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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute band. Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Elburn Countryside Center for the Performing Arts, 525 N. Main, Elburn. 630-365-3260.

ARRIVALS, LOGANS LOSS, MUNITION, HOTLIPS MESSIAH Fri 1/25, 6:30 PM, Room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. hewhocorrupts @hotmail.com.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 1/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CHARLATANS UK, STARSAILOR See Spot Check; all-ages show. Tue 1/22, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free concert. Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

FOUR FRESHMEN Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

FRISBIE Free concert. Fri 1/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHRIS FULLER, TRANSACTION ENSEMBLE perform as part of the Scary Bodega Performers' Series #2. Thu 1/24, 8 PM, Wing & Groove Theater, Flat Iron Building, 1935 W. North. 773-520-1990.

FUNKADESI accompanies Roy Calnek's film Ten Nights in the Bar Room. Sun 1/27, 7 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8359 or 773-702-7999.

H2O, MEST, BIGWIG, TRANSPARENT All-ages show. Fri 1/25, 6:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

HERMAN'S HERMITS WITH PETER NOONE, GRASS ROOTS WITH ROB GRILL, BUCKINGHAMS Sat 1/26, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

KIMOTION Benefit for ArtSynergy. Wed 1/23 and Thu 1/24, 7:30 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 82 E. 11th. 773-489-4998.

LOWEN & NAVARRO Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844 or 312-559-1212.

LUDACRIS Sun 1/20, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

BARRY MANILOW Wed 1/23 through Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421. Mon 1/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

PENNYWISE, BOY SETS FIRE, DEVIATES All-ages show. Sat 1/19, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LUTHER VANDROSS Fri 1/25, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music at 9 PM. Fri 1/18, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Detholz, Daybirds. Sat 1/19, Heartsfield, Juleps, Billhouse, Orphans. Thu 1/24, Douglass Kings, Quasar Wut Wut, Annika Bentley (see Spot Check). Fri 1/25, Ellen Rosner, Ripley Caine, Cheree Jetton. Sat 1/26, "Freeform Sessions" with Brother Noompsi, Finga Lickin'. 773-478-4408.

BALLY MUCK 1930 Grand, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, and Johnny Rocker. 847-244-5636.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nicholas Barron/Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

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 1/18, Gayle Ritt, Mathie, Jennifer Peterson, Tristen. Sat 1/19, New Duncan Imperials, Zipper. Sun 1/20, 6 PM, Marty Gras (tribute to Marty Busca). Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/22, Banned Ban, Dark Profit. Wed 1/23, Stank Willie, Malpractice. Thu 1/24, Mr. Rudy Day, Jeff Rufo & the Abandoned Silos. Fri 1/25, Bric-A-Brac, Danger Adventure, Utah Carol. Sat 1/26, 9 PM, Cornmeal, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Earl, Stewed Coots. Sun 1/27, 7 PM, Grupo Kaskara, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor Do Brasil. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Sat 1/26, V90. 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. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/18, Smokestack, Nod. Sat 1/19, Old #8. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Fri 1/25, Big Tasty. Sat 1/26, Diplomats of Solid Sound. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/18, Autumn War, Undertoad. Sat 1/19, Rur (%#&@*^!). Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 1/25, Catfish Jenkins. Sat 1/26, Icarus Crash. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/18, the Blast. Fri 1/25, 7Deez. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 1/20, Amber Fairbanks, Andreas Kapsalis, Kotaro Seki, Jamie Gallagher & Mateo Fabro. Sun 1/27, Mark Bose, storyteller Oz Du Soleil. 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 1/18, Cooksie, Avocet, Saps. Fri 1/25, Sonnets. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 1/20 and Sun 1/27, Bosco & Jorge. Wed 1/23, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

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

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: Thu 1/24, 10 PM, Tom Bowles. 773-732-2323.

CHICAGO SPORTS BAR & GRILL 227 W. Jackson: Fridays, 7 PM, Michael Charles (no cover). Thursdays, 6 PM, open mike hosted by Michael Charles. 312-427-2856.

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

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, open mike for music and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/24 with Tim Cain, Rose Tully). 773-907-3500.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/18, Drawing a Blank, Plain White T's. Sat 1/19, Pat McCurdy. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 1/25, Layman's Terms. Sat 1/26, 56 Hope Road. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/18, Rubber, Snowshoe Crabs, Furry Kerry. Sat 1/19, Bruce Willis & the Accelerators with Ivan Neville (sold out). Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 1/25, Zannadoo, Urban Funk Ordinance. Sat 1/26, Quantum Leep, Skinny. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 1/18, 10:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 1/19, 10:30 PM, Snowshoe Crabs. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/25, 10:30 PM, Then Again. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Butterside Down, Soulfix. 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: Fridays, 8 PM, Greta Clark; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Saturdays, 8 PM, Felicia Fields; 10:30 PM, Brian Lane Green. Sundays, 7 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Thursdays, 8 PM, Dina Joy Byrd. 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. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 1/20, DJ Butterknife. Mon 1/21, DJ Gregor spins punk rock. Tue 1/22, DJs Jason & Craig. Wed 1/23, DJ Lawrence Peters spins country & western. Thu 1/24, DJ Andrew spins garage. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Fri 1/18, 6 PM, Four Man Band with Michelle Kubart (tribute to Janis Joplin). 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Rearview Mirror, Milkplow. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Tony Allen & Psyco on da Bus (see Critic's Choice), Anthony Nicholson. Wed 1/23, 9 PM, Area Man, Turner Joy, Triple Process. Thu 1/24, 9 PM, Tekulvi, Life at Sea, Waterworks. Fri 1/25, 10 PM, 12 Rods, Matthew, Rosetta. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Dovetail Joint, Exo, Land of the El Caminos, 19 Wheels. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-204-9991.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 1/18, JP & the Cats. Sat 1/19, Agent 86. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/25, Rhythm Method. Sat 1/26, Aunt Janet. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 1/18, Quantum Leep, Kimi Hayes. Sat 1/19, Garbo Swag, Finneus. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 1/23, Umphrey's McGee. Thursdays, Joe Bigsley. Fri 1/25, Underwater People. Sat 1/26, West of Rome, Voices. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 1/19, 11 PM, Blue Ribbon Brothers. 773-878-4403.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/18, Cycle Something, Release, Mojo Filter. Sat 1/19, Punsapaya, Serilian, Vultures Are Lovebirds. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 1/22, Shooting Blanks, the Effect, Triangle Green. Wed 1/23, Suite 13, Gaskit. Thu 1/24, Swimmer, Powder House. Fri 1/25, Silicone Honey, Carbon 4, Nineveh. Sat 1/26, Sean Kelly & Rob Somers. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/18, Smalls. Sat 1/19, Tommy Joe Band. Fri 1/25, Nighttime Lover. Sat 1/26, DFX. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/18, Pedal Steel Transmission (see Spot Check), Can-Ky-Ree, Tiny Hairs. Sat 1/19, the Lapse, Need New Body, Defender. Thu 1/24, 9:30 PM, Eric Roth & the Silver Schmateez, Competitorr, Descendro Allegro. Fri 1/25, Papa M, Town & Country. Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, Volta Do Mar, DMS, Mt. St. Helens, Red Shirt Brigade. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 1/19, Guilty. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 1/18, Amy Luetgert. Fri 1/25, Matthew Wright Jr. 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.

