TRG Music Listings 

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

SANDY ANDINA Fri 7/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

ANDREUS performs as part of the AfroFolk Live series. Wed 7/23, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JERRY ARMSTRONG & THE LUNATIKS Thu 7/24, noon, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

ARROGANT WORMS Sun 7/20, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

AUTHORITY ABUSE, CUT THE SHIT, RITES, PUNCH IN THE FACE Fri 7/18, 9 PM, Swayzee Compound, 2244 W. 23rd Pl. 773-347-1211.

FRANZ BENTELER'S ROYAL STRINGS ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Kris & Ela Kasperowicz at 4 PM. Sun 7/27, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

THE BEST OF TIMES: BAILIWICK SINGS JERRY HERMAN under the direction of David Zak & Robert Ollis. Sun 7/20, 8 PM, Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

BLACK EYED PEAS Free in-store performance. Thu 7/24, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

TERENCE BLANCHARD SEXTET, ANGIE STONE, MAVIS STAPLES perform "The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard." Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BLUE MAN GROUP, TRACY BONHAM, VENUS HUM Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

BOSCO & JORGE, BLACK FOREST BLACK SEA Free in-store performance. Fri 7/18, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

CHICAGO CATZ perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Nino DiGiulio at 6 PM. Fri 7/18, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

JOE COCKER, JOE BONAMASSA Sold out. Fri 7/18, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

ALICE COOPER Tue 7/22, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE, BESTCELLAR, HALFWAY NORTH, HOP ON POP, INSIGHT, NEW MISTAKES, PAPER AIRPLANE PILOTS Benefit for Spade Kitty Records. Sat 7/26, 4 PM, Church of the Epiphany, 201 S. Ashland. 312-243-4242.

DJ TWILITE TONE Wed 7/23, 10:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DRE'S ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sat 7/19, 4 PM, Outdoor Garden, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

8-TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE 70s Musical revue under the direction of Rick Seeber. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, Sundays, 3 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Metropolis

Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

EXPLICIT LYRICS under the direction of Daryl Nitz & Matt Davis, with Gail Becker, Claire Bigley, Jared Leal, Gillian Kelly & Kristofer Simmons. Fridays, 10 PM, Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

FLOETRY Fri 7/18, 7:30 and 10:15 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

FRISBIE Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

JOE GATTONE Free concert. Fri 7/18, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DAVE GREEN Free concert. Fri 7/25, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

GROUND MONKEYS, BUDDY SHIP, COUGHS, SHARK MOUNTAIN Sat 7/19, 7 PM, Pink Section, 3165 S. Archer. 773-927-0136.

HARBOR LIGHTS Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

HOT ROCKS (ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE) Fri 7/18, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

HYPNOTIC ENSEMBLE Free in-store performance. Fri 7/25, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

JOURNEY, SAMMY HAGAR, .38 SPECIAL Fri 7/18, 6 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

JUANES, EL GUAPO All-ages. Sat 7/19, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

LAINIE KAZAN Sun 7/20, 5:30 PM, and Mon 7/21, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LIL' KIM, DA BRAT Sat 7/26, 4 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

LOS LOBOS, MAKTUB, UNDERWATER PEOPLE Fri 7/25, 6 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon. 312-742-2283.

LYLE LOVETT Tue 7/22, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, MUDVAYNE, DEFTONES Sat 7/26, 3 PM, Hawthorne Race Course, 3301 S. Laramie, Cicero. 708-780-3700 or 312-559-1212.

RHETT MILLER, KEVIN TIHISTA All-ages. Thu 7/24, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BOB MUSIAL Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

MUSIC FROM THE BASEMENT Fri 7/18 and Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

NAUTICAL ALMANAC, OCCASIONAL DETROIT Thu 7/24, 6 PM, Pink Section, 3165 S. Archer. 773-927-0136. Thu 7/24, 8 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer. 773-620-6131.

ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO Fri 7/25, 7:30 and 10:15 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

O'JAYS, FOUR TOPS, TEMPTATIONS, WHISPERS Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

OK GO, MENTHOL, COUGARS All-ages. Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 773-276-3600.

OPETH, PORCUPINE TREE All-ages. Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

OZZY OSBOURNE, KORN, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE, TRUST CO. perform at Ozzfest; on the second stage: Cradle of Filth, Voivod, Memento, Hotwire, Shadow's Fall, Grade 8, Twisted Method, Nothingface, Killswitch Engage, Unloco, Depswa, Motograter, Sworn Enemy. Sun 7/20, noon, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

OUTHUD Free in-store performance. Sat 7/26, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

PHISH Fri 7/18 and Sat 7/19, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D & Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

JAMES PRATHER Fri 7/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

QUEENSRYCHE, DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING All-ages. Sat 7/19, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

QUINN'S UNCLES Free concert. Mon 7/21, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

SALUTE TO IRVING BERLIN with Audrey Morris, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Joan Curto & Robert Sims. Wed 7/23, 7:30 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

SECOND HAND POETS Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

VONDA SHEPARD Fri 7/25, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SLIGHTLY OFF, SYNAPSE BOUND BOOK Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-9723.

DENNIS STROUGHMATT & THE CREOLE STOMP Free concert. Tue 7/22, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Sheridan & Church, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, HEART, SHOOTING STAR, NIGHT RANGER Sat 7/19, 3 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

SUMMER SOUNDSYSTEM 2003 All-ages outdoor event with Papa G, Brotha El, DJ Jesse de la Pena, DJ JoJo Flores, Peven Everett, DJ Anthony Nicholson, DJ Elbert Phillips, Erro, DJ Ron Trent. Sat 7/19, noon-10 PM, alley, Silver Room, 1410 N. Milwaukee. 773-278-7130.

BEN TAYLOR BAND Free in-store performance. Sat 7/19, 2 PM, Barnes & Noble, 1441 W. Webster. 773-871-3610.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, CHRISTINA AGUILERA See Critic's Choice. Tue 7/22, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212. Wed 7/23, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

TWANG BANG Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Happy Village, 1050 N. Wolcott. 773-486-1512.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE 18 & over. Sat 7/26, 11 PM, aboard Spirit of Chicago, departing from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. www.umphreys.com.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE All-ages. Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

PHIL VARCHETTA ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Big City Swing at 4 PM. Sun 7/20, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

VEE DEE, JOHN CIBA, ET CETERA, CASTRATION DJ, DOUGGPOUND, PRECIOUS BLOOD, LISA HEMMINGER, PETER ENGER, OZ, GENTLEMAN JOHN BATTLES, KATE CULLAN Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Dollhouse Gallery, 1609 N. Wolcott, #201. 773-856-5220.

ALANA WALLACE, T-10 & PSYCHO and others perform at "Crib Slam: Disability Takes on the Arts"; no cover. Wed 7/23, 7:30 PM, IDD Auditorium, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1640 W. Roosevelt. 312-355-1253.

"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC Sat 7/26, 7 and 10 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 7/18, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Deanna Varagona (see Spot Check), Melochrome. Sat 7/19, 9 PM, Gurlesque Burlesque with the Sissy Butch Brothers. Sun 7/20, 9 PM, Pernice Brothers (see Critic's Choice), Tyde, Warren Zanes (see Critic's Choice). Mon 7/21, 9 PM, Rilo Kiley, M. Ward & a Band of Four, Head of Femur (18 & over). Thu 7/24, 9 PM, Kills, Sights, Pearlene (18 & over). Fri 7/25, 10 PM, Garaj Mahal, New Deal, Addison Groove Project. Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Garaj Mahal, Addison Groove Project, Chicago Afrobeat Project. 773-478-4408.

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

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Mike G., Pat B. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Pat B. Thursdays, DJ Laura B. spins salsa, cha-cha, cumbia, bachata, and rock. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Ryan Hagen (with DJ 2 Much Funk Saturdays in the Loft). Thursdays, DJ Spin. Sun 7/27, noon, Deja Vu (benefit for Woodfield Area Children's Organization). 847-397-3100.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/18, Gidgets Ga Ga, Changes. Sat 7/19, Tanda, DJs spin. Thu 7/24, Dayna Malow, Wandering Endorphin, Shelly Miller, Matt Boyer, Beth Gillis, Ripley Caine perform at a songwriter slam. Fri 7/25, Rebecca F. & Alexander Sands. Sat 7/26, Stories for Boys. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 7/23, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 7/25, Dan Kahn Band. Sat 7/26, Dave Andersen & the I-Lites. 847-381-8585.

