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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ERIC BAILEY performs popular music from the 60s and 70s at the benefit "American Music in Vietnam," which includes a buffet, commentary by author Robert Arnoldt, and a panel discussion by Vietnam veterans. Sun 8/22, 3 PM, courtyard, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, 1801 S. Indiana. 312-326-0270.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY ORCHESTRA perform at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM). Sun 8/22, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BBI, CROSSWIND, MONTERREY Sat 8/14, 11 AM, Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

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. Sat 8/21, 9 AM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BOND, JOSHUA PAYNE Sold out. Tue 8/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BRITBEAT (BEATLES TRIBUTE) Free concert. Tue 8/17, 7 PM, City Park, 275 Parkway, Lincolnshire. 847-444-9600.

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.

CHICAGO CATZ perform at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Fri 8/20, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CORRS, SOPHIE B. HAWKINS Thu 8/19, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CUPCAKE, AFTERTASTE, FALLACY, ROYALE WITH CHEESE, CONSOLATION PRIZE, DROMOPHOBICS, SCHEFLO, A CRUEL REMINDER Fri 8/13, 5:30-11 PM, Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main, Saint Charles. 630-587-8556.

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

STEVE DAWSON & DIANE CHRISTIANSEN Free performance as part of the Interchange Festival (benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois). Fri 8/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BOB DYLAN & WILLIE NELSON, HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN Sun 8/22, 6:30 PM, Coveleski Stadium, 501 W. South St., South Bend, Indiana. 574-235-9988 or 312-559-1212.

ARETHA FRANKLIN Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

HALL & OATES, MICHAEL MCDONALD, AVERAGE WHITE BAND Fri 8/20, 7 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

HELIGOATS, OWEN GRAY Fri 8/20, 9 PM, the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-748-2880.

JAN JAMES, HILLBILLIES FROM SPACE Sun 8/15, 1 PM, Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

SHAWN KLUSH, FABULOUS AMBASSADORS Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 800-511-1551.

CYNDI LAUPER, JENNIFER MARKS Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

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.

KENNY LOGGINS Wed 8/18, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MAKE BELIEVE, SAFETY PIN Sat 8/14, 5 PM, Jinx, 1928 W. Division. 773-645-3667.

MICHAEL MCDERMOTT Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

MODEST MOUSE, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, WALKMEN See Critic's Choice. 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.

CHANTE MOORE, KENNY LATTIMORE Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. www.neosoulexplosion.com.

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.

MOVIN' ON, FLAPJACKS Sun 8/22, 1 PM, Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

MUSIQ Sat 8/21, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

NEVERLY BROTHERS & FULL SERVICE, PAULA MARS & KIMI HAYES DUO Mon 8/16, 1 PM, Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

P-1, HOWARD HEWETT perform in a concert for breast cancer awareness. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie. 312-563-0495.

SUZY PETRI & FRIENDS Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 773-404-8899.

POLYPHONIC SPREE See Spot Check. 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.

JOHN PRINE, LEON REDBONE Wed 8/18, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RAVEN SINGS AGAIN! Benefit for Raven Theatre with music, a silent auction, and a raffle. Sat 8/21, 7:30 PM, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark. 773-338-2177.

JOHNNY RUSSLER & THE BEACH BUM BAND Fri 8/20, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

7DEEZ Free concert. Thu 8/19, noon, Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

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.

ROD STEWART Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

THIRD RAIL BAND, RANKINFYLE, LEFTY COLLINS & NO MERCY BAND Sat 8/21, 11 AM, Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

TOGETHER, THE BUZZ, NEVERLY BROTHERS Fri 8/20, 11 AM, Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

TWIST & SHOUT, AIN'T LYIN', NEVERLY BROTHERS Thu 8/19, 11 AM, Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

DOC WALKER, BIG ROY, NEVERLY BROTHERS Wed 8/18, 11 AM, Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: 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+). Wed 8/18, 8 PM, Fureys. Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners (in the pub). Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Alice Donut, Vortis, Enders of Ozone, Knife of Simpson perform as part of the Chicago Underground Film Fest. Fri 8/20, 8 PM, No Doctors, Hrvatski, Seel, Environmental Encroachment, Secret Agent Bill, Icon/Prix, Old No. 8 (18+). Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Buzz Kilman & the Blues Rocket Scientists, Betsy Redhead, Freewheel. Sun 8/22, 9 PM, Avoid One Thing, Celestial Static (18+). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

THE ATTIC 320 N. Second, De Kalb: Sat 8/21, 9 PM, YACHT, Thanksgiving, Joyful Sorrow, Shithead and Asshole. 815-787-3875.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 8/16, Lisa Derosia & Lush Budgett. Tue 8/17, Tangleweed. Wed 8/18, Carlos Ortega. Thu 8/19, BLT. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Sat 8/14, 9 PM, Anish. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Gel. 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/14, Gravetones, Reptoids, Suzie & Her Multicats. Tuesdays, DJ Knex, Carla Starla. Sat 8/21, Meltdown. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Stamen Convention, La Cassette, Sweet Hello, Istvan & His Imaginary Band. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Sons of the Stage, Alex Maier. Sun 8/15, 8 PM, Hilltop Distillery, Aperiodic perform as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase. Tue 8/17, 9 PM, Tracks, Jon Allmett, Kneebenders. Wed 8/18, 9 PM, Stella, Remedy Motel, Worker & Parasite. Thu 8/19, 9 PM, King in Queen, Urban Achievers, Red Sun Rises. Fri 8/20, 9:30 PM, Dirty Blue, Butterfat Mastermind, Mike Pryzgoda. Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Ferdinand Fox, KB, Arthur Dodge. Sun 8/22, 8 PM, Crispus Attucks, Angela Mullenhour, comedians Aaron Foster & Sketchy perform as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase. 773-281-4444.

