TRG Music listings 

Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, in-cluding a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail to musiclistings@chicagoreader.com.

ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, dance music and electronica, funk, reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard to music type.

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AUDIO ADRENALINE, FONO, RAZE Friday, 8 PM, Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day, Deerfield. 800-965-9324 or 312-559-1212.

REGINA BELLE, JEFFREY OSBORNE Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY BEMBEN'S BIG BAND ORCHESTRA performs at a dinner dance and auction for the Elgin Choral Union. Next Saturday, February 12, 9:30 PM (preceded by dinner at 6 PM), Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Elgin. 847-697-1000, ext. 7225.

BLACKS at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Friday, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

GENE BOOTH performs with performance artist Donna Schudel in an interpretation of the legend of Bluebeard. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Woman Made Gallery, 1900 S. Prairie. 312-328-0038.

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

BRICKHEADZ, SPIRITS STILTWALKERS, MINIANKA DRUM & DANCE ENSEMBLE "Movements of Evolution" breakdance concert. Saturday, 2 PM, GAR Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAGGIE BROWN Free concert featuring songs from the African-American tradition. Tuesday, 10:30 AM, Promontory Point Park, 5491-93 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-6620.

BUMPUS, BARRY WINOGRAD TRIO perform at the Beverly Area Planning Association Snowflake Ball. Next Saturday, February 12, 8:30 PM, Evergreen Plaza, 9500 S. Western. 773-233-3100.

CHER, LOU BEGA Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Allstate Arena,

6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 19th annual awards ceremony with performances by Arvell, Maestro, Charles Cameron, Belizean Vibes, Aswah Greggorri, Devon Brown, and others. Saturday, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

RALPH COVERT & ROB NEWHOUSE Free admission. Friday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

COWBOY JUNKIES, JOSH ROUSE Friday, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DENNIS DE YOUNG accompanied by a symphony orchestra and rock band. Next Saturday, February 12, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE Free performance. Friday, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272. Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

DJ B-NOYZ, SURREAL SUNIL, DJs BANTI & ALADDIN Benefit for the Heartland Institute. Next Friday, February 11, 9 PM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-726-7500.

DREAM THEATER, DIXIE DREGS, STAR PEOPLE Next Sunday, February 13, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

KEITH ERIC & WATERHOUSE Thursday, February 10, 10:15 and 11:30 AM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-947-6052.

SAM GHANSAH Free admission. Friday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RON HAWKING Frank Sinatra tribute concert. Next Saturday, February 12, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

ISLEY BROTHERS, MINT CONDITION Next Saturday, February 12, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

LATIN LEGENDS LIVE WITH MALO, TIERRA, EL CHICANO, TOGETHER, JORGE SANTANA Friday, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-4000 or 312-559-1212. Saturday, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DAN LIPTON performs his "Travelogue" song cycle with vocalists Eric Silverberg, Kate Baldwin, and Colby Beserra. Sunday, 8 PM, Vittum Theater, Northwestern University Settlement House, 1012 N. Noble. 773-278-7471.

LORDS OF ACID, PRAGA KHAN, GENOCIDE II See Spot Check. Friday, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MABEL MABEL Free in-store performance. Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

LAURA MACRAE Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RICHARD MARX Next Saturday, February 12, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PETER MAYER Free concert. Wednesday, 11:30 AM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2642.

MIDWEST ELECTRONICS MUSIC ENSEMBLE performs as part of the Around the Coyote Winter Festival. Friday, 8 PM, Feast, 1835 W. North. 773-342-6777.

MIDWEST TRUTH ENSEMBLE, KATHERINE CHRONIS, POSTFIX E, JON "PORKCHOP" NICHOLSON, META MO/ACTUAL FACT perform as part of the Around the Coyote Winter Festival. Friday, 9 PM, Imperfect Fluids Arts Collective, 1579 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-5017.

MORRISSEY Thursday, February 10, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

STEPHEN RADER Benefit concert. Saturday, 8 PM, Village Players Theater, 1010 W. Madison, Oak Park. 708-222-0369.

SAM SAUNDERS performs as part of the Around the Coyote Winter Festival. Saturday, 3 PM, Imperfect Fluids Arts Collective, 1579 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-5017.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, February 12, 8:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

SNO-CORE 2000 with System of a Down, Incubus, Mr. Bungle, Puya. Saturday, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SOMETHING FOR JOEY Benefit for Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Friends. Saturday, 7 PM, Germania Place, 108 W. Germania, Evanston. 847-570-5095.

STRIKE UP THE BAND Concert performances of the Gershwin musical. Thursday, February 10, through next Saturday, February 12, 8 PM, and next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-431-2395 or 312-902-1500.

YESTERDAY: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES with Davey Justice, Don Bellezo, Monte Mann & Dick Cunico. Next Saturday, February 12, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Soul Fix, Convulsions. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ryan. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Saturdays. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Fun Boy spins in the loft. 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: Next Saturday, February 12, DJs spin on two levels. 773-862-9389.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays. Friday, Thomas Michael. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Wednesdays, 4 Fantasticos. Thursdays, Jen Jameson & DJ Laura B. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, American Ego, Kimi Hayes Band, Shards. Saturday, John Mathie, Matthew, Unibrow. Sunday, Howie Kantoff, Steve Howard, Nicholas Markos. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Jeff Lang, Mr. Id, Beaumont. Thursday, Triggerfish, Double Helix. Next Friday, February 11, Spies Who Surf, Polkaholiks. Next Saturday, February 12, Thee Hallowteens, 8 Ball Grifter, Psychonauts, Cult of the Psychic Fetus. Next Sunday, February 13, 8 PM, Liquid Fire, Leah Galyean Band. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: "DJ/VJs" play dance music Tuesdays through Saturdays after 5 PM and Sundays and Mondays after 8 PM. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, Collision. Mondays, DJs John Almonte & Jen spin metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Prairie Town, Coin, Lushtones. Saturday, Shine, Shiv, Dorks. Mondays, open mike. Thursday, Mohago Eno, Second Hand Poets, Strip. Next Friday, February 11, Echosend, Gertrude, Sofia Ramona. Next Saturday, February 12, Salome. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Poolside & Gamewarden. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, Tone B. Nimble, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Collette. 773-235-9100.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Sam Butera. Next Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Booker Noe. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesday, Fuzzbusters. Wednesday, DJs spin. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Red Pop Theory. Saturday, District. Next Friday, February 11, Arbor Avenue Station. Next Saturday, February 12, Phytt, Grain. 708-387-0050.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sundays, 8:30 PM, music and spoken word followed by an open mike. 773-348-8536.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin retro music. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Thursday, February 10, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Wednesdays, DJs Gil Burns, Pulz-8 & Jeff Moyer. Next Saturday, February 12, "Tunnel of Love" Valentine's Ball with a Frank Sinatra impersonator. 312-266-1200.

CLUB CHAMELEON Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. DJs spin 8-10 PM Fridays, 6:30 PM-2 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 888-436-7737.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. 773-489-0379.

CLUB MACANUDO 60 E. Walton: Saturdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Darcy Marie with pianist David Rice. 312-642-4200.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 773-477-1420.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1:30 AM, pianist and singer Mark Burnell. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Reggae midnight to 4 AM Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 5-10 PM, DJ Romonski Luv. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. 847-520-4800.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Thursdays, 10:30 PM Saturdays. Saturday, Domestic Problems, Grand Avenue. Next Saturday, February 12, Cats Under the Stars. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin 70s music. Saturday, Turnstyles. Next Saturday, February 12, Bumpus. 847-541-4700.

DANIELA'S RISTORANTE & PUB 7510 Randolph, Forest Park: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 708-366-3804.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room nightly. Friday, 8 PM, Ty Perry; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark & Jack Short. Saturday, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Julie & Janna Cardia. Sunday and Monday, 8 PM, Barbara Bleier & Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Stephen Rader & Ruth Bonnet. Thursday, Pamela Fox & Dan Stetzel. Next Friday through Sunday, February 11 through 13, 8 PM, Tommy Femia performs as Judy Garland. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM; no cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday. Thursdays, Bandoleros, DJ Andrew. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Friday, DJ Charlie spins Brit pop. Sunday, DJs Pete & Mark. Monday, DJ Dave Simon spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Alex. Thursday, Wicker Man DJs spin. 773-472-2771.