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 7/18, Avocet, Cane Corso, Redline. Sat 7/19, Carbonfour, Detour & others. Sun 7/20, Joseph Messing, Preston & Mark, Johnny L. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 7/22, Tangerine Arts Group. Wed 7/23, Model One, Long Distance Runner, Tenshun. Thu 7/24, Cocktail Preachers, Infrared, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Fri 7/25, Bob's Yer Uncle, Sam Dole, Tommy Rocks, Keith Betti. Sat 7/26, Eli Emily, Delafields, Bishop Allen, Tasty Wanton. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/18, Roxanne, Leper, Oso. Sundays, Stardust (David Bowie tribute) hosts an open jam. Wed 7/23, Sequoia, the Bark the Bite, Grinner, Blame Twilight, Ziggy 2000. Fri 7/25, Fuzzy Substrate, Johnny Rev, Rocky Denis. 773-278-5785.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 7/18, 7:30 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe (dinner show). Saturdays, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tue 7/22, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Thu 7/24, 7 PM, Mary Clare Barker. Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan (dinner show). 773-435-0130.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 7/20, Anthem. Sun 7/27, Witroy, Set-Up spin at the "Pleasure Play" party and benefit for the video Dominatrix Waitrix. 773-235-9100.

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

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Sat 7/19, 10 PM-3 AM, Analog Addicts. Sat 7/26, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Schmatic. 773-384-0701.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 7/18, 9 PM, Francis Magalona & Ely Buendia (all-ages). Sat 7/19, 5 PM, Freya, Silverstein, Adriell (all-ages); 10 PM, Cut Rate Box, HMB, State of the Union, Trigger D (18 & over). Sun 7/20, 8 PM, Three Dollar Bill, Chicago Kings, the Push, J+J+J (benefit for the film A Day on the Force). Mon 7/21, 9 PM, Magic Magicians (see Spot Check), Friend/Enemy, Just a Fire, Dakota/Dakota (18 & over). Wed 7/23, 9 PM, Cougars, Chinese Stars, Stillwell, Audreys. Thu 7/24, 6 PM, Arrivals, Methadones, Toys That Kill, New Black (all-ages); 10 PM, 1000 Vertical Ft., Signal Path. Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Noise Ratchet, Death on Wednesday, Working Title (all-ages); 9 PM, Teen Idols, Mexican Cheerleader (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Swivel Hips Smith. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Thu 7/24, Brendan Bayliss & Joel Cummins, Dexter Grove. 773-384-8600.

BRIAN'S CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North, West Chicago: Sat 7/26, 8:30 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-876-2000.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 7/19, 18 Speed Tranny, Big Bang Music Theory. 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Sundays, 3 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, music and spoken-word performances (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

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

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Thu 7/24, 8 PM, Moses Valdez. 312-942-0095.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/18, Penthouse Playboys. Sat 7/26, JT & the Clouds. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Unguided Missile, Paper Bullets, Phenoms. Sat 7/19, Bibliotecha, Love Dictators, Xists, Baleen Whales. 312-922-6392.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Country music at 9 PM. Sun 7/27, 7:30 PM, Diamondback (benefit for Porchlight Theatre includes 2-step dance lessons with Patrick Stamer; call 773-325-9884 for more information). 773-334-2402.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9:30 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 8 PM, Untitled open mike (all-ages). 773-743-5650.

CHELA JOE'S CAFE 1733 S. Halsted: Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Moira Cue & friends (no cover). 312-850-9360.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Seven Mary Three. Sat 7/19, Downlo, Love in a Box. Fri 7/25, Hooked on Sonics, Druthers. Sat 7/26, Insomnia, Something Strange. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fourth Friday of every month, Chicago Kings. 773-325-2233.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Fri 7/18, Casey, Phil & George. Sat 7/19, Tumbleweed. Fri 7/25, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 7/26, Emotional Shock. 847-256-8870.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop and rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. Fourth Thursday of every month, DJ Misa, DJ Roadhouse. 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.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. 847-952-8555.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop and house. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 7/18, 9 PM, Johnny Socko, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Mike & Joe, Heather Horton Band. Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJ Party Control. Thu 7/24, 9:30 PM, Revolution. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 7/18, Covergurl. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 7/25, Seventh Heaven. Sat 7/26, X-Side. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Saturdays, 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. In the Cabaret: Fri 7/18, 8 PM, Charlene Brooks; 10:30 PM, Alanda Coon. Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Michael Whelan with the Bradley Williams Trio; 10:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 7/20 and Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Tony Andriacchi. Wed 7/23, 8 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm. Thu 7/24, 8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Charlene Brooks; 10:30 PM, Lisa Lauren. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Michael Whelan with the Bradley Williams Trio; 10:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze, Johnny Price. Saturdays, DJ Mike D, Johnny Price. Tuesdays, Johnny Price spins breakbeat. Wednesdays, Ed Vantage, DJ Bliss. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 7/20, DJ Chris Peeler. Mon 7/21, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 7/22, DJ Justine, DJ Anna. Wed 7/23, DJ Daniel spins insurgent country. Thu 7/24, DJs Tim & Tony spin Britpop. Sun 7/27, Scott Cizek. 773-472-2771.

DIZZY'S BAR 401 S. Rte. 83, Grayslake: Music starts at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chris Sipos hosts an open mike. 847-223-7788.

DONNELLI'S 515 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Fri 7/18, 10 PM, CGR. 847-234-0225.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/18, 10 PM, Califone, Orso, Moviola. Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Omar, Julie Dexter, DJ Twilite Tone. Tue 7/22, 9 PM, Satori, Musical Outfits, Plane, Big Bang Music Theory. Wed 7/23, 9 PM, Sour Deluxe, American Cosmonaut, Exo, Assembly. Thu 7/24, 9 PM, Mars Williams Mushroom Massive. Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Disonic, Gaskit, Janus, Lucky Stiffs. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Seven Day Run, Scottish McMillan, Bamboo Grove. Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Voodou, Fashion Bomb, Project 44. 773-489-3160.

DOWN FROM THE TRACKS 50 E. Jefferson, Joliet: Fri 7/18, 8:30 PM, Straight Southern. Fri 7/25, 8:30 PM, Relics. 815-724-1190.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Alex & the All-Stars. Sat 7/19, Trilogy. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 7/25, Insomnia. Sat 7/26, Pirates Over 40. 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 7/18, Gelheads, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge. Sat 7/19, Pepper Boy, Supermint. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thursdays, Men Without Pants. Fri 7/25, Quantum Leap. Sat 7/26, Underwater People, Tom Chase Band. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 8 PM. Sat 7/19, Wingnuts. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 7/18, Waste, Bystander, Forgotten Four. Sat 7/19, Drunken Monkeys, Gayle Ritt, Steve Ashbrook, Matt Hoffer, Brenda Berry. Sundays, Sumo, Double Forte. Mon 7/21, Miles of Empty, Lovehammers. Tue 7/22, Et Cetera, Burnside Bridge, S-Control. Wed 7/23, Stone Samadhi, Somebody's Closet. Thu 7/24, Tina Schlieske & the Salvation Band. Fri 7/25, Sunhead King, Over Easy, Deconstructing Jim. Sat 7/26, June's Arrival, Fly Williams, Callisto. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 7/18, 10 PM, Squarepusher, Luke Vibert. Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Mu-Ziq, Salvo Beta, Dykehouse. Sun 7/20, 9:30 PM, Tenki, Marlboro Chorus, Driver of the Year. Mon 7/21, 10 PM, Nautical Almanac, Chuck Bettis, Black Stool, Vertonen (no cover). Wed 7/23, 9:30 PM, Life and Times, Ring Cicada, Prids. Thu 7/24, 10 PM, A.R.E. Weapons, Milemarker, Pelican. Fri 7/25, 9:30 PM, OK Go, Bang! Bang!, Trouble With Sweeney. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Outhud, Beans, Need New Body. Sun 7/27, 9:30 PM, Pink Bloque Rock Lotto. 773-276-3600.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: 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.

ETHYL'S 2600 S. Wentworth: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Rubber. Sat 7/19, DJ Vic. 773-909-2780.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Sun 7/20, and Fri 7/25, Dub Dis. Sat 7/19, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 7/23, Devon Brown. Thu 7/24, Hydro. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Fridays and Saturdays, Joe Garza, DJ Pascal, Jeff Moyer. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJ Alex, DJ Danny. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, DJ Lime. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. Thursdays, DJ Patrick B & MC Rozco. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; DJ Zuaz spins until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 7/18, JP & the Cats. Sat 7/19, Souls for Rent. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 7/25, Catfight. Sat 7/26, Rumor Has It. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/18, Fast Cat. Fri 7/25, Tommy Gun. Sat 7/26, Day Tripper. 773-685-8083.

