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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AMERICAN EAGLE PRODUCTIONS presents selections from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Free admission. Sun 1/21, 2 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 841 Graceland, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

AXIOM OF CHOICE Sun 1/21, 7 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-679-9501.

BIG WU, UMPHREY'S McGEE Sat 1/27, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BLACKS Free admission. Thu 1/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session for poets and musicians. Tue 1/23, 8 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

EDGAR CRUZ, PLUNGING NECKLINES Sat 1/27, 7 PM, Oakbrook Terrace Park District Heritage Center, 1 S 325 Ardmore, Oakbrook Terrace. 630-627-6100.

LARRY O. DEAN WITH CHAD GIFFORD & DEREK WALVOORD Free in-store performance. Sat 1/27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

STACEY EARLE, CHRIS MILLS Fri 1/26, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN FOURNIER Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre, Piper's Alley, 1608 N. Wells. 312-337-3992.

DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS Free in-store performance. Sat 1/27, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

CREAM JONES, KRITHIKA RAJAGOPALAN, TINA HOWELL Sat 1/20, 7 PM, third floor, United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse. 773-973-1521.

DAVY JONES Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

DJ FRANKIE KNUCKLES, DISAPPEAR FEAR, KRISTEN HALL with DJ Lora Branch, DJ Gloria, Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble, Pulsation, Venus Envy, and Women of Song; benefit concert for the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. Sat 1/20, 7 PM-1 AM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-561-4662.

MADDY'S MIXERS Social dance with swing, disco, and Latin music. Sat 1/20, 10 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM), Goldie's Dance Studio, Post no. 791, 1435 Pfingsten, Northbrook. 847-733-8481.

MAESTRO SUBGUM & THE WHOLE, COVERED IN HONEY See Spot Check. Sat 1/20, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Benefit concert. Sat 1/20, 7 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

NAD NAVILLUS Free in-store performance. Sat 1/27, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

NAUTICAL ALMANAC, WOLF EYES, OCCASIONAL DETROIT, NEW FIST OF GLORY perform at the Electro-Science Fair. Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Spare Room, 2416 W. North. 773-772-3364.

GARY PUCKETT, GRASS ROOTS, BUCKINGHAMS Sat 1/27, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ELLEN ROSNER Free in-store performance. Fri 1/26, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JONATHAN RUNDMAN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SHIFTY DRIFTERS Free in-store performance. Sat 1/20, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SONIDO INK WITH BRENDA CARDENAS Wed 1/24, 7 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

LIBBY YORK, MICHAEL McASSEY, ANNE PRINGLE & MARK BURNELL Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Sun 1/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, National Drag, Boat Builders. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, 9 PM, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 1/25, 9 PM, Slip Mickey (no cover). 773-348-5100.

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.

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. Fridays, DJ Laura B. Saturdays, DJ Maurice. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BABY DOLL POLKA CLUB 6102 S. Central: Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Polkaholics (no cover). 773-582-9706.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 1/19, 9 PM, John Kruth (see Spot Check), Missile, Sono. Sat 1/20, Bike Winter benefit with Mr. Rudy Day, Eric Roth & the Silver Schmatzee, and Twang Bang. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, Half Mad Poet. Wed 1/24, Naked & Shameless, Cheatin' Wives. Thu 1/25, Backwash, 56 Hope Road. Fri 1/26, Roller Dome, Susanna Hollywood & the Squares. Sat 1/27, Hammerlane, Void Where Prohibited. 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 Melvage 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 Melvage. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thu 1/25, 11 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/19, Long Division, Nathan Payne, DeMilos. Sat 1/20, Hot Stove Jimmy, Wolcott, I Decline, Bitty Bitty Bitty. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Sat 1/20, Marquees Wyatt. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 1/24, Rinse & Flux. Sat 1/27, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 1/19, Funk Giants. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Mondays, 9 PM, karaoke. 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 1/19, Noveto Trio. Sat 1/20, Rust. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 1/26, Timeless. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, Cryin' Souls. Sat 1/20, Nicholas Barron. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Fri 1/19, Texas Flood. Fri 1/26, Tumbleweed (Eagles tribute band). 847-541-2500.

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, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa Con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, salsa music and dancing. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Sundays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Captain Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 7 PM, Sundays after 6 PM, Wednesdays after 9 PM, and Thursdays after 8 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 Nikki Woods. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: No cover. Sat 1/20, Lush Budgett. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 1/27, Nora O'Connor. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: Wednesdays, 9 PM, acoustic open jam with Michael Charles (no cover). 773-743-5737.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/19, Lisa Rene. Sat 1/20, Libido Funk Circus. Fri 1/26, Janedoe. Sat 1/27, Blind Roosevelts. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 1/19, DJ Aubrey Jones. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. 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. Sat 1/27, Dayhota, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/19, Dave Ramont. Sat 1/20, Casey McDonough. Sat 1/27, Suede & Blue Roy. 847-256-8870.

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. 773-489-0379.

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

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

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, hip-hop open mike hosted by Spank Buddha. Wednesdays, midnight-4 AM, live reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, Layman's Term. Sat 1/20, Kolbe, Bamboo Grove. Fri 1/26, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, Framing Amy. Sat 1/27, Urb, Calico Cats. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/20, Midnight Sun. Sat 1/27, Moods. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 1/19, Chris Fortier, Chris Gin. Fri 1/26, David Waxman, Chris Gin. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, 4-Fi, Mag Scrambler. Sat 1/20, 10:30 PM, Underwater People, the Dog & Everything. Sun 1/21, 6:30 PM, Living Sacrifice, Cold As Life, Kung Fu Rick, 7 Angels 7 Plagues, Dead to Fall (all-ages show). Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, DJs spin. Fri 1/26, Maggie Speaks, the Good Word. Sat 1/27, 10:30 PM, Shimmering, Garbo Swag. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 1/19, Rico. Wednesdays, 6 PM, DJ spins 60s and 70s dance music. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 1/26, Robert Cornelius 7. 847-541-4700.

