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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

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute band performs at a benefit for the District 214 Community Education Foundation. Saturday, 7:30 PM, field house, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

ART ROMP Benefit for the Pilsen Theatre and the Idiot Box Theatre with music by Unit 7, Zooloo, DJ MK, Chimp Logic, guitarist Andres, DJ Carlos, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Hugo Telenjo & Jose Bono with poet Lisa Roupas, and DJ Ben Faben. Saturday, 7 PM, Idiot Box Theatre, 1937 S. Halsted. 312-491-8484.

B-52s perform at the 10th annual black-tie benefit for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Next Saturday, May 6, 6 PM, Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker. 312-922-2322, ext. 375.

JULIE & JANNA CARDIA Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860.

BRIAN CUTEAN Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 6, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

LARRY O. DEAN Free performance. Friday, 8 PM, Starbucks Coffee at Pipers Alley, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

DJ JEN E. BEAN spins at the "Dance of the Unknown Places, Part Deux" party. Friday, 9 PM, Rathskeller Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-996-4424.

DR. LOCO'S ROCKIN' JALAPE--O BAND Friday, 8 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 312-738-1503.

DOUGH! Saturday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

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

JOHN WESLEY HARDING Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

INSANE CLOWN POSSE'S STRANGLEMANIA Next Saturday, May 6, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

NASH KATO Free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

GEOFF KESSELL, ALICE PEACOCK Free performance in the cafe. Next Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

LLOYD BRODNAX KING, CHICAGO TUNE WORKS & OTHERS perform as part of the "Illegitimate Arts Festival." Next Friday, May 5, 8 PM (preceded by an art exhibition and an audio lab at 5 PM, with music by folk artist Stolie), ACM Chicago Arts Program, third floor, 3340 N. Clark. 773-529-4458, ext. 10.

LOS LOBOS, SERGENT GARCIA Next Friday, May 5, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ANDREA MARCOVICCI performs "Ten Cents a Dance: A Tribute to Ruth Etting." Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

KAREN MASON Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 6, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

LAUREL MASSÉ See Critic's Choice; benefit for Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center. Tuesday, 7 PM, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 1037 W. Armitage. 773-975-6330.

PAT McGEE BAND Free in-store performance. Friday, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

LIZA MINNELLI Tribute to Vincente Minnelli. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 PM, next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, 8 PM, and next Sunday, May 7, 2 PM, Shubert Theatre, 22 W. Monroe. 312-902-1500 or 312-977-1701.

MR. EGG GERM Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 6, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

NEWSBOYS, SONICFLOOD, BEANBAG Saturday, 3 and 8 PM, parking lot, Fox Valley Mall, 1276 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora. 800-965-9324.

P.O.D., FIVE IRON FRENZY, INSYDERZ, W's, PHILMORE Sunday, 5 PM, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 800-965-9324 or 847-888-8670.

ALICE PEACOCK Free in-store performance. Saturday, noon, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

PELVIC DELTA performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Next Friday, May 5, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

SALOME, CURRITUCK COUNTY, VERTONEN perform live improvised sound tracks accompanying screenings of experimental short films. Monday, 9:30 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8289 or 773-702-8574.

KATE SCHROCK Free in-store performance. Next Friday, May 5, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

SERILLION Free concert. Next Friday, May 5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

STAGECOACH, MAGAS, ANDY CIGARETTES The film Magic City will also be shown. Friday, 9 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-252-6019.

STAVESACRE, GHOTI HOOK, PROJECT 86, LIVING SACRIFICE, LEFT OUT Next Sunday, May 7, 6 PM, Wonderland Ballroom, 310 E. Chicago, Elgin. 800-965-9324 or 847-888-8670.

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

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS Next Friday, May 5, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC Sunday, 3 and 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Gertrude, Steve Carver. Saturday, Ruby Grass, Orphans. Tuesday, "Chick Singer Night" with Connie Vidos, Ira Mery, and Susan Shoenfeld. Next Friday, May 5, Alien DNA. Next Saturday, May 6, American English (Beatles tribute band). 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Saturdays. Next Friday, May 5, Mr. Meyers. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thursdays, acoustic jam session downstairs. 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin on two levels after 10 PM. 312-942-9999.

ARENA SPORTS BAR 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Saturday, 9 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 630-832-3742.

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

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Nocturno, Rick Guerrero, Oscar Alcantar & Luis Segura. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Wednesdays, DJs Jeff Moyer, Gil Burns & Pulz-8. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Sludge. 312-266-2114.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Second Hand Poets. Next Friday, May 5, Jenny McCarthy. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Andy Creighton, John Greenfield's Rock Band, M.O.T.O., Descendro Allegro. Saturday, Wolcott, Forty Piece Choir, Quasar Wut-Wut (see Spot Check). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Urban Twang; 9 PM, May 66. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesdays, Atomic Zombies, Phantom 3. Next Friday, May 5, John Mathie, Chamberlain, 50 Grit. Next Saturday, May 6, Waco Brothers, Flat Mean Tires. 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. Mondays, DJ Boaxella. 773-348-4975.

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

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Thursday, May 4, Red Dawg & the Apostles of Funk, Family of Souls, Redshift. Next Friday, May 5, Apartment, Mental Insect. Next Saturday, May 6, Ruck La Rue, Planeta de Crystal. Monday, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, Psychosis 5, Underground Souljazz, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Colette. 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. Friday, Saturday, and next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, Jennifer Holliday. 312-944-2200.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Fiasco, White Buffalo. Next Saturday, May 6, Prowlers. 630-830-2565.

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

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Wombat Carnival, Good Swift Kick. Saturday, Finer Things, Stumbleweed. Wednesdays, open stage. Next Friday, May 5, Five Thousand Steps. Next Saturday, May 6, Guilty. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Adam Schlenker Band. 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays after 9 PM. Wednesday, Quantum Leep. 630-830-7200.

CADILLAC SAM'S 4859 Oakton, Skokie: Next Saturday, May 6, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). 847-329-7952.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends. Next Friday, May 5, DJs Aladdin, Assassin & Bhavesh spin bhangra, Hindi remixes, hip-hop, and house. 312-202-0502.

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

CHAMP'S ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Saturday, 9 PM, Low-Tek, E'nuff Z'nuff, Everwonder. 708-499-4140.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Satya Graha. Saturday, Tongue Bath. Next Saturday, May 6, Arra. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, May 4, 9 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fridays, DJ Hugo. Saturdays and Wednesdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Thursday, Cinco de Mayo celebration with DJ Pablo. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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 FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. 773-489-0379.

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. Fridays, "Bang" with Curt Caris, DJ Hiroki. Thursday, May 4, Paul Johnson, DJ Rhythm. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Saturday, 10:30 PM, Domestic Problems, the Dog & Everything. Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. Next Saturday, May 6, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Friday, DJs spin after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Libido Funk Circus. 847-541-4700.

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: Friday, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 10:30 PM, Ray St. Ray. Saturday, 8 PM, Moonglow; 10:30 PM, Sarah Motes. Sunday, 7 PM, phenomenalist Sidney Friedman. Wednesday through next Friday, May 5, 8 PM, next Saturday, May 6, 8 and 10:30 PM, and next Sunday, May 7, 7 PM, Karen Mason. Next Friday, May 5, 11:30 PM, Billy Stritch. Next Sunday, May 7, 9:30 PM, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch. 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: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJ Dread Scott. Monday, DJ Rob H. spins punk. Tuesday, DJs Kenny & Scot spin metal. Thursday, DJ Girl Kris. 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. Saturdays, 7-9 PM, "Hot Boyz" male revue. 773-267-0090.

