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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

RYAN ADAMS, LEONA NESS Wed 3/13, 7:30, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

COLBY BESERRA & FRIENDS Free concert. Fri 3/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BLESSID UNION OF SOULS, WOOLWORTHY Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

JOYCE BREACH Free concert. Sat 3/16, 2:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAGGIE BROWN, ELLEN ROSNER, AMINA NORMAN-HAWKINS, JACQUELINE WILSON, NICOLE MITCHELL perform at the Guild Complex's Musicality of Poetry Series XI. Wed 3/13, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free in-store performance. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA performs American popular songs in a program called "Stormy Weather." Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sun 3/10, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO ARTISTS Free concert. Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

BRUCE COCKBURN See Spot Check. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

J. DAVIS TRIO Free concert. Fri 3/8, 7:30 PM, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

JEFF DEYO BAND Sat 3/9, 7 PM, Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 800-965-9324.

DREAM THEATER Sold out. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DROVERS perform at the Emerald Ball. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, grand ballroom, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-726-7500.

ENDIF, WRAITH, DRIPPING RICTUS, INVERTABRAE Sat 3/9, 9 PM, the Corp, 2705 S. Archer. 773-844-8809.

FLASHING LIGHTS See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sun 3/10, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

FOREVER GREEN XXVII Saint Patrick's Day party and benefit hosted by the Young Irish Fellowship Club, with music by Black 47, Flood Brothers, Emerald Society Pipe Band, and the Trinity Irish Dancers. Fri 3/15, 6-10 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

MARY FOSTER-CONKLIN Free concert. Sat 3/16, 4:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAURO FROSIO, BROTHER LOWDOWN, DJ BROTHER BEN Benefit for Trap Door Theatre. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Stolizzo Gallery, 2828 N. Milwaukee. 773-384-0494.

GOD'S REFLEX, MT. ST. HELENS, RETRO MORNING, BOY LION Fri 3/8, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

RON HAWKING Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Sat 3/9, 5 and 8:30 PM, Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Thu 3/14 and Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Sat 3/16, 5 and 8:30 PM, and Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

ISAAC HAYES WITH THE CYRUS CHESTNUT QUARTET Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA performs at Willowbrook Ballroom's 81st anniversary celebration. Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

LOOK AHEAD, OFF WHYTE, EARWIG SPECTRE, COUGHS, 14 OR FIGHT, LANDLORDS Benefit for Redline Media. Sat 3/16, 7 PM (preceded by a multimedia carnival from noon-4 PM), United Methodist Church, 1545 W. Morse. 773-377-5001, ext. 6082.

CARL & KAREN LUBICZ perform at a St. Patrick's Day party with magician Jeff Fredriksen. Sun 3/17, 2 PM, ComedySportz, 2851 N. Halsted. 773-549-8080.

COLLEEN McHUGH Free concert. Sat 3/16, 1 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MOONGLOW Free concert. Sat 3/16, 1:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DYLAN NELSON Sun 3/17, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

PHILLIP OFFICER Free concert. Sat 3/16, 4 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

PERSPECTS, HELLZ BELLZ Fri 3/15, 8:30 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

PINBACK Free in-store performance. Fri 3/15, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MICHAEL PLISHKA, STEVE ELOWSON DUO No cover. Sun 3/10, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 618-670-8933.

GARY PUCKETT, THE BUCKINGHAMS Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

QUARTER TURN Free in-store performance. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LOU RAWLS Fri 3/15, 2 and 8:30 PM, Sat 3/16, 6 and 9 PM, and Sun 3/17, 3:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

CRAIG RUBANO Free concert. Sat 3/16, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

REBECCA ST. JAMES, GINNY OWENS, GO FISH, FUSEBOX Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 630-833-3733.

SAW DOCTORS See Spot Check. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SHERRY K Free concert. Mon 3/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SNO-CORE ICICLE BALL with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious, Saul Williams; 18 & over show. Fri 3/15, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SNO-CORE ROCK with Alien Ant Farm, Adema, Glassjaw, Apex Theory, and Earshot; all-ages show. Fri 3/8, 5:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

GARY STIER Free in-store performance. Fri 3/8, noon, Tower Records, 214 S. Wabash. 312-663-0660.

KT SULLIVAN & LARRY WOODARD Free concert. Thu 3/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DEB TALAN Free concert. Fri 3/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

THREE MO' TENORS with Victor Trent Cook, Rodrick Dixon, and Thomas Young, under the direction of Marion J. Caffey. Tue 3/12, Thu 3/14, and Sat 3/16, 8 PM, and Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

TRISTEN Sun 3/10, 3 PM, John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

TWIZTID, BLAZE YA DEAD HOMIE, ANYBODY KILLAZ, ZUG ISLAND All-ages show. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

UNWRITTEN LAW Free in-store performance. Sat 3/9, 5 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

WEIRD SISTERS Free concert. Sat 3/16, 3:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 3/8, 6:30 PM, Lydia Lunch (spoken-word performance; see Spot Check), Bride of No No (18 & over show); 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Johnsons Big Band with Jon Langford & Sally Timms, James Mathus & His Knockdown Society. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Lambchop (see Spot Check), David Kilgour (see Critic's Choice). Sun 3/10, 8 PM, Toilet Boys, Gaza Strippers, Swampass. Thu 3/14, 9 PM, Ike Reilly, Brendan O'Shea. Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto, Tim O'Shea. 773-478-4408.

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

BAR 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 3/8, Hum Machine, Read Letter, Sono, Jones Bridge Massacre. Sat 3/9, Baseball Furies, Mistreaters, Kill-a-Watts, Sagger. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 3/12, Red Elephant, Kool-Aid Kids, Noise Conspiracy. Wed 3/13, Rhineland Bastard, Logan. Thu 3/14, Good Goddamns, Redneck Exorcist, Moist Guitars. Fri 3/15, Come Ons, Happy Supply. Sat 3/16, Morris Minors, L.A.X., Long Winters, Stalemate. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/8, Soul Shakedown, Chet's Armada, Sandy Andina. Sat 3/9, Jesus & the Devil, Phenoms, Jezebelles, King Video. Thu 3/14, Zamandoque Tarahum, El Guapo, Descarga. Fri 3/15, Genral Patton & His Privates, Animus, Grissel. Sat 3/16, Nectarine Knockout, Sober Dozi, Sister Child. Sun 3/17, Full, Ratbag Hero, Rattbelly, Extra Credit Assignment. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/8, Glo Lee Group. Fri 3/15, Neill Downe & the Altar Boys. 773-435-0130.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Anacron. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Dry County. Sun 3/10, 7 PM, Hillbilly Roundup with Kent Rose & Haunted Hearts. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Rock Star Country. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 3/8, Afroskull. Sat 3/9, Greyhounds. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Thursdays and Fri 3/15, Family Style. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/8, Still. Sat 3/9, Blackmaker, Gelheads. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 3/15, Penny Dreadful. Sat 3/16, Guilty, Madluv. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 3/8, 7 PM, Paul Willaert. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 3/15, 7 PM, Paul Allodi. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/8, Dogs Undecided. Fri 3/15, Jostelen Weed. 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 3/10, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Resentments. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/8, open mike. Fri 3/15, Beat Tweakers. Sat 3/16, Tumbleweed. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 7 PM, Sundays after 6 PM, Wednesdays after 9 PM, and Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: No cover. Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Gazelles, Functional Blackouts, Busy Kids, Little Billy Catfish. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/8, Wild Ones. Wed 3/13, Rattlebox. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/9, TV Pow, Boris Hauf. 773-463-0158.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 3/13, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Ronny & the Rockets. Sat 3/16, 9 PM, Segue. 847-647-8282.