Big horse lounge 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Thu 8/19, Thee Fine Lines (see Critic's Choice). 773-770-2039.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Wed 8/18, Chainsaw Dupont. 847-424-9800.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Burning Brides (see Spot Check), Explosion, Twin Wrecks the Memory, Lot Six (18+). Sat 8/14, 5 PM, Tub Ring (see Spot Check), 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. Tue 8/17, 8 PM, Early Day Miners, Foxtail VST, Architecture, the Ants. Wed 8/18, 8 PM, Rockit Girl, Ladies and Gentlemen, Violent Hour, Locked Sound. Thu 8/19, 8 PM, Phistine Verona, Emily Shrine, Jesus & the Devil, Thousand Yard Stare. Fri 8/20, 6 PM, No One, Black Flood, Diesel, Beneath Me (all-ages); 10 PM, Zelienople, Airiel. Sat 8/21, 5 PM, Spitalfield, Until Sundown, Audition, June; 9 PM, .22, Missouri Compromise, Call Me Lightning, Mister Metaphore. Sun 8/22, 5 PM, Matches, Split Habit, Melee (all-ages); 9 PM, On Sale. 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.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Myths of Truth. 773-279-9141.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 8/13, 8:30 PM, Fade Series. Sat 8/14, 8:30 PM, Salt 'N' Silver. Fri 8/20, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: 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.

CERES CAFE 141 W. Jackson: Bar and restaurant with music outdoors at 4:30 PM. Fri 8/13, Tijuana Hercules. Fri 8/20, Marilynn Claire. 312-427-7440.

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

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/13, Big Breakfast. Sun 8/15, Room for Cream. Fri 8/20, Mark Anderson. 773-489-4757.

CHAse cafe 7301 N. Sheridan: Wed 8/18, 8 PM, Jeff Brown. 773-245-0399.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Deadlock, On Fall, Under My Skin, Bitter Farewell, Particle 7. Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Bottomfeeders, Manny B & the Rhythm Nights, Wreckage, Street Corner Blues (benefit for the Boys and Girls Club; 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 8/13, Leonard Brothers, Charleston Sound Machine. Sat 8/14, "Battle of the Bands" hosted by 94.7 FM. Wednesdays, Blazing Saddles. Thursdays, Spazmatics. Fri 8/20, Evenflow (Pearl Jam tribute), History's End. Sat 8/21, Mike & Joe. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 8/13, Michael McDermott. Fri 8/20, Seventh Heaven. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, "Battle of the Bands" hosted by 94.7 FM. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Gwen Pippen (in the Chaise Lounge). Fri 8/13 and Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Tony Andriacchi. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, and Fridays, 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann (in the Chaise Lounge). Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Charlene Brooks (Barbra Streisand tribute). Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe (in the Chaise Lounge). Mon 8/16 and Sun 8/22, 7 PM, Anthony Fett. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm (in the Chaise Lounge). Thu 8/19, 8 PM, Jen Engstrom (Dorothy Parker tribute). 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 8/15, Big Jason. Mon 8/16, DJ Mike. Tue 8/17, DJ Alex. Wed 8/18, Scott Cizek. Thu 8/19, DJ Jen B. Fri 8/20, Mike Miller. 773-472-2771.

