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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute band. Sat 11/4, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

PAUL ANKA Sun 10/29, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ROBERT BRADLEY'S BLACKWATER SURPRISE Thu 11/2, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BRASS ORCHID, MUSHUGANAS, PERALTA with MCs Anacron & Offwhyte; benefit for Guerrilla Love Radio also features spoken word, an open mike, and film and video screenings. Sat 10/28, 7 PM, Spare Room, 2416 W. North. 773-278-6355.

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session for poets and musicians hosted by Rev. Zeeshan Mohammed. Tue 10/31, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

TERRY BREEN Free performance. Fri 10/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BROWN WHORNET Eight-piece band accompanies F.W. Murnau's film Nosferatu. Sun 10/29, 5 and 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LYNN CANFIELD Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

CATH CARROLL Free in-store performance. Sat 11/4, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747. Sun 11/5, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CATHARSIS, BLOODPACT, SEVEN DAYS OF SAMSARA, LONG LIVE NOTHING Sun 11/5, 7 PM, Infant Island, 1800 W. Huron. 312-494-5869.

CAVIAR Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Turner Conference Center, Student Resource Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2241.

CHICAGO RAT PACK Dinner show and benefit for Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Sun 11/5, 6:15 PM (preceded by cocktails at 4 PM and dinner at 5 PM), Mar Lac Banquets, 104 S. Marion, Oak Park. 773-625-0506.

KEVIN COLE performs as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/4, 3 PM, Armour Stage, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-663-0339.

STEVE DAHL & THE DAHLFINS Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

RICH DANIELS AND THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA perform at a gala benefit for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls that features boxing matches between traders from the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Sat 10/28, 6 PM, Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan. 312-738-9588.

OTIS DAY & THE KNIGHTS perform at a Halloween toga party hosted by Pete McMurray. Fri 10/27, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-240-7900.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE Free performance. Fri 10/27, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

TOM DUNNING & THE HOOT NIGHT ALL-STARS WITH NORA O'CONNOR, DAG JUHLIN & OTHERS Free concert and discussion entitled "A History of Rock and Roll, Part 2: The Last 25 Years." Thu 11/2, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6569.

BOB DYLAN BAND Tue 10/31, 7:30 PM, McGaw Memorial Hall, Northwestern University, 1700 Grove, Evanston. 312-559-1212.

ADAM EZRA Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Sun 10/29, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

FEMALE SONGWRITERS YOU WANNA HEAR with Nancy Walker, Jennifer McCarthy Bienemann, and Sue Demel. Wed 11/1, 6:30 PM, ballroom, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

5TH DIMENSION Fri 11/3, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300. Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

GRACE NOTE Free in-store performance. Sat 11/4, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

GWAR, AMEN Sun 10/29, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HANDSOME FAMILY Free concert. Thu 11/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS, BLACKALICIOUS Sat 11/4, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

HAUNTED HOUSE with DJs Paul Anthony, Mixin' Marc, Mark Almaria, Alex Peace, Jes One, Supernatural, Chris Tomasone, Agent 47. Sat 10/28, 9 PM-4 AM, Blackhole, 3057 W. 26th. 773-509-5115 or 630-415-3464.

HEATHER HEADLEY performs Broadway and operatic music with members of the Northwestern University Music Theatre Program under the direction of Dominic Missimi and Lara Teeter. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HEATERSONS perform at a "Halloween Film Spooktacular." Sat 10/28, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KARMA SUTRA performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception; members of Dance Chicago 2000 also perform. Fri 11/3, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

KING CRIMSON Sold out. Mon 10/30 through Wed 11/1, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LIMP BIZKIT, EMINEM, PAPA ROACH Sold out. Mon 10/30, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

LOS LOBOS, JAYHAWKS See Spot Check. Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MALDITA VECINDAD, LA BARRANCA, SANTA SABINA, PANTEON ROCOCO, PLANETA DE CRISTAL Fri 11/3, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5121 or 312-559-1212.

MALUKOSAMBA performs at a Halloween party. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

MOVIETONE Free in-store performance. Fri 11/3, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

KEVIN O'DONNELL'S QUALITY SIX Free in-store performance. Sat 10/28, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BRIAN O'HERN & THE MODEL CITIZENS BIG BAND Tue 10/31, 8:30 PM, the Viaduct, 3111 N. Western. 773-296-6024.

P.O.D., HED (PLANET EARTH), PROJECT 86 Fri 11/3, 6:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

PETER, PAUL & MARY Fri 11/3, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

POE performs and Mark Danielewski reads from his novel House of Leaves; free admission. Sat 10/28, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

R-ANGELS, ANGELA VIA & HER DANCERS perform at Girls on the Move festival; free admission. Sat 10/28, 10 AM-2 PM, Grove No. 16, Lincoln Park, Montrose at the lake. 800-437-6071.

RANCID, AFI, DISTILLERS See Critic's Choice. Thu 11/2, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

RATDOG, PERSUASIONS Sun 11/5, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free in-store performance. Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

LOU RAWLS Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

REBECCA'S STATUE, SON SEALS, FAREED HAQUE, COVERED IN HONEY, KAT PARSONS See Spot Check; benefit for the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Fri 10/27, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

REMEMBER ROME Free in-store performance. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

JIM ROLL Free in-store performance. Fri 11/3, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JONATHAN RUNDMAN Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph, Oak Park. 708-848-4741.

MARK RUSSELL Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

DAN SAURA Free in-store performance. Sat 10/28, 8 PM (with a quintet), Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ELLIOTT SMITH Fri 11/3, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DARYL STUERMER Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE, EUPHONE Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TAUTOLOGIC Free in-store performance. Sat 10/28, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MATT TIEGLER Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Sun 11/5, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-4313.

TOSSERS Free in-store performance. Fri 10/27, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

TWANG BANG, MERCURY, SUBLIMINALS, EPIFONICS, GROOVEHORN with John Mahady, Tom Michael & Beckie Menzie; benefit for the Dignity Diner meal program for the hungry and homeless. Sat 11/4, 7 PM, Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey. 773-528-6462.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Wed 11/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHARLIE WILSON, PARLIAMENT/

FUNKADELIC Sat 10/28, 4 PM

(following the 1 PM race), Hawthorne Racecourse, 3301 S. Laramie, Cicero. 708-780-7050 or 312-559-1212.