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

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Saturday, 11 PM, Baby Kage. 773-202-9209.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Mouse on Mars (see Critic's Choice), Chicago Underground Duo, DJ John Herndon. Saturday, 10 PM, DJ Logic, Baldwin Brothers. Sunday, 4 PM, "Save the Earth Fest 2000" with Monkey Paw, Plastics Hi-Fi, Forty Piece Choir, Third Leg, Eat a Peach, Radioslave, Ether Frolics, Geoff Songs, Wild Hell Dogs, Drowning Noah. Monday, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge (with an open mike at 11 PM). Wednesday, 9 PM, Woolworthy, Dragon Girls, Put-a-pons. Thursday, 9 PM, Muchacha, Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Tanger (see Spot Check). Next Friday, May 5, 9 PM, Swinging Lovehammers, Ellen Rosner, Rock Star Club, Busker Soundcheck, Bottletones. Next Saturday, May 6, 10 PM, Mary Timony, Elizabeth Elmore. 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. Friday, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Next Friday, May 5, DJs Colette & Dayhota. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Infinity. Next Saturday, May 6, Dancing Noodles. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Friday, DJs spin bhangra and Hindi remixes. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Adrian. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Afterglow. Next Friday, May 5, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Burnt Toast. Saturday, Sofa Kings. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, May 5, Decades. Next Saturday, May 6, Libido Funk Circus. 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, Tempest, Caliban; Shine On (Pink Floyd tribute band plays on the small room stage). Saturday, Boogata Fix, Downtime, Critics. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, May 5, Smalls, Video Stars. Next Saturday, May 6, Mr. Blotto, Batteries Not Included. 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, Ian Crockett, Joe Armstrong, Sofia Ramona. Saturday, Johnny Socko, Youngblood Brass Band. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, E-Mics, Dan Darrah. Tuesday, Sweater, Echo Base, the Joint. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Don Tisch. Thursday, Kedvales, Chapter F. Next Friday, May 5, Bed, Giant Step, Spark. Next Saturday, May 6, Big Backyard, Imagination Playground, Snake Oil. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Flapjacks. Saturday, Garbo Swag. Thursday, Nick & Dave. Next Friday, May 5, the Blast. Next Saturday, May 6, Spoonfed. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Sterling, Abilene, Gaberdine. Saturday, Him (see Spot Check), Tristeza, Del Ray. Sunday, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin with Izade. Monday, 9:30 PM, Camera Obscura, Haymarket Riot, Capital! Capital. Tuesday, Binary System (see Spot Check), Bishop/Roebke/Vida Trio.

Thursday, . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Ted Leo, Holy Childhood. Next Friday, May 5, Grifters, Shiner, Bluetip. Next Saturday, May 6, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Alkaline Trio, 5 Deadly Venoms. Next Sunday, May 7, Dimbiman, Sammy Dee. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Linda M. Smith. 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. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 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 Wednesdays through Saturdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. Wednesdays, DJs Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez & Jorge Rodeo spin salsa with live bands at 10 PM. 312-440-3223.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Monarch. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, John Debo, Soma DJ Christopher Robin. Saturdays, John Curley, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh & Charles Little. Thursdays, Mikie Mike. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Ted Aliotta & the Groove. Saturday, Timeless. Next Friday, May 5, Caliente. Next Saturday, May 6, Kiss Alive. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, Operation Cliff Claven, Ambition Mission, This Bike Is a Pipebomb, Dave Dondero; 10 PM, Haddonfield, Hellbenders, Returnables. Saturday, 8 PM, Cheer-Accident, Camera Obscura, Lozenge (see Critic's Choice), the Race. Sunday, 8 PM, Glenmont Popes, Drive-By Truckers. Tuesday, 7 PM, Mashers, Duncan Wilder Johnson. Wednesday, 8 PM, Lifter Puller, Tanger (see Spot Check). Thursday, 8 PM, Bluetip, Bluebird, Poem Rocket. Next Friday, May 5, 6 PM, Butane 5, Cancer Merchants, Messy Hairs, Close Enough, Wayside; 10 PM, Tub Ring, Hamicks, Boxcar Satan. Next Saturday, May 6, 5 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, Pistolero, Skullface, PNS/Molemen; 9 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, Art Loinz & the Wett Dixxx, Sidekick Kato. Next Sunday, May 7, 7 PM, Inhuman, Frontside. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 9:30 PM, Ides of March. Next Friday, May 5, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Phil Lee. Next Saturday, May 6, 10 PM, Rico. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. 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, May 4, Hearts & Armor. Next Saturday, May 6, Bea Brady's Rock & Soul Revue. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDATION COFFEEHOUSE 308 E. Galena, Aurora: Friday, 8 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Wayside. 630-859-0600.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Drivin' Wheel. Saturday, Urban Dogs. Thursday, Only Sons. Next Friday, May 5, Loose Screws. Next Saturday, May 6, Tom Carey Band. 630-963-2739.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, DJ EKG. Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 773-248-3330.

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, 50 Pound Head. Saturday, Waffle, Drop. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 5:30 PM, Gino DeLuca; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Wednesday through next Friday, May 5, 9 PM, and next Saturday, May 6, 10 PM, Denise Tomasello. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Alexandra Billings with Honey West & Russ Long. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Ann Pringle & Mark Burnell. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Gino DeLuca; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Scott Montgomery. 773-348-1053.

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

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Jason Jones. 773-549-3232.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, Paul O'Reilly benefit concert with music by Who's This Mary?, Chuckleheads, and the Patty Elvis Band. 773-395-0066.

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, Old #8, Saps. Saturday, Peacefreak, Soul Fix. Thursday, Paula & the Seven Suns. Next Friday, May 5, Heatersons, Whiskey Kitchen. Next Saturday, May 6, J for Jules. 773-472-5139.

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. Friday, 10:30 PM, Mickey Croisant, Family of Souls. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Jo Serrapere & John Devine. Thursday, 9 PM, open mike in the Red Line Tap with Craig Champlin. Next Friday, May 5, 10:30 PM, Family of Souls. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Saturdays, Matt Warren. 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: Wednesday, 7 PM, "An Evening of X's and O'ctopus" with poets Daniel X. O'Neil & Ian Winn and DJ Captain Magic, DJ Earth, and DJ Eric Daily; 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Giant Step, Kevin Tihista, Extra Very, Spill. Thursday, 9 PM, Chestnut Station, DJ Mike Kandel. Next Friday, May 5, 10 PM, Dag Juhlin, West Ace with Joan Leslie Hartman. Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, "Pot Lucky" features comedy, drama, film, and music with the Dragon Girls, Polkaholics, Beezbo, and Matt Wilson. Next Sunday, May 7, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Rebecca Gates, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Johnny Justice, Straw Dog. Saturday, Ophur, Six Over Seven. Next Friday, May 5, Lightning & Thunder. Next Saturday, May 6, Dogs Undecided, Peace Treaty. 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 9 PM. Next Saturday, May 6, Sister Envy. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 8:30 PM, benefit and 20th anniversary party for Jan Erkert & Dancers with music by Casolando. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement and I Was Born With Two Tongues (partial benefit for the Day Laborers Strike Fund). 312-362-9707.

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, 8 PM, Pat McGee Band, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. Saturday, 7 PM, Lucky Boy's Confusion, Face First, Penny & the Loafers; 12:30 AM, Jungle Brothers, Hall of Fame, Head Records, Task Force. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Testament, All Out War. Monday, 7:30 and 11:45 PM, Mos Def, All Natural, poet Smokie Arce. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Edwin McCain, Pete Riley. Wednesday, 7:45 PM, benefit for Walter Payton with DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursday, 8 PM, Bon Jovi. Next Saturday, May 6, Fabulous Janes, Seventh Heaven. Next Sunday, May 7, Danzig, Disturbed, Six Feet Under. 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, Mr. Blotto, Shaffer Street. Saturday, Afrodisiacs, Something for Joey. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, May 5, Quantum Leep. Next Saturday, May 6, Then Again, Common Ground. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Noveto Trio. Saturday, Shawn Jenell's Acoustic Duo. 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.

