TRG Music Listings 

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

A GRAPE DOPE, 11'S, JANET BEAN, PATTY MANNING, SAM PREKOP, XIANGGANG DELIGHT, EDWARD G. perform at a benefit concert accompanying the exhibit "Coming Clean." Sat 5/15, noon-10 PM, Gallery Augusta, 1000 N. California. 773-278-4159.

DJS SPIN music from the Original Hits by Original Artists records as part of the exhibit "Isn't That Amazing! The Appeal and Spiel of Ronco and Popeil." Wed 5/12, 7 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

.PATTY GRIFFIN, CRAIG ROSS All-ages. Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PAT HUMPHRIES & SANDY OPATOW Fri 5/7, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 773-973-2416.

KANE, BRANDEN HART Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-604-2234 or 312-559-1212.

KUMBIA KINGS, DON OMAR, ILIXION All-ages. Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-562-2328 or 312-559-1212.

LOS LONELY BOYS, ARI HEST All-ages. Thu 5/13, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JASON MRAZ, MAKANA, DJ BOB NECK SNAPP Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-263-1138 or 312-902-1500.

OFFSPRING, AUF DER MAUR, START All-ages. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

PEACHES, MAGAS, YOUNG HEART ATTACK 18+. Fri 5/7, 9:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-463-5808.

SUZANNE PETRI, DAWN BACH, ANTHONY ROBERTS & VOCAL CHAOS, ELIZABETH DOYLE, DARYL NITZ, ANTHONY WILLS JR. QUARTET, KAT TAYLOR, KT MCCAMMOND, JOHN ESKOLA, JOHN MOHRLEIN, MARTY HIGGINBOTHAM perform the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Mel Torme, and Cole Porter; benefit concert. Wed 5/12, 7:30 PM, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron. 773-929-1031.

CHRIS ROBINSON & NEW EARTH MUD, REDWALLS All-ages. Sun 5/9, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL SMITH & JAMIE O'REILLY perform at a staged reading with poet Patricia Monaghan entitled "Homefront: Silenced Voices of War"; free admission. Mon 5/10, 7 PM, student center, DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield. 773-325-4580.

SOUTH SIDE IDOL Contest based on American Idol (must reside south of the Sears Tower to enter). Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

THALIA Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

MALACHI THOMPSON TRIO with poet Amiri Baraka, followed by an open mike for poets and rappers. Fri 5/14, 6:30 PM, Center for Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. 773-536-6555.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE Benefit for Governors State University's College of Arts and Sciences; all-ages. Fri 5/7, 7:30 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Ike Reilly Assassination, New Constitution, Jenny Choi. Sat 5/8, 7 PM, John Eddie, Fonnmohr; 11 PM, Baldwin Brothers, Pieces, Midstates. Wed 5/12, 8 PM, Ex-Girl, Cheer-Accident, Loraxx (18+). Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners (in the pub; no cover). Thu 5/13, 8 PM, Butch Walker, Cameron McGill, Dean Evans Band, Gidgets Ga Ga (18+). Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Clinic, Ratatat (18+). Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Michelle Anthony (in the pub; no cover); 10 PM, Riptones, Hi-Qs, Leslie Smith Combo, Ken Mottet & the Western Casuals. 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike X, DJ Too Much Funk. 847-397-3100.

BACCHUS NIBBLES 20817 Quentin, Lake Zurich: Fridays, 10 PM, Evan Frazer. 847-438-3212.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 5/10, Black Giraffe. Thu 5/13, BLT. 773-334-4040.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/7, Powerknobs, Forgotten Four, Crookshanks. Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, and Sat 5/8, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin breaks, funk, soul, and hip-hop. Wednesdays, open turntables. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Starcandy, Chris Long, Libby Kirkpatrick, Divebar. Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Snaggs, Boda, Newcomers Home, KK. Sun 5/9, 8 PM, Environmental Encroachment performs and screens its DVD The Ancient Astronauts of Ohm-Bah as part of the Mish Mash variety show, with Recent Photo and magician Tomas. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 5/11, 9 PM, Eleven Dollar Life, Chestafried, Catsplash. Wed 5/12, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner, Echosend, MariZen, Gigi Nisco, Donna Frost, Josie Aiello. Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Gaskit, A.D.D., Audible Thread, Frank Ferro. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Aya Sofia, Jesus & the Devil, Late Nights, Spread. Sat 5/15, 9:30 PM, SweetMamaGumbo, Adam Wyle, Seth. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Genius Bracelet, Satoru Iga perform as part of the Mish Mash variety show, with the Flicks and Bits Film Collective. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/7, Get Everett, Files in Eden. Sat 5/8, Natives of the New Dawn, Darren Flowers. Wed 5/12, 8:30 PM, Subversives, Suzy Brack & the New Jack Lords, Rosedales, Dammitheads. Thu 5/13, 8:30 PM, Stone Jones, Digable Cat, Blasternaut, Kevin Fox Band, Pete Berwick. Fri 5/14, 8:30 PM, Domestic Godzilla, Modern Day Zero, Cased, Callisto. Sat 5/15, Divine, Dirty Pawz, Cinematix, Chokehold. 773-770-2039.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike for hip-hop and freestyle battles hosted by Monsoon, with DJ Journey. 773-235-9100.

BIOGRAPH 2433 N. Lincoln: Movieside Film Festival runs 5/14 through 5/16 and features screenings and live music. Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Environmental Encroachment, Coughs, Gentleman John Battles, Functional Blackouts. Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Environmental Encroachment, Sally Timms; 11:30 PM, Environmental Encroachment, Manhandlers, Mucus. Sun 5/16, 4 PM, Environmental Encroachment, Three Dollar Bill, Phenoms. 312-444-3456.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin until 10 PM-2 AM nightly, until 3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, Analog Addicts spin hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae, and rock. Tuesdays, DJ F'n Bauer spins local music (bands may bring in CDs). Wednesdays, Smilax & DJ Sleez E spin electro. Thursdays, DJ Megs & Simple Steve spin 80s music. 773-384-0701.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange: Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Amanda Sena. 708-579-9660.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Middle 8. 708-457-2111.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1500 16th, Oak Brook: Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Seven Day Run. Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Middle 8. Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Jeaninne Riske. 630-574-0800.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Trish Keporos. 708-386-6927.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 4718 N. Broadway: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Aluminum Group (see Critic's Choice). 773-334-7338.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 5/7, 6 PM, Throwdown, Most Precious Blood, With Honor (all-ages); 10 PM, Don Caballero, American Draft, Pines. Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, I Love Rich, Hudson Falcons, Siderunners, Superhopper, Audakon Revival (18+). Sun 5/9, 5 PM, Secret Agent Bill, Road Crew, Heeby Jeebies, Handcuffs (all-ages). Wed 5/12, 8 PM, Hop on Pop (18+). Thu 5/13, 8 PM, Tiger Rag, Wilkie Surprise, Mass Shivers. Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Andrew W.K., the Locust, No Motiv, Fireball Ministry (all-ages). Sat 5/15, 5 PM, Escape From Earth, Liftpoint, Reforma, Inept, Shades of Fiction (all-ages); 10 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Skapone, Koffindraggers. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Light Changes, Grackles. 773-975-0505 or 800-594-8499.

BUCK'S ROCK 'N' ROLL GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 5/7, Jimmy Mac. Sun 5/9 and Sun 5/16, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 5/14, Mighty Joe. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 5/16, Schizowave. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Sun 5/9, 9 PM, Red Vinegar. Tue 5/11, 8 PM, Andrew Delneky. Fri 5/14, 8:30 PM, Eddie Gadel Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Lucky. Thursdays, 8 PM, Mike G., DJ Hurricane. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays, and 9 PM Sundays. Sat 5/8, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sundays, Nightwatch. Sat 5/15, Hushpuppies. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Vendooza, Cinderella Thunder Pussy. Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Heartless Bastards, Transgressors, Phoenix 68. 312-922-6392.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/7, Williwaw. Sat 5/8, Williwaw Ensemble accompanies a screening of the silent film Paris Qui Dort. 773-463-0158.

CARLUCCI'S 1801 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 630-512-0990.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant with music from 6-9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Jim Rollins. Tuesdays, Peter Polzak. Wednesdays, Suzanne Palmer. 312-346-3500.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/7, Wine Poetry. Sun 5/9, Darren Flowers. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by the Yo Yo Contingency. Fri 5/14, Carla Starla. Sat 5/15, Atomsworks. 773-245-0399.

CHELSEA TAVERN 913 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/7, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 847-279-1199.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Side Show, Lennys. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Local H. Sun 5/16, 5:30 PM, "Battle of the Bands." 847-836-8820.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. 773-489-0379.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/7, Members Only, Bonesugar. Sat 5/8, Soulfix, Nice Peter. Wed 5/12, Kimi Hayes Band. Thu 5/13, Twitch, Hopah. Fri 5/14, Simmering, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Javier Mendoza Band, Tommy Knox. Sat 5/15, Hubbards. Sun 5/16, 9 PM, Michael Glabicki, Cornmeal. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 5/7, 10:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). Sat 5/8, 10:30 PM, Reckoning (R.E.M. tribute). Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 5/14, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. Sat 5/15, 10:30 PM, King Solomon's Grave. 847-541-4700.

