Tsars, Sleepwalker Defense, Shooting Blanks, Explanation. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Cobra Verde, Drapes, Dead Electric (see Spot Check), Grafton. Sun 5/23, 6 PM, Tub Ring, Haste, Calico System (all-ages); 10 PM, Fleshgrind, Origin, Curbstomp (18+). Mon 5/24, 6 PM, Kataklysm, Misery Index, Cannae, Through Discipline (all-ages). Tue 5/25, 8 PM, French Kicks, On the Speakers, Joggers (18+). Wed 5/26, 8 PM, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Please Please Wait, Nice Peter. Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Ancient Greeks, Sicbay, Valina. Fri 5/28, 7 PM, the Hunns, Catheters, Suits (all-ages); 10 PM, Nadas. Sat 5/29, 5 PM, Stripping the Pistol, Acumen Nation, Medic, Leaving Madison (all-ages); 10 PM, Washdown, Baby Teeth, Thunderwing. 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 5/21, Tim Nolan. Fri 5/28, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-550-1127.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 5/21, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. Sat 5/22, 8:30 PM, Ain't Lyin'. Fri 5/28, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. Sat 5/29, 8:30 PM, Wandering Endorphin. 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 5/22, Neverly Brothers. Sundays, Nightwatch. 773-384-2547.

CARLUCCI'S 1801 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Sat 5/29, 8 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 630-512-0990.

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 5/21, Satellite Thieves. Sun 5/23, Shelley Miller & Pete Cassani. 773-245-0399.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fourth Friday of every month, 11 PM, Chicago Kings. 773-325-2233.

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. Last Tuesday of every month, DJs spin new and local releases. Wednesdays, DJs spin alternative and 80s rock. 773-388-1877.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/21, Catfight. Sat 5/22, Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). Wednesdays, Blazing Saddles (no cover). Thu 5/27, Matthew, Model One. Fri 5/28, Rubber, Blackout. Sat 5/29, Mike & Joe. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 5/21, 10:30 PM, Members Only. Sat 5/22, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 5/28, 10:30 PM, Bad Medicine (Bon Jovi tribute). Sat 5/29, 10:30 PM, Triple Threat. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/21 and Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Lynne Rothrock; 10:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts a variety showcase. Sat 5/22 and Sat 5/29, 8 PM, Denise Tomasello; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 5/23 and Sun 5/30, 3 PM, Pegi Johns performs "A Window Into Our Hearts: Songs That Got Us Through the War." Mon 5/24, 8 PM, Matt Shaffer. Wed 5/26, 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 5/23, Mike Miller. Mon 5/24, DJ Joe C. spins punk. Tue 5/25, Horizontal Action DJs. Thu 5/27, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. Sun 5/30, DJ Big Jason. 773-472-2771.

DOC RYAN'S 7432 Madison, Forest Park: Sat 5/29, 9:30 PM, Rob Waller Band. 708-366-2823.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Milkplow, Temple of Low Men, Pod. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Legendary Pink Dots. Mon 5/24, 9 PM, Orange Goblin, Debris Inc., Tummler, Lamont, Bible of the Devil. Tue 5/25, 9 PM, Rockit Girl, American Cosmonaut, RCB, Ladies and Gentlemen. Wed 5/26, 9 PM, SweetMamaGumbo, Jake Willis & Time Bomb Taxi, Big Metal Rooster. Thu 5/27, 9 PM, High Plains Drifter, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Barnyard Oddities. Sat 5/29, 9 PM, Unsane, Monster Trux, Skulls. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/21, Pesz & the Dispensers. Sat 5/22, Hidden Agenda. Thu 5/27, Grateful Gary. Fri 5/28, JC & the Road Kings. Sat 5/29, Hawnke Funk. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: 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. Sun 5/23, 8 PM, "Battle of the Bands." Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 5/27, 9:30 PM, Think Floyd. Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Seven Mary Three. Sat 5/29, 6:30 PM, Cold, Atomship (16+); 9 PM, Seventh Heaven. Sun 5/30, 10 PM, Phix (Phish tribute). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Blackmaker, Ivory Wire, 19 Wheels, Gelheads. Sat 5/22, 9:30 PM, Blackmaker, Drive, Honest Pod, Callisto. Tue 5/25, 8:30 PM, Evans Out, Alluring Eve. Wed 5/26, 9 PM, Bad Vibes, 7th Kind; 9:15 PM, Butter. Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Sound Drifter, Frank Tribes, Certain Stars. Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Luster, Band Called Pharisee, Nomenclature, Jason Eller. Sat 5/29, 9 PM, Heartbreak Speed, Fame, Mission Creep. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Miss Alex White, Mystery Girls (see Spot Check), Redondo Beat. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Shannon Wright (see Spot Check), Pedal Steel Transmission, Brian Straw. Sun 5/23, 9:30 PM, Knife in the Water (see Spot Check), Standard, Kallikak Family. Mon 5/24, 9:30 PM, Paul Duncan, Shedding, Greg Davis (see the Meter), Zelienople perform at the Hometapes showcase (see Spot Check; no cover). Thu 5/27, 9:30 PM, Riverboat Gamblers, Marked Men, Decibators. Fri 5/28, 10 PM, London Calling (Clash tribute), All Mods Conned (Jam tribute), the Darned (the Damned tribute). Sat 5/29, 10 PM, Health and Beauty, Favorite Saints. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Too Shy. Sat 5/22, Hans & the Hormones. Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. Sat 5/29, Alex & the All-Stars. 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 5/28, 9 PM, Jack the Lad. Sat 5/29, 10 PM, DJ Marcus. 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 5/21, 8 PM, Underwater People. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Slip Mickey. Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 5/29, 9 PM, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Retisonic, Rollo Tomasi, Black Hand, New Transit Direction. Sat 5/22, 5 PM, Beatnik Termites, Shakedowns, Rushmores; 10 PM, Novamen, DJ Overdose. Sun 5/23, 8 PM, Thermals, the Hold Steady (see Critic's Choice), Like Young, Health and Beauty. Tue 5/25, 6 PM, Briefs (see Critic's Choice), Real McKenzies, Dials, Returnables. Wed 5/26, 6 PM, Brazil, Reuben's Accomplice, Fold. Thu 5/27, 6 PM, Black Dahlia Murder, American Heritage, the End, Plague Bringer, Suicide Note. Fri 5/28, 7 PM, Not Rebecca, Bomb, Sonnets, My Big Beautiful. Sat 5/29, 9 PM, .22, Traindodge, No More Lies, Grinner. Sun 5/30, 5 PM, Break the Silence, Ryan's Hope, Evil Us's, Broken Freedom. 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. Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Billy C. Wirtz. Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Hip Fetish (in the SideBar). 708-788-2118.

