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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AMERICAN TRILOGY: ELVIS'S LIFE IN MUSIC with Rick Lenzi, Jerome Marion, and Irv Cass. Sat 2/9, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

OUS BADWAN & ASH BURDEN "Music and Masterpieces" music concert; free admission. Thu 2/14, 2 PM, Martin D'Arcy Museum of Art, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-2679.

BLACK CAT MUSIC Free in-store performance. Sat 2/16, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MARY J. BLIGE, AVANT Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-431-2355 or 312-559-1212.

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

MICHELLE BRANCH, BLEU Sold out. Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JIM BRICKMAN, ALL-4-ONE Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

MARGARET CARLSON WITH FRANK MANTOOTH & FRIENDS Concerts for a Cause benefit concert. Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

AARON CARTER, DREAM STREET Fri 2/8, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 21st annual awards ceremony with performances by Artie "Blues Boy" White, Maestro Harrell, V.1.3., Two for Brazil, Ende'ra, Mr. Spike, Traffix, Shekinah Glory Ministry, AFC Praise Ensemble, Jah Kings, Arvell, J. Ivy, and others. Sat 2/9, 8 PM, Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

CONCRETE BLONDE See Spot Check; sold out. Fri 2/8, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

CREED, TANTRIC Sold out. Wed 2/13, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Sun 2/17, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

ERNEST DAWKINS & LIVE THE SPIRIT JAZZ BAND, FAMILY TREE CREW Free concert and presentation entitled Jazz 'n' Hip-hop: The Continuum of Jazz in Hip-hop Music. Sat 2/9, 2 PM, International Hall, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 773-651-7563.

LARRY O. DEAN WITH CHAD GIFFORD & DEREK WALVOORD Free acoustic performance. Fri 2/15, 7 PM, Crow's Nest Music, 1157 W. Fullerton. 773-935-9196.

DETACHMENT KIT Free in-store performance. Fri 2/15, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

EMPYREAN, SARAPHINE Fri 2/8, 7:30 PM, Theatre J 143, Business and Social Science Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

FLYING LUTTENBACHERS, CHEER-ACCIDENT, MIASIS, DOLOROUS CENTER Fri 2/8, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

RON FRANKLIN Free in-store performance. Sat 2/9, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

ED GRAY & JONATHAN CRAWFORD Free concert. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL & JOHNNY FRIGO with Bob Maureen & Jim Cox. Wed 2/13, 8 PM, 8th floor lounge, the Club at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3585.

ISLEYS with RONALD ISLEY Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS, SHIRELLES, STORMY WEATHER Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LORNA LUFT performs in A Celebration of the Music of Judy Garland: Songs My Mother Taught Me backed by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Hemmens Cultural Center, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

MACHINE HEAD, DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM, 3RD STRIKE All-ages show. Sat 2/16, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LUIS MIGUEL Mon 2/11, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Thu 2/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Sat 2/9, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

90 DAY MEN See Post No Bills; free in-store performance. Fri 2/8, 7 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

PLATTERS, CORNELL GUNTER'S COASTERS, MARVELETTES Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

REGINA RODRIGUEZ, MARY BETH ARMSTRONG No cover. Sun 2/10, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

RUBY GRASS, ECHOSEND, BLUE MARVIN 18 & over show. Sat 2/9, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JAKE SILKER & THE PHANTOM 3 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TRIO WITH JOE MENO perform at a Valentine's Day show hosted by Brian Costello; no cover. Sat 2/9, 7 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

SINISTER LUCK ENSEMBLE accompanies a series of "projector performances" and film loop contortions. Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

STATIC-X, SOULFLY, SOIL, ONE SIDE ZERO Tue 2/12, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

TOWN AND COUNTRY Free in-store performance. Sat 2/16, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

VOICES ON THE VERGE See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Thu 2/14, 5 PM, Crow's Nest Music, 1157 W. Fullerton. 773-935-9196.

BRADLEY YOUNG Free in-store performance. Sun 2/10, 3:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Village Crossing Center, 5405 Touhy, Skokie. 847-329-8460.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/8, 9:30 PM, David Singer & the Sweet Science, Starch Martins, Light FM, Punctured Bicycle. Sat 2/9, 9 PM, U.S. Maple, Cash Audio. Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Blissfield. Sat 2/16, 6:30 PM, Kasim Sulton, Kristen Shout; 10:30 PM, Slobberbone, Drive-by Truckers. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Tue 2/12, 7 PM, Rollin' Hank. 773-348-5100.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Paul Allodi. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 2/8, Shadow Tribe, Peking Turtle, Glitch. Sat 2/9, Boda, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Grant Kay Man. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/12, Harjo, Until Now. Wed 2/13, Blue Logic, Down the Line. Thu 2/14, Second Seed, Urn, Asteril Grey. Fri 2/15, Rudy Ray Moore, Come Ons, Afflictions. Sat 2/16, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Siderunners, Nadine. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/8, Violently Ill, A Month of Somedays, the Explanation. Sat 2/9, Sugarfried Super O's, Blue Sixteen, Pornlab, Disonic. Thu 2/14, Used to Be Women, Harjo, Sweater Girl. Fri 2/15, AKA, So Far, Knockhopper. Sat 2/16, Half Stachon, Dana Okon, Radio Hour. Sun 2/17, Cancer Merchants, Symptomz. 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: Fri 2/8, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin. Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Church Dog, Tim Nagle. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 2/14, 9 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/9, Innerdrive. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/8, Waco Brothers. Sat 2/9, Stick Fight, Joe Irizarry. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Tue 2/12, Terrapin Flyer. Thu 2/14, Frank Catalano Group, Jessica Lurie. Fri 2/15, Lubriphonic. Sat 2/16, Railroad Earth. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/8, Mel, Big Yield. Sat 2/9, Ragweed. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 2/15, Noveto Trio. Sat 2/16, Third Degree. 708-387-0050.

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 2/8, Biofeedback. Fri 2/15, Retro Rockits. 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 2/10, Satoru Iga, Toru Hironaka. Sun 2/17, Chris MacCarthy, Sabrina Chapadjiev. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 2/8, 9 PM, New Invaders. Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0200.

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.

CAJUN KITCHEN 1155 Golf, Rolling Meadows: Tue 2/12, 6, 7:30, and 9 PM, Mojo & the Bayou Gypsies. 847-290-5500.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/8, Blower, Long Division. Sat 2/9, Lone Assassins, Cockfight, Ponies. Fri 2/15, Blue Ribbon Brothers. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/9, Riptones. Sundays, Bosco & Jorge. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Sat 2/9, 10 PM, See Through Human. 708-499-4140.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music after 10 PM. Tue 2/12, open mike for poets and musicians with Maria Hines (sign-up at 9:30 PM). 773-743-5650.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle Ave., Forest Park: Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

