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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

JASON ANTONE Sat 7/28, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860.

BARLOWGIRL Free concert. Sat 7/28, 7:30 PM, Waldorf Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 847-824-4924.

BLACKOUT Free in-store performance. Fri 8/3, 8 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

BLUE OYSTER CULT Sat 8/4, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS Free concert. Fri 8/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOOZE BROTHERS Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/3, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

BROTHER LOWDOWN Free performance. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

JOHN BROWN & SONS OF THE SOIL Free performances. Fri 7/27, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909. Sat 7/28, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARK BURNELL & ANNE PRINGLE Free concert. Sun 8/5, 2 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 8/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CRISTIAN CASTRO Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO ROSE Fri 7/27, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 1340 Patriot, Glenview. 847-657-3124.

COULD IT BE MAGIC? THE BARRY MANILOW SONGBOOK Five cast members and a six-piece band perform a musical tribute to Barry Manilow. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, Sundays, 3 and 7 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700 or 312-902-1500.

DAVID CRAWFORD Free in-store performance. Sat 8/4, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BILLY CROFT, RICK "ELVIS" SAUCEDO Benefit for the family of Alexis Ehrhart. Sun 8/5, 1 PM, Central Park, Jefferson & Washington, Naperville. 630-761-8298.

SARA DAVIS Sun 8/5, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CAROLYN DEAN, STEVE RICHARDS Tribute to Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond. Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Kane County Events Center Picnic Area, Kirk & Cherry, Geneva. 630-208-9567.

DOWN IN FLAMES, DEFINITE CHOICE, KILLING TREE Sun 7/29, 6 PM, Snapcult, 1035 W. Lake. 773-517-4785.

DUGO BAND Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/3, 11 AM-2 PM, at the park on York & Western, Blue Island. 708-388-5735.

PHIL DUNAVAN Free concert. Sat 8/4, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

FALLEN ANGELS Free performance. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 601 N. Martingale, Schaumburg. 847-605-0476.

GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE perform at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/4, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH "Rock 'n' roll glam-punk musical" with Nick Garrison, Katrina Lenk, Joe Pecorino & others. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 and 11 PM, Sundays, 7 PM, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Broadway Theatre, 3175 N. Broadway. 773-388-3818.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 7/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Fri 8/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JANET JACKSON Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN KIMLER Free performance. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

LATIN RHYTHMS Free outdoor concert. Fri 7/27, 11 AM-2 PM, at the park on York & Western, Blue Island. 708-388-5735.

LEVITES, FE Sat 8/4, 7 PM, Gateway Theatre, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-278-0501, ext. 227.

LIL' ROMEO Thu 8/2, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

LLAMA Free in-store performance. Sat 7/28, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

CATHERINE LORD, KAT TAYLOR Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

LYLE LOVETT & HIS LARGE BAND Tue 7/31, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ANDREA MARCOVICCI Mon 7/30, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NICHOLAS MARKOS Free performance. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0187.

RICHARD MARX Fri 7/27, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

MATCHBOX TWENTY, TRAIN Fri 8/3, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MATTHEW Free performance. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

MICHAEL McDERMOTT Thu 8/2, 6 PM, northwest terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

JASON NARDUCY Free concerts. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417. Fri 8/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

DONALD O'CONNOR Wed 8/1 through Fri 8/3, 2 PM, and Sat 8/4, 6 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

JOAN OSBORNE, DOUBLE TROUBLE Benefit for Lincoln Park Zoo. Fri 7/27, 7 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

JOSE PENERA & MICHEL DOMINGUE in a free concert. Thu 8/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JENNIFER PETERSON BAND Free concert. Fri 7/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

MAURA PHENEY & JACK SHORT Fri 8/3, 10:30 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

QUANTUM LEEP, WICKED GARDEN, MR. SPARKLE Sat 7/28, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

RADIOHEAD, BETA BAND, KID KOALA See Critic's Choice on Radiohead; see Spot Check on Beta Band. Wed 8/1, 6:30 PM, Hutchinson Field, Grant Park south of Buckingham Fountain. 312-559-1212.

RAMMSTEIN, GODHEAD, CROSSBREED Fri 7/27, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

REEL BIG FISH, GOLDFINGER, ZEBRAHEAD, HOMEGROWN, RIDDLIN' KIDS Sat 7/28, 6:15 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ROOTS OF ORCHIS Free in-store performance. Sat 7/28, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

ROXY MUSIC, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT See Critic's Choice. Mon 7/30, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

ETHAN SAMONE Free performance. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, Renaissance Place, 1849 Green Bay, Highland Park. 847-432-8806.

DICK SARLO ORCHESTRA performs ballroom music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 7/29, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-744-6630 or 312-742-4007.

RAY SASSETTI ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/5, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SCARLET LIFE performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 8/3, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

SENSATIONAL SALAMI BROTHERS Free concert. Fri 7/27, 7 PM, North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski. 312-744-1252.

SLOW JANE Free performance. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1070 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-271-1998.

STARDUST 2 All-ages electronic music in two rooms, with Frankie Bones, DJ Funk, Mixin' Marc, Alex Peace, DJ 3D, Jes One, DJ Loverboy, DJ Caffeine, Miss Hollie, Acid Man, Billy the Kid, Demetri Nocturnal, Chris Tomasone, Confusion, Jimmy & Sean Tripp. Sat 7/28, 9 PM-6 AM, Harvey Expo Center, 17100 S. Halsted, Harvey. 630-582-7006.

SCOTT STENTEN Free concert. Fri 8/3, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

STILL Free in-store performance. Thu 8/2, 8 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

STONE (FROM ULELE) Free performance. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777.

JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS Free in-store performance. Fri 7/27, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

SUGAR RAY, UNCLE KRACKER, THE START Thu 8/2, 7 PM, the Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 630-833-8368 or 312-559-1212.

JAMES TAYLOR BAND Fri 8/3, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-902-1500.

GLENN TILBROOK, MARSHALL CRENSHAW, LIAM & STEVE Sat 7/28, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TRIPLE PROCESS, SOULFIX Free "Rising: Asian American Songs of Chicago" concert. Wed 8/1, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JEFF WILDER in a free piano concert. Wed 8/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FRANK WINKLER Free concert. Sun 7/29, 5 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-742-7887.

WINTER VACATION Free in-store performance. Sat 7/28, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

WORLD CLASS NOISE Free concert. Mon 7/30, 7 PM, Giddings Plaza, 4700 N. Lincoln. 773-728-3890.

ADAM WYLE Free in-store performance. Sat 7/28, 2 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ERIC ZIEGENHAGEN Free performance. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 7/27, 9 PM, Monte Montgomery, Mary Lou Lord. Sat 7/28, 10 PM, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Llama. Fri 8/3, 9 PM, Seven Day Run, Ellen Rosner Band, Eskimos, Lidlifter. Sat 8/4, 9 PM, Jay Bennett, Jennifer Peterson, Mary Janes, Sarah Osmer. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Wed 8/1, Halfway Jane. 312-337-4349.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27, Celestial Static. Fri 8/3, Julia Fachet. Sat 8/4, Rich Matz. 630-778-9090.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Jeff Moyer. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Gene Lopez & Brian Borden. Saturdays, David Britton. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Mondays, DJ Friendly. Tuesdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, DJ Aaron. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin funk, soul, and disco. Saturdays, DJs spin funk, soul, and acid jazz. Sundays, Acoustolingus. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Deans, Returnables. Sat 7/28, Go-Go Devils, Torturing Elvis. Sundays, Fuego da Burnah, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, DJ Pap G. spins dancehall. Tuesdays, DJs spin classic rock, metal, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Jahson, Ivan & Alo spin reggae & hip-hop. Fri 8/3, Redneck Exorcist, Bludgeon. Sat 8/4, Organ Wolf. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 7/27, benefit for the March of Dimes with Tijuana Hercules, Sunshine Delay, Brother Lowdown. Sat 7/28, benefit for the HIV Coalition with Poundseven, Ditch Farulla, Sono. Sun 7/29, Midnight Larry, Matt Ross Renegade Quartet. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 7/31, Swidden, Gaskit. Wed 8/1, Mischief, Savitre. Thu 8/2, Ravenhouse, Earshot. Fri 8/3, Midnight Evils, Resinators, Ponys. Sat 8/4, the Bomb, Green, Lackloves. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat (Fri 7/27, DJ Nosmo). Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, alternative, and rock. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Philz Deep, DJ Steve Melvage. Sat 7/28, Caveman, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJs Slacky J & Red Lox. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Panic Buttons, Strong Come Ons, Mighty John Waynes, Mystery Girls. Sat 7/28, Your Mom SRO, Mumbo Jumbo, Drexel. Thu 8/2, Blower, Los Shut Up, Jupiter. Fri 8/3, Jonny Bionic & the Trailer Park Disaster, Second Hand Poets, Demilos. Sat 8/4, Heavy Duty Felt, December's Architects. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, downtempo, and R&B. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23. Wed 8/1, DJ KC, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, "Synesthesia" DJs spin. 773-235-9100.

