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A VERY SENSITIVE DEVICE performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, 11 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

ANDERSON COUNCIL Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ANJB3 performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

PAUL ANKA Sun 4/14, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ARBOR AVENUE STATION Free in-store performance. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3539 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-443-8160.

BETA BAND All-ages show. Thu 4/18, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BILLY BRAGG & THE BLOKES, BLACK 47 18 & over show. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BRUNER & BAY perform as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Thu 4/18, 10 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & NANCY DAVIS BOOTH Fri 4/19, 8 PM, and Sat 4/20, 5 and 8:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CHEMICAL BROTHERS, PAUL OAKENFOLD, SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, JIMMY VAN M 18 & over show. Sat 4/20, 7 PM-2 AM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL CHERTOCK Piano performance and discussion as part of the program "A Night at the Movies." Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Arcada Theatre, 12 S. First Ave., Saint Charles. 630-584-3378.

CHICAGO STUDIO OF PROFESSIONAL SINGING performs works by Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Porter, Berlin, Sondheim & others at a dinner concert. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan. 773-764-5022.

CHOASH, PROSWELL, GHOST ARCADE perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Fri 4/12, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

COMMONBOND Sun 4/14, 7 PM, the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-748-2880.

CRAQUE performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Thu 4/18, 11:30 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

DEKAM performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performances. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

DRUNKEN MONKEE, WORLD FAMOUS, THUMP, JAMEISHA TRICE, DJ SPIDER perform at "Fashion Euphoria." Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 62 E. 11th. 312-344-8134.

FIVE FOR FIGHTING, WAYNE All-ages show. Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

FOUND OBJECTS, QUANTAZELLE, KUATURO FUKUI perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Sat 4/13, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

DEBBIE FRIEDMAN Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Temple Beth El, 3610 Dundee, Northbrook. 847-205-9982.

REBECCA GATES, SERVICE ANXIETY, RABBIT RABBIT, DJ THIN LIZZY perform at a benefit party for Venus Zine. Sat 4/13, 9:30 PM, the Syndicate, 1551 W. Thomas. 773-227-9083.

JOHNNY GILL & DOTTIE PEOPLES perform "A Fool for Love." Fri 4/12, 8 PM, and Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GOV'T MULE, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART 18 & over show. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

PATTY GRIFFIN, MICHAEL FRACASSO All-ages show. Wed 4/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PATTY GRIFFIN Free in-store performance. Wed 4/17, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

NEIL HALSTEAD See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Mon 4/15, 7 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3539 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-443-8160. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

HEXSTATIC performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performances. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK, MIKE VIOLA All-ages show. Tue 4/16, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

THE IDEA Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

IDES OF MARCH Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

INDIGENOUS, DJ HELLO KITTY Benefit for the Field Museum of Natural History. Thu 4/18, 6 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-559-1212.

ALEX KISLITSYN, SINUOUS perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Fri 4/19, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

STEVE KOUBA performs keyboards and guitar as part of Frump Tucker Theatre Company's performance of Trust. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

LA DEUCE performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, midnight, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

L'ALTRA performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 11 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

PATTY LARKIN, GREG BOERNER Concerts for a Cause benefit concert for Lazarus House. Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

MARTHA'S TROUBLE Free in-store performance. Sun 4/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

RON MAZUREK performs in "Electronic Encounters" with video by Gregg Biermann as part of Pulse 2002. Sat 4/13, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

JOHN McENTIRE, JOHN HERNDON, CASEY RICE, CGC, JORDAN BENWICK, RDIE perform as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MERKABA performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, 1 AM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

METALUX performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Thu 4/18, 8 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MOXON'S MASTER, FLASHBULB perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Sat 4/20, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

NATURALLY SEVEN Free concert. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Founders Lounge, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3230.

NUDGE performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 1 AM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

O'JAYS, DRAMATICS, TEMPTATIONS REVIEW WITH DENNIS EDWARDS Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

OPEN MIKE Sat 4/13, 7 PM, True Right Church, 311 E. 95th. 773-468-6006.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

OVT VISUALS, ANIMAL CHARM, SCOTT GIBBONS, DAVE FOSS perform as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Thu 4/18, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

PAL:NDROM performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

PULSEPROGRAMMING performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Sat 4/20, midnight, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

QUANTAZELLE performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Thu 4/18, 11 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

STEPHEN RADER Sun 4/21, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

SALVO BETA performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Thu 4/18, midnight, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

MARTIN SEXTON 18 & over show. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES, EX-GIRL, DJ SCARY LADY SARAH Sun 4/21 (sold out), 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Ozomatli opens Fri 4/12; Keller Williams opens Sat 4/13. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 6:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

TELESEEN, APRIL NOISE, ART JONES perform as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

TENACIOUS D, HOME TOWN HERO, CHESTNUT STATION All-ages show; sold out. Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performances. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

TURKIES DUNN, ROB REID & JASON BRAUN No cover. Sun 4/14, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 618-670-8933.

TV POW performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Thu 4/18, 6 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

YASGUR'S FARM FOLK 'N' ROCK BAND Sat 4/20, 7 PM, VFW Cantigny Post, Horseshoe Dr. & Black Rd., Joliet. 815-722-5398.

PETE YORN, ELBOW Sold out. Thu 4/18, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Beulah, Mazarin, Happy Supply. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Ee, Dan Littleton, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift, Chiyoko Yoshida. Tue 4/16, 9 PM, Neil Halstead (see Critic's Choice), Andrew Bird, Sid Hillman. Wed 4/17 and Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, Buzz Kilman, John Spiegal. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Super Furry Animals, Cex. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Von Bondies, Soledad Brothers, American Boyfriend, Last Vegas. Sun 4/21, 2 PM, benefit for Jimmy Erskine with Bad Examples, Betsy & the Bone Shakers, Dick Holiday, Nicholas Tremulis, Remainders & others; 10:30 PM, Bill Mallonee, Love Scene. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Mpulse spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Fri 4/19, 7 PM, 40 Hour Sunday. 773-348-5100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/19, John Boda. Sat 4/20, Patchouli. 630-778-9090.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Sat 4/13, 9 PM, Tom Carey Band. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike with Paul Allodi. Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Dave Anderson & the I-Lites. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 4/12, Woggles, Bleed, Lords of the Altamont. Sat 4/13, Pudder Project, Boda, Segway. Sun 4/14, Third Person, Sag Town Hustlers. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/16, Blue Judith, Maya. Wed 4/17, Blue Nova, Athletic. Thu 4/18, Wayne Healy, Unibrow. Fri 4/19, 9 PM, "Nitelite for Kids" with Peelers, Geraldine, Drapes, Quasar Wut Wut (benefit for P.L.A.Y., Possibilities in Life: Art for Youth, and the Junior Committee of Pediatric AIDS Chicago). Sat 4/20, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Riviera, Siderunners. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Margie Stroud. 312-787-1300.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Blues Monks, Man From Fiery Hill, Strangers in Dreams. Sat 4/13, Relax Boy, Postfader, Jupiter. Sun 4/14, Crusterz, Resination, Shooting Blanks. Tue 4/16, Last Target, Ex-Thug Murder, A-Bomb Nation, Street Brats, Hotlips Messiah, Aakatas. Thu 4/18, Trapeze. Fri 4/19, Punching Grey, Tubuku, Paul Draws Blank. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Frank D'Rone. 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: Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Jason Narducy. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Dry County. Sun 4/21, noon, Linda Wiseman. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/20, Smokehouse. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/12, Liza & the Soulstars. Sat 4/13, 1000 Vertical Feet. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Thu 4/18, Family Style. Fri 4/19, New Math, Treologic Organ Theory. Sat 4/20, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Maria Hines with Vytis Nivinskas & Mark Wardo (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Uproar. Sat 4/13, Midnight Larry. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 4/19, Big Yield. Sat 4/20, Ragweed. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 4/12, 7 PM, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 4/19, Dave "Skip" Andersen. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Terata. Fri 4/19, Jane Doe. Sat 4/20, Animation (Rush tribute band). 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 4/14, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Mark Bose. Sun 4/21, Vaudeville Voyeurs, Shelley Miller. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Paul Allodi. 847-358-0200.