DETOUR 6255 N. McCormick: DJs spin progressive house and dance music Thursdays and Fridays 9 PM-4 AM and Saturdays 9 PM-5 AM. 773-267-0090.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fridays through Sundays, Four Man Acoustical Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, O'nit, Isabelle Hayes, Peking Turtle. Saturday, 10 PM, Descendro Allegro, Strawberry, Cattivo, Bobby Conn. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Matt Tuite spins a "southern set" downstairs in the Dirt Room. Wednesday, 9 PM, Unibrow, the Girls, Bucky Dent. Thursday, 9 PM, Sourball, House of Large Sizes, Big Hello. Next Friday, February 11, 10 PM, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, MVP, DJ Hello Kitty. Next Saturday, February 12, 10 PM, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, J. Davis Trio, DJ Sativa. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturday, Daniel Thompson, Richard Henry, Inbum, Derrick Kyles, FLX, Kurt Stephens. 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke, Neill & Adrian. Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Mr. Meyers. Saturday, Red Pop Theory. Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, February 11, Garbo Swag. Next Saturday, February 12, Charging Hoses. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Why Store, Serilian, Jon Gram. Saturday, Angry Salad, Weed Street Band, Jamie Lynne Paradise. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Libido Funk Circus. Next Friday, February 11, Then Again, Paul Allodi & Kat Parsons. Next Saturday, February 12, Harmony Riley, Blue Marvin, Bart Alonzo. 847-358-9150.

EAST BANK CLUB 500 N. Kingsbury: Music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, Bob Solone Trio. 312-527-5800.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, Premium, II Stone City, Grain. Saturday, 9 PM, Amy Jo Johnson; 11 PM, Ebb-n-Flow, Park, Extravery. Sunday, Sumo, Project 9. Mondays, E-Mics. Tuesday, 9 PM, Krembone, Niccotine, Phat Planet. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, B-Movie Fiendz. Thursday, Mark Watson, Super Genius. Next Friday, February 11, Oh My God, Gel, Flinch. Next Saturday, February 12, "Heroes of the Hammond" with Idris Muhammad, Chris Foreman & George Freeman, Red Elephant. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Half Japanese, Adult Rodeo, PF & the Buz Buzzers. Saturday, Andre Williams, Sin Ropas, Devil in a Woodpile. Sunday, "Friktion" DJs spin. Monday, 10 PM, Gene Booth Live in Concert (see Spot Check), Rick Rizzo, Lofty Pillars. Thursday, Boom Hank (see Spot Check), Sweeder (see Spot Check), Waterworks. Next Friday, February 11, Five Style, Eternals, Abilene. Next Saturday, February 12, 90 Day Men, Crooked Fingers, Empire State. Next Sunday, February 13, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin with DJ Silicon. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Dough. 847-718-9272.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Sundays, Dub Dis (no cover). 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FACES 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. 312-440-3223.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Soma DJs Christopher Robin & Chris Gin spin trance music. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, Rx Bandits, Newfound Glory, Midtown; 10 PM, Moto, Bleed, Vax Wallo. Saturday, 5 PM, First Grade Crush, Porters, Mega Super Ultra, Veloria Beat; 9 PM, Loraxx, Kelly 18, Moreno, Three Dollar Bill. Sunday, 5 PM, benefit for Hope Children's Hospital with Yellow Snowmen, Cancer Merchants, Mike, Poonannies, Cobra Kai. Thursday, 7 PM, Tubring, Hot Stove Jimmy, Ages With Distance, Sump Pumps. Next Friday, February 11, 7 PM, Notaword, the Anniversary, Naginata, Creature Comforts, La Mantra de Fhiqria. Next Saturday, February 12, 5 PM, Bump'n Uglies, Off Yourself, Hot Lips Messiah, Ninjas, Scapegoat; 9 PM, Sidekick Kato, Ghosts & Vodka, Hertzsprung Gap; midnight, Art Loinz & the Wett Dixx (no cover). Next Sunday, February 13, 5 PM, Winepress, Repellants, Arrivals, Gels. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 9:30 PM, Kelly Willis (see Spot Check), Jack Ingram (see Critic's Choice). Next Saturday, February 12, 9:30 PM, Riptones, Old #8, Saps. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Friday, 10 PM, Grand Marquis (no cover). Saturdays, DJs spin dance music upstairs in the loft. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Then Again. Next Friday, February 11, G.B. Leighton. 630-416-4898.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 50 Pound Head, Art Loinz. Saturday, Over Easy. Monday, 9 PM, Ron Cooper. Next Friday, February 11, 750 Pounds of Mickey & friends. Next Saturday, February 12, Ostb, Red Wigglers, Painscale. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, Matt & Bill. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 5:30 PM, Mark McAssey; 9 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesday, 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thursday, 9 PM, Dwight McBride & Chuck Larkin. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Scott Montgomery Band; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Gino DeLuca; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Pam Fox & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Next Friday, February 11, 7:30 PM, Kristen Freilich; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, VJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIORGIO'S BANQUETS 276 E. Irving Park, Wood Dale: Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM, members of Stage Right Dinner Theatre perform show tunes. 630-766-4626.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly from 10 PM until 4 AM. 312-587-8469.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike. Wednsdays, Roots, Stems & Branches. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GROOVY 4660 W. 147th, Midlothian: DJs spin 70s disco and 80s retro dance music after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Billygoat. 708-371-7272.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Prodigal Sunset, Smushies. Saturday, I Decline, Mos Isley, Sons of Man. Thursday, Cads, Co-Pilot Jones. Next Friday, February 11, J for Jules, Whiskey Kitchen. Next Saturday, February 12, Big Daddy Roaches, Heavy Water. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Deanna Varagona, Can Ky Ree. Thursday, 9 PM, Family of Souls. Next Friday, February 11, 10:30 PM, Dick Prall Band. Next Saturday, February 12, 10:30 PM, Plugged (in the Red Line Tap). Next Sunday, February 13, 7 PM, benefit for WLUW with Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Brother El. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Keith Ware. Saturday, Matt Warren, Maurice Joshua. Wednesdays, Matt Warren. Thursdays, Jim Belanger. 312-236-4355.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Andrew Frakker. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Joey Edwin. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Kevin & Aiden. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Robert "Bilbo" Walker. Saturday, 8 PM, "Pot Lucky" Mr. Rudy Day, Susanna Hollywood, Kim, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Loose Roots Korean Drums, Dueling Evangelists with Harmonicas, Ralf's Famous Puppet Show & others. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Magpie, Can Ky Ree, Tree House Project. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Butterfly Child, Brandon Harvey. Next Saturday, February 12, 9 PM, benefit for Sara Bortt with Paulina Hollers, Ground Speed, Country Melvins, Cole Rain, Moonshine Willy. Next Sunday, February 13, 8 PM, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee (see Folk & Country). 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Six Over Seven, Lance & the Bo Boys. Saturday, Revolver, Reality Slap. Next Friday, February 11, Maryann & the Professors. Next Saturday, February 12, Gowhead. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Caesare spins "easy listening sounds," bossa nova, and international pop music. 773-486-0686.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Next Saturday, February 12, 10 PM, Ms. Calypso Rose with Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, and DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, the Apartment. Thursday, 8 PM, poets Khari B., Elijah Aziz, and LaRue accompanied by Mwata Bowden's Sound Spectrum with Ari Brown, Avreeayl Ra, Yosef Ben Israel, Saleem Shelton Sally & Al Keith. Next Friday, February 11, 7:30 PM, chamber ensemble Fulcrum Point performs "Rock 'n' Roll Is Here to Stay." 312-362-9707.

THE HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2086.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Samples, Push Stars. Saturday, 8 and 11:30 PM, "Paramount Laser Spectacular" features the music of Pink Floyd. Sunday, Brando's Charm, Bomb Pop, Swinging Love Hammers. Monday, 6:45 PM, Cro-Mags, All Out War (see Spot Check), Shutdown, Roundhouse. Tuesday, 7:30 and 11:45 PM, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Half Pint, DJ Field Marshall & Dangr, Ugly Duckling. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Macy Gray, Sy Smith. Thursday, 8:30 PM, Holland, Rev Luv, Lydon Moon. Next Friday, February 11, Harmony Riley, Strain Busy Sky, Angry Salad. Next Saturday, February 12, 7:30 PM, Jazz Mandolin Project, Blue Ground Undergrass. Next Sunday, February 13, 8:30 PM, Soul Brains: A Bad Brains Reunion, Fitz of Depression. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HUDSON'S ICE CREAM EMPORIUM 18 N. Catherine, LaGrange: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10 PM, DJs spin swing. 708-352-1937.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 9 PM-1 AM, Paul Anton. Mondays, 5-9 PM, Ben Rudolph, Jonathan Menchin. Wednesdays, 5-9 PM, Bobby Harrison. 312-640-0999.

INTA'S 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJs spin R&B and hip-hop. 312-829-7503.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Music after 8 PM. DJs spin rock, pop, and alternative Fridays and retro Saturdays. 773-327-4646.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, Quantum Leep. Saturday, Mr. Blotto. Wednesday, Gertrude. Next Friday, February 11, Afrodisiacs. Next Saturday, February 12, Generations, Common Ground. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Shawn Jennell's Acoustic Duo. 630-752-2000.

