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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

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

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.

DOLLY VARDEN performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 2/2, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

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

FEAR FACTORY, KITTIE, UNION UNDERGROUND, SLAVES ON DOPE, BOY HITS CAR All-ages show. Wed 1/31, 5 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

FERTILE GROUND, FRESH VOICE, MESSIANIC SONS "Music and Spoken Word in Historical Perspective" benefit for Learning Academy for Special Education. Fri 2/2, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-731-1733.

FOREVER PLAID SING-ALONG Audience members are invited to sing along during a performance of the musical Forever Plaid. Sun 2/4, 7 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 or 312-902-1500.

GALACTIC, LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE, LAKE TROUT Fri 2/2, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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

MARIA HINES & DAVID KEMPER Free performance. Sat 1/27, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

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.

KID ROCK, FUEL, BUCKCHERRY Fri 2/2, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

LAST POETS, FERTILE GROUND "Music and Spoken Word in Historical Perspective" benefit for Learning Academy for Special Education. Sat 2/3, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-731-1733.

M.O.T.O. Free in-store performance. Sat 2/3, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MADDY'S MIXERS Social dance with swing, disco, and Latin music. Sat 2/3, 10 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM), Goldie's Dance Studio, Post no. 791, 1435 Pfingsten, Northbrook. 847-733-8481.

MASCOTT See Spot Check; free concert. Thu 2/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

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.

DAVE PAVKOVIC & GRIFFIN RODRIGUEZ perform an onstage soundtrack during Lookingglass Theatre's production of Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day. Thu 2/1 through Sat 2/3, 8 PM, and Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn. 773-477-8088.

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.

PYRAMIDS OF PENIS Bijou Boys Cabaret performances themed on the "sexual dynasties of Egypt." Fridays and Saturdays, midnight, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

ELLEN ROSNER BAND Free in-store performances. Fri 1/26, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Thu 2/1, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Wed 1/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, 9 PM, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks (see Spot Check). Wednesdays, 8 PM, Corn Meal. Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Harmony Riley, Rosenbergs, Cane Corso. Sat 2/3, 9 PM, Waco Brothers, Cash Audio. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 2/1, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies (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 1/26, Roller Dome, Susanna Hollywood & the Squares, B.J. O'Malley. Sat 1/27, Hammerlane, Void Where Prohibited. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 1/31, Fetch, Cedarcase. Thu 2/1, Viery Peel, Earshot. Fri 2/2, "Russian Rock Madness" with Chernetski, Chizh, Raznye Lyudi, Multivitamins. Sat 2/3, Butterfat Mastermind, Stuntcat, Ethyline. Sun 2/4, 8 PM, Los Shut Up, Herc. 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. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/26, Hired Goons, Anything But Weasel, Tommy John Surgery. Sat 1/27, Turnerjoy, Plane, Sugarfried Super O's. Thu 2/1, Egnaro, Spinshine, Israel. Fri 2/2, Daggers, Don't Look Down, Glory Whores. Sat 2/3, Juniper, Clip. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 1/31, DJ 3D. Sat 2/3, Misstress Barbara, Bear Who? 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 1/26, Funk Giants. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, DJ Free Associate. Thursdays, DJ Joe Schmoe. 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. Fri 2/2, 9:30 PM, Wes Hollywood Show. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 1/26, Timeless. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 2/2, Four Letter Story. Sat 2/3, Simple Simon. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/26, Freekbass. Sat 1/27, Jack Straw. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: 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 1/27, Nora O'Connor. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Fri 1/26, 9 PM, I Decline, Overtone, Plan B. 708-499-4140.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. 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. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Ronnie. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 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. 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, reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/26, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, Framing Amy. Sat 1/27, Urb, Calico Cats. Fri 2/2, West of Rome, Hot Tub Bob. Sat 2/3, the Gruv, Heavy Weather. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/26 through Mon 1/29, Lil' Malcolm & the Houserockers. Tue 1/30 through Sun 2/4, Lil' Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. 847-520-4800.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/27, Moods. Sat 2/3, JP & the Cats. 847-952-8555.

