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TRG Music Listings 

Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI

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

ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, funk, reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. DANCE includes techno, electronica, ambient, and disco. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional

Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard to music type.

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

YOLANDA ADAMS, MARY MARY, SHIRLEY CAESAR, VIRTUE Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

AVALON, ZOEGIRL, JOY WILLIAMS Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600.

BIS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/19, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

BJORK, MATMOS Sold out; see Spot Check. Sun 10/14, 7:30 PM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-419-0033 or 312-559-1212.

KARLA BONOFF, KENNY EDWARDS Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Nathan Manilow Theatre, Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood, Park Forest. 708-747-0580.

COULD IT BE MAGIC? THE BARRY MANILOW SONGBOOK Five cast members and a six-piece band perform a musical tribute to Barry Manilow. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, Sundays, 3 and 7 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700 or 312-902-1500.

DAVID CRAWFORD Free in-store performance. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ROBERT CRAY BAND, MONTE MONTGOMERY Sat 10/13, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ANI DIFRANCO, BITCH & ANIMAL Sun 10/21, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

DONNAS, EYELINERS, KICKS Wed 10/17, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DROPKICK MURPHYS, SICK OF IT ALL, TIGER ARMY Fri 10/19, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

EL TRI Fri 10/19, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

EYELINERS Free in-store performance. Thu 10/18, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

VICENTE & ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ Sat 10/20, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS, PHANTOM THREE perform as part of the Brian Costello Show. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

GROOVATRON Free in-store performance. Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SAM HARRIS Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

HILLBILLIES IN THE CITY Miss Tiger's Cabaret directed by Eric Hensley, with Lisa Rock, Angelique Evans-Manto, Kerry Lynn McSweeny, Stefan Mantyk, and Robby Nothstine. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

HOT SOUP Fri 10/19, 7:30 PM, Friendship Hall, 1000 W. Central, Mt. Prospect. 847-632-9333.

JANE'S ADDICTION, LIVE, STEREO MC'S Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

KRAIG KENNING Free in-store performance. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DJ DAMON LOCKS, JOHN GREENFIELD, FRANK DiCOSTANZO Bridge magazine release party. Fri 10/12, 9:30 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

JOHN VINCENT MAHADY performs "As Long As I'm Singing." Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble. 773-583-7810.

TOM McRAE Free in-store performance. Fri 10/12, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

LEONA NAESS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/19, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

HOLLY NEAR with pianist John Bucchino; benefit for Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Youth Programs and That All May Freely Serve. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-9373.

TY PERRY, EMILY COLEE, LAURA KEELING, JOSS NICHOLS and others perform at a benefit for Circle Theatre. Wed 10/17, 6:30 PM, 19th Century Women's Club, 178 Forest, Oak Park. 708-771-3299.

QUALO, EARATIK STATIK Wed 10/17, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117 or 773-227-6123.

MARC RIBOT Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ROCKIN' FENDERSKIRTS, RPM MUSIC Benefit for the World Trade Center Relief Fund. Sun 10/21, noon-4 PM, football field, Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park, Libertyville. 847-525-1234.

SASSY SENIORS REVUE Free in-store performance. Thu 10/18, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BOB SCHNEIDER, IKE REILLY Thu 10/18, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959.

SECONDS Free in-store performance. Thu 10/18, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MELISSA SIENICKI Free concert. Sun 10/14, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SNOOP DOGG, KURUPT, THA EASTSIDAZ, DAZ SOOPAFLY, THA LIKS, BUTCH CASSIDY, THA ANGELS Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

B.J. SNOWDEN, JAN TERRI Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

SONIDO INK (QUIETO) Free poetry and music event. Wed 10/17, 7:30 PM, Wright Theater, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8535.

STARS OF LAWRENCE WELK with Myron Florem, Bobby & Elaine, Anacani & Ken Delo. Wed 10/17 through Fri 10/19, 2 PM, and Sat 10/20, 6 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, STAIND, LINKIN PARK, STATIC X, SPIKE 1000 See Spot Check. Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, OK GO Fri 10/19, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

JOJO & THE BLUES TRAIN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

TIERRA, LITTLE JOE Y LA FAMILIA, RICHARD BEAN, TOGETHER Sat 10/13, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TIN ROOF TANGO Tue 10/16, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

SCOTT TUMA Free in-store performance. Sat 10/20, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

U2 Mon 10/15 and Tue 10/16, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

SUZANNE VEGA See Spot Check. Wed 10/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212. Sat 10/20, 8 PM (with Robert Hillman), Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-3442.

KELLER WILLIAMS, CHARLIE HUNTER Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Plastics Hi-Fi, Tenki, Hushdrops. Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Tue 10/16, 8 PM, Holcombe Waller, Matt Nathanson. Thu 10/18, 8 PM, Great Tobasco Fiasco, Jesters, Hip Fetish. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Brother El, Earatik Statik, Bon & Nip. Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, J-200, Sara Osmer. 773-478-4408.

ALIVEONE 2683 N. Halsted: "Live" jukebox music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, "bootleg night." 773-348-9800.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Gidgets Ga Ga. Sat 10/13, Pinheads, Dead Popes Society. Sundays, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, DJs spin rock, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Ivan, Tim Burnz & Fuego tha Burnah. Fri 10/19, Farm Crew. Sat 10/20, Negligents, Big Angry Fish. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 10/12, Brides, Baseball Furies, Kill-A-Watts. Sat 10/13, benefit for Melanoma Cancer Awareness with Waco Brothers, Sons of the Soil, Jeff Garlin. Sun 10/14, Channel J, Helen Stellar. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/16, Animus. Wed 10/17, Down the Line, Dayna Malow. Thu 10/18, Matthew, Fuse. Fri 10/19, Poundseven, Wish List, Gaskit. Sat 10/20, Shadow Tribe, Spies Who Surf, Janus. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/12, Pinheads, Hotlips Messiah, Dead Popes Society. 773-384-0043.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 10/12, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. Sun 10/14, 11 AM, Gayle Ritt; 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. Sun 10/21, 11 AM, Gayle Ritt; 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Trio. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 10/12, Lotus. Sat 10/13, Hanuman. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with the Chicago Horns. Thu 10/18, Greyhounds. Fri 10/19, Steepwater Band. Sat 10/20, Cedarcase. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 10/19, 8:30 PM, Maria Hines (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/12, T.J. Dennis. Sat 10/13, Serilian. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 10/19, Autumn War, Rust. Sat 10/20, Penny Dreadful, Forgotten Toys. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wed 10/17, Arthur Lee. Fri 10/19, Jack Straw. Sat 10/20, Statik. 773-528-0888.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/12, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 10/13, Big Sweaty Men. Fri 10/19, Casey McDonough. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 7 PM, Sundays after 6 PM, Wednesdays after 9 PM, and Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Drapes, Thin Man, Danny Black. Sat 10/13, Dorian Taj, Buck Fifty. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/12, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops. Sat 10/13, Paulina Hollers. Sat 10/20, Casolando, Karma Sutra. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/20, Brothers in Arms. 708-460-1771.

