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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ANNA OXYGEN & LEG & PANTS DANS THEATRE, MIRACLES, SMALL BATHROOM FIRE perform at Lumpen's 13th anniversary party with DJs Johnny Love, Logan Bay, Curtains, Charlie & Ken. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

NICHOLAS BARRON'S HYPERACTIVE Free concert. Fri 8/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BIG GUITARS FROM MEMPHIS Free concert. Tue 8/10, 7 PM, City Park, 275 Parkway, Lincolnshire. 847-444-9600.

BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, SLIPKNOT, HATEBREED, LAMB OF GOD, ATREYU, BLEEDING THROUGH, LACUNA COIL, EVERYTIME I DIE, UNEARTH Sat 8/14, 9 AM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Hwy. D & Hwy. 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

BLT Free concert. Tue 8/10, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

CHEAP TRICK, JESSE MALIN, DAMNWELLS Sold out. Fri 8/13, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Sun 8/8, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

THE CURE, INTERPOL, THE RAPTURE, MOGWAI, MUSE, AUF DER MAUR, COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE, HEAD AUTOMATICA Thu 8/12, 5 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

EVELYN DANNER Free concert. Fri 8/13, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

DJ RILEY spins at a swing dance. Sun 8/8, 7:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

DJ SQUEEZE spins at "First Fridays." Fri 8/6, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES, KELLER WILLIAMS, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND All-ages. Thu 8/12, 6:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE perform at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Sat 8/7, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BILL & SUSAN GOODMAN perform in a free concert entitled "The Best of the 20th Century." Sun 8/15, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

JOSH GROBAN, MINDI ABAIR Sun 8/8, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MARVIN HAMLISCH Fri 8/6, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LALAH HATHAWAY, LIZZ WRIGHT Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. www.neosoulexplosion.com.

HELLCAT HUSSIES, MARVIN TATE, SHELLEY MILLER & ANTHONY WHITAKER, THIS IS BULLSHIT Benefit for the Halsted 3 Legal Defense Fund. Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Women in the Director's Chair, 941 W. Lawrence (5th floor). 773-907-0610.

LEDISI, VAN HUNT Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. www.neosoul

explosion.com.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM). Sun 8/15, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

LINKIN PARK, KORN, SNOOP DOGG, THE USED, LESS THAN JAKE Sat 8/7, 2:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

LOVERBOY Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, GUSTER Sat 8/7 and Sun 8/8, 6 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Hwy. D & Hwy. 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

MODEST MOUSE, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, WALKMEN Sat 8/14, 5:30 PM, New City YMCA, 1515 N. Halsted. www.q101.com.

MOODS Fri 8/13, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

RITA MORENO Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

POLYPHONIC SPREE All-ages. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LOCAL H, SPONGE Fri 8/13, 5:30 PM, New City YMCA, 1515 N. Halsted. www.q101.com.

DAVE REMPIS/ANTON HATWICH/FRANK ROSALY/TIM DAISY with members of Lying in States, members of Radiant Darling, Home, DJ Kenny Dread, and guest speakers. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Voices in the Wilderness benefit, 3829 N. Broadway #3. 773-784-8065.

RAY SASSETTI ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM). Sun 8/8, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

NEIL SEDAKA, KLEZMATICS See Critic's Choice on the Klezmatics. Wed 8/11, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RICK SKYE performs "A Slice o' Minnelli." Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Sat 8/7, 6 and 10 PM, and Sun 8/8, 5 PM, Lakeshore Theatre, 3175 N. Broadway. 773-472-3492.

MICHAEL W. SMITH, MERCYME, DAVID CROWDER BAND Fri 8/13, 7:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Hwy. D & Hwy. 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

STATIC-X, TRUST COMPANY, SOIL, LO PRO, ARITHMETIC OF WAR Sun 8/15, 5:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

TAKE FIVE Free concert. Thu 8/12, 6:30 PM, Adams Park, 1919 N. Seminary. 312-742-7767.

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS Tue 8/10, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE 8/6 18+ show with Garaj Mahal; 8/7 all-ages. Fri 8/6, 7 PM, and Sat 8/7, 6 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Los Straitjackets, Bottletones, Goldstars. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Butch Walker, American Hi-Fi, Val Emmich (18+). Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners (in the pub). Thu 8/12, 9 PM, Mark Sheehy, Kristin Shout, Gidgets Ga Ga. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Frisbie, New Constitution, Bon Mots (18+). Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Bigelf, Dark Fog, Waste. Sun 8/15, 8 PM, Deadman Holiday, Sixty Cycle, Project 44, Underfed (18+). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/6, Rhythm Rockets. Sat 8/7, Michael McDermott. 847-381-8585.

BASE BAR Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Butch Walker, American Hi-Fi, Val Emmich, Jeff Harding. 312-345-1000.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/6, 9:30 PM, Clearly & the Mainstream, Anjuli Dawn Band, Steven Francque. Sat 8/7, 9:30 PM, Cordy, Flies in Eden, Vendooza, Destroy Dr. X. Sun 8/8, 8 PM, Lavender Cabaret performs as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase. Tue 8/10, 9 PM, Get Everett, So Far, Opal Candy. Wed 8/11, 9 PM, O Vad Ya, Lavellas, LaDiDa's. Thu 8/12, 8:30 PM, Grackles, Slats, Great Perhaps, Abominable Snowmen. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Stamen Convention, La Cassette, Sweet Hello, Istvan & His Imaginary Band. Sun 8/15, 8 PM, Hilltop Distillery, Aperiodic perform as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/6, Acshen. Sat 8/7, Input Output. 773-770-2039.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 8/6, 8 PM, A.C. Newman (see Critic's Choice), Rogue Wave (see Spot Check), Neins. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, the Hold Steady, the Like Young, Black Cat Music (see Spot Check). Sun 8/8, 8 PM, Clydog, Bullet Conscience, Explanation, Fairmont. Wed 8/11, 8 PM, Haymarket Riot, New Black, Mt. St. Helens, Pines. Thu 8/12, 6 PM, Blindside, Me Without You, the Kick; 10 PM, Von Sass, Boys on Trial. Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Burning Brides, the Explosion, Twin Wrecks the Memory, Lot Six (18+). Sat 8/14, 5 PM, Tub Ring, Dog Fashion Disco, Bad Acid Trip (all-ages); 10 PM, William Elliott Whitmore, Signal to Trust, Ricky Fitts (tribute to Matt Davis; 18+). Sun 8/15, 5 PM, Midwest Blue, Ateriavia, Why Intercept?, Ryan's Hope; 9 PM, Negligents, Teenage Bottlerocket, Bill the Welder. 773-975-0505 or 800-594-8499.

BRIAN'S CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North, West Chicago: Sat 8/14, 9 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-876-2000.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Sat 8/7, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. Tue 8/10, 7:30 PM, Mr. Brown. Fri 8/13, 8:30 PM, Fade Series. Sat 8/14, 8:30 PM, Salt 'N' Silver. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Jacob Wesley & Band of the Hand. Sat 8/7, 9:30 PM, Hushpuppies. Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Chris Winters Band. Sat 8/14, 9:30 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Brain Regiment, Bipolar Bear. 312-922-6392.

