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concerts

BIG WU Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BODEANS, JOHNNY CLUELESS Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BUTTERFLY CHILD Free concert. Fri 11/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BUTTHOLE SURFERS, KID-606 Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LLOYD COLE, DAVID POE See Spot Check. Sat 11/10, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TONY CONRAD, MICHAEL LENTZ perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

CELIA CRUZ, MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

DIAMOND RIO Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-559-1212.

DUAL IMAGE, CASEY HOMEL & THE WORLD'S HONKIEST POLKA BAND, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, OUTCAST JAZZ BAND Benefit for Mike Clavio. Sun 11/18, noon-6 PM, IBEW Local 134 Union Hall, 600 W. Washington. 708-342-1681.

PHIL DUNAVAN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JAY FARRAR, ANDERS PARKER Fri 11/16, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FIVE BY DESIGN Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

HELLO DALI: FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE SURREAL Chicago Humanities Festival program directed by Paul Amandes, with Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Beau O'Reilly & Jenny Magnus. Sat 11/10, 11 AM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-494-9509.

HILLBILLIES IN THE CITY Miss Tiger's Cabaret directed by Eric Hensley, with Lisa Rock, Angelique Evans-Manto, Kerry Lynn McSweeny, Stefan Mantyk, and Robby Nothstine. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

CLAIRE HOLLEY Free in-store performance. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

ISLEY BROTHERS, KENNY LATTIMORE See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

CORDELL JACKSON Sat 11/10, 9 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

JACOBSTONE Free performance. Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

COVENTRY JONES Free concert. Fri 11/16, 9 PM, Commons Building, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-234-3100.

PHIL KEAGGY Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Elburn Countryside Center for the Performing Arts, 525 N. Main, Elburn. 630-365-3260.

KIMOTION Benefit for ArtSynergy. Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Dance Center of Columbia College, 4730 N. Sheridan. 312-344-8300.

L'OPERA PICCOLA performs "Best Of Broadway . . . And All That Jazz" under the direction of Sasha Gerritson with Jerry Johnson, Spider Saloff, and the Bradley Williams Trio. Sun 11/11, 2:30 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

MEGADETH, ICED EARTH Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SAM PHILLIPS, NICHOLAS TREMULIS See Critic's Choice. Wed 11/14, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

QUEENSRYCHE Sat 11/17 and Sun 11/18, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SMOKEY ROBINSON Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free concert. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

AL ROSE, RUTH SEIDNER Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Northtown Arts Center, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

BOZ SCAGGS, JIMMY DILLON Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JANE SIBERRY Sat 11/17 and Sun 11/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SLITHERYN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/9, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

THE STEREO Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

THRILLHOUSE COLLECTIVE Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

RANDY TRESSLER & GIGI BUFFINGTON perform "The Prince of Wales: A Grownup Faerie Tale" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/10, 3 PM, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509.

WAYSIDE, CELESTIAL STATIC, KNOTEYE, F.O.G., VANESSA E., PENDULUM 227, MEDIUM, ONE MISSION, SACRED WARRIOR, RACHEL WATKINS & OTHERS Benefit for Kim Cross, with dancers from the Shiloh Dance Studio. Sat 11/17, 4-9 PM, auditorium, East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. 630-859-0600.

CECE WINANS & DONNIE McCLURKIN, DARWIN HOBBS, ANGIE WINANS, RAY BADY Thu 11/15, 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 11/9, 9 PM, Waco Brothers, Trailer Bride, Moonshine Willy. Sat 11/10, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks, Trailer Bride. Tue 11/13, 8 PM, Grant Lee Phillips. Thu 11/15, 8 PM, Jesse Dayton Band, Big Breakfast, Billhouse. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, "Peace, Love & Understanding" benefit for the 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund with Michael McDermott Band, MCB & Ajax, Mike Plume Band, Juleps, Lovehammers, Giant Step, Red Elephant, Bottles of Wine, Fitz & the Celts, members of the Nubile Thangs, Orphans, Anne Harris, Dan Darrah Band, Gary Stier, and Miga. Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Bill Quateman, Single Malt Band. 773-478-4408.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Sundays, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, DJs spin rock, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Ivan, Tim Burnz & Fuego tha Burnah. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 11/9, Mathie, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Low Rent. Sat 11/10, Mushuganas, Resinators, Jive Turkeys, Manhandlers. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 11/13, Sonic Boom & Spectrum (see Spot Check), Plastic Crimewave & the Fake. Wed 11/14, Good Goddamns, Dremana. Thu 11/15, Farewell Society, Full, Rat Bag Hero. Fri 11/16, Lazy Cowgirls, Blow Tops, Peelers, Mystery Girls. Sat 11/17, Mari Zen, Synge, Naked Soul. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Sat 11/10, National Jet Set, Sunspot. 773-384-0043.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thu 11/15, 9 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 11/17, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/10, 7Deez. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, J Cappo, Herb Walker, Clyde Davis, Skatch & others. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 11/16, 8:30 PM, Maria Hines (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/9, Entrinzic. Sat 11/10, Triangle Green. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 11/16, Jack Salamander. Sat 11/17, Third Degree. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Frawd. Sat 11/10, T.J. Dennis. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. Sat 11/17, Delorians. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/9, Cammi's NRG. Sat 11/10, Animation (Rush tribute band). Fri 11/16, Tommy Joe Band. 847-541-2500.

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

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 11/9, Ness, A Band Called Horse. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/10, Wild Ones. 773-384-2547.

CARTER'S PLACE 13 W. Ninth, Lockport: Sat 11/10, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 815-838-7881.

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

CARZZ 216 S. Washington, Naperville: Thu 11/15, 9 PM, Guilty (no cover). 630-778-1944.

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Over Easy. Sat 11/10, Pantheon Band. Thu 11/15, Goodie Go Shoes. Fri 11/16, Club 44. Sat 11/17, Tommy Mac, Turn. 708-460-1771.

CHICAGO SPORTS BAR & GRILL 227 W. Jackson: Fridays, 7 PM, Michael Charles (no cover). 312-427-2856.