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Johnny Rodgers; 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Saturdays, 8 PM, Morgan Sturges; 10:30 PM, Job Christenson & Gino DeLuca. Wed 1/24, 8 PM, Ty Perry & Pamela Sue Fox. Thursdays, 8 PM, Matt Davis. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe, Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, George Howe, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, 9 PM, Mark Burnell. Mondays, 9 PM, George Howe. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Gwen Pippen. 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. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 1/21, DJ Bill Daniel. Mon 1/22, DJ Sonja spins punk. Tue 1/23, DJs Jason & Craig. Thu 1/25, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. Sun 1/28, Mullet DJ Eli spins Frank Zappa. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Four Man Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Richard Ashcroft (see Critic's Choice; sold out). Mon 1/22, 9 PM, Haymarket Riot, Milemarker, American Heritage, Defender. Wed 1/24, 9:30 PM, the Motion, Vee Dee, the Shame. Thu 1/25, 9 PM, Shovelhead, Bongzilla, Kneel Drill. Fri 1/26, 10 PM, the Sea & Cake. Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Disengage, Bunker Hill, Buzz Horn. 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 hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/20, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/27, Brickfoot. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Justin & Tony. Saturdays, 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 1/19, Fabulous Janes. Sat 1/20, Wally's Garage. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/26, Only Sons. Sat 1/27, Libido Funk Circus. 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 1/19, Underwater People. Sat 1/20, Wicked Garden, House Arrest, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, U.R.B. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 1/26, Copperminds, Spinshine. Sat 1/27, American English (Beatles tribute band). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/19, 9:45, Escape From Earth, Pinch, Tautologic. Sat 1/20, 10:15 PM, New Duncan Imperials. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Mon 1/22, 9:15 PM, Mr. Brown's Shoes, Andrew Zorc. Tue 1/23, 9 PM, Leroy Fix, Never Enough, Fusion. Wed 1/24, 9:15 PM, Anne-Marie Akin, Amoreys. Thu 1/25, 9:30 PM, Ego Static, Kiss 'n' Ride. Fri 1/26, 10 PM, Kurt Neumann, Joe Armstrong. Sat 1/27, 9 PM, 029, Walking Man, Exo, Gayle Ritt, Tina. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/19, Duff. Sat 1/20, American Slang. Fri 1/26, Nightime Lover. Sat 1/27, Liquid Courage. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, Tummler, American Dream, Swampass. Sat 1/20, U.S. Maple, Chestnut Station (see Spot Check), Town & Country. Sun 1/21, DJ? Acucrack, DJ Dumb American, Dan Snazelle. Mon 1/22, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Chris Connelly, Pillowmints. Thu 1/25, the Lapse (see Spot Check), Taking Pictures, Che Arthur, the Race. Fri 1/26, Ribbon Effect, Tiny Hairs, Fatalists. Sat 1/27, the Go, Dishes, Tijuana Hercules. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM, Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Wed 1/24, "Therapy" DJs spin with Darrell Woodson & Greg Norwood. 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/26, pianist Abi Demirgian. 847-718-9272.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 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 1/19, the Blast. Sat 1/20, Lisa Rene. Fri 1/26, JP & the Cats. Sat 1/27, Maryann & the Professors. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mt. Prospect: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/19, Deja Vu. Sat 1/20, Danger Will Robinson. Wed 1/24, John Paul Band. Thu 1/25, Video Stars. Fri 1/26, Maryann & the Professors. Sat 1/27, Sister Envy. 847-593-2200.

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 Tuesdays through Saturdays in Club Mamalu at 9 PM. Fridays, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s (no cover). Tuesdays, Mike Heaton. Wednesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Acoustic Aspirations. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 1/19, 7 PM, Monster Trux, Crumbs, Proteens, Ingrates. Sat 1/20, 6 PM, All Out War, Dying Fetus, Synnecrosis, Diecast. Wed 1/24, 8 PM, Whisper Campaign, Choke. Thu 1/25, 7 PM, Knuckleduster, Retro Morning. Fri 1/26, 7 PM, Nobs, Rules of Attractions, Munition, Cats & Jammers. Sat 1/27, 7 PM, Brandston, Sinclaire, Denison Witmer, Atari Star. Sun 1/28, 6 PM, River City High, East of the Rutherford, Capture the Flag, Straight Legged Kick. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones. 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. Fri 1/19, 10 PM, Michael Lescher Band. Wed 1/24, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-821-1234.

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

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Wed 1/24, Tuneage. 630-964-5000.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG; 10 PM, Soul .45 DJs spin funk and soul. Wed 1/24, 9:30 PM, Soulfix (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. Fridays, Resident Gringo spins trance. 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 1/19, Mercy Giants, Laura Braun, Scott Bailey. Fri 1/26, Live Underground DJs spin. Sat 1/27, Dead Steel Mill. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Debbie Matt & Russ Long. Sundays, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Mon 1/22, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie; 10:30 PM, benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with Eartha Kitt, Deborah Gibson, and the company of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Ann Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/19, 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiello; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/22, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 1/23, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 1/24, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/25, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 1/26, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. 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. Tue 1/23, open mike. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 773-871-4210.

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

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/19, J for Jules. Sat 1/20, Locomotive. Thu 1/25, Bryter, Air This Side of Caution, Dan Darrah Band. Fri 1/26, Gareth Woods. Sat 1/27, Mos Isley, Beatnik Turtle. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJ Winter Wolski spins nightly until 4 AM. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: All-ages shows; no cover. Fri 1/19, 11 PM, Enuff Z'nuff, Tripsic, Vis40. Saturdays, midnight, DJ V. Thu 1/25, 10 PM, Lungbrush, Pivotman. Fri 1/26, 11 PM, Seven Four Slide, Turner Joy. 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, Rock Bottom. 773-248-5933.

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. Sat 1/20, 10:30 PM, Chicago Catz. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Anne-Marie Akin, Laura Doherty. Mon 1/22, 8:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Fri 1/26, 10 PM, Aluminum Group, Bosco & Jorge. Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Vortis. 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 1/19, Seventh Sun, Kimi Hayes. Sat 1/20, Mr. Sparkle, Big Deal. Fri 1/26, Rico. Sat 1/27, Cats Under the Stars. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/19, 8 PM, "Equal Footing/Earing" features dance performances and music with David Boykin, Rebecca Gates, TV Pow, Dave Pavkovic Band & others. Thu 1/25, 9:30 PM, Williwaw. Fri 1/26, 8 PM, "Equal Footing/Earing" features dance performances and music with Dave Pavkovic Band & others; 10:30 PM, Discopoetry with Khari B., Mwata Bowden's Sound Spectrum. Sat 1/27, 8 PM, "Equal Footing/Earing" features dance performances and music with Dave Pavkovic Band & others; 10:30 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/20, Superdiamond, Penthouse Playboys. Sun 1/21, Smash Mouth, Dandy Warhols. Wed 1/24, 8:30 PM, Bumpus, Seven Day Run, Ophur. Thu 1/25, 6 PM, Five for Fighting (no cover); 9 PM, Everlast (see Critic's Choice), Dexter Freebish. Fri 1/26, Teena Marie, Alex Ortiz. Sat 1/27, Teena Marie, Damon Williams. 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 1/19, Afrodisiacs. Sat 1/20, Rubygrass, Pelvic Delta. Thu 1/25, Virginia Coalition. Sat 1/27, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 1/20, Scrawl. Fri 1/26, Duck Soup. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 1/20, Dalrida. 773-248-3600.