DAMEN GRILL 2145 N. Damen: Fri 5/7, 9:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 773-782-3200.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/7, 7 PM, Dan Stetzel's Roosevelt Show; 10:30 PM, Suzy Petri, Kat Taylor perform "My Mama Done Told Me," directed by Dan Stetzel. Sat 5/8 and Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Denise Tomasello; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 5/9 and Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Pegi Johns performs "A Window Into Our Hearts: Songs That Got Us Through the War." Mon 5/10, 8 PM, Jenna Cramer. Wed 5/12, 1:30 PM, Tony Gibson & Chuck Larkin perform "Movers and Shakers"; 8 PM, Jason Grimm & Trista Smith. Thu 5/13, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Lynne Rothrock; 10:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts a variety showcase. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 5/9, DJ Agus. Mon 5/10, Brian Nervous spins punk. Tue 5/11, Mike Cook. Thu 5/13, Radio Ron Platzer. Sun 5/16, DJ Dread Scott. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Twelve AX2, Jimi Falls, Souls for Rent, Slavedrum, Conscious Pool, ODM, Three Bean Soup, Lucid Echo. Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Halfway North, Illusion of Control, Brother Noompsi, Nothing Fits, Primo, Nine Spot, Renzo, Maxlider. Sun 5/9, 8 PM, 8 Per Second, Shed Theory, Cortechs, Chapter Seven, Episode Seven, Sauder, Collapse, Green Scare. Mon 5/10, 9 PM, Genitorturers, Pit Bull Day Care, Fashion Bomb. Tue 5/11, 9 PM, Ghost Story, Heartbreak Speed, Fancy Lads, Pixel. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones. Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Sour Deluxe, Buddahead, Hayes, Empyrean. Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Reputation, Changes. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Punsapaya, Dig for Fire, Lavellas. Sun 5/16, 9 PM, Cardigans. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/7, Minus One. Sat 5/8, Hans & the Hormones. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 5/13, David Sarkis. Fri 5/14, Mr. Myers. Sat 5/15, Libido Funk Circus. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Then Again. Mon 5/10, 8 PM, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Dan Darrah. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 5/13, 9:30 PM, 16 Candles. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Yesmen, Segway, Sounddrifter. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, "Battle of the Bands." 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Soundframe, Frankenpony, Tracks, Dylan Laing. Sat 5/8, 9:45 PM, Loaded, Waste, Taxi, Lunar Breakdown. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Tue 5/11, 8:30 PM, Goat Motor, Honey Tongue. Wed 5/12, 8 PM, Ben Arthur, Adam Wyle, Matt Benoist. Fri 5/14, 9:15 PM, Downtown Tripper Mind, Pimps, Disposable Pets, Amazing Catfish. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Model One, Perfect Red, Water on Electricity, Sound & Fury, Big Bang Music Theory. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Sun City Girls, Neung Phak, Weather. Sat 5/8, 10 PM, We Ragazzi (see Critic's Choice), Tight Phantomz, ZZZZ, Le Beast. Sun 5/9, 9:30 PM, Aloha, Braves, Please Please Wait. Mon 5/10, 9:30 PM, Brent Gutzeit (see Critic's Choice), Sherry Diaz, White/Light (no cover). Tue 5/11, 9 PM, DJ Baby Boo spins at a party for Found magazine, with readings and performances by Davy Rothbart & Poem Adept. Wed 5/12, 9:30 PM, Lucida, Patrick Wolf (see Spot Check), Office. Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Deadly Snakes, Lids, Winks, Headache City perform at Horizontal Action's Blackout 2004 (see Spot Check). Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Reatards, CPC Gangbangs, Real Losers, Catholic Boys, Dirges perform at Horizontal Action's Blackout 2004 (see Spot Check). Sat 5/15, 2 PM, Brian Costello hosts a variety showcase with Timmy Vulgar, Sonny Vincent, Tyrades, Krunchies & others (no cover); 9 PM, Testors, Zodiac Killers, Knaughty Knights, Clorox Girls, Guilty Pleasures perform at Horizontal Action's Blackout 2004 (see Spot Check). Sun 5/16, 9:30 PM, Eleventh Dream Day, Antietam. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Too Shy. Sat 5/8, Modern Day Romeos. Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. Sat 5/15, Cammi's NRG. 847-516-0300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, Chris Gates, DJ Karyn. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Gel. Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Jack the Lad. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Ryan Hagen. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Patrick B. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Melody Mallen. Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Infinity. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by David Bruce. Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Jane Doe. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Kato the Houseboy. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/14, Fat Cat. 773-685-8083.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 5/7, 6 PM, HeWhoCorrupts, Four Squares, Brokedowns, Repos; 10 PM, William Elliott Whitmore, Paradise Island, Flaccid Trip. Sat 5/8, 5 PM, Audition, Program; 10 PM, Rocky Votolato, Roy, Shipwrecked. Sun 5/9, 7 PM, Remember the Tiger Tales, Blame Twilight, Pointe, Missing Autumn, Fear & Trembling. Wed 5/12, 10 PM, Dan Sartain. Thu 5/13, 6 PM, Dr. Killbot, Reception. Fri 5/14, 6 PM, Monday's Hero, Ifihadahifi, Signal to Trust; 10 PM, New Black, This Moment in Black History, Fatal Flying Guilloteens. Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Menthol, Afflictions, It's. Sun 5/16, 6 PM, Dead to Fall, A Life Once Lost, Shattered Realm, Preacher Gone to Texas; 10 PM, Blow-Chi. 773-486-2700 or 800-594-8499.

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Peter Quinn. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Roots Rock Society. 847-367-6168.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Deadstring Brothers. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). Wed 5/12, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Kim Frost, Sharon Dawn Dusek, Dawn McGovern, Eric Whitman. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/7, 10:30 PM, Gene Skovall Band. Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Jim & James host an open mike (no cover). 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 5/7, 9:30 PM, Mother Was Right. Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Night People. Fri 5/14, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/7, Michael Plishka, Helen Jutsen, Victoria Fuller, Debe Welch, Donna Adler perform as part of the Songsalive! showcase. Sat 5/8, Panda Panda, Hate for Blame. Wed 5/12, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 5/14, Slacker Jack, Izzy Alone. Sat 5/15, Synchro Night showcase hosted by Kym. 773-489-5471.

GAPEESH 550 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Fri 5/7 and Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 847-433-5515.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 5/7, 7:30 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/8, 7:30 PM, Alexandra St. James & Jason Krumwiede; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/9, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 5/10, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 5/11, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 5/12 and Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, Carla Gordon & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Bret Wolfe Confidential; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 5/16, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 5/7, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 5/8, 7 PM, Carla Gordon & Dan Stetzel; 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 5/9 and Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Mark Burnell hosts an open mike. Mon 5/10, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Tue 5/11 through Thu 5/13, 8 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Fri 5/14, 5:30 PM, Mark Przeradowski; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Wed 5/12, Urban Funk Ordinance, Voodoo Kings, Pipe Circus, Know Boundaries. Thu 5/13, Almost Rosario, Second Half, Mark Watson Band, Neptune Crush. Sat 5/15, Milkplow, Hot Oil Treatment, Jason Blake Band, Herbie Hinkle Ensemble. 773-549-9624.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Cody Diekoff & friends. Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Free Space. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Yellowhammers, Pie-Eyed Pete. Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Bree Sharp with Don Dilego, Kevin Lee. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Devin Davis, Electricon, Sudden Dark (benefit for the Merit School of Music). Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Brother Lowdown, Naked Mile, Homunculus, Brooke Fox. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Cells, Kevin Lee, Modify, Steve Bequette. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Katie Todd Band, Gina Cutillo, Gypsy. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 5/12, John Paris performs at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Family Groove Company. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pete Wolf. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Big Breakfast. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Spartakeith, This Side Up, Gordy Malis. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/7, 11 PM, Pearly Sweets. Sat 5/8, 11 PM, DJ Treetop Lover. Wed 5/12, 9:30 PM, Tractor Kings. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 5/14, 6 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Illinois First, Telenovela; 11 PM, DJ Woodsy the Owl. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/7, Rhino, Kongfuzi. Sat 5/8, 6 Over 7, Superbig, Shores. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 5/14, Bleeding Charity. Sat 5/15, Jonathan Kuss, Pistol Punch. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Home. Tue 5/11, 9:30 PM, Endangered Species, Serengeti, Modill, Babble, DJ Striz, DJ Spontaneous. Thu 5/13, 10 PM, Jungle Brothers, DJ Twilite Tone. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 5/7, 6 and 10:45 PM, JC Chasez (see Critic's Choice; early show all-ages, late show 18+). Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Flatlanders (see Critic's Choice), Reckless Kelly (18+). Sun 5/9, 9 PM, Angie Stone (see Critic's Choice), Van Hunt, T.H.C., Duo Liv (18+). Mon 5/10, 5:30 PM, Machine Head, God Forbid, 36 Crazy Fists (all-ages). Tue 5/11, 7 PM, Fuel, Magni Fi (all-ages). Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Subdudes, Hello Dave (acoustic). Sat 5/15, 6:15 PM, Allister, Punchline, Lola Ray, Split Habit (all-ages); 11:45 PM, Talib Kweli, MF Doom (18+). Sun 5/16, 9 PM, Jadakiss with the Ultimate DJ Challenge: ChiTown vs. New York (18+). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 5/16, Sophie B. Hawkins, Ellen Rosner. 312-923-2000.

IMPROVOLYMPIC 3541 N. Clark: Thu 5/13, 8:30 PM, Jeanne T. Arrigo, Paul Christianson, Michelle Anthony. 773-880-0199.

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Midway Ramblers. 773-282-7035.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Country Sky Band. Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Larkins. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Mike & Joe, Seventh Heaven, Jackson Rohm. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Lt. Dan Band with Gary Sinise (benefit for the Vietnam Veterans' Art Museum). 312-337-3486.

KAFEIN 1621 Chicago, Evanston: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. 847-491-1621.

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

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Vegetarian restaurant. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-7885.

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, DJ Scott Lucas. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. 773-665-1110.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Balloonatic, Stone Free. 773-525-2422.

