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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

PAUL ALLODI Free concert. Wed 8/14, 6:30 PM, Buehler YMCA, 11400 W Northwest Hwy., Palatine. 847-359-2400.

AMERICAN MUSIC DRIVEWAY TOUR Jay Mathes and other artists perform in local driveways and parking lots through mid-October. Fri 8/9 (featuring Gary Stanton & Shawn Kellner), 7 PM, Jay Mathes's driveway, 419 Meadow, Lombard. 630-495-0993.

KEN ARLEN ORCHESTRA Free concert. Tue 8/13, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church & Sheridan, Evanston. 847-448-8058 or 847-866-2910.

TONY BENNETT Thu 8/15 and Fri 8/16, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BOW WOW, B2K, IMX Fri 8/16, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/18, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CORNELIUS, SOUTH All-ages show. See Critic's Choice. Tue 8/13, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CREED, JERRY CANTRELL, 12 STONES Fri 8/9, 7:15 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212. Sat 8/10, 7:15 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

SHERYL CROW, TRAIN, O.A.R. with Silvercrush, Gabe Dixon, Rubyhorse, Maroon 5, Remy Shand, Five for Fighting. Sun 8/11, 3 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

CURBSTOMP, PSYCHO SCAPEGOAT Sun 8/11, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET, SAM BUSH BAND, JOHN COWAN BAND, PETER ROWAN & TONY RICE, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND Sat 8/17, 2 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

PETER DEMUTH Free in-store performance. Sat 8/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JOHN ESKOLA, PATRICIA RUSK Fri 8/9 and Sat 8/10, 8 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 or 312-559-1212.

EVEN SH'SIYAH Free performance; reservations required. Sun 8/11, 2 PM, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 618 S. Michigan. 312-322-1769.

FELICIA FIELDS Sun 8/11, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

STEVE FORBERT Benefit for Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley. Sat 8/17, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/16, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

IN POTENTIA Free concert. Tue 8/13, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

INCOGNITOS Wed 8/14, 7:30 PM, Eola Center, 555 S. Eola, Aurora. 630-897-0516 or 630-844-4386.

JETHRO TULL, ALAN DAVIS Tue 8/13, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

K-RAD Free in-store performance. Sat 8/10, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

PATRICK KELLY Free in-store performance. Fri 8/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

B.B. KING, GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS, FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS Thu 8/15, 4 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

LATHUN, BLACK COFFEE perform as part of the Neo Soul Explosion series. See Critic's Choice. Wed 8/14, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, HELLO DAVE Thu 8/15, 6 PM, northeast terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-922-9410.

AUDRA McDONALD with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. Wed 8/14, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NEW INVADERS Sun 8/11, 5 PM, Mitchell Park, Wilmot & Hazel, Deerfield. 847-945-0650.

WAYNE NEWTON, KINA and others perform at Glamorama benefit for the Art Institute of Chicago. Fri 8/9, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-902-1500.

ALLAN NICHOLS Tribute to Cole Porter. Fri 8/9, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

19TH & MORGAN, AJOITE, SPIRES THAT IN THE SUNSET RISE Sat 8/10, 9 PM, Studio C, Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway. 773-528-9889 or 773-604-8769.

OPEN MIKE Wed 8/14, 8 PM (sign-up at 7:30), Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

OUR LADY PEACE, AUDIOVENT, GREENWHEEL Sold out. Sat 8/10, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

OZZFEST 2002 WITH OZZY OSBOURNE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, ROB ZOMBIE, DROWNING POOL, ADEMA, ZAKK WYLDE'S BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Down, Hatebreed, Meshuggah, Apex Theory, Lostprophets, Pulse Ultra, Neurotica, Chevelle, Seether, Mushroomhead, Soil, Glassjaw, the Used & Switched perform on second stage. Sat 8/10, 1 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212. Sun 8/11, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

PATTERSON PROJECT WITH AMY DEJESUS, MARLA GAL, ANDY LARKIN & LISA YUSK, ONE SAD MONKEY WITH TYLER LANSDOWN & CHANCE MULLEN, JODEE LEWIS & TOM BYRD Fri 8/9, 8 PM, Attic Playhouse, 410 Sheridan, Highwood. 847-433-2660.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RAY SASSETTI ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/11, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SAXOPHONES Sun 8/18, 5 PM, Mitchell Park, Wilmot & Hazel, Deerfield. 847-945-0650.

SNOWGLOBE Free in-store performance. Sat 8/10, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4639 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

RON SURACE ORCHESTRA Free concert. Thu 8/15, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

TAKE FIVE Free concerts. Tue 8/13, 6:30 PM, Legion Park, Lincoln at Peterson. Fri 8/16, 6:30 PM, Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma. 312-742-7529.

KATIE TODD BAND Free concert. Fri 8/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

EL TRI, LA CONGA 18 & over show. Sat 8/10, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

2LIKEMINDS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/16, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

WEIRD SISTERS Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 16 W. Randolph. 312-726-1156.

PAUL WESTERBERG Solo performance; sold out. See Spot Check. Fri 8/9, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DAWN O'KEEFE WILLIAMS Free concert. Tue 8/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WINNERS BY DEFAULT, PECHANIOS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/16, 7:30 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

GEORGE WINSTON Sat 8/10, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

MATT ZARLEY, MOSES VALDEZ Free in-store performance. Fri 8/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Chris Mills & the City That Works, Manishevitz (see Spot Check), David Singer & the Sweet Science. Sun 8/11, 9 PM, Heavy Mental, Love Scene, Apollo Sunshine, Todd Leiter Weintraub. Thu 8/15, 9 PM, 56 Hope Road, Popfly, Braam, Angelo Santucci & friends. Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Juleps, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Mark Sheehy Band. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, DJ Lou Dooben. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, DJ M Pulse. Mon 8/12, Dave Tamkin. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fri 8/9, Two Jays, DJ Double J. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Sundays, DJ Ryan. Thu 8/15, Fabulous Frank & Dave Show, DJs Mike Z & E-Rock. Fri 8/16, Tamara Pierce, DJ Double J. 847-397-3100.

BABY DOLL POLKA CLUB 6102 S. Central: Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Polkaholics (no cover). 773-582-9706.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 8/9, Read Letter, Wes Hollywood, Chlorine, Mark Vickery. Sat 8/10, Danger Adventure, Lovelies, Black Keys, Millions. Sun 8/11, Mystery Girls, Leghounds, Red Legs. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/13, Nouns, the Industry, Arnold Jackson. Wed 8/14, Olde Style, Sun Head King. Thu 8/15, Sign*Offs, Muchacha, Decibators. Fri 8/16, Sons, Arbo. Sat 8/17, Phistine Verona, A Month of Somedays, Because We Are Fearless Men, Archaeology. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/9 and Sat 8/10, pianist and vocalist Margie Stroud. 312-787-1300.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 2124 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/9 and Sat 8/10, pianist and vocalist Chet Gomez. 847-272-9003.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Director's Cut, Tubuku, Highball. Sat 8/10, Ten Cent Junkies, American Dream, Expatriates. Thu 8/15, Happy Supply, Johnny Five Gallon, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. Fri 8/16, Rules of Attraction, Simple Something. Sat 8/17, Exit Parade, Rust Belt Music. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Tuesdays, 8 PM, 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 8/9, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sun 8/11, noon, Linda Weseman. Thu 8/15, 9 PM, Felt. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/9, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret, the Nod. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Tue 8/13, Carlos Ortega Trio. Wednesdays, pro funk jam. Fri 8/16, Rebecca's Statue. Sat 8/17, Boomshanka. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/9, Ragweed. Sat 8/10, Pop Fiction. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Sat 8/17, Eric Mantel. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 8/9, Jimmy Mac. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 8/16, Tim Nolan. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 8/11, Duende, Radio Hour, Ethan Daniel Davison. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/9, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 8/17, Big Sweaty Men. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons at 7:30 PM Fridays through Tuesdays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Mondays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJs Pat B., Mike G. & Rosco. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/9, 9 PM, Riptones. Sat 8/10, Gin Palace Jesters. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wed 8/14, Honeybees. Fri 8/16, Jim Cole & Andon Davis. Sat 8/17, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sun 8/18, Great Crusades. 773-384-2547.