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

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Mondays, DJs Matthew & Greg spin Britpop. Wednesdays, Nash Kato. Thursdays, Surly DJ. 773-665-7557.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, "Evolution" with DJ Chris Bacchus. Thursdays, DJ Lucky spins hip-hop, funk, trip-hop, and old school. 312-337-4040.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Mon 1/22, Larry O. Dean & Derek Walvoord. 773-989-5674.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Josh the Funky One & Jimmie Page. 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/19, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/20, Butterside Down. Fri 1/26, Nadas, Rooster. Sat 1/27, Flapjacks. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post (no cover). 312-337-2583.

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJs Nikolas & Joe B. Sat 1/20, Anne Harris Band. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 773-384-1040.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 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.

LOGAN SQUARE/BUCKTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2417 N. Western: No cover. Fridays, 7:30 PM, acoustic jam and poetry open mike hosted by Moses. 773-292-2992.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, 9:30 PM, Motor, All Systems Halt, Monkey Paw, Soulfood. Sat 1/20, Wingnuts, Iggy Yoakam & His Famous Pogo Ponies. Tue 1/23, 9 PM, Bash, Almighty Rogers. Wed 1/24, 9 PM, Voodoo Pilot, Thing 3. Thu 1/25, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling. Fri 1/26, White Label, Strain Busy Sky. Sat 1/27, Emperor Jones. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays, 10:30 PM Saturdays, and 10 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant, Luis Roman. Sat 1/20, Jeff Feller, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, Peven Everett with Seance Divine, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, spoken word with Mental Graffiti, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins world beat. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, 7 PM, "Wam Bam Poetry Slam" with music by DJ Yellowfist; 10 PM, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Sat 1/27, Frankie Feliciano, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

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

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

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

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Saturdays, "dueling DJs" with Jim Lewis & Tom McBride. Sundays and Mondays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Freddy Bain. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, Ancient Greeks, Tallulah, All Rectangle. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 1/25, 9:30 PM, Youngblood Brass Band, Skalpal, Danglers. Fri 1/26, 5:30 PM, Funkadesi. Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Megasuperultra. 773-404-9494.

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

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 1/20, Gavin Coyle. Sat 1/27, Cirrus Falcon. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Wed 1/24, Rick & Rob. Fri 1/26, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 1/27, Artificial Flavor. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/19, 7 PM, Busker Soundcheck (see Critic's Choice), Dyslexic Apaches. Sat 1/20, 6:30 PM, Marvel Kind, Gwen Mars, Tom Spacey, Suite 13. Sun 1/21, 6:30 PM, Soil, Rebels Without Applause, Crash Poet, Alone. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 1/25, 9 PM, Ruck La Rou, Drapes, Lucius Warbaby. Fri 1/26, 7 PM, North Mississippi Allstars. Sat 1/27, 6:30 PM, Hellshock, Headspace, Bender. 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 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. Sundays, "Dekadenz" DJs spin goth, industrial, and metal. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Thursdays, DJs spin punk. 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. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Warmdesk, Bar, Designer. Sat 1/20, 9 PM, Don Malone, Bob Falesh & friends, Dummy Antenna. Sun 1/21, 8:30 PM, Illusion of Safety, Sonorous Object. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Thu 1/25, 9 PM, Western Automatic, Timeout Drawer, String Theory. Fri 1/26, 9 PM, Found Object, Moid, Salvo Beta. Sat 1/27, 9 PM, Midwest Electronic Music Ensemble, Furrowed, Stacklo. Sun 1/28, 8:30 PM, TV Pow, Whistling Pariah, Sonorous Hat. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 1/26, Kimi Hayes. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, "Unity" with DJ Squeekynutts. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 1/19, 10 PM, Zambow, Hundo. Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Casolando, Los Hombres Perdidos. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 1/22, "Soul 360" with Nikki Lynette, No Expressions & Redrum with Ambiance, Primeridian. Tuesdays, "Spheres of Influence" with Porno & Silicon. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 1/26, 10 PM, Plad, La Makita Soma. Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Bucky Dent, Wonsers, Lucid. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/26, Takabite. Sat 1/27, Video Stars. 708-756-0600.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Open at 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. DJs spin Thursdays and Fridays. 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.

PAPARAZZI 826 W. Blackhawk: No cover. Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, Dave Britton. 312-335-0081.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 847-328-0399.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/19, A.J. Love. Sat 1/20, Violet Time, Differents, Stains. Wed 1/24, Platonics, No, Tetrify, Disquiet. Fri 1/26, Bible of the Devil, Peralta, Hello Operator. Sat 1/27, Creepy D. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. 773-472-2956.

POLLY ESTHER'S & CULTURE CLUB 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/19, Juleps. Saturdays, DJ Rikshaw. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Tuesdays, DJs spin rock. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, IRON, PasQuale, W01 & others. Fri 1/26, Cantina with Matt Weber & Nora O'Connor. 773-252-7767.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, Mr. Macky. Sat 1/20, Takabite. Fri 1/26, Selective Recall. Sat 1/27, Blizzard of Oz. 630-924-9368.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Peking Turtle. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/27, Genral Patton & His Privates. 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, DJs Vaughn Woods & Malik Shabazz. 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.

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.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Ronnie Ross. 773-775-7525.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/19, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Hayseed. Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Blacks, Blanche. Sun 1/21, 9 PM, Del Rey (see Spot Check), 41 Rivers, Ye Shinie Ghostes. Mon 1/22, 7:30 PM, Tim Easton, Jon Dee Graham. Tue 1/23, 9 PM, Urban Djin with Red Dust, Can-Ky-Ree (see Spot Check), Finches. Thu 1/25, 9 PM, Saps, Four Killer Flats, Starhustler. Fri 1/26, 10 PM, Mason Jennings, Waterworks, Disaster Action Team. Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Susan Werner; 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Mary Janes. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/20, Trial by Z. Sat 1/27, Mr. Mackey. 630-372-2900.

