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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ERYKAH BADU, MUSIQ, TALIB KWELI See Critic's Choice; sold out. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-431-2370 or 312-902-1500.

BARRAGE Fri 2/23, 8 PM, and Sat 2/24, 2 and 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

AARON CARTER, TIK N' TAK Wed 2/28, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Tue 2/27, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DECOY performs following theater performances by Theresa Sofianos & Thomas Yager-Madden and Regina Buccola. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

DJs FLOOD, BEZNICK, YK5GEO, SEQU3NC3 & DROOPY Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

DJs INTEL 1, THEO & ADAPT spin at the art exhibit "As Seen On Oprah." Sat 3/3, 7 PM, Association of Young Artists and Musicians of Oak Park, 1100 Lake, Oak Park. 708-848-9140.

FALLING ANGELS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/3, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

THE GOSSIP Free in-store performance. Fri 3/2, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

DON HENLEY, JILL SOBULE Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

HIP NOZ Free in-store concert. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LIQUID SOUL, RHYTHM CITY, CASOLANDO, SHAD SEN TRIO perform at the Blue Note Ball. Sat 2/24, 7 PM, Grand Ballroom, Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

MAP OF JULY Free in-store performance. Sat 2/24, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MATCHBOX TWENTY, EVERCLEAR, LIFEHOUSE Fri 3/2, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Benefit concert. Sat 2/24, 7 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

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

NADINE Free admission. Thu 3/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

NAKED & SHAMELESS Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

NEW YEAR Free in-store performance. Fri 3/2, 7 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

NOMAD PLANETS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PANTERA, SOULFLY, MORBID ANGEL, NOTHINGFACE Sat 3/3, 6:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5700 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE PAVKOVIC & GRIFFIN RODRIGUEZ perform an onstage sound track during Lookingglass Theatre's production of Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Sundays, 3 PM, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn. 773-477-8088.

PERSONS, HAPPY SUPPLY, CHRISTINE BACK, WINTER VACATION See Spot Check. Sat 2/24, 7 PM, Reynolds Club, University of Chicago, 5706 S. University. 773-684-2032 or 773-702-8424.

PHANTOM THREE performs at a reading with authors Jon Resh, Todd Dills, Brian Costello, and Joe Meno. Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

QUA 'DICTION Music and spoken word. Sat 2/24, 7 PM, South Chicago Fine Arts Center, 8845 S. Commercial. 773-734-9606.

RAFO'S INTERNATIONAL COMBO, TOMAI HIROKI perform at Carnival '01. Tue 2/27, 7 PM, International Arts Club, 2101 N. Humboldt. 773-862-5142.

RICK RECHT, GOSHEN WITH YANKEL TSIPMAN & THE SINAI MOUNTAIN BOYS Benefit for Oak Park Temple Capital Campaign Building Fund. Sat 3/3, 7:30 PM, Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion, 1235 N. Harlem, Oak Park. 708-386-3937.

CATHY RICHARDSON BAND, ALICE PEACOCK BAND Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SARAH RIDGE Free in-store performance. Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KRISTIN RONNE Free concert. Fri 2/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JESSE SCINTO & THE DIGNITARIES Free in-store performance. Fri 3/2, 6:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

STYLISTICS, DRAMATICS, CHI-LITES, DELFONICS, HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES Sat 2/24, 7 and 11 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TESLA Sold out. Fri 2/23, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TORBEN FLOOR performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 3/2, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

MARK TOWNSEND, CRUMAR PACO PATTERSON & JIMMY TILLMAN perform the music of Nat King Cole. Saturdays, 3 PM, and Sundays, 7:30 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-528-2428.

UMPHREY'S McGEE, DR. DIDG Sat 3/3, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

UNFORGETTABLE: THE NAT KING COLE STORY Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

AARON WILLIAMS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

WINTER BLANKET Free in-store performance. Fri 2/23, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Freakwater, Paulina Hollers. Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Lynyrd's Innards, Pistolero, Munition, 57 Theory. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Tue 2/27, 9 PM, Independent Media Urban Assault showcase with DJ Brian. 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.

ARENA SPORTS BAR 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Thu 3/1, 8:30 PM, Mr. Meyers. 630-832-3742.

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, "Departures" with DJ Andre Solaris. Saturdays, DJs Jimmie Page & Jeff Moyer. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. Fri 3/2, DJ Andre Solaris, DJ Lovebone, Paul Gressive. 312-266-2114.

AVALANCHE II 3 S 071 Rte. 59, Warrenville: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/24, Scramble. 630-393-3141.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Fridays, DJs spin funk, soul, and disco. Saturdays, DJs spin funk, soul, and acid jazz. Sundays, open jam. Mondays, Chris Bacchus spins funk. Tue 2/27, Angelo Hurricane. 773-348-3665.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, 1000 Vertical Feet. Sat 2/24, Fuglys. Sat 3/3, Smell Rock. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 2/23, Matthew, Dignin. Sat 2/24, Howie Kantoff, John Mathie, Sanoponic. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Soul of the Earth. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 2/28, Tippler Contingent, Buddha's Belly. Thu 3/1, Frizzy Lid, Walking Man. Fri 3/2, Braam, Gardenbower, Time Bomb Taxi. Sat 3/3, Tijuana Hercules. Sun 3/4, Punchy, Bleary. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM, Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus. Sat 2/24, 9:30 PM, Peccavi. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince. Mondays, DJ Boa. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wed 2/28, DJs Ralphi Rosario & Izzy spin disco. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Scarlet Life; midnight, DJ Nosmo, DJ Greg Haus. 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, DJ Slowride. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/23, Apartment, Your Mom SRO, Argon-Evolution. Sat 2/24, Area Man, Lucius War Baby, Nathan Payne. Thu 3/1, Stroller, Marina V., Second Hand Poets. Fri 3/2, Bizarro, Signalmen, Last Drag. Sat 3/3, Hypno Fugue, Chris Devins, Demilos. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Sat 2/24, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 2/28, DJ Empress. 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. 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.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23, Weeds. Sat 3/3, 1160. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/23, Miracle Orchestra. Sat 2/24, Lovehouse, Ed Burn. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Sat 2/24, Swank, Penny Dreadful. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 3/2, Ex-boyfriends. Sat 3/3, Nightride. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Mr. Blotto. Sat 2/24, Cats Under the Stars. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23, the Wave. 847-541-2500.

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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/23, Casey McDonough. Sat 2/24, Bryan Harrell. 847-256-8870.

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 2/24, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 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.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Lifeblood, Sugar, Soul's Demise. 708-499-4140.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, Artificial Flavor. Sat 2/24, Six Strings Down. Fri 3/2, Jostelen Weed. Sat 3/3, Stevie Starlite. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 3/3, American English (Beatles tribute band). 630-830-2565.

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 2/24, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM on two floors. 773-327-4646.

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

CLUB MATRIX 3300 W. 111th: Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Drop. 773-779-3033.

