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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

DONNA ADLER Free concert. Wed 5/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

AFFLICTIONS, DEATHBEAM, MEANS, SIMPATICO, WILD BUNCH perform at WHPK's "Summer Breeze." Sat 5/18, noon-5 PM, quads, University of Chicago, 58th and University. 773-702-8289.

ANNE-MARIE AKIN Free in-store performance. Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

DEE ALEXANDER, UGOCHI NWAOGWUGWU perform as part of the free music and poetry series Voices of a New Black Millennium. Wed 5/22, 8:30

PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DANNY BLACK Free concert. Fri 5/17, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BOXSTEP Free in-store performance. Sat 5/18, 3:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

CALIFONE, ALAN SPARHAWK & MIMI PARKER, JON LANGFORD, REBECCA GATES, SINISTER LUCK ENSEMBLE, PAULINA HOLLERS, DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Benefit for the Chicago Waldorf School. Sat 5/18, 6 PM, Chicago Waldorf School, 1300 W. Loyola. 773-381-1327.

CLASSIC ROCK ALLSTARS with Mike Pinera, Dennis Noda, Jerry Corbetta & Peter Rivera. Fri 5/24, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

SUE CONWAY, DEE ALEXANDER, JOAN CALLASO, THERESA DAVIS, NANETTE FRANK, YVONNE GAGE, BERNARD MIXON & THE MOODS, VOCALPOYNT and others perform at a benefit for ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Mon 5/20, 6 PM, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

CRANBERRIES Sun 5/26, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

ROBERTA FLACK Benefit for the Walter Payton Cancer Fund. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 847-342-7469 or 312-559-1212.

FOURTH ROTOR, TOM SAWYER, HANDMADE perform at "Movieside 11." Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Hotel Kafka, 2736 W. North. 773-856-5220.

GUESS WHO Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LISA HEMMINGER, EDDIE TWO RIVERS and others perform as part of the "Word Gourmet" open mike. Wed 5/22, 7:30 PM, Guild Complex, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

MARIA HINES Free in-store performance. Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KID ROCK, ZWAN, TENACIOUS D, LOCAL H, STROKES, HOOBASTANK, OUR LADY PEACE, UNWRITTEN LAW, TRIK-TURNER, QUARASHI, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, EARSHOT, THURSDAY perform at Q101's Jamboree. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

DR. AL KOOPER & THE FUNKY FACULTY Sat 5/18, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE KOUBA performs keyboards and guitar as part of Frump Tucker Theatre Company's performance of Trust. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 5:30 and 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

LUCID DREAM ENSEMBLE performs as part of the symposium Art, Technology, and Spirituality, which features Suk-Jun Kim's audio installation Thinking Tree, Gary Kendall's sound installation Wayda, presentations, panels, and video. Sat 5/25, 9:30 PM, auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5802.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD, JAMES OTTO Sun 5/26, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BIZ MARKIE, BIG DADDY KANE, MC LYTE, SLICK RICK, DOUG E. FRESH, WHODINI Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

JAY MATHES Free in-store performances. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

SUSAN MAY & JOANIE PALLATTO with Bobby Schiff & Sparrow. Sun 5/19, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

MEGON McDONOUGH performs "An Interesting Bunch of Gals." Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, CHOCOLATE GENIUS All-ages show. Sun 5/19, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

O'REILLY FAMILY IN CONCERT II performs "Somebody to Love." Wed 5/22, 7:30 PM, studio theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-458-0822 or 773-327-6666.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421. Mon 5/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JOHN RESH, GREG GILLAM, STU HELM, VERNON TONGES perform at "Movieside 11." Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-856-5220.

SING YOURSELF SONDHEIM Sing-along and benefit for Pegasus Players hosted by Danielle Ferland. Sun 5/19, 3:30 PM, O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts, Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson. 773-878-9761.

DARDEN SMITH Free in-store performance. Fri 5/24, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

SYSTEMIC INFECTION, DEATH BY ROBOT, OBJECTS, MANHANDLERS, RED LIGHTS, COUGHS, FOURTH ROTOR, MASCOTTS, ZORRA perform at a benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center. Fri 5/17, 6 PM, Women in the Director's Chair, 941 W. Lawrence. 773-481-2452.

2 FROM 4 Free in-store performance. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

USHER, NAS, FAITH EVANS, MR. CHEEKS Fri 5/24, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

WAXER performs as part of "Peripheral Vision: Trans/Genderqueer Multimedia From Chicago," which also features videos, poetry, photography, and spoken word. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark. 773-769-3850.

WHISPERS, DELLS, MILLIE JACKSON, MANHATTANS WITH GERALD ALSTON, BLUE LOVETT Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 5/17, 10 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Earl, Sons of Jor-El. Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, John Vanderslice (see Spot Check), Constantines (see Spot Check). Thu 5/23, 8 PM, Indiepop Fest with Box-o-Car, Butterfly Child, David Singer & the Sweet Science, Tenki, Buddy Revelles. Fri 5/24, 8:30 PM, Indiepop Fest with Elf Power, Archer Prewitt, Hushdrops, Aloha, Love Scene, Masters of the Hemisphere. Sat 5/25, 8:30 PM, Indiepop Fest with Frisbie, +/-, Salteens, Mink Lungs, Manplanet. Sun 5/26, 8 PM, Indiepop Fest with the Anniversary, Detachment Kit, the Reputation, Happy Supply (18 & over show). 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Thu 5/23, Fabulous Frank & Dave. Fri 5/24, Red Pop Theory. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Thu 5/23, 9 PM, Red Pop Theory. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Mpulse spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. Mon 5/20, 9 PM, Halfway Jane. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. Thu 5/23, 9:30 PM, Guitarman Dave. 773-348-5100.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Sat 5/18, 9 PM, Holly McGuire. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 5/17, Hasil Adkins (see Spot Check), Tijuana Hercules, Boss Martians. Sat 5/18, Cheetah Chrome (see Spot Check), Baseball Furies, Reagan National Crash Diet. Sun 5/19, 7 PM, War Brides, Pono, Lank Fame. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 5/22, 9 PM, King of France, Miles of Empty, Tulip Sweet. Thu 5/23, Black Beauties, Sign Offs, Busy Kids. Fri 5/24, Mssr. Jeffrey Evans, Loraxx, Go Go Devils, Torturing Elvis. Sat 5/25, the Bomb, Mashers, Pinheads, Bitter Pills. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Phil Baron. 312-787-1300.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Tuesdays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Frank Raven. 773-435-0130.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Lone Star State. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Primo. Thu 5/23, 9 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 5/17, Del Mar, the Nod. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead Jam Night" with Terrapin Flyer. Mon 5/20 and Tue 5/21, the Slip. Fri 5/24, Olipso, Ancient Harmony. Sat 5/25, Even in Blackouts, Frank Catalano Band. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17, Country Funkins. Sat 5/18, Mojo Sapiens. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 5/24, Cedarcase. Sat 5/25, Third Degree. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 5/17, Shine On. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 5/24, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/17, 7Deez. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Fri 5/17, Construct/Destruct, Psykotropik. Sat 5/18, benefit for Fashion Brigade Records with Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Mark Bose, Kenny Mihlfried, Me & Z. Sun 5/19, Kotaro Seki, Andreas Kapsalis, J Gallagher. Sun 5/26, Lesley Scott & Amber Fairbanks, students of the Chicago Academy for the Arts. 773-348-8536.

CAJUN KITCHEN 1155 Golf, Rolling Meadows: Sat 5/18, 5, 6:30, and 8 PM, Mojo & the Bayou Gypsies. 847-290-5500.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17, Means, Mojo Skin, Spank. Sat 5/25, Phantom Three, Functional Blackouts. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/18, Riptones. Wed 5/22, Wild Ones. Fri 5/24, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 5/25, All Hat No Cattle. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Apartment, Stephanie Rearick, Radical Skin. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Pointy Teeth. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike for poets and musicians. 773-743-5650.

