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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Tue 8/7 and Wed 8/8, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

TONY BENNETT WITH THE RALPH SHARON QUARTET Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

PAUL BESSENBACHER, BEN MIRANDA, JAMES SCOTT, JASON TOTH & DAVID YUN perform during Samuel Beckett's play Endgame. Sat 8/4, 9 PM, and Mon 8/6 and Thu 8/9, 8 PM, Arena Theater, University & Howard, Wheaton. 630-653-2794.

BIG JOHN HOWELL & THE BORN TO BOOGIE BAND Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/10, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

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.

MARILYNN BOGETICH & GREG WALTERS Free concert. Tue 8/7, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

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.

FOXY BROWN, SPRAGGA BENZ, JUNIOR REID, WADDA REID, ANDREW REID, FRISCO KID & PANCHO Sat 8/4, 9 PM, Dolton Expo Center, 14200 S. Chicago, Dolton. 773-221-9552 or 773-619-0463.

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.

CHICAGO ROSE Fri 8/3, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 3141 N. Thatcher, River Grove. 708-453-2896.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA performs ballroom music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/12, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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.

GENO DELAFOSE & FRENCH ROCKIN' BOOGIE Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/10, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

DOMESTIC PROBLEMS Thu 8/9, 6 PM, northwest terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

ROBERTA DUCHAK, TABLE FOR FIVE Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

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.

E-MICS Free concert. Fri 8/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Thu 8/9, 6 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-871-2668.

FISH & THE BLUEFINS, KARMA SUTRA Benefit for Anatomically Correct. Sat 8/4, 7 PM, Garage, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted. 312-514-1802.

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 8/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

KINGPINZ WITH SHELTO perform after the musical The Ball of Justice. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, 10:30 PM, Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway. 773-528-9889.

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

LOS LOBOS, JULIETA VENEGAS Wed 8/8, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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

MAXWELL Tue 8/7, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

IKUE MORI, SKULI SVERRISSON Transmissions concert (see Post No Bills). Sun 8/12, 6 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MUD CATS Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/10, 11 AM-2 PM, at the park on York & Western, Blue Island. 708-388-5735.

JASON NARDUCY Free concert. Fri 8/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

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

ONE WAY STREET, BRINT ANDERSON BLUES BAND, ROCKIN' RIVIERA REVIEW Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

DANGER WILL ROBINSON, FOUR MAN ACOUSTICAL BAND perform at the Junior League of Chicago's summer soiree "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-664-4462.

SADE, INDIA ARIE Sun 8/5 and Tue 8/7, 7:30 PM (Sun 8/5 sold out), Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

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.

LINDA SMITH GROUP Free concert. Mon 8/6, 7 PM, Giddings Plaza, 4700 N. Lincoln. 773-728-3890.

RICK SPRINGFIELD Sat 8/11, 7 and 10 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212. Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

BEN VIDA, CARL STONE Transmissions concert (see Post No Bills). Mon 8/6, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

YES with orchestra. Wed 8/8, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 8/3, 9 PM, Seven Day Run, Ellen Rosner Band, Eskimos, Lid Lifter. Sat 8/4, 9 PM, Jay Bennett, Jennifer Peterson, Mary Janes, Sarah Osmer. Tue 8/7, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Fri 8/10, 7 PM, Kasim Sulton, Miga; 10:30 PM, Blueground Undergrass, Cornmeal. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Marvel Kind, Jonny Polonsky, Cells. 773-478-4408.

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

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/3, Julia Fachet. Sat 8/4, Rich Matz. Fri 8/10, Kimi Hayes. Sat 8/11, Acoustic Sensations. 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 8/3, Redneck Exorcist, Bludgeon. Sat 8/4, Organ Wolf. 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. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 8/3, Midnight Evils, Resinators, Ponys. Sat 8/4, the Bomb, Green, Lackloves. Sun 8/5, D-Funct. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/7, Luis Ewerling, Jupiter. Wed 8/8, Snake Oil, Lunch. Thu 8/9, Benjamin Allen Band, Bryter, Treeline. Fri 8/10, Sanoponic, John Mathie & Megan Wright, Howie Kantoff. Sat 8/11, Segway, Hello Hello, Joe Kile. 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. 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. 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 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 8/8, Shy FX & MC Skibadee, 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. Wed 8/8, 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 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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Cedarcase. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Fat Time. 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 8/4, Old #8. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Chicago Horns. Sat 8/11, Freelance Bishops. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/3, Noveto Trio. Sat 8/4, Triangle Green. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 8/10, Most Guitars. Sat 8/11, Tractor Boy. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 8/3, URB. Sat 8/4, Almighty Rogers, Tom Cox, Cat's Chorus. Wed 8/8, acoustic jam session with Jon Gram. Thu 8/9, Steve Edwards Orchestra. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/3, Blind Roosevelts. Fri 8/10, 7 Deez. 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. Sat 8/4, Casey McDonough. Fri 8/10, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 8/11, Weeds. 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 8/3, Buck 50. Fri 8/10, Phenomenal Cats, Perio. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/3, Machine Translations. Sat 8/4, Riptones. Tue 8/7, DJ Stevie spins acid jazz. Fri 8/10, Deanna Varagona, Central Falls. Sat 8/11, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 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 8/3, Connexxion. Thu 8/9, Tyson Parker Band. Fri 8/10, Alter Image. 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. 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. 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 HAMIEN 4920 N. Sheridan: Fri 8/3, 9 PM, "MC Battle" with E.C. Illa, Family Jewels, Real One, Cache 22, Skor, Shabaz & others. 773-517-0955 or 773-354-3712.