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, David Britton. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Thursdays, DJs David Britton & Bjak. 773-278-7797.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19, the Wave. Sat 1/27, Roots Rock Reggae. 847-991-2150.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19, Redrum, Sickside, Hispanic Panic. Sat 1/20, Monkey Drive, Wake-Up Call, Shadoz Edge. Fri 1/26, Dimok, Lauter Ton, Third Stage. Sat 1/27, Sundog, Soulfinger. 773-889-0601.

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

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/19, DeLoreans. Sat 1/26, Seven Deez. 630-264-9800.

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, Supersleuth, Danger Will Robinson, Myopia. Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Mike, Penny & the Loafers, Color Blind. Mon 1/22, 7:30 PM, Five Speed, God's Reflex, North Shore. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, spoken-word open mike (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thu 1/25, 7:30 PM, Jester's Sirkill, Velvet Hammer. Fri 1/26, 7:30 PM, Mushuganas, Arrivals, Lawrence Arms. Sat 1/27, 7 PM, Gels, Your Dad, Don't Look Down, Hit Gone Bad (benefit for Rocky Clark). 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, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, "Europa" with DJ Tony. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 1/19, Milkbaby, Apartment. Sat 1/20, Mars Ill, Mix Knutz, Blacksoil Project, Wordz, Stowaways, Bobby Bishop. Fri 1/26, Pro & Con, D'z Nutz, Divinty. Sat 1/27, DJs Charles Siegling, Dave Sisko & Sabeo. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb. Sundays, Maryjane, AM/PM. Mondays, open mike with Jennifer Peterson. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Maryjane & Verb. Wednesdays, Lf8tr. 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.

TK'S 5115 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 10 PM, Ronnie Revenge & Vengeance. 773-728-8084.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Jernell Geronimo & Marc Buxton. 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 1/19, Summer Chance with Rich Miller, Marc Rosenthal. Sat 1/20, Beki Hemingway, Michelle Cross. Sun 1/21, 7 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Mark DeNardo, Nomad Planets. Mon 1/22, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Marlon. Wed 1/24, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Mark Sheehy with Ripley Caine & Brent Hoodenpyle. Thu 1/25, Brad Peterson. Fri 1/26, Cameron McGill, Tom Case. Sat 1/27, Upsy Daisy, Melanie Jane. Sun 1/28, 7 PM, Greg Klyma, Julie Frost, Dale Petersohn. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sat 1/20, Fly Williams. Sundays, "No More Bad Promoters" DJs spin. Fri 1/26, Monorail, Detholz. Sat 1/27, Jesters. 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.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/19, Crestfallen, Homage Sun, All Else Fails, Don't Look Back. Sat 1/20, Punk City, Bone China. Sundays, DJ Black Russian spins drum 'n' bass. Fri 1/26, Wristband, Trace, 77. Sat 1/27, 2000 Attractions Productions show with Elbow, Brown Odds. 773-871-7799.

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

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

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Spider Saloff (no cover). 773-281-9320.

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.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, Wish, Finneous. Sat 1/20, Slaveship, Frizzy Lid. Thu 1/25, Rubygrass. Fri 1/26, Remedy, Dreaming Tree. Sat 1/27, Chris Shaffer, Bottle of Justus. 773-929-1300.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Fridays, 10:30 PM-2 AM, Mediterrano DJs spin music from the Middle East and Europe (no cover). 773-862-1540.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/19, Top Secret Band. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 1/26, Jimbo-Delta. 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 HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/19, Ark Band. Sat 1/20, Flex Crew, Zeleke. Sun 1/21, Gizzae. Mondays, Ad Agency Jam Session followed by DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 1/24, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 1/25, Belizean Vibes. Fri 1/26, Aswah Greggori, Michael Black. Sat 1/27, Innocent, Gizzae. Sun 1/28, Innocent. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/25 with Moses and Jim Pickett). 773-907-3500.

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 Saturdays. In Yow Bar: Fridays, Joe Glover. Saturdays, Joe Phillips. Wednesdays, Ben Greene. Thursdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Kenny Carvajal. In Le Passage: Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, DJs Lee Farmer & Joe Glover. Wednesdays, DJs Spin & Lee Farmer. Thursdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Kenny Carvajal. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, DJ Max Salpetrier. 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, Third Degree DJs. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

TRACE ADKINS Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE Musical revue. Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

STACEY EARLE, CHRIS MILLS Fri 1/26, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIM FINE, SANDY ANDINA, JONATHAN DUNMORE, MOST, RIPLEY CAINE, JIM SIMONIS, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

BOB FRANKE, PETE JONSSON Sun 1/21, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

BOB FRANKE, ON THE MAINLINE Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

ARLO GUTHRIE Fri 1/26, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS Free in-store performance. Sat 1/27, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

DOT KENT & CHIRPS SMITH, GORDON PARRIOT, ROLLIN' & TUMBLIN', GLEN, FRED, BONNIE & JUDY Concert and barn dance in celebration of the 26th anniversary of the David Adler Cultural Center. Sat 1/27, 7:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 715 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

LOUIS KILLEN Sat 1/27, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

JAMIE O'REILLY & MICHAEL SMITH, MICHAEL JOHNSON Fri 1/26, 7:30 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-255-5380.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sat 1/20, 9 PM, BLT, Mike Miles & friends. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Corn Meal. Thu 1/25, 9 PM, Jo Jo. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, 9 PM, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks. 773-478-4408.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Fri 1/19, 9 PM, John Kruth (see Spot Check). 773-281-4444.

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 1/20, Lush Budgett. Sun 1/21 and Sun 1/28, Can-Ky-Ree (see Spot Check). 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, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-583-3066.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 1/24, DJ Lawrence Peters spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/19, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 1/20, Velvet Green. Fri 1/26, Fast Eddie. Sat 1/27, Dave Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/19, 10 PM, BR5-49, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage with Richard Burnett & Ron Lazzeretti, Flat Mean Tires. 708-788-2118.

