TRG Music Listings 

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

A PERFECT CIRCLE, SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Sold out. Fri 3/23, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

ALKALINE TRIO Free in-store performance. Sun 4/1, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

BAROO Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Sun 3/25, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

RABBI JOE BLACK Sun 3/25, 3:30 PM, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, 5050 Church, Skokie. 847-675-2200.

BONBON Miss Tiger's Bijou Erotic Cabaret directed by Eric Hensley with an all-male cast. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

RIPLEY CAINE Free in-store performance. Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

NICK CAVE, SALLY TIMMS Sold out. Fri 3/23, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

COLD AS LIFE, DIE CAST, GOD FORBID Fri 3/23, 6:30 PM, Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 N. Hickory, Arlington Heights. 847-718-0527.

LLOYD COLE & THE NEGATIVES, JILL SOBULE Sat 3/24, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TOM CONWAY & JOE WADZ Free in-store performance. Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DJ MADRID Wed 3/28, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117 or 773-227-6123.

DJs AM/PM & MARYJANE spin at an after-show party for a screening of Girlyshow. Sat 3/23, 11 PM, Women in the Director's Chair, 941 W. Lawrence. 773-907-0610.

TIM EASTON Free in-store performance. Tue 3/27, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

FUSION Free in-store performance. Sat 3/24, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JOHN GREENFIELD'S ROCK BAND Free performance. Thu 3/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HIGH GRASS DOGS, FORTY PieCE CHOIR, RUCK LA' ROU, MOS ISLEY, LANK FAME Sat 3/31, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JOE JACKSON Wed 3/28 (acoustic show; sold out), 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212. Thu 3/29, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID JOHANSEN & THE HARRY SMITHS, SYD STRAW Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KOKAPELLI Free in-store performance. Sat 3/31, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

LEFTOVER SALMON Fri 3/23, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SHANE MacGOWAN & THE POPES, TOSSERS Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MAHONEY BROTHERS & JOHNNY THOMPSON perform "Elvis Meets the Beatles." Fri 3/30, 8:30 PM, Sabre Room, 8900 W. 95th, Hickory Hills. 630-249-1115.

MILEMARKER, YAPHET KOTTO, VOLUME 11, LA MANTRA DE FHIQRIA, TALE OF GENJI, CALVERY Fri 3/30, 7 PM, Infant Island, 1800 W. Huron. 312-494-5869.

BEN MILLER & DEGENERATION Free in-store performance. Fri 3/30, 7:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MINDERS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/30, 7 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MONKEES Sun 3/25, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MOTUS DJ Venus spins trance, DJ Seven spins house, DJ Haroon Mirza spins break beat, and DJ Dan Day spins techno. Sun 3/25, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

PLUNGING NECKLINES Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Sun 4/1, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

PROLIXON Sat 3/24, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

RIBBON EFFECT and others perform as part of the performance event "Near: 12 Hour Evangeline #3." Sat 3/24, noon-midnight, Lucky Pierre Performance Space, 2003 W. Fulton. 773-334-2398.

SARAH RIDGE Free in-store performance. Sat 3/31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

KRISTEN RONNE in a free concert. Thu 3/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SECOND HAND POETS Free performance. Sat 3/24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

SHOES & RIDER, FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, PLANETHROWER Tue 3/27, 8 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 60th. 773-684-2032.

MICHAEL STRENING JR. See Spot Check. Fri 3/23, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

BOBBY VINTON Fri 3/23, 2 and 8:30 PM, Sat 3/24, 2 and 6 PM, and Sun 3/25, 3:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

BILL WARD Free in-store performance. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

WATERBOYS, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Tue 3/27, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

Y, SIN ORDEN, HE WHO CORRUPTS, HOLDING ON Sat 3/24, 7 PM, Infant Island, 1800 W. Huron. 312-494-5869.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 3/23, 9 PM, Rebecca's Statue, Jennifer Peterson Band, Tristen. Sat 3/24, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Riptones, 34 Satellite. Sat 3/31, 9 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band), Day Birds. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 3/29, 10 PM, Frank Merkendorfer (no cover). 773-348-5100.

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

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 9 PM. 847-397-3100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-942-9999.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/23, Rich Matz. Sat 3/24, Celestial Static. Fri 3/30, Second Hand Poets. Sat 3/31, Drumatics. 630-778-9090.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 9 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 3/23, DJs Andre Solaris & Chris Walsh. Saturdays, DJs Jeff Moyer & Jimmie Page. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. Fri 3/30, DJs Java & Lovebone. 312-266-2114.

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. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Sticky Lupree (no cover). 773-348-3665.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 3/23, New Duncan Imperials, Chance Fancy & the Helldorados, Reagan National Crash Diet. Sat 3/24, Stuntcat, Butterfat Mastermind, Lifeblood. Sun 3/25, 8 PM, Painscale; 9:30 PM, Retire. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 3/27, 8:30 PM, King Brothers (see Spot Check), Hodads. Wed 3/28, Nu, Frontier. Thu 3/29, Icon of Coil, Halo 13, Cruciform Injection, Stromkern, Xeromix. Fri 3/30, Nikki Sudden, Warlocks. Sat 3/31, Rusk, Smoke-off Vinyl, Vibeflight Mission. 773-281-4444.

BELLINI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & STEAKHOUSE Milwaukee and Rte. 137, Libertyville: Sun 3/25, 7 PM, Cammi. 847-367-8088 or 847-566-4173.

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. Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus. Sun 3/25, DJs spin music by Prince. Mondays, DJ Boa. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wed 3/28, DJs Ralphi Rosario & Izzy spin disco. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 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, DJ Dave Britton. Mondays, DJ Slowride spins 80s music. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thu 3/29, 11 PM, DJs Nigel Rigway, Brian Broden, Greg Norwood & Taylor Cook. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/23, Wrathmatix, Buzzfuzzter, Mad Campers. Sat 3/24, Israel, Area Man. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 3/28, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs Glyde, Gamewarden, Poolside & Flipside spin drum 'n' bass. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 3/23, DJ Kid Capri. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." Thu 3/29, BG & Li'l Wayne, Twista & the Legit Ballin Family. 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: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/24, Roots Rock Society. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/31, Selective Recall. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/24, Sons of the Soil, DJ Joe C. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam. Fri 3/30, Peterbilts. Sat 3/31, Stu Remley Band. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 3/23, Third Degree. Sat 3/24, Timeless. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 3/30, Wombat Carnival. Sat 3/31, Serilian. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Rico. Sat 3/24, Lightning & Thunder. Fri 3/30, Cryin' Souls. Sat 3/31, Hoochie Suit. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/23, Selective Recall. Sat 3/24, Animation (Rush tribute band). Fri 3/30, Texas Flood. 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 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/23, Mighty Joe. Sat 3/24, Suede & Blue Roy. Fri 3/30, Tony Calderisi. 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. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9 PM, "Musician's Match 2001" open contest with Michael Charles (call 773-685-3548 for more information). Wednesdays, 9 PM, acoustic open jam with Michael Charles. 773-743-5737.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 3/28, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 3/30, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHASERS 87 Executive Dr., Aurora: Fri 3/23, 9:30 PM, Red Flag, Faith Assembly. Fri 3/30, 8:30 PM, Icon of Coil, Stromkern, Cruciform Injection, Halo 13, Xeromix. 630-851-6930.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Lisa Rene. Sat 3/24, Major Woody. Fri 3/30, Artificial Flavor. Sat 3/31, Blizzard of Oz. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 3/24, Kashmir. Sat 3/31, Stevie Starlite. 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Saturdays, DJ Lulu spins pop and Latin music. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu spins salsa & merengue. 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. Saturdays, 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. Thu 3/29, DJ Ian spins music by the Cure. 773-489-0379.

