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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AMERICAN MUSIC IN VIETNAM features popular music from the 60s and 70s at a benefit concert with 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.

PERLA BATALLA, JOSE FELICIANO Tue 8/24, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

TONY BENNETT Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BODEANS in an acoustic performance. Thu 8/26 and Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND Sold out. Thu 8/26 and Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO CATS 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.

CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM). Sun 8/29, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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.

GLORIA ESTEFAN Sat 8/28, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

FACING DAWN Free concert. Sat 8/28, 6:30 PM, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. 773-478-3538.

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

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

GENERATIONS Fri 8/27, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

BEBEL GILBERTO See Critic's Choice. Mon 8/23, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

HAVOC, STREET BRATS, SQUARED OFF, LAST HOPE, SUBURBAN BASTARDS Mon 8/23, 6 PM, Knights of Columbus, 15 N. Hickory, Arlington Heights. 847-255-4483.

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

KEB' MO', MADELEINE PEYROUX, SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Fri 8/27, 6 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon. 312-742-2283.

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.

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

LINKIN PARK, KORN, SNOOP DOGG, THE USED, LESS THAN JAKE Fri 8/27, 2:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Hwy. D & Hwy. 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

LIVERPOOL performs at the Fest for Beatles Fans, which continues Saturday and Sunday with a battle of the bands, a puppet show, videos, a game show, and other entertainment. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 W. Bryn Mawr, Rosemont. 866-843-3378.

PATTI LUPONE Sun 8/29, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MAGGIE SPEAKS Free concert. Wed 8/25, noon, courtyard, Avante Center, Harper College, Roselle & Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

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

BARBARA MCNAIR & FRANK D'RONE Benefit for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Illinois. Fri 8/27, 7 PM, Villa Brunetti Banquets, 9755 W. Grand, Franklin Park. 630-551-1821.

METALLICA, GODSMACK 8/27 sold out. Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MICROPHONES, WOELV, PARENTHETICAL GIRLS, LOVE OF EVERYTHING All-ages. Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Free concert. Tue 8/24, 7 PM, City Park, 275 Parkway, Lincolnshire. 847-444-9600.

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

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

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

MARTIN NIEVERA, PATTI AUSTIN Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

MARK NOLLER plays pipe organ to accompany the silent film Lilac Time. Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Gateway Theatre, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-205-7372.

FRANK ORRALL, J. DAVIS TRIO perform on the northeast terrace. Thu 8/26, 6-11 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 866-343-5303.

OZZFEST with Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slayer, Dimmu Borgir (see Spot Check), Black Label Society, Superjoint Ritual, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Atreyu, Bleeding Through, Lacuna Coil, Everytime I Die, Unearth. Sat 8/21, 9 AM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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.

RASHAAN PATTERSON, LIZ FIELDS Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. www.neosoulexplosion.com.

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

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.

TOM SHARPE performs, with Middle Eastern dancer Kriya; free concert. Wed 8/25, 7 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

SKELETONS, PRINCESS, DJ PSYCHO KILLER Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (3rd floor). www.texasballroom.com.

MAVIS STAPLES performs and discusses her new album with Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis at a live taping of the radio show Sound Opinions. Mon 8/23, 6 PM, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan. 312-744-6630.

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

DENNIS STROUGHMATT & THE CREOLE STOMP Free concert with dance instruction. Thu 8/26, 6 PM, Bank One Plaza, Davis & Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

TEEN CHICAGO: GET UP! STAND UP! features youth bands, dancers, performers, and speakers. Fri 8/27, 4-8 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

TWELVE GIRLS BAND See Spot Check; 18+. Thu 8/26, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TONY VEGA & HIS ALL-STAR MUSICAL REVUE, MICHAEL STUART Sat 8/28, Mambo, 3336 N. Milwaukee. 312-666-7630, 773-481-2050, or 312-559-1212.

"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 8/20, 8 PM, No Doctors (see Critic's Choice), 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, members of Freewheel. Sun 8/22, 8:30 PM, Avoid One Thing, Late Nights, Celestial Static, RedLine (18+). Tue 8/24, 9 PM, Joe Buck, Scott H. Biram, Dollar Store. Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners (in the pub). Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Alex Skolnick Trio. Fri 8/27, Underbelly, Adam Wyle. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Dremana, Terminal Bliss, Kit Kat Honeys, Air This Side of Caution with a fashion show by House of Frog. 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

THE ATTIC 320 N. Second, De Kalb: Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Y.A.C.H.T. (see Critic's Choice), Thanksgiving, Joyful Sorrow, Shithead and Asshole. Thu 8/26, 9 PM, 1985, Circus of the Stars, Candy Sweat, Handmedown Satellites, Reckless Triumphant. 847-840-0564.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 8/23, Jack Crofoot. Thu 8/26, BLT. Sat 8/28, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Gel. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Sloppy Joes. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Beggarmen. 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/21, Meltdown. Tuesdays, DJ Knex, Carla Starla. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/20, 9:30 PM, Dirty Blue, Butterfat Mastermind, Mike Pryzgoda. Sat 8/21, 10 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. Tue 8/24, 9 PM, Scale, Toy Band, Denise Hradecky. Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music's Women's Ensemble, RPM. Thu 8/26, 9 PM, First Name Basis, Desperate Liars, Catsplash. Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, the August, Stone Puppet. Sat 8/28, 9:30 PM, Riviera, Quasar Wut Wut, Two Cow Garage. Sun 8/29, 8 PM, N-2 Submission with the Impaler, Oly perform as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Flutter, Mystechs, Monster-0, DJ Puzzle; 11 PM, YACHT (see Critic's Choice), Thanksgiving, 1985, Goldstar, Circus of the Stars. Sat 8/21, Underfed. Sun 8/22, Treologic, Starpeople & others perform, with an open mike hosted by the Network Crew and Mr. Vicksburg. Mon 8/23, Mental Graffiti hosted by Sully & DJ Itchy. 773-770-2039.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 8/20, 6 PM, No One, Dreadlocked, Black Flood Diesel, Beneath Me (all-ages); 10 PM, Zelienople (see Spot Check), Airiel, Magnus. Sat 8/21, 5 PM, Spitalfield, Until Sundown, Audition, June; 9 PM, .22 (see Spot Check), Missouri Compromise, Call Me Lightning. Sun 8/22, 5 PM, Matches, Split Habit, Melee, Burning Bright (all-ages); 9 PM, Volcano, May or May Not, Les Messieurs du Rock, Pattern Is Movement, Palaxy Tracks. Mon 8/23, 5 PM, Hawthorne Heights, Glasseater, Calico System, Adair (all-ages); 9 PM, Texas Terri Bomb, Midnight Creeps, Crude, Rotten Fruits. Tue 8/24, 6 PM, Kings of Nuthin', Los Gatos Diablos, Forgotten Four (all-ages). Wed 8/25, 8 PM, Favorite Saints, Violent Hour, Boyskout, Waterschool. Thu 8/26, 8 PM, Fog, Idle Hours. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Leon Russell. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Plane, Report, Modulator, Shakedowns (18+). Sun 8/29, 8 PM, Misery Index, American Heritage, Decapitado. 773-975-0505 or 800-594-8499.