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

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 espa–ol, and hip-hop. 312-397-0600.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (10/18 with Anne-Marie Akin, Kate Sloan Fiffer). 773-907-3500.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. Mondays, 10 PM, hip-hop open mike. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Pat McCurdy. Sat 10/13, Anne Harris, Pinch, Roscoe Plush. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 10/19, Karma Tease, Locals. Sat 10/20, Peking Turtle. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, K-Floor. Sat 10/13, Harmony Riley, Supermint. Tue 10/16, Fishbone, Blofly, Dr. Madvibe, Dirty Walt & the Columbus Sanitations. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 10/19, Domestic Problems, Bryter. Sat 10/20, Rubber. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 10/12, Mike & Joe. Sat 10/13, Underwater People. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 10/19, Turnstyles. Sat 10/20, Michael McDermott. 847-541-4700.

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 10/12, 8 PM, Margaret Reeder; 10:30 PM, tribute to Tom Waits with David Balsie, Matt Davis, Patty Morabito, and Dan Stetzel. Sat 10/13, 8 and 10:30 PM, Dan Stetzel. Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Weird Sisters. Wed 10/17, 8 PM, Joan Curto. Thu 10/18, 8 PM, Jennifer Chada. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Joan Curto; 10:30 PM, tribute to Tom Waits with David Balsie, Matt Davis, Patty Morabito, and Dan Stetzel. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Jennifer Chada. Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Stardust (music of the 1940s). 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin. Mondays, DJ Freddie O. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 10/14, DJ Lexi. Mon 10/15, DJs Tim & Dan spin punk. Tue 10/16, DJ Alex. Wed 10/17, DJ Lawrence spins country & western. Thu 10/18, DJ Tony spins heavy rock. Fri 10/19, DJs Robert & Tony spin Britpop. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/12, 10 PM, Life Without, Black Panels, Meqqa, Moaning Lisa. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Box-o-car, Atomic Numbers, Missile, Area Man. Wed 10/17, 9 PM, Lupine, the Motion, Descendro Allegro. Thu 10/18, 9:30 PM, Synge, Bob Rising & the Blisters, Family Haircut. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Trailer Hitch, Drunken Master III, Nova Driver, Peelers. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Lucius Warbaby, American Motherload, Slow Motion, Chinese Downhill. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 10/12, Revolver. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/19, Wicked Garden. Sat 10/20, Sofa King. 815-356-9980.

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 10/12, Then Again. Sat 10/13, Garbo Swag, Kolbe. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Sat 10/20, Maggie Speaks, Everyman. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/12, Rusk, Voodoo Kings, Mercury Redstone. Sat 10/13, Ego Static, Exo, Wish List, Echo Base, Julie Korman. Mon 10/15, Lexie Bloor Band. Tue 10/16, Sherman, Nick Peraino, Realm. Wed 10/17, 8 PM, benefit for the American Red Cross with Sammy Llanas, Scott Lucas, Jay Bennett, Nash Kato, Julie Frost, Bellsize, Treeline, Kevin Lee, and Bumpus. Thu 10/18, Cadre, Battlecats, Qualo, Urbanized Minds, Dream One. Fri 10/19, Cycle Something, Fuse, Rain Gods. Sat 10/20, Four Letter Story, Midnight Larry, Knee Deep Shag. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Dianogah, Zincs, Sun Do. Sat 10/13, 9:30 PM, Thalia Zedek (see Critic's Choice), Explosions in the Sky, Hella. Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Tennis (see Critic's Choice), Warmdesk, Si-cut.db. Mon 10/15, Turnerjoy, Wolcott, Peel. Tue 10/16, Vernon Tonges, Pegasus. Thu 10/18, Detachment Kit, Seconds, Liars. Fri 10/19, the Go, Von Bondies, Shakes. Sat 10/20, Zen Guerrilla, Cash Audio. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 10/20, Mark Yde. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/19, Randy Amundsen. 630-435-5288.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, "Hip-hop Cafe" with E3, Diz Crown, Vision & others. Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJs spin goth & industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Rise Against, Honor System, Redline. Sat 10/13, 4 PM, 9 Shocks Terror, Exclaim, Hellnation, Kill the Man Who Questions, Allergic to Whores, Scorned, Awakening; 10 PM, Speed of Light, Dysrithmia, Overlords of the Underworld. Sun 10/14, 5 PM, Plain White T's, Student Rick, Exit, Split Habit; 9 PM, Pissbucket, Drunkenmaster Three, Throttlerod, the Shame. Mon 10/15, 6 PM, Secret Agent Bill, Crude, Dropskots, Victory Auto Wreckers. Thu 10/18, 6 PM, Role Models, Pinhead Circus. Fri 10/19, 7 PM, Back Drop, Favez, Times Spent Driving, Scott Richter. Sat 10/20, 5 PM, Hudson Falcons, Callaghan, GC5, Daycare Swindlers; 9 PM, Haymarket Riot, American Heritage, Squad, Intima. Sun 10/21, 9 PM, Lost Goat, Bad Wizard. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 10/13, 10 PM, NRBQ, Devil in a Woodpile. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Mike Plume Band. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Anders Osborne. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, 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. Fri 10/19, Shards. 847-821-1234.

FLOUNDER'S 2201 N. Clybourn: Wed 10/17, 9 PM, Celestial Crumb (no cover; donations to benefit American relief efforts). 773-472-9920.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8:45 PM; no cover. Sat 10/13, Good Word. Sat 10/20, Rockin' Riviera Review. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/12, Harmony Riley. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 10/19, Starch Martins, Stray Toasters. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/12, Snake Oil, Vona. Sat 10/13, benefit for the New York City Firefighters 911 Disaster Relief Fund with Baby Kage, Blue Harvest. Wed 10/17, Nancy & Garrett. Fri 10/19, Garrett Lane. Sat 10/20, Dead Steel Mill. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/20, Barely Standing. 847-541-7530.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 10/15, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie and the cast from About Face Theatre's Undone. Tue 10/16, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wed 10/17, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thu 10/18, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. Sat 10/13, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 10/14, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 10/15, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 10/16, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 10/17, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 10/18, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Fri 10/19, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 10/21, 6 PM, Honey West & James Sebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM, acoustic jam session. 773-296-9700.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/12, Big Bang Music Theory, Chrome. Sat 10/13, Rollover, Hip Pocket. Thu 10/18, Dreamana, Charm. Fri 10/19, Jason Levasseur, Fin, Kevin Lee. Sat 10/20, Carbon Four, Kevin Lee. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-0561.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Sat 10/13, 7 PM, benefit for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund with Surf Zombies, Lindays, Deals Gone Bad, Carl Schreiber Combo, James Byron & the Brunswicks. 773-486-1512.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 10/13, Weeds. Thu 10/18, Generations. Sat 10/20, Tom Carey Band. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, 10 PM, Family of Souls, Rob McNurlin. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Bliss Gypsies, Rob McNurlin. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/12, 8 and 10 PM, Kelly Hogan (see Spot Check; late show with Evelyn Weston). Sat 10/13, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops. Sun 10/14, 8 PM, benefit for Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty with the Mekons & friends. Mon 10/15, 9:30 PM, Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 10/18, 9:30 PM, Melochrome, Places, Eiren Caffall. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Phantom Three, 31 Knots, Pontius Copilot. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Drapes, Wildbunch, Modey Lemon. 773-227-4433.