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 (2/14 with Lucy Pabst, J. Chip Howell). 773-907-3500.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/8, Pat McCurdy. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 2/15, Jimmy Dillon, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Sat 2/16, Tasty Burger. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/8, Agent 86, Cooksie. Sat 2/9, Soulfix, Seventh Heaven. Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 2/16, Remedy, Fraud. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/8, Rubber. Sat 2/9, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 2/15, Underwater People. Sat 2/16, Core. 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, "There Goes My Heart" with vocal music from the swing era; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 2/9, 8 and 10:30 PM, Daryl Nitz. Sundays, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Cole Porter). Mon 2/11, 8 PM, Lisa Roth. Wed 2/13, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh. Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Patty Morabito. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz; 10:30 PM, Famous Brothers. 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 2/10, DJ Lexi. Mon 2/11, DJ Greg spins punk rock. Tue 2/12, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 2/13, DJs Jayson & Keith spin country music. Thu 2/14, DJ John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/8, 10 PM, Flathead Fillups, Swidden, Elvi. Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Million Yen, Brain Rakes, Beanpole, Kings & Planets. Tue 2/12, 9 PM, Leroy Fix, Stuntcat, Banana Sac. Wed 2/13, 9 PM, Sleeping at Last, Longwave, Unibrow. Thu 2/14, 9 PM, Fu Manchu (see Spot Check), Injected, Headstrong. Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Brad Peterson Band, Stone. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Vax Wallo, Detholz, Synge, Morris Minors. Sun 2/17, 9 PM, Casolando, Lovehammers, DJ Mike Park. 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 2/8, Mr. Myers. Sat 2/9, Mistaken Identity. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/15, Generations. Sat 2/16, Insomnia. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Sammy Ray & Texas Flood. Sat 2/16, Don't Ask. 708-788-4065.

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 2/8, Sofa King, Lake Shore Drive, Paul Allodi. Sat 2/9, Pimps, Emitter. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thu 2/14, Catfight. Sat 2/16, American English (Beatles tribute band). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/8, Rain Gods, Dimebox, Voodoo Kings. Sat 2/9, Big Backyard, Anne Harris, Jason Tillery. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 2/12, Lunar Breakdown, Courageous Rue, Opal Candy. Wed 2/13, Winter, Stigma Doll. Thu 2/14, MVP, Solotribe, Leah Galyean. Fri 2/15, Last of the Showmen, Joe Armstrong, Crosley. Sat 2/16, Drunken Monkeys, Lunch, Rockaway Cobra, Dimes. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/8, the Blast. Sat 2/9, White Noise. Fri 2/15, Mr. Hand. Sat 2/16, Under Cover. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/8, benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center with Tortoise, Bosco & Jorge, DJ John Corbett. Sat 2/9, 9:30 PM, 90 Day Men (see Post No Bills ), Sean Na Na, Mansion. Sun 2/10, 7 PM, Moth, Full Nine. Mon 2/11, 9:30 PM, Echosend, Slipstream, Big Electric. Wed 2/13, 9:30 PM, Teen Wolf, Pink Muffin, Dan D., Secret Alex, DJ Trashcan, and Pearl Necklace perform at a screening of films by Bruce LaBruce. Thu 2/14, 9:30 PM, Crooked County, Peggy Honeywell, Utah Carol. Fri 2/15, Detachment Kit, We Ragazzi, Italo. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Chicago Kings. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 2/16, Guilty. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 2/8, Tom Van Dorn. Fri 2/15, Amy Luetgert. 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: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. 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 2/8, 6 PM, Lick Golden Sky, Myopia, Amongst the Swarm, Don't Worry About It, Mascots. Sat 2/9, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms (see Spot Check), Honor System, Arrivals, the Ghost. Sun 2/10, 6 PM, Brandston, Liars Academy, Story So Far, Motion City Soundtrack. Tue 2/12, 7 PM, "Movieside 7" screening of movies and videos with music by Light FM, Earwig Spectre & Keen (performing "Blondes in Despair: A Drag Musical Homage to David Lynch"), Steve Buscemi's Teeth, Bloody Tusk, Look Ahead, English Softhearts, Duchess, Ben Miller/Degeneration, Jane Ripley, Ripley Caine, Kuntmaster, Eli Emily, Teri Dani Vrakis, and Dwain Story & Chloris Noelke. Wed 2/13, 8 PM, New Constitution, Everybody Uh-oh, Blackouts. Thu 2/14, 6 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Planet Smashers, DJ Chuck Wren; 10 PM, Chicago Sound, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Juzt Nutz. Fri 2/15, 6 PM, Six of One Half Summers, Written in the Sand, Off Yourself, Tom Sawyer. Sat 2/16, 6 PM, Black Cat Music, Muchacha, Fourth RotOr; 10 PM, Bitch & Animal, Three Dollar Bill, Kim. Sun 2/17, 6 PM, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Troubled Hubble, Amazing Kilowatts, Bicycle Day. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/8, 10 PM, Sonny Landreth, Bluerunners. Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Sonny Landreth, Steepwater Band. Mon 2/11, 7:30 PM, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. Wed 2/13, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Christina Grace, Paul Morgan, Tom Slater & Kirsten Gustafson. Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Kelly Hogan. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Maura O'Connell, Greg Trooper. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/8, 9:30 PM, Professor John Band. Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Kokapelli. Tue 2/12, 8:30 PM, Heavy Hitters. 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 2/8, Kimi Hayes Band, Grin. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/8, Brother Noompsi, Los Mineros. Sat 2/9, Los Feos. Fri 2/15, Better Boyfriends. Sat 2/16, No, American Heritage, Crusters. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 2/8, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jared Saunders. Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 2/11, 8 PM, benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Season of Concern with Beckie Menzie. Tue 2/12, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ruby & Vicky Boofont with Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 2/14, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Nan Mason & Terry Higgins. Fri 2/15, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Nan Mason & Russ Long. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Jen Porter. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 2/8, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 2/10, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 2/12, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 2/14, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 2/17, 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. Wed 2/13, 9:30 PM, Stephanie Rearick (see Spot Check). 773-871-4210.

GLENVIEW HOUSE 1843 Glenview, Glenview: Thu 2/14, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-724-7999.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thu 2/14, 9 PM, open mike with Ethan Sellers Band. 312-915-0071.

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 2/8, Missile, New Love Designer. Sat 2/9, Fazer, Roscoe Plush. Thu 2/14, Mabel Mabel, Purrbox, Michael Cummins. Fri 2/15, Genavieve, Dayna Mallow, E-Mics. Sat 2/16, Zero to Nine, Kevin Lee, Buzzards. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 2/8, 10 PM, 2 Strung Out. Thu 2/14, 9:30 PM, Deja Vu. Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Gel. Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, High Infidelity. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Michael Kelsey. Tue 2/12, 7 PM, DJ Tom Jackson (no cover). 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/8, 9:30 PM, Ron Franklin, Jeffrey Evans, Autumn Grieves. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 2/14, 9 PM, DJ Rudy Day. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Town and Country, Brokeback. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Thu 2/14, Freshwater Collins. 773-348-0009.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Calypso Rose, Karl Watson, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 2/9, 9 PM, and Sun 2/10, 8 PM, Jellyeye Drum Theater, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Shu Shubat. Tue 2/12, 8 PM, Eye Plus One, DJs Macumba & Madrid, Gingarte Capoiera & others. 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 2/13, Dave Andersen. Thu 2/14, Steve Roth & Nikki Alvarez. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 2/13, Michael Rodio. 847-674-5490.

