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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

BIG WU, RAY'S MUSIC EXCHANGE See Spot Check. Sat 11/18, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BoDEANS, WILLIE NILE Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BON JOVI, LESS THAN JAKE Sold out. Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

CATH CARROLL Free in-store performances. Sat 11/18, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

GEORGE CLINTON WITH PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ANI DiFRANCO, DRUMS & TUBA Sold out. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN DIGWEED, DJs WALSH & SOMMER Sat 11/25, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DOUGH! Free in-store performance. Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

FANCHON STINGER Free in-store performance. Sat 11/18, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JUAN GABRIEL & ANA GABRIEL, NYDIA ROJAS Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 312-559-1212.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

NINA GORDON, PALOALTO Fri 11/24, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MADISON GREENE, ALATHEA, DORAN STAMBAUGH Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Cornerstone Community Center, 2942 N. Western. 773-989-2087.

SAMMY HAGAR & THE WABORITAS Sat 11/18 (sold out) and Sun 11/19, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 8 PM, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE HOLLISTER Free in-store performance. Tue 11/21, 4 PM, George's Music Room, 3915 W. Roosevelt. 312-762-8910.

HUNGRYS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/25, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

GEORGE JONES Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

LISA KANE Free in-store performance. Sat 11/25, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

PATTY LARKIN, DAVID WILCOX Sun 11/19, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LESS THAN JAKE, CADILLAC BLINDSIDE Tue 11/21, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

RICHARD MARX Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS "American Friday Nights" concert and exhibition viewing. Fri 11/24, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Benefits DuPage Masonic Charities. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, the Barn, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

MUSIC 4 THE MASSES Electronic music concert with Junior Sanchez, Oliver Ho, Ben Sims, Ming & FS, Glenn Underground, Walsh & Sommer, DJ Funk, Mark Almaria & Paul Anthony, Submerge & Mumtaz, Slater Hogan, Kevin Cunningham, DJ Web & Jes One. Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-509-5050.

THE NEED Free in-store performance. Sun 11/19, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

O'JAYS, GERALD LEVERT, DELLS Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PANTERA, KITTIE, MORBID ANGEL Tue 11/21, 6:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

ELLEN ROSNER Free in-store performance. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

PAUL SIMON Sold out. Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-559-1212.

F.M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

WILCO Wed 11/22, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

WARREN ZEVON, JILL SOBULE Wed 11/22, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Michael McDermott, Chris Connelly. Wed 11/22, American English. Fri 11/24, Tossers, Andrew Bird & Nora O'Connor. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

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. 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 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. Fri 11/17, "Tense Shift" with DJs Dave Kullgren, Pat Foosheen & Josh Werner. Saturdays, DJ Maurice. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 11/24, Killing Cupid. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 11/17, the Good, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade, 56 Hope Road. Sat 11/18, Crypt Keeper 5, Psycho Chargers, 3-D Invisibles, Fester on Acid. Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Crambo, Todd Leiter-Weintraub, Bill Anderson. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, Hurricane Gumbo. Wed 11/22, Real Kids, Quasimodo, Silencers. Fri 11/24, Waco Brothers, Puerto Muerto. Sat 11/25, Braam, Wotan, Bad Forum, Bamboo Grove. 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 Melgave. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Sweater Girl, Janus, Walking Man. Sat 11/18, Beloved Ringers, Trading Brains, Anything But Weasel, Lank Fame. Sun 11/19, All Rectangle Band with Frank Catalano. Fri 11/24, D-Generation, Stickfight. Sat 11/25, Ruck La Rou. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Sat 11/18, Mark Grant, Chad Mitchell, DJ Jes, Uncle Milty. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wed 11/22, Gene Farris, Justin Carlisle. 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." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, DJs spin. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 11/17, Nightride. Sat 11/18, Guilty. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 11/24, Wombat Carnival, Roadside Attraction. Sat 11/25, Hydrostatic Union. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Weed Street Band. Sat 11/18, Groovepushers. Wed 11/22, Trippin' Billies. Fri 11/24, Calico Cats. Sat 11/25, Go Town. 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: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Andre Hatchett & others. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Brian Reaves. 312-202-0502.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 11/17, 10 PM, Sabrosa, Sonnets. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 11/25, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 11/17, midnight, Kristine W. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. 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; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass. 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. Wed 11/22, DJs Norah & Jay. Thu 11/23, DJs Benny & Vee spin Latin rock & ska. Fri 11/24, DJs Joe Garza & Dave Roberts (Roxy Music tribute). 773-489-0379.

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Thu 11/23, 9 PM-3:30 AM, DJs Omar Perez, Do Dat, Andy Lopez, Dynamico, Julius Oliver, Nick Santillan & DJ Mode spin bachata, merengue, salsa, rock en español, house, and hip-hop. 773-489-9600.