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Demilos, Vegetables. Fri 4/19, Thee Shams. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 4/14 and Wed 4/17, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 4/20, Riptones. Sun 4/21, Bosco & Jorge. 773-384-2547.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike for poets and musicians. 773-743-5650.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM on weekends. Sat 4/13, Dirty Dan Buck, Deluxury. 630-513-0074.

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: Saturdays, 8 PM, open mike for music and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/12, Pat McCurdy. Sat 4/13, Friends of Pete, Hat Guys. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 4/19, L.U.V., Eric Howell & the Implants. Sat 4/20, Peking Turtle, Josh Richter Band. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 4/13, 10:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Daily Bridge Club. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, X-Side. Sat 4/20, 10:30 PM, Rubber. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/12, Rubber, Overtone. Sat 4/13, Quantum Leep. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/19, Domestic Problems. Sat 4/20, Frawd, Soulfix. 847-541-4700.

CUCINA BELLA 1612 N. Sedgwick: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. 312-274-1119.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 4/12 and Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Tracy Adams; 10:30 PM, Jordan Simonson. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Charlene Brooks Trio. Sun 4/14 and Sun 4/21, 8 PM, Sara Davis; 10 PM, David Balsi. Thu 4/18, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3 performs music by Burt Bacharach & Hal David. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe & Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Sundays and Mondays, 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. Sat 4/13, DJs Tony & Tim. Sun 4/14, DJ Lexi. Mon 4/15, DJ Gregor spins punk rock. Tue 4/16, DJ Alex. Wed 4/17, DJ Billy D. Thu 4/18, DJ Tony. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Zwan, Frogs (sold out). Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Zwan, Sleeping at Last (sold out). Sun 4/14, 10 PM, Zwan, Impossible Recording Machine (sold out). Mon 4/15, 9 PM, Hellacopters (see Spot Check), Gaza Strippers, Scott Morgan's Powertrane. Tue 4/16, 9 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Andrew Kerr. Wed 4/17, 9 PM, Phunk Junkeez, Mix Mob, Face Planet, Gravelbone. Thu 4/18, 10 PM, J. Mascis, Hot Dog City. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Howling Diablos, Blackmaker. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Nine 24, Harmony Riley, 13 Flowers, Snaggs. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: Wednesdays, 11 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 4/12, Jack Straw. Sat 4/13, Lisa Rene Band. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/19, Spinshine. Sat 4/20, Alex & the All-Stars. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 4/13, Don't Ask. Fri 4/19, High in the Lower 80's. Sat 4/20, 7Deez. 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 4/12, Core, Nobody, Paul Allodi. Sat 4/13, Pat McCurdy. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thu 4/18, Crush (Dave Matthews tribute band). Fri 4/19, Mike & Joe. Sat 4/20, Underwater People, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-358-9150.

EDGE 147th & Cicero, Midlothian: Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-687-4244.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/13, the Nod. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/12, Silicone Honey, Release, Shifties. Sat 4/13, Big Bang Music Theory, Sean Wiggins, Big Daddy Roaches & Little Roach. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 4/15, 8 PM, "Ides of April" hosted by Lee Chestafeel, with Garden Foundation, DJ Alo & the Humans. Tue 4/16, the Effect, Odde, Bleeding Turnips. Wed 4/17, Ming, Silverbacks. Thu 4/18, MVP, Millimeters Mercury, Troy. Fri 4/19, Big Backyard, Nectar, Powder House. Sat 4/20, Penthouse Playboys, Holding Mercury, Marizen. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/12, the Blast. Sat 4/13, Chuckleheads. Fri 4/19, Remedy. Sat 4/20, DJs spin. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Pegboy, Dillinger Four, Arrivals. Sat 4/13, 9:30 PM, Cursive, Appleseed Cast, An Automotive, Rollo Tomasi. Sun 4/14, 7 PM, Frontier performs at a screening of found films with filmmakers Jeff Economy & Carolyn Faber; 9 PM, Sage Francis, DJ MF Shalem B, Edan the Humble Magnificent, Grand Buffet. Mon 4/15, 9:30 PM, Red Secretaries perform at a program of films presented by Discount Cinema. Wed 4/17, 9:30 PM, L'Altra, Nudge, Kate Simko. Thu 4/18, 9:30 PM, Brendan Benson & the Wellfed Boys (see Spot Check), Light FM, Italo. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Magas, Misty Martinez, Paul B. Davis, DJ Kevin Drumm. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, DJ Vadim, Russian Percussion with Yarah Bravo, Mr. Thing, Demolition Man. Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Robert Rich, Chris Connelly. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 4/13, Jen G. Sat 4/20, Tom Van Dorn. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 4/12, Tom Van Dorn. Fri 4/19, Amy Luetgert. 630-435-5288.