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

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Trippin' Billies. 773-472-1502.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, Free Association. Thursdays, "Deep" with DJ Joe Schmoe & DJ Verb. 773-384-0701.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 7/27, 10 PM, Justin Planasch & the Downpours. Sat 7/28, 10 PM, Rockin' Billy. Sundays, 8 PM, Shirley Bock sings cabaret. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 8/3, 10 PM, Old #8. Sat 8/4, 10 PM, Slam Papi's Postmodern Vaudeville hosted by Marc Smith, with the Professor John Orchestra, Weird Sisters, Evelyn Weston & Her Musical Saw & others. Sun 8/5, 8 PM, Anne Pringle. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Tue 7/31, Afroskull. Wednesdays, Chicago Horns. Sat 8/4, Old #8. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27, Timeless. Sat 7/28, Jack Salamander. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 8/3, Noveto Trio. Sat 8/4, Triangle Green. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Steve Edwards Orchestra. Sat 7/28, Lightning & Thunder. Wednesdays, acoustic jam session with Arthur Lee. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Fluid, X-Side. Sat 7/28, Camouflage Guru. Fri 8/3, Blind Roosevelts. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 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. Thursdays, 8 PM, Bandoleros. 312-475-9800.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Sat 7/28, Bryan Harrell. 847-256-8870.

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.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Sabrosa. Fri 8/3, Buck 50. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 7/29, Sinister Luck Ensemble. Fri 8/3, Machine Translations. Sat 8/4, Riptones. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Mojo Jojo. Thu 8/2, Pauline York Band. Fri 8/3, Connexxion. 708-460-1771.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Boy George (DJ set), DJs John Curley & Chad Sommer. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. 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, 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. Fri 7/27, 10 PM, DJ Skribble. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs spin underground house. Wednesdays, DJs spin progressive techno. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 773-327-4646.

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

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

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

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

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (8/2 with Mark Weigle, Sean Wiggins, and Corey Black). 773-907-3500.

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin downtempo electronic music Wednesdays through Fridays until 2 AM and Saturdays until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. Mondays, 10 PM, hip-hop open mike. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Simmering. Sat 7/28, Kate Brunner, Soulfix, Almighty Rogers, Convulsions, Gertrude, Pete Special Band. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Robert Cornelius 7. Fri 8/3, Cat's Chorus, the Hustle. Sat 8/4, Golden Egg, Anne Harris. 773-528-7569.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Chris Gin. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 7/27, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Pepper's Ghost. Sat 7/28, 10 PM, Slaveship, Gidgets Ga Ga, Bamboo Grove. Sun 7/29, 10 PM, M-80's. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 8/3, Seers Poncho. Sat 8/4, Flatline. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 7/27, Rubber. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 8/3, Bumpus. Sat 8/4, Cats Under the Stars. 847-541-4700.

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 7/27, 8 PM, Tony Gibson & Chuck Larkin; 10:30 PM, Gillian Kelly. Sat 7/28, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Beth Bergmann (tribute to Kurt Weill). Wed 8/1, 8 PM, Lili-Anne Brown. Thu 8/2, 8 PM, Matt Davis. Fri 8/3, 8 PM, Lili-Anne Brown; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. Sat 8/4, 8 PM, Matt Davis; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday; DJs spin Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27, MC Fester 9000 DJs spin (tribute to Mick Jagger). Sat 7/28, DJs Tim & Tony spin Brit pop. Sun 7/29, DJ Mike Miller spins garage. Mon 7/30, DJ Billy Spunke spins punk. Tue 7/31, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 8/1, DJ Nan spins country & western. Thu 8/2, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/27, 10 PM, Great Crusades, Ass Ponys, Tarts. Sat 7/28, 10 PM, Steepwater Band, Old #8, John Brown & Sons of the Soil. Mon 7/30, 9 PM, Charlatans UK, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (sold out). Wed 8/1, 9 PM, Crash Poet, Meqqa, Slaveship. Thu 8/2, 9:30 PM, Greedy Gretchen, Moke, All Systems Halt. Fri 8/3, 10 PM, Ike Reilly. Sat 8/4, 10 PM, Cabaret Diosa. 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.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Justin G. spins progressive house, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Saturdays, DJ Myke T. spins progressive house and trance, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Sundays, DJ Javier Temple. Thursdays, DJs spin house. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 7/27, Rubber. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/3, Deloreans. Sat 8/4, Big Backyard. 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 7/27, Seventh Heaven. Sat 7/28, Fair Warning. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 8/3, Pat McCurdy. Sat 8/4, Guiness. 847-358-9150.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and funk. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

EDGE 147th & Cicero, Midlothian: Fri 8/3, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-687-4244.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/27, Segway, King Super, Over Easy. Sat 7/28, Bumpus, Eddie Mack. Sun 7/29, Sumo, 3 Card Guts. Mon 7/30, Todd Leiter-Weintraub, Kam. Tue 7/31, Half Stachon, Jones Bridge Massacre. Wed 8/1, Fiercely Me, Release. Thu 8/2, Katheter, Fusion. Fri 8/3, Dovetail Joint, Great Apes, Exo. Sat 8/4, Gelheads, Punsapaya, Carbon 4, Regal Standard. Sun 8/5, Sumo, Los Borrachos. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/27, Statik. Sat 7/28, Everyman. Fri 8/3, Planet Strange. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, 9 PM, Bellini, Sterling, 41 Rivers, Fred Weaver. Sat 7/28, TRS-80, K-Rad, DJ Hamster & Bunnyhug. Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Volta Do Mar, Roots of Orchis, Goldsmith Jones; 10 PM, "Version" with Jeff Parker & Jacob Ross. Mon 7/30, 9 PM, Light FM, Bob Rising & the Blisters, Wow & Flutter, Imaginary Posse (see Spot Check). Thu 8/2, Land of the El Caminos, Motion, Mil Mulliganos. Fri 8/3, Peaches, Taylor Savvy (see Critic's Choice), Ray_rod. Sat 8/4, Burning Airlines, Shiner, Aina. Sun 8/5, 7 PM, Pele, Defender, DMS; 10 PM, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Pickles. 773-276-3600.

