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concerts

ABOVE GROUND Free Street: Producing Arts for a New Generation presents a theatrical show directed by Franco de Leon about underground hip-hop, with the Platter Pirates DJ Crew, Chicago Tribe Breakdancers, Phaze II Breakdancers, video artist Konee Rok, and muralist Won Yup Kim. Fri 2/1 and Sat 2/2, 7:30 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 773-772-7248.

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute concert. Sat 2/2, 8 PM (preceded by dinner at 6 PM), Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

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.

DC TALK with solo performances by Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, and Kevin Max. Mon 1/28, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

ELIZABETH ELMORE Free concert. Fri 2/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

FISHIN' BUDDIES Free in-store performance. Sat 1/26, 7 PM, Tower Records, 1209 E. Golf, Schaumburg. 847-619-8777.

FLAMING FIRE Free admission. Sat 2/2, 3 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

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

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.

JASON GRAAE Fri 2/1 and Sat 2/2, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

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.

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.

DJ HERB KENT spins a stepper's set; no cover. Thu 1/31, 6:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-744-3315.

LINKIN PARK, CYPRESS HILL, ADEMA, DJ Z-TRIPP Sold out. Fri 2/1, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

BARRY MANILOW Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

PHENIX performs at the D.A.N.K. Fox Valley Karneval 2002. Sat 2/2, 6:30 PM, Convention Center Ballroom, Indian Lakes Resort, 250 W. Schick, Bloomingdale. 630-232-0099.

PHILIP SAMARTZIS, MORA WITH ROB RAY See Critic's Choice. Wed 1/30, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performances. Fri 1/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 2/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

UMPHREY'S McGEE 18 & over show. Sat 2/2, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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 1/25, Ellen Rosner (see Spot Check), Ripley Caine, Cheree Jetton. Sat 1/26, "Freeform Sessions" with Brother Noompsi, Finga Lickin'. Thu 1/31, Naked Soul, Realm, Ovadya. Fri 2/1, Ebb-n-Flow, Hushdrops, Man Planet. Sat 2/2, Nerves, Atombombpocketknife, Sterling. 773-478-4408.

ALOHA CAFE 2156 W. Montrose: Mon 1/28, 8 PM, Mystechs (no cover). 773-907-9356.

BABY DOLL POLKA CLUB 6102 S. Central: Fri 1/25, 8 PM, Polkaholics (no cover). 773-582-9706.

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 1/25, Bric-a-Brac, Danger Adventure, Utah Carol. Sat 1/26, 9 PM, Cornmeal, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Earl, Stewed Coots. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/29, Ashley Rhodes, Jason Blake Band. Wed 1/30, Larry O. Dean, Bucky Halker, Dayna Malow, Cameron McGill. Thu 1/31, Heather's Damage, Paperbacks. Fri 2/1, Family Haircut, Bartly Fritzche, Dryer. Sat 2/2, Sylvain Sylvain, Red Planet, Peelers. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/25, Money Shot, Silent Treatment, Bob's Yer Uncle. Sat 1/26, V90, Channel J, Lake Shore Drive. Thu 1/31, Shot of Therapy, Frank Diconstanzo, Brother Lowdown. Fri 2/1, Pinheads, Dead Popes Society, Lank Fame, Hotlips Messiah. Sat 2/2, Dark Yellow, Second Hand Poets. 773-384-0043.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. Sun 2/3, DJ Anacron spins after a Super Bowl party. 773-472-1502.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thu 1/31, 9 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 2/1, 10 PM, Primo. Sat 2/2, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Big Tasty. Sat 1/26, Diplomats of Solid Sound. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Fri 2/1, Patty Elvis Band. Sat 2/2, Hip Fetish. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 1/25, 8 PM, Maria Hines & Vytis Nivinskas (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/25, Catfish Jenkins. Sat 1/26, Icarus Crash. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 2/1, Detour. Sat 2/2, Serilian. 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.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. 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 1/27, Mark Bose, storyteller Oz Du Soleil. Sun 2/3, Don Gibson & Scott Free. 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 1/25, Sonnets. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 1/27 and Sun 2/3, Bosco & Jorge. Wed 1/30, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 2/2, Honeybees, Torturing Elvis. 773-384-2547.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Face for Radio. Tuesdays, open mike for poets and musicians (sign-up at 9:30 PM). 773-743-5650.

