TRG Music listings 

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

HASIL ADKINS, CLATE "THE GREAT UNKNOWN" COOPER Sat 10/21, 9 PM, theater, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

PAUL ANKA Sun 10/29, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

BEAUTIFUL SOUTH Wed 10/25, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TERRY BREEN Free performance. Fri 10/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BROWN WHORNET Eight-piece band performs music to accompany F.W. Murnau's film Nosferatu. Sun 10/29, 5 and 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CABARET UNDERGROUND Honey West, Amy Armstrong, Freddie Allen & Lynne Jordan perform at a gala benefit for Howard Brown Health Center. Sat 10/21, 10 PM (preceded by cocktails at 7 PM and dinner at 8 PM), Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 773-388-8997.

RIPLEY CAINE Free in-store performance. Sat 10/21, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

CATH CARROLL Free concert. Sun 10/22, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

CAVIAR Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Turner Conference Center, Student Resource Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2241.

RICH DANIELS AND THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA perform at a gala benefit for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls which features boxing matches between traders from the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Sat 10/28, 6 PM, Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan. 312-738-9588.

OTIS DAY & THE KNIGHTS perform at a Halloween toga party hosted by Pete McMurray. Fri 10/27, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-240-7900.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE Free performance. Fri 10/27, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

DOUGH! Free performance. Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

ADAM EZRA Free in-store performance. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-559-1212.

GWAR, AMEN Sun 10/29, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HEATHER HEADLEY performs Broadway and operatic music with members of the Northwestern University Music Theatre Program under the direction of Dominic Missimi and Lara Teeter. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HEATERSONS perform at a "Halloween Film Spooktacular." Sat 10/28, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STEVE HOWE Fri 10/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GARTH HUDSON Free concert. Wed 10/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WOODY JOHNSON BAND "Raven's Ball" benefit concert. Sat 10/21, 6:30 PM, Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy, Riverside. 708-442-6400.

PHIL LESH & FRIENDS Sold out. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

LIMP WRIST, DEARBORN SS, SIN ORDEN, NEW GRANADA, FUN PEOPLE, TEAR IT UP Fri 10/20, 7 PM, Infant Island, 1800 W. Huron. 312-494-5869.

LOS LOBOS, JAYHAWKS Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MALUKOSAMBA performs at a Halloween party. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, FLOGGING MOLLY, SUM 41 See Spot Check. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MOONEY SUZUKI Free in-store performance. Tue 10/24, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

KEVIN O'DONNELL'S QUALITY SIX Free in-store performance. Sat 10/28, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

SUZANNE PETRI Benefit concert for the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Bloomingdale Golf Course Clubhouse, 181 Glen Ellyn Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-307-0285.

REBECCA'S STATUE, SON SEALS, FAREED HAQUE, COVERED IN HONEY, KAT PARSONS Benefit for the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Fri 10/27, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

REDNECK EXORCIST, GEEZERS and others perform at a book release party for Brian Potrafka (no cover). Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

REMEMBER ROME Free in-store performance. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Borders

Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

DAN SAURA Free in-store performances. Fri 10/20, 8 PM (with a trio), Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852. Sat 10/28, 8 PM (with a quintet), Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE, EUPHONE Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TAUTOLOGIC Free in-store performance. Sat 10/28, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

TOSHACK HIGHWAY Free in-store performance. Wed 10/25, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

TOSSERS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/27, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

GARY YERKINS, GRANT TYE, AND MELISSA ROSE Free concert. Thu 10/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Fri 10/20, Melva LeBlanc & Blue Groove. Sat 10/21, Bog Side Zukes. Thu 10/26, Rock Pythons, Harry Waller. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 9 PM. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 10/26, 9 PM, Smalls (no cover). 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin on two levels after 10 PM. Fri 10/20, benefit for March of Dimes with Michael McDermott, Gayle Ritt, Mr. Egg Germ, Sister Child, DJ Cappa & DJ Love Bones. 312-942-9999.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 9 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Laura B. Saturdays, DJ Maurice. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 10/20, Naomi Ashley, Famous Bros., Ingenious Whittler. Sat 10/21, Jennifer Peterson, Van Go, Ollie Davidson & the Reason Four, Jomama & the Soul Train. Sun 10/22, 9 PM, Urb. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 10/25, Phauxharmonic. Thu 10/26, Sono, Frizzy Lid. Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Fuse, Brian Whitmen, Matthew, Shalini. Sat 10/28, Halloween party with Bondo, Busker Soundcheck, Bucky Dent. 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 Steve Melgave spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Saturdays, DJ Spin spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Sundays, Derrick Wize & Gene Lopez. Mondays, Metronome & Derek Jones. Tuesdays, DJs Spin & Steve Prisma. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thu 10/26, Barn Burners. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/20, Brother Lowdown, Trading Brains, Apartment. Sat 10/21, Magnesium, B-Line, Mumbo Jumbo. Sun 10/22, Jindra, Mike Croswell, David Lee Smith & Darren Shepherd. Thu 10/26, DGQ. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wed 10/25, Total Science, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thu 10/26, Andrei Morant, Tim Xavier. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Jorge Rodas & Alberto Gomez spin salsa & merengue. Saturdays, DJs spin rock, pop & alternative. 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays and Tuesdays. 773-384-0701.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Wednesdays, DJ Mike Kandel. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 10/20, John Lamantia & the Rain Kings. Sat 10/21, Mercury, Kickplate. Fri 10/27, the Feel. Sat 10/28, Hydrostatic Union. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 10/21, Freekbass. Fri 10/27, Mr. Blotto. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 10/22, Kevin So. 773-348-8536.

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

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Wednesdays and Thursdays after 9 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/21, Sally Hastings. 773-239-8990.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Brian Reaves. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 10/28, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Ground Speed, Puerto Muerto. 773-384-2547.

CHASERS 87 Executive Dr., Aurora: Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Xeromix, Cruciform Injection, DJ Porsaline Mask. 630-851-6930.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Halloween costume party with DJ Dermo Finglas (no cover). 773-583-3066.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 10/20, DJ Tom Stephan. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Ronnie. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review. Fri 10/27, DJ Able. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, circus acts with members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM on two floors. Fridays, DJ Anacron spins hip-hop and soul. Saturdays, DJs Chris Gin, Shamanlove & Richard Foster. Wednesdays, "Simple Pleasures" with Insane Audio Projects DJs Justin Long, DMS, Droopy & Daryl Cura. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 773-327-4646.

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

CLUB MATRIX 3300 W. 111th: Fri 10/27, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 773-779-3033.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 10 PM. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. Thursdays, "Mixmaster Club Tour" DJs spin "progressive, flashback, dance beat, and underground." 312-397-0600.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Millie & Tilly. Mondays, Laura Masura. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Kat Parsons, Maria Hines, Jeffrey Altergott, Lauren Brombert, Arlo Leach, Beki Hemingway, Jonathan Rundman. Sat 10/21, Wayside School. Fri 10/27, Halloween party with Mark Watson Band. Sat 10/28, Halloween party with Maggie Speaks. 773-528-7569.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Wed 10/25, DJ Tall Paul, Danny Howells, DJs Mystic Bill & Chris Gin, DJ Uncle Milty. Thu 10/26, Richie Hawtin, John Acquaviva. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Flaco Jimenez (see Spot Check), Rico. Sat 10/21, 11 PM, Domestic Problems, Freshwater Collins. Sundays, 8 PM, TBD Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 10/20, Cats Under the Stars. Sat 10/21, Marshall Tucker Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Arthur Lee. Fri 10/27, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 10/28, Quantum Leap. 847-541-4700.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and instrumental funk. 773-235-5700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mondays, 10 PM, DJs Ray_rod & Bob (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 10/20, 8 and 10:30 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Sundays, 7 PM, Tony Gibson & Chuck Larkin. Mon 10/23, 8 PM, D.C. Anderson. Wed 10/25 and Thu 10/26, 8 PM, and Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, 8 and 10 PM, Lee Lessack. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 9:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays, 8 PM, Mark Burnell. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday; DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. Sat 10/28, 9:30 PM, Alex & the All-Stars. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 10/22, DJs Craig & Jason. Mon 10/23, DJ Sonja spins punk. Tue 10/24, DJs Girl Kris & John. Thu 10/26, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 10/20, Four Man Acoustical Band. Sat 10/21 and Sat 10/28, Blind Roosevelts. Sun 10/22 and Mon 10/23, Four Man Acoustical Band. Tuesdays, Take 5. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Pere Ubu (see Critic's Choice), Kentucky Jelly. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, OK Go, Tom Spacey, Cash for Cars. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tue 10/24, 9 PM, Oh My God (see Spot Check), Santa's Boyfriend, Pound Seven. Wed 10/25, 9 PM, Asher Love, Tekulvi, Knuckleduster. Thu 10/26, 9 PM, Damage Manual (see Spot Check), Meg Lee Chin, Attrition. Fri 10/27, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Giant Step, Anne Harris, Cathy Braaten. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Halloween concert with Local H, Fig Dish, Beer Nuts, Million Yen, Box-O-Car, Marvel Kind, Woolworthy, Foot & others. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman, Mike Pierce & Tim Bogosian. 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony & Justin. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Kid Craig & Tony. Thursdays, 10 PM, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 10/20, Alex & the All-Stars. Sat 10/21, Spinshine. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/27, Disfunktion. Sat 10/28, Charlie Sugar Band. 815-356-9980.