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

ESCENTS OF LIFE 325 E. Garfield: Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, Thirteenth Tribe. 773-802-1745.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 7/27, 7 PM, Hubcap, Haymarket Riot, Roots of Orchis, Potomac Accord. Sat 7/28, 5 PM, Violent Society, Despite, Handshake Murders, A Day's Refrain; 9 PM, benefit for Guerrilla Radio with Three Dollar Bill, Sonido Inquieto. Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Drunken Master Three, Hysterics, Geezers, Rebreather, Plan a Project. Mon 7/30, 6 PM, Peralta, Calumets, Short Bus Kids. Tue 7/31, 6 PM, Arrivals, Toys That Kill, Tiltwheel, Urchin, Giving Chase. Wed 8/1, 7 PM, TSOL, Tiger Army, Gels. Thu 8/2, 6 PM, RX Bandits, Starting Line, Warren Commission (see Spot Check), Faultlines; 10 PM, Peaches, Magas, Taylor Savvy (see Critic's Choice). Fri 8/3, 7 PM, Nymb, Tiara, Vida Blue. Sat 8/4, 5 PM, Good Clean Fun, Only Ten Between Us, Story So Far, Minus Tide. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 7/27, 10 PM, Riptones, Hillbillys From Space. Sat 7/28, 10 PM, Webb Wilder, Kevin Gordon, Juleps. Tue 7/31, 8 PM, open stage with Richard Burnett. Wed 8/1, 8:30 PM, Blue Rodeo, Teddy Morgan & the Pistolas. Fri 8/3, 10 PM, Brave Combo. Sat 8/4, 8:30 PM, "Good News/Bad News" benefit with Switchback, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Scott Momenthy, Can-Ky-Ree, the What. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 7/27, Gypsi Fari (no cover). Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FOUR LAKES PUB 5750 Lakeside, Lisle: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Dysfunktion. Sat 7/28, Slip Mickey. 630-963-8836.

FRANK'S 4501 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, Freeform Sessions. 773-935-4329.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/3, Selective Recall. Sat 8/4, Public I. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ JC. 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Mondays, 10 PM, Blue Groove Lounge DJs Jesse de la Pena, 33 1/3, Nonstop & Supacuts spin hip-hop, reggae, and original breaks. 312-666-1695.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 7/28, Danger Mouse. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Dead Steel Mill, Infamous. Sat 7/28, Rock Bottom. Mon 7/30, Ikkyu, Geneva Convention. Fri 8/3, DJs spin at an art opening and poetry reading. Sat 8/4, Bullet. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 7/27, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 7/30, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Tue 7/31, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 7/27, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 7/28, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 7/29, 6 PM, Honey West & Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 7/31, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, Eric Daley. Tuesdays, Doc, Mickey International. Wednesdays, DJ Hello Kitty. Thursdays, Gary Guy & Kevin Maxey. 773-252-4090.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJ Vince Lawrence & percussionist Louie Louie. 312-587-8469.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/27, Word on the Streets. Sat 7/28, Blind Roosevelts. 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.

GOVNOR'S PUB 207 N. State: No cover. Wed 8/1, 7 PM, Dan Spielman. 312-236-3696.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Fri 7/27, 10 PM, Weebles. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze (no cover). 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/27, the Good, Growth Ltd. Sat 7/28, Morris Miners, Joe Armstrong. Fri 8/3, the Lash. Sat 8/4, Life in General, Somnia, Kat Parsons. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thu 8/2, 11 PM, "Showerpalooza" with Wavy Glassware, Christi Keller & Tropical Fishbowls. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Sat 7/28, 9:30 PM, Blissfield. Thu 8/2, 10 PM, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/4, 9:30 PM, Princess Records DJs spin soul and R&B. 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. 773-248-5933.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Hello Kitty. Saturdays, Matt Warren. Thursdays, DJ Jevon Jackson. 312-527-5600.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 7/27, 9:30 PM, A-Z Consolidated, Ancient Greeks, Judah Johnson. Mon 7/30, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 8/1, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Last Drag, Regal Standard, South of No North, Gertrude. 773-227-4433.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fridays, steppers dance party. Sat 7/28, Universal Expression, DJ Myke Wade. Sat 8/4, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 7/27, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement follows readings by the "Musicality of Poetry Series X: Music as Activism, the Legacy and Lyric of the Black Arts Movement" (at 7 PM). Fri 8/3, 9 PM, Discopoetry with Khari B., Mwata Bowden's Sound System. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, the Buzz. Sat 7/28, Brian Setzer '68 Comeback Special, Trip Daddys (see Spot Check; sold out). Sun 7/29, 6:15 PM, Cradle of Filth, Nile, God Forbid, Synnecrosis. Wed 8/1, Edwin McCain, Howie Day. Thu 8/2 and Fri 8/3, Ray Charles. Sat 8/4, Buju Banton, Dr. Israel & Seven. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 7/28, 9 PM, Felix & the Cats. Sat 8/4, 9 PM, Flocos. 312-245-0333.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 7/28, 9 PM, Liquid Soul. Sundays, Dub Dis. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Hot Buttered Soul. 312-266-2400.

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 at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Underwater People, the Ruse; Sigmund Snopek III (in the front room). Sat 7/28, M-80's; Sigmund Snopek III (in the front room). Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Fri 8/3, Dave & Rae. Sat 8/4, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. 773-477-3330.

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. Thursdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 7/27, Marshall Jefferson. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Flipside, DJ Mike Steele. 773-528-3400.

LA STRADA 155 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-11 PM, Bobby "Grand" Ballog Duo. Mondays through Thursdays, 5-9 PM, pianist Robert Christiansen. 312-565-2200.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Dan Darrah Band, Seven Day Run. Sat 7/28, Synge, Stolie, Holding Mercury. Fri 8/3, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 8/4, Underwater People. 773-975-0505.

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

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Dee Jay Jayster. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Sat 8/4, 9 PM, Flat Mean Tires. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, 9 PM, T.J. Dennis. 708-388-6755.

LINCOLN PARK ATHLETIC CLUB 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM. 773-477-3661.

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

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin nightly 9 PM-2 AM. Sat 7/28, DJ Uncle Milty. 773-477-6513.

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 7/27, Pete Special Band. Sat 7/28, Seers Poncho, Milk Plow. Sun 7/29, Jan James. Tue 7/31, "Local Vocal Brew." Wed 8/1, David Polk Project, Big Roy, Kameron Fry. Thursdays, 9:45 PM, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. 773-975-9244.

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM, and Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJ Johnny B with the Revelation Fire Dancers. 847-885-2112.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Novasonic Down Hyperspace, Detholz, Baroo, M's. Sat 7/28, Sour Deluxe, Moxy Blue, Pet Lover, Crumble. Wed 8/1, MVP, All Fours. Thu 8/2, "Big C Jamboree" wiith the Starlight Drifters. Fri 8/3, Califone, Euphone, Drums & Tuba. Sat 8/4, Hum Machine, Matt Orphans, Weber Band. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 7/27, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Iffy, Marvel Kind, Ego Static, DJ Tommie Sunshine. Sat 7/28, 6:30 PM, Ghostface Killah (see Critic's Choice), Raekwon (see Critic's Choice), Outfitters, Qualo. Sun 7/29, 6:30 PM, Knockout, Don't Look Down, August Premier, Ecuador. Tue 7/31, 7 PM, Boy Hits Car, Adema, One Side Zero. Thu 8/2, 9 PM, Absinthe Blind, Autoliner, Neilson Hubbard, Beauty Shop. Sat 8/4, 10 PM, Zombie Nation, Electric Indigo, Brenda Russell, Paris the Black Fu, DJ Bouto, Aaron Ochoa. Sun 8/5, 6:30 PM, Red River, Alone, Pete, Slitheryn. 773-549-0203.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin dance music Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-631-1223.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Carrie Monster & YZGI spin goth. Sat 7/28, Danny Doom, Magnetosphere, Blow Pops. Tue 7/31, Wraith, Interphase. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. Thu 8/2, live rock bands perform. 773-486-7774.