ZAO, THE BLAMED, HEADNOISE Tue 10/31, 8 PM, Cornerstone Community Center, 2942 N. Western. 773-561-2450, ext. 6339.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Tue 10/31, Government Grown, 2GK. 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 11/2, 9 PM, Prymetime (no cover). 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin on two levels after 10 PM. 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. Saturdays, DJ Maurice. 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 10/27, 9 PM, Fuse, Brian Whitman, Matthew, Shalini. Sat 10/28, Halloween party with Bondo, Busker Soundcheck, Bucky Dent. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 11/1, Phlux, Uptown Sinclair. Thu 11/2, Growth Ltd., Into the Blue. Fri 11/3, Bottletones, Cowslingers. Sat 11/4, New Duncan Imperials, Krinkles (no cover). 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: DJs spin 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. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/27, Lofty Magnificent Box, Long Division, Flesh Pilgrims. Sat 10/28, Dead Steel Mill, Mopar, Role Models. Sun 10/29, 8 PM, "Left of Center" with Your Mom SRO, Apartment. Thu 11/2, Ninth Circle, Hot Lips Messiah, Glory Whores. Fri 11/3, Sepia, Chapter F, Hired Goons, Autumn War. Sat 11/4, Ruck LaRou, Big Wow, Chris Devins Debacle. Sun 11/5, 8 PM, Andre Marccetti with Edward Reardon, Gynna Kray, and Mark Hegedorn. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wed 11/1, Phantom 45, Dr. Groo, 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. Saturdays, DJ Mike Kandell. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tue 10/31, Fuzzbusters. Wednesdays, funk jam hosted by R.B. Green. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 10/27, the Feel. Sat 10/28, Hydrostatic Union. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 11/3, Noveto Trio. Sat 11/4, Cruel Moon. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/27, Mr. Blotto. Fri 11/3, Eleven Days. Sat 11/4, Something for Joey. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

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.

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 10/28, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Halloween costume party with Ground Speed, Puerto Muerto. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CHASERS 87 Executive Dr., Aurora: Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Xeromix, Cruciform Injection, DJ Porsaline Mask. 630-851-6930.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Halloween costume party with DJ Dermo Finglas (no cover). 773-583-3066.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 10/27, DJ Able. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tue 10/31, DJ Kevy B. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/27, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, DJs spin drum & bass, members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts. 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, Shamanlove & 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. Sat 10/28, DJ Dave Roberts. 773-489-0379.

CLUB MATRIX 3300 W. 111th: Fri 10/27, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 773-779-3033.

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 10/27, Halloween party with Mark Watson Band. Sat 10/28, Halloween party with Maggie Speaks. Fri 11/3, Beatnik Turtle. Sat 11/4, Umbrella. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 10/28, Midnight Sun. Tue 10/31, 9 PM, masquerade ball with Midnight Sun. Sat 11/4, JP & the Cats. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Tue 10/31, 9 PM, "Horrorscope 2000" with Kim English, Octavia, DJs Razor n' Guido, Xavier Temple & others. Wednesdays, Mystic Bill, Chris Gin. Thu 11/2, Josh Wink. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Michelanjelo. Sundays, 8 PM, TBD Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 11/3, Tubes, 4-Fi. Sat 11/4, Swinging Lovehammers, Shaffer Street. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 10/27, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 10/28, Quantum Leap. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Arthur Lee. 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 10/27 and Sat 10/28, 8 and 10 PM, Lee Lessack. Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Tony Gibson & Chuck Larkin. Wed 11/1 and Thu 11/2, 8 PM, and Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, 8 and 10:30 PM, Phillip Officer with Johnny Frigo, Joe Vito & Jim Cox (Hoagy Carmichael tribute). In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz, George Howe. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen, George Howe. Sundays, 9 PM, Mark Burnell. Mondays, 9 PM, George Howe. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. 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 10/28, 9:30 PM, Alex & the All-Stars. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. Sat 11/4, 9:30 PM, Soulfix. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 10/29, DJ Kill Chris Jerk. Mon 10/30, Ladies of Victory Records spin punk. Tue 10/31, DJ Andrew spins monster rock. Thu 11/2, DJ Girl Kris spins soul. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 10/27, Four Man Acoustical Band. Sat 10/28, Blind Roosevelts. Sun 10/29 and Mon 10/30, Four Man Acoustical Band. Tuesdays, Take 5. 312-836-7870.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Fri 11/3, 7 PM, Lunar Breakdown, Secondseed. 773-202-9209.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/27, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Giant Step, Anne Harris, Cathy Braaten. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Halloween concert with Local H, Fig Dish, Beer Nuts, Million Yen, Box-O-Car, Marvel Kind, Woolworthy, Foot & others. Sun 10/29, 9 PM, "Ball o' Fire Fetish Ball" with Fire Pussy, William Darke, Sister Nagsters, DJ Scary Lady Sarah & others. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tue 10/31, 9 PM, Beer Nuts, Patty Elvis, Shovelhead, II Stone City, Huge Pontoons. Wed 11/1, 9 PM, Uniform, Josie, National Drag. Thu 11/2, 9 PM, 12Rods, Million Yen, Baldwin Brothers. Fri 11/3, 10 PM, local music showcase with Frisbie, Atomic Numbers, Brain Rakes. Sat 11/4, 10 PM, Richard Ashcroft (sold out). 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on two floors. 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 10/27, Disfunktion. Sat 10/28, Charlie Sugar Band. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/3, Fabulous House Rockers. Sat 11/4, Wally's Garage. 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 10/27, New Duncan Imperials. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Halloween party with Generations. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 11/3, Swing Crew. Sat 11/4, Then Again. 847-358-9150.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sat 10/28, 9 PM, "Northside Old Tymer's Ball" with Caspar, Mrs. Cleo, DJ Sam Chatman. 773-881-3120, 773-762-5907, or 312-664-2485.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Fri 10/27, Mil Mulliganos, Dolari, Fid. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 10/30, Kokapelli, Funky Style Rhythms. Tue 10/31, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom with Carlos Washington, Youngblood Brass Band. Wed 11/1, Java, Locals. Thu 11/2, Swag, Josh Richter Band. Fri 11/3, Black Maker, Escape From Earth, Gary Dacanay. Sat 11/4, Left Setter, Great Apes, Wonder Drug, Iron 56, Gayle Ritt. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/27, Wisdom of Harry, TRS-80 (see Spot Check), Timeout Drawer, DJ Dumb American. Sat 10/28, Cinerama, Rainer Maria, Shalini. Sun 10/29, 90 Day Men (see Spot Check), Eternals, Paper Chase. Mon 10/30, 8:30 PM, Halloween party with Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Cells, Big Angry Fish, Jonny Polonsky, National Wrecking Company, Moreno. Tue 10/31, Halloween party with the Makers, Evil Beaver, Bouncing Balls. Thu 11/2, Hey Mercedes, Ghosts & Vodka, Kepler, Sunshine. Fri 11/3, Movietone, L'Altra, Corcovado. Sat 11/4, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Bride of No-No, Poem Rocket. Sun 11/5, Karate, Pele, the Race. 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 10/27, pianist Abi Demirgian. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/28 and Fri 11/3, pianist Abi Demirgian. 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: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/27, Deja Vu. Sat 10/28, Dawn Patrol. Fri 11/3, Decades. Sat 11/4, Five Guys With Day Jobs. 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. Fri 10/27, Christopher Robin. Saturdays, Frique & Majid. Wednesdays, Vygo. Thursdays, Noleian & Gabriel Palomo. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Joan of Arc (see Critic's Choice), Chris Connelly, TV Pow. Sat 10/28, 6 PM, American Steel, Gamits, Sissies, Munition; 10 PM, Tristeza, OK Go, A-Set, Elizabeth Elmore. Sun 10/29, 8 PM, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Mathlete, Barcelona. Mon 10/30, 6 PM, Swingin' Utters, Rise Against, Devil Lock. Tue 10/31, 7 PM, Halloween show with Captured by Robots, Herc., Airbrush, Love Life, Molester Mustache. Wed 11/1, 6 PM, Juliana Theory, Notaword, Stryder; 10 PM, Bratmobile (see Spot Check), the Lapse, the Dishes. Thu 11/2, 6 PM, Against All Authority, Citizen Fish, World/Inferno Friendship Society, Beefcake. Fri 11/3, 7 PM, International Noise Conspiracy, Sunshine, Danko Jones, Le Shok. Sat 11/4, 5 PM, Kill the Slavemaster, Armus Angelus, 7 Angels 7 Plagues, Sky Came Falling, Nora; 10 PM, "Saturday Night Dance Party" with Magas & Misty Martinez. Sun 11/5, 6 PM, Anniversary, Hot Rod Circuit, Selby Tigers, Sig Transit Gloria. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts. Wed 11/1, 8 PM, Fairport Convention. Thu 11/2, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman. Fri 11/3, 9:30 PM, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Dallas Wayne. Sat 11/4, 10 PM, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/27, Sat 10/28, and Tue 10/31, 9 PM, DJ Deadboy. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 10/28, Hat Trick. Sat 11/4, John McHugh & Company. 847-821-1234.