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/26, Maggie Speaks, the Good Word. Sat 1/27, 10:30 PM, Shimmering, Garbo Swag. Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, DJs spin. Sun 2/4, Pistolero, Mexican Cheerleader, Callaghan, Role Models. 773-327-1662.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 1/29, 10 PM, Bodenstandig 2000, 8-bit Construction Set, Beige Soft Rock DJ Squad with Rudy Tardy/Dwayne Delario/Bitch Ass Darius, Bob & Ray_rod. 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Johnny Rodgers; 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Morgan Sturges; 10:30 PM, Job Christenson & Gino DeLuca. Thu 2/1, 8 PM, Elaine Dame. Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Michael Whelan. Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. 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 1/28, Mullet DJ Eli spins Frank Zappa. Mon 1/29, Ladies of Victory Records DJs spin punk. Tue 1/30, DJ Dread Not Scott. Thu 2/1, DJ Kris spins northern soul. Sun 2/4, DJs Pete & Mark. 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 1/26, 10 PM, the Sea & Cake, Bride of No No, Magas. Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Disengage, Bunker Hill, Buzzhorn, Mourning Glory. Mon 1/29, 9 PM, Sleeping at Last, Blind Rivot Season, Volta Do Mar, Boys Like to Scare You. Wed 1/31, 9 PM, Behold! The Living Corpse (see Spot Check), Cooler by the Lake, Peralta. Thu 2/1, 9 PM, Gelheads, Serum, Headspace, Mourning Glory. Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Honey Dogs, Hot Dog City, Asher Love. 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 levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/27, 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 1/26, Only Sons. Sat 1/27, Libido Funk Circus. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/2, Red Pop Theory. Sat 2/3, Complication. 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 1/26, Copperminds, Spinshine. Sat 1/27, American English (Beatles tribute band). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, U.R.B. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 2/2, Reboot. Sat 2/3, Core. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/26, 10 PM, Kurt Neumann, Joe Armstrong. Sat 1/27, 9 PM, 029, Walking Man, Exo, Gayle Ritt, Tina. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Mon 1/29, 9:15 PM, Mike Grill, Tony Lucca. Tue 1/30, 9 PM, So Far, Mainstreet Breakdown, Deliquent Seven. Wed 1/31, 9:15 PM, Steve Kouba, Jacobsen Organ. Thu 2/1, Ethan Kaulas, Leah Galyean. Fri 2/2, Sagtown Hustlers, Grasshopper, Bilhouse. Sat 2/3, Soul Food, Israel, Postfader. 773-549-5549.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/26, Ribbon Effect, Tiny Hairs (see Spot Check), Fatalists, DJ Disbelieve. Sat 1/27, the Go, Dishes, Tijuana Hercules. Mon 1/29, Honor System, Vida Blue, With Your Shield or On It. Thu 2/1, Tom Daily (see Spot Check), Elizabeth Elmore, T. Duggins. Fri 2/2, Songs: Ohia, Panoply Academy Legionnaire, Marmoset, Dave Fischoff. Sat 2/3, Isotope 217, Chicago Underground Duo. Sun 2/4, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Dante Cafagna. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Wed 1/31, "Therapy" DJs spin with percussionist Leddie Garcia & DJ Oscar McMillan. 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/26, pianist Abi Demirgian. Fri 2/2, Randy Amundsen. 847-718-9272.

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-4 AM nightly, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/26, 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; no cover. Fri 1/26, Maryann & the Professors. Sat 1/27, Sister Envy. Wed 1/31, Hare. Thu 2/1, Exceptions. Fri 2/2, Alex & the All-Stars. Sat 2/3, Smalls. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays and Saturdays, 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 1/26, 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. Thu 2/1, 7 PM, Stargazer, Apartment, Novasonicdownhyperspace. Fri 2/2, 6 PM, Reach the Sky, Drowning Man, Darkest Hour, Movielife. Sat 2/3, 5 PM, Off Yourself, Bump 'n' Uglies, Daggers, Textbook. Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Amadou Diallo memorial show with Lawrence Arms, Supersleuth, Thursday, Munition, ShuttleCocks, Tomsawyer, Indecisives (benefits Human Rights Watch). 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys. 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.

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.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Wed 1/31, 9:30 PM, Bryter (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FULL MOON BAR & GRILL 113 S. Batavia, Batavia: Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Voodoo Kings. 630-406-9891.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. 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 1/29, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/26, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough; 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 1/29, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 1/30, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 1/31, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. 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. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 773-871-4210.

