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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AC ROCK Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

AMBER, AUBREY, FIORI, GEORGIE PORGIE, IAN VAN DAHL, LASOO, LUCRE PARTA, SHERRIE LEA perform at Energy Blast 2002. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 630-941-9292 or 312-559-1212.

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

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

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

CHEAP TRICK, SNAGGS Thu 8/22, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS 2002 SUMMER GALA Tribute concerts to Richard Rodgers; benefits Season of Concern. Fri 8/16 with Tom Michael, Kat Taylor, Daryl Nitz, John Eskola, Pat Rusk & Bob Moreen; Sat 8/17 with Alexandra Billings, Spider Saloff, Stephen Rader, Kari Howard, Claudia Hommel & Suzanne Petri. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, 7:30 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 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.

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.

HOWIE DAY Free in-store performance. Sun 8/18, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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.

GIPSY KINGS Sat 8/24, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

GOO GOO DOLLS, THIRD EYE BLIND, VANESSA CARLTON Thu 8/22, 6:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MARY CLEERE HARAN & KEVIN COLE Sun 8/25, 4:30 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fri 8/16, 7:30 PM, Sat 8/17, 6 PM, and Sun 8/18, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

MARK HUSSMAN, RICK SAUCEDO, MICHAEL KENNEDY, JOE TIRRITO, BOB WEST, TRAVIS MORRIS, AMY HOHIMER, EXPENSE ACCOUNT SHOW BAND and others perform at the 25th anniversary Elvis Spectacular. Tue 8/20, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

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

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/25, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

NANO, CALLIOPE SOL, KOUTARO FUKUI WITH PETER MONTERUBIO & GABRIEL GUZMAN perform in conjunction with the exhibit "My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation." Free admission. Thu 8/22, 8 PM, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

OASIS, SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES See Spot Check; sold out. Tue 8/20, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

PELT, CHARALAMBIDES See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 8/17, 4:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

SUZANNE PETRI performs Broadway show tunes. Fri 8/23, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

CHRIS ROBINSON 18 & over show; sold out. Sun 8/25, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

ROMANCE LANGUAGE: FRENCH SONGS FOR LOVERS with Johnny Frigo, Claudia Hommel, Bob Moreen & bassist Jim Cox. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, 8 PM, and Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 or 312-559-1212.

HOPE SANDOVAL & THE WARM INVENTIONS, SOLEDAD BROTHERS All-ages show. Mon 8/19, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SANTANA, RUSTED ROOT Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

BOZ SCAGGS Fri 8/23, 6:30 and 9:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SLAYER, SOULFLY, IN FLAMES, DOWNTHESUN All-ages show. Fri 8/23, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SLUM VILLAGE performs as part of the Neo Soul Explosion series. Wed 8/21, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

SONIA DADA Free in-store performance. Wed 8/21, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

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

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

LUTHER VANDROSS, GERALD LEVERT, ANGIE STONE, MICHELLE WILLIAMS Sun 8/25, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

VERY BE CAREFUL Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Thu 8/22, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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

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

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: 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. Mon 8/19, 9 PM, Tony Furtado Band, Cedarcase. Tue 8/20, 9 PM, Commitments (see Spot Check), the Buzz. Thu 8/22, 9 PM, Enon, Blood Thirsty Lovers, T.K. Webb. Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Rainer Maria, Owen, the Reputation. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Rico Bell & the Snakehandlers, Richard Buckner & Jon Langford, Nomad Planets. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, DJ M Pulse. Mon 8/19, Halfway Jane. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fri 8/16, Tamara Pierce, DJ Double J. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Sundays, DJ Ryan. Thu 8/22, Hare. Fri 8/23, Guitarman Dave. 847-397-3100.

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 8/16, Quiver Lip, Sons, Electricon, Arbo. Sat 8/17, Phistine Verona, A Month of Somedays, Because We Are Fearless Men, Archaeology. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 8/21, Outlaw Family Band, Wingnuts. Thu 8/22, Rachel Surrender, Acrobatic Ashes. Fri 8/23, 9:15 PM, Rebecca's Statue, Jet Set Cutie, Mathie, Asher. Sat 8/24, J. Davis Trio, Shadow Tribe, Lynna Figueroa. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. 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. 773-472-1502.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Cattle Queen. Sun 8/25, noon, Laura Glyda. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/16, Sisters & Brothers. Sat 8/17, Boomshanka, Super Strain. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Mon 8/19, Global Funk Council. Tue 8/20, Torturing Elvis, Carlos Ortega. Wednesdays, pro funk jam. Thu 8/22, Swivel Hips Smith. Fri 8/23, Speargrass, Seed Band. Sat 8/24, Hushdrops perform Tommy. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 8/17, Eric Mantel. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 8/23, Sonnets. Sat 8/24, Whiskey Road. 708-387-0050.

BRYDGES HOUSE 3035 Belvidere, Waukegan: Restaurant and lounge. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, 7:30 PM, Ricky Lee. 847-625-8520.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 8/16, Tim Nolan. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 8/23, Paul McKinney. 847-550-1127.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 8/17, Big Sweaty Men. Fri 8/23, Tumbleweed. Sat 8/24, Beatle Brothers. 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. Sat 8/17, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sun 8/18, Great Crusades. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 8/22, Joanne Sawter. Fri 8/23, Torturing Elvis. Sun 8/25, Chi-Town Reggae. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/16, Brother Lowdown, Wingnuts. Sat 8/17, White Outs, Pearlene. Fri 8/23, Doxies, Pistol Whipped, Sara Osmer. Sat 8/24, the Means, Grafton. 312-922-6392.

