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

ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, dance music and electronica, funk, reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard to music type.

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ACOUSTIC VAUDEVILLE with Aimee Mann & Michael Penn. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FIONA APPLE, JURASSIC 5 Saturday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

JUDY ARMSTRONG Sunday, 7:30 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

AVALON, ANOINTED, NICOLE NOIDERMAN Next Friday, March 17, 7:30 PM, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 800-965-9324 or 312-559-1212.

BEACH BOYS Saturday, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LUKA BLOOM, MICHAEL McDERMOTT Next Saturday, March 18, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TERRY BREEN Free concert. Thursday, March 16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SHANNON CURFMAN, MARAH Saturday, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DIG DUG Free in-store performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

DROVERS, THE LASH, NARROWBACKS, DYED IN THE WOOL "A Touch o' Green" benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls also features the Trinity Irish Dancers and dancers from the Mullane School of Dance and the Gavin School of Dance. Saturday, 12:30-4 PM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-738-9578.

EXTREME MUSIC FROM WOMEN See Spot Check; with Wendy Van Dusen, Maria Moran, Karen Thomas, Cat Hope, Rosemary Malign, Diane Nelson, DJ William Bennett. Wednesday, 8 PM, Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western. 773-296-6024.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

ROBBIE FULKS Free tribute to Michael Jackson. Next Friday, March 17, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SARA HICKMAN Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, March 18, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-559-1212.

KORN, STAIND with Spike & Mike's Twisted Animation Festival. Thursday, March 16, and next Friday, March 17, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

LIQUID SOUL Free in-store performance. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Tower Records, 1209 E. Golf, Schaumburg. 847-619-8777.

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE Saturday, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LAURA MACRAE Free concert. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MEGON McDONOUGH Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

BRIAN McKNIGHT, 702 Next Saturday, March 18, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

PETER MURPHY See Spot Check. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER National touring production of selections from Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, and other musicals. Next Saturday, March 18, 3 and 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666. Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600.

KEN NORDINE'S WORD JAZZ WITH HOWARD LEVY, MARVIN TATE & D-SETTLEMENT See Spot Check. Saturday, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NORTH Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

COLIN O'BRIEN Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

PATCHOULI Free concert. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

PLUSH CARGO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS perform at a Saint Patrick's Day polka party. Next Friday, March 17, 7 PM, Polonia Banquets, 4604 S. Archer. 800-659-6811.

PRODIGALS Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

LOU RAWLS Next Friday, March 17, 2 and 8:30 PM, next Saturday, March 18, 6 and 9 PM, and next Sunday, March 19, 3:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

CATHY RICHARDSON BAND, KIMI HAYES BAND Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MATTHEW SWEET, COBRA VERDE Thursday, March 16, and next Friday, March 17, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-929-5959.

EMBER SWIFT, MIRANDA STONE Benefit for the Lesbian Avengers. Next Sunday, March 19, 7 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-252-6019.

THIRD EYE BLIND, TONIC Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

TED TOMCZAK'S TAKE FIVE, STAS BULANDA'S DYNO CHICAGO perform at a Saint Patrick's Day polka party. Next Sunday, March 19, 1-7 PM, Przybylo's House of the White Eagle, 6839 N. Milwaukee, Niles. 800-659-6811.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Saturday and next Friday, March 17, 1 PM-1 AM, St. Patrick's Day Festival with Prodigals, Central Sun, Baal Tinne, Larry Nugent. Next Saturday, March 18, American English (Beatles tribute band). 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Saturdays. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Andrew spins in the loft. 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin on two levels after 10 PM. Friday, DJs Sunny Singh, Banti, Aladdin & Yogi. 312-942-9999.

ARENA SPORTS CLUB 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Saturday, 9 PM, Rico! 630-832-3742.

ART BAR 215 W. Chicago: Friday, 11:30 PM, "Phunky Phriday" with Victoria, DJs Wayne Williams & Gary Wallace, and others. 312-664-6500.

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

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Nocturno, Rick Guerraro, Oscar Alcantar & Luis Segura. Wednesdays, 4 Fantasticos. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Delafields, Dollar Love Plus. Saturday, Steep Water, Old #8, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sunday, Seven Four Slide, Vibeflight Mission. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesday, Atomic Zombies, Butane 5. Thursday, Project 9, Dr. Morg & the 12-Legged Funk Machine. Next Friday, March 17, Big Hello, Krinkles, J for Jules. Next Saturday, March 18, Miranda Stone, Ember Swift, Middle 8, Soulfix. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: "DJ/VJs" play dance music Tuesdays through Saturdays after 5 PM and Sundays and Mondays after 8 PM. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, E.V. & friends. Mondays, DJs John Almonte & Jen spin metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Spin. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIC'S HARDWARE CAFE 1733 S. Halsted: Friday, 7 PM, Toy Band. 312-850-2884.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Differents. Saturday, Dragon Girls, Bible of the Devil. Monday, 9:30 PM, Amelia Airmattress; 10 PM, open mike. Thursday, Johnny L., Mental Insect. Next Friday, March 17, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes, Atomic Zombies, William & the Conquerors. Next Saturday, March 18, Stardust (David Bowie tribute band), Alison Kenady, Dead Steel Mill, Detholz. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Poolside & Gamewarden. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, Stakka, Skynet, Frenzic, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Collette. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Edgar Marroquin & Diablo spin Latin pop. Saturdays, DJs spin rock, pop & alternative. 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BOHICA BAR & GRILL 5518 S. Archer: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 773-581-0397.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday, March 17, Spoonfed. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Silent Lucidity. Next Saturday, March 18, Reasons. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Patty Elvis. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Wednesdays DJs spin. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Five Year Jacket. Next Friday, March 17, Ruckus. Next Saturday, March 18, Country Funkin'. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, B.M.C. Saturday, Libido Funk Circus. Next Friday, March 17, Butterside Down. Next Saturday, March 18, Soul Shakedown. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sundays, 8:30 PM, music and spoken word followed by an open mike. 773-348-8536.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin retro music. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Fridays, 9 PM, dueling pianos with Mick Archer & friends. 630-778-6350.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Thursdays after 9 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends. 773-624-0647.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Wednesdays, DJ Hide. 773-384-2547.

CHAMP'S ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Music after 10 PM. Next Friday, March 17, Rico! 708-499-4140.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Big Deal. Saturday, American English (Beatles tribute band). Next Friday, March 17, Mr. Meyers. Next Saturday, March 18, Holy Moses. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, March 16, 9 PM, Gertrude. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, Mardi Gras party with members of the Flying Wallendas. Saturdays, DJ Frank Orall & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, DJs Gil Burns, Pulz-8 & Jeff Moyer. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. 312-266-1200.

CLUB CHAMELEON Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. DJs spin 8-10 PM Fridays, 6:30 PM-2 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 888-436-7737.

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

CLUB MACANUDO 60 E. Walton: Fridays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. Saturday, 9 PM, and Wednesday, 7 PM, Erin McDougald. 312-642-4200.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 773-477-1420.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live reggae midnight to 4 AM Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 5-10 PM, DJ Romonski Luv. 312-341-9787.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Friday, Judge Jules. Thursday, Derrick Carter, Ms. Honey Dijon, Dajae. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10 PM, Bello, Molly. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Then Again, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, March 17, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Next Saturday, March 18, 10:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Blue Nova. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Then Again. Saturday, New Invaders. Next Friday, March 17, the Ride. Next Saturday, March 18, Underwater People. 847-541-4700.

D.C. COBB'S 226 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, March 18, Hans und da Hormones, Barnyard Oddities. 815-337-9214.

DANIELA'S RISTORANTE & PUB 7510 Randolph, Forest Park: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 708-366-3804.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Urban Twist; 10:30 PM, Patty Morabito. Saturdays, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz; 10:30 PM, Margaret Dill. Sundays, 7 PM, phenomenalist Sidney Friedman. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ester Hana. Thursdays, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, Mark Burnell. Thursdays, Dan Stetzel. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJ Ken Vandermark spins "Beat favorites." Monday, DJ Abe spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Mike Cook. Thursday, Wicker Man DJs spin. 773-472-2771.