EZULI 1415 N. Milwaukee: Tue 4/16, 6 PM, Question, DJ Andy C. 773-227-8200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, His Pop Band. 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. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 4/12, 6 PM, Cursive, Appleseed Cast, God's Reflex, One Fifth Griffith. Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Strike Anywhere, Trial by Fire, Kill Pill; 5 PM, Mustard Plug, Logan's Loss, 500 Hats, Lizdezics; 10 PM, Hella, Xiu Xiu (see Critic's Choice). Sun 4/14, 5 PM, Sage Francis with DJ MF Shalem B, Edan the Humble Magnificent, Grand Buffet; 9 PM, Shiner, Schatzi, Ten Grand. Tue 4/16, 6 PM, Ann Beretta, Tomsawyer, Taking Back Sunday, Dutchmen, Westbury Squares. Wed 4/17, 6 PM, Candiria, Burnt by the Sun, Yakuza, Last Season. Thu 4/18, 7 PM, Colour Blue, Sparechange, All It's Worth. Fri 4/19, 7 PM, Written in the Sand, Silent Treatment, Eiffel, Potomac Accord, Moped Band. Sat 4/20, 7 PM, Wesley Willis, Captured by Robots, Beautys, Malade de Souci. Sun 4/21, 8 PM, TV Sheriff & the Video Ape, White Collar Crime, Animal Charm. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 4/16, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Andreas Kapsalis, Jamie Gallagher & Kotaro Seki. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Mabel Mabel. Sat 4/13, Gizzae, Time. 847-821-1234.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 4/12, Starch Martins. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Mondays, 8 PM, DJ Chris spins punk rock. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/12, Vandalias, Dorian Taj. Sat 4/13, Brother Noompsi, Los Maneros, Freeform Flows. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 4/15, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 4/16, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wed 4/17 and Thu 4/18, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Jim Wright & Mark Vornado; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 4/14 and Sun 4/21, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 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, Mark Farris. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 4/21, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 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, and Thu 4/18, 9:30 PM, Jen Porter (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. 773-871-4210.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Fly Williams. Sat 4/13, 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 4/12, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with New Duncan Imperials, Doug Roberson & the Swarays, Swinger, Ted Ansani Project, Violet Time, Evelyn Forever, Anderson Council, Freak City Soundtrack. 773-472-5139.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM; no cover. Sat 4/20, pianist Buddy Charles. 847-724-7171.

HAMILTON'S BAR & GRILL 6341 N. Broadway: Fri 4/19, 9 PM, benefit for WLUW with Scrounge for Change, Matics, Colossal, Blower. 773-764-8133.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/19, Trading Brains, the Vegetables. 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.

HEART & SOUL CAFE 253 Rand, Mount Prospect: Fri 4/12, 7 PM, 1000 Foot Krutch, Ace Troubleshooter, Justifide, Nifty Tom Fifty. Sun 4/14, 7:30 PM, Dennison Marrs, the Blamed, Sea & Ocean, Never Enough. 847-506-1024.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Greg Klyma. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, benefit for WLUW (see Spot Check) with Riptones, Jon Langford, Gary Stier, Red Star Belgrade. Sat 4/13 and Sun 4/14, 10 PM, Pullman (see Critic's Choice), Janet Bean & Concertina Wire. Mon 4/15, 10 PM, Edward Burch & Leroy Bach (no cover). Wed 4/17, 9:30 PM, Mecca Normal (see Spot Check), Clyde Federal (see Spot Check). Thu 4/18, 9:30 PM, Blue Noise Band, Palaxy Tracks. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, benefit for WLUW with Brother El, Mr. Perkins, SPO. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics; 12:30 AM, DJs Supreme Court, Qualiz & Quilty. Sun 4/21, 9 PM, benefit for Rape Victim Advocates with We Ragazzi, Blackbird, You the Ghost. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Thu 4/18, Remedy, Mirror Ball. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/13, Seven Day Run, LSD, Urban Decay. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Thu 4/18, Strangers in Dreams, Celestial Crum. Fri 4/19, Generations. Sat 4/20, Chris Shaffer & Shaffer Street, Family of Souls. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike with the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 4/14, 4 PM, "Sunday Songs" with Lucy Smith, Mari Anne Jayme. Fri 4/19, 9 PM, tribute to Gil Scott-Heron with Marvin Tate's D-Settlement and Family Tree. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Meisha Herron. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Maya. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Steve Roth & Sean Albrecht. Thu 4/18, Paul McKinney Band. Fri 4/19, Paul Allodi & Joe Sonnefeldt. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 4/17, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Wed 4/17, 9 PM, Paul Willaert. 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Sizzla, Turbulence. Wed 4/17, George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars. Thu 4/18, Soulive, N'Dambi. Fri 4/19, the Church, Red Elephant. Sat 4/20, Steve Kimock Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 4/14, Fada Wayne & the High Grades. Mondays, open mike. Tue 4/16, Etcetera. Sun 4/21, Sharissa, Indika. 312-266-2400.

JD MUGGS 437 S. Addison Rd., Addison: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 630-833-2570.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Mon 4/15, 9 PM, Junior (no cover). 773-645-3667.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/12, Seattle, Soulfix, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 4/13, Mike & Joe. Mon 4/15, Talib Kweli, Dirty, Moa Anhessa Sound System. Tue 4/16, Faceplant. Fri 4/19, Underwater People, Butterside Down. Sat 4/20, Crush. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3330.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Flapjacks, Trio Logic, the Deer. Sat 4/13, Nadas, the Charm. Fri 4/19, Cycle Something, Booda Velvets, Know Boundaries. Sat 4/20, Taboot, Blue Magoo. 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. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. Tuesdays, Rich Gonshak, Todd Harper, Victor Mariano. 773-665-1110.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Sober Dozi, Leroy Fix. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Radio Flyer, Calico Cats. Sun 4/14, 9 PM, Gelflings, Olde Style (no cover). Tue 4/16, 8 PM, Convulsions (no cover). Wed 4/17, 9 PM, Wingnuts, Stripped for Parts, Good Goddamns (no cover). Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Ensemble Exu, Milk Plow. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Joe Bigsley, Yes Men, Thrifty Nickel. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Monte Montgomery, Highway 9. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Wed 4/17, 8 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Vital Information. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Mofro. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, AB Positive, Helen Stellar, Morris Minors. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/20, Reveri. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Killer Stevens. Fri 4/19, Ric Murphy & the Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett tribute). Sat 4/20, Hurricane Blue. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/12, 6:30 PM, the Business, Strife, Rise Against, Pistol Grip; 11:30 PM, Flickerstick, Ruby Horse. Sat 4/13, 5:30 PM, Atmosphere, Heiruspecs, Aesop Rock (see Critic's Choice), Soul Position, Brother Ali, Qwel, DJs Mr. Dibbs, Deejaybird & PNS. Sun 4/14, 6:30 PM, Millencolin, Home Grown, Bombshell Rocks. Wed 4/17, 7 PM, Iced Earth, In Flames, Jag Panzer. Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Pound of Flesh, Bello, Meqqa, Chinese Downhill. Fri 4/19, 7 PM, Iomos Marad, Akbar, Athletic Mic League, Invincible, DJ Tone B. Nimble. Sat 4/20, 6 PM, Duvall, Ultimate Fakebook, Red Hot Valentines, the Ghost; 11 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress with Fred Wesley, Topaz, DJ Cappo. Sun 4/21, 6:30 PM, Q & Not U, Life at Sea, El Guapo, Troubled Hubble. 773-549-0203.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes Band. 847-259-9724.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, One Day Old, Valhalla. Sat 4/13, Thee Lordly Serpents, Dusy Kids. Tue 4/16, Robin Dean, Matt Ross Renegade Quartet. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 4/18, Megaphone Crooners. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/13, David Olney, Bucky Halker. Mon 4/15, C.D.O., Shake. Wed 4/17, 9 PM, Sean Wiggins, the Push. Thu 4/18, Wan Afrika. Fri 4/19, Big Hello, Glowbugs, Stall. Sat 4/20, Your Dad, John Whitney, Digs. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Woolworthy, Rock Star Club, Swizzle Tree, Stories for Boys. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute), Bobby Stratosphere & the Blood Club, Almighty Rogers. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tue 4/16, 9 PM, Bible of the Devil, Knife of Simpson, Redneck Exorcist. Wed 4/17, 9 PM, Sour Deluxe, Cold Memory, Cyrcle. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Freekbass, Junbug. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Cells, Thee Shams, Diplomats of Solid Sound; Helicopter Helicopter (late set). Sun 4/21, 9 PM, Princess Superstar, Bumpus. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Underwhelmed, Panic 12:52, Dark Ritual, Dyception. Sat 4/13, Maggie Speaks, Finneus, Quarterturn. Sun 4/14, 4 PM, Detour, Ransom for Many, One Step Behind, Pottifer's Penny, AKA. Fri 4/19, Dust for Life, Neotribe, Life Without. Sat 4/20, Whiskey Road, S&M, Pantheon. 708-756-0600.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Off Broadway. Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Jefferson Starship with Paul Kantner & Marty Balin. 708-388-8881.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome (no cover). 630-782-9091.

