TRG Music Listings 

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

TRENT CARLINI performs "Elvis: From Hollywood to Memphis." Sat 1/5, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

AL CARVER BAND Free concert. Fri 1/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

THOMAS CHRISTENSEN plays piano to accompany Oscar Micheaux's film Within Our Gates. Sun 1/6, 7 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8359 or 773-702-7999.

FAMILY TREE with Daily Plannet, Iomos Marad, and Mr. Greenweedz, as part of the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 1/4, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

FLOCK OF THE TAINTED CHICKEN 2001 with Brad Norman, Rocky Galati, Sybil Dorito, Genral Patton & His Privates, Joanna Clinton, Alison Kenady, Nancy Connelly, Greg Steele, Mark Buerschaper, Turkies Dunn, Jack Crowfoot, Chicago Typewriter, Better Boyfriends, Es-Mas, Scrotum Pole, Heidi Howe & Jason Braun; no cover. Sun 1/13, 2 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL & CHUCK KNOPP Free admission. Sun 1/13, 2 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 841 Graceland, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

KELLY KESSLER & THE WICHITA SHUT-INS WITH LAWRENCE PETERS Free concert. Fri 1/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

WILLY PORTER, ALICE PEACOCK Fri 1/11, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

A SPACE IDIOCY HOUSE PARTY Bands perform in the basement and in the attic (last bands perform at 1 AM): Electric Medicine, Jack Crowfoot, Tension Wire, Noah Schroer, Super Christ, Laura Braun, Sybil Dorito, Genral Patton, Greg Nelson, Nancy Connelly, Bonfire Mechanics, Jim Musker, Herman Fritz, Growth Ltd., Brother George, Mimik, and Krash. No cover. Sat 1/5, 8 PM, private residence, 3055 N. Kilpatrick. 708-795-1146.

JAY WARREN plays organ to accompany a program of silent films about race, including R.W. Phillips's Spying the Spy, Ebony Film Corporation's Two Knights of Vaudeville, and G.W. Bitzer's A Natural Born Gambler. Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8359 or 773-702-7999.

ZINCS Free concert. Fri 1/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 1/4, 9 PM, Post Office, Eva Hunter, Ten Ten, Geoff Beran, Mystery Van. Sat 1/5, 9 PM, J-200, Crooked County, Grant Kay Band. Fri 1/11, Beatnik Turtle, Dorian Taj, Thin Man. Sat 1/12, Cedarcase, Tristen, Churn, Hip Fetish. 773-478-4408.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nicholas Barron/Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. 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. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 1/4, the Bomb, Returnables, Zero to Nine, Deans. Sat 1/5, Fuse, Buck 50, Low Rent, Lobes. Sun 1/6, 8 PM, Dry County. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/8, Aries, Madahari. Wed 1/9, Loop Hole, Bunker Hill. Thu 1/10, Good Goddamns, Frantic Appetite. Fri 1/11, Starch Martins, Ruby Vileos. Sat 1/12, Porch Ghouls, Cripplers. Sun 1/13, Channel J. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Naked Oil Twister. Sat 1/5, Half Stachon, Missile, Introversion, Split-habit. 773-384-0043.

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

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Foam Rubber, Cavalcade of Ass. 708-535-4800.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/4, Speargrass. Sat 1/5, Carlos Ortega. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Fri 1/11, 1000 Vertical Feet, New Math. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/4, Transmission. Sat 1/5, New Love Designers. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 1/11, Entrinzic. Sat 1/12, Penny Dreadful. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/4, D'Zyre. Fri 1/11, Downtime. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 1/6, Barry Bennett, Leslie Hunt. Sun 1/13, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. 773-348-8536.

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.

CAFE MOZART 600 Davis, Evanston: Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Erick Rudiak. 847-492-8056.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/5, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. 773-384-2547.