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

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. 773-489-9600.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Fridays, 9 PM, Urban Sound Studio. Saturdays, 9 PM, One Voice open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/9, Mile One, Opal Candy. Sat 8/10, Blues Monks, Oucho Sparks. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 8/16, Maggie Speaks. Sat 8/17, Emotion. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/10, Moods. Sat 8/17, the Mix. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 8/9, 10 PM, Underwater People. Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, unsigned band showcase (8/15 with Signal Hill Transmission, Finneus, Heavon.com). Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Butterside Down. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Domestic Problems, Seven Day Run, Big Sky String Band. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 8/9, 10:30 PM, Then Again. Sat 8/10, 10:30 PM, King Solomon's Grave, EM Gruv. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/16, 10:30 PM, Generations. Sat 8/17, 10:30 PM, Revo, Foam Rubber. 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 Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 8/9, 8 PM, Steven Brinberg; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. Sat 8/10, 8 PM, Steven Brinberg; 10:30 PM, Dina Joy Byrd (tribute to Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington). Sun 8/11, 7 PM, Steven Brinberg. Wed 8/14, 8 PM, Justin Hayford. Thu 8/15, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh. Fri 8/16, 8 PM, Joan Curto; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Patty Morabito; 10:30 PM, Dina Joy Byrd (tribute to Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington). Sun 8/18, 7 PM, Mark Burnell, Joan Curto, Tom Michael, Patty Morabito, Daryl Nitz, Anne Pringle & MaryMonica Thomas (benefit for Chicago's Cabaret Professionals). In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ MD. Saturdays, DJ MD, Johnny Price. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 8/11, rock dance party with DJ Lexi. Mon 8/12, DJ Joe Camarillo spins punk. Tue 8/13, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 8/14, DJs Jason & Keith spin country & western. Thu 8/15, DJ John Almonte spins rock. Fri 8/16, DJ Mike Miller spins Elvis Disappearance Day. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/9, 10 PM, Leroy Fix, Mashers, Redneck Exorcist. Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Juliana Hatfield, the Reputation. Tue 8/13, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Last Vegas, DJ Mike Miller. Wed 8/14, 9 PM, Knife of Simpson, Ditch Farulla, Juzt Nutz. Thu 8/15, 9 PM, Whatever Heather, Doosu, Red Animal War, Chiral. Fri 8/16, 9:30 PM, Missile, Mil Mulliganos, Shifties. Sat 8/17, 9:30 PM, Dremana, Oh My God, Wolcott, Lindsie Reitz. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: Wednesdays, 11 PM, Bandoleros. 312-204-9991.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/9, Agent 86. Sat 8/10, Terata. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/16, Jack Straw. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 8/9, Tempest, Caliban, Guitarman Dave. Sat 8/10, Bottle of Justus, Just Add Water, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wed 8/14, Hairbanger's Ball. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 8/16, 7th Heaven, Slip Mickey, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sat 8/17, Maggie Speaks, Agent 86, A.C.E. showcase. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/9, 10 PM, 15th anniversary show with Drive, Head On, Plura, Julie Korman. Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Record Playas, Nico B, NDivisual, Q 'n' A, Rastlin Know Equal. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 8/12, 8:30 PM, Project Feelix. Tue 8/13, 9 PM, Critics, Three on the Tree, Final Solutions. Wed 8/14, 9:15 PM, Squai, West of Rome. Thu 8/15, 9 PM, Exo, Two Ton Levy, Madhops. Fri 8/16, 9 PM, Silicone Honey, Lunch, Marizen, Karlye Lapetina. Sat 8/17, 9 PM, Bellsize, Time Bomb Taxi, Kevin O'Brien, Dylan Nelson. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/9, Remedy. Sat 8/10, Wanderlust. Fri 8/16, Desi Brothers. Sat 8/17, the Blast. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/9, 9 PM, Bitch and Animal, Chicago Kings (benefit for The Undergrad). Sat 8/10, 9 PM, Lowfish, Solvent, Tamion 12 Inch, DJ Jordan Zawideh. Sun 8/11, 9 PM, Original Sinners with Exene Cervenka, 41 Rivers, Winnie. Mon 8/12, 9:30 PM, New Constitution, the Industry, Nimbus. Tue 8/13, 9:30 PM, Arab on Radar, My Name Is Rar Rar, Cougars. Thu 8/15, 9:30 PM, Dalek, Bad Wizard, Prehistorics. Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Quix*o*tic, Sicbay, Caesura. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Heckle & Jeckle, Ectomorph. Sun 8/18, 9:30 PM, Friend/Enemy, Blackbirds. 773-276-3600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Music at 7 PM. Fri 8/9, Everyman. Fri 8/16, Dave Carlson (Elvis tribute). 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Zoo Station (tribute to U2). 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Lime. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Richie Rich. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 8/9, 7Deez. Sat 8/10, Chaser. Thu 8/15, Rob Anthony. Fri 8/16, Ultimate Party Band. Sat 8/17, Kato & the Houseboys. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/9, 7 PM, 90 Day Men, Denali, the Race, Bats and Mice. Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Happy Supply, Chalet Chalet, Sick Lipstick, Audreys. Sun 8/11, 5 PM, Eighteen Visions, Everytime I Die, Norma Jean, Hopesfall, Myopia. Mon 8/12, 6 PM, Logan's Loss, Whatever It Takes, Spitalfield, Blood Red. Tue 8/13, 6 PM, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Rufio; 10 PM, Cancer Conspiracy. Wed 8/14, 6 PM, Payback, Insult to Injury, Overprivileged. Thu 8/15, 6 PM, Dead Raccoons, Pigeons of Belief, HORSE: the Band, Konami Code. Fri 8/16, 6 PM, Amazing Transparent Man, Woolworthy, Tsunami Bomb, Monster Trux. Sat 8/17, 9 PM, Re: Rec, Kind of Like Spitting, Catfish Haven, St. Monroe. Sun 8/18, 5 PM, Frontside, Backstabbers Inc., Western Sky, Plan of Attack. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/9, 10 PM, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas. Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Webb Wilder & the Nashvegans, Yellowhammers. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman (8/13 featuring Gina McLaughlin Quartet). Wed 8/14, 8 PM, Marie Alexandre, Anne DeLangis, Chazz Dixon, Yvonne Gage, Richard Schoen. Thu 8/15, 9 PM, Janet Bean & the Concertina Wire, Sally Timms. Fri 8/16, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Sat 8/17, Leon Russell, Jon Langford & the Brutal Efficients featuring John Rice & Pat Brennan. 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 8/9, Steve Kessler & the Saturday June Band. Sat 8/10, Replay. Sundays, open jam session. Sat 8/17, Mint. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Mondays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Zion & Brian Paul. Sat 8/10, 9 PM, open jam. Thu 8/15, Cryin' Souls. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/9 and Fri 8/16, Quantum Leep. 630-416-4898.

FREDDY'S RIBHOUSE 26 W. Hubbard: Nightly at 8 PM, Howl at the Moon dueling baby grand piano players lead a sing-along. 312-863-7427.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ JC. Mondays, 9 PM, DJ Chris B spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/9, Better Boyfriends. Sat 8/10, Libido Grande, Decatur, Nobs, Not Rebecca. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 8/16, Hungries. Sat 8/17, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/9, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ruby & Vicky Boofont. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mondays, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Tue 8/13, 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Wed 8/14, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thu 8/15, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Fri 8/16, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/9, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/10, noon, Jeff Roscoe; 3 PM, Ruby & Vicky Boofont; 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM, Matt Zarley; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/11, noon, Jen Porter; 3 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 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 hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 8/14, 7:30 PM, Robert "Butter" Butler; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 8/15, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/16, 7:30 PM, Kerry Kincannon & Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/17, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/18, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Fri 8/9, 10 PM, Rachael Sage. 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage. 312-915-0071.

