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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

JASON ANDERSON, SWIMMER MISSING, HELIGOATS, RABBITS All-ages. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, 2315 Gallery, 2315 W. Huron. www.mpshows.com.

ERYKAH BADU, NINA SKY 18+. Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 877-259-5299 or 312-559-1212.

TONY BENNETT Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO CHICKS Free concert. Fri 9/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

COASTERS, DRIFTERS, PLATTERS Sun 9/19, 3 and 7 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

MORRIS DAY & THE TIME, DE LA SOUL 18+. Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 877-259-5299 or 312-559-1212.

DENNY DIAMOND (NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE) Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900.

JULIA FORDHAM Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Black Orchid, 230 W. North. 312-944-6200 or 312-559-1212.

FOURPLAY Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

GELHEADS, SWIZZLE TREE, SUPER FRI, FIFTH WALL, PGS Benefit for the American Cancer Society. Sat 9/18, 8 PM, student center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-325-7664.

PAUL GRAJEK, MATT MINCHEW Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Acoustic Music Gallery, United Church of Christ, 15 W 100 Plainfield, Burr Ridge. 630-654-4544.

GREEN DAY All-ages. Sat 9/18, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HIERONYMUS ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Sound Gallery, 1821 W. North. 773-235-8472.

LAURYN HILL, LIFE 18+. Sun 9/19, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 877-259-5299 or 312-559-1212.

NORAH JONES & THE HANDSOME BAND, AMOS LEE Sun 9/12, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

KEANE, FRENCH KICKS All-ages. Sun 9/19, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LEFTOVER CRACK, STOCKYARD STOICS All-ages. Fri 9/17, 6 PM, Knights of Columbus, 15 N. Hickory, Arlington Heights. 847-255-4483.

OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA See Spot Check. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LITTLE DIRT Free concert. Thu 9/16, 9 PM, the Bog, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3201 S. State. 312-567-3700.

KT MCCAMMOND, NAN MASON, DARYL NITZ, JIM ROLLINS, AUDREY MORRIS perform in "Everything Old Is New Again: A Musical Tribute to Peter Allen." Sun 9/19, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, CATHY RICHARDSON, REYNA LARSON Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

MEGON MCDONOUGH, DON STIERNBERG Fri 9/10, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

TONY ORLANDO A postshow reception benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

A PERFECT MURDER, DONNYBROOK, OUT OF NOWHERE, LOVE MOVEMENT, LOVE IS RED, POUND FOR POUND, NOT ENOUGH GOLD Sun 9/12, 5 PM, Knights of Columbus, 15 N. Hickory, Arlington Heights. 847-255-4483.

SUZANNE PETRI TRIO, ANDREW FRAKER perform at American Theater Company's 20th anniversary celebration "Made in America." Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Chicago Fine Arts Exchange, 815 W. Chicago. 773-929-1031.

ANGIE STONE, ANTHONY HAMILTON Sun 9/12, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DEREK TRUCKS BAND, FRANK BANG'S SECRET STASH 18+. Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Tackhead (see Spot Check). Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Brothers Past, Baldwin Brothers (18+). Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Young Dubliners, Sandcarvers. Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners (in the pub). Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Rosenbergs, Tristen, Celestial Static. Sat 9/18, 9 PM, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Sunshine Fix, Catfish Haven, New Constitution (18+). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fri 9/10, midnight, Christina Milian. 847-397-3100.

BASE BAR Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan: Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Gayle Ritt. 312-345-1000.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Dragonfly Red, Dynamos, Easy Tiger. Mon 9/13, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Wed 9/15, 9 PM, Sally, Those Who Wait, Flies in Eden, Fetor (acoustic set). Thu 9/16, 9 PM, Native Fiction. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/10, Liquid Thread, Drawl. Sat 9/11, More Life Experience. Mon 9/13, Mental Graffiti. Thu 9/16, Consold, We Kidnap Frisone This Afternoon. Fri 9/17, Dave Trantille. 773-770-2039.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Wed 9/15, 9 PM, Cheating Kay. 773-472-1502.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Viva L'American Deathray Music, Headache City, Hirudin. Sat 9/11, 5 PM, Gasoline Fight, Sweet Cobra, Akimbo, Shot Baker (all-ages); 10 PM, Faith and the Muse. Sun 9/12, 8 PM, Les Savy Fav, Detachment Kit, Smoke and Smoke (18+). Mon 9/13, 8 PM, Braves, My Secret Service, Atari Star. Tue 9/14, 8 PM, Vibrators, Manhandlers (see Spot Check), Plastik Explosives (18+). Wed 9/15, 8 PM, live karaoke, Cooler by the Lake (18+). Thu 9/16, 8 PM, Engine Down, These Arms Are Snakes (see Spot Check), the Reputation (18+). Fri 9/17, 7 PM, Von Bondies, Auf Der Maur, the Sun (all-ages). Sat 9/18, 5 PM, Toasters, Lord Mike's Dirty Calypsonians, New Blood Revival (all-ages); 10 PM, TRS-80, Del Rey, Conifer. Sun 9/19, 8 PM, Nebula, Cobra Verde, Pines. 773-975-0505 or 800-594-8499.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 9/10, 8:30 PM, Jim O'Connell & friends. Tue 9/14, 8 PM, John McHugh. Fri 9/17, 8:30 PM, Goldman. Sat 9/18, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Neverly Brothers. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Sundresses. 312-922-6392.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant with music from 6-9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Jim Rollins. Tuesdays, Peter Polzak. Wednesdays, Suzanne Palmer. 312-346-3500.

CERES CAFE 141 W. Jackson: Bar and restaurant with music outdoors at 4:30 PM. Fri 9/10, Summer of Love performs at an Oktoberfest celebration. 312-427-7440.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sun 9/12, 6:30 PM, the Tony Smith Show (no cover). Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wed 9/15, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/10, Stuart Chaseman, Buzz Hunter. 773-338-4933.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 9/18, 8:30 PM, Pimps. 847-836-8820.

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

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Fri 9/10, 6 PM, Ryan Miller & Johnny G. Mondays, 8 PM, Fulton County Line. Fri 9/17, 6 PM, Nashvillains. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/10, Chris Long, Malpractice Ltd., Segway, Al Weber. Sat 9/11 and Thursdays, Spazmatics. Wednesdays and Sat 9/18, Blazing Saddles. Fri 9/17, Rich Hardesty. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 9/10, 10:30 PM, Fabulous Janes. Sat 9/11, 10:30 PM, 16 Candles. Fri 9/17, 10:30 PM, live karaoke with Liquid Courage. Sat 9/18, 10:30 PM, Covergurl. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/10 and Fri 9/17, 10:30 PM, Amy Cole & Paul Marinaro perform "Get Your Kicks: The Music of Bobby Troup & Julie London." Sat 9/11 and Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Justin Hayford (Fred Astaire tribute); 10:30 PM, Weird Sisters. Sun 9/12, 7 PM, Justin Komito. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm (in the Chaise Lounge). Thu 9/16, 8 PM, Ralph Covert. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 9/12, DJ Mike Miller. Mon 9/13, DJ Andy spins punk. Tue 9/14, Mike Cook. Wed 9/15, Scott Cizek spins rockabilly. Thu 9/16, DJ Travis. Sun 9/19, DJ Live Snakes. 773-472-2771.