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. Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 7/18, 6 PM, Roger Miret & the Disasters, the Fight, Matics; 10 PM, Race for Titles, Steven. Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Nerves, English Softhearts (see Spot Check), Caustic Resin, Shiv, Cobra High. Sun 7/20, 8 PM, Xanopticon, Girl Talk, Syne Lapse Variate, Impercept, Stoic Sex Pro. Tue 7/22, 8 PM, Black Lips, Krunchies. Wed 7/23, 8 PM, Foxtail, Planck Length. Thu 7/24, 6 PM, Locust, Thunderbirds Are Now, Kill Me Tomorrow, Yellow Press, Ilya (see Spot Check). Fri 7/25, 7 PM, Locust, Chinese Stars, Rah Bras, Neon Hunk, Toys That Kill. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Viza-Noir, Party of Helicopters, Sick Lipstick, An Albatross. Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Leftover Crack, Today Is the Day, Benumb, Dysrhythmia, the End. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 7/18, 9:30 PM, Last Train Home, Yellowhammers (in the side bar). Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Walter "Wolfman" Washington. Tue 7/22, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Wed 7/23, 8:30 PM, Dave Mason, Brother John. Thu 7/24, 8 PM, Bucket Shop, Souled Out. Fri 7/25, 10 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Rico. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. 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 7/18, Mint. Sat 7/19, Kraig Kenning. Fri 7/25, Bamboo Grove. Sat 7/26, Dry County. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 7/18, 9:30 PM, Matthew Moon. Tuesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 7/18, Nice & Smooth, Dirty MF. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/18, Immaculate Deceptions, Gravetones, Redneck Exorcist. Sat 7/19, Latest, Jack Crofoot. Wed 7/23, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 7/25, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sat 7/26, Urban Folk Parade, Sunspots. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 7/18, 7:30 PM, Roosevelt University Cabaret with Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Sat 7/19, 7:30 PM, Carla Gordon & Dan Stetzel; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 7/20 and Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 7/21, 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 7/22, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 7/23, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 7/24, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 7/26, 7:30 PM, Carla Gordon & Jim Cebastien; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 7/18 and Tue 7/22 through Fri 7/25, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 7/18, 9 PM, Sat 7/19, 10 PM, and Tue 7/22 through Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 7/20 and Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 7/21, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Every other Friday, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 7/18, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, King Johnson. 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Fridays, 6 PM, Gareth Wood. 312-664-5496.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9 PM, Speargrass with Bobby Georges. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Vortis (see Spot Check), When I Felt the Bullet Enter My Heart, Jim Testa. Sat 7/19, Unique Chique, Lab Partners, Halon. Sundays, Sample Ed1t with Madame Chan (no cover). Tue 7/22, 9 PM, Nick Curran & the Nitelifes. Thu 7/24, 9 PM, Quiet Kid, Deadweight, Twice Pipes. Fri 7/25, Dead Electric, Paperbacks. Sat 7/26, Stardust (David Bowie tribute), Rich Experience. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 7/19, 9 PM, Brain Surgeons (see Spot Check). Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Family of Souls. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 7/18 and Fri 7/25, 6 PM, live karaoke hosted by the Hootenanners. Fri 7/18, 10 PM, Pistol Whipped. Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Mon 7/21, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Entrance. Wed 7/23, 10 PM, DJ Dreamberg. Thu 7/24, 9 PM, Thin Man. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, DJ Tainted Love. Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree, Djin Teeth. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 7/22, 9 PM, Hermit hosts the hip-hop showcase "Strange Brew." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 7/18, 8:30 PM, Bruce Cockburn. Sat 7/19, 9 PM, Gord Downie & the Country of Miracles, Wes Cunningham (18 & over). Tue 7/22, midnight, Justin Timberlake (see Critic's Choice). Wed 7/23, 9 PM, Moenia (18 & over). Thu 7/24, 9 PM, Black Eyed Peas (18 & over). Fri 7/25, 7:15 PM, GBH, Circle Jerks, Bronx, Missing 23rd. Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Capleton, Cocoa Tea (18 & over). Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Gang Starr, Dan the Automator (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, Hashbrowns. 312-923-2000.

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 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/18, 10 PM, Members Only. Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Epic, DJ Finesse, Styx, Rob Thurmond. Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, John Eddie. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, 17th Floor. 312-337-3486.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, live karaoke. 630-325-3732.

KEY WESTER 1975 Glacier Pk., Naperville: Thu 7/24, 8 PM, Voices. 630-778-8700.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Mondays, Greg Shirilla. 773-772-3355.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

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

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

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, Annie Bangs, Chris Shaughnessy, DJ Scott Lucas. Thursdays, DJ Rick Ness. 773-665-1110.

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

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 9 PM, 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. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Saturdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx spin hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

LODGE AT 4 LAKES 5750 Lakeside, Lisle: Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Covergurl. 630-724-0450.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 7/18, 10 PM, Last Caress (Misfits tribute), Manhandlers, Illusions of Abbey, Egnaro. Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Blissfield, Super D. Sun 7/20, 9 PM, Kingside, Dionoid. Tue 7/22, 9 PM, Luke Pytel Band, Tina Angotti. Wed 7/23, 9 PM, Kick the Cat, Tom McCarthy. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Smittyvision, Halfway Jane. Sun 7/27, 8 PM, Captain Blood Orchestra. 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.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 7/18, 10 PM, Down the Line, Anne Harris, Katie Todd Band. Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Ben Taylor Band, Major's Junction, Cameron McGill. Sun 7/20, 8 PM, Bob Schneider. Thu 7/24, 9 PM, the If, Herb Eimerman, Rubies. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Family Style, Free Space. 773-404-9494.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 7/19, Rabble Rousers. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 7/18, 9 PM, Bumpus, Abstract Giants, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (18 & over). Sat 7/19, 6 PM, Alien Ant Farm, Die Trying, Strata (all-ages). Sun 7/20, 6 PM, Silent Treatment, Life at Sea, Open-Heart Surgery, Points West, Monday's Hero (all-ages). Wed 7/23, 8 PM, Eels (see Spot Check), MC Honky (18 & over). Thu 7/24, 7 PM, Mars Volta, Saul Williams, Rye Coalition (sold out). Fri 7/25, 6:30 PM, Lovehammers, Stripping the Pistol, Left Setter, Mighty Fine Machine (all-ages). Sat 7/26, 6:30 PM, August Premier, Hidden in Plain View, Punchline, Locale AM (all-ages). Sun 7/27, 6:30 PM, Gypsy Fly, Rockit Girl, Clearly & the Mainstream (all-ages). 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 with Donny Greco. 312-226-5989.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. 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. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Fri 7/18, 9 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/18, DJ Phil Free Art, Deejenosis, DJ Idiom. Sat 7/19, Johnny Rev, Parr-5. Sundays, "On Da Groove" open jam. Wed 7/23, Maniacal Bill & the Enablers, Kyle & Pat. Thu 7/24, Alienz Lie, Anthem. 773-486-7774.

MYRON & PHIL 3900 W. Devon, Lincolnwood: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, pianist Johnny Burnett. 847-677-6663.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/18, 3:30 PM, Deja Vu; 8 PM, Heartsfield. Sat 7/19, 11 AM, New Invaders; 3:30 PM, Red Pop Theory; 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Sun 7/20, 12:30 PM, Lisa Rene Band; 5:30 PM, Montgomery Street Band. Mon 7/21 through Thu 7/24, 11 AM, Pete Special. Tue 7/22, 5:30 PM, Bert Cattoni Band. Wed 7/23, 3:30 PM, Naomi Ashley & County Fair; 8 PM, Wombats. Thu 7/24, 3:30 PM, Kimi Hayes Band; 8 PM, Twist & Shout. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, 11 AM, Breakin' Strings. Fri 7/25, 3:30 PM, Vanessa Davis Band. Sat 7/26, 3:30 PM, Ladder 2600; 8 PM, Mack Pherson & the Struts. Sun 7/27, 5:30 PM, Gertrude. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 7/18, 10 PM, A Tribute to the Kinks with Dry County, Renee Giron & Suzanne Ecklund, Hot Dog City, Phil Angotti & the Idea, John Aselin, Cameron McGill, Neon Star, Pam Richardson. Sat 7/19, 10 PM, A Tribute to the Kinks with Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Ken Coomer, Nate Wolcott, John Peacock, Andy Leach, Panda Panda, Pages, New Constitution, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Millions, Jenny Choi & Third Shift, Saps, Epicycle & others. Sun 7/20, 2 PM, Mark Cleveland Band; 7 PM, Down the Line, Alex Maier (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul & hip-hop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. Thu 7/24, 8:30 PM, Zen Feat, Mighty Fine Machine, Celestial Static, Rockets Over Sweden. Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Turnstyles, Big Sky String Band, Digable Cat. Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Lucky Ned Peppers, Goiter, Signal 6 (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