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

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3661.

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.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/8, Pat McCurdy. Sat 3/9, Craig Christiansen, Jen Porter. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Sat 3/16, Jackson Rohm. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Cornmeal, Clumsy Lovers. Sat 3/9, 10:30 PM, Trippin' Billies. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 3/15, 10:30 PM, Then Again. Sat 3/16 and Sun 3/17, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Generations. Sat 3/9, Kashmir. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and

80s (no cover). Fri 3/15, Hairbangers' Ball. Sat 3/16, Then Again. 847-541-4700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 3/11, 10 PM, DJ Warp. 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Gail Becker (tribute to Betty Hutton); 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Gail Becker (tribute to Betty Hutton); 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 3/10, 7 PM, Gail Becker (tribute to Betty Hutton). Mon 3/11, 8 PM, "This Time" with Mike Descoteaux. Wed 3/13, 8 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Pamela Sue Fox; 10:30 PM, Joan Curto. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Cory Jamison; 9 PM, Julie Wilson. 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 3/10, DJ Lexi. Mon 3/11, DJ Delphine spins punk rock. Wed 3/13, DJs Jayson & Keith spin country & western. Thu 3/14, DJ John Almonte spins heavy rock. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Lake Trout, Baldwin Brothers, Lunch. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Crash Poet, Milkplow, Meqqa, Dremana. Mon 3/11, 9 PM, Novasonic, Stratford 4, Three Dollar Bill. Tue 3/12, 9 PM, Emily Shrine, Filament, Audible Campaign. Wed 3/13, 9 PM, Meringue, Missile, National Drag. Thu 3/14, 9 PM, Motion for Alliance, All Fours, Punsapaya. Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Steepwater Band, Last Vegas, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Andrew W.K., Hustler. Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Beer Nuts, Evil Beaver, Ditch Farulla, Gutwrench. 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 3/8, Rubber. Sat 3/9, Pirates Over 40. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/15, Remedy. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/8, Top 9 at 9. Sat 3/9, Rico. Fri 3/15, R-Gang. Sat 3/16, Shaggers. 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 3/8, Mike & Joe. Sat 3/9, Quantum Leep, Fraud. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 3/15, Bottle of Justus, 7th Heaven. Sat 3/16, the Lash, Friends of Pete. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/8, Silicone Honey, June, the Charm, Jimmy Atto. Sat 3/9, Blue Judith, Mabel Mabel, Maya, Chris Gilmartin. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 3/11, Matthew McBride Band. Tue 3/12, Drawing a Blank, Embers, Swizzle Tree. Wed 3/13, Parallel Mind, Kopecky, Parlindh, Fluid Time. Thu 3/14, MVP, Passing for Normal, Ovadya. Fri 3/15, Segway, Nineveh, Gaskit. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Spinshine. Sat 3/9, Moondogs. Fri 3/15, Abu. Sat 3/16, Damn Hoovers. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/8, Mountain Goats (see Critic's Choice), John Vanderslice, Kind of Like Spitting. Sat 3/9, Dishes, French Kicks, Walkmen, Aveo. Mon 3/11, 9:30 PM, Ten Ten, Post Office, Cameron McGill. Tue 3/12, 8:30 PM, Girls Against Boys, We Ragazzi, the Standard, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (see Critic's Choice). Thu 3/14, 9:30 PM, Hey Mercedes, Duvall, Pele. Fri 3/15, Pinback, Canyon, Tenki. Sat 3/16, Shipping News, Tekulvi, V for Vendetta. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 3/16, Tom Van Dorn. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Tom Van Dorn. Fri 3/15, Randy Amundsen. 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.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/13, Paul Allodi. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Wandering Endorphin, Chad Boutin. 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.

FILLING STATION 300 W. Main, Saint Charles: Sat 3/16, 9 PM, Gayle Ritt. 630-584-4414.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/8, 6 PM, Brockmeyers, First Grade Crush, Off Yourself; 10 PM, Engine Down, Pinebender, Taking Pictures. Sat 3/9, 6 PM, Atom & His Package, Hot Rod Circuit, Sean Na Na (see Spot Check), Further Seems Forever, AM/FM. Sun 3/10, 5 PM, Knockout, Much the Same, Unsung Zeros, Imports; 9 PM, Piebald, Damn Personals, Cancer Conspiracy. Tue 3/12, 6 PM, Bloodlet, Dead to Fall, 12 Tribes. Wed 3/13, 7 PM, Fabulous Disaster, Twin Haters, Paperbacks, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift. Thu 3/14, 6 PM, John Brown Battery, Little Man Complex, Since by Man, Dolorous Canter, Kickass. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Atari Star, Written in the Sand, Charlene. Sat 3/16, 5 PM, Sky Came Falling, From Autumn to Ashes, Most Precious Blood, Killing Tree, Payback; 10 PM, Tub Ring, Nil8, Monster Trux. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Runner, Bright Calm Blues, Blame Game, Airoes, Japanther. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Iguanas, Diplomats. Tue 3/12, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Acoustic Boy. Wed 3/13, 8 PM, Michelle Hallman, Ron Keaton, KT McCammond, Leigh Kossman. Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, Frisbie, Archer Prewitt. 708-788-2118.

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

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 3/8, Disfunktion. 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 3/8, 9 PM, Teen Wolf, Coughs, Children's Hour, Cemor Ram. Sat 3/9, PGS, Shooting Blanks, Egnaro. Wed 3/13, Nancy & Garrett. Fri 3/15, Flesh Machine, Super Christ. Sat 3/16, Gasoline Rainbows, Last Drag, Tuffy. Sun 3/17, 9 PM, So Scared, Ten Years, Corned Beef. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 3/11, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello/Russ Long Trio. Tue 3/12, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 3/13, 5:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 3/14, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Jeremy Rill & Kerry Kincanon with Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Jen Porter. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 3/13, 9:30 PM, 2 Like Minds (no cover). Thu 3/14, 9:30 PM, Antje. 773-871-4210.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 3/16, 10 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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 3/8, RCB, Cryin' Souls. Sat 3/9, Salthill Mines, Paul Fitzpatrick Band with Michael McDermott. Fri 3/15, Turn. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Clip, the Push. Fri 3/15, 10 PM, World Class Noise. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Jane Doe Band. 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Apsaras Dreaming. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 3/9, Jon Sadoff, Brian Bauer Project. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/8, 9:30 PM, Suaves, No Doctors, Neon Hunk. Sat 3/9, 9:30 PM, David Amram, Elizabeth Conant & friends with David Paul Curreri. Sun 3/10, 8 PM, Johnsons Big Band, Pine Valley Cosmonauts (benefit for Illinois Death Penalty Moratorium Project) with writer Neal Pollack (see Post No Bills). Mon 3/11, 10 PM, Edward Burch, Kennett Brothers, Cornlikkers (no cover). Wed 3/13, 10 PM, Cantina. Thu 3/14, 9:30 PM, Organ Wolf, Zelienople, Pramod. Fri 3/15, 9:30 PM, Pistol Whipped, Third Grade Teacher, Buck 50. Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, Monkey Paw, Holy Ghost, South of No North. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/8, Evan Coleman, RB Green. Sat 3/9, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). Wed 3/13, 9 PM, open mike with Scottish McMillan. Fri 3/15, Spheres of Influence. Sat 3/16, Garbo Swag, Emitter, Popfly. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Sat 3/9, Ivaneese, DJ Mike. Thursdays, open mike hosted by the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/9, Cammi's NRG. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Love Chaos with Chicago Kings & others. 312-362-9707.