BRIAN'S CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North, West Chicago: Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-876-2000.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 8/20, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. Tue 8/24, 7:30 PM, George Gaines. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Marigold Engine, Innocents. Sat 8/28, 8:30 PM, Merideth, Carlton & Kramer. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Lucky & DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, 9 PM, Mike G., DJ Hurricane. 630-830-7200.

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 8/20, Marilynn Claire. Fri 8/27, 9 Miles Band. 312-427-7440.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Steve Richards (Neil Diamond tribute). 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/20, Mark Anderson. Fri 8/27, the Tims & Jims Show. Sun 8/29, Tim Menard. 773-489-4757.

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). Wed 8/25, 7:30 PM, Desypher, Seven Sin, Savitre (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 8/20, Evenflow (Pearl Jam tribute), Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute). Sat 8/21, Mike & Joe. Wednesdays, Blazing Saddles. Thursdays, Spazmatics. Fri 8/27, Catfight, Kimi Hayes Band. Sat 8/28, "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 8/20, Seventh Heaven. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, "Battle of the Bands" hosted by 94.7 FM. Fri 8/27, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/28, Teen Spirit. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Gwen Pippen (in the Chaise Lounge). Fri 8/20 and Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Tony Andriacchi. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, and Fridays, 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann (in the Chaise Lounge). Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe (in the Chaise Lounge). Sun 8/22 and Sun 8/29, 7 PM, Anthony Fett. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm (in the Chaise Lounge). Thu 8/26, 8 PM, Jen Engstrom (Dorothy Parker tribute). Fri 8/27, 10:30 PM, Colette Hawley. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/20, Mike Miller. Sun 8/22, Brian Costello spins on Keith Moon's birthday. Mon 8/23, DJ Greg spins punk. Tue 8/24, DJ Delphine spins punk. 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 8/20, 9 PM, Lovehammers, Escape From Earth, Pinch, Black Box. Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Lovehammers, Soulfix, Blackout, Empyrean. Tue 8/24, 8 PM, Walter Trout & the Radicals, Frank Bang's Secret Stash, Keith Scott & the Business. Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Bad Vibes, Piel Plastica, Chameleon. Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Silvertide, Sleepers, Million Yen, Shitake Maki. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Ratbag Hero, Ghost Story, Dr. Kilbot. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Oh My God, Detholz, Bish, My Secret Service. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/20, Slow Burn. Sat 8/21, Aunt Janet. Thu 8/26, Murph. Fri 8/27, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 8/28, Friction. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 8/20, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Swamp Honkys. Sun 8/22, 7 PM, Richard Street. Wed 8/25, 10 PM, Catfight. Thu 8/26, 10 PM, Core. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Bad Medicine (Bon Jovi tribute), Dream Police (Cheap Trick tribute). Sat 8/28, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. 847-358-9150.

THE EDGE 147th & Cicero, Midlothian: Sun 8/29, 10:30 PM, Darker, Genral Patton & His Privates. 708-687-4244.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Driveway Ninjas, Fame, Trouser, Dan Barron. Sat 8/21, 9:45 PM, Boxkar, Window Nine, Rocky Denis, Frankenpony. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Sumo. Tue 8/24, 8:30 PM, Planet's Audible, Society X. Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Switch, A+ Machines, Fire by Nite. Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Janus, the Effect, Heartbreak Speed. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Dick Prall, Buddy Nuisance, Luster. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, MariZen, Duenow, Gooey, Ray Flower, Eddie Prez. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: 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, 3 PM, Night Terrors, Catholic Boys & others perform at the Brian Costello Show, with Chris Treater, Eric Apnea, Tony Sagger, and Frank Kelper (no cover); 10 PM, Cheater Slicks (see Critic's Choice), Mistreaters, Vee Dee perform as part of the 11th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival. Sun 8/22, 9:30 PM, Camaro Rouge, Love Story in Blood Red. Mon 8/23, 9:30 PM, A-Set (see the Meter), Slingerland Ride, Clearly & the Mainstream (no cover). Thu 8/26, 10 PM, Him, Silent League. Sun 8/29, 9:30 PM, Rogers Sisters, Dirty Things, Red Eyed Legends. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 8/20, Hydro. Sat 8/21 and Wed 8/25, Dub Dis. Sun 8/22, Indika. Mondays, Velvet Rope. 773-348-3998.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Patrick B. 847-587-9677.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Velvet Teen (see Spot Check), Reputation, Statistics, Rescue. Sat 8/21, 5 PM, MU330, Suburban Legends, Plunket; 10 PM, Bad Wizard (see Spot Check), Witnesses, Dutchmen, Von Sass. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Gin Palace Jesters, Farmageddon. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Phenoms, Peelers, Heeby Jeebies, Shakedowns. Sun 8/29, 7 PM, Mt. St. Helens, Inspector Owl, Antenora. 773-486-2700 or 800-594-8499.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/20, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Mem Shannon. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Cornmeal, Inchworm. Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Analog Radio. Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Jack Straw with Jon Gram & Rob Bonnacorsi. Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, Burrito Deluxe, Matt King. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Rattlers. 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.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/27, Freek Johnson. 219-464-4700.