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

FLATFILE GALLERIES 118 N. Peoria: Fri 5/21, 7 PM, Chris Engler. 312-491-1190.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 5/21, 9:30 PM, Chris Long. Fri 5/28, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 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 5/21, Immaculate Deceptions. Sat 5/22, 50-Pound Head, Girl Activity. Mon 5/24, Don Gibson. Wed 5/26, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Fri 5/28, Herbert Wiser & Cody Diekhofs. 773-489-5471.

GAPEESH 550 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Fri 5/21 and Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 847-433-5515.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Sun 5/23 and Sun 5/30, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 5/24, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Wed 5/26 and Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 5/28, 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/29, 7:30 PM, Carla Gordon & Dan Stetzel; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 5/21 and Fri 5/28, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 5/22 and Sat 5/29, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Mon 5/24, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 5/25 through Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Futz performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Electric, My Were They, Zapruder Point. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Analog Radio, Dynamos, Gidgets Ga Ga. Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Members Only. Fri 5/28, 10 PM, Where the Moon Came From, Treatment, Jay Bennett. Sat 5/29, 5 PM, Fred Eaglesmith; 10 PM, Reverend Glasseye, Slingerland Ride. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 5/27, Al "the Pal" Schorsch. 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 5/27, Triptych, Flood Ritual, CoDM. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Kulica. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/21, 6 PM, Can-Ky-Ree; 10 PM, Low Skies, Dagons (see Spot Check). Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, Mother Hubbard. Wed 5/26, 9:30 PM, Tractor Kings. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Graham Lindsey, Big Breakfast, Barn Burning. Sat 5/29, 8 PM, Eva Hunter, Pill Face Jones, Micki Croisant; 11 PM, DJ Hunter Husar. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/21, Stellar Road, 5th of Paradise. Sat 5/22, Ferdinand Fox, WarBrides, Saturday June Band, Brad Cole. Fri 5/28, Just Kevin, DJ Carla, RPS, Walter Meego. Sat 5/29, Adam Wyle, Ken Summers. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 5/27, 10 PM, Russell Gun, Eric Roberson. Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Cyro Baptista's Beat the Donkey, Lonesome Organist. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 5/25, 10 PM, Calle Roach. 773-772-9970.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Greyboy All-Stars, New Mastersounds (18+). Mon 5/24, 6 PM, Gwar, Bad Acid Trip, Watch Them Die (all-ages). Tue 5/25, 6:15 PM, Orgy, Godhead, Society 1 (all-ages). Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Hepcat, Deal's Gone Bad, Zvooks (all-ages). Sat 5/29, 6:15 PM, the Business, Nekromantix, Roger Miret & the Disasters, Horrorpops (all-ages). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

JASON'S GRAY MILL 211 River, Montgomery: Wed 5/26, 5:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-801-1492.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Well Hungarians. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Modern English, Gene Loves Jezebel, Underwater People. Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Mustang Sally. 312-337-3486.

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Wed 5/26, 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). Wed 5/26, 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 5/21, 10 PM, Krunchies, Rotten Fruits, Feelers, Hotlips Messiah. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Troubadours, Volcanos, Cocktail Preachers, Roger & the Wraybans. Tue 5/25, 9 PM, Holy Frog. Wed 5/26, 9 PM, Kick the Cat, Bad Dog. Thu 5/27, 10 PM, Polkaholics, Naked & Shameless. Fri 5/28, 10 PM, Ruiners, Vicki, Vapids, Goldstars. Sat 5/29, 10 PM, Orange Order, Francois Dillinger, Little Killers, Headache City. Sun 5/30, 9 PM, Chronic Voodoo. 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 5/21, 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). Tue 5/25, 9 PM, Kari Nelson. Fri 5/28, 10 PM, Tea Leaf Green, New Monsoon. Sat 5/29, 10 PM, JT & the Clouds, Waybacks. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/21, 7 PM, My Morning Jacket (see Critic's Choice), M. Ward (all-ages). Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Sloan (see Critic's Choice), the Kicks (see Spot Check; 18+). Sun 5/23, 6 PM, Inept, October Fall, Sue Generis, Until Sundown, Arizing (all-ages). Tue 5/25, 8:30 PM, Giant Step, Light FM, Suffrajett, Strategy Game. Thu 5/27, 7:30 PM, Suzy Brack & the New Jack Lords, Cheer-Accident, Digable Cat, Dolly Varden, Duenow, Early Risers, Echosend, El Guapo, Epicycle, Even in Blackouts, Evil Beaver, Goldstars, Kimi Hayes Band, Preston Klik's Ritual, New Duncan Imperials, Archer Prewitt, Rockets Over Sweden, Al Rose & the Transcendos, Troubled Hubble, Twang Bang, Vernon Tonges & the Inepti perform at "30 Bands in 60 Minutes" at a 16th-anniversary gala for the Neo-Futurists (all-ages). Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Stills, Metric, Sea Ray (18+). Sat 5/29, 6 PM, Braid, Minus the Bear, Murder by Death, Silent Treatment, Chronic Future (all-ages). Sun 5/30, 6 PM, Matchbook Romance, Maxeen, Matches, Academy (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 5/21, 8 PM, Jason Hubbard. Sat 5/22, 8:30 PM, Exceptions. Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Peggy Ann. Sat 5/29, 8:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-232-2030.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Fri 5/21, 10 PM, P53. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Matt Scharph & Lou Leone. Sun 5/30, 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 5/21 and Fri 5/28, 9 PM, DJ White Russian. Sat 5/22 and Sat 5/29, 9 PM, DJ V. Tue 5/25, 9 PM, DJ Mister D. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Brian Borden spins house, jazz, and disco. Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Zutano; 11 PM, DJ Teebot. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 5/29, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/21, Frank & Dan. Sat 5/22, Tony Alvarez Band. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Wed 5/26, Mike & Bryant. Thu 5/27, Mike Brumfield. Fri 5/28, Six Strings Down. Sat 5/29, Brother Willis. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/21, Paradox, Conglomeration, Monsoon, Melinda Bosco. Sat 5/22, Invisible Witch, Ten Words for Snow, Trembling. Wed 5/26, Beblo. Thu 5/27, Bezoar, Dank 454. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Ryan Auffenberg, Ode, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls, Tommi Zender. Sat 5/22, 7:30 PM, Grateful Dads. Thu 5/27, 8:30 PM, Volcano, Shibalnu, Chord (18+). Sat 5/29, 5 PM, Phenoms, Audakon Revival, Ninja Ninja Ninja (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Snaggs, Waz. 847-869-0450.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Rival, MST. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Gregg Shapiro & Brady Earnhart 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 5/21, 9 PM, Dorian Taj. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Jelly Bann'd, Paper Tree, Sunhead King. Sun 5/23 and Sun 5/30, 10 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Dozer, Mudmen, Weedeater. Sat 5/29, 9 PM, Lunar Breakdown, Emily Shrine, Quiver Lip. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Tommy Lee, Wild Side (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). Tue 5/25, 6 PM, Disaster Piece (Slipknot tribute) (all-ages). Thu 5/27, 7 PM, Motograter, Slitheryn, Rigid (all-ages). Fri 5/28, 7:30 PM, Anthrax, Fatal Order, Dumpstar (all-ages). Sat 5/29, 5 PM, Dirty Rig, Dying Moment, Interchains, Funky Circus Fleas, Little Blue Taxi (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: 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. Fri 5/28, 7:30 PM, Lisa Derosia & Lush Budgett, Seven Harkey & the Graves with Leina'ala, Darren Spitzer & others. 773-728-6000.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/21, Got Smack (Godsmack tribute), My Own Prison (Creed tribute). Sat 5/22, KK, Voodoo Pugs. Tuesdays, Stellar Road. Thursdays, live karaoke. Fri 5/28, Imperial DLX, Duna Hill, Soul Pollution. Sat 5/29, Triptych. 708-293-1837.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/21, Million, Harmony of Lies. Sat 5/22, Riddle of Steel, Blaked, No More Lies. Sat 5/29, South Main. Sun 5/30, Where's Jimmy K At?, Inspector Owl, Traindodge (18+). 815-758-2715.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/21, Jupiter. Sat 5/22, Bargain Brodus. Sun 5/23, JC3. Mon 5/24, Around 3. Wed 5/26, Shaved Pork. Thu 5/27, Them Damn Kids. Sat 5/29, Clipperton Brigade. Sun 5/30, Section Four. 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 5/22, 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 5/21, Fairlanes. Sat 5/22, Moods. Fri 5/28, Only Sons. Sat 5/29, 7 Deez. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/29, Biff & Sniff. 847-622-8888.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: 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). Thu 5/27, 9:30 PM, One Drum Ensemble. Sun 5/30, 7 PM, Runaway Wordsmyths perform poetry. 312-492-6100.