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

GALWAY BAY PUB 500 W. Diversey: Thursdays, 9 PM-midnight, Irish session hosted by the Galway Ramblers. 773-348-3750.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Anne-Marie Akin, Laura Doherty. 773-227-4433.

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

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

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/27, Bert Cattoni. 630-752-2000.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 1/22, 9 PM, Celtic Package. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Anish. 773-404-9494.

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.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/20, Steve & Jenny Moss. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19, Diana Laffey. Sat 1/20, Minna Bromberg. Sundays, 4 PM, songwriter circle hosted by Al Day. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 1/27, Tricia Alexander. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 1/23, 9 PM, Urban Djin with Red Dust, Can-Ky-Ree (see Spot Check), Finches. 773-525-2508.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 2-5:30 PM, traditional Irish music with John Williams. 847-869-0450.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 1/19, Anna Stange. Fri 1/26, Susan Smentek & Keith Baumann. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sun 1/21, 7 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Mark DeNardo, Nomad Planets. Wed 1/24, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Mark Sheehy with Ripley Caine & Brent Hoodenpyle. Thu 1/25, Brad Peterson. Fri 1/26, Cameron McGill, Tom Case. Sun 1/28, 7 PM, Greg Klyma, Julie Frost, Dale Petersohn. 773-929-3680.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. Thursdays, acoustic open mike with Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

DR. VICKIE D. JOHNSON & THE COME ALIVE MINISTRY OF FAITH CHURCH CHOIR, VOICES OF SUREWAY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, VOICES OF GOD, FAMILY SENT CHOIR and others perform at a tribute to Rev. Saint John Chisum. Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, Gifts From God Ministry Church, 1414 W. 63rd. 773-776-5080.

PROGRESSIVE RADIO CHOIR, VOICES FOR EXCELLENCE COMMUNITY CHOIR, DuBOSE BROTHERS, VOICES OF PRAISE perform as part of the 13th annual Gospel Extravaganza. Sat 1/27, 7 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

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.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesdays, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Allen Batts Blues Band. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, John Primer. Sun 1/21, Jimmy Burns. Mon 1/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/23, Larry Garner (see Critic's Choice). Wed 1/24, Big Ray. Thu 1/25, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Eddie C. Campbell. 773-528-1012.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/19, Buddy Guy, Willie Kent & the Gents (sold out). Sat 1/20, Buddy Guy, Phil Guy (sold out). Sun 1/21, Buddy Guy, Joanna Connor (sold out). Mondays, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 1/23, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Wed 1/24, Larry Garner (see Critic's Choice). Thu 1/25, Buddy Guy, Matthew Skoller (sold out). Fri 1/26, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Burns (sold out). Sat 1/27, Buddy Guy, Carl Weathersby (sold out). Sun 1/28, Buddy Guy, John Primer (sold out). 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. Sun 1/21 and Thu 1/25, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 1/19, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Sat 1/20, Johnnie Bassett & His Blues Insurgents. Fri 1/26, Lonnie Brooks Band. Sat 1/27, Anthony Gomes Band. 630-513-0074.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/26, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

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 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Artie "Blues Boy" White. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, Killer Ray & the Killer Players. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, talent search (in the Cab Calloway Room); bands play for dancing (in the Gray Room). 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. 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.

DUKE'S GRILL 476 Liberty, Wauconda: Fri 1/26, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-526-0002.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/19, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/20, Mississippi Heat. Sun 1/21, Joe Moss. Thu 1/25, King Corey. Fri 1/26, Larry Garner (see Critic's Choice). Sat 1/27, Jay Stulo. Sun 1/28, Rob Stone. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Marcia Ball Band with Tracy Nelson. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 1/26, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-821-1234.

FOX & HOUND 4320 E. New York, Aurora: Thu 1/25, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-236-9183.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Sat 1/20, Strange Brew. Thursdays, Neil Rose Band. 630-964-5000.

FULL MOON BAR & GRILL 113 S. Batavia, Batavia: Fri 1/26, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-406-9891.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/20, 9:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Joanna Connor Band (Animal Care League fire relief benefit). Sat 1/20, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Blues Band. Tue 1/23, 8:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm Oil (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 1/27, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 708-484-3610.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Sundays, noon-2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-477-7818.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 1/23, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Thu 1/25, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

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.

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. Thu 1/25 through Sun 1/28, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues. 312-670-2473.

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. Sat 1/20, Scrawl. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Sandra Hall, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. 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, Lindsey Alexander, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 1/25, Anthony Gomes, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Kenny Neal. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, 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. Thu 1/25, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 312-566-0555.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Z.Z. Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. Fri 1/26, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sat 1/27, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. 773-525-2422.

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

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/20, Mark Hannon Blues Band. Sat 1/27, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19, Howard & the White Boys. 708-756-0600.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 847-328-0399.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 1/23, Willie Kent. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/19, Keith Scott. Sat 1/20, Ken Saydak. Thu 1/25, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 1/27, Rockin' Johnny. 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 1/24, Kingsnakes. 815-477-0340.

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

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

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 7:30 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Billy Branch, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band, Barbara LeShoure. Sun 1/21, Carlos Johnson. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. Wednesdays, King Corey, Carl Weathersby. Thursdays, A.C. Reed, Masheen Company. Fri 1/26, Vino Louden Band, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sat 1/27, Shawn Lewis & the Ed Duzit Band, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sun 1/28, Joanna Connor Blues Band, Carlos Johnson. 312-733-6577.

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 1/19, Sat 1/20, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 1/25, blues jam with Eomot RaSun. Fri 1/26, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Band. Sat 1/27, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/20, Jimmy Burns. Fri 1/26, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 1/24, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Fri 1/26, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 1/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

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

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, 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 ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

JAMES ADLER QUARTET Free concert. Fri 1/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

AFTER QUARTET accompanies the silent film The Man Without a World; free admission. Sat 1/27, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PATRICIA BARBER TRIO Sun 1/21, 7 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA in a free performance. Fri 1/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MAGGIE BROWN Free in-store performance. Sat 1/27, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

FRANK CATALANO QUARTET Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

FRANK CATALANO & VON FREEMAN Free in-store performance. Thu 1/25, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BOB HAVENS Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DIANE DELIN Free concert. Tue 1/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVE DOUGLAS'S CHARMS OF THE NIGHT SKY See Critic's Choice; free admission. Thu 1/25, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KURT ELLING & VON FREEMAN, MANODHARMA TRIO, YOKO NOGE'S JAZZ ME BLUES, STOP TIME ENSEMBLE, BEBOP BRASS! perform at Jazz Institute Jazz Fair 2001 (see Fairs & Festivals), which includes panel discussions, and a midway with books, records, and food. Fri 1/26, 6:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

ELLINGTON DYNASTY Wed 1/24, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-787-3997 or 312-944-6250.

