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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

HASIL ADKINS, CLATE "THE GREAT UNKNOWN" COOPER Sat 10/21, 9 PM, theater, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

DAVE ALVIN, ROBBIE FULKS See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/14, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BAD RELIGION, PROMISE RING Sat 10/14, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

DANNY BARNES Free in-store performance. Sun 10/15, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

BIG BUBBA, URETHA FRANKLIN & THE G.C., 12 OZ. ARMY, HOTLIPS MESSIAH All-ages show. Sun 10/15, 7 PM, Dark Cloud, 4935 N. Kruger. 773-377-5006, ext. 2050.

BOSCO & JORGE Free in-store performance. Sun 10/15, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MIGUEL BOSÉ & ANA TORROJA Wed 10/18, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5121 or 312-559-1212.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free performance. Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CABARET UNDERGROUND Honey West, Amy Armstrong, Freddie Allen & Lynne Jordan perform at a gala benefit for Howard Brown Health Center. Sat 10/21, 10 PM (preceded by cocktails at 7 PM and dinner at 8 PM), Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 773-388-8997.

RIPLEY CAINE Free in-store performance. Sat 10/21, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

CHI-LITES, BURGESS GARDNER ORCHESTRA, CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 10/13, 6:30 PM, Robinson University Center, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr. 773-995-3938.

RALPH COVERT & ROB NEWHOUSE Free concert and discussion entitled "A History of Rock and Roll, Part 1: The Classics." Thu 10/19, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

COWBOY JUNKIES Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

STEVE DAWSON & DIANE CHRISTIANSEN Free concert. Thu 10/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

LARRY O. DEAN WITH CHAD GIFFORD & DEREK WALVOORD Free in-store performance. Sat 10/14, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

JOHN DOE Free in-store performance. Tue 10/17, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DOUGH! Free performance. Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

ELVIS: THE CONCERT Sun 10/15, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

ADAM EZRA Free in-store performance. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-559-1212.

RON HAWKING Frank Sinatra tribute concert. Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

HER SPACE HOLIDAY Free in-store performance. Fri 10/13, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

JOHN HIATT Sold out. Thu 10/19, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE HOWE Fri 10/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

IDAHO Free in-store performance. Sat 10/14, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

INDIGO GIRLS, JACKSON BROWNE, DAVID CROSBY, ANNIE HUMPHREY "Honor the Earth" benefit for Indigenous Women's Network and Indigenous Environmental Network. Tue 10/17, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

WYCLEF JEAN WITH MELKY SEDEK & THE REFUGEE ALL-STARS, DE LA SOUL, BLACK EYED PEAS Mon 10/16, 8 PM, Chick Evans Fieldhouse, Northern Illinois University, Lincoln Highway and Castle Drive, DeKalb. 815-753-3146.

PHIL LESH & FRIENDS Wed 10/18 through Sat 10/21 (10/20-21 sold out), 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

LOWEN & NAVARRO Fri 10/13, 8 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 277. 

AIMEE MANN Sold out. Mon 10/16 and Tue 10/17 (Evan Dando opens), 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212. Thu 10/19, 7:30 PM, Business and Social Science Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

TOM MICHAEL & BECKIE MENZIE Free in-store performances. Fri 10/13, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Sat 10/14, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, FLOGGING MOLLY, SUM 41 Fri 10/20, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HOLLY NEAR, ANNE-MARIE AKIN Sun 10/15, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SUZANNE PETRI Benefit concert for the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Bloomingdale Golf Course Clubhouse, 181 Glen Ellyn Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-307-0285.

DAN SAURA TRIO in a free concert. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

KEITH SCOTT Wed 10/18, 11 AM, cafeteria, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

SOLAS, BOHOLA Fri 10/13, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TRISTEN Free in-store performance. Sat 10/14, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

TUNEAGE Free performance. Sat 10/14, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Fri 10/13, Yonder Mountain String Band, Corn Meal. Sat 10/14, Antje (see Spot Check), Karen Anderson. Thur 10/19, Bone Poney. Sat 10/21, Bog Side Zukes. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 9 PM. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 10/19, 9 PM, Big Deal (no cover). 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin on two levels after 10 PM. Fri 10/20, benefit for March of Dimes with Michael McDermott, Gayle Ritt, Mr. Egg Germ, Sister Child, DJ Cappa & DJ Love Bones. 312-942-9999.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 9 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Laura B. Sat 10/14, DJ Hyperactive. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 10/13, Low Rent, Hundo, Void Where Prohibited. Sat 10/14, 9 PM, Aerosol Halo, Havox, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Spectral Brides. Sun 10/15, 8:30 PM, Kat Parsons, Bucky Halker, Maria Hines. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 10/18, Seven Day Run, Big Deal. Thu 10/19, Mock Heroic, Mission. Fri 10/20, Famous Bros., Naomi Ashley. Sat 10/21, Jennifer Peterson, Van Go, Ollie Davidson & the Reason Four, Jomama & the Soul Trane. 773-281-4444.

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Steve Melgave spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Saturdays, DJ Spin spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Sundays, Derrick Wize & Gene Lopez. Mondays, Metronome & Derek Jones. Tuesdays, DJs Spin & Steve Prisma. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thu 10/19, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/13, Lucious Warbaby, Stories for Boys, Anything But Weasel, J Squared & the Mental Floss Group. Sat 10/14, F.U.Z.Z., Milkbaby, Danglers, Crystal Skull Persuasion. Sun 10/15, 8 PM, Milkbaby, Fareed Haque & Kahil El'Zabar. Thu 10/19, Butane Five, Mercury Pushers. Fri 10/20, Brother Lowdown, Trading Brains, Apartment. Sat 10/21, Magnesium, B-Line, Mumbo Jumbo. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/13, Miss Lady Bunny. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wed 10/18, Dieselboy, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, DJs Heather, Lady D, Brenda D, Miss Bio Booster, Rebecca & Lauren Flax. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Jorge Rodas & Alberto Gomez spin salsa & merengue. Saturdays, DJs spin rock, pop & alternative. 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays and Tuesdays. 773-384-0701.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Wednesdays, DJ Mike Kandel. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 10/13, Hilarious Condors. Sat 10/14, Johnny L. Fri 10/20, John Lamantia & the Rain Kings. Sat 10/21, Mercury, Kickplate. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Jack Straw. Sat 10/14, Robert Cornelius 7. Wed 10/18, Jon Gram & friends. Sat 10/21, Freekbass with Bootsy Collins. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 10/15, Pamela Means. Sun 10/22, Kevin So. 773-348-8536.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Music at 7 PM. Sat 10/14, Mark Sheehy, Joel Monarch. 708-524-2899

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

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Friday, 9 PM, Woody Johnson Band. 630-778-6350.

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

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM. Fri 10/13, open mike hosted by Sue Kihala & Al Geiermann. Sat 10/21, Sally Hastings. 773-239-8990.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Brian Reaves. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 10/15, 9:30 PM, Nick Willette with Jimmy Sutton & Joel Patterson. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 10/13, DJ Aubrey Jones. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Ronnie. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review. Fri 10/20, DJ Tom Stephan. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/13, Mongolian contortionists Indra & Solongo, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, circus acts with members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM on two floors. Fridays, DJ Anacron spins hip-hop and soul. Saturdays, DJs Chris Gin, Christopher Robin, Pulz-8 & Shaman Love, DJ Richard Foster. Wednesdays, "Simple Pleasures" with Insane Audio Projects DJs Justin Long, DMS, Droopy & Daryl Cura. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 773-327-4646.