DON ROTH'S BLACKHAWK 61 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 8/20, 7 PM, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 847-537-5800.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Emma Blowgun, Carbon Four, National Jet Set, Spread, Enth Degree. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Jesse Malin, Damnwells. Tue 8/17, 9 PM, Leave, Tom Slater, 9 Miles Band. Wed 8/18, 9 PM, High on Fire, Buried at Sea, Behold! the Living Corpse, Indian, DJ Rotten Gimmick. Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Fancy Lads, Creepy D, Destroy the Humans. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Lovehammers, Escape From Earth, Pinch, Black Box. Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Lovehammers, Soulfix, Blackout, Empyrean. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/13, Jane Doe Band. Sat 8/14, Alex & the All-Stars. Thu 8/19, Seventh Heaven. Fri 8/20, Slow Burn. Sat 8/21, Aunt Janet. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 8/13, 10:30 PM, Dave & Rae. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, DJs spin. Sun 8/15, 7 PM, Nuisance, Pimps. Wed 8/18, 10 PM, Catfight performs at a toga party. Thu 8/19, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute; no cover). Fri 8/20, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Swamp Honkys. Sun 8/22, 7 PM, Richard Street. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Trim, Linus, Onadime, Tyler Hilton. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Sumo. Tue 8/17, 8:30 PM, Princess, Mabel. Wed 8/18, 9:15 PM, Stone Thieves, Dark Green Bottles. Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Green Street, Operations, Abi Cruz. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Driveway Ninjas, Fame, Trouser, Dan Barron. Sat 8/21, 9:45 PM, Boxkar, Nine Spot, Rocky Denis, Frankenpony. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: 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). Mon 8/16, 9:30 PM, Everything Now, Castle Oldchair, El Oso (no cover). Thu 8/19, 9:30 PM, Black Dice, Animal Collective (see Critic's Choice), Black Forest/Black Sea. Fri 8/20, 9:30 PM, M's, Bobby Conn, Sam Prekop perform as part of the Interchange Festival (benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois). Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Cheater Slicks, Mistreaters, Vee Dee perform as part of the 11th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/14, Angus Jackson. Sat 8/21, Herbal Jazz Cigarettes. 847-516-0300.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/21, Dub Dis. Sat 8/14, Wed 8/18, and Sun 8/22, Indika. Mondays, Velvet Rope. Fri 8/20, Hydro. 773-348-3998.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 8/13, 9 PM, DJ Marcus. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Selective Recall. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, DJ Tommy. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 312-836-0066.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 8/14, 8:30 PM, I Need Sleep. 630-922-9821.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Erase Errata, Mahjongg. Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Mike Park (see Spot Check), Please Please Wait, Wanamaker, Sanawon. Sun 8/15, 8 PM, Year Future, Wizards, Starvations, Wolf & Cub. Wed 8/18, 8 PM, Bleed, Gravetones, Heavies, Massacres. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Velvet Teen, the Reputation, Statistics, Rescue. Sat 8/21, 5 PM, MU330, Suburban Legends, Plunket; 10 PM, Bad Wizard, Witnesses, Dutchmen, Von Sass. Sun 8/22, 8 PM, Volcano, May or May Not, Palaxy Tracks, Pattern Is Movement. 773-486-2700 or 800-594-8499.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/13, 9:30 PM, Gary U.S. Bonds (see Critic's Choice), Harper. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Those Darn Accordions (see Spot Check). Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Blue Velvet Highway. Fri 8/20, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Mem Shannon. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Cornmeal, Inchworm. 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 8/20, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 630-416-4898.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/13, 7:30 PM, Faye Bouldon; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/14, 7:30 PM, Faye Bouldon; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/15, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 8/16, 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 8/17, 9 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 8/18 and Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/20, 7:30 PM, Michael Elder & Jeff Richards; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/21, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/22, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/13, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 8/15 and Sun 8/22, 9 PM, open mike with John Paluch. Mon 8/16, 9 PM, Faye Bouldon. Tue 8/17 through Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 8/20, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Deal's Gone Bad, Drastics, Westbound Train. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Kevin Lee, Pistoleros, Andy Hersey. Fri 8/20, 10 PM, Fetch, Thomas Pace, Urban Twang. Sat 8/21, 9:30 PM, Madahari, Spread, Three on the Tree, Gnome Attic. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 8/19, Band Called Pharisee, Stellar Road, Ruben Waters Loves You. 312-943-2252.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Bitter Tears, May or May Not. Sat 8/14, 9 PM, the Flesh (see Spot Check), Life During Wartime DJs. Wed 8/18, 5:30 PM, Tortoise, Diverse (see Critic's Choice), Town and Country, David Singer & the Sweet Science perform outdoors as part of the Interchange Festival (benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois). Fri 8/20, 10 PM, Ness, Tallulah. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Nora O'Connor; 11:30 PM, DJ Mary Nisi. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Best Kept Secret, Vandalays. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls, James & the Vanderbeeks. Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Lynn Thompson, Jesse Godwin, Jerry Fuentes. Fri 8/20, 9:30 PM, 24 Elsinor, Half Mad Poet, Second Story. Sat 8/21, 9:30 PM, Frank Tribes, Heathens. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Amp Fiddler (see Critic's Choice), Peven Everett, Soul Phonetics, DJ Chavez. Sat 8/21, 10:30 PM, Very Be Careful, Sones de Mexico (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: 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). Mon 8/16, 8 PM, Mark Hussman, Rick Saucedo, Buzz Kilman & others perform at the annual Elvis Spectacular (18+). Tue 8/17, 9 PM, Pink Floyd Experience (18+). Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute), Tijuana Strip Club (18+). Sun 8/22, 9 PM, W.A.S.P. (18+). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Sat 8/14, 9 PM, Paramours, Nitrous Foxide & others perform at "Divas of Chicago Rock" battle of the bands, with a Girls Rock Raffle. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, 17th Floor. 312-337-3486.

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

JT'S PORCH 665 W. Roosevelt, Lombard: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/21, Neil Rose Band. 630-932-9596.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Thu 8/19, Methadones, I Love Rich. 773-665-1110.

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 8/13, 9 PM, Tea Leaf Green, Fareed Haque Group. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Tue 8/17, 8:30 PM, Fatty Arbuckle's Spectacular Musical Revue with John Fournier, Robbie Fulks, Carol Kagy, Amy Warren & others. Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Antje, Backyard Tire Fire, Big Sky String Band perform at the "TwangOff" battle of the bands. Fri 8/20, 10 PM, JT & the Clouds, Luther Wright & the Wrongs. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Fastball, Clarks, Tony C & the Truth. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: 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 (see Spot Check), Sworn Enemy, Walls of Jericho (all-ages). Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Sage Francis, Eyedea & Abilities, Molemen, Swiss Army, Thaione Davis, Psalm One, J-Direct perform with host Slug as part of the Interchange Festival (benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois; 18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Last of the Showmen. 847-362-6688.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Sun 8/15, 4 PM, Bob Bradley plays piano. Fri 8/20, 10 PM, the What. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Tight Fit. 708-366-8073.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/13, Bert Cattoni. Sat 8/14, Not Them. Tue 8/17, Dave Calloway. Wed 8/18, Mike Ryan Duo. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Sat 8/21, Mama's Dirty Secret. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/13, Power Junkies, Wookie Hangover. Sat 8/14, Miss Guydid, Amazon Blonde, Tripstick. Thu 8/19, Dirtbox Racers, New Nude Medusas, Bakelite '78. 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 8/13, 11 AM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers, Planet Strange, Biff & the Waybacks. Tue 8/17, 8:30 PM, Swizzle Tree, Urban Funk Ordinance, Blend (no cover). 312-595-7437.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/13, 10 PM, Soul Pollution, For All I Care, Missile Silo Suite. Sat 8/14, 9:30 PM, Gravitron, Dorian Taj, After Dark, Mojica, Domo (benefit for For Us, George W. Ain't Happening). Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep. Fri 8/20, 10 PM, Stripped for Parts, Huddle, Anonymous American, RB Green, Shonie Wells. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Conscious Pool, Milk at Midnight, Liquid Tread. 773-489-0011.