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

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM, acoustic jam session. 773-296-9700.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/26, Gareth Woods. Sat 1/27, Mos Isley, Beatnik Turtle. Fri 2/2, Scarlet Life, You're Pretty. Sat 2/3, Calico Cats, Steepwater Band, Wingnuts. 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 1/26, 11 PM, Seven Four Slide, Turnerjoy. Saturdays, midnight, DJ V. Thu 2/1, 10 PM, Split-Habit, Sweatergirl, Mike. 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Female Artists and Bands showcase hosted by Jill Dawson with Temple, Ripley Caine, and Antje. Sat 2/3, 10:30 PM, Nomad Planets, Mark Sheehy (benefit for the American Indian Center). 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/26, 10 PM, Bosco & Jorge. Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Vortis. Mon 1/29, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Sadies. Thu 2/1, Puerto Muerto. 773-227-4433.

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

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/26, Rico. Sat 1/27, Cats Under the Stars. Fri 2/2, Hoochie Suit, Seers Poncho. Sat 2/3, Entrinzic, Swerve. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/26, 8 PM, "Equal Footing/Earing" features dance performances and music with Ancient Greeks, TV Pow, and Rebecca Gates (see Spot Check); 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 Ancient Greeks, TV Pow, and Rebecca Gates (see Spot Check); 10:30 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Wed 1/31, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew with Evelyn Weston & Her Musical Saw, Flamenco Arts Center Dancers & others. Thu 2/1, 8 PM, the Silver Measure with pianist Paul Giallorenzo accompany 16-millimeter films. Fri 2/2, 9 PM, J. Davis Trio, Baldwin Brothers. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/26, Teena Marie, Alex Ortiz, DJ Diego. Sat 1/27, Teena Marie, Damon Williams, DJ Diego. Mon 1/29, 6:45 PM, Downset, Relative Ash, Factory 81, Pivot Man. Wed 1/31, Gorguts, Jungle Rot, Autumnal, Lord Blasphemer. Thu 2/1, .38 Special, the Buzz. Fri 2/2, 8:30 PM, Hello Dave, O.A.R. (sold out). Sun 2/4, 7 PM, O.A.R. (all-ages show). 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. Sat 1/27, Then Again, the Ruse. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 2/2, the Fixx. Sat 2/3, Dave & Rae. Sun 2/4, M.O.P., Diabolique, Almighty Dreadnaught, Teamstaz, Lacksidaisycal. 312-337-3486.

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

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/26, Tommy Mac. Sat 1/27, Frawd. Sun 1/29, Morgan Loothead. 773-248-3600.

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

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays 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.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Martin "Boogie Man" Luna. Saturdays, DJ Speed. 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/26, Nadas, Rooster. Sat 1/27, Flapjacks. Fri 2/2, Rebecca Statue. Sat 2/3, Matthew McBride, Red Team. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursdays, Cedarcase. 773-525-2422.f

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 Saturday nights. 773-373-1260.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. 773-489-3490.

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 1/26, White Label, Strain Busy Sky. Sat 1/27, Soulfix. Tue 1/30, 7:30 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wed 1/31, 9 PM, Barclay 3. Thu 2/1, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Sat 2/3, Gravey, Wishlist. Sun 2/4, Calico Cats. 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, Jevon Jackson. Sat 1/27, Frankie Feliciano, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sun 1/28, 8fatfat8, Peven Everett's Seance Divine, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, 7 PM, spoken word with Mental Graffiti; 10 PM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty. Tuesdays, DJs Michelle Musial, Dave Dobie, Rees Urban, Mel Hammond. 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 2/3, Kerri Chandler, Jerome Sydenham, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sun 2/4, Peven Everett with Seance Divine, DJs Brian G & Frique. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays. 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 1/26, Funkadesi with Hamid Drake. Sat 1/27, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Megasuperultra. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 2/1, 9:30 PM, "Big C Jamboree" rockabilly jam session (no cover.) Sat 2/3, Zen Tricksters. 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; DJs spin 80s disco after 8:30 PM Thursdays. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

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

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/26, 7 PM, North Mississippi All-Stars, Lucero. Sat 1/27, 6:30 PM, Hellshock, Headspace, Bender, Bigger Than You. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 2/1, 9 PM, Monkey Paw, Unibrow, Seventh Heaven, .22. Fri 2/2, 6:30 PM, Blank Theory, Colonel Stem, No One, Lollipop Lust Kill. Sat 2/3, 6:30 PM, Grand Theft Audio, Caviar, Diffuser, Dummy. Sun 2/4, 6:30 PM, Amazing Transparent Man, Hysterics, Spitalfield, Close Enough. 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.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/3, Puta-pons, the Motion, Forcefield UK, Gapers Delay. 773-486-7774.