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 2/8, 7 PM, Sevendust, Gravity Kills, Flaw (sold out). Sat 2/9, 8:30 PM, Lovehammers, Red Wanting Blue, Wish, Dan Darrah (sold out). Sun 2/10, Pat Green, Shooter. Tue 2/12 and Wed 2/13, 7:30 PM, Craig David (see Spot Check), Tweet (sold out). Fri 2/15, Vonda Shepard, Gayle Ritt. Sat 2/16, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Shannon McNally. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 2/9, 8:30 PM, Sara Lemen. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 2/10, Only Yabba. Wed 2/13, Najee, Terisa Griffin. Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Isaac Hayes. Sun 2/17, Kwame & Wan Afrika. 312-266-2400.

JD MUGGS 437 S. Addison Rd., Addison: Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, New Invaders. 630-833-2570.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/8, Maggie Speaks, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 2/9, Victor Wooten. Tue 2/12, Freelance Pallbearers. Thu 2/14, Mike & Joe. Fri 2/15, Danger Kitty. Sat 2/16, Jaded, Weed Street Band, Helen's Promise. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/8, Something for Joey, Hoochie Suit. Sat 2/9, Then Again, Radio Flyer, Oval Opus. Thu 2/14, King Konga, Pause for Effect. Fri 2/15, Heroes, Robb Roy. Sat 2/16, Underwater People, Javier Mendoza Band. 773-975-0505.

LES & LENA'S 17704 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 2/9, 9 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, benefit for Peace Fest with Genral Patton & His Privates and others. 708-633-1144.

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.

LITTLE ITALIAN PIZZA & PUB 1175 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/9, Mulligan Stu, Backdowns, Argyles. 847-459-4900.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Kubzavod, Cookie Conspiracy, Multivitamins. Tue 2/12, 8:30 PM, Pousto, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wed 2/13, 9 PM, Naomi Ashley, Serilian. Thu 2/14, 9 PM, Jeff Freling, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Radio Flyer, Wax Buddha. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Frank Orrall with Susan Voelz, Rick Gehrenbeck, Alison Chesley, Paul Mertens & Leddie Garcia. Wed 2/13, 9 PM, Kasey Chambers, Matthew Ryan (sold out). Thu 2/14, 9 PM, Schfvilkus, Pudder Project. Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, Dr. Didg, Living Daylights, 1000 Vertical Feet. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/9, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 2/16, Gel. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Thu 2/14, Blind Roosevelts. Fri 2/15, Recliners. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/8, 6:30 PM, Xseed, Logic 34, Blackout, Loophole. Sat 2/9, 9 PM, Lucius Warbaby, 13 Flowers, Meqqa, Escape From Earth. Sun 2/10, 6:30 PM, Hustler, Drapes, Hushdrops, Absinthe Blind. Thu 2/14, 10 PM, Brett Haynes, Dave Brock. Fri 2/15, 6:30 PM, Amazing Transparent Man, Showoff, Red Hot Valentines, August Premier. Sat 2/16, 5:30 PM, Anti-flag, Against All Authority, Thrice, Virus 9, Pipe Down. Sun 2/17, 6:30 PM, Dovetail Joint, Exo, Pound, Blackpanels. 773-549-0203.

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

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, and Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Donny Greco & Gary Filip. 312-226-5989.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/8, Analog Radio, Milk at Midnight, the Idea. Sat 2/9, M's, Chaley Chalet, White Outs with Daria Klotz. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 2/14, Napalm Cowboys, Lopers. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/8, Feed the Machine. Sat 2/9, Heavy Petting, Mormon Anti-matter Choir, Rhineland Bastards. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, Nervous Center Festival of Electronic Music with members of the Annex Group, including Delray, Marian Aanerud, Jimmy Binder, Michael Malacina, Tory Norquist, Jim Phelps, Mel Reyes, Mike Taylor, Joshua Walker, Wang Jing, and Gina Wilson. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 2/8, 10 PM, Mabel Mabel, Peter Andreadis, Old Dog & friends. Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Frisbie, Dorian Taj. Mondays, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Thu 2/14, 9 PM, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Mark Sheehy & Eddie Torres. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/8, 10 PM, National Drag, Insta, Troy. Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Tony Dale's Funk Hammer. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 2/13, 8 PM, 1000 Rubs, Knife of Simpson, Things That Move, Deathboy. Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Garbo Swag, Molly, Automatic Shoes, Libido Grande. 773-489-0011.

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 2/8, Naked Oil, Twister. Sat 2/9, Jagz. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 2/13, Spindrift, Starlister. Thu 2/14, DJ Gold "D." Fri 2/15, Violet Time. Sat 2/16, Red Wigglers. 773-486-9862.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/9, Tenderflake. Sat 2/16, Jon Gram. 847-622-8888.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/8, Bride of No No, Plastic Crimewave, X27, Lovely Little Girls (in the back room); Velcro Lewis dance party with the Wet 'n' Wild Team, Chi-B, Misty Martinez, Elefante Gigante (in the front room). Sat 2/9, Pillowmints, Rollo Tomasi, Rules of Attraction, Nobs. Wed 2/13, Cheer-Accident. Thu 2/14, Janus. Fri 2/15, Bondo, Plan 9, Ruth Buzzy. Sat 2/16, Goldstars, Pearly Sweet & the Platonics, Audio Explorations, Buddy Revelles. 773-248-3093.

PS PUB 771 W. Dundee, Wheeling: Sat 2/9, 9 PM, emcee battle and open mike with Straight Jacket Society with Deep, Partymaster Cannon Can-2 & others. 847-563-3001, ext. 9391.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Sat 2/16, 10 PM, English Channel (Beatles tribute band). 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/9, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Tue 2/12, Shady Grove. Wed 2/13, Conscious Pool. Thu 2/14, Casolando. Sat 2/16, DJ Evan, DJ JRB. 773-342-4738.

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: Fri 2/8, 8:30 PM, "the Edge" comedy showcase with music by D-Funct, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 9:30 PM. Mondays, open mike. 312-733-6577.

SAMY'S BAR & GRILL 3151 Voyager, Joliet: Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, "the Edge" comedy showcase with music by Wingnuts. 815-439-9330.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/8, 10:30 PM, Oh My God, Stuart Davis. Sat 2/9, 7 PM, Anne Heaton; 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Utah Carol, Delta 88. Sun 2/10, 8 PM, Oskar Saville, Jaime Babbit. Mon 2/11, 7 PM, Scotty Moore & Lee Rocker (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Read Letter. Tue 2/12, 8 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Wed 2/13, 7 and 10 PM, Voices on the Verge (see Critic's Choice), Andy Stochansky. Thu 2/14, 9 PM, Alvin Youngblood Hart & the New World Vipers, Gary Stier. Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Divine Comedy, Joe Cassidy (sold out). Sat 2/16, 10:30 PM, Stickfigure, Green. Sun 2/17, 8 PM, Bill Quateman, Danny Fajerstein. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/8, Only Sons. Sat 2/9, Strange Days. Sat 2/16, Within Reason. 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Zbigniew Karkowski (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

60 WEST, AMERICAN GRILL 950 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/8, Salt & Silver. Fri 2/15, Nanuco. 847-549-6111.

