TRG Music Listings 

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AIR SUPPLY Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ANTJE Free concert. Sat 2/15, 6 PM, Art Gallery Kafe, 1907 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-2351.

LISA ASHER, JUDY BARNETT, ANNA BERGMAN, DINA JOY BYRD, BRIAN DELORENZO, NAN MASON, AUDREY MORRIS, DENISE PERRIER, JULIE REYBURN, JEANNE SCHERKENBACH, BOBBI WILSYN perform as part of the Chicago Cabaret Convention (see sidebar for full schedule). Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PATRICIA BARBER, JOHNNY FRIGO QUARTET Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

MICHELLE LEE BRADLEY Free concert. Fri 2/14, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

JOYCE BREACH, JENNIFER CHADA, MARK COFFIN, BJ CROSBY, JOAN CURTO, NATALIE DOUGLAS, COLLEEN McHUGH, BECKIE MENZIE, TOM MICHAEL, PATTY MORABITO, KAREN OBERLIN, GEORGA OSBORNE, JOHNNY RODGERS, SPIDER SALOFF, DARYL SHERMAN perform as part of the Chicago Cabaret Convention (see sidebar for full schedule). Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JIM BUCKNER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free in-store performance. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

THE BUSINESS, LIL' BRENDA & THE MIDNITE WALKERS Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 773-247-0200.

CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 22nd annual awards ceremony with performances by Von Freeman, Eddy Clearwater, Bandoleros, Vi3, Carl Wright, FZ4, Jimmy Damon, Gizzae, and others. Sat 2/8, 8 PM (with reception at 7 PM), Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 W. Wacker. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

PHIL CIRCLE Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3232 Lake, Wilmette. 847-256-3220.

COASTERS, DRIFTERS, PLATTERS Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

ROBB DRINKWATER, UNCLE WOODY SULLENDER, DIMA STRAKOVSKY perform as part of the "Decomposure at Deadtech" series. Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

JAMES PATRICK DUNNE, BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN, ALLAN DENNIS RICH Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO STRING QUARTET, KELLY HOGAN Fri 2/14, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FIRST FRIDAY features a song circle, songwriters' exchange, classical music exchange, student open mike, and performance by Mystery Train. Fri 2/7, 6:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVE FRISHBERG, JUDY ROBERTS See Critic's Choice; free concert. Thu 2/13, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FROU FROU Free in-store performance. Sat 2/8, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

FUNKADESI Sat 2/8, 4 PM (children's concert) and 7 PM (all-ages), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVID GRAY, RACHEL YAMAGATA Fri 2/7, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

ALEJANDRA GUZMAN, ALEKS SYNTEK All-ages. Fri 2/14, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-879-9111 or 312-559-1212.

TOM HENRY Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL performs "A Valentine From Paris." Sat 2/15 and Sun 2/16, 5:30 PM, Center of Palos Park, 13100 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park. 708-361-3650.

ISLEY BROTHERS Fri 2/14, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

CORY JAMISON Free concert. Thu 2/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JARS OF CLAY, CAEDMON'S CALL, RANDALL GOODGAME Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Athletic Center, Benedictine University, 5700 College, Lisle. 630-833-3733.

JR & THE MUDCATS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

KARMA SUTRA performs as part of the MCA's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 2/7, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

JORMA KAUKONEN & BLUE COUNTRY, RUTHIE FOSTER Sat 2/15, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LOST & FOUND Fri 2/14, 7 PM, north gym, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3188.

ANDREA MARCOVICCI performs "So in Love: The Songs of Cole Porter" as part of the Chicago Cabaret Convention (see sidebar for full schedule). Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MATTER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

NERISSA & KATRYNA NIELDS, DAVE SILLS Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NOBLE FOOL CABARET CONCERT Free admission. Fri 2/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

OK GO Free in-store performance. Thu 2/13, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

GEORGA OSBORNE Free admission. Sat 2/15, 11:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

POI DOG PONDERING 18 & over. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PRESSTAPES, RNR, COOPER & EMILY, HITCHED & OTHERS Free admission. Sat 2/8, 8 PM, TexasSpace, 3012 S. Archer. 773-852-9932.

PRETENDERS, ALL MIGHTY SENATORS Sold out. Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

ABE QUIGLEY Free in-store performance. Sun 2/9, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

CHRIS ROBINSON & THE NEW EARTH MUD All-ages. Thu 2/13, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DEBORAH ROSS Free concert. Mon 2/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DARYL SHERMAN Free concert. Sun 2/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVE SHWATAL Free in-store performance. Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

3 DOORS DOWN, THEORY OF A DEADMAN All-ages. Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

BEN VEREEN Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

PAUL WELLER, SUPERDRAG All-ages. Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & GINGI LAHERA WITH DAN DELORENZO Free admission. Tue 2/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JULIE WILSON, KT SULLIVAN, DAVID STALLER, CRAIG RUBANO, ANIKA NONI ROSE, SYLVIA McNAIR, SHELLEY MAC ARTHUR, CORY JAMISON, JEFF HARNAR, RITA GARDNER, BARBARA CARROLL, CHRIS CALLOWAY, ALEXANDRA BILLINGS perform as part of the Chicago Cabaret Convention (see sidebar for full schedule). Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Empire Room, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-726-7500.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Luna, Slumber Party (see Spot Check; 18 & over; sold out). Sat 2/8, 10 PM, KPOWW, the Clap, Pilot Scott Tracy, Royal We, Prime. Thu 2/13, 9 PM, Tim Easton (see Spot Check), Cordero, Angie Mead. Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Apples in Stereo, Oranger, Young People. Sat 2/15, Dave Davies, Epicycle, Green. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Julian "Jumpin'" Perez. Saturdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. Sundays, DJ Double J. Thursdays, DJ Mike Z. 847-397-3100.

ANN SATHER 929 W. Belmont: Restaurant. Mon 2/10, 9 PM, John Herrera with bassist Tom Mendel & pianist Rick Snyder. 773-743-3591.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/8, Yabba Griffith & Traxx. Wednesdays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi & Don Maloney. Sat 2/15, Jack Straw. 847-381-8585.

BARRINGTON COUNTRY BISTRO 700 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington: Fri 2/14, 6-9 PM, Claudia Hommel with accordionist Don White. 847-842-1300.

THE BASSMENT 6057 N. California: Sundays, 4-7 PM, open mike for turntables, spoken word, and poetry. 773-764-2277.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 2/7, Whiskey Kitchen, Chlorine, Hillbilly Winos. Sat 2/8, Tux, Majors Junction, Peel, Cameron McGill. Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Ben Hollis & Tim Tobias, Dayna Malow. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/11, the Spring, Madcap Theatre. Wed 2/12, Palaxy Tracks, Love Scene, Saturday Nights. Thu 2/13, Mudtoys, Big Buildings. Fri 2/14, Viva L'American Deathray, Thee Shams, Audreys. Sat 2/15, Humpback Wail, Filament Circus Sound. Sun 2/16, Matthew. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Neotribe, Dumpstar, Wookie Hangover. Sat 2/8, Trading Brains, Unique Chique, Aerosol Halo. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. Thu 2/13, Stroller. Fri 2/14, Joe Dizillo. Sat 2/15, Wonderloaf, Conglomatron, Alora, Silt. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: Sun 2/9, 9 PM, Powerknobs, Distortion Sunday, Sweatergirl, Vacation Bible School. 773-235-9100.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Fridays, 3-7 PM, and Saturdays, 1-5 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Pickle & Company. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, the Captain spins rock. 773-384-0701.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 2/16, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Amazing Kill-o-Watts, Rock Star Club, Team Rockit, Reactavox. Sat 2/8, 6 PM, Garden of Dreams, Shadow Tribe, Rachel's Surrender (all-ages); 10 PM, Go Novas, Plura, the Motion. Sun 2/9, DJ Christian Webb. Wednesdays, Audium Trio. Thu 2/13, Bound to Change, Secondseed, Yer Mother's Lover. Fri 2/14, 6 PM, Split Habit, Swizzle Tree, Grasshopper Takeover, Sketchmiddle (all-ages); 11 PM, Godspeaks, Safes. Sat 2/15, Leftsetter, Euforeum, Dye the Sky. Sun 2/16, Smell the Love. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/7, Raq. Sat 2/8, Lotus. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 2/13, Andrew Calhoun. Fri 2/14, Groovatron. Sat 2/15, Sweet Potato Project, Nine Miles. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 2/7, 7 PM, Tim Nolan (no cover). Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 2/14, 7 PM, G'tar Man Dave (no cover). 847-550-1127.