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. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Voodoo Pilot. Sat 3/24, Pat McCurdy. Fri 3/30, Seers Poncho & the Dopes. Sat 3/31, Swerve. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/24, JP & the Cats. Sat 3/31, Deja Vu. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Anne Savage, Chris Gin. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol, Earl Pleasure & Michael Serafini. Wednesdays, DJ Chris Gin. Fri 3/30, David Waxman. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Sat 3/24, 11 PM, Wish, Rubber. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Confusion. Fri 3/30, benefit for American Heart Association with Maggie Speaks, Seventy Seven. Sat 3/31, Gary Allen. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. 847-541-4700.

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

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 3/23, 8 PM, Spider Saloff; 10:30 PM, Georgia DeFalco. Sat 3/24, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark. Mondays, 8 PM, Lucia Spina & Gary Wendt. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ester Hana. Thu 3/29, 8 PM, Fri 3/30, 8 and 10:30 PM, Sat 3/31, 8 PM, and Sun 4/1, 7 PM, Corky Hale. 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. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 3/25, DJ Mike Miller. Mon 3/26, DJ Rekleiner spins punk rock. Tue 3/27, DJ Dread Scott. Thu 3/29, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. Sun 4/1, DJs Pete & Mark. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/23, 10 PM, O'nit, Peking Turtle, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Sat 3/24, 10 PM, Ocean Blue, Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, Rosenbergs (see Critic's Choice). Mon 3/26, 9 PM, Lupine, Minim, Three Dollar Bill. Tue 3/27, 8 PM, Simon Says, Boy Hits Car, Sleeping At Last. Wed 3/28, 9:30 PM, Mudda Fugga, Ill Root, Shifter. Thu 3/29, 9 PM, Raging Slab, Drunken Master III, Kneel Drill. Fri 3/30, 10 PM, Electric Wizard, Warhorse, Behold! the Living Corpse, Bongzilla. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, "All Fools Fetish Ball." Sun 4/1, 9:30 PM, Texas Terri & the Stiff Ones, Shovelhead, Mashers. 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 3/24, Mr. Blotto. Sat 3/31, Crash. 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 3/23, Cats Under the Stars. Sat 3/24, Verdict. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/30, Rubber. Sat 3/31, Artificial Flavor. 815-356-9980.

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 3/23, Pimps, Trading Brains. Sat 3/24, Mr. Mackie, Drop. Sun 3/25, 8 PM, benefit for Dr. Kinetic with Crazy Diamond, U.R.B., Biff & the Waybacks, and True Gravity. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, U.R.B. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 3/30, Pat McCurdy, Kimi Hayes. Sat 3/31, Battery (Metallica tribute band). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/23, 10 PM, Left Setter, Million Yen, Spinshine. Sat 3/24, 7 PM, Gayle Ritt; 10 PM, Stray Toasters, Mike Heaton, Kerri Grant. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Mon 3/26, Lung, Saliva. Tue 3/27, 9 PM, Blackout, Thanatopsis, BMC. Wed 3/28, 9:15 PM, Slipstream, Chris Devin's Debacle. Thu 3/29, 9:30 PM, Blacker The Berry, King's Highway. Fri 3/30, 10 PM, Super Big, Echo Base, Nicotine. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, 4-Fi, BB Gun, Deja Voodoo. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Magnaphonic, Ripleys. Sat 3/24, Artificial Flavor. Fri 3/30, Slip Mickey. Sat 3/31, Spinshine. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Black Halos (see Spot Check), Tuuli, Bobby Stratosphere & the Bloodclub. Sat 3/24, OOIOO (see Critic's Choice), Bride of No No, V for Vendetta. Sun 3/25, 8 PM, Ruins (see Spot Check), PAK (see Spot Check), Cheer-Accident, Flying Luttenbachers. Mon 3/26, Marvelkind, Pretty Pieces, Metropolis. Tue 3/27, New Year (see Spot Check), Eternals, Sterling. Thu 3/29, Dressy Bessy, Aden, Tallulah, Andy Creighton. Fri 3/30, 9 PM, White Stripes, Comeons, Geraldine. Sat 3/31, Crooked Fingers, Azure Ray, Fruit Bats. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin. 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/30, 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, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/23, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 3/24, Rendezvous. Wed 3/28, G'Tarman Dave. Thu 3/29, Red Pop Theory. Fri 3/30, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 3/31, Seven Deez. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Fantasy Lounge House Band. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/23, 7 PM, Pistolero, Arrivals, Gels, Don't Look Down. Sat 3/24, 5 PM, Ann Beretta, Biscayne, Thrice, Emanuel Nice; 9 PM, Nymb, Tiara, Houston, Sau. Sun 3/25, 7 PM, Frontside, Over & Over, He Who Corrupts, Strength in Numbers. Wed 3/28, 7 PM, Error Type: Eleven, Story So Far, Deminer. Thu 3/29, 9 PM, Reds, Kill-o-watts, Juvenile Wreck. Fri 3/30, 7 PM, MU330, Lawrence Arms, Big D & the Kids' Table, the Phuzz, Retarded. Sat 3/31, 7 PM, Callaghan, J.J. Nobody & the Regulars, Bump-n-Uglies, Hudson Falcons, Armchair Martian; 10 PM, Wolcott, Volta Do Mar, Tekulvi. Sun 4/1, 7 PM, Penny & the Loafers, Amazing Transparent Man, Split-Habit, Logan's Loss, Trundle. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/23, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Thu 3/29, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman. Fri 3/30, 10 PM, NRBQ, Slugs. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Harmony Riley. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/30, Disfunktion. 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Wed 3/28, Urban Surf. 630-964-5000.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Wed 3/28, 10 PM, Swizzletree, the Dog & Everything (no cover). Sun 4/1, 9 PM, Evil Beaver. 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Wed 3/28, 8 PM, DJ Alex Attias, DJ Anthony Nicholson. 312-666-1695.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 312-932-0202.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Genral Patton & His Privates, Dead Steel Mill. Sat 3/24, Soul of the Earth, Torg. Fri 3/30, Rock Bottom. Sat 3/31, Heavy Mental, Solar Trance. 773-489-5471.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland: Restaurant and sports bar. Mon 3/26, 7 PM, Snatch Incorporated. 708-385-3100.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, DJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GIORGIO'S BANQUETS 276 E. Irving Park, Wood Dale: Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM, members of Stage Right Dinner Theatre perform show tunes. 630-766-4626.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM; no cover. Tue 3/27, open mike. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 773-871-4210.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/24, Deloreans. Sat 3/31, Ali Baba & the Thieves. 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. Fri 3/23, Everyman. Sat 3/24, Slip Mickey. Fri 3/30, Stevie Starlite. Sat 3/31, Major Woody. 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 3/23, Braam, Strawberry Square. Sat 3/24, Audio ID, Licwid, Viery Peel. Thu 3/29, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Sonnetts. Fri 3/30, Morris Miners, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 3/31, The Steepwater Band, the Sapps. 773-472-5139.