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.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Shindigs. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 8/14, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/7, Fallen Angels. Fri 8/13, Big Breakfast. Sun 8/15, Room for Cream. 773-489-4757.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Wed 8/11, 7:30 PM, Colour, Mandat (all-ages). 847-836-8820.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: Fridays through Thursdays, DJs spin rock, punk, and alternative rock 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. 773-489-0379.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/6, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 8/7, Afrodisiacs. Wednesdays, Blazing Saddles. Thursdays, Spazmatics. Fri 8/13, Leonard Brothers, Charleston Sound Machine. Sat 8/14, "Battle of the Bands" hosted by 94.7 FM. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 8/6, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 8/7, Catfight. Fri 8/13, Michael McDermott. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Gwen Pippen (in the Chaise Lounge). Fri 8/6 and Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Tony Andriacchi. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, and Fridays, 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann (in the Chaise Lounge). Sat 8/7 and Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Charlene Brooks (Barbra Streisand tribute). Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe (in the Chaise Lounge). Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Anthony Fett. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm (in the Chaise Lounge). Thu 8/12, 8 PM, Jen Engstrom (Dorothy Parker tribute). 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 8/8, DJ Danimal. Mon 8/9, DJ Mike B. spins punk. Tue 8/10, Mike Cook. Thu 8/12, Ron Platzer. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Taxi, Rock Star Club, Team Hoss, Paper Bullets. Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Sister Child, Trading Brains, Waste, Lunch (benefit for the American Cancer Society). Tue 8/10, 9 PM, Power Ups, Toy Band. Wed 8/11, 10 PM, Elefant, VHS or Beta, Disc Jockey CB. Thu 8/12, 9 PM, Bible of the Devil, Dutchmen, American Draft. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Emma Blowgun, Carbon Four, National Jet Set, Spread, Enth Degree. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Jesse Malin, Damnwells. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/6, Peg 7. Sat 8/7, Hawnke Funk. Thu 8/12, David Sarkis. Fri 8/13, Jane Doe Band. Sat 8/14, Alex & the All-Stars. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, King Solomon's Grave, Lovehammers, Dan Darrah. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks, 16 Candles. Wed 8/11, 10 PM, Covergurl. Thu 8/12, 10 PM, 16 Candles. Fri 8/13, 10:30 PM, Dave & Rae. Sat 8/14, DJs spin. Sun 8/15, 7 PM, Nuisance, Pimps. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Johnny Letcher, Ascot Fire, Forgotten Four. Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Freaky Deaky, Catfish Jenkins, Pocket, Easy Tiger. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Sumo. Tue 8/10, 8:30 PM, Uneven, Dirty Switch. Wed 8/11, 9:15 PM, Seth, Satellite Thieves. Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Trim, Linus, Onadime, Tyler Hilton. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Mick Farren with Plastic Crimewave Sound (see Spot Check), Civilized Age, Espers, Cherry Blossoms perform at the Million Tongues Festival, with "sideshow performances" by Born Heller, Frankie Delmane, and Lichens. Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Michael Yonkers (see Critic's Choice), Charalambides, Matt Valentine & Erika Elder, P.G. Six perform at the Million Tongues Festival, with "sideshow performances" by Nick Castro and Goldblood. Sun 8/8, 9:30 PM, Simon Finn, Six Organs of Admittance (see Critic's Choice), Chris Corsano & Paul Flaherty, Fursaxa perform at the Million Tongues Festival, with "sideshow performances" by Tom Carter, M.V. Carbon, and Davenport. Mon 8/9, 9:30 PM, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Galactic Inmate, Rotgut, Leroy Fix (no cover). Thu 8/12, 9:30 PM, Mae Shi (see Spot Check), Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Rapider Than Horsepower, Reverend Michael Flavor. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Treologic, Ang13 with AAA Battery, Bad News Jones, Primeridian, Orquesta Ranura, the Graduate with Atma (benefit for the Cooperative Image Group). Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Erase Errata, Ponys, Tyrades. Sun 8/15, 9 PM, DJ B, the Mayor, DJ Mary Nisi, Very Moonlight (benefit for the Pink Bloque). 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/7, Franklin's Band. Sat 8/14, Mr. Clean. 847-516-0300.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Jack the Lad. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS PIZZA LOUNGE 2801 W. Chicago: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Robert Rial's Bakelite 78. 773-862-2834.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Eric Jackson with Sean Yeager. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Tracy Beck, Sophie Hall, Prom Dates. Sat 8/14, 8:30 PM, I Need Sleep. 630-922-9821.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Queers, Ten Foot Pole, Gamits. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Cougars, Just a Fire, Bullet Train to Vegas. Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Burning Down, Low Chain, For This I Have Fallen (benefit for Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue). Wed 8/11, 8 PM, Telenovela, Princess, Secrets of Stylish Women. Thu 8/12, 8 PM, Low Skies, Tenki, Fangs. Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Erase Errata, Mahjongg. Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Mike Park, Please Please Wait, Wanamaker, Sanawon. Sun 8/15, 8 PM, Year Future, Wizards, Starvations, Wolf & Cub. 773-486-2700 or 800-594-8499.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, C.O. Jones, Bucketshop. Sat 8/7, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Wed 8/11, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Sean Archer, Jen Chada, Anne DeLangis, and Alyssa Cornett. Thu 8/12, 9 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band, Jimbo Delta. Fri 8/13, 9:30 PM, Gary U.S. Bonds, Harper. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Those Darn Accordions. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 8/6, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/6, Michael Plishka hosts the "Songsalive!" showcase, with Shelley Miller, Bruce T. Holmes, Sandy Andina, Ben Brittsan & Seth August. 773-489-5471.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Duenow performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Jack Straw, Kevin Rosen. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Pure Temptation. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Cody Diekoff. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Aquadora, Starlike Collision, Expatriates. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Star Devils, Cap Gun Cowboys, Leslie Smith Combo. Thu 8/12, 9 PM, Tommy Rocks, Underbelly, Talman Project. Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Deal's Gone Bad, Drastics, Westbound Train. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Kevin Lee, Pistoleros, Andy Hersey. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 8/11, Carl Harris performs at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, the Judy Green, Kelli Hicks. Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Bitter Tears, May or May Not. Sat 8/14, 9 PM, the Flesh, Life During Wartime DJs. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Rhino, Public Display of Funk. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Locals, Commodes. Fri 8/13, 9:30 PM, Mai Thai Alibi, Vandalays, Brill Babies. Sat 8/14, 9:30 PM, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls, James & the Vanderbeeks. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Cibelle (see Critic's Choice), Scottinho & Cash. Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Amp Fiddler, Peven Everett, DJ Chavez. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Black Mengele. Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Spizm, Hanabi. Tue 8/10, 9:30 PM, No Doctors, Panicsville, Lionheart Mirth. 773-772-9970.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 8/11, 9 PM, Jerry Jeff Walker. Thu 8/12, 7 PM, Hanson, Ingram Hill, Michael Tolcher (sold out). Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Bowling for Soup, Junior Varsity, Mayfield (all-ages). Sat 8/14, 6:15 PM, Sick of It All, Terror, Time in Malta, Champion (all-ages). Sun 8/15, 9 PM, Heart, Anne McCue (sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 8/14, 9 PM, Paramours, Nitrous Foxide & others perform at "Divas of Chicago Rock" battle of the bands, with a Girls Rock Raffle. 312-337-3486.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, Drew Scott (acoustic). 773-477-3330.

KITTY MOON 6237 N. Clark: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Cynthia Mallard & Steven Broemly perform "Cabaret Art Songs." Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Kitty Moon Trio. 312-927-5844.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. 773-384-1040.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Revolver. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, the Wes Hollywood Show, Handcuffs, Stall. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, 1977 Punk Tour Tribute with London Calling (Clash tribute) and All Mods Conned (Jam tribute). Tue 8/10, 8:30 PM, Fatty Arbuckle's Spectacular Musical Revue with John Fournier, Robbie Fulks, Carol Kagy, Amy Warren & others. Thu 8/12, 9 PM, Pill Face Jones, Goldman, Tony Piscotti. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Tea Leaf Green, Fareed Haque Group. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/6, 6:30 PM, Inept, Reforma, Until Sundown, Flossmor (all-ages). Mon 8/9, 7:30 PM, Mutual Admiration Society (see Spot Check), Pete Thomas (all-ages). Thu 8/12, 9 PM, Liftpoint, Chronic Future, Blank Theory, Big Big Shoulders, Dropping Daylight (18+). Fri 8/13, 8:15 PM, Assassins, Webb Brothers, Cisco Pike, Air This Side of Caution, Ness, Criteria (18+). Sat 8/14, 6 PM, the Dog and Everything, Swizzle Tree, Somerset, Straight Out of Junior High, Before I Go (all-ages). Sun 8/15, 6 PM, Fear Factory, Mastodon, Sworn Enemy, Walls of Jericho (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Al Weber; 10 PM, Chasin' Mason. Sat 8/7, 2 PM, Triptones; 4 PM, Mission Creep; 6:30 PM, Betty's Soul; 9 PM, Soulfix. Sun 8/8, noon, Barrelhouse Chuck; 2 PM, Original Rockin' Fenderskirts. 847-362-6688.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Paul McKinney Group. Sun 8/8 and Sun 8/15, 4 PM, Bob Bradley plays piano. 708-366-8073.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Sun 8/8, noon-7 PM, Back Porch Ramblers, Billy Goat Boys, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band, Bluegrass Advocates, David & Marion, Half Day Bluegrass Band, Erin Jordan, Just Another Band, Kelly Kessler, Kristin Shout, Laura & Ben, Naomi Ashley & Ben Benedict, Professor John, Mark Sheehy, John & Ellen Wright (benefit for WLUW 88.7 FM). 773-895-5433.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/6, Some Kind of Jive. Sat 8/7, Smooth as Silk. Wed 8/11, Band of Gypsies. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 8/13, Bert Cattoni. Sat 8/14, Not Them. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/7, Shiba Inu, Power Animal, Vicki. Tue 8/10, Mae Shi (see Spot Check), Black Stool. Wed 8/11, Walkie-Talkies, Input Output, Coltrane Motion. Thu 8/12, Sonny's Reach, Mack Messiah, Casket Life. 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Tue 8/10, 8:30 PM, Ivory Wire (no cover). Fri 8/13, 11 AM, Biff & the Waybacks. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/7, Lubriphonic. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 8/12, 8 PM, Lazy Sunday & Kamika perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Interphase. Tue 8/10, 10 PM, Green Street. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep. Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Soul Pollution, For All I Care, Missile Silo Suite. Sat 8/14, 9:30 PM, Alex Maier, Sons of the Stage. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Phil Vassar. 708-756-0600.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Sat 8/7, 7:30 PM, Lonesome Organist, Plush, Zincs, Slicker, DJ John Hughes, DJ John Dugan (preceded by an exhibition by contributors to Stop Smiling magazine at 5:30 PM). 773-728-6000.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Stellar Road. 708-293-1837.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9 PM. Fri 8/6, Jammers DJ. 847-577-7733.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/6, Unibrow. Sat 8/7, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sun 8/8, Craig Moorefield. Thu 8/12, Flabby Hoffman. Fri 8/13, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 8/14, Loomis, Vamplifier. Sun 8/15, Sunday Night Trio. 773-486-9862.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/6, 7 Deez. Fri 8/13, Libido Funk Circus. 815-477-0340.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginner drum lesson an hour prior to start time). 312-492-6100.