HOMAN SQUARE CAFE 3333 W. Arthington: Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Nanette Frank & Kevin Chandler, DJ PJ Willis. 773-544-4595 or 312-583-9597.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 10/17, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Katalyst Live, Ledisi. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/12, Nickel Creek, Glen Phillips. Sun 10/14, Enrique Bunbury, Elefantes. Wed 10/17, Rik Emmett, Seventh Heaven. Thu 10/18, Harlow, Rev Luv, Premium. Fri 10/19, Delbert McClinton, Randall Bramblett. Sat 10/20 and Sun 10/21, Midnight Oil, Will Hoge (sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

INDEPENDENCE TAP 3932 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-588-2385.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Shiri. Fri 10/20, Rico. Sat 10/21, Gizzae. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Prodigals, John Eddie. Sat 10/13, RPM. Fri 10/19, Then Again, Dave & Rae. Sat 10/20, Underwater People, Jeff Coffin. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/12, Underwater People, Zambow. Sat 10/13, Honey Tongue. 773-975-0505.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Dee Jay Jayster. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, 9 PM, T.J. Dennis. 708-388-6755.

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

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin nightly 9 PM-2 AM. 773-477-6513.

LOGAN SQUARE/BUCKTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2417 N. Western: No cover. Fridays, 7:30 PM, acoustic jam and poetry open mike hosted by Moses. 773-292-2992.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 10/12, 10 PM, Roger & the Raybans, Wild Ones. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, DJ Ray Fielder. Sun 10/14, West of Rome, Equinox 5. Tue 10/16, Blue Harvest, Almighty Rogers. Wed 10/17, Antje, Mumbojumbo, Family Style. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 10/19, Pete Special Band. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Moxy Blue, Rock Star Club, Insta. Sat 10/13, Garaj Mahal, Frank Catalano Band. Tue 10/16, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Wed 10/17, MVP, Savage Aural Hotbed. Thu 10/18, 9 PM, Eleni Mandell, Big Hello, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot. Fri 10/19, Ulu, Ray's Music Exchange. Sat 10/20, Pedal Steel Transmission, Novasonic Down Hyperspace. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Waterboys, Tom McRae; 11:30 PM, the Damned, Swingin' Utters (see Spot Check). Sat 10/13, 6:30 PM, the Faint, Now It's Overhead, Marvelkind, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Mon 10/15, 7 PM, Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros (see Critic's Choice). Tue 10/16, 7 PM, Murder City Devils (see Spot Check), Botch, Grade, American Steel. Wed 10/17, 9 PM, Orbital. Fri 10/19, 7 PM, Death Cab for Cutie, Shiner, Prom; 11:30 PM, Bis, Baldwin Brothers. Sun 10/21, 6:30 PM, Soil, Alone, Rebels Without Applause, Stripping the Pistol. 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, Donny Greco & Gary Filip. 312-226-5989.

MUSE CAFE 3422 Ridge, Lansing: Sat 10/20, 8 PM, "Crosstown Voices Songwriter Showcase" hosted by Mike O'Cull with Sandy Andina. 708-418-1550.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Sat 10/13, Broken April, Fear Itself, Soul Vasq. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Found Object, Epectir, Heavy Petting, DJ Chaosh. Sat 10/13, Faun Fables, Earwig Spectre, Keen. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 10/12, 5 PM, Ethan Semone; 10 PM, John Kamys. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, John Kamys. Mon 10/15, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with Phonograph Scientist, Chester Copperpot, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Wed 10/17, 9 PM, benefit for WNUR with Sweep the Leg Johnny, Lozenge, My Name Is Rar-Rar. Thu 10/18, 9 PM, DJ Teebot. Fri 10/19, 9:30 PM, Lisa Lauren. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Webb Wilder, Wes Hollywood Show. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wed 10/17, 8 PM, John M. 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/12, 10 PM, Light FM, Uniform, Gelheads. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Nubile Thangs, Toe. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Wed 10/17, 9 PM, Rachael Yamagata, Erie Street. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Moreno, Tracer. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section, Chicago Typewriter. 773-489-0011.

OLD TINLEY PUB & EATERY 17020 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 10/20, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-422-8017 or 708-532-4409.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 10/13, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 630-357-4350.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Sat 10/13, Rock Bottom. 773-267-5197.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/12, Violet Time, Van Go. Sat 10/13, Fiercely Me. Sun 10/14, Knife of Simpson. Wed 10/17, Team Rock-it. Thu 10/18, 2110 Trio. Fri 10/19, Creepy D. Sat 10/20, Bible of the Devil, Hillside Strangers. Sun 10/21, Son of John Doe. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 10/18, Turnstyles. Fri 10/19, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Leroy Fix, Michael Colombia's Pots & Pans. Sat 10/13, 9:30 PM, Evan Jacover, Sideways Brian. Wed 10/17, 9 PM, Pegasus, Tijuana Hercules, Rollo Tomasi, Tekulvi. Fri 10/19, 9 PM, Berlin Project. Sat 10/20, 9 PM, K., Lenola, Isabella, Catfish Haven. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Sun 10/14, 10 PM, Faun Fables. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Anne Feeney & Chris Chandler's Flying Poetry Circus. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Robert Boziach. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. 312-640-1000.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/12, Bushoong, Just Nuttz. Sat 10/13, Nectarine Knockout. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Freedy Johnston, Wendy DeBias; 10:30 PM, Silkworm, Kinski. Sat 10/13, 7:30 PM, Rockapella; 10:30 PM, Morris Minors, the Double. Sun 10/14, 8 PM, 77s, Jacobstone. Mon 10/15, 9 PM, Puerto Muerto, Amor Belhorn Duo, Gaberdine. Tue 10/16, 9 PM, Jenny Toomey (see Spot Check), Waterworks, Deanna Varagona. Wed 10/17, 9 PM, Gourds, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade, Frank Morey. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Pernice Brothers, Kingsbury Manx, Scott Tuma. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Pernice Brothers, Kingsbury Manx, Matt Marque. Sun 10/21, 8 PM, Rockwell Church, Sam Shaber. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: No cover. Fri 10/19, 8:30 PM, Maceo Parker, Topaz. 312-527-2722.