GOVNOR'S PUBLIC HOUSE 220 Randall, Lake in the Hills: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Scott Nev Band. Sat 8/10, D'Zyre. Thu 8/15, Desi Brothers. Fri 8/16, Night Riders. Sat 8/17, Exit 90. 847-658-4700.

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Fridays, 6 PM, Frank Raven & Jim Desmond. 847-724-1390.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/9, 9:30 PM, Agave. 773-395-0066.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/9, J.T. & the Clouds, Outlaw Family Band, Hillbilly Winos. Sat 8/10, Roho, Brother Lowdown, Driven. Sundays, DJ B. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Fri 8/16, Radio Flyer, Braintree. Sat 8/17, Zen Darlings, Ten Minute Vision, Bicycle Tricycle. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 8/13, 7 PM, Dave Andersen. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/9, 10 PM, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops (see Critic's Choice). Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Town & Country, Mahjonng; 12:30 AM, DJ Augie D. Sun 8/11, Clyde Federal, Snowglobe, Children's Hour. Tue 8/13, 9:30 PM, Drive-By Truckers (see Spot Check), Devil in a Woodpile. Wed 8/14, 9 PM, Lozenge, Pillow, Lavender (see Spot Check). Thu 8/15, 9:30 PM, Early Day Miners, Post, Architecture. Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Fire Show, Mark Mallman. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Pelt, Charalambides, Spires That in the Sunset Rise; 12:30 AM, DJ Plastic Crimewave. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 8/9, Deuce, Epic. Sat 8/10, Lightning & Thunder, Scandelle Us. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 8/15, Minus Zero, Lucigen. Fri 8/16, Blues Monks, First Circle, Seed Band. Sat 8/17, Friends of Pete, P53. 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. Fri 8/9, "Collaborations" with Marvin Tate & Martha Stahl. Sat 8/10, On the Air. Tuesdays, Maya. Wed 8/14, Jim Roney. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oak Brook Centre, Oak Brook: Thu 8/15, 8:30 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Billy Idol, DJ Pulz-8 (sold out). Sat 8/10, Why Store, Ophur. Wed 8/14, Brian Wilson. Thu 8/15, Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Fri 8/16, Noreaga. Sat 8/17, Dolly Parton (sold out). Sun 8/18, Teena Marie. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 8/9, E-Mics. Tue 8/13 through Fri 8/16, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. Saturdays, DJs Mass Transit & Spinello. Sundays, Magellan's Sphere. Tuesdays, DJs Amanda & Brock spin 80s electronica & Britpop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-394-2066.

JAVA OASIS 2240 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, 7 PM, People's Vocal Reactionary Liberation Movement hosted by Danny Devine & discopoet Khari B. 312-328-1216.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 8/9, 17th Floor. Sat 8/10, Epic, Tuck Pence, Gidgets Ga-Ga. Sun 8/11, Dead Prez. Fri 8/16, Strain Busy Sky, Molly. Sat 8/17, Umphrey's McGee, 1000 Vertical Ft. 312-337-3486.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/17, 9:30 PM, Jade. 773-348-7592.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Mark Watson Band, Dazy Head Mazy. Sat 8/10, Then Again. Sun 8/11, Sunny Side Up. Wed 8/14, Blue New World, Chinchilla Fury, Interociter. Fri 8/16, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Glowfriends, Jeremy. Sat 8/17, Hungry Hungry Honchos. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post Duo. 312-337-2583.

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 (8/12 with Mike Hodgkiss). Tuesdays, Rich Gonshak, Todd Harper. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/9, 9:30 PM, Mulligan Stew, Los Luchadores, Saps. Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Vax Wallo, Yer Mother's Lovers, Tribe of Zero. Sun 8/11, 7 PM, the Old Town School of Folk Music's John Prine Ensemble, Face for Radio. Tue 8/13, 9 PM, Ivari, Three Fold Chord (no cover). Wed 8/14, 9 PM, Jeff Freling, Nectarine Knockout (benefit for Open Eye Productions). Thu 8/15, 9 PM, Famous Brothers, Maya. Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Mer, Relax Boy, Changes. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Yes Men, Frankenpony, Megasuperultra. Sun 8/18, 9 PM, Felt, Shawn Salmon Trio (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/9, Kings of Convenience, Mark Federighi. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Terrapin Nation. Wed 8/14, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix. Thu 8/15, Pudder Project, Kick the Cat. Fri 8/16, Heroes, Kimi Hayes, Clumsy Lovers. Sat 8/17, La Makita Soma, Irradio. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar; no cover. Fridays, 4:30 PM-1 AM, DJs spin. Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Steve Blair & the Melange Blue Band; 8:30 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 630-571-3600.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/9, 7 PM, Murderdolls, Grade 8, Lollipop Lust Kill (all-ages show). Sat 8/10, 9 PM, Webb Brothers, Caviar, Assassins, NYCSmoke, Tommie Sunshine. Sun 8/11, 6:30 PM, Elvi, Vacation Bible School, Premium, Gein Rock (all-ages show). Tue 8/13, 6:30 PM, Project 86, Blindside (all-ages show). Thu 8/15, 9 PM, Beer Nuts, Million Yen, Mighty Fine Machine, Tuffetts. Fri 8/16, 7 PM, Adema, 30 Seconds to Mars. Sat 8/17 and Sun 8/18, 7 PM, Sonic Youth (sold out). 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/9, Dave Weld & Jeff Taylor. Fri 8/16, Fabulous Frank & Dave Show. 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.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/10, Dave Andersen. 847-259-9724.

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

NARCISSE 710 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s alternative. 312-274-9500.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/9, 9 PM, Ellen Rosner, Starcandy, Edie Carey & Teddy Goldstein with Jennifer Marks, Sean Wiggins. Mondays, 9 PM, Sound Reflections with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Super 8 Cum Shot, Manservant. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Red Elephant, Ruben Waters Loves You, Locals. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (8/15 with Kay Barrett & Libby Reed). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/9, 9 PM, Convulsions, Ghettobillies, Melissa Ziemer, Pete Special Trio, Gary Yerkins. Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Fat Time. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tuesdays, midnight, DJs Alo & Larry Millah spin hip-hop and soul. Wed 8/14, 9 PM, Arteries, RCB, Jason Narducy. Fri 8/16, 10 PM, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Shadow Tribe. 773-489-0011.

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 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Denise Tomasello. Sat 8/10, Jon Weber. Wednesdays, open mike. 312-527-1010.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/9, Dugout. Sat 8/10, Buzzards, Frank Jordan. Sun 8/11, 7 PM, Wellstones. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 8/14, Craig Moorfield, Joe Mannix, Frank Tribes. Thu 8/15, Former Teenage Idols, Sayers, Blaked. Fri 8/16, Hello Operator. Sat 8/17, Naked Oil Twister, Shit City Dream Girls. Sun 8/18, 10 PM, Polyester Starfish. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 8/14, Steve Kessler & the Saturday June Band. Thursdays, Turnstyles unplugged. Sat 8/17, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Fri 8/16, 9:30 PM, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. Sat 8/17, 9:30 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 815-477-0340.

POTATO CREEK JOHNNY'S 1850 Waukegan, Glenview: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/17, Second Nature. 847-486-1007.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/10, Blue Diamond. Sat 8/17, Desi Brothers. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/9, Moods. Sat 8/10, Katy Lied (Steely Dan tribute). Thu 8/15, Smalls. Fri 8/16, Howard & the White Boys. Fri 8/17, Sister Envy. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Polymer, Muddy River Nightmare Band, Juzt Nutz, Buried at Sea. Sat 8/10, Ming, Bleed, Hotel Fire, Psycho Billy Kadillaks. Wed 8/14, Pum, Peelander-Z, Stale Chofli. Thu 8/15, Head of Femur, Abandoned Silos, Perfect Teeth, Kallikak Family. Fri 8/16, Twat Vibe, Keleton DMD, Vets. Sat 8/17, Jesse Garon Presley & the Pineappalachians, Little Billy Catfish. 773-248-3093.