THE LOFT 303 E. Kensington, Mount Prospect: Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Heathens. 847-670-0330.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Lacquer, Magnafux, Cane Corso, Wanda Chrome & the Leather Pharaohs, Polyplushcats. Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Crash & the Witness, Sonnets, Jagz. Sun 5/9, 9 PM, Otters. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Pocket. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Ghoul Town, Gravetones, Fucking Werewolves. Sat 5/15, Aggie Day. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 7 PM, acoustic singer-songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros (no cover). 312-337-8080.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Allmighty Senators. Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Busker Soundcheck (Led Zeppelin tribute). Sun 5/9, 8 PM, Joe Firstman, Rich Price, Tony Lucca. Wed 5/12, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix. Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Turnpike Down, Bill Mike, Spin Spin Coupling. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Garaj Mahal (5/14 with Chicago Afrobeat Project, 5/15 with Freespace). 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Convergence 10 Festival with DJ Krztov, DJ Lucy*Fur, Gotecki, Mark Splatter, Frank the Baptist, Arch Visceral Parlor, Dante, DJ Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Voodoo (18+). Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Convergence 10 Festival with DJ K-Y, DJ Cypher, DJ Mange, the Brides, DJ Joolz, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Passion Play, Manuskript, DJ Rickbats (18+). Sun 5/9, 9 PM, Convergence 10 Festival with DJ ZoZo, DJ Ras DNA, DJ Fross, DJ Eurotic, DJ St. Germain, DJ Ferret (18+). Mon 5/10, 6:30 PM, Atreyu, From Autumn to Ashes, Break, Red Tape (all-ages). Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Treologic, Small Change (18+). Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Detroit Cobras, Split Lip Rayfield (18+). Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Brides of Destruction, Amen, Living Things (all-ages). Sun 5/16, 6:30 PM, Mayfield, Starter Set, Small Towns Burn a Little Slower, Missing Autumn (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MILL RACE INN 4 E. State, Geneva: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Jason Hubbard. Sat 5/8, 8:30 PM, Bart Alonzo Band. Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Peggy Ann. Sat 5/15, 8:30 PM, Virgil Kane. 630-232-2030.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Sundays, 4 PM, Bob Bradley plays piano; 9:30 PM, open mike. 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.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar. Fri 5/7 and Fri 5/14, 9 PM, DJ White Russian. Sat 5/8 and Sat 5/15, 9 PM, DJ V. Tue 5/11, 9 PM, DJ Mister D. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Brian Borden spins house, jazz, and disco. Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Zutano; 11 PM, DJ Teebot. Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Karmic Soul. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Wed 5/12, Tim Nolan hosts an open mike. Sat 5/15, Group du Jour. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/7, Loose Screws. Sat 5/8, Hot Foot. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Wed 5/12, Debe Welch. Thu 5/13, Mike Brumfield. Fri 5/14, Gavin Coyle Duo. Sat 5/15, Latin Experience. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/7, Dragonfly Ring, Moses Gun, Loopus. Sat 5/8, 7 PM, Century Rocket Building, Knife of Simpson, Grievers, Returnables, Milk at Midnight, Cornfed, Stanley Ross, D'Lustrio perform at Oucho Fest. Wed 5/12, West Coast Turn Around, Barking Spiders. Thu 5/13, Dirtbox Racers, Sonnets, Wax on 7. Fri 5/14, the Junk. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 5/8, 5 PM, Deal's Gone Bad, Shot Baker, Krunchies, Infected (all-ages); 9 PM, Entrinzic, Tom Slater, Diamond Street Band. Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Epicycle, Wonderful Smith, Fizzgig, Tellers, Bluf (18+). Thu 5/13, 6 PM, AK Rock (all-ages; no cover); 9 PM, Kissers, Anne Harris, Dayna Malow, Josh Hill (18+). Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Matthew, Braam, Matthew Clay, Dean Evans Band, Bystander (18+). Sat 5/15, 5 PM, Gotards, Shooting Blanks, Johnny Rev (all-ages); 9 PM, Mark Selby, Patrice Pike, Ellis, Tristen, Mark Lonsway (18+). Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Get Everett, Nolan, Shagbark (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Grigori 3, Live After Death. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wed 5/12, 8 PM, Even in Blackouts performs at "The Partly Dave Show: Birthday Suit," hosted by Dave Awl. Thu 5/13, 8 PM, Brandon Fogel & Kym Tuvim perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Peter Guerin. 773-775-7525.

NORTH BEACH 1211 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Music and DJs after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Radikal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Rick Hype spins old school. 630-434-1290.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Orquesta Ranura, Tony Ozier & the Gorilla Funk Mob. Sat 5/8, 9:30 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Yossi Piamenta, Moshe Skier Band, Ovadya. Sun 5/9, 10 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae (no cover). Mon 5/10, 10 PM, Midgetmen, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 5/12, 11 PM, Comasoft, Lucia, KK, Twilight Babies. Thu 5/13, 8:30 PM, Lucius Warbaby, Fashion Bomb, NDX, Sappy Bell. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Supermercado, Egostatic, Premium, Gatlin, American Motherload. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Last of the Showmen, Gelheads, Pinch, 19 Wheels, Left Setter. Sun 5/16, 10 PM, Liz Toussaint. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 5/7, 7 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Over It, Starter Kit, Wilhelm Scream (all-ages). Sat 5/8, 6 PM, Prong, Dog Fashion Disco, All That Remains, Beyond the Embrace, Stunt Double Jesus (all-ages). Wed 5/12, 7 PM, Bile, Grigori 3, Eighty Sick, 9mm (all-ages). Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Vital Remains, Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Watch Them Die, Burning Down, Ragmen (all-ages). Sat 5/15, 9 PM, King's X, NDX, Ion Vein (18+). 708-756-0600.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/7, 8:30 PM, Chris Farrell performs at "First Friday," followed by an open stage at 10 PM. Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Aluminum Group (see Critic's Choice). Fri 5/14, 7 and 10 PM, Sam Bush, Danny Barnes. 773-728-6000.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/7, Decoy Paris, Fatal Order. Sat 5/8, Cracker Man. Tuesdays, Stellar Road. Wednesdays, open jam. Thursdays, live karaoke. Fri 5/14, Evil Weazil, Abarat. Sat 5/15, Eleven Days of Rain, Silent Lightning. 708-293-1837.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/7, Tossers, Dropped Once, Nine Spot, Snaggs. Sat 5/8, Garaj Mahal. Fri 5/14, Superstring. Sat 5/15, Chronic Harlot, Blue Money. 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, G Town. Fri 5/14, Moonboots. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/7, T Bag. Sat 5/8, Red Wigglers. Sun 5/9, Craig Moorefield. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. 773-486-9862.

POLO CAFE 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Wednesdays, Anne Pringle with Mark Burnell & Buddy Charles. 773-927-7656.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, live karaoke. Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Analog Saves the Planet, Black Bear Combo (no cover). Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Pepperboy, Courageous Rue, Circlefour, Altered (no cover). Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Duenow, Junior, Superhopper (no cover). Sat 5/15, 9 PM, My Left Arm, Team Rock-It, Fooled by April, Mimi Ferocious (no cover). 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 5/7, Lisa G. & Montage. Wed 5/12, Denny Diamond & Stevie Saphire. Fri 5/14, Manny B & the Rhythm Nights. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Neverly Brothers. Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Typhanie Monique. 773-348-7291.

RECKLESS RECORDS 3157 N. Broadway: Free in-store performance. Fri 5/7, 6:30 PM, Hushdrops. 773-404-5080.

RECORD EMPORIUM 3346 N. Paulina: Sat 5/15, 5 PM, Abi Cruz. 773-248-1821.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Raven Desmond Sons. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Drivers. 773-274-3239.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Patchouli, Linda M. Smith Trio. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Runaway Wordsmyths perform poetry. 312-492-6100.

SAM MAGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/7, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 5/8, Midlife Crisis. Thu 5/13, Cryin' Souls. Fri 5/14, Connextion. Sat 5/15, Voices. 708-460-1771.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/7, Balance. 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/7, 7 PM, Ember Swift (see Spot Check), Riviera (18+); 10 PM, Waxwings, San Tropez, the Close (see Spot Check). Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Okkervil River, Shearwater (see Spot Check), Catfish Haven, Consafos. Sun 5/9, 6 PM, Saraphine, Swizzle Tree, Myllhouse, Toastface (all-ages). Mon 5/10, 8 PM, Ladies of the Canyon (Joni Mitchell tribute). Tue 5/11, 8 PM, Blue October, Damnwells, Dick Prall (18+). Wed 5/12, 9 PM, the Ghost, Pilot to Gunner, Young & Sexy (18+). Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Kraig Jarret Johnson & the Program, Bleu. Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Tim Easton, Rosevelt, Mic Harrison, V-Roys. Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Down the Line, Mark Ingram (all-ages); 10 PM, Dan Darrah, Air This Side of Caution, Dave Tamkin. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Pete Schmidt (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 5/16, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Cinema (Genesis tribute). 630-790-6100.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Jerome Noetinger & Erik M (see Critic's Choice). 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 5/8, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 5/14, Stevie Starlite. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Thu 5/13, Def Harmonic, Dirk V, DJ Joseph, Earwig, Rob Sevier. 773-549-4140.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 5/8, Frank Rosse & the Real Gone Guys. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wed 5/12, Amores. Thu 5/13, Urban & the Hog Wranglers. Sat 5/15, Family Style. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 5/13, Mighty Joe. 312-441-9334.

SPAZIO 483 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield: Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Stay Tuned. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Third Rail Band. 847-272-9922.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge after 10 PM: Tuesdays, open mike hosted by 606 Entertainment. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Vee Dee (see Spot Check), Audreys, Gazelles, Manaconda. Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Captain Yonder (see Spot Check), Tractor Kings, Bevel, Moe Black. Mon 5/10, 9 PM, Defender, Ten Ton, Foible, Kenny, Somerset, DJ Thomas Wax. Tue 5/11, 9 PM, Community Service, DJ Risky Bizness, Longshot, Channel Zero, Reap, DJ 730. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Unreal Scarlet's Well (see Spot Check), Deans, Dials. Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Strategy Game, Carbon Four, Fire Bug, Troy. Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Deathray Davies, Early Risers, America Owns the Moon, Carey Ott. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Holger Czukay, Defender. Sun 5/16, 9 PM, Olde Style, Tripperblue, Nouveau Broke. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

TOWER RECORDS 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale: Sat 5/8, 7 PM, Drop. 630-582-2555.