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.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Sat 4/13, Rock Bottom. 773-267-5197.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Emitter, Drop, Stigma Doll, Bunker Hill, Grind Box (benefit for the Rainbow Foundation). 847-428-0562.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/13, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/12, Grickle Grass. Sat 4/13, Land of the El Caminos, System & Station, Room 101. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Thu 4/18, Planck Length, Ometetl. Fri 4/19, Chi-Town Reggae. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 4/18, Turnstyles. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Patty Elvis Band. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/13, Arthur Lee. Sat 4/20, Matthew McBride. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/12, Matthew McBride. Sat 4/13, Steve Roth & Nikki Alvarez. Fri 4/19, Shawn Hutchings. Sat 4/20, Paul Allodi. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Milk at Midnight, the Motion, Planck Length, No. Sat 4/13, Three Dollar Bill, Sixty-Eights. Sun 4/14, 10 PM, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Microwaves, Xoca. Mon 4/15, Ee. Tue 4/16, Eric Kmiec Quartet, Off Yourself, Sand Which Is, Kill Devil Hills. Wed 4/17, Blackbirds, Speed of Light, V. Sirin, Throttlerod. Thu 4/18, Parts Missing, Wicketran, Ayndrone. Fri 4/19, Tuffets, Returnables, Negligents, Doombuggy. Sat 4/20, Secret Agent Bill, Fighting 407's, American Plague. Sun 4/21, 10 PM, Bosco & Jorge, Collection of Colonies of Bees. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. 773-927-6073.

Q NIGHTLIFE 358 W. Ontario: Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Miss Kimm. 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/13, King Candy, Joe Irizarry. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Wed 4/17, Mil Mulliganos, Sparkplug Sanjay. 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, Arturo Santana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Philips. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic. 312-640-1000.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Sat 4/13, 4 PM, Amazing Journey (the Who tribute band). 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Of Montreal, Marshmallow Coast, Songs: Ohia (see Spot Check), Early Day Miners. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Sadies (see Spot Check), Cash Audio, Jon Langford. Sun 4/14, 9 PM, Webb Brothers, the Reputation. Mon 4/15, 8 PM, Hundo, Stolie. Tue 4/16, 9 PM, Hayden (see Spot Check), Mark Federighi. Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Cary Hudson, Cedarcase. Fri 4/19, 10:30 PM, Bare Jr., Starch Martins. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, John Peacock Pop Quintet. Sun 4/21, 7 PM, benefit for the New Millennium Theater Company with Airport Lounge, Strange Friends. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/13, Jostelen Weed. Sat 4/20, Naughty Boy Jack. 630-372-2900.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Sat 4/13, 9 PM, Mark Snell. Sat 4/20, 8:30 PM, Jeff & Janis. 847-329-0478.

602 NORTH 602 North, Chicago Heights: Sat 4/13, 11 PM, We R (no cover). 630-790-6100.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Thu 4/18, 10 PM, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Greg Davis, Casey Rice & Ethan Clauset (program includes video and film). Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Kapotte Muziek, Goem. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

60 WEST, AMERICAN GRILL 950 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Nanuco. Fri 4/19, Jeri Rite. Sat 4/20, Kreflo. 847-549-6111.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 4/20, 10 PM, We R. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: Sun 4/14, 11:30 PM, Fabulous Disasters with Spider & Rimshot. 773-549-4140.

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

STREGA NONA 3747 N. Southport: Italian restaurant. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Bob Burger-Zellinger (Frank Sinatra tribute), DJ Tito Renghini spins R&B. 773-244-0990.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 4/12, Starcandy. 773-278-6600.

T. PATRICK MURPHY'S 9953 Southwest Hwy., Oak Lawn: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/13, Fuzz. Sat 4/20, Shortcuts. 630-495-1171.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/13, Smokestack. Sat 4/20, Serilian. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Nicholas Barron. Sun 4/21, 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: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Sexual Chocolate. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 4/12, Eric Hansen, Micki Croissant. Sat 4/13, Melaniejane, Wendy DeBias. Sun 4/14, Jim Marlowe, Danzig & Woolley, Jay Mathes. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 4/16, Katie Todd. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 4/18, Jory Nash. Fri 4/19, Brenda Weiler, Jenny Bruce, Amy Speace. Sat 4/20, 6 PM, Charlie Strater; 8 PM, Cathy Braaten, Nancy Walker, Martha's Trouble. Sun 4/21, Alex Dent, Julie Kryk, Jim Loftus. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Team Hoss. Sat 4/13, Head Down, 2GK, Panic 12:52. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Fri 4/19, Ceoxime, Things Outside the Skin, Sealed in Silence. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Free Beer. Saturdays, open mike. Fri 4/19, WBB Band. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/12, 5 PM, Rico; 9:30 PM, Gizzae. Sat 4/13, Zeleke, Kojo. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 4/17, DJ Field Marshal. Thu 4/18, Rico. Fri 4/19, Aswah Greggori, Andrea. Sat 4/20, Rising Lion, RSB. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/12, Cedarcase, Lush Budgett, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 4/13, Delafields, Jeff & Vida, Cantina. Wed 4/17, Heartsfield. Thu 4/18, Jesters, Drawing a Blank. Fri 4/19, Frank Catalano Band, Buddha's Belly. Sat 4/20, Heartsfield. 773-929-1300.

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ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Dujuan. 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 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 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, DJs Christopher Robin & John Jackson. Sundays, DJ Chester spins pop and alternative. Mondays, DJs spin synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini spins progressive house. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 4/12, DJs Fuel & Frankie Vega, Steve Melvage. Sat 4/13, DJ Harry the Blade, Steve Melvage. 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. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wed 4/17, Facs & B-Key, Storm, MC Kid Entropy, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Form. 773-384-0701.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays and until 5 AM Saturdays. 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.