FUNKY JAVA COFFEEHOUSE 40 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park: Fri 8/20, 7 PM, GAM Squad, Jim Hurley. 630-833-8233.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Sun 8/22 and Sun 8/29, 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Mon 8/23, 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 8/24, 9 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 8/25 and Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/20, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 8/22 and Sun 8/29, 9 PM, open mike with John Paluch. Mon 8/23, 9 PM, Faye Bouldon. Tue 8/24 through Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 8/27, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 8/22, 7 PM, Naomi & Ben perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 8/20, 10 PM, Jack Straw. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Green Mountain Grass. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Family Groove Company. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/20, Fetch, Thomas Pace, Urban Twang. Sat 8/21, 9:30 PM, Gnome Attic, Three on the Tree, Madahari. Thu 8/26, Matt Never Group, Lucid Ground, My Left Arm. Fri 8/27, Cells, Perms. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, the Drama with Elliot Peck, Avitas, Legendary Slacks, Adam Wyle. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 8/25, Al "the Pal" Schorsch performs at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 8/26, Serilian, Seven Day Run, Soul Pollution. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 8/21, 9 PM, This Side Up, Gordy Malis. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/20, 6:30 PM, Imperfect Strangers, Catherine Smitko & others perform at Miss Marie's AIDS Marathon benefit; 10 PM, Ness, Tallulah. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Nora O'Connor (see Critic's Choice); 11:30 PM, DJ Mary Nisi. Mon 8/23, 10 PM, Detholz with DJs Steve Albini & Tim Midgett. Wed 8/25, 9:30 PM, Blue-Eyed Son, Astronomer. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, London Calling (Clash tribute), DJ Mike Miller (benefit for Future Forest). Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Clyde Federal, Branches (see the Meter); 11 PM, Contraphonic DJs. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 8/20, 9:30 PM, 24 Elsinor, Half Mad Poet, Second Story. Sat 8/21, 9:30 PM, Frank Tribes, Heathens. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Lightning & Thunder. Sat 8/28, 9:30 PM, Donovan's Mom, Pale, Bob Zagotta. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/21, 10:30 PM, Very Be Careful, Sones de Mexico (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Andrew Suprenant spins at the Pistil magazine release party and fashion show, with Five Star Boogie Dancers & others. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: 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., Devil May Care, Seventh Heaven (18+). Mon 8/23, 6:15 PM, Chimaira, Machine Head, Trivium, Stemm (all-ages). Wed 8/25, 6:30 PM, Nightwish, Lullacry (all-ages). Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Ozomatli, Kinky, Del Castillo (18+). Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Mac McAnally (18+). Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Collective Soul, Bottle of Justus (sold out). Sun 8/29, 6:30 PM, Gelheads, Silents, Blackmaker, Drawing a Blank (all-ages). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Sat 8/21, 10 PM, 17th Floor. Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Tuck Pence (acoustic show in the front bar). Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Then Again. 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.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/20, 10 PM, JT & the Clouds, Luther Wright & the Wrongs. Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Fastball, Clarks, Tony C & the Truth. Tue 8/24, 8:30 PM, Fatty Arbuckle's Spectacular Musical Revue with John Fournier, Robbie Fulks, Carol Kagy, Amy Warren & others. Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Drums & Tuba, Organ Wolf, Pedal Steel Transmission. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Jump Little Children, Yesmen. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, New Monsoon, Goran Ivanovic Group. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Sage Francis, Eyedea & Abilities, Molemen, Longshot, Swiss Army, Thaione Davis, Psalm One, J-Direct perform as part of the Interchange Festival hosted by Slug (benefit for Citizen Action/Illinois; 18+). Thu 8/26, 6:30 PM, Face to Face, My Chemical Romance, Seconds to Go (all-ages). Fri 8/27, 6:30 PM, Stiff Little Fingers, Throw Rag, God Awfuls (all-ages). Sat 8/28, 6:30 PM, Rise Against, Stretch Armstrong, A Wilhelm Scream (all-ages). Sun 8/29, 9:30 PM, Raveonettes, Scumfrog, Baldwin Brothers. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Last of the Showmen. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Mad Saturday, Diezel. 847-362-6688.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. 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. Sat 8/21, Mama's Dirty Secret. Tue 8/24, Dave Calloway. Wed 8/25, Tim Nolan. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 8/27, Tony Alvarez Band. Sat 8/28, Reigning Kats & Dawgs. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/20, Chariots. Sat 8/21, Catholic Boys, Resinators, Super 88, Expatriates. Wed 8/25, Stvmato, Monospit. Thu 8/26, Anthony Salazar, Dynamos, Erin Jordan. 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 8/20, 3:30 PM, the Buzz. Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Third Rail Band. Sun 8/22, 5:30 PM, Movin' On. Mon 8/23, 1 PM, Nicholas Barron Trio; 5:30 PM, Third Rail Band. Tue 8/24, 4:30 PM, Blazing Saddles; 8:30 PM, the Reputation (no cover). Wed 8/25, 11 AM, Breakin' Strings; 8 PM, Only Sons. Thu 8/26, 11 AM, Breakin' Strings; 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Fri 8/27, 3:30 PM, Brother John; 8 PM, the Business. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Streetlife. Sun 8/29, 5:30 PM, Dooleys. 312-595-7437.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 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. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Bad News Jones, Starpeople, Organic Mind Unit, Papa G. 773-489-0011.

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 8/27, Selective Recall. 847-577-7733.

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 8/20, Rotgut, Flowery Branch Davidians. Sat 8/21, Nurv. Sun 8/22, JC3. Wed 8/25, Lesser Scene. Thu 8/26, Them Damn Kids. Fri 8/27, Banana Sac. Sat 8/28, Sonnets. Sun 8/29, Michael Columbia. 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 8/20, Seek. Sat 8/21, Johnny Star & the Meteors. Wed 8/25, Denny Diamond & Stevie Sapphire (Neil Diamond tribute). Fri 8/27, Reely Dan (Steely Dan tribute). Sat 8/28, Soul Pigs. 815-477-0340.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Chainsaw Dupont's Acoustic Highway. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Roundeye, Shakin Babies. 773-338-9862 or 773-259-6575.

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. Sat 8/28, Joe Tirrito. 708-352-7262.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Fri 8/20, 7:30 PM, the Charm, Madison Greene. Fri 8/27, 7:30 PM, Michael Kelsey. 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/20, 7:30 PM, Paul Thorn (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Waxwings (see Critic's Choice), Paper Airplane Pilots, Del Psychos. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Michelle Anthony, Rebecca F., West of Rome; 10:30 PM, Prairie Cartel DJs, Scott Lucas, DJ Pleasure Seeker & others spin upstairs (no cover). Sun 8/22, 7 PM, Anne Harris performs and moderates a discussion by Julie Sell and Richard Williamson as part of "GOAt: Globally Occupying the Attention of Chicago's Untapped Audience." Mon 8/23, 8 PM, Dan Darrah Band, Lottery. Tue 8/24, 9 PM, High Dials (see Spot Check), Perfect Panther, All City Affairs. Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Thin Man. Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Kevn Kinney's Sun Tangled Angel Revival, David Zollo & the Body Electric. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Derailers, Thee Shams. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Mock Orange, Catfish Haven. Sun 8/29, 7 PM, Chin Chin, Lackloves, Los Shut Up, My Record Player. 773-525-2508.

7TH STREET SPACE 106 S. 7th, De Kalb: Music at 9 PM. Sun 8/22, Metroids. 815-787-3875.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/21, Five by Five, Anxiety Society. Sat 8/28, Triangle Green, Downpour (AC/DC tribute). 630-893-9346.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 8/24, Jack Straw. 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.