KEG 810 Grove, Evanston: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 847-869-9987.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Trippin' Billies. Saturday, Rebecca's Statue. Next Saturday, May 6, Something for Joey. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Teddy spins Thursdays through 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 Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. Thursday, DJ Alex Zander. 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, Trace. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Alec. Wednesdays, DJ Arnold, Naked Jenga. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 773-384-1040.

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, DJ Daniel Givens. Saturday, L'Altra. Next Friday, May 5, Central Falls. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Acoustic Redemption, Hungries. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Fuzz. Next Saturday, May 6, Four 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. Saturday, Seers Poncho. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Thursdays, Jan James. 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. Sundays, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, Playin' 4 the City, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, May 6, Oscar McMillan, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 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 4 PM on Sundays. Fridays, Stanley Karcz. Saturday, 5 PM, Chicago Rose; 9 PM, Stanley Karcz. Sunday, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Fridays, Phil Baron. Saturday, Scott Holman. Sunday, Phil Baron. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Chicago Rose. Saturdays, Phil Baron. Sunday, 5-10 PM, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

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 9 PM. Friday, Big Wu, Bambu. Saturday, Ulele, Candylarks. Tuesday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Wednesday, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling. Thursday, "Big C Jamboree" with Twistin' Tarantulas. Next Friday, May 5, Rattlers, Sentimental Oriental. Next Saturday, May 6, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars, Todd Harold & Brand New Bag. 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.

MEMORIES 4358 N. Cicero: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Running Madd with Swindle Wendell. 773-286-8640.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, Kill Hannah, 12 Rods with Todd Rundgren (see Spot Check), Perv 54, Atrixo; 11 PM, Paul Johnson, Mistress Barbara, Terri Bristol, Lego. Saturday, 10 PM, Liquid Soul, Supreme Beings of Leisure. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Entertainment, Kelly 18, Logan's Loss. Wednesday, 9 PM, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Blue Turtle Tea Party. Thursday and next Friday, May 5, 7 PM, The The (see Spot Check). Next Sunday, May 7, 7 PM, Orchestra Morphine, Mr. Airplane Man. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Thursday, May 4, 6 PM, Dae (no cover). 630-820-7447.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sunday, 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: 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, Rusk, Loki, Evidence. Saturday, Heavy Water, Julie Frost, Lauretta Tagli. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Dirty South, Lush Budgett, Old #8. Next Saturday, May 6, Seers Poncho, Your Mom SRO, Blue Turtle Tea Party. 773-764-6401.

MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Danny Arias. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Electric Hellfire Club, DJs Spinmistress Batty & Carrie Monster spin goth. Next Saturday, May 6, Returnables. 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, Epectir. Saturday, 9:30 PM, X-space. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

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

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. Thursday, May 4, Mitar. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs Tankboy & Uncle Dan spin late on Fridays and Saturdays. Friday, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement, J. Davis Trio. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Articles, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes Quintet. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. 773-489-0011.

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 PIZZA 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 6 PM. Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, Shawn & Janell. 815-468-6666.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Major Woody. Next Saturday, May 6, Shortcuts. 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, Minim, Dag Juhlin, Mark Hood. Saturday, Cedarcase, Janus. Sunday, Eric Ziegenhagen. Wednesdays, Plastics Hi-Fi. Thursday, Iago, Loner. Next Friday, May 5, Lushtones, Secret Police, Blower. Next Saturday, May 6, E-Vans, Crimson Sweet. Next Sunday, May 7, Chuck Cox. 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. Fridays and Staurdays, DJs Mike Z & Vanilli Vice. Thursday, 8-Track, Rhythm Method. 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, Shortcuts. Saturday, Wave. Next Friday, May 5, Only Sons. Next Saturday, May 6, X-Side. 630-924-9368.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Voodoo Kings. Saturday, 6 Ft. Over. 773-276-9730.

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, Scott Song, Diz. Saturday, Dave Ralph, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, John Curley, Charles Little. Next Saturday, May 6, Timo Maas. 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.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Woolworthy, Ethyline, Textbook. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Fabulous Janes. Wednesday, Rory's Raiders. Next Friday, May 5, Holy Moses. Next Saturday, May 6, In the Flesh (Pink Floyd tribute band). 630-543-3101.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mix Band. Thursday, Peter Oprisko Duo. 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, 10:30 PM, Fat Mama (see Spot Check), Red Jester. Sunday, 9 PM, Sin Ropas, Sweeder, Can-Ky-Ree. Wednesday, Robert Cornelius 7. Thursday, 7 and 10 PM, John Wesley Harding, Deanna Varagona. Next Friday, May 5, 10:30 PM, Ray Condo & His Ricochets. Next Saturday, May 6, 10 PM, Martin Zellar & the Hardways, Mary Janes. Next Sunday, May 7, 8 PM, Joseph Arthur. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Rubber. Next Saturday, May 6, Wishing Well. 630-372-2900.

720 CLUB 720 N. Wells: DJs spin salsa and merengue, rock en español, and progressive underground Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 312-397-0600.

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Blue Lava, Something Strange. Saturday, Sweet, Sweet Candy, Kick Plate, Mighty Purple. Next Saturday, May 6, Hungry Hungry Honchos. 773-528-7569.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Spinshine. Saturday, Fabulous Janes. Thursdays, 45s. 708-526-7174.

SIDETRACKED Rte. 83 and Archer, Lemont: Friday, 11 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 630-586-4777.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Darrell Woodson. Saturdays, DJ Gil Burns. Sundays, DJ Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz & DJ Abalorious spin deep Latin grooves. Mondays, Current, Temulent & J Initial spin drum & bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Next Friday, May 5, John Aquaviva, Darrell Woodson. Next Saturday, May 6, DJ Michelle. 773-549-4140.

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

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Music at 8 PM. Wednesday, Five Guys Named Moe. 630-264-9800.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 1904 S. Michigan: Saturday, 9:30 PM, "Beyond the Red Door" with D-Erania. 312-225-4140.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Fridays, Mark Hultmark. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge. Mondays, DJ Steven Farias. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJ Billy Seagrave. 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Afterglow. Saturday, Pompous Lily. Mondays, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike. 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña, DJ Rebecca, Rippin' Ray & others. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Oh My God, Poonsapaya. Thursday, Great Crusades, Tarts, Frontline. Next Friday, May 5, Bamboo Grove. Next Saturday, May 6, Slugs, Mark Watson. 773-278-6600.

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

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, May 6, Spreaders, I Love Rich, Woolworthy, Sugarfried Super O's. 773-472-6900.

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

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.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Seven Day Run, Cal Hollow, Tommi Zender. Saturday, Peter Mayer, Libby Kirkpatrick. Sunday, 7 PM, Summer Chance, Julie Frost, Stephanie Fletcher. Monday, 9:30 PM, Mighty Purple. Thursday, Ranchmart. Next Friday, May 5, Douglas September, Al Rose, Jim Roll. Next Sunday, May 7, 7 PM, Greg Klyma, Matt Jones, Nomad Planets. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Anton & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

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

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

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, Stockboy. 773-528-2220.