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.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle Ave., Forest Park: Wed 8/21, 9:30 PM, and Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Amber. 773-325-2233.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); 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 8/16, Maggie Speaks. Sat 8/17, Emotion. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 8/23, Drawing a Blank. Sat 8/24, Dry County. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/17, the Mix. Sat 8/24, Rockin' Riviera Review. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Butterside Down. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Domestic Problems, Seven Day Run, Big Sky String Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, unsigned band showcase (8/22 with Organic Mind Unit, Psychosomatic). Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Pelvic Delta, Star Candy. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Air This Side of Caution, Bryter. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 8/16, Generations. Sat 8/17, Revo, Foam Rubber. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/23, Stylus, Bryter. Sat 8/24, Michael McDermott (benefit for Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse). 847-541-4700.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Sun 8/18, 10 PM, Jack Rose (see Critic's Choice on Pelt), Keenan Lawler, Plastic Crimewave & the Fake, Scorces. 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: 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 Cabaret Professionals). Wed 8/21 and Thu 8/22, 8 PM, and Sun 8/25, 9 PM, Cory Jamison, Joan Curto, Tom Michael & Dan Stetzel (tribute to Richard Rodgers). Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Cory Jamison, Joan Curto, Tom Michael & Dan Stetzel (tribute to Richard Rodgers); 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Cory Jamison, Joan Curto, Tom Michael & Dan Stetzel (tribute to Richard Rodgers); 10:30 PM, Dina Joy Byrd (tribute to Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington). 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. Fri 8/16, DJ Mike Miller spins Elvis Disappearance Day. Sun 8/18, DJ Scott Faingold. Mon 8/19, DJ Sickboy spins punk. Tue 8/20, DJ Alex. Wed 8/21, DJ Lawrence spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/16, 9:30 PM, Missile, Mil Mulliganos, Shifties. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Dremana, Oh My God, Wolcott, Lindsie Reitz, Tim Nagle. Mon 8/19, 9 PM, Soundtrack of Our Lives (see Spot Check), Assassins. Tue 8/20, 9 PM, Adam Wyle, Celestial Static, Blush. Wed 8/21, 9 PM, Quatre Tete, Monster Trux, Devil May Care, Rosedales. Thu 8/22, 9 PM, Punsapaya, 40 Piece Choir, Family of Souls. Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Hot Snakes, Beehive & Barracudas, Red-Eyed Legends. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Daptones with Sharon Jones, New Alcindors, Mr. Crippitt. 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 8/16, Jack Straw. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/23, Rubber. Sat 8/24, Mooch. 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 8/16, 7th Heaven, Slip Mickey, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sat 8/17, Maggie Speaks, Agent 86, A.C.E. showcase. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wed 8/21, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 8/23, Quantum Leep, Scheme, Shine On. Sat 8/24, Other. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/16, Silicone Honey, Lunch, Marizen, Karlye Lapetina. Sat 8/17, Bellsize, Time Bomb Taxi, Kevin O'Brien, Dylan Nelson. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 8/20, Extra Credit Assignment, Spread. Wed 8/21, Saturday Nights. Thu 8/22, Frantic Appetite, Ids. Fri 8/23, Penny Dreadful, AKA, the Effect, Naked & Shameless. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/16, Desi Brothers. Sat 8/17, the Blast. Fri 8/23, Further Notice. Sat 8/24, Eric McCabe/Brian Lupo Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Quix*o*tic (see Critic's Choice), Sicbay, Caesura. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Detroit Grand Pubahs (see Critic's Choice), Heckle & Jeckle, Ectomorph. Sun 8/18, 9:30 PM, Friend/Enemy, Blackbirds, TV Pow. Mon 8/19, 9:30 PM, Windy & Carl, Landing, Melochrome. Wed 8/21, 10 PM, Cherry Valence (see Spot Check), Dishes, Federation-X. Thu 8/22, 9:30 PM, Jucifer, Bible of the Devil, Phantom Three. Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Cex, K-Rad, Atropa, Western Automatic, DJ Bob. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Duvall, Watchers, Chinup Chinup. Sun 8/25, 9 PM, Eleventh Dream Day, Pinebender, Red Star Belgrade. 773-276-3600.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Wed 8/21, 6 PM, DJ Byron Williams spins soul, hip-hop, and R&B; 8 PM, Marqseven. 312-326-2300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Music at 7 PM. 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.

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 8/16, Ultimate Party Band. Sat 8/17, Kato & the Houseboys. Thu 8/22, Two J's. Fri 8/23, World Class Noise. Sat 8/24, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 8/17, Dell Duo. Wednesdays, open mike with Hiatus. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Trojanowski. 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 8/16, 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. Mon 8/19, 6 PM, Knockout, Antifreeze, 504 Plan; 10 PM, Chicago Sound, Fat Day. Tue 8/20, 7 PM, Catheters, Manges, Even in Blackouts, Riverboat Gamblers. Wed 8/21, 6 PM, Locked in a Vacancy, Chunsa, Emmanuel 7, Niagara Fell. Thu 8/22, 7 PM, Rainer Maria, Sleeping at Last, Moped Band. Fri 8/23, 7 PM, Redline, Black Cat Music, Switchblade Romance. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Witnesses, Alarm Clocks, New Constitution, Also Musico. Sun 8/25, 7 PM, All, Armstrong, Wretch Like Me, Someday I. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/16, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Sat 8/17, Leon Russell, Jon Langford & the Brutal Efficients featuring John Rice & Pat Brennan. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman (8/20 with Jimbo Delta). Thu 8/22, 7:30 PM, "Words & Music, Music & Words" with Momenthy, Dean Hacker, Michael Kent Smith & Rick Fazio. Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Steve Forbert, Kevin Gordon. 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. Sat 8/17, Mint. Sundays, open jam session. Fri 8/23, Core. Sat 8/24, Robbie Fulks. 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 8/24, 9 PM, Edmer. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/16, Quantum Leep. Fri 8/23, Riptones. 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.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Sun 8/25, 10 PM, Chicago Underground Film Festival show with Breath Control, DJs spinning hip-hop, and a human beatbox competition. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/16, Johnsons, Craig Morefield. Mon 8/19, Barajas, Wood Rose. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 8/23, Mojica. Sat 8/24, Fifty Pound Head, Cats on Smack. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/16, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Chuck Larkin. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mondays, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Tue 8/20, 9 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Wed 8/21, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thu 8/22, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill. Fri 8/23, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Jim Rollins. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: 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. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 8/21, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 8/22, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM, Jim Wright & Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/24, 7:30 PM, Nakia Reynoso; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 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. 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 8/16, Night Riders. Sat 8/17, Exit 90. Thu 8/22, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 8/24, Six Strings Down. 847-658-4700.