DON ROTH'S BLACKHAWK 61 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 847-537-5800.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, the Slip, Benevento/Russo Duo. Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Straight Jack, Devil May Care, Premium, Freak Magnet, Francois Dillinger. Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Calexico. Tue 9/14, 9 PM, the Like Young, Blackouts, Rosebuds, Naughty Candy. Wed 9/15, 9 PM, Voodoo Kings, Urban Funk Ordinance, Pomeroy, Rob Waller Band. Thu 9/16, 9 PM, Haymarket Riot, Riddle of Steel, Bear Claw, Rollo Tomasi. Fri 9/17, 9 PM, Fashion Bomb, Flatline, Heavils. Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Stellar Road, Buddy Nuisance, Light FM, Air This Side of Caution, DJ Tankboy. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/10, Retroactive. Sat 9/11, Boyzz of Dirt. Fri 9/17, Piano Man. Sat 9/18, Insomnia. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Then Again, Otherwise Civilized. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Underwater People. Wed 9/15, 10 PM, Covergurl. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Blazing Saddles. Sat 9/18, 10:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Sunday Morning Chameleon, Marigold Engine, Sons of the Stage, Lynn Thompson. Sat 9/11, 8:45 PM, Rebecca F., Legendary Slacks, Sancocho, Michael Blumberg. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Sumo. Wed 9/15, 9:15 PM, Drowning Wallace, Kelly Steward. Thu 9/16, 9 PM, Wonka, Raised on Zenith, Strawberry Burn. Fri 9/17, 9 PM, Free Wheels, 7th Kind, Chinchilla Fury. Sat 9/18, 9:40 PM, 8th Grade, Microchimp, Michelle Cross, Liz Larin. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Effigies (see Spot Check), Vee Dee, Krunchies. Sat 9/11, 9:30 PM, Red Krayola (see Critic's Choice), Make Believe, Darling. Sun 9/12, 9:30 PM, Those Peabodys, Narrator, Holy Fire. Mon 9/13, 9:30 PM, To Live and Shave in L.A. with Rat Bastard, Don Fleming, Mark Morgan, Andrew WK, Ben Wolcott & Tom Smith; Yakuza and Inshi open. Tue 9/14, 9 PM, Bad Vibes, Last of the Showmen, Rubies, Flabby Hoffman. Wed 9/15, 9:30 PM, the Ex (see Critic's Choice), Triage. Thu 9/16, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, M83 (see Critic's Choice), Ulrich Schnauss. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Fiery Furnaces, White Magic, Manishevitz. Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Dead Moon, Bible of the Devil, Locked Sound. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/11, Cammi's NRG. Sat 9/18, Whiskey Sin. 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.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, JP & the Cats. Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Mysteries & Mayhem. Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Slip Mickey. Sat 9/18, 9 PM, Mother Was Right. 847-593-2200.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Jon Dee Graham (see Spot Check), Devil in a Woodpile. Thu 9/16, 9 PM, Jack Straw, A.J. Roach. Fri 9/17, 9:30 PM, G.B. Leighton, Triptones. Sat 9/18, 9:30 PM, Waco Brothers, Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Air This Side of Caution. Fri 9/17, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Peven Everett & Seance Divine. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/10, Mythic Figs, Jack Crofoot, Pot Luck, Fairly Unbalanced & the Illustrated Horsey Show. Sat 9/11, Commodes. Mon 9/13, Meta-Stable Zoo. Wed 9/15, Nancy Connelly hosts a songwriters' showcase. Fri 9/17, Jack Crofoot, Nancy Connelly. Sat 9/18, 50-Pound Head, Triar for a Day. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/11, John Vinopal. Sat 9/18, Mike Gertz Band. 847-705-0555.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Rico. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, the Gathering. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 9/12, 7 PM, C.R. Avery performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam, with poet Mary Hawley. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 9/11, Big Breakfast, Mark Watson Band, Enamor. Thu 9/16, Critical Mass. Fri 9/17, Anne Harris, Jenn Cristy. Sat 9/18, Goldstars, Mark Sheehy, Lynn Thompson. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/16, Celestial Static, 9-Fifty, Regels. 312-943-2252.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/10 and Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Bobby Conn, Diane Izzo, Vernon Tonges & others perform at the variety showcase "Now Do You Believe Me?" hosted by Cheryl Trykv. Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Pearly Sweets, Adam Fitz. Sat 9/11, 9:30 PM, Secret Tunnel. Wed 9/15, 10:30 PM, DJ Matt Fields. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Health and Beauty, DR Sax. Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Thin Man, Dorian Taj, DJ Treetop Lover. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Stellar Road, Dark Green Bottles, Medicine Hat. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Catfish Jenkins, Licks, Aya Sofia. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Shad, Out for Hours. 773-929-0944.

HOTEL BAKER 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music on the patio at 6 PM; no cover. Fri 9/10 and Fri 9/17, Paul Willaert. Sat 9/11, Breakin' Strings. Sat 9/18, Kevin Conlin Duo. 630-584-2100.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/10 and Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Michael Schenker Group, Uli John Roth, Enuff Z'nuff. Wed 9/15, 9 PM, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Javier (18+). Fri 9/17, 9 PM, Collective Soul. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/10, MSB. Sat 9/11, Matt Wolf Band. Thu 9/16, Chris Shaffer. Fri 9/17, Mahp. Sat 9/18, Fat Sandwich. 312-245-0333.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wed 9/15, Natural Blonde. 312-337-2583.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Saps, Delafields, Trim. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Dugout, Dyslexic Apaches, Gringo Starr, Ruth Buzzy, Snaklab All-Tsars, Texpert, Woolworthy, the Artist Formally Known as Vince with the Led Zeppelin Live Experience and Busker Soundcheck members Chris Klein & Dan Sopher (each band will play a Busker Soundcheck song at a benefit for guitarist Paul Kamp). Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Trainwreck. Tue 9/14, 9 PM, Kick the Cat, Bad Dog. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Cordy, Favorite Saints, Bound Stems. Sun 9/19, 8 PM, Nektar, Caravan. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Limbeck, the Changes, Satellite 66, Spindle, Sleep Station (18+). Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Killers, Ambulance Ltd. (sold out). Tue 9/14, 6:30 PM, Home Grown, Spitalfield, Denver Harbor, Halifax (all-ages). Wed 9/15, 8 PM, Scissor Sisters, DJ Sammy Jo (18+). Thu 9/16, 6:30 PM, Suicide Machines, Planet Smashers, Bang! Bang! (all-ages). Fri 9/17, 6:30 PM, Local H, Outlaw Family Band, Streetwisemen (all-ages). Sat 9/18, 7 PM, Kill Hannah, Seymour Glass, Tommie Sunshine (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Waterdawgs. 847-362-6688.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Thu 9/16, 10 PM, Preston Klik's Ritual. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 9/11, Heathens. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/10, 24 Elsinor. Sat 9/11, George Glass Band. Tue 9/14, Dave Calloway. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 9/17, Loose Screws. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/10, Sequoia, Enemy Sun, Worker & Parasite. Sat 9/11, Manaconda, Mucus, Love Dictators. Wed 9/15, Input Output. 773-486-7774.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute), Kevin M. Buck, Leyden Moon. Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Skank, Rosedales, Pist. 773-794-1317.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 9/11, 11 PM, Fareed Haque Group. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Rockit Girl, Textbook, Milk at Midnight, Cats Not Dogs, DJ Tankboy. 773-489-0011.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/11, 7:30 PM, Nick Lowe (see Critic's Choice), Geraint Watkins (see Critic's Choice; sold out). Sun 9/12, 7 PM, Mammals (see Spot Check), Steppin' in It. Wed 9/15, 8:30 PM, Joe Vasconcellos performs at the Latin folk music and dance showcase "La Peña." 773-728-6000.

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

115 BOURBON STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Mark Shurilla (Buddy Holly tribute), Lightning and Thunder (Neil Diamond tribute) perform in celebration of Buddy Holly's birthday. 708-388-8881.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9 PM. Fri 9/17, 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 9/10, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 9/11, American Draft. Sun 9/12, Craig Moorefield. Wed 9/15, Bakelite '78. Thu 9/16, Flabby Hoffman. Fri 9/17, Texpert. Sat 9/18, Bargain Brodus. Sun 9/19, Sunday Night Trio. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, live karaoke. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 9/10, Soul Papas. Sat 9/11, Back Alley. Fri 9/17, JP & the Cats. 815-477-0340.