SOUL CAFE 1301 W. Hollywood: Fri 8/27, 7 PM, Kay Barrett, Chezwick & Emily White perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-907-9306.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Sun 8/22, 9 PM, Rhetoric, Public Housing, Luna Blues Machine, Malcolm Palmer. Mon 8/23, 9 PM, Sleepwalker Defense, Rutabega, Contract Bridge, Green Light, Doppler Shift. Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Sancocho, Shara. Thu 8/26, 9 PM, M.O.T.O. (see Spot Check), Grande Nationals, Its, Deadhounds. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Lost Sounds, Miss Alex White, Manaconda. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Hasil Adkins, Lonesome Organist, Tijuana Hercules. Sun 8/29, 9 PM, Pieces of Flair, Dig for Fire, Eric Pressler. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Sun 8/22, 9 PM, Sebastien Roux, Keith Fullerton, Greg Davis. 773-862-3616.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: 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. Tue 8/24, 8 PM, Adam Ezra, Sarah Pierce. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Kyler England, Mary Sue Twohy, Leah Galyean Band. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/20, Something Ordinary. Sat 8/21, Sunhead King, Doubtful Guest, Specs. Thursdays, 8 PM, band demo showcase hosted by Jamie Duffy & Ray Baltic (bands may bring in recordings; no cover). Fri 8/27, Uncle Boogie Pants. 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 8/20, Crew (Motley Crue tribute), Bad Medicine (Bon Jovi tribute). Sat 8/21, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute), Downpour (AC/DC tribute). Thu 8/26, Killer Stevens. Fri 8/27, Mr. Blotto. Sat 8/28, Third World Zoo Lover, Underwater People. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/20, 220's. Sat 8/21, Drew. Sat 8/28, Skittles. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Velvet Velvet, Memories, Loaded, Best Days Behind, Villains of Verona. Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Close to Home, Third Charm, Fallacy, A Week Long Day, Dying Moment. Sun 8/22, 6:30 PM, October Fall, Big City Dreams, With Regards, Call the Medic, Red Light District. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, PGS, First Impression, Split Decision, Little Blue Taxi, Farewell Valour. Sat 8/28, 5 PM, A Girl Named Craig, Not Too Good, Los Commandantes, Manic Sewing Circle, Royale With Cheese, One for the Books, Take Sides, Dr. Ed & the Flu Shots. 630-221-0667.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Thu 8/26, Gravel Records hip-hop showcase. 847-424-9800.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 8/28, 9:30 PM, Brand Nubian, Dynamic Vibrations, Record Playas. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 8/24, 7:30 PM, AWOL One, 2 Mex, Existero, Dunken Imortal. 312-362-9707.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Sage Francis, Eyedea & Abilities, Molemen, Longshot, Swiss Army, Thaione Davis, Psalm One, J-Direct perform as part of the Interchange Festival hosted by Slug (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 and Sun 8/29, 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: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Earatik Statik, Ed OG, Pace Won, Single Minded Pros, Mass Hysteria. Sat 8/21, 10:30 PM, White Boy, Masters of Conversation, Columbo, Rich Malone, Mobb Life. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sun 8/22, Brispot, Johnny Dangerous. 773-327-2739.

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

BT, PARTICLE, DAN THE AUTOMATOR, CHRIS BERRY & PANJEA, DJ PEAS 18+. Fri 8/27, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

FRANKIE KNUCKLES spins at Chicago SummerDance. Wed 8/25, 6:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Too Much Funk. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Ryan Hagen. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, DJ Mike G. & DJ Theory. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Tuesdays, DJ OuttaControl. Thursdays, 6 PM, DJ OuttaControl; 9 PM, DJ Spin. 847-397-3100.

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). Last Wednesday of every month, midnight, Ralphi Rosario & Izzy spin disco. Thursdays, Heather Doble. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3 spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins hip-hop and house. Sun 8/22, Mel Hammond, Just Kevin, DJ Brian, Lost Monkey. Mondays, John Simmons & Bjak spin at Soul Foundation with weekly guests (no cover). Wednesdays, Dan X & 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 8/29, K'Nex, Keith Whitt, Hyper Harp, RPS, Sticky Fingers. 312-243-1699.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Rockstar. 630-830-7200.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Saturdays, 11 PM, and Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 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. 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 8/23, Cylob (live), DJ Reverend Bob Sinewave, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: No cover. 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. 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 8/26, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Ceasare spins loungecore, bossa nova, rare groove, Latin jazz, and Hammond sounds. Fri 8/27, 10 PM-2 AM, Steve Melvage. Sat 8/28, 10 PM-3 AM, Jesse de la Peña & others spin at "1985." Sun 8/29, 5 PM-2 AM, Bear Who? & Sheik spin hip-hop, R&B, salsa, and merengue. 773-276-1411.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop and old school upstairs; DJ Holland spins on the main floor. Wednesdays, DJ Structure & Mach 1. Thursdays, Scott Margolis. 773-871-0205.

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: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Sixtoo, DJ Signify, Daedelus. 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.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Slim Maybe. Thursdays, Ed Vantage. 312-266-1944.

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.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Hurricane spins downstairs. 847-593-2200.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 8/20, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Manny Lehman. 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 8/27, 10:30 PM-4 AM, David Knapp. 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.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Structure. Saturdays, DJ Hitman. Sundays and Thursdays, Mach 1. 312-337-2583.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (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.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Mach 1. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, Mach 1 & DJ Structure spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-348-5100.

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

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ J Boogie, Aventura. Saturdays, DJ Shaun T. & DJ Fathom spin hip-hop, R&B, house, and funk, DJ Nando with percussionist Felipe Fraga. Wednesdays, Jason Christopher spins Caribbean, reggaeton, Latin house, and hip-hop. 312-828-9000.

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Thu 8/26, Chris Gin. 773-862-8686.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Frankie J. spins salsa and merengue. 312-427-2572.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Sat 8/21, 9 PM, DJ White Russian. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Brian Borden spins house, jazz, and disco. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Sean Alvarez spins house. 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. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Spo, Mr. Greenweedz, AM/PM, PNS, Murray the Magnificent. 773-489-0011.

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 8/22, 10 PM, Peter Margasak. Last Wednesday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Madrid. Sun 8/29, 10 PM, Aaron Miller. 773-276-7036.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/20, Miles Maeda, Lee Foss. Sat 8/21, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 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 8/26, Dee Jay Shuga, Dean James, Sasha Navarro, Lee Foss, Matthew Martin. Fri 8/27, Mark Grant, Margaret Noble. Sat 8/28, John Acquaviva. Sun 8/29, J. Davis Trio, Jesse de la Peña. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/20, Garth Trinidad spins at "Africa Hi-Fi," with resident DJ Ron Trent; Joe Bryl opens. 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." Fourth Wednesday of every month, DJ6X. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/20, Chris Walsh, Johnny Chaos. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23, Jay Prasad. Thu 8/26, John Digweed, Desyn Masiello, Agent 47, Mark Centennial, James Lauer, Mili Sefic, Bucky Fargo, Brian Ffar, David Michael, DJ Flipside. Fri 8/27, Boy George (DJ set), Oscar G., Dean Millward, John Grammatis, Hiroki. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sat 8/21, DJ Stoney, Peter Mavrik, DJ Journey, Heather Doble & others spin hip-hop and house, VJ Riley York. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Terp (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Terp. Thursdays, VJ Boom Boom. 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 8/28, Doormouse, Hedspin & Shuga. 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. Wed 8/25, 9 PM-1:30 AM, Delano Smith, Rick Wilhite, David Chavez, Cordell Johnson & Caswell James spin deep house. 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.