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

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 8/16, Radio Flyer, Braintree. Sat 8/17, Zen Darlings, Ten Minute Vision, Bicycle Tricycle. Sundays, DJ B. Mon 8/19, Pressure Point, Battalion 86, Counter Attack, the Bureau, Philadelphia Experiment. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Thu 8/22, Arbo, O.D.M., Psycho Ex-Lover. Fri 8/23, Hypnofugue, the Industry. Sat 8/24, Mono No Aware, Proyecto Mirage, DJs K-Y & Peccaui. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 8/20, 7 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. 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 8/16, 10 PM, Fire Show, Mark Mallman. Sat 8/17, 9:30 PM, Pelt (see Critic's Choice), Charalambides, Spires That in the Sunset Rise; 12:30 AM, DJ Plastic Crimewave. Sun 8/18, 10 PM, Country Teasers (see Spot Check), Thin Man, Tough and Lovely. Mon 8/19, 8:30 PM, Cantina: Nora O'Connor & Matt Weber with Leroy Bach (no cover); 10:30 PM, Neko Case listening party. Wed 8/21, 9 PM, LAX, Swamp Sugar, Jim Elkington. Thu 8/22, 9:30 PM, Tenki, Life at Sea. Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Chicago Underground Film Festival show with Orso, Bric-a-Brac, Bosco & Jorge. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Psychedelic Watermelon Fest with Mr. Rudy Day, HOTS; 12:30 AM, DJ Sheer Magic Team. Sun 8/25, 9:30 PM, Centimeters, Missing Tooth, Black Cat Music, Abraham. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 8/16, Blues Monks, First Circle, Seed Band. Sat 8/17, Friends of Pete, P53. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 8/23, Jack Straw. Sat 8/24, Dreaming Tree, Tugboat, Airport Lounge. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/17, 5 PM, benefit for Chicago Coalition Against U.S. Militarism and Palestine Aid Society with Sonido Ink (Quieto), Lani Montreal & others (program includes poetry, spoken word, dance, and visual arts). Tue 8/20, 9 PM, Ikon, PMS, Brother Mic, Kelly Tsai, Motep. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/16, Marc Lowe. Sat 8/17, Taniq with Merl Sanders. Tuesdays, Maya. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oak Brook Centre, Oak Brook: Thu 8/22, 8:30 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/16, Noreaga, Outfitters. Sun 8/18, Teena Marie, BLT. Mon 8/19, 6:30 PM, Riddlin' Kids, Gelheads, Cells. Wed 8/21, Dream King with Trent Carlini (tribute to Elvis). Thu 8/22, Molotov. Fri 8/23, Toots & the Maytals. Sat 8/24, 6:15 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Eyeliners, All-American Rejects; 11:45 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Ultimate Fakebook, All-American Rejects. Sun 8/25, Judas Priest. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 8/16, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Tue 8/20 through Fri 8/23, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Second Nature. 312-245-0333.

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 8/16, Strain Busy Sky, Molly. Sat 8/17, Umphrey's McGee, 1000 Vertical Ft. Fri 8/23, Victor Wooten. 312-337-3486.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Paris D. & Hyper Harp. 773-348-7592.

KITSCH'N 2005 W. Roscoe: Restaurant and beer garden; no cover. Wed 8/21, 8 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-248-7372.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/16, National Jet Set, Prolixon, Psycho Ex-Lover. Sat 8/17, Hungry Hungry Honchos. Wed 8/21, Burn Disco Burn, Ashworth, Dave Stagl & the Burning Daylight. Fri 8/23, Epic, the District, Pied Eyed Pete. Sat 8/24, Beatnik Turtle, Tony Lang Band, Epicycle. 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. 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 8/17, Riviera. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN SQUARE LANES 4874 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-561-8191.

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

LUNEY TUNES 2742 N. Laramie: Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Mentors, Torg, Johnny Vomit. 773-909-0303.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: 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). Tue 8/20, 9 PM, Alex V, Karmageddon. Wed 8/21, 9 PM, Super Deluxe, Dimebox. Thu 8/22, 9 PM, Church Dog. Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Ethyline, Last Caress. Sun 8/25, 9 PM, Blue Shade Witness, June's Arrival. 773-871-3757.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Fri 8/17, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. 773-252-7636.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/16, Heroes, Kimi Hayes, Clumsy Lovers. Sat 8/17, La Makita Soma, Irradio. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Terrapin Nation. Wed 8/21, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 8/22, Smushies, Jeff Freling. Fri 8/23, the Good, Down the Line. Sat 8/24, John Brown's Body, Stone. 773-404-9494.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Fri 8/16, 8 PM, Jackie Allen, Judy Roberts & Spider Saloff (tribute to Richard Rodgers). 312-742-8497.

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 8/16, 7 PM, Adema, 30 Seconds to Mars, Stripping the Pistol (all-ages show). Sat 8/17, 7 PM, Sonic Youth (see Critic's Choice), Wolf Eyes (sold out). Sun 8/18, 7 PM, Sonic Youth (see Critic's Choice), Magas (sold out). Mon 8/19, 9 PM, Le Tigre, Panty Raid, Erase Errata (see Critic's Choice). Tue 8/20, 6 PM, Plain White T's, Close Enough, Motion City Soundtrack, Bright Life, 15 Minutes Late (all-ages show). Thu 8/22, 9 PM, Perv 54, Hypnofugue, Waste, Gaskit (18 & over show). Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Harmony Riley, Cedarcase, Shurman (18 & over show). Sat 8/24, 9 PM, Synth City with Green Velvet, A.R.E. Weapons, Soviet, Avenue D, Venue, Feed the Machine (18 & over show). Sun 8/25, 6:30 PM, Silent Treatment, 504 Plan, Troubled Hubble, Audible Campaign. 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/16, Fabulous Frank & Dave Show. Fri 8/23, Neil Rose Band. 312-655-0600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Atomic Martinis. 630-446-4001.