SAM MAGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/21, Sampost. Sat 5/22, Not Them. Thu 5/27, David Wrobley. Fri 5/28, Maggie Speaks. Sat 5/29, Wombats. 708-460-1771.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Fri 5/21, 7:30 PM, the Charm. 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/21, 7 and 10 PM, Jump, the Features (see Spot Check; early show 18+; the Features play at the 10 PM show only). 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+). Tue 5/25, 7 PM, Gary Jules, Matthew Ryan, Two Dollar Pistols, Amy Farris. Wed 5/26, 8 PM, Patty Elvis Band, Twang Bang perform at the variety show Feast of Fools: Fireballs. Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Steve Poltz. Fri 5/28, 10 PM, Mofro, Benevento Russo Duo. Sat 5/29, 7 PM, Michelle Malone, David Zollo; 10 PM, Two Cow Garage, Antigone Rising. Sun 5/30, 9 PM, Frisbie, Duenow, Los Shut Up. 773-525-2508.

SENESE'S WINERY 10345 S. Central, Oak Lawn: Mon 5/24, 8 PM, Starlight Band. 708-499-2969.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Thu 5/27, Urban & the Hog Wranglers. Fri 5/28, Star People. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 5/27, United Talent. 312-441-9334.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Butchershop Quartet, Rope, K-Rad. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Mumbo Jumbo, Zerostars, Black Tiger, Lake at Night. Wed 5/26, 9 PM, Great Perhaps, Grackles. Thu 5/27, 10 PM, Signal Path, Future Rock. Fri 5/28, 10 PM, Exo, Dig for Fire, It's a Wise Child. Sat 5/29, 9:30 PM, Tres Femmes, Dave Tamkin's Four Piece, Darling. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

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

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Sun 5/23, 6 PM, John Greenfield's Rock Band performs at a kickoff concert for Andersonville Bike Week. 773-784-6000.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 5/28, Joe Higgins. 630-969-9720.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Easy Tiger; 10 PM, Cory Hance. Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Tony Piscotti, Amanda Sena. Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Eric Nassau, Brent Palmer, Jaik Willis. Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Dave Sills, Waz. Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Digital Kill, Let Me Introduce You to the End. Sun 5/30, 8 PM, Greg Ziesemer. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. 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 5/24, 10 PM, Jen Porter & the Fabulous Trio. 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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/21, Magpie. Sat 5/22, Hed'n West. Fri 5/28, Mike & Joe. Sat 5/29, Second Opinion. 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 5/21, Suckinators. Fri 5/28, Rick Cruz. Sat 5/29, Bed Bugs. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 5/21, 9:30 PM, Brian McSweeney, Blue Shade Witness, Baby Teeth, Detholz. Sat 5/22, 9:30 PM, Moron Nation, Freaky Deaky. 630-221-0667.

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 5/21, Fly Williams, Starrunner. Sat 5/22, Spare Parts, Fareed Haque, Freek Johnson. Mon 5/24, Transcendental Hayride. Sat 5/29, Bumpus, Buddha's Belly. 773-929-1300.

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

Hip-Hop

Concerts

JAYLIB, PEANUT BUTTER WOLF, J.ROCC Fri 5/28, 8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

Hip-Hop

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Wed 5/26, 8 PM, Eyedea & Abilities (see Critic's Choice), Blueprint, Mass Hysteria, Grayskul (18+). Sun 5/30, 8 PM, Vast Aire, Dujeous, Karneige (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. Mondays, DJ 33-1/3. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, MC Shadow with live bands. Thursdays, DJ Timbuktu. 773-404-7414.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Sun 5/30, 9 PM, Twilite Tone, Killaface Sound System, DJ Moe, Sygnified Sound System, Dub Dis. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Mondays, DJ Butterfly with vocals by Life (no cover). 773-348-3998.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 5/29, 9 PM, Blaq Dawn (benefit for Masters in the Art of Community Development). 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 5/25, 9:30 PM, "Strange Brew." Thu 5/27, 10 PM, Seek. 312-362-9707.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Sharkula. 773-871-3757.