ROLLING LANES 10TH FRAME LOUNGE 6301 Joliet, Countryside: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/6, Incognito. 708-352-7262.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Fri 8/6, 7:30 PM, Abe Quigley (no cover). Fri 8/13, 7:30 PM, Leah Galyean Band (no cover). 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Marah, Fort Ancient. Sun 8/8, 8 PM, Feel, Todd Bowie & the Gracious Brunettes. Mon 8/9, 8 PM, Dan Darrah, Lovehammers, Jen Foster. Wed 8/11, 9 PM, Charlemagne (see Critic's Choice), Rutabega, Oh Yeah. Thu 8/12, 9 PM, Long Distance Runner, Crime & Judy (see Spot Check), Chemistry Set. Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Paul K & the Weathermen, RD Roth & the Issues, John Kruth. Sat 8/14, 7:30 PM, Dresden Dolls, Devotchka (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Archer Prewitt, Satellite 66, Matt Clark. Sun 8/15, 6 PM, Best Defense, Myllhouse, Annie Quick, Facing Forward (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Bad Boys of Metal with Kevin DuBrow, Jani Lane, and Steven Adler. 630-257-6383.

7TH STREET SPACE 106 S. 7th, De Kalb: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/13, Red Pony Clock, Poison Control Center, Metroids. 815-787-3875.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/6, Whiskey Sun, Seventh Heaven. Sat 8/14, Anand Bhatt, Think Pink (Pink Floyd tribute). 630-893-9346.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Thursdays, DJ Aaron Chase. 847-991-2150.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, All Fours, Starrunner, Katie Todd Band. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Latest (see Spot Check), Everyones, Suffrajett, Names. Sun 8/8, 9 PM, Soundframe. Mon 8/9, 9 PM, Velvetron, Rerun. Wed 8/11, 9 PM, Mattoid, Black Giraffe, Autumn-Waking, Dogme 95. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Bound Stems, Van Allen Belt, Favorite Saints, DJ Mother Hubbard. Sat 8/14, 10:30 PM, Fishbone, Punsapaya, Small Change. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Paul Stauffer, Alli Collis, Joe Goodkin, Matt Wolf. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Al Rose, Sandman, Joe Hart, Mike Mangione. Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Kate Klim, Zebulun. Tue 8/10, 8 PM, Amy Loftus, Mary Mulliken. Thu 8/12, 6:30 PM, McGowan Southworth, Lanky, Jonathan Byrd. Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Bucky Halker, Danny Santos, Kelley Clute. Sun 8/15, 8 PM, Patsy O'Brien. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/6, Heavy Mental, Everyday Celebrity. Sat 8/7, Necrofilicons, Nuke & the Living Dead, Immaculate Deceptions. Sun 8/8, Gong Show Karaoke. Thursdays, 8 PM, band demo showcase hosted by Jamie Duffy & Ray Baltic (bands may bring in recordings; no cover). Fri 8/13, Goats, Almost Rosario. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Heather Horton. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 10 PM, Jen Porter's 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 8/6, Fabulous Janes. Sat 8/7, Seventh Heaven. Thu 8/12, Silent 8, Raw Materials. Fri 8/13, Mike & Joe. Sat 8/14, Second Opinion. 630-264-2739.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 8/6, 8 PM, Scarecrow Garden, Brian Whitman, Daze. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Ryan's Hope, Article 57, My Big Beautiful, Hidden Wall of Machine Guns. 630-221-0667.

Hip-Hop

Clubs

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Sun 8/8, 9 PM, 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Thaione Davis, Iomos Marad. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Thu 8/12, 10 PM, Linc, Dynamic Vibrations, Cetore X Plosives, Woodwirx, DJ Hammurabi. Sat 8/14, 9:45 PM, Tabakin, Contriband, Signified Sound System. 773-549-5549.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 8/8, 9 PM, A8 pro hip-hop showcase. Tue 8/10, 9 PM, Smokee Basement, Lost One, Vyle, Gingarte Capoeira, DJ Striz. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Mr. Cheeks, Pete Rock (see Critic's Choice), Truth Hurts (18+). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/7, 10 PM, MC Anacron, DJ Pier Novikov perform at the "Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo" break-dance contest (18+). Sat 8/14, 11 PM, MF Doom, Gunkhole, Pugslee Atomz, Intel with live art performances by Jim Mahfood, Jose Garibaldi, Dave Crosland, and Mike Bianco (18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Sat 8/7, 11 PM, Babble, Longshot, Seal. 773-764-8900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Longshot, Small Change, Qualo, Conglomeration. Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah host an open mike for MCs. 773-489-0011.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Procussions, Edan, Insight, Time Machine. 773-525-2508.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 8/13, 8 PM, N Visible Man, Funk Brothers, Network Crew, Bosco, Denim, Lowdown, East Section, Ryne Pineda & Choi. 630-221-0667.

XAVIER'S CLUB 4500 S. Western: Tuesdays, 8 PM, K-SO G hosts "Impact Night" spoken-word and slam showcase, with a hip-hop DJ between and after sets. 773-376-1992.

Dance

TERI BRISTOL, PSYCHO BITCH spin at Chicago SummerDance. Wed 8/11, 6:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RABBIT IN THE MOON, DJ SWAMP, REID SPEED, GRAYAREA, TERRY MULLAN, DJ CHIP, DJ SKIP with Shella, Bryan Jones, Granite & Phunk, Synthique, Benz & Andrew Phelan, Radiohiro & DJ Warp, Jes One, Bucky Fargo, Chris Grant, Frank Solano, Liquid G-Zus & others; 18+. Sat 8/7, 8 PM-3 AM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. www.flavourchicago.com.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-227-6859.

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). Second Wednesday of every month, midnight, Greg Haus spins music from the UK. 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. Mondays, John Simmons & Bjak spin at Soul Foundation with weekly guests (no cover). Wednesdays, Daniel Mnookin, Brian Ffar, Hipolito Sanchez & Nate Manic spin techno, industrial, new wave, and house (no cover). Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, reggae, and old school. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, Tobias & Trancid spin electro and old school. 773-235-9100.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Saturdays, 11 PM, Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10:30 PM, Chris Gin. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Abell, DJ Bliss, Dino G spin in the main room; DJ Izzi spins hip-hop in the back room. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins in the main room; DJs Izzi & Adibwoy spin hip-hop and house in the back room. Wednesdays, Christopher Paul spins lounge house. Thursdays, DJ Dennis spins hip-hop and house. 773-477-3661.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop. 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.