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. Wed 11/22, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, "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 11/17, Copper Minds, Dogs Undecided. Sat 11/18, Hungry Hungry Honchos. Sat 11/25, the Tide. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/18, Deja Vu. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Mystic Bill, Chris Gin. Thu 11/23, Nick Warren & Jody Wisternoff, John Curley, Dayhota & Bear Who? Fri 11/24, Darren Pierce. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Umphrey's McGee, the Gruv. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Frank Joseph Zirbel & Mental Insect (in the Upper Deck Room); 10 PM, Afrodisiacs. Wed 11/22, Then Again, Josie. Fri 11/24, Los Bandoleros. Sat 11/25, 10:30 PM, Michaelangelo. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 11/17, Then Again. Sat 11/18, Maggie Speaks. 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 11/17 and Sat 11/18, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Cory Jamison. Fri 11/24, 8 PM, Michael Whelan (holiday concert). Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Jeanne Scherkenbach (holiday concert). 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 11/18, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 11/19, DJ Dixie. Mon 11/20, DJ Darrick spins punk. Tue 11/21, DJs Jason & Craig. Thu 11/23, DJs Mark & Pete. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/17, 10 PM, Chainsaw Kittens, Starlight Mints, Starball. Sat 11/18, 10 PM, Electric Frankenstein, Pistolero, Monster Trux. Sun 11/19, 9 PM, Blonde Redhead (see Spot Check), the Need. Tue 11/21, 9 PM, Ballistic, Pivotman, Punk City. Wed 11/22, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Fri 11/24, 10 PM, Ming, Squatweiler, Mega Super Ultra, Datsons. Sat 11/25, 10 PM, Harmony Riley, High Grass Dogs, Steepwater Band. Sun 11/26, 8 PM, "The Sacrifice" fetish show with DJs, performance art, and Dungeon Master Poochie's Dungeon of Hell (formal or fetish attire required). 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three floors (with drum 'n' bass in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony & Justin. Saturdays and Wed 11/22, DJs Myke T, Kid Craig & Tony. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 11/17, Trippin' Billies. Sat 11/18, Four Story. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/24, Cats Under the Stars. Sat 11/25, Insomnia. 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 11/17, Harmony Riley, Groove Weasel. Sat 11/18, Rubber. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 11/22, Dogs Undecided (in the tent). Thu 11/23, Durty Lounge Lizards (indoors), Mike & Joe (in the tent). Fri 11/24, Radioslave, Jostelen Weed (indoors); Quantum Leap, Peacefreak (in the tent). Sat 11/25, Bottle of Justus, Naughty Boy Jack (indoors); Liquid Soul, Ophur (in the tent). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Fri 11/17, Uniform, Grasshopper, Young Fathers. Sat 11/18, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, A.K.A., Bad Cat, Eddie Mack. Sun 11/19, Sumo, Gayle Ritt. Mon 11/20, Richard Miller, Pinch. Tue 11/21, Fuse, Johny Letcher, Kolbe. Wed 11/22, 9:30 PM, Slugs. Fri 11/24, Mr. Id, Kedvales, Serilian, Chris Blisset & BA. Sat 11/25, Soul Food, Audio ID, Hypnofugue, Team Rock-it. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Alkaline Trio, Hot Water Music (see Spot Check), Sean Na Na. Sat 11/18, Simon Joyner, Lofty Pillars, T.W. Walsh, Matt Marque. Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Toe, Scott Tuma, Sinister Luck Ensemble; 11 PM, "Foam" with Frontier, T. Raumschmiere, Benno Blome. Mon 11/20, Uz Jsme Doma, Drums & Tuba, Blek Ink (see Critic's Choice), Glenn Kotche. Tue 11/21, Kid-606, Blectum From Blechdom, Cex, Gold Chains. Fri 11/24, 90 Day Men, Sterling, We Ragazzi, Milemarker. Sat 11/25, 9 PM, Caustic Resin, L'Altra, Har Mar Superstar, the Race. Sun 11/26, Casino vs. Japan, Pulseprogramming, Extreme Theory, DJs Ken Waagner & Bob. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM, Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22. Tuesdays, DJ Nole. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and funk. Thursdays, DJ Brian Collins. 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 11/17, Randy Amundsen. Fri 11/24, pianist Abi Demirgian. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 11/17, pianist Abi Demirgian. Fri 11/24, Randy Amundsen. 847-718-9272.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Assa spins reggae, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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 11/17, Video Stars. Fri 11/24, Only Sons. Sat 11/25, Matt McBride. 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.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music on weekends in Club Mamalu at 9 PM. Fridays, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-3310.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Christopher Robin. Saturdays, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Rainer Maria, Mike Kinsella, Radio 4, Firebird Band. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Blonde Redhead (see Spot Check), the Need, Emperor Penguin. Sun 11/19, 5 PM, Allister, Benjamins, Split-Habit, Student Rick; 9 PM, Shiner, Pave the Rocket, Notaword. Mon 11/20, 8 PM, Sunshine, Carosi, Rom. Tue 11/21, 6 PM, Buried Alive (see Spot Check), Death Threat, Synnecrosis, Rise Against. Wed 11/22, 6 PM, Eclectics, Hot Stove Jimmy, First Grade Crush, Airbrush. Fri 11/24, 7 PM, Melt-Banana, Robert Johnson & the Browns, Kung Fu Rick, Salvo Beta. Sat 11/25, 6 PM, MU330. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 11/18, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage hosted by Richard Burnett & Ron Lazeretti. Wed 11/22, 9 PM, Waco Brothers. Fri 11/24, 9:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Riptones. Sat 11/25, 10 PM, Rico! 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Wed 11/22, Biff & the Waybacks. Sat 11/25, Maggie Speaks. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, J.P. & the Cats. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG; 10 PM, Soul .45 DJs spin funk and soul. Wed 11/22, 9:30 PM, Divide, Cats & Jammers (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 11/17, Lou Marini & Ron Cooper, Nancy Connelly & Jimbo-Belta. Sat 11/18, Terra. Fri 11/24, Dead Steel Mill, Geezers. Sat 11/25, Tension. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays and Sundays, 9:30 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, "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. Wed 11/22, DJs spin bhangra, Hindi, hip-hop, progressive, trance, and house. 312-587-8469.

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

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Wed 11/22, 10:30 PM, Shades of Grey. 773-767-4838.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/17, Black Beauties, Runarounds, F.I.D. Sat 11/18, Flapjacks, Blue Lit Souls. Wed 11/22, Glen Hansard, Nick Kelly, Gareth Woods, Mark Dignam. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 11/17, 11 PM, Cells, Tigerlilies. Sat 11/18, 10 PM, Dogstar, Starball. Wed 11/22, 10 PM, Woolworthy. 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. Fri 11/24, 10:30 PM, Beauty Shop. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 11/20, 9:30 PM, Edward Hargrove (no cover). 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. Fri 11/17, Generations. Sat 11/18, Stone Jones, Time Beings (no cover). Wed 11/22, Mini Reubens. Fri 11/24, Big Backyard. Sat 11/25, Johnny Socko. 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: Wed 11/22, 8 PM, Orishas (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Radiators, O.A.R. Sat 11/18, 7:30 and 11 PM, "1964: The Tribute" (Beatles tribute concert). Mon 11/20, Gregg Allman & friends, Edwin McCain. Tue 11/21 and Wed 11/22, Poi Dog Pondering. Thu 11/23, 7:30 PM, Poi Dog Pondering; 10:30 PM, Frankie Knuckles. Sat 11/25, 7:30 PM, Vast, Sunna; 11 PM, Cats Under the Stars, Rubygrass. 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.