DETOUR 6255 N. McCormick: DJs spin progressive house and dance music Thursdays and Fridays 9 PM-4 AM and Saturdays 9 PM-5 AM. Sundays, DJs Tony Frank Cano. 773-267-0090.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fridays through Mondays, Four Man Acoustical Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9 PM, X-Vessel, Windy & Carl, Nova Sonic, Grimble Grumble. Saturday, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Cow Lily. Sunday, 9 PM, Muchacha, Orbit, Tarts. Monday, 7:30 PM, Looper, Califone; 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge with Vice-Verse & Ill Dilemma. Tuesday, 9 PM, Ex-Centric Sound System (see Critic's Choice). Wednesday, 9 PM, Differents, Jupiter Down, Timeout Drawer. Thursday, 8 PM, benefit for Free Street with Jonny Polonsky, Bombpop, Dovetail Joint, Red Elephant, Jive Council. Next Friday, March 17, 10 PM, Beer Nuts, Shovel Head, Callahan, Medication, DJ Matt Nelson. Next Saturday, March 18, 10 PM, Paladins, Belmont Playboys, Wreckin' Ball. Next Sunday, March 19, 9 PM, Groove Armada DJs. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, Derrick Carter & Lego. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Animation (Rush tribute band). Next Saturday, March 18, Mr. Blotto. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke, Neill & Adrian. Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Drovers; 10 PM, the Lash. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Fabulous Janes. Saturday, Backyard. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Saturday, March 18, Mistaken Identity. 815-356-9980.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Wednesdays, DJs spin retro music. 847-593-2200.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Blue Marvin, Bob's Yer Uncle, Meridian Marshall. Saturday, Dazy Head Mazy, Flapjacks, Arthur Lee. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Saturday, March 18, "Spring Beer Festival" with music in the tent: 7:30 PM, Downtime; 9:30 PM, Mike & Joe; and in the club: 8 PM, Jenkins Band; 10:30 PM, Radio Slave; 12:30 AM, Quantum Leep. 847-358-9150.

EAST BANK CLUB 500 N. Kingsbury: Music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, Bob Solone Trio. 312-527-5800.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, 9 PM, Ian Crockett Band, Uniform, Gabriel Stomp, Last Vegas. Saturday, 9 PM, Big Backyard, the Dog & Everything, Freekbass, Kari Newhouse. Sunday, Sumo. Monday, Dan Darrah, Audiosoul. Tuesday, Zygota, Co-Pilot Jones, the Shine. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Just One Jimmy. Thursday, Swag, Waterworks. Next Friday, March 17, Great Apes, Myrium Ava, Iowa Machine Shed, Sketch Middle. Next Saturday, March 18, Chicago Samba Group, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Critics. Saturday, Batteries Not Included. Thursday, Dean Granite. Next Friday, March 17, Dave Dunn Band. Next Saturday, March 18, Nightime Lover. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Sue Garner & Rick Brown (see Critic's Choice), Town & Country, Eternals. Saturday, Blacks (see Spot Check), Frisbie. Sunday, 9 PM, Kit Clayton (see Critic's Choice), Stewart Walker (see Critic's Choice), Chessie (see Critic's Choice). Monday, 9:30 PM, Del Rey, Lynx, Dark Logic. Tuesday, Nomads (see Spot Check), Bouncing Balls, Iggy Yoakum & His Famous Pogo Ponies. Thursday, "Arsenal Road" performance project with Mark Shippy, Weasel Walter, Bobby Conn, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Monica Bou-Bou, Greg Jacobsen, Misty, Robert Johnson & the Browns, and Missing Tooth. Next Friday, March 17, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Astro-B, 84 Nash, Wolfie, M.O.T.O. Next Saturday, March 18, White Stripes, Tokyo Expando, Evil Beaver. Next Sunday, March 19, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Next Friday, March 17, 9 PM, Toy Band. 773-973-2233.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Dough. 630-916-6242.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Sundays, Dub Dis (no cover). 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FACES 223 W. Ontario: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. 312-440-3223.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fridays, Soma DJs Christopher Robin & Dan Fijolek spin trance music. Thursdays, Mike James & Mikie Mike. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Stevie Starlite. Saturday, Revelations. Next Friday, March 17, Wicked Garden. Next Saturday, March 18, Caliente. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, Hot Stove Jimmy, First Grade Crush, Straight Legged Kick, Authority Abuse; 10 PM, Mary Tyler Morphine, the Bottom, Blue Druids. Saturday, 7 PM, Oblivion, Lynyrd's Innards, Mushuganas, Sidecar, Gammits. Sunday, 7 PM, Alabama Thunderpussy, ICBM, Pal, Silverado, Monster Trux. Monday, 6 PM, Vote Quimby, Nakatomi Plaza, Supereighteen, Story of My Life, Blameshifter. Wednesday, 8 PM, Hero of 100 Fights, V for Vendetta, Paper Chase. Thursday, 6 PM, Zao, Burn it Down, Novena, Story So Far, Unwed Sailor. Next Friday, March 17, 6 PM, Wesley Willis, Arab on Radar, Kung Fu Rick, Hook; 10 PM, Entertainment, Arab on Radar, Sterling, Taylor. Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Pistolero, Mashers, TV Savage. Next Sunday, March 19, 5 PM, All Else Fails, Hysterics, No Place for a Hero, Demoted to Hugs, Shumways. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thursday, March 16, 8 PM, Ronda Rae & the Replays (benefit concert for Ascension Parish). Next Friday, March 17, 10 PM, Iguanas. Next Saturday, March 18, 10 PM, Iguanas, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, DJs spin dance music upstairs in the loft. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Thursday, March 16, Core. Next Friday, March 17, Cleavers. Next Saturday, March 18, Uncle John's Band. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Only Sons. Saturday, Jan James Band. Thursday, Buckethead. Next Friday, March 17, Libido Funk Circus. Next Saturday, March 18, Tom Carey Band. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Rico! Next Friday, March 17, Underwater People. Next Saturday, March 18, Moods. 630-416-4898.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Prairie Town, Coach Feo. Saturday, Tara & friends. Next Friday, March 17, Sean & All Who Enter. Next Saturday, March 18, Heavy Water, Gen'ral Patton & His Privates. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, Jerry Sprague. Thursdays, Matt & Bill. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Chuck Larkin. Saturday, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Bob Sutter. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesday and Thursday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Next Friday, March 17, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Next Saturday, March 18, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sunday, 6 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Freddy Allen; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, VJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIORGIO'S BANQUETS 276 E. Irving Park, Wood Dale: Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM, members of Stage Right Dinner Theatre perform show tunes. 630-766-4626.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly from 10 PM until 4 AM. 312-587-8469.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GROOVY 4660 W. 147th, Midlothian: DJs spin 70s disco and 80s retro dance music after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Billygoat. 708-371-7272.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Slugs. Saturday, Fitz & the Celts, Printers Rogue. Thursday, Dogs of Brian, Printers Rogue. Next Saturday, March 18, Starr 69. 773-472-5139.

HARRY G'S 801 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music after 7:30 PM. Saturday, Ronny & the Rockits. 847-397-7750.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 7-9 PM, all-ages "free-form" dancing to DJ music (world beat, techno, and trip-hop). 773-381-3042.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 9 PM, benefit for the Chicago Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal with Taiko drumming troupe Maiko, Universal Mystic, and DJ Esperanto (call 312-322-1761 or 773-862-9609 for more information). 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Keith Ware. Saturdays and Wednesdays, Matt Warren. Thursdays, Jim Belanger. 312-236-4355.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Andrew Frakker. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Joey Edwin. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Kevin & Aiden. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 10 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Rebecca Gates. Wednesday, 10 PM, Billy Baroo, Resonator. Thursday, 10 PM, Beauty Pageant, Dolce Volante. Next Saturday, March 18, 10 PM, Rachels, Shannon Wright. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Trial By Z, Satya Graha. Next Friday, March 17, 80s Enough. Next Saturday, March 18, Pat McCurdy. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Caesare spins "easy listening sounds," bossa nova, and international pop music. 773-486-0686.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Blind Roosevelts. 847-956-1170.

THE HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2086.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Steel Pulse, Rustic Overtones. Saturday, Cowboy Mouth, Autoliner. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Angeles del Infierno, La Querida de Cortez, Sobredoses. Wednesday, Rahzel, Mixmaster Mike, Choclair. Thursday, Black 47 (see Spot Check), the Ride, Chicago Police Department's Emerald Society (bagpipes and drums). Next Saturday, March 18, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Next Sunday, March 19, 7 PM, Lit, Save Ferris, 22 Jacks. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HUDSON'S ICE CREAM EMPORIUM 18 N. Catherine, LaGrange: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10 PM, DJs spin swing. 708-352-1937.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 9 PM-1 AM, Paul Anton. Mondays, 5-9 PM, Ben Rudolph, Jonathan Menchin. Wednesdays, 5-9 PM, Bobby Harrison. 312-640-0999.

INTA'S 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJs spin R&B and hip-hop. 312-829-7503.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Music after 8 PM. DJs spin rock, pop, and alternative Fridays and retro Saturdays. 773-327-4646.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, Quantum Leep. Saturday, Drovers. Wednesday, 9 PM, Maggie's Weed. Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, March 17, Then Again. Next Saturday, March 18, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Tuneage. Next Friday, March 17, Broken Arrow. 630-752-2000.