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

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs El Prieto, Alex Perez, Fantazma & Sombra spin Saturdays after 9 PM; live Latin rock bands in the Dirty Worm Room at 11 PM. Sat 5/18, Jaula. Sat 5/25, Nanuco. 773-489-9600.

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 5/17, Frawd. Sat 5/18, Jackson Rohm, Tasty Burger. Wednesdays, open mike. Sat 5/25, Opal Candy. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/18, Mystery Train. Sat 5/25, the Mix. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Core, Honey Tongue. Sat 5/18, 10:30 PM, Skinny, Rock Star Club, King Super. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Sofa King, Treeline. Sat 5/25, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe, Murph's Band. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/17, Underwater People. Sat 5/18, Remedy. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 5/25, Taboot. Sun 5/26, 9:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). 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 5/17, 8 PM, Sally Schleker; 10:30 PM, "Naked: the Music of Leonard Cohen" with David Balsi, Jeanne Croft, Matt Davis, Patty Morabito & Dan Stetzel. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, and Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Sally Schleker. Mon 5/20, 7 PM, Stephen Wallem with Beckie Menzie. Wed 5/22 and Thu 5/23, 8 PM, Jack Donahue (see Critic's Choice). Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Jack Donahue (see Critic's Choice); 10:30 PM, "Naked: the Music of Leonard Cohen" with David Balsi, Jeanne Croft, Matt Davis, Patty Morabito & Dan Stetzel. Sat 5/25, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/26, 7 PM, Jack Donahue (see Critic's Choice). In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 773-278-1830.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/18, Biff & the Waybacks. Fri 5/24, Matthew McBride Band. 847-605-9900.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, benefit for Wing & Groove Theatre Company with Abstract Giants (call 773-784-9416 for more information). Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 5/19, DJ Robin Elardo. Mon 5/20, DJ Gregor (tribute to Joey Ramone). Tue 5/21, DJ Alex. Wed 5/22, DJ Megan spins country & western. Thu 5/23, DJs Jason & Craig spin rock. Sun 5/26, DJ Andrew spins monster rock (tribute to Vincent Price). 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Wed 5/22, 4 PM, Tom Carey Band (tribute to Jimmy Buffett). 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Acumen Nation, Atombombpocketknife, Chris Connelly. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, the Lust, Gaza Strippers, Bottom, Monster Trux. Tue 5/21, 9 PM, Gaskit, Irma Garden, Torn. Wed 5/22, 9 PM, Knuckleduster, Overtone, Extra Credit Assignment, Gein Rock. Thu 5/23, 9 PM, Orange Goblin, Alabama Thunderpussy, Tummler, Behold! the Living Corpse. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Tracer, Land of the El Caminos, Houston, Assassins. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Mike Watt & the Jom & Terry Show, Grandpa's Ghost. Sun 5/26, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. 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. Fri 5/17, Generations. Sat 5/18, Flyte. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/24, Trilogy. Sat 5/25, Agent 86. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/17, Half Mad Poet. 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 5/17, Swing Crew. Sat 5/18, Mike & Joe. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 5/22, Banned Band. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 5/24, Voices, Big Bang Music Theory. Sat 5/25, Disonic, Nuisance, Life Without. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Aswah Greggori. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/17, Cycle Something, Butterside Down, Blues Monks. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Bill Quateman, Megon McDonough; 10 PM, Casolando, Chris Connelly, Joe Cassidy. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 5/20, Reverend Glasseye, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. Tue 5/21, Saturday Nights, Bleeding Turnips. Wed 5/22, Bizarro, Smoke Off Vinyl. Thu 5/23, MVP, Daniel James Band, Icarus Crash. Fri 5/24, Dreamana, Sister Child, Sober Dozi. Sat 5/25, Bumpus, Growing Nation. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/17, Souled Out. Sat 5/18, Don't Ask. Fri 5/24, Wanderlust. Sat 5/25, Big Witness. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Promise Ring (see Critic's Choice), Certainly Sir, Emily Shrine. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Weakerthans (see Spot Check), Light FM, Simpatico. Sun 5/19, 9:30 PM, Kid Koala, Phonograph Scientists, DJ Gigglebyte. Mon 5/20, 9:30 PM, Adamo, Viza Noir, Beeline. Tue 5/21, 9 PM, Wolf Eyes, Your Lord & the Infinite Soul Tribe. Wed 5/22, 10 PM, Luomo, Vladislav Delay (see Critic's Choice), AGF (see Critic's Choice). Thu 5/23, 9:30 PM, the Gossip (see Critic's Choice), Evil Beaver, Chromatics. Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Enon, Natural History, Bloodthirsty Lovers, Ex Models. Sat 5/25, 9 PM, DMX Krew, Bogdan Racynski, Ocuva, Cylob. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, 20 Miles, Bob Log III, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Toy Band. 773-973-2233.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 5/17, Amy Luetgert. Sat 5/18, Tom Van Dorn. Sat 5/25, Randy Amundsen. 630-435-5288.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 5/18, Mr. Myers. Wed 5/22, Paul Allodi. Thu 5/23, Aunt Janet. Fri 5/24, Only Sons. Sat 5/25, Chaser. Sun 5/26, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/24, Mental Image. Sat 5/25, Zuido. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 5/25, 7:30 PM, Jer Hollister. 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 5/17, 8 PM, Chicago Sound, Twin Haters, Murdered, Where the Moon Came From, Sear. Sat 5/18, 7 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, Who Club, Pirx the Pilot, From the Room. Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Weakerthans (see Spot Check), Track Star, Atari Star. Mon 5/20, 7 PM, Son Ambulance, Moped Band, Jet by Day, Monorail. Tue 5/21, 6 PM, Layman's Terms, Pilots Provided, Contender. Wed 5/22, 8 PM, the Gossip (see Critic's Choice), the Dishes, Chromatics. Thu 5/23, 6 PM, Littleman Complex, Crucial Unit, Duchamps Army. Fri 5/24, 6 PM, Tossers, Deals Gone Bad, Sidewinders, Vortis. Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Mogwai, Miighty Flashlight. Sun 5/26, 6 PM, Honor System, Story So Far, Ste. Catherines, Fourth Rotor. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Off Broadway, Helen's Promise, Aquavit. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Jimmy LaFave. Tue 5/21, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Muldoons. Thu 5/23, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman, Megon McDonough. Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Kevin Gordon Band, Switchback, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Tarbox Ramblers. 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 5/24, Mabel Mabel. Sat 5/25, Kojo. 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 5/17, Trippin' Billies. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/24, Harmony Riley. 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 5/17, Better Boyfriends, Leon Chance, Long Shots. Sat 5/18, Pre Pop Post, Feral Kids, Marij, Red Plastic Buddha. Fri 5/24, Prompt. Sat 5/25, Rotguts, Bonfire Express. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 5/17, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Michael McAssey. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Michael McAssey. Sun 5/19, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Mon 5/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, benefit for Season of Concern with Nan Mason, Honey West, Tom Michael, Suzanne Palmer, Robin Kay, Spider Saloff, Bill Underwood, Kari Howard, Audrey Morris, Bob Breuler, Suzanne Petri & Alexandra Billings. Tue 5/21, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 5/24, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, open mike with Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbaugh & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 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. Wed 5/22, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Thu 5/23, 7:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Fri 5/24, 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sat 5/25, 7:30 PM, Nakia Reynoso; 10 PM, Alex Tims. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 5/22, 9:30 PM, Lisa Hahn, Lyanna Figueroa (no cover). Thu 5/23, 9:30 PM, Heather's Damage. 773-871-4210.

GLENVIEW HOUSE 1843 Glenview, Glenview: Thu 5/23, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-724-7999.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17, Larry Myer. Sat 5/18, Halfway Jane. 773-549-9624.