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

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (11/15 with Shawn Martin, Doug Stapleton). 773-907-3500.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Pat McCurdy. Sat 11/10, Emperor Jones, Mojo Filter. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 11/16, Peking Turtle, Josh Richter Band. Sat 11/17, Sophisticates, Universal Soul Ensemble. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/10, Friends of Pete, Sofa King. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 11/16, Jaked, Bello. Sat 11/17, Flathead Fillups, Wish, Grenwhell, Blackmaker. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 11/9, X-Side. Sat 11/10, Domestic Problems. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 11/16, Mr. Blotto. Sat 11/17, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute band). 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Cory Jamison; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 11/10, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Cory Jamison. Fri 11/16, 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Anjali Asokan. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe & Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin. Mondays, DJ Freddie O. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 11/11, DJ Lexi. Mon 11/12, DJ Dave Simon spins punk. Tue 11/13, DJs Mike & Mike. Wed 11/14, DJs Jayson & Keith. Thu 11/15, DJ Tony spins heavy rock. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/9, 9 PM, benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with I Decline, Sister Child, Milkplow, Brain Rakes, Team Rock-it. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Nebula, Immortal Lee County Killers, Glass Pack. Tue 11/13, 9 PM, the Calling, Giant Step, Transmatic. Wed 11/14, 9 PM, Season to Risk, Tekulvi, Chinese Downhill, Kita. Thu 11/15, 9 PM, Freakalicious Alien Booty, Quasar Wut Wut, Detholz, Danger Adventure. Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Iffy, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, TRS-80. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Red Flag, Endora, DJ Greg Haus, DJ Kamar, DJ Dave Roberts, Boa, MC Burke. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 11/9, Hans & the Hormones. Sat 11/10, Mooch. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/16, Fabulous Houserockers. Sat 11/17, Aunt Janet. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM, Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 11/9, Drop, Nobody, Paul Allodi. Sat 11/10, Underwater People. Sun 11/11, Greg Greer. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 11/14, "battle of the bands" with Walking Man, Remember Rome. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 11/16, Friends of Pete, Everyman. Sat 11/17, Mr. Mackey, Urban Funk Ordinance. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/9, Punsapaya, Catfish Jenkins, Rico. Sat 11/10, Meqqa, Liftpoint, Colonel Stem, Elvi. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Hoobastank, Lost Prophets, Handsome Devil; 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 11/13, Rockaway Cobra, the Effect, Sober Dozi. Wed 11/14, Jimmy Kingsway Band, Quadropaw. Fri 11/16, Orson's Well, Katheter, Young Fathers. Sat 11/17, Bumpus. Sun 11/18, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9, the Blast. Sat 11/10, Terata. Fri 11/16, Nightime Lover. Sat 11/17, Chuckleheads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Solex (see Critic's Choice), Dalek, Pal:ndrom. Sat 11/10, Nerves, We Ragazzi, Soledad Brothers, Bloodthirsty Lovers. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Olo, National, Elk City. Mon 11/12, 9 PM, "One Love 360 Degrees Emcee Battle" with Qualo, Rec Center, Skunk Militia, Rugged Science, DJs Journey & Emmaculate. Thu 11/15, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Atari Star, Little Grizzly. Fri 11/16, 9 PM, Telefon Tel Aviv, Slicker, Twine, Beneath Autumn Sky. Sat 11/17, Tommie Sunshine Stomping Screamfest with Superstars of Love, Misty Martinez, Occasional Detroit. Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Taking Pictures, V for Vendetta. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 11/10, Mark Yde. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 11/9, Tom Van Dorn. Fri 11/16, Abi. 630-435-5288.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, "Hip-hop Cafe" with E3, Diz Crown, Vision & others. Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Sat 11/10, 1 AM, TKA. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJs spin goth & industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Ronnie & the Rockets. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Peter Guerin. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/9, open mike. Sat 11/10, Celestial Static. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael 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 11/9, 6 PM, Sloppy Seconds, Mashers, Beautys, Welt; 10 PM, Chicago Sound, 25 Suaves, Microwaves. Sat 11/10, 5 PM, Bane, Reach the Sky, Glasseater, Dead to Fall; 10 PM, New End Original (see Spot Check), Garrison, Braves. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Arrivals, Mexican Cheerleader, Bitchy. Mon 11/12, 7 PM, Cave In, Icarus Line, Haymarket Riot. Tue 11/13, 6 PM, Commin Correct, Right Arm Death Threat, Definate Choice; 10 PM, Jumbos Killcrane. Thu 11/15, 7 PM, Pavers, Story So Far, Reno Divorce, Itch. Fri 11/16, 7 PM, Stereo, Gadjits, Short Round, Red Hot Valentines. Sat 11/17, 6 PM, Slackers, Deals Gone Bad, Corey Dixon & the Zvooks; 10 PM, Rollo Tomasi, American Heritage, An Automotive. Sun 11/18, 9 PM, Candy Snatchers, Hellbenders, White Outs. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/9, 9:30 PM, Juleps, Yellowhammers. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Paladins, Cave Catt Sammy. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Wed 11/14, 8 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight" with Jeff Vezain, Joan Curto, Byron Woods, and Anita Afis. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/16, Mudy Flor Band. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 11/17, Gerald Rafael. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/9, Joe Lanasa & friends, Katia Havarlay. Sat 11/10, Drubins, Wanderers, Nonetheless. Fri 11/16, the Effect, Janus. Sat 11/17, Surf Zombies, Rotgut. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/9, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Michael McAssey. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Michael McAssey. Sun 11/11, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mon 11/12, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 11/13, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 11/14, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thu 11/15, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Fri 11/16, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Sat 11/17, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sun 11/18, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/11, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 11/15, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Andy Rabensteine & Steve Goers; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/18, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/9, Big Hello, Lackloves. Sat 11/10, Life in General, Kimi Hayes. Thu 11/15, Stickfight, Fly From August. Fri 11/16, Pimps, Saving Face, Nil8. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Gayle Ritt & 13 Flowers, Zero to Nine, Missile, Lindsie. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Antje, Kerri Grant, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, Half Mad Poet, Kristin Shout, Katie Schutt (benefit for the Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation). Wed 11/14, 10 PM, Gelheads, Peace Freak, Flathead Fillups. Thu 11/15, Monkey Cocktail. Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Ellen Rosner, Sean Wiggins, Linda Moss (benefit for Rock for Kids). Sat 11/17, Infinity. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Amoreys. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, 9:30 PM, Bill Quateman. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/9, 10 PM, Anne Harris, Mark Sheehy. Sat 11/10, 9:30 PM, Multivitamins, Whimsical, Supernatural Yes, Gertrude, Five Second Society. Mon 11/12, 9:30 PM, Edward Burch & Leroy Bach (no cover). Wed 11/14, 9:30 PM, Imaginary Posse, Matty & Mossy, Sur La Mer. Thu 11/15, 9:30 PM, Nad Navillus, Parker Paul, Bevel. Fri 11/16, 9 PM, benefit for Tuesday's Child with Triple Threat. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Twang Bang, Vernon Tonges, Apocalypstick, Pulsations. Sun 11/18, 9 PM, Owls, Via Tania. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Lake Shore Drive, Defunkt, Naughty Boy Jack. Wed 11/14, 7 PM, benefit for Will Act for Food Theatre Company with Joe Armstrong, Tony Piscotti, Amy Kaye, and others. Thursdays, 8 PM, Mother's Little Helper. Fri 11/16, Harmony Riley, Ophur. Sat 11/17, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Joe Armstrong, Head Down. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Sat 11/10, Survivors. Sat 11/17, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 11/9, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Apsara's Dreaming. Wed 11/14, 9:30 PM, Actual Music, Flying Luttenbachers. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/9, 6:15 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Bad Ronald, River City High, Riddlin' Kids (sold out); midnight, Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Planet Asia & Rasco, Pep Love, Kutmasta Kurt, Motion Man. Sat 11/10, 1:45 and 7 PM, Good Charlotte, Mest, Movielife (late show sold out). Sun 11/11, 6:15 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Bad Ronald, River City High, Riddlin' Kids. Tue 11/13, Rik Emmett, Lennon, Rearview Mirror. Thu 11/15, India.Arie (see Spot Check), Mystic, DJ Jazzy Joyce, Kelis, Heather B. Fri 11/16, Pat McGee Band, Howie Day. Sun 11/18, Ludacris. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, A440. Sun 11/11, Roots Stems & Branches. Tue 11/13, Shiri. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Mr. Blotto, Butterside Down. Sat 11/10, Tim Mahoney, John Eddie. Fri 11/16, Maggie Speaks. Sat 11/17, M80's. 312-337-3486.