FOSTER BROTHERS GOURMET COFFEE BAR 7215 W. Lake, River Forest: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 10/28, Groovatron. 708-366-1860.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Sat 10/28, Ultimate Party Band. Sat 11/4, Incognito. 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). Fri 11/3, Only Sons. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Fridays and Saturdays after 8 PM; bands start at 9:30 PM. Wed 11/1, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with the Tarts, Quasar Wut Wut, David Singer, and the Drapes (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 10/27, Leisure Dynamics, Hat Head. Sat 10/28, Prairie Town. Mon 10/30, Dwain Story, Mythic Figs. Fri 11/3, Roxotics, Eric Simons. Sat 11/4, Prairie Town. 773-489-5471.

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). Tue 10/31, DJ Uncle Milty. 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 10/27, Halloween party with Big Hello, Morris Miners. Sat 10/28, Halloween costume ball with Joe Armstrong Band, 56 Hope Road. Thu 11/2, Mike Merce. Fri 11/3, Quantum Leap, Braam. Sat 11/4, Rubygrass, Blue Marvin. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Sat 11/4, midnight, DJ V. 312-943-2252.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Tue 10/31, 9 PM, Ember Swift, Aerin Tedesco. Fri 11/3, 10:30 PM, Deja Voodoo. Sat 10/4, 10:30 PM, Bill Quateman, Anne-Marie Akin. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Sadies, Greenhornes. Sun 10/29, 9 PM, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts. 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 10/27, Peace Freak. Sat 10/28, Halloween party with Torben Floor & friends, Zipper. Fri 11/3, Pat McCurdy. 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Funkadesi performs at the "Dancin' With the Grass" gala for the Crossroads Fund (preceded by dinner at 6 PM; call 773-227-7676 for more information). Tue 10/31, 8 PM, Halloween party with Paul Cebar. Sat 11/4, 10 PM, Feast of Fools Cabaret. Sun 11/5, 8 PM, Marta Tennae, American Breakfast, Stanley's Joyful Noise perform at a talent show and farewell party for Timothy Bisig. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/27, Maceo Parker, DJ Logic & Project Logic. Sat 10/28, 2 PM, and Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Screeching Weasel, Eyeliners, Jackie Papers, Yesterday's Kids (10/28 sold out). Tue 10/31, 6:30 PM, Fenix TX, New Found Glory (see Spot Check), Good Charlotte, Lefty. Thu 11/2, Hootie & the Blowfish (sold out). Fri 11/3, 7 PM, BB Mak, Jessica Riddle (sold out). Sat 11/4, 7 PM, No Use for a Name, Pulley, One Man Army, Big Wig. Sun 11/5, 6:25 PM, Relative Ash, Liquid Gang, Workhorse Movement, Nonpoint. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Sat 11/4, 10:30 PM, Shades of Grey. 708-389-7810.

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 10/27, Dave & Rae. Sat 10/28, "Howard's Halloween Party" with Underwater People. Sun 10/29, 9 PM, Beenie Man, Tanto Metro, Devonte & Baby Sham. Fri 11/3, Eddie Money. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/27, Todd T. Band. Sat 10/28, Noveto Trio. Sat 11/4, Mister Mack & the Mumblers. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/27, Gareth Woods. Sat 10/28, Joey Edwin. 773-248-3600.

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.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/27, "Monster Bash" with Underwater People, James A. & Freddy. Sat 10/28, Halloween party with the Idea, Hoochie Suit. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post (no cover). 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 10/27, "Legendary Flying Dutchman Halloween Bash" with Sean Cantorna, Sweater Girl, Pelvic Delta. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Halloween party with Plad, Anne Harris. Sun 10/29, Mighty Joe Beatty. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/27, Pedal Steel Transmission. Fri 11/3, Tijuana Hercules. 773-525-2422.

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 10/28, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Isla (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). 773-528-3400.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 9 PM, Hambone Hasbrouck (no cover). 773-489-3490.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/27, Pete Special Band. Tue 10/31, Strain Busy Sky (no cover). Wed 11/1, Milk Plow. Thu 11/2, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 11/3, Wild Ones, Roger & the RayBans. Sat 11/4, Butterfly McQueen, Little Blue with Damian Smith. Sun 11/5, 9 PM, "VH-1 Band on the Run" television filming. 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 10/28, Natural Rhythm, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mon 10/30, Spencer Kincy, Matty. Tue 10/31, Uncle Milty, Andre Harris, Mark Grant, Oscar McMillan, Michael Serafini, Madrid, Hiroki. Sat 11/4, Frankie Feliciano, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Fridays and Sundays, Scott Holman. Saturdays, Chicago Rose/Nadine Baxter. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM on Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays. Fridays, Nadine Baxter. Saturdays and Mondays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Robert Cornelius 7, Seventh Sun (benefit for Open Hand Chicago and Meals on Wheels). Sat 10/28, 10 PM, the Good, Berber. Sun 10/29, 6:30 PM, Sarah Harmer, Josh Rouse, Teddy Thompson. Tue 10/31, 9 PM, Umphrey's McGee, Dr. Didg. Wednesdays, 10 PM, MVP. Thu 11/2, 9 PM, rockabilly jam session (no cover). Fri 11/3, 10 PM, Jupiter Coyote. Sat 11/4, 10 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress. 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 10/27, 6:30 PM, Soil, Omegamen, Bender, Alone. Sat 10/28, 6:30 PM, Homegrown, Diffuser, Limbeck, Logan's Loss. Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Jayhawks, Butterfly Child. Fri 11/3, 9 PM, J. Mascis & the Fog, Kimball Roeser Effect, Moreno. Sat 11/4, 6:30 PM, At the Drive-in, Murder City Devils, Blue Tip; 11 PM, Souls of Mischief, X-ecutioners, Triple Threat DJ Team. Sun 11/5, 5 PM, Atmosphere, DJ Pratt, MF Doom, DJ PNS, Micranots, Aesop Rock, DJ Stizo, Rubberoom, DJ Rude 1. 773-549-0203.