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

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: All-ages shows; no cover. Thu 3/29, 10 PM, Pistol Pete, Whiskey Kitchen. 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/24, Flammable Dress. Sun 3/25, open mike hosted by Martin. 773-248-5933.

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 3/23, 10 PM, Dahui. Sat 3/24, 10:30 PM, Evidence, Jeff Grossberg, Stroller. Fri 3/30, 10 PM, Ann E. DeChant. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Bill Quateman. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/23, 10 PM, "Blonde Exodus Cabaret" with Chris Connelly & the Bells (see Spot Check), David Singer. Sat 3/24, 10 PM, DJs spin psychedelic rock at a zine release party for Galactic Zoo Dossier. Mon 3/26, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Tue 3/27, 9:30 PM, Gersey, Zelienople. Wed 3/38, 9:30 PM, Split Lip Rayfield, Damnations TX. Thu 3/29, 9:30 PM, Beaver Nelson, Matt Weber. Fri 3/30, 10 PM, Jenny Toomey with Amy Domingues & Mark Greenberg, Can-Ky-Ree, Sweeder. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, DJ Supreme Court. Sun 4/1, 9 PM, Bobby Conn, Mr. Quintron, Magas. 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 3/23, Johnny Socko, Ophur. Sat 3/24, Weed Street Band, Red Team. Fri 3/30, Antje, Remedy. Sat 3/31, Mercury Redstone, Flammable Dress. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/31, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 3/25, 7 PM, Hot Domingos with poet David Hernandez. Wed 3/28, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew, Wabash Jug Band. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, DJ Squeeze. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Duran Duran (sold out). Sun 3/25, 7 PM, SR-71, Dexter Freebish, Diffuser. Tue 3/27, 7:30 PM, Mya, City High. Wed 3/28, John Digweed, Walsh & Sommer. Thu 3/29, Azul Azul, DJ Diablo, DJ Rick Guerrero. Fri 3/30, Strain Busy Sky. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Pat McGee Band, Monte Montgomery, Howie Day. Sun 4/1, J. Mascis & the Fog, Cobra Verde. 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 3/23, John Eddie Band. Sat 3/24, Common Ground, Afrodisiacs. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Underwater People. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/23, Salthill Mines. Sat 3/24, Yvonne & the Locals. 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. 773-665-7557.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Flipside. 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 3/23, Underwater People. Sat 3/24, Naked Voodoo. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. 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. 773-665-1110.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Sons of the Soil. Thursdays, Cedarcase. 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. Sat 3/31, Avid, Carla Prather. 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 3/23, Frizzy Lid, Leroy Fix. Sat 3/24, Ethyline. Tue 3/27, 7:30 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wed 3/28, 9 PM, Subterranean, Video Stars. Thu 3/29, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 3/30, Peking Turtle, E-Mics. Sat 3/31, Milk Plow, Banana Sac. Sun 4/1, Pete Special Band, 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, DJ Brian Gardner with percussionist Louie Roman, DJ Jevon Jackson. Sat 3/24, Swann & John "BiD" Simmons, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sun 3/25, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian Gardner & Frique. Mondays, 7 PM, spoken word with Mental Graffiti; 10 PM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty spin house. Tue 3/27, DJs Michelle Musial, Dave Dobie, Frankie J & Casper spin UK garage. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Sat 3/31, Playin' 4 the City, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

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

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.

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Johnny B. 847-885-2112.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/23, 9 PM, Eliza Carthy, Kevin So. Sat 3/24, Umphrey's McGee. Sun 3/25, 8:30 PM, Oregon. Wed 3/28, MVP, Josh Richter Band. Thu 3/29, 9:30 PM, Big Hello, Time Beings, Kedvales. Sat 3/31, 9 PM, John Hammond's Wicked Grin. 773-404-9494.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM; dance floor Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM until 2 AM; DJs spin 80s disco after 8:30 PM Thursdays. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 3/24, Cirrus Falcon. Thu 3/29, Hobby Weiss. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Wed 3/28, Artificial Flavor. Sat 3/31, Slip Mickey. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/23, 7 PM, Donnas, Bratmobile, Mooney Suzuki. Sat 3/24, 10 PM, Mogwai, Parlour, Aurore Rien. Sun 3/25, 6:30 PM, Lungbrush, Gravelbone, Pivot Man, Bunkerhill. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Soft Boys, John Wesley Harding & the Radical Gentlemen. Sat 3/31, 6:30 PM, Blank Theory, Chevelle, Headspace, Bender; 11 PM, Grooverider & Fabio, Ry-n, Kevin Cunningham. Sun 4/1, 6:30 PM, Alkaline Trio, Figgs, Honor System. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Spoke Norton. Fri 3/30, Guitar Dave. 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 3/23, Nosmo, Pointy Teeth, Whimsical. Sat 3/24, Quasar Wut-Wut, Silo the Husky, New Machines. Sun 3/25, Multivitamins, Double Shot, Parallel Across, Bush Low. Tuesdays, "Triptych" open mike hosted by Kea Lynn. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open turntables; midnight, DJs Dr. Deege Gnosis & Melvin X. Thu 3/29, Lucy Smith Quartet. Fri 3/30, Michael Thomas Quartet & Kokapelli. Sat 3/31, Calahan, Hudson Falcon, Black Beauties, Runarounds. 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. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/23, 10 PM, Ulu, the Gruv. Sat 3/24, 10 PM, Gertrude, Lemon, Telstar; DJs Alo and Iron spin late. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 3/26, 10 PM, DJ Ronnie. Tue 3/27, 10 PM, Spheres of Influence. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 3/30, 11 PM, Helen Steller, Julius Caesar. Sat 3/31, 11 PM, Convulsions, Ghettobillies. 773-489-0011.