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/12, 7 PM, benefit for families of the New York City Fire Department with Tossers, Chris Connelly, Deals Gone Bad, Musical Vibrations, Plane, Egnaro, Rachel Mylan, Tate & others. Sat 10/13, 1:30-11:30 PM, benefit for families of the New York City Fire Department with Evergreen Terrace, Shattered Angel, Wolcott, Mike, Sweater Girl, C.U.P., Split Habit, Stiffs, Break of Day, Seventies, Subswitch, Tarnish, Much the Same. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 10/18, 6:30 PM, Pinheads, Anarchy Ass, Regis Philband, Headaches. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Deals Gone Bad. 708-922-9950.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Pelvic Delta, Motion for Alliance. Sat 10/13, Dan Darrah Band, Treeline, Vine. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike hosted by DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & AM/PM. Fri 10/19, Pimps, Sour Deluxe, Troy. Sat 10/20, Topaz, Greyhounds. 773-278-6600.

THIRD BASE Rtes. 25 & 72, East Dundee: Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Buffalo River. 847-428-5438.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Thursdays, 10 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-296-9620.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 10/12, Ruben Waters, Dag Juhlin, Al Rose. Sat 10/13, Ina May Wood, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann, Nancy Walker, Sloan Wainwright. Sun 10/14, Randy Rademaker. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Tue 10/16, John M. Wednesdays, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Ellen Rosner. Thu 10/18, Toy. Fri 10/19, Suzanne McDermott, Andrew Karr. Sat 10/20, Pat MacDonald, Fred Gillen Jr., Terry Farmer. Sun 10/21, Jim Loftus, Melissa Rose, Sandy Andina. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/12, Aftergrace. Sat 10/13, Fly Williams, New Math. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 9 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/12, Horizontal Motion. Sat 10/13, Deja Vu. Fri 10/19, J.P. & the Cats. Sat 10/20, Blast. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/12, Clams. Saturdays, open stage. Thu 10/18, Transmission. Fri 10/19, Wax Buddha. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/12, Ras Kelly, Indika, Doggie. Sat 10/13, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, Warsaw. Sun 10/14, Warsaw. Mondays, RSB. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Wed 10/17, Indika. Thu 10/18, Deals Gone Bad, Skapone. Fri 10/19, Gizzae, Rico. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Fat Time. Wednesdays, Pelvic Delta. Thu 10/18, Urban Twang, John Brown & Sons of the Soil. Fri 10/19, Old #8. Sat 10/20, Danny Paradise. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie & DJ Breeze spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJ Rudy spins merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Gene Lopez & Brian Borden. Saturdays, David Britton. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pe–a. Mondays, DJ Friendly. Tuesdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, DJ Aaron. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJs John Jackson, Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Sat 10/13, DJ Andre Harris, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Slacky J, DJ Red Lox. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 10/17, Bailey & Ray Keith, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. 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. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, Free Association. Thursdays, "Deep" with DJ Joe Schmoe & DJ Verb. 773-384-0701.

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

CAFE DOLCE 749 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Mediterrano DJ Red Lox spins music from the Middle East and Europe. 312-397-0000.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Sat 10/13, benefit for the Joel Hall Dancers with Jessica Halem and T.C. Carson. Sundays, Paula Sinclare, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

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

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs spin underground house. Wednesdays, DJs spin progressive techno. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 773-327-4646.

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

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs play dance music from Britain, continental Europe, and the U.S. after 9 PM. Thu 10/18, DJ Danny. Fri 10/19, DJ Richard. Sat 10/20, DJ Abe. 773-878-8241.

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

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin downtempo electronic music Wednesdays through Fridays until 2 AM and Saturdays until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Juan Mejia, DJs John Curley & Chad Sommer, Roki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Justin G. spins progressive house, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Saturdays, DJ Myke T. spins progressive house and trance, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Sundays, DJ Javier Temple. Thursdays, DJs spin house. 312-733-7800.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and funk. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 10 PM, "Big Up!" DJs spin. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7 PM-midnight Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-266-1944.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ JC. 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Mondays, 10 PM, Blue Groove Lounge DJs Jesse de la Pe–a, 33 1/3, Nonstop & De La spin hip-hop, reggae, and original breaks. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, Eric Daley. Tuesdays, Doc, Mickey International. Wednesdays, DJ Hello Kitty. Thursdays, Gary Guy & Kevin Maxey. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Vince Lawrence, Eric Ross, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Flipside. 312-587-8469.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, Matt Warren. Thursdays, DJ Jevon Jackson. 312-527-5600.

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.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs David Britton & Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Flipside, DJ Mike Steele. 773-528-3400.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Brian Borden. 773-665-1110.

LINCOLN PARK ATHLETIC CLUB 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM. 773-477-3661.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Kwest. Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Sundays, Tha Afterset Players with Marz play acid jazz. 312-649-5874.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. 773-975-9244.

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM, and Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJ Johnny B with the Revelation Fire Dancers. 847-885-2112.

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; DJs spin 80s disco after 8:30 PM Thursdays. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

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

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop. Saturdays, DJs Geoff & R.A.F. spin electro industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

NIKEETA'S 633 E. Sibley: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike D. spins hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and house. 773-377-5002, ext. 4287.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs DVS & Mix. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Earl Pleasure. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins funk and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 2 AM, DJ Malort. Thursdays, 2 AM, DJ Tasso. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (5 AM Saturdays). 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly after 10:30 PM. Fri 10/12, DJ Alton Miller. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Mood. Tuesdays, Lady D. Wednesdays, Hector Lopez, DJ V. Thursdays, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

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

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly and 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays on two floors. Fridays, DJs Bone, Hardcore D, Confusion & Venom spin progressive. Saturdays, DJ M&M spins progressive, trance, and underground. Tuesdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass. 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.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/12, Dan Fijolek, Secret Agent 47, Christopher Robin, Luke Sardello, Tim Shumaker. Sat 10/13, Frank Q, Shaka 23, Whale, Donnie Stash, Hac Le, DJ Goose, Frique & Majid. Tuesdays, Jim Belanger, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sat 10/20, DJ Heaven. 312-733-6699.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 2 PM-4 AM Sundays, and 5:30 PM-midnight Mondays. Fridays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop, disco, and soul. Sundays, Lee Collins & Sadar, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Shon Dervis. Tuesdays, Derrick Carter, DJ Matty. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs spin. Thursdays, David Balquiedra. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 10/12, DJ Colette, Rees Urban. Sat 10/13, DJ Heather & J-Dub. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wed 10/17, Truby Trio, Synergy. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Fri 10/19, Darrell Woodson, Jeremiah Seraphine. 773-549-4140.

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

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Sundays, 10 PM-3 AM, "Whiplash" fetish night with Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Chilli Winters. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Verb & Pure spin Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt DJs spin rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin 6 PM-5 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, DJ Beth spins progressive house. 847-455-0088.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 312-491-9729.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. 773-327-2739.