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 Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 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, Sacrilege with DJ Toast. Thursdays, DJ Odd. 773-878-8241.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 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, DJ Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. 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 spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/12, Gene Farris, Greenskeepers, the Reverend, DJ Hiroki. Saturdays, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure, DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/15, 10 PM, "Play" with Joshua Eustis. 773-489-6457.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, on three levels. Thursdays, DJs Uncle Milty and Danny the Wildchild spin drum 'n' bass. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 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: Sat 4/20, 10 PM, DJ Vadim, Russian Percussion with Yarah Bravo, Mr. Thing, Demolition Man. Sun 4/21, 10 PM, "Big Up!" with DJ Jeff Silverman, DJ Phillip Lehman, DJ 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.

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.

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. 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.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/12, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ A+, DJ Kidd. Saturdays, 11:30 PM-5 AM, DJs Whoski & Derek Flaum spin house music in the Foundation Room (Sat 4/13 with DJs FLX & Julius the Mad Thinker). 312-923-2035.

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. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Tue 4/16, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. 773-549-0203.

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: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phantom. 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.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fridays through Sundays, DJs spin in Club Bleu after 10 PM. 708-756-0600.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (5 AM Saturdays). 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, 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 4/12, Ron Carroll, Teddy Douglas, Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Fri 4/19, Mazi, Rick Preston, Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/12, Advent, G-Flame, Archetype, Josh Werner, Marco Katic, Mani Miglani, DJs Diz, Jesse de la Pena, Damien Johnson, Julius the Mad Thinker & Cedric. Sat 4/13, John Acquaviva, John Curley, Keith Swiat, Hiroki & Mark Centennial. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos & Agent 47. Thu 4/18, Nick Warren, Jody Wisternoff. 312-733-6699.

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

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Paul Norman, Mista Mashup & Liquid G-zus. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & Julius the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK 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, DJs spin hip-hop. Saturdays, 7 PM-7 AM, DJs Justin Long & Sativa spin house. Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs Sadar, Lee Collins, Rusoul & Richie Rich spin disco, house, underground, funk, and soul; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norm 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 4/12, DJ Colette, Devo. Sat 4/13, DJ Heather, Brett Haynes. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth, ethereal, and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and New York punk & new wave. Thu 4/18, Danny the Wildchild, Illegal Operation, Glyde. Fri 4/19, Marques Wyatt, Darrell Woodson. Sat 4/20, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Matty. 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, DJs 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, 8 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJs spin reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, Refried Beats with the Mass Transit DJ Crew (no cover). Sundays, Form & DJ 8. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Tom spins rock. Thursdays, DJs RB & Ronnie. 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 4/19, DJs Taj, Casper, Dissolvent, Klute, Focus, Kevin Cunningham, Tremulent & J Initial, Dr. Groo, Ruckus & MC Blackeye. 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. 847-969-1602.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, DJ Uncle Milty. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

AILEEN & AIDAN Free Celtic music concert. Fri 4/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ALTAN, LIZ CARROLL Sat 4/20, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BEATS SETTIN' HOME Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171 or 630-964-4871.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700.

TERRY BREEN in a free concert. Tue 4/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BROOKS & DUNN, GARY ALLAN, DWIGHT YOAKAM, TRICK PONY, CHRIS CAGLE Sat 4/13, 5:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

CLARKE BUEHLING & THE SKIRTLIFTERS Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

CENTURY CELTIC ENSEMBLE Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

FIDDLERS 4 with Michael Doucet, Bruce Molsky & Darol Anger, and cellist Rushad Eggleston. Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN, JUDY & KEITH Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

ANNE HARRIS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747.

JOE HIGGINS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, JIM SIMONIS, SUSAN URBAN, STEVE & SYLVIA FRANCOIS, MOOSE RIVER, KAREN MOONEY, LISA KANE, JERE STORMER Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

ANTHONY KEARNS Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Saint Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-1416.

SUE McCLELLAND Free concert. Fri 4/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

RICHARD SHINDELL, KATE RUSBY WITH JOHN McCUSKER & ANDY CUTTING See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/12, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Sat 4/13, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

WEAVERMANIA performs a tribute to the Weavers. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Nathan Manilow Theatre, Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood, Park Forest. 708-747-0580.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sun 4/14, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Firehouse String Band. 630-778-9090.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Hardtimes. Sun 4/14, 7 PM, Hillbilly Roundup with Kent Rose & the Haunted Hearts. 312-226-6666.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Mayflys. Fri 4/19, Fallen Angel. 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 4/12, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Sun 4/14, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Gerard Haughey. Fri 4/19, 9:30 PM, Fair Play. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sun 4/21, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. 708-687-9323.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 4/21, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, Gus Friedlander & friends. 773-878-3343.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Paddy Go Easy. Sat 4/13, Dooley Brothers. Fri 4/19, Brendan Loughrey & Pat Finnegan. Sat 4/20, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/12, 10 PM, Dale Watson (see Critic's Choice), Trent Summar & the New Row Mob. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, J.D. Crowe & the New South, Special Consensus. Thu 4/18, 8:30 PM, John Renbourn. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/13, Sandy Andina. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 4/17, Jim Musker & friends. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Velvet Green. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Fri 4/19, Sullivan Brothers. 847-724-7171.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session; 8 PM, Gareth Woods. 773-883-0304.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Wednesdays, 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.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Sundays, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-645-3667.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 4/21, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 9 PM, St. James Gate. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Fri 4/19, 9 PM, Salthill Mines. Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/15, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare & Ged Foley (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Friedlander & Hall, Doug Lofstrom. 815-338-5164.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Celtic Clann. Sat 4/13, Joey Edwin. Fri 4/19, Donnybrook. 630-941-7100.

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. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wed 4/17, 8 PM, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jeff Lang. Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, Stephen Fearing. Sat 4/20, 7 PM, Toshi Reagon Trio, Brenda Weiler. 773-525-2508.

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 4/5, Rachael Davis. Fri 4/12, Danzig & Woolley. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ARBOR AVENUE STATION Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

DA FELLAS Free admission. Sat 4/20, 10 AM-noon, Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island. 312-742-4907.

GUY DAVIS Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE performs at "After Hours" museum tour and party. Thu 4/18, 5:30-8:30 PM, ballroom, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000.

JOHNNY GILL & DOTTIE PEOPLES perform "A Fool for Love." Fri 4/12, 8 PM, and Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 4/20, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

FRANK RAVEN BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3232 Lake, Wilmette. 847-256-3220.

WOOD & WIRES Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. Fri 4/19, 9 PM, Dave Specter Quartet. 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 4/12, Sat 4/13, and Mon 4/15, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/16, John Primer Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Eddy Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 4/16, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Nellie Travis. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 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 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Mon 4/15, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/16, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wed 4/17, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 4/18, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Fri 4/19, Lucky Peterson. Sat 4/20, Howard Scott & the World Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 4/14, noon, Eric Noden. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ruby Harris. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/12, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Carey Bell, Big G. & the Real Deal. Sat 4/13, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden; 10 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Wailin' Walter & the Blues Screamers. Sun 4/14, Joanna Connor. Mon 4/15, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 4/16, Maurice John Vaughn. Wed 4/17, Marty Sammon Band. Thu 4/18, Eric Culberson. Fri 4/19, 5 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Sonny Rhodes, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. Sat 4/20, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 10 PM, Tab Benoit, Matthew Skoller. Sun 4/21, 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.