JOOK JOINT 749 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Butta. 708-862-4291 or 708-862-4284.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. 773-477-3330.

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Saturdays through Thursdays. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Sundays, "Garbage Sundays" with DJ Redneck Ed spinning garage, punk, country & blues. Wednesdays, DJ Uncle Doughnutz. 773-665-7557.

KARMA 318 W. Grand: DJs spin dance music after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Saturday, Hyperactive, Mike Dearborn. Thursday, Sandy Rivera, Lego. Next Saturday, February 12, Dave Clarke, Misstress Barbara. 312-321-1331.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Maggie Speaks. Saturday, Then Again. Next Friday, February 11, Generations. Next Saturday, February 12, Something for Joey. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Teddy spins Thursdays and Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin punk and glam. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Wes Kidd III. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Shawn Jackson, Mel Hammond & Kevin Loftus. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Rust Belt Boys. Sunday, 12:30 PM, "Chicago's Best Wings Fest" with Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots (benefit for the Foundation for Women in Peril). Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. Next Saturday, February 12, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesday, Psychobilly. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Next Friday, February 11, 8:30 PM, Nick Gonzalez & Co. 708-388-6755.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln Ave: Mondays, 8 PM, Windy City Jammers. 773-248-1820.

LIQUID SEX 221 W. Van Buren: After-hours restaurant; DJs Jamal Moss & Aura spin 3 AM-9 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-381-5940.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Intelligibles. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR CABARET 2827 N. Lincoln: Friday and Saturday, 9 PM, "Jug Band Party" with music by Kristina Brandabur, Matthew Brandabur, Kevin Davis, Kenny Golub, Tony Kalm, Brendan Korb, and Radon Daughters; program also features poetry, monologues, and dance. 773-327-6666.

LYON'S KNIGHT LIFE 4447 S. Lawndale, Lyons: Tuesdays, open mike. 708-447-9874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: No cover on weeknights. Friday, 10 PM, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Saturday, Iggy Yoakum & His Famous Pogo Ponies. Sundays, 9 PM, Jeff Sandler's Eight-Piece Suit. Wednesday, 10 PM, AKA. Thursdays, 10 PM, Jan James. Next Friday, February 11, 10 PM, Not the Joneses, Urban Rain. Next Saturday, February 12, 10 PM, Big Guitars From Memphis, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Saturday, Around the Coyote Winter Festival: 4:30 PM, High Nicely; 6:30 PM, Freakalicious Alien Booty; 8:30 PM, Zea Mays; then at 10 PM, DJ Brian G, Mel Hammond, Dayhota. Sundays, DJ Brian G. & Frique. Monday, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJ Justin Tewn. Tuesday, Ron Trent, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, February 12, Josh Warner, Mel Hammond, Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, DJ Funktion. Saturday, Hydrostatic Union. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Spin Twin & Funktion. Next Friday, February 11, Mistechs. Next Saturday, February 12, Special Purpose. 773-327-2739.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Stephanie Rogers (see Spot Check), Flammable Dress. Saturday, Johnny L., Wombats. Sunday, 5-9 PM, benefit for Jane Addams Resource Corporation with Generations, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, and musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Tuesdays, Dark Star Orchestra. Next Friday, February 11, James McMurtry. 773-404-9494.

MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub with DJs spinning nightly after 5 PM. 312-427-1774.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 7 PM, God's Reflex, Traitors, Secret Agent Bill, Lynyrd's Innards. Saturday, 11 PM, µ-ziq (see Critic's Choice), Luke Vibert & BJ Cole, DJ Jethrox. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Clockbox, Double Drive, Five Pointe 0, Yeah Right. Next Friday, February 11, 6:30 PM, No Use for a Name, Mad Caddies, Frenzal Rhomb, Consumed. 773-549-0203.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM, acoustic brunch with Mythic Fig Trio. 847-742-5040.

MINT 820 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thursdays, 10 PM, Green House DJs spin (enter at 2171/2 Green). 312-492-6468.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin after 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 847-488-0320.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR 6727 Olmsted, Edison Park: DJs spin dance music Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-631-1223.

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM. Friday, Diverse, Ted Sirota's Butterfly, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Saturday, Josh Richter Band, Funk Bunker. Sunday, 9 PM, Haujobb, Assemblage 23, DJ Evil Guy. Tuesdays, open mike. Wednesdays, Kat Parsons. Thursday, Evidence, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Friday, February 11, Dragonfly, Elephant's Best Friend. Next Sunday, February 13, DJ Revize. 773-764-6401.

MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Fridays, DJs 3D, Colette, Vic Lavender & Paul Norman. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Brian Reaves. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Waxy & Spinmistress Batty. 773-486-7774.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJ Dave Roberts spins until 4 AM. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NICK'S FISHMARKET 10275 W. Higgins, Rosemont: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Pearl Street Band. 847-298-8200.

905 CLUB 9055 N. Milwaukee, Niles: DJs spin music Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Gus Babalis. 847-470-1700.

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Music after 10 PM; no cover Thursdays. Friday, Sine the Band. Saturday, Kato the Houseboy. Next Friday, February 11, Jocelyn Weed. Next Saturday, February 12, Trial By Z. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9:30 PM, Porters, Deals Gone Bad, DJs Tankboy & Uncle Dan. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Orpheus Falling; 9:30 PM, Fat Time, Deana's House, DJs RB & M. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF, 33-1/3. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, February 11, 9:30 PM, Nubile Thangs, the Gruv. Next Saturday, February 12, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Quartet & friends, Pelvic Delta, Kick the Cat. 773-489-0011.

OKNO 1332 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with DJs after 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, trip-hop with DJ Kozmos. Saturdays, Birdie Num Num spins down beat, ambient, and electronica. Tuesdays, Leading Brand/Elevator DJs spin loungecore and hip-hop. Wednesdays, James Anthony spins trip-hop, ambient, and jungle. Thursdays, Hide spins dancehall. 773-395-1313.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Rico! 815-758-2715.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches; 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, pianist Chad Willetts. 312-787-2200.

PAPAGALLO'S RISTORANTE 246 Green Bay, Highwood: Saturdays, 7-10 PM, Eric "Pianoman" Stang. 847-432-6663.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 3 Card Guts, 50 Grit, Pain Scale. Saturday, Iago. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wednesday, Mad Dash. Thursday, Gasoline Rainbows, Dollar Love Plus. Next Friday, February 11, Stock Boy. Next Saturday, February 12, Creepy D. Next Sunday, February 13, Loner. 773-486-9862.

PLANETA MEXICO 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-489-0600.

PLUSH 2242 N. Lincoln: Fridays, DJ Richie King. 773-404-9961.

POLLY ESTHER'S 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Miasma (no cover). 312-633-0828.

RACHEL'S CAFE & GIFT 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths. 847-310-9678.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 AM on Saturdays. Fridays, DJ David Britton & Lil' John. Saturdays, Lego & Lil' John, JoJo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant & Lego, DJ Keith Ware. 773-278-1009.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music after 8:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and after 8 PM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, Troy Neihardt, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin, Tom Linsk. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Friday, Colette, Angel Alanis, Johnny Fresco, Alexi Delano, Erick, Bear Who?. Saturday, Frique & Majid. 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs Meza & Xavier Temple spin "high energy dance music" 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-738-9971.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays and Tuesdays. 312-440-0535.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mix Band. Thursdays, Timmy D. 773-775-7525.

RUBY SLIPPER 1161 N. Dearborn: DJs spin until 4 AM Fridays through Thursdays and Sundays and until 5 AM on Saturdays. 312-337-2300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Accident Clearinghouse. Saturday, 10 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Rumble Seat. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Wednesday, 9 PM, Verbow, Stir. Thursday, 9 PM, Jupiter Coyote. Next Friday, February 11, 10 PM, Handsome Family, Nora O'Connor Band. Next Saturday, February 12, 10 PM, Casolando, Colin Bunn y Sus Hombres Perdidos. Next Sunday, February 13, 8 PM, Hamell on Trial, Hipbone. 773-525-2508.

SHARK BAR 212 N. Canal: Music at 10:30 PM. Fridays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Saturdays, Will & friends. 312-559-9057.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Jon Gram. Thursday, Roots Rock. 312-527-2722.

SIDELINES GRILL 2843 N. Halsted: DJs spin after all football games and Friday and Saturday nights. 773-528-8438.

SINIBAR 464 N. Halsted: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Alejan. 312-226-6092.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, DJ Michelle, Brian Borden. Sundays, Deep Latin Grooves. Wednesdays, DJ Wes Kidd. Next Friday, February 11, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Chia. 773-889-0601.