JOOK JOINT 749 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Butta. 708-862-4291 or 708-862-4284.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. 773-477-3330.

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Saturdays through Thursdays. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Sundays, "Garbage Sundays" with DJ Redneck Ed spinning garage, punk, country & blues. Wednesdays, DJ Uncle Doughnutz. 773-665-7557.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Hoochie Suit. Saturday, Mini-Reubens. Next Friday, March 17, Trippin' Billies. Next Saturday, March 18, Common Ground. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM, Saturdays until 5 AM. DJ Teddy spins Thursdays and Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Wes Kidd III. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. Thursday, Brockout! DJs spin jungle & drum 'n' bass. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Alec. Wednesday, DJ Arthur, Naked Jenga. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Plan 9. 773-525-2422.

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

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Choice of Potato. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Saturday, March 18, 4-Fi. 630-530-2077.

LYON'S KNIGHT LIFE 4447 S. Lawndale, Lyons: Tuesdays, open mike. 708-447-9874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday, Brother Brother. Saturday, Eric Howell & the Implants. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Wednesday, "Pop Wednesday" hosted by Phil Angotti. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Friday, March 17, Kick the Cat, Akela. Next Saturday, March 18, DJ Ray Fiedler. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Saturdays, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, Roussia, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 5 PM on Sundays. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 7 PM Fridays, 5 PM Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays, and 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Saturday, 7 PM, and Sunday, 5:30 PM, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists play after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Friday, Chicago Rose. Wednesdays, pianist Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Spin Twin & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

MANDALA HOUSE CAFE 2014 W. Belle Plaine: No cover. Thursday, March 16, 8-10 PM, "quiet percussion" drum circle hosted by Rhythm Revolution. 773-506-4393, ext. 3.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Chocolate Covered Karma, Rollercoaster. Wednesday, Sonic Voodoo. Next Saturday, March 18, 10 PM, and next Sunday, March 19, 8 PM, Jorma Kaukonen. 773-404-9494.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM; dance floor Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM until 2 AM. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Saturday, Selective Recall. Next Friday, March 17, Avalanche. Next Saturday, March 18, Kato the Houseboy. 630-513-6300.

MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub with DJs spinning nightly after 5 PM. 312-427-1774.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 6:30 PM, Disturbed, Lungbrush, 35' Mudder, From Zero; 11 PM, Hijos de Azar, Dynamico, Rick Guer, Julious Oliver, Duende, Bobby Martinez, Nosmo. Saturday, 10 PM, Saw Doctors, Ike Reilly. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Stir, Notaword, .22, Retro Morning. Next Friday, March 17, 6:30 PM, Tossers, Arrivals, Deals Gone Bad, Last Man Out; 11 PM, Grooverider, Jevon Jackson, Colette, Phantom 45. Next Saturday, March 18, 6:30 PM, H2 O, Saves the Day, Kill Your Idols; 11 PM, Dimitri From Paris, Darrell Woodson, DJ Cam. 773-549-0203.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, March 19, 10 AM-2 PM, acoustic brunch with Mythic Fig Trio. 847-742-5040.

MISS KITTY'S PLACE 634 Ogden, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Rich Matz. 630-357-2420.

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

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

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM. Friday, Eddie Dixon's Grapeshot, Josh Richter Band. Saturday, Terminal Bliss, Pointy Teeth, Mystechs, DJ Secret Agent Webb. Sundays, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Saturday, March 18, Whiskey Drill, Saps. 773-764-6401.

MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Fridays, DJs 3D, Colette, Vic Lavender & Paul Norman. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Brian Reaves. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Waxy & Spinmistress Batty. 773-486-7774.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJ Dave Roberts spins until 4 AM. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Friday, 9:30 PM, Lozenge. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Lab Report. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NEWPORT COFFEE HOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, March 18, Remember Rome. 847-940-7134.

NICK'S FISHMARKET 10275 W. Higgins, Rosemont: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Pearl Street Band. 847-298-8200.

NIKO'S 7600 S. Harlem: Next Sunday, March 19, 7:30 PM, Suzanne Gouket & Tony Ocean (tribute to Liza Minnelli & Dean Martin). 773-625-0506.

905 CLUB 9055 N. Milwaukee, Niles: DJs spin music Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Gus Babalis. 847-470-1700.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Next Friday, March 17, Vincent Truman, Jill Dawson & others. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Loose Screws. Saturday, Maggie Speaks, Private Joker. Next Friday, March 17, Rubber. Next Saturday, March 18, Cats Under the Stars, Dr. Evil. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9:30 PM, MVP, Fat Time, DJs Tankboy & Uncle Dan. Saturday, 9:30 PM, MVP, Pelvic Delta, DJs RB & M. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes Quintet. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, MVP. Next Friday, March 17, 9:30 PM, Convulsions, Gertrude. Next Saturday, March 18, 9:30 PM, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Bumpus. 773-489-0011.

O'BRIEN'S RESTAURANT & BAR 1528 N. Wells: Saturday, 6 PM, Michael McDermott. 312-787-3131.

O'MALLEY'S 6345 W. Belmont: Next Friday, March 17, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 773-237-5454.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sunday, 4 PM, Shades of Grey. 708-388-8881.

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Thursday, March 16, 9 PM, Caribbean Trio (no cover). Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). 312-664-1650.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches; 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, pianist Chad Willetts. 312-787-2200.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Saturday, the Blast. Next Friday, March 17, dueling pianos. Next Saturday, March 18, Five Guys Named Moe. 815-468-6666.

PAPAGALLO'S RISTORANTE 246 Green Bay, Highwood: Saturdays, 7-10 PM, Eric "Pianoman" Stang. 847-432-6663.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Smushies, Magpies. Saturday, Jorge From Yard. Sunday, Bible of the Devil, Malaria. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wednesdays, Plastics Hi-Fi. Thursday, 50 Grit, E-Vans. Next Friday, March 17, Big Breakfast. Next Saturday, March 18, Creepy D. 773-486-9862.

PLANETA MEXICO 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-489-0600.

POLLY ESTHER'S 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Thursday, March 16, Smalls. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Thunder Road. Saturday, Video Stars. Next Friday, March 17, Kato the Houseboy. Next Saturday, March 18, Animation (Rush tribute band). 630-924-9368.

RACHEL'S CAFE & GIFT 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths. 847-310-9678.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 AM on Saturdays. Fridays, DJ David Britton & Lil' John. Saturdays, Twilite Tone, 33 1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant & Lego, DJ Keith Ware. 773-278-1009.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music after 8:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and after 8 PM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, Troy Neihardt, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin, Tom Linsk. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Friday, Derrick Carter, Scott Song. Saturdays, DJs Frique & Majid. Next Friday, March 17, Angel Alanis, Scott Song. 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs Meza & Xavier Temple spin "high energy dance music" 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-738-9971.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays and Tuesdays. 312-440-0535.

ROBY'S 1944 W. Division: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Firebird Band, Nymb, DMS. Saturday, Mopar, Dead Steel Mill, Blood Sucking Freaks. Sunday, Half Stash, Salome, Twelfth House. Monday, My Bitch Zachariah, 440 Hertz, Osirus. Wednesday, Andy Hawthorne & the Love of Everything. Next Friday, March 17, Thistle. 773-252-9250.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 847-392-6446.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, March 17, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 630-543-3101.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mix Band. Thursdays, Timmy D. 773-775-7525.

RUBY SLIPPER 1161 N. Dearborn: DJs spin until 4 AM Fridays through Thursdays and Sundays and until 5 AM on Saturdays. 312-337-2300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, David Singer, Elizabeth Elmore, A-Set. Saturday, 10 PM, Shivaree (see Critic's Choice), Disaster Action Team, Birddog. Sunday, 8 PM, Bernstein, Hanuman. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Thursday, 8 PM, Grant Lee Phillips. Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Grant Lee Phillips; 11 PM, Viperhouse. Next Saturday, March 18, 11 PM, Deep Banana Blackout. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Kato the Houseboy. Next Saturday, March 18, Seventh Heaven. 630-372-2900.

SHARK BAR 212 N. Canal: Music at 10:30 PM. Fridays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Saturdays, Will & friends. 312-559-9057.

SIDELINES GRILL 2843 N. Halsted: Friday, Pineapple Grass Bracelets, Tommy Sue. Saturday, Zambow, Kilgore Trout. Next Friday, March 17, B-Movie Fiendz. 773-528-7569.

602 NORTH NIGHT CLUB 602 North, Glendale Heights: Saturday, 10 PM, Kampfire Kowboys. 630-790-6100.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Saturday, Jurassic 5, Contanza, Norman Rockwell. Wednesdays, DJ Wes Kidd. Next Saturday, March 18, Miles Maeda, Josh Werner. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Chia. 773-889-0601.