NEW DATING GAME 8924 S. Stony Island: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin neo-soul, deep house & old school at an open mike for poetry and spoken word. 773-374-8883.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Disinter, Gorgasm, Maggot Twat. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 7/24, 8 PM, Akire Bubar & Aerin Tedesco perform with Nikki Patin at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 7/18, Mighty Fine Machine, Drive, Blackmaker. Sat 7/19, Riddle of Steel, Bear Claw, Jason Blake Band, Von Frickle. Mon 7/21, Kraiven, Poetic Intelligence, Phunk. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 7/23, Domestic Imports, 1908, Elementary Thought Process, Elad Love Affair. Fri 7/25, Flywheel, American Motherload, Head On. Sat 7/26, Starcandy, Growing Nation, Tina Howell Band. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 7/18, 6 PM, Panic 12:52, Lifter, Ditchwater, Room 13 (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Leyden Moon, Dress Rehearsal. Sat 7/19, 5 PM, Hedder, Immortality, Underfed, Fifty Caliber (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute), Perfect Red. Fri 7/25, 6 PM, Gone 2 Far, Nancy School, Fifty Caliber, Bullets (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Founder, Thanatopsis, Khaos Theory, Diamond Dog. Sat 7/26, 6 PM, No Fate, Cacti (all-ages); 10 PM, Joe Blazer (in the beer garden). Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Dope, Dog Fashion Disco, Shiver, Rebels Without Applause (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Dean Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Voices. 708-388-8881.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Blaked, Radial Bloom. Sat 7/19, War. Mon 7/21, Dope, Dog Fashion Disco, Wolfpac. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/18, Milkplow, Tribe of Souls. Sat 7/19, Dugout. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 7/23, Sun Spot. Thu 7/24, Mad Hornet After Hour. Fri 7/25, Bad Forum. Sat 7/26, Creepy D. Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Craig Moorefield; 10 PM, Mee Fees. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 7/19, 11 PM, Analog Radio, Turnpike Down. Wed 7/23, 10 PM, Post Haste, Cory Hance (no cover). Thu 7/24, 9 PM, Jocelyn Baker. Sat 7/26, 11 PM, America's #1 Sweetheart. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Thu 7/24, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE MOON 1502 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant. Sun 7/20, 6 PM, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys (benefit for the Democratic Party of Evanston). 847-328-1181.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 8 PM. Fri 7/18, 41 Rivers, Chris Fuller, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio, Treatment. Sat 7/19, Black Print, North Atlantic, Milgram. Fri 7/25, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers, Winnie, Buzz Specters. Sat 7/26, Grand Marais, Names, Swimmer Missing. 773-248-3093.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Double Barrel Darrel. 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; 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Thu 7/24, Ulta Maxx. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Nine Miles, Lubriphonic. Thursdays, 10 PM, Leddie Garcia, Taylor, Rick Garcia. 312-492-6100.

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

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/18, Rogue, Synix. Sat 7/19, Posin', Angry Chair. Fri 7/25, Night Riders, Selective Recall, Antix. Sat 7/26, Z Sharp, Storm. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 7/18, 7:30 PM, Pine Valley Cosmonauts (see Critic's Choice); 10:30 PM, Kelly Hogan, Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air Show, Carolyn Mark. Sat 7/19, 7 PM, Doug Hoekstra, Mark Sheehy; 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Starch Martins. Sun 7/20, 8 PM, Sam Shaber, Edie Carey, Andrew Kerr, Ellis, Lanky. Mon 7/21, 9 PM, Polymer, Mount St. Helens, Hanalei (benefit for National AIDS Marathon Training Program; 18 & over). Tue 7/22, 9 PM, Duenow, Benjy Davis Project (18 & over). Wed 7/23, 9 PM, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Organ Wolf. Thu 7/24, 9 PM, Chris Lee, Will Johnson, Summer Hymns. Fri 7/25, 9:30 PM, Lucksmiths, Pas/cal, New Constitution, Sprites. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Soviet, the Race, Mahjongg, Disc Jockey CB. Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Mer, Ordinary Peoples (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 7/20, Dan Darrah. Tue 7/22, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

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. 773-772-6656.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. Sundays, 8 PM, Equilibrium poetry open mike features a jazz band and DJs. 773-373-2233.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Shack o' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, showcase with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 7/18, Sharks, Those Peabodys (see Spot Check), Slick 57, Deer. Sat 7/19, Detholz, Black Giraffe, Donkey Punch. Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Tue 7/22, Peven Everett, Ft. Ivan. Wed 7/23, Bosco & Jorge, Crush Kill Destroy, Hedonists Maybe, Franklin Goodlove, DJ Rotten Milk, Livewire, Mike Krause. Thu 7/24, Zapruder Point, My Left Arm, Lance Drake. Fri 7/25, Synge, Yesmen, 53 Minutes. Sat 7/26, Front of Truck, Thee Shams, Transition, Etiquette. 773-278-6600.

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

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 7/18, 8 PM, Dag Juhlin, Tommi Zender, Erich Specht. Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Jeff Libman, Gina Forsyth, Malvinas. Sun 7/20, 7 PM, Julie Lloyd, Martine Locke, Ellen Rosner. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 7/23, 8 PM, Steven Jackson. Thu 7/24, 8 PM, Rachel Garlin. Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Chuck Cheeseman, Ann McWilliams. Sat 7/26, 6 PM, Twang Bang, Laura Freeman, Akire Bubar, Aerin Tedesco. Sun 7/27, 7 PM, BanjerDan, Julie Frost, Rose Fries. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Monstrum Sepsis, Positron, Micronaut, Manufactura. Sundays, open turntables. Sat 7/26, DeMilos, Irradio. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mon 7/21, 10 PM, Pete Special Band. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/18, Infinity. Sat 7/19, Red Woody. Thu 7/24, Three Bean Salad hosts an open jam. Fri 7/25, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 7/26, Fabulous Janes, Risk! Sun 7/27, Seven Nations. 630-264-2739.

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 7/18, Steepwater Band. Fri 7/25, Centerdrive. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. 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: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/18, Homunculus, Hyper Maximus, Leave. Sat 7/19, Peel, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Hillbilly Winos, Hell's Half Acre. Sundays, 8:30 PM, T.S. Henry Webb. Mondays, 11 PM, live karaoke. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 7/23, Quiver Lip, Stories for Boys, Sun Spot. Thu 7/24, Hack 'n' Wheeze, Pala. Fri 7/25, PH Balance, Shamier, Urbanized Music. Sat 7/26, Bizarro, Somewhere In Between, Artificial West. 773-929-1300.

ZAKOPANE 1734 W. Division: Thu 7/24, 9 PM, Powerknobs, Twang Bang. 773-486-1559.

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

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

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synth wave, goth, and industrial dance. 773-477-5238.

BADA BING 1840 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons & friends spin urban disco (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, goth, and industrial dance (no cover). 773-395-1000.

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, Dave Britton. Sundays, Shon Dervis, DJ A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, James Lauer, Bickabus. 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, Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Christopher Robin, John Jackson spin trans-Euro groove. Sundays, 10 PM, DJ Chester. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, 10 PM, Heather Doble. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ PCS, DJ 33 & 1/3. Saturdays, DJ Vic the Wolf, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ PCS. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons, Lawrence Vince. Tuesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Wednesdays, DJ Andrew. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 7/18, Heather Doble. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin & guests spin techno. Wed 7/23, DJ SS, Poolside, Carbide. Thu 7/24, Chris Gin. 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, DJ 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.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin industrial, electro, synth pop & noise on the second floor. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, DJ ESP Woody McBride, Phantom 45, Jimmie Page, Diva D (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, and KScape. 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old-school house & reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house & hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 312-475-9800.

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

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

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Kandle. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

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, DJ Eddie, DJ 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 with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, and 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: Saturdays, 6 PM-3 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJs spin; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: Fri 7/18, 10 PM, Pulz-8, David Fenmore. 773-296-1478.

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: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 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, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins house, downtempo, and soul (no cover). 773-528-2220.

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

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 7/21, 10 PM, DJ Tes, DJ Tom Windish, DJ Ray_Rod. 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: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs spin Top 40. 312-377-1727.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, Water with Kennedy Octane & others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 312-421-1759.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Thursdays, Paul Blair, Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (no cover). 312-787-7600.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 11 PM, Ron Troupe & Shaun T. spin house. Saturdays, 6 PM, Malik Shabazz & Beto Roxx spin hip-hop, house, and R&B. 773-235-5700.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique, Dirty MF. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, DJ 33 & 1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (preceded by the Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike at 7:30 PM). Tuesdays, Vince Adams, Pharris Thomas, Phat Mike, John Styles. Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. 312-666-1695.