GREG FISHMAN Tribute to Stan Getz. Sun 1/28, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

MATS GUSTAFSSON, FRED LONBERG-HOLM, MICHAEL ZERANG, JEB BISHOP & KEN VANDERMARK accompany films by Buster Keaton and D.W. Griffith as part of Chicago Ear and Eye Control. Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO JAZZ FAIR 2001 See Fairs & Festivals.

JAZZMIN' Free in-store concert. Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KATHY KELLY Free in-store performance. Sun 1/28, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

JEFF LASKY GROUP Free in-store performance. Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

MOOD SWING MUSIC Sun 1/21, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

JOHN PARIS TRIO Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET, BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO See Critic's Choice. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

REGINALD ROBINSON Free concert. Mon 1/22, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

SAVOIR FAIRE & FRIENDS Free concert. Thu 1/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SOUND & THE FURY Swing concert and dance. Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

TRIO DU JOUR Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

WORDJAZZ Flutist Niki Mitchell, bassist Harrison Bankhead, and percussionist Michael Zerang perform with poet Sonia Sanchez; free admission. Thu 1/25, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LIBBY YORK Free in-store performance. Fri 1/19, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

LIBBY YORK, MICHAEL McASSEY, ANNE PRINGLE & MARK BURNELL Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Sun 1/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/19, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/20, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Sally Richards & Insync. Sundays, 6 PM, Sam Burckhardt Trio; 8 PM, Chicago Swing. 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 1/24, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 1/25, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 1/26, noon, John Watson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/27, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Paul Vornhagen Quintet. 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. Fri 1/19 through Sun 1/21, Dee Alexander. Thu 1/25 through Sun 1/28, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 1/24, 8 PM, Andy Meacham Trio (no cover). 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

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

BRICK HOUSE 2649 W. Walton (back house): Music at 8 PM. Thu 1/25, Phil Mosberg & Eric Roth, Kyle Bruckmann. 773-782-9133.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 1/25, Barclay 3. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Donny Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. 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.

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. 312-341-9787.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark Five. Wed 1/24, Mitch Paliga Ensemble. 773-276-3600.

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

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 1/25, 8 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 1/20, Jeff Lasky & Pete Benson. Sat 1/27, Trio Du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 1/19, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 1/20, Pat Brady Duo. Sat 1/27, Airborne. 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 1/21, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Thu 1/25, 8 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. 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, 55 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, jazz musicians perform during dinner. 312-621-7363.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Jose Valdes Trio. Sat 1/27, Shelly Yoelin Group. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli. Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Donald Neale. Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Edward Crow Band. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/19, Mercy Giants, Laura Braun, Scott Bailey. Sat 1/20, Tunia & the Tony Morrisson Quartet. Mon 1/22, Class Trio. Wed 1/24, Marco Polo. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 1/26, 7:30 PM, Kolette Stim's A-Sharp Chicago Band. 773-262-5767.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, 2-5 PM, "Sounds for the Seniors" hosted by DJ Gil Daspit. Sundays, 6-9 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble with C. Siddha Webber, David Boykin, Ben Montgomery, Leo O'Dell, Duryving Ternoir, and Sura Dupart. 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: Fri 1/19, Hipnotic with Dave Sampson. Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Quartet (no cover). Mon 1/22, 8 PM, Jeannie Lambert Quartet (no cover). Wed 1/24, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 1/25, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 1/19, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jason Moran Trio with Greg Osby (see Critic's Choice); 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Jason Moran Trio with Greg Osby (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/21, 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. Mon 1/22, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 1/26, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Astral Project; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Astral Project; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/28, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/20, 10:30 PM, Chicago Catz. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jazz jam hosted by Fareed Haque (no cover). 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/19, 8 PM, "Equal Footing/Earing" features dance performances and music with David Boykin, Rebecca Gates, TV Pow, Dave Pavkovic Band & others. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Wed 1/24, 8 PM, Niki Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, David Boykin with Andre Beasley. Fri 1/26, 8 PM, "Equal Footing/Earing" features dance performances and music with Dave Pavkovic Band & others; 10:30 PM, Discopoetry with Khari B., Mwata Bowden's Sound Spectrum. 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.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, John Paris/Eric Sitnen Duo. 312-339-6861.

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 1/19, 9 PM, Tropicale, Samba 1, Howard Levy & Paulinho Garcia perform at the Marshall Vente Jazz Festival followed by a late-night jam session. Sat 1/20, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Jazz Festival with Project 9 featuring Billy Harper (see Critic's Choice), Joanie Pallatto/King Fleming Trio. Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Marshall Vente Jazz Festival with the Tim O'Dell Sextet, Project 9 featuring Billy Harper (see Critic's Choice; all-ages show). 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, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Tue 1/23, Denise La Grassa Trio. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, Mike Ferro. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/19, Matt Geraghty Trio with Fareed Haque & Mike Raynor. Sat 1/20, Hunter & the Jazz Hounds. Sun 1/28, Michael Charles. 773-489-3490.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Greg Fishman & Judy Roberts. Tue 1/23, Marie Alexandre. Wed 1/24, Two for Brazil. Thu 1/25, Greg Fishman & Judy Roberts. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Two for Brazil. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 1/21, 9:30 PM, Ron Perillo Trio. 773-404-9494.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Atomic Martini. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Mueller Group. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Henry Johnson Quartet. Wed 1/24, Mark Lessman Trio. Thu 1/25, Tom Muellner. Fri 1/26, Tim Green Trio. Sat 1/27, Mark Colby Trio. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch Studebaker Spatz, West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, David Rothstein Orchestra. 312-226-5989.

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

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. Mondays, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hildebrand Trio. Fri 1/26, Paul Vornhagen Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 4:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Marie Alexandre. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Emily Randall. 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. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. 773-472-2956.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Paul Wertico Trio. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/19, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sat 1/20, Willie Pickens Quartet. Sun 1/21, Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. Mon 1/22, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 1/25, Doug Lawrence Quartet. Fri 1/26, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Greg Sergo Quartet. Sat 1/27, Von Freeman Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/20, Jimmy Ellis Quartet. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Fri 1/26, Rankinfyle. Sat 1/27, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

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.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Thu 1/25, Paul Cosino Organ Trio. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere sings music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays and Saturdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wednesdays, Juli Wood Trio. Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. 312-527-3510.