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Lego & Justin Long. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Generations. Saturday, Maggie Speaks, Layman's Term. Next Friday, May 5, Flapjacks. Next Saturday, May 6, Trippin' Billies. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Stone Free. Saturday, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Calico Cats. Saturday, Flocos. Sundays, DJ Matthew King spins acid jazz, techno, ambient, and drum & bass (no cover). 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Ark Band. Saturday, Baaro. Sundays, Gizzae. Mondays, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, Ska Jammers, Deals Gone Bad. Next Friday, May 5, Zeleke, U&I. Next Saturday, May 6, Gizzae, Wizdom. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, B.L.T. & Mayo. Next Friday, May 5, 9:30 PM, Gary Yek, Akela. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Mondays, DJ Smut. 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, 9:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company. 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. Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, Joel Barry, Ester Hana, and Bob Solone. 312-280-1700.

ZANZIBAR Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. Music at 8 PM. DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays; live bands perform Thursdays. 888-436-7737.

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 Thursdays through Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM. Friday, Carl Craig, 8Fatfat8, DJs Diz, Heather, & J-Dub. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BARBARA BARROW, TOM DUNDEE Saturday, 7:30 PM, Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

LIZ CARROLL with Seamus Egan, Winnie Horan, John Doyle & others. See Spot Check. Friday, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

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

JOHNNY CUNNINGHAM & SUSAN McKEOWN Friday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BRIAN CUTEAN Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 6, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

MARIE-LYNN HAMMOND, KRISTIN LEMS Thursday, May 4, 7:30 PM, Ridgeville Community House, 908 Seward, Evanston. 847-359-1678 or 847-202-1753.

NOEL HENRY'S IRISH SHOWBAND Next Friday, May 5, 9 PM, Social Center, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

KELLY HOGAN Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 6, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

LIL' REV Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

KAT PARSONS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, May 5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

CATHIE RYAN Saturday, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS 25th anniversary concert with special guests Robbie Fulks, Ed Walsh, Mitch Corbin, Chris Jones, Marty Marrone, Tim Wilson, Don Stiernberg, Drew Carson, Colby Maddox, John Rice, Ollie O'Shea, Al Murphy, and others. Next Saturday, May 6, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STATLER BROTHERS Saturday, 7:30 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

STOLIE performs as part of the "Illegitimate Arts Festival." Next Friday, May 5, 5 PM (followed by Chicago Tune Works and Lloyd Brodnax King at 8 PM), ACM Chicago Arts Program, third floor, 3340 N. Clark. 773-529-4458, ext. 10.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session hosted by Christy Barry. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Printers Rogue. Next Sunday, May 7, Battlefield Band. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Summer Chance. Next Saturday, May 6, Brushfire. 847-332-1116.

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

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Steve & Jenny Moss. 773-239-8990.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Saturday, Can-Ky-Ree. Sundays, 6 PM, DJ Brian spins country music. 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.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, Jim Keane, Dennis Cahill, and Patrick Broaders. Sunday, 3 PM, traditional Irish sessiun. 773-473-5263.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Lone Star State. Saturday and Sunday, Coyote Moon. Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, Just Us with Bertie Lee. 847-288-1848.

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

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Thursdays through Saturdays after 7:30 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Sux. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill Garcia. 847-593-2200.

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

EMMETT'S TAVERN & BREWING CO. 128 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, May 5, Switchback (no cover). 847-428-4500.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Sundays, 7 PM, North & South. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, A.J. Rosales. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Thursday's Child. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Kat Eggleston. Next Saturday, May 6, open stage. 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.

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

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3 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, Tallulah, Jo Serrapere, Eric Noden. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Cal Hollow, Beki Hemingway. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. Next Sunday, May 7, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Rebecca Gates, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

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 after 9 PM. Friday, Gan Ainm. Saturday, Pat Daley & the Sound of Green. Next Friday, May 5, Burren Ceili Band. Next Saturday, May 6, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

IRISH MILL INN 26592 N. Highway 83, Mundelein: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. Thursdays, 8 PM, open stage. 847-566-7044.

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: 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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Friday, 10 PM, Famous Brothers, Tall Boy. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Anish. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Next Saturday, May 6, 7 PM, open mike & sing-along. 847-836-6278.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Mackie Redd. Next Saturday, May 6, Andi & I. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Saturday, Tom & Chris Kastle. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Saturday, May 6, Ben Porter & Chris Parsley. 773-743-3355.

PANOS RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Next Saturday, May 6, 7 PM, Kristin Lems. 847-733-1390.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Mel & friends. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 8 PM, Catie Curtis. Sunday, 9 PM, Sin Ropas, Sweeder, Can-Ky-Ree. Thursday, 7 and 10 PM, John Wesley Harding, Deanna Varagona. 773-525-2508.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Plank Road Band. Next Friday, May 5, Jamie Anderson. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Peter Mayer, Libby Kirkpatrick. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Linda M. Smith & guests. Next Saturday, May 6, 9 PM, Jamie Anderson & friends. 773-929-3680.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Saturday, May 6, 8:30 PM, Phil Dunavan; 10 PM, Adam Ezra, Sarah Fleury, Douglas Ryan & Mike Castaneda. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

SCOTT DIRKS & CHICAGO BOUND WITH DAVE MYERS Tribute to Little Walter. Thursday, May 4, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-3370.

JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS Friday, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

ONE CHANCE, DENISE CONLEY, TAZ, LORELL JONES, DETOUR Next Saturday, May 6, 7 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 877-733-7499.

JIMMY TOMASELLO TRIO "American Friday Nights" concert and viewing of the exhibit Outsider and Folk Art From Chicago Collections. Friday, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

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.

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Saturday, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-758-4250.

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, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Saturday, Wayne Baker Brooks. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wednesday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesdays, 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, May 5 and 6, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers 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, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Saturday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Sunday, Vino Louden. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Biscuit & the Mix. Wednesday, Larry Garner & the Boogaloo Swamp Band. Thursday, Willi Higgins & the Mob. Next Friday, May 5, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Next Saturday, May 6, Byther Smith & the Night Riders. Next Sunday, May 7, Lindsey Alexander. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Byther Smith & the Night Riders. Saturday, Eddie C. Campbell. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesday, L.C. Walker. Wednesday, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, Little Al & the Crazy House Band. Next Friday, May 5, Carl Weathersby. Next Saturday, May 6, Otis Rush. 773-525-8989.

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

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open stage. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Saturday, Loren Middleton, Bluesed & Battered. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Tinsley Ellis, Danny Draher. Saturday, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Danny Draher. Sunday, Carl Weathersby. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Steve Arvey. Wednesday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thursday, Dion Payton. Next Friday, May 5, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Otis Clay, Rockin' Johnny. Next Saturday, May 6, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater, Elmo Bliss. 312-427-0333.

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

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, Professor John. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. Thursday, Howard Scott & the World 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. Friday, Chris Aaron Band with Corey Sterling. Saturday, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. 630-513-0074.

CLUB 222 222 Main, Saint Charles: Saturday, 9 PM, Screaming Blue Dogs. 630-584-4222.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar features live blues and zydeco; no cover. Thursday, May 4, through next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 773-327-1662.

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 & His Band. 312-836-7870.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sunday, 9 PM, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby. Saturday, 5 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Larry Garner. Sunday, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Monday, Casey Jones. Tuesday, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Wednesday, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Thursday, Jimmy Burns. Next Friday, May 5, 5 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Little Smokey Smothers. Next Saturday, May 6, 5 PM, Steve Cohen; 9:30 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks. Next Sunday, May 7, Little Al Thomas. 312-266-2400.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Friday, 9:30 PM, Flat Broke. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Tommy Castro. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Too Slim & the Taildraggers. Saturday, Mississippi Heat. Next Friday, May 5, J.P. & the Cats. Next Saturday, May 6, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 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.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Scott Nev & In the Pocket. Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheelers. Next Saturday, May 6, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar. Next Saturday, May 6, 10 PM, Ruby Harris Electric Violin Band. 773-465-8005.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. 815-741-9207.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). Next Sunday, May 7, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Rebecca Gates, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 8 PM, benefit for Jobs With Justice with music by Si Kahn & the Chicago State Gospel Choir. 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, Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturday, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Next Saturday, May 6, Soul Fedd. 312-245-0333.