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Saturdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Mondays, DJ Steven Farias. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJs Special Agent Webb & Steven Farias. 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. 312-587-7657.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Saturday, Butterside Down, Cheap Souvenirs. Next Friday, February 11, "Band to Band Combat" with Swinging Love Hammers and Mesh. Next Saturday, February 12, Rusk, Waystation. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: Next Saturday, February 12, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson Band. 847-455-0088.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs Jay Biz & Mass Transit. Sundays, Twisted Bliss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Third Leg, Sweater Girl, Glitch. Saturday, 4 and 9 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Hudson Falcon, Callahan, Daycare Swindlers. Wednesday, Tracer, William & the Conquerors. Thursday, Kamikaze Butterfly, Simple Simon, White Bread. Next Friday, February 11, Spreaders, Rock Star Club, Hallow Point. Next Saturday, February 12, Penance, Johnny Vomit, Dead Steel Mill, Urban Idols. 773-472-6900.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Music at 8 PM; no cover on Fridays. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage with Ken Qualter. 708-633-7375.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays, 8 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Mondays, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. 773-665-9071.

TRADER TODD'S ADVENTURE BAR 1157 N. Dearborn: DJ Riojet spins disco after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays (upstairs). 312-943-3944.

TUTTO TAPAS 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Polk Group. 708-771-3063.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Tuesdays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJs spin dance music. Wednesdays, DJs Red Lox & Stallion Luv with DJ Blade spin reggae. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa & merengue (with free dance lessons at 9 PM with Manny Lopez). 847-233-9091.

ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR & GRILL 9 W. Division: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM nightly. 312-654-0000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Friday, 9 PM, Alice Peacock. Saturday, 8 PM, Fallen Angels, Sweet Accord. Sunday, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Erica Wheeler, John Sadusky. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Jonathan Rundman, Steve Dawson, Kitten Factor. Thursday, 8 PM, Beki Hemingway, Brian Kelley, Flammable Dress. Next Friday, February 11, 9 PM, Life in the Garden. Next Saturday, February 12, 8 PM, Mel, Chris Berry, John Sabal. Next Sunday, February 13, 7 PM, Joy Truskowski, Stephanie Fletcher, Kenny Dread. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Sundays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays. Tuesdays, open jam with Anthony & Stevie D. 773-281-8188.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Martin "Bogieman" Luna spins "progressive house and underground Euro." Sundays, DJs Tone B Nimble, Spin, and Joe Glover. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Rico! 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Rhythm Tree, Rubberhead. Saturday, Deja Vu. Wednesday, Johnny Socko. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, February 11, Lightning & Thunder. Next Saturday, February 12, Rubber. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, February 11, Chocolate Covered Karma. Next Saturday, February 12, Rico! 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Eric Howell. Next Friday, February 11, James Bond Goes Surfing, Yvonne Doll. Next Saturday, February 12, Hacks. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, Third Coast. Saturday, Zeleke, Trevor Roper, Michael Black. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Carl Brown. Thursday, Deals Gone Bad. Next Friday, February 11, Shayar, Krooshal Force. Next Saturday, February 12, Gizzae, One Blood. Next Sunday, February 13, Culture. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Night Riders. Saturday, Cats Under the Stars. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Thursday, F.M. Smith & Rob Bonnocorrsi. Next Saturday, February 12, Rollover. 847-432-6430.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, Jorge Piza. Thursdays, Jim & Maggie. 773-549-4949.

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Nan Mason & Terry Higgins. Sundays, 7 PM, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, 8 PM, Faye Bolden. 312-280-1700.

YVETTE WINTERGARDEN 311 S. Wacker: Fridays, 6 PM, and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Jim Sellers Trio. Mondays and Tuesdays, 5 PM, pianist Bob Moreen. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 PM, pianist Jim Sellers. 312-408-1242.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Piano bar with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Tom Oman. Sundays, open jam session with Gary Filip & friends. Mondays, pianist Ruth Allen. Tuesdays, pianist Gary Filip. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 19th annual awards ceremony with performances by Chase Daniels and others. Saturday, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

TOM DUNDEE Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

HILLSIDE CEILI BAND Free concert. Thursday, February 10, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KAREN SAVOCA, MICHAEL MILES Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

LINDA M. SMITH WITH ROBERT ARENDT & FOTIOS GOLEMIS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, February 12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

39TH ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL AMERICAN MUSIC See Fairs & Festivals.

KELLY WILLIS See Spot Check. Saturday, 8 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Saturday, Antje, Beki Hemingway, Al Rose. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursdays, Abbey Folk Club hosted by Christy Barry. Next Friday, February 11, 9 PM, Druha Trava. Next Saturday, February 12, Lindisfarne. Next Sunday, February 13, Paddy Reilly. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Dan Whitaker. Wednesday, James King Band, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-332-1116.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 7 PM; DJs spin Fridays and Sundays through Tuesdays. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, DJ Brian spins country music. Next Saturday, February 12, Gin Palace Jesters. 773-384-2547.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 5 PM, Irish sessiun. 312-337-1005.

CRITTERS 3757 N. Cicero: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Just Us with Bertie Lee. 773-545-8787.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesday, DJs Jason & Keith spin country music. 773-472-2771.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays. 847-593-2200.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Donnybrook. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Aiden & Kevin. 773-529-9879.

EDELWEISS 7650 W. Irving Park, Norridge: Traditional German and popular American music after 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 708-452-6040.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Live music Wednesday through Sunday nights after 9 PM. Thursdays, Fast Eddie. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 9:30 PM, Kelly Willis (see Spot Check), Jack Ingram (see Critic's Choice). Tuesday, 8 PM, Big Breakfast, Peter Joly. Thursday, 9 PM, Alice Peacock, Dave Crawford Band. Next Friday, February 11, 9:30 PM, Tish Hinojosa. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Thursday, February 10, 9 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Folk-Lore Center staff/student concert. Next Saturday, February 12, Ed Hall. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GALWAY BAY PUB 500 W. Diversey: Fridays, 6-9 PM, Smokin' Shamrocks of County Cook. 773-348-3750.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Friday, David Dunne. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Next Friday, February 11, Velvet Green. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Deanna Varagona, Can Ky Ree. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Steepwater Band. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Next Saturday, February 12, 9 PM, benefit for Sara Bortt with Paulina Hollers, Ground Speed, Country Melvins, Cole Rain, Moonshine Willy. Next Sunday, February 13, 8 PM, "Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee" with Stacey Earley, Jim Earley, Kelly Kessler, Lawrence Peters, Ethan Semone, Rob Doren, Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, Steve Duroche, Jim Becker, Ryan Hembry & Jason LaBrosse. 773-227-4433.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 8 PM, songwriter showcase. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM Saturdays. Next Saturday, February 12, Bert Cattoni Band. 630-752-2000.

LAKEVIEW LOUNGE 5110 N. Broadway: No cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Nightwatch. 773-769-0994.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Friday, 8:30 PM, Kat Eggleston. Saturday, 9 PM, Chicago Rovers. Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish sessiun. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sunday, 5-9 PM, benefit for Jane Addams Resource Corporation with Generations, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, and musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Saturday, 7 PM, open mike & sing-along. 847-836-6278.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Wednesday, 8 PM, open jam hosted by Chicago Bluegrass Club. 773-463-7663.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-728-6000.

SANDWICH OPERA HOUSE Pearl & Railroad, Sandwich: Saturday, 7 PM, Lee Murdock, Blue Water Band. 815-786-2555.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 8 PM, Michael Hurley (see Critic's Choice). Sunday, 8 PM, Michael Miles & Greg Cahill. Tuesday, 9 PM, Slaid Cleaves (see Critic's Choice), Peter Keane, Bill Passalacqua. 773-525-2508.

SNUGGERY 36 E. New York, Aurora: Wednesdays, country line dancing with music by DJ Johnny J. 630-264-9800.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Saturday, 8 PM, On the Mainline. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage with Ken Qualter. 708-633-7375.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Mark Dvorak. Next Friday, February 11, Darwin & Marv. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Saturday, 8 PM, Fallen Angels, Sweet Accord. Sunday, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Erica Wheeler, John Sadusky. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, K.C. Crystal. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Patty McCulla. 312-266-7761.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

MAGGIE BROWN Concert featuring songs from the African-American tradition. Tuesday, 10:30 AM, Promontory Point Park, 5491-93 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-6620.

CHATHAM CHORAL ENSEMBLE under the direction of Charles Heath. Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 19th annual awards ceremony with performances by Ricky Dillard's New Generation, Roy Hytower, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and others. Saturday, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

FREE AT LAST Lena McLin's cantata will be performed; program also features Al Rudd & Company jazz ensemble and a drumming workshop with Baba Tyehimba Mtu. Free concert. Sunday, 2 PM, Sixth-Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th. 312-225-5300.