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 2/14, 8 PM, open mike. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJs Pat B., Mike G. & Rockstar. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/7, Jake & the Moneymakers. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/8, Avocet, Satellite 66, Archeology. 312-922-6392.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Sat 2/15, 7 PM, David & Marian. 847-835-3320.

CARIBOU COFFEE 1647 Algonguin, Rolling Meadows: Cafe with music at 8 PM. Sat 2/8, Sweet Logic. Fri 2/14, Bullets. 847-734-1007.

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

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Wed 2/12, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, DJ Carrie Monster. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, One Voice open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Shockwave spins reggae. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/7, Pala & Squai. Sat 2/8, Dirtbox Racers, Redneck Exorcists, Southside Orphans. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 2/8, Moods. Sat 2/15, JP & the Cats. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews Band tribute). Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Statik. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 2/14, 9:30 PM, From Zero, Blank Theory, Pimps. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/7, Mike & Joe. Sat 2/8, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 2/14, Love Monkeys. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Grant Robbin performs "The Palette of My Life"; 10:30 PM, Tricia Grennan with George Howe. Sat 2/8, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers performs "Pop Psychology"; 10:30 PM, Sharon Carlson (see Critic's Choice). Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble with Jeannie Lambert performs "The Night Life." Mon 2/10, 8 PM, Jillian Gabrielle. Wed 2/12, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson (see Critic's Choice). Thu 2/13, 8 PM, "Across a Crowded Room" with Cory Jamison, Joan Curto, Tom Michael, and Dan Stetzel. Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Grant Robbin performs "The Palette of My Life"; 10:30 PM, Tony Rogers performs "Pop Psychology." Sat 2/15, 5 PM, Colleen McHugh; 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers performs "Pop Psychology"; 11 PM, Craig Rubano performs "Finishing the Act: Act One Finales From Broadway." Sun 2/16, 3 PM, Lisa Asher; 5 PM, Julie Wilson; 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble with Jeannie Lambert performs "The Night Life.". 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Ed Vantage & Johnny Price. Tuesdays, DJ Johnny Price spins breakbeat. Wednesdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 2/9, DJ Lexi. Mon 2/10, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 2/11, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 2/12, DJ Jayson spins country & western; DJs Jim & Robert (upstairs). Thu 2/13, DJ John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Long Beach Short Bus, Monster Trux. Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Giant Step, 12 Rods (see Spot Check), Phistine Verona. Sun 2/9, 9 PM, Pissbucket, the Lust, Last Vegas, American Cosmonaut, Lucius Warbaby, Dummy, Saraphine, Odd Trio, DJ VNLO. Tue 2/11, 9 PM, Life Without, Greenwheel, Revis, Swizzle Tree. Wed 2/12, 9 PM, Two Ton Levy, Skywind, Seven Day Run, Simple Frustration. Thu 2/13, 9 PM, Dead Prez (see Critic's Choice), Killer Mike, Youngbloodz. Fri 2/14, 10 PM, the Girls, Box-o-Car, Missile, America's #1 Sweetheart. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Gaskit, Waste, Quiver Lip, Damnwells, Blue Nova. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Voices. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/7, Mr. Myers. Sat 2/8, Sofa King. Wed 2/12, 5:30 PM-1 AM, 4th annual Beatlefest features an open mike (all-ages; no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/14, Catfight. Sat 2/15, Jam Buoy. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8:30 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 2/7, Quantum Leep, Paul Wenzel. Sat 2/8, Infinity, Fonograf. Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 2/14, American English (Beatles tribute), Paul Allodi & Chris Michaels. Sat 2/15, Rubber. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Punsapaya, Drawing a Blank, Changes. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Time Bomb Taxi, New High Low, Over Easy, Lights Over Bridgeport. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Mon 2/10, Exo. Tue 2/11, 9 PM, Heavy Mental, Sweet Medicine, Blue Shade Witness. Wed 2/12, 9 PM, American Motherload, Life Without. Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Ravenhouse, Bed, Serilian. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Freebasic, Vultures Are Lovebirds, Zeyer Band. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/7, the Blast. Sat 2/8, Flash 105. Fri 2/14, Ripleys. Sat 2/15, Eric McCabe/Brian Lupo Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, We Ragazzi, People of the North (see Spot Check), Check Engine. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Secretly Canadian Showcase (see Spot Check) with Racebannon, Songs: Ohia, Swearing at Motorists, Scout Niblett, Impossible Shapes. Sun 2/9, 9:30 PM, Rhythm of Black Lines, Tim Kinsellas, DJ Fred Gavin. Mon 2/10, 9:30 PM, Spiraling, LAX, Pop Lolita. Wed 2/12, 9:30 PM, Deadly Snakes, Nick Flannagan, Ponys. Thu 2/13, 9:30 PM, Trenchdigger, Office, Lucida, Velvetron. Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Centaur, Pelican, No Funeral. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Chicago Kings perform "The Love Boat Show," DJs MG & Kitty. Sun 2/16, 9:30 PM, Zelienople, Nigel, Candyland Riots. 773-276-3600.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement. Thursdays, 9 PM, Saba's Speakeasy: music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Fridays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-338-6100.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM; DJ Daddy Lester spins Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Fri 2/7, Indika. Sat 2/8, Dub Dis. Sun 2/9, Indika. Wed 2/12, Devon Brown. Fri 2/14, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, DJ Lime. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 2/7, Brother Willis. Sat 2/8, Forecast. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 2/13, Caribbean Castaways. Fri 2/14, Only Sons. Sat 2/15, Terata. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 630-922-9821.

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. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly at 7 PM. Fri 2/7, 6 PM, God's Reflex, Atari Star, Knuckleduster; 10 PM, Creepy D, Quatre Tete, Lynyrd's Innards. Sat 2/8, 5 PM, Glasseater, Beautiful Mistake, Northstar, Divide by Zero; 10 PM, Re: Rec, Viza-Noir, Ring Cicada. Sun 2/9, Bangs (see Spot Check), Dishes, Rockit Girl, Tyrades. Wed 2/12, 6 PM, Misery Signals, the Killer, Undying; 10 PM, Violently Ill, Twat Vibe. Thu 2/13, 8 PM, Civilized Age, Differents, Miss Alex White. Fri 2/14, 7 PM, Ten Grand, Grand Ulena, Seyarse; 10 PM, Thick Records DJs spin. Sat 2/15, 5 PM, Boris the Sprinkler, Decibators, Avert13, First Class, Break the Silence. Sun 2/16, 5 PM, Vodka Moxie, Shagbark, Mindstrung, La Migra (benefit for Cornerstone Community Homeless Shelter); 9 PM, Paris TX, New Constitution, Red Hot Valentines. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, 10 PM, the Dudes, Clarence Bucaro. Tue 2/11, 9 PM, Radication, San Andreas Fault. Wed 2/12, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Nick Kitsos, Karen Multer, Tara Eby, Carole Baskin. Thu 2/13, 8:30 PM, Freeze Dried. Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Sonny Landreth, Juleps. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Sonny Landreth, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Cornmeal. Sat 2/8, Bryter. Fri 2/14, Western Box Turtles. Sat 2/15, Salvation Army, Soulfix. 847-821-1234.

FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL 2060 N. Cleveland: Saturdays, 9 PM, Chico. 773-935-2060.

4-PLAY 3517 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Ritchie. 773-929-4000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 2/7, Lazy Maybes. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Chris B spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/7, Sunspots. Sat 2/8, 80-94, Egnaro, Genral Patton & His Privates. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 2/14, Harold Washing Machine, Western Grand, January T. Miller Band. Sat 2/15, Baby Kage, Crusters. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 2/7, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood with Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Joe Kregor. Sun 2/9, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mon 2/10, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, cast members from Bailiwick Repertory's production of Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical. Tue 2/11, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Wed 2/12, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thu 2/13, 5:30 PM, Joe Kregor; 9 PM, Bill Underwood performs "Anything But Love." Fri 2/14, 5:30 PM, Joe Kregor; 9 PM, Boofant Sisters. Sun 2/16, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 2/7, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Jeff Roscoe. Sat 2/8, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 2/9, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 2/10, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 2/11, 7:30 PM, Boofant Sisters; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 2/12, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Jen Porter. Thu 2/13, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Fri 2/14, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Jeff Roscoe. Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & Elizabeth Doyle; 10 PM, Boofant Sisters. Sun 2/16, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/8, Risk! 630-833-3534.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/7, Groovepushers. 773-549-9624.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 312-915-0071.