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

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 10 PM. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. Thursdays, "Mixmaster Club Tour" DJs spin "progressive, flashback, dance beat, and underground." 312-397-0600.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Millie & Tilly. Mondays, Laura Masura. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Cads. Sat 10/14, Copper Minds, Roadhouse Dogs. Fri 10/20, Trunkstock.com band showcase. Sat 10/21, Wayside School. 773-528-7569.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Wed 10/18, DJs Carl Cox, D:Fuse, Cirrus & Charles Feelgood, DJs Mystic Bill & Chris Gin, DJ Uncle Milty. Thu 10/19, Green Velvet, DJ Cajmere, John Curley. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/13, 10:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Asher Love. Sat 10/14, 11 PM, Underwater People, Push Down & Turn. Sundays, 8 PM, TBD Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 10/19, 10 PM, We You They. Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Flaco Jimenez, Rico. Sat 10/21, 11 PM, Domestic Problems, Freshwater Collins. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 10/13, Michaelangelo. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Arthur Lee. Fri 10/20, Cats Under the Stars. Sat 10/21, Marshall Tucker Band. 847-541-4700.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and instrumental funk. 773-235-5700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mondays, 10 PM, DJs Ray_rod & Bob (no cover). 773-489-6457.

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: Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Tommia Femia (Judy Garland tribute); 10:30 PM, Ty Perry. Sundays, 7 PM, Tony Gibson & Chuck Larkin. Mon 10/16, 8 PM, Kevin Barthel. Wed 10/18 and Thu 10/19, 8 PM, and Fri 10/20, 8 and 10:30 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 9:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays, 8 PM, Mark Burnell. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday; DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Sat 10/14, 9:30 PM, Foil. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 10/15, DJ Dave Simon. Mon 10/16, DJ Mark DeRosa spins punk. Tue 10/17, DJ Lexi. Thu 10/19, DJ Tony. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 10/13 through Monday 10/16, Four Man Acoustical Band. Tuesdays, Take 5. Sat 10/21, Blind Roosevelts. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/13, 10 PM, Gaza Strippers (see Spot Check), Dragons (see Spot Check). Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Push Stars, Honeydogs. Sun 10/15, 9 PM, Link Wray, Phantom Three, DJ Mike Miller. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tue 10/17, 9 PM, John Doe Thing, Matt Nathanson. Wed 10/18, 9 PM, Men of Porn, Premium, Headspace, Metropolis. Thu 10/19, 9 PM, Old #8, Steepwater Band, Last Vegas. Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Pere Ubu. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Ok Go, Tom Spacey, Cash for Cars. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/13, "Ginfest 200" P.A.C.I.F.I.C.S., Kim, DJs Harold Hiso, Peter Ramos & Jay Jay. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman, Mike Pierce & Tim Bogosian. 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony & Justin. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Kid Craig & Tony. Thursdays, 10 PM, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 10/13, Cats Under the Stars. Sat 10/14, John Doe Band. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/20, Alex & the All-Stars. Sat 10/21, Spinshine. 815-356-9980.

DULCE VIDA CAFE 1338 W. Madison: Fridays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs spin with MCs Neo Nate & Gypsy (open mike starts at 9 PM; no cover). 312-666-1920.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 10/13, Trippin' Billies. Sat 10/14, Dogs Undecided, Insomnia. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 10/20, Pimps. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Fri 10/13, Mark Watson Band, Dolari, Thick Red Shag. Sat 10/14, Bumpus, the Gruv. Sundays, Sumo. Mondays, Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tue 10/17, BMC, Charlie Lyons Band, National Drag. Wed 10/18, "Bitch Night" with Stewed Tomatoes, Half Mad Poet, Three Dollar Bill. Thu 10/19, Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs, Stray Toasters. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Tina; 9:45 PM, Sagtown Hustlers, Valve, Cycle Something. Sat 10/21, Mabel Mabel, Dan Darrah, Convulsions. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, 9 PM, "Honky Skronk II" with Blacks, Riptones, Robbie & Donna Fulks. Sat 10/14, Eyesinweasel (see Spot Check), Matt Suggs (see Critic's Choice), Impossible Shapes. Mon 10/16, BQ Trio, Brian & Chris, DJs Hamster & Bunnyhug, Species Being. Tue 10/17, Waxwings, Entertainment, Pillowmints. Thu 10/19, Fear (see Spot Check), Taking Pictures. Fri 10/20, Los Straitjackets, Teddy Morgan. Sat 10/21, Baldwin Brothers, Plastics Hi-Fi, Butterfly Child. Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Palms; 10 PM, "Foam" with Frontier & others. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs Frique & Masado spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and funk (no cover). 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Randy Amundsen. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 10/20, pianist Randy Amundsen. 847-718-9272.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Assa spins reggae, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). 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. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Bands play after 2 PM Saturdays and Sundays and 9 PM Wednesdays through Fridays. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Lou. 847-587-9677.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Fantasy Lounge House Band. Sundays, 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. Fridays, Christopher Robin. Saturdays, Frique & Majid. Wed 10/18, Vygo. Thursdays, Noleian & Gabriel Palomo. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 10/13, 6 PM, Hot Stove Jimmy, Tub Ring, Nil8. Sat 10/14, 6 PM, Wesley Willis, Causey Way, 7000 Dying Rats, Burmese; 10 PM, the Shiv, Reds, Hamicks, Lynyrd's Innards. Sun 10/15, 6 PM, Jimmy Eat World, Pedro the Lion, Death Cab for Cutie, Jebediah. Mon 10/16, 8 PM, L'Altra, Gene Defcon, Forcefield UK. Wed 10/18, 8 PM, Slotcar, Wolf Colonel, Fifth Hour Hero, Deminer. Thu 10/19, 7 PM, Fin Fang Foom, Puerto Muerto. Fri 10/20, 5:30 PM, Limp Wrist, Tear it Apart; 10 PM, Olneyville Soundsystem, Dirty Old Man River, Mascots. Sat 10/21, 6 PM, the Honor System, Fun People, Homeless Wonders, Defeat of Me. Sun 10/22, 6 PM, Perps, Low Profile, Fightbacks. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Sat 10/14, Waco Brothers, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Sally Timms & friends. Thu 10/19, 7 PM, benefit for the Julius Trees Parrish Fund with Devil in a Woodpile, Volo Bogtrotters, Sons of the Never Wrong & others. Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Junior Brown, Heatersons. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, NRBQ, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, Last Drag (no cover). Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Sat 10/14, Rockin' Riviera Review. Sat 10/21, Midnight. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, 7 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Fridays and Saturdays after 8 PM; bands start at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, New Duncan Imperials. Wed 10/18, Venue, DJ Crash (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Eric Williams spins underground house. 312-278-7130.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJ Andre Harris. Tuesdays, DJs Vince Williams, Derrick Wize & Rob Thurmond. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Bonfire Mechanics, Genral Patton & His Privates. Fri 10/20, Take 3, Fifty Pound Head. Sat 21, Heavy Water, Long Shot, Volta Do Mar. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Open 7 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM on Saturday). Mondays, 9 PM, "If You C Kay" open mike hosted by Roco. Wednesdays, DJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-587-8469.

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Wednesdays, acoustic jam session. Thursdays, DJ Michael Walker spins "bad 80s funk & house." 773-296-9700.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/13, Busker Soundcheck, Longwave. Sat 10/14, Ted Ansani, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Planet Strange. Thu 10/19, Thick Red Shag, Wild Blue Daisies. Fri 10/20, Echosend, Steve Owen, Somnia. Sat 10/21, Cathy Braaten Band, Cads. 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Touch, DJ Mood & DJ Kenny. 312-527-5600.