JOHN JACKSON Performance and interview as part of the "Speakin' of the Blues" series (free admission). Friday, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

JOHN JACKSON Free concert. Friday, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

JAMES "SUPER CHIKAN" JOHNSON See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Saturday, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR and others perform at the 10th annual Gospel Extravaganza. Free admission. Next Saturday, February 12, 7 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033 or 630-617-3343.

MAHALIA Musical theater tribute to Mahalia Jackson. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Saint Isidore Church, 1811 Burr Oak, Blue Island. 312-644-2316.

KEN SAYDAK Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

ROBERT SIMS Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, February 13, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ALCOCK'S 411 S. Wells: Saturday, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 312-922-1778.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Wednesdays, Willie D. 773-734-0491.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Joanna Connor. Saturday, New Invaders. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Friday, February 11, Howard & the White Boys. Next Saturday, February 12, Phil Guy. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Monday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Tuesday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, Chico Banks Band with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana' Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Dion Payton. Saturday, John Primer. Sunday, Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, King Corey. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Next Friday, February 11, Carlos Johnson. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Rockin' Johnny. Saturday, James Solberg Band. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Wednesday, Marty Sammon. Thursday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Next Friday, February 11, Carl Weathersby. Next Saturday, February 12, Otis Rush. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, David "Honeyboy" Edwards. Thursday, Sugar Blue. Next Friday, February 11, Blue Watusis. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open jam with Brother John. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Joanna Connor; 9:30 PM, Roomful of Blues (see Critic's Choice), Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Saturday, Johnnie Johnson, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Sunday, 6 PM, benefit for Barkin' Bill Smith. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Mississippi Heat. Wednesday, Matthew Skoller. Thursday, Wayne Baker Brooks. Next Friday, February 11, 5:30 PM, John McDonald; 9:30 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Jay Stulo Band. Next Saturday, February 12, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Brother John, Joe Moss. Next Sunday, February 13, 6 PM, Black History month celebration features music by Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-384-2547.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Artie "Blues Boy" White. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE II 1634 W. 69th: Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, blues open mike with Patricia Scott, Lucky Price, and Floyd Taylor. 773-471-6497.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Ron Prince. Saturday, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Next Friday, February 11, Anthony Gomes Band. Next Saturday, February 12, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 630-513-0074.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sunday, 8 PM-2 AM, "Mardi Gras 2000" party with Double J Blues Band featuring Killer Ray & others. 312-341-9787.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Friday, 9:30 PM, Zanne Mack. 630-325-0780.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. 312-836-7870.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Saturday, 10 PM, Andre Williams, Sin Ropas, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-276-3600.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Shawn Pittman. Saturday, Howard & the White Boys. Sunday, Brother John. Monday, Blue Watusis. Tuesday, John Primer. Wednesday, Joanna Connor. Next Saturday, February 12, Billy Branch. 312-266-2400.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Pathway Blues Band with J.R. "Bootsie" Lee & Ms. Claudette (no cover). 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Koko Taylor, Ron Prince. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Keith Scott. Next Saturday, February 12, Nitecrawlers. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Next Saturday, February 12, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, Billy King & Dan Beaver. 773-549-3232.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Next Friday, February 11, Phil Guy Band. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Legendary Sam Lay Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Regi Blue Blues Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, February 12, 9:30 PM, Kax & the Blacklight Experience. 708-484-3610.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Robert "Bilbo" Walker. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday, Casey Jones. Saturday, John Jackson. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday and Wednesday, Blue Mirror Band. Thursday through next Saturday, February 12, Joanna Connor Band. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5-9 PM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-1 AM, Ms. Mandi's R&B Revue. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, Peter Dames. 312-640-0999.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Recliners. Next Friday, February 11, Keith Scott Band. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Casey Jones. Mondays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Carl Weathersby. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby & Howard Scott with Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Nellie Travis & Andre Taylor, Charlie Love. Next Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Roy Hytower. Saturday, Willie Kent with Patricia Scott. Sundays, jam hosted by Nellie Travis. Wednesday, Charlie Love & Shirley King. Thursday, Joe Barr. Next Friday, February 11, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Next Saturday, February 12, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-360-1558.

LEATHER LOUNGE 401 E. 69th: Saturdays, 10 PM, Rush Hour Blues Band. 773-651-6763.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs & the Fireballs. Thursday through next Saturday, February 12, Pat Smillie Band. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Rock Bottom Blues Band. Next Friday, February 11, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 708-863-2000.

NEW APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Friday, 10 PM, Floyd Taylor. 773-483-7728.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, February 12, Chicago Catz. 773-252-1155.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Fridays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-821-9165.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Jeff Zak & the Cold Shot Band. Next Saturday, February 12, Rock Bottom Blues Band. 773-267-5197.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Phil Guy. Saturday, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees. Wednesday, Devlin & Dietel. Next Friday, February 11, Roy Hytower. Next Saturday, February 12, Street Corner Blue. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Screaming Bluedogs. 312-467-1600.

RED'S LOUNGE 3479 S. Archer: No cover. Live music after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open blues jam. 773-376-0517.

RIVERVIEW 4018 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Friday, open blues jam with Gallon. Next Friday, February 11, Blue Groove. 773-463-4729.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Big Time Sarah. Saturday, Super Chikan (see Critic's Choice), Robert "Bilbo" Walker. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, Aaron Moore with Willie Smith, Bob Stroger & James Wheeler. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesday, Matthew Skoller. Next Sunday, February 13, Craig Kenning & Steve Arvey. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Reverend Raymond & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. Saturday, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Friday, February 11, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Next Saturday, February 12, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday, February 11, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Next Saturday, February 12, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

STARLITE 605 S. Pulaski: Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-826-5676.

SYNERGY II 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Friday, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-231-6000.

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Brothers K Band. 773-472-4405.

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 9 PM, Willie D. & the All-Stars. Saturday, 10 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 773-533-9208.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. 773-728-3114.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Friday, 9:30 PM, Joan Baby & Her Chicago Revue. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Friday, Blue Marlins. 773-281-7112.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Next Friday, February 11, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-432-6430.

ZINES & BEANS 934 W. Webster: Friday, 7-9 PM, Jimmy Cole (no cover). 773-755-2681.

jazz

concerts

ACTIVE MUSIC: NEW MUSIC MARATHON Museum-wide day of music featuring architecture-influenced works by modern composers, works by Chicago composers (Art Lange, Guillermo Gregorio, Robbie Hunsinger), improvised music, and audio sculptures, with musicians Kyle Bruckmann, Lisa Goethe, Tatsu Aoki, Carrie Biolo, Steve Butters, Julia Bentley, Jeb Bishop, Michael Cameron, Gene Coleman, John Corbett, Ken Vandermark, TV Pow, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ernst Long, Lou Mallozzi, Shelly Weiss, and others. See Critic's Choice. Sunday, 11 AM-5 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

MARK BETTCHER SEXTET Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

BUMPUS, BARRY WINOGRAD TRIO perform at the Beverly Area Planning Association Snowflake Ball. Next Saturday, February 12, 8:30 PM, Evergreen Plaza, 9500 S. Western. 773-233-3100.

CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 19th annual awards ceremony with performances by Phil Seed & Detour and others. Saturday, 8 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

RODNEY CLARKE'S JAZZ UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA Big Band/Big Dance concert; free admission. Next Friday, February 11, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake. 312-747-1430.

KELAN PHIL COHRAN Next Saturday, February 12, 2 PM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-947-6052.

KELAN PHIL COHRAN and others in a program called "Metamorphosis: Origins of Jazz." Next Saturday, February 12, 7:30 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0595.

DePAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH JOE LOVANO under the direction of Bob Lark. Saturday, 8 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

REDD HOLT Next Sunday, February 13, 2 PM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-947-6052.

JAZZ UNITES CLASSICAL ENSEMBLE Tribute to Marian Anderson. Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7509 S. South Shore Dr. 773-747-2623.

DENISE LA GRASSA performs in "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs: A Jazztheatre Jam of Streetwise Satirical Jive." Fridays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Center Theater, 1346 W. Devon. 773-508-5422.

JEFF LASKY Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

LEWIS BROTHERS QUINTET Benefit for the Women's Shelter and Good News (free-will offering). Sunday, 4 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 847-446-7777.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE & JAZZ LAB BAND under the direction of Don Owens and Timothy Robblee. Next Saturday, February 12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BILL PORTER'S CHICAGO ALL-STARS "Sinatra Celebration." Sunday, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

FRANK PORTOLESE QUARTET Next Sunday, February 13, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Friday, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500. Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

RED ROSE RAGTIME BAND Sunday, 4 and 7 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

PETER ROOTHAAN TRIO Free concert. Tuesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

AL RUDD & COMPANY Program also features Lena McLin's cantata "Free at Last" and a drumming workshop with Baba Tyehimba Mtu. Free concert. Sunday, 2 PM, Sixth-Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th. 312-225-5300.