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

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Wednesdays, 9 PM-1AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). 630-264-9800.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Saturdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Mondays, DJ Steven Farias. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJs Special Agent Webb & Steven Farias. 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. 312-587-7657.

STARBUCKS COFFEE 3184 N. Clark: Sundays, 1 PM, Meisha Herron (free performance). 773-935-9270.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Shaista Bosch, Jenny Choi, Double Forte. Monday, 7 PM-midnight, benefit for children's theater company Runamuck with music by Nubile Thangs. Next Friday, March 17, Satya Graha, Gertrude, Phat Planet. Next Saturday, March 18, After Grace, Imagination Playground. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: Friday, 10 PM, Stardust (David Bowie tribute band). 847-455-0088.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs Jay Biz & Mass Transit. Sundays, Twisted Bliss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. 773-227-4906.

TRADER TODD'S ADVENTURE BAR 1157 N. Dearborn: DJ Riojet spins disco after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays (upstairs). 312-943-3944.

TUTTO TAPAS 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Polk Group. 708-771-3063.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Tuesdays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJs spin dance music. Wednesdays, DJs Red Lox & Stallion Luv with DJ Blade spin reggae. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa & merengue (with free dance lessons at 9 PM with Manny Lopez). 847-233-9091.

ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR & GRILL 9 W. Division: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM nightly. 312-654-0000.

UNCLE SNORKY'S 6319 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Artificial Flavor. Saturday, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. Next Friday, March 17, Hearts in Armor. Next Saturday, March 18, Sandra Lee. 708-749-7995.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Blue Lit Souls. Thursday, Lou Carlozo, Ripley Caine. Next Friday, March 17, James Moulton, Front of Truck, Buddy Revelles, Wellstones, Mary Kay Cunningham. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Next Friday, March 17, Ball in the House. 773-871-7799.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Sundays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays. Tuesdays, open jam with Anthony & Stevie D. 773-281-8188.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna spins "progressive house and underground Euro." Sundays, DJs Joe Glover & Lee Farmer. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Maggie Speaks, Brat Pack. Saturday, Waystation, Trap Door. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, March 17, Sound & the Fury. Next Saturday, March 18, Shoemaker. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Vida Blues. Next Saturday, March 18, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda. 312-396-9426.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Rockin' Fenderskirts. Sundays, DJ Matthew King (no cover). Next Friday, March 17, We You They. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Carl Brown, Dub Flex. Saturday, Baaro, Michael Black. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, Deals Gone Bad. Next Friday, March 17, Swamp. Next Saturday, March 18, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, One Blood. Next Sunday, March 19, Pinchers, Little Hero, Niggeh Mikey. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Mike Castaneda, Ben Porter, Ryan Douglas, Sarah Fleury. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. 847-432-6430.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, Louis & Scharpf. 773-549-4949.

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Nan Mason & Terry Higgins. Sundays, 7 PM, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, 8 PM, Faye Bolden. 312-280-1700.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Piano bar with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Tom Oman. Sundays, open jam session with Gary Filip & friends. Mondays, pianist Ruth Allen. Tuesdays, pianist Gary Filip. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ARRANMORE & FRIENDS Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Next Saturday, March 18, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

JOAN BAEZ WITH ELIZA CARTHY Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

BEKELE & NOREEN Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

MARY BLACK Next Sunday, March 19, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LUKA BLOOM, MICHAEL McDERMOTT Next Saturday, March 18, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TERRY CALLIER Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CAT CATALANI Free concert. Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut, Western Springs. 708-246-0520.

CELTIC FIDDLE FEST with Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, and Christian LeMaitre. Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

KENNY CHESNEY Saturday, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

TIM CONWAY & PHIL PASSAN Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 17, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

COULTER-PHILLIPS ENSEMBLE St. Patrick's Day celebration features Irish step dancers. Saturday, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

DECLAN & SIOBHAN perform at an Irish buffet. Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM, Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park. 708-448-6550.

DROVERS, THE LASH, NARROWBACKS, DYED IN THE WOOL "A Touch o' Green" benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls also features the Trinity Irish Dancers and dancers from the Mullane School of Dance and the Gavin School of Dance. Saturday, 12:30-4 PM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-738-9578.

GAELIC STORM in a free in-store performance. Thursday, March 16, 6 PM, Borders Books and Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

GAUGHAN WADZ DUO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

KATHLEEN GILHOOLY & THE MOONSHINERS BAND with the Dennehy Irish Dancers and the Rampant Lion Pipe Band. Wednesday, 2 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ANNE HILLS Next Saturday, March 18, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MIKE IRELAND & HOLLER Free tribute to Billy Sherrill. Friday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

IRISH ROVERS Saturday, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

JUDDS Friday, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

TRACY LAWRENCE Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOEL MABUS, KATE MORETTI Next Sunday, March 19, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

MICK MALONEY'S IRISH MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL with Zan McLeod, Jerry O'Sullivan, Marie Reilly & Martin Reilly (program also includes step dancers). Saturday, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. LaGrange, Orland Park. 708-574-0800.

COLIN O'BRIEN Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

DALE PETERSOHN TRIO Next Friday, March 17, 7:30 PM, Cafe Eutychus, Edgebrook Covenant Church, 6355 N. Spokane. 773-763-4230.

PSYCHOGRASS, ANGER/MARSHALL BAND Friday, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

14TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

CHERYL WHEELER, RALPH COVERT Next Sunday, March 19, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WHIRLIGIG Free concert. Wednesday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-297-4803.

JOHN WILLIAMS Free in-store performance. Saturday, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Saturday and next Friday, March 17, 1 PM-1 AM, St. Patrick's Day Festival with Prodigals, Central Sun, Baal Tinne, Larry Nugent. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursdays, Pure Drop Folk Club hosted by Christy Barry. Next Friday, March 17, noon-5 PM, Mulligan Stew. 773-478-4408.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, noon-5 PM, and next Friday, March 17, 5-8:30 PM, Mulligan Stew. 312-642-6805.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Sue McClelland. 847-332-1116.

BUTCH McGUIRE'S 20 W. Division: Wednesday, 7-10 PM, Dooleys. 312-337-9080.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 7 PM; DJs spin Fridays and Sundays through Tuesdays. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Sunday, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. 773-384-2547.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 5 PM, Irish sessiun. 312-337-1005.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Friday and Saturday, 9:30 PM, Just Us with Bertie Lee. 847-288-1848.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesday, DJ Scott Cizek spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Cow Lily. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sunday, 10 AM-8 PM, "St. Patrick's Family Day Festival" features bagpipers and Celtic dancers and music at 10:30 AM with Kat Eggleston, at 1:30 PM with Cross Rogues, and at 4:30 PM with Molly & the Tinker. Next Friday, March 17, "St. Patrick's Day Festival" with music at noon with Molly & the Tinker, 3 PM with Wild Mountain Thyme, 6 PM with Cross Rogues, and 9:30 PM with McTavish. 815-356-9980.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays with dance lessons after 7:30 PM. 847-593-2200.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Friday, March 17, in the club: noon, Cross Rogues; 3:30 PM, McTavish; 6 PM, Molly & the Tinker; 10 PM, Switchback; in the small room: 9:30 PM, Wild Mountain Thyme; in the tent: noon, Seelie Court; 4 PM, Small Potatoes; 5 PM, McNulty Dancers; 7:30 PM, Zen Celts. Next Sunday, March 19, "St. Patrick's Family Day Festival" with music in the tent: 11 AM, Molly & the Tinker; 2 PM, McNulty Celtic Dancers; 3 PM, Seelie Court; and in the club: 2 PM, Dan Marcotte. 847-358-9150.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Baltinah. Wednesdays, 9 PM, live music. 773-529-9879.

EDELWEISS 7650 W. Irving Park, Norridge: Traditional German and popular American music after 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 708-452-6040.

EMMIT'S IRISH PUB 495 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 5-9 PM, Sundays, 7-10 PM, next Friday, March 17, 10 PM, and next Saturday, March 18, 9 PM-midnight, Chicago Rovers. 312-563-9631.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Saturday, noon, Napper Tandy; 6 PM, the Lash. Sunday, 4 PM, Napper Tandy. Tuesday, 9 PM, Gareth Woods. Wednesday, 9 PM, Lootheads. Thursday, 9 PM, Big Deal. Next Friday, March 17, noon, Napper Tandy; 6 PM, Big Deal. Next Saturday, March 18, 10 PM, Lootheads. Next Sunday, March 19, 4 PM, Morgan. 312-836-0066.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Live music Wednesday through Sunday nights after 9 PM. Thursdays, Fast Eddie. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Reno Brothers, Special Consensus. Next Friday, March 17, noon-midnight, St. Patrick's Day Festival in the tent: noon, McNulty School Stepdancers; 3 PM, Mayer School Stepdancers; 8 PM, Dooley Brothers. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Next Sunday, March 19, 6 PM, Sheila Tully Driscoll School of Irish Dance (no cover). 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Tom & Chris Kastle. Next Saturday, March 18, Eric Noden. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GALWAY BAY PUB 500 W. Diversey: Fridays, 6-9 PM, Smokin' Shamrocks of County Cook. 773-348-3750.