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.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Second Hand Poets. 630-922-9821.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 1/18, 6 PM, Myopia, Lights Over Bridgeport. Sat 1/19, 6 PM, 504 Plan, the Exit, Prosperity Wallet, Spitalfield, Saduhara. Tue 1/22, 7 PM, Gloria Record, Her Space Holiday, Ides of Space, Andi Camp. Wed 1/23, 6 PM, Brockmeyers, Smackin' Isaiah, Much the Same, Fallout Boy. Fri 1/25, 6 PM, Origin, American Heritage, Yakuza, Disinter, Dream Is Dead. Sat 1/26, 7 PM, Vic Vacume & the Attachments,

Suburban Refugee, Apocalystick, Urethra Franklin & the Ghetto Children. Sun 1/27, 5 PM, Inspection 12, Cancer Merchants, Argyles, Milkman's Kid. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Tommy Malone, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Tommy Malone, Can-Ky-Ree. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Thu 1/24, 9 PM, GB Leighton Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Paul Allodi, John Metzger. Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Kokapelli. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Wednesdays, 7 PM, "Verbatim Verboten" cabaret hosted by Kurt Kolar. 312-409-1887.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 1/18, Starch Martins. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/25, Only Sons. 630-416-4898.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 1/19, Gerard Rafael Group, Ultra Max Reggae Band. 773-256-1570.

GALE STREET INN 902 Diamond Lake, Mundelein: Thu 1/24, 9 PM, Cammi's NRG. 847-566-1090.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/18, Flesh Machine, Genral Patton & His Privates, Broken Finger. Sat 1/19, Trash Brats, Mushuganas. Fri 1/25, Craig Moorefield. Sat 1/26, Steve Buscemi's Teeth. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jen Porter. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 1/21, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/20, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 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 and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/27, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach (no cover). Wed 1/23, 9:30 PM, Kerri Grant (no cover). Thu 1/24, 9:30 PM, Emilie Autumn. 773-871-4210.

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 1/18, Cause, Turn. Sat 1/19, Cells, Dorks. Thu 1/24, Hungries, Snaggs. Fri 1/25, Popfly, J for Jules. Sat 1/26, Deals Gone Bad, Hi-fi & the Roadburners, Rock & Roll Daredevils, Aldermen, Gutwrench. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Kato the Houseboy. Fri 1/25, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, Lounge Puppets. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Judah. Sat 1/26, Olupus. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Muzik Mafia and Blackmaker, with James Otto, Joanna Jane't, Big Kenny, John Rich, Jon Nicholson, Swank, and Matt Bourjaily. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 1/23, 9 PM, Ides of Space. Thu 1/24, 9:30 PM, Handsome Family, Robert Fisher. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Thu 1/24, Spirit Creek, Stealth Blue. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/18, Underwater People, Martin Gollogy. Wed 1/23, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogy with Johnny Gaurneri. Thu 1/24, Hoochie Suit. Sat 1/26, Magpie, King Super. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/25, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 312-362-9707.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 1/23, Paul Willaert. Thu 1/24, Kimi Hayes. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/18, O.A.R., Howie Day (sold out). Thu 1/24, Gelheads, Sister Child, Synge, Marizen. Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, Super Diamond (Fri 1/25 sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 1/20, Aswah Gregorri. Thu 1/24, Libido Funk Circus. Sun 1/27, Ark Band. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/18, Jaked, Finneus, Only Infinity. Sat 1/19, Then Again, Tim Mahoney, Sam Post. Thu 1/24, Aswah Gregorri & the Enforcers. Fri 1/25, M-80's, Tuck Pence. Sat 1/26, Underwater People, Dan Darrah Band, Tuck Pence. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/18, Missile, Alva Star. Sat 1/19, Heroes, Life in General, Mike Himebaugh. Fri 1/25, Mabel Mabel, Paging Raymond. Sat 1/26, Fenster, Swizzle Tree. 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: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Vitamin M, Leave. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Disposable Pets, Young Fathers, Eric Howell & the Implants. Sun 1/20, 8:30 PM, the Edge comedy showcase with music by Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Tue 1/22, 8:30 PM, Rolls, Mo' Deadly (no cover). Wed 1/23, 9 PM, Donner Surprise Party (no cover). Thu 1/24, 9:30 PM, Asylum 173, Sonic Voodoo. Fri 1/25, 10 PM, Thrifty Nickel, Sara Hollister Band, BLT. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Time Bomb Taxi, Stuntcat, Bellsize. Sun 1/27, 8 PM, Deloreans. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Shannon McNally, Wendy DeBias. Sat 1/19, 9:45 PM, J. Davis Trio, Funktelligence, Thrillhouse Collective. Wed 1/23, 8 PM, Motion to Fix; 9 PM, Stone, Steve Doyle (no cover). Thu 1/24, 9 PM, 1000 Vertical Feet, Big Drag, Short Bus. Fri 1/25, 10 PM, AB Positive, Chuck's Electric, Royce. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Al (from Moe). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/19, Roadhouse Dogs. Sat 1/26, Loose Screws. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/19, Downtown Charlie Brown. Fri 1/25, Scramble. Sat 1/26, Hurricane. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/18, 6:30 PM, Penny & the Loafers, the Dog & Everything, Starstruck, Knockout. Sat 1/19, 6:30 PM, Life Without, Colonel Stem, Crash Poet, Alone. Sun 1/20, 6:30 PM, Allister, Split Habit (see Spot Check), August Premier, Off Balance. Fri 1/25, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Sleeping at Last, Tamar Berk, You're Pretty. Sat 1/26, 6:30 PM, Juice, Speechwerks, Frontline, Joe Glass with Soul 360, DJ Rude One, DJ Teebot. 773-549-0203.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Amy Kelly Band. 630-446-4001.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Fri 1/25, 10 PM, 45s, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-259-9724.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/18, Collectivo Musical, Tacit Hounds, Palomazo Blues. Sun 1/20, Dan & JP. Tue 1/22, Richie. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 1/24, Highball, Dorks. Fri 1/25, Dead Steel Mill, Poppycocks, Hotlips Messiah, Cancer Merchants. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, John Fleck & Paul Velat. Sat 1/19, 9:30 PM, 5 by 5 with Grant Strombeck, Eric Leonardson, Greg O'Drobinak, Nick Sondy & Bob Falesch. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/18, 8:30 and 10 PM, Bill Quateman. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Casolando, People's Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. 847-869-0450.