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

CHICAGO SPORTS BAR & GRILL 227 W. Jackson: Fridays, 7 PM, Michael Charles (no cover). Thursdays, 6 PM, open mike hosted by Michael Charles. 312-427-2856.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 1/10, DJ Misa spins Britpop. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, open mike for music and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/10 with Damien Fosse, Corey Black). 773-907-3500.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/4, Chris Gilmartin, Hundo. Sat 1/5, Butter Side Down, Fazer, Trollies. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 1/11, Domestic Problems. Sat 1/12, Mr. Blotto. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Brain Rakes, Sister Child. Sat 1/5, Trippin' Billies, Push Down & Turn. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Schaffer Street, Roscoe Plush. Sat 1/12, Bliss 66, Julius Bragg. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 1/4, 10:30 PM, Infinity. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Schaffer Street, Bryter. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Sat 1/12, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Greta Clark; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 1/5, 8 PM, McKinley Carter. Sundays, 8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Thu 1/10, 8 PM, Dina Joy Byrd. Sat 1/12, 8 PM, McKinley Carter; 10:30 PM, Brian Lane Green. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe & Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/4, DJ Kevin. Sun 1/6, 9 PM, Return of the Few, DJs Mark & Pete spin R&B. Mon 1/7, DJ Delphine spins punk rock. Tue 1/8, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 1/9, Gentleman John Battles (Elvis tribute), DJs Jayson & Keith spin country & western. Thu 1/10, DJ John Almonte. Fri 1/11, DJ Mike Miller (Elvis tribute). 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Lucious Warbaby, Bunker Hill, 13 Flowers. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Trading Brains, Hypnofugue (see Spot Check), Jesus & the Devil, Janus. Wed 1/9, 9 PM, Jesters, Bondo, Plan 9. Thu 1/10, 9 PM, Kristin Shout, Stuart Davis, Gertrude. Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Trailer Hitch, Bitchy. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Walking Man, Giant Step, Houston, American Cosmonaut. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 1/4, Only Sons. Sat 1/5, Inzane Child. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/11, Alex & the Allstars. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 1/4, Friends of Pete, Paul Allodi. Sat 1/5, Then Again. Sun 1/6, Shawn Brown. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 1/9, Sweet Betty, Joe Bigsley. Fri 1/11, Voices. Sat 1/12, Rubber, Blackout. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/4, Segway, Jones Bridge Massacre, Drunken Monkeys, Jen Dainton. Sat 1/5, Bellsize, Red Elephant, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 1/7, Conscious Pool, Popfly. Tue 1/8, Othercide, Celestial Static. Wed 1/9, Junbug, Tom Slatter. Thu 1/10, Swimmer, Head Down. Fri 1/11, Fin, Synge, Shifties. Sat 1/12, Blue New World, Lyla Stone, Blue Marvin. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/5, SMG Allstars. Sat 1/12, V90. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/4, Von Bondies (see Spot Check), Soledad Brothers, Bible of the Devil. Sat 1/5, Happy Supply, Hentchmen (see Spot Check), Afflictions, Salome. Mon 1/7, 9:30 PM, Electric Automatic, Bleary, Jeff Ruffo & the Abandoned Silos. Thu 1/10, 9:30 PM, Def Harmonic (see Critic's Choice), Signaldrift, Wobblyhead DJs Old Man Malcolm & One-F. Fri 1/11, 9:30 PM, Bobby Conn, Cheer-Accident, Missing Tooth. Sat 1/12, Shiner, Del Rey, Doosu. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 1/5, Dough! Sat 1/12, Second Hand Poets. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 1/4, Amy Luetgert. Fri 1/11, Tom Van Dorn. 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 1/4, 6 PM, Fourth Rotor, Faultlines, Treason Brothers, Dead Steel Mill. Sat 1/5, 7 PM, Pillowmints, Dorks, Teenage Bottlerocket, Biscayne. Sun 1/6, 5 PM, Cougars, Blue Bottle, Hello Operator, Introversion, Konami Code. Mon 1/7, 6 PM, Showoff, Student Rick, Reunion Show. Wed 1/9, 8 PM, We Ragazzi, Denali, Pinebender. Thu 1/10, 6 PM, Rolemodels, Jinxpack, the Banned, Same Day Service. Fri 1/11, 6 PM, Division, August Premier, Nakatomi Plaza, Failure Design. Sat 1/12, 5 PM, Rambo, Sin Orden, Punch in the Face; 10 PM, Herc., Lozenge, Hamicks. Sun 1/13, 8 PM, Xthoughtstreamsx, the Storm. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, 9 PM, Bad Examples (see Spot Check). Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Wed 1/9, 8 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight" with Paula Ramsey, Plunging Necklines, Jenniphre Zias, and Olde Towne Cool with Joe Wright. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Kokapelli. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Wednesdays, 7 PM, "Verbatim Verboten" cabaret hosted by Kurt Kolar. 312-409-1887.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 1/4, Lazy Maybes. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jen Porter. Sun 1/6, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 1/7, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Randy Johnson & Beckie Menzie. Tue 1/8, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 1/9, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 1/10, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sun 1/13, 9 PM, benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Season of Concern with the National Touring Company of Les Miserables; 11 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/4, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/6 and Sun 1/13, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/7, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 1/8, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 1/9, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/10, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 1/11, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach (no cover). Wed 1/9, 9:30 PM, Slowjane (no cover). Thu 1/10, 9:30 PM, Fortediem. 773-871-4210.