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 (1/31 with Aerin Tedesco, Ari Banias). 773-907-3500.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Layman's Terms, Friends of Pete. Sat 1/26, 56 Hope Road. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 1/31, Acoustolingus. Fri 2/1, Dishing Stars, Mojo Filter, Holding Mercury. Sat 2/2, Bryter, Middletown, Treeline. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Zannadoo, Urban Funk Ordinance. Sat 1/26, Quantum Leep, Skinny. Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 2/1, Friends of Pete, Rhythm Method. Sat 2/2, Underwater People. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 1/25, 10:30 PM, Then Again. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Butterside Down, Soulfix. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 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 1/25, 8 PM, Greta Clark; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Felicia Fields; 10:30 PM, Brian Lane Green. Sun 1/27, 7 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Thu 1/31, 8 PM, Dina Joy Byrd. Sun 2/3, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Cole Porter). 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 1/27, DJ Jillian. Mon 1/28, DJs Chris Meyer & Mark Johnson spin punk rock. Tue 1/29, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 1/30, DJ Jon Langford spins hard country music. Thu 1/31, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/25, 10 PM, 12 Rods, Matthew, Rosetta. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Dovetail Joint, Land of the El Caminos, 19 Wheels, Fags. Tue 1/29, 9 PM, Dremana, Sober Dozi, Nectarine Knockout. Wed 1/30, 9 PM, Insta, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift, Meringue. Thu 1/31, 9 PM, Muchacha, Monkey Paw, Ditch Farrula. Fri 2/1, 10 PM, Gaberdine, Forty Piece Choir, Wish List, Danger Adventure. Sat 2/2, 10 PM, Garvey, Hickman & Droll. 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 1/25, Rhythm Method. Sat 1/26, Aunt Janet. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/1, Kryer. Sat 2/2, High Infidelity. 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, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 1/25, Underwater People. Sat 1/26, West of Rome, Voices. Sun 1/27, Scottish. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thu 1/31, Joe Bigsley. Fri 2/1, Maggie Speaks. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/25, Silicone Honey, Carbon 4, Nineveh. Sat 1/26, Sean Kelly & Rob Somers. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 1/28, Los Barrachos. Tue 1/29, Vona, Genevieve, Naked Oil Twister. Wed 1/30, "A Night of Beats & Voice" with DJ TS Soundz and guest vocalists. Thu 1/31, Swimmer, Sons. Fri 2/1, Whimsical, Clip, Snake Oil. Sat 2/2, DJ Moe, P.A.C.I.F.I.C.S., Anacron, Star Candy with Renee Ruffin. 773-549-5549.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Papa M (see Critic's Choice), Town and Country. Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, Volta Do Mar, DMS, Mt. St. Helens, Red Shirt Brigade. Mon 1/28, 9:30 PM, Rye Coalition, Redline, Che Arthur. Fri 2/1, benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center with Archer Prewitt, Sam Prekop, Rabbit Rabbit. Sat 2/2, 9:30 PM, Moldy Peaches, Happy Apple, Flaming Fire. Sun 2/3, 7 PM, High Strung, Velva. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. 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 1/25, 6 PM, Origin, American Heritage, Yakuza, Disinter, Dream Is Dead. Sat 1/26, 7 PM, Vic Vacume & the Attachments, Suburban Refugees, Apocalypstick, Urethra Franklin & the Ghetto Children, Cock. Sun 1/27, 5 PM, Inspection 12, Cancer Merchants, Argyles, Milkman's Kid. Tue 1/29, 6 PM, Locked in a Vacancy, the Inside, Screaming in Silence. Wed 1/30, 6 PM, Half Stachon, Matics, Rocky Denis, the Effect. Thu 1/31, 6 PM, the Explanation, AKA, Milk After Midnight, Cast Away, Safety Net. Fri 2/1, 7 PM, Gadjits, Creature Comforts, Boy Lion, the Blamed. Sat 2/2, 5 PM, Split Habit, Knockout, August Premier, Tubuku, Starstruck; 9 PM, Tekulvi, Paper Chase, Runner, Stillwell. Sun 2/3, 7 PM, Grey AM, Iron Lung. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 1/29, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Guy Grace. Thu 1/31, 8:30 PM, the What. Fri 2/1, 10 PM, Rico. Sat 2/2, 10 PM, Beatle Brothers. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Kokapelli. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Wed 1/30, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-821-1234.

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 1/25, Only Sons. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 2/1, Harmony Riley. Sat 2/2, Public I. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/25, Craig Moorefield. Sat 1/26, Steve Buscemi's Teeth. Fri 2/1, 50 Lb. Head. Sat 2/2, Rotgut, Fairfields. 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. Mondays and 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 1/27, 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 and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 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 1/30, 9:30 PM, Jen Porter (no cover). Thu 1/31, 9:30 PM, Big Bang Music Theory. 773-871-4210.

GLENVIEW HOUSE 1843 Glenview, Glenview: Thu 1/31, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-724-7999.