TOWER RECORDS 2301 N. Clark: Thu 5/13, 6 PM, Subdudes. 773-477-5994.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Chris Kasper, Marc Rosenthal, Milton, Melanie Hersch. Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Greg Wood, Frostbitten Grass, Andy Germak. Sun 5/9, 8 PM, Stuart Davis. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Phyllis Renee Marconi, Leah Galyean, Angela Rossi, Michael K. Thu 5/13, 7 PM, Jenny Gillespie, Waz, Michael Brandmeier. Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Stephen Taylor. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Seven Day Run, Al Rose, Istvan & His Imaginary Band. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Paging Raymond, Dan Vaillancourt, Frankenixon. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sat 5/8, Head Rush, Mayfires, Heavies. Wed 5/12, 8:30 PM, Ten With Strangers, Souls for Rent, Childhood, Blu Magoo, Red Letter. Thu 5/13, Dirty Things. Fri 5/14, 8:30 PM, El Guapo, Detour, Rob Dova, Half Mad Poet, Everyday Celebrity. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Cyclesomething, Ben Lehl Band, For All I Care, Semidivine, Tim Fagan. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/7, U Godda Wanna. Sat 5/8, Mother Was Right. Fri 5/14, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 5/15, History's End. 630-264-2739.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10:30 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/14, Bottom Feeders. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/7, Somewhere in Between, Continuum, Three Hip Cat. Sat 5/8, Clearly & the Mainstream, Y-O-U, Bish, Waterdawgs. Sun 5/9, Jyemo & the Extended Family, Pala, DJ Cappo. Mon 5/10, John Wasem, Kevin Cochran, Peter Greenwood, Alexander Sands, Chris Mates, Graham Cousins. Wed 5/12, Suite 15, Dark Green Bottles. Thu 5/13, Rainy Day Crush, Paper Tree, Monster-0. Fri 5/14, Chris Shaffer, Twitch, Anne Harris. Sat 5/15, RedLine, Middle 8, Ralph Covert, Rich McCulley Band. Sun 5/16, Serengeti, Nathan Brown, Madhappy. 773-929-1300.

ZITTI'S 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-571-3600.

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ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Too Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Tuesdays, DJ Mpulse. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, 8 PM, DJ Mike G., DJ Too Much Funk. Tuesdays, 10 PM, and Thursdays, 5:30 PM, DJ OuttaControl. 847-397-3100.

THE APPLE STORE 679 N. Michigan: Tue 5/11, 7 PM, Ken Waagner. 312-981-9882.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through Mondays. Saturdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-227-6859.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Zuaz. Tuesdays, DJ Mary Nisi, DJ Kevin McComb, Stu Helm. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world music. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, 2-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: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3 spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins hip-hop and house. Sundays, DJ UltraGirl & Miss Sasha spin breaks and techno. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Wednesdays, Joe Black spins rock. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Tuesdays, Gene Farris spins house. Wednesdays, L-Tek, Frankie J, Stunna, Brendan Clark spin drum 'n' bass, garage, deep house, downtempo, and breaks. 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.

BLUE FIN 1952 W. North: Restaurant. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Splinter spins downtempo. 773-394-7373.

BORDERLINE 1958 W. North: Thursdays, midnight, Rick Garcia. 773-278-5138.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Mondays, 8 PM, Sample Ed1t with Stop., Chip-Chop, and RSB1000 (public may bring in tracks to add to the mix; no cover). Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, 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, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, Lee Farmer, Cisco, Tik-Tak, Shawn Mack, JC Soto. 312-475-9800.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, and Sun 5/9, Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJs spin "one-hit wonders." Thursdays, DJs spin hip-hop. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Mike Mroz, DJ Bliss, DJ Abell. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Wednesdays, DJs spin at "industry night," hosted by Tommy Z. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins R&B, hip-hop, and house. 773-477-3661.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin techno, progressive, house, and techno. Saturdays, Dino Latino & Tim Spinnin Schommer spin house, hip-hop, reggae, and old school in the main room; DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop in the Red Room. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, El Prieto. Mondays, 10 PM, Disco Bingo hosted by Paula Sinclaire, with DJ Martin. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, 9 PM, 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.

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.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Frique, Victor R., Marc Ryan. Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nate Scott. Sun 5/9, David Knapp. Thu 5/13, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Billy Corgan, Brian Leisegang, Marc Ryan, Alex Peace spin glam rock, house, funk, disco, and electro with guests. Fri 5/14, Felix da Housecat. Sun 5/16, Ralphi Rosario. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, and funk. Saturdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop, retro, funk, and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, Dino G & DJ Abell spin hip-hop and house. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 5/10, Atomly (live), DJ David Siska, DJ Skinny, DJ M50. 773-489-6457.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 5/7, Stephen P & the Greg spin deep house. Sat 5/8, Bear Who? & the Pamp spin hip-hop, neosoul, and Latin grooves. Sun 5/9, 8 PM-2 AM, Jason Mojica, Eric Ottens, Pickleman. Mon 5/10, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Peach Fuzz & DJ Specialguest spin downtempo and hip-hop. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wed 5/12, Doc West, Rude One, Norm Rockwell. Thu 5/13, DJ Ethan & Fred spin garage, soul, and Britpop. Second Friday of every month, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ 4BZ & guests spin at "Sunny Side Up," hosted by Mwelwa. Sat 5/15, Fathom DJ spins house, funk, and jazz. Sun 5/16, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Ethan. 773-276-1411.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; Mike D spins on the main floor. Saturdays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; DJ Hurricane spins on the main floor. Wednesdays, DJ Structure. Thursdays, Mike D. 773-871-0205.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Sundays, DJ Pharris. Thursdays, Paul Blair. 312-751-2900.

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.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Daminato & Matt King spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, and deep house. 773-549-5549.

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: Thursdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Phat Mike spins hip-hop, house, and R&B. 630-479-8264.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Slim Maybe. Thursdays, Ed Vantage spins in Club X; DJs spin salsa and merengue upstairs (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. 312-266-1944.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Hurricane spins downstairs. 847-593-2200.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Dirty MF spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, DJ SupaMan spins hip-hop, soul, reggae, and house. Wednesdays, Carnaval de Soul with Peven Everett, DJ Hugo H, 816. Thursdays, Vince Adams & Lil' Mikey spin hip-hop and house. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Striz, Justin Reed. Saturdays, DJ Form spins downtempo and hip-hop. Mondays, Mandorock, Larone G., Wonyupkim, Funsho with JJ Jameson & Avery B. Young. Tuesdays, Jalel spins downtempo and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Form, DJ 8. Thursdays, RB spins B-sides, soul, funk, and hip-hop. 773-252-4090.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: DJs spin in Club GT after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, DJ Funky J & others spin hip-hop, house, and retro. 630-833-3534.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays and Wednesdays, George Bates, DJ Savoir Faire. Sundays, 7 PM-1 AM, Curt Clay & friends spin house, jazz, funk, and bossa nova (no cover). Thursdays, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Mondays, 9 PM-4 AM, Lego, Michael Serafini, Johnny Chaos, Just Joey, Uncle Milty. Thursdays, 9 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Carla Prather, Dajae, Vic Lavender. 773-395-0066.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Moustafa Rocks. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, Chip-Chop & RSB1000 spin electronic music at "Sample Ed1t" (tracks may be brought in to add to the mix). 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Just Joey, Brian Borden. 312-527-5600.

HOLIDAY CLUB 4000 N. Sheridan: Sundays, 9:30 PM, DJ Psycho Mike spins mashups and psychedelic trance (no cover). 773-348-9600.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 5/7, 10 PM-4 AM, Manny Lehman. Sat 5/8, 4 PM, Ralphi Rosario. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 11 PM, Jim Lewis. 773-975-9244.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, hip-hop, and R&B. Saturdays, Andrew YKK. Wednesdays, DJ Syzygy spins hip-hop and soul. 773-394-2066.

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.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Saturdays, DJs spin. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Thursdays, DJ Bacchus spins house (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 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). Fri 5/14, Johnny Love, Trancid & Tobias spin at "No Labels, Please." 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Structure. Saturdays, DJ Hitman. Sundays and Thursdays, Mach 1. 312-337-2583.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Mach 1. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, Mach 1 & DJ Structure spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-348-5100.

THE LOFT 15 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Ed Vantage. 312-337-4349.

MAMBO GRILL 412 N. Clark: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Wak spins deep house, Motown, disco, and funk. 312-467-9797.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 5/15, 11 PM, Solid Gold Dancers, DJ Pier Novikov, Mara Mars (18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, Platestation DJ (no cover). 630-446-4001.

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Nate Manic, Duke Shin. 773-862-8686.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 220 E. Chicago: Fri 5/7, 6-10 PM, DJ Madrid spins at "First Fridays." 312-297-4010.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X & Ryan Bedlam spin electroclash and industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 773-528-2622.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Saturdays, 1:30 AM, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

ONTOURAGE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Chris Tomasone & Nandy Maxx spin hip-hop and dance. Saturdays, Jernell Geronimo, Nandy Maxx, Mark Jandes spin hip-hop and house. 312-573-1470.

LE PASSAGE 937 N. Rush: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, DJ Victor "Wolf" spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays (until 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.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente & Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. Tuesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Play, DJ Kwik & others spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

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.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. 312-491-9600.

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

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 5/12, 10 PM, DJ Striz, DJ Skinny & Andrew Suprenant spin at "Sound Salon," hosted by Pistil magazine. 773-276-7036.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Angelist, Nick K, Josh Werner, Freq1C spin jungle, techno, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 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, and soul. Mondays, DJ Felix & DJ Julius spin house. Tuesdays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue, and 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 5/7, Dayhota, Heather, Alena. Sat 5/8, Colette, Brenda D. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, new wave, and alternative. Thu 5/13, Def Harmonic, Dirk V, DJ Joseph, Earwig, Rob Sevier. Fri 5/14, John Acquaviva, Jonas Tempel. Sat 5/15, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Joe Bryl. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Second Monday of every month, DJ Nice Station Zebra, DJ Yves St. LeRoc. Tuesdays, DJ Courtland hosts guest DJs for the "Supreme Court Hearings." Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. Second Thursday of every month, Joe Bryl & Sonia H. host industry night. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23. Thu 5/13, Francois K, Derrick Mau. Fri 5/14, Steve Porter. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sat 5/8, Chris Eterno & VJ Boom Boom (benefit for Women in the Arts). Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Tyrone. 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Julius Buckland, Trackmaster D, Mixin' Margot, Manchild. Saturdays, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, MF, Vijay, Disko Kitty. 773-388-0185.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Chilliwinters. Mondays, Mike Fritz. 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.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 9 PM, Chris Underwood spins hip-hop, neosoul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

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. Saturdays, David Chavez & Caswell James spin Afro-Latin jazz and house. Second Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge after 10 PM: Wednesdays, David Chavez, Caswell James, Cordell Johnson spin deep house (no cover). 773-278-6600.