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. Tue 2/12, Ang 13, Verve & Pamela Queeze. Fri 2/15, 9 PM, benefit for Video Machete with Art Jones, Teleseen, KJ Mohr, and DJ Reyna. Sat 2/16, Knee Deep Shag, All Fours. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/9, Centerline. Sat 2/16, Cad. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wed 2/13, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sun 2/17, 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 Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 2/8, Aven, Sue Demel, Pablo. Sat 2/9, Dark Green Bottles, Steve Dostal. Sun 2/10, Christine Kane, Plain Jane. Mondays, open mike hosted by Kevin Spiegel & Larry Silverman. Tue 2/12, open mike. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 2/14, Terry Farmer. Fri 2/15, Ruben Waters Loves You, Katie Todd. Sat 2/16, Chris Gilmartin, JT & the Clouds. Sun 2/17, Melissa Rose, Dawn O'Keefe Williams, Jim Loftus. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/8, American Motherload, Deer Hunter, Life Without. Sat 2/9, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Fri 2/15, Phenoms, Acocalypstick. Sat 2/16, Headspin, Ditch Farulla. 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 2/8, High in the Lower 80's. Sat 2/9, Kato the Houseboy. Fri 2/15, Chaser. Sat 2/16, Exceptions. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/9, Van Go, Magnaphonic. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/8, Flex Crew. Sat 2/9, tribute to Bob Marley with Zeleke, Indika, Ras Kelly & Doggie. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 2/13, Frankie Paul, RSB. Thu 2/14, Rico. Fri 2/15, Zapology. Sat 2/16, Ismael Isaac, Aswah Gregorri. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/9, Rico. Sundays, Outlaw Family Band. Tue 2/12, 56 Hope Road. Wednesdays, Dan Darrah Band. Thu 2/14, Family Style, Dragonfly. Fri 2/15, Doug Hoekstra & friends, Greg Trooper. Sat 2/16, Mabel Mabel, Bill Quateman. 773-929-1300.

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

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

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

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

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

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays and 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin 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 2/8, Joe Ramirez, Steve Melvage. Sat 2/9, DJ Derrick Wize, 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 2/13, Pieter K, Kid Entropy, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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, DJ Pharris. 312-266-1234.

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

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: Sat 2/16, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs spin hip-hop and house. 312-226-4500.

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 (Fri 2/15, DJs Tony T. & Red Lox spin Euro, Indian, and "world dance beats.") 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, Danny the Wildchild, Evol & Lauren Flax spin drum 'n' bass. 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. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 2/11, 10 PM, DJ Form. 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 Jay Funk, Env, Maurice Halsted, Miracle, Stix & Predator. Sat 2/9, DJs Twilite Tone, Vince Adams & Vaughn Woods. Sundays, DJs Word & Mustafa Rocks spin hip-hop. Thursdays, 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. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. 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: Sun 2/17, 9 PM, Eltro, Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross, Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-1 AM Wednesdays. Thursdays, DJ Cache 22 & DJ Real 1. 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. Mondays, DJs Dion & Jisz spin rock and soul. 773-252-4090.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. 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. Thu 2/14, Xaviera Gold, Matt Warren, Mario Smokin' Diaz & others. 312-527-5600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 2/12, 8 PM, Eye Plus One, DJs Macumba & Madrid, Gingarte Capoiera & others. 312-362-9707.

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.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Frique & AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Ben. Thursdays, DJ Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

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 bebop, 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.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Jesse de la Pena & A+ spin house, soul, Latin, and hip-hop. 312-928-2000.

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: Saturdays, 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. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, DJ Sole, Jesse de la Pena, Shon Dervis, DJ Form & others. 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 Johnny Rumba spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 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. Thu 2/14, Alton Miller, DJs Mood & Oscar McMillan. 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, DJs Terry Mullan, Ron Carroll, Mazi & Rick Garcia spin deep house. 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. Fri 2/8, DJs Steve Bug, Josh Werner, Karl Meier & Mani Miglani. Sat 2/9, Misstress Barbara, John Curley. Tue 2/12, DJ Apocalypse, DJ Psycho Bitch. Fri 2/15, DJs Lego, Jesse de la Pena & Cedric. 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 2/14, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with DJ Elite Force (of Lunatic Calm), Justin Hand. 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.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ JR. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJs FLX & Julius the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Timbuk 2. Wednesdays, DJ Shon Dervis spins Afro-beat, R&B, disco, roots, dancehall, hip-hop, and Latin. Thursdays, DJ Fathom spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 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. 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 2/8, DJ Colette, Frank Q. Sat 2/9, DJ Heather, DJ Rebecca. Sun 2/10, Too Hot to Handle, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret, Lieutenant Commander DJ Beaver. Mondays, 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 2/15, Jeff Craven, Darrell Woodson. Sat 2/16, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Synergy. 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 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJ Earl Pleasure spins trance and house. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins hip-hop & house. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins metal. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop, trance, house, and progressive. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris & Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house. 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 2/10, Ambivert, DJ Kumar, Jeff Seelbach. 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, DJ J.B. spins reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb spin hip-hop. 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 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 2/8, Deep Dish DJ Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia, John Curley, Justin Long & Sativa. Thursdays, DJs Vince Adams & D-Double spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

AVEN, ADAM EZRA Sat 2/9, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

TERRY BREEN Free concert. Fri 2/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BRIC-A-BRAC Free concert. Fri 2/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RITA COOLIDGE, SONS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN Sat 2/9, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN with Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent, Norman & Nancy Blake, Chris Thomas King, Bob Neuwirth, Peasall Sisters, Whites, Nashville Bluegrass Band. See Critic's Choice; sold out. Fri 2/8, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

MARK DVORAK Free concert. Fri 2/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOE HICKERSON, LIA McCOO Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn. 773-363-6007.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

JAMES KING BLUEGRASS BAND, CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Sun 2/10, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

JOEL MABUS, DEBBIE FIRAK Sun 2/17, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

JIM POST performs Mark Twain's Adventures out West. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 773-779-7059.

CLAUDIA SCHMIDT, ERIC LUGOSCH Sat 2/9, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

BILL STAINES Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

THURSDAY'S CHILD, NANCY CAIRNS, HOME BREW, ART LANG & CATHY CIOLAC, HOWARD SILVER, JIM SIMONIS, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

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 2/13, 8 PM, Daghda. Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Adam Ezra. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Switchback. 312-226-6666.

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 2/9, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. Wed 2/13, Jim Cole & Brian Wilke. 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 2/8, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sun 2/10, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Larkin Brothers. 708-687-9323.