DULCE VIDA CAFE 1338 W. Madison: Fridays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs spin with MCs Neo Nate & Gypsy (open mike starts at 9 PM; no cover). 312-666-1920.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 10/20, Pimps. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 10/27, New Duncan Imperials. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Halloween party with Generations. 847-358-9150.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sat 10/28, 9 PM, "Northside Old Tymer's Ball" with Caspar, Mrs. Cleo, DJ Sam Chatman. 773-881-3120, 773-762-5907, or 312-664-2485.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Tina; 9:45 PM, Sagtown Hustlers, Valve, Cycle Something. Sat 10/21, Mabel Mabel, Dan Darrah, Convulsions. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 10/23, Lexie Bloor Band. Tue 10/24, Andrew Zorc, My Delusion, Everydays. Wed 10/25, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret, Lab Report, Illusion of Safety. Thu 10/26, Black Cuntry Rock, Double Helix. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, Los Straitjackets, Teddy Morgan. Sat 10/21, Butterfly Child, Plastics Hi-Fi, Slobot, Minim. Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Zelienople, Palms; 10 PM, "Foam" with Frontier, Dave Rempis & Noah Leger. Mon 10/23, 9 PM, Fin Fang Foom, German Shepards, Sidekick Kato, Nymb. Thu 10/26, Versus (see Spot Check), Mark Robinson, Tenki. Fri 10/27, Wisdom of Harry, TRS-80, Timeout Drawer, DJ Dumb American. Sat 10/28, Cinerama, Rainer Maria, Shalini. Sun 10/29, 90 Day Men, Eternals, Paper Chase. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs Frique & Masado spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and funk (no cover). 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 10/27, pianist Abi Demirgian. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 10/20, pianist Randy Amundsen. Sat 10/28, pianist Abi Demirgian. 847-718-9272.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Assa spins reggae, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). 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. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Bands play after 2 PM Saturdays and Sundays and 9 PM Wednesdays through Fridays. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Lou. 847-587-9677.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Fantasy Lounge House Band. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/20, Christopher Robin, Jason Dunne. Saturdays, Frique & Majid. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Olneyville Soundsystem, Dirty Old Man River, Mascots. Sat 10/21, 6 PM, the Honor System, Fun People, Homeless Wonders, Defeat of Me. Sun 10/22, 6 PM, Perps, Low Profile, Fightbacks. Tue 10/24, 7 PM, Mooney Suzuki, Pistolero, Puta-pons, TV Savage, Phantom 3. Wed 10/25, 8 PM, the Faint, Del Rey. Thu 10/26, 8 PM, Taking Pictures, One Line Drawing, Tarantel, Intima. Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Joan of Arc, Chris Connelly, TV Pow. Sat 10/28, 6 PM, American Steel, Sissies, Revolvers; 10 PM, Tristeza, OK Go, A-Set, Elizabeth Elmore. Sun 10/29, 8 PM, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Mathlete, Barcelona. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, Junior Brown, Heatersons. Sat 10/21, NRBQ, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Wed 10/25, 9 PM, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix (tribute to Rick Danko) with Bob Young. Thu 10/26, 9 PM, Dave Hoekstra's book release party hosted by Tony Fitzpatrick with Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Jon Langford, Brigid Murphy, Paul Cebar, Pat McLaughlin, Yoshi Sekiguchi, Jimmy Damon, Tony Ocean, Mark Hannon, Andrew Robb & others (benefit for MusicCares). Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, Last Drag (no cover). Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Wed 10/25, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Sat 10/28, Hat Trick. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Sat 10/21, Midnight. Sat 10/28, Ultimate Party Band. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, 7 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Fridays and Saturdays after 8 PM; bands start at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, Casolando. Wed 10/25, URT (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Eric Williams spins underground house. 312-278-7130.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJ Andre Harris. Tuesdays, DJs Vince Williams, Derrick Wize & Rob Thurmond. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, Take 3, Fifty Pound Head. Sat 10/21, Heavy Water, Long Shot, Volta Do Mar. Mon 10/23, Crazy Juice. Wed 10/25, Marco Polo World Beat. Fri 10/27, Leisure Dynamics, Hat Head, Justin Planasch. Sat 10/28, Prairie Town. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Open 7 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM on Saturday). Mondays, 9 PM, "If You C Kay" open mike hosted by Roco. Wednesdays, DJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM; no cover. Tue 10/24, open mike. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-587-8469.

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Wednesdays, acoustic jam session. Thursdays, DJ Michael Walker spins "bad 80s funk & house." 773-296-9700.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/20, Echosend, Steve Owen, Somnia. Sat 10/21, Cathy Braaten Band, Cads. Thu 10/26, Apartment, Vetolz, Ono Yoko, Juniper. Fri 10/27, Halloween party with Big Hello, Morris Miners. Sat 10/28, Halloween costume ball with Joe Armstrong Band, 56 Hope Road. 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S 1 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-577-2525.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Touch, DJ Mood & DJ Kenny. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/20, Fly Williams. Wed 10/25, 9 PM, poetry open mike with music by Paul Kotheimer. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Dorian Taj, Unshown. Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, benefit for Chicago Filmmakers hosted by Heather McAdams and Chris Ligon features films and music with Brigid Murphy, Vernon Tonges, Patty Elvis, Scott

Ligon & Gina Patanella, Matt Miller, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Darren Hacker, John Battles, Cath Carroll, and members of Old #8. Mon 10/23, 9:30 PM, Waterworks, Lowbelly. Wed 10/25, 9:30 PM, 41 Rivers, Royal City. Thu 10/26, 9:30 PM, Cricket Rumor Mill,