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 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 8/10, Urban Funk Ordinance. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Tue 8/13, Season to Risk, Crush Kill Destroy, Combo #3. Wed 8/14, My Secret Service, Nick Krimm. Sat 8/17, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. 773-276-9730.

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

RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY 700 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Wed 8/14, 7 PM, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante (no cover). 847-520-1222.

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 & Ruby Harris. 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.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 8/9, Cirrus Falcon. Fri 8/16, Roots Rock Society. 630-964-0773.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/9, Left Setter, Wombat Carnival, Disonic. Sat 8/10, Disconnected, Life Without, Nuisance, Crash Poet, Grindbox. 847-392-6446.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/16, User Friendly. Sat 8/17, Anne Harris. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/9, 7 PM, Ben Kweller, Webb Brothers, Adam Green (sold out); 11 PM, Star Room Boys, Floorbirds. Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Sinister Luck Ensemble (see Spot Check), Pan American, Grimble Grumble. Sun 8/11, 8 PM, Son Ambulance, Ghosty, Mark Denardo. Mon 8/12, 8 PM, Stick Night with Greg Howard, Matt Tate, Jason Blake Band. Tue 8/13, 9 PM, Jim Roll, Neil Cleary, Deanna Varagona. Wed 8/14, 8 PM, M. Headphone, Bree Sharp, Adam Richman. Thu 8/15, 8 PM, Brian Vander Ark. Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Kevin Coyne, M.O.T.O., Plastic Crimewave Sound. Sun 8/18, 9 PM, Twinemen. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/10, Livin' Large. Sat 8/17, Stevie Starlite. 630-372-2900.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Fri 8/9, 10 PM, Darker, Genral Patton & His Privates. 708-403-1688.

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

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. Mondays, DJ Matt Fields. Tuesdays, DJ Mike Kendal. Wednesdays, DJ JC. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 8/9, 9 PM, Deadly Dragon Sound System, DJ Rickshaw, DJ Scratch Famous. Sat 8/10, 10:30 PM, Air This Side of Caution. Thu 8/15, 8:30 PM, Ivana D'Arc, Jaula, Uno de Mas. Fri 8/16, 9 PM, All Fours, New Math, DJ Mass Transit. In the lounge: Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, hip-hop open mike hosted by Undecided One & Rexford. Thursdays, 11 PM, Bad News Jones. 773-278-6600.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic, industrial & dance. 312-274-9500.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/10, Michael Rodio. Sat 8/17, Entrinzic. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-296-9620.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by the Polyrhythmic Arts Collective. 773-477-3400.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: 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 8/9, Lure, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Sat 8/10, Twang Bang, Hal Hixson. Sun 8/11, Dave Tamkin, Melissa Adams, Sue Fink. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 8/13, Anne Heaton, Martha's Trouble. Wed 8/14, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Donna Adler, Jeff & Stacy Oliver, John Hasbrouck & Jules Taylor. Thu 8/15, Adam Richman. Fri 8/16, Sean Smith. Sat 8/17, Dave Sills. Sun 8/18, Donna Adler, Kellie Lin Knott, Rust Belt Music. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Powerknobs, Negligents, Functional Blackouts. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke with live band. 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.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: Fri 8/9, 11 PM, Staalmate, Fort Rile Dog, Tacit Blue Project. Wed 8/14, 9 PM, Bypass Group featuring Heavy Petting, the Flashbulb & DJ Rotten Milk. Sat 8/17, 11 PM, Cooksie, Space Shower Civic. 773-296-6024.

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. Saturdays, open mike. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/9, RSB, Indika. Sat 8/10, New Flavor, Sweet Justice. Sun 8/11, Innervision. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. Thu 8/15, Carl Brown. Fri 8/16, Aswah Greggori, Osweza, Indika. Sat 8/17, Gizzae, Daddy Roots. Sun 8/18, Teddy Afro, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/9, Miles of Empty. Sat 8/10, Fin, Turnerjoy, Zerostars. Tue 8/13, Mr. Blotto. Wed 8/14, Andy Band. Thu 8/15, Joe Bigsley, Malpractice. Fri 8/16, Brother Brother. Sat 8/17, Shaking Tree. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Louie V. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tuesdays, DJ M-Pulse. Thursdays, DJ Marty Boblat. 815-356-6000.

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

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM 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. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage (8/9 with Mazi). Saturdays, Heather Doble, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wed 8/14, DJ Bruno, DJ 33-1/3. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop. Saturdays, DJs spin Chicago house. Sundays, DJs spin R&B. Tuesdays, DJs spin house. Wednesdays, Chris Gin, DJ Apocalypse, and guest DJs spin progressive. Thursdays, Synesthesia DJs spin. 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 nightly (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. 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.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Barcode DJs spin. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid, DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez & El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

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 720 720 N. Wells: DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house 9 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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.

COMO 695 N. Milwaukee. Fri 8/9, 10 PM, DJ A+ spins house, hip-hop, and rare groove. 312-733-7400.

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. 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. Fridays, DJs Frique & Hiroki (8/9, DJ Dave Ralph). Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. Thu 8/15, 10 PM, John Curley & Frique. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 8/12, 10 PM, Earth, DJs Bob & Ray_rod (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin Saturdays after 10:30 PM. 312-243-9350.

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: Sat 8/10, 9 PM, Lowfish, Solvent, Tamion 12 Inch, DJ Jordan Zawideh. Wed 8/14, 10 PM, Big Up! with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In the cabaret room: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Mondays, Spankie. Tuesdays, Double J. In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

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. Wednesdays, Can Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence & Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Thu 8/15, 10 PM, Chris Robb, Boo Williams, Mr. A.L.I., Vick Lavender. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/10, DJ Madrid spins before and after 10 PM performance by Kepa Junkera. 312-362-9707.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. Saturdays, DJs Mass Transit & Spinello. Tuesdays, DJs Amanda & Brock spinning 80s electronica & Britpop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Leonard "Remix" Rroy, Sean Smith, DJ V-Rod, Leonard Part Sixx. 773-363-8555.

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.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 8/9, 17th Floor. 312-337-3486.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJs Frique & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs 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, 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, DJ Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJs spin reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, DJ Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin progressive, hip-hop, swing & jazz 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Thursdays, Brockout! DJs spin jungle & drum 'n' bass. 773-665-1110.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Derrick Wize & friends. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, DJ Gene Lopez spins hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Neil & Elixx DJs spin house, soul & funk. 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.

MICHAEL'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 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays. Fridays, DJ Marty Boblat. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 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 (until 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.

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Caffeine. 312-491-1931.

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 Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 PM-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. 312-255-0022.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy. 773-252-7767.

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.

PUMPING COMPANY 6157 N. Broadway: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Tuesdazed" with DJ Ae, Blue Shift, DJ Linx. 773-743-7994.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/9, DJ Disciple, Ron Carroll & Mr A.L.I. with Tommie Sunshine & Jordan Zawideh. 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. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Resident DJ Matt Warren and guests spin after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. Fri 8/9, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Fri 8/16, Mario Smokin' Diaz. 312-491-9600.

THE ROOFTOP 1960 N. Racine. Sat 8/10, 10 PM, DJs 33-1/3, T Solo, Khaaliq, R Double. 312-735-3303.

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, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ 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.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/9, Colette, Michael Serafini, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/10, Heather, Raoul Belmans, Swirl People. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron spin ambient breakbeats and future bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs Rekleiner & Darius Hurley spin American and British punk. Thu 8/15, Wobblyhead Sound System with Def Harmonic, Turing Test, Caural (see Post No Bills), DJ Old Man Malcolm, One-F. Fri 8/16, Scott Hardkiss, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/17, Miles Maeda, Josh Deep. 773-549-4140.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Alex. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (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). 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 (8/10, 10 PM-midnight, hip-hop open mike); midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJs Spinsterwun spins house. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, DJs spin Latin jazz and house. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Form. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Dan. 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, Marco Hernandez & Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. Thu 8/15, Layo & Bushwhacka, Donnie Stash, John Huang, Frank Salerno, Flipside. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/9, Sander Kleinenberg, Andre Solaris, Kemal, Phantom 45 Focus, Reese Urban. Sat 8/10, Charles Feelgood, Grant Plant, Johnny Chaos, Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Sat 8/17, Sen-Sei & Coleman, Dano, Spesh, Mark Almaria Laura B, Tony 2 Much. 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.