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

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. Mondays, DJs spin hip-hop, disco, dub, house, and rock. 773-395-3002.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Larissa & DJ Chester alternate. Sundays, DJ Chester spins alternative and pop (no cover). Mondays, DJ Pervy spins alternative and retro-dance (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Luis M. spins underground and tribal house. Wednesdays, 6 PM, DJ Jane hosts "Women Obsession" (with an open mike the first Wednesday of every month). Last Wednesday of every month, midnight, Ralphi Rosario & Izzy spin disco. Thursdays, Heather Doble. 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). Sun 5/30, DJ Stixx, Joe Black, DJ Sepgod, Mark Fullaflava. 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. Fridays through Sundays 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. 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, and 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJs spin techno, progressive, house, and techno. Saturdays, Dino Latino & Tim Spinnin Schommer spin house, hip-hop, reggae, and old school in the main room; DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop in the Red Room. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays); no cover. Saturdays, DJs spin underground dance music. Sundays, 8 PM, Veronica Zaid hosts a Latin T-Dance; 11 PM, Alex Perez. Mondays, DJ Martin spins at "Drag Queen Bingo." Wednesdays, David Boyer spins country & western. Thursdays, Rock-O-Mix & Fast Freddy spin cumbia and Spanish pop. 773-325-2233.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin at 10 PM. Fridays, Ricky Perez, Elite, Prieto, Joker, Eclipse, Dynamic Dove. Saturdays, Prieto, Sombra, Eclipse, Alex Perez. 773-489-0600.

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., Marc Ryan. Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nate Scott. Sun 5/23, Teri Bristol. Thursdays, Marc Ryan, Alex Peace, Andrew Vonn. Sun 5/30, DJ Abel. 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 5/24, Thalamus (live), DJ Kra[n]k, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. 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. Mon 5/24, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Peach Fuzz & DJ Specialguest spin downtempo and hip-hop. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wed 5/26, Doc West, Rude One, Tone B. Nimble. Thu 5/27, DJ Ceasare spins loungecore, bossa nova, 60s & 70s rare groove, and Latin jazz. Fri 5/28, Steve Melvage. Sat 5/29, Jesse de la Pena, Shon Dervis, Anacron, Cordell Johnson & others spin at "1983." Sun 5/30, 5 PM-2 AM, Bear Who? & Sheik spin hip-hop, R&B, salsa, and merengue. 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. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Slim Maybe. Thursdays, Ed Vantage spins in Club X; DJs spin salsa and merengue upstairs (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-266-1944.

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. Sun 5/30, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ 33-1/3, Rick Garcia, Frank Solano, Just Joey, Jay Rock, DJ Rampage, DJ Mighty. 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: Fridays, 10 PM, Dave Roberts spins new wave (no cover). Sundays, 9:30 PM, DJ Psycho Mike spins mashups and psychedelic trance (no cover). 773-348-9600.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 5/28, midnight, Donald Glaude & Scarlet Etienne (18+; no cover). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted:. Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 5/21, 10 PM-4 AM, Joe Gauthreaux. Sat 5/22, 10 PM-5 AM, Barry Harris. 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 5/28, 10 PM-4 AM, Hex Hector. 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. 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.

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). Fri 5/21, Sunny D. spins dub, breakbeat, and old school. Sat 5/22, Eric Williams. Tue 5/25, Jevon Jackson. Thu 5/27, G. & guests spin "eclectic rhythm." Fri 5/28, Drippin' Wet with Ayrun spin downtempo and deep house. Sat 5/29, Roberto Torreggiani & Brett Long. 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.

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, Aventura, J-Boogie. Fri 5/28, Aventura, Jeremiah Seraphine. 312-828-9000.

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: Thu 5/27, 9 PM, Frankie Vega, Chris Gin. 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 Wednesdays through 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. Wednesdays, Luis Rivera & Dwight Burr spin salsa, merengue, and bachata. 312-573-1470.

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.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Sundays, 8 PM, Paul Lopez. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Felix & DJ Prieto spin reggaeton, merengue, bachata, hip-hop, and salsa (no cover). 773-772-9333.

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. Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Greg Davis (see the Meter). Sun 5/23, 10 PM, Toby Worscheck, JRick. Last Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Anon, DJ Swizzle, DJ Amputee. Last Wednesday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Madrid. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Brian Kelley. Sun 5/30, 10 PM, Nick Holm, 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 5/21, Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn, Neil Aline, Whyteout. Sat 5/22, Julius Papp, Brad Owen. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, new wave, and alternative. Fri 5/28, Halo, Kenny Hawkes. Sat 5/29, Miles Maeda, Jonene. 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 5/27, Matthew Dear (see Critic's Choice), Hieroglyphic Being, Noleian. Fri 5/28, Fabio. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/21, Mauro Picotto, DJ Apocalypse, DJ Wali, Avex Axiom, John Grammatis, Orchard Lounge, Hiroki. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23, Jay Prasad. Thu 5/27, Doc Martin, Lego, DJ Heather, DJ Flipside, Devin & Michelle, Heaven & Earth Division. Fri 5/28, Dean Coleman, Agent 47, John Grammatis, Orchard Lounge, Hiroki. Sun 5/30, Ralphi Rosario. 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. Saturdays, 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 5/21, Carl Burke. 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 5/28, Joe Glover. 773-878-1136.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Marco V, Dan Efex, Chris Santiago. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. Fri 5/28, Chris Gin, Angelist. Sat 5/29, Richard Humpty Vission, Jimmie Page, Dino G. Sun 5/30, Armin Van Buuren, Mazi, DJ Flipside, Chris Tomasone, DJ KCJ, Hipolito Sanchez, 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 5/21, Jesse Saunders, Paul Anthony, Chip E, Sativa, Jay Funk, Jon Huang, Dysqo, Nate "Gonzo" Gans, Rez, Dank Poet, Mili Zefic, Rich Grant. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mon 5/24, Dysqo, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Wednesdays, Julius the Mad Thinker, DJ FLX, DJ Monna. Thursdays, DJs spin downtempo, hip-hop, old school, and house. Fri 5/28, Greenskeeper (live), Slater Hogan, Tim Shumaker, John Larner, Chris Santiago. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, and Sun 5/30, 9 PM, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Brett Lee, Hollywood Bob, DJ Night, D-Double Jay. 630-985-1111.

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

Folk & Country

Concerts

CHIRPS & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing. Mon 5/24, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-267-0072.

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

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.