Tim Barnes & Glenn Kotche (see Spot Check). Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Sadies, Greenhornes. Sun 10/29, 9 PM, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Mario (no

cover). Thursdays, DJ Michael T. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/20, Bob's Yer Uncle, House Arrest. Sat 10/21, Whiskey Kitchen, Jen Choi. Fri 10/27, Peace Freak. Sat 10/28, Halloween party with Torben Floor & Friends, Zipper. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJs spin "extra zesty surf guitar & garage" music. 773-486-0686.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Rachel's (see Spot Check) & Matmos (see Spot Check). Wed 10/25, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" with Tulip Sweet & Her Trail of Tears. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Funkadesi performs at the "Dancin' With the Grass" gala for the Crossroads Fund (preceded by dinner at 6 PM; call 773-227-7676 for more information). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/20, Vonda Shepard. Sat 10/21, Burning Spear, Michael Black. Mon 10/23 and Wed 10/25, "Okayplayer Tour" (see Critic's Choice) with Roots, Slum Village, Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Bahamadia, Jaguar, Dice Raw, Jazzyfatnastees (Mon 10/23 sold out). Tue 10/24, 6 PM, Nina Gordon; 6:15 PM, "Okayplayer Tour" (see Critic's Choice) with Roots, Slum Village, Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Bahamadia, Jaguar, Dice Raw, Jazzyfatnastees. Thu 10/26, 7:30 PM, SR 71, Harvey Danger, Wheatus. Fri 10/27, Maceo Parker, DJ Logic & Project Logic. Sat 10/28, 2 PM, and Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Screeching Weasel, Eyeliners, Jackie Papers, Yesterday's Kids (10/28 sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays through Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 10/20, John Eddie Band. Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Marty Lloyd Band, Weed Street Band, Will Hoag. Thu 10/26, 6-10 PM, Uhlich Children's Home benefit with Only Sons. Fri 10/27, Dave & Rae. Sat 10/28, "Howard's Halloween Party" with Underwater People. Sun 10/29, 9 PM, Beenie Man. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/27, Todd T. Band. Sat 10/28, Noveto Trio. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/20, Anois. Sat 10/21, Anne Harris Band. Sun 10/22, Dalrida. Wednesdays, Lootheads. 773-248-3600.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. Thursdays, DJs Slick Lick & Izzi. 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.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/20, Core, Common Ground. Sat 10/21, Then Again. Fri 10/27, "Monster Bash" with Underwater People, James A. & Freddy. Sat 10/28, Halloween party with the Idea, Hoochie Suit. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Brian Borden & Kevin Loftus. Wednesdays, DJ Kevin Tihista. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM; no cover. Fri 10/20, Face, Roots Stems & Branches, Bill Denny. Sat 10/21, Remarkables, Mighty Joe. Sun 10/22, Arthur Lee. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Fri 10/27, "Legendary Flying Dutchman Halloween Bash" with Sean Cantorna, Sweater Girl, Pelvic Delta. Sat 10/28, Plaid, Anne Harris. Sun 10/29, Mighty Joe Beatty. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20 and Fri 10/27, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/21, Lincoln Field. Mondays, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

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

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: DJs spin club music Friday and Saturday nights. 773-373-1260.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Sat 10/21, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Sabor (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). Thursdays, 10 PM, live swing bands (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 and 8:30 PM). Sat 10/28, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Isla (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). 773-528-3400.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, Spread, Bed, Sugar Fried Super O's. Sat 10/21, Pound Foolish, Smitty Situation. Tue 10/24, 7:30 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wed 10/25, Bash, Bohni Kempton. Thu 10/26, Seers Poncho (no cover). Fri 10/27, Pete Special Band. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10:30 PM Saturdays, and 10 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant with percussionist Leddie Garcia, DJ Justin Lloyd. Mondays, DJs Derrick Carter & Matty. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 4 PM on Sundays. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Dave Weckl Band. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Harmony Riley, Slink Moss & the Flying Aces. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Wednesdays, 10 PM, MVP. Thu 10/26, 9:30 PM, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot, Nerve Tonic, Stroller. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Robert Cornelius 7, Seventh Sun (benefit for Open Hand Chicago and Meals on Wheels). Sat 10/28, 10 PM, the Good, Berber. Sun 10/29, 6:30 PM, Sarah Harmer, Josh Rouse, Teddy Thompson. 773-404-9494.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM; dance floor Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM until 2 AM. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/20, 6:30 PM, Forty Piece Choir, Quasar Wut Wut, Scarlet Life, Troy. Sat 10/21, 6:30 PM, Dynamite Hack, Marvelous 3, A; 11 PM, Barry Weaver, Graeme, Miles Maeda, Majid. Sun 10/22, 6:30 PM, Catch 22, Midtown, OS 101, Rise Against. Tue 10/24, 8 PM, Coldcut, DJ DK. Wed 10/25, 9 PM, Twilight Singers, P.J. Olsson. Thu 10/26, 8 PM, Disco Biscuits. Fri 10/27, 6:30 PM, Soil, Omegamen, Bender, Alone. Sat 10/28, 6:30 PM, Homegrown, Diffuser, Limbeck, Logan's Loss. Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Jayhawks. 773-549-0203.

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

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

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Deep Eynde, Arch Visceral, DJ Carrie. Sat 10/21, Silo the Huskie, Big Wow, E-vans, the Help. Tuesdays, open mike. Thu 10/26, Mashers, Butane 5, Glory Whores, All Charges Dropped. Fri 10/27, 9:30 PM, Ye Shinie Ghostes, Tundra Survey, Team Rock-it. Sat 10/28, Catalyst, DJ Scary Lady Sarah, DJs Ky & Joolz, Brother Tom. 773-764-6401.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Baba Yaga. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Sat 10/28, 9:30 PM, BFG. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet. Sat 10/21, 9 PM, Mickey Croisant, Jim Fine. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Sat 10/28, LeJuan, DJs Rick Garcia & Ron Carroll. 312-491-1794.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays; DJ Stallion Luv spins late on Saturdays. Sat 10/21, 11 PM, B-Side Players. Sun 10/22, 10 PM, Killah Priest, Juice, Artful Dodgers, Thawfor. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Evan Coleman. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 10/27, 10 PM, Fat Mama, Left Undone. Sat 10/28, 11 PM, Stir Fried, Buddy Cage. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Open at 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. Thursdays through Sundays, DJ Dan "the Man" Arias. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

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.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJs spin dub, funk, and jazz. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. 773-472-2956.

POLLY ESTHER'S & CULTURE CLUB 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 10 PM, USA Dance Party (filmed for television). 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ RB. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with B-Jak & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs Alo, C-Side, and IRON spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; two separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2390.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/20, Furious Styles. Sat 10/21, Feo. Fri 10/27, Dirty Harry. 773-276-9730.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly on two floors. Fridays, DJ Lego. Saturdays, DJ Max TC. Sundays, "Boca Music" hosted by Xavier. Tuesdays, DJ Subzero. Wednesdays, DJs Subzero, No Doubt & Papa G spin reggae. Thursdays, DJ Spin. 312-409-7777.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-278-1009.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music 8:30 PM-2:30 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 1 AM, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Fri 10/20, Gene Farris, J-Dub. Sat 10/21, John Debo, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. Tuesdays, Frique, Mel Hammond & Jevon Jackson. 312-733-6699.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Music after 10 PM. Sun 10/22, Vader, Dying Fetus, Deeds of Flesh, Cephalic Carnage, Synnecrosis. 630-896-1031.

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

RIVER SHANNON 425 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Louis & Scharpf. 312-944-5087.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays; live bands on Wednesdays. 312-440-0535.

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

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, Sam Post. 312-932-1750.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/20, 10:30 PM, Drive-By Truckers, Morning Forty Federation. Sat 10/21, 9 PM, Amy Rigby (see Critic's Choice), Mount Pilot, Cole Guerra. Sun 10/22, 8 PM, Dan Bern, Gayle Ritt. Mon 10/23, 8 PM, Tim Reynolds, Howie Day. Tue 10/24, 9 PM, Dears, Leroy Bach, Winter Blanket. Wed 10/25, 9 PM, Toshack Highway, Satyrs (see Spot Check), Cricket Rumor Mill. Thu 10/26, 9 PM, Damien Jurado, Julie Doiron, Brian Whitman. Fri 10/27, 10 PM, Damon & Naomi, Windy & Carl, Sur La Mer. Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Freeheat, Thought Industry. Sun 10/29, 8 PM, Joan of Arc, Sunday, Designer. 773-525-2508.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM, 9 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Mondays, "Diaspora" with DJ Madrid. Tuesdays, Diz. Wednesdays, "Pure Pink Passion" with DJs Steve Maestro & Shon Dervis. Thursdays, DJ Bjak & the Soul Foundation Crew. 773-278-7797.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 10/20, Neil Aline, Darrell Woodson. Sat 10/21, Barry Weaver, Graeme, Miles Maeda, Majid, DJ Mea. Sundays, DJ Louie Santuro. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Fri 10/27, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 10/28, Kenny Hawkes, Sativa. 773-549-4140.