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 2/23, Phat Phunktion. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 3/2, Umbrella, Rolls. Sat 3/3, Blue New World, Dragon Fly. 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 2/23 and Sat 2/24, We're Late & We Smell Like Beer. 847-520-4800.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/24, R-Gang. Sat 3/3, Ultimate Party Band. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Union Underground, Dust for Life, Slaves on Dope. Sat 2/24, DJs spin. Sun 2/25, 5 PM, Penny & the Loafers, the Dog & Everything, Swizzle Tree, Close Enough, Retro Morning (all-ages show). Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 3/2, Johnny Socko, Urelians, Chris Coolidge. Sat 3/3, 5 PM, Propagandhi, Avail, J Church, Fabulous Disaster (all-ages); 11 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sun 3/4, 5 PM, Ignite, Straightfaced, Lawrence Arms, Wunder Years (all-ages show). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 2/23, Lifehouse, Swinging Lovehammers. Sat 2/24, Mr. Myers. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ spins 60s and 70s dance music. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 3/2, Schaffer Street. Sat 3/3, Rubber, Chicago Rush. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Fri 3/2, 10 PM, Voices. 847-706-1700.

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Michael Whelan. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. Mondays, 8 PM, Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kat Taylor. Thu 3/1, 8 PM, McKinley Carter. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Spider Saloff; 10:30 PM, Georgia DeFalco. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark. 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 2/25, DJ Chris Jern. Mon 2/26, DJ Delphine spins punk. Tue 2/27, DJ Dread Not Scott. Thu 3/1, DJ Girl Kris spins northern soul. Fri 3/2, DJ Tony spins music by Morrissey and the Smiths. Sat 3/3, Cash Audio. Sun 3/4, DJs Pete & Mark spin R&B. 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 2/23, 10 PM, New Duncan Imperials, Drapes, Woolworthy. Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Verbow, Tallulah, Summer Chance. Mon 2/26, 9 PM, Mad Trucker Gone Mad, Alto Heceta, Metropolis, Camus. Wed 2/28, 9 PM, Wish, Poundseven, Soulfix. Thu 3/1, 9 PM, Giant Step, Elizabeth Elmore & friends. Fri 3/2, 9 PM, Candy Snatchers, Hellbenders, Daggers, Hustler. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Doves, Strokes (sold out). 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 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 2/24, Animation (Rush tribute band). Sat 3/3, Elbow. 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 2/23, Evolution Band. Sat 2/24, Alex & the All Stars. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/2, Only Sons. Sat 3/3, Working Stiff. 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 2/23, Then Again. Sat 2/24, Zoso. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, U.R.B. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 3/2, Disfunktion, Retroman the DJ. Sat 3/3, Dogs Undecided, Downtime. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Java, Lyla Stone, Royal Brown. Sat 2/24, 10 PM, National Drag, Villains, Swerve. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Mon 2/26, God's Green Earth, Velvet Sun. Tue 2/27, 9 PM, D-Funct, Stuntcat, Stockboy. Wed 2/28, 9:15 PM, Rust, Kokapeli. Thu 3/1, Epicycle, Lofty Magnificent Box, Stu Remley. Fri 3/2, Ego Static, Kedvales, Voodoo Pilot. Sat 3/3, Blackmaker, Buzz Horn, Carraways, Then Again. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, Nighttime Lover. Sat 2/24, Cryin' Souls. Fri 3/2, the Blast. Sat 3/3, Empty Can Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Archer Prewitt, Bosco & Jorge, Winter Blanket. Sat 2/24, Chicago Underground Trio, All Rectangle, Designer. Sun 2/25, Jordan Zawideh, DJ Dumb American. Mon 2/26, 9 PM, Read Letter, Rectangle, Serum, Evergreen Trio. Thu 3/1, Lupine, Tenki, Sweeder, Che Arthur. Fri 3/2, Gossip, Evil Beaver, Star Death. Sat 3/3, Abilene, Canyon, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Sainte Chapelle. Sun 3/4, Tommie Sunshine, Ray Rod, 8-Bit Construction Set. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Wed 2/28, "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 2/23, 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 1799 S. Busse, Mt. Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/23, Decades. Sat 2/24, Seventh Heaven. Wed 2/28, Face Time. 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 in Club Mamalu at 9 PM. Fridays, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-3310.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 2/23, Christopher Robin, Andre Solaris. Sat 2/24, Bear Who?, Dave Ralph, Walsh & Sommer. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Happy Supply, Furnace St., National Splits, Boy Lion. Sat 2/24, 7 PM, Sig Transit Gloria, Tom Daily, Volenteers, Creature Comforts, Herc. Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Methadones, Yesterday's Kids, Leghounds, Mexican Cheerleader. Tue 2/27, 6 PM, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Link 80, Union 13, Backside; 10:30 PM, Soulfood, Ballistic. Wed 2/28, 8 PM, Death Cab for Cutie, Jealous Sound, And/Ors. Thu 3/1, 7 PM, Fire Show, Mishima. Fri 3/2, 7 PM, Grey AM, Benjamins, Notaword, Christianson. Sat 3/3, 7 PM, Runner, Hero of 100 Fights, Hacksaw, Inside 5 Minutes, Peralta, Mascots, Charm City Suicides. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Kevin Gordon, Riptones. Sat 2/24, 9:30 PM, Heartsfield (see Spot Check). Mon 2/26, 8 PM, Boozoo Chavis & His Magic Sounds. Tue 2/27, 6:30 PM, Roy Rubenstein's Chicago Hot Six, Ann Rabson, Boozoo Chavis & His Magic Sounds. Fri 3/2, 9:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Randy Weeks. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, open mike. Tue 2/27, Heavy Hitters. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Maggie Speaks. Sat 2/24, American English (Beatles tribute band). Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/2, Domestic Problems. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Wed 2/28, 10 PM, Midnights (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Garrett Lane, Nancy Connelly. Sat 2/24, Leroy Fix, Redneck Exorcist. Sat 3/3, Frankalicious. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 2/26, 5:30 PM, John Paluch; 9 PM, David Gallagher & Mark Burnell. Tue 2/27, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, David Gallagher. Wed 2/28, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Matt Yee. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Matt Yee. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Matt Yee. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 2/27, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 2/28, 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.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/24, Lisa Rene. Sat 3/3, Incognitos. 847-981-1670.

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

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/3, Cry Out Loud. 630-833-3534.