THE NATURAL 6535 Joliet, LaGrange: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/28, 4cast. Sat 8/4, Major Woody. 708-354-6020.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/27, 3:30 PM, Deja Vu; 8 PM, Streetlife. Sat 7/28, 11:30 AM, User Friendly; 4 PM, the Buzz; 8:30 PM, Us Project. Sun 7/29, 1 PM, Montgomery Street; 5:30 PM, Arthur Lee Band. Mon 7/30, 5:30 PM, DJ Jim Jensen. Tue 7/31, 4 PM, Cleavers. 312-595-7437.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/3, Kabuki Mono, Idiom. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 7/27, 10 PM, Mabel Mabel, North Atlantic. Sat 7/28, 10 PM, Last Drag, Quiet Kid, K-Floor. Mon 7/30, 9 PM, S.P.O., Erratik Statik, Alucio P'Casso & Rob Demery. Wed 8/1, 9:30 PM, Big Wow, Minim, Half Mad Poet. Thu 8/2, 9:30 PM, Old #8, Ken Sommer. Fri 8/3, 10 PM, Oh My God. Sat 8/4, Kid Million, 029, Pet Lover. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJ Tankboy spins funk and disco-house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Fri 7/27, Estradasphere, Tub Ring, Devil Lounge, Foot. Sat 7/28, Homunculus, Bryter. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Danspins metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Fri 8/3, Rock Star Club, Bondo, Community. Sat 8/4, 10:30 PM, Scott Lucas & A Band Called Horse, Hustler, Manservant. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (5 AM Saturdays). 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly after 10:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Mood, Lady D. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Cue. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thu 8/2, DJ Jamie Thinnes, DJ Cue, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

PHLAIR 1945 N. Damen: Fridays, 11 PM, Since Birth. 773-772-3719.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/27, Genuine Goat. Sat 7/28, Rollercoaster, Fiercely Me. Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Downwinders. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 8/1, Silver Measure. Thu 8/2, Surf Zombies, Mutant Hombre. Sat 8/4, Crackpot, Violet Time. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, "Psalm 23" with Rik Shaw & the Great Silence. Tuesdays, Sheer Magic DJs spin soul and funk. Thursdays, Blimp Radio DJs. 773-252-7767.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sat 8/4, 10 PM, Face for Radio, Heather's Damage. 773-248-3093.

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.

PUMPING COMPANY 6157 N. Broadway: Fri 7/27, 9:30 PM, Convulsions, Soulfix, Sour Deluxe, Kate Brunner. 773-743-7994.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly and 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays on two floors. Fridays, DJs Bone, Hardcore D, Confusion & Venom spin progressive. Saturdays, DJ M&M spins progressive, trance, and underground. Tuesdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass. 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.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Robert Boziach. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 7/27, J.T. Donaldson & Tim Shumaker, Christopher Robin & Devo. Sat 7/28, Chris Gin, Charles Little, Chad Sommer, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Mondays, "Heavy Rotation." Wed 8/1, Josh Werner, Hiroki, James Anthony. 312-733-6699.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 7/27, Rock Candy. Fri 8/3, Mighty Joe Duo. 630-964-0773.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, Chance. 773-775-7525.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 7/27, 10 PM, Pernice Brothers (see Critic's Choice), Clem Snide (see Critic's Choice). Sat 7/28, 10 PM, Verbow, Red Elephant. Sun 7/29, 8 PM, Rockwell Church, Summer Chance. Tue 7/31, 9 PM, Gayle Ritt, Dana Cerek. Wed 8/1, 9 PM, Hamell on Trial (see Spot Check), Machine Translations, Eric Ziegenhagen. Thu 8/2, 9 PM, Morris Minors, Churchills, National Drag. Fri 8/3, 10 PM, "Summer on Southport Music Festival" with Bottle Rockets, Delta 88. Sat 8/4, 4 PM, "Summer on Southport Music Festival" with Ralph's World (children's show); 5:30 PM, Chris Mills; 7 PM, Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub; 8:30 PM, Bonnie "Prince" Billy; 11 PM, Starch Martins. Sun 8/5, 4 PM, "Summer on Southport Music Festival" with Justin Roberts (children's show); 5:30 PM, Curt Kirkwood; 7 PM, Scott Miller & the Commonwealth; 8:30 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends; 11 PM, Swag. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/28, Stevie Starlite. Sat 8/4, Tongue Bath. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Thu 8/2, 8 PM, Joey Edwin. 312-337-7900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 7/27, Nobody's Romeo, DJ Club Quest. Sat 7/28, Libido Funk Circus. Thu 8/2, Big Backyard. Fri 8/3, Only Sons. Sat 8/4, acoustic jam session. 708-526-7174.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis spins dancehall, dub, and funk. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Tuesdays, Dave Britton spins house. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble spins Afro-beat, nbombolo, soukous, zouk, and reggae. Thursdays, DJ BJAK & the Soul Foundation Crew. 773-278-7797.

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, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop, disco, and soul. Sundays, Lee Collins & Sadar, DJ Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Shon Dervis. Tuesdays, Derrick Carter, DJ Matty. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs spin. Thursdays, David Balquiedra. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 7/28, Kenny Hawkes, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mon 7/30, Pulseprogramming, DJ Paul Davis, Sepa, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tue 8/31, Kid Koala. Wednesdays, DJ Rekleiner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Fri 8/3, Mauricio Aviles, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/4, Scott Hardkiss. 773-549-4140.

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, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Julian & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 7/27, Lance Ayres, Paul Main, David Culiner. Sat 7/28, First Grade Crush, Sellouts, Curbside Service, Honor System. Tue 7/31, Polyfuse. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. 312-587-8779.

STARGAZE 5419 N. Clark: Sat 7/28, 8 PM, benefit for Ladyfest Midwest Chicago with the Chicago Kings. 773-561-7363.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 7/27, the Gruv, Aftergrace, 1000 Vertical Feet. Sat 7/28, Makeout City, All Fours, Smoking With Superman. Fri 8/3, Pro & Con. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb spins Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tue 7/31, "606" hip-hop open mike with Sidewalk Skolars, Tony Bains, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb. Thursdays, Shakejunt spins old soul, funk, and rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin 6 PM-5 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, DJ Beth. 847-455-0088.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly 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 7/27, Mateo & Matos, Dayhota & Frique, percussionist Louie Louie. 312-491-9729.

TUCKAWAY TAVERN 2545 Plainfield, Joliet: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Shortcuts. Sat 7/28, Decades, Shawn & Janell. Sun 7/29, Dae Duo. 815-436-9259.

TWO RIVERS SPORTS 370 N. Naperville, Bolingbrook: Sat 7/28, 9 PM, Five Year Jacket. 630-759-2677.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Acoustic X. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27, 8 PM, "3rd Positively 4th Motorpsycho Nitemare Commemorative Concert #12 and #35 Approximately" with Al Rose & the Transcendos (Bob Dylan tribute). Sun 8/5, 7 PM, Donna Adler. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Petting Zoo, Ten Ten. Sat 7/28, Fin. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 9 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

VENUE 738 N. Clark: Thu 8/2, 10 PM, DJs Dave Brock & Tracy (no cover). 312-932-0202.

VOLTAIRE 3231 N. Clark: Mondays, 7 PM, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 and 9 PM, Voltaire variety show. 773-528-3136.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJs Martin "Boogie Man" Luna & Artie Czaja spin progressive trance and vocal house. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays. Fri 7/27, R'Gang. Sat 7/28, Yabba Griffiths. Wed 8/1, Salvation Army, Voodoo Kings. Fri 8/3, Underwater People. Sat 8/4, Infinity. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Marty Lloyd Band. Sat 7/28, Waystation, Grinn, Tom Bowles. Sundays, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wed 8/1, Cat's Chorus, Count Bop. Thu 8/2, Underwater People. Fri 8/3, Wish. Sat 8/4, Busted Bottle, Kokapelli, Travelbee. 773-929-1300.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Fridays, 10:30 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins dance music from the Middle East and Spain (no cover). 773-862-1540.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27, Top Secret Band. Saturdays, open mike. 312-943-7815.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fri 8/3, 9:30 PM, Tree. 312-396-9426.