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 1/26, 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. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/26, Kimi Hayes. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 2/2, Urban Hillbilly Quartet. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Curt Caris & DVS. Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs Curt Caris & Chris Thomasone. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 1/26, 10 PM, Plad, La Makita Soma. Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Bucky Dent, Wonsers, Lucid; DJs Alo & I-ron spin late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 1/29, 9 PM, Ghettobillies (no cover). Tuesdays, "Spheres of Influence" with Porno & Silicon. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 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.

O'MALLEY'S 6345 W. Belmont: Sat 2/3, 9 PM, I Decline, Banana Sac, Milkplow. 773-237-5454.

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.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/26, Bible of the Devil, Peralta, Hello Operator. Sat 1/27, Creepy D. Fri 2/2, Dorks. Sat 2/3, Royal Brown, Glow Bugs. 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 1/26, Cantina with Matt Weber & Nora O'Connor. 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. 773-252-7767.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. 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, Slave Ship. 773-276-9730.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly on two floors. Mondays, open turntables. 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: Sat 2/3, 10:30 PM, Lubbock. 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 1/26, 10 PM, Mason Jennings, Waterworks, Disaster Action Team. Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Susan Werner; 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Mary Janes. Tue 1/30, 9 PM, Zelienople, Chapter F, Blake Zweig. Wed 1/31, 9 PM, Rocket Science, Uniform, Spa Lounge. Thu 2/1, 9 PM, Red Elephant, Mascott (see Spot Check), Sur La Mer. Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Slobberbone, Deathray Davies. Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Push Stars, Spymob, Howie Day. Sun 2/4, 8 PM, Rockwell Church, Beki Hemingway. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. 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. Sat 1/27, Roots Rock Society. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/2, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/26, Dimok, Lauter Ton, Third Stage. Sat 1/27, Sundog, Soulfinger. Sat 2/3, Mindshaft. 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. Sat 1/27, 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 1/26, 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 1/26, Pro & Con, D'z Nutz, Divinity. Sat 1/27, DJs Charles Siegling, Dave Siska & Sabeo. Thu 2/1, 9 PM, Artful Dodgers, Starving Artists, Athletic Mic League, Frontline, Old Type Star, Pugsly Adams. Fri 2/2, Crash Poet, Infamous. Sat 2/3, Echosend, Bob's Your Uncle. 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 1/26, Cameron McGill, Tom Case. Sat 1/27, Upsy Daisy, Melaniejane. Sun 1/28, 7 PM, Greg Klyma, Julie Frost, Dale Petersohn. Mon 1/29, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Marlon. Wed 1/31, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Mark Sheehy with the Delafields & Beverly Aeita. Fri 2/2, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Ellen Rosner. 773-929-3680.

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

UNION TAVERN 2858 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/27, Rock Bottom. 773-755-9870.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/26, Wristband, Trace, 77. Sat 1/27, 2000 Attractions Productions show with Elbow, Brown Odds. Sundays, DJ Black Russian spins drum 'n' bass. 773-871-7799.

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

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

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: Sundays, 10 PM-4 AM, "Soul Casa" with DJs Paul Johnson, Glenn Underground, Vic Lavendar; in the VIP Room, DJs Subzero, Phonic Bombers, Delphi, Justin Reed. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Slip Monkey. Sat 2/3, Generations. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/26, Remedy, Dreaming Tree. Sat 1/27, Chris Shaffer, Bottle of Justus. Wed 1/31, Hello Mr. Arthur. Fri 2/2, Blue Marvin, Serilian. Sat 2/3, Sister Child, Trading Brains. 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.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mon 1/29, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/26, Jimbo-Delta. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/26, Aswah Greggori, Michael Black. Sat 1/27, Innocent, Gizzae. Sun 1/28, Innocent. Mondays, Ad Agency Jam Session followed by DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 1/31, Andrea. Thu 2/1, Dansika. Fri 2/2, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Sat 2/3, Zeleke, Michael Black, Deals Gone Bad (Bob Marley tribute). Sun 2/4, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 7:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (2/1 with Dylan Rice & James Kessler). 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: Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, DJ Max Salpetrier. Wednesdays, DJs Spin & Lee Farmer. Thursdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Kenny Carvajal. 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

MARK BUERSCHAPER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

THE CROSSING Fri 2/2, 7:30 PM, Cafe Eutychus, Edgebrook Evangelical Covenant Church, 6355 N. Spokane. 773-763-4230.