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

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

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. Wednesdays, Martinis & Sinatra. 847-243-3700.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/13, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 8/14, Loomis, Vamplifier. Sun 8/15, Sunday Night Trio. Wed 8/18, Hirudin. Thu 8/19, Dave Jackson & Rob Moore. Fri 8/20, Rotgut. Sat 8/21, Nurv. Sun 8/22, JC3. 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 8/13, Libido Funk Circus. Wed 8/18, the Chris, Dave & Mack Show. Fri 8/20, Seek. Sat 8/21, Johnny Star & the Meteors. 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). Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Milkbaby, Dave Cipriani performs "Raga Guitar & Other Instrumentals." 312-492-6100.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Fri 8/13, 7:30 PM, Leah Galyean Band (no cover). Fri 8/20, 7:30 PM, the Charm, Madison Greene. 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: 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). Mon 8/16, 8 PM, Dan Darrah, Dick Prall, Andrew Fraker. Tue 8/17, 8 PM, M's, Clyde Federal (benefit for Urban Gateways; 18+). Wed 8/18, 9 PM, Loraxx, Bringers perform at an opening party for the Chicago Underground Film Festival. Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Andrew Bird, Charles Bissell, Ken Vandermark perform as part of the Interchange Festival (benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois). Fri 8/20, 7:30 PM, Paul Thorn; 10 PM, Waxwings, Paper Airplane Pilots, Del Psychos. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Michelle Anthony, Rebecca F., West of Rome. 773-525-2508.

7TH STREET SPACE 106 S. 7th, De Kalb: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/13, Red Pony Clock, Poison Control Center, Metroids. Sun 8/22, Metroids. 815-787-3875.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/14, Anand Bhatt, Think Pink (Pink Floyd tribute). Sat 8/21, Five by Five, Anxiety Society. 630-893-9346.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 8/17, Dan Darrah. Thu 8/19, Lubriphonic. 312-527-2722.

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 8/13, 9 PM, Bound Stems, Van Allen Belt, Favorite Saints, DJ Mother Hubbard. Sat 8/14, 10:30 PM, Fishbone, Punsapaya, Small Change. Mon 8/16, 9 PM, Love Movement, Escape Grace, Angelville. Thu 8/19, 10 PM, Levinhurst, Walter Meego. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Bucky Halker, Danny Santos, Kelley Clute. Sun 8/15, 8 PM, Patsy O'Brien. Tue 8/17, 7 PM, Windy City Songwriters. Thu 8/19, 8 PM, Linda Lubell. Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Stephen Clair, Epicycle, Donna Frost. Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Easy Tiger, David Rogers, Debe Welch. Sun 8/22, 7 PM, Andrew Bemis, Jack Radcliffe, Eva Destruction & Her Big Band. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/13, Goats, Almost Rosario. Thursdays, 8 PM, band demo showcase hosted by Jamie Duffy & Ray Baltic (bands may bring in recordings; no cover). 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. 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 8/13, Mike & Joe. Sat 8/14, Second Opinion. Thu 8/19, Fogg, South Main. Fri 8/20, Crew (Motley Crue tribute), Bad Medicine (Bon Jovi tribute). Sat 8/21, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute), Downpour (AC/DC tribute). 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/13, Bed Bugs. Sat 8/14, open stage. Fri 8/20, 220's. Sat 8/21, Drew. 312-943-7815.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/13, Starcandy. 773-929-1300.

Hip-Hop

Concerts

OUTERLIMITZ, QWEL, MESTIZO, MAKER, KIP KILLAGAN All-ages. Fri 8/20, 6 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. www.mpshows.com.

Hip-Hop

Clubs

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sat 8/21, 6 PM, Ed OG, Earatik Statik, Verbal Kent, Rusty Chains, Matlock, SMP (all-ages). 773-245-0399.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Sat 8/14, 9:45 PM, Tabakin, Contriband, Signified Sound System. 773-549-5549.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/20, 6 PM, Qwel, Outerlimitz, Robust. 773-486-2700 or 800-594-8499.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/14, 11 PM, MF Doom (see Critic's Choice), Gunkhole, Pugslee Atomz, Intel, with live art performances by Jim Mahfood, Jose Garibaldi, Dave Crosland, and Mike Bianco (18+). Thu 8/19, 6 PM, World Famous Beat Junkies, DJ A-Trak, Grand Wizard Theodore perform at the Vinyl Kombat Regional DJ competition (all-ages). Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Sage Francis, Eyedea & Abilities, Swiss Army perform with host Slug as part of the Interchange Festival (benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois; 18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Sun 8/22, 9 PM, DJ Copperpot, K-Kruz. 773-764-8900.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Tue 8/17, 9 PM, Ang 13 hosts an open mike. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Ed OG, Mass Hysteria, Earatik Statik, Single Minded Pros. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, White Boy, Masters of Conversation, Columbo, Rich Malone, Mob Life. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

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

GREEN VELVET, DJ TRAXX spin at Chicago SummerDance. Wed 8/18, 6:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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). Third Wednesday of every month, midnight, DJ Pervy spins 80s new wave. 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. Sun 8/22, Mel Hammond, Just Kevin, Brian Lost Monkey. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Thu 8/19, Being, Corny Bricks, DJ Megamic (benefit for Trap Door Theatre). 773-235-9100.