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

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thu 3/14, Paul Allodi, Steve Roth. Fri 3/15, Kimi Hayes, Paula Marr. Sat 3/16, Whiskey Brothers. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Paul McKinney & Eli Bennett. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/13, Jimmy Mac. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Wed 3/13, 8 PM, Steve Roth, Michele Rante. Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Whiskey Brothers; 7 PM, Paul Allodi, Steve Roth, Nikki Alvarez (no cover). 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, John Mayer, Bleu (sold out). Sun 3/10, 6:30 PM, Zebrahead, Lucky Boys Confusion, Memento, Red Light Green Light. Tue 3/12, 7:30 PM, Shane MacGowan & the Popes (see Spot Check). Wed 3/13, 9 PM, Dilated Peoples (see Critic's Choice), Z-Trip, DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, DJ Craze (with excerpted screenings from the documentary Scratch). Thu 3/14, 9 PM, Edwin McCain, Gibb Droll, Kelly Owens. Fri 3/15, 6 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Simple Plan, 15 Minutes Late (sold out); 11:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Dovetail Joint, Red Wanting Blue. Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, Sound Tribe Sector 9. Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Gaelic Storm, Railroad Earth. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/8, Cooly's Hot-Box, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sun 3/10, Raw Dawk. Mon 3/11, Voodoo Kings. Tue 3/12, Soul Invaders. Fri 3/15, Sam Savage. Sat 3/16, Libido Funk Circus. Sun 3/17, Dub Dis. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/8, ARRA. Sat 3/9, Unwritten Law, Trik-Turner. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/15, M-80's. Sat 3/16, Afrodisiacs. Sun 3/17, Tossers, the Lash (benefit for the Police Survivors' Fund). 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/8, Mr. Blotto. Sat 3/9, Somewhere in Between, Rooster, Lost Trailers. Sat 3/16, Treeline, Booda Velvets. 773-975-0505.

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Dee Jay Jayster. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Phil Angotti & the Idea, the Electric. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Face for Radio, Goldstars. Sun 3/10, 6 PM, benefit concert for stroke victims with Wingnuts, Cameron McGill, Soulfix, Pete Special, Thing 3, Milkplow. Tue 3/12, 8 PM, Fizgig, Almighty Rogers. Wed 3/13, 9 PM, War Brides, Smoke Off Vinyl (no cover). Thu 3/14, 9 PM, Al Rose & the Transcendos, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Jesters, Seers Poncho. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, DJ Ray Fielder (no cover). Sun 3/17, 8:30 PM, "the Edge" comedy showcase with music by Donner Surprise Party. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/8, 10 PM, New Duncan Imperials, Slugs. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Lolita Haze, National Jet Set. Wed 3/13, 9 PM, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 3/14, 9 PM, Olo, Novasonic Down Hyperspace, Stuntcat. Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Rebirth Brass Band, Townhall. Sat 3/16, 10:30 PM, Rebirth Brass Band, Jive. 773-404-9494.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Audrey Morris & Joe Kregor perform Salute to the Great American Song. 312-742-1748.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Superdrag, Webb Brothers, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Caviar. Sat 3/9, 6:30 PM, Alone, Red River, Escape From Earth, Ditchwater. Sun 3/10, 6:30 PM, Wish List, Wolcott, Lyla Stone, V90. Fri 3/15, 7 PM, Cracker, Garrison Starr, Champale. Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Daniel Ash, Lennon; 11:30 PM, Lo-Fidelity Allstars. Sun 3/17, 8 PM, Great Big Sea, Carbon Leaf. 773-549-0203.

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

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/8, Killie McGee, Lucky Savage, Government Warning. Sat 3/9, Labrat, Warblob. Sun 3/10, MC Think, MC Sella, M1D1. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 3/14, Negligents, Three (For the Gallows). 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Johnsons Big Band, Family Haircut. Wed 3/13, Buddha's Belly, 1000 Vertical Feet. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Verbow, Slugs. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Kris Delmhorst, Mark Erelli. Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 3/14 with Dylan Rice, Cowpoke). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Mil Mulliganos, Vortis, Pistol Whipped, America's #1 Sweetheart. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Rachael Yamagata. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 3/13, 8 PM, Netherworlds, Def Harmonics, Old Man Malcolm, Crylonsembel, DJ AM/PM, DJ Form. Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Helen Stellar, American Cosmonaut, Murmur. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Snaggs, Zero to Nine, Firetrucs, Ebb-n-Flow. 773-489-0011.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Dave Tamkin & Jones Davis. 815-758-2715.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/9, We R. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Gracie's Ring, Five Penny Theater. Sat 3/9, Hello Operator, Uisce Beatha, Sub Coma. Sun 3/10, Things Outside the Skin, Sealed in Silence. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 3/13, Craig Moorefield. Thu 3/14, Gidgets Ga-Ga. Fri 3/15, Number One Son. Sat 3/16, Dugout, Crackpot. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Thu 3/14, 8:30 PM, Puzzle of Light. Fri 3/15, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Puzzle of Light. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 3/14, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Moods. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/9, Dave Andersen. Sat 3/16, Joe Cantafio. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Paul McKinney. Fri 3/15, Jory Pearson. Sat 3/16, Matthew McBride. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/8, Arrivals, JJ Nobody & the Regulars, Matics. Sat 3/9, Loraxx, Grand Ulena, Grafton, Half-Seas-Over. Sun 3/10, 10 PM, 36 Invisibles, Vultures, Sear. Mon 3/11, Alabama Thunderpussy, American Heritage, Mastadon, Amish Armada. Wed 3/13, Killie McGee, Treysuno, Kickass. Thu 3/14, Keelhaul, Bible of the Devil, Boulder, Knife of Simpson. Fri 3/15, 41 Rivers, Tuffets, Reagan National Crash Diet, Treason Brothers. Sat 3/16, Los Gatos Diablos. Sun 3/17, 10 PM, Lasso, Blackouts, O'Jesus. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/9, Chuckleheads. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. Thu 3/14, Donna Frost. Sun 3/17, Paddy's Cure. 773-927-6073.