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 11/17, DJs Uncle Milty, Laura B, Maurice Joshua, Andre Harris & Martin Boogie Man. Sat 11/18, Common Ground, Something for Joey. Sun 11/19, DJ Doo Wop. Wed 11/22, Michaelangelo. Fri 11/24, Mr. Blotto, Weed Street Band. Sat 11/25, Dave & Rae, Remedy. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 11/18, Jim Rickert. Sat 11/25, Two From Four. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/17, O'Doyle Rules. Sat 11/18, Matt & Tim. 773-248-3600.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Dan Darrah; 10 PM, DJ Slick Lick. Sat 11/18, DJ Izzi. 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. Thursdays, DJ Lucky spins hip-hop, funk, trip-hop, and old school. 312-337-4040.

KERRIGAN'S 2 5355 N. Clark: Sat 11/18, 9 PM, Thrillhouse Collective (no cover). 773-784-8700.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Nadas, Anne Harris Band. Sat 11/18, Love Monkeys. Wed 11/22, Underwater People. 773-975-0505.

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

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM; no cover. Fri 11/17, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys, Joe Beatty. Sat 11/18, Anne Harris Band, Sean Cantorna. Sun 11/19, Chicago Beer Affair, Mighty Joe & the Tribe. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Fri 11/24, Mighty Joe & the Tribe. Sat 11/25, Swerve. Sun 11/26, Arthur Lee. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17, National Drag. Wed 11/22, Bad Cat. Thursdays, Cedarcase. Fri 11/24, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Captain Midnight & the Soda Jerks. Sat 11/18, Steepwater Band. Mondays, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Wed 11/22, Mike Dangeroux. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. Fri 11/24, BMC. Sat 11/25, the Bomb, Jeff Pezzati. 708-388-6755.

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

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

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: 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 11/17, Jan James, Van Go. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Michelle Cross, Convulsions, Emperor Jones. Sun 11/19 and Sun 11/26, 9 PM, Juleps (no cover). Wed 11/22, Shakes. Sat 11/25, 9 PM, Plad, I Decline, Soulfix, Echosend. 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 11/18, Fred Everything, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Matty. Tue 11/21, La Makita Soma, DJ Jevon Jackson. Wednesdays, flamenco music with Grupo Kaskara, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJ Red Lox. Sat 11/25, Lego, 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. Sat 11/18, Chicago Rose. Mondays, Peter Oprisko. Tuesdays, Dave Allen. Wednesdays, John Zamojcin. Thu 11/23, Peter Oprisko. Sat 11/25, 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. Fri 11/17, 5 PM, Dave Allen; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. Sat 11/18, 5 PM, Nadine Baxter; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thu 11/23, Dave Allen. Fri 11/24, 5 PM, Chicago Rose; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. Sat 11/25, 5 PM, Dave Allen; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. 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. Tuesdays, Peter Miletic. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. Thu 11/23, Tom Linsk. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/17, 10 PM, Blue Rodeo, Clarks. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, "Eve's Garden of Rock Women's Music Festival" with Cats & Jammers, Supernatural Yes, Pistol Whipped, Gertrude, Wonderdrug (benefits Amnesty International); 10 PM, MVP. Wed 11/22, Fri 11/24, and Sat 11/25, Dark Star Orchestra. 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 11/17, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Marvel Kind, Organic, Brain Rakes, DJ Tommie Sunshine. Sat 11/18, 9 PM, Fastball, John Wesley Harding (see Spot Check), Nash Kato. Wed 11/22, 7 PM, Bebel Gilberto, DJ Heather; 11 PM, DJ Sneak, Roy Davis Jr., Justin Long, Lady D. Fri 11/24, 6:30 PM, Chevelle, Evil Beaver, Hustler, Monkey Paw; 11 PM, Banco de Gaia (DJ set), State of Bengal, TS Soundz. Sat 11/25, 9 PM, Soul Asylum, Iffy. 773-549-0203.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 1645 W. Jackson: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Returnables. 312-850-0208.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & 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 11/17, Silo the Huskie. Sundays, DJs spin goth & industrial. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Kea Lynn. Sat 11/25, Catalyst. 773-764-6401.

NANA'S CAFE 7 W. Kinzie: Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 312-527-0300.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wed 11/22, DJ Carrie Monster, DJ Kangel. Thu 11/23 DJ Dave Roberts. 773-528-2622.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 11/24, 9 PM, Jenny Choi, Blake Chen. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 11/17, DJ Curt Caris. Sat 11/18, DJs Jimmie Paige & Lenny Laino. Wed 11/22, "Unity" with DJ Squeekynutts. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 11/17, 11 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, "Queen of Samba" dance competition; DJ Stallion Luv spins late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tue 11/21, "Spheres of Influence" with Porno & Silicon, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 11/24, 11 PM, Baldwin Brothers. Sat 11/25, 10 PM, Left Undone, Shaking Tree. 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 11/18, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 708-371-0802.

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. 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.

PAPARAZZI 826 W. Blackhawk: No cover. Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Sat 11/18, DJs Luke Finn & Gary. 312-335-0081.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/18, Goodies. Sun 11/19, Brad Bouten. Tuesdays, Shag's Little Thing. Wed 11/22, Land of the El Caminos, System & Station. Fri 11/24, Duvet Gorge, Volta Do Mar. 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. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM; no cover. Fridays, Cedarcase. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs Alo, C-Side, IRON, PasQuale, W01 & others. 773-252-7767.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/18, Toy Band. Sat 11/25, Piehole. 312-243-1246.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17, Moods. Sat 11/18, Baaro. 815-477-0340.

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 11/17, Mighty Joe, Chicago Songwriters' Collective. Sat 11/18, Kapsalis Trio. Wed 11/22, Murph's Band. 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 11/17, Material vs. 3 Degrees. Sat 11/18, Magda vs. Dayhota, Walsh & Sommer, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Tuesdays, Frique, Mel Hammond & Jevon Jackson. Thu 11/23, John BID Simmons & B-Jak. Sat 11/25, Gaetano Parisio, Dave Siska, Justin Corbit, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. 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.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/17, 10:30 PM, Slaid Cleaves Band, Kenny Roby, Scott Miller. Sat 11/18, 7 PM, Syd Straw, Karla Schickele; 10:30 PM, Songs: Ohia (see Spot Check), Clem Snide (see Critic's Choice), Naysayer. Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, "Drum Off 2000" with Liberty Devito (no cover). Tue 11/21, 8 PM, Kasey Chambers, J-200. Wed 11/22, 10 PM, New Duncan Imperials, Big Hello. Fri 11/24, 8 PM, Dolly Varden. Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Asylum Street Spankers; 10:30 PM, J. Davis Trio. Sun 11/26, 8 PM, John Wesley Harding (see Spot Check) & the Radical Gentlemen. 773-525-2508.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Disfunction. Sat 11/18, Janes with Chains. Wed 11/22, Libido Funk Circus. Fri 11/24, Mr. Myers. Sat 11/25, Rubber. 708-526-7174.