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 1/25, Popfly, J for Jules. Sat 1/26, Deals Gone Bad, Hi-fi & the Roadburners, Rock & Roll Daredevils, Aldermen, Gutwrench. Thu 1/31, Firsthand Fix, Little Machine. Fri 2/1, Young Fathers, Flapjacks. Sat 2/2, Big Hello, Fin. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 1/25, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, Lounge Puppets. Fri 2/1, 10 PM, Sweet Jane. Sat 2/2, 9:30 PM, Kimi Hayes Band. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Judah. Sat 1/26, Olupus. Fri 2/1, Leah Galyean Band, the Charm. Sat 2/2, 9 PM, "Cold Chicago Critical Mass Cabaret" with Warren Lemming, Jim Redd, Santez & Scott Parish. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/25, 10 PM, benefit for the Incite! Color of Violence conference with DJs Damon Locks, Kim Soss & Rob Lowe. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/26, Magpie, King Super. Wed 1/30, Martin Gallogy's open mike with Tom Gerlach. Thu 1/31, Hacks. Fri 2/1, Mr. Blotto. Sat 2/2, Chris Schaffer & Schaffer Street. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music. Sat 1/26, 9 PM, Universal Expression, DJ Myke Wade. Sat 2/2, 10 PM, Ivaneese Band, Donkeyman, Papasito, Cacho. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/25, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Ancient Greeks. Wed 1/30, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Maya. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 1/30, Randi Fox, Bobby Rex. Thu 1/31, Paul Allodi, Steve Roth. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM; Tuesdays through Fridays, 4:30-7 PM, E-Mics perform on the Back Porch Stage. Fri 1/25, Superdiamond (see Spot Check), Riptones (sold out). Sat 1/26, Superdiamond (see Spot Check), Joe Bigsby (sold out). Sun 1/27, 8 PM, Phantom Planet performs at a screening of the movie Slackers. Wed 1/30, benefit for Night Ministry with Strain Busy Sky, Premium, Woolworthy, the Help, Sons of Jorel, Starch Martins, Rock Star Club, Redneck Exorcist, Conscious Pool, Gayle Ritt, and DJs Verb & Joseph. Thu 1/31, Jazz Mandolin Project, Ray's Music Exchange. Sat 2/2, 7:30 PM and midnight, Paramount Laser Spectacular (Pink Floyd laser show). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 1/27, Ark Band. Wed 1/30, Soul Invaders. Sun 2/3, Roots Rock Society. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/25, M-80's, Plantains Band, Tuck Pence. Sat 1/26, Underwater People, Dan Darrah Band, Tuck Pence. Fri 2/1 and Sat 2/2, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/25, Mabel Mabel, Paging Raymond. Sat 1/26, Fenster, Swizzle Tree. Thu 1/31, Matthew Moon Band. Fri 2/1, Nadas, Shaking Tree. Sat 2/2, Domestic Problems, Green Scene. 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 1/25, 10 PM, Thrifty Nickel, Sara Hollister Band, BLT. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Time Bomb Taxi, Stuntcat, Bellsize. Sun 1/27, 8 PM, Deloreans. Tue 1/29, 8 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wed 1/30, 10 PM, Matt Ross & the Renegades, Kick the Cat. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/25, 10 PM, AB Positive, Chuck's Electric, Royce. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Al (from Moe). Tue 1/29, 9 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Wed 1/30, 8 PM, Stone, Steve Doyle, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 1/31, 9 PM, Lyla Stone, Metzger's Car, Mark Watson Band. Fri 2/1, 9 PM, Detholz, Long Division, Tallulah. Sat 2/2, 10 PM, Bears with Adrian Belew. 773-404-9494.

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

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/25, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Sleeping at Last, Starball (see Spot Check), You're Pretty, DJ Tommie Sunshine. Sat 1/26, 6:30 PM, Juice, Speechwerks, Frontline, Joe Glass with Soul 360, DJ Rude One, DJ Teebot. Tue 1/29, 7 PM, Stereophonics, JJ72 (see Spot Check). Fri 2/1, 6:30 PM, Monster Trux, Methadones, Douglass Kings, Baseball Furies; 11:30 PM, SX-10 (members of Cypress Hill & Downset). Sat 2/2, 6:30 PM, Sister Machine Gun, Acumen Nation, Impossible Recording Machine. Sun 2/3, 6:30 PM, Agnostic Front, Casualties, Rise Against, Arma Angelus. 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.