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). Fridays, Brad Altman. Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nathan Scott. Thursdays, Marc Ryan, Alex Peace, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Andrew Vonn. 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 8/16, Lazy FM, Josh Werner, DJ Hiroki, Joshua Eustis, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: No cover. 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. 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 8/19, 10 PM-2 AM, Brock & Tobias spin rock. Fri 8/20, 10 PM-2 AM, Armando Rok, Lar One, Genghis Whon & Intel spin downtempo, hip-hop, and funk. Sat 8/21, 10 PM-3 AM, Fathom DJ. Sun 8/22, 8 PM-2 AM, Cyclene Collective with Verzerren vs. Bubblegone, Dingo, and Crouton perform at the after-party for the 11th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 8/17, 9 PM, Ming & FS, MC Napolean Solo, Karsh Kale, Jesse de la Pena. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

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. 312-666-1695.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 8/18, 9:30 PM, Traxx, Josh Werner, Nestor. 312-362-9707.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 8/13, 10 PM-4 AM, Hex Hector. Saturdays, 10:30 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. 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 8/20, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Manny Lehman. 773-975-9244.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/13, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy. 773-394-2066.

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 Kosher. 773-665-1110.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Music after 10 PM. 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 8/13, 9 PM, DJ Teebot spins hip-hop, R&B, dancehall, downtempo, funk, and house. Sat 8/14, 9 PM, DJ V. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Brian Borden spins house, jazz, and disco. Thu 8/19, 10 PM, Preston Klik's Ritual. Sat 8/21, 9 PM, DJ White Russian. 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. 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 8/15, 10 PM, Koutaro Fukui. Third Wednesday of every month, 10:30 PM, Greg Davis (see the Meter). Sun 8/22, 10 PM, Peter Margasak. 773-276-7036.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/13, DJ Heather, Karl Almaria. Sat 8/14, Colette, Frique. 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. Wed 8/18, 8:30 PM, Tim Baker, Lady D, Steve "Silk" Hurley, Paul Johnson, Maurice Joshua (afterparty for Grammy Midwest Professional Education Dance Music Forum). Fri 8/20, Miles Maeda, Lee Foss. Sat 8/21, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Telefon Tel Aviv (see Critic's Choice), Sliker, Shin Tasaki. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson, BMG, Common Factor, Josh Werner, Zachary Lubin, Dave Siska. Sundays, DJ Rik Shaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ Courtland hosts guest DJs for the "Supreme Court Hearings." Thu 8/19, Kate Simko, Warmdesk, M. Mercer, Marko Katic, Steven Tang, Margaret Noble. Third Friday of every month, Ron Trent spins at "Africa Hi-Fi." 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/13, Definate Form. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23, Jay Prasad. Thu 8/19, Bad Boy Bill, Steve Smooth. Fri 8/20, Chris Walsh, Johnny Chaos. 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. Saturdays, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, MF, Vijay, Renan, 40 Oz., 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. Tue 8/17, Ang 13, SB. 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, Gene Hunt. 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.

UPTOWN LOUNGE 1136 W. Lawrence: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, Chris Miller. Saturdays, Sean Patrick. Sun 8/22, Danny Rhodes hosts XXX-rated karaoke. 773-878-1136.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). 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. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS, DJ Apocalypse. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 8/20, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Sativa, Jay Funk, Jon Huang, Clark Nova, Livewire, Liquid G-Zus, Kid Icarus, Dottcom, MC Chronic G. Sat 8/21, Josh Werner. 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

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

TOM DUNDEE Free concert. Thu 8/19, 6 PM, Byron Roche Gallery, 750 N. Franklin. 312-654-0144. Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

EARL & HIS MELODIERS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Steve Pike. Mon 8/16, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

GARAGE FOLK REUNION Free concert. Sun 8/22, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

ANNE HEATON Sun 8/15, 7 PM, private residence, 918 W. Margate. 312-515-3593.

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.

PETER, PAUL & MARY Sun 8/22, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JOE SAMOJEDNY WITH COMMON TATERS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Eric Zorn. Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

TRAVIS TRITT Thu 8/19, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

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.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Sat 8/21, 10 PM, T'eada. 630-969-0600.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 8/15, None of the Above Folk Cabaret. 847-424-9800.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 8/16, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: No cover. Sun 8/15, 4-7 PM, Tue 8/17, 8-11 PM, and Sun 8/22, 4-7 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

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 8/13, Ploughboys. Sat 8/14, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Fri 8/20, Shamrocks in the Wind. Sat 8/21, Johnny Gleason & Ted Healy. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Cornmeal, Inchworm. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

GROUNDS FOR APPEAL ESPRESSO BAR & CAFE 3242 S. Oak Park, Berwyn: Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Plank Road Band. 708-749-2233.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Michael Reno Harrell. 773-465-8005.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Phil Vassar. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Well Hungarians. 312-337-3486.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 8/15, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-327-7467.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 6 PM, Irish session with John Daly (no cover). Mon 8/16, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). Wed 8/18, 8:30 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.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Darol Anger American Fiddle Ensemble, Sunnyside Up. 773-728-6000.

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. Fri 8/20, Wind Gypsy. 847-577-7733.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Wed 8/18, 9 PM, James King Band, Peter Nye & the Chicago Bluegrass Band. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 8/13, 8:15 PM, Art Lang & Cathy Ciolac. Fri 8/20, 8:15 PM, Patti Ecker. Sat 8/21, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Free concert. Tue 8/17, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

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

UPTOWN BLUES PROJECT performs at the Eclectic Picnic. Sun 8/22, 5 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 8/13, Lurrie Bell. Sat 8/14, Pistol Pete. Tue 8/17, open jam. Thu 8/19, Gravel Records. Fri 8/20, Dave Specter. Sat 8/21, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 847-424-9800.