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.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Darrell Woodson, Kenny Carvajal. Sat 11/18, Miles Maeda, Majid. Sundays, DJ Louie Santuro. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wed 11/22, Ben Watt, Jay Hannan, Darrell Woodson. Thursdays, DJ V. Fri 11/24, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sun 11/26, Derrick Carter, Mark Grant, Miles Maeda, Ryan Ande, Colette (benefit for World Evolution Project). 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Vader, Dying Fetus, All Out War, Origin, Lord Blasphemer, Disinter. 773-889-0601.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sun 11/19, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Maz. 630-264-9800.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/25, 8 PM-midnight, Frank Lamphere sings music by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

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: Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Chocolate Thunder, Afterglow. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Low Birth Weight, Danger Will Robinson. Mondays, 7:30 PM, spoken word open mike (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Fri 11/24, 8 PM, DJs spin. Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Tom Daley, Not a Word, Seventies. 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. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. Wed 11/22, Signal Intelligence, Lf8tr. Sat 11/25, Giant People. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 11/17, Oh My God, Kevin Lee. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb. Sundays, Maryjane, AM/PM & Cache 22. Mon 11/13, Kentucky Jelly. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Maryjane & Verb. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Scratch & Sniff. Saturdays, Refried Beats with Mass Transit & J-Biz. Wednesdays, DJ Daddy Slacks. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Turner Joy, DeMilos. Sat 11/18, Pinch. Wed 11/22, Bash, Left Setter. 773-472-6900.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Lego, Mike Steele & Frique. Saturdays, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. Wed 11/22, DJ Mark Grant, Jernell Geronimo. Thursdays, DJs Jernell Geronimo & Marc Buxton. Fri 11/24, DJs Derrick Carter & Diz, DJ Lego, DJ Frique. 312-491-9729.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Fri 11/17, "Jeff Buckley tribute concert" with Rose Polenzani, Jeff Vezain, Al Rose, Carey Ott, Summer Chance, Autumn Grieves, Tommi Zender, Cameron McGill, Chris Harrington, Jack Cunningham, Julie Frost, Matt Tiegler, Joe Armstrong, Gracenote, Yvonne Doll, Twang Bang, Jeffrey Altergott, Shara Worden, Randy Diderich, Stephanie Corby, Ivan Klipstein, Glowfriends & others. Wed 11/22, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Jonathan Rundman, Jeff Altergott. Fri 11/24, 8 PM, Lisa Kane, Miga. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Dragon Girls. Sat 11/18, Nurse, Universal Product. Sun 11/19, "Revolver" with DJ Jordan Zawideh & Aubrey Hoermann. Wed 11/22, After Grace. Sat 11/25, Pinheads, Hotlips Messiah. 773-327-2739.

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

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

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

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: Sundays, 10 PM-4 AM, "Soul Casa" with DJs Paul Johnson, Glenn Underground, Vic Lavendar; 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 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Chicago Express. Sat 11/18, Video Stars. Fri 11/24, Rico. Sat 11/25, Smalls. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Quantum Leap. Sat 11/18, Marty Lloyd Band, Freddy Jones Band. Tuesdays, Hello Dave. Fri 11/24, Generations. Sat 11/25, Pinch, Dan Darrah. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/17, Celestial Crumbs. Sat 11/18, Crazy Juice. Fri 11/24, Mashers. Sat 11/25, open stage. 312-943-7815.

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

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/18, Rebecca's Statue. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17, Baaro. Sat 11/18, Flex Crew, Carl Brown & Universal Expressions. Sun 11/19, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, DJ Slacky J. Wed 11/22, Ras Kelly, Indika. Fri 11/24, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, Michael Black. Sat 11/25, Dub Flex, Gizzae. Sun 11/26, Dub Flex. 773-327-4273.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/18, Chuckleheads. 773-271-0401.

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

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

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

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

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

folk & country

concerts

MURIEL ANDERSON WITH RACHEL BARTON & STANLEY JORDAN Benefit for Music for Life Alliance. Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-968-4984.

TOM CONWAY & JOE WADZ Free in-store performance. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CURTIS & LORETTA, BONNIE & TERRY OLDFIELD Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

DECLAN & SIOBHAN perform at an Irish buffet. Sun 11/19 and Sun 11/26, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park. 708-448-6550.

HELLO DALI: FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE SURREAL Folk music revue with Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Beau O'Reilly & Jenny Magnus; directed by Paul Amandes. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, Tue 11/21 through Fri 11/24, 8 PM, Sat 11/25, 5 and 8:30 PM, and Sun 11/26, 3 PM. Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln. 773-871-3000.

ISLA "Celtic music from Nashville." Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE perform "Sea Shanties," a program of songs about the Great Lakes and sailing; free admission. Fri 11/17, 10 AM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

TONY KENNY, MAC & O Christmastime in Ireland concert. Sun 11/19, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MINI DULCIMER FESTIVAL with Stay Tuned String Band, Neal Peck, Danielle DeValesco & Claudio Fucarino, Steve & Sylvia Francois, Nancy Cairns, Jim Simonis, Barbara Milosevich, and Susan Urban. Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

LEE MURDOCK & THE BLUE WATER BAND Annual "Christmas Ship" concert and musical tribute to sailors of the Great Lakes. Sat 11/25, 7 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

OPEN STAGE Fri 11/17, 8:30 PM, Saint Clements Chapel Coffeehouse, 700 W. Deming. 630-963-4758.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performances. Fri 11/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031. Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

SARAH RIDGE Free performance. Sat 11/25, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

KENNY ROGERS Christmas concert. Sun 11/26, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GARNET ROGERS, NANCY WALKER Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

STRANGE FRIENDS Free performance in the cafe. Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 720 Hawthorne Center, Vernon Hills. 847-247-1157.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sat 11/18, Fred & Ed Holstein. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Fri 11/24, Tossers, Andrew Bird & Nora O'Connor. Sat 11/25, Turnstiles & Kolbe. 773-478-4408.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 11/22, 8 PM, Greg Boerner (no cover). 630-406-0008.