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

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, John Simmons spins reggae & dub, Brazilian beats, downtempo, and deep house (no cover). Saturdays and Wednesdays, DJ Ish. Tuesdays, John Simmons spins downtempo, neosoul, and deep house (no cover). 773-528-2220.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nathan Scott. Sun 8/8, Roland Belmares. Thursdays, Marc Ryan, Alex Peace, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Andrew Vonn. Sun 8/15, Teri Bristol. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Freddie O spins hits of the 90s (no cover). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Abell spins hip-hop and house. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 8/9, Vir Unis (live), David Siska, Matt MacQueen, DJ M50. 773-489-6457.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: No cover. Fri 8/6, 10 PM-2 AM, Stephen P & the Greg spin deep house. Sat 8/7, 10 PM-3 AM, Red Lox & Slacky J spin reggae and dub. Sun 8/8, 8 PM-2 AM, Jason Mojica & John Dugan spin at a party hosted by online magazine The Modernist. Mondays, 10 PM-2 AM, Brian Jones spins music from the 70s and 80s. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ I-Ron & DJ Alo spin hip-hop with weekly guests. Thu 8/12, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Ethan & Fred spin garage, soul, and Britpop. Fri 8/13, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ 4BZ, A Guy Called Gary, DJ Hide & Brian Borden spin at "Sunny Side Up," hosted by Mwelwa. Sat 8/14, 10 PM-3 AM, Bear Who? & the Pamp spin hip-hop, neosoul, and Latin grooves, with DJ Sheik. 773-276-1411.

DOOR 21 151 W. Ohio: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Boolumaster spins hip-hop, old school, and reggae. 312-458-9079.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. 847-516-0300.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Pascal & Jeff Moyer. Saturdays, Jeff Moyer. Sundays, DJ Sergio spins new wave and Britpop. Mondays, DJ Mohawk Sam & Joe P. spin punk. Tuesdays, DJ Fat Arnold & Joe P. spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Andy. Thursdays, DJ Pascal spins industrial. 773-395-2700.

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, house, reggae, R&B, and dancehall. 312-666-1695.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 8/6, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Joe Gauthreaux. Sat 8/7, noon, DJ Jeremy; 3 PM, Joe Gauthreaux; 6 PM, Ralphi Rosario; 9 PM, Chris Eterno & Greg Drescher. Saturdays, 10:30 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 8/8, noon, DJ Laura B.; 3 PM, Chris Eterno & Greg Drescher; 6 PM, Ralphi Rosario & DJ Abel spin outdoors at Cornelia & Halsted until 9 PM and inside the club from 9 PM until 5 AM. Sundays, 7 PM, Teri Yaki hosts karaoke. Mondays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. Tuesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Greg Drescher. Fri 8/13, 10 PM-4 AM, Hex Hector. 773-975-9244.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Sundays, DJs spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-477-3330.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Second Friday of every month, Trancid & Tobias spin at "No Labels, Please" (no cover). 773-772-3355.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (3 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Saturdays, Sunset Trip with DJs Mel Hammond & Dave Rabdel. 773-665-7885.

LENNOX LOUNGE 3032 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, Droots, Rik Shaw & Stranjah spin

reggae, dancehall, and dub. 773-281-9900.

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 Dread Scott. 773-665-1110.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/7, 10 PM, MC Anacron, DJ Pier Novikov perform at the "Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo" break-dance contest (18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/6, Bear Who?, Aventura. Saturdays, DJ Shaun T. & DJ Fathom spin hip-hop, R&B, house, and funk. 312-828-9000.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, DJ White Russian. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Brian Borden spins house, jazz, and disco. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, DJ Teebot spins hip-hop, R&B, dancehall, downtempo, funk, and house. Sat 8/14, 9 PM, DJ V. 773-764-8900.

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 electro, rhythmic noise, industrial, and EBM. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tuesdays, Dave Roberts & Kristine spin shoegazer and Britpop. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 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.

LE PASSAGE 937 N. Rush: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Jernell Geronimo, Vic Trevino. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Vic Trevino, Frankie Rodriguez. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, Nandi Maxx, Vic Trevino. Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Frank Orrall, Jernell Geronimo, Vic Trevino. 312-255-0022.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Caliente spins tropical music, with live bands (no cover). Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente & Luis Rivera spin salsa (no cover). 773-772-9333.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Markski, Erik K, Paul Curtis, DJ Inphinity. 312-738-9971.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Sun 8/8, 10 PM, Tony Kasper. Sun 8/15, 10 PM, Koutaro Fukui. 773-276-7036.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/6, Raoul Belmans, Dayhota. Sat 8/7, Kenny Dixon Jr. (see Critic's Choice), Theo Parrish, Rick Wilhite, Marcellus Pittman. Sundays, DJ Madd Crates spins underground hip-hop, breaks, reggae, and old-school jams. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, new wave, and alternative. Thu 8/12, Carlos D, Luke & Mattie, Brad Owen. Fri 8/13, DJ Heather, Karl Almaria. Sat 8/14, Colette, Frique. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rik Shaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ Courtland hosts guest DJs for the "Supreme Court Hearings." Wed 8/11, DJ Warp & Radiohiro spin African and global grooves. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Telefon Tel Aviv, Slicker, Shin Tasaki. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/6, Dean Coleman, Dimitri Lovebone, Keith Lotta, Ralph Daniels, John Grammatis. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23, Jay Prasad. Thu 8/12, Lady Miss Kier, Larry Tee. Fri 8/13, Matt Darey. 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 Terp. 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 8/7, Mindbender, Kulprit, Nate Manic, Spank, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, MF, Vijay, Renan, 40 Oz. Sat 8/14, Noisia. 773-388-0185.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: 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, 9 PM-1:30 AM, David Chavez, Cordell Johnson & Caswell James spin deep house, Staxx. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, J-Biz & Spinello. Sundays, DJ Rich Rock. Mondays, DJ Dan Ryan. 773-227-4906.

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, Frankie J, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez, DJ Green Eyes, DJ Juan Predator spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Goose, DJ Boogieman, Jay Funk. 312-491-9729.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. 847-969-1602.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/6, Johnny Fiasco, Jason Jinx, Pat Nice, Andrew Emil, Sativa, Jay Funk, Jon Huang, Carla Starla, Martin_Stoy, JJJ, Nick Stique, DJ Marshall. Sat 8/7, Tod Miner, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 8/13, Lady D, Jamie Principle, DJ Alena, 8FatFat8, Sativa, Jay Funk, Jon Huang, Lee Foss, Mayhem, Nate "Gonzo" Ganz, Alex Zelenka, Edmund on Sax, Abducted. Sat 8/14, DJ Apocalypse. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, D Double J, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Night, DJ Angel, Hollywood Bob. Saturdays, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Brett Lee, Hollywood Bob, DJ Angel, D Double J. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

ANNE-MARIE AKIN Free concert. Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

STEVE AZAR Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois, Rte. 53, Lisle. 630-719-2465 or 800-511-1552.

AL DAY TRIO, JOHN HASBROUCK Sat 8/14, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

SUSIE DOBBS & THE WAY OUT WEST BAND Fri 8/6, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES, KELLER WILLIAMS, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND All-ages. Thu 8/12, 6:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

HILLBILLY WINOS Free concert. Sun 8/8, 5:30 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

DONNA MEYER Sat 8/14, 7 PM, Acoustic Music Gallery, United Church of Christ, 15 W 100 Plainfield, Burr Ridge. 630-654-4544.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC SING-ALONG Sun 8/15, 1:30 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

OUTLAW FAMILY BAND Free concert. Sun 8/8, noon, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

SANNA & MARS LONGDEN Free concert with folk dancing. Thu 8/12, 6 PM, Bank One Plaza, Davis & Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

STEPHIE & THE BOYZ perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Mon 8/9, 8 PM, Bethany United Church of Christ, 4250 N. Paulina. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

UP TO MISCHIEF performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Tom Senior. Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

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.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Twang Night hosted by Chuck Pinney, with music by Chuck's Wagon. 773-395-3002.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Saturdays, 9 AM, song circle. 708-386-6927.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 8/9, 7:30 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 8/11, James Porter spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

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

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/6, Ceili Mor. Sat 8/7, Velvet Green. Fri 8/13, Ploughboys. Sat 8/14, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. 773-282-7035.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 8/7, Roy Book Binder. 219-464-4700.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Fonnmohr. 773-465-8005.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Larkins. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Phil Vassar. 312-337-3486.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 6 PM, Irish session with John Daly (no cover). Mon 8/9, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). Wed 8/11, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). 773-404-9494.

METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY 1039 W. Granville: Sundays, 6 PM, Tangleweed. 773-764-0400.

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

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Sun 8/8, noon-7 PM, Back Porch Ramblers, Billy Goat Boys, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band, Bluegrass Advocates, David & Marion, Half Day Bluegrass Band, Erin Jordan, Just Another Band, Kelly Kessler, Kristin Shout, Laura & Ben, Naomi Ashley & Ben Benedict, Professor John, Mark Sheehy, John & Ellen Wright (benefit for WLUW 88.7 FM). 773-895-5433.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9 PM. Fri 8/13, Finbar Fagan. 847-577-7733.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tue 8/10, 8:30 PM, Back Porch Ramblers (no cover). 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 8/10, 8 PM, Anne-Marie Akin Band, Honky Tonk Angels Ensemble. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 8/6, 8:15 PM, Eric Noden & Joe Filisko. Sat 8/7, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 8/13, 8:15 PM, Art Lang & Cathy Ciolac. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

DIAMOND JIM GREENE Free concert. Sun 8/8, 3:30 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

LUNA BLUES MACHINE Free concert. Fri 8/13, 12:15 PM, Millennium Monument, Michigan & Randolph. 312-744-6630.

Morgan Park Roots 28th Annual Homecoming See Fairs & Festivals.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 8/6, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Sat 8/7, Joan Baby. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/6, Sat 8/7, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/10, Vino Louden Band with Big Time Sarah. Wed 8/11, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Fri 8/13, Sat 8/14, and Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/6, Sat 8/7, Sundays, and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 8/10, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, Linsey Alexander Band. 312-661-0100.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/6, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sat 8/7, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 8/8, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Mon 8/9, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Tue 8/10, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Wed 8/11, Pistol Pete. Thu 8/12, Quintus McCormick. Fri 8/13, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 8/14, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 8/15, 4:30 PM, Jimmy Burns; 8:30 PM, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, L.T. McGee & the Homewreckers. Thursdays, 8 PM, and Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Big D & His Band. Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Pete Allen. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Scotty & 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 8/6, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9 PM, E.C. Scott, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 8/7, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Hubert Sumlin, Nick Moss. Sun 8/8, Dave Specter. Mon 8/9, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 8/10, Lurrie Bell. Wed 8/11, Carl Weathersby. Thu 8/12, Mem Shannon & the Membership. Fri 8/13, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks, Joel Paterson. Sat 8/14, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Magic Slim, Teeny Tucker Band. Sun 8/15, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CASHMOE & PHIL'S 3513 W. Madison: Saturdays, 11 PM, Bobby "Slim" James with Joann Graham. 773-936-8550.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Fri 8/6, 9:30 PM, Madman Trio. 708-771-2123.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 8 PM. Fridays, Motor City Josh. 630-325-0780.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with Eric Lauren. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Devil Ether. Thursdays, open jam with Scott Madden. 773-685-8083.

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 8/7, 9 PM, Downtown Charlie Brown. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30). 630-416-4898.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Vida Blues. 773-525-7313.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 8/7, Buzz Kilman & the Blues Rocket Scientists with Pat Smillie. Tue 8/10, Marty Sammon. Thu 8/12, Lenny Spatafore hosts the blues jam. Sat 8/14, Jimmy Burns Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 8/11, 9 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/6 and Sat 8/7, Chicago Red Hots. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/10, Joe Moss Band. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, No Mercy Band. Sun 8/15, Jimmy Burns. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Sundays, 7-11 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 708-647-6519.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Les Getrex & Creole Cookin'. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/6 and Sat 8/7, Son Seals. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Les Getrex, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, Mem Shannon & the Membership. 773-477-4646.

MR. BILL'S 1246 W. 127th, Calumet Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Howard Scott & the World Band. 708-388-9760.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 708-366-8073.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Sun 8/15, 7:30 PM, James Nu'Tall & Co. 773-764-8900.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/14, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 773-252-1155.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/7, 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 8/12, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Sat 8/7, Detroit Reid & the Odometers. Thu 8/12, Scott Nev & In the Pocket. 847-243-3700.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 8/7, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners with Fiddlin' Andy. Wed 8/11, Nuwki Nu. Sat 8/14, Joanna Connor. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/6 and Sat 8/7, Linsey Alexander. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, Voodoo Jones. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson & friends. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Fri 8/6, 9:30 PM, Lurrie Bell Band. Sat 8/7, 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson. 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 Manguillo. Fri 8/13, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, J.B. Ritchie. 630-393-2300.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/8, Quintus McCormick. Tue 8/10, Dave Specter. Thu 8/12, Linsey Alexander. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 8/6, JoAnne Graham. Sat 8/7, Andre Taylor. Fri 8/13, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 8/14, Tenry Johns. 847-991-2150.

TIME-OUT LOUNGE 8216 S. Vincennes: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Eric Davis & His New School Blues Band. 773-224-8430.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 8/6, 8:15 PM, Eric Noden & Joe Filisko. 630-969-9720.

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Sat 8/14, 9 PM, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 815-337-3663.

Jazz

Concerts

BOPOLOGY Free concert. Sun 8/15, 2 PM, Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina. 773-262-6737.

MWATA BOWDEN & KHARI B. Free concert. Tue 8/10, 12:15 PM, Millennium Monument, Michigan & Randolph. 312-744-6630.

PETER CALLAWAY Free concert. Fri 8/6, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

ALAN GRESIK'S SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Fri 8/6, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 8/13, 7:30 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-742-7572.

JAZZ HERITAGE FEST See Fairs & Festivals.

HENRY JOHNSON ORGAN EXPRESS with Bobby Watson. Thu 8/12, 6 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

JEFF PARKER TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/10, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

Rogers Park Jazz Series See Fairs & Festivals.

SUENOS Free concert. Sun 8/8, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

TRIO MARE Thu 8/12, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

YORKVILLE BIG BAND Free concert. Thu 8/12, noon, Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Sat 8/7, 6 and 9:30 PM, April Aloisio, Alexandra Billings, Katherine Davis, Eugenia Elliott, Beaky Johnston, Martha Lorin, Susan May, Joanie Pallatto, Linda Tate perform with Bobby Schiff, Sparrow, Dan Shapera, and Michael Raynor as part of the 7th annual Women of Southport Festival, Martin Bany River North 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, Bobby Lewis/Jim Ryan Quintet; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Rich Moore & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. 312-642-6805.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/6 and Sat 8/7, System 7. Sun 8/8 through Sat 8/14, Bobby Lewis. Sun 8/15, Cathy Davis. 312-751-2433.

BANDERA 535 N. Michigan: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamik & Mark Beringer. 312-644-3524.

BASTA PASTA 6733 N. Olmsted: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Scott Earl Holman & Frank Portolese (no cover). 773-763-0667.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 8/6, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM; all-ages. Fri 8/6, Raymond MacDonald with Liz Payne & Ben Vida. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Klaas Heckman with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jim Baker, and Michael Zerang. Sat 8/14, 9 PM, Eric Glick Rieman. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Thursdays, 8 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, and Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/6, Mark Colby Duo. Fri 8/13, Grasslands Light. 630-584-2100.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/6, Ken Shiokawa Trio. Sat 8/14, Quartet Blue. 773-489-4757.

CHICAGO BEACH CAFE Theater on the Lake, Fullerton & Lake Shore Dr.: Sundays, 1 PM, Tony Morrison Quartet. 773-404-3600.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays and Wednesdays; no cover. Fri 8/6, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 8/7, Ed Coward Trio. Tue 8/10, Dave Allen. Wed 8/11, Dan Myers. Thu 8/12, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Vince Willis; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Saturdays, 11:30 AM-3:30 PM, Sami Scot. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Colleen McNabb & Tom Muellner. Mondays, 7 PM, Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Colleen McNabb, Tom Muellner, and Bill Klewitz. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. 312-932-4623.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Sun 8/8, 9 PM, Martha Lorin. Wed 8/11, 8 PM, Yoko Noge. 773-278-1830.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Wednesdays, 5 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover); 8 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quartet. 847-394-3090.