JUST FOR KICKS 1620 Plainfield, Joliet: Sat 11/10, 9:30 PM, Thanatopsis. 815-730-0424.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/9, Underwater People. Sat 11/10, Hundo, Knee Deep Shag, Freshwater Collins. Sundays, 7 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Wed 11/14, Only Infinity. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 11/16, Emitter, Booda Velvets, Furry Kerry. Sat 11/17, Heroes, Dave Stagl & the Burning Daylight, Dazy Head Mazy. 773-975-0505.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. 773-665-1110.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, 10 PM, Lil' Roach, Katie Todd, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Pudder Project, Millions. Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Beki Hemingway, Blue Lit Souls, Al Rose & the Transcendos. Tue 11/13, 8 PM, Adam Kroshus Challenge, Turn (no cover). Wed 11/14, 7:30 PM, Michel, Aaron Bowland. Thursdays, 10 PM, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Vitamin M, Nectarine Knockout, Great Plains Gypsies. Sat 11/17, 10 PM, Kolbe, Walking Man, Bonfire Mechanics. Sun 11/18, 8:30 PM, David Polk Project, Dave Uhrich. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Mike Keneally & Beer for Dolphins (see Spot Check). Sat 11/10, Lo Faber Band, Schleigho. Tue 11/13, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Wed 11/14, 9 PM, JJ72. Thu 11/15, 9 PM, Mayflies USA, Ruben Waters Loves You, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters. Fri 11/16, Old #8, Cane Corso, Big Backyard. Sat 11/17, Blue Rodeo, Juleps. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/9, 9 PM, Femi Kuti, Josh Deep. Sat 11/10, 6:30 PM, Dashboard Confessional, Duvall, Rival Schools, Seville (sold out). Sun 11/11, 5:30 PM, Lungbrush, Infamous, Premium, Bunker Hill, Fleshhold. Mon 11/12, 6:30 PM, AFI, Death by Stereo, Rise Against, F Minus. Tue 11/13, 7 PM, Dispatch, Jeep (sold out). Fri 11/16, 7 PM, Superchunk, Good Life, Rilo Kiley. Sun 11/18, 8 PM, "The Stolen Child" benefit for Working Playground and the Children's Relief Effort in Afghanistan with Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt & Autumn Defense, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, Eleventh Dream Day, Nicholas Tremulis, Mars Williams, J. Davis Trio, Sandra Delgado, Edith Frost, Yum-Yum, Steph Turner, Stephanie Browning & others. 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Fairfields. Sat 11/10, Negligents, Lynyrd's Innards, Steve. Sun 11/11, Epilogue, DZ8, Wraith, Flesh Probe. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. Sat 11/17, Argument, Modern Machines, Munition, Itch. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Argone Evolution, Monorail. Fri 11/16, 9:30 PM, Tiny Hairs, Music For, Field Grade. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9, 10 PM, J-200, Mary Janes. Sat 11/10, Apple Cake, Peter Andreadis, Lax. & Anomaly. Mondays, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Sun 11/18, 4 PM, Bill Quateman. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/9, 10 PM, Plastics Hi-Fi, Tamar, Troy. Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Cells, Amazing Killowatts, Insta. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tue 11/13, "Girly Freak Show" with Slymenstra Hymen, Tub Ring. Wed 11/14, 8 PM, Sidewalk Skolaz, Skeletone, Garden Foundation, Farm Crew. Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Box-O-Car, Million Yen, Lovelies. Sat 11/17, 10 PM, Fly Williams, Emilie Autumn. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sat 11/17, 3 PM, United As One benefit for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Fund with Shades of Grey. 708-388-8881.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 630-357-4350.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9, Hello Operator. Sat 11/10, Dorks, Mighty John Wayne. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Thin Man (see Spot Check), Centimeters. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/9, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Mon 11/12, Cobra Kai. Tue 11/13, Laura Liska & Slow Jane. Wed 11/14, Peking Turtle. Thu 11/15, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

POUNDER'S 21635 Lincoln Hwy., Lynwood: Thu 11/15, 9 PM, Stevie Starlite. 708-758-2800.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/17, the Motion, Speed of Light, Holy Ghosts. 773-248-3093.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Fanchon Stinger, Jumpers, Better Boyfriends. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, St. Monroe, Blind Rivet Season, Wombat Carnival. Sat 11/10, Echosend, Growth Ltd., Dark Ritual. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROCKY VANDERS 698 N. Milwaukee, Prospect Heights: Sat 11/10, 9 PM, benefit for the American Red Cross and United Way hosted by Harry F'n Palmz and Infinate P with Manifest Destiny, Centric IE, Deep (of the Straight Jacket Society), Ill Nature, Them Badd Apples, Landlords, Cannon Can-2, Novacain, Lord 360, Varbal & Jargon, Platter Pirates, and Nizm. 847-563-3001, ext. 9391.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Garden of Dreams, Suite 13. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Chris Trapper, Dick Prall; 10:30 PM, Baldwin Brothers, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Michelle Malone, Michelle Penn; 10:30 PM, Trembling Blue Stars, Adam Franklin (see Spot Check). Sun 11/11, 9 PM, Dash Rip Rock, Appalachian Death Ride. Mon 11/12, 9 PM, Danny Black's Healthy White Baby, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror. Wed 11/14, 9 PM, Vinyl, Diplomats. Thu 11/15, 9 PM, Flashing Lights, Mr. Rudy Day, Nova Social. Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Ours, the Complex (sold out). Sat 11/17, 9:30 PM, Damien Jurado, My Morning Jacket, Son Ambulance, Rosie Thomas. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/10, Crush. Sat 11/17, Rubber. 630-372-2900.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Frontline. Sat 11/10, Air This Side of Caution, Holding Mercury, Rock Star Club. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike and DJ-mix competition. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, benefit for Dykediva.com and Women in the Director's Chair with DJ Larissa, DJ Gigglebyte, DJ Boywonder, DJ 911, Harley Poker & Izzie Big, Fausto Fernos. Sat 11/17, Little Hercules, All Fours, Ajax. 773-278-6600.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Toy Band. 773-784-6000.