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 2/23, Wombats, Grainian. Sat 2/24, Ouray, Cathy Braaten Band. Thu 3/1, Blind Man's Bluff. Fri 3/2, Blue Marvin, Joe Armstrong Band. Sat 3/3, Oh My God, Khronics, Magnesium. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJ Winter Wolski spins nightly until 4 AM. Tue 2/27, DJs Ronkmeister, Junior, and the Corona Coronaries. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: All-ages shows; no cover. Saturdays, midnight, DJs Mixin' Marc, Chris Tomasone & Rick Guerrero. Thu 3/1, 10 PM, Sumo, Omega. 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. Fri 2/23, 10:30 PM, Lush Budgett. Tue 2/27, 9 PM, DJ Tom Jackson (no cover). 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/23, 9:30 PM, Nerves, Dishes, Mistreaters (see Spot Check). Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Handsome Family, Paulina Hollers. Sun 2/25, 9 PM, New Pornographers (see Critic's Choice), Mr. Rudy Day. Mon 2/26, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 2/28, 9:30 PM, Blacks, Omar. Thu 3/1, 9:30 PM, Gravy Boat, Flat Mean Tires. Fri 3/2, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Dolly Varden, Nadine. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Harvey Sid Fisher with Cheer-Accident & Misty Martinez. 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 2/23, Peking Turtle, Calico Cats. Sat 2/24, Generations. Fri 3/2, Foil, Spinshine. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Pat Smillie Band. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns (see Spot Check). Tue 2/27, 8 PM, Waterworks. Wed 2/28, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew. Fri 3/2, midnight, DJ David Chavez spins "underground Chicago deep house." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bottletones. Sat 2/24, Pleasing Betty, Simmering, Heavon.com. Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Armored Saint, Ion Vein, Smoke. Tue 2/27, 7:30 PM, Xzibit (see Critic's Choice). Thu 3/1, the Slip, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Blue Turtle Tea Party. Fri 3/2, Samples, Chris DiCroce. Sat 3/3, 7:30 PM, Eve 6, Vast, American Hi-Fi (sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

INDEPENDENCE TAP 3932 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-588-2385.

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Freelance Pallbearers. Sat 2/24, Whiskey Kitchen, Tim Mahoney. Thu 3/1, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/2, Our Lady Peace, Flying Blind. Sat 3/3, Samples (benefit for Make-A-Wish Foundation). 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23, Frawd. Sat 2/24, Matt & Tim. 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. Thursdays, DJs Mike Steele, Vince Lawrence & Mike James spin dance music, deep house, and hip-hop (no cover). 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Love Monkeys, Remedy. Sat 2/24, Red Pop Theory, Boatbuilders. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Wed 2/28, King's Highway. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 3/2, Mr. Blotto. Sat 3/3, Something for Joey. 773-975-0505.

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

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM; no cover. Sat 2/24, Hillbillies From Space. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wed 2/28, Bad Cat. Thursdays, Cedarcase. Fri 3/2, Sons of the Soil. 773-525-2422.

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

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 2/23, Lexie Bloor, Deana's House. Sat 2/24, DJ Ray Fielder (no cover). Sun 2/25, 9 PM, Kate Milan Band. Tue 2/27, 7:30 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wed 2/28, 9 PM, Fetch, Mighty Joe Tribe. Fri 3/2, 9 PM, "Chris and Heather's Country Calendar Show" with Neko Case, Robbie Fulks, Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, Vernon Tonges, Matt Miller, Maryanne Johnson, Texas Rubies, Scott Ligon & Gina Patenella, Twang Bang, and Cynthia Plaster Caster (call 773-271-5330 for more information). Sat 3/3, Calico Cats, Jimbo Delta. 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, DJs Mark Grant & Jevon Jackson with percussionist Louie Roman. Sat 2/24, Luke Solomon & Rob Mello, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Luke Solomon & Rob Mello, Spencer Kincy; 10 PM, 8fatfat8, 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, Casper & Mel Hammond spin drum 'n' bass. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Fri 3/2, Alton Miller, percussionist Louie Roman. Sat 3/3, Elliot Eastwick, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sun 3/4, Peven Everett with Seance Divine. 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 and Sundays through Wednesdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Saturdays, DJ Jim Lewis with Tom McBride & Chris Eterno. Sundays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Freddy Bain. 773-975-9244.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Thu 3/1, 9:30 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-252-7636.

MARRIOTT HOTEL 540 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 5 and 10 PM, Sundays through Tuesdays, 5 and 9:15 PM, and Thursdays, 9:15 PM, pianist George Goetschel. 312-836-0100.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/24, Pedal Steel Transmission, Forty Piece Choir, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot. Tuesdays, Anish. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 3/1, 9:30 PM, "Big C Jamboree" with Byrons (no cover). Fri 3/2, Ulele, Las Toallitas, DJ Will B Eye. Sat 3/3, Jazz Mandolin Project. 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: Wed 2/28, Blind Roosevelts. Thu 3/1, Hobby Weiss. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/24, 1160. Wed 2/28, Acoustic Alternatives. Sat 3/3, Cirrus Falcon. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Matthew Sweet, Frisbie, Waxwings. Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Matthew Sweet, Josh Joplin Group, Frisbie (sold out). Sun 2/25, 6:30 PM, Muchacha, Arrivals, Land of the El Caminos, Mashers; 11 PM, Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-tek, Outfitters. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 3/1, 8 PM, Kiss 'n' Ride, Million Yen, Cells, Pillowmints. Fri 3/2, 10 PM, Chamber Strings, Waxwings. Sat 3/3, 7:30 PM, Lords of Acid, DJ? Acucrack; 11:30 PM, Dave Wakeling, Deals Gone Bad. Sun 3/4, 6:30 PM, Sig Transit Gloria, Retro Morning, Camden, Kid Snack. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, Lake Effect. Fri 3/2, Renegade. 630-820-7447.

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. Fri 2/23, Cats & Jammers, Plain White T's, Staggers, Brass Knuckle Boys. Sat 2/24, Tossers, Monster Trux, Amazing Kilowatts. Sundays, DJs Heede & Warp. Tuesdays, "Triptych" open mike hosted by Kea Lynn. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open turntables; midnight, DJs Dr. Deege Gnosis & Melvin X. 773-764-6401.

NANA'S CAFE 7 W. Kinzie: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Tiny Hairs. 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 2/23, 10 PM, Left Undone, Javier Mendoza. Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Chicago Samba; DJs Alo & I-Ron spin late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 2/26, 10 PM, Ghettobillies (no cover). Tue 2/27, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Bumpus, Youngblood Brass Band; DJ Stallion Luv spins late. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23, Stevie Starlite. Sat 2/24, Kashmir. Sat 3/3, Flathead Fillups. 708-756-0600.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-371-0802.

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.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. In Yow Bar: Fridays, DJ Mood. Saturdays, Joe Phillips. Wednesdays, Ben Greene. In Le Passage: Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, Oscar McMillan. Wed 2/28, Maurice Joshua, Nick Kritikos, John Gramatis. Thursdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, Genuine Goat, Ambulance. Sat 2/24, Stockboy, Platonics. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. 773-486-9862.

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 2/23, Cedarcase. Saturdays, DJ Rikshaw. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, IRON, Pete Pong, W01 & others. Fri 3/2, Juleps. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 2/28, 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.

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: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 2/23, DJs Tim Schumaker & Diz. Sat 2/24, Question Mark & DJ Phix, Dave Ralph, Jesse de la Peña, Uncle Milty. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Foam Rubber, Shady Grove. 708-423-1188.