OLD TINLEY PUB & EATERY 17020 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 3/24, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-422-8017 or 708-532-4409.

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 Le Passage: Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, Oscar McMillan. Wednesday, Maurice Joshua. Thursdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Kenny Carvajal. In Yow Bar: Fridays, DJ Mood. Saturdays, Joe Phillips. Wednesdays, Ben Greene. 312-255-0022.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Stockboy, American Daydream. Sat 3/24, Bible of the Devil, Peralta, Blood Cow. Sun 3/25, Stalemate. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 3/28, Steve Dvorak, Brad Bouten, Aaron Bowlani. Thu 3/29, Earshot, Viery Peel. Fri 3/30, Genuine Goat. Sat 3/31, R&R. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. 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, I-Ron, Pete Pong, W01 & others. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, Peking Turtle. Thu 3/29, Suede & Blue Roy. 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 & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Tim Schumaker & Diz, Current & Christopher Robin. Sat 3/24, Dave Ralph, Frique & Majid. Thu 3/29, Seb Fontaine. Sat 3/31, Ken Ishii. 312-733-6699.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Sun 4/1, 6:30 PM, Cryptopsy, Candiria, Origin, Poison the Well (all-ages show). 630-896-1031.

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.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, the Feel, In the Flesh (Pink Floyd tribute band). 630-543-3101.

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: Sat 3/24, 7:30 PM, Retsin, His Name Is Alive; 10:30 PM, Box-o-car, Spymob, Jonny Polonsky. Tue 3/27, 9 PM, Tim Easton, Mark Stuart. Thu 3/29, 9 PM, Chuck Prophet (see Critic's Choice), Hangdogs, Little Grizzly. Fri 3/30, 6:30 PM, Kasey Chambers, Jeb Loy Nichols; 10:30 PM, Minders, Fuck, Fire Show. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Ass Ponys, Moviola, Joan of Arse. Sun 4/1, 9 PM, Sadies, Nora O'Connor with Andrew Bird. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/24, Mr. Meyers. Sat 3/31, Big Deal. 630-372-2900.

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

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Mirror. 312-666-4412 or 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 and Sundays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop, disco, and soul. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Darrell Woodson spins house. Wednesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Steve Bravo spin downtempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thursdays, Beat Parlor DJs spin. 312-932-0006.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 3/31, 10:30 PM, V.90, Jerkys. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Darrell Woodson, Kenny Carvajal. Sat 3/24, Dave Brock, E.T. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin British punk, new wave, rockabilly & ska. Fri 3/30, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 3/31, Kenny Hawkes, DJ Sativa. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/23, Joe Stump, Toshi Iseda. Sat 3/24, Impaler, Seventh Calling, Java, Truth Cell. Fri 3/30, Sacred Groove, Monkey Drive, Undertow, Far From Empty. Sat 3/31, Jungle Rot, Vehement, Enforsaken. 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. Sundays and Tuesdays, VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Tim O. & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fri 3/23, 7 PM, Craig's Brother, Culligan, Evaluation. Sat 3/24, 7 PM, Tom Daily, Sig Transit Gloria, Seventies Summer League. Sun 3/25, 4 PM, Destination Earth, Bradley Report, Reverb Injection. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Fri 3/30, 8 PM, SKG, Land of the El Caminos, Evergreen Terrace. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Gels, Cancer Merchants, Frederick. 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. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/23, 10 PM, Joe Armstrong Band, Blue Marvin. Sat 3/24, 10 PM, Pro & Con, D'z Nutz, Rugged Science. Fri 3/30, 10 PM, Ivory Coast, East Village, Dahui, Earl. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb spins Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Maryjane & AM/PM spin hip-hop. Mondays, open mike with Jennifer Peterson. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Maryjane & Verb. Wednesdays, DJ Lf8tr spins techno & electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt with Minnesota Fabric. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 3/23, DJs Rob Lemon & Justin King, DJ Mike Steele. Saturdays, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. 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 3/23, Jeff Maharry, Donna Frost. Sat 3/24, Mike & Amy Finders, David Culiner. Mon 3/26, open mike. Wed 3/28, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Fri 3/30, Al Rose & the Transcendos with Marc Rosenthal. Sat 3/31, 9 PM, Al Rose. Sat 3/31, Cal Hollow, Katie Todd. Sun 4/1, 7 PM, Ellen Rosner Band. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/23, Little Man, Knife of Simpson. Sat 3/24, Jesters. Sundays, DJs Nole & Mungo spin old-school R&B and funk. Thu 3/29, Fuzzbusters. Fri 3/30, Pills, Mega Super Ultra. Sat 3/31, Los Shut Up, SugarfriedsuperO's. 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 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Rock Bottom. 773-755-9870.

UPSTAIRS LOUNGE 5505 W. 127th, Crestwood: Thu 3/29, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-371-6060.

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

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

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

VOLTAIRE 3231 N. Clark: Mondays, 7 PM, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 and 9 PM, Voltaire variety show. 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 3/23, 4 Cast. Fri 3/30, Decades. Sat 3/31, Rico. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Seven Day Run, Milkbaby. Sat 3/24, Jack Straw, Oil Can Boyd. Tue 3/27, 9 PM, Melissa Rose. Thursdays, Chia Band. Fri 3/30, Jaked. Sat 3/31, Knee Deep Shag. 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 3/23, National Wrecking. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 3/30, Sepia. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, benefit for Windy City Hemp Fest with Big Daddy Roaches, Genral Patton & His Privates, Oucho Sparks, Ad Rok Committee. 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 spin progressive house, trance, R&B, and hip-hop. 312-337-3223.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Entrinzic. Sat 3/24, Nobodys. Fri 3/30, Weebles. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Baaro. Sat 3/24, S.W.A.M.P., Carl Brown. Sun 3/25, S.W.A.M.P. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 3/28, Carl Brown. Thu 3/29, Belizean Vibes. Fri 3/30, Flex Crew. Sat 3/31, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, RSB. 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 (3/29 with Yvonne Doll & Jonathan Mack). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Flow. Sat 3/24, the Gruv. Wed 3/28, Anne Harris Band. Thu 3/29, Cornmeal. Fri 3/30, Turnstyles. Sat 3/31, Uncle John Band. 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. Fridays, DJs Justin Long spins uptempo house, tech house, and tracks; DJ Sativa spins downtempo, hip-hop, and dancehall. Saturdays, DJ Sean Kozak & the Lower Sessions, DJ Jason Christopher, percussionist Miro. Fri 3/30, DJ Assault, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Sean Deason. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BOOZE HAGS, CHRIS McINTOSH & ALVIN McGOVERN, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY, JIM SIMONIS, BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, JONATHAN DUNMORE, KAREN MOONEY, MOOSE RIVER Sat 3/24, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