WHISKEY SKY W Hotel, 644 N. Lake Shore Dr.: Fri 8/9, 9 PM, DJs Aladdin & Sobhash spin bhangra, hip-hop, and desi. 312-943-9200.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Frank Martinez & Mike Z. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Structure spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/9, Julius the Mad Thinker, Justin Long, Sativa. Sat 8/10, Starecase, Chad Sommer, Nosmo, Tobias, Andre Harris, PNS. Sundays, DJs Jesse de la Pena & Uncle Milty. Fri 8/16, Lego, Justin Long, Sativa. Sat 8/17, John Patterson, Cedric, John Curley, Monna & Jeremiah, Andre Harris, Tobias, PNS, Bear Who? 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ARRANMORE, CHRIS MCNAMARA Free concert. Fri 8/9, 7 PM, corner of Campbell & Vail, Arlington Heights. 847-506-4214.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET, SAM BUSH BAND, JOHN COWAN BAND, PETER ROWAN & TONY RICE, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND Sat 8/17, 2 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

KAT EGGLESTON, RICK NEELY TRIO Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

STEVE KESSLER & THE SATURDAY JUNE BAND WITH BRAD COLE Fri 8/16, 8 PM, Attic Playhouse, 410 Sheridan, Highwood. 847-433-2660.

LAMONT LAMBERT Free spirituals concert. Fri 8/16, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

BILL QUATEMAN Free concert. Fri 8/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

REDWOOD LANDING, BILL QUATEMAN Sat 8/10, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG WITH CORKY SIEGEL & NANCY WALKER Fri 8/9, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STRONG VOICES WITH KATHRYN & KAITLYN MORSKI, KATHY & IRENE FOLKERTS, SUSAN URBAN Free concert. Sun 8/18, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 8/10, 7 PM, Dick Solberg, the Fiddler. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 8/9, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sun 8/11, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 8/12, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 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 8/18, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Switchback. Sat 8/10, Whiskey Hollow. Fri 8/16, Amy Dolan. Sat 8/17, Seamus O'Kane & friends. 773-282-7035.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 8/14, songwriter showcase with Michael Carlos, Jeff Wisniewski & Bob Peterson. 773-489-5471.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/9, J.T. & the Clouds, Outlaw Family Band, Hillbilly Winos. 773-472-5139.

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

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-883-0304.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers (no cover). Fri 8/9, 10 PM, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops (see Critic's Choice). Mondays, 10 PM, Cantina with Nora O'Connor & Matt Weber (no cover). Tue 8/13, 9:30 PM, Drive-By Truckers (see Spot Check), Devil in a Woodpile. Sun 8/18, 10 PM, Country Teasers, Thin Man, Tough and Lovely. 773-227-4433.

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.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Napper Tandy. Sat 8/10, O' Lookie Mo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, Kelly Griner. Fri 8/16, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 8/17, Larkin Brothers. 630-325-3732.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Sun 8/11, 7 PM, the Old Town School of Folk Music's John Prine Ensemble. Thu 8/15, 9 PM, Famous Brothers, Maya. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 8/10, Gan Bua. Mondays, 9 PM, traditional Irish music (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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.

RAIN DOG BOOKS & CAFE 408 S. Wabash: Wednesdays, 1 PM, John Hasbrouck. 312-922-8311.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 8/13, 9 PM, Jim Roll, Neil Cleary, Deanna Varagona. Sat 8/17, 7 PM, Fitz & the Celts; 10 PM, Christy McWilson, Lush Budgett, Amy Allison. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 8/9, Dennis Johnson & Duane Larson. Fri 8/16, Joe Jencks. Sat 8/17, 2 PM, open "sing-around." 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Mon 8/12, 8 PM, Ralph Covert's Old Town School of Folk Music Graduation Show (no cover). 773-929-1300.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BLUES FOR HOMELESS FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 8/17, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

REVEREND CHRIS HARRIS & THE BRIGHT STAR INSPIRATIONAL CHOIR Fri 8/16, 8 PM, gazebo, Prairie Crossing, Route 45 and Route 137, Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

LYNNE JORDAN & THE SHIVERS Sun 8/18, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-745-0040 or 312-742-1079.

B.B. KING, GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS, FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS Thu 8/15, 4 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS in a free concert before showings of Chicago Pageant: A New Canvas. Wed 8/14, 8 PM, north facade, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7114.

KEB' MO', DAR WILLIAMS Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WEST ENGLEWOOD UNITED ORGANIZATION GOSPEL FEST See Fairs & Festivals.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Band. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/9 and Sat 8/10, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Mondays, Fri 8/16, and Sat 8/17, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/13, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/9 and Sat 8/10, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 8/13, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, Linsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. 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 8/9, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 8/10 and Mon 8/12, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sun 8/11, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Tue 8/13, Vino Louden. Wed 8/14, Chico Banks. Thu 8/15, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Fri 8/16, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 8/17, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 8/18, 5 PM, Lurrie Bell; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. 773-528-1012.

BLUES ETC. 1215 N. Broadway, Joliet: Fri 8/9, 8 PM, grand opening with J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. 815-722-3143.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 8/18, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/16, Chicago Flyers. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/9, 5:30 PM, Joel Paterson; 9:30 PM, Cash McCall & Maurice John Vaughn, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Sat 8/10, 6:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Big Bill Morganfield, Jimmy Burns. Sun 8/11, Buddy Guy's birthday with Carl Weathersby. Mon 8/12, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 8/13, Jimmy Burns. Wed 8/14, Joe Moss. Thu 8/15, Al Hill & the Love Butlers. Fri 8/16, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Deborah Coleman, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 8/17, 6:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Otis Rush, the Buzz. Sun 8/18, Joanna Connor. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/16, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

CAFE PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/16, Jim Cole & Andon Davis. 773-384-2547.

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 8/9 and Sat 8/10, Nora Jean. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, John Primer Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by Bruce Williams with Bobby Wolf, Sonny Sloan & Jeff Blum. 847-587-8081.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/9, Big Bill Morganfield. Sat 8/10, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Fri 8/16, Marty Sammon Band. Sat 8/17, Lonnie Brooks. 630-513-0074.

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

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/10, Blues Monks. 773-528-7569.

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

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 8/10, 9:30 PM, Madman Blues Band. 773-878-3343.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/9, 9 PM, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY Music upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Professor John. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 8/10, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Sat 8/17, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin (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. Sat 8/17, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 8/10, 9:30 PM, Steepwater. Tue 8/13, 8:30 PM, Mike Wheeler Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 8/17, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers (no cover). Mondays, 10 PM, Cantina with Nora O'Connor & Matt Weber (no cover). Tue 8/13, 9:30 PM, Drive-By Truckers (see Spot Check), Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/9, Erwin Helfer. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM; gospel brunch Sundays at 9:30 AM and noon. Fri 8/9, 4:30 PM, E-Mics; 10 PM, Chicago Playboys. Sat 8/10, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/13, 4:30 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC; 10 PM, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Wed 8/14, 4:30 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC; 10 PM, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Thu 8/15, 4:30 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC; 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 8/16, 4:30 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC; 10 PM, Jimmy Burns. Sat 8/17, Roy Hytower. 312-923-2000.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sat 8/17, 9:30 PM, Jade. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Junior. Fri 8/9, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Kid Dynamite. Sat 8/10, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Linsey Alexander. Mondays, Frank Pellegrino & friends, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 8/15, Debbie Davies, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, Larry McCray, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. 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. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-493-3477.

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Tuesdays, 9 PM, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-667-3130.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Linsey Alexander Band. Sat 8/10, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. Thu 8/15, Tenry Johns Band. 630-446-4001.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/10, Ken Saydak. Sat 8/17, Felix & the Cats. 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.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 8/10, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 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 8/9, Blue Plate Special. Sat 8/10, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Fri 8/16, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. Sat 8/17, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 815-477-0340.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 8/15, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. 773-276-9730.