NIGHT CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 1/26, 9 PM, Smoke. 773-794-1317.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Million Yen, Light FM, Just Add Water. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Homunculus, Simpletons, Stylus. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 1/23, 8 PM, Ted Hogarth Quartet, Erie Street. Fri 1/25, 10 PM, Big Angry Fish, Firetrucs, Kiss 'n' Ride. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Somnia, Faceplant, Blue Nova. 773-489-0011.

OLD TINLEY PUB & EATERY 17020 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 1/19, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-422-8017 or 708-532-4409.

ORBIE'S INTERNATIONAL CAFE 525 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays, 9 PM, Barbie Doll Patton. 708-891-3900.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/18, Creepy D. Sat 1/19, Volta Do Mar, American Draft. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 1/23, Little Machine. Thu 1/24, Power Knobs. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thursdays, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/18, Methadones, Mexican Cheerleader, the Itch, Dead Steel Mill. Sat 1/19, South of No North, Five Dollar Foundation, Girlush Figure. Mon 1/21, Drawing a Blank, Contents Under Pressure. Fri 1/25, Story So Far, Role Models, Libido Grande, Radio Holiday. Sat 1/26, Beeline. 773-248-3093.

RACHEL'S CAFE & BOOKS 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths from 8:30 AM-5:30 PM. 847-310-9678.

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.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Thu 1/24, 9:30 PM, Dae. 708-423-1188.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Mondays, open mike. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Riptones, Honeybees. Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Tara Jane O'Neil, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Pegasus. Sun 1/20, 8 PM, Cameron McGill, Dick Prall, Chris Gilmartin, Thomas Comerford & Kris Poulin, Jeff Ruffo & Loren Wilson. Mon 1/21, 9 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror (see Spot Check), Light FM. Tue 1/22, 9 PM, John Kimler, Ego Saboteur, Mud Toys. Wed 1/23, 7 and 10 PM, Lowen & Navarro. Thu 1/24, 9 PM, Stolie, Dan Darrah. Fri 1/25, 10 PM, Handsome Family, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Terminal 4. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Jon Dee Graham, J-200. Sun 1/27, 9 PM, Devotchka, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Rivulets. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 630-257-6383.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/19, V90. Sat 1/26, Mr. Myers. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 1/18, 9 PM, User Friendly. 312-337-7900.

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 1/18, Bryter, Treeline. Sat 1/19, Eratik Statik, Brotha El, DJ Rude One. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike and DJ-mix competition. Wed 1/23, "Indigenous" with DJs Corey Labadie & Rebecca, Nu Skool Kabaret & others. Fri 1/25, Adam Wyle, Otherside. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/19, Band Kamp. Sat 1/26, Xcilr8. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sun 1/20, Ruben Waters Loves You. 773-296-9620.

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

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 1/18, Eddy Burke, Melanie Jane. Sat 1/19, Dan Darrah, Jeff Foucault, Raine. Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Kristin Shout; 8 PM, Kevin Leeds; 9 PM, Gavra Lynn. Mondays, open mike. Wed 1/23, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Linda Smith, October Crifasi. Thu 1/24, Rachel Garlin, Tom Slater. Fri 1/25, Cathy Braaten, Ollie Davidson, Peter Andreadis. Sat 1/26, Tamara Pierce, Dan Connolly. Sun 1/27, 7 PM, Kristin Ronne, Julie Frost, Alex Dent. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/18, Leroy Fix, Last Vegas, Omegamen. Sat 1/19, Soulfix, Automatic Shoes, Ness. Wed 1/23, 8 PM, Kick Me Kate, English Softhearts, the Itch, Phenoms, Love Chaos, Killbot, Red Line Radio, Expatriates, Jane Ripley, Megan Stielstra. Fri 1/25, Leroy Fix. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Duo. Sundays, 8 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/18, Mr. Myers. Sat 1/19, Generations. Fri 1/25, Orange Whip. Sat 1/26, High Infidelity. 630-264-2739.

WAVERLY HOUSE TAVERN 214 Main, Woodstock: Sat 1/19, 6:30 PM, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas. 815-337-3663.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/18, Heavy Mental, Az-iz. Saturdays, open stage. Thu 1/24, Ritmo 3. Fri 1/25, Mark Vee Band. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/18, Ark Band. Sat 1/19, Zeleke, Rico. Sun 1/20, Gizzae. Tue 1/22, Dub Dis. Wed 1/23, Carl Brown. Thu 1/24, Universal Expression. Fri 1/25, 5 PM, Gizzae; 9:30 PM, Universal Expression. Sat 1/26, Carl Brown, Immunity. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/18, Frank Catalano Band, Spookie Daly Pride. Sat 1/19, Urban Twang, Nomad Planets. Tuesdays, Hello Dave. Wednesdays, Domestic Problems. Thu 1/24, War Brides, 40-Hour Sunday. Fri 1/25, Peking Turtle, Starcandy. Sat 1/26, Hillbillys From Space, Outlaw Family Band, Cryin' Souls. 773-929-1300.