CHERISH THE LADIES Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

LARRY CORDLE & LONESOME STANDARD TIME Sun 3/31, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

CURTIS & LORETTA, CINDY CHASE Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 3/24, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

TOM DUNDEE Sat 3/31, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

FOREST VIEW EXPRESS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PAUL GEREMIA Sat 3/24, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MARTIN HAYES & DENNIS CAHILL, LIAM O'FLYNN & THE PIPER'S CALL BAND Sat 3/24, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HESPERUS WITH BONNIE RIDEOUT Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MARTIN SIMPSON, KRAIG KENNING Benefit for Literacy Volunteers of America. Sat 3/24, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

MICHAEL SMITH, ERIC LUGOSCH Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

AARON TIPPIN Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

KEN WALDMAN See Spot Check. Sat 3/24, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music at 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wed 3/28, Danu. Thu 3/29, Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen, Pat Woods. Fri 3/30, 9 PM, Mark Zeus & Thunderboltz, Moondogs, A to Z. 773-478-4408.

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 3/24, Kelly Hogan, Lonestar State. Sun 3/25, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Country music at 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Diamondback. Sundays, open jam with Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 3/23, Siucra. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-583-3066.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/23, 11 PM, Terri Clark. 773-327-1662.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 3/28, DJ Daniel spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, 10 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/23, Clan na gael. Sat 3/24, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 3/30, Dooley Brothers. Sat 3/31, Dal-Riada. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 3/27, 8 PM, open stage with Peter Keane. Wed 3/28, 8 PM, Claudia Schmidt & Don Julian, Peter Keane. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/31, On the Mainline. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Thu 3/29, Dan Hart, open mike. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 3/26, 9 PM, Donna Frost. 773-489-5471.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 3/29, 9:30 PM, Beaver Nelson, Matt Weber. 773-227-4433.

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

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

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

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Fri 3/30, 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: Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Eliza Carthy, Kevin So. Mon 3/26, 9 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover). Fri 3/30, 9 PM, Eddie From Ohio, Alice Peacock. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Private residence. Sat 3/24, 8 PM, Dan Zahn & Chris McNamara with Don Stiernberg & Joe Pesz. 630-830-7487.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Fri 3/23, David Dunne & Blackwater. Sat 3/31, Napper Tandy. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/24, Lootheads. 630-513-6300.

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Mondays, 10 PM, DJs Travis Cross & Tex spin country & western, honky-tonk & rockabilly. 773-743-5955.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/24, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander. Sun 3/25, 3 PM, Al Day's Song Circle. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Al Day's Song Circle with Nancy Walker. 773-743-3355.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 3/24, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 3/27, 9 PM, Wally Phillips Band with Ed Mooney. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/23, 7:30 PM, Karen Savoca, Pete Heitzman; 10 PM, Alice Peacock Band. Sun 3/25, 8 PM, Eric Noden, Paul Geremia. Tue 3/27, 9 PM, Tim Easton, Mark Stuart. Wed 3/28, 8 PM, Kate Campbell. Fri 3/30, 6:30 PM, Kasey Chambers, Jeb Loy Nichols. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Peter Mulvey; 10 PM, Ass Ponys, Moviola, Joan of Arse. 773-525-2508.

SHANNON'S LANDING 192nd & Burnham, Lansing: Fri 3/23, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-895-6919.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 3/23, Bill Camplin. Fri 3/30, Jim Bartholomew. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Jutta & the Hi-Dukes. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/23, Jeff Maharry, Donna Frost. Sat 3/24, Mike & Amy Finders, David Culiner. Thu 3/29, 8 PM, Danzig & Woolley. 773-929-3680.

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. Tuesdays, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. Thursdays, acoustic open mike with Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free performance. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 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 & John Carpender. 847-549-1972.

BAR LOUIE 47 W. Polk: Sun 3/25, 3 PM, benefit for Mark Hannon with Sugar Blue, Jimmie Johnson, Eddy Clearwater, Dave Specter, Big Sweaty Men, J.W. Williams, Buzz Kilman, Tom Marker & others. 312-347-0000.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Chicago Bound, Nick Laramie, Kara Hirsh, Scott Wolberg. Sat 3/24, J.B. Ritchie, Les Plopa Band, Salt & Silver. Sun 3/25, Pistol Pete, Joanna Connor, Lil' Ed, Jimmy Burns. Fri 3/30, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 3/31, Bea Brady & Rockin' Soul Revue. 847-776-9850.

BIG DOWNTOWN 124 S. Wabash: Wed 3/28, 7:30 PM, Roger Connelly & the Blues Merchants. 312-917-7399.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/27, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 3/28, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Eddy Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, James Wheeler Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 3/27, Charlie Love Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Kinsey Report. Sun 3/25, Jimmy Burns. Mon 3/26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/27, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Wed 3/28, Pistol Pete. Thu 3/39, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Ernie Peniston. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Carlos Johnson. 773-528-1012.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

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 3/23, 5:30 PM, Peter Keane; 9:30 PM, Duke Tumatoe, Eomot RaSun Blues Band. Sat 3/24, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 10 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Mondos Blues Angels. Sun 3/25, Phil Guy. Mon 3/26, jam hosted by King Corey. Tue 3/27, Kris Wiley. Wed 3/28, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Thu 3/29, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Fri 3/30, 5:30 PM, Lil' Ed; 9:30 PM, Frankie Lee, Bobby Murray & the Sax Man. Sat 3/31, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 10 PM, Bernard Allison, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/31, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 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 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Chick Rodgers. 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 3/23, Anthony Gomes Band. Sat 3/24, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. Fri 3/30, Bernard Allison. Sat 3/31, Larry McCray. 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 10:30 PM, 12:30 AM, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Jo Jo Murray. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, Killer Ray Players. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-520-4800.