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 2/23, 7 and 10 PM, Mojave 3, Sid Hillman Quartet (7 PM show sold out). Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Labradford (see Critic's Choice), Atmospheric Audio Chair. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Read Letter, Sparkledrive, Nu (see Spot Check). Tue 2/27, 7 PM, Bumpus. Wed 2/28, 9 PM, National Drag, Wes Hollywood Show, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters. Thu 3/1, 9 PM, Jon Langford, Puerto Muerto (see Spot Check), Frank Morey. Fri 3/2, 10 PM, Danielson Famile, Scientific, Maneshevitz. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Honeydogs, David Singer & Leroy Bach. Sun 3/4, 9 PM, Lofty Pillars, Jindra, Scott Tuma. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Fri 3/2, 10 PM, V.90. 630-257-6383.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/24, Major Woody. Sat 3/3, Blind Roosevelts. 630-372-2900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Wiz Kid. Sat 2/24, Dye Alive. 708-526-7174.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM, 9 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Mondays, DJ Madrid. Tuesdays, Dave Britton. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Thursdays, DJs Dave Britton & Bjak. 773-278-7797.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 10 PM, C.M. Von Hausswolff (see Critic's Choice). 773-227-3617.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 2 PM-4 AM Sundays, and 5:30 PM-midnight Mondays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, disco, and soul. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul programs. Mondays, DJs spin salsa. Tuesdays, industry night. Wednesdays, DJs spin down-tempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thursdays, Beat Parlor DJs spin. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 2/24, Dave Brock, Christopher Robin. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Fri 3/2, DJ Rasoul, Darrell Woodson. Sat 3/3, Darrell Woodson, Matty. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23, Lynch Mob, Cutlass, Sundog. Sat 2/24, Withdrawal, Boogatta Fix, In Spite of You, Blue Fusion. Fri 3/2, Court Jester, Natural Addiction, Stale Mate, Rocky Dennis. Sat 3/3, Stone Gate, Panic 12:52, Sign of Kaos. 773-889-0601.

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

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 2/23, 7:30 PM, Tossers, Your Dad, Matics. Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Wolcott, Alister, Frederick. Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Mike, Short, Arm Trick, Color Blind. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 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 2/23, Waystation, Oval Opus. Sat 2/24, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Clyde Stubblefield. Fri 3/2, Medicine Hat, C.O. Jones Band, Dad's Gone Bad. 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.

TALES 702 N. River Rd., Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/3, Krembone. 847-298-7487.

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.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 2/23, DJ Dayhota. 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 2/23, Tim Hort & Tamara Pierce. Sat 2/24, Seven Day Run, Greg Klyma. Sun 2/25, Donna Adler. Mon 2/26, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Marlon. Wed 2/28, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Matt Tiegler with Gracenote and Summer Chance. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/23, Rock Star Club, NYR. Sun 2/25, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. Fri 3/2, Tarts. Sat 3/3, Trading Brains, Multivitamins. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 8-10 PM, Dan Roughan; 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

UNION TAVERN 2858 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Rock Bottom. 773-755-9870.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Black Russian spins drum 'n' bass. Sat 3/3, Flocos. 773-871-7799.

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

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

VOLTAIRE 3231 N. Clark: Mondays, 7 PM, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong. Tue 2/27 and Wed 2/28, 7 and 9 PM, Lois Bromfield. 773-528-3136.

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 2/23, Short Cuts. Sat 2/24, Hurricane Gumbo. Fri 3/2, Raven. Sat 3/3, Deluxury. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Bottle of Justus, Mark Watson Band. Sat 2/24, Garbo Swag, Red Team. Fri 3/2, 56 Hope Road, Escape From Earth. Sat 3/3, Kolbe Band, Cycle Something. 773-929-1300.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/23, Midlife Crisis. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 3/2, Jimbo Delta. 312-943-7815.

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

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, Deloreans. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, Baaro. Sat 2/24, Boom Shaka, Dansika. Sun 2/25, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 2/28, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 3/1, Rico. Fri 3/2, Ark Band. Sat 3/3, Sam Ghanson, Rising Lion. 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 (3/1 with Shelly Miller & Yvonne Zipter). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, the Gruv. Wed 2/28, Anne Harris Band. Fri 3/2, Dr. Didg. 847-432-6430.

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

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.

ZELLA 1983 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 8 PM, Big Al Estrada sings music of Frank Sinatra. 773-549-2910.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

AMERICAN HERITAGE "A program celebrating God and country" featuring American Indian and popular music and spirituals. Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

CHIEFTAINS Tue 2/27, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500. Wed 2/28, noon (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

THE CROSSING Benefit for Lydia Home Association. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Mt. Olive Church, 3850 N. Tripp. 773-736-1447.

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, JUSTIN EARLE Fri 2/23, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

GAELIC STORM Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

HOW AFRICA MET IRELAND IN AMERICAN SONG with Michael J. Miles & friends, Glenda Baker, BLT, Kathy Cowan, Tony Dale, Yaya Kabo, Valerie Mindel, Laurence Nugent, William Simms & Michael Taylor. Fri 2/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JURYS IRISH CABARET with Tony Kenny, Jim Doherty, Dermot O'Brian & others; Claddagh opens. Sun 3/4, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

SI KAHN, PEGGY SEEGER Sun 3/4, 7 PM (preceded by a lecture at 5:30 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JAMES KEELAGHAN, DANA ROBINSON Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

JOEL MABUS, CHRISTINE GAYLORD Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

JOHN McDERMOTT Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

LAURENCE NUGENT Sat 2/24, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

ON THE MAINLINE Free in-store performance. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Patrick Street, Paul Fitzpatrick. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Fenians. Mon 2/26, 9 PM, Wolfe Tones. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 2/28, 8 PM, Cornmeal. Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, 9 PM, Yonder Mountain String Band, Blueground Undergrass. 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 10 PM; no cover. Sun 2/25 and Sun 3/4, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 3/3, Kelly Kessler. 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 2/28, DJ Jon Langford spins country music. 773-472-2771.

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 2/23, Velvet Green. Sat 2/24, Dyed in the Wool. Fri 3/2, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 3/3, Three Men in Kilts. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/3, 8 PM, J.D. Crowe & the New South, Special Consensus. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/23, 10:30 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 2/24, 10:30 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-883-0304.

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.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Sat 2/24, Chicago Cajun Aces. 312-595-5299.

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Cathal Hayden, Eamon McElholm. Mon 2/26, 9 PM, Jim DeWan. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Anish. Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Solas. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 2/24, Lootheads. Sat 3/3, Seamus O'Kane. 630-941-7100.

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Mondays, 10 PM, DJs spin country music. 773-743-5955.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/24, Tricia Alexander. Sun 2/25, 3 PM, song cycle hosted by Al Day with Sue Demill & June Shelene. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Alison Brown Quartet. 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 2/23, Mike Casey. Fri 3/2, Nancy Walker & Jenny McCarthy. 630-969-9720.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, John Lawler. 312-266-7761.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/23, 2 PM, Larry Van Arb Band. Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. Tuesdays, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. Thursdays, acoustic open mike with Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 3/1, Cornmeal. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

LYNNE JORDAN Free admission. Thu 3/1, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS, FERNANDO JONES & MY BAND Fri 2/23, 7 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

LARRY McCRAY Free in-store performance and book signing with chef Jason Girard (book and CD sales benefit MusiCares). Mon 2/26, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

THE RELEVANCE OF GOSPEL WITH BRENDA MITCHELL STEWART, MICHAEL THOMPSON & VALERIE NICHOLSON Benefit for Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Art of Makin' Music Foundation, and Prairie State College Black Student Union. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 7 PM, auditorium, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights. 847-733-2072.