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 (8/9 with Ellen Rosner & Jim Pickett). 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 8/3, Cat's Chorus, the Hustle. Sat 8/4, Golden Egg, Anne Harris. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Robert Cornelius 7. 773-528-7569.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 8/3, Teri Bristol, DJ Chris Gin. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/3, Punsapaya, Seers Poncho. Sat 8/4, Flatline, Slantwise. Sundays, M-80's. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 8/9, Princes of Babylon, the Dog & Everything. Fri 8/10, Maggie Speaks, Good Word. Sat 8/11, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 8/3, Bumpus. Sat 8/4, Cats Under the Stars. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 8/10, Core. Sat 8/11, X-Side. 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 8/3, 8 PM, Lili-Anne Brown; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. Sat 8/4, 8 PM, Matt Davis; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. Wed 8/8, 8 PM, Don Orlando. Thu 8/9, 8 PM, Tracy Adams. Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Don Orlando; 10:30 PM, Ray St. Ray. Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Tracy Adams; 10:30 PM, Ray St. Ray. Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Keith Cornell, Andrea Behegan-Gough, Tairen M. Foster & Allison Whittier (performing "Say Yes: The Kander & Ebb Songbook.") 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. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/3, 10 PM, Ike Reilly, Wolcott, Juleps. Sat 8/4, 10 PM, Cabaret Diosa, Casolando, Cattivo. Tue 8/7, 10 PM, DJ Rudy Tardy, Maxell (in the Dirt Room). Wed 8/8, 9 PM, Disengage, Premium, Godsize. Thu 8/9, 9 PM, Demilos, Dolari, Wish List, Scrounge for Change. Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Ruby, Valve. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Rocket From the Crypt. 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 8/3, Deloreans. Sat 8/4, Big Backyard. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/10, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/11, Four Cast. 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 8/3, Pat McCurdy. Sat 8/4, Guinness. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 8/10, Bottle of Justus. Sat 8/11, Garbo Swag. 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 8/3, Dovetail Joint, Great Apes, Exo (no cover). Sat 8/4, Gelheads, Punsapaya, Carbon 4, Regal Standard (no cover). Sun 8/5, Sumo, Los Borrachos (no cover). Mon 8/6, Jack Cunningham, Rebecca Francis Scotti. Tue 8/7, Orson's Well, Half Mad Poet, Peking Turtle. Wed 8/8, Blue Monks, Andrew Zorc Group, Aziola Cry. Thu 8/9, Bob Rising & the Blisters, Thing 3, Ethan Kaulas. Fri 8/10, Left Setter, Escape From Earth, Kiss-n-Ride. Sat 8/11, Fly Williams, Kid Chroma, Hungries. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/3, Planet Strange. Fri 8/10, Victoria & the Repeat Offenders. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/3, Peaches, Taylor Savvy, Ray_rod. Sat 8/4, Burning Airlines (see Spot Check), Shiner, Aina. Sun 8/5, 7 PM, Pele, Defender, DMS; 10 PM, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Pickles. Mon 8/6, Eternals, ABCS, Boxstep (see Spot Check). Thu 8/9, Reservoir, Purple Ivy Shadows, Timeout Drawer, Sex Hunter. Fri 8/10, Dirt Bombs, Bobby Stratosphere & the Bloodclub, Phantom Three. Sat 8/11, Promise Ring, Detachment Kit, Rhythm of Black Lines. Sun 8/12, 8 PM, Zeni Geva, Arab on Radar, KK Null, Behold! the Living Corpse. 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. Fri 8/10, 8:30 PM, Dave Carlson (tribute to Elvis). 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 8/3, 7 PM, Nymb, Tiara, Houston. Sat 8/4, 5 PM, Good Clean Fun, Trepan Nation, Only Ten Between Us, Minus Tide; 9 PM, Dorks, Differents, Mexican Cheerleader, Shakes. Mon 8/6, 6 PM, Nerve Agents, Definate Choice; 10 PM, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Ex Models, Quatre Tete. Tue 8/7, 7 PM, Lot Six, Jai Alai. Wed 8/8, 7 PM, Isis, Knut (see Spot Check), Pelican. Thu 8/9, 6 PM, Catfish Haven, the Ghost, Lynyrd's Innards, Prosperity Wallet; 10 PM, Marmoset, Impossible Shapes, New Constitution. Fri 8/10, 6 PM, Martyr, Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, Sante Sangre; 10 PM, Tekulvi, Tristan Psionic, Seventies. Sat 8/11, 6 PM, Osker, All Else Fails, Belvedere; 10 PM, Helms, Jerry Andriano. Sun 8/12, 6 PM, Small Brown Bike, Phobia, Circle of Dead, Children, True North, Stillwell. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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. Sun 8/5, 5:30 PM, Ralph's World (children's concert). Wed 8/8, 8 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight" with Shawn Christopher, Kate Milan, Greta Pope, Tom Broughton & Gerald McClendon. Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Blazers, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Nick Curran. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/3, Hundo (no cover). Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

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

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 8/4, Midnight Renegade. Sat 8/11, Rockin' Riviera Review. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/3, Selective Recall. Sat 8/4, Public I. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/10, G.B. Leighton. 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 & De La spin hip-hop, reggae, and original breaks. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/3, DJs spin at an art opening and poetry reading. Sat 8/4, Bullet. Wed 8/8, showcase hosted by Nancy & Garrett. Fri 8/10, Twelve Gauge Noise. Sat 8/11, Wingnuts. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Sat 8/4, Rich Hardesty. 773-549-0400.

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.