CAFE EXPRESS 615 Dempster, Evanston: Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Joe Bella (tribute to Muddy Waters). 847-864-1868.

CAFE PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Sat 4/13, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

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

CARTON'S LOUNGE 21 E. Chestnut: Fridays, midnight, Bobby Holiday. 312-664-5512.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/12, Biscuit & the Mix. Fri 4/19, Bob Margolin. Sat 4/20, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

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

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Willie Kent & Bonnie Lee. Sat 4/13, Rockin' Johnny. Fri 4/19, Little Arthur Duncan & the Backscratchers. Sat 4/20, Ken Saydak Band. 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.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Joe Bella (tribute to Muddy Waters). 773-973-2233.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/19, 9:30 PM, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Sat 4/20, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 4/19, Joe Moss Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 4/13, Phil Guy & the Chicago Blues Machine. Sat 4/20, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 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 on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland, Calumet Park: Mon 4/15, 7 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 708-385-3100.

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 4/13, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 4/16, 8:30 PM, Pistol Pete & Jimmy Burns (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 4/20, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sun 4/14, 6 PM, benefit for Growing Home with Erwin Helfer, Detroit Junior, Les Brown, Katherine Davis & others. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/12, 9 PM, 8 Hands on 88 Keys with Barrelhouse Chuck, Erwin Helfer, Detroit Junior, and Pinetop Perkins. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 4/12, Jimmy Burns. Sat 4/13, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/16, Blue Mirror Band. Wed 4/17, Maurice John Vaughn. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 4/13, Vino Louden. Fri 4/19, Preston Shannon. Sat 4/20, Donell Jones, Preston Shannon. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/12, Patrick Doody Group. Fri 4/19, Steve Arvey & the Outsiders. 708-389-7810.

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. 708-547-1456.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 4/12, John Primer. Sat 4/13, Carl Weathersby. 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. 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. 773-493-3477.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Saturdays, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. & friends. 773-989-4569.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 4/13, 10 PM, Steepwater. Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Lindsey Alexander. Sat 4/20, 9:30 PM, Keith Scott Band. 630-446-4001.

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

NEW IMLA LOUNGE 1116 W. 51st: Mondays, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 773-373-3841.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/13, Rhythm City. Sat 4/20, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Ray "the Flame" Sucash, Biscuit Miller, and Moe T. (Mon 4/15 with Jimmy Johnson.) Thu 4/18, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Little Johnnie & the Unknown Blues Band. 708-756-0600.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 4/16, 8:30 PM, Dave Specter Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/12, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 4/13, Ken Saydak Trio, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 4/12, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 4/13, Carl Davis Band. Wed 4/17, Roy Hytower. Fri 4/19, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 4/20, Woody Johnson. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Geneva Red. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/12, Matthew Skoller Band. Sat 4/13, Matthew Skoller & Little Smokey Smothers. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 4/17, Eddy Clearwater. Thu 4/18, Johnny Marshall Band. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Mississippi Heat. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 4/12, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 4/13, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 4/19, Eddie Taylor Jr., Detroit Junior. Sat 4/20, Kinsey Report. 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. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/12, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 4/13, Vance Kelly. Fri 4/19, Joanna Connor. Sat 4/20, Maurice John Vaughn. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays and Fri 4/19, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 4/20, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith & the Ice Cream Men. 773-772-6656.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sat 4/20, 6 PM, Charlie Strater. 773-929-3680.

jazz

concerts

APRIL ALOISIO, ALEXANDRA BILLINGS, KATHERINE DAVIS, EUGENIA ELLIOTT, CHRISTIANA MOFFA, JOANIE PALLATTO, LINDA TATE with pianist Sparrow and guitarist John Paris; free in-store performance. Sat 4/20, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

JEFF BELLA QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

FARUQ Z. BEY & THE NORTHWOODS IMPROVISORS Free concert. Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & NANCY DAVIS BOOTH Fri 4/19, 8 PM, and Sat 3/20, 5 and 8:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs The Music of Woody Herman. See Critic's Choice. Wed 4/17, 7 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6245.

JOANNA CONNOR Free concert. Tue 4/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAYNARD FERGUSON & THE BIG BOP NOUVEAU BAND Sat 4/13, 8 PM (Thornridge High School Jazz Ensemble opens), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222. Sun 4/14, 7 PM (College of Lake County Jazz Ensemble opens), Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

MAYNARD FERGUSON & THE BIG BOP NOUVEAU BAND, YOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED perform at a dinner dance and benefit for the Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders. Mon 4/15, 7 PM, Poretta's Banquets, 3718 N. Central. 630-968-3339.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA with Larry O'Brien and Kevin Sheehan. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

MARCUS JEFFERSON Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2520 Sycamore, De Kalb. 815-758-8771.

NORAH JONES Free in-store performance. Mon 4/15, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Big band dinner dance. Sun 4/21, 6:30 PM, Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling. 847-718-7700.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ INVITATIONAL under the direction of Don Owens, with Michael Kocour, Hans Sturm, Joel Spencer, the School of Music and National High School Music Institute jazz faculty, the Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble, and jazz bands from Elgin Larkin High School, Downers Grove North High School, and Naperville North High School. Thu 4/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA WITH JANICE BORLA Highland Park High School Jazz Band opens; benefit for Highland Park Community House. Sat 4/13, 7 PM, Midlane's Green to Tee Golf Dome, 2201 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Sun 4/14, 2:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Fri 4/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ST. CHARLES EAST HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Wed 4/17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs music by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, and Oliver Nelson; benefit for music scholarships to Saint Xavier University students. Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

LINDY THOMAS with pianist Boris Marques; free admission. Fri 4/19, 7 PM, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan. 312-742-7871.

MALACHI THOMPSON FREEBOP BAND WITH GARY BARTZ performs following Olive-Harvey College's 25th annual Black Studies Conference. Wed 4/17, 9 PM, Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn. 773-291-6280.

TREEHOUSE PROJECT Free in-store performance. Sat 4/13, 3 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

VIBES with performance poet Gary Mex Glazner performs as part of Beatfest 2002 (tribute to the Beat Generation). Sat 4/20, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

AARON WEINSTEIN WITH THE NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, New Trier High School, 385 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 847-784-6701.

WHEATON COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Tue 4/16, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

JIMMY WRIGHT QUARTET Free concert and jam session with Ishma Durah & others. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Maywood Park, 8600 W. North, Maywood. 708-344-4740.