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 HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/27, Meditation, Kwame. Sat 7/28, Ark Band, Melaku. Sun 7/29, Ark Band. Mon 7/30, Roots Stems & Branches. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 8/1, Gulli Banque. 773-327-4273.

ZAKOPANE LOUNGE 1734 W. Division: Fri 7/27, 10 PM, Polkaholics, Big Lou's Polka Casserole. 773-486-1559.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 7/27, Paul Johnson, Cedric, Madrid, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 7/28, Cajmere, John Patterson. Fri 8/3, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 8/4, Midnight Express 2, DJs Andre Harris & PNS, Julius the Mad Thinker. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

JESSICA ANDREWS, BILLY GILMAN Sat 7/28, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BILLY CROFT, RICK "ELVIS" SAUCEDO Benefit for the family of Alexis Ehrhart. Sun 8/5, 1 PM, Central Park, Jefferson & Washington, Naperville. 630-761-8298.

STEVE KESSLER, BOB BLOOM, SUSIE McMURRAY Sat 7/28, 8 PM, Attic Playhouse, 410 Sheridan, Highwood. 847-433-2660.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Fri 7/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook.

STRONG VOICES Free concert. Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY Free in-store performance. Fri 8/3, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State, 312-606-0750; 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan, 312-573-0564.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 7/27, 9 PM, Monte Montgomery, Mary Lou Lord. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thu 8/2, 8 PM, Anne Harris. 773-478-4408.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 7/27, Black Muddy River Boys. 773-384-8600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 7/28 and Sun 8/5, 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.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Sat 7/28, Dal Riada. Fri 8/3, Ceili Mor. Sat 8/4, Paddy Wagon. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 8/4, 8:30 PM, "Good News/Bad News" benefit with Switchback, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Scott Momenthy, Can-Ky-Ree, the What. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Fri 8/3, 9 PM, Cornmeal. 847-821-1234.

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

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 7/28, 10:30 PM, Trailers. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. 773-883-0304.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 8/4, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 7/30, 9 PM, Jim DeWan & Liz Knowles (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 7/28, Recliners. Fri 8/3, Switchback. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 7/28, Red Woody, Anish. 630-513-6300.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 8/1, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Tassit Hounds. Sat 7/28, Tricia Alexander & Patricia Pettinga. 773-743-3355.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 7/31, 9 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys (no cover). 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 7/30, 8 PM, Luther Wright & the Wrongs, John Kimler. Tue 7/31, 9 PM, Gayle Ritt, Dana Cerek. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 7/27, Patti Ecker & L.J. Slavin. Fri 8/3, Christine Gaylord & Joe Wadz. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 7/27, 8 PM, "3rd Positively 4th Motorpsycho Nitemare Commemorative Concert #12 and #35 Approximately" with Al Rose & the Transcendos (Bob Dylan tribute). 773-929-3680.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT. Thursdays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHI-LITES Sat 8/4, 11 AM and 1 PM, Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-857-7161

CHICAGO CATS Fri 8/3, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

AL JARREAU, RACHELLE FERRELL, GEORGE DUKE Fri 7/27, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

MAXWELL STREET BLUES JAM Sundays, 1 PM, Old Maxwell Street Market, Maxwell & Halsted. 312-831-1051 or 312-341-3696.

YOKO NOGE & JAZZ ME BLUES in a free concert. Tue 7/31, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church & Sheridan, Evanston. 847-448-8260 or 847-448-8058.

WABI DOWNHOME BLUES PROJECT Free in-store performance. Sat 7/28, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Group. 312-642-6805.

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

BIG DOWNTOWN 124 S. Wabash: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-917-7399.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 7/31, Eddy Clearwater Band. Wed 8/1, Grana Louise Band. Thu 8/2 through Sat 8/4, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 7/31, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 7/29, Jimmy Burns. Mon 7/30, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 7/31, John Primer & the Real Deal. Wed 8/1, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Thu 8/2, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, 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 7/27, 5:30 PM, Marty Sammon (no cover); 9:30 PM, Mike Morgan & the Crawl, Nick Moss. Sat 7/28, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Anson Funderburgh & Sam Myers, Chicago Blues Angels. Mon 7/30, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 7/31, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Wed 8/1, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Thu 8/2, Duke Robillard. Fri 8/3, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, Dave Hole, Mike Zito. Sat 8/4, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Deborah Coleman, Mojo & the Boogieman. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues and gospel. 773-384-2547.

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/27, Sat 7/28, and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICAGO BEACH CAFE Theater on the Lake, Fullerton and Lake Shore Dr.: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 PM, Professor John Band (no cover). 773-404-3600.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 7/27, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Sat 7/28, Sean Costello. Fri 8/3, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 8/4, Dave Hole. 630-513-0074.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, Masheen Company with Chick Rodgers. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Deborra. 312-341-9787.

DAVIS STREET FISHMARKET 501 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 847-869-3474.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sat 7/28, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-356-9980.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/4, Eric McCabe/Brian Lupo Blues Band. 773-775-2848.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Dizzy Bolinski & the Bluesline Express (no cover). 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 7/28, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Stank Willie (no cover). 773-248-3330.

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

GOOD ROCKIN' LOUNGE 2 7432 S. Racine: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Nellie Travis. Thursdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-2319.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 7/28, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 7/28, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. Tue 7/31, 8:30 PM, Biscuit & the Mix (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 8/4, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Jimmy Burns. Sat 7/28, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 7/31, No Mercy Band. Wed 8/1, Phil Armetta. Thu 8/2 and Fri 8/3, Ray Charles (on the main stage); Chicago Red Hots. Sat 8/4, Big G & the Real Deal. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 7/27 and Fri 8/3, 6 PM, Mandi Loomis & Gene Kilty. 312-245-0333.

THE HUDDLE 9501 W. Devon, Rosemont: Saturdays, 10 PM, Big D & the Chicago Flyers (no cover). 847-318-7591.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, John Primer. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 8/2, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Eddie King. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/27, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. Sat 7/28, Joe Barr with Delores Scott & Laretha Weathersby. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (no cover). 312-566-0555.

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sat 7/28, 9 PM, Vida Blues. 773-384-1040.

LOVERS LOUNGE 7251 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Jamison & the Untouchable Band. 773-488-9807.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/4, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band (CD-release party). 708-863-2000.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/28, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 8/4, King Corey. 773-252-1155.

NOAH'S ARK 3428 S. King Dr.: Tuesdays, 7 PM, gospel poetry open mike (no cover). 312-225-1420.

NORTON'S 1905 Sheridan, Highland Park: Sat 8/4, 9:30 PM, Bourgeois Blues Band (no cover). 847-432-3287.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 PM, Killer Ray Allison, Harmonica George & Jimmy Pryor, Double J Band. 773-821-9165.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 7/27, Mississippi Heat. Wed 8/1, Keith Scott Band. Thu 8/2, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 8/4, Ken Saydak Trio. 847-266-1313.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 7/27, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 7/28, Mississippi Heat. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wed 8/1, Jimmy Burns. Thu 8/2, Luther "Guitar" Johnson. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Matthew Skoller. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, A.C. Reed, Zora Young. Sun 7/29, John & Elroy Blues Band. Mon 7/30, open mike and jam session with A.C. Reed. Tue 7/31, Michael Coleman. 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 7/27, Sat 7/28, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 8/1, Sharon Lewis. Thu 8/2, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Jody Williams, Byther Smith, Detroit Jr. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/3, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 8/4, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 7/27, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-stars. Sat 7/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 8/2, 3:30 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 312-441-9334.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 7/28, Aaron Moore. 773-404-4555.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/27, Guy Smiley Blues Exchange. 847-432-6430.