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 5/17, Karma Sutra, Ripley Caine. Sat 5/18, Molasses, Saps. 773-472-5139.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Family of Souls. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Light FM, Tom Daily, Siderunners. Sat 5/18, 9:30 PM, Mansion (see Spot Check), Box Step, Cheree Jetton; 12:30 AM, Qualls, DJ Supreme Court & Pickle. Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Dag Juhlin, Jason Narducy (tribute to Pete Townsend). Mon 5/20, 10 PM, Cantina (no cover). Wed 5/22, 9 PM, Primordial Undermind (see Critic's Choice), Grimble Grumble, Davis Redford Triad (see Critic's Choice). Thu 5/23, 9 PM, Steepwater Band, Dan & Kev. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Round Ups. Sat 5/25, 9:30 PM, Meat Purveyors, Sally Timms; 12:30 AM, DJ La-Z Boi. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, open mike with Second Nature. Thu 5/23, Life Without, Jesus & the Devil, Wish. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sat 5/18, Mr. Blotto, Thrifty Nickel. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 5/23, Classic Brown, Downfall. Sat 5/25, Speargrass, Calico Cats, RCB. Sun 5/26, Rock Show (Beatle tribute), Chrome. 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.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Maya. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Thu 5/23, Cirrus Falcon. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thu 5/23, Randi Fox & Bobby Rex. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 5/23, Dave Andersen. 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Shane MacGowan & the Popes, Seanchai & the Unity Squad. Mon 5/20, 6:30 PM, Goldfinger, Riddlin' Kids, the Used. Tue 5/21, 6:30 PM, Something Corporate, Motor City Soundtrack. Wed 5/22, 9 PM, Baha Men. Thu 5/23, 6:15 PM, Gravity Kills. Fri 5/24, 7:30 PM, Brothers Johnson, Phat Phunktion. Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Leftover Salmon. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 5/17, E-Mics. Tue 5/21 through Fri 5/24, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 5/19, Black Star. Mondays, open mike. Tue 5/21, Carlos Cannon. Sun 5/26, Seefari. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/17, Maggie Speaks. Sat 5/18, Then Again. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 5/25, Finneus. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-477-3330.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/17, Segway, Big Backyard, Down the Line. Sat 5/18, Perv 54, Release, Rob Roy. Sat 5/25, Dash. 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. Tuesdays, Rich Gonshak, Todd Harper, Victor Mariano. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. 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 5/17, 10 PM, Magnaphonic, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Freak City Soundtrack. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, War Brides, Wreckin' Ball. Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Shifties, All Jive Aside (no cover). Tue 5/21, 8 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan, Goodwill Ambassadors. Wed 5/22, 9 PM, Lunar Breakdown, Unibrow (no cover). Thu 5/23, 9 PM, Ghettobillies, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Head Down, King Candy, Pousto. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Relax Boy, I Decline, Milk Plow. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Soulfix, Mer. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/17, 9:30 PM, Mabel Mabel, Anne Harris, Miga Trio. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Tue 5/21, 7:30 PM, Sheila Nicholls. Wed 5/22, 8 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 5/23, 10 PM, Cabaret Diosa, Mudita 4. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Chris Whitley, Darden Smith, Gary Stier. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Dr. Didg, Diplomats of Solid Sound. Sun 5/26, 8 PM, Bill Bruford's Earthworks. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Cornershop (see Critic's Choice), Radio 4, Jeffrey Lewis. Sat 5/18, 6:30 PM, Home Grown, Allister, Yellowcard, Logan's Loss. Sun 5/19, 6:30 PM, Sour Deluxe, South of Houston, Helen Stellar, Gypsy Fly. Wed 5/22, 8 PM, Monster Magnet, Dragpipe, Adarma, Buzzhorn. Thu 5/23, 9 PM, Woolworthy, Zen Darlings, Ness, Valet. Fri 5/24, 7 PM, Custom, Pound of Flesh, Monovox. Sat 5/25, 6:30 PM, Left Setter, Swidden, Illroot, F.O.S.; 11 PM, DJ Abel, Alan T & the Tepura with the Gus Giordano Dancers. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Stripping the Pistol, Audiovent, Synge, Exo. 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17, Joe Cantafio. Fri 5/24, Guitarman Dave. 312-655-0600.

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: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/18, Matthew McBride. 847-259-9724.

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

MULLEN'S 3527 N. Clark: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM. 773-325-2319.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17, Latest, Funk Lubricator, Rewound. Sat 5/18, Killie McGee. Sun 5/19, Freeform Sessions. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 5/23, Half Mad Poet, Alpha Dog, Cased. 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 5/25, 3:30 PM, Voices. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/17, Vortis, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Mid-States. Tue 5/21, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Vertigo. Wed 5/22, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Buddha's Belly. Fri 5/24, 5:30 PM, Bucky Halker (no cover); 10 PM, Sally Timms, Delafields, Cattle Queen. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 5/23 with Julie Scott, Robert McDonald). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Dolari, Stonefish, Blue Nova. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 5/24, 9:30 PM, Wes Hollywood Show, National Drag, Simpletons, Release the Kraken. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, benefit for WLUW with Slantwise, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Carbon 4, America's #1 Sweetheart, Sons of Jor-El, Janus. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Slackers, 3rd Eyelanders; Dirty MF & the Smoking Section (late set). 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 5/25, 3 PM, Dope, Macabre, Six, Skinless, Bludgeon, Smoke, Contraption 7, Shaded Gray, Orion 9, Imperial DLX, Slitheryn (all-ages show). 708-756-0600.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 5/18, 9 PM, V90, Radio Slave, Liquid Courage. 708-293-1837.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sun 5/26, 5 PM, Garden of Dreams, Yuppster, Flashbulb, I Decline (benefit for Daniel & Zorica Holmes). 708-388-8881.

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

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Nan Mason. Saturdays, Erin McDougald. 312-527-1010.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/18, Violet Time, Differents, New Brutalism. Sun 5/19, Michael Colombia. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 5/22, Citizens, Lava Lick. Thu 5/23, Metro Sessions Quartet. Fri 5/24, Fort Rile Dog, New Love Designers. Sat 5/25, Raven House. Sun 5/26, Sonnets, Junk Peddlers. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 5/23, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

POTATO CREEK JOHNNY'S 1850 Waukegan, Glenview: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/18, Tabasco Sound Kitchen. Sat 5/25, Oysters Rockefeller. 847-486-1007.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/18, Shawn "Hutch" Hutchings. Sat 5/25, Matthew McBride. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17, Matthew McBride. Sat 5/18, Paul Willaert. Fri 5/24, Paul Allodi. Sat 5/25, Shawn "Hutch" Hutchings. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/17, Hello Operator, Hysterics, Deadhounds, Terminous Victor. Sat 5/18, Treason Brothers, the Itch, No Good Heroes. Sun 5/19, Adam's Castle, Italo, Humpty Dumpster. Mon 5/20, the Effect, Half Stachon, Bananasac. Tue 5/21, Cemor Ram, Danger Adventure, Limbs Act More Like the Heart. Wed 5/22, Cock Robot. Thu 5/23, Paperbacks, Tuffets, Returnables, Kid Sniper. Fri 5/24, Runner, Arrivals, Tale of Genji, Dutchmen. Sat 5/25, Seconds, Thrall. Sun 5/26, Lying in States, Crush Kill Destroy, We Are Fearless Men, While They Slept. 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. Fri 5/17, Diatribe. Sat 5/18, Stories for Boys, Milk at Midnight. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Wed 5/22, Stevie Lizard. Sat 5/25, Shady Grove. 773-276-9730.

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

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

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.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 5/18, 10:30 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-423-1188.

ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY 1 W. Grand: Thu 5/23, 6 PM, Steel Head Steel Drum. 312-755-9339.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Mondays, 8 PM, Underground Motions with Khaaliq, X-Ray & Shawn. Tuesdays, Quarter Ounce & D.O.A. Wednesdays, DJ Boobe, DJ Roc, DJ Silk. Thursdays, Knomadz with DJ 3rd Rail. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/17, 7 and 11 PM, Umphrey's McGee. Sat 5/18, 7 PM, Joey Sweeny, Bill Ricchini, Chris Fuller; 10 PM, 764-Hero, Swearing at Motorists, Six Parts Seven. Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Caitlin Cary, Florence Dore, Mike Daly. Mon 5/20, 8 PM, Owen with Mike Kinsella, Scott Shellhamer, An Automotive; 10:30 PM, release party for the Breeders' Title TK (no cover). Thu 5/23, 9 PM, Indiepop Fest with Stars, L'Altra (see Spot Check), Utah Carol. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Richard Buckner with Penny Jo Buckner, Rebecca Gates, Winter Blanket. Sat 5/25, 5 PM, Indiepop Fest with Troubled Hubble, Paper Moon, Icicles; 10 PM, Mark Eitzel, Tim Easton. Sun 5/26, 8 PM, Indiepop Fest with Kleenex Girl Wonder, Aden, Currituck County. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/18, Boda. 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Alejandra & Aeron. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: Sun 5/19, 11 PM, Jupiter. 773-549-4140.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 5/23, 3:30 PM, Dave Wold, Jeff Taylor. 312-441-9334.

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. Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Good Goddamns, Redneck Exorcist, Bible of the Devil, Leroy Fix. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Deadly Dragon vs. Iron Neck Yardies. Thu 5/23, 9 PM, D'z Nutz, PCP, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, 3rd Eyelanders, Zzaje, Concept Ali, Divine Definition, DJ Form. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, J.U.I.C.E. Sun 5/26, 8 PM, "Leather Dance II" with DJ Chilly Winters. 773-278-6600.

T. PATRICK MURPHY'S 9953 Southwest Hwy., Oak Lawn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/17, Steepwater Band. Sat 5/18, Krew. Fri 5/24, Eat a Peach (Allman Brothers tribute). Sat 5/25, Bag of Tricks. 630-495-1171.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/18, Seville Row. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Nicholas Barron. 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: Sundays, noon-3 PM, Dylan Rice. 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 5/17, Jacobstone, Gabriel Reed. Sat 5/18, Nicholas Barron, Javier Mendoza. Sun 5/19, Martha Redbone, Rachel Sage, Psylus. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 5/21, Katie Todd. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 5/23, Jonathan Rundman. Fri 5/24, Chris Gilmartin, Jen Dainton. Sat 5/25, 6 PM, Margot Wagner; 8 PM, Jimbo Delta; 9 PM, Sunnyside Up. Sun 5/26, Leslie Nuss, Julie Frost, Dan Israel. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/17, Phenoms, Hope Kills Fear. Sat 5/18, Soulfix. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. 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.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17, DR86. Saturdays, open mike. Fri 5/24, Layman's Terms. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/18, Cover Girls. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/17, 5 PM, Twin City; 9:30 PM, Indika, Sister Maria. Sat 5/18, Stagalag, Dansika. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Field Marshal, Cojo. Thursdays, Zeleke. Fri 5/24, 5 PM, Rico; 9:30 PM, Flex Crew. Sat 5/25, Carl Brown. 773-327-4273.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Chicago Songwriters' Collective benefit concert with Mighty Joe Beatty, Sandy Andina, Michael Plischka, Herb Gaines, Rudy & Janet, Marcia Krieger, Nancy Antevski, Ron Hayden, Mark Buerschaper & others. 773-271-0401.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/17, 56 Hope Road, Matt Carter. Sat 5/18, Brad Peterson Band, Katie Todd Band, Dark Green Bottles. Mon 5/20, songwriter showcase hosted by Ralph Covert (no cover). Tue 5/21, Mr. Blotto, Mark Anderson Band. Wed 5/22, Groovatron. Thu 5/23, Halias, C.D.O. Fri 5/24, Freekbass, DJ Easy Go. Sat 5/25, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman, Megon McDonough; 10 PM, Seed Band. Sun 5/26, Mobile Chicken Party Unit, Vitamin A, Groovatron. 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: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Sun 5/19, 10 PM, DJs Samnation & Chad spin music by Prince. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Sun 5/26, 10 PM, DJ Nosmo. 773-348-4975.

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

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop. Sat 5/18, Shaka 23. Wed 5/22, DJs Bad Company, Glyde & Flipside spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Sat 5/25, Justin Long. 773-235-9100.

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

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

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 5 AM Saturdays, until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Eddie spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Sundays, DJs Eddie & Freddie O. Wednesdays, DJs Mr. D, Kosmo & Beezwax. Thursdays, DJ Izzi (no cover). 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 6 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 PM-3 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 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 techno, industrial, aggro, and synthpop 9:30 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, DJ Billy Seagrave, 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.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. 773-388-1877.

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 after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. Wednesdays, Reflections DJs spin "audiodiversity." Thursdays, Ken Sumka spins rock, pop, and alternative. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/17, DJ Gene Farris, DJ the Reverend, DJ Hiroki. Saturdays, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sun 5/19, 6 PM, Tracy Young, DJ Greg Drescher (benefit for the Hearts Foundation), DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 5/20, 10 PM, "Play" with Rob Hamilton. 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: 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 house and hip-hop. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, Sybian DJs spin house, techno, and trance. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 5/19, 9:30 PM, Kid Koala, Phonograph Scientists, DJ Gigglebyte. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays though Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. 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 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-587-8469.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Saturdays, 11:30 PM-5 AM, DJs Whoski & Derek Flaum spin house music in the Foundation Room. Fri 5/24, 11 PM, Seb Fontaine, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. 312-923-2035.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Scratch n' Sniff. Saturdays, Melting Pot with Mass Transit & Soulride. 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 Ben. Saturdays, DJ Frique & AM/PM. 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. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 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 nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. Saturdays, DJ Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays and Wednesdays, DJs spin rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin reggae. Thursdays, DJ Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

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.

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 and dancing nightly after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators hosted by Barbie Doll. 312-255-8579.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 5/18, 10:30 PM, DJ Karma, DJ Speed, DJ Assassin. 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: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Bear Who? & Majid. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin dance music Thursdays and Fridays 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 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Caffeine. Saturdays, DJs Billy the Kid & DVS. Thursdays, DJs spin hip-hop & R&B. 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, midnight, DJs Alo & Larry Millah spin hip-hop and soul; 1 AM, DJ Form. 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. Fri 5/17, Jesse de la Pena. Thursdays, DJs Kenny Carvajal & Oscar McMillan. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs Mike Dunn, Tony T., Phantom, Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, DJ Mike Love. 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. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/17, Cedric, Diz, Julius the Mad Thinker, Damien, Flipside. Sat 5/18, Steve Lawler, Stacey Pullen, John Curley & Keith Swiat, Diz, Mark Centennial & Hiroki. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos & Agent 47. Thu 5/23, Dave Seaman, Chris Walsh. Sat 5/25, Chris Fortier, Mixmaster Morris. 312-733-6699.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 5/25, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

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-5 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. Wednes-days, 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 5/17, Darrell Woodson, Kenny Carvajal. Sat 5/18, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Brett Haynes. Mon 5/20, Matt MacQueen, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Fri 5/24, Darrell Woodson, Brad Owen. Sat 5/25, Dayhota, Carl Michaels. 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 Tuesdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Darkie spins house and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins old-school house. Sundays, "Whiplash" with DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins rock & roll. 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.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 9 PM. Sun 5/19, Mr. Marbles, DJ Aloe, Ambivert. 773-252-9700.