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 8/8, 7 PM, Bandango. 312-236-3696.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: 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 8/3, the Lash, Danglers. Sat 8/4, Life in General, Somnia, Kat Parsons. Thu 8/9, Freque Chamber, Panicsville. Fri 8/10, Audio ID, Tom Atteberry. Sat 8/11, Kieran Halpin, Ver Sacrum, Butterfly Child. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Sat 8/4 and Sat 8/11, 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 8/4, 10:30 PM, benefit for Students Against Sweatshops with La Paz, Anonymous. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Peter Wolf. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/3, 10 PM, Melochrome (see Spot Check), Zelienople. Sat 8/4, 10 PM, Zincs, Sur La Mer, Parker & Lily. Mon 8/6, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 8/8, 8:30 PM, Tijuana Hercules, Kelly Hogan. Thu 8/9, 9 PM, benefit for the AIDS Ride with Tom Dunning, Kiernan Halpin, Kelly Hogan, Catherine Smitko, Sound Bites, Clyde Federal, DJ Lawrence Peters, Beazley Phillips II, Sarah Staskaukas & Jim Becker, Don Schweiger & others. Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Hamicks, Drapes, Sex Hunters. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Grimble Grumble, DJ Supreme Court. 773-227-4433.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fridays, steppers dance party. Sat 8/4, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJ Myke Wade. Sat 8/11, Yvad & Take No Prisoners Posse Band. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/3, 9 PM, Discopoetry with Khari B., Mwata Bowden's Sound System. Wed 8/8, 8 PM, Transmissions (see Post No Bills) with Helen Mirra, Steve Roden, and Michael Schumacher. Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Transmissions (see Post No Bills) with Loren Chasse, Jason Kahn, Richard Chartier, Hecker, and Pita. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/3, Ray Charles. Sat 8/4, Buju Banton, Dr. Israel & Seven. Mon 8/6, 6:45 PM, Corporate Avenger, Insolence, AKP. Wed 8/8, 8:30 PM, Inner Circle, Ky-mani Marley, Wailing Souls. Thu 8/9, 8 PM, Paul van Dyk (see Critic's Choice), Walsh & Sommer. Fri 8/10, Giselle. Sat 8/11, Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band. Sun 8/12, Roots, Jaguar, Jellestone. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 8/4, 9 PM, Flocos. Fri 8/10, 6 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. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Gamble Brothers Band. Sun 8/5 and Sun 8/12, Gizzae. Tue 8/7, Shiri. Fri 8/10, Lubraphonic. Sat 8/11, Groove Pushers. 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 8/3, Dave & Rae, Tuck Pence. Sat 8/4, Then Again. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Fri 8/10, Rich Hardesty Band. Sat 8/11, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

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

JUST FOR KICKS 1620 Plainfield, Joliet: Sat 8/11, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 815-730-0424.

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. Fridays, DJ Vince Lawrence, DJs Speed & Flipside. 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 8/3, Air This Side of Caution, Royal Brown. Sat 8/4, Underwater People. Fri 8/10, Jack Straw, Cryin' Souls. Sat 8/11, Sponge, Missile. 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. 773-477-6513.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Thu 8/9, 9 PM, Kurt David Phillips. 773-489-3490.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Wed 8/8, 7 PM, Michel. 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 8/3, Califone, Euphone, Drums & Tuba. Sat 8/4, Hum Machine, Orphans, Matt Weber Band, Tommy O'Donnell. Wed 8/8, 9 PM, Jim White. Thu 8/9, Jacobstone, Rusk. Sat 8/11, Tracer, Saps. 773-404-9494.

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

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Fri 8/10, Camouflage. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/10, Wild Bob. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/4, 10 PM, Zombie Nation, Electric Indigo, Brenda Russel, Paris the Black Fu, DJ Bouto, Aaron Ochoa. Sun 8/5, 6:30 PM, Red River, Alone, Pete, Slitheryn. Mon 8/6, 6:30 PM, Gravity Kills, Phunk Junkeez, Project .44. Tue 8/7, 7 PM, Living Colour, J. Davis Trio. Wed 8/8, 6 PM, Mass Hysteria, Brother Ali, Los Nativos, Musab, Atmosphere (see Critic's Choice), Eyedea & Abilities, DJs King IXL, PNS, Stizo & Presyce. Thu 8/9, 9 PM, Scarlet Life, Light FM, Personals. Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Hank Williams III, Blacks. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Ocean Blue, Owls, Orange Peels, David Singer & the Sweet Science. Sun 8/12, 6:30 PM, God's Reflex, Swizzle Tree, Sign Offs, Backdrop. 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. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. Thu 8/9, live rock bands perform. 773-486-7774.

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

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. Sat 8/11, Slogun, Xavier Laradji, Bloodyminded, Panicsville, Vertonen. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/3, 10 PM, Oh My God, Spies Who Surf, Anthony Rapp. Sat 8/4, 10 PM, Kid Million, 029, Pet Lover. Mon 8/6, 9 PM, DJs Tee Bot & Anomaly. Wed 8/8, 9 PM, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Nerve Tonic. Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Pages. Sat 8/11, 10:30 PM, Butterfat Mastermind, Stunt Cat. 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 8/3, 10 PM, Rock Star Club, Bondo, Community (see Spot Check). Sat 8/4, 10:30 PM, Scott Lucas & A Band Called Horse, Hustler, Manservant. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Ethyline, Split Habit, Red Animal War. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Metropolis, Monkey Paw, Dragstrip Syndicate, Cats & Jammers. 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 8/9, Playin' 4 the City, 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 8/3, midnight, Marseilles Red. Sat 8/4, Crackpot, Violet Time. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 8/8, Brad Bouten, John Huston, Allison Kennedy, Mark Tatara. Thu 8/9, Molasses. Fri 8/10, Hello Operator. Sat 8/11, Community. Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Crazy Juice. 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.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Wed 8/8, 9 PM, Peking Turtle. 847-266-1313.

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.