Q NIGHTLIFE 858 W. Ontario: Sundays, 8 PM, Soul Sanctuary, DJ Mike Flow (no cover). 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. 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: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/15, Echosend, Trading Brains. 847-392-6446.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/8, 7:30 PM, Denison Witmer, Six Parts Seven (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Simon Joyner, Central Falls (see Post No Bills), Scott Tuma. Sat 3/9, 9:30 PM, Flashing Lights (see Critic's Choice), Kim, Light FM. Sun 3/10, 8 PM, Pinmonkey, Brother Lowdown. Mon 3/11, 9 PM, Scooters, New Constitution, Paper Airplane Pilots. Tue 3/12, 8 PM, 13 Flowers, Big Hello, Lisa Hahn. Wed 3/13, 7:30 PM, Llama, Thrillhouse Collective. Thu 3/14, 8 PM, Pinback, Sleeping at Last, Herc. Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Ruben Waters Loves You. Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Goran. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Michael McDermott, Dan Darrah. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/9, Slip Mickey. Sat 3/16, Peg 7. 630-372-2900.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Sat 3/9, 8 PM, F.M. Smith. 847-329-0478.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Eternals, Owls, Watchers (benefit for Incite! Women of Color Against Violence). Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Kevin Drumm performs Sheer Hellish Miasma. 773-227-3617.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 3/8, 9:30 PM, Molasses, Musical Outfits. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/9, Blues Monk. Sat 3/16, Insomnia. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Nicholas Barron. Sun 3/17, 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 Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 3/8, Michelle Shafer, Kate Schutt, Steve Tannen. Sat 3/9, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Mark Watson. Sun 3/10, Eric Nassau, Dark Green Bottles, Kristin Shout. Mondays, open mike. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by John Hasbrouck. Thu 3/14, Allette Brooks, Peter Andreadis & Ollie Davidson. Fri 3/15, Eric Howell, Carey Ott, Katie Todd. Sat 3/16, Dan Connolly, Fred Gillen Jr. Sun 3/17, Jim Loftus, G. Ningroy, Eli. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/8, Hope Kills Fear, Rosedales, Tension Wire. Sat 3/9, Pound of Flesh. 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/8, Big Shots. Saturdays, open stage. Thu 3/14, Stefiney Crawford. Fri 3/15, Turkies Dunn. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/9, Van Go, Magnaphonic. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Rico, Ark Band. Sat 3/9, Zeleke, Dansica. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 3/13, Indika, Ras Kelly, Doggie. Thu 3/14, Zeleke, U&I. Fri 3/15, Damien Marley. Sat 3/16, Roots Vibration, Belize Breeze. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Marty Lloyd Band. Thu 3/14, 56 Hope Road, Paging Raymond. Fri 3/15, 8:30 and 10 PM, Bill Quateman; 11 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 3/16, 6 PM, the Ally, Buddha's Belly; 10 PM, Freekbass, Starcandy. 773-929-1300.

YACKO'S 5111 N. Harlem: Sat 3/9, 9:30 PM, Love in a Box. 773-467-1445.

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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.

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. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays 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 3/8, DJ Alert, Steve Melvage. Sat 3/9, DJ Harry the Blade, 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. Fridays, DJ Andre Harris. Sat 3/9, Mike Steele. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wed 3/13, Phantom 45, DJ Flux, MC Blackeye, 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.

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

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

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Paula Sinclare, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Victor Rocha & Mike Pierce, DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ Lee, 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.

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. Saturdays, DJ Legacy, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love & DJ Steele. 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. 312-204-9991.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins Middle Eastern dance music. 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: Sundays, 10 PM, "Big Up!" DJs spin (3/10 with Louie Austen, Bobby Conn; 3/17 with 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. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). Wednesdays, Therapy DJs spin. Thursdays, DJ Cache 22 & DJ Real 1. 312-338-3788.

ENDIF, WRAITH, DRIPPING RICTUS, INVERTABRAE Sat 3/9, 9 PM, the Corp, 2705 S. Archer. 773-844-8809.

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

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

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 10 PM, Glenn Underground, Mr. A.L.I. 773-395-0066.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 3/16, 12:30 AM, DJ Michael Blaze spins progressive and trance. 773-227-4433.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin electronic music. 773-271-4711.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin nightly until 2 AM. 773-394-2066.

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. Fri 3/15, DJ Dave Waxman. 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 Gene Lopez spins hip-hop and house. Tuesdays, Uncle's Living Room (metal night). Wednesdays, DJ Johnny. 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, midnight, DJ Form. 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 & Christopher. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thu 3/14, Jef K, 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. Fri 3/8, Lenny Fontana, Ron Carroll. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Diz, Jesse de la Pena, Damien Johnson, Julius the Mad Thinker & Cedric spin house, R&B, hip-hop, reggae & dancehall. Sat 3/9, Johnny Chaos, John Curley, Hiroki, Mark Centennial. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Thu 3/14, Sander Kleinenberg. Sat 3/16, Hernan Catteneo. 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 3/14, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with Tommie Sunshine, Focus, Poolside. 312-738-9971.

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, DJs Mazi, Nathan Larsen & Aaron Thompson. 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, DJs David Balquiedra, Steve Cadiz & Inbum spin house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/8, Michael Serafini, J-Dub. Sat 3/9, DJ Heather, Dayhota. Sun 3/10, Ditch Farulla; John Airo (late set). Mon 3/11, Craque, 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. Thu 3/14, Peace Division, Dave Brock. Fri 3/15, Miguel Migs, Lisa Shaw, Darrell Woodson. Sat 3/16, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Josh Deep. Sun 3/17, DJ Brendan. 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-midnight, DJ Mellow Man spins house. Saturdays, 8 PM, Groove Distribution DJs spin broken beats and nu jazz; midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJ Felix spins house. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 8:30 PM. Sun 3/10, Ambivert, DJ Warp, Eric H. 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. Wednesdays, Indigenous DJs spin electronica. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, Refried Beats with the Mass Transit DJ Crew. Sundays, RB & Ronnie. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Tom spins rock. Wednesdays, DJs Mind, Noble, Jes-e, Jockraw C. & MC Nico. Thursdays, Miss Gina & David. 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.

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.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 3/8, DJs John Curley, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, Jernell Geronimo, Goose & Johnny Price. Sat 3/9, DJs Mike Z., Flipside & David B. Fri 3/15, Dissolvent, Donnie Stash, Evan Totuz, Phantom 45, Snuggles & Slak, Focus, Ry-n, Lamebrane, Brandon S & Ciro, MC Stun. 312-266-2114.

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. Thursdays, DJs Vince Adams & D-Double spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ARRANMORE Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-964-4871.

ARTISAN Mon 3/11, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

BOHOLA Free in-store performance. Thu 3/14, noon, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

JUNIOR BROWN, JIM LAUDERDALE See Critic's Choice; sold out. Fri 3/8, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LIZ CARROLL Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 773-779-7059 or 773-445-3838.

KENNY CHESNEY Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

CHULRUA Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

VASSAR CLEMENTS, ALISON BROWN QUARTET Sat 3/16, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ANDY COONEY BAND WITH DEIRDRE REILLY and comedian Conal Gallen. Sun 3/10, 7 PM, Emerald Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY Sat 3/9, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

PAT DALY & THE SOUNDS OF GREEN Sun 3/17, 6 PM, Tara Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

DERVISH, KARAN CASEY Fri 3/15, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LINDA DOHERTY Free concert. Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Rogers Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark. 312-744-0156.

DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS, SEAN O'DONNELL perform at a St. Patrick's Day dinner, with the Cross Keys School of Irish Dancing. Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Emerald Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

FOREST VIEW EXPRESS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

FOREVER GREEN XXVII Saint Patrick's Day party and benefit hosted by the Young Irish Fellowship Club, with music by Black 47, Flood Brothers, Emerald Society Pipe Band, and the Trinity Irish Dancers. Fri 3/15, 6-10 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

JACK GLADSTONE performs Native American music. Sun 3/17, 1 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-475-1030.

TIM GRIMM, MINNA BROMBERG, HOWARD KASPIN, KAREN MOONEY, KATHLEEN TAYLOR, JIM SIMONIS, BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performances. Fri 3/8, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

JERRY HAUGHEY & THE RAMBLERS Sun 3/10, 4 PM (at a Celtic supper in the Tara Room), Sat 3/16, noon (at a St. Patrick's Day luncheon in the Emerald Room), Sat 3/16, 7 PM (in the Tara Room), and Sun 3/17, 8:30 PM (in the Emerald Room), Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

IRISH ROVERS Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

TONY KENNY performs Ireland in Song. Tue 3/12 and Wed 3/13, 2 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

LARKIN BROTHERS, TERRY MORAN Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Emerald Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

MICK MALOONEY'S IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE FEST Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

BRENDAN MORAN Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Tara Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

SEAN O'DONNELL performs with various Ceili and step dancing ensembles. Fri 3/8, Tue 3/12, and Wed 3/13, 8 PM, Thu 3/14, 8:30 PM, and Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Emerald Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

CHUCK PYLE, KATE MACLEOD Concerts for a Cause benefit concert for CASA of Kane County. Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

COLLIN RAYE, MARK WILLS Sun 3/10, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

CATHIE RYAN with James Riley, Brendan Dolan, and Hanneke Cassel. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, auditorium, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

SIAMSA NA NGAEL Benefit for Old Saint Patrick's Church. Liam Lawton's Brigid of Kildare is performed by the

Metropolis Symphony Orchestra and Old Saint Patrick's Choir, with Katie McMahon, Aiden Conway, Liz Knowles, John Williams, Roderick Dickson, and Dominic Trumfio. Sun 3/17, 7:30 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

SMALL POTATOES, ANNA STANGE Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

THREE IRISH TENORS Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

VELVET GREEN Sun 3/17, 5 PM, Emerald Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 3/13, 9 PM, Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, Cyrel O'Donoghue. Thu 3/14, 9 PM, Ike Reilly, Brendan O'Shea. Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto, Tim O'Shea, Shannon Rovers. Sat 3/16, 1:30 PM, Daghda; 5 PM, Mulligan Stew; 8 PM, St. Bridget's Cross Irish Dancers & Bagpipers; 9 PM, Fitz & the Celts; midnight, Fonn Mhor. Sun 3/17, noon, Mulligan Stew; 4 PM, Daghda; 6 PM, Tim O'Shea Band; 8 PM, Irish dancers and bagpipers; 9 PM, Fitz & the Celts; 11 PM, Fonn Mhor. 773-478-4408.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 3/11, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 3/12, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. Sat 3/16, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Lone Star State. Sun 3/17, Bosco & Jorge. 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 3/8, 9:30 PM, Larkin Brothers. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Sun 3/10, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thu 3/14, 7 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Fri 3/15, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 3/16, 5 PM, Joe Monaghan; 10 PM, Pat Daly & the Sounds of Green. Sun 3/17, 2:30 PM, Joe McShane; 7 PM, Katie Sullivan. 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.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Cornmeal, Clumsy Lovers. 773-327-1662.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sun 3/17, Old Blind Dogs. 847-706-1700.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sun 3/10, 10:30 AM, Tippler's Way; 3 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 4:30 PM, Molly & the Tinker. Fri 3/15, noon, Cross Rogues. Sun 3/17, noon, Cross Rogues; 3 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 4:30 PM, Small Potatoes; 8 PM, McTavish. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: St. Patrick's Day Festival takes place Fri 3/15 through Sun 3/17 on two stages. Fri 3/15, noon and 5 PM, Whitey O'Day. Sat 3/16, 12:30 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 2 PM, Molly & the Tinker; 10 PM, the Lash, Friends of Pete. Sun 3/17, noon, Molly & the Tinker; 1 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 2 PM, McTavish; 3:30 PM, Cross Rogues; 5:30 PM, Zen Celts; 6:30 PM, Seelie Court; 8 PM, Chicago Rovers. 847-358-9150.

FITZERS PUB Fitzpatrick Chicago Hotel, 166 E. Superior: Sundays, 4 PM, Anish. Thursdays, 6 PM, Morgan. 312-787-6000.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 3/14, 8:30 PM, Kate Campbell. Sun 3/17, 1 PM, Dooley Brothers, Beatle Brothers, McNulty & Mayer School Dancers & others. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/9, staff and students of the Folk-Lore Center. 630-393-1247.

FOX'S IRISH OAK LAWN PUB 9240 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn: Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-499-2233.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sun 3/10, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Thu 3/14, Gareth Woods, Tim O'Shea & Gerald Culhane. Sat 3/16, Anish, Christy Barry, Gareth Woods. Sun 3/17, Salthill Mines, Maud's Gone, Christy Barry. 773-472-5139.

HEALY'S WESTSIDE 7217 W. Madison, Forest Park: Mon 3/11, 7:30 PM, Liam Clancy. 708-366-4277.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Fri 3/8, 9:30 PM, Jackson Rohm. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Matt & Jorge. Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Mon 3/11 and Wed 3/13, Tim O'Shea & Gerald Culhane. Tue 3/12, 9:30 PM, Gareth Woods. 773-883-0304.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/8, Remember Rome. Sat 3/9, John Hasbrouck. 773-486-4093.

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

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 7 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Thu 3/14 and Fri 3/15, Dublin City Ramblers. 773-248-3600.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 3/17, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Sat 3/16, noon, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

KITTY O'SHEA'S Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan: Fri 3/15, 2 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 312-431-6913.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 3/11, 9 PM, Anish (no cover). Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Bohola. Sun 3/17, 8 PM, Gan Bua. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Small Potatoes. 815-338-5164.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/8, Switchback. Sat 3/9, O'Briens. Fri 3/15, Whiskey Brothers. Sat 3/16, Paul McCue. 630-941-7100.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 3/9, 2 PM, and Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-366-8073.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Wed 3/13, 8 PM, Billy J. Ivers's Montrose Saloon Bluegrass Jam. 773-463-7663.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Kris Delmhorst, Mark Erelli. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S RESTAURANT & BAR 1528 N. Wells: Fri 3/15, 2 PM, Dyed in the Wool; 5 PM, Chicago Rovers; 10 PM, Dan Darrah Band; 12:30 AM, Shannon Rovers. Sat 3/16, 11 AM, Kieran O'Hare & Liz Knowles; noon, Chicago Rovers; 2:30 PM, Irish session; 3:30 PM, Anne Harris; 7 PM, Shannon Rovers; 9:30 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sun 3/17, 11 AM, Monty & Phyllis Adams; noon, Shannon Rovers; 2 PM, Chicago Rovers; 2:30 PM, Irish session; 5 PM, Jimmy Damon; 7 PM, Bohola. 312-787-3131.