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 1/25, Dead Steel Mill, Poppycocks, Hotlips Messiah, Cancer Merchants. Sat 1/26, Give Ups, Indignants. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/25, 10 PM, OK Go, Tenki, the Pages. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Gary Stier. Mon 1/28, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly, Tony Bains, Rugged Science. Tue 1/29, 9 PM, Brian & Eddie Orchestra, 1000 Vertical Feet. Fri 2/1, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Band, Stone, Julie Korman. Sat 2/2, 10 PM, Velvateen, Ripley Caine, Audio Fauve. 847-869-0450.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/25, 7:30 PM, benefit for Blackjack Productions with Daniel Knox; 10 PM, Big Angry Fish, Firetrucs, Kiss 'n' Ride. Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Somnia, Faceplant, Blue Nova. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 2/1, 10 PM, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, the Shame, Stories for Boys. Sat 2/2, 10 PM, Freekbass, Westfall. 773-489-0011.

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

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Sat 1/26, Rock Bottom. 773-267-5197.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/26, Cloister. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 1/30, Pam Staron. Thu 1/31, Nitrous Foxide. Fri 2/1, Overeasy. Sun 2/3, Trapeze Unit. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 1/31, Turnstyles, Chicago Spotlights. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/2, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-622-8888.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/25, Story So Far, Role Models, Libido Grande, Radio Holiday. Sat 1/26, Fourth Rotor, Beeline. Wed 1/30, Phistine Verona, Silent Treatment, Malcolm Effect. Thu 1/31, Grant Hart, Josh & Eli Caterer, Elizabeth Elmore, Tom Daily. Fri 2/1, Quatre Tete, Watchers, Crush Kill Destroy, Jet By Day. Sat 2/2, Leroy Fix, Red Giant, Melt. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Sat 2/2, 10 PM, Polkaholics (no cover). 773-276-9730.

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.

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

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/25, Stewed Tomatoes, Barely Standing. Mondays, open mike. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: 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. Mon 1/28, 9 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror (see Post No Bills), Happy Supply. Tue 1/29, 9 PM, Boda, Thrillhouse Collective, Butterside Down. Wed 1/30, 8 PM, "Hoot Night" hosted by Thomas Dunning. Thu 1/31, 9 PM, Clarks, Trading Brains. Fri 2/1, 10 PM, Varnaline, Centro-Matic, Chris Mills. 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 1/26, Mr. Myers. 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 1/25, 9:30 PM, Adam Wyle, Otherside. Sat 1/26, Dirty Love, San Andreas Fault. Tue 1/29, 9:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Thu 1/31, 9 PM, Akro Batik, C-Rayz Walz, Breez, Evah-Flowin, Jedi Mind, DJs Rude One & Doc West. Fri 2/1, Air This Side of Caution, Karma Tease. 773-278-6600.

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

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wed 1/30, 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.

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 1/25, Cathy Braaten, Ollie Davidson, Peter Andreadis. Sat 1/26, Tamara Pierce, Dan Connolly. Sun 1/27, 7 PM, Kristin Ronne, Julie Frost, Alex Dent. Mondays, open mike. Wed 1/30, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Linda Smith, Brian Berta. Thu 1/31, John Kimler, Cal Hollow. Sun 2/3, 7 PM, Brad Norman, Your Little Ponies, Eli. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/25, Leroy Fix. Fri 2/1, Back Swallow, Spinshine. Sat 2/2, Ruck La Rou, Gelheads, Head Down. 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 1/25, Orange Whip. Sat 1/26, High Infidelity. Fri 2/1, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 2/2, Red Woody. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/25, Mark Vee Band. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Weebles. Sat 1/26, Goosapalusa. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/25, 5 PM, Gizzae; 9:30 PM, Universal Expression. Sat 1/26, Carl Brown, Immunity. Sundays, Gizzae. Tue 1/29, Dub Dis. Wed 1/30, Indika, Ras Kelly, Doggie. Thu 1/31, Ban Band. Fri 2/1, RSB, Belize Breeze, Fire Dancer. Sat 2/2, Gizzae, Carl Brown. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Peking Turtle, Starcandy. Sat 1/26, Hillbillys From Space, Outlaw Family Band, Cryin' Souls. Tue 1/29, Hello Dave. Wed 1/30, Domestic Problems. Thu 1/31, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising, Groovatron. Fri 2/1, Speargrass, Starcandy. Sat 2/2, Steepwater Band, Old #8. 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 and Sundays through Tuesdays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 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. 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. Fri 1/25, Brian Borden, Greg Norwood. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. 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. 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 1/30, AK1200, MC Blackeye, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thu 1/31, Molarmill, DJ Dumb American. 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 Tuesdays, 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: 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 Thursdays 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.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 1/28, 10 PM, Mr. Projectile, T-T, DJ Gauge. 773-489-6457.

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 1/27, 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.

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. 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 Combs, Flipside & Vince Lawrence spin house and hip-hop. 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: Sat 1/26, 10 PM, DJ Rudy Day, DJ Supreme Court & the Sheer Magic Team. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Tue 1/29, 9 PM, Olga Tanon, Shalim. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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. 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.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: Sat 2/2, 10 PM, DJs World & Flipside. 312-642-2582.