POTBELLY 3424 N. Southport: Fridays, noon-3 PM, Nicole Novicks. 773-289-1807.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-348-7291.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. 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). Thu 9/16, 9 PM, Patchouli. 312-492-6100.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Fri 9/10, 7:30 PM, Slow to Speak (no cover). Fri 9/17, 7:30 PM, Jay Mathes (no cover). 847-823-3634.

SCHIZOCLUB GALLERY 2054 W. Chicago: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Schizowave, Radiant Darling (benefit for Fred Burkhart, preceded by a reception at 6 PM with an exhibit of Burkhart's photos and drawings entitled "Two-Dimensional Women"). Sun 9/12, 8 PM, Anand Bhatt. 312-498-3547.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Om Trio, Somewhere in Between. Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Husbands (see Spot Check), Red Eyed Legends, Hyper Viper (18+). Mon 9/13, 9 PM, Impossible Shapes, Static Films, Astronomer (18+). Wed 9/15, 8 PM, Fruit, Laura Love Duo. Thu 9/16, 8 PM, Thomas Dunning's Hoot Night. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Divine Comedy, Polly Paulusma; 10:30 PM, Webb Brothers (DJ set), Frisbie (DJ set; upstairs; no cover). Sun 9/19, 7:30 PM, Phantom Planet (all-ages; 9/19 with the Like, sold out; 9/20 with Sahara Hotnights). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Thu 9/16, Lubriphonic. Sun 9/19, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 9/16, Neil Rose Band. 312-441-9334.

SOUL CAFE 1301 W. Hollywood: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Christopher Becerra & KR Randen perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Katie Reider performs at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-907-9306.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Thin Man, Bitter Tears, Low Rent. Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Tenki, Canasta, Stephanie Morris & the Rest. Mon 9/13, 9 PM, Thunderwing, American Minor, Sleepers. Wed 9/15, 9 PM, Mad Hornet, Swell, Cosmic Haze. Thu 9/16, 9 PM, Licks, Mabel. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Gore Gore Girls, Bang! Bang!, Camaro Rouge, Dirty Things. Sat 9/18, 9:30 PM, Civilized Age, Gris Gris, Magnus, Plastic Crimewave Sound. Sun 9/19, 9 PM, Twistin' Tarantulas, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, 7 Shot Screamers, Forgotten Four. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Marshall Hanbury, Jim Gilmour, Speechwriters LLC, Ana Porter. Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Beau Kinstler, Teflons. Sun 9/12, 7 PM, Sweet Hello, Jan Smith, Joanna James. Tue 9/14, 8 PM, Tony Presley, Dan Solomon. Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Javier Mendoza Band, Andrew Kerr. Sat 9/18, 7 PM, Leo, Beth Amsel, Katie Reider. Sun 9/19, 7 PM, Jade & Buddy, Cameron Martin Cochran, Katie Day Good. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/10, Last of the Innocents, Reptoids, Logic of Elliott. Sat 9/11, Huge Pontoons, Devil Ether, Conscious Pool, Triptych. Fri 9/17, Half Mad Poet, Those Kids, Binky Tunny. Sat 9/18, Power King. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band. Saturdays, 8 PM, Jen Porter; 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.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Charly & Jr. Lopez spin rock, pop, merengue, bachata, and cumbia. 847-969-1602.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/10, Bellevue Suite, Lounge Puppets. Sat 9/11, Generations. Thu 9/16, Kneebenders, Adam & the Go Comets. Fri 9/17, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 9/18, Second Opinion. 630-264-2739.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/10, Fareed Haque. Sat 9/11, Red Chemist, Melanie Fisher Experience. Tue 9/14, Hello Dave. Wed 9/15, John Wasem. Thu 9/16, Goat Motor, Freespace. Fri 9/17, Smoke Off Vinyl, Sick Day. Sat 9/18, Dirty Blue, Tom Slater, Wandering Endorphin. Sun 9/19, Dollyrots, Bang Sugar Bang, Cells. 773-929-1300.

Hip-Hop

Concerts

MORRIS DAY & THE TIME, DE LA SOUL 18+. Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 877-259-5299 or 312-559-1212.

USHER, KANYE WEST Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

Hip-Hop

Clubs

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Itch spins at "Impact Night," a spoken-word showcase hosted by K-So G. 773-770-2039.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Thu 9/16, Gravel Records hip-hop showcase. 847-424-9800.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 9/14, 9:30 PM, Linc, Modill, Cetore X Plosives, Insomniacz. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 9/15, 9 PM, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Javier (18+). Thu 9/16, 9 PM, the Roots (see Critic's Choice), Common, St. Juste (sold out). 877-259-5299 or 312-559-1212.

NEW GLASS HOUSE 7911 S. Halsted: Mondays, 9 PM, DJ Pierre spins at "Impact Night," a spoken-word showcase hosted by K-So G. 312-525-0917.

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: Downstairs in the lounge: Tue 9/14, 6 PM-1:30 AM, Hall of Fame, Prizm. 773-278-6600.

Dance

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Analog Addicts spin breaks, funk, soul, and hip-hop. Mondays, DJs spin hip-hop, disco, dub, house, and rock. Tuesdays, DJ Knex, Carla Starla. 773-395-3002.

BASE BAR Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan: Fridays, 6 PM, Andrew Vonn. 312-345-1000.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Larissa & DJ Chester alternate. Sundays, DJ Chester spins alternative and pop (no cover). Mondays, DJ Pervy spins alternative and retro dance (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Luis M. spins underground and tribal house. Wednesdays, 6 PM, DJ Jane hosts "Women Obsession" (with an open mike the first Wednesday of every month). Third Wednesday of every month, midnight, DJ Pervy spins 80s new wave. Thursdays, Heather Doble. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3 spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins hip-hop and house. Sun 9/12, Captain Krack, Just Kevin, Brian Heath. Mondays, John Simmons & Bjak spin at Soul Foundation with weekly guests (no cover). Tue 9/14, DJ Gebibkarfi spins "conscious disco" and DJ Eclipse spins "tech house" at the Throwdown Showdown. Wednesdays, Dan X, Dissolvent, Apocalypse & Nate Manic spin techno, industrial, new wave, and house (no cover). Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, reggae, and old school. 312-243-1699.

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 Abel, 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.

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). Tuesdays, John Simmons spins downtempo, neosoul, and deep house (no cover). 773-528-2220.

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

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Fridays, 9 PM, Crazy Eddie spins in the dance parlor. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Abel spins hip-hop and house. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJs spin. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 9:45 PM; no cover. Mon 9/13, Salvo Beta (live), Joe Moody, DJ M50, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: Fri 9/10, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ 4BZ spins at "Sunny Side Up," hosted by Mwelwa (no cover). Sat 9/11, 10 PM-3 AM, Bear Who? & the Pamp spin hip-hop, neosoul, and Latin grooves. Sun 9/12, 8 PM-2 AM, Jason Mojica & John Dugan spin at a party hosted by online magazine The Modernist. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, Brian Jones spins music from the 70s and 80s (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ I-Ron & DJ Alo spin hip-hop with weekly guests (no cover). Thu 9/16, 10 PM-2 AM, Brock & Tobias spin rock (no cover). Fri 9/17, 10 PM-2 AM, Cesar Ramirez & Sean Smith spin deep house, world beat, disco, and funk (no cover). Sat 9/18, 10 PM-3 AM, Fathom DJ (no cover). Sun 9/19, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Rudy Day. 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.