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 847-657-6023.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/8, Stag Party, Wanamaker, Bizarro. Thu 2/13, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 2/14, Loraxx, Barbeau, Celestial Static. Sat 2/15, Melochrome, Troubled Hubble. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN COVE 5338 N. Lincoln: DJs spin and host karaoke nightly after 10 PM. 773-275-6711.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Blanche, Paulina Hollers. Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Farm Crew, Logic of Elliot, DJ Mad Adams; 1 AM, DJ Pants. Wed 2/12, 9:30 PM, M's, His & Her Vanities. Thu 2/13, 9:30 PM, Tim Kinsellas, Eric Wu, Static Films, Phil Taylor, Victor Frankenstein (benefit for Thax Douglas). Fri 2/14, 9:30 PM, DJ Tainted Love. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, DJs Mary Nisi & Colleen McHale. Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Sara Osmer, Seven Harkey, Original Brothers & Sisters of Love. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 2/7, Flapjacks, Somewhere in Between. Sat 2/8, Little Sister, Super Deluxe. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Thu 2/13, Ratbag Hero, Burnside Bridge (no cover). Fri 2/14, Dreaming Tree, Void Where Prohibited. Sat 2/15, Buddha's Belly, Mississippi Cactus. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 2/11, 9 PM, Galapagos4 with Offwhyte, Qwel, Qwazaar, and Royce (18 & over). Sun 2/16, 8:30 PM, Home. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 2/15, Beth Gillis. 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Tue 2/11, 7:30 PM, and Wed 2/12, Ludacris & the Disturbing Tha Peace Family. Fri 2/14, Buckwheat Zydeco, Benjy Davis Project (18 & over). Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Sixpence None the Richer, Luce, Sarah Slean (all-ages). Sun 2/16, Kinky (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, the Zone. Wed 2/12 and Thu 2/13, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/7, Mark Harrod Project. Sat 2/8, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). Fri 2/14, Edie Carey. Sat 2/15, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 7:45 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You Sing It Sundays" open mike with backup singers and a band, hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

JAVA OASIS 2240 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, 7 PM, People's Vocal Reactionary Liberation Movement hosted by Danny Devine & discopoet Khari B. 312-328-1216.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Wednesdays, neo-soul and poetry open mike hosted by Kwana Knight. 773-684-8665.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, Hairbanger's Ball (Fri 2/7 with Loophole). Sun 2/9, KRS-One (see Critic's Choice), PACIFICS, All Natural, Usual Suspectz, DJs AM/PM, Mary Jane & 33-1/3. Wed 2/12, Arra. Thu 2/13, 9 PM, Deuces Wild, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 2/14, Danger Kitty, Maggie Speaks (preceded by a rock auction and benefit for Lawrence House Youth Services). Sat 2/15, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-477-3330.

KNOCKOUTS 325 N. Jefferson: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Kelly Williams. 312-648-0100.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays and Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Janelle's Three, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 8 PM, "The Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. 773-248-1820.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Saturdays, DJ Structure. 773-348-5100.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Top 40 and soul. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-477-6513.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Pal, Ballcock Assembly, Gotards. Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Bikes Will Take Us, Stone City Stragglers, Ghosts of Angola. Sun 2/9, 9 PM, Gold So Red, Idle Hours. Tue 2/11, 9 PM, Bloodbath. Wed 2/12, 9 PM, Matt Russell. Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Polkaholics. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Egnaro, Last Caress. Sun 2/16, 9 PM, Dayna Malou. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos & Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Cedarcase, Yes Men. Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Sin Ropas, Ryan Rapsys. Wed 2/12, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 2/13, 9 PM, Nouvolts, Snaggs, Jonathan Kuss & the Corporation. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Rebirth Brass Band (2/15 with Devil in a Woodpile). 773-404-9494.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Audrey Morris with Justin Hayford, Yoko Noge & Clark Dean, and Joe Vito (tribute to Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini). 312-742-1748.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/7, 9 PM, Rainer Maria, Mates of State, the Reputation, Owen (18 & over). Sat 2/8, 6:30 PM, Swidden, Ditchwater, Jettared, F.O.S. (all-ages). Sun 2/9, 6:30 PM, Fallout Boy, 504 Plan, Much the Same, Jinxpack (all-ages). Thu 2/13, 7 PM, OK Go, Donnas, Rooney (sold out). Fri 2/14, 5:30 PM, Local H, Duvall, Tossers, Arrivals, the Ghost, Dishes, Check Engine, Matics, Bitchy (all-ages); 11 PM, Dieselboy with MC J Messinian, Bad Company UK, DJ? Acucrack, DJ Glyde (18 & over). Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Umphrey's McGee (all-ages). Sun 2/16, 6:30 PM, Finch, the Used, Movielife, My Chemical Romance (sold out). 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (Frank Sinatra tribute). 312-587-8989.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/8, Acoustic Mayhem. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike. Sat 2/15, Dog Bone. 708-366-8073.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Marty B. 773-631-1223.

MOXIE'S 3517 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Love in a Box (no cover). 773-935-6694.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/8, Dave Andersen & the I-Lites. 847-259-9724.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/7, Bound to Change, Best Days Behind, Sofi. Sat 2/8, Black Muff, Blanco, Blind Rivet Season, Leper. Tue 2/11, Pony Dance Party. Wed 2/12, Sons of the Magic Whores, Busy Kids, Rotten Fruits. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/7, Paper Airplane Pilots, Hop on Pop, Dry County. Sat 2/8, Brian Vander Ark, Erik Rudiak; Phil Angotti & the Idea (late set). Wed 2/12, Sandpiper Air, Buddha's Belly, Samsara, Bleeding Charity, Male Model of the Year. Fri 2/14, Famous Brothers, Saps, Lone Assassins. Sat 2/15, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Juleps. Sun 2/16, 2 PM, Al Day Trio with Stacia. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wed 2/12, 8 PM, "The Partly Dave Show: The NO LOGO Edition" hosted by Dave Awl with John Greenfield, Sheila Donahue, Joan Jett Black, and Christopher Piatt. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (2/13 with Beth Davis Band, Selly Thiam). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 2/7, Mighty Fine Machine, Head On, Gelheads. Sat 2/8, Brian Frazee, 9Fifty, Iconoclast. Sundays, Pleasure Trip with Leddie Garcia, DJ Form. Mon 2/10, 7 PM, Roger Miret & the Disasters, Deals Gone Bad; 10 PM, Blue Groove Lounge with Jesse de la Peña. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Alo, I-Ron, Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 2/12, Junky Princess, Welcome to Ashley, Steve Dvorak. Fri 2/14, Flutter, Emergence, Terminal Bliss. Sat 2/15, Smokin' With Superman, Pugslee Atomz, Psalmone, Black Reign, Infinito. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, Citizens, Quick Change, Critical Bill, Inflicted. Sat 2/8, 5 PM, 7 Degrees From Center, Chinese Downhill, Tremulus, Second Seed (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Destrophy, Triphazard, Crimson Tyde, Autumn War. Sun 2/9, 5 PM, Knockhopper, Pete Berwick, Triptych, Klepto, Scandelle Us (all-ages). Fri 2/14, 9:30 PM, Wild Side (Motley Crue tribute). Sat 2/15, 5 PM, 3/4 Sex Bolt, Dumpstar, VD6, Blown (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Stone Jones, Rosedales, Treacle, Crookshanks. Sun 2/16, 5 PM, Hired Geeks, Duct Tape Mustache, Myopia, Weakdaze, Missing the Point (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Sam Savage. Sat 2/8, Tony Ocean. 630-629-2940.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome (no cover). 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/7, Fixate, Pelao, Mark Hughy. Sat 2/8, Celestial Static, Emperian, Epicural. Thu 2/13, Goldstars. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/7, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 2/8, Pleasure, Don Pope. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 2/12, John France, Pajama Man. Thu 2/13, Emulsion Dilated, Nookleptia. Sat 2/15, Smushies. Sun 2/16, Heavy Matters. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/8, Wendy DeBias, Chris Bauer. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Lama. Thu 2/13, Walking Man, Wonderlust. Sat 2/15, Analog Radio. 773-252-7767.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/8, Paul Allodi. Sat 2/15, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Thu 2/13, Arthur Lee. Fri 2/14, Hat Guys. Sat 2/15, Desi Brothers. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Outlaw Family Band, Winnie. Sat 2/8, Nobs, Shooting Blanks, Smear Campaign. Sun 2/9, 8 PM, Rollo Tomasi, Signsaedo, Dolorous Canter. Mondays, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake, Velcro Lewis (no cover). Thu 2/13, 8 PM, Chris Fuller, Mark Denardo. Fri 2/14, Reagan National Crash Diet, Tuffets, Treason Brothers. Sat 2/15, Lozenge, Herc., Jootwtsylfaess, Life Rocks! Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Dead Steel Mill, Urinal Mints. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 2/12, Convulsions. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, open mike. 773-274-3239.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle. Tue 2/11, 9 PM, open floor "tap jam" hosted by Madd Rhythms with Bril Barrett & Tre Dumas. 312-492-6100.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Chris Tomasone & Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