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

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence & Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 9 PM, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

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). 773-395-0066.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, Lawrence Vince and guest DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5 AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Sun 7/20, 10 PM-2 AM, Jojo Flores, the Mad Thinker, Kennedy Octane, Erro. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

HOGS & HONEYS 1555 N. Sheffield: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 312-377-1733.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 7/25, 11:45 PM, Seb Fontaine (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); patio open all season. Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins, with fortune tellers. Thursdays, Todd Victory, DJ Tobias, DJ Madrid. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Quentin. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host Sassy Sundays with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb & Pharris Thomas. Wed 7/23, 9 PM, Chicago DJ Explosion (no cover). Thursdays, 7 PM, DJ Mike O (no cover). 312-337-3486.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJ Frique, DJ AM/PM. Thursdays, DJ 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, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. Thursdays, Jesse de la Pena. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, General Jah Son. Saturdays, DJs spin house & hip-hop. Sundays, Derrick Wize. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, Flirt with Margaret Noble, Rebecca, Janel Roland, Code Blue, Michelle Musial, Brenda D, Shaka 23, and Kali. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. Sat 7/26, DJ Striz. 773-772-3355.

LEGO, ABDUCTED WITH MC PHASE, BLUE J 18 & over. Tue 7/22, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-509-5019.

LLOYD'S CHICAGO 200 W. Madison: Fridays, 8 PM, Maurice Culpepper, Vince Adams spin old school, R&B, hip-hop, and house. 773-866-8022.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays through Thursdays, DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MARY Y SOL 816 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin downtempo & trip-hop. 630-446-4001.

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

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, Club Babalou DJs spin salsa. 312-427-2572.

MY BAR 3555 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Architektur spins downbeat, trip-hop, nu jazz & dub. 773-296-1770.

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop 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 'n' bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly in the Ghost Bar (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Todd. Saturdays, DJ Sheldon. 312-575-9900.

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

ORLY'S 1660 E. 55th: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Stoney, DJ Corleone spin hip-hop, deep house, and reggae (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Stoney. Mondays, Leonard Part Sixx, Jam Master J spin deep house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-638-2469.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 7/20, 3-7 PM, De Mi spins electro, Gold "D" spins rare grooves & funk, Alexander Grooves & DJ Plush spin house. Sun 7/27, 3-7 PM, De Mi spins electro, Gold "D" spins rare grooves & funk, Michelle Musial spins UK garage & 2-step, Rick Star spins techno. 773-486-9862.

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, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, 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, DJ Twilite Tone, DJ 33 & 1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, Mark Grant, DJ Lego, Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

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

REJS Lake Michigan cruise with Andre Solaris & other DJs. Sat 7/26, 12:30-4 AM, departs from IBM Building, 330 N. Wabash. 847-670-3300.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs spin Spanish rock. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-491-9600.

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

THE ROYAL 2401 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fri 7/18, 9 PM-2 AM, BMG, Luis Aguilera, Tobias, Trancid, Johnny Love, Livewire. 773-276-3232.

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

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Last Saturday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Burak spins Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin, Euro, and Persian dance music. 773-381-7171.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 10 PM, Ciro, Frankie J, Stunna, Moodswing, Seanie Mack spin drum 'n' bass & more (no cover). 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble, Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, 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.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 7/18, Mark Grant, Janel Roland. Sat 7/19, Justin Long, Dan X, Alena, Mike Pugh. Sundays, DJ Erin & the Kraut. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth & electro. Fourth Wednesday of every month, Mike Cook spins rap, rockabilly, 80s metal & classic rock. Thu 7/24, Chuck Flask, Marko Katic, Josh Werner. Fri 7/25, Johnny Fiasco, J-Dub. Sat 7/26, Miles Maeda, E-Tones. 773-549-4140.

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, 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, DJ Goose, Ronnie G., DJ Abyss. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

STAR BAR 2150 Ogden, Aurora: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Pat Clark, Kenny Jammin' Jason, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Erik K, Blitz. Thursdays, Retroactive. 630-236-0900.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. Sun 7/20, Far Rad. 773-252-9700.

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Matty, Chris Quinn. Saturdays, Harry the Blade, DJ Tobias. Wednesdays, Justin Reed, DJ Solace spin Brazilian and Latin house. Thursdays, Shaka 23. Last Friday of every month, Bear Who?, DJ Lego, Julio Bishop. 312-223-9232.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Saturdays, DJ Vic, DJ Isaac. Tuesdays, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, Psycho Bitch, Nikki Cam Cam, DJ Taso, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, DJ Lego (no cover). 312-274-9500.

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: Music starts at 10 PM. Fridays, Omar spins house & hip-hop. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house & trance. Thursdays, DJ John spins house. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Scratch-n-Sniff spins retro rock and old-school hip-hop. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, and J-Biz spin old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 773-227-4906.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, 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, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D'S 1902 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/25, J+J+J, Far Rad, Mike Broers, Subliminal Propaganda Institute. 773-871-6239.

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 7/18, Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol, DJ Mike Z. Sat 7/19, Low-End Specialists, K-Swing. Sun 7/20, Ryan Bedlam (with burlesque performances by Dita Von Teese). Fri 7/25, Misty Martinez, Pier Novikov, Mara Marrs. Sat 7/26, Uberzone, Billy Nasty, Kyle Szmurlo. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. Tuesdays, Rick Martinez, Alex Perez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed, Laura B. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1, Peter Haze spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. Thursdays, DJ Solange, DJ Finesse. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Chris Walsh, Jeremy Coutre spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego, DJ Reggie spin prog, house & trance. Thursdays, Jeremy Coutre spins deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Sativa, Frank Solano, Chris Santiago, Jon Cutler, E-Man. Saturdays, Andre Harris, PNS. Fri 7/25, Brett Johnson, Lawnchair Generals. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, DJ Caffeine, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Night, DJ Double J. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

BILL CAMPLIN, TRICIA ALEXANDER Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-0731.

CHICAGO BROKEN PLEDGE CEILI BAND WITH LIZ CARROLL performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Susanna Haslett at 6 PM. Thu 7/24, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CHIRPS, STEVE & OTHERS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing. Mon 7/21, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

NANCY HAYS & THE SAWYER BROTHERS BAND perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with John & Bonnie Newcomer at 6 PM. Sat 7/19, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

TOM HENRY Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CLAUDIA RUSSELL & BRUCE KAPLAN Free concert. Sat 7/19, 7 PM, Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell. 312-742-7594.

SONG CIRCLE Free in-store performance. Saturdays, 9 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STRONG VOICES Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

SUNNYSIDE UP Free concert. Sun 7/20, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-742-1079.

APRIL VERCH with Philippe Breau, Taylor Buckley, and Mark Bru. Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

AARON WILLIAMS Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Ruby Harris, Wavey Dave & others host a bluegrass jam. 773-384-8600.

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, Big John, DJ Sux. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/19, Hoyle Brothers. Fri 7/25, Lonestar State. 773-384-2547.

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

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

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Mon 7/21, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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. Sun 7/20, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chico. 773-878-3343.

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Donnybrook. 312-836-0066.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 7/22, 8 PM, James Lee Stanley, Bucky Halker. 708-788-2118.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 7/26, James Lee Stanley. 219-464-4700.

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

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

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.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Irish session. 630-325-3732.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Thu 7/24, 9 PM, Siderunners, Stone City Stragglers, Ghosts of Angola. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 7/21, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, 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.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Steve Forbert. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 7/18, Compound Interest with Anna Stange & Mike Lenich. Sat 7/19, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 7/25, Akire Bubar. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

BILL BRICKEY spins soul and R&B. Wed 7/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LEFTY COLLINS & THE NO MERCY BAND Sun 7/27, 3:30 PM, Navy Pier Blues Stage, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

JOHNNY DRUMMER & THE STARLIGHTERS Free concert. Thu 7/24, 7:30 PM, James Park, Dodge & Mulford, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

PHIL GUY & THE CHICAGO BLUES BAND Fri 7/18, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

HOWLIN' AT THE MOON Jackie Taylor & Jimmy Tillman's "bluesical" about Howlin' Wolf, with Rick Stone, Dwight Neal, Qween Roy & Desla Epison. Sundays, 3 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451 or 312-902-1500.

ERIC NODEN Mon 7/21, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

PIANO C. RED & THE FLAT FOOT BOOGIE BLUES BAND Sundays, 8 AM-3 PM, New Maxwell Street Market, 1600 S. Canal. 312-437-0808.

ROSA'S BLUES CRUISE with Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 7/19, 12:30 AM, aboard Spirit of Chicago, departing from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 773-342-0452.

MARTY SAMMON BAND Free concert. Fri 7/18, 6:30 PM, Paschen Park, 1932 W. Lunt. 312-742-7865.

CORKY SIEGEL Fri 7/25, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

VOODOO PILOT Sat 7/19 and Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

AL'S 404 LOUNGE 404 W. 79th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-846-5467.