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Disposable Pets. Sat 11/17, Insomnia. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Thursdays, 10 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-296-9620.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by the Polyrhythmic Arts Collective. 773-477-3400.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 11/9, Beki Hemingway, Claire Holley. Sat 11/10, Edie Carey, Ellis. Sun 11/11, Jan Dainton, Aerin Tedesco, Upsy Daisy. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Wed 11/14, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Ethan Sellars, Justin Planasch, Vernal Pool. Thu 11/15, Margot Wagner, Doria Roberts. Fri 11/16, tribute to Jeff Buckley. Sat 11/10, Edie Carey, Ellis. Sun 11/18, Kristin Shout, Tom Slater, Dixon Smith. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/9, Pills, Vincents. Sat 11/10, Celestial Crumb, Product. 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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9, Desi Brothers. Sat 11/10, Mr. Myers. Sat 11/17, High Infidelity. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/9, Moving On. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 11/16, Fever Dog. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9, Ark Band. Sat 11/10 and Sun 11/11, Jah Works, RSB. Tue 11/13, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Wed 11/14, Carl Brown. Thu 11/15, Aswah Greggori. Fri 11/16, Rico, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Sat 11/17, Zeleke, Dansika. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Fareed Haque Group. Sat 11/10, Grinn, Jaked. Wed 11/14, Pelvic Delta. Thu 11/15, Spooky Daily Pride, Family Style. Sat 11/17, Lush Budgett, Urban Twang, John Brown & Sons of the Soil. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie & DJ Breeze spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

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. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

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: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul. 773-348-3665.

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 John Jackson, Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 11/9, DJ Greg Norwood, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, Vinyl Kitty DJs spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 11/14, Moving Fusion, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, Femme Fatale 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.

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.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. Fri 11/9, D-Double, Jay Funk, Tony Rayos. 312-475-9800.

CAFE DOLCE 749 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Mediterrano DJ Red Lox spins music from the Middle East and Europe. 312-397-0000.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-477-3661.

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, Paula Sinclare, 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. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Skor, Cache 22, Real 1, and Shabaz spin hip-hop, reggae, and house. Saturdays, DJs spin underground house. Wednesdays, DJs spin progressive techno. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 773-327-4646.

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

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs spin new wave, industrial, and electronica after 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Tuesdays, DJs Danko & Al. Wednesdays, DJ Morry Baraka. Thursdays, DJ Danny. 773-878-8241.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin house, Latin & Caribbean, rock en espanol, hip-hop, and house. 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.

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

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs John Curley & Chad Sommer, Roki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Red Flag, Endora, DJ Greg Haus, DJ Kamar, DJ Dave Roberts, Boa, MC Burke. 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.

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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 11/17, Tommie Sunshine Stomping Screamfest with Superstars of Love, Misty Martinez, Occasional Detroit. Sundays, 10 PM, "Big Up!" DJs Josh Abrams & Fred Wells spin (Sun 11/11 with Jacob Ross; Sun 11/18 with Wayne Montana). 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7 PM-midnight Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-266-1944.

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.

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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Desire (dance performance). Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, "Go Girls Music Night" with local performers. Thursdays, DJ Beth (Thu 11/15, 10 PM, Sean Wiggins). 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Vince Lawrence, Eric Ross, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Flipside. 312-587-8469.

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

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

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.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-477-3330.

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

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs David Britton & Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Flipside, DJ Mike Steele. 773-528-3400.

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 & Kevin Loftus. 773-665-1110.

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.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin nightly 9 PM-2 AM. 773-477-6513.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Kwest. Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Sundays, Tha Afterset Players with Marz play acid jazz. 312-649-5874.

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.

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.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

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.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop (Fri 11/16, Stromkern). Saturdays, DJ $#&@!. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

NIKEETA'S 633 E. Sibley, Dolton: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike D. spins hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and house. 773-377-5002, ext. 4287.

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: DJ Tankboy spins funk and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, DJ JC. 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 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Lady D, DJ Mood. Saturdays, DJ Carvajal. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, DJs Mood & Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

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. Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, Lil' John. Saturdays, DJs Twilight Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs, Mark Grant, Lego, Dave Britton & Psycho Bitch. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sat 11/10, Max Graham, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, Frique & Majid. Tuesdays, Jim Belanger, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thu 11/15, Richie Hawtin (see Critic's Choice). 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thu 11/15, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with Angelist, DJs Poolside & Dissolvent. 312-738-9971.

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, DJs 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 11/9, DJ Colette, Matty. Sat 11/10, DJ Heather, Shani. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. 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 11/16, Darrell Woodson, Greg Norwood. Sat 11/17, Casper, DJs Joseph & Eric H. 773-549-4140.

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.

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. Sundays, 10 PM-3 AM, "Whiplash" fetish night with Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Chilli Winters. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Verb & Pure spin Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJ J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins rare groove. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, benefit for Dykediva.com and Women in the Director's Chair with DJ Larissa, DJ Gigglebyte, DJ Boywonder, DJ 911, Harley Poker & Izzie Big, Fausto Fernos. 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 spins progressive house. 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. 312-491-9729.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. 773-327-2739.

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.

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.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/9, Julius aka the Mad Thinker. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, Vince Adams, D-Double, JayToo, DJ Steele. Fri 11/16, Kevin Yost. Sat 11/17, Billy Nasty. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

LOU & PETER BERRYMAN, MUSTARD'S RETREAT Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

MARK CHESNUTT, TRACY BYRD Sun 11/11, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

COOPER NELSON & EARLY Free concert. Sat 11/10, 1 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT, CHICAGO ACADEMY OF IRISH MUSIC Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

DEBBIE FRIEDMAN Sat 11/10, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

GUITAR FISH Free concert. Thu 11/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

HEIDI HOWE Free concert. Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

TONY KENNY "Christmas Time in Ireland" concert under the direction of Chris Kenevy, with Noel V. Ginnity, Mac & O, Enda Dunne & Erin Blake. Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

NATALIE MACMASTER Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

MICHAEL MILES Chicago Humanities Festival concert features performers from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Sat 11/10, 1 PM, National-Louis University, 2840 Sheridan, Evanston. 312-494-9509.

BARBARA MILOSEVICH, DAVID H.B. DRAKE, CROSS ROGUES, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY, STEVE & SYLVIA FRANCOIS, JIM SIMONIS, EDEN WINTER, FRED JERGER perform at the 11th annual mini-dulcimer festival. Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

DAVE MOORE, JOE BARTH Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

TOM PAXTON & JOEL MABUS Benefit for Suicide Prevention Services. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

AL ROSE, RUTH SEIDNER Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Northtown Arts Center, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

CLAUDIA SCHMIDT Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

JOHN SEBASTIAN & THE J-BAND Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

PEGGY & MIKE SEEGER Tribute to Crawford Seeger. Sun 11/11, 7:30 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

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. Wed 11/14, 8 PM, Andy M. Stewart & Gerry O'Bierne. Sat 11/17, 7 PM, Fred Holstein, Ed Holstein. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Jeff & Vida, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 11/11, Brother Greg. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues, gospel, country, and honkytonk. Sat 11/17, Riptones. Sun 11/18, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

CELTIC CROSSING 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 11/10, Switchback. 312-337-1005.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 11/15, Jeff & Vida. 773-489-4757.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Fri 11/9, Gan Bua. Sat 11/10, Anish. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/9, Sullivan Brothers. Sat 11/10, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Fri 11/16, Dooley Brothers. Sat 11/17, Fast Eddie. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 11/15, 8:30 PM, Tim O'Brien & the Crossing with Karen Casey & John Williams. Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Cheryl Wheeler. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/10, Kat Eggleston. Sat 11/17, Tom & Chris Kastle. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

GOVNOR'S PUB 207 N. State: No cover. Wed 11/14, 7 PM, Switchback. 312-236-3696.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Wed 11/14, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-472-5139.