GLENVIEW HOUSE 1843 Glenview, Glenview: Thu 1/10, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-724-7999.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/4, 9:30 PM, Rico. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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. Thu 1/10, Mabel Mabel. Fri 1/11, Waste, Team Rock-it, House Arrest. Sat 1/12, Mystechs, Pop Fiction, Michael Cummins. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: Tue 1/8, 7 PM, Elvis tribute concert with Irv Cass, Doug Church, Dennis Stella, and Jerome Marion. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Sat 1/5, 9:30 PM, Patty Elvis. Thu 1/10, 10 PM, Guilty, Simmering, Rico (benefit for the Caring Closet). Fri 1/11, 9:30 PM, Sweet Jane. Sat 1/12, 9:30 PM, Thunder Road. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/4, 9 PM, Rokko & the Hat Band. Sat 1/5, Karma Sutra. Sat 1/12, Ember Swift. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/11, 9 PM, "A Night of BS: An Evening with Barbra Streisand" tribute concert with John S. Connors, Seamus Harmey, Maureen O'Shea, Thax Douglas, and video screenings (benefit for P.L.A.Y.: Possibilities in Life, Art for Youth). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/4, 9 PM, Love Chaos Easy hosted by Dan Miles. 312-362-9707.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 1/9, Paul McKinney. Thu 1/10, Paul Allodi. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Planet Underground, Fracture, Before Today. Sat 1/5, Harmony Riley, Big Bang Music Theory, Emitter. Sun 1/6, Gregg Allman & friends, Robert Randolph & the Family Band. Wed 1/9, 8 PM, 5th annual "Elvis Birthday Spectacular" with Mark Hussman, Rick Saucedo, Michael Kennedy & the Exspence Account Show Band, Amy Hohimer, the Ann-Margrock Dancers, and Buzz Kilman. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Teena Marie. Sun 1/13, Lovage. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Mark Fullaflava. Sat 1/5, World Class Noise. Mon 1/7, Patsy Desanto. Tue 1/8, Fat Time. Thu 1/10, Andre Taylor. Fri 1/11, Marshall Titus. Sat 1/12, Truth. Sun 1/13, Sawa Band. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-389-7810.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/4, Mr. Blotto, Cryin' Souls. Sat 1/5, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 1/11, Generations, Decades. Sat 1/12, Swinging Love Hammers, Skinny, Pepper's Ghost. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Blue Magoo. Sat 1/5, Eric Howell & the Implants, Only Infinity, Feeding Five Thousand. Fri 1/11, 56 Hope Road, Dazy Head Mazy. Sat 1/12, Halfway Jane, Booda Velvets. 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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Sober Dozi, Donner Surprise Party, Dre Mana. Sun 1/6, 7:30 PM, Chris Greene & the New Perspective, Kevin Lee (no cover). Tue 1/8, 10 PM, Gouda (no cover). Wed 1/9, 9 PM, Tugboat, the Effect. Thu 1/10, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Goldstars, Nectarine Knockout. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Adam Wile, Gravey. Sun 1/13, 8 PM, Joe Armstrong Band, Al Rose & the Transcendos. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Unibrow, Star Period Star. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Anne Harris, Big Backyard. Wed 1/9, 8 PM, Motion to Fix; 9 PM, Stone, Nicholas Tremulis (no cover). Thu 1/10, 9 PM, Triple Process, Read Letter, Jupiter. Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Monkey Paw, the Shame, Glowbugs. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/5, Dollhouse. Sat 1/12, Cirrus Falcon. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/4, O'Briens. Sat 1/5, Cirrus Falcon. Fri 1/11, Roadhouse Dogs. Sat 1/12, Killer Stevens. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/4, 9 PM, Tub Ring, Kiss 'n' Ride, Kim, Volta Do Mar, Rollerdome. Sat 1/5, 6:30 PM, Five Pointe O, 36 Crazyfists, Nora. Wed 1/9, 7 PM, Black Jack Johnson Project (see Spot Check) with Dr. Know, Bernie Worrell, Mos Def, Will Calhoun, & Doug Wimbish. Fri 1/11, 6:30 PM, Family Tree with Mr. Greenweedz, Iomos Marad, Daily Plannet, Tone B. Nimble, One Man Army, Qwel & Meatyogre, Pacifics, DJ Precyse. Sat 1/12, 6:30 PM, Gravelbone, Leftsetter, Pound of Flesh, Swidden. Sun 1/13, 6:30 PM, Detachment Kit, Emily Shrine, Viza-Noir, Boy Lion. 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.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, 45s, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-259-9724.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/4, the Wave. Sat 1/5, Chaoled-Chaoled. Sun 1/6, Vesicant. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 1/10, Los Shut Up, Vessels, Conformists. Fri 1/11, Nelson Strange's Fuselage. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Studiotone, Bob's Yer Uncle. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, the Girls, Tom Atteberry. Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Moxy Blue. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Cells, Pistol Whipped, the Shiv, T Bag & Little Ritchie. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Amazing Kilowatts, Automatic Shoes. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Fat Time, Junbug. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 1/9, 8 PM, Garden Foundation, Sidewalk Skolaz, Skeletone, Nomadz, Farm Crew. Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Uniform, Big Hello, National Drag, Release the Kraken. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Left Setter, Blackmaker, Big Dumb Dick, Gelheads. 773-489-0011.