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 8/24, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. 847-259-9724.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/16, Hit Gone Bad, Pousto, Salt Water Vampires. Sat 8/17, Los Gatos Diablos, Space Cushion. Mon 8/19, Battalion 86, the Bureau, Counterattack. Tue 8/20, Squared Off, When Something Fails. 773-486-7774.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Super 8 Cum Shot, Manservant. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Red Elephant, Ruben Waters Loves You, Locals. Mondays, 9 PM, Sound Reflections with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Los Hombres Perdidos. Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Diverse, Pacifics, Contraband, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (8/22 with Jenfish Superstar & Andrea Bunch). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/16, 10 PM, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Shadow Tribe, A New January. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 8/19, 10 PM, X-Aisle; 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 8/21, Meqqa, Chinese Downhill, LIfe Without. Fri 8/23, Sono, Cordy, Kiss & Ride. Sat 8/24, Chin Chin, DJs Lil' Shalimar & Wilder. 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. Wednesdays, open mike. Sat 8/24, Moco Magana & Nick Gonzalez. 312-527-1010.

PARAGON WEST 901 Lakehurst, Waukegan: Restaurant. Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Deja Voodoo. 847-473-0023.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/16, Hello Operator. Sat 8/17, Naked Oil Twister, Shit City Dream Girls. Sun 8/18, 10 PM, Polyester Starfish, the Bunk. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 8/21, John Hasbrouck, Ellen Rosner. Thu 8/22, Smush, Angels in the Round with Emily Curtis, Jodi Sheeler & Gabrielle. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Zirkus Zideshow; 10 PM, Creepy D, Know Nothing Family. Sat 8/24, Volta Do Mar. Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Dolly Varden. 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. Sat 8/17, Turnstyles. Thursdays, Turnstyles unplugged. 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. Sat 8/24, Wild Ones. 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 8/17, Desi Brothers. Sat 8/24, Rock Candy. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/17, Sister Envy. Thu 8/22, Desi Brothers. Fri 8/23, the Blast. Sat 8/24, 7Deez. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/16, Twat Vibe, Keleton DMD, Vets. Sat 8/17, Jesse Garon Presley & the Pineappalachians, Little Billy Catfish. Mon 8/19, Animal Babies, Mushroom, Black Box Memoirs. Tue 8/20, Jupitor, the Spark. Wed 8/21, Matics, the Framed, 1000 Rubs. Thu 8/22, Chicago Underground Film Festival show with the Drapes, Eternals, X27. Fri 8/23, Sixty-Eights, Drexel, Millimeters Mercury. Sat 8/24, Trash Brats, Rules of Attraction. 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 8/17, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-428-4274.

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 8/21, 7 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 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.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Fri 8/23, 6 PM, Oxymoron, Pistol Grip, Beltones, the Forgotten (all-ages show). 630-896-1031.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 8/16, Roots Rock Society. Fri 8/23, 6 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr; 10 PM, Mr. Myers. 630-964-0773.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Tue 8/20, Metal night with Nine24. 847-392-6446.

ROCKLAND CAFE 525 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Tue 8/20, 8 PM, Paul McKinney. 847-295-7140.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/17, Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath tribute). 630-543-3101.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/16, User Friendly. Sat 8/17, Anne Harris. Fri 8/23, Two Strung Out. Sat 8/24, Brothers in Arms. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Kevin Coyne (see Spot Check), M.O.T.O., Plastic Crimewave Sound. Sun 8/18, 7:30 PM, Twinemen, Gaberdine. Mon 8/19, 8 PM, Josh Joplin, Steph Turner. Tue 8/20, 9 PM, Ours. Wed 8/21, 9 PM, Stolie, Jason LeVasseur, Stew. Sat 8/24, 7 PM, Anne Harris, Al Rose; 10 PM, Cells, Kim, Kissinger. Sun 8/25, 8 PM, Wicks, Michael Heaton Band. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/17, Stevie Starlite. Sat 8/24, Aenima (Tool tribute band), Weathered (Creed tribute band). 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Tue 8/20, 8:30 PM, Found Objects, Epectir, Sky Lobby, A Very Sensitive Device, April Noise, Narendra. 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 8/22, 4:30 PM, Michael Rodio. 312-441-9334.

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 8/16, 9 PM, All Fours, New Math, DJ Mass Transit. Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Dirty MF, DJ 33-1/3, Mary Jane, Artek. Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Josh Richter Band, Zzaje. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Eratik Statik, Brother El, DJs Rude One, Doc West, GT & J Smut. 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 8/17, Entrinzic. Sat 8/24, None Too Soon. 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 8/16, Sean Smith. Sat 8/17, Dave Sills. Sun 8/18, Donna Adler, Kellie Lin Knott, Rust Belt Music. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 8/20, Katie Todd. Wed 8/21, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Ethan Sellers, Jules Taylor, Kristin Cotts & Tom Slater. Fri 8/23, 7 PM, Tom Orland, Terry MacNamara, Sue Demel, Jenny McCarthy Biennemann, Diggy. Sat 8/24, 6 PM, Mazurka. Sun 8/25, Jaia Suri, Julie Frost, Greg Klyma. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/16, Danglers, Treeline, Stylus. Sat 8/17 and Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke with live band. Fri 8/23, Urban Twang, Kate Brunner, Dang. Sat 8/24, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. 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: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/17, Cooksie, Space Shower Civic. Fri 8/23, WLUW's Steven in the Evening farewell showcase. 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 8/16, Aswah Greggori, Osweza, Indika. Sat 8/17, Gizzae, Daddy Roots. Sun 8/18, Teddy Afro, Zeleke. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. Thu 8/22, Rico. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/16, Brother Brother. Sat 8/17, 10:30 PM, Shaking Tree, Musical Outfits. Tue 8/20, Mr. Blotto. Wed 8/21, Andy Band. Thu 8/22, Seed Band. Fri 8/23, 1000 Vertical Ft., Lotus. Sat 8/24, Katie Todd, Torben Floor. 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. Fri 8/16, Rick Garcia, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Heather Doble, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Wed 8/21, DJ 33-1/3, Bruno. Thu 8/22, DJ FLX, Chris Miller. 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 (8/17 with Lady D). Sundays, DJs spin R&B. Tuesdays, DJs spin house. Wednesdays, Chris Gin, DJ Apocalypse, and guest DJs spin progressive. Thursdays, Synesthesia DJs spin electro. 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.