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 2/17, 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 2/8, David Dunne & Blackwater. Sat 2/9, Switchback. Fri 2/15, Silver Arms. Sat 2/16, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 2/16, 7 PM, Susan Werner, Don Conoscenti. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/9, Sag Valley Boys. Sat 2/16, Friedlander & Hall. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 2/13, songwriter showcase with 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 2/8, 7:30 PM, Flaming Red. 773-486-4093.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/11, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Tim O'Brien & the Crossing, Nora O'Connor. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/8, Switchback. Fri 2/15, Morgan. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/8, Killer Stevens. Sat 2/16, O'Briens. 630-513-6300.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Wed 2/13, 8 PM, Billy J. Ivers's Montrose Saloon Bluegrass Jam. 773-463-7663.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 2/10, 8 PM, Salthill Mines. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). Sun 2/17, 8 PM, Gan Bua. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 2/8, 8 PM, Adam Stokes. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Minna Bromberg. 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 2/8, Napper Tandy. Sat 2/9, Donnybrook. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). Fri 2/15, Anish. Sat 2/16, Napper Tandy. 847-577-7733.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/8, 7:30 PM, Darden Smith. Sat 2/9, 7 PM, Anne Heaton; 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Utah Carol, Delta 88. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Steve Forbert. 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 2/8, Seventy-two Others. Fri 2/15, Michael Kent Smith. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHICAGO MUSIC ASSOCIATION WITH REV. DR. CHARLES WALKER performs music by black composers; free admission. Sun 2/17, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

CHORDS OF GOLD Benefit concert directed by Walter & Pamela Stallings. Sun 2/17, 3:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 773-779-3355.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 2/16, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

ROY HYTOWER, AUDREY QUEEN ROY, RICK STONE perform in the musical tribute Muddy Waters (The Hoochie Coochie Man). Sun 2/10, 3 PM, Fri 2/15, 8 PM, and Sat 2/16 and Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451.

FERNANDO JONES & MY BAND, MYSTIC WARRIORS, DANIEL McNEIL & ERIC EVANS, SANDRA LECONTE & OTHERS perform at a Black History Month celebration; free admission. Sun 2/10, 5:30 PM, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes, Evanston. 847-448-8260.

FERNANDO JONES performs I Was There When the Blues Was Red Hot; free admission. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

BILLY KING Free in-store performances. Fri 2/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 2/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LIRA SINGERS, NGOMA Free concert of Polish-American and African-American music. Sun 2/10, 4 PM, St. Lambert Church, 8148 N. Karlov, Skokie. 773-508-4070 or 847-673-5090.

MAHALIA Tribute to Mahalia Jackson. Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

DOROTHY ROBERSON Wed 2/13, 12:15 PM, Chicago Room, Illini Union, University of Illinois at Chicago, 828 S. Wolcott. 312-413-5070.

TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY GOSPEL CHOIR Sat 2/16, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

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 2/8, Sat 2/9, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/12, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/12, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Allen Batts 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 2/8 and Wed 2/13, Pistol Pete. Sat 2/9, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Ernie Peniston. Sun 2/10, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 2/11, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/12, Biscuit & the Mix. Thu 2/14, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Fri 2/15, Joanna Connor. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 2/10 and Sun 2/17, noon, Eric Noden. Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Professor John Band. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Mon 2/11, benefit for Out of the Darkness with Professor John Band. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/8, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds (no cover); 9:30 PM, Eddie Shaw, Eddie King. Sat 2/9, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Sista Monica, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Sun 2/10, John Primer. Mon 2/11, jam hosted by King Corey. Tue 2/12, Brother John. Wed 2/13, Chicago Blue Angels. Thu 2/14, Zora Young. Fri 2/15, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents, Jimmy Burns. Sat 2/16, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Alberta Adams. Sun 2/17, Joanna Connor. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Billy Flynn & the Flynntones with Oakland Red. 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 2/8 and Sat 2/9, 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 2/8, Eddie C. Campbell. Sat 2/9, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Fri 2/15, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 2/16, Matthew Skoller Band. 630-513-0074.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar. 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 2/8 and Sat 2/9, Vance Kelly. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Nick Moss. 847-605-9900.

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

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/8, Detroit Danny. Sat 2/9, Southsiders. 708-788-4065.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks. 847-358-9150.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/8, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 2/16, Howard & the White Boys. 847-593-2200.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 2/12, 6:30 PM, John Mooney & Bluesiana, New-Trad Octet (see Critic's Choice), Roy Rubenstein's Chicago Hot Six. Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Liz Mandville Gresson. 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 2/9, Tenry Johns 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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/8, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 2/9, 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 2/9, 9:30 PM, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Tue 2/12, 8:30 PM, Pauline York Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. 708-484-3610.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Fri 2/8, Sat 2/9, and Tue 2/12, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-477-7818.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tue 2/12, 9:30 PM, Tom Ray, Eric Noden (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 2/8, Eddie Burks. Sat 2/9, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 2/12, No Mercy Band. Wed 2/13, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/8, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 2/9, Sam Savage. Mon 2/11, Dave Specter. Tue 2/12, Eddie King. Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Isaac Hayes. Fri 2/15, BTL & New Birth, Billy Branch. Sat 2/16, Vance Kelly. 312-266-2400.

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 2/8 and Sat 2/9, Sandra Hall, 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. Thu 2/14, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Kenny Neal. 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.

LUCIA'S 504 Dixie Hwy., Chicago Heights: Saturdays, 9 PM, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar. 708-756-2327.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/9, Hurricane Blue. 630-513-6300.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 2/14, 8:30 PM, Tenry Johns Band. 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 2/9, Dave Specter. Sat 2/16, Rhythm City. 773-252-1155.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Wed 2/13, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-328-0399.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 2/12, 8:30 PM, Dave Specter Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/9, Mississippi Heat. Sat 2/16, Carl Davis 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 2/8, Pete Special Band. Sat 2/9, Eric George Band. Fri 2/15, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 2/16, Harmonica Shah. 815-477-0340.

PUSH RODS 15600 S. Dixie Hwy.: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 1 AM, Killer Ray, 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 2/16, Geneva Red & the Roadsters. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9, Eddy Clearwater (Sat 2/9 with Son Seals). Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 2/13, Sharon Lewis. Thu 2/14, Eddy Clearwater. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Michael Coleman. 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 at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9, tribute to Junior Wells with Billy Boy Arnold. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 2/15, Lurrie Bell. Sat 2/16, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SAMMY K'S 335 N. McLean, South Elgin: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-695-6666.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 2/14, 3:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-441-9334.

WIRED FOR SOUND 244 W. 26th: Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, Bobby Holliday. 312-842-1260.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/8, Son Seals, Steepwater Band. 773-929-1300.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free concert. Tue 2/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JACKIE ALLEN TRIO Sun 2/17, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK, PAULINHO GARCIA, GINGI LAHERA & BRADLEY WILLIAMS Tribute to Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim; free admission. Mon 2/11, 7 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PATRICIA BARBER Sat 2/16, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

NORMAN BROWN, WARREN HILL Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

OSCAR BROWN JR. & MAGGIE BROWN Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM and Midnight, Tre's Restaurant, 1528 E. 63rd. 773-794-4408.

JOHN BURNETT ORCHESTRA WITH FRIEDA LEE performs at WDCB's 3rd annual winter gala and benefit; pianist Bruce Oscar also performs. Fri 2/8, 7 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 630-942-4200.

MARGARET CARLSON WITH FRANK MANTOOTH & FRIENDS Concerts for a Cause benefit concert. Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs The Music of Duke Ellington: Sacred & Secular. Wed 2/13, 7 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. 312-344-6180.

CARLO ACTIS DATO performs solo and with Fred Lonberg-Holm and Glenn Kotche; see Critic's Choice; free admission. Sat 2/9, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ORBERT DAVIS QUINTET WITH ED PETERSON Fri 2/8, 8 PM, auditorium, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights. 708-709-3500.

ORBERT DAVIS SEXTET Sun 2/10, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-575-8000.