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 9:30 PM. Fri 7/18, Tenry Johns Band. Sat 7/19, Detroit Junior. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/18 and Sat 7/19, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley

Johnson. Mon 7/21, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 7/22, Linsey Alexander Band. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/18 and Sat 7/19, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 7/22, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. 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 7/18, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 7/19, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. Sun 7/20, Quintus McCormick. Mon 7/21, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 7/22, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 7/23, Pistol Pete. Thu 7/24, Vino Louden. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BOB & LOIS'S PLACE 745 E. 75th: Sundays, 9 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-488-1355.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/19, Uptown Blues Project. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 7/18, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Michael Burks, Tad Robinson. Sat 7/19, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Tinsley Ellis, Quintus McCormick. Mon 7/21, Brother John hosts the jam. Fri 7/25, Joe Louis Walker. Sun 7/27, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-427-0333.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Fri 7/25, 5:30 PM, Zora Young & Hott. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 7/18, Tinsley Ellis. Sat 7/19, Carl Weathersby. Fri 7/25, Mark Selby. Sat 7/26, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

DOWN FROM THE TRACKS 50 E. Jefferson, Joliet: Sun 7/20, 4-8 PM, T Bird Huck hosts a jam session. 815-724-1190.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 7/19, Just Us. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 9 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 7/19, 9 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 7/26, 9 PM, A.C. Reed. 630-416-4898.

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.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 7/19, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 7/22, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). Thursdays, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 7/26, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 7/18, 10 PM, and Sat 7/19, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band hosts the Sunday Night Spotlight blues-singer competition. Mon 7/21, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. Tue 7/22, 9:30 PM, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 7/23, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. Thu 7/24, 9:30 PM, and Fri 7/25, 10 PM, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/18, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 7/18 and Sat 7/19, Larry McCray. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Dion Payton, Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 7/24 through Sat 7/26, W.C. Clark. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Tuesdays and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Tuesdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, Pete's All-Stars. 773-846-7374.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Dain Brammage. 630-446-4001.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/25, 8 PM, the Business. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/19, Harlan Terson. Sat 7/26, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fri 7/18 and Fri 7/25, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fri 7/18, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Wed 7/23, Matthew Skoller Duo. Sat 7/26, Blue Rubies. 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 7/18, Street Corner Blue. Sat 7/19, Bluz Dadeez. Wed 7/23, Fruteland Jackson. Fri 7/25, Lisa G. & Montage. Sat 7/26, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Fri 7/18, Charlie Love. Sat 7/19, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sun 7/20, 8 PM, all-star jam with Eddy Clearwater, Billy Branch, Jimmy Johnson, Melvin Taylor, Phil Guy, Sammy Fender, Charlie Love, Big Ray, Toronzo & Cannonball Express, Vini & the Demons, and others. Fri 7/25, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 7/26, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 7/27, Vini & the Demons host the jam. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 7/18, Larry Garner (see Critic's Choice). Sat 7/19, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 7/18, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 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.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Thu 7/24 and Sun 7/27, Clayton Miller Band. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/18, Vino Louden. Sat 7/19, Liz Manville. Fri 7/25, Joanna Connor. Sat 7/26, Bumblebee Bob. 847-991-2150.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 7/24, Brother John. 312-441-9334.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. 708-389-7810.

VAUGHAN'S PLACE 6633 S. Ashland: Wednesdays, 9 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-434-1662.

WALLACE'S CATFISH CORNER 2800 W. Madison: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Cyrus Hayes with Lady Lee & others. 773-638-3474.

WIDOW MCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 4-8 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

Jazz

Concerts

DEE ALEXANDER Thu 7/24, 6:30 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

TERENCE BLANCHARD SEXTET, ANGIE STONE, MAVIS STAPLES perform "The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard." Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SAM BURCKHARDT COMBO Free concert. Thu 7/24, 6:30 PM, Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan. 312-742-7802.

JIM CLARK'S JAZZ PEOPLE perform at the arts event "Bats & Chimney Swifts" (preceded by a reception at 5 PM with photography by Joe Kayne). Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods Rd. between Half Day Rd. (Rte. 22) and Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. 847-968-3321.

TONI DIDONATO, INDIGO Thu 7/24, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, Davis & Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

KAHIL EL'ZABAR TRIO Tue 7/22, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

FLIPPOMUSIC Free concert. Sun 7/20, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

BURGESS GARDNER ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Margot McGraw Toppen & Riley Wimes Jr. at 6 PM. Sat 7/26, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GUITARS & SAXES Fri 7/25, 6:30 and 9:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

TED HOGARTH Fri 7/25, 6:30 PM, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. 312-742-7603.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Free concert. Tue 7/22, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

HOT JAZZ, 6 COOL NIGHTS featuring Janice Borla, Judy Niemack, and Roseanna Vitro with Floyd Standifer, Dan Haerle, Kelly Sill, Jack Mouse, and Jeanfrancois Prins. Fri 7/18 through Thu 7/24, 8 PM, Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5620.

HENRY JOHNSON ORGAN EXPRESS Thu 7/24, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

MEGON MCDONOUGH Fri 7/18, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ ENSEMBLE, NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE JAZZ COMBOS Sat 7/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPEN JAM hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer & pianist Justin Dillard (no cover). Sundays, 3-7 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7051 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free concert. Wed 7/23, 6:30 PM, McFetridge Park, 3843 N. California. 312-742-7585.

RAGTIME RAMBLERS Sun 7/27, 2 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JUDY ROBERTS WITH JACKIE ALLEN & DEE ALEXANDER Free concert. Fri 7/25, 7 PM, Columbus Park Refectory, 571 W. Jackson. 312-427-1676.

JOHN SCOFIELD BAND, GROOVATRON 18 & over. Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SENABELLA & JAZZ DELUXE Sat 7/19, 7 PM, Radcliffe Hunter House, 3800 S. Michigan. 773-268-2383.

SUENOS Fri 7/18, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

LINDA TATE TRIO Free concert. Tue 7/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 7/19, 9:30 PM, Dave Gordon Quintet (see Critic's Choice). 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 and Wednesdays, noon, Martez Rucker. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Sun 7/20, 5 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain hosts a jam session with Lara Jenkins, Michael Milo, Sue Pasquale. 847-717-6759.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Rudy Jackson & Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/18 and Sat 7/19, Carlos Cannon. Sun 7/20 through Sun 7/27, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 7/19, 9:30 PM, Frank D'Rone. Fri 7/25, 9:30 PM, Bob Perna & Persistence. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Montgomery Street Band. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 7/23, Airborne. 630-406-0008.

CAFE CAPPUCCINO 5 N 105 South Route 53, Itasca: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain & friends. 630-285-1020.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, Chieko Kurauchi. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 7/19, Jon Mueller, Jerome Bryerton, Steven Hess. Fri 7/25, Fractured Flag, Richard Nickel Transaction Ensemble. Sat 7/26, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 7/18, Sat 7/19, and Thu 7/24, Bob Davis Trio. Wed 7/23, Dave Simone Trio. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Ed Coward Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Tue 7/22, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant with music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Craig Lanigon & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays and Mondays, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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, Joe Iaco & Rachel Pardo. 312-467-0546.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 8 PM, Truth. 773-235-5700.

ELI'S CHEESECAKE WORLD 6701 W. Forest Preserve: Restaurant. Fri 7/18, 5 PM, Horner Park Jazz Band. 773-205-3800.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 7/19, 9:30 PM, Jeb Bishop Trio. Tue 7/22, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music starts at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 7/18, John Mose Trio. Sat 7/19, Ron Smith Trio. Fri 7/25, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 7/26, WesBound Trane. 630-377-9222.

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 7/20, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barrett & Esenberg Group. Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. Thursdays, 6 PM, Mark Barrett. 773-528-4033.

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 7/21, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band. 773-489-5471.

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 7/20, 2 PM, Don Stiernberg's Hot Strings Plus One. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Nick Alvarez Quartet. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 7/19, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Frank Catalano Band. Tuesdays, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 7/24 and Fri 7/25, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Leroy Jones Quintet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 9 PM, Jimijon Jazz Experience. 312-664-5496.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph. Fri 7/18, 9 PM, Von Freeman Quartet. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 7/19, 8 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown. Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 7/21, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Four Charms. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Sun 7/27, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group. 773-878-5552.

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: Sun 7/20, 3 PM, Lucy Smith Quartet, Stephanie Wells Project; 8 PM, Lynn Book. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, Karl E.H. Seigfried, 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. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic, Paul Martin. 312-649-1121.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/18, Suenos. Fri 7/25, Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

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

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 7/18 through Sun 7/20, Pharoah Sanders Quartet with William Henderson, Don Pate & George Fludas. Tue 7/22 through Sun 7/27, Roy Haynes Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JC'S PUB & RISTORANTE 13101 Cicero, Midlothian: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Manfree & Vibrations. 708-388-7755.

JIMMY'S PLACE 13822 S. Indiana, Riverdale: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Senabella & Jazz Deluxe. 708-849-1990.