17th ANNUAL SALUTE TO GOSPEL MUSIC with the Barrett Sisters, Donnie McClurkin & others. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, auditorium, North Chicago High School, 1717 17th, North Chicago. 847-543-2300.

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.

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck & the Blue Lights. 847-549-1972.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, Cold Sweat. Sat 2/24, James Wheeler Band. Tuesdays, open blues jam with J.B. Ritchie. Thursdays, Working Man's blues jam. Fri 3/2, Willie Buck. Sat 3/3, Abb Locke. 847-776-9850.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Thu 3/1, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/27, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 2/28, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/27, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, 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 2/23, Vino Louden. Sat 2/24, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sun 2/25, Liz Mandville Greeson. Mon 2/26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/27, Jimmy Burns. Wed 2/28, Pistol Pete. Thu 3/1, J.W. Williams. Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Otis Rush, Mondos Blue Angels. Sat 2/24, 6:30 PM, Bucktown BBQ Boys; 10 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Jimmy Burns. Sun 2/25, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Mon 2/26, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 2/27, Matthew Skoller. Wed 2/28, Steve Freund. Thu 3/1, tribute to Sunnyland Slim with Sam Burckhardt, Steve Freund, Bob Stroger, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith & Ann Rabson. Fri 3/2, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Deborah Coleman, Matthew Skoller. Sat 3/3, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 10 PM, Long John Hunter, Jay Stulo. 312-427-0333.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/2, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-541-2500.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mon 2/26, DJ Ethan. 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 2/23 and Sat 2/24, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Band. Sundays and Thursdays, 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 2/23, Anthony Gomes Band. Sat 2/24, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Fri 3/2, Chris Duarte Group. Sat 3/3, Guitar Shorty. 630-513-0074.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, Killer Ray Players with Crumar. 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.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sun 2/25, 4-10 PM, "Little Scotty's Black History Blues Jam and Family Reunion Awards Night" with Little Scotty (Otis Redding tribute), Little Al & Johnny Camel (Sam Cooke tribute), Norma Jean (Mahalia Jackson tribute), Killer Ray, Steve Cushing, Jimmy Prior, Sax Preacher, Grand Master, Platinum Band & others. 773-874-1500.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 2/23, 8:30 PM, Tyrone Davis, Willie Clayton. 312-326-2300.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/23, Eddie C. Campbell. Sat 2/24, Phil Guy. Sun 2/25, Jimmy Burns. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 2/27, 6:30 PM, Roy Rubenstein's Chicago Hot Six, Ann Rabson, Boozoo Chavis & His Magic Sounds. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Red Hot & Ready, Joanbaby. 773-348-6000.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: No cover. Mondays, 8 PM, Killer Ray Players with Little Al Thomas, Jim Pryor, and Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Sat 3/3, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. 630-416-4898.

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

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

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. 630-833-3534.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 2/24, 9:30 PM, Eddie Shaw & Wolf Gang. Tue 2/27, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Mike Wheeler (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 3/3, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 708-484-3610.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Fri 2/23, Sat 2/24, and Tue 2/27, 6 PM, Professor John & His Band. Sundays, noon-2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-477-7818.

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. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 2/27, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 2/28, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Thu 3/1, Maurice John Vaughn. Fri 3/2, Pete Special. 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.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie "Tiger" Travis. Tuesdays, Lindsey Alexander, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 3/1, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 3/1, Joe Barr. Fri 3/2, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Laretha Weathersby. Sat 3/3, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Joe Barr. 312-566-0555.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. Sat 3/3, Calvin Harrington & Crew. 773-525-2422.

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: Music after 7 PM. 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.

MICHAEL'S LOUNGE Harvey Inn and Convention Center, 17040 S. Halsted, Harvey: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. Sat 2/24, Byther Smith & Night Riders. 708-331-0700.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/24, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 3/3, Steve Freund Blues Band. 773-252-1155.

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

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Wed 2/28, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 708-388-8881.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 2/27, Aaron Moore with Billy Flynn & Bob Stroger (see Critic's Choice). 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/23, Keith Scott Trio. Sat 2/24, Carl Davis Trio. Thu 3/1, Suede & Blue Roy. 847-266-1313.

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

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/23, Kingsnakes. Sat 2/24, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Chico Banks. Sundays, blues jam hosted by the Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 3/1 and Fri 3/2, Larry McCray. Sat 3/3, Matthew Skoller Band. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 7:30 PM. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Carl Weathersby, Dion Payton. Sun 2/25, Joanna Connor, Carlos Johnson. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. Wed 2/28, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. 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 2/23, Rockin' Johnny Band with Eddie Shaw. Sat 2/24, Sugar Blue. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. 773-342-0452.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-566-7000.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music; no cover. Sun 2/25, 1 PM, Wailin' Walter; 6 PM, Grana' Louise. Thu 3/1, 7 PM, King Corey. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/23, Barclay 3. Sat 2/24, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 3/1, 3:30 PM, Fabulous Fish Heads. 312-441-9334.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room: Sat 2/24, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Clyde Stubblefield. 773-278-6600.

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.

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Katherine Davis & the Fabulous Four. 773-281-9320.

jazz

concerts

ABSOLUTE ENSEMBLE Free performances. Mon 2/26, 12:30 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468. Mon 2/26, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NICK BISESI QUARTET Free concert. Thu 3/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROSE BRADY Free performance. Tue 2/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

PETER CALLAWAY DUO Free concert. Mon 2/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts New Orleans and Chicago: Bix and Louis. Wed 2/28, 3 and 7 PM (3 PM show is an open rehearsal), Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-6425.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Tribute to Stan Kenton; free admission. Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

ORBERT DAVIS BAND Tribute to Louis Armstrong. Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Peter Ballin, director. Thu 3/1, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

KURT ELLING QUARTET, MIKE SMITH WITH POET MARC SMITH Sun 3/4, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

KURT ELLING WITH MARS WILLIAMS, CHARLIE HUNTER, TRACIE MORRIS, KAMAU DAA'OOD & HERB GRAHAM JR. perform LA/CHI/NY--A Journey Through the Streets of America as part of the "Traffic" series. Mon 2/26, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

EQUINOX 5 Benefit for Unity Temple Restoration Fund. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

YVES FRANCOIS Free in-store performance. Sun 2/25, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

JAZZ MASS directed by Sheila McAndrews, with cantors John Eshala & Tom Callahan, trumpeters Ross Bearraft & Son Ian, and keyboardist Joe Kregor. Sun 2/25, 10 AM, XII Pillar Chapel, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 312-787-8040.