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.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Lil' Mikey, Mark Fullaflava. Saturdays, DJ 33-1/3. Sundays, DJ SupaMan spins hip-hop, soul, reggae, and house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Peven Everett & Seance Divine (live), DJ Hugo H. spins house. Thursdays, Vince Adams & Lil' Mikey spin hip-hop, house, reggae, R&B, and dancehall. 312-666-1695.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 9/10, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Wayne G. Sundays, 7 PM, Teri Yaki hosts karaoke; 11 PM, DJ Lego. 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 9/17, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Chris Cox. 773-975-9244.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Thu 9/16, 10 PM, Mixmaster Throwdown. 312-337-3486.

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

KITTY MOON 6237 N. Clark: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin techno and house. 312-927-5844.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 9/10, Traxx, Trancid & Tobias spin at "No Labels, Please" (no cover). 773-772-3355.

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.

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. Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. 312-337-4349.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ J Boogie, Aventura. Wednesdays, Jason Christopher spins Caribbean, reggaeton, Latin house, and hip-hop. 312-828-9000.

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. Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Michael Serafini spins deep house (no cover). Sat 9/11, 9 PM, DJ V spins house, jazz, soul, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). Sun 9/12, 10:30 PM, and Sun 9/19, 9 PM, DJ Copperpot & K-Kruz spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Brian Borden spins house, 80s music, and disco (no cover). Fri 9/17, 9 PM, DJ Teebot spins hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall (no cover). Sat 9/18, 9 PM, Chris Million spins house and rare grooves (no cover). 773-764-8900.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X & Ryan Bedlam spin electroclash and industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins electro, rhythmic noise, industrial, and EBM. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tuesdays, Dave Roberts & Kristine spin shoegazer and Britpop. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Saturdays, 1:30 AM, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Fridays, 8 PM-2 AM, Walter Caliente, DJ Eclipse & Edgar Marriquin spin salsa, merengue, and bachata (23+; no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Boris, DJ Elite, DJ Prieto & Ricky Perez spin hip-hop, reggae, bachata, and merengue (18+). 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.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 9/10, DJ Heather, Heather Doble. Sat 9/11, Colette, James Curd. Sundays, DJ Madd Crates spins underground hip-hop, breaks, reggae, and old-school jams. Tuesdays, DJs $#&@! and Gremlin spin at "Noctronica": industrial, EBM, synth pop, and noise. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, new wave, and alternative. Thu 9/16, Chris Liebing, Gabriel Palomo. Fri 9/17, Charles Webster, Jerome D. Sat 9/18, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/10, Chromeo, DJ Jayson spin at a party for Biz 3 and Vice magazine. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ Courtland hosts guest DJs for the "Supreme Court Hearings." Thu 9/16, Margaret Noble. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Ron Trent, Miles Cleret, Mbira Masters of Zimbabwe: Cosmas Magaya and Ambuya Beauler Dyoko (part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004). Sun 9/19, 10 PM, DJ Rikshaw, Dzihan & Kamien (part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004). 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, Sundays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/10, Satoshi Tomiie & Hector Romero. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23, Jay Prasad. Sun 9/12, Chris Eterno, Luis M. Thu 9/16, Danny Howells. Fri 9/17, DJ Peretz spins following a Westfield North Bridge fashion show. Sun 9/19, DJ Talla, Shirley Q. Liquor. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Saturdays, VJ Riley York. Sat 9/11, 11 PM, Chicago Kings (benefit for the International Drag King Extravaganza). Sundays, VJ Bryan (no cover). Mondays, VJ Terp (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge and VJs Riley York & Bryan. Thursdays, VJ Boom Boom. Sat 9/18, DJ Stoney, Peter Mavrik, DJ Journey, DJ SPI, Heather Doble & others spin hip-hop and house. 773-327-7711.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-2:30 AM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, disco, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Maryjane, D Double spin at the 606 Entertainment open mike. Wednesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, David Chavez & 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. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy & DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. 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, Jay Funk. 312-491-9729.

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 9/10, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, DJ Structure, Kimball Collins, Dan Efex, Mili Sefic. Sat 9/18, Tall Paul, Billy the Kid, Seneca. 312-266-2114.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Mach 1. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Phatman. Mondays, DNS & Monna spin jazz and house. Tuesdays, DJ Kenny spins house. Wednesdays, Mike Pierce & St. Marc spin underground dance. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 9/10, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Paul Anthony, Darryl Pandy. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS, Tod Miner. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 9/17, Johnny Fiasco, Jacob London. Sat 9/18, Adam Jay. 312-787-0400.

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

Folk & Country

Concerts

ARRANMORE performs at the 2nd annual Greenfest benefit for Special Olympics Chicago. Fri 9/17, 6:30 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-942-5610.

MARY JANE CAMPBELL, GENTICORUM perform at a kickoff concert for Celtic Fest; free admission. Fri 9/17, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-1938.

Celtic Fest Chicago See Fairs & Festivals.

DAN GELLERT, STEVE ROSEN, AND FRED CAMPEAU perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Jo Mortland. Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

HANKFEST 2004 Tribute to Hank Williams Sr. with live music outdoors, acoustic jam sessions, a look-alike contest, and a jambalaya cook-off; benefit for West Loop Community Organization. Sat 9/18, noon-10 PM, and Sun 9/19, noon-8 PM, Wishbone, 1001 W. Washington. www.hankfest.com.

WALTER HOJKA & JONATHAN WHITALL perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Watkins. Sun 9/12, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, TRACE ADKINS, JIMMY WAYNE Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ARIANE LYDON Fri 9/17, 7 PM, Highlands Presbyterian Church, 1901 W. 59th, La Grange. 708-246-1911.

LAWRENCE PETERS & THE REDWINGS Free concert. Sun 9/12, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-744-6630.

RIDERS IN THE SKY Sat 9/18, 4 and 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

SONG OF THE LAKES perform at a live radio broadcast as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Fri 9/17, 11 AM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GILLIAN WELCH, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

DAN ZAHN & DON STIERNBERG Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (in the pub). Tue 9/14, 8 PM, Solas. 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 9/14, Sunnyside Up. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Anish. Fri 9/17 and Sat 9/18, 9 PM, Elders. 630-969-0600.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 9/12, None of the Above Folk Cabaret. Sun 9/19, Tom & Chris Kastle. 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 9/13, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fridays through Sundays, Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Brad Altman. 312-266-1900.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/10 and Fri 9/17, 7:30 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sat 9/18, 6:30 PM, Clan na Gael performs at a "Halfway to St. Pat's Day" party, followed by the McNulty Irish Dancers at 8:45 PM (no cover before 8:30 PM). 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Thu 9/16, 5-11 PM, Chicago Rovers, McNulty Irish Dancers, Sweet Jane perform at the "Halfway to St. Pat's Day" benefit for Home of the Sparrow. Sat 9/18, 7 PM, Whiskey Brothers perform at a "Halfway to St. Pat's Day" party (no cover). Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/10, Pat Cannady & Karen Cook. Sat 9/11, Dyed in the Wool. Fri 9/17, Dalriada with Gerry Eadie. Sat 9/18, Katie Sullivan Band. 773-282-7035.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/18, Maro Kawabata, Doug Knecht, and Motti Pickelny. 630-393-1247.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 9/16, 6:30 PM, John Hasbrouck & Hardscrabble. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 9/18, 9:30 PM, Kiran Ahluwalia, Susan McKeown. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 773-772-9970.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 9/10, 9 PM, 101 Ranch Band. Fri 9/17, 9 PM, Mustang Sally. 312-337-3486.