ORBIE'S INTERNATIONAL CAFE 525 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays, 9 PM, Barbie Doll Patton. 708-891-3900.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/5, Go-Go Devils, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Wed 1/9, Avocet. Thu 1/10, Turtlehead. Sat 1/12, Clown Boxers. Sun 1/13, 9 PM, Things Outside the Skin, Sealed in Silence. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thursdays, Turnstyles. Sat 1/12, Patty Elvis. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/5, Devlin & Dietel. Sat 1/12, Kimi Hayes. 847-622-8888.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Redline, Ming, Sidecar. Sat 1/5, Sixto, Taking Pictures, Clerics, Reagan National Crash Diet. Mon 1/7, Bruce Chie Affair, Staalemate, Ackro. Wed 1/9, Brockmeyers, First Grade Crush, the Explanation, Parr Five. Fri 1/11, Callaghan, Lynyrd's Innards, Nobs. Sat 1/12, Lupine, An Automotive, the Motion, Rules of Attraction. 773-248-3093.

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, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 1/4, Phonograph Scientists, Dirty MF & B No One, Lord Dubious & En Bi. Sat 1/5, Zamadoque Tarahun, Jaula, Descarga. Mondays, open mike. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen (see Spot Check), Mysteries of Life, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Honeydogs, Lax, Sara Osmer. Sun 1/6, 8 PM, Utah Carol, Puerto Muerto, Catfish Haven. Tue 1/8, 8 PM, Troubled Hubble, Sleeping at Last, Longitude, Bunkbed Nights. Wed 1/9, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Erie Street. Fri 1/11, 10:30 PM, Bare Jr., Danny Black's Healthy White Baby. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Waxwings, Elizabeth Elmore, Denali. Sun 1/13, 8 PM, Passalacqua Brothers, Fred Prellberg. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/5, White Noise. Sat 1/12, Smalls. 630-372-2900.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 1/4, Stunt Cat. Sat 1/5, Johnnie Somerset, DJs John Muhammad, Brian G., Allen & Martin Champion. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike and DJ-mix competition. Sat 1/12, Dan Darrah Band, Daily Bridge Club. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/12, Blizzard of Oz. 630-213-1006.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by the Polyrhythmic Arts Collective. 773-477-3400.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Toy Band. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 1/4, Dag Juhlin, Ruben Waters Loves You. Sat 1/5, Steve Thorngate, Ticklepenny Corner. Sun 1/6, 7 PM, Jim Loftus; 8 PM, Erick Rudiak; 9 PM, Travis Dow. Mon 1/7, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Kevin Spiegel & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 1/10, 9 PM, Jesse Tewson. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Earshot. Sat 1/5, Hope Kills Fear. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Duo. Sundays, 8 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/4, X-Side. Sat 1/5, Horizontal Motion. Fri 1/11, Desi Brothers. Sat 1/12, Deluxury. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/4, Flex Crew. Sat 1/5, Dansika, Dub Dis. Sun 1/6, Gizzae. Tue 1/8, Dub Dis. Wed 1/9, Carl Brown. Thu 1/10, Rico. Fri 1/11, Belize Breeze, Michael Black, Spiritual, Errol T. Sat 1/12, Stagalag, Rising Lion. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/4, Knee Deep Shag, Starcandy. Sat 1/5, Mobile Chicken Party Unit, Groovatron, Umbrella. Tue 1/8, Hello Dave. Wednesdays, Domestic Problems. Thu 1/10 and Fri 1/11, Fareed Haque Group. Sat 1/12, Old #8, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns. Sun 1/13, Pepper's Ghost. 773-929-1300.

dance

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: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays and 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 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, acid house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Dion. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam. Mondays, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, "women's night" with DJ Dion. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini spins progressive house. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 1/4, DJ Brian G., Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize, DJ Joe Buddha. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop, house, reggae, and trance. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 1/9, Sage, MC Blackeye, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thu 1/10, DJ Tom Windish spins electro. 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." Mondays, "House of Tut" drag night; DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wednesdays, DJs Mustafa Rocks & Jay Too spin hip-hop, disco, soul, and R&B. Thursdays, DJs John Styles & Phat Mike, Donnie Devoe. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Thursdays, DJ Orin. 773-384-0701.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, 9:30 PM Saturdays, 6 PM Sundays and Wednesdays, and 10 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-477-3661.

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. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. 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. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Victor Rocha & Mike Pierce, DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ Lee spins drum 'n' bass. Tuesdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on weekends. Fridays, Neural Intoxications and Soulamytes. Saturdays, Citron. Sundays, DJ Vic Lavender. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs spin new wave, industrial, and electronica 9:30 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, DJ Richard. Thursdays, DJ Danny. 773-878-8241.

CLUB NYX 311 S. Halsted: Wednesdays, 9 PM, "International Nite" DJs Tony T., Red Lox, Mar, and Con spin bhangra and music from Europe, South America, South Asia, and the Middle East. 312-993-0933.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 312-397-0600.