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

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

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 3/23, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Sat 3/24, Michael Coleman Band. Sun 3/25, 11 AM, Joe Moss; 9 PM, Dave Weld. Mon 3/26, John MacDonald. Tue 3/27, Marty Sammon Duo. Wed 3/28, Giles Corey Trio. Thu 3/29, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 3/30, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam. Sat 3/31, Dell "the Saxman" Knickerbocker. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/24, 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks with Wayne Baker Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 3/31, 10 PM, Holmes Brothers. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 3/23, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 3/24, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 3/31, Joanna Connor Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Sat 3/24 and Thursdays, Neil Rose Band. Sat 3/31, Strange Brew. 630-964-5000.

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

HALFTIME'S 665 Roosevelt, Lombard: Sat 3/31, Roger Connelly & the Blues Merchants. 630-932-9596.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 3/24, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 3/27, 8:30 PM, Steepwater Blues Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 3/31, 9:30 PM, Big G & the Real Deal. 708-484-3610.

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. Sat 3/24, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mon 3/26, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Tue 3/27, Chicago Red Hots. Wed 3/28, Maurice John Vaughn. Thu 3/29, Pete Special. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Sat 3/24, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. Sat 3/31, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Nellie Travis, Charlie Love. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 3/29, Bonnie Lee, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Byther Smith. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Fernando Jones. Sat 3/24, Grana' Louise Blues Band. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 3/29, Pat Smillie Band. Fri 3/30, Bobby "Slim" James. Sat 3/31, Howard Scott & the World Band. 312-566-0555.

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

LEXUS SOCIAL CLUB 5124 W. Madison: Mondays, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-428-6276.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 3/24, Calvin Harrington & the Crew. Sat 3/31, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. 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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/24, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 3/31, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Thu 3/29, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-328-0399.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 3/27, Billy Flynn. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/23, Jimmy Burns Band. Sat 3/24, Carl Davis Trio. Sat 3/31, Ken Saydak Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, A.C. Reed, Dion Payton & the 43rd St. Blues Band. Sundays, Carlos Johnson, Michael Coleman. Mondays, A.C. Reed, Lurrie Bell. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. Wed 3/28, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support, Michael Coleman. Thu 3/29, A.C. Reed, Mike Gibb & the Homewreckers. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Lurrie Bell, Dion Payton & the 43rd St. Blues Band. 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 3/23, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 3/24, "Westside Blues Xtravaganza" with Eddie Taylor Jr., Willie Buck, and Detroit Jr. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 3/29, Lorenzo Thompson, Lurrie Bell. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, John Primer Band with Pinetop Perkins (Detroit Jr. also plays after midnight Saturday). 773-342-0452.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Brothers K Band. 773-472-4405.

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 9 PM, Willie D. & the All-Stars. 773-533-9208.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. 773-728-3114.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/24, Chicago Express. 630-264-2739.

WOODROW'S 4600 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Professor John & His Band (no cover). 773-907-0740.

jazz

concerts

MARIE ALEXANDRE Free concert. Tue 3/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BANJO BUDDIES DIXIELAND BAND Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Wed 3/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PETER CALLAWAY TRIO Free concert. Tue 3/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA performs a tribute to Sy Oliver directed by David Baker. See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/25, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

CHICAGO YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BOBBI WILSYN under the direction of Scott Hall. Tue 3/27, 6 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6322.

ELAINE DAME No cover. Tue 3/27, 5 PM, Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph. 312-236-0123.

ERIK FRIEDLANDER & TOPAZ See Critic's Choice; free admission. Mon 3/26, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA under the direction of Larry O'Brien. Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

ALARIC ROKKO JANS WITH SUZANNE PETRI & DENISE LAGRASSA Benefit for Lill Street Learning Center. Sat 3/24, 6:30 PM, Lill Street Art Center, 1021 W. Lill. 773-477-6185.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

PHOEBE LEGERE QUINTET Free admission. Thu 3/29, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 3/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MARTIN MAYES DUO Moving concert in the galleries with French horn player Martin Mayes and oboist Robbie Lynn Hunsinger. Sun 3/25, 3 PM, Artemisia Gallery, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Fri 3/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SONNY ROLLINS Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SALTY DOGS OF CHICAGO Sun 3/25, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

ARTURO SANDOVAL, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sat 3/24, 8 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

HECTOR SILVEIRA ORCHESTRA Sat 3/24, 8:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 773-539-8344.

RON SMOLEN ORCHESTRA Sat 3/24, 8 PM, Saint Fabian Parish Hall, 8300 S. Oketo, Bridgeview. 708-599-1110.

SOUND & THE FURY Swing dance concert. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

TAPPING INTO SOUND with Laurie Lee Moses, Vickie Dodd, and Drew Morgan. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, 8 PM, second floor, Link's Hall Studio, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

DON TISCH TRIO Free in-store performance. Sun 3/25, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747.

MARK TURNER-KURT ROSENWINKEL QUARTET See Critic's Choice. Tue 3/27, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121. Wed 3/28, 7:30 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100. Thu 3/29, 7:30 PM (Bob Guthrie Quartet opens), DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

jazz

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 3/24, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Riptones, 34 Satellite. 773-478-4408.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/23, noon, Peter Roothaan, Jeremy Bieber, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/24, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson, Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman & Gregg Rockingham. 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 3/28, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 3/29, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Band. Fri 3/30, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/31, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Men of Note. 312-642-6805.

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

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 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Detour. Mon 3/25 through Thu 3/29, Danny Lerman. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Nick Colionne. Sun 4/1, Jazzmatics. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-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 3/28, 8 PM, Paul Abella Trio (no cover). 630-406-0008.

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

BOILER ROOM JAZZ AND SUPPER CLUB 2 S. Vail, Arlington Heights: Tuesdays, 7 PM, Scott Holman Trio. 847-368-0792.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Fri 3/23, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-384-8600.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Music at 6 PM. Sun 3/25, Claudia Perez. Wed 3/28, Spider Saloff. 312-454-1227.

CAFE LUCIANO 871 N. Rush: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Lenny Perretta Trio. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Sami Scot. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Lenny Perretta & Richie Pardo. 312-266-1414.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/23, 9 PM, Von Freeman Quartet. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 3/25, 5:30 PM, Greg Fishman Duo. 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.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1 AM, Arlene Bardelle & Craig Lanigan. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10:30 PM, 12:30 AM, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Tom Hope. 312-467-0546.

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. Wed 3/28, Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 3/23, 9 PM, Gary Dacanay Quartet. 773-973-2233.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 3/29, 8 PM, Ron Smith Trio (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 3/24, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 3/31, Paul Abella Group. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 3/23, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 3/24, Airborne. Sat 3/31, Jazz Vertigo. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/25, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Nick Vegas & the Roulettes. 773-528-4033.