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

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 11/9, Katie Haverly. Sat 11/10, Strangers of Grace. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken word and music open mike. Fri 11/16, Maya. Sat 11/17, Vocal Chaos. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Jerry Jeff Walker, G.B. Leighton. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 11/12, 8:30 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Private residence. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Michael Smith, Pete Jonsson. 815-338-3655.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/16, Switchback. 630-941-7100.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Micki Croisant. 773-743-3355.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Jeff & Vida. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 11/18, 6 and 8:30 PM, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. 773-525-2508.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Urban Hog Wranglers. 773-772-6656.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 11/9, Mark Zeus. Fri 11/16, Shank's Pony. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Old Time Barn Dance with the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band and caller Marianne Mohrhusen. 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

CHANCEL CHOIR OF ST. JOHN CHURCH-BAPTIST performs Jesus Is a Rock! Hallelujah for a live recording (Randall M. Johnson, director). Sun 11/11, 4 PM, St. John Church-Baptist, 4821 S. Michigan. 773-536-3215.

ERNEST DAWKINS & LIVE THE SPIRIT JAZZ BAND WITH BIG JAMES AND BILLY BRANCH perform "Jazz 'n' the blues"; free concert. Thu 11/15, 6:30 PM, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 773-651-7563.

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

ONE IN THE SPIRIT MULTICULTURAL GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT under the direction of Dr. Keith Hampton & Brother Shelby Webb, with Choral Thunder. Sun 11/11, 6 PM, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake, Oak Park. 312-326-0070 or 312-201-2602.

PINETOP PERKINS, SUGAR BLUE, BILLY BRANCH, FERNANDO JONES Chicago Humanities Festival concert. Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-494-9509.

FRANK RAVEN BAND Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES, SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND Fri 11/16, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ALBERTINA WALKER, WALT WHITMAN & THE SOUL CHILDREN OF CHICAGO perform "The Glory of Gospel" as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/10, 1 PM, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 312-494-9509.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/9, 9 PM, Curtis Robinson Group. Fri 11/16, 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.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Eddy Clearwater Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/13, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 11/13, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Allen Batts Band with Bobbye King. 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 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sat 11/10, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 11/11, Jimmy Burns. Mon 11/12, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/13, John Primer & the Real Deal. Wed 11/14, Pistol Pete. Thu 11/15, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Fri 11/16, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Professor John Band. Sun 11/11 and Sun 11/18, 11 AM, Eric Noden. Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Jeff & Vida, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey (no cover); 9:30 PM, W.C. Clark, River Rats. Sat 11/10, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Kim Wilson, Phil Guy. Sun 11/11, Carl Weathersby. Mon 11/12, jam hosted by King Corey. Tue 11/13, Jimmy Burns. Wed 11/14, Johnny Jones. Thu 11/15, Johnny Rawls Revue. Fri 11/16, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, Duke Tomatoe, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Sat 11/17, 6:30 PM, Nick Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Marty Sammon Band. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/9, Wabash Jug Band. Mon 11/12, DJ Ethan. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues, gospel, country, and honkytonk. Fri 11/16, Cash Audio. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, pianist Professor John. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, John Primer & the Real Deal 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 11/9, Smokin' Joe Kubeck. Sat 11/10, Little Charlie & the Nightcats with Rusty Zinn. Fri 11/16, Curtis Salgado. Sat 11/17, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Joe Moss Band. 847-605-9900.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fri 11/9, 9:30 PM, Liberty Blues Band. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Liberty Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Mon 11/12, 8:30 PM, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Lil' Ed Williams. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, 10 PM, John Mooney & Bluesiana. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Killer Ray Players with Jimmy Pryor, Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-684-6800.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 11/9, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 11/10, CJ & Company. Fri 11/16, Tobasco Sound Kitchen. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Dizzy Bolinski & the Bluesline Express (no cover). 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/9, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 11/10, Mighty Sam McClain. Sat 11/17, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. 630-416-4898.

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

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 11/10, Ron Harris Band. 773-256-1570.

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 11/9, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 11/10, 9:30 PM, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Tue 11/13, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Mike Wheeler (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 11/17, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 708-484-3610.

HARVEY INN 17040 S. Halsted, Harvey: Sundays, 5 PM, Harmonica Jack & the Harvey Houserockers (no cover). 708-596-6927.

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.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Roy Hightower. Sat 11/10, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 11/13, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Wed 11/14, Pete Special. Thu 11/15, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Fri 11/16, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mon 11/12, Curtis Salgado. Wednesdays, Chick Rodgers. Thu 11/15, Brother John. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Preston Shannon. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 11/9, Carl Weathersby. Sat 11/10, Chris Beard. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Nellie Travis. Thu 11/15, Phil Guy (live radio broadcast). Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Vance Kelly. 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. 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.

MY FRIEND LOUNGE 10815 S. Michigan: Sundays, 6 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-624-6336.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/10, Dave Specter. Sat 11/17, Harlan Terson & friends. 773-252-1155.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 and 11 PM and midnight, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-821-9165.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 11/13, Billy Flynn. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Carl Davis Band. Sat 11/17, Billy Flynn. 847-266-1313.

PUSH RODS 15600 S. Dixie Hwy.: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 1 AM, Killer Ray Allison, Jimmy Pryor, Crumar, Mr. Shorty Mack. 312-719-3094.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Maurice John Vaughn. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 11/14, Chico Banks. Thu 11/15, Soul Kitchen. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, John Primer. 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 11/9, Detroit Jr., Ariyo. Sat 11/10, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Stroger, Ariyo. Tuesdays, Sharon Lewis. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. (Thu 11/15 with Ariyo). Fri 11/16, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 11/17, Johnny Jones. 773-342-0452.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-566-7000.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/9, Howard Scott. Sat 11/10, Zora Young. Fri 11/16, Lindsey Alexander. Sat 11/17, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/9, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 11/10, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 11/16, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 11/17, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. 773-772-6656.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Fri 11/16, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. 630-264-2739.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, Pat Smillie Band. 773-929-1300.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ASSUMPTION CHURCH CHOIR with members of Holy Name Cathedral choir and Saint Joseph's choir perform "Praise in Jazz" at a religious mass. Sun 11/11, 5 PM, Assumption Church, 323 W. Illinois. 312-644-0036.

OLIVIA BLOCK, MICHAEL LENTZ & JAAP BLONK perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound; Jaap Blonk also performs solo. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BOBBI WILSYN, BARRETT SISTERS, FRANZ JACKSON, ROBERT JR. LOCKWOOD, HONEYBOY EDWARDS perform music from the Original Regal Theater at the closing concert for the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sold out. Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-494-9509.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs William Russo's Chicago Suite No. 2. Wed 11/14, 7 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-6180.

RYAN COHAN Thu 11/15, 7:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ERNEST DAWKINS & LIVE THE SPIRIT JAZZ BAND WITH BIG JAMES AND BILLY BRANCH perform "Jazz 'n' the blues"; free concert. Thu 11/15, 6:30 PM, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 773-651-7563.