PARKWAY TAVERN 748 W. Fullerton: Sat 3/16, 8:30 AM, breakfast buffet with Whitey O'Day. 773-327-8164.

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 3/8, Napper Tandy. Sat 3/9, Anish. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 3/12, 9 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 3/8, Craig Siemsen & Patty Stevenson. Fri 3/15, open mike. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sun 3/10, 7 PM, Eric Nassau, Dark Green Bottles. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 3/16, 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). Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Dave Specter Quartet. Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 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 3/8, Sat 3/9, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/12, John Primer Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays and Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 3/12, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 3/9, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sun 3/10, Vino Louden. Mon 3/11, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/12, Joe Moss. Wed 3/13, Pistol Pete. Thu 3/14, Chico Banks. Fri 3/15, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 3/10 and Sun 3/17, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Ronnie Baker Brooks, River Rats. Sat 3/9, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden; 10 PM, Coco Montoya, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sun 3/10, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 3/12, Percy Strothers. Wed 3/13, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. Thu 3/14, Zora Young. Fri 3/15, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Sat 3/16, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 10 PM, Bernard Allison, Vino Louden Blues Band. Sun 3/17, John Primer. 312-427-0333.

BUZZ BENKOWSKI'S CORNER BAR Rte. 83 and Lake, Grayslake: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-223-8958.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/9, Blue Light Special with Jim Cole. 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 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Willie Buck. 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 3/8, Charlie Love & His Silky Smooth Band. Sat 3/9, Marty Sammon Band. Fri 3/15, Bernard Allison. Sat 3/16, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 630-513-0074.

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

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-520-4800.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Brother John. Fri 3/15, Vance Kelly. Sat 3/16, 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.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Steepwater Band, Last Vegas, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-489-3160.

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

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 3/16, Marie Bartolotta & Bob Longmire. 630-922-9821.

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/16, Eric Noden. 630-393-1247.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 3/9, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. Sat 3/16, Zora Young. 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 3/8, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 3/9, 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 3/9, 9:30 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Tue 3/12, 8:30 PM, Paul Coscino Blues Band with Pete Special (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, Sam Lay Band. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

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: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Masheen Co. Band. Tue 3/12, 8:30 PM, Blind Lemon Pledge. 708-547-1456.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/15, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Chris Beard. 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 3/14, 10 PM, Mem Shannon (live radio broadcast). Fri 3/15, Mem Shannon. Sat 3/16, Byther Smith. 773-477-4646.

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.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Sat 3/9, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. with the Motivation Blues Band. Sat 3/16, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. with Bobby "Top Hat" Davis. 773-989-4569.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Mon 3/11, 7 PM, Buddy Guy, Steepwater Band. 773-549-0203.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/9, Devil in a Woodpile. 847-328-0399.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 3/12, 8:30 PM, Dave Specter Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Sat 3/9, Shirley King Quintet. Sat 3/16, Katherine Davis Band. 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. Sat 3/9, Glen Davis & the Blues Commission. Fri 3/15, Rhythm City. Sat 3/16, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 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. Fri 3/15, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 3/8, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 3/9, Eddy Clearwater, Lonnie Brooks. Sun 3/10, 11 AM, gospel brunch with Jamie Austin; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 3/13, Sammy Fender. Thu 3/14, Lurrie Bell. Fri 3/15, Matthew Skoller Band. Sat 3/16, John Primer with the Matthew Skoller Band. Sun 3/17, 11 AM, gospel brunch with Tommy McCracken; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). 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 3/8, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 3/9, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Killer Ray & the WJ Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. Sun 3/17, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-723-0592.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Billy Flynn Band. Mondays and Fri 3/15, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 3/16, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith with the Jim Baby Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Wed 3/13, BK Elmore. 312-943-7815.

jazz

concerts

PATRICIA BARBER TRIO Sun 3/10, 4 and 6 PM, Baggett Auditorium, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

DAVID BOYKIN TRIO, THE HUB Free concert. Thu 3/14, 7 PM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 312-344-7188.

ZACH BROCK QUARTET Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Bloom School of Jazz, Suite 600, 218 S. Wabash Ave. 312-957-9300.

BOBBY BROOM & JOHN McLEAN Benefit for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. Tue 3/12, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MAGGIE BROWN, ELLEN ROSNER, AMINA NORMAN-HAWKINS, JACQUELINE WILSON, NICOLE MITCHELL perform at the Guild Complex's Musicality of Poetry Series XI. Wed 3/13, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Peter Ballin, director. Tue 3/12, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DePAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Free concert under the direction of Bob Lark. Thu 3/14, 8 PM, Student Center, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 773-325-7664.

BOB DOROUGH TRIO, JOANIE PALLATTO & SPARROW See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/10, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Free concert. Thu 3/14, 7:30 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

EQUINOX 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JOHNNY FRIGO Free concert. Sat 3/16, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO & NEAL ALGER Free concert. Wed 3/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ISAAC HAYES WITH THE CYRUS CHESTNUT QUARTET Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

JAZZ FOR LOVERS with Eric Schneider, Greg Fishman & Eddie Johnson. Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

MARCUS JEFFERSON TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

DIANA KRALL Free in-store performance. Tue 3/12, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

PAT METHENY GROUP See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND AND COMBOS under the direction of Daniel Farris. Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE conducted by Don Owens, with percussionist Michael Burritt. Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

JOHN SANTOS/OMAR SOSA TRIO Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SUENOS Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Rolling Meadows Public Library, 3110 Martin, Rolling Meadows. 847-259-6050.

DAVID YOUNG Free concert. Tue 3/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Thursdays, 8 PM, Steve Zuterek with Ron Brown & Paul Bata. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/8, noon, Kim Cusak, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Doug Hayes & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/9, 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 3/13, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 3/14, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 3/15, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothan, Dan Delorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/16, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Art Davis Quintet. 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.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 3/14, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

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 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Charlie Johnson. Sun 3/10 through Sat 3/16, Carlos Cannon. Sun 3/17, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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

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

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

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Sat 3/9, 8:30 PM, Libby York with the Kelly Brand Trio. 630-574-2155.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 3/16, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Sun 3/10, 11 AM, Tom Wright Trio with Zach Brock. 708-524-2899.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 3/14, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Fri 3/15, Jerry DeVivo Quartet. 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 3/8, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 3/9, 9 PM, Claudia Stefanski Quartet. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Mon 3/11, 8 PM, Bob Centano Big Band. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 3/14, 6 PM, pianist Ben Lewis. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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. Wed 3/13, the Hub with Tim Dahl. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Elaine Dame. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 3/14, Trio du Jour. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 3/9, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 3/16, Trio du Jour. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/10, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Live music Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 PM. Fridays, 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 3/14, 7:30 PM, Barry Winograd 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 3/11, 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 3/9, Don Tisch Quartet. Wed 3/13, Shawn Salmon Trio. Thu 3/14, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Fri 3/15, Alejandro/Chris Neal Quartet. Sat 3/16, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Roy Rubenstein's Chicago Hot Six. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/8, 9:30 PM, Lorna Boston Sextet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mambo Jazz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Fri 3/15, 9:30 PM, Detour. Sun 3/17, 8 PM, Russ Hunt Trio with Hinda Hoffman. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 3/8, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, John McNeil Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, John McNeil Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/10 and Sun 3/17, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 3/15, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