GOLDYBURGERS 7316 Circle, Forest Park: Friday, 9:30 PM, Dooleys. 708-366-0750.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Next Friday, March 17, 5 PM, Anish, Anocht, Frank Quinn, Irish dancers. 773-472-5139.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Friday, Velvet Green. Saturday, Velvet Green, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Thursday, Velvet Green, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. Next Friday, March 17, Whitey O'Day, Jimmy's Irish Minstrels, Irish Harmonizers, Pat Woods, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. Next Saturday, March 18, Jimmy's Irish Minstrels, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Diamonds & Rust. Sunday, 8 PM, "Irish Jubilee" features musicians, poets, and storytellers. Thursday, 10 PM, Dylan Ensemble. Next Friday, March 17, "Good Ole Tyme Irish Session." Next Saturday, March 18, Family of Souls. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 9:30 PM, J-200, Mike Ireland & Holler, Justin Earle & James Conway. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Chicago Caledonian Pipes & Drums. Next Friday, March 17, 7:30 PM, Printer's Rogue. 773-929-0944.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 8 PM, songwriter showcase. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub at 9 PM. Friday, Padraig Durkin. Saturday, 1 PM, annual St. Patrick's Day Festival (see Fairs & Festivals). Next Friday, March 17, 1 PM, Padraig Durkin; 3 PM, Dyed in the Wool; 6 PM, Padraig Durkin; 9 PM, sessuin with Pat Cloonan & the Boys of Connemara. Next Saturday, March 18, Padraig Durkin. 773-282-7035.

IRISH MILL INN 26592 N. Highway 83, Mundelein: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. Thursdays, 8 PM, open stage. Next Friday, March 17, 11 AM-closing, St. Patrick's Day celebration with music by Tom Stringer, Murphy's Law, Terry Spizzirri, and others. 847-566-7044 .

KITTY O'SHEA'S Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan: Next Friday, March 17, 5 PM, Declan & Siobhan (no cover). 312-431-6913.

LAKEVIEW LOUNGE 5110 N. Broadway: No cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Nightwatch. 773-769-0994.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Friday and next Friday, March 17, 8:30 PM, Joe Monahan. Sunday, 2:30 PM, Kat Eggleston; 7 PM, Donnybrook. Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish sessiun. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Saturday, 8 PM, Tiny Hairs, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-489-9554.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 10 PM, Anish. Monday, 8 PM, Jimmy Keane & Dennis Cahill. Tuesday, 10 PM, Otters. Thursday, 9 PM, Gaelic Storm, Jim DeWan & Brendan Bulger. Next Friday, March 17, 10 PM, Bohola. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 3 PM; no cover. Saturday, Declan & Siobhan. 630-513-6300.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Andy Young. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Friday, F.M. Smith & friends. Saturday, Minna Bromberg, Low Rent Collective Ensemble. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thursday, Kristin Ronne. Next Saturday, March 18, A Bunch of Teeth. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S RESTAURANT & BAR 1528 N. Wells: Saturday, 11 AM, Don McClearly; 2 PM, Dyed in the Wool, Sheila O'Donnell; 6 PM, Michael McDermott. Sunday, 11 AM, Monty & Phyllis Adams; 3 PM, Brendan Grant. Next Friday, March 17, 11 AM, Monty & Phyllis Adams; 2 PM, Sheila O'Donnell; 4 PM, Don McClearly; 6 PM, Brendan Grant; 8 PM, Shannon Rovers; 9 PM, "Oh Danny Boy" singing contest and Irish toast; 11 PM, Tuey Trio. 312-787-3131.

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Saturday, Chicago Metropolitan Pipe Band. 312-664-1650.

PANOS' RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Saturday, 7 PM, Kristin Lems. 847-733-1390.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Friday, March 17, Billy Flynn Trio. 847-266-1313.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sunday, 2:30 PM, and next Friday, March 17, 2 PM, Dooleys, Katie Sullivan. 708-423-1188.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wednesday, 8 PM, "Hoot Night: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles." Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Sara Hickman. Next Sunday, March 19, 8 PM, Ben Demerath, Rockwell Church. 773-525-2508.

SNUGGERY 36 E. New York, Aurora: Wednesdays, country line dancing with music by DJ Johnny J. 630-264-9800.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Saturday, 8 PM, Ken Qualter. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage with Ken Qualter. 708-633-7375.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: No cover. Next Friday, March 17, 6 PM, Baal Tinne. 847-864-5913.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Walter Craft. Next Friday, March 17, open mike. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Nancy Connelly, Utah Carol, Pablo. Saturday, Kevin McDonough, Tristen. Sunday, 7 PM, Jayme Pohl, Patchouli. Next Saturday, March 18, Radio Hour 491, Ticklepenny Corner, Dry County Alice, Jennifer Peterson, Tamara Pierce. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, Debi Kujawa. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Lynne Mandarino. 312-266-7761.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Fridays, 5-8 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Saturday, March 18, Adam Erza. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

LONNIE BROOKS & WAYNE BROOKS, PETER MULVEY Next Friday, March 17, 7:30 PM, lounge, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

JONNY LANG Friday, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PETER LERNER Free concert. Thursday, March 16, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAVIS STAPLES Tribute to Mahalia Jackson. Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet/Ken Saydak Blues Show. 312-642-6805.

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Anthony Gomes. Saturday, Pistol Pete. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Friday, March 17, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Next Saturday, March 18, Kinsey Report. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Monday, Douglas McDonald Band with Zora Young. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Jimmy Johnson. Sunday, Jimmy Burns. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wednesday, Willie Higgins & the Mob. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesdays, Willie Higgins & the Mob. Wednesdays, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, the Buzz. Next Friday, March 17, Howard & the White Boys. Next Saturday, March 18, Jump City with Peaches Statten. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Devil in a Woodpile. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Blue Plate Special. Wednesdays, open jam with Brother John. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Guitar Shorty, Candy Foster & the Shades of Blue. Saturday, Coco Montoya, J.B. Ritchie. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Charlie Love. Wednesday, King Corey Band. Thursday, Michael Burks. Next Friday, March 17, Moss Brothers. Next Saturday, March 18, Tab Benoit, the Buzz. 312-427-0333.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Friday, 9 PM, Steve Ditzell & the Blue Lightning Band. 847-358-0200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mondays, DJ Steve. 773-384-2547.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Willie White Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE II 1634 W. 69th: Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, blues open mike with Patricia Scott, Lucky Price, and Floyd Taylor. 773-471-6497.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM; Saturdays after 9:30 PM. Friday, Nick Moss Band. Saturday, Anthony Gomes Band, Bisquit & the Mix. Next Friday, March 17, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Next Saturday, March 18, Lindsey Alexander, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 630-513-0074.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Professor John Band. 312-836-7870.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Melvin Taylor. Saturday, A.C. Reed. Sundays, Byther Smith. Monday, Charlie Love. Tuesday, Matthew Skoller. Wednesday, Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors. Thursday, Keith Doder. Next Friday, March 17, 9:30 PM, Toni Lynn Washington. Next Saturday, March 18, Jimmy Johnson. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Coco Montoya. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Third Degree. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Mississippi Heat. 630-416-4898.

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

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, midnight-2 AM, blues jam with Fernando Jones. 773-373-6292.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, Billy King & Dan Beaver. 773-549-3232.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band with Buzz Kilman. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, March 18, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday and Saturday, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday and Wednesday, No Mercy Band. Next Saturday, March 18, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, Peter Dames. 312-640-0999.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Half Blind Mike & the Seeing Eye Dogs. Next Saturday, March 18, Blue Plate Special. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Magic Slim, J.W. Williams, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Casey Jones. Mondays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Carl Weathersby. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby & Howard Scott with Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Nellie Travis & Andre Taylor, Charlie Love. Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Saturday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Nellie Travis. Wednesday, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. Thursdays, Mississippi Heat. Next Friday, March 17, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. Next Saturday, March 18, Pat Smillie Band. 312-360-1558.

LEATHER LOUNGE 401 E. 69th: Saturdays, 10 PM, Rush Hour Blues Band. 773-651-6763.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs & the Fireballs. Thursday and next Friday, March 17, Grand Marquis. Next Saturday, March 18, ZZ Hill. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Tim O'Brien & the Little Brothers Band. Next Friday, March 17, Margo & Strictly Southside Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: No cover. Friday, 9:30 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-252-7636.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Next Saturday, March 18, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. 773-252-1155.