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.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 3/23 and Fri 3/30, Jose Valdes Latin Jazz Trio. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 3/24, Rose Colella & Dana Houser. Sat 3/31, Bernard Alcorn. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Wed 3/28, Cameron Quintet. 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, 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: Fri 3/23, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Quintet. Sat 3/24, Nicholas Barron & the Galaxy 5. Tuesdays, 8 PM, pro jam hosted by Detour. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 3/29, Dee Alexander Quartet. Fri 3/30, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 3/23, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/24, 8 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Mon 3/26, 9 PM, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 3/28, 9 PM, Ted Hogarth Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 3/30, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/1, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group with Chris Jonas. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 3/23, Dick Mattick Swing Quintet. Fri 3/30, Melodaires Jazz Orchestra. 847-724-7171.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/23, 9 PM, Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band (see Critic's Choice). Sun 3/25, 7 PM, Hot Domingos with poet David Hernandez. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 3/27, 8 PM, Triage, Guillermo Gregorio Trio. Thu 3/29, 8 PM, J D Parran with Mark Deutsch, Roy Campbell, Chad Evans & Jason Finkelman. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, 8 Bold Souls; 11 PM, Olu Dara. 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.

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 3/23 through Sun 3/25, John Scofield Quartet. Tue 3/27 through Sun 4/1, Junior Mance Trio. Mon 3/26, Oscar Brown Jr. with Maggie 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.

KERRIGAN'S 2 5355 N. Clark: Sat 3/24, 9:30 PM, Who Needs Dave? 773-784-8700.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/30, Gary Tu. 773-525-2422.

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. Wednesdays, Two for Brazil. 312-649-5874.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays, Chicago Rose. 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. Sundays, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 4/1, 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 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Turning Point. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Atomic Martini. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 3/23, Tim Green Trio. Sat 3/24, Jerry Steinhilber Trio. Wed 3/28, 7 PM, Dave Baney Trio; 10 PM, jam session hosted by Pat Brady Trio. Fri 3/30, Ryan Shultz Trio. Sat 3/31, Margaret Murphy Group. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sun 3/25, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with 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 4/1, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/23, 8 PM, David Boykin & Expanse. Sun 3/25, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Fareed Haque. Fri 3/30, 9 PM, Gary Dacanay Quartet. Sun 4/1, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Fareed Haque. 773-743-3355.

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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/23, Corky McClerkin Trio. Sat 3/24, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues Band. Mon 3/26, Hinda Hoffman. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 3/28, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, Ron Surace Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Nicholson. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Eddie Harrison. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. 708-848-4250.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/23, Elaine Dame Quartet. Sat 3/24, Katherine Davis Quartet. Sun 3/25, Jackie Allen Trio. Mon 3/26, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Wed 3/28, Steve Million Trio. Thu 3/29, Typhanie Monique Trio. Fri 3/30, Greg Sergo Quartet. Sat 3/31, Jodie Christian Quartet. Sun 4/1, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/24, Von Freeman Quartet. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Fri 3/30, Rankinfyle. Sat 3/31, Henry Johnson Quartet. 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 with Alison Ruble. Sundays through Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, live piano music. 312-266-0360.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Stenten Trio. Sundays, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. 773-271-9944.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio performs 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, Tuesdays through Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. 312-527-3510.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Sat 3/24, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wed 3/28, Rob Denty Trio. Thu 3/29, Mark O'Connor Trio. Sat 3/31, John Beard Trio. 630-305-0230.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 3/24, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-264-0634.

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, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-665-4410.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 3/26, Scott Anderson Trio. 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; 10:30 PM-1:30 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 3/23 and Sat 3/24, Sean Bergin Ensemble (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 3/29, Andy Goodrich Chicago Afrocentric Ensemble. Fri 3/30, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Sat 3/31, David Boykin's Expanse. 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, 5:30 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Buddy Charles. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

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

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

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.

international

concerts

JULIE GOLDBERG "Music From Mexico and Beyond" concert and tribute to Manuel Ponce. Fri 3/23, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

VICTOR PARRA & MAMBO EXPRESS Wed 3/28, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-787-3997 or 312-944-6250.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features Colombian vallenato and cumbia with Furor Vallenato. Wed 3/28, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HECTOR SILVEIRA ORCHESTRA Sat 3/24, 8:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 773-539-8344.

SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE Mon 3/27, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

TARAF DE HAIDOUKS See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/25, 7 and 9 PM (7 PM show is sold out), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

international

clubs

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

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

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

DULCE VIDA CAFE 1338 W. Madison: Fri 3/30, 7 PM, Argentine singer Luis Jahn, Mexican singer Ramon Marines (benfit for Casa Guatemala). 312-666-1920.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 11 PM, Quatro Fantasticos. 773-395-0066.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music starts at 11 PM. Fri 3/23, Angel D'Cuba. Sat 3/24, Fulanito y Los Innocentes. 312-943-2252.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/23, 9 PM, Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band (see Critic's Choice). Sat 3/24, 7 PM, Danzika; 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wed 3/28, 8 PM, Latin Street Dancing with DJ El Papichulo. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 3/26, 8 PM, Moreno Veloso + 2 (see Critic's Choice), Carlos Ortega. 773-525-2508.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mon 3/26, 7 PM, Raul "Timbal" & the Mambo Jazz. 312-932-0006.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Eddie Mosqito Cruz spins salsa, mambo, and

rumba (mambo bands also perform). 312-337-3223.

classical

ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Murray Perahia, conductor and piano (Handel, Mozart, Bach, Haydn). Sun 3/25, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

STEPHEN ALLTOP, KAREN BRUNSSEN, AND MARILYN McDONALD harpsichord, mezzo-soprano, and baroque violin, with orchestra (J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn). Sat 3/24, 8:15 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Rossini's La Cenerentola. Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Sun 3/25, 3 PM, and Fri 3/30 and Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Goodfellow Hall, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE with soprano Sharon Quattrin (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Villa-Lobos, Argento). Sun 3/25, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Alexander Platt conducts Robert Kurka's The Good Soldier Schweik. Fri 3/23, 7:30 PM, Sun 3/25, 3 PM, and Thu 3/29 and Sat 3/31, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Dvorak, Bartok, Beethoven). Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Tue 3/27, 7:30 PM, William Eddins conducts a "P.D.Q. Bach" program featuring Peter Schickele, soprano Michele Eaton, and tenor David Düsing (Schickele and others). Thu 3/29 through Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Leif Segerstam, conductor, with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes (Rachmaninoff, Holst, Matthews). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Jay Friedman conducts an all-brass concert (Gabrieli, R. Strauss). Benefit for the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest. Sun 3/25, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHURCH OF ST. LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR Mark P. Bangert conducts a free Bach cantata program. Sun 3/25, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 3/24 and Sat 3/31, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CUBE (Stockhausen, Grazier, Maxwell Davies, Dinescu, Gena, Taub). Fri 3/30, 7:30 PM (with "prelude concert" by Trio d'Amore at 6:45 PM), Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

DAVID DANIELS WITH LES VIOLONS DU ROY (Handel, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Purcell, Handel, Bach). Wed 3/28, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with violinist Brittany Cotto (Bruch, Wagner, Brahms, Vaughan Williams). Sun 3/25, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor (Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Britten). Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FLEUR DE LYS CHORALE (Mulholland, Berger, Meier, and others). Sun 3/25, 4 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 773-281-2107.