TUMAN'S 2159 W. Chicago: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin. 773-782-1400.

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. Tuesdays, Onefiftyone, DJ Thomas Wax. Wednesdays, Michael Walker. 773-878-1136.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, DJ Structure. 312-266-2114.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). 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, Boy Wonder, Chris Mix, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 8/27, Paul Johnson, Jon Cutler, Sativa, Jay Funk, Jon Huang, Daddy Oh, Kid Inme, Serg Vicious, Unit1, DJ Spydrr. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

LIZ CARROLL, JOHN DALY, KEVIN HENRY & others perform at a tribute to Chief Francis O'Neill. Sat 8/28, 12:30 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

TOM DUNDEE Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

BOB DYLAN & WILLIE NELSON, HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN Wed 8/25, 6:30 PM, O'Brien Field, 730 W. Jefferson, Peoria. 312-559-1212.

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

LOST GHOUL performs string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Lisa Ornstein. Mon 8/23, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

MONEY CREEK BOYS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Watkins. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

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.

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. Thu 8/26, 8:30 PM, Aidan O'Toole. 630-969-0600.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 8/22, Rita Ruby. 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: No cover. Mon 8/23, 8 PM, Peter Nye & friends. 847-256-8870.

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

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 8/22, 4-7 PM, Tue 8/24, 8-11 PM, and Sun 8/29, 4-7 PM, traditional Irish session. Thu 8/26, 8 PM, Rachel Barton. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Liz Carroll. Sat 8/28, 7 PM, Baal Tinne; 9 PM, Bluestack; 11 PM, Cutlass. 773-473-5263.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 8/25, Joe Camarillo spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

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 8/20, Shamrocks in the Wind. Sat 8/21, Johnny Gleason & Ted Healy. Fri 8/27, Dooley Brothers. Sat 8/28, Paddy's Racket. 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, Melissa Greener. 773-465-8005.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Larry O. Dean, Ryan Groff, Shelley Miller & Rachel Ries perform at "Folk You!" 773-935-2118.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Well Hungarians. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Country Sky Band. 312-337-3486.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 8/23, 7 PM, Flook; 9 PM, Jackie Moran, Liz Knowles, Dennis Cahill (no cover). Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Eric Rigler & Bad Haggis with Kathleen Keane. 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. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Dick Solberg & the Sun Mountain Band. Sat 8/28, 4 PM, Clodagh & Sean Ryan lead a children's Irish session. 708-366-8073.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Darol Anger's American Fiddle Ensemble (see Critic's Choice), Sunnyside Up. Fri 8/27, 7 and 10 PM, Del McCoury Band, Wilders. 773-728-6000.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9 PM. Fri 8/20, Wind Gypsy. 847-577-7733.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sun 8/22, 7 PM, songwriter showcase hosted by Brettly of Roundeye, with Joy Truckowski. Tue 8/24, 8:30 PM, Back Porch Ramblers (no cover). Sat 8/28, 7 PM, songwriter showcase hosted by Brettly of Roundeye, with Jamie Nichols. 773-338-9862 or 773-259-6575.

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

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

ALTGELD GARDENS COMMUNITY GOSPEL FEST See Fairs & Festivals.

CHI-WEST BAND Free outdoor concert. Saturdays and Sundays, 7 PM, Garfield Park Social Club, 3526 W. Lake. 773-732-4054.

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH PRAISE BAND Sat 8/28, 5:30 PM, Palatine Community Park, Palatine Rd. & Northwest Hwy., Palatine. 847-358-4600.

JAMES CURLEY BAND Free concert. Fri 8/27, 6:30 PM, Paschen Park, 1932 W. Lunt. 312-742-7865.

B.B. KING, DR. JOHN, SHEMEKIA COPELAND, ELVIN BISHOP & THE MUDDY WATERS BLUES BAND in a benefit for Special Olympics Illinois & the Brittle Bone Foundation. Thu 8/26, 4:30-10:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 888-232-4389.

MARTY SAMMON BAND Free concert. Thu 8/26, 6:30 PM, Seward Park, 375 W. Elm. 312-742-7895.

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.

West Englewood United Organization 8th annual GOSPELFEST See Fairs & Festivals.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tue 8/24, 8:30 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-734-0491.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 8/20, Dave Specter, Lurrie Bell. Sat 8/21, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Tue 8/24, Liz Mandville Greeson hosts the jam. Wed 8/25, Nico Wayne Toussaint. Fri 8/27, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 8/28, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/20, Sat 8/21, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/24, Vino Louden Band with Big Time Sarah. Thursdays, Fri 8/27, and Sat 8/28, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. 312-661-0100.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/20, Charles Wilson (see Critic's Choice). Sat 8/21, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. Sun 8/22, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 8/23, Slam Allen & the Working Man's Blues Band. Tue 8/24, Linsey Alexander. Wed 8/25, Mike Wheeler. Thu 8/26, Lurrie Bell. Fri 8/27, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 8/28, Carl Weathersby. Sun 8/29, Chico Banks. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Leon McNeal, Ricky Allen, ZZ Hill Jr. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Pete Allen & the All-Stars. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 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 8/20, 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. Mon 8/23, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 8/24, Joe Moss. Wed 8/25, Quintus McCormick. Thu 8/26, Dion Payton. Fri 8/27, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sat 8/28, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Jody Williams, Doug McDonald. Sun 8/29, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-427-0333.

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

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/28, Eric Noden. 773-489-4757.

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.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/28, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-516-0300.

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 8/21, 9 PM, Vini & the Demons. 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 8/21, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 8/24, Eric Davis & His New School Blues Band. Thu 8/26, Lenny Spatafore hosts the blues jam. Sat 8/28, Brian Lupo Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/20, No Mercy Band. Sun 8/22, Mississippi Heat. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/24 and Wed 8/25, Blue Mirror Band. Thu 8/26 through Sat 8/28, Chicago Playboys. Sun 8/29, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. 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 8/21, 10 PM, Ben Ruth's Off the Hook Blues Band. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Professor John hosts a "Half Way to Mardi Gras" celebration. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21, Chris Beard. 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 8/27 and Sat 8/28, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. 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.