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

jazz

concerts

AACM NEW MEMBERS with Alma Gray, Savoire Faire, Vincent Davis & Tony Hemera. Sun 7/29, 6 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

RAY BAILEY Sat 8/4, 2, 2:30 and 3 PM, Gallery 150, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-857-7161

BOPOLOGY Fri 8/3, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

RICK BRAUN, MARC ANTOINE Sat 7/28 and Sun 7/29, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM TRIO Sat 7/28, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 800 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove. 847-516-8350.

CHRIS GREEN & NEW PERSPECTIVE Free concert. Tue 7/31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

KIRSTEN GUSTAFSON Fri 7/27, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

AL JARREAU, RACHELLE FERRELL, GEORGE DUKE Fri 7/27, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

JUST FRIENDS with Don Stiernberg. Fri 8/3, 7 PM, on the lawn, Morton Arboretum, Rte. 53 north of I-88, Lisle. 630-719-2465.

CLEO LAINE & THE JOHN DANKWORTH GROUP Fri 7/27, 8 PM, Saint Charles North High School, 225 Red Gate, Saint Charles. 630-584-3378.

MALONEY GRANT DUO Fri 7/27, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 800 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove. 847-516-8350.

JOHN NIEMIEC ALL STARS Sun 8/5, 3 PM, Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. 312-742-7616.

ROB PARTON'S JAZZTECH BIG BAND Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 7/27, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free concert. Sat 7/28, 2 PM, McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California. 312-742-7585.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Free concert. Sat 8/4, 7:30 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 6 PM), Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

ALISON RUBLE Free concert. Sun 8/5, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

L.J. SLAVIN DUO Sat 7/28, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 1340 Patriot, Glenview. 847-657-3124.

ZVONIMIR TOT TRIO Sun 8/5, 6:30 PM, Bethany Lutheran Church, 235 Lundy Lane, Leland. 815-495-4431.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Swing dance concert. Fri 7/27, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

LIBBY YORK QUARTET Free concert. Fri 7/27, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/27, noon, Eric Schneider, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 7/28, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 9:30 PM, Miguel de la Cerna's Jazz Combo with Bobbi Wilsyn. 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 8/1, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 8/3, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/4, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 9:30 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. 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 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steven Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 312-263-0700.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 7/29 through Sat 8/4, Carmen Stokes. Sun 8/5, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 8/1, Ron Smith Duo. 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: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, Rob Zettl Quartet. Fri 8/3, Steven Hashimoto Trio. Sat 8/4, Tim Green Trio. 847-368-0792.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 7/28, noon, Eric Lugosch. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sat 7/28, Chicago Swing Guitar Club. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 8/4, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CAFE BOLERO 2252 N. Western: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, singers' jam session with Marvinetta & Company. 773-227-9000.

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 & Rich Pardo. 312-266-1414.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 8/2, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. Fri 7/27, Michael Zerang. Sat 7/28, Kevin Drumm with Michael Colligan & Michael Zerang. Sun 7/29, Lou Mallozzi with John Corbett & Michael Zerang. Mon 7/30, Jeff Parker with Guillermo Gregorio & Michael Zerang. Tue 7/31, Hal Rammel with Eric Leonardson & Michael Zerang. Wed 8/1, Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang. Thu 8/2, Ken Vandermark with Jason Roebke & Michael Zerang. Fri 8/3, Jim Baker with Kyle Bruckmann & Michael Zerang. Sat 8/4, Mars Williams with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fri 8/3, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 7/27, 8 PM, Buddy Charles. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braughn & John Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM, Chris Mayhew, Alex Bednarke & Mike Jeffers. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, John Kregor, Alex Bednarke & Mike Jeffers. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the Cigar Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Les Walton Trio. Sundays, 5 PM, Gary Tu Trio. 847-969-9900.

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 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Sundays, 8 PM, East Winds. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

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

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

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. Tue 7/31, Triage. Wed 8/1, Pillow. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant. Fri 7/27, and Sat 7/28, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, 7 PM, John Goldman Trio. 312-326-2300.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27 and Thu 8/2, Airborne. Sat 7/28, Matt Erion Trio. Fri 8/3, Marcus Jefferson Trio. Sat 8/4, Scott Angst Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Fri 7/27, Kevin Cline. Sat 7/28, Trio du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Fri 7/27, 7:30 PM, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 7/28, 7:30 PM, Danlchaz Trio. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 7/29, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

FOR LOVERS ONLY 3451 S. Michigan: Social club. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Great Black Music Be Jazz" with the Vincent Davis Quartet, followed by afterset sessions. 312-842-6199.

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.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 8/4, Matt Ulery. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Wed 8/1, Marco Polo. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27, Andy Meacham Trio with Layni Katz. Sat 7/28, Joey Dunna & Top Shelf. Fri 8/3, Mike Finnerty Quartet. Sat 8/4, Vincent, Allen Howell. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 7/27, 9:30 PM, Richie Cole Quartet. Sun 7/29, 8 PM, Havana (no cover). Mon 7/30, 8 PM, Jimmy Willis Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Alejo Poveda, Steve Eisen, Jose Valdes, and Thomas Kini. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 7/27, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Rod McGaha Quartet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 7/28, 8 PM, Rod McGaha Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 7/29, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mon 7/30, 9 PM, Judi Silvano Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 8/1, 9 PM, Howard Levy Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/3, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/4, 8 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Hot Domingos with David Rodriguez & Street Sounds. Thu 8/2, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque. Fri 8/3, 9 PM, Discopoetry with Khari B., Mwata Bowden's Sound System. 312-362-9707.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays. Fri 7/27, Petropolis Trio. Sat 7/28, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Thu 8/2, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Fri 8/3, Peter Lerner Trio. Sat 8/4, Chris Neal Trio. 630-893-0300.

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 7/27 through Sun 7/29, Harry Allen & Joe Cohn with the Stu Katz Trio. Tue 7/31 through Sun 8/5 (Sun 8/5 at 4 and 8 PM only), Roy Haynes Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LA LUCE 1393 W. Lake: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Ivory Pittman & the Individual Artist. 312-850-1900.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Sat 7/28, 9 PM, Jeff Lasky Trio. 708-863-2000.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Sat 8/4, 9 PM, Equinox 5 (no cover). 773-252-1639.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM nightly. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

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

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 7/27, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 7/28, 8:30 PM, Roz Ellington, Kevin Chandler, Audley Reed (cable television filming). Tue 7/31, 4:30 PM, Lisa McQueen Trio. Sat 8/4, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 8/1, 7 PM, Two for Brazil. 630-446-4001.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, Gary Filip & Donny Greco. Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, David Rothstein Orchestra. 312-226-5989.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/27, Eric Leonardson, Carol Genetti & Fred Lonberg-Holm, Birdshow with John Corbett, Terri Kapsalis & Liz Payne. Sat 7/28, Healing Force. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Ken Haebich & Jim Gailloreto, Larry Beers, Winifred Brown & others. 847-869-0450.

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

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Restaurant. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, 8:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 773-775-7525.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, Ron Perrillo Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 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, Jackie Allen. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Nicoleson. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Temple Shultz. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Cory Radford/Jon Lundbom Quartet. Fri 8/3, 8 PM, Steelin' Jazz. Sun 8/5, 7 PM, Bruce Mak Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/27, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. Sat 7/28, Tim Tobias/Lorraine Denham Quartet. Sundays, Urban Twist. Mon 7/30, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 7/31, Katherine Davis Trio. Wed 8/1, Dave Gordon Trio. Thu 8/2, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 8/3, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 8/4, Katherine Davis Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 7/28, Brienn Perry Quartet, Los Hombres Perdidos. Tue 7/31, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Sat 7/28, Brienn Perry Quartet, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 8/3, Long Cont Quartet. Sat 8/4, Fred Simon Trio. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays, jazz jam hosted by Brian Abraham & Will Sadler. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Fri 7/27, 9 PM, Jazz Solution with Tunia (no cover). 773-276-9730.