HARRY'S 1 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-577-2525.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Michael Kelsey. Mon 10/16, benefit for Leonard Peltier with John Trudell & the Graffiti Band. Fri 10/20, 10:30 PM, Fly Williams. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/13, 10 PM, Kid Million, Mascott. Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Cheer-Accident (see Post No Bills), Mustache Molesters. Wed 10/18, 9:30 PM, Drapes, Tijuana Hercules. Thu 10/19, 9:30 PM, "Honky Tonk Living Room" with Freakwater, Country Melvins, Ground Speed, Texas Rubies, Lucky Break (tribute to Jimmy Martin). Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Dorian Taj, Unshown. Sat 10/21, 9 PM, benefit for Chicago Filmmakers with Chris Ligon, Scott Ligon & Gina, Matt Miller, Vernon Tonges, Patty Elvis, Brigid Murphy, Catherine Carroll, members of Old #8, Darren Hacker & others. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Mario (no cover). Thursdays, DJ Michael T. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/13, Revolver. Sat 10/14, Quantum Leap, Four Letter Story. Fri 10/20, Bob's Yer Uncle, House Arrest. Sat 10/21, Whiskey Kitchen, Jen Choi. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJs spin "extra zesty surf guitar & garage" music. 773-486-0686.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/14, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 10/19, 8 PM, Funky Wordsmyths. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Rachel's, Matmos. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/13, 10 PM, BT, Hooverphonic, DJ Tony Stewart. Sat 10/14, Pat McGee Band, Five for Fighting, Howie Day. Sun 10/15, Tom Tom Club (see Spot Check), Red Elephant. Tue 10/17, 5:30 PM, and Wed 10/18, 9 PM, Jaguares, Julieta Venegas (see Critic's Choice), Jumbo, La Gusana Ciega, Lysa Flores. Thu 10/19, 9:45 PM, Doobie Brothers. Fri 10/20, Vonda Shepard. Sat 10/21, Burning Spear, Michael Black. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays through Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 10/14, Afrodisiacs. Sun 10/15, 9 PM, Nadas. Thu 10/19, 9 PM, Flapjacks, Maggie Speaks, Planet Gello. Fri 10/20, John Eddie Band. Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Marty Lloyd Band, Weed Street Band, Will Hoag. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/13, Shawn & Jennell. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/13, O'Doyle Rules. Sat 10/14, Cirrus Falcon. Wednesdays, Lootheads. 773-248-3600.

WOODY JOHNSON BAND "Raven's Ball" benefit concert. Sat 10/21, 6:30 PM, Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy, Riverside. 708-442-6400.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. Thursdays, DJs Slick Lick & Izzi. 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 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Mon 10/16, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. 773-989-5674.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Fri 10/13, Neighborhood Crying Souls, Opie Gone Bad. Sat 10/14, Rebecca's Statue, Something for Joey. Fri 10/20, Core, Common Ground. Sat 10/21, Then Again. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Brian Borden & Kevin Loftus. Wednesdays, DJ Kevin Tihista. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM; no cover. Fri 10/13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys, Mighty Joe. Sat 10/14, Carl Brown, Arthur Lee. Sun 10/15, Local Tune'age, Anyone's Guess. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Fri 10/20, Sweater Girl, Roots Stems & Branches. Sat 10/21, Mighty Joe, Isabelle Haze. Sun 10/22, Arthur Lee. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday 10/20, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. Sat 10/21, Lincoln Field. 708-388-6755.

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

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: DJs spin club music Friday and Saturday nights. 773-373-1260.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Sat 10/14, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Unica (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). Thursdays, 10 PM, live swing bands (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 and 8:30 PM). Sat 10/20, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Sabor (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). 773-528-3400.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Randy Meissner. Sat 10/14, Youngfathers, Glowbugs. Tue 10/17, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wed 10/18, Phil Angotti (no cover). Thu 10/19, Differents. Fri 10/20, Spread, Bed, Sugar Fried Super O's. Sat 10/21, Pound Foolish, Smitty Situation. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10:30 PM Saturdays, and 10 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant with percussionist Leddie Garcia, DJ Justin Lloyd. Sat 10/14, Pepe Bradock, DJs Dayhota & Mel Hammond. Sun 10/15, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, DJs Derrick Carter & Matty. 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. Thu 10/19, Chicago Rose. 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. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/13, 9 PM, Ian Moore Band, Heartifacts, Beaver Nelson. Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Viperhouse, Oucho Sparks. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Thu 10/19, 9:30 PM, the Slip, Dragonfly. Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Dave Weckl. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Harmony Riley, Slink Moss. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/13, 6:30 PM, Mustard Plug, Tossers, Telegraph, First Grade Crush; 11:30 PM, Chris Whitley Band with Yuval Gabay & Sebastian Steinberg, Shivaree. Sat 10/14, 7 PM, Get Up Kids, Anniversary, Koufax, Jebediah (sold out). Sun 10/15, 1 PM, Jazzanova, King Britt, Slum Village, Bahamadia, Spontaneous, Boo Williams, Lady D, Anthony Nicholson, Madrid. Mon 10/16, 7 PM, Dandy Warhols, Creeper Lagoon. Tue 10/17, 6:30 PM, Ming, Rock Star Club, Bargain Music, Missile. Fri 10/20, 6:30 PM, Forty Piece Choir, Quasar Wut Wut, Scarlet Life, Troy. Sat 10/21, 6:30 PM, Dynamite Hack, Marvelous 3, A; 11 PM, Barry Weaver, Graeme, Miles Maeda, Majid. Sun 10/22, 6:30 PM, Catch 22, Midtown, OS 101, Rise Against. 773-549-0203.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR 6727 N. 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. Fri 10/13, Rhea's Obsession, New York Room. Tuesdays, open mike. Thu 10/19, MK Ultra, DJ Alex Zander. Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Deep Eynde, Arch Visceral, DJ Carrie. Sat 10/21, Silo the Huskie, Big Wow, E-vans, the Help. 773-764-6401.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Baba Yaga. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 10/15, 7 PM, Tiny Hairs, Laurie Lee Moses. Thu 10/19, 9 PM, Mitar. Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet. Sat 10/21, 9 PM, Mickey Croisant, Jim Fine. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays after 11 PM. 312-491-1794.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays; DJ Stallion Luv spins late on Saturdays. Fri 10/13, 10 PM, Tarts, Menthol, Torbin Floor. Sat 10/14, 9 PM, Peking Turtle. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 10/16, 10 PM, "Universal Soul Explosion" with DJ Mic Seva. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Evan Coleman. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 10/21, 11 PM, B-Side Players. Sun 10/22, 10 PM, Killah Priest, Juice, Artful Dodgers, Thawfor. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Open at 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. Thursdays through Sundays, DJ Dan "the Man" Arias. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

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.

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

PHILOSOFUR'S 2833 N. Sheffield: Sat 10/14 and Sun 10/15, 8 PM, Maura Pheney & Matthew Krause. 773-333-4988.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Sonnets, Mushuganas. Sat 10/14, Flowery Branch Davidians. Sun 10/15, Bible of the Devil, Festival Guy. Wed 10/18, Brad Bouter. Thu 10/19, Calcutta Shaker, High in the Lower 80s. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJs spin dub, funk, and jazz. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. 773-472-2956.

POLLY ESTHER'S & CULTURE CLUB 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 10 PM, USA Dance Party (filmed for television). 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ RB. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with B-Jak & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs Alo, C-Side, and IRON spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; two separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2390.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/14, Half Day Road. Fri 10/20, Furious Styles. Sat 10/21, Feo. 773-276-9730.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin nightly on two floors. Fridays, DJ Lego. Saturdays, DJ Max TC. Sundays, "Boca Music" hosted by Xavier. Tuesdays, DJ Subzero. Wednesdays, DJs Mea, Jonny Kaos, Max TC, Pump Boy Lee & Hakim Murphy. Thursdays, DJ Spin. 312-409-7777.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-278-1009.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music 8:30 PM-2:30 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 1 AM, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Fri 10/13, Terri Bristol, DJ Mixx. Sat 10/14, Charles Little, Bear Who?, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. Tue 10/17, Frique, Mel Hammond & Jevon Jackson. Sat 10/21, John Debo, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. 312-733-6699.

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

RIVER SHANNON 425 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, Louis & Scharpf. 312-944-5087.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays; live bands on Wednesdays. 312-440-0535.