ROCK HOUSE CAFE 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Killie McGee, Blue Shade Witness, Piel Plastica. Sat 2/8, MDM, Catsplash, Growth Ltd., A Day Without. Sat 2/15, Donner Surprise Party, Mashers, Ella Music Group. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/7, Stevie Starlite. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Joint Chiefs, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds. Fri 2/14, 9:30 PM, and Sat 2/15, 9:45 PM, Fabulous Janes. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Ike Reilly (see Spot Check), Pages, Frou Frou. Sat 2/8, 7 PM, Jess Klein, Nora O'Connor; 10 PM, Blue Dogs, Oval Opus, Andy Holtgrieve. Sun 2/9, 6 PM, Llama, Dan Darrah (all-ages). Mon 2/10, 8 PM, Michael Roe, Jonathan Rundman. Tue 2/11, 9 PM, the Sun, Boas, Audion (18 & over). Wed 2/12, 8 PM, Hoot Night hosted by Thomas Dunning. Fri 2/14, 10:30 PM, Lightning & Thunder (Neil Diamond tribute). Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Patrice Pike, Ripley Caine; 10 PM, Legendary Shack Shakers, Riptones, Kent Rose. Sun 2/16, 9 PM, David Thomas & Two Pale Boys, Puerto Muerto. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/7, Only Sons. Sat 2/8, Slaphappy. Sat 2/15, Hardline. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Thu 2/13, 9 PM, John Allmett. 312-337-7900.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Evenskies. 630-790-6100.

60 WEST, AMERICAN GRILL 950 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/7, Nanuco, DJ Boogie Nite Mike spins salsa and merengue (no cover). 847-549-6111.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. Thu 2/13, Urban Hog Wranglers. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 2/13, 3:30 PM, Dave Tamkin. 312-441-9334.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, DJs Shaun & Le Deuce. Mondays, Matt Fields. Tuesdays, Mike Kandel. Wednesdays, J. Cantrell. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 2/7, 11 PM, Soulfix, Joe Bigsley, Scott Connie. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Nine Miles, Holy Goat Ensemble. Sun 2/9, 8:30 PM, Karma Sutra, DJs Frique, Mass Transit & Saiyid. In the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane & D-Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, DJs David Chavez & Cazwell James spin Latin jazz and house. Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word showcase with live bands. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/8, Carl Davis Band. Sat 2/15, Prowlers. 630-213-1006.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Urn, Sore. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Pat MacDonald, Erich Specht. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Frisbie, Justin Roberts, Chuck Cheeseman. Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Matt Neuroth, Dylan Rice, Leslie Nuss, Kristin Shout. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase (2/12 with Kelley Clute). Thu 2/13, 7 PM, Rachel McCartney, Stolie, Zach Duenow. Fri 2/14, 6 PM, Rhythm Futur. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Ruby Harris, Phil Circle, Inderjeet Sidhu, Jeff Libman. Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Abi Tapia, Matt Wahl, Dark Green Bottles. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sundays, DJs spin funk, R&B, and soul. Mondays, DJ Vibe Instigatah. Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. Sat 2/15, Annavox. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/7, Jimbo Delta Band. Fri 2/14, Lizard Kings. Sat 2/15, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/7, Flex Crew. Sat 2/8, Zeleke, Michael Black. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, Free Raine, Locals, Bamboo Grove. Sat 2/8, 9:30 PM, Starcandy, Mr. Rudy Day, Spread. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Wayne Healy Band. Fri 2/14, 56 Hope Road, Katie Todd Band, First Name Basis. Sat 2/15, Homunculus. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, until 2 AM Fridays. Fridays, DJs Lou Dogg & Mike G. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tue 2/11, DJ Dan Morrell. Thursdays, Jim Wodjyla. 815-356-6000.

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

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 2/7, DJs Harry the Blade & Frique with percussionist Louie Louie. Sat 2/8, Mel Hammond, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sun 2/9, DJ Steve. Mondays, DJ BJAK. Wed 2/12, DJs Phreak & Spaz. Thu 2/13, DJs FLX & Chris Milton. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJs D Double & Artek spin reggae, hip-hop & soul. Sat 2/8, third anniversary party with DJs Paul Johnson & Mike Steele. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage & indie rock. Wed 2/12, Danny the Wildchild, Poolside & Glyde. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BREATHE 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. 773-528-3400.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, acid jazz & more. Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Architektur. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, Andre Shakom. 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays, until 5 AM Saturdays. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs MF, Regge, Lamebrane & Radiata spin drum & bass. 773-736-3033.

DERRICK CARTER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Eddie spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Sundays, DJs Eddie & Freddie O. Thursdays, DJ Izzi (no cover). 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, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid, DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez & El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 6 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 PM-3 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house 9 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-397-0600.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. 773-388-1877.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, DJ Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. Thursdays, Ken Sumka spins rock, pop, and alternative. 312-642-3449.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 2/10, 10 PM-2 AM, Sons of the Sun, DJ Ledeuce, DJ Rik Shaw, DJ Ray_Rod (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sat 2/8, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, the Mad Thinker, DJ Hiroki. 312-421-6485.

DJ NATTY BASSHEAD Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, 11 PM, Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland. 773-384-0494.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Paul Blair & Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 312-204-9991.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 10 PM, Big Up! with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells (upstairs). 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Sundays, Spankie. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, Double J. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. 312-266-1944.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synthwave, alternative, goth, and industrial dance. 773-549-0400.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. 773-252-4090.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fridays and Saturdays, midnight-4 AM, B Side DJs spin rare groove, jazz, mambo, Cuban, funk & soul (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender & others. 773-395-0066.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Jesse de la Peña & Karlos G. spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5 AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin house. 773-271-4711.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 2/7, 11 PM, DJ Dan, Derrick Carter, Alex Peace (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

ICE BAR 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos, Agent 47 & Marcel. 312-440-8841.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. Sundays, Magellan's Sphere. Tuesdays, DJ Brock spins 80s electronica & Britpop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Leonard "Remix" Rroy, Sean Smith, DJ V-Rod, Leonard Part Sixx. 773-363-8555.

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.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJs Frique & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 773-230-3333.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. Saturdays, DJs Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, DJ Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJs Rotten Milk & Bosco spin electronic, experimental, and IDM). 773-728-2663.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar & lounge. Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Teflan and DJ Low Key spin hip-hop and house. 312-957-0460.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/14, 11 PM, Dieselboy with MC J Messinian, Bad Company UK, DJ? Acucrack, DJ Glyde (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Bear Who? & Majid. 312-828-9000.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phantom. 312-642-2582.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum & bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin nightly in the Ghost Bar until 2 AM. 312-575-9900.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, DJs DVS & Billy the Kid spin Euro, progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Souljunkies.com hosts "Water" with DJ Kennedy Octane and guest DJs spinning deep global house, Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, tribal, and downtempo (upstairs in the Sky Lounge). 312-491-1931.