SUE--OS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

BILLY TAYLOR TRIO, REGINA CARTER QUINTET Friday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

UMOJA CELEBRATION features choir performances and musical tributes to Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr., and Curtis Mayfield, as well as an African marketplace. Next Saturday, February 12, 10 AM-6 PM, Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1400 S. Sacramento. 312-747-2623.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Jennifer Shelton Quintet. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Greg Sergo's Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Steve Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Brass Blend with John Young, John Bany, Martin Bany, George Bean & Tom Garling. Thursday, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, February 11, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, February 12, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Carter Luke, Steven Hashimoto & Heath Chappell. 312-263-0700.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday through Sunday, Carlos Cannon. Thursday through next Sunday, February 13, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 773-404-0111.

BERNICE'S TWILIGHT ZONE RESTAURANT 2914 E. 79th: Thursdays, 8 PM, Latin jazz jam session with Crosswind. 773-374-6446.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM, Big Joe's Jazz Masters; 9 PM-midnight, jam session with Ted Hogarth, Darren Scorza, Neil Alger, and Alex Bednarke. 773-784-8755.

BILOXI GRILL 313 Liberty, Wauconda: Thursdays, 7 PM, Jazz du Jour (no cover). 847-526-2420.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Alejandro Urzagaste Trio. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO 1800 & MY BAR 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, 1800 Jazz Trio. Saturdays, David Young Quartet. Thursdays, Lloyd Quartet. 847-492-3450.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Bob Carter Quartet with Ron Cooper (no cover). 773-525-8989.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Fridays, 7:30-10:30 PM, and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

BURGUNDY INN 2706 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Rob Zettl & Chris Clemente. 773-327-0303.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, February 10, Marcus Jefferson Trio. 630-942-9463.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, swing dance lessons with Moonlight Swing. 630-830-7200.

CAFE EXPRESS 615 Dempster, Evanston: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Bruce Mak, Tim Keenan & Dave Kemper. 847-864-1868.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Saturday, Greg Bishop Combo. Thursdays, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, 7 PM, pianist Professor John. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30 PM, Phil Kidder with Dave Gordon & Brian Sandstrom. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Thursdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Paulinho Garcia & John Paul. Next Friday, February 11, 5:30 PM, Elijah Levi Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sunday, 6 PM, Margie Gibson Duo. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Next Friday, February 11, 9 PM, Milt Trenier Quartet. Next Sunday, February 13, 6 PM, Richard Gersten. 847-647-8282.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 630-469-1080.

CITY LIFE 712 E. 83rd: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, June Yvon & the Mixed Ingredients. 773-723-6700.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Kevin Chandler. 312-341-9787.

DAKOTA'S 8926 S. Stoney Island: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, master class with Sonny Seals. 773-374-8883.

DELEECE 4004 N. Southport: Mondays, 6:30 PM, Diane Delin/Greg Pasenko Trio. 773-325-1710.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, Eddie Harrison. 312-836-7870.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Next Saturday, February 12, "Heroes of the Hammond" with Idris Muhammad, Chris Foreman & George Freeman, Red Elephant. 773-549-5549.

EMILIO'S LA PERLA 2135 S. Wolf Road, Hillside: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Sumer Kwai Quartet. 708-449-1070.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Jeb Bishop Trio. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Sundays, Bopzilla. Wednesdays, Jazz Hippies Power Trio. 773-973-2233.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Airborne. Next Saturday, February 12, Paul Arthur Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Next Saturday, February 12, Joe Hurt Duo. 847-718-9272.

FANTASY SHOW LOUNGE 9942 S. Torrance: Next Sunday, February 13, 7 and 8:30 PM, Myron Mills Project. 773-721-7964.

FIRESIDE BEVERLY 10730 S. Western: Sunday, 5-8 PM, Gloria Shannon. 773-779-3606.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Wednesday, 8 PM, Hip Fetish, Moonbuzz. Next Sunday, February 13, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Jack D'Amico. 630-620-1500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Three Cent Stomp (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Jazz Temple Quartet with Beau Barry & R.J. Temple. 773-489-5471.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland: Restaurant and sports bar. Wednesdays, Cote & Co. 708-385-3100.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sunday, 8 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter's Real Swing Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Vince Willis. Next Saturday, February 12, Barbara LeShoure with Herb Walker, Vince Willis, Joe Thomas & Toby Williams. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group (see Critic's Choice); 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, February 11, Ellington Dynasty. Next Saturday, February 12, Brad Goode Quintet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sunday, 8 PM, Third Coast String Quartet. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 9 PM, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Myumi Project; 9 PM, Robert Dick with Gene Coleman, Michael Zerang, Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kevin Drumm, Kyle Bruckman & Lisa Goethe. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. Thursday, 8 PM, poets Khari B., Elijah Aziz, and LaRue accompanied by Mwata Bowden's Sound Spectrum with Ari Brown, Avreeayl Ra, Yosef Ben Israel, Saleem Shelton Sally & Al Keith. Next Saturday, February 12, 9 PM, Dee Alexander. 312-362-9707.

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Lisa Taylor. Wednesdays, Donnie DeMarco Trio with Robyn Alexis. 312-467-1947.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays through Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5-9 PM, Calvin "Koco" Brunson. Mondays, 9 PM-1 AM, Larry Hanks. 312-640-0999.

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. Friday through Sunday, Mose Allison Trio. Monday, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble Big Band. Tuesday and Wednesday, Tony Reedus & Frontiers (see Critic's Choice). Thursday through next Sunday, February 13, Benny Golson Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM- 3 PM, Katherine Davis; 6 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHNNY D'S 616 Golf, Schaumburg: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Bob Long. 847-519-9161.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Thursdays, 7 PM, Lady Edwina Jackson with percussionist Phil Thomas and organist E.C. Brown. 773-493-3477.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Riley Wimes spins swing. Thursday, 7 PM-2 AM, "Swinger's Ball" with Tuey Connell Trio, Rhythm Rockets, Blues Swingers, and Eric "Shoutin'" Sheridan. 773-528-3400.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Ken Vandermark. Thursday, 8 PM, Jim Baker. Next Friday, February 11, 9:30 PM, Peter Andreadis, Herb Rieth. Next Saturday, February 12, Dave Pavkovic Band. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Wednesday, Two For Brasil. Thursday, Greg Fishman Duo. 312-649-5874.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Saturdays and Sundays, 5-9 PM, and Wednesdays, 6-11 PM, pianist Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). 773-327-2739.

METAMORPHOSIS 13 E. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Music from 1-3 PM Saturdays; no cover. Saturday, 56 Strings. Next Saturday, February 12, Buffalo Grove High School Jazz Combo. 847-368-9100.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 312-565-7444.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, February 13, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sunday, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Carol Genetti with Ed Ludwig, Noel Kupersmith, and Laurie Lee Moses. Thursday, Matt Bauder with Tim Daisy, Dave Rempis, and Eric Roth. Next Friday, February 11, Phil Mosberg Quartet. Next Saturday, February 12, Kyle Bruckman & friends. 773-728-5010.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. Next Saturday, February 12, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Quartet & friends, Pelvic Delta, Kick the Cat. 773-489-0011.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays through Mondays, Bob Freitag. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Mary Clare Baker. 312-787-6604.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Neal Alger Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, Bobby Broom Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Duo. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Randy Herman Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Wallace Burton Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Karl Johnson Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Matt Wilson Trio. 773-486-9862.

PLAZA TAVERN 70 W. Monroe: Friday, Saturday, and Monday through Thursday, 7 PM, Eric Schneider. Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Bradley Williams & His 21st Century Review. Next Saturday, February 12, 7 PM, Eric Schneider. 312-977-1940.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. Saturday, Alison Ruble Quartet. Monday, 8:30 PM, Grazyna Auguscik & Paulinho Garcia. Tuesday, Ben Lewis & Matt Lewis. Wednesday, Elijah Levi Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Friday, February 11, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt. Next Saturday, February 12, Ken Chaney Quartet. Next Sunday, February 13, Nicole Kessler Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Rankinfyle. Saturday, Walter Burton Trio, Peter Dames Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesday, Mark Madsen. Thursday, John Fournier Trio. Next Friday, February 11, Ken Saydak Trio. Next Saturday, February 12, Scott Stevenson Trio, Ken Saydak Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Brienn Perry Duo. Next Sunday, February 13, Ron & Kate. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6-8 PM, pianist Dan Merrigan; 8 PM-midnight, Dan Merrigan Duo with vocalist Christy Ogilvie. Sundays, 6 PM, Marc Pompe. Mondays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. Tuesdays, 6 PM, Marc Pompe. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Jeanette Kopala. Thursdays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. 312-266-0360.