JOHN ZORN'S MASADA, MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA Fri 4/19, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

jazz

clubs

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

ANDIE'S 5253 N. Clark: Restaurant. Mon 4/15, 6 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Bob Long. 773-784-8616.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/12, noon, Franz Jackson, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope, Dan Delorenzo & Peter Roothan; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/13, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 4/17, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 4/18, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 4/19, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Doug Hayes & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/20, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Charlie Johnson. Tue 4/16 through Sat 4/20, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Scott Holman. 312-787-1300.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 4/17, Lies/Jefferson Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 4/13, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/13, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. Thu 4/18, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Greg Kelley (see Critic's Choice) with Kevin Drumm, Kyle Bruckmann, and Weasel Walter. 773-463-0158.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Gina Gibson Quartet. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Les Walton Trio. Thursdays, Scott Stenten Duo. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain (no cover). 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.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 4/13, Don Saran Trio. Sat 4/20, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-435-5288.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 4/13, Dave Kuliba Band. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 4/14, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 4/17, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 4/21, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Left Bank Playboys. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Thu 4/18, 7:30 PM, John Mose Trio. 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 4/15, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. Fri 4/19, Grounded Trio. 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 4/13, Steve Evans Quartet with pianist Esteban Sehinkman. Wed 4/17, Michelle Moore & friends. Thu 4/18, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Fri 4/19, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 4/20, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. Sun 4/21, 10 AM, jazz brunch with pianist Tom Vaitsas. 773-262-5767.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Wed 4/17, 9:30 PM, Jackie Lee (no cover). 773-871-4210.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 4/21, 2 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 4/14, 9 PM, Don Walker Trio with Kathy Hogan (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 4/12, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, David Berkman Quartet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, David Berkman Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/14, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 4/17, 9 PM, Orbert Davis Sextet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/19, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Either/Orchestra; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Either/Orchestra; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/21, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 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. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Tue 4/16, 8 PM, Norah Jones. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 4/14, Ken Vandermark, Design Flaw. 773-935-2118.

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: Thursdays, 7 PM, Airborne (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 4/12 through Sun 4/14, Andrew Hill Quartet. Mon 4/15, 8 and 10 PM, John Fedchock with Chicago College of Performing Arts Orchestra & Chorus under the direction of Rob Parton (no cover). Tue 4/16 through Sun 4/21, Randy Weston 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.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill & John Moulder. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa performs "Is There Anything Going on Upstairs?"; 9:30 PM, Jade & Her Funk & Jazz Quartet. Sun 4/14, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mon 4/15, 8:30 PM, George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Jodie Christian & Scott Burns. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 4/17, 8 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotto. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 4/19, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Steve Blair. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Urban Project Trio; 3-7 PM, jam session hosted by Bruce Oscar Quartet. 630-571-3600.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Tue 4/16 and Thu 4/18, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Wed 4/17, 4:30 PM, Marshall Vente. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 4/12, 9 PM, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill with Hinda Hoffman. Wed 4/17, 7 PM, Don Saran Duo. Fri 4/19, 9 PM, Sonic Species. 630-446-4001.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). Sundays, 5-8 PM, Leon Keyes Jr. & Phriends. 630-325-2900.

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

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue (no cover). 630-782-9091.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Mondays, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20, Deep Blue. 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, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 4/14, Don Tisch Quartet. 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 4/12, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 4/13, 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 4/17, 8:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Thu 4/18, 8:30 PM, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 4/19, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, BMR4. Sat 4/20, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tue 4/16, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 4/17, Dave Flippo Trio. Sat 4/20, Ron Surace Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/12, Taku Akiyama Quintet. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. Thu 4/18, BMR4. Sat 4/20, Diatribe. 773-342-4738.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/12, 9:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. 312-467-1600.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fri 4/19, 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 4/21, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

60 WEST, AMERICAN GRILL 950 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/13, Kreflo. 847-549-6111.

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). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble (call 312-263-1649 for more information). 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: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. Sundays, 6 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-486-7427.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Thu 4/18, 9 PM, Kent Kessler, Jason Roebke Trio. 773-862-3616.

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 and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 2 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 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 4/12 and Sat 4/13, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Tue 4/16, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Gary Bartz. Wed 4/17, 47th Street Jazz & Poetry Revue with Zada Johnson & Alphonsia Maclin. Thu 4/18, Damian Espinosa Trio. Fri 4/19, Jeb Bishop Trio. Sat 4/20, Nicole Mitchell & Black Earth Ensemble. 312-791-9050.

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

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB WITH OMARA PORTUONDO Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

IRSHAD KAHN sitar, with Vineet Vyas (tabla). Sun 4/21, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 708-798-2025 or 708-747-4180.

SLAVIC PROJECTION FOLK ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 4/12, 11 AM, cafeteria, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 263.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, tropical beats, and Latin pop. 312-427-2572.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 4/19, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/13, 9 PM, Portuguese fado singer Mariza (see Critic's Choice); 11 PM, Chicago Samba. Wed 4/17, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque with Kalyan Pathak. Thu 4/18, 8 PM, Mahotella Queens. Sat 4/20, 2 PM, percussion and dance workshop with Gideon Foli Alorwoyie; 9 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie. Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Quetzal. 312-362-9707.

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.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo & DJ Johnny Rumba spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music; 10:30 PM, open mike. 773-545-7022.

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.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez. 847-969-1602.

classical

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO Andrew Schultze conducts a program of Renaissance music (Morales, Victoria, Lienas, Ortiz, Cabezon). Sun 4/14, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 312-409-7874.

BACH SOCIETY MUSICIANS (Bach, Handel). Sun 4/14, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider, conductor (Schutz, Easter Oratorio). Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College, Lisle. Sun 4/21, 7:30 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. 312-461-0723.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Gian Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and The Telephone. Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 8 PM, and Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

NICOLE CABELL AND BRIAN LEERHUBER soprano and baritone, perform with pianist Donna Brunsma at a luncheon benefit for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Sun 4/21, 1:30 PM, Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th. 773-493-7465.

PAWEL CHECINSKI piano (Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiev, Piazzolla, Liszt). Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with former Senator Paul Simon, narrator (Copland, Beethoven). Free admission. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-346-3278 or 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA Farobag Homi Cooper, conductor (Beethoven, Fuchs, Ippolitov-Ivanov). Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, tenor Kenneth Gayle, baritone Bruce Hall, the Chicago Children's Choir, and the Northwestern University Symphonic Choir (Schubert, Orff, Abels). Mon 4/15, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with violinist Midori and pianist Robert McDonald (Beethoven, Haydn, Chausson). Wed 4/17, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Zubin Mehta, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Nadja Michael, tenor Jon Villars, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Berlioz, The Trojans at Carthage). Wed 4/17, 7:30 PM, Thu 4/18, 8 PM, Fri 4/19, 1:30 PM, Sat 4/20, 8 PM, and Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin, with conductor William Eddins and others (Stravinsky, Bach). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLAREMONT TRIO in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Ravel). Wed 4/17, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in public rehearsal. Sat 4/13, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Carmen Helena Tellez, conductor, with the Pacifica Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, and others (Hartke, Radzynski, Adams). Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

STEVE EDWARDS AND PHILIP SIMMONS guitars (Carulli, Mertz, Sor, Granados, Falla). Sun 4/21, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-475-4819.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with pianist Rich Ridenour in a pops concert (Debussy, Gershwin, Joplin, and others). Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 4/20, 8 PM, and Sun 4/21, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS AND BRASS CHOIR in public rehearsal. Sun 4/14, 4:30-9 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7203.