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: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJs Martin "Boogie Man" Luna & Artie Czaja spin progressive trance and vocal house. 312-832-1717.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo and percussionist Miro. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo spin progressive house, trance, R&B, and hip-hop. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/12, Julius aka the Mad Thinker, Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Sat 10/13, Bear Who?, PNS, Tobias, Andre Harris. Fri 10/19, Seance Divine with Peven Everett, Diz, Julius, Mark Grant, Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Sat 10/20, Mike Dearborn, John Patterson, Brian Bretz. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

JENNIFER ARMSTRONG Sat 10/13, 8 PM, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-869-9447.

COLCANNON Sat 10/13, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

BELA FLECK, EDGAR MEYER Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TIM GRIMM Postshow concert following Immoral Imperatives. Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln. 773-871-3000.

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

INNISFREE Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

BILLY J. IVERS & THE LONESOME CITY BLUEGRASS BAND, ELLEN & JOHN WRIGHT, ACIE CARGILL Sat 10/20, 7 PM, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad, Sandwich. 708-841-2090.

KATHY KALLICK BAND Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BONNIE KOLOC & ED HOLSTEIN Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 773-779-7059.

DOUGIE MACLEAN See Critic's Choice. Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIMMY MARTIN, SPECIAL CONSENSUS See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/13, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SUZANNE McDERMOTT Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

JESUS "CHUY" NEGRETE performs folk songs of the Mexican and Chicago labor movements. Sat 10/20, 2 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

JAMIE O'REILLY & MICHAEL SMITH Sun 10/14, 2 PM, Kagan Home for the Blind, 3525 W. Foster. 773-478-7040.

ODETTA, JUDY HENSKE Sat 10/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TRICIA SEBASTIAN Sat 10/13, 2 PM, Hegewisch branch, Chicago Public Library, 3048 E. 130th. 312-747-0046.

SMALL POTATOES Benefit for the Glenwood School. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wed 10/17, 8 PM, Tannahill Weavers. 773-478-4408.

BACKDROP CAFE 26 LaGrange Rd., LaGrange: Sat 10/13, 7 PM, Sandy Andina (no cover). 708-354-9055.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Switchback. 312-226-6666.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/12, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops. Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Honkytonk Hayride. Sun 10/21, 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.

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 10/12, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Gavin Coyle. Fri 10/19, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 10/20, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. 708-687-9323.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Fri 10/12, Anish. Sat 10/13, Kieran O'Hare & friends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 10/21, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/12, Larkin Brothers. Sat 10/13, Velvet Green. Fri 10/19, Fonnmorh. Sat 10/20, Fast Eddie. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/12, 9:30 PM, Twangbangers with Bill Kirchen, Dallas Wayne, Joe Goldmark, and Redd Volkaert (see Critic's Choice). Thu 10/18, 8:30 PM, Michael Fracasso, Matthew Ryan. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/13, Live Bait. Sat 10/20, Karen Mueller. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 10/17, Nancy & Garrett. Fri 10/19, Garrett Lane. 773-489-5471.

GOVNOR'S PUB 207 N. State: No cover. Wed 10/17, 7 PM, Switchback. 312-236-3696.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 10/12, 10 PM, Rob McNurlin, Family of Souls. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, Rob McNurlin, Bliss Gypsies. Thu 10/18, 9 PM, Pamela Means. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/12, 8 and 10 PM, Kelly Hogan (see Spot Check; late show with Evelyn Weston). Sat 10/13, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops. Wed 10/17, 9:30 PM, "singer/songwriter night." 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/12, Chitown. Sat 10/13, Neil Dixon Smith. Wed 10/17, Stephanie Wells. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken word and music open mike. Fri 10/19, Jason Jones. Sat 10/20, Ron Hayden. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Nickel Creek, Glen Phillips. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Prodigals. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Thu 10/18, Switchback. 773-248-3600.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 8 PM, Bohola. 773-348-7592.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 10/15, 8:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Private residence. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander, Kate Moretti. 815-338-3655.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 10/20, 3 PM, pub sing with Revels Chorus. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Micki Croisant. Fri 10/19, 9 PM, Fallen Angels. 773-743-3355.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/12, Switchback. 847-266-1313.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Switchback. 630-428-4274.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Urban Hog Wranglers. 773-772-6656.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 10/12, David Crawford. Fri 10/19, Jack Williams. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Special Consensus. 630-969-9720.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT. Thursdays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

YOLANDA ADAMS, MARY MARY, SHIRLEY CAESAR, VIRTUE Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

PATRICIA COX & ULTIMATE TOUCH BAND WITH MARTHA JACKSON, WILLIE D & HIS BLUES REVUE, LAMAGIC & J WICKED "Stars of Tomorrow: A Soul, Rhythm & Blues Review." Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-287-5213, 773-379-3851, or 312-328-1376.

ROBERT CRAY BAND, MONTE MONTGOMERY Sat 10/13, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MAXWELL STREET BLUES JAM Sundays, 1 PM, Old Maxwell Street Market, Maxwell & Halsted. 312-831-1051 or 312-341-3696.

ODETTA, JUDY HENSKE Sat 10/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KOKO TAYLOR & HER BLUES MACHINE, ARTIE "BLUES BOY" WHITE, OTIS CLAY, DELORES SCOTT, JOE BARR & SOUL PURPOSE, ULTIMATELY BLESSED, JOHN CASTRO, NELLIE TRAVIS, CHARLIE LOVE, LONNIE BROOKS & BISHOP JOE SIMON Benefit for Koko Taylor's Celebrity Aid Foundation. Sun 10/21, 6 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-566-0555 or 312-559-1212.

ALBERTINA WALKER Free performance and discussion as part of the series "The Darker Muse: Black Chicago and Creative Suggestion." Wed 10/17, 7 PM, auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5209 or 847-491-4852.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Curtis Robinson Group. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, C.J.'s All-Star Revue with Mimi Jackson, Mike McCall & Tony Whitehead (no cover). 773-734-0491.

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck & John Carpenter. 847-549-1972.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/16, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wed 10/17, Grana Louise Blues Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/16, Eddy Clearwater Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 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 9:30 PM. Fri 10/12, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sat 10/13, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 10/14, Lorenzo Thompson. Mon 10/15, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/16, Chico Banks. Wed 10/17, Pistol Pete. Thu 10/18, pro jam hosted by Big Ray. Fri 10/19, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 10/20, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, 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.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Professor John Band. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/12, 5:30 PM, Jim Green (no cover); 9:30 PM, Jimmie Vaughan, Keller Brothers. Sat 10/13, 6:30 PM, Steve Arvey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Charlie Musselwhite, Corey Harris. Sun 10/14 and Sun 10/21, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 10/15, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 10/16, Gary Primich. Wed 10/17, Nigel Mack. Thu 10/18, Jake Labotz. Fri 10/19, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald (no cover); 9:30 PM, Kenny Neal, the Buzz. Sat 10/20, 6:30 PM, Lil' Ed (no cover); 9:30 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats with Rusty Zinn, Nick Moss. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 10/15, DJ Steve. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues and gospel. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, pianist Professor John. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Phil Guy. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICAGO BEACH CAFE Theater on the Lake, Fullerton and Lake Shore Dr.: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 PM, Professor John Band (no cover). 773-404-3600.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/12, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 10/13, Chris Beard. Fri 10/19, Duke Robillard. Sat 10/20, Kenny Neal. 630-513-0074.