RESTO 22 2210 W. Chicago: Music in the Piano Lounge at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, bassist David Rothstein. Saturdays, pianist & vocalist Kara Kesselring. 773-384-1800.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays, Scott Stenten. Wednesdays, Donny DeMarco Trio with Vince Willis. Thursdays, Quintet Blue. 773-271-9944.

SEASONS LOUNGE Four Seasons Hotel, 900 N. Michigan: Fridays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM-12:30 AM, pianist Larry Hanks. Saturdays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM, pianist Larry Hanks; 9 PM, Larry Hanks Trio. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Joe Gattone;

5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Mondays, 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 3 PM, Jimmy Griffin; 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. 312-280-8800.

SHUCKERS 150 E. Ontario: Mondays through Fridays, noon-2 PM, pianist Steve Million. Mondays through Saturdays, 6-10:30 PM, pianist Bob Dogan. 312-266-6057.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Saturday, 10 PM, Pillow with Michael Colligan, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Liz Payne & Ben Vida; puppeteer Blaire Thomas; and Jeff Parker with Weasel Walter & Michael Zerang. 773-227-3617.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Thursdays, Alan Batts/Ron Dewar Quartet. 773-772-6656.

LA STRADA 151 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 PM, Donny DeMarco Duo. 312-565-2200.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, February 12, Ryan Shultz Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Friday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Kevin Kizer Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Ben Lewis Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Friday, February 11, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, February 12, Geof Bradfield Trio. 630-305-0230.

TJ'S RESTAURANT Radisson Lincolnwood Hotel, 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Fridays, 8 PM, Bruce Mauer Trio. 847-869-7210.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. 630-832-9797.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Mondays, 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Mondays, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. 773-665-9071.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Todd Garland's BQ Trio. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 1-4 AM, Mark Madsen. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, Lamont Boston & the LB's Machine; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Lynn Hilton. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 10 PM-1 AM, David Byrd's Oversoul; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Edmund Doherty with James Willis, Dushon Mosely, and Herb Walker. Saturday, Yapree Howell Spacebop Vanguard. Sundays, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Velvet Lounge Inside/Outside Band with pianist Jodie Christian, trumpeter Walter Henderson, alto saxist Dennis Winslett, bassist Mendi & percussionist Tony Walton. Thursday, 9 PM, Invesco with Ken Vandermark, Liz Payne & Adam Vida. Next Friday, February 11, Tim Aubuchon Trio. Next Saturday, February 12, Hamid Drake with Fred Anderson & Tatsu Aoki. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Fridays, Yoko Noge & Clark Dean. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, pianist Bruce Oscar. Thursdays, Chuck Masny. 630-232-2201.

international

concerts

ALYO ADULT ENSEMBLE performs music of the Old Malian Empire. Wednesday, noon, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

AYODELE performs in a west African music program entitled "The Manding Empire Revealed." Next Friday, February 11, 10:15 and 11:30 AM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-947-6052.

CENTRAL AFRICA FESTIVAL with guitarist and soukous musician Mantuila Nyombo and members of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation. Wednesday, 6 PM, GAR Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CONJUNTO CESPEDES See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DRUMMERS OF WEST AFRICA with Doudou N'Diaye Rose. See Critic's Choice. Monday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ENSEMBLE ESPA--OL performs flamenco music and dance; the same program features musicians from the Peoples Music School performing music by Latin American and Spanish composers under the direction of Rita Simo. Thursday, February 10, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SAM GHANSAH Free admission. Friday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MALO, TIERRA, EL CHICANO, TOGETHER, JORGE SANTANA Saturday, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Sunday, 2:30 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

JESUS "CHUY" NEGRETE "Songs and Images of Mexican Labor"; free concert and photography presentation. Wednesday, 7 PM, Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County, Waukegan. 847-623-2041.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Saint Isidore Church, 1811 Burr Oak, Blue Island. 312-644-2316.

NORTH AFRICA FESTIVAL with oud player Issa Boulos, Djalaal, and Red Sheba. Tuesday, 6 PM, GAR Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

OBESERE/ABASS AKANDE & HIS FUJI PUSKY ORGANIZATION, MAYOR RASHEED AYINDE ADEKUNLE & HIS FUJI MERENGUE INTERNATIONAL Sultan International Promotions "Lovers' Night" concert. Next Saturday, February 12, 7 PM, auditorium, Garfield High School, 220 W. 45th. 312-326-2706 or 773-972-0604.

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Free west African percussion concert. Sunday, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

international

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Druha Trava. 773-478-4408.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesday, DJ Esperanto spins world beat. 773-227-6859.

BAJA BEACH CLUB 219 W. Erie: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Bandoleros. Saturdays, Bamboleo. 312-915-5986.

BRIO 10 W. Hubbard: Spanish restaurant; no cover. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 PM, flamenco guitarist Jim Perri. 312-467-1010.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays, and 7 PM Thursdays. Saturday and Tuesday, Jim Perri. Thursday and next Saturday, February 12, Steve Mazurowski. 708-848-3434.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Senegalese Kora. Saturdays, 8 PM, Tede. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa & merengue. 312-226-4555.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar. Next Saturday, February 12, 10:30 PM, benefit for Nicaragua Solidarity Committee with Orquesta Nabori. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, Luis Jahn, El Mitote. 312-362-9707.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Latin dance lessons Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM with DJs on Fridays and live salsa/merengue bands after 11 PM on Saturdays. Saturday and next Saturday, February 12, Jesus Enriquez. 773-528-3400.

MANGIA ITALIANO RISTORANTE 4920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Chilean musician Nelson Sosa. 773-205-4354.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Grupo Kaskara. 773-489-0011.

ONCE UPON A THAI 3705 N. Southport: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Darin Vongvinijsorn performs Thai classical music. 773-935-6433.

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, and Sundays, 5 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 773-736-4982.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-397-0100.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Fridays, 7 PM, Ceasar Fuentes; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Saturdays, 7 PM, Rancho Luna Orchestra Tropical; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Sundays, 7 PM, Son del Caribe. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Martin Master Zayas (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 773-509-9332.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Next Saturday, February 12, 10 PM, Casolando, Colin Bunn y Sus Hombres Perdidos. 773-525-2508.

SKADARLIJA 4024 N. Kedzie: Restaurant featuring eastern European music. Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 PM, Skadarlija Ensemble. 773-463-5600.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Kewu, Atu & Dr. Brad. Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

classical

AFFETTI MUSICALI in a free program of Baroque music. Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR Steven Alltop, conductor, with organist Douglas Cleveland and members of the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra (Faure, Jongen). Sunday, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

AMERICAN GRANDS GLOBAL V PIANO CONCERT features some 200 area pianists (Liszt, Tchaikovsky, J. Strauss, Gounod, Falla, and others). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-3378.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO ARIAS piano (Schubert, Brahms, Clementi). Sunday, 3:30 PM, St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-366-3226.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO ARIAS piano (Beethoven, Debussy, Wagner). Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

ARIEL ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Berkey, Glasscock, Cage, and others). Friday, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-784-4303.

BOB BATES organ (Rossini, Offenbach, Sousa, and others). Next Sunday, February 13, 4:30 PM, Christ Episcopal Church, 132 S. Vermillion, Streator. 888-485-9895.

BEL SONORE CHAMBER PLAYERS (Rossini, Butterworth, R. Strauss, Schubert, Ellington). Sunday, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6219 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

BRIAN BLASCO AND JEAN DRENDEL in a free organ concert (Bach, Handel, Duparc, and others). Next Saturday, February 12, 3 PM, St. Anthony Church, 407 S. Park, Streator. 888-485-9895.

BOSTON CAMERATA AND SHAKERS OF SABBATHDAY LAKE in a program of Shaker chants and spirituals. Next Saturday, February 12, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

BRANDENBURG ENSEMBLE Jaime Laredo, conductor, violin, and viola, with violinist Leila Josefowicz (Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi). Tuesday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DON CASSADY organ (Handel, Broughton, Kaufmann, and others). Next Saturday, February 12, 4:30 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 101 Trinity, Streator. 888-485-9895.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Haydn, Hindemith, Mozart, Reynolds). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. Next Sunday, February 13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free all-Telemann program. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thursday through next Saturday, February 10-12, 8 PM, David Zinman, conductor, with pianist Radu Lupu (Bartok, Beethoven, Dvorak). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Duain Wolfe conducts a children's program featuring soprano Leille Berman, tenor Michael Sommese, and members of Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Bernstein, Vivaldi, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Copland, Donizetti, Lehar, Handel). Next Saturday, February 12, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Bloch, Gounod, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Stravinsky, J. Strauss). Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-8074.

FELICIA COLEMAN-EVANS soprano, with chamber orchestra in a program of "classical music, spirituals, hymns, and stylizations" (Mozart, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, and others). Benefit for Columbia College music students. Friday, 7:30 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS with the Pacifica String Quartet and others (Mackey, Seeger, Shapey, Eaton). Thursday, February 10, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8098.