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 (see Critic's Choice), 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 1/26, Scott Bond. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Sat 2/2, Angelist. 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 1/31, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with Casper, DJ Poolside, Frankie J. 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.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 1/26, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music, with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: Tue 1/29, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins Columbian salsa, merengue, and Brazilian salsa. 773-278-7797.

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. Tue 1/29, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs Dayhota, Diz & Heather. 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 1/25, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 1/26, Mark Grant (see Critic's Choice), Dave Brock. 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 2/1, Aquanote, Darrell Woodson. Sat 2/2, Angel Alanis, Justin Long. 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: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Mellow Man; 10 PM-5 AM, dancehall and hip-hop night hosted by Kwesi. 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.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 8:30 PM. Sun 1/27, Ambivert, Ron Kelso, A.C.S. & A.C.E. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Verb spins funk. Saturdays, DJ True spins funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. spin reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. 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 & Ronnie. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Springa. Wednesdays, DJ Noble. 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: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins soul and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ J. Honey spins soul and hip-hop. Mondays, 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. Fri 1/25, Miss Kittin & the Hacker (see Critic's Choice), Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Sat 1/26, King Britt. Thursdays, DJs Vince Adams & D-Double spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. 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.

ROBBIE FULKS'S GRAND OLD TOWN SCHOOL OPRY WITH JEAN SHEPARD, FRANKIE MILLER & OTHERS Sat 2/2, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SCOOTER LEE performs at a country line dance. Sat 2/2, 9 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Mardi Gras dance party. Fri 2/1, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

TRAVIS TRITT Fri 2/1, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

42ND ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

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 1/30, 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. Fri 2/1, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 2/2, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Sun 2/3, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Gerard Haughey. 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.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/25, Velvet Green. Sat 1/26, Dalriada. Fri 2/1, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 2/2, Donnybrook. 773-282-7035.

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.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 2/2, Brendan Loughrey. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 1/28, Home Cookin'. Wed 1/30, Nancy & Garrett. 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: Fri 2/1, 7:30 PM, Leslie Hunt. 773-486-4093.

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

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 2/2, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 2/2, 7 PM, open stage. 815-338-5164.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 1/26, 9 PM, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 1/25, 8 PM, Tim Grimm. 773-743-3355.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/25, Napper Tandy. Sat 1/26, Donnybrook. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). Sat 2/2, Daghda. 847-577-7733.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Thu 1/31, 9:30 PM, Sag Valley Boys. 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. Sat 2/2, 7 PM, Robbie Schaefer; 10 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Adam Ezra. 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 1/25, Michael J. Miles. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Old Time Barn Dance with the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band and caller Marianne Mohrhusen. Fri 2/1, Larry Penn & Fred Starner. 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 1/25, 8 PM, Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Thu 1/31 through Sat 2/2, 8 PM, and Sun 2/3, 2 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252 or 312-902-1500.

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.

WILLIE PICKENS, HAROLYN BLACKWELL & PATRICK BLACKWELL with actress Cheryl Lynn Bruce perform "Crossing Boundaries: Stories and Music From Biracial America." Fri 2/1, 7 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

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 1/25 and Sat 1/26, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 1/29, Lindsey Alexander Blues Band. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/1 and Sat 2/2, Eddy Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 1/29, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wed 1/30, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 2/1 and Sat 2/2, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/25, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sat 1/26, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnson. Sun 1/27, Nellie Travis. Mon 1/28, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/29, Lorenzo Thompson. Wed 1/30, Biscuit & the Mix. Thu 1/31, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Ernie Peniston. Fri 2/1, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 2/2, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 1/27, noon, Chris Walz. Sun 2/3, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

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 1/25, 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). Mon 1/28, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 1/29, Eric George Band. Wed 1/30, Nellie Travis. Thu 1/31, Grana Louise Band. Fri 2/1, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Phil Guy, Charlie Love. Sat 2/2, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Chicago Blues Angels. Sun 2/3, Joanna Connor. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/1, Lil' Arthur. 773-384-2547.