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

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo. Saturdays, Nandy Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop, DJ Solange (in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Nandy Maxx, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin hip-hop and house. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Finesse, DJ Solange. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs Mike Dunn, Tony T., Phantom, Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, DJ Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, (F)unktion DJs spin. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Resident DJ Matt Warren and guests spin after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. 312-491-9600.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Abell spins house (no cover). 312-932-1750.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Paul Norman, Mista Mashup & Liquid G-Zus. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/7, Dayhota, Sista Stroke, Alena. Sat 2/8, DJ Heather, DJ Rebecca. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs spin punk, ska, new wave, and reggae. Thu 2/13, Herbert, J Moody. Fri 2/14, Colette, James Curd. Sat 2/15, Ron Trent, Brad Owen. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-787-4480.

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

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Jason Davis & Tempo spin house and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins metal. 312-587-8779.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. 773-252-9700.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & Andre Harris. Saturdays, Johnny Chaos. Mondays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic & industrial dance. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos. Thursdays, DJ Uncle Milty. 312-274-9500.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Saturdays, Refried Beats with Mass Transit, Spinello, and J-Biz. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop (2/12 with DJ Greg Rodriguez). Thursdays, DJ Dan. 773-227-4906.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ MassTransit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Greg spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, hip-hop open mike hosted by Saiyid. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, DJ Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie spin house, disco & and breaks (no cover). 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, DJs Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo & Uncle Milty. 312-491-9729.

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJs Markski & Schim. Sundays, DJs Kola, Scorpio & Erik K. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, DJs Pat Clark & Schim. Thursdays, DJs Alexo, Big Time & Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Mike Z. & Solange. Sat 2/8, Crystal Method (DJ set), Mazi, Dissolvent, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Fri 2/14, DJs Dan Efex, Gray Area, Apocalypse, Bucky Fargo, Chris Gin, Mark & Karl Almira, Mona, Justin Gardner, Mike Z. & Solange. Sat 2/15, Jimmy Van M, Pat Fosheen, Brian Bolcher, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. 312-266-2114.

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

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Structure & Theory. Saturdays, DJs Mike Z & Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. Thursdays, DJs spin house, techno & electro. 312-440-3223.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ French Toast. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 2/7, Undercover Agency with JT Donaldson & Lance de Sardi, Diz & Iz, Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 2/8, DJ Rush, Sabeo, John Patterson. Fri 2/14, Terry Hunter, Sativa, Frank Solano & Chris Santiago. Sat 2/15, Misstress Barbara, John Patterson, Andre Harris, PNS. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 630-985-1111.

folk & country

concerts

MARK DVORAK, RUSS ARVIDSON Sat 2/8, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO STRING QUARTET, KELLY HOGAN Fri 2/14, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PAUL GEREMIA Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MELVIN GOINS & WINDY MOUNTAIN, JOHN & ELLEN WRIGHT All-ages. Sun 2/16, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

GOOD GRAVITY performs at a barn dance with calling by Tom Senior. Sun 2/9, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-840-2061.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

FRED HOLSTEIN Sat 2/15, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

JORMA KAUKONEN & BLUE COUNTRY, RUTHIE FOSTER Sat 2/15, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LONG VALLEY HILLBILLIES perform at a barn dance with calling by Dan Saathoff. Sun 2/16, 2 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-840-2061.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

NERISSA & KATRYNA NIELDS, DAVE SILLS Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIM POST performs Mark Twain's Adventures Out West. Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DARRYL PURPOSE, MICHAEL & DAVID HUGHES Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Park City. 847-949-5355.

PADDY REILLY Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323. 

BILL STAINES Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

43RD ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Sundays, Irish session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wed 2/12, 9 PM, Teada. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 2/10, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, DJ Pat B. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/8, Hushpuppies. 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 2/7, 9:30 PM, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. Sat 2/8, 10 PM, John Dillon. Fri 2/14, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Week Back. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 2/16, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 8 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 2/8, Paddy Go Easy. Fri 2/14, Switchback. Sat 2/15, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

FITZERS PUB Fitzpatrick Chicago Hotel, 166 E. Superior: Sundays, 4 PM, Anish. Thursdays, 6 PM, Morgan. 312-787-6000.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/15, Tom Dundee. 630-393-1247.

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

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Thu 2/13, 8 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-724-1390.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Fred Eaglesmith. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 9 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Fri 2/14, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/10, 9:30 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thu 2/13, 8 PM, Irish session. 708-366-8073.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 2/8, 7 PM, Jess Klein, Nora O'Connor. Thu 2/13, 8 PM, and Fri 2/14, 7 PM, Tommy Emmanuel. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 2/7, Lil' Rev. Fri 2/14, John Heasly. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BILLY BRANCH, JIMMY BURNS, TONY MAGIULLO Free concert and discussion. Tue 2/11, 11:30 AM, Conaway Multicultural Center, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. 312-663-1600.

ELMHURST COLLEGE GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3222.

HOWLING AT THE MOON Jackie Taylor & Jimmy Tillman's "bluesical" about Howlin' Wolf, with Rick Stone, Dwight Neal, Qween Roy, and Desla Epison. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, 8 PM, and Sun 2/16, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451 or 312-902-1500.

JOHN PRIMER Free in-store performance. Sat 2/15, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES WITH KURT ELLING Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

UNITY IN CHRIST GOSPEL CHOIR Fri 2/7, 7 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Housewreckin' Blues Jam with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum & Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/7 and Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. 312-642-6805.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Joe Moss Band. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Sat 2/8, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/11, Andre Taylor Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, and Sat 2/8, Sundays, and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/11, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sat 2/8, Howard Scott & the World Band with Miss Jessie. Sun 2/9, Jimmy Burns. Mon 2/10, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/11, Mike Wheeler. Wed 2/12, Pistol Pete. Thu 2/13, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Fri 2/14, Don Shipps & the Titanic Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. Saturdays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 7 PM, David "Chainsaw" Dupont (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, 7 PM, jam session hosted by the Blues Crew. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Blues Revue. Thursdays, 7 PM, Thunderfoot & the Blues Kickers. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/7, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson, Mike Wheeler. Sat 2/8, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, John Primer, Tommy McCracken. Sun 2/9, Carl Weathersby. Mon 2/10, jam hosted by Jimmy Burns. Tue 2/11, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Wed 2/12, Maurice John Vaughn. Thu 2/13, Vino Louden. Fri 2/14, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Jody Williams, Danny Draher. Sat 2/15, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Homey & the Juicy Blues Band. Sun 2/16, Vance Kelly. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/8, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

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

CARTON'S LOUNGE 21 E. Chestnut: Fridays, midnight, Bobby Holiday. 312-664-5512.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, Nellie "Tiger" Travis & the Men in Black. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by Bruce Williams with Bobby Wolf, Sonny Sloan & Jeff Blum. 847-587-8081.

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

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike with Over Easy. 312-433-0013.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/7, Microblues. Sat 2/8, Max Cady Band. Tuesdays, open jam with Duke Rupert & the Koala Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 2/14, Madman Blues Band. Sat 2/15, Rover Pruitt Jr. Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FATMAN INN 36309 N. Highway 41, Gurnee: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-244-8300.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/7, Strange Brew. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 2/8, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 2/15, Howard Scott & the World Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/14, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Sundays, 8 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-642-7440.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/7, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Zora Young Band. 773-395-0066.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Johnny B. Moore Blues Revue. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 2/8, 9:30 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Tue 2/11, 8:30 PM, James Wheeler Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 2/15, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch features local choirs. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/7, No Mercy Band. Sat 2/8, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 2/11, Chicago Playboys. Wed 2/12 and Thu 2/13, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 2/14, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 2/15, Big G & the Real Deal. 312-923-2000.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Sundays, 8 AM-noon, gospel brunch and open mike. 773-684-8665.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, Charlie Love, Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Lurrie Bell, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 2/13, Detroit Junior (live radio broadcast). Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and 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, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Wednesdays, Trimble Quartet. Thursdays, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Tuesdays, 9 PM, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-667-3130.

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-846-7374.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Saturdays, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. & friends. 773-989-4569.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 2/15, 9:30 PM, Transmission. 630-446-4001.

MY PLACE 5652 Dixie Hwy., Markham: Mondays, 9:30 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 708-225-0178.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/8, Dave Specter. Sat 2/15, Little Al Thomas. 773-252-1155.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM: Wed 2/12, Greg Pasenko. 312-787-9596.

PADDY MAC'S 4157 N. Pulaski: Bar and grill with music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/8, Bad Honky Tonks. 773-279-9300.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/14, Smilin' Bobbie & His Blues Machine. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Thu 2/13, Keith Scott Trio (no cover). 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 2/7, Carl Davis Band. Sat 2/8, J.B. Ritchie. Fri 2/14, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. Sat 2/15, Blue Rubies. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/8, Nick Moss Duo. 847-605-9900.