B.J. MCMAHON'S 5432 W. 95th, Oak Lawn: Wed 8/18, 8 PM, Nuwki Nu. 708-422-3111.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/13, Sat 8/14, and Thursdays Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Fri 8/20, and Sat 8/21, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/17, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wed 8/18, Matthew Skoller Band with Peaches. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, Linsey Alexander Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 8/17, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. 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. Mon 8/16, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 8/17, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds with Lurrie Bell. Wed 8/18, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted with Big Time Sarah. Thu 8/19, Little Arthur Duncan & the Backscratchers. Fri 8/20, Charles Wilson. Sat 8/21, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. Sun 8/22, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Scotty & His 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 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. Mon 8/16, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 8/17, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Wed 8/18, Phil Guy. Thu 8/19, Scott Holt. Fri 8/20, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, Brother John. Sat 8/21, 6 PM, Jimmy Burns; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sun 8/22, Matthew Skoller. 312-427-0333.

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

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Fri 8/20, 7 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 847-768-3000.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 8/14, Jimmy Burns Band. Tue 8/17, Pauline York Band. Thu 8/19, Lenny Spatafore hosts the blues jam. Sat 8/21, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 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 8/13 and Sat 8/14, No Mercy Band. Sun 8/15, Jimmy Burns. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/17, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Wed 8/18, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Thu 8/19, Pete Special. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Sundays, 7-11 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Third Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Ben Ruth's Off the Hook Blues Band. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, Mem Shannon & the Membership. 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 8/20 and Sat 8/21, Chris Beard. 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. Mondays, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-493-3477.

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.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/20, Madman Blues Band. 630-688-8866.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/14, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 8/21, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Thu 8/19, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. Sat 8/21, Keith Scott 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. Thu 8/19, Keith Scott Trio. 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 8/14, Joanna Connor. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/13 and Sat 8/14, Voodoo Jones. Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21, Tenry Johns. 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 8/13, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sat 8/14, 10 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Fri 8/20, 9:30 PM, and Sat 8/21, 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. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 8/13, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 8/14, Tenry Johns. Fri 8/20, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 8/21, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

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

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

Jazz

Concerts

JACKIE ALLEN Sat 8/14, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4718 N. Broadway. 773-334-7338.

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

MARGARET CARLSON Free concert. Fri 8/20, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

TITO CARRILLO TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BRIAN CULBERTSON, STEVE COLE, MICHAEL LINGTON Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

ERNEST DAWKINS'S LIVE THE SPIRIT BAND, DAVE MILLER GROUP, RICHARD NICKEL TRANSACTION ENSEMBLE, MY DAMN BUTTERFLY, VINCENT DAVIS QUARTET perform at the 2nd annual jazz festival; benefit for Holy Family Parish Outreach and Service Ministry. Fri 8/20, 7 PM, Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt. 312-243-7400.

JIM GAILLORETO QUINTET performs at the Eclectic Picnic. Sun 8/22, 5 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ALAN GRESIK'S SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA Free concert and tribute to Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and Count Basie. Thu 8/19, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

GUITARS & SAXES with Warren Hill. Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

TED HOGARTH Free concert. Wed 8/18, 6:30 PM, Jeffrey Green Park, 6500 N. Algonquin. 312-742-7846.

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

HENRY JOHNSON ORGAN EXPRESS Thu 8/19, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

KANSAS CITY SWING Free concert with dance instruction. Thu 8/19, 6 PM, Bank One Plaza, Davis & Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

DIANA KRALL, OLLABELLE See Spot Check on Ollabelle. Tue 8/17 and Wed 8/18, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

NICOLE MITCHELL TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/17, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free concert. Sun 8/22, 2 PM, Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood. 312-742-7816.

RADICAL NUANCES Free concert. Sun 8/22, 8 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

LINDA TATE & THE SWING STREET BAND perform at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Sat 8/21, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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. Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 7 PM, 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 8/13, Sat 8/14, and Sun 8/22, Bobby Lewis. Sun 8/15 and Mon 8/16, Cathy Davis. Tue 8/17 through Sat 8/21, Detour. 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: Tue 8/17, 8 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM; all-ages. Fri 8/13, Klaas Heckman with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jim Baker, and Michael Zerang. Sat 8/14, Eric Glick Rieman. Fri 8/20, Asscopter. 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. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Bob Centano Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/13, Grasslands Light. Fri 8/20, Mike Frost Trio. Sat 8/21, BMR Trio. 630-584-2100.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/14, Quartet Blue. Sat 8/21, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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 8/13 and Sat 8/14, Dave Simone Trio. Tue 8/17, Dave Allen. Wed 8/18, Dan Myers. Thu 8/19, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 8/20, Dede Sampaio Trio. Sat 8/21, Ed Coward 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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Harlan Jefferson & So So Tight. 312-341-9787.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Wed 8/18, 8 PM, Yoko Noge. Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Spider Saloff. 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 8/17, 9:30 PM, Dragons 1976. Wed 8/18, 9:30 PM, Triage. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music on the deck at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/13, Mike Louie Trio. Sat 8/14, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Fri 8/20, Andy Meacham Trio. Sat 8/21, Montage. 630-377-9222.