LA DONNA 5146 N. Clark: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Joanna Ashley & John Beard. 773-561-9400.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sundays, 5 PM, Jazz Explosion. 773-488-1000.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 8/10, 9:30 PM, Dragons 1976. Wed 8/11, 9:30 PM, Flockterkit. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music on the deck at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/6, Airborne. Sat 8/7, Matt Erion Trio. Fri 8/13, Mike Louie Trio. Sat 8/14, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-377-9222.

ETA SQUARE 7558 S. South Chicago: Mon 8/9, 7 PM, Roxanne Stevenson. 773-752-3955.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/8, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. Sun 8/15, 6 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Orchestra. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Eldee Young Trio. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Marshall Vente/Eldee Young Trio. 773-725-1300.

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

GIBSON'S 5464 River Rd., Rosemont: No cover. Sundays and Tuesdays, 5 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover). 847-928-9900.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 8/15, 2 PM, Franz Jackson & friends with Tom Bartlett, Art Davis, Jack Bergman, Wilson McKindra, and Isham Jones. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 8/7, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Jerry DeVivo Band. Sun 8/8, 8 PM, Johnny Gabor Trio with Connie Marshall (no cover); 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, Edgar Marroquin, Luis Rivera & Carlos Latalladi spin mambo, salsa, cha-cha, bachata, and merengue. 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 8/6, 9 PM, and Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Wil Blades Organ Quartet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/8 and Sun 8/15, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 8/9, 9 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 8/11, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, and Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Curtis Stigers. Sat 8/14, 2 PM, Bloom School of Jazz. 773-878-5552.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Bar with beer garden. Mondays, 9 PM, Louis Stockwell Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-486-1512.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 8/9, 9:30 PM, Second Class Citizens. Thursdays, 9:45 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 8/13, 6:30 PM, Hot Club Sandwich. 773-227-4433.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the salon and bar; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Thursdays, 8 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamik & Paul Martin. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Sun 8/8, 9:30 PM, Triage. 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 8/6 through Sun 8/8, Charles McPherson (see Critic's Choice) with the Ron Perrillo Trio. Tue 8/10 through Sun 8/15, Lou Donaldson Quartet with Dr. Lonnie Smith. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music after 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Mondays through Thursdays, and 4 PM Sundays. Wednesdays, John Kattke Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Soulio. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman. 773-348-7592.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Mon 8/9, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto & John Beard. 773-989-5674.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (3 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Wednesdays, Fat Boy Clark. 773-665-7885.

MARK ANTHONY'S 155 N. Aberdeen: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-421-3477.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, 6 PM, Around 3. 312-828-9000.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Fri 8/6, 9:30 PM, Nightscape. Sat 8/14, 10:30 PM, AVJ Project. 708-366-8073.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 8/10, Tony Alvarez. 630-688-8866.

NEGRO LEAGUE CAFE 301 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 8 PM, Greg Vazquez Trio. 773-536-7000.

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

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7:30 PM. Sundays, Professor John Duo. Mondays, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tuesdays, Larry Luchowski. Wed 8/11, Paulinho Garcia. Thu 8/12, Kelly Brand. 312-787-9596.

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

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 630-782-9091.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/6, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 8/13, Juli Wood Quartet. Sat 8/14, Scott Stevenson Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 8/6, BS Brass Band. Mondays, Joan Hickey Trio. Tue 8/10, Dan Trudell Trio. Wed 8/11, Birdwatch. Fri 8/13, Scott Stevenson Quartet. Sat 8/14, Dave Specter Organ Trio. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Wed 8/11, 7:30 PM, Libby York & Tom Muellner. 708-848-4250.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/6, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 8/7, BMR4. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn (no cover). Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Wednesdays, Jeannie Tanner & Ryan Cohan, Andy Distel Trio. Thursdays, Frank Russell Trio. Fri 8/13, Dan Kaufman Trio. Sat 8/14, Dan Kaufman Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Mark Madsen (no cover). 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 8/10, Carl Leukaufe, Grant Strombeck, Dan Shapera & Brian O'Hern. 773-276-9730.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Thu 8/12, 11 PM, Jeff Parker, Jason Ajemian & Nori Tanaka. 773-276-7036.

SALA CAFE 4202 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 8 PM, Around 3. 312-804-1846.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/15, BMR4. 312-527-2722.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 8/7, Bill Peterson & Dan Delorenzo. Sun 8/8, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. Sat 8/14, John Wright Duo. Sun 8/15, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia. 312-787-9596.

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

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: Thu 8/12, 9:30 PM, Jon Mueller/Bhob Rainey/Jim Schoenecker Trio (see Critic's Choice), Fred Lonberg-Holm/Lou Mallozzi/Klaas Hekman Trio. 773-862-3616.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Lorna Boston Band hosts the pro jam, Lorna Boston. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/6, Jarrod Harris. Sat 8/7, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 8/13, Triage. Sat 8/14, Jeff Marx Trio. 312-791-9050.

ZZA ZZO 551 N. Ogden: Saturdays, 10 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet with John Kregor, Alex Bednarke, and Dave Beegan. 312-733-9000.

Experimental

Clubs

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Sun 8/15, 8 PM, Hilltop Distillery, Aperiodic perform as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase. 773-281-4444.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Mick Farren with Plastic Crimewave Sound (see Spot Check), Civilized Age, Espers, Cherry Blossoms perform at the Million Tongues Festival, with "sideshow performances" by Born Heller, Frankie Delmane, and Lichens. Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Michael Yonkers (see Critic's Choice), Charalambides, Matt Valentine & Erika Elder, P.G. Six perform at the Million Tongues Festival, with "sideshow performances" by Nick Castro and Goldblood. Sun 8/8, 9:30 PM, Simon Finn, Six Organs of Admittance (see Critic's Choice), Chris Corsano & Paul Flaherty, Fursaxa perform at the Million Tongues Festival, with "sideshow performances" by Tom Carter, M.V. Carbon, and Davenport. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

International

Concerts

JIMMY BOSCH performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Sat 8/14, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

JIMMY BOSCH'S SALSA DURA Sun 8/15, 3 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NICOLAE FERARU'S GYPSY ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Thu 8/12, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RALPH IRIZARRY & SON CAFE perform at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Fri 8/13, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

NEIL SEDAKA, KLEZMATICS See Critic's Choice on the Klezmatics. Wed 8/11, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Belly dancing show with Khazna at 10:30 PM and 12:30 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmour performs Turkish music (with a belly dancing show). 773-506-2233.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 8/8, 8 PM, Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz. 773-245-0399.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Thu 8/12, 7:30 PM, Jorge From Yard. 847-836-8820.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, DJs spin Latin music. 847-516-0300.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 8/6, Hydro. Sat 8/7, Sun 8/8, and Wed 8/11, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Cibelle (see Critic's Choice), Scottinho & Cash. Sat 8/14, 10:30 PM, Ralph Irizarry & Son Cafe, Jimmy Bosch. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Casolando. 773-348-7592.

KHYBER PASS 1031 Lake, Oak Park: Saturdays, 7 PM, Sandalwood Sitar Ensemble. 708-445-9032.

LALO'S 500 N. LaSalle: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Latalladi, DJ Kimani & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical music (no cover). 312-427-2572.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sundays, 11 AM-5 PM, Caribbean Castaways perform at the reggae brunch. 773-384-1040.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Sun 8/8, 7:30 PM, Ydnac performs Haitian roots music. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae. Thu 8/12, 8 PM, Zutano. 773-764-8900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 8/7, 1 AM, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sundays, midnight, Papa G spins reggae. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba (with dance lessons). 773-489-0011.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Sat 8/7, Angel Melendez Band. 847-328-0399.

SALUD TEQUILA LOUNGE 1471 N. Milwaukee: Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Mariachi Tururu performs at the first annual "Fiesta de Tequila" (no cover). 773-276-7582.

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

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Charly & Jr. Lopez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Tue 8/10, 9:30 PM, Verdad Oculta. Thursdays, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata. 847-969-1602.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/6, Ark Band. Sat 8/7, Carl Brown, Zeleke. Sun 8/8, Yellowman. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, Wicked Face & Shock Wave spin dancehall. Fri 8/13, Sata, Indika. Sat 8/14, Westbound Train, New Flavor. Sundays, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

ZHAVAGO 9925 Gross Point Rd., Skokie: Restaurant. Thu 8/12, 7:30 PM, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band performs at a dinner dance. 847-982-1400.