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

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Maz. 630-264-9800.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Ken (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Billy Seagrave & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fridays, 8 PM, DJs Simon Templar & Unit One spin jungle, trance & house. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Calico Cats. Mondays, 7:30 PM, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thu 10/26, 8 PM, Your Dad, Seventies. Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Tossers, Gels. 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Edmin & Fabian. Wednesdays, DJ Fabian. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 10/20, E-Mics, Poonsapaya, Tautologic. Sat 10/21, Knee Deep Shag, Aftergrace. Thu 10/26, Youngblood Brass Band, B-Movie Fiendz, Organic Mind Unit. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb. Sundays, Maryjane, AM/PM & Cache 22. Mondays, Urban Guerrilla Consortium. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Maryjane & Verb. Wednesdays, DJ Stallion Luv. Thursdays, Mr. Egg Germ. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Scratch & Sniff. Saturdays, "Refried Beats" with DJs Mass Transit & J-Biz, Sundays, DJ Sasha. Mondays, DJ Dan. Wednesdays, DJs spin soul. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, Stone Jones, Gel, DeMilos. Sat 10/21, Lofty Magnificent Box, Punk City, Krembone. Fri 10/27, Halloween party with Pinheads (Ramones tribute concert). 773-472-6900.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/20, DJ Jes, DJs Frique, Lego & Mark Buxton. Fri 10/27, Gene Farris, DJ Mazi, DJs Frique, Lego & Mark Buxton. 312-491-9767.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill spins dance music. Sundays, DJs Seba & Erik K. spin Polish progressive music. Tuesdays, Dr. Hortex spins Euro dance music. Wednesdays, DJ Wild Bill spins old school. Thursdays, DJ Frankie Perez, salsa & merengue dance lessons with Manny Lopez. 847-233-9091.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Justin Roth & Chris Cunningham. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Grant Langston; 9 PM, Matt Nathanson. Mon 10/23, 9:30 PM, Cath Carroll. Wed 10/25, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark V., Matt X., Dan DeRamos. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, John Hermanson, Carey Ott. Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Mark Sheehy, Julie Frost, Ellen Rosner. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, Joe Thomas Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. Thu 10/26, 7:30-10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 10 PM-1 AM, Pete Special Band. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Anthony & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Stockboy. 773-528-2220.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Wednesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: Sundays, 10 PM-4 AM, "Soul Casa" with DJs Paul Johnson, Glenn Underground, Vic Lavendar (Sun 10/22 with guest Oscar MacMillan, Sun 10/29 with guest Ismael Hammond Mel); in the VIP Room, DJs Subzero, Phonic Bombers, Delphi, Justin Reed. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, Aswah Greggori. Sat 10/21, ARRA. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/20, Maggie Speaks. Sat 10/21, King's Highway, Soul Fix. Tue 10/24, Hello Mr. Arthur. Thursdays, Marty Lloyd Band. Fri 10/27, Bumpus, Sessions. 773-929-1300.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo. 312-337-3223.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20, Ark Band. Sat 10/21, Baaro, Roots Stems & Branches. Sun 10/22, Gizzae. Mon 10/23, Deals Gone Bad. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, DJ Slacky J. Wed 10/25, Ras Kelly, Indika. Thu 10/26, Belizean Vibes. Fri 10/27, Swamp. Sat 10/28, Flex Crew, Melaku. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Fri 10/20, Whiskey Bob. Sundays, open mike. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 10/26 with Your Hero and Noam Gaster). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Wed 10/25, Anne Harris Band. Thursdays, Uncle John's Band. Fri 10/27, Stir Fried. 847-432-6430.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Live music on Thursdays after 9 PM. 773-549-4949.

YOW BAR Le Passage, 1 Oak Place: Nightclub and restaurant; DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. 312-255-0022.

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant with music nightly after 8 PM. 312-280-1700.

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 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/20, DJs Lady D & Sativa. Saturdays, DJ Sean Kozak spins house, DJ Jason Christopher & percussionist Miro (downstairs). Sundays, hip-hop and soul with DJs and live guest appearances. Thursdays, 3 Degree DJs. Fri 10/27, DJ Disciple. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

CLINT BLACK Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BOHOLA Free concert. Sat 10/21, 3:15 PM, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel, 24 E. Congress Parkway. 312-360-0300.

ECHOES OF ERIN Thu 10/26, 7:30 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

HARMONIA Free eastern-European folk music concert. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-573-1233 or 312-744-6630.

DAVID MASSENGILL, SHERRI FARLEY TRIO Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

SUE McCLELLAND, KATHY FOLKERTS, BOOZE HAGS, CHIX MIX, SUSAN URBAN, LILA & MICKY HOLDSWORTH WITH NATURAL BOB, KATHRYN & CAITLIN MORSKI, JIM SIMONIS Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

NASHVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND, LYNN MORRIS BAND Sat 10/28, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

REBECCA'S STATUE, SON SEALS, FAREED HAQUE, COVERED IN HONEY, KAT PARSONS Benefit for the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Fri 10/27, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RETROGRASS, FREIGHT HOPPERS Retrograss features David Grisman, John Hartford & Mike Seeger; see Critic's Choice. Sun 10/22, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SARAH RIDGE Free performance. Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

JOHN ROSSBACH Guitar and mandolin. Sat 10/28, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

RUNNING FOX BLUEGRASS BAND Free performance. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ROSALIE SORRELS Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood. 773-779-7059.

WEAVERMANIA Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

GLENN YARBROUGH & THE LIMELITERS Fri 10/20, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 10/27, Larry Nugent, Tom Creegan. Sat 10/28 and Sun 10/29, Tim Gleason & Mike Cronin. 773-478-4408.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tue 10/24, 9:30 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 773-281-4444.

BLACKHAWK LODGE 41 E. Superior: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, bluegrass music with the Bashful Brothers during brunch. 312-280-4080.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 6 PM Sundays and 7 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. 630-830-7200.

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 10/28, Mail Order Husbands. 773-239-8990.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Sat 10/21, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Sun 10/22 & 29, Can-Ky-Ree. 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, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 10/20, John Williams with Pat Broaders & Sean Cleland (no cover). Sundays, 4-7 PM, traditional Irish session; 9 PM-2 AM, Gareth Woods (no cover). Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Fri 10/27, Maud's Gone. Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Halloween costume party with DJ Dermo Finglas (no cover). 773-583-3066.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Sat 10/21, Marshall Tucker Band. 847-541-4700.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 10/25, DJ Lawrence Peters spins country music. 773-472-2771.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Lootheads. Sun 10/22, 6 PM, and Tue 10/24, 9 PM, Morgan. Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Sun 10/29, 5 PM, Joey Edwin. 312-836-0066.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Fri 10/20, 9:30 PM, Cillin. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Fast Eddie. Sun 10/22, 7:30 PM, North and South. 773-763-0095.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/20, Jeff Ward. Sat 10/21, Bohola Ceili Band performs for a "Ceili Mor" traditional Irish social dance. Fri 10/27, Napper Tandy. Sat 10/28, Fast Eddie. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Junior Brown, Heatersons. Tue 10/24, 8 PM, "Rhythm & Rhyme Revue." Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, Claudia Schmidt. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/21, Chris Proctor. Sat 10/28, Carolyn Thomas Davidoff & Gary Davidoff. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/21, Tony Trishka. Fri 10/27, Ellis Paul. 219-464-4700.