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

DORIS'S 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 and 11 PM and midnight, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-821-9165.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 10/13, Ron Smith Duo. 630-916-6242.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Killer Ray Players with Jimmy Pryor, Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-684-6800.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 10/12, Keith Scott. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Dizzy Bolinski & the Bluesline Express (no cover). 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 10/13, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 10/20, Lynne Jordan. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Stank Willie (no cover). 773-248-3330.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 10/12, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 10/13, 9:30 PM, Eddie C. Campbell Band. Tue 10/16, 8:30 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 10/20, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 708-484-3610.

HARVEY INN 17040 S. Halsted, Harvey: Sundays, 5 PM, Harmonica Jack & the Harvey Houserockers (no cover). 708-596-6927.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tue 10/16, 9:30 PM, Honeyboy Edwards, 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.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 10/12, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 10/13, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 10/16 through Thu 10/18, Robert Randolph & the Family Band. Fri 10/19, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 10/12, 6 PM, Deep Fried Blues Band. Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Felix & the Cats. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays and Wednesdays, Chick Rodgers. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Thu 10/18, Karen Carroll, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. 312-566-0555.

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

LOVERS LOUNGE 7251 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Jamison & the Untouchable Band. 773-488-9807.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Thu 10/18, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

MY FRIEND LOUNGE 10815 S. Michigan: Sundays, 6 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-624-6336.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/13, Danny Draher. Sat 10/20, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 PM, Killer Ray Allison, Harmonica George & Jimmy Pryor, Double J Band. 773-821-9165.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 10/16, Billy Flynn Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/20, Steve Ditzell Blues Band. 847-266-1313.

PUSH RODS 15600 S. Dixie Hwy.: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 1 AM, Killer Ray Allison, Jimmy Pryor, Crumar, Mr. Shorty Mack. 312-719-3094.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Mississippi Heat. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 10/17, Carey Bell. Thu 10/18, Michael Coleman. Fri 10/19, Voodoo Swing Band. Sat 10/20, Phil Guy. 773-645-5200.

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 10/12, Sat 10/13, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 10/17, Sugar Blue. Thu 10/18, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Jake Labotz; 10 PM, Lurrie Bell & Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 10/20, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/12, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. Sat 10/13, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Fri 10/19, Studebaker John. Sat 10/20, Eddie King. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Billy Flynn Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 10/18, 3:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-441-9334.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Sat 10/13, 10:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal, Matthew Skoller Band. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Matthew Skoller & the Funky Wordsmyth. 773-929-1300.

WOODROW'S 4600 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Professor John & His Band (no cover). 773-907-0740.

jazz

concerts

BOB ACRI QUARTET Sun 10/21, 2 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

RAY BAILEY QUINTET WITH RACHAEL LEE & EVERETT GREENE Benefit concert. Sat 10/13, 12:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 773-779-3355.

TITO CARILLO WITH THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, JAZZ BAND, AND JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Daniel Farris, with percussionist Ruben Alvarez. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH FRANK D'RONE Fri 10/19, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JOHNNY FRIGO QUARTET with the Chicago Sinfonietta under the direction of Lara Webber. Sun 10/14, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Wed 10/17, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681, ext. 1.

FRANK GRATOWSKI TRIO Mon 10/15, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.Ê

SCOTT HALL Free concert. Wed 10/17, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

ROBERT IRVING III Free performance and panel discussion as part of the 2001 Music Network Forum. Sat 10/20, 1 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

HOWARD LEVY & THE LEVITES Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 312-236-4587.

MARIAN McPARTLAND TRIO with Franz Jackson, Bobby Lewis, and Russ Phillips; tribute to Jimmy McPartland. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-834-7966.

TANYA REED & THE JAZZ CONTINUUM Free concert. Tue 10/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LENI STERN See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIMMY SUTTON'S FOUR CHARMS Swing dance and benefit concert. Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM (with swing dance lessons at 7 PM), St. Gertrude Church Social Hall, 1401 W. Granville. 773-465-7913.

BUTCH THOMPSON & LAURA SEWELL Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

UNSTABLE ENSEMBLE Free in-store performance. Sat 10/13, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MARSHALL VENTE & PROJECT 9 Free concert and big band dance. Fri 10/19, 7 PM, McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing. 312-427-1676.

KELLER WILLIAMS, CHARLIE HUNTER Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/12, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 10/13, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 10/17, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Bill Cochran; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet. Fri 10/19, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 10/20, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Jeanne Lambert Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

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

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, Carlos Cannon. Sun 10/14 through Thu 10/18, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Nick Colionne. Sun 10/21, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BARTON'S Park Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Sundays, 5 PM, Leon Keyes & Phriends. 630-325-2900.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, Big Joe's jam session with Darren Scorza, John Kregor, Bob Lovecchio, Ted Hogarth & Michele Thomas. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 10/17, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 10/13 and Sat 10/20, 11 AM, Hunter Adams. Sun 10/14, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 10/13, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CAFE BOLERO 2252 N. Western: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, singers' jam session with Marvinetta & Company. 773-227-9000.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 10/16, DJ Stevie. Thu 10/18, Kyle Asche Organ Trio. Fri 10/19, Barclay 3. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. Wed 10/17, Compressions. 773-463-0158.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Two for Brazil. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & John Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Les Walton Trio. Thursdays, Scott Stenten Duo. 847-969-9900.

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.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1 AM, Arlene Bardelle & Craig Lanigan. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Sundays, 8 PM, East Winds. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

EDGEWATER BEACH CAFE 5545 N. Sheridan: Sundays, noon-2 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Wed 10/17, Frode Gjerstad Trio with Paal Nelson-Love. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant; no cover. Fri 10/12, Sat 10/13, and Fri 10/19, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 10/18, Steve Koerber Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 10/13, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 10/20, Matt Erion Trio. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/14, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 10/17, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Big Band. Sun 10/21, 6 PM, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

FOR LOVERS ONLY 3451 S. Michigan: Social club. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Great Black Music Be Jazz" with the Vincent Davis Quartet, followed by afterset sessions. 312-842-6199.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 10/15, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Sat 10/13, Rob Roy & the Bitters. Wednesdays, Kimberly Gordon. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 10/19, Equinox 5. Sat 10/20, Andy Meacham Trio. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 10/21, 2 PM, Norrie Cox & His New Orleans Stompers with Butch Thompson. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 10/12, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mike Jones Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Mike Jones Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/14, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mon 10/15, 9 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 10/17, 9 PM, Bobby Broom Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/19, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/21, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. 773-878-5552.