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

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, Sam Post. 312-932-1750.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/13, 10 PM, Mason Jennings (see Spot Check), Idaho, Stew. Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Bellrays, Kimball Roeser Effect, Vax Wallo. Sun 10/15, 8 PM, Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers, Dick Smith. Mon 10/16, 9 PM, Ashley Park, Insta. Tue 10/17, 9 PM, Hangtown, Mike Heaton, Delafields. Wed 10/18, 9 PM, Rebecca Gates, Tim Rutili. Thu 10/19, 7:30 PM, Melissa Ferrick; 10 PM, Paul Thorn, John Kimler. Fri 10/20, 10:30 PM, Drive-by Truckers, Morning Forty Federation. Sat 10/21, 9 PM, Amy Rigby, Mount Pilot, Cole Guerra. Sun 10/22, 8 PM, Dan Bern, Gayle Ritt. 773-525-2508.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM, 9 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Mondays, "Diaspora" with DJ Madrid. Tuesdays, Diz. Wednesdays, "Pure Pink Passion" with DJs Steve Maestro & Shon Dervis. Thursdays, DJ Bjak & the Soul Foundation Crew. 773-278-7797.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Maryanne Amacher (see Critic's Choice). Sun 10/15, 9:30 PM, Zeek Sheck's Minions, Missing Tooth, White Sex & the Agenda, Stagecoach. 773-227-3617.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Sat 10/14, DJs Heather & J-Dub, DJ Bear Who? Sundays, DJ Louie Santuro. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, V. Fri 10/20, Neil Aline, Darrell Woodson. Sat 10/21, Barry Weaver, Graeme, Miles Maeda, Majid. 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. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Maz. 630-264-9800.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Ken (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Billy Seagrave & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fridays, 8 PM, DJs Simon Templar & Unit One spin jungle, trance & house. Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Penny & the Loafers, Fly Honeys. Mondays, 7:30 PM, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thu 10/19, 8 PM, Reverb Injection, Short Arm Trick. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Calico Cats. 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. Fridays, DJs Edmin & Fabian. Sat 10/14, DJs Maurice Johnson & Mood. Wednesdays, DJ Fabian. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Fri 10/13, Nudge, Pal:ndrom, Pulse Programming, Signaldrift. Sat 10/14, Deana's House, Donniboy the Rocker, Fifth World. Tue 10/17, 9 PM, Pole (see Critic's Choice), Burnt Friedman, Farben. Fri 10/20, E-Mics, Poonsapaya. Sat 10/21, Knee Deep Shag, Aftergrace. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Scratch & Sniff. Saturdays, "Refried Beats" with DJs Mass Transit & J-Biz, Sundays, DJ Sasha. Mondays, DJ Dan. Wednesdays, DJs spin soul. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Black Beauties. 773-472-6900.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/13, DJ Frique. Fri 10/20, DJ Jes. 312-491-9767.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill spins dance music. Sundays, DJs Seba & Erik K. spin Polish progressive music. Tuesdays, Dr. Hortex spins Euro dance music. Wednesdays, DJ Wild Bill spins old school. Thursdays, DJ Frankie Perez, salsa & merengue dance lessons with Manny Lopez. 847-233-9091.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 10/13, Pushin' Daisies, Noah. Sat 10/14, Christine Kane, Bucky Halker Trio. Sun 10/15, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Donna Adler, Mike O'Cull. Wed 10/18, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark V., Barb Hollek, Jonathan Rundman. Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Justin Roth & Chris Cunningham. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Grant Langston; 9 PM, Matt Nathanson. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/13, Four-Fi, Jesters. Sun 10/15, "Thrift" DJs Anton & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, Joe Thomas Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Joe Thomas Band. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Anthony & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Stockboy. 773-528-2220.

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Dysfunction. Sat 10/14, Deluxury. Fri 10/20, Aswah Greggori. Sat 10/21, ARRA. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/13, Sono, Morris Miners, Bryter. Sat 10/14, Villains, Trace. Thursdays, Marty Lloyd Band. Fri 10/20, Maggie Speaks. Sat 10/21, King's Highway, Soul Fix. 773-929-1300.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo. 312-337-3223.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, Gypsi Fari. Sat 10/14, Zeleke, U & I, Reggae Cowboys. Sun 10/15, Gizzae. Mon 10/16, Aswah Greggori. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, DJ Slacky J. Wed 10/18, Carl Crown. Thu 10/19, Dansika. Fri 10/20, Ark Band. Sat 10/21, Baaro, Roots Stems & Branches. Sun 10/22, Michael Rose. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Sundays, open mike. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 10/19 with Yvonne Zipter and Yvonne Doll). 773-907-3500.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Adam Ezra. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Kevin So. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Heartifacts. Wed 10/18, Arthur Lee & the Cats. Thursdays, Uncle John's Band. 847-432-6430.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Live music on Thursdays after 9 PM. 773-549-4949.

YOW BAR Le Passage, 1 Oak Place: Nightclub and restaurant; DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. 312-255-0022.

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant with music nightly after 8 PM. 312-280-1700.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Lady D & Sativa. Saturdays, DJ Sean Kozak spins house, DJ Jason Christopher & percussionist Miro (downstairs). Sundays, hip-hop and soul with DJs and live guest appearances. Thursdays, 3 Degree DJs. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

DAVE ALVIN, ROBBIE FULKS See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/14, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ASTRAL PROJECT, ERIC LUGOSCH Fri 10/13, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN BERQUIST Stories and songs about the Great Lakes. Sat 10/14, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

CLINT BLACK Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOEL DALY & PRAIRIE MOON Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Anderson Theatre, Heritage Center, 1 S 325 Ardmore, Oakbrook Terrace. 630-627-6100.

ARLO LEACH Free in-store performance. Thu 10/19, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1070 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-271-1998.

MADELINE MACNEIL Sun 10/15, 2 PM, Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-432-1701.

DAVID MASSENGILL, SHERRI FARLEY TRIO Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

SUE McCLELLAND, KATHY FOLKERTS, BOOZE HAGS, CHIX MIX, SUSAN URBAN, LILA & MICKY HOLDSWORTH WITH NATURAL BOB, KATHRYN & CAITLIN MORSKI, JIM SIMONIS Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

NEAL McCOY, JERRY KILGORE Sun 10/15, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MICHAEL MILES'S MAGIC BANJO Sun 10/15, 1:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

PATCHOULI Wed 10/18, 11:30 AM, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2066.

WILLIAM PINT & FELICIA DALE Sun 10/15, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

RETROGRASS, FREIGHT HOPPERS Retrograss features David Grisman, John Hartford & Mike Seeger. Sun 10/22, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RUNNING FOX BLUEGRASS BAND Free performance. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SHAMROCK SHOWCASE with the Saint Patrick High School Alumni Chorus, Catherine O'Connell, violinists from the Academy of Irish Music under the direction of Noel Rice, Trinity Irish Dancers, and Judith Ann Rice. Sun 10/15, 7:30 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 277. 

WEAVERMANIA Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

GLENN YARBROUGH & THE LIMELITERS Fri 10/20, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Fri 10/13, Yonder Mountain String Band, Corn Meal. Sun 10/15, Old Blind Dogs. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. 773-478-4408.

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

BLACKHAWK LODGE 41 E. Superior: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, bluegrass music with the Bashful Brothers during brunch. 312-280-4080.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 6 PM Sundays and 7 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Urbin Djin, Red Dust. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Sun 10/22, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mighty House Band. Sundays, 4-7 PM, traditional Irish session. Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-583-3066.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Sat 10/21, Marshall Tucker Band. 847-541-4700.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 10/18, DJ Tex spins country music. 773-472-2771.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 10/14, 10 PM, and Sun 10/15, 6 PM, Napper Tandy. Tue 10/17, 9 PM, Gareth Woods. Wed 10/18, 9 PM, Anish. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Lootheads. Sun 10/22, 6 PM, Morgan. 312-836-0066.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Fri 10/13, 10 PM, Barry Fagan. Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Fast Eddie. Sun 10/15, 8 PM, North & South. 773-763-0095.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/13, Dal-Riada. Sat 10/14, Larking Brothers. Fri 10/20, Jeff Ward. Sat 10/21, Bohola Ceili Band performs for a "Ceili Mor" traditional Irish social dance. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 10/17, 8 PM, "Rhythm & Rhyme Revue." Thu 10/19, 7 PM, benefit for the Julius Trees Parrish Fund with Devil in a Woodpile, Volo Bogtrotters, Sons of the Never Wrong & others. Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Junior Brown, Heatersons. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Fri 10/13, 8 PM, James King Bluegrass Band, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Fri 10/13, Madeline MacNeil. Sat 10/14, William Pint & Felicia Dale. Sat 10/21, Chris Proctor. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/21, Tony Trishka. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Nancy Connelly & Friends Acoustic Roustabout with stand-up comedian Mark Massina. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 10/13, Velvet Green. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Fri 10/20, Sullivan Brothers. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 10/19, 9 PM, Grant Langston. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 10/19, 9:30 PM, "Honky Tonk Living Room" with Freakwater, Country Melvins, Ground Speed, Texas Rubies, Lucky Break (tribute to Jimmy Martin). Sat 10/21, 9 PM, benefit for Chicago Filmmakers with Chris Ligon, Scott Ligon & Gina, Matt Miller, Vernon Tonges, Patty Elvis, Brigid Murphy, Catherine Carroll, members of Old #8, Darren Hacker & others. 773-227-4433.