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

ARLO GUTHRIE Sold out. 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.

ANNE HILLS & NANCY WALKER Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

KELLY HOGAN & ANDREW BIRD with Andy Hopkins and Nora O'Connor. Free concert. Thu 2/1, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

RHUBARB Free performance. Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

OWANA SALAZAR, GEORGE KAHUMOKU & DANIEL HO perform as part of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival. Sat 2/3, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SMALL POTATOES Sat 2/3, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

41ST ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

WEAVERMANIA Sun 2/4, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, 9 PM, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks (see Spot Check). Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Corn Meal. Thu 2/1, 9 PM, Salthill Mines. 773-478-4408.

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 1/27, Nora O'Connor. Sun 1/28, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 2/3, Keith Baumann's Honky Tonk Special. 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 1/31, DJ Evil Daniel spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, David Allan Coe. 773-489-3160.

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 1/26, Fast Eddie. Sat 1/27, Dave Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 2/2, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 2/3, Seamus O'Kane & friends. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 1/30, 8 PM, open stage with Richard Burnett & Ron Lazzeretti, Famous Brothers. Wed 1/31, 8:30 PM, Peter Tork & James Lee Stanley. 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: Mon 1/29, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Sadies. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 1/28, 5 PM, Odd Assortment. 312-362-9707.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/2, Famous Brothers, Peterbilts. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 1/29, 9 PM, Jim DeWan, Brendan Bulger & Aileen Dillane. 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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/27, Tricia Alexander. Sundays, 4 PM, songwriter circle hosted by Al Day. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 2/2, Urban Hillbilly Quartet. 773-743-3355.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 2/3, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Susan Werner. 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 1/26, Susan Smentek & Keith Baumann. Fri 2/2, Kat Eggleston. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 1/26, Cameron McGill, Tom Case. Sun 1/28, 7 PM, Greg Klyma, Julie Frost, Dale Petersohn. Wed 1/31, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Mark Sheehy with the Delafields & Beverly Aeita. 773-929-3680.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/27, 9 PM, Aerin Tedesco, Libby Reed, Julie Taylor, and Laura MacRae. Tuesdays, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. Thursdays, acoustic open mike with Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

OSCAR BROWN JR., JOHN WORK CHORALE "Music and Spoken Word in Historical Perspective" benefit for Learning Academy for Special Education. Sun 2/4, 4 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-731-1733.

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.

BAR LOUIE 47 W. Polk: Fri 2/2, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-347-0000.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Thu 2/1, 11 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesdays, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Thursdays and Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 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 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 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 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Eddie C. Campbell. Sun 1/28, New Orleans Beau. Mon 1/29, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/30, Vino Louden. Wed 1/31, Rockin' Johnny. Thu 2/1, J.W. Williams. Fri 2/2, Joanna Connor. 773-528-1012.

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

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 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). Mondays, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 1/30, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Wed 1/31, Dave Specter. Thu 2/1, Eddie C. Campbell. Fri 2/2, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Brother John, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Sat 2/3, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 10 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Mike Wheeler. Sun 2/4, the Buzz. 312-427-0333.

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

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Band. Sun 1/28 and Thu 2/1, 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 1/26, 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. 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.

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 1/26, Larry Garner. 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.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 1/27, Paul Kolodny. 630-393-1247.

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 1/31, 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. Fri 1/26, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/27, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Tue 1/30, 8:30 PM, Pistol Pete (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 2/3, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns 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 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 1/30, Joe Moss Band. Wed 1/31, Phil Armetta Band. Thu 2/1, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Fri 2/2, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 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. Fri 1/26 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.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Kenny Neal, 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 2/1, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Sugar Blue. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 312-566-0555.

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sun 2/4, noon, "Best Wing Festival" with Cadillac Dave & His Chicago Red Hots (benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society). 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/26, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sat 1/27, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Fri 2/2, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 2/3, Calvin Harrington & Crew. 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 1/27, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 2/3, Danny Draher. 773-252-1155.