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

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Thursdays, open mike with Soul People. Fri 3/15, Martin Metzger Trio. Sat 3/16, Q-Blue. 773-486-4093.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 3/10, Phil Mosberg Duo, Medium Pulp. Sun 3/17, David Boykin Expanse. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Sat 3/9, 9 PM, Charlie Hunter Quartet, Tony Smith Band. 312-266-2400.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fridays, 10 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

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

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thu 3/14, 7 PM, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters (no cover). 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 3/8 through Sun 3/10, Dewey Redman Quartet. Tue 3/12 through Sun 3/17, Buster Williams Quartet. 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/8, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. Sat 3/9, 9:30 PM, Mike Allemana & Sabina L. Lilly. Wed 3/13, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz Trio with Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Sun 3/17, noon, Tim McNamara/Tim Green Quartet. 773-348-7592.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Mon 3/11, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming (no cover). 773-989-5674.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Thu 3/14, 9 PM, Elaine Dame (no cover). 312-565-6665.

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 3/8, Gephart Long Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tue 3/12, Dan Cray Trio. Wed 3/13, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Thu 3/14, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Ron Perillo Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 8 PM. Sundays, Emilie Conway Trio. 773-465-1483.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 3/8, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sat 3/9, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 3/13, 8:30 PM, Bradley Young Trio. Sat 3/16, 9 PM, Brian Gephart Group. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/9, Ken Chaney Quintet. Tue 3/12, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 3/13, Typhanie Monique Trio. Fri 3/15, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 3/16, Redd Holt Trio, Katherine Davis Band. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-342-4738.

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

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Fridays, 9 PM, Justin Kramer Trio. 847-329-0478.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Kevin Drumm performs Sheer Hellish Miasma. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 773-772-6656.

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

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

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Sundays, 6-9 PM, Scott Stenten. 773-496-7427.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fridays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio (no cover). 847-991-7006.

TRE'S 1528 E. 63rd: Restaurant: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM and midnight, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

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 3/8, Rob Zettl, Harrison Bankhead, Steven Strunk & Mike Levin. Sat 3/9, Darius Savage Quartet with Greg Ward. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 3/14, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions with Sar Abshalom Ben Shalomo. 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.

international

concerts

BEIJING WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE performs Towering Dragon, Soaring Tiger. Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 630-910-1551.

LATIF BOLAT ENSEMBLE Free concert. Mon 3/11, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KARELIAN FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MONGOLIAN FESTIVAL OF FILM, MUSIC, SONG, AND DANCE with Ouynbileg Khandjav and members of the Mongolian State Folk Dance Ensemble. Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM (with a film screening at 4 PM), International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-753-2274.

KARTIK SESHADRI Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-575-8000.

international

clubs

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

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Manteca Folk Ensemble. 773-274-6057.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 3/15, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, benefit for the Pastors for Peace Humanitarian Aid Caravan with Colectiva Musical, Ramon Marino, Luis Jahn & others. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 3/10, 7 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie. Thu 3/14, 8 PM, Tamburitza, Goran Ivanovic. Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Afro-Rican Ensemble. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Los Munequitos de Mantanzas. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sun 3/10, noon-2 PM, guitarist Evgenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino and bassist Liz Payne perform French musette music. 773-489-9554.

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

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

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

PANGEA 1935 W. Irving Park: Restaurant and lounge. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Captain Insano spins Latin music. 773-665-1340.

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Sun 3/10, 6 PM, Okros Ensemble. 773-736-4982.

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

ARS ANTIGUA Jerry Fuller conducts a free concert (Mozart, Haydn). Sat 3/9, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 312-415-2391 or 312-782-3532.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Walton, Elgar, Schoenberg, Webern). Sun 3/17, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

CARLOS BENDFELDT, DARLENE DREW, AND SVETLANA BELSKY guitar, flute, and piano (Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Sor, Dutilleux, Schubert, Liszt). Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, North Shore School for the Arts, 319 Park, Glencoe. 847-835-7777.

BARBARA BRUNS organ (Bruhns, Frescobaldi, Bach, Mendelssohn, Alain). Sat 3/16, 8 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6655.

BURNHAM STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven). Sun 3/17, 4 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859.

KEN CHAN piano, in a free recital (Liszt, Beethoven, Chopin). Sun 3/17, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with soprano Patrice Michaels (Satie, Tailleferre, Poulenc, Milhaud, Auric). Sun 3/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward J. McKenna, conductor, with violinist Henry Criz in a free concert. Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 262-605-0274, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Alexander Platt conducts Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. Wed 3/13 and Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sat 3/9, 8 PM, and Tue 3/12, 7:30 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with trombonist Christian Lindberg (Berlioz, Berio, Sibelius). Thu 3/14 through Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Leonard Slatkin, conductor, with percussionist Evelyn Glennie (Gabrieli, Schwantner, Tchaikovsky). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO David Robertson, conductor (Hindemith, Mahler). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 3/11, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Sat 3/9 and Sat 3/16, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Ives, Brahms, Nielsen). Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

CRASH ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Dennehy, Walshe, Gonneville, Frigon). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CUBE See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/8 (Levinson, Leone), 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. Sun 3/17, 7:30 PM (Levinson, Misurell-Mitchell, Morehead), Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 312-554-1133.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Robert Kaminskas conducts Smetana's The Bartered Bride. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

DU PAGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Thu 3/14, 1 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer conducts Massenet's Werther. Fri 3/8, and Sat 3/9, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Stephanie Wu (Rachmaninoff, Bizet, Respighi). Sun 3/17, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson conducts a family concert. Sat 3/9, 10 and 11:15 AM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Mussorgsky/Ravel, Ravel, Aguila). Sun 3/10, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE OUABACHE (Telemann, C.P.E. Bach, Blavet, Forqueray, Guignon, Keiser). Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

ENSO STRING QUARTET (Schubert, Brahms, Mozart). Sun 3/10, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

GIULIO FAVARIO with soprano Carrie Theodossin and tenor John Flynn in a free concert (Chopin and others). Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY performs Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, 8 PM, and Sun 3/10, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

LYDIA HONG AND ABE FEDER violin and cello (Debussy, Ysaye, Ravel, Francoeur, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Bloch). Fri 3/8, 8 PM, and Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Hal Grossman (Rachmaninoff, Mahler, Vivaldi). Sat 3/16, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Brahms and others). Mon 3/11, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

JOHN-QUENTIN LEE KIM piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Reger, Ravel, Saint-Saens). Wed 3/13, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Debbaut, conductor, with cellist Katinka Kleijn (Amram, Bartok, Bruch, Dvorak). Sun 3/10, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 630-245-7006.