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

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

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 9 PM-midnight, live Irish music. 773-935-6669.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/14, Bert Cattoni. 630-752-2000.

KEEGAN'S PUB 10618 S. Western: Thursdays, 9 PM, live Irish and folk music. 773-233-6829.

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. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Country music and dancing 6 PM-2 AM Wednesdays (no cover). 773-528-3400.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 10/16, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Sun 10/15, 1-4 PM, Irish session hosted by Declan Binninger & John Shine (no cover). 630-513-6300.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 10/14, Michael Kelsey. Sat 10/21, O'Hara, Furlong & Laffey. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/13, Barb Silverman. Sat 10/14, Kathy Kallick Band. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 10/21, 9 PM, Mickey Croisant, Jim Fine. 773-743-3355.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 10/14, 9 PM, Dooleys. 630-428-4274.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/13, 10 PM, Mason Jennings (see Spot Check), Idaho, Stew. Sun 10/15, 8 PM, Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers, Dick Smith. Thu 10/19, 7:30 PM, Melissa Ferrick. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Chris Smither. Sun 10/22, 8 PM, Dan Bern, Gayle Ritt. 773-525-2508.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Live Irish music on Sunday afternoons; no cover. 847-869-0450.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 10/13, Chris Proctor. Fri 10/20, Jim Gary. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Mon 10/16, 9:30 PM, Ben Porter. Wed 10/18, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark V., Barb Hollek, Jonathan Rundman. Thu 10/19, 8 PM, Marlee MacLeod. Fri 10/20, 7 PM, Bill Passalaqua; 9 PM, Justin Roth & Chris Cunningham. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Grant Langston; 9 PM, Matt Nathanson. Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Mark Denardo. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mon 10/16, 8-10 PM, K.C. Crystal. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. 312-266-7761.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/13, 8:30 PM, Sandy Adina. Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT & Mayo. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

B.B. KING, KOKO TAYLOR, BOBBY BLAND, LITTLE MILTON, CLARENCE CARTER, MEL WAITERS, BOBBY RUSH, PERVIS SPANN, FLOYD & JOHNNIE TAYLOR JR. perform at the National Academy of Blues awards ceremony and concert. Sat 10/14, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 773-247-6514, 312-413-5700, or 312-559-1212.

CRYSTAL LEWIS, OUT OF EDEN, DICKY OCHOA, I-NATION YOUTH CHOIR Concert concludes the Branded by Fire 2000 conference. Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Homewood Full Gospel Church, 18620 S. Kedzie, Homewood. 708-799-6910.

JOHN PRIMER & THE REAL DEAL perform at a book signing by photographer Marc PoKempner. Fri 10/13, 6 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 312-443-3583.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955. Fri 10/20, 8 PM (with the West End String Quartet; preconcert lecture with Siegel at 7 PM), Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Sat 10/21, 4:30-8:30 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, blues jam with the All-Stars. 773-734-0491.

BAR LOUIE 47 W. Polk: Sat 10/14, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-347-0000.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Eric Culberson. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, blues jam with A.C. Reed. Fri 10/20, Joe Kelley Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/13, Sat 10/14, and Mon 10/16, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/17, Zora Young Blues Band. Wed 10/18, Grana' Louise Blues Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/17, Allen Batts Blues Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/13, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. Sat 10/14, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 10/15, Lindsey Alexander. Mon 10/16, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/17, Joe Moss. Wed 10/18, jam session with Big Ray. Thu 10/19, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 10/20, Joanna Connor. Sat 10/21, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sundays, 8 PM, the Godfather & His Blues Band. 773-583-3000.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Fri 10/20, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open stage hosted by Brother John & others. 708-387-0050.

BRUNSWICK ZONE LOUNGE 1515 W. Aurora, Naperville: Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, 9 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson & Allen Batts. 630-355-7622.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Duke Robillard, Murali Coryell. Sat 10/14, 6:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Dave Hole, Nellie Travis. Sun 10/15, Joe Moss. Tues 10/17, Percy Strothers. Wed 10/18, Joanna Connor. Fri 10/20, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Carey Bell, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Sat 10/21, 6:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Jimmy Burns. 312-427-0333.

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/14, Home Cookin'. 773-239-8990.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mondays, DJ Steve. Wednesdays, DJ Brian. Sat 10/21, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-384-2547.

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

CELEBRITY LOUNGE 4830 S. Cottage Grove: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. 773-548-4812 or 773-285-8353.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sun 10/15, Mon 10/16, and Thu 10/19, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 10/13, the Buzz. Sat 10/14, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. Fri 10/20, Anson Funderburg. Sat 10/21, Carl Weathersby. 630-513-0074.

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

CLUB MATRIX 3300 W. 111th: Fri 10/20, Howard & the White Boys. 773-779-3033.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Bobby C. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Killer Ray & the Killer Players. 312-341-9787.

COTTON'S LOVER'S LOUNGE 7253 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. 773-488-9807.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Thu 10/19 through Sat 10/21, Bart Alonzo. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Sat 10/14, Howard & the White Boys with Pistol Pete. 847-541-4700.

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

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 10/13, James Solberg. Sat 10/14, Murali Coryell. Sun 10/15, 11 AM, brunch with Diamond Jim Green; 9 PM, Joanna Connor. Mon 10/16, Roy Hytower. Tue 10/17, Charlie Love. Wed 10/18, Abb Locke. Fri 10/20, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 10/21, Rod Piazza. 312-266-2400.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 10/14, Keith Scott. Thur 10/19, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 10/21, Barrelhouse Chuck & the Bluelights. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, Mississippi Heat. 630-416-4898.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 10/14, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. Tue 10/17, 8:30 PM, Scott Nev Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 10/21, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 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. Fri 10/13, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Sat 10/14, Charlie Love. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 10/18 and Thu 10/19, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, No Mercy Band. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturdays, Debbie & the Elite Blues Band. 312-245-0333.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, 9 PM-1 AM, Professor John. Tue 10/17 through Thu 10/19, 9 PM-1 AM, Peter Dames. 312-640-0999.

JB LOUNGE 5959 W. Chicago: Sundays, 6-11 PM, Z.Z. Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. 773-261-8228.

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/20, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 10/21, Half-Blind Mike & the Seeing Eye Dogs. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Carl Weathersby. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 10/19, Eddie Taylor Jr., Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Barbara LeShoure. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Saturday, Delores Scott. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 312-566-0555.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys, Mighty Joe. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. Sat 10/21, Z.Z, Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. 773-525-2422.

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: Music after 7 PM. Sundays, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. Mondays, Fantastic L'Roy & His Blues Revue. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, DJs spin blues. Thursdays, In Tent City Band, Grandmaster & the Unbelieveable Band. 773-373-1260.

LONE STEER 7601 S. Cicero: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Masheen Company. 773-838-8383.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/13, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 10/20, Tony Rome & the Wanderers. 708-863-2000.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/14, Mark Hannon Band. Sat 10/21, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. 773-252-1155.

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

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Sat 10/14, Rock Bottom Blues Band. 773-267-5197.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 10/13, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 10/14, Eddie C. Campbell. Wed 10/18, John Devlin & Mary Deitel. Fri 10/20, Big Time Sarah. Sat 10/21, Tom Carey Band. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. 773-276-9730.