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

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Together. Tue 8/24, noon, Pete Special Trio. Wed 8/25, 3:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thu 8/26, 3:30 PM, Steve Arvey Band. Fri 8/27, 11 AM, Big Roy. Sun 8/29, 1 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/21, Dave Specter. Sat 8/28, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Sat 8/21, Keith Scott Band. Thu 8/26, Keith Scott Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Thu 8/26, Scott Nev & In the Pocket. 847-243-3700.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21, Tenry Johns. Fri 8/27, Dave Weld. Sat 8/28, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 10 PM, and Fri 8/20, 9:30 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 8/21, 10 PM, Carlos Johnson. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo & Tony Manguillo. Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, Nico Wayne Toussaint. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, James Wheeler. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Thu 8/26, Grana Louise. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 8/20, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 8/21, Pistol Pete. Fri 8/27, Roy Hytower. Sat 8/28, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

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

Jazz

Concerts

CABINET OF DR. CHICAGARI Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Right Brain Loft, 2nd floor, 415 N. Milwaukee. 312-543-7027.

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

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.

PAQUITO D'RIVERA with the Grant Park Orchestra. Wed 8/25, 6:30 PM, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan. 312-742-4763.

DERWIN DAVIS & SYVAD Free concert. Sun 8/29, 2 PM, Woodson Regional Library Auditorium, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

DETOUR with Phil Seed. Thu 8/26, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

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.

BURGESS GARDNER'S WELL-OILED MACHINE performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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

FAREED HAQUE, DAN NIMMER, JAKE VINSEL Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

Holy Family Parish Jazz Festival See Fairs & Festivals.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Free concert. Tue 8/24, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

DAWN HOLT LAUBER Free concert. Fri 8/27, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

MONTZKA BROTHERS Free concert. Tue 8/24, 12:15 PM, Millennium Monument, Michigan & Randolph. 312-744-6630.

JOANIE PALLATTO & SPARROW WITH THE MACHINE BAND Free concert. Tue 8/24, 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.

JUDY ROBERTS & GREG FISHMAN Wed 8/25, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

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.

MALACHI THOMPSON'S FREEBOP BAND WITH DEE ALEXANDER & TIMUEL BLACK Tue 8/24, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-536-6555.

ED WILKERSON/NICOLE MITCHELL QUARTET Sun 8/22, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-288-1640.

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 8/20 and Sat 8/21, Detour. Sun 8/22 through Sat 8/28, Bobby Lewis. Sun 8/29, Bobby Hutton. 312-751-2433.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 8/24, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-334-4040.

BANDERA 535 N. Michigan: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 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.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Quartet. 630-574-2155.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Sun 8/22, 8 PM, Rothenberg Duo. 847-256-8870.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM; all-ages. Fri 8/20, Asscopter. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sat 8/21, 9 PM, Bob Centano Quartet. 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 8/20, Mike Frost Trio. Sat 8/21, BMR Trio. Fri 8/27, Alison Ruble Duo. 630-584-2100.

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

CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1601 N. Clark: Thu 8/26, 6 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 312-642-4600.

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 8/20 and Sat 8/28, Dede Sampaio Trio. Sat 8/21, Ed Coward Trio. Tue 8/24, Dave Allen. Wed 8/25, Dan Myers. Thu 8/26, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 8/27, Greg Vasquez 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: Sat 8/21 and Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Spider Saloff. Wed 8/25, 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 8/24, 9:30 PM, Dragons 1976. Wed 8/25, 9:30 PM, Jon Mueller & Steve Nelson-Rainey, Jeff Parker & Michael Reed. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music on the deck at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/20, Andy Meacham Trio. Sat 8/21, Montage. Fri 8/27, John Mose Trio. Sat 8/28, Terry Andrew Duo with Catia Mann. 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 8/22, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 8/29, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/20 and Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Eldee Young Trio. 773-725-1300.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Kristi Merideth. Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Vincent Allen Trio. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Ken Shiokawa. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Demos Petropoulos. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Birdwatch. 773-262-5767.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, David Basse & City Light with Bill Goodwin. Sun 8/22, 8 PM, Tom Muellner Trio with Arlene Bardelle (no cover). 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 8/20, 9 PM, and Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/22, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 8/23, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 8/25, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, and Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Gary Bartz & Billy Harper. Sun 8/29, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio (Johnny Mercer tribute). 773-878-5552.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thursdays, 9:45 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. 773-227-4433.

HOTEL BAKER 100 Main, Saint Charles: Wed 8/25, 8 PM, Guy Fricano Ensemble performs in the Rainbow Room. 630-584-2100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 8/24, 9:30 PM, Paul Velat & friends. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Jim Baker, David Boykin & Steve Hunt. 773-772-9970.

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

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 8/20 through Sun 8/22, Roy Haynes Quartet. Tue 8/24 through Sun 8/29, Donald Harrison Quintet (see Critic's Choice). 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 8/20, 10 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Sat 8/28, 9:30 PM, Ron Surace Trio. 773-348-7592.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar. Thu 8/26, 9 PM, Elaine Dame with the Mike Cunningham Trio (no cover). 312-266-1414.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, John Clayton & Jack Scott. 708-366-8073.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Fri 8/20, 10 PM, Chris Greene. Sat 8/28, 10:30 PM, Fareed Haque Quartet. 773-764-8900.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 8/21, 3:30 PM, Rankinfyle. 312-595-7437.

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 8/25, Paulinho Garcia. Thu 8/26, Dennis Luxion. 312-787-9596.

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

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 8/20, Lucy Smith Quartet. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 8/27, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sat 8/28, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 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 8/20, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Sat 8/21, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. Mondays, Joan Hickey Trio. Tuesdays, Don Stiernberg Trio. Fri 8/27, Dave Specter Organ Trio. Sat 8/28, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 847-243-3700.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/20, Scott Burns Quartet. Sat 8/21, Julia Huff 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 8/27, Elaine Dame Quartet. Sat 8/28, Claudia Perez 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. Fourth Tuesday of every month, Sueños. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Fri 8/20, 9 PM, Denise LaGrassa. 773-348-7291.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Thu 8/26, 11 PM, Jeff Parker, Jason Ajemian & Nori Tanaka. 773-276-7036.

LOS ROSALES 2032 N. Damen: Sundays, 4-8 PM, Vince Willis. 773-489-7418.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 8/28, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 8/21, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sun 8/22, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia. Sat 8/28, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 8/29, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. 312-787-9596.

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, 9 PM, Asscopter. Thu 8/26, 9:30 PM, Phil Schurger Quartet with Greg Ward & Marcus Evans. 773-862-3616.

TSUKI 1443 W. Fullerton: Japanese restaurant and lounge. Thursdays, 10 PM, Gary Tu & Eric Sittner. 773-883-8722.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. 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 8/20, 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. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 8/27, Kali Fasteau, Mwata Bowden. Sat 8/28, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. 312-791-9050.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 8/27, 7 PM, John Connolly Trio. 630-663-9467.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 8/26, ESP Jazz Band. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Mon 8/23, 8 PM, Doug Stone Big Band performs at a jam session hosted by Dave Miller. 630-221-0667.