dance

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 7 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays and 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJ A+ spins downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. 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 Sundays through Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, acid house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Dion. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam (Sun 1/27, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and

retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, "women's night" with DJ Dion. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini spins progressive house. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize, DJ Joe Buddha. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 1/18, DJ Gene Farris & DJ Andre Harris spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop, house, reggae, and trance. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 1/23, Ed Rush, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thu 1/24, DJ Jordan Zawideh spins electro. 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." Mondays, "House of Tut" drag night; DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wednesdays, DJs Mustafa Rocks & Jay Too spin hip-hop, disco, soul, and R&B. Thursdays, DJs John Styles & Phat Mike, Donnie Devoe. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Thursdays, DJ Orin. 773-384-0701.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, 9:30 PM Saturdays, 6 PM Sundays and Wednesdays, and 10 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

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. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Victor Rocha & Mike Pierce, DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ Lee spins drum 'n' bass. Tuesdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on weekends. Fridays, Neural Intoxications and Soulamytes. Saturdays, Citron. Sundays, DJ Vic Lavender. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs spin new wave, industrial, and electronica 9:30 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, DJ Richard. Thursdays, DJ Danny. 773-878-8241.

CLUB NYX 310 S. Halsted: Sun 1/20, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs Banti & Asassin spin hip-hop & bhangra. Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, "International Nite" DJs Red Lox, Mar, and Con spin bhangra and music from Europe, South America, South Asia, and the Middle East. 312-993-0933.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, 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 Thurdays and 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, John Curley & Chad Sommer, Hiroki & 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.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels. Fridays, DJs Twilite Tone, Vince Lawrence, Jason Christopher & Wayne Williams. Saturdays, DJ Legacy, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love & DJ Steele. Sundays, DJ Word & Mustafa Rocks. Thursdays, Eddie Mills, DJ Sheldon spins hip-hop, R&B, and reggae, DJ Question spins jazz and R&B. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. 312-204-9991.

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, 7-10 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sun 1/20, DJs Damon Locks, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells. Mon 1/21, 9 PM, One Love 360 Degrees DJ Battle. Sun 1/27, Pal:ndrom, Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7:30 PM-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-1 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin. 312-338-3788.

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

EXOTICA 2 Costume ball with Bam Bam Buddha, Alex Peace, Mixin' Marc, DJ Caffeine, Billy the Kid, Jes One, Chris Tomasone, DJ Vialgo, DJ Rampage, DJ Vamp & DJ Zero. Sun 1/20, 9 PM-4 AM, Studio 21, 2121 E. New York, Aurora. 630-582-7006.

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

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. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Cedric, Flipside, Wayne Williams & Vince Lawrence. 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. 312-527-5600.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Rudy Day. 773-227-4433.

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. Fridays and Saturdays, 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. Sat 1/19, Bam Bam Buddha, DJ Kidd. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Cache 22, Shon Dervis & Shaky Shawun spin funk, soul, old school, and R&B (no cover). Sundays, DJ Madrid spins be-bop, hip-hop, Brasilia, broken beat, and dub. 773-772-3355.

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.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, Derrick Wize spins house. Saturdays, DJ Troy spins hip-hop and dance. Mondays, "alt.mondays" with DJ Gene Lopez. Tuesdays, Uncle's Living Room (metal night). Wednesdays, Bartender's Choice. Thursdays, Leddie Garcia, DJ Gene Lopez. 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, 10 PM, Tha Afterset Players with Marz play acid jazz. 312-649-5874.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM. 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. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. 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, punk, rock, drum 'n' bass, and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, 2 AM, DJ Alo spins hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 2 AM, DJ Form. Thursdays, 2 AM, DJ Cirrhosis. 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). Wednesdays, DJ El Papichulo & DJ Lugo Rosado. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Mood & Lady D. Saturdays, DJs Mood & Carvajal. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, DJs Mood & Oscar McMillan, DJ Marques Wyatt. 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. Thursdays, Ralphi Rosario. 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin 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 Twilite 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. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Sat 1/26, Scott Bond. 312-733-6699.

RHYTHMATIC 6007 W. Grand: Fridays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJs Wreck, Big Boy Garcia, Exta-C & Loki. 773-514-2253.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thu 1/24, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with DJ Hyper, Dissolvent. 312-738-9971.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Sundays, DJ Khaaliq spins hip-hop, deep house, and R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins reggae. 312-733-6577.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Fridays, 7-10 PM, DJ INC spins soul, funk, and disco; 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 7 PM-7 AM, DJs Justin Long & Sativa spin house. Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs Lee Collins & Sadar spin disco & house; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell & Shon Dervis spin hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul. Tuesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty spin house. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJ Hiroki spins house, hip-hop, and progressive. Thursdays, 11:30 PM-4 AM, DJ David Balquiedra spins soulful house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 1/18, Jamie Thinnes, Darrell Woodson. Sat 1/19, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show (see Critic's Choice), Janel Roland. Mondays, "Abstract Sessions" with DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth, ethereal, and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and New York punk & new wave. Fri 1/25, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 1/26, Mark Grant, Dave Brock. 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 (no cover). 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.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/18, 9 PM-2 AM, String Theory, Heavy Petting, Found Objects, Yuppster, Chaosh, Electronic Interference Ensemble, Elevator Actions, Left Handed Scorpios, Mormon Anti Matter Choir, Multi Modal & Trollodos Ensemble. Saturdays, midnight-6 AM, DJs spin house. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ JC spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Joseph spins broken beat and nu jazz. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ J.B. spins reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Mass Transit. Sundays, RB & Ronny. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Springa. Wednesdays, DJ Mystr E. Thursdays, Doyonne & Gina Spandex spin goth. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. 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.