Classical

BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA Keith Lockhart conducts a pops program of Broadway music. Thu 8/12, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 8/11, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS SIXTH ANNUAL SUMMER OPERA Francesco Milioto conducts Ravel's The Bewitched Child & Satie's Genevieve de Brabant. Fri 8/6 and Tue 8/10, 7 PM (free admission; advance tickets required), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Sat 8/7, 7 PM (free admission), Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento. 312-744-6630. Sun 8/8, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 8/6, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Mozart, Lieberson, Dvorak). Sat 8/7, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Hailstork, Mozart, Dvorak). Sun 8/8, 7 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with cellist Lynn Harrell (Barber, Mozart, Dvorak). See Critic's Choice. Harrell performs a solo "postlude" concert in Ravinia's Martin Theatre at approximately 9:30 PM. 847-266-5100.

CHICAGO VIRTUOSI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with violinist Iordanka Kissiova & the Crystal Lake Dance Company in a program of compositions by Michael J. Karasis. Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 815-338-3200.

CHRISTINE CHUNG, CHARLIE VINZ, NANDINI KHAUND, FATEN KANAAN, CLARA ALCOTT, KIMI PRYOR & MIN SONG soprano, violin & pianos, with others. Wed 8/11, 8 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee (second floor). 773-342-4597.

WYLIE CRAWFORD carillon. Sun 8/15, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

LUIS ANTONIO GALVEZ-ALCANTARA tenor, with pianist Stuart Leitch in a free concert (Mozart, Thompson, Morales, Shannon). Sun 8/8, 3 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 847-673-0724 or 773-327-8103.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan: Fri 8/6, 6:30 PM, and Sat 8/7, 7:30 PM, Sebastian Weigle, conductor (Rossini, Corigliano, Dvorak). Wed 8/11, 6:30 PM, Josephine Lee, conductor, with vocalists Doug LaBreque, Christiane Noll & Debbie Gravatte in a program of Broadway music. Fri 8/13, 6:30 PM, and Sat 8/14, 7:30 PM, Christopher Bell, conductor, with percussionist Colin Currie, bass-baritone Nathan Berg & the National Collegiate Chorale of Scotland (Corigliano, MacMillan, Walton). 312-742-4763.

ANTHONY DEAN GRIFFEY & MARGO GARRETT tenor & piano, with string quartet (Bridge, Griffes, Barber, Vaughan Williams, traditional). Mon 8/9, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 8/8, 6:15 PM, Melody Jackson Turner. Sun 8/15, 4 PM, Karen Beaumont. 312-664-6963.

MARK LEE carillon. Sun 8/8, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

STEPHEN MORSCHECK & KAREN EDWARDS bass & piano, in a free concert. Mon 8/9, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHORALE OF SCOTLAND in a free concert (Handel, Musgrave, Lauridsen, Corigliano, Thompson, Rachmaninoff, Doughty, Johnston, traditional). Thu 8/12, 7 PM, Columbus Park Refectory, 571 W. Jackson. 312-742-4763.

MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHORALE OF SCOTLAND in a free concert (Handel, Musgrave, Lauridsen, Corigliano, Thompson, Rachmaninoff, Doughty, Johnston, traditional). Thu 8/12, 7 PM, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. 312-742-4763.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SUMMER SYMPHONY Enrique Vilaseco, conductor, with violinist Carl Johnston in a free concert (Haydn, Mozart, Viotti, Pleyel). Sun 8/8, 3 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8863.

MIYUKI OTANI piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Ravel, Debussy). Wed 8/11, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARK PESKANOV & ANITA WHALEN violin & piano, with members of the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra in an all-Mozart program. Sat 8/14, 2 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sun 8/15, 5 PM, Nicholas McGegan & James Conlon, conductors, with mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, violinist Jesse Mills & Jimmy Bosch's Salsa Dura (Vivaldi/Lederer, Gershwin). 847-266-5100.

RAVINIA STEANS INSTITUTE CHAMBER MUSICIANS perform songs of Charles Ives. Sun 8/15, 1 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RAVINIA STEANS INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS Sat 8/7, 5:45 PM, and Sun 8/8, 4:45 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RUSSIAN SHALOM CHOIR & CHILDREN'S CAMPANELLA CHOIR in a free concert. Fri 8/6, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

BRANT TAYLOR & DEBORAH SOBOL cello & piano, perform music of Bach in a free concert. Tue 8/10, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

THOMAS TUDEK guitar (Mompou, Rodrigo, Duarte, Brouwer). Sat 8/14, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with soprano Sarah Hibbard, baritone Steven Jepson & the Wheaton Symphony Chorus in a program of Lerner & Loewe show music. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Glenbard South High School, Butterfield & Park, Glen Ellyn. 630-790-1430.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Sat 8/7, 8 PM, and Sun 8/8, 3 PM, Gregory Vadja, conductor, with pianist Roberto Prosseda & the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra in an all-Mozart program. Sat 8/14, 8 PM, and Sun 8/15, 3 PM, Mark Peskanov, conductor & violin, with violist Erin Higuchi, violinist Michele Lekas & the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra (Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Sarasate). 815-338-5300.

In-Stores

AUF DER MAUR Fri 8/13, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PAIGE BRUBECK Sat 8/7, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

EMPEROR X See Spot Check. Wed 8/11, 4 PM, Threshold Music, 7901 W. 159th, Tinley Park. 708-429-0220.

DAN ENNIS Fri 8/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

TOM HENRY Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

HOP ON POP Sat 8/14, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

ERIN JORDAN Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660. Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SALLY Fri 8/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

SPOUSE Sun 8/8, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

SUSAN URBAN Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

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.

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Mondays, 7:30 PM, blues jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-546-3314.

AUSTIN'S 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, blues jam hosted by the Bruce Williams Blues Orkestra. 847-549-1972.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan & Don Maloney. 847-381-8585.

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

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, acoustic open mike (no cover). 773-528-7569.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike and show tune sing-along with George Howe. 773-278-1830.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike (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 hosted by Karla. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Jazz Masters host a jazz jam session (no cover). 773-549-5549.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea, with a featured artist at 9 PM (3rd Friday of the month is unplugged). 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Wed 8/11, 9 PM, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike (no cover). 773-929-0944.

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

KAFEIN 1621 Chicago, Evanston: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 847-491-1621.

KITTY MOON 6237 N. Clark: Mon 8/9, 9 PM, open mike for acoustic music, vocalists, spoken word, dance, theater, and comedy. 312-927-5844.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 8/8, open jam with One Da Groove. 773-486-7774.

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.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: 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.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, acoustic open jam hosted by Anto & Tony (21+). 773-281-8188.

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

Fairs & Festivals

BASH ON WABASH Wabash & 14th: Sat 8/14, 3 PM, Winter; 4:30 PM, J. Davis Trio; 6:30 PM, Muck Brothers; 8:30 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Sun 8/15, 11 AM, Deliverance Singers; 1 PM, Erie Street Jazz Band; 3 PM, Charlie Johnson Quartet; 5 PM, Groove featuring Precious Jewel; 7 PM, Funkadesi. 773-665-4682.

CARING FOR KIDS DAY outside Alcock's, 411 S. Wells: Benefit for La Rabida Children's Hospital. Fri 8/6, 3:30-7 PM, N.V.S. 312-922-1778.

ECUADOR FESTIVAL Kimball between Leland & Saint Louis: Sun 8/8, 2 PM, Javier Carrera; 2:30 PM, Tropical Galapagos; 3 PM, Mercedes Reyes; 3:30 PM, Bachata Swing; 4:30 PM, Juventud Tropical; 5:30 PM, Fernando Zumba; 6:30 PM, Benji y Su Merenbanda; 7:30 PM, Lolita Echeveria. 773-267-2314 or 773-463-6774.

EDGEBROOK SUMMER FESTIVAL Devon & Central: Fri 8/6, 11 AM-3 PM, Rerun. 773-775-0378.