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: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (in the pub). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Vernam Cipher (followed by an open stage). 630-969-0600.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 5/24, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, DJ Chris B spins country (with dance lessons with Julie, Don & Larry on Fridays). Sundays, 6-11 PM, Big John. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Big John & Chris B. spin (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

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 5/21, Gerard Haughey. Sat 5/22, Flintlock. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Kieran Conway. 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 5/21, 9 PM, Bluestack. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Katie Sullivan Band. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Another Pint. Sat 5/29, 9 PM, Fairplay. 773-473-5263.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wed 5/26, Blazing Saddles. 773-327-1662.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Kat Eggleston. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 5/26, Joe Camarillo spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 3:30 PM, and Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

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 5/21, Fast Eddie. Sat 5/22, Dooley Brothers. Fri 5/28, Seamus O'Kane. Sat 5/29, Johnny Gleeson & Ted Healy. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Greg Trooper (in the SideBar). Fri 5/28, 10 PM, Dale Watson & His Lone Stars. Sat 5/29, 9 PM, James Talley, Switchback, Scott Momenthy & friends. 708-788-2118.

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

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. 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.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Sat 5/29, 5 PM, Fred Eaglesmith. 773-472-5139.

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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Old No. 8, Cornmeal, Outlaw Family Band. Mon 5/24, 9:30 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Sun 5/23, 4 PM, Clodagh & Sean Ryan lead a children's Irish session. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa Shine & Erin Lowery. Fri 5/28, 10 PM, Clodagh Ryan & friends. Sat 5/29, 9:30 PM, Dooleys. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Mondays, 8 PM, Dime Store String Band (18+; no cover). Wed 5/26, 7:30 PM, Larry O. Dean, Robb Angus, Dan Olsen, Anthony Whitaker perform at "Folk You!" 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: Fri 5/21, 7 PM, Tom Rush, Paul Geremia. 773-728-6000.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tue 5/25, 8:30 PM, Back Porch Ramblers (no cover). 773-274-3239.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tue 5/25, John Hasbrouck. 773-772-6656.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 5/21, Barb Ryman. Fri 5/28, Joe Higgins. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Jon Allmett, Scott Besaw. 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

CHRISTOPHER WALZ Free concert. Tue 5/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. 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 5/21, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 5/22, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 5/23, Jerry Stormer. Sundays, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mondays, Nigel Mack (acoustic show; no cover). Wed 5/26, Tom Holland. Thu 5/27, Mr. G's Summertime Blues Party. Fri 5/28, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. Sat 5/29, Phil Guy. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott & Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/25, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/28 and Sat 5/29, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/28 and Sat 5/29, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 5/23, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Mon 5/24, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/25, Linsey Alexander. Wed 5/26, Pistol Pete. Thu 5/27, Gloria Thompson Rogers. Fri 5/28 and Sat 5/29, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 5/21 and Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Bobby "Slim" James & the Variety Band. Sun 5/23, 8 and 11 PM, Bobby Rush. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes & the Smokestack Lightning Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Big D & His Band. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 5/21, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Jody Williams (see Critic's Choice), Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 5/22, 6 PM, Steve Nev; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Sharon Lewis. Sun 5/23, Doug McDonald. Tue 5/25, Nick Moss. Wed 5/26, Linsey Alexander. Fri 5/28, 5:30 PM, Christopher Walz; 9:30 PM, Duke Tumatoe, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 5/29, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby, Jake La Botz. Sun 5/30, Phil Guy & friends. 312-427-0333.

CANDLELITE CHICAGO 7452 N. Western: Wed 5/26, 9:30 PM, Craig Champlin & friends. 773-465-0087.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/21, Renee Austin. 630-513-0074.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Fri 5/21, 4 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 5/22, Big G & the Real Deal. Thu 5/27, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Sat 5/29, Bumblebee Bob. 630-325-0780.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/28, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-516-0300.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Innocence hosts an open jam. Fri 5/28, Madman Blues Band. Sat 5/29, Three Strikes. 773-685-8083.

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

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 5/22, 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/21, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 5/22, Joe Moss Band. Tue 5/25, Frank Bang. Sat 5/29, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. 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 5/21 through Sun 5/23, No Mercy Band. Mon 5/24, Joanna Connor. Tue 5/25, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 5/26, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Thu 5/27 and Fri 5/28, Chicago Playboys. Sat 5/29, 10 PM, Oteil & the Peacemakers, Greyhounds. Sun 5/30, Matthew Skoller. 312-923-2000.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Ben Ruth's Off the Hook Blues Band. Tue 5/25, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. Sat 5/29, 10 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, Magic Slim. 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 5/28 and Sat 5/29, Eddy Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

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

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

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 5/29, 9:30 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

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 5/22, Jimmy Burns. Sat 5/29, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Sat 5/22, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 773-267-5197.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Thu 5/27, Keith Scott Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 5/28 and Sat 5/29, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-243-3700.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/21, Chris Winters & the Nucleus Project. Sat 5/22, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Thu 5/27, Barrelhouse Chuck Duo. Fri 5/28, Michael Coleman Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 5/26, Shirley King. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/28 and Sat 5/29, Howard Scott & the World Band. 312-467-1600.

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 5/26, 9 PM, Pete Special. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: 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. 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 5/28, 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson Band with Billy Branch. Sat 5/29, 10 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sun 5/30, 9:30 PM, Larry Taylor. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 5/23 and Sun 5/30, Quintus McCormick. Tue 5/25, Larry Taylor, Eddie Taylor Jr., Harmonica Hinds. Thu 5/27, Grana Louise. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/21, Bumblebee Bob. Sat 5/22, Pat Smillie. Fri 5/28 and Sat 5/29, Tenry Johns Band. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Mon 5/24, 9:30 PM, Bottom Feeders (no cover). 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 5/21, Eddie Taylor Jr. with the Smoke Daddy Band. Sat 5/22, Dave Specter. Mondays, Continental. Wed 5/26, Willis P. Jenkins. Sat 5/29, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

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

Jazz

Concerts

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.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Tue 5/25, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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

HANK JONES TRIO with Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, and Ernestine Anderson. Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JEFF LORBER, JEFF GOLUB, MAYSA, EVERETTE HARP, MICHAEL WHITE, GARY TAYLOR Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

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.

ROSEWOOD MARIMBA Free concert for students. Thu 5/27, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

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.

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.

STREETDANCER Tue 5/25, 7:30 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET with Nicole Mitchell; free concert. Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB performs at Next Theatre's gala benefit. Sun 5/23, 7 PM, Women's Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago, Evanston. 847-475-1875.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/21, noon, Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 5/22, 9:30 PM, Everett Greene. 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 5/28, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Sat 5/29, 9:30 PM, BMR4. 312-642-6805.