OLD ORLEANS 1458 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Saturdays, Revolving Door. 847-475-4804.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Fridays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-821-9165.

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Next Friday, March 17, 10 AM-1 PM, Phil Barron's Boogie Trio. Next Saturday, March 18, 9 PM, Brother John & His R&B Revue. 312-664-1650.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Saturday, Bea Brady Rock & Soul Revue. Wednesday, Chris, Dave & Mack. Next Friday, March 17, Liberty City. Next Saturday, March 18, Howard Scott & the World Band. 815-477-0340.

PRIMO'S 22212 Governors Hwy., Richton Park: Thursday, March 16, 9 PM, open blues jam hosted by Billy King. 708-748-5560.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Mike Kranicke & the Voodoo Kings. 773-276-9730.

RED'S LOUNGE 3479 S. Archer: No cover. Live music after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open blues jam. 773-376-0517.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Next Saturday, March 18, 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-423-1188.

RIVERVIEW 4018 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Friday, Blue Groove. Next Friday, March 17, open blues jam with Gallon. 773-463-4729.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Carey Bell with the John Primer Band & Steve Bell. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesday, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Eddie Shaw. Thursday, Paula & the Seventh Son. Next Sunday, March 19, Alan Batts. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Vance Kelly. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Friday, March 17, JP & the Cats. Next Saturday, March 18, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Next Friday, March 17, Willy Phillips Blues Band. Next Saturday, March 18, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

STARLITE 605 S. Pulaski: Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-826-5676.

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Brothers K Band. 773-472-4405.

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 9 PM, Willie D. & the All-Stars. Saturday, Pat Smillie Band. 773-533-9208.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. 773-728-3114.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Friday, 9 PM, Elmore James Blues Busters. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Southsiders. 773-281-7112.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

RICH ARMANDI ENSEMBLE performs at the Illinois Chamber Symphony's gala benefit. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Elgin Country Club, 37 W 267 Weld, Elgin. 630-377-6423.

JIM BAKER WITH JEFF PARKER & LAURIE LEE MOSES Friday, 8:30 PM, Artemisia Gallery, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

MARK BETTCHER SEXTET Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

TERRY CALLIER Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH ART DAVIS Next Friday, March 17, 12:15 PM (free open rehearsal; call 312-747-4850 for more information). Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM (tribute to Miles Davis and Gil Evans with Porgy & Bess), auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DARRYL BOGGS Annual "Kidjazz" concert. Next Friday, March 17, 7 PM, and next Sunday, March 19, 1 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE SMALL JAZZ GROUPS Free concerts. Tuesday, 2 PM, and Thursday, noon, Theatre 2, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH MARK COLBY Thursday, March 16, 7:30 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7212.

EDGAR GABRIEL & FRIENDS perform music by Gershwin, Kern, Porter, and others. Sunday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

JAZZ REPORT Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999. 

TAKEHISA KOSUGI & JIM O'ROURKE See Critic's Choice. Sunday, 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4076.

FRANK MANTOOTH WITH THE KARRIN ALLYSON BAND Sunday, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

MARIAN McPARTLAND WITH THE CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Sunday, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Monday, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-857-1062.

MERCHANTS & CO. BIG BAND Next Sunday, March 19, 4-9 PM, Saint Elizabeth's Hall, 50 E. 41st. 773-268-1518.

KEN NORDINE'S WORD JAZZ WITH HOWARD LEVY, MARVIN TATE & D-SETTLEMENT See Spot Check. Saturday, 7:30 and 10 PM (late show closes with Marvin Tate & D-Settlement), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA Big Band dance. Next Sunday, March 19, 1:30 PM, Building K, West Commons, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2700.

MARLENE ROSENBERG TRIO Free concert. Tuesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SUE--OS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Peter Roothaan, Jeremy Bieber, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Greg Sergo's Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Paul & His Gang; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, March 17, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones. Next Saturday, March 18, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Andy Goodrich Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Nick Colionne. Sunday through Tuesday, Bobby Hutton. Wednesday through next Saturday, March 18, Chicago Rose. Next Sunday, March 19, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Rubato Jazz Ensemble. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Riff Rockets. 773-281-4444.

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 773-404-0111.

BERNICE'S TWILIGHT ZONE RESTAURANT 2914 E. 79th: Thursdays, 8 PM, Latin jazz jam session with Crosswind. 773-374-6446.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM, Big Joe's Jazz Masters; 9 PM-midnight, jam session with Ted Hogarth, Darren Scorza, Neil Alger, and Alex Bednarke. 773-784-8755.

BILOXI GRILL 313 Liberty, Wauconda: Thursdays, 7 PM, Jazz du Jour (no cover). 847-526-2420.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Matt Erion Trio. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO 1800 & MY BAR 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, 1800 Jazz Trio. Saturdays, David Young Quartet. Thursdays, Lloyd Quartet. 847-492-3450.

BISTRO ULTA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesday, 8:15 PM, Denise LaGrassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Bob Carter Quartet with Ron Cooper (no cover). 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, March 18, Hot Club Guitar. 773-384-8600.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Fridays, 7:30-10:30 PM, and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Saturday, 8:30 PM, pianist Scott Holman. 847-549-1972.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, March 16, Paul Abella Trio. 630-942-9463.

CAFE EXPRESS 615 Dempster, Evanston: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Bruce Mak, Tim Keenan & Dave Kemper. 847-864-1868.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Tuesdays, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. Thursdays, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, 7 PM, pianist Professor John. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-9 PM, Donny Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30 PM, Linda Tate Trio. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Thursdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Paulinho Garcia & John Paul. Next Friday, March 17, 5:30 PM, Elijah Levi Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursday, jazz jam session. Next Friday, March 17, 9 PM, Tony O'Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

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

CITY LIFE 712 E. 83rd: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, June Yvon & the Mixed Ingredients. 773-723-6700.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1:30 AM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8:30-12:30 PM, Arlene Bardelle, Craig Lanigan. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Kevin Chandler. 312-341-9787.

CRU CAFE & WINE BAR 888 N. Wabash: Monday, 8 PM, guitarist Mauricio Rodriguez. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 312-337-4001.

DAKOTA'S 8926 S. Stoney Island: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, master class with Sonny Seals. 773-374-8883.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, Eddie Harrison. 312-836-7870.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Wednesday, Matana Roberts Trio (see Spot Check). 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Sundays, Bopzilla. Wednesdays, Jazz Hippies Power Trio. 773-973-2233.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Next Saturday, March 18, Ron Smith Duo. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Jeff Gilmore Group. Saturday, Breakin' Strings. Next Friday, March 17, Abi Demirgian. Next Saturday, March 18, Airborne. 847-718-9272.

FANTASY SHOW LOUNGE 9942 S. Torrance: Sunday, 7 and 8:30 PM, Myron Mills Project. 773-721-7964.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Skyliners Big Band. Monday, 8 PM, Paul & His Gang. Tuesday, 8 PM, John Kimler. Wednesday, 8 PM, Rob Parton & the ROPA Big Band, Youth Ensemble of DuPage. Next Sunday, March 19, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Jack D'Amico. 630-620-1500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Three Cent Stomp (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Monday, Brian O'Hern Big Band. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Jazz Temple Quartet with Beau Barry & R.J. Temple. 773-489-5471.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland: Restaurant and sports bar. Wednesdays, Cote & Co. 708-385-3100.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Next Sunday, March 19, 2 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet with Johnny Frigo. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sunday, 8 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter-Rich Fudoli Orchestra. Thursday, Sonny Seals with Vince Willis, Frank Russell & Zimbabu. Next Friday, March 17, Fareed Haque Sextet. Next Saturday, March 18, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Sheila Jordan (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Sheila Jordan (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, Eric Alexander/Jim Rotondi Quintet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, Triage. Sunday, 8 PM, Third Coast Quartet. Next Sunday, March 19, 8 PM, Steve Hart Group. 773-465-8005.

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Judy Roberts Trio. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project (see Critic's Choice), Paulinho Garcia Trio. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Niki Mitchell/Edward Wilkerson Quartet. Next Friday, March 17, 8:30 PM, "Women Hold Up Half the Sound" festival with Jack the Dog, Maggie Brown, Laurie Lee Moses, and LaDonna Smith. Next Saturday, March 18, 8:30 PM, "Women Hold Up Half the Sound" festival with Robbie Hunsinger, Niki Mitchell, Andrea Parkins, and Toe2000 with Yoko Noge. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame & Mark Burnell. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Lisa Taylor. Wednesdays, Donnie DeMarco Trio with Robyn Alexis. 312-467-1947.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays through Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5-9 PM, Calvin "Koco" Brunson. Mondays, 9 PM-1 AM, Larry Hanks. 312-640-0999.