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 (8/23, Felix da Housecat's birthday bash). Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 8/19, 10 PM, Teleseen, April Noise (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 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 (8/18 with DJ Manic). 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/24, 9 PM, Green Velvet, A.R.E. Weapons, Soviet, Avenue D, Venue, Feed the Machine (18 & over show). 773-549-0203.

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. Thu 8/22, 9 PM-4 AM, Larry Heard, Shaka 23, DJ Mood. 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 8/16, Julius Papp, DJs Mr. A.L.I. & Rick Garcia. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 8/21, J Majik, Ry-N, Poolside, Bio-booster. 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 8/16, Mario Smokin' Diaz. 312-491-9600.

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 8/16, Scott Hardkiss, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/17, Miles Maeda, Josh Deep. 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 (8/21 with Dave Simon). Thu 8/22, Mr. Projectile, Dave Olson, Fiorna, Kra:n:k, Jake Fairley. Fri 8/23, Jeno, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/24, Synth City with Tommie Sunshine, Tobias, Jordan Zawideh, Ryan Paradise. 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. Sat 8/17, 2 PM, Def Poetry Jam Chicago with DJ Madrid, Avery R. Young, Chezere, Kim Ransom & Dale Washington (followed by an open mike at 3:30 PM); 8 PM, Groove Distribution DJs spin broken beats and nu jazz; midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJs 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 8/22, Simbionix, DJs John Curley, Eric Ross, Flipside, Chris Santiago & Darrell Woodson. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 8/17, Sen-Sei & Coleman, Dano, Spesh, Mark Almaria Laura B, Tony 2 Much. Tue 8/20, Sasha, James Zabiela. Sat 8/24, Jerry Bonham, Koma & Bones, 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.

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 8/16, Lego, Justin Long, Sativa. Sat 8/17, John Patterson, Cedric, John Curley, Monna & Jeremiah, Andre Harris, Tobias, PNS, Bear Who? Sundays, DJs Jesse de la Pena & Uncle Milty. Fri 8/23, Pound Boys, Justin Long, Sativa. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ARRANMORE, RIG THE JIG, CHRIS McNAMARA Wed 8/21, 7:30 PM, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-845-8900 or 800-455-5566.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY Free concert. Sat 8/17, 2 PM, Lincoln Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 1150 W. Fullerton. 312-744-1926.

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.

TOBY KEITH, PAUL THORN See Critic's Choice. Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

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.

MICHAEL SMITH Free concert. Fri 8/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

TRISHA YEARWOOD Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

folk & country

clubs

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 8/19, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass Band & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/24, Lush Budgett. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 8/16, 9:30 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-687-9323.

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 8/16, Amy Dolan. Sat 8/17, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Fri 8/23, Salthill Mines. Sat 8/24, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 8/17, Strong Voices. Sat 8/24, Rick Pickren. 630-393-1247.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Thu 8/22, James Hall. 630-963-2739.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 8/21, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

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

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). 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 8/17, 8:30 PM, Dolly Parton (see Critic's Choice; sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 8/18, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/16, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 8/17, Larkin Brothers. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, Kelly Griner. Fri 8/23, Fair Play. Sat 8/24, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 8/19, 9 PM, Anish (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Kat Eggleston, Rick Neeley Trio. 815-338-5164.

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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 8/22, open mike hosted by Jen. Sat 8/24, Sag Valley Boys. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 8/17, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

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.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Thu 8/22, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 8/17, 7 PM, Fitz & the Celts; 10 PM, Christy McWilson, Lush Budgett, Amy Allison (see Critic's Choice). Thu 8/22, 9 PM, Jim Lauderdale Band, Danny Black. Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Luther Wright & the Wrongs, Cornmeal. 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 8/16, Joe Jencks. Sat 8/17, 2 PM, open "sing-around." Fri 8/23, Sunnyside Up. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BLUES FOR HOMELESS FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

CHRISTIAN POETS SOCIETY performs as part of the 1st annual Gospel Poetry conference, with a worship service, liturgical dance, gospel DJ and live gospel music. Fri 8/16, 6 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-684-8058.

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

BUDDY GUY, NICHOLAS TREMULIS, LURRIE BELL Fri 8/23, 6 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

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.

KINGSNAKES Free in-store performance. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

KINSEY REPORT in a free concert before showings of Chicago Pageant: A New Canvas. Wed 8/21, 8 PM, north facade, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

GRANA LOUISE performs accompanied by Lovely "J.R." Fuller Jr.; free "Speakin' of the Blues" performance and discussion. Wed 8/21, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

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. Fri 8/16, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Band. Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. 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.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 708-848-2801.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. 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.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/16, Sat 8/17, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/20, Lindsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, Linsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 8/20, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. 773-583-3000.

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 8/16, 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, Carlos Johnson. Sun 8/18, Joanna Connor. Mon 8/19, jam hosted by John Primer. Tue 8/20, Nellie Travis. Wed 8/21, Matthew Skoller. Thu 8/22, Maurice John Vaughn. Fri 8/23, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, John Primer. Sat 8/24, 6:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Bernard Allison, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 8/25, Vino Louden. 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: Fri 8/16, 6:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). 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.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, all-star blues jam with Ruby Harris & the Head Band. 773-743-5650.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, John Primer Band. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues 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 8/16, 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.

CONDESA DEL MAR 12220 Cicero, Alsip: Fri 8/16, 7 PM, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Sharon Paige (23rd annual Probation Challenge awards dinner and concert). 773-291-6670.