FILTER 1865 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 8 PM, David Boykin Expanse. 773-227-4850.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/15, 6 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Orchestra. Wed 8/18, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 8/22, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/13, 9 PM, Marshall Vente/Eldee Young Trio. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Eldee Young Trio. 773-725-1300.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Gloria Shannon. Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Ken Shiokawa. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Ken Shiokawa. Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Kristi Merideth. Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Vincent Allen Trio. 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: Fri 8/13, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lake Effect. Sat 8/14, 9 PM, Terisa Griffin. 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 8/13, 9 PM, and Sat 8/14, 8 PM, Curtis Stigers. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 8/14, 2 PM, Bloom School of Jazz. Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/15, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 8/16, 9 PM, Rob Amster Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 8/18, 9 PM, Zach Brock & the Coffee Achievers. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, and Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Sun 8/22, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio (Johnny Mercer tribute). 773-878-5552.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/13, 6:30 PM, Hot Club Sandwich. Mon 8/16, 9:30 PM, Rolldown. Thursdays, 9:45 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 8/19, 10:30 PM, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (see Spot Check). Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 8/17, 8:30 PM, Tatsu Aoki & Jonathan Chen. 773-772-9970.

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

JAZZ RECORD MART 444 N. Wabash: Sat 8/14, 3:30 PM, Dragons 1976. 312-222-1467.

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 8/13 through Sun 8/15, Lou Donaldson Quartet with Dr. Lonnie Smith (see Critic's Choice). Tue 8/17 through Sun 8/22, Roy Haynes Quartet. 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 8/13, 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 8/16, 9 PM, Jodie Christian, George Fludas, Scott Burns. Tue 8/17, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 8/20, 10 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

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: Fridays, 6 PM, Around 3. 312-828-9000.

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

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Fri 8/20, 10 PM, Chris Greene. 773-764-8900.

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 8/18, Paulinho Garcia. Thu 8/19, Dennis Luxion. 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 8/13, Juli Wood Quartet. Sat 8/14, Scott Stevenson Quartet. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 8/20, Lucy Smith 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 8/13, Scott Stevenson Quartet. Sat 8/14, Dave Specter Organ Trio. Mondays, Joan Hickey Trio. Tue 8/17, Lucy Smith Duo. Fri 8/20, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Sat 8/21, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 847-243-3700.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/13, Dan Kaufman Trio. Sat 8/14, Dan Kaufman Quartet. 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 8/20, Scott Burns Quartet. Sat 8/21, Julia Huff Quartet. 773-472-1000.

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

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 8/14, John Wright Duo. Sun 8/15 and Sun 8/22, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia. Sat 8/21, 6:30 PM, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. 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: Sat 8/21, Asscopter. 773-862-3616.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, 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 8/13, Triage. Sat 8/14, Jeff Marx Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 8/20, Ernest Dawkins, Dee Alexander, Ari Brown, Malachi Thompson, Nicole Mitchell, Corey Wilkes, Greg Ward, Steve Berry & others perform at a benefit for the 5th annual Englewood Jazz Festival. 312-791-9050.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 8/19, Greg Ward Quartet. 312-943-7815.

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.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 8/17, 8:30 PM, Tatsu Aoki & Jonathan Chen. 773-772-9970.

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.

MONKS OF THE DREPUNG LOSELING MONASTERY Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

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

VICTOR & CONNIE PARRA'S MAMBO EXPRESS performs at the Eclectic Picnic. Sun 8/22, 5 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

VERY BE CAREFUL performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Thu 8/19, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Chicago Con Clase hosts Salsa Night. 773-395-3002.

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.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/14, 10:30 PM, Ralph Irizarry & Son Cafe with Jimmy Bosch (see Critic's Choice), DJ Moskito. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana. Sat 8/21, 10:30 PM, Very Be Careful, Sones de Mexico (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thu 8/19, 9 PM, Luciano, Dean Frasier, Mikey General (18+). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

KHYBER PASS 1031 Lake, Oak Park: Fridays, 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. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae. 773-764-8900.

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

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. 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 8/13, Sata, Indika. Sat 8/14, Westbound Train, New Flavor. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, Wicked Face & Shock Wave spin dancehall. Thu 8/19, DJ Rufus, Boombostic. Fri 8/20, Gizzae. Sat 8/21, Marimba Africa, Universal Expression. Sun 8/22, Baha Men. 773-327-4273.

Classical

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 8/18, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

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.

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

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with soprano Anisha MacFarlane & the Elgin Choral Union in a free concert (Copland, Sousa, Bernstein & others). Fri 8/20, 7:30 PM, Wing Park, 1000 Wing St., Elgin. 847-888-4000.

GALLERY 37 OPERATICS VOCAL ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Mon 8/16, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan: 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). See Critic's Choice. Wed 8/18, 6:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor (Corigliano, Elgar, Brahms). Fri 8/20, 6:30 PM, and Sat 8/21, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with baritone Nathan Gunn, soprano Elena Prokina, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, the National Collegiate Chorale of Scotland, the Grant Park Chorus & the Chicago Children's Choir (Britten, War Requiem). 312-742-4763.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 8/15, 4 PM, Karen Beaumont. Sun 8/22, 4 PM, Russell Wiesmann. 312-664-6963.

KOPELMAN QUARTET (Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Shostakovich). Mon 8/16, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CAROL JIEKLING LENS carillon. Sun 8/22, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHOIR OF SCOTLAND Christopher Bell conducts a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Rachmaninoff, MacMillan, Musgrave, Lauridsen, Corigliano, Thompson). Wed 8/18, 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.

JEFFREY STRAUSS, EMILY LODINE & DEBORAH SOBOL baritone, mezzo-soprano & piano, in a free concert (Faure, Schubert). Tue 8/17, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

SWEDISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in an all-Beethoven program. Tue 8/17, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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 8/14, 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

ADERRICK Thu 8/19, 7:30 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

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

DAVID BOYKIN EXPANSE Free performance as part of the Interchange Festival (benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois). Sat 8/14, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

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. Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

NORA O'CONNOR Free performance as part of the Interchange Festival (benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois). Sat 8/14, 1:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

HEATHER STYKA Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Thu 8/19, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

SUSAN URBAN Fri 8/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Fri 8/20, 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.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Wed 8/18, 8:30 PM, open mike with the Runs. 630-969-0600.