GOLD COAST ART FAIR Superior & Huron between Clark & Franklin: Fri 8/6, noon-6 PM, Cirrus Falcon, Russell Donnolen, Malcolm Watson, Ariane Lydon. Sat 8/7 and Sun 8/8, 10 AM-6 PM, Cirrus Falcon, Russell Donnolen, Malcolm Watson, Ariane Lydon, Showtyme Jazz Duo. 847-444-9600.

JAZZ HERITAGE FEST South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.: Sat 8/7, 10 AM-12:30 PM, Kenwood Academy Jazz Band, DeKalb High School Jazz Band, Proviso East High School Jazz Band, Evanston Township High School Jazz Band; 12:30-8:30 PM, Nicholas Payton, Nnenna Freelon, Fernando Jones, Freida Lee, Jose Valdes. Sun 8/8, 12:30-8:30 PM, South Shore Youth Combo Jazz Band, Terisa Griffin, Billy Branch, Two for Brazil, Oscar Brown Jr., Ahmad Jamal. 773-734-2000.

LAFAYETTE PLAZA NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL Vincennes between 70th & 71st: Sat 8/7, noon, Spiderman; 12:30 PM, Black on Black Love; 1:30 PM, Rico; 2 PM, IBU; 4 PM, Hype Parking Jazz Band; 7 PM, Shorty Mack. 773-488-3003.

LILYDALE OLDTIMERS NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th: Sat 8/7, 10 AM, Professor Larry Woods & Ella Spann; 1-5 PM, C-J All Star Revue with Clarence Jasper & Mimi Jackson. 773-568-3097.

MORGAN PARK ROOTS 28TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING Ada Park, 11250 S. Ada: Sat 8/7, noon, Wentworth Church of God in Christ Choir; 1 PM, Crown of Life Church Choir; 1:30 PM, Lenasia Tyson; 2 PM, Mary Glenn; 2:30 PM, Richelda Jones; 3 PM, Mount Joy Church Choir & others; 4:30 PM, Jackie Williams; 6 PM, Angela Bailey. 773-239-0358.

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Halsted between Belmont & Addison: Sat 8/7, 1:30 PM, Mab Lab, Generations; 3 PM, Von Trapp Children, Katie Todd Band, Those Kids; 5 PM, Lynne Jordan, Aaron English, Dylan Rice; 6:30 PM, Spookie Daly Pride, Vanessa Davis Band; 7 PM, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds; 8:30 PM, Pansy Division, Buckwheat Zydeco, Shelby Lynne. Sun 8/8, noon, Ripley Caine, Last of the Showmen; 1:30 PM, Kimi Hayes, Patty Elvis Band, Groovepushers; 3 PM, Jerry DeVivo Band, Frayne; 3:30 PM, Ember Swift; 4:30 PM, Praful, Funkadesi; 5 PM, Melissa Ferrick; 6 PM, Powder; 6:30 PM, P-1, Jinx Titanic; 8 PM, A Flock of Seagulls, Cathy Richardson; 8:30 PM, Lady Miss Kier. 773-868-3010.

PARTY IN THE PARK Memorial Park, La Grange Rd. & Woodlawn, La Grange: Fri 8/6, 5 PM, Off High Road; 7 PM, Michael Heaton, Funk Crusaders; 9 PM, Generations, Mr. Blotto. Sat 8/7, noon, Charleston; 1 PM, Mr. Taps; 2 PM, Paramours; 4 PM, American English (Beatles tribute); 5 PM, Moon River; 6 PM, Kimi Hayes Band; 7 PM, Pepperboy; 9 PM, Smackdown, Prezence. Sun 8/8, 1 PM, Dave Rudolph; 1:30 PM, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine; 3 PM, C.O. Jones, Dave Rudolph; 4 PM, Village Vocal Chords; 5 PM, Blazing Saddles, Piano Man (Elton John/Billy Joel tribute); 7 PM, Howard & the White Boys, Infinity. 773-665-4682.

RETRO ON ROSCOE Roscoe between Damen & Leavitt: Sat 8/14, noon, Jennifer Peterson; 12:15 PM, Mary Macaroni; 12:30 PM, Trim; 1:30 PM, Scales & Tales; 2 PM, Kimi Hayes Band, Antje; 2:15 PM, Siderunners; 4 PM, Waco Brothers, 16 Candles, Ralph Covert; 4:15 PM, Sticky Fingers; 6 PM, Steepwater Band, Hi Infidelity; 6:15 PM, Legendary Shack Shakers; 8 PM, Mr. Blotto, Afrodisiacs; 8:30 PM, Liquid Soul. Sun 8/15, noon, Josh Holmes, Model One; 1:30 PM, Scales & Tales; 1:45 PM, Black Box; 2 PM, Down the Line, Hat Guys; 2:45 PM, Cisco Pike; 3 PM, Ella Jenkins; 4 PM, Quadrophonica, Blazing Saddles, Members Only; 4:30 PM, Justin Roberts; 5:45 PM, Spazmatics; 6 PM, Elevation, Underwater People; 8 PM, Hairbanger's Ball, Mike & Joe, Catfight. 773-665-4682.

ROGERS PARK JAZZ SERIES outside Ennui Cafe, 6981 N. Sheridan: Sat 8/14, noon, DOC Band; 1 PM, Chris Bernhardt & the BMR4; 2:30 PM, BS Brass Band; 4 PM, Holly McGuire & Curtis Robinson; 6 PM, the Business; 8 PM, Jackie Allen. Sun 8/15, noon, Greg Pasenko Trio; 1 PM, Emerge; 2:30 PM, Typhanie Monique Duo & Project; 4 PM, Kick the Cat; 6 PM, Howard Levy Acoustic Express; 8 PM, Chuchito Valdez. 773-973-2233.

ST. JEROME'S CROATIAN FEST St. Jerome Croatian Church, 2823 S. Princeton: Sun 8/15, 10:30 AM-noon, Professional Band of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Band, Saint Lawrence High School Band; noon-10 PM, Mladi Fakini, Becari, Kondra Band, Marijo & Zeljko, Majstori, Split. 312-842-1871.

ST. MICHAEL SUMMERFEST St. Michael Parish, 14327 Highland, Orland Park: Fri 8/13, 9:30 PM, Brother John. Sat 8/14, 7:30 PM, Midlife Crisis; 10 PM, Michael McDermott. Sun 8/15, 2 PM, Ron Smolen Orchestra; 7:30 PM, Sundance. 708-349-0903.

SUMMER FEST WEST Garfield Park, 300 N. Central Park: Sat 8/7, noon, area gospel choirs; 1:50 PM, True Covenant; 2 PM, Ultamaxx; 2:30 PM, Blaq Dawn; 3 PM, Focus; 3:30 PM, Kelly D Productions; 3:50 PM, Lil Butta; 4:50 PM, In-V-Us; 5:10 PM, Kass Entertainment; 5:40 PM, Walkin Sins; 5:50 PM, Ridiculus; 6 PM, Silky Smooth Productions; 6:40 PM, Nova Illa; 6:50 PM, Risque; 7 PM, Color One; 7:10 PM, One Shadow; 7:20 PM, D.P.S.; 7:30 PM, Chasstity; 7:40 PM, Sugar Bear; 7:50 PM, Ace; 8 PM, Nu World; 8:10 PM, Slug Nina; 8:20 PM, D.O.A.; 8:30 PM, C.O.G.; 8:40 PM, Crucial Conflict; 8:50 PM, Jahrista & Tha Swamp Family. 773-533-0900.

TASTE OF SOUTH LOOP Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan: Sat 8/7, 11 AM-4:40 PM, Meisha Herron & Friendz. 312-225-4951.

VEGETARIAN WORLD FEST 205 E. 75th: Sat 8/7, 1-6 PM, Golden Horde, Khari Lemuel, DJ Papa G, DJ Red Lox, DJ Marcus. 773-266-2688.

Miscellaneous

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION with Garrison Keillor & others. Sat 8/14, 4:45 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

TOM CHAPIN Children's concert. Sat 8/7, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Free children's concert. Sun 8/8, 2 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA performs in a "Concert for Young Audiences." Sat 8/7, 11 AM, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois, Rte. 53, Lisle. 630-719-2465 or 800-511-1552.

WEST SIDE MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN'S AID/AUSTIN SPECIAL perform popular songs under the direction of Sandra Stoltz (benefit for programs and services for the developmentally disabled). Fri 8/6, 7 PM, St. Peter's Church, 2805 N. Linder. 773-282-4744.

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