KITTY O'SHEA'S Chicago Hilton Towers, 720 S. Michigan: Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Llan de Cubel perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. 312-294-6860.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/13, 9 PM, Aidan O'Toole, Chris Bain, Jackie Moran (no cover). Thu 9/16, 9 PM, Psychobilly Kadillaks, Outlaw Family Band, Big Sky String Band perform at the TwangOff battle of the bands. 773-404-9494.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Utah Phillips (see Critic's Choice), Bodhi Busick. Sun 9/12, 7 PM, Mammals (see Spot Check), Steppin' in It. 773-728-6000.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Erin McKeown, Clare Burson. Sun 9/12, 5 PM, Jenny & Robin Bienemann, Bruce Roper, Tom Orland perform at "North by Southport I." Tue 9/14, 8 PM, Jeff Lang, Easily Amused. Sat 9/18, 7:30 PM, Nerissa & Katryna Nields. 773-525-2508.

STAGE LEFT CAFE 125 Van Buren, Woodstock: Sun 9/19, 7 PM, Chuck Suchy. 815-337-1395.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 9/10, 8:15 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Fri 9/17, 8:15 PM, Dana Robinson. Sat 9/18, 2 PM, song circle. Sun 9/19, 4 PM, Tricia Alexander & Diana Laffey, Mei Mei Laffey & Katie Butler, Kathryn & Caitlin Morski perform "Our Mothers, Our Selves: Music, Poetry, and Lunacy." 630-969-9720.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Just Us. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

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

Blues, Gospel, R&B

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 9/13, Keith Scott Trio. 773-334-4040.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 9/10, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 9/11, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Barrett Poeter Sparberg Trio with Grace Almond. Tue 9/14, Mike Wheeler hosts the jam. Wed 9/15, Chainsaw Dupont & the Blues Warriors. Fri 9/17, Mississippi Heat. Sat 9/18, Otis Clay Review perform at Bill's Blues's 1st-anniversary party. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/10, Sat 9/11, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesdays, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wed 9/15, Matthew Skoller Band. Thursdays, Fri 9/17, and Sat 9/18, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/10, Linsey Alexander Band with Joanna Graham. Sat 9/11, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 9/17, and Sat 9/18, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 9/14, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/10, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. Sat 9/11, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 9/12, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 9/13, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/14, Mike Wheeler. Wed 9/15, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam. Thu 9/16, Jimmy Burns. Fri 9/17 and Sat 9/18, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Nuwki Nu & the Nu Blues Groove Band. Sundays, 7 PM, Nuwki Nu hosts a jam session. 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 9/10, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9 PM, Corey Harris, John Paris. Sat 9/11, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Carey & Lurrie Bell (see Critic's Choice), Sharon Lewis. Sun 9/12, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 9/13, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 9/14, Byther Smith. Wed 9/15, Phil Guy. Thu 9/16, Louisiana Red. Fri 9/17, 5:30 PM, Vino Louden; 9 PM, Chris Cain, Matthew Skoller. Sat 9/18, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers, Byther Smith. Sun 9/19, Joel Paterson Blues Roundup. 312-427-0333.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 9/10, 8:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-836-8820.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sat 9/11, 10 PM, New Orleans Beau. 312-341-9787.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 9/10 and Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Chainsaw Dupont's Acoustic Highway, Motor City Josh. 630-325-0780.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks Band. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30). Sat 9/18, 9 PM, Tenry Johns. 630-416-4898.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/17, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 9/11, Pistol Pete Band. Tue 9/14, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Thu 9/16, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell. Sat 9/18, Chicago House Rockers. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sun 9/12 and Sun 9/19, 8 PM, Chainsaw Dupont's Acoustic Highway. 773-772-9970.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/10, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 9/11, Sun 9/12, and Tue 9/14, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Wed 9/15 and Thu 9/16, Blue Mirror Band. Fri 9/17 and Sat 9/18, No Mercy Band. Sun 9/19, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Ben Ruth's Off the Hook Blues Band. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 9/10 and Sat 9/11, Eddie Shaw. 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, Dion Payton. Fri 9/17 and Sat 9/18, John Primer. 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. Sat 9/18, Rabble Rousers. 630-688-8866.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/11, Chainsaw Dupont. Sat 9/18, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9 PM. Fri 9/10, Mars Blues Band. 847-577-7733.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Thu 9/16, 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. Fri 9/10, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Thursdays, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. 847-243-3700.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 9/15, Nuwki Nu. Sat 9/18, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 815-477-0340.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Willie Davis & the All-Star Band with Brian Lupo. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo & Tony Manguillo. Fri 9/17, 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson. Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Lurrie Bell. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 9/12, Quintus McCormick. Tue 9/14, Dave Specter. 312-527-2722.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson. 773-878-0894.

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

Jazz

Concerts

DEE ALEXANDER & JOAN COLLASO perform "Maven of the Microphone," in a concert hosted by vocalist Sue Conway. Thu 9/16 through Sat 9/18, 8 PM, and Sun 9/19, 3 and 7 PM, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

JACKIE ALLEN, JOHN MOULDER & FRIENDS perform at "Cookin' in the Courtyard," with family entertainment starting at 4 PM. Sat 9/18, 8 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

FRED ANDERSON TRIO Free concert. Tue 9/14, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

PATRICIA BARBER Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SCOTT BURNS QUARTET Free concert. Tue 9/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Englewood Jazz Festival See Fairs & Festivals.

PAULINHO GARCIA Sat 9/11, 5 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

CAROL GENETTI & JACK WRIGHT WITH JON MUELLER, JEROME BRYERTON & RICHARD CURTIS Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. www.spareroomchicago.org.

NORAH JONES & THE HANDSOME BAND, AMOS LEE Sun 9/12, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

GINA KNIGHT ORCHESTRA performs in "A Tribute to Our Troops," with a swing and lindy dance contest. Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

HOWARD LEVY & FAREED HAQUE Thu 9/16, 7:30 PM, Berry Memorial United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt. 773-784-3273 or 773-271-4476.

WYNTON MARSALIS & THE LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim; see also Classical. Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ROSWELL RUDD'S MALICOOL Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004 and the "AfroFolk Live" series. Sat 9/18, 1 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

ROSWELL RUDD'S MALICOOL, MBIRA MASTERS OF ZIMBABWE: COSMAS MAGAYA AND AMBUYA BEAULER DYOKO perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sat 9/18, 7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/10, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 7 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 9/11, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet. 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 Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 9/17, noon, Franz Jackson. Sat 9/18, 9:30 PM, Mike Frost Quintet. 312-642-6805.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/10 and Sat 9/11, Bobby Lewis. Sun 9/12 through Thu 9/16, Systems 7. Fri 9/17 through Sun 9/19, Chris Pipkens. 312-751-2433.

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: No cover. Fri 9/10 and Fri 9/17, 7:30 PM, John Kattke Quintet. Sat 9/11, 7:30 PM, Dave Gordon Trio. Thu 9/16, 6 PM, Matt Pinizzotto Organ Trio. Sat 9/18, 7:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio. 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. Sat 9/11, 8:30 PM, Who Needs Dave. 847-256-8870.

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

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM; all-ages. Fri 9/10, Ute Voelker & Chefa Alonso. Sat 9/11, Daniele D'Agaro with Kent Kessler & Michael Zerang. Fri 9/17, Sparkquintet. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Sonny G 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 9/10, Mark Colby Duo. Fri 9/17, Barry Winograd & Zvonimir Tot. 630-584-2100.

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 9/10, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 9/11, Ed Coward Trio. Tue 9/14, Dave Allen with magician/sleight-of-hand artist ArthurTracz. Wed 9/15, Dan Myers. Thu 9/16, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 9/17 and Sat 9/18, Dede Sampaio 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 9/10 and Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Midnight Sun. Sat 9/18, 10 PM, James Nu'Tall & Co. 312-341-9787.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Wed 9/15, 8 PM, Greg Jaspers. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 9/15, 9:30 PM, the Ex (see Critic's Choice), Triage. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ETA SQUARE 7558 S. South Chicago: Mon 9/13, 7 PM, Eric Thomas. 773-752-3955.