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

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/23, 12:10 PM, contrabassoonist Susan Nigro. Sat 3/30, 12:10 PM, Seraphim. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

GENESIS OPERA James MacDonald conducts Gian-Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief. Free admission. Fri 3/23, 7:30 PM, Bruce Hayden Performing Arts Center, Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren. 312-286-5055.

RICH GERSTEN tenor, in a free recital. Wed 3/28, 7:30 PM, north campus, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

OSCAR GHIGLIA guitar (Bach, Milhaud, Roussel, Poulenc, Donatoni). Sun 4/1, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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

MICHAEL HENOCH, LARRY COMBS, WILLIAM BUCHMAN, GAIL WILLIAMS, MARC JOHNSON, AND ELIZABETH BUCCHERI oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, cello, and piano (Mozart, Poulenc, Schumann, Brahms). Sat 3/24, 4 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with soprano Winifred Faix Brown (Berg, Beethoven, R. Strauss). Sun 3/25, 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.

INVENTIONS "Visual music quartet" performs music "for duo clarinet and duo movement." Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass, Argonne. 630-252-3751.

WALFRID KUJALA, RUSSELL HERSHOW, AND YUMIKO ENDO flute, viola, and harp, with others in an all-Debussy program. See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/25, 2 PM, Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600 or 312-857-7138.

METROPOLIS YOUTH SYMPHONY Robert Ian Winstin, conductor, with the Fuzzy Mustard Blues Band (Beethoven, Suppe, Smetana, Williams, Winstin). Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, 7:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Thomas Wikman, conductor, with members of the Chicago Children's Choir (Bach, Passion According to Saint Matthew). Fri 3/23, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents pianist Soyoung Kee and clarinetist Shannon Orme in a free concert. Mon 3/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453.

NEWBERRY CONSORT Thu 3/29, 4 PM ("open rehearsal"), and Fri 3/30, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware. Sat 3/31, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

AYANO NINOMIYA violin (Bach, Beethoven, Ysaye, Webern, Ravel). Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JESSYE NORMAN sings at Dominican University's Annual Trustee Benefit Concert. Sun 3/25, 7:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6454.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, ORCHESTRA, AND GOSPEL CHOIR Rollo Dilworth and Tom Zelle conduct a benefit concert (Dvorak, Basler, and others). Sun 4/1, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 773-244-5625.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Sergio Tiempo (Ravel and others). Sun 4/1, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SIX PIANO ENSEMBLE (Brahms, Beethoven, Joplin, Faure, Berlin). Sat 3/31, 8 PM, and Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Performing Arts Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-2185.

PACIFICA QUARTET Fri 3/23, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

JANIS POTTER marimba, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Chopin, Bissell, Bach, Gershwin). Free admission. Wed 3/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

PRESSENDA TRIO (Beethoven, Brahms, Arensky). Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 3/24 and Sat 3/31, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY HONORS MUSIC RECITAL Sun 4/1, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

GEORGI SLAVCHEV piano, in a free concert (Bach, D. Scarlatti, Liszt, Franck, Rachmaninoff). Sun 3/25, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5020.

SOUTH RANGE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND in a free performance. Fri 3/30, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LISA SUN AND LISA STELTENPOHL piano and viola, in a free concert. Sun 4/1, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

STEVE SUVADA AND STEVEN VAZQUEZ guitars, with guitarist Richard Brune, flutist Cynthia Fudala, pianist Mark Mrozinski, violinists Kristen Oyler and April Lucker-Berkowski, Tamburitza Orchestra Ojula, and others (Paganini, Sor, Granados, Piazzolla, Corea, Garson, Regan, Vazquez). Sat 3/31, 7:30 PM, Business and Social Science Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with violinist Paul Kantor (Welcher, Dvorak, Brahms). Sun 4/1, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

NATALIA SZADKOWSKI violin, in a free recital. Sun 3/25, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

TRIO SETTECENTO (Corelli, Veracini, Stradella). Sat 3/24, 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 MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts an a cappella program (Britten, Finzi, Dowland). Sat 3/31, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Chopin, Beethoven). Sun 4/1, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

VALLEY CIVIC ORCHESTRA Ernest "Chip" Gross, conductor (Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bird). Fri 3/23, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ORION WEISS piano (Schoenberg, Beethoven, Chopin, Stravinsky). Fri 3/23, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND COMBINED CHOIRS, WEST SUBURBAN CHORAL UNION, GLEN ELLYN CHILDREN'S CHORUS, AND VOCAL SOLOISTS John Nelson conducts Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE with flutist Donald Peck, soprano Sunny Joy Langton, harpist Stephen Hartman, violist Keith Conant, oboist Ricardo Castaneda, clarinetist Christie Vohs, organist Thomas Weisflog, and the Moose Project dance ensemble in a program of music of William Ferris. Fri 3/30, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

fairs & festivals

A LITTLE TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA lower hall, Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1335 W. Harrison: Sunday, 1-5 PM, Carolina Gomez, Eric Muller. Festival also features dance performances. 312-738-0700.

miscellaneous

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

GREAT AMERICAN CHORUS A cappella barbershop harmony chorus performs "Show of Shows"; the quartet Acoustix also performs. Fri 3/23, 8 PM, and Sat 3/24, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, performing arts center, Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. 888-494-8705.

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.

TAPPING INTO SOUND with Laurie Lee Moses, Vickie Dodd, and Drew Morgan. Fri 3/23 and Sat 3/24, 8 PM, second floor, Link's Hall Studio, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 3/23, Benson High School Concert Choir. Mon 3/26, Timber Ridge Middle School Band, River View Elementary School Choir. Thu 3/29, 12:30 PM, J.J. Hoggard High School Band. Fri 3/30, Napoleon High School Concert Band. 312-346-3278.

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