JEREMY KAHN TRIO Sun 3/4, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

KENT KESSLER, TIM MULVENNA, MARS WILLIAMS & KEN VANDERMARK accompany films and videos as part of Chicago Ear and Eye Control. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Ferguson Hall, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES under the direction of Daniel J. Farris. Sat 3/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DOIS NOSCHORO Free in-store performance. Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

NOVA BOSSA Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sat 2/24, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500. Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

PROVISO EAST HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Tue 2/27, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

REGINALD R. ROBINSON Free concert. Tue 2/27, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS in a free performance. Wed 2/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SOUND & THE FURY Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MELVIN SPARKS WITH LEON SPENCER & CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD Free in-store performance. Sat 2/24, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

STEVE TURRE, GARY BARTZ, JAMES CARTER, MULGREW MILLER & OTHERS, SPIRITUALS TO SWING See Critic's Choice. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET under the direction of Mwata Bowden; free admission. Thu 3/1, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Swing dance concert. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

PAUL WERTICO & FRIENDS Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

DAVID YOUNG Free in-store performances. Fri 2/23, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Sat 2/24, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/23, noon, John Watson, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/24, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 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 2/28, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 3/1, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr. 773-483-3100.

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 2/23 through Sun 2/25, Danny Lerman. Thu 3/1 through Sat 3/3, Michael Ross. Sun 3/4, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Low Drones & Overtones with Mwata Bowden & Harrison Bankhead, Raum Ensemble with Edward Reardon & Andres Marchetti. 773-384-0043.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, Big Joe's jam session with Darren Scorza, John Kregor, Bob Lovecchio, Ted Hogarth & Michele Thomas. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 2/28, 8 PM, Paul Abella Trio (no cover). 630-406-0008.

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

BOILER ROOM JAZZ AND SUPPER CLUB 2 S. Vail, Arlington Heights: Fri 2/23, 5:30 PM, Jon Mead; 9 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Sat 2/24, 9 PM, John Jeffrey Trio. Tue 2/27, 7 PM, John Jeffrey. Wed 2/28, 7 PM, John Proulx & Scott Mason. Thu 3/1, 7:30 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Fri 3/2, 5:30 PM, Jon Mead; 9 PM, Frank Dawson Trio. Sat 3/3, 9 PM, Ron Zettl Quartet. 847-368-0792.

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

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 2/25, 6 PM, Two for Brazil. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack

Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHEZ TAM CAFE 4054 N. Lincoln: French Senegalese restaurant. Fridays, Glawdys & Charlie. 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. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, "Between Sound & Vision" with the Notations Project, TV Pow, and others (performing works by John Cage & Alison Knowles). Tuesdays, Vandermark Five. Wed 2/28, Torsten Müller with Ken Vandermark & Michael Zerang, Torsten Müller with Fred Lonberg-Holm & John Corbett. 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 2/24, Pat Brady Duo. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/25, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. Tue 2/27, 6:30 PM, Roy Rubenstein's Chicago Hot Six, Ann Rabson, Boozoo Chavis & His Magic Sounds. Thu 3/1, 8 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Sun 3/4, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 708-788-2118.

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. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 2/24, Phyllis Calderon. Fri 3/2, Cecile Savage. Sat 3/3, Dan Maragrit. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Mon 2/26, Shuji Iida, Ikkyu. Wed 2/28, Brendan Giusti Quartet. 773-489-5471.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 2/24, 9:30 PM, the Business. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Bob Dogan/Ron Dewar Quartet (no cover). Mon 2/26, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM, pro jam hosted by Detour. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/23, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Nnenna Freelon Quintet (see Critic's Choice); 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Nnenna Freelon Quintet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/25, 11 PM, Patricia Barber & Charlie Hunter. Mon 2/26, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 2/28, 9 PM, Mike Plog Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 3/2, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Paul Wertico Trio; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, George Freeman Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 3/1, 9 PM, Hamid Drake with Niki Mitchell & Darius Savage. Fri 3/2, 10:30 PM, Chicago Bridge Unit with Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler & Tim Mulvenna. Sat 3/3, 10:30 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Myumi Project. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Ned Rothenberg's Sync (see Critic's Choice). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Fri 3/2, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame. 312-245-0333.

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Sherri Riley Trio. Wednesdays, Donnie DeMarco Trio with Robyn Alexis. 312-467-1947.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 3/4, Matt Bauder Group. 773-935-2118.

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

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 2/23, Nick Bisesi Quartet. Sat 2/24, Internos Trio. Sun 2/25, Ensemble 9 under the direction of Rob Parton. Thu 3/1 through Sun 3/4, Monty Alexander 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 Quintet; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Kelly Brand Trio. 312-595-5299.

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

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

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.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 2/23, Grazyna Auguscik Duo. Sat 2/24, Two for Brazil. Tue 2/27, Dan Cray. Wednesdays, 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 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Atomic Martini. 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. Fri 2/23, Tim Green Trio. Sat 2/24, Kevin Kizer Trio. Wed 2/28, Jerry Steinhilber; 10 PM, jam session hosted by Pat Brady. 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 3/4, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Fareed Haque. 773-743-3355.

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

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

PALMER HOUSE HILTON 17 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Dennis Carrol Trio. 312-726-7500.

PARADISO PERDUTO 120 N. Genesee, Waukegan: Wed 2/28, 9 PM, John Campbell Trio. 847-782-8700.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/23, Redd Holt Quartet. Sat 2/24, New Power Trio. Mon 2/26, Hinda Hoffman & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 2/28, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Thu 3/1, Scott Anderson Trio. Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Jim Cooper Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 4:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Marie Alexandre. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Emily Randall. 708-848-4250.

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

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 3/1, Paul Wertico & friends. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/23, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Jeremy Kahn Quartet. Sat 2/24, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sun 2/25, Juli Wood Trio. Mon 2/26, Elizabeth Doyle Duo. Wed 2/28, Tom Muellner Trio. Thu 3/1, Grazyna Auguscik Trio. Fri 3/2, Brian Gephart/Bob Long Quartet. Sat 3/3, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sun 3/4, Alison Ruble Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/24, Von Freeman Quartet. Tue 2/27, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Fri 3/2, Mark Madsen Trio. Sat 3/3, Ron Surace Trio, Yoko Noge. 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.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Sun 3/4, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. 773-271-9944.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Tue 2/27, 7 PM, Gregg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Fri 2/23, Barclay 3. 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, Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesdays, Mark O'Connor 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. 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.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM-midnight, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-665-4410.

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, 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 7-10 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 7-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 7-10 PM, Joe Thomas; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/23, R.J. Temple Ensemble. Sat 2/24, Player Steps Outside. 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. Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions with Wallace LaRoy, Mwata Bowden, Dudhun Mosley, Tatsu Aoki & Darius Savage. 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, 5 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Buddy Charles. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

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

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Katherine Davis & the Fabulous Four. 773-281-9320.

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

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brendan Giusti Group. 312-396-9426.

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

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concerts

JOAQUIN AMENABAR Free tango concert and discussion. Fri 2/23, 6 PM, Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan. 312-335-1996.

BARRAGE Fri 2/23, 8 PM, and Sat 2/24, 2 and 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

CHAMIN CORREA & LOS TRES CABALLEROS, ANGEL D'CUBA & HIS SUGARCANES Sat 3/3, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HOW AFRICA MET IRELAND IN AMERICAN SONG with Michael J. Miles & friends, Glenda Baker, BLT, Kathy Cowan, Tony Dale, Yaya Kabo, Valerie Mindel, Laurence Nugent, William Simms & Michael Taylor. Fri 2/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features tango music with Joaquin Amenabar. Wed 2/28, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN WHELAN, CHRIS PARKINSON, DANIEL THONON Accordion concert. Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WEI ZHAO Chinese pipa soloist, on a program with the Muntu Dance Theatre and performance poet Susan F. Field. Tue 2/27, 7:30 PM, 10th floor, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-525-7529.