PUSH RODS 15652 S. Dixie Hwy., Harvey: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM, Bob Jamerson & Killer Ray. 708-225-0178.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-640-1000.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 2/7, Chico Banks & the Candy Lickin' Band. Sat 2/8, Sammy Fender & the Blues Masters. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 2/12, Chuck & the Park Avenue Players (no cover). Thu 2/13, Nick Moss (no cover). Fri 2/14, Charlie Love. Sat 2/15, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 2/7, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 2/8, Harmonica Khan (see Critic's Choice), Jimmy Burns, Larry Taylor, Ariyo. Tue 2/11, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 2/12, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Thu 2/13 and Fri 2/14, Tad Robinson, Alex Schultz. Sat 2/15, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-393-2300.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/7, Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack. Sat 2/8, Pistol Pete. Fri 2/14, Pat Smillie. Sat 2/15, Bumblebee Bob. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/7, Danny Draher Band. Sat 2/8, Joe Moss Band. Fri 2/14, Juke Joint Money Makers. Sat 2/15, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

VERSIE'S LOUNGE 4310 S. Prairie: Sundays, 9 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-723-3694.

WIDOW McCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 5 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free concert. Tue 2/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ANCESTRAL RESSURECTION ENSEMBLE Sat 2/8 and Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Love Foundation, 553 E. 75th. 312-263-1649.

TRIBUTE TO MARIAN ANDERSON AND SALUTE TO MAHALIA JACKSON with Millicent Sylvester, Kimberly Jones, Alfreda Burke, Joanne Hawkins-White, pianists Lee Koonce & Earma Thompson, and bassist John Whitfield. Sun 2/16, 4 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

PATRICIA BARBER, JOHNNY FRIGO QUARTET Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MWATA BOWDEN & SOUND SPECTRUM Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

RICK BRAUN, KIRK WHALUM, NORMAN BROWN Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

OSCAR BROWN JR. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-221-6566.

CHICAGO COALITION JAZZ SEPTET Sun 2/16, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH FRANZ JACKSON & JOHNNY FRIGO perform "The Birth of Jazz" with music by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Bix Beiderbecke. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Thu 2/13, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. Sat 2/15, 7 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 312-344-6245.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Sun 2/16, 3 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3110.

DIANE DELIN QUARTET Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-697-1000.

JOHNNY FRIGO Free concert. Fri 2/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MARCIN JANUSZKIEWICZ QUARTET Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

GEORGE LEWIS, NICOLE MITCHELL, AND DAVID BOYKIN Benefit for the AACM. Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-752-2212.

LEWIS BROTHERS QUARTET Benefit for the New Life Shelter for Good News Partnership (free-will offering). Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 847-446-7777.

ERIN McDOUGALD performs "Some Like It Haute." Sat 2/8, 9 PM (preceded by cocktails and dinner at 6 PM), Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriott, Lincolnshire. 847-295-2135.

ME & MR. Tribute to Billy Eckstine with Marla Gibbs & Laurence Walden. Fri 2/7, 3 and 8 PM, Sat 2/8, 8 PM, and Sun 2/9, 3 and 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-233-5000.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Thu 2/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 2/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

THE POWER OF BLACK MUSIC WITH THE ALL-STAR LARGE ENSEMBLE OF THE AACM Free concert with Ari Brown, Nicole Mitchell, Steve Berry, Malachi Favors, Ameen Muhammed, Dushon Mosley, Art Turk Burton, Avreeayl Ra, Taalib-Din Ziyad, Ed Wilkerson & Ann E. Ward. Tue 2/11, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SPIDER SALOFF TRIO Performance, discussion, and luncheon. Fri 2/14, 11:45 AM, Ray Hartstein Campus, Oakton Community College, 7701 N. Lincoln, Skokie. 847-635-1411.

PONCHO SANCHEZ LATIN JAZZ BAND Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

SAXOPHONE SUMMIT with Jimmy Ellis, Edward Wilkerson, Ken Vandermark, Dennis Winslett, and Frank Catalano, with pianist Ken Chaney, bassist Tatsu Aoki, and drummer Avreeayl Ra. See Post No Bills; free admission. Fri 2/7, 7 PM, La Follette Park, 1333 N. Laramie. 312-427-1676.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES WITH KURT ELLING Sat 2/14, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/7, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/8, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 8 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 2/12, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Franz Jackson Quartet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 2/13, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 2/14, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/15, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Snatch, Inc. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

BABALUCI 2152 N. Damen: Restaurant with live jazz upstairs on weekends at 8 PM. Fri 2/7, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-486-5300.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-1919.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/7 through Sun 2/9, Lake Effect. Mon 2/10 through Sun 2/16, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/14, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 2/7, Nadine's Jazz Showcase. Sat 2/8, Bob Perna & Persistence Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Sat 2/15, Montgomery Street Band. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 7 PM, Joel Barry. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Green. Thu 2/13, 7:30 PM, Mary Clare Barker. 773-435-0130.

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 2/12, Matt Erion Trio. 630-406-0008.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Yves Francois E.S. Orchestre Rocamambu. 773-279-9141.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 2/7, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Tue 2/11, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 847-256-8870.

CAFE ORANGE 5639-41 N. Lincoln: Thu 2/13, 10 PM, Preetham Marati Quartet. 773-275-5040.

CARIBOU COFFEE 356 Park, Glencoe: Sat 2/8, 7 PM, Outland Orchestra. 847-835-3320.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/7, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Full Effect Dance Trio. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Segue. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Fri 2/7, 10 PM, Ken Shiokawa Trio. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 9 PM, Ted Sirota. 773-743-5650.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, Ari Seder/Adam Kraus Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO FIREHOUSE 1401 S. Michigan: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-786-1401.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigon & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 7:30 PM, and Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200,

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CY'S CRAB HOUSE 3819 N. Ashland: Fridays, 8 PM, Minor Third Quartet. 773-883-8900.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3-6 PM, Hot Club of Edgewater Djam. 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. 773-276-3600.

FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 6-10 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-734-8545.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazz Masters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/9, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 2/16, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Yolanda Farina Jazz Ensemble. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music at Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 2/13, 8 PM, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Alex Martinez Latin Experience. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 2/10, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. Wed 2/12, Jazz Avengers. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/7, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 2/8, Birdwatch. Wed 2/12, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. Thu 2/13, Juli Wood Duo. Sat 2/15, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River Rd., Rosemont: Mondays, 5-8 PM, pianist Scott Holman (no cover). 847-928-9900.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 2/16, 2 PM, West End Jazz Band. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GOURMAND COFFEEHOUSE 728 S. Dearborn: Fridays, 8 PM, Nick Alvarez Quartet with Alison Belleville Hooper (no cover). 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 2/8, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 2/9, 8 PM, Willie Garcia Quartet (no cover). Tue 2/11, 6 PM, Jason Stone Trio (no cover). Wed 2/12, 9 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. Thu 2/13, 8 PM, Jeff Marx Trio (no cover). Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Frank Portolese Orchestra. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/7, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Brad Goode/Pat LaBarbera Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Brad Goode/Pat LaBarbera Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/9, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Jonathan Mastro; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/14, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/16, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (Marilyn Monroe tribute). 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sun 2/9, 6 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. Sun 2/16, 7 PM, Jazz Unlimited Orchestra with Rodney Clark. 773-465-8005.

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the Salon. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/7, 6 PM, Tampico Saliz; 9 PM, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Discopoet Khari B. & Sound Spectrum. Sun 2/9, 3 PM, Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith & Passing for Normal, Lounge Car (18 & over). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Wed 2/12, 8 PM, Damian Espinosa Trio with Chris Greene (18 & over). Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Dee Alexander. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, and Mike Reed. 773-486-1099.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr & Tim Davis. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 2/9, Aram Shelton & Toby Summerfield. Sun 2/16, Damon Short Quartet. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Fri 2/7, 7:30 PM, Snatch, Inc. 312-266-2400.

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

JACKSON HARBOR GRILL 6401 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thursdays, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-893-0300.