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

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/16, Scott Madden band. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 8/23, Madman Blues Band. Sat 8/24, Midnight Renegades. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Marie Bartolotta & Bob Longmier. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/23, 9:30 PM, Candye Kane, Phil Lee. 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 8/17, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 8/24, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. 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. Sat 8/17, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

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

GOVNOR'S PUBLIC HOUSE 220 Randall, Lake in the Hills: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Dave Weld. 847-658-4700.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Music at 10 PM. Fridays and Sat 8/24, Johnny B. Moore. 773-638-1240.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Wed 8/21, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 312-943-2252.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 8/17, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. Tue 8/20, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Pistol Pete. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Dona Oxford Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: 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 8/16, 10 PM, Jimmy Burns. Sat 8/17, Roy Hytower. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/20, Phil Armetta. Wed 8/21 and Thu 8/22, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Fri 8/23, Chicago Playboys. Sat 8/24, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Sat 8/17, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

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 8/16 and Sat 8/17, Larry McCray, 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 8/22, Michael Burks. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, A.C. Reed, 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. Thu 8/22, the Transmission. 630-446-4001.

MR. TEE'S LOUNGE 3500 W. Lake: Sat 8/24, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. 773-722-9161.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Jan James. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/17, Felix & the Cats. Sat 8/24, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Ray "the Flame" Sucash, Biscuit Miller, and Moe T. 708-756-0600.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 8/24, Matthew Skoller Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/16, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. Sat 8/17, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 8/23, Jon McDonald Band. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Fri 8/16, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-605-9900.

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

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 8/16, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 8/17, Mississippi Heat. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, jam with Tom Holland's Big Blue & Sammy Fender. Wed 8/21, Nick Moss (no cover). Thu 8/22, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers (no cover). Fri 8/23, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater with Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 8/24, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater with Eddie King. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/16, Sat 8/17, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 8/23, Joanna Connor. Sat 8/24, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29W012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 8/16, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-393-2300.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/16, Steepwater. Sat 8/17, Chicago Express. Fri 8/23, Jan James. Sat 8/24, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, Billy Flynn Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 8/23, Felix & the Cats. Sat 8/24, Jim Baby 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.

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

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Fri 8/23, 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.

BOPOLOGY Free concert. Fri 8/23, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

MAGGIE BROWN Free in-store performance. Tue 8/20, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

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

KEN CHANEY EXPERIENCE WITH DAVID YOUNG Thu 8/22, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

JODIe CHRISTIAN QUARTET Free concert. Thu 8/22, 7 PM, 63rd Street beach, 6300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-747-6187.

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.

DIANE DELIN & DENNIS LUXION Free concert. Tue 8/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BRIAN DIBBLEE & KEVIN DAVIS Free concert. Tue 8/20, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

DRE'S JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free admission. Sun 8/25, 2:30 PM, outdoor garden, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6900.

EQUINOX 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

TED HOGARTH Free concert. Thu 8/22, 6:30 PM, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. 312-427-1676.

LAKE EFFECT Thu 8/22, 5:30 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 8/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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

BETHANY PICKENS DUO Tue 8/20, 5-7:30 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free big band concert. Sun 8/25, 2 PM, Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood. 312-742-7529.

JIMMY WRIGHT QUARTET Concert and open jam. Sat 8/17, 4 PM, Maywood Park, 921 S. Ninth, Maywood. 708-344-4740.

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 8/16, 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 Brumbach Quintet. 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 8/21, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 8/22, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 8/23, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/24, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 8/22, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, Carlos Cannon. Sun 8/18 through Sat 8/24, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 8/25, Charlie Johnson. 312-751-2433.

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

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/16, Sat 8/17, Fri 8/23, and Sat 8/24, Scott Holman. 312-787-1300.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, 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 8/16, Bob Baglione Trio. Wed 8/21, WesBound Trane. Fri 8/23, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/16, Bradley Williams 21st Century Review. Sat 8/17, Lou DiGangi Swingtet. Fri 8/23, BMR4. Sat 8/24, Ken Spurr. 630-574-2155.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 8/18, Left Bank Jazz Society. Sun 8/25, Cafta Jazz Sextet Minus One, pianist Katie Wall. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Tue 8/20, 7:30 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/17, Michael Zerang's Improvised Music Workshop. Sun 8/18, Jeff Chan, Tatsu Aoki & Chad Taylor. Tue 8/20, Fred Lonberg-Holm with Michael Colligan & Glenn Kotche. Thu 8/22, Mwata Bowden with Zach Brock & Harrison Bankhead. Fri 8/23, Jeff Parker. Sat 8/24, Jack Wright with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Andrew Lafkas. 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: Sat 8/17, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 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.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Emanon (no cover). 630-790-4878.

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 8/20, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 8/21, 8 PM, Scott Rosenberg/Kyle Bruckmann/Michael Zerang Trio. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/16, Andy Meacham Trio. Sat 8/17, WesBound Trane. Fri 8/23, Sam Burckhardt Duo. Sat 8/24, Trio du Jour. 630-377-9222.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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. Wed 8/21, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 8/25, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. 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 8/22, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente & Eldee Young. 630-978-2088.

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 8/18, 2 PM, Bucky Buckwalter's Milwaukee Connection. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sundays, 8 PM, Intimate Jazz series hosted by Roger DeVito (8/18 with Frank Lamphere Quartette; no cover). Tuesdays, 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 8/16, 5 PM, pianist Jonathan Mastro; 9 PM, Curtis Stigers Group (see Critic's Choice); 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Curtis Stigers Group (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/18, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 8/19, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/23, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Greg Osby Quartet; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Greg Osby Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/25, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Wed 8/21, 8 PM, Laurie Lee Moses with Jon Irabagon, Richard Nickel Transaction Ensemble, Tiny Hairs. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, 8 Bold Souls. 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 8/18, Scott Rosenberg Quartet with Tim Daisy, Jason Ajemian & Stuart Bogie. Sun 8/25, Toby Summerfield Group, Tim Daisy Trio. 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 8/16 through Sun 8/18, Lou Donaldson Quartet. Tue 8/20 through Sun 8/25, James Moody 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. 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. Sat 8/24 and Sun 8/25, 7 PM, benefit for Debra's Place with Denise La Grassa. 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 8/16, Dan Gillogly. Sat 8/17, Robin Lukas. Sundays, Scott Holman. Fri 8/23, Dave Crawford. Sat 8/24, Peter Miletic. 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 8/16 and 8/23, Stan Karcz & Robin Lukas. Sat 8/17, Stan Karcz & Dave Crawford. Sundays and Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Mondays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Sat 8/24, Stan Karcz. 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 8/16, Jim Rollins. Sat 8/17, Dan Gillogly. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. Thursdays, Scott Holman. Fri 8/23, Peter Miletic. Sat 8/24, Robin Lukas. 847-952-8755.