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 11/18, 8:30 PM, Nora O'Connor & Andrew Bird, BJ O'Malley. Sun 11/19 and Sun 11/26, 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. 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 11/22, DJ Mike Miller spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sun 11/19, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day. 815-356-9980.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 11/18, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Sun 11/19, 5 PM, and Tue 11/21, 9 PM, Morgan. Sat 11/25, 10 PM, the Ride. Sun 11/26, 5 PM, Joey Edwin. 312-836-0066.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Sundays, 8 PM, North and South. 773-763-0095.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Printers Rogue. Sat 11/18, Velvet Green. Fri 11/24, Kathleen Keane & friends. Sat 11/25, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/17, 8 and 10:30 PM, Maura O'Connell. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/18, James McCandless. Sat 11/25, Eric Lugosch. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 11/17, Garnet Rogers. 219-464-4700.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Wed 11/22, 9:30 PM, Glen Hansard, Nick Kelly, Gareth Woods, Mark Dignam. 773-472-5139.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 11/17, Sullivan Brothers. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Fri 11/24, Peter Brady & Kathleen Keane. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar with live music. Sat 11/25, 10:30 PM, Kevin Leeds, Ruvane Kurlane. 773-465-8005.

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.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/18, Ben Porter & Jim Fine. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 11/25, Tricia Alexander, Alpha Steward Jr. & Bill Camplin. 773-743-3355.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-252-7767.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Peter Mulvey. Sun 11/19, 6 and 8:30 PM, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Groundspeed. Tue 11/21, 8 PM, Kasey Chambers, J-200. 773-525-2508.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 2-5:30 PM, traditional Irish music with John Williams. Wed 11/22, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 847-869-0450.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 11/17, Teflons. Fri 11/24, Andrew Calhoun. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Mark DeNardo, Kat Parsons, Amanda Elliott. Mon 11/20, 9:30 PM, Joe Jencks. Fri 11/24, 8 PM, Lisa Kane, Miga. Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Andrew Calhoun, Kat Hood. Sun 11/26, 7 PM, Julie Frost, Dale Petersohn. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mon 11/20, 8-10 PM, Debi Kujawa. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. 312-266-7761.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Mark Denardo, Alex Dent, John Aselin. Tuesdays, BLT & Mayo. Sat 11/25, 9:30 PM, Shana. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHANCEL CHOIR OF GREATER WALTERS WITH ALBERTINA WALKER Gospel concert in memory of Walter Brown. Sun 11/19, 3:30 PM, Greater Walters A.M.E. Zion Church, 8422 S. Damen. 773-288-6000.

J.W. WILLIAMS & THE CHI-TOWN HUSTLERS WITH KID DYNAMITE & PATRICIA SCOTT Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8289.

CHARLES WILSON BAND "Speakin' of the Blues" performance and discussion. Mon 11/20, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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. Fri 11/17, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin Altar Boys. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, blues jam with A.C. Reed. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, James Wheeler Band with Shirley & Patricia. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/21, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wed 11/22, Lindsey Alexander Band with Grana' Louise. Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 11/21, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 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 11/17, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 11/18, Michael Coleman. Sun 11/19, Lindsey Alexander. Mon 11/20, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/21, King Corey. Wed 11/22, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Thu 11/23, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, Jimmy 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. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 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.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17, 5:30 PM, Stephanie Corby; 9:30 PM, Little Smokey Smothers & Elvin Bishop (see Critic's Choice), Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 11/18, 6:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 10 PM, Bill Perry, Mondos Blues Angels. Sun 11/19, Carl Weathersby. Mon 11/20, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 11/21, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wed 11/22, Shemekia Copeland (see Critic's Choice), the Buzz. Fri 11/24, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Bob Margolin, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates. Sat 11/25, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 10 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Jay Stulo. 312-427-0333.

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 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Mon 11/20, and Thu 11/23, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Fat Time. 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 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Grady Champion. Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, Scott Nev. 847-520-4800.

DATING GAME 8926 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 8 PM, Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers. 773-374-8883.

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

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 11/17, Eddie C. Campbell. Sat 11/18, Jim Liban. Sun 11/19, 11 AM, Diamond Jim Green; 9 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Mon 11/20, John Primer Duo. Tue 11/21, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin Altar Boys. Wed 11/22, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Fri 11/24, Eddie King. Sat 11/25, Bonnie Lee. Sun 11/26, 11 AM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Studebaker John. 312-266-2400.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 11/18, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Sat 11/18, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. Fri 11/24, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 11/25, Phil Guy & the Chicago Blues Machine. 630-416-4898.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 11/18, 9:30 PM, Todd T. Blues Band. Tue 11/21, 8:30 PM, Kingsnakes (no cover). Wed 11/22, 9 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Sat 11/25, 9:30 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/18, 10:30 PM, Hightones. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, and 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 11/17, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Sat 11/18, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 11/19, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 9 PM, Keb' Mo', E.L.K. (on the main stage); 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tue 11/21, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 11/22, Rhythm & Blues Kings. Thu 11/23, Joe Moss Band. Fri 11/24, R.L. Burnside (on the main stage); Joanna Connor (on the Back Porch Stage. Sat 11/25, Joanna Connor. 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.

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 11/17, Recliners. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 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. Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17, Pat Smillie Band. Sat 11/18, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 11/24, Laretha Weathersby, Delores Scott, Zanne Mack. Sat 11/25, Willie Kent & Patricia Scott. 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. Sat 11/18, Calvin "Kal" Harrington. Sun 11/19, Arts Alive open mike. Sat 11/25, Z.Z. Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Captain Midnight. 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 Unbelievable 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 11/17, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band. Fri 11/24, Jeff Zak & the Cold Shot Band. 708-863-2000.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/18, Dave Specter. Sat 11/25, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 11/21, Billy Flynn Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/17, Keith Scott Trio. Sat 11/18, Yoko Noge Trio. Fri 11/24, Ken Saydak Trio. Sat 11/25, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 11/22, John Devlin & Mary Dietel. Fri 11/24, Rhythm City. Sat 11/25, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 815-477-0340.