VENUE 738 N. Clark: Mondays, 10 PM, DJ EN Green spins trance and breaks. 312-932-0202.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Alex Perez, DJ Mercurio. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez. 847-969-1602.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Vince Adams & D-Double spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. Fri 1/25, Miss Kittin & the Hacker. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BOHOLA Sat 1/26, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TERRY BREEN Free concert. Fri 1/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHIEFTAINS, NATALIE MACMASTER Thu 1/24, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

JULIE FROST Free concert. Fri 1/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STEVE & JENNY MOSS, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, PETER DEMUTH, JEFF & JANIS, JONATHAN DUNMORE, JIM SIMONIS, SUSAN URBAN, ALMOST HOPELESS Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

R. CARLOS NAKAI Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GARNET ROGERS, HOWELLS Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

LARRY SPARKS & THE LONESOME RAMBLERS, TOMMY BOYD & THE CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Tribute to Hank Williams. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

WEAVERMANIA Performance includes a screening of The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time at 5:30 PM. Fri 1/25, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WOMEN OF THE HEARTLAND with Beth Lodge-Rigal, Barb Ryman, Sue McClelland & Nancy Walker. Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 1/26, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

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. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 1/23, 8 PM, Daghda. 773-478-4408.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/26, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 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.

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 1/25, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, Larkin Bros. Sun 1/27, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of the John Dillon Band. 708-687-9323.

CHANGES 206 Centre, Park Forest: Bookstore and cafe; music at 8 PM. Sat 1/26, On the Mainline. 708-747-9190.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 1/20, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/18, Salthill Mines. Sat 1/19, Dooley Brothers. Fri 1/25, Velvet Green. Sat 1/26, Dal Riada. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Can-Ky-Ree opens for Tommy Malone. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/25, Cantrells. Sat 1/26, Peg Lehman. 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.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-883-0304.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken-word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 1/23, 8:30 PM, Robert Earl Keen (see Critic's Choice), Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. 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.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 1/20, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 1/21, 8:30 PM, Gan Bua. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Acoustic Prism, Live Bait. 815-338-5164.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/18, Anish. Fri 1/25, Salthill Mines. 630-941-7100.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). Sun 1/27, 8 PM, Gan Bua. 847-869-0450.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Tue 1/22, 8 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 1/26, 7 PM, Rockwell Church. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

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 1/18, Robert Jennings. Fri 1/25, Michael J. Miles. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Old Time Barn Dance with the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band and caller Marianne Mohrhusen. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ERIC BIBB Sun 1/27, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BLUES IN THE NIGHT with Beth Leavell, Alanda Coon, Ashley Dearborn & Megan DeHay. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Thu 1/24 and Fri 1/25, 8 PM, and Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252 or 312-902-1500.

THE BUSINESS performs at Chicago WinterDance, with dance lessons by Valerie Love; free admission. Sun 1/20, 2-5 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

DE PAUL COMMUNITY CHORUS performs gospel music at a commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Mon 1/21, 10 AM-3:30 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

DR. JOHN, NATHAN & THE ZYDECO CHA-CHAS, WILD MAGNOLIA, MARDI GRAS INDIANS perform as part of "Creole Zydeco Show Extraordinaire." Fri 1/18, 7:30 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700.

T-MODEL FORD Free concerts. Fri 1/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Sat 1/19, 2 PM, Blues Heaven, 2120 S. Michigan. 312-808-1286. Sun 1/20, 12:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LONNIE HUNTER & THE VOICES OF SAINT MARK, VOICES OF PRAISE OF THE DuPAGE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, BARBETTA NEIL & COMPANY, NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE VOICES OF PRAISE CHOIR perform as part of North Central College's 14th annual Gospel Extravaganza. Sat 1/26, 7 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5105.

KINGSNAKES Free concert. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 1/22, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 1/22, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wed 1/23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. 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 1/18, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 1/19, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 1/20, Vino Louden. Mon 1/21, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/22, Katherine Davis with Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Wed 1/23, Pistol Pete. Thu 1/24, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Fri 1/25, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sat 1/26, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue (no cover). 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/18, 5 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Nick Moss (sold out). Sat 1/19, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene (no cover); 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Charlie Love (sold out). Sun 1/20, Buddy Guy, Brother John (sold out). Mon 1/21, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 1/22, Joe Moss. Wed 1/23, Marty Sammon Band. Thu 1/24, Buddy Guy, Carl Weathersby (sold out). Fri 1/25, 5 PM, Harmonica Hinds (no cover); 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Joe Moss (sold out). Sat 1/26, 6 PM, Joe Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Sharrie Williams (sold out). Sun 1/27, Buddy Guy, John Primer (sold out). 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/19, Billy Flynn & the Flynntones with Al Harris (see Critic's Choice) & Little Arthur Duncan. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Toni Thomas Rhythm & Blues Review. 847-647-8282.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/18, Sat 1/19, and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/18, Carl Weathersby. Sat 1/19, Anson Funderburg & the Rockets. Fri 1/25, Sherman Robertson. Sat 1/26, Joanna Connor. 630-513-0074.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Deborra. 312-341-9787.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/18, Brother John. Sat 1/19 and Sat 1/26, Blake 'n' Blue. Fri 1/25, Nick Moss. 847-605-9900.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile opens for Tommy Malone. Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Marcia Ball. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 1/19, Vini & the Demons. Sat 1/26, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

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

FULL MOON BAR & GRILL 113 S. Batavia, Batavia: Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-406-9891.

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

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland, Calumet Park: Mon 1/21, 7 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 708-385-3100.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/19, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. Tue 1/22, 8:30 PM, Larry & the Lugnuts. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Lurrie Bell, Chico Banks, Bob Stroger. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/19, 7 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Rockin' Johnny Band with Tail Dragger. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 1/18, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 1/19, 9 PM, R.L. Burnside (see Spot Check), T-Model Ford (on the main stage); 10 PM, Chicago Playboys (on the Back Porch Stage). Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 1/22, Phil Armetta. Wed 1/23, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Thu 1/24, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 1/25, Pete Special. Sat 1/26, Big G & the Real Deal. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Preston Shannon. Mon 1/21, tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. with Robert Irving III. Fri 1/25, Mississippi Heat. Sat 1/26, Soul to Keep. 312-266-2400.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Thu 1/24, 8 and 10 PM, Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, 9 and 11 PM, and Sun 1/27, 4 PM, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues. 312-670-2473.

JERRY'S NITE LIFE 12303 S. Halsted: Fridays, 9 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-821-1427.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Masheen Co. Band. 708-547-1456.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Larry McCray, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, Sandra Hall. 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.

LADY BLUE LOUNGE 2953 W. Madison: Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

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.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 1/18 and Thu 1/24, 9 PM, Lindsey Alexander. 630-446-4001.