RICO'S 2620 W. North: Sat 10/14, 9:30 PM, Smokin' Goose Blues Experience with the Elmo's Fire Blues Band. 773-862-3854.

RITZ HOTEL BALLROOM 39th & King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. 773-538-4271.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Sat 10/14, and Tues 10/17, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music; no cover. Fri 10/20, noon-10 PM, "Royster With the Oyster" festival outside in the tent (see Fairs & Festivals). 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 10/18, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Fri 10/20, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Sat 10/21, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thu 10/19, 3:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys (no cover). 312-441-9334.

SOMEPLACE ELSE 11043 S. Ashland: Thursdays, 7 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-239-4010.

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.

WAVELAND CAFE 3817 N. Recreation Dr.: Sundays, 3 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-868-4132.

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

jazz

concerts

ASTRAL PROJECT, ERIC LUGOSCH Fri 10/13, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MAGGIE BROWN performs at a benefit for scholarships at Tuskegee University. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-567-9040, 847-575-8025, or 773-324-6445.

CHI-LITES, BURGESS GARDNER ORCHESTRA, CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 10/13, 6:30 PM, Robinson University Center, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr. 773-995-3938.

MAUREEN CHRISTINE Free concert. Thu 10/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOHNNY FRIGO WITH THE COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TS GALLOWAY BIG BAND Free swing dance concert. Fri 10/20, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 312-427-1676.

WILLIAM GARCIA TRIO Free concert. Tue 10/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

GINA GIBSON Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, Lincolnwood Radisson Hotel, 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood. 847-677-1234.

FAREED HAQUE Tribute to Pablo Neruda with poet Leon "Douglas" Leiva Gallardo and vocalist Narraaz Basati. Wed 10/18, 7 PM, Wixom Theater, S. Jackson and Glen Rock, Waukegan. 847-623-2041.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO performs at "After Hours" museum tour and party. Thu 10/19, 5:30-8:30 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000.

8TH ANNUAL HYDE PARK/KENWOOD JAAZ FESTIVAL with Dee Alexander, Fred Anderson with Ari Brown & billy Harper, John Hicks with Kirk Brown & Don Bennett, Famadou Don Moye & Leon Joyce, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band (performing Black Metropolis), and a tribute to Stanley Turrentine. Sun 10/15, 6:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-536-6555.

DENISE LA GRASSA TRIO Fridays, 5-7 PM, Homewood Suites, 40 E. Grand. 312-644-2222.

JEFF LASKY GROUP Free in-store performance. Sun 10/15, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LUCKY 7 Fri 10/20, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MINGUS BIG BAND, STEFON HARRIS QUARTET Next Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

GREG OSBY QUARTET See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 10/14, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

MATT PINIZZOTTO TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE II Free concert. Wed 10/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UPTOWN RHYTHM Swing concert and dance. Fri 10/13, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

PAUL WERTICO TRIO Free in-store performance and signing. Fri 10/13, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BRAD WILLIAMS TRIO WITH MEMBERS OF L'OPERA PICCOLA in an "opera/jazz recital." Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/13, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/14, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 10/18, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Thu 10/19, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 10/20, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/21, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, King Fleming Trio with Joanie Pallatto. 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.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM nightly. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Carlos Cannon. Sun 10/15 and Mon 10/16, Dee Alexander. Tue 10/17 and Thu 10/19, Danny Lerman. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Nick Colionne. Sun 10/22, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BELLA-VIA RISTORANTE 6063 W. Dempster, Morton Grove: Fridays and Saturdays, Milt Trenier & Company with Dave "Bubba" Mitchell. 847-470-1405.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Sun 10/15, 8 PM, Fareed Haque & Kahil El'Zabar, Milkbaby. 773-384-0043.

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.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 10/18, 8 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 10/19, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 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. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 10/13, 9 PM, Li'l Richard Polka All-Stars. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Tony Smith. 847-647-8282.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Latin and jazz jam session with Crosswind. 312-697-0975.

CORBIN'S 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Matt Ross Quartet. Mondays, Jon Menges Quartet. Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Trio. Wednesdays, Bruce Mak Trio. Thursdays, Sons of Soil. 773-525-4906.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Bobby C. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Kevin Chandler Band. 312-341-9787.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Wed 10/18, United Noise Toys (see Critic's Choice), Daisy/Bauder/Roebke 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. Sat 10/14, Neo Trio. Fri 10/20, Dave Gessner Trio. Sat 10/21, Jeff Lasky Group. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 10/13, pianist Larry Kenzal. Sat 10/14, Pat Brady Duo. Sat 10/21, Paul Abella Trio. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/15, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Wed 10/18, 8 PM, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band. Sun 10/22, 6 PM, Four Freshmen. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Denise Tomasello. 630-620-1500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, live swing bands perform (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Mon 10/16, Brian O'Hern. Wed 10/18, Tony Morrison Quintet. 773-489-5471.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Wednesdays, 9 PM, David Boykin's Expanse. 773-373-6292.

GIANNI V. 550 Green Bay, Highwood: Restaurant with music in Club 550. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Joey Duna Trio (no cover). 847-433-5515.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 10/15, 2 PM, Original Salty Dogs. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/13, 9:30 PM, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns with Eddie Chappell. Sun 10/15, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Trio (no cover). Mon 10/16, 8 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet (no cover). Wed 10/18, 9 PM, Ben Sidran Quartet. Thu 10/19, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Fri 10/20, 9:30 PM, Frank Catalano. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 10/13, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Greg Osby Quartet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Greg Osby Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/15, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet with Steve Eisen. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Orbert Davis Quintet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jam session hosted by Fareed Haque. 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: Fri 10/13, 9 PM, Roy Campbell with William Parker & Michael Zerang. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 10/17, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 312-362-9707.

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, Sherri Riley Trio. Wednesdays, Donnie DeMarco Trio with Robyn Alexis. 312-467-1947.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Piano bar and restaurant. Fri 10/13 through Sun 10/15 and Tue 10/17 through Thu 10/19, 5-9 PM, Calvin "Koco" Brunson. Mon 10/16, 5-9 PM, Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Larry Hanks. 312-640-0999.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 10/13 through Sun 10/15, David Sanchez Sextet. Mon 10/16, 8 and 10 PM, Orbert Davis Quintet. Tues 10/17 through Sun 10/22, Christian McBride Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 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; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 8-11 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LITTLE LOUNGE Maggiano's Little Italy, 240 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10 PM, and Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Michael Laird. 630-368-0300.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 10/13, T. Monique Trio. Sat 10/14, Hunter & the Jazz Hounds. 773-489-3490.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Mon 10/16, Jo Ann Daugherty. Tue 10/17, Marie Alexandre. Wed 10/18, Elijah Levy Trio. Thu 10/19, 7 PM, Dan Cray; 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Fri 10/20, Mark Colby Quartet. Sat 10/21, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Breaking Point. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Jazz Conceptions. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music Wednesdays through Sundays. Sat 10/14, 8:30 PM, Steve Griggs Trio. Wed 10/18, 8 PM, Kelly Brand Trio. Fri 10/20, 9 PM, Ryan Shultz Trio. Sat 10/21, 9 PM, Margaret Murphy Quartet. 630-446-4001.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/20, Jerry Bryerton & Adam Sonderberg. Sat 10/21, Baba Yaga. 773-728-5010.