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

RICO'S 2620 W. North: Sat 11/18, 9:30 PM, Smokin' Goose Blues Experience with Rock Bottom Blues Band. 773-862-3854.

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

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Johnny B. Moore, Detroit Jr. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks. Fri 11/24, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 11/25, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Lindsey Wagner. Sat 11/18, Joanna Connor. Fri 11/24, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 11/25, Bumblebee Bob. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/17 and Mon 11/20, Rockin' Johnny Blues Band. Sat 11/18, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 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.

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

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MURIEL ANDERSON WITH RACHEL BARTON & STANLEY JORDAN Benefit for Music for Life Alliance. Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-968-4984.

BEBOP BRASS! Free concert with Orbert Davis, Maurice Brown, T.S. Galloway, Steve Berry, Ken Chaney, Kenny Anderson, Omar Jefferson, Marlene Rosenberg & Kobie Watkins. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Tuley Park, 90th and S. King Drive. 312-427-1676.

JAAP BLONK, MICHAEL ZERANG & BLAIR THOMAS, GUILLERMO GREGORIO perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

JOHN BURNETT SWING ORCHESTRA WITH BRIENN PERRY & FRIEDA LEE, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 11/19, 4 PM, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

TERRY CALLIER, FAREED HAQUE "Explore the World" concert and benefit for MERIT Music Program. Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-786-9428, ext. 249 or 312-559-1212.

MARGARET CARLSON Free in-store performance. Sun 11/26, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts a program including Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall program, with clarinetist Buddy DeFranco. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-6425.

NICK COLIONNE performs as part of the Kwanzaa Holiday Extravaganza. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-972-7567.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DANNY BARBER under the direction of Tom Tallman performs music by Thad Jones, Charlie Barnet, and Count Basie. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Theatre 2, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JIM COOPER DUO Free concert. Tue 11/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

5 AFTR 5 Free concert. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

JOHNNY GRIFFIN'S BIG SOUL-BAND, RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Free in-store performance. Sun 11/19, 1-4 PM, Gethsemane Garden Center, 5739 N. Clark. 773-878-5915.

SVEN-AKE JOHANSSON & ALEX VON SCHLIPPENBACH See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/25, 7 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

JEREMY JOHNSON TRIO WITH KENNY CARTER Free concert. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan. 312-742-7871.

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

ALVIN LUCIER, NICOLAS COLLINS, NANCY ANDREWS, MARK BOOTH perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

LUCKY 7 Swing concert and dance. Fri 11/24, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

NEW ASIAN FRONT Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BENNY GOLSON under the direction of Ron Carter (benefit for the Geraldine de Haas Scholarship Fund). Sun 11/19, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, JAZZ LAB BAND, AND JAZZ COMBOS Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KEVIN PIKE Free in-store performance. Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Coffee Chicago, 5256 N. Broadway. 773-784-1305.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA Sun 11/19, 1:30 PM, Building K, West Commons, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2700.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE II Free concert. Wed 11/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MATT ROSS & CATHERINE WEELER Free performance. Sat 11/18, 4-6 PM, Seattle's Best Coffee, 1700 N. Wells. 312-649-1620.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Myron McReynolds, director. Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

SPIDER SALOFF Benefit for the Chicago Academy of Arts Tuition Assistance Fund. Fri 11/17, 6 PM, Empire Room, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-421-0202.

SOUND & FURY BAND Fri 11/17, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

PHIL WOODS performs music from Charlie Parker's Bird with Strings in a concert with the Chicago Sinfonietta (see also Classical). Sun 11/19, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/17, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Rob Amster, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/18, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Ty Hanson Ensemble. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 11/22, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Fri 11/24, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/25, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Guy Fricano Sextet. 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: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM nightly. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Danny Lerman. Sun 11/19 through Wed 11/22 and Fri 11/24 through Sun 11/26, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Matt Ross with Catherine Wheeler & Jon Wegge. 773-883-5282.

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. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: 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.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/25, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

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 11/22, Sven-Ake Johansson & Alex Von Schlippenbach (see Critic's Choice), Axel Dörner, Rudi Mahall & Kent Kessler. 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 11/18, Larry Kenzal Trio. Sat 11/25, Trio Du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 11/18, Airborne. Sat 11/25, Pat Brady Duo. 847-718-9272.

EVERGREEN PLAZA 9500 S. Western, Evergreen Park: Thursdays through Saturdays, noon-6 PM, pianist Dave Green. 708-636-2800.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/19, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Sun 11/26, 6 PM, Guy Fricano Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-480-7500.

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

FRENCH QUARTER Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, jazz musicians perform. 312-726-7500.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/17, Lou Marini & Ron Cooper with Nancy Connelly & Jimbo-Belta. Mon 11/20, Brian O'Hern. Wed 11/22, Trio du Jour. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, Kolette Stim's A-Sharp Chicago Band. 773-262-5767.

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.

LINCOLNWOOD RADISSON HOTEL 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, Gina Gibson. 847-677-1234.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 11/18, 9:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 11/19, 8 PM, Tim Green Quartet (no cover). Mon 11/20, 8 PM, Donny DeMarco Trio (no cover). Wed 11/22, 10 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Fri 11/24, 9 PM, Bill Dickens & Mike Manson. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/17, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Ron Vincent/John McNeil Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Ron Vincent/John McNeil Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/19, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Mon 11/20, 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Sextet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 11/22, 9 PM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sat 11/25, Sueños. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jam session hosted by Fareed Haque (no cover). Fri 11/24, 10:30 PM, Healing Force with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Tatsu Aoki & Vincent Davis. 773-465-8005.

HECKY'S JAZZ CLUB 1623 Simpson, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Sun 11/19, 4-7 PM, Front Line with Ari Brown, Billy Brimfield, William Perry, Maurice Brown, Kirk Brown, Harrison Bankhead, and Vincent Davis (benefit for the VFW). Fri 11/24, Kelly Brand Quintet. 847-869-3811.

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. Tue 11/21, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, 9 PM, Baritone Nation. 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.