RAFFI'S ON 5TH 200 E. 5th, Naperville: Fridays, 7 PM, Laksar Reese Duo (no cover). 630-961-8203.

RENDEVOUS 749 N. Clark: Restaurant and lounge. Fri 8/3, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-397-0000.

THE ROOM 5900 N. Broadway: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Gloria Shannon. 773-989-7666.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Stenten Trio. Sundays, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Big Tyme Riley Wimes spins swing (preceded by dance lessons at 8:30 PM). 773-271-9944.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

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

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet performs music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-midnight, Mondays through Wednesdays, 6-10 PM, and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, Donnie DeMarco Trio. 312-527-3510.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 7/28, 6:30 PM, guitarist Zvonimir Tot. 630-264-0634.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays, 6:30-9:30 PM, John Jeffrey. Sundays, 6-8:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Leonardo plays flamenco & Latin jazz. 630-832-9797.

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

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, 8 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, Fred Anderson with Tatsu Aoki & Chad Taylor. 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 8/2, Phil Mosberg Ensemble. Fri 8/3, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 8/4, Black Earth Ensemble with Nicole Mitchell. 312-791-9050.

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

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

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Fri 7/27, Joanna Ashley & Steve Million. 773-404-4555.

VIVA JAVA 1147 W. Granville: Sundays, 4 PM, Ikkyu. 773-274-8040.

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

international

concerts

EDDIE BLAZONCZYK'S VERSATONES Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 7/28, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ECHOES HISPANICO Sat 8/4, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM, grand staircase, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-443-3600.

FACING EAST with John Wubbenhorst (bansuri flute) & Marianne Svacek (vocals). Sat 7/28, 8 PM, Adidam Midwest, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-278-1800.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND in a free concert. Fri 8/3, 7 PM, Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland. 312-742-7518.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Children's concert. Sat 8/4, 1 PM, Kolmar Playlot, 4143 N. Kolmar. 312-742-7610.

JEFF KUST Spanish guitar. Sat 8/4, 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM, grand staircase, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-857-7161.

SHINA OWOLABI & THE AFRICAN MORNING STAR BAND WITH UWA HUNWICK Free concert. Thu 8/2, 7:30 PM (at Chicago Summerdance; preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BILLY RIVERA CON SU ORQUESTA Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/3, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sun 8/5, 7 PM, Avondale Park, 3516 W. School. 312-742-7581.

WORLD'S LARGEST OUTDOOR SALSA LESSON Thu 8/2, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

WEI YANG & BETTY XIANG Sat 8/4, 11 AM and noon, Gallery 135, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-857-7161.

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.

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

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fri 7/27, 11 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo. 312-397-0600.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/27, Banda Rica. 630-416-4898.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/3, 9:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes. 773-395-0066.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Joe spins African music. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 7/28, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Hot Domingos with David Rodriguez & Street Sounds. Tue 7/31, 8 PM, El Hadj N'Diaye (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Thursdays, 7 PM, John Goodman & Antonio Luciano play Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

MI FAMILIA 1931 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and rock en espanol. 773-297-3178.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and bachata. 312-427-2572.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-736-9498.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Cuban restaurant with live music. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Hector Silviera y Su Orquesta. Sundays, 6 PM, Cesar Fuentes. Thursdays, 7 PM, Mellina. 773-509-9332.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mon 7/30, 7:30 PM, Raul "Timbal" & Mambo Jazz, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz. 312-932-0006.

TANGO SUR 3763 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Argentine pianist Mauro Frosio plays tango. 773-477-5466.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Thursdays, 7 PM, DJ "El Papichulo" & DJ Lugo Rosado spin salsa & merengue. 847-969-1602.

classical

CLAIRE AEBERSOLD AND RALPH NEIWEEM in a duo-piano recital (Mozart, Mendelssohn). Fri 7/27, 7:30 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SIR THOMAS ALLEN baritone, with pianist Malcolm Martineau (Beethoven, Wolf, Mahler, Faure, Ives, Copland). Thu 8/2, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO EARLY MUSIC WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS perform music of Handel and others. Sun 7/29, 3 PM, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge, Evanston. 312-409-7874.

LAUREL BUCKWALTER carillon. Sun 8/5, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

CANTORES MINORES perform "American, English, Latin, and Polish secular and religious music."

Thu 8/2, 7 PM, Church of the Atonement, 5749 N. Kenmore.

773-271-2727.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 7/27, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Brahms, Schoenberg). Sat 7/28, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with soprano Kiri Te Kanawa (J. Strauss, R. Strauss, Lehar). Sun 7/29, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianist Tzimon Barto (Glinka, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky). This program is followed by a Martin Theatre "postlude concert" by Eschenbach, Barto, and percussionists Edward Atkatz and Donald Koss (Bartok, Schumann/Debussy). Fri 8/3, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with cellist Claudio Bohorquez (Schumann, Dvorak). Sat 8/4, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with sopranos Waltraud Meier and Rosemarie Lang and tenors Thomas Moser and Brian Davis (Wagner). Sun 8/5, 7 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with oboist Alex Klein (R. Strauss, Mahler). 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Suppe, Dvorak, Liszt, Wagner). Sun 7/29, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

WYLIE CRAWFORD carillon. Sun 7/29, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059. Mon 7/30, 7 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

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

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 7/27 and Sun 7/29, 7:30 PM, James Paul, conductor, with pianist Phillippe Bianconi (Brahms, Walton, Canning). Sat 7/28, 7 PM, James Paul, conductor, with soprano Kelly Nasseif, tenor Philip Webb, and the Grant Park Chorus (Rossini, Pizzetti, Mascagni, Puccini, Verdi, Giordano, Respighi). Wed 8/1 and Fri 8/3, 7:30 PM, Arthur Fagan, conductor, with soloists from the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Mozart, Verdi). Sat 8/4 and Sun 8/5, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with soprano Kathleen Brett, mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson, tenor James Taylor, and bass Bruce Hall (Haydn, Shostakovich). 312-742-4763.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 8/2, 8 PM, guitarists Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque. 312-362-9707.

MIO ISODA AND MATTHEW HAGLE perform duo piano music (Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Lutoslawski). Fri 8/3, 7:30 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

GORAN IVANOVIC guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Piazzolla, Brouwer, Barrios). Free admission. Wed 8/1, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

WARREN MOULTON, RODNEY STAPLETON, LISA MAATOUK, AND GABRIELLA SCANU tenor, bass, soprano, and piano, in a free program (Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Lehar, and others). Sun 7/29, 3:15 PM, St. Monica Church, 5136 N. Nottingham. 773-761-1661.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE COMPOSITION RECITAL Free admission. Fri 7/27, 1 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE GALA FINALE CONCERT Free admission. Fri 7/27, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Robert A. Harris and Peter Kostov, conductors (Handel, Schumann, Weber). Sat 7/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

THE OLIVE BRANCH 617 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, guitarist Benjamin Munoz. 312-751-9600.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA David Allen Miller, conductor, with soprano Emily Pulley, mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer, tenor Jonathan Welch, and baritone John Packard (Verdi, Puccini, Saint-Saens, Mascagni, Dvorak, Donizetti, Tchaikovsky). Wed 8/1, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DAVE RUDOLF TRIO in a children's concert. Sat 8/4, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SAINT CHARLES FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Colin Holman, conductor, with duo pianists Georgia and Louise Mangos (Arnold and others). Sat 7/28, 8 PM, Saint Charles North High School, 225 Red Gate, Saint Charles. 630-584-3378.