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

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: 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 8/18, 9 PM, open mike with Sam Gjokaj & Bob Zagotta. 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.

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

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.

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

ALTGELD GARDENS COMMUNITY GOSPEL FEST Carver Park, 939 E. 132nd: Sat 8/21, 11 AM-9 PM, Expressions of Praise, Holy Worshipping Warriors, Miriam, Christian Brothaz with Ambassador Lee, No Longer Bound Ministries & others. 773-590-0423 or 773-418-5010.

AUGUST FESTIVAL St. Agnes of Bohemia Church, 2651 S. Central Park: Fri 8/13, 5 PM, DJ Rickie Boy; 6 PM, Sangre Nortena; 7 PM, Benda Terrera Velazquez; 8 PM, Eclipse Musical; 9 PM, Calibre Norteno. Sat 8/14, noon, singing contest; 2 PM, Payasos; 3 PM, Zafados Musical; 4 PM, Deportados; 5 PM, Brissy's; 6 PM, Nitzaye; 7 PM, Invisible Norteno; 8 PM, Aladin; 9 PM, Corazon Norteno; 10 PM, Aroyadores de la Sierra. Sun 8/15, noon, St. Agnes Band; 1 PM, Aladin; 2 PM, Sangre Nortena; 3 PM, Terrera Velazquez; 4 PM, Banda Novillo; 5 PM, Hereos del Norte; 6 PM, Banda Preciosa; 7 PM, Banda Villanueva; 8 PM, Vagabundos; 9 PM, Banda Viento. 773-522-0142.

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.

CARIFETE Midway Plaisance between Cottage Grove & Stony Island: Sat 8/21, 11 AM-9 PM, Northern Illinois University Steel Band & others. 773-509-4942.

THE CHILL on the grounds of New City YMCA, 1515 N. Halsted: Fri 8/20, 4:30 PM, Marley Brothers, Toots & the Maytals, Slightly Stoopid, Looner, Stone Love with G-Fuss. Sat 8/21, 3 PM, Los Lobos, Jazz Mandolin Project, Casolando, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Sun 8/22, 3 PM, Violent Femmes, Frisbie, Dick Prall. 312-458-9401.

EVANSTOCK Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston: Fri 8/20, 5 PM, Richard Levine with Monte Rifkin; 5:30 PM, Homewreckers; 6:30 PM, Neal Sears; 7:30 PM, Benny "Brotha Deep" Dorsey; 8:30 PM, Kings of Soul; 9:30 PM, the Other Half. Sat 8/21, 5 PM, Joelee; 5:45 PM, Renda Pettis; 7 PM, Cecil Lyde Holden; 8 PM, Urban Crisis; 9 PM, Bill Quateman. 708-431-4893.

HOLY FAMILY PARISH JAZZ FESTIVAL on the grounds of Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt: Fri 8/20, 7 PM, Ernest Dawkins, Dave Miller Group, Richard Nickel Transaction Ensemble, My Damn Butterfly, Vincent Davis Quartet. 312-243-7400.

INTERCHANGE FESTIVAL Benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois features performances at several venues. Sat 8/14, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway: 1:30 PM, Nora O'Connor. 773-404-5080. Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee: 5:30 PM, David Boykin Expanse. 773-235-3727. Wed 8/18, Hideout, 1534 W. Wabansia: 5:30 PM, Tortoise, Diverse (see Critic's Choice), Town & Country, David Singer & the Sweet Science. 773-227-4433. Thu 8/19, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport: 9 PM, Charles Bissell, Andrew Bird, Ken Vandermark. 773-525-2508. Fri 8/20, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: noon, Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen. 312-744-6630. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western: 9 PM, Bobby Conn, M's, Sam Prekop. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499. Sat 8/21, Metro, 3730 N. Clark: 9 PM, Sage Francis, Eyedea & Abilities, Thaione Davis, Psalm One, Swiss Army, Molemen, Slug. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

KOREAN STREET FESTIVAL Bryn Mawr between Kedzie & Kimball: Sat 8/14, 1 PM, DJ Dr. Cho, Work & Play, Poong Mul Group; 3 PM, Please Please Wait; 4 PM, DJ Atlas; 7 PM, DJ Steve G; 8 PM, "Asian Idol" competition. Sun 8/15, 1 PM, Augy Park & Stay All Day, Work & Play, Poong Mul Group; 4 PM, Wanamaker; 5 PM, Please Please Wait; 6 PM, DJ Atlas; 7 PM, "Asian Idol" competition. 773-583-1700.

PALMER SQUARE BOULEVARD FESTIVAL Kedzie & Palmer: Sat 8/14, 12:30 PM, Ticha Huerta; 1 PM, Luna Blues Machine; 2 PM, Sabretooth; 3 PM, Neil Rose Band; 4 PM, Radio Hour; 6 PM, 9 Miles Band; 7 PM, Rick Rzezsutko & the Music Company; 8 PM, Tumbao; 9 PM, Havana. Sun 8/15, 1:30 PM, Joel Monarch; 2 PM, Grinner; Sequoia; 3:30 PM, CHK; 4 PM, Neil Rose Band; 5 PM, Nythia Quartet; 6 PM, Amoreys. 773-365-3535.

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

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.

TEDDI & FRED KOCH WITH THE LIL' COW BAND Free children's concert. Tue 8/17, 6:30 PM, South Lakeview Park, 1300 W. Wolfram. 312-742-7785.

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