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 (Sun 5/19, Urban Mines). Mondays, open mike hosted by Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D-Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Wed 5/22, DJ David Chavez spins Latin jazz and house. Thursdays, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart with DJs D-Double & Alo. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Therm. Sundays, Form & DJ 8. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Tom spins rock. Wednesdays, DJs Mass Transit & Soulride. 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. Fridays, DJs Alberto Gomez & Rudy spin salsa & merengue. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

ARMAND VAN HELDEN, PSYCHO BITCH, NOSMO, TERI BRISTOL, DISSOLVENT, FOCUS, ALIAS perform in the "Sonic Boom" tent at Q101's Jamboree. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/17, Deepdish with Dubfire, BT, Dissolvent, Jesse Saunders, Nick Nice, Johnny Chaos, Ink, Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45, Focus, Kid Entropy, MC Stun. Sat 5/18, DJ Tone B. Timble. 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. Fri 5/17, Justin Long, Sativa & Shon Dervis. Saturdays, DJs Andre Harris, Tobias, Bear Who? & PNS. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, DJ Uncle Milty (Sun 5/26 with Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Pumpin' Pete, Charlie "Chaz D," Miguel Martin & PNS). Fri 5/24, Derrick Carter, Luke Soloman. Sat 5/25, Jon Cowan. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, BRIGHID MALONE, CROSS ROGUES, O'CAROLAN'S DAUGHTERS, SUSAN URBAN, JIM WEARNE, KRISTEN SHILT, DAVID H.B. DRAKE Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

JIM DEWAN Free concert. Fri 5/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KAT EGGLESTON Sat 5/25, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

ALAN JACKSON See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MEGON McDONOUGH performs "An Interesting Bunch of Gals." Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

O'REILLY FAMILY IN CONCERT II performs "Somebody to Love." Wed 5/22, 7:30 PM, studio theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-458-0822 or 773-327-6666.

CLAUDIA SCHMIDT, MADCAT & KANE Benefit for Reach for the Moon Foundation. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

MARTIN SIMPSON Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MICHAEL SMITH, MARCIA KRIEGER Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

CHARLIE WALLER & THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN, KARL SHIFLETT & BIG COUNTRY SHOW Sat 5/18, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

CHERYL WHEELER Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music at 8 PM. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage with Home Cookin'. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Thu 5/23, 9 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Hardtimes. 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. Sun 5/19, Bosco & Jorge. Sun 5/26, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 773-384-2547.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Country music at 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Diamondback. Sundays, open jam with Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 5/17, 9:30 PM, Devlin & Dietel. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSING 751 N. Clark: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Switchback. 312-337-1005.

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 5/19, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3 PM, Chico's Jam. 773-878-3343.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, On the Mainline. 630-922-9821.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/17, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Sat 5/18, John Beag. Fri 5/24, Brendan Loughrey & friends. Sat 5/25, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/18, Patricia Pettinga & Bill Willging. Sat 5/25, Small Potatoes. 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 5/22, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 5/17, 10 PM, Fallen Angels, John Kimler. Sun 5/19, 8:30 PM, Jen Chapin & Stephan Crum. Thu 5/23, 9 PM, John Hasbrouck, Doug Alan. 773-465-8005.

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; no cover. Sundays, noon, JT & the Clouds. 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.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Thu 5/23, 4:30 PM, Switchback. 773-248-3600.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, John Dillon. Sat 5/18, 9 PM, Fair Play. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly. Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Larkin Brothers. Sun 5/26, Donnybrook. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 5/20, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). Tue 5/21, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree (no cover). 773-404-9494.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Ed Chiurco. Sat 5/18, 7 PM, benefit for Chicago Vegetarian Society with Heidi Howe. Sat 5/25, 8 PM, David Golan & Jonathan Shanes. 773-743-3355.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Wed 5/22, 8 PM, Devlin & Dietel (no cover). 815-477-0340.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Switchback. 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Thu 5/23, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jen. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Outlaw Family Band. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Caitlin Cary, Florence Dore, Mike Daly. Tue 5/21, 9 PM, Matthew Ryan, Will Kimbrough, Nora O'Connor. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Richard Buckner with Penny Jo Buckner, Rebecca Gates, Winter Blanket. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 5/17, Kevin Mulvenna. Fri 5/24, Amy Beth. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 5/18, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

MIGHTY BLUE KINGS, KIMI HAYES Free concert. Sat 5/18, 3 PM, North and Marion, Oak Park. 708-383-4145.

NICK MOSS Free concert. Tue 5/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MOVING BLUES SCHOOLHOUSE BAND Thu 5/23, 6:30 PM, Wendell Smith Elementary School, 744 E. 103rd St. 847-266-5000.

MARIA MULDAUR, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART Fri 5/17, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/17 and Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Band. 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.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 708-848-2801.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/17, Sat 5/18, and Mon 5/20, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/21, John Primer Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 5/23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 5/21, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 5/19, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 5/20, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/21, Larry Garner & the Baby Blues Band. Wed 5/22, Pistol Pete. Thu 5/23, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 5/19 and Sun 5/26, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/17, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Kinsey Report, Eric Gerardi. Sat 5/18, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden; 10 PM, Son Seals, Sammy Fender. Sun 5/19, John Primer. Tue 5/21, Jimmy Burns. Wed 5/22, Phil Guy. Thu 5/23, Thornetta Davis. Fri 5/24, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Chubby Carrier, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 5/25, 6:30 PM, Studebaker John; 10 PM, Bill Perry, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sun 5/26, Vino Louden. 312-427-0333.

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 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Willie White. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-587-8081.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/17, Buddy Miles. Sat 5/18, Omar & the Howlers. Fri 5/24, Curtis Salgado. Sat 5/25, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 630-513-0074.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 312-697-0975.

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike with Over Easy. 312-433-0013.

CRUISER'S 38498 Sheridan, Beach Park: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-244-4991.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 5/18, 9:30 PM, Madman Blues, Scott Madden. 773-878-3343.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/17, Swingbilly. Sat 5/18, Rockets Blues. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Eric Lurie. 773-685-8083.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 5/17, Small Time Dave & Windy City Groove. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 5/18, Mississippi Heat with Carl Weathersby. Sat 5/25, Brian Templeton. 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.

GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 1131 Sibley, Dolton: Sundays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 708-841-5000.

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 5/18, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. Tue 5/21, 8:30 PM, Scott Nev & In the Pocket (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 5/25, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/17, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 5/18, Chicago Playboys. Mon 5/20, Joe Moss Band. Tue 5/21, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 5/22, No Mercy Band. Thu 5/23, Tom Carey Band. Fri 5/24, Blue Mirror Band. Sat 5/25, Big G & the Real Deal. Sun 5/26, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. 312-923-2000.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Preston Shannon. 312-266-2400.

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

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble (see Post No Bills). 312-595-5299.

JOHNETTA'S 6530 S. Damen: Mondays, 9 and 10:45 PM and midnight, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain. 773-436-0320.

JUST ONE 2628 N. Harlem, Elmwood Park: Sat 5/18, 9:30 PM, Big Daddy & the Real Gone Guys. 708-456-5566.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck (see Post No Bills). 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Vance Kelly. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Chris James. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 5/23, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues (live radio broadcast), Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and 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.

MARY'S PLACE 501 W. Garfield Blvd.: Sundays, 5-10 PM, L.V. Banks & his Swinging Blues Band. 773-846-7374.

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 5/18, 9:30 PM, and Thu 5/23, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 5/25, 7 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-595-7437.

NEW IMLA LOUNGE 1116 W. 51st: Mondays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-373-3841.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/18, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 5/25, Jimmy Burns. 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. 708-756-0600.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/17, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 5/21, 8:30 PM, Ken Saydak Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/17, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Sat 5/18, Matthew Skoller Band. Sat 5/25, Ken Saydak Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 5/17, Lindsey Alexander. Sat 5/18, Zora Young. Fri 5/24, Magic Red & the Voodoo Tribe. Sat 5/25, Brother John Band. 815-477-0340.

PUSH RODS 15652 S. Dixie Hwy., Harvey: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM, Bob Jamerson & Killer Ray. 708-225-0178.