BRADLEY SCHULLER tenor, with pianist Tim Shaendlin in a free recital (Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti). Mon 7/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

SEBASTIAN STRING QUARTET perform music of Beethoven in a free concert. Tue 7/31, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free concert (Bartok, Schubert, Debussy). Tue 7/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano, with pianists Shai Wosner and Saleem Abboud-Ashkar (Beethoven, Mozart). See Critic's Choice. Tue 7/31, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

STUDENTS OF THE WEST-EASTERN DIVAN WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS in a chamber music concert. See Critic's Choice. Mon 7/30, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Peter Lipari conducts music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, 8 PM, Hubble Middle School, Roosevelt and Naperville Rds., Wheaton. 630-790-1430.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Fri 7/27 and Sat 7/28, 8 PM (with "pre-concert musical introduction" at 7 PM), Russell Harris, conductor, with duo pianists Petro and Apostolopoulos and the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra (Mozart, Haydn, Kraus). Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, 8 PM (with "pre-concert musical introduction" at 7 PM), Klaus Donath, conductor, with soprano Helen Donath (Mozart, Schubert). 815-338-5300.

fairs & festivals

FIESTA DEL SOL Cermak between Throop and Morgan: Fri 7/27, 5:30 PM, Romantica; 6:35 PM, Boleros; 7:35 PM, Radio Novela; 8:30 PM, La Barranca; 9:30 PM, Zurdok (see Critic's Choice). Sat 7/28, 2:15 PM, Latin Rhythms; 4:15 PM, Grupo Sonrisa; 5:15 PM, Magia Blanca; 6:15 PM, 20/12; 7:15 PM, Shack; 8:15 PM, Together Band; 9:15 PM, Barrio Boys. Sun 7/29, 1:15 PM, Cupido; 2:15 PM, Elisa; 4 PM, Sevcec; 4:15 PM, Travieso; 5:15 PM, Ruby; 6:15 PM, Mariachi; 7 PM, Kaliente; 7:45 PM, Banda El Mexicano. 312-666-2663.

HEMP CAR FEST Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Sat 7/28, 2 PM, Vis@40; 3 PM, Lil' Amy Roaches; 4 PM, Blizzard of Ozz; 5 PM, Secret Agent Bill. Sun 7/29, noon, Bello; 1 PM, Dead Steel Mill; 2 PM, Los Marijuanos; 3 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 4 PM, Soul Food; 5 PM, Gypsi Fari. 847-344-9394.

NORTH SHORE ART FESTIVAL on the grounds of Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler, Skokie: Sat 7/28 and Sun 7/29, 10 AM-5 PM, continuous performances by Jeffrey Michael, Stephen Mikes, Doug Walker & Kayte Wolf. Free admission. 847-673-0240.

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Halsted between Belmont and Addison: Sat 8/4, noon, Antje, Deals Gone Bad; 1 PM, Scott Free & friends; 1:30 PM, Anne E. Dechant; 2 PM, Chicago Kings; 3 PM, Anthony Rapp, Hundo; 3:30 PM, Robert Cornelius 7; 4:10 PM, Patty Elvis; 5:10 PM, Venus Envy; 5:30 PM, Anna Fermin; 6 PM, Robin K, Rico; 7:20 PM, Valerie James; 8:30 PM, Judybats. Sun 8/5, noon, Tim Porter, Scarlet Life; 1 PM, Stewed Tomatoes; 1:30 PM, Butter Side Down; 2 PM, Mark Weigle; 2:15 PM, Peking Turtle; 3 PM, Girls of Spin, Pleasing Betty; 3:30 PM, Hedwig & the Angry Inch; 4 PM, Honey West; 4:30 PM, Anne Harris; 4:50 PM, Lisa Sanders & Mary Dolan; 5 PM, Andrew Bird; 5:40 PM, Sean Wiggins; 6:30 PM, Mighty Blue Kings; 6:50 PM, Sophie B. Hawkins; 8 PM, Mabel Mabel; 8:15 PM, Cathy Richardson. 773-883-0500.

ST. RICHARD PARISH FAMILY FEST & CARNIVAL St. Richard Parish, 5032 S. Kostner: Fri 7/27, 6:30 PM, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 7/28, 7:30 PM, Dancing Noodles. Sun 7/29, 1 PM, Gennie O & the Next Step; 2 PM, Patrick Henry Polka Show; 6 PM, Music Company. 773-585-1221.

SAM ADAMS SUMMER JAM Wicker Park, Damen and North: Sat 7/28, noon, Torben Floor; 1:30 PM, Menthol; 3:15 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 5:15 PM, Sponge; 7 PM, Prime 5th; 8:45 PM, Stabbing Westward. 773-868-3010.

SIXTH WARD CULTURAL CONNECTIONS CELEBRATION Tuley Park, 501 E. 90th: Sat 7/28, 10 AM-dusk, Nova, Gregory Gay, Fredrick Dubose, Metropolis Boy's Club & others. 773-846-7006.

TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE Lincoln between Fullerton and Wrightwood: Sat 7/28, 12:30 PM, Grin, Rockin' Johnny Blues Band; 1 PM, Miga, Soulfix; 1:30 PM, Box-o-car; 1:45 PM, Cyclesomething; 2:15 PM, Chico Banks & Chicago's Most Wanted; 2:30 PM, Telstar; 3 PM, J. Davis Trio, Califone, Pepper's Ghost; 4 PM, Marty Lloyd Band, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers; 4:30 PM, Promise Ring, K-Floor; 5 PM, Travelbee; 5:30 PM, Bumpus; 5:45 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band; 6 PM, Tossers, Slobberbone; 7 PM, Hello Dave, Kato the Houseboy; 7:30 PM, Howlin' Maggie, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnson, Nellie "Tiger" Travis & Big Time Sarah; 7:45 PM, Monte Montgomery. Sun 7/29, 12:30 PM, Waystation, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy; 1 PM, Plain Jane; 1:15 PM, Gayle Ritt; 1:30 PM, Missile; 1:45 PM, Earl; 2:15 PM, Something for Joey, John Primer & the Real Deal; 3 PM, Vida Blues, Starball, Clumsy; 3:30 PM, Underwater People; 4 PM, Pistol Pete; 4:30 PM, Domestic Problems, 19 Wheels; 5 PM, Hair Bangers' Ball, the Frawd; 5:45 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys; 6 PM, Continental Drifters, Llama; 6:30 PM, Mike & Joe; 7 PM, Trippin' Billies; 7:30 PM, Glen Phillips Band, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials; 7:45 PM, Rooster. 773-348-6784.

TIBETFEST Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome: Sat 7/28, 10 AM-6 PM, Chicago Didjeridu Chorus, Kailash Tibetan Cultural Troupe, and others. 773-743-7772.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL See Classical.

miscellaneous

AFRICARIBE Children's concert. Sat 8/4, 1 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312-527-1000.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 7/28, Drumatics percussion ensemble. 630-778-9090.

ARCO IRIS Children's concert of Puerto Rican music. Sun 7/29, 2 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312-527-1000.

DOUG BRUSH Percussion concert. Sat 8/4, 10:30 and 11:30 AM, Gallery 101, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-857-7161

CHICAGO CALEDONIAN PIPES & DRUMS Free concert. Sun 7/29, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/5, 5:30 PM, Ralph's World (children's concert). 708-788-2118.

JOEL FRANKEL Children's concert. Sun 7/29, 2 PM, Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview. 312-742-7816.

JIM GILL Children's concert. Sat 8/4, 10 AM, Indian Road Park, 6010 W. Matson. 312-742-7850.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 7/29, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" features music by Futz. 773-878-5552.

PRIMERA ORQUESTA DE CUATRO DE CHICAGO Children's concert of Puerto Rican music. Thu 8/2, 5:30 PM, and Sun 8/5, 4:30 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312-527-1000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 7/27, Peruvian Arts Society. Mon 7/30, Gallery 37 Merit Jazz Band. 312-346-3278.

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