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 11/17 through Sun 11/19, Big Three Trio with Benny Green, Ray Brown, and Russell Malone. Mon 11/20, 8 PM, tribute to Charlie Parker with Norman Simmons, Larry Gray, Robert Shy, Ron Blake & Henry Johnson (benefit for Jazz Institute of Chicago). Tue 11/21 through Sun 11/26, Roy Hargrove Quintet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 11/18, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet with Francine Griffin. 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. Fri 11/17, Paul Garcia & Matt Geraghty. Sat 11/18, Fareed Haque with Mike Raynor & Matt Geraghty. 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. Mondays, JoAnn Daugherty & Tadao Shigematsu. Tue 11/21, Kelly Brand Duo. Wednesdays, Two for Brazil. Thu 11/23, 7 PM, Don Cray Duo; 8:30 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 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Mueller Group. Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, Atomic Martini. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 11/17, 9:30 PM, Michael Stryker Trio. Sat 11/18, 9:30 PM, Ron Blake Quartet. Wed 11/22, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Fri 11/24, 9:30 PM, Tim Green Trio, Leftover Turkey. Sat 11/25, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom 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 11/19, 7 PM, Tim Daisy, Aram Shelton, Brian Dibblee & Josh Berman. Sun 11/26, 7 PM, Laurie Lee Moses. 773-743-3355.

THE PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Matt Ross & Jason Wick. 773-525-4906.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Five Spot Quintet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 11/22, Don Stiernberg's Trad-Jazz All-Stars. Fri 11/24 and Sat 11/25, Ryan Cohan Sextet with Orbert Davis. 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. Sat 11/18, Sparrow AM/FM with Joanie Pallatto. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. Fri 11/24, Yoko Noge & the Jazz Me Blues Band. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/17, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sat 11/18, Ken Chaney Quartet. Sun 11/19, Alison Ruble Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Fri 11/24, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet. Sat 11/25, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sun 11/26, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/18, Frank Portolese Trio. Tue 11/21, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 11/22, Cathy Braaten. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 11/25, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 11/19, Ken Cooper Quartet. Sun 11/26, Ron Mills & Kate Rafferty. 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.

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

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 11/19, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 11/24, 10 PM, Le Quan Ninh & Guillermo Gregorio. 773-227-3617.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tue 11/21, 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 11/18, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Wednesdays, Rob Denty Trio. Sat 11/25, John Beard 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, and Mondays, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wednesdays, 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 11/17, Hal Atterbury Ensemble. Sat 11/18, David Boykin's Expanse. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Edwin Daugherty Group. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Buddy Charles. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 11/23, Jazz Temple Trio. 312-943-7815.

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

MARCIO FARACO, ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN Fri 11/24, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GRUPO CA--AVERAL, LOS LLYRAS, SOCIOS DEL RITMO, SONIDOS LA CHANGA perform at a regional Mexican-music dance celebrating Thanksgiving. Sat 11/25, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

ANDREJ MENTSCHUKOFF "Samba Nights and Samba Rhythms" concert. Sun 11/19, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

EMILE NAOUMOFF, CATHERINE MARCHESE & SARAH STEVENS-ESTABROOK in a concert of popular and classical European music. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5210.

ORQUESTA BABALU Salsa concert. Wed 11/22, 8:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

BETTY XIANG & WEI YANG Traditional Chinese music concert. Sun 11/19, 2 PM, inside the "Taoism and the Arts of China" exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

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 11/23, 9 PM, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 11/21, 9 PM, salsa music with Mike Maldonado Sextet. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/17, 9 PM, Trilok Gurtu Band. Sat 11/18, 7 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie; 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 11/19, 8 PM, Las Guitarras de España. Wed 11/22, 8 PM, Orishas (see Critic's Choice). 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 11/17, 9 PM, "Noche Latina" music and poetry showcase. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Sat 11/18, 8 PM, "Queen of Samba" dance competition. 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.

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.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 11/24, 10 PM, Le Quan Ninh & Guillermo Gregorio. 773-227-3617.

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

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington conducts an all-Beethoven program. Sun 11/19, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

DANIEL BARENBOIM AND RADU LUPU pianos, in an all-Schubert program. Fri 11/24, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DANIEL BARENBOIM piano (Liszt, Schoenberg, Albeniz). Sun 11/26, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BERLIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Haydn, Mozart, Boccherini). Sun 11/19, 3 PM, auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-963-9093.

BERLIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Haydn, Mozart, Boccherini). Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

JAMES RUSSELL BROWN AND DESIREE RUHSTRAT organ and violin, in an all-Bach concert. Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

CAMERATA SOCIETY OF CHICAGO (Mozart, Dohnanyi). Sun 11/19, 5:30 PM, Campagnola Restaurant, 815 Chicago, Evanston. 847-475-6100.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor (Bach, Haydn, Vaughan Williams). Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, Benedictine Hall Theater, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 630-829-6161 or 800-223-6000.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with jazz saxophonist Phil Woods (Mendelssohn, Walker, and others). Sun 11/19, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/17, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor (Dvorak, Ellington/Colnot, Varese). Fri 11/24, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider (Sibelius, Dvorak). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE performs at a free "kickoff reception" for the CSO Musicians Residency Program. Sat 11/18, 11 AM, Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester. 312-294-3094.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Rossen Milanov, conductor, with violinist Dylana Leung (Wagner, Vieuxtemps, Tchaikovsky). Sat 11/25, 2 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:15 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CHURCH OF ST. LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR Mark P. Bangert conducts a free Bach cantata program. Sun 11/19, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot, conductor (Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov). Free admission; tickets required. Sun 11/19, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Copland, Wagner, Respighi, Mussorgsky). Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

COMPETITION WINNERS FROM THE 16TH ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN HONOR OF CONFUCIUS perform music of Western and Chinese composers in a free concert (Bach, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Grieg, MacDowell, Chow, Li, Fan, Ting, Wang, Yang, and others). Sun 11/25, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-564-0357, 773-955-1595, 312-913-0979, or 312-744-6630.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL CHORUS Charles Brown, conductor (Vivaldi, Bach). Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

CORIGLIANO QUARTET (Beethoven, Janacek, Thomas). Fri 11/17, 8 PM, and Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233. Tue 11/21, 12:15 PM (free concert), auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 4000 S. State. 312-747-4050.