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 Thurdays and 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. Fridays, John Curley & Chad Sommer, Hiroki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels. Fridays, DJs Twilite Tone, Vince Lawrence, Jason Christopher & Wayne Williams. Saturdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Mark Fuller, Vaughn Woods, Jay Too, D-Double, Legacy, Steele. Sundays, DJ Word & Mustafa Rocks. Thursdays, Eddie Mills, DJ Sheldon spins hip-hop, R&B, and reggae, DJ Question spins jazz and R&B. 312-751-2900.

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, 7-10 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sun 1/13, DJ John Corbett. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7:30 PM-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-1 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin. 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.

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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Desire (dance performance). Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Cedric, Flipside, Wayne Williams & Vince Lawrence. 312-587-8469.

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

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. 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 house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno 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. Fridays and Saturdays, 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. Sat 1/5, DJ Kidd. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Cache 22, Shon Dervis & Shaky Shawun spin funk, soul, old school, and R&B (no cover). Sundays, "Miles Ahead" with DJ Luke Finn. 773-772-3355.

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

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, Derrick Wize spins house. Saturdays, DJ Troy spins hip-hop and dance. Mondays, "alt.mondays" with DJ Gene Lopez. Tuesdays, Uncle's Living Room (metal night). Wednesdays, Bartender's Choice. Thursdays, Leddie Garcia, DJ Gene Lopez. 773-477-6513.

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 until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM. 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, DJ $#&@!. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

NIKEETA'S 633 E. Sibley, Dolton: 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, punk, rock, drum 'n' bass, and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Alo spins hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, DJ Form. Thursdays, DJ Cirrhosis. 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). Wednesdays, DJ El Papichulo & DJ Lugo Rosado. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 1/4, DJs Mood & Lady D. Saturdays, DJs Mood & Carvajal. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, DJs Mood & Oscar McMillan. 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. Thursdays, Ralphi Rosario. 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, Lil' John. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego, Dave Britton & Psycho Bitch. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 1/4, Nosmo, Sativa, Christopher Robin, Tim Shumaker, Diz, Heather Doble. Sat 1/5, John Curley, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, Frique & Majid. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. 312-733-6699.

RHYTHMATIC 6007 W. Grand: Fridays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJs Wreck, Big Boy Garcia, Exta-C & Loki. 773-514-2253.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thu 1/10, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with DJ Dissolvent, Gabriel Palomo, Xsentrx. 312-738-9971.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Sundays and Wednesdays, DJ Khaaliq & DJ Papa G spin hip-hop, reggae, deep house, and R&B. 312-733-6577.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Fridays, 7-10 PM, DJ INC spins soul, funk, and disco; 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 7 PM-7 AM, DJs Justin Long & Sativa spin house. Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs Lee Collins & Sadar spin disco & house; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell & Shon Dervis spin hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul. Tuesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty spin house. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJ Hiroki spins house, hip-hop, and progressive. Thursdays, 11:30 PM-4 AM, DJ David Balquiedra spins soulful house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Sat 1/5, Casper, DJ Ryn. Mondays, "Abstract Sessions" with DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth, ethereal, and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and New York punk & new wave. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Fri 1/11, DJ Colette, Rees Urban. Sat 1/12, Justin Long, Shani. Sun 1/13, DJ Peretz, Alex Graham. 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 (no cover). 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.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Mellow Man; 10 PM-5 AM, dancehall and hip-hop night hosted by Kwesi. Saturdays, midnight-6 AM, DJs spin house. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ JC spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Joseph spins broken beat and nu jazz. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. Sundays, DJ J.B. spins reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Mass Transit. Sundays, RB & Ronny. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Springa. Wednesdays, DJ Mystr E. Thursdays, Doyonne & Gina Spandex spin goth. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. 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.

VENUE 738 N. Clark: Mondays, 10 PM, DJ EN Green spins trance and breaks. 312-932-0202.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Alex Perez, DJ Mercurio. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez. 847-969-1602.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Vince Adams & D-Double spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BRYAN BOWERS Sat 1/12, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

PHIL DUNAVAN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JOHN GORKA, MICHELLE BLOOM Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

PRISCILLA HERDMAN, ANNE HILLS, CINDY MANGSEN "Voices of Winter" concert. Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 1/4, 8 PM, Social Center, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035 or 630-833-3515.

LEE MURDOCK, FRIEDLANDER & HALL Annual "Hometown" concert. Sat 1/5, 7:30 PM, Kaneville Community Center, Main St. at Harter Rd., Kaneville. 630-557-2742.