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 8/3, Shawn Jackson & Zone 2, Christopher Robin, Wyatt Earp, Josh Werner. Sat 8/4, D:Fuse, Walsh & Sommer, Frique & Majid. Mondays, "Heavy Rotation." Wed 8/8, John Herndon, Casey Rice. Thu 8/9, Mr. Pink, Jeremy Coutre, John Curley. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Transmissions (see Post No Bills) with Sutekh, Kit Clayton, Tujiko Noriko, Hecker, Dettinger, and Monolake. 312-733-6699.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 8/3, Mighty Joe Duo. Fri 8/10, Blind Roosevelts. 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 8/3, 10 PM, Summer on Southport Music Festival (see Spot Check) with Bottle Rockets, Delta 88. Sat 8/4, 4 PM, Summer on Southport Music Festival (see Spot Check) 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 (see Spot Check) 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. Tue 8/7, 9 PM, Bob Collum, Eskimos, Original Brothers & Sisters of Love. Wed 8/8, 9 PM, Plastics Hi-Fi, Tenki. Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, O'nit. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, Trailer Bride, Blanche, Danny Black. Sun 8/12, 9 PM, Orange Peels, Happy Supply, Joe Cassidy. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/4, Tongue Bath. Sat 8/11, Decades. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Sat 8/11, 9 PM, User Friendly. 312-337-7900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. 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 8/3, Mauricio Aviles, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/4, Scott Hardkiss. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Brian Ford spin house. 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 8/10, DJ Colette, DJ Loczi. Sat 8/11, DJs Heather & J-Dub. 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 8/3, benefit for the removal of sanctions against Iraq with All Charges Dropped, Cancer Merchants, Konami Code, Mike, Pinheads. Sat 8/4, Frederick, Latenights, Pressure Point. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 8/9, Wanderers, While They Slept. Fri 7/10, Bluerock, Targets, Losers Inc., Zarbuddies. Sat 8/11, benefit for Sputnik with Evergreen Terrace, C.U.P., Juve Kids, Color Blue, Lizdexics. 708-922-9950.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 8/3, Pro & Con. Sat 8/4, Joe Glass, DJ Kico, DJ Moe, Mr. Melacholy, Dr. Disco, DJ Brom. Thu 8/9, 9 PM, Transmissions (see Post No Bills) with Janek Schaefer (see Critic's Choice), Vote Robot (see Critic's Choice), Randall Jones, and DJs Kevin Drumm (see Critic's Choice) & Pita. Fri 8/10, J.U.I.C.E. Sat 8/11, Mr. Lif, Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock, Techno Animal, Rubber Room. 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. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with 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 8/3, Tommy Musto, Dayhota & Frique, percussionist Louie Louie. Sat 8/4, DJs John Curley & Marc Buxton, DJ Goose, DJ Jernell Geronimo. Fri 8/10, Saeed & Palash. 312-491-9729.

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. Sun 8/5, 7 PM, Donna Adler. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/3, Spankenstein, Metropolis. Sat 8/4, Jesters. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. Wed 8/8, Missile, Kleinfelter, Reagan National Crash Diet. Fri 8/10, Matics, Mexican Cheerleader. Sat 8/11, Midnight Larry, Moodstar. 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 8/9, 10 PM, Miss Hollie & Xsentrix (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.

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: 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 8/3, Underwater People. Sat 8/4, Infinity. Wed 8/8, Fables, Finneus. Fri 8/10, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 8/11, High Infidelity. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/3, Wish. Sat 8/4, Busted Bottle, Kokapelli, Travelbee. Sundays, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Tuesdays, Acoustalingus. Wed 8/8, Count Bop. 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. 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. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/3, Anne Harris Band. Sat 8/4 URB. Wed 8/8, S.G.B. Thu 8/9, Freelance Bishops. Fri 8/10, the Gruv. Sat 8/11, Michael McDermott. 847-432-6430.

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

BLACK FAMILY, KATHY MATTEA Tue 8/7, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Thu 8/9, 6 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-871-2668.

LAKE COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

LIMELITERS Benefit for Kane-Kendall Service Coordinators. Sat 8/11, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

LONESOME RIVER BAND, DON STIERNBERG Sat 8/4, 7:30 PM, Sanctuary Building, Assembly of God Church, 1201 N. Dean, Woodstock. 847-726-0521.

REBA McENTIRE, MARTINA McBRIDE, SARA EVANS, JAMIE O'NEIL, CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON Fri 8/10, 7 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MARK McGUINN Free concert. Tue 8/7, 6 PM, Coconuts Music & Movies, 436 S. State Route 59, Naperville. 630-357-1109.

MICHAEL MILES & FRIENDS in a free concert. Tue 8/7, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church & Sheridan, Evanston. 847-448-8260 or 847-448-8058.

SMALL POTATOES Fri 8/10, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

TOM SWEENEY, MICHAEL McDERMOTT Benefit for Hoffman Estates High School Scholarship Fund. Fri 8/10, 7 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-301-7587.

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.

GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Cornmeal. Thu 8/9, 8 PM, Different Drums of Ireland. Fri 8/10, 10:30 PM, Blueground Undergrass, Cornmeal. 773-478-4408.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 8/5, Can-Ky-Ree. Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Honkytonk Hayride; 10 PM, DJ spins country music. 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.

DON'S COFFEE CLUB 1439 W. Jarvis: Sat 8/4, 9 PM, L&J. 773-381-5507.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/3, Ceili Mor. Sat 8/4, Paddy Wagon. Fri 8/10, Velvet Green. Sat 8/11, Fast Eddie. 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. Wed 8/8, showcase hosted by Nancy & Garrett. 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: Fri 8/10, 10 PM, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Tim Grimm. 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: Wed 8/8, 9 PM, Jim White. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Fri 8/3, Switchback. Sat 8/4, Anish. Sun 8/5, Bohola. Sat 8/11, George & Jeanette Castady. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Hank Williams III, Blacks. 773-549-0203.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 8/9, 8 PM, Claudia Russell. 773-743-3355.

SOUTHWIND SALOON 6915 S. Pershing, Stickney: Sun 8/12, 3 PM, benefit for the family of Gerard "Bear" Stroner with Crossfyre, Johnny Reb Band, Signature, and Breakin' Loose. 708-788-0404 or 312-886-9144.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 8/3, Christine Gaylord & Joe Wadz. Fri 8/10, Art Lang & Cathy Ciolac. 630-969-9720.

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.

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

ONE WAY STREET, BRINT ANDERSON BLUES BAND, ROCKIN' RIVIERA REVIEW Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, C.J.'s All-Star Revue with Mimi Jackson, Mike McCall & Tony Whitehead (no cover). 773-734-0491.