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 1/19, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 1/26, Dave Specter. 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.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/25, Smilin' Bobbie & His Blues Machine. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 1/22, 8:30 PM, Ken Saydak Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/18, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 1/19, Carl Davis Band. Fri 1/25, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Sat 1/26, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 1/25, Howard & the White Boys. 815-477-0340.

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.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 1/19, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sat 1/19, Eddy Clearwater Band with Jimmy Johnson. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 1/23, Kingdom Blue (no cover). Thu 1/24, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, Matthew Skoller Band. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising. Thursdays, J.M. & the New Generation. 312-733-6577.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/18, Sat 1/19, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 1/25, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 1/26, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/26, Pat Smillie Band. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/18, Eddie Taylor Blues Band with Billy Flynn. Sat 1/19, Alex "Easy Baby" Randle (see Critic's Choice) with the Karl Meier Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band & Blue Monday Partee. Wednesdays, Max MacBach & the Midnite Creepers. Sat 1/26, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

STARBUSTERS 930 Pappas, De Kalb: Sat 1/19, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-756-3438.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK Wed 1/23, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

BATAVIA MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 1/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MARK BETTCHER SEXTET Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA Free tribute to Cannonball Adderly directed by Jeff Lindberg. Fri 1/25, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH BENNY GOLSON directed by Jeff Lindberg. Sun 1/27, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

DAMIAN ESPINOSA TRIO accompanies Oscar Micheaux's film Body and Soul. Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8359 or 773-702-7999.

FLIPPOMUSIC QUINTET Free concerts. Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774. Tue 1/22, 5 PM, Student Community Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1893.

VON FREEMAN & JASON MORAN Free concert. Thu 1/24, 8 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

REDD HOLT TRIO Free concert. Tue 1/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO JAZZ FAIR 2002 See Fairs & Festivals.

JEFF LASKY Free in-store performances. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LEWIS BROTHERS QUARTET Benefit for the New Life Shelter for Women and Children (free-will offering). Sun 1/27, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 847-446-7777.

LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS Fri 1/25, 8 PM, and Sat 1/26 (children's concerts), 11 AM and 1 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MUSICALITY OF POETRY SERIES XI: WORDJAZZ Tribute to Langston Hughes and performance of the Mingus composition of Weary Blues with poet Quraysh Ali Lansana, trombonist T.S. Galloway, bassist Harrison Bankhead, pianist Ken Chaney, saxophonist Ari Brown, trumpeter Pharez Witted, and percussionist Avreeayl Ra. Free admission. Thu 1/24, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676 or 773-227-6117.

YOKO NOGE & JAZZ ME BLUES Free in-store performances. Sat 1/19, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0750. Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471. Fri 1/25, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

MARC SMITH & DUH BAND with the Original Uptown Poetry Slam Poets. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

DAVID YOUNG & FRIENDS Free in-store performance. Fri 1/18, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE OF DuPAGE WITH VICTOR GOINES Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL ZERANG percussion, and puppeteer Blair Thomas, perform 108 Ways to Nirvana: #12, #27, and #36. Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Sat 1/19, 6 and 9 PM, and Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/18, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/19, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Catherine Whitney Quartet. 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 1/23, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 1/24, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 1/25, noon, Kim Cusak, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Bob Cousins; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/26, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. 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, Steven Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 773-472-7400.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-1919.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/18 through Sun 1/20 and Thu 1/24 through Sun 1/27, Charlie Johnson. 312-751-2433.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). 773-348-3665.

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 1/23, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

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

SPIRIT CAFE 131 Dundee, Buffalo Grove: Thursdays, 8 PM, Nick Tesker Quartet. 847-465-1526.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 1/19, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CAFE LA CAVE 2777 N. Mannheim, Des Plaines: Fri 1/25, 9 PM, Johnny Frigo (benefit for Park Ridge Civic Orchestra). 847-825-6949 or 847-698-9271.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/18, Chris Foreman Trio. Thu 1/24, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Fri 1/25, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 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: Saturdays, 9 PM, Segue. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 1/25, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, 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.

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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wed 1/23, Meta-stable Zoo. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Sat 1/19 and Thu 1/24, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 1/24, Airborne. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 1/19, Trio Du Jour. Sat 1/26, Jeff Gilmore Group. 630-435-5288.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 1/26, Trio Du Jour. 847-718-9272.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Equinox 5. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 1/20, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Big Band. Sun 1/27, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 8 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

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 1/21, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. Wed 1/23, Conscious Pool. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 1/18 and Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet. Sat 1/19, Andy Meacham Quartet. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 1/25, Upbeat Trio. Sat 1/26, Birdwatch with Emili Conway. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/18, 9:30 PM, Fly Williams. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sun 1/20, 8 PM, Steve Evans Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 1/24, 9 PM, Mary Ann Riehl Quartet. Fri 1/25, 9:30 PM, Family Style. Sun 1/27, 8 PM, Al Green Quartet (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 1/18, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/20, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 1/23, 9 PM, Gephart/Long Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/25, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Two for Brazil. 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: Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. 773-465-8005.

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 1/20, David Boykin. Sun 1/27, Damon Smith, Dave Rempis, Alec Ramsdell & Jerome Bryerton. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Latin jazz with Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with John Paris & Anthony Brock. 773-244-9191.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Fri 1/18, 8:30 PM, Tropicale with Neville York (see Critic's Choice), A Cor do Brasil. Sat 1/19, 8:30 PM, Marshall Vente & Project 9 with Billy Harper, Redd Holt Unlimited. Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Bob Acri Quartet & friends, Marshall Vente & Project Nine with Billy Harper. Mon 1/21, 8 and 10 PM, Marvin Stamm with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. 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.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/18, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Sat 1/19, 9:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Organ Trio. Sun 1/20, noon, Tim Green Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet with Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. Fri 1/25, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman Quartet. Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, Scott Burns with George Fludas & John Webber. 773-348-7592.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Mon 1/21, 8 PM, Sweet Accord (no cover). 773-989-5674.

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 (Sun 1/27 with opening band Spazztet). 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Wed 1/23, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 1/23, 7 PM, Tim Aubuchon Quartet. Fri 1/25, 9 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-446-4001.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thu 1/24, Nick Broste & Jeb Bishop. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/18, 5:30 PM, New Power Trio. Wed 1/23, 9 PM, the Ken & Jim Show with Steve Roberts & Jeff Stitely. Fri 1/25, 10 PM, OK Go, Tenki. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Gary Stier. 847-869-0450.