FILTER 1865 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 8 PM, David Boykin with Nicole Mitchell, Josh Abrams, Jim Baker, and Mike Reed. 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: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Peter Saxe Trio (in the SideBar). Sun 9/12, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. Wed 9/15, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 9/19, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, Zzaje performs during an open mike for vocalists, spoken word, MCs, and poetry. 312-666-1695.

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Marshall Vente & Scott Mason. 773-725-1300.

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 9/19, 2 PM, Ed Polcer's Magic of Swing. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 9/11, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, Edgar Marroquin, Luis Rivera & Carlos Latalladi spin mambo, salsa, cha-cha, bachata, and merengue. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Vince Willis Trio (no cover). Sat 9/18, 9:30 PM, Jerry DeVivo. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Chevere. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet. Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/12 and Sun 9/19, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 9/13, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 9/15, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/17, 9 PM, and Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Claire Daly Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sun 9/19, 8 PM, David Jennings Acoustic Ensemble. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 9/13, 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

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 9/10 through Sun 9/12, Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio. Tue 9/14 through Sun 9/19, Ernestine Anderson with Larry Novak, Larry Gray, and Robert Shy. 312-670-2473.

JOE MARCHETTI'S RISTORANTE 825 W. Erie: Mon 9/13, 6:30 PM, Johnny Frigo & Frank D'Rone. 773-276-7800.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Wednesdays, 6 PM, John Kattke Trio. Thursdays, 6 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Thu 9/16, 9 PM, Scott Burns Quartet. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. Sun 9/19, noon-3 PM, Paulinho Garcia Duo; 8:30 PM, Spider Saloff Quartet. 773-348-7592.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Sun 9/12, 7:30 PM, Expansion Project (no cover). 773-764-8900.

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

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

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7:30 PM. Sun 9/12 and Sun 9/19, Professor John Duo. Mon 9/13, Elaine Dame Duo. Tuesdays, Larry Luchowski. Wednesdays, Paulinho Garcia. Thursdays, Dennis Luxion. 312-787-9596.

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

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/10 and Sat 9/11, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Mondays, Laurence Hobgood Trio (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 9/17, Laurence Hobgood Trio (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/18, Erwin Helfer Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Sat 9/11, Dick Sisto Quartet. Mondays, Joan Hickey Trio. Tuesdays, Don Stiernberg Trio. Fri 9/17, Derrick Stout Orchestra. Sat 9/18, Tim McNamara Quartet. 847-243-3700.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/10, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 9/11, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Alison Ruble Duo (no cover). Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Wednesdays, Andy Distel Trio. Thursdays, Ryan Cohan Trio. Fri 9/17, Marques Carroll Ensemble. Sat 9/18, Tom McCarthy Quartet. 773-472-1000.

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

LOS ROSALES 2032 N. Damen: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Vince Willis. 773-489-7418.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays and Sun 9/12, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 9/11, Bill Peterson & Kelly Sill. Mon 9/13, Dennis Luxion Duo. Sat 9/18, John Wright Duo. Sun 9/19, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. 312-787-9596.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Fri 9/10 and Tue 9/14, 9:30 PM, Matt Ulery's Narnia Quartet (no cover). 773-772-6656.

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: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 9/16, Jason Roebke & Michael Zerang, Indoor/Outdoor. 773-862-3616.

TSUKI 1443 W. Fullerton: Japanese restaurant and lounge. Mondays, 8 PM, Tu Plus One. 773-883-8722.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Wed 9/15, 7 PM, Release. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Lorna Boston Band hosts the pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/10, Daniele D'Agaro with Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler, and Robert Barry. Sat 9/11, Ernest Dawkins & His All-Stars. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis Quartet. 312-791-9050.

Experimental

Concerts

APOSTROPHE Fred Lonberg-Holm performs a "lightbox oratorio" for voice, electronics, cello, and video projection, from source works by Stephen Lapthisophon. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

International

Concerts

BALIK AYHAN, ABDELLI perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Fri 9/17, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BRIJ BUSHAN KABRA performs Indian classical guitar as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004; free concert. Sun 9/19, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-1938.

CHICAGO IMMIGRANT ORCHESTRA, CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Fri 9/17, 6 PM, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan. 312-742-1168.

A.B. CRENTSIL Free highlife concert as part of the "AfroFolk Live" series, preceded by a workshop at 6 PM. Sat 9/11, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

RAFAEL DE UTRERA & COMPANY performs as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Fri 9/17, 7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

MAMADOU DIABATE ENSEMBLE, SAMITE Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004 and the "AfroFolk Live" series. Sun 9/19, 6 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

ECUADOR MANTA Free concert. Mon 9/13, noon, quad, Harper College, Roselle & Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

FARAFINA KAN Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sat 9/18, 1 PM, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100.

FARAFINA KAN WITH MAMADY KEITA, GRUPO OKOKAN Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sat 9/18, 6 PM, Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento. 312-742-7549.

FARAFINA KAN Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sun 9/19, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-744-6630.

KEPA JUNKERA Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sun 9/19, 3 PM, Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento. 312-742-7549.

MBIRA MASTERS OF ZIMBABWE: COSMAS MAGAYA AND AMBUYA BEAULER DYOKO Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sat 9/18, 3 PM, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100.

ORQUESTA ANGELLE performs at a "Tribute to the Women of Salsa," under the direction of Angel Melendez; 18+. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 773-247-0200.

VICTOR PARRA'S MAMBO EXPRESS Free concert. Sat 9/18, 6:30 PM, Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence. 312-742-7528.

ROSWELL RUDD'S MALICOOL Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004 and the "AfroFolk Live" series. Sat 9/18, 1 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

ROSWELL RUDD'S MALICOOL, MBIRA MASTERS OF ZIMBABWE: COSMAS MAGAYA AND AMBUYA BEAULER DYOKO perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sat 9/18, 7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

SON TRINIDAD Free concert. Fri 9/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOE VASCONCELLOS, BALIK AYHAN perform at a live radio broadcast as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Fri 9/17, 12:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WHIRLING DERVISHES Wed 9/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

International

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sun 9/19, 8 PM, Warsaw Village Band, Phonix perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

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. 773-506-2233.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 9/15, Carlos Ortega. 773-334-4040.

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

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

ELI'S CHEESECAKE WORLD 6701 W. Forest Preserve: Restaurant. Sun 9/19, 1 PM, Mamadou Diabate Ensemble (free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004). 773-205-3800.

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

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 9/10 and Sun 9/12, Dub Dis. Sat 9/11 and Wed 9/15, Hydro. Thu 9/16, Fri 9/17, and Sun 9/19, Indika. Sat 9/18, Yard Squad. 773-348-3998.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sat 9/11, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 9/17, 9 PM, Kepa Junkera, Joe Vasconcellos, Nelson Sosa Trio perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sat 9/18, 9:30 PM, Kiran Ahluwalia, Susan McKeown perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sun 9/19, 8 PM, "Chicago Meets Brazil" with Breno Sauer, Neusa Sauer, Paulinho Garcia, Geraldo de Oliveira, Heitor Garcia, Greg Fishman, Luiz Ewerling, Julie Koidin, Sergio Pires, Dave Hiltebrand, Dill Costa, and Chicago Samba (part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/11, 10 PM, "Night of the Tsigan" with Zach Broch, Carlos Ortega, Dan Abu, Alejo Poveda, Lou Marini, Andreas Geirgas, and Katerina. Tue 9/14, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. 773-348-7592.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Warsaw Village Band, T-Rroma perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. 773-404-9494.