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, Stan Jones. 312-917-7399.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/7, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 8/8, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/3, Sat 8/4, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 8/7, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 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 8/3, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sat 8/4, Chicago R&B Kings with Ernie Peniston. Sun 8/5, Andre Taylor. Mon 8/6, Charlie Love. Tue 8/7, Chico Banks. Wed 8/8, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Thu 8/9, Biscuit & the Mix. Fri 8/10, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 8/11, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sun 8/12, 5 PM, King Corey; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. 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 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. Sun 8/5, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 8/6, jam hosted by King Corey Band. Tue 8/7, Brother John. Wed 8/8, Phil Guy. Thu 8/9, Walkin' Cane. Fri 8/10, 5:30 PM, Joel Patterson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Sat 8/11, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds (no cover); 9:30 PM, Bryan Lee, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Sun 8/12, Carl Weathersby. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 8/6, DJ Steve spins R&B. 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 8/3 and Sat 8/4, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. 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 8/3, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 8/4, Dave Hole. Fri 8/10, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 8/11, Matthew Skoller Band. 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. 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.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 8/7, 8:30 PM, Saffire (see Spot Check). 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/10, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-821-1234.

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

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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/10, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

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.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 8/4, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander. Tue 8/7, 8:30 PM, Joe Kelly (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 8/11, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 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 8/3, 9 PM, Ray Charles (on the main stage); 10 PM, Chicago Red Hots (on the Back Porch Stage). Sat 8/4, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Tue 8/7, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Wed 8/8, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Thu 8/9, Pete Special. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band (on the main stage). 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 8/3, 6 PM, Mandi Loomis & Gene Kilty. Sat 8/11, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 312-245-0333.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Gamble Brothers Band. Mon 8/6, Chick Rodgers. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 8/9, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Eddy Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. 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.

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 8/4, King Corey. Sat 8/11, Dave Specter. 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 FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 8/7, Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 8/4, Ken Saydak Trio. Thu 8/9, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 8/11, Katherine Davis Group. 847-266-1313.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Matthew Skoller. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wed 8/8, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Thu 8/9, Matthew Skoller. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Eddie Shaw. 773-645-5200.

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 8/3, Pinetop Perkins. Sat 8/4, Pinetop Perkins, Jody Williams, Byther Smith. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 8/8, Sharon Lewis. Thu 8/9, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 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. Fri 8/11, Pistol Pete. Sat 8/12, Sol Fed Joe. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/3, Wabi Down Home Blues Band. Sat 8/4, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 8/4, Calvin Harrington. 773-404-4555.

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

jazz

concerts

TATSU AOKI, WAKAME NO HIMITSU, YOKO NOGE & JAZZ ME BLUES Free "Rising: Asian American Songs of Chicago" concert. Wed 8/8, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

BRETT BENTLER TRIO Sat 8/4, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 3141 N. Thatcher, River Grove. 708-453-2896.

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

BORDERBEND with music by Carol Genetti, Eric Leonardson, Jerome Bryerton, and Daniel Godston; no cover. Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Pilsen Cafe, 2200 S. Halsted. 312-226-2211.

PETER CALLOWAY TRIO Free concert. Sun 8/12, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM TRIO Sat 8/4, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 1550 N. Clybourn. 773-935-5777.

JIMMY ELLIS QUARTET Free concert. Fri 8/10, noon, Golden Dome, Garfield Park, 100 S. Central Park. 773-442-4978.

5 AFTR 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook.

GALLERY 37 JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Tue 8/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GALLERY 37 LATIN BIG BAND Free concert. Thu 8/9, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAN GILLOGLY TRIO Fri 8/3, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 1550 N. Clybourn. 773-935-5777.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Fri 8/10, 7 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-742-7572.

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.

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

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.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Sun 8/12, 8:30 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

THIRD ANNUAL ROGERS PARK JAZZ SERIES & OUTDOOR FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

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

SOUTH SHORE CULTURAL CENTER JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

SOUTH SHORE YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Mon 8/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TIERNEY SUTTON Free in-store performance. Fri 8/10, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

DON TISCH QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

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

TRIOLOGY Sat 8/4, 8 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

TWO FROM FOUR Free in-store performance. Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Swing dance concert. Fri 8/10, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

CHUCHITO VALDES AFRO CUBAN ENSEMBLE Thu 8/9, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. 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 8/8, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 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 8/10, noon, Eric Schneider, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/11, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 8/3 and Sat 8/4, Carmen Stokes. Sun 8/5 through Sat 8/11, Detour. Sun 8/12, Carmen Stokes. 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 8/8, Airborne. 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 8/3, Steven Hashimoto Trio. Sat 8/4, Tim Green Trio. 847-368-0792.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Mon 8/6, 9 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission. Sat 8/11, 11 AM, Eric Lugosch. 312-226-6666.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Sat 8/4, 8:30 PM, John Goldman with Ron Perrillo, Matt Ferguson & Kobie Watkins. 630-574-2155.

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. Sun 8/5, 8 PM, Afterfest jam session with Room Service Jazz Ensemble (following the South Shore Jazz Festival; no cover). 773-731-9801.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/3, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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 10 PM; no cover. Thu 8/9, Rob Denty Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. 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. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie 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: Sundays, noon-2 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wed 8/8, Kevin Drumm with Steve Butters & Glenn Kotche (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 8/3, 7 PM, John Goldman with Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. 312-326-2300.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/3 and Thu 8/9, Marcus Jefferson Trio. Sat 8/4, Scott Angst Trio. Fri 8/10, Andy Meacham Trio. Sat 8/11, Trio Du Jour. 630-377-9222.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/12, 6 PM, Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 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 and Sat 8/11, Matt Ulery. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 8/6, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/3, Mike Finnerty Quartet. Sat 8/4, Vincent, Allen Howell. Sat 8/11, Rob Roy & the Bitters. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 8/12, 2 PM, Budapest Ragtime Band. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: 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. Thu 8/9, 9 and 11 PM, Marcus Miller. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 8/3, 9 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/4, 8 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/5, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mon 8/6, 9 PM, Michele Thomas Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 8/8, 9 PM, Maurice Brown Quintet. Thu 8/9, 9 PM, Alternatives Big Band with Jackie Allen. Fri 8/10, 9 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/11, 8 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/12, 11 PM, Tierney Sutton Trio. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/3, 9 PM, Discopoetry with Khari B., Mwata Bowden's Sound System. Tue 8/7, 9 PM, Tim Daisy Trio, Sacred Baboons. 312-362-9707.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays. Fri 8/3, Peter Lerner Trio. Sat 8/4, Chris Neal Trio. Thu 8/9, Two for Brazil. Fri 8/10, Airborne. Sat 8/11, Lehman-Boss Guitar Duo. 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 8/3 through Sun 8/5 (Sun 8/5 at 4 and 8 PM only), Roy Haynes Quartet. Tue 8/7 through Sun 8/12, Ray Brown Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. 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.