LORRAINE DENHAM Free in-store performance. Sat 11/10, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DUAL IMAGE, CASEY HOMEL & THE WORLD'S HONKIEST POLKA BAND, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, OUTCAST JAZZ BAND Benefit for Mike Clavio. Sun 11/18, noon-6 PM, IBEW Local 134 Union Hall, 600 W. Washington. 708-342-1681.

KURT ELLING Free in-store performances. Sat 11/17, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700. Sat 11/17, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

GRANDSTAND BIG BAND WITH BRIENN PERRY, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 11/18, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Sun 11/18, 1-4 PM, Gethsemane Garden Center, 5739 N. Clark. 773-878-5915.

KEITH JARRETT, GARY PEACOCK & JACK DE JOHNETTE Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JAZZMIN' Free in-store performance. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MARCUS JEFFERSON Free in-store performance. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

KIMOTION Benefit for ArtSynergy. Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Dance Center of Columbia College, 4730 N. Sheridan. 312-344-8300.

PAMELA KNOWLES performs "Thirteen Kinds of Desire" based on the poems of Yusef Komunyakaa as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-494-9509.

L'OPERA PICCOLA performs "Best Of Broadway . . . And All That Jazz" under the direction of Sasha Gerritson with Jerry Johnson, Spider Saloff, and the Bradley Williams Trio. Sun 11/11, 2:30 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

RAMSEY LEWIS, BILLY TAYLOR Sold out. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TOSCANELLIE MARCELAIN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Jack Mouse. Wed 11/14, 7:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5625.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA performs at a "big band dance." Sun 11/18, 1:30-4 PM, Building K, College of DuPage, 22nd and Lambert, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2700.

ROOSEVELT JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Wed 11/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Myron McReynolds, director. Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SHAWN SALMON TRIO Free concert. Fri 11/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAN SAURA & AARON KRUEGER Mon 11/12, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

JIMMY SCOTT See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SKYWAY JAZZ FESTIVAL Free concert with performances by Jazz Bands from the College of Lake County, Morton College, Oakton Community College, Waubonsee Community College, McHenry County College, Elgin Community College, and Moraine Valley Community College. Sat 11/17, 8:30 AM-noon, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

BOB SNYDER & THE REVOLUTION STRING QUARTET, GUSTAVO MATAMOROS, ED RANKUS, DANIELE WILMOUTH perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Thu 11/15, 8:15 PM (followed by a discussion at 10 PM), Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 773-784-0449.

SONIDOS CALIENTES Free concert with Bill Zayas & the Mofongo Society Marching Band. Fri 11/9, 7 PM (preceded by salsa dance lessons at 6 PM), Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk. 312-427-1676.

TOM STEVENS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21ST CENTURY REVIEW WITH JOHNNY FRIGO & FRANZ JACKSON perform "Flappers and All That Jazz." Sat 11/17, 9:30 AM-1 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4200.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI TRIO Free concert. Tue 11/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVID YOUNG & THE NEW REPUBLIC WITH VON FREEMAN & MALACHI THOMPSON performs Beneath the Bronze Belt as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/10, 7 PM, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 312-661-1028.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/9, noon, Franz Jackson, John Watson, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/10, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Wallace Burton Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 11/14, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 11/15, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 11/16, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/17, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Eddie Johnson/John Bany Quintet with Claudia Stefanski. 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 2204 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steve Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 773-472-7400.

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 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Carlos Cannon. Sun 11/11 through Sat 11/17, Detour. Sun 11/18, Carmen Stokes. 312-751-2433.

BARTON'S Park Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Leon Keyes Jr. & Phriends (no cover). 630-325-2900.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 11/14, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Nicole Kestler. Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Trio. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 11/10, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, DJs spin jazz. Thu 11/15, Michelle Thomas Quartet. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 11/16, 9 PM, Claudia Stefanski Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/17, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Les Walton Trio. Thursdays, Scott Stenten Duo. 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.

CULTURALLY CORRECT CENTER 618 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Fri 11/9, Tanya Reed & the Jazz Continuum. Fri 11/16, David Boykin Trio. 773-326-1471.

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

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Ken Chaney Xperience. 847-605-9900.

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. Tue 11/13, Exciting Trio, Eric Roth & the Silver Schmateez. Wed 11/14, Healing Force. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 11/15, Mike Louie Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 11/17, Trio Du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 11/17, Danlchaz Trio. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/11, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 11/18, 6 PM, Lenny King. 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, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 11/12, Brendan Giusti Group. Wed 11/14, Ted Hogarth Trio. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Sat 11/10, Andy Meacham Trio with Layni Katz. Wed 11/14, Steve Evans Trio. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 11/16, Alejandro Urzagaste Quartet. Sat 11/17, Jazz Solution. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 11/18, 2 PM, Original Salty Dogs. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 11/9, 9:30 PM, Robin Watson's Heartbeat. Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Tom Muellner Quartet (no cover). Mon 11/12, 8 PM, Jeff Marx Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 11/15, 9 PM, Jennifer Graham Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/9, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Rene Marie (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Sextet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/11, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Kelly Brand Nextet, Mitch Paliga Quartet; 11 PM, Deanna Witkowski Duo. Mon 11/12, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 11/14, 9 PM, Kari Nelson Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/16, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Sextet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Ryan Cohan Sextet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/18, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Mondays, 9 PM, DJs spin swing dance music (preceded by dance lessons at 7 and 8 PM). 773-486-1512.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 11/9, 10 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Wed 11/14, 9:30 PM, Actual Music, Flying Luttenbachers. Thu 11/15, 9 PM, Malachi Thompson & Africa Brass perform Black Metropolis. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 11/14, 9 PM, Jean Luc Ponty. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 11/11, Alec Ramsdell, Aram Shelton, Jerry Bryerton. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 11/9, 10 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

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 11/9 through Sun 11/11, Monty Alexander Trio with Ed Thigpen & Kelly Sill. Tue 11/13 through Sun 11/18, Clayton Brothers. 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: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. Sat 11/10 and Sat 11/17, 9:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Quartet. Sun 11/11, noon, Tim McNamara Trio. Wed 11/14, 8 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotto. 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.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-649-5874.

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

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, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 11/9, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 11/10, 9 PM, Roz Ellington. Thu 11/15, 9 PM, Spider Saloff. Fri 11/16, 4:30 PM, Erin McDougald; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/9, Two for Brazil. Sat 11/10, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Wed 11/14, Paul Jacki Trio. Fri 11/16, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-446-4001.

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 2256 W. Belmont: Music in the Back Room. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Wilson Avenue Jazz Band. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-935-2537.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Thu 11/15, 10 PM, Design Flaw. 773-728-5010.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 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. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, George McRae Trio. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Dave Onderdonk Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Mark Stevens. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 11/9, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Brian Gephart/Bob Long Quartet. Sat 11/10, 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sun 11/11, 8:30 PM, Urban Twist. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 11/14, 8:30 PM, Ryan Cohan Trio. Thu 11/15, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 11/16, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Mike Kocour Quartet. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sun 11/18, 8:30 PM, Russell Rowe Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/10, Ryan Cohan Trio. Fri 11/16, Rankinfyle. Sat 11/17, Dave Gordon Trio. 847-266-1313.