REDHEAD 42 E. Superior: Tuesdays, 11:45 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-787-2600.

REMINGTON BLUES 195 Remington, Bolingbrook: Restaurant and lounge with music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, "Diva Day" open jam for women. 630-759-7978.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 8/9, Vance Kelly (see Critic's Choice). Sat 8/10, Howard Scott. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, jam with Tom Holland's Big Blue & Sammy Fender. Wed 8/14, Studebaker John (no cover). Thu 8/15, Chicago Blue Angels (no cover). Fri 8/16, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 8/17, Mississippi Heat. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/9, Lurrie Bell. Sat 8/10, Jody Williams. Tuesdays, Fri 8/16, and Sat 8/17, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 8/15, Eddie Taylor Jr. 773-342-0452.

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 & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 8/10, Pat Smillie Band. Fri 8/16, Steepwater. Sat 8/17, Chicago Express. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/9, Dusty Brown & the Billy Flynn Band. Sat 8/10, Chicago Flyers. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, Billy Flynn Band. 773-772-6656.

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Nora Jean. Sundays, Willie D. 773-533-9208.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 8/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

RUBEN ALVAREZ & THE RAICES/ROOTS LATIN ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 8/15, 7 PM, southwest courtyard, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

BARRISTERS BIG BAND Free concert. Fri 8/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

HAMIET BLUIEtT performs as part of the Ascension Loft Series. Sat 8/17, 8:30 PM, 17 N. Elizabeth. 312-226-5688.

BMR4 Free concert. Sat 8/17, 3 PM, Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee. 312-742-7529.

BOISE QUEEN Free concert. Wed 8/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SAM BURKHARDT GROUP Free big band concert. Thu 8/15, 6:30 PM, Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland. 312-742-7529.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Fri 8/16, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO FOOTWARMERS Free concert. Wed 8/14, 7 PM, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan. 312-742-7871.

MARK COLBY GROUP Free concert. Sun 8/11, 5 PM, Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf. 312-743-7857.

ORBERT DAVIS Free in-store performances. Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sun 8/18, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SAMUEL DEL REAL Y SU ORQUESTA Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/17, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GUY FRICANO JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 8/15, 7 PM, 63rd Street beach, 6300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-747-6187.

GALLERY 37 JAZZ BAND Free concert. Tue 8/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GALLERY 37 LATIN BIG BAND Free concert. Fri 8/9, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOHN GOLDMAN/MAURICE BROWN QUINTET Free concert. Fri 8/9, 7 PM, Renaissance Park, 79th & Throop. 773-483-4300.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Free big band concert. Fri 8/9, 7 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-742-7529.

HENRY JOHNSON ORGAN EXPRESS Thu 8/15, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performances. Fri 8/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 8/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

AMY LOWE TRIO Free concert. Thu 8/15, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7529.

MAMBO ALL-STARS Fri 8/9, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

JOE MCBRIDE & THE TEXAS RHYTHM CLUB Thu 8/15, 6 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

JOHN MCLEAN Free in-store performance. Tue 8/13, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MOTHRA QUARTET Free concert. Fri 8/16, noon, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

JOANIE PALLATTO & THE MACHINE BAND WITH SPARROW, JOHN E. MAGNAN & ALEJO POVEDA Tue 8/13, 5-7:30 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO WITH RAY KENNEDY & MARTIN PIZZARELLI Sun 8/11, 4:30 PM, and Mon 8/12, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free big band concert. Sun 8/11, 7 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-742-7529.

TOM STEVENS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SUENOS Sat 8/10, 2-4 PM, Garden Plaza, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan. 312-751-3680.

MALACHI THOMPSON & AFRICA BRASS WITH DEE ALEXANDER perform at Bronzeville Jazz Family Day. Sun 8/11, 4 PM, auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood. 773-536-6555.

JIMMY WRIGHT QUARTET Concert and open jam. Sat 8/17, 6 PM, Maywood Park, 921 S. Ninth, Maywood. 708-344-4740.

LIBBY YORK WITH DON STIERNBERG & KELLY SILL Free concert. Sun 8/11, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

DAVID YOUNG, DOUG BRUSH, JEFFREY KUST, RAY BAILEY and others perform at "Kaleidoscope: a Family Day." Sat 8/10, 10:30 AM, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-443-3600.

ROB ZETTL/VINCE CLARK TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 8/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

jazz

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band. 773-478-4408.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/9, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan Delorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/10, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 8/14, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, John Braumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 8/15, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 8/16, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/17, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, John Braumbach Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 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 8/9 and Sat 8/10, Christina Sanchez. Sun 8/11 and Mon 8/12, Detour. Tue 8/13 through Sat 8/17, Carlos Cannon. Sun 8/18, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 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 show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 8/9, Fri 8/16, and Sat 8/17,

Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Sat 8/10, Frank D'Rone. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Mary Clare Barker. Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Bob Solone. Sundays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 7 PM, Bob Centano & guests. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bobby Harrison. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Gary Filip. 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 in the beer garden; no cover. Fri 8/9, Binford/Bruhnke Duo. Wed 8/14, John Mose Trio. Fri 8/16, Bob Baglione Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/10, Mudita Quartet. 773-384-8600.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/9, Johnnie Faren & Orient Jazz Express. Sat 8/10, Andre Earles. Fri 8/16, Bradley Williams 21st Century Review. Sat 8/17, Lou DiGangi Swingtet. 630-574-2155.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Wed 8/14, 8 PM, Yves Francois E.S. Rumba Jazz. 773-279-9141.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 8/11, Elaine Dame Duo with Jeremy Kahn. Thu 8/15, Je Suis Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/9, Tatsuya Nakatani, Kyle Bruckmann, Kurt Johnson. Sat 8/10, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jim Baker. Sat 8/17, Michael Zerang's Improvised Music Workshop. Sun 8/18, Jeff Chan, Tatsu Aoki & Chad Taylor. 773-463-0158.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 8/15, 6 PM, pianist Chieko Kurauchi. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo; 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO FIREHOUSE 1401 S. Michigan: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-786-1401.

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.

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.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Thursdays, 8 PM, and Sat 8/17, 9:30 PM, Paul Abella & the New Breed (no cover). 630-844-1115.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 8/14, 8 PM, Tatsuya Nakatani. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/9, Matt Erion Trio. Sat 8/10, Ron Smith & Lamplighters. Fri 8/16, Andy Meacham Trio. Sat 8/17, WesBound Trane. 630-377-9222.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/11, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 8/18, 3 PM, Salty Dogs (book release party for Ballet for Opening Day; no cover); 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FOUNDRY Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 8/15, 7:30 PM, John Mose Trio. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 8/12, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/9, 9:30 PM, Agave. Sundays, 8 PM, Intimate Jazz series hosted by Roger DeVito (8/11 with Sonny Seals Quartet; no cover). Tue 8/13, 6 PM, Dennis Lexion Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 8/9, 5 PM, pianist and singer Jonathan Mastro; 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet with Von Freeman; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/10, 8 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet with Brad Wheeler; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/11, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective featuring Bob Dogan & Nate Walcott; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 8/12, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/16, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Curtis Stigers Group; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Curtis Stigers Group; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/18, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 8/11, 4 PM, Lucy Smith, Claudia Perez; 8:30 PM, Jews Brothers Band (see Spot Check). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). 312-362-9707.

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 8/11, Jason Ajemian, Matt Bauder, Dan Sylvester, Ernst Karel, Kyle Bruckmann & Tim Daisy. Sun 8/18, Scott Rosenberg Quartet with Tim Daisy, Jason Ajemian & Stuart Bogie. 773-935-2118.