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: Sat 8/4, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 8/8, 7 PM, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 8/5, 7 PM, Ken Haebich & Jim Gailloreto with Tim Mulvenna. 847-869-0450.

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

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/3, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 8/4, Katherine Davis Quartet. Sun 8/5, Urban Twist. Mon 8/6, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 8/8, Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. Thu 8/9, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 8/10, Tierney Sutton Quartet. Sat 8/11, Redd Holt Quartet. Sun 8/12, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/3, Long Count Quartet. Sat 8/4, Fred Simon Trio. Tue 8/7, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Fri 8/10, Rankinfyle. Sat 8/11, Flippomusic. 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.

RAFFI'S ON 5TH 200 E. 5th, Naperville: Fri 8/3, 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Thu 8/9, 9 PM, Yeah No (see Critic's Choice), Happy Apple, People's Quartet. 773-525-2508.

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 8/11, 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 8/3, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 8/4, Black Earth Ensemble with Nicole Mitchell. 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 8/9, Dave Rempis. Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Ken Vandermark with Hamid Drake & Nate McBride. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6 PM, Eric Lugosch. 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 8/3, Joanna Ashley & Laura Hoffman. 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

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

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Fri 8/3, 7 PM (free concert), Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland. 312-742-7518. Sat 8/4, 1 PM (children's concert), Kolmar Playlot, 4143 N. Kolmar. 312-742-7610.

HARMONIA Free Eastern European folk and gypsy concert. Thu 8/9, 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.

INCA SON Sat 8/11, 7 PM (preceded by a pre-concert discussion), Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-3442.

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.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND in a children's concert. Sat 8/11, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ANGEL MELENDEZ & 911 MAMBO BAND Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/11, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CHRISTOPHER O'RILEY & PABLO ZIEGLER perform piano music of Astor Piazzolla. Thu 8/9, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

BILLY RIVERA CON SU ORQUESTA Thu 8/9, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

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

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.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Sat 8/4, 10 PM, Cabaret Diosa, Casolando, Cattivo. 773-489-3160.

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: Thu 8/9, 8 PM, Casolando. Sat 8/11, 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orquesta. Sun 8/12, 8 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana. 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: Mondays, 7:30 PM, 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

LAUREL BUCKWALTER carillon. Sun 8/5, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059. Mon 8/6, 7 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

ALFREDA BURKE AND MELODY LORD soprano and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Piazzolla, Brouwer, Barrios). Free admission. Wed 8/8, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Auric, Danzi). Mon 8/6, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000 or 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: 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.

ELLEN ESPENSCHIED AND ROY LEE carillon. Sun 8/12, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

EUROPA GALANTE Fabio Biondi, conductor and violin, with countertenor Andreas Scholl (Vivaldi, Corelli, Sammartini, Locatelli). See Critic's Choice. Mon 8/6, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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

GALLERY 37 MUSICIANS in a free chamber music concert. Wed 8/8 and Fri 8/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: 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). Fri 8/10, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor (J. Strauss, Schumann, Stravinsky). Sat 8/11 and Sun 8/12, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham (Prokofiev, Williams). 312-742-4763.

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.

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

CHRISTOPHER O'RILEY AND PABLO ZIEGLER pianos, perform music of Astor Piazzolla. Thu 8/9, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DIANA PARMETER AND ROB ROHLAND cello and piano, in a free concert (Shostakovich, Faure). Tue 8/7, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Debussy). Sun 8/12, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: 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). Fri 8/10 and Sat 8/11, Mark Peskanov, conductor and violin, with violinist Karen Smith (Mozart, Bach, Kreisler). 815-338-5300.

fairs & festivals

AUGUSTFEST 2001 Central Park between 26th and 27th: Fri 8/10, 5 PM, Nico Flores; 5:30 PM, DJ Rainbow; 6:30 PM, Nico Flores; 7 PM, singing contest; 8 PM, Poder Latino. Sat 8/11, 2 PM, Horizontes Mexicanos; 3:30 PM, Cuerdas Clasicas; 4:30 PM, Poder Latino; 5 PM, Nico Flores, Anita Jurado, Ismael Ochoa & Alondra de San Jose; 6 PM, Tierna Imagen; 7 PM, singing contest; 7:30 PM, Onyx. Sun 8/12, 10 AM, DJ Rainbow; 11:30 AM, Onyx; 12:30 PM, singing contest; 1 PM, Tierna Imagen; 1:30 PM, DJ Rainbow; 2:30 PM, Grupo Quien; 4 PM, Los Ciclones del Norte; 5 PM, Nico Flores, Alondra de San Jose, Los Fantasticos & Ismael Ochoa; 5:30 PM, Poder Latino; 7 PM, Banda Azteca, singing contest. 773-522-0142.

BELIZE DAY IN THE PARK Washington Park, 56th and Payne Dr.: Sun 8/5, 3 PM, Wheaton Christian Center Choir; 5 PM, Ivan Ease; 6 PM, Nelson Gill; 6:30 PM, Watson Band; 7:30 PM, Nelson Gill; 8 PM, Ivan Ease. Festival also features DJs and dance performances. 773-881-0412.