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 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 1/25, Sherman Robertson. Sat 1/26, Joanna Connor. Fri 2/1, Howard & the White Boys. 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 1/25, Nick Moss. 847-605-9900.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fri 1/25, 9:30 PM, Frank Raven Band. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Liberty Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Marcia Ball Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/2, Paul Kolodny. 630-393-1247.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. 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.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Fridays, 10 PM, Johnny B. Moore. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. Tue 1/29, 8:30 PM, Brian Lupo Blues Band with Eric McCabe. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 2/2, 9:30 PM, Marty Sammon Band. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 1/25, Pete Special. Sat 1/26, 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 1/29, Roy Hytower. Wed 1/30, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Thu 1/31, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/25, Mississippi Heat. Sat 1/26, Soul to Keep. Mon 1/28, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Tue 1/29, Joe Moss Band. Sat 2/2, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 312-266-2400.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: 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 1/25 and Sat 1/26, Eddie Shaw, 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 2/1 and Sat 2/2, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 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: Thu 1/31, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 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 1/26, Dave Specter. Sat 2/2, Lil' Al Thomas. 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. Sun 1/27, B.K. Elmore. Sat 2/2, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 1/29, 8:30 PM, Keith Scott Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/25, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Sat 1/26, Mississippi Heat. Wed 1/30, Keith Scott Trio. Sat 2/2, Rockin' Johnny Burgin Trio. 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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/25 and Sat 1/26, Matthew Skoller Band. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 1/30, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings (no cover). Thu 1/31, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Fri 2/1 and Sat 2/2, Liz Mandville Greeson. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Vini & the Demons. Thursdays, J.M. & the New Generation. 312-733-6577.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/25, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 1/26 and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 2/1, 9:30 PM, and Sat 2/2, 10 PM, James Peterson & Lucky Peterson. 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. Sat 1/26, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band & Blue Monday Partee. Wednesdays, Max MacBach & the Midnite Creepers. 773-772-6656.

WAVERLY HOUSE TAVERN 214 Main, Woodstock: Sat 1/26, 9 PM, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 815-337-3663.

jazz

concerts

FRED ANDERSON & TATSU AOKI accompany Frank Perugini's film Scar of Shame. Sun 2/3, 7 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8359 or 773-702-7999.

ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BRIENN PERRY & JACKIE ALLEN under the direction of Tom Tallman. Fri 2/1, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DAVID BENOIT Sat 2/2, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

TODD BOYCE Free concert. Fri 2/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 2/3, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA Free open rehearsal directed by Jeff Lindberg. Fri 1/25, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH BENNY GOLSON See Critic's Choice. Sun 1/27, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

DAVE FLIPPO Free concert. Sun 2/3, 3 PM, choral hall room P-100, Performance Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO QUARTET Free concert. Fri 2/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

JAZZMIN' Free in-store performance. Fri 2/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JEFF LASKY Free in-store performance. Sat 1/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JEFF LASKY TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 2/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700.

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.

LENNY LYNN TRIO Free concert. Tue 1/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

YOKO NOGE & JAZZ ME BLUES Free in-store performance. Fri 1/25, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

WILLIE PICKENS, HAROLYN BLACKWELL & PATRICK BLACKWELL with actress Cheryl Lynn Bruce perform "Crossing Boundaries: Stories and Music From Biracial America." Fri 2/1, 7 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

PROVISO EAST HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND under the direction of Reginald A. Wright, with the Poe Classical School Choir under the direction of Barry Elmore; free admission. Sun 2/3, 2 PM, Sixth-Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th. 312-225-5300.

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.

DON STIERNBERG QUINTET Fri 2/1 and Sat 2/2, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

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.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. 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. 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 1/30, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 1/31, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 2/1, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Peter Roothan, Wayne Jones & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/2, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Jeannie Lambert & Russ Phillips with the Tom Hope Trio. 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 1/25 through Sun 1/27, Charlie Johnson. Mon 1/28 through Wed 1/30, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. Thu 1/31 through Sun 2/3, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

BARTON'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Fri 1/25 and Fri 2/1, 7:30 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 1/30, Airborne. 630-406-0008.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Tue 1/29, Frank Catalano Band. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 2/2, 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 & Joe Vito (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 1/25, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thu 1/31, Typhanie Monique Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. Thu 1/31, Jeb Bishop with Jerome Bryerton & Damon Smith. 773-463-0158.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 1/25, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 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. 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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/1 and Sat 2/2, Eddie Harrison Jump Stars. 847-605-9900.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, bassist John Weber & guitarist Tom Allen. 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wed 1/30, Carol Genetti (see Spot Check) with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Damon Smith. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/1 and Sat 2/2, Spider Saloff. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 1/31, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. 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.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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.

FOUNDRY Upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Thu 1/31, 7:30 PM, Sam Burckhardt Duo. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Fri 2/1, 8 PM, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago will perform to recordings by Johnny Frigo to celebrate the release of Frigo's "Collected Works"; the program also features video footage and poetry. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 1/28, Home Cookin'. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/25, Upbeat Trio. Sat 1/26, Birdwatch with Emili Conway. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Trio. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 2/1, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 2/2, Vincent, Allen & Howell. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/25, 9:30 PM, Family Style. Sun 1/27, 8 PM, Al Green Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mambo Jazz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 1/31, 9 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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 with Dennis Luxion Quintet, Don Tisch Quintet; 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mon 1/28, 9 PM, Michael Arnopol/Neal Alger Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 1/30, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/1, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Ron Perrillo Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/2, 8 PM, Ron Perrillo Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Fri 2/1, 10 PM, 8 Bold Souls. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Sat 2/2, 6 PM, Laksar Reese Trio. 773-486-4093.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 1/27, Damon Smith, Dave Rempis, Alec Ramsdell & Jerome Bryerton. Sun 2/3, Dave Pavkovic Quartet. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 1/25, 10 PM, Conjunto plays Latin jazz. 773-521-0095.