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. Friday through Sunday, Kenny Drew Jr. Trio. Tuesday through next Sunday, March 19, Ahmad Jamal Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM- 3 PM, Katherine Davis; 6 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHNNY D'S 616 Golf, Schaumburg: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Bob Long. 847-519-9161.

KUKLAS 509 N. Wells: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Classic Trio. 312-670-9711.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Thursdays, 7 PM, Lady Edwina Jackson with percussionist Phil Thomas and organist E.C. Brown. 773-493-3477.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Riley Wimes spins swing. 773-528-3400.

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, 8 PM, Tiny Hairs, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Friday and Saturday, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Wednesday, Two for Brasil. Thursday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday, March 17, Stephanie Browning Duo. Next Saturday, March 18, Jeremy Kahn Duo. 312-649-5874.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Saturdays and Sundays, 5-9 PM, and Wednesdays, 6-11 PM, pianist Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 312-565-7444.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Sunday, Eric Leonardson Trio. Thursday, Matt Lux & friends. 773-728-5010.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes Quintet. 773-489-0011.

OLD ORLEANS 1458 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Fridays, Paul Giallorenzo Trio. Sundays, John Paris Trio. 847-475-4804.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays through Mondays, Bob Freitag. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Mary Clare Baker. 312-787-6604.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, Bob Baglione Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Duo. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Randy Herman Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Wallace Burton Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Karl Johnson Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Matt Wilson Trio. 773-486-9862.

PLAZA TAVERN 70 W. Monroe: Fridays, 8 PM, Bradley Williams & His 21st Century Review. Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Eric Sneider. 312-977-1940.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Jimmy Ellis Quartet. Saturday, Ken Chaney Quartet. Sunday, Nicole Kessler Trio. Monday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesday, Elijah Levi Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Friday, March 17, 9 PM, Scott Stevenson Trio. Next Saturday, March 18, Mike Allemana Quartet. Next Sunday, March 19, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Henry Johnson Trio. Saturday, Henry Johnson Trio, Scott Stevenson Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesday, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursday, Steve Ditzell Trio. Next Friday, March 17, Billy Flynn Trio. Next Saturday, March 18, Marty Sammon Trio, Dave Gordon Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Ken Cooper Quartet. Next Sunday, March 19, Mike Knaupf Quartet. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, classical guitarist Jim Perri. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Jeanette Kopala. 312-266-0360.

RESTO 22 2210 W. Chicago: Music in the Piano Lounge at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, bassist David Rothstein. Saturdays, pianist & vocalist Kara Kesselring. 773-384-1800.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays, Scott Stenten. Wednesdays, Donny DeMarco Trio with Vince Willis. Thursdays, Quintet Blue. 773-271-9944.

SEASONS LOUNGE Four Seasons Hotel, 900 N. Michigan: Fridays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM-12:30 AM, pianist Larry Hanks. Saturdays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM, pianist Larry Hanks; 9 PM, Larry Hanks Trio. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Joe Gattone; 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Mondays, 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 3 PM, Jimmy Griffin; 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. 312-280-8800.

SHUCKERS 150 E. Ontario: Mondays through Fridays, noon-2 PM, pianist Steve Million. Mondays through Saturdays, 6-10:30 PM, pianist Bob Dogan. 312-266-6057.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Next Saturday, March 18, 9 PM, Olivia Block, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Helen Mirra with others. 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Thursdays, Alan Batts/Ron Dewar Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 1904 S. Michigan: Fridays, 8:30 PM-midnight, Double Trouble, Kelly Rich; midnight-2 AM, jam session hosted by Larry Smith. 312-225-4140.

LA STRADA 151 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 PM, Donny DeMarco Duo. 312-565-2200.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Geof Bradfield Trio. Wednesday, Ryan Shultz Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, March 18, Mark Maegdlin Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Kevin Kizer Trio. Tuesday and Wednesday, Eric Allen Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Saturday, March 18, Juli Wood Trio. 630-305-0230.

TJ'S RESTAURANT Radisson Lincolnwood Hotel, 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Fridays, 8 PM, Bruce Mauer Trio. 847-869-7210.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. 630-832-9797.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Todd Garland's BQ Trio, Zebulun. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 1-4 AM, Mark Madsen. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, David Byrd's Oversoul; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Koco Brunson. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 10 PM-1 AM, Lamont Boston & the LB's Machine; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Billy Perry Trio Magic. Saturday, Hamid Drake with Michael Zerang & Fred Anderson. Sundays, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Velvet Lounge Inside/Outside Band with pianist Jodie Christian, trumpeter Walter Henderson, alto saxist Dennis Winslett, bassist Mendi & percussionist Tony Walton. Thursday, Matana Roberts Trio (see Spot Check). Next Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, Thurman Barker's Voyager with James Emory. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Fridays, Yoko Noge & Clark Dean. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, pianist Bruce Oscar. Thursdays, Chuck Masny. 630-232-2201.

international

concerts

DLG, VICTOR MANUELLE, HENRY CASTRO Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

ICARUS QUARTET WITH RUBEN ALVAREZ AND RAICES PROFUNDAS Next Sunday, March 19, 5 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-294-3206.

MORIKEBA KOUYATE, TAMBORES DE TRICOLOR perform west African, Afro-Cuban, and Caribbean music as part of the "Worlds Collide" program. Thursday, March 16, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PRISCILA Y SUS BALAS DE PLATA, GRUPO EXTERMINADOR, LOS TERRIBLES DEL NORTE, BANDA LIMON, SUPER LAMAS Saturday, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

HAIMA RAMASWAMY performs at the annual ICMS Youth Festival of Indian classical music and dance; free admission. Next Saturday, March 18, 12:30 PM, Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd., Lemont. 630-415-2620.

N. RAVIKIRAN Carnatic chitravina concert with Srikant Venkataraman (violin), Poovaloor Srinivasan (mridangam), and Sandip Burman (tabla). Sunday, 4 PM, Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, 11 S 80, Rte. 83, Hinsdale. 630-415-2620.

SONES DE MEXICO, CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE perform as part of "La Peña" Latin music showcase; free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

international

clubs

ANDIE'S 5253 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 773-784-8616.

ART BAR 215 W. Chicago: Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz, Lugo Rosado & Papi Chulo spin salsa (with dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-664-6500.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, March 18, Israeli & Sephardic music with Shashuka. 847-332-1116.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays, and 7 PM Thursdays. Saturday, Eddie Harrison Trio. Tuesday, Jim Perri. Thursday, Dan Mostello. Next Saturday, March 18, Steve Mazurowski. 708-848-3434.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa & merengue. 312-226-4555.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, Latin & world pro jam. 773-395-0066.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar. Saturday, 9 PM, benefit for the Chicago Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal with Japanese drumming troupe Maiko, Universal Mystic, and DJ Esperanto. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Sunday, March 19, 7:30 PM, "Reflections/Reflexiones" with flamenco guitarist Tomas de Utrera and Enclave de Pasiones. 312-362-9707.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Latin dance lessons Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM with DJs on Fridays and live salsa/merengue bands after 11 PM on Saturdays. 773-528-3400.

MANGIA ITALIANO RISTORANTE 4920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Chilean musician Nelson Sosa. 773-205-4354.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Grupo Kaskara. 773-489-0011.

ONCE UPON A THAI 3705 N. Southport: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Darin Vongvinijsorn performs Thai classical music. 773-935-6433.

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, and Sundays, 5 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 773-736-4982.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-397-0100.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Fridays, 7 PM, Caesar Fuentes; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Saturdays, 7 PM, Rancho Luna Orchestra Tropical; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Sundays, 7 PM, Son del Caribe. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Martin Master Zayas (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 773-509-9332.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tuesday, 9 PM, New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars. 773-525-2508.

SKADARLIJA 4024 N. Kedzie: Restaurant featuring eastern European music. Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 PM, Skadarlija Ensemble. 773-463-5600.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda. 312-396-9426.

classical

BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Next Friday, March 17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, and next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Goodfellow Hall, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4741.

BLAKE BRASCH, DEBORAH KATZ KNOWLES, EMILIO DEL ROSARIO, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN cello, percussion, and pianos, with pianists Zachary Blumenfeld and Linda Zhou in a program of music by Marta Ptaszynska. Next Sunday, March 19, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

JEROME BUTERA organ, in a free concert. Wednesday, noon, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland. 847-823-3164.