ERNEST DAWKINS & LIVE THE SPIRIT JAZZ BAND, FAMILY TREE CREW Free concert and presentation entitled Jazz 'n' Hip-hop: The Continuum of Jazz in Hip-hop Music. Sat 2/9, 2 PM, International Hall, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 773-651-7563.

EQUINOX 5 Free in-store performance. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

FISH TRIAD performs at an opening reception for a photography show presented by Anatomically Correct. Fri 2/8, 5:30-7:30 PM, 2nd floor gallery, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-514-1802.

YVES FRANCOIS & HIS DELEGATES OF RHYTHM Free in-store performance. Sun 2/10, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

GENERATIONS BIG BAND under the direction of Johnnie Cravens. Fri 2/15, 8 PM (with ballroom dance instruction

at 7 PM), South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

DONALD HARRISON & THE GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME Fri 2/8, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL & JOHNNY FRIGO with Bob Maureen & Jim Cox. Wed 2/13, 8 PM, 8th floor lounge, the Club at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3585.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free concert. Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO, JOHN McLEAN Sat 2/16, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MOTHRA Free concert. Mon 2/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ NIGHT III under the direction of Don Owens and Daniel Farris, and coordinated by Joel Spencer. Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

AARON PARKS TRIO Sat 2/9, 8 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6622.

WILLIE PICKENS Free in-store performance and book discussion with author Bob Doerschuk. Sat 2/9, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

JOAN REYNOLDS with Tom Bartlett, Wayne Jones, Chris Strind, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, and Leah Bezin. Sun 2/10, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

MARCUS ROBERTS WITH ROLAND GUERIN & JASON MARSALIS Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JAMES SANDERS QUARTET Free concert. Fri 2/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUENOS Free concert. Sun 2/10, 3 PM, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-0216.

MALACHI THOMPSON & AFRICA BRASS, HARRY HUNT & THE MARSHAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 2/8, 7 PM, Inner Circle, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

JON WEBER Tribute to Fats Waller. Sun 2/10, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

PHIL WOODS QUINTET Sat 2/9, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

DAVID YOUNG & FRIENDS Free in-store performance and lecture by author Dempsey Travis. Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Thursdays, 7 PM, Steve Zuterek Trio. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/8, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/9, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 2/13, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 2/14, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 2/15, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/16, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet with Jackie Allen. 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 2/8 through Sun 2/10, Charlie Johnson. Mon 2/11 through Sun 2/17, Carmen Stokes. 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 2/8 and Fri 2/15, 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 ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Thu 2/14, 7 and 9 PM, Ann Hampton Callaway. 312-944-2200.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Sat 2/16, 8:30 PM, Bradley Williams Quartet with Gingi Lahera. 630-574-2155.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 2/16, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/8, Chris Foreman Trio. Thu 2/14, Tunia & Jazz Solution. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/8, 9 PM, Tony Smith. Sat 2/9, 9 PM, Segue. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thu 2/14, 7:30 PM, Chamber Trio. Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Bob Centano Group. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. 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. Tue 2/12, Josh Abrams, Ron Dewar, Jeff Parker & Chad Taylor. Wed 2/13, Jeff Parker & Chad Taylor. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9, Spider Saloff. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Elaine Dame. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 2/14, Trio Du Jour. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 2/9, Trio du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 2/9, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Sat 2/16, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-435-5288.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 2/9, Lehman-Boss Guitar Duo. Sat 2/16, Dave Kaleba Quartet. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/10, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Tue 2/12, 6:30 PM, John Mooney & Bluesiana, New-Trad Octet (see Critic's Choice), Roy Rubenstein's Chicago Hot Six. Sun 2/17, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 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 2/14, 7:30 PM, Ted Hogarth Duo. 630-978-2088.

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 2/11, Baked Beans. 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. Sat 2/9, Tunia & Jazz Solution. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Trio. Thu 2/14, Gateway All-Stars with Temple Schultz, Mike Finnerty, Vijay Tellis Nayak & Mike Cascio. Fri 2/15, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 2/16, Birdwatch with Emilie Conway. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Jim Clark's Jazz People. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/8, 9:30 PM, Lake Effect. Sun 2/10, 8 PM, Dave Turner & Claudia Stefanski. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mambo Jazz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 2/14, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/8, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/9, 8 PM, New-Trad Octet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/10, 11 PM, Lewis Brothers. Mon 2/11, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 2/13, 9 PM, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/15, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts Band; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts Band; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon 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.

HEAT 1507 N. Sedgwick: Thu 2/14, 7 PM, guitarist Peter Lerner. 312-397-9818.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/8, 9 PM, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Dee Alexander. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/10, Frank Rosaly with Alec Ramsdell, Mike Reed & Brian Dibblee. 773-935-2118.

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: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 2/8 through Sun 2/10, Lynne Arriale Trio (see Critic's Choice). Thu 2/14 through Sun 2/17, Scott Hall & Hallway Records Concert Artists with Columbia College Jazz Quintet (on Thu 2/14), Nick Bisesi Quartet (on Fri 2/15), Mark Colby, Diane Delin, Ensemble 9 & others. 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. Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 2/8, 9:30 PM, Michael Raynor Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet with Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Organ Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-489-3490.

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, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 2/8, 4:30 PM, Marshall Vente; 9 PM, Elaine Dame (no cover). Sat 2/9, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Mon 2/11, 4:30 PM, Jeannie Tanner. Tue 2/12, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame. Wed 2/13, 4:30 PM, Erin McDougald. Thu 2/14, 4:30 PM, Marshall Vente; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Fri 2/15, 4:30 PM, Marshall Vente; 9 PM, Spider Saloff (no cover). Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Marshall Vente. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 2/8, 9 PM, Tim Aubuchon Trio. Sat 2/9, 9 PM, Atomic Martinis. Wed 2/13, 7 PM, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Bob Baglione's Tsunami Ensemble. Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, EM Groove. 630-446-4001.

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 3205 N. Leavitt: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-882-8897.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ken & Jim Show. 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 Salgado Booker & Andres Castillo perform Latin jazz. 773-545-7022.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/8, Rankinfyle. Sat 2/9, George McRae Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thu 2/14, Erie Street. Fri 2/15, George Freeman Organ Trio. Sat 2/16, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six. 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/10, Don Tisch Quintet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 2/17, Bucktown Players. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 2/8, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Jeff Newell Quartet. Sat 2/9, 9 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Sun 2/10, 5 PM, Donny Nichilo Duo; 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mon 2/11, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 2/13, 8:30 PM, Peter Lerner Trio. Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Nicole Kestler Quartet. Fri 2/15, 6 PM, Dave Flippo; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sun 2/17, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/8, Dave Hildebrand Trio. Sat 2/9, Henry Johnson Organ Quartet. Tue 2/12, Donny Nichilo Duo. Wed 2/13, Typhanie Monique Trio. Thu 2/14, Lisa Lauren Quintet. Fri 2/15, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 2/16, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM. Thu 2/14, Ken Cooper Quartet. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/8, Taku Akiyama Quintet. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 2/15, Diatribe. 773-342-4738.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Sun 2/10, Emilie Conway Trio. 773-465-1483.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, Peter Lerner Quartet. 312-467-1600.