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

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 10/20, Sullivan Brothers. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 10/26, 10:30 PM, Minna Bromberg & friends. Fri 10/27, Kevin So, Eric Schwartz. Sat 10/28, 10:30 PM, Adam Ezra. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, benefit for Chicago Filmmakers hosted by Heather McAdams and Chris Ligon features films and music with Brigid Murphy, Vernon Tonges, Patty Elvis, Scott Ligon & Gina Patanella, Matt Miller, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Darren Hacker, John Battles, Cath Carroll, and members of Old #8. Mon 10/23, 9:30 PM, Waterworks, Lowbelly. Sun 10/29, 9 PM, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH MILL INN 26592 N. Highway 83, Mundelein: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. Thursdays, 8 PM, open stage. 847-566-7044.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 9 PM-midnight, live Irish music. 773-935-6669.

KEEGAN'S PUB 10618 S. Western: Thursdays, 9 PM, live Irish and folk music. 773-233-6829.

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: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Country music and dancing 6 PM-2 AM Wednesdays (no cover). 773-528-3400.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 10/23, 9 PM, Bohola (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Sun 10/22, 1-4 PM, Irish session hosted by Declan Binninger & John Shine (no cover). 630-513-6300.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/21, O'Hara, Furlong & Laffey. Sat 10/28, Cactus Comets. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/21, Mickey Croisant, Jim Fine. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thu 10/26, Larry Rand. Sat 10/28, Eric Schwartz, Donna Adler. 773-743-3355.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Chris Smither. Sun 10/22, 8 PM, Dan Bern, Gayle Ritt. 773-525-2508.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Live Irish music on Sunday afternoons; no cover. Wed 10/25, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 847-869-0450.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 10/20, Jim Gary. Thu 10/26, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students. Fri 10/27, Atwater-Donnelly. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 10/20, 7 PM, Bill Passalaqua; 9 PM, Justin Roth & Chris Cunningham. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Grant Langston; 9 PM, Matt Nathanson. Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Mark Denardo. Wed 10/25, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark V., Matt X., Dan DeRamos. Thu 10/26, 8 PM, Eric Schwartz, Tristen. Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Mark Sheehy, Julie Frost, Ellen Rosner. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mon 10/23, 8-10 PM, Debi Kujawa. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. 312-266-7761.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Kevin So. Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT & Mayo. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Fri 10/27, 3 PM, Larry Von Arb Band. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

KID DYNAMITE Free in-store performance. Sat 10/21, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

CRYSTAL LEWIS, OUT OF EDEN, DICKY OCHOA, I-NATION YOUTH CHOIR Concert concludes the Branded by Fire 2000 conference. Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Homewood Full Gospel Church, 18620 S. Kedzie, Homewood. 708-799-6910.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES Fri 10/20, 8 PM (with the West End String Quartet; preconcert lecture with Siegel at 7 PM), Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

KEVIN SO opens for the Scott Stevenson Jazz Quartet. Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

MALCOLM WILLIAMS & THE VOICES OF GREAT FAITH Free gospel concert. Sat 10/21, 1:30 PM, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel, 24 E. Congress Parkway. 312-360-0300.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Fri 10/20, Melva LeBlanc & Blue Groove. 773-478-4408.

ALIBI LOUNGE 201 S. 25th Ave., Bellwood: Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Mary Lane & Her Blues Revue, Jeffrey Labon & the No Static Blues Band with Lynn Lane, Bobby Reynold, Lucky Price, Foxy Lady, Mary Murphy & others. 708-547-0879.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Sat 10/21, 4:30-8:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-758-4250.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Latin/jazz jam session hosted by Crosswind. 773-734-0491.

BAR LOUIE 47 W. Polk: Sat 10/21, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-347-0000.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20, Joe Kelley Band. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, blues jam with A.C. Reed. Sat 10/28, Carl Davis Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/24, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. Wed 10/25, Grana' Louise Blues Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/24, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Maurice John Vaughn 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. Fri 10/20, Joanna Connor. Sat 10/21, Chick Rodgers Williams & Masheen Company. Sun 10/22, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 10/23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/24, King Corey. Wed 10/25, Vino Louden. Thu 10/26, Little Slim & the Back Alley Blues Band. Fri 10/27, Junior Watson. Sat 10/28, Kinsey Report. 773-528-1012.

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sundays, 8 PM, the Godfather & His Blues Band. 773-583-3000.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/20, Devil in a Woodpile. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open stage hosted by Brother John & others. 708-387-0050.

BRUNSWICK ZONE LOUNGE 1515 W. Aurora, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/20, Fri 10/27, and Sat 10/28, "Smokin' Goose Blues Experience" with the Rock Bottom Blues Band. Sat 10/21, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band. 630-355-7622.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Carey Bell, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Sat 10/21, 6:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Jimmy Burns. Sun 10/22, Carl Weathersby. Mon 10/23, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 10/24, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wed 10/25, Junior Watson Band. Thu 10/26, Chris Beard. Fri 10/27, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Chris Duarte, Brother John. Sat 10/28, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Bernard Allison, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 10/29, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. 312-427-0333.

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 630-778-6350.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Mondays, DJ Steve. Wednesdays, DJ Brian. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, Professor John. 312-433-0025.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE 4830 S. Cottage Grove: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. 773-548-4812 or 773-285-8353.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Howard Scott & the World Band (see Critic's Choice). Sun 10/22 and Thu 10/26, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 10/20, Anson Funderburg. Sat 10/21, Carl Weathersby. Fri 10/27, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Sat 10/28, Anthony Gomes. 630-513-0074.

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Wednesdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

CLUB MATRIX 3300 W. 111th: Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-779-3033.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Killer Ray & the Killer Players. 312-341-9787.

COTTON'S LOVER'S LOUNGE 7253 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. 773-488-9807.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Bart Alonzo. Thu 10/26 through Sat 10/28, Joanna Connor. 847-520-4800.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 630-325-0780.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Professor John & His Band. 312-836-7870.

DUKE'S GRILL 476 Liberty, Wauconda: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-526-0002.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 10/20, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 10/21, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Sun 10/22, 11 AM, brunch with Pete Special; 9 PM, Marty Sammon. Mon 10/23, Jay Stulo. Tue 10/24, Jan James. Wed 10/25, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sat 10/28, Junior Watson. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/27, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 10/21, Barrelhouse Chuck & the Bluelights. Thu 10/26, Carl Davis Band. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Thu 10/26, Howard & the White Boys. 630-963-2739.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 10/24, 8:30 PM, Zanne Mack Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 10/28, 9:30 PM, Biscuit & the Mix. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 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. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tue 10/24, Phil Armetta. Wed 10/25, Chicago Red Hots. Thu 10/26, Joe Moss Band. Fri 10/27, Eddie Burke. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Koko Taylor, Wayne Baker Brooks (on the main stage). 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturdays, Debbie & the Elite Blues Band. 312-245-0333.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/20, 9 PM-1 AM, Peter Dames. Sat 10/21, 9 PM-1 AM, Professor John. Tue 10/24 through Sat 10/28, 9 PM-1 AM, Peter Dames. 312-640-0999.

JB LOUNGE 5959 W. Chicago: Sundays, 6-11 PM, Z.Z. Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. 773-261-8228.

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/20, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 10/21, Half-Blind Mike & the Seeing Eye Dogs. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Barbara LeShoure. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 10/26, Percy Strother, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 312-566-0555.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 10/21, Z.Z. Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. Sat 10/28, Calvin Harrington. 773-525-2422.

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: Music after 7 PM. Sundays, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. Mondays, Fantastic L'Roy & His Blues Revue. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, DJs spin blues. Thursdays, In Tent City Band, Grandmaster & the Unbelieveable Band. 773-373-1260.

LONE STEER 7601 S. Cicero: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Masheen Company. 773-838-8383.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/20, Tony Rome & the Wanderers. Fri 10/27, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/21, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Sat 10/28, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 10/20, Big Time Sarah. Sat 10/21, Tom Carey Band. Wed 10/25, Pete Special. Fri 10/27, Jay Stulo. Sat 10/28, Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. 773-276-9730.