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.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursdays, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, Barbara LeShoure. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Danny Reed & His Blues Band with Weezee. Saturday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sunday, blues jam hosted by Roy Hightower. Monday, Tre & the Blue Knights. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Shirley King. Thursday, Joanbaby & Her Chicago Revue. Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, Pat Smillie Band. Next Sunday, May 7, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 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. Friday and Saturday, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs & the Fireballs. Next Friday, May 5, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Saturday, May 6, ZZ Hill. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Margo & Strictly Southside Blues Band. Next Friday, May 5, Kax & the Blacklight Experience. 708-863-2000.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Next Saturday, May 6, 10 PM, Screaming Bluedogs. 773-871-3757.

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, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Next Saturday, May 6, Little Al Thomas. 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.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Jay Stulo Band. Saturday, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Wednesday, Chris, Dave & Mack. Next Friday, May 5, Rhythm City. Next Saturday, May 6, Doug McDonald & the Blue Mirror Band. 815-477-0340.

PRIMO'S 22212 Governors Hwy., Richton Park: Thursday, May 4, 9 PM, open blues jam hosted by Billy King. 708-748-5560.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Sundays, 8 PM, jam session hosted by Blues Effect. 773-276-9730.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Matthew Skoller Band, Joanna Connor Band. Monday, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. Thursday, Pat Doody Project followed by an open jam. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Saturday, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesday, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursday, tribute to Little Walter with Dave Myers and Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, Percy Strother. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Dave Mathis & Brienn Perry. Tuesday, Fabulous Fish Heads. Thursday, Matthew Skoller. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, JP & the Cats. Saturday, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 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. 773-533-9208.

WHATEVER IV 3101 S. Central: Next Saturday, May 6, 9:30 PM, Margo & Strictly Southside. 708-863-4224.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, May 5, Little Jimmy. 773-281-7112.

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

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Saturday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

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

MIKE ALLEMANA ORGAN TRIO Free performance and tribute to Grant Green. Friday, 7-9 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

KENNY BURRELL & ERNIE ANDREWS Duke Ellington tribute concert; see Critic's Choice. Sunday, 4 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

ADEGOKE COLSON 8TH TONE DIMOLOGY, DOUGLAS EWART & THE INVENTIONS perform as part of the AACM 35th anniversary celebration. Adegoke Colson 8th Tone Dimology features Harrison Bankhead, Iqua Colson, Kalaparusha Ahrah Difda, Ike Jackson, Leroy Jenkins, Wallace McMillan, Dushun Mosley, and Rasul Saddik. Douglas Ewart & the Inventions features Thurman Barker, Mwata Bowden, David Boykin, Paul Cotton, Ernest Dawkins, Kalaparusha Ahrah Difda, Joseph Jarman, James Johnson, Maia, Wallace McMillan, James Newton, Clifton Robinson, Skeeter Shelton, Brian Smith, Wadada Leo Smith, Carei Thomas, Ann Ward, and Ed Wilkerson Jr. Saturday, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

ORBERT DAVIS WITH THE MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Tim Aubuchon. Next Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500 or 708-974-5742.

DOMINIC GAUDIOUS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

HEATH BROTHERS, SIR ROLAND HANNA TRIO Friday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SUMMER KWAI Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND under the direction of Tom Drake; free admission. Thursday, May 4, 7:30 PM, Ives Recital Hall, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Robert Holst; free admission. Wednesday, 3 PM, Ives Recital Hall, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

MANHATTAN TRANSFER Sunday, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

LAUREL MASSÉ See Critic's Choice; benefit for Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center. Tuesday, 7 PM, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 1037 W. Armitage. 773-975-6330.

LAUREL MASSÉ WITH RICH DANIELS & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 6 PM, Congregation Sol-El, 1301 Clavey Rd., Highland Park. 847-433-3555.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE, ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME perform music by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Thomas A. Dorsey, Chevalier de St. Georges, and others. Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

NEW HORIZONS ENSEMBLE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Muntu Dance Theatre also performs. Saturday, 1:30 PM, Katherine Dunham Theatre, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 773-747-0803.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ LAB BAND & COMBOS under the direction of Antonio J. Garcia. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Myron McReynolds, director. Friday, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

WADADA LEO SMITH, 8 BOLD SOULS WITH OLIVER LAKE perform as part of the AACM 35th anniversary celebration. Wadada Leo Smith performs a tribute to Lester Bowie with Steve Berry, Robert Griffin, Isaiah Jackson, Ameen Muhammad, Gerald Powell, Rasul Saddick, and Malachi Thompson. See Critic's Choice. Friday, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS TRIO tribute to Horace Silver; free in-store performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Hear Music, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-0242.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI QUARTET Free concert. Next Saturday, May 6, 4 PM, LaSalle Street Church, 1135 N. LaSalle. 312-573-8800.

YE'BINDU (MOTHER'S PEARL), ARI BROWN ENSEMBLE GROUP WITH JOSEPH JARMAN perform as part of the AACM 35th anniversary celebration. Ye'Bindu features Acquilla, Maggie Brown, Coco Elysees, Maia, Naomi Millender, Niki Mitchell, Bethany Pickens, Shanta, and Ann Ward. Ari Brown Ensemble Group with Joseph Jarman features Turk Burton, Vandy Harris, Avreeayl Ra, Wadada Leo Smith, Brian Smith. Sunday, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet. 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, 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman 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 through Monday, Detour. Tuesday through next Sunday, May 7, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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 Trio with vocalist Michele Thomas; 9 PM-midnight, jam session with Darren Scorza, Neil Alger, and Alex Bednarke. 773-784-8755.

BIG NIGHT 749 N. Clark: Jazz and swing Fridays and Saturdays after 8:30 PM; no cover. 312-397-1201.

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, Marcus Jefferson 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: Tuesdays, 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.

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.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, May 4, Matt Erion Trio. 630-942-9463.

CAFFE DELUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ikiln Trio (no cover). 773-342-4555.

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: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Donny Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30-9 PM, Linda Tate Trio. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 5:15-9 PM, Allyssa Jones Duo. Next Friday, May 5, 5:30-9 PM, Joanie Pallatto Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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 PM-12:30 AM, 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: 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.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra (preceded by dance lessons at 8 PM). 773-202-9209.

EMMETT'S TAVERN & BREWING CO. 128 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Doug Bratt Trio (no cover). 847-428-4500.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesday, Binary System (see Spot Check), Bishop/Roebke/Vida Trio. Wednesday, Tony Bevan (see Critic's Choice), Clocked-Out Trio. 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, May 6, Airborne. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Jeff Gilmore Group. Saturday, Marcus Jefferson Duo. Next Friday, May 5, pianist Abi Demirgian. Next Saturday, May 6, Matt Erion Trio. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thursday, May 4, 8 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Brienn Perry & Frieda Lee. Next Sunday, May 7, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 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: Wednesday, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: 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.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Friday, AACM 35th anniversary afterfest party with Oliver Lake, Leroy Jenkins, Ernest Dawkins, David Boykin, Rollo Radford & Chad Taylor. 773-373-6292.