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

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 2/17, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tue 2/12, 9:30 PM, Yves Francois & Co. 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 2/9, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot & Steven Hashimoto. 630-264-0634.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fri 2/8 and Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio (no cover). 847-991-7006.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 2/11, Jazz Avengers. 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 2/8, Damon Short Quartet. Sat 2/9, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 2/14, Damian Espinosa, Paul Steinbeck & Scott Gallagan. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Malachi Thompson. 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.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 2/14, In the Tradition Jazz Ensemble with Marco Garcia, Stephanie Crawford, and Jimi Cicenia. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

DOIS NO CHORO Sat 2/9, 1 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Sat 2/9, 3 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sun 2/10, 4 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-442-4636. Sat 2/16, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

HAKIM, SIMON SHAHEEN Free in-store performance. Tue 2/12, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES perform klezmer, Greek, Gypsy, Balkan, and Scandinavian music. Sat 2/9, 7 PM, Hemenway United Methodist Church, 933 Chicago, Evanston. 847-864-1022 or 847-864-9980.

KHALED, SIMON SHAHEEN See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Wed 2/13, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

KHALED, HAKIM See Critic's Choice. Thu 2/14, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

LIRA SINGERS, NGOMA Free concert of Polish-American and African-American music. Sun 2/10, 4 PM, St. Lambert Church, 8148 N. Karlov, Skokie. 773-508-4070 or 847-673-5090.

BAABA MAAL Sold out. Sun 2/10, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LUIS MIGUEL Mon 2/11, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SALSA CONGRESS CHICAGO See Fairs & Festivals.

SONES DE MEXICO Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

ZABAVA FOLK ORCHESTRA, BYELORUSSIAN CHURCH OF ST. GEORGE CHOIR ENSEMBLE Free concert of Russian, Ukrainian, and Moldavian folk music under the direction of Vladimir Vorobev. Sat 2/9, 2

PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 312-787-8625.

international

clubs

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, benefit for the Nicaragua Solidarity Committee with Orquesta Nabori. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 2/13, 8 PM, flamenco music with Tomas de Utrera, Richard Brune & Hector Fernandez, with dancer Joel Masonet. Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons with Tina Mangos). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sun 2/10, noon-2 PM, flamenco guitarist Eugenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/8, A Cor do Brasil, Grupo Kaskara. 773-871-3757.

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

MI CIUDAD 3041 W. Irving Park: Ecuadoran restaurant. Thu 2/14, 6 PM, Spanish music for dancing with Marcello. 773-866-2066.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tue 2/12, 8 PM, Chicago Samba. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

PANGEA 1935 W. Irving Park: Restaurant and lounge. Wednesdays, DJ Captain Insano spins Latin music. 773-665-1340.

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

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

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

DIANE AITKEN AND BETTY POLK piano and flute, in a free concert (Bach, Brahms, Dvorak, Rutter, and others). Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. 773-878-7513.

JASON ALDEN organ (Bach, Mendelssohn, Vierne). Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR, ORCHESTRA, AND BRASS ENSEMBLE with organist Margaret McElwain Kemper (Schubert, Rheinberger, Corigliano). Sun 2/10, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert (Britten, Beethoven). Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

AMERICAN GRANDS VII features some 230 pianists performing in various ensemble configurations with conductor and percussion section. Sat 2/9, 3 and 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom in an all-Mozart program. Sun 2/10, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA OF LONDON Barry Wordsworth, conductor, with violinist Nicola Loud (Coates, Vaughan Williams, Elgar). Fri 2/8, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

BELLA VOCE Jon Washburn, conductor (Schafer, Byrd, Purcell, Tallis, traditional). Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-461-0723.

GURMINDER BHOGAL AND BYRON DUECK piano duo, in a free recital (Schubert, Ravel, Poulenc). Thu 2/14, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ELIZABETH BLUMENSTOCK violin, with string ensemble (Mozart, Boccherini). Thu 2/14, 7:30 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Gluck, Beethoven). Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-4470, 312-922-5570, or 262-605-0274.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO MILWAUKEE ASSOCIATION OF CANTORS in joint performance. Sun 2/17, 4 PM, Am Shalom, 840 Vernon, Glencoe. 847-835-4800, ext. 48.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover conducts Mozart's Cos" fan tutte. Wed 2/13 and Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER performs Susan Kander's opera for children, She Never Lost a Passenger. Sat 2/16 and Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9, 8 PM, and Sun 2/10, 3 PM, Manfred Honeck, conductor, with pianist Lang Lang (Thomas, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky). Thu 2/14, 8 PM, Fri 2/15, 1:30 PM, Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Ingo Metzmacher, conductor, with oboist Michael Henoch, bassoonist William Buchman, violinist Yuan-Qing Yu, and cellist Stephen Balderston (Ives, Beethoven, Haydn, Hartmann). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot conducts "new commissions from promising young American composers" (Kuehn, Matheson, Travers). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 2/11, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL ARTS ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with soprano Patrice Michaels and bass-baritone Peter Van De Graaff in a program of "Mozart-era opera arias." See Critic's Choice. Sun 2/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a public rehearsal. Sat 2/9 and Sat 2/16, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Carmen Helena Tellez conducts a performance of Ralph Shapey's Praise featuring bass-baritone Howard Swyers, the Pacifica Quartet, and the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

DEARING CONCERT DUO in a free recital. Fri 2/8, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

PAUL DE SILVA AND ELIZABETH LARSEN piano and soprano (Bach, Prokofiev, Schumann, Faure). Sun 2/17, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 773-294-1577.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with steel pan soloist Liam Teague (Bernstein, Schickele, Jan Bach). Sat 2/9, 8 PM (with preconcert lecure at 6:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE AMABILE (Schubert, Schumann). Sun 2/17, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

FULCRUM POINT (Zappa, Lindroth, Halle, and others). Tue 2/12, 7:30 PM, ballroom, Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 773-722-5463.

JULIE GOLDBERG guitar (Ponce, Mangore, Domeniconi). Sun 2/17, 7:30 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 847-679-8997.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH SCHOLA CHOIR Dennis Northway conducts a family concert (Humperdinck and others). Sun 2/10, 3:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-442-9453.

SHIRLEY GRUDZIEN harpsichord (Byrd, Handel, Rameau, D. Scarlatti, Martinu). Sun 2/17, 4 PM, St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff, Naperville. 630-961-5805 or 630-355-4545, ext. 119.

RICHARD HOSKINS performs organ music of Bach. Sun 2/10, 2 PM, St. Chrysostom's Church, 1414 N. Dearborn. 312-944-1083, ext. 19.

NANCY HUMPHREY harpsichord, in an all-Bach program. Sun 2/10, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with harpists Kara Bershad and Stephen Hartman and the Moraine and South Suburban chorales (Bach, Menotti, Rutter, Watkins). Sun 2/10, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor (Bach, Rachmaninoff, Bartok). Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. Sun 2/17, 3 PM ("family concert"), Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln Hwy., New Lenox. 708-481-7774.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Chopin, Schubert). Mon 2/11, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 2/8, Tue 2/12, and Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Patricia Racette and tenor Frank Lopardo (Puccini, La boheme). Sat 2/9, 1 PM, and Wed 2/13, 6 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Gosta Winbergh, soprano Catherine Malfitano, baritone Mark Delavan, and bass Matti Salminen (Wagner, Parsifal). Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Dorothea Roschmann, tenor Paul Groves, and baritone Gerald Finley (Mozart, The Magic Flute). 312-332-2244.