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/21 and Sat 5/22, Bobby Lewis. Sun 5/23, Mon 5/24, and Sun 5/30, Carmen Stokes. Tue 5/25 through Sat 5/29, Systems 7. 312-751-2433.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 5/25, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-334-4040.

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.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 5/21, 7:30 PM, Brother John Quintet. 630-574-2155.

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays, and 9 PM Sundays. Fri 5/21, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sat 5/29, Kimberly Gordon 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. Fri 5/28, Harris Eisenstadt Quartet. Sat 5/29, Richard Nickel Transaction Ensemble. 773-463-0158.

CARLUCCI'S 250 Marriott, Lincolnshire: Fri 5/28, 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 5/21, Barry Winograd & Zvonimir Tot. Sat 5/22, Neal Alger Duo. Sat 5/29, Mike Frost Trio. 630-584-2100.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 5/29, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/21, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 5/22 and Sat 5/29, Ed Coward Trio. Tue 5/25, 6:30 PM, Dave Allen. Wed 5/26, 6:30 PM, Dan Myers. Thu 5/27, 7:30 PM, Carlos Hernandez; 9:30 PM, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 5/28, Dave Simone 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 5/25, 9:30 PM, Thread Quintet. Wed 5/26, 9:30 PM, Rolldown. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FAMILY DEN 8948 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Crosswind hosts a jam session. 773-734-8545.

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 5/23, 7 PM, Leon Redbone. Wed 5/26, 8 PM, Chicago Salty Dogs. Sun 5/30, 6 PM, Grandstand Big Band. 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.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 5/21, 9 PM, and Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Ari Brown Quartet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/23, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Don Tisch & Expansion Project, John Lewis Quintet; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 5/26, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/28, 9 PM, and Sat 5/29, 8 PM, Sheila Jordan. Sun 5/30, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet. 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. Sun 5/30, 7:30 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 5/24, 6:30 PM, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble (performance and interview with Amina Dickerson; no cover; all-ages); 9 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 5/26, 6 PM, Thomas Mejer & friends (benefit for Lucerne Artist Studio); 8 PM, Harris Eisenstadt Trio, Richard Nickel Transaction Ensemble. Sun 5/30, 8 PM, Streetdancer. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 5/28, 11:30 PM, Triage. 773-772-9970.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 5/23, Jorrit Dijkstra Flatland Collective, Allos Consort. Sun 5/30, 9:30 PM, Harris Eisenstadt Quartet. 773-935-2118.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 5/21 through Sun 5/23, Phil Woods with Bob Lark & the DePaul University Big Band (Sunday at 4 and 8 PM only). Tue 5/25 through Sun 5/30, Scott Hamilton Quartet. 312-670-2473.

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Julia Tuff & Joel Burt. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 5/24, 9 PM, Alejo Poveda, the Instigatah. Tue 5/25, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 5/28, 10 PM, Paul Giallorenzo Trio. Sat 5/29, 10 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fri 5/21, 10 PM, Douce Ambiance. 773-728-2663.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Wed 5/26 and Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Oregon. 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 5/21, 9 PM, and Sat 5/22, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Tue 5/25, 9 PM, Paul Abella Trio (no cover). Wed 5/26, 7 PM, Matt Erion Trio (no cover). Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 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 5/23, 8 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Sun 5/30, 8 PM, Matt Pinizotto Trio. 773-764-8900.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 5/23, Mon 5/24, and Sun 5/30, Professor John Duo. Tue 5/25, Larry Luchowski. Wed 5/26, Dennis Luxion. Thu 5/27, Paulinho Garcia. 312-787-9596.

NORTHBROOK COURT 2171 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook: No cover. Thu 5/27, 7 PM, Lake Effect. 847-498-8161.

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

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Sat 5/29, 7 and 10 PM, Charlie Hunter Trio, Benevento Russo Duo. Sun 5/30, 5 PM, Hot Club of 52nd Street featuring the Johnny Frigo Quartet with Bucky Pizzarelli & Frank Vignola. 773-728-6000.

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

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/21, Elaine Dame Quartet. Sat 5/22, Eliezer y su Nuevo Tumbao. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 5/28, Kyle Asche Organ Trio. Sat 5/29, Deep Blue Organ Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 5/21, Eliezer y su Nuevo Tumbao. Sat 5/22, Elaine Dame Quartet. Mon 5/24, Joan Hickey Trio. Tuesdays, Elaine Dame Trio. Wed 5/26, Trio Crepscalo. Thu 5/27, Curtis Robinson Trio. 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. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn (no cover). Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/22, Metro Trio. Tuesdays, Mark Madsen (no cover). Wed 5/26, Flippo/DeSanto Duo (no cover). Fri 5/28, Yoko Noge. Sat 5/29, D.S.O., John Juul & friends. 847-266-1313.

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

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

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

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.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 5/29, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. 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. Mon 5/24, Fri 5/28, and Sat 5/29, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 5/25, Bill Peterson & Mike Arnapol. Sun 5/30, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. 312-787-9596.

SIGNATURE ROOM GRILLE 6401 Purchase, Woodridge: Music at 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, and 5:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 5/21, Professor John & His New Orleans Trio. Sat 5/22, Bradley Williams Trio with Alison Ruble. Thu 5/27, JoAnn Daugherty & Alison Ruble. Fri 5/28, Kelly Brand Trio with Stephanie Browning. Sat 5/29, Kelly Brand Trio with Libby York. 630-598-9777.

SKYLARK 2149 S. Halsted: Sun 5/23, 8 PM, David Boykin (no cover). 312-948-5275.

SPAREROOM 2416 W. North: Sat 5/29, 8:30 PM, Cristin Wildbolz & Carol Genetti, Tatsu Aoki & Robbie Hunsinger. 773-862-2447.

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 5/22, 9:30 PM, Michael Bettine & Percussion Chamber Music. Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Harris Eisenstadt Group, Tim Daisy/Anton Hatwich/Dave Rempis/Frank Rosaly. 773-862-3616.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Lynn Hilton Trio. Tue 5/25, 1 AM, Vince Willis 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 5/21, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 5/22, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 5/27, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 5/28, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Sat 5/29, Harris Eisenstadt Quartet. 312-791-9050.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 5/28, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-663-9467.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Mon 5/24, 8 PM, Prince of Darkness Quartet (followed by an open jam at 9 PM). 630-221-0667.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, 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

BORING ENGLISH GARDENS, ANDER, JAKE ELLIOTT, JACOB CHRISTOPHER, INVISIBLE MASS, DJ KSCAPE perform as part of "A Public Relations Disaster." Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. 312-738-2140.