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

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Valerie Booker & Andre Castillo play Latin jazz. 773-545-7022.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/18, New Power Trio. Sat 1/19, Jeff Parker Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Frank Catalano Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 1/25, Flippomusic Quartet. Sat 1/26, Barclay 3. 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, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 1/20, 9 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 1/18, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 1/19, 9 PM, Kelly Brand/Suzanne Palmer Quartet. Sun 1/20, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio with McKinley Carter. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 1/23, 8:30 PM, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 1/24, 8:30 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Fri 1/25, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 1/26, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/19, Ken Chaney Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Wed 1/23, Mark Madsen Trio. Sat 1/26, Judy Roberts Trio. 847-266-1313.

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.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Thursdays, 8 PM, Vince Green & 7th Avenue. 312-932-0006.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quintet. Fri 1/25, 10 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 1/26, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot & John Bany. 630-264-0634.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Thu 1/24, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio. 847-991-7006.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 1/21, Medium Pulp. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Kimberly Gordon Duo; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Vandermark 5. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 1/24, Savoir Faire. Fri 1/25, Players Step Outside. Sat 1/26, Jeff Marx/Zach Brock Quartet with Harrison Bankhead. 312-791-9050.

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

international

concerts

DOIS NO CHORO Sat 1/26, 2 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0750. Sat 1/26, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-475-6165. Sun 1/27, 3 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

DREAM SEEKERS African percussion, flute, and vocals accompany griot storytellers; free admission. Mon 1/21, 10:30 AM, Maze branch, Oak Park Public Library, 845 S. Gunderson, Oak Park. 708-386-4751. Mon 1/21, 1:30 PM, Dole branch, Oak Park Public Library, 255 Augusta, Oak Park. 708-386-9032.

ENSEMBLE M'CHAIYA Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood. 847-677-5277.

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT with steel string guitarist Brian Gore, guitarist Andrew York, Brazilian classical and jazz guitarist Paulo Bellinati, French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan. Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SOUL Y DUENDE with Azucena Vega. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 773-465-0238.

THULA SIZWE South African male chorus performs a benefit concert for an AIDS clinic near Pretoria, South Africa. Sun 1/27, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

international

clubs

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons with Tina Mangos). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sun 1/27, noon-2 PM, flamenco guitarist Eugenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. 773-481-2050.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Thursdays, Ecuadoran vocalist Alex Silva. 773-736-9498.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mondays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz spins salsa (with dance lessons by Manny Lopez). 312-932-0006.

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

classical

MONTY ADAMS AND MATTHEW HAGLE flute and piano, in a free concert (Mouquet, Caplet). Fri 1/18, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

BRUCE ADOLPHE with the Chicago Chamber Musicians in a lecture-concert (Mozart). Mon 1/21, 5:30 PM, University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe. 312-225-5226.

LILY AFSHAR guitar. Fri 1/18, 7:30 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

MARTA AZNAVOORIAN, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, AND DAVID CUNLIFFE piano, violin, and cello, perform music of Ravel in a free concert. Fri 1/25, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

GILDA BARSTON AND DAVID DUNFORD cello and piano, in a free concert (Debussy, Faure, and Saint-Saens). Wed 1/23, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MOLLY BARTH flute, in a free solo recital. Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427 or 773-702-8069.

ELENA BASHKIROVA, BLAIR MILTON, NISANNE HOWELL, LAWRENCE NEUMAN, STEPHEN BALDERSTON piano, violins, viola, and cello (Schnittke, Ravel, Schumann). Sun 1/20, 7:30 PM (with preconcert presentation at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ARTHUR CAMPBELL AND HELEN MARLAIS clarinet and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Arnold, Ran, Debussy, Weber). Wed 1/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANDREW CARPENTER saxophone, with pianist Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio (Creston, Elgar, Saint-Saens, Kritz, Gershwin, Grainger). Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1015 Curtis, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200.

ANDREW CARPENTER saxophone, in a free concert (Creston, Saint-Saens, Kritz, Gershwin, Jacob). Fri 1/25, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

ELIZABETH AND RAYMOND CHENAULT in a duo organ concert (Hakim, Pinkham, White, Callahan, Sousa). Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with narrator Bill Kurtis in a children's concert (Hamlin, Prokofiev). Sun 1/27, noon, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Brahms, Dahl, Benjamin, Khachaturian). Sun 1/20, 5 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. Sun 1/27, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with flutist R. Carlos Nakai and cellist Katinka Kleijn (Rossini, Baker, Demars, Elgar). Sun 1/20, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Wed 1/23, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, 8 PM, and Tue 1/22, 7:30 PM, Michael Gielen, conductor, with pianist Elena Bashkirova in an all-Beethoven program. Thu 1/24, 8 PM, Fri 1/25, 1:30 PM, and Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Michael Gielen, conductor, with organist David Schrader in an all-French program (Ravel, Dutilleux, Poulenc). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before performances. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY PIANO QUINTET (R. Strauss, Mahler, Franck). Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ALAN CHOW AND SYLVIA WANG pianos, with clarinetist Russell Dagon, bassoonist Robert Barris, trumpeter Charles Geyer, trombonist James Campbell, violinist Joseph Genauldi, double bassist Michael Hovhanian, percussionists Michael Burritt and James Ross, and narrator Carmen Roman (Bartok, Stravinsky). Fri 1/25, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

MEMBERS OF THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO with violinist Charles Pikler and mezzo-soprano Laurel Cameron in a chamber music concert (Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Barber). Free admission; tickets required. Sun 1/20, 7:30 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a public rehearsal. Sat 1/19 and Sat 1/26, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

COMMUNITY PLAYERS OF CHICAGO Philip Simmons, conductor, with pianist Yulia Lipmanovich (Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Simmons). Sun 1/27, 3 PM, Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln. 847-475-4819.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD See Critic's Choice. Sat 1/19, 8 PM (Albert, Coleman, Rzewski, and others), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068. Sat 1/26, 7:30 PM (Rzewski, Kellogg, and others), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Michelle Areyzaga (Copland, Gershwin, and others). Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, 8 PM, and Sun 1/20, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with guitarist Norman Ruiz (Rodrigo, Turina, Copland, Rossini). Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