OSBORNE BROTHERS perform bluegrass. Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 1/6, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 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.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 1/5, Dyed in the Wool. Fri 1/11, Brendan Loughrey. Sat 1/12, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-883-0304.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken-word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Gan Bua. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Branden Loughrey. Fri 1/11, Seams O'Kane. 630-941-7100.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Wed 1/9, 8 PM, Billy J. Ivers's Montrose Bluegrass Jam. 773-463-7663.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 1/6, 8 PM, Anish; 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Terry Farmer, Emily Pitcher, Noah Reid, Voodoo Pilot. 773-743-3355.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 1/8, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 1/6, 8 PM, Utah Carol, Puerto Muerto, Catfish Haven. Thu 1/10, 9 PM, Kat Parsons, Michelle Cross. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

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 1/4, Dave Martin. Fri 1/11, Curtis & Loretta. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

TAJ MAHAL, ERIC LUGOSCH Sat 1/12, 7 and 10 PM, and Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Sat 1/5, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Eddy Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Sat 1/5, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 1/8, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wed 1/9, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, 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 1/4, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sat 1/5, Kinsey Report. Sun 1/6, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 1/7, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/8, Lindsey Alexander. Wed 1/9, Pistol Pete. Thu 1/10, John Primer & the Real Deal. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 1/13, Jimmy Burns. 773-528-1012.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue (no cover). Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Guy Smiley Blues Exchange. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/4, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Burns (sold out). Sat 1/5, Buddy Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (sold out). Sun 1/6, Buddy Guy, Willie Kent & the Gents. Thu 1/10, Buddy Guy, Phil Guy. Fri 1/11, Buddy Guy, Matthew Skoller (sold out). Sat 1/12, Buddy Guy, Nellie Travis (sold out). Sun 1/13, Buddy Guy, Joanna Connor. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/4, Rhythm Club. 773-384-2547.

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, Willie White. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/4, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/5, Sean Costello. Fri 1/11, Marty Sammon Band. Sat 1/12, Anthony Gomes Band. 630-513-0074.

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

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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-605-9900.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/12, Dave Weld. 815-356-9980.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/11, Eric McCabe/Brian Lupo Blues Band. 773-775-2848.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/4, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Liberty Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 1/5, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 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 1/11, Gloria Shannon Blues Band. 773-262-5767.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-767-4838.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/5, 9:30 PM, KAX Blues Band. Tue 1/8, 8:30 PM, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 1/12, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 1/4, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 1/5, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 1/8, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Wed 1/9, Maurice John Vaughn. Thu 1/10, Jimmy Burns. Fri 1/11, Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/12, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HUNT CLUB/ALGONQUIN ROADHOUSE 440 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin: Fri 1/11, 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-658-1700.

JERRY'S NITE LIFE 12303 S. Halsted: Fridays, 9 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-821-1427.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Masheen Co. Band. 708-547-1456.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, Vance Kelly, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Thu 1/10, Anthony Gomes (live radio broadcast). Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Byther Smith. 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.

LADY BLUE LOUNGE 2953 W. Madison: Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/5, JB Ritchie Power Blues Band (no cover). 773-871-3757.

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 1/5, Ken Saydak Band. 773-252-1155.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/4, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 1/8, Ken Saydak Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/5, Katherine Davis Trio. Fri 1/11, Ken Saydak Trio. 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 1/4 and Sat 1/5, Mississippi Heat. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 1/9, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Thu 1/10, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Eddy Clearwater. 773-645-5200.

RINGSIDE 1122 W. Devon, Elk Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/5, Howard & the White Boys. 847-895-9444.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising. Thursdays, Al Harris & the New Generation. 312-733-6577.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/4 and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 1/5, Ricky Allen (see Critic's Choice) with Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 1/11, Johnny B. Moore. Sat 1/12, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-342-0452.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/4, Elmo Bliss & the Truetones. Sat 1/5, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

KYLE ASCHE TRIO Free concert. Wed 1/9, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SY BOUNDS JAZZ CAFE Free in-store performance. Mon 1/7, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MAURICE BROWN Free concert. Tue 1/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 1/6, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ORBERT DAVIS Tribute to Miles Davis. Sun 1/13, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

KURT ELLING, AHMAD JAMAL Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PAULINHO GARCIA & JULIE KOIDIN Free in-store performance. Sat 1/12, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

PHIL MOSBERG QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sat 1/5, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

MICHAEL ZERANG percussion, and puppeteer Blair Thomas, perform 108 Ways to Nirvana: #12, #27, and #36. Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/4, noon, Franz Jackson, Wayne Jones, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/5, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Steve Sandner Quintet with Holly McGuire. 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 1/9, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 1/10, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 1/11, noon, Kim Cusak, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Bob Cousins; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/12, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fri 1/11, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

BACINO'S 2204 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steve Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 773-472-7400.

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 1/4 through Sun 1/6, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Thu 1/10 through Sun 1/13, Carmen Stokes. 312-751-2433.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). 773-348-3665.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 1/9, Scott Johnson Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

SPIRIT CAFE 131 Dundee, Buffalo Grove: Thursdays, 8 PM, Nick Tesker Quartet. 847-465-1526.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 1/5, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 1/4, 8 PM, Buddy Charles. Saturdays, 9 PM, Segue. Sun 1/6, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 1/11, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sun 1/13, 5 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Burdell. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, 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.