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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Fri 7/18, 9:30 PM, Carl Leukaufe Combo with Lou Marini. Sat 7/19, 9:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Trio with Michelle Thomas. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio; 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 7/25, 9:30 PM, Yaron & Jakub. Sat 7/26, 9:30 PM, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fri 7/18, 9 PM, Douce Ambience. Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. 773-728-2663.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Tuesdays and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Ron Salter & the Most Wanted Jazz Quartet host an open mike. 773-493-3477.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tue 7/22, A View From the Side with Eric Koppa, Thaddus Franklin, Andres Castillo, Matt Ulery, and John Smillie. 773-525-2422.

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

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. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Scott Earl 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 7/18 and Sat 7/19, 10 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Wed 7/23, 7 PM, Jazz Vertigo. Fri 7/25, 10 PM, Three Blind Mice. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jazz Jam Adventure. 708-366-8073.

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Doug Rosenberg Trio. 630-904-7401.

MOOD CAFE 446 E. 43rd St.: Saturdays, 9 PM, Trace Ellington. Sundays, 6 PM, Trace Ellington. 773-624-8002.

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

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Savoir Faire. 773-235-2757.

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

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-9400.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Mondays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 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 in the Lobby Lounge. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/18 and Sat 7/19, Dave Specter Trio. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Marc Pompe Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Devil in a Woodpile. Thursdays, King Fleming Trio. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scott. 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 7/20, 7 PM, Square Root of 5 Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM weeknights, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sat 7/19, Morphology Quartet, Carl Davis Quartet. Tue 7/22, Mark Madsen. Fri 7/25, Rankinfyle. Sat 7/26, Ken Chaney Experience. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Fourth Tuesday of every month, Suenos. 773-276-9730.

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

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thursdays, JT & the Clouds. Sat 7/26, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHEBEEN KING 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fridays, 8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble performs at an open mike for poets and musicians. 312-263-1649.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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

STETSON'S CHOP HOUSE & BAR Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker: Saturdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Marshall Nelson Duo. 312-565-1234, ext. 4490.

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

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Thu 7/24, 9:30 PM, Sound in Action Trio. 773-862-3616.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Six-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: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jeff Morrison & friends (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Tue 7/22, 8 PM, Jason Seed Quartet. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Lisa McLowry Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

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

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/18 and Sat 7/19, 8 Bold Souls. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 7/24, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Fri 7/25, Lance Bryant Quartet. 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.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 7/25, 7 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio with Rita Duarte. 630-663-9467.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Arlo Stanfield Sextet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

KINAN ABOU-AFACH Free concert. Sun 7/27, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-742-1079.

AFRICARIBE Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Roberto Clemente Community Academy Auditorium, 1147 N. Western. 312-666-3430.

ALI BANGASH Sun 7/20, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CARPACHO Y SU SUPER COMBO performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Manny Lopez-Marquez at 6 PM. Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CONJUNTO with Angel D'Cuba. Thu 7/24, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-0516.

JUAN IGLESIAS Free concert. Fri 7/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANDREAS KAPSALIS TRIO Free flamenco concert. Fri 7/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SONES DE MEXICO Free concert. Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Avondale Park, 3516 W. School. 312-742-7581.

JORGE VELOSA & LOS CARRANGUEROS Wed 7/23, 7 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-534-3954.

International

Clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 N. River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, 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: Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians, singers, and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 7/18, 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble with Emilo Valdes. Sat 7/19, 8:30 PM, Natacha Atlas (see Critic's Choice), Electro Bamako, DuOud, So Kalmery. Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Tamburitza Rroma, Gypsy Fire & Soul. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express. Sun 7/27, 8 PM, Lunares. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 7/27, Las Guitarras de Espana, Shona Musicians From Zimbabwe. 773-404-9494.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Thursdays, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, Johnny Rumba, DJ El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats (with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9:30 PM). 312-642-7251.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-545-7022.

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

CLAIRE AEBERSOLD & RALPH NEIWEEM pianos (Mozart, Downey, Schubert). Fri 7/18, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

BUFFY BAGGOTT mezzo-soprano, in a free concert (Berlioz). Mon 7/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CRISTINA BIAGINI & MARCO MARZOCCHI pianos (Brahms, Schubert, Tchaikovsky). Thu 7/24, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

JOAN BLACKMAN & MARLENA TURESKI violin & cello, perform music of Beethoven in a free concert. Tue 7/22, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

MICHAEL CALMES & TIMOTHY SMITH tenor & organ, in a benefit for the Defeat Diabetes Foundation. Sat 7/19, 6 PM, Fourth Congregational Church, 2625 N. Talman. 773-486-1184 or 630-653-3480.

CANDIDE Francesco Milioto conducts a Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs production of Leonard Bernstein's opera. Free admission; advance tickets required. Thu 7/24, Fri 7/25, and Sun 7/27, 8 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 877-244-2246.

SAORI CHIBA piano, in a free recital (Barber, Chopin, Debussy, Ginastera, Milhaud). Sun 7/20, 7 PM, Mather Place of Wilmette, 2801 Old Glenview, Wilmette. 847-491-9155.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 7/18, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard in an all-Beethoven program; see Critic's Choice. Sat 7/19, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Yefim Bronfman (Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak); see Critic's Choice. Sun 7/20, 8 PM, Andrew Litton conducts music of Richard Strauss in a "Theater Project" production of Le bourgeois gentilhomme. Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in an all-Berlioz program. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Stravinsky, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel). Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham, pianist Christopher Tainton & cellist Dimitri Maslennikov (Shostakovich, Bernstein, Beethoven); followed by "postlude concert" featuring Eschenbach, Tainton & Maslennikov. 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 7/19 and Sat 7/26, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free concert. Tue 7/22, 7 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO & PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Beethoven, Bizet, Chabrier, Nicolai, Tchaikovsky, Rossini). Free admission. Sun 7/27, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO with violinist Joseph Glymph in a free chamber music concert (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Spohr). Sun 7/20, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

DA CORNETO OPERA Robert Ashens conducts Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia. Sun 7/20, 4 PM, Church of St. Hilary, 5600 N. Fairfield. Sun 7/27, 4 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-662-2694.

DUPAGE OPERA THEATRE performs Mozart's Don Giovanni. Fri 7/18 and Sat 7/19, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLM FITZMAURICE & ERIC MCKEEVER tenor & baritone, with pianist Francesco Milioto in a program of "art songs, opera, and musical theater." Free admission. Sun 7/20, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 7/18 and Sat 7/19, 7:30 PM, James Paul, conductor, with violinist Isabel Faust (Nielsen, Sibelius, Alfven). Wed 7/23, 6:30 PM, Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, with trumpeter David Gordon (Handel, Corelli, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Tartini). Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, 7:30 PM, Hugh Wolff, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore, mezzo-soprano Patricia Risley, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, bass Douglas Anderson & the Grant Park Chorus in an all-Mozart program. 312-742-4763.

SHIRLEY GRUDZIEN harp, with organist William Berg (Lucchinetti, Bach, Handel, Balbastre & others). Sun 7/27, 3:30 PM, Marmion Abbey, 1000 Butterfield, Aurora. 630-961-5473.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 7/20, 4 PM, Eric Budzynski. Sun 7/27, 4 PM, H. Ricardo Ramirez & others. 312-664-6963.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Oistrach Ensemble. 773-868-1856.

JONITA LATTIMORE soprano, sings music of Mozart in a free concert. Thu 7/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

BLAIR MILTON, LI-KUO CHANG & STEPHEN BALDERSTON violin, viola & cello, with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang in a free concert (Brahms & others). Tue 7/22, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

MUSIC FROM THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE Free admission. Wed 7/23, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA AND HONORS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Phil Peters conducts a free concert (Mozart, Tchaikovsky). Sat 7/26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SOLO AND CHAMBER RECITAL Free admission. Sun 7/20 and Sun 7/27, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE WIND ENSEMBLE AND HONORS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Don Owens, conductor, with flutist Heather Landes (Bernstein/Grundman, Owens). Fri 7/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER CHORUS Robert A. Harris, conductor. Tue 7/22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK in a children's concert (Rossini, The Barber of Seville). Sat 7/19, 11 AM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-831-2938.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 7/19 and Sat 7/26, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a free concert. Wed 7/23, 7 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GERARDO RIBEIRO violin, with pianist Tatyana Stepanova in a free concert (Mozart, Faure, Grieg). Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ELLSWORTH SNYDER, MIMMI FULMER & STEVE NELSON-RANEY perform music of John Cage & Steve Nelson-Raney. Sat 7/19, 6:25 PM, Bell Studio, 3428 N. Southport. 773-281-2172.

WAUKEGAN MUNICIPAL BAND in a free outdoor concert. Tue 7/22, 7:30 PM, Stiner Memorial Pavilion, 201 Sea Horse Dr., Waukegan. 847-599-2525.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with violinist Emily Ondracek (Englund, Sibelius, Svendsen, Alfven). Tue 7/22, 8 PM, Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, 1920 S. Weisbrook, Wheaton. 630-790-1430.