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

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

JACKSON HARBOR GRILL 6401 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

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 8/9 through Sun 8/11, Jeff "Tain" Watts Quintet. Tue 8/13 through Sun 8/18, Lou Donaldson Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sat 8/10, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carrol, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. 773-728-2663.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Cecile Savage. 312-829-4600.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 8/9 and Sat 8/10, Robin Lukas. Sundays, Scott Holman. Fri 8/16, Dan Gillogly. Sat 8/17, Robin Lukas. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Fridays through Sundays, 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 8/9, Stan Karcz & Peter Miletic. Sat 8/10 and Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Sundays and Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Mondays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Fri 8/16, Stan Karcz & Robin Lukas. Sat 8/17, Stan Karcz & Dave Crawford. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 8/9, Sat 8/10, and Thu 8/15, Scott Holman. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. Fri 8/16, Jim Rollins. Sat 8/17, Dan Gillogly. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 8/11, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Raul Timbal y Su Mambo Jazz Band. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, 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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 8/10, 8:30 PM, Jews Brothers Band (see Spot Check), Darkroom Chemicals. 847-869-0450.

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 (8/11 with Bill Artope & Five Spot Quintet). 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 312-943-5228.

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

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 8/17, Eileen McNulty & Mike Vanier. 312-527-1010.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio with Deane Myers & Keith Brady. 312-787-2200.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. 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. Sun 8/11, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 8/18, 7 PM, Metro Jazz Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/9, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 8/10, George McRae Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Greg Fishman & Paulinho Garcia. Tuesdays, Dan Cray Trio. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet. Thu 8/15, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 8/16, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 8/17, Five Spot Quintet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/9, Jeannie Tanner Quintet, Frank Portolese Trio. Sat 8/10, Ken Chaney Experience. Tue 8/13, Steve Ditzell/Dave Kaye Duo. Wed 8/14, Steve Kessler & the Saturday June Band. Fri 8/16, Gerald McClendon Band. Sat 8/17, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. 847-266-1313.

PORTO BELLO 561 Main, Lake Zurich: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-540-9393.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/9, Taku Akiyama Quintet. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 8/16, Havana. 773-276-9730.

RASCAL'S 1136 Maple, LaGrange Park: Fri 8/9, 8:30 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio performs songs of the Rat Pack. 708-534-7000.

RED FROG PUB & GRILL 5353 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 9 PM, John Paris Trio (no cover). 773-545-3761.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Vincent Davis Band. Mondays, jam session with the Vincent Davis Band. 773-665-8965.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton (no cover). 312-491-1122.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble (call 312-263-1649 for more information). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Kuzzins (no cover). 773-871-0990.

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

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Thu 8/15, Larry Marotta, Kyle Bruckmann, Kurt Johnson & Tatsuya Nakatani, Ken Vandermark. 773-862-3616.

TOWN HOUSE CAFE 105 N. 2nd, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM. Sat 8/10, guitarist Jim Kanas. Sat 8/17, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 630-584-8603.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 8/10, Jazz Avengers. 773-327-2739.

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, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. Sat 8/10, 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

RUBEN ALVAREZ & THE RAICES/ROOTS LATIN ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 8/15, 7 PM, southwest courtyard, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

SAMUEL DEL REAL Y SU ORQUESTA Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/17, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

MAMBO ALL-STARS Fri 8/9, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/9, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ORCHESTRA RUMBA perform at "Luna Cabana" Latin dance party, with lessons from the Latin Rhythms Dance Studio. Thursdays, 5-10 PM, Adler

Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0516.

SHOOGLENIFTY Free concert of contemporary and traditional Scottish music at Chicago Summerdance. Thu 8/15, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

EL TRI, LA CONGA 18 & over show. Sat 8/10, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 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.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Tue 8/13, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-384-8600.

CAFE USA 3801 Mannheim, Schiller Park: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and cumbia with Latin dance lessons by Amir. 847-233-0011.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 8/13, 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/10, 10 PM, Kepa Junkera (see Spot Check). Sun 8/11, 8:30 PM, Jews Brothers Band (see Spot Check). Wed 8/14, 8 PM, Tibetan monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery. Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 8/17, 2 PM, Tibetan chanting workshop; 10 PM, Mambo Express Afro-Cuban Band (preceded by mambo dance lessons with Tina Mangos at 9 PM). Sun 8/18, 9 PM, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Sundays, 9 PM, Magellan's Sphere. 773-394-2066.

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.

MORETTI'S 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Alberto spins salsa & merengue. 312-850-0208.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 8/10, 8:30 PM, Jews Brothers Band (see Spot Check), Darkroom Chemicals. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 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 dura and tropical beats 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.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Mondays, 8:30 PM, Greg Fishman & Paulinho Garcia. 773-472-1000.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Music after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. Sat 8/10, Orquesta Isla. Sat 8/17, Orquesta Libertad. 312-491-9600.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, El Guapo & DJ Mercurio with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. 847-969-1602.

WHISKEY SKY W Hotel, 644 N. Lake Shore Dr.: Fri 8/9, 9 PM, DJ Aladdin spins bhangra, hip-hop, and desi. 312-943-9200.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez spin salsa and Caribbean music with Latin dance lessons by Evie. 847-982-1400.

classical

NATHANIEL CHAITKIN AND MARIE-FRANCE LEFEBVRE cello and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mendelssohn, Debussy, Chaitkin, Cassado). Free admission. Wed 8/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN CARILLON RECITALS Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe: Mon 8/12, 7 PM, Julie Marie Ford. 847-835-6980.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 8/9, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with baritone Thomas Quasthoff in an all-Mahler program. Sat 8/10, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion in Bennett-Gordon Hall at 7:15 PM), Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with soprano Marina Mescheriakova, tenors Vinson Cole and Scott Ramsay, basses Sergei Leiferkus and Robert Pomakov, and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus (Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff). See Critic's Choice. Sun 8/11, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Jennifer Frautschi, pianist Olga Kern, and cellist Han-Na Chang (Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff); followed by a "postlude concert" in Martin Theatre featuring soprano Marina Mescheriakova and tenor Vinson Cole in a Rachmaninoff program. 847-266-5100.

CLOUD NINE CAFE 1944 N. Oakley: Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-486-3900.

GALLERY 37 OPERATICS ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Thu 8/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 8/9, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/11, 6:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 6. Sat 8/10, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with guitarist Christopher Parkening (Harmann, E. Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin). Wed 8/14, 6:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with sopranos Elizabeth Norman and Jonita Lattimore and mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson (R. Strauss, J. Strauss, J. Strauss II). Fri 8/16, 7:30 PM, and Sat 8/17, 8:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Karen Brunssen, tenor Scott Ramsay, baritone Lester Lynch, bass Myron Meyers, and the Grant Park Chorus (Mendelssohn, Berlioz). 312-742-4763.

LISA GRIFFITH mezzo-soprano, with pianist Marta Johnson (Bolcom, Schumann, Fine, Bizet). Sun 8/18, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

CAROLYN HART AND DENISE GAMEZ soprano and mezzo-soprano, with pianist Daniel Paul Horn in a free concert (Bach, Mozart, Britten, Falla, Poulenc). Sat 8/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 312-415-2391 or 312-782-3532.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Sun 8/18, 4 PM, Stephen Schnurr. 312-664-6963.

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Francesco Milioto conducts a "two-day, site-specific production" of Mozart's opera in various rooms of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Tue 8/13, 7 PM (with preview discussion at 5:30 PM) and Sun 8/18, 7 PM, acts one and two. Wed 8/14, 7 PM, acts three and four. Free admission; reservations required. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Anatol Lysenka, conductor, with oboist Diane Wood (Rossini, Marcello, Ravel, Schubert, Brahms). Sun 8/18, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2 PM), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

L'OPERA PICCOLA Eric Townell conducts Verdi's Rigoletto. Fri 8/9 and Sat 8/10, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/11, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA David Alan Miller, conductor, with pianist Joyce Yang in a family concert (Ives, Paganini, Rachmaninoff). Sun 8/18, 5 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CARILLON RECITALS Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn: Sun 8/11, 6 PM, Julie Marie Ford. Sun 8/18, 6 PM, Ray McLellan. 773-702-7059.

ELAINE SKORODIN, ANDREA SWAN, MATTHEW HAGLE, JILL RACHUY BRINDEL, AND SARAH BRINDELL violin, pianos, cello, and soprano, perform music of Bernard Brindel in a free concert. Sun 8/11, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-5025.