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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Scott Stenten. Sat 1/5, Eddie Harrison Jump Stars. 847-605-9900.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wed 1/9, David Boykin Expanse (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 1/5, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Sat 1/12, Jazz Vertigo. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 1/6, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Sun 1/13, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 1/4, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 1/5, Vincent, Allen, Howell. Wed 1/9, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Sat 1/12, Alejandro-Chris Neal Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 1/6, 8 PM, Peter Schwender Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 1/10, 9 PM, Jeannie Lambert Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 1/4, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chevere; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/5, 8 PM, Chevere; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/6, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 1/7, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 1/9, 9 PM, Kelly Brand Nextet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/11, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Paul Wertico Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Paul Wertico Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/13, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group. 773-878-5552.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Mondays, 9 PM, DJs spin swing dance music (preceded by dance lessons at 7 and 8 PM). 773-486-1512.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Wed 1/9, 8 PM, Phil Mosberg Quartet, Triage (see Critic's Choice). Thu 1/10, 8 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Julie Koidin. 312-362-9707.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with John Paris & Anthony Brock. 773-244-9191.

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 1/4 through Sun 1/6, Barry Harris Trio. Thu 1/10 through Sun 1/13, David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. 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: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, 8:30 PM, Doug Blake. 847-662-6090.

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

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, 200 N. Columbus: Tue 1/8, 4:30 PM, and Thu 1/10, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 1/9, 7 PM, Paul Jacki Trio. 630-446-4001.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thu 1/10, Dave Rempis/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Hamid Drake, Alec Ramsdell/Todd Margasak/Josh Abrams/Jerry Bryerton, Brian Dibblee. Fri 1/11, Jason Ajemian/Matt Bauder/Todd Margasak/Tim Daisy/Jason Adaisewicz/Dan Sylvester, Todd Munnik/Zoe Buck/Jason Adasiewicz/Tim Daisy, Jerry Bryerton. Sat 1/12, Matt Bauder/Jason Ajemian/Dan Sylvester, Andiamo, Jason Roebke. Sun 1/13, Aram Shelton/Matt Lux/Dave Pavkovic, EKG, Josh Abrams. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 1/9, 9 PM, the Ken & Jim Show with Larry Beers, Dave Onderdonk & Fred Simon. 847-869-0450.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/12, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Frank Catalano Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Don Stiernberg Quartet. 847-328-0399.

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.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 1/4, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 1/5, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Trio. Sun 1/6 and Sun 1/13, 8:30 PM, Russell Rowe Trio. Mon 1/7, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 1/9, 8:30 PM, Keli Briggs Allison Trio. Thu 1/10, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 1/11, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Sat 1/12, 9 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/4, Rankinfyle. Sat 1/5, Wallace Burton Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Wed 1/9, Peter Lerner Trio. Sat 1/12, Marshall Vente Trio. 847-266-1313.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 1/11, 9 PM, Family Style. 773-743-3355.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, guitarist Scott Stenten & His Group. 773-271-9944.

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

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Thursdays, 8 PM, Vince Green & 7th Avenue. 312-932-0006.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Kimberly Gordon Duo; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/4, Maurice Brown Quartet. Sat 1/5, Ari Brown Ensemble. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 1/10, Paul Steinbeck Trio. Fri 1/11, David Boykin Expanse (see Critic's Choice). Sat 1/12, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth 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.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thu 1/10 and Fri 1/11, Fareed Haque Group. 773-929-1300.

international

concerts

CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE AND LIRA SINGERS in a free concert of Mexican and Polish carols and hymns. Sun 1/6, 3 PM, Saint Symphorosa Church, 6135 S. Austin. 773-539-4900 or 773-539-4900.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES perform klezmer, Greek, Gypsy, Balkan, and Scandinavian music. Sat 1/12, 7 PM, Hemenway United Methodist Church, 933 Chicago, Evanston. 847-864-1022 or 847-864-9980.

international

clubs

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/5, 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orquesta (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM). Fri 1/11, 9 PM, Orquesta Latira. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thu 1/10, 8:30 PM, Angelique Kidjo. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. 773-481-2050.

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

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Thursdays, Ecuadoran vocalist Alex Silva. 773-736-9498.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mondays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz spins salsa (with dance lessons by Manny Lopez). 312-932-0006.

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

classical

ARS ANTIGUA Jerry Fuller conducts a free concert (Handel and others). Sat 1/12, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391.

BRIDGEPORT CHORAL SOCIETY in an "Epiphany concert." Sun 1/6, 4 PM, St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton. 312-822-1620.