LON ELLENBERGER countertenor, with soprano Kate Gray and others (Vivaldi, Bach, Handel). Sun 4/21, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-2542.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA with bass clarinetist Harry Sparnaay and tubaist Marc Unternaehrer (Wolman, Coleman, Zimmerlin, Schneider). Thu 4/18, 7 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ENSO STRING QUARTET (Schubert, Brahms, Mozart). Sun 4/21, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

EVANSTON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn). Tue 4/16, 8 PM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ELLIOT FISK guitar (D. Scarlatti, Paganini, Sor, Beaser, Barrios). Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/12, 12:10 PM, DePaul Clarinet Choir (Bouffil, Putz, Mozart). Fri 4/19, 12:10 PM, soprano Kimberly Jones with pianist Jeff Panko (Purcell, A. Scarlatti, Faure, Rachmaninoff, Brahms). 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

OSCAR GHIGLIA guitar, in a tribute to Andres Segovia. Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MATTHIAS GOERNE AND ERIC SCHNEIDER baritone and piano (Mahler, Brahms). Tue 4/16, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ANTIGONI GONI guitar. Sun 4/21, 4 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

HILL-MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR AND CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Fri 4/12, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUSAN HOFFMAN soprano. Sun 4/21, 5 PM, Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn. 773-667-1364.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Mark Peskanov (Brahms, Bernstein, Beethoven, Bruch). Sat 4/20, 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. Sun 4/21, 3 PM ("family-friendly matinee" with preconcert program at 2 PM), Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado, Frankfort. 708-481-7774.

KLANG See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

LAKESIDE PRIDE Thomas Kowalczyk, conductor (Grainger, de Meij, Grundman, Gregson, Prokofiev). Sun 4/21, 7 PM, auditorium, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-381-6693.

LINGUA MUSICA in free concerts. Mon 4/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Mon 4/15, 7:30 PM, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 773-764-0503.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY HONORS RECITAL features student singers and pianists. Fri 4/12, 7 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez, conductor (Hanson, Handel). Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-4019.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Brian Groner, conductor, with clarinetist Mary Payne (Vaughan Williams, Bartok, Rossini, Weber). Fri 4/12 and Sat 4/13, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHAMBER PLAYERS (Moszkowski, Brahms, Musczynski, Sowerby). Sat 4/20, 3 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP performs Thomas Breton's La Verbena de la Paloma. Free admission. Wed 4/17, Thu 4/18, and Sat 4/20, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-2636.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor, with pianist Jennifer Yeo (Debussy, Saint-Saens, Franck). Fri 4/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Levin, Beethoven). Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

MURRAY PERAHIA piano (Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin). Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with bass Douglas Anderson and soprano Linda Dayantis-Straub in a program of Bach cantatas. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. 773-248-4883.

DESIREE RUHSTRAT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, AND ELAINE FELDER violin, cello, and piano (Glinka, Waxman, Schoenfeld, Beethoven). Sun 4/14, 7 PM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LARA ST. JOHN violin (Beethoven, Rechtman, Prokofiev, Waxman). Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE (Brouwer, Pachelbel, Beethoven, Hindemith). Sun 4/14, 4:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Douglas Schneider, conductor. Free admission. Sat 4/13, 7:30 PM, St. Anne Church, 120 N. Ela, Barrington. 847-381-6959 or 847-985-0837.

HARRY SPARNAAY bass clarinet, in a free solo new-music concert (Yuasa, Weddington, de Man, Siegel, Ambrosini, Moss, Piacentini). Wed 4/17, 7 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

ABRAHAM STOKMAN, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, AND JULIA MILLER piano, violin, and guitar, perform music of local composers Kathleen Ginther and Robert Lombardo. Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MYKOLA SUK piano (Mozart, Liszt, Revutsky, Kolessa). Sun 4/14, 2:30 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with violinist Elmar Olivera (Saint-Saens, Bolcom, Shostakovich). Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

TAKACS STRING QUARTET with poet Robert Pinsky (Janacek, Barber, Britten, and others). Fri 4/12, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

TRIO A PIACERE (Mozart, Schubert, Bruch, Scriabin). Sun 4/21, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 773-294-1577.

TRIO LYDIA (Bach, Mozart, Sancan, Debussy). Sat 4/13, 2 PM, Saint James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 312-782-3532.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR, ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR, PACIFICA QUARTET, AND ROCKEFELLER BACH SOLOISTS Randi von Ellefson, conductor, with vocal soloists (Bach, Carissimi, Purcell). Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor, with French horn soloist James Smelser in a free concert (Villa-Lobos, Sousa, Reed, Zdechlik). Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Theater, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1044 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

DAWN UPSHAW soprano, in a benefit for Dominican University. Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6454.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Prokofiev, Beethoven). Sun 4/14, 3 PM, Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1502 N. Hoyne. 773-394-0423.

WHEATON COLLEGE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Fri 4/19, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat 4/20, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE Sat 4/13, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

GAIL WILLIAMS horn, with pianist Mary Ann Covert in a program of French composers. Sun 4/21, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

MEMBERS OF YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM OF CHICAGO OPERA THEATER in a free recital. Mon 4/15, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

YOUNG NAPERVILLE SINGERS Sun 4/14, 2 and 4:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-369-9679.

miscellaneous

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 4/13, Drumatics percussion ensemble. 630-778-9090.

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS performs a revue of popular show tunes entitled Sidetrack IV: Bottoms Up! Fri 4/12, 8 PM, and Sat 4/13, 5 and 8:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB ORCHESTRA, RIDGEWAY CONSORT RECORDERS under the direction of Fred Fischer. Sun 4/21, 3 PM, Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-534-3680 or 773-631-8274.

RALPH COVERT Children's concerts. Fri 4/12, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Mon 4/15, 10 AM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sun 4/21, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/20, 2 PM, percussion and dance workshop with Gideon Foli Alorwoyie. 312-362-9707 or 312-554-1133.

IVY HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4TH & 5TH GRADE CHORUS Free concert. Thu 4/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KIDS FARE: OPERA WITHOUT TEARS, MUSICAL THEATER WITH A SMILE Children's concert with Northwestern University students. Sat 4/13, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LINGUA MUSICA in free concerts. Mon 4/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Mon 4/15, 7:30 PM, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 773-764-0503.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 4/14, 11 AM and 4 PM, children's show with Justin Roberts. 847-869-0450.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 4/14, 4 PM, children's show with Nelson Gill. 773-525-2508.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 4/12, Saint James High School Choir. Mon 4/15, Roosevelt University Chamber Singers. Tue 4/16, Daniel Wright Jr. High School Show Choir & Eighth Grade Chorus. Wed 4/17, City Symphony Orchestra of Chicago and artists of the Velia Botti Opera Showcase (under the direction of Rudolph Macciocchio). Thu 4/18, Wheaton North High School Orchestra. 312-346-3278.

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