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

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

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Wed 9/15, 8:30 PM, Joe Vasconcellos performs at the Latin folk music and dance showcase "La Peña." Sat 9/18, 7:30 PM, Jamesie & the All-Stars, Kwame Bedidko perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sun 9/19, 7 PM, Mari Boine, Harv perform as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. 773-728-6000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 9/18, 10 AM, Mamady Keita hosts a djembe workshop as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. 312-492-6100.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 9/18, 10 PM, Rafael de Utrera & Company perform "The Magic of Flamenco" as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. 773-525-2508.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/17, 10 PM, Ron Trent, Miles Cleret, Mbira Masters of Zimbabwe: Cosmas Magaya and Ambuya Beauler Dyoko (part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004). Sun 9/19, 10 PM, DJ Rikshaw, Dzihan & Kamien (part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004). 312-226-7600.

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

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata. 847-969-1602.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/10, Indika. Sat 9/11, Kwame, Baaro. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, Wicked Face & Shock Wave spin dancehall. Fri 9/17, Ark Band. Sat 9/18, Hydro, Universal Expression. 773-327-4273.

ZZA ZZO 551 N. Ogden: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Orquesta Arallue. 312-733-9000.

Classical

TZIMON BARTO, JULIA FISCHER & CLAUDIO BOHORQUEZ piano, violin & cello (Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak). Tue 9/14, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ERNESTO BITETTI guitar (Villa-Lobos, Albeniz, Piazzolla, Buenganu, Torroba, Dyens). Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

BRYNGELSON-LAUGHLIN DUO (Giuliani, Debussy, Ibert, Francaix, Rodrigo, Daugherty). Sun 9/19, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

TANYA CAREY cello, with cellist Stephen Balderston, flutist Gerald Carey & pianists Joan Huang & Paul Horn (Menotti, Martinu, Rachmaninoff). Sun 9/19, 5 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-325-4390.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Mendelssohn, Janacek, Dvorak). Sun 9/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with violinists Liz Carroll, Paul Zafer & James Sanders & pianist Derek Han (C. Brubeck, Perkinson, Enescu, Mendelssohn). Mon 9/13, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. Sun 9/19, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider, soprano Valdine Anderson, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Ellington & others). Sun 9/12, 3 PM, and Tue 9/14, 7:30 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider (Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Ravel). See Critic's Choice. Fri 9/17 and Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham (Mozart, Bernstein). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DA CORNETO OPERA Victoria Bond conducts Verdi's Ernani. Sun 9/12, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300. Sun 9/19, 4 PM, Church of St. Hilary, 5600 N. Fairfield. 847-662-6694.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Sibelius, Grieg, Tchaikovsky). Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Cantigny, 1 S 151 Winfield, Wheaton. 630-668-5161 or 630-690-8644.

ENSO QUARTET (Schumann, Garrop & others). Sat 9/18, 8 PM, and Sun 9/19, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM). Fri 9/17 and Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 9/18, 6 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, sopranos Karita Mattila & Isabel Bayrakdarian & mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (Mozart, Don Giovanni). 312-332-2244.

ELIZABETH NORMAN soprano. Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

ORION ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Whitaker, Faure). Mon 9/13, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PADEREWSKI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA W. N. Victor, conductor, with choir, children's choir & vocal soloists in a program of popular songs of the Warsaw Uprising. Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Guerin High School, 8001 W. Belmont. 773-594-0704.

PHYLLIS PANCELLA mezzo-soprano, with pianist Timothy Hoekman & violist Richard Young in a free concert (Hoekman, Rachmaninoff, Loeffler, Argento). Sun 9/12, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sun 9/12, 6:30 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with soprano Sylvia McNair, bass-baritone Rodney Gilfry & the Chicago Children's Choir in Ravinia's Carousel of the Animals. 847-266-5100.

RAVINIA STEANS INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS with soprano Sylvia McNair in free workshop performances of Vernon Duke's Misia. Mon 9/13 and Tue 9/14, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5012.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS in a free concert (Spohr, Argento). Mon 9/13, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ELIZAWETA STEPANOWA piano (Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky, Bach, Beethoven). Sun 9/19, 3 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

STEVEN VAZQUEZ guitar, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Barrios, Bach, Chavez, Bogdanovic). Wed 9/15, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

In-Stores

ABDELLI Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Fri 9/17, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

KIRAN AHLUWALIA Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sun 9/19, 6:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6103 N. Lincoln. 773-267-4822.

MARI BOINE Free performance as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Thu 9/16, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

JULIO CUOMO Sat 9/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RAFAEL DE UTRERA & COMPANY Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sat 9/18, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4718 N. Broadway. 773-334-7338.

DZIHAN & KAMIEN Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sun 9/19, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4718 N. Broadway. 773-334-7338.

GENTICORUM Free performance as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Fri 9/17, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

JOANNA JAMES Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

SCOTTIE LONG Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DAVID MARTIN performs "Songs for Social Change." Fri 9/10, 6:30 PM, Book Stall, Chestnut Court, 811 Elm, Winnetka. 847-446-8880.

JEREMY MICHOR Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

JEAN-LUC PONTY with Clara Ponty. Wed 9/15, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

HEATHER STYKA Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Fri 9/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

TENKI Sat 9/11, 1 PM, Ragstock, 6431 N. Sheridan. 773-465-1539. Sat 9/11, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SUSAN URBAN Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

WARSAW VILLAGE BAND Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Sun 9/19, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DAN ZANES Free children's performance and book signing. Fri 9/10, 10:30 AM, Crocodile Pie, 866 S. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-362-8766. Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-848-0770.

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.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Wed 9/15, 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.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Liquid. 773-338-4933.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Fridays, 9 PM, acoustic jam session. Wednesdays, 9 PM, 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. Tue 9/14, 10:30 PM, Jazz Masters host a jazz jam session (no cover). 773-549-5549.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Mondays, Velvet Rope live-mix open mike. 773-348-3998.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 PM; open mikes Tuesdays through Thursdays at 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.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, open mike for vocalists, spoken word, MCs, and poetry. 312-666-1695.

GALE HOUSE 124 Kenilworth, Oak Park: Sat 9/18, 8 PM, open mike for writers, poets, storytellers, and musicians; Band of Angels perform at 9 PM. 708-660-9376.

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.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, open mike with Sam Gjokaj (no cover). 773-472-5139.

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

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Wednesdays, 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.

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: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open bluegrass jam hosted by Martin of the Back Porch Ramblers. 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.

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. 312-266-7761.

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

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

Fairs & Festivals

AROUND THE COYOTE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL features live music on two outdoor stages. Fri 9/10, Cans Bar & Canteen, 1640 N. Damen: 6:30 PM, Nightrain (Guns N' Roses tribute); 8:30 PM, Monsters of Rock. Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: 9 PM, Epicycle. Sat 9/11, Cans Bar & Canteen, 1640 N. Damen: 5 PM, Cyclesomething; 6:30 PM, Catfight; 8:30 PM, Elevation. Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: 9 PM, Antje. Sun 9/12, Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: 8 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. This festival also features visual art, theater, performance & other interdisciplinary events. 773-342-6777.

CARIBBEAN/AFRICAN FESTIVAL Kenmore between Wilson & Broadway: Sat 9/18, 11 AM-9 PM, Soukous Stars, Calypso Rose, Calabash, Dub Dis with Devon Brown, Belizean Vibes, Aswah Greggori, Underground Railroad, Hydro Reggae Band with Doogie, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie & others. Sun 9/19, 11 AM-9 PM, Third World, Gizzae, Ricky Luis, Carl Brown, Indika with Ras Kelly, Ghanatta Internationale, Baaro, Sax Preacher & others. 312-427-0267.

CELEBRATION BUENA PARK Broadway & Belle Plaine: Sat 9/11, 4:30 PM, Chicago Samba; 6 PM, Quiver Lip. 773-296-2389.