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

International

Concerts

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

JESUS ENRIQUEZ Y SU ORQUESTA perform at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Fri 8/27, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BEBEL GILBERTO See Critic's Choice. Mon 8/23, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GINZA HOLIDAY FESTIVAL features taiko drumming and odori performances as well as arts and crafts exhibits, martial arts demonstrations, and food. See Fairs & Festivals. Fri 8/20, 5:30 PM, and Sat 8/21 and Sun 8/22, 11:30 AM, Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 N. Menomonee. 312-943-7801.

JAOJOBY performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). See Critic's Choice. Thu 8/26, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

NAHUI OLLIN CEREMONIAL DANCERS OF MEXICO Free performance. Fri 8/27, 12:15 PM, Millennium Monument, Michigan & Randolph. 312-744-6630.

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.

RUSSIAN WOMEN'S MELODY CHOIR Free concert. Tue 8/24, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

TOM SHARPE performs, with Middle Eastern dancer Kriya; free concert. Wed 8/25, 7 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

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.

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. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: 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). Wed 8/25, 8:30 PM, Jaojoby (see Critic's Choice). Sat 8/28, 10:30 PM, Super Uba y Conjunto with "El Bachatin" (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

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

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae. Thu 8/26, 8 PM, Zutano. 773-764-8900.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 8/28, 3:30 PM, Caliente. 312-595-7437.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Thu 8/26, 8 PM, Las Guitarras de España, Andres Castillo. 773-929-3680.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/20, Gizzae. Sat 8/21, Marimba Africa, Universal Expression. Sundays, Gizzae, Baha Men. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, Wicked Face & Shock Wave spin dancehall. Fri 8/27, Hydro. Sat 8/28, Urban Sound, Baaro. 773-327-4273.

Classical

HEJIN BAE & SUZANNE SHIELDS violin & mezzo soprano, in a free concert. Mon 8/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BRUCE J. BARBER II & BERNARD ZINCK organ & violin, in a free concert (Handel, DiBlasio, Rheinberger). Tue 8/24, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 8/25, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

MIN-JU CHOI piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mendelssohn, Messiaen, Liszt). Wed 8/25, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOYCE DIDONATO, BRIAN ZEGER & FRANCIS SHELLY mezzo-soprano, piano & flute (Haydn, Rossini, Obradors, Heggie, Bernstein). Mon 8/23, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

KHELI FIADJOE piano. Fri 8/27, 7 PM, Soka Gakkai International, 1455 S. Wabash. 312-913-1211.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan: Fri 8/20, 6:30 PM, and Sat 8/21, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with baritone Nathan Gunn, soprano Erin Marie Wall, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, the National Collegiate Chorale of Scotland, the Grant Park Chorus & the Chicago Children's Choir (Britten, War Requiem). See Critic's Choice. Fri 8/27, 6:30 PM, Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/29, 3 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton Pine (Corigliano, Mahler). 312-742-4763.

HIGHLAND PARK OPERA THEATRE performs Mozart's The Magic Flute in a children's performance. Sat 8/21, 10:30 AM and 12:30 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 8/22, 4 PM, Russell Wiesmann. Sun 8/29, 4 PM, Donald K. Fellows. 312-664-6963.

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

l'opera piccola Richard Boldrey conducts Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.

Sat 8/21, 7:30 PM, Sun 8/22, 3 PM, and Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre,2936 N. Southport. 312-560-1072.

PACIFICA QUARTET Sat 8/28, 7 PM, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods Rd. between Half Day Rd. (Rte. 22) & Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. 847-968-3321.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Wed 8/25, 8 PM, John Mauceri, conductor, with the Peking Acrobats. Sun 8/29, 5 PM, David Alan Miller conducts Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. 847-266-5100.

In-Stores

BLUE-EYED SON Wed 8/25, 1 PM, Rock Records, 175 W. Washington. 312-346-3489.

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

LACUNA COIL Mon 8/23, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

SUSAN MAY Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ALICE PEACOCK performs and reads stories at a "Rock for Reading" event. Sat 8/21, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 755 W. North. 312-266-8060.

HEATHER STYKA Sat 8/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

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

BRIAN WHITMAN Fri 8/20, 6 PM, Roughmix Records, 121 Hale, Wheaton. 630-871-0157.

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 8/25, 8:30 PM, open mike with Vernam Cipher. 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.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Wed 8/25, open stage. 773-489-4757.

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.

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

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.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Thu 8/26, open stage with Susan Brown. 219-464-4700.

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

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 8/25, 9 PM, open mike with Martin Gollogly. 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.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-338-9862 or 773-259-6575.

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.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Thu 8/26, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). Fri 8/27, 8 PM, acoustic open mike. 630-969-9720.

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.

BUCKTOWN ARTS FEST Senior Citizens Park, Oakley & Lyndale: Sat 8/28, 1 PM, Broken Radio; 2 PM, David Singer & the Sweet Science; 3 PM, Tim Menard & the Flying Nowakowski Brothers; 4 PM, Mark Anderson Band; 5 PM, Big Breakfast; 6 PM, Returnables. Sun 8/29, 1 PM, Siblings; 2 PM, Gina McLaughlin; 3 PM, Fallen Angels; 4 PM, My Damn Butterfly; 5 PM, Anne Harris; 6 PM, John Kimler. Festival also features theater & dance performances, poetry readings & children's entertainment. 312-409-8305.

CARIFETE Midway Plaisance between Cottage Grove & Stony Island: Sat 8/21, 11 AM-9 PM, Krosfayah, Scrunter, Sacal Steel Band, 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, Umphrey's McGee, Frisbie, Dick Prall. 312-458-9401.

EDISON PARK FEST Olmsted & Oshkosh: Fri 8/20, 5:15 PM, the Blast; 7:45 PM, Mr. Hand. Sat 8/21, noon, Chuck & Friends; 1:45 PM, Bopology; 3:30 PM, Ted Ansani; 6 PM, Ripleys; 8 PM, Covergurl. Sun 8/22, noon, Dan Darrah, Joel Frankel; 1:45 PM, Take Two; 3:30 PM, Mr. Myers; 7 PM, Rhythm City. 773-631-0063.

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.

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO THE MIDWEST Block 37, Washington & State: Sat 8/28, noon, Trio Mizan with Howard Levy; 2:25 PM, Sarah Aroeste Band; 3:30 PM, Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian Ensemble; 6 PM, Bandoleros. Sun 8/29, noon, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; 2:25 PM, Sarah Aroeste Band; 3:30 PM, Salaam Middle Eastern Music Ensemble; 4:45 PM, Munshid Abdelfattah Bennis, Lior Elmalich, Anda-El, East-West Orchestra, Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble. Festival also features dance & storytelling performances. 773-929-0224.