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 1/20, Eric Allen Trio. Wed 1/24, Eric Allen Trio. Thu 1/25 and Sat 1/27, Mark O'Connor Trio. 630-305-0230.

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, local jazz showcase. 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 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Fred Anderson with Hamid Drake & Tatsu Aoki. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 1/25, Andy Goodrich & the Chicago Afrocentric Quintet. Fri 1/26, Damon Short Quartet. Sat 1/27, Sidney Miller Right Connections Band. 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.

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Spider Saloff (no cover). 773-281-9320.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, 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.

WOODHOLLOW LOFT BAR & GRILL 221 US 41, Schererville, Indiana: Sundays, 6-10 PM, open jam hosted by Julie V (no cover). 219-865-0900.

international

concerts

AXIOM OF CHOICE Sun 1/21, 7 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-679-9501.

CHORALE MYSTIQUE Matthew Lazar, conductor, with tenor Alberto Mizrahi in a program of "Jewish chant and music." Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DOIS NO CHORO Free performance. Sat 1/20, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

PRIMER FESTIVAL DE LA MUSICA RANCHERA Mariachi Real Guadalajara and Mariachi Zapopan perform with vocalists Ramiro Botello, Valentin Zizumbo, Blanca Beltran, Jose Garcia, Francisco Plata, Herminio Diaz, Gabriel Hernandez, Braulio Brizuela, Guillermo Chavez, Juan Raya, Miriam Flores, Sandra Chavez, Francisco Teran, Jose Mendoza, and Manuel Montejano. Fri 1/19, 7 PM, Mario's Ballroom, 25th and Kedzie. 773-890-0776 or 773-890-0779.

international

clubs

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Sundays, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa Con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Swing Caribeño. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 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, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. 312-397-0600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 1/25, 9 PM, Jesus Enriquez y su Orquesta, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 1/23, 9 PM, Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 1/25, 8 PM, benefit for Pueblo Sin Fronteras. 773-227-4433.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/19, Orquesta Latira. Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 1/21, 7:30 PM, Frifot (see Spot Check). 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.

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. 773-227-2277.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Hector Silveira y Su Orquesta. 773-404-9494.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Casolando, Los Hombres Perdidos. 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 and dance. 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.

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

TANGO . . . NADA MAS 6137 N. Northwest Highway: Argentine tango dance club. Saturdays, 10 PM, Joaquin Amenabar. 773-792-2099.

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

classical

AMELIA TRIO with pipa soloist Wei Yang (Beethoven, Daqun, Ran, Ravel). Fri 1/19, 8 PM, and Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

ATHENAEUM ENSEMBLE in a program about "romanticism revisited" (Beethoven, Busoni, Schumann). Works of painter Gerhard Richter will be considered in an introductory discussion and a postconcert Art Institute tour. Sun 1/21, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BACH DANCING AND DYNAMITE SOCIETY features "art installations and conversations with the audience" in its performance of chamber music (Martinu, Rorem, Brahms, Bach). Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

RACHEL BARTON violin, in a free recital. Wed 1/24, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN, KIM BEGLEY, DAVID CANGELOSI, MARK D. DOSS, CATHERINE MALFITANO, AND OTHERS perform operatic music, jazz, and show tunes, and the Stu Hirsh Orchestra plays dance music in a black-tie "Fantasy of the Opera Gala." Fri 1/19, 6:30 PM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-332-2244, ext. 5685.

DUSAN BOGDANOVIC guitar, in a program of his own compositions. Sun 1/28, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

BRENTANO STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Wuorinen, Beethoven). Sun 1/28, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

BURNHAM STRING QUARTET (Debussy, Mendelssohn). Sun 1/21, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-1445.

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER (Schubert, Brahms, Meyer). Fri 1/26, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

CHICAGO CAMERATA performs on period instruments (J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach, Buxtehude, Schütz). Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, First St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. Sun 1/21, 3:30 PM, Christ Church Chapel, 470 Maple, Winnetka. 847-475-8122.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with narrator Bill Kurtis in a "presentation of dinosaurs, elephants, and chamber music" (Adolphe, Poulenc). Sun 1/21, 11 AM and 1 PM, James Simpson Theater, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Bart Bradfield conducts a multicultural program. Sat 1/27, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore, the Sones de Mexico Ensemble, and the Chicago Children's Choir (Beethoven, Sibelius, Smith, Leone, Baker). Mon 1/22, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sat 1/20 and Tue 1/23, 8 PM, Michael Gielen, conductor, with pianist Zoltan Kocsis (Mahler, Liszt, Kurtag, Schubert). Tue 1/25, Fri 1/26, and Sat 1/27, 8 PM, and Sun 1/28, 3 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with pianist Emanuel Ax (Benjamin, Mozart, R. Strauss, Beethoven). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with oboist Alex Klein, flutist Mathieu Dufour, and mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley (Berio, Ran, Benjamin, Ligeti). Wed 1/24, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND SYMPHONY CHORUS Duaine Wolfe conducts a family concert featuring the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago (Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Handel, Mendelssohn, Copland, Hovhaness, and others). Sat 1/27, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Michael Gielen conducts Mahler's Symphony no. 5. Free admission; advance tickets required. Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 1/20 and Sat 1/27, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

RACHEL COBB, LORI ANN FULLER, DARA RAHMING, RICHARD KNAPP sopranos and baritone, perform in a benefit for the Chicago Fine Arts

Society Emerging Artists Fund (Gershwin, Puccini, Bizet, and others). Program also includes presentation of the Illinois Council of Orchestras annual awards. Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, Alliance Francaise de Chicago, 54 W. Chicago. 312-649-9310 or 312-337-1070.