LAKESIDE PRIDE CLARINET CHOIR Nathan Voges, conductor (Barber, Joplin, Massenet, Mozart, and others). Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Broadway United Methodist Church, 3344 N. Broadway. 773-381-6693.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with flutist Michele McGovern in a "family concert" (L. Mozart, Prokofiev, Bizet). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 3/8 and Mon 3/11, 7:30 PM, and Wed 3/13 and Sat 3/16, 2 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Dorothea Roschmann, tenor Paul Groves, and baritone Gerald Finley (Mozart, The Magic Flute). Sat 3/9, 6 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Gosta Winbergh, soprano Catherine Malfitano, baritone Mark Delavan, and bass Matti Salminen (Wagner, Parsifal). 312-332-2244.

METROPOLITAN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Larry Sisk and Tom Drake, conductors. Wed 3/13, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO VOCAL FACULTY RECITAL features Lorian Stein Schwaber, Barbara Ann Martin, Frank Little, Corinne Ness, Melissa Foster, and others (Brahms, Bernstein, and others). Mon 3/11, noon, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL STRINGS AND NAPERVILLE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL STRINGS in a free program. Thu 3/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE AND ARS MUSICA CHICAGO perform music by black composers of the 16th through 18th centuries (Nunes-Garcia, Lusitano, Gines, Sancho, Mauricio, Saint-Georges, and others) in a free concert. Sun 3/10, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 773-327-1113 or 312-409-7874.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS with the Ars Viva Orchestra and vocal soloists (Bach, Mass in B minor). Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT (Corelli, Carissimi, Stradella, and others). Fri 3/8, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 3/9, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor (Haydn, Mozart). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with cellist Donald Moline and violinist Cornelius Chiu (Massenet, Chausson, Saint-Saens, Gounod). Sun 3/17, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND UNIVERSITY CHORUS Robert G. Hasty and Robert A. Harris, conductors (Mozart, Kodaly, Mendelssohn). Tue 3/12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel Farris, conductor. Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS AND PHILHARMONIA Robert G. Hasty, Cornelia Laemmli, and Judith Willoughby conduct music of Bach and others. Sun 3/10, 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 (Holst, Hindemith, Stucky, Bernstein). Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 312-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor (Ravel, Austin, R. Strauss). Fri 3/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KATI OLSEN AND MARK CRAYTON soprano and countertenor, with organist Kathleen Ulett (Handel, Schutz, J.C. Bach). Sun 3/10, 4 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 773-465-1969 or 847-869-4850.

URSULA OPPENS piano (Beethoven, Schubert, Rzewski, Mendelssohn, Copland, Schumann). Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. 847-869-4230.

ORIANA SINGERS in a free concert. Sat 3/16, 1 PM, Rogers Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark. 312-744-0156.

ORION ENSEMBLE in a free program (Berry, Saint-Saens, Martin). Tue 3/12, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-491-1622, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER AND BENGT FOESBERG mezzo-soprano and piano. Wed 3/13, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JANICE PANTAZELOS mezzo-soprano, with pianist Stephen Hargreaves (Bizet, Wagner, Donizetti, Granados, Menotti, Verdi, Rossini, Saint-Saens). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 773-764-5022 or 866-468-3401.

MARY PAYNE, JAQUELYN GILL, ELAYNA ROGALEN SWEARINGEN, AND BARBARA GEIS clarinets, soprano, and piano (Saint-Saens, Brahms, Weber, Schoker). Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

NEIL PENESIS piano (Bach, Scriabin, Liszt). Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 3/9 and 3/16, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RENAISSANCE FLORA AND FAUNA "Costumed singers and instrumentalists" perform Renaissance music. Sun 3/17, 4 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 773-442-4636.

DANIEL ROTH organ (Mendelssohn, Franck, Saint-Saens, Reubke, Roth). Sun 3/10, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

RUGERI TRIO (Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn). Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

DESIREE RUHSTRAT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, CHRISTOPHER HILLS, ASHU KEJARIWAL, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone, and piano, perform music of Stacy Garrop. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SAINT CHARLES SINGERS Timothy Brown, conductor (Byrd, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Howells, W. Harris, Stanford, Whitbourn). Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, Third and Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6680.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY MUSIC STUDENTS in an honors recital. Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with pianist Beth Ridderhoff in a program of women composers (Farrenc, F. Mendelssohn Hensel, C. Schumann). Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

ANDRAS SCHIFF piano (Haydn, Janacek, Beethoven, Kurtag, Schumann). Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Donald Chen, conductor, with dancers from Ballet Chicago (Prokofiev, Copland). Sun 3/10, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

GREGORY SMITH clarinet, with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang (Debussy, Brahms, Finzi). Sun 3/10, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

SOLOMIA SOROKA AND ARTHUR GREENE violin and piano (Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Sonevytsky, Skoryk). Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

STEINWAY PIANO DUO #2 Thu 3/14, 7:30 PM, north campus, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY CHORALE in a free recital (Gabrieli, Elgar, Hailstork, Walker, Hogan, Palestrina, Rutter). Fri 3/8, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

TRIO SETTECENTO Fri 3/8, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

URBAN BAROQUE (Pergolesi, Corelli, and others). Sun 3/10, 4 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100 or 773-878-1287. Fri 3/15, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5. Sun 3/10, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

WINNETKA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIR Randall Menges conducts Haydn's Mass in Time of War in a religious service. Sun 3/10, 10 AM, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine, Winnetka. 847-441-3400.

YOUTH SYMPHONY OF DuPAGE Meng-Kong Tham, conductor (Wagner, Dvorak, Misurell-Mitchell, Peters, Tchaikovsky). Friday, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-858-7366.

miscellaneous

ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DARRYL BOGGS Children's concert. Fri 3/15, 7 PM, and Sun 3/17, 1 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

KATHLEEN GIBSON Children's concerts. Wed 3/13 and Fri 3/15, 10:30 AM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 3/10, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Futz. 773-878-5552.

HERSONG WOMEN'S CHORUS Sat 3/9, 7 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-214-7370 or 847-622-0300.

IGUANAS Children's concert. Sun 3/10, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 8 PM, music and spoken word with the Men's Art Forum. 773-348-7592.

KIDS FARE: SING, SING, SING Children's concert with Northwestern University choruses and choral directors. Sat 3/9, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KRISTIN LEMS Children's concert of holiday songs and storytelling entitled "Once and Future Women." Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

NEW ULM HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Fri 3/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ONE DRUM Sun 3/10, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

PONG UNIT ONE Free concert and Uptown Poetry Slam hosted by Marc Smith. Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

RED STAR RED ARMY CHORUS AND DANCE ENSEMBLE Sat 3/16, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 3/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUSAN SALIDOR Free in-store children's concert. Sun 3/10, 10 AM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 3/8, Mullane Irish Dancers. Mon 3/11, 12:30 PM, Foy School of Irish Dance. Tue 3/12, Pipe Band of Netherlee, Glasgow, Scotland. Wed 3/13, violinist Edward McKenna. Thu 3/14, Trinity Irish Dancers. Fri 3/15, Mather High School Orchestra. 312-346-3278.

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