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. 312-223-9232.

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Omar spins Latin beats and house. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, DJ Angel, DJ Garnetta, Rob Merrit. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Thursdays, Hector Lopez. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Rich Rock. Mondays, DJ Dan Ryan. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy & DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. 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.

TOTU CAFE 2300 5th Ave., River Grove: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJs spin prog, breaks, house, funk, and dub. Saturdays, DJs spin prog, tribal house, breaks, and techno. 708-583-1003.

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. 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, John Curley, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. 312-491-9729.

UPTOWN LOUNGE 1136 W. Lawrence: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fri 5/7, Carl Burke. Saturdays, Sean Patrick. Fri 5/14, Joe Glover. 773-878-1136.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Way Out West, Daniel Mnookin. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. Fri 5/14, Stevie B, George Lamond, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Paul Anthony, Josh Da Funky 1, Jimmie Page, David Fenmore, Rees Urban, Mark Almaria, Solange, Alena, Spencer Lokken. Sat 5/15, DJ Icey, DJ T-1000, John Simmons. 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 LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJ Danny Boy with Mike D. & DJ Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B, Bam Bam Buddha, DJ Spin, Dino G. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Phatman. Mondays, DNS & Monna spin jazz and house. Thursdays, George Bates & Savoir Faire spin deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 5/7, Demarkus Lewis, JT Donaldson. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 5/14, Johnny Fiasco, Dizzy. 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, Shawn Edwards, DJ Night, Brett Lee, Hollywood Bob, Triple X, DJ Angel, DJ Limit. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

SAM BUSH Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

DAVID FRANCEY Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

GLORY BOUND! Tribute to Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, and Josh White Sr., with Odetta, Oscar Brand, and Josh White Jr. Sat 5/8, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

TISH HINOJOSA Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 773-394-1055.

CONNIE KALDOR, JERRY THIEL Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

KELLY KESSLER & THE WICHITA SHUT-INS WITH LAWRENCE PETERS Free concert. Fri 5/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION, NASHVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND, OLLEBELLE, NORMAN & NANCY BLAKE, REELTIME TRAVELERS, WHITES, COX FAMILY, SACRED HARP SINGERS, TIM ERIKSEN, DIRK POWELL & RILEY BOGUS, SIERRA & CODY HULL Sat 5/8, 7:30 PM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-419-0033 or 312-559-1212.

KATHY MATTEA Sat 5/8, 8 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

MONEY CREEK BOYS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Jo Mortland. Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822. Sun 5/16, 2 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

RONNIE RENO & THE RENO TRADITION WITH RYAN HOLLADAY Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

LISSA SCHNECKENBURGER & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing. Mon 5/10, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

SMALL POTATOES Sun 5/16, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574. Sun 5/16, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 111 Main, Round Lake Park. 847-949-5355.

SWITCHBACK Sat 5/8, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

TYLER TWO AND A FEW perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Dot Kent. Sun 5/9, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

WEAVERMANIA Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

WILD CARROT Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 5/8, 7 PM, John Eddie, Fonnmohr. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (in the pub). Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Home Cookin' (in the pub). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 5/11, Sunnyside Up. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Vernam Cipher (followed by an open stage). 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Dave Schultz & Chuck Pinney host the "Twang Night" showcase. 773-395-3002.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 and 10 PM Sundays. Sun 5/9, 7 PM, Al Day, Margaret Nelson. 847-424-9800.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Susan Urban. 708-386-6927.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 5/10, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, DJ Chris B spins country (with dance lessons with Julie, Don & Larry on Fridays). Sundays, 6-11 PM, Big John. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Big John & Chris B. spin (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sun 5/9, 7 PM, Barry Weber. 312-942-0095.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 5/7, John Dillon. Sat 5/8, Larkin Brothers, Moran Brothers. Sun 5/9, 4-9 PM, John Dillon performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Kieran Conway. Fri 5/14, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. 708-687-9323.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: No cover. Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Aidan O'Toole. Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Gareth Woods. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Billy Knox & Brendan Bulger. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Five Mile Chase. 773-473-5263.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wed 5/12 and Thu 5/13, Blazing Saddles. 773-327-1662.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 5/12, DJ Lawrence Peters spins country. 773-472-2771.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 3:30 PM, and Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Jerry Vandiver. 630-922-9821.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/7, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 5/8, Katie Sullivan. Fri 5/14, Tony Leonard & L.J. Slavin. Sat 5/15, Jack Sullivan & Friends. 773-282-7035.

FIREHOUSE GRILL 750 Chicago, Evanston: Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Bluegrass Advocates. 847-733-1911.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 5/13, 9 PM, Terri Hendrix (see Spot Check; in the SideBar). Sat 5/15, 9:30 PM, Billy Joe Shaver. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/8, Cleek Shrey & Motti Pikelny. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/7, Haynie & Samuel. Thu 5/13, open mike with Mami J. Fri 5/14, Bill Staines. Sat 5/15, Doug Rice & Beat 66. 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.

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Sean Cleland & Pat Finnegan host an Irish session. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jim DeWan hosts an Irish session. 773-271-9000.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Urban Twang, Michelle Perry, Al Day. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Crooked Jades, Dick Smith. 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 6-9 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 773-772-9970.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Flatlanders (see Critic's Choice), Reckless Kelly (18+). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. 773-235-9795.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Stone City Stragglers, Earl, Famous Brothers. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 5/10, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa Shine & Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 5/9, 2:30 PM, David Francey (all-ages). Mon 5/10, 8:30 PM, Dime Store String Band (18+; no cover). 847-869-0450.

NOLA'S 32ND WARD SEAFOOD HOUSE 1856 W. North: Mondays, 10 PM, Wingnuts, DJ Koondog. 773-395-4300.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Niamh Parsons, Andy Irvine. 773-728-6000.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 5/7, Choirboys. 630-969-9720.

VILLAGE SQUARE 37 S. Main, Sandwich: Sat 5/8, 7:30 PM, Lee Murdock. 815-878-2693.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Justus. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

TYRONE DAVIS, LITTLE MILTON, ARTIE "BLUES BOY" WHITE with Jesi' Terrell, Nellie Travis, JoJo Murray, Ruby Andrews, Howard Scott & the World Band; see Critic's Choice. Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Sabre Room, 8900 W. 95th, Hickory Hills. 708-598-1200 or 773-776-2800.

MEN OF VICTORY, TRIUMPH & PRAISE, COSMOPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH CHOIR, KEITH BUTLER & THE DELEGATION FOR CHRIST CHORALE & others perform at a benefit for Fresh Start Academy. Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Cosmopolitan Community Church, 5249 S. Wabash. 312-735-2005.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, Billy Branch. 312-642-6805.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 and 10 PM Sundays. Fri 5/7, Mississippi Heat. Sat 5/8, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sundays, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mon 5/10, Nigel Mack (acoustic; no cover). Tue 5/11, Lil' Ed Williams hosts the jam. Wed 5/12, Chainsaw Dupont. Thu 5/13, Ain't Lyin'. Fri 5/14, Carey Bell Band with Lurrie Bell. Sat 5/15, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Fri 5/7, and Sat 5/8, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/7 and Sat 5/8, Linsey Alexander Band. Sundays, and Thursdays, Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, Shirley Johnson Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 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 5/7 and Sat 5/8, John Primer. Sun 5/9, Larry Garner & the Road Lizards. Mon 5/10, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/11, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Wed 5/12, Pistol Pete. Thu 5/13, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 773-528-1012.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1500 16th, Oak Brook: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Mike Gallagher Band. 630-574-0800.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 4718 N. Broadway: Fri 5/7, 6 PM, KCR Ensemble. 773-334-7338.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Johnny B. Moore. Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Bobby "Slim" James & the Variety Band. Sun 5/9, 6 PM, Willie Buck, ZZ Hill Jr., Piano C. Red. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes & the Smokestack Lightning Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Big D & His Band. 773-722-8744.

BOULEVARD BLUES CLUB 3733 Grand Blvd., Brookfield: Wed 5/12, 8:30 PM, Brother John. 708-485-9900.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 5/7, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers, Joel Paterson. Sat 5/8, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Deborah Coleman, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. Sun 5/9, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 5/10, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 5/11, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wed 5/12, Phil Guy. Thu 5/13, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Fri 5/14, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Michael Burks, Joanna Connor. Sat 5/15, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Bill Perry, Joe Moss. 312-427-0333.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/8, Aaron Akins. 773-245-0399.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Sundays, 5 PM, "Stop by the Church: A Gospel Cabaret" with KT McCammond, Daryl Nitz, Jimmy Odom, Carla Parker. 773-278-1830.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 8 PM. Fridays, Motor City Josh, Lil' Ed. Sat 5/8, Downtown Charlie Brown. Sat 5/15, Blues DeVille. 630-325-0780.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks. Mon 5/10, 8 PM, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Dan Darrah. 847-358-9150.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/7, Three Strikes. Sat 5/8, Madman Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, Innocence hosts an open jam. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Sat 5/15, Backstreet Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Thursdays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-367-6168.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 5/8, 9:30 PM, Bo Diddley with the Morells. Thu 5/13, 8:30 PM, Chris Smither. Fri 5/14, 9:30 PM, Charlie Musselwhite, Dave Specter. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Tenry Johns Band. 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.