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

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 11/5, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 1645 W. Jackson: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/3, Eagle Static. 312-850-0208.

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 10/27, 9:30 PM, Ye Shinie Ghostes, Tundra Survey, Team Rock-it. Sat 10/28, Catalyst, DJ Scary Lady Sarah, DJs Ky & Joolz, Brother Tom. Tuesdays, open mike. Thu 11/2, Mashers, Butane 5, Glory Whores, All Charges Dropped. 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: Sat 10/28, 9:30 PM, BFG. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Sat 10/28, LeJuan, DJs Rick Garcia & Ron Carroll. Tue 10/31, Teri Bristol, Chad Sommer. 312-491-1794.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays; DJ Esperanto spins late on Saturdays. Fri 10/27, 10 PM, Fat Mama, Left Undone. Sat 10/28, 11 PM, Stir Fried with Buddy Cage, Ghettobillies. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 10/30, Uprising Inc. masquerade & fetish ball. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Evan Coleman. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 11/3, 11 PM, Homunculus. Sat 11/4, 10:30 PM, B-Movie Fiendz, Mud Kids. 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.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/27, Stockboy, Bagama. Sun 10/29, Silence. Tuesdays, Shag's Little Thing. Wed 11/1, DJ Gold "D." Thu 11/2, Stories for Boys. Fri 11/3, Rollercoaster. Sat 11/4, Creepy D. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. 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.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Paybacks, Guilty Pleasures, International Robots, Black Beauties. Thu 11/2, 10 PM, Clone Defects. 312-243-1246.

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. Fri 10/27, Dirty Harry. Sat 10/28, Bad Cat. 773-276-9730.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly on two floors. Fridays, DJ Lego. Saturdays, DJ Max TC. Sundays, "Boca Music" hosted by Xavier. Tuesdays, DJ Subzero. Wednesdays, DJs Subzero, No Doubt & Papa G spin reggae. 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. Fri 10/27, Josh Werner, DJ Jes. Sat 10/28, Dave Ralph, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. Tuesdays, Frique, Mel Hammond & Jevon Jackson. Thursdays, Daryl Cura, Sativa, DVS, Droopy. 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, 8 PM, 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 10/27, 10 PM, Damon & Naomi with Kurihara (see Critic's Choice), Windy & Carl, Sur La Mer. Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Freeheat, Thought Industry. Sun 10/29, 8 PM, Joan of Arc (see Critic's Choice), Sunday, Designer. Tue 10/31, 9 PM, Samples (sold out). Wed 11/1, 9 PM, Swinger, Salteens (see Spot Check), Mabels. Thu 11/2, 9 PM, Ominous Seapods, Fathead. Fri 11/3, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. Sat 11/4, 10 PM, Kingsbury Manx, Bosco & Jorge, Diane Izzo. Sun 11/5, 8 PM, Grey Eye Glances. 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, DJ Madrid. Tuesdays, Diz. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Thursdays, DJ Bjak & the Soul Foundation Crew. 773-278-7797.

SLUGGERS 3540 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/3, Shades of Grey. 773-472-9696.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 10/27, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 10/28, Kenny Hawkes, Sativa. Sundays, DJ Louie Santuro. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Fri 11/3, Ra Soul, Darrell Woodson. Sat 11/4, Mike Steele, Common Factor. 773-549-4140.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thu 11/2, 3:30 PM, Airtight (no cover). 312-441-9334.

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 10/28, 8 PM, Tossers, Gels. Mondays, 7:30 PM, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Tue 10/31, 8 PM, Halloween concert with Staid of Mind, Tub Ring, Nil8, Hot Stove Jimmy. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 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. Sat 10/28, masquerade ball with DJ Mood & others. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Tue 10/31, Pacifics, Precyse. Thu 11/2, Monoroyal. Fri 11/3, Throrem, Carlos Souffront, W. Vanloo, K. Meier. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb. Sundays, Maryjane, AM/PM & Cache 22. Mondays, Urban Guerrilla Consortium. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Maryjane & Verb. Wednesdays, DJ Stallion Luv. Thursdays, Mr. Egg Germ. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Lego, Mazi, Frique. Saturdays, John Curley, Marc Buxton, Jernell Geronimo. Mondays, DJ Dan. Wednesdays, DJs spin soul. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/27, Halloween party with Pinheads (Ramones tribute concert). Sat 10/28, Halloween party with URT, WHT, Loophole. 773-472-6900.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 10/27, Gene Farris, DJ Mazi, DJs Frique, Lego & Mark Buxton. 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: Fri 10/27, 8 PM, John Hermanson, Carey Ott. Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Mark Sheehy, Julie Frost, Ellen Rosner. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/27, Spaceheads & Baseheads, DJ Jordan. Sat 10/28, Halloween party. Fri 11/3, Ectomorph. 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. Thu 10/26, 7:30-10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 10 PM-1 AM, Pete Special Band. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Ali-baba & the Thieves. 773-871-7799.

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: Sundays, 10 PM-4 AM, "Soul Casa" with DJs Paul Johnson, Glenn Underground, Vic Lavendar (Sun 10/29 with guest Ismael Hammond Mel, Sun 11/5 with Three Degrees); in the VIP Room, DJs Subzero, Phonic Bombers, Delphi, Justin Reed. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/27, R-Gang. Fri 11/3, Generations. Sat 11/4, Deja Vu. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/27, Bumpus, Sweet Sweet Candy. Tuesdays, Hello Dave. Thursdays, Marty Lloyd Band. Sat 11/4, Mr. Blotto. 773-929-1300.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Sat 10/28, 9:30 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates, Braun. 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 10/27, Swamp. Sat 10/28, Flex Crew, Melaku. Sun 10/29, Gizzae. Mon 10/30, RSM. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, DJ Slacky J. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 11/2 with Shelly Miller and Jim Pickett). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/27, Stir Fried. 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. Fri 10/27, DJ Disciple. 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 CARTER & TRACY GRAMMER Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

HARMONIA Free eastern-European folk music concert. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-573-1233 or 312-744-6630.

PRISCILLA HERDMAN Sat 11/4, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

KRISTIN LEMS performs in celebration of the college's annual Women's Day. Fri 10/27, 1 PM, Mainstage, Performing Arts Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1842.

KRISTIN LEMS WITH CAROL LEMS-DWORKIN Free in-store performance. Sun 11/5, 7 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

LEONARDO in a free concert. Fri 11/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MICHAEL MILES performs in a program entitled "How Africa Met Ireland in American Song" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/5, noon, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-663-0339.

NASHVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND, LYNN MORRIS BAND Sat 10/28, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

REBECCA'S STATUE, SON SEALS, FAREED HAQUE, COVERED IN HONEY, KAT PARSONS See Spot Check; benefit for the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Fri 10/27, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SARAH RIDGE Free performance. Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

JOHN ROSSBACH Guitar and mandolin. Sat 10/28, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

ROSALIE SORRELS Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood. 773-779-7059.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Fri 10/27, Larry Nugent, Tom Creegan. Sat 10/28 and Sun 10/29, Tim Gleason & Mike Cronin. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 11/3, Kornog. 773-478-4408.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tue 10/31, 9:30 PM, Halloween concert with the "Boo-Grass" 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.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Music at 7 PM. Sat 11/4, Leonardo. 708-524-2899

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

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 10/28, Mail Order Husbands. 773-239-8990.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Sat 10/28, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Halloween costume party with Ground Speed, Puerto Muerto. Sun 10/29, 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. Fri 10/27, Maud's Gone. Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Halloween costume party with DJ Dermo Finglas (no cover). Sundays, 4-7 PM, traditional Irish session; 9 PM-2 AM, Gareth Woods (no cover). Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-583-3066.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 11/1, DJ Nan spins country music. 773-472-2771.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Sun 10/29, 5 PM, Joey Edwin. Mon 10/30, 9 PM, Morgan. Tue 10/31, 9 PM, the Ride. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/27, Napper Tandy. Sat 10/28, Fast Eddie. Fri 11/3, Burren Ceili Band performs for a "Ceili Mor" traditional Irish social dance. Sat 11/4, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, Claudia Schmidt. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/28, Carolyn Thomas Davidoff & Gary Davidoff. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 10/27, Ellis Paul. Sat 11/4, Kraig Kenning. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 10/30, Dwain Story, Mythic Figs. 773-489-5471.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/27, Kevin So, Eric Schwartz. Sat 10/28, 10:30 PM, Adam Ezra. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 10/29, 9 PM, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts. 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.

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 10/30, 9 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Sun 10/29, 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 10/28, Cactus Comets. Sat 11/4, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/28, Eric Schwartz, Donna Adler. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thu 11/2, Bob Collum. Fri 11/3, Al Day. Sat 11/4, Kathleen Doherty. 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 11/4, 9 PM, Dooleys. 630-428-4274.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 11/4, 7:30 PM, Steve Forbert. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 10/27, Atwater-Donnelly. Fri 11/3, Clearwater Connection. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Mark Sheehy, Julie Frost, Ellen Rosner. 773-929-3680.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Fri 10/27, 3 PM, Larry Von Arb Band. Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT & Mayo. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

DC BELLAMY See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 10/28, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

CHRIS DUARTE Free in-store performance and signing. Fri 10/27, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

BENJAMIN MATTHEWS, ROBERT SIMS & WILLIAM WARFIELD perform spirituals as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Thu 11/2, 7:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-663-0339.

ONE IN THE SPIRIT MULTICULTURAL GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT under the direction of Dr. Keith Hampton. Sun 11/5, 6 PM, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake, Oak Park. 312-326-0070.

KEITH SCOTT Free concert. Wed 11/1, 11:30 AM (followed by a free guitar workshop), foyer, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2712.

KEVIN SO opens for the Scott Stevenson Jazz Quartet. Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ALIBI LOUNGE 201 S. 25th Ave., Bellwood: Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Mary Lane & Her Blues Revue, Jeffrey Labon & the No Static Blues Band with Lynn Lane, Bobby Reynold, Lucky Price, Foxy Lady, Mary Murphy & others. 708-547-0879.

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

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 10/28, Carl Davis Band. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, blues jam with A.C. Reed. 847-776-9850.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Thu 11/2, 11 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/31, Lindsey Alexander Blues Band with Zora Young. Wed 11/1, Grana' Louise Blues Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sun 11/5, "Mojo Mamas" party featuring Willie Kent & the Gents with Grana' Louise, Zora Young, Gloria Shannon, and Big Time Sarah. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Sunday, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/31, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, Johnny B. Moore Band. Sun 11/5, "Mojo Mamas" party featuring Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson, Mary Lane, and 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 10/27, Junior Watson. Sat 10/28, Kinsey Report. Sun 10/29, Jimmy Burns. Mon 10/30, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/31, Chico Banks. Wed 11/1, Liz Mandville Greeson. Thu 11/2, Melvin Taylor. Fri 11/3, Big Jack Johnson & the Otters. Sat 11/4, Carlos Johnson. 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. Fri 10/27, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Fri 11/3, Joe Kelly. 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: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, "Smokin' Goose Blues Experience" with the Rock Bottom Blues Band. 630-355-7622.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/27, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Chris Duarte, Brother John. Sat 10/28, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Bernard Allison, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 10/29, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang (see Critic's Choice). Mon 10/30, jam hosted by the Buzz. 312-427-0333.

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 630-778-6350.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mondays, DJ Steve. Wednesdays, DJ Brian. 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 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Grady Freeman & the Seventh Son. Mon 10/30 and Thu 11/2, 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 10/27, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Sat 10/28, Anthony Gomes. 630-513-0074.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Masheen Company with Chick Rodgers. 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 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Joanna Connor. Thu 11/2 through Sat 11/4, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-520-4800.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 630-325-0780.

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.

DUKE'S GRILL 476 Liberty, Wauconda: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-526-0002.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 10/27, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 10/28, Junior Watson. Sun 10/29, 11 AM, brunch with Eric Noden; 9 PM, Dave Weld Duo. Mon 10/30, Roy Hytower. Tue 10/31, Charlie Love. Wed 11/1, Johnny Marshall. Thu 11/2, Matthew Skoller. Fri 11/3, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam. Sat 11/4, Toni Lynn Washington. Sun 11/5, 11 AM, Nick Moss; 9 PM, Dave Weld. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/27, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Thu 11/2, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/4, Eric Noden. 630-393-1247.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Fri 11/3, Milt Trenier. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Sat 11/4, Lil' Malcolm & the House Rockers. 630-416-4898.

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

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Sat 11/4, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-767-4838.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 10/28, 9:30 PM, Biscuit & the Mix. Tue 11/31, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Mike Wheeler (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 11/4, 9:30 PM, Maurice John Vaughn. 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 10/27, Eddie Burke. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Koko Taylor, Wayne Baker Brooks (on the main stage). Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tue 10/31, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Wed 11/1, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang (see Critic's Choice). Thu 11/2, 9:30 PM, James Michael. 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 10/27 and Sat 10/28, 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 11/3, Jerry Knight & the Blues Flash. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 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 11/2, Phil Guy, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 11/2, Shirley Johnson. Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, Nellie Travis. 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 10/28, Calvin Harrington. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/4, Blues Fever. 708-388-6755.