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

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/27, Rockin' Johnny. Thu 2/1, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 2/3, Ken Saydak Trio. 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. Sat 2/3, 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 1/26, 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. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. Wednesdays, King Corey, Carl Weathersby. Thursdays, A.C. Reed, Masheen Company. 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 1/26, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Band. Sat 1/27, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. 773-342-0452.

SAMMY K'S 335 N. McLean, South Elgin: Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-695-6666.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. 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 1/26, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 1/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 1/31, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 2/1, 3:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 312-441-9334.

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.

jazz

concerts

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.

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.

OSCAR BROWN JR., JOHN WORK CHORALE "Music and Spoken Word in Historical Perspective" benefit for Learning Academy for Special Education. Sun 2/4, 4 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-731-1733.

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.

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. See Critic's Choice on the Manodharma Trio. Fri 1/26, 6:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

ENGLEWOOD JAZZ BAND Free concert focuses on the musical history of the Englewood community with composer Ernest Dawkins and historian Dr. Timuel Black. Sat 2/3, 3 PM, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 773-651-7563.

MIKE FERRO Free in-store concert. Sat 2/3, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

ANDREW KAPSALIS TRIO Free performance. Sat 2/3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

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

MICHAEL KOCOUR TRIO with George Fludas and Ed de Hass; tribute to Miles Davis. Fri 1/26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Free in-store performances. Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471. Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

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

HOWARD LEVY Fri 1/26, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-667-1618 or 773-583-4050.

LEWIS BROTHERS QUARTET WITH GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK Benefit for the New Life Women's and Children's Shelter (free-will offering). Sun 2/4, 4 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 847-446-7777.

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

REGINALD T. McCANTS TRIO Free concert. Mon 1/29, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

ANTHONY MOLINARO WITH THE CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA performs George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. On the same program, Eric Schneider & the Chicago Jazz Orchestra perform a tribute to Sonny Stitt. Sun 2/4, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947 or 312-747-4850.

GREG PASENKO Free admission. Tue 1/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RED ROSE RAGTIME JAZZ BAND Sun 2/4, 4 and 7 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

DAN SAURA QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sat 1/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

SOUND & THE FURY Swing dance concert. Fri 1/26 and Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS AND CHILDREN'S CHORUS perform songs by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Uzee Brown Jr., Keith Hampton, John Leavitt, M. Mwembulongo, Stevie Wonder, and others; Keith Hampton and Ina Allen, conductors. Free admission. Sat 2/3, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3145.

DON STIERNBERG Jazz mandolinist. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

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

WHITE BEAR HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS Free concert. Fri 2/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. 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 1/31, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 2/1, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 2/2, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman 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 1/26 through Mon 1/29, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Thu 2/1 through Sun 2/4, Brian Danzy. 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 1/31, 8 PM, Paul Abella 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 2/1, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. 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: Fri 1/26, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 2/2, 9 PM, Tony Smith. Sun 2/4, 5:30 PM, Buddy Charles. 847-647-8282.

CHEZ TAM CAFE 4054 N. Lincoln: French Senegalese restaurant. Fridays, Glawdys & Charlie. Sat 1/27 and Wednesdays, Yves Francois Band. 773-935-7867 or 773-935-7849.

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.

EDGEWATER BEACH CAFE 5545 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 5:30-8 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark Five. Wed 1/31, After Quartet. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Fri 1/26, 9 PM, Equinox 5. Sundays, Bopzilla. Wednesdays, Jazz Hippies Power Trio. 773-973-2233.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 2/1, 8 PM, Spats & His Dixie Cats (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 1/27, Trio Du Jour. Sat 2/3, Matt Erion Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 1/27, Airborne. Sat 2/3, Jazz Vertigo. 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 2/4, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. 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 with music at 8 PM. Sat 1/27, Edward Crow Band. Fri 2/2, Equinox 5. Sat 2/3, Robert Minal Duo. 773-256-1570.

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: Sat 1/27, 10 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sun 1/28, 8 PM, Martin Bany Trio (no cover). Mon 1/29, 8 PM, Beba Quartet (no cover). Wed 1/31, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 2/1, 9 PM, Bob Perna & Persistance. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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. Mon 1/29, 9 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 1/31, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 2/2, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. 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 1/26, 10:30 PM, Discopoetry with Khari B., Mwata Bowden's Sound Spectrum. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 2/3, 9 PM, Astrud Gilberto. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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. Thu 2/1 through Sun 2/4, Larry Coryell Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Tue 1/30, 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.