REAL BIG "O" HOUSE 5339 S. Halsted: Sundays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Jerry Jones with Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain. Thursdays, 7 and 10 PM, Elmore James with Charles & the Keynotes. 773-373-7283.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-743-3355.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Phil Guy. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 5/22, Li'l Ed's Acoustic Basement. Thu 5/23, Lurrie Bell. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Chico Banks. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/17, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 5/18 and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 5/24, Willie Buck, Johnny B. Moore (tribute to Muddy Waters). Sat 5/25, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sun 5/26, Sharon Lewis. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29W012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Sat 5/18, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-393-2300.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. Thursdays, Jimmy Pryor with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/17, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 5/18, Chicago Express. Fri 5/24, Steepwater Band. Sat 5/25, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/17, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 5/18, Little Arthur & the Back Scratchers. Fri 5/24, Jimmy Cole's Blue Light Special with Brian Wilke, Michael Krayniak & Bret Zwier. Sat 5/25, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

3 G'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 14202 S. Cottage Grove, Dolton: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Tre & the Blueknights. 773-928-2172.

jazz

concerts

DEE ALEXANDER, UGOCHI NWAOGWUGWU perform as part of the free music and poetry series Voices of a New Black Millenium. Wed 5/22, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PATRICIA BARBER Benefit for Jane Addams Hull House Association. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Alsdorf Auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 312-906-8600, ext. 212.

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY BAND with Gingi & Lou Nocera. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

DAVID BOYKIN EXPANSE Sat 5/18, 9:30 PM, Truckstop Recording, 2255 S. Michigan. 773-288-1640.

RICK BRAUN Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

SAM BURCKHARDT ORCHESTRA Free big band concert. Fri 5/17, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Marquette Park, 6374 S. Kedzie. 312-427-1676 or 312-742-7529.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH OSCAR BROWN JR., MIKE SMITH & ART DAVIS under the direction of Jeff Lindberg perform Domination in a tribute to Cannonball Adderly. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

RICH DANIELS & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

HOWARD FISHMAN QUARTET performs as part of the "Traffic" series. Mon 5/20, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

PAOLO FRESU & P.A.F. Free concert. Mon 5/20, 8:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-8271.

LOUS Free concert. Fri 5/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BRANFORD MARSALIS Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SUSAN MAY & JOANIE PALLATTO with Bobby Schiff & Sparrow. Sun 5/19, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

MARIAN McPARTLAND TRIO, SHIRLEY HORN TRIO See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD See Spot Check; 18 & over show. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE MILLION Free concert. Mon 5/20, 7 PM, Gale Street Inn, 4914 N. Milwaukee. 847-727-7888.

JAMES MOODY WITH THE MIKE KOCOUR TRIO, ELLINGTON DYNASTY Tribute to Duke Ellington. Sun 5/19, 4 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-734-2000 or 773-667-2707.

NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 5/17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

YOKO NOGE Free in-store performance. Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES AND COMBOS WITH JOHN MOULDER under the direction of Don Owens, Daniel Farris & Joel Spencer. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SUENOS Free concert. Tue 5/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET under the direction of Mwata Bowden; free admission. Thu 5/23, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steve Zuterek with Ron Brown, Paul Bata, and Deborah Kelly. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/17, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Doug Hayes & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/18, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Wallace Burton Quartet. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 5/22, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Franz Jackson with Joe Johnson, Dan Delorenzo & Bob Cousins; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 5/23, noon, Bernard Alcorn & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 5/24, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Kathy Kosins Allstar Band with Eric Schneider & Paul Wertico. Sat 5/25, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Kathy Kosins Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 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 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Nick Colionne. Sun 5/19 through Sat 5/25, Detour. Sun 5/26, Jade. 312-751-2433.

BAR CELONA 3474 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project. 773-244-8000.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank D'Rone. In the Restaurant Piano Bar: Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, 6 PM, Audrey Morris. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM, Mary Claire Barker. 773-435-0130.

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 5/22, Scott Lies Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 5/25, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17, Chris Foreman Trio. Tue 5/21, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Thu 5/23, Tunia & Jazz Solution. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 5/18, 9 PM, Gina Gibson & friends. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts. Mon 5/20, Jack Foy Band with Bob Centano & Bob Duda. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 5/24, 8:30 PM, Ester Hana Duo. Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. Thu 5/23, 6 PM, Peter Dames. 773-489-4757.

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 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.

EL CID 2645 N. Kedzie: Tue 5/21, 7 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-395-0505.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit with Bill Brimfield. 773-274-6057.

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

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

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

1800 CLUB 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Razzemetazz (no cover). 847-733-7900.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 5/22, 8 PM, Wolfgang Fuchs, Jerome Bryerton & Damon Smith (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 5/24, Airborne. Sat 5/25, Trio du Jour. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 5/24, Nate Stelton Duo. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 5/19, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Wed 5/22, 8:30 PM, David Polk Project, Big Roy. Sun 5/26, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. 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. Thu 5/23, 7:30 PM, Ted Hogarth Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 5/20, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 5/17, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 5/18, Andy Meacham & Layni Katz. Wed 5/22, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Thu 5/23, BMR4. Fri 5/24, Demos Petropoulos Organ Trio. Sat 5/25, Alejandro Urzagaste Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 5/19, 2 PM, Cynthia Sayer's Hot Jazz. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 5/19, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Kevin Mahogany (benefit concert). Tuesdays, 9 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 5/17, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Suenos; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/19, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 5/20, 9 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 5/22, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/24, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mike Jones Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Mike Jones Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/26, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sun 5/26, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. 773-465-8005.

HOMESTEAD 3020 W. 95th, Evergreen Park: Restaurant and lounge. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio (tribute to the Rat Pack). 708-857-4400.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Alec Ramsdell Trio, Paolo Fresu & PAF Trio. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Tue 5/21, 8 PM, Slavic Soul Party! (see Critic's Choice). Wed 5/22, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project, Jeff Chan Trio. 312-362-9707.

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 5/17 through Sun 5/19, Nicholas Payton Quintet. Tue 5/21 through Sun 5/26, Tom Harrell Quintet. 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 (see Post No Bills). 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 5/17, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. Saturdays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa performs "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs?"; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck (see Post No Bills). Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Jodie Christian, Scott Burns. Wed 5/22, 8 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. Fri 5/24, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman. 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: Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Spazztet. Sun 5/26, 8 PM, Bill Bruford's Earthworks. 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: Thu 5/23, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame & Steve Million. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 5/17, 9 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. Wed 5/22, 7 PM, Bob Baglione Duo. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 630-446-4001.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). 630-325-2900.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, "Unusual Pairings" hosted by William Perry (5/19 with William Perry's Explosion Trio; 5/26 with Jeff Parker Group). 773-743-3355.

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/17 and Fri 5/24, Julie Ponce Trio. Sat 5/18, Laksar Reese Trio. Sat 5/25, Sandy Mazolla Trio. 630-876-2000.

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 5/17 and Sat 5/18, Barclay 3. Sun 5/19, 7 PM, P.A.F. Trio with Paolo Fresu. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, John McLean Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 6:30 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. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 5/17, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Bradley Young Quartet. Sat 5/18, 9 PM, BMR4. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (Sun 5/19 with percussionist Doug Brush). Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 5/22, 8:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Thu 5/23, 8:30 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Nicole Kestler Quartet. Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/18, Franz Jackson Quartet. Tue 5/21, Dave Flippo Duo. Wed 5/22, Peter Lerner Trio. Fri 5/24, Frank Portolese Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: No cover. Sundays, 10 PM, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 5/21, 10 PM, Phil Mosberg Quartet. Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Tunia & Jazz Solution. 773-276-9730.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Jeanie Grace & Creme de la Creme. 773-271-9944.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Fri 5/24, 7:30 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. 312-491-1122.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Thursdays, 8 PM, John Goldman's Special Interest Group. 847-329-0478.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 5/19, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. 773-486-7427.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartette. 847-991-7006.

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 5/17, Nicole Mitchell & Ed Wilkerson. Sat 5/18, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 5/23, Dave Rempis's Triage. Fri 5/24, Jeb Bishop Trio. Sat 5/25, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 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.

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

international

concerts

2002 ASIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION features traditional Chinese music and dance. Sat 5/18, 10 AM-noon, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

CHINESE FINE ARTS SOCIETY, SUNRISE CHORUS Asian Pacific American Heritage Month concert with violinist Jasmine Lin and pianist Chiuling Lin. Sat 5/18, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES Sat 5/18, 7 PM, Great Oaks Waldorf School, Hemenway United Methodist Church, 933 Chicago, Evanston. 847-864-9980.

MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE under the direction of Walid al-Hajali; free concert. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE Sat 5/25, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

PASHALIS TERZIS, KAITI GARBI, DIONISIS SHINAS Fri 5/17, 8:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 847-298-2233.

ANGELINA RISTORANTE 3561 N. Broadway: Tuesdays, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino & bassist Liz Payne. 773-935-5933.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 5/18, 10 PM, benefit for Nicaragua Network with Rosalio Medina & friends. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Haitian music with Ydnac. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM). Tue 5/21, 8 PM, Slavic Soul Party! (see Critic's Choice). Thu 5/23, 8 PM, Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 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. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays and Sat 5/18, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa clasica, with Latin dance lessons by Lisa "La Boriqua" at 9:30 PM. 312-427-2572.

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.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Alejandra & Aeron. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

TOWN HOUSE BOOKS & CAFE 105 N. 2nd, Saint Charles: Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic. 630-584-8603.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 7 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop (Tue 5/21, 10 PM, El Alebrije, 70 x 7). Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez, with Latin dance lessons by Lisa "La Boriqua" at 9:30 PM. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 9 PM, salsa and Caribbean music with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez, with Latin dance lessons at 10 PM. 312-427-2572.

classical

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR AND DUNBAR EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Stephen Alltop conducts a free concert (Corigliano, Ferko, Bach). Sun 5/19, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

MICHAEL BARRETTE tenor, with pianist Andrew Lenhart (Bellini, Quilter, Rossini, Beethoven). Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 773-294-1577.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams conducts a program of American songs (Copland, Thompson, Billings, Foster, traditional, and others). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. Tue 5/21, 7:30 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Schoenfeld, Corigliano, Bolcom, Del Tredici). See Critic's Choice. Mon 5/20, 7:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober conducts Handel's Water Music. Sun 5/26, 3 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Bach, Beethoven, Wolf, Tymoczko, Dutilleux, Becerra-Schmidt). Sun 5/26, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Errol Girdlestone conducts Handel's Semele. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM presents a free recital. Mon 5/20, 12:15 PM (with dance lessons at 2 PM), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 5/23, 8 PM, Fri 5/24, 1:30 PM, and Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Ivan Fischer, conductor, with oboist Alex Klein (Haydn, R. Strauss, Stravinsky). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY SINGERS Duain Wolfe, conductor (Ives, Rands, Larsen, Toch, Foster, Vaughan Williams, Deak, Britten, Fry, Fraser). Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

THOMAS CHRISTENSEN AND MARTIN STOKES pianos, in a free concert (Bach, Mozart, Brahms). Thu 5/23, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

FABIAN CHRISTIAN, JESSERY BURRISH, DELANO O'BANION, A. BANKSTON OWENS, AND YVONNE LINSEY soprano, tenor, bass, organ, and piano, in a free concert. Sat 5/18, 5 PM, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash. 773-651-4588.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Ann Manson, conductor, with baritone Timothy Robert Blevins (Bartok, Adams, Stravinsky). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 5/20 and Wed 5/22, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan conducts a program of contemporary French music (Landowski, Charrier, Connesson, Hersant). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS perform new music of University of Chicago graduate student composers in a reading session featuring the Pacifica Quartet. Free admission. Tue 5/21, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8098.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Thu 5/23, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY PIANO SHOWCASE Free admission. Mon 5/20, 8 PM, concert hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

RHONDA SIDER EDGINGTON organ (Bach, Messiaen, Franck, Durufle, Bolcom). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-5215.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Surinach, Ravel, Mussorgsky/Ravel, Weber). Sat 5/18, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

TOM FARRELL guitar (Aguado, Mertz, Ponce, Takemitsu). Sun 5/26, 3 PM, Dickenson Hall, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center, 100 E. Old Mill, Lake Forest. 847-295-1640.

A FESTIVAL OF YOUNG ARTISTS features tenors Gary Roebuck and Kehinde Hart, soprano Glenette Shurney, mezzo-soprano Kamaran-Alexis Madison, bass Jonathan R. Green, cellists Tomeka Reid and Ronald Wesley Holmes, and others (Mozart and others). Mon 5/20, 5:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 773-874-5384.

GLENBARD WEST HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER MUSICIANS AND PLAYERS William Ortega conducts Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 22W415 Butterfield, Glen Ellyn. 630-469-1394.

GRACE WELSH PIANO COMPETITION FINALS Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State: Fri 5/17, noon, pianist Nicholas Roth (Miaskovsky, Rochberg, Haydn, Liszt, Scriabin). Sat 5/18, 1:30 PM, finals competitors; 7 PM, pianist Angela Park (Mozart, Debussy, Brahms). 630-323-1299.

STUDENTS OF THE BETTY HAAG ACADEMY OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY (Bach, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Copland, and others). Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HAYDN BY THE LAKE with soprano Kati Olson (Haydn, Hummel, Giuliani, J.C. Bach). Sun 5/19, 4 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 773-465-1969.

HERITAGE CHORALE (Appelbaum, Handel, Miller). Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/19, 4 PM, Church of Our Savior, 530 W. Fullerton. 708-383-3307.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with violist Kristin Vigard (Stamitz, J.C. Bach, Tchaikovsky). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Michael Lewin (Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Menotti). Sat 5/18, 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.

SOYOUNG KEE piano. Sun 5/19, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 773-442-4978.

ELIZABETH LARSEN soprano, with pianist Dana Brown (Brahms, Faure, Rachmaninoff, Walton). Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 773-294-1577.

JASMINE LIN AND CHIU-LING LIN violin and piano, with flutist Kerry Leung and the Sunrise Chorus in a free program of Chinese and Western composers. Sat 5/18, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-6677.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor (Beethoven, Mendelssohn). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHORALES Bruce Hall, conductor, with string ensemble (Pachelbel and others). Sun 5/19, 4:30 PM, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan. 847-926-9898.

ALAN MORRISON organ (Weaver, Cochereau, Franck, Rachmaninoff, Bovet, Widor). Sun 5/19, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

MUDEJAR Spanish early music ensemble in a free concert. Thu 5/23, 7 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-648-1021.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler conducts a free concert (Handel, R. Strauss, Smetana, Copland). Tue 5/21, 7:30 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Paul Hillier, conductor. Fri 5/17, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 630 Hinman, Evanston. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Mon 5/20, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 N. Adams. 312-551-1414.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS in a program of gospel music. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR Carrie E. Kirby, conductor (Haydn, Copland). Sun 5/26, 7 PM, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. 847-965-3155.

JESSYE NORMAN soprano. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Jeordano Martinez conducts a free concert (Mozart, Rutter, Copland, Stanford, Schubert, traditional). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5300.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert (Dello Joio, Sousa, and others). Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5306.

STUDENTS OF NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE PIANO ACADEMY in a free recital. Sat 5/18, 1 PM, Koten Chapel, North Central College, 329 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5560.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE AND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 Center St., Naperville. 630-637-5300.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor (Thompson, Argento). Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with cellist Aaron Lay (Dvorak, Ott, Ives). Sun 5/19, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE Robert A. Harris, conductor (Bach, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Harris). Tue 5/21, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel Ferris, conductor. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MUSIC MARATHON features members of Ensemble Apartment House of London and Eighth Blackbird with the Pacifica Quartet, the Bugallo-Williams Duo, and others. Free admission. Sun 5/26, 4-10 PM, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-4819.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM presents Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Stravinsky, Bach, Husa). Fri 5/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS Orna Arania, conductor. Wed 5/22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORION ENSEMBLE with oboist Alex Klein (Mozart, Lalliet, Saint-Saens, Milhaud, Labor). Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

ORION ENSEMBLE in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Labor, Kritz). Free admission. Wed 5/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

RAVINIA BOX OFFICE OPENING DAY features free performances in Martin Theatre and Bennett-Gordon Hall by cellist Paula Kosower and others. Sat 5/25, 10 AM-1 PM, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor (J. Strauss, Massenet, Smetana, Puccini). Sun 5/19, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS, SOUTH SHORE ENSEMBLE, SOUTH SHORE CHILDREN'S CHOIR, AND OTHERS Rae-Myra Hilliard, Ina Allen, Robert A. Harris, and Duain Wolfe conduct a free concert (Harris, Wilberg, Dillworth, Shaw, and others). Sat 5/18, 3 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3086.