HOMAN SQUARE CAFE 3333 W. Arthington: Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Nanette Frank & Kevin Chandler, DJ PJ Willis. 773-544-4595 or 312-583-9597.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 10/14, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa with the Jackie Allen Trio. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 10/14, Alec Ramsdell with Brian Dibblee & Todd Margasak. 773-935-2118.

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 10/12 through Sun 10/14, Danilo Perez Quintet. Mon 10/15, 8 and 10 PM, Hod O'Brien Trio (see Critic's Choice). Tue 10/16 through Sun 10/21, Steve Turre Quintet. 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. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Ken Chaney. Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 10/12, 10 PM, John Goldman Trio. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs?" with Denise La Grassa, Neal Alger, David Pavkovic & Matt Thompson. Wed 10/17, 8 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotta. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Gingi Lahera, Bradley Williams & Marc Smith. 773-348-7592.

LA LUCE 1393 W. Lake: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Ivory Pittman & the Individual Artist. 312-850-1900.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Music at 6 PM. Sun 10/14, Ikkyu. 773-252-1639.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-649-5874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Sun 10/14, 10 PM, West of Rome, Equinox 5. 773-871-3757.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM nightly. 630-543-1010.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Thu 10/18, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Roz Ellington. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Two for Brazil. Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Wed 10/17, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 630-446-4001.

MISKA'S 3205 N. Leavitt: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-935-5373.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sun 10/14, 8:30 PM, Jason Jemian & Tim Daisy, Unstable Ensemble. Thu 10/18, 10 PM, Matt Weston, Compressions. Fri 10/19, 10 PM, Joe Foster with Jean-Paul Jenkins & Bryan Eubanks. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show. Fri 10/19, 9:30 PM, Lisa Lauren. 847-869-0450.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Josh Quinlan. 773-743-3355.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Mark Stevens. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 10/12, 6:30 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Dee Alexander. Sat 10/13, 9 PM, Ken Chaney Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Urban Twist. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 10/17, 8:30 PM, Jeremy Kahn Trio. Thu 10/18, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 10/19, 6:30 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Sat 10/20, 9 PM, Von Freeman Quartet. 773-472-1000.

THE ROOM 5900 N. Broadway: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Gloria Shannon. 773-989-7666.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet performs music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 10/20, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-264-0634.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays, 6:30-9:30 PM, John Jeffrey. Sundays, 6-8:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Leonardo plays flamenco & Latin jazz. 630-832-9797.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 8 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/12, David Boykin's Expanse. Sat 10/13, Roscoe Mitchell Trio with Fred Anderson. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 10/18, Nicole Mitchell Trio. Fri 10/19, Damon Short Quartet. Sat 10/20, Frode Gjerstad Ensemble. 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, 6:30 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 10/13 and Sat 10/20, Francine Griffin. 773-404-4555.

VIVA JAVA 1147 W. Granville: Sundays, 4 PM, Ikkyu. 773-274-8040.

international

concerts

GUILLERMO ANDERSON performs Honduran garifuna rhythm. Wed 10/17, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FREDDY C. Free Latin/Caribbean music concert. Sat 10/13, 3 PM, Rogers Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark. 312-744-0156.

VICENTE & ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ Sat 10/20, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

PHENIX, MONA perform at the Dank Fox Valley Oktoberfest. Sat 10/20, 6 PM, Indian Lakes Resort, 250 W. Schick, Bloomingdale. 630-830-9120.

COLLEEN SPRINGER performs Latin American music on guitar. Mon 10/15, 6:30 PM, Logan Square branch, Chicago Public Library, 3255 W. Altgeld. 312-744-5295.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Free Andean music concert. Fri 10/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

international

clubs

BLACK FOREST 8840 Waukegan, Morton Grove: Saturdays, 6 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 847-965-3113.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Sundays, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, salsa music and dancing. Thursdays, 8 PM, Bandoleros. 312-475-9800.

CAFE RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 773-276-5762.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/20, Casolando, Karma Sutra. 773-384-2547.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/19 and Sat 10/20, 9 PM, and Sun 10/21, 8 PM, Mezcla. 773-465-8005.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Joe spins African music. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/12, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 10/13, 10 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM). Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Angel Melendez y su Orquesta, DJ El Papichulo (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Flamenco de la Mision. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sundays, noon-2 PM, flamenco guitarist Eugenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

MI FAMILIA 1931 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and rock en espa–ol. 773-297-3178.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and bachata. 312-427-2572.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Lugo Rosado & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 312-427-2572.

LA PE„A 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-736-9498.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Cuban restaurant with live music. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Hector Silviera y Su Orquesta. Sundays, 6 PM, Cesar Fuentes. Thursdays, 7 PM, Mellina. 773-509-9332.

TANGO SUR 3763 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Argentine pianist Mauro Frosio plays tango. 773-477-5466.

classical

AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM presents music of Chicago-area composers in a free outdoor concert (Axelrod, La Spata, Misurell-Mitchell, Rusche, McFerron, Mortensen, Wahlback, Bacos, Koykkar). Sun 10/14, 2 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-922-6311.

KATHLEEN BATTLE soprano. Fri 10/12, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

JULIA BENTLEY AND PHILLIP MOREHEAD mezzo-soprano and piano, with string quartet (Mozart, Chausson, Grier). Sun 10/14, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

BOLTON HILL TRIO (Stravinsky, Copland, and others). Sun 10/21, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

MICHAEL BURRITT percussion, with percussionist Frederick Selvaggio (Piazzolla, Schwantner, Xenakis, Burritt). Tue 10/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CANTANTE OF CHICAGO Benjamin Rivera conducts an a cappella concert. Sun 10/21, 7:30 PM, Lutheran Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. 773-539-3018.

PAWEL CHECINSKI AND KATARZYNA MARZEC perform piano music of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Fri 10/12, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 773-539-4900 or 773-508-7040.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS AND LAKE FOREST LYRICA Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS WIND ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Hailstork, Dvorak, Schwantner, Dello Joio). Mon 10/15, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Lara Webber, conductor, with the Johnny Frigo Quartet (Bernstein, Wells, Beethoven). Sun 10/14, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Wed 10/17, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681, ext. 1.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 10/12, 1:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano, with soprano Elizabeth Connell (Mundry, Wagner). Sat 10/13 and Tue 10/16, 6 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Waltraud Meier, tenor Christian Franz, mezzo-soprano Nadja Michael, baritone Andreas Schmidt, bass John Tomlinson, and men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Wagner, Tristan and Isolde). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor (Ravel, Szymanowski, Griffes, Sibelius). Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

DA CORNETO OPERA (Verdi, I Lombardi). Sun 10/14, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-662-2694.