MARK DENARDO, YUPPSTER, PROTMAN perform electronic music and live with guitar, vocals, and Gameboy. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee (second floor). 773-342-4597.

KOUTarO FUKUI & UHITO KIYOSUE, EL with Brad Bordine (laptop) and Marina Peterson (cello), and Jason Soliday with Ernst Karel, Brian Labcyz, Todd A. Carter, Brent Gutzeit, Michael Hartman, Charles King, Blake Edwards, and Uhito Kiyosue. Sun 5/23, 9:30 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

JEAN-FRANCOIS LAPORTE See Critic's Choice. Sat 5/22, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

SICKNESS, PCRV, JASON SOLIDAY, SNAKE CHARM, VERTONEN Wed 5/26, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

Experimental

Clubs

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 5/30, 9:30 PM, Cerebrus Shoal, Tiny Hairs, Halon. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

MYOPIC BOOKS 1564 N. Milwaukee: Mon 5/24, 7:30 PM, Vadim Sprikut & Brian Labycz (no cover). 773-862-4882.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Mon 5/24, 9 PM, Defender, Big C & the Furious Three, Almost Rosario, S&M, DJ Thomas Wax. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

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.

KOKYO TAIKO Free Japanese percussion concert. Sat 5/22, 2 PM, Rogers Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark. 312-744-0156.

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.

International

Clubs

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. 312-666-8106.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Sun 5/30, 9 PM, Twilite Tone, Killaface Sound System, DJ Moe, Sygnified Sound System, Dub Dis. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 5/21, Sun 5/23, Sat 5/29, and Sun 5/30, Indika. Sat 5/22, Flex Crew. Wednesdays, One Blood Soundsystem. Thu 5/27, Baby J Issicial. Fri 5/28, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. Sat 5/29, 9 PM, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 5/21, 9 PM, Vinicius Cantuaria (see Critic's Choice), Scottinho & Cash with Mari Anne Jayme. Sat 5/22, 10:30 PM, Lunares, Mitote (preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Fri 5/28, 9 PM, Cyro Baptista's Beat the Donkey, Lonesome Organist. 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.

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

SPAZIO 483 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield: Sat 5/29, 9 PM, Son Trinidad, Andreas. 847-272-9922.

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.

TRANSITIONS BOOKPLACE 1000 W. North: Thu 5/27, 7 PM, Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery (benefit for the monastery). 312-951-7323.

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. Fri 5/21, Flex Crew. Sat 5/22, Zeleke, Dub Dis. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wed 5/26, DJs spin dancehall. 773-327-4273.

ZZA ZZO 551 N. Ogden: Sat 5/29, 10 PM, DJ Burak spins Arabic, Persian, Turkish, bhangra, Latin, and hip-hop; with tabla player Will Soliman. 312-733-9000.

Classical

ARS ANTIGUA in a free program of French Baroque composers (Hotteterre, Naudot, Rameau, Boismortier, Baton). Sun 5/30, 3 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.

ERIN CHEN & ANDREW WILLE piano & violin, in a free concert (Franck, Bach). Thu 5/27, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CHICAGO COMPOSERS CONSORTIUM (Axelrod, Edwards, Marquetti, Start, Westerberg). Thu 5/27, 7:30 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-519-7663.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Shostakovich, Blank, Brahms). Sun 5/23, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. Tue 5/25, 7 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 773-889-4206.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Raymond Leppard conducts Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims. Fri 5/21, 7:30 PM, Sun 5/23, 3 PM, and Thu 5/27 and Sat 5/29, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. 312-704-8414 or 312-334-7777.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO OPERA THEATER YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM in a free concert. Wed 5/26, 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 5/21 and Sat 5/22, 8 PM, and Tue 5/25, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Angela Denoke (Mozart, Berg, Janacek). Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Fri 5/28, 1:30 PM, and Sat 5/29, 8 PM, Mariss Jansons, conductor, with pianist Daniel Barenboim (Haydn, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky). 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.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Daniel Barenboim conducts Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. Free admission; tickets required. Sun 5/30, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Wed 5/26, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CORIOLIS a cappella choir (Poulenc, Barber, Rorem, Albright, Bright, Finney). Sat 5/22, 7:30 PM, St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St. 773-927-6646. Sun 5/23, 4 PM, St. Mark's Church, 1509 Grove, Evanston. 847-869-0223.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COMBINED CHOIRS & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE perform Orff's Carmina Burana in a free concert. Thu 5/27, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE & WIND SYMPHONY (Perle, Arutunian, Galbraith). Mon 5/24, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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.

EUGENE ONEGIN Natalia Lyashenko conducts a Northwestern University production of Tchaikovsky's opera. Wed 5/26, 7:30 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-8254.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 5/21, 12:10 PM, organist Virginia Bolena. Fri 5/28, 12:10 PM, organist Colin Lynch. 312-787-4570.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 5/30, 2 PM, International Contemporary Ensemble performs music of contemporary Chicago composers (Eckardt, A. Williams, Garrop, Davis, Smooke, McDaniel; free admission). 312-494-2655.

HALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Droston Hall conducts a free concert. Sun 5/23, 3 PM, Wheaton Grand Theater, 123 Hale, Wheaton. 630-221-0667.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE Christian Knapp, conductor, with violinist David Bowlin in a new-music program (Fujikura, Adamek, Talvitie, Chabashvili, Ruo). Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-494-2655.

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.

MEMBERS OF NAPERVILLE CHURCH CHOIRS Sun 5/23, 7 PM, St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff, Naperville. 630-355-4545, ext. 141.

EMI MURATA in a free concert. Wed 5/26, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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. 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 CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Tue 5/25, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE & WOMEN'S CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Ramona M. Wis conducts a free concert. Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

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.

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.

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.

MEMBERS OF THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Daniel J. Ferris conducts music of Northwestern University student composers. Thu 5/27, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Michael Burritt, conductor, with vibraphonist Anders Astrand & xylophonist Kris Keeton (Burritt, Levitan, Wiley, Becker). Fri 5/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., 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 SINGERS, CHORALE & CHORUS Robert A. Harris & Judith Willoughby, conductors (Bach, Ginastera, Abril, Thompson). Thu 5/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 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.

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. Wed 5/26, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

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.

PONTEN-TSALKA PIANO DUO in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Poulenc). Wed 5/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC AUDITIONS Free admission. 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.

RIALTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sun 5/23, 4 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600.

ST. CLEMENT CHURCH CHOIR Sun 5/23, 5:30 PM, St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming. 773-281-0371.