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clubs

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

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Swing Caribeño. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 773-276-5762.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 2/27, 11 PM, Quatro Fantasticos. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 3/1, 9 PM, Sierra Maestra (see Spot Check). Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Willie Gomez Con Cache Orquesta. 312-362-9707.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Hector Silveira y Su Orquesta. 773-404-9494.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, Sat 2/24, and Tue 2/27, 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 Hwy.: 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

ABSOLUTE ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Bach, Schoenberg, Zappa, Adams, and others). Mon 2/26, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169 or 312-346-3278.

ACCESSIBLE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC in a free program (Assad, Boustead, Tollefson). Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-769-0709.

NEDIM BAKIC guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 2/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

CECILIA BARTOLI AND DANIEL BARENBOIM mezzo-soprano and piano (Mozart, Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, and others). Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BOB BATES organ (J. Strauss, R. Strauss, Vierne, and others). Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Christ Episcopal Church, 132 S. Vermillion, Streator. 888-485-9895.

BRIAN BLASCO organ (Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bish, Dierner). Sat 2/24, 3 PM, St. Mary's Hospital Chapel, 111 E. Spring, Streator. 888-485-9895.

BOLSHOI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Valery Polyansky, conductor, with pianist Denis Matsuyev (Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev). Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

BORROMEO STRING QUARTET with pianist Leon Fleisher (Mozart, Bartok, Brahms). Fri 2/23, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

JOHN BRYANT organ, in a free concert (Bach, Liszt, Wagner, Dupre, Grofe, Langlais). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, St. Gall Church, 5511 S. Sawyer. 773-737-3113.

CARMEN Nancy Henninger and Valhalla Studios present a production of Bizet's opera. Sat 2/24 and Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509.

DAVID R. CARRITHERS AND DON CASSADY in an organ concert (Bach, Handel, Dunstable, Kreutz, and others). Sat 2/24, 2 PM, St. Anthony Church, 407 S. Park, Streator. 888-485-9895.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS with viola da gamba soloist Mary Springfels (Bach, D. Scarlatti, Handel). Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-549-7751.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/23, 1:30 PM, Sat 2/24, 8 PM, and Tue 2/27, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Bach, Schoenberg, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, J. Strauss, Ravel). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano (Mahler, Thomas). Thu 3/1 through Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor (Mozart, Bruckner). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance (Sun 2/25 excepted). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Daniel Barenboim conducts a free concert (Schoenberg, Beethoven). Mon 2/26, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot conducts a free concert (Ravel, Beethoven). Wed 2/28, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Dr. 312-294-3145.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 2/24 and Sat 3/3, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free chamber music concert (Prokofiev, Francaix, Mozart). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

THE CLERKS' GROUP performs Renaissance vocal music (Tallis, Tye, Gombert, Parsons, Sheppard, and others). Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with violinist Jan Stigmer (Nielsen, Wiren, Sibelius). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-658-6050.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jonathan Stahlke and Jean Harrison, conductors (Haydn, Weber, Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart). Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Werner Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3496.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer, conductor, with the New Philharmonic and the Heartland Voices in a concert performance of Beethoven's Fidelio. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

FLYING SAUCER CAFE 1123 N. California: Wednesdays, 7 PM, guitarist Kurt David Phillips. 773-342-9076.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/23, 12:10 PM, organist Merlin Lehman. Fri 3/2, 12:10 PM, soprano Rose Guccione-Stuart. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

BRAD FRIEDMAN piano (Beethoven, Johnson). Tues 2/27, 7 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

MARINA GILMAN, MARTHA FAULHABER, ANNA HAMADA, AND CHRISTINA ANDREWS soprano, piano, cello, and flute, in a free recital (Ravel, Faure, Messiaen, Griffes, Vaughan Williams). Thu 3/1, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

PETER GLOCK organ (Bach, Dupre). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 101 Trinity, Streator. 888-485-9895.

SHARON HATZER organ (Bach, Buxtehude, Martin, Sheppard/Hobby, Clerambault, Burkhardt). Sun 2/25, 2 PM, St. Stephen Church, 711 E. Lundy, Streator. 888-485-9895.

JORD HEMPEL AND ALEXANDER SCHMALCZ baritone and piano (Brahms, Schubert). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-963-9093.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos conducts a free concert featuring cellist Patrick Jee (Haydn, Bach, Herbert). Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES Anne Heider conducts choral music of Tudor England (Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins, and others). Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 312-461-0723.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with flutist Jim Walker (Poulenc, Francaix, Debussy). Sat 2/24, 8 PM, and Sun 2/25, 3 PM ("Casual Classics Family Concert" with preconcert discussion at 2 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

ELOISE IVANO, ROSE ANNE POTTHOFF, AND DALE SASS in an organ concert (Bach, Buxtehude, Gieschen, Saxton, Manz, Bock, and others). Sun 2/25, 1 PM, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 509 E. Broadway, Streator. 888-485-9895.

JAY ALAN KIM piano, with percussionist Michael Burritt and harpist Elizabeth Cifani in a multimedia presentation of his own music. Tue 2/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-294-3000 or 847-467-4000.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Keith Hampton and Rami Levin conduct a free concert featuring the Lake Forest College Gospel Choir (Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Bielaszka, and others). Fri 2/23, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5107.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor, with the DePaul Community Chorus and vocal soloists (Beethoven, Bach). Sun 3/4, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

SANG MEE LEE, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, FRANK BABBITT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, KATHARINA RÖSSNER, MONTY ADAMS, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN violins, viola, cello, soprano, flute, and piano, with others in a program of music by M. William Karlins. Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

YURA LEE violin. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ILYA LEVINSON piano, performs music of Viktor Ullmann and other Theresienstadt composers in a free concert. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

DOUG LOFSTROM conductor, with soprano Laura Amend, pianist Sebastian Huydts, violinist Katherine Hughes, and others in a program of music by Lofstrom. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6324.

SHARON LOUDON organ (Bach, Pachelbel, Haydn, Franck, Peters). Sat 2/24, 4 PM, Park United Church of Christ Presbyterian, 201 N. Vermillion, Streator. 888-485-9895.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 2/23, Mon 2/26, and Fri 3/2, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor (Wagner, The Flying Dutchman). Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Rockwell Blake, baritone Dwayne Croft, and mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova (Rossini, The Barber of Seville). Sat 3/3, 2 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Sylvie Valayre and tenor Vincenzo La Scola (Puccini, Tosca). 312-332-2244.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner conducts an all-Mozart program featuring soprano Renee Haring, flutist Monty Adams, and baritone Greg Grodecki. Sun 2/25, 5 PM, Sacred Heart Church, 1077 Tower, Winnetka. 847-492-0495.