RONALD COMBS AND PHYLLIS HURT baritone and soprano, with vocalists Kathy Cowan, Patricia Deckert, Sasha Gerritson, Daniel Kane, and others in a program of music by Gilbert and Sullivan. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD (Schober, Kellogg, Eberhard, Putz, Rzewski). See Critic's Choice. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with soprano Anne Runolfsson and tenor Craig Schulman in a pops concert. Sat 1/20, 8 PM, and Sun 1/21, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ENCORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Rossen Milanov and Federico Cortese, conductors, with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Sinfonietta (Stravinsky, Mozart, Ravel, Beethoven), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor (Copland, Sibelius, Mozart). Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/19, 12:10 PM, Chicago Camerata. Fri 1/26, 12:10 PM, flutist Anita Miller-Rieder. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/21, 2-5 PM, new-music concert featuring music and compositions of Jim Bower, Elliott Carter, Paul Failla, Tom Farrell, George Flynn, Joseph Francavilla, Gregory Hamilton, Charles Ives, Jeffrey Kowalkowski, Jesse Langen, Charles Lipp, Jennifer Marx, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Patricia Morehead, Nicholas Papador, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Zach Seldess, and Toru Takemitsu. 773-878-5552.

ROSE GUCCIONE AND STUART LIETCH soprano and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Ravel, Berlioz). Free admission. Wed 1/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE performs baroque music on period instruments (Telemann, Hume, Couperin). Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine, Winnetka. 847-441-3400, ext. 19.

JENNIFER KOH violin, in a free recital. Fri 1/26, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SANG MEE LEE violin, in a free concert (Beethoven, Waxman). Fri 1/19, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 1/20, Tue 1/23, and Fri 1/26, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Daniela Dessi, tenor Marcello Giordani, and bass Ruggero Raimondi (Puccini, Tosca). Wed 1/24 and Sat 1/27, 7:30 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Rockwell Blake, baritone Dwayne Croft, and mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova (Rossini, The Barber of Seville). 312-332-2244.

SAMUEL MAGAD and others in a free concert (Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Debussy, Grier). Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA AND STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis and Clark Chaffee conduct a free concert. Sun 1/21, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Thomas Wikman, conductor, with soprano Maria Kanyova in a program of Italian baroque music (Vivaldi, Boccherini). Sun 1/21, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 1/22, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-551-1414.

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents soprano Amy Conn and pianist Roderick Ferguson in a free concert (Faure, Tailleferre, Poulenc). Mon 1/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianists Fred and Marina Hammond (Kozeluh, Schnittke, Haydn, Brahms). Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky). Sat 1/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM,

Evanston Chamber Ensemble with

violinist Nisanne Howell and violist Lawrence Neuman (Schubert, Faure, Franck). Sun 1/21, 7:30 PM, violinists Robert Chen, Russell Hershow, Blair Milton, and Yuan-Qing Yu, violists

Li-Kuo Chang and Robert Swan,

and cellists Stephen Balderston and Brant Taylor (Shostakovich, R.

Strauss, Enescu). Preconcert talks by

festival performers are presented at 6:15 PM. 847-467-4000.

KATHERINE PARDEE organ (Tinel, Jongen, Franck, Bach). Sun 1/21, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PROTEGE CONCERTO COMPETITION features members of the Protege Philharmonic competing to solo with the orchestra. Sun 1/21, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521 or 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 1/20 and Sat 1/27, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with violinist Drostan Hall and soprano Barbara Rock (Sammartini, Bellini, Finzi, Mozart). Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

ROBERT SHANNON AND HAEWON SONG perform duo piano music of George Crumb and others. Sun 1/28, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with tubaist Gene Pokorny and the Momenta Performing Arts Company in a family concert (Kleinsinger, Mussorgsky). Sun 1/21, 3:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:45 PM), Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with the Oak Park and River Forest Children's Chorus, Heritage Chorale, and others in the world premiere of James Kimo Williams's A Symphony of Place, Celebrating Fair Housing and Diversity in Oak Park, Illinois. Sat 1/27, 7 PM, Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-358-5693.

THOMAS AND BEULAH Pianist Ursula Oppens, soprano Cynthia Haymon, and others perform Amnon Wolman's song cycle. See Critic's Choice. Sat 1/20 and Sun 1/21, 4 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

TONONI ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms). Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

TRIO SETTECENTO (Bach, Rameau, Leclair, Buxtehude). Sat 1/27, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE AND JAVANESE GAMELAN in a free concert (Harrison, Hunter, Tobin, Whitmer). Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Haydn, Vaughan Williams). Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO VOCAL SHOWCASE Free concert. Thu 1/25, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Beethoven, Debussy, D. Scarlatti, Bartok, Chopin). Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500. Sun 1/28, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

LAURI VASAR baritone, with pianist Richard Boldrey in a free recital (Rachmaninoff, Ravel, R. Strauss). Sun 1/21, 2 PM, Green Room, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 847-234-1125.

VERMEER QUARTET (Schubert, Kurtag, Beethoven). Sun 1/21, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture and discussion at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

CHARLES VERNON bass trombone, with pianist Andrea Swan (Frumrie, Ewazen, Williams, and others). Mon 1/22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

LUKAS VONDRACEK piano, in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Smetana, Martinu, and others). Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5170.

RENEE WILSON harp, with pianist Rokas Zubovas (Debussy, Salzedo, Handel). Fri 1/26, noon, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

YI-GILLHAM-KIM PIANO TRIO in a free concert (Haydn, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich). Sun 11/21, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

DAVID YONAN violin, in a free recital. Mon 1/22, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

YOUTH CHAMBER CHOIR OF ST. PETERSBURG Julia Khutoretskaya, conductor. Sat 1/27, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

fairs & festivals

JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO JAZZ FAIR 2001 Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: Thu 1/25, 6 PM, poet Sonia Sanchez with Niki Mitchell, Harrison Bankhead & Michael Zerang; 7:30 PM, Dave Douglas's Charms of the Night Sky Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Fri 1/26, 6:30-11:30 PM, Kurt Elling, Von Freeman, Manodharma Trio, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues, Stop Time Ensemble with Maggie Brown, Orbert Davis, David Young, Maurice Brown, T.S. Galloway, Steve Berry, John Watson, Charles Heath, Marlene Rosenberg & Ken Chaney. 312-427-1676.

miscellaneous

AFTER QUARTET accompanies the silent film The Man Without a World; free admission. Sat 1/27, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CAPITOL STEPS Musical political comedy. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, and Sat 1/20, 5 and 8 PM (8 PM show sold out), North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, 2-5 PM, "Sounds for the Seniors" hosted by DJ Gil Daspit. 773-373-6292.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wed 1/24, 8 PM, "Hoot Night: Secrets and Lies." 773-525-2508.

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