GREAT BEER PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Linear Ensemble. 773-525-4906.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Saturday, Terisa Griffin. Sunday, 8 PM, Marie Alexander (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Laksar Reese Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter's Real Swing Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Ken Chaney Experience. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Sueños. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, Paul McKee/John Fedchock Quintet. Next Sunday, May 7, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sunday, 8 PM, Jon Lundbom Trio. Monday, 9 PM, Kyle Asche. 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: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, John Shiurba & Carol Genetti, Tatsu Aoki's Myumi Project. Wednesday, 8 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Ann Dyer (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Tuesday, 6:15 PM, Larry Carlton. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame. 312-245-0333.

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays and 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 BARBERSHOP 1602 E. 53rd: Friday, 6 PM, Tony Rogers & Standing Room Only. 773-643-8041.

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, Johnny Griffin Quartet. Monday, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tuesday through Thursday, DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with Joe Lovano & Tom Harrell. Next Friday through Sunday, May 5 through 7, Tom Harrell Quintet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. 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. Next Saturday, May 6, Bopology with Peter Oprisko. 312-595-5299.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 6-8 PM, Jon Menges Trio. 773-348-7592.

KUKLAS 509 N. Wells: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Classic Trio performs jazz, bossa nova, and standards. 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 Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, salsa dance lessons. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, swing dance lessons. 773-528-3400.

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

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning Duo. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Two for Brasil. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 312-649-5874.

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: Next Sunday, May 7, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalist Gingi. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Sunday, Phil Mosberg Quartet. 773-728-5010.

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

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, Greg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Patti Morabito Duo. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Karl Montzka Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Little Three Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Tito Carillo Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Treehouse. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quartet. Saturday, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Henry Johnson Duo. Wednesday, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Quartet. Next Friday, May 5, Dan McIntyre Quartet. Next Saturday, May 6, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Next Sunday, May 7, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Billy Flynn Trio. Saturday, Billy Flynn Trio, Ken Chaney Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, May 5, Rankinfyle. Next Saturday, May 6, Yoko Noge Trio, Katherine Davis Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Ron Mills & Kate Rafferty. Next Sunday, May 7, Maureen Christine 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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Next Saturday, May 6, 9:30 PM, Eric Roth Trio. 773-276-9730.

REDS 1958 W. Roscoe: Mondays, 10 PM, John Airo's Kung Fu Jazz, John Paris/John Iragabon Quartet (no cover). 773-248-9523.

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.

SALAAM 700 W. 79th: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 6 PM, Elevation with Samuel Mohammed, Muslimah, Samaiyah & Prince Bey. 773-874-8300.

SCORES NIGHTCLUB 6764 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Harwood Heights: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 708-867-6767.

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.

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, jazz night hosted by Larry Smith featuring Double Trouble with trumpeters Maurice Brown & Corey Wilkes and vocalist Kelly Rich at 8:30-11 PM followed by a jam session at from11 PM until 1 AM. 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, Ryan Shultz Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, May 6, Geof Bradfield 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, Juli Wood Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Saturday, May 6, Ryan Shultz 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: Tuesday, 8 PM, Lark. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). 773-327-2739.

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, 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, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Damon Short Quartet. Saturday, AACM 35th anniversary afterfest party with Joseph Jarman, Adegoke Colson, Thurman Barker, Nikki Mitchell, Malachi Favors, Ike Jackson & Douglas Ewart. 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. Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, Jeff Parker & Tatsu Aoki. 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, 5-8 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, 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

VISHWA MOHAN BHATT Guitar, with Sukhvinder Singh (tabla). Saturday, 6:30 PM, Arya Samaj of Greater Chicago, 700 Hillview, West Chicago. 630-415-2620.

CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN with guest director Raharja perform traditional Javanese music and dance. Sunday, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

DR. LOCO'S ROCKIN' JALAPE--O BAND Friday, 8 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 312-738-1503.

GALA CONCERT OF KLEZMER MUSIC, YIDDISH THEATER AND DANCING features participants from the fourth annual Midwest Klezmer & Yiddish Music Weekend workshops. Sunday, 7 PM, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, 5050 Church, Skokie. 847-675-2200.

GHAZAL See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HASSAN HAKMOUN Gnawa music concert. Friday, 7 PM, Cortelyou Commons, DePaul University, 2324 N. Fremont. 312-362-6346.

KONOJEL JUNAM with poet Susana Bañuelos and others perform as part of the "Voices of the Americas" cultural series (benefit for Inspiration Cafe and Casa Guatemala). Friday, 7 PM, Inspiration Cafe, 4554 N. Broadway. 773-334-9101.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features an open stage. Free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000, ext. 141.

RAJAN & SAJAN MISHRA Hindustani vocal concert with Binay Pathak (harmonium) and Subhen Chatterjee (tabla). Next Saturday, May 6, 6:30 PM, Chinamaya Mission Auditorium, 11 South 80, Route 83, Hinsdale. 630-415-2620.

SATURDAY NIGHT CABARET features comedy, dancing, and klezmer music by the Maxwell Street Jr. Klezmer Band, Avi Hoffman, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Sanna & Mars Longden. Saturday, 8:45 PM, Beth Hillel Congregation, 3220 Big Tree, Wilmette. 847-675-2200.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Andean music concert. Next Saturday, May 6, 7 PM, auditorium, People's Music School, 931 W. Eastwood. 847-533-7163.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN, FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN Free admission. Sunday, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MIDDLE EASTERN ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Sunday, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

international

clubs

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.

CAMPAGNOLA 815 Chicago, Evanston: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Stuart Rosenberg's MISTO features Brazilian, Sephardic, and American music. 847-475-6100.

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, Steve Mazurowski. 708-848-3434.

DECIMA MUSA RESTAURANT 1901 S. Loomis: Saturday, 7:30 PM, "Don del Viento y otros aires" with Maria Eva Aviles. 312-666-5508.

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

FACES 223 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, DJs Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez & Jorge Rodeo spin salsa with live bands at 10 PM. 312-440-3223.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Sunday, "Tropic Jazz" with El Grand Combo, Tito Garcia, and DJ Jose de Jesus. 312-666-1695.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9 PM, Grupo Sensacion. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 8:30 PM, benefit and 20th anniversary party for Jan Erkert & Dancers with music by Casolando. Next Sunday, May 7, 7 PM, flamenco dance concert with Omayra Amaya & Joaquin Encinias. 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. Saturday, Jesus Enriquez. 773-528-3400.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, Grupo Kaskara, DJ Mel Hammond. 773-227-2277.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Friday, 9 PM, "Noche Latina" with Gonzalo Cordova, Steve Vasquez. 773-743-3355.

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.

PANOS RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Saturday, 7:30 PM, Terran's Greek Band. 847-733-1390.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Bandoleros. Wednesdays, Chicago Samba. 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.

REZA'S 432 W. Ontario: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 312-664-4500.

720 CLUB 720 N. Wells: DJs spin salsa and merengue, rock en español, and progressive underground Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 312-397-0600.

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, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, percussion jam session (no cover). 312-396-9426.

classical

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert (Hummel, Britten). Next Saturday, May 6, 7:30 PM, Diller Street Theater, North Shore Country Day School, 310 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LEIF OVE ANDSNES piano (Antheil, Prokofiev, Janacek, Schubert). Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop, conductor, with the Chicago Hosanna Girls and Boys Mission Choir, the Chicago Children's Chorus, and vocal soloists with members of Symphony II (Orff, Bernstein). Saturday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 630-960-2251.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in an all-Pergolesi program. Friday, 7:30 PM, St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-366-3226.

BACH BENEFIT CONCERT Mark Bangert conducts area singers and musicians in a benefit for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Bach, Schütz, Vaughan Williams, Morehead). Sunday, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-256-0712.