CELTIC FEST CHICAGO features music on several stages in Grant Park at Columbus & Jackson. Sat 9/18, Celtic Crossroads Stage: 11:30 AM, Dyed in the Wool; 12:50 PM, John Williams & Dean Magraw; 2:10 PM, Genticorum; 3:30 PM, Cottars; 4:50 PM, Muck Brothers. Harp Tent: 11:30 AM, Meghan & Aislynn Gagliardi; 12:30 PM, Carl Johnson & Jim Conway; 1:30 PM, Grainne Hambly; 2:45 PM, Grace Henley; 3:45 PM, Robin Huw Bowen & Huw Williams; 4:30 PM, Chicago Irish Harp School Ensemble. Next Generation Tent: 11:30 AM-6 PM, musicians from Academy of Irish Music, Murphy Roche School, World Folk Music Company, Irish Music School, Saint Louis Irish Arts & Milwaukee Irish Music School; 6:15 PM, Baal Tinne; 7:15 PM, Song of the Lakes; 8:15 PM, Cottars. Celtic Voice Tent: noon, Kevin Henry & Maggie Healy; 2:30 PM, Jamie O'Reilly; 3:45 PM, Song of the Lakes; 5 PM, Rachel Williams; 6:15 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 11:15 PM, Timothy O'Sullivan. Uilleann Pipe Tionol: noon, Bob Kellam; 12:30 PM, Jeff Lindblade; 2 PM, Tom Martin; 3:15 PM, Pat Cannady. Bagpipe Circle: noon-3 PM, Chicago Caledonian Pipes & Drums. Petrillo Music Shell: 4 PM, Llan de Cubel, Ronsed-Mor-Kevrenn Alre, Mary Black. Evening Showcase: 5 PM, John Williams & Dean Magraw; 6:30 PM, Kane Sisters; 8 PM, Muck Brothers. The Gathering Stage: 6 PM, Bloomsday; 7:45 PM, Genticorum. Sun 9/19, Celtic Crossroads Stage: 11:30 AM, Robin Huw Bowen & Huw Williams; 12:50 PM, Flook; 2:10 PM, Bogside Zukes; 3:30 PM, Larkin & Moran Brothers; 4:50 PM, Elders. Harp Tent: 11:30 AM, Glissando; 12:30 PM, Borderlord; 1:30 PM, Rachel Williams; 2:45 PM, Robin Huw Bowen & Huw Williams; 3:45 PM, Grainne Hambly; 4:30 PM, Marta Cook & Devin Shepard. Next Generation Tent: 11:30 AM-6 PM, musicians from Academy of Irish Music, Murphy Roche School, World Folk Music Company, Irish Music School, Saint Louis Irish Arts & Milwaukee Irish Music School; 6:15 PM, Knot Fibb'n; 7:15 PM, Flook; 8:15 PM, Susan McKeown. Celtic Voice Tent: noon, Tim Wearne; 2:30 PM, Timothy O'Sullivan; 3:45 PM, Borderlord; 5 PM, Susan McKeown; 6:15 PM, Irish Heritage Singers. Uilleann Pipe Tionol: noon, Chicago Irish Piper's Club; 12:30 PM, Tim Britton; 1:15 PM, Sean Ryan; 2 PM, Brendan McKinney; 2:45 PM, Tom Martin; 3:15 PM, Kevin Henry. Bagpipe Circle: noon-3 PM, Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band. Petrillo Music Shell: 4 PM, Ronsed-Mor-Kevrenn Alre, Kila, Saw Doctors. Evening Showcase: 5 PM, Exorna; 6:30 PM, Bogside Zukes; 8 PM, Larkin & Moran Brothers. The Gathering Stage: 6 PM, Mary Jane Campbell; 7:45 PM, Kane Sisters. Festival also features dance performances, children's activities, athletic competitions & sheep-herding demonstrations. 312-744-3370.

ELI'S CHEESECAKE FESTIVAL Eli's Cheesecake World, 6701 W. Forest Preserve: Fri 9/17, 11 AM-5 PM, Greg Raposo, Band on the Run (Paul McCartney tribute), Happiness Club & others. Festival also features children's activities. 773-736-3417.

ENGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd: Sat 9/11, 1-6 PM, Ari Brown, Ken Chaney Quartet, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble, Greg Ward Quartet, Nicole Mitchell Ensemble, Generation Next Quartet. 773-434-9095.

GERMAN-AMERICAN FEST Lincoln & Western: Fri 9/10, 6:30 PM, Paloma, Phenix. Sat 9/11, 4 PM, Phenix; 5 PM, Paloma; 8 PM, Johnny Wagner. Sun 9/12, 1 PM, Glen Sorgatz; 5 PM, Phenix, Johnny Wagner. 630-653-3018.

GREAT FALL FESTIVAL North & Marion, Oak Park: Fri 9/17, 5 PM, Bumblebee Bob; 6:30 PM, Melvin Taylor; 8:30 PM, Shirley King. Sat 9/18, noon, the What?; 2 PM, Extreme Heat; 4:30 PM, Pill Face Jones; 6:30 PM, Starcandy; 8:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sun 9/19, noon, Code West; 2:30 PM, Crossfyre; 4:30 PM, Jim Edfors; 6:30 PM, Special Consensus. 708-383-4145.

GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVAL New City YMCA, 1515 N. Halsted: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Marcy Playground; 9 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 9/11, 4 PM, 5th of Paradise; 7:30 PM, Powder; 8:30 PM, Mike & Joe; 9:15 PM, Cake. 773-868-3010.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC features free performances on various stages at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sat 9/11, 2 PM, Ella Jenkins, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, Valdine Anderson & Elizabeth Buccheri, Chicago Symphony Orchestra with violinist Nikolaj Znaider; 3 PM, Walter Blanding Jr. & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Rhythm Section, Brenda Huang, Wiggleworms; 4 PM, members of Chicago Opera Theater Young Artists Program, Midwest Young Artists Brass Trio; 4:15 PM, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Family Ensemble; 4:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Brass Trio; 5 PM, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Arts String Quartet, Geraldo De Oliveira & friends; 5:15 PM, Ralph's World; 6 PM, Zabava; 7 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Betty Xiang & Yang Wei with Yuan-Qing Yu & Elizabeth Buccheri, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; 8 PM, Universal Mystic; 8:30 PM, Cathy Richardson; 9 PM, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Gan Bua. 312-294-3000.

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE OKTOBERFEST Oakley & Superior: Sat 9/11, 3:30 PM, Ukrainian Village Jazz Orchestra; 5 PM, Dzherelo; 7 PM, Die Lustigen Musikanten. Sun 9/12, 1 PM, Dzherelo; 3 and 5:30 PM, Die Lustigen Musikanten; 7 PM, Mriya. 312-829-5209.

VIVA BRASIL! International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th: Sun 9/12, 11 AM-6 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Julie Koidin, Evanston Escola de Samba, Scottinho & Cash, Luciano Antonio, Rita Duarte, Miguel de Leon, Leo Nardo DJ Oelio, Eva Santos. Festival also features dance performances & arts & crafts exhibitions. 773-465-3717.

WINE CRUSH IN OLD TOWN Wells between North & Evergreen: Sat 9/18, noon, BMR4; 8 PM, Mavis Staples. 773-868-3010.

WORLD DANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL Danza Viva Center for World Dance & Music, 46 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 9/11, 6 and 8 PM, Michael Taylor & others. 708-386-8681.

Miscellaneous

CHICAGO IMMIGRANT ORCHESTRA, CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Free concert as part of World Music Festival Chicago 2004. Fri 9/17, 6 PM, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan. 312-742-1168.

PADEREWSKI CHOIR performs at a commemorative program for Polish Home Army Veterans. Thu 9/16, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RHYTHM REVOLUTION COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE Free event as part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/19, 3:30 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-744-6630.

DAN ZANES Children's concert. Sat 9/11, 2 and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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