RITZ HOTEL BALLROOM 39th & King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. 773-538-4271.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, DC Bellamy. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music; no cover. Fri 10/20, noon-10 PM, "Royster With the Oyster" festival outside in the tent (see Fairs & Festivals). 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/20, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Sat 10/21, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 10/25, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Fri 10/27, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 10/28, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SOMEPLACE ELSE 11043 S. Ashland: Thursdays, 7 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-239-4010.

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

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. 773-533-9208.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-264-2739.

WAVELAND CAFE 3817 N. Recreation Dr.: Sundays, 3 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-868-4132.

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. Sat 10/28, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

MICHAEL ADAMS GROUP Free concert. Tue 10/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

KYLE ASCHE TRIO Free concert. Thu 10/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MAGGIE BROWN performs at a benefit for scholarships at Tuskegee University. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-567-9040, 847-575-8025, or 773-324-6445.

RAY CHARLES ORCHESTRA Free concert. Sun 10/29, 6:30 PM, Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand, Deer Park. 847-726-0655.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEATURING KENNY BURRELL Sun 10/29, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLES, VIKING MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, WAUKEGAN HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE with trombonist Tom Darling; free admission. Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Paul Ballin, director. Thu 10/26, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

MIKE FERRO Free in-store performance. Sat 10/28, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

FOUR CHARMS Swing dance and benefit concert. Sat 10/21, 7 PM, St. Gertrude Church Social Hall, 1401 W. Granville. 773-465-7913.

JOHNNY FRIGO WITH THE COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TS GALLOWAY BIG BAND Free swing dance concert. Fri 10/20, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 312-427-1676.

GINA GIBSON Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, Lincolnwood Radisson Hotel, 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood. 847-677-1234.

JAZZ SPECTRUM perform at the College of Lake County Foundation's 2000 scholarship dinner-dance, which includes performance by College of Lake County students of music, theater, and dance. Sat 10/28, 5:30 PM, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2400.

DENISE LA GRASSA TRIO Fridays, 5-7 PM, Homewood Suites, 40 E. Grand. 312-644-2222.

LUCKY 7 Fri 10/20, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MINGUS BIG BAND, STEFON HARRIS QUARTET Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES WITH RUBEN ALVAREZ & SAMUEL DEL REAL under the direction of Antonio J. Garcia and Don Owens. Thu 10/26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

MATT PINIZZOTTO TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SOUND & FURY Swing concert and dance. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

SCOTT STEVENSON JAZZ QUARTET, KEVIN SO Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

SUE--OS Fri 10/27, 8:30 PM, and Sat 10/28 and Sun 10/29, 12:30, 3:30, and 8:30 PM, Willow Creek Church, 67 E. Algonquin, South Barrington. 847-765-5000.

DON TISCH QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21ST CENTURY REVIEW Benefit for Community Youth Creative Learning Experience. Sun 10/29, 6 PM, Leslie Hall, Cornerstone Center, 1111 N. Wells. 312-573-8920.

BRAD WILLIAMS TRIO WITH MEMBERS OF L'OPERA PICCOLA in an "opera/jazz recital." Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/20, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/21, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Joanie Pallatto & King Fleming. 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, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 10/25, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Thu 10/26, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 10/27, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/28, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Dick Reynold's Chizil with Jobell. 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.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM nightly. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Nick Colionne. Sun 10/22 through Sat 10/28, Bobby Lewis. Sun 10/29, Dee Alexander. 312-751-2433.

BELLA-VIA RISTORANTE 6063 W. Dempster, Morton Grove: Fridays and Saturdays, Milt Trenier & Company with Dave "Bubba" Mitchell. 847-470-1405.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 10/25, 8 PM, Paul Abella Trio. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesdays, 8:15 PM, Denise LaGrassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

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.

BRICK HOUSE 2649 W. Walton (rear): Music at 8 PM. Thu 10/26, Jacopo Andreini. 312-822-9370.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 10/26, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Donny Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Tony Smith. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet. 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.

COFFEE CHICAGO 5256 N. Broadway: Sun 10/22, 7 PM, and Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Kevin Pike (no cover). 773-784-1305.

CORBIN'S 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Matt Ross Quartet. Mondays, Jon Menges Quartet. Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Trio. Wednesdays, Bruce Mak Trio. Thursdays, Sons of Soil. 773-525-4906.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Ray Silkman. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Kevin Chandler Band. 312-341-9787.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tue 10/24, Birth. Wed 10/25, John Lunbaum. 773-276-3600.

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

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, 8 and 10 PM, Nanette Frank. 312-326-2300.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 10/20, Dave Gessner Trio. Sat 10/21, Jeff Lasky Group. Sat 10/28, pianist Pat Brady. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 10/21, Paul Abella Trio. Fri 10/27, Jeff Gilmore Group. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/22, 6 PM, and Mon 10/23, 8 PM, Four Freshmen. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Denise Tomasello. 630-620-1500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, live swing bands perform (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Mon 10/23, Crazy Juice. 773-489-5471.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Wednesdays, 9 PM, David Boykin's Expanse. 773-373-6292.

GIANNI V. 550 Green Bay, Highwood: Restaurant with music in Club 550. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Joey Duna Trio (no cover). 847-433-5515.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/20, 9:30 PM, Frank Catalano. Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Chicago Catz. Sun 10/22, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Trio (no cover). Mon 10/23, 8 PM, Margaret Murphy Quartet (no cover). Wed 10/25, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 10/26, 9 PM, Bob Perna & Persistence with Josie Falbo. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 10/20, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Orbert Davis Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Orbert Davis Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/22, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mon 10/23, 9 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 10/25, 9 PM, Fareed Haque & friends. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Michael Rabinowitz with the Willie Pickens Trio. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM (no cover). Fri 10/27, Dick Mattick Swing Quintet. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jam session hosted by Fareed Haque (no cover). 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 10/26, 9:30 PM, Cricket Rumor Mill, Tim Barnes & Glenn Kotche (see Spot Check). 773-227-4433.

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Judy Roberts Trio. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Thu 10/26, 10 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame. 312-245-0333.

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

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Piano bar and restaurant. Fri 10/20 through Sun 10/22 and Tue 10/24 through Sat 10/28, 5-9 PM, Calvin "Koco" Brunson. Mon 10/23, 5-9 PM, Ben Rudolph; 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. Fri 10/20 through Sun 10/22, Christian McBride Quartet. Tue 10/24 through Sun 10/29, Sonny Fortune Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 8-11 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LITTLE LOUNGE Maggiano's Little Italy, 240 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10 PM, and Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Michael Laird. 630-368-0300.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/20, Matt Geraghty Trio with Fareed Haque & Mike Schlik. Sat 10/21, Matt Geraghty Trio with Fareed Haque & Paul Wertico. Sat 10/28, Hunter & the Jazz Hounds. 773-489-3490.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 10/20, Mark Colby Quartet. Sat 10/21, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Mon 10/23, Jo Ann Daugherty & Tadao Shigematsu. Tue 10/24, Kelly Brand & Tadao Shigematsu. Wed 10/25, Two for Brazil. Thu 10/26, 7 PM, Dan Cray & Tadao Shigematsu; 10 PM, Greg Fishman Trio. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Jazz Conceptions. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Mueller Group. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Ryan Shultz Trio. Sat 10/21, 9 PM, Margaret Murphy Quartet. Wed 10/25, 7:30 PM, Jerry Steinhilber Trio. Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Toni Moore Trio. 630-446-4001.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20, Jerry Bryerton & Adam Sonderberg. Sat 10/21, Baba Yaga. Thu 10/26, Jim Ryan with Scott R. Looney & Jerome Bryerton. 773-728-5010.