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, guitarist Scott Stenten & His Group. 773-271-9944.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 11/12, 7 PM, Paul Wertico performs at the Drum Off Chicago Regional Finals. 773-525-2508.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 11/18, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, 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.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 11/17, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 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.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, 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 11/9 and Sat 11/10, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Orion Collective. Thursdays, Savoir Faire. Fri 11/16, Robb Zettl/Harrison Bankhead Quartet. Sat 11/17, Visitors with Dushon Mosely. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 11/15, Jazz Tempo Trio. 312-943-7815.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/9, Fareed Haque Group. 773-929-1300.

WYNDHAM LISLE HOTEL 3000 Warrenville, Lisle: Music in the Wyndham Symposium Room. Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. 630-325-8624.

international

concerts

CELIA CRUZ, MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPANA Free concert. Fri 11/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES Sat 11/10, 7 PM, Hemenway United Methodist Church, 933 Chicago, Evanston. 847-864-1022 or 847-864-9980.

ELLA LEYA Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

NEW BUDAPEST ORPHEUM SOCIETY performs "Zionist songs and Jewish cabaret songs" in Dancing on the Edge of the Volcano. Sun 11/11, 4 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 773-442-4978.

TAQASEEM ENSEMBLE Classical Arabic music concert; free admission. Wed 11/14, 6:30 PM, Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th. 847-830-8277.

BIROL TOPALOGLU with Selim Bolukbasi. Mon 11/12, 7 PM, Coulter Lounge, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-288-1538.

TRIBUS FUTURAS performs with Ecuadorian street dancer Wilson Pico as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/10, 3 PM, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-494-9509. Wed 11/14, 7 PM, Vittum Theater, Northwestern University Settlement House, 1400 W. Augusta. 312-431-1330.

international

clubs

BLACK FOREST 8840 Waukegan, Morton Grove: Saturdays, 6 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 847-965-3113.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: 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.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 11/10, 10 PM, Chicago Samba, Sergio Peres Band. Sun 11/11, 4 PM, Sol y Duende; 7:30 PM, classical and contemporary Arabic music with Taqaseem Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sundays, noon-2 PM, flamenco guitarist Eugenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

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: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Lugo Rosado & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 312-427-2572.

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.

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

classical

ALBERT SCHWEITZER WOODWIND QUINTET Sun 11/18, 3 PM, auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert. Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms). Wed 11/14, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

IKUKO ARMANDI AND JOY HOFFMAN Chinese flute and harp. Fri 11/9, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

ARS ANTIGUA in a free program of Renaissance music. Sat 11/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with cellist Steven Honigberg (Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven). See Critic's Choice. Sun 11/11, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-234-1811 or 847-673-6300.

IAN BALL organ (Vierne, J.S. Bach, Elgar, Franck, Cochereau). Fri 11/9, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

JOSHUA BELL violin, with the Trondheim Soloists (Grieg, Bjorklund, Kilar, Vivaldi). Wed 11/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RUSSEL BRAZZEL guitar (Barrios-Mangore, Brouwer, Villa-Lobos, Morel, Gottschalk). Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

BILL BUCHMAN bassoon, in a free concert. Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

CALVIN COLLEGE BAND Derald DeYoung conducts free concerts (Gianni, Mennin, Schuman, Grainger, Williams, Reigger). Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Timothy Christian High School, 188 W. Butterfield, Elmhurst. 630-833-7575. Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-412-7634.

CAMERATA SOCIETY OF CHICAGO (Beethoven, Kodaly). Sun 11/18, 5:30 PM, Campagnola Restaurant, 815 Chicago, Evanston. 847-475-6100.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor, with pianist Rei Hotoda (Weber, Rachmaninoff, Brahms). Sun 11/18, 2:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 773-878-0575.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jay Friedman conducts a free concert (Kurka, Mozart). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 262-605-0274.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE in a program of contemporary music (Hartke, Paterson, Carl, Bauer, McCloskey). Sun 11/11, 6 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA Farobag Homi Cooper, conductor (Barber, Faure, Mozart, Puccini, Sibelius). Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/9, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor, with pianist Krystian Zimerman (Eotvos, Bartok, Mussorgsky/Ravel). Thu 11/15 through Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor, with soprano Christine Brewer, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Mahler, Symphony No. 2). "Pre-concert conversation" takes place one hour and 15 minutes before performances. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alastair Willis conducts an all-Tchaikovsky family concert featuring the Classical Kids Company. Sat 11/17, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pierre Boulez conducts a new-music program (Boulez, Eotvos, Taylor). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Allen Tinkham, conductor, with violist Lisa Steltenpohl (Moran, Bartok, Webern, Respighi). Sun 11/11, 3:30 PM, Barrington High School, 616 W. Main, Barrington. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CHINESE FINE ARTS SOCIETY Musicians aged 5 to 18 perform music of Western and Chinese composers in a free concert (Bach, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Paganini, Lalo, Miklaszewski, Kuhlau, Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and others). Sat 11/17, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-409-7814 or 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 11/10 and Sat 11/17, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Ponchielli, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Ward, Liszt). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

LARRY COMBS AND DEBORAH SOBOL clarinet and piano, in a free Brahms recital. Tue 11/13, 5:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-377-0823 or 312-338-0804.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Sun 11/11, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL CHORUS Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

DA CORNETO OPERA Stephen Blackwelder conducts opera excerpts (Donizetti, Verdi, and others). Sun 11/11, 4 PM, Church of St. Hilary, California and Bryn Mawr. 847-662-2694.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tue 11/13, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Mon 11/12, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts a "Discovery Concert" for young audiences (Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov, Stravinsky). Sun 11/18, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION in an all-Mozart program. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300 or 847-214-7225.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor and piano (Beethoven, Shostakovich). Sat 11/17, 8 PM, and Sun 11/18, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Beethoven, Hindemith, Brahms, Piston). Sun 11/18, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 1:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA performs Gene Coleman's new accompaniment to Jean Cocteau's 1930 film Blood of a Poet. Thu 11/15, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GEORGE FLYNN in a lecture-concert featuring 20th-century music. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Lincoln Resturant, 4008 N. Lincoln. 312-326-2120.

LISA GOETHE-McGINN flute, in a free recital (Ran, Ptaszynska, Thomas, Martirano, Levy). Thu 11/15, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

JULIE GOLDBERG guitar. Sun 11/18, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

LINDA OGDEN HAGEN AND JAMES SCHOPP soprano and tenor, with pianist Barbara Vanderwall in a free concert (Monteverdi, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Ives, Roem, Copland). Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5300.

PAUL HENRY guitar (Qualey, Reis, Piazzolla, Dyens, Brouwer, Lecuona, Bustamente). Sun 11/18, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

SUSAN HOFFMAN soprano, with pianist Valerie Maze in a free concert. Sat 11/10, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone conducts an all-Gershwin program. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

INTIMATE OPERA (J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus). Fri 11/9, Sat 11/10, Fri 11/16, and Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509.