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. 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 1/26 and Sat 1/27, Two for Brazil. Tue 1/30, Dan Cray. Wed 1/31, Two for Brazil. 312-649-5874.

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

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 1/26, Sat 1/27, Fri 2/2, and Sat 2/3, 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 1/26, Tim Green Trio. Sat 1/27, Mark Colby Trio. Wed 1/31, Marshall Vente Trio. Fri 2/2, Toni Moore Trio. Sat 2/3, Jeff Marx Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

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

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Thu 2/1, 10 PM, Shelton/Dibblee Quartet. Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Dave Rempis/Todd Munnik/Kent Kessler/Tim Daisy, Rosenberg Skronktet. Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Fred Lonberg-Holm/Josh Abrams/Jeff Park-er/Michael Zerang, White Blue Yellow & Clouds. Sun 2/4, 9 PM, Eric Roth Trio, Jeb Bishop with Jason Roebke & Michael Zerang. 773-728-5010.

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

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

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/26, Paul Vornhagen Quartet. Mondays, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hildebrand Trio. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Ron Perillo Trio. 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. Sun 2/4, Bruce Mak Quartet. 773-486-9862.

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 1/26, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Greg Sergo Quartet. Sat 1/27, Von Freeman Quartet. Mon 1/29, Fareed Haque & Elizabeth Conant. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 2/1, Doug Lawrence Quartet. Fri 2/2, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Alejo Poveda Quartet. Sat 2/3, Elijah Levi Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/26, Rankinfyle. Sat 1/27, Ken Chaney Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Fri 2/2, Mark Madsen Trio. Sat 2/3, Redd Holt 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 2/1, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 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 1/27, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wed 1/31, Eric Allen 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 1/26, Damon Short Quartet. Sat 1/27, Sidney Miller Right Connections Band. 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 2/1, Andy Goodrich & the Chicago Afrocentric Quintet. 312-791-9050.

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

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

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

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

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

LA PE--A Latin music showcase with Hector Silveira & His Orchestra. Wed 1/31, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

THULA SIZWE South African a cappella group; free concert. Fri 2/2, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6569.

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. Sat 2/3, 7-10 PM, benefit for Lincoln Park Community Shelter with the Don Cagen Latin Jazz Quartet. 312-397-0600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 2/1, 9 PM, Orquesta Sabor, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 1/30, 9 PM, Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 1/31, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew with Evelyn Weston & Her Musical Saw, Flamenco Arts Center Dancers & others. Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Willie Con Cache Orquesta. Sun 2/4, 8 PM, Chucho Valdes Jr. Afro-Cuban Ensemble with Laksar Reese. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 2/3, 9 PM, Astrud Gilberto. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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.

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

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

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

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR AND BRASS ENSEMBLE Steven Alltop, conductor (Copland, Handel, and others). Sun 2/4, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert featuring violinist Almita Vamos (Vivaldi and others). Sat 2/3, 3 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Barber, Britten, Bridge). Sun 2/4, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL BENEFIT CONCERT features organist Richard Webster, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, tenor Tim Wells, and others in a benefit for Evanston's Bach Week Festival (Bach, Schickele, Hoiby, and others). Sun 2/4, 7:30 PM, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-236-0452.

KAREN BASRAK cello, in a free recital (Franck, Bach). Wed 1/31, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

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.

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

CHAOSMA New-music concert. Fri 1/26, 8 PM (free admission), Northern Illinois University, Lincoln Highway and Castle Drive, De Kalb. 815-753-1551. Sat 1/27, noon (free admission), Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Sun 1/28, 5 PM, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: 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). Thu 2/1 through Sat 2/3, 8 PM, William Eddins, conductor and piano (L. Boulanger, Faure, Franck, Milhaud, Antheil). 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 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.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 1/27 and Sat 2/3, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert featuring soprano Judith Raddue (R. Strauss, Holst). Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

BARRETT CRAWFORD baritone, in a free recital (Caccini, Tosti, Lowry, Mendelssohn, and others). Fri 2/2, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

DRESDEN STAATSKAPELLE ORCHESTRA Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts music of Richard Strauss. Wed 1/31, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts a concert performance of Puccini's La boheme. Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 N. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

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 1/26, 12:10 PM, flutist Anita Miller-Rieder. Fri 2/2, 12:10 PM, oboist Erica Burtner Anderson. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

TERESA KAY FREAM, ANN PALEN, TERRI VAN VALKINBURGH, WALTER PREUCIL, MARIA KANYOVA, AND PAMELA BULLOCK violins, viola, cello, soprano, and piano, in a free all-Verdi recital. Sun 1/28, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-8074.