DIMITRIS MARINOS AND ANDREAS GEORGAS mandolin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Wed 2/13, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TERRY MEERKOV AND ENRIQUE ALBERTO ARIAS soprano and piano (Mahler, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Bellini). Sun 2/10, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6219 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

MOSCOW STRING QUARTET with pianist Luba Dubinsky (Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms). Sun 2/10, 3 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 2:15 PM), Johnson Auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner, conductor, with the Sacred Heart Church Adult Choir in an all-Mozart program. Sun 2/10, 5 PM, Sacred Heart Church, 1077 Tower, Winnetka. 847-492-0495.

NEW CITY WINDS ENSEMBLE (Quantz, Haydn, Mozart). Sat 2/16, 7 PM, Powell residence, 5 N 144 Maple, Saint Charles. 630-513-5347.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY with tubaist Gene Pokorny (Mozart, Dvorak, Debussy, R. Strauss, Holst, Herschel, Williams). Sun 2/17, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Alexander Toradze (Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven). Sun 2/17, 4 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT V Amnon Wolman, conductor. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSIONISTS Brett Dietz and Eric Hollenbeck, conductors. Tue 2/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND (Hailstork, Maslanka, Finney, Hartley). Fri 2/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA A LA CARTE (Gilbert and Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore). Thu 2/14, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PACIFICA QUARTET with cellist Paul Katz (Schubert, Beethoven). Sat 2/9, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

PINOTAGE (Berio, Takemitsu, Ptaszynska, and others). Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Fine Arts Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. Sun 2/17, 4 PM, St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. 773-442-4636.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 2/9 and Sat 2/16, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

QUINTET ATTACCA in a free recital. Fri 2/15, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with bassoonist Dennis Michel, violinist Teresa Fream, and winners of the seventh annual High School Chamber Music Competition (Bach, Shostakovich, Huydts). Sun 2/10, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. Mon 2/11, 7:30 PM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 847-328-4883.

ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA Riccardo Chailly, conductor, with violinist Hilary Hahn (Shostakovich, Prokofiev). Tue 2/12, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ST. LUKE CHOIR OF MEN AND BOYS, GIRLS CHOIR, AND ADULT SCHOLA Richard Webster, conductor, with organist Eric Budzynski and orchestral ensemble in a "Festival of Hymns with Readings." Sun 2/10, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI (Ockeghem, Busnois, Sermisy, Boesset, Lambert, and others). Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. Sun 2/17, 3 PM, First United Church, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-758-3750.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Chopin, Liszt, Grieg, and others). Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SOLANGE SIOR, CAROL MADALIN, RICHARD GERSTEN, AND MARK JAMES MEIER soprano, mezzo-soprano, and tenors, with pianist Constance Itter Hughes (Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, and others). Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300 or 847-214-8340.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Zbigniew Karkowski (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

STEINWAY PIANO DUO #1 Thu 2/14, 7:30 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

ABRAHAM STOKMAN, BARBARA ANN MARTIN, PATRICIA MOREHEAD, AND AHU KEJARIWAL piano, soprano, oboe, and saxophone, perform music of Timothy J. Bowby in a free concert. Sun 2/17, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Stephen Huang conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Sullivan). Sun 2/10, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE, UNIVERSITY CHORUS, AND MOTET CHOIR Wayne G. Gordon and Randi Von Ellefson conduct a free concert (Galbraith, Shostakovich, Hindemith). Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Chopin, Schubert, Prokofiev, Debussy). Wed 2/13, 7:30 PM, Carlson Auditorium, National-Louis University, 2840 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-256-5150.

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

A VOCAL VALENTINE features vocalists performing opera excerpts in a free concert. Thu 2/14, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE David Willcocks conducts a program of English music (Byrd, Tomkins, Parsons, Purcell, Wesley, Bairstow, Ireland, Elgar, Willcocks). Fri 2/8, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

FABIO ZANON guitar (Berkeley, Miranda, Scott, D. Scarlatti, Mignone). Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ANNA ZAWADZKA, GENE SCHLABACH, AND ANNETTE LAMBETA flute, piano, and narrator (Chopin, Grieg, Gershwin, Mozart, Villa-Lobos, and others). Sat 2/9, 7:30 PM, Arts Center, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-457-2030.

fairs & festivals

CELEBRATION SHERWOOD! Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. Sat 2/9, 12:45 PM, All-City Junior High School Orchestra; 1:30 PM, students and faculty of Sherwood Conservatory (Hovhaness, Paganini, Longay, Elmenreich, Chopin, Lewis, Schubert, and others); 2:15 PM, Sherwood Conservatory scholarship winners (Bach, Vivaldi, Giuliani, and others); 3:30 PM, Kerry Leung and Janice Yang; 3:45 PM, Cuerdas Clasicas (Bach, Ponce, Fuentes, and others); 4:30 PM, Gold Coast Quintet (Mozart, Weber, Maurice, Gounod, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky); 5:45 PM, Michael Taylor Jembe Ensemble; 6:20 PM, University of Illinois at Chicago Jazz Trio. 312-427-6267 or 773-764-9882.

SALSA CONGRESS CHICAGO Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan: Thu 2/14, 10 PM, Cheo Feliciano. Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Andy Montanez. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Sonora Poncena. Sun 2/17, 10 PM, Gilberto Santa Rosa. Event also features dance performances and workshops, percussion workshops, DJ Henry Knowles, nightly performances by Angel Melendez & Mambo 911 Orquesta, discussion panels on salsa, mambo, cha-cha, rumba, and bomba music, and exhibits. 312-421-5832.

miscellaneous

AMERICAN GRANDS VII features some 230 pianists performing in various ensemble configurations with conductor and percussion section. Sat 2/9, 3 and 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-622-0300.

GINGARTE CAPOEIRA GROUP, BRICKHEADS, SINCE BIRTH & OTHERS perform as part of "The Descendents Live," a multimedia show and "African martial arts epic." Fri 2/8 and Sat 2/9, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 2/10, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Marc Smith & the Band. 773-878-5552.

KIDS FARE: LIFT EVERY VOICE Children's concert with William Warfield & friends in a concert honoring Black History Month. Sat 2/9, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, Nervous Center Festival of Electronic Music with members of the Annex Group, including Delray, Marian Aanerud, Jimmy Binder, Michael Malacina, Tory Norquist, Jim Phelps, Mel Reyes, Mike Taylor, Joshua Walker, Wang Jing, and Gina Wilson. 773-728-5010.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 2/10, 4 PM, children's show with Justin Roberts. 773-525-2508.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 2/9, 10 PM, Zbigniew Karkowski (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 2/8, McDade Classical School Chorus. Mon 2/11, music celebrating the Chinese New Year. Fri 2/15, Warren Moulten, Ann McMann, Jessye Wright & Hohn Payonk perform opera music. 312-346-3278.

WIGGLEWORMS DADS 2 Children's concert with Jeff Tweedy, Tim Rutili & Jon Langford; sold out. Sun 2/17, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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