ELMHURST IRISH FEST Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst: Fri 8/3, 5 PM, Glengael Pipe Band; 6:30 PM, Larkin Brothers; 8 PM, Switchback; 9:30 PM, Fenians. Sat 8/4, noon, Brogue; 1:30 PM, Donnybrook; 2:45 PM, Celtic Aires; 4:15 PM, Lootheads; 6 PM, Anish; 7:10 PM, Glengael Pipe Band; 7:30 PM, Arranmore; 9:15 PM, Fenians. Sun 8/5, 10:30 AM, Glengael Pipe Band; 10:35 AM, Irish Heritage Singers; 11:45 AM, Velvet Green; 1:30 PM, Moore & Broaders; 2 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 3 PM, Cullen, Dillon & Haughey; 5 PM, Bohola; 6:30 PM, Fenians. 847-844-9380.

EVANSTON LAKESHORE ARTS FESTIVAL Dawes Park, Church and Sheridan, Evanston: Sat 8/4, 11:45 AM, Katherine Hughes Trio; 1 PM, Joel Frankel; 2 PM, Amy Lowe; 3:30 PM, Jack Hubble Jazz Outfit; 4 PM, Dave Rudolf. Sun 8/5, 11:45 AM, Hector Fernandez & Tom Kimball; 1 PM, Megan Wells; 3 PM, Small Potatoes; 3:30 PM, Malik Jazz Arts Trio. 847-328-4650.

20TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL COCINEROS UNIDOS Sacramento and North: Sun 8/5, 3-9:30 PM, Willy Sabor with Choco Orta & Deddie Romero, Carlitos Matos, Ensueno Tropical, Junior Gonzales & others. 773-719-8735.

GENRAL FEST BLOCK PARTY 2001 outside the Gallery, 2020 N. Oakley: Sat 8/4, 12:34 PM, acoustic solo acts; 2 PM, Bonfire Mechanics; 3 PM, DV8; 4 PM, Sandra Lee; 5 PM, Loafers; 5:30 PM, Ugly Doris with Jeff Selley & Mike Lee; 6 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 7 PM, Dead Steel Mill; 8 PM, Sister Child. 773-489-5471.

LAKE COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL presents music on several stages in Paulus Park, Rte. 12 north of Rte. 22, Lake Zurich: Sun 8/5, 11 AM, songwriters' competition; noon, Terry Breen; 12:20 PM, Cat Catalani; 12:30 PM, Jim Carpenter, O'Hara, Laffey & Furlong, Tricia Alexander, Kate Moretti, Switchback; 12:40 PM, Chester; 1 PM, Keith Johnson & Judy Matzen; 1:15 PM, Mark Dvorak, Neal Peck; 1:20 PM, Joe Barth; 1:30 PM, Shank's Pony, O'Hara, Laffey & Furlong; 1:40 PM, Amy Beth; 2 PM, Switchback, Nowakowskis; 2:20 PM, Kate Moretti; 2:30 PM, "East Coast Songwriters' Showcase"; 2:40 PM, Zahn & McNamara; 2:45 PM, Bill Camplin; 3 PM, Marcia Krieger; 3:20 PM, Chuck VanderVennet & Dave Barton; 3:30 PM, O'Hara, Laffey & Furlong, Rick Neeley & Whitey O'Day, John McCutcheon; 3:40 PM, Ouedia Coln; 4 PM, Shank's Pony; 4:15 PM, Kat Eggleston; 4:20 PM, Deb Firak; 4:40 PM, Bill Wilkinson; 5 PM, Freeway Rangers; 6 PM, John McCutcheon. Festival also features workshops, song circles, dance performances, and children's entertainment. 847-540-5527.

MILK PAIL DAYS 2001 Milk Pail, Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Fri 8/10, 7-10 PM, Plunging Necklines & others. Sat 8/11, noon-10 PM, Echosend, Geary Smith Blues Band. 847-742-5040.

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Halsted between Belmont and Addison: Sat 8/4, noon, Fly Williams, Deals Gone Bad, Antje; 1 PM, Scott Free & friends; 1:30 PM, Mark Watson Band; 2 PM, Anne E. Dechant, Chicago Kings; 3 PM, Hundo, Anthony Rapp; 3:30 PM, Safri Duo; 4:10 PM, Patty Elvis; 4:30 PM, Wigstock, Blind Man's Bluff; 5:10 PM, Venus Envy; 5:30 PM, Casolando; 6 PM, Rico, Robin K; 7 PM, Anna Fermin; 7:20 PM, Valerie James; 8 PM, Robert Cornelius 7; 8:30 PM, Spencer Davis Group, Judybats. Sun 8/5, noon, Scarlet Life, Tim Porter; 12:20 PM, Peking Turtle; 1 PM, Stewed Tomatoes; 1:30 PM, Butter Side Down; 1:45 PM, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus; 2 PM, Mark Weigle; 3 PM, Pleasing Betty, Girls of Spin; 3:30 PM, Rare Earth; 4 PM, Honey West; 4:30 PM, Linda Clifford; 4:50 PM, Lisa Sanders & Mary Dolan; 5 PM, Andrew Bird; 5:40 PM, Sean Wiggins; 6 PM, Anne Harris; 6:30 PM, Mighty Blue Kings; 6:50 PM, Sophie B. Hawkins; 7:30 PM, Waco Brothers; 8 PM, Mabel Mabel; 8:15 PM, Cathy Richardson Band. 773-883-0500.

OLDTIMERS OF LILYDALE 19TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th St.: Sat 8/4, 11:45 AM, Larry Woods & Lily Jackson; 1 PM, Clarence Jasper with Mimi Johnson; 2:30 PM, Anthony Jones & Mike Kodoroy. 773-568-1172 or 773-568-3350.

PARTY IN THE PARK Memorial Park, La Grange Rd. and Woodlawn, La Grange: Fri 8/3, 5 PM, Billhouse; 7 PM, Seventh Heaven; 8 PM, Thomas Yurik Band; 9 PM, Buckinghams. Sat 8/4, noon, Ophur; 2 PM, Peace Freak, Rhythm Revolution Drums; 4:30 PM, Jack Straw; 5:30 PM, Moses Scurry; 6 PM, Off Broadway; 7:30 PM, Deelerious; 8:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sun 8/5, noon, C.O. Jones; 1:30 PM, Hot Rocks (Stones tribute); 3:30 PM, Read My Hips; 4 PM, American English; 4:30 PM, Popeye & Sweetpea; 5:30 PM, Route 66; 7 PM, Heartsfield. 773-665-4682.