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 10/27, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/27, Pete Special Band. 773-871-3757.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/28, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 10/27, Jay Stulo. Sat 10/28, Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors. Wed 11/1, Roy Hytower. Fri 11/3, Savoy Brown. Sat 11/4, Rockin' Johnny Band. 815-477-0340.

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

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 10/27 and Sat 10/28, DC Bellamy (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/3, Howard & the White Boys. 708-526-7174.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/27, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 10/28, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

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.

VISTA ON THE PARK 4343 N. Clarendon: Music on the third floor. Sat 11/4, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 773-296-4999.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-264-2739.

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

WHATEVER IV 3101 S. Central: Sat 11/4, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). 708-863-4224.

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

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Sat 10/28, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

BOPOLOGY Fri 11/3, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

RAY CHARLES ORCHESTRA Free concert. Sun 10/29, 6:30 PM, Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand, Deer Park. 847-726-0655.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEATURING KENNY BURRELL Sun 10/29, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLES, VIKING MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, WAUKEGAN HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE with trombonist Tom Darling; free admission. Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

KATHERINE DAVIS QUARTET Free concert. Tue 10/31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Paul Ballin, director. Thu 11/2, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

MIKE FERRO Free in-store performance. Sat 10/28, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

EDGAR GABRIEL & GREG LAWRENCE Fri 11/3, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

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

HINDA HOFFMAN Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 11/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

AL JARREAU Sun 11/5, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JAZZ SPECTRUM perform at the College of Lake County Foundation's 2000 scholarship dinner-dance, which includes performance by College of Lake County students of music, theater, and dance. Sat 10/28, 5:30 PM, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2400.

MARCUS JEFFERSON TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 11/4, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

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

JEFF LASKY GROUP Free in-store performance. Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET See Critic's Choice. Wed 11/1, 7 and 9:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LAURIE LEE MOSES, REACHAROUND perform as part of Mondo Exhibito multimedia arts festival. Wed 11/1, 7 PM, Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western. 773-296-6024, 773-404-6207, or 312-640-1341.

SOUND & FURY Swing concert and dance. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

SCOTT STEVENSON JAZZ QUARTET, KEVIN SO Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

SUE--OS Fri 10/27, 8:30 PM, and Sat 10/28 and Sun 10/29, 12:30, 3:30, and 8:30 PM, Willow Creek Church, 67 E. Algonquin, South Barrington. 847-765-5000.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21ST CENTURY REVIEW Benefit for Community Youth Creative Learning Experience. Sun 10/29, 6 PM, Leslie Hall, Cornerstone Community Center, 1111 N. Wells. 312-573-8920.

jazz

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sat 11/4, Rhythm Rockets. 773-478-4408.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/27, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/28, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Dick Reynold's Chizil with Jobell. 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 11/1, 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Thu 11/2, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Sat 11/4, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Kelly Brand Nextet. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Latin/jazz jam session hosted by Crosswind. 773-734-0491.

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 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Bobby Lewis. Sun 10/29, Dee Alexander. Wed 11/1 through Sun 11/5, Detour. 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 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 11/1, 8 PM, Baglione/Gessner Duo. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesdays, 8 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.

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. Fri 11/3, 5:30 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet. 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. 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.

COFFEE CHICAGO 5256 N. Broadway: Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Kevin Pike (no cover). 773-784-1305.

CORBIN'S 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Matt Ross Quartet. Mondays, Jon Menges Quartet. 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. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Kevin Chandler Band. 312-341-9787.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Wed 11/1, Davey Williams & John Corbett. 773-276-3600.

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

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, 7 PM, Crosswind. 312-326-2300.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 10/28, pianist Pat Brady. Fri 11/3, pianist Larry Kenzal. Sat 11/4, Trio Du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 10/27, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 11/4, pianist Pat Brady. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 10/31, 7:30 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Sun 11/5, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Denise Tomasello. Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Frank D'Rone. 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. Wed 11/1, Bongohead. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 10/27, 9:30 PM, Detour with Phil Seed. Sun 10/29, 8 PM, Bob Dogan/Ron Dewar Quartet (no cover). Mon 10/30, 8 PM, Cecile Savage Trio (no cover). Wed 11/1, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Thu 11/2, 9 PM, Bob Perna & Persistence. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 10/27, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Michael Rabinowitz with the Willie Pickens Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Michael Rabinowitz with the Willie Pickens Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/29, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mon 10/30, 9 PM, Kelly Brand Trio with Suzanne Palmer & Louis Stockwell. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 11/1, 9 PM, Howard Levy Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, John Moulder Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM (no cover). Fri 10/27, Dick Mattick Swing Quintet. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jam session hosted by Fareed Haque (no cover). 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 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 10/27 and Sat 10/28, 5-9 PM, Calvin "Koco" Brunson. 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 10/27 through Sun 10/29, Sonny Fortune Quartet. Tue 10/31 through Sun 11/5, Cyrus Chestnut Trio. 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: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, Mike Ferro. 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. Sat 10/28, 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. Fridays and Saturdays, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Mon 10/30, JoAnn Daugherty & Tadao Shigematsu. Tue 10/31, Marie Alexandre. Wed 11/1, Two for Brazil. Thu 11/2, 7 PM, Dan Cray Duo; 10 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 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 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Mueller Group. Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, Dan Farris Quartet. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 10/27, 9 PM, Toni Moore Trio. Wed 11/1, 7:30 PM, Mark Colby Trio. Thu 11/2, 7:30 PM, John Campbell. Fri 11/3, 9 PM, Mitch Paliga Trio. Sat 11/4, Ron Perillo Trio. 630-446-4001.

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: Sun 10/29, 7 PM, Jacopo Andreini & His Orchestra, Laurie Lee Moses. Sun 11/5, 7 PM, Stephanie Pedretti, Matthew Ross Davis. 773-743-3355.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, Tuey Connell Quartet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Sat 11/4, Willie Pickens Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Chicago Rose. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Erickson Trio. Wednesdays, 8 PM, John Barclay Trio. Thursdays, 8 PM, Nova Bossa. 708-848-4250.

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

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/27, Corky McClerkin Trio. Sat 10/28, Phil Kidder. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. Sat 11/4, Heavy Hitters. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 10/27, 6:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Ryan Schultz Quartet. Sat 10/28, "Trick or Toast Howleen" celebration with the Franz Jackson Quartet. Sun 10/29, Sam Burckhardt Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 10/31, Juli Wood Trio. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 11/2, Jackie Allen Trio. Fri 11/3, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quartet. Sat 11/4, Von Freeman Quartet. Sun 11/5, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/27, Rankinfyle. Sat 10/28, Ken Chaney Trio, Ken Saydak Trio. Tue 10/31, Horror Business. Wed 11/1, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Fri 11/3, Sam Burckhardt Trio. Sat 11/4, Tim Tobias Trio, Carl Davis Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 10/29, Ron Mills & Kate Rafferty. Sun 11/5, Maureen Christine 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.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/28, 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. 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 10/28, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Wed 11/1, Rob Denty Trio. Thu 11/2, Mark O'Connor Trio. Sat 11/4, Juli Wood 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 10/31, Kevin Kizer Trio. Wed 11/1, 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 (no cover). 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. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/27, Jim Ryan with Tatsu Aoki & Zaid. Sat 10/28, Vizitors. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 11/2, Bill Perry & Healing Force. Fri 11/3, Zettl. Sat 11/4, Hamid Drake Quartet. 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. Fri 10/27, 7 PM, Eric Lugosch. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Fri 11/3, 9 PM, Buddy Charles. 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. Sundays, 4-6 PM, vocalist Gina McLaughlin; 8 PM, open mike. 773-907-3500.

international

concerts

GARMARNA Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GRUPO CHA CHA "American Friday Nights" concert and exhibition viewing. Fri 10/27, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

HARMONIA Free eastern European folk music concert. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-573-1233 or 312-744-6630.