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.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor (Rachmaninoff, Jan Bach). Sun 5/30, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

JOANNA TURSKA flute, with pianist Pawel Checinski in a free concert (Poulenc, Kritz, Faure, Moniuszko, D'Rivera, Tucker). Mon 5/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE (Brahms, Dvorak, Smetana, Glazunov, Ravel, Shostakovich). Free admission. Sun 5/23, 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.

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

NORA WILLIAMS, MATTHEW HAGLE & JANE SULLIVAN viola, piano & mezzo-soprano (Bloch, Brahms, Loeffler, Sowash). Mon 5/24, 7:30 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-642-4338.

In-Store Appearances

THE APPLE STORE 679 N. Michigan: Tue 5/25, 7 PM, Josh Werner. Fri 5/28, 6 PM, Rubies. 312-981-9882.

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

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange: Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Mike Gallagher Band. Sat 5/22, 8 PM, Middle 8. Sat 5/29, 8 PM, Amanda Sena. Sun 5/30, 4 PM, Eric Himan. 708-579-9660.

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

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 5/29, 2 PM, Eric Himan; 8 PM, Paul Vezmar. 708-386-6927.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 755 W. North: Thu 5/27, 6:30 PM, Eric Himan. 312-266-8060.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 150 N. State: Tue 5/25, 12:30 PM, Gary Jules. Thu 5/27, 12:30 PM, Eric Himan. 312-606-0750.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park: Fri 5/21, 8 PM, Amanda Sena. Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Mike Gallagher Band. 708-460-7566.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 4718 N. Broadway: Fri 5/28, 8 PM, Eric Himan. 773-334-7338.

RECORD EMPORIUM 3346 N. Paulina: Sat 5/22, 5 PM, Frank Tribes. Sat 5/29, 5 PM, Corporate Circus. Sun 5/30, Waz (acoustic). 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 5/23 and Sun 5/30, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. 847-550-1127.

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

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: Music at 10 PM. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Wed 5/26, 9 PM, Jim & James host an open mike (no cover). 847-821-1234.

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 5/25, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Sun 5/23 and Sun 5/30, 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 5/27, Lenny Spatafore hosts the blues jam. 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 5/26, 9 PM, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike (no cover). 773-929-0944.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mon 5/24, 7:30 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by Steve Ivan, Dan McNaughton, Tim Keenan. 773-772-9970.

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 5/26, Tim Nolan 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.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Sun 5/30, 9 PM, open mike (benefit for Ice Factory). 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Thu 5/27, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

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.

VILLAGE SQUARE 37 S. Main, Sandwich: Fri 5/28, 7 PM, open stage for musicians, poets, and storytellers. 815-878-2693.

Fairs & Festivals

CHICAGO GAELIC PARK IRISH FESTIVAL Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Fri 5/28, 3:30 PM, Irish Musicians, P. Finnegan & J. Callahan, Sean O'Donnell; 4:45 PM, Joe McShane; 5:15 PM, Velvet Green; 5:30 PM, Indulgers; 6 PM, Mulloy Brothers; 7:30 PM, Gael Force; 7:45 PM, Diggers, Frank McCaffrey; 9:30 PM, City Limits, Tossers, Matt Cunningham & His Band. Sat 5/29, 12:30 PM, Diggers, Donnybrook; 1 PM, Pat Daly & the Sounds of Green; 2:15 PM, Jed Marum; 2:30 PM, Knot Fibb'n; 3 PM, Mike O'Connell & the Shannonaires; 3:30 PM, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 4 PM, Millish, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 4:30 PM, Indulgers; 4:45 PM, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 5:15 PM, Frank McCaffrey; 6 PM, Tommy Makem, Elders; 7:30 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 7:45 PM, Gael Force; 8 PM, Cherish the Ladies; 9:30 PM, Saw Doctors, Kathy Durkin Band. Sun 5/30, noon, Jed Marum, Bernie Glim & Country Roads, Irish Musicians; 1:45 PM, Burren Ceili Band; 2 PM, Millish; 2:30 PM, Pat Woods; 3:15 PM, Jerry Haughey & the Ramblers; 3:45 PM, Knot Fibb'n; 4 PM, Mulloy Brothers; 5 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 5:30 PM, Elders; 5:45 PM, Kathy Durkin Band; 6 PM, Tommy Makem; 7:30 PM, Seven Nations; 7:45 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 8 PM, Cherish the Ladies; 9:30 PM, Black 47, Frank McCaffrey; 9:45 PM, Bohola. 708-687-9323.

MANIFEST Columbia College event presents live music at two locations. Thu 5/27, Grant Park, Harrison & Michigan: 1 PM, Et Cetera; 1:50 PM, Dear You; 2:50 PM, Late Nights; 3:35 PM, JP; 4:15 PM, Columbia College Jazz Ensemble; 5:15 PM, Copeland; 6 PM, Saraphine; 6:30 PM, Heiruspecs; 7:45 PM, Cyro Baptista's Beat the Donkey. Columbia College Sculpture Garden, 11th & Wabash: 11:30 AM, Afrofolk capoeira ensemble; 1:30 PM, Columbia College Senior Jazz Combo; 2:15 PM, Green Street; 3 PM, New Music Ensemble; 3:45 PM, Columbia College Jazz Guitar Ensemble; 5:45 PM, Emi Jarvi; 7:15 PM, female music students of Columbia College. Festival also features theater & dance performances. 312-344-6789.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS features live music at two University of Chicago locations: Sat 5/22, Hutchinson Courtyard, 1135 E. 57th: 6 PM, Jurassic 5, Medeski Martin & Wood, Guided by Voices. Tue 5/25, Hutchinson Courtyard, 1135 E. 57th: 5 PM, Spooning With Nora, Stare, Soft Addictions. Wed 5/26, Hutchinson Courtyard, 1135 E. 57th: 5 PM, Twelve for Nine, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Sean Coleman. Thu 5/27, Hutchinson Courtyard, 1135 E. 57th: noon, Unaccompanied Women, Ransom Notes, Soul Umoja. Fri 5/28, Hutchinson Courtyard, 1135 E. 57th: noon, Love in the Afternoon. Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th: 9 PM, Electronica at U-Chicago. Sat 5/29, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th: 7 PM, Music & Dance Septet. 773-834-8252.

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.

MARK DVORAK Free children's concert. Thu 5/27, 11 AM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

KIDS FARE Children's performance and discussion on the theme "Rhythm Shoes and Dancing Fools." Sat 5/29, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NEW HORIZONS BAND Thu 5/27, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Wed 5/26, pianist Jeff Manuel. 312-346-3278.

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