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

ANDREA HOLLIDAY AND THOMAS WIKMAN soprano and piano, in a free concert (Mozart, Puccini, Faure, Poulenc). Thu 2/1, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

JULIA HUM, RICHARD KNAPP, AND AMY DOLAN soprano, baritone, and mezzo-soprano, in a free concert. Mon 1/29, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with harmonica soloist Howard Levy. Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-481-7774.

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

JANET KONEN-HICKEY soprano, in a free recital (Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok, Chopin). Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5560.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 1/26 and Wed 1/31, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Daniela Dessi, tenor Marcello Giordani, and bass Ruggero Raimondi (Puccini, Tosca). Sat 1/27, Mon 1/29, Thu 2/1, and Sat 2/3, 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.

OTIS MURPHY AND HARUKO MURPHY saxophone and piano, in a free concert. Sun 2/4, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez and Jon Warfel, conductors. Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-357-4019.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor, with trumpeters Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer (Gabrieli, Persichetti, Holst, Tchaikovsky). Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-842-6285 or 847-665-5011.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jeffrey Stirling, conductor, with horn soloist Gail Williams (Haydn, Mozart, Debussy). Thu 2/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Weill, Amram, Wagner, Mozart, Ticheli). Fri 2/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 1/27 and Sat 2/3, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

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.

ANDREA SOKOL-ALBERT piano, in a free recital (Faure, Ginastera). Mon 1/29, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

FREDERICK SWANN in a free organ recital. Sun 2/4, 4 PM, St. James Cathedral, Huron and Wabash. 312-751-6724.

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.

TAKACS STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Bartok, Beethoven). Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JACQUES THIBAUD TRIO in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven). Free admission. Wed 1/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

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 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.

MARK VALENTI piano. Sun 1/28, 2 PM (Beethoven, Debussy, D. Scarlatti, Bartok, Chopin), Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666. Thu 2/1, noon (free concert: Szymanowski, Bartok, Debussy, and others), Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHARLES VERNON tenor and bass trombone, with pianist Eric Ewazen in a free concert (Orr, Ewazen). Mon 1/29, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

WILLIAM WALSH AND SALVATORE SPINA trombone and piano, in a free concert (Ewazen, Lebedez, Hartley, Vaughan Williams). Sun 2/3, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

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.

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: Fri 1/26, 6:30 PM, John Campbell; 7 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues, Ensemble Stop Time with Maggie Brown; 7:45 PM, Manodharma Trio (see Critic's Choice); 9:10 PM, Bebop Brass with Orbert Davis, David Young, Maurice Brown, T.S. Galloway, Steve Berry, John Watson, Charles Heath, Marlene Rosenberg & Ken Chaney; 9:30 PM, Kurt Elling & Von Freeman. 312-427-1676.

41ST ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th: Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Jody Williams, Savoir Faire, Dwight Lamb, Paul & Joe Mullins, Kenny Baker, Louis Killen. Sat 2/3, 7:30 PM, Brighid Malone & Jim Terry, Pierre Schryer Band, Paul & Joe Mullins, Savoir Faire, Jody Williams, Kenny Baker. Sun 2/4, 6 PM, Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, Louis Killen, Dwight Lamb, Brighid Malone & Jim Terry, Pierre Schryer Band. 773-702-7300.

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.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/28, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" features music by Dave Flippo. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 2/1, 8 PM, the Silver Measure with pianist Paul Giallorenzo accompany 16-millimeter films. 312-362-9707.

OWANA SALAZAR, GEORGE KAHUMOKU & DANIEL HO perform as part of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival. Sat 2/3, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS AND CHILDREN'S CHORUS perform songs by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Uzee Brown Jr., Keith Hampton, John Leavitt, M. Mwembulongo, Stevie Wonder, and others; Keith Hampton and Ina Allen, conductors. Free admission. Sat 2/3, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3145.

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