NEW APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Von Freeman & friends. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Clarence Wheeler. 773-483-7728.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Carol Genetti, Laurie Lee Moses. Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Jacopo Andreini & His Orchestra, Laurie Lee Moses. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/20, 11 PM, Paul Wertico Trio (see Critic's Choice). 773-489-0011.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Denise LaGrassa Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thu 10/26, Keith Baumann's Dixie Tornadoes. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Tuey Connell Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Chicago Rose. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Erickson Trio. Wednesdays, 8 PM, John Barclay Trio. Thursdays, 8 PM, Nova Bossa. 708-848-4250.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/20, Flippomusic. Sat 10/21, Mark Fechner Jazz Experience. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 10/27, Corky McClerkin Trio. Sat 10/28, Phil Kidder. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/20, 6:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Marshall Vente/Eldee Young Trio. Sat 10/21, Marshall Vente/Eldee Young Trio. Sun 10/22, Denise LaGrassa Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 10/24, Dave Onderdonk Trio. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 10/26, Kari Nelson Trio. Fri 10/27, 6:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Ryan Schultz Quartet. Sat 10/28, "Trick or Toast Howleen" celebration with the Franz Jackson Quartet. Sun 10/29, Sam Burckhardt Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/20, Typhanie Monique Trio. Sat 10/21, Yoko Noge Trio, Fred Simon Trio. Tue 10/24, Typhanie Monique. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Fri 10/27, Rankinfyle. Sat 10/28, Ken Chaney 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. Sun 10/22, Mike Knaupf Quartet. Sun 10/29, Ron Mills & Kate Rafferty. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, live piano music; 8:30 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays through Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, live piano music. 312-266-0360.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Wed 10/25, Eric Roth Trio (see Spot Check). 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/28, Claudia Stefanski & Dave Baney. 773-348-7291.

RED 1958 W. Roscoe: Mondays, 10 PM, John Airo's Kung Fu Jazz, John Paris/John Irabagon Quartet (no cover). 773-248-9523.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyami Trio. Thu 10/26, 10 PM, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-772-6656.

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. Sat 10/21, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wednesdays, Eric Allen Trio. Thu 10/26 and Sat 10/28, Mark Maegdlin Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tue 10/24, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wed 10/25, Kevin Kizer Trio. 312-527-3510.

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

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thu 10/26, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Fred Anderson Trio with Tatsu Aoki & Donald Barrett. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Edwin Daugherty Quartet. Thu 10/26, Hal Atterbury Ensemble. Fri 10/27, Jim Ryan with Scott R. Looney, Zaid & Tatsu Aoki. Sat 10/28, Visitors. 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. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Eric Lugosch. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Amber Dawn Trio. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. 630-232-2201.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/21, Shelton/Dibblee Quartet. Sundays, 4-6 PM, vocalist Gina McLaughlin; 8 PM, open mike. 773-907-3500.

international

concerts

BULGARI Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHHUTA WATAN (THE LOST MOTHERLAND) Individual and ensemble performances with Ustad Sultan Khan (sarangi and vocals), Ustad Aashis Khan (sarod), Kushal Bose (vocals), and Sivamani (percussion). Sun 10/22, 7 PM, College of DuPage Arts Center, 22nd and Park, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000 or 800-366-8332.

PAULINHO GARCIA WITH GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK, GREG FISHMAN & JULIE KOIDIN Free concert and discussion entitled "A History of Brazilian Music: From Choro to Bossa Nova." Thu 10/26, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GRUPO CHA CHA "American Friday Nights" concert and exhibition viewing. Fri 10/27, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

HARMONIA Free eastern-European folk music concert. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-573-1233 or 312-744-6630.

LAGBAJA Nigerian musician & his band. Sat 10/21, 9 PM, auditorium, Garfield High School, 220 W. 45th. 773-221-2961.

MALUKOSAMBA performs at a Halloween party. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Thu 10/26, 7:30 PM, Imperial Ballroom, Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-982-1400.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features Andean music with Machu Picchu. Wed 10/25, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

international

clubs

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing (no cover). 773-276-5762.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. 312-397-0600.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Flaco Jimenez (see Spot Check), Rico. 773-327-1662.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 10/26, 9 PM, Jesus Enriquez y Su Orquesta, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Casolando. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Wed 10/25, Marco Polo World Beat. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 10/24, 9 PM, salsa music with Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar with live music. Sat 10/21, 8:30 PM, Orquesta Nabori (benefit for the Nicaragua Solidarity Committee; call 773-276-5626 for more information). 773-465-8005.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 10 PM, Angel D'Cuba & His Sugarcanes. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Hi-Tek Band. 312-362-9707.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Valerie Booker per-

forms Latin jazz. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Breno Sauer plays Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, violinist Elisabeth Johnson & accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino perform contemporary tango and musette. 773-489-9554.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, flamenco music with Grupo Kaskara, DJ Mel Hammond. Thursdays, Samba Brazil, DJ Red Lox. 773-227-2277.

EL NANDU 2731 W. Fullerton: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8:30 PM, South American music. 773-278-0900.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 10/27, 9 PM, "Noche Latina" music and poetry showcase. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Bandoleros. Wednesdays, Chicago Samba. 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, Caesar Fuentes; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Saturdays, 7 PM, Rancho Luna Orchestra Tropical; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. 773-509-9332.

REZA'S 432 W. Ontario: Restaurant. Nightly at 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 312-664-4500.

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 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

classical

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert. Sat 10/28, 7 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

CHRISTINE ANDREWS, TIM KERWIN, AND BRIAN SHAW flute, French horn, and piano, in a free recital (Milhaud, Bozza, Favre). Thu 10/26, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

ARIANNA QUARTET in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Schubert, Ravel). Free admission. Wed 10/25, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in an all-Bizet program. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300.

B/W DUO pianos (Nancarrow, Ligeti, Stravinsky, Bach). Mon 10/23, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441.

WILHELM BRUCK, THEODOR ROSS, AND CAMILLA HOITENGA guitars and flute, in a new-music concert (Kagel, Coleman, Shida, Cage). Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-973-2501.

CHICAGO CAMERATA in a program of 17th-century English music (Purcell, Young, Lawes, Wilson, Butler, and others). Thu 10/26, 5:45 PM, St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison. Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Community Church of Wilmette, 1020 Forest, Wilmette. 773-275-4421.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Bart Bradfield conducts an a cappella program (Bach, Barber, Distler, Hoiby, Schuman, Gregorian chant, and others). Sat 10/28, 8 PM, St. Luke's Church, 528 Lathrop, River Forest. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 773-549-7751.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover conducts Monteverdi's Orfeo. Fri 10/20, 7:30 PM, Sun 10/22, 3 PM, and Thu 10/26 and Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8420 or 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 10/20, 1:30 PM, and Sat 10/21, 8 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with vocal ensemble Synergy (Debussy, Bario, Prokofiev). Thu 10/26, 7:30 PM, and Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Pierre Boulez conducts Bruckner's Symphony no. 5. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHOIR OF LAKE COUNTY AND COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY SINGERS in a free concert. Sun 10/29, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Scott Arkenberg, conductor (Bach, Kuhnau). Sun 10/29, 3:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-935-3800.

LIZA CHUNG piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Falla). Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

CHURCH OF ST. LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR Mark P. Bangert conducts a free Bach cantata program. Sun 10/22, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 10/21, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan conducts music of Ferenc Erkel. Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-658-5799.

CORE ENSEMBLE in a free new-music concert (DeMurga, Kernis, Crockett, Ung). Wed 10/25, noon, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

DA CORNETO OPERA Stephen Blackwelder conducts Verdi's Nabucco. Fri 10/20, 7:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. Sun 10/22, 4 PM, St. Hilary's Church, Bryn Mawr and California. 847-662-2694.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Robert Kaminskas conducts Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Fri 10/27 and Sun 10/29, 2 PM, Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a pops concert. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, and Sun 10/22, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

THERESA ENRIGHT AND NANCY WIEBE MAZUROWSKI sopranos, with pianist Judith Ault Jackson in a free recital. Tue 10/24, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-539-0893.