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 2/7 through Sun 2/9, Hod O'Brien Trio (see Critic's Choice). Thu 2/13, Two for Brazil. Fri 2/14 through Sun 2/16, Judy Roberts Quartet (2/16 at 4 PM only). 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Sundays, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong. 773-684-8665.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 10 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill & John Moulder. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/7, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer and Barrelhouse Chuck. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Clark Sommers & Mike Schlick with Selina Baker. Fri 2/14, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz Trio. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. 773-728-2663.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Music at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Cecile Savage. Saturdays and Thursdays, Ken Shiokawa. 312-829-4600.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Sundays and Mondays, Lynette Stawling. Tuesdays, Sami Scot. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 312-266-1414.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays; no cover. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Thursdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 2/7, 9 PM, and Sat 2/8, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Wed 2/12, 7 PM, John Mose Trio. Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Two for Brazil. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 2/14, 10 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. 708-366-8073.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). 630-325-2900.

MULLIGAN'S CAFE 7644 N. Sheridan: Saturdays, 8 PM, jazz jam session with Neshama. 773-743-7855.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM: Sun 2/9, Joann Daugherty Duo. Mon 2/10, Bill Peterson Duo. Tue 2/11, Frank Portolese. Thu 2/13, Dennis Luxion. Sun 2/16, Kelly Brand Duo. 312-787-9596.

NOLA'S 32ND WARD SEAFOOD HOUSE 1856 W. North: Thursdays, 8 PM, Carl Leukaufe Trio. 773-395-4300.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 312-943-5228.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Nan Mason. Wednesdays, open mike. 312-527-1010.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio with Deane Myers & Keith Brady. 312-787-2200.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music at 8:30 PM in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning with Eric Remschneider, Mike Jeffers, and Chris White. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/7, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Sat 2/8, Scott Burns Quartet. Sundays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, Bobby Broom Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fri 2/7, 9 PM, Lorraine Denham with Tim Tobias & Bill Dickens. Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/9, Square Root of Five Jazz Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Treehouse Project Quintet. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 2/7, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Chris Winters Trio. Sat 2/8, 9 PM, BMR4. Sun 2/9, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 2/11, Erin McDougald Trio. Wed 2/12, Elaine Dame Trio. Thu 2/13, Bradley Williams Trio with Gingi Lahera. Fri 2/14, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 8:30 PM, Alison Ruble Quartet. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Jordan Baskin/Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sun 2/16, Russell Alan Rowe Trio with Thecla Heuring. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/8, Marshall Vente Quartet. Tue 2/11, Matt Wolf (no cover). Wed 2/12, Mark Madson (no cover). Fri 2/14, Wallace Burton Quintet with Rachel Charson, Gerald McClendon Band. Sat 2/15, Ken Chaney Trio, Mark Madsen Trio. 847-266-1313.

PREGO 2901 N. Ashland: Sundays and Tuesdays, 6 PM, Valerie Booker performs Latin jazz. 773-472-9190.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Tue 2/11, 8 PM, Jason Ajemian Trio, Jason Roebke (see Critic's Choice) & Dan Bitney. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 2/11, Carl Leukaufe, Grant Strombeck, Dan Shapera & Brian O'Hern. 773-276-9730.

RED FROG PUB & GRILL 5353 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 9 PM, John Paris Trio (no cover). 773-545-3761.

RED PEPPER LOUNGE 428 E. 87th: Wednesdays, 7:30 AM, Snatch, Inc. 773-873-5700.

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Sundays, 5 PM, Tommy Bradford Band. 312-421-8164.

SALERNO'S 1201 W. Grand: Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 312-666-3444.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. 312-491-1122.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 2/7, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 2/8, Bill Peterson & John Whitfield. Sun 2/9, 11 AM, Bill Peterson. Fri 2/14, Bill Peterson Trio with Kevin Kizer. Sat 2/15, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 2/16, 11 AM, Kelly Brand. 312-787-9596.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Kevin Drumm. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/8, Chieko Kurauchi Jazz Band. Sat 2/15, Q-Blue. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Esteban Sehinkman Quartet. Tue 2/11, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Kuzzins (no cover). 773-871-0990.

STARFISH 804 W. Randolph: Fri 2/14, 9 PM, Preetham Marati Quartet. 312-997-2433.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. 773-486-7427.

THE STUDIO 8717 Lincoln, Morton Grove: Fridays, 8 PM, Gina Gibson Trio. 847-965-1962.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Sat 2/14, 10 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. 773-278-6600.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Elastic Festival of Improvised Music runs through Sat 2/8. Fri 2/7, Jason Roebke's Rapid Croche (see Critic's Choice), Kevin Drumm, Michael Zerang with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Kent Kessler. Sat 2/8, Thread Quintet, Jeff Parker, Jim Baker with Harrison Bankhead & Steve Hunt. 773-862-3616.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein 6-Piece Orchestra. Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Trio. 312-226-4300.

TROPICAL DEN 7209 S. Exchange: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by George Freeman. 773-978-2341.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Joanna Ashley. 773-784-6000.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Sat 2/8, 11 PM, Minor Third Quartet (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 2 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VALLEY LODGE 906 Diamond Lake, Mundelein: Fridays, 8 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 847-281-8800.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281:::2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, benefit for Joel Brandon with Oscar Brown Jr., Famoudou Don Moye, Ed Wilkerson Quartet, Nicole Mitchell, Ari Brown, Ernest Khabeer Dawkins, Kirk Brown, Aaron Dodd, Arthur Hoyle & others. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 2/13, Dave Rempis Triage. Fri 2/14 and Sat 2/15, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. 312-791-9050.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

RICHARD BRUNE Free Flamenco 2003 performance and discussion: "The Evolution of the Flamenco Guitar." Tue 2/11, 7 PM, Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan, suite 2940. 312-335-1996.

DANK FOX VALLEY FASCHING DANCE with music by Hirsch. Sat 2/15, 7 PM, VFW Post 1197, Rte. 25 & Wilson, Batavia. 630-232-0099.

TOMAS DE UTRERA Free Flamenco 2003 performance and discussion: "The Variety of Flamenco." Fri 2/7, 7 PM, Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan, suite 2940. 312-335-1996.

IBRAHIM FERRER See Critic's Choice. Wed 2/12, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

WILLIE GARCIA Y SU ORQUESTA SABOR performs as part of the Chicago WinterDance festival, with dance lessons one hour before the performance; free admission. Sun 2/16, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

ALEJANDRA GUZMAN, ALEKS SYNTEK All-ages. Fri 2/14, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-879-9111 or 312-559-1212.

JALI MORIKEBA KOUYATE Free concert. Fri 2/7, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LIBANA Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

LIRA SINGERS, NGOMA GROUP Concert of Polish folk, patriotic, and religious music and blues, gospel, and spirituals. Sun 2/9, 3 PM, St. Felicitas Church, 1520 E. 84th. 773-508-7040.

MARIA PAGES: FLAMENCO REPUBLIC See Critic's Choice in Section Two. Wed 2/12 and Thu 2/13, 7 PM, Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green. 312-327-2000.

TRANCE performs at Vietnamese New Year celebration. Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. 773-989-6162.

BETTY XIANG & WEI YANG perform on erhu and pipa. Sat 2/15, 2 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe. 773-442-4978.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, DJ Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 847-298-2233.

BOUZOUKI LOUNGE 310 S. Halsted: Thursdays through Sundays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians, singers, and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

CAFE USA 3801 Mannheim, Schiller Park: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop with Latin dance lessons by Amir. 847-233-0011.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 2/15, 9 PM, Orquesta Nabori. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 2/15, 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Sundays, 9 PM, Magellan's Sphere. 773-394-2066.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 2/15, 9:30 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Fridays, 9 PM, Latin jazz and salsa with Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

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 Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9:30 PM. 312-427-2572.

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Sat 2/15, 10 PM, and Sun 2/16, 8 PM, Szakcsi Lakatos Trio. 773-736-4949.

LA PE--A 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-545-7022.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

RAS DASHEN 5846 N. Broadway: Restaurant. Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Saful Rumba performs African, Brazilian, and Caribbean music. 773-506-9601.

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, La Nueva Trova with Ramon Badillo. 312-421-8164.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 2/8, 10 PM, Sharpeworldmusic Ensemble. Thu 2/13, 9 PM, Joe Rendon & friends (with salsa dance lessons). 312-492-6100.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa and merengue (2/13 with Orquesta Sabor). 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJs El Guapo & Mercurio with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa and Caribbean music with Latin dance lessons by Jerome. 847-982-1400.

classical

AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS Undine Smith Moore, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Betty Jackson King, Lena McLin, and Dorothy Rudd Moore present new music for oboe, piano, and soprano. Tue 2/11, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7459.