GENTLE PERSUASION 8959 S. Ashland: Mondays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-233-4800.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 5/8, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Tue 5/11, John Primer. Thu 5/13, Lenny Spatafore hosts an open mike. Sat 5/15, Brian Lupo Band. 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 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/7, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sun 5/9, Matthew Skoller. Mon 5/10, Joanna Connor. Tue 5/11, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Wed 5/12, the Buzz. Thu 5/13 through Sat 5/15, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Mr. B. Sundays, 7-11 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Second Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. 708-647-6519..

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 5/7 and Sat 5/8, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Les Getrex, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thursdays, Sam Goode, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, Son Seals. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, 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. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

LINDA'S LOUNGE 1044 W. 51st: Mondays, 9:30 PM, L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band. 708-335-1271.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with Chris Sipos, Tuck Dailey, Danny King. 847-662-6090.

MIKE'S BAR & GRILL 1837 S. 17th, Broadview: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Carlos Johnson with Lawrence Fields, Roosevelt "Hatter" Purifoy, Sam Green, Pooky Styx (no cover). 708-681-0135.

MR. BILL'S 1246 W. 127th, Calumet Park: Sundays, 8 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions. 708-388-9760.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/8, Lurrie Bell. Sat 5/15, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Sat 5/15, Mississippi Heat. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Gloria Shannon. 708-848-4250.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/7, Barrelhouse Chuck & the Blue Lights, . Sat 5/8, Keith Scott Trio. Thu 5/13, Basement Band. Fri 5/14, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. Sat 5/15, Matthew Skoller Band. 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. Sat 5/8, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Sat 5/15, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Sat 5/8, 9 PM, Dona Oxford. Sundays, 9 PM, Nate Manos host the blues jam. Mondays, 9 PM, Carlos Johnson & friends. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Vini & the Demons. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Pete Special. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Fri 5/7, 9:30 PM, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Lurrie Bell Band, Carlos Johnson (Robert Johnson tribute). Sat 5/8, 10 PM, James Armstrong. Tuesdays, 10 PM, and Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo & Tony Mangiullo. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 5/11, Dave Specter. Thu 5/13, Matthew Skoller. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/7, Joanna Connor. Sat 5/15, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Mon 5/10, 9:30 PM, Bottom Feeders (no cover). 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 5/7, Danny Draher. Mondays, Continental. Fri 5/14, Scott Anderson. 773-772-6656.

TIME-OUT LOUNGE 8216 S. Vincennes: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Eric Davis & His New School Blues Band. 773-224-8430.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 5/14, Paul Kaye. 630-969-9720.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/7, BK Read & the Top Secret Blues Band with Dawn Williams. 312-943-7815.

Jazz

Concerts

TATSU AOKI'S MIYUMI PROJECT Free concert. Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Tuley Park, 90th and King Dr. 312-427-1676.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND Sun 5/16, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

GEORGE JONES, CECILE SAVAGE with dance performances and art. Sat 5/8, 7 PM, Insight Arts, 1545 W. Morse. 773-764-1201 or 773-771-0022.

MAX MORATH Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

DAVE REMPIS QUARTET See Critic's Choice; free concert. Wed 5/12, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ALISON RUBLE TRIO Free concert. Tue 5/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/7, noon, Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 5/8, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, John Watson Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet/Ron Friedman Quintet; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 5/14, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. 312-642-6805.

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

ARCHITECTURAL ARTIFACTS 4325 N. Ravenswood: Sat 5/15, 7 PM, Tim Fitzgerald Group performs at a benefit for ThreeWalls arts organization, with DJs and a live auction. 312-432-3972.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 5/9, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/7 and Sat 5/8, Detour. Sun 5/9 through Sat 5/15, Carlos Cannon. Sun 5/16, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 4718 N. Broadway: Fri 5/7, 7 PM, Paul Wertico. Sat 5/8, 2 PM, Karrin Allyson. Sun 5/9, 3 PM, Goran Ivanovic Group; 5 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band. 773-334-7338.

BURGUNDY INN 2706 N. Ashland: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Albert G./Paul Basa. 773-327-0303.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Sat 5/8, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Sat 5/15, 8:30 PM, Who Needs Dave. 847-256-8870.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Piano bar with music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays, and 9 PM Sundays. Fri 5/7, Lloyd Wilson Trio. Fri 5/14, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/14, Test Tasting. Sat 5/15, Courtney Modesitt & Jay Demko. 773-463-0158.

CARLUCCI'S 250 Marriott, Lincolnshire: Fri 5/7 and Fri 5/14, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-478-0990.

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

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/7, Mark Colby Duo. Sat 5/8 and Fri 5/14, Marshall Vente & Scott Mason. Sat 5/15, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-584-2100.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Ken Shiokawa. 773-489-4757.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Sun 5/16, Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz. 773-245-0399.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/7, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 5/8, Ed Coward Trio. Tue 5/11, 6:30 PM, Dave Allen. Wed 5/12, 6:30 PM, Dan Myers. Thu 5/13, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Lisa Lauren. 773-278-1830.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Wednesdays, 5-11 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quintet (no cover). 847-394-3090.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, John Paris Quartet hosts an open mike (no cover). 773-549-5549.

ETA SQUARE 7558 S. South Chicago: Mon 5/10, 7 PM, Joan Collaso. 773-752-3955.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, Donny DeMarco. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 5/11, 7 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 5/16, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Joni King. 708-788-2118.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 5/10, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 7:30 PM. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Ken Shiokawa. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 5/16, 2 PM, Norrie Cox Goodtime Jazz with Bill Mason. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/7 and Sat 5/8, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Vince Seneri/Dave Valentin Quartet. Sun 5/9, 2 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 5/7, 9 PM, and Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Curtis Fuller (see Critic's Choice) with the Brad Goode Quintet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 5/8, 1 PM, Bloom School of Jazz. Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/9, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio (Hoagy Carmichael tribute). Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Jim Gailloreto Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, and Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Eric Alexander Quartet with Harold Mabern. Sun 5/16, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

GRIDLEY'S 4868 Rte. 83, Long Grove: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Bryan Allmann Quartet. 847-478-3663.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 7 PM, Tommy Bradford Band (no cover). 312-527-5600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 5/10, 6:30 PM, Mwata Bowden & Sound Spectrum (performance and interview with Sterling Plumpp; no cover; all-ages). Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Paul Wertico Trio, Somewhere in Between. Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Vinx. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 5/9, Damon Short Quintet. Sun 5/16, Loose Assembly. 773-935-2118.

JAZZ RECORD MART 444 N. Wabash: Sat 5/8, 1 PM, Dan Phillips Trio. 312-222-1467.

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 5/7 through Sun 5/9, Karrin Allyson. Tue 5/11 through Sun 5/16, Houston Person Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7-10 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet with Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Sat 5/8, 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet, Elaine Dame Trio. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 5/10, 9 PM, Heavy Hitters. Tue 5/11, 9 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 5/14, 10 PM, Matt Ulery & the Narbia Quintet. Sat 5/15, 10 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. 773-348-7592.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Second Monday of every month, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 773-989-5674.

METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY 1039 W. Granville: Mondays, 7 PM, Jazz Conspiracy (no cover). 773-764-0400.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 5/7, 9 PM, Brock, Beard & Drum. Sat 5/8, 9:30 PM, Nicole Kestler Quartet. Tue 5/11, 9 PM, Paul Abella Trio (no cover). Wed 5/12, 7 PM, Three Free (no cover). Thu 5/13, 9:30 PM, Astronauts. Fri 5/14, 9 PM, BMR4. Sat 5/15, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar. Sun 5/9, 8 PM, Don Tisch Quintet. Sun 5/16, 8 PM, Layni Katz Trio. 773-764-8900.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 5/9, Professor John Duo. Mon 5/10, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 5/11, Larry Luchowski. Wed 5/12, Dennis Luxion. Thu 5/13, Paulinho Garcia. Sun 5/16, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. 312-787-9596.

NORTHBROOK COURT 2171 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook: No cover. Thu 5/13, 7 PM, Warren Wiegratz. 847-498-8161.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3131.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, and Wednesdays, 7-11 PM, Sketches in Blue. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 630-782-9091.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 5:30-11:30 PM, Denise LaGrassa. 312-787-6604.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio. Saturdays, 8:30 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 5/7, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Sat 5/8, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 5/14, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 5/15, Gephart Long Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 5/7, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sat 5/8, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Mon 5/10, Joan Hickey Trio. Tue 5/11, Elaine Dame Trio. Thu 5/13, Curtis Robinson Trio. Fri 5/14, Gephart Long Quartet. 847-243-3700.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Don Tisch Quintet. 773-486-9862.

POLO CAFE 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thursdays, Johnny Frigo. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn (no cover). Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Wed 5/12, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/8, Ed Coward Trio. Tuesdays, Mark Madsen (no cover). Wed 5/12, Frisbe (no cover). Sat 5/15, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Pkwy.: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, Erin McDougald Trio. 312-266-0360.

RAMADA INN 4900 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 PM, Jazz Masters with Gina Gibson. 773-288-5800.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 4-7 PM, Phil Gratteau. 773-645-5200.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 5/9, BMR4. 312-527-2722.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 5/7, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 5/8, Larry Luchowski & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 5/9, 11 AM, Bill Peterson Trio; 3 PM, Bradley Williams Trio. Fri 5/14, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 5/15, Kelly Brand Duo. Sun 5/16, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia. 312-787-9596.

SIGNATURE ROOM GRILLE 6401 Purchase, Woodridge: Music at 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, and 5:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 5/7, Professor John & His New Orleans Trio. Sat 5/8, Bradley Williams Trio with Gingi Lahera. Thu 5/13, Elaine Dame Duo. Fri 5/14, Lisa Pappas & Steve Sandner Trio. Sat 5/15, Hinda Hoffman Trio. 630-598-9777.

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

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 9 PM-1 AM, open jam session hosted by Kelli Rich. 773-374-2660.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Duo. 312-527-3510.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Thu 5/13, 9:30 PM, Dave Rempis Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 773-862-3616.

TOMBOY 5402 N. Clark: Sun 5/16, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-907-0636.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis hosts the pro jam. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/7, Gerard Harris Quintet. Sat 5/8, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 5/13, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 5/14, Triage. Sat 5/15, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions Clarinet Choir. 312-791-9050.