NEW APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Von Freeman & friends. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Clarence Wheeler. 773-483-7728.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 10/13, 9 PM, Barb Silverman. Sun 10/15, 7 PM, Tiny Hairs, Laurie Lee Moses. Sun 10/22, 7 PM, Carol Genetti, Laurie Lee Moses. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/20, 11 PM, Paul Wertico Trio. 773-489-0011.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, Sam Burckhardt Quartet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thu 10/19, Dave Hildebrandt Trio. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Denise LaGrassa 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, Chicago Rose. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Erickson Trio. Wednesdays, 8 PM, John Barclay Trio. Thursdays, 8 PM, Nova Bossa. 708-848-4250.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/13, Frank Portolese Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Sat 10/14, George Freeman. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 10/20, Flippomusic. Sat 10/21, Mark Fechner Jazz Experience. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/13, 6:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Gephart/Long Quartet. Sat 10/14, Ken Chaney Quartet. Sun 10/15, Typhanie Monique Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 10/17, Tim Tobias Trio. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 10/19, Fred Simon Trio. Fri 10/20, 6:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Marshall Vente/Eldee Young Trio. Sat 10/21, Marshall Vente/Eldee Young Trio. Sun 10/22, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Rankinfyle. Sat 10/14, Franz Jackson Quartet, Ken Saydak Trio. Tue 10/17, Typhanie Monique. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Fri 10/20, Typhanie Monique Trio. Sat 10/21, Yoko Noge Trio, Fred Simon Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 10/15, Brienn Perry. Sun 10/22, Mike Knaupf Quartet. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, live piano music; 8:30 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays through Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, live piano music. 312-266-0360.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/13, R.J. Temple. Wed 10/18, Jeremy. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Fri 10/13, Claudia Stefanski & Dave Baney. 773-348-7291.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyami Trio. Thu 10/19, 10 PM, Paul Cosino Organ Trio. 773-772-6656.

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. Sat 10/14, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Wednesdays, Eric Allen Trio. Thu 10/19 and Sat 10/21, Mark O'Connor 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, Saturdays, Mondays, and Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tue 10/17 and Wed 10/18, Juli Wood Trio. 312-527-3510.

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

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, 8-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thu 10/19, 10 PM-1 AM, Bongohead; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281:::2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/13, Phil Kidder Trio. Sat 10/14, Nicole Mitchell/Ed Wilkerson Quartet. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Edwin Daugherty Quartet. Thu 10/19, Elijah Levi & George Freeman. Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, Fred Anderson Trio with Tatsu Aoki & Donald Barrett. 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. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Enrique Granados. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Amber Dawn Trio. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. 630-232-2201.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/14, Carter O'Brian Trio. Sundays, 4-6 PM, vocalist Gina McLaughlin; 8 PM, open mike. 773-907-3500.

international

concerts

BLACK WATCH, BAND & CHOIR OF THE PRINCE OF WALES'S DIVISION perform music of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Mon 10/16, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MIGUEL BOSÉ & ANA TORROJA Wed 10/18, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5121 or 312-559-1212.

BULGARI Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHHUTA WATAN (THE LOST MOTHERLAND) Individual and ensemble performances with Ustad Sultan Khan (sarangi and vocals), Ustad Aashis Khan (sarod), Kushal Bose (vocals), and Sivamani (percussion). Sun 10/22, 7 PM, College of DuPage Arts Center, 22nd and Park, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000 or 800-366-8332.

CUBANISMO! Sat 10/14, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/20, 10 PM, Flaco Jimenez, Rico. 773-327-1662.

GEORGIA NATIONAL ENSEMBLE Fri 10/13, 7:30 PM, Sat 10/14, 2 and 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/15, 2 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-527-2223.

FAREED HAQUE Tribute to Pablo Neruda with poet Leon "Douglas" Leiva Gallardo and vocalist Narraaz Basati. Wed 10/18, 7 PM, Wixom Theater, S. Jackson and Glen Rock, Waukegan. 847-623-2041.

MOHAMMAD REZA LOFTI Persian classical music concert (benefits Persian language and culture studies at the University of Chicago). Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features salsa music with Mitch Marin's Orquesta Melao. Wed 10/18, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RAVI SHANKAR WITH ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Fri 10/13, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

international

clubs

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing (no cover). 773-276-5762.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. 312-397-0600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 10/19, 9 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Sexy Combo, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, salsa music with Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar with live music. Sat 10/21, 8:30 PM, Orquesta Nabori (benefit for the Nicaragua Solidarity Committee; call 773-276-5626 for more information). 773-465-8005.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 10 PM, Angel D'Cuba & His Sugarcanes. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 10/14, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 10/15, 7:30 PM, "Reflections/Reflexiones: Poetry in Spanish and English" with music by Hoy Son. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Tue 10/17, 5:30 PM, and Wed 10/18, 9 PM, Jaguares, Julieta Venegas (see Critic's Choice), Jumbo, La Gusana Ciega, Lysa Flores. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Valerie Booker performs Latin jazz. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Breno Sauer plays Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, violinist Elisabeth Johnson & accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino perform contemporary tango and musette. 773-489-9554.

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

EL NANDU 2731 W. Fullerton: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8:30 PM, South American music. 773-278-0900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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

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. 773-509-9332.

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

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Fri 10/13, 9 PM, Enrique Granados. 773-728-3114.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

classical

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop and David Bachmann conduct a free concert (Rutter, Vaughan Williams, Handel, Faure, Durufle, traditional). Sun 10/15, 3 PM, First United Methodist Church of Oak Park, 324 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-383-4983.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in an all-Bizet program. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300.

IAN BOSTRIDGE tenor, with pianist Julius Drake (Schubert, Wolf). See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/13, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

WILHELM BRUCK, THEODOR ROSS, AND CAMILLA HOITENGA guitars and flute, in a new-music concert (Kagel, Coleman, Shida, Cage). Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-973-2501.

KELLY BURKE AND SCOTT RAWLS clarinet and viola, in a free new-music recital (Walsh, Riley, Clarke). Thu 10/19, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover conducts Monteverdi's Orfeo. Wed 10/18 and Fri 10/20, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8420 or 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 10/19, 8 PM, Fri 10/20, 1:30 PM, and Sat 10/21, 8 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with vocal ensemble Synergy (Debussy, Bario, Prokofiev). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHURCH OF ST. LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR Mark P. Bangert conducts a free Bach cantata program. Sun 10/22, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 10/14, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan conducts music of Ferenc Erkel. Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-658-5799.

MARIA LUCIA COSTA piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Brahms, Porrino). Free admission. Wed 10/18, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

MEMBERS OF DA CORNETO OPERA in a free tribute to Giuseppe Verdi. Mon 10/16, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DA CORNETO OPERA Stephen Blackwelder conducts Verdi's Nabucco. Fri 10/20, 7:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. Sun 10/22, 4 PM, St. Hilary's Church, Bryn Mawr and California. 847-662-2694.

RUSSELL DAGON, KIM SCHOLES, AND SYLVIA WANG clarinet, cello, and piano, in an all-Brahms program. Sun 10/15, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

DANISH CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH CHOIR Fri 10/13, 8 PM, Scandinavian Club, 2323 N. Wilke, Arlington Heights. 847-870-1710. Sun 10/15, 9:30 AM (religious service), First Lutheran Church, 45 E. 150th, Harvey. 708-331-4824 or 708-333-1946. Sun 10/15, 4 PM, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 200 S. Wille, Mt. Prospect. 847-253-0631.

STUDENTS OF DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ANTAL MOLAR SCHOOL OF BUDAPEST in a joint chamber music recital. Thu 10/19, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with pianist Tea Lomdaridze (Schubert, Prokofiev). Free admission. Fri 10/13, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Sebastian Berweck (Beethoven, Brahms). Sat 10/14, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 N. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a pops concert. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, and Sun 10/22, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

KEVIN RAFAEL FOOTE piano (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart). Sat 10/21, 4 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 847-869-4850.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 10/13, 12:10 PM, organist Stephen Schnurr. Fri 10/20, 12:10 PM, organist Thomas Weisflog. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

ILYA FRIDMAN piano (Scriabin and others). Thu 10/19, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

EMILY GORTNER AND DEBORAH KATZ KNOWLES flute and percussion. Sun 10/15, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES Anne Heider conducts an a cappella program (Rossi, Titov, Monteverdi, Bach). Sat 10/21, 8 PM, St. Procopius Abbey Church, 5601 College, Lisle. Sun 10/22, 3 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 312-461-0723.

DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY AND MIKHAIL ARKADIEV baritone and piano (Shostakovich and others). Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY STRING QUARTET with guitarist Robert Bluestone and mezzo-soprano Allisanne Apple. Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

JAMES STREET PLAYERS (C.P.E. Bach, Jan Bach, Tomasi, Hoover, and others). Sun 10/15, 3 PM, Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St., Geneva. 630-584-9707.

NINTH ANNUAL JUBILATE OPERA BENEFIT features vocalists Suzanne Mentzer, Jerry Hadley, Patricia Racette, Robert Tweten, Patrice Michaels, Kim Josephson, and John Aler in a benefit for Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House. Sun 10/22, 7:30 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 N. Adams. 773-327-9921, ext. 335 or 134.

KREMERATA BALTICA with violinist Gidon Kremer (Vivaldi, Piazzolla). Sun 10/15, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

VIKTOR KUNA AND JOANNA SOBKOWSKA violin and piano, in a free Holocaust memorial concert (Klein, Schulhoff, Karel, Bloch, Fiser, Williams). Mon 10/16, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Keith Hampton and Rami Levin conduct a free concert (Mendelssohn, traditional, and others). Fri 10/13, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with the Chicago Master Singers (Beethoven, Symphony no. 9). Fri 10/20 and Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-295-2135.

THOMAS LILEY saxophone, with pianist Nancy Liley in a free concert (Boutry, Husa, Heiden, Cimarosa, Gershwin). Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor (Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 10/15, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 10/13, Mon 10/16, and Fri 10/20, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Vladimir Galouzine, soprano Katarina Dalayman, and baritone Bo Skovhus (Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades). Sun 10/15, 2 PM, and Thu 10/19, 7:30 PM, David Stahl, conductor, with soprano Alicia Berneche and tenor Jerry Hadley (Harbison, The Great Gatsby). Sat 10/21, 7:30 PM, Fabio Luisi, conductor, with baritone Alexandru Agache, soprano Andrea Rost, and tenor Ramon Vargas (Verdi, Rigoletto). 312-332-2244.

BARBARA ANN MARTIN, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, ANDREA SWAN, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN mezzo-soprano, violin, cello, and pianos (Crumb, Zupko, Mendelssohn). Sat 10/21, 7 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 847-446-3822.

McKENNA ENSEMBLE in a program of music by Father Edward McKenna. Sun 10/22, 2 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 219-874-7609.

NEW MUSIC DE PAUL presents music of George Flynn, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Robert Cronin, and Downey in a free concert. Fri 10/20, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

NEWBERRY CONSORT (Biber, Stradella, Buxtehude, Schenck, Corelli). Thu 10/19, 3 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 10/21, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 312-255-3700.

NORTH GERMAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Midori (Weber, Tchaikovsky, Brahms). Tue 10/17, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTHERN HARMONY vocal ensemble (Cavalli, Mayr, traditional, and others). Wed 10/18, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian conducts a free concert. Sun 10/22, 3 PM, south campus, Wilbur Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with violinist Peter Blagoev (Mendelssohn, Bach/Stokowski, Tchikovsky). Sun 10/15, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA with horn soloist Jeremiah Frederick (Haydn, Bach, Jacob). Thu 10/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE with the Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band in its annual homecoming concert (Copland, Husa). Fri 10/13, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MEMBERS OF L'OPERA PICCOLA WITH THE BRAD WILLIAMS TRIO in an "opera/jazz recital." Sun 10/22, 3 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

PACIFICA QUARTET Fri 10/20, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

JEFFREY PANKO AND CHRISTOPHER CASCKETTA piano and baritone, in a free recital (Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy). Sat 10/14, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

PINOTAGE with harpist Alison Attar, flutist Janice MacDonald, and violist Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff (Takemitsu, Hindemith, Ibert, Jan Bach). Sun 10/15, 4 PM, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood. 773-667-1618.

PIPES SPECTACULAR WORLD'S LARGEST ORGAN CONCERT features organists Frank Ferko, Doug Cleveland, David Lordon, David Solem, Randall Manges, David Lornson, Ann Gerdom, and Noah Wynne-Morton with pianist Kathy Heetland, flutist Emily Gortner, and saxophonist Leo Saguiget (Bach, Franck, Widor, Ferko, Halley, Callahan, Locklair). Sun 10/15, 3 PM, Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity Church, 191 Linden, Winnetka. 847-486-9515.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 10/14, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JULIEN QUENTIN piano, in a free concert (Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Liszt). Sun 10/15, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with soprano Christine Brandes and others (Shubert, Handel, Mozart). Sat 10/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-4883.

SAVOY-AIRES (Gilbert and Sullivan, The Mikado). Fri 10/13 and Sat 10/14, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/15, 2:30 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-251-8767.

VINCENT P. SKOWRONSKI AND SAORI CHIBA violin and piano, in a free recital (Tartini, Tchaikovsky, Cui, Dvorak). Sun 10/22, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy). Sun 10/22, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

LINDA VELECKIS AND PAUL BURGESS violin and piano (Beethoven, Bloch, Franck). Sunday, 4 PM, First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, 715 S. Calrton, Wheaton. 630-627-3482.

KATRINA WALTER flute, in a free concert. Tue 10/17, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

IRENE WATTS piano, in a free recital. Sun 10/15, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Bach, Franck, Copland). Sun 10/15, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

YUEH FEI MILLENNIUM CONCERT features winners of the International Yueh Fei Music Composition Competition. Free admission. Sun 10/22, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-563-0357, 773-955-1595, or 312-913-0979.

SONATA ZUBOVIENE AND ROKAS ZUBOVAS perform piano music for four hands (Mozart, Debussy, Corigliano, Poulenc, Satie). Fri 10/13, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

fairs & festivals

CHICAGO'S EIGHTH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Fri 10/13, 5:30 PM, Polkaholics; 6:45 PM, Pelvic Delta; 8 PM, Bumpus; 9:30 PM, Domestic Problems; 11 PM, They Might Be Giants. Sat 10/14, 1:45 PM, Split Habit; 2:45 PM, Box-O-Car; 3:15 PM, Mile; 4:15 PM, Stroke 9; 6:15 PM, Bill Janovitz; 6:45 PM, Waxwings; 8 PM, Caviar; 10 PM, Harmony Riley; 11:30 PM, Juliana Hatfield. Sun 10/15, 12:30 PM, Cadillac Dave; 2 PM, Polkaholics; 3:30 PM, Dick Holliday & the Bamboo Gang. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE Midwest Young Artists, 878 Lyster, Fort Sheridan: Sat 10/14, 8:30 AM, open orchestra rehearsals; noon, jazz band open rehearsals; 2:30 PM, Fred & Teddi Koch; 4:30 PM, New Horizons Senior Band; 6:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Pops Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Combo. Sun 10/15, 1 PM, chamber music recital; 3 PM, alumni recital; 6:30 PM, open chorale rehearsal. 847-926-9898.

ROYSTER WITH THE OYSTER Shaw's Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard: Fri 10/20, noon, Fabulous Fish Heads; 4 PM, John Primer; 6:30 PM, Matthew Skoller; 8 PM, Buckwheat Zydeco. 312-527-2722.

miscellaneous

COMBINED SWEDISH MEN'S CHORUS, SPELMENSLAG ENSEMBLE, AND SOLSTRATEN CHILDREN'S CHOIR with vocal soloists. Sun 10/15, 2 PM, Nineteenth Century Women's Club, 178 Forest, Oak Park. 630-466-7439.

GRAND CENTRAL STATION 5726 W. Grand: Fri 10/13, 10 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri." 773-637-6376 or 708-452-5630.

KIDS FARE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PICK-STAIGER, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NORTHWESTERN Children's concert features student ensembles. Sat 10/21, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MATTER Percussion ensemble performs music for Halloween; free admission. Sun 10/22, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

NOAH'S ARK 1704 W. 69th: Sat 10/21, 4 PM, "Gospel Poetry" open mike hosted by the Christian Poet Society. 708-865-7981.

DAVE RUDOLPH Halloween concert for children. Sat 10/14, 2 and 7 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-210-5741.

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