USTAD MAZHAR HUSSAIN & GULSHUN SHIRAZI BOWIE with Ustad Mumtaz Hussain (tabla). Sindhi sufi concert and tribute to Bhagat Kanwar Ram. Sat 11/4, 7 PM, Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th. 773-702-9853.

KONOJEL JUNAM Mayan marimba music ensemble performs as part of the "Voices of the Americas" cultural series (benefit for Inspiration Cafe, Casa Guatemala, and the Momostenango Health Clinic). Fri 11/3, 7 PM, Inspiration Cafe, 4554 N. Broadway. 773-334-9101.

MALDITA VECINDAD, LA BARRANCA, SANTA SABINA, PANTEON ROCOCO, PLANETA DE CRISTAL Fri 11/3, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

MALUKOSAMBA performs at a Halloween party. Sat 10/28, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

OUMOU SANGARE & HABIB KOITE, BAMADA "Voices of Mali" concert. Sun 11/5, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SHANTA performs "Stories and Songs of African People" as part of the Children's Humanities Festival. Sun 11/5, noon, Ogden Elementary School, 24 W. Walton. 312-661-1028, ext. 32.

BETTY XIANG & WEI YANG Traditional Chinese music concert. Sun 10/29, 2 PM, Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

CHEN ZIMBALISTA Israeli percussionist performs with tap dancer and percussionist Zahi Patish and pianist Nadav Rubenstein. Thu 11/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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 11/2, 9 PM, Orquesta Arabu, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 10/31, 9 PM, salsa music with Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 11/1, 8 PM, Orquesta Latira. Thu 11/2, 8 PM, flamenco dance concert with La Mora. Fri 11/3, 10 PM, Grupo Bahia, Swing Caribeño. 312-362-9707.

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. 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 Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJ Red Lox. 773-227-2277.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 10/27, 9 PM, "Noche Latina" music and poetry showcase. 773-743-3355.

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.

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

AMELIA PIANO TRIO (Bach, Ravel, Mendelssohn). Sun 11/5, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert. Sat 10/28, 7 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in a program of opera excerpts. Wed 11/1, 6 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3510.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO Robert Finster conducts music of Arthur C. Becker. Benefit for church organ restoration. Sun 11/5, 2 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 773-327-1113.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Fri 11/3, 8 PM, and Sun 11/5, 3 PM, Goodfellow Hall, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4741.

CANTORES IN ECCLESIA liturgical choir. Mon 10/30, 7:30 PM (Byrd, Bruckner, Casals, Durufle, Faure, Howells, Palestrina, Parsons, Rachmaninoff, Victoria, Vergin, Wesley), Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. Wed 11/1, 7:30 PM (religious service: Victoria and others), St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter. Thu 11/2, 7:30 PM (religious service: Howells and others), St. Wenceslaus Church, 3400 N. Monticello. Sat 11/4, 5 PM (religious service: Byrd and others), St. Mary of the Angels Church, 1850 N. Hermitage. Sun 11/5, 9:30 AM (religious service), Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash. 773-989-5913.

CHICAGO CAMERATA in a program of 17th-century English music (Purcell, Young, Lawes, Wilson, Butler, and others). Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Community Church of Wilmette, 1020 Forest, Wilmette. 773-275-4421.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Bart Bradfield conducts an a cappella program (Bach, Barber, Distler, Hoiby, Schumann, Gregorian chant, and others). Sat 10/28, 8 PM, St. Luke's Church, 528 Lathrop, River Forest. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 773-549-7751.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover conducts Monteverdi's Orfeo. Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8420 or 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 10/27 and Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Pierre Boulez conducts Bruckner's Symphony no. 5. Thu 11/2, 8 PM, Fri 11/3, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists (Stravinsky, Janacek). See Critic's Choice. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHOIR OF LAKE COUNTY AND COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY SINGERS in a free concert. Sun 10/29, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Scott Arkenberg, conductor (Bach, Kuhnau). Sun 10/29, 3:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-935-3800.

LIZA CHUNG piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Falla). Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Pierre Boulez conducts Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin Suite. Free admission; tickets required. Mon 10/30, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 10/28, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Richard Fischer and David Zyer conduct a free concert (Ticheli, Vaughan Williams). Fri 11/3, 8 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3070.

DALY AND GALYON duo pianists, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Corigliano, Schubert, Riegger). Free admission. Wed 11/1, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY GUITAR WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Rodrigo, Brouwer, and others). Sun 11/5, 5 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Robert Kaminskas conducts Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Fri 10/27 and Sun 10/29, 2 PM, Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

DAVID FINCKEL AND WU HAN cello and piano (Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Thomas, Rachmaninoff). Fri 11/3, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR AND SOLOISTS perform in a religious service (Verdi, Brahms, Faure, Rutter, Webber). Free admission. Sun 11/5, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FLUTES FANTASTIQUE in a program of American music (McMichael, Berlin, Foster, Chapman, Schocker, Bernstein, Cohan). Fri 11/3, 3 PM, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods, Lincolnshire. 800-880-2141.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 10/27, 12:10 PM, organist Paul Ayres. Fri 11/3, 12:10 PM, violinist Dorothy Shaw-Hall. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FULCRUM POINT in a program of "fright-inspired music" (Gruber, Woolf, and others). Sat 10/28, 2 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 773-722-5463.

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

PHILIP GLASS AND THE KRONOS QUARTET perform Glass's 1999 score for the 1931 film Dracula. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-902-1500 or 312-443-1130.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour, violinist Blair Milton, and harpsichordist Maggie Cole (Bach, Mozart, Haydn). Free admission. Sun 11/5, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES Anne Heider conducts an a cappella program (Rossi, Titov, Monteverdi, Bach). Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 312-461-0723.

HORIZON BRASS QUINTET (Holst, Ives, Ewald, Bernstein). Sun 11/5, 4 PM, First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, 600 Ninth Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-3010.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/3, 8 PM, guitarist Christopher Laughlin (Tarrega, Sor, Mendelssohn, Dyens, Bellinati, Rodrigo, and others). 312-362-9707.