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

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wed 5/12, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-529-9135.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Keri Johnsrud Trio (no cover). 312-642-5140.

International

Concerts

JORGE ALABE Afro-Brazilian percussion concert and workshop entitled "Dance of the Orixas." Wed 5/12 and Thu 5/13, 7 PM, Quilombo Cultural Center, 1753 N. Kimball. 773-227-8879.

ZAKIR HUSSAIN & MASTERS OF PERCUSSION with Ustad Sultan Khan (sarangi) and Ganesh & Kumaresh (violin). Sat 5/8, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JASC TSUKASA DAIKO Free concert by the Japanese Taiko ensemble, with Bhangra dancer Carina Hira, Cambodian youth dancers, and Korean-American ensemble Team Do!Boo!. Thu 5/13, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

USTAD AASHISH KHAN plays sarod, with tabla player Fazal Qureshi; free concert. Sun 5/9, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PALOMA performs at the Chicago German Cultural Center's May dance. Sat 5/15, 8 PM, DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western. 773-561-9181.

SONES DE MEXICO Sun 5/16, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TANGO METROPOLIS with Daniel Binelli, Polly Ferman, Julio Grana, Cesar Angeleri, Martin Keledjian. Fri 5/14, 6:30 and 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

International

Clubs

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 5/7, Dub Dis. Sat 5/8 and Thu 5/13, Indika. Sun 5/9, Devon Brown. Mondays, DJ Butterfly with vocals by Life (no cover). Wednesdays, One Blood Soundsystem. Sat 5/15, Flex Crew. Sun 5/16, Hydro. 773-348-3998.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/8, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. Wed 5/12, 8 PM, Pedro Cortes Jr. with La Conja, Barbara Martinez, Gonzalo Grau, and Panagiotis Andreou. Sat 5/15, 10:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo with Zanya (preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/7, 10 PM, Rembetika. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. 773-348-7592.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Emeline Michel, Tamboula. 773-728-6000.

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Thursdays, 7 PM, Los Tropicanos. 312-222-1226.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, 6-9 PM, DJs spin salsa dura and Afro-Caribbean jazz at "Saoco Sunday." 773-784-5439.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/7, Andrea, Zeleke. Sat 5/8, Dub Dis, Aswah Greggori. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

Classical

MATT ALBERT & YASUKO OURA violin & piano, in a free recital (Franck, Bartok, Bach, Coble). Sun 5/9, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR & EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Stephen Alltop, conductor, with soloists & orchestra in an all-Monteverdi program. Sun 5/16, 7 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6 PM), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE piano, in a free all-Brahms concert. Wed 5/12, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

LIZETTE AYALA in a free recital. Fri 5/7, 7 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA with harpsichordist David Schrader, soprano Patrice Michaels, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, tenor Harold Brock, bass Douglas Anderson & the Bach Week Festival Chorus (Bach, Soler, Schein, Speer, Gabrieli). Sun 5/9, 7 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-236-0452.

YANA BOURKOVA violin, with violinist Hannah Stitzinger & pianists Winston Choi & Wei-Han Wu in a free concert (Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Sarasate). Sun 5/9, 6:15 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-332-4871.

CANDLEOPERA in an English-language production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Fri 5/7, 7:30 PM, Community Church of Wilmette, 1020 Forest, Wilmette. 773-590-2666. Sun 5/9, 6 PM, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park, Evanston. 773-590-2666. Thu 5/13, 7 PM, Covenant Village, 2625 Techny, Northbrook. 773-590-2666. Sat 5/15, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 773-590-2666.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS Aaron Jay Kernis, conductor (Part, Druckman, Kernis). Mon 5/10, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with organist John Sherer & bassoonist Charles Shapera in a free concert (Handel, Mozart, Schubert). Sun 5/9, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO CHORALE Bruce Tammen conducts a free concert of a cappella music (Janowski, Distler, David, Palestrina, Grieg, Rautavaara, Martin, Paulus). Mon 5/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Handel, Haydn, Martinu, Dvorak). Sun 5/9, 5:30 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-889-4206.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Alexander Platt conducts Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice. See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/7, 7:30 PM, Sun 5/9, 3 PM, and Thu 5/13 and Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. 312-704-8414 or 312-334-7777. @MListing:CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/7, 1:30 PM, and Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor (Mahler, Prokofiev, Part). Thu 5/13, 8 PM, Fri 5/14, 1:30 PM, and Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Mitsuko Uchida, conductor & piano (Janacek, Mozart, Dvorak). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Allen Tinkham & Terrance Gray, conductors, with mezzo-soprano Buffy Baggott, baritone Wayne Tigges & the Chicago Children's Choir (Tchaikovsky, Start, Durufle). Sun 5/16, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

ALAN CHOW piano (Liszt, Haydn). Sun 5/16, 4 PM, private residence, Evanston. Call for location. 773-442-4978.

DOUGLAS CLEVELAND organ. Sun 5/9, 4 PM, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University. 773-363-5662.

DAEDALUS STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Hindemith, Brahms). Sun 5/9, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY MUSIC STUDENTS in a free all-Brahms concert. Thu 5/13, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DANIEL DEL PINO piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Chopin, Granados, Rachmaninoff). Wed 5/12, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY A CAPPELLA Clayton Parr conducts. Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor (Brahms, R. Strauss). Sat 5/15, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 5/7, 12:10 PM, clarinetist Bonnie Campbell & pianist Diana Schmuck. Fri 5/14, 12:10 PM, clarinetist Gina Guhl & pianist Anne Breeden. 312-787-4570.

FRANZ HAUK organ. Sun 5/16, 4 PM, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University. 773-363-5662.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francesco Milioto, conductor, with violinist Rong-Yan Tang (Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Borodin/Sargent). Sun 5/16, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

ICARUS QUARTET in free concerts. Sun 5/16, 7:30 and 8:30 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Museum, 1852 W. 19th St. 312-294-3803.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Bruce Wallick (Addinsell, Hanson, Wagner, Rozsa, Borodin). Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774. Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE performs music of Columbia College Chicago student composers in an interdisciplinary program. Tue 5/11, 11 AM, Wed 5/12, 7 PM, Thu 5/13 through Sat 5/15, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 72 E. 11th. 312-344-6300.

MARC JOHNSON & BLAIR MILTON cello & violin, in an all-Bach concert. Fri 5/7, 10:15 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-236-0452.

KREMERATA BALTICA QUARTET with violinist Gidon Kremer (Shostakovich, Schnittke, Schubert). Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Richard Boldrey in an all-Gershwin program. Fri 5/14 and Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAKESIDE SINGERS Robert Bowker, conductor (Purcell, Britten, Saint-Saens & others). Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-382-5085. Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-382-5085.

RACHEL LEE violin, with pianist Rohan De Silva (Mozart, R. Strauss, Brahms, Smetana, Bartok, Debussy/Heifetz, Sarasate). Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SUSANNE MENTZER, ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE, ILYA KALER, RAMI SOLOMONOV & STEPHEN BALDERSTON mezzo-soprano, piano, violin, viola & cello, in a free all-Brahms program. Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Jane Glover, conductor, with soprano Amy Burton, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, tenor Kurt Hansen & bass Peter Van De Graaff (Mozart, Haydn). Sun 5/16, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

MUSICA CAMERATA (Mozart, Meyer, Schubert). Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianist Eckhart Sellheim (Mozart, Elgar, Mendelssohn). Fri 5/7 and Sat 5/8, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with guitarist Denis Azabagic (Rimsky-Korsakov, Chabrier, Rodrigo, Ravel). Sun 5/16, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School, Oakton & Wolf, Des Plaines. 847-577-1300.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY BRASS ENSEMBLE Gail Williams, conductor (Bernstein, Ewazen). Wed 5/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERTO/ARIA COMPETITION Student musicians perform; free admission. Thu 5/13, 4:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Anne Waller, conductor (Telemann, Brouwer, Gimanez, Torroba). Sun 5/16, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Husa, R. Strauss). Fri 5/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS Julia Davis, conductor, with pianist Emily Parker. Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK (Leoncavallo, Zemlinsky). Fri 5/7, 8 PM, and Sun 5/9, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Mozart, Hindemith, Dvorak). Fri 5/14, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

PACIFICA QUARTET, EIGHTH BLACKBIRD with pianist Lisa Kaplan in a program of University of Chicago student composers. Sun 5/16, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

PARK RIDGE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY Kurt Henning conducts Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado. Fri 5/7, Sat 5/8, Fri 5/14, and Sat 5/15, 8 PM, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 711 W. Crescent, Park Ridge. 847-604-4333.

ITZHAK PERLMAN violin. Thu 5/13, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

PROJECTO 4 in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Debussy). Sat 5/8, 4 PM, Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr. 773-525-4707.

PEPE ROMERO guitar, with conductor Allan Dennis & the Symphony Orchestra of Midwest Young Artists (Chabrier, Falla, Sarasate, Rodrigo, C. Romero). Sat 5/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-926-9898.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 5/8, 7:30 PM, cellist Matt Haimovitz. 773-525-2508.

LEONORA SUPPAN-GEHRICH, BRIAN GEHRICH & HELGA WINOLD piano, violin & cello, in a free concert (Beethoven, Mendelssohn). Sat 5/8, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

TRIO BELLA in a free concert. Fri 5/7, 7 PM, Gallery 415, 415 N. LaSalle. 312-527-0578.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Chung Park, conductor, with trumpeter Jason Covey in a free concert (Marcello, Baldassare, Mozart). Sat 5/15, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with violist Michael Hall in a free concert (Britten, Persichetti, Martinu, Watters, Bacos, Amram, Ligeti). Sat 5/8, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO VOCAL SHOWCASE Free admission. Thu 5/13, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

RICHARD WEBSTER, DAVID SCHRADER, CHANNING PHILBRICK, LEWIS KIRK, JUDITH KULB & KATINKA KLEIJN organs, trumpet, bassoon, oboe & cello (J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach). Fri 5/7, 8 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-236-0452.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR, MEN'S GLEE CLUB, WOMEN'S CHORALE, SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & SYMPHONIC BAND Fri 5/7, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

DAVID YONAN violin, with violist Charles Pikler, violinist Sang Mee Lee & pianist George Lepauw (Part, Mozart, Cohen, Schumann). Sun 5/9, 8 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-307-8467.