GREGORY HAND organ, in a free recital (Bach, Durufle, Widor, Franck, Bolcom). Fri 1/18, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

LYNN HARRELL cello, with pianist Ursula Oppens, violinists Robert Chen, Anna Elashvili, and Blair Milton, violists Robert Swan and Baird Dodge, and cellists Stephen Balderston, Loren Brown, Leonard Chausnow, Richard Hirschl, Katinka Kleijn, Jonathan Pegis, and Gary Stucka (Villa-Lobos, Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 1/27, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BEN HEPPNER tenor, with pianist Craig Rutenberg (Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Britten, Meyerbeer, Halevy, Berlioz, Massenet). Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MARIANNA HUMETSKA AND JEFFREY SOLOW piano and cello. Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

ELIZABETH KO AND KUANG-HAO HUANG flute and piano, in a free recital (Gaubert, Bach, Martinu). Thu 1/24, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Steven Huang, conductor, with violinist Justin Bruns (Lully, Mozart, Sarasate, Harbison, Tchaikovsky, Ravel). Sun 1/20, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 630-245-7006.

RADU LUPU piano (Beethoven, Enescu, Schubert). Sun 1/27, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norberg-Schultz and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel). Sun 1/20, 2 PM, and Wed 1/23 and Sat 1/26, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Leontina Vaduva and tenor Roberto Aronica (Puccini, La Boheme). 312-332-2244.

ANDREW MANZE AND RICHARD EGARR (Corelli, Uccellini, Pandolfi). Fri 1/25, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

ANDREW MORGAN with others in a free concert of his own compositions. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-456-6264.

THOMAS MURRAY organ (Bach, Mozart, Jongen, Vaughan Williams, Elgar). Sun 1/20, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA AND STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis and Clark Chafee conduct a free concert. Sun 1/20, 7:30 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN TRIO COMPOSITION COMPETITION WINNERS in a free recital. Mon 1/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NEW CENTURY YOUNG ARTISTS (Villa-Lobos, Sor, J. Strauss, R. Strauss, Ponchielli, Quistorff, Beethoven, Brahms, Ebert, Gotkovsky, Demersseman). Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with harpsichordists Penelope and Anne Crawford (Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pergolesi). Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (Gluck, Vivaldi, Hanson). Sun 1/27, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Paul Lindblad, conductor (Willan, Mendelssohn, Lindblad, Berger, Christiansen, Allen, Burt, Cornelius, and others). Sun 1/20, 4 PM, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-383-4742.

OAKTON CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE (Pachelbel, Adamczyk, and others). Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK in an English-language production of Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Sat 1/19, 3 PM, and Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-2938.

URSULA OPPENS AND GERARDO RIBERO piano and violin, with members of the Pacifica Quartet (Beethoven, R. Strauss, Chausson). Fri 1/18, 7:30 PM (with preconcert presentation at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORCHESTRE DE PARIS Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Messiaen, Ravel, Berlioz). Mon 1/21, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DAVID PERRY, NUIKO WADDEN, AND LINDA PERRY violin, harp, piano (Lorenz, Mozart, Foss, Grieg). Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

ANGELA PRESUTTI-KORBITZ voice. Thu 1/24, 7 PM, Herrick Chapel, Judson College, 1151 N. State, Elgin. 847-695-2500.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 1/19 and Sat 1/26, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ELENA REPP mezzo-soprano (Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Rossini, Gershwin). Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Indian Trails Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck, Wheeling. 847-459-4100.

EMMA RUBINSTEIN violin, with pianist Cynthia Darby (Beethoven, Ravel, Schumann). Sun 1/27, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

RUGERI TRIO with pianist Milana Pavchinskaya (Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms). Sat 1/26, 3 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

JEREMY RUTHRAUFF saxophone, with dancer Terri Reardon (Bach, Debussy, Britten, Tower, and others). Sat 1/19, 8 PM, St. Giles' Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6655.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Mozart, Marcello, Weber, Maschek, Farrenc). Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-413-2899.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Kenneth Friedman, conductor, with contrabassoonist Sue Nigro (Fucik, Rossini/Respighi). Sun 1/20, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

BRUCE TAMMEN AND KIT BRIDGES baritone and piano, in a free all-Schumann recital. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

TRIAL BY JURY Wheaton College student production of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. Fri 1/18, and Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

MARK VALENTI piano (Prokofiev, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Schubert). Fri 1/25, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-4386.

VERMEER QUARTET with French hornists Dan Gingrich and Alice Render in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 1/20, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

VIENNA WALTZ ENSEMBLE (Haydn, Rossini, J. Strauss, and others). Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

NUIKO WADDEN, ERIC LAMB, AND WENDY RICHMAN harp, flute, and viola (Debussy, Salzedo, Persichetti). Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

YANG WEI AND BETTY XIANG with violinist Yuan-Qing Yu in a program of Chinese composers. Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000.

STEVEN WENTE organ. Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

TATIANA ZENAISHVILI harpsichord (Bach and others). Wed 1/23, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

fairs & festivals

JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO JAZZ FAIR 2002 Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: Fri 1/25, 7 PM, Salty Dogs of Chicago with Franz Jackson; 7:30 PM, Chicago Underground Trio; 7:45 PM, Legends of Southport; 8:45 PM, Fred Anderson Quartet; 9:20 PM, David Young & the New Republic; 10 PM, John McLean; 10:45 PM, Francis Wong, Elliott Kavee & John-Carlos Perea. 312-427-3400 or 312-427-1676.

miscellaneous

CAPITOL STEPS Musical troupe of former congressional aides performs political satire. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, and Sun 1/20, 2 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Ralph's World (children's concert). 708-788-2118.

JIM GILL Free family-oriented concerts. Sat 1/26, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200. Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Community Meeting Room, Evanston Public Library, Church & Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0312.

KIDS FARE: THE STORY OF BABAR Children's concert with musicians from Northwestern University's Winter Chamber Music Series. Sat 1/19, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 1/18, Howard University Ooh-la-la Dancers. Tue 1/22, All City High School Jazz Band. Thu 1/24, Chicago Academy of the Arts musical theatre students. 312-346-3278.

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