KATHRYN WOODARD piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Debussy, Saygun, Rzewski). Wed 7/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN violin, with members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Schubert, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms). Wed 7/23 and Thu 7/24, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

fairs & festivals

BENFEST Irving Park & Leavitt: Fri 7/18, 7 PM, Catfight; 9 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sat 7/19, 3 PM, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute); 5 PM, Hat Guys; 7 PM, Bad Examples; 9 PM, Bumpus. Sun 7/20, 2 PM, Mystery Train; 3 PM, Beatles Ensemble; 5 PM, Muck Brothers; 7 PM, Underwater People. 773-665-4682.

BROOKFEST JayCee/Ehlert Park, Gerritsen & Elm, Brookfield: Fri 7/18, 6 PM, Catch-22; 7:30 PM, Off Broadway; 9:30 PM, Buckinghams. Sat 7/19, 2 PM, Detour; 3:30 PM, Balriada; 5:15 PM, Blue Lincolns; 7:15 PM, Non-Stop Nonsense; 9:30 PM, Smithereens. Sun 7/20, 2 PM, Bill Smrha; 4 PM, Storm Warning; 6 PM, Biscuit & the Mix; 7:45 PM, Rick Saucedo. 773-868-3010.

CHINATOWN SUMMER FAIR 2003 Wentworth between Cermak & 26th: Sun 7/20, noon, Daniel Roughan; 1 PM, Jesters; 2 PM, Bleeding Turnips; 3 PM, Panda Panda; 3:30 PM, Eclectic Soul; 4 PM, Ripley Caine; 5 PM, Ballistic Edna; 6 PM, Robb Roy; 7 PM, Lori Wyatt. Festival also includes dance performances, martial arts demonstrations & children's entertainment. 773-553-1405.

DEARBORN GARDEN WALK & HERITAGE FESTIVAL Dearborn & Goethe: Festival features classical music in various gardens on the walk. Sun 7/20, 12:15 PM, Chicago Sinfonietta Trombone Trio; 1 PM, Fran & Todd Flute Duo; 1:30 PM, Ruth Abbinanti, Hector Fernandez. 312-632-1241.

EVANSTON ETHNIC ARTS FESTIVAL Dawes Park, Sheridan & Church, Evanston: Sat 7/19, 12:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo; 1 PM, Hellenic Five; 3:30 PM, Lira Singers Quartet; 4 PM, Bohola; 5 PM, Dan Boadi & Ghanatta Internationale; 5:30 PM, Mariachi Nuevo Imperial. Sun 7/20, noon, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; 12:30 PM, Sol y Duende; 2 PM, Karma Sutra; 3 PM, Sir Shina Owolabi & the African Morning Stars Band; 3:30 PM, Salaam Middle Eastern Music Ensemble; 5 PM, Gypsy Fire & Soul; 6 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group. 847-448-8260 or 847-448-8058.

FIESTA DEL SOL Cermak between Throop & Morgan: Thu 7/24, 5 PM, Ander Line; 5:45 PM, the Low; 6:30 PM, Zamandoque Tarahum; 7:15 PM, Vendima; 8 PM, Eros; 8:45 PM, Head Rush. Fri 7/25, 5:45 PM, Sueno Real; 6:30 PM, Rivelez del Norte; 7:15 PM, Revelacion 98; 8 PM, Aladdin, La Ley del Norte; 8:45 PM, Banda Azteka. Sat 7/26, 1 PM, Ilucion Latina; 2 PM, Ansiedad, Tremendo; 3 PM, Extasis, Castellano; 4 PM, Trinity, Los Olympicos Yumas; 5 PM, Bakara, Esmeralda y Sus Diamantes; 6 PM, Onix, Bakara; 7 PM, Corazon Norteno; 8 PM, Karyzje, Principe; 9 PM, Fieles del Amor; 10 PM, Millie Cortejer. Sun 7/27, noon, Ansiedad, Los Heroes del Norte; 1 PM, Sol Negro, Billante Musical; 2 PM, La Zafra, Principe; 3 PM, Bakara; 4 PM, La Ley del Norte; 4:45 PM, Los Primos; 5 PM, Horoscopos; 5:30 PM, Carlos Alberto; 6:15 PM, Horoscopos; 7 PM, Trinity; 7:45 PM, Graciela Beltran; 8:45 PM, Los Palominos. 312-666-2663.

LAKEVIEW'S CLARK STREET FAIR Clark between Addison & Newport: Sat 7/19, noon, Silver Atlas; 1 PM, Man Planet; 1:30 PM, Cecilia; 2:45 PM, Homunculus; 3:30 PM, Mike & Joe; 4:30 PM, J. Davis Trio; 5:30 PM, Air This Side of Caution; 6:15 PM, Bottle of Justus; 7 PM, Slightly Stoopid; 8:45 PM, Eve 6. Sun 7/20, noon, Halfway Jane; 1 PM, Changes; 1:45 PM, Monovox; 2:45 PM, Nicholas Tremulis; 3:45 PM, Ike Reilly; 5:15 PM, Harmony Reilly; 6 PM, Authority Zero; 7 PM, Hairbanger's Ball; 8 PM, Hot Hot Heat. 773-868-3010.

OLD ST. PAT'S WORLD'S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY Madison & Desplaines: Benefit for Old St. Patrick's Church. Fri 7/18, 5:15 PM, Mr. North, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers; 6:30 PM, Better Than Ezra; 8 PM, Big Fun; 8:30 PM, Sonia Dada. Sat 7/19, 5 PM, Lisa Rene Band; 5:20 PM, Dan Darrah; 7 PM, Marty Lloyd; 8 PM, Late Nite Band; 9 PM, BoDeans. 312-648-1590.

STS. PETER & PAUL GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH GREEK FESTIVAL Lake & Wagner, Glenview: Fri 7/25, 6-11 PM, Sat 7/26, 5-11 PM, and Sun 7/27, 3-11 PM, Hellenic Five. 847-729-2235.

SHEFFIELD GARDEN WALK Webster & Sheffield: Sat 7/19, 12:45 PM, Magnaphonic; 1:45 PM, Delafields; 3:30 PM, Carbon Leaf; 5:45 PM, Will Hoge; 7:45 PM, Drive-By Truckers (see Critic's Choice). Sun 7/20, 12:45 PM, Jen Porter; 1:45 PM, Benjy Davis Project; 3:30 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks; 5:45 PM, Jason & the Scorchers; 7:45 PM, C.J. Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band. 773-929-9255.

TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE Lincoln between Fullerton & Wrightwood: Sat 7/26, 12:30 PM, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted; 1 PM, Paramours; 2 PM, Maggie Speaks; 2:15 PM, Quintus McCormick; 3:30 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute); 4 PM, Mike Wheeler; 5 PM, Too White Crew; 5:45 PM, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black; 6:30 PM, Underwater People; 7:30 PM, Kinsey Report; 8:30 PM, 10,000 Maniacs, Hello Dave. Sun 7/27, 12:30 PM, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers; 1 PM, Gayle Ritt; 2:15 PM, Lurrie Bell; 2:30 PM, Afrodisiacs; 4 PM, 13 Flowers, Pistol Pete; 5:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball; 5:45 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee; 7 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra; 7:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band; 8 PM, Mike & Joe; 8:30 PM, the Verve Pipe. 312-458-9401.

WOODSTOCK FOLK FESTIVAL Woodstock Square, Dean & Calhoun, Woodstock: Sun 7/20, 12:30 PM, John Lilly; 1:15 PM, Beth Horner; 2 PM, Amy Beth; 2:45 PM, Dana Robinson; 3:30 PM, Carol Ponder; 4:15 PM, Kim & Reggie Harris; 5:15 PM, Andy Cohen; 6 PM, sing-along finale. Festival also features blues workshop, open mike, storytellers & children's entertainment. 815-337-0353.

Miscellaneous

GRANT PARK DRUM CIRCLE Free admission. Sun 7/27, 2-5 PM, Grant Park, Columbus Dr. and Congress Pkwy. 877-244-2246.

ELLA JENKINS Children's concert. Sat 7/26, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

PAUL'S BACKYARD Free children's concert. Sun 7/27, 4 PM, Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview. 312-742-7816.

PEOPLE'S MUSIC SCHOOL Free concert. Sat 7/26, 11 AM, Museum Campus, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-409-9696.

CAROLE PETERSON Free children's concert. Tue 7/22, 6:30 PM, Juniper Park, 3652 N. Greenview. 312-742-7826.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Free children's concert. Sun 7/27, 10 AM, Indian Road Park, 6010 W. Matson. 312-742-7850.

SPIRIT OF LIFE CHORUS Sat 7/19, 7:30 PM, Waldorf Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp Grounds, 1250 Camp Ground Rd., Des Plaines. 847-824-4924.

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