STEFAN JAKIW violin, with pianist Tali Morgulis (Mozart, Brahms, Copland, Chopin, Sarasate). Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

YOLANDA KONDONASSIS AND CHEE-YUN harp and violin (Saint-Saens, Ibert, Massenet, Ravel, Bartok, Natra, Andres). Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

STEPHEN KOVACEVICH piano (Beethoven, Schubert). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

AIMEE KRESTON AND LUCINDA CARVER violin and piano (Mozart, Brahms). Fri 11/16, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

MARGARET LATTIMORE, MARY PHILLIPS, AND ELIZABETH SHAMMASH mezzo-sopranos, with pianists Ricky Ian Gordon, Jack Heggie, and J.J. Penna (Argento, Sondheim, Rodgers, Gordon, Heggie). Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DALIA LIETUVNINKAS piano, in a free concert. Sat 11/10, 7 PM, McCormick Recital Hall, Kretzmann Hall, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Pavane, Mendelssohn). Sun 11/11, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 11/9, Tue 11/13, and Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Bruno Campanella, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova and soprano Andrea Rost (Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi). Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with bass Samuel Ramey, baritone Nathan Gunn, and tenor Kim Begley (Britten, Billy Budd). 312-332-2244.

PATRICE MICHAELS AND REBECCA ROLLINS soprano and piano, perform music of Ruth Crawford Seeger. Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE Vincent Cichowicz, conductor, with organist Thomas Weisflog (Gabrieli, Handel, Gigout, and others). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300.

EUGENIA MOLINER AND ROB BROEK flute and piano (Enescu, Guarnieri, Shostakovich, Poulenc, Borne). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5170.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Cynthia Anderson and tenor Kenneth Gayle (Mahler, Mozart). Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT in a program of fourteenth-century ars subtilior music. Thu 11/15, 3 PM, and Fri 11/16, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Church of the Ascension, 1133 N. LaSalle. Sat 11/17, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE AND CONCERT CHOIR Ramona M. Wis and Jeordano Martinez conduct a free concert. Sun 11/11, 3 PM Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center St., Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Alvaro Ramirez, conductor, with the da Corneto Opera Ensemble (Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, and others). Sun 11/18, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRING QUARTET in a free concert (Beethoven, Haydn). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, theater, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS Wed 11/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MUSIC THEATER PROGRAM in a program of opera excerpts (Mozart, Verdi). Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Robert G. Hasty, conductor (J. Strauss, Mendelssohn). Sun 11/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE (R. Strauss, Rodrigo, Varese, Benson, Dahl). Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OAKTON GUITAR ENSEMBLE Sun 11/11, 2 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S with soprano Aruna Serbanescu in a free concert (Mozart, Bizet, Berlioz, Uth). Sun 11/11, 2 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

PACIFICA QUARTET with percussionist Kalyan Pathan (Haydn, Lorenz, Beethoven). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

PARK RIDGE CIVIC ORCHESTRA Edgar Muenzer conducts a "musical biography" of Chicago composer John Alden Carpenter. Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-494-9509.

EWA PODLES AND GARRICK OHLSSON contralto and piano (Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Mussorgsky). Fri 11/16, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 11/10 and Sat 11/17, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

QUARTETTO GELATO Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Martha Morris, conductor (Coates, Offenbach, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Mozart, Beethoven, Mathias). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-322-9187.

SAVOY-AIRES Daniel Robinson, conductor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Ruddigore). Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-251-8767.

SIMPSON COLLEGE MADRIGAL SINGERS Robert L. Larsen, conductor. Wed 11/14, 11 AM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2223.

SING-ALONG BACH B MINOR MASS William Chin conducts a free event. Sun 11/18, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 773-262-4558 or 708-386-5215.

SPAGHETTI OPERA Dan Detloff, Eileen Barman, and others perform operatic repertoire in a dinner-theater format. Sat 11/10, 6 PM, Business Conference Center Dining Room, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

TEMPUS FUGIT PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a program of contemporary music (Dietz, Hoffmann, Galvin, Burritt). Tue 11/13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

10 STRINGS in a free in-store performance. Sun 11/18, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

TRIO VORONEZH Fri 11/9, 7:30 PM, Boutell Memorial Hall, Northern Illinois University, Lucinda and Woodley, DeKalb. 815-753-3146. Sat 11/10, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-3442. Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-622-0300.

BION TSANG AND MARTA AZNAVOORIAN cello and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Falla, Tchaikovsky). Wed 11/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free admission. Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Stephen Huang conducts a free concert (Elgar, Rodrigo, Milhaud, Weber). Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert conducts a free program of Chicago composers (Wagner, Ogden, Dewhirst, Huydts). Sun 11/11, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Holst, Mozart, Filmore, Zdechlik, Bennett). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

URBAN BAROQUE (Frescobaldi, Strozzi, Marini, D'India, Fontana). Sat 11/10, 8 PM, St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. Sun 11/11, 4 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 773-878-1287.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free concert (Schubert, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Debussy). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Chiesa Nuova, 230 S. Laffin. 312-226-0983. Sun 11/18, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 400 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood. 847-677-5277.

VIENNA PIANO TRIO (Schubert, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/11, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

JONATHAN YATES piano (Bach, Lorenz, Brahms, Schubert). Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

ZENO AT 4 A.M. Performance of Kevin Volans's multimedia oratorio by the Duke Quartet and the Handspring Puppet Company. Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10, 8 PM, and Sun 11/11, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

EUGENIA ZUKERMAN flute, with actress Claire Bloom and pianist Rachelle Jonck (Debussy, Messiaen, Mancini, Mendelssohn, Satie, and others). Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

fairs & festivals

19TH ANNUAL POLISH HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL Polish Highlander Hall, 4808 S. Archer: Fri 11/9, 8 PM, Herz Brothers Slovakian Band. Sat 11/10, 5 PM, Polish Highlander Children's Ensemble; 7:30 PM, Birol Topaloglu with Selim Bolukbasi; 9 PM, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble; 10 PM, Kapela Goralska. Sun 11/11, 2:30 PM, Kapela Goralska. Festival also features folk dance performances. 773-284-0978.

miscellaneous

OLIVIA BLOCK, MICHAEL LENTZ & JAAP BLONK perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound; Jaap Blonk also performs solo. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

BRIDGING MUSICAL TRADITIONS Jazz and classical ensembles perform in a children's program. Fri 11/16, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

TONY CONRAD, MICHAEL LENTZ perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

MARK DVORAK Free children's concert entitled "The Great American West." Thu 11/15, 10 AM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

EDGE O'TOWN CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES Sun 11/11, 2 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-528-2998.

ELMHURST COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, WOMEN'S CHORUS & VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sun 11/11, 2 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 11/11, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Futz. 773-878-5552.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/9, 7 PM, "kirtans for Justice and Peace" hosted by Blanche Blacke & the Shakura Ensemble Ritual Theatre features chanting, dance, and percussion (benefit for the American Red Cross). 773-327-8549.

KIDS FARE: A JOURNEY THROUGH LATINO MUSIC Children's concert and discussion with Ruben Alvarez. Sat 11/10, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BOB SNYDER & THE REVOLUTION STRING QUARTET, GUSTAVO MATAMOROS, ED RANKUS, DANIELE WILMOUTH perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Thu 11/15, 8:15 PM (followed by a discussion at 10 PM), Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 773-784-0449.

WESTERN LIGHTS CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES under the direction of Bonnie Fedyski. Sat 11/10, 3 and 7:30 PM, Biester Auditorium, Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main, Lombard. 708-246-5661.

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