GINZA HOLIDAY FESTIVAL Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee: Fri 8/20, 8:50 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group. Sat 8/21, 1 PM, Ho-Etsu Daiko/Dharma School Taiko Group; 4:45 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group; 6:50 PM, Kogen Taiko Group. Festival also features dance performances & martial arts demonstrations. 312-943-7801.

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. Fri 8/20, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: noon, Steve Dawson & Diane Christiansen. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western: 9 PM, Bobby Conn, M's, Sam Prekop. 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.

QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE PARISH FEST & CARNIVAL Avers between 71st & 72nd: Thu 8/26, 6 PM, Five Guys Named Moe. Fri 8/27, 6 PM, Ritmo Band. Sat 8/28, 3:30 PM, Gustavo; 6 PM, Covergurl. Sun 8/29, 3:30 PM, Los Palmeros; 6 PM, Together. 773-582-4662.

ROCK FOR READING on the grounds of New City YMCA, Clybourn & Halsted: Sat 8/28, noon-10:30 PM, Alice Peacock, Robert Cornelius, Michael McDermott, Otis Clay, Kelly Hogan, Carlos Ortega, Rick Nielsen, Kurt Elling, Von Freeman, Robbie Fulks, Ralph Covert, Nora O'Connor, Jessy Dixon, Underwater People, Nicholas Tremulis, Cathy Richardson, Giant Step, Scott Lucas, Jim Peterik, Ella Jenkins, Akuba's Dream with Cynthia Von Orthal, John Storms-Rohm, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-868-3010.

ST. DANIEL THE PROPHET ANNUAL FAMILY FEST St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 5330 S. Nashville: Fri 8/20, 8 PM, Cover Girl. Sat 8/21, 4 PM, One More Tyme; 8 PM, Infinity. Sun 8/22, 2 PM, Ampol-Aires; 7:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). 773-586-1223.

TASTE OF AUSTIN Columbus Park, 5701 W. Jackson: Fri 8/20, 4:15 PM, S.I.C.; 4:30 PM, Renegades; 4:45 PM, Brown Sugar; 5:15 PM, F.I.O.; 5:45 PM, Marz; 6 PM, Chi-Town Gorillaz; 6:30 PM, Sadie T; 6:45 PM, Armed & Dangerous; 7 PM, Any Means Necessary; 7:15 PM, Renee Mathew; 7:30 PM, Rico; 8 PM, Stratus; 8:15 PM, Vell Yung; 8:30 PM, Jam Factory All-Star Band; 9 PM, Nova Illa; 9:15 PM, Bennie Frank. Sat 8/21, 2 PM, T-Man; 2:30 PM, Jasmine; 2:45 PM, I.N.K.; 3:15 PM, Miranda; 3:30 PM, Fella; 3:45 PM, Deverin; 4 PM, Kenyatta Lambert, Reap, Zero, Yari; 4:30 PM, I.B.U.; 4:45 PM, Law; 5:15 PM, Icky Da Nasty Flow, Trigga; 5:30 PM, Tiffani Davis; 6 PM, Eric Coleman & Deeso Records; 6:15 PM, Rico, Affirmative Action; 6:30 PM, Black Majik; 7 PM, Main Attraction, Sweet Dreams; 7:15 PM, U.N.I.; 7:30 PM, Ron Simpkins & Silky Smooth Productions; 7:45 PM, Lotus Mob; 8 PM, Big Bear; 8:15 PM, Ace, Ladi Lyke; 8:30 PM, Lynda West; 8:45 PM, Nova Illa; 9 PM, Crucial Conflict; 9:15 PM, D.O.D. Sun 8/22, 2:30-5 PM, area gospel choirs; 5:30 PM, Kamilah Collins; 6 PM, Committed II Christ; 6:30 PM, Malcolm Little; 7:30 PM, Travis Douglas & Determined. 773-378-9544.

27TH WARD STAY IN SCHOOL PICNIC Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph: Sat 8/28, 10:30 AM, Soldierz at War; 10:45 AM, Noel Soul; 11 AM, Ace One; 11:15 AM, J.B.; 11:30 AM, 100 Dollar; 11:45 AM, Princess; 12:25 PM, Y.Q.; 12:40 PM, Lavell; 12:55 PM, White Chalk; 1:10 PM, Tre Soul; 1:25 PM, Creepin' Up; 1:55 PM, Project Mayhem; 2:55 PM, Griz; 3:10 PM, Big Hus F, True Enuff; 3:40 PM, Conspiracy Theory; 3:55 PM, Drastic; 4:10 PM, Illanotix; 4:15 PM, Malik Yusef; 4:30 PM, K-Fox. 312-432-1995.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL features music on two Grant Park stages. Sat 8/28, Ford Motor Stage, Columbus & Jackson: 10:40 AM, Buscando Estrellas; 11:40 AM, Mañoso Musical; 12:25 PM, Latin Experience; 1:10 PM, Caliente; 1:55 PM, Mike Roman & the Tellstars with Jose Chepito Areas, Mike Shrieve & Armando Peraza; 2:40 PM, Axe Bahia. Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus & Jackson: 2:20 PM, Don Abusivo; 3:05 PM, El Chicano; 4:10 PM, Yamil with Mariachi Zapopan; 4:50 PM, Alicia Machado; 5:35 PM, Paloma with Mariachi Zapopan; 6:30 PM, Ashley; 7:35 PM, Los Mora Arriaga; 8:35 PM, Tony Vega. Sun 8/29, Ford Motor Stage, Columbus & Jackson: 10:45 AM, Buscando Estrellas; 11:50 AM, David Contreras; 12:35 PM, Los Pecados de Maria; 1:20 PM, Ricky Luis; 2:15 PM, Movin' On. Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus & Jackson: 2:20 PM, Super Uba y el Bachatin; 3:10 PM, Obie Bermudez; 3:55 PM, Frankie Negron; 4:55 PM, Axe Bahia; 5:30 PM, Alacranes Musical; 6:30 PM, Juan Mendoza with Mariachi Zapopan; 7:40 PM, Ednita Nazario; 8:30 PM, Montez de Durango. 312-744-3370.

WEST ENGLEWOOD UNITED ORGANIZATION 8TH ANNUAL GOSPELFEST 1656 W. 63rd: Sat 8/21, noon-7:30 PM, Nu Vision, Arthur Sutton & Gift of Praise, First Fruit, Gospel Soul Revivals, Apostolic, Greater Mt. Zion Team Cupcake Choirs, Anointed Voices of Hope, Shute Family, Sax Preacher, Gospel Motion of Praises & others. 773-778-2811 or 773-396-1024.

Miscellaneous

EUGENE KWOK Sun 8/22, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 847-324-3126.

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