KEVIN RAFAEL FOOTE piano (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart). Sat 10/21, 4 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 847-869-4850.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 10/20, 12:10 PM, organist Thomas Weisflog. Fri 10/27, 12:10 PM, organist Paul Ayres. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FRY STREET QUARTET (Haydn, Janacek, Dvorak). Sun 10/22, 3 PM, The Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

FULCRUM POINT in a program of "fright-inspired music" (Gruber, Woolf, and others). Sat 10/28, 2 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 773-722-5463.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

PHILIP GLASS AND THE KRONOS QUARTET perform Glass's 1999 score for the 1931 film Dracula. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-902-1500 or 312-443-1130.

GUADAGNINI ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak). Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES Anne Heider conducts an a cappella program (Rossi, Titov, Monteverdi, Bach). Sat 10/21, 8 PM, St. Procopius Abbey Church, 5601 College, Lisle. Sun 10/22, 3 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 312-461-0723.

CAMILLA HOITENGA flute, with Ensemble Noamnesia in a free program of music by Kaija Saariaho. Tue 10/24, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 10/26, 8 PM, cellist Maya Beiser (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

JULIA HURN soprano, in a free concert. Thu 10/26, 7 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY AND MIKHAIL ARKADIEV baritone and piano (Shostakovich and others). Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY STRING QUARTET with guitarist Robert Bluestone and mezzo-soprano Allisanne Apple. Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

IMANI WINDS perform classical and traditional music in a free concert. Sat 10/21, 6 PM, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1444 S. Keeler. 847-266-5000.

NINTH ANNUAL JUBILATE OPERA BENEFIT features vocalists Suzanne Mentzer, Jerry Hadley, Patricia Racette, Robert Tweten, Patrice Michaels, Kim Josephson, and John Aler in a benefit for Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House. Sun 10/22, 7:30 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 N. Adams. 773-327-9921, ext. 335 or 134.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with the Chicago Master Singers (Beethoven, Symphony no. 9). Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-295-2135.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with violinist Hannah Barton and cellist Sarah Barton in an all-Brahms program. Sun 10/29, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

RICHARD LALLI baritone, sings "famous American composers' settings of Longfellow poems." Wed 10/25, 6 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-235-3700.

THOMAS LILEY saxophone, with pianist Nancy Liley in a free concert (Boutry, Husa, Heiden, Cimarosa, Gershwin). Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 10/20, Wed 10/25, and Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Vladimir Galouzine, soprano Katarina Dalayman, and baritone Bo Skovhus (Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades). Sat 10/21 and Tue 10/24, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/29, 2 PM, Fabio Luisi, conductor, with baritone Alexandru Agache, soprano Andrea Rost, and tenor Ramon Vargas (Verdi, Rigoletto). Mon 10/23 and Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, David Stahl, conductor, with soprano Alicia Berneche and tenor Jerry Hadley (Harbison, The Great Gatsby). 312-332-2244.

BARBARA ANN MARTIN, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, ANDREA SWAN, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN mezzo-soprano, violin, cello, and pianos (Crumb, Zupko, Mendelssohn). Sat 10/21, 7 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 847-446-3822.

AGUSTIN MARURI guitar, with cellist Michael Kevin Jones in a free concert (Gnatalli, Nin, Falla, Marchelia). Fri 10/27, 6 PM, Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan. 312-335-1996.

McKENNA ENSEMBLE in a program of music by Father Edward McKenna. Sun 10/22, 2 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 219-874-7609.

DANIEL MULLER-SCHOTT cello (Beethoven, Schumann, Shostakovich). Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NEW MUSIC DE PAUL in a free concert (Flynn, Hamelin, Cronin, Downey). Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

NEWBERRY CONSORT (Biber, Stradella, Buxtehude, Schenck, Corelli). Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with vocal soloists in a program of opera excerpts (Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, Rimsky-Korsakov, Offenbach, Weinberger, Flotow, Thomas, and others). Sun 10/29, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian conducts a free concert. Sun 10/22, 3 PM, south campus, Wilbur Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND ALUMNI perform excerpts from opera and musical theater (Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Rossini, Bernstein, Gershwin, Sondheim). Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND (Copland, Husa, Bach, Hunsberger). Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND SYMPHONIC CHOIR Victor Yampolsky and Robert A. Harris, conductors (Beethoven, Larsen). Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

OPERA A LA CARTE performs excerpts from the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Thu 10/26, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 888-223-6000 or 630-829-6007.

MEMBERS OF L'OPERA PICCOLA WITH THE BRAD WILLIAMS TRIO in an "opera/jazz recital." Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET (Dvorak, Carter, Beethoven). Fri 10/20, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET (Beethoven, Piazzolla, Dvorak). Tue 10/24, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

SHARON RICH PETERSON piano, in a free recital. Mon 10/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-442-9453.

DAVID PITUCH AND YOKO YAMADA-SELVAGGIO saxophone and piano, in a free recital (Koechlin, Kritz). Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 708-256-5025.

MIKHAIL PLETNEV piano (Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, Chopin). Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 10/21, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GEORGE RADOSAVLJEVIC piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt). Sun 10/29, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

REGINA DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC ENSEMBLES perform "a mix of sacred and secular music" in a free concert. Sun 10/22, 3:30 PM, Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust, Wilmette. 847-256-7660.

SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Nicholas McGegan, conductor, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson (Beethoven, Rameau, Schubert). Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

THEODORA SATOLIA piano (D. Scarlatti, Clementi, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Grier). Fri 10/20, 8 PM, The Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

VINCENT P. SKOWRONSKI AND SAORI CHIBA violin and piano, in a free recital (Tartini, Tchaikovsky, Schumann). Sun 10/22, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 708-239-4827.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR performs an a cappella program for the University of Chicago Humanities Open House; no registration required for this free concert. Sat 10/28, 9:30 AM, Bond Chapel, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-4847.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts the annual Halloween concert (Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Wagner, Liszt, J. Strauss). Sat 10/28, 7 and 9 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy). Sun 10/22, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David Crane, conductor (Copland, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens). Sun 10/29, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

YUEH FEI MILLENNIUM CONCERT features winners of the International Yueh Fei Music Composition Competition. Free admission. Sun 10/22, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-563-0357, 773-955-1595, or 312-913-0979.

fairs & festivals

AUTUMN MUSIC FESTIVAL Rte. 22 and Green Bay, Highwood: Benefit for Children's Memorial Hospital. Fri 10/20, 5:30 PM, Anne Harris Band; 7:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 10/21, 3 PM, Martin Kondziolka Trio; 5:30 PM, Roger & the Wraybands; 7:30 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Trace; 5:30 PM, Cornmeal; 7:30 PM, Cats Under the Stars. 847-432-6430 or 847-433-0304.

ROYSTER WITH THE OYSTER Shaw's Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard: Fri 10/20, noon, Fabulous Fish Heads; 4 PM, John Primer; 6:30 PM, Matthew Skoller; 8 PM, Buckwheat Zydeco. 312-527-2722.

miscellaneous

BROWN WHORNET Eight-piece band performs music to accompany F.W. Murnau's film Nosferatu. Sun 10/29, 5 and 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GRAND CENTRAL STATION 5726 W. Grand: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri." 773-637-6376 or 708-452-5630.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Funkadesi performs at the "Dancin' With the Grass" gala for the Crossroads Fund (preceded by dinner at 6 PM; call 773-227-7676 for more information). 312-362-9707.

IMANI WINDS perform classical and traditional music in a free concert. Sat 10/21, 6 PM, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1444 S. Keeler. 847-266-5000.

KIDS FARE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PICK-STAIGER, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NORTHWESTERN Children's concert features student ensembles. Sat 10/21, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX Metal percussion concert. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MATTER Percussion ensemble performs music for Halloween; free admission. Sun 10/22, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

NOAH'S ARK 1704 W. 69th: Sat 10/21, 4 PM, "Gospel Poetry" open mike hosted by the Christian Poet Society. 708-865-7981.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 10/28, 1 PM, children's concert with Justin Roberts. 773-525-2508.

SING OUT AGAINST HUNGER Choral concert and benefit for Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation. Sat 10/21, 5-8 PM, Providence of God Church, 717 W. 18th. 773-252-3663.

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