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

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-6665.

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: Wed 8/21, 9 PM, Ken & Jim Show with Ted Sirota & friends. 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 (8/18, Core Group with Carl Esta, Aaron Getsug & Steve Ptacek; 8/25, Healing Force with Bill Brimfield, William Perry, Avreeayl Ra & Tatsu Aoki). 773-743-3355.

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

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Thursdays, Fri 8/23, and Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio. 630-876-2000.

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. Fri 8/16, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 8/17, Dan Cray Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, Ken Chaney Quartet. 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 8/18, 7 PM, Metro Jazz Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/16, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 8/17, Five Spot Quintet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Two for Brazil. Tuesdays, Dan Cray Trio. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet. Fri 8/23, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 8/24, Katherine Davis Group. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/16, Gerald McClendon Band. Sat 8/17, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. Tue 8/20, Matt Engbring Duo. Wed 8/21, Mark Madsen Trio. Fri 8/23, Rankinfyle. Sat 8/24, Frank Jackson Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PORTO BELLO 561 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-540-9393.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/16, Havana. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 8/23, Jazz Solution. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Sat 8/23, pianist & vocalist Denise La Grassa with guitarist John Kregor. 773-348-7291.

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.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 8/18, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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.

THE STUDIO 8717 Lincoln, Morton Grove: Tue 8/20, 7 PM, Dave Flippo. 847-965-1962.

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

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9:30 PM. Mon 8/19, 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. Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, Vandermark 5. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 8/22, Dave Rempis & Triage. Fri 8/23, Vincent Davis Quartet. Sat 8/24, Fred Anderson, Chad Taylor & Malachi Favors. 312-791-9050.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Wed 8/21, Brian O'Hern Big Band. 773-296-6024.

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

VINCE'S 4747 N. Harlem, Harwood Heights: Fri 8/16 and Sat 8/17, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartette. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 708-867-7770.

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

international

concerts

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.

LILA DOWNS Free in-store performance. Sat 8/24, 3 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

FUERZA Y ALMA Free salsa concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/24, 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.

TIBETAN MONKS OF DREPUNG GOMANG MONASTERY, ONE HUMAN FAMILY WORKSHOP CHOIR, RICHARD FAMMEREE, DEVI 2000, SIKH KIRTAN, DEBORAH BARD perform at "Music in the Heart: An Evening of Sacred Music From Diverse Cultures." Benefit for the Drepung Gomang Monastery. Sat 8/17, 7:30 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

CHUCHITO VALDES AFRO-CUBAN ENSEMBLE Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

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.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/16, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 8/17, 2 PM, chanting workshop with Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery; 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. Thu 8/22, 10 PM, Vocal Sampling. Fri 8/23, 10:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo. Sat 8/24, 9 PM, Lila Downs. Sun 8/25, 8 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos, Blue Son. 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.

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.

PAPAGUS 620 N. State: Fri 8/23, 6-10 PM, Festival of Mythic Proportions with Terran's Greek Band, Modal Music Dancers. 312-642-8450.

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 8/17, 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.

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

TZIMON BARTO piano (Bartok, Rameau, Schumann, Rihm, Bach, Brahms, J. Strauss/Schulz-Evler). Mon 8/19, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BORROMEO STRING QUARTET with soprano Dawn Upshaw and clarinetist Todd Palmer (Debussy, Golijov, Beethoven). See Critic's Choice. Tue 8/20, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MELVIN CHEN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Tower, Brahms). Free admission. Wed 8/21, 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 8/19, 7 PM, Ray McLellan. 847-835-6980.

CHICAGO COMIC OPERA COMPANY Morry Matson conducts Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury. Thu 8/22 and Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM, and Sat 8/24 and Sun 8/25, 2 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

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

WILLIAM P. CROSBIE organ, in a free concert (Buxtehude, Bach, Liszt). Tue 8/20, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

DA CORNETO OPERA Alvaro Ramirez, conductor, with tenor Pedro Barrientos in a program of arias and duets. Sun 8/18, 4 PM, St. Hilary Church, 5601 N. California. 847-662-2694.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 8/17, 8-10 PM, guitarist Dave Byron. 630-922-9821.

ARTISTS FROM GALLERY 37 DOWNTOWN SUMMER OPERA PROGRAM Free admission. Mon 8/19, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278. Wed 8/21 and Thu 8/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 8/16, 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.

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. Sun 8/18, 7 PM, acts one and two. Mon 8/19, 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.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sun 8/18, 5 PM, David Alan Miller, conductor, with pianist Joyce Yang in a family concert (Ives, Paganini, Rachmaninoff). Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with trumpeter Doc Severinsen and the North Shore Choral Society in a pops concert (Suppe, Rossini, Puccini, Abreu, Bellstedt, Bizet, and others). 847-266-5100.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CARILLON RECITALS Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn: Sun 8/18, 6 PM, Ray McLellan. Sun 8/25, 6 PM, Beverly Buchanan. 773-702-7059.

STERBA STRING QUARTET in a free concert. Wed 8/21, 11:30 AM, front lawn, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

TOWN HOUSE CAFE 105 N. 2nd, Saint Charles: Sat 8/24, 8 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-584-8603.

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.

fairs & festivals

BACK TO SCHOOL SUMMERFEST Douglas Park, Albany and Ogden: Sat 8/17, noon-6 PM, Do or Die, Clipse & others. 773-522-2400.