DE PAUL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND WIND ENSEMBLE Cliff Colnot and Donald DeRoche conduct a free concert (Varese, Revueltas, Dahl, Rimsky-Korsakov). Friday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-922-1999.

DE PAUL WIND SYMPHONY AND CHORUS Donald DeRoche and Clayton Parr conduct a free concert (Rossini, Broege, Bach, Nixon). Sunday, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-922-1999.

ROBERT DICK flute, performs his own compositions. Sunday, 4 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1014 S. Michigan. 708-524-4704. Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ROBERT DICK AND STEPHANIE GRIFFIN flute and viola, in a free concert (Probano, Ung, Dick, and others). Saturday, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer conducts Lehar's The Merry Widow. Next Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, 8 PM, and next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with violinist Yuan-Qing Yu (Mahler, Prokofiev). Saturday, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 N. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor (Dvorak, Schuman, Canning). Friday, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with pianist Leon Bates (Gershwin, Copland). Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

FLUTES FANTASTIQUE (Handel, Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, J. Strauss, Dvorak, Dragansky). Next Friday, February 11, 8 PM, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods, Lincolnshire. Next Sunday, February 13, 4 PM, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont. 800-880-2141.

MATTHEW HAGLE piano (Debussy, Bartok, Ligeti). Friday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

HARWOOD EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE John Nygro conducts "music of Renaissance Italy" in a free concert. Saturday, 1 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-443-3600.

SHARON HATZER organ (Bach, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, and others). Next Sunday, February 13, 1:30 PM, St. Stephen Church, 711 E. Lundy, Streator. 888-485-9895.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with violinist Desiree Ruhstrat (Mozart, Sarasate, Telemann, Grieg, Nielsen). Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES Anne Heider conducts a cappella works of Claude Le Jeune. Sunday, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

JOY HOFFMAN harp, with flutist David Lowell Solem. Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, South Gallery, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Friday, February 11, 7:30 PM, Fulcrum Point (Stravinsky, Carter, Zappa, Kellogg, Daugherty, Lang, Reynolds, Becker). Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, violist Stephanie Griffin with Ensemble Noamnesia in a program of contemporary composers (Xenakis, Coleman, Tenney, Probano). 312-362-9707.

NANCY HUMPHREY harpsichord, performs Bach's Goldberg Variations. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

LYNN KAO piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, Liszt). Sunday, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020.

SHARON LOUDON organ (Handel, Mandelssohn, Dandrieu, and others). Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Park United Church of Christ Presbyterian, 201 N. Vermillion, Streator. 888-485-9895.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Friday and Tuesday, 6 PM, and next Sunday, February 13, 1:30 PM, Semyon Bychkov, conductor, with soprano Jane Eaglen and tenor Ben Heppner (Wagner, Tristan und Isolde). Next Saturday, February 12, 7:30 PM, Yoel Levi, conductor, with soprano Denyce Graves and tenor Richard Leech (Bizet, Carmen). 312-332-2244.

PETRONEL MALAN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

MODERN ARTISTS: A RENAISSANCE OF SONG Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan: Tuesday, 7 PM, soprano Laura Weaver Hughes in an all-English program; 8:30 PM, soprano Suzanne M. Orland in an all-Berlioz program. 847-824-0543 or 773-252-4613.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner, conductor (Haydn, Mozart). Sunday, 5 PM, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-492-0495 or 847-604-6338.

NANCY MUELLER organ (Bach, Debussy, Paxton, and others). Next Saturday, February 12, 1:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 210 S. Monroe, Streator. 888-485-9895.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Thomas Wikman conducts an all-Bach program featuring violinists Elliott Golub and Joel Smirnoff, harpsichordists Michael Bahmann and David Schrader, and oboist Robert Morgan. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. Monday, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NEW MUSIC MARATHON features double bassists Tatsu Aoki and Michael Cameron, mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley, percussionists Carrie Biolo and Steve Butters, trombonist Jeb Bishop, oboists Kyle Bruckman and Robbie Hunsinger, bass clarinetist Gene Coleman, flutist Lisa Goethe, violists Stephanie Griffin and Shelly Weiss, saxophonist Ken Vandermark, and others in a program of contemporary composers (Cage, Stockhausen, Varese, Xenakis, Gregorio, Lange, Coleman, Collins, and others). See Critic's Choice. Sunday, 11 AM-5 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY with violist Kristin Figard and violinist Tracy Figard (Copland, Brahms, Mozart). Next Sunday, February 13, 4 PM, Deerpath Junior High School, 95 Deerpath, Lake Forest. 847-604-6776.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND with percussion soloist Michael Burritt (Bernstein, Grainger, Sousa). Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND John Lynch, conductor (Reich, Druckman, Grantham). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Gould, Shostakovich, Grantham, Vintner, Reynold). Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORION CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ORION ENSEMBLE with pianist Diana Schmuck and others in a free all-Schumann program. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 630-543-5938.

KAREL PAUKERT organ, in a free recital (Widermann, Eben, Janacek, Cage, Husa, Price, Ives). Friday, 8 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

IVO POGORELICH piano (Chopin, Rachmaninoff). Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL CHOIR in a free concert (Britten, Stravinsky). Sunday, 4 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI with lutenists Gail Gillispie and Joel Spears. Next Saturday, February 12, 8 PM, St. Luke Parish, 528 Lathrop, Lake Forest. Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 708-758-3750.

KATHY SHANKMAN flute, in a free recital. Next Sunday, February 13, 3 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Albeniz, Granados, Falla). Next Friday, February 11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PHILIP SIMMONS AND MICHELE McGOVERN guitar and flute, in a free concert (Bach, Ravel, Villa-Lobos). Next Saturday, February 12, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane, conductor, with trumpeter Ken Austin and horn soloist Donna Briggs (Ives, Mozart, Holst). Saturday, 8 PM, Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th. 708-802-0686, ext. 3.

ABRAHAM STOKMAN piano, performs Bach's Goldberg Variations. Next Sunday, February 13, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

TICK/TOCK classical harp duo in a free concert. Sunday, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN ENSEMBLE AND FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN in a program of contemporary music (Harrison, Hunter, Omo, Tobin, Whitmer). Sunday, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts an a cappella program (Guerrero, LaRue, Byrd, Stanford, Pachelbel, traditional). Next Sunday, February 13, 4 PM, St. Petronile Church, 420 Glenwood, Glen Ellyn. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Brahms, Prokofiev, Haydn, Stravinsky, and others). Saturday, 2 PM, auditorium, People's Music School, 931 W. Eastwood. 773-784-7032.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA James MacDonald, conductor, with guitarist Norman Ruiz (Leone, Brahms, Mendelssohn). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Westmont High School, 909 Oakwood, Westmont. 630-887-7464.

fairs & festivals

39TH ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL AMERICAN MUSIC Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th: Friday, 8 PM, Bois Sec Ardoin, Edward & Danny Poullard & Charlie Terr, Copper Family, Ralph Blizard & the New Southern Ramblers, John Bergquist, Little Arthur & the Back Scratchers, Kenny Baker & Josh Graves. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Ginny Hawker, Kay Justice & Tracy Schwarz, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Ralph Blizard & the New Southern Ramblers, Kenny Baker & Josh Graves, Little Arthur & the Back Scratchers, Bois Sec Ardoin, Edward & Danny Poullard & Charlie Terr. Sunday, 6 PM, Jimmy Keane, Pat Broaders & Sean Cleland, Keith Eric & Waterhouse, Copper Family, Ginny Hawker, Kay Justice & Tracy Schwarz, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show. 773-702-9793 or 773-702-7300.

miscellaneous

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Saturdays, 8 PM, Billy Folks. 773-404-0111.

CULTURAL MESSENGERS Children's concert "From Brotha A to Sista Z." Thursday, February 10, 11 AM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

HURRAY! FOR LOVE Chicago Academy for the Arts theater students perform songs about love and a concert version of School for Scandal. Free admission. Next Saturday and Sunday, February 12 and 13, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KIDS FARE: THE AMERICAN SPIRITUAL Children's discussion and demonstration with William Warfield, Barbara Suggs Mason, Ina Allen, Henry Pleas, and Vernon Clark & the Heirs of Joy Gospel Ensemble. Saturday, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LINCOLN Free in-store percussion and poetry performance. Next Sunday, February 13, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

TEDDY BEAR HOOTENANNY Children's sing-along with "Wiggleworms" instructors Stacy & Rob. The concert follows a day-long open house starting at 9 AM. Next Sunday, February 13, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Children's Center, 909 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

UMOJA CELEBRATION features choir performances and musical tributes to Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr., and Curtis Mayfield, as well as an African marketplace. Next Saturday, February 12, 10 AM-6 PM, Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1400 S. Sacramento. 312-747-2623.

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