ROBERT BARRIS, RUSSELL DAGON, AND SYLVIA WANG bassoon, clarinet, and piano (Villa-Lobos, Sierra, Etler). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

JULIA BENTLEY mezzo-soprano, with members of Cube (Schoenberg, Foss, Crumb, Part, Morehead, Ptaszynska, Richeson). Friday, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

LIELLE BERMAN, IAN GREENLAW, MARLIN MILLER, AND MELINA PYRON soprano, baritone, tenor, and mezzo-soprano, with pianist Philip Morehead (Rossini, Bellini, Gounod, Massenet, Delibes, Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Bernstein, Weill, and others). Saturday, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-963-9093.

ALFRED BRENDEL piano (Haydn, Mozart, Schubert). Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with violinist Stefan Hersh (Bach). Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with violist Galina Goryanskaya and pianist Robert Dennison in a free concert (Bach, Beethoven, Hovhaness, Shostakovich). Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570 or 262-605-0274.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Agata Mrozek and the Northern Illinois University Chorus (Prokofiev, Barber, Vivaldi). Monday, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-857-1062.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CONCERT ORCHESTRA Rossen Milanov and Terrance Gray, conductors, with violinist Sherry Hong (Mahler, Ginastera, Conus). Next Sunday, May 7, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207.

CHOIR OF LAKE COUNTY AND COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY SINGERS in a free concert. Sunday, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Scott J. Arkenberg, conductor (Rutter, Stanford, Parry, Davies, and others). Sunday, 3:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-935-3800.

CITY-WIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Chung Yoon Park conducts a free concert (Handel, Haydn, Bizet, Elliott, Gluck, Rossini, Schubert). Sunday, 3 PM, Jefferson Park Auditorium, 4822 N. Long. 312-742-7609.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot conducts new works by American composers (Garrop, Kuehn, Maroney). Free admission; advance tickets required. Wednesday, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT with violinist Joseph Glymph in a free concert (Schubert, Poulenc, Brahms). Sunday, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-341-1521.

DOUGLAS CLEVELAND AND FREDERICK HEMKE organ and saxophone, in a program of 20th-century music (Goode, Ferko, Creston, Heilman). Sunday, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

COLORADO QUARTET with cellist Steven Balderston and violist Baird Dodge (Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms). Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan conducts a program of South American music (Revueltas, Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla). Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-658-6050.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY MUSIC ENSEMBLES in a free concert (Hardiman, Mozart, Holsinger). Sunday, 7 PM, Geiseman Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

COVENANT OF THE VISITATION CHOIR in a free concert. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DA CORNETO OPERA ENSEMBLE AND NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Alvaro Ramirez conducts Verdi's La traviata. Sunday, 4 PM, Deerfield High School, 1959 N. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-604-6776.

STANLEY DAVIS clarinet and saxophone (Brahms, Gershwin, and others). Next Friday, May 5, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

DEBRA DE NOON, BUFFY BAGGOTT, WILLIAM GORDON, RAUL ANTON BRIONES, AND CHRISTOPHER RICHARD in a free vocal recital (Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Warlock). Sunday, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY CHORAL ENSEMBLES Clayton Parr and Shaelyn Boos conduct a free concert (Billings, Foster, Barber, Ives, Copland, Bernstein, and others). Next Friday, May 5, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DUBINSKY QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Sunday, 4 PM, Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood. 773-667-1618 or 773-935-7588.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with pianist Christopher O'Riley (Beethoven, Brahms, Oliverio). Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, and next Sunday, May 7, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EMERSON STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Shostakovich). Friday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

FLEUR DE LYS CHORALE Carolyn Paulin, conductor (Brahms and others). Sunday, 8 PM, North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 N. Lakewood. Next Friday, May 5, 8 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 Dearborn. 773-281-2107.

FLUTES FANTASTIQUE (Draganski, Roitstein, Pixinguinha, Barroso, Jobim, Moraes, and others). Next Friday, May 5, 8 PM, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods, Lincolnshire. Next Sunday, May 7, 4 PM, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont. 800-880-2141.

ROGER GOODMAN harpsichord (Forqueray, D. Scarlatti, Stout, Balbastre). Saturday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sunday, 2-5 PM, new-music concert featuring music and compositions of Anna Homler, George Flynn, Erik Satie, Janet Misurell-Mitchell, Seth Boustead, Vitor Rua, Frank Abbinanti, Hanns Eisler, Gregory Hamilton, and Ned Rorem. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND VOICES John G. Slawson, conductor (Copland, Paulus, Britten, Thompson, Hogan, and others). Saturday, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, Highland and Center, Elgin. 847-429-9486.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES AND THE CHICAGO BAROQUE ENSEMBLE Anne Heider conducts a joint performance (Charpentier, Bouzignac, Marais). See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Sunday, 7:30 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-461-0723.

HORIZON BRASS QUINTET in a free concert (Bach, Offenbach, Schickele). Sunday, 4 PM, St. Peter's Church, 8116 Niles Center, Skokie. 847-673-7246.

NANCY HUMPHREY, JOHN ROBINSON, MARY BROWN, AND RICHARD YEO harpsichord, violin, flute, and cello (Bach, Handel). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-446-9515 or 847-432-4458.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY Edward Benyas, conductor, with guitarist Fareed Haque (Haydn, Villa-Lobos, Benyas, Haque). Next Saturday, May 6, 7 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with baritone Richard Hobson and the Illinois State University Concert Choir and Civic Chorale (Walton, Tchaikovsky, Weill). Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

JAN GOTTLIEB JIRACEK piano (Bach/Kempff, Mozart, Schubert, Webern, Liszt). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS (Faure and others). Next Saturday, May 6, 7 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2223.

JUDSON COLLEGE BACH FESTIVAL features "performances of Bach works by Judson College faculty." Friday, 12:45 PM, Herrick Chapel, Judson College, 1151 N. State, Elgin. 847-695-2500, ext. 3300.

DAVID KAISERMAN piano (Beethoven, Chopin, Copland, Liapunov). Thursday, May 4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY David Itkin, conductor, with harpist Nancy Allen (C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Mozart). Friday and Saturday, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Christian Heritage Academy, 315 S. Waukegan, Northfield. 847-295-2135.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN guitar (Tarrega, Sor, Lauro, Dyens, Rodrigo). Sunday, 2 PM, Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. 847-663-1234.

DIDIER LE PAUW violin, in a free recital. Next Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY CHOIR Robert Holst conducts music of Gilbert and Sullivan in a free concert. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Ives Recital Hall, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Dabrowski conducts music of Bizet in a free concert. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons conducts an all-Mozart program. Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln. 847-674-0039.

YI-FAN LIU piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Chopin, Liszt). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

THERESA LUDDEN soprano, with pianist Jeffrey Panko (Mozart, Liszt, Bizet, Rodrigo, R. Strauss, Hoiby, Bachelet, Thomas). Monday, 7:30 PM, Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-279-4040.

MEMBERS OF LYRIC OPERA CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARTISTS (Donizetti, Rossini, Mozart, Halevy, Saint-Saens, Offenbach, Mascagni, and others). Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware Pl. 312-867-7000.

CORDULA MERKS violin, with pianist Andrea Swan. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 773-667-1618.

METROPOLIS YOUTH SYMPHONY Robert Ian Winstin, conductor (Mozart, Kenessey, Marcello, Glazer, Copland, Kreisler, Gershwin, Winstin). Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS in a free recital. Sunday, 2-4 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-328-9998 or 312-346-3278.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS ORCHESTRA with clarinetist John Bruce Yeh (Copland, Dvorak, Corigliano). Next Saturday, May 6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-9998.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS READING CLASS, PREP ORCHESTRA, AND JUNIOR ORCHESTRA (Bizet, Copland, Sousa, and others). Next Saturday, May 6, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-9998.