J. DAVID STECH conductor, with orchestra and chorus in a free concert (Stravinsky, Beethoven, Copland). Sun 5/19, 7:30 PM, First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. 312-501-0262.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with trumpeter Charles Geyer (Prokofiev, Williams). Sun 5/19, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free admission. Sun 5/19, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with the Pacifica Quartet (Brahms, Kodaly). Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

ROLAND AND ALMITA VAMOS, BRANDON VAMOS, AND URSULA OPPENS viola, violin, cello, and piano, with clarinetist Daniel Gilbert (Bartok, Faure). Sun 5/19, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

WHEELING HIGH SCHOOL MADRIGAL SINGERS in a program of Renaissance songs. Sun 5/19, 3 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Michael Teolis, conductor, with pianist Justin Kolb and Cube (Schickele, Ferris, traditional). Fri 5/17, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

fairs & festivals

COLUMBIA COLLEGE MAYFEST Harrison and Wabash: Thu 5/23, 12:40 PM, Helen Seo; 12:50 PM, Columbia College Guitar Ensemble; 1:50 PM, Ikkyu; 2:20 PM, Columbia College Jazz Ensemble; 2:50 PM, Radio Hour; 3:30 PM, Oliver Mtukudzi; 4 PM, Tomboy; 4:30 PM, Fred Anderson; 5:10 PM, Morris Minors; 5:50 PM, Thornetta Davis; 6:40 PM, Blues Monks; 7:30 PM, North Mississippi Allstars. 312-344-6789.

IRISH FEST 2002 Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Fri 5/24, 3:30 PM, Irish Musicians, Larkin Brothers & Terry Moran, Sean O'Donnell; 4:45 PM, Chris Henshaw, Blackwater; 5 PM, Dalriada; 6:15 PM, Eileen Ivers Band, Shapeshifters; 6:30 PM, Annette Griffin; 6:45 PM, Dermot Hegarty; 7 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 8 PM, Bohola, Dropkick Murphys; 8:15 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 9:30 PM, Fenians; 9:45 PM, Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire, Michael & Philomena O'Brien. Sat 5/25, 12:30 PM, Jerry Hanlon, Celtic Aires, Sean O'Donnell; 1:45 PM, Murphy Roche Irish Music Club, Velvet Green; 2 PM, Chris Henshaw; 3 PM, Dooley Brothers; 3:15 PM, Mike O'Connell & the Shannonaires; 3:30 PM, Annette Griffin; 4:30 PM, Brigids Cross; 4:45 PM, Tommy Makem, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 5 PM, Mark Forest; 5:30 PM, Dermot Hegarty; 5:45 PM, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 6 PM, Shapeshifters; 6:15 PM, Eileen Ivers Band, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 6:45 PM, Tommy Makem, Michael & Philomena O'Brien; 8 PM, Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire; 8:15 PM, Bohola, Dermot O'Brien; 9 PM, session; 9:45 PM, Fenians, Dropkick Murphys, Matt Cunningham & His Band. Sun 5/26, noon, Brendan Loughrey, Napper Tandy, Irish Musicians; 1:45 PM, Chris Henshaw, L. Nugent & P. McManus with P. Egan, Joe McShane; 3 PM, Mark Forest; 3:15 PM, Jerry Haughey & the Ramblers; 3:45 PM, Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire; 4:30 PM, John Williams & Steam; 5 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 5:15 PM, Michael & Philomena O'Brien; 5:30 PM, McCabes; 5:45 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 6:15 PM, Tommy Makem; 6:45 PM, Dermot Hegarty; 7:30 PM, Saw Doctors; 7:45 PM, Brigids Cross; 8:15 PM, ceili sets with Matt Cunningham & His Band; 9:15 PM, session; 9:30 PM, April Verch, Black 47; 9:45 PM, Dermot O'Brien. 708-687-9323.

LAKEVIEW MAYFEST Ashland and Barry: Fri 5/17, 6 PM, the Dog and Everything; 8 PM, Bottle of Justus. Sat 5/18, noon, Woolworthy; 1:15 PM, Million Yen; 2:30 PM, Frisbie; 3:30 PM, Trippin Billies; 5:30 PM, Underwater People; 8 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sun 5/19, noon, Higgins Pet Parade; 2 PM, Only Infinity; 4 PM, Friends of Pete; 6 PM, Quantum Leep; 8 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-665-4682.

15TH ANNUAL PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg: Sat 5/25, 10 AM, Mueller Group, Allan Feingold; 10:30 AM, Karen Sheahan; 1 PM, Rene; 1:30 PM, Kraig Kenning; 2 PM, Steve Suvada. Sun 5/26, 10 AM, Guitar Duo Eclectico; 10:30 AM, Moodafaruka; 11 AM, Steve Suvada; 1 PM, Moodafaruka; 1:15 PM, Rene; 2 PM, Kraig Kenning. 847-895-3600.

SKOKIE FESTIVAL OF CULTURES Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton, Skokie: Sat 5/18, noon, Nordland Band; 1 PM, Chinese Language School violinists; 2:30 PM, Youth En Gedi Orchestra; 6 PM, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra; 7 PM, Thai community musicians; 8 PM, Waterhouse. Sun 5/19, 4 PM, Chicago Concert Choir; 5:30 PM, Thunderpaw; 6 PM, Taksim West. Festival also features dance and other ethnic cultural performances. 847-674-1500.

WINDY CITY HEMP FEST Lincoln Park, Montrose at the lake: Sat 5/18, noon, Growth Ltd.; 1 PM, Electric Medicine; 2 PM, Planet Underground; 3 PM, 13 Flowers; 4 PM, Blizzard of Ozz; 5 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 6 PM, Los Marijuanos; 7 PM, Milk Plow; 8 PM, Enuff Znuff. Sun 5/19, noon, Terrapin Flyer; 1 PM, Oucho Sparks; 2 PM, Born Against Time; 3 PM, Lucius Warbaby; 4 PM, Waste; 5 PM, Secret Agent Bill; 6 PM, Trading Brains; 7 PM, Jack Straw; 8 PM, Freeform Sessions. 773-381-9330 or 708-795-1146.

miscellaneous

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHORUS, ALL CITY HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS, CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS perform at a choral festival called "A World of Song." Free admission. Sat 5/18, 7:30 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 62 E. 11th. 312-344-6240.

DEVI 2000 Program of Sanskrit devotional chanting. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Moksha Yoga Center, 3334 N. Clark. 312-942-9642.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 5/19, 2 PM, Ralph's World (children's concert). 708-788-2118.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 5/26, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Switchback. 773-878-5552.

HARDING MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 5/17, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JEFFERSON SINGERS, BLUEGRASS STRINGS & JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 5/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ELLA JENKINS Children's concert also features the Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Drumming Group; benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Sat 5/18, 10 AM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 5/18, 6 PM, Horizon (U.S. Navy Band). 312-595-7437.

NAVY RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND CHOIR, DRILL TEAM, FLAG UNIT & BAND Sun 5/19, 11 AM, noon, and 1:45 PM, Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

ONE VOICE CHICAGO, VOCE FEMMINA perform in the choral concert "War to Hope to Peace." Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 708-386-6551.

QUADRILLE handbell ensemble. Mon 5/20, 9:30 AM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5567.

RAVINIA BOX OFFICE OPENING DAY features free performances in Martin Theatre and Bennett-Gordon Hall by Nicole Cabell, Johanna McKenzie Miller, Hollis Resnick & others. Sat 5/25, 10 AM-1 PM, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MELINDA SUTHERLAND Music and stories for children. Sat 5/18, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

WINDY CITY CHORUS Benefit concert for educational programs at Emanuel Congregation. Sat 5/18, 8 PM, Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan. 773-561-5173.

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