CANALETTO QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Sunday, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CARMINA QUARTET (Beethoven, Respighi, Schumann). Saturday, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:30 PM), Ascension Church, 815 S. East Ave., Oak Park. 708-383-6456.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Bach, Adams, Brahms). Next Sunday, March 19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA John Sherer conducts a free concert (Handel, Bach, Haydn, Telemann, Mozart). Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570 or 414-605-0274.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS AND HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES in joint performance (Britten, Vaughan Williams, Barber, Thompson, Grainger, Tavener, Halloran). Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. Sunday, 3 PM, Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt. 773-561-2424 or 312-461-0723.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with jazz pianist Marian McPartland (Ellington, Walker, R. Strauss, Del Aguila, Bloch). Sunday, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Monday, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-857-1062.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, and Tuesday, 6:15 PM, James Paul, conductor, with violinist Elmar Olivera and organist David Schrader (Mozart, Rautavaara, Saint-Saens). Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday, March 17, 1:30 PM, and next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists (Penderecki, Schubert). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Rimsky-Korsakov, Bruckner). Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in an open rehearsal. Saturday, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLEMENTE TRIO (Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Beethoven). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

COLLEGE OF DU PAGE CONCERT CHOIR AND CHAMBER SINGERS Thursday, March 16, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DU PAGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY WIND ENSEMBLE Bruce Mack and Steve Squires conduct a free concert. Next Sunday, March 19, 7 PM, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CRAIG CRAMER organ (Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Smyth, Krebs). Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, St. Giles' Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6622.

DE PAUL COMMUNITY CHORUS Keith Hampton conducts a free concert. Next Saturday, March 18, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY BRASS SHOWCASE Sunday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Robert Kaminskas conducts Lehar's The Merry Widow. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 2 PM, Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

ALEXANDER DJORDJEVIC piano (D. Scarlatti, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Liebermann). Sunday, 5 PM (call for location). 847-492-8842.

DUBINSKY QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-667-1618.

DU PAGE CHORALE (Mozart, Zeisl). Next Sunday, March 19, 7:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DU PAGE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Sunday, 3 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ELGIN CHILDREN'S CHORUS Randel Swiggum, conductor (Bach, Copland, Britten, and others). Sunday, 3 and 6:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free family concert (Mahler, Copland, Naughtin). Sunday, 3 PM, York High School, 355 W. Saint Charles Rd., Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

THE ENGLISH CONCERT Trevor Pinnock conducts Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

KAREN GOMYO violin, with pianist Robert Koenig (Mozart, Prokofiev, Ranjbaran, Shostakovich, Vecsey, Sarasate). Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

STEWART GOODYEAR piano (Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Goodyear, Prokofiev). Tuesday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

HAMILTON COLLEGE CHOIR G. Roberts Kolb conducts a free concert (Victoria, Monteverdi, Purcell, traditional, and others). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, Huron and Wabash. 312-751-6724.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, Chicago Composers Consortium (see Critic's Choice). Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Ensemble Noamnesia (Bussotti, Liebeskind, Gregorio, Braxton, Coleman, Evangelista). 312-362-9707.

ICARUS QUARTET WITH RUBEN ALVAREZ AND RAICES PROFUNDAS Next Sunday, March 19, 5 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-294-3206.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with the Cuarteto de Cuerdas America (Hindemith, Elgar, Mahler, Vazquez). Next Saturday, March 18, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

LEAH INGERHAM AND PAUL VENDER WEELE soprano and piano, in a free concert (Schumann, Faure, Vaughan Williams, R. Strauss, Saint-Saens, Brahms, and others). Next Sunday, March 19, 7:30 PM, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-604-6338.

MOON JUNG KIM piano, in a free concert (Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, Bartok, Chopin). Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020.

LAKESIDE BRASS QUINTET in a free concert (Bernstein, Arnold, Vaughan Williams). Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor (Puccini, Grieg, Dvorak, Holst). Sunday, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln. 847-674-0039.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Friday, Monday, Wednesday, and next Saturday, March 18, 7:30 PM, Yoel Levi, conductor, with soprano Denyce Graves and tenor Richard Leech (Bizet, Carmen). Saturday and next Friday March 17, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, March 19, 2 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Vincenzo La Scola and soprano Ruth Ann Swenson (Donizetti, The Elixir of Love). 312-332-2244.

TAMARA MATTHEWS AND DAVID SCHRADER soprano and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Purcell, Poulenc, R. Strauss). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

MIDORI violin, with pianist Robert McDonald. Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6454.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS in a "Chamber Music Musicale." Sunday, 3 PM, Winchester House, 1125 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-328-9998.

MOSCOW SOLOISTS Yuri Bashmet, conductor and viola (Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky). Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WARREN MOULTON AND GABRIELLA SCANU tenor and piano, in a free program of "Irish favorites." Wednesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR OF CHICAGO sings in a religious service. Sunday, 4:30 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert (Work, Perkinson, White, Bonds, Tillis). Thursday, March 16, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-742-7529.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianist Daniel Paul Horn (Mozart, Paisello, Pleyel, Wanhal, J.C. Bach). Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Jeordano Martinez conducts a free concert (Grieg, Telemann, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5303.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS, BRASS QUINTET, AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Saturday, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5303.

DENNIS E. NORTHWAY organ (Bach, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Arndt, Joplin, Cole, Moline). Sunday, 4 PM, Arts Center, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-579-5433.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with pianist Andre Watts in an all-Beethoven program. Thursday, March 16, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Stephen Alltop conducts a program of Russian music (Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND Mallory Thompson and John Lynch, conductors (Handel, Vinter, and others). Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORION ENSEMBLE performs contemporary music of women composers (Tate, Milew, Clarke, Thomas). Next Friday, March 17, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

ORION ENSEMBLE with double bassist Robert Kassinger (Gould, Copland, Berkey, Schubert). Sunday, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

PARK RIDGE CIVIC ORCHESTRA Edgar Muenzer, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore and the Downers Grove Choral Society (Verdi, Requiem). Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Pickwick Theater, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-7726.

JOSEPH PECORARO guitar, in a free concert (Domeniconi, Giuliani, Regondi, D. Scarlatti, Milano). Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

BENJAMIN PELED AND LAURA USISKIN violin and cello (Mozart, Beethoven, Kreisler, Boccherini, Bloch, Martinu). Sunday, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

WINNERS OF KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL CONTESTS FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (Penderecki, Ligeti, Berio, Ptaszynska, Chyrzynski, and others). Monday, 7:30 PM, Fulton Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. Wednesday, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-702-8663.

CHARLES PIKLER viola, with pianist Ken Smith in a free concert (Mozart, Schubert, Brahms). Sunday, 4 PM, Am Shalom, 840 Vernon, Glencoe. 847-835-4800.

PRAIRIE BRASS BAND Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, John Hersey High School, 1900 E. Thomas, Arlington Heights. 847-538-5842 or 815-477-9034.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Saturday, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, guitarist Jim Perri. 312-266-0360.

SHERWOOD CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL features vocalist Nadine Gomes, guitarist Laura Knight, flutists Stephanie Pedretti and Jennifer Bartel, pianists Laura Fenster and Charles Hayes, and clarinetist Anne Stanford. Free admission. Thursday, March 16, 7 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-427-6267.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY perform Arthur Honegger's King David. Sunday, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SONES DE MEXICO AND THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE with the Cuarteto de Cuerdas America. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar, with others in a free performance of music by J.K. Mertz. Monday, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY (Gilbert and Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore). Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MELISSA WHITE AND STEPHANIE NILLES violin and piano (Sarasate, Beethoven, Chabrier, Ravel, Debussy). Friday, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

WHITMAN STRING QUARTET (Verdi, Tan Dun, Brahms). Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084 or 847-491-5441.

ANNA ZAWADZKA AND GENE SCHLABACH flute and piano, with others in a Christmas concert. Next Sunday, March 19, 7 PM, Arts Center, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-452-1784.

fairs & festivals

14TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Saturday, 1 PM, North & South, Sean O'Donnell; 1:30 PM, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band; 2 PM, Larkin Brothers; 3:15 PM, Academy of Irish Music; 3:30 PM, David Dunne & Blackwater, Irish Heritage Singers; 4:30 PM, Irish Musicians; 5:30 PM, Baal Tinne; 6 PM, Shannon Rovers, Murphy's Law; 6:30 PM, Dyed in the Wool; 7 PM, Sullivan Brothers; 8 PM, Ceili; 9 PM, Holy Hour House Band; 9:30 PM, Lauence Nugent Band. 773-282-7035.

miscellaneous

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DARRYL BOGGS Annual "Kidjazz" concert. Next Friday, March 17, 7 PM, and next Sunday, March 19, 1 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DU PAGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 PM, Theatre, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

FRIENDLY CITY SOUNDS CHILDREN'S CHOIR Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

HUBBLE MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOW CHOIR EXPRESSION Free in-store polka performance. Next Saturday, March 18, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

RENE Free in-store new-age music performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ROUTE 66 Free a cappella concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SERENDIPITY ENSEMBLE Free concert in celebration of Women's History Month. Saturday, 2 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

SHARPS Free in-store violin performance. Next Sunday, March 19, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

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