NANCY MUELLER organ (Bach, Handel, Weinberger, Broughton, Thygerson, Smith, Simone, Hebble). Sat 2/24, 1 PM, First United Methodist Church, 210 S. Monroe, Streator. 888-485-9895.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE (Brahms, Schumann, Barber, and others). Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Winnetka Women's Club, 485 Maple, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR in a benefit for the Women's Center of Chicago (Lee, Gabrieli, Lotti, Arcedelt, Thompson, Rutter, Morley, Haydn, Britten, Vaughan Williams, and others). Sun 2/25, 7:30 PM, St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln, Evanston. 773-465-2568.

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents soprano Alfreda Burke and tenor Rodrick Dixon in a free concert. Mon 2/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert (Joplin, Baker, Logan, Perkinson, Tillis). Sun 3/4, 2 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7559.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS Lee Kesselman, conductor, with the Ars Viva Orchestra (Bernstein, Candide). Sat 3/3, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW MUSIC DE PAUL in a free concert (Misurell-Mitchell, Westerberg, Start). Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY OPERA SCENES WORKSHOP in a program of staged opera excerpts (Mozart, Britten, Humperdinck). Fri 3/2, 7:30 PM, Hanson Hall, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS AND NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS George Gregory Hobbs conducts a joint concert. Wed 2/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian conducts a free concert. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, south campus, Wilbur Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel J. Ferris, conductor. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Michael Burritt conducts music of John Cage. Thu 3/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Robert G. Hasty, conductor (Hovhaness, Khatchaturian, Verdi). Sun 3/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS Bruce Hall, conductor (Verdi, Ferris, traditional). Sat 3/3, 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 Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with winners of the Northwestern University Concerto Competition (Rodrigo, Rachmaninoff, Tomasi, Corigliano). Fri 3/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PATRICK O'MALLEY, MARY ANNE WOLFF-GARDNER, AND KIM KATULKA recorders, Celtic harp, and viola da gamba, in a program of early music. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

ORION CHAMBER ENSEMBLE with mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley (Pärt, Bliss, Loeffler, Gershwin, Arensky, Orrego-Salas). See Critic's Choice. Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Wed 2/28, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

ANN PALEN, WILLIAM CERNOTA, AND WILLIAM BILLINGHAM violin, cello, and piano, perform music of Fanny Mendelssohn. Fri 2/23, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

JEFFREY PANKO piano (Bach, Chopin, Beethoven). Mon 2/26, 7:30 PM, Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-279-4040.

PEOPLE'S MUSIC SCHOOL FACULTY in a free concert (Bach, Copland, Rodrigo, and others). Sat 2/24, 3 PM, People's Music School, 931 W. Eastwood. 773-784-7032.

PIACENZA QUARTET (Mozart, Bartok, Mendelssohn). Wed 2/28, 7:30 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Poulenc, Barber, Rimsky-Korsakov, Draganski). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-667-1618.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Mozart, Poulenc, Barber, Dvorak). Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

POLISH-AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free program of 20th-century Polish composers (Gorecki, Kilar, Ptaszynska, Penderecki, Czyz, Maciejewski). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANGELA PRESUTTI AND RON KORBITZ soprano and guitar (Berlioz, Pratten, Giuliani, Handel). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 2/24 and Sat 3/3, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

RAVENSWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (Ding, Raimi, Silvestrini, Pasculli, Debussy, Ibert, Saint-Saens). Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LA RONDINE Frederick Ockwell conducts a Northwestern University production of Puccini's comic opera. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, and Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

MUSIC FACULTY OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY in a free chamber recital (Spohr, Giuliani, Martinu). Wed 2/28, noon, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

JAMIE SCHMIDT AND MARC FINK (Bach, Gershwin, Poulenc, Telemann, Lutoslawski, Pasculli). Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

SCHOLA ANTIQUA OF CHICAGO Calvin M. Bower conducts a program of early vocal music (Du Fay, Leonin). Sun 2/25, 7 PM, St. Thomas More Church, 2825 W. 81st St. 312-208-1159.

DAVID SCHRADER harpsichord (Bach, Goldberg Variations). Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Church of the Ascension, 1133 N. LaSalle. 312-551-1414.

JOHN W.W. SHERER organ. Sat 2/24, 10 AM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

KENNETH SLOWIK viola da gamba and cello, with harpsichordist Nancy Humphrey in an all-Bach recital. Sun 3/4, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

TRIO SETTECENTO (Corelli, Veracini, Stradella). Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHORUS AND ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR in a program of "19th- and 20th-century Jewish choral music and sacred song" (Bernstein, Berlinski, Higgins, Herbolsheimer, Starer, Alkan, Halevy, Low, Spivak, Steinberg, Janowski). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with violist Michael Hall in a free concert (Tower, Paulus, Volker, Robles). Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with cellist Benjamin Zweibel (Dvorak, Stravinsky). Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd conducts a free concert (Copland, Hartley, Schuman, Persichetti, Leemans, Ravel). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

MARK VALENTI piano (D. Scarlatti, Bartok, Chopin, and others). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Chiesa Nuova, 230 S. Laffin. 312-226-0983.

VANDERCOOK COLLEGE OF MUSIC CONCERT CHOIR Peter Jermihov conducts Faure's Requiem Mass. Free admission. Fri 2/23, 7:30 PM, St. John Cantius Parish, 825 N. Carpenter. 312-225-6288.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Beethoven, Brahms, Barber). Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and others). Sun 3/4, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Paul French, conductor, with trumpeter Kevin Hartman and organist Thomas Weisflog (Menotti, Hovhaness). Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

WILLIAM HENRY SWIFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Fri 3/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LYNN ZEIGLER organ (Bach, Pachelbel, Bruhns, Jordan, Madsen, Kukkonen, Gawthrop). Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859 or 847-486-9515.

fairs & festivals

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst: Fri 2/23, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, Jeremy Davenport, Matt Harris & Pat LaBarbera with collegiate ensembles. Sat 2/24, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, John Fedchock New York Big Band, collegiate ensembles. Sun 2/25, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, Clark Terry with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band. 630-617-5534.

9TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION with Ghanatta International, Taksim West, the German-American Children's Chorus & others. Festival also features crafts demonstrations. Sun 2/25, noon-5 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-5691 or 847-718-7700.

miscellaneous

CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT CHOIR Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Wed 2/28, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

RALPH COVERT Concert for children. Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOEL FRANKEL Children's concert. Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. 847-869-4230 or 847-674-5852.

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

GREEN LIGHT PERFORMING CO. performs songs from Sesame Street. Saturdays, 11 AM and 1 and 3 PM, and Wednesdays, 10:30 and 11:15 AM and noon, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 773-935-9380.

KIDS FARE: THIS JAZZ IS JUMPIN' Children's concert and discussion with Northwestern University jazz students and faculty member Antonio J. Garcia. Sat 3/3, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

VICTOR LANZA & FRIENDS Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5210.

PROVISO EAST HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Fri 2/23, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 10 PM, C.M. Von Hausswolff (see Critic's Choice). 773-227-3617.

SONGS FOR WIGGLEWORMS Children's concert. Sun 3/4, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Children's Center, 909 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

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