ALICE MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE Stephen Alltop and Vincent Cichowicz, conductors (Haydn and others). Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert (Grieg, Elgar, Janacek, Barber). Sat 2/8, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-446-3822.

STUDENTS OF ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE in a piano recital. Wed 2/12, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

ARIOSO CHAMBER PLAYERS (Beethoven, Thuille, Ravel/Jones, Jacob). Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ARS ANTIGUA performs French Baroque music in a free concert (Rameau, Hotteterre, Galliard, Dupuits, Canavas, Baton). Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

BACH & BEYOND features violinist Anna Baumgartner and others with orchestra and mixed double chorus in a religious service (Mozart, Bach). Sun 2/9, 3 PM, St. Matthias Church, 2310 W. Ainslie. 773-506-2191.

CANTATE Benjamin Rivera, conductor (Morley, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Rutter, Wilbye, Berger, Schickele). Sat 2/8, 7 PM, Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, 367 Spring, Elmhurst. Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. 847-475-8606.

CELEBRATION SHERWOOD! See Fairs & Festivals.

CHANTICLEER vocal ensemble (Lienas, Gershwin, and others). Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA (Zaimont, Crabtree, Turner, Applebaum, Olson). Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 2/16, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor (Holst, Elgar). Sun 2/16, 2:30 PM, Saint Ignatius College Prep School, 1076 W. Roosevelt. 773-878-0575.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS premiere Bruce Adolphe's Witches, Wizards, Spells and Elves: The Magic of Shakespeare in a family concert. Sat 2/15, 10 and 11:30 AM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with pianist David Schrader and saxophonist David Pituch in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Kritz, Beethoven). Sun 2/9, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Dale Clevenger, conductor, with tubaist Gene Pokorny in a free concert (Stevens, Borodin, Kodaly). Sun 2/9, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. Mon 2/10, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Sun 2/9, 3 PM, Ann Elise Smoot (Stanford, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Whitlock, Ives, Tournemire, Vierne, Dupre). Sun 2/16, 7:30 PM, Douglas Cleveland. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/7 and Sat 2/8, 8 PM, and Tue 2/11, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with violist Charles Pikler (Berlioz, Hindemith, Dvorak). Thu 2/13, 8 PM, Fri 2/14, 1:30 PM, and Sun 2/16, 3 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Radu Lupu (Brahms, Schoenberg, Beethoven). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Chelsea Tipton II conducts music of Mozart in a children's concert featuring the Magic Circle Mime Company. Sat 2/8, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free concert. Sat 2/8 and Sat 2/15, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KARL-DIETER CRISMAN harpsichord, in a free recital (Couperin, Bach, D. Scarlatti, Frescobaldi). Thu 2/13, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE AND NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Mark Maxwell and Anne Waller conduct a joint concert. Tue 2/11, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SINGERS Clayton Parr, conductor. Mon 2/10, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Rodney Dorsey, conductor. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Rodney Dorsey, conductor. Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with the North Central College Women's Chorale and cellist Na-Young Baek (Ravel, Debussy, Saint-Saens). Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD in a new-music program (DeSantis, Silverman, Ueno, Etezady). Sun 2/16, 5 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

TOM FARRELL guitar (Mertz, Takemitsu, Aguado, Tarrega). Sun 2/9, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/7, 12:10 PM, flutist Elisheva Margulies. Fri 2/14, 12:10 PM, organist Alistair Reid. 312-787-4570.

MARTHA GUTH soprano, with pianist Alison D'Amato (Copland, Liszt, Grieg, Crumb). Sun 2/16, 3 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 2:15 PM), Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

THOMAS HAMPSON AND DANIEL BARENBOIM baritone and piano, perform selections from Hugo Wolf's Mörike Lieder. Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sundays, 2-4 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce (Albeniz, Barrios, Kleynjans, and others). 773-486-1099.

MARGARET McELWAIN KEMPER organ, in a free concert (Bach, spirituals, and others). Sun 2/16, 7 PM, North Shore United Methodist Church, 213 Hazel, Glencoe. 847-835-1227.

KATINKA KLEIJN cello, in a free concert (Bach, Duport, Schubert). Sat 2/8, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 2/8, 2 PM, and Tue 2/11 and Fri 2/14, 7:30 PM, Harry Bicket, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Futral and countertenors David Daniels and Bejun Mehta (Handel, Partenope). Sat 2/15, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Veronica Villarroel, tenor Neil Shicoff, and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Verdi, A Masked Ball). 312-332-2244.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Alexander Toradze in an all-Prokofiev program. Sun 2/16, 4 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND (Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, Wagner). Sun 2/9, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-804-8263.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Nancy Menk conducts a "Valentine Pops" concert. Thu 2/13, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (Galindo, Dietz, King, Syverud, Karlins). Mon 2/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND Ryan Nelson, conductor (Lindroth, Persichetti, Murray, Hanson). Fri 2/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with violinist Gerardo Ribeiro (Elgar, Debussy). Sat 2/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

EMMANUEL PAHUD AND HELENE GRIMAUD flute and piano (Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Poulenc). Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Britten, Arnold, Reade). Sat 2/8, 2 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 773-442-4636.

DEBBIE PONKO AND MARGO SCHWARTZ violin and piano. Sat 2/8, 4 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

STEPHEN POWELL AND BARBARA SHIRVIS baritone and soprano, in a program of "love songs through the ages." Fri 2/14, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 2/8 and Sat 2/15, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAINT LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND BACH CHOIR Mark Bangert conducts Bach's Cantata BWV 147. Sun 2/9, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

DAVID SCHRADER harpsichord and clavichord. Sun 2/16, 2:30 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

FLORENCE SCHWARTZ AND JELENA DIRKS violin and piano (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 2/9 and Sun 2/16, 4 PM, private residences (call for locations). 773-442-4978.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Chopin, Liszt, Grieg). Fri 2/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane, conductor, with organist Marilyn Mulder (Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Weill). Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with violinist David Perry (Britten, Brahms). Sun 2/9, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

ALEXANDER TORADZE with other pianists from the Toradze Piano Studio. Sat 2/15, 7:30 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

TRIO REYKJAVIKUR (Beethoven, Dvorak, Nordal). See Critic's Choice. Sat 2/8, 3 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

MITSUKO UCHIDA piano (Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann). Sun 2/9, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Steven Huang conducts a free concert (Mozart, Herbert, J. Strauss, Gilbert and Sullivan). Sat 2/15, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

VERMEER QUARTET (Beethoven, Mozart, Britten, Grieg). Sun 2/16, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor (Bizet, R. Strauss, Mozart, Rachmaninoff). Sun 2/16, 3:30 PM, Hinsdale South High School, 75th and Clarendon Hills Rd., Darien. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat 2/8, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

YUAN-QING YU violin, in a free concert. Mon 2/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

fairs & festivals

CELEBRATION SHERWOOD! Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. Sat 2/8, 12:15 PM, All-City Junior High School Orchestra; 1:15 PM, violinist Tai Murray; 2:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory scholarship winners; 3:30 PM, all-school recital; 4:30 PM, faculty recital; 5:30 PM, Sherwoood Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. Festival also features workshops and master classes. 312-427-6267.

43RD ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th: Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Eddie C. Campbell, Pat & Ann Marie Broderick, Arna Rennan, Gary Johnston & Jim Nelson. Sat 2/8, 7:30 PM, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Southern Pride, Kolorit, Gary Johnston & Jim Nelson, Pat & Ann Marie Broderick, Bluegrass Mountaineers. Sun 2/9, 6 PM, Glenn Ohrlin, Polish Highlanders, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Eddie C. Campbell, Southern Pride. 773-702-7300.

miscellaneous

ALL-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Wed 2/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO ACCORDION CLUB Free in-store performance. Fri 2/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

FUNKADESI Sat 2/8, 4 PM (children's concert), and 7 PM (all-ages), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KIDS FARE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT Children's concert and discussion features music by Northwestern University bands. Sat 2/8, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LITCHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 2/7, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS Children's Mardi Gras concert. Sun 2/16, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 2/10, Cora Baldwin. Thu 2/13, Curie High School Jazz Band. 312-346-3278.

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