DELLA CORTE TRIO in a free concert (Loeillet, Kreisler, Bloch, Mozart, Bach). Sun 11/19, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHOIR (Tomkins, Finzi, and others). Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat 11/18, 8 PM, and Sun 11/19, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

FLEUR DE LYS CHORALE Stephen Blackwelder conducts a Christmas concert (Poulenc, Paulus, Mechem, and others). Sun 11/26, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-281-2107.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 11/17, 12:10 PM, organist Paula Moon. Fri 11/24, 12:10 PM, harpist Stephen Hartman. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

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

LAWRENCE GOLAN AND PETER COOPER violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Perlman, Golan, Brahms). Free admission. Wed 11/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY (Mozart, Ibert, Weber). Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

IN THE PENAL COLONY Court Theatre performs Philip Glass's opera. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Sat 11/18, 3 and 8 PM, Sun 11/19, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Wed 11/22 and Thu 11/23, 7:30 PM, Fri 11/24, 8 PM, Sat 11/25, 3 and 8 PM, and Sun 11/26, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Court Theatre, University of Chicago, 5535 S. Ellis. 773-753-4472.

BARBARA KUDRIKA piano (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin). Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2328 Central, Glenview. 847-724-6060.

ALVIN LUCIER, NICOLAS COLLINS, NANCY ANDREWS, MARK BOOTH perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 11/17 and Mon 11/20, 7:30 PM, Fabio Luisi, conductor, with baritone Alexandru Agache, soprano Andrea Rost, and tenor Ramon Vargas (Verdi, Rigoletto). Sat 11/18, Wed 11/22, and Sat 11/25, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with sopranos Patricia Racette and Kathryn Harries and tenors Hugh Smith and Patrick Denniston (Janacek, Jenufa). 312-332-2244.

MOSCOW BOYS CHOIR Sat 11/25, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Thomas Wikman, conductor, with contralto Ewa Podles (Vivaldi, Handel, Gluck). See Critic's Choice. Tue 11/21, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-551-1414.

EMILE NAOUMOFF, CATHERINE MARCHESE, AND SARAH STEVENS-ESTABROOK piano, bassoon, and accordion (Ravel, Field, traditional, and others). Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5210.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Robert Hasty conducts a program of eastern European composers (Bruch, Liszt, Enescu, Dvorak). Sun 11/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with pianist Kuang Hao Huang (R. Strauss, Dvorak, Brahms). Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS AND CHAMBER SINGERS George Gregory Hobbs, conductor. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

OPERA STUDIO OF HIGHLAND PARK performs Puccini's La boheme. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, and Sun 11/19, 2 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-2938.

ITZHAK PERLMAN, MAXIM VENGEROV, PINCHAS ZUKERMAN, YO-YO MA, LARRY COMBS, and DANIEL BARENBOIM violins, viola, cello, clarinet, and piano (Schumann, Messiaen, Brahms). Sun 11/19, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Beethoven, Britten, Draganski, Rimsky-Korsakov). Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

CARL REFSAL tenor, in a free concert (Verdi, Grieg, Ravel, Hundley). Sun 11/26, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

KATIA SKANAVI piano (Bach, Schumann). Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SWIFT SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Fri 11/17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BRIAN TOROSIAN, HIDEKO AMANO, AND DIANE RAGAINS guitar, flute, and soprano. Sun 11/19, 4 PM, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood. 773-667-1618.

TOWER BRASS QUINTET (Handel, Bach, Reynolds, Sprenkle, Saygers, and others). Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free concert. Sun 11/19, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jeri Johnson conducts a free concert (Mozart, Delius, Debussy, Schubert). Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MUSIC STUDENTS in a free chamber music concert. Tue 11/21, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Mennin, Milhaud, Barber, Verdi, Bach). Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder conducts a pops concert featuring vocalist Victor Lanza. Sun 11/19, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WEST SUBURBAN CHORAL UNION Paul Wiens conducts Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ANNA ZAWADZKA, EUGENE SCHLABACH, AND ANNETTE LAMBETA flute, piano, and voice (Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Gershwin, Poulenc, Paderewski). Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Robert M. Collins Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3506.

fairs & festivals

MARSHALL FIELD'S 26-HOUR CELEBRATION AT THE NEW GOODMAN THEATRE Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/17, 5 PM, members of Jellyeye Drum Ensemble & others; 5:15 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms; 8 PM, Milly's Orchid Show with Johnny Frigo, Syd Straw & others; 11 PM, 8fatfat8; 11:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 11/18, 7 AM, Calvin Bridges & the Faith Tabernacle Choir; 9 AM, Holy Cross/IHM Marimba Ensemble. Free-admission festival also features theater performances, movie screenings, dance workshops, and other activities. 312-895-5406.

miscellaneous

FRANZ BENTELER & THE ROYAL STRINGS Sun 11/26, 2:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

DO-IT-YOURSELF CHANUKAH with David Broza, Rabbi Joe Black, and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM (preceded by family workshops at 6 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GENREMEL(T/D) Multidisciplinary event includes music, art, poetry, video, and performance. Fri 11/17, 5-7 PM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 773-725-5086 or 708-599-6193.

GRAND CENTRAL STATION 5726 W. Grand: Fri 11/17, 11 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri" with Becky. 773-637-6376 or 708-452-5630.

GREEN LIGHT PERFORMING CO. perform "The Baker & the Gingerbread Man" and "The Gingerbread Rag" in an interactive sing-along concert for children. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM and 1 and 3 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 773-935-9380.

KIDS FARE: DANCE 'N' DRUM DEE DUM Children's concert features student percussion dance ensemble Boomshaka. Sat 11/18, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NOAH'S ARK 1704 W. 69th: Sat 11/18, 4 PM, "Gospel Poetry" open mike hosted by the Christian Poet Society. 708-865-7981.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WILDCAT MARCHING BAND Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Welsh Ryan Arena, Northwestern University, 2705 Ashland, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

MICHAEL STRENING JR. Free in-store solo piano performance. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

WESTERN LIGHTS CHORUS, VOICEMALE Sat 11/18, 3 and 8 PM, Meyer Ballroom, North Island Centre, 8 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-892-7792 or 708-246-5661.

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