IN THE PENAL COLONY Court Theatre performs Philip Glass's opera. Wed 11/1 and Thu 11/2, 7:30 PM, Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, 8 PM, and Sun 11/5, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Court Theatre, University of Chicago, 5535 S. Ellis. 773-753-4472.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with violinist Hannah Barton and cellist Sarah Barton in an all-Brahms program. Sun 10/29, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

LAKESIDE FLUTES in a free performance. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

SUNNY JOY LANGTON soprano, with pianist John Goodwin in a free recital (Bellini, Rodrigo, Wolf, Faure, Kern, Kritz). Sun 11/5, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 708-256-5025.

THOMAS LILEY saxophone, with pianist Nancy Liley (Boutry, Husa, Heiden, Cimarosa, Feld, Gershwin). Thu 11/2, 12:15 PM, Music Instruction Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6568.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons and Albert Igolnikov conduct a free concert (Tchaikovsky, Levinson). Sun 11/5, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-674-0039.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Copland, Schumann). Sun 11/5, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Vladimir Galouzine, soprano Katarina Dalayman, and baritone Bo Skovhus (Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades). Sat 10/28, Tue 10/31, and Fri 11/3, 7:30 PM, David Stahl, conductor, with soprano Alicia Berneche and tenor Jerry Hadley (Harbison, The Great Gatsby). Sun 10/29 and Wed 11/1, 2 PM, and Sat 11/4, 7:30 PM, Fabio Luisi, conductor, with baritone Alexandru Agache, soprano Andrea Rost, and tenor Ramon Vargas (Verdi, Rigoletto). 312-332-2244.

AGUSTIN MARURI guitar, with cellist Michael Kevin Jones in a free concert (Gnatalli, Nin, Falla, Marchelia). Fri 10/27, 6 PM, Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan. 312-335-1996.

MEDITERRANEO TRIO (Beethoven, Ravel, Schubert). Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS Lee Kesselman conducts a program of American music (Thompson, Barber, traditional, and others). Sun 11/5, 4 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with violinist Michele Lekas (Mahler, Mendelssohn). Fri 11/3 and Sat 11/4, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT (Biber, Stradella, Buxtehude, Schenck, Corelli). Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 11/5, 7 PM, flutists Stephanie Pedretti and Cathy Comrie with pianist Scott Dankert (Musgrave, Saunders, Ran, Petersen, Dick, Sollberger). 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA Tom Zelle, conductor (Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Peaslee). Fri 11/3, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5631.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with vocal soloists in a program of opera excerpts (Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, Rimsky-Korsakov, Offenbach, Weinberger, Flotow, Thomas, and others). Sun 10/29, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE, SINGERS, CHORUS, AND WOMEN'S CHORUS, ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR, AND PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA MEN'S CHORUS Sat 11/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND ALUMNI perform excerpts from opera and musical theater (Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Rossini, Bernstein, Gershwin, Sondheim). Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND John Lynch, conductor. Fri 11/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND (Copland, Husa, Bach, Hunsberger). Fri 10/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND SYMPHONIC CHOIR Victor Yampolsky and Robert A. Harris, conductors (Beethoven, Larsen). Sat 10/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Victor Hildner conducts a Christmas concert (Sweelinck, Thomas, Fraser, traditional). Sun 11/5, 4 PM, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-383-4742.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET (Dvorak, Carter, Beethoven). Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

STEPHANIE PEDRETTI flute, with flutist Cathy Comrie and pianist Scott Dankert in a free new-music concert (Musgrave, Saunders, Ran, Petersen, Dick, Sollberger). Sun 10/29, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-274-5709.

PHILHARMONIA OF THE NATIONS Justus Frantz, conductor (Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev). Wed 11/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Beethoven, Britten, Draganski, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sun 11/5, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

MIKHAIL PLETNEV piano (Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, Chopin). Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 10/28, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GEORGE RADOSAVLJEVIC piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt). Sun 10/29, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Nicholas McGegan, conductor, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson (Beethoven, Rameau, Schubert). Sat 10/28, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Myron McReynolds conducts an all-Copland program. Sun 10/29, 3 PM, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky). Sun 10/29, 3:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 708-239-4827.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR performs an a cappella program for the University of Chicago Humanities Open House; no registration required for this free concert. Sat 10/28, 9:30 AM, Bond Chapel, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-4847.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MUSIC STUDENTS and others in a free "Piano Showcase Concert." Thu 11/2, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts the annual Halloween concert (Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Wagner, Liszt, J. Strauss). Sat 10/28, 7 and 9 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free recital (Szymanowski, Mozart, Chopin, and others). Sun 11/5, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

VALLEY CIVIC ORCHESTRA Ernest Gross, conductor, with the Lutheran Choir of Chicago (Vivaldi, Delius). Fri 11/3, 8 PM, Visual and Performing

Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

CHARLES VERNON bass trombone, with pianist Greg Otten in a free recital (Stevens, De Frumerie, Ewazen, Pugh). Mon 10/30, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

VILNIUS QUARTET in a free program of contemporary Lithuanian composers (Ciurlionis and others). Wed 11/1, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-8074. Sun 11/5, 7 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

DEBORAH VOIGT soprano (Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Wolf, Berg, R. Strauss). Sun 11/5, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WALLER AND MAXWELL GUITAR DUO in a free recital (Mertz, Giuliani, Rodrigo, Granados, Falla). Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David Crane, conductor (Copland, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens). Sun 10/29, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR, MEN'S GLEE CLUB, AND WOMEN'S CHORALE in a family concert. Sat 11/4, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

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BROWN WHORNET Eight-piece band accompanies F.W. Murnau's film Nosferatu. Sun 10/29, 5 and 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GRAND CENTRAL STATION 5726 W. Grand: Sat 10/28, 10 PM, "Smokin' Goose with Becky: A Halloween Show." 773-637-6376 or 708-452-5630.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 10/29, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with the Weird Sisters. 773-878-5552.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 11/5, 4 PM, "Kidacopia" with Tallulah, Leroy Bach & friends, Julie Frost. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Funkadesi performs at the "Dancin' With the Grass" gala for the Crossroads Fund (preceded by dinner at 6 PM; call 773-227-7676 for more information). 312-362-9707.

LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX Metal percussion concert. Fri 10/27, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MAKING MUSIC, BRIDGING LIVES members of the MERIT Music Program perform as part of the Children's Humanities Festival. Sat 11/4, noon, Ogden Elementary School, 24 W. Walton. 312-661-1028, ext. 32.

NOAH'S ARK 1704 W. 69th: Sat 11/4, 4 PM, "Gospel Poetry" open mike hosted by the Christian Poet Society. 708-865-7981.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 10/28, 1 PM, children's concert with Justin Roberts. 773-525-2508.

SHANTA performs "Stories and Songs of African People" as part of the Children's Humanities Festival. Sun 11/5, noon, Ogden Elementary School, 24 W. Walton. 312-661-1028, ext. 32.

CHEN ZIMBALISTA Israeli percussionist performs with tap dancer and percussionist Zahi Patish and pianist Nadav Rubenstein. Thu 11/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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