GARRETT DAHM guitar (Albeniz, Bach, Carulli, Domeniconi, Sanz, Sor, Tarrega, York). Sun 10/21, 3 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONCERT BAND James Kull, conductor (Holst, Grainger, Jacob, Sparke, and others). Wed 10/17, 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor (Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Liadov). Sun 10/13, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA and others perform music of Salvatore Sciarrino in a free concert. See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS with violinists Marilyn Shonfeld, Francine Sherman, Deborah Sherman, and David Taylor (Vivaldi, Schubert, Beethoven). Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 10/16, 7 PM, new-music program featuring vocalist Jennifer Walshe, violinist Jon Chen, multiinstrumentalist Julia Miller, and violist Staci Spencer. 312-362-9707.

EVGENY KISSIN piano (Bach/Busoni, Schumann, Mussorgsky). Sun 10/21, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHORUS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Kirk-Evan Billet and Rami Levin, conductors (Purcell, Mersenne, Mozart, and others). Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5170.

LEKAS TRIO (Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert). Tue 10/16, 7:30 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1218 W. Addison. 773-719-1938.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with violinist Albert Igolnikov (Mozart, Levinson, Tchaikovsky, Arensky). Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

LIRA ENSEMBLE with pianist Pawel Checinski (Paderewski, Chopin). Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5400 N. Saint Louis. 773-539-4900.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 10/12 and Mon 10/15, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/21, 2 PM, Richard Buckley, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Weill, Street Scene). See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/13, 7:30 PM, Wed 10/17, 2 PM, and Sat 10/20, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming, tenor Ben Heppner, and baritone Lucio Gallo (Verdi, Otello). 312-332-2244.

NATALIE AND STEPHANIE MANN sopranos (Schumann, R. Strauss, Berg, Brahms). Fri 10/19, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

ADAM NEIMAN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Sun 10/14, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianist Andreas Klein (Beethoven, Smetana, Bavicchi). Fri 10/12 and Sat 10/13, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW YORK PHILOMUSICA (Beethoven, Olivero, Mozart, Spohr). Sun 10/14, 3 PM, auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

SUSAN NIGRO contrabassoon, in a free recital. Thu 10/18, 8 PM, McCormick Recital Hall, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with violinist Charles Pikler (Mendelssohn, Glazunov). Sun 10/14, 4 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with jazz trumpeter Bobby Lewis in a pops concert (Bernstein, R. Strauss, Grofe, Craft, and others). Sat 10/13, 8 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT II features pianists Amy Dissanayake, Matt Long, and Steffen Schleiermacher and the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo (Feldman, Cage, Rakowski, Sciarrino, Kurtag). Wed 10/17, 7 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE (Britten, Wagner, Maslanka, Fillmore, Godfrey). Fri 10/12, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

JEFFREY PANKO piano, in a free concert (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy). Sat 10/13, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

GEORGE RADOSAVLJEVIC piano (Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Liszt). Sun 10/14, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS (Mozart, Bartok, Brahms, Schoenberg/J. Strauss). Sun 10/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-4883.

ST. CHRYSOStOM'S CHURCH CHOIR Richard Hoskins, conductor, with organists Roger Stanley and James Brown (Durufle, Bach, Locklear). Sun 10/14, 3 PM, St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. 312-944-1083.

ST. LUKE CHOIR OF MEN AND BOYS in a religious service. Thu 10/18, 7:30 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

DOUGLAS SCHNEIDER organ (Bach, Couperin, Widor, Dupre). Fri 10/12, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI (Attey, Danyel, Monteverdi, Caccini, Frescobaldi). Sun 10/21, 2 PM, St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. 312-944-1083, ext. 19.

JEFFREY STRAUSS AND DEBORAH SOBOL baritone and piano, in a free recital (Beethoven, Schubert, Barber, Copland). Tue 10/16, 5:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-377-0823 or 312-338-0804.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Paula Holcomb, conductor, with pianist David Leehey (Brahms, Shostakovich). Sun 10/14, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

TOKYO STRING QUARTET with violist Phillip Ying in an all-Brahms program. Fri 10/12, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

DALE VOELKER organ (Bach, Alain, Lefebure-Wely, Liszt). Thu 10/18, 7 PM, Herrick Chapel, Judson College, 1151 N. State, Elgin. 847-695-2500.

ANDREW VON OYEN piano (Haydn, Ligeti, Schubert, Schubert/Liszt, Stravinsky, Brahms). Fri 10/19, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ZURICH BOYS' CHOIR Alphons von Aarburg. Tue 10/16, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

fairs & festivals

ELI'S CHEESECAKE FESTIVAL Eli's Cheesecake World, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.: Sat 10/13, 9 AM-3 PM, and Sun 10/14, 10 AM-3 PM, Happiness Club & others. 773-736-3417.

HEINEKEN CLAMBAKE State and Walton: Fri 10/12, 6 PM, Javier Mendoza Band; 9 PM, Buckwheat Zydeco. Sat 10/13, 3 PM, Gumbo Head; 5 PM, Lurrie Bell; 7 PM, Cecilia; 9 PM, C.J. Chenier. 773-868-3010.

SCARECROW FESTIVAL Main and Randall, Saint Charles: Fri 10/12, 10:30 AM, Joel Frankel; 1 PM, Pat Surface; 2:30 PM, Festive Singers; 4 PM, Pan Go Steel Band; 7 PM, Sister Envy. Sat 10/13, 10:30 AM, Fox Valley Swedish Choir; 3 PM, Rhythm Revolution; 3:30 PM, Four Charms; 4 PM, Grupo Folklorico; 5 PM, Rhythm Revolution; 7 PM, Blooze Brothers, New Invaders. Sun 10/14, 1 PM, Bake House Players; 3 PM, Tencat; 4 PM, Route 66. 630-377-6161.

WINDY CITY LOST HARVEST FEST Lincoln Park, North and Lake Shore Dr.: Sat 10/13, noon, Laura Braun; 1 PM, Leroy Fix; 2 PM, I Decline; 3 PM, Ruck La-Rou; 4 PM, Blizzard of Ozz; 5 PM, Milk Plow; 6 PM, Los Marijuanos; 7 PM, Slitheryn; 8 PM, Gel Heads. Sun 10/14, noon, Sabrina; 1 PM, Subconscious Collective; 2 PM, Tension Wire; 3 PM, Lorenzo Goetz; 4 PM, Lucius Warbaby; 5 PM, Speargrass; 6 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 7 PM, Old #8; 8 PM, Wolcott. 708-795-1146 or 773-381-9330.

miscellaneous

DAHUI, JUDY PIAZZA & BENDIRA, BLISS GYPSIES, EDWINA LEE TYLER & GABRIELLE SCHAVRAN Percussion concert and drum circle. Sun 10/14, noon, auditorium, St. Gregory High School, 1677 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-907-2106.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 10/21, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Switchback. 773-878-5552.

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY DJs spin swing, Latin, and ballroom dance music. Sat 10/20, 8 PM, Chicago Dance Studio, 3660 W. Irving Park. 773-267-3411.

ROBERT MIRABAL Native American music concert. Sun 10/21, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 10/16, Zurich Boy's Choir. 312-346-3278.

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