Fairs & Festivals

MECA MUSIC CONFERENCe & Festival

Besides the shows below, the Musician's Education and Career Advancement conference features panels, workshops, clinics, and mentoring sessions Thursday through Saturday, May 13 through 15, at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan. To purchase badges ($300; unlimited access to all events), day passes ($90; one day at the trade show and all four nights of music), or wristbands ($20; all live-music showcases) see www.mecamusicconference

.com. Walk-up registration runs from 5 to 9 PM on Wednesday, May 12; from 9 AM to 6 PM on Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14; and from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, May 15.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12:

Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont: 8 PM, Gigi Nisco, Donna Frost, Josie Aiello; 9:45 PM, MariZen; 10:40 PM, Echosend; 11:30 PM, Ellen Rosner. 773-281-4444.

Big Horse Lounge, 1558 N. Milwaukee: 8:30 PM, Dammitheads; 9:30 PM, Rosedales; 11:30 PM, Suzy Brack & the New Jack Lords; 12:30 AM, Subversives. 773-770-2039.

Goose Island, 3535 N. Clark: 10 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Voodoo Kings, Pipe Circus, Know Boundaries. 773-549-9624.

Nevin's Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 9 PM, Epicycle, Wonderful Smith, Fizzgig, Tellers, Bluf (18+). 847-869-0450.

The Note, 1565 N. Milwaukee: 11 PM, Comasoft, Death of a Salesman, KK. 773-489-0011.

Pontiac Cafe, 1531 N. Damen: 9 PM, Altered; 9:45 PM, Circlefour; 10:30 PM, Courageous Rue; 11:30 PM, Pepperboy. 773-252-7767.

Uncommon Ground Cafe, 1214 W. Grace: 9 PM, Phyllis Renee Marconi, Leah Galyean, Angela Rossi, Michael K. 773-929-3680.

Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport: 8:30 PM, Red Letter; 9:30 PM, Blu Magoo; 10:30 PM, Childhood; 11:30 PM, Souls for Rent; 12:30 AM, Ten With Strangers. 773-327-2739.

THURSDAY, MAY 13:

Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace: 8 PM, Butch Walker, Cameron McGill, Dean Evans Band, Gidgets Ga Ga (18+). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont: 9 PM, Frank Ferro; 10 PM, Audible Thread; 11 PM, A.D.D.; midnight, Gaskit. 773-281-4444.

Big Horse Lounge, 1558 N. Milwaukee: 8:30 PM, Pete Berwick; 9:30 PM, Kevin Fox Band; 10:30 PM, Blasternaut; 11:30 PM, Digable Cat; 12:30 AM, Stone Jones. 773-770-2039.

Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison: 10 PM, Twitch, Hopah. 773-327-1662.

Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee: 9 PM, Empyrean; 9:45 PM, Hayes; 10:30 PM, Buddahead; 11:15 PM, Sour Deluxe; midnight, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

Goose Island, 3535 N. Clark: 10 PM, Almost Rosario, Second Half, Mark Watson Band, Neptune Crush. 773-549-9624.

Gunther Murphy's, 1638 W. Belmont: 9 PM, Brooke Fox; 9:45 PM, Homunculus; 10:30 PM, Brother Lowdown; 11:30 PM, Naked Mile. 773-472-5139.

ImprovOlympic, 3541 N. Clark: 8:30 PM, Michelle Anthony; 9:15 PM, Paul Christianson; 10:45 PM, Jeanne T. Arrigo. 773-880-0199.

Nevin's Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 9 PM, Kissers, Anne Harris, Dayna Malow, Josh Hill (18+). 847-869-0450.

The Note, 1565 N. Milwaukee: 8:30 PM, Sappy Bell; 10 PM, NDX; 11 PM, Fashion Bomb; midnight, Lucius Warbaby. 773-489-0011.

Pontiac Cafe, 1531 N. Damen: 9 PM, Duenow, Junior, Superhopper. 773-252-7767.

Raw Bar, 3720 N. Clark: 9 PM, Typhanie Monique. 773-348-7291.

Subterranean, 2011 W. North: 9 PM, Troy; 10 PM, Fire Bug; 11 PM, Carbon Four; midnight, Strategy Game. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

Uncommon Ground Cafe, 1214 W. Grace: 7 PM, Michael Brandmeier; 8 PM, Waz; 10 PM, Jenny Gillespie. 773-929-3680.

Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport: 10 PM, Dirty Things. 773-327-2739.

FRIDAY, MAY 14:

Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont: 9 PM, Spread; 10 PM, Late Nights; 11 PM, Jesus & the Devil; midnight, Aya Sofia. 773-281-4444.

Big Horse Lounge, 1558 N. Milwaukee: 8:30 PM, Callisto; 9:30 PM, Cased; 11:30 PM, Modern Day Zero; 12:30 AM, Domestic Godzilla. 773-770-2039.

Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison: 10 PM, Simmering, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Javier Mendoza Band, Tommy Knox. 773-327-1662.

Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln: 9:15 PM, Amazing Catfish; 10:15 PM, Disposable Pets; 11:15 PM, Pimps; 12:30 AM, Downtown Tripper Mind. 773-549-5549.

Gunther Murphy's, 1638 W. Belmont: 9 PM, Steve Bequette; 9:45 PM, Modify; 10:30 PM, Kevin Lee; 11:30 PM, Cells. 773-472-5139.

Nevin's Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 9 PM, Matthew, Braam, Matthew Clay, Dean Evans Band, Bystander (18+). 847-869-0450.

The Note, 1565 N. Milwaukee: 9 PM, American Motherload; 9:45 PM, Gatlin; 10:30 PM, Premium; 11:30 PM, Egostatic; 12:30 AM, Supermercado. 773-489-0011.

Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport: 8:30 PM, Everyday Celebrity; 9:30 PM, Half Mad Poet; 10:30 PM, Rob Dova; 11:30 PM, Detour; 12:30 AM, El Guapo. 773-327-2739.

SATURDAY, MAY 15:

Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace: 9:30 PM, Leslie Smith Combo; 10:15 PM, Ken Mottet & the Western Casuals; 11:15 PM, Hi-Q's; 12:20 AM, Riptones. 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

Big Horse Lounge, 1558 N. Milwaukee: 9 PM, Chokehold; 10 PM, Cinematix; 11 PM, Dirty Pawz; midnight, Divine. 773-770-2039.

Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison: 10 PM, Hubbards. 773-327-1662.

Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee: 10 PM, Punsapaya, Dig for Fire, Lavellas. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln: 9 PM, Big Bang Music Theory; 10 PM, Sound & Fury; 11 PM, Water on Electricity; midnight, Perfect Red; 1 AM, Model One. 773-549-5549.

Goose Island, 3535 N. Clark: 10 PM, Milkplow, Hot Oil Treatment, Jason Blake Band, Herbie Hinkle Ensemble. 773-549-9624.

Gunther Murphy's, 1638 W. Belmont: 9 PM, Gypsy; 10 PM, Gina Cutillo; 11 PM, Katie Todd Band. 773-472-5139.

Nevin's Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston: 9 PM, Mark Selby, Patrice Pike, Ellis, Tristen, Mark Lonsway (18+). 847-869-0450.

The Note, 1565 N. Milwaukee: 9 PM, Left Setter; 9:45 PM, 19 Wheels; 10:30 PM, Pinch; 11:30 PM, Gelheads; 12:30 AM, Last of the Showmen. 773-489-0011.

Pontiac Cafe, 1531 N. Damen: 9 PM, My Left Arm, Team Rock-It, Fooled by April, Mimi Ferocious. 773-252-7767.

Schubas, 3159 N. Southport: 7 PM, Down the Line; 10 PM, Dan Darrah, Air This Side of Caution, Dave Tamkin. 773-525-2508.

Uncommon Ground Cafe, 1214 W. Grace: 9 PM, Seven Day Run, Al Rose, Istvan & His Imaginary Band. 773-929-3680.

Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport: 9 PM, Tim Fagan; 10 PM, Semidivine; 11 PM, For All I Care; midnight, Ben Lehl Band; 1 AM, Cyclesomething. 773-327-2739.

ROCKIN' DE MAYO Elston & Division: Fri 5/7, 4-10 PM, Blues Traveler, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, El Guapo. Sat 5/8, 4-10 PM, Fountains of Wayne, Howie Day, Wheat, LP. 312-836-4299 or 773-777-1700.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLKLORE SOCIETY ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC Hutchinson Courtyard, University of Chicago, 57th & University. Sat 5/8, 11 AM-4 PM, "picnickers are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam along with old-time, bluegrass, blues, and Irish tunes." Free admission. 773-702-9793.

WINDY CITY HEMP FEST Montrose at the lake: Sat 5/15, noon, Ad Roc Committee; 1 PM, Stash; 2 PM, Egostatic; 3 PM, Simmering; 4 PM, Secret Agent Bill; 5 PM, Blizzard of Ozz; 6 PM, Old #8. Sun 5/16, noon, 9 Miles Band; 1 PM, God Wafer; 2 PM, Terrapin Flyer; 3 PM, Fashion Bomb; 4 PM, Genral Patton; 5 PM, Smoke; 6 PM, Milkplow; 7 PM, Starrunner. 708-795-1146 or 847-293-4862.

Miscellaneous

CONTEMPORARY CHILDREN'S CHOIR, EXALTATION! FOX VALLEY COMMUNITY HANDBELL ENSEMBLE Fri 5/7, 7:15 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 330 Kishwaukee Valley Rd., Woodstock. 815-206-0733.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY TRUMPET ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 5/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

HARDART GROOP Mon 5/10, 7:33 PM, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster. 773-275-6492.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND Free concert. Sun 5/16, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

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