RETRO ON ROSCOE Roscoe and Damen: Sat 8/11, noon, Jennifer Peterson, Joel Frankel, Flammable Dress; 1:30 PM, Waystation, Covered in Honey; 3 PM, Seven Day Run, Custom on It; 5 PM, Virginia Coalition, Generations, Bumpus; 6:30 PM, Ophur; 7:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Mighty Blue Kings; 8:30 PM, Quantum Leep. Sun 8/12, noon, Mark Watson Band, Sara Osmar, Sam & S'Yen; 1 PM, Bottle of Justus; 1:30 PM, Strain Busy Sky; 3 PM, Tarbox Ramblers, Juleps; 4:45 PM, No Fate; 5 PM, Hello Mr. Arthur, Domestic Problems; 5:15 PM, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band; 7 PM, Casolando; 7:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Mike & Joe; 8:30 PM, Four Charms. 773-665-4682.

ROCK THE RIVER Michigan and Wacker: Fri 8/10, 5 PM, Carl Weathersby; 6:15 PM, Gizzae; 7:45 PM, Koffee Brown; 8:45 PM, Eden's Crush. Sat 8/11, 1:30 PM, Could It Be Magic? (Barry Manilow tribute); 2:30 PM, Release; 3:30 PM, Gullibanque; 5 PM, Yellowman; 6:45 PM, Alejandro Escovedo; 8:15 PM, Patti Smith. 1-800-306-0142.

THIRD ANNUAL ROGERS PARK JAZZ SERIES & FESTIVAL Sheridan and Lunt: Sat 8/4, 2 PM, Scott Stenten with Dede Sampaio & Mike Finnerty; 3 PM, Town Sound with Mike Ferro; 4 PM, Gephart & Long Quartet; 6 PM, Frank Catalano; 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes. Sun 8/5, 2 PM, Alstra-Terra Trapeze Unit; 3 PM, Dave Gordon Quintet; 4 PM, Kick the Cat; 6 PM, Fareed Haque; 8 PM, Chevere. 773-973-2233.

ST. PROCOPIUS KERMESSE Allport between 16th and 18th: Fri 8/10, 6-11 PM, and Sat 8/11 and Sun 8/12, noon-11 PM, Inolvidable, Fuego 2000, Huaches de Michoacan, Conquistadores & others. 312-226-7887

SOUTH SHORE CULTURAL CENTER JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL on the grounds of South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.: Sun 8/5, noon, South Shore Cultural Center Gallery 37 Jazz Band; 12:50 PM, Maurice Brown Quartet; 1:35 PM, David C. Young Quintet; 2:20 PM, Mangelo's Nostalgic Vocals; 3:10 PM, Be Bop Brass with Ken Chaney; 4:10 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown; 5:10 PM, Norman Connors, Jean Carn, Marion Meadows & Bobby Lyle; 6:45 PM, Dianne Reeves. 773-734-2000.

SUMMER FEST WEST Jackson and Hamlin: Fri 8/3, 5:30 PM, Belinda; 6 PM, Keithm; 6:30 PM, Focus; 7 PM, Bobby Bland Jr.; 8 PM, Jesse Tolbert; 9 PM, open mike. Sat 8/4, 1 PM, Tatiana; 1:15 PM, Lil' T-Bone; 1:30 PM, Shorty Bang Bang; 1:45 PM, Sweet Dreams; 2 PM, Rico (Michael Jackson impersonator); 5:30 PM, Young Kats; 5:45 PM, Moneymakers; 6 PM, D.O.A.; 6:15 PM, Midnight Ridaz; 6:45 PM, Lil' Reap & MECE Sol; 7 PM, Toya; 7:15 PM, D.S.O.S.; 7:45 PM, Poetic; 8 PM, Sugar Bear; 8:15 PM, Different Chambers; 8:30 PM, Jaw Breaker; 8:45 PM, Mixx Mobb; 9 PM, Draper; 9:15 PM, C.O.G.; 9:30 PM, M.I.S.; 9:45 PM, Lyrikal Etharians; 10 PM, Kid & Prayer. Sun 8/5, 1 PM, Mount Vernon Choir; 1:30 PM, Reverend Charlie Walker Jr.; 4 PM, Joel & R.G. Family; 4:30 PM, Renee Maxwell; 5 PM, Gospel Slide; 5:30 PM, Davue; 6 PM, Cat's Chorus; 6:30 PM, the Hustle; 7 PM, Roger Connelly & the Blues Merchants; 7:30 PM, Keithm; 7:45 PM, Focus; 8 PM, Oobie; 8:15 PM, Mecca Soul; 8:30 PM, Darkside Ballers; 8:45 PM, "various artists." 773-533-0900.

WEED STREET FESTIVAL outside Joe's, 940 W. Weed: Sat 8/11, 2-10 PM, Nine Days, Swinging Lovehammers, Simmering, Spymob, the Ruse. Sun 8/12, 2-10 PM, Samples, Hello Dave, Umphrey's McGee, John Eddie Band. 312-337-3486.

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.

BEMBETEO Children's concert of Puerto Rican music. Thu 8/9, 6:30 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312-527-1000.

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.

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.

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

JIM GILL Children's concerts. Sat 8/4, 10 AM, Indian Road Park, 6010 W. Matson. 312-742-7850. Wed 8/8, 7 PM, Adams Playground, 1919 N. Seminary. 312-742-7787.

HAVEN QUARTET, MELODY FOUR Fri 8/3, 10:30 AM, Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle. 312-329-9624.

PAUL'S BACKYARD Free children's concert. Thu 8/9, 7 PM, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. 312-742-7590.

PORTAGE PARK CONCERT BAND Free concert. Tue 8/7, 7 PM, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. 312-742-7634.

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

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Erich Kunzel conducts a swing music concert featuring vocalist Michael Gough. Sun 8/12, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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