CAVATINA DUO in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Piazzolla, Yague). Wed 1/9, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free Beethoven recital. Mon 1/7, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Peter Dabrowski, conductor, with contrabassoonist Susan Nigro in a free concert (Dittersdorf, J. Strauss, Muradian, Joplin, Sousa). Sun 1/6, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-4470, 312-922-5570, or 262-605-0274.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 1/10, 8 PM, Fri 1/11, 1:30 PM, and Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Antonio Pappano, conductor, with soprano Susan Chilcott (Haydn, Primosch, Shostakovich). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before performances. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER PLAYERS in a free recital (Mahler, R. Strauss, Franck). Sun 1/13, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 1/5, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with violinist Desiree Ruhstrat (Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Bruzdowicz). Sun 1/13, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

EMILY DAVIS, DAVID FIVECOATE, MARY DREWS, AND BARBARA SHEPHERD flute, saxophone, and pianos, in a free concert (Satie, Dubois, Koechlin, Messiaen, Faure). Fri 1/11, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

INNA FALIKS piano. Sun 1/6, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

ELAINE FELDER, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, AND DAVID CUNLIFFE piano, violin, and cello, in a free concert (Saint-Saens, Faure, Ravel). Mon 1/7, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor (Shostakovich, Respighi, Mozart). Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Bach, Cage, Reich, Calianno, Reminick, Ruo). Sun 1/6, 7 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6251 or 312-285-6251.

PAUL JACOBS performs organ music of Messiaen in a free recital. Fri 1/11, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianists Stephen and Frieda Manes in a program of French music (Saint-Saens, Poulenc, Debussy, Franck). Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

MARY LE GERE AND RICHARD GERSTEN soprano and tenor, in a "holiday concert to close the Christmas season." Sun 1/6, 4 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with pianist Inna Faliks in a free concert (Shostakovich, Dvorak, Penderecki). Sun 1/13, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 1/4, Mon 1/7, and Sat 1/12, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel). 312-332-2244.

BARBARA ANN MARTIN, EMILY DAVIS, GILDA BARSTON, FRANK WINKLER, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN soprano, flute, cello, and pianos, in a free concert (Poulenc, Ravel). Wed 1/9, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NORTHTOWN COMMUNITY CHOIR AND ST. JAMES CHURCH CHOIR perform Renaissance music in a "Twelfth Night Madrigal Dinner." Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, 7 PM, St. James Presbyterian Church, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Ligeti, Beethoven). Sun 1/13, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

SHARON RICH PETERSON piano (Grieg, Sinding, Stenhammar, Kuula, Gade, Leifs). Fri 1/4, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729 or 312-787-4570.

PRESSENDA CHAMBER PLAYERS (Wolf, Dvorak, Schubert). Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ROMEROS guitar ensemble (Telemann, D. Scarlatti, Morel, Falla, Gimenez). Thu 1/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DAVID SCHRADER harpsichord, performs Bach's Goldberg Variations. Sun 1/13, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with saxophonist Ashu Kejariwal, cellist Ashley Garritson, and pianist Maria Stamas (Dvorak, Ibert, Shostakovich, Saint-Saens, Sibelius). Sun 1/13, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

JOSEPH URBINATO, FREDEREICK L. HEMKE, BARBARA BUTLER, CHARLES GEYER, JAMES SMELSER, AND GAIL WILLIAMS bassoon, saxophone, trumpets, and French horns, with others (Austin, Hindemith, Plog, Harbison, Boehme). Sun 1/13, 7:30 PM (with preconcert presentation at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free recital. Fri 1/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

VERMEER QUARTET with violist Rami Solomonow, cellist Christopher Costanza, and pianist Andrea Swan (Beethoven, Bartok, Brahms). Fri 1/11, 7:30 PM, (with preconcert presentation at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Sat 1/5, 12:30-5:30 PM, and Sun 1/6, 9 AM-5:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

VICKI WU mezzo-soprano, in a free concert. Tue 1/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

YES IS A WORLD: A CONCERT FOR PEACE featuring pianists Ted Hearne, Gary Geiger and Jason Moy, soprano Nythia Rivera, mezzo-soprano Karen Jesse, jazz singer Nellie McKay, bassoonist Jordana Elliott, guitarist Taylor Levine (Bach, Brouwer, Janowsky, Hearne, Menotti, PŠrt, Praetorius, Schoenberg, Stambaugh, Tarrega, T. Wagner, and others). Benefit for OxFam International. Fri 1/4, 7:30 PM, All Saints Episcopal Church, 4550 N. Hermitage. 773-275-1001.

JULIA ZATSARINSKAYA AND SIN YUIN PANG perform duo piano music of Brahms in a free recital. Thu 1/10, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

miscellaneous

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/6, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Marc Smith & the Band. 773-878-5552.

TAJ MAHAL Children's concert. Sun 1/13, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NEW BUDAPEST ORPHEUM SOCIETY performs "parodies that circulated in the streets of Vienna during the era of artistic greatness and decay, political and Zionist songs, and Jewish cabaret songs." See Critic's Choice. Sun 1/6, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-442-4636.

DAVE RUDOLPH Children's concert. Sat 1/12, 1 and 3 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Wed 1/9, Broadway Bound Dance Ensemble. Thu 1/10, Chicago Boys' Choir. Fri 1/11, Chicago Mission of Performing Arts performs Korean music and dance. 312-346-3278.

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