MORAINE VALLEY SUZUKI VIOLIN STUDENTS in a free recital. Saturday, 10:30 AM, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5742.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner conducts an all-Mozart program featuring clarinetist Gregory Smith, soprano Renee Haring, and organist Ted Heppner. Next Sunday, May 7, 5 PM, Sacred Heart Church, 1077 Tower, Winnetka. 847-492-0495.

LYDIA MULVANY, IRENE HONG, DAVID ERICKSON, TOBIAS STAEBLER, AND RONNIE KULLER violins, viola, cello, and piano, in a free concert (Brahms, Mozart, Schumann). Thursday, May 4, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton (Beethoven, Sibelius, Janacek). Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, Wagner, Faure). Friday, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5631.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CHORUS Michael Melton conducts Bloch's Sacred Service in a free concert. Friday, 7:45 PM, Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr. 773-794-2787.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian conducts a free concert (Vivaldi, Phillips, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich). Sunday, 3 PM, auditorium, South Campus, Wilbur Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Anne Waller, conductor (Brouwer, Torroba, Gnattali, Hindemith). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND John Lynch, conductor (Benson, Thorn, Hartley, Casterede). Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SIX PIANO ENSEMBLE (Haydn, Dvorak, Schumann, Clementi, Gershwin, and others). Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Performing Arts Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

LARA OCHOA AND ROKAS ZUBOVAS saxophone and piano (Debussy, Ravel, Demersseman). Friday, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

OPERA NIGHT III Shlomo Shuster and others perform opera excerpts (Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Mozart, Gounod, Bernstein, and others). Sunday, 4 PM, Ezra Habonim Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. 847-675-4141.

OPERA STUDIO OF HIGHLAND PARK performs Mozart's Don Giovanni. Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, Performing Arts Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1893.

ORION CHAMBER ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Schumann, Weber). Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 630-543-5938 or 312-346-3278.

PRINTER'S ROW CHAMBER PLAYERS R. Paul conducts a free concert. Wednesday, 8 PM, Merit Music Program Recital Hall, Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk. 312-761-2575.

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

ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR AND GOLOSA CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson and Noel Taylor conduct Rachmaninoff's Vespers. Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATER Peter Lipari conducts Puccini's Sister Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Thursday through next Saturday, May 4-6, and next Sunday, May 7, 2 PM, O'Malley Theatre, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3719.

ELIZABETH ST. LEGER soprano, in a free recital (Argento, Barber, Granados, Obradors, Hoiby, R. Strauss). Sunday, 7 PM, Bethany United Church of Christ, 4250 N. Paulina. 312-464-9444.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Myron McReynolds, conductor (Sparke, Gorb). Sunday, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with (Beethoven, Handel, Bach, Puccini). Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, Zion Lutheran Church, Second and Grant, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SHERWOOD CONSERVATORY TEEN CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Next Sunday, May 7, 2:30 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Mozart, Schubert, J. Strauss, Hyadn, Beethoven). Next Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SPRING FESTIVAL OF COMPOSERS features student composers from Columbia College, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, and School of the Art Institute. Friday, 7 PM, and Saturday, 1 PM, Music Center Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6145.

GERHARD STAEBLER, KUNSU SHIM, AMNON WOLMAN, JEFF KOWALKOWSKI, MICHAEL PISARO, LOU MALLOZZI, AND CARRIE BIOLO perform their own compositions in a free concert. Next Saturday, May 6, 8 PM, concert hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-782-8263.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with soprano Nancy Gustafson (R. Strauss, Bruckner). Sunday, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

SAMUEL THAVIU AND SYLVIA WANG violin and piano (Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, Tucker). Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with soprano Gwendolyn Faasen in a free concert (Bartok, Foss, Huydts, McQuade). Next Sunday, May 7, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND WIND ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert and Wayne G. Gordon, conductors, with pianist Lindy Blackburn and violinist Rachel White (Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Falla). Saturday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Brahms, Prokofiev, Haydn, Stravinsky, and others). Saturday, 3 PM, Blackstone Branch Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312-747-0511. Next Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, St. Gertude Church, 1420 W. Granville. 773-764-3621.

VERMEER QUARTET with violist Rami Solomonov and cellist Christopher Costanza in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Sunday, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

LUCIUS WEATHERSBY AND WENDY HYMES piano and flute, perform music of African and African-American composers in a free concert (Ndodana, Still, Stewart, Simpson). Sunday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GAIL WILLIAMS horn, with pianist Mary Ann Covert (McCabe, Gwilt, Bentzon). Monday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

JULIE YUGEND-GREEN AND RICHARD COHN cantors, with violinist Joseph Golan (Wurman and others). Sunday, 7 PM, Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion, 1235 N. Harlem, Oak Park. 708-386-3937.

miscellaneous

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR in a free concert. Next Friday, May 5, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CATHY & MARCY Children's music concert. Saturday, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB ORCHESTRA & ENSEMBLES, RIDGEWAY CONSORT RECORDERS Next Sunday, May 7, 3:30 PM, Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-534-3680 or 773-631-8274.

CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE AND LIRA SINGERS in a free concert of Mexican and Polish carols and hymns. Sunday, 3 PM, St. Hyacinth Church, 3635 W. George. Next Sunday, May 7, 4 PM, Five Holy Martyrs Church, 4325 S. Richmond. 773-539-4900.

DELPHIAN CHORALE OF NEW PHILADEPHIA HIGH SCHOOL Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DePAUL UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MUSIC DIVISION PERFORMATHON Community music program students perform on two stages to raise money for the program's scholarship fund and community service project. Next Saturday, May 6, 9 AM-7 PM, School of Music, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DIA DEL NI--O CELEBRATION features performances by children's groups, storytelling, films, and games; free admission. Sunday, noon-4 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-294-3206.

EDGEWATER SINGERS perform "songs about food and drink." Next Saturday, May 6, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Elmdale. 773-878-7513.

HANDBELL CHOIRS OF TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND LUTHER MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday, 4 PM, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. 773-539-3018.

JELLYEYE DRUM THEATRE, NIU STEEL DRUM BAND Saturday, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

JETTSETT GALLERY & CAFE 3350 N. Paulina: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike for music, spoken word, and visual and performance artists hosted by harmonica player Sugar Blue. 773-477-7251.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Monday, Rob Cruz. 773-989-5674.

LINDBLOOM COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MAMA LOSHN Free concert in honor of Yom HaShoah. Tuesday, 7 PM, Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion, 1235 N. Harlem, Oak Park. 708-524-1628.

MASS ENSEMBLE "Movement and Sonic Sculpture" ensemble presents Clear Experiments. Friday through Sunday, 8 PM, Pilsen East Center for the Arts, 1945 S. Halsted. 312-243-2366.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORALE, CHAMBER SINGERS, AND CHILDREN'S CHOIR Vocal concert of popular Broadway songs. Next Saturday, May 6, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE, ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME perform music by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Thomas A. Dorsey, Chevalier de St. Georges, and others. Next Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

SHAKURA New-age music ensemble performs with monologuist David Davita; free admission. Wednesday, 7 PM, Studio Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

VOICES OF THE FUTURE 2000 Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Free concert series by elementary, middle, and high school choirs. Friday, 11 AM, Scottsboro High School Band. Next Friday, May 5, 11 AM, Summit Hill District 161; noon, Burrell High School Band. 312-595-7437.

WAA-MU SHOW Northwestern University student variety program entitled "Past Perfect, Future Tense" is set in a "millennium museum" and features an orchestra. Next Friday, May 5, 8 PM, next Saturday, May 6, 2 and 8 PM, and next Sunday, May 7, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

WOODHAVEN HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free performance. Next Friday, May 5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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