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.

BUCKTOWN BONANZA Shakespeare and Oakley: Sat 8/17, 5:30 PM, Camille Houston; 6 PM, Skitzo; 7 PM, Third Person; 7:30 PM, ND-Skyz; 8 PM, Black Talick; 8:30 PM, JacLyn; 9 PM, PG-13; 9:30 PM, Dayna Lane; 10 PM, Philip Sheaff. 312-208-0984.

BUENA PARK NEIGHBORS 5TH ANNIVERSARY NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL Buena between Sheridan and Broadway: Sat 8/24, noon-5 PM, John Whildin & Friend, Fazer, Chicago Samba & others. 773-868-4410.

ECLECTIC PICNIC on the grounds of College of DuPage, 22nd and Lambert, Glen Ellyn: Sun 8/18, 1 PM, Blue Rubies, Professor John, Two for Brazil with Paulinho Garcia & Greg Fishman, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 630-942-4200.

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.

GOOSE ISLAND FEST Clybourn and Sheffield: Fri 8/16, 5:15 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 Boy 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.

HUBBARD STREET MURAL PROJECT FUNDRAISER BLOCK PARTY Hubbard between Racine and Ogden: Sat 8/24, noon-10 PM, Jan James, Lovehouse & others. 312-226-4858.

KIDSTOCK children's music festival. Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Sun 8/25, noon-7 PM, Jeff Nolan, Lyle Cowen, Dan Crow, Gaia, Shana Banana, Scotter, Joanie Bartels. 312-595-7437.

LAKEVIEW FESTIVAL Clark between Addison and Sheffield: Sat 8/24, noon, Air This Side of Caution; 1:30 PM, After Grace; 2:45 PM, Anne E. Dechant; 3:30 PM, Marty Lloyd; 4:30 PM, Wolcott; 5:30 PM, Lurrie Bell; 6:15 PM, Torben Floor; 7 PM, Home Town Hero; 8 PM, Robert Cornelius 7; 9 PM, Marcy Playground. Sun 8/25, noon, Halfway Jane; 1 PM, Mark Watson; 1:45 PM, Dan Darrah; 2:45 PM, Jan James; 3:45 PM, Underwater People; 5:15 PM, Himebaugh, Bolger & Lee; 6 PM, OK Go; 7 PM, Mr. Blotto; 8 PM, Convoy. 773-868-3010.

SPIRIT OF SOUTH SHORE CELEBRATION features live music on two stages. Sun 8/25, Rosenblum Park, 7547 S. Euclid: noon, PNP; 12:25 PM, Faith Tabernacle Choir; 1:05 PM, Tasty Noise; 3:10 PM, Stephanie McNair; 3:25 PM, Lenny Lynn, Dee Alexander, June Yvon & Theo Reed; 5:45 PM, Nanette Frank. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore: noon-3 PM, Bernard Alcorn; 7:30 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-324-0494.

THE STROLL: BRONZEVILLE'S MUSICAL LEGACY State and 33rd: Sat 8/24, noon, "ghost" concert of player piano rolls by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton & Jimmy Blythe; 1 PM, Chicago Hot Jazz Ensemble; 2 PM, Reginald Robinson & Erwin Helfer; 3 PM, Franz Jackson & the Chicago Hot Jazz Ensemble. 877-244-2246.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL features music on two Grant Park stages. Sat 8/24, Fifth Third Bank Stage, Jackson and Lake Shore Dr.: 11 AM, Alexito; 12:05 PM, Miguel Garcia; 12:20 PM, Jose Mendoza; 12:35 PM, Latin Rhythms; 1:05 PM, Ricky Luis y Su Orquesta; 1:50 PM, Victor Ayala; 2:10 PM, Grupo Bolero. Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: 2:35 PM, Cafetal Jarocho; 3:30 PM, Milagro y Sus Profesantes; 4:30 PM, Tierra; 5:30 PM, Huey Dunbar; 6:30 PM, Grupo Mateos; 7:30 PM, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan. Sun 8/25, Fifth Third Bank Stage: 10:45 AM, Miguel Nuno; 11 AM, Alexito; 11:50 AM, Lorenzo Corral; 12:20 PM, Jorge Magana; 12:45 PM, Orquesta la Natural; 1:35 PM, Banda Herradero Show de Durango; 2:15 PM, Trio los Primos. Petrillo Music Shell: 2:30 PM, la Zafra; 3:25 PM, Banda Degollado; 4:20 PM, Arnoldo; 4:50 PM, Malo; 5:50 PM, los Joao; 6:45 PM, Orquesta Sabor; 7:40 PM, el Gran Combo. 312-744-3370.

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

CHICAGO ROYAL AIRS Drum & bugle corps performs at the International Festival of Racing. Sat 8/17, 1:30 PM, Arlington International Racecourse, Euclid & Wilke, Arlington Heights. 847-385-7500.

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

GALLERY 37 OPERATICS ENSEMBLE Free concert. Wed 8/21 and Thu 8/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROKKO JANS hosts a neighborhood talent show. Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

ELLA JENKINS Children's concert. Sat 8/24, 2 PM, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. 312-742-7624.

TRICIA SEBASTIAN Children's concert. Tue 8/20, 6:30 PM, South Lakeview Park, 1300 W. Wolfram. 312-742-7785.

STERBA STRING QUARTET Wed 8/21, 11:30 AM, front lawn, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

TIBETAN MONKS OF DREPUNG GOMANG MONASTERY, ONE HUMAN FAMILY WORKSHOP CHOIR, RICHARD FAMMEREE, DEVI 2000, SIKH KIRTAN, DEBORAH BARD perform at "Music in the Heart: An Evening of Sacred Music From Diverse Cultures." Benefit for the Drepung Gomang Monastery. Sat 8/17, 7:30 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 8/16, celebration of India's Independence Day. Mon 8/19, Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan. Wed 8/21, Viva Chicago preview concert. Thu 8/22, Miro Zbirka & Limit. 312-346-3278.

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