DEBORAH SOBOL piano, performs Bach's Two-Part Inventions in a free concert. Tue 8/13, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

MUSICIANS FROM STEANS INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS Concerts precede performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Fri 8/9 and Sat 8/10, 5:45 PM, and Sun 8/11, 4:45 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SINGERS FROM WILMA OSHEIM VOCAL STUDIO with pianist Robert Haigler in a free recital. Sat 8/17, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Fri 8/9 and Sat 8/10, 8 PM, Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra with violinist-conductor Mark Peskanov and horn soloists Martin Rhees and Michael Buckwalter (Mozart, Bach, Sarasate). Sat 8/10, 4 PM, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Anita Whalen with the Festival Orchestra Players in an all-Mozart chamber program. 815-338-5300.

fairs & festivals

BLUES FOR HOMELESS FESTIVAL Lambs Farm, I-94 and Rte. 176, Libertyville: Sat 8/17, 1 PM, Motivation Blues Band; 2 PM, Grana Louise; 3:15 PM, Eric George; 4:30 PM, Charles "Delta Blues Hog" Hayes; 5:45 PM, Shirley King; 7 PM, Wailin' Walter; 8:30 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 847-689-4357, ext. 127, or 847-689-4357, ext. 116.

BUD BILLIKEN FEST 2002 Washington Park, 57th and Payne: Sat 8/10, 2 PM, Karen Clark-Sheard; 2:21 PM, Marvin Sapp; 2:57 PM, Code 5; 3:08 PM, Tru Enuff; 3:19 PM, 3LW; 3:35 PM, Mario; 3:56 PM, Wyclef Jean; 4:57 PM, Musiq; 5:58 PM, Keith Sweat. 708-922-3776.

EDISON PARK FEST 2002 Olmsted and Oliphant: Sat 8/17, 12:30 PM, Ted Ansani; 2:30 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams, Wiggleworms; 5:45 PM, Brian Lupo/Eric McAbe Band; 8 PM, Remedy. Sun 8/18, noon, Bopology; 1:45 PM, Jeorge from Yard; 3:30 PM, the Blast; 6:45 PM, Dave Dunne & Blackwater. 773-631-0063.

GOLD COAST ART FAIR State and Wells between Huron and Superior: Fri 8/9, noon-6 PM, and Sat 8/10 and Sun 8/11, 10 AM-6 PM, Cirrus Falcon, Karullacta. 847-444-9600.

GOOSE ISLAND FEST Clybourn and Sheffield: Fri 8/16, 5 PM, Half Way Jane; 6:30 PM, Califone; 8 PM, Big Head Todd & the Monsters. Sat 8/17, 2 PM, Lori Watt; 3:30 PM, the What; 5 PM, Convulsions; 6:30 PM, Clarks; 8 PM, Soul Asylum. Sun 8/18, 2 PM, Naughty by Jack; 3:30 PM, Pages; 5 PM, Waco Brothers; 6:30 PM, Robert Walters 20th Congress; 8 PM, Violent Femmes. 800-485-8085 or 773-348-6784.

KANE COUNTY FAMILY RIBFEST on the grounds of Kane County Events Center, 34W002 Cherry, Geneva: Fri 8/9, 7 PM, Santana with Gregg Rolie; 8:45 PM, Infinity. Sat 8/10, 4:30 PM, Dixie Wreck; 7 PM, the Knack; 8:45 PM, Huge. Sun 8/11, noon, Lil Romeo, Lil Corey, Master P, Silkk the Shocker; 2 PM, Bob West (Elvis tribute); 3:30 PM, Steve Richards (Neil Diamond tribute); 5 PM, New York Cast of Beatlemania Live. 630-208-9567.

KOREAN STREET FESTIVAL Bryn Mawr between Kedzie and Kimball: Sat 8/10, 4 PM, Double Forte; 6:30 PM, Jenny Choi. Sun 8/11, noon, Hipporay Power; 4:30 PM, Jenny Choi; 6 PM, Nikki. 773-583-1700.

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Halsted between Belmont and Addison: Sat 8/10, noon, Jen Porter, Clip, Route 66; 12:40 PM, Moses Valdez; 1:30 PM, Stewed Tomatoes; 2 PM, Manplanet; 2:10 PM, Dylan Rice; 2:45 PM, Papo Sanchez; 2:50 PM, Ellen Rosner; 3:20 PM, Rachael Sage; 3:30 PM, Lurrie Bell; 4 PM, Patti Elvis; 5:20 PM, Lisa Sanders; 5:30 PM, Janah; 5:45 PM, Georgie Porgie; 6 PM, Sean Wiggins; 7 PM, Nicholas Tremulis; 7:10 PM, Patrice Pike; 7:30 PM, Kevin Aviance; 8:20 PM, Billie Myers; 8:30 PM, Tubes, DJ Jeff Barry; 9:30 PM, Emily Autumn. Sun 8/11, noon, Pulsation, Cover Girls, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus; 1 PM, Jennifer Marks; 2 PM, Valerie James, Carpacho; 3 PM, Locals, Liz Mandville Greeson; 4 PM, Iffy; 4:30 PM, Lynne Jordan; 5 PM, Edie Carey; 6 PM, Dajae; 6:15 PM, Matt Zarley, Ralph Covert; 7:15 PM, Chicago Kings; 7:30 PM, Andrew Kerr, Teddy Goldstein & Anne Heaton; 8:15 PM, Cathy Richardson Band; 8:30 PM, DJ Laura B; 9 PM, Mabel Mabel. 773-883-0500.

TASTE OF AVONDALE BLOCK PARTY Albany between Elston and Cornelia: Sat 8/10, 6 PM, Emerald Society Pipe Band; 7 PM, Penny Dreadful; 9 PM, Elevations. 773-473-5263.

WEST ENGLEWOOD UNITED ORGANIZATION GOSPEL FEST Clara's Transitional Housing, 1656 W. 62nd St.: Sat 8/17, noon-7 PM, Pastor Floyd & Mighty Majestic, Reverend I. Garner & the Voices of Faith, Willie Harris Gospel Singers, Universal Soldiers, LaShawn Hollingsworth & others. 773-778-2811.

miscellaneous

BLUE RUBIES, PROFESSOR JOHN, TWO FOR BRAZIL WITH PAULINHO GARCIA & GREG FISHMAN, HENRY JOHNSON ORGAN EXPRESS perform at the 14th annual Eclectic Picnic. Sun 8/18, 1 PM, courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TOM CHAPIN & FRIENDS in a children's concert. Sat 8/10, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

FLIPPOMUSIC, KEVIN PURCELL & THE NIGHTBURNERS, FREEWORLD, RALPH'S WORLD perform at Manorbash. Sun 8/11, 12:30 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

JOEL FRANKEL Free children's concert. Tue 8/13, 6:30 PM, Adams Park, 1919 N. Seminary. 312-742-7529.

FROM UNITY IN CHICAGO WITH LOVE Musical revue. Fri 8/16, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Free children's concert. Fri 8/9, 2:30 PM, Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. 312-742-7529.

DICK POLK ORCHESTRA Wed 8/14, 11:30 AM, front lawn, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

RALPH'S WORLD FEATURING RALPH COVERT Free children's concerts. Sun 8/11, 2 PM, Ravenswood Manor, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7529. Thu 8/15, 6:30 PM, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. 312-742-7529.

SONGS UNDER THE STARS Free concert presented by Devonshire Playhouse. Sun 8/11, 7 PM, Devonshire Park, Grove & Kostner, Skokie. 847-675-4800.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 8/9, celebration of Ecuador's Independence Day. Mon 8/12, celebration of Jamaica's Independence Day. Thu 8/15 and Fri 8/16, celebration of India's Independence Day. 312-346-3278.

VOICES ACROSS FAITH Multicultural concert of "sacred and celebratory music." Sat 8/17, 7:30 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-262-4558.

WIGGLES Children's concerts. Sun 8/11, 1 and 5 PM, and Mon 8/12, 3 and 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

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