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

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays. Thu 1/31, Sandy Gilson. 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Thu 1/31 through Sun 2/3, Larry Coryell Trio. 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 1/25, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman Quartet. Sat 1/26, 9:30 PM, Scott Burns with George Fludas & John Webber. Wed 1/30, 8 PM, Layni Katz. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet with Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. Fri 2/1, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 2/2, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sun 2/3, noon, Tim Green Trio. 773-348-7592.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 1/29, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

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 2/1, 4:30 PM, Jeanne Becker; 9 PM, Erin McDougald (no cover). Sat 2/2, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 1/25, 9 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. Wed 1/30, 7 PM, Ted Hogarth Trio. 630-446-4001.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 1/30, 9 PM, Ken & Jim Show with Grazyna Auguscik. 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 1/25, Flippomusic Quartet. Sat 1/26, Barclay 3. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Frank Catalano Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker 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, 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: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 1/25, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 1/26, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sun 1/27, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 1/30, 8:30 PM, Keli Briggs Allison Trio. Thu 1/31, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 2/1, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Quartet. Sat 2/2, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/26, Judy Roberts Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Fri 2/1, Frank Portolese Trio. Sat 2/2, Corky McClerkin 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.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 2/1, 10 PM, Taku Sugimoto with Gunter Muller & Kevin Drumm. 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

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

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

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

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 1/31, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio. 847-991-7006.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 1/29, Ryan Shultz. 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 1/25, Players Step Outside. Sat 1/26, Jeff Marx/Zach Brock Quartet with Harrison Bankhead. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 1/31, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. 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

CASOLANDO performs as part of the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 2/1, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

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. Thu 1/31, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

ORQUESTA LATIRA performs at a salsa dance workshop and party. Thu 1/31, 6 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

PURE GOLD South African gospel and traditional Zulu group performs a benefit concert for the fight against AIDS/HIV in South Africa. Sun 1/27, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469. Fri 2/1, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ROBBEN ISLAND SINGERS Songs and stories from South Africa. Sat 2/2, 7 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-665-7400.

international

clubs

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Sun 1/27 and Sun 2/3, 7 PM, Grupo Kaskara, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil. 773-281-4444.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/26, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons with Tina Mangos). Sat 2/2, 10 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

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

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wed 1/30, 8 PM, Casolando. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 2/2, 7 PM, benefit for Amate House with Hector Silveira Orchestra (call 773-745-0002 for more information). 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.

classical

ADAMS DUO AND PLAYERS JOYEUSE with trumpeters Margaret and Channing Philbrick, percussionist Russ Knutson, organist Judith Trosen, alto Kathy Cowan, sopranos Joanna Beu and Gerri Kaye, tenor John Eskola, baritone Nick Hartley, and bagpiper Ernie Halley in a "Concert of Wedding Music" (Handel, Bach, Clarke, Pachelbel, Schubert, traditional, and others). Sun 2/3, 2 PM, St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland. 312-642-2498, ext. 21.

ANNIE ARTINIAN AND ADAM CHLASTAWA in a free duo-piano program (Brahms, Chopin, Haydn). Fri 2/1, 7:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5560.

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.

RACHEL BARTON violin. Sat 2/2, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

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.

ARCHIE CHEN piano, in a free recital (Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin). Sun 1/27, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

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 CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Schoenberg, Thomas, Mozart). Sun 2/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Brahms, Dahl, Benjamin, Khachaturian). Sun 1/27, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/25, 1:30 PM, Sat 1/26, 8 PM, and Tue 1/29, 7:30 PM, Michael Gielen, conductor, with organist David Schrader in an all-French program (Ravel, Dutilleux, Poulenc). Thu 1/31, 8 PM, Fri 2/1, 1:30 PM, and Sat 2/2, 8 PM, Daniele Gatti, conductor, with pianist Gianluca Cascioli (Stravinsky, Beethoven, Brahms). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before performances. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WIND QUINTET Sun 2/3, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 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.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Mozart, Mussorgsky/Ravel). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 1/28, 8 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a public rehearsal. Sat 1/26 and Sat 2/2, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Dvorak, Wagner, Beethoven). Sun 2/3, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

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.

MIRANDA CUCKSON AND RON REGEV violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Veracini, Brahms, Wieniawski). Wed 1/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Alexander Tselyakov (Rachmaninoff, Sibelius). Sun 2/3, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD 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 Stephen Squires, conductor, with cellist Wendy Warner (Wagner, Dvorak, Ginastera, R. Strauss). Fri 2/1, 8:30 PM, Sat 2/2, 8 PM, and Sun 2/3, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 2/2, 8-10 PM, Dave Byron, guitar. 630-922-9821.

LINDA OGDEN HAGEN AND JAMES SCHOPP soprano and tenor, with pianist Barbara Vanderwall in a free recital (Mendelssohn, Mahler, Ives, Rorem, Copland, Monteverdi, Puccini). Sat 2/2, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5300.

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.

CHARLES HAWES, DEBBIE KATZ KNOWLES, JIM BARKOW, AND ANN BETZ perform French music for saxophone quartet in a free concert. Mon 1/28, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

BRENDA HUANG piano, in a free concert (Debussy, Messiaen, Ravel). Fri 2/1, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

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

ALEXIA KRUGER soprano, with pianist Ann Urhausen in a program of operatic arias. Sat 1/26, 7 PM, private residence, 5 N 144 Maple Ct., Saint Charles. 630-513-5347.

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.

LUTHER COLLEGE NORDIC CHOIR (Schutz, Bach, Mendelssohn, Christiansen, and others). Sat 2/2, 7 PM, Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383 or 866-468-3401.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 1/26, Tue 1/29, and Fri 2/1, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Leontina Vaduva and tenor Roberto Aronica (Puccini, La boheme). Sat 2/2, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Gosta Winbergh, soprano Katherine Malfitano, baritone Mark Delavan, and bass Matti Salminen (Wagner, Parsifal). 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.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Bernard Labadie, conductor, with soprano Suzie LeBlanc, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, and bass Peter Van De Graaff (Handel, Bach, Kuhnau, Purcell). Mon 1/28, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Wed 1/30, 8 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 312-551-1414.

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.

WENDY NORRIS, TIM KERWIN, AND MARTHA FAULHABER oboe, French horn, and piano, perform music of Carl Reinecke in a free recital. Sun 1/31, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427 or 773-702-8069.

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.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE with bass-baritone William Warfield (Dvorak, Copland). Fri 2/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Bartok, Bruckner). Sat 2/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

JOY REEDER AND RHAEZL MIRABAO piano and mezzo-soprano, in a free concert. Mon 1/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

STUDENTS OF THE SUZUKI-ORFF SCHOOL FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS Sat 2/2, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-738-2646.

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.

ANDREA AMDAHL TAYLOR AND RICHARD BOLDREY soprano and piano (Handel, Berlioz, Koechlin, Bellini, Verdi, Argento, Sondheim, Bernstein). Sun 2/3, 3 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859.

ALEXANDER TSELYAKOV piano, in a free recital (Chopin, Rachmaninoff). Sat 2/2, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-3427 or 773-702-8069.

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

VERA VOCE VOCAL ENSEMBLE Fri 1/25, 7 PM, private residence, 38 W 447 N. Lakeview Circle, Saint Charles. 630-513-5347.

TOM WIKMAN AND STACY ECKERT piano and mezzo-soprano, in a free concert (Ravel, Debussy, Faure). Wed 1/30, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

BETTY XIANG AND YANG WEI with violinist Yuan-Qing Yu in a program of Chinese composers. See Critic's Choice. Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-443-3600 or 312-443-3680.

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 (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, John McLean (see Critic's Choice); 10:45 PM, Francis Wong, Elliott Kavee & John-Carlos Perea. 312-427-1676.

42ND ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th: Fri 2/1, 8 PM, Brendan Bulger & Jim DeWan, Aaron Moore & Billy Flynn, Roni Stoneman with the Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band, Jesse Lege & Ed Poullard, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys. Sat 2/2, 7:30 PM, Matapat, Bob Herring, Joe Fallon & Jake Krack, Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Aaron Moore & Billy Flynn, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys. Sun 2/3, 6 PM, Slanina Tamburitza Band, Roni Stoneman with the Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band, Matapat, Brendan Bulger & Jim DeWan, Bob Herring, Joe Fallon & Jake Krack. 773-702-7300.

miscellaneous

JIM GILL Free family-oriented concerts. Sat 1/26, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300. Sun 1/27, 2 PM, Community Meeting Room, Evanston Public Library, Church & Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0312.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/27, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Switchback. 773-878-5552.

JELLYEYE DRUM THEATRE Fri 1/25, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 1/27, 4 PM, children's show with Ralph Covert. 847-869-0450.